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CONTENTS v JULY/AUGUST 2009

51 THE A-LIST Our editor’s picks of the best Palm Beach has to offer

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Retro Resort Summer fashions harken back to Old Hollywood glamour.

Photography by Robert Adamo

74 Cool & Simple Narciso Rodriguez celebrates 10 years of beautiful clothes.

By Michelle M. Havich

78 Style & Leisure Cool and fun accessories for hot summer days Photography by Robert Nelson

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98 pour Refreshing summer cocktails 100 Taste Viva Vic & Angelo’s 102 dining out PBI’s restaurant guide

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14 from the publisher 16 editor’s letter

125 CULTURE Happy birthday Barbie! 126 CALENDAR What to do and see this month 130 SEEN Hot parties, beautiful people

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33 3 questions Step out with James Ferragamo 34 insider The best of Palm Beach 36 players Intriguing personalities

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Fashion & Style Director Katherine Lande Market Editor Hilary Greene Food & Wine Editor Mark Spivak

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Associate Art Director Jorge Márquez

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Digital Imaging Specialist Leo Sorbba

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Sunny Side Up y nature, I am an optimist. Yes, I tend to see the proverbial glass as half-full and I believe dark clouds often have silver linings. I don’t ignore reality, but I do think it’s better to live your life expecting the best—mainly because the alternative isn’t nearly as fun. My experiences suggest you probably share this viewpoint. One of the joys of publishing this magazine is developing personal relationships with our readers and business partners, and perhaps the most common characteristic I see in people who are frequently described as “successful” is a healthy, positive outlook in most matters. I was reminded of this recently while reading an essay in BusinessWeek titled “Only the Optimists Survive,” in which management expert and author Warren Bennis writes: “Limits, constraints and reduced expectations are the conventional prescriptions for our time. True leaders, however, are able to see beyond an anemic zeitgeist in order to sense opportunities that can employ and house a multitude. Optimists have a sixth sense for possibilities that realists can’t or won’t see. That gives the optimist the ability to ‘define reality’ for others in a compelling way. … This is not sentimentalism: It is the essence of creative pragmatism. It is good because it works.” Those words really resonate these days. We’ve been through some challenging times lately, but I am hopeful—because if history is any indication, challenging times often lead to successful ventures. During the past 150 years or so, many of the world’s best-known brand names—in industries as diverse as garments, packaged food and electronics—were born amid turbulent economic periods. Why? In almost every case, it was because creative, optimistic people found new solutions for old problems and fresh products to stimulate a stale marketplace. I’d never suggest confidence and a smile are everything necessary to produce the next Brooks Brothers, Armour Foods, Sony Walkman or Google, but they don’t hurt. And they certainly beat passively waiting for, and maybe fearing, what comes next. As many of us take advantage of the summer’s slower pace to recharge our batteries, I hope you’ll also take inventory of the factors that have led to your own success, and that you’ll decide now is the right time to pursue some of the opportunities available to those optimistic enough to see them—whatever they may be.

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All the Best n the summer, when the social season quiets down, my thoughts often turn to the treasures and pleasures found close to home. It’s only natural. This is the time of year when the pace is a little less frantic, and there is more time to visit that new flower shop or order the custom cupcakes everyone’s been raving about. To celebrate the wonderful experiences found in our own backyard, we present “The A-List” (page 51). This carefully vetted compendium is our own little black book filled with a few of our favorite things in fashion, beauty, dining, culture and simple pleasures. Some of our picks are widely loved, while others—such as the aforementioned cupcakes, at Café L’Europe—are well-kept secrets waiting to be discovered. This year, we have even asked our favorite burger bar, the aptly named Grease, to create a custom burger reflective of Palm Beach and worthy of the A-List. They have come up with an amazing concoction. Turn to page 56 for the details. Better yet, drop by Grease and try one. And since summer gives us the perfect excuse to spend some lazy days at resorts, on the golf course or on the water, fashion also is top of mind. Our fashion feature, shot at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Naples, is a vintage postcard of old Florida, but the looks are gloriously au courant. Check out “Retro Resort,” on page 64. Our nod to summer fashion doesn’t stop there. On page 78, we present our favorite accessories for all the leisure activities of summer. Whether you are driving, boating, golfing or strolling, here or abroad, consult “Style & Leisure” for wardrobe musts for summer play. Perhaps the best part of this time of year is making new discoveries and acting (and shopping and eating) locally. That gets an A in my book.

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v JAMES FERRAGAMO James Ferragamo understands the importance of quality, beauty and business. He is, after all, the grandson of shoe maestro Salvatore Ferragamo. When James joined the family business in 1998, he’d already received his MBA in finance, and worked at Saks Fifth Avenue and Goldman Sachs. Today, the 37-year-old serves as the director of women’s handbags and leather goods. James, who resides in Florence, Italy, spoke to PBI about his role at the luxury goods business.

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n How do you explain Ferragamo’s strong South Florida following? Our customers in Florida understand and appreciate the qualities that define our brand: style, quality, craftsmanship and innovation. Our brand easily fits into the luxurious yet relaxed Florida lifestyle, as it does the Mediterranean lifestyle. n What are some recent collaborations? Ferragamo has consistently been involved with wardrobe on films. This has always been the case throughout our history since my grandfather started out in Hollywood designing shoes for films. In all, we have collaborated on more than 50 films since 1920. When it comes to big collaborations, such as the one we had with Australia, we look for projects that are authentic to the brand, and always the opportunity to work with visionary filmmakers. [Also] we just collaborated with [designer] Yohji Yamamoto on a special shoe collection for the fall season. n What is the best fashion advice you can offer a woman? Women should have passion for the products they are wearing and feel confident in them. To me, the most fashionable women seek products with longevity, luxurious details and fine quality. —Lola Thélin

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forwardvinsider Cocoa for Birthdays In a scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Hoffman’s Chocolates owner Fred Meltzer is opening his factory doors for children’s birthday parties. Tasty activities include making your own ice cream sundaes, chocolate crafts and, of course, a tour of the factory. OompaLoompas not included. Greenacres (561-433-GIFT, hoffmans.com)

Style Revolution When it comes to making an impression in the professional world, nothing beats a high-quality, custom-made suit. No time to jet off to Savile Row? Carol Wieder, founder of My Suit Girl, creates suits for both women and men right in West Palm Beach. Wieder, who has more than 17 years of experience, works one-on-one with her clients to help them choose the right luxury fabric, styling and fit for any lifestyle. (561-3336678, mysuitgirl.com)

Beach Bum Finding a fun and unique swimsuit has never been easier. Palm Beacher Carlene S. Grubman, founder and designer of MangaRosa Beachwear, is inspired by her native Brazil and its music. “I believe that, like music, clothing should make you feel good when you put it on.” The finished product is a line of brightly colored suits with fun embellishments. Next Worth Avenue, Palm Beach (561-833-3075, mangarosabeachwear.com)

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Short & Sweet No time for a long vacation? How about taking a “mini-break,” and getting out of town just for the weekend? Luxury and fun are just a quick trip away at the RitzCarlton resorts in Naples. Girl time is spent at The Spa, while the men hit the links at the Golf Resort. Little ones can discover the Nature’s Wonders programs, teens can be cool at vue, a tech entertainment lounge, and parents can spark some romance at The Grill restaurant. Or you could just kick back on the beach and enjoy the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll return home relaxed, and probably planning your next weekend escape! (800-241-3333, ritzcarlton.com)

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Vive La France Celebrate Bastille Day, July 14, with these French experiences found in our backyard. • In celebration of its centennial, Cartier has released limited edition jewelry, timepieces and accessories. Our pick: The Trinity trio of bands now featuring star-studded diamonds, and Bruce Weber’s new tome, Cartier I Love You (teNeues). Palm Beach (561-655-5913, cartier.com) • For a taste of authentic French cuisine, try Pistache’s croque monsieur. The restaurant also is hosting a Bastille Day Celebration July 11-12 at the Centennial Park in West Palm Beach. (561-833-5090, pistachewpb.com) • End the festivities with a toast. We suggest Armand de Brignac Brut Gold, a crisp Champagne made in the French village of Chignyles-Roses. Angry Moon Cigars, Palm Beach Gardens (561-2965995, armanddebrignac.com)


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forwardvplayers Life of the Party Former Breakers Pastry Cook Jeff Fowler knew he was in the wrong job when he preferred couture to croissants. He worked his way up through the ranks, and is now The Breakers’ catering manager. Fowler has heard the crazy requests (a groom wanted to ride in on an elephant) and

Viva Los Tacos Fowler’s boss was impressed by his tendency to stand at the doors of galas and accurately identify which guests were wearing which designers.

Rocco Mangel isn’t afraid to do a little legwork at namesake Rocco’s Tacos. On weekend nights, Mangel dons a pair of white disco shoes and a sombrero and walks the bar to the Champs’ “Tequila,” offering free shots of Patron. It’s a way “to get the energy going”

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night just to keep up.” —Liza Grant Smith

comes to my house with open arms.” —L.G.S.

Child Friendly Diapers and burp cloths aren’t the only newborn essentials. Some couples are adding a tour of West Palm Beach’s Discovery Dayschool to their checklist. A bit premature? Hardly. Director Dora Kino says she frequently receives calls from pregnant women, hoping to get on the preschool’s waiting list. “I don’t give tours until after the baby is born, and you can’t get on the list unless you come for a tour. I want you to see the concept.” Kino is referring to the school’s seven learning centers that 3 Kino, who started the program in 1997, believes that “high self-esteem is the biggest gift we can give to a child.” 36

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to 5 year olds rotate through; 2 year olds are in a self-contained classroom. While education plays an important role, Kino’s focus is on the whole child in four different areas: social, emotional, physical and cognitive. —L.G.S.

Mangel was once a busboy at Big City Tavern—a restaurant that once occupied the very same space that now bears his name.


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style THE LOOK v Style on a Stick Must-have Popsicle colors for the sunny season by KATHERINE LANDE

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Heel, Sergio Rossi, Bal Harbour; three-zipper carry-all bag, Coach, Palm Beach Gardens; Rodo clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach; Elsa Peretti bangles, Paloma Picasso ring and bead necklace, Tiffany & Co., Palm Beach.

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Graceful Loops These stunning 18-karat blackened white gold earrings are set with red spinels, South Sea baroque pearls and diamonds (price upon request). Laura Munder Fine Jewelry, Palm Beach (561-296-6888, lauramunder.com)

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diversions first class v ITALIAN BEAUTY The Hotel Caruso Belvedere beckons visitors to the beautiful Amalfi Coast. by ROBERT RAGAINI

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In 1893, the Pensione Belvedere occupied just five rooms of an eleventh-century palace overlooking the Gulf of Salerno. Ten years later, thanks to an article in the New York Times, the hotel and its owner, Pantaleone Caruso, were famous. So famous, in fact, that when the great opera tenor Enrico Caruso first arrived in America, his cousin, the hotelier, was better known.

Panoramic view of the Belvedere Restaurant and gardens

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Clockwise from top: The panoramic view from the heated infinity swimming pool. The entrance to the hotel is “guarded” by two thirteenth-century stone lions. The dome-shaped vaulted ceiling of a deluxe junior suite is decorated with frescoes. The spa offers many treatments, including an open-air massage.

