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ALL ABOUT GREEN AND TEAM This month is green in many ways. It’s mostly because we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th. It’s a great occasion to get together with friends to hoist a pint of Guinness and have a fun time. Full disclosure, I’m of Irish decent. Erin Go Bragh! This month’s cover story tells you all about the Weston event of the year. We also talk with Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers. Lifestyle writer Ryan Cortes shares a lot of intimate detail about the player who LeBron James loves to yell at, but check out his account of challenging Chalmers to a duel. While Chalmers is famous for his on-court performances, I also admire him for creating the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation, which supports athletic and educational programs for children and as well as helping fund breast cancer research. He may not be one of the “big three,” but without him the Heat and South Florida may not be white hot! Speaking of great, I am taking a personal privilege to acknowledge a man who had a huge influence on me – legendary UM baseball coach Ron Fraser, who passed away recently. In addition to football coach Howard Schnellenberger, coach Fraser taught me how to treat people with respect and dignity, regardless of stature in life. I met both at the University of Miami, where each taught the state and the nation how to build a championship team by building a community. Many of my Gator and Seminole friends will agree he was a formidable and respectable opponent. He led the Canes and the USA National teams to many championships. He left his mark on college baseball and South Florida like no other. He was a coach, a neighbor and a friend. His legacy will live on. Have a Great Month and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As Always, Enjoy the Lifestyle™

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On the 49th floor of his four-room apartment near the Miami Heat’s arena, Mario Chalmers rests his hands on a glass table. Across from him sits someone waiting to challenge him. Me. I’ve always wanted to test my strength against a professional athlete, and here was my chance – with a champion Heat player, no less. I wanted to arm wrestle Chalmers, and I wanted to see the headline the next morning, “Chalmers Loses Arm-Wrestling Match with Reporter.” But he refused the challenge. “I won’t do it,” he said. “I was in high school watching an arm wrestling match, and dude broke his arm. So ever since then, I’ve never arm wrestled.” He offered something else instead. “I’ll thumb war,” he said. “I thumb war all the time.” While it wasn’t the challenge I wanted, and while it was sure to garner zero headlines ever, I accepted. One, two, three, four, I declare a thumb war. I noticed immediately that his hands engulfed mine. I was at a disadvantage. But in the opening seconds of our duel, something interesting happened: My thumbs darted every which way, and the man who wants to shoot game-winning shots with LeBron James on his team couldn’t clamp down on my finger. Frustrated, he yelled out, “Snake attack!” – and clamped down on my thumb with his long index finger. He smiled and slinked away. I’ll never know if I could have taken him down in an armwrestling match, but I was elusive enough in our thumb war that Chalmers had to cheat to beat me. Wait till LeBron hears.

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FEATURE STORY 48 Super Mario Chalmers HAPPENINGS 58 Broward Health Foundation 62 Dream Makers Gala

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BIZ STYLE 74 Networking on Cloud Nine 78 Don’t Drink the Water... Eat it 82 Thinking Big 96 DINING DUCHESS 102 CELEBRATIONS

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SCENE ON SITE 114 Weston Bar Association 106 JA Uncorked 108 Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick 110 Night of the Broadway Stars 112 Broward Bank of Commerce

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Pouring the foundation For a decade, Sheila Mullen was a paralegal at Greenspoon Marder. She was well known there for organizing the company picnic. And when you have 550 employees, that’s not as easy as renting a tiki hut at a county park. “They were elaborate events,” Mullen recalls. Now she’s doing those events full-time as executive director of the Greenspoon Marder Foundation. The noted law firm, ranked among the 2013 “Best Law Firms” by US News and World Report, launched the foundation only last month, and its first official event was called the Snow Ball – featuring indoor snowboarding and ice-skating that raised money for Junior Achievement of South Florida. The next big event is its Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic later this spring. The highlight: “Tennis participants will be able to test their game against Hall of Famer Chris Evert in a round robin format.” “This firm has always given a lot over the years to charity,” says Gerald Greenspoon, co-founding shareholder of the firm. “I was considering something like this for a while.” And it wasn’t as hard as you might think. “We’re attorneys – we’ve been establishing foundations for others for years,” Greenspoon says. He says the foundation will specialize in “children and youth services, education, arts and culture, minority and women’s organizations.” Those were the same areas the firm’s charitable giving focused on. Now Mullen will organize events to raise even more. “We’re suing one dollar to try to create two dollars,” Greenspoon says. “Those events will raise even more money than we’ve been donating in the past.” www.gmlaw.com

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Whistleblower attorney ANTHONY J. RUSSO, JR. has opened The Russo Law Firm in Weston. He was formerly the managing partner of WestonLawyers, Russo says he “was instrumental along with co-counsel in settling the first Whistleblower case in United States history that topped $1 billion (Civil Action #03943).” His new partners are LEILA BILLINGS, the 2011 Volunteer of the Year for Volunteer Broward, and HARRY ROSEN, the founding Mayor of the Weston. The firm will focus on personal injury, negligence, and medical malpractice. www.therussofirm.com SAWGRASS FORD decided to donate $100 to the DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION for every vehicle it sold or leased in December. Result? The Sunrise dealership donated $25,000 to the foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program. The money bought a new custom wheelchair for 16-year-old Alex Lowe of Plantation, a sophomore at Western High School, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and recently lost his ability to walk. “This is really great to get this wheelchair,” Alex says. “It’s really going to help me get around at school and help me do the things I want to do with my life.” Learn more about the foundation at www. darrellgwynnfoundation.org.


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The United Cross? The Red Way? You’d think two giant, do-gooding agencies like Broward County’s United Way and Red Cross would’ve worked together before on many projects. But actually, this is their first: Mission United. “This is the first time the two organizations have ever joined forces to collaborate on such a large initiative,” says Kathleen Cannon, President/CEO of United Way in Broward County. “We came together with strategic intention of serving our veterans and not duplicating efforts and services already in place.” What they devised together is both clever and necessary – basically, a one-stop shop for veterans, including employment, education, health, legal assistance, emergency financial aid, and housing. That can mean everything from big (pro bono legal services) to small (cash for utility bills and school supplies). “The men and women who are returning to South Florida, some after several tours of duty overseas, are facing extraordinary challenges,” Cannon says. “It’s already a difficult economic climate, and the dedicated men and women in the military face a multitude of obstacles readjusting to civilian life. We’re eager to connect them with a wide array of services to make the transition easier and help them get their lives back. We cannot thank them enough for all they have done for us.” Business owners and residents can get involved by donating money or services. Check out www.Mission United.org or call 954-4-UNITED.

