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LUXURY REAL ESTATE JENNIFER HYLAND - PETERS + HYLAND AT ILLUSTRATED PROPERTIES As managing partner of the iconic Peters + Hyland Group, Jennifer Hyland is renowned among colleagues and clients for her integrity, innovation and ability to negotiate complex deals. Most recently, Jennifer was invited into the exclusive CHRISTIES MASTERS CIRCLE - the top 180 agents in their International network.

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Features 30 Men of Martin County Meet four local bachelors worth

getting to know By Kerry Shorr

38 Dog Days of Summer

A guide to all of the pooch-friendly places in the area to have some tail-wagging fun with your pet By Liza Grant Smith

42 Bold Moves Have even more fun in the sun in a

rainbow of bright hues that make a chic statement Photography by Ian Jacob

42 piece bandeau swimsuit ($89), gold door knocker earrings ($39), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Milly sheer striped cropped cardigan ($295), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; Lilly Pulitzer Sea Fan and Beach You to It bangles ($48 each), Matilda’s, Stuart



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Contents In Every Issue 10 Editor’s Note 12 Publisher’s Note 61 Flavor

Foodie news and dining guide

68 Hot Shots

Photos from recent events

72 Surf Report

What’s up on

Radar 15 Buzz



Artwork by Robyn Ladwig

Vineyard visits, exploring with the kids, hot summer reads, and more

Meet the college coach joining The Pine School as athletic director

20 Arts

Ocean-inspired art that helps protect Florida’s most beloved sea creatures



18 Character

22 The Goods

Essentials for a posh summer picnic

24 Wellness

Reap the benefits of juicing with help from the experts

26 Beauty

Show the delicate undereye area some summer love

28 Wanderlust

Relax in style at Baker’s Cay Resort in Key Largo



©2021 Palm Beach Media Group North LLC. All rights reserved. Stuart Magazine is published monthly except June and August by Palm Beach Media Group North LLC, P.O. Box 3344, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Known office of the publication 1000 N. Dixie Hwy., Suite C, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Postage paid at West Palm Beach, FL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Stuart Magazine c/o Palm Beach Media Group North LLC, P.O. Box 3344, Palm Beach, FL 33480. Subscription price: $29.95 per year. Outside U.S. add $35 per year for postage and handling. Send subscription orders to: Subscription Department, Stuart Magazine, P.O. Box 3344, Palm Beach, FL, 33480 or e-mail Vol. 21, No. 6, July/August 2021.

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Editor in Chief Michelle Lee Ribeiro Creative Director Olga M. Gustine

Managing Editor Melissa Puppo Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Flavor Editor Mark Spivak Web/Social Media Editor Abigail Duffy DESIGN Art Director Craig R. Cottrell, Jr. Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza CONTRIBUTORS Writers Tracy Marcello, Linda Marx, Paul Rubio, Kerry Shorr, Liza Grant Smith Photographer Ian Jacob Social Photographer Liz McKinley Stylist Jodi Belden-Vogl Editorial Intern Anna Ward

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Group Publisher Terry Duffy Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos Chief Operating Officer Todd Schmidt In Memoriam Ronald J. Woods (1935-2013) HOUR MEDIA, LLC CEO Stefan Wanczyk President John Balardo PUBLISHERS OF: Palm Beach Illustrated • Naples Illustrated • Orlando Illustrated Fort Lauderdale Illustrated • Jupiter Magazine • Stuart Magazine Aventura • Florida Design • Florida Design Naples • Florida Design Miami • Florida Design Sourcebook • Palm Beach Charity Register • Naples Charity Register • Palm Beach Relocation Guide • Southwest Florida Relocation Guide • Traditions: The Breakers • Fifth Avenue South • Palm Beach 100 • Naples 100 Art & Culture: Cultural Council for Palm Beach County South Florida Baby and Beyond • Pinnacle: Jupiter Medical Center Foundation • The Jewel of Palm Beach: The Mar-a-Lago Club • Naples on the Gulf: Naples Chamber of Commerce Waypoints: Naples Yacht Club • Community Foundation of Collier County Community Report

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According to the American Cancer Society, smoking contributes to eighty and ninety percent of lung cancer deaths in women and men, respectively. But what if you quit smoking? Quitting has some health benefits that start right away and others that can lead to improved health over many years. The risk of having lung cancer or other smoking related illnesses decreases after you stop smoking and continues to decrease the longer you go without smoking, though your risk will never be as low as that of someone who never smoked. So, if you’ve successfully kicked the habit and are now a former smoker, do you still need to think about having a lung cancer screening? Pulmonologists Corbin Hodder, DO, and Michael Marsh, MD, who see patients at the Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Family Health Center in Stuart, offer advice on this topic:

Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your risk for lung cancer. Lung cancer screening is recommended for those meeting all the criteria for high risk including: n Smoking the equivalent of 20 or more pack-years (e.g., one pack a day for 20 years; two packs a day for 10 years) n Being 50 to 80 years old n Smoking for any portion of the past 15 years Lung cancer screening is not recommended if your risk of lung cancer is low, because the harms of screening may outweigh its benefits. Screening is worthwhile only if you are healthy enough to tolerate the evaluation and treatment of any lung nodules or lung cancers that are found. If your doctor recommends screening, look for a program where experts take the time to discuss its risks and benefits with you, and are experienced in lung cancer evaluation and treatment. Meanwhile, tell your doctor right away if you have any of these worrisome symptoms, because you may need testing to confirm or rule out the presence of lung cancer: A new, persistent cough, or coughing up blood Unexplained shortness of breath or chest pain Unintentional weight loss

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Editor’s note

Ready for summer



love being a Floridian, but there are a few things I truly miss about living in New England. My family for sure. Snow and trees that aren’t palm trees. And spending summers on Cape Cod. I guess I’m feeling a little nostalgic as I type this editor’s note. My whole family still spends summers at the same cottage together— except me, being all the way down here in South Florida. I’m feeling sad about that today, but I’m happy at least that I have so many wonderful memories of those summers. That said, I’m definitely looking forward to this summer down South. I can’t wait to get outside, explore my beautiful home, and just be FREE! I’m excited to listen to live music, see friends, and do all the stuff I haven’t done much of for a while. Hooray for summer! In this July/August issue, we include some fun ideas to help make your summer amazing. Head to Fort Pierce and spend the day at a winery (page 15) or cruise down to the Keys for a relaxing few days at a chic retreat (page 28). Beginning on page 38, we put together a super handy guide to some of the pet-friendly parks, beaches, music venues, restaurants, and other fun activities in the area where dogs are welcome. My sweet Teddy is too old to do much adventuring these days, but I definitely plan on bringing him out to at least a few of these spots. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the feature on page 30, where we get to know a few of the great (single) men who live in the area. One of the guys is pictured on our cover, and you can read all about him and others inside. I hope your summer is everything you want it to be and more. Peace and blessings,

Michelle Lee Ribeiro

From left: My dad and me in Cape Cod, about four years ago; my fuzzy buddy, Teddy, is excited for summer in Florida; memories of family vacations in North Truro on the Cape.



