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Crosley October - December 2019


Sending you best wishes full of hope, happiness and love for a joyous Holiday Season!


Bestof 2019






St. Augustine


1. Sean Malley - Photography 2. Mary Press & Marketing 3. Allison Mathews - Writer The truth about Fall Colors 4. Andrew Hyde - Writer


5. Dr. Geoffrey Morris, DMD, MS 6. Lisandra Nieves - Graphic Design 7. Summer Crosley - Editorial - Top Model Go GREEN with Summer


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editor’sNOTE Twelve months have passed since i launched Florida Style magazine and what from a distance seems to be a big (yet exciting) undertaking has turned out to be a fulfilling, creative endeavor that fills me with joy. With 4 amazing issues each year this is our biggest so far. Within these pages, you will discover the best of the year 2019, articles written by talented professionals and photography by amazing visionaries. During our development of the magazine we tossed around some ideas of what the name should be, and right away i knew the word style had to be in it, not because it is a common name for magazines but it is what defines me as an Editor and overall person. Living in this beautiful state, the word Florida couldn’t be out of the equation, therefore naming it Florida Style magazine. Although we collaborate with many states and international locations, Florida will always be our main focus. Florida is full of treasures, and we wanted our magazine to reflect that in the work we do. Sharing with the public the many wonders the Sunshine state has to offer fills us with excitement. With this edition we close the year feeling great satisfaction and are so grateful for everyone who have been with us on this journey.

Best Wishes,

Lisandra Nieves Editor in Chief Instagram @floridastylemagazine email:



October - December 2019


st.Augustine... Coastal beauty, colonial architecture, and a storied past await travelers in St. Augustine.

With a fascinating past and more than four centuries of history, St. Augustine is the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited city and an American treasure. Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, it is home to many fine examples of European colonial architecture and wild, scenic vistas. This enchanting city is a joy to wander, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with buildings in a mix of architectural styles, such as Spanish, French, and English. The Castillo de San Marcos is St. Augustine’s oldest structure.

A monument not only of stone and mortar but of human determination and endurance, the Castillo de San Marcos symbolizes the clash between cultures which ultimately resulted in our uniquely unified nation.

The fort sits on a 20.5 acre national park where tourists can step inside the walls of the fort, hear cannons fly and attend live reenactments. 08 | FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE


The St. Augustine lighthouse is open to the public every day. The keepers’ house is a gift shop and museum, and you can climb the 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse for a nice view of the area.

The Oldest Wooden School House dates back to the early 18th century and is located on St. George Street by the City gate.

If you love architecture and history, the Flagler College Tour is a great way to spend the afternoon. These student-led tours take you through the college and the main building which was once a hotel.





When natural sunlight hits the skin it triggers

the body’s production of vitamin D. Vitamin D is also known as “the sunshine vitamin.” It is a crucial ingredient for overall health, protects against inflammation, lowers high blood pressure, helps muscles, improves brain function and may even protect against cancer. There is something really special about sunshine. The sun does more than warm the body it can also soothe the soul. Sunlight is a stimulant, and it can be an antidepressant. Seek out the potential therapeutic qualities offered by the Sunshine State. In fact, every region in Florida offers plenty of outdoor activities to put all that spirit-lifting science to the test.


“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” - Helen Keller

By: Andrew Hyde

“Let the sun shine, Let the sun shine in, Let the sun shine in...” —Hair, 1968 Sunlight and serotonin Seasonal exacerbations of psychiatric symptoms have been described for a number of psycho pathologies, including mood and anxiety disorders. However, the explanations for these symptom variations remain indistinct. While serotonin is a likely mediator, the explicit process accounting for the observed fluctuations in serotonin levels is unclear. The effects of sunlight via the retina to the central nervous system are a plausible explanation. However, according to recent research, the skin may also function as a means of modulating serotonin. In this edition of The Interface, we review this research and discuss the seasonal exacerbation of mood and anxiety disorders, serotonin, the sun, and the skin. Anxiety disorders Anxiety symptoms may also flux with seasonal changes, with a worsening of symptoms during the winter months. In addition, in an Australian study, patients with anxiety symptoms and panic attacks; as anticipated, investigators confirmed seasonal influences characterized by a worsening of both symptom types during the winter months. Sunlight keeps this setting naturally low, but when the nights grow longer during the autumn, the SERT levels increase, resulting in diminishing active serotonin levels.