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SERESTA is a Portuguese word that means “gathering of musicians to play.” It’s also the name of a music group formed by three Colombian musicians whose first album was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2001. They’ve played all over South and Central America, from Argentina and Chile to Mexico. And now they come to Broward County. On Thursday, March 21, Seresta plays at Nova Southeastern University. Tickets are $30 and $50, available by calling 954-254-5899 or emailing info@americasga.org. You can help yourself to sangria and tapas at HELPING TURN LIVES AROUND on Thursday, March 14, at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens in Fort Lauderdale. Listen to Spanish music and stories of abused children who found security through foster care, adoption, and counseling. The Children’s Home Society of Florida-Intercoastal Division hosts cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The goal is to raise $85,000 to support programs serving abused and neglected children in Broward County. Call 954-453-6400 for details. CHILDREN’S OPPORTUNITY GROUP will host its annual charity luncheon on Thursday, March 15, at the W Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Sip bubbly at the 11 a.m. champagne reception, eat lunch at noon, and enjoy a fashion show presented by the Colonnade Outlets at the Sawgrass Mall. All contribution and money raised at the luncheon will go to supporting select children’s organizations. Tickets are $85. www.childrensopportunitygroup.org


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St. Patrick’s Day If you don’t act fast, you’ll have to say Good Knight to the 21st annual Renaissance Festival – it ends March 17 at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. But it’s going out with a bawdy bang. You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the festival with plenty of dance, drinking and feasting. Listen to traditional and original Celtic music by a band appropriately called Celtic Mayhem, and watch – or even participate in – the “Men in Kilts” contest. “It’s Rated R but truly comical,” says festival publicist Jose Boza. www. ren-fest.com THE RED KNIGHT

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NEWSCHEWS One new restaurant opened and another reopened in the past few weeks… If D’ANGELO PIZZA, TAPAS WINE BAR sounds vaguely familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard of Casa D’Angelo in Fort Lauderdale. Well, D’Angelo is the new project by the same guy: Angelo Elia. His new place is at 1370 Weston Road in the Country Isle Plaza in Weston (pictured above). Among the more intriguing dishes: polpo (octopus with olives and tomato pesto), manzo (beef carpaccio with shaved Reggiano and truffle oil), and wood-oven baked ziti. www.dangelopizza.com If a sports bar is going to renovate, it better reopen in time for the Super Bowl. And NICKY’S RESTAURANT SPORTS BAR in Pembroke Pines (220 NW 180th Ave.) just made it, hosting a free Super Bowl tailgate party last month, complete with live music. Among the innovations: Kids under 12 eat free on Mondays and a private room available for rental. 954-441-9464

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What do you imagine when you hear that ubiquitous saying “The South”? Do you envision Gone With The Wind-era antebellum mansions? Preserved plantations laced with history? Perhaps you can almost hear the slow drawl of the expressions “y’all” and “bless your heart”. After all, those things do capture the nostalgia and charm of the quintessential South. But there are many destinations below the Mason Dixon line that offer world class art, architecture, cuisine and culture sprinkled with just the right dose of Dixie. And that magical combination is especially evident in the cities of Asheville, St. Augustine, Savannah and Charleston. Asheville’s downtown is full of vibrant energy. Street musicians entertain visitors and residents alike. Poetry readings can be heard from local coffee houses. Art galleries dot the streets. The food scene is worth a trip itself, as Asheville is home to the world’s first Foodtopia society. With over 20 farmers markets and

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Parkland native Katelyn Pankoke stars in Project Runway BY RYAN CORTES

Former Parkland native Katelyn Pankoke was rejected twice from Project Runway before being accepted onto Season 11, which premiered Jan. 24 on Lifetime. For the first time ever, the participants will conduct the show paired with another member – something that originally worried Pankoke. She owns her own bridal line, Elaya Vaughn, and we sat down with the 23-year-old to find out how she got involved with wedding gowns – and how Project Runway really works. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN DESIGNING WEDDING DRESSES? WHY THAT? It actually happened when I was college. I had known since my senior year of high school that I really wanted to devote my career to design. But I started to realize it doesn’t matter how good your grades are – it’s still almost impossible, especially in the design industry, to get a good job with a good line right out of college. So I decided that I would just start my own line. My thoughts turned to bridal. I had been designing wedding gowns just in school for the fashion shows, and I really enjoyed it. You can go over the top and you can really invest in the good fabrics – because for a wedding gown, people will pay what the gown is worth. It’s really hard for people to justify spending something like $80 in this economy on a shirt, so my decision was both design and economical. People are always getting married no matter what the economy is like. It’s a one-time thing, and they want everything to be perfect, including the gown. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN STYLE? Artful femininity. It’s kind of ambiguous. But basically, I like to work with different silhouettes and really enhance the female figure while having fun with it. Your wedding should be unlike any other day of your life. You should really be transported to another world. And that’s what I like to do with my wedding gowns. There’s always a sense of whimsy while still being practical and still flattering. At

the end of the day, that’s what fashion is: It’s wearable art. PROJECT RUNWAY REJECTED YOU TWICE BEFORE BEING ACCEPTING YOU ON THE THIRD TRY. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THE PREVIOUS TWO TIMES? The first time, I learned they read applications way more carefully than I had hoped. I was actually not old enough, but that’s really never stopped me in my life, so I was like, “Why start now letting that stop me?” But I missed the age cut-off by 10 days! My birthday is June 10, and the date they cut it off was June 1. The next year, when I was finally old enough, I got a phone call to come for the in-person auditions. So I basically stayed up all night for a week before my audition. I made all these new garments. and I was really proud of them. I thought I did a great job. And then the judges, they loved the garments, they loved my personality, but they thought I was just too young and fresh. So obviously, I was very frustrated. That’s always been a point of contention for me my whole life: people judging me on my age. So it really kind of hurt to be turned down because they didn’t think I was old enough. But that didn’t stop me. I tried out again, and they were really happy with me. WHAT EXACTLY IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH? It’s a very complicated process. You have a paper application that you have to fill out first. It’s like 50 pages long, and it’s really in-depth. It basically delves into your family life, your personal life: “What are you like as a designer?” “What are you like as a person?” “What are your pet peeves? Your flaws?” It’s a design competition, but it’s also a TV show. So they want to make sure they’re getting people that aren’t introverted. Once you fill that out, if you make it, there are the in-person interviews, and once you make it past that, there’s another on-camera interview. And you just wait for a phone call. LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | MARCH 2013

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I left and came back, everybody else was gone, so I did get a little lonely. There’s really nothing to hate about Parkland. You have trees and open spaces, which I’ve really grown to miss being in Chicago. WHAT DID YOU USED TO THINK ABOUT REALITY SHOWS? AND HOW HAS THAT CHANGED AFTER FILMING PARTS OF PROJECT RUNWAY? I’ve always loved reality TV shows. I’ve watched Project Runway since it’s first season, and I watched America’s Next Top Model. For me, Project Runway has always been the most respected of the shows. While it does have its drama, it’s more than just a show – it’s a competition. Going into it, the thing that made me the most nervous was the time. Just knowing I only had one day to make a garment, I didn’t know if it was going to be physically possible. But I was determined to do it. You find out you’re capable of a lot more than you give yourself credit for. HAS IT MADE YOU A BETTER DESIGNER, HAVING TO WORK UNDER THAT KIND OF PRESSURE? One hundred percent. I have learned so much on Project Runway – it would have taken me years to learn that in the real world. On the show, you’re just forced to learn and adapt. Especially because this season is about teams, you really learn to work with other people. Sometimes being nice just doesn’t work. I like to think of myself as a nice person, but sometimes in the real world, when it gets tough, you have to get tough.

WHAT WAS THAT PHONE CALL LIKE? DO YOU REMEMBER WHERE YOU WHERE? I had been waiting for a really long time, and I had gotten calls letting me know that I made it through to another round and another round. I was taking a nap, and I was going through a depression, thinking they’re never going to call me back. And my phone rings. I jump out of bed. They’re like, “Just so you know, we have some news about Project Runway.” And I’m expecting bad news. “You’re going to be on season 11!” And I just started freaking out. YOU GREW UP IN PARKLAND, HOW OFTEN DO YOU

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HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO WORK ON TEAMS LIKE THAT? This season was the first one Project Runway had ever done teams. I was dreading the team challenges going into it, but I had no idea it would be all teams. My heart just dropped. I thought this was the universe playing some kind of karmic joke on me. Here I am, my dreams are coming through, I’m on Project Runway, and now it’s all going to be teams. I knew it was going to get pretty ugly. WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT WHEN THEY WATCH YOU ON THE SHOW? I’m going to work my butt off to win the prize because what that can do for a designer and their line is, it can bring you all the way to the top.