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hat are your summer plans? For many, the season will be somewhat different from last year now that people are feeling more comfortable venturing out. I’m most excited about traveling to visit family and friends. As I write this publisher’s note, our first trip is already in motion! My husband and I are headed to the Bahamas and cruising south to the Exuma islands on a friend’s boat with two other couples. Later this season, we will also be enjoying the long weekends locally and traveling north of Florida. Summer is also a great time to take advantage of our local beaches and restaurants, visit museums, and do some shopping. Did you know many local hot spots offer specials over the summer months and discounted rates for hotel stays? Make sure to ask and reap the benefits of being a Florida resident. I feel it is so important to support local businesses as we slow down a bit. If you have any ideas of where to go or have discovered a hidden gem you love on the Treasure Coast (or anywhere in Florida), I’d love to hear about it. We hope you enjoy our summer issue. We’ll be back in September with a special section, “Faces of Martin & St. Lucie Counties,” which will highlight many local people and businesses. If you are interested in being featured, please shoot me an email. Also be sure to stay in the know by visiting and sign up for our weekly newsletter, Stuart Insider’s Guide. I want to thank you for your readership and for supporting Stuart Magazine. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime, and I hope to see you around town.

Tanya Lorigan

From left: A group photo of my husband and me with our friends at Compass Cay Marina in the Exumas; me taking a dip off our friends’ yacht; my husband and me on the swings at Highbourne Cay.



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Dr. S. Darrell Lee is known for having all the latest technology in his office from non-surgical to surgical—Lee Plastic Surgery & Laser Center has it all. He’s also known for having caring bedside manners, is compassionate, listens to each patient’s concerns and needs, and takes time with them during every consultation. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery with 25 years of experience, 17 of them being in St. Lucie County. His calling to become a plastic and reconstruction surgeon came at a young age when he would volunteer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the pediatric playroom. It was there he saw the incredible, life-changing results from reconstructing

craniofacial abnormalities. He then realized his passion for plastic surgery. Dr. Lee completed a five-year general surgery residency in New York and was chief resident in general surgery before attending the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, as a fellow in plastic and reconstructed surgery. He has received many accolades over his career as the perennial “Winner of Best Plastic Surgeon” voted on by Treasure Coast residents. Dr. Lee is also well respected by his peers and has served as Chief of the Medical Staff at St. Lucie Medical Center and Director of the Wound Care Center. He has donated to many local charities in the area including the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County and HANDS Clinic.

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ineyards are few and far between in South Florida, but there’s one nestled in Fort Pierce that attracts a loyal following yearround: Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery. The winery came to fruition in 2012 after owner Gary Roberts discovered a love for muscadine wine—the oldest wine in the New World that was first recorded in Fort Caroline near Jacksonville in 1565—and decided to build a vineyard on his land. The 10-acre “sun and fun boutique winery” blends Roberts’ love of history and surfing (his prolific collection of classic surfboards and memorabilia is displayed in the tasting room and pavilion) with Noble, Carlos, and Doreen varieties of muscadine grapes to create flavorful wines. The grapes are harvested and crushed in the summer, hence the name behind the vineyard. You’ll find bottles of Old Florida Red made from

native Noble grapes as well as other fun specialty flavors such as Marlin Monroe, Rated Arr, and Mango-Tiki. “All of our wines have won medals, including an unprecedented four straight gold medals at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (the second-largest competition in the country),” says Roberts. The wine has also won Best of Show at the Florida International Wine Competition. Stop by Tuesday through Sunday for tastings and family-friendly lawn games like giant Jenga and checkers and live music. “Summer is a perfect time to visit the winery,” says Roberts. “The wine slushies we are famous for taste better than ever.” Summer Crush will host an anniversary event July 18 featuring beach/ surf music, a car show, a collectible surfboard show, and more. —Melissa Puppo J U LY/ A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 | STUART

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9 can’t-miss events to add to your schedule July 1-24: Summer Salon exhibition Court House Cultural Center Galleries, Stuart; free (donations accepted); July 2: First Friday Art Walk The Creek District, Stuart; free; July 4: Freedomfest MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center, Stuart; free; July 9: Jaded Aerosmith Tribute Band Terra Fermata, Stuart; $10; July 15-August 1: Legally Blonde Barn Theater, Stuart; Ticket prices range; July 23 & August 27: Music by Bach’s Children’ Music School East Ocean Boulevard Gazebo, Stuart; free; July 24-25: Christmas in July Craft Fair MidFlorida Credit Union Event Center, Stuart; $6/adults, free/kids 12 and under; July 29-30: Canines, Cats & Critters Camp Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Palm City; $80; August 7: Summer Fun Festival Arri’s Portal, Stuart; free;







s a Stuart resident for the past 25 years, Lora Hoffman has been aware of the ongoing collapse of the Indian River Lagoon and recently decided to take action. “My family and I have always tried to help in little ways with beach cleanups and other things, but moving right to the river allowed me to get more involved in doing something that would be more at the forefront to see a change occur,” says Hoffman, who is a volunteer LagoonWatch monitor with Palm Bay–based Marine Resources Council (MRC). The organization works to improve water quality and protect and restore fish and wildlife resources by advocating and utilizing science, education, and the public. LagoonWatch is a coordinated partnership between MRC, Marine Discovery Center in New Smyrna Beach, and Florida Oceanographic Society on Hutchinson Island. As a volunteer, Hoffman takes weekly water samples from her dock, testing the water for things like salinity,

pH, water temperature, and dissolved oxygen levels. Data from volunteers across the 156-mile stretch of water is then recorded and analyzed to help MRC understand the long-term trends in water quality that can be crucial to identifying and planning restoration projects. LagoonWatch’s Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring Program launched in 1991, says coordinator Kara Woods, who works with more than 50 volunteer monitors. “In addition to citizen science, MRC also conducts restoration and education programs, providing a myriad of volunteer opportunities throughout the lagoon watershed,” she says. Locals interested in becoming civilian scientists must commit to at least one year of weekly sampling and can contact Woods via email at You’ll receive in-person training at one of the three facilities and take home a test kit and manual. Volunteers can test right off their own dock or go to public parks or boat ramps to sample.