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A parade of noteworthy guests soon discovered the renamed Hotel Caruso Belvedere, which now occupied the entire palazzo. Wealthy Americans rubbed elbows with King Farouk of Egypt, author Virginia Woolf and conductor Arturo Toscanini. After World War II, Caruso’s sons entertained ballerina Margot Fonteyn, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo ... the list goes on and on. They came, and come still, for the splendid views, the lemon groves and vineyards and for Ravello, one of the Amalfi Coast’s loveliest villages. They come, of course, for the hotel with its eighteenth-century frescoes, its lavish suites, the terrace framed by Norman arches and the two stone lions at its entrance. These are emblematic of treasures

Ravello’s seafaring merchants brought home. The lions guard a portal that dates back to the 1200s and is rumored to have once belonged to the church of Saint Eustachio in Pontone. Every part of the Hotel Caruso is worthy of a postcard, from the infinity pool at the edge of a ledge that drops 1,100 feet to the famous Amalfi Drive, to the rooms with ancient arches and ultra-modern bathrooms. Huge suites, columned, irregularly shaped, open to terraces and private gardens. Painted ceilings embellish intimate public spaces. Alfresco dining at night reveals the pinprick lights of villages along the coast. Some guests choose to just check into the hotel and stay there, strolling the lush, fragrant gardens. They succumb to the top-of-the-world pool, and the spa offers more treatments than can possibly be experienced. For those guests that want to explore, the Hotel Caruso has devised personalized itineraries for maximum pleasure with minimum stress. From a helicopter, guests can gaze down on Amalfi’s medieval alleyways, or search for the Blue Grotto while hovering above Capri. Then it’s off by launch to discover secret coves and hidden beaches, perfect for private picnics. Ravello itself is a pageant of Italy’s past. At the thirteenth century Villa Rufulo, fountains lead to a panoramic view. Across town, the Villa Cimbrone’s gardens offer


serious competition. The cathedral, private villas and boutiques are a continual treat. Farther afield, adventurers can hike up Mount Vesuvius, an all-day excursion. Of course, sustenance is required for even a restful vacation. Sun-dried pasta and brick oven pizza are found at the hotel’s informal Poolside Bar, while the open air Belvedere Restaurant provides more extensive repasts. In the Caruso Restaurant, Chef Mimmo di Raffaele creates such specialties as buffalo carpaccio with sweet and sour marinated vegetables, risotto with savoy cabbage and crisp cuttlefish, and Amalfitan fish with lemon leaf, chicory hearts and walnuts. Traditional sponge cake is flavored with Amalfi lemons and caramelized raspberries. With dinner, guests can enjoy a bottle of the hotel’s Gran Caruso, a crisp, local white wine, or perhaps a bit of limoncello

liqueur, flavored by the rinds of Ravello’s lemons. These enhance profiteroles, marmalades, baba au limone, even linguine with lemon. A nightcap before retiring? Not many cocktail bars have frescoes from the 1700s. The Hotel Caruso makes a writer wonder how many synonyms there are for the word “beautiful.” In this case, not enough. hotelcaruso.com u

From top: Villa Rufolo; a view of Ravello; Villa Cimbrone’s Terrace of Infinity in Ravello

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Aston Martin’s thundering DBS flagship will leave you shaken and stirred

BY HOWARD WALKER

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Two things a new owner of Aston Martin’s magnificent $274,000 DBS super car should know before taking delivery. Firstly, it doesn’t float. You may remember reading in the papers about the unfortunate driver who was delivering a new DBS to the set of the latest James Bond escapade, Quantum of Solace. When he lost control of the 510-horsepower, 191mph projectile, he crashed through a wall and dunked the car into the chilly waters of Lake Garda in Italy. Unlike 007’s famous white Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me, which turned into a submarine when it dived into the briny, the Aston sank like a rock. The second piece of valuable advice for every new DBS owner: Never lose the ignition key. Why? A replacement will cost you a cool $2,000. That’s because this chunk of stainless steel and sapphire is nothing

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less than a piece of automotive jewelry. So much so that Aston doesn’t even call it a key—it’s an ECU, short for Emotion Control Unit. In the metal, this new DBS looks beyond beautiful. It’s tough-guy Daniel Craig in a Brioni suit, with fine cloth stretched taut over powerful muscles. While the car is based on the less-expensive DB9, it sits lower, is wider, and features bold, carbon fiber body add-ons similar to those used in Aston’s Le Mans-winning racecars. Climb aboard and there’s more exquisite handstitched leather and suede here than in any Coach handbag store. In fact it takes seven complete hides to upholster every DBS cabin. You sit low and tight in form-fitting bucket seats looking at gauges that wouldn’t look out of place on a leather band on your wrist. And when you turn on the stereo, you’re treated to a breathtaking 13-speaker, 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen


sound system featuring the most beautiful, sculpted metal tweeters that levitate from the corners of the dash. But forget about sharing the Aston experience with friends—the DBS is strictly a two-seater, with teeny rear seats best suited to pre-teens, your favorite designer briefcase or Hermès Kelly bag. Firing up the big 6-liter V12 is a piece of pure theater. You take the crystal key, insert it into its docking station on the dash, and watch as it starts to glow red, indicating the car is ready for action. Now push the key for two seconds and listen to the deep, barrel-chested whooomph as all 12 cylinders explode into life. It’s the kind of noise that raises all those little hairs on the back of your neck, and sends small household pets running for cover. The big V12 is developed from the engine that powers Aston’s DB9 sports car, but comes with an

additional 60 horses in keeping with its flagship status. While the original DBS was only offered with a rather clunky, shift-it-yourself sixspeed manual, this latest version we’re driving comes with a brilliant new sixspeed Touchtronic automatic. You can leave it in drive and let the transmission deliver rapid-fire shifts for you. Or you can punch the “sport” button and use the gorgeous magnesium-alloy paddles behind the steering wheel to do your own shifting. Either way it’s driving nirvana. If you’re in a hurry, the DBS can lunge from standstill to 62 mph in a mere 4.3 sec-

onds. Keep the pedal to the metal, and the lunging won’t quit till the speedo is showing 191 mph. And if you thought the noise at start-up was music to your ears, wait till you hear it as the tachometer needle passes the 5,500-rpm mark. That’s when invisible by-pass valves open and let the full fury of the exhaust blast through creating a sound that makes Dale Jr.’s NASCAR stockcar seem hushed. Need to stop in a hurry? With ceramic rotors the size of Domino’s extra large pizzas, the DBS halts with the effectiveness of hurling a ship’s anchor out the back. This is a magical car to drive. Blisteringly fast, sensational through the turns, yet easy, relaxed and very forgiving. It’s rare, too, with fewer than 300 copies headed to the United States this year, accompanied by a waiting list as long as the Quantum of Solace script. u

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ALL THINGS EXOTICA Peggy S. Guinness cuff, Patrick Mavros silver hippopotamus salt & pepper shakers, Lotus Arts de Vivre turtle dish, Betteridge at Greenleaf & Crosby, Palm International serving tray, Bojay Inc. magnifying glass, Nancy Corzine, Palm Beach; Kim Seybert coral napkin ring, Pioneer Linens, West Palm Beach; EstĂŠe Lauder lipstick, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach.

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Beach; Anya Hindmarch clutch, coral plate, Island Home, Palm Beach; France


MIX IT UP It’s in the name—Mix at The Breakers has an eclectic blend of beautiful handcrafted fashion jewelry and other accessories that will really make a statement. The specialty boutique features work by an ever-changing group of select international, national and local designers including Ray Griffiths, Alexis Bittar, Su Chandra and Kara Ross. Guests also will have the opportunity to

SUMMER RAYS

meet the designers at in-store trunk shows

“Jackie O.” had such an innate sense

and personal appearances.

of style that everything she wore became an instant trend. Our favorite of those trends: the oversized sunglasses. Nina Ricci has relaunched the original 1978 design, made famous by the former First Lady. The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis collection is widely elegant, and while you can’t go wrong with any of the color schemes, we adore the orange and brown combo.

SWEET DREAMS A LUXURIOUS BED IS THE KEY TO A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP. SFERRA LINENS’ GIZA SHEETS

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temporary collaboration we’ve seen and worn in a long time. Known for his use of vintage stones, color combinations and large-scale designs, Canadian jeweler Alan Anderson creates statement pieces for House of Lavande, featuring earrings, bracelets and necklaces. One word to describe them—stunning.

shopping? And Champagne? And a mani-pedi? That is why

we love the Girls’ Night Out events at Kourtney Pulitzer in Lake Worth. We can shop

for fabulous fashions by Indah,

Karina Grimaldi (shown) and

Frances Webster, enjoy some

nibbles and bubbly, and get

our toes done. Or our tarot cards read. Kourtney always

GILDED DINING For exquisite antique dinnerware, we head to Devonia Antiques for Dining. The new shop on Antique Row is filled to the rafters with beautiful pieces of English porcelain and American and European stemware. Specializing in dinnerware from the Gilded Age, Devonia has a wide range of treasures for our Palm Beach table.

makes it fun! And did we

mention the jeans? And the jewelry? And the Champagne?

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PRECISION BEAUTY Gold, platinum and gems are not just for jewelry anymore. These elements can also do wonders for your appearance. Pure gold is the magic ingredient of Chantecaille’s Nano Gold Energizing Cream ($420, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens). Rouge G de Guerlain contains ruby powder for radiance and mother of pearl to smooth out your pucker’s surface ($45, The Breakers, Palm Beach). La Mer Body Refiner uses pure diamond dust to exfoliate and polish your whole body ($110, Neiman Marcus stores). La Prairie Cellular Cream Platinum Rare brightens the skin with pure platinum ($1,000, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens). Jane Iredale’s Sunbeam Bronzer with 24-karat gold offers an all-over glow ($46, janeiredaledirect.com). Orlane’s Crème Royale Eye Contour illuminates with 24-karat gold ($300, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach).

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PAMPERING PEDICURE TAKE “A WALK ON THE BEACH,” THE LUXURIOUS 80-MINUTE SIGNATURE PEDICURE AT THE SPA AT THE BREAKERS. CALLED A “FACIAL FOR

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Natural ingredients, luscious textures and minimal processing are the words that best describe Joanna Schmidt’s ideas for her Jupiterbased Product Body line. Schmidt concocts every product in her shop’s lab using fresh and local ingredients like vegetable butters, oils and sugar. You can do no wrong with the Crush On You sugar scrub with a pH-balanced body cleanser, and the natural moisturizer Crème Fresh.

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WATER WORLD Escape to another world without even leaving town when you check into the Eau Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach. It all starts with making a wish on a floating candle, then it’s off to be pampered with luxurious treatments like the Platinum and Diamond Facial. If simple relaxation is your wish, there are the private Garden Villas, where you can bathe, shower or just nap the hours away. But what we really look forward to are the cupcakes and other treats, always plentiful in the lounge areas. Man—and woman—cannot live on cucumber water alone.

CLUDING A HYDRATING SEAWEED FOOT MASK, AND USES BEACH SAND, QUARTZ CRYSTALS, MINERAL SALT AND ALPHA-HYDROXY ACID TO EXFOLIATE AND POLISH YOUR TOOTSIES. YOU’LL WANT TO WEAR SANDALS EVERY DAY.

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otic fragrances that hint of the Far East. Mystere is an Oriental musk inspired by the Middle East with hints of musk-amber, Moroccan rose, incense and vanilla; Vertige is a floral version of India and the Kama Sutra,

with frangipani flower, jasmine, black licorice and

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patchouli; Extase is woody and reminiscent of geishas

Dolce & Gabbana is bringing its runway chic to the

in Japan, with powdery mimosa, Egyptian jasmine,

cosmetics counter with the launch of The Make Up.

narcissus, bergamot and cedar. Bonus: The bottles

The collection is a colorful embodiment of the design-

look great on our vanity.

