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The Art and Vision of • AWA R D W I N N I N G •

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“Something Like This”, 30” x 30”, oil by artist Vickie Marsango

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ickie Marsango is a contemporary master Abstract Expressionist artist and instructor at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, in Florida. She offers courses in Abstract Expressionism, Creative Painting, Encaustics, and Mixed Media for beginner, intermediate, and advanced artists. Working with oil, acrylic, mixed media, encaustic wax, collage and assemblage, she has sold hundreds of original art works to private and corporate collectors in the United States and internationally. Currently, she is represented by The Vault at 1930, art gallery, located in the historical area of San Marco, in Jacksonville, Florida, and Sandra Morgan Interiors, located in Vero Beach, Florida and Greenwich, Connecticut. Marsango is intrigued by interior design, architecture, adventures, cities, landscapes, seascapes, and nature. She begins her paintings with intuitive mark-making, line, texture, color, and glazes to create large scale abstract paintings that are non-representational. Due to the intentional breakdown of shapes and forms, the Continued on page 77

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Miami City Ballet Announces their 2019-20 Season

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he World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth (aboardtheworld.com) has announced a remarkable 2020 journey that includes more than 100 ports of call across Southeast Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, Europe, United Kingdom, and North and South America. The 150 families who own the homes on board will sail approximately 45,000 nautical miles and visit 16 maiden ports on a continuous worldwide journey of adventure and enrichment.

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West Papua Expedition

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ON THE COVER West Coast Home of the Naples Philharmonic and Baker Museum

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Artis—Naples Music Director Andrey Boreyko. NAPLES, FL

rtis—Naples, Southwest Florida’s premier destination for the visual and performing arts, is preparing for a dynamic 2019-20 season with a unique range of programs including music, film, dance, comedy, lectures and exhibitions featuring internationally acclaimed artists. The performance schedule is so broad and varied, it is impossible to include it all here. Some highlights of the 2019-2020 season are listed here. For a complete listing of programs and concerts, and more information, visit the website, artisnaples.org.

2020 Season Performances Naples Philharmonic Masterworks Series While individual presentations (e.g., concerts and comedians) won’t be announced until July, the organization has announced its subscription season with a notable nod to Beethoven in the Naples Philharmonic Masterworks Series with numerous world-renowned guest artists and two commissioned works making their debuts in Hayes Hall.

All Beethoven

Ravel and Thibaudet

Feb. 20 and 22

April 24 and 25

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Lee Mills, conductor

Hadelich Plays Sibelius

Boreyko Conducts Beethoven’s Ninth

March 12 and 13

May 7, 8 and 9

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

Andrey Boreyko, conductor; James Cochran, chorus director

Biss Plays Beethoven’s “Emperor” April 2 and 4 Andrey Boreyko, conductor ON THE COVER

Top L-R: Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham, Artis—Naples Music Director Andrey Boreyko. Middle L-R: Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Riccardo Muti, Zell Music Director, Kristin Chenoweth. Bottom L-R: Leslie Odom, Jr., David Feherty, Moscow Ballet’s Masha in high arabesque.

Moscow Ballet’s Masha in high arabesque and oversized Nesting Doll.

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CHARITY GALAS Naples

Evening of Vision Gala

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NAPLES, FL

he passion exemplified by the Naples Community as it has embraced the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is energizing. The Evening of Vision Gala Eye on the World this past February 7, 2019 was fantastic thanks to the incredible community support. With the announcement of our first million dollar pillar program being named we are making great advances in ophthalmology and will continue to educate the nation’s future ophthalmologists and continue cutting edge research that will ultimately uncover the next best treatments that make an impact on global eye care. Our clinicians and researchers tackle the world’s most challenging eye diseases and disorders in order to seek new solutions for preventing blindness, improving eyesight and restoring lost vision. For further information please contact Amy Lane, Director of Development, Major Gifts, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples, UHealth - University of Miami Health System, Office: 239.659.3986, bascompalmer.org

Dr. Eduardo Alfonso & Ro N’ylah Cummings

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Ritz Carlton, Naples

Mike Ganjei, Usha & Monte Ahuja

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Penny & Robert Lauer

Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton, Naples

Jim Schopp, Michael Schmidt, Francis Wolfson, Jeri Wolfson

Scott Michael, Anne Fleming, Riker Thomas, Sasha Cheyfritz

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David & Elva Drobis

Patricia & William Kassling

Adam & Ashley Gerry, Stefanie & Lee Cutschall, Luis Otero


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FOUNDED IN 1979

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The Art and Vision of

LAUREN FOWLKES

• AWA R D W I N N I N G •

ARTIS—NAPLES

VOLUME 5 NUMBER 214 $9.00

proudly presents

Henrietta Milan

and Prepares for another stellar Season of Visual & Performing Arts

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Performing Arts 14...................................... Miami City Ballet 20.................................Artis-Naples Presents 2019-2020 Season Performances

Charity Galas & Charity Luncheons 21..................Naples Evening of Vision Gala 26, 27............. American Heart Association’s 64th Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball 30, 31............................. NCH Celebrates It’s 60th Hospital Ball 32, 33............................“Puttin On The Ritz” for the David Lawrence Center - Celebrating 50 Years 34, 35.......................... Moments of Brillance - Be a Voice Gala 2018

On the Covers 70, 71.............. The 25th Annual Gala for the Gardens at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden “Emerald Oasis” 83................... The 8th Annual Sip & Sample Draws Record Crowds 84, 85..................................Earn to Learn FL - Men of Impact Dinner - Raises More Than $300,000 86.....Restoring Florida’s Returning Citizens, One Life at a Time - Prison Fellowship 88........................................Latchkey League - Roaring 20’s Soiree 90, 91........The 19th Annual Pet Lovers Gala 92, 93.................................. The Salute to the American Veterans 106, 107........Naples Comes Out for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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1.............West Coast – The Art and Vision of Award Winning Henrietta Milan 1...............East Coast – YAFA Signed Jewels 3, 14.................................. Miami City Ballet 5, 20........................................ Artis­—Naples 7, 11..................... The Art of Vicki Marsango 9, 39.........Naples Therapeutic Riding Center

Art and Artists of the World 11......................... The Art of Vicki Marsango 67, 68, 69.................................. Artist Profile - Isabelle Beuttell Dayton Through the Eyes of a Portrait Artist 72, 73...........................The Art and Vision of Award Winning Henrietta Milan 74, 75, 76.....................International Fine Art by Rome Milan - Milan Gallery 79, 80, 81, 82.................... Vincent van Gogh - His Life - His Work


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40 YEARS

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FOUNDED IN 1979

VOLUME 5 NUMBER 214 $9.00

FOUNDED IN 1979

H. Allen Holmes

The Art of

The 2019-2020 Miami City Ballets Season of

WORLD CLASS PERFORMANCES!

VOLUME 5 NUMBER 214 $9.00

NAPLES THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER

Award-Winning Interior Designer

Proudly Presents

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Horse Therapy helping hundreds

Heal and Strengthen

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Special Luxury Features 12-13.................................. The Art of Jewels 15, 16, 17......................... We Are The World - Residences at Sea 2019 Journey & Exceptional Experiences 19................... Style Showcase - Spotlight on Kaufman de Sues Jewelry Designer since 1954 36, 37, 38..............From Rough to Ravishing - Terry Bettridge, CEO 53, 54, 55........................ Exotic Asia Aboard Voyager - Regent Seven Seas 56, 57.....................................Crystal Cruises - More than a Luxury Cruise Line 59-63...... The Royal Palace of Caserta • Italy 79-82................................. Vincent van Gogh - His Life - His Work 94......................................Chocolate Festival 109...................................................Financial - Naples Private Wealth

Departments 18...................................Publishers’ Message 22, 23................................. Table of Contents 39......................... The Art of Interior Design 51........................................The Art of Travel 65.......................Art and Artists of the World 95-99.................. The Wine & Spirits Journal 101... Fine Dining – The Golden Plate Award

Special Charity Centers & Organizations 24.................................Earn to Learn Florida - Invest in College Success 50.. Our Charity Angels in Our Communities 52...................... The David Lawrence Center 64................ Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach 78............................................The Center for Abused Women & Children 100.................................... Special Education - The Piedmont School of Atlanta

The Wine & Spirits The Golden Plate Award Journal

96, 97.......................... Casa Larga Vineyards - Ice Wine 98, 99.........................................Get to Know Auction Napa Valley: The American Wine Classic

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102, 103.....................................Crystal Skye - Compliments of the Chef 104, 105.........................The Art of Dining at Sinclairs Ocean Grill at the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa


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ENGAGE AND SUPPORT THE ARTS FRIDAY

November 1st, 2019

Flexjet private hanger at the Naples Airport Proceeds of this event support free art programs for youth and families. Sponsors: eBella, Flexjet, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, Shula’s Steak House Naples., 90.1 WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, 96.9 WINKFM, FOX92.5

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Proceeds of this event support free art programs for youth and families. Sponsors: Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, Philip Douglas® & Co., 90.1 WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, 96.9 WINKFM, FOX92.5

WEDNESDAY

October 23rd, 2019

DINNER

ARTISTS

at Alexander’s Restaurant

WEDNESDAY

January 15th, 2020 at Venue Naples

TUESDAY

April 7th, 2020 at Venue Naples

Proceeds of this event support free art programs for youth and families. Sponsors: eBella, Florida Weekly, Dragon Horse Ad Agency, Happenings Magazine, Spotlight Magazine, 90.1 WGCU, Sunny 106, WAVV 101, 96.9 WINKFM, FOX92.5, Alexander’s Restaurant, Venue Naples

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Melissa Sullivan and Hermé de Wyman Miro

Judi and Ray Richards

Virginia Oatley and Chris Leavitt

American Heart Association’s 63rd Annual Palm Beach Heart Ball goes

‘Through the Looking Glass’

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Tim Luke – auctioneer

Michael and Annie Falk with Don McKenna

to revel in the unrivalled elegance of our town. Guests and Honorary Chairmen have included Joan Crawford, Perry Como, Bob Hope, Senator Jack Kennedy, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frank Sinatra, Esteé Lauder, Lilly Pulitzer and countless others. The ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed gala featured pre-dinner cocktails and a silent auction while guests were welcomed by models showcasing fashion by Escada. The cocktail hour was followed by dinner, dancing, and full program emceed by Beth Mourelatos, Vice President and Executive Director of the American Heart Association, Palm Beach, as well as a live auction with the top selling item being a two-year lease of a Lincoln Black Label MKZ. “The American Heart Association depends on the commitment of hundreds of volunteers in our community to help support their important goal of building lives free from cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Jeffrey Alderton. “I want to thank the hundreds of people from Continued on page 27

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he longest running gala on Palm Beach island – The American Heart Association’s Palm Beach Heart Ball – made its return to the Venetian ballroom at the Breakers this Valentine’s Day. The American Heart Association is the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The tradition associated with the Heart Ball was even more prevalent this year as chairmen Lee Ann and Jeffrey Alderton have a family connection to chairing the gala. Not only has Lee Ann been a co-chairman in a previous year, her mother, Mrs. Robert G. Hurbaugh, also chaired the Heart Ball in 1984. Jeffrey and Lee Ann are the first husband and wife team to chair the event. The Palm Beach Heart Ball has long been the premier social event of the season. Palm Beach’s most prominent families have long been supporters of the gala and their standing has brought celebrities, politicians and philanthropists alike

Journal and Menu

Julie Rudolph and Matt Holland

Suzanne Niedland wins auction item – Italian Vacation

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Alderton Family – Ryan and Taylor Blaszczyk, Lee Ann and Jeffrey Alderton, Maggie and Bradford Alderton


The Breakers Venetian Ballroom

Ice Sculpture – Legacy sponsors

Dancing the night away

Mad Hatter themed centerpiece

Michael Falk wins auction item – custom tailored Brioni tuxedo

Vice Chairmen – Suzanne Niedland, Hermé de Wyman Miro, Judi Richards, Rebecca Doane, Melissa Sullivan

Fashions by Escada

Continued from page 26 Palm Beach, and afar, who came out to show their support. Without this support, we couldn’t have raise the critical funds still needed to help us save thousands of lives each year.” This year, the Heart of Palm Beach Award was presented to Erica

Whitfield, a board member of both the Palm Beach County School District and the local American Heart Association. Whitfield led the way in making it a high school graduation requirement for all Palm Beach County students to receive Hands-Only CPR training prior to

The Palm Beach Heart Ball is supported by Legacy Sponsor Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center. To learn more or to get involved call your local Palm Beach County Office on (561) 697-6621 or visit heart.org.

their graduation day. Due to her efforts, and those of her fellow American Heart Association board members, Palm Beach County is now leading the way as one of only 14 counties in Florida to make being trained in Hands-Only CPR a graduation requirement.