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3 fun spots to bring the kids this summer Sailfish Splash Waterpark Beat the heat with a trip to Sailfish Splash Waterpark. It’s known for competitive swimming and diving, but the real excitement comes in the form of a 1,000-foot Lazy River in addition to a four-story water slide and speed slides. When not swimming, enjoy an alfresco picnic or relax in a private cabana. $14.45/child day pass, $16.45/adult day pass; Kiplinger Nature Preserve Round up the kids for a day of adventure at Kiplinger Nature Preserve, a 157-acre natural area in Stuart. Hike along footbridges and scenic trails or launch a kayak or canoe. There’s a diverse mix of freshwater and mangrove swamps, wet prairies, and estuaries, so you’ll have many chances to encounter native wildlife, including snowy egrets and alligators.


Out and About

St. Lucie County Aquarium Education doesn’t need to stop once school breaks for summer. Take the kids to the St. Lucie County Aquarium in Fort Pierce to explore six different Florida marine and estuarine ecosystems, including the largest display of a living Caribbean coral reef. There are also reef habitats, mangroves, seagrass—and up-close encounters with local marine life. $3.25/general admission;

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OF WOMEN AND SALT By Gabriela Garcia Gabriela Garcia’s debut novel takes place in present-day Miami and details one woman’s determination to learn more about her family’s Cuban roots while taking in the daughter of a neighbor who was detained by ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement). More than a diaspora story, Of Women and Salt sheds light on America’s honest, human roots. Flatiron Books; $21.50, Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach

THAT SUMMER By Jennifer Weiner New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner strikes again with a timely and twisted novel about intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendships that sheds light on surviving our pasts and confronting our futures. Simon and Schuster; $27, Barnes & Noble, Jensen Beach

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win over a nationally ranked opponent in three years. The following season, he was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year, taking the team to a first-place win in the regular conference for the first time since 2004 and landing them a spot in the Centennial Conference Championship Game and the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since 2008. His success continued throughout the 2014 season, when he was named the NCAA III Men’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year by the influential athletic website CaptainU. He also implemented a new strategic plan for Washington College’s athletic department and helped create a successful fundraising model. Before joining Washington, Shirk, a lifelong lacrosse player, was associate athletic director at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island, head lacrosse coach at Virginia Military Academy, and assistant lacrosse coach at Brown University and the University of Maryland. As he moves his family (wife, Liz, and their three children) to Florida, Shirk says he is excited about his new endeavor. “I want to get to know everyone at The Pine School, then analyze the existing programs before I find ways to improve them so we can do better in strengthening Pine athletics,” he says. “I have lots of connections through my experience and want to bring all of that with me.” His eagerness to lead the students at Pine—who range from COURTESY OF THE PINE SCHOOL


thletes at The Pine School in Hobe Sound will be greeted in the fall by a new leader—with a lot of wins under his belt. Jeff Shirk, who will start his new gig as athletic director this summer, comes to the school from Washington College in Maryland, where he led the men’s lacrosse team to an NCAA Division III Tournament as head coach and also served as assistant athletic director since 2014. For Shirk, working with student athletes is about more than just sports. He aims to make sure every student receives a well-rounded education by combining athletics, academia, and the arts. “My philosophy is a character-based approach to education,” says Shirk, 43, who grew up in New Jersey. “I want to develop the whole person through consistent routines that create an environment of integrity, compassion, confidence, teamwork, and leadership.” At Washington College, his achievements have been recognized and highly rewarded. In his first season coaching the men’s lacrosse team, Shirk—who holds a master’s degree in athletic administration from Arkansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland—led the team to its first

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kindergarteners to twelfth-graders— corresponds with a passion for watching his own children grow up. “I have been so busy in the past few years that I missed some of my oldest daughter’s events because I was covering college games,” he says. “I didn’t want to wake up and realize that I have missed everything. All three of my kids will be enrolled at Pine, so I will get to be around them every day.” In addition to lacrosse, The Pine School offers soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, track, swimming, and volleyball. Shirk says he believes he won the job over other candidates because of his approach to developing the whole person and ensuring that all students live up to their potential to achieve academic success through consistent routines and embracing the benefits of positive role models. “My values and goals align with what this school is all about,” he says. “Right from the beginning, we were a good fit. I am super excited about coming to Pine.” ❖

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Radar / ARTS Artist Robyn Ladwig in her studio

Keeping It COASTAL ROBYN LADWIG DRAWS INSPIRATION FOR HER ARTWORK AND JEWELRY LINE FROM THE OCEAN—AND GIVES BACK TO ONE OF OUR LOCAL WATERS’ MOST BEAUTIFUL CREATURES s a self-described “lifelong creative,” Robyn Ladwig was always looking for a fun way to unwind at the end of each day spent helping with her husband’s business and caring for their children. Fortunately, her family knew exactly what she should do. “I had mentioned wanting to start a hobby to my husband, and one Christmas, he gifted me an easel and paint set and it just started from there,” she says. “I started playing around


with all the different avenues of art. At night, I’d tuck the kids in, go upstairs, and paint.” Ten years later, Ladwig—who splits her time between Stuart and Michigan—has taught herself how to work with several mediums, including ink, acrylic paint, and epoxy resin. The latter is her medium of choice, creating a high-gloss finish on the water-inspired paintings, jewelry, and home goods. In 2017, she started her brand, Coastal Custom Art, and began selling



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Clockwise from top left: The artist created this wave painting using sand she collected from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; here, she incorporated sea glass and sand from Siesta Key, Florida; hand-painted oyster shells, which she found along the May River in Bluffton, South Carolina; a “mermaid tray” she crafted with materials collected from a beach in Stuart, Florida.

