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e’ve only been talking for a couple of minutes when McHenley Castillo begins to tear up. He’s embarrassed about it, maybe because he’s sitting in the office of his unflappable boss, who’s sitting right across from him. His boss, Bonnie Clearwater, the executive director and chief curator of the NSU Art Museum, runs out to fetch Castillo a box of tissues. He grabs one and dabs at his eyes. “Sorry,” he says, “I wasn’t expecting that.” We had begun to talk about his grandmother. He’d see her when his family went to Colombia when he was a kid, and he would always marvel at her collection of art on the walls. It wouldn’t be until years later that he found out she had painted them. By then, it was too late. “She hasn’t been well for some time,” Castillo says, wiping away a new round of tears. “I never got a chance to ask her about her paintings.” Maybe, he wonders now, if his grandmother’s artistic side is what inspired his own. Growing up in Oakland Park, Castillo attended art schools starting with North Andrews Gardens Elementary through Dillard High, concentrating on the clarinet. He has an associate’s degree from Broward College, a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida International University, and is now working on an MBA at Nova Southeastern University. While Castillo’s clarinet performances are behind him, he now spends his days planning the future of art in South Florida. He heads NSU Art Museum’s new young professionals group, the One East Society, which has plans to become a regional breeding ground for the artistic, the adventurous and the soon-to-be-if-not-already influential. The organization is something Clearwater intended to create not long after she took over at the museum six years ago. She had done the same thing at her old job, running the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami and forming the MOCA Shakers. It’s not that young professional groups bring in money for museums—generally they’ll cost more to operate. It’s more about planning for the museum’s future. “You need to see it 30
as the pipeline,” Clearwater says. As she takes a seat again across from Castillo, she explains that it had to be executed perfectly if it were to succeed, so she let it percolate. Last year, with younger people filling the residential towers in South Florida downtowns and the Brightline trains connecting them, Clearwater says she realized it was time to act. She hired Castillo, who had collected internships in the art world, government and marketing. Aside from experience, though, he has a quick-to-smile personality—the tears, for his grandmother, are rare—and exudes a charm about him that makes it seem like every person he meets is soon to become a close friend. Among Castillo’s first tasks was to assemble a committee of young professionals, and he ended up with names you know if you run in South Florida art or real estate circles or maybe just business in general. There’s Andres Bonell from Bell Rock Capital; Brooke D’Avanzo from Chewy; Patricia Kneski from General Provision; and Megan Probst from Compass. The success of putting together the committee resulted in a speedy jump in
membership—more than 100 people are currently signed up. Castillo hopes those numbers will double by next year, with the short-term goal of expanding into Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. Membership means access to social events that One East Society organizes and access to art-related events, like a recent talk with Doug McCraw, who co-founded the FATVillage art district in Fort Lauderdale. In December, Castillo is planning to organize a One East Society field trip to Miami Art Week, which will be the first of many organized activities for its members. For Castillo, starting the group has been something of a culmination of all the things that got him here. Growing up, his parents emigrated from Colombia, his dad working construction and his mom cleaning homes. They didn’t understand his fascination with art at first, but now he is leading a group that could set the future for a museum. “Coming from an immigrant family, it has always been about asking, ‘What can I do with my life that’s meaningful?’” Castillo says. “My whole life has been about how I can better not only my life, but the people around me.” gulfstreammediagroup.com
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BROWARD COUNTY’S ART LANDSCAPE IS TEEMING WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY AND DIVERSE COLLECTION OF ARTISTS. HERE, WE SPOTLIGHT THE ASSORTMENT OF ART THAT’S BEING CREATED RIGHT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD. RANGING FROM MURALS AND GRAFFITI TO PHOTOGRAPHY, FILM, FASHION AND EVEN EDIBLE ART, OUR CITIES ARE BURSTING WITH CREATIVITY. By Christie Galeano-DeMott | Photography by Austen Amacker
AMANDA PERNA, 33 Fashion Designer amandaperna.com @theamandaperna
Coral Springs native and “Project Runway” alumna, Amanda Perna creates stunning clothes for socialites, celebrities and everyone in between who’s looking for that unique special occasion piece. She fashioned and runs two clothing lines: The House of Perna, a made-to-order luxury clothing and accessories brand featuring plush European silk fabrics, and Neon Bohemians, a ready-to-wear sustainable brand that’s made in America and in collaboration with global artisans. Both labels are made with bright, colorful pieces that simply make people happy. F IS FOR FASHION & B IS FOR BLOG “I’m so excited to be debuting my first book—’F is for Fashion,’ an illustrated children’s book. Just in time for the holiday season, the alphabet hardcover will be sold online and in independent boutiques nationwide. There will also be an exclusive edition carried by Neiman Marcus, so we’ll be hosting a book signing in the Fort Lauderdale store at The Galleria Mall this winter. We are a fashion-centric family, and my husband, Solomon, and I couldn’t find a fashion book for our daughter Stella—so we wrote this together and I illustrated it. Now I’m thrilled to be sharing it with fashionistas of all ages. I also started my blog, ‘Always in Color,’ a couple of months ago. It’s a lifestyle blog I created to share my experiences and celebrate life and bright colors.” LAUNCHING NEXT? “I will be launching Mini Neon Bohemians this winter. Made for girls (sizes 2 to 5), it will be available online and sold at select boutiques nationwide. The line, which will feature a few mommy-and-me matching pieces, is made in South Florida in small batches with the goal of eliminating waste.” UNEXPECTED CRAFT “I love to repurpose furniture and even won HGTV’s ‘Flea Market Flip’ once. I also sang in Carnegie Hall in high school, and I’m a crazy plant lady.”
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LASZLO BOLLOK, 45
Executive Pastry Chef, One Door East & Valentino Cucina Italiana onedooreast.com @laszlobollok
s a kid in Hungary, Laszlo Bollok spent his summers inside, learning to bake from his grandmother, while his coevals were outside playing. Their favorite dish to make was a sponge-like cake with sour cherries she’d pick and he’d peel. When Bollok was 14, the pastry chef at the establishment where he worked as a chef took notice of Bollok’s raw talent and urged his grandmother to foster his path into pastries. Twenty years ago, he moved to New York City and worked at Le Cirque and The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, among others.
WHEN ONE DOOR OPENS “I moved to Florida six years ago and worked at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne and the Four Seasons in Brickell. I was ready to try something else when I found One Door East about six months ago. This is my home.” MUST TRY “The rum cake with 1796 Santa Teresa rum, bourbon vanilla chantilly cream, freshly grated nutmeg and orange zest. For the holidays I will be creating new desserts. Sometimes it takes me five minutes for the inspiration to hit, and sometimes it takes me days to
come up with a new dessert.” RIVAL FLAVORS “I care a lot about the ingredients and where they come from—that’s what makes a dish unique. I have my roots from my teachers and chefs before me, but when I create edible art I always do my own twist. I love creating something unique and mixing savory and sweet flavors, like mango and curry or pineapple and saffron.” A SWEET REMEDY “Even after a long or stressful day, seeing people’s smiling faces when they’re enjoying the desserts is priceless for me. It makes me forget everything else.” HANDS-ON “I like to get my hands dirty by building furniture and working on cars.”
LORI PRATICO, 51 Artist girlnoticed.org @loripratico
hattering every obstacle that has been put in her way, this Philadelphia native is creating light, love and acceptance in our city and throughout the country with her art and passion for giving back to the community. An artist for 25 years, Pratico’s murals are around town at Green Bar & Kitchen, Hair Circus and Rhythm & Vine, but next year she will be undertaking one of her most impactful projects to date right here in Broward. THE FIRST TIME “I always wanted to be an artist. In kindergarten, I was introduced to finger painting when they put a smock on me and told me I was allowed to get paint on my hands and make a mess. My home life was the opposite—very tidy, and art was not encouraged. But in that moment, I found that freedom in being creative.” GIRL NOTICED “Growing up in a low-income area, there were low expectations for me. But I knew I’d be more than that, and I knew I was supposed to make a difference somehow. I finally figured out I could do it with my art—I had a voice but what did I want to say?
HOLOCAUST MEMOIRS “I wanted to do something local with Girl Noticed and really make an impact at home. I’ve had the opportunity to work with several Jewish organizations, and I wanted to do something with Holocaust survivors, especially women. As women, even if we’ve lived a rich life, as we get older we tend to become invisible and I didn’t want their stories to disappear.”
Photo by Lori Pratico
So, I sat down one weekend afternoon on my patio four years ago and created Girl Noticed, a community mural non-profit program that spotlights unique females and their incredible contributions to our society. Each mural is temporary but is tied to a permanent message of love, strength and recognition. I want to show girls they have value and I notice them. So far I’ve created 34 interactive murals in 15 states, and 300 people have attended my self-esteem motivational art workshops, which I lead together with each mural.”
