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The Norton Museum of Art shows the “quieter, more restrained, less dramatic” work of celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz; the United Way and American Red Cross unite to help returning veterans; the Symphony of the Americas celebrates 25 years and we get behind the wheel of the elegant Audi A7.

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Fashion photography from IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, coming to the Boca Raton Museum of Art Jan. 29 through April 21. Our story on the exhibition, which includes garments and accessories for men and women that were selected by 50 of the most “impactful” creators of the last half century, begins on pg. 79. Photo by Mark Seliger, courtesy Boca Raton Museum of Art. 12


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The Calendar

The inaugural all-day Boca Blues Festival; Food For The Poor’s “Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures” Gala in Palm Beach; the 30th Anniversary MS Gala Luncheon in Fort Lauderdale and other upcoming January/February events of note.


Wine & Spirits

In the American Fine Wine Competition & Gala, South Florida finally gets the wine event it’s deserved.


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Surprised a fashion show should turn up in an art museum? Don’t be, as haute couture strides into the spotlight at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. “Our mission is to celebrate, exhibit, interpret, preserve and promote and inspire creativity,” says Steven Maklansky, the museum’s director. “We feel this show fits right into that idea.” Decide for yourself if fashion designers belong in the same artistic conversation as painters and sculptors at this new exhibition, opening Jan. 29.

Surprised that a fashion show should turn up in an art museum? Don’t be, as haute couture strides into the spotlight at the Boca Raton Museum of Art


NORMA KAMALI, black parachute cloth and feather jacket, skirt and turban, 2011, on display as part of IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, opening Jan. 29 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.


here’s a pivotal moment in the movie The Devil Wears Prada when a sniveling Andy confides to her colleague Nigel that she doesn’t think she’ll survive as personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the ruthless editor of Runway magazine. Nigel tells Andy to quit her whimpering and appreciate their rarefied world: “Don’t you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created, was greater than art because you live your life in it.” Nowhere does art imitate life and life imitate art more than in the world of fashion. Love it or hate it, everyone from 19th-century critic and essayist William Hazlitt to French designer Coco Chanel to Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf feels compelled to express an opinion about fashion. “[Fashion] is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath,” wrote Hazlitt, “tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.” Whether compliment or insult, it’s hard to tell. Where Coco stood was more obvious, if no less abstract. “Fashion,” she said, “is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Leave it to the Gossip Girl – apropos to our times – to positively apotheosize fashion, declaring: “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.” Truer words from a fictional character were never spoken, if we are also to


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“In Vino, Veritas.” In wine, [there is] truth, as they say. We’d like to add to that craft beers and small plates, which firmly round out any truth-seeking experience. These special boutique shops, bars and watering holes are worth discovering, Fine Dining Writer Rebecca Cahilly says, whether for truth or simply for a great glass, pint or bite.


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“These are images almost from a lost world now,’’ art dealer and gallery owner Barbara Gillman says to the audience at a preview of All That Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends, now through May at Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark. “In many cases, it would be impossible to recreate them again.’’ I look up at the black-and-white portraits of Louis “Satchmo’’ Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis and other greats, and I know that she’s right. We shall not see their like again – only their likenesses in gallery halls. They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, this issue’s worth about a book or two. We spend time gazing at William P. Gottlieb’s image of Satchmo here; then, from the same show in Miramar, we share Gottlieb’s equally stunning portrait of Billie Holiday on the Arts & Letters page, 114. On page 79, contributing writer Dave Wieczorek visits the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, which is mounting an exhibition of some of celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz’s less-celebrated work. Finally, we drop in on the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where a 50year retrospect of the American fashion industry is about to begin. As you can see from our cover, it includes a few unforgettable images as well. It’s not surprising great photographs elicit such fascination – or that three of our museums are putting on shows almost at the same time featuring photography. As Gillman says, a photograph really can be a portal to a lost world. It can say more about our life and times in a glance than it would take a speaker an hour to explain, a writer a thousand words to pen. “Long ago, it must be, I have a photograph,’’ a poet once wrote. “Preserve your memories, they’re all that’s left you.’’ For the next few months here, we are all left with much. —Mark Gauert,

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contributors Dave Wieczorek (“In the City,’’ pg. 27; and “The Art of Fashion,” pg. 79) is a freelance writer and the former assistant editor of Sunshine, the Sun Sentinel’s Sunday magazine. Robyn A. Friedman (“In the City,” pg. 28; The Calendar, pg. 42; and “Curb Appeal,’’ pg. 62; is a freelance writer and the Sun Sentinel’s former real-estate columnist. Greg Carannante (“In the City,’’ pg. 30) is the former Art & Design Director of City & Shore Magazine, and a freelance writer and editor. Thomas Swick (“In the City,” pg. 32) is the former Travel editor of the Sun Sentinel, and the author of A Way to See the World. His recent stories on Delray Beach, Hollywood and Palm Beach, among others, appear on our website, Elizabeth Rahe (“On the Shore,’’ pg. 35) is a contributing editor to City & Shore, and a former Sun Sentinel Lifestyle editor. Charlyne V. Schaub (“On the Shore,” pg. 36; “Home & Décor,’’ pg. 48; “Design: Making a House a Home,’’ pg. 52; is the former editor of the Sun Sentinel’s Home & Garden section. Lori Capullo (“On the Shore’’ pg. 40; and “School Daze,’’ pg. 89) is a contributing editor to City & Shore and a freelance writer and editor. Elyse Ranart (“Eye on Style,’’ pg. 65) is City & Shore’s Fashion & Style Director. She was formerly a Senior Art Director for Neiman Marcus advertising, and has worked with Armani, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, among others.

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The Norton Museum of Art shows the ‘quieter, more restrained, less dramatic’ work of celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz BY DAVE WIECZOREK Who doesn’t have a favorite portrait among the scores of celebrity icons Annie Leibovitz has photographed since shooting her first Rolling Stone cover more than 40 years ago? The naked John Lennon entwined with Yoko Ono, perhaps, or maybe pregnant Demi Moore, leaping Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep pinching her “kabuki” face or bare-chested Tiger Woods pumping iron – to name a few. Most often her images are seen on pages of magazines, but you can examine the photographer’s artistry up close during Annie Leibovitz at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Jan. 17-June 9.


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The 63-year-old Leibovitz relaxed her usual tight grip during the selection process, making for an exhibit unlike her previous shows around the world. “I wanted to take a slightly different look at her work,” says Charles Stainback, Norton’s assistant director and exhibit curator. “I wanted to look at some pictures that are quieter, more restrained, less dramatic. Annie was intrigued.” And pleased with the Stainback’s approach to settling on 39 pictures. “The Norton has made a sophisticated selection,” Leibovitz says. “While there are several portraits of very famous people, they are not my most famous portraits. There are some surprises.” You’ll recognize comedian John Belushi, writer John Irving and the Rev. Al Sharpton, for instance, but maybe not artist Agnes Martin or Mississippi blues musician Otha Turner. “As a curator, you want the components to come together in a story,” Stainback says. “The combination of famous and not-so-famous is kind of wonderful.” Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-832-5196,


The United Way and American Red Cross unite to help returning veterans United Way of Broward County and the American Red Cross are joining forces to help reacclimate returning veterans to their families and community in Broward County. The new program, called Mission United, will officially launch later this month. “Here in Broward County we don’t have a military base, so our services for veterans are somewhat scattered,” says Kathleen Cannon, president and CEO of United Way of Broward County. “We have many organizations that are stepping up in a grand way to help our veterans, and we need a streamlined method to let them know about all those services. That’s why we started Mission United.” Returning vets often have difficulty adjusting to life after being in combat, Cannon says. They may return to mounting debt or find their homes in foreclosure. Many also face unemployment. Mission United is more than just a referral service. “We’re actually going to walk you through the system to make sure you know who to talk to and how to talk to them,” Cannon says. To better help veterans re-acclimate themselves into the local community, Mission United will offer the following services: ● Employment assistance, including job fairs, networking, readiness skills, job training and resume writing.


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25 Days of Music highlights Jan. 6: Strolling Violins at Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Arts Fair. Jan. 7 and 14: Concert and gala ticket discounts sent to e-blast lists. Jan. 11: Wine-tasting with jazz music provided by symphony, Wine Watch, Fort Lauderdale, time TBA. Jan. 18: 25 tapas and Spanish wines event at the The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, time TBA. Jan. 20: Open rehearsal for violinist Roberto Cani concert, 4 p.m., Amaturo Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. Jan. 22: Celebrate the Classics concert, Roberto Cani, violin soloist, 8:15 p.m., Amaturo Theater, with pre-concert lecture at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25: Anniversary Gala featuring symphony orchestra performance, 6:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.