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n November 10, 2018, NCH Healthcare System celebrated its 60th Hospital Ball, which this year benefitted the Cardiac Care Program. The Ball raised more than $1.02M from 380 guests comprised of grateful patients, corporations, and community partners. Generous supporters make this event deeply meaningful and a lot of fun at the same time. The funds raised will help NCH equip an additional Cardiac Catheterization

Laboratory with cutting-edge technology and advance the capabilities of its Structural Heart team to ensure patients in Southwest Florida continue to have access to quality, comprehensive care.

Brian Wolfe and Dr. Pia Myers Wolfe

2018 Physician of the Year Nominees: Yashodeep Jadhav, MD, Shona Velamakanni, MD, Sajan Rao, MD, Mazen AbuAwad, MD, Max Kamerman, MD, Tracey Roth, MD, Todd Bethel, MD, Victoria Totoraitis, MD

Dr. Rebecca Lambert and Dr. Jonathan Sonne

Patty and Jay Baker

Mary Bongiovanni and Dr. Chris Papadopoulos

Jan and Kim Kantor

During the evening, guests enjoyed an award presentation for Nurses of the Year as well as Physician of the Year. Additionally, donors had an opportunity to bid on a Live Auction, a Fund-a-Need and concluded the evening with

Eyk and Rose Marie Van Otterloo

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dancing to the music of “Blonde Ambition� band. The 2019 Annual NCH Hospital Ball will take place on Saturday, November 9 at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort, Naples.


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CHARITY GALAS “Puttin’ on the Ritz”

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Celebrating 50 Years

Dr. Reisha Brown and Steven Falk

Kara Down and David Legus

June and Sam Hamroa

Walter and Mary Beth Crawford

Doug and Shiela Johnson

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(L to R) Suzie Otterback, Ron and Maureen Sippel

nearly $600,000 in the Center’s programs and services. David Lawrence Center’s annual gala, a premier event in

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From top hats and white dinner jackets to gold shimmery accents and sleek black décor, the Puttin’ on the Ritz with a Twist Gala honored David Lawrence Center’s golden anniversary in first-class style. The gala was a celebration of five decades of lives saved, families healed, a community nourished and the thousands of donors who made it happen along the way. The theme was a nod to the past with a modern twist that showcased the Center’s resilience, versatility and history of excellence. With over 450 tickets sold, decked-out David Lawrence Center supporters danced the night away at the Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples and invested

Naples, is a critical component of the Center’s efforts to provide comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery services in

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to receive 220,000 life-saving treatment services. Your support helps David Lawrence Center continue to fulfill its mission and deliver world-class behavioral

health solutions to all those in need. For more information about David Lawrence Center, call 239-455-8500 or visit DavidLawrenceCenter.org.

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n Saturday, January 13th 2018, Voices For Children Foundation, the largest of the non-profits that supports the Guardian ad Litem Program in Florida, kicked off the winter gala season and held its Moments Of Brilliance, Be A Voice Gala 2018 at the serene Mandarin Oriental, Miami on Brickell Key. Now in its 22nd year, the esteemed gala was not only attended by 400 of the city’s luminaries in philanthropy and business; but more importantly, it also raised over $740,000 dollars that ultimately facilitates advocacy for children in foster care in Miami Dade County. “Through the power of philanthropy, Jeff and I have connected with this community in meaningful and fulfilling ways. Voices For Children and the Guardian ad Litem Program have given us the opportunity to improve outcomes for kids in foster care and the Be a Voice Gala is a wonderful way to highlight the tremendous impact of both organizations and their supporters”, said Yolanda

Eva and Matthew Gorson

Judge Bronwyn Miller, Senator Rene Garcia

Alexa and Jose Linares

Moments of Brillance BE A VOICE GALA MANDARIN ORIENTAL, MIAMI, FL

Elyse Luray and Marc Weshler

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Berkowitz, Miami philanthropist”. “Within our community we have everything we need to continue to improve the lives of children who end up in the foster care system,” said Nelson Hincapie, President

and CEO for Voices For Children. “The overwhelming support is a testament of our common desire to see the brilliance in each child who finds themselves in the darkest of places—without a family.”.

Suzanne and Brad Meltzer

Laurence Alquilina-Stott and Malcolm Stott

Suzel and John Broe

Ruby Bacardi, Scott McGuire

Todd and Suzanne Legon

Paul Pino and Bertha Pino

Michael Moser, Jay Shapiro

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Jose Iglesia, Judge Mari Sampedro-Iglesia, Bob Lederman, Judge Cindy Lederman

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Yolanda Berkowitz, Christian Wardle, Avery Felks, Nelson Hincapie, Michael Moser, Suzanne and Brad Meltzer

Voices For Children Board of Directors and President and CEO Nelson Hincapie

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Angel and Lynette Ferrer, Deborah and Vince Castro

Jill and Catherine Pelham, Richard Berkowitz

Ana and Neisen Kasdin

Beth Tasca, Yolanda Berkowitz, Daniela Swaebe, and Bronwyn Miller

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From Rough to Ravishing It’s been said the devil is in the details. If you believe that, then prepare to meet the most devilish bunch of jewelers around.

A finished engagement ring is inspected in the Betteridge jewelry shop.

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ou could spend your whole life in the jewelry business and never have the opportunity to lay hands on a colorless, nearly 200-carat rough diamond. Gemstones that perfect at that size are few and far between. So when Terry Betteridge got the chance to procure one such diamond in 2015, he hopped on a place to Botswana to make the purchase of a lifetime. Afterward, there were nine months of careful planning before that rough stone saw a single cut. It produced a pair of 40-carat, brilliant-cut diamond-stud earrings and the nearly 15-carat Love Knot Ring. These pieces were designed by Terry; cut and set under his watchful gaze, the process took more than a year. Visually, they’re exquisite. In the lab, the diamonds are of remarkable quality for their size. But the real value comes in owning the culmination of one jeweler’s dream come true. These pieces are what 40 years of jewelry making experience look like.


“We only buy diamonds sourced from countries where we feel the industry is a positive influence on the lives of the people who live there, and Botswana is one such place. The diamond industry funds a lot of their social welfare state – it has a beneficial impact for all.” – Terry Betteridge, CEO Here’s the truth about diamond engagement rings. Today, 90 percent are put together on an assembly line, scarcely coming into contact with a human hand – as if it were a Ford Focus or a Twinkie. The setting is printed in one machine, the diamond is cut by another and the ring you buy looks identical to the ring the guy before you bought. All of this begs the question, how can something as meaningful as an engagement ring have heart when it is wholly made by something without one?

“It can’t,” says Mike Cooper, Betteridge’s jewelry shop foreman, “and what’s more, the damn thing will probably fall apart on you in a few years.” Jewelry wasn’t always created like this. Once upon a time, the jewelry designer worked under the same roof as the jewelry craftsman, one putting pencil to paper to sketch something beautiful, the other putting hammer to metal to bring it to life. The era of mass

production has almost steamrolled this artistic relationship into extinction, yet this is how things are done at Betteridge, and have been done for 120 years – by hand and with heart. “If you look back at the history of jewelry, the most timeless and beautiful things were always handmade,” says Warren Lagerloef, a senior sales executive. “They have the markings of the maker’s hand, a human touch that stays with them forever,” adds Mike Manjos, senior vice president of purchasing and a diamond buyer. That’s not to say that modern technology doesn’t have its place. The Betteridge workshop is outfitted with CAD/CAM programs, welding lasers, and a 3-D printer. But it also has a 70-pound

anvil and a hacksaw, and the master craftsmen in this shop have very strong opinions about the appropriate use for each. “Prongs, those you gotta make with a hammer, because

pounding them makes the stronger,” says Cooper. “Design concepting, before we start building, that you can do with a 3-D printer.” In other words, new techniques are used once they’ve proven themselves to be the better way, not simply the shorter one. That Betteridge even has an in-house workshop dedicated to making, fixing and appraising fine jewelry is rare; you won’t find one at most of the highest of high-end jewelers these days. That the workshop is fully staffed with its own watch division is virtually unheard of. But this is a testament to Terry Betteridge and his singular obsession with quality. “It takes a lot of skilled hands to do things the way we do them,” he says. “Even something as seemingly simple as our diamond ear studs are a lot of work. You forge the wire, make it stronger, so you can trim the setting to almost nothing. This is all just to make the presentation of the stone better.”


In layman’s terms, Betteridge builds things to last a lifetime (and even longer). If it takes them two days to do what others do in two hours, so be it. “I like the stuff to have real longstanding significance; it shouldn’t have an expiration date,” says Terry, which is why you won’t find what he calls “fashion jewelry” at any Betteridge boutique – not in the pieces they make nor in the designers they carry. Win Betteridge says it like this: “We do the sort of classic things more thoughtfully than they’ve ever been done before.”

and Superman franchises) – and has worked with Betteridge for more than 50 years. The entire watchmaking division is made up of graduates from the prestigious Lititz Watch Technicum, a program so competitive it accepts no more than 14 applicants per year. All that expertise mean that every last detail has been debated, tested, adapted and tested again until there is a consensus on the right (and wrong) way to do something – a code of ethics

The greatest testament to the team’s depth of knowledge might be that they also know when not to work on something. A lot of interesting estate and vintage pieces have passed through the Betteridge workshop, things once belonging to captains of industry and royalty of a bygone era – some on their way to new owners, others for repair. But before touching something that’s been around for 150 years or more, says Cooper, they always stop and ask themselves: Does it make sense to do what the client is asking us to do? Will it help or harm the condition of the piece? If the answer is no, they let it be.