Photo by Lori Pratico
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JAMES DIX, 43
Photographer sublimeimagerystudios.com @sublime.imagery
his emerging photographer’s captivating photos of Fort Lauderdale make us feel lucky to live in this paradise. His lens captures the city’s sun, sand and the soaring skyscrapers redefining our skyline. FROM THE BEGINNING “I picked up a camera when my son, Bradley, was born 21 years ago because I wanted to take photos of him. But I’ve never had any professional training. I had been working at Home Depot for 20 years when I started posting a few shots on Instagram. My wife, Lori, is my biggest fan. Without her support and encouragement to follow my photography dream, I wouldn’t have had the guts to quit Home Depot and start shooting full time about two years ago. I just feel the need to create, and it really excites me when other people enjoy my creations.” BEST PART OF THE JOB “The traveling! I never left the state as a kid. Now I get to see the world.” FAVORITE THING TO SHOOT “I love to fish and be on the ocean. In 2012, I bought a GoPro and started shooting video, then I bought a drone and became an FAA-certified drone pilot two years ago because I love to shoot aerial shots of buildings and the beach. Currently, I am a drone videographer and photographer for ‘Uncharted Waters with Peter Miller,’ which airs on the Discovery Channel.” BROWARD LOVE “I grew up in Miami and moved to Broward 20 years ago. Back then it was nothing like Miami. I have loved watching it grow—seeing all those cranes in downtown. I also love the art scene here with FATVillage and the MASS District. It’s really become an up-and-coming community.” UNEXPECTED CRAFT “I grow and shape bonsai trees. I have like 20. And I grow orchids, too.”
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MARCUS BORGES, 37 Photo by Marcus Borges
Artist funkypaint.work @funkypaint
graffiti artist by trade, Marcus Borges took the leap into the art world with his creations 10 years ago and never looked back. It’s challenging not to get caught up in people’s opinions and be afraid, he says. Thankfully, his fearlessness pushed those thoughts out. Today, his murals are creating happiness and intrigue in our community, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. BEST KNOWN FOR “I have been painting in FATVillage for 10 to 15 years. One day I painted a 3D piece, and Doug (one of the district’s founders) was impressed by it, so we started talking about Leah Brown’s design, Idea Journey, which was going onto a 75-foot wall of the Extra Space Storage building. It took me one month to paint floating 15 feet above the ground. My style is very retro and nostalgic to the ‘80s—it reminds people of Trapper Keepers, ‘80s video games and retro comic books. It’s a reflection of my childhood and myself. I was really into math and science as a kid, too, so that’s where the geometric pieces come into play.” GRAFFITI GURU “I grew up in the hip-hop community and am still very
involved in it. My graffiti name is GRAB, which stands for graffiti, rap, art and breakdancing—all the things I love to do.” BEST PART OF THE JOB “I do what I love and there are no limits. Some people get scared not knowing where their next paycheck is coming from, but I love it. I have control of my time, and I don’t see a ceiling in my work. I also love exploring the world and get to do that through my art.” HOMETOWN HERO “I grew up in a poor town in Brazil, and every year I go back home and paint. You see so much poverty, and I just want to try to lighten up the community and add color. I get emotional every time. I think of my 9-yearold daughter when I see these kids in the streets. I want to show them that I came from where they are, and they could be doing this one day.”
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NIKI LOPEZ, 44 TABATHA MUDRA, 37 NIKKI SARAIVA, 42 Videographers 1310bandits.com @1310bandits
oming from a variety of different artistic backgrounds, this group of tenacious creatives is carving the path for women in film and beyond through their thoughtprovoking films and resonating vibrant voices. As the first team of women to win the Best Film award at the Miami chapter of the 48 Hour Film Project (an international film-making competition) for multiple years in a row, the 1310 Bandits are a force to be reckoned with. PASSION & INSPIRATION Lopez: “When deciding what type of film to create we have to feel strongly and connected with the story, not just because a topic is popular or safe. We evaluate what’s currently not being said or how we can tackle a subject differently. Our storytelling advocates consciousness, social responsibility and diversity.” MEANING OF ART Saraiva: “Art for me is my selfexpression, my therapy, my passion and my fun. It’s an extension of myself.” Lopez: “It’s a form of advocacy, an opportunity to be a voice and be the change I want to see in the world.” STAGE NAME Mudra: “We all live and work at the 1310 Sailboat Bend Artist Lofts, and we have all at some point almost gotten kicked out. We like to stay on the edge of boundaries, so that’s why we called our group 1310 Bandits. People want to work with us because of our tribe-like energy and our resourcefulness. We will do whatever it takes to elevate our production value.”
THE FUTURE Mudra: “We’re in the process of writing our next feature. It will be a choose-your-own-adventure that follows a girl for 10 years of her life to show how different decisions affect her life’s outcome. Currently we’re seeking funding and the project will take anywhere from one to two years to complete.”
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With oﬃces in NY and South Florida, Keith has burnished his two-decade career as a sought-after designer working in close concert With oﬃces in NY and South Florida, Keith has burnished his two-decade career as a sought-after designer working in close concert with architects, builders and contractors, quite often from the infancy of the project by carefully learning every personal, lifestyle and with architects, builders and contractors, quite often from the infancy of the project by carefully learning every personal, lifestyle and structural requirement of his clients’ interiors all the way to each project's timely and stunning completion. structural requirement of his clients’ interiors all the way to each project's timely and stunning completion.
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JOURNEY INTO THIS CASUALLY TAILORED WATERFRONT HOME TRANSFORMED BY DUNAGAN DIVERIO DESIGN GROUP. By Christie Galeano-DeMott Photography by Mark Roskams Photography
atural stones and organic materials create a comfortable, relaxed environment inside this coastal residence. Design duo Charlotte Dunagan and Thomas Diverio had previously designed the home of this client’s sister, so when an opportunity to work with the family arose again, it was a no-brainer. As the firm’s founder, Dunagan prides herself on the experience she gives her clients in coming up with individual concepts for each project. “I love the human connection and creating a home that functions for my client’s way of living,” she says. Professionally, Dunagan has been in the industry for more than two decades—however, she’s been designing her entire life alongside her mom, who was an interior designer in France and would tote her around to job sites.
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At the top of the floating staircase hangs a family heirlooman antique silk shawl.
Diverio, on the other hand, has an architectural background. After moving from New Jersey to attend the University of Miami, he thought his path was set. Then he met Dunagan and fell in love with high-end residential interiors. By combining both of their passions and strengths, Dunagan Diverio Design Group delivers luxury, new construction homes each with a multifaceted vision—from architectural space planning to lavish details and fixtures. EX T E R I OR: FRONT The manicured driveway of the 11,589-squarefoot home acts as one of the exterior’s focal points with a concrete and grass abstract checkered pattern that’s both beautiful and functional. The entryway’s coral stones and white railing add to that texture. A flat roof designed to look similar to a wood shake roof, even in its color variations, is actually cement, a much sturdier material.
E N T RA N CE FOYE R The client’s love for blue is showcased from the start, with a cobalt blue door that adds pizzazz to the entrance. Similar blue hues were also carried throughout the home’s décor. A stunning floating staircase is the star of the foyer with a black powder-coated iron railing, wood-capped handrail and custom wood tread. At the top of the stairs hangs a family heirloom—an antique silk shawl. Flanking the glass double doors opposite the front door are four paintings by Cuban artist José María Mijares from the client’s private collection. D I N I N G ROOM The focal points in the dining room are the stunning chandelier designed by Baylar Atelier and the custom wine cellar. Metal chains are suspended from a polished stainless steel structure to illuminate the room, while the wine cellar reflects the light and gives the room a vibrant feel. A custom Bon Vivant
The main focal point in the dining room is a Baylar Atelier-designed chandelier. gulfstreammediagroup.com
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The sofa and chairs came from the owners’ former home and were reupholstered to fit the new design.
walnut wood table and Artea Home chairs finish it off. Playing with texture here, the two end chairs are done in a gray leather while the rest have leather seats and a herringbone linen back. The 200-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar has a mix of storage variations and display cases for those extra-special bottles. L I VI NG ROOM The design team took on the task of incorporating several furniture pieces from the client’s former home, including the chairs and sofa, in this room. They did, however, reupholster the pieces—the sofa with a gray prewashed linen and the chairs with a cobalt blue velvet fabric. The glass coffee table, Lucite end tables and painting above the sofa are all from the client’s collection. Two vintage hand blown glass lamps from Vermillion bookend the couch. O UT DO OR TERRACES Located off the great room, the outdoor terraces are the most convivial rooms of the house. The client’s family loves to entertain outside, so ensuring plenty of space for the entire clan to gather in the backyard was one of the top priorities for the design team. Complete with a barbecue, summer kitchen, roller shades for extra protection from the sun and mosquitoes, and even a fireplace, the space’s décor extends the relaxed waterfront atmosphere inside with tongue and groove ceilings in a stained gray hue, coral stone columns and plush outdoor furniture.
The home’s outdoor terraces are ideal for entertaining.
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Three polished nickel pendant lights illuminate the massive kitchen island, which seats four.
The guest bedroom has a soft color palette with ample natural light flowing in from the room’s windows.