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Once a ‘little chamber orchestra,’ the now internationally known Symphony of the Americas celebrates 25 years ago. We’re going from quartets to chamber music to full symphony “They said we were crazy.” That’s how Symphony of the Americas Maestro James Brooks- orchestras, and we’re playing in three counties – and of course Bruzzese remembers the beginning – 25 years ago. “There were in our home theater, the Broward Center, which soon after the so many orchestras around and it was so difficult to start – and yet renovations will probably be the best theater in the United States. And you can quote me on that.” we’re still going. During a quarter century, the symphony and its Panama-born “We started with a little chamber orchestra,” he says, which conductor, 72, have much to be proud of – for instance, in evolved through incarnations including the Florida 2005 he was honored at the Kennedy Center with the Chamber Orchestra and the Symphonia Virtuosi Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Award for the Arts. He Orchestra and Chorus before emerging as today’s has worked with performers ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to internationally known symphony, which is marking Rudolf Nureyev to Phyllis Diller. its silver anniversary with a special celebration, 25 But perhaps the most distinctive accomplishment is Days of Music, now through Jan. 25. Summerfest, the international program that for 21 years “We made it for 25 years. We’re still here and has been a beacon on South Florida’s cultural shoreline. we’re in the black. That in itself is a miracle,” Brooks“This is the thing that distinguishes us from a lot of Bruzzese says, with a hint of pride that he is quick Maestro the other symphonies,” he says, “because everybody to share with the entire organization, from executive director Renée LaBonte to the Broward Center for the James Brooks-Bruzzese has a symphony series and an education program. We Artistic Director have that plus we have the festival that travels all over the Performing Arts. world. We’ve been in six countries in Europe and all the countries The 25 Days of Music, an anniversary gift the symphony is giving to the community, features daily events such as “flash- in Central and five countries in South America and six islands in mob” performances, open rehearsals, special concerts and a the Caribbean. “And now,” the Maestro says, “everybody knows in the musical grand finale gala. “The diversity of these programs excites me,” says Brooks- world, who and what is the Symphony of the Americas.” —Greg Carannante Bruzzese, “and it’s showing me the diversity and talent of the musicians we have today, compared to what we had 25 years For more information, visit


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Behind the wheel of the elegant Audi A7 The 2013 Audi A7 did something I didn’t think was possible: It made me want to catch a red light, a long train, an open drawbridge. In other words, it made driving around South Florida an endless pleasure. Because when I was stopped I could turn my eyes from the road and gaze at the photograph – courtesy of Google Earth – that appeared on the small screen that automatically slid out of the dashboard as soon as I turned on the engine and then, just as magically, stood straight up, to show me my world as seen from on high. By going to the menu – working the buttons on the console separating me from the passenger seat – I could switch to a detailed map. But I preferred the aerial views, which also identified major streets and even showed me – using the international sign of a thick white bar on a bright red background – which parts of A1A were closed. (I was driving the Audi the weekend of Sandy.) You might think that seeing from above the cityscape you’re driving through would be a distraction, but after a while you get used to the real-time film of your automotive life. Though you’re constantly awed by the number of vast, flat roofs in South Florida, especially along I-95. And it’s fascinating, when stopped, to zoom in – “There’s my condo building!” – and out: “There’s the Atlantic Ocean!” Also, test driving a $66,000 car tends to concentrate the mind – and focus one’s eyes on the road. I had picked the car up at Prestige Imports Miami, where Audi brand specialist Gene Elperin went over the elegant vehicle with me. A four-door coupe, it is something of an oxymoron: a sleek family car. Spacious and sporty. The four-wheel drive, he said, gave it excellent traction in the rain. To help with parking, there were cameras and sensors. The car came with so many extracurricular features – WiFi, streaming Bluetooth – that I wondered if I was supposed to drive it or use it as an office/man cave for the weekend. There was even a video feature, Gene said, but it only operated when the car was in “park.” But a lot of the bling had practical purposes. For instance, if I said “I need gas” the car would show me the locations of the nearest gas stations. Gene also explained that, sometimes at red lights, the engine will automatically shut off, and then come back on

when you tap your foot on the gas. The Audi A7 is for people who don’t mind driving a car that is smarter than they are. Saying goodbye to Gene, I pulled out of the lot and headed home on U.S. 1. The leather seat was incredibly comfortable. At every light I looked at the screen and saw the ocean. As I pulled into my condo garage, Google Earth disappeared, replaced by a view of my parking space, with two curved lines showing the trajectory the Audi wished me to take. (Told you it was smart.) As I inched closer to the wall, the beeps of the sensors grew more frequent. A constant beep, my wife told me that evening, as she read the owner’s manual, signified that I was one foot away from an object and that I should stop. That evening I also discovered that, to ensure that I heard the sensors, the volume of the radio automatically lowered while I was parking – or leaving a space – and then, once I had successfully deposited – or extricated – the car, it returned to where I had set it. Another clever, helpful feature, especially for drivers who blast hip hop. The following day I went for a Sunday drive, trying the different driving modes: Comfort. Auto. Dynamic. Individual. The most distinctive was Dynamic, which gave the car something of a hot rod feel, and made red lights, or more precisely their immediate aftermath, even more desirable. —Thomas Swick


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“Treatment rooms can be scary, sterile spaces,” says Robert Peters, southeast region director of Starlight Children’s Foundation Florida. “Sometimes children need medication to calm them down before the treatment.” The Care Rooms are designed to be inviting to kids in hopes of reducing their anxiety and the need for additional medication. “Doctors treat the illness, and Starlight treats the soul,” Peters says. Natalie Holmes says the foundation is succeeding in that mission. “Starlight has been wonderful, helping to keep the girls’ spirits high.”

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Sur La Table has been one of my favorite destinations to buy cooking equipment ever since I visited the original store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market some 20 years ago. A food editor back then, I experienced what a little girl must feel when she sees the toys at FAO Schwarz for the first time. The good news is I don’t have to travel too far to get my fix now. Sur La Table recently opened its fifth South Florida store in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park – less than 10 miles from my home. The 5,798-square-foot store does not disappoint, with everything a cook could desire. A wide variety of olive oils. Hard-to-find specialty cookware such as paella pans and tagine Moroccan pots. Global knives suggested by Anthony Bourdain, a former New York chef and author of Kitchen Confidential. Capresso coffee machines. Garlic peelers and scoop colanders. Racks of every cookware imaginable. And Barefoot Contessa cake mixes. Cooking classes, which range from 2 to 2 ½ hours, teach students how to include seasonal cuisine in menus as well as how to sharpen culinary techniques. Examples include “Mastering Seafood,” “Essential Knife Skills” and “Stress-Free Dinner Party.” Skill levels range from beginner to advanced, with special classes for kids and teens. Students will receive recipes and in-store discounts. Private lessons also are available. For a complete list, see While I was standing near the entrance, a middle-aged woman came in with her husband and proclaimed: “This is cool.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. —Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The new store is at 438 Plaza Real in Mizner Park. Hours are 10 a.m.9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 561-953-7638.

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“If you can dream it, we can make it happen, from your dream family vacation to your most romantic getaway,” says Lori Kennedy, private aviation manager at the North American headquarters in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The company can facilitate any flight plan on a wide variety of private aircraft, she adds, and the 24/7 team works with concierges around the world to make arrangements on the ground. Beyond creating lifetime memories for vacationers, Private Jet Charter serves travelers for all reasons. “We fly the entertainers of the world, we work with sporting teams, with executives who want to hit several meetings in one day, and with families, of course. We have even flown a pair of shoes forgotten by a model to Paris for a fashion show,” Kennedy says. “Whatever the need is, the jet awaits.” — Elizabeth Rahe Private Jet Charter, 954-271-7103,

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Private Jet Charter gives wings to vacation dreams Envision a winter getaway to Vail, Colo., with seven of your closest girlfriends. Skiing white powder slopes, enjoying cozy dinners and spa treatments, talking and laughing late into the night. Now imagine traveling via private jet – you leave and return on your schedule, check in only 20 minutes before takeoff, and avoid the hassles of security, changing planes, delayed flights and lost luggage. Throw in limousine pickup on both ends and catered in-flight dining to your specifications, including, of course, champagne toasts. The four-hour flight means you have time to hit the slopes – or the hot tub – by midday. On the return date you can get in a full day of skiing before heading to the airport for an 8 p.m. flight – or whatever time you wish. Private Jet Charter can make that travel itinerary a reality for $45,000 (eight passengers, including limousine transfers and catering). For more than 21 years the company has been arranging custom flights to the Colorado ski slopes or to destinations around the world. 38







At this year’s Boca Raton Concours, guests will have the opportunity to take part in a spectacular auction on Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, in the Boca Raton Resort and Club presented by Bonhams.

