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Here & Now A letter in the mail box, and an autograph from cellist Yo-Yo Ma, makes everything better.
Design: South Florida designers capture the ideal mood in five sensuous bedrooms.
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69 Eye On Style Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment to steal her heart, says our Fashion & Style Director, Elyse Ranart. And jewelry can help.
Natalie Cole, in a benefit concert March 1 for the Nat King Cole Generation of Hope in Boca Raton, powers through adversity in her life, career; plus, a Valentine to South Florida couples who somehow manage to work together and stay sweethearts.
78 Fashion Q & A A conversation at King Jewelers in Aventura with luxury watchmaker Jerome DeWitt, who sees the beauty in complication.
37 On the Shore The Wild Blue Adventure Expo in Fort Lauderdale
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on the Green Golf & Wine Experience at The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton; the Gala in the Gardens at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance and other February and March events of note.
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Bob Newhart. The comedian – who marks his first appearance at Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Feb. 23 – recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the hit sitcom Newhart, the 40th anniversary of the hit sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and the 50th anniversary of his triple-Grammy win for his two career-launching Button-Down Mind comedy albums and as Best New Artist. The secret of his success, he says with his familiar dry delivery, is a combination of luck and fear. And, we might add, laughs.
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ilestones have been whizzing by for Bob Newhart. The comedian – who marks his ﬁrst appearance at Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Feb. 23 – recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the hit sitcom Newhart, the 40th anniversary of the hit sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, and the 50th anniversary of his triple-Grammy win for his two career-launching Button-Down Mind comedy albums and as Best New Artist. Then there’s the real accomplishment: the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Ginnie last month. The secret of his success, if you ask him, is a combination of luck and fear.
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contributors Deborah Wilker (“In the City: Cole Survivor,’’ pg. 27) is a former bureau chief for the entertainment industry publication The Hollywood Reporter, and is the founder of ENews Corp., a custom publishing company. Elizabeth Rahe (“In the City,’’ pg. 32; and “On the Shore,’’ pg. 37) is a contributing editor to City & Shore, and a former Sun Sentinel Lifestyle editor. Robyn A. Friedman (“On the Shore,” pg. 38; The Calendar, pg. 44; and “Curb Appeal,’’ pg. 66) is a freelance writer and the Sun Sentinel’s former real-estate columnist. Lori Capullo (“On the Money,’’ pg. 42; and “Good, Better, Weston,’’ pg. 91) is a contributing editor to City & Shore and a freelance writer. Charlyne V. Schaub (“Home & Décor,’’ pg. 48; “Design: The Sensuous Bedroom,’’ pg. 52) is the former editor of the Sun Sentinel’s Home & Garden section. Elyse Ranart (“Eye on Style,’’ pg. 69; and “Fashion Q&A,” pg. 78) 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. Nancy McVicar (“Health & Fitness: Hearts and Minds,’’ pg. 80) is a former health and medical writer for the Sun Sentinel. Her recent stories, including “Future Docs,’’ on innovative new medical techniques; “Yoga and Pain Relief’’ and “Weight Loss Methods,” among others, are available on our website, www.cityandshore.com. Rochelle Oliver (“Travel: EcoRomance,” pg. 97) has her own publication and production company, and is a freelance producer and writer.
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COLE SURVIVOR Natalie Cole, in a benefit concert March 1 in Boca Raton, has sometimes had to power her way through adversity in her life and career. ‘When you have health issues,’ she says, ‘you have to find an attitude.’ BY DEBORAH WILKER Natalie Cole dreamed about many things when she was a student back at the University of Massachusetts, but nine-time Grammy-winner was never one of them. “I wanted to be a doctor. I certainly didn’t see this,” she says not only of her success as an entertainer but also of her career longevity, now exceeding 40 years.
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She is constantly on tour with a roadshow she calls “diverse” – pop hits, jazz, R&B and songbook standards, among them her Grammy-winning interpretations of her father’s classics like Unforgettable. Two summers ago she branched out further than ever, joining southern rock great Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band on stage at New York’s Beacon Theater for an event to raise awareness of liver disease. Allman too has suffered with Hepatitis C and recently underwent a successful liver transplant. Though Cole had always admired the band, she said their paths had never crossed during their mutual decades in the business. Among the numbers they performed was the ABB epic classic, Whipping Post - a song Cole had grown up on during a period of her life when she idolized rock icons such as Janis Joplin. “I was flipping out,” she says of The Beacon experience. “I couldn’t believe it. To actually be standing with the guys who had created the whole situation - it was surreal.”
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“I think coming into this New Year – I am once again just very, very grateful,” she says from her home in Los Angeles. “In 2009, I was getting a kidney transplant and my sister was dying in the hospital bed next to me.” No doubt, Natalie Cole has endured some bleak times. But the singer and actress - who will headline the Nat King Cole Generation Hope fundraiser March 1 at Lynn University in Boca Raton – had powered through adversity in the past, and just assumed she’d do so again. “I was on dialysis for probably about eight months. It’s a hard road. But being in this business, you have an ego. You really don’t want your fans to see you down and out. Even though they know you’re struggling – you don’t have to look like you’re struggling.” Despite the dual ordeals of her own health crisis and her sister Carole’s losing cancer fight, Cole, now 63, was determined to honor every concert date on her calendar. Throughout much of that time in 2008 and 2009 she trudged through airports worldwide with an oxygen tank – sometimes in a wheelchair, almost always exhausted – finding just enough energy to sparkle by show-time. At home she was often so weak, friends had to roust her out of bed - and out of the house. “They would take me to the hairdresser and to get my manicure, pedicure - just so I could feel like I could go on. When you’re not feeling your best, it’s important to figure out ways to get yourself together physically. If you gotta be in pajamas let them be cute pajamas!” For Cole, the singer of pop hits such as This Will Be and I’ve got Love On My Mind, grave health problems were not unfamiliar territory. A perilous 1970s drug spiral sent her to rehab more than once, and left her battling the liver disease Hepatitis C. She suspects the kidney trouble resulted from the drug regimen used to treat her liver. Still, she continues to outlast many of her 1970s music contemporaries, and has now maintained a career nearly twice as long as that of her legendary father, Nat King Cole. One of music’s all-time great vocalists and a jazz pianist as well, Cole was just 45 years old when he succumbed to cancer in 1965. Today, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. - a Boca Raton-based non-profit – honors his legacy by raising money for music education in public schools. “The positive effects of music on child development are well known,” Cole says. “But so much of our music curriculum in this country is just gone. And the ones that are still left in place, the kids don’t have any instruments, or they’re in bad shape. Right now we’re just in South Florida, but I would like to see it nationwide.”
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Tickets are $75, $150 and $350. For information on volunteering, making a donation or buying tickets to the March 1 fundraiser, visit www. natkingcolefoundation.org or call 561-237-9000. —Deborah Wilker
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Since its inception five years ago, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Foundation Directors Inc. has brought music and music Timolin and Casey Cole education into the lives of more than 6,000 Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County school children. The Boca Raton-based organization, which places musical instruments in disadvantaged schools and hosts music camps during summer and holiday breaks, was created by Boca Raton residents Timolin and Casey Cole, the twin daughters of vocal legend Nat King Cole. Upset by budget cuts in local schools that kept chipping away at arts programs, the sisters decided it was their obligation to do something. “Having been blessed with this legacy, we feel it is our duty,” Timolin says. “Music is such a fundamental part of human development. Not to mention what it does for children academically,” she adds, citing d studies of improved math and science scores for stu students who play musical instruments. stu “You can’t really have a well-rounded education without music,” Casey says. All of ed the t Cole siblings, including Natalie and an older brother and sister now deceased, attended elite b schools, colleges and universities. “Mom was a s stickler,” Timolin says. The charity buys musical instruments at cost from retailers such as Sam Ash and the Music Man stores in West Palm Beach. They also receive donations of used instruments from musicians, then coordinate with county arts administrators to get them to schools most in need. “Yes, we physically bring them there,” Casey says. “We’re hands on. We feel like Santa on Christmas morning.” Though the organization operates with a limited staff and small budget, it has grown each year with plans to expand nationally. Also on the horizon, a “Nat and Maria Cole Scholarship,” named for Nat King Cole and his wife, Maria. “Our mother was an entertainer in her own right,” Timolin says. “She sang with Duke Ellington and supported multiple causes throughout her life.” The charity’s flagship event – a concert starring Natalie Cole at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center at Lynn University in Boca Raton on March 1 – will also feature performances by local school children, including those who participated in the Generation Hope Summer Strings Camp. “We want people to see our young students,” Casey says.
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Love & Manage Couples who work together share secrets for remaining sweethearts BY ELIZABETH RAHE
Marriage is filled with joys and challenges. The same can be said of running a business. For couples who share both, life would seem to be doubly challenging. However, several local couples appear to juggle the two ventures quite successfully. They even find time for some Valentine’s Day fun – which may be one key to their harmonious enterprises.
Clay Conley & Averill Mackin Conley buccan and Imoto restaurants, Palm Beach Brickhouse Public Relations, West Palm Beach e s chef/owner of buccan and Imoe’s to restaurants r in Palm Beach. She handles public relations for the eateries and se serves as executive vice president/ partne partner of Brickhouse Public Relations. Their complementary talents have serve served them – and their enterprises – quite well. Critics have praised the big flavo avors dished on small plates at the casu casual-yet-cosmopolitan buccan and the Asian-inspired Imoto. Clay and Averill met at Florida Sta State University in 1993. “It was
really love at first sight, but I had another boyfriend at the time,” Averill says. They started dating after she graduated and ended up in Las Vegas to open the Bellagio – he was a sous chef for Todd English at Olives Las Vegas; she opened VIP Services. Eventually, on Oct. 6, 2001, they would marry at the Bellagio. Fast-track careers also took them to Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Boston before they settled in South Florida. Life still moves faster than a Valentine’s Day dinner rush for this dynamic couple. However, they did take time in September for a Jamaican escape and in December to celebrate their daughter, Micaela’s, first birthday. What are the joys and challenges of working together? Sometimes it’s the only time we see each other. I know Clay so well I can predict his answers and choices pretty accurately, so we’re an efficient team. The challenges are what you’d expect – keeping any personal issues separate from the work environment. How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Well, I don’t think we’ve ever been able to spend one actual Valentine’s Day together – it’s a very busy night in the business. We’ll probably go out to dinner the Monday before. Now that we have a baby, ‘date night’ takes on a whole new meaning. What has been your favorite getaway? The Jamaica Inn [in Ocho Rios, Jamaica] last September. It was the first vacation we have ever taken where we didn’t really do anything. We napped, read, lounged,
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in the city nappe napped, played backgammon and cards cards, napped, swam. Normally our vacations are go, go, go. This was the exact opposite, and it was ama amazing. We bonded and relaxed.
Ed E d & Tracey Dikes Weston W e Jewelers, Weston he romance of Ed and Tracey Dikes began on a singles mission to Israe Israel – without Tracey. Two of her girlfriends set her up on a blind date with this guy they met on the journey. A little more than a year later, on Nov. 7, 1992, Ed and Tracey were married at Turnberry Isle resort in Miami. “We’ve been partners in life for 20 years and partners in business for 11,” Tracey says. The business is Weston Jewelers, but they say their greatest collaboration is “two amazing teens,” Danni, 17, and Jesse, 16. What’s the secret to your marriage and business partnership? I think it works because we truly enjoy spending time together. Ed has an amazing sense of humor, and we are constantly sharing moments of uncontrollable laughter. Like all couples we have shared the good and the bad, and when I went through some tough health issues, he was my rock. Our kids are our No.1 priority. When we opened Weston Jewelers, we agreed that I would work during the day but be home for the kids after school and take them to their activities. Ed’s behind the counter six days a week and balances work with rowing at 5:30 a.m. and competing both locally and nationally. We are fortunate that our immediate families live close, and we spend a lot of time together. We also share the same core values and believe in the importance of helping others in need. We are both Leos and, of course, we do disagree at times, but it never lasts very long because Ed will crack a joke, and then it’s forgotten. How do you sneak away? When we travel for business, we try to grab an extra few days to just get in the car and drive. We get lost a lot – neither of us has a great sense of direction – but it’s always a fun adventure. How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? We always exchange cards and little gifts, and after work we will go out to Zuma at the Epic Hotel in Miami for dinner.