G RE AT ROOM The blue theme throughout the home all started with the eye-catching agate semi-precious island countertop in bright blue and turquoise, which the client fell in love with. In conjunction with the outdoor terraces, the great room is the main living space of the home with its kitchen, family room and breakfast nook. Integrated oak ceiling beams give the room a casual, warm feeling while the different cabinet door profiles in white lacquer and gray oak give it a contemporary twist. The breakfast area, large enough for the whole family, is elegant but approachable. A wet bar with extra storage sits adjacent. CA B A N A B AT H The duo wanted to give this space a whimsical feel, so they used Cuban tile to pay tribute to the client’s heritage, added a plank board accent wall and designed the shower frame in a dark bronze frame to match the plumbing and lighting fixtures. G U E ST B E D ROOM A Bungalow Classic bush-hammered iron canopy bed with leather headboard and tufted beige linen bench sit on top of a soft area rug in gray and blue tones. Simple silver leaf J. Alexander night tables are finished off with glass lamps and linen shades to ensure the window light is never obstructed. The bathroom in dark gray lacquer with custom millwork contrasts the bedroom’s soft color palette, but a white glass countertop reflects the light and gives the space a feeling of airiness.
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The master bedroom walls are done in a silk wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries.
MAST ER BED ROOM AND FOYER The master bedroom’s pitched vaulted ceiling is accented with an Aerin two-tier glass pearl chandelier and silk wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries. The Ralph Lauren nightstand lamps with rounded glass balls mirror the chandelier’s design. J. Alexander end tables in walnut, metal and glass add texture while embracing the king bed with its custom deep gray and taupe velvet headboard, and the room’s bamboo silk shag rug from NIBA Designs. Before stepping into the home’s main sanctuary, the master has a vestibule that has a custom Bon Vivant walnut cabinet table with Urban Electric glass-stem sconces, a beveled mirror from Powell & Bonnell, and a custom display case for family photos and books. The best part of this room is a secret integrated door that leads from the entryway straight into the walk-in closet. MAST ER BATHROOM Made with only two materials—Thassos premium polished marble and AKDO ash gray polished mosaic tile—the design team wanted to play with texture in the master bathroom by using the tiles in the shower and along the bathtub wall. The tub, from BainUl-
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Meredith Marlow Interiors Meredith from Meredith Marlow Interiors and Angel from Atlantic House Painting teamed up to completely transform this two-story condo at The Gale Residences on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Their very busy client entrusted this project under the watchful eye of Meredith Marlow, a local Fort Lauderdale interior designer who does high-end residential work throughout the country. Meredith reached out to the local Sherwin-Williams design representative Clint E. Craven, who provided support to pick just the right color and finish for the space. The final colors were a soft neutral palette, consisting of SW 7014 Eider White and SW 7009 Pearly White. This project was painted with Sherwin-Williams Emerald® Interior Matte and SuperPaint® Flat throughout the entire condo. The client was so thrilled with their new, gorgeous condo that they immediately hired Meredith and Angel for their new waterfront home. 305.904.0933 | MeredithMarlow.com | firstname.lastname@example.org Atlantic House Painting | Angel Morales email@example.com | 954.394.2702
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A wet bar in one corner of the kitchen was designed for entertaining and features a pass-through to the game room.
DESIGNER TRINITY REBACK USES RICH, VIBRANT COLOR TO ENLIVEN A HARBOUR RIDGE RIVERFRONT HOME. By Jana Soeldner Danger Photography by Ron Rosenzweig
hen Trinity Reback, a design consultant with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, received a commission to renovate a condominium in the Harbour Ridge neighborhood of Palm City, the project originally included upgrading the kitchen and enclosing a patio to create more indoor living space. It eventually turned into a full-scale gut-and-remodel. The owners, Beverly and John Martin, were relocating from their primary residence in Kentucky and decided they would retire to South Florida, where they owned a vacation home they enjoyed. “Now they were ready for a forever home, and they decided they wanted it to be here,” Reback says. The couple chose the two-bedroom-plusden, 2,500-square foot condo in Harbour Ridge largely because it offers a spectacular view of the St. Lucie River. Perhaps because of her years in Kentucky, Beverly had a love for traditional Southern décor, but now she wanted something more contemporary. “We decided to do a modern take on traditional style,” Reback says. “They entertain a lot, and they wanted the home to be casual and comfortable, yet elegant with a classic feel.”
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A C AREER CHANG E For Reback, interior design represents a significant career change. “I started in advertising and marketing, but I wasn’t passionate about it,” she says. “Then one morning I woke up and decided I wanted something different, so I went back to school at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.” Reback was always fond of decorating. She remembers rearranging the furniture in her room as a little girl and the importance of decorating her college dorm room. “I’d always been passionate about it, but when I was starting out, I didn’t realize it was something I could do to make a living,” she says. “I love seeing the final product—looking at before and after pictures and seeing the transformation.” CO LO R , COLOR EVERYWHERE For the main living areas, European white oak flooring creates a backdrop that is clean and fresh, yet warm and inviting. White crown molding throughout the home gives a traditional look, and is paired with flat baseboards for a more contemporary style. Walls in the main living areas are also a soft shade of white, but the homeowner loves color, especially navy blue and green, so color became a major player in the design.
(above) In the den, deep green walls are a backdrop for a white, custom-built desk and storage unit.
F E AT U R E A white polished stone backsplash and white quartz countertops balance the stunning, navy blue cabinets, which are accented with large-scale satin brass hardware.
T H E KI TCHEN To open up the main living space, a non-load bearing wall was taken down that divided the dining room from the kitchen. “The wall blocked the view of the river from the kitchen and interrupted the whole flow,” Reback says. “We turned the space into a very large kitchen, and now you can walk in and see the view of the river.” Unlike many South Floridians who prefer all-white kitchens, one of Beverly’s first requests was for navy blue cabinets. Other designers, Beverly told Reback, had tried to discourage that choice. But Reback realized that not only could the colorful cabinets work, they would also be a stunning visual feature. “I loved her willingness to take risks with color,” Reback says. “So many people are afraid of it. She loves navy, but she also loves greens and browns, so we brought the colors of nature into her home.” To balance the navy blue, Reback installed a white Thassos stone backsplash in a subway pattern, which is carried up behind the decorative white hood and between the upper and lower cabinets. Countertops are white quartz, and recessed and under-cabinet lighting illuminates the workspace. Cabinets and drawers around the perimeter of the kitchen add plenty of storage for Beverly, who loves to cook. Panels in the same navy blue as the cabinets cover the refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. Cabinet and drawer pulls—some large-scale, some smaller for visual variety—have a satin brass finish that matches the plumbing fixtures. In the center of the kitchen, white quartz crowns a large, 11-by-5-foot island. The custom piece contains navy blue storage cabinets and drawers, as well as a convection oven and vegetable sink. “A lot of people want a secondary color for the island, but she was committed to the
I LOVED HER WILLINGNESS TO TAKE RISKS WITH COLOR. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF IT.”
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navy,” Reback says. After raising the low ceiling, a tray that matches the footprint of the island was installed. Suspended from it are two circular brass-and-glass pendant lights. In one corner of the kitchen is a wet bar area with a drink cooler, sink and coffee maker. Cabinets with mullion glass fronts are both decorative and functional. “We designed the kitchen with entertaining in mind,” Reback says. T H E LI V I N G ROOM The living room is another testament to Beverly’s love of color. A pair of blue sofas flank a sea-green rug, all of which she furnished herself. The coffee and sofa tables were handmade by the Martins’ niece, Adrienne Romine, founder of Half Halt, a furniture design studio in Austin, Texas. At one end of the space, Reback placed a built-in unit that houses a TV screen with storage underneath. Glass display shelves on either side open to the game room. B RI N G I N G T H E OU T D OORS I N Enclosing the wraparound patio to increase interior living space was one of the main goals of the project. Poured concrete brought the outdoor floor to the same level as the interior of the home. Impactresistant, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors replaced the patio screens. Half of the U-shaped space has lush chairs in which to relax and a dining area that overlooks the river; above the table, ceiling beams house recessed lighting. On either side of the TV are glass shelves that open to the living room, while another opening acts as a passthrough to the bar in the kitchen, inviting family members or guests to stop by for a beverage. Bench seating has storage underneath.
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A navy blue wall in the master bedroom offers display space for a large vintage map.
T H E DEN In the den, walls are painted a rich green, creating a dramatic background for a white builtin desk and storage unit with open and closed shelves, drawers and cabinets. To improve traffic flow, a door was added to one side that opens to the living room. Adjacent to the den is a guest bath, where green patterned wallpaper immediately draws the eye. Beverly liked the wall covering so much, she had a chair upholstered in the same color and pattern for the den. The design team also pulled out the existing tub and converted the space into a large shower enclosed in frameless glass and lined with navy blue and white glass mosaic tile. Classic white countertops, cabinets and octagon-shaped porcelain floor tiles balance the deep colors. Hardware and fixtures have the same satin brass finish as in the kitchen. An eye-catching mirror has a gold ribbon-style frame.