With a large display of Lamborghinis past and present.









The weekend’s activities begin with Friday night’s duPont Registry Live, a spectacular hangar party at the Boca Raton Airport, with a display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircraft, and luxury motorcoaches.

Saturday evening will include the presentation of the Automotive Lifetime Achievement Awards to JM Family Enterprises and Emerson Fittipaldi. Plus, the Lee Iacocca Award will be presented Steve Wolf for his extraordinary dedication to the preservation of classic cars. The evening will end with a special performance by celebrated comedian and actor, Bob Newhart.

On Sunday, over 200 of the finest collector cars and motorcycles from around the country will gather on The Boca Raton Resort & Club golf course. There will be a special tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Lamborghini, as well as a large collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentleys celebrating a century of luxury . Plus, guests can enjoy an assortment of food, fine wines, and cocktails from over 30 of South Florida’s finest restaurants in the Concours d’Gourmet Café Pavilion.

Guests will also experience even more of what has become a duPont Registry Live tradition as they enjoy gourmet food, fine wines and cocktails presented by over 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants.




On the Money


This year, take back your future — starting with your finances It’s a safe bet most South Floridians, in one way or another, have taken a financial hit of one kind or another over the past few years. If it’s not that the value of your home has dropped to the point where it’s under water, perhaps you’ve been laid off and had to dip (or dig) into savings to make ends meet over the course of a prolonged, scary job search. And as if losing precious, hard-earned cash weren’t excruciating enough, your personal debt may have been growing at the same time. Once the worst of times has passed, it’s time to address how to rebuild your personal wealth. That may seem to be a daunting task when you’re starting out from a position of weakness. And undoubtedly, it will take longer than you’d like. But the key is to stay cool, map out a plan, and have patience as part of the means to reach your goal — and follow some very straightforward advice from some well-respected financial experts. To start, says John Lacy, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch in Palm Beach, identify and quantify realistic goals. When it comes to investing, know that volatility in value will inevitably occur with even the highest quality of investments. He recommends reinvesting dividends. “That takes the emotional decision-making process away from the investor and forces him to purchase incremental amounts of an investment when prices are declining and the headlines regarding the economy seem dire,” Lacy explains. Another way to enhance investment income is by diversifying, not just across stocks but across asset classes. Forbes cited as an example a group of Japanese investors who tried to rebuild wealth by investing in stocks even as those stocks plunged from their all-time highs; the investors did suffer severe losses, but


those losses were offset because they had also invested part of their portfolio in bonds. With uncommonly tempting deals available in the real estate market right now, many are wondering if it’s a good time to snap up some property as an investment as well. Finance guru and best-selling author Suze Orman, who divides her time among Fort Lauderdale, New York and San Francisco, offers this caveat: “The bottom line is that if, and only if, you can get a steal, and you have at least 20 percent of the purchase price to put down plus an eight-month emergency fund set aside in addition to that 20 percent, then go ahead and buy it.” Orman’s mantra is that it’s imperative to “be involved” with your money rather than just entrusting it to financial advisers. But with the interest rate offered on money markets at a national average of 1.2 percent, it’s difficult to know how to maximize the return on whatever money you’re able to sock away. “Whatever you do, make sure your money is in an account that is insured by the FDIC,” Orman says. She highly recommends a visit to the website, which contains listings of interest rates on CDs, savings accounts, etc., with some as high as 4 percent. Finally, Lacy says it’s important to stick to your plan, no matter how long the road may look. “Start small, but remain committed,” he says. “Confidence is restored through small victories you realistically achieve.” – Lori Capullo

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The Isle Casino and All In Free Poker present the Second Annual PermaPlate Charity Poker Tournament, benefitting Women In Distress and the Sun Sentinel Children’s Fund. A $200 buy-in donation includes one tournament entry — and a chance to win the grand prize of $7,000 — as well as one seat at a champagne brunch at Farmer’s Pick buffet. Noon, at 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach. Call 954-760-9800 for information, or reserve your seat at www.womenindistress. org/poker-tournament.

and entertainment throughout the Museum and gardens. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach. $15, adults; $10, children 4-10; free for members and kids 3 and under. 561-4950233,


The inaugural all-day Boca Blues Festival at the Mizner Park Amphitheater, featuring headliners Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John and Joe Louis Walker. There will be two stages, six additional acts,

Center, 1130 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek. $150. 954-979-7120,


-20 24th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts, a juried art festival consisting of handcrafted artwork, including glass, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber, jewelry and much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Atlantic Avenue in downtown Delray Beach. Free. 561-7466615,

Jan. 19 Joe Louis Walker performs at the Boca Blues Festival at the Mizner Park Amphitheater


The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will celebrate the Year of the Snake at Oshogatsu, its traditional New Year’s festival, which features games, food


The National MS Society, South Florida Chapter, holds its 30th Anniversary MS Gala Luncheon, featuring a fashion show and silent auction. 10 a.m. at Sheltair, Hangar #1170, 1100 Lee Wagener Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets start at $150; sponsorships available. 954-731-4224, Food For The Poor’s “Fine Wines & Hidden Treasures” Gala, featuring an extensive silent auction, a cocktail reception featuring fine wines and a delectable four-course gourmet dinner with wine pairing, dancing and entertainment. 7 p.m. at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. $450. 888-404-4248, www.

Fort Lauderdale seafood restaurants will serve seafood dishes and stone crab at the Stone Crab & Seafood Festival. The festivities also include live music, contests and raffles. 11 a.m. at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Free; seafood items will be available for purchase. 954-468-1541,





Make your football debut at Sun Life Stadium at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Touch of Football event. Teams will compete in a 7-on7 flag tournament officiated by professional referees. Participating teams, who must have a fundraising goal of $3,500, receive uniforms, tours of the stadium and prizes. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. General Admission tickets are available for $25 and include lunch. Following the tournament, a VIP cocktail reception will be held in the Dolphins player locker rooms; tickets are $125. 646-430-0559, FLATouchOfFootball.

Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. $750 for Gala Patrons, $375 for Young Gala Patrons (45 and younger). 561-832-7469,

beer sampling of local craft and import brews and barbecue favorites in and adjacent to the Amphitheater grounds. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $49.50. 561-393-7984, www. boca-raton.


Junior Achievement of South Florida’s Circle of Wise Women hosts the third annual JA World Uncorked!, presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Florida. This event includes tantalizing bites, worldclass wines and spirits, intriguing craft beers and amazing desserts from a multitude of local restaurants and caterers, as well as an auction and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at JA World Huizenga


-20 Broward Shell Show, hosted by the Broward Shell Club. This shell show is the only event of its kind in South Florida and features thousands of beautiful and unusual shells from around the world on display or for sale. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday at the Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, Pompano Beach. Free. 305-4674412, http://browardshellclub.


The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts presents its Annual Gala, a black-tie affair featuring a performance by Pink Martini and an elegant dinner-dance. 6 p.m. at 701


The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, to benefit The Dan Marino Foundation, UM-NSU CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) and the Autism Societies of Broward and Miami. 9 a.m. at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 NW 199th St., Miami Gardens. Free to register online (except for company teams, which pay $250); suggested $10 donation per individual or $25 per family to register on event day. 954-530-5511, www.


Enjoy the ocean breeze, and get ready to kick-up your heels at the 20th annual Caribbean Cowboy Ball, to benefit the George Snow Scholarship Fund and featuring an open bar, food, live music, an auction and fireworks. 6 p.m. at Red Reef Park, 1400 N. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton. $175. 561347-6799,


Palm Beach Wine Auction, presented by the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, featuring a fivecourse gourmet dinner paired with specially selected wines from all over the world and a live auction. 6 p.m. at The Mar-aLago Club, 1100 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. $1,000. 561-832-7469,

February Food For The Poor’s 18th Annual Building Hope Gala, where guests will enjoy an elegant cocktail reception with silent auction, a gourmet dinner and dancing. 6:30 p.m. at The Polo Club of Boca Raton, 5400 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton. $250. 888-404-4248, www.



All American Tailgate Party, to benefit Achievement Centers for Children & Families, whose mission is to meet the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of low-income children while helping families break the cycle of poverty. Enjoy traditional tailgate fare and beverages, live


entertainment (including Miami Dolphins alumni and cheerleaders), raffles, auctions, and a children’s area with bounce houses, miniature golf and other activities. 2-8 p.m. at Old School Square, Delray Beach. $20, adults; $5, children. 561-266-0003, www.


Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s Love and Hope Ball, a black-tie gala featuring a grand cocktail reception, sumptuous dinner, dancing and live entertainment. 6:30 p.m. at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. $600. 954-964-4040,

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Feb. 9 Dare to Dazzle, The Cleveland Clinic Florida’s fifth annual ball, a sparkling evening of elegance and entertainment to benefit the not-for-profit medical center. 7 p.m. at The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach. $1,250. 561-804-0264, palmbeachball.

Feb. 22 - 24 The seventh annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, presented by Mercedes-Benz, and featuring iconic comic Bob Newhart. This three-day series of extravagant events, which benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, will include the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport; a spectacular Automobile, Motorcycle, Memorabilia & Jewelry Auction; the black-tie optional Gala Dinner Auction & Show at the Boca Raton Resort & Club; and an Automobile & Motorcycle Exhibition. Venues and prices vary. 954-537-1010, Feb. 22: The 3rd Annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards, presented by 2-1-1 Broward, will honor Broward County’s non-profit organizations and leaders for their dedication and impact on the community. The winners in each category will receive an Academy Award statue and $1,000 for each of their nonprofit organizations. Noon, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. Tickets start at $45; sponsorships available. 954-640-5820, —Robyn A. Friedman

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OFF THE GROUND looring choices are as varied as the way we choose to dress. Tile floors are casual favorites while marble and travertine are more formal. Wood is for those of us who want to be reminded of the north. Area rugs are accessories like shoes and handbags – they can pull a room together, anchor dining tables and define conversation areas. There are few rules, such as to remember to use the same flooring throughout great rooms and adjacent rooms. If you do change the type of flooring in visible rooms, stay in the same color family. Here are some fashionable flooring options. BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB

Classico Italiano Europeans love the interplay of black and white flooring, which appears in the foyers of many stately homes and in combinations like in the modern kitchen pictured here. These Calacatta Pearl Tiles are classical Italian marble featuring a soft white background with random gray veining. Accents come from Black Absolute Granite inserts from India. Prices upon request. Available at Opustone Natural Stone Distributors, 5301 N. Powerline Road, Fort Lauderdale, 33309, 954-652-2555; 3200 Northwest 77th Court, Miami, 33122, 305-594-4200; and Miami Design District Concept Gallery, 4100 N. Miami Ave., Suite 102, Miami, 33127, 305-764-3155,


Chromatic composition ABC Carpet & Home, a showroom with a reputation for offering a wide variety of quality area rugs, recently introduced the Color Reform Spectrum Collection. Each rug, made from handspun wool, is richly over dyed in Pakistan to achieve deep saturated colors while allowing the original patterns to peek through. The rug shown is 6 by 8 feet and sells for $3,100. Available at ABC Carpet & Home, 777 S. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, 33445, 561279-0009,

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design PHOTO: CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB A former garage in this Davie home was transformed into a high-tech home theater. Upholstered leather panels on the entry doors provide an elegant transition to the theater.


EXPANDING THE VIEW PHOTOGRAPHY BY KIM SARGENT Alene Workman Interior Design: 601 Sheridan St., Hollywood, 33021, 954-989-0898, Back story: A young couple bought a home in Davie because they fell in love with the lake view, but the 3,500-square-foot residence was too small for their needs. The home was gutted and expanded to 8,000 square feet and became one of the largest in the community while not outshining or bringing too much attention to the exterior. Wish list: Originally the couple thought they would fix this home for a temporary residence until they built something larger in a more upscale community, but their plans changed when the project began. They wanted a more formal dining room, a comfortable great room and plenty of storage. “As they got involved with me and what we were doing, they saw the interior on the level they wanted as far as quality and feel and look,” Hollywood designer Alene Workman says. “They wanted us to raise the level for the interior millwork, lighting and sound system. It’s a smart home with a theater. They wanted it to be welcoming and comfortable because it would be a gathering place for family nearby.” Design details: The excellent millwork carries the design throughout the home – from the dining room to the master bath. The dining room was part of an expansive great room. No interesting elements in the raw space were able to elevate the room to the level they desired so Workman worked her magic with millwork on a long wall and in a room divider in pear wood with a satin finish. “It is really more than a room divider,” she says. “There is no question it divides the space between the dining room and great room, but it also creates architectural interest and drama between the spaces. The area is also a buffet that creates storage.” Accessories finish the room. The Murano glass chandelier from Italy resembles amber pieces of ribbon. The espresso color of the dark mahogany mirror echoes the stain on the legs of the dining chairs. The tone of the custom cabinetry in the master bathroom is similar to the pear wood, but Workman says it is anigre, a wood with more graining and movement. “His” and “her” cabinets have equal amounts of storage. The countertop is Rainforest Brown granite and the floor is white marble with Rain Forest granite inserts to tie the room together. Millwork also distinguishes the entry to the master suite - bedroom, office, sitting room, “his” and “her” closets and master bath. The doors are pear wood and the wall is Madagascar ebony. Textural contrast comes from a stainless steel shelf with glass top.


design The coup de grace is the media room, which took over the space of the former garage. “We came up with a design that says: ‘We have arrived. This is the home theater,’’’ Workman says. The back section was raised 12 inches to make it more like stadium seating. Chairs are motorized and the sofa allows for family cuddling. Every wall was soundproofed and the floor is covered in wool carpeting. The elaborate sound system is built into a closet. The children can also play video games and view them on the projection screen. Silver accents – the mesh in the ceiling panels and metal poster supports echo the abstract sculpture of a man playing a guitar. Epilogue: “Everything was done to meet the needs of the client,” Workman says. “The fact that the theater is so beautifully done is important because they are movie theater people. This is an entertainment center not only for their family but for friends. They wanted this to be a welcoming space and fun.” Architectural detail was added with pear wood in a satin finish. The entry to the master suite features pear wood doors and a Madagascar ebony wall treatment. Cabinetry in the master bath allows plenty of room for “his” and “her” storage.


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The pool was remodeled and a new deck and an outdoor kitchen was added. The family room has a new coffered ceiling, crown molding and a gas ďŹ replace inserted in a new entertainment unit. A ďŹ&#x201A;at-screen television in the covered porch can be closed off and locked to protect against theft and weather. The kitchen was completely transformed with new appliances and lighter cabinetry.



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design UPDATING THE 1980S PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL NEWCOMB Puzzitiello Builders: 2143 Union St., West Palm Beach, 33411, 561-718-4176, YRA Design: 5707 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 8, West Palm Beach, 33405, 561-493-1500, Back story: The clients, semi-retired empty nesters, bought a wood-frame house in PGA National because they liked the location. The Palm Beach Gardens home was built in 1986 before the devastation of Hurricane Andrew forced changes in the South Florida Building Code. The 3,120-squarefoot residence had wood frame on exterior walls, an asphalt-coated metal shingle roof installed over an old wood shake roof, and 22-feet high vaulted ceilings with multiple skylights and original cabinets and flooring. Termites feasted on the wood. “It was a very dated home,” says Ray Puzzitiello of Puzzitiello Builders in West Palm Beach. “Not much had been done from the 1980s when it was built. We ended up gutting the whole house except for the exterior walls and trusses.” He worked with YRA Design, an architecture, planning and interiors firm in West Palm Beach Wish list: They wanted a large combined kitchen and family room, a formal dining room, a comfortable outdoor living space and large master suite.


Design details: Puzzitiello says the kitchen was not visible from the family room in the original plan, but closing off the kitchen is so 20th century. The size —18-by-14 feet – is about the same, but a wall was torn down to create an open plan that looks more spacious. A bay window was added to overlook the pool. The cabinetry was replaced with more upscale cabinets in a lighter finish; a breakfast bar and granite countertops were added. The kitchen ceiling was lowered and replaced with a tray ceiling finished in stained cypress wood. GE Monogram appliances finished the kitchen. The former dining room was converted into a butler’s pantry with a walk-in food pantry. Puzzitiello’s crew raised the floor of the sunken living room and converted it into a dining room. Columns, molding and a tray ceiling provided architectural detail. An outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and refrigerator was added in the new covered area. Another covered outdoor area includes seating, a cabinet with a sink, icemaker and a flat-screen television. That section can be closed off and locked during storms or when they are away on vacation. Small planters were extended to become more a part of the living area so people didn’t fall down the steps to get to the pool. Epilogue: Not only were the clients thrilled with the remodel so were judges in several contests. The house won the Aurora award from the Florida Home Builders Association for a kitchen remodel over $50,000, a silver award from the Florida Atlantic Builders Association for a knock-down renovation $1-$2 million and the Florida Power & Light award for energy efficiency.