Terry has managed to fill his workshops with a crew of craftsmen as meticulously minded as he is. There are 10 full-time jewelers, who when combined, have over a century’s worth of experience (and then some) at the bench. Roberto DeRosa, the setter, comes from Italy, where he got his start at the age of 15 mastering the difficult art of pave in his father’s jewelry shop. Then there’s Carlos Colonna, a hand engraver who ahs done jobs for a pope (John Paul II), presidents (Kennedy, Johnson and Reagan) and producers (Benjamin Melniker, the man behind the Batman

amongst craftsmen, if you will. You’ll never find prongs made from yellow gold used for diamond engagement rings, for instance; the color visually tinges the shade of the stone. Settings are kept as close to the finger as possible because, as Cooper likes to say, “low stones are safe stones.” And don’t get Terry started on the use of white gold in jewelry. “Everything about it is bad; it’s too soft, it’s not natural. Plus, it’ll likely turn your finger green.”

This is especially true in the watch division, where the watchmaker’s hand should never leave a trace. “There are certain pieces you can’t touch,” says Ryan Harrington, the watch shop foreman. “A watch from the 1800s may still tick, but there’s little I can do to make it consistently tell the correct time. Despite every fiber of my watchmaking-being wanting to crack it open and have a look around, it would be ethically wrong for me to do so.” The Betteridge team has a deep respect for the work they do and the customers they serve. Perhaps Lagerloef put it best: “If you buy one of our pieces, you can’t buy a better one. A cheaper one, maybe, but not a better one.”


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aples Therapeutic Riding Center (NTRC), a non profit equestrian center that provides therapeutic horseback riding and equinerelated programs for children and adults with special needs, social interaction difficulties, and physical challenges, is pleased to announce the launch of a new children’s bereavement equinefacilitated learning program. NTRC’s bereavement program is designed to work in conjunction with individual support groups in the community. During the first sixsession group, five children coping with the recent loss of a parent who were enrolled in Avow Hospice’s bereavement support group, participated in NTRC’s first ever bereavement focused, equine-facilitated learning program. The program helps children through their journey of grief in a unique, healing process. Children are able to identify and vocalize feelings needed for healing in an intimate, safe environment where the trust and comfort of

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while boosting their self-esteem and confidence. Often, grieving children experience feelings of guilt, loneliness, and fear. During the weekly sessions, led by a certified equine specialist, the children are prompted to use creative visualization to personify the horse as the loved

Established in 1995, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with a mission to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and equinerelated programs. With a dedicated staff and group of volunteers, Naples Therapeutic Riding Center, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Premier Accredited Center, provides therapeutic riding, equine- facilitated learning and equinefacilitated psychotherapy to more than 660 participants per year. Through fundraising efforts, the organization is able to provide this vital therapy to those who need the service most, regardless of income level. Services are provided in partnership through local nonprofit organizations and physician referrals for individuals living with special needs and a range of emotional, learning and developmental disabilities. For more information on programs or volunteer opportunities, visit NaplesTherapeuticRidingCenter.org or call 239-596-2988.

one they lost. In one activity, the participants share things with their horses they may not have been able to tell their loved one now that they are gone They also participate in a variety of exercises that command mental focus and clarity of intent. Children in particular respond to the many therapeutic benefits of art, so exercises in the group include painting their grief story on their horse and creating a keepsake of their experience. Missy Lamont, NTRC Executive Director, said, “Loss is difficult, especially for a child.

loving horses allows them time to process grief. Alexis Hobson, Avow Children’s Services Coordinator, said, “Kids don’t often express their anger or sadness about the death out loud due to fear of the response from other adults in their life. The horse is another living, breathing being for them to experience closeness with. They provide comfort without judgment or fear of someone else finding out what the child shared.” Through this tailor-made, equine-facilitated learning program, children deepen their awareness of their feelings and bodily tension

There is no easy way or right way to grieve. Our horses can help facilitate the grief process through carefully created equine-assisted activities that promote healing and provide an emotional outlet in a unique, fun, and therapeutic setting. We are very encouraged by this first collaboration with Avow and the progress the children expressed while working with our horses.” Equine-facilitated learning programs are offered at no cost to children as a result of donations and grant funding. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 39


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EXOTIC ASIA ABOARD


EXOTIC CRUISE ABOARD THE

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Regent Seven Seas

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Luxury Ship

recently hosted one of the most extraordinary journeys of my career when I cruised from Bangkok to Mumbai aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager. The heat and vigorous shore excursions tested me physically but I came home after 21 days four pounds lighter and more active than ever before. I chose to travel a Transatlantic route on Air France rather than the usual Transpacific routing. If you choose to stop-over in Europe, you have two 10-hour plus flights as opposed to longer flights from Los Angeles. Upon arrival in Bangkok, I was met by a charming young woman and her assistant with a private cart. This was a VIP Meet and Greet Service through my hotel. They whisked me

The

The Voyager

through the Global Express Visa line, assisted with luggage, and I arrived at the Sukhothai Hotel within 90 minutes of deplaning. An advantage of my extensive travels is that I can advise about worthwhile extra expenditures such as this private transfer service. In the true Sukhothai style of combining the elements of wind, earth, fire, water and metal, the dĂŠcor was stunning in every way. Our hotel rate included a magnificent Asian/ Western buffet breakfast including the freshest sushi. Our private car transfer took us to the port of Laem Chabang to board the Seven Seas Voyager. The 700-passenger ship was totally sold-out with a complement of passengers who were a fascinating mix of predominantly Americans and Brits. Besides the many programs and activities, the Sri Lankan and Indian dance troops entertained during our cruise.

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Continuing on the Malabar Coast, we arrived at Sihanoukville, Cambodia, where we took a wilderness trek and toured a village school. This excursion was for physically fit travelers, however beach options and city sightseeing were also available. In Singapore, we devoted our day to exploring World War II memorial sites. The sobering tour included a visit to the Changi Prison Museum and Chapel. Next, I was very excited to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- which has been on my “bucket list” for awhile. The 94 square mile city has an estimated population of 1.6 million. The mixture of Malays, Chinese, Indian Chettiars, Indian Muslims, and ex-pat Brits makes for an eclectic melting pot. Our exotic cruise aboard the Regent Seven Seas Voyager continued to Sri Lanka and India, two countries I have visited before and can’t explore enough. Sri Lanka, which means “Great and Beautiful Island,” has recently opened more tourism opportunities with the cessation of 26 years of war. Peace restored to this beautiful island has resulted in an expansion of tourism with new resorts and port facilities. Our first visit was to the eastern port of Trincomalee, the

Capital of the East. The vibrant city offers a natural deep-water harbor that served ancient sea traders from China and East Asia. We began with a visit to the Koneswaram Temple, a classical-medieval Hindu temple complex. The temple is home to a twenty-two day chariot festival, usually held in April. Our day was complete with a few hours at Chaaya Blu, a magnificent beach resort. Our tour of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city with over a million inhabitants, took us past the heavily guarded Old Parliament, the very affluent Cinnamon Gardens district and the National Museum which houses a fine collection of antiques and objects d’art. Our tour ended at the Gangaramaya Temple where Buddha was once thought to have spoken. Next, we headed to Cochin, India. A couple who had never been to India accompanied me for the afternoon. We took off in two tuck tucks to explore Cochin. Our first stop was Fort Kochi Hand Laundry where everything from shirts to sheets was washed by hand and line dried. Then, shopping; Cochin is one of the best places to shop in India. Each shop served us tea as we explored hand embroidered fabrics, ceramics, and metal goods. The spice GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 55

market was fascinating; the fragrance of rare spices permeated the air. We visited St. Francis Church; the Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the oldest churches in India; and the Paradesi Synagogue, ornate with Chinese tiles, Belgian chandeliers, and copper plates. At Mangalore, our next port, we climbed 212 steps to view the monolithic stone statue of Lord Gomateswara. The lush and lovely Goa was a window to the religious history of a population influenced by the Portuguese and Indian culture. Our final port was Mumbai -- a highlight of my cruise. We cruised across Mumbai Harbor to Gharapuri Island. We climbed 123 shallow but wide steps to reach Elephanta Caves which was dedicated to Lord Shiva, and carved out of solid basalt rock in the seventh century. The splendid cave complex is a collection of shrines, courtyards, grand halls and porticos filled with stone sculptures and reliefs of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. Our ferry returned to the dock at the Gateway of India next to the historic Taj Hotel. This ended my exotic Asian adventure. I was on a plane headed to Charles De Gaulle and then home to Florida the same evening.


EVOLUTION

More than a Luxury Cruise Line

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Crystal “Ocean”

ince its inception in 1988, Crystal Cruises set out to offer the epitome of luxury cruising with a service standard to which all other cruise lines would aspire. Exceptionally designed ships would incorporate the best design concepts of legendary ocean liners and world-class hotels, styled with all the latest advancements of modernity. Destinationrich itineraries would span the globe, offering savvy travelers unprecedented opportunity for intimate and authentic shore side discovery. Crystal’s first ship, Crystal Harmony, debuted in 1990 to international acclaim and ushered in a new era of luxury cruising. The spacious public areas, lavish dining room, intimate lounges and sumptuously styled suites and penthouses drew rave reviews from discerning travelers. The staff was genuine, welcoming and friendly, without being overly familiar. The combination of a spectacularly designed vessel and a staff and crew dedicated to the highest levels of service quickly propelled Crystal Cruises to the very top of luxury travel. In 1995, the 848 guest Crystal Symphony joined the Crystal fleet, only to further expand with the addition of the 1,070 guest Crystal Serenity in 2003. As the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line, Crystal set its sights on growth and advancement on how the world viewed luxury. Preferred Travel’s senior cruise specialist, Connie Moody has experienced all major luxury cruise lines sailing to all seven continents. Moody says, “What distinguishes Crystal Cruises is the entertainment

Crystal “Yacht”

program, enrichment series in addition to the impeccable service and gourmet cuisine! I am never disappointed.” In 2015, global hospitality and leisure company Ghenting Hong Kong, which successfully operates businesses in over 20 countries, acquired Crystal Cruises. Under the new ownership, Crystal announced plans on how the fleet and brand offerings would expand. This has been the most significant brand expansion in the luxury travel industry. The company’s growing portfolio now comprises Crystal Cruises, Crystal River Cruises, Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises, Crystal Luxury Air and Crystal Air Charters with new vessels to launch over the next five years. Crystal began with cruise ships and this experience continues to be the hallmark of the company, so every two to three years these cruising gems go through redesigns, always staying on the cutting edge of luxury travel. This has never been more obvious than with October

Crystal Ocean Penthouse

Crystal “River”

2017’s latest “evolution” on the Crystal Symphony. With the addition of new dining venues, including a Churrascaria, and along with a reduction of guest capacity with the addition of new Crystal Seabreeze Suites complete with butlers - the ship has now adopted opening dining onboard. New state-of-the-art technology, including SpeedNet accelerators will double satellite speed, allowing for free unlimited Wi-Fi across multiple devices and enabling mobile streaming video. Crystal Serenity is scheduled to undergo her “evolution” in Fall 2018, offering guests more choices as to how they wish to spend their luxury vacation across the globe. Christened in December 2015, the ultra-luxury yacht, Crystal Esprit joined the Crystal family ushering in the first new experience beyond the company’s full size cruise ships. Crystal Esprit welcomes 62 sophisticated adventurists on an all-inclusive experience, in all-suite, butler serviced accommodations sailing seasonal 7- or 14-day itineraries