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TOP BURGER Our favorite burger joint, Grease Burger Bar in West Palm Beach, accepted the challenge to create the ultimate Palm Beach burger. The PBI A-List Burger is a delectable twist on a Caprese salad (but with 10 ounces of cooked-to-order meat). It is topped with pesto sauce, red and yellow tomatoes, red onion, fresh

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HEAVENLY LAYERS WE ARE IN FOOD HEAVEN, AND WE TAKE THE CAKE TOOK US THERE WITH A SINGLE BITE OF THEIR STRAWBERRY CAKE. IT FEATURES LAYERS OF IMPOSSIBLY MOIST CAKE, ALTERNATING WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING AND FRESH STRAWBERRIES, AND TOPPED WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE CURLS.

SMALL WONDERS Café L’Europe Pastry Chef Stephanie Steliga is the queen of confections, and we love everything she creates. Our latest obsession are her custom cupcakes. The only limit to the different flavors and creative designs is your party’s theme and your imagination—from a Sweet 16 party with sugar butterflies and flowers, to a baby shower with sugar rattles and pacifiers. And each cupcake holds an even sweeter surprise inside. We are hooked.

TOP OF THE WORLD For a view as fabulous as the food, head up to the Top of the Point restaurant in West Palm Beach, the centerpiece of the newly renovated Phillips Point Club by The Breakers. The floorto-ceiling windows offer wonderful views of the Intracoastal, Palm Beach and beyond. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two.

Dolce de Palma. This unassuming little restaurant is the newest hangout for foodies who appreciate market-fresh fare. The menu changes daily, depending on the imagination of chef/owner Anthony de Palma, and seating is at a premium. Expect a bit of a wait, especially in season.

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For our favorite French treats—think jars of jams, hazelnut spreads, fla-

vored sugars and candies—we head to

Blue Provence. Owner Thierry Miroir

stocks his quaint Palm Beach shop

with all varieties of gourmet tastes, direct from France. And then there

are the fresh baked pastries, quiches,

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soups and sandwiches. Oh la la!

CHILD’S PLAY Let loose your inner child with a spirited (and delicious) game of tic-tac-toe. Cream Puffs Tic-Tac-Toe at Stir Bar & Terrace at The Ritz-

FIGSTATIC

Carlton Palm Beach features nine delectable dessert bites in different

After you shop at the Gardens

flavors, set up on a chocolate painted grid. Make a strategic move (or

Mall, drop in to Figs by Todd

just pick your favorite flavor) and mark the board with a chocolate X

English, located inside Macy’s.

or O. Either way, everyone wins.

This intimate Figs outpost features the celebrity chef’s famous menu of rustic Mediterranean dishes, including pizza and pasta. We are crazy for

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CRAZY FOR COCOA WHO KNEW PALM BEACH COUNTY WAS LOADED WITH SO MUCH CHOCOLATY GOODNESS? THESE LOCAL CHOCOLATE MAKERS ARE CREATING THEIR OWN SEMISWEET SIGNATURES.

Fred Meltzer, owner of Hoffman’s Chocolates, stocks his shops with a variety of gourmet chocolates, but it’s his chocolate-covered pretzels that capture our taste buds. We are particularly fond of the dark chocolate and the almond-covered varieties.

Sugar Monkey owner Jennifer Reed can whip up any pastry, but it’s her unique twists that make her the darling of all things sweet, especially with the Monkey Mallow, a soft caramel marshmallow with a crispy hazelnut wafer covered in chocolate and toasted coconut.

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It’s no surprise that Café Boulud’s Executive Pastry Chef Matthew Petersen creates

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exotic flavored chocolates, which are

Raton makes a lovely mixture of pretzels,

reserved for an esteemed clientele. The

Oreos, marshmallows and nut topping

surprise is what is inside his delectable

known as Boca Trash. Coated in dark,

bonbons. One version is filled with melt-

milk or white chocolate, her treats are ev-

ingly sweet, salted caramel, while another

erything in one bite—sweet, salty, chewy

offers a hint of Earl Grey tea.

and crunchy. We can’t stop at one.

Maître pâtissier Patrick Lézé

Chocolatier Doug Anderson is

is a master of sweet things

known for his truffles at Chocolate

at his Palm Beach bakery,

Creations in Fort Pierce. While his

Champs-Elysées. We are

creamy caramel captured our atten-

hooked on his candy treats.

tion, we are devoted to his dark and

Named Temptation (for good

milk “mocafe” truffles

reason), these citrus-flavored,

sprinkled with ground

almond paste bonbons are

coffee.

coated in white chocolate and glazed powdered sugar.

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MY LITTLE PONIES From January to April, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best polo players gather at the International Polo Club Palm Beach in Wellington. The highlight of the 2010 season, without a doubt, will be the fight for the most coveted trophy in United States in the 106th U.S. Open Polo Championship. The high-goal tournament is the oldest and most prestigious polo tournament in the United States. Look for polo powerhouses like the Pieres brothers (Facundo, Gonzalito and Nicolas), Adam Snow, Luis Escobar and Carlos Gracida to make appearances.

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HOT TICKETS


PLAYBILL The Maltz Jupiter Theatre continues to deliver award-winning shows, and its seventh season promises to be as entertaining. Two of the performances we definitely will catch are Neil Simon’s dramatic Pulitzer Prize winner Lost in Yonkers and Broadway’s blockbuster hit La Cage aux Folles.

A SPARKLING GARDEN THE ANN NORTON FESTIVAL OF TREES PUTS US IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. THE HOLIDAY EVENT INVITES GUEST

HOLDING COURT

DECORATORS TO TRIM TREES BASED ON THE GIVEN

Why travel to New York City, Paris, Sydney or

THEME. IT’S A DELIGHT TO WALK AROUND THE GARDENS

London when the hottest tennis pros are in

AT NIGHT WITH CHRISTMAS TUNES ECHOING IN THE BACK-

Palm Beach County? The Andy Roddick Char-

GROUND AND ADMIRE THE DECORATED FIRS. THIS YEAR’S

ity Weekend, the Chris Evert | Raymond

THEME IS RUMORED TO BE ABOUT MUSIC.

James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic and the

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Delray Beach International Tennis Championships attract current champs like Venus Williams and legends like Andre Agassi.

TELLER OF TALES

The O’Keeffe Speaker Series at the Society for the Four Arts is one of the most entertaining and edu-

cational storytelling events that we’ve attended in a

while. Keynote speakers, like Isabella Rossellini, draw you in with their worldly, exotic and daring memoirs. We wait with anticipation for the Four Arts’ 2010 lineup; a must for intellectuals.

MUSIC NOTES The Whitehall Music Series at the Flagler Museum transports you

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS

to the seventeenth century, when private chamber recitals were

If you love hard-to-find vintages, then the Palm Beach

held for royalty. The architecture

Wine Auction is just your cup of Chardonnay—and

provides a similar intimate setting

ours. The live auction has tasted success with its rous-

where the audience is steps away ings are held afterward, offering a unique opportunity for a one-onone encounter with the musicians.

ing lots of cult and world-class wines. Sources tell us © FLAGLER MUSEUM

from the guest of honor. Gather-

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SIMPLE PLEASURES

TOUR DE PALM BEACH Every Palm Beacher’s favorite outdoor spot is the Lake Trail, which serpentines along the Intracoastal on the island’s west end. Created by the first pioneer families in the area, the pedestrian- and bike-friendly trail has views of the West Palm Beach skyline must-have accessory for this scene—the all-black Chanel bike with calfskin bags.

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and offers peeks behind the hedges. Our


WONDERLAND IN PALM BEACH UNLEASH YOUR INNER ALICE, WHITE RABBIT OR RED QUEEN ON ONE OF THE 12 FULL-SIZED CROQUET LAWNS AT THE NATIONAL CROQUET CENTER IN WEST PALM BEACH, THE LARGEST DEDICATED CROQUET FACILITY IN THE WORLD. AFTER A ROUSING MATCH, RELAX ON THE VERANDA OF THE FLORIDA KEYS-STYLE CLUBHOUSE. INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLES MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE AT VARYING LEVELS.

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NATURAL STATE We love to escape to Pine Creek Sporting Club in Okeechobee for peace and quiet. Nature walks at dawn help clear our minds, while quality time with loved ones is spent around

IN THE MOMENT Tea ceremonies bring us back “om.” The serene practice at the Morikami Museum and Japanese

the fire pit or in the three-story tree house. The club is open to members, homeowners and their guests only.

Gardens in Delray Beach teaches guests to reflect on harmony and respect. For each sado (the way of tea), the Seishin-an tea house is decorated with seasonal ink brush paintings, flower arrangements and ceramics. Prepared in front of guests, the tea is made from powdered tea leaves using traditional utensils and movements.

CHANEL ON THE GO

NIGHT MOVES Some of the area’s most popular residents are also the most elusive, only hitting the beach under cover of darkness. No, they are not worried about sunburn. This time of year is when loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles make their way up the beaches to lay their eggs. Each year, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach offers opportunities to see this amazing nesting process. The perfect activity for families.

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Summer fashion takes its cues from the glamour of Old Hollywood photography by robert adamo Shot by Palm Beach Illustrated on location at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples


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Tibi blouse, C. Orrico, Palm Beach; Michael Kors swimsuit, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach; heels, bangles, Chanel, Palm Beach; David Yurman bracelet, David Yurman, Bal Harbour, and Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; Chanel sunglasses, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach.

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Dress, heels, Michael Kors, Palm Beach; David Yurman necklace, David Yurman, Bal Harbour, and Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Opposite page: Swimsuit, Eres, Palm Beach; Brazen head scarf, Nordstrom, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and Wellington; David Yurman necklace, David Yurman, Bal Harbour, and Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton.


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Shorts, blouse, jacket, headpiece, Dolce & Gabbana, Bal Harbour; belt, Michael Kors, Palm Beach; leather bracelet, Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach; David Yurman bracelets, David Yurman, Bal Harbour, and Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Opposite page: Oscar de la Renta dress, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach; belt, Michael Kors, Palm Beach; wedges, Dolce & Gabbana, Bal Harbour; head scarf, Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach; David Yurman bracelet, David Yurman, Bal Harbour, and Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach and Boca Raton; cuff, Chanel, Palm Beach. Fashion & Style Director: Katherine Lande Art Director: Reynaldo Martin Model: Emilia Covanova, Mc2 Model Management, Miami Hair & Makeup Artist: Gina Simone, Ford Artists, Miami Photography Assistant: Lance Robson

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COOL &SIMPLE

NARCISO RODRIGUEZ CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF DESIGNING ELEGANT, TIMELESS PIECES FOR TRULY GLAMOROUS WOMEN. BY MICHELLE M. HAVICH

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When we talk about the season, we’re thinking social, awards and night-on-the-town season. Each year, as numerous red carpets are rolled out, from Hollywood to Palm Beach, the question on everyone’s lips is, “Who are you wearing?” For women who like to make a best-dressed impression while keeping it simple, the answer is easy—Narciso Rodriguez, who is famous for his ability to make women like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and First Lady Michelle Obama look fabulous and elegant without going over the top. For Rodriguez, a woman is at her most beautiful “when she’s at her most natural, when they aren’t heavily made up and kind of comfortable

with themselves and with what they wear and in their skins,” he says. “And a man too, for that matter. That’s the reality of fashion. I think you feel good and that’s the most important thing.” It is that belief that has kept the designer a favorite of celebrities like Louis-Dreyfus, who frequently sports Rodriguez’s designs to award shows and premieres. And when it comes to getting red-carpet ready, Rodriguez is all about the personal touch, creating ongoing working relationships with the women who choose his gowns. “I work a little bit differently,” he says, when asked if he sends gowns to publicists for awards shows. “I’ve dressed Julia in the past, so it’s more a one-

Rodriguez worked for Calvin Klein and Donna Karan before starting his own line.