CHANGING A SPEC HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN STILLMAN Kendall Marcelle Design Associates: 1211 Stirling Road., Suite 110, Dania Beach, 33004, 954-367-6170, Back story: A couple with four young children

bought a spec house in Hallandale Beach that didn’t meet their needs. The 5,200-square-foot interior space was reconfigured and an outdoor kitchen was added. Dania Beach designer Kendall Marcelle was in on the two-year project from inception. Wish list: The clients entertain as many as 12 family and friends at a time and wanted the interior space to be more accommodating for crowds. The original master bedroom was downstairs and they preferred to sleep upstairs to be closer to their children. It was essential that their art collection be part of the new design. “I thought the house was undersized knowing this family’s lifestyle and how they entertain,” Marcelle says. “The solution was making the existing space flow for them.” Design details: The former master bedroom on the first floor provided the extra space needed for entertaining. A load-bearing wall that closed off the former living room was removed and two substantial columns were added for support. The space between the two columns was the perfect setting for the abstract metal sculpture of a woman. “The woman was an absolutely perfect way to divide the space," Marcelle says, “and the columns didn’t make it look like an afterthought.” The former entrance to the dining room was adjacent to the foyer and meant you had to walk


design through the kitchen past the front entrance to get to the dining room. The new plan closed off the space and converted it to a children’s playroom. The kitchen was too small and not upscale enough. New cabinets were installed to the ceiling; a larger island with a granite countertop replaced the upper tier bar that was the height of the microwave. Appliances were upgraded to large 36-inch SubZero refrigerator and separate 36-inch freezer and a Wolf gas range. Right off the kitchen is an oval table with banquette and seating for 10. The banquette is framed with display niches. A former wine cellar under the stairs was converted into what she calls a “Costco pantry” to store bulk items such as paper towels and toilet paper. “The room stirs the senses,” she says. “There is a lot of color, heavy acrylics, tactile fired granite and a table inlaid with parquet oak squares from Italy.” The master bedroom was moved upstairs into what was formerly a media room. The loft area was pushed out eight feet to create a secondary family room where the children could play video games and work on the computer. The staircase to the loft was left the same confi guration, but the ornate Mediterranean railing was simplifi ed into a more contemporary style with a pewter finish and stained wood cap. B e fo r


The clients’ sculpture of a horse divides the entry from the great room. The new open kitchen provides plenty of room for entertaining. The loft area was bumped out eight feet to create a secondary family room and the stair railings were changed to a more contemporary look. A load-bearing wall was removed and replaced with two hefty columns, which provide a perfect frame for the clients’ metal sculpture of a woman.


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urprised that a fashion show should turn up in an art museum? Don’t be, as we preview haute couture striding into the spotlight at a big new exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. In this first issue of 2013, we’ll also say hello to resolutions and goodbye to holiday pounds with five fitness picks for healthy living; talk to admissions directors from some of South Florida’s top learning institutions, who have timely tips for parents planning a child’s next educational steps; and drop in on some boutique wine shops, bars and watering holes worth discovering. It’s going to be a good year.




Surprised that a fashion show should turn up in an art museum? Don’t be, as haute couture strides into the spotlight at the Boca Raton Museum of Art


NORMA KAMALI, black parachute cloth and feather jacket, skirt and turban, 2011, on display as part of IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA, opening Jan. 29 at the Boca Raton Museum of Art.


here’s a pivotal moment in the movie The Devil Wears Prada when a sniveling Andy confides to her colleague Nigel that she doesn’t think she’ll survive as personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the ruthless editor of Runway magazine. Nigel tells Andy to quit her whimpering and appreciate their rarefied world: “Don’t you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created, was greater than art because you live your life in it.” Nowhere does art imitate life and life imitate art more than in the world of fashion. Love it or hate it, everyone from 19th-century critic and essayist William Hazlitt to French designer Coco Chanel to Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf feels compelled to express an opinion about fashion. “[Fashion] is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath,” wrote Hazlitt, “tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.” Whether compliment or insult, it’s hard to tell. Where Coco stood was more obvious, if no less abstract. “Fashion,” she said, “is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Leave it to the Gossip Girl – apropos to our times – to positively apotheosize fashion, declaring: “Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.” Truer words from a fictional character were never spoken, if we are also to


believe what famed fashion photographer Mario Testino recently said: “We are in a moment of blending in fashion and art and the world in general.” So it’s no wonder the Boca Raton Museum of Art booked IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA – a celebration of the American artistry of the leading fashion trade organization in the United States, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). The exhibition, which includes garments and accessories for men and women that were selected by 50 of the most “impactful” creators of the last half century, runs from Jan. 29 through April 21. “American designers have always had impact on how people dress,” says designer and CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. “Impact was the one word that came to mind immediately – it is so strong and defining of our individual and collective influence – that we knew right away that our exhibit would be called Impact: 50 Years of the CFDA.” Among the designers are von Furstenberg, Geoffrey Beene, Michael Kors, Coach, Donna Karan, Norma Kamali, Francisco Costa/Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Kenneth Cole and Thakoon. The show also features interactive touchscreen displays that illustrate a timeline of American fashion and recognize the nearly 600 designers who have been members of the CFDA over the past five decades. (Running concurrently with IMPACT is Draw and Shoot, featuring fashion drawings and photography culled from the museum’s permanent collection.) Surprised that a fashion show should turn up in an art museum? Don’t be. “Fashion has become its own living, breathing, moving art form,” says Andrew Burnstine, a professor of business and management at Lynn University in Boca Raton who teaches fashion-management courses. “Fashion imitates art and art imitates fashion.” Fashion and the Boca museum’s new mission statement flow together as flawlessly as one of von Furstenberg’s famous wrap dresses. “Our mission is to celebrate, exhibit, interpret, preserve and promote and inspire creativity,” says Steven Maklansky, the museum’s director. “We feel this show fits right into that idea of exploring creativity in its many forms.” Kelli Bodle, the museum’s assistant curator, says that fashion is “culturally significant as a display of each generation’s idea of who they think they are and who they think they’d like to be. Fashion reflects the zeitgeist of each generation.” Fashion designers, she says, belong in the same artistic conversation as painters and sculptors. “Fashion designers have original creative ideas, making them up out of nothing,” Bodle says. “They



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have a vision for their work and what they want people who see it to come away with.” Art can stimulate our fantasies and dreams, and the question of fashion as art often comes down to the orthodoxy of one’s definition of art. “If art is something you hang over your couch, then perhaps fashion isn’t art,” Maklansky says. “But the definition of art and what gets included under that umbrella and what doesn’t is always changing. Art museums have to be an arena where this question is explored.” It’s true, too, that fashion fills those arena seats.

Cashing in on Fashion


ashion has been attracting huge crowds since at least 2000, when New York’s Guggenheim became one of the first museums to open its doors to fashion, presenting the “works” of Armani. Since then exhibitions have gone global, from Beijing to Boca, some shows drawing in excess of 100,000 paying visitors. The Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Jean Paul Gaultier show From the Catwalk to the Sidewalk in Montreal, Coco’s Culture Chanel in China and Christian Louboutin’s well-heeled extravaganza in London were just a few of the many wildly successful museum exhibitions staged around the world in the past two years. “People are recognizing that the boundaries of clothing as fashionable, artistic items is not restricted to the commercial arena,” Bodle says. “They can see how aesthetically pleasing, say, the shape of heel can be for a shoe, or the cut of a dress, its drapery and how it lays across the human form, which is the same way that you appreciate a Greco-Roman sculpture.” Visitors to IMPACT won’t see a marbled Zeus, but they will get to ogle 53 pieces ranging from the traditional to the eccentric.




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o just who will attend a show like IMPACT? “You’ll have the affluent ladies of South Florida who will valet their Bentleys and Rolls-Royces, the luncheon girls, the grand dames who will go and make an afternoon of it,” says Burnstine, the Lynn professor. “You’ll have Baby Boomers reminiscing about their era, and younger people who are students of fashion looking to see how






THOM BROWNE, pheasant feather/ wool suit and gray felted fur bowler hat, fall/ winter 2008-2009


From traditionalist Geoffrey Beene, for example, there’s an evening gown with a black and white Dalmatian print that undulates to the ground. From the maverick tongue-in-cheek designer Thom Browne there’s an ensemble for men featuring pheasant feathers on top of a wool jacket with a fur bowler hat. There’s a bit of history to be seen too, including accessories such as the iconic Coach “bucket bag,” the leather duffle sack that was one of the first “it” bags – a power accessory released in 1973. Maklansky says museums and these kinds of exhibitions play a vital role in a consumer’s own creativity and choice. “A museum, just like art, changes over time. Art must evolve,” he says. “A museum should create an engaging forum to encourage people to think of art not just as a thing but as an epistemology, a way of understanding life. These shows are not only celebrating fashion as an art form but encouraging people to be artists for themselves, in terms of the clothing they select and the way they present themselves to the world. We’re sure that IMPACT will create a great sense of relevancy about art in people’s everyday lives.” He adds: “There’s also a greater sense of attainability. You go to a Picasso exhibition but not many people can afford a Picasso. The idea that you can come to a show like IMPACT and see works of art that are much more attainable, that involve many fewer zeroes, is part of the appeal as well.”


