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MODERN REFUGE

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C’MON GET HAPPY!

25 Tips And Trends For Creating A Vibrant, Cheerful Home

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contents 72 MODERN REFUGE A Rural Home In West Boca Reflects Its Owners’ Love For Sleek, Sustainable Design

80 C’MON GET HAPPY! 25 Tips And Trends For Creating A Vibrant, Cheerful Home

86 GREAT ESCAPE Designer Touches Transform A Traditional Boca Manse Into A Stunning Vacation Retreat

92 THE HIGH LIFE Boca Raton’s Newest Condo Residences Spare No Luxuries

66 Barefoot HGTV Host Genevieve Gorder’s Career Is Soaring, But Off-Screen The Talented Designer Keeps It Real

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elcome to our Home & Design Issue, where we showcase all that is vibrant and beautiful for feathering our nests. I love this issue because it inspires me to make more improvements in my own house. We begin this issue by profiling HGTV star Genevieve Gorder, who most recently let the cameras roll as she renovated her Manhattan apartment into a spacious, contemporary space. We went one-on-one with the free-spirited designer in “Barefoot Bohemian” (page 66). Next we take you inside two incredible Boca Raton spaces. We tour a fantastic vacation home that’s breezy, casually elegant and anything but typical. Be sure to check out “Great Escape” (page 86). We also showcase a rural West Boca home imbued with all the sleek design of a cosmopolitan city. You won’t want to miss “Modern Refuge” (page 72). Also in this issue, we present 25 cutting-edge design tips and trends for creating a cheerful, colorful home in “C’mon Get Happy!” (page 80). Then we reveal all the incredible, life-changing amenities offered at Boca Raton’s new condo communities in “High Life” (page 92). Personally, I feel blessed to have many homes. Perhaps I do not ‘own’ them in terms of tangible property, but my way feels even better. Home is not a place, but a space. It is a space filled with acceptance, comfort, memories and love. I enjoy all of my homes to their fullest, each in a unique way, but my second home and the one where I spend the most time after my family’s residence, is my office. The thing I love most about my office home is being with people who mean so much to me in a space that we have built together. The people who have filled that space over the years with their charisma, enthusiasm and creativity have made it a home where my dreams and inspirations take flight, and that really matters to me. Felicia Levine, our Editor, is one of those people. Felicia has shared my vision for this publication and has been integral in its growth. She cares about every single word on each page of the 11 issues we publish a year. She is meticulous, dedicated and an incredible writer and editor. She joined The Boca Raton Observer team in 2008 and soon after earned her LCSW, which is a license to practice as a clinical social worker. For the past seven years, she has been living a sort of double life - magazine editor by day, and psychotherapist by night. (I can picture her dashing into a local Starbucks to change into a Wonder Woman costume every now and then). But now, the time has come for her to pursue her true passion. As someone who changed careers after many years of success in a demanding and lucrative one, I know that following our dreams is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. As difficult as it is to say goodbye to my Editor, I am very happy for her as she embarks on her journey. She has helped turn this magazine into the widely read award-winning publication it is today and she knows best how to write and edit my copy when I experience the occasional brain freeze. As Maya Angelou said, “The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” I know that Felicia will make her new home her own space and reach many hearts there, just as she has in her home at The Boca Raton Observer over the past seven years. Our homes are the spaces that bear witness to our joys, our dreams, our challenges and our lives. We hope this issue will inspire you to make each of your homes the best spaces they can possibly be. Enjoy your March in South Florida; may you spend quality time this spring season with your loved ones in your own warm, special, and well-designed spaces.

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y relatives and close friends know that, in addition to working as editor of The Boca Raton Observer, I have a psychotherapy practice. When I opened my West Boca office more than a year ago, its aesthetics left much to be desired— smudged blue walls and worn carpet. Rather than feeling daunted, I was thrilled, because it gave me the chance to redecorate. Some people enjoy cooking; others are into sports or foreign films. I love creating new milieus. Rearranging furniture, hanging artwork, placing knickknacks … Ah, heaven. I can easily lose hours surfing interior design blogs and if you send me into a HomeGoods or Pier 1 imports, don’t expect to see me again for several hours. I’m not alone. Millions of fellow decor addicts, er, enthusiasts have launched websites, blogs, online magazines, Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds in order to indulge their passions, showcasing everything from high-end luxury and boho-chic styles, to flea market whimsy and dog house decor (yes, dog house decor!) worthy of MTV’s “Cribs.” And don’t even get me started on HGTV, DIY Network and the zillions of other home-improvement shows I’m hooked on. There’s something extremely rewarding about being able to change-up and refresh our surroundings, and to get a peek at how others do it. Interestingly, there may be a dark side to decorating, according to an article that ran several years ago in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail. The article says that people with low self-esteem due to societal pressure to be perfect may be overcompensating by creating attractive homes. “Decor projects may offer the promise of perfection for women disillusioned by their attempts to control

their ever-changing bodies,” said Joyce Davidson, a professor at Queens University, who studied how women express themselves through their homes. “The idea is that perfection might be more attainable if you buy the right lampshade or vase…” Who needs a smaller waist or bigger breasts when you’ve got a new coffee table? Seriously? Truth is, I get bored, and my home is like my palette: I love playing with new colors and patterns. It enhances my creativity. Though I admit I labored over my choice of office wall color: Cheery Sunflower, Golden Straw, Sweet Corn… Who knew there were so many shades of yellow? (Wikipedia lists 56 pages worth.) In the end, I chose Soft Buttercream, which I adore. Good thing too, because I am going to be spending a lot more time there. After more than seven years at the editorial helm of The Boca Raton Observer—during which time I’m proud to say the magazine has won more than 25 awards, including the Florida Magazine Association’s Charlie (First Place) for Best Overall Magazine—I’ve decided it’s time for a new challenge. I’ll be focusing on my psychotherapy practice, and doing freelance writing as well. While I’m excited about what’s in store, I will never forget my time at The Boca Raton Observer. All the brainstorming, planning, writing and working with a gifted group of dedicated professionals has made me a better editor, and for that I am grateful. It’s been an honor to serve you, dear readers. I wish you the brightest, most colorful of futures!


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LOVES THE LIFE Don’t cry out loud, Melissa Manchester fans: The singer who performed backup for Bette Midler as a Harlette, and then ruled adult contemporary charts in the ’70s and early ’80s with hits such as “Midnight Blue,” “Through the Eyes of Love” and “You Should Hear How She Talks About You,” is back. Her new album, You Gotta Love the Life, is her first in a decade and features jazz, ballads, samba and duets performed with legendary artists including Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Dionne Warwick and Dave Koz. When not writing and teaching music at the University of Southern California, the Grammy winner tours, and will perform 7:30 p.m. shows at Jazziz in Boca Raton on March 3 and March 4. We recently caught up with Manchester, who spoke with us about her 45-year career, visiting South Florida and, in honor of our Home & Design Issue, her personal decorating style. Congratulations on your new album. How is this one different from previous recordings?

“This is the first one I’ve done through crowdfunding. That was rigorous and great fun and an amazing adventure. The whole thing was led by my students at USC who told me about it and helped me.” You’ve been in the music business a long time. What stands out most for you?

“You never know how your songs will touch people. I was touched when I heard from people who told me how ‘Midnight Blue’ slowed down their minds so they could be in the moment, and how ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ helped people through challenges of all kinds. And it was especially touching to hear how ‘Through the Eyes of Love’ walked so many people down the aisle.”

What are your plans while in town?

“I want to walk—I love to walk. I also love to drive with the windows open because I love the humid air. It’s great for those of us with frizzy hair. Other than that, I don’t know. I don’t make plans before I go to a place. I have to see how much energy I have left after the shows.” Since this is our Home & Design issue, we have to ask: How is your California home decorated?

“It’s very eclectic. I have a huge collection of art from all over the world. It took three days to hang all the art. It was like a massive puzzle. I love filling the walls with paintings; it’s my idea of eclectic wallpaper. My apartment is nice and roomy and sunny with a great view of palm trees. I’m not interested in modern furnishings. I like French and English Country, with an occasional glass-topped table for my art books.” What do you do in your spare time?

You’ll be in South Florida for several shows. Have you been here before?

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“My grandfather lived in Fort Lauderdale and I used to visit him. I have a long history of concerts in Florida—it’s a very welcoming place. I spent a long time at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale (now NSU Art Museum) and came across a large collection by William Glackens. My mom painted in a style close to his, so it was a wonderful, unexpected surprise.”

“I go to museums and visit friends; we talk, visit and cook. I have a very large and lovely group of friends and never have enough time to spend with them.” You just celebrated your 64th birthday. What keeps you young?

“I’m still hungry for my art and to express myself. It’s lovely to be able to do that with my new album. I hope to become the George Burns of singers. I never want to stop.” – Linda Haase

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Santorini milieu with pops of color to invigorate the rooms while retaining classic Palm Beach elements. “By designing guest rooms with a fresh nautical color palette and unexpected surprises, I’ve created a luxurious and dreamy experience for everyone to enjoy a fancy vacation,” says Adler, who brightened the spaces with vibrant blues, neon yellows

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The region from Palm Beach Gardens to Boca Raton has one of the largest concentrations of glass collectors in the country.

–Lee Ann Lester, co-founder of Next Level Fairs, organizer of ArtPalmBeach, about the region’s rather unique distinction

The accolades continue to pour in for Delray Beach. This time the eclectic city has landed on Coastal Living magazine’s Top 10 list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns. Cities were chosen based on weather, beaches, commute times, walkability, crime rates, standard of living, geographic diversity and coastal vibe. Editors nominated Delray Beach for its “fun-loving, unpretentious village feel” and “high-rise-free beachfront dotted with well-preserved cottages.” It’s appreciated, but not surprising, says Mayor Cary Glickstein. “It’s great to be nationally recognized for something the locals have known all along.

and chrome accents. The impact is immediate, with crisp bamboo wallpaper, groovy hanging chairs, desks bedecked with tassels (the “earrings of the home,” says Adler) and bathrooms with hidden jewel-box nooks. “Palm Beach has an incredible combination of glamour, fantasy and luxury,” Adler says, “and the new rooms really capture that vibe.”

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There are a lot of reasons to be happy in Delray Beach.” Venice was the only other Florida town to crack the list. Now both cities are in the running for America’s happiest. To cast your vote, visit coastalliving. com/happytowns2015 through March 31. The winner will be announced in Coastal Living’s July/August issue.

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Clients such as Mary St. Clair, who received help for her kitten, Thai. “He was living outside under a car,” says St. Clair, a Lake Worth resident. “We kept watching to see if he might belong to someone.” She admits she’d struggle to pay for Thai’s food were it not for Meals on Wheels. “He’s great company,” she says. “I haven’t had an inside cat for a long time.” The program so far has been funded through a $2,500 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust, but the nonprofit is seeking financial contributions and pet food donations to keep it going. For more information about how you can help, call 561-802-6979 or visit mowpb.org.

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CAKE DECORATORS Here’s a chance to have your cake and see it too: “La Florentia,’’ the historic Mediterranean-style Lake Worth manse dubbed “Birthday Cake Castle” for its candle-like pillars, and because in 1954 former owner Upton Close gave it to his wife as a birthday gift, is this year’s American Red Cross Designers’ Show House. Built in 1925 by Addison Mizner protégé Sherman Childs, and recently purchased by Scott Levine, the striking home’s interior is now as delicious as its exterior. As part of the annual American Red Cross fundraiser, more than 20 renowned designers have transformed the waterfront estate’s rooms, from the master bedroom, living room and cigar room, to the foyer, indoor loggia and many outdoor patios—no luxurious detail has been spared. The best part: decor voyeurs are invited to check out the results from March 4-April 4, when they can stroll through the 7,000-square-foot property and steal design ideas. For more information, call 561-650-9133 or visit redcross.org/pbtc. –L.H. Birthday Cake Castle


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FEELING GROOVY Retro-Inspired Designs Reflect A Nod To The Mod BY TARYN HAM 1. BLOOMINGDALE’S ASTRO ROUND MIRROR epitomizes hip design. Made with polished nickel, metal and glass, it expands a space with a burst of vintage inspiration. Available at bloomingdales.com 2. MULTI BARGELLO WAVES THROW PILLOW makes a vibrant design element. Its colorful chevron motif was created with the long-stitch Bargello needlepoint technique made so popular in the ’70s. Available at jonathanadler.com 3. EGG CHAIR is an iconic Danish-style piece first designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 that remains popular. The chic upholstered swivel chair is made with polyurethane foam and fiberglass reinforcements. Available at dwr.com

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4. MODO TABLE LAMP by Jason Miller combines simple elegance and industrial flair. Inspired by airplane parts Miller discovered on New York’s Canal Street, it’s painstakingly engineered from solid aluminum. Available at dwr.com 5. FAUX FURRY STOOL offers kitschy fun and function. Made with faux Mongolian fur and natural wood, it offers extra seating—along with a dash of whimsy. Available at furishstudio.com 6. WALNUT VENEER AND BRUSHED BRASS NIXON DINING TABLE features a handcrafted base and round top spacious enough for six. It makes the perfect perch for vintage games or floral arrangements. Available at jonathanadler.com

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DIVA DOES SOUTH FLORIDA Actress Joan Collins Talks Deco Style, Designer Handbags And Family CharityBY CARISSA CHESANEK AGE DEFYING: Joan Collins

oan Collins leads a life that makes her “Dynasty” diva character Alexis Carrington seem tame. The stunning, ageless British actress and best-selling author—largely credited with helping to catapult the TV series to Nielsen ratings’ top spot—has been married five times, owns homes around the world and has appeared in more than 60 feature films and numerous TV shows. Her latest one-woman act, “One Night with Joan,” has received rave reviews and her novels and memoirs, including “Past Imperfect” and “Passion for Life,” have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 30 languages.

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And yet, the 82-year-old celebrity still finds time to advocate for familycentered causes. Her charity, The Shooting Star/Chase Children’s Hospice, provides support for families with terminally ill children in the United Kingdom. Collins will lend her support stateside on March 5, when she’ll attend the 17th Annual Old Bags Luncheon at The Breakers Palm Beach. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, a West Palm Beach-based nonprofit that helps strengthen families through counseling, education and homeless intervention. “The Center does very important work throughout Palm Beach County,” she says. “They help families at life-changing moments. I am honored to be a part of this event and able to bring awareness to a cause that is so important.” The local event will feature a silent auction where guests can bid on more than 400 new and used designer handbags. Collins, a lover of Chanel, Judith Leiber and Louis Vuitton, says she plans to donate bags from her own closet. The jetsetter with impeccable style is no stranger to South Florida, having frequented everywhere from South Beach to Delray Beach. One of her favorite spots is Palm Beach, where she often vacations with her New York City friends. “I’m most attracted to the Art Deco period, from the late ’20s and early ’30s. Much of Florida, particularly South Beach and Palm Beach, has some superb examples of this style.” Most of Collins’ homes incorporate Art Deco pieces, especially her Los Angeles property—but that doesn’t mean they resemble what’s on Collins Avenue. “I am quite eclectic in my tastes and my homes are furnished differently in all parts of the world,” she says. “London is more traditional, mixing Louis XIV-style chairs and Bergères with 17th century French furniture, while my home in France is typical Provençal. They all reflect my personal taste and constantly change to reflect my mood.” Spoken like a true style diva. O For more information about the 17th Annual Old Bags Luncheon, call 561-616-1222 or visit ctrfam.org. 34

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THE LONG RUN “McFarland USA” Unlikely Leader In The FieldBY BILL BOWEN he old libel rule of thumb—it’s not libelous if it’s true—has a cinematic parallel in the hackneyed “underdog sports team wins” genre. It’s not a cliché if it really happened. Even so, when three-time-loser football coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) takes a high school assistant job in the tiny agricultural town of McFarland, Calif., a crimp in the lettuce fields on the dusty road between Bakersfield and Fresno, the idea of sports glory seems pretty remote. White and his wife Cheryl, (Maria Bello) and daughters Julie (Morgan Saylor) and Jamie (Elsie Fisher), are the only non-Mexicans in town, and it takes a while for the family to find a comfort level. But it doesn’t take the coach long to notice that the poorest boys in school, the ones who spend half their days picking in the fields, can run like the wind. The revelatory moment comes while driving home from work, when he sees Thomas Valles (Carlos Pratts) running at the same speed. White successfully lobbies for a cross-country team, a sport usually reserved for private schools, and thus begins the predictable miraculous transformation of poor kids into sports heroes, though director Niki Caro balances the subplots nicely, rarely letting the momentum of expectation pull ahead. And subplots abound as the town

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attempts to accept the Whites (the irony of that name is not lost on the runners), and the coach and his family struggle to adapt to a ramshackle onerestaurant (tacos) town that’s awakened by roosters every day at sunrise. The screenplay by William Broyles Jr. (“Apollo 13,” “Cast Away,” “Unfaithful” and many others) gets an assist from Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois, who have risen above the formulaic before with 2006’s “Glory Road,” about the first all-black college basketball team to win the NCAA title.

Director Caro uses the crosscountry away meets to escape claustrophobic McFarland, and splices in gorgeous wide shots of runners snaking up and down trails through the brown-yellow mountains of Central California. As White gets to know his runners, the film takes on another dimension, becoming an excellent PR vehicle for the plight of immigrant farm workers who toil long hours at back-straining jobs for low pay and suffer a sort of generational servitude. Such a plot could have a backdrop of the tomato pickers in Western Palm Beach County to similar effect. The story of athletic achievement is dramatic and buoyant, but almost secondary to the theme of cultural acceptance that survives a severe test when one of White’s daughters finds

herself in harm’s way. The sense of community in McFarland and the big hearts of White’s cross-country runners tell a bittersweet truth that some familiar anti-immigration elements will refuse to believe. And Caro manages to maintain a smidgen of suspense regarding the final athletic showdown, followed

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HUE COMPLETE ME Design Books That Pack A Colorful PunchBY LINDA HAASE Who wouldn’t want to live in a fantastically decorated home reflecting their distinct personality and favorite colors? Problem is, we’re not all blessed with the interior design gene. For many, choosing a paint color can cause great duress, ultimately resulting in neutral overload. Forget 50 shades of gray: The following books will show you how to embrace rich, vibrant color.

Using scale, display and layout, “Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color” covers nine design genres, with lots of complementary pictures of inspiring spaces including a cozy farmhouse, retro London home, Swedish manor house, backto-basics cottage and seaside home.

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Annie Sloan’s Room Recipes for Style and Color By Annie Sloan Want a neoclassical look for your home? How about an industrial warehouse vibe or colorful boho chic? No matter your decorating style, designer Annie Sloan can help you achieve it. Along the way, you’ll learn about color theory, design principles, paint techniques and much more. Using scale, display and layout, the book covers nine design genres, with lots of comple-

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mentary pictures of inspiring spaces including a cozy farmhouse, retro London home, Swedish manor house, back-to-basics cottage and seaside abode. The book is packed with delightful tips, including how to paint wood to make it appear weathered, and how to create an intricate flower design. “Our room recipes help you decide the best style for you and give an overview of interior design and home decor,” says Sloan. “To make a house a home you need it to have your personal stamp.”


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Bright Bazaar: Embracing Color for Make-You-Smile Style By Will Taylor “Color has always been my addiction,” says Bright Bazaar blogger Will Taylor. The self-described young chap from the UK who is unashamedly ‘hooked on hue,’ has put his expertise and passion into this book which will, as the title suggests, make you smile. Taylor’s guide shows readers how to decorate with color and replicate the stunning looks in his book by demonstrating 10 “color cocktails”— from soft and delicate pastels to bright and bold shades. It includes 350 stunning photos of homes big and small from around the world, along with color checklists, swatch scrapbooks and insider design secrets. Taylor’s book has received rave reviews, including this accolade from designer Jonathan Adler: “Will understands the life-enhancing abilities of color. He’s a true talent with a keen eye.”

