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Contents Fall Fashion & style september 2014

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departments

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publisher’s letter

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editor’s picks

25 westonite Jewelry box 25 With these statement pieces, you only need one and you’re done.

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hot sheet 26 Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick is back for year three; Altuzarra collabs with Target.

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Prestige Club; Clear Channel.

Function & style 32 Look off the beaten furniture-shopping path for unique home décor items.

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the mix 34 Serve yourself right at Midtown Athletic Club; Sagemont School debuts its new arts facility; twerk out with the Vixen Workout; and more.

features

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the last wordy 40 Roselyn Sanchez is cleaning up—singing, performing, and especially with her hit TV show, Devious Maids.

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Maria Tettamanti’s must-haves for fall.

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side dish A chat with Lucille’s American Café chef Michael McArtor.

real housewives oF weston Forget catfights and craziness: Each one of these 5 fabulous females is a class act worthy of recognition.

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dining guide

what to wear

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social studies

Get your trend on with fall runway trends that translate perfectly to real life in South Florida.

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digital age Funny (and faux) fall holidays.

sites to be seen Get on these 9 shopping websites and get on trend for fall—without ever leaving your chair.

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4 / CoUNT THE WAYS The Sutton necklace in gold can be worn five ways, including with or without sparkle. Shown in gold; also available in mixed metals, and with green or white stones ($178); $128, at stelladot.com.

5 5 / UP IN ARMS Metropolis Sol Bracelet with diamonds set in 18K yellow gold by Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry; $14,900, at Levinson Jewelers, Fort Lauderdale, and levinsonjewelers.com.

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AltuzArrA’s collection for tArget includes everything from AppArel to Accessories And shoes for the modern, sophisticAted womAn. Here comes another one: a collab between one of the fashion world’s hottest designers and our favorite affordable retailer, target. altuzarra, a luxury fashion brand known for merging femininity, sophistication and practicality, has created a limitededition collection of nearly 50 items comprising women’s readyto-wear, accessories and shoes that will be available september 14 at most target stores in the United states and Canada, as well as target.com. an edited assortment of the target collection will also be available at net-a-porter.com. the altuzarra brand is celebrated for embodying a combination of French sophistication and American ease, appealing to refined, independent women. “As a designer, I believe firmly in the transformative power of fashion. it has the ability to not only change how you look, but also how you feel,” says the brand’s designer and creative director, Joseph altuzarra. “i’ve admired the elegance that target brings to fast fashion.” the goods range from $17.99 to $89.99 for clothing and lingerie, and $29.99 to $79.99 for shoes and accessories. at those prices, you can snap up just about all of them.

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suits, stilettos and lipstick get in on A dAy of inspirAtion And empowerment with dr. elizAbeth King. Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick expects more than 350 “thinkers” to join Dr. Elizabeth King, SSL’s founder and CEO, for its 3rd annual conference at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale this month. The full-day conference stems from the life experiences of holistic doctor King and focuses on health, business and inspiration. Guests can expect vendors and a silent auction along with a lineup of renowned speakers and panelists, plus a special performance from singer Monique Abbadie from The Voice. Dr. King, who has had more than 36 surgeries since contracting polio as a child and was once told she’d never walk again, shares her experiences and how she overcame adversity. “I do this every year to energize, inspire and motivate women to live their greatest life,” says King, who is also the author of A Simple Guide to Holistic Health. Her Women’s International Holistic Council (WIHC) has provided over $55,000 in donations to local charities that empower underprivileged women and children. A fun new addition to this year’s event is a men’s panel meant to help shed light onto how men think about business and relationships. Among the participants are NBC-6 anchor Jawan Strader, former Miami Dolphin Chris Chambers, who now owns Chamber Fitness and is the founder of the C.A.T.C.H. 84 Foundation (where part of the proceeds from this year’s event will go); and Scott Joseph, president and CEO of “Chimp Food.” For information, tickets or for exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, visit suitsstilettosandlipstick.com or call 954.903.9426.


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Turning Tables For Polly Wilkie, giving back isn’t just a Feel-good hobby; it’s a Way oF liFe. by Jennifer leslie Kramer Polly Wilkie knows what it means to pay it forward. “So many generous people helped me get to where I am today, and even though I didn’t have it easy growing up—far from it, in fact—I know my path in life was mine for a reason,” she says. “Everything I experienced, all the hardships I had to maneuver through, it was all so I could understand the plight of others and find ways to help them come out on the other side.” And since 1996, she has been doing just that. As founder and CEO of Prestige Club, the non-profit that helps underprivileged children and young adults, Wilkie estimates that she helps 5,000 kids a year through the numerous annual events, camps, school outreach programs and monthly activities organized by Prestige Adventures for families with sick children.

CloCkwise from top: ice skating adventures, road trips to Disney World and picnics in the park are just a few of the activities Prestige Club organizes for underprivileged children.

Q&A with Polly Wilkie, founder and CEO of Prestige Club

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What inspires you to continue your work? “I’ve always helped people. Even before Prestige, when I was working full-time as vice president of Community Bank of Broward, people naturally gravitated toward me and asked me to help with whatever they needed. I couldn’t say no. I still can’t. I truly enjoy it. I love spending time with the children and witnessing the difference we make in their lives.”

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You work with 21 other non-profit organizations in the county. How do these partnerships work? “These other organizations know about Prestige and refer their cases to us. We also work very closely with BSO [the Broward Sheriff’s Office], which brings us troubled youth. We organize monthly events and send out emails to all of our registered families, many of which have been referred to us through other charities and hospitals. But we raise all the funds ourselves; we don’t get any grants.”

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What is your most popular event? “I know our Thanksgiving picnic at C.B. Smith Park is among the favorites, probably because every registered family gets a $25 gift card to spend on their Thanksgiving meal. Plus, the kids love to chow down on barbecue and enjoy the bounce house and clowns. I raise all the money at our annual golf tournament in October, which is specifically earmarked for this event.”


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“The switch to the new MY93.9 was a relatively seamless process, with a slight but comfortable change for our listeners who now hear more of what they want.”

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Lonny Anger After figuring out that being a ski bum wouldn’t pay the bills, Lonny Anger fell into the radio business by happenstance. “I was

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in Denver and needed a job, and the local radio Within Clear Channel’s nine radio brands, which include such favorites as Y-100, 103.5 The Beat, Mega 94.9 and most recently, 93.5 The Bull, there’s something for everyone. A large part of Anger’s responsibility at Clear Channel is to provide compelling content to his listeners, which is why the company recently rebranded 93.9MIA to MY93.9. “After an extensive research project and tracking the requests by our listeners, we reformulated 93.9MIA to create the perfect radio station for South Florida women between the ages of 25 and 44,” says Anger. “It’s not a complete overhaul, but the music recipe has been fine tuned with the hopes of making our current fans happier and of course, gaining some new ones. We’ve illustrated that with the new ‘MY’ branding. Our core artists will be a mix of P!nk, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Pitbull—all the most popular names in music that our listeners already love.” To learn more about Clear Channel and its programming, visit clearchannel.com.

station was hiring.” That was 23 years ago. Having spent most of his career in the bustling radio market of New York City, Anger relocated to South Florida about five years ago and now leads Clear Channel’s local media and entertainment division,

• iHeartRADIO’s Ultimate Pool Party took place at the height of summer at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau and included performances by Jennifer Lopez, Lil Jon and Iggy Azalea.

• Y100’s annual Jingle Ball concert brings together some of the biggest names in the music industry and is one of Clear Channel’s most popular events.

which operates nine distinct radio formats. “Sixty-five percent of the market listens to one of our brands, so it’s a real honor to provide content to so many people,” says Anger. “Plus, the famous faces that come through don’t hurt either.”