Clockwise: TOMMY HILFIGER, Model in Red Dress MICHAEL KORS, cashmere sweatshirt, hemp crystal beaded pajama pant, leather belt, and platform sandal, spring 2011 GEOFFREYBEENE VERA WANG

fashion imitates art, maybe a dress that was reinvented or re-stylized that they saw on Sex and the City.” Some will come for a perspective on the history of women in post-World War II America, when women were entering the workforce and were becoming more sporty and on the move. “Clothing had to be made to fit the masses of women who were leaving the home and didn’t have the time or the money to have everything handcrafted,” Bodle says. “So that’s where the American designers stepped in. They embraced the machine age and the mass production of clothing. They created their own original designs for the runway and copied them to sell in the department stores that were popping up all over America.” To Maklansky’s way of thinking, it was just a matter of time before haute couture became, well, fashionable in museums. “An older idea of museum practice was that Art – with a capital ‘A’ – was something separate and distinct and that a museum was conceived almost as an art castle to protect the arts therein,” he says. “It was very authoritarian, omniscient and didactic. A newer concept about museum practice reflects more of how we live and how we think, that art is all around us. “As a smart, thoughtful, clever and sometimes even playful museum, our role is to help people navigate, select and interpret all this creative stimulus that’s around us and to present it in an interesting and engaging fashion.” In other words, art with IMPACT. For more information about “IMPACT: 50 Years of the CFDA” call the Boca Raton Museum of Art at 561-3922500 or visit for hours, admission and directions to the museum. ●



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Get a dose of fresh air – and tough talk – with your workout courtesy of Camp Gladiator. The nationwide boot-camp program combines interval training, sprint and agility drills, plyometrics, body-weight strength drills and other exercises for an intense total body workout. Expect to sweat, struggle (participants are asked to push themselves to the edge) and see results. Brace for the elements (class is held rain or shine, heat or humidity), and bring your own gear (mat, dumbbells, water and towel). Camp Gladiator: Locations throughout South Florida. Visit Find – or tap – your inner rhythm at Casa Salsa’s beginner salsa class. Learn the “five fundamentals of dancing,” raise your heart rate and make new friends in the


Flywheel Boca

hourlong class. Inherently social, salsa will help tighten your glutes, tone your hips, improve your coordination and boost your overall cardiovascular health. Bonus: Take your new skills out for a night on the town. Casa Salsa Weston: 140 Weston Road, Weston, 954-588-8085, Spinning meets the nightlife at highintensity, high-energy Flywheel Boca. Think of the 45-minute classes as indoor cycling 2.0. Reserve your bike online, strap on your bike shoes (complimentary with class purchase) and settle in for 45 minutes of races, hills and speed training. Classes are taught in the dark, music levels are high, bike resistance is adjusted electronically, speed is tracked in real time, and your output score (a function of your resistance and RPM) is posted for all to see. It’s a fast, fun and competitive experience.

Flywheel Boca: 2200 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561-368-3246, Explore interval training courtesy of Orange Theory. The Fort Lauderdale gym (one of more than a dozen South Florida locations) combines cardiovascular intervals, weight training, rowing and suspension straps to create a 60-minute workout said to burn an average of 900 calories per session. Everyone does the same workout: run, row, lift, sweat and stretch your way into shape. Orange Theory promises increased energy in one month and “amazing results” in three. Orange Theory Fort Lauderdale: 1835 Cordova Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954-765-6014, and other South Florida locations, see

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Bliss Spa at W Fort Lauderdale: 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-414-8232, Banish any lingering love handles or back fat with CoolSculpting®, a new procedure that freezes away unwanted fat. Pop into a treatment room at Dr Jacob D. Steiger's office, stretch out on a bed and relax as the machine suctions skin, gathers fat between two cooling plates and freezes it for about an hour. “It feels like someone is pinching you really hard and after five minutes you feel nothing,” says Steiger. “Once the freezing is complete we massage the area for about an hour and you can work out that night.” No needles, no surgery, no downtime. Steiger reports most patients average a 25 percent reduction in bulge per area treated and see 90 percent of results two months after the procedure. Billed as “55 minutes to gorgeous,” Xtend™ uses the ballet barre, playground balls, handheld weights and yoga straps to create “strong and healthy” bodies. Expect 55 minutes of isometric exercises, stretches and muscle exhaustion – the lightweight weights can get surprisingly heavy surprisingly quickly. Key muscle groups include shoulders, upper back, rear, thighs and core. Promised results include stronger abdominal and back muscles, increased endurance and flexibility. Xtend™ at Encore Pilates: 652 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954763-6509,

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Intense effort deserves intense reward. Treat yourself to a bit of bliss at these three spas.

Treat your blistered, calloused feet to some well-deserved R&R courtesy of A Walk on The Beach at the Breakers Palm Beach. Billed as a “facial for the feet,” the 80-minute treatment features a detailed exfoliation, a seaweed-enriched mask and an intensive massage. Layer on standard pedicure shaping, buffing and polishing and you’ll emerge with new feet.

Dr. Jacob Steiger: 1001 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-4999339,

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DAZE Wondering whether your child should go to public school or private school? There are more factors to consider than you probably realize â&#x20AC;&#x201C; just ask these admissions directors from some of South Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top learning institutions. BY LORI CAPULLO



ou’ve got a straight-A student attending a public school where the art program has been dropped and Band 101 is spent learning about tempo because there aren’t enough instruments to go around. Or perhaps your daughter’s straight-A record is in jeopardy because her honors algebra class is so overcrowded that she can’t get the personal attention she needs to address the lessons she’s having trouble comprehending. There are plenty of excellent public schools in and around South Florida, of course, and the aforementioned scenarios may be exceptions rather than the norm. But too many times parents don’t know until their children are settled into a new middle or high school that such problems exist. So before you dismiss the notion of private school because you think you can’t afford the tuition or that it’s not for your child, read on. Dr. Doug Laurie, vice president at American Heritage School in Plantation and Boca Delray, says there are definitely questions parents need to ask themselves in the decision-making process. “One big question is,” he says, “does the public school meet your child’s needs academically? For example, does the school have a good record as far as how many of its graduates go on to college? For the past three years, we’ve been the number one school in the state for National Merit Scholars, and for the past four


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we’ve been the number one private school in math competitions. In fact, one out of every four National Merit Scholars in Broward came out of our schools.” The academic aspect of any school is at the top of the list of factors to assess. But private schools take a far broader perspective

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In academics. In athletics. In the arts.


Pine Crest students earn numerous national academic, science and technology awards. They win dozens of district and state championships, in athletics and the arts. They perform in world-class venues and compete with worldclass athletes. Pine Crest graduates are accomplished scholars, authors, patent holders and philanthropists. They climb mountains, swim lakes, study nanoparticles, and write award-winning plays. They star on TV, on Broadway, on basketball courts, and on football fields. They work for the government, the media, not-for-profits and multinational corporations. They are successful entrepreneurs, lawyers, military officers and medical professionals. And more. Pine Crest students and alumni share one thing–a commitment to excellence in all that they do.

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when it comes to how parents should evaluate a school to determine if it is the right one for their child. "What parents need to understand about public versus private schools if they have a student with special needs, on the high end or low end, is whether the school is going to accommodate those needs," says Cindy Hirsch, admissions director at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale. “Now there are some private schools that have special needs classes, whereas that used to be something that was only in public schools.” Hirsch points out that while Cardinal Gibbons, which with about 1,200 students is the smallest Catholic school in the district, does not offer such programs, “There are some good ones that do have very good programs for kids who are struggling a bit.”