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Crafting a Colorful Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to Personalizing Your Space with Color By Kristin Nicholas, with photography by Rikki Snyder If a picture is worth 1,000 words, this book is worth millions. Kristin Nicholas lovingly guides readers stepby-step through every room in the house, with a nod to the outdoors as well, all with humor and down-toearth advice. Replete with pictures from her working sheep farm in Massachusetts, the book includes detailed instructions for creating 21 colorful craft projects to brighten your home—everything from crocheting an afghan to painting drinking glasses (we particularly liked the picture frame project). Nicholas also offers templates for many of the projects, as well as 12 DIY techniques for transforming a home with color, paint and more. “A house should cause a visitor to ask questions,” says Nicholas, an expert knitter whose blog is called Getting Stitched on the Farm.

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The Color Scheme Bible: Inspirational Palettes for Designing Home Interiors By Anna Starmer Red or orange? Subtle or bold? The rainbow of available colors and their variations can be confounding. Thankfully, design specialist Anna Starmer (whose clients have included Ikea and Dulux paints) has penned this illuminating and easy-to-use book to help design-challenged individuals. Readers will discover everything from how to use color to make a room appear larger, to choosing the best hues for creating an energized space. The book features 200 color schemes inspired by nature, art, travel and even favorite possessions. Chapters include a primer on color interaction, using color to convey emotion and more. Also featured are 50 recommended palettes that can be used with a variety of materials for unique looks. Starmer, whose work has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire and Vogue, walks you through the decorating steps. One tint at a time.

Farrow & Ball Decorating with Colour By Ros Byam Shaw, with photography by Jan Baldwin Farrow & Ball, the iconic British wallpaper and paint company, has produced a coffee table book filled with fascinating decorating tips. Whether you’re into country, classical or contemporary, this book will help set you on the right decorating path. There’s nothing ordinary about the ideas here—from the painted floors to the alfresco designs. Talk about eye candy: You’ll find lots of vibrant photos of gorgeous homes, farms, villas and apartments from France, Germany, Holland and Italy, along with a log cabin nestled in the Norwegian mountains and a grand palazzo in Umbria. And of course, you’ll find creative ways to use wallpaper in all rooms of the house, as well as a glossary for pairing wallpaper with the perfect paint. O


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ROCKET MAN Elton John Follows Yellow Brick Road To AmericanAirlines ArenaBY LINDA HAASE e don’t know which funky glasses or flamboyant costumes Sir Elton Hercules John will don during his 2015 “All Hits Tour”— we just know they’ll be fabulous. The iconic Grammy-winning musician is renowned for his outrageous getups, and more importantly, for his rich voice and penetrating lyrics. Fans will get the rare chance to see the superstar when his tour stops at AmericanAirlines Arena for an 8 p.m. show on March 6. Throughout his career, John has performed more than 3,500 concerts in 80-plus countries. He’s had 37 gold and 27 multiplatinum albums and has sold more than 250 million singles. His astonishing repertoire of hits

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mind was, ‘Don’t sing a wrong note. Be stoic. Don’t break down and just do it to the best you can possibly do it without showing any emotion whatsoever.’” John, who turns 68 on March 25, began his foray into music as a prodigy at 3 years old, when he stunned his family by sitting down at the piano and playing “The Skater’s Waltz” by ear. At 11, he was awarded a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

He’s led a charmed life since, though he struggled with bulimia, and drug and alcohol addiction in the 1970s and 1980s. After seeing many close friends die from AIDS, he began the Elton John Aids Foundation, whose goal, he says, is “to create an AIDS-free future for everyone in the world.” O For more information, call 786-777-1000 or visit aarena.com.

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EMPRESS OF SOUL Gladys Knight Takes The Midnight Train To Kravis CenterBY LINDA HAASE ho hasn’t heard “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Gladys Knight & The Pips’ iconic song with the catchy beat and meaningful lyrics? It’s just one of many hits for Knight and her Pips, one of the legendary R&B bands of all time.

cousins William and Elenor Guest. In 1959, Brenda and Elenor left the group and were replaced by Cousin Edward Patten and friend Langston George (who left in 1962), and the group was renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips. After many hits, Knight in 1989 went solo.

The seven-time Grammy winner may have ditched her “Pips,” but she’s become iconic in her own right. She’ll show off her soulful voice and incredible range when she takes the stage on March 5 for an 8 p.m. show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Knight began her musical career early: At the tender age of 4 she was singing gospel music at Mount Mariah Baptist Church in her hometown of Atlanta, Ga., and performing as a guest soloist with the Morris Brown College Choir. Three years later, she won the grand prize on the TV show “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour,” and then formed The Pips with her brother Bubba, sister Brenda and

Known as the “Empress of Soul,” her hits have reached across genres, from pop to R&B to adult contemporary. She’s also dabbled in acting, and in 2012 was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars.” But music remains first in her heart, though with so many hits, during her tours something inevitably gets left out. “Believe me when I say this: You can’t please everyone in concert, even though I still want to,” she says on IMDb. “Someone always wants you to sing a song that isn’t necessarily on your set list. So I’m heavy on the medleys these days.” O

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DUBIOUS DISTINCTION Nickelback Rocks The House At Coral Sky AmphitheatreBY LINDA HAASE ickelback—the prolific Canadian rock band critics love to hate—recently released its eighth album, “No Fixed Address,” and has since hit the road for a promotional tour, the group’s 12th. Along the way, the guys will stop at Coral Sky Amphitheatre (formerly Cruzan Amphitheatre) on March 28 for a 7 p.m. show, where they’ll perform hits such as “Here and Now,” “Dark Horse,”“Photograph” and “Burn it to the Ground.” The controversial band chose its name in an unusual manner. Before Mike Kroeger (bass guitar, backing vocals) joined the group he worked at Starbucks, where

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coffee prices were $2.95, $3.95 or $4.95, and he often told customers “here’s your nickel back” when they got change. Known for catchy rock songs and flashy no-holds-barred concerts where lead singer Chad Kroeger has been known to throw beer cans at the audience, the group has sold more 50 million albums worldwide and has received nine Grammy nominations. And everyone’s a critic. Rolling Stone named Nickelback the second-worst band of the 1990s, and in 2011 more than 50,000 people signed an online petition protesting the band’s halftime show, scheduled

to take place during the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving game (the band played despite the outcry). The criticism doesn’t seem to bother band members Chad Kroeger (lead vocals, lead guitar); Ryan Peake (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backup vocals); Mike Kroeger and Daniel Adair (drums, backup vocals). “If [the critics] had stopped

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BRITISH FLAIR Elvis Costello Mixes It Up At Broward CenterBY LINDA HAASE ark your calendars, people: Declan Patrick MacManus is coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts for an 8 p.m. show on March 18. Name doesn’t ring a bell? His stage moniker is Elvis Costello, a combination of Elvis Presley, and Day Costello, his father, who was a bigband singer.

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The English musician may not be recognizable by his original moniker, but he’s certainly made a name for himself as a prolific performer, singer and songwriter. His ingenious ability to mix genres and styles—from punk rock, country and pop, to soul, jazz and hip-hop—has elevated him to rock star status. Costello, 59, began performing in 1969 with various bands, including the country-rock band, Flip City, while working fulltime as a computer programmer to make ends meet. Passionate about his music, in 1977 he recorded

his first album, My Aim is True, which became a smash hit, eventually landing him a deal with Columbia records. Also in 1977, the Liverpool-born artist made his American debut when he appeared on “Saturday Night Live.” Although Flip City disbanded, he put together a back-up band, the Attractions, for his second album, This Year’s Model. Costello, who also plays piano, guitar and harmonica, became even more successful through the years, collaborating with a number of artists including Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney, and earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He’s also produced for a number of bands, including Squeeze, the Pogues and the Specials. Today Costello tours solo, treating audiences to hits such as “Alison,” “Accidents Will Happen,” “Radio Radio,” “Everyday I Write the Book,” “(The Angels Wanna Wear) My Red Shoes” and “Watching the Detectives.” His latest tour is receiving stellar reviews. “Costello offered a continuing, challenging, intimate engagement with his songs, old and new,” wrote The New York Times. “Costello’s concert showcased the depth and the breadth of his influences,” wrote startribune.com. O For more information, call 954-5225334 or visit browardcenter.org.


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STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

How To Get A Life When You’re Part Of The Sandwich GenerationBY EMILY J. MINOR herapist Ann McNeil sees a lot of patients who are stuck in the middle, part of today’s so-called sandwich generation. Caught between aging parents and dependent children, many middle-aged Americans are feeling increasingly burdened by family responsibilities that are coming at them from both ends. And it’s wearing them out. “People are getting stretched so thin right now,” says McNeil, a licensed clinical social worker who practices in Boca Raton. “I see it all the time.” Indeed, clinical research supports what McNeil often sees in her office—a trend attributed largely to

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an aging population and a generation of young adults struggling to find financial stability. A study released in 2014 by the Pew Research Center estimates that nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent 65 or older for whom they feel some level of responsibility. That same sector is also either raising a young child, or supporting a grown one. The numbers are a definite increase from Pew’s 2005 results, when only 42 percent of adults in their 40s and 50s were helping both a parent and child. McNeil says patients come to her in dire need of a break. “I’m thinking of a client who

has two sons in college, a husband who’s not that supportive, and two parents who just moved down here and need all this attention.” The woman came to McNeil

You have to be able to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else.

–Jessica Schlossberg, therapist, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, Boca Raton

tired and overwhelmed. “She was desperate for sleep, trying to figure out how to take care of herself,” says McNeil, who helped the wom-

an set some priorities and establish boundaries. “When you do and do and do for people, we end up losing ourselves in the whole mix,” McNeil says. “Sometimes we just have to say no.” It’s a tough call, to be sure. After all, how do you tell a parent that, no, you can’t take them to the cardiologist at 10 a.m. on Tuesday because you have a breakfast meeting, then Pilates? How do you explain to your grown daughter that a shopping trip to Orlando is out of the question right now? “Sometimes you can’t say no, but maybe you can get an agency to come in and share some of the burMARCH 2015

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den,” McNeil says. “It can be very individualized and sometimes Medicare even picks up these costs.” At Boca Raton-based Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, therapist Jessica Schlossberg helps families and individuals deal with today’s evolving challenges. Through the center, families can hire professionals to check in on their elderly parents, and even arrange for help with a loved one’s doctor’s appointments and errands. Places like Ruth Rales also have case managers to help manage a family’s overall needs. But those services aren’t free, and some challenges cannot be solved with things like home visits and taxi services. “A lot of people we deal with have their parents living in another state,” Schlossberg says. “That’s a different dynamic and a different kind of stress.” This sort of geographic separation—when you want to be there, 54

but can’t—can create incredible sadness and guilt. “It’s an unnatural situation,” Schlossberg says. “Your whole life, your parent is taking care of you,

People are getting stretched so thin right now. I see it all the time.

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and now it’s not like that anymore.” To whatever level it’s appropriate, it’s also important to include the children (that is, the other part of the sandwich) in family conversations and problem solving, experts say. Of course, every family dynamic is different. Some families have plenty of siblings to help with mom and dad’s needs—but only a few who step up to the plate. “I have seen it cause a lot of issues between siblings,” Schlossberg says. And whether it’s your mother, your mother-in-law, grown son or aging father-in-law relying on you, there has to be some level of selfpreservation. “You have to be able to take care of yourself before you can take care of anyone else,” Schlossberg says. Remember: Put on your oxygen mask first and then help those around you. What can you do when you’re stuck in the middle? Because suc-

cessfully managing these family situations is almost like solving a puzzle, it helps to talk it out with someone. “That can also kind of help separate responsibilities and duties,” Schlossberg says. And research what assistance is available. Maybe it’s meal delivery, a physical therapist, synagogue volunteer or a neighbor willing to run for groceries. “Some people don’t realize there are a lot of resources out there,” McNeil says. Most importantly, make sure you’re scheduling time for yourself. Actually schedule it, just like you might a doctor visit. With McNeil’s help, her client—the one who came to her drowning in worry and responsibility—now takes time to go to the beach, by herself, at least once a week. “She’s trying to carve out a little more time,” McNeil says. “Hopefully, that won’t be the morning she has to rush a parent to the ER.” O


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BEDTIME STORIES

Is Co-Sleeping A Dream Solution For Parents And Kids—Or A Nightmare In The Making?BY DIANNA SMITH n my house, each and every night, one of my two children ends up in my bed. I can’t remember the last time my husband and I slept alone without the warmth of a tiny body snuggled up against us. This routine we fell into five years ago is called co-sleeping and lots of people have opinions about it. It’s a tricky thing, this co-sleeping. Proponents argue that it promotes breastfeeding, bonding and a feeling of security for the child, while opponents claim it’s not only

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I really don’t want to fight to make the change. She likes sleeping with us. I don’t want to cause stressors in her life.

– Mary Hoftiezer, lawyer and mother, Hollywood

with a newborn, be prepared for even more criticism: Many doctors nationwide say it causes a higher

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risk of death for babies younger than 4 months old. But there are also studies that promote it. Recently, a physician in South Africa conducted a study that revealed mothers should sleep with their children until the age of 3 because it’s good for their hearts. The babies’ hearts especially, the study found, were under stress when they were left to sleep on their own. So, according to experts, my children will have happy and healthy hearts—but won’t ever be able to

calm themselves without my help. Who’s right? That depends on who you ask. Susan Jacobson, a licensed mental health counselor in Boca Raton, believes children are better off sleeping on their own. “The child, in my opinion, may not develop adequately or to their fullest potential emotionally and psychologically,” Jacobson says. “They must be able to self-soothe. That is something that has to be built.” She says there are better ways a mother and child can bond than sharing a bed at night. They can play together, cuddle during the day, read books and go for walks. But when nighttime comes, Jacobson, a family therapist, says even babies should be in their own sleep space.


life  parents It’s not only good for the child, but for the parents. “Intimacy is paramount for the relationship to remain close and healthy and when you have a kid in the bed, you’re not going to have that,” she says. “They are letting the children decide how the home is going to be run instead of the parents deciding. It’s very important that the parent remain the parent and that the boundaries be clear.” Many parents who snooze with their children—myself included— didn’t intentionally set out to do it. I didn’t strategically plan ahead, deciding that I’d sleep with my (now) 5- and 3-year-olds because I wanted them to feel special and even more loved. I do it because I’m tired, and because a good night’s sleep is like that glass of wine you crave after a long, tedious day at work. You need it. And you’ll do whatever it takes in order to get it—even if it means fighting for the covers at night. Mary Hoftiezer is six months

Intimacy is paramount for the relationship to remain close and healthy and when you have a kid in the bed, you’re not going to have that. They are letting the children decide how the home is going to be run instead of the parents deciding. It’s very important that the parent remain the parent and that the boundaries be clear. – Susan Jacobson, licensed mental health counselor, Boca Raton

pregnant with her second child, and has been sleeping with her 2-year-old daughter since she was a newborn. Her firstborn arrived five weeks early and was in the NICU for eight days. On her first night home, Hoftiezer placed her baby in a bassinet adjacent to her bed—and her daughter screamed like someone had attacked her. This was two years ago, but she remembers the sound like it was yesterday. It was the kind of noise we mothers don’t ever want to hear. “I took her out and put her in my bed and the rest is history,” says Hoftiezer, who lives in Hollywood. “She’s just been there ever since.” So for Hoftiezer, co-sleeping went from happenstance to routine. Not only did it benefit her sleep, but it 58

made things like business travel easier because when Hofeizer, an attorney, had to leave town for work, she took her daughter with her, and her daughter was content without a crib. And it still helps, which is why she hasn’t forced her out of her bed just yet. “I really don’t want to fight to make the change,” she says. “She likes sleeping with us. I don’t want to cause stressors in her life.” When her second child arrives, Hoftiezer says the plan is for her oldest to sleep in her own room. But planning things around children is kind of like planning for a hurricane. You just don’t know what will really happen. Jacobson argues that, unless cosleeping is the result of a cultural

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preference, most children should be in their own rooms (medical issues being the exception). She suggests parents practice sleep training, which is the topic of countless parenting books and new-parent conversations as moms and dads struggle to get a few hours of precious slumber each night. For some parents, sleep training works like a charm. But for others, it causes even more distress, which is why they turn to co-sleeping. Jacobsen says it works like this: Explain to your toddler that he is bigger now and that it’s time to sleep in his own bed. Be sure to have a nighttime routine and that when it’s time to go to sleep, you don’t lie in bed next to your child. Instead, sit on the edge of the bed,

read him a book, kiss him goodnight and leave. If your child gets up, walk him back to his bed and reassure him that nothing is wrong. “Even if you have to do it 15 times in one night,” Jacobson says, “they may tantrum, they may scream, but they have to go right back to their bed. It’s going to be an adjustment and could take a few nights. But the worst thing you could do is give in and let them sleep with you.” I admit it. I gave in. And now here I am, writing a column about co-sleeping and wondering if I’ll ever get my own bed back again. But this parenting thing is hard. And in order to be good at it, mommy needs her sleep. And so when my husband and I turn in tonight, chances are one of my kids will join us. And in the long run, I’m banking on the fact that they’ll have happy, healthy hearts and be able to self-soothe—regardless of their sleeping habits. O


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LEGENDARY LUXURY The Beverly Hilton Delivers Star Quality In 90210BY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE

o trip to Beverly Hills would be complete without a visit to the epicenter of its history: The Beverly Hilton. Better yet, treat yourself to a stay there. Situated on the crossroads of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards, The Beverly Hilton is nestled in the heart of all that is Los Angeles—where the entertainment industry meets fashion and Beverly Hills meets Hollywood. It’s within walking distance to Century City and Rodeo Drive. Originally opened in 1955 as hotelier Conrad Hilton’s flagship hotel on the West Coast, the nineacre property made its entry with all the celebrity style and glamour of the time. On the night of the opening gala in August 1955, uniformed trumpeters greeted guests with regal fanfare, as pink-painted elephants escorted by bathing beauties circled the hotel’s main entrance. As the first luxury hotel ever to have airconditioning thermostats in each room, guests were abuzz with the

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power to “control the weather” during their hotel stays at The Beverly Hilton. It was also the first hotel to install high-speed elevators. Since then, The Beverly Hilton completed a spectacular $80 million renovation in 2008, and more recently added another $19 million to further refresh and update the property. Legendary for always attracting an A-list crowd, the hotel has hosted U.S. Presidents and royalty, from John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s also welcomed heads of state, international business leaders and renowned Hollywood celebrities. Its state-of-the-art ballroom hosts glamorous annual events, including the Golden Globe Awards, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre-Grammy Gala and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. The property’s Aqua Star Pool, inaugurated at the hotel’s opening by water ballet and film star Esther Williams, is Beverly Hills’ largest pool and the setting for

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numerous famous photo shoots. Adjoining the pool is The Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star Babor Beauty Spa, which offers red carpet-ready treatments from Babor Beauty in a secluded setting near the hotel’s top-quality fitness center. Outfitted with Precor® equipment that provides intuitive displays to assist with personalized control, the center also provides entertainment options with headphones and MP3/CD/DVD player compatibility. One-on-one personal training sessions are available upon request. Afterward, lounge poolside where you’ll find the famous Polynesian-

themed Trader Vic’s Lounge, known for its celebrity scene and robust menu of island-themed appetizers, plus more than 75 exotic cocktails— including the original Mai Tai, the refreshing drink invented by Trader Vic himself in 1944. Overlooking the pool is Circa 55, the hotel’s main restaurant which entices guests with locally sourced gourmet cuisine in a stylish setting. As you enter The Beverly Hilton, you can’t help but appreciate the building’s retro exterior—a nod to its mid-century architectural style brought to life by renowned architect Welton Becket. Nor can you miss the


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MEMORABLE MOMENTS AT THE BEVERLY HILTON

Legendary for always attracting an A-list crowd, the hotel has hosted U.S. Presidents and royalty, from John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. It’s also welcomed heads of state, international business leaders and renowned Hollywood celebrities. Its state-of-the-art ballroom hosts glamorous annual events, including the Golden Globe Awards, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre-Grammy Gala and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. iconic starburst, which is a symbol of space and freedom. Originally mounted over the grand staircase in the main lobby, this symbol was personified by a magnificent Starburst sculpture that weighed 500 pounds and stretched to 15 feet, created by famed artist Bernard Rosenthal. Today, a portion of the original sculpture remains on display in The Oasis Courtyard. Located right off the lobby, visit the Lobby Lounge & Barista Bar, which offers a sophisticated social scene where hotel guests, local business professionals, Beverly Hills residents and those attending red 64

carpet events mingle and unwind. Start your day there with Starbucks coffee and freshly baked goods, or relax later as you enjoy an eclectic menu of savory bites and classic cocktails made with the freshest high-quality ingredients. Also at the lounge, where people watching is an art form, you can choose the perfect vintage from The Beverly

contact The Beverly Hilton is located at 9876 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Calif., 90210. For more information, call 310-2747777 or visit BeverlyHilton.com.