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Lace up those wedges and grab your favorite sex-kitten lipstick. It’s time to work out, or rather twerk out, to your favorite club tunes. The Vixen Workout, created by Miami’s own mami, Janet Jones, a former Miami HEAT dancer, is taking the nation by storm for good reason. This for-ladies-only hip-hop cardio class is inspired by moves seen on the dance floors of Miami’s hottest clubs—they boast names like “Dade County” and “The Milkshake”—and take place in a club-like environment with dim lights and thumping beats. Those who join Ms. Jones and her “society of twerk” can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. So when you’re ready to say so long to the Stairmaster, check out vixenworkout.com. With classes throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties, there’s nothing holding you back but your inhibition.

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it’s common knowledge that the students at Weston’s prestigious the sagemont school are no slouches. With topnotch educators, 1a Varsity sports teams and facilities that rival many local colleges, these kids are poised for success. and this year they’re being welcomed back to school with a new, 10,000-square-foot fine arts facility, which includes a 150-seat black box theater and two state-of-the-art music and art classrooms. in addition to new music and art camps that will be offered next summer, the space will allow students to learn about more technical aspects of the stage, such as lighting, sound and set design, and add more plays, musicals and oneacts to their yearly repertoire. Bonus: sagemont hopes to extend the use of the new building to local theater groups that will have after-school, weekend and summer programs. For more details, visit sagemont.com.

Game, Set, match That’ll be your new mantra, with the help of the pros at Midtown Athletic Club. if you’ve ever been inspired by Roger Federer’s record 17 grand slam singles titles, now’s your chance to get in on the game. Beginning this month, and continuing in four-week sessions through March—skipping December and the holiday madness—the Club will offer tennischools, a patented program designed to teach the sport to players of all levels while building new relationships and meeting new tennis buddies using graduated progressions, with samelevel students taught in small groups by certified teaching coaches. Classes meet once a week for 60 or 90 minutes. not a member? no problem. Bonus: non-members receive most club privileges during their sessions and can then join the club at a discounted rate. For more details, visit midtown.com/clubs/weston-athletic-tennis-club. 34

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The BeTTer ChiP leTs you geT your munCh on, guilT-free. With football season upon us, there will inevitably be some serious snacking happening in the near future. Chips and dip, be it salsa, guacamole, or creamy ranch, are must-haves at any tailgating party worth a visit. But just a handful of those crunchy culprits can send your diet into a tailspin. Our advice? Stock up on The Better Chip instead—found in the deli alongside the fresh meats, cheeses and dips, which just happen to make perfect pairing options. Made from double corn masa, 40 percent fresh veggies and a smidge of natural sea salt or other flavors, these babies are vegan, gluten-free and come in five flavors: fresh corn, jalapeños, spinach and kale, beets and chipotles. Check them out at thebetterchip.com and then head straight to your local Publix.

too Cool for SChool get your tots on trend with Kings of Cole’s new children’s line. Best known for their comfy yet chic hoodies and sweats, Kings of Cole has recently added a kids’ line to their collection. the brand’s original concept of combining super-soft material, minimal design, a tailored fit and an assortment of colors is perfect for your youngest fashionistas. elana Brynes, founder and designer of Kings of Cole, wanted a “mini-me aesthetic,” with “ridiculously soft pieces that could be dressed up or down.” Vibrant acid-washed colors, rose gold zippers and other fun custom embellishments will let your kids stand out from the crowd. shop now at kingsofcole.com.

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if you’re just getting around to incorporating Pantone’s Color of the Year—radiant orchid— you may want to think again. the world’s authority on color recently announced that aluminum is one of its top Fall 2014 hues. Described as “a futuristic stainless steel shade that serves as a complex neutral,” it can easily be incorporated into every facet of your life, from handbags and swimsuits to makeup and home décor items. We’ve picked a few of our faves to share with you. FROM TOP: Capiz Hurricanes,

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Maid Ma for aMerica By Linda Marx

When it comes to making her mark in hollyWood, roselyn sanchez is cleaning up— singing, performing, and especially With her hit tV shoW, Devious MaiDs.

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For a talented and beautiful actress who is currently playing roles of women living dysfunctional and cunning lives, Roselyn Sanchez is remarkably together. Ambitious, organized and family-oriented, the Puerto Rican-born actress, model, singer and songwriter knows what she wants professionally and personally, and every day she’s working toward—and getting closer to—all of them. As a star of the ABC-created hit show Devious Maids (now airing on Lifetime), and the new Spanish TV series Familia En Venta, Sanchez, 41, gets to test her mettle at comedy and hyperbolic drama. “I have wanted to do comedy for a long time,” says Sanchez, who is spending weeks in Vancouver, BC, while her husband, actor Eric Winter, shoots episodes of Witches of East End, another Lifetime TV series. “Now I am doing two funny shows, one in

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English and the other in Spanish.” Devious Maids, produced by actress Eva Longoria, is a popular American adaptation of the Mexican telenovela The Disorderly Maids of the Neighborhood. Longoria’s version follows the lives of four maids, played by Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Judy Reyes and Dania Ramirez, who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, yet each of them has goals of their own. Sanchez plays Carmen, a sassy, sexy and crafty aspiring singer who works at one of the homes of Alejandro Rubio, a successful Latin pop star. Her goal—surprise is—to break into the music business. “I just love the cast of Devious Maids,” says Sanchez. “It is so much fun and very rewarding to work with people

I look up to. Doing this show is a constant challenge, and I like that. The material is great” Her other challenge is a new Spanish TV show that debuted August 10 on the network MundoFox. The 13-episode comedy series, which opened in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, brings together a varied Latin American cast that includes Mexican actor and comedian Carlos Espejel and Colombian actress Angie Cepeda. Sanchez plays Lili, who gets stuck living with her husband after filing for divorce. “We are a 15-year-married couple with two kids who are divorcing,” says Sanchez of the plot. “We can’t sell the house, so we have to live together. We love each other but we just can’t live under the same roof. Everyone can relate to this story. I think it’s good.” Sanchez, who became known for her work in Rush Hour 2 (2001), Without A Trace (20052009) and The Game Plan (2007), was born, raised and educated in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a young girl, she modeled, won beauty pageants, and showed off

sanchez stars in Lifetime tV’s Devious Maids, an adaptation of a popular telenovela produced by eva Longoria.

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her dancing and acting chops by performing skits for her family. She was ballet dancing at 4, playing piano at 6, and doing commercials at 12. At 21, she was on the top live comedy show in Puerto Rico. And although she enrolled in the University of Puerto Rico to study marketing, like her father and three older brothers had done, she knew it wasn’t really her calling— Sanchez wanted to pursue a show business career. So she left school, moved to New York and took up dancing, singing and acting classes. Through hard work, talent and her striking good looks, Sanchez’s career took off in both New York and San Juan, where she landed a small part as an island girl in the film Captain Ron, starring Martin Short and Kurt Russell (1992). From there, she has performed in many other TV shows and movies, continuing to gain experience and improve her performances in both English and Spanish. “My mother has always supported me and my dreams,” Sanchez has said. “She told me she would never clip my

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An avid supporter of animal rights and an active member of petA, Sanchez often brings her four dogs on location with her.

wings, [and not to] let anyone else do it, either. This has been my philosophy through life.” It was sound advice: Sanchez has not stopped working—nor would she ever want to. “I am so happy and busy 24/7, but I also want to do musical theater,” she says of her future interests. “I would love to do the show Chicago and am working on that now.” In 1997, she did Fame L.A. for a year, a gig that combined singing, dancing and acting. Sanchez adored it, and remembers being thrilled the whole time, always eager to come to work. ”I loved it; I cried like a baby when the show was cancelled,” she recalls. “I want to do more with music.” Last year, she filmed a music video with Enrique Iglesias for his song “Loco”, a hot Spanish single from his Sex and Love album. Despite her thriving career, Sanchez has always made time for a personal life as well. Divorced from actor Gary Stretch, she dated a few others before falling in love with husband Winter, who was a model before becoming an actor, and married him in November 2008 in San Juan. The couple has one daughter, Sebella Rose Winter, who turns 2 in January. And Sanchez is hoping to give Sebella a sibling. Coming from a large family, she feels comfortable with children and knows the clock is ticking. “I definitely want another child, although I have to admit having kids changes everything,” she laughs. “It is all about the baby. We have no free time, no vacations, and have to plan everything ahead of time. We love her and want to be with her 24/7, so we do what it takes.” Winter and Sanchez take turns with Sebella, and often their workloads overlap. But they’ve figured out a system that works. When one of them is filming, it is

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not uncommon to find the family renting a house so they can all be together. This way, day-to-day life can remain as normal as possible for Sebella. “Eric is an incredible dad,” Sanchez says. “I am blessed in so many ways, I can’t count them all.” Sanchez and Winter also have four small dogs that often

fly with them to be on location with the family—a Yorkie mix, a Shih Tzu and two Lahasa Apsos. Sanchez is an avid supporter of animal rights and has been active in PETA, once appearing nude in one of their anti-fur campaign ads. Her other charity work includes many non-profits for education, ill children from

impoverished families and other children’s foundation work. She’s got a big heart, she’s had good fortune, and she likes to pay it forward. “I am doing so well and feel extremely happy,” she says. “I am fulfilled in every way and just concentrate each day on the difficult task of keeping it all balanced.”