Ave & Zola Keller Zola Keller, Fort Lauderdale he family joke is that Fort Lauderdale e fashion icon Zola Keller found her husband, Ave, in the Yellow Pages. In 1971 Zola was a single mother selling crocheted bikinis of her own design. When she wanted to buy yarn at wholesale, she looked in the Yellow Pages and found Yarns Galore, owned by the Keller family. She met Ave Keller, and within two weeks they had formed a business partnership. Romance followed, and on Christmas Day 1974 – when his stores were closed – they married and blended their families – her daughter, Terri (now a Fort Lauderdale registered nurse), and his daughter, Sivon (a Fort Lauderdale veterinary technician). Three years later, Zola wanted to get back into fashion. “We opened Zola Keller Retail in a small part of a store I had near our house,” Ave says. “At the time our son, Michael, was 1 year
old, and Zola would take him to her store and put him in a playpen.” (Michael is now a New York City-based journalist and author). In 1985 they opened the Las Olas Boulevard shop, where Zola has made her name dressing red-carpet divas, pageant queens, gala partiers and bridal parties. What’s the secret to your marriage and business partnership? We clearly defined our responsibilities. Zola is the people person, the face of Zola Keller boutique, doing interviews, fashion shows and being active in charity events. With her acute sense of fashion, she does all the buying, in-house manufacturing and sales. At home Zola was the face of the Keller family, active in the Girl Scouts and other activities with the kids. I do all the behind-the-scenes work in the business, managing the advertising and marketing, budgeting, product and business direction. The first three years of our marriage I more or less just showed up at home due to growing my business. When Zola decided to go back to work, I played more of a role at home, driving the kids to activities and helping around the house. How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Four days in ew, Manhattan, a room with a great view, great food and a few plays.
Gregory von Hausch & Bonnie Leigh Adams Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival heir story could be a chick flick: Picture Fort Lauderdale, circa 1994. A film-festival CEO notices a blonde with a winning smile who is more interested in movies than in the festival’s free food and parties,, so he gin dating on the sly, sly hiding hires her. After a few months, they begin their relationship from the board of directors. Their love of the silver screen grows into a love for each other. Eventually (Dec. 8, 2001), they marry on the beach at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West, with Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Chairman Emeritus Ginny Miller officiating. But first, a nuptial plan snafu. “A few weeks before, our wedding location had fallen through,” says Bonnie Leigh Adams, FLIFF senior program director. “At the t hour we drove down to Key West on Thanksgiving and spent 11th th weekend looking for the perfect spot. Our dogs had to tag along the sin the boarding places were full.” since Fast forward 11 years, FLIFF President & CEO Gregory von Ha Hausch and Adams are still watching movies and running festivals as the watch their daughter, 9-year-old Soleil, refine her taste in film. they What’s the secret to your marriage and collaboration in FL FLIFF? He works upstairs; I work downstairs. I thank God and Ginny Mil Miller. Ginny said something in our vows that I always remember. Sh said that marriage is similar to a ball that has to stay in the air. It She sho should be 50-50, but sometimes one may be going through a tough tim so the other has to try harder to keep it in the air. Each spouse time, h to be willing to pull the extra weight when it’s needed. has How will you celebrate Valentine’s Day? We would like to take our daughter out with a marine science center to tag a shark and name it Valentine. A favorite Valentine memory? A wonderful family memory was staging a play for our daughter’s class based on the book Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell. Greg wrote the play, and the students acted in it. ●
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SHORE FEBRUARY 2013
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Sheri Daye of Outdoor Channel’s Speargun Hunter
Blue Wild hosts pioneering marine filmmaker and other heroes of the undersea world BY ELIZABETH RAHE At age 89, five-time Emmy-winning underwater film producer and photographer Stan Waterman is still sharing his diving and filming adventures, as he will at The Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, Feb 23-24 in Fort Lauderdale. He is also still scuba diving, at least until his 90th birthday in April. A producer and underwater cameraman on the 1971 great white shark film Blue Water, White Death and scores of other marine productions, Waterman is still campaigning for protection of the oceans. He focuses especially on the creature that, as he says, “put my children through college.” Serving on the board for Shark Savers, he is working to end the practice of serving shark fin soup.
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on the shore “About 72 million sharks a year are slaughtered for their fins,” he says from his home in Princeton, N.J. “They are not reproducing fast enough to keep up with the destruction.” Joining Waterman at the expo will be longtime friend and champion of sharks, Dr. Eugenie Clark, aka The Shark Lady, a worldrenowned ichthyologist and founder of the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. “She has a magic way of communicating the science world to the lay world,” he says. The sixth Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, a celebration of underwater sports, features a full slate of experts in freediving, scuba, spearfishing, dive safety and marine photography and art, plus exhibitors, workshops and a raffle of dive equipment, art and more. The producer of the event is Sheri Daye of Boca Raton, a freedive spearfishing national champion and host of Outdoor Channel’s Speargun Hunter. Daye says the expo will have a new focus on underwater photography and videography, including how-to seminars. “With the advances in technology and decrease in prices, it’s a fun hobby that anyone can enjoy,” she says. Then there’s the chance to see pioneering marine cinematographer Waterman before
Underwater cinematographer and producer Stan Waterman
he hangs up his fins. (His “Last Hurrah” dive will be on the Cayman Aggressor off Grand Cayman April 6-13, but he will still make appearances.) The actual diving is no problem, he adds. “Once you get in the water it’s just fine because all that gravity is shuffled away and you feel like you’re 65 again.” Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo, Feb. 23-24, Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, $15 cash per day, children under 10 free, www.thebluewild. com, email@example.com, 561-715-0247. More on Waterman at www.stanwaterman. com and Clark at www.sharklady.com.
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Non-profit stars to be honored at Third Annual Non-Profit Academy Awards Broward County’s non-profit stars will be feted on Feb. 22 at the 3rd Annual PNC Bank Non-Profit Academy Awards. Presented by 2-1-1 Broward and hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the event will celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of Broward County’s local non-profit organizations and their leaders. “We recognize that although the community has long celebrated funders and volunteers, there really was not an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the work of non-profit organizations,” says Sheila Smith, CEO of 2-1-1 Broward, an Oakland Park-based agency that provides 24hour comprehensive helpline and support services to individuals and families seeking crisis intervention Jen Klaassens, The Wasie Foundation and Co-Chair assistance and/or information and of the Non-Profit Academy referrals to health and human services Awards; Shelia Smith CEO agencies in Broward County. “This of 2-1-1 Broward and Gregory is an opportunity for us to draw Haile Esq, General Counsel attention to the work of non-profits at Broward College and their staff, who give selflessly every day of their lives.” The event includes an awards ceremony, luncheon and after-party. Winners in each category will receive an Academy Award statue and $1,000 for each of their non-profit organizations, while finalists will be awarded $500 each. Categories include: • The Wasie Foundation Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Collaboration. • OK Generators Outstanding Non-Profit Board Leader of the Year. • Patriot National Insurance Group Inc. Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Innovation. • Broward College Outstanding Non-Profit Leader of the Year. • AutoNation Lifetime Achievement Award. • Nova Southeastern University Non-Profit Organization of the Year – The Arts. • Calvin, Giordano & Associates Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Rising Star. In addition, the winner of the Publix Community Choice Award will be determined by votes received from the community. “There are so many unsung heroes in our community who do amazing things,” says Lynne Wines, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of 2-11 Broward. “They are not always the ones who are raising the biggest dollars or getting the most recognition, but they are really making a difference in people’s lives.” Nominees for the Academy Awards were selected by a panel of independent judges, who reviewed applications submitted for each category. Any non-profits that didn’t make the list of three finalists for each category are eligible for the Publix Community Choice Award. The Non-Profit Academy Awards will kick off at noon with the Berger Singerman Red Carpet Celebration. Lunch and the awards ceremony will follow at 1 p.m., with an after-party at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 for general admission, $65 for CLUB 2-1-1 members and $45 for non-profit staff or government representatives. After-party tickets are $25. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, call 954-640-5820 or visit www.211-broward.org. —Robyn A. Friedman
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BARK & AWE
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Grassroots group rescues dogs abandoned in the Everglades
It began with a trip to the Everglades with friends to feed hungry strays. Hundreds of rescued dogs later, Amy Roman’s efforts could easily be called a crusade. Her organization, with the low-ball estimate name of 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, has collected dozens of volunteers, nearly 18,000 Facebook Likes and – by her count – more than 500 rescued dogs and 30 cats. Roman has registered Abandoned Dogs with the state of Florida as a nonprofit corporation, which recently received its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. She and fellow volunteers have made regular forays to the edge of the Everglades in Miami-Dade County to rescue pets that appear to have been abandoned, subjected to harsh weather, predators, parasites and starvation. Some have been corralled by pet-loving locals, Roman says, so the group brings dog food for them. On their last trip Jan. 5, they collected 23 dogs and brought them back to Imperial Point Animal Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, where veterinarian Robert Buzzetti, his wife, Gina, and staff members treated and kenneled them. “When I learned about what was happening to these beautiful, defenseless animals I knew I had to take a stand and get involved,” says Buzzetti, owner of Imperial Point Animal Hospital (also in Delray Beach). With vet and boarding bills each rescue trip can cost up to $15,000, Roman says. Then the process begins of finding homes for the pets. The next rescue trip is scheduled for Feb. 23. To continue the mission Roman is not above begging for support. In addition to monetary donations, she says she needs homes for rescued dogs, foster homes and people to support and share the Facebook page. Everglades Dogs has become a full-time job for Roman, a former manicurist. She says people can’t imagine the scope of the problem until they see it for themselves. Once she saw it, she couldn’t turn away. “What keeps me going,” she says, “is seeing the adopters on Facebook with the dogs lying on the bed with them.”
— Elizabeth Rahe 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, 561-860-3783, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/AbandonedDogsEverglades.
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I DO’S, AND DON’TS Marrying – and merging money — at middle age (or older) One of the greatest things about reaching midlife is that you’ve (hopefully) learned a thing or two about yourself and what you want out of life. So if at this point you’ve found your soul mate and decided to marry — whether for the first time, or the second (or third or fourth) — you already know how you want your fiscal partnership to operate in addition to the love connection. Bambi Holzer, author of Financial Bliss: A Couple’s Guide to Merging Money Styles and Building a Rich Life Together, offers a “financial temperament quiz” to help reveal each of your respective attitudes about money. But even if you are a “Ritz-Carlton” and your partner is an “Econo-Lodger” when it comes to spending, Holzer says you can still be successful as spouses. “When I think of marrying in midlife, I see two divorcees trying again, using the wisdom they gained from age and life’s experiences, each with their own assets, usually very protective of what they were able to get out of the divorce,” says Roland Santini, CPA, a Plantation-based personal financial specialist and author of Winning in Biz: The Ultimate Business Guide. He stresses that it’s important for each partner to gain knowledge about the other’s financial life. “It’s not being nosy,” he says. “It’s knowing if you’ll be getting calls from bill collectors or, worse, the IRS. It’s about engaging in frank talks about long-term goals and retirement planning. It’s knowing if you’re still financially supporting a child with child support or tuition.”
Santini also says that a legally binding prenuptial agreement is a wise idea for most couples, regardless of whether one or both are wealthy. “A person who has accumulated $75,000 in a 401K is rich by the standard of the partner who has no 401K,” he explains. “I always recommend a pre-nup if either or both have any assets — retirement accounts, homes, rental property investment accounts or interest in a business. The pre-nup requires full disclosure. In the event of a divorce, greed and spit rule.” He adds that government employees, such as teachers, firefighters and police officers with guaranteed pensions, will forfeit rights in a divorce if there is not a prenuptial agreement in place. Once married, keeping finances separate has its advantages. Many couples find the best way to go is to have a joint account from which to pay shared bills and save for vacations, but separate retirement and investment accounts. “Be aware that putting your spouse’s name on your bank/brokerage accounts equals a gift of half,” Santini warns. “Don’t do it, just in case something happens to you. Cover that in your will, revocable living trust, payable on death clause or beneficiary designation.” —Lori Capullo
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uring Passover we celebrate our ancestors’ exodus from Egypt as the defining moment in history that binds us together as a people, connecting us to our fellow Jews everywhere. Yet even as we celebrate our freedom from slavery, we are reminded that not all people — and not all Jews — are free. Many, right here in our community, are bound to poverty. They can’t make ends meet, nor put food on their tables. There are people just down the block from us who STILL need help getting back on their feet after what has been labeled “the worst recession in decades.” As Jews, it is our responsibility — and at the heart of our values — to deliver the gift of hope to each of them. Donate at least $36 to the Passover Food Project, which will provide one food package to a needy family this holiday and to crisis relief throughout the whole year. The more you give, the more we can help. As you sit around the Seder table, tell your families that our story is not over — we continue to write new chapters through our compassionate deeds and caring actions.