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Hilton’s extensive collection, and enjoy live music in the evenings. There are 569 plush rooms at the hotel, which features 101 suites, including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. Elegant room amenities include The Beverly Hilton Sealy Plush® Pillow Top custom mattresses, The Beverly Hilton Collection® Starburst throw blankets, Venus Bed Linens and Robes, Harbor Linen Terry Towels, Molton Brown bath products in the luxury eighth floor suites, and Peter Thomas Roth bath products in both the Wilshire Tower and The Oasis. O

ESTHER WILLIAMS, film star and swimmer extraordinaire, officially inaugurated The Beverly Hilton’s Aqua Star pool in 1955 by swimming through white gardenias with three of her swim students. The hotel’s ground-floor nightclub, the Bali Room (now the International Ballroom), was so versatile that its beautiful jeweled stage and dance floor could be converted to an ice-skating rink when the occasion called for it. July 10, 1960 marked the Democratic National Convention Closing Ceremonies. Presidential nominee JOHN F. KENNEDY held a gala fundraiser at The Beverly Hilton where his pal, Frank Sinatra, rounded up a host of celebrities including Milton Berle, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Judy Garland, Mort Sahl and the entire ‘Jack Pack’ to mingle with the crowd of 2,800 supporters. By the time Garland began her second number, the crowd had filled two ballrooms to capacity. In October of 1988, the CARY GRANT family chose The Beverly Hilton—one of the actor’s favorite hangouts—to host a one-time-only tribute to the actor. Hollywood insiders, Monaco royalty and dozens of legendary entertainers (including Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Burt Lancaster) came out to celebrate their personal connections to both Grant and Princess Grace Kelly. Along with California’s then-First Lady Maria Shriver and a small group of 60 friends, former Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER celebrated his 58th birthday in July of 2005 with a Californiashaped cake specially designed by The Beverly Hilton’s executive pastry chef.


Barefoot Bohemian BY DIANNA SMITH

HGTV HOST GENEVIEVE GORDER’S CAREER IS SOARING, BUT OFF-SCREEN THE TALENTED DESIGNER KEEPS IT REAL

SHE’S THE FRIENDLY, EASYGOING INTERIOR DESIGNER she appears barefoot on her website (and in this article). “I’ll take it,” she says. “It’s an endearing thing.” THE WILDLY POPULAR TV SERIES THAT SPARKED A FASCIGorder is pretty endearing, herself. NATION WITH HOME IMPROVEMENT AND DECORATING During our phone interview, the down-to-earth blonde’s senSHOWS MORE THAN A DECADE AGO. tences are sprinkled with random expletives and giggles, and she sighs when discussing things that sans shoes most of the time (she can Back then, Genevieve Gorder annoy her. Things such as bad dewas in her early 20s and just start- afford all the pairs she wants). This didn’t discourage the Bare- sign, which she says can definitely ing out as a professional designer. Her money and the show’s ward- foot Association of America—an be found in South Florida. “Building strip malls on valurobe budget was limited, to say the actual organization—from asking least, which is why she decided to her to be their representative. Nor able properties, that makes me risk getting her feet dirty during does it prevent media from men- angry, but that’s just because I’m a filming. Because there was no way tioning it. And Gorder’s fine with designer,” she says. “Do I want to she was going to ruin a perfectly that, as evidenced by the fact that redesign some of it? Yes!” Another pet peeve of hers: the good pair of shoes. countless hotels lining some of our The engaging quirk resonated beaches. “There are big chunks of the with viewers, and it became part coast that look like they should belong of Gorder’s identity. in New Jersey,” she quips. “I think we The 40-year-old Manhattan resican do beach so much better.” dent also hosted two popular HGTV Gorder has been to Boca Raton shows—“Genevieve’s Renovation” many times, she says, starting and “Dear Genevieve.” She also when she was just a kid visiting made appearances as a judge on family friends. HGTV’s “Design Star” and hosts “There are a lot of New Yorkers the network’s annual “White House down there,” she says with a laugh. Christmas” special. Her shows most “It’s a New York, New Jersey endefinitely have wardrobe budgets clave.” these days, and she no longer goes

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WHO WORKED BAREFOOT ON TLC’S “TRADING SPACES,”


“There’s this feeling that design should be inherent if you’re female. Our job throughout history has been to make the nest. We still feel like it’s our duty to know how to do all of this effortlessly and happily, and it’s absolutely not true.”

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critiquing them, before she makes them 1,000 times better. Her first priority is to make homeowners comfortable, which is easier with men than woman, she points out. “There’s this feeling that design should be inherent if you’re female,” she says. “Our job throughout history has been to make the nest. We still feel like it’s our duty to know how to do all of this effortlessly and happily, and it’s absolutely not true.”

“If I wasn’t taking care of you through the landscape of your home, I’d be cooking for you or making music for you. I’m a giant mushy caretaker. It’s who I am.”

DESIGN OVERHAUL: (THIS PAGE) Gorder recently completed a massive renovation of her New York City space, which included combining the apartment next door with her existing home; she’s seen here in her cozy bedroom bathed in neutrals and warm textures (OPPOSITE PAGE) Gorder in her home office

She’s been all across Florida and says it’s one of her favorite places because of the unique architecture. She’s crazy about the style and tropical prints of Key West, as well as Miami’s eclectic design combined with its sultry weather, Latin culture and the Caribbean feel in just about everything that’s built. She’s especially fond of Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s architecture from the 1920s through the 1940s. “Florida killed it,” Gorder says. “There was a distinct style that was very colorful, very free. That’s so much sexier than anything we had going on at the time. That’s still true today.” 68

Style And Substance Gorder compares her work to that of a fashion designer. If you’re around one, you may be a little self-conscious about what you’re wearing. The same thing goes for having a designer in your home. Gorder is approachable and nice, but not irritatingly perky, which is a good thing because a large part of her work entails going into strangers’ personal spaces and

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So Gorder helps them understand that no one is perfect. Not everyone knows what kind of lighting to choose to boost your mood or how to get the most out of a small space. But she does. And she does it all with a smile on her face, which is why she’s been called by some fans as one of the happiest people they (sort of) know. Though, even she’s not immune to the occasional difficult client. They can be challenging, she admits. Particularly difficult are the controlling clients who invite her in, but don’t like to admit they need help. “If they fight me too much, I say, ‘We’re going to go down this road together,’” Gorder explains. “You can either enjoy it or you can make it hard.” Ultimately, her free spirit wins them over. “Listen to the music, let yourself dance,” she tells them. “If you let go, you’re going to get so much.” And when they do, they end up falling in love with their new design. “I love those clients because at the end it’s so emotional for them,” she says. Gorder didn’t realize just how emotional home renovating could be until she began remodeling her own space. Her project turned into a show, “Genevieve’s Renovation,” which focused on updating the apartment she shares with her 7-year-old daughter, Bebelle. The show came about after producers learned that Gorder had purchased the New York apartment next to hers with plans to merge the two. Being able to buy adjacent property in Manhattan is rare, so


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Gorder jumped at the chance to expand her nest. But her new addition was old and she struggled with rotted floors, small stairways and construction delays. When asked what it was like to be on the other side of home renovations for 18 months, Gorder replies simply: “It sucked.” Still, she admits she’s learned a lot. “I do it for other people all the time but when it’s yourself … it’s hard and it stresses every level of your life,” she says. When renovating her own space, Gorder made sure it was tech savvy, where she can use a smartphone or tablet to control everything from the temperature to lighting to security features. She also picked rooms she uses the most and focused on those first. Working on pockets of space at a time makes the process much easier, she explains. Sometimes spicing up a room can mean something as little as rearranging furniture, painting a wall, putting a throw on a couch or mounting a TV to the wall, which saves tabletop space. “These are great small weekend projects you can scatter throughout the year,” she says, “and you can feel like your life is more together.”

Star In The Making Gorder grew up in Minneapolis and says that being the oldest of three children helped her learn how to be a caretaker, and it’s why she loves her job so much. She feels like she’s caring for people—just the way a mother cares for her child. “If I wasn’t taking care of you through the landscape of your home, I’d be cooking for you or making music for you,” she says. “I’m a giant mushy caretaker. It’s who I am.” But a TV star? That was never even on Gorder’s radar. Growing up in the late 1980s and 1990s, the only home improvement show was hosted by Bob Vila. Gorder learned the ins and outs of renovating by helping her parents refurbish Victorian homes. She loved the work, but never considered making it a career. But then she took a graphic design class at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore., where she had intended to major in 70

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“Without these people who have followed me for years now, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do, and I’m forever grateful. I love that direct access. There’s no agent. No camera. I feel like I need to pay it forward. You have to balance off the universe that way.”


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international affairs—and she was hooked. She loved the creativity and being able to take her love for design and create beautiful spaces that make people happy. She discovered a whole new world of opportunity and eventually ended up at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. While in Manhattan, she happened to become part of the MTV family for a brief time to pay the bills, first as an intern, then as the host of “Sex in the 90’s,” a show that followed the lives of single young adults and their dating adventures. And when she turned 23, “Trading Spaces” came calling. The show took off and so did her career. The design reality show entertained fans for eight years on the TLC and Discovery Home channels, which in each episode featured two sets of neighbors that redecorated a room in each others’ homes with just a $1,000 budget and the help of a designer. Viewers loved the show because it

CHIC ABODE: Gorder shows off her creative home office; her dark, comfy TV room

was the first of its kind to demonstrate that they could decorate on a budget. Gorder and the show’s other designers became instant celebrities. These days, besides her many television gigs, which include contributor roles on the “Rachael Ray Show” and NBC’s “Today,” Gorder designs for hotels, restaurants and Royal Caribbean ships. She also recently started a digital magazine called Real Genevieve, as well as a new lifestyle Web series called “A Well-Designed Life” on ulive.com. On her Facebook page, she writes that she’s a designer who happens to be on television. Happens to be. As though it were an accident. But her humbleness and approachability are part of her charm.

While many celebrities hide from fans, Gorder always makes time for them, often encouraging followers on social media to reach out and ask her design questions. “Without these people who have followed me for years now, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do, and I’m forever grateful,” she says. “I love that direct access. There’s no agent. No camera. I feel like I need to pay it forward. You have to balance off the universe that way.” Balance. Now there’s a word that Gorder—like most working mothers—knows all too well. She’s often asked how she juggles it all and says if there’s any great secret she’s learned it’s that… there is no secret. Every parenting style is different, she says. Gorder, for example, doesn’t live a

traditional life. She’s doesn’t stay put in her beautiful home for long because her work requires her to travel. But that’s when Bebelle spends time with her father, Gorder’s ex-husband, television host Tyler Harcott. And her daughter knows that when Gorder is away at work, her job is what keeps her happy and grounded. “Sometimes parents make the mistake of having our lives fall into theirs,” Gorder says. “But she was folded into my life. I want her to watch me. I’m her example.” And what an example: A hardworking, fun-loving, passionate woman who will forever be known as the designer who worked barefoot. As Gorder says, the barefoot part is endearing. And so is she. O MARCH 2015

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The couple’s two-story living room is a calm, cool space, thanks to efficiency windows with the almost imperceptible light-green tint. “We actually really like the color,” Sharon Sokolow says. But perhaps the real star in this room is the three-piece abstract artwork by Arline Erdrich. The cream-colored leather couches are from their old favorite, B&B Italia, and they both love the high-tech ratcheting system that allows the sofa backs to be adjusted. “They are very, very comfortable,” she says. And while Florida is indeed a hotspot, they do occasionally use their living room fireplace, designed by Manhattan-based Sparks Modern Fires. The tubular chrome side table is both airy and functional, a piece by Design Within Reach.

RIGHT: The homeowners found these elegantly modern chairs years ago at B&B Italia, but never had the perfect place for them until their Seattle designer pulled together this dining area. “This room is great for holidays and special occasions,” says Sharon, whose love for sleek things extends well beyond interior design. “We don’t like clutter,” she says, laughing. “Neither of us do.” Their designer took this to heart, using a subtle color palette—clean and uncomplicated—and carrying it throughout the couple’s home. Particularly magnificent is the hand-blown Flos Lighting chandelier over the wood-top dining table, which hangs majestically from the 24-foot-high ceiling. FAR RIGHT: The open, modern kitchen is the hub of the house, says Sharon, the place where guests congregate during holidays and dinner parties. “I just love having all this counter space,” she says. “It’s great for just sitting, going through your recipes. And it’s great for platters.” The couple chose Caesarstone quartz countertops, considered the ultimate combination of nature and technology for their two—yes two—islands. The gray slate floor is carried throughout the first-floor living quarters. And the wooden kitchen cabinets get that touch of sleek with the sturdy, almost industrial metal handles.

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A RURAL HOME IN WEST BOCA REFLECTS ITS OWNERS’ LOVE FOR SLEEK, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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hen Sharon and Leonard Sokolow decided to give up the country club life in Weston, they knew what they wanted. They just didn’t know where they’d find it. “We really didn’t want to be in a traditional gated community,” Leonard says. “We wanted something with a little more room and a little more privacy. We kind of stumbled upon this pocket.” And, oh, what a stumble it was—five acres of old Florida land in West Boca Raton, backed right up against the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The couple had the means to build something exquisite, so they set about getting a team in place. First, they hired Seattle architect and designer Daniel Williams. “I call him the house whisperer,” Leonard says, laughing. Indeed, the Sokolow’s 11,624-square-foot house with six bedrooms and eight and a half baths— plus a fish pond and small working barn original to the property—is itself a work of art. “What we saw up in Boca was a lot of Mizner, a lot of Mediterranean, and we didn’t want that,” Leonard says. With the couple’s marching orders, Williams, who did both the architecture and the interior design, came up with what the Sokolows call their “rural look with a modern design.” The interior colors are muted, except for the artwork on the walls and the occasional flashy fabric. With shades of gray and cream, and plenty of wood and metal, the home is both airy and comfortable. “We tried to make it very natural,” says Leonard, who with

BELOW: The home’s 90-degree exterior angles mirror the interior lines. “There’s not even a hint of a curve—anywhere,” Leonard Sokolow quips. But what he loves to boast about most are the gutterless facades. The rain drainage system is actually within the home’s white exterior columns, which hold the pipes that carry rainwater from the big flat roof to the ground. “It’s almost like a commercial drainage system,” he says. The best part? This natural irrigation system feeds all the plants.

Sharon chose Williams as the designer because of the Seattle architect’s advocate work on sustainable living. And no detail was left to chance—from the giant windows, tinted slightly to keep out the heat, to the pre-construction sun studies that allow them to predict the sunlight and shadows at certain times of the day. The Sokolows’ property is so unique that’s it’s occasionally used as a set for commercials and fashion shoots. “It really is spectacular,” says Leonard, a Miami native whose favorite part of their secluded lifestyle just might be walking down the long driveway each morning to get the paper. “I don’t know why, but that just never gets old.”

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This is the Sokolows’ “go-to” room, where they handle phone calls in the evening and sit to chat and catch up. The custom brown couch is from American Leather Co. “It’s a big couch, but the room is big,” Sharon says. The circular leather ottoman is another piece from B&B Italia, and the artwork is an original by Arline Erdrich. Two Eames molded plywood chairs provide additional seating. “They really are comfortable,” Sharon says. And when the couple turns in for the night, they climb stairs made of granite, supported by a stainlesssteel staircase that was custom-made in Belgium and shipped to Boca.

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“What we saw up in Boca was a lot of Mizner, a lot of Mediterranean, and we didn’t want that.”


FAR LEFT, TOP: The Sokolows don’t shoot much pool, but their grown sons do when they visit. So this beautiful-yet-functional pool table from Sklar Furnishings is the perfect solution for the occasional game of billiards. A simple lifting mechanism retracts the solid wood table top and raises the pool table to the proper height for game night. “The kids like it when they have friends over,” says Sharon. The sleek, lightweight pendant lamp from YLighting casts the perfect amount of warmth and light for landing the ball in a corner pocket. FAR LEFT: This small reading room, aptly called the family library, provides plenty of color in one happy space. The crimson “womb” chair from Design Within Reach is both comfy and funky; the wool and nylon upholstery is in keeping with the couple’s love for modern. The rug is a creation from the Barcelona, Spain rug maker, Nanimarquina. Called “Black on White Manuscript,” it’s made of handtufted wool and (fittingly) mimics a page in a book. And the artwork is more from their favorite painter, Arline Erdrich. Indeed, Erdrich’s work provides almost all the primary colors throughout the home. This nook right off the dining room gets plenty of use, Sharon says. LEFT: This theater room is where you’ll find the couple during most of this month’s March Madness—or for any big game or awards show. “We use it a lot,” Sharon says. The bamboo floors and insulated walls provide for cozy and quiet. “Sometimes we’ll go in there in the evening and just watch a movie,” she says. “Those chairs are incredibly comfortable.” If the party gets really big, they just drag in some extra seating.

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ABOVE: The bed in the master is from B&B Italia. The artwork? Arline Erdrich. The rug is hand-tufted Australian wool, again from Design Within Reach. And the simple gray bedding is comfy and classic, designed by Donna Karan. The bamboo flooring is a change from the gray slate downstairs. Expansive windows overlook the couple’s property, which is full of wildlife—everything from great blue herons to the occasional alligator. Both agree they prefer watching some nature from a distance.

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RIGHT: Almost a work of art in itself, the Waterworks soaker tub is the focal point of the couple’s large master bath—along with the all-glass surround shower. His-and-her sinks—along with two flat-screen TVs—allow for getting ready at the same time, with no worries about having to share space for primping. And with a love for all detail, big and small, the designer had Leonard’s bathroom counter built slightly taller than Sharon’s. The Duravit wood countertops are both versatile and sleek; the Hansgrohe fixtures take the bathroom’s modern look up one perfect notch.