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Ayala Catherine Friefeld photographer, Artist, Housewife MOther tO: Sean, 19; twins Sam and emily, 17 OccupatiOn:

Where are you from? “I was born in Israel. In 1993, my husband richard vacationed there with a mutual friend. After a chance meeting we began to date, ending up with a week trip to Italy. two weeks later, I arrived in miami. I never imagined that we would marry one year later, raise three wonderful children, and that I would still be in South Florida 20 years later.” I have a major passion for… “traveling and studying languages. I speak Hebrew, english, moroccan Arabic, and some Spanish and French. I have been studying portuguese, too, which is probably the hardest yet. As for travel, our last trip was to morocco with my parents, who are from meknes and Oujda. We had an amazing time. We have also been to India, China, europe, Greece, turkey, brazil and Argentina.” What is your life philosophy? “‘One of the keys to happiness is bad memory,’ which comes from something my mother used to always tell me: ‘to have a happy life and marriage, you need to be partially deaf, blind and forgetful.’” Who are three people you have on speed dial? “Well, I have four: my husband— my life partner and best friend; my sister talie, who has been with me for 17 years and is like a second mom to my kids; my mom in Israel, who has been my life inspiration, and my kids, to tell them every day I love them, even when I don’t like them.”

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Carol Anne Cullins

OccupatiOn: Home services specialist at a mortgage forensic company MOther tO: Meagan, 20; Haley, 18; Connor, 16

What do you like to do in your spare time? “i love to golf, as it is a great teacher of patience, and i’m a voracious reader of non-fiction. a few of my favorites are The Four Agreements, Power vs. Force and Real Magic. I also love autobiographies, and i’m a huge college football fan. Go Blue!” What is your proudest personal achievement? “My proudest personal moments are when i stand in awe of the amazing people that my children have become and see all they have accomplished. It is the realization in those moments that makes me smile, and i know i must have done something right along our journey together.” What philosophy do you live by? “i have lived by my grandfather’s philosophy of the 3 s’s for creating a happy life: You must have someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to. My grandparents were married 74 years and any advice they gave is held close to the heart.” how do you de-stress? “I like to find a quiet place and practice some sort of breathing or Metta meditation, which is always very calming for me.”

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Wendi (Sugarman) Bieber OccupatiOn: CEO of Household MOther tO: Alexa, 12, and Ryen,

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What are your proudest accomplishments? “Definitely my marriage and my children and also designing a line of clothing that was carried in Nordstrom for close to three years. After losing my dad shortly after the birth of my daughter, I could barely get out of bed and function. I knew I needed a creative outlet and just started designing clothes for my baby. Five months later, with

some good karma and designs, my clothing line was picked up. It was a horrific time in my life that turned into one of my most unexpected accomplishments.” What’s your philosophy for life? “I always say, ‘No is not an option.’ Unless it’s unsafe or detrimental, ‘no’ is a blockade to a mecca of the most magnificent experiences.”

What’s always in your bag? “What isn’t? One to two tubes of my coveted (and discontinued) lipgloss; my signature scent of Fracas; a large Ziploc filled with whatever I collected on my last trip; Jolly Ranchers; stones, pebbles and shells I collected from my last destination for me to place on my father’s tombstone, and a ridiculous bag of receipts going back to last year.”

What’s your de-stressing ritual? “I would love to say something that would elicit a visual of a perfect body, like running and spinning, but it wouldn’t be a very authentic response. I stay calm by focusing on constant repetitions of appreciation, affection and laughter, in addition to some sort of creative outlet.”

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Lara Polner OccupatiOn: Homemaker MOther tO: Josh, 18; sydney,

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where i took home a trophy, but it also has shown me how important it is to take care of my health. My dedication has inspired my entire family to be more conscientious of the choices they are making. Plus, watching my journey has renewed my husband’s interest in exercise and has led my children

on a path to becoming healthier and stronger people.” What is your beauty/health ritual? “First and foremost, my weekly blow-outs. also, eating healthy, and of course, working out.” Who do you have on speed dial? “Definitely my husband, who

constantly supports anything i decide to do; Hazel, my stylist, who has been doing my hair for 14 years, and my children.” What is your de-stressing ritual? “i like to take ‘long’ walks with my dog george. all the way to the end of my driveway!”


Lyndia VeneziaCarter

OccupatiOn: Stay-at-home mom and volunteer/foster-mom for the Humane Society MOther tO: Drew, 18, and Dylan, 15

What is your proudest accomplishment? “besides my children, it would have to be overcoming a devastating neck and back injury and being able to travel the world and not be a slave to doctors or medication anymore.” What is your passion? “I love animals of any kind and I relish every opportunity I get to be hands-on with them. this past February I was in Australia, where I was able to interact with many native animals. I held a koala bear, kangaroo, wallaby, several bird species and reptile species, and more. I even fed a lion and tiger by hand.” What’s your beauty ritual? “I indulge in a weekly visit to Sazel’s Salon. I take care of my skin by using good products, but I’m not set on one specific brand. I like to mix and match them to come up with a skin-care regimen that works for me. I also drink a lot of water. I never leave home without a bottle.” how do you de-stress? “One thing I like to do is to just crawl in bed with my dogs, get lost in some detective show like Criminal Minds, and just forget about things, even if it’s for just an hour. my second way, and one that I think most women can relate to, is by going shopping. It’s amazing how happy a pair of shoes or a handbag can make you.”

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EmbEllIshmEnts not that we don’t already take the liberty of parading around festooned with sequins on our t-shirts and even Swarovski crystals on our iphone cases, but we are now being sanctioned, even encouraged, by the pret-aporter powers that be to don our feathered dresses before we strut out for the night (thanks, Alberta Ferretti) or slip on a leather moto jacket lined in rows of reflective disks (Diesel: we die). DeSignerS to check out: etro, Alberta Ferretti,

gucci, Dolce & gabbana

Gucci

Valentino

alberta Ferretti

Valentino

IllusIons Show off the results of all the hard work you’ve been putting in at the gym without giving away too much by donning a dress with peek-a-book panels (or flesh-toned panels that give the illusion of being peek-a-boo) for your charity events and formal occasions. they almost make the patterned portion of the dress look like one continuous tattoo on the body—fabulous. DeSignerS to check out: givenchy, emilio pucci, Valentino, Vera Wang,

Alexander mcQueen Valentino

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orange! if orange is a summer color anywhere, it’s here—from clothing to nail polish to lipstick to handbags. But guess what? this year, it’s a winter color, too. Just ask the scores of designers who trotted out fall collections with pieces from every spectrum of the shade, at shows from Paris to London to Milan. Designers to cHeck out: rebecca Minkoff, DknY, Moschino

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BottegA VenetA

ChAnel

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Bold and optic prints Who wouldn’t want a matching top and bottom that look as if they’re actually in motion? We’re not talking about throwbacks to the 60s, à la goldie Hawn’s go-go dancer on the tV show Laugh In. this is a fresh, modern way to bump up the vibrancy factor and show your bold side while indulging in one of fall’s most talkedabout trends. Designers to cHeck out: Marimekko, kenzo, Dries Van noten, Julian chang Kenzo