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At J.G. McGuinness Pub, St. Patrick’s Day isn’t long enough to celebrate the holiday. So the 2-year-old Weston institution – which opened on St. Patricks’ Day 2011 – is making it a weekend affair. “Last year was a one-day street festival,” says J.G. McGuinness operating partner Danny Szymanski. “Now it’s gonna last all weekend.” It’ll kick off at 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, when four kilt-clad bagpipers march through Weston Town Center and into the pub. And it doesn’t end till Sunday night. “This is my first weekend festival, and we’re doing everything in our power to make this the most dynamic thing around here,” Szymanski says. And to Szymanski, that means music. “The bands we got are the best in the area,” he says. “We’ve had them playing the pub the past couple weekends as warmups, and those are busier than any other Friday and Saturday nights we have around here.” And even when the bands go on break, the music doesn’t stop. “In between the bands, we have an Irish dance company coming.” Szymanski has no idea how many revelers will show up this year – because he still has no clue how many showed up last year. All he knows is, it was a heck of a lot more than he anticipated. “There were people everywhere,” he recalls. “We learned a lot.” Like what? “Well, you can’t have a 1,000 people ordering everything on your menu,” he says with a laugh. “That’s why this year, we’re keeping it to

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American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami, Chalmers rests his hands on a glass table in his office. The glass window looks out over the ocean. Chalmers is decked out in blue pants and a long sleeve form-fitting blue plaid dress shirt, buttons fastened. He has on socks that go from black to blue to pink to green to baby blue to grey. He’s wearing sunglasses inside, and a smirk across his face. “He just wanted to wear his shades,” says his sister, Roneka, who doubles as his stylist. In his office are signs of a young man (an old-school gray Nintendo player) and a worldly man (books about money, one entitled Asset Protection Secrets, the other Financial Self-Defense). In other words, the office fits him just perfectly. When two Lifestyle Magazine photographers enter and Chalmers stops talking about his video-game habits – he plays Call of Duty, a basketball game called NBA 2K and, yes, even Super Mario – a big, gaping smile covers his face. “Are you ready, Mario?” one photographer asks. “Oh,” he says. “I’m ready.” As pictures are snapped and his sister

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rearranges his clothes just so, Chalmers mutters under his breath multiple times the one word that describes his look the most: “Swag.” *** Even though he loves Chipotle and has self-proclaimed “swag,” Chalmers doesn’t always behave like a teenager — especially on the basketball court. In fact, he yearns for the end of games, when he can let fly a potential game-winning shot. His final year of college ball – 2008 with the University of Kansas – Chalmers played in the national championship game. His Jayhawks team trailed Memphis 63-60 with 2.1 seconds left. He bolted around the three-point line before a teammate shuffled him the ball. A defender draped on him, Chalmers rose and buried a three – sending the game into overtime. Energized, his team

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“Yeah, I made the list,” he says before laughter consumes his words. “My teammates actually did tease me about that. We always call each other ugly. We always say that. But, you know, I told them, at the end of the day, I’m in the magazine.” His teammates even mock him on Twitter. When the Miami Dolphins were chasing after superstar quarterback Peyton Manning before the season, Ethan Skolnick, who covers the team for The Palm Beach Post, tweeted out “Even if Manning came to the Dolphins, Mario Chalmers would still believe he’s the best and most important athlete in town.” “And that was the first time Dwyane Wade ever retweeted me,” Skolnick says.


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Mario Chalmers is shooting a career-high 40.2 percent from behind the three-point line this year. Last year, in 23 playoff games – leading to the championship – Chalmers shined, averaging more than 11 points per game.

When Mario Chalmers was a freshman in college he’d often call Pauline Peterson for guidance. She was the mother of his childhood best friend, Paul Peterson. She died of breast cancer while Chalmers was in college. When he made it to the NBA, the Mario V. Chalmers Foundation was started in her honor. On March 9, Chalmers continues his tradition of supporting breast cancer awareness when he hosts a fundraising event called Think Pink Basketball. Money collected from ticket sales and a silent auction will be split between his foundation and the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, part of the Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. “The mission and the purpose of the two organizations are linked through the focus on breast cancer,” says Lynn Mandeville, the Holy Cross director of development. Chalmers also started “Mario’s Closet,” a speciality store in Kansas for women with breast cancer. “It’s a place where people get prosthetics and wigs for their suffering,” Chalmers says. “In Kansas, a lot of breast cancer patients have to go elsewhere to get things to help with their everyday life, so it’s good to have a store right there, anytime, that they can go to.” Silent auction items range from a Hublot watch donated by Weston Jewelers to a complete trip to New York donated by SitInMySeats VIP Tickets, Travel & Concierge Services – including two tickets to opening day at Yankee Stadium on April 1, roundtrip airfare for two to New York City and a two-night hotel stay. “It’s going to be a lovely evening, and we hope to bring a lot of people from the community,” Mandeville says. “I think with our special guest host, Mario Chalmers, that will attract a lot of people – and I think the cause will bring a lot of people out because breast cancer affects so many people.” Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Grille 401, and Local CBS sportscaster Jim Berry will emcee the evening. Specialty Automotive Treatments is donating its space. “We host two or three events every year,” said Rafael Jorge, the CEO of Specialty Automotive Treatments. “It’s something we do to reach back to the community.”

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won the game and the championship. The famous shot was dubbed “Mario’s Miracle.” And just a few weeks ago, on Feb. 16, the University of Kansas retired his No. 15 jersey and hung it from the rafters. “He was a guy who seemed like the bigger the stage, the brighter he shined,” Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement. “He had an orneriness and toughness that a lot people didn’t see because they saw the smile. He was an assassin on the court.” The miracle this NBA season, though, is that Chalmers hasn’t lost any of his college bravado. He won’t call it the most frustrating year of his career, but admits it’s been “challenging.” Consider the ups and downs... Jan. 10, Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers: Chalmers played just 18 minutes during the late-night game – Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh all

“I JUST KNOW THAT THE GUY IS AFRAID OF NOTHING.” played 35 or more – in a 92-90 loss to the Trail Blazers. Down by two with 10 seconds left, it was Chalmers who took – and missed – the gamewinner. Head coach Erik Spoelstra and a frustrated Chalmers spoke after the game. “I just told him, fourth quarter, that’s when you can really count on me the most,” Chalmers recalls. “Last year, before anything happened, you really needed me in fourth. And now you don’t need me. So I was just trying to figure out what’s going on.” Jan 12. Miami Heat at Sacramento Kings: The very next game after Portland on a West Coast roadtrip, Chalmers hit 10 3-pointers in 30 minutes of play. That was a career high in points (34) and tied Brian Shaw (back in 1993) for the most 3-pointers ever hit in a Heat uniform. “We all know that Mario,” Wade said after the game,” no matter what goes on, is a big-game-type player. He has big cojones.” And so even on a team with James, Wade, Bosh, Ray Allen and a host of other current and former all-stars, it’s Chalmers who craves the ball in his hand at the end. “I’d rather take the shot,” he says. “Any day.” “I can’t even describe it,” he continues. “All the emotions leave my body and I’m just focused. There’s no better feeling.” “There’s no question he wants to take that last shot,” says Jorge Sedano, the studio host on Sun Sports for Heat