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“We really didn’t want to be in a traditional gated community. We wanted something with a little more room and a little more privacy. We kind of stumbled upon this pocket.”

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LEFT: This fairly traditional teak patio furniture with orange Sunbrella cushions is a favorite sitting area where the homeowners fire up the outside grill and summer kitchen. Equipped with top-of-the-line stainless-steel appliances, the poolside refuge is perfect for those hot summer months when you’re tired of being inside, but also weary of the heat. An outdoor bathroom offers added convenience. A flat-screen TV means no budging for the occasional extra-inning game. And the bamboo trees offer an almost exotic setting. “We literally use this space 12 months out of the year,” Sharon says.

BELOW: Who says you can’t have plenty of whimsy in a modern home? “We like swans, and we just thought they were fun,” says Sharon, about the giant blow-up toys that bob in the backyard pool. The hot tub is a favorite resting spot, especially after a long work day. The pool is heated. And most of the first-floor living space—the kitchen, living room, dining room, family room—offers a full-on view of this outdoor play area.

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ome is where we hang our hats—preferably on a copper stand by the door—and where memories are made—hopefully in stylish digs worthy of many Instagram posts. ¶ It’s where we spend the majority of our time. Our happy place, if you will. ¶ Feeling less than thrilled with your nest? Fear not: We’ve got 25 tips and trends to turn the most dated homes into comfy, stylish spaces. Whether it’s a coat of this year’s hot paint color and exotic tile accents, or vibrant pillows and a chic little spot for your favorite pet, it’s all here. Ready, set… Get happy!

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11 || FLORAL COLLECTION. One vase is so last year. Instead of placing a single orchid on the table, place multiple filled pots and vases of flowers or greenery at the center of the table, or if it’s a long rectangular table, line them up in place of a table runner. Coordinate flowers of the same color in different shades paired with monochromatic vases. For a more exotic look, place individual succulents in their own glass bowls. 12 || PAMPER YOUR PETS. Homes in 2015 are even more pet friendly. We’re seeing everything from cat rooms with multiple-level climbing ramps, to bone-shaped dog pools. A popular way to give your pet their own spot is to cut a dog house or “Dog Cave” into a hallway wall and then paint a motif around it for clever effect. Too drastic? Set up a little “Pet Nook” on the side of the staircase, complete with toys, bedding and signage letting everyone know the space is strictly for “pets only.” 13 || EMBRACE AN OPEN CONCEPT. Remove cabinet doors and let your colorful cups, plates and other kitchen accessories become part of the decor. Or opt for glass-door options like Ikea’s new NORNÄS line, which allows homeowners to display favorite accessories while keeping them dust-free. A bonus: Items become easier to find. And guests are encouraged to look and appreciate treasured collections—but not touch.14 || 50 SHADES OF GRAY. While neutrals may not be everyone’s taste, Kimberly JOI McDonald, of Designing JOI, says gray is a major 2015 design color trend. “(It) remains one of the hottest and sophisticated neutrals, with walls in various hues of soft gray to dark charcoal, textured and patterned rugs, upholstered furniture and leathers, and luxurious bedding, abstract wall art, modern tiles and fine accessories combined with various metals.” For a bold look, pair gray with splashes of intrepid color. 15 || WINE OF THE TIMES. Oenophiles will appreciate this growing trend. Many homebuyers and renovators are including custom wine rooms in their designs for entertaining guests. Ranging from small closet-like spaces to large walk-ins, wine rooms make for very special additions. As a result of demand, luxury builder Toll Brothers offers the option in its new Royal Palm Polo community’s Siena model. Seen here, it’s a glass-enclosed wine room with two built-in wine fridges, ample storage space, granite countertops and a bar sink. MARCH 2015

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The columns leading into the dining room lend a traditional feeling to the space, so designer Sybil Maxson opted for a more contemporary black-lacquered table that seats up to 10 people. She didn’t want anything in the room to distract from the striking artwork, so she chose chairs with platinum-finished legs and upholstered them in silk. The demilune chests, used as side tables, are finished in real gold leaf; the domed ceiling is gold faux; the walls are shimmery silver. And the art is “designed to create great conversation,” Maxson says. “She’s mysterious and he’s being blown away.”

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Great Escape BY EMILY J. MINOR

Designer Touches Transform A Traditional Boca Manse Into A Stunning Vacation Retreat When interior designer Sybil Maxson was called upon to make over this majestic Boca Raton home, she was looking at a mansion that already had a lot of existing charm. The high ceilings. The many windows. The amazing outdoor space. But the owners wanted Maxson—a longtime designer at Brown’s Interior Design in Boca Raton—to turn their large traditional home into something more “transitional.” That is, a step beyond traditional but not all the way to contemporary. Retired with two homes elsewhere, the homeowners asked that Maxson make this getaway residence—used mostly for holidays and family gatherings—feel like Florida, but without that overly predictable beach look. No pinks. No greens. No Tommy Bahama grass cloth. The result is this stunning space—elegant and relevant, yet very, very livable. “The most obvious thing is, you want to have a lighter, Southern, open-airy kind of feeling to go with all the breezes,” the designer explains. MARCH 2015

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The existing stairway already made a big statement, and the front doors were magnificent—double black gloss finished to perfection. So Maxson took the whole twostory entry up a notch. First, she had the domed ceiling faux treated in silver and gray tones. Next? “I added the black molding, in order for there to be a relationship between the front doors and the staircase,” she says. But the cherry on the sundae, if we may, is the custom chandelier that hangs down 15 feet. The piece was made by Studio Bel Vetro in California and is comprised of more than 100 hand-blown glass balls. The colors add to the entryway’s elegance, bringing glistening tones of silver and bronze, and gold and clear glass. “Photos never do it justice,” she says. “It’s breathtaking in person.”

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“You wouldn’t necessarily want to create that in Manhattan.” Using a fair amount of the homeowners’ impressive art collection—from paintings to sculptures to pieces made from handblown glass—Maxson didn’t rely on anything frilly during her redesign. Instead, she used lots of sophisticated shimmer, mostly in golds, silvers and bronzes, incorporated into fabrics, paint colors and hand-rubbed faux finishes.

RIGHT: This easy chair and ottoman with their elegant lines are from Hancock & Moore Furniture and designed for beauty and comfort. Leaving no detail unplanned, Maxson chose silver nail heads to finish the upholstery job, and mahogany for the chair’s arms and legs. Those wood tones are carried through the room. The entertainment wall is dark and warm, and Maxson had the unique shadow boxes made to showcase some of the couple’s impressive glass work. The striking wall art is from Kevin McPherrin International Gallery in Boca Raton.

LEFT: Maxson found her inspiration for the couple’s living room when the space was empty—something that happens more often than we realize. “I fauxed the fireplace, made it dark and then designed all those dark accents,” she recalls. Next, Maxson ordered the two credenzas she had sketched out, the ones with the gold leather doors and black glass tops. The tufted valances in the room were arched to follow the original architecture of the windows. And Maxson used gold silk to upholster the two facing couches. “The homeowners are philanthropic and entertain, so they wanted a very elegant look,” says Maxson, who added two contemporary crystal sconces on the mirrors above the fireplace to contrast with the room’s traditional look.

BELOW: The clients have an exceptional collection of glass sculpture and decorative glass, so Maxson wisely opted for this handmade glass coffee table in the living room, made by Christopher Reisert of Reflective Collections in West Palm Beach. The glass sits atop a Maxson-designed dark mahogany base and the glass is actually hand-carved, then painted with gold and silver leaf. “He’s unbelievable,” says Maxson, about Reisert’s work.

RIGHT: For this living space, where the couple enjoys relaxing, Maxson used the same tones, but more casual textures. “It’s a bit more relaxed,” she says. The upholstered valances are finished in gold fabric with silver trim, but there’s no shine to the fabric. The cream drapes were custom made from thick damask. The sectional is soft and comfortable, and Maxson relied on bolder black and bronze finishings for the throws and pillows. The coffee table with its stainlesssteel legs and mahogany top is an original.

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And Maxson, who has been working in Florida for 25 years as a decorator, was able to bring another element into the couple’s home: her love for creating custom pieces. Indeed, for the couple’s living room, she sketched out and then ordered the two credenzas that flank the fireplace, which she—of course—also gave a major facelift. The credenzas are made of mahogany and finished with gold leather doors and black glass tops. “They really are exquisite,” says Maxson, about her clean and sleek design in the main living space. Each room has a tempo of its own, from the family room with the view of the pool, to the dining room with the conversation-piece art, to the luxurious master bath, designed around the two Victorian mirrors already owned by the residents. “It’s a place to escape to, as opposed to a more permanent home,” Maxson says. “It’s a place to dream about.” O

ABOVE LEFT: The home was built with en suite his and her bathrooms, and this one was certainly designed with the lady in mind. The starting point, Maxson says, were the two antique Venetian mirrors, which she planked with gold sconces. The walls are finished with a gold tone that shimmers and fits with the exquisiteness of this private retreat. Even the draperies on the generous windows provide a wonderful shimmer that changes with the light. The floors are marble, and so are the countertops. “All in all, when you’re in here, you feel like you’re in an elegant spa,” Maxson says.

LEFT: This first-floor powder room, often used by guests, was plain when Maxson first walked in, so she worked her magic with shimmer, glass and dark woods. The walls are finished in a white texture with silver accents and the cabinets were remade with mirrored doors. Maxson designed the doors’ criss-cross effect, using her beloved mahogany. Beautiful lighting and art provide the final touches.

RIGHT: With its lake view and tropical landscaping, this outdoor patio didn’t require much to be amazing. But Maxson attended to it anyway. “This furniture is so beautiful, it could really be used inside,” she says. The coffee tables are stainless steel with glass tops and the hearty fabrics are from Kravet Home Furnishings. Moreover, the black and white color palette mimics the home’s exterior rather than the interior.

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The couple wanted a master retreat that was elegant and comfortable for both sexes, so Maxson continued with the same subtle palette, sneaking in masculine and feminine details. For the upholstered wall, she used silver fabric from JAB Anstoetz Group. The “waterfall” draperies—that is, they come up and over the valances—were made from a fairly sheer stencil-cut fabric, which allows light to filter in and out. The inviting chaise is a piece from Ferguson Copeland, now merged with another manufacturer, and the silk headboard and end bench were designed by Maxson.

“The most obvious thing is, you want to have a lighter, Southern, open-airy kind of feeling to go with all the breezes. You wouldn’t necessarily want to create that in Manhattan.”

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BOCA RATON’S NEWEST CONDO RESIDENCES SPARE NO LUXURIES

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ummer’s nearly here and life is especially sweet at the new luxury condominium residences cropping up in and near Boca Raton, where you’ll find every amenity under the sun. From dog-walking and grocery services to private elevators and built-in balcony grills, savvy developers are constructing world-class buildings and sparing no extravagant detail. “(Consumers) come from New York and other prestigious areas up north where the service is second to none,” says Nita Summers, managing broker of Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Boca Raton office. “When they buy in Boca Raton, they want the same top-notch service they’re used to. They want someone to park their car, bring up the groceries, make restaurant reservations, walk their dogs and stock the fridge when they come down for the season.” Summers, a 30-year real estate veteran, views her sales staff as matchmakers. “I advise them to use their listening skills to find out exactly what the client wants and find a marriage made in heaven!” If you’re into the good life, the following four properties, which are currently in pre-construction, are superb finds.

Join The Club Located in the award-winning community of Boca West, Akoya will offer country club living—minus the hassle of maintaining a single-family home. The unique ninestory building will have 140 condominiums ranging from 1,800 to more than 3,000 square feet. The self-contained property will be gated with its own pool and Jacuzzi, and feature sleek and modern decor—perfect for people looking to update their lifestyles. Boca West consistently has been voted the number one private residential country club community in America by the Platinum Club of America, and Akoya residents will have access to all its exclusive amenities. This includes a 92

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“(Consumers) come from New York and other prestigious areas up north where the service is second to none. When they buy in Boca Raton, they want the same top-notch service they’re used to.” – Nita Summers, managing broker of Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Boca Raton office

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Sports Center featuring a sprawling freeform pool with cascading waterfalls, a casual pool bar, lush tropical foliage and a world-class tennis facility boasting 31 HarTru courts. There are also four 18-hole championship golf courses designed by link legends Arnold Palmer, Jim Fazio and the newest member of the Hall of Fame, Pete Dye. And did we mention the incredible spa? “The European-inspired spa is absolutely breathtaking,” boasts Rob Siemens, director of marketing of Siemens Group Realty and Akoya. “Everyone who walks in is blown away by the beauty of the place, which offers 23 themed treatment rooms, salon services and relaxation areas.” Daytime valet services also will be available. “If you come home tired from a game of golf or tennis, our valet will go to the clubhouse and bring you dinner!” Siemens says. “We’ll also have a fitness center, 24-hour state-of-the-art security and on-site maintenance to make sure that our residents can relax and enjoy all that Boca West and South Florida has to offer.” And you won’t have to fight traffic or crowds to dine out in style. Boca West offers six restaurants ranging from casual to gourmet, as well as banquet halls for special functions. Rounding out the lavish amenities

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“The European-inspired spa is absolutely breathtaking. Everyone who walks in is blown away by the beauty of the place, which offers 23 themed treatment rooms, salon services and relaxation areas.” – Rob Siemens, director of marketing, Siemens Group Realty and Akoya

are social and card rooms and a spectacular space with a catering kitchen. “Akoya is unique because nowhere else can you find a nine-story building in a country club community with all we have to offer,” says Siemens, whose family has been in the real estate business since 1984 and was responsible for developing the Polo Club of Boca Raton. The property will be ready for occupancy at the end of 2016 or early 2017. Prices range from $800,000 to more than $2 million. For more information, call 561-362-2719 or visit akoyabocawest.com.


Smart Choice For people seeking an urban environment within a suburban setting, Tower 155 has it all. The 12-story property is located just steps from Mizner Park and Royal Palm Plaza, and is being developed by Compson Associates. “The building is in keeping with our tradition of integrity and unbeatable quality,” says James Comparato, a principal with Compson Associates. Tower 155 will offer 170 units ranging from one-bedroom condos to ground floor townhomes, as well as three luxurious penthouse suites. The square footage will run from 800 to 2,400 square feet, with ample parking space in the garage— a rarity in downtown Boca. Prices range from $400,000 to $1.5 million, depending on size and location in the building. “There will be a two-story lobby and club room,” says Comparato. “But the most amazing feature is the rooftop sun deck featuring a hot tub, wading pool, and bar and grill area with outdoor dining overlooking Mizner Park. You can listen to the concerts and see the fireworks without leaving your home.” Residents can anticipate amenities galore, including valet service, professional-grade yoga and a Pilates area. There also will be a state-of-the-art fitness center and a resort-style swimming pool with private covered cabanas. The property will feature a 24-hour security system and a trolley service so residents can hop a ride to their favorite local res-

taurants and shops. Tower 155 is also a smart building. “Owners can adjust lighting, draperies, temperature and electronics with an app on their smartphone or tablet,” Comparato explains. “All the appliances are technologically advanced and energy efficient.” Inside, residences feature 10-foot-high ceilings that create a sense of space and airiness not often found in condominiums. Several two-story penthouses offer 30-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that offer unparalleled views of the beach, which is located just a mile from the property. “Every unit from the fourth floor up has a breathtaking view of the ocean,” Comparato says. The appliances and decor are just what you would expect from a first-class developer. Floating bathroom vanities, por-

“There will be a two-story lobby and club room. But the most amazing feature is the rooftop sun deck featuring a hot tub, wading pool, and bar and grill area with outdoor dining overlooking Mizner Park. You can listen to the concerts and see the fireworks without leaving your home.” – James Comparato, principal, Compson Associates

celain tile flooring, European cabinetry and top-of-the-line Bosch appliances in the kitchen are just some of the features in these remarkable condos. “We expect to have a mixed market for Tower 155,” says Comparato. “We have one-bedroom condos which would suit the single young professional and townhomes for families. We’re pet-friendly which is a huge bonus for people whose four-legged friend is part of the family.” There’s an on-site sales center with two furnished models available for viewing. Construction is expected to start in late 2015, with an expected move-in date in fall 2017. For more information, call 561-283-1000 or visit tower155.com.

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Making Waves Location, location, location! That’s the exclusive feature of 3200 South Ocean, a seven-story condominium located in Highland Beach on A1A that offers unparalleled coastal living. “There’s not much waterfront land available anymore. Our 20-unit building offers the best of all worlds. We are right on the intracoastal with ocean views and have a private boardwalk to the beach,” says developer E. Anthony Wilson, CEO of Seagate Development LLC. “These residences will be luxurious and offer state-of-the-art technology as well as security, valet and concierge services—but will have a unique feature not available anywhere else.” Indeed, every residence comes with the opportunity for membership privileges at The Seagate Beach Club, Country Club, or Yacht Club which has a 44-slip marina. Residents also will have access to The Seagate Hotel and Spa, which boasts a luxurious fitness center and spa. The property itself has a rooftop heated pool, yoga lawn and meditation area. Its intimate setting allows friends and 96

neighbors to mingle, relax and enjoy the amenities, with fine dining and upscale shopping options just a few miles away in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. An elegant lobby features a 24-hour security office and covered parking garage for residents’ peace of mind. The high-speed elevators go straight to each unit for further privacy. Units are spacious, ranging from 1,800 to more than 4,000 square feet with 10-foot ceilings. Designer features such as premium wood flooring and custom kitchens and baths are part of the package. There’s even a heated air-massage tub in the master bath. “This is the ideal location for those who love South Florida’s outdoor amenities and want to take advantage of that active lifestyle,” Wilson says. Wilson says he expects the building to be ready for occupancy during the second quarter of 2016. Prices will range from $1.25 million to more than $3 million.

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For more information, visit 3200southocean.com or call 844-696-3200.

“This is the ideal location for those who love South Florida’s outdoor amenities and want to take advantage of that active lifestyle.” – E. Anthony Wilson, CEO, Seagate Development LLC


receive two parking spaces per unit. And of course, there’s the close proximity to the exclusive Boca Raton Resort & Club. Although resort membership isn’t included in the purchase price, it will be available separately. “With a membership to this world-class resort just steps away from your door, you can have access to even more conveniences— from the marina to golf and tennis,” says Poletto. The residences will be ready for occupancy between late 2016 and early 2017. Prices range from $1.399 to $2.6 million. O For more information, call 844-327-2622 or visit 327royalpalm.com.

Luxury Abounds Scheduled to be built in the heart of Boca Raton is 327 Royal Palm, a nine-story condo located within walking distance to downtown restaurants, shops and beaches. Best of all, it’s just steps from Mizner Park and the Boca Raton Resort & Club. There will be only 25 residences offered ranging from 3,145 to 3,500 square feet, some with wraparound balconies overlooking the resort’s meticulous grounds. All will feature three bedrooms, along with a den or library, and 3.5 bathrooms. “These units are ideal for the person who is used to lots of space in their homes but wants to move east where the action is, and be close to the Boca Raton Resort and all its amenities,” says John Poletto, co-owner of Sotheby’s International Realty. The maintenance-free residences were designed by renowned architect Derek Vander Ploeg. The building will feature an incredible infinity rooftop pool with a communal barbecue area and wet bar with spectacular views of Boca Raton. And for those days when you prefer grilling in private? “Each residence will also have its own gas barbecue on the balcony,” Poletto points out. Indeed, the individual condo amenities are something to see: Italian porcelain in all indoor spaces with available upgrades; stainless-steel Sub-Zero refrigerators with French doors, Wolf microwaves and single convection ovens and Whirlpool ultra-quiet dishwashers in the kitchen; and amazing floor-to-ceiling windows made with energy-efficient high-impact glass throughout.