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Dolce & GaBBana

Shearling the idea of venturing out in fur in miami may make you feel like a total idiot, understandably. but a touch here and there not only takes you from foolish to fashionable, it’s also a great way to get in on a good thing that we normally get shut out of. A shearling collar on a vest or jacket, trim on your boots or bag, or a shearling scarf for those days when it dips into the frigid 50-some-odd degree temperatures is a perfect way to incorporate this trend into the lifestyle. DeSignerS to check out: roberto cavalli, prada, coach, Victoria beckham, badgley mischka

roBerto caValli

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Statement BagS From descriptive text (“Faster, better and Stronger”) to one thought-provoking word (“Amaze”) to 3D designs made of plastic, enamel and Lucite, this season’s bags are nothing short of wearable art. go bold or venture forth softly, depending on your style personality; so many designers have put out so many choices, there’s one to suit every girl that’s loving this trend. DeSignerS to check out: chanel, kate Spade,

karen Walker kate SpaDe

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Karen WalKer

Midi skirts Minis will always be in fashion here in south Florida, but for fall, designing style mavens Victoria Beckham (she’s always been famous for these), Rebecca Minkoff, and Michael Kors are granting the wishes of women everywhere who love wearing dresses but stress out about baring their thighs (especially in the winter, when they’re often milky white). they’re chic, day- or nighttime appropriate, and super comfortable. What’s the question? DesigneRs to checK out: Victoria Beckham,

Rebecca Minkoff, Michael Kors

reBecca MinKoff

sweater dressing Forget the idea of pulling out those five sweaters you recycle every year when the temperature dips. instead, embrace the seriously fabulous sleeveless tunic sweaters (give thanks to Bottega Veneta); plush, cropped pullovers worn with matching shorts; genius fringetrimmed, tartan-patterned versions from Tommy Hilfiger; and of course, sweater dresses (Michael Kors excels). even though the runways hosted an endless parade of krazy-with-a-k designs that were a blast to look at (but impossible to wear off those runways), there are loads of options for us that actually fit into our real lives. DesigneRs to checK out: almost everyone did them; try Dolce & gabbana, Missoni calvin Klein

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Men’s-style OxfOrd shOes fOr wOMen:

alepel

How this will fly in the land of sky-high stilettos, it’s too soon to say, but if you’re daring enough to go flat in any other form of footwear besides flip-flops or bejeweled sandals, this is the way to go. DeSIgNerS to check out:

Dolce Vita, Stuart Weitzman, ralph Lauren christian loubutin

Dolce Vita

Pastels No longer just for easter, icy blue, ballet pink and butter yellow, among other precious shades, were shown by our favorite designers for fall, people. that means winter white is no longer the only pale shade we’re allowed to wear without drawing the wrath of the critics (whether they be your coworkers, social circle, or your mother-inlaw). If you’re shy about going full-on mint green from head to toe, pick one piece or a luscious leather accessory to set off your look instead. either way, you’ll be ofthe-moment. DeSIgNerS to check out: chanel, miu miu, gucci, Just cavalli rebecca MinKoff ralph lauren

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Tired of shopping at the same old online sites? Here are 9 cool ones to check out for the hottest fall trends—and also amazing sales on summer stuff that’s on its way out.

Moda Operandi

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Fabulous is a word that gets thrown around too often, in our opinion, but if there is a website that defines it, this one is it. Billing itself as a “curated boutique of designer trunk shows,” this site allows you to browse the wares of uncommonly found designers such as Charlotte Olympia, Delpozo, Kenzo, Rochas and Thom Browne, among others; pre-order difficult-to-locate apparel, jewelry, bags and other accessories under the

“Trunk Shows” tab; and shop entire head-to-toe looks from super-casual to red carpet-worthy. Fun feature: They get to the party early, with preFall and pre-Resort offerings that you can order in advance; there is also a tab that leads to “Must Own Exclusives” by designers such as Ellery, Paul Andrew and Isolda, who, if the modaoperandi people are telling the truth, are only available here.


Shop-Ghost shopghost.com

This ultra-hip marketplace brings together a selection of items by various designers, then displays the price of each and provides a link to the website where you can actually make the purchase. For example, the cool new-forfall women’s Oxfords by Chloé (called the Risky Business Loafer, $479) pop up under “New Arrivals,” with a button that says “Buy from Barneys.” But it’s not for conservative types and has a very “rock and roll” vibe, and focusing more on style than fashion, if you will. Check it out for a refreshing shopping experience and to grab items you’re not likely to find in local stores. Fun feature: The hipness continues when you click on The New It, a tab that leads to a selection of quick, visual-driven tips with headers like “Be a Square” (showing box-shaped handbags) and “Santa Sack,” a list of bags that the style makers here deem wishworthy for the holidays, such as the Mark Cross Bi Colour Scottie and all Prada SS2014 bags.

JustOneEye.com justoneeye.com

Avant-garde and artsy, this is a feast for the eyes that engages with sliding imagery of jewelry, shoes, clothing, boots and home goods that you don’t see every day. Some of this fall’s best trends that you’ll be able to shop for here include statement bags (don’t miss the Pierre Hardy clutches in everything from fur to metals) and fur (including an amazing pair of black Newbark Sabine ankle boots) and embellishment done with elegance (Maiyet’s gorgeous Paillette Skirt). The color palette is predominantly basic, with lots of black, white, cream, beige and tan, and silver. But one entire tab is devoted to Red, and will take you straight to a selection of items that could tempt even the most disciplined shopper. Fun feature: A “Seduciary” tab that requires you be over the age of 18 and invited by the folks at justoneeye.com to access it, given its racy nature. Who wouldn’t apply?

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Avenue 32 avenue32.com

There’s something fun and exciting about logging onto a fashion shopping site and seeing droolworthy items (hello, Alexander Wang Beet Leather Envelope Bag) marked with the banner NEW SEASON— and this goes for everything from sweaters to shoes to dresses to jewelry and even sunglasses (check out the eye-catching offerings from Illesteva, a not-so-commonly found eyewear brand that epitomizes cool chic and is a fave of style icons like Alexa Chung, Sienna Miller and Gwen Stefani). Shop what’s “Just In” over the past 21 days, 14 days or 7 days; shop by Trend; shop by Boutique (“New Season,” “Holiday,” “Workwear,” “Exclusives,” etc.), and of course, as with any site, you want to take a gander at what’s on sale. Fun feature: An elegant “Gift Shop” section proffering everything from monogrammed items, like jewelry and PJs, to killer fashion pieces (click the “Can’t Go Wrong” tab).

Yoox

yoox.com Shop pop-up stores like Master & Muse by supermodel Amber Valletta, Esprit, Wolford, Carlo Pazolini and more, along with daily New Arrivals from luxury brands such as Maison Martin Margiela, Pierre Balmain, Etro, Diane von Furstenberg, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Galliano, Jil Sander and many more. From jeans and flats to formal occasion dresses, pumps and even gloves, it’s all here. Fun feature: “Yooxygen,” an environmental sustainability program of YOOX Group that was launched five years ago and partners with organizations, celebrities and designers to promote environmentally conscious (but still cool) fashion.

Forward by Elyse Walker forwardforward.com

All your favorites and more are here, shown beautifully styled on models complete with accessories, shoes and handbag, looking ready to conquer the world—much the way you’ll want to feel when you peruse the looks. Particularly if you’re seeking out some of this fall’s most wearable must-haves, you need to log on and look for Isabel Marant’s Adrien Furt Vest in Moleskin Brown (a total splurge, but it’s a lifetime piece, for sure) along with Markus Lupfer’s sequin graphic sweatshirts (embellish, embellish). Fun feature: A “Lookbook” tab that brings up a selection of thumbnails to help update you, with titles like Top 10 Power Bags, Rules of Style, and Runway the Real Way. 68

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Farfetch.com farfetch.com

This is a different shopping experience, because the wide selection of unique items offered here come from boutiques around the world. So when you order that fabulous Kenzo Peacock Skater Dress, or those new Tod’s Buckled Brogues, or—talk about a statement bag!—Paula Cademartori’s Petite Faye Tote, you may be accepting shipments from abroad. But don’t fear; the import duty is included in the total sale price. And if you have any questions about how it all works, or prefer to speak to someone, the order-by-phone number is provided on each item. Fun feature: An “Editorial” tab that allows you to learn more about some of the boutiques, see season highlights from the runways, read about featured designers and more.