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games and an afternoon host on 560 WQAM. “Reality is, the guy’s confidence is on par with any player on the team. He is fearless.” *** Back in his office, Mario Chalmers is trying to explain his unrelenting confidence. On the wall is a framed photo of himself after winning college basketball’s national championship with Kansas in 2008. His arms are pushing to the sky, his face housing a primitive and unfiltered gaze usually seen after a lion has pounced on prey. “It never goes away,” he says of the feeling that night. “That’s just something I have within myself. I feel like anytime my team needs me or I need to do something special to make my presence known, that’s what I’m going to do.” He was college basketball’s most talked-about player for a night, at least. And it was all forgotten soon after. Since he entered the NBA, Chalmers’ teammates have yelled at him so much, it shocks those who cover the sport. “I’ve never encountered – and I’ve been doing this 17 years – an athlete who shakes off more stuff from his teammates than Mario Chalmers,” Skolnick says. “It has no impact. He’s immune to this.” Late in the second game of the NBA Finals last year, Chris Bosh spewed curse words and spittle at Chalmers after he allowed an easy basket. The Wall Street Journal said Bosh’s mouth looked like a “Venus Flytrap.” Two games later, Chalmers would drop 25 points on the Oklahoma City Thunder, and cameras would capture Wade, delirious with joy, yelling, “Mario mother------’ Chalmers!” “I just know that the guy is afraid of nothing,” says former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. “There’s not a situation that’s ever going to come up in a game that Mario Chalmers is going to shy away from or back down from or be afraid of. I think he’s like everybody who’s good in those situations – in that they know there’s going to be a lot of times they fail in those situations. That’s what separates people.” Chalmers agrees. “You can never let your confidence be shaken,” he says with a smile. “It hasn’t been shaken. I’m the kind of person that’s just going to keep going.” *** Chalmers is still a college kid with college sensibilities. “To this day I play Super Mario, it’s my favorite game,” he says. But the team knows and values what it has in him. “I think they’re very honest when they say that his performance is a huge difference-maker for them,” Skolnick says. “Lebron has never backed away – or Dwyane – from passing to him in big situations. I think they trust him in that regard.” Adds Van Gundy, “I don’t think he’s gotten the respect that he deserves, either locally from the fan base or even nationally. The guy is a good player, a tough guy, will battle defensively, take big shots. It seems to me, with Mario Chalmers, that he’s a guy who’s never going to get much credit. And he’s always going to be the first guy in line to take the blame when things go bad.” Still won’t stop him from shooting.


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Spring has arrived, and with it a sense of occasion and purpose. On Saturday, April 6, the Broward Health Foundation will host its inaugural Broward Health Ball, a floral-themed, black-tie gala that will raise money for Broward Health hospitals and services. Promising a night of mystique, the Broward Health Ball will feature exquisite floral designs, epicurean delights and captivating music that will lead everyone onto the grand ballroom dance floor at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. “It will be an event that tempts all the senses,” said Traci Allyn Shur, director of foundation operations. In a great show of support, more than 600 guests are expected at this spectacular evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. And many community leaders and companies will be in attendance, including Ryan and Lauren Tannehill, Rick and Rita Case, Aramark Healthcare, Pediatrix Medical Group, Northwestern Mutual, True Health and 21st Century Oncology. Dennis Stefanacci, president of the Broward Health Foundation said, “The Broward Health Ball is a unique opportunity for our neighbors to support Broward Health while attending what promises to be one of the region’s finest social events this year. Everything will be first class, and the event promises to be a fun time for all.” While the Broward Health Foundation has hosted formal fundraising events in the past, this will be the first black tie gala that benefits the entire Broward Health hospital system, rather than one particular initiative or hospital. “We are excited to bring all of the hospitals together for this inaugural, community-wide fundraising event,” said Robert Birdsong, Broward Health Foundation board member and event committee member. “It will be a spectacular evening and raise much needed

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funds for Broward Health.” The Broward Health Ball hopes to raise $450,000. Proceeds will be directed toward initiatives at many of Broward Health’s hospitals and facilities, including the Memory Disorder Center at Broward Health North and the neonatal intensive care unit at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital. Funds raised will also be used to expand and upgrade the Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center at Broward Health Coral Springs, as well as improve imaging services at Broward Health Weston and increase outpatient services at Broward Health Imperial Point. Many of the programs benefitting from the Broward Health Ball are provided to underinsured and uninsured patients. In fact, as one of the largest public healthcare systems in the United States, Broward Health provides more than $300 million in charity care each year. And only 16 percent of Broward Health’s revenue comes from taxes, which is insufficient to cover the expense of caring for patients unable to pay for healthcare, making community support critical to the success of Broward Health. It is events like the Broward Health Ball that enable Broward Health to provide quality healthcare to all those they serve. To learn more about event tickets or sponsorships, contact Traci Allyn Shur at 954355-5148 or tshur@browardhealth.org, or visit www.BrowardHealthFoundation.org for more information about the Foundation.


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Dream Makers Gala Funding An Enduring Voice For An Unrelenting Disease BY KEVIN LANE

While fundraising is serious business, the Fourth Annual Dream Makers Gala promises that those who attend will have an evening of fun, cocktails, entertainment, live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, and surprises. Cirque Dreams is the evening’s theme, which begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20th. About 500 friends and supporters of Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream (CSC) will descend on The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, located at 3555 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood. This year’s cochairs are David Kubiliun and Melissa Morris and the evening’s Master of Ceremonies is Willard Shepard of NBC 6. CSC will honor some very dedicated individuals including Alan and Marsha Levy; Melanie Geronemus Smit of Lifestyle Publications; Cindy Krischer Goodman, Journalist/Miami Herald Columnist; Jordan D. Berlin, MD of VanderbiltIngram Cancer Center; and young philanthropists Sydney Lieberman, Lauren Shatanof, and Rachel Shatanof. The exciting live auction features a Snowmass, Colorado ski vacation; a trip to Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas and Dolphin experience; magnificent jewelry from Daoud’s Fine Jewelry; and

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Rachel, Andrew, Zachary and Sarah Guttman with President and Founder Debbie Zelman

more! Founder Debbie Zelman, a wife and mother of three young children, was diagnosed with advanced, incurable stomach cancer in 2008 at the age of 40. “I was told that there were very few effective treatment options and that my chances of being alive in five years were four percent,” she recalled. In the course of Founder of Can’t Stomach Cancer, Debbie Zelman searching for treatment options, Debbie quickly learned how difficult stomach cancer is to detect and treat and that the outcome is often grim. Working closely with her doctors in academic and community settings, Debbie began responding to treatment. She then decided to use her experience, skills, and tenacity as an attorney, as well as her broad network of friends and supporters, to start a movement to raise awareness about the disease, fund research, and help other patients.