M AST E R S U I T E In the master suite, the double-door entry changed to a single, creating space for a linen closet. In the bedroom, a navy blue painted wall is the backdrop for a large vintage map of the U.S. that the owners wanted to display. A large white built-in wall unit has a traditionally styled crown, bookshelves, an opening for a TV and storage underneath. A splash of navy accents the white bedspread. To provide space for enlarging the closet, the team relocated the entry to the master bath, where red textured wallpaper adds rich color. They also enclosed the commode and removed an angled wall to accommodate a long, straight white vanity with cabinets, drawers and a makeup table topped with white quartz. Suspended over the double sinks are twin glass pendant lights. After pulling out the existing large whirlpool tub, an oversized shower lined with large format, ice-colored glass tile replaced it.
(above) With navy blue cabinets and a white countertop, the laundry room is both attractive and functional.
A rainhead, body sprays, and his-andher bottle storage niches create a luxurious feel. GUE ST BE DROOM AND BATH The guest bedroom is more subdued than most of the house. Walls are gray, and the medium-toned wood bed is a traditional style with two tall decorative posts. Woodside tables hold lamps with white drum shades, while a decorative ceiling fan adds a contemporary touch. In the bathroom, the wallpaper has an abstract pattern in soft browns and grays. T H E LAUNDRY ROOM The laundry room is both stylish and functional. Dark blue wood cabinets with satin brass hardware provide ample storage. The polished stone backsplash matches the one in the kitchen. A quartz countertop offers folding space, and a sink can accommodate garments that need to be hand washed. The water heater relocated to a closet to make the space more attractive.
SAT I S FI E D CLI E N TS The newly renovated home now has the color and style the owners wanted, as well as space for the entertaining they love to do. “They put a lot of thought and consideration into every decision because they knew it was going to be their forever home,” Reback says. The Martins are delighted with the results. “We wanted something cozy but more contemporary than what we had before,” Beverly says. “We’re very happy with the way it turned out.”
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hen Aaron Taber, a design principal at Fort Lauderdale-based Retro Interiors, received a commission to renovate the dark, dated interior of a condo on Fort Lauderdale beach, the goal was to transform it into a modern, sophisticated space with urban flair. “The owners love city life, and they wanted to bring a metropolitan feel to their home even though it’s a beach place,” Taber says. “They wanted a style that was architecturally interesting and offered ease of living, but also some formality and elegance.” Taber, who studied his craft at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, has been interested in interior design since he was very young. “When my parents would go on trips, I’d rearrange the furniture,” he recalls. “Now I enjoy the oneon-one contact with clients. I’ve learned many things, and I can be a bit fearless with new projects.” The 3,600-square-foot residence has two bedrooms plus a third that serves as an office and card room. A sophisticated color palette of vanilla, taupe and silver with touches of aqua lends a classic feel, while creamy Italian marble flooring provides a backdrop for the new décor. Crown molding with added trim throughout the home creates dimension and architectural interest.
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F I RST I MPRESSIONS First impressions are important, so Taber paid close attention to the private elevator foyer at the entrance to the home. He began by redesigning the ceiling with a coffer that added six inches of height. On the floor is a white onyx inlay outlined in brushed nickel and accented with brushed nickel cabochons in a harlequin pattern. The double doors have semi-opaque etched glass panes with an aqua cast, silver leaf accents and brushed nickel hardware. A dark walnut console table with silver leaf detail and a white lacquer interior visible behind glass doors provides display space for elegant accessories like a nickel bowl filled with stainless steel spheres and faceted crystal spires. Above the table hangs a painting by Russianborn French artist Romain de Tirtoff, known as Erté, one of 30 in the owners’ collection. Flanking it are hand-blown blue crystal light fixtures with a silverflecked bubble pattern mounted on silver leaf panels. “We wanted to highlight the beautiful piece of art and create a glamorous, metropolitan feel when you come off the elevator,” Taber says. Beyond the double doors is the interior foyer, where Taber painted the wall with beige and taupe horizontal stripes. A neoclassical curved table with a mirrored back is finished with silver leaf and polished nickel. A square crystal chandelier with a silver leaf detail illuminates the space. L I VI NG AND DINING ROOMS The combined living and dining rooms offer breathtaking views of both the ocean and the city skyline. Since it was impossible to raise the living room ceiling, Taber created architectural interest instead by suspending five independent floating panels of drywall. Lighting between and around the perimeter of the panels, and recessed lighting in the center, create drama. The pattern of a large wool and silk area rug in sandy and aqua tones mimics the action of a wave retreating from the shore. Window treatments are vanilla side panels highlighted by recessed lighting; blackout shades and traverse sheers are hidden in pockets above.
Twin sofas with dark walnut bases are upholstered in tone-on-tone vanilla chenille, while the dark walnut tables behind them have gracefully tapered legs and a reflective lacquered finish. Low, streamlined lamps on the ocean side have open bases so they don’t obstruct the view. A modern geometric Greek key pattern adds interest to cut vanilla velvet on matched chairs, and a small, polished nickel-and-glass table between them offers a place to set a glass of wine. In the center of the seating group is a glass double-shelf coffee table framed in silver leaf. In the dining area, a dark walnut lacquered table has a pedestal base
(above) Dark cabinetry creates a modern, sophisticated look in the kitchen. A floating drywall panel suspended from the ceiling mimics the shape of the island, which is topped with quartzite.
and self-storing leaves that can open to seat 10. Creamy woven fabric covers the backs of the walnut-framed chairs; the fronts are upholstered in chenille. Above the dining table, a chandelier with five square, silver-leaf-and-crystal fixtures suspended in a linear formation is a visual focal point. T H E KITCHEN To create a more open feel, Taber removed a wall between the great room and the kitchen, replacing it with a waterfall edge counter crowned with quartzite in tones of deep taupe, silver and bone. “It opened up the views from the kitchen,” Taber says. A large island with brushed nickel feet and a bone-colored lacquered base, as well as a perim-
eter counter, are topped with the same quartzite. Above the island, a floating drywall panel that mirrors the island’s shape has both perimeter and recessed lighting. Dark walnut cabinets with brushed nickel hardware in square and rectangular shapes and a glass-fronted china closet lend a sophisticated, urban feel. Appliances are also clad in dark walnut, while a backsplash fashioned from large glass panels custom colored to match the island’s bone base brightens the space. The square, dark walnut breakfast table is next to a window overlooking sea and city views. Two walnut-framed chairs covered in the same chenille fabric as the fronts of the dining chairs create continuity.
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Card room walls are paneled in dark walnut. A dark walnut game table seats four and is perfect for bridge.
O F FI C E AN D CARD ROOM In the combined office and card room, rich, dark walnut wall paneling with a brushed nickel inlay creates a cozy yet sophisticated ambience. A taupe-and-camel striped rug has the same octagonal shape as the room itself, while glassfronted cubicles display a pottery collection. The walnut game table seats four; each side has a drawer to hold cards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The table is perfect for bridge, and they love bridge,â&#x20AC;? Taber says. Silver and taupe velvet with an octagon pattern to play off the room and rug shapes covers the walnut-framed chairs, and suspended above is a doughnut-shaped chandelier with crystal accents and a silver leaf frame and pendant. ME DI A R OOM Just off the living room is a media room, where a custom millwork wall unit finished in white lacquer and polished nickel houses a large TV screen. A plush sectional covered in woven chenille with a tufted back offers comfortable seating, while silk accent pillows with a geometric pattern add visual interest. A leather-topped ottoman with a walnut lower shelf and polished nickel frame can serve as a coffee table. Hanging above is a silver leaf chandelier with crystal accents. A wool-and-silk transitional trellis design area rug adds softness, and a celadon green pottery lamp topped with a white silk shantung shade adds to the cozy feel.
A white lacquered wall unit accented with polished nickel creates a clean, fresh look in the media room, and a plush sectional provides comfortable seating.
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M AST E R S U I T E In the master bedroom, the perimeters of ceiling beams mounted in square and rectangular patterns are illuminated for a romantic ambience. Silvery linen traverse draperies hang at the windows, and hidden pockets hold blackout roller shades and sheers. lxx xxx xxx xxxp In a change from the walnut in the rest of the home, the headboard and nightstands are made from afrormosia, an African exotic wood. Nightstand drawer fronts are detailed with a sunburst pattern and polished nickel pulls, and self-framed mirrors mounted on custom wood panels hang above them. Molded crystal lamps with silver frames have white shantung silk shades. Silver and taupe Euro shams on the bed have contrasting cream flanges, and a pair of king shams have an organic pattern in blue, taupe and silver. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a full-length taupeand-silver neckroll pillow. Comfortable chairs with clean, modern lines are upholstered in a woven fabric, and a table between them has a polished nickel frame and an afrormosia inset top. In the luxurious master bath, silvery vinyl with a striated pattern covers the top half of the walls; beneath it is glass-and-stone mosaic wainscoting topped with a white glass tile chair rail. Two ceiling coffers add architectural interest. Countertops are slab marble, and a large soaking tub has a dramatic silver and gray marble surround and a matching bench in front of it. A large shower defined by frameless glass panels connects his and her sides of the bathroom. Custom vanities and storage towers with opaque glass fronts are dark walnut, and the same dark walnut frames two large mirrors.