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Crystal “Sky”

in the Mediterranean and Adriatic or the West Indies. Esprit’s unique size brings guests to the very doorstep of some of the world’s most exclusive shores, allowing for incomparable personal experiences. The yacht’s marina platform offers unrivaled water play with topof-the-line equipment and expert instruction. In addition to paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling, optional “water toys” include a Wider 32 speedboat and a stateof-the art deep-sea submersible - a Crystal exclusive. Crystal was not done with its expansion and in Summer 2016 launched its first of five scheduled river yachts. The 154 guest, all suite Crystal Mozart began sailing along the Danube river, forever changed the way river cruising was viewed and setting the bar in luxury river cruising. With multiple Michelin-inspired, farm-to-table restaurant choices, butlers for every room category and state-of-the-art technology and design, Crystal entered the river cruise market, securing Travel & Leisure’s ‘World’s Continued on page 57

Esprit Cafe


Crystal Sky Lounge Aft

Crystal Sky Lounge Forward

Best Awards” for Best River Cruise Line after only one year! Debby Denham, a Preferred Travel advisor and experienced ocean cruiser, recently

along the Danube, Rhine, Moselle river and Main rivers, Crystal continues to exceed in delivering the same six-star service that set it apart from other luxury companies in cruising. In August 2017, Crystal debuted the Crystal Skye a custom designed Boeing 777200LR, accommodating a mere 88 guests in luxury surpassing most private jets. Complete with Skye attendants, 180-degree lie-flat beds and an expansive social lounge with stand up bar the aircraft allows travelers to explore the far reaches of the earth while enjoying the personalized service for which Crystal is renowned worldwide. The aircraft is available for full plane charter. As Crystal continues successfully delivering on the luxury experience across the additions to its fleet, plans continue for further expansion and growth with the debut of the 200 guest Crystal Endeavor slated for 2020. This all veranda expedition ship will have a PC6 rating - one of the highest polar class ratings in the industry enabling it to visit unique destinations without limitations. Complete with its own helicopter, deep water submersible and Crystal’s signature six-star food and service, Crystal Endeavor will continue to set the bar for excellence attracting new to Crystal and existing Crystal guests alike. New full size Crystal Ocean Crystal cruise ships are also scheduled, with the first of three debuting in 2022. Don’t be surprised to hear more announcements with new innovations and ideas. What truly sets Crystal Cruises apart is the exceptional level of service and attention to detail provided both at sea and ashore. Guests become family and in turn Crystal’s shipboard team becomes extend family to guests. A steadfast commitment to excellence has earned Crystal recognition as “World’s Best Cruise Ship” in Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards for an unprecedented 24 years – an accomplishment unmatched by any other cruise line, hotel or resort anywhere in the world. For more information and a complimentary Crystal Cruise consultation, please contact a travel specialist at Preferred Travel of Naples, Inc. 239-261-1177 - www.preferrednaples.com

Crystal Ocean

Crystal Ocean Plaza Atrium

experienced luxury river cruising first-hand aboard the Crystal Mozart. This was her first river cruise. Denham sailed the Danube from Vienna and says, “The river was smooth sailing all the way. I was amazed to see so much undeveloped land between the villages and towns. The swans held court on the riverbanks instead of seeing people everywhere. It was an amazing experience.” Crystal Bach and Crystal Mahler joined Crystal Mozart in the summer of 2017. Chrystal’s river fleet is now a total of five 106 guest all veranda suite ships with last month’s additions of Crystal Debussy and Crystal Ravel. Offering all-inclusive 7- to 16-day itineraries

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On his 36th birthday, Charles III, the Bourbon King of Naples, laid the first stone of the Royal Residence, January 20, 1752.

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hen one thinks of European palaces, the first place that comes to mind may very well be Versailles in Paris, yet, the Royal Palace of Caserta in Italy easily rivals its size and grandeur. Charles III, the Bourbon king of Naples, celebrated his 36th birthday by laying the first stone in creating what is today a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

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The reasoning behind the king’s decision to begin building the palace on January 20th, 1752, was to move the royal court and government away from its dangerous proximity to the sea. Ten years earlier, the English fleet assembled in the bay of Naples and threatened to bombard the city. King Charles, along with his architect, Luigi Vanvitelli, sought to build a single, self-sufficient structure that was able to accommodate the

forces required for government of the kingdom while also acting as the center around which a new capitol could be built. Vanvitelli was a perfect fit because of his versatility. He was already an accomplished painter, hydraulic engineer, designer and town planner. Like its architect, the palace would also be a versatile residence, with its vestibules, royal chapel, court theater and gardens. The rooms ranged in decor from the Spring room, used for audiences, which was filled with cupids and festoons to the Throne room with its

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elegant, barrel vault ceiling and embellished with gilded stucco work. The ceiling was dominated by Gennaro Maldarelli’s painting depicting the laying of the palace’s first stone. To make this palace a reality, it was recorded that between 17551763, there were three directors of works, 14 administrators, 300 master masons, 1810 workers, 200 women, 166 prisoners, 245 Turkish slaves, 160 Christian slaves and 438 guards. Additionally, countless elephants, camels, and other animals were used for the supply and transportation of materials. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 61


Good time was made in the construction of the palace. By June 1752, all foundations were dug and the constructions of the walls had begun. This was followed by the construction of the Caroline Aqueduct, which transported water from the Tifatini Mountains to later a stunning artificial waterfall, fountains, and to the palace. A waterfall feeds the pool of Aeolus from a string of arches in the form of caves. Winged cupids can be seen exiting the cave, symbolizing the winds. The palace’s park, at completion, would be characterized by rows of large pools that gradually drop lower and are adorned with statues and surrounded by open expanses of grass and flowerbeds. A few years later, on October 7, 1759, King Charles had to leave the palace to succeed Ferdinand IV of Spain who had passed away. This separation left Vanvitelli without the guarantee of the constant flow of funds and without an attentive client who knew about architecture. Meanwhile, the kingdom remained under the counsel of the Prime Minister, Bernardo Tanucci. In 1760, construction of the Court Theater began. The theater was born from the behest of GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 62


the king. It was constructed in the shape of a horseshoe with 42 boxes on three elegantly adorned rows. On May 7, 1762, water had arrived at the “grande fabrica” creating one of the most important aspects that make the palace scenery so special, the waterfall. Another one of the most distinctive features of the Royal Palace of Caserta is the marblecovered main staircase. It rises from the floor of the lower vestibule to the royal apartments and through the three arches that lead into the upper vestibule, the view from the middle flight is one of sophistication and culture that makes the palace unique. Queen Maria Amalia personally chose the marble and by the end of 1763, the western facade was virtually complete. Over the next three years, construction slowed as famine plagued Naples in 1764. Though construction picked up after a few years, Vanvitelli would not live to see the completed work. Vanvitelli died on March 1st, 1773. His son, Carlo, would soon after be in charge of construction and although he would see his father’s project through, he would also not be able to see the completed work. In 1784, the Royal chapel was consecrated on Christmas Day, followed by the first royal apartment or “old” apartment as it was also known. By 1845, the palace was finished. The Royal family called Caserta home until 1860 when the conquest of Italy passed the estate to the Savoy family. A little under 60 years later, the Italian State relinquished control and was able to transform the palace into a museum and public park. Today it is one of the most visited tourist attractions with more than a million visitors annually. GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 63


CHARITY

Our Mission The mission of the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach is to provide a live-in Christian program where hurting women can find sanctuary in a healing environment, and to provide a nonresidential Christian program for all people who are serious about becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. We further commit to training people to disciple others.

Residential Program If you are looking to be restored, refreshed or renewed, we are here to help! We have a plan designed to bring healing and hope back into your life. There is no other Christian residential program like ours in the state, where women on medication for depression or anxiety can apply for residency. Call today or visit our website to learn more.

How You Can Help • $100 provides one resident, one day of certified counseling, Christ-centered curriculum, support groups, food, shelter and more. • $50 provides one Family Counseling session for a family in need, helping to restore meaningful relationships and promote healthy living. • Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. If you you would like to volunteer your time, please call our office for details and information. • Become our prayer partner - it is both rewarding and encouraging. • Visit our Resale Store and donate lightly used items. They’re located behind the K-Mart Plaza, 1615 10th Ave., VB FL, 32960 (772) 567-3598

Support Groups • • • • •

Bible Study Sexual Abuse Overcomers Anger Management Conquering Codependency

We Are Here To Listen! Through our residential and nonresidential programs, hundreds of men, women and adolescents have found hope and healing.

How We Help • • • • • •

Bible Study Christian Curriculum Residential Program Individual & Marital Counseling Leadership Training Support Groups

Help the Refuge change lives!

You’re Not Alone! We Can Help People come from Indian River County and around the world to the Women’s Refuge to find true freedom, new purpose and clear direction for their lives. Here at the Refuge, we provide a place of hope and help for the emotionally and spiritually wounded.

Donate now. Mail: Women’s Refuge PO Box 1484 Vero Beach, FL 32961 Online: WomensRefugeVB.org (772) 770-4424 womensrefugevb@att.net

A sanctuary for people who are serious about getting well

Community counseling Along with the residential program, the Women’s Refuge offers biblical counseling for individuals, marriages, and families.

EVENTS FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Monthly Luncheon, free of charge, where you can meet our residents and staff, learn about our history, the founder’s vision, our mission, and take a tour of our serene campus.

WHAT’S HAPPENING December 7, 2019 WOMEN’S REFUGE SECOND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BANQUET

Join us for a glamorous Christmas celebration including live music, silent auction, dinner and a compelling message of hope. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker and bestselling author.

Galas for Charity Magazine Graciously Wishes to Thank Isabelle Beuttell Dayton for proudly supporting the Women’s Refuge of Vero Beach

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CELEBRATING

40 YEARS

OF CHARITY GIFTING

For the Love of

Art and

Artists World Wide


ARTIST PROFILE Judith Pond Kudlow

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The Master of 3-Dimensional Still Life Painting

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Judith Kudlow at her easel.

udith (Judy) is a New York artist known for her 3-dimensional still life paintings. Based on the nineteenth century academic tradition, her paintings are based on precise drawing, careful modeling, compositions with harmonious and accurate colors and values. She employs these time-honored rules of the masters to produce beautiful contemporary works of art – a shirt casually hanging on a shutter with a delicately, precisely placed laundry tag still attached, light glowing through crinkled tissues of paper. Her interest in classical drapery studies led to a series of paintings of cascading fabrics. In 2002 she opened the Harlem Studio of Art, becoming one of the top ateliers in the country. She now has studios in the Bronx, Embassy Row in Washington DC and in Redding, CT.

“The Orchid” by Judith Kudlow.

Judith attended the College of William and Mary and went on to study at Harlem Studio of Art, Art Students League, National Academy of Fine Arts and New York Academy, all in New York City. She is a member of The Salmagundi Club, Director of NYK Academy, President of the Harlem Studio of Art in NYC and serves

“Glacier Ice” still on easel by Artist Judith Kudlow.

on the Advisory Board of The American Forum for Realism. Judith recently moved to Washington DC with her husband Larry Kudlow.

“Glacier Ice” Setup by Artist Judith Kudlow.