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Citing Christobal Balenciaga and Coco Chanel as his style icons, Rodriguez is a very hands-on designer. This precision and attention to detail is evident in the finished product.

on-one relationship. I don’t really create gowns to send to the Oscars. There are people that I respect and love to work with and they like to work with me, so it’s an easy collaboration. It’s much easier for me for Julia to call me and say, ‘Can you make me something?’ “It’s wonderful because it’s more of a personal endeavor. We’ve cultivated a relationship and a friendship. I always think that if a woman feels good then she looks good, and if she’s as gorgeous as Julia, I feel really good about the collaboration.” Rodriguez, whose clothes are available locally at Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach, recently celebrated the tenth year of his eponymous fashion label, which includes clothes and shoes for women, as well as scents for both men and women. He marked this anniversary with the release of Narciso Rodriguez (Rizzoli), a coffee table book he put together with Betsy Berne, who has written for The New Yorker, Vogue and the New York Times Magazine. Contributions from actress Rachel Weisz, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, among others, also are included in the pages. Those expecting to see page after page of fabulous fashion will be a little shocked when they open this tome. Pictures of busy streets and colorful, crowded beaches take the place of runway shows and models. But it’s a perfect reflection of the creative style of this New Jerseyborn designer who once aspired to be an architect. “I didn’t want to do a catalog of 10 years of fashion shows, or 10 years of beautiful images from magazines,”

he says. “It really was more a glimpse into my design process and how I think of life and design and how I travel and shoot pictures and see people. Whether it was the beautiful body of a girl jumping into the surf, or action shots of people moving on the streets, the pulse of the city in the morning or at night. I document everything with my camera and I always have sketchbooks.” Included is the dress that Rodriguez is probably the most famous for creating—the now iconic wedding gown that his good friend, Carolyn Bessette, wore when she married John F. Kennedy Jr. The book is dedicated to Bessette, and Rodriguez’s voice cracks a little when talking about her. “Carolyn was the inspiration for that dress,” he says. “She was a very beautiful woman and a great inspiration to me in my work and in my personal life. I had this great bond with her ever since we met at Calvin [Klein]. We worked together at Calvin. She was it. I love her a great deal and she was very close to me. It was fun to design my best friend’s wedding dress. If that is the one thing that people remember my work by, I’m very proud of that.” Rodriguez puts that emotion into the book, so the whole thing reads like a personal journal of the designer’s life and career. The goal was to make it one giant sketchbook with his sketches intermixed with shots of models trying on half-created dresses, fashion shots and the chaos of the street. Or the beach. Or graffiti on a building. Anything that catches the designer’s eye, he draws inspiration from. “I’m a


person who has always lived in the city, and I’m very much about the city and how the city moves and how people move within the city. The architecture of the city, and so many great architects whose work I’ve admired, have influenced me and my work,” Rodriguez says. “I photograph buildings as well as life on the street, whether it’s a village in Italy or [New York City]. I’m very curious about how things are built, which really translates into the work, because I am always building and constructing in my own way.” Rodriguez’s early desire to be an architect is obvious in the way he constructs a dress or a gown, the lines of each piece clean and simple, without frills or frippery. The book represents that with images of his boards, covered in pinned up squares of fabric to represent the building blocks of a design. And, as with many construction projects, sometimes the design is never really “finished.” “A collection could be in the works for years,” he says. “The collection that we just presented, parts of it have been ideas I’ve been evolving from past seasons, and ideas I’ve had that I’ve never made happen. … For me it’s never done. It’s a thought process that’s continuous. I think there’s a consistency to design when you think like that.” Rodriguez relived past collections last year to create pieces used in the fashion show scene at the end of 2008’s The Women, starring Meg Ryan. In the film, Ryan’s character transforms from the wronged wife of a philanderer into a strong, independent woman starting her own fashion line. It was fitting that a designer famous for dressing just such a woman was tapped to create the collection. “It was clear that they wanted to present a woman that was strong, that the work be

sort of iconic and bold and have that great Jungle Red influence here and there,” he says. “It was a great collaboration working with things from my archives and maybe changing something I made in the past or remaking something in Jungle Red.” In looking back on his work, Rodriguez says that some of his personal favorites among his collections were sometimes not the most loved by critics, but his style has always been evolving. He is always working and loves what he does. “When you get into ruts of like ‘I have to sketch,’ that’s when it becomes a chore. I’m constantly sketching. I was just in a spin class and I was sketching,” he says, laughing. “I think everyone was a little shocked when I just stopped and picked up my sketchbook and started to sketch.” But did he still pedal? “Slowly. I wasn’t jumping up and down.” Rodriguez’s designs have become more intelligent over the years, with more substance, attention to detail and a timelessness that defies trends. He certainly is a man who knows his audience. “I think the women who appreciate my work and are loyal see that I am very serious about design and the design process and making them look good,” he says. “Things are quite streamlined, and there’s no nonsense to it. They’re smart girls. They don’t get caught up in fashion trends. They’re not necessarily looking to a designer to give them a look. They have their own look.” And it is a look that will only get better. “I never like to say I’m going to do this, this and this in the next five or 10 years,” he says. “The reality is life changes, we change, the economy changes. It’s like a roller coaster. And change is good.” u

Rodriguez is known for the simplicity of his designs, which flatter everyone from Hollywood celebs to Palm Beach’s social elite.

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Style & Leisure STYLISH ACCESSORIES FOR ANY SUMMER OCCASION Photography by Robert Nelson Styled by Hilary Greene

Poolside Libations Jimmy Choo shoe, Tory Burch clutch, Balenciaga sunglasses, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; bangles, Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach; handbag, Christian Dior, Bal Harbour.

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Set Sail Sunglasses, Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach; Ralph Lauren sweater, The Breakers, Palm Beach; Lilly Pulitzer bangles, C. Oricco, Palm Beach; Michael Kors tote, Eric Javitz tote, Prada heel, Todâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sandal, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens.

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Out & About Lilly Pulitzer cardigan and bracelets, C. Orrico, Palm Beach; Gucci sunglasses, Tory Burch wedges and handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens.

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Tee Up Lacoste polo shirt, The Breakers, Palm Beach; Glam Rocks watch, Mix at The Breakers, Palm Beach; David Yurman sunglasses, Helen Kaminski visor and Todâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sneaker, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens.

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PROMOTION AND EVENTS • J U LY/AU G U ST 2 0 0 9

Peter’s Gallery Nestled between the Indian and St. Lucie rivers in Harbour Bay Plaza at Sewall’s Point, Peter’s Gallery is a collection of visual works that include fine-art originals, watercolor and sculpture. The gallery’s pieces capture a variety of imagery and feelings, from the southern tropics to classical style. 3750 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart 772-286-0696 | petersfineart.com

Sandy James Fine Food and Productions One of South Florida’s leading event planners and caterers, Sandy James designs and executes flawless, memorable occasions by combining exquisite tastes with exceptional customer service. Proprietor James Bartle—distinguished for talent, creativity and more than 25 years’ experience—works with a wide array of gatherings, including weddings, intimate dinners, galas, benefits and corporate events. 700 Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach 561-366-0012 | sandyjames.net

Vivian Hoover Interior Designs With more than 20 years’ experience, the award-winning designer uses her gift for conversation to capture a client’s vision and elicit creative ideas, ranging from traditional to modern, for new construction, renovations, furnishings and decorative additions on all residential and commercial property, including yachts. Serving Palm Beach to Stuart by appointment. 561-373-8567 | vivianhooverinteriordesign.com

Salty Home Featured in the 2009 Green Home by Home & Garden Television (HGTV), this boutique offers an eclectic mix of home furnishings, lighting, wall decor, women’s accessories, children’s decor, gifts, tableware and barware, focusing on high design at great prices for educated, design-focused, sophisticated people. 10793 S.W. Tradition Square, Port Saint Lucie 772-345-3060 | saltyhome.com


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Palm Beach Illustrated presents its annual comprehensive medical resource.


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Daniel C. Morello, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Bonnie Marting, D.N.P., A.R.N.P. Anushka Cosmedical Centre Spa & Salon Morello—Aesthetic facial, breast and body surgery, with an emphasis on natural, long-lasting results. Marting—Cosmetic dermatology, combination therapy through injectable and laser technologies. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Morello—Plastic surgery: Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University, Bellevue Medical Center; medical school: Georgetown University. Marting—Doctor of nurse practice: Rush University; advanced aesthetic medical training: Johns Hopkins University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Morello—Past president: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; board-certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Board of Surgery; National Board of Medical Examiners. Marting—American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine; American College of Phlebology. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Personal care and attention to fine details often lost in the hustle and bustle of “assembly line” practices. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Recently completed, the new Cosmedical Wing at Anushka at CityPlace was just named by London’s Tatler as one of the top 10 med spa’s in the world. It offers a full array of services, from non-surgical rejuvenation (including injectables and laser therapies) to plastic surgery. CONTACT: 701 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 • 561-820-8055 • anushkaspa.com


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Cleveland Clinic Florida Health and Wellness Center Pictured from left to right: DARRYL MILLER, M.D.: Board-certified: cardiovascular medicine and nuclear cardiology; specialty interests: echocardiography, general cardiology. ELENA DYER, M.D.: Board-certified: internal medicine; specialty interests: preventive health, including well-woman exams. WILLIAM GANS, M.D.: Board-certified: urology; specialty interests: general urology, urologic oncology, prostate disorders, incontinence, kidney stones. LAURENCE BECK, M.D.–MEDICAL DIRECTOR: Board-certified: internal medicine, nephrology; specialty interests: all aspects of adult medicine, including challenging diseases. DAWN HARRIS SHERLING, M.D.: Board-certified: internal medicine; specialty interests: preventive care, women’s health, complex medical management. MAURICE HANSON, M.D.: Board-certified: neurology; specialty interests: aging, nervous system, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders. LESTER ROSEN, M.D.: Board-certified: colon and rectal surgery; specialty interests: outpatient treatment of anorectal disorders, advanced colonoscopy techniques, complex colon and rectal consultations. CONTACT: CityPlace Tower, 525 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 • 561-804-0200 • clevelandclinicflorida.org


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Ricardo Mejia, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.S.M.S. Jupiter Dermatology & Hair Restoration Advanced dermatologic techniques in microscopic follicular unit hair transplants; Mohs microscopic skin cancer surgery and reconstruction; cosmetic dermatology; laser skin rejuvenation and hair removal. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Medical: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas; internship: Parkland Hospital, Dallas; residency: University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City; board certification, dermatology and dermatologic surgery; diplomate: American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery; fellow: American Society for Mohs Surgery; fellowship-trained hair transplant surgeon; biomedical engineer: Tulane University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Academy of Dermatology; International Society for Hair Restoration Surgeons; American Society of Mohs Surgery; American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery: Florida Society for Dermatologic Surgery; American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Single-hair, artistic recreation of natural hairline; follicular unit extractions and trichophytic donor closure for invisible scars; female hairline lowering and scar revisions; Mohs dermatoplastic facial reconstruction; eyebrow and eyelash hair transplantation; melanoma mole mapping. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Xtrac laser for psoriasis and vitiligo; BLU Light (photodynamic) therapy; advanced medical skin care with licensed aesthetician Megan Devanie; fishing; golf; videogaming with 8-year-old son. CONTACT: 2101 U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, FL 33477 • 561-748-0510 • skinandhairdoc.com