-COVERS“It’s been such a speacial year thank you to everyone who helped make it amazing ESPECIALLY all of our supporters”. - Lisa Nieves

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Taboos Yield to ‘Anything Goes’

By: Lisa Nieves

your silk tank tops and short shorts just won’t suffice. There are plenty of unique ways to wear summer colors in fall, though. Just because you’ll be covering up more doesn’t mean you have to let go of summer styles altogether. Sure, you may have to let go of your strapless dresses and your linen shorts. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to abandon your favorite chartreuse shade or the bright, reddish orange hue that makes you feel like a million bucks. While transitioning from season to season can be a little tedious (and just genuinely hard), it often allows for more style and color freedom. You can layer your favorite summer pieces with your most beloved fall ones, and then play mix and match with different shades. While that bright neon green color might not be symbolic the burnt red and orange leaves falling from the trees, it sure does look great with skinny jeans and a light jacket. Though the temperatures might soon be dropping, the colors in your wardrobe can stay just as bright and warm as they were in the middle of summer.


merican culture is quite open and tolerable. A number of fashion styles that were once considered taboo are now accepted and even admired. Here we list some of the fashion taboos of the past that are now accepted in our society and have become quite popular among most Americans. For years, socialites and designers were of a single mind on such issues. But not any more. Autumn is right around the corner, and once those chilly nights and windy mornings hit, 14 | Photography - Sean Malley / FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE

Summer go



When she is not traveling the World of Fashion, she devotes her life to make a difference in the world by supporting environmentally friendly causes such as Ocean life Conservation to help protect our beautiful ocean life and help keep our beaches clean. Summer has influenced the public to join the eco-friendly movement by doing our part to help decrease pollution and protect wildlife. She continues to dedicate her daily life to encourage people to clean up our beaches and reminding others to reduce, reuse, recycle to conserve the beautiful ocean life. She is really making a difference by educating others on the importance of protecting our environment.

Most people fail to realize the importance of ocean life conservation to protect our planet. She reminds her peers and the youth community that littering puts our beautiful wildlife dolphins, whales, sea turtles, tropical fish at risk of endangerment and extinction. Summer has traveled to the world’s top beach destinations to raise awareness throughout Fiji, Bali, Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica. She continues on her mission to influence thousands to join the eco friendly movement and help protect our beautiful ocean life from extinction.

Summer is also partnered with the largest ocean conservation group in the world called that also has Leonardo DiCaprio as the main ambassador that is also partnered with saving


I relocated to Miami Beach and fell in love with the turquoise colored ocean, the art deco vibe, the international cultures, and the energy the city has. - SUMMER CROSLEY



1. Where are you from? S - I grew up in the Midwest, a small town in Illinois. It made me appreciate the simple things in life, it is so peaceful there. From there I relocated to Miami Beach and fell in love with the turquoise colored ocean, the art deco vibe, the international cultures, and the energy the city has. Miami is such an amazing city, truly one of a kind.

2. When did you know you wanted to be involved in the eco-friendly movement? S - About 10 years ago while on a trip to Indonesia it dawned on me that much of our world’s oceans are contaminated by plastic and other chemicals. Fish, coral and reef are dying and it’s all a direct result of us humans being wasteful. So I started getting involved with many ocean conservation groups worldwide and volunteering to teach others, especially the youth, at what they can do to reduce, reuse and recycle.

3. Tell us a little about S - is the worlds largest ocean conservation group. With locations all over the world including Brazil, Belize and Chile. They have many projects they are currently working on to protect our ocean, their main focus right now is the acidification of the ocean, which threatens marine life, especially shellfish and coral that are necessary to marine ecosystems and our source of seafood. Oceana also has many projects going on to stop off shore drilling.

4. How often do you visit the beautiful beaches of Florida? S - At least once a month, I love south beach. I love to sit back in one of the colorful beach chairs, with my umbrella shade, have a good book to read and of course people watch!. South Beach has some of the best people watching on the beach.

5. How much time do you dedicate to modeling and acting? S - As much as I can, I love it. Not only have I met the most wonderful people, some of which have become my best friends, but it has taken me all over the world to appreciate the beauty we live in.

6. What have you done as an actress? I have been in many TV commericials, including a recent one for Mercedes Benz, I was also on the hit TV series Californication. Which I think they could come out with another season of. What a great series.

7. Who have you modeled for? S - Ralph Lauren, Sunglass Hut, GQ several times, Vogue.

8. What is in the future for Summer? S - My future consists of continuing to educate the children of today about what they can do to save our planet. Climate change is more important now more than ever before and all of us can take a small part in helping to protect it. FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE | 19

LESS IS MORE A Cosmetic Shift in Smile Makeovers By: Dr. Geoffrey R. Morris, DMD, MS