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Bluegrass Show & Jam, sponsored by the South Florida Bluegrass Association. Bring a lawn chair and hear The New River Boys and other great groups. 12:30 to 5 p.m. at Greynolds Park, 18501 NE 22nd Ave., North Miami Beach. Free (park admission: $6/car; $15/RV). 305-358-1800, www. southfloridabluegrass.com.
-10 The 2013 Allianz Championship, in its seventh consecutive year at The Old Course at Broken Sound, will bring the legends of golf to Boca Raton for the first full-field PGA Champions Tour event of the season. Golf legends will vie for a $1.8 million purse, with net proceeds to benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Ticket prices and times vary. 561-241-4653, www.allianzchampionship.com.
Meet author Ari Seth Cohen and enjoy fabulous desserts as he discusses Advanced Style, his book featuring street fashion for the over-60 set, at a book signing. 1 p.m. at Forest Trace, 5500 NW 69th Ave., Lauderhill. Free. RSVP to 954578-7007, www.foresttrace.com.
Night of Broadway Stars 2013, where guests will enjoy lavish gourmet dinner stations, premium cocktails, a performance showcasing the best talent on Broadway and a post-show dessert and champagne with the stars, all to benefit Covenant House Florida, which provides shelter and services for homeless teens and young adults up to 21. 6:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale. $225. 954-5687914, www.nightofbroadway starsfla.com.
Dare to Dazzle, The Cleveland Clinic Florida’s fifth annual ball, an 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, www. clevelandclinicflorida.org/ palmbeachball.
The fourth annual Allianz Championship “Grapes On The Green” Golf & Wine Experience, presented by the Boca Raton Bridge Hotel, offers wine connoisseurs and golf enthusiasts the chance to hobnob on the green with legends of golf while sampling reds and whites from the private wine collections of golf pros’ own vineyards. The event, which benefits Boca Raton Regional Hospital, also features culinary samplings from top area restaurants, appearances by golf legends, live entertainment and a VIPexperience auction. 4 p.m. at The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $85. 561-241-4653, www.allianzchampionship.com.
Dine under the stars, enjoy live jazz music and bid on an array of desirable items at a silent auction at Gala in the Gardens, Flamingo Gardens’ first annual food and wine event, which will offer guests delicious food samplings from area restaurants paired with a variety of premium wines and craft beers amid the beautiful botanical gardens. 5-8 p.m. at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. In advance: $40, members; $50, non-members. Day of event: $50, members; $60, nonmembers. 954-473-2955, www. flamingogardens.org.
Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale invites couples looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience to attend the second annual LOVE in the Park, presented by Publix Aprons Event Planning. Enjoy a romantic all-inclusive evening, with live music, under the stars. Each couple will receive a bottle of wine to pair with a selection of culinary creations prepared by Publix Aprons’ chefs. 5:30-10 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. $80 per couple, general admission; $125
per couple, VIP. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. 954-468-1541, www.goriverwalk.com.
Thousands of ducks will line the New River in a race for a grand prize getaway to Las Vegas as part of the 6th Annual Kids In Distress Duck Fest Derby presented by JM Family Enterprises. In addition to the race, the event includes KID Olympics, carnival games, music, food and more. 1-4 p.m. at Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale (race begins at 3:30 p.m.). Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 at www.duckfestderby.org; they are also available for purchase at the race. Free to attend. 954390-7620, www.kidinc.org.
-17 17th Annual Garden Festival & Bonsai Show, featuring a bonsai show by the Broward Bonsai Society, along with a variety of plant and landscape experts, with plants, supplies, garden art and accessories for sale. Kids can enjoy the Kids Garden Zone, with fun gardening projects and a butterfly pavilion. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. $18, adults; $10, ages 4-11; $15, seniors and college students; 3 and under are free. 954-473-2955, www. flamingogardens.org.
-18 ArtiGras, a threeday fine arts festival featuring art exhibitions, artist demonstrations, kids’ art activities, a beer garden, painting lessons, a youth art competition, live music and much more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday; at Abacoa Town Center, Jupiter. $6 in advance, $10 at the gate, children 12 and under free. 561-748-3946, www.artigras.org.
-18 Big Cypress Gallery Open House, a rare opportunity to meet famed photographer Clyde Butcher and his wife, Niki, for the 20th anniversary celebration of the
Big Cypress Gallery. Enjoy familyfriendly activities throughout the weekend, including speakers, guided wet swamp walks and more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reservations required for wet swamp walk ($50, adult; $25, child). 52388 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee. 239-695-2428, www. clydebutcherbigcypressgallery.com.
Have lunch with Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss at the Reflections of Hope Luncheon, benefiting the Welcome Home Program and mental health services at Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service. 11 a.m. at Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton. Tickets start at $118. 561-852-5013, www.ruthralesjfs.org.
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, www.211-broward. org.
-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, www. bocaCDE.com.
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entertainment and a silent auction at the 5th Annual Fancy Jeans Party, sponsored by the Wasie Foundation and benefiting the Jessica June Children’s Cancer Foundation. 6-10 p.m. at Passion Nightclub at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood. $50 in advance, $65 at the door; $100, VIP tickets in advance; $125 at the door. 954-712-6322, www.jjccf.org.
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The Red Party, sponsored by Broward Pulse, the young professionals division of the American Heart Association of Broward County, featuring an open bar, food, a live auction and entertainment. 8-11 p.m. at the W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. $100. www.browardpulse.org.
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“Entirely Entertaining,” a luncheon, silent auction and social to benefit the Bonnet House Alliance. 11 a.m. at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, 900 Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. $100. 954-563-5393, www.bonnethouse.org.
The Kids In Distress Auxiliary hosts “Giovanni and Daniela’s Wedding,” a fun and interactive themed dinner gala where guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. 6 p.m. at Bonaventure Resort & Spa, Weston. $150. 954-881-4582, www. giovannianddaniela.com.
23rd Annual Walk for the Animals, the Humane Society of Broward County’s largest annual fundraiser, at Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the 1.25mile walk begins at 10 a.m. The family-friendly activities include a bounce house, face painting, a complimentary pancake breakfast and live entertainment. Participants can register and create a personal fundraising page at www. Walk4theAnimals.com; those who raise $150 receive a walk T-shirt and dog bandana. 954-266-6817, www.walk4foranimals.com.
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No matter how large your house, if it isn’t organized it can look chaotic and cluttered.
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Shining star Hollywood Glam isn’t over. The trend has just morphed into new designs with partially shiny surfaces such as this chest from Hooker Furniture’s Melange Collection. The six-drawer chest, sure to be a designer favorite, is constructed with hardwood solids in a dark merlot finish with antique mirrored fronts, large silver ring pulls and wallpapered interior. Suggested retail is $899. Available from Brown’s Interior Design, 4501 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-368-2703, www.brownsinteriors.com.
Casual chic Ca Pau Deen is doing more than cooking southern specialties and putting her name Paula on cookware. She has a home furniture collection for Universal Furniture billed as “a fresh fres take on today’s comfortable lifestyles.” This Door Chest (50 inches wide by 21 inc inches deep by 50 inches high) is crafted of hardwood solids and cherry veneers and has twist-turned posts and custom hardware. The five drawers, including drop front top dra drawer for video storage and shutter door hiding adjustable shelves, provide plenty of roo room to store your stuff. Suggested retail is $1,795. It is available at Baers (see ww www.baers.com for locations) and Macy’s (see www.macys.com for locations).
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home décor Walls that wow If you don’t have a lot of books but love to display photos and art pieces you collected, a custom wall unit like this one can be the answer. You can add the color of your choice to the background and decide whether to have floating shelves, hidden storage or open boxes for display. The acrylic unit shown has tandem touch latch systems and long-lasting LED lights. Price available on request. Available at Holbrook Design and Remodeling Group, 5065 Mark Drive, Boynton Beach, 561-305-8747. Commanding closet Closet cabinetry can be as upscale and detailed as you wish. This storage system is finished in wood and custom painted with two coats of primer, two finish coats and one coat of sealer. Custom options include double hanging, long hanging and mid length hanging; his and her double dressers with glass finished countertop; overhead lighting and a power outlet to charge cell phones; upper cabinets with LED interior lighting strips to light shelves from the front; shoe shelves with an angled front lip; jewelry drawers with velvet inserts and light boxes that extend over the hanging to light up the outer shoulder area of the garments. Price available upon request. Available at Closet Wizzard, 1395 NW 17th Ave. #105, Delray Beach, 561-265-0075, www.closetwizzard.com.
Murphy’s good law Murphy has gotten a bad rap for things that go wrong. One of the things that is right is a Murphy Bed such as this unit in Mocha Melamine with High Gloss Zebrawood. This custom creation has recessed lighting, frosted glass and sliding bookshelves to hide the bed when it is not in use. Price available upon request. Available at Beyond Closets, 405 N. Congress Ave., Delray Beach, 561-278-6183, www.beyondclosets.net.
Dreamy closet Don’t worry if your home didn’t have a large closet in the original plan. If you have the space, you can have a custom closet. This Plurimo system can be custom sized to fit any space. Name the number of slots you need for your Jimmy Choo shoes and Michael Kors bags. Decide on drawers, shelves and pull-down hangers. If you need an exterior door, you can chose from high gloss, matte wood, glass or mirrored. Price upon request. Available at Sklar Furnishings, 6300 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561-862-0800, www.sklarfurnishings.com.
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design This Boca Raton oceanfront condo features a tray ceiling with coffered detail that matches the serene blue color palette of the room. Different finishes and plush fabrics create a harmonious and relaxing ambience.
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edrooms have become sanctuaries – havens to escape the pressures of life and the demands of our children. In South Florida, master bedrooms can be more than 500 square feet – the size of an efficiency apartment. They are designed with morning kitchens so we can make coffee and toast without leaving the room, chaises for reading, and upholstered headboards to comfortably watch large flat-screen televisions. Check out the varying styles of five designers who captured the ideal sensuous bedrooms to get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day.
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Designer: James Goodman Photographer: Dan Forer
omfort in a sensuous bedroom is not limited to the thread count of your sheets or the quality of your mattress, according to James Goodman. Think seeing as well as feeling. “It has to be relaxing,” Goodman says. “It should have visual comfort. When you're in bed you should have something to look at in case the two of you aren’t talking. If you look at a blank ceiling, how dull is that?” Ceilings in his clients’ beachfront condo in Boca Raton are the antithesis of dull. The tray ceiling has coffered detail painted blue in the bedroom and white in the adjacent dressing area. Both are accented with up lighting in the cove molding. Goodman faced a challenge because it was an older condo with only an 8-foot-3-inch ceiling. The solution was SpacePak, a small-duct, high-velocity central air-conditioning system that could fit in the seven-inch soffit. No air-conditioning vents are visible; all returns are hidden in the drapery pockets. The clients, a mature married couple with grandchildren, were looking for a traditional style.
Goodman gave them an eclectic mix of traditional, such as the Regency-style desk from Thomasville’s Ernest Hemingway Collection; and a tropical style stacking chest from Lane Venture’s Excursions Collection. “These pieces are relatively inexpensive,” he says. “Any designer knows how to spend a lot of money. I don’t buy things according to the name. I select on what it costs and what it looks like. I spend a lot of time in consignment galleries and buy a lot of my accessories there.” The walls are covered in grass cloth, which has made a comeback from its heyday in the 1970s. The floors are hand-scraped wood with Berber area rugs to define the spaces. Draperies are simple cotton with a mattress-ticking stripe. “I like to look at the interaction of a couple in the bedroom,” Goodman says. “We are making a set for your life and who you are.”
Designer James Goodman defined areas of the room with Berber rugs and mixed styles such as the Regency desk and the tropical stacking chest in a Boca Raton condo.