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Andrea Hass, M.D. and Brian Hass, M.D. Hass Plastic Surgery & MediSpa Andrea Hass–ophthalmic plastic surgery; Brian Hass–plastic surgery. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: Andrea Hass—Medical: University of North Carolina; internship: Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center; residency: Temple University Hospital; fellowships: Wills Eye Hospital. Brian Hass—Medical: University of Connecticut; residencies: University of Pennsylvania and New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center/Memorial-SloanKettering Cancer Center. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Andrea Hass—Diplomate: American Board of Ophthalmology; American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Brian Hass—Certifications: National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Florida Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; Palm Beach County Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons; Florida Medical Association. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: A team approach to cosmetic rejuvenation; offering exceptional plastic surgeries for eyes, face, breasts and body; nonsurgical treatments for wrinkle correction and healthier, more beautiful skin. CONTACT: Harbour Financial Center, 2401 PGA Blvd., Suite 150, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 561-624-7777 • hassplasticsurgery.com


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Douglas D. Dedo, M.D. Gardens Cosmetic Center Facial plastic and cosmetic surgery; specializing in short recovery and natural long-lasting results. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: Northwestern University Medical School; residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis; triple board certified in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery; American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery; Palm Beach County Medical Society. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Laser liposuction with skin tightening using safe awake anesthesia; 635 short recovery facelift; revision rhinoplasty; Zerona non-surgical body contouring. SPECIAL INTERESTS: President of MIMA, a medical missionary organization delivering surgical care to South America; 2007 Volunteer Physician of the Year, Palm Beach County; 2008 Surgeon of the Year, Project Access. CONTACT: 4060 PGA Blvd., Suite 204 • Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 • 561-626-FACE(3223) • dedomd.com


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Jay M. Lerner, D.D.S. and Gerard J. Lemongello, Jr., D.M.D. Lerner & Lemongello Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry Family practice focusing on state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry; aesthetic full mouth restorative and implant dentistry; Invisalign. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: Jay Lerner—Columbia University, doctorate (1982); Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, residency; Gerard Lemongello, Jr.—University of Florida, doctorate (1987). PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Dental Association (ADA), Florida Dental Association (FDA), American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), American Equilibration Society (AES), Atlantic Coast Dental Research Clinic, senior instructors of “The Aesthetic Advantage” Hands-On Aesthetic Continuum, New York University. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Smile lift with porcelain veneers; computerized bite analysis; implant restoration; Invisalign; full mouth, aesthetic restorative techniques. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Lectures nationally and internationally; published authors of articles that have appeared in dental journals; involved locally with charitable organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. CONTACT: 5602 PGA Blvd., Suite 201, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418 • 561-627-9000 • lernerlemongello.com


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David Rankin, M.D. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION: Undergraduate: Columbia University, New York, and University of Michigan; medical: Wayne State University, Detroit; general surgery: Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach; plastic surgery fellowship: Wayne State University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Society of Plastic Surgeons; American Medical Association; Florida Medical Association; Palm Beach County Medical Society; American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Breast augmentation through minimal incisions with either silicone or saline implants; implant placement through the armpit with no visible scar on the breast using small cameras (endoscopy). SPECIAL INTERESTS: Providing patients the most advanced care in plastic surgery for breast, body and face; photography, playing music (percussion) and spending time with his family. CONTACT: 641 University Blvd., Suite 103, Jupiter, FL 33458 • 4671 S. Congress Ave, Suite 100-A, Lake Worth, FL 33461 • 561-776-2830 • palmbeachsurgery.com


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Omar Abdo, D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.P. Board Certified Prosthodontist An American Dental Association recognized specialist in complex dentistry involving: crowns and bridges; cosmetic veneers and restorations; precision partials and dentures; full-mouth reconstruction; implant dentistry. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Dental: University of Illinois at Chicago; diplomate: American Board of Prosthodontics, certificate of specialty (advanced combined prosthodontics), master of science (oral science). PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Fellow: American College of Prosthodontists; member: American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Dental Association. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Three-dimensional, image-guided implant placement; conservative, cosmetic-bonded restorations. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Complex cosmetic dentistry; custom cosmetic dentures; full-mouth reconstructions; “Teeth in an Hour” implant protocol. CONTACT: 200 Central Blvd., Suite A, Jupiter, FL 33458 • 561-745-5550 dental-implants-online.com


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Mario Mazza Mazza Hair Therapy Low-level laser hair therapy; hair restoration. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Master trichologist, Intercoiffure; board-certified, International Society Hair Restoration; platform artist and educator, Redken Fifth Avenue, New York. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Intercoiffure, United States and Canada; Laser Hair Therapy Consulting Group. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Class 3A, FDA-approved laser therapy to nourish hair, stimulate growth and stop hair loss, ultimately creating a healthier, thicker and fuller appearance. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Involvement with the nonprofit Couture for Cancer organization. CONTACT: 920 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 106, Jupiter, FL 33458 561-745-6292 • mazzalaser.com


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Daniela Dadurian, M.D. MD Beauty Labs Preventive medicine and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Doctorate and residency: University of Miami School of Medicine. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (fellow), Medical Spa Society, European Society for Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, American Society of Aesthetic Mesotherapy, American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, National Association of Professional and Executive Women. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Laser body sculpting for removal of unwanted fat with minimal discomfort; nonsurgical skin rejuvenation techniques, including liquid facelift; laser skin resurfacing; face and body skin tightening: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. SPECIAL INTERESTS: International travel with two children; educational lectures; opening Medical Spa at The Whitney, summer 2009. CONTACT: 1411 N. Flagler Drive, Suite 9000, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-655-6325 â&#x20AC;˘ mdbeautylabs.com


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Stephen W. Bradford, D.M.D., P.A. Orthodontics by Bradford Orthodontics; dentofacial orthopedics. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION: Undergraduate: University of Alabama (Phi Beta Kappa); dental: University of Alabama School of Dentistry (honors); orthodontic specialty certification: Louisiana State University. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics; (Dale B. Wade Award for clinical excellence); American Association of Orthodontists; Southern Association of Orthodontists; South Florida Association of Orthodontists; advisory boards: Seacoast National Bank and ORMCO. INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES: Damon System (no-tightening) braces; comprehensive adult restorative treatment; Invisalign; Invisalign Teen; laser enhancement of gingival tissues; cleft lip and palate treatment. SPECIAL INTERESTS: Family (married to Lei Ann 21 years, three children); Palm Beach Community Church; golf; travel; boating. CONTACT: 11380 Prosperity Farms Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 • 561-694-3006 • orthobybradford.com


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DISH v COOL AND SWEET Of the many ways to combat the summer heat, stopping for a refreshing Italian sorbetto is one of the best. At Dolce de Palma in West Palm Beach, owner Anthony de Palma makes his every other day, using fresh local ingredients combined with fruit bases imported from Italy. On the days when he’s not concocting sorbetto, he’s making (you guessed it) gelato. Delightful flavors like Blood Orange, Lemon, Mixed Berry, Pistachio and Peanut Butter are only part of his repertoire. Dolce de Palma Gelateria & Café, West Palm Beach (561-833-6460, dolcedepalma.com)

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SUMMER SIPPING Cool cocktails for hot nights BY MARK SPIVAK

The ritual of the summer cocktail seems imbedded in our DNA. Perhaps it’s an outgrowth of the pleasantly lazy feeling of having time on our hands—the leisure to nap in a hammock, read a book or invent a drink that reflects our enjoyment of the moment. This summer, blood oranges seem to be as hot as pomegranates were last year. Solerno, a blood orange liqueur from Sicily, is turning up in cocktails in urban lounges as upscale as Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel. It may be served on the rocks, mixed with sparkling wine, or used to enliven traditional drinks such as the margarita. If you’re more adventurous, consider X-Rated Fusion Liqueur. Described by the manufacturer as “a sensuous blend of ultra-premium French vodka and rich blood oranges, mingling with mangos and passion fruit,” it’s used to make concoctions such as the X-Rated iced tea, pink lemonade or Latin lover. 98

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If you think you’re seeing more mai tais, scorpions and piña coladas than ever before, you’re not hallucinating. The tiki lounge is back, and Polynesian pop is all the rage across the country (we have a head start, of course, since it never really went out of style in Florida). To take advantage of this trend, SKYY vodka has added a pineapple-flavored vodka to its line of Infusions offerings, which already includes passion fruit, raspberry and citrus. SKYY Infusions Pineapple is featured in cocktails such as the hula dancer’s delight and toasted coconut colada. One of the more interesting spirits to appear recently is p.i.n.k. vodka, which happens not to be pink. P.i.n.k. (the meaning of the acronym is known only to the producer) is a blend of Dutch vodka, caffeine and guarana, which also stimulates the nervous system. Lest you think this is an adult version


of a Monster, an ounce of p.i.n.k. contains the same uplift as half a cup of coffee, without the sugar and carbohydrates found in energy drinks. Described as having a “playfully naughty side,” it’s used to make the p.i.n.k. screwdriver, the p.i.n.k. Mary, and—of course—the p.i.n.k. flamingo. Few beverages have been as popular as tea the past few years, and the makers of Zen Green Tea Liqueur are capitalizing on it. Made by Suntory in Japan, Zen incorporates the taste of matcha green tea leaves. James Labe, America’s first “tea sommelier,” has created a series of cocktails that combines Zen Green Tea Liqueur with a number of different teas including jasmine pearl green (Zen Blossom), Earl Grey (Zen Awakening) and mercy oolong (Zen Goddess). It’s a painless shortcut to enlightenment. There are many new and different ways to make use of the contents of your liquor

cabinet. Grand Marnier may conjure up images of winter nights and roaring fires, but a little bit will also enhance the flavor of a margarita, and it may be substituted for rum to make a striking version of a mojito. Even better is the Orange Crush, in which the flavors of the liqueur are enhanced by orange chunks, lemon juice and Angostura bitters. Slipping a shot or two into your sangria will provide both an amplified taste sensation and inspired dinner conversation. Consumers often regard the creation of new cocktails as blueprints that must be followed exactly. In reality, the reverse is true. Mixologists come up with new recipes the same way we do—by trial and error. The moral? Stock a supply of your favorite beverages and cocktail components, feel free to experiment and keep that hammock handy. ◆

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Clockwise from left: Veal Chop Parmigiano; romantic outdoor seating; the Summer Heirloom Tomato and Burratta Salad.