Just like any other industry, trends in dentistry come and go. Even the foundational thought processes for evolve traetment with each graduating class of dentist. Practicing in a very affluent area one of the most common things patients ask about is smile makeovers and how to achieve a “Hollywood Smile.” The previous thought process would be to remove a thin layer of enamel structure from the tooth and then bond porcelain veneers to the face of the tooth. Though this procedure may still be the appropriate treatment for some patients, ideally we would like to go with a less is more approach. ​ he less is more approach focuses on preserving as much of the patients natural tooth structure as possible by T altering the smile through non-invasive techniques. At the initial consultation most patients complain about the alignment, shapes and color of their teeth. The media and magazines are constantly inundating patients with their idea of an ideal smile. This ideal smile is broad, straight and bright white. What some patients don’t know is we can accomplish this through the use of clear aligners (or conventional braces), advanced whitening techniques and minor bonding at a fraction of the cost. ​ lear aligners, such as Invisilign, are becoming a more popular treatment. These systems accomplish a few C things, they are able to straighten teeth and broaden the smile by repositioning teeth in an expanded/constricted arch. Once the teeth are in the ideal location, in office whitening products are used to remove surface stains. Whitening agents that are used in the office are formulated at a much higher concentration to remove stains that are deeper in the enamel. That last step performed is to place minor composite bondings to correct defects and restore correct anatomical shaped.  ​ hat needs to be understood by clinicians and patients is that the smile/teeth are they way they are due to underW lying conditions. Crowded teeth can be due to an underdeveloped bone structure, worn or chipped teeth can be caused by grinding due to an improper bite and darkened color from years of surface staining. By just covering the problem with veneers without correcting the underlying problem can lead to failure of the restorations later down the line. This is why it’s always ideal to correct the fundamental problem then mask it. A less invasive approach can not only give someone the “Hollywood Smile” they desire but also protect the teeth from having issues later on in life. For more information contact us at or get social with us @DoctorBocaRaton 20 | HEALTH / FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE

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NEO mint TREND By: Lisa Nieves


eo mint represents the dawn of a new age. The 2020s will be a decade that is concurrently focused on the development of cutting-edge technology and the preservation of the natural world. Experts believe neo mint represents the world of science and nature uniting. Never too brashy but far from boring; neo mint works as well on a pleated skirt as it does on a button-up shirt. Pair it with a pastel palette for a springtime look or, if you like your colours to pop, offset the shade with a black ensemble. From a fashion perspective, Neo mint embodies the drive towards tones that have gender-neutral appeal, which by 2020 will have moved on from the more feminine hues. From Fashion To Home Decor, Neo mint is here to stay and help us take a look into the future.






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It’s all about improving the quality of life, making it all the more comfortable at that, so what’s not to love?! Having this in mind, let’s talk about how you can easily make way for it in your life, starting from transforming the aesthetics of your living room, the room that draws most of the attention.

Artisan Lamps

Small space living is becoming more and more popular and the trend goes hand-in-hand with urbanisation.

Stylish, classy, elegant – Asian design elements like silk and paper lampshades, and floral and bird prints, are once again making their mark on the interior design landscape. 30 | FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE


The idea of using green upholstery furniture was a huge trend in 2019. Creating a living room with personality is the main focus! Be inspired by these ideas for your living room project.

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While the city was built on theme park fame, the number and variety of Orlando attractions have grown to include world-famous restaurants, high-end outlet shopping centers, theatrical performances, and amazing concert and sporting event venues. Orlando has several parks and lakes that are great for relaxing, exercise and adventure. Rent a paddleboard or paddleboat, soar over the city in a hot air balloon, picnic under an old oak, spot dolphins on a boating day trip, and swim with manatees. There’s no limit to the many adventures and exciting times that await in Orlando, a city that’s inspired by dreams and wonder.

ORLANDO a city of many Treasures!

Lake Eola View of the City of Orlando

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‘Warner Bros.’ The Polar Express

will be the theme for ICE!

at Gaylord Palms. Guests will take a magical (if not very cold!) journey to the North Pole, learning about friendship, bravery and the true spirit of Christmas.

During Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort will celebrate the season with festive décor, holiday activities and shows, and of course, showcase their ice sculpture exhibit.

ICE! at Gaylord Palms is one of the most popular Christmas events in Orlando! Each July, the theme for ICE! is announced in a grand celebration. We were thrilled to see that ICE! 2019 at Gaylord Palms will be The Polar Express this year! Here’s everything you need to know about ICE! 2019 at Gaylord Palms near Orlando. We’re sharing some sneak peeks of what The Polar Express will look like carved out of 2,000,000 pounds of ice. ICE! will be November 25, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Families can experience a day in the life of one of Santa’s toy makers inside the new Elf Training Academy at Alpine Village. Guests can become honorary gift maker elves as they create the perfect Christmas present for someone special, all under the guidance of the elf supervisor. FLORIDA STYLE M-AGAZINE | 35




2019 - THE YEAR OF THE HEEL Angled and Cylindrical Heels

The beloved block heel gets a slanted upgrade for the fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends. The architectural

orientation was spotted across the runways and is set to take the colder months by storm. We love how an intentional angle can transform a basic shoe into a wearable piece of art.