University School at Nova University

Another point Hirsch makes is one that many parents may be unaware of. “Today, kids in public schools can receive Certificates of Attendance instead of a diploma,” she says. “At the end of four years, if a student doesn’t pass the FCATs, attend school regularly or earn the necessary grades, he or she can walk away with nothing more than a nifty little certificate of attendance. And today, you can’t even get a job at McDonald’s without a high-school diploma.” Then there is the matter of instruction. A key difference between public and private schools is that public-school teachers are guided by a statewide curriculum. Says Lynne Fazio, admissions director at University School at


All the schools mentioned in this story have a rolling admissions process that typically begins in the early fall for the following school year (for example, September 2013 for the 2014-2015 school year) and continues through to the spring. It’s not uncommon for all the slots to be filled by January or February, at which point a wait list is put into effect. Elena DelAlamo, vice president of Admission, Financial Aid and Enrollment at Pine Crest School, says admission to Pine Crest is competitive. The potential student and his or her family are both interviewed, and applicants must take the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test). At University School, prospective students are tested and undergo a series of activities and interviews, records are examined, and they spend time with teachers, administrators and admissions counselors. “The mission of the school is to accept average to above-average students who have been performing on or above their grade level, demonstrate motivation and contribute something, whether it’s a talent or community service, to their community,” says Lynne Fazio, admissions director at University School at Nova University. “We’re looking for potential in addition to performance.” While private school does come with a hefty price tag, financial aid is available to families that qualify. Last year, Pine Crest awarded $4.2 million in financial aid to more than 375 students. “We realize that not all families are able to pay tuition at an independent school,” DelAlamo says. “But it’s important for us to have a diverse community with as many socioeconomic backgrounds as possible.” Adds Dr. Doug Laurie of American Heritage: “We are a very culturally diverse population, ethnically and socioeconomically. There are 50 countries represented in our schools. It’s really a melting pot, and most people appreciate that because that’s what South Florida is. And that makes it another learning process for the kids. It’s important to have a view beyond your little world and realize there’s much more out there.”

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Nova University: “In public schools the focus is on high-stakes, funddriven and politically driven standardized testing. The kids have to spend all their time preparing for the tests, and teachers are putting pressure on them because the teachers are getting it from the school board. Meanwhile, kids are not learning.” At Cardinal Gibbons, Fazio says, that’s not the case. “The classrooms are engaging. Teachers are innovative. There’s a great use of technology in the classroom,” she says. All of which translates to positive results. “We know as adults if we love our jobs, the more successful and productive we are.’’ Because there is so much competition to get into colleges, across the board the most desirable universities are requiring more of their applicants than high grade-point averages and SAT scores. Admissions officials examine applications and essays looking for students who spend their high-school years building a well-rounded résumé that shows character, curiosity and vitality in addition to academic success. “More and more, colleges are looking for students who have something more to offer than just grades,” Laurie says. “Such as the ability to play sports or involvement in clubs, drama and community service.” It’s not just colleges that are looking for well-rounded students. That starts at the college-prep level. “When a candidate applies, we consider many aspects,” says Elena DelAlamo, vice president of Admission, Financial Aid and Enrollment at Pine Crest School, which has campuses in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton and serves students from pre-K through 12th grade. “With 4-, 5- and 6-year-old children, we bring them in for a developmental assessment only. As for those candidates who are older, have attended school elsewhere and received report cards, we request their grades and recommendations from the sending schools. It’s important for a child who is admitted to our school to want to learn and to be inquisitive.” Why? Because Pine Crest’s courses are advanced at all grade levels and, DelAlamo says, the students are expected to want to be challenged – and they do. “On our logo, you’ll see our Alumni Bell Tower with the words, ‘Character, Education, Leadership.’ This may help in understanding our students.” But that doesn’t just apply to the classroom. American Heritage, Pine Crest, Cardinal Gibbons and University School all require a certain number of hours worth of community service from students. At Cardinal Gibbons, where students perform a mandatory minimum of 20 hours per year (Families of students are required to perform


at least 10 hours per year), many students graduate with twice that number of hours.“They enjoy it so much and get so involved that they tend to perform far beyond the bare minimum,” Hirsch says. “We give special acknowledgment to those students who have more than 250 hours by the time they graduate, and that’s not unusual.” It’s also easy to understand why students are eager to study, when electives include options like movie-set design, guitar, screenplay writing and precursors to college majors such as engineering, medicine and journalism. “We have over 60 clubs and more than 300 course offerings, with 75 choices in fine-arts electives alone,” Laurie says. Exposure to colleges is another factor when weighing the differences between private and public schools. While some public high schools coordinate occasional field trips through various programs to local colleges and universities, American Heritage students are visited every year by representatives from approximately 200 universities who speak to sophomores, juniors and seniors. “We also take four to six field trips a year to visit universities, some as far as the Midwest and even California,” Laurie says. ●

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THE DIFFERENCE IN COLLEGE PREP “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the wonderful help and guidance that you and your team have given my daughter and me through the arduous application process. The advice given has been right on target. You have indicated to me that you really do have knowledge of your students beyond just grades and scores. In my opinion, you are one of the best assets that University School has and I am grateful that my daughter has you to go to for advice during this really important and stressful process.”

Current Upper School Parent

“Words cannot express how thrilled our daughter was to receive her admission to UM. We are extraordinarily grateful for the college counseling department’s advocacy and guidance. You are a special team who has indeed made a significant impact on our daughter's future.”

Parent of a Graduate (Class of 2012)

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“In Vino, Veritas.” In wine, [there is] truth, as they say. We’d like to add to that craft beers and small plates, which firmly round out any truth-seeking experience. These special boutique shops, bars and watering holes are worth discovering, whether for truth or simply for a great glass, pint or bite.


Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen

Vino Nestled on Harrison Street in Hollywood, Vino offers over 60 unique vintages by the glass that will delight the connoisseur and neophyte alike. Sample the wines at leisure thanks to the state-of-the-art Enomatic Wine Service System, or let the knowledgeable staff introduce you to a new varietal. Tasty antipasti bites and a selection of craft brews are also on offer, making Vino much more than a wine shop; it’s an experience. Now serving lunch.

Vino 1910 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954-929-8686

The Blind Monk Classy, sophisticated, refined with hints of whimsy ... could easily describe the ambience at The Blind Monk in West Palm Beach, a hip wine bar with a young vibe and surprisingly mature selection of wines. Over 200 wines by the bottle, craft beers, delightful tapas, knowledgeable staff and fun and informative events make this a neighborhood gem worth going out of your way to find. The Blind Monk 401 Evernia St. No. 107, West Palm Beach, 561-833-3605 100

Virginia Philip Wineshop & Academy Don’t be intimidated by the fact that this wine shop is owned by someone who can claim the title: “Best Sommelier in the United States.” Whether you are looking for a lovely table wine for the evening meal or are searching for a unique Brunello you once tried in Tuscany, the Virginia Philip Wineshop & Academy is overall an educational wine experience. Awardwinning master sommelier Virginia Philip and resident sommelier and instructor Richard Paladino will guide you along in your discovery of fine wines, whether it be for a simple purchase or through one of the Academy’s educational events, which range from winemaking to craft beers to group or private tastings, chef events or an eightweek Master Sommelier immersion course. Virginia Philip Wineshop & Academy 101 N. Clematis, Suite 150, West Palm Beach, 561-721-6000 Tap 42 Bar & Kitchen This oasis of brew opened a little over a year ago in Fort Lauderdale and has developed a loyal following that ranges

from lunching lawyers to happy-hour hipsters. As the name would suggest, Tap 42 focuses on offering exceptional craft brews on tap (there are actually 51, but who’s counting?) some harder to find and keep in stock than others. Hand-crafted cocktails and “craft” foods – meaning fresh and locally sourced – send Tap 42 well out of the “local pub” category and into the world of the Craft Beer Revolution. Grab a pint, in either 10-oz. or 16-oz. denominations, and support the cause!

Tap 42 1411 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, 954-463-4900

The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen When it comes to celebrating pork-related products, this place doesn’t mess around. The same goes for craft beers and, while we’re at it, attention to free-range poultry and quality ingredients. There are plenty of non swine-based items on the menu and lots of what I would call “comfort” dishes that give a subtle nod to New Orleans-style cooking. But The Royal Pig makes this list for its healthy selection of quality craft brews, available in pint or schooner. If you request the latter, have

it accompanied with the hormone-free rotisserie ribs and pig out. I did and no one looked at me funny.

The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen 350 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-617-7447

American Social Local and regional craft beers are the specialty at American Social, which draws a crowd not only for its Las Olas location and old world ambience but for the pourit-yourself wall taps, cocktail offerings and all-American cuisine. Two self-serve beer tap tables represent the next generation of sharing a pitcher with friends – here everyone can enjoy from the Lazy-Susan draft selection of four craft brews. A friendly reminder to the non-professional bartenders in the crowd: tip the glass sideways when you pull; otherwise you’ll be sitting there sipping foam for an hour like yours truly.