BACK TO BASICS

The tradition of expertly prepared authentic Italian cuisine continues at Vic & Angelo’s new location. BY MARK SPIVAK

Long before we had Northern Italian restaurants in America, there were many places like Vic & Angelo’s. They were generally neighborhood restaurants that were busy and crowded. The tablecloths were a pattern of checkered red and white, and Chianti bottles functioned as makeshift lamps. They served the classic dishes of Southern Italy, and did them well. Vic & Angelo’s Delray Beach location comes out of that tradition, although marbletopped tables have replaced the checkered tablecloths of old, and the Chianti bottles are 100 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

full and offered for sale. What you get at Vic & Angelo’s are large portions of Italian comfort food, zesty and expertly prepared. Be advised that this is not a place for an intimate, romantic rendezvous. The restaurant is full on most evenings, and tables are packed tightly together. Depending on the night, disco, classical or Italian music plays in the background, reverberating off hard surfaces of tile and brick; the occasional freight train rolls by on the adjacent Atlantic Avenue tracks. It adds up to a convivial atmosphere, in which you’re likely to

fall into conversation with your neighbors. A grilled artichoke ($12.50) is an excellent way to begin the meal. The tasty artichoke is cut into large pieces, stuffed with herbed breadcrumbs after grilling, and served with a dipping sauce of herb-infused mayonnaise. Other traditional appetizers include calamari (grilled or fried) and an Old School Meatball, accompanied by tomatoes, peppers, basil and whipped ricotta. Among pastas, the Linguine & Clams ($19.50), offered either in red or white sauce, is a delight. The white version is


packed with an abundance of garlic and sprinkled with hot pepper flakes. Plump, tiny clams garnish the dish, and the pasta is cooked to perfection. Entrées span a range that includes dryaged steaks and chops, burgers made with grass-fed beef, and fresh seafood. Tender veal scaloppine ($24.50) is served in an intense reduction of veal stock, accompanied by creamy Parmesan risotto and garlicky porcini jus. Daily specials such as silky, sashimi-grade tuna ($34) are spectacular, lightly grilled and placed on a bed of sautéed vegetables and white beans. Pizzas also are a good choice here—fired in a coal oven at 900 degrees, the thin crust emerges crisp and delectable. The wine list encompasses several hundred selections; except for a handful of options from California, they are all Italian, and most of them have been chosen to match the food. While prices tend to be high, there are bargains to be found, such as the Borgo Conventi Sauvignon from Italy’s Collio region ($35) that accompanied our dishes. The open wines are served by the quartino (8.5 ounces), perfect for sharing or topping off a glass. Open less than a year, Vic & Angelo’s has become wildly popular, and reservations are imperative on weekends and during the season. Culinary Director Glen Manfra has been the driving force behind many successful Italian restaurants in the area, and has delivered quality and significant value in Delray. ◆

VIc & Angelo’s was developed by David Manero, and is the sister restaurant to the one in Palm Beach Gardens. Below: Calamari Fritte

VIC & ANGELO’S WHERE: 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-278-9570, vicandangelos. com) OPEN: lunch daily, 11:30 a.m.3 p.m.; dinner Monday-Saturday 3 p.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-10 p.m. RESERVATIONS: essential FOOD: classic, zesty Italian ATMOSPHERE: crowded and noisy SERVICE: friendly and helpful PRICE: moderate DRESS: come as you are PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2009 101


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DINING LISTINGS

A SELECTIVE GUIDE TO PALM BEACH AREA RESTAURANTS, ENCAPSULATED FROM PREVIOUS REVIEWS BY MARK SPIVAK, PBI’S FOOD AND WINE EDITOR.

PALM BEACH AMICI Succeeds by allowing the ingredients to speak for themselves. The dishes are flavorful and imaginative. 375 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-832-0201) ANGLE The inventive cuisine makes this a destination that compares to the best restaurants in Palm Beach. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561-533-6000)

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Il Bacio has opened its doors in downtown Delray Beach. Billed as a restaurant and ultra lounge, this is the first South Florida venture by restaurateur Steven Pellegrino, and couples quality food with a hip nightclub vibe. Italian for “the kiss,” Il Bacio is open for both lunch and dinner, and the menus feature cold and warm tapas, pizzettes and small entrées. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available, including VIP cabanas and private booths. Nightly themed entertainment comes in the form of DJs or live bands performing on the outdoor stage. Our favorite? Polyester Wednesdays, where we can dance the night away to our favorite ’70s and ’80s hits. 561-865-7785

GOING GREEK As the weather is getting hotter, we love to beat the heat with a cold drink while sitting outside. Ouzo Blue in PGA Commons fits the bill with a variety of specialty cocktails, including the tongue-twisting Grey Goose Zeus Juice and the Spartan’s Last Stand. We enjoyed our beverages with fresh pita bread with hummus and tzatziki, and an order of dolmades (stuffed grape leaves) from their meze menu. The full menu features traditional Greek dishes served with interesting and flavorful twists. For a special treat, enjoy the Seafood Platter for two, which has prawns, mussels and calamari, and a whole snapper that is filleted tableside. Stay later for the belly dancers, where table dancing is encouraged. Palm Beach Gardens (561-776-3188, ouzoblue.com)

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BISTRO CHEZ JEAN-PIERRE Updated versions of French bistro classics with a stellar wine list. 132 N. County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-1171) CAFÉ BOULUD The food is a striking blend of French country and global modern. 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach (561-655-6060) CAFÉ L’EUROPE Highlights include continental dishes with an innovative flair, wonderful desserts and an astonishing wine list. 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-4020) THE CIRCLE DINING ROOM This is the brunch of your dreams, accompanied by mimosas and ocean views. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) COCO PALM BEACH First-rate sushi, authentic dim sum and interesting cooked dishes. 290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach (561-832-3734) L’ESCALIER Rich and intensely flavored, the food is a fascinating blend of the old and the new. The wine cellar has won Wine


Spectator’s coveted Grand Award every year since 1981. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) PALM BEACH GRILL Emphasizing freshness and consistency, the Palm Beach outpost of Houston’s offers the classics we have come to expect—ribs, grilled steaks and seafood dishes. 336 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561-835-1077) RENATO’S First-rate Italian and continental fare in a European setting. Dine on the patio in good weather, and experience one of the most romantic settings Palm Beach has to offer. 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach (561-655-9752)

THE RESTAURANT AT THE FOUR SEASONS Stunning ocean views, remarkable service and a new menu featuring contemporary cuisine and seafood. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-582-2800) THE SEAFOOD BAR AT THE BREAKERS The freshest fish and shellfish from the four corners of the United States. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) TA-BOÓ The menu features classics such as prime rib and cold poached salmon, augmented by inventive daily specials. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561-835-3500)

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WEST PALM BEACH CAFE SAPORI The menu offers classics from every region of Italy. 205 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (561-805-7313) LA SIRENA This Northern Italian beauty focuses on the cooking of the Amalfi Coast. 6316 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-585-3128)

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CHEF TALK JOHN BELLEME, Henry’s Chef John Belleme is a true family man. This South Florida native and father of four, credits his father, cookbook author and health authority John Sr., for his Asian cooking influences. As the new executive chef at Henry’s in Delray Beach, Belleme is stirring up some exciting comfort food favorites, but this isn’t his first time working with restaurateur Burt Rapoport, whose Rapoport’s Restaurant Group owns Henry’s, as well as Clematis Social, Opus 5 and Bogart’s. Belleme has been creating outstanding dishes in Rapoport’s family of restaurants for nearly 17 years. In fact, in addition to his new role at Henry’s, Belleme will continue to manage the kitchen at Opus 5. (561-638-1949, henrysofbocaraton.com)

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of time in Japan and even speaks the language, a little. I lived with my father in 1976 as a young teenager in Boston, in what you would have to call a macrobiotic commune or what was referred to at the time as a “macrobiotic study house.” Part of my responsibilities was to help plan and prepare dinner for the occupants and guests, 2530 people at a time. It was very interesting and the kitchen was the only warm room in the house. I could go on and on about my experiences in the commune but what’s most important is it’s where I got my start in cooking and most of the cuisine was Japanese as well as other Asian influences. I believe a lot of the Asian influences in my cooking goes all the way back to the culture I experienced with my time in Boston at the study house. ■ HOW DO YOU PLAN TO PUT YOUR OWN TAKE ON HENRY’S COMFORT FOOD? WHAT NEW MENU ITEMS ARE YOU WORKING ON?

We just rolled out the new menu and the influences are mostly what we would have to describe as 50-percent classic comfort foods utilizing the best ingredients, lightening it up a bit, like Veal Parmigiano or Yankee-Style Pot Roast with mushrooms and Yukon Gold Potato Mash; and 50-percent modern comfort foods like Caramelized Onion Crusted Yellowtail Snapper or Asian Barbecued Scottish Salmon. ■ WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD?

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PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO Light and elegant dishes blend in with rustic country favorites on the classic menu. 101 N. Clematis Street, West Palm Beach (561-833-5090)

LAKE WORTH PARADISO RISTORANTE This trattoria serves traditional Italian fare along with some surprises, all of it outstanding. 625 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth (561-547-2500)

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ABE & LOUIE’S In addition to serving outstanding beef, the menu features classic New England seafood dishes. 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-447-0024) ABSINTHE This “sophisticated American brasserie” serves traditional bistro fare infused with exotic and eclectic touches. 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561-620-3754) THE ADDISON Top-shelf ingredients presented in distinctive and imaginative ways. 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton (561-395-9335)


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palate v dining out BOVA RISTORANTE This restaurant offers some of the most authentic northern Italian fare in southern Palm Beach County. The comprehensive menu is augmented by a good wine list. 1450 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (561-362-7407) CAFFÉ LUNA ROSA Consistent versions of classic Northern Italian dishes. Add an oceanfront location and a wine list offering a dazzling array of Super Tuscans, and you have a winner. 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach (561-274-9404)

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Harbour Financial Center 2401 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 www.hassplasticsurgery.com CASA D’ANGELO Chef Rickie Piper places his emphasis on market-fresh ingredients, backed up by faultless execution. 171 E. Palmetto Park Rd., Boca Raton (561-338-1703) CHOPS LOBSTER BAR This terrific addition to the south county dining scene raises the steak house concept beyond what most customers could possibly expect, and also offers a wide selection of fresh seafood. 101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton (561-395-2675) CUCINA D’ANGELO This restaurant faithfully recreates the feeling of dining in Tuscany, in terms of both food and decor. 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561-750-2344) CUT 432 This modern steak house has a hip, high-energy environment. Executive Chef Anthony Pizzo is a believer in “innovation without over-complication.” 432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-272-9898) HENRY’S American comfort food offerings include split pea soup, meat loaf and even chicken pot pie. 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach (561-638-1949) KYOTO SUSHI AND SAKE LOUNGE The array of raw fish is augmented by a selection of 106 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED


cooked dishes and a good wine list. 25 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-330-2275)

well-trained staff. 11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-4994)

LA CIGALE “A taste of the Mediterranean,” serving classic French dishes, along with new influences from Spain, Italy and North Africa. 523 S.E. 5th Ave., Delray Beach (561-265-0600)

IRONWOOD GRILLE This restaurant is best described as a steak house with flair. Inventive dishes and unusual twists highlight the menu. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2000)

NEW YORK PRIME This steak house has it all: first-rate raw materials, flawlessly executed dishes, and tables spaced far enough apart for private conversations. 2350 Executive Center Drive N.W., Boca Raton (561-998-3881)

GAZEBO CAFÉ Enjoy classics such as oysters Rockefeller, seafood crêpes, Dover sole and rack of lamb. 2151 Alternate A1A S., Jupiter (561-748-5878)

THE STATION HOUSE While the clam chowder, Ipswich steamers and fish dishes are noteworthy, the specialty is perfectly prepared Maine lobster. 233 W. Lantana Road, Lantana (561-547-9487)

LITTLE MOIR’S FOOD SHACK Put on your jeans and enjoy some of the freshest and most creatively prepared seafood in the area. 103 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-741-3626)

SUITE 225 This hip fusion eatery offers excellent sushi and intriguing Oriental dishes. 225 E. Ocean Ave., Lantana (561-582-2255)

RA SUSHI Some of the best raw fish around. The large menu also offers an interesting selection of cooked dishes. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561-340-2112)

TRULUCK’S This specialty crab house features ocean-fresh seafood in imaginative preparations. 351 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-391-0755)

SEASONS 52 Every dish on the menu contains fewer than 475 calories, and is intensely flavored and delicious. 11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gardens (561-625-5852)

ZED451 This innovative restaurant has its roots in the Brazilian churrascaria, where a cavalcade of succulent, grilled meats are carved tableside; the Harvest Table appetizers will delight vegetarians. 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-393-3451)

SOLU RESTAURANT Chef Carlos Jorge blends elements of different Asian cuisines with traditional Caribbean favorites. The dishes are complex and carefully constructed. 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Resort at Singer Island (561-340-1795)

NORTH COUNTY

THE TIDES “Treasure Coast cuisine”— Florida dishes enhanced by Latin touches, along with elements of the Caribbean and the Deep South. 3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach (772-234-3966)