Rhinestones and Jewels on Your Shoes

Minimalism begone! The fall/ winter 2018-2019 shoe trends were alight with glittering rhinestones and decorative appliques. There was an antique quality about some of the shoes, as though they had been plucked from the ornately vintage closet of an old school heiress.

Reptile Skin Shoes

Crocodile and alligator skin was a hit this season. The material is textured and luxurious and evokes images of jet-set heiresses and fancy vacations in Monaco. We love how this luxe material can transform a basic outfit into something glamorous. The material pairs beautifully with denim, satin, and silk, ensuring that it can be incorporated into day and evening looks.




of your own!

Chanel - FW 2019-20

Ann Demeulemeester - FW 2019-20

Almost everyone, from young designers to major fashion houses, played with gender in some way for the winter 2020 fashion trends. Some did so by crafting menswear-inspired items for women, while others did so by presenting unisex garments. As a result, some of the major fall/ winter 2019-2020 fashion trends are suits, loose trousers, and big-shouldered jackets and blazers.


Artful, glamorous, and just a little spooky – these are the best adjectives to describe the fall/ winter 2019-2020 makeup trends.

Anteprima - FW 2019-20

Armani - FW 2019-20 FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE | 37

PUMPKIN SPICE INGREDIENTS 1 c. whole milk 2 tbsp. pumpkin purĂŠe 1 tbsp. maple syrup 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 c. hot espresso or coffee Whipped cream, for garnish DIRECTIONS In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, spice, and vanilla extract. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is warmed, then blend mixture with an immersion blender until frothy. Pour hot espresso into a mug, then top with pumpkin-spice foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.


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Ingredients 200 g dark chocolate 160 g) butter (I used salted) 3 large eggs 1 x 500 g tin of Crème de Marron (sweetened chestnut cream) 1 rounded Tbs plain flour

Instructions Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 20cm springform pan with baking paper. Break the chocolate into squares into a heatproof Pyrex bowl. Cut the butter into blocks and add to the bowl, then set the Pyrex bowl over a saucepan of boiling water on the stove (do not let the bowl touch the water). When the chocolate is mostly melted, remove from the heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture blended and smooth. Allow the mixture to cool until it is lukewarm. Break the eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat well until blended, then whisk in the chestnut cream. Slowly add the chocolate mixture while continuing to whisk. Sift in the flour and mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared springform pan and bake for about 30-40 minutes, until the fondant is set in the center, slightly puffed and cracking a little. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before serving. Mine was served at a pre-Christmas dinner, accompanied by thick brandied cream.


Pomegranate-Ginger Prosecco Ingredients



Ginger Sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped ginger root 1 slice fresh gingerroot Ginger Simple Syrup (makes 1 1/3 cups) 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger root Cocktail Ice 2 oz gin 2 oz pomegranate juice 1 oz ginger simple syrup (above) 2 oz prosecco 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds Steps 1. In small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 tsp finely gingerroot. Place mixture on small flat plate. Rub fresh ginger root slice around rims of 2 martini glasses to moisten. Dip moistened rims of glasses in ginger sugar mixture. 2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat ginger simple syrup ingredients over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Let stand 15 minutes. Use within 2 days. 3. Fill martini shaker with ice. Add gin, pomegranate juice, and 1 oz of the ginger simple syrup; place lid on shaker, and shake until cold and blended. Pour into prepared martini glasses; add prosecco. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.


White Chocolate Cherry Martini Ingredients Chocolate covered fresh or maraschino cherries, for serving, optional* 4 ounces (1/2 cup) milk chocolate chips Fresh or maraschino cherries Martini Ice 2 ounces (1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons) premium white chocolate liqueur 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) premium vanilla-flavored vodka 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) premium maraschino liqueur 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) premium Irish cream liqueur Steps Melt 4 ounces milk chocolate chips in microwave or in saucepan on low heat. Dip fresh cherries or maraschino cherries in melted chocolate and place on a plate. Allow to set up in the refrigerator 20 minutes. Combine the ice, white chocolate liqueur, vanilla flavored vodka, maraschino liqueur, and Irish cream liqueur in a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain into a martini glass, and garnish with a chocolate covered cherry, if using. FLORIDA STYLE MAGAZINE | 41


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Florida Style magazine - issue #4 - Summer Crosley  

Fall trends, health, fall fashion, travel, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, advice, food and environmental topics we love!

Florida Style magazine - issue #4 - Summer Crosley  

Fall trends, health, fall fashion, travel, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, advice, food and environmental topics we love!