American Social 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-764-7005

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar South Florida is alive with Latin influences, and when the trend of small plates and tapas-style offerings combines with this colorful cuisine the result is something special. The newly opened Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar at The Village at Gulfstream Park is not your typical Latin restaurant, rather it offers a fresh interpretation of Latin cuisine in a casual indoor/outdoor setting. Small plates here

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emphasize traditional Latin dishes – from mojo pork tostones to chicken empanadas, and of course, the twist – spiced coconut milk steamed mussels and mango chimichurri crusted calamari. While it’s not wine or craft beer, we think the rum bar complements this menu splendidly.

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar The Village at Gulfstream Park 801 Silks Run, Suite 1580, Hallandale Beach, 954-455-0700

Yard House Yard House in Boca’s Mizner Park boasts over 140 beers on tap and a name that pays homage to the 3-foot-tall ale glasses that originated in Britain in the 17th century. Although a yard glass is not an option, you can have your favorite lager, pub cream ale or stout served in a more respectable half-yard glass. With a selection like this, you may want to be conservative and start off with a pint, goblet or shorty, or even a six-pack sampler of their great micro brews and imports. Wine and cocktail drinkers are not left in the cold, and the diverse American fare on offer ranges from fresh and light to hearty and satisfying, intended to complement your beverage of choice. A lively atmosphere and friendly, attentive service make Yard House a great place to check out for your next Happy Hour or gathering with friends.

Yard House Mizner Park 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-417-6124

Yard House

HMF Palm Beach is justifiably abuzz over the exciting new drinking and dining experience at The Breakers resort. Set in an atmosphere of timeless American glamour, HMF (named after the initials of Breakers’ founder Henry Morrison Flagler) intends to restore the social rituals of the cocktail culture – complete with a “cigarette girl” a la the 1940s and 1950s who offers tastings and specialty items for sale. The extensive menu offers globally inspired sharing plates with an emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients and organic, locally sourced items. An awardwinning selection of 1,600 wines curated at the hands of The Breakers’ master sommeliers along with sophisticated cocktail offerings, extensive craft beer selection and theater-style kitchen invite you to sink into the luxurious chairs and sip for a while. HMF The Breakers Palm Beach One South County Road, Palm Beach, 561-659-8465






As Americans in the 1980s began to appreciate wine and to enjoy it with

everyday meals and not just on special occasions, a whole culture of wine activities began to spring up that included wine festivals, tastings and organized dinners. Today, hundreds of such events occur in large cities and small towns and each has an audience that appreciates and participates in the experience. Yet, to my mind, few of those activities can match what will happen in South Florida this year with the coming of the American Fine Wine Competition & Gala. It all started in 2007 when three well-qualified wine insiders decided to launch a unique wine experience in which wineries from all over the United States would be invited to submit their wines for competitive judgment in South Florida. Shari Gherman, a well-known wine expert, together with Monty and Sara Preiser, publishers of the Preiser Key to Napa and the Preiser Key to Sonoma and part-time Napa residents, believed that South Florida, a major player in wine sales in the United States, deserved to be home to the competition they envisioned, and they were right. With support from many South Florida sponsors, including Patriot National Insurance Company as the lead sponsor and gold sponsor JM Lexus, the American Fine Wine Competition has become a “must do” event for wineries across the nation, and it’s all in our back yard. In 2012 more than 600 wineries submitted their wines for judging in the American Fine Wine Competition. Categories for judging ran the gamut, including examples of everything from Sauvignon Blanc to Red Rhone Blend and coming from not only California but from Washington State, New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Long Island and the Finger Lakes District of New York. As the reputation of the competition grows from year to year, even more wines are expected to be submitted for the 2013 competition – including entries this year from the venerable Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars (of 1976 “Judgment of Paris” fame). “It is true!” Gherman says, “but I must add that there will be more than 600 other wines competing for the Best of Class & Best of Show categories.” More than 20 highly qualified judges, including Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, Wine Director at The Breakers in Palm Beach; and Chip Cassidy, a professor of wine at Florida International University; taste without knowing the names of the individual wines, and the judges determine which of those wines deserve to be recognized. The award category starts at Bronze, a perfectly respectable recognition, then escalates to Silver or Gold, and culminating in a possible Double Gold. The wines that receive the highest awards are tasted again by class (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, etc.) to determine recipients of the Best of Class Award — then the highest award, Best of Show, is given to one red and one white wine in all the competition that the judges concur is the very best of the best. (For last year’s winners, see If this has already gotten your interest, you, too, can be a part of the American Fine Wine Competition even before the Gala. On Feb. 5, there’s a cocktail party planned at American Social in Fort Lauderdale where the results will be announced and lots of wine will be poured; and a Wine Carnival and Consumer Challenge will be Feb. 21 at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, where you could enter the Consumer Challenge and win tickets to the Gala. The big event for the public, however, is the April 4 gala dinner at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, during which all the winning wines in the competition will be poured by servers who will be pouring two to four wines at each table every few minutes. (Not to worry; the servings will be small, allowing you to taste lots of wines throughout the dinner.) For more information and to purchase tickets for the public events sponsored by the American Fine Wine Competition, visit www.americanfinewinecompetition or call 561-504-VINE (8463).


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Author Brad Meltzer at Stéphane’s American & French Cuisine, Boca Raton: Patrick Keenan and Brad Meltzer.

Men of Style Shopping Night at The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale raises more than $35,000 for local charities: Honoree Jeff Mikus.

2013 American Heart Association Ball chair honored at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton: Charles Hennekens, Caren and Michael Weinberg.

Award-winning master sommelier Virginia Philip and guest Chef Norman Van Aken at the Corks & Champagne event, part of the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival.


Men of Style Shopping Night at The Galleria in Fort Lauderdale raises more than $35,000 for local charities: 2012 Men of Style honorees with special guest host Jason Martinez and The Galleria’s senior marketing manager Melissa Milroy.

2013 American Heart Association Ball chair honored at One Thousand Ocean in Boca Raton: Oliver and Morgan Green.

Miami Art Week: Martha Stewart and Robin Levinson, of Levinson Jewelers in Fort Lauderdale.

An Evening With Le Cirque at HMF, The Breakers Palm Beach: Seated: David Sabin, Sirio Maccioni, legendary owner of New York City’s Le Cirque restaurant; and Maruo Maccioni. Top row: David Burke, Joan Bever, Daniel Boulud, Pamela Fiori, Marc Murphy, Jeff Simms.

Chef Daniel Boulud hosts chefs and guests at Café Boulud in Palm Beach for the kickoff Friday of the Sixth Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival: Café Boulud chefs carve for the horseradish beef jus dish, served with an endive and gruyere gratin.

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At the Floridian Awards Miami & Beaches, where Levinson Jewelers of Fort Lauderdale received the Humanitarian Award: Honorees Mark and Robin Levinson, Kristin and Chapman Ducote.

JAFCO gala raises almost $500,000 to benefit children in tri-county area: Lifetime Achievement Award winners; Sandi and Charlie Simon.

American Fine Wine Competition & Gala preview: Gabriella Moreno, wine angel; Russell Spadaccini, of; and Katie Kalls, wine angel.

American Fine Wine Competition & Gala preview: Michael Braun, Wine Manager of Total Wine & More in Fort Lauderdale; Shari Gherman, president of the American Fine Wine Competition & Gala; and John Brant, Executive Vice President Administration, Patriot National Insurance Group. LUCIEN CAPEHART PHOTOGRAPHY

Gilda’s Club Red Door Society Reception, hosted by Denise and Peter Wittich in Fort Lauderdale: Denise Wittich, Jean Meisels, Karen Bellows, Dr. Atif Hussein, Yobi Sattee, and Nancy Marie Arocho.


“A Night for Sight,” a benefit in Palm Beach hosted by Kathryn and Leo Vecellio for Schepens Eye Research Institute aboard M/Y Lady Kathryn V: Tara Tobin and Annie Falk.



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A new exhibition at the Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark is a jam session of celebrated jazz photographers “Hot can be cool, and cool can be hot and each can be both. But hot or cool man, jazz is jazz.” So said Louis Armstrong, whose raspy voice and melodic trumpet turned him into a musical immortal. All that Jazz: Photographs of Jazz Legends, features a portrait of Armstrong, trumpet at his lips (see pg. 20); with images of Billie Holiday, shown here; Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dexter Gordon, Charlie Parker and a host of other celebrated artists. The exhibition runs through May at the Miramar Cultural Center ArtsPark. The photographers, Jerry Stoll and the late Herman Leonard and William P. Gottlieb, demonstrated through their work that facial expressions and other imagery are as much a part of a live jazz performance as the sounds. Leonard has even been praised as, “the greatest jazz photographer in the history of the genre” by saxophonist William Jefferson Clinton, better known as the 42nd president of the United States. —Kingsley Guy





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