James and Susie Bond, Debbie Zelman, Durée and Dwayne Ross

In April 2009, Debbie started Debbie’s Dream Foundation, which quickly became a strong voice for stomach cancer advocacy in South Florida. Realizing that the fight against stomach cancer needed a broader stage, CSC initiated a call to action, a rallying cry, a declaration once and for all, that as a world we will stand up to this disease. Thus, Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream was born and has emerged as an international leader for this underrecognized and under-funded disease. In reflecting back to the time when she first heard the words, “You have stomach cancer,” Debbie recounted some of the milestones CSC has reached. CSC holds events across the country and has nine chapters, a world-renowned Medical Advisory Board, a prestigious Honorary Board, a talented Corporate Advisory Board, a dedicated Board of Directors, and helps patients all over the world. Each year CSC holds a free Stomach Cancer Education Symposium featuring lectures by renowned doctors from leading cancer centers that are viewed internationally via webcast. “These lectures are available on our website along with numerous resources, related links, and other information,” notes Board Member and Symposium Co-Chair Libia Scheller, PhD. The 3rd Annual Stomach Cancer Symposium will be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10am to 3pm. The Symposium is open to the public and free of charge with advance registration required. CSC launched its Patient Resource Education Program (PREP) to provide education, resources, and support internationally to stomach cancer patients, families, and caregivers on its toll-free hotline at (855) 475-1200. Patients speak to each other to share knowledge and learn from each other’s experiences. “For the person diagnosed with stomach cancer, there is an urgency to get the best treatment immediately. There are few sources of dependable information but we are changing that,” explains Board Vice President Robin Moselle. This is quite a list of significant accomplishments, particularly since it all started in 2009 with a deadly cancer diagnosis! Some startling facts include that stomach cancer is

2013 Gala Committee Members 2: Dream Team Members (front row left to right) Tami Shatanof, Noel Brown, Debbie Zelman, JoAnne Silverstein and Rosa Gross (back row left to right) Danny Zelman, Madelyn Zelman, David Kubiliun, and Melissa Morris

a leading cause of cancer death worldwide – second in men and fourth in women. Each year nearly 930,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with stomach cancer and approximately 700,000 die. Approximately 22,000 Americans are diagnosed with stomach cancer each year, and more than 10,000 will die within the first year. Most people know very little about this disease and there are currently few resources and support services for stomach cancer patients which is something that Can’t Stomach Cancer is changing on a daily basis. Tickets are $175 per person and sponsorships range from $600 to $25,000. For sponsorship information or tickets, call (954) 475-1200 or email Events@CantStomachCancer.org.

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LIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS SALUTES MELANIE GERONEMUS-SMIT While all of the individuals and organizations being honored at Debbie’s Dream Makers Gala are special… The “Lifestyle Magazine Family” is especially proud of our own Melanie Geronemus-Smit for achieving the Can’t Stomach Cancer Humanitarian of the Year Award. As the Creative Director for six publications, she is a vital part of our team, so we wanted to shine a spotlight on Melanie! As if producing and directing six monthly magazines wasn’t enough she still finds time to give back to her community in numerous ways. We will be attending The Dream Makers Gala to support Debbie in her absolutely remarkable work… and to applaud our own Melanie as she receives her award. LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM | MARCH 2013

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Networking on Cloud Nine BY BRANDON BALLENGER

ANDY WIGGINS

Fort Lauderdale resident Andy Wiggins founded Integrated Technology Corporate Solutions (ITCS) in 2007 because he was tired of tech disasters waiting to happen. Before that, he was president and CEO of Oz Audio, a highend car audio manufacturer. And before that, he was an audit manager for a chemical manufacturing firm. If those jobs had one thing in common, it was surviving computer problems. “We started ITCS because in my previous life, I had every single known IT disaster, backups going away, everything that could happen,” says Wiggins, 48. And the structural problems were bigger. “I wanted to hire a company that can take me from startup to the enterprise level – and not be at a point where they run out of the technical abilities to help us,” Wiggins recalls. “Then I have to hire somebody else – who says they need to change everything.” So Wiggins assembled a team

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of computer veterans and launched ITCS, where he’s now managing partner. He says he’s never lost a client, which range from “local law firms all the way up to the big guys.” (He declined to name any, citing disclosure agreements.) ITCS can set up computer networks in the office or in the cloud – that’s the now-common phrase for networking where you’re hosted remotely and all the equipment is stored elsewhere – including digital phone systems (VoIP) and surveillance systems. They also manage existing networks. “The heart of what we do today is manage existing corporate networks through outsourcing. We started this as the recession came into play,” Wiggins says. “We were asked by several customers that were looking to downsize, ‘Could you run our IT department for us?’ – and that’s probably 70 percent of our business.” They can manage all or part of a network. He says for some clients, “We just run their email system but nothing else.” The team currently includes 18 technicians and Wiggins, and the average experience among them is 22 years. Wiggins says even the most recent “entry-level” employee has 10 years of experience, “though the average is gray-haired folks or no-haired folks like me.” They’re ready to manage the tech side for companies all the way from one-person startup to publicly traded businesses with thousands of Integrated Technology Corporate Solutions employees. 350 S.E. Second St. Wiggins also serves on the board of the Boca Children’s Museum, working Suite 820, Fort Lauderdale 33301 to bring art education to young people 866-580-4826 and the disadvantaged, and he does work with Fort Lauderdale-based itcscorporate.com mental health services center Third Step.

Cloud or local hosting? ITCS managing partner Andy Wiggins offered these pros and cons on cloud computing, which he says isn’t right for everybody but isn’t going away, either... Pros: “There’s no infrastructure, and it doesn’t matter if your office loses power from a hurricane, because these locations have a lot of redundancy built in. There are hundreds or thousands of backup systems and backup generators.” “There’s no up-front expense of buying that equipment, and the beauty of the cloud is that prices are coming down every month.” Cons: “It’s a never-ending monthly cost. For some people, the cost of buying a server is X and the maintaining is Y, and it may be cheaper to do it in-house. It depends on your needs.”


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Don’t drink the water – eat it BY BRANDON BALLENGER

The secret to Steve Fassberg’s business: Just add water. Of course, it’s not as simple as it sounds. It has to be “Brooklynized” water. When Fassberg was younger, every time he visited his grandparents in Florida, he always had to bring Brooklyn bagels. A lot of them. “There was nothing even close that they would eat,” says Fassberg, now 52. “Their biggest thrill was to get the fresh bagels we froze – and keep eating them for the next six months. When you leave New York, there are three things you miss: bagels, pizza, and Chinese food. In that order.” F a s s b e r g ’s finicky grandparents sparked the idea for his current business, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, which was founded in 2009 and opens its firs Coral Springs location this month. But it took the Boca Raton resident a while to get going. “I was an investment banker and mortgage pro, but I’ve always had a love of restaurants,” he says. No kidding – he’s owned

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11 of them, including a steakhouse and two kinds of deli (kosher and, yes, drive-through). “I’ve always had two careers simultaneously.” He tinkered with the idea of exporting that Brooklyn flavor for a long time. But the problem, he decided, was the water. “You can’t ship water because it’s very expensive and heavy. It weighs 14.4 pounds per cubic foot, it’s illegal to transport across state lines without FDA approval, and it changes composition with humidity,” Fassberg says. So he had to figure out what minerals were in Brooklyn water – knowing its source was the Adirondack Mountains – and take out the bad stuff. “It’s not healthy, it’s got lead leaking in, flouride, 24 strains of bacteria I can’t pronounce, and sodium,” Fassberg says. Once that was worked out, he developed a proprietary computer-run treatment system to create the miracle water. The computer can “make it consistent with New York water,” Fassberg says. “We Brooklynize it.” His company uses that water in everything on the menu. It’s in the coffee, and it’s in the dough for both pizza and bagels. The bagels were good enough to bring Brooklyn-born broadcaster Larry King on board. He’s the company spokesperson and opened the first Brooklyn Water Bagels location in Southern California. Fassberg says he pitched it to King because “he embodies Brooklyn, knows every ex-president and world leader, and Larry can get there with a phone call.” As he tells it, King wouldn’t agree to anything until he tasted the product, Brooklyn Water Bagels so Fassberg had some flown to him – from Florida. 6268 West Sample Road, Suite 408 “We sat and had breakfast and 20 minutes Coral Springs, 33067 (Opens early March) later he said he loved it and wanted to be 561-455-7491 involved,” Fassberg says. “‘Talk to my lawyer,’ he said.” www.brooklynwaterbagels.com But the attorney wanted a $5 million deal up front, and Fassberg didn’t have it.