her creations, as well as custom pieces she creates for clients. Her work also incorporates one semi-constant component: sand. “Loving the water, I just gravitated toward trying taking a bird’s-eye view of the shoreline, and then I thought about using real sand and found objects,” she says of her process. “I’ve had commissions from people who got married on a special beach or lake and brought me sand from the site. A lot of families will vacation every year somewhere, so they give me their sand and then gift their children a painting to commemorate the time they all spent together at that cottage or beach. That’s the beauty of what I do and why I love it so much.” Ladwig is keen to give back to the ocean she loves so much. She has partnered with the Treasure Coast Manatee Foundation (, which works to protect the species in our local waters. Since January 2021, she has donated 50 percent of the proceeds from each piece of art or jewelry sold in the organization’s gift shop. “I reached out to them because I thought that would be a wonderful way to help the manatees,” she says. “They’ve always been near and dear to my heart.” In addition to the foundation’s gift shop and Ladwig’s website, locals can find Coastal Custom Art designs at The GypSea

Cottage in downtown Stuart, and Shuckers on the Beach and Sunrise Surf Shop in Jensen Beach, as well as several boutiques along the Gulf Coast. More recently, Ladwig has begun creating one-of-a-kind trinket dishes using shucked oyster shells and handcrafted cheese boards. Says Ladwig: “I’ve turned [my hobby] into an art career, and now that my kids are all grown, I have even more time to devote to it. It’s just been wonderful.”; @robynladwigart (Instagram) ❖

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JUICE Life Get your squeeze on this summer with refreshing, nutrient-rich beverages made with fresh fruits and veggies. Here, Dr. Ken Winnard of OneLife Health and Performance reveals how to “juice” safely and reap the benefits.



uicing” is a hot topic in the nutrition world. Certainly, it’s not for everyone (diabetics, for example, need to take caution). But if done the right way, making your own sweet, tasty beverages at home can provide a host of benefits. “Juicing can be healthy in a lot of ways—if done properly,” says Dr. Ken Winnard of OneLife Health and Performance in Palm Beach Gardens, whose clinic focuses on prevention and education of nutrition and lifestyle. First, Dr. Winnard points out who might not want to juice. “Let’s take, for example, if someone concentrates fruit into a juice but has underlying pre-diabetes and isn’t aware of it—because there are a lot of folks flying under the radar with pre-diabetes or unable to regulate sugars consistently. They may do more harm than good by juicing,” he says. “It’s important to know what’s happening on the


inside, to have some lab work done and be evaluated by a medical professional.” A juicer takes fruits and vegetables from their original forms and removes components like fiber, so the remaining juice has a higher sugar content and glycemic load. “Even though it’s a natural sugar, it’s still sugar,” says Dr. Winnard. “That means you’re going to get a bigger strike in the bloodstream, and that can be detrimental to certain people. Or, if you’re juicing too often or not in the right setting, it can lead to unfavorable health consequences.” Ruling out food sensitivities and inflamed gut are also crucial before deciding to juice. That said, for the ideal candidate, juicing is a wonderful alternative to grabbing a supermarket juice packed with excessive amounts of sugar. The nutrients in fresh fruits and vegetables can help boost minerals in the body that it might have been lacking.

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Dr. Ken Winnard recommends using nutrient-dense veggies such as kale and cucumber.

THE RIGHT STUFF Create the perfect at-home juice bar with tips from the pros

INVEST IN A GOOD JUICER. If you use a blender, the fiber and skin of the fruit or vegetable will be in the liquid that you’re going to consume. With a juicer, everything breaks down into concentrated macro and micronutrient levels. Dr. Winnard recommends a Breville juicer (pictured here).

Other studies have found that incorporating fresh juice into your diet can improve energy and mood, help support the immune system, and prevent certain ailments. If you want to give it a go, follow these tips from the expert.

Breville the Juice Foundation Cold XL, $350, Williams-Sonoma

THE DETOX DEBATE Knowing how often to juice is person-specific, according to Dr. Winnard, but it’s best when done as a supplement to the whole foods you’re already eating rather than as a replacement for food. “We add juicing in sometimes to boost that nutrient load,” he says. “When I see programs, cleanses, and detoxes, a lot of them are cookie-cutter and onesize-fits-all, and that’s just not how people are. Everyone’s different. Everyone needs their specific nutrition based on what their body needs.” To that end, he says his clinic doesn’t recommend juicing by itself very often: “We need to make sure that people are getting enough nutrient-dense, high-quality foods that help drive their health forward. Having somebody just juice for an extended period of time, like with some cleanses, can prevent you from getting the calorie intake you need to maintain muscle mass or proper nutrition.” INGREDIENTS MATTER Nutrient-dense veggies like beets, carrots, celery, spinach, and cucumber paired with a smaller amount of fruit such as apple or pear are ideal and tasty. “To keep the sugar load down, you want to use less fruit and more veggies,” Dr. Winnard advises. He says using coconut water or regular water is fine and even adding a little bit of fresh orange juice can help improve the flavor profile. Two juice blends his clinic recommends include carrot, lemon, and ginger and cucumber, celery, and apple.

BUY LOCALLY AND ORGANICALLY. Amber Eichling, owner of Fruits and Roots Vegan Cafe in Stuart, recommends visiting local farm stands like Stuart Green Market and CoLab Farms for your produce. Kai-Kai Farm in Indiantown even offers delivery service, and, in a pinch, Sprouts and Whole Foods are also good options.

DO IT YOURSELF Dr. Winnard’s cardinal rule: Make your own juice. “If you’re going to juice, you want to be buying the best ingredients you can get and making the juice yourself,” he says, adding that he recommends visiting a local farmers market or having produce delivered straight from a farmer. “That way, you know exactly what’s in it and not adding sugar or processed sugars or other processed foods to make it taste better.” Another word of advice is to follow the Environmental Working Group’s “Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen” list to help you reduce exposure to toxic chemicals when deciding to buy organic or non-organic fruits and veggies. ❖

FIND THE RIGHT BLEND. Fruits and Roots Vegan Cafe is known for its array of flavorforward juices. Take a cue from Eichling by starting with greens (kale, romaine, spinach, etc.) and adding fruit, like an apple or pineapple, to sweeten things up. “Cucumber and celery are also a wonderful addition to juices because they are chock-full of nutrients and yield a lot of juice,” she says.