Judy is currently working on a body of paintings for her upcoming show at the Anderson Fine Art Gallery that opens on Friday, November 22, 2019.

The gallery is located on St. Simons Island adjacent to Sea Island, The Cloister and the Lodge in the Golden Isles of Georgia. The gallery has been in the same location for the past 20 years and represents recognized professional artists whose paintings range from representational, classical realism to abstract works. The gallery also offers year-round workshops through www.workshopsonstsimonsisland.com.

3309 FREDERICA ROAD • ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GEORGIA 31522 • 912 634-8414 mand@andersonfineartgallery.com

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ARTIST PROFILE

Through the Eyes of a Portrait Artist... by Vanessa C. Reyes

Isabelle Beuttell Dayton

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Hall Family, 36 X 48, Oil on Canvas, Local dentist and family

Billy Dayton Family, 48 X 48, Oil on Canvas, Our son and his family

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or award-winning artist, Isabelle Dayton, art equals the simple splendor of life. Through her paintings and portraits she is able to reflect the life she sees. As she puts it, she organizes her world into a “lifedrenching, intoxicating dance with palette and color”. Like most children, Isabelle drew and painted and although

she is the only one of her eight siblings who pursued it professionally, she saw it as more of an awakening. “My parents let me paint murals on the walls of my brother’s room when I was an early teen, and I felt alive,” says Isabelle. Now, her art lives in places throughout the United States and as far away as Nevis, West Indies.

Maryann and Daniel, 22 X 30, Oil on Canvas, Mother and son

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Beach Path, 36 X 48, Oil on Canvas

White Gate, 36 X 36, Oil on Canvas

She studied at Finch College, whose alumni includes Anne Cox Chambers and Isabella Rossellini among other notables. Over the past 25 years, Isabelle’s paintings & portraits have evolved into her own personal style of realism. She works solely with a palette knife, replicating her subjects as nearly as possible. Her work features families interacting and creating special moments. “Being the oldest, gave me a perspective, or a point of observation, of different personalities in a family,” says Isabelle. The natural interaction of her figures create small telling dramas of ordinary life along with lush

Tropical Path, 36 X 36, Oil on Canvas

landscapes. As a Vero Beach resident, it is not surprising the beach would act as yet another character in her art. “Every weekend, weather permitting, we would go to the beach,” says Isabelle, “I began to recognize the ecstasy in the ordinary and unremarkable moments I saw there. That is what I wanted to portray, a ‘happening’, a ‘stilled moment’, when ‘nothing but LIFE itself is happening’.” Indeed, this is what her work captures. Isabelle’s paintings can be found at the Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach, FL. Phone 772-234-8811. http://www.meghancandlergallery. com/.

Still Life, 36 X 36, Oil on Canvas

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CHARITY GALAS

Dr. Carl Lewis, Director, Nannette Zapata, COO, Fairchild and Bruce Greer, President

Joyce Burns, Philanthropic Chair, Gala in the Garden, y Tony Burns

Jim and Jan Risi Field, Mary Jean Risi and Louis J. Risi, Jr., Senior Vice President and Treasurer.

(11) Crabtree and crew

Dan and Trish Bell

Ken O’Keefe, Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and Jason Stephens, Board of Trustees

The 25th Annual Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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CORAL GABLES, FL

ver 350 guests attended the 25th Annual Gala in the Garden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden themed “Emerald Oasis”. The event was co-chaired by Swanee DiMare and Frances SevillaSacasa with Joyce Burns serving as Philanthropic Chair. Proceeds supported Fairchild’s programs in conservation science, education, and horticulture. The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction in the new Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan Arts Center. Guests then walked along a beautifully lit garden path to the Lakeside Marquee. Continued on page 71 GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 70


EMERALD OASIS Continued from page 70

Margaret Eidson, Daysi Johansson, Raphael Bastian, Judy Kramer, Nancy Batchelor, Frances Sevilla-Sacasa, Swanee DiMare, Bonnie Crabtree, Joyce Burns, Marile Lopez, Bronwyn Miller, Lesli Brown, Lee Damus, Ana VeigaMilton

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The venue was bathed in colors of canary yellow and rose pink. Majestic moss covered bismarckia palms stood throughout the room while purple, pink and white Phalaenopsis orchids hung over the dance floor. Tables were decorated with vases of sunset-hued Persian buttercups, tulips and orchids on cream silk linens. Board of Trustees President Bruce Greer welcomed guests announcing that Fairchild has been rated the number one garden in the country by Charity Navigator. Thanking the guests for their generosity, he also highlighted the education programs such as the Fairchild Challenge, Million Orchid Project and Growing Beyond Earth. Gala

Chairs Swanee DiMare and Frances SevillaSacasa recognized the Board of Trustees and Gala Committee for their hard work and thanked this year’s Royal Palm Sponsors Bunny Bastian and Raphael Bastian, Joyce and Tony Burns, Mary Jean and Lou Risi, Kenneth O’Keefe and Jason Stephens, and Royal Caribbean Cruises. Longtime benefactors of Fairchild, Bunny Bastian and Raphael Bastian, were honored for their continued support of the Garden and dedication to the Gala as a mother-daughter duo. Next year’s Gala in the Garden is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, 2019. For more info, visit www.fairchildgarden.org/gala

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he world’s prestigious painters are celebrated for their vision, however, Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh is most often remembered for losing an ear. The circumstances and the overpowering depression that shaped the post-impressionist’s life is a story well worth a listen. His life seemingly began in tragedy. He was born on March 30, 1853 and named Vincent after his brother, who died the year before he was born. Though he never knew that brother, his siblings, and younger brother Theodorus in particular, weaved a strong thread throughout his life and art. Theo was supportive, both emotionally and financially, of

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Vincent, who apparently suffered from bi-polar disorder and epilepsy, among other ailments. In a letter to Theo, Vincent wrote, “I don’t really have any friends except for you, and when I am ill, you are always in my thoughts.” With his brother’s encouragement, Vincent began painting when he was about 27 or 28. In the summer of 1886, he settled in southern France, forming an artists’ community in Arles. The “Studio of the South,” as he called it, would be a place where artists could work together and inspire each other. Theo persuaded French artist Paul Gaugin to stay in that little yellow house that would Continued on page 80 GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 81


Continued from page 81 be part of that community. For Gaugin, Van Gogh reprised his series of sunflower paintings to brighten up the white interiors of Gaugin’s bedroom. Although Van Gogh and Gaugin initially got along, things soon became contentious and as the story goes, on the evening of Dec. 23, 1888, the men argued and Gauguin left their house. Van Gogh followed his housemate into the street with a razor. However, instead of attacking Gaugin, Van Gogh is believed to

have returned home to cut off part of his own left ear. He then wrapped the ear in newspaper and gave it to a prostitute. A new theory has come out that Gaugin, a talented fencer, sliced off the ear with a saber. According to this theory, Van Gogh did not want to lose the friendship and he agreed to cover up the truth so Gaugin would not end up in jail. It was at the end of that year that mental illness took a stronger hold of the tortured artist. He admitted himself into the Saint Paul

Asylum in Saint-Remy, where he would remain for a year. Despite his mental demons, Van Gogh’s talent continued to flourish. While there, he painted his classics “Irises,” “The Olive Trees” and “The Starry Night.” In 1890, Van Gogh painted the joyful “Almond Blossom” to celebrate the birth of his nephew, the son of Theo and his wife, Johanna Bonger. After being released from the asylum, he was able to present them the painting, which signified rebirth. Van Gogh’s mental health continued to deteriorate and he shot

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himself in the chest, dying less than three months later on July 29, 1890. Different theories exist as to how many paintings Van Gogh sold while he was alive. “The Red Vineyard” is the only painting we know that was “officially” acknowledged by the art world Today, his work sells for as much as $66 million. Credits: www.vangoghmuseum.nl wwwvangoghgallery.com www.artic.edu www.bbc.com In the Footsteps of Van Gogh by Gilles Plazy & Jean Marie del Moral


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Jean Stegall, Sydney Frasca

Juliette Lysiak, Karole Davis

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reat food, great wine and great cause set the tone for the 8th annual Sip & Sample event, benefitting Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF). The night had a record breaking crowd this year bringing in over 300 attendees. The fall event was held on November 16 at The Village Shops on Venetian Bay, and was a collaborative effort with the shops and restaurants. Money raised will benefit the FFCF mentoring programs for local foster children in our community. Besides festive music and decorations, guests enjoyed wine, appetizers, and special raffles throughout the evening. From

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(L to R) Alisa Pavlick, Adriane Orion, Elisabeth Trujillo

(L to R) Caroline Richards, Bill Richards, Dr. Craig Eichler, Pam Eichler, Rob Boreham

of FFCF. “We are so pleased with how this event has turned out and so thankful to The Village Shops.” Last year, FFCF programs helped over 950 foster children in Southwest Florida. The FFCF mission is to focus on the children they serve by providing targeted educational and enrichment opportunities that allow each child to fulfill his or her potential. The charitable organization works to fulfill the unmet needs of every child who enters, or is at risk of entering the foster care system in Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties. For more information about Friends of Foster Children Forever or how to help, visit www. friendsoffosterchildren.net or call 239-262-1808.

crab cakes and beef wellington to delicious desserts, the night was filled with a selection of reds, whites and champagne to please every palette. “This event is catching on with Naples residents and visitors alike. They are all coming out to support our mission and the children,” said Jane Billings, Executive Director

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ver 200 guests recognized Men of IMPACT™ at a dinner held at Bonita Bay Club on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The 2019 Men of IMPACT™ are Norman Love, Norman Love Confections; David Lucas, Bonita Bay Group;  Jim Nathan, LeeHealth; Dr. James Orr, 21st Century Oncology;  Orlando Rosales, Media Vista; Reinhold Schmieding, Arthrex;  Kent Shoemaker, Lipman Family Farms; and Brian Stock, Stock Development.  The 2019 Men of IMPACT™ distinguished themselves by elevating the status of women during their career or through community service. More than $300,000 was raised from corporate sponsors, including BNY Mellon Wealth Management, Synovus, FineMark Bank, Chico’s FAS, Fifth Third Bank, and many other individuals and corporate sponsors. Proceeds will support hard working Earn to Learn FL™ students to achieve their educational goals. Earn to Learn FL™ empowers hard working, but income challenged students to complete their education.  The result: students become investors in their own future, breaking the cycle of limited family income and improving their earning potential.   Students are required to compete financial literacy training and to save and invest $500 of their own earnings, which is matched with $4,000 in Earn to Learn FL™ financial aid. Students, who remain eligible, renew and save up

(L to R) Jennifer Novakovich, Paul Drucker, Alise Bartley and David Bartley.

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to $500 each year to be matched by up to $4,000 until they graduate. “The impact of mentoring on a student’s success cannot be under estimated,” stated Florida Gulf Coast University President Mike Martin during his keynote address. “We see students who’ve had the benefit of mentors paying it

forward by mentoring other students, colleagues, and family members.” For additional information, please contact: Brenda Tate at (239) 908-0301 or  Brenda@EarnToLearnFL.org or visit www. EarnToLearnFL.org. Continued on page 85

Wine Sponsor.

Vicki Orr and Dr. James Orr with Brenda Tate.