7 ORCHIDS Authentic Thai cuisine—gloriously fresh and taking advantage of the best ingredients and spices to be found. 2621 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart (772-781-7717) BUONASERA Classic and perfectly executed Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting. 2145 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-744-0543) CAFÉ CHARDONNAY Chef/Owner Frank Eucalitto has augmented the menu with influences from Latin America and Asia. 4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2662) THE CAPITAL GRILLE Offers classic steak house fare, complemented by a remarkably

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MARTIN COUNTY 11 MAPLE STREET The daily menu fuses organic produce, fresh seafood and free-range game into some of the most inspired fare in South Florida. 3224 N.E. Maple Ave., Jensen Beach (772-334-7714) RISTORANTE CLARETTA The Northern Italian food is classic and beautifully prepared. 3036 S.W. Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City (772-219-9940) ◆ PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2009 107


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Creating unique vignettes within larger rooms is a key element to the style of Riehl Designs Inc. For this West Palm Beach vacation home, they created a sitting area bursting with color and texture, using iron, glass, woven rattan and velvet. The original artwork pulls the area together and provides a dramatic backdrop against the more neutral color palette. Riehl Designs Inc., Palm Beach (561-829-8511, riehldesigns.com)

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THE WILD ONE You can’t go wrong with a classic leather armchair. We like the shape of the Graham chair ($2,550$2,800) from Restoration Hardware— retro yet sturdy. West Palm Beach (561804-6826, restorationhardware.com)

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BEACH SCENE Bring a touch of the sea inside with the coral pattern of Hickory Chair’s Sherwood Forest wing chair ($2,825). Barkley International Design, Fort Pierce (772-5649099, barkleyinternational.com)

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PORTRAYED AS REPLETE WITH WONDERFUL AND AMUSING CONTRADICTIONS, NAPLES IS PERCEIVED AS FRIENDLY AND PRIVATE; WEALTHY AND MODEST; AFFLUENT BUT NOT ELITIST; HOMETOWN BUT NOT PROVINCIAL. RESIDENTS ARE LARGELY MIDWESTERN, UNPRETENTIOUS PROFESSIONALS, MOSTLY ENTREPRENEURS, WHO ARE ACTIVE OR RETIRED CEOS. AMONG THEM ARE A FEW LAID-BACK CELEBRITIES WHO DO NOT WANT TO DEPRIVE THEMSELVES OF EXTRAVAGANCES, BUT CRAVE DISCRETION.

Sophistication coupled with charm permeates the streets, shops, galleries, bistros and restaurants. Naples has had a careful evolution. Unlike other cities that have gained rapid growth and great popularity, Naples has neither exploded nor blown up. Rather, it has evolved—matured like fine wine. That down-to-earth quality does not depreciate the luxury or culture thriving in Naples. There are plentiful upscale stores, fine art galleries, elegant dining, exquisite bistros, deluxe resorts, and an extensive selection of other cultural activities. Part of the sophistication of Naples is derived from its rich culture. In addition to offering more than 100 art galleries, the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art contains 15 galleries with entrance gates by Albert Paley and a ceiling created by glass artist Dale Chihuly. The museum also offers lectures and educational programs. The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts is an exceptional 1,222-seat hall that hosts more than 400 performances and visual arts events, including Broadway shows, symphonies, and ballets. It is also the home of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. Downtown, the von Liebig Art Center, situated next to Cambier Park, features contemporary American art in addition to works from visiting exhibitions. Lectures and workshops are available as well. Gulfshore Playhouse is a local group that offers live theater performances at the Norris Center, while the Sugden Community Theatre hosts a community theater troupe, The Naples Players. The Naples Jazz Society and Classic Chamber Concerts play there as well. Art galleries are located throughout the city. Functional art, photographs, landscapes, SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE

portraits, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, sculptures, watercolor scenes and hand-blown glass comprise just some of the inventory. Four Winds showcases Native American jewelry and artwork, and Galerie du Soleil offers a wonderful experience for artist exhibitions and private gatherings, as well as spectacular paintings, drawings and sculptures. Third Street South may be enough of a reason to visit Naples or motivate you to extend your stay. This elegant shopping area offers formal to casual retail stores, fine art galleries, antique shops, home furnishings, great restaurants, gift stores, jewelry boutiques, bookstores, ice cream and more. Stores like Tommy Bahama are alongside boutiques unique to Naples, such as Tickled Pink, Fancy Nancy’s and Kathryn’s. Marissa Collections carries top designers, including Michael Kors, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta, and Gattle’s offers linens and accessories. Third Street maintains world-class sophistication, while it also is the Main Street that most of America is missing today. Park your car and spend the day strolling along the landscaped streets and grab a bite at one of the charming eateries, such as SeaSalt and Campiello, or indulge at nearby restaurants on Fifth Avenue South, like Bistro 821. The finest hotels are minutes away and the Gulf is just down the sreet. Throughout the year, there are special events downtown that offer live music, sidewalk fairs and art shows. Farther east on Fifth Avenue South is Bayfront. Situated on Naples Bay, the brick paths and European architecture offer casual restaurants, fine dining, upscale shops and art galleries. Tin City, in the same area, is reminiscent of Naples’ nautical and fishing history. For more shopping, Mercato in North


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Naples offers a variety of specialty stores, like Sur La Table and Whole Foods Market, and restaurants, including The Capital Grille, McCormick & Schmickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and AZN Azian Cuizine. The beautiful Waterside Shops and The Village on Venetian Bay offer a vast selection of upscale stores, boutiques, cafĂŠs and restaurants at the north end of Naples. The stores at Waterside offer items as exquisite as the surroundings. The modern architecture and fountains provide a perfect setting for designer stores that include Cartier, DeBeers, Ferragamo, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Village on Venetian Bay is equally charming, resembling a European village on the water with unique boutiques and fine restaurants including M Waterfront Grille and MiraMare. Resort town, vacation destination or weekend getawayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;once here, visitors

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accommodations on seven miles of beachfront. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples provides a luxurious experience as well. It offers three miles of sandy beaches, private balconies overlooking the Gulf, seven restaurants, a sumptuous spa, and myriad activities, including tennis and golf. Guests can enjoy the 36-hole Tiburón Golf Club at The RitzCarlton Golf Resort, Naples, located about three miles away, with shuttle service provided. The Bellasera Hotel and the Inn on Fifth are elegant, sophisticated boutique hotels with close proximity to the Gulf. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club is not only beautiful, but also historic. It has been under the direction of three generations of the Watkins family since 1946, who have spent millions in renovations to make it the deluxe resort that it is today. Summer is special as the hotel offers the SummerJazz on the Gulf free concert series on the Watkins Lawn.

Although Naples is cosmopolitan, its essence is tranquil. Eighty percent of the land in Collier County is protected, and includes the Big Cypress National Preserve, Everglades National Park, sanctuaries, preserves, parks and forests. The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and the Naples Zoo are terrific examples of the area’s ecological wonders, and both attractions are ideal for kids. In the late 1800s, Kentucky U.S. Senator John S. Williams and publisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal, Walter Haldeman, envisioned developing the land. Following their arrival, Naples was elevated to “resort town” stature. Significant changes took place in the 1920s, thanks to Barron Collier, who purchased more than one million acres of land and later donated $1 million to help develop the Tamiami Trail linking Naples

He loves our golf course. She adores our spa. And they both look forward to dinner by the Gulf. Located in the heart of Naples, on what Travel Channel called “America’s Best Beach,” ours is the only gulf-front resort with onsite golf, tennis and spa, plus multiple restaurants and lounges and a Beach Klub 4 Kids.

and Miami in 1928. Naples’ popularity grew as magazine articles waxed lyrical about the attractive weather and abundant fish and game. Development did not soar, however, until after World War II, when U.S. servicemen who had been stationed in Collier County returned to the area. Within 30 years, the population of Collier County more than tripled. Insurance monies from Hurricane Donna in 1960 generated construction and growth snowballed. The growth trend is still taking place in Naples today. Naples is getting younger. According to the Economic Development Council, the age group 35-54 is the largest in Collier County and 75 percent of the population is under the retirement age. To paraphrase an advertising slogan: This is not your grandfather’s Naples; but it is still a place of natural beauty, history and culture.

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Barbie Millicent Roberts doesn’t look a day over 25, but the original material girl turned 50 this year. Debuted in 1959 by Mattel, Barbie has been outfitted by more than 70 famous couturiers, has had 108 inspirational careers and has represented 59 nationalities. Old School Square’s Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture in Delray Beach celebrates the anniversary with “Barbie’s Back and She’s 50!” The exhibition, which runs through October 25, features more than 1,000 Barbie dolls and accessories including the original No. 1 and 2 dolls from 1959. oldschool.org —Lola Thélin

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July/August 2009 GOINGS ON JULY 1 Turtle Walk, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach, to July 31, $10 members, $15 nonmembers. (561-627-8280, marinelife.org) Teen Summer Theatre Program, hosted by Palm Beach Community College, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, to July 3, $395. (561207-5905, pbcc.edu/eisseycampustheatre.xml) 4 Fourth on Flagler, food, entertainment, fireworks, downtown West Palm Beach, free. (561-822-1515, wpb.org/4th)

Clockwise from top: Cabaret performers Johnny Rodgers, Tony DeSare and Sheera Ben-David are part of the Colony Hotel’s Royal Room summer lineup.

SHOW STOPPING STARS There’s no need to go to Manhattan to experience jaw-dropping cabaret. The Colony Hotel is bringing back the season’s favorite performers with its summer lineup every Friday and Saturday. “Music and fun, that’s what the Colony is offering every weekend in Palm Beach,” says Rob Russell, the hotel’s entertainment director. “From some of Manhattan’s top cabaret performers in the Royal Room to Motown Fridays and Saturday Night Cast Parties in Polo, there’s going to be good times for everyone as part of The Colony’s House Party weekends, [which lasts] through Labor Day.” Award-winning artist and songwriter Johnny Rodgers will perform July 3 and July 10-11. After a six-year hiatus, he makes his return to the Royal Room fresh from his role in Liza’s at the Palace on Broadway. Avery Sommers, known for her big voice and roles in Broadway shows including Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Chicago, will perform July 17-28, July 24-25 and July 31. On August 14-15 and August 21-22, singer and pianist Tony DeSare will please the crowd with his infectious take on classic standards. Back by popular demand, the saucy Sheera Ben-David will perform August 28-29 and September 4-5. A favorite for her comic numbers and ability to change the energy in a room, this is an act you won’t want to miss. Performances begin at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for dinner. Dinner and show is $85 per person, or $50 for shows only. Call for reservations. (561-659-8100, thecolonypalmbeach.com) —Nicole Linton 126 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Delray Beach July 4th Celebration, festivities begin at 8 a.m. and feature a sand castle competition, patriotic bicycle and scooter parade and fireworks, intersection of AIA and Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach, free. (561-279-1380, downtowndelray beach.com) 6 Inventions that Changed the World, summer camp, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, to July 10, $200 members, $225 nonmembers. (561-6552833, flaglermuseum.us) 9 3rd Annual “Summer FUN” Show, coin show hosted by Florida United Numismatists, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, to July 11, call for prices. (561-3663000, funtopics.com) Art After Dark, “Midsummer’s Night Mystery at the Museum,” art, live music, films and refreshments, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $8 adults, $3 children. (561-832-5196, norton.org) 10 Sushi & Stroll, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, free for members, $5 nonmembers. (561-495-0233, morikami.org) 11 Historical Walking Tours of Worth Avenue, with James Ponce, beginning in the Gucci Courtyard, 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, free, donations accepted. (561-659-6909, worth-avenue.com)


Mamma Mia!, the musical based on the songs of ABBA, will be performed at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach August 4-9. Tickets cost $25-$90. (561-832-7469, kravis.org)