Security will be of the utmost importance: Every residence will have an access-controlled private elevator entry, and valet and concierge services will be available to residents. The concierge, says Poletto, will take care of services such as making dinner and theater reservations, assisting residents with unloading groceries and other needs. Homeowners also

“These units are ideal for the person who is used to lots of space in their homes but wants to move east where the action is, and be close to the Boca Raton Resort and all its amenities.” – John Poletto, co-owner, Sotheby’s International Realty

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PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING Few things are more important than your fiscal health and legal rights. And while there is no shortage of attorneys and financial advisors in the local market, choosing the right ones could mean the difference between economic windfalls and freedom of choiceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;or bankruptcy and legal consequences. The following professionals know what it takes to get the job done, and done right.

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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

Joshua K. Friedman and Jason A. Brodie

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. 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 division can be life-changing,” 100

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

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law by The Florida Bar. “We are always amenable to settling a case, but we are always prepared to litigate aggressively 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 North Military Trail, Suite 550, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-392-5100 or visit BRODIEFRIEDMAN.COM.

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I really try to understand the family dynamics so that I can help build an estate plan that meets my client’s wishes in a manner that, hopefully, will create the least amount of friction.

Mark A. Schaum

PROTECTING YOUR LEGACY The Law Office Of Mark A. Schaum Helps Clients Construct Solid Estate Plans

ATTORNEY MARK A. SCHAUM

knows that estate planning, when done thoughtfully, can reflect an individual’s best qualities and values, such as love for family and a

passionate commitment to charitable organizations. “Where second marriages and blended families are now the norm and where sibling rivalries and other dysfunctions

LAW OFFICE OF MARK A. SCHAUM is located at 1801 North Military Trail, Suite 203, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-750-7575 or visit MARKSCHAUMLAW.COM.

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are common, serious conflicts can erupt among family members if proper consideration is not given to such issues,” says Schaum, who is board certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates Law and has practiced in Boca Raton for 28 years. “I really try to understand the family dynamics so that I can help build an estate plan that meets my client’s wishes in a manner that, hopefully, will create the least amount of friction.” Schaum knows that lawsuit filings are all too prevalent and because every beneficiary has the potential to be involved in a negligent action, enter into a risky business venture or have a marriage go bad, Schaum may recommend leaving assets to children or grandchildren in a trust structure that protects their interests against “predators and creditors.” Often the child or grandchild will be a trustee or co-trustee of his or her trust. Drawing on his background as a Florida CPA, Schaum also helps clients make informed decisions about transferring their assets in the most taxefficient manner. “Reducing

estate tax exposure can be a critical concern, but with the recent increases in estate tax exemptions (currently $5.43 million per person), many people should now be more concerned with income tax planning,” he says. “A current review of your estate plan can determine if revisions are needed to address these tax changes, avoid probate and protect against an incapacity.” A native of New York, Schaum is a longtime resident of Boca Raton, where he and his wife Trish have two daughters. His personal hobbies include swimming, biking and running (and competing in triathlons), and he is an active volunteer leader in the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its community foundation, Temple Beth El and other community organizations. “If you have spent a lifetime building your wealth, spend the time to pass it down in a meaningful and protective way,” Schaum says. “It is very satisfying for me when I can help my clients accomplish this.” MARCH 2015

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A LITIGATION LEADER Osborne & Associates Helps Injured Clients In Complex Local And National Cases WITH 25 YEARS OF TRIAL

practice, Boca Raton attorney Joseph Osborne has dedicated his career to helping injured clients find justice in the courtroom. Today, he handles complex product liability, medical malpractice and personal injury cases on a local and national level.

Osborne was part of the legal team that in November helped secure a verdict of $26.7 million for four plaintiffs in a bellwether case against Boston Scientific Corp., a medical device manufacturer accused of failing to perform critical safety studies on its transvaginal-mesh.

I enjoy the challenge of digging into complicated legal matters. My goal is to build the strongest possible case for my clients in the courtroom.

Osborne was appointed to serve on the plaintiffs’ steering committee in several nationwide cases involving unsafe drugs and medical devices. “I know the profound effect that these products have on peoples’ lives,” says Osborne, who recently founded Osborne & Associates in Boca Raton and was formerly a partner at Babbitt Johnson Osborne & Le Clainche in West Palm Beach. 102

Noting that the case has important implications for women who had the mesh surgically implanted to treat pelvic prolapse, Osborne says, “I represent thousands of women who’ve been affected by polypropylene mesh from all the different manufacturers.” Osborne is also active on the national steering committee for plaintiffs who are suing Stryker for injuries caused by its Rejuvenate and ABG II hip

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systems. He also represents clients injured by metal-on-metal hip systems manufactured by other companies. Through the years, Osborne has honed his legal skills, drawing on his early experience as a partner in medical malpractice defense firm and his ability to understand and present a client’s case. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ). A resident of Boca since

1990, Osborne has three children, and is an active supporter of youth sports. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at Brown University and his law degree at the University of Florida. “I enjoy the challenge of digging into complicated legal matters,” says Osborne. “My goal is to build the strongest possible case for my clients in the courtroom.”

OSBORNE & ASSOCIATES is located in Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-293-2600.

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Once you’ve experienced the atmosphere at Steinberg Global, you may never consider managing your financial future at an impersonal bank or financial institution again.

Richard D. Steinberg

UNCOMPROMISING SERVICE Steinberg Global Asset Management Ltd. Creates Milestones And Builds Futures STEINBERG GLOBAL ASSET

Management Ltd. is a Registered Investment Adviser with The Securities and Exchange Commission,

founded in 1993 by Richard D. Steinberg, CFA, president. Our clients are high-net-worth individuals, retirement and pension plans, trusts, estates,

STEINBERG GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT LTD. is located at 5100 Town Center Circle, Suite 150, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-750-0800 or visit STEINBERGGLOBAL.COM.

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charitable foundations and private corporations. Our managers and directors have worked at major financial institutions as senior officers, and have chosen to bring their vast and diverse array of skills and expertise to a more personal relationship where appreciation and commitment are both mutual and obvious. We offer unbiased advice that puts our clients’ interests above all others. We offer you a trusted group of your own private advisors who will manage your capital while you enjoy your life. We are a choice for individuals who demand a high degree of service and an intimate relationship with those managing their capital. You should expect nothing less than a passion for excellence and a devotion to your relationship with us. Once you’ve experienced the atmosphere at Steinberg Global, you may never

consider managing your financial future at an impersonal bank or financial institution again. We offer you a team dedicated to empowering your portfolio, now and into the future. By adhering to our core principles of managing risk, remaining dynamic and flexible, minimizing asset turnover and transaction costs, maintaining a prudent sell discipline, and always thinking in the long term, we can offer you unparalleled vision and service unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Minimum Account Size: $1 Million. We believe Steinberg Global is an innovative leader in asset management. Wholly owned, SG Select now offers the same wealth of experience and insight in strategies designed specifically for accounts of $50,000 or more. For more information on SG Select, visit sgselect. com. MARCH 2015

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CREATING AND MANAGING WEALTH The Heller Financial Group Of Wells Fargo Advisors Serves Affluent Clients In Boca And New York

KEITH A. HELLER, MBA KNOWS

there’s truth in the old saying, “It’s not how much you make— it’s how much you keep.” For more than 17 years, he’s been helping high-income professionals, executives and business owners design qualified retirement plans, including defined benefit plans and profitsharing plans customized for their needs. Drawing on his extensive New York experience and the

offices in both locations, we can deliver the same high level of service to Boca seasonal and year-round residents.” In Boca Raton, Heller leads a team of experienced professionals who deliver highly personalized “concierge” services to affluent clients, including private banking services through Wells Fargo, access to highly rated money managers, and financing for commercial real estate

Our single most important purpose is to serve the financial needs of our clients through unparalleled personal service. needs of high-net-worth South Florida individuals, couples and families, Heller also delivers financial planning, asset allocation, investment management, and trust and estate planning services. “My goal is to help clients create, preserve and manage their wealth,” says Heller, who is senior vice president and wealth advisor at the Heller Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors with offices in Boca Raton and New York City. “With 104

ventures. “As trusted fee-based advisors to affluent clients, we strive to be very transparent and efficient in our service,” adds Heller. “We discuss each client’s goals and risk tolerance, and use that as the basis for building well-balanced investment portfolios.” Heller launched his career in wealth management with Merrill Lynch in Manhattan, where he was a Certified Financial Manager, and then

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with Morgan Stanley. Previously, he owned restaurants and real estate in Manhattan, and produced, directed and acted in feature films. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and an MBA. Heller, his wife Levana and their two daughters live in Boca Raton, where he is active on several boards of local and national foundations and charities. He enjoys spending time with family and friends,

playing tennis and soccer, art, collecting wine, film and travel—along with serving his group’s clients. As he says, “Our single most important purpose is to serve the financial needs of our clients through unparalleled personal service.”

Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company.

THE HELLER FINANCIAL GROUP OF WELLS FARGO ADVISORS, LLC has locations in New York and Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-347-3880 or 844-791-6109.

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If you know what is realistic, you can achieve the best outcome by having a strategy that works within realistic parameters and gives you optimum peace of mind.

Doreen Yaffa

COMMON SENSE AND COMPASSION Yaffa And Associates Takes A Pragmatic Approach To Family Law

FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH

divorce and other family law issues, it is crucial to receive the finest legal representation. The team of professionals at Yaffa and Associates are

renowned for unique approach of making sound legal decisions while helping clients to regain their wellness and peace of mind. Under the direction of

YAFFA AND ASSOCIATES is located at 301 N.E. 51st Street (Yamato Road), Suite 2190, Boca Raton. For more information, call 561-276-3880 or visit YAFFAPA.COM.

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Doreen Yaffa, one of a handful of attorneys in Boca Raton who is Board Certified in Marital and Family Law, a team of attorneys, paralegals, forensic specialists and support staff work aggressively on behalf of their clients to achieve each individual or personalized goal. “It is essential for us to truly understand our clients’ ideal outcome and how they view the process,” Yaffa says. “This allows us to bring them to realistic, strategic resolutions that work best for them.” With the understanding of how challenging the process of divorce can be, the professionals at Yaffa and Associates help their clients with critical and educated decisions in aspects of the full gamut of financial and emotional implications. “There are often complex calculations to be made,” Yaffa

says. “Should you go to trial over an issue? Can you find alternative solutions during a negotiation? We help clients look at the total cost and benefits of strategies, as measured in dollars, peace of mind and emotional wellness.” Few divorce cases should have to go to trial, she notes, because it is a lawyer’s fiduciary responsibility to assist clients in understanding early in the process how the court may likely rule and structure settlement agreements with that in mind. “If you know what is realistic, you can achieve the best outcome by having a strategy that works within realistic parameters and gives you optimum results and peace of mind,” Yaffa says. “While other desired outcomes you can’t put a price on.” MARCH 2015

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SOUNDS DELISH Decadent Changes In Store For 13th Annual Boca Bacchanal ark your calendars and prepare to indulge: Boca Raton’s most popular wine and food festival just got even more extravagant. Boca Bacchanal, the city’s signature community fundraiser for the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, this year will feature a weekend of outrageous gourmet vintner dinners paired with sumptuous fine wines served in a variety of unique locales—all kicked up a notch. The party begins on March 27 at 7 p.m. with “Bacchanalia,” held for the first time at the Boca Raton Atlantic Avia-

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tion Airport Hangar. During the festive evening, guests will be treated to more than 140 featured wines and by-thebite specialties from dozens of South Florida restaurants. The night will also offer private jet tours, exquisite car presentations, Saks Fifth Avenue fashion displays and live entertainment. The revelry continues on March 28 at 7 p.m. with a series of exclusive Vintner Dinners held at six high-end Boca venues. Each unforgettable five-course meal will be presented by an elite vintner and a celebrity chef, who together

will create perfectly planned food and wine pairings. Participating vintners include, from California: Hall Wines, St. Helena; Clos Pegase, Napa; Twomey Cellars by Silver Oak Cellars, Calistoga; Niner Wine Estates, Paso Robles and Sequoia Grove Winery, Napa. Also participating will be Agricola Buccelletti Winery from Italy. Participating chefs will include Erik Niel of Easy Bistro in Chattanooga, Tenn.; Brian and Shanna O’Hea of Academe in Kennebunk, Maine; Jeff Tunks and Chris Cline of Passion Fish in Washing-

ton, D.C.; Piero Promoli of Pricci in Atlanta, Ga.; Derek Tidwell of George’s at Alys Beach in Alys Beach, Fla. and Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca in Charleston, S.C. “This year’s 2015 Boca Bacchanal is growing with the Boca Raton community,” says Mary Csar, executive director of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. “The annual event benefits the museum’s mission to preserve, share and celebrate our local history. The proceeds go directly back into your community to build an identity and sense of place in

Boca Raton for generations to come.” The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the past to enrich the future. Now in its 42nd year, it actively promotes historic preservation and heritage education through its archival services, guided tours and educational programs. O For more information about Boca Bacchanal or the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum, call 561-395-6766, or visit bocahistory.org or bocabacchanal.com.

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LENTILS AND LEGUMES ADD FLAVOR TO HOME-COOKED CLASSICS Soups and stews made with dried beans, lentils, chickpeas and peas remain the ultimate comfort foods the world over, with recipes often unchanged for centuries. The extraordinary versatility of these humble ingredients is showcased in “Out of the Pod” by Vicky Jones, a cookbook featuring dishes inspired by global traditions. Some are vegetarian, while others feature meat or poultry. A few are simple, and others more complex. The common denominator: All are delicious.

VALENCIAN PAELLA Valencian paella is a simple dish with few ingredients, in contrast to more familiar ‘luxury’ versions found in yachting marinas around the world. Made with ingredients such as beans, chicken or rabbit, and saffron, it’s a hearty and satisfying dish. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS ½ tsp. saffron strands 2 tbsp. olive oil 1½ lbs. chicken or rabbit joints 1 onion, finely chopped 4 tomatoes, halved and grated 8 oz. runner beans, sliced 1¼ cups cooked, soaked, dried cannellini or butter/lima beans,

or the contents of 14-oz. can, drained 3¾ cups chicken stock 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary 1¼ cups short-grain rice Salt and ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS

Put the saffron in a small bowl and pour 2 tablespoons of boiling water over it, then leave to soak for 30 minutes. Heat the oil in a wide shallow pan and sauté the chicken or rabbit pieces until golden brown, then remove and set aside. Keep the chicken or rabbit warm while you prepare the vegetables. In the same pan, gently fry the onion until soft and translucent, then add the grated tomatoes and the saffron with its water, and con-

tinue to cook for 5 more minutes. Put the chicken or rabbit back into the pan with the onion and tomato and add the stock and rosemary. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes, uncovered. Taste the stock and season with salt and pepper. Next, add the rice and prepared beans, distributing them evenly and making sure they’re submerged in the stock, and continue to cook uncovered for about 25-30 minutes, until stock is absorbed. Once the paella is cooked, cover it with a lid or a clean damp cloth. Let it sit for a few minutes before serving.

POTAGE SAINT-GERMAIN This rich French Split Pea Soup was inspired by the Paris sub-

urb of Faubourg Saint-Germain, once known for myriad market gardens that supplied residents with fresh vegetables. The town was especially famous for its peas. (Serves 6) INGREDIENTS 1¹/³ cups dried green split peas, preferably soaked overnight 1 fresh or dried bay leaf 4 tbsp. butter 1 onion, chopped 2 leeks, trimmed and chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1¼ cups frozen peas (or fresh if available) ½ cup light cream Salt and ground black pepper Croutons, to serve Fresh mint leaves, to serve INSTRUCTIONS

Drain the split peas and put in a large saucepan with the bay leaf and 6 1/2 cups of fresh water. Bring to a boil and then simmer until cooked, for about 30 minutes. While the peas are cooking, melt the butter in another saucepan and gently sweat the onion and leeks until soft. Add the garlic and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. When the split peas are thoroughly cooked, remove and discard the bay leaf, then transfer the peas and their cooking liquid into the pan with the softened onion, leeks and garlic. Cook the peas for 1 minute in a separate saucepan of boiling water, drain and add them to the other ingredients. Purée the soup using a blender and add the cream at the end. Return soup to the pan, season to taste, stir in the mint, reheat and serve with croutons.

“Out of the Pod” is written by Vicky Jones, with photography by William Reavell. It’s published by Ryland Peters & Small and retails for $21.95. Find it at rylandpeters.com or wherever books are sold.

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MRS. HARWOOD’S CHEESE AND LENTIL PIE Dating from the Second World War, when rationing was in force and meat was scarce, this is more of a baked dish than a pie in the traditional sense, and guaranteed to receive a welcome reception as it comes out of the oven, crisp and golden on top. (Serves 4) INGREDIENTS 1½ cups dried red lentils 2 tbsp. butter 1 onion, chopped 3¾ cups milk

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4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated 2 tbsp. bread crumbs Salt and ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS

Rinse the lentils and soak in cold water for 1 hour, then drain. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan and fry the onion very gently until soft and beginning to brown. Next, pour the milk into the pan and add the drained lentils, then stir and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the lentils are soft, which will take about an hour. Stir the mixture from time to time to prevent it from stick-

ing to the bottom of the pan, and if the liquid seems to be evaporating too fast, cover the pan halfway, or top off with a little hot water. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. When the lentils are cooked, season to taste with a little salt, then stir in half of the grated cheese. Butter a gratin dish with a capacity of at least 4 cups, and spoon the lentil and cheese mixture into the dish. Mix together the bread crumbs and remaining cheese, then sprinkle over the top. Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the top is nicely crisp and golden. Serve immediately.