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(L to R) Nancy Merolla, Lori Monserrat, Norman Love, Lisa Simington, John Slavik.


CHARITY GALAS MEN OF IMPACT™ DINNER Continued from page 84

Alice Arena, Angelo Arena.

Kimberly Johnson. Kenneth Johnson.

Jim Nathan, David Lucas

Jan Martin, Michael Martin.

Shelley Broader, Kent Shoemaker.

(L to R) Lindsay Stock, Brian Stock.

(L to R) Lisa Simington, Alise Bartley, David Bartley.

Friends Forever.

Louise Schrank and Nancy Merolla.

Pledges go up for Earn to Learn FL.

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2019 Men of IMPACT™ Recognizes men who have distinguished themselves by elevating the status of women through their career and community service.

Dr. James Orr.

Kent Shoemaker.

Reinhold Schmieding.

Brian Stock.

David Lucas.

Norman Love.

Orlando Rosales.

Jim Nathan.

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CHARITY Restoring Florida’s Returning Citizens,

One Life At A Time By Karole Davis

Director of Develipment, Southeast Region

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Karole Davis

id you know that, with almost 100,000 men and women behind bars, Florida has the nation’s thirdlargest prison population? Despite a taxpayer cost of $19,577 per prisoner per year, one quarter of released prisoners will soon be back in trouble with the law. Prison Fellowship, the nation’s largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, and a leading voice for restorative criminal justice reform, is working to change that.

Prison Fellowship was founded in 1976 by Charles Colson, a former special counsel to President Richard Nixon who spent time in a federal prison camp on a charge related to the Watergate scandal. Motivated by his Christian faith and his experiences behind bars, Colson, who became a longtime resident of Naples, Florida, devoted the remainder of his life to helping transform prisoners. In the decades we have spent working on the frontlines of America’s prisons, Prison

Fellowship has developed an indepth, holistic response to crime and incarceration. At an event in Florida in 2017, we officially launched the 40 to Fifty campaign, a bold vision to expand our most effective lifetransformation program—the Prison Fellowship AcademyTM—to all 50 states by 2026. Florida is already home to six sites of the Prison Fellowship Academy. In each one, prisoners are guided through a process of recognizing the life-controlling issues the led to their incarceration,

taking responsibility for the harm they have caused, and becoming productive members of society. Karole Davis is Prison Fellowship’s director of development for the Southeast region. Learn more about the organization’s work at prisonfellowship.org.

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CHARITY GALAS Latchkey League Roaring Twenties Soiree

Betty Bailey, Myra Daniels, Lynette and Richard Merillat Dick Hyman

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Joan and Razriah Eshkenazi

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embers and guests of the Latchkey League stepped back into the 1920s for the Roaring 20s Affair held on January 16, 2018 at the Vineyards Country Club in Naples, Florida. Hosted by Myra Janco Daniels and Lynette Merillat, flappers with their long gloves and fancy headwear accompanied gentlemen wearing fedoras or zoot suits. Sponsors were Tamiami Ford, Tamiami Hyndai and Tamiami Genesis, Naples Illustrated, and the Naples Daily News.

Special entertainment featured Richard “Dick” Hyman, world famous composer and performer. During his 60-year career, he has functioned as a pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and more. Hyman was a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters fellow in 2017. Décor included crystal vases, white feathers and other accompanying 1920s paraphernalia. The Latchkey League, founded by Myra Janco Daniels, holds exciting parties and other special events all season long to raise funds for children’s after-school programs in the greater Naples area. For more information visit our website www.latchkeyleague.org

Gail Tillinghast, Joyce Saunders

Michael and Giselle Saadeh

Kenneth Hopper, Susan Farr

Sheila and Tim Zellers

(Front row) Frank and Mary Lou Pawlowski, JoAnn Ward, Dr. Joyce Silverman (Back) Peter Kiely, Louise Lintz, Troy Cardwell, Alice Cutrona

Sabrina Bennett, Brittni Brown-Cooper, Kristen Weardon

Trish Priller, Tara Zajan, Fran Reiss

Susan Moyer, Wayne and Belinda Mitchell, Tim Zellers, Betty Bailey

Myra Janco Daniels, Lynette and Richard Merillat

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CHARITY GALAS THE 19TH ANNUAL

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Pet Lovers Gala Clinic made possible by $400,000 gift from Jennifer Conery in honor of departed dog Paige

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umane Society Naples Executive Director Sarah Baeckler Davis announced today the organization raised $850,000 at its 19th annual Pet Lovers’ Gala on February 16, including $400,000 to launch a new mobile veterinary clinic that will open this

Clinic will provide free and low-cost veterinary services throughout the county, spay/neuter services

year. “We are consistently humbled by the generosity this community shows companion animals,” Baeckler Davis said. “This amazing night shows how much passion there is in Collier County for the work we do at Human Society Naples.” Of particular note, was a $400,000 gift from Jennifer Conery announced at the event to purchase, outfit and staff a new mobile veterinary clinic. Once it is completed, the clinic will allow for a dramatic increase in the number of animals HSN can treat each year to reach areas that don’t always have access to high-quality, affordable veterinary care. Continued on page 91

Ballroom, LaPlaya Beach Resort, decor by Rufino Herkandez and the Garden District.

Brian and Mackenzie Herrick, Alex Strong and Richard Wescoll

Carly Stewart, Lorraine Winkler and Monica Cababa

Jennifer and Scott ODell and Sigrid Howe

Mackenzie Herrick, Meredith McLean and Ryszard Strycharz

Martha Ostrowski, Despeniz Bartlett and Susan Ostrowski

Tighe and Kathy King and Diana and Donald Wingard

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Glenna Moore and Stuart Koff

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CHARITY GALAS PET LOVERS GALA Continued from page 90

Conery said her love of all animals, but especially her dearly departed boxer Paige, led her to make the donation for the new veterinary clinic. “It’s just so exciting that they Humane Society is going to have this mobile clinic now,” Conery said. Baeckler Davis said the new mobile clinic will allow HSN to work with community partners to help reduce feral cat populations by hosting trap-neuter-release events. In conjunction with the launch of the mobile clinic, HSN will begin providing low-cost or free preventative care services in some areas of the county. “The best way to make sure an animal doesn’t need our shelter services is to keep her in a loving home,” Baeckler Davis said. “By providing preventative medicines and vaccines along with spay-neuter services, we can help keep animals healthy which will keep them at home with their families.” In addition to the gift by Conery, HSN gala patrons pledged more than $200,000 to be used for animal care. Live and silent auctions raised another $125,000. More than 240 guests attended the event at LaPlaya Beach Resort. “As we approach our 60th anniversary in 2020, it’s wonderful to know that we continue to have the strong support of our community,” Baeckler Davis said. “The future for animals in Collier County has never been brighter.”

Jay and Patty Baker

Lance and Krista Fogelsong

Noel and Shanna Davies

Sir Nigel Sabatino

Teresa and Al Geiss

T. Robert and Stacey Bulloch

Jill and Richard Guzman

Lisa and William Spiller and Gizmo

For more information visit hsnaples.org. Tom and Joan Sabatino

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CHARITY GALAS

The exclusive Sky Ball Gala VIP reception for sponsors and donors with meet and greet opportunities with distinguished military and celebrity guests.

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17 of our nation’s 72 living recipients of the Medal of Honor in attendance at Sky Ball XV.

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can honestly tell you the Skyball is the most patriotic event in the USA in my opinion. Here is what you have to know. The Fort Worth Airpower Council and Foundation annually host the Skyball. Skyball XV this fall on Veterans Day raised the bar again like it does each year to benefit our American military families. Texas did it bigger than ever before this year by fundraising over $3.7 million in one night’s gala on November 11th in an American Airlines hanger at DFW airport. I can only hope to tell you how over 3,000 formally dressed guests with massive hearts attend each year for a sit down dinner that is ran with the precision of the Thunderbirds in flight due in part to Chef Robert Irvine that conducts a symphony of chefs in preparing a gourmet meal at this event. Also, an astonishing 800 American Airlines employees from pilots to flight attendants volunteer to serve the food and wine with perfect grace and respect. The huge maintenance hangar takes a week to transform into a show room that rivals a Las Vegas main stage act. The stage I must tell you is well over 100 yards long with a massive lighting system, flanked by huge groupings of speakers, and book end by actual planes on each side of it. Also, one side of the stage is lined with cars that are given away to families in need. Outside the hanger is a static display of 26 or more planes, helicopters, vintage war machines from B 52s and a B 1- bombers to a state of the art Bell Helicopter tilt rotor aircraft as well new and historic American Airlines planes. Then there is even a $1,500 per person pre-party that takes place for a full 900 people if you want to get a photo with actor Gary Sinise, Tony Orlando and other attending celebrities. This night is made possible by many amazing corporations too many to mention yet love to help our fighting warriors who have returned home from war. There is a night dedicated to the top awarded service men each year two

nights before the Skyball that the Airpower Council and American Airlines host called the Medal of Honor Gala. For ten thousand dollars a table you dine in the Westin Resort ballroom alongside 25 to 35 actual Medal of Honor Hero’s that are flown in to be part of the three day celebration of Skyball. This year Chef Robert Irvine drove directly into the ballroom, flag raised high, on a Harley Davidson motorcycle to the stage. Tony Orlando, the Bob Hope award recipient, co-hosts the night’s festivities with Medal of Honor Recipient and event Co-Chairman Gary Littrell. The night before Skyball Actor Gary Sinise spoke and his Lt Dan Band performed 26 songs to a huge audience of 6,000 military families, preceded by Vegas Mirage entertainer Terry Fador preforming his full 90 minute show for free to the cheering troops. The full brigade of New York Fireman bag pipers marched out in form and the Star Spangle banner sang by America’s Tenor Steve Amerson kick off the night of Skyball! There are videos blasting on the epic screen in surround sound showing old war scenes only to finish with a bang as the actual WWII heroes from those video clips stand proud on stage in person for all to cheer and honor. Michael Schlitz war veteran and amputee survivor of an IED explosion recalls with great enthusiasm and shouts out his zeal for life. In closing he pronounces that dammnit he would surly go back to that day even knowing his pain and losses are worth it to honor our country as so many have sacrificed like him. Then there was the Heritage Jazz choir that sang their own patriotic song they wrote as they handed out seven different patriotic challenge coins thanking each and every Skyball patron in the building for their support for the United States of America military service men and woman! During the Skyball night there are swings of emotion from laughter and tears to udder admiration and awe-struck moments you get when

Terry Fator receiving the Medal of Honor Foundation’s Bob Hope Award for Excellence in entertainment with support of our nation’s military at the 2017 Bob Hope Award Gala, presented by the Airpower Foundation.

The Airpower Foundation was proud to present a check for $375,000 raised to support the Medal of Honor Foundation’s Character Development Program thanks to our sponsors and donors.

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U.S. Army SFC Michael Schlitz addressing an audience of nearly 3,000 at Sky Ball XV.

Gary Sinise, along with his Lt. Dan Band, entertain nearly 6,000 service members, veterans, first responders, and their families at the Sky Ball Salute to the Heroes Concert.

Naval Special Warfare Vietnam Veteran, Dave Roever, delivers a powerful speech to over 6,000 in attendance for the Sky Ball Salute to the Heroes Concert.