Driving Hard Bargains Steve Fassberg has owned 11 restaurants over the years, and Brooklyn Water Bagels may become the biggest with 14 locations so far, more than a dozen under construction, and plenty more planned. Here’s his advice on starting your own restaurant concept... Ignore the tried and true. “Try to recognize a market that is underserved and create something out-of-the-box. The only risk is not taking one.” Be creative, not original. “I didn’t create bagels or water, but I created a new way to do it. Look at the packaging, the delivery system, or how it’s portioned. Think about what hasn’t been done.” Learn business basics first. “Take an entrepreneurship class instead of a cooking class. A great chef and a great recipe is never gonna be a great entrepreneur.”


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Thinking Big BY BRANDON BALLENGER

On the Ball 7803 S.W. Sixth Court Plantation 33324 (954) 332-2200 www.otbthink.com Steve Nudelberg starts every day at 4 a.m. – but the 52-yearold has never used an alarm clock to rise early. He’s just excited for the day. Nudelberg, who lives in Weston and works in Plantation, rolls out of bed and spends the first 45 minutes reading and catching up, then posts a “Steveism” – an often motivational, sometimes silly quote – for his 11,000 subscribers. (His post-Super Bowl message on Feb. 4 said, “If it’s the ultimate game, how come they’re playing it again next year?”) Then he works out. Nudelberg is a proponent of Fort Lauderdale-based Orangetheory Fitness, which he likens to CrossFit. Next, he checks in on his two sons. One is a University of Cincinnati football coach, and the other is a quarterback on the Cypress Bay High School football team. Then his day really starts. He

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travels frequently, prefers face-to-face meetings, and tries to never eat lunch alone. “I do more work before 8 a.m than most people do all day,” Nudelberg says without bragging. “I keep a fairly aggressive schedule, take on a lot, and then just sort of figure it out.” The same might be said for On The Ball, the company Nudelberg launched 15 years ago. What started out as a sports-marketing business has evolved into a broader blend of marketing, sales, and strategy – one that now has 11 full-time employees and sometimes makes its own products. In 2009, OTB launched PureSuasion, its own cosmetics company, which they developed the naming, marketing, branding, website, and distribution plan for. They used that as a model to rope in more business. “The market looked at it and said, ‘If you can do it for yourself you can do it for me.’ That was the secret sauce,” says Nudelberg, who’s always looking for more startups to work with. “On the Ball has grown to be a holding company that has equity stake in six different organizations.” You might think companies would be reluctant to give up any equity, but Nudelberg says his team has a skillset few small businesses can afford. “Most people react really well to the model. They say, ‘You have skin in the game and have incentive to help me grow, rather than giving me a playbook and saying go do this.’” On the Ball’s latest partnership is with Polaroid Fotobar, which Nudelberg calls “one of the most exciting things I’ve ever worked on.” The service, which opened a new Delray Beach walk-in workshop in mid-February, lets you print Instagram-like photos on a variety of unlikely mediums including canvas, bamboo, polished aluminum, and lucite blocks. (Think of those laser-etched glass keepsakes you seen in the mall.) Nudelberg says the drive behind his business, and really his whole life, is the fear of being average. “Everybody has some kind of fear, and I found mine early on and dealt with it,” he says. “The biggest problem in society is people are OK with being average.”

Driving Hard Bargains Given Steve Nudelberg’s dedication to motivating people – including himself – we asked him for some “Steveisms” for getting more done. Here’s what he said... Assess your schedule. “Everybody works from 8 to 5, winners work from 5 to 8. Focus on the Ps: process and persistence. Think about what you do and how often you do it. There’s a discipline to owning the process.” Define priorities carefully. “Set goals SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, trackable.” Be a machine. “In order to be successful you need to manage life like you’re a computer, as if multiple windows are open and you have to give lots of attention to lots of things all the time.”


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Weston Rotary Run for Tomorrow Raises Funds, Sprits and Awareness BY PAT SHORT HORNSBY

The Rotary Club of Weston is pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Rotary Run for Tomorrow and Get Fit Festival staged from Weston Town Center in December 2012 raised well in excess of $40,000 for Rotary charities. The primary beneficiary is the YMCA’s Rotary YFit Program. Over 4,000 students at Everglades Elementary, Gator Run Elementary, Indian Trace Elementary, and Imagine Charter School at Weston have participated in the physical fitness program. This year, in addition to a thousand 5K and half marathon runners, over 1,000 students and family members participated in the Mayor’s Challenge 1-Mile Family Health Walk. The school with the highest level of participation, and winner of the 2012 Mayor’s Challenge Cup and a $500 cash award from the Weston Rotary Club, is Imagine Carter. The Run is the Rotary club’s largest annual fundraising event that supports its worldwide and community service projects. “The Weston Rotary Club has made community fitness and wellness one of its primary concerns, particularly for young people,” said Run Chairperson Larry Herman. “This event helps us to take our message of healthy lifestyles for all ages out into the community. It’s a full day of family fun and

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healthy activity for a great cause.” Following the Run events, the free Get FIT family health festival offered entertainment, food, health screenings, and dozens of vendors showcasing exercise, health and fitness-related products. Coaches led students who demonstrated their YFit activities and everyone was encouraged to join in Zumba classes. Preparation for the Run, which draws thousands of participants, begins months in advance. The event is made possible through a partnership between the City of Weston and the Weston Rotary Club, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, vendors, donors, and sponsors. For the second year in a row, DynaServ of Florida generously acted as presenting sponsor, underwriting a portion of the event. DynaServ, locally owned and operated by the Joseph Sirotkin family since 1966, had also partnered with the Rotary club on a project at the Pembroke Pines VA home. DynaServ’s participation and generous cash donation is greatly appreciated by the Rotarians and the many worthy causes they support. For more information, visit HYPERLINK “http://www. westonrotary.com” www.westonrotary.com.


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Sexual complaints are very common among women of all ages. Particularly in young women. The most common symptom is low sex drive or libido, followed by difficulty achieving orgasm. A women’s sexual desire naturally fluctuates over the years and throughout her different life stages such as pregnancy, postpartum and menopause. Another factor that can cause hypoactive sexual disorder is the intake of certain medications. Fortunately for many females this lack of libido is only temporary. It is important to treat each case on a personal basis since there is not a clear definition to characterize this disorder. According to a survey by the University of Chicago about 40% of women think about sex a few times a month and only 30% think about sex 3 to 4 times a week or more. Happier women also seem to think about sex more often. If you have persistence or a recurring lack of interest in sex that causes you personal distress you may have hypoactive sexual disorder. Difficulty with orgasm is a persistent delay or absence of orgasm. And again, such condition is very difficult

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to define since approximately 30% of women stated on the previously mentioned survey to always achieve orgasm during sex, but 40% said they were satisfied with their partner regardless of the outcome. Women’s sexuality is a complex interaction of factors, including physical and emotional well being, past experiences, religious beliefs, lifestyle and current relationship. Among the physical causes that may be contributing to the problem are: • Experiencing pain during intercourse. • Limiting or incapacitation medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension or arthritis. • The intake of certain medications (many anti-depressant and antiseizure medications are notorious for this side effects). • Excessive intake of alcohol (while moderate consumption may make you feel amorous, too much alcohol will spoil your sex drive). • Fatigue (a major contributor on today’s women’s hectic lives). • Hormonal changes present during pregnancy at the post partum period and during menopause. • Problems in your relationship ship (such as lack of connection or poor communication with your partner, unresolved conflicts or fights and/or infidelity). If you are experiencing a sexual problem that troubles you, then it is time to addresss the issue. So the real question is: s: How can you increase your sexual al arousal? At this time there are no

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approved drugs to treat low sexual desire. So we are going to focus on healthy lifestyle changes that can make a difference in increasing you desire for sex: • Use lubrication (either water based or mineral oils). • Regular aerobic exercise and strength training can improve your self body image and boost your desire. • Find ways to cope with the stress in your life. • Improve your communication with your partner (talking about your likes and dislikes can set the stage for better intimacy). • Find the proper time for intimacy (you don’t have to book it but give it priority). • Try to innovate or spice your sexual life (change positions or locations, be spontaneous and if open to experimentation fantasy and sex toys can give your libido a boost). Low sex drive can be very difficult for you and your partner, it is important for you to remember that sex drives have their fluctuations. If you feel that this problem is a big concern on your life don’t doubt to consult us.