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atricia Kukes envisions a sensuous bedroom as glamorous and elegant with luxurious materials. “It is not hard edged,” she says. “It is romantic, soft edged and inviting with soft colors.” The colors she used in a single-family home at Frenchman’s Creek Beach and Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens are whites, pale blues and green. Walls are pale blue with cream trim. “They were a relatively new marriage, and they wanted their bedroom to be sensuous and romantic,” Kukes says. “The wife was more involved than the husband. She wanted the room to be somewhat feminine without being ridiculous, nothing over the top and somewhat understated.” The French bed, with carved frame and ball-foot front legs, is upholstered with raffia. A transitional Oscar de la Renta Trellis Dining Chair is pulled up to a clean-lined modern desk. Sheers with a dotted Swiss motif can be closed during the day for privacy. The draperies are silk cabana stripe. The area rug is a pale French Aubusson. A separate seating area features two matching chairs, a table for drinks and a round ottoman. The clear Crowder Design chandelier is a takeoff on Murano glass. “It is easier not to mix styles,’ says Kukes, “but it is more interesting and current to do it.” Kukes + Simons Interiors, 131 NW 13th St. # 37, Boca Raton, 561-391-7980, www.kukessimons.com.
Patricia Kukes selected soft colors and luxurious fabrics to create a romantic vibe in this Palm Beach Gardens bedroom. The seating area provides a place to prop up your feet and relax.
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Steven Zelman designed a bed with upholstered headboard set against a 3-D panel as the focal point in this contemporary 520-square-foot bedroom in a Sunny Isles Beach condo for a bachelor client.
Designer: Steven Zelman Photographer: Barry Grossman
teven Zelman sees one word as the key to a sensuous bedroom – comfort. “Comfort is relative to the client,” he says. “If someone is very TV oriented, they need a comfortable headboard with big pillows. Someone more cosmopolitan wants clean lines.” Zelman’s client, a single man from Philadelphia, wanted both. Walls were knocked down to expand the master bedroom to 520 square feet in his penthouse condo on Sunny Isles Beach. The L-shaped room contains a comfortable leather chaise where he can enjoy a drink and watch television, or with the push of a button the television swings out to watch from the bed. The palette is neutral. Sheer curtains have a brown silk band on the bottom to echo the walnut floor. During the day, blackout shades can be drawn to watch television, and at night the sheers can be shut to have city lights twinkle through them. “It makes it more romantic when you shut the shades and still have the light,” Zelman says. The most unique aspect of the room is the custom bed with a 54-inch-high tufted and crushed velvet headboard against a wall of 3-D panels made of composite material. The same material is used on the wall behind the television to tie the room together. Another sensuous aspect is the wall and ceiling treatments, which are done in light silver Venetian stucco. The sliding-glass door is etched glass from Bartels. When opened, the glass in front of the wall makes the opening appear as if it is 12 feet wide, Zelman says. Lichi-Zelman Style Interiors, 3430 N. Andrews Ave. Extension, Pompano Beach, 954-726-0899, www.lichi-zelmanstyle.com.
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ack Fhillips says the focus in a sensuous bedroom should be the bed. Above all, a sensuous bedroom should not look like a hotel room, which he rejects as an “over-used trend.” His clients wanted interiors that fit the country French exterior of their home on Palm Beach Island and their bedroom to be pretty and soft. Fhillips says the best place to start is buying the best linens you can afford. His choice? Pratesi. The sheets don’t have to match the bed covering, but he prefers coordinating shams and accent pillows. And he loves unusual beds such as this metal bed with a gatepost finish. “I love interesting beds, and they are getting harder to find,” he says. “The whole industry is heading toward upholstered headboards. To me, an upholstered headboard is the last resort.” This room has a feminine feel because of the bed skirt and ruffled shams, but it has male appeal with the brown and beige colors and the hunting toile motif on accent pillows. A comfortable chaise with side table make a welcoming place to read or relax. “To me, this bedroom is a great place to come after a long hard day and curl up under the duvet and have a cup of tea and a wonderful book and hope there is someone curling up next to you,” Fhillips says. “I think for the most part bedrooms should be so soft that they barely make a dent in the eye. They should have beautiful things that flow and nothing that shocks or jars.” Jack Fhillips Design, 2611 Mercer Ave., West Palm Beach, 561-659-4459, www.jfhillipsdesign.com. Jack Fhillips believes an out of the ordinary bed should be the focal point and it should be dressed with the finest linens you can afford. This home on Palm Beach island features a metal bed with a gatepost finish. The comfortable chaise is another essential element for reading and relaxing.
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Designer: Eloise Kubli Photographer: Kim Sargent
or Eloise Kubli, it’s the layering of finishes such as silks, velvet, shimmery glass and metal that gives a bedroom a luxurious, sensuous feeling. Her clients, who married later in life, requested a bedroom that was serene, peaceful and relaxing for their home at Plantation’s Hawks Landing. It was originally a spec home and the clients liked her work and hired her. Kubli covered the walls and ceiling with LusterStone, a decorative architectural troweled coating from Faux Effects in light blue. When the lights are low or candles light the room, the finish shimmers. Tray ceilings have recessed lighting on a dimmer above the crown molding. “It is step down from Venetian Plaster and gives it the same kind of look,” Kubli says. “It has a very romantic, very sexy finish that I love to use in the bedroom and bathroom. It gives a feeling of serenity.”
The 575-square-foot bedroom has a separate French Art Deco seating area and a morning kitchen with microwave, was Eloise Kubli’s inspiration for refrigerator, coffee pot and sink. The custom king-sized bed in maple features a this 575-squarefoot bedroom in headboard and footboard upholstered in tufted velvet. Planation’s Hawks The bedding is silk and velvet in neutral tones with Landing. The walls accent pillows in leopard print, which is echoed in the and ceiling are given leopard throw in the seating area. a romantic shine Copper leaf stools sit on top of the clients’ shag with LusterStone, rug. Embroidered silk draperies give added texture a faux finish that and subtle detail with a circular pattern. The mirrored shimmers when the lights are low. demi-lune table provides additional shimmer. “I get a little bit of a French Art Deco feeling in this room,” Kubli says. “My client grew up in Paris. I had recently come back from a continuing-education trip in France and got inspired by the trip.” A former garage in this Davie home was transformed into a Collective Construction & Design, 102 NW 100th
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JACK OF ALL TRADES Jack Fhillips, the Palm Beach designer known for his “old money” look, has added a new furniture collection to his portfolio of designs that range from condos to an $81 million yacht. Fhillips created a namesake collection of 28 pieces for E.J. Victor, a quality furniture company that also features collections by Ralph Lauren and Palm Beach designer Allison Palladino. The partnership began when Fhillips needed a lot of furniture fast for a job up north. A friend recommended he order from E.J. Victor because of its reputation for quality and finishes. He worked closely with the company’s designers on this job. They liked what he did and proposed that he design a furniture line. “It is sensuous, sexy and has the right scale,” Fhillips says. “So much furniture today looks like it’s on steroids. It is not puffed up so it can be used in a New York apartment.” Some standouts in the collection are the Gloria Chase (starting at $3,747), the Lincoln Night Stand ($2,097) and the Michael Accent Chair ($2,625). For information go to www.ejvictor.com. — Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
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This one-of-a-kind castle — complete with moat — sits on approximately 14 acres that include a private lake and royal gardens. Wrought iron and wooden privacy gates open to a tree-lined drive that leads to the 19,222-squarefoot, three-story estate, known as Chateau Artisan, located at 25791 SW 167th Ave., Miami. The property features eight bedrooms, five full and five half baths, a spacious custom kitchen, game room, home theater, wine cellar, black granite-tiled pool and Jacuzzi, koi pond, boat house and barbecue gazebo. The estate’s architectural details include vaulted, 40-foot ceilings; arched doorways, decorative wrought-iron railings, chrome-and-iron chandeliers and 59 pairs of French doors. $10.9 million. Contact Judy and Nathan Zeder at Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Inc. 305-613-5550, www.allmiamirealestate.com. —Robyn A. Friedman
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18-kt. white gold Laetitia earrings, with round, pear-shaped and squarecut diamonds, square-cut pink sapphires and red spinels, round Mandarin garnets, one cushion-cut pink spinel, one oval-cut blue spinel and two oval-cut pink spinels, price upon request, from the Palais de la Chance collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boca Raton.
18-kt. rose gold chandelier earrings, with rubies, pink sapphires and brilliant-cut round black and white diamonds, price upon request, from Daoudâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale.
18-kt. yellow and white gold ring, with natural emerald-cut yellow diamond in whitediamond setting, price upon request, from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale.
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18-kt. white gold necklace, with brilliantcut round, white and brown diamonds, price upon request, from Daoudâ€™s Fine Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale.
18-kt. white gold earrings, with blue sapphires and brilliant-cut round diamonds, price upon request, from the PrivĂŠ Collection at King Jewelers, Aventura.
18-kt. white gold bracelet, with blue sapphires and diamonds, price upon request, from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale.
18-kt. white and yellow gold Coeur de Papillon ring, with round diamonds, blue and violet sapphires, black lacquer and one heart-shaped yellow diamond, price upon request, from the Palais de la Chance collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boca Raton.
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eye on style 18-kt. yellow gold ring, with rubies, pink sapphires and brilliant-cut round white diamonds, price upon request, from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry, Fort Lauderdale.
18-kt. white gold Plumes de Martin-Pêcheur necklace, with round diamonds, sapphires, black spinels, Paraiba-like tourmalines and two pear-shaped sapphires, price on request, from the Palais de la Chance collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boca Raton.
18-kt. rose gold Chopard Happy 8 watch, with diamond bezel, $20,010, from Weston Jewelers.
18-kt. yellow gold Chopard Imperiale earrings, with amethysts, $3,450, from Weston Jewelers. 18-kt. pink gold cocktail ring, with pink sapphires and diamonds, $7,250, from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale. 18-kt. white and pink gold Chardon Secret ring, with baguettecut diamonds, round violet and blue sapphires, baguette-cut violet sapphires and one oval-cut pink sapphire, price upon request, from the Palais de la Chance collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boca Raton.
18-kt. white gold earrings, with rubies and brilliant-cut round and marquise-cut diamonds, price upon request, from the Privé Collection at King Jewelers, Aventura.
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Peridot silk devore faux wrap bias top and skirt, $860, from Sara Mique, Coconut Creek.
18-kt. yellow gold ring, with coral and diamonds, $10,800, from Windsor Diamonds, Fort Lauderdale.
Teal lace dress and matching bolero, $650, from Sara Mique, Coconut Creek.
18-kt. rose gold cocktail necklace by Bulgari Parentesi, with various gem stones, price upon request, from Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale.
Pink and sapphire ombre silk sequined dress, $935, from Sara Mique, Coconut Creek.
SHOPPING GUIDE Daoudâ€™s Fine Jewelry, 2473 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-565-2734, www.daouds.com. King Jewelers, 18265 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, 305-935-4900, www.kings1912.com. Levinson Jewelers, 888 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-462-8880, www.levinsonjewelers.com. Van Cleef & Arpels, 308 North Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561-955-8802, www.vancleefandarpels.com. Weston Jewelers, 1728 Main St., Weston, 954-389-7990, www.westonjewelers.com. Windsor Diamonds, 1344 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale, 954-523-0817, www.windsordiamondsonline.com. Sara Mique, Showroom/Studio at 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Suite B6, Coconut Creek, 954-531-6800, www.saramique.com.
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The weekend’s activities begin with the Bonhams Automobile & Memorabilia Auction preview, Automobile Art Show, and “The Collector Car Market – The Past Five Years, and the Five Years to Come” seminar moderated by Keith Martin with panelists Paul Sable, Tom duPont, Bill Rothermel, Dave Kinney, and Wayne Carini at the Boca Raton Resort & Club followed by the duPont Registry Live Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport. The Hangar Party offers guests a chance to experience select gourmet tastings from more than 20 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and peruse a fine display of exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircrafts, luxury motor coaches, premier vendors, and more.
The day will begin with the Bonhams Automobile & Memorabilia Auction and Automobile Art Show. 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.
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ob Newhart says he can’t explain his luck – what he calls his charmed life. The iconic comedian, who marks his first appearance at Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Feb. 23, has been charming audiences for years – first as a Grammy winner for his comedy albums, then a beloved television and film star. We talk with Newhart and his wife of 50 years, Ginnie, about their life together, his career and the secret of his deadpan success. We’ll also join contributing editor Lori Capullo on a slow tour of Weston, west Broward’s fast-growing city; check into some five-star eco-friendly getaways; meet tastemaking chefs, sommeliers and restaurateurs influencing South Florida’s dining scene and drop in on three familyowned wineries worth getting to know.