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CHICKPEA FRITTERS These Italian snacks are famous in myriad forms: In Sicily, chickpea flour is boiled with water to make a thick batter, fried and cut into squares, while in Nice the batter is poured into saucers, cooled and cut into batons. Any way you make them, they’re irresistible. (Serves 4-6) INGREDIENTS 2 cups chickpea flour, sifted 1 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 3 tbsp. olive oil Coarse sea salt and ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk the chickpea flour into 41⁄4 cups of water until there are no lumps, then season with the salt. Heat the batter gently in a saucepan, stirring constantly, until it boils and thickens. Simmer for about 15 minutes, whisking constantly. Stir in the parsley and cook for another 5 minutes. Pour into an oiled baking sheet (about 12 x 8 inches), and smooth out the surface so mixture is about 3⁄8 inches thick. Leave to cool for several hours to allow the mixture to solidify. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. When the batter has cooled and solidified, cut into triangles, squares, or to make chunky chips, batons the size of your largest finger. When the oven is hot, put the olive oil on a clean baking sheet and heat for a few minutes, then transfer the triangles, squares or batons to the hot oil, flipping once to coat both sides with oil. Put in the oven for about 20 minutes, until triangles are crisp on the surface and starting to brown, then turn over and cook for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and black pepper and serve immediately. 112

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

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


SWEET BROAD BEAN TART This classic recipe is adapted from “A Proper Newe Booke of Cookery,” a British book dating back to 1545, and one of the first written for women who ran their own households. It’s a vintage dish that remains delicious today. (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING ²/³ cup shelled dried broad/fava beans 3 eggs, separated 8 oz. cottage or soft curd cheese ²/³ cup granulated sugar 4 tbsp. butter, softened ¼ cup self-rising flour

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1 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 tbsp. orange flower water 4 apricots, cut into quarters Confectioners sugar, for sprinkling FOR THE SAFFRON PASTRY Pinch of saffron strands 1 cup all-purpose flour 5 tbsp. butter, chilled and diced 2½ tbsp. granulated sugar 1 egg yolk INSTRUCTIONS

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back to a boil, then simmer for another 30-40 minutes, until the beans have broken down almost into a purée. Leave to cool in the pan (as it cools, the purée will solidify). To make the saffron pastry: Soak the saffron in 1 tablespoon of hot water and leave to cool. Put the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse briefly, until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the sugar and egg yolk, together with the saffron and its water, and blend until the mixture forms a ball. Wrap the pastry in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour before using. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. When ready to bake the tart, on a

floured board, roll out the pastry and use it to line a greased 9-inch tart pan. To make the filling: Put the cooled bean purée, egg yolks, cottage or curd cheese, sugar, butter, flour, cinnamon and orange flower water in the food processor and beat until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Whisk the egg whites and carefully fold them into the bean mixture. Spoon the mixture into the pastry shell, arrange the apricot quarters over the surface, if using, and place the tart in the preheated oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the filling is just set. Serve warm or at room temperature and sprinkle with confectioners sugar. O


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SAVOR THE FLAVOR Seasonally Inspired Cuisine Is Exceptional At Atlantic GrilleBY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE iving in South Florida makes it easy to forget there are four seasons in a year. Here we have three: hot, hotter and hottest. Funny thing is, we still like to enjoy food associated with winter, spring, summer and fall—in season. It’s possible at the Atlantic Grille in the Seagate Hotel & Spa on Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue, where they serve favorites prepared with seasonal flair. Executive Chef Adam Gottlieb’s creations take the freshest of South Florida’s natural bounty to extraordinary heights—changing it up with each offering. Locally sourced signature seafood, steak and pasta plates are aug-

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mented by inventive appetizers, salads, sides and desserts with universal appeal. Delicious beyond description is the Grilled Hanger Steak Kimchee: thin slices of flavor-rich beef on a crisp bed of Napa cabbage, carrots, scallions and roasted peanuts. Try the Traditional Deviled Eggs with mayonnaise, mustard and pickle relish for a sophisticated take on a traditional classic, and don’t miss the truly excellent Endive & Watercress Salad.

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It’s a toss-up of an amazing array of flavors: grassy greens, Granny Smith apples, gorgonzola cheese, Craisins and sherry vinaigrette. There’s always a seasonal take on Atlantic Grille’s succulent scallops, along with a rich offering of creatively prepared seafood. A generous Grilled Swordfish entree comes with warm roasted vegetable farro and red wine vinaigrette. The seafood special the night we dined was a marvelous mixture of finely grilled huge shrimp and tasty

Atlantic Grille is located in The Seagate Hotel & Spa at 1000 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. For more information, call 561-665-4900 or visit theatlanticgrille.com.

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SWIMMING IN FLAVOR: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP) Pan–Roasted Sea Scallops with edamame, mushrooms, red pepper, pearl barley and carrot purée; Grilled Hanger Steak Kimchee over Napa cabbage, scallions, carrots and roasted peanuts; Jellies Bar; the dining room

chunks of lobster in a light brandy cream sauce served over al dente penne pasta. Dessert was the most divine Salted Caramel Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and served with candied almonds on the side. The Warm Seasonal Fruit Cobbler is a must-try, too. In celebration of winter, ours was made of apples and served with vanilla bean ice cream. As you dine, it’s easy to appreciate Atlantic Grille’s stunning design features, all of which celebrate the

sea. Even if you’re dining alfresco, stroll by the restaurant’s 450-gallon jellyfish tank, located across from its 2,500-gallon shark tank. Catch live entertainment after dinner at its Jellies Bar, which is known for its Happy Hour and is a favorite of Delray Beach’s corporate types. Its oceanthemed cocktails are a must-try, generously prepared with a sting that’s no doubt as memorable as that of Atlantic Grille’s resident jellyfish. O


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taste  listings B I T E S/ GARY RACK’S FARMHOUSE KITCHENRoyal Palm Place ❘ 399

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

IRISH SPIRIT

561.826.2625 ❘ Brunch

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e enjoy a shot of whiskey or pint of green beer as much uch as the next person. But this St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, why not sweeten your holiday oliday cocktails? For an alcoholic treat with a palatable punch, the folks who make Kerrygold ld Irish Cream Liqueur—a mix of natural Irish cream, aged Irish whiskey and luxurious chocolate—share ocolate—share two of their most popular recipes.

GRAND LUX CAFETown Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2141 ❘ Breakfast SaturdaySunday. Lunch and Dinner daily. GRILL TIME (KOSHER)8177

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

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GOLD D BERRY

THE GRILLE ON CONGRESS

3 pints vanilla ice cream 4 oz. green mint liqueur 3 oz. vodka 3 oz. Kerrygold Irish Cream 1 tsp. vanilla extract Maraschino cherries Whipped cream

2 oz. Kerrygold errygold Irish Cream 8 raspberries berries Crushed d ice

Add vanilla ice cream, green mint liqueur and vodka, Kerrygold Irish Cream and vanilla extract to a blender and mix until blended. Divide between two tall glasses and top each with whipped cream and a Maraschino cherry.

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Muddle five raspberries in a rocks glass. s. Fill glass with crushed ice. Pour Kerrygold Irish Cream over ice and nd garnish with remaining raspberries. erries.

BOGART’S BAR & GRILLE

ABE & LOUIE’SGlades Plaza

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

❘ 2200 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.447.0024 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly, Sunday Brunch. ANGLEEau Palm Beach Resort

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

& Spa ❘ 1000 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.665.4900 ❘ Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. BISTRO NNordstrom at Town

BONEFISH GRILLShoppes at

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

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

Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.421.9272 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.9898 ❘ Dinner nightly.

BURT & MAX’SDelray Marketplace

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.330.3232 ❘ Dinner nightly.

BUTCHER BLOCK GRILLFoun-

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

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

BISTRO 241241 N.E. Second

THE CAPITAL GRILLETown

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

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

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CHOPS LOBSTER BAR101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.2675 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

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

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Addison Place ❘ 16850 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.638.1949 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. HOUSTON’S1900 N.W. Executive Center Circle ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0550 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSES

HENRY’SThe Shoppes at

CUT 432432 E. Atlantic

DADA52 North Swinton

FARMER’S TABLE1901 North Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.417.5836 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday. FIFTH AVENUE GRILL821

South Federal Hwy. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.265.0122 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily; Brunch Saturday and Sunday.

KE`E GRILL17940 N. Military Trail ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.995.5044 ❘ Dinner nightly. MADISONS NEW YORK GRILL & BAR2006 N.W. Executive Center

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

SEASONS 522300 N.W. Executive Center Dr. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.9952 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SIX TABLES112 N.E. Second St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.6260 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. SUNDY HOUSE106 S. Swinton

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.5678 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Saturday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday, Brunch Sunday. TEMPLE ORANGEEau Palm Beach Resort & Spa ❘ 100 South Ocean Blvd. ❘ Manalapan ❘ 561.540.4924 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. Ke`e Grill's Grilled Lamb Chops Double Cut

EURO FUSION RESTAURANT AND BAR (KOSHER)Wharfside

PINE GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT1668 N. Federal

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

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FAH ASIAN BISTROBoca Valley

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

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

Raton ❘ 561.218.8788 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

JAPANGORegency Court ❘

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

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

21073 Powerline Road #41 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.852.5770 ❘ Lunch and dinner daily. KAO TONG217 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.2999 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. KAPOW! NOODLE BARMizner Park ❘ 431 Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.347.7322 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.912.0000 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

13 AMERICAN TABLE451 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.409.2061 ❘ Dinner MondaySaturday.

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RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY & TAVERN Mizner Park ❘ 402 Plaza

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

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.353.5888 ❘ Dinner nightly. RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

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

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The Fountains ❘ 7600 Camino Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8100 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly except Friday and Saturday. BUDDHA SKY BAR217 E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.7557 ❘ Dinner nightly. BLUEFIN SUSHI THAI GRILL

861 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.981.8986 ❘ Lunch MondayFriday, Dinner nightly. CAY DA VIETNAMESE7400

N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.998.0278 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner Tuesday-Sunday.

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SAITO’S JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE8841 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca

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

JIDAI KAITEN SUSHI & SAKE BARShoppes at Boca Grove ❘

PARK TAVERN32 S.E. Second

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

SHINJU BUFFET7875 Glades

STIR CRAZY FRESH ASIAN GRILL

Town Center ❘ 6000 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.7500 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. SUSHIGO477 N. Federal

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

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

LA TRE249 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.4568 ❘ Dinner nightly. LEMONGRASS ASIAN BISTRO

420 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.5050 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday Dinner nightly.101 Plaza Real South ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.8181 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. MAI HIBACHI4801 Linton Blvd. ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.499.2766 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. PEI WEIFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1914 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 226.02907152 Beracasa Way ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.322.1001 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO

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

THE SEA SOUTH EAST ASIAN KITCHEN16950 Jog Road #1015 ❘

Delray Beach ❘ 561.270.3569 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday. UNCLE TAI’SThe Shops at Boca

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

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

200 N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.266.9929 ❘ Lunch Monday-Thursday, Dinner daily. YOKOHAMA9168 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1707 60 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.9328 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.


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

Boca Raton ❘ 561.245.8885 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

ST. TROPEZ7860 Glades

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

IT’S ALL GREEK9704 Clint Moore Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.883.6337 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca

TEA-LICIOUS TEAROOM & GIFTS

MILOS TAVERNA1600 N. Federal

Raton ❘ 561.394.6779 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday, Dinner Sunday.

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

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750.6720 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

PA BBQ GRILL1198 N. Dixie

THE BOCA BEACH HOUSE887

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

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

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

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.9557 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MISSISSIPPI SWEETS BBQ CO.

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

FONDUE THE MELTING POT5455 N. 561.997.7472

CARIBBEAN GRILL1332 N.W.

FRENCH

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

BISTRO PROVENCE2399 N.

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

CONTINENTAL BOHEME BISTRO1118 E.

Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.4899 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily. DORSIA RESTAURANT5837 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.961.4156 ❘ Dinner daily. FLEMING’S BISTRO6060

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

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

CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

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

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

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

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

CASA D’ANGELO171 E. Palmetto Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.996.1234 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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

561.368.2340

CARPE DIEM110 E. Atlantic

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

Madisons New York Grill & Bar's Seared Sashimi Tuna

CASIMIR BISTRORoyal Palm Place

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

River Center ❘ 4199 North Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.6033 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. LA FERME9101 Lakeridge Blvd. ❘

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

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

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

LE RIVAGE450 N.E. 20th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.0033 ❘ Lunch Tuesday-Friday, Dinner nightly.

GREEK

OLIO BISTRO42 S.E. Second

Palm Place ❘ 507 S.E. Mizner Blvd. ❘

122

N.E. Second Ave. ❘ Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.596.5840 ❘ Lunch Wednesday-Sunday, Dinner daily, Brunch Sunday.

Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Dinner nightly.

CARIBBEAN

ROCKSTEADY JAMAICAN BISTRO2399 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

TAVERNA KYMA6298 N.

CAFE MED BY BICE2096

ESTIA TAVERNA & BARRoyal

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INDIAN

D’ANGELO PIZZA, WINE BAR AND TAPASAddison

SAPPHIRE INDIAN CUISINE

Place ❘ 16950 Jog Rd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.381.0037 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Saturday-Sunday

Royal Palm Place ❘ 500 Via de Palma ❘ Suite 79 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.2299 ❘ Dinner nightly, Lunch Tuesday-Sunday.

ITALIAN ANTHONY’S COAL FIRED PIZZAShops at Boca Grove ❘

21065 Powerline Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.218.6600115 N.E. Sixth Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.278.7911 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. ARTURO’S6750 N. Federal Hwy.

DAVITO’S19635 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.482.2323 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. DOMINICS8177 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.3186 Westwinds of Boca ❘ 9834 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.6325 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. FRANK & DINO’S718 S.

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

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

BRIO TUSCAN GRILLEThe Shops

IL GIRASOLE RESTAURANT

954.427.4909

at Boca Center ❘ 5050 Town Center Circle #239 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.3777 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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

CAFFE LUNA ROSA34 S. Ocean Blvd. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9404 ❘ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily.

IL BACIO29 S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.865.7785 ❘ Dinner nightly.


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JOSEPHINE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT5751 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.0668 ❘ Dinner Wednesday-Monday. LA STELLA'S RESTAURANT159 E. Palmetto

Park Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561. 544.2081 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

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LA LUNA BISTROThe Polo Shoppes ❘ 5030 Champion Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.997.1165 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. LA VILLETTA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE4351 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8403 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. MAGGIANO’S21090 St. Andrews Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8244 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MARIO’S OSTERIA1400 Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.239.7000 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MATTEO’S RESTAURANT233 S. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.392.0773 ❘ Dinner nightly.

CATERING FOR ALL OCCASIONS ~ NOW ACCEPTING CALL AHEAD SEATING $10 Lunch Special Inc. Bev. Monday-Saturday Lunch 11:30-2:30 Dinner Every Evening 5-10 VISIT US ON THE WEB AT WWW.VILLAROSANO.COM

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

Raton ❘ 561.368.2900 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. NINO'SFifth Avenue Shops ❘ 1930 N.E. Fifth Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.362.8990 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PASTA FEVER4251 N. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.338.0012 ❘ Lunch TuesdayFriday, Dinner nightly. Closed Monday. PELLEGRINO'S RISTORANTE3360 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.368.5520 ❘ Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. PICCOLINO RESTAURANT78 S. Federal Hwy. ❘

Boca Raton ❘ 561.395.8858 ❘ Dinner Monday-Saturday.

MODERN BISTRO 9101 Lakeridge Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33496 Just off of Yamato Road and west of Lyons Road

LaFerme.Kitchen 561.654.6600

POSITANO4400 N. Federal Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.544.2920 ❘ Dinner nightly. RENZO’S OF BOCA5999 N. Federal

Hwy. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.994.3495 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. RISTORANTE SAPORIRoyal Palm Place ❘ 99

Royal Palm Place ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.367.9779 ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. SICILIAN OVENTown Center Mall ❘ 21170 St.

Andrews Blvd., Ste. 9 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.750 .9772 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. TANZYiPic Theaters at Mizner Park ❘ 301

Plaza Real ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.922.6699 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. 124

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taste  listings TERRA FIAMMADelray Marketplace ❘ 9169

West Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.495.5570 ❘ Sunday-Saturday Lunch and Dinner, Monday Dinner only. TRAMONTI119 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.1944 ❘ Lunch Monday-Saturday, Dinner nightly. TRATTORIA ROMANA499 E. Palmetto Park

Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.393.6715 ❘ Dinner nightly. TUCCI'S FIRE N COAL PIZZA 50 N.E.

First Ave. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.620.2930 ❘ Lunch Tuesday- Saturday, Dinner nightly. VIC & ANGELO’S 290 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘

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

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

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

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

3350 N.W. Boca Raton Blvd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ ❘ Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner nightly. Closed Sunday. 561.750.8860

CABANA RESTAURANT105 E. Atlantic

Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.274.9090 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. PADRINO’SMission Bay Plaza ❘ 20455 State Road 7 ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.451.1070 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

MEDITERRANEAN/TURKISH APEIRO KITCHEN & BARDelray Beach ❘ 14917 Lyons Road ❘ 561.501.4333 ❘ Dinner nightly. BOCA SKEWERSMizner Plaza ❘130

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

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Boca Raton ❘ 561.923.9457 ❘ Dinner nightly. HOLLOWAY'S PUBRoyal Palm Place ❘ 504 Via De Palmas ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.361.8445 ❘ Dinner nightly.

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HOOTERS Boca Commons ❘ 2240 N.W. 19th St. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.391.8903 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. HURRICANE GRILL & WINGSMission Bay ❘ 10125 Glades Rd. ❘ 561.218.8848 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily. MILLER’S ALE HOUSEShoppes at Blue Lake ❘ 1200 Yamato Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.988.9142 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.Boca Lyons Plaza ❘ 9244 W. Glades Rd. ❘ Boca Raton ❘ 561.487.2989 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily.

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Impact 100 Palm Beach County brings individual women together to pool their equal contributions and collectively make annual high-impact grants of $100,000 to nonprofits in our local community. Women of all ages and backgrounds are invited to make a significant impact on the lives of others by joining Impact 100 Palm Beach County. We are a progressive leader in philanthropy by women, dedicated to awarding high impact grants to nonprofits in southern Palm Beach County in five focus areas: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Family and Health & Wellness. The following local nonprofits received a total of $688,000 in grants in our first three years: Achievement Center for Children and Families* Anti-Defamation League Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Home Society of Florida Creative City Collaborative D/B/A The Arts Garage* Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square Equine Assisted Therapies for South Florida* Florida Fishing Academy Florence Fuller Child Development Center*

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Deerfield Beach ❘ 954.571.5220 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. J & J SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL634 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.272.3390 ❘ Lunch and Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. RACKS FISH HOUSE + OYSTER BARFive S.E. Second Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.450.6718 ❘ Lunch and Dinner daily, Brunch Saturday-Sunday. 32 EAST32 E. Atlantic Ave. ❘ Delray Beach ❘ 561.276.7868

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Festival Of The Arts Boca Presents An Array Of Cultural Offerings hether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film, literature, music or dance that turns you on, the Ninth Annual Festival of the Arts Boca, presented by the Schmidt Family Centre for the Arts, promises 10 days of diverse cultural experiences for every inclination. The event is scheduled to take place March 6-15 at the Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Throughout the 10-day cultural celebration, festival-goers will enjoy a rich and diverse lineup as we bring back artists from years past and welcome some of the greatest intellectual leaders of our time,â&#x20AC;? said Charlie Siemon, chair and coexecutive producer of the Festival of the Arts Boca.

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The festival opens on March 6 with the Florida premiere of the 10time Academy Award-winning film, â&#x20AC;&#x153;West Side Story.â&#x20AC;? Festival Orchestra Boca will play Leonard Bernsteinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s electrifying score live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high-definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. Other highlights will include

for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Independence Day.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Festival will close with a spectacular concert featuring the Young Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus of New York in Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s immortal Ninth Symphony,â&#x20AC;? Siemon revealed. O For more information, call 866-571-2787 or 561-368-8445, or visit festivalboca.com.

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Jay Leno Performs At Boca West Community Charitable Foundation Concert unny guy Jay Leno, along with the Atlantic City Boys, will perform at the Boca West Community Charitable Foundation’s annual “Concert for the Children” on March 31 at the Akoya

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15 charities with which the organization works. Known as one of the hardestworking men in show business, Leno dominated late-night TV ratings for more than 19 years as host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and remains an admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s author, in-demand corporate speaker, TV and film voiceover artist, pioneering car builder and mechanic, and philanthropist. “In determining who we wished to star in our ‘Concert for the Children’ this coming year, Jay Leno was always at the top of our list because of his humanitarian efforts throughout the world,” said Arthur Adler, foundation chairman. Charities the foundation has helped include: Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton Police Athletic League, Boys & Girls Club of Boca Raton, Caridad Center, FAU Elementary School Band Camp, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Gift of Life Bone

In determining who we wished to star in our ‘Concert for the Children’ this coming year, Jay Leno was always at the top of our list because of his humanitarian efforts throughout the world.