PERFORMING ARTS JULY 1 Some Kind of Wonderful!, an evening of music featuring songs by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, the Temptations and more, Florida Stage, Manalapan, to Aug. 30, $45-$48. (561-585-3433, floridastage.org) Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare, 2009 Festival Repertory Theatre, FAU, University Theatre, Boca Raton, to July 12, $15-$20. (800-564-9539, fauevents.com)

16 Kids Fitness Interactive Youth Sports Experience, Americraft Expo Center, West Palm Beach, to July 17, $12 per child. (561-233-3178, palmbeachsports.com)

14 Art After Dark, “Off the Wall,” art, live music, films and refreshments, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $8 adults, $3 children. (561-832-5196, norton.org)

20 Magicians and Music in the Gilded Age, summer camp, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, to July 24, $200 members, $225 nonmembers. (561-6552833, flaglermuseum.us)

14 Sushi & Stroll, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, free for members, $5 nonmembers. (561-4950233, morikami.org)

25 The Herbal Home Spa, learn how to use herbs to pamper yourself at home with herbal baths and facials, reservations needed, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton, $20. (561-338-1582, gumbo limbo.org)

Dark Chocolate Poppies, Ben Schonzeit

10 Still Jewish After All These Years!, with Avi Hoffman, Little Theatre at Santaluces, Lantana, to July 26, $20. (561-4824144, newvistatheatre.com) 11 The Eagles, 3-D laser concert performance, Dekelboum Planetarium, West Palm Beach, $8. (561-832-1988, sfsm.org) 12 Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival, chamber music concerts, Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Delray Beach, also July 19 and 26, call for prices. (561-5471070, 800-330-6874, pbcmf.org) Little Girl II C65, Lynn Chadwick

GOINGS ON AUGUST 8 2009 Loggerhead Triathlon, 3/8 mile ocean swim, 13 mile bike and 3.1 mile run, registration closes Aug. 7, Carlin Park, Jupiter, $60-$95. (561-746-7111, altavistas ports.com) Historical Walking Tours of Worth Avenue, with James Ponce, beginning in the Gucci Courtyard, 256 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, free, donations accepted. (561-659-6909, worth-avenue.com)

ELAINE BAKER GALLERY IN BOCA RATON HOSTS A SEASON PREVIEW SHOW FEATURING WORKS BY STANLEY BOXER, LYNN CHADWICK, DAN CHRISTENSEN, LOUISE NEVELSON, BEN SCHONZEIT, BOAZ VAADIA AND MORE, JULY 1 TO AUGUST 31. (561-241-3050, ELAINEBAKER GALLERY.COM) PALMBEACHILLUSTRATED.COM | JULY/AUGUST 2009 127


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29 Wine & All That Jazz … & More, Boca Raton Resort & Club, call for more information and prices. (561-395-4433, bocaratonchamber.com)

GALLERIES Addison Gallery, Boca Raton. “John Schuyler: Beneath the Surface,” July 11-31, new works featuring a palette of whites. (561-338-9007, addisongallery.com) Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach. Pastels and drawings by Ann Norton, to Sept. 13. (561-832-5328, ansg.org) Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. Summer Art Camp Exhibit, work from the youth summer camp students from kindergarten through high school, Aug. 14-21. (561-832-1776, armoryart.org)

Bon Odori dancers performing the traditional Bon dancing.

16 Shakespeare by the Sea, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Carlin Park, Jupiter, to July 19, also July 23-26, free. (561-575-7336, pbshakespeare.org)

Fushu Daiko performs under the Yagura at Bon Festival.

Beach, call for prices. (800-330-6874, 561547-1070, pbcmf.org)

17 Private Lives, Noel Coward’s comedy, to Aug. 16, Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, $40-$42. (561-514-4042, palmbeachdramaworks.org)

7 Coppelia, Florida Classical Ballet Theatre, Eissey CampusTheatre, FAU, Palm Beach Gardens, $20-$30. (561-630-8235, fcbt.org)

24 Albert Cummings, 2008 BluesWax Blues Artist of the Year, guitarist and vocalist, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $30. (772286-7827, lyrictheatre.com)

20 Art & Jazz on the Avenue, live entertainment, art exhibitions and demonstrations, downtown Delray Beach, free. (downtowndelraybeach.com)

31 Annie Get Your Gun, presented by the students of the Conservatory of Performing Arts, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, to Aug. 1, $15-$20. (561-575-2223, jupitertheatre.org)

23 Music at St. Paul’s, “Dueling Divas of Jazz,” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, suggested donation $15. (561-278-6003)

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27 Boca’s Ballroom Battle 2009, community leaders take flight across the dance floor, Boca Raton Resort & Club, $75, $100 VIP. (561-347-6799, bocaratonchamber.com)

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton. “David Maxwell: To the Point,” to July 19; 58th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, to Aug. 30. (561-392-2500, bocamuseum.org) Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Delray Beach. “Barbie’s Back and She’s 50!,” to Oct. 25. (561-243-7922, oldschool.org) Crest Theatre Galleries, Delray Beach. “Ten Women in Art,” to Aug. 2. (561-2437922, oldschool.org) Exor Galleries, Boca Raton. “Purvis Young: Raw,” to July 30. (561-361-7474, exorgalleries.com) Griffin Gallery Ancient Art, Boca Raton. “Bes: The Egyptian Dwarf God,” July 11-31; “Chancay Pottery: Featuring a Viringo Dog Whistle,” Aug. 1-31. (561994-0811, griffingallery.net) Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach. Selected images from gallery collection, through the summer. (561-805-9550, holdenluntz.com)


Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Tequesta. “Earth Elements” and “Find Art: Staff Style,” both to July 16; “Surfari,” featuring surf memorabilia, to Sept. 4. (561-746-3101, lighthousearts.org) Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach. “Summer Exhibition: New works from the studios of our New York, Cape Cod, Atlanta, California & Florida artists,” through the summer. (772-234-8811, meghancandlergallery.com) Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. “The Human Form in Japanese Art,” to Sept. 13. (561-495-0233, morikami.org) Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. “Roman Vishniac: Selections from the Vanished World,” to July 26; “Off the Wall: The Human Form in Sculpture” and “Disney: The Music Behind the Magic, 1928-Today,” both to Sept. 6. (561-832-5196, norton.org)

“Amazing Feats of Aging,” on show at the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach until August 23, explores how and why animals age and what scientists can do to increase a life span. Tickets cost $6-$9. (561-832-1988, sfsm.org)

Spa at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens. Works by internationally renowned Florida artist Don Ray, to Sept. 7. (561-627-3111, pgaresort.com, donrayart.com) Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens. Works by Luis Sanchez and Cynthia Markert, July 1-31. (561-799-3333, studioegallery.com) Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. “Contemporary Still Life from the Permanent Collection,” to Aug. 9; “Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rock Mountain Quilt Museum,” to Oct. 25. (772-231-0707, verobeachmuseum.org) ◆

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A young boy learns about animals and their life span.

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Design of the Times Our annual look at hot design trends in home decor The Art of the Table Palm Beach hostess Victoria Amory creates amazing tablescapes An Affair to Remember

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Event: Around the World With Hearts and Hope annual gala Venue: The Bearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, Jupiter Benefiting: Hearts and Hope Inc. 1. Dana Martin, Stephanie Pinkham 2. Dean Morehouse, Patrice Austin 3. Denise Capriati, Erin Ganter, Claudia McCaig 4. Tucker Frederickson, Ira Fenton 5. Melissa Ziober, Noe Guerra 6. Liezl Els, Sherrye Fenton

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Event: Beauty Luncheon Venue: Anushka Spa, Salon and Cosmedical Center, West Palm Beach Hosted by: Helene Kaye Kaplan 1. Janice Worth, Helene Kaye Kaplan, Anushka Blau 2. Paula Schulof, Marlene Strauss, Nancy Carter, Ginger Feuer, Gladys Alpert 3. Helene Kaye Kaplan, Dan Morello, Bonnie Marting 4. Janice Worth, Mona Morello, Adrien Arpel 5. Jan Barcel, J.C. Meyers, Marge Gershwin, Ellen Eisenberg 6. Caroline Srybnick, Jody Weissman, Anushka Blau, Lisa Schad

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Event: Reception to celebrate One Thousand Ocean Venue: One Thousand Ocean sales & design center, Boca Raton Hosted by: LXR Luxury Resorts and Karen Lynne Gallery 1. Louis Shuster, Pamela and Paul Fishman 2. Carol Connors, Yaacov Heller 3. Deborah and Ted Bernstein 4. Jamie Telchin, Karen Lynne Asher 5. Michel Pellus, Yehuda Fishfeld 6. Casey and Timolin Cole

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Event: CityPlace Tower tenant welcome reception Venue: CityPlace South Tower, West Palm Beach Sponsored by: Related Companies, Crocker Partners and Palm Beach Illustrated 1. Jon Blunk, Lyn Harris, Steve Barry 2. Lia O’Conner, Edan Della Mea 3. Russell Allen, Stacey Silver 4. Gayle Clark, Rod Steele, Awilda Mendez 5. Sarah Scott, Greg Nelson 6. Jeff Sellers, Jennifer DiChristofaro

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ZAC POSEN was born into a creative family. His father is an abstract painter, his mother made belts in the ’60s and his grandmother was a pianist. As a child, Zac studied voice, dabbled in the violin and created dresses for his school friends. The 28-year-old designer established his eponymous clothing line in late 2001. His collections, which capture a woman’s strength and femininity, were an immediate hit with celebrities, fashion editors and fashionistas. While New York City is his home and the home base for his company, South Florida is also sentimental for Zac. “I do have a large community of very close friends that live in Boca Raton. Some of my best and oldest girlfriends live here.” —Lola Thélin

1. The Peninsula hotel in Hong Kong 2. Santa Maria Novella’s Orange Blossom cologne 3. Dakota Fanning 4. Yves Saint Laurent men’s boot

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IN STYLE “What I wear now is Tom Ford, Charvet shirts, Yves Saint Laurent boots and 4

that hasn’t changed. I wear a lot of pajama

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shirts from a company called Ola.” Also, on Zac’s list of favorites are A.P.C, and Turnbull and Asser.

rose spray. For scents, Zac wears Serge Luten’s violet perfume and Santa Maria Novella’s Jasmine, Orange Blossom and [Toscano] aromas.

ABROAD “I love so many cities but Sydney

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. —Cecil Beaton

CLEAN UP Zac’s daily beauty routine is a new cleansing bar from Herbe and Ela’s hydrating

has really delicious food, great hotels. The

perspective at his point in history of popular

CAUSE CELEB Zac dresses many celebrities

Peninsula in Hong Kong is a grand hotel, and

and high culture and definite understanding of

but there are few missing from his list. “I like

the shopping experience is wild. In my past

glamour and eccentricity.”

Dakota Fanning and her younger sister Elle

experiences, the Aman resorts in the world are

Fanning. Michelle Obama would be an incred-

really like no other; staying in the ones in Bali

PEER FACTOR “I love a lot of designers for

and Java was unprecedented.”

a lot of reasons. I love Azzedine Alaïa. I think

ible person to dress.”

his tops are great. I love John Galliano and

IN THE WORKS Zac is working on his first

BOOK BINDER “I’ve been reading and col-

[Maison] Martin Margiela. Albert Elbaz has

fragrance, but wouldn’t divulge the scents. “I

lecting everything that Cecil Beaton has put

a unique universe and brand built off of the

don’t want just another designer fragrance on

out into print. He’s a great visual creator

clothing, which is rare and exciting. He has a

the market. Because I’m a very sensory person,

that I can relate to. [His creations are] a direct

hand in esthetic language.”

it’s something that I feel very strongly about.”

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