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ith many of us still hitting pause on international travel at the moment, the Florida Keys feel more relevant than ever as an exotic escape close to home. Lucky for us, the largest and most accessible key in the island chain, Key Largo, has been busy debuting one high-end oasis after another, transforming the iconic no-frills destination into one spiked with unfussy luxury. A highlight of this Upper Keys redux is Baker’s Cay Resort, Key Largo, a thoughtfully


designed, 200-room property cast over 13 acres of tropical groves and two white-sand beaches. Opened in 2019 as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, the resort embraces a tasteful, modernist beach house feel with understated, whitewashed accommodations countered by colorful common areas. Nautical-inspired rooms and suites soothe with wood

From top: Unwind at the resort’s two private beaches; indoor dining at Dry Rocks.

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Clockwise from top right: The waterfront patio at Dry Rocks; dine on Creole- and Caribbeaninspired seafood at Calusa; sip cocktails at a tiki bar; enjoy stunning views from your suite.

furniture and coastal elements. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces dole out dreamy views of the Florida Bay and the surrounding flora. Lobby pillars double as shelves for a lending library, with hundreds of books stacked among teak furnishings and rattan chandeliers. On the culinary side, Calusa combines Creole and Caribbean flavors on a seafood-forward menu in a sleek, agave-speckled space overlooking the bay. Meanwhile, the wildly popular Dry Rocks fulfills tequila and taco fantasies of all proportions in a whimsical setting of barstools, beachfront swings, and pillow-strewn couches (floating above the sands by way of wooden platforms). Baker’s Cay flaunts two beautiful beaches: bustling Coconut Beach, equipped with loungers aplenty, a tiki bar, and kayaks and paddleboards for rent, and quieter Hammock Beach, an unofficial

adults-only swath where loungers lie half-submerged in the water under a canopy of hardwood hammock. There is a duo of heated swimming pools, too, and a pool bar to enhance the fun-in-thesun experience. For those wanting to hit the Keys’ jewel-toned waters, the resort offers activities like scuba diving, parasailing, sunset sailing, backcountry fishing, and a signature Dock to Dish program. In this half-day excursion, guests head out with famed Keys fisherman Captain Casey Scott to score the best in local catch, which is then used to create a multicourse feast. Overall, Baker’s Cay underscores the Upper Keys’ real-time revival with its stylish decor, unbeatable waterfront setting, and personalitydriven spaces. It’s at once exciting, unpretentious, and intoxicating— the promise of a faraway island that’s only a few hours’ drive south.; ❖

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Flourishing Franchisee: DAN STEPPLING


ong before Dan Steppling became a successful restaurant franchisee, he saw a future mired in medicine. While attending Martin County High School, the Palm City native played football and wrestled while excelling academically in health science and communications. “My best friend at the time and I made a pact that he was going to be a pharmacist and I was going to be a doctor,” says Steppling, now 30. He went off to the University of Central Florida to study pre-med, but two years in he changed his career trajectory to business and switched to a marketing major with a minor in finance. “I was making good grades, but I wasn’t having any fun,” he says, explaining the about-face. “Life is too short to spend your life doing something you aren’t passionate about.” Growing up, Steppling had worked at his dad’s Subway restaurants in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and Fort Pierce, learning important business practices like setting goals and maximizing customer satisfaction. At 24, he cashed in on that experience and acquired two of his own Subway franchises (which he co-owned with his brother Josh), in Jensen Beach and Port St. Lucie. “My dad had called me about two failing Subway restaurants and said we should take a look because there were deals to be had,” says Steppling. “When a restaurant goes under right away, it can be super cheap if all you have to do is pay the rent and liens on the equipment.” Nearly two years later, he purchased his brother’s shares and invested in two more Subways, in Sebastian and Vero Beach (he sold his Martin County properties in 2019). “I built a business model on buying failed franchises and souping them up,” he says. Then, in 2018, he crossed paths with Hurricane Grill & Wings owner Spiro Laskaris, who had recently launched a Greek dining concept called Spiro’s Taverna. Laskaris didn’t mind that Steppling’s experience was vested in fast-casual chains rather than casual-dining restaurants. “Spiro was adamant I could do it and took me under his wing,” says Steppling. “I trained at his Palm City restaurant and excelled fairly quickly.” Today, the Stuart resident owns two Subways and three Spiro’s Taverna locations (Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, and Melbourne) and plans to accrue more. While his businesses keep him very busy, Steppling is also an advocate of altruism. He has given back to the communities he was raised in, donating to myriad charities including Citizens for Clean Water and Susan G. Komen Florida, and he sponsors high school clubs and sports programs around Martin and St. Lucie counties. In his spare time, he enjoys running and weight training, family barbecues at his father’s house, and playing two-man touch football with his three brothers.

Fast Talk 3 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Fun, ambitious, persistent” CURRENT READS: “The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday and George S. Clason’s The Richest Man in Babylon” HOME-COOKED DINNER DATE: “Lasagna—because everyone likes it, and I can’t make much else” SIGNATURE SIP: “Jameson Black Barrel whiskey on the rocks or with a splash of Coke”