– Arthur Adler, chairman, Boca West Community Charitable Foundation

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Amphitheatre on the Great Lawn of Boca West Country Club. The event will follow the foundation’s annual $100,000 Golf Challenge, which will take place on March 30. Funds raised will benefit atrisk children and their families in South Palm Beach County. Each year, Boca West Community Charitable Foundation serves more than 3,000 children, and its volunteers have donated 45,000 hours of time and more than $1.5 million to the

Marrow Foundation, The Giving Tree, Jewish Adoption & Family Care Options, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Safety Net Services, Scope Education Services, SOS Children’s Villages, Unicorn Village Academy, Wayne Barton Study Center and more. Concert doors open at 6 p.m., with the Atlantic City Boys taking the stage at 8 p.m. and Jay Leno at 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by The Boca Raton Observer. O

For more information, call 561-488-6980 or email foundation@bocawestcc.org.


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FIERCE FEMALES mpact 100 Palm Beach County will hold a Grand Awards Celebration on April 16 at Lynn University’s Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton, where the organization will give five South Palm Beach County nonprofits $100,000 grants.

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munity. After the presentations, Impact members will vote for who will receive the grants. Last year, the organization awarded three $100,000 grants. Recipients included the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, Arts Garage in Delray Beach, and Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in Boca Raton. In addition, runners-up included the Coastal Conservation Association and the United Cerebral Palsy of Palm Beach and Mid Coastal Counties, each which received $10,000 grants. Considered a progressive leader in philanthropy by women, Impact 100 promotes “The Power of Women Giving as One,” seeking to advance high-impact giving and action by bringing individual women together and making a singular local impact. “The goal of Impact 100

The goal of Impact 100 is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community.

– Sue Diener, co-president, Impact 100 Palm Beach County

The grants are created by donations from Impact 100 Palm Beach County members, who each pay $1,000 to join, and vote on which nonprofits receive grants. Membership is open through March 31. Charities eligible for grants are in the categories of education, environment, arts and culture, family, and health and wellness. During the event, each finalist nonprofit will have the opportunity to describe their project, their vision and what the high-impact grant would mean for their organization and the com-

is to make it possible for a visionary idea to become a reality in a way that impacts the local community,” said Sue Diener, co-president. “In our three-year history, Impact 100 Palm Beach County has awarded a total of $688,000 to 15 nonprofit organizations serving South Palm Beach County.” Impact 100 is operated as a charitable donor-advised fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The foundation also assists with the annual grant-making process. O

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GOOD CAUSE BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

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Hillel Of Broward And Palm Beach Honors Supporters At Annual Fundraiser Am Hillel, which is the annual fundraiser for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, will take place at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Premier Delray Acura Club at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton. The evening will begin with a lavish buffet dinner, followed by comments from Hillel’s leadership, a student program, video presenta-

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Since 1981, TooJay’s has been delighting diners with an exciting and eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When the craving strikes indulge in authentic NY–Style deli sandwiches or settle in with slow roasted turkey, old fashioned pot roast and other time–honored comfort food favorites. Friendly, professional service is a part of every meal, so make plans today to join us for “a little taste of home”.

Legendary desserts: carrot cake, black & whites, chocolate Killer Cake.

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ganizations and causes, and has made a substantive difference in every organization to which she has pledged her passion and support. Smokler is a strong supporter of the local Hillel, as well Hillels around the country and Hillel International. Special recognition will be given to Rabbi Josh Broide, who previously served as the Campus Rabbi for Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach and inspired countless students to explore their Judaism, travel to Israel or continue on their Jewish journeys. The event co-chairs are Wendy and Elliot Koolik, Margie and Ed Marlowe and Debbie and Roy Weisman. Honorary chairs include Louise and David Galpern, Rani Garfinkle, Yocheved and Rabbi Efrem Goldberg, Beatriz and Harold Jacobsohn, Carla and Jeffrey Klein, Roxane and Michael Lipton, Beth and Joe Mishkin, Arielle and Rabbi Philip

This year’s honoree will be Carol Smokler, who has spent her life deeply involved in Jewish organizations and causes, and has made a substantive difference in every organization to which she has pledged her passion and support. tion and honoree recognition ceremony. It will highlight the broad array of programs that Hillel provides, which includes free kosher Shabbat and holiday meals, alternative break service trips, social, educational and mentorship programs, trips to Israel and programs that teach Israel advocacy and promote support and understanding for Israel on campus. This year’s honoree will be Carol Smokler, who has spent her life deeply involved in Jewish or-

Moskowitz, Elaine and Sherwood Sharfe and Irv Smokler. Under the leadership of Board Chair Ilene Wohlgemuth and Executive Director Raina Goldberg, Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of nearly 8,000 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach State College and Broward College so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. O

For more information, call Jill Deutch at 561-866-7030 or email jill@hillelcenter.org.


CATCH THE SPIRIT OF OUR COMMUNITY MISSION! Travel with Your Friends and Community on an Israel Trip Like No Other!

NOVEMBER 13-19, 2015 Whether this is your 1st or 18th visit, there is something for everyone! See the Innovation Nation

Enjoy food, wine and culture

Meet with security experts

Experience outdoor adventures

Attend sessions with government officials

Celebrate Shabbat in Jerusalem and more!

Mission Chairs: Karen & Mark Dern ~ Adele & Herman Lebersfeld

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival Names Winners Of High School Contest he 11th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival was held January 19-24, 2015 at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. The festival featured top poets at more than 20 public events, including readings, talks, interviews and a lively panel discussion. Among the awardwinning faculty poets were Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith and Robert Wrigley.

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Scott Bryant, Gabrielle Harris, Francisco Andres Sebastian, Diana Calderon and Martin Salgado

The festival featured top poets at more than 20 public events, including readings, talks, interviews and a lively panel discussion. Among the award-winning faculty poets were Chard deNiord, Linda Gregerson, Thomas Lux, Maurice Manning, Molly Peacock, Brenda Shaughnessy, Patricia Smith and Robert Wrigley. Sixteen-year-old Francisco Andres Sebastian, a freshman at Gold Coast Community School in West Palm Beach, won first place for his poem, “Where I Am From?” Other winners included Scott Bryant, a 17-year-old senior at Boca Raton Community High School, for his poem, “Orange-Black”; Martin Salgado, a 17-year-old senior at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, for his poem, “Sonnet III”; Diana Calderon, an 18-year-old senior at A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, for her poem, “Alzheimer’s” and Gabrielle Harris, an 18-year-old senior at Wellington High School, for her poem, “I Am Unable to Read You.” There were 251 entries in the contest, which each year is open to Palm Beach County public and private high school students. Among the 2015 Poetry Festival highlights were a special performance of “Ballet’s Child,” a collaborative contemporary work by Lani Scozzari and Donna Murray that combined poetry, dance and film; a reading and interview with this year’s special guest poet, Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, who recently published his fourth volume of poems; and an open mic event with performance poets Malcolm London and Rachel McKibbens. The event was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Morgan Stanley, the Windler Group of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office, the Cultural Council of Palm County, the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council, the Board of Commissioners of Palm Beach County, The Palm Beach Post, Visit Florida, WLRN and Murder on the Beach, Delray Beach’s independent book-seller. O For more information, visit.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org. 140

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Savor the Future

AT BOCA RATON’S WINE & FOOD WEEKEND BENEFITING THE BOCA RATON HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

SMOOTH SAILING

Boating And Beach Bash For People With Disabilities Offers Free Fun outh Florida’s annual Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will celebrate its seventh anniversary on March 21 at Spanish River Park in Boca Raton with a free barbecue, boat rides, concert, games, activities, wheelchair yoga, dance classes and much more. The Boating and Beach Bash is the largest free fun event in the nation for people of all ages with physical and/or intellectual challenges and their caregivers. Organized and run solely by volunteers, the event is funded through community donations, and professional rehab teams from area hospitals and universities will be on hand.

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Exclusive Vintner Dinners, March 28 Enjoy an intimate, gourmet dining experience showcasing exclusive wines and champagnes! The dinners are hosted at six private residences in Boca Raton. Each venue features a world-renowned vintner and chef working together to create an unforgettable five course dinner and wine pairing experience. Tickets $325 For event information, call 561-395-6766 x101 or visit www.bocabacchanal.com

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Our mission is to provide the most overlooked sector of our community with a day that is free from prejudice, ridicule and exclusion. We want all of our guests to feel like they are welcome VIPs. Our annual goal is to celebrate diversity, uniqueness and all those things that make everyone special in our eyes.

– Jay Van Vechten, executive director, Boating and Beach Bash for People with Disabilities

“Our mission is to provide the most overlooked sector of our community with a day that is free from prejudice, ridicule and exclusion,” said Jay Van Vechten, the event’s executive director. “We want all of our guests to feel like they are welcome VIPs. Our annual goal is to celebrate diversity, uniqueness and all those things that make everyone special in our eyes.” The Boating and Beach Bash dates back 20 years to when the City of Boca Raton passed a resolution offering those with disabilities one day a year of free access to Spanish River Park. The city’s advisory board for People with Disabilities then stepped up to host a small annual barbecue. In 2008, Van Vechten suggested the board open the event to all people with physical and/ or intellectual challenges, along with their caregivers and families. He and Shawn Friedkin of Stand Among Friends recruited the support of the mayor and city manager of Boca Raton to expand the event to a full day. Since then, the annual event has grown from 350 attendees its first year to 6,000, with nearly 500 volunteers from organizations including the Miami Dolphins, the Junior Navy ROTC Cadets from Boca High, FAU fraternities, church and synagogue groups, and the Junior League. O For more information, call Jay Van Vechten at 561-715-2622, email jay@boatingbeachbash.com or visit boatingbeachbash.com.


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Haute Hippie To Showcase Designs For Shuzz|Art|Fashion Show At Mizner Park he Shuzz Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides shoes to children in poverty-stricken areas, will hold its Fifth Annual Shuzz|Art|Fashion Show on April 2 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The upscale event will feature live entertainment, an auction, food, beverages and a runway show with fashions by designer Haute Hippie. The Shuzz Fund will host the event to raise the majority of its yearly funds so that it may provide shoes to needy children in the United States, Haiti, Japan, Guatemala, Nepal, Jamaica and Venezuela. For the second consecutive year, Neiman Marcus has been an unparalleled sponsor behind the production of the show. The goal is to raise $250,000, with 100 percent used for shoe donations and medical relief efforts. Event tickets are now available for purchase to help support the cause. “Yet again, we have tremendous sponsors

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behind the Shuzz|Art|Fashion Show—Neiman Marcus, Celebrity Cruises, Seminole Casino, Mercedes-Benz, The Boca Raton Observer and many more,” said Rita Lombardo, founder and board member of the Shuzz Fund. “The event chairs for our fifth annual show—Cecila Lopez, Jacquelyn Sherry Coombe and Nya Montgomery, and the entire 2015 show committee have been working tirelessly to coordinate this event and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of the charity, and the funds we will raise. It’s even more critical for us to raise money this year, as we recently launched medical relief efforts to help children who would otherwise not be able to walk do just that, and moreover, for them to run and play.” Shuzz Fund is a Florida 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and 100 percent of public donations will support ongoing programs, which include: Back-2-School, Youth Athletics, International Relief and Disaster Relief and Medical Procedure Sponsorships. Shuzz has been recognized for facilitating relief missions to donate shoes in impoverished communities across the globe. The Fund seeks to provide new shoes to 10 million children in poverty-stricken areas around the world throughout the next decade. O For more information, call 561-906-2393, email info@shuzz.org or visit shuzz.ticketleap.com/2015.

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FOSTERING FUTURES SOS Children’s Villages 18th Annual Hope & Home Gala Helps Mission safe home, caring family, happy childhood and good education are part of everyday life for the 72 foster children growing up at SOS Children’s Villages–Florida. The Coconut Creek-based facility will celebrate another year of healing at its 18th Annual Hope & Home Gala fundraising celebration on April 25 at Boca West Country Club. This year’s event, themed “An Evening on the Serengeti,” will feature delicious food and libations, silent and live auctions, entertainment and live music. The evening’s host will be actress Eva LaRue from “All My Children’ and “CSI: Miami.” Event proceeds will pay for the children’s food, clothing, utilities and extracurricular activities. For 19-year-old alumna Thanesia, nothing was more crucial to her success than the support and encouragement of her SOS family. Just one year after leaving the Village, she joined the U.S. Army, completed boot camp and is a full-time

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All proceeds will help the Village continue to provide a home and vital services to help children overcome their past traumas and build a brighter future. college student. “They helped me successfully get through high school,” says Thanesia. “They also helped me love myself and become a strong, independent woman.” For Thanesia and the children still living at SOS, hope prevails thanks to the volunteers and friends who invest time and dollars. These special

individuals and groups play integral roles in providing the opportunities and support that helps each child heal and thrive as they grow. The evening’s sponsors include the Club Managers Association of America Seminole Region Charity Golf Tournament Committee, Jarden Consumer Solutions, Wheelabrator Technologies, Seminole Casino–Coconut Creek, ADT, Republic National Distributing, JM Family Enterprises/JM Lexus, Ultimate Software and The Boca Raton Observer. O For more information, call 954-420-5030 or visit hopeandhomegala.org.

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MARCH 28 Pint-sized pop princess Ariana Grande, 21, is undoubtedly the biggest thing to emanate from Boca Raton since Chris Evert. Born Ariana Grande-Butera, the singer/songwriter/actress began her Broadway career at the ripe old age of 13, eventually nabbing the role of Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s hit, “Victorious,” and then in the spin-off “Sam & Cat.” Her music career took off with songs from “Victorious,” which led to a record contract and her first album, Yours Truly, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. A second album, My Everything, a slew of hits, including “Problem” and “Bang Bang,” and a truckload of awards later, it’s clear the entertainment industry’s It Girl is just getting started. Check out her show at AmericanAirlines Arena, where the curtains rise at 7:30 p.m. and her special guests will be Rixton and Cashmere Cat.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-949-6722; arshtcenter.org MARCH 5-29 “Trust” Show times vary. MARCH 11-29 “Wicked” Show times vary. FEBRUARY

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happenings  calendar AmericanAirlines Arena 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 786-777-1000; aaarena.com

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

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MARCH 4, 7, 9, 11, 16, 18, 20, 29, 31 Miami Heat Basketball Game times vary.

MARCH 5, 7, 12, 17, 19, 21 Florida Panthers Hockey Game times vary.

MARCH 6 Elton John “All Hits Tour” Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 26-29 Disney on Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

MARCH 21 Fleetwood Mac “On with the Show Tour” Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 28 Ariana Grande with special guests Rixton and Cashmere Cat Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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

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CLASSIC FUNK: (ABOVE) Grammy-winning violinist and conductor Joshua Bell performs at 8 p.m. on March 23 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (LEFT) KC and The Sunshine Band play an 8 p.m. show on March 20 at Hard Rock Live

MARCH 26 The Texas Tenors Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Hard Rock Live Coral Springs Center for the Arts

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coralspringscenterforthearts.com MARCH 7 Joy Behar Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 14 Don Omar and Nicky Jam Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 28 Nickelback Show begins at 7 p.m.

MARCH 12 “The Sing-Off Live Tour” Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

MARCH 20 KC and The Sunshine Band Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 29 Third Day Show begins at 7 p.m.

MARCH 20 “One Night of Queen” Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 28 Lara Fabian Show begins at 8 p.m.

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James L. Knight International Center 400 S.E. Second Ave., Miami, 305-416-5970; jlkc.com MARCH 7 “The Color Purple” starring Jennifer Holliday Show begins at 8 p.m.

Jazziz Nightlife 201 Plaza Real., Boca Raton, 561-300-0730; jazziz.com MARCH 5-6 Spyro Gyra Show begins at 7 p.m. MARCH 10 Rick Braun Show begins at 7:30 p.m.


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MARCH 13 Rick Springfield Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 16 Manhattan Transfer Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 26 The B Street Band Show begins at 7:30 p.m.

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HAVING HIS BABY: Spend “An Evening with Paul Anka” on March 9, when the singer performs a 7:30 p.m. show at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

MARCH 24 Audra McDonald Show begins at 8 p.m.

MARCH 29 Judy Collins Show begins at 7 p.m.

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MARCH 5 Ronnie Milsap Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 7 MTV Presents Fifth Harmony: “The Reflection Tour” Show begins at 7 p.m. MARCH 27 “The Australian Bee Gees Show” Show begins at 8 p.m.

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browardcenter.org MARCH 1-8 “Motown the Musical” Show times vary. MARCH 9 “An Evening with Paul Anka” Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 15 Ron White “Nutcracker” Show begins at 7 p.m.

MARCH 17 John Mellencamp Show begins at 7:30 p.m. MARCH 18 Elvis Costello “Detour” Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 27 “Cesar Millan Live!” Show begins at 8 p.m. MARCH 28 An Evening with Sarah McLachlan Show begins at 8 p.m.

events MARCH 2 11th Annual Circle of Hope Gala Enjoy a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing. Jim Sackett, retired WPTV NewsChannel 5 anchor, will be the guest

speaker. Benefits Women’s Circle. Takes place at the Delray Dunes Golf and Country Club. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-244-7627 or visit womenscircle.org. MARCH 3 Mitzvah Society Cocktail Reception Join local estate planning professionals as they honor their own. Presented by the Professional Advisory Committee of the Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. Takes place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-8523109 or visit bocafed.org. MARCH 3 Positively Pomegranate Enjoy light refreshments


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MARCH 5 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Gala Attend a festive evening featuring Jeremy Wade of Animal Planet’s “River Monsters.” Takes place at the Flagler Kenan Pavilion, located in the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-370-7738 or visit sfsciencecenter.org.

MARCH 3 “Difference Is Love” Luncheon Best-selling author Mary Higgins Clark will be the special guest at this luncheon and silent auction hosted by the Lourdes Foundation. Benefits the Lourdes-Noreen McKeen retirement community. Takes place at The Beach Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-655-8544 or visit lourdesmckeen.org.

MARCH 5 Old Bags Luncheon Hear guest speaker Joan Collins, attend a grand luncheon and shop for

gently used designer handbags. Benefits the Center for Family Services. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-616-1257 or visit ctrfam.org. MARCH 5 THROUGH APRIL 4 39th American Red Cross Designers Show House Check out the work of more than 20 renowned interior and exterior designers who redesigned this year’s historic Mediterranean-style home. Takes place at “La Florentia” in Lake Worth. Times vary. For more information, call 561-650-9133 or visit redcross.org. MARCH 6 Fifth Annual Glamour in the Woods Red Door Luncheon A pre-event reception and talent show will be part of the fun at this year’s luncheon to benefit Gilda’s

DOG’S BEST FRIEND: Check out the Dog Whisperer at “Cesar Millan Live” at 8 p.m. on March 27 at The Broward Center for The Performing Arts

Club South Florida. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 954-763-6776 or visit gildasclubsouthflorida.org. MARCH 6-15 Ninth Annual Festival of the Arts Boca Enjoy the finest in classical music, jazz, dance, film and authors. Takes place at Mizner Park Amphitheater and Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center in Boca Raton. Show times vary. For more information, call 866-5712787 or visit festivalboca.org. MARCH 7 60th Annual Bethesda Ball Enjoy dinner, dancing and entertainment during one of Palm Beach’s premier galas. 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 561737-7733 or visit bethesdahospitalfoundation.org. MARCH 7 Stars of American Ballet Concert Don’t miss this performance featuring Daniel Ulbricht, award-winning principal dancer with New York City Ballet and founder of Stars of American Ballet. Takes place at the Countess de Hoernle Theatre at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton. Starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-995-0709 or visit bocaballet.org. MARCH 7 14th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals Hosted by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue, this pet-friendly walk

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will include breakfast and live entertainment. Takes place at Lake Victoria at Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. Starts at 9 a.m. For more information, call 561-472-8845 or visit peggyadams.org. MARCH 7 Sixth Annual KidSafe Foundation Shine The Light Gala Attend an evening of entertainment, food, open bar, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes and more. Takes place at Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 855-844-7233 or visit kidsafefoundation.org. MARCH 7-8 11th 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 on University Drive in Coral Springs. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. MARCH 8 “Swank Table” Dine outdoors on a farmto-table feast whipped up by nationally recognized chefs. Proceeds benefit the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s education programs. RSVP required. Takes place at Swank Farms in Loxahatchee. Starts at 4 p.m. For more information, call 561-472-3342 or visit palmbeachculture.com. MARCH 8 JARC’s 29th Annual Gala Enjoy “A Night in Morocco” featuring drinks, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton.


happenings  calendar Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-5582572 or visit jarcfl.org. MARCH 8 Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk and help raise funds to support research and quality programs that are changing the future of autism. Takes place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Starts at 7 a.m. For more information, call 561465-0054 or visit walknowforautismspeaks.org. MARCH 10 I Am Hillel Attend a buffet dinner and program to celebrate the students, honorees and

MARCH 11 Jewish Women’s Foundation 2015 Granting Wishes Event Stylistas will enjoy this event featuring guest speaker Sharon Tal, head designer of Maskit, The Israeli Fashion House. Takes place at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-8523100 or visit jewishboca.org. MARCH 12 20th Annual Student Showcase of Films This festival will include celebrity presenters, student film clips, film school exhibits and more than $10,000 in scholarships.