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The headboard in the guest room is upholstered in creamy velvet with oval-shaped walnut overlays.
I’M PROUD,” TABER SAYS, “THAT WE ACCOMPLISHED THE VISION MY CLIENTS HAD DREAMED ABOUT.”
G U E ST ROOM Any guest would feel welcome in this stylish and comfortable space. Walls are a relaxing beige, and a textured shag rug in a toasty sand color adds softness. The headboard on the walnut-framed bed is upholstered in creamy velvet with oval-shaped walnut overlays. A drum-shaped chandelier has a light diffuser to create a soft glow. A modern take on a classic wing chair has graceful curves framed in walnut to play off the ovals on the headboard, alongside textured taupe and sand upholstery. A walnut dresser with brushed nickel pulls also has smooth curves, and oval shapes appear again in the silver leaf base of a floor lamp crowned with a white drum shade. A N U RB A N V I S I ON ACCOM P LI S H E D Taber successfully transformed the heavy, dated interior of the condominium into a sophisticated, modern metropolitan retreat, creating new architectural detailing and opening spaces to maximize breathtaking views. The home is now aesthetically pleasing, as well as comfortable and functional. “I’m proud,” Taber says, “that we accomplished the vision my clients had dreamed about.”
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The Legal Killing of Cyclists DRIVERS ALMOST NEVER FACE CONSEQUENCES WHEN THEY KILL CYCLISTS, WHICH IS EXACTLY HOW THE FLORIDA LAW IS WRITTEN. By Eric Barton
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f you’ll allow it for a moment, let’s make some assumptions about you. Let’s suppose you’re committed to never texting and driving like any decent person should be. You go hands-free to make calls while in the car. Texts go unreturned until you’re safely stopped. And driving while surfing the web, like we’ve all seen so many drivers do? Never. But, being honest here, there are times. We’ve all done it. The navigation running on your phone gets wonky, and you just need to take a quick look. Your phone won’t stop buzzing and you pick it up just to check who’s incessantly calling. A text comes over from Mom reading “URGENT.” It’ll just take a second. Just one second. And in that moment, let’s suppose you drive straight into a cyclist. You know, one of those spandex-clad weekend warriors taking up a whole lane in the middle of godforsaken rush-hour traffic. And she dies. You kill that cyclist for the sake of a text. It’s a terrible scenario—for everyone involved, really. But you will likely face no other consequence than a guilty conscience. Because in Florida, it’s generally not considered a crime to kill a cyclist with your car, and if it is, you’ll likely walk anyway. It has happened right here in Broward County more times than anybody has counted. Here’s why.
crash, maybe the morning sun, according to police reports. erhaps the best-known, the most infamous, example of this happened on Thanksgiving weekend in 2018. A She called 911 right after the crash. “I hit a bunch of bikers,” group of cyclists were out for a Sunday morning cruise she yelled on the recorded call. “I didn’t even see them. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.” in Davie when a Honda Fit plowed straight into them. The force of their bodies was She didn’t return a phone call for this article, but Local 10 News reenough to smash in the windshield ported that she offered a response off and roof as if somebody had dropped a boulder on it. Many of the cyclists, camera a day later, before a second cyclist died. “I am truly sorry that including a 14-year-old boy, had serious injuries. Their bikes and bodies any of my actions led to the tragic events yesterday. My wholehearted were scattered on State Road 84. An off-duty paramedic happened to be condolence to Denise Marsh and her family. No words can express how nearby, and he began triage, going sorry I am about your loss,” she said. from victim to victim like a wartime medic. Two were killed: 53-year-old “Please know that if I could trade places with Mrs. Marsh, I would.” Denise Marsh and 62-year-old Carlos Rodriguez, who was riding in the Police say Vanderweit turned over her phone after the crash and back to help slower cyclists. The driver was 33-year-old wasn’t speeding. Her excuse of a distraction was enough to convince Nicole Vanderweit. She said someDenise Marsh passed away in the State Road 84 accident on Thanksgiving weekend 2018. police that Vanderweit did nothing thing distracted her right before the
“The short answer is that there really isn’t a law out there to give the officer the ability to charge a motorist for killing a cyclist if it was a mistake.” - G e orge Pa l aidis Florida law gives bikes the same rights to a lane of traffic as any other vehicle.
wrong, and under Florida law, experts say, that seems to have been the correct conclusion. In Florida, typically a driver who kills a cyclist in a crash has not committed a crime. It’s a fact that frustrates the many lawyers in Florida who specialize in bicycle crashes. Among them is George Palaidis, a Fort Lauderdale attorney and avid cyclist. “The short answer is that there really isn’t a law out there to give the officer the ability to charge a motorist for killing a cyclist if it was a mistake,” Palaidis says. It’s one thing if the driver was drunk or leaves the scene of the crash—those things are codified in Florida law as crimes. But accidentally killing a cyclist simply isn’t a criminal infraction. The Florida laws that police might use to charge a motorist who kills a cyclist offer little help. Florida’s vehicular homicide law requires proof that the driver had a “reckless disregard” for the safety of others. Manslaughter is essentially killing someone without legal justification, but convicting a driver of killing a cyclist would require prosecutors proving the driver had culpable negligence, meaning a reckless disregard for human life, Palaidis says. As an example, clean-
ing a loaded gun in the direction of someone that then goes off and kills the person is culpable negligence, because it’s a “gross and flagrant” disregard for human life. But even if the driver was texting away with both thumbs as they killed a cyclist, prosecutors would need eye witnesses Fort Lauderdale attorney and cell phone records and maybe a George Palaidis confession to prove a disregard for the safety of others or culpable negligence. Instead, police almost always defer to the motorist’s excuses. This happens even as the popularity of cycling in South Florida grows exponentially. In Fort Lauderdale alone, there are organized group rides every day of the week, from Monday-night rides between breweries to Sunday morning zips up A1A. The largest of them is the monthly Critical Mass, in which dozens, sometimes hundreds, of cyclists take up entire lanes of traffic to make a point that drivers ought to share the road. The Critical Mass riders will often point out
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Carlos Rodriquez, a former member of Cycling Family Broward, passed away following the State Road 84 accident.
the Florida law gives bikes the same rights to a lane of traffic as any other vehicle. With the number of bike riders increasing, so have collisions with cars. Year after year, Florida leads the country in bicycle deaths with 125 per year by last count. That’s nearly six cycling fatalities per every million residents—twice the national average. It’s typically Miami-Dade or Broward that leads the state in bike fatalities. Taking population into account, that makes Broward the most-deadly county in the state for bike deaths. In Fort Lauderdale alone, four cyclists died in crashes last year, and figuring in population, that puts our city in the top 10 for the most cycling deaths per capita in the nation. In those four cycling deaths, not one of the drivers faced criminal charges. Can this change? Some people are working on just that.
court of law and ask who’s at fault.” The only solution Prieto and other Broward cyclists found was one that would offer them retribution, but no real protection. “We have asked everyone to arm themselves with cameras on the front and back of the bike,” Prieto says. It might not keep them safe, but if they’re killed, Prieto says, at least there will be evidence of how it happened. “People are fearful of riding on the road in Broward County anymore,” Prieto says. “It isn’t right that cyclists have to fear for their lives.” This could change if cycling advocates have their way. This year, the Florida Senate considered a new statute called the Vulnerable Road User Act. Killing a cyclist would revoke the driver’s license and require the driver to pay a fine, serve time on house arrest and attend a driver improvement course. In the Florida House, lawmakers considered a different version that would have made killing a cyclist a second-degree misdemeanor. The penalty would’ve been a year in jail maximum, although more likely a month or two behind bars. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, supporters say perhaps adding a penalty for killing a cyclist would make drivers more careful. Ten states already have similar laws. Typically called Vulnerable Road User (VRU) laws, they offer Photo by Eric Barton
fter the death of the two cyclists after Thanksgiving in 2018, cyclists gathered for a memorial and met to talk about what they could do to make sure it would never happen again. They quickly figured out that, under the current law, there isn’t much they can do. Arnie Prieto is one of the organizers of that Sunday morning ride, put together by a group called Cycling Family Broward. Prieto, who luckily wasn’t there that morning, says part of the issue is the way police often write crash reports, assigning no blame to the driver. “They don’t give the chance to the cyclist,” Prieto says. “They don’t give the cyclist and their family the chance to get in a
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“People are fearful of riding on the road in Broward County anymore. It isn’t right that cyclists have to fear for their lives.” - Ar nie Pr ieto
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some protections to cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists struck by motorists, assigning minimum fines and sometimes jail time if the driver is at fault. It’s rare for such a thing to happen. A study by the League of American Bicyclists found that just 12 percent of drivers responsible for cycling deaths are punished. While the Florida bill didn’t make it out of subcommittee, the fact that it was considered has encouraged cycling advocates that perhaps change is possible. It wouldn’t be the first time a law would get passed because of tragedy. Florida’s ban on texting and driving, for instance, became law in part because of the advocacy of former state Rep. Irving Slosberg of Boca Raton, whose daughter was killed in a traffic crash. That example encourages cycling advocates that laws can change based on stories of tragedies, Palaidis says. But not everyone, even some cyclists, believes accidentally killing a cyclist should be considered a crime. Among them is Robert Pinkiert, an avid cyclist and attorney who lives in Davie and has regularly handled personal injury cases involving a car striking a bike. “I just don’t think it should be a crime if someone accidentally hits a cyclist,” Pinkiert says.