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conducted in as little as 15 minutes per area. We simply, apply a thin layer of gel to your face prior to treatment. Most patients experience only a warming sensation on the skin when the Pellevé hand piece is applied. Patients often report that immediately after treatment skin feels tighter similar to Botox. When it takes effect, most patients often experience immediate results, and a reduction in the visibility of wrinkles at the treatment sites. Over the course of the next six months, you will continue to see smoother, more beautiful skin. While many patients see results after just one session of Pellevé, we may recommend multiple treatments to help you achieve your optimal aesthetic goals. The total number of treatments can vary and is based on your individual skin needs. It takes up to two months for the full effects of Pellevé to be seen. There is no downtime or side effects except the ocassional very mild swelling or redness which normally resides in an hour. Dr. Aguilera has trained thousands of physicians and is extremely knowledgeable about the concepts and applications of skin laser and cosmetic injectable technologies. His unique ability to provide patients with a dramatically younger, more energetic look makes him an in-demand cosmetic dermatologist - and as holder of two board certifications and a Fellowship in Dermatology from the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, an Asst. Professor of

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Dermatology for 5 Universities and the Chief Medical Director of the Dermatology Residency program at NOVA University, Dr. Aguilera is an internationally known, premier expert in optimal, natural looking, beauty restoration, Cosmetic lasers and age reversing techniques. The world class, “Shino Bay Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Institute” is certified as a prestigious, “Laser Center of Excellence” and Physician Training Center for the United States and Latin America. If you are ready to reverse the aging process, call either our Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale office today at 954-765-3005, or our Palm Beach Island Location at: 561-832-1950 for a Complimentary Cosmetic Consultation.

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THE RIGHT FIT: HOW TO SELECT YOUR NEXT MARKETING FIRM TODD TEMPLIN

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1776 N Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33322 954.370.8999 www.BoardroomPR.com Whether you run a retail shop, a law or accounting firm, or a medical practice, interviewing and selecting a marketing firm can be an intimidating process. If you’ve never done it before, it can be a daunting task. You may call friends or post a status update to Facebook or LinkedIn seeking referrals. You could ask peers at your next networking breakfast. But in the end, it comes down to you, your team – and the marketing firms you eventually contact. How can you ensure a smooth selection process in finding a suitable marketing firm? Success can be condensed down to two words: Results and culture. Results prove they can do the work. Culture shows you can work together. Each is as vital as the other. In fact, when small companies hire vendors or contractors, how the two get along is essential to long-term success.

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PARTNER. Some marketers see themselves as vendors providing a

still can fail. Culture is something you’ll likely feel – deeply – from the first meeting. In a word, do the firms “Grok,” or intimately, profoundly or completely share your mindset or thinking? Truth be told, no one may. But look for the one that comes closest in this eye-to-eye point of view. It’s powerful – and irreplaceable.

service. You want a partner whose senior executives anticipate and are responsive to the needs of your organization. When you win, they win. When you come up short, they admit their role and commit to collaborating on improvement. PROVE N TRACK R ECOR D. Have the firms you’re interviewing worked in your field – and have the results to show for it? They’ll all talk the talk. Instead, ask for newspaper clips, social media links, print ads or other deliverables that prove – beyond their promises – that they’ve delivered. Tease out details about their network of connections in your industry. Do they know the people, the trends and the places they’ll need today to ensure your company’s success tomorrow? BROAD MARKETING ACUMEN – especially in social media. Being able to pitch a press release, build a tradeshow presence or create a display ad isn’t enough any longer. Today’s marketing campaigns require social media. This includes website development, blogging, social networking like a Facebook fan page, a robust LinkedIn presence or a Twitter feed – all seamlessly interwoven into a holistic marketing campaign. CULTURAL FIT. We’re not talking jeans versus suits here. These can co-exist – and the relationship

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LIST OF REFERENCES. That a connection on LinkedIn or a trusted ally of 20 years made the referral isn’t enough. Ask each marketing firm for at least three to five references from clients in businesses not much different from your own. Then, call those references. Ask about the agency’s strengths and weaknesses, its power and shortcomings. If the reference has nothing but high regards for the firm, you may be left wondering if you’re getting an honest assessment.

In the end, your selection of a marketing partner should be just the first step in a productive, profitable and enduring relationship. It’s about creating The Right Fit. Todd Templin is Executive Vice President of Boardroom Communications Inc., an integrated marketing and public relations agency based in Fort Lauderdale. He can be contacted at 954-370-8999 or ttemplin@boardroompr.com.


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NATURAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT “WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO LOWE R TH E ROOM TEMPERATURE?” Cassie looked flushed and was taking off her sweater, “No, I’m alright. I’ll be freezing in a moment anyway.” Menopause can be a challenging time. Hot one moment, cold the next. “I had a new patient with hypothyroidism earlier today who had me raise the A/C. The thermostat is right there if you change your mind.” “Thanks Dr. Woliner, but I dress in layers. It’s easier that way.” Cassie continued, “The last three years has been a roller-coaster. I wake up every hour, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 …” I empathized, “I can see how lack of sleep can make one irritable. So, in addition to hot flashes, what else is going on?” “You know that Suzanne Sommers book [1]? I got everything in there. I’m dry down there, actually, everywhere. My eyes and skin too. Over the last five years, no sex drive. Nada. Nothing. Zip.” “A woman’s hormones do more than to help her get pregnant. Lack of balance leads to hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, dryness, weight gain, and low libido. Have you tried anything?” “My Ob/Gyn wrote a prescription for PremPro, but my sister had breast cancer so I said ‘Thanks, but no thanks [2].’ Oprah and Dr. Oz have both had shows on natural hormone replacement, so I went that way.”

“I agree that Premarin and Provera both increase the risk of cancer, and although there is pretty good evidence that natural progesterone is safe, I won’t go as far as saying that bioidentical estrogen is without risks [3]. At least we don’t have to abuse horses to make them, so that’s a plus right there [4].” “Abusing my husband, more like it. I was raging after that doctor implanted me with those hormone pellets.” “Although some doctors are proponents of compounded pellets, I’m not. The rate they dissolve is unpredictable, and I’ve seen some women have irregular bleeding requiring a D&C, and others with testosterone levels greater than a man [5].” “After a few months (and a few Xanax), my body calmed down and I was ready to try again, this time with a different doctor. I just couldn’t get used to those troches (pronounced tro’-kes).” “Hormones can be dosed in many different ways; capsules, creams, and troches (also called lozenges). I find minimal advantage to sublingual lozenges, as studies show you swallow most of the medication anyway [6].” “I asked him about that, but he was insistent I buy those lozenges right there from him.” “Um, not only is that unethical, it’s illegal too. The Department of Health prohibits doctors from dispensing

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compounded meds from their offices [7]. Just look at all the NECC-fungal meningitis cases to know why.” After I finished my 80-minute history and physical exam, Cassie asked, “So now I have to do that spit test?” “No. I know many hormone clinics tout saliva testing, but for female hormones, they’ve been shown to be unreliable [8]. Blood tests have a proven track record, so I prefer them.” I wrote out several prescriptions. “Instead of using the same formula for each patient, I prescribe each hormone separately, so we can titrate them individually based upon your symptoms. Later on, we can combine them into one to make it easier to take. Here’s a list of several quality compounding pharmacies in the area [9].” Within a few months, Cassie was on a regimen that worked for her. Not only was she sleeping throughout the night, her hot flashes were gone. “Thank goodness. Now that I don’t have to use sweat-proof makeup, my mascara doesn’t clump anymore.”