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Smooth Talker: K.C. DANIEL


tuart resident K.C. Daniel can speak at a hypersonic rate, an extraordinary skill he accrued working in the auction industry for more than 20 years. His accent is so neutral that even when he slows down, it’s impossible to guess he was raised in Kentucky. He spent his childhood drawing cartoons and dreaming of becoming an animator for Disney. At 14, he moved to Stuart to live with his father, shifting his focus as a teenager to designing apparel that empowered the feminine form. “I was like, ‘Why do I want to draw Mickey Mouse when I can design clothes that make women feel more beautiful?’” says Daniel, 43. At Western Kentucky University, he studied art and philosophy; after two years, he left to pursue fashion design in California. “My plan was to stand outside Calvin Klein until they gave me a job,” he says wryly. His fashion design plans were waylaid after he spent the summer in Yellowstone National Park. “A college friend had moved there the year before, and she told me it was a great place to work and meet people,” he recalls. Another schoolmate dropped him off at the park’s Wyoming entrance, and he found employment as a chef at the Canyon Lodge Dining Room. In the years that followed, he held several quirky jobs, including crewing hot air balloon adventures and taking tourists on cave tours, in cities like Portland, Houston, and Colorado Springs. In 2000, when Daniel was 21, his then-wife became pregnant with his first child, and he decided to relocate his family to Stuart and join his father’s auction business, Karlin Daniel & Associates. While learning the auctioneering business from the ground up, he studied business administration at Indian River State College and received an associate’s degree. Degrees in finance and real estate from Florida Atlantic University followed. Becoming a good auctioneer meant understanding the legal environment surrounding auctions, which prompted Daniel to pursue a juris doctorate at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. “We deal with estate and partnership dissolution, so knowing what the attorneys are talking about is extremely important,” he says. After graduating from law school, he worked for circuit court Judge Cynthia Angelos as a lawyer, then as a lobbyist/public policy advocate for former Florida Senate President Ken Pruitt, and taught law-related curriculum courses part-time at Indian River State College. But after he won the Florida Auctioneers Association Bid-Calling Championship in 2010, his decision to remain in the auction business was solidified. Two years later, he launched Associate Auctions, an estate-liquidation company that also specializes in real estate sales, and opened the live public auction house Stuart Downtown Auction last year. Since then, the single father of two has partnered with myriad nonprofits in the Treasure Coast and volunteers at local philanthropic organizations including House of Hope and the Martin County Education Association. Auctions, he explains, do more than sell property and personal effects—they often bring hope and relief as well. “It’s one of the feel-good parts of my profession,” says Daniel. He once worked with an elderly mother whose son had passed away from cancer, representing the son’s estate. “She just hoped she’d be able to get a car with air-conditioning in it,” he recalls. “We made her so much money, she could have picked out any car she wanted at the parking lot.” When he’s not tongue-twisting sales or giving back to his favorite charities, Daniel enjoys drawing, reading, and spending quality time with his daughters, Milan and Chloe.

Fast Talk GO-TO RESTAURANTS: “District Table, Dolphin Bar and Shrimp House, and The Gafford” FAVORITE ESCAPE: “Sailing, because the journey is also the destination” ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “The Encyclopedia of Furniture by Joseph Aronson and Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life by Lisa Chaney” PERFECT DATE: “Figuratively speaking, one that doesn’t end”

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Enterprising Outdoorsman: ALEX HAIGH


lex Haigh fondly remembers visits to his father’s hunting preserve in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where he spent time skiing and snowboarding in the winter and hiking and rock climbing when the weather warmed. The nature-filled adventures spawned in him a fascination with the great outdoors. In high school, he captained his varsity football and wrestling teams, was an all-star in track, and was a sectional wrestling champion. With hopes of becoming an instructor for the outdoor adventure nonprofit Outward Bound, he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in kinesiology with a specialty in outdoor education and minored in forestry. At 22, he moved to Tucson, Arizona and became an instructor with the city’s Survival Wilderness Adventure Training, a program that teaches rock climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting, and other skills to inner city kids. “To be taken out of their environment and taught how to overcome obstacles was, hopefully, something that translated into their everyday lives,” he says. Impacted by the positivity he gained from mentoring young minds, he spent the next summer spearheading a camping and hiking program at a private boys’ camp in Maine. Eventually, he landed a job on a commercial sea urchin fishing boat out of Maine. But while the money was good, the novelty of spending time out on the ocean in the middle of winter quickly wore off for Haigh. With only $500 dollars (and $25,000 in credit debt), he decided to head south, driving down to Fort Lauderdale. There, he walked the docks until he was offered a job crewing a 120-foot super yacht owned by the late Len Stuart, co-owner of The Second City in Chicago. In the years that followed, Haigh made six Atlantic crossings, cruised to exotic locales like Monaco and Portugal’s Azores islands, and tested for his 100-Ton Master Captain’s License. When the repeat trips to The Bahamas lost their appeal, Haigh opted to give real estate a spin— and it stuck. He credits his father, a successful broker in New Hampshire, and Robert T. Kiyosaki’s personal finance bestseller Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! for catalyzing him into the industry, saying he learned invaluable lessons from the book about real estate investing. Today, the 48-year-old Stuart resident sells multimillion-dollar estates for eXp Realty and has built a core team of seven buying agents, including one, Haigh says, who has been pivotal in the company’s expansion to Panama planned for later this summer. He also takes a sort of fatherly pride in mentoring the new recruits he holds Zoom calls with every morning. The father of an 11-year-old daughter with Down syndrome who resides in West Palm Beach with her mother, Haigh is a staunch supporter of charities that advocate for critically ill children and their families. He serves on the board of directors of ARC of Martin County and volunteers at local nonprofits including Madison’s Miracles, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health Foundation’s LifeSaver Committee, and DDS4Vets, a philanthropy in Port St. Lucie that pairs shelter dogs with wounded vets. In his spare time, he enjoys perfecting his golf swing, paddleboarding on Hutchinson Island, and walking around downtown Stuart with his Russell terrier, Bruiser.

Fast Talk THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Loyal, focused, empathetic” BUCKET LIST: “Taking an interorbital spaceflight” GIVES ME BUTTERFLIES: “Words of affirmation” PERFECT WEEKEND: “Enjoying a Balinese dinner and a virgin piña colada on a black sand beach in Bali”