LuisaViaRoma Shop luisaviaroma.com

If the name alone isn’t enough to lure you to this site, the goods you’ll find there will be. The latest and greatest clothing, shoes, fine and fashion jewelry, handbags and accessories from an international array of top designers—Givenchy, Isabel Marant, Kenzo, Saint Laurent, Balmain, Emilio Pucci, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.—are here, and there is always a chance you’ll score something for a steal by checking out the goods in the “Sale” section; just click on the red tab. But for the newest items, “New Arrivals” is where you want to go first. They also offer free express shipping to and free returns from the U.S. Fun feature: A Privilege Card entitling members to 10 or 15 percent off full-priced items (depending on how much you spend) from the Fall/ Winter 2014-15 collections (valid through November 30 and can be used for more than one purchase).

FEYT

feyt.com Two years ago, Ferebee Taube—a former brand consultant for Vogue, Theory and Chloé, among others) and Earnest Sewn co-founder Eleanor Ylvisaker, both of whom look like models themselves, created this luxury styling site, which is heaven on earth for high-end shoppers. The duo created this with the busy shopper’s ease in mind, so as a user you create a personal online profile and then receive personalized recommendations to eliminate countless hours of hunting for those Alexander Wang shorts or Celine sandals you’ve just got to have. Fun feature: The customization and curation of your shopping experience using the results of online surveys and the advice of stylists.

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BOOK IT From concerts and comedy acts to children’s activities and more, we’ve got your go-to guide for the whole gang. So break out the calendar and make a date. By Jennifer Leslie Kramer

SEPTEMBER steve martin & martin short

Saturday, September 6, 8 pm Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Tickets: $55-125 Two comic legends sharing the stage for one special night can mean only one thing: an epic evening. Expect lots of improvisational banter and belly laughs. Fingers crossed Mr. Martin breaks out the banjo and Short invites Jimminy Glick along. Pro tip: Stick around during intermission; you’ll be glad you did.

ClassiC albums live: PrinCe — PurPle rain

Thursday, September 11, 8 pm Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale Tickets: $25-69 Purple Rain, the album that made Prince a superstar, is a classic for a reason. The musical geniuses behind Classic Albums Live perform Purple Rain, including favorites “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “I Would Die 4 U” note for note, cut for cut. Better wear your dancing shoes.

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18tH annual Broward MarcH oF diMes signature cHeFs auction Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 pm Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood Tickets: $200

Work the room sampling culinary treats from dozens of renowned Fort Lauderdale chefs. Live music, silent and live auctions and tasty treats go a long way to help moms have healthier babies.

disney on ice: worlds oF Fantasy

September 18-21, various times BB&T Center, Sunrise Tickets: $16-55 Your little ones’ eyes will light up when they see their favorite Disney characters come to life as they fly around the ice rink, from Cars’ Lightning McQueen and The Little Mermaid to Buzz Lightyear and his friends from Toy Story.

Hollywood BeacH latin Festival

Sunday, September 21, 11 am-7 pm Hollywood Beach, Connecticut St. to New York St. Free Revel in traditional Latin arts, crafts and culture as Hollywood Beach celebrates its 20th anniversary with live music, food and kids’ activities. Just don’t forget the sunblock.


OCTOBER goosEbuMPs: thE sCiEnCE oF FEar

Through December 2 Museum of Discovery and Science & AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, Fort Lauderdale Tickets: $12-14; members and children under 1 get in free Trembling knees, shaking hands and racing hearts are the signs of fear we have to come to recognize. But what makes our bodies react just so? This exhibit, developed by the California Science Center, answers all these questions and more.

onE dirECtion with 5 sEConds oF suMMEr Sunday, October 5, 7 pm Sun Life Stadium, Miami Tickets: $23.50-103.50

The boy band du jour brings its act to Miami, and along for the ride is another squealinducing group from Down Under, whose first full album recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Your tweens will owe you months of chores for tickets to this one.

Jason aldEan with Florida gEorgia linE & tylEr Farr

Saturday, October 18, 7:30 pm Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach Tickets: $25.50-55.25 Following his platinum album Night Train, Jason Aldean has gathered a few of his best buds for his latest tour and is making his way to Palm Beach. With the weather finally cooling off, it’s the perfect opportunity for date night, so pack the coolers and hit the turnpike.

MiaMi City ballEt PrEsEnts Romeo & Juliet

Friday, October 24, 8 pm; Saturday, October 25, 2 pm & 8 pm; Sunday, October 26, 2 pm Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Tickets: $20-175 Following its sold-out premiere run, Miami City Ballet launches its 2014-2015 season with a revival of this romantic work that deftly recreates Shakespeare’s timeless drama accompanied by Prokofiev’s score, impressive sets and of course, plenty of tutus and toe shoes.

EnriquE iglEsias & Pitbull Saturday, October 25, 7:30 pm Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Tickets: $75-145

If this tag team doesn’t scream South Florida, we don’t know what does. Enrique and Mr. 305 throw a heartthumping party at Hard Rock Live. After a couple of hours with the city’s two favorite Latin heartthrobs, swing by the casino and try your luck at the tables.



NOVEMBER Last ComiC standing Sunday, November 2, 8 pm Kravis Center, West Palm Beach Tickets: $15-85

Fans of the nBC show won’t want to miss all their favorites live on stage. Following a season that included mentors and judges like Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr and Keenan ivory Wayans, this bunch is sure to be the funniest yet.

susan BoyLe

Monday, November 3, 7:30 pm Au-Rene Theater, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Tickets: $35-115 this singing sensation left simon Cowell speechless when he first heard her on Britain’s Got Talent, and you will be, too, once you hear her live. since her tV debut, she’s sold more than 19 million albums, received two grammy nominations and has performed for the Queen of england and the Pope. Veddy impressive indeed.

amy sChumer

Friday, November 14, 8 pm Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Tickets: $35-45 Call her the next Chelsea Handler. amy schumer is taking the comic world by storm with her no-holds-barred brand of raunchy humor. take our advice and leave the kids behind; you won’t want to explain these jokes.

CameLot days medievaL FestivaL 2014

Saturday, November 15; Sunday, November 16; Saturday, November 22; Sunday, November 23; 10 am-5:30 pm TY Park, Hollywood Tickets: Adults, $15; kids 6-12, $3; free for kids under 6 time-travel back to the Medieval days at tY Park where a kingdom full of musicians, artisans, knights and jesters are waiting to greet you. Check out the live jousting matches and a living chess game. To get your shopping fix, head to the Artists’ Market. And whatever you do, don’t miss out on those enormous turkey legs.

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DECEMBER The PhanTom of The oPera

November 19-30, various times Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale Tickets: $34.75-124.75 Any fan of broadway musicals has seen this stunning show before. but the latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical phenomenon is truly over the top thanks to a slew of special effects using today’s latest technology, making it totally worth a repeat performance.

ChrisTmas on Las oLas

Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 pm East Las Olas Blvd., from SE 6th Ave. to SE 11th Ave. Free Kick off the holidays with plenty of good cheer as you stroll down Las Olas Blvd. filling your belly with sips and sweets. With ice skating, a snow mountain, carolers and plenty of holiday lights, your mile-long “to-do” list will disappear—at least for a few hours.

fLeeTwood maC

December 19, 2014, 8 pm BB&T Center, Sunrise Tickets: $45.25-175.25 Stevie Nicks’ sultry rasp has been running through our minds for decades. but did you know she wasn’t part of the original british-American rock band? In fact, the only remaining original band member is its namesake drummer, mick Fleetwood. Nonetheless, the band never disappoints and is still on point after all these years.

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Favorite ingredient to work with?