REFERENCES: [1] Somers, S. Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones. Crown Publishing Group. 2006. ISBN 0-307-23724-9. [2] Weiss LK, et al. Hormone replacement therapy regimens and breast cancer risk(1). Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Dec;100(6):1148-58. PMID: 12468157. [3] Simon JA. What’s new in hormone replacement therapy: focus on transdermal estradiol and micronized progesterone. Climacteric. 2012 Apr;15 Suppl 1:3-10. PMID: 22432810. [4] Cox D. Should a doctor prescribe hormone replacement therapy which has been manufactured from mare’s urine? J Med Ethics. 1996 Aug;22(4):199-203. PMID: 8863143. http://www.ncbi.nlm. nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1376997/pdf/jmedeth00303-0009.pdf [5] Forman EJ, Guyton JR, Filip SJ, Price TM. Implanted estrogen pellets associated with hypertriglyceridemia, biliary dyskinesia and focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver: a case report. J Reprod Med. 2010 Jan-Feb;55(1-2):87-90. PubMed PMID: 20337216. [6] Kuhl H. Pharmacology of estrogens and progestogens: influence of different routes of administration. Climacteric. 2005 Aug;8 Suppl 1:3-63. PMID: 16112947. [7] Rule 64B16-27.700(2), Florida Administrative Code https://www.flrules.org [8] Hagen J, Gott N, Miller DR. Reliability of saliva hormone tests. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2003 NovDec;43(6):724-6. PMID: 14717270. [9] Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). http://www.pcab.org/accredited-pharmacies

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dining duchess Finding food adventures close to home BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS

Eating is a journey, and I’m on a quest for the most wonderful tastes in South Florida – and especially Broward County.

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As another foodie has written, “To find your own food adventure, you’ll need to become a traveler, not a tourist. After all, the tourist is led; the traveler seeks.”

NOT TO MISS: Duck & smoked mozzarella ravioli… grill braised beef short ribs

So, let’s begin an adventure! Here’s what I did last month…

Café Maxx has a quiet, sophisticated, yet unpretentious dining area. The chef delivers consistent favorites. The duck & smoked mozzarella ravioli is a dish to be savored. Made with brown butter, basil, sundried tomato, and parmigiano reggiano, you’ll be satiated. If you enjoy short ribs, these are prepared perfectly, with cheesy sundried tomato polenta, roasted winter vegetables, and crispy onion rings. CASA MAYA GRILL 301 S.E. 15Th Terrace Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Phone: 954-570-6101 NOT TO MISS: Roasted corn salsa…the mole poblano rojo chicken burrito…the guava cheesecake Casa Maya Grill is an authentic Mexican experience. The roasted corn salsa awakens your taste buds and is addictive. The chicken inside the burrito is tender and finished with just the right amount of mole sauce. The unusual cheesecake is worth the calories for a perfect finish. JAPANGO RESTAURANT 7367 North State Road 7 Parkland, FL 33073 Phone: 954-345-4268 NOT TO MISS: Toro tower…Japango tataki Exotic, beautiful dishes are standard at Japango. Art and food collide. The toro tower has chopped tuna and is layered with miso glaze with wasabi, red tobiko (flying fish roe, topped with premium caviar) and served with chips that are difficult to stop eating. The Japango Tataki is perfect with wasabi cream, sweet red pepper paste and masago (a smaller roe). The tuna is wrapped in seaweed and lightly coated in tempura. This is not to be missed if you love tataki.

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954.389.5009 2346 Weston Rd, Weston, FL 33326

RESTAURANT

GOURMET MARKET

Monday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Monday to Sunday (Close on Tuesday)

10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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BAT-MITZVAH OF CARLI UDINE

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Weston Residents Lisa and Scott Udine celebrated their daughter Carli’s Bat Mitzvah, along with family and friends, on January 5th at Temple Dor Dorim

WEDDING OF TRIN VUONG AND TRIEU NGUYEN 300 guests enjoyed the spectacular cultural celebration of Trin and Trieu’s wedding. They enjoyed the magnificence of all the salons of Weston Hills Country Club with breathtaking photos on the golf course.

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WEDDING OF MAIBEL DEMRTRIOV & DAVID HARLAND For this lovely couple, the new year coincides with the start of a new life. Maibel Demetriov and David Harland exchanged vows on January 5, 2013 in Cooper City, FL.


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The Weston Bar Association Is Born

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On Friday January 25th the Weston Bar Association was born at the Weston Hills Country Club.  In the company of over 100 guests; which included over 20 members of the Judiciary and Sheriff Scott Israel, the Officers and Directors of the Weston Bar Association were sworn in by Mayor Dan Stermer.   A group of attorneys celebrated their inauguration before a full house.

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JA World Uncorked delighted the senses as guests strolled through the mini-city known as JA World. Guests Sampled culinary creations from South Florida’s Signature Chefs and Caterers. They Mingled in our alleys & lounges with VIPs at Lifestyle’s Lounge hosted by JM Lexus. They made memories in Greenspoon Marder’s Photo Booth and danced the night away to the EDGE Band. All while raising money for the educational programs at Junior Achievement of South Florida. An na n a Ve Vento nto to o & Jil Jil ilH Ho orowit oro witz

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14800 Sheridan Street Just East of I-75 1-866-992-1666

1400 South Federal Highway US 1 between the Downtown Tunnel & the Airport

1-866-692-1893

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Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick Sassy Connection was held at Michele’s Dining Lounge. This elite monthly event supports the Women’s International Holistic Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower women and children. Mon nica c Mayer, Dr. L Lan an nale alle a lee, e, Ar Arra Ara aba ba S Sam Sa a , Yvonne Haa am Haasse, se, D Drr. Eli liizabeth King, liz g C g, Chi Ch h m Fran ancis an cisco cis co & Merc Merc erced ed ede des Ayal de ya a

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Night of the Broadway Stars Night of the Broadway Stars was a one-of-a-kind musical experience, featuring a complete Broadway show, beneďŹ ting Covenant House Florida. The event will be held at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Michae haell Berr Ber y, Bar Ba bar ara ra Burn rn nett ette e & Ke Ken n Burn urnett e e et

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Broward Bank of Commerce Opens Second Branch in Fort Lauderdale

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Broward Bank of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of its second location at 2601 East Oakland Park Boulevard in the Coral Ridge section of Fort Lauderdale with a ribbon cutting and reception.  The Coral Ridge Branch offers clients the convenience of a traditional bank branch after having only one high rise location in downtown Fort Lauderdale.

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Daoud’s

2473 EAST SUNRISE BOULEVARD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33304 (across from the Galleria Mall)

Florida’s Oldest and Highest Rated Jeweler VOTED BEST JEWELRY STORE 2011 & 2012 by GoRiverwalk Magazine

954.565.2734 www.daouds.com

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