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Iconic comedian Bob Newhart, the featured entertainer at this year's Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance, reveals fearsome and fortunate secrets to milestone anniversaries. BY ELIZABETH RAHE
ilestones have been whizzing by for Bob Newhart. The comedian – who marks his first appearance at Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance on Feb. 23 – recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the hit sitcom Newhart, the 40th anniversary of the hit sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, and the 50th anniversary of his triple-Grammy win for his two career-launching Button-Down Mind comedy albums and as Best New Artist. Then there’s the real accomplishment: the 50th anniversary of his marriage to Ginnie last month. The secret of his success, if you ask him, is a combination of luck and fear.
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”I think fear has kept us together. That’s the secret of a long 2006 memoir I Shouldn’t Even en marriage,” he says with his familiar dry delivery. He’s on the phone Be Doing This! (Hyperion). “Then en from his Bel Air, Calif., home, yet one can imagine the deadpan face I was offered an eye-popping g that accompanies it. $2,000 a week to play Harrah’ss He can’t explain his luck – what he calls his charmed life. He in Lake Tahoe. I wondered whatt grew up in a working-class community on Chicago’s West Side. His the catch was. Do they beat you comedic journey started after college and military service in the between shows?” mid-’50s, while he was working as an accountant, swapping offbeat, Soon he had his own variety role-playing phone conversations with a friend. They eventually program on NBC – the singlerecorded their routines and sold them to radio stations – at a loss season The Bob Newhart Show of $18 per week. His friend moved on with his life, but Newhart kept – and he was juggling standup working on his bits, which eventually led to a man-on-the-street TV engagements, movie roles show in Chicago and – his big break in 1961 – The Button-Down (Hell Is for Heroes, Catch-22) The cast of the ‘70s sitcom Mind of Bob Newhart album, followed quickly by The Button-Down and TV appearances (The The Bob Newhart Show Mind Strikes Back. Tonight Show Starring Johnny “After the album broke, my price for performing standup Carson 87 times). The Bob Newhart whart skyrocketed from basically zero to $500 a week,” he wrote in his Show sitcom ran from 1972-1978 978 and d Newhart N h t from f 1982-1990. He received The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2002. To this day Newhart’s career is a source of wonder to him – mixed with some residual fear. “It’s like you’re walking down the street and you turn the corner and hear this big crash … a safe has fallen 15 floors and just missed you. That’s kind of the way I feel sometimes. It could’ve all not happened,” he says. Referencing his start as an accountant, he adds, “I probably would have gone with Enron, and I’d probably be in prison now.” His dark portrayal of good fortune may seem incongruous, but it’s that ability to turn circumstances inside-out – along with his stammering style and intelligent, clean humor – that have made him a comedy legend, and some of his comedy routines legendary. His most famous bits are conversations with imagined characters in which Newhart plays the straight man. There’s the one about Abe Lincoln’s press agent trying to convince him not to shave his beard or revise the Gettysburg Address. You changed “four score and seven” to “eighty-seven”? … I understand it means the same thing, Abe. That’s meant to be a grabber. … Abe, we test-marketed that in Erie, and they went out of their minds. Then there’s the novice Empire State Building security guard phoning in a problem not covered in the guard manual – a King Kong infestation. I looked under unauthorized personnel and people without passes and apes and apes’ toes. … Apes and apes’ toes, yes sir. There’s an ape’s toe sticking through the window, sir… Although he includes classic routines in his act, he describes his current comedy as “observations on what a weird place this is we inhabit” – and he is constantly on the lookout for these absurdities. “I have said that all comedians do is we watch you people in the audience. You give us all the material we’ll ever need the rest of our lives, and then you pay us to do you. You should just watch each other and pass the money back and forth and leave us out of it all together.” At age 83 Newhart still does around 20 standup dates a year, and he’s not about to quit. He recently performed in Carmel, Calif. – it was a very good night, he says – and he recalls talking to Ginnie on the drive back to the hotel. “I said to her, ‘Why would anybody want to stop
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Classic Newhart, classy cars highlight Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance returns for a seventh year Feb. 22-24, paying homage to antique, vintage, classic and new exotic cars and motorcycles while raising funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Tickets and information: 954-5371010, www.bocaCDE.com. Feb. 22 - DuPont Registry Live! Hangar Party at the Boca Raton Airport, $100. Enjoy an evening of tastings from 20-plus South Florida restaurants, wine tastings, live entertainment and cocktails amid exotic cars, custom motorcycles, extravagant boats, private jets, vintage aircraft and luxury motor coaches. Feb. 23 - Gala Dinner Auction & Show at the Boca Raton Resort & Club featuring a performance by comedy icon Bob Newhart; tickets start at $500. Guests at this black-tie-optional event will enjoy a cocktail hour and silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction with new exotic cars, one-of-a-kind trips, luxury jewelry and more. Feb. 24 - Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition at the Boca Raton Resort & Club; $50; Gourmet-VIP, $100. The main event features a competition of some of the finest vintage, antique and classic automobiles and motorcycles ever built. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy gourmet food and fine wines from 30 South Florida restaurants at the Concours d’Gourmet Pavilion.
doing that?’ What do you say? ‘Yeah, I’m really tired of making people laugh. I’m going to stop doing it.’ ” Newhart considers performing comedy a rare privilege, as well as a responsibility. “I have a feeling when you go up on Judgment Day and they say, ‘What did you do?’ And you say, ‘I made people laugh,’ maybe they’ll say, ‘Get in that real short line over there.’ ” Still, he says, every show is challenging. “The minute you feel comfortable and don’t worry – bang – it gets up and hits you. I wouldn’t know how to walk through a show. Every audience is a challenge, and when you get through and it’s been good, it’s just a great feeling.” Since Newhart wrapped in 1990, he has continued to get acting roles, including film appearances in Elf and Horrible Bosses, TNT’s The Librarian movies and guest-star stints on ER (for which he received an Emmy nomination), Desperate Housewives and NCIS. In addition, The Bob Newhart Show sitcom reruns are on MeTV (weeknights, 10:30 p.m.). He enjoys being able to pick and choose his roles and dates, having time to spend with the couple’s four grown children and soon-to-be 10 grandchildren as well as with close friends, including comedians Don Rickles and Tim Conway and actor Mike Connors (Mannix). Newhart couldn’t pass up the offer to play a retired medical examiner on NCIS. Ginnie got hooked on the series when she was as recovering from a 2009 liver transplant due e to cancer. He is thankful for a saving grace e in her case because, after the surgery, y, doctors found a tiny spot of cancer in her lung. If they had found it before, she would not have been a candidate for a transplant. “That’s scary and at the same time you go, wow,” he says. “Luckily she got the transplant and she’s in great health.” Although Newhart jokes about fear being the secret to a long marriage, he says the real key is humor. “As crazy as comedians The cast of the ‘80s sitcom Newhart are supposed to be, they have the longest marriages in show business – Jack Benny, George Burns, Buddy Hackett, kett, Danny Thomas. As long as you can laugh it will get you over those rough h h times. i I think that’s kind of what comedians do – we help people get past the rough times.” Over the past 50 years, it is likely legions of fans have weathered rough times with laughs from Newhart’s comedy. There’s no doubt he and his biggest fan can thank laughter – and maybe a shot of fear – for their 50-year matrimonial gig. ●
Feb. 22 & 23 - Automobile, Motorcycle, Memorabilia & Jewelry Auction by Bonhams to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, Boca Raton Resort & Club, 212-461-6515, www.bonhams.com. Newhart played psychologist Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show.
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Newhart’s real-life wife dishes on the first 50 years
BY ELIZABETH RAHE
ob Newhart had two famous TV wives, Suzanne Pleshette in The Bob Newhart Show and Mary Frann in Newhart. Show business is also responsible for his real-life marriage, which recently hit the 50-year mark. Bob, a Chicago native, and Ginnie, a New Yorker, met on a blind date in 1962 set up by comedian Buddy Hackett in Los Angeles. Ginnie, who babysat for Hackett’s children, remembers it vividly. “Buddy came back one day and said in his own inimitable way, ‘I met this young guy and his name is Bobby Newhart, and he’s a comic and he’s Catholic and you’re Catholic, and I think maybe you should marry each other,’ ” she says. They had dinner and played pool at the Hackett’s home. However, Ginnie, whose father was character actor Bill Quinn, was determined not to marry into show business. “I didn’t want to marry an actor who didn’t get a paycheck every week … but it turned out fine,” she said, laughing. “I guess it was meant to be.” They were married Jan. 12, 1963. While Bob was out shooting TV shows and movies and doing his standup act, Ginnie kept life going in their Bel Air home with their four children, although the family often joined him on the road, especially for long summer stints at nightclubs in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe. “When I look back I think how glamorous and what fun – playing Tahoe when Bill Harrah owned the hotel. Bob has said, ‘If I didn’t have to do those two damn shows a night, it would have been great,’” she says. We caught up with the straight-talking Ginnie Newhart to get the inside story on her husband and their 50 years together. How would you describe your husband? What you see is what you get. He’s shy, quiet. He doesn’t say much unless he has something to say. His humor is subtle. It comes out sometimes in … uh …very strange ways. I have often said, ‘You’ve really fooled the public because they think you’re nice, clean-cut.’ But there’s a sick side to his sense of humor, which has probably gotten us through some rough spots. Some of it is pretty … bawdy? Some of it is … sick. Can you share a story? I knew you were going to ask that. No, I can’t. He cleans it up for his act.Yes, he does. What has kept your marriage strong? I don’t know whether it’s our generation – divorce was just not in our vocabulary. Like anybody we had fights, and we had some pretty good ones. But I was never
happy being apart from him, and he was never happy being apart from me. When we both cooled down I’d say, ‘I’m miserable,’ and he’d say, ‘I’m miserable. OK, let’s end this.’ I really respect him. I respect the way he’s led his life. I respect his professional choices, his personal choices. I respect his opinions and his intellect. I just respect him as a man. I think he’s a very good person. By the way, I will deny this to him. I will say, ‘I never said that.’ You have said he’s a very patient man. Yes he is. He would have to be being married to me for 50 years. I’m a little bit more New York, and he is definitely Midwest. Most New Yorkers are not retiring and shy. How did you keep your family grounded? We did try to lead a pretty normal life – whatever that is. … I think it’s who you pick as friends. As you probably know, we are very close with the Rickles. Barbara and I knew each other before we even met our husbands. Believe it or not, Bob and Don are very much alike. They work differently onstage, but offstage they’re a little bit alike. One is Catholic, one’s Jewish … but they have the same kind of values, and we did things with our kids. We didn’t move with the fast group. I’m sure we were considered a little bit – especially in the ’80s – a little bit on the square side. What’s a perfect evening with Bob? It depends on the energy we have. A special evening would be with friends, to go out for great food, but then other times I’m very happy being home. We’ve traveled so much in our lives that we kind of like being home. You’ve said going through your liver cancer and transplant brought you closer. How so? We both appreciate what we have so much more. We appreciate our alone time – just being the two of us. Of course, it makes you more aware of your mortality and how many days you might have left. We have fun together, now more so than ever. Just going with him to the deli can be fun. Is he a good grandfather? [She laughs.] Yes he is. He is 83 years old. [Ginnie is 72.] Our youngest, Asher [age 4], was visiting with his brother, Griffin , for two weeks. When they got home their dad asked Asher, ‘Did you have a great time at Yaya and Poppy’s?’ And he said, ‘Oh yeah, I saw the cousins, and we went out to dinner and Yaya and Poppy babysat for us,’ and then he said, ‘Poppy really doesn’t do much … but then, he’s very old.’ I guess what he was referring to is that Poppy doesn’t run around the house chasing him and throwing him up in the air – which he doesn’t. ●
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When “Leaky” Valves Are at the Heart of the Problem Your heart has four valves. They open during a heartbeat so that the blood can flow from one chamber to another and close to make sure that blood can’t leak back out. Mitral regurgitation occurs when the valve between the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart does not close properly. Mitral regurgitation can be caused by progressive structural changes in the leaflets of the mitral valve, certain infectious diseases and some heart attacks. Mitral valve prolapse is a structural abnormality of the valve where the leaflets have extra tissue and are displaced from their normal position (too far backward). A small percentage of patients with mitral valve prolapse will eventually develop regurgitation. “Symptoms of mitral regurgitation include shortness of breath or difficulty catching your breath (especially with exertion), palpitations that feel like rapid or irregular heartbeats, and swelling of the feet and ankles, said Edward B. Savage, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida. “Other symptoms are weakness or dizziness, and increasing fatigue.” An important part of the diagnosis is recent medical history. During a physical examination, your doctor may look for fluid in the lungs, an enlarged heart, or a heart murmur, which is the sound made when blood moves through a stiff or leaky valve. Your doctor may suggest further testing for evaluation. The test to diagnose mitral regurgitation is an echocardiogram. Sound waves are aimed at the heart allowing a detailed picture of the structure of the valves, allowing the assessment of leaks. The strength of the heart muscle can also be assessed. Sometimes a higher resolution echocardiogram is needed to accurately assess the mitral valve. This is performed by passing a sound-generating transducer into the esophagus. This study is a TEE or transesophageal echocardiogram.