“Truffles are definitely the ultimate ingredient. I have a collection of them, and truffle oils, too. They’re so decadent and there’s just so much you can do with them—salsa, hollandaise, lobster mac with truffle oil, pasta salad…the list goes on and on.”

What’s your go-to meal after a late night at the restaurant?

“I really try not to eat after work, but if I have to have something I’ll swing by the Pickle Barrel [Deli] in Deerfield Beach for a hot pastrami sandwich on rye with spicy mustard. I also love an ice-cold martini with oven-warmed pistachios with my wife by the pool.”

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Meat or fish?

“Every waking moment that I’m not at the restaurant I scuba dive, so it has to be fish. I grew up in the Chesapeake Bay area, so seafood signifies home to me. We were always on the beach, cooking up something. That’s how I spent my childhood.”

so says micHael mcartor, wHose passion for people—and wHat fills tHeir bellies— keeps His creative culinary juices flowing. Chef Michael McArtor, managing partner at Lucille’s American Café, is pretty sure he’s one of the few people who actually love their job. “I’m the first one in and the last one out,” he says. “It makes for long days, but I just can’t leave the restaurant when it’s full. I care too much about what goes on here.” McArtor has trained under such notable chefs as Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, and prior to his “seven glorious years and counting” at Lucille’s, McArtor owned a number of restaurants throughout Palm Beach County. Now happily ensconced at Lucille’s—he can’t say enough good things about owners Beth and Paul—he spends a couple of days in the kitchen, but mainly oversees operations, ensures the kitchen is properly stocked and creates the weekly specials that diners crave. “We pay attention to what they want, and if it’s not on the menu they can email me and within 48 hours we’ll have their dish ready to go.” Lucille’s American Café, 2250 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.384.9007; lucillescafe.com.

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“Whenever I can find them, it has to be softshell crabs. Seafood World [Restaurant & Marketplace] in Lighthouse Point does a great dinner plate—so fresh and delicious.”

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Dining guiDe Drink, eat anD repeat: there are plenty of places to choose from

HOLLYWOOD PRIME With so many incredible dining options in South Florida, it’s no wonder some of them continue to fly under the radar. Hollywood Prime, the cozy yet impressive steakhouse within Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, is one of them. Pro tip: Before getting too deep into the menu, put in an order for the Kobestyle Beef Skewers. They’re not on the menu, but the kitchen will happily fulfill your request, issuing bite-sized pieces of tender, buttery meat that start with the slightest crunch, thanks to a quick sear in a smoking-hot pan. Popular items include the Lobster Bisque, Onion Soup Gratinée, Tomatoes & Buffalo Mozzarella, 28-oz. Prime Porterhouse, rack of lamb and the swordfish. Also not to be missed are the hash browns, which just happen to be doused in truffle oil. Plan ahead and reserve a room upstairs so you don’t have far to go once you’ve cleaned your plate. Can you say staycation? 3555 S. Ocean Dr., in the WeStin DiplOmat reSOrt & Spa, hOllyWOOD, 954.602.8393; hOllyWOODprime.cOm.

American & Continental BIG CITY TAVERN — 609 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.727.0307, bigtimerestaurants.com. Located in the middle of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Big City Tavern serves up brunch, lunch and dinner, plus a late-night happy hour and snacks menu. BIN 595 — 1230 Pine Island Road, Plantation, 954.308.4595, renaissanceplantation.com. This restaurant inside the Renaissance Plantation Hotel offers up favorite sandwiches like the Plantation Cuban Sandwich, entrée salads, and pasta specialties like grilled vegetable penne.

BUCCAN — 350 South County Road, Palm Beach, 561-833-3450, www.buccanpalmbeach. com. Hot new high-end bistro, bar and lounge serving up small plates created by the inventive Chef Clay Conley, like meatball spring rolls, bacon-wrapped peaches on a wood-fire grill and a hot dog Panini. HOUSTON’S — 2821 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954.783.9499; hillstone.com. Popular spot with the professional crowd for lunch and happy hour, and with families for dinner. Spinach dip, delicious burgers, and roast chicken are among the stars. HOwIE’S TOp dOG — 5021 S. State Road 7, Suite 209, Davie, 954.792.8686; howiestopdog.com. Casual Chicago-style

eatery serving up classic Chicago fare that explodes with flavor. Indulge in the famous Chicago Dog and Italian beef sandwich, gyros, salads, burgers, sausages and more, but the hot dogs are the star here. IRELANd’S STEAKHOUSE — 250 Racquet Club Rd. in the Hyatt Regency Bonaventure, Weston, 954-249-5656, bonaventure.hyatt. com. Steakhouse serving fresh beef with all your favorite trimmings, such as lobster mac ‘n cheese, potatoes au gratin, and seafood risotto. J. ALExANdER’S — 8550 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 954.916.8837; jalexanders.com. A popular gathering place for locals who love to lunch here, socialize over cocktails at the September 2014

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bar, or come out on weekends for a really good dinner. Don’t miss the grilled artichoke appetizer or the pan seared scallops with couscous. Wines by the glass and the bottle are available. La Brochette Bistro — 2635 N. Hiatus Road, Cooper City, 954.435.9090; labrochettebistro.com. A shoebox-sized restaurant that’s been a favorite of locals for many years, this charming bistro is perfect for dinner with friends or a romantic tete-atete, and the food is out of this world—to wit: scallops with pork belly, cipollini onions and white balsamic syrup. And, appropriately for the season, they recently offered up pumpkin spice cheesecake. Call for reservations. LoLa’s on harrison — 2032 Harrison St., Hollywood, 954.927.9851; lolasonharrison.com. The culinary delights at this unassuming little storefront restaurant off the main drag in Hollywood include ricotta gnocchi with pesto cream sauce, diced mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, Coca Cola BBQ beef ribs, grilled Scottish salmon with warm lentil salad and flatiron steak frites with roasted garlic-herb butter, red wine jus and shoestring potatoes. LUciLLe’s aMerican caFÉ — 2250 Weston Road, Weston, 954.384.9007; lucillescafe.com. An upscale 1940s-style diner that has a luncheonette feel but serves up decidedly fancier fare, such as Marylandstyle crab cakes, Blackened Chicken and Brie on a Kaiser Roll, and all sorts of salads and entrees, from the Key West Shrimp Scatter to homemade meatloaf. MaX’s GriLLe — 404 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, 561.368.0080, www.maxsgrille.com. Popular American bistro that’s been around for 20 years, serving an Asian- and Latin-influenced contemporary menu, along with wine and cocktails. MichaeL Mina 74 — 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4636; fontainebleau. com/web/dining/michael_mina_74. The latest dining concept from Michael Mina wows locals and tourists alike with an impressive shellfish cart that grandly parades through the restaurant, along with dishes like Grilled Quail & Foie Gras, Lobster Pot Pie and Truffle Donuts. MUstard seed Bistro — 256 S. University Drive, Plantation, 954.533.9326; mustardseedbistro.com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here, each with a nice selection of options, from Vanilla Custard French Toast for breakfast to a refreshing BBQ Salmon Salad with chipotle vinaigrette for 84

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rocks star You can be one— just follow the recipe. It’s no coincidence this twist on a Cosmopolitan, served at Weston’s Bonaventure Resort & Spa, was inspired by the Sunshine State. When you see it, you’ll know why.

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lunch to a dinner menu that includes crispy duck with cherry gastrique. But definitely don’t miss the Cupcake Menu (try the Maple Bacon Butter Pecan).

potatoes, whole yellow snapper with Creole salsa and refreshing endive and beet salad with mustard vinaigrette are but a small sampling of the temptations.

PaLM Beach GriLL — 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561-835-1077, www. palmbeachgrill.com. Everything from ribs to cedar plank salmon to hot dogs make this a local hotspot that’s worth the often lengthy wait in line to get a table.

teXas de BraZiL — In The Village at Gulfstream Park, 800 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954.843.7600, www.texasdebrazil. com. A Brazilian churrascaria where skewers of beef, sausages and chicken are brought to your table and carved onto your plate until you put up your little stop sign.