STAYING ALIVE: “The Australian Bee Gees Show” starts at 8 p.m. on March 27 at Parker Playhouse

community leaders who support Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach. Takes place at the Premier Delray Acura Club at the FAU Football Stadium in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-8667030 or visit hillelcenter.org. MARCH 10 12th Annual Women with Wings and Wisdom Luncheon and Fashion Show Bid in a silent auction and enjoy lunch and a Bloomingdale’s fashion show. Takes place at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-364-4402. 156

Takes place at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-233-1000 or visit pbfilm.com. MARCH 13 34th Annual Gala Spring Fling Cocktails, dinner and a live auction are on tap for this black-tie gala benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Takes place at The Breakers Palm Beach. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-6833287 or visit bgcpbc.org.

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MARCH 14 “Evening on Antique Row” Young Friends of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County are back for an evening of entertainment, food, drink, shopping and much more. Takes place in the Antique Row District in West Palm Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-832-4164 or visit historicalsocietypbc.org. MARCH 14-15 19th Annual Lauderdaleby-the-Sea Craft Festival Shop for ocean-inspired arts and crafts, enjoy great food and drink, and more. Takes place on A1A and Commercial Boulevard in downtown Lauderdale-by-

the-Sea. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com. MARCH 14-15 27th Annual Irish Fest on Flagler Enjoy Irish entertainment, bagpipers, Gaelic food, a Celtic marketplace, a children’s area and more. Takes place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. Starts at noon. For more information, call 561-3945121 or visit irishflorida.org. MARCH 14 American Cancer Society Hope Gala This black-tie optional event includes dinner, live and silent auctions, draw-

ings, entertainment and dancing. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-394-7751 or visit cancer.org. MARCH 14 15th Annual Pap Corps Walkathon “Come Together” is the theme for this year’s fundraising walk for cancer research. Takes place at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 877-495-8100 or visit papcorps.org. MARCH 15 Great Music at St. Gregory’s Concert Series Presents Anonymous 4 Hear beautiful music by this internationally renowned ensemble as they begin their last world tour. Takes place at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church in Boca Raton. Starts at 3 p.m. For more information, call 561395-8285 or visit stgregorysepiscopal.org. MARCH 15 Donna Klein Jewish Academy Family Arts Fest Bring the family for a day of student performances, art exhibits, balloon artistry, face painting, great food and more. Takes place at Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-852-6042 or visit dkja.org. MARCH 15 Keyboard Cabaret Brunch Hosted by the Zonta Club of Greater Deerfield Beach, guests will be treated to a buffet, raffle, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Takes place at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11

a.m. For more information, call 561-392-2223. MARCH 15 Great Futures Boys & Girls Club Polo Day This event will honor its namesake, Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, with a day of polo and brunch. Takes place at the International Polo Club in Wellington. Starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 561683-3287 or visit bgcpbc.org. MARCH 17 JAFCO 17th Annual Luncheon Mix and mingle at this fundraiser for JAFCO, which is committed to helping abused and neglected children. Takes place at Jungle Island in Miami. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 954-315-8671 or visit jafco.org. MARCH 19 Third Annual “Be Great” Celebration Dinner Attend this dinner in support of the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach and help celebrate its Young Club members and community partners. Takes place at the Delray Beach Marriott. Starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 561-683-3287 or visit bgcpbc.org. MARCH 20 New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon Enjoy lunch and learn about heart and lung health from the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, 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 flnewdirectionsforwomenluncheon.com.


happenings  calendar MARCH 20 Style 4 Hope Luncheon Dress for Success Palm Beaches will host this event featuring keynote speaker Anne Beiler, founder of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels. Takes place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-249-3898 or visit eventbrite.com.

MARCH 24 The YMCA of South Palm Beach County’s 13th Annual Inspiration Breakfast This year’s keynote speaker will be Buffalo Bills football legend Jim Kelly, with special guest Coach Howard Schnellenberger. Takes place at Office Depot headquarters in Boca Raton. Starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-2370944 or visit ymcaspbc.org.

MARCH 21 Seventh Annual Gratitude House Black and Bling Gala Singer/songwriter Richie Supa, who has worked with Aerosmith, will be the special guest at this year’s reception, dinner and raffle. Takes place at Four Seasons Resort in Palm Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-833-6826 or visit gratitudehouse.org.

MARCH 26 Sixth Annual Special Night for Special Needs Cocktail Reception The Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center’s Helene and Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Programs will host a cocktail reception to honor Emily and Stephen Grabelsky for their leadership and support. Takes place at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-852-3200 or visit levisjcc.org.

MARCH 22 13th Annual Doggie Ball This fun-filled gala will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a live band, 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 22 Magen David Adom Celebration Hosted by the American Friends of Magen David Adom, this evening of cocktails and dinner will feature guest speaker Dan Gillerman, former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations. Takes place at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-288-5658 or visit afmda.org. 158

MARCH 26 17th Annual Honor Your Doctor Luncheon This fundraising event will benefit medical and nursing school students attending four local universities. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Benefits Helen M. Babione Medical Scholarship Fund. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561212-8866 or visit rotarydowntownbocaraton.org. MARCH 26 THROUGH APRIL 2 20th Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival Enjoy a week of film showcases, parties and premieres, with opportunities to meet filmmakers from around the globe. Festival events will take place throughout

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Palm Beach County. Show times vary. For more information, call 561-362-0003 or visit pbiff.com. MARCH 27 33rd Annual Women of the Year Luncheon Help the 1000+ Club honor women who donate their talents to nonprofit organizations in and around the Broward County community. Takes place at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 954-960-6083. MARCH 27 Promise Garden Luncheon and Spring Fashion Show Join the Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee for a day of fashion and networking. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-496-4222 or visit bocawalktoendalzheimers.eventbrite.com. MARCH 27-28 Boca Bacchanal This festive weekend will feature world-class chefs and vintners serving their finest specialties. Benefits the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum. Takes place at various locations. Start times vary. For more information, call 561395-6766 or visit bocabacchanal.com. MARCH 27 THROUGH APRIL 26 Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents “Buried Child” This haunting Pulitzer Prize-winning play is about the deterioration of a nuclear family and the American dream. Takes place at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Show times vary. For more information, call

561-233-9918 or visit palmbeachdramaworks.org.

tion, call 561-852-5031 or visit bocafed.org.

MARCH 28 Spanish River Foundation Casino Night in Memory of Steve Brown Enjoy food and cocktails, Las Vegas-style gaming, music and the chance to win prizes. Benefits the Steve Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund and Spanish River Community High School programs. Takes place at Pavilion Grille in Boca Raton. Starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call 561-2412246 or visit spanishriverfoundaiton.org.

MARCH 29-30 Fourth Annual CityPlace Art Fair Enjoy arts, crafts, fair food and more. Takes place at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.com.

MARCH 28-29 27th Annual Las Olas Art Fair Part 2 Shop fine arts and crafts, enjoy great food and drink, and take in the scene. Takes place on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Starts at 10 a.m. For more information, call 561-746-6615 or visit artfestival.org. MARCH 29 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s “Off the Leash” Soiree This casually chic event includes dinner and dancing. Takes place at Club Colette in Palm Beach. Starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 561-4728845 or visit peggyadams.org. MARCH 29 Super Sunday Phone-A-Thon and Good Deeds Day This annual volunteer day will provide myriad opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of others. Takes place at Zinman Hall at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County in Boca Raton. Starts at 9:30 a.m. For more informa-

MARCH 30 16th Annual Golf Classic and Luncheon with the Suits Hanley Center Foundation invites golfers and guests to this 18-hole golf tournament, followed by lunch, an awards ceremony and silent auction. Takes place at the Old Marsh Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 561-309-1930. MARCH 30 Boca West Community Charitable Foundation $100,000 Golf Challenge Enjoy brunch, golf, a cocktail party and an awards presentation to raise funds for at-risk children and their families in South Palm Beach County. Takes place at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton. Starts at 11 a.m. For more information, call 561-488-6980 or visit bocawestcc.org. MARCH 31 Boca West Community Charitable Foundation Concert For The Children Check out performances by Jay Leno and the Atlantic City Boys for this charitable concert. Takes place at the Akoya Amphitheatre 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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THIRD ANNUAL TRUMP INVITATIONAL GRAND PRIX A well-heeled crowd turned out for a sumptuous brunch and an exciting horse show-jumping competition at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. Proceeds from the event benefitted the 2015 Great Charity Challenge, a Pro-Am show event that supports more than 34 Palm Beach County charities. 1Donald, Barron and Melania Trump

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SUBDIVISION

ADDRESS

BUYER

SELLER

SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

$426,600

17-APR-14

BOCA ISLES NORTH

19499 BLACK OLIVE LN

MARTIN MARISEL

U S BANK NATIONAL ASSOC TRUSTEE

$415,000

BOCA ISLES NORTH

10888 TEA OLIVE LN

HOLZ MEILING ELMA NIKKO

FRANKO JAMES R

$440,000

BOCA ISLES SOUTH

10605 ST THOMAS DR

COOPER BARBARA E

WEINSTEIN DENNIS

$382,500

$216,000

01-AUG-95

BOCA POINTE CC - COSTA BRAVA

6426 BRAVA WAY

LOPEZ GABY

HIRSCH PETER INDIV TRUSTEE

$340,000

$298,000

10-JUL-02

BOCA POINTE CC - VILLA FLORA

6530 VIA ROSA

TISSER SARAH

TISSER DORON

$450,000

$412,500

25-JUN-13

BROKEN SOUND CC - WHISPER TRACE

2054 NW 56TH ST

WEISS PHYLLIS

GOLDSTEIN MARILYN TRUSTEE

$378,000

BROKEN SOUND CC - WILLOW GREENS

2264 NW 60TH ST

MANN LOWELL E

LUFFMAN SAMUEL

$625,000

$599,000

14-AUG-01

COLONNADE AT GLEN OAKS

2646 NW 48TH ST

WONG LIANG L

ANDERSON DREW D

$590,000

$395,000

25-AUG-99

ENCANTADA

23415 SAVONA CT

ECKMAN JODI S

KAPLAN GILBERT

$555,000

ESTANCIA

6859 N GRANDE DR

LEVI MIRIAM

SHEARER CHETT

$460,000

$610,000

23-AUG-05

ESTANCIA

6813 GIRALDA CIR

ROCHA GIANIZELI Z

CLOW GARY W

$770,000

$550,000

02-NOV-04

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

3401 NE 6TH DR

DINGLE STEVEN R

WAGNER LISA B

$275,000

$197,000

25-JAN-01

LAKE ROGERS ISLE

3393 NE 7TH DR

FEDER DAVID

BRAUN JASON

$2,565,800

$1,850,000

28-AUG-12

LONG LAKE ESTATES

18720 LONG LAKE DR

PORTER BROOKE

SHAPSE WILLIAM A INDIV TRUSTEE

$1,136,750

LONG LAKE ESTATES

18560 LONG LAKE DR

DATTU RIYAZ

FRISMAN KENNETH S

$1,620,000

$936,960

10-MAY-00

MARINA DEL MAR ESTATES

5135 DEERHURST CRESCENT CIR

DIBETTA VINCENT

MAYRON SHAY

$455,000

$335,900

24-JUL-14

MERIDIAN CONDOMINIUM

1 N OCEAN BLVD 501

JACURA FLORIDA INC

HERSHMAN SCOTT TRUSTEE

$1,350,000

$1,600,000

12-AUG-14

MISSION BAY - THE ISLES

10750 SANTA ROSA DR

LEE EDNA

KRON KURTIS P

$405,000

$287,500

19-JUN-01

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8192 VALHALLA DR

WHITE TROY

DEUTSCHE BANK NATL TRUST CO TRUSTEE

$425,000

$333,400

12-MAR-14

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8765 VALHALLA DR

DISICK GRANT I S

BERKOVICH VLADIMIR

$725,000

$725,000

18-JUN-10

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20-AUG-09

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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BUYER

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SELLER

PRIOR SALE PRICE

PRIOR SALE DATE

MIZNER COUNTRY CLUB

8975 VALHALLA DR

RUDNICK ROBERT LEE

MATSUURA IAN

$965,150

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

16401 VIA VENETIA E

WOOD MATTHEW I

SELLE SUSAN S

$880,000

$875,000

01-AUG-13

07-SEP-05

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

6032 VIA VENETIA N

STINE JOHN G

LESICA ROBERT

$935,000

$903,014

08-JUN-13

MIZNER’S PRESERVE

6069 VIA VENETIA S

ROSENBERG SAMONA EVE

BLANK ARLENE R

$695,000

$496,147

09-NOV-99

NEW FLORESTA

2769 NW 28TH TER

MARTINEZ KIM S

MUSIL GEORGE E JR

$620,000

$470,000

30-APR-13

NEW FLORESTA

2920 NW 28TH TER

TOPPER LAUREEN M

WANCIER JAIME G

$740,000

$425,000

01-MAY-91

NEWPORT BAY CLUB

17256 HAMPTON BLVD

DANIELYAN OLGA

GULATI VINOD

$454,000

$255,000

01-JAN-97

PALM BEACH FARMS

1400 SW 18TH ST

KAY ROBERT

DORVIL HOMES LLC

$415,000

$250,000

17-JUL-14

PALM BEACH FARMS

1680 SW 14TH DR

COTTRELL BRITTNEY E

FEDERAL HOME LOAN MTG CORP

$340,000

01-OCT-13

PALM BEACH FARMS

1260 SW 15TH ST

GLICK ALLEN

LAVERNIA MARLENE INDIV TRUSTEE

$636,000

03-DEC-08

POLO CLUB - GRAND BAY

17250 GRAND BAY DR

KAUFFMAN DAVID

ROSENTHAL GARY MICHAEL INDIV TRUSTEE

$400,000

22-FEB-99

POLO CLUB - HOLLOWS

16661 ECHO HOLLOW CIR

GODUR ELLEN FEINBERG

FEINBERG IRIS

$281,667

01-MAY-99

POLO CLUB - HUNTINGTON

17165 HUNTINGTON PARK WAY

MEDREA JEANIE

BUKBERG-WEISER RAYLENE

$812,000

$448,000

16-MAR-98

POLO CLUB - KNIGHTSBRIDGE

16787 KNIGHTSBRIDGE LN

RUDERMAN HOWARD

GELMAN SHEILA INDIV TRUSTEE

$390,000

$238,000

01-MAR-96

POLO CLUB - WINDSOR PARKE

5122 WINDSOR PARKE DR

TANZ JEFFREY

BANK OF AMERICA NATIONAL ASSOC

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

2405 ACORN PALM RD

LIANG WING

ROYAL PALM YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB

1300 THATCH PALM DR

SANTA BARBARA

6229 NW 23RD RD

WOODFIELD CARRIAGE HOMES WOODFIELD CC - BRIARCLIFF

$68,500

20-FEB-14

DIAMOND RICHARD M INDIV TRUSTEE

$1,080,000

02-DEC-99

SEEMAN KAREN D

MCNALLY JOHN J

$4,750,000

MASSA PHILIP

SOBEL GARRISON L INDIV TRUSTEE

$475,000

4198 NW 29TH WAY

FEIGENBAUM KAREN

SILVIN ERIC

$580,000

$430,000

20-JUN-11

4169 NW 60TH CIR

STADLER JESSICA

KLEPPER MARTIN

$850,000

$670,000

18-MAY-00

$1,300,000

11-NOV-13 02-NOV-09

Source: Palm Beach County Property Appraiser

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GLASS HALF FULL A Spring Of Hope Builds Water Wells For Schools In South AfricaBY EMILY J. MINOR omforted by a life of American privilege, Joanne Young wanted her daughter to see more. “We were staying at a very nice lodge and I knew that would never do,” recalls Young, who took her daughter, Brittany, now 23, on a trip to South Africa in 2005. So Young, who subsequently turned their trip into a 501(c)(3) charity called A Spring of Hope, insisted they visit a local school.

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I thought we would see 40 kids under a tree with a little hut off in the background. I brought crayons and stickers.

She wanted to see how children in South Africa learn and she wanted her daughter, then a student at North Broward Preparatory School, to see it too. “I thought we would see 40 kids under a tree with a little hut off in the background,” Young says. “I brought crayons and stickers.” Instead, what they saw were more than 1,200 children, 150 of them often crammed into a single, long brick classroom. And what they needed was water—for drinking, for bathing, for growing food. “I was dumbfounded,” Young says. Ten years later, after many trips, fundraisers and stateside speeches about conditions for that country’s black Africans, this mother-daughter team has helped to raise nearly $300,000—enough money, Young 176

– Joanne Young, co-founder, A Spring of Hope

says, for 25 water wells at schools near the famous Kruger National Park. Each well, or bore hole, costs roughly $10,000 and once the money is raised, nothing’s guaranteed. First you have to find the right piece of land and then you have to find the water. “In South Africa, it’s all about land rights,” says Young, who has learned a thing (or three) about South African politics, geology and charity work since that first trip. Their project evolved almost organically through the years, starting with Brittany’s freshman-year campaign at Broward Prep to simply get classmates interested in what she’d just seen. (The students raised $5,000 for the first well, money that was matched by Young and her ex-husband.) Since that first-bore hole in May 2006, the charity has gained global support from Kiwanis International. In 2010,

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THIRST FOR LIFE: (FROM TOP) A child waters a garden grown after a well was installed; first project by A Spring for Hope and Beretta Primary School; local kids playing; hitting water in South Africa

the mother-and-daughter team’s charity received nearly $120,000 from JPMorgan Chase & Co’s philanthropic community program. Today, Brittany is poised to begin studying for her Ph.D. in anthropology. And this month, the charity—which does not need volunteers but rather tax-deductible donations and help with spreading the word—will hold its annual The

Power of Hope Gala on March 28 at St. Andrews Country Club. Nelson Mandela’s eldest daughter, Makaziwe “Maki” Mandela-Amuah, will be their honored guest. “When I was there last summer, the gardens were beautiful,” says Young, still almost giddy about the changes she’s helped create. “Everything was green. Everything was growing. It’s nuts.” O Tickets for The Power of Hope Gala start at $300. For information, call 954775-4997 or visit aspringofhope.org. The mailing address is 7741 N.W. 39th Ave., Coconut Creek, FL 33073.


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