He says it’s important to consider the driver of a car that plowed into a crowd of people protesting in 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Undoubtedly that was a deliberate act, a criminal one. But it’s wrong, he says, to consider the accidental killing of a cyclist in the same way. Instead, Pinkiert says families of cyclists who are killed can seek retribution in civil courts. There, courts assign percentages of blame. For instance, if a cyclist is riding three abreast with other bikes and gets hit by a car, it’s likely the cyclist shares some blame. But a driver who pulls out in front of a cyclist—a common collision— might be considered the driver’s fault alone. It’s not a criminal charge, but Pinkiert says a civil judgment can at least be a way to find closure. Meanwhile, others continue to work to change the laws to protect cyclists from being struck. Until that happens, though, it’s unlikely a motorist will be charged the next time a cyclist is killed. But that won’t stop the cycling advocates from trying. “Look,” Palaidis says. “I’m doing this for other cyclists, but I’m also doing this for myself. I want to get home and see my wife at the end of a bike ride and not have her get a call saying I’m not coming back.”
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ucked away down a quiet street in Boca Raton sits an Intracoastal beauty. Inspired by its expansive water views, the home embodies coastal living. Developer and designer Mary Widmer’s goal was to marry form and function so that the home’s splendor didn’t stop at the surface—although, visually, the home is stunning. Details like core-fill insulation treated with borax to lower energy costs while deterring bugs from entering, a Caterpillar generator and a central vacuum system allow for a low maintenance and breezy upkeep as well. Plus, the residential-sized elevator makes hauling luggage upstairs that much easier for visiting guests. Widmer, founder and creative director of Mary Widmer Luxury Collection, has been developing luxury waterfront properties for 11 years in Boca Raton. She puts her entire heart and soul into each of her projects, building and designing the homes as if she was going to live there. “It’s gratifying to have satisfied customers and to know that they are enjoying what I created,” she says. E X T E RI OR The luxury home’s British West Indies-inspired architecture exudes a modern, clean style. The precast stone columns, along with custom aluminum brackets, anchor the home, while the hurricane rated garage door and impact windows ensure the home can vanquish any storm. A shell-infused brick paver driveway in silver-
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(above) Widmer carries a circular theme throughout the house, similar to the dining room’s light fixture and chairs.
is craving to host a dinner party. The kitchen centers around a 9-foot island with a quartz countertop. The backsplash, a wavy Island Stone glass in a pale soft green, mirrors the water’s movement—and combined with the white shiplap detailing on the ceiling—the space has a sophisticated, nautical feel. Widmer balances that with modern, industrial white and aluminum hanging lights and leather and chrome stools. The chrome and leather décor continues into the circular breakfast alcove around a circular glass table overlooking panoramic views of the water. A crystal Libby Langdon chandelier and a contemporary inverted ceiling with rope lighting finish the space. DI NI NG ROOM This oversized room is the kitchen’s counterpart when it comes to hosting a festive feast. A glass Bernhardt table that seats eight takes center stage while a massive custom mirror, nearly 11 feet wide, ensures that every velvet seat in the space has a
view of the water. The mirror’s faux-finish frame matches the bird’s-eye maple Caracole chairs. Chrome and crystal sconce lights and a chandelier illuminate the room and artwork. When designing, Widmer always looks to support local businesses and artists, so when she saw Dalia Kantor’s work, she knew it would be perfect for the dining room. The coffered shiplap ceiling with rope lighting adds an element of interest. CLU B ROOM & OFFI CE Perfect for watching game day on two flat-screen TVs or entertaining guests for a lively happy hour, the intimate club room is an on-trend addition to the home—complete with a stylish wet bar and seaside views. The porcelain tile that adorns the wall reminded Widmer of the pattern water makes on the sand as it washes ashore. Handblown glass light fixtures hang above the wire-brushed white oak floors and cream American Leather sofa. One of Widmer’s signature design features, staining the window returns on each of the five square windows along the wall, is combined with the tongue-and-groove ceiling and curvilinear inverted ceiling above the bar, giving the space a little extra contrast and intrigue.
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Through the 10-foot double glass doors, sits the home’s office. Two modern chairs in gray microfiber with fun V-shaped chrome bases sit opposite a white lacquer and chrome desk. The area rug with metallic thread gives the room a slight shimmer. The office’s full bathroom features Tommy Bahama mosaic tile throughout and a wall-to-wall mirror to add extra dimension to the space. UP STAI RS FOYER & FAM ILY ROOM Arriving on the second floor, a spacious loft with oak floors, a quaint desk and a gorgeous Van Teal light fixture in chrome and gold sits adjacent to the family room, morning bar and second laundry room (the first one is located downstairs between the three-car garage and kitchen). The Bernhardt entertainment unit in a brush oak finish sits in front of the vintage Lucite coffee table. “Vintage items give a warm and friendly feeling to the house,” Widmer says. Her goal was to intermix hard surfaces with warm, welcoming fabrics, like the circular velvet chairs and velvet dark teal couch with Lucite legs. To elevate the space, Widmer brought another design element into the home—the use of end tables that don’t necessarily match, but simply have elements in common. MAST ER SU ITE Double doors open up to a vast master bedroom and expansive waterfront views from the private balcony. The king bed’s silver metallic leather tufted headboard complements the Caracole bird’s eye maple nightstands with mother-ofpearl metallic handles. A second, and more private morning bar sits nearby with white quartz countertops and Tommy Bahama mosaic tile.
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The area rug gives the room a modern, colorful flair. Window treatments throughout the house are all electronic and slightly sheer to let the light in while still offering privacy. Custom drapes in the master add an element of soft glamour to the room with silver threads that shimmer in the moonlight. The master bathroom will take anyone’s breath away. The at-home spa’s centerpiece is the impressive shower with two shower heads, four body sprays, a rain shower, a personal handheld shower and a striking Caesarstone floating bench. Natural light and relaxing water views pour into the shower from five large windows that are surrounded by Tommy Bahama mosaic tile. The shower’s floor, an Island Stone glass in a pale gray with a matte finish to ensure it’s slip-resistant, balances the gray and white marble wall. White quartz countertops enhance the two custom vanities, each with a tower, and the separate makeup vanity. A deep-seated soaking tub sits under a double ring chrome and crystal chandelier. The marbled floor in a gray and white silver lining pattern leads you from the bathroom into the spacious walk-in closet. Custom-made shelves and a built-in dresser offer plenty of space for folded and hanging garments, and the display cases are perfect for those exquisite, extra-special pieces. Closets can sometimes be cavernous, but not in this home—two windows grace the space, allowing for plenty of natural light. G U E ST B E D ROOM S A N D B AT H ROOM S The four bedrooms and three bathrooms that complete the upstairs living space are uniquely designed sizeable suites. Each room has a king bed, balcony
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Set against the backdrop of the Intracoastal Waterway, this breathtaking point lot offers 450 ft. of deep waterfront in the exclusive subdivision of Harbor Beach. Ideal for the yachtsman who desires straight line dockage in excess of 250 ft. on the north & 200 ft. on the west. Expansive waterway vistas, daily parades of boats and sunsets are captured throughout this estate’s spectacular vantage points. The lush tropical gardens boast 38,350 sq. ft. of tranquility, highlighted by accents of night lighting. This gated compound has been updated with unsurpassed technology, astounding design and architectural details. This residence boasts 5 bedrooms, 7.2 bathrooms, 3-car garage, a culinary kitchen, full service butlers pantry, office, 2 family rooms, home theater, gym, lavish master suite, elevator and full home generator.
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Welcome to Paradise! One full acre of land on the Hillsboro River in DEERFIELD BEACH features 150 ft. straight dock, perfect for your
largest yacht, and a separate slip for the smaller craft well equipped with motorized davits. You will not believe this 5000 sq. ft. beautifully-maintained custom 4 bedroom, 6 bath, and 5 car garage home really exists in Deerfield Beach. Nestled away in Little Harbor on the Hillsboro directly across the waterway from Deerfield Island with zero fixed bridges and just seconds to the Intracoastal waterway. Call for private showing.
OFFERED AT $4,250,000.
Boutique building tucked away directly on the Intracoastal on DEERFIELD BEACH. Gorgeous views from the living area, balcony and even the dining area. Interior offers 42” antique white cabinets and granite tops, ceramic tile throughout and plenty of living space to call home! Direct Intracoastal balcony perfect for morning coffee, afternoon sunset or just watching the boats pass by. Complex offers breathtaking pool directly on Intracoastal waterway.
OFFERED AT $229,000.