PriMetiMe — 1744 Main St., Weston, 954.349.2100; primetimeweston.com. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, this casual, upscale American spot will become your new go-to in the neighborhood. With dishes like rock shrimp quesadilla, fettucine with filet mignon and wild mushrooms, and Miso salmon, it’s easy to see why. sUGar reeF GriLL — 600 N. Surf Road, Hollywood, 954.922.1119; sugarreefgrill. The location of this restaurant alone is enticing, as it is oceanside on the Hollywood Broadwalk, but the food only enhances the experience. Elegant but simple recipes such as mussels in green curry, pork loin Jamaican with mashed

the Le tUB saLoon — 1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.921.9425; theletub.com. The burgers served up here have made this endearingly dumpy little spot on the water famous—in fact, GQ magazine voted them best burgers in 2006. There are no signs, so it may take time to find, but it’ll be worth the journey. Vienna caFÉ & Wine Bar — 9100 W State Road 84, Davie, 954.423.1962; viennawinebar.com. Located in the center of Fort Lauderdale, this little “house” serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including Viennese-inspired dishes like Frikadeller (Danish meatballs) and Duck & Port Wine



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BIG BALLIN’ FORK & BALLS

If you hadn’t guessed it already, the name of the game at this latest Fort Lauderdale eatery is balls—meatballs, that is—any way you like ‘em. Choose from classic beef, chicken veggie, spicy pork, a F&B house blend and the daily special, and then pick a sauce: traditional tomato, parmesan cream, mushroom, herb pesto or roasted tomato. Once you’ve got those decisions down, the real fun begins. Diners can choose Just Balls; Balls on Top, and use pasta, polenta, salad, spinach or other veggies as a base; or

Balls In Between, where your balls of choice will be stuffed into a sandwich. If you’d rather leave the particulars up to the professionals, there are plenty of other, more composed dishes to choose from, including salads, sandwiches and sides, along with F&B Favorites, where standouts include the Spicy Italian, a bowl of polenta with spicy pork balls, ricotta and sweet and hot peppers swimming in a sea of roasted tomato sauce, and The Texan, which combines classic beef balls, slow-cooked chili, aged cheddar and corn tortillas.

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Paté. Cocktails, after dinner cordials and wine are all available. Village TaVern — SW 2nd St., Pembroke Pines, 954.874. 1001; villagetavern.com. The diverse menu here includes a lengthy list of starters from nachos to crab cakes and a half dozen salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pasta dishes, steaks and prime rib, grilled mahi, chicken or fish tacos, shrimp and grits, grilled meatloaf, short ribs and much, much more.

Asian COCO aSian BiSTrO & Bar — 1841 Cordova Rd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-3541, cocoasianbistro.com. Asian fusion cuisine is served in an upscale setting, plus sushi rolls and weekly specials. hakkaSan — 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.276.1388; fontainebleau.com/web/ dining/hakassan. While rooted in Chinese flavors and traditions, the menu at Hakkasan 86

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is decidely modern, complemented by a signature cocktail program created by the restaurant’s master mixologist. In addition to cocktails and dinner, stop by for Dim Sum lunch on Saturdays and Sundays. eChO — 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach, 866-918-1719, www.echopalmbeach.com. A cultural experience that celebrates the cuisine of China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, such as sushi, dim sum, Thai curry chicken and sweet and sour halibut. There’s also a lively bar scene and creative cocktail menu. MOOn Thai & JaPaneSe — 2828 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.384.7275. A stylish eatery serving up Thai favorites along with Japanese specialties such as sushi, rolls and Bento boxes, plus a full bar with remarkable cocktails. MYUng ga TOFU & BarBeCUe — 1944 Weston Road, Weston, 954.349.7337. Little family-run Korean spot with a truly unique menu in this area, serving everything from ribs to tofu to vegetable and noodle dishes.

ParC 28 — 1382 Weston Road, Weston, 954.389.7029; parc28weston.com. A full traditional Chinese menu with delicious soups and appetizers as well as Cantonese and Malaysian entrees. Try the Buah Mango: shrimp or chicken sautéed with shredded mango and pepper in a spicy house sauce served in a mango shell. POC AmeriCAn FusiOn BuFFet & SUShi — 1651 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, 954.389.5188; pocbuffet.com. A buffet experience like no other, blending culinary traditions from Asia and Europe with modern American influences. Over 100 items to choose from. Ta-BOO — 221 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 561-835-3500, www.taboorestaurant.com. Since 1941, this has been a favorite with presidents, royals and celebrities who love the Asian-influenced ambience and consistently good, classic food.



dining guide THAI GARLIC & SUSHI — 116 Weston Road, Sunrise, 954.384.8840; thaigarlic.net. Pick either from the Thai menu or satisfy your dual cravings for Massaman Curry, and tuna roll, because this place offers both Thai and Japanese all on one menu. ToA ToA CHIneSe ReSTAURAnT — 4145 N. Pine Island Road, Sunrise, 954.746.8833; toatoachineserestaurant.com. Hong Kongborn owner and Chef Wong opened this spot 25 years ago, but he began mastering the art of dim sum at age 15—and it shows at this Zagat-rated spot. Get it for breakfast, lunch or dinner—the possibilities really are endless. TSUkURo — 225 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.523.1407; tsukurofl.com. The Asian-inspired eatery features traditional influences from Japan, China and Korea, with a full sushi and raw bar, small plates like noodles and rice bowls, and composed plates, including Korean-style short ribs. There’s also a full bar with signature cocktails, hot and cold sake, sake floats and more than 50 selections of wine.

Deli & Bagel BAGeLMAnIA — 15842 W. SR 84, Sunrise, 954.384.8090; bagelmania.com. This longtime shop selling New York-style bagels has been around for decades and is still a favorite. eInSTeIn BRoS BAGeLS — 1356 Weston Road, Weston, 954.384.6479; einsteinbros. com. Tasty bagels and sweets like cookies and cinnamon twists, Panini and sandwiches, sandwiches, and of course delicious coffee and coffee drinks for breakfast and lunch. oFFeRDAHL’S CAFÉ GRILL — 2274 Weston Road, Weston, 954.384.1043; offerdahls.com. Grab a full breakfast, a sandwich or salad for lunch, or dinners like Curry Chicken with rice and Pacific Rim salmon with ginger slaw and teriyaki sesame sauce. MY oRGAnIC CoRneR — 127 Weston Road, Weston, 954.888.4700; myorganiccorner.com. Fresh offerings free of preservatives and hormones including sandwiches, soups, wraps, salads, juices and smoothies, and organic coffee and teas.

Italian ACQUoLInA — 2320 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.389.1880; acquolinaweston.com. Dine in casual elegance indoors or on the water and enjoy family-style specialties from veal chops

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to gnocchi to pasta dishes and the house specialty, Pollo Scarpariello “Acquolina,” a half chicken with garlic, lemon, herbs, sausage, broccoli, peppers, onions and roasted potatoes. AnTHonY’S CoAL FIReD PIZZA oF WeSTon — 4527 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.358.2625; acfp.com. He’s got lots of locations, but each one serves up the same mouthwatering well-done pizzas, chicken wings topped with fried onions, homemade meatballs with a side of ricotta and the famous Anthony’s House Salad with gorgonzola and lemon vinaigrette. BeLLInI ITALIAn BISTRo — 2780 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.306.0781; www. belliniitalianbistro.com. From antipasti like beef carpaccio and creamy Burrata to traditional pastas like fettucini bolognese and mushroom risotto, and any pizza you could dream of, including a can’t-miss Nutella pie, Bellini is the place to go when you’re craving authentic Italian dishes. CAFe MAXX — 2601 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, 954.782.0606; cafemaxx.com. A casual, cozy ambience is the perfect backdrop for innovative food at this longtime favorite. Try the grilled and stuffed figs in prosciutto and Phyllo to start, Cashew and Macadamia Crusted Red Snapper, and the Duck & Smoked Mozzarella Ravioli in brown butter, basil, sundried tomato and Parmigiano Reggiano. D’AnGeLo’S PIZZA WIne BAR & TAPAS — 1370 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.306.0037; dangelopizza.com. Chef Angelo Elia’s Weston outpost for artisan pizzas, charcuterie, tapas like zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and Angelo’s fries tossed in basil, Panini, ceviche and carpacci, and of course, plenty of wines and desserts. LIRIo’S ITALIAn ReSTAURAnT — 189 Weston Road, Weston, 954.217.1910; liriosrestaurant.com. Italian specialties for