America’s Got Talent winner and Mirage Headliner, Terry Fator, entertains nearly 6,000 service members, veterans, first responders, and their families at the Sky Ball Salute to the Heroes Concert.

The NYPD Emerald Society Pipe and Drums joined the Sky Ball XV events Veteran’s day weekend.

in the presents of such military heroes. It’s best said from John 15:13 “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” You just can’t imagine the number of action packed events that go on in one night’s program. You get to see Col. Gary Lindfoot, a paralyzed warrior, walk the stage at the very event that paid for his high tech Exo skeleton IBOT. This technology is what made it possible for him to walk upright for the first time in

years. Vietnam vet Dave Roever telling his story of 35 operations over 30 years since Vietnam with his joyful tone of voice because he just got a new nose transplant and survived 75 % of his body being burnt. This my friends will choke up even a robot when you hear these brave and distinguished acts of courage, and determined efforts to survive and serve no matter the high cost that they endure. In closing I wish upon anyone that gets the chance to one day come

American Airlines Sky Ball XV, in support of the Airpower Foundation, once again broke a new record in fundraising, with over $3.2 million raised to support our nation’s military, veterans, wounded, and the children of our fallen military heroes. Sky Ball XV Saluted the American Veteran on Veteran’s Day, while incorporating a very valuable educational component teaching students the values of honor, commitment, sacrifice, patriotism, and courage. Sky Ball is the largest and most impactful military support event in the nation, held inside an American Airlines Hangar at DFW International Airport. Please visit http://www.skyballinfo.com for more information on Sky Ball XVI, to be held October 25-27, 2018.

Sky Ball Executive Chef Robert Irvine, along with his volunteer chefs from all branches of the military, who prepare all the meals for Sky Ball weekend. Over 10,000 meals in total are created and overseen by Chef Irvine for all the events over the weekend.

to the Skyball and pay homage to such beautiful people that sacrifice for us to be free to enjoy the blessings of America. Please look into the great cause that American Airlines and the oldest military support group, the Fort Worth Airpower Council, work so hard for in raising money for our great nonprofits serving our military. Like the Gary Sinise Foundation or Snowball Express which supports

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1,700 Goldstar kids who lost a parent in this current and long war are prime examples of these many nonprofits. Each month throughout the year grants are given to military charities all from funds raised by this massive event, the most patriotic event in America. Enjoy a visit to the websites to see the great work that is done each year. God Bless the USA!


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he 12th Annual International Chocolate Festival took place at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden from Friday, January 19 – Sunday, January 21, 2018. Guests celebrated Fairchild’s sweetest event throughout 83 acres of tropical paradise with artisan chocolatiers, interactive chocolate making displays, sweet samples, and cooking demonstrations. This year’s highlight was Pacari’s biodynamic human wheel- a giant hamster wheel where guests hopped in for a spin to grind cacao beans into nibs. The 2018 International Chocolate Festival was generously underwritten by HSBC. For more information call (305) 667-1651 or visit www.fairchildgarden.org.

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bottle of wine is simply an object. A glass vessel filled with fermented grape juice and sealed with a cork. The magic happens when you open that bottle and share it with friends, family, loved ones. What goes into the bottle, the process of making the wine – planting the vines, tending them, harvesting the grapes, carefully working through the fermentation process and closing it into the bottle – is preparation for that magic moment. That is the mindset at Casa Larga Vineyards in upstate New York. Their work is a journey into the bottle and back out again, poured into the glasses of cherished friends across the country and the globe.

business and a family. In 1974 he decided to plant a vineyard as a hobby and his wife, Ann, insisted that he buy land near their family home rather than on one of the nearby Finger Lakes. That is how Casa Larga Vineyards came to be, and how it came to be at the top of a hill just outside the city of Rochester, New York. Vineyard workers harvest ice wine grapes.

Beginnings The winery is one of the oldest and largest in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Founded and owned by the Colaruotolo family, Casa Larga Vineyards was named after the founder’s family vineyard in Gaeta, Italy. Andrew Colaruotolo immigrated to the United States as a young man, worked as a mason, studied architecture and started a home building

Casa Larga’s winemaker leads the ice wine harvest.

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Latitude The Finger Lakes region of New York State is gaining more and more attention in the wine world. In 2014 it was recognized by Wine Enthusiast Magazine as “Wine Region of the Year.” Its signature wine varietal is Riesling, of which Casa Larga produces several varieties. But Riesling isn’t the only familiar grape you’ll find growing on the estate vineyards. With a rich terroir and a shared latitude and climate with some of the best wine regions in Germany and France, Casa Larga also produces many cold climate wines using old world methods. Chardonnay is a family favorite, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Vidal Blanc, Muscat Ottonel and other varietals have all been growing in the vineyards for over 40 years. Continued on page 97


Ice wine harvest begins early and lasts several hours.

The winery produces several Rieslings, the signature wine of the Finger Lakes Region of New York

Casa Larga Vineyards sits atop Turk Hill outside of Rochester, New York.

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The winery produces many cold climate wines using old world methods, as well as blends.

The most important part of ice wine is to have as little water in the grapes as possible. Only the natural sugar and fruit acids remain as a syrupy liquid.

One of those old world methods used at the winery is the German method of making eiswein or ice wine. It is a delicacy that isn’t well-known, but requires intense labor and extra passion and dedication by the winery, winemaker and vineyard staff. Traditional ice wine, you see, is made by freezing grapes naturally on the vine and picking them while frozen. Typically the harvest in New York State occurs in September, or sometimes October. At that time, the winemaker decides which rows to preserve for ice wine. Those grapes are not harvested, but left on the vine and netted to protect against hungry animals. As the winemaker and his vineyard team continue to tend to the vineyards throughout the winter, the winemaker’s eye is on the weather forecast. He needs the temperature at the top of the hill to dip below 17 degrees Fahrenheit and remain below that temperature for several hours. Once temperatures are low enough and will be at a sustained freeze, the winery is called to action. Everyone helps with the ice wine harvest, not just the vineyard staff but also office staff and even the next generation of Colaruotolos (the youngest of whom is 5). Wind, snow and ice are irrelevant. The grapes must be harvested during the freeze. Ice wine harvests often begin in the middle of the night or before sunrise and can take anywhere from 8 to 24 hours depending on the weather and how many rows and varietals were set aside to be eiswein. Freezing temperatures are also a critical part of the grape pressing. Casa Larga has a more portable hydraulic press that is brought outside to the edge of the press pad to keep the grapes cold during pressing.

Founder Andrew Colaruotolo started Casa Larga Vineyards as a hobby in 1974.

Grapes frozen on the vine for ice wine must be harvested by hand. It is a labor of love.

Eiswein Only select grape varietals are hardy enough to withstand the temperatures needed to make ice wine, and each has a distinct flavor. The syrupy juice extracted from the frozen grapes is extra sweet, and cool fermentation during winemaking maintains a bright nose and beautiful aromas. Ice wines typically have a golden color, are medium-bodied and have more viscosity than other wines. Depending on the varietal, you may find aromas of apricots, honey, peaches, strawberries or cherries. Flavors are often similar to their aromas. Pair ice wines with desserts or with savory foods like foie gras, duck, bleu cheese and nuts.

Visiting Casa Larga Vineyards is open year-round for tastings, events, classes and weddings. They also host two annual festivals: the NY Ice Wine & Culinary Festival in February and the Purple Foot Festival in September. Find them online at www.casalarga.com and just outside of Rochester, New York at 2287 Turk Hill Road in Fairport.

Founder Andrew Colaruotolo tests wine from a barrel.

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Founder Andrew Colaruotolo and his son, John, check the ice wine press before harvest in the 1990s.


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• Private, vintner-hosted parties • The world’s only single-case auction of 100 or more lots that includes tasting wine directly with the winemakers straight from the barrel • The E-Bidder Experience, open to wine lovers who can acquire wines, wine futures and experiences by bidding from anywhere in the world • The grand Live Auction Celebration, which has been hosted every year since inception on the grounds of the exclusive Meadowood Napa Valley resort

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female vintner group to oversee the Auction Napa Valley Steering Committee. The Napa Valley Barrel Auction will take place at the historic Charles Krug estate, Napa Valley’s oldest commercial winery. Nancy Oakes of San Francisco’s Boulevard restaurant is the Live Continued on page 99


AUCTION NAPA VALLEY Continued from page 98 Auction guest chef, preparing a family-style meal based on recipes from the Mondavi sisters’ greatNonna, Rosa Mondavi.

We Have Invested $180 Million in Napa County’s Non-Profit Organizations The NVV distributes proceeds from Auction Napa annually to a core group of 25 local nonprofits and strategic initiatives that emphasize prevention and early intervention in the areas of community health and children’s education. Annually, Auction proceeds touch the lives of more than 100,000 in need in Napa County. Since the Auction’s inception, the NVV has invested $180 million in the Napa Valley community. To learn more, visit auctionnapavalley.org.


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rystal Skye takes flight on an unrivaled manner of exploration with private jet global journeys aboard the world’s largest and most spacious private charter luxury jet. On board are expert crew members whose sole aim is to make the Crystal AirCruises Experience™ an impeccable escape. Among these Six-Star stewards is Francois Van Zyl, executive chef aboard the custom built Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. South African native Francois’ passion for culinary arts developed in his childhood and was nurtured through educational programs rooted in French cooking techniques. His extensive background honing and perfecting his culinary talents at distinguished hotels, restaurants and airlines make him uniquely suited to a galley high above the earth. Likewise, he is well versed in the art of superlative service and luxury hospitality – qualities for which Crystal is celebrated throughout the world. With an equal penchant for leadership and management, Francois oversees all culinary measures and guest services aboard Crystal Skye. The aircraft is designed to cater to the most discerning luxury travelers, and includes two galleys in which to create Michelin starinspired cuisine. Guests will also savor small plates of Francois’ delectable cuisine while socializing in the dedicated lounge area as they enjoy premium wines and beverages. The flavors of the world bring destinations to life in the most uniquely delicious ways. We invite you to introduce your adventurous palate to Crystal AirCruises, and to Francois.

“Mi Cuit” Salmon 2 whole sides king salmon, fully trimmed 500 g sea salt 500 g sugar granulated 10 g star anise, whole 20 g coriander seeds 1 each lemon, fresh, zested 1 each orange, fresh, zested Procedure • Mix the first 7 ingredients and place this curing mix beneath and on top of the salmon ensuring it is well covered and evenly distributed • Leave for about 35 minutes • Wash off and pat the salmon dry, place in a sous vide bag with the olive oil and vacuum • Poach in a water bath at 46°C for 30 minutes • Remove from water bath and cool in ice water

Wagyu and Foie Gras Burger Servings: 40 For the Burger 900 gram minced wagyu beef 300 gram foie gras cubes salt and white pepper to taste brioche bun melted butter for toasting sea salt

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upiter Beach Resort & Spa is the area’s only oceanfront hotel and is an idyllic escape for travelers looking to immerse themselves in the easy breezy beach life and indulge in fresh seafood. Taking inspiration from the year-round tranquil oceanfront surroundings, the Opal Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort pampers guests with restorative treatments designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. When guests aren’t getting pampered at the spa, they stroll down the property’s secluded beach, practice their backswing on the tennis courts, or unwind in the adults-only hammock garden with their favorite book and a cocktail in hand.