Not all leaky valves require surgery. If the leak is mild or moderate, it is usually treated with medication and close follow-up. However, if the leak is severe, even if there are no clear symptoms, surgery is often needed. Sometimes patients who believe they have no symptoms actually do, but have adapted to their limitations.
Edward D. Savage, MD Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
The only treatment currently available for severe mitral regurgitation is surgery. It is important to treat the problem before the heart has lost significant functional capacity. In most cases the valve can be repaired (>80%). Studies show that mitral valve repair results in: • better long-term survival • more preservation of heart function • lower risk of complications If the valve can be repaired, no long-term use of blood thinners (anticoagulants) is required. Some valves cannot be repaired and require replacement. Whether repaired or replaced, most patients experience dramatic improvement in symptoms and functional status. Nearly all isolated mitral valve repairs or replacements can be performed using a minimally invasive approach through a 2-3-inch incision on the right side of the chest. The doctors at Cleveland Clinic Florida are experts with extensive experience who specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with simple and complex heart valve disease. For more information, visit clevelandclinicﬂorida.org/heart or for an appointment with a Cleveland Clinic specialist, call 800.639.DOCTOR.
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ESTON IF YOU KNOW WESTON ONLY FROM THE EXIT SIGN ON THE INTERSTATE, YOU DON’T KNOW WESTON. COME ALONG FOR A SLOW TOUR OF WEST BROWARD’S FAST-GROWING CITY BY LORI CAPULLO ● PHOTOGRAPHY GINNY DIXON
or more than 20 years, I’ve lived about a five-minute drive from Weston. Many times I’d driven through it, met with clients at offices there, enjoyed the occasional dinner with friends (at Myung Ga, a fabulous Korean barbecue joint on Weston Road in particular), and visited my optometrist’s office in the Weston Town Center. But even though every time I’d visit I would resolve to return on a day when I had free time to meander and seek out the experiences I was sure I’d been missing — fresh boutiques and interesting little eateries, first and foremost — somehow my car always bypassed the exit off Interstate 75 and continued on auto-pilot to the same (tired) old places I’d always gone before.
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Mitch's Westside Bagels Christian Audigier at Marcella's at the Weston Town Center
“little slice of Brooklyn” — as evidenced by the vibe inside, where Then one day, I made up my mind and just did it. Even though Weston was established as a city 17 years ago, I many of the servers have the accent and the walls are adorned still think of it as “new.” But the main reason residents — not just of with framed photos of Coney Island and the like — the place has Weston, but also from the surrounding towns of Pembroke Pines, a casual, homey atmosphere and a long-as-your-leg menu with Davie and Cooper City — venture over and enjoy spending time everything from lox and bagel platters to omelets and piled-high there is that it’s an idyllic environment in which to run errands, shop sandwiches. It’s nearly impossible to leave without passing by the at leisure, revel in a day (or couple of hours) of beauty, or enjoy counter to score a bag of bagels and a knish or two to go. Right next door, walk through the doors of Acquolina Ristorante an evening out, whether it be with the family or à deux. Rolling stretches of emerald lawns, rows of palm trees and meticulously Italiano and you’ll encounter another kind of family atmosphere, manicured landscaping in the public areas punctuated by dancing where the elegant décor belies the familiar tone of the banter between fountains make for an alluring backdrop, whether you need to the many regular customers and the owners, who serve gigantic portions — it’s family-style, after all — of homemade pastas with conduct business or just hit the stores. The mix here is eclectic: Fortune 500 companies operate among every type of sauce you can think of, along with the house specialty, owner-operated boutiques and restaurants, with a warehouse pollo scarpariello “Acquolina,” a hearty amalgam of garlicky chicken thrown in here and a hotel there. It’s also the home of Cleveland with sausage, broccoli, peppers, onions and roasted potatoes. You’ll Clinic Florida, Broward Health Weston and the Miami Children’s fill up and still bring home enough for two nights of leftovers. Note: Hospital Dan Marino Center. And then there are the everyday Dine al fresco on the waterside terrace in the evening; you’ll be able to take in the twinkling lights of the city reflecting on the lake and attractions: the shops, restaurants and salons. It’s always a good choice to start the day at Mitch’s Westside forget for a moment that you’re not on vacation. It’s interesting to note that Acquolina also has a location in Bagels, which you might never spot if you didn’t know it was tucked in The Waterways Shoppes II just off Weston Road. Billed as a Aventura. I say that because once many businesses that do have
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IF YOU GO
Weston Town Center
Myung Ga Tofu & Barbecue 1944 Weston Road 954-349-7337
Mitch’s Westside Bagels 2310 Weston Road 954-446-6446 www.mitchswestsidebagels.com
Acquolina Ristorante Italiano 2320 Weston Road 954-389-1880 www.acquolinaweston.com
Town Center Optometry 1673 Market St. 954-384-0266 www.optometrists.org/ towncenteroptometry
Barbara Palacios 1677 Market St. 954-385-0155
The Cheese Course 1679 Market St. 954-384-8183 www.thecheesecourse.com
Fiorelli 1718 Main St. 954-659-8566
Via Moda 1720 Main St. 954-217-1475 www.viamoda.com
Marcella’s Fashions 1729 Main St. 954-217-7272 www.facebook.com/ Marcellasfashion
outposts in more metropolitan areas, like Miami, get a taste of Weston, they seem to decide that they either want to have a foot in or relocate there all together. Even optometrist Harvey Mazer moved his longtime North Miami Beach practice to Weston Town Center about four years ago. His office not only offers state-of-the-art, high-tech exam equipment and that Weston-esque customer service — patients are commonly only on a firstname basis with the staff, which is the case at Westside de Bagels, Bagels too — there’s a fabulous counter chockablock with designer sunglasses and frames where you can try on every last one until you find the style that suits you, without annoying the person who’s serving you. Very un-South Florida, and very refreshing, indeed. And speaking of Weston Town Center, on the corner of Royal Palm and Bonaventure boulevards and marked by the bell tower that is the shopping center’s logo, if you haven’t been there, it’s sure to be a place of discovery and surprise to the newcomer, given its location in the center of suburbia. Forget the hassle and hustle of the mall. Popping into upscale (but fun) boutiques like Marcella’s, whether for a pair of must-have designer sunglasses, a fistful of bling or a head-turning ensemble; or Fiorelli, an upscale men’s store where you can pick up a pair of Donald J Pliners, a Robert Graham shirt or a sharp suit, trumps having to negotiate the parking lots and garages of the major malls around town. Former Miss Universe and Venezuelan entrepreneur Barbara Palacios installed
Matthew Sadek, 2, sits on dad Ralph's lap as Barber Tes Campbell gives him a haircut at Ike's Barber Shop in Weston.
Ike’s Barber Shop 1690 Market St. 954-389-1155
Alejandro’s Salon 2270 Weston Road 954-217-8787 www.alejandrossalon.com
Weston Jewelers 1728 Main St. 954-389-7990 www.westonjewelers.com
Turnstyle 4571 Weston Road 954-217-8644 www.myturnstyle.com Fiorelli
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her first namesake accessory boutique here (think fashion jewelry and handbags) right next door to Dr. Mazer, ensuring I will never miss an eye exam. Also Florida-based and in biz for more than 25 years, Via Moda is known for its comfy flats and sandals and floaty Moroccan one-size dresses, which proved to be the ideal find for my recent sojourn to Jamaica — but they’ve also got everything you need or want for just about any occasion, whether an island vacation or a formal evening out. Shopping can definitely work up an appetite, so when a friend who lives and works in the area asked me to meet her at The Cheese Course (next door to Barbara Palacios, on the right — notice a pattern here?), I was all for it. So after visiting Dr. Mazer (and spending more than I’d planned on gorgeous Bulgari frames), I settled at a sidewalk table to wait for her. She turned out to be an expert on this place, as well as a number of other spots to grab goodies, which she waxed on about over a sublime Spanish Field Greens salad with Manchego and orange segments. “Go inside and
check out the store,” she told me with a devilish look on her face. And I quickly discovered why. Afterwards, I left her with a hug and a weighty little parcel in hand. Beauty is big in Weston, as is the case for most well-heeled neighborhoods in South Florida, and that’s reflected here. (Idea: if you go with the hubby, coax him into indulging in a hot shave while you sneak off to Weston Jewelers. Afterwards, tell him he looks as good as you do in Cartier). As for my own tresses, I hopped in the car and zipped back over to Weston Road to Sazel’s at Alejandro Salon, where master stylist and colorist extraordinaire Hazel Ismail and her partner, Sabah Najem, work their magic. “We started our career in Weston and have always loved it,” Ismail says, “so it seemed like a natural fit to come back home.” A little further off the beaten path in Weston Commons, I picked up some pieces for my teenage son at Turnstyle, a haven for tween stylephiles where your haul can range from the coolest kicks, including Air Jordans, to board shorts, jeans and backpacks for guys to skinnies, minis, totes, tees and even bat mitzvah wear for girls — plus gifts from phone cases to candles and other novelties. In the same plaza you’ll find Publix, Boca Tanning, Starbucks and plenty of favorite places to refuel, including Salad Creations, Chipotle, Panera and the universally loved Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza. Big city it’s not, but Weston’s got much of what the big city offers, without the hassle and chaos. And clearly, when it comes to exploratory visits, once is not enough. ●
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Bulgari at Weston Jewelers in Weston Town Center
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A City & Shore Advertising Feature
FALL IN LOVE WITH WESTON The Magic of Diamonds, The Glitter of Gold and A Passion for Time await you at South Florida’s premier jeweler – Weston Jewelers. Make sure to come see this Vacheron Constantin Les Historiques American 1921 watch – the Hallmark of Geneva with a Pink Gold case and Hand-wound mechanical movement on a brown alligator strap. Retail Value - $34,900. Available exclusively at Weston Jewelers located at 1728 Main Street in the Weston Town Center. For more information, please call 954-389-7990 or visit www.westonjewelers.com.
Alaya Alaya originates its name from several points across history. From Swahili, Hebrew and even from within the 8-Consciousness of Buddhism. Our deﬁnition comes from your journey through each experience and service encountered at Alaya your soul will be elevated. The result, a higher state of an enriched body and mind. Discover for yourself at this premier destination, full-service day spa. Alaya offers 30-treatment rooms, a ﬁtness center with dedicated Yoga, Spinning and Movement studios. A comprehensive menu of signature and traditional services along with a full schedule of daily group classes are offered. Spa & Fitness memberships are available. Located at the Bonaventure Resort & Spa (formerly Red Door) 250 Racquet Club Rd., 954-349-5500 BonaventureResortandSpa.com
Now Open! D’Angelo Pizza, Tapas & Wine Bar D’Angelo Pizza, Tapas and Wine Bar is now open at 1370 Weston Road in the Country Isles Plaza in Weston. D’Angelo Pizza, Tapas and Wine Bar is a concept that continues Chef Angelo Elia’s legacy of ﬁne Italian food, and elevates approachable upscale dining to new heights. This new, hip Weston dining destination features traditional Italian wood burning oven pizzas, tapas and paninis, complemented by an abundant and notable wine list with more than 90 selections from each region in Italy. D’Angelo is the perfect gathering place for friends and family in a relaxed modern atmosphere. The restaurant is the second of its kind, with the original location in Fort Lauderdale at 4215 North Federal Highway. For more information, please call 954-306-0037 or visit www.dangelopizza.com.
CARL’S Barber Shop Carl’s was established in 1987 at our Davie location. Presently with 15 barbers to serve you! CARLS Weston location opened in 2007 with much anticipation and now has a staff of 16 barbers. With its 1940’S ﬂair, you will surely appreciate the atmosphere. Barbers in classic uniforms, with the magic touch for haircutting, and hot towel shaves that will send you back to a different time! Good only Come in and see what everyone’s talking at Carl’s. CASH ONLY about. Expert Service with expert master with coupon. barbers. Only at Carl’s Barber shop. Davie location (954-475-9277) Weston (954-358-2107) w/Purchase of Any Product In Stock. Appointments and walkins always welcomed Minimum $15.00.