Spectacular Intracoastal and ocean views from this Penthouse residence located directly on the sand on prestigious HILLSBORO MILE. Designer interior is elegant and cozy. Upgrades include marble floors, updated open kitchen with snack bar, maple 42” cabs and updated lighting, crown moldings, mounted master bath vanity with private tub and commode and cool north exposure to enjoy the South Florida breeze.
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1601 SE 8 ST.
This 6 bedroom and 6.1 bath home has 300 feet of water frontage. Point lot with wide water views. State-of-theart technology. Fabulous finishes throughout. Gourmet kitchen, media room, office with fireplace. Beautiful master suite. Covered loggias and balconies over the pool area. Summer kitchen. Home generator and so much more! Offered at $6,900,000.
2800 NE 38TH ST.
One of a kind waterfront custom estate in Coral Ridge Country Club. 5 bedrooms, 6.1 baths. 150 ft. of dockage with 200 ft. of wide water. Amazing water views from all rooms. Enjoy wine tasting in a custom wine cellar. Over 20 ft. ceilings, elevator, office, fitness center, gourmet kitchen. Relax in a stunning backyard with wonderful summer kitchen, pool and covered patio. The best outdoor living in South Florida. Offered at $4,275,000.
2618 SEA ISLAND
Southern exposure with 75 ft. of water frontage. Only a few homes from the Intracoastal. This 5/5 has great space for entertaining, an open kitchen, large master suite, fire place, and formal dining room. Great upstairs space for the children. Lot size is over 10,000 sq. ft. Walking distance to the ocean and restaurants, with 24 hour security. Offered at $2,400,000.
1460 S OCEAN UNIT 1503
Over 3500 sq. ft. with direct ocean views. 3 bedroom and 3.1 bath, lower penthouse apartment. If you love to cook, you will love this gourmet kitchen with gas cook top, Miele appliances, Sub Zero. Entertaining is fabulous with built-in bar with ice maker, wine cooler, refrigerator and keg. You will never want to leave this paradise. Offered at $1,550,000.
191 SEVEN ISLES DRIVE
Renovated interior point lot home. 226’ deep water frontage, able to accommodate 2 yachts & equipped with a boat lift, pool, outdoor bar & spa. 5 bedrooms, updated kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, stainless steel built-in Miele coffee system with a gas range & eat-in kitchen. Large formal separate dining area, fireplace & 3 car garage. Offered at $3,399,999.
415 SEVEN ISLES DRIVE
This 5 bedroom and 5.1 bath is 4895 sq. ft. and has a wonderful floor plan. Great home for entertaining. Located on seven isles with security. Oversized master suite and large walk-in closets, private dining area and high ceiling throughout. Wood burning fire place. Newer A/C, central vacuum, elevator, heated pool, large backyard and 80 ft. on water. 3 car garage, Offered at $2,450,000.
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What a great home! Totally updated 3 bedroom & 2.5 bath, with gourmet kitchen, all updated bathrooms, all new floorings, impact windows & doors, A/C, 80 ft. of water frontage & more. Pool has new diamond brite. Roof was replaced. 2 car garage. Only 1 mile walk to the ocean & easy access to Intracoastal by boat. Offered at $1,199,999.
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Intracoastal point lot with 238 ft. of water frontage and wide water views. Step into this beautiful 5 bedroom and 6.2 bath home with 38 ft. coffer ceilings with spectacular detail, gourmet kitchen with only the finest finishes, gas fireplace, private gym, elevator and spectacular water views from almost every room. Offered at $6,000,000.
3322 NE 16TH PLACE
Custom Mediterranean beachfront home located only steps from the beach. Spacious rooms with high ceilings, bright and light. This large 4 bed 4 bathroom home is great for entertaining. Oversized master, private office, pool view. Over 4275 sq. ft. of living space, perfect inside and out. 2 car garage. Offered at $2,765,000.
3032 CENTER AVE
Double lot, 100 x 120, unique custom home with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. One story home with pool, bonus room above the master. Located in the peaceful area of Lauderdale Beach. Open floor plan, and high ceilings. If you like to entertain, this home has an amazing backyard. Beautiful garden. Offered at $1,649,000.
3315 NE 37TH ST.
This 4 bedroom & 3 bath home is located in Bermuda Riviera. Beautiful kitchen, split floor plan marble throughout. Great home for entertaining, 80 ft. on the water, nice fenced backyard, pool & 2 car garage. Located in the Bayview School District. Offered at $1,199,999.
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We asked these MASTER BROKERS... How does the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show impact your real estate business? Rose Sklar
- COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Because I specialize in West Broward, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show tends to generate listings for our team. Many of our current West Broward homeowners love to attend this amazing event and it gets them fired up to move east where boating is king and lifestyle is their driving reason.
- GALLERIA INTERNATIONAL REALTY We are beyond fortunate to have the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This brings the world’s most affluent and cosmopolitan buyers into our waterfront communities. We can all agree that this exciting world class event benefits our yachting community, real estate market, restaurants and retail shopping. Many of these international visitors would have never discovered Fort Lauderdale if it weren’t for this elite annual event.
- ENGEL & VOELKERS The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a positive impact for us being that ours is a Global Brand and very well regarded in the real estate, aircraft and yachting divisions worldwide. Buyers throughout the world will visit the Fort Lauderdale shop for their real estate interests while here attending the Boat Show, as they are familiar with the brand.
Barbara Wall - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE The Boat Show is an event that attracts international visitors to Fort Lauderdale. This is an opportunity to market our luxury homes to these affluent potential buyers. The Boat Show is the perfect event to showcase all that Fort Lauderdale has to offer.
Sherri Pfefer - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Having the Boat Show in our backyard presents the ideal opportunity to showcase our properties, regardless of where they are located. As Realtors, we are busy selling the entire lifestyle of living in Fort Lauderdale to those with or without a boat. The bonus during the show is the boat buyer looking for a home to park their new “toy”–that’s when we ride the waves to the closing table.
Dale Palmer - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE I am a buyers’ agent in the Fort Lauderdale area and focus on waterfront homes. I see a considerable increase in the number of buyers signing up on my website looking at waterfront homes. These buyers are serious about looking at property and the Boat Show creates excitement for purchasing a home for their boat or yacht. I have a page on my website with Boat Show information that provides active listings for sale with over 150 feet on the water providing space to dock the larger yachts. It is one of my more popular pages during the Boat Show.
Jose Gomes - COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Boat Show week seems to be the official kick-off of our winter selling season. Visitors to the show will look around and realize Fort Lauderdale is a beautiful city and a bargain compared to most international resort destinations. I can count on my appointment book filling up for the coming months as buyers and sellers call me to help them find their perfect home or match them to the perfect buyer.
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Your guide to upcoming, must-attend philanthropy events. NOV. 1 Seafarers’ House South Florida Business Leaders Luncheon; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; ms Volendam, Port Everglades; $100; seafarershouse.org NOV. 1 Sea Soirée Charity Luncheon and Fashion Show; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale; Tickets from $100; eventbrite.com NOV. 1 TO 3 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show; Prices and times vary; Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach; flibs.com/en/home.html NOV. 2 Broward Performing Arts Foundation Ghost Light Society Soirée; 7 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts; browardcenter.org NOV. 7 ABRA Gallery Grand Opening Exhibition; 8 p.m.; ABRA Gallery; Free; abragallery.com/ grand-opening NOV. 8 Andrea Bocelli in Concert; 8 p.m.; Hard Rock Live; Tickets from
$165; seminolehardrockhollywood.com NOV. 8 Orange Ribbons For Jaime Dance-A-Thon; 5:30 p.m.; Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center Gymnasium; $25; orangeribbonsdance.com NOV. 9 Ryan Owens Memorial Run; 8 a.m.; Deerfield Beach Main Beach Parking Lot; $40; nakedwarriorproject.org
Club; $65; theoperasociety.org NOV. 14 Legal Aid Programs in Broward For the Public Good Gala; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Signature Grand; $150; browardlegalaid.org/forthepublicgood NOV. 15 Young At Art Museum Recycled Fashion Show; 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Young At Art Museum; $40; youngatartmuseum. org/fashionshow.php
NOV. 9 Gridiron GrillOff; noon to 4 p.m.; Pompano Beach Amphitheater; Tickets from $85; gridirongrilloff.com
NOV. 16 Art and Culture Center/Hollywood Golf for Art; 8 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Golf Club; $125; artandculturecenter.org
NOV. 10 Broward County Out of the Darkness Walk; 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Nova Southeastern University; Prices vary; afsp. donordrive.com
NOV. 16 Make-A-Wish Village; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Spady Cultural Heritage Museum; Free; spadymuseum.com/events/make-a-giftvillage
NOV. 10 Exotics on Las Olas; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Las Olas Boulevard; Free; exoticsonlasolas.com
NOV. 17 PawSUP & Surf Competition; 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Dog Beach at Sunrise Boulevard A1A; $40 to $60; cci.org
NOV. 14 The Opera Society Lyrical Luncheon; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Coral Ridge Yacht
Broward Center for the Performing Arts; $40 to $100; southfloridasymphony.org/ masterworks1 NOV. 21 WOW! Women Owning Wellness at Holy Cross Hospital ‘This One’s for the Girls’ Luncheon’; 10:30 a.m.; Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort; $100; holycrossdonations.com/ wowlunch NOV. 21 Gold Coast Jazz Society Season Opening Reception; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; ArtServe; $30; goldcoastjazz.org NOV. 21 TO 23 Riptide Music Festival; Times vary; Fort Lauderdale beach; Tickets from $49; riptidefest.com NOV. 30 Lynyrd Skynyrd; 8 p.m.; Hard Rock Live; Tickets from $71; seminolehardrockhollywood. com
NOV. 19 South Florida Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks I; 7:30 p.m.;
Note: Dates and times may change. Please contact the individual organization for the most up-to-date information.