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idharth Sethi acquired his passion for entrepreneurism from his father, Amid, whose myriad business ventures ranged from restaurants to trucking to precious gemstones. “He’s been an entrepreneur his whole life,” Sethi says proudly. Originally from New Delhi, Sethi’s parents moved the family around a lot when he was growing up. Born in California, Sethi moved to British Columbia, Canada when he was 8, where he attended high school at Yale Secondary and played point guard on the basketball team. When his team won the province tournament championship, the 5-foot-11 freshman savored the moment from the sidelines. “I didn’t get a minute of playing time, but I was on the bench experiencing everything,” he recalls. During his teenage years, his father bought his first restaurant, and Sethi helped out as a busser, a cashier, and a server. “It was a great stepping-stone in getting my feet wet and understanding how things like operations, front of house, the kitchen, reports, and numbers work,” he says. In 2012, the family moved to Washington. Sethi had dreamed of going pro in basketball—but he was realistic. “I knew that making it to the NBA would be very difficult at my height and athleticism,” he says. “If I couldn’t be a professional basketball player, I was going to be an entrepreneur.” He attended the University of Washington, with a double major in marketing and business management. Between classes, he worked at his father’s steak house and ultimately rose to general manager. His entrepreneurial nature started showing itself during his sophomore year. The young go-getter launched his own clothing line of graphic tees, hoodies, jeans, and accessories, which he sold online and in stores like Kleen Kicks and Officials Vintage. Unfortunately, without the capital to create fresh and trendy products, he had to shut it down after two years. He then purchased his first restaurant on Camano Island, but due to the area’s limited market appeal, he sold it a year and a half later. More restaurants followed, including a casual pizzeria in Capitol Hill near the Space Needle. He reshuffled the management team, introduced new menu items, and added a third-party delivery service—and grew the restaurant’s popularity exponentially. “Mad Pizza was the first project where I was really able to make some money and prove to investors and lenders that I had the knowledge and expertise to operate a successful and very high volume restaurant,” he says of the venture. It was chance that landed him on the Treasure Coast. By 2018, he was ready to expand his business— but not in Washington, where the cost of living was high. After deals in California, Arizona, and Texas fell through, the then-24-year-old went onto the online marketplace BizBuySell and came upon The Twisted Tuna in Stuart. It was a golden opportunity—a seafood restaurant with breathtaking ocean vantages. He bought the restaurant and moved to Palm City, handing Mad Pizza over to his uncle. The Twisted Tuna now projects over $9.5 million in gross sales and ranks in the top one percent of privately owned restaurants in the United States. In 2019, Sethi picked up another restaurant, Tavolino Della Notte in Coral Springs, a 7,500-square-foot American-Italian fine dining eatery that now touts over $4 million in annual sales. And today, 26-year-old Sethi is wrapping up his biggest project to date: a 17,000-square-foot seafood spot named Fysh Bar & Grill with a seismic rooftop bar overlooking the Halifax River at the Port Orange Riverwalk, which he hopes to open by the end of the year. With all of this going on, Sethi still manages to squeeze in a game of basketball every day and also enjoys lifting weights to stay fit. He contributes to children’s charities like Madison’s Miracles and Coast 2 Coast Youth Cheer Association and donates fresh meals to House of Hope and other local philanthropies.

Fast Talk BEST QUALITY: “I’m kind, and I care about people—qualities I credit to my upbringing.” GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: “There’s nothing more fulfilling than being able to financially support my family.” STYLE SECRETS: “I shop at Zara and Topman, and I have a serious shoe fixation.” GOOD ADVICE: “Love unconditionally and live life with pure intent.” ❖

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HIT THE BEACH JUPITER BEACH If your dog is a beach bum, you’re in luck. Four-legged frolickers are free to hit the sand and enjoy the blue ocean leash-free from beach access #25 at Marcinski Road to beach access #57 at the Carlin Park property line. (Dogs must be on a leash while walking from the car to the beach.) Monthly beach cleanups by Friends of Jupiter Beach help ensure that the town continues its dog-friendly allowance.




From left: Sitting pretty at Jupiter Beach; splashing in the waves at Walton Rocks Dog Beach and Park.

WALTON ROCKS DOG BEACH AND PARK Established on 24-acres of beach property, this off-leash park in Jensen Beach has covered picnic tables—perfect for a lunchtime break after an ocean swim.

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Take your pal for a water cruise atop a paddleboard; (below) explore nature trails at Halpatiokee Regional Park in Stuart.





SUP PUP WITH SALTY DOG PADDLE Nonprofit Salty Dog Paddle has 12 separate locations in South Florida with dog-friendly watersports activities, including standup paddling (SUP) with a pup. At the Jupiter location (launches are offered from Guanabana’s, Harbourside Place, and Coral Cove), you can rent special paddleboards that have additional traction and a deck pad covering the entire surface so your dog’s

paws can get a good grip. A certified instructor will teach you paddling techniques and how to balance with your pup and lead you on a tour around the lighthouse and inlet. The company also has canine personal flotation devices in all sizes and weights to ensure your dog stays safe. CLEAR KAYAK TOURS WITH GET UP AND GO KAYAKING Embark on a two-hour-plus clear kayak tour through the bluegreen waters of Jupiter (home to manatees, dolphins, and colorful starfish) or choose an excursion at one of the company’s other locations, like the bioluminescent tour in Titusville. Dogs under 20 pounds are welcome to come along for the ride, just make sure you bring a towel for them to sit on.

HIKE THE TRAILS HALPATIOKEE REGIONAL PARK The nature trails of this large park in Stuart are a hidden treasure. Check out the 3.1-mile South Fork Nature Trail, which takes you along high bluffs and down along the St. Lucie River’s edge. Leashed dogs are welcome. MAGGY’S HAMMOCK PARK This 22-acre hammock plant conservation area in Port Salerno attracts a huge variety of songbirds, which you can look for as you and your (leashed) dog hike along the 1-mile looped trail.

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Clockwise from right: Paint with your pup at Arri’s Portal; take a yoga class with your little buddy; bring him for a walking tour of the Hobe Sound murals.

ENJOY SOME TUNES ROCK’N RIVERWALK These free waterfront concerts in downtown Stuart, presented by Stuart Main Street and the Historic Stuart Downtown Business Association, offer a great Sunday fun day option for grooving with your pup. TERRA FERMATA This intimate, outdoor concert venue in Stuart offers a wide variety of performances on a weekly basis. In August, don’t miss the Jerry Garcia Days Between Fest featuring some of the area’s best Grateful Dead cover bands. Check out the schedule online for more summer jams you can enjoy with your four-legged friend.


Before you head out, make sure you’re equipped with these dog day essentials

LIVE CONCERTS AT ABACOA This pet-inclusive concert series, which runs year round at the Abacoa Amphitheater in Jupiter, features iconic tribute artists like The Beach Buoys (a tribute to the Beach Boys) on July 17 and Steely Dan Tribute on August 21.

• Collapsible water bowl. Hydration is crucial, especially during summer.


• Sunscreen or sun protection. Try Epi-Pet Sun Protector Spray (, the only FDAcompliant sunscreen in the pet industry, or invest in some sun-protective clothing if you know it’s going to be a long day outside. • Beach towel. Dry your pet off after a swim or use it for seating on the hot sand or rocky ground. • Dog waste bags. Ensure these locations remain dog-friendly by always picking up after your pup. • Favorite toy or bone. Keep your dog happy and

occupied at all times.

• Photo of your dog. It may be worst-case-scenario thinking, but a picture will aid in easier recovery if you and your dog somehow get separated during your outing. Keep a photo stored in your phone for easy access.