lunch and dinner here include pastas, salads, risotto, and veal, chicken, beef and seafood dishes. There’s also a kids’ menu. MALLARDI’S TUSCAn GRILL — 2282 Weston Road, Weston, 954.385.5883; mallardituscangrill.com. A casually elegant spot, this is the place for tucking into traditional Italian favorites, from pastas like Fettuccine Alfredo to risotto to steaks, chicken dishes such as Pollo Cacciatore, seafood and veal. MARoLA’S TRATToRIA — 5822 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City, 954.434.3420; marolas.com. This unassuming little corner spot in a strip center in Cooper City has been a longtime favorite for decades of nearby residents who crave the lasagna, chicken Francese (in wine, butter and lemon sauce), zuppa di pesce and New York strip topped with onions, brandy, peppercorns and gorgonzola, served over hash browns. SoLITA — 1032 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-357-2616; www.solitalasolas.com. Serving Italian specialties such as antipasti, pizzas, pastas, chops, beef and seafood in an elegant setting at the heart of Las Olas. TARAnTeLLA RISToRAnTe & PIZZeRIA — 1755 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, 954-3493004; tarantellas.net. Named after the Sicilian dance of the same name, this cozy spot with handpainted tiles all over the tables and walls offers up fresh baked bread, homemade pasta, brick oven gourmet pizza and a combination of traditional and modern Italian specialties. VITA ITALIAn ReSTAURAnT — 10014 Griffin Road, Cooper City, 954.434.8422; vita8422. com. The proof is in the staying power when it comes to this 47-year-old family-operated spot, where simple Italian staples like antipasti, baked and traditional pastas, pizzas, calzones and chicken, veal and seafood entrées never disappoint. Eat in or take out a big salami and cheese sub for lunch.

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dining guide scarpetta — 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4660; fontainebleau.com/ web/dining/scarpetta. With recent Top Chef runner-up, Nina Compton, at the helm, Scarpetta is at the top of its game, serving classic Italian dishes featuring homemade pasta and “the best Pomodoro this side of Naples,” according to Travel & Lesisure. VIGNetOs ItaLIaN GrILL — 1342 SW 160th Ave., Weston, 954.660.0470; vignetos. com. The weekday lunch menu features create-your-own-pizzas, while the dinner offerings include baked pastas such as lasagna and penne Romano, classic pasta like spaghetti, and veal, chicken, beef and seafood dishes with authentic Italian flavors.

International Bar ZeN — 250 Racquet Club Road, Weston, 954.389.3300; bonaventureresort and spa.com. Inside the Bonaventure Resort and Spa, Bar Zen servies up snacky foods like rock shrimp salsa cocktail, chicken tenders, burgers and salad. La cOte — 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.674.4710; fontainebleau.com/web/dining/ la_cote. Inspired by the Cote d’Azur, this

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open-air seaside resto offers flavors of the French Riviera using Florida’s fresh local ingredients. MaZZa MedIterraNeaN cuIsINe — 15749 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, 954.436.9997; mazzarestaurant.com. This little space inside a strip center belies the dining experience to be had here, from the pita triangles with an addictive garlic dip to shawarma, kabobs, moussaka, and lamb chops. suGarcaNe — 3250 N.E. 1st Ave., Miami, 786.369.0353; sugarcanerawbargrill.com. Executive Chef and partner, Timon Balloo, was recently nominated by Food & Wine as “The People’s Best New Chef,” while the restaurant itself was tapped as a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant by the James Beard Foundation. If that’s not reason enough to check it out, we don’t know what is!

Mexican GOurMet MarIachI — 2210 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.384.4473; mariachigourmet.com. Tableside guacamole is just the beginning of a great night, thanks to this restaurant, one of four in a chain that has been family owned

and operated for 17 years. Combining the best of Mexican and Spanish cuisine, choose from classics like enchiladas con mole, lechon asado, ropa vieja, paella and much more. MercadItO — 3252 NE 1st Ave., Miami, 786.369.0430; mercaditorestaurants.com/ midtown This gourmet Mexican joint in Midtown doesn’t disappoint with their creative twist on typical Mexican dishes. With nearly a dozen taco varieties, four kinds of guac, and three ceviche options, there’s something for everyone. Their hand-crafted cocktails and lengthy list of tequilas are a can’t-miss.

Seafood BILLy’s stONe craB — 400 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954.923.2300; billysstonecrab.com. The parking situation is a drag, but that doesn’t stop locals and visitors alike from waiting in their cars to get their “in” at this longtime old-school favorite, which is packed every weekend night. Fresh seafood is the main draw, but there are also steaks and other options; a comprehensive wine list, and a lively atmosphere indoors as well as tables right on the edge of the water, where boats pull


up filled with hungry diners who get to avoid the parking issue. BONEFISH GRILL — 4545 Weston Rd., Weston, 954.389.9273; bonefishgrill.com. More than just a seafood restaurant, this is a favorite gathering place for locals who enjoy the lively bar and happy hour, snacks like Bing Bang shrimp, and even Sunday brunch from 11 am-2 pm every weekend. CHOPS LOBSTER BAR — 101 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton, 561-395-2675, www.buckheadrestaurants.com. USDA prime aged steaks and fresh seafood are served in a clubby atmosphere, another favorite of A-listers and professional athletes.

as a family restaurant in Peru and came to Southwest Florida, bringing with it traditional specialties such as ceviche, lomo salteada, jalea, tiradito and more. Check out their weekday lunch specials as well as their full bar, especially the signature Pisco Sour. TRuLuCk’S — 2584A E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.396.5656; trulucks. com. This outpost of the well-known chain in the Galleria Mall is all at once elegant and comfortable, with topnotch service and even better food. During stone crab season, enjoy their all-you-can-eat deal on Monday nights, or go anytime to enjoy the year-round offerings that change with the seasons and according to what’s fresh.

FLANIGAN’S SEAFOOD BAR & GRILL — 2460 Weston Road, Weston, 954.385.8080; flanigans.net. Famous for their ribs, this neighborhood hangout also offers up a delicious grilled salmon burger, a selection of salads (try the pasta Caesar), 10-oz. hamburgers and hearty sandwiches like the Blackened Tuna Hoagie and the Philadelphia Cheese Steak.

WILD SEA OySTER BAR & GRILLE — 620 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954.467.0671; riversidehotel.com. Organic and sustainable ingredients, fresh seafood and steaks, and of course, a raw bar with East and West Coast oysters plus Royal Red Shrimp Ceviche.

LA PERLA SEAFOOD BAR & GRILLE — 1396 SW 160th Ave., Weston, 954.385.1102; laperlarestaurants.com. This place started

ENTRETAPAS — 74 Indian Trace, Weston, 954.385.3262; entretapas.net. Offering over 50 dishes served as tapas, samplers, entrees

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and more, all showcasing the flavors of Spain. Try the paella with a glass of sangria, or one of the Entretapas, a one-dish meal topped with eggs that’s delicious for breakfast, lunch or dinner. PADRINO’S CuBAN CuISINE — 801 S. University Dr., Plantation, 954.476.5777; padrinos.com. Authentic Cuban specialties have been the attraction here for many years, including their signature mariquitas (fried plantain strips), paella, and roast pork with mojo and onions. The lunch buffet is a local favorite, as are the mojitos.

Specialty THE CHEESE COuRSE — 1679 Market St., Weston, 954.384.8183; thecheesecourse. com. European-style cheese shop and quickservice bistro where cheese—what else?—is the star, with over 150 kinds of cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Sandwiches and salads are offered on the bistro menu, or pick up a baguette and take home your goodies.

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