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Fresh Florida cuisine in a casually elegant setting has made the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa one of the top dining destinations in northern Palm Beach County. The property’s signature restaurant, Sinclairs Ocean Grill, is the only oceanfront restaurant in Jupiter, Florida and showcases a delicious menu of fresh seafood, prime steals and decadent desserts along with an extensive wine list. Overlooking the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the outdoor terrace is the perfect place to spend a romantic evening with that special someone or enjoy a beautiful day by the ocean. When guests are craving something delicious but don’t want to leave the beach or pool Continued on page 105


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Chef’s Favorite Recipes Ingredients:

Tuna Tartar 4 oz Ahi Tuna diced small 2 oz Watermelon diced small 4 Slices of Jalapeno 2 Long Slices of Cucumber 2 oz of Baby Greens 1 Orchid for garnish

Assembly In a bowl add Tuna and Watermelon and toss with two tablespoon of Asian Ginger Vinaigrette and set aside Using a white plate, take the two long slices of Cucumber and place at a diagonal At the center of the plate lay the baby greens Spoon the Tuna and Watermelon onto the greens Using the Soy Emulsion in the squeeze bottle and in a circular motion drizzle one ounce over the Tuna Tartar with some cascading onto the surface of the plate Garnish with sliced Jalapeno and Orchid.

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Soy Emulsion 3 Cup of Soy Sauce 1 Cup of Rice wine Vinegar 1 Cup of Honey 1 Cup of Dijon Mustard 1 Cup of Canola Oil In a sauce pan add 3 cups of Soy Sauce, reduce by half and cool In a blender add cooled down soy sauce and all of the above ingredients and blend for one minute until the emulsification process is complete Reserve to the side and place into a squeeze bottle

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Continued from page 104 area, they can enjoy the fresh, casual fare from The Sandbar, the resort’s poolside bar and restaurant that’s just steps away from the resort’s adults-only hammock garden – the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book or drink after a long day under the sun. Executive Chef Ricky Gopeesingh has brought an unparalleled gastronomic knowledge and creativity to Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa since 2009, having worked at country club kitchens to independent restaurants throughout South Florida for over fifteen years. Chef Ricky was born in the Caribbean and is of Indian decent and is always searching for great seasonal quality ingredients to compliment fresh local seafood that will provide memorable dining experiences to the resort’s guests and local diners. One of Chef Ricky’s favorite dishes to make is the delicious Tuna Tartar. Ingredients can be found to the right: GALAS FOR CHARITY MAGAZINE 105

Asian Ginger Vinaigrette 1 Cup of Orange Juice Concentrate 1 Cup of Rice wine Vinegar 1 Cup of Canola Oil 2 Table Spoon of Sesame Oil 2 Cloves of Garlic 3 Table Spoon of Pickled Ginger 1 Table Spoon of Dijon Mustard 3 Table Spoon of Mirin Salt and Pepper to taste In a blender add Ginger, Mirin, Vinegar and Garlic and puree Next add Mustard and Orange Juice Concentrate and blend for 30 seconds Add Canola and Sesame Oil until all is incorporated


CHARITY GALAS

Joe and Pam Davis, Debbie and Bill Toler, Annette and Terry Faulk Annette and Terry Faulk

Naples Comes Out for

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St. Jude

Brigitte and James Marino

Dream Sponsor: Jo Ann Ward and Tom G​​eyer

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t was an intimate and festive affair at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort on Thursday, December 7th as the Naples Area Tri Delta Alumnae hosted their 2nd Annual Naples Holiday Soirée Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Proceeds from this event will be credited towards Tri Delta’s “$60 million in 10 years” pledge made in 2014—the single largest fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital’s history. To date, Tri Delta has already raised more than $55 million since it became a national partner of St. Jude in 1999. Enjoying a spectacular Silent Auction, jazz-infused cocktail hour

and sumptuous gourmet dinner, donors and sponsors gave generously to the Give to Live Society, Gifts of Care (specific treatments) and auction items to to support the groundbreaking research and innovative treatments that rank St. Jude as the “#1 Pediatric Cancer Hospital” on U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” list. But giving doesn’t end with the holidays! If you’d like to join our fight against childhood cancer, please make a donation by going to stjude.org/naplesholidaysoiree, or contact Jess Cerda at 786.918.4238 or jess.cerda@stjude.org. As Danny Thomas said, “No child should die in the dawn of life.”

Promise Sponsor: Kimberly Fell and Ellie Whitmer (Florida Community Bank)

Miracle Sponsor: Shane and Jamie Schutt, Susan and Jason Meixel (Audi Naples); Ladette and Brian Borneman (JKMilne Asset Mgmt)

Niki and Tom Thompson

“American Folk Art” Silent Auction item

ABCs of Cancer Sponsors

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Robert Gaynor and Linda O’Bryant

Douglas and Chrys Hyde ​​

Jess Cerda (Associate Director/Atlantic Coast, ALSAC, St. Jude); Dotti Keagy (Chair, Naples Holiday Soirée)

Dream Sponsor: Shannon and David Morgan, Sonia Vargas (Prestige Insurance)


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Mistress of Ceremonies: Stacey Deffenbaugh (NBC-2 News Anchor)

Silent auction items

Silent auction items

Silent auction items

Tri Delta alumnae and collegiates

Margo and Frank Bonvino

Gifts of Care tags on the giving tree

FGCU Tri Delta collegiate assistants: top row: Lexi Prichard, Kyrstin George, Nicole Hess, Morgan Horne; bottom row: Keelin McArdle, Courtney Connolly.

Décor

Naples Holiday Soirée Committee: Dotti Keagy, Kimberly Fell, Sandra Annoye, Carol Poston, Iva Sokolik-Trifunovic

5 TIPS for

3. Cleaning: Spot removal should be done in the least invasive manner possible. Formalwear requires specific care based on fabric, the combination of sequins, feathers, and other components. Using a certified recognized cleaner will save you headaches.

Caring for Your Couture Garments

4. Finishing: Finishing couture wear requires years of training. Gowns require separate finishing for each layer of fabric and different methods. Allowing time to have an item properly finished is critical; we suggest one week.

By Andrew Rhodes, Platinum Dry Cleaners

5. Afterhours: Take your garment to a certified cleaner as quickly as possible. Inform them what types of stains are on the item. This ensures the best possible care.

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2. Tailoring: The difference between looking good and great is in the tailoring. Try on garments at least 30 days in advance. The cost of an item doesn’t matter without proper fitting.

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CHARITY The Compassion of Collier County RANKED “NO. 1” IN FLORIDA “NO. 13” NATIONWIDE

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he compassion of Collier County was captured years ago by the sad plight of lost, injured and abandoned pets, and concerned citizens formed an organization to care for the area’s homeless pets. In 1960, that organization was formalized as The Humane Society of Naples (HSN). Its volunteers kept stray dogs, cats and small animals in their homes and garages until HSN’s first shelter and adoption center opened in March 1963. In July 2010, the Human Society of Naples opened a $4.5 million state-of-the-art shelter and adoption center. Its first-ever Satellite Adoption Center opened at Coastland Center Mall in the fall of 2011. Today, the center houses a no-kill pet shelter, adoption center and veterinary clinic.

The mission of the Humane Society Naples is to shelter animals in times of need, locate lifelong homes and promote responsible pet ownership through education, legislation and sterilization.

Humane Animal Clinic

A full-service veterinary clinic offers teeth cleaning, check-ups and surgeries, including low- and no-cost spay and neutering services. Every pet adopted from HSN has been sterilized to help prevent pet over-population. More than 8,000 pets were treated at the clinic in 2016, with over 2,500 spay and neuter procedures performed. Veterinary Clinic hours of operation are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays.

The Adoption Center

The Adoption Center is the heartbeat of the Human Society of Naples. In 2016, the shelter rescued and adopted 3,264 pets into forever, loving homes. The goal for 2017 is to increase the number of orphaned pets to 5,000. Adoption Center hours are: Tuesdays and Thursdays – 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The facility is closed on Mondays.

Foster Parent Program

A foster parent program for shelter pets that need temporary care has been established to provide temporary care outside the shelter environment.

Outreach Programs

Numerous outreach programs in schools and the community that promote responsible pet ownership are also conducted by HSN. The shelter also participates in veterinary shelter/clinic outreach programs, such as the ASPCA Shelter Guidelines Series, the HSUS Animal Care Expo and the Best Friends Animal Society Conference & Workshops, to incorporate researchbased guidelines that will help meet the physical, medical and behavioral needs of the animals.

Humane Society Events

The annual Pet Lovers Gala is the major event of the HSN’s social season, attended by a

Galas for Charity Magazine Wishes to Graciously Thank Janet Bilotti, Interior Designer of Janet Bilotti Interiors, Inc. for helping to increase the Public Awareness for the Humane Society and continuing to support their ongoing work and success in accomplishing their goals.! Thank you Janet.

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who’s who of guests and their four-legged friends. The Paws Around Town adoption bus full of furry friends looking for their forever families is often seen around town; at times it is on-site at charitable events, with proceeds shared with the worthy cause. A Pet Photo Fundraiser is scheduled on the HSN calendar for July. Visit the HSN web site at http://www.hsnaples.org or phone 239-643-1555 for more information.

ADOPT.

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FOSTER.

If you can’t foster,

VOLUNTEER.

If you can’t volunteer,

DONATE.

If you can’t donate,

EDUCATE.


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he Biltmore Hotel, a historic landmark located in Coral Gables (Miami), in partnership with BABOR, a pioneer in professional skincare, unveiled a new interactive retail installation and branded space within the luxurious Biltmor ae Spa. Launching on September 28, the new installation showcases BABOR’s most exclusive products, from cult-classics like Ampoule Concentrates to its newest release, DOCTOR BABOR HYDRO RX, a collection formulated with tripleaction hyaluronic acid and HY-3 peptides to Spa Botique hydrate, plump and add radiance to dehydrated and lackluster skin. As a leader in professional skincare for more than 60 years, BABOR promises both an indulgent experience and visible results with high-end, innovative products, making it a natural fit at the luxurious Biltmore hotel

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products in a space that exudes the BABOR lifestyle. Naturally, The Biltmore Hotel Spa is the ideal venue for us to expand our luxury line of skin care products, as we serve the same clientele. It is truly a win for all. Our consumers now have a location in Miami, in the very exclusive Biltmore hotel, where they can purchase and experience our innovative products.” Winner of Elle Germany’s 2017 Beauty Award, Aestheticians’ Choice Award in 2016, and Most Wanted Beauty Award in 2014, BABOR is invested in the knowledge of skin care experts at The Biltmore Spa. “We have been privileged to be able to offer our guests services using BABOR’s products throughout the last five years. They have experienced and seen visible results. Being able to offer our guests more of BABOR’s innovative products in this new, interactive setting is really the perfect match,” said Charlotte Prescott, Director of Spa and Fitness at The Biltmore. “Consumers today are savvier about skincare and they know that BABOR’s products are leading the industry with skin care innovations and real results. Naturally we are thrilled with our partnership with BABOR and are really excited to offer more luxury, as well as more value to our clientele.” For more information on The Biltmore Hotel, its spa and BABOR, please visit www. BiltmoreHotel.com or call 800.727.1926.


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