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Love ttakes L k on a shade h d off green as newlyweds seek planet-friendly options to honeymoon BY ROCHELLE OLIVER
hoever said love is in the details was right, especially for those lovebirds who want to spend post-wedding-day bliss in luxury. Todayâ€™s honeymooners want more than a five-star getaway, however; they want to save the planet too. Eco-friendly getaways are becoming the it way to travel. Some locations simply save on water consumption, while others make going green a high priority. They
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Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa
Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba
Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba
The City Center and Aria Resort and Casino
Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa
buy local, preserve local wildlife and offer guests ways to offset their carbon emissions. Cruise lines, too, take measures to make green travel possible. With so many options, guests can indulge anywhere from Aruba to Vietnam to the South American rain forests without laying down a heavy carbon footprint. Here are five places where you can unabashedly say “I love you – and the planet too.” Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa The green-conscious refuge of the Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa is a five-star oasis along the Mui Ne Beach in Vietnam. The hotel conserves water and energy throughout the property, which has 89 rooms, suites and villas. Anantara partners with the community to purchase food and services as a way to support the sustainability of the local economy and culture. Love birds can jump on a bicycle and venture off the property, a fairly easy area to navigate without getting lost. Some couples may be inclined to stay indoors and enjoy the beachfront villa, featuring a kingsized bed, private swimming pool, dining pavilion, bath and rain shower. Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa: Mui Ne Beach, KM10, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam; phone: +84 (0) 62 3741 888; fax: +84 (0) 62 3741 555; www.muine.anantara.com.
Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba Bucuti Tara Beach Resorts is located on a 14-acre white-sand stretch of Aruba and boasts of being the greenest hotel in the Caribbean. Along with reducing water and energy usage, the adultsonly getaway installed solar panels to heat the water for both guests and the laundry facilities. The gardens are fed with cleaned and recycled water. These efforts, along with its commitment to protect and preserve everything from donkeys to sea turtles, have earned the boutique resort the Green Globe High Achievement Award. Bucuti Tara offers couples a variety of honeymoon packages, each emphasizing privacy, romance and seductive Caribbean sunsets. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts: L.G. Smith Boulevard #55B, P.O. Box 1347, Eagle Beach, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean; phone: + (297) 583-1100 (out of U.S. dial 011 first); fax: + (297) 582-5272; www. bucuti.com/resort-info. The City Center and Aria Resort and Casino The City Center in Las Vegas is home to five luxury hotels that are committed to sustainability and reducing carbon’s effect on the planet. Each hotel within the City Center uses energy-efficient appliances, low-wattage lights and nontoxic cleaning supplies.
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The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
The City Center and Aria Resort and Casino
Through these efforts, City Center saves nearly 50 million gallons in-room recycle bins and an option to participate in conservation of water annually. While each venue is uniquely romantic, the efforts by re-using linens and towels during their stay. Aria Resort and Casino, which holds a Green Key award, has a Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain: limousine fleet of 26 custom-built vehicles that operate on clean- 126 Riverfront Lane, P.O. Box 9690, Avon, Colo. 81620; phone: 970burning compressed natural gas, which generates less pollution 790-6000; www.westinriverfrontbeavercreek.com than gasoline-burning engines. At the Aria, guests are offered sweeping views of Las Vegas. Each room is equipped with oneMauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows touch remote-control technology. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is well known for Aria Resort and Casino: 3730 Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, generating the most solar electric power of any hotel worldwide, Nevada, 89158; phone: 866-359-7757; www.arialasvegas.com. a total of about 1,150,250 kilowatt hours of green power annually. This seaside stay sits on three acres along the Kohala Coast. The white-sand beach is a two-minute walk from the resort. While the The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa island is a tropical paradise, many lovebirds would hesitate to leave at Beaver Creek Mountain Located in the town of Avon, the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa their beach-side bungalows that are are upwards of 4,000 square at Beaver Creek Mountain sits next to a river and overlooks a ski feet and include amenities such as a personal pool and Jacuzzi. village. This dog-friendly locale is noted as Coloradoâ€™s first LEED Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) hotel. 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743; phone: It uses eco-friendly cleaning products, environmentally friendly 808-885-6622; www.maunalani.com. dry-cleaning services, water-efficient landscaping, saline pool as an alternative to chemically dependent chlorine pools and energyefficient lighting throughout the venue. Guests are provided with
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A CITY & SHORE ADVERTISING FEATURE
The Complete Wedding and
Event Planner For an affair to remember be sure to visit South Florida’s ﬁnest merchants & services.
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extensions & skin care & travel-size essentials for the honeymoon.ShopGBStolook&feelbeautifulon yourweddingday.SixlocationsinMiami/Ft.Lauderdale/BocaRaton, 31 N. Federal Hwy. Store: 954.763.9899 Salon: 954.763.6955 www.gbsbeauty.com/gbs-beauty-stores. LEVINSON JEWELERS As South Florida’s leading jeweler, Levinson Jewelers will guide you during your most exciting time. Whether it is looking for an engagement ring, wedding bands, a present for the bride & groom or gifts for the wedding party, Levinson is here to introduce you to the best style or trend for you. You can ﬁnd everything bridal at Levinson Jewelers on Las Olas, 888 E. Las Olas Blvd., 954.462.8880 or www.levinsonjewelers.com.
GBS, THE BEAUTY STORE Brides trust GBS, The Beauty Store to bring beauty to the big day. GBS offers make-up, hair care & accessories,
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RIVERSIDE HOTEL on Las Olas creates weddings with only YOU in mind! Imagine walking down the aisle on the Wedding Circle with breathtaking water views; or being announced as husband & wife on the balcony of the 8th Floor Ballrooms. We accommodate Rehearsal Dinners, Ceremony, Reception & Brunch for up to 200 people. Fairy tales come true at Riverside Hotel. Visit us www.Riversidehotel.com or 954.377.0943.
SARA MIQUE Sara Mique has created beautiful evening wear for the individualist for thirty years. The fun, feminine, unique designs are a favorite for all. All garments are hand made in the stunning Sara Mique studio and can be customized in size and color. 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek 33073, 954.531.6800, firstname.lastname@example.org. ZOLA KELLER For over 30 years Zola Keller has been offering expert advice to brides. One stop-shopping with over 700 gowns in stock for Brides, Mother of & Bridesmaids, priced from $250 to $10,000. Sizes range from 2 to 24 & custom. In store expert alterations 818 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, 954.462.3222, www.zolakeller.com.
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O N s L o IN m E e : o O f u th r e Ta ir s fa te v m o a ri k te er re s s c h ip a e re s
OUR TASTEMAKERS 2013 W
hether itâ€™s an emphasis on the use of locally sourced ingredients or a passion for pairing flavors, the chefs, sommeliers and restaurateurs influencing South Floridaâ€™s dining scene know that to be successful, a dedication to excellence is a must. Meet the Tastemakers of 2013: influential personalities who strive for culinary excellence every day. BY REBECCA CAHILLY
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HAMID HASHEMI President and CEO iPic Entertainment, www.ipictheaters.com
amid Hashemi, local South Florida entrepreneur and president and CEO of iPic Entertainment, is regarded as a visionary in the entertainment industry. Hashemi has over 20 years of experience owning and operating entertainment venues and, as the founder of the popular Muvico and the Premier theaters, created the luxury theater and restaurant concept. His vision of transforming the movie-going experience was brought to life with the creation of the first iPic Theater in 2007 — a luxury theater experience where viewers may choose to dine at the onlocation restaurant, Tanzy, or be served by a personal attendant from the comfort of their movie seats. Today, the iPic Theater concept continues to grow nationwide with the opening of a ninth location in Boca Raton’s Mizner Park.
“Eat well, drink well and enjoy life.”
How do you feel you have influenced the dining experience here? Our goal is to create a place where friends meet friends and share stories and experiences over a tasty and conversation-provoking dinner. We strive to provide our guests with an exceptional culinary and entertaining experience. Our work has just begun and we are committed to bringing groundbreaking experiences to the dining and entertainment world. What is your culinary ethos? Eat well, drink well and enjoy life. Use the freshest ingredients available and try new flavors. What’s next? In 2013, aside from opening new and exciting locations, we will be introducing technology that will empower our guests and improve their experience. g p p
ANDRE LANE L ANE Corporate Chef, iPic Entertainment, Tanzy Restaurant, Tanzy Express, www.tanzyrestaurant.com
hef Andre “Dre” Lane has over 25 years of culinary experience and has been recognized for his work while under the mentorship of renowned chefs that include Wolfgang Puck, David Burke, Jean Francois Meteigner and Bill Starbuck. As the Corporate Chef of iPic Entertainment and its Tanzy restaurants, Chef Dre is focused on creating a memorable dining experience for each guest. Chef Dre adds a modern twist to the old world, artisanal Italian recipes offered at the Tanzy location in Boca Raton, and collaborated with President and CEO Hamid Hashemi on its award-winning “Parma Bar.” Dre is also the mastermind behind the Tanzy Express “dining in the dark” concept, which serves iPic Theater guests.
“My personal motto is to cultivate and incorporate habits of excellence.”
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What is your culinary ethos? W Each Ea dish should be what the guest gue wants; make each item an impactful and memorable dining experience — something that the guest will remember din and will talk about with friends. How Ho has your style evolved over the years? I won’t compromise on freshness, especially with fish and meat. I com want the guest to immediately taste the freshness and quality of the ingredients. What’s next? I plan to continue to introduce fresh and new ingredients, supplying the guests with nutritional information on each dish so that they can become educated on what they are putting into their bodies. I will also be going to Italy on a culinary adventure to gain invaluable knowledge on pasta, cheese and bread-making techniques.
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STEPHANE LANG-WILLAR Owner, Stéphane’s, www.stephanesrestaurant.com
avvy restaurateur Stéphane Lang-Willar, owner of Stéphane’s American & French Cuisine in Boca Raton, is no stranger to the culinary world, having owned and successfully developed the first restaurant chain in France to go public, Leon de Bruxelles. Originally from Paris, Stéphane has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the industry and is committed to providing the healthiest and most sublime cuisine to his patrons. When it comes to dishes incorporating mussels, he could be called one of the world’s connoisseurs, and his passion for pairing flavors distinguishes him as one of 2013’s Tastemakers.
How do you feel you have influenced culinary trends and/or the dining experience here? Stéphane’s is the first restaurant here to use the sous-vide cooking method, a technique invented in France. Our Executive Chef, John Belleme, trained with Bruno Goussault, the pioneer of sousvide, to learn all the secrets of how to use this method. This is how we are able to serve perfectly cooked, tender and juicy meat every time.
“In order to live well, one must eat well.”
I [also] have made it my mission to educate people on why the word ‘pairing’ is so important and how it can dramatically improve one’s dining experience. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip has created our beautiful wine list, and together we created a ‘pairing’ icon on our iPad menus that features Ms. Philip’s suggestion of wine, beer or even champagne to best accompany a dish. This expands the universe of flavor that we offer and creates a perfect erfect harmony between our wines and food. How has your style evolved over the years? My priority y is, of course, the quality of the food we serve. We also observe rve all ocean guidelines to protect endangered and overfished ed species. We serve antibiotic-free meat from animals humanely ly raised on a 100 percent vegetarian diet. Our pledge is to offer er only the freshest and healthiest foods to our guests. What are your three favorite ingredients to work with? My number one favorite ingredient to work with is a secret that Executive Chef John and I keep within the walls of my kitchen, but I can tell you that my next three favorite ingredients are: House-made crème fraiche — a thick, rich, custard of a cream that is also France’s favorite form of cream m for cooking. Yuzu — a citrus fruit and plant originating in East Asia, known for its characteristically strong aroma. Madagascar Green Peppercorn — adds a delicious twist to some of our dishes
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ANGELO ELIA Chef/Restaurateur Casa D’Angelo, D’Angelo Pizza, D’Angelo Trattoria oria
ailing from Salerno, Italy, Angelo Elia began his culinary ulinary career in the United States working in some of New York k City’s most prestigious kitchens, including ding the Four Seasons and the family operated erated La Cisterna. After relocating to South th Florida, he opened his first restaurant in n 1998, the famed Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale. A passion for old-world techniques inspired him to create a menu of traditional Tuscan dishes using only the finest ingredients and making virtually everything from scratch. In recent years, Elia has gone on to open a second location in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Hotel to much acclaim and a third in Boca Raton. In 2010 he opened the casual lunch and dinner eatery D’Angelo’s Pizza, Wine Bar and Tapas in Fort Lauderdale and in 2011, the Roman eatery D’Angelo Trattoria in Delray Beach. With each, Elia has been steadfast in his commitment to quality, receiving numerous awards and accolades, including Zagat’s America’s Top Restaurants and Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence consecutively for the past 12 years. December 2012 marked Chef Elia’s third trip to the James Beard Foundation where he and Executive Chef Rickie Piper prepared a six-course dinner for Beard members, among whom he is known as the “Italian Maestro.”