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B R OWA R D C O L L E G E V I L L AG E S Q UA R E D I N N E R AT T H E S Q UA R E THE CAUSE: Broward College Village Square hosted its second Dinner at the Square event at Funky Buddha Brewery as part of its series of non-partisan debates that feature guest speakers discussing their views about various issues facing the community. The event explored the topic “Can Sea Level Rise Be Stopped? Ultimately, Who Will Pay for It?” Photos by Downtown Photo 1
1. Jack Seiler and Henry Mack 2. Henry Mack, Doug Bartel and Gregory Haile 3. Beam Furr and Gerald Angeli 4. Nancy Thies and Justine Morgan 5. Doug Bartel, John Morales, Christian Del Valle and Jazmyne Scott 6. Ina Lee, Beam Furr, Tom O’Hara and Tim Bascombe 7. Linda Carter, Patty and Kurt Zimmerman and Kathryn Zimmerman 8. Beam Furr, John Morales, Gregory Haile, Rosemary O’Hara, Alec Bogdanoff and Jack Seiler
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C H I L D N E T C A R E F O R K I D S LU N C H E O N THE CAUSE: ChildNetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Care for Kids Luncheon took place at Signature Grand in Davie and presented Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson the Champion for Children Award for his commitment to making the community a better place for children. Photos by Downtown Photo 1
1. Jessica Lerner, Karen Kilpatrick, Maria Hernandez and Mark Gauert 2. Jarett Levan, Robyn Vegas and Terry Frank 3. Dionne Wong, Eric Yutzy and Andrea Cunningham 4. Steve Light, Elisa Stone and Julia Aquino-Serrano 5. Jarett Levan, Krystal Carey, Stephanie Giordano and Lois Marino 6. Melida Akiti, Albert Wilson and Larry Rein 7. Larry Rein, Melida Akiti, Albert Wilson and Andrea Cunningham 8. Kip Hunter and Lois Marino
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DDF celebrated its 10th annual gala at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort with more than 300 guests in attendance. Guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, silent and live auctions, dinner, awards and live music. More than $222,000 was raised to fund research and support stomach cancer patients and families worldwide. Photos by Dream Focus Photography
1. Madelyn Zelman, Linda Green, Madelyn Herzfeld and Abby Wilentz 2. Brian Jackson, Michael Schneider, Russell Sassani and Julie Jackson 3. Donald Zelman and Christy Leonard 4. Jeff Netzer, Willard Sheppard and David Kubiliun 5. Michael Ehren, Andrea Eidelman, Brad Meltzer and Louis Aguirre 6. Debbie Hochman, Andrew Guttman and William and Amy Freund 7. Jenny Mackie, Linda Cichon, Liz Gassew and Barbara Simmons 8. Pat and Maureen Campola
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U N I T E D WAY O F B R OWA R D C OU N T Y WOM E N U N I T E D M AG N O L IA LU N C H E O N THE CAUSE: Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist and host of CNN’s “This is Life with Lisa Ling,” delivered a powerful keynote speech during United Way of Broward County’s Women United Magnolia Luncheon at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. More than 400 of United Way of Broward County members and sponsors were in attendance.
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1. Allison Cagnetta, Susie Levan and Lynne Wines 2. Jen Starkey, Sasha Moon, Michelle Esposito, Lisa Davis and Kim Bentley 3. Jill Horowitz, Ashley Shea, Danae Jarrett and Bianca Alterio 4. Alice Jackson, Lisa Ling and Angie Davis 5. Genese Augustin and Daniel Augustin 6. April Lewis-Parks and Lisa Ling 7. Carol Cutler and Lonnie Maier 8. Nicole Golemi, Kathleen Cannon and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo
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P I N E A P P L E JA M ‘A PA RT Y I N PA R A D I SE F O R P R E SE RVAT IO N ’ THE CAUSE: The event raised $50,000 for the Historic Stranahan House Museum and welcomed guests for a tropical celebration. Guests enjoyed gourmet food with a “Floribbean” twist in addition to a silent auction. Photos by Downtown Photo 1
1. Julia Philyaw and Jenny Saint Louis 2. Chae and Gregory Haile 3. Maggie Gunther, April Kirk and Doug Smith 4. Carlos Parra, Ellice Almas Martinez and Thao Le 5. Mike Gossman, Zach Menton, Alyse Gossman, Nick Perez and Mike Mackes 6. Maggie Gunther and Kara Perkins 7. April Kirk, Michaela Marie, Pamela Barton and Steve Glassman 8. Chelsea Litos, Anna Sweeney, Tom Cummings and Chase Kulp
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U N I T E D WAY O F B R OWA R D C O U N T Y T O C Q U EV I L L E S O C I E T Y R E C E P T IO N THE CAUSE: Philanthropists gathered at the home of Francie and David Horvitz for the annual reception, which brought longtime Tocqueville Society members together as a thank you for their dedication to our community. Photos by Downtown Photo 2
1. Paul Daly, Andy Cagnetta, Ned Black and Peter Anderson 2. Kathleen Cannon, Kelly Lynn Koenig, Allison Cagnetta and Cathy Donnelly 3. Genese and Dannie Augustin 4. James Donnelly with Lori and Andrew Taubman 5. Lori Eickleberry and John J. Kim 6. Mike and Alice Jackson with Kelly Lynn and Keith Koenig 7. Gregory and Chae Haile 8. Francie and David Horvitz
ne of the petty rewards of a journalism career is that you usually get a free obituary. Those don’t come easily these days with newspapers scraping for every penny they can make. But newspaper and magazine writers—even undistinguished ones—usually have friends who take the trouble to note their passing, often exaggerating their contributions to the profession. We recall reading about a fellow we worked with at a small paper in Pennsylvania more than 50 years ago, who died while working for an even smaller paper. It took a few weeks, but eventually, a flattering obit appeared in one of the major Philadelphia papers. Thus, it is that we belatedly announce with sadness that the author of our recent article on a young girl spending summers at Mar-a-Lago, as a family member when Marjorie Merriweather Post owned it, may never have seen her story in print. It ran in the September issue of our Palm Beach County magazines. We did not know at the time that Jennifer Rahel Conover, whose story was autobiographical, had died of a heart attack just as the magazine came out. She was 76. Strangely, we did not learn of her death until the beginning of October, and only then because a relative canceled the subscription in her name. There had been considerable communication between Jennifer and our editors in preparing the story. She submitted it late last year, but there were some delays in getting the piec-
By Bernard McCormick
es together. She needed to find old pictures. When they were lost in the email system, she had to find them again and resend. But it finally ran, with an attractive presentation. The subject matter, including knowing President Trump, went beyond her childhood memories to tell the story of that great estate’s seriously over budget architectural design. The piece will likely be submitted in one of the regional magazine contests, in one of the historical categories. iven all the work that went into it, it seemed odd that we did not hear from her after it appeared. Writers usually want additional copies of their work. We were out of town for a while, but nobody contacted us, and apparently, there was nothing in the paper in Fort Lauderdale, where she lived. We knew her for at least 30 years, and she contributed to our magazines every so often, but everyone we can think of who knew her and might have called was already gone. It’s one of the problems that comes with age, although today 76 is not that old. Her death did not go totally unnoticed, however. There was a detailed obit in the Washington Post,
but we found that only after checking the internet to confirm her death. The reason it ran in Washington was Jennifer’s unusual political family history. Her father, with whom she was not close (he liked women he wasn’t married to) was a general on the staff of Gen. John Pershing in World War I, and later served under Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The connection to Mar-a-Lago was through her grandfather, Joseph E. Davies, of whom she was very fond. He has been described as Marjorie Merriweather Post’s “favorite husband” of the four creditworthy men in that contest. He was an important man—ambassador to Russia during World War II and close to President Franklin Roosevelt. But she also had an uncle, Sen. Millard Tydings, and a cousin, Sen. Joseph D. Tydings, both from Maryland. Locally, she was active in the yachting community and considered an able sailor. Writing was not her first calling. As a young woman she was a model, and later worked for the Fort Lauderdale interior design firm Rablen Shelton. The Post reported that she decorated the Nixon San Clemente and D.C. residences. Her first two marriages ended in divorce, but she was married to Ted Conover for the last 36 years. They traveled widely, and she published travel pieces in newspapers and magazines. She also wrote a book, “Toasts for Every Occasion.” All in all, it was quite a life and deserving of at least a modest send-off. And Jennifer, please accept our apologies for the delay.
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