“Always put the customer first and deliver the best possible quality in both food and service.”
How do you feel that you have influenced influenced culinary trends and/or the dining experience here? Decades ago, when I first moved to South Florida, it was very difficult to find some ingredients. Since then, I have worked with my purveyors to find the finest authentic Italian ingredients, so I can offer my customers a true Italian culinary experience. The same principle also applies to our wine cellar. We are proud to have an awardwinning wine list, which offers one of the most extensive Italian selections in South Florida. What is your culinary ethos? To always offer the highest quality of food and to give our patrons the best possible dining experience. What are your three favorite ingredients to work with? Fish, fresh herbs and extra virgin olive oil What’s next? In 2013 we are opening two new locations for D’Angelo’s Pizza, Wine Bar and Tapas. One location will be in Weston and one in West Boca Raton.
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LISABET SUMMA Culinary Director, Rocco’s Tacos, Big Time Restaurant Group, www.roccostacos.com
ith culinary roots cultivated vated under the tutelage ge of famed chefs Norman an Van Aken and Charlie Trotter in Chicago, Lisabet Summa first made her er mark on the South Florida scene when hen she joined with partners Todd Herbst erbst and Bill Watson and opened Big City Tavern and in turn formed the Big Time Restaurant Group. For the next 15 years, Summa served as Corporate Chef for the group, leading culinary development and kitchen operations for the group’s varied restaurants, which include City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill in West Palm Beach and New York, Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale, City Oyster & Sushi Bar in Delray Beach and Grease Burger Bar in West Palm Beach. Most recently, the group joined forces with Rocco Mangel, the visionary behind Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, which now has locations in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. For Rocco’s Tacos, Summa helped to articulate a culinary concept that is a healthy mix of authentic and “streetmarket cooking” Mexican dishes.
Kevin K evin B Blair lair M Managing i Di Director, t Grille G ill 401, 401 Piñon Piñ Grill, G ill Brimstone Woodfire Grill, www.grille401.com
“You are only as good as the last meal you prepared.”
How do you feel that you have influenced culinary trends and/ or the dining experience here? I have guided our kitchens to a common culinary goal — perfection on a plate-by-plate basis. This philosophy was inspired when I worked with Charlie Trotter in Chicago in the 1980s. I vividly remember him announcing to the kitchen staff just before service, ‘every night we strive for perfection!’ What is your culinary ethos? Being a chef is about harnessing natural products from the earth, manmade tools and techniques, and the efforts of coworkers to create a memorable experience for our guests, the diners. The mark of a great chef is when the combination of their life experience and professional expertise allows them to present a dish that creates an emotional reaction from the guest. Those who love to cook bring a full heart and rich memories to their work and the guests taste it. What’s next? The US public will continue to grow row more interested in organic foods, eating more healthfully, sustainable farming traditions and local markets. I look forward to helping address these trends. I also believe we are in the eye of the storm regarding the public’s respect and interest in the cooking crafts: canning, bread making and others. s. There is an improved consciousness and communityy interest in eating together with friends and family. y. I believe families will follow the recommendations of recent research that recommends a family sit-down own meal at least once a week.
evin Blair has over 20 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry, holding numerous roles over the years that range from food service and logistics to real estate selection and human resources. In 2007, he co-founded the Rainmaker Restaurant Group with business partner Jeffrey R. Anderson and opened Brimstone Woodfire Grill in Pembroke Pines. They went on to launch the successful Piñon Grill in Boca Raton, known for a menu that plays with a variety of flavors. Most recently, the group has opened Grille 401 on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, where diners enjoy an innovative menu of freshly made, in-house dishes featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients. How do you feel that you have influenced culinary trends and/or the dining experience here? We focus on freshly prepared foods that do not compromise on quality and proper preparation and presentation. We love South Florida and want to Fl continue to increase co our ou role and presence in this market. We love the fresh and local th culinary concept and cu are determined to bring ar more of that to the m South Florida market. S
“I believe in supporting our local communities and residents.”
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VIRGINIA PHILIP Master Sommelier Owner, Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy www.virginiaphilipwineshopacademy.com
hen Virginia Philip received her accreditation as Master Sommelier, she was only the 10th woman in the world to reach such an achievement. In 2002, she earned the title, “Best Sommelier in the United States.” Fortunately for those of us who reside in South Florida, she is based here. Philip moved to South Florida in 2000 to join the prestigious Breakers resort in Palm Beach as Wine Director. In 2011, she fulfilled a longtime goal of owning her own wine store when she opened the Virginia Philip Wineshop & Academy in West Palm Beach. Philip consults with a variety of restaurants and is active in the annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival and is a judge this year in the charity American Fine Wine Competition and Gala (coming up April 4, www.americanfinewinecompetition.org). She has appeared on The Today Show and Food Network and has been featured in a variety of food and wine publications. Not only does her shop sell fine wines, it offers wine education programs sharing her extensive experience and expertise. How do you feel you have influenced wine/culinary trends and/or the dining experience here? Food and wine have become so fascinating and interesting to the American public. When I decided to enter this profession, I was intrigued with the challenge and diversity of the topics involved. Along the way, I have met so many interesting people who have become friends and have visited so many interesting places. My goal became to share that passion with as many people as possible. Through my work at The Breakers, and the objective of my shop, I believe I can touch more people and teach as much as possible to a wider audience.
“You cannot possibly like every wine you taste. So drink what you like.”
What is your wine philosophy? Wine tastes and dislikes are linked to the individual. I never try to convince someone to like a wine I like or dislike a wine I don’t like. My approach is simplistic with the desire to not alienate the consumer or guest with too much information or by making them feel their opinion is inconsequential. If someone wants to drink White Zinfandel, then they should be able to do that. I will try to taste them on a sweeter style Riesling however, to educate them, and experience other options they may not be familiar with. I try to approach wine in a very simple way that translates to the client so they walk away feeling like they learned something they can use every day. What do you refuse to compromise? I refuse to compromise on poorly made wines or wines that have little history but insist upon charging ridiculously high prices. What are your three favorite varietals? If I had to choose, Meursault and red Burgundy interspaced with a great bottle of Bordeaux always does the trick.
What’s next? The shop is still a work in progress and more and more people find out about us every week. I love the diversity of my work between my role at The Breakers and my shop. The two are within very close proximity of each other (about a mile), so running back and forth between the two excites me and re-energizes me.
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FAMILY SECRETS Three family-owned wineries in California, Chile and Italy worth getting to know BY BOB HOSMON In a world in which once-family-owned wineries are becoming properties of big corporations (Robert Mondavi is just one example), it’s gratifying to know there are still places where family has and does continue to matter. There’s a certain comfort knowing there are family-owned-and-operated wineries, where the owners take personal care and familial pride in everything they put into a bottle.
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Trefethen Family Vineyards
When Eugene Trefethen, a retired construction company executive, and his wife, Catherine, moved from San Francisco to Napa Valley in 1968, they also bought Cathe vineyard property, intending to sell grapes, but never to make wine. Their son, John, viney however, had different plans, and the first commercial bottling of a Trefethen wine was how released in 1973. Then in 1979 the 1976 Trefethen Chardonnay was deemed the “Best relea Chardonnay in the World” at the Gault Millau Wine Olympics in Paris, and the rest was Cha history. his Today John and his wife, Janet, together with their children, Loren and Hailey, continue to deliver winning wines every vintage. Particular favorites include their co memorable Trefethen Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon and a Merlot that is one m of the best of its kind out there. Serious wine connoisseurs will also want to sample their b Reserve Cabernet and the t Dragon’s Tooth Red Wine, a Malbec-based blend that begs to be enjoyed with grilled steaks or baby-back ribs.
Viña Koyle Family Vineyards
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When I visited Chile in the early 1980s, Undurraga was on my “must visit” list. For generations the Undurraga family had been producing award-winning wines, first for domestic consumption and then for export. In 2006 the large, extended family decided to sell the winery, which allowed Alfonso Undurraga Marimon to start a new family tradition. Having worked for Unduragga winery as the commercial manager, Alfonso had also attended the University of California at Davis to learn more about the technical and marketing aspects of the wine producing business. So, he, acting as commercial director, joined with his father (serving as president), brother Cristobal (technical director), sister Rebeca (financial manager), and brother Max (director) in the creation of a new “family” winery in Chile called Viña Koyle. The result of their efforts is an inventory of red Chilean wines destined to become some of the most sought-after wines in the market. The 2007 Koyle Royale Syrah, produced from grapes grown in the highly regarded Colchagua Valley, is a Rhone-style organic red that can be enjoyed now with lamb or beef. The first vintage, organic 2007 Koyle Royale Cabernet Sauvignon, an old-world style red that, in a blind tasting, could be mistaken for a premium French Bordeaux.
Marchesi Antinori Since 1385 the Antinori family has been making wine in Tuscany. But it was current patriarch Piero Antonori’s decision in 1971 to create a wine, with 20 percent cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc grapes in the blend, that revolutionized wine making in Tuscany. He called that wine Tignanello, a “Super Tuscan” that, because of its blend, was not allowed to be labeled “Chianti Classico.” As a result of Tignanello’s phenomenal success, in 1978 Antinori created Solaia, a red with 80 percent cabernet sauvignon in the blend. Today Piero works closely with his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, the first women in 26 generations to have important roles in the family winery. And, make no mistake, they work, from the vineyards to the cellars, from their properties in Tuscany and Umbria to their newer property in Napa Valley. For the Antinoris, the Trefethens, and the Undurragas, everything about their wine business is truly a family affair, and caring consumers are the beneficiaries.
Albiera, Alessia and Allegra Antinori, with their father, Piero
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Sixth Annual Taste of Harbor Beach at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale raises $25,800 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals / Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation: Maria Gonzalez, Kimberly Wilson, General Manager of the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; and Joy Dettorre.
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Sixth Annual Taste of Harbor Beach at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale raises $25,800 to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals / Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation: Geraldine Grimal and Steve Pelkey.
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Actor Val Kilmer hosts Celebrity Cruise Benefiting The Bougainvilla House: Val Kilmer and Janet Davis, President and CEO of The Bougainvilla House, in Fort Lauderdale.
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TASTE THE MODERN SIDE OF MEXICAN CUISINE Ann Marie and Jim Dunn and Rita and Rick Case host event at JR Dunn’s newly remodeled showroom, which raised more than $20,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County: Jim and Ann Marie Dunn, of JR Dunn; and Rita and Rick Case, of Rick Case Automotive Group.
Broward Health 2-1-1 Broward Non-Profit Academy Awards Announcement Party at Passion Night Club: Sheila Smith, John Benz, Lynne Wines, Kip Hunter and Gary Herman.
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Into Morning, 2007-2011, light, glass and stainless steel, 156 x 264 x 12 inches.
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The Lowe Art Museum flips the switch on ‘Lightpainting,’ which may be the first new art medium of the 21st century “To love beauty is to see light,” said the French novelist Victor Hugo, and Contemporary American artist Stephen Knapp probably would agree. Knapp has pioneered the art form of “Lightpainting,” which diffuses white light through specially treated glass into every color of the spectrum, and reflects it onto a surface and into surrounding space. Through March 24, the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables is hosting the exhibition Stephen Knapp: New Light, which features 14 of Knapp’s Lightpaintings. Considered by some to be the first new art medium of the 21st century, the technique blends technology and sculpture to create what looks like an abstract painting. The transcendent and mysterious nature of light has captured the imaginations of people throughout the ages, from ancient philosophers to today’s quantum physicists. Says Knapp of his Lightpaintings: “At once both physical objects and illusions, they remind us that dreams, hopes and aspirations are the center of art’s ability to touch the human spirit.” —Kingsley Guy
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Bob Newhart says he can’t explain his luck – what he calls his charmed life. The iconic comedian, who marks his first appearance at Boca Rat...