PAINTING WITH PUPPIES AT ARRI’S PORTAL Bring your dog to this Saturday class in Stuart, where he will make his own stained glass paw masterpiece with nontoxic and safe acrylic paints. YOGA DOG CLASSES WITH CORA CIAFFONE Invite your dog-owning pals over for a small-group class in your own backyard with certified dog trainer and registered yoga teacher Cora Ciaffone. The combination of basic canine training, canine massage, and yoga is a great bonding opportunity for you and your furry friend. HEATHCOTE BOTANICAL GARDENS In Fort Pierce, you and your pet can enjoy an assortment of specialty gardens (Japanese, rainforest, herb, and more) using a self-guided tour map or by scheduling a guided tour (at least two weeks in advance). HOBE SOUND MURAL TOUR This “paint the town” initiative spearheaded by artist Nadia Utto showcases 17 large-scale murals (with more in the works) around Hobe Sound. Stop by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce to pick up a Mural Project Tour Map and

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DINING DESTINATIONS Treat your best pal to dog biscuits and a vanilla “Pooch-ini” at Shake Shack.

take your dog with you on a self-guided treasure hunt filled with plenty of Instagrammable photo ops.

Archie’s Seabreeze, Fort Pierce, (offers a dedicated “Hot Diggity Dog Menu”) District Table and Bar, Port Salerno, Hop Life Brewing Company, Stuart, Sailor’s Return, Stuart,


Sneaki Tiki, Stuart,

STUART PUP CRAWL TO BENEFIT THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE TREASURE COAST The Sixth Annual Pup Crawl returns to Stuart in August. Join the canine-friendly cocktail crusade by purchasing a $25 ticket, which includes one free drink at five different pet-friendly bars and restaurants in the downtown area. Dog attendance is strongly encouraged. PAPICHULO TACOS Every second Thursday of the month, this hip Mexican hangout in Jupiter hosts a dog-friendly happy hour with food and drink specials for you and your pet. Well-behaved and leashed dogs are invited to kick back on the patio, while a portion of sales from the event are donated to help injured rescue dogs. OCEAN REPUBLIC BREWING Bring your dog to Yappy Hour every third Thursday at this craft brewery in Stuart and help support local dog charities at the same time. PIERCED CIDERWORKS Located in a 117-year-old building that was once owned by famed photographer Harry Hill, this Fort Pierce cidery offers half off cider pints for anyone who visits with their leashed dogs from noon to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

At these local eateries, leashed pets are always welcome in the outdoor dining area

Spritz City Bistro, Stuart, Taco Shack, Stuart, Thirsty Turtle, Port St. Lucie, The Twisted Tuna, Stuart,

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WOOF GANG BAKERY AND GROOMING At the monthly Taste Around the Table event, dogs are invited to this Jupiter Farms location for a sampling of table treats along with goat’s milk and bone broth brew. On July 24, don’t miss the summertime Ice Cream Social, with frozen treats for doggies and their humans along with raffles and giveaways.

STOP FOR A SNACK WAGNOLIA’S This all-natural dog bakery in Stuart offers everything from canine biscuits to personalized pet cookies to dog cakes. DOG MAMMA’S Dog Mamma’s in Stuart uses organic super foods like pumpkin,

kale, coconut, and blueberries in their all-natural, small-batch treats. The variety pack offers 8-ounce bags of three favorite flavors.

ROSCOE AND BELLA’S BARKERY Head to this Port St. Lucie shop and grab a dozen of their toasted coconut and turkey bacon mini doughnuts in anticipation of an action-packed morning. SHAKE SHACK At the Palm Beach Gardens location, you can order a tasty burger for yourself, while your furry buddy cools down with a dog biscuit and a vanilla treat known as the Pooch-ini. STARBUCKS Many people don’t know Starbucks has a secret menu—ask for a “puppuchino” and receive a swirl of whipped cream in an espresso or sample cup for your pooch. ❖

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Body Glove long-sleeve one-piece ($106), Speedo mirrored goggles ($24.99), Deep Six Dive and Watersports, Stuart; gold cuff bracelet ($48), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; (on him) Polo Ralph Lauren swim trunks ($69.50), available at Macy’s Opposite page: Melissa Odabash bikini top ($117), Simon Miller ribbed cropped pant ($170), Gianvito Rossi ankle-wrap thong sandals ($795), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; gold door knocker earrings ($39), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Lilly Pulitzer Sea Fan and Beach You to It bangles ($48 each), Matilda’s, Stuart

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Melissa Odabash one-piece swimsuit ($255), Staud paper bag shorts ($195), Bottega Veneta leather mules ($790), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; gold door knocker earrings ($39), chain-link bracelet ($48), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Lilly Pulitzer Sea Fan and Beach You to It bangles ($48 each), Matilda’s, Stuart Opposite page: Raisins striped swim top ($38), Deep Six Dive and Watersports, Stuart; Dutchess biker short ($88), Bottega Veneta leather sandals ($890), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; gold door knocker earrings ($39), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Lilly Pulitzer Sea Fan and Beach You to It bangles ($48 each), Matilda’s, Stuart; (on him) black and white swim trunks ($14.99), available at Forever 21



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Sunset California zipped swim top ($62), By Together white tennis skirt ($65), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Bottega Veneta leather sandals ($890), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; Kenneth Jay Lane crystal necklace ($430),; Fornash crystal bracelets ($25 each), Matilda’s, Stuart Opposite page: Melissa Odabash bikini top ($120) and bottom ($120), Staud color-block cardigan ($145), Gianvito Rossi mesh and leather mules ($645), Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens; gold door knocker earrings ($39), Lisa Gay Fashions, Stuart; Lilly Pulitzer Sea Fan and Beach You to It bangles ($48 each), Matilda’s, Stuart; (on him) Polo Ralph Lauren swim trunks ($69.50), available at Macy’s

Stylist: Jodi Belden-Vogl Model: Raylane Raysa, The Source Models, Miami Hair and makeup: Rachele Fialco Photo assistant: Sarah Jacob Styling assistant: Brooke Barbera Male model: Gonzalo Calzon, Next Models, Miami



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Private 2021


The following section presents helpful information provided by prominent private schools in our area. All listings include a brief synopsis of the schools’ achievements, curriculum highlights, and many important details that families look for when selecting the best education for their children. This handy resource is designed to help you make informed decisions at a glance.


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GRADES: PK3 - 12th DENOMINATION: Independent TUITION RANGE: $12,390 - $32,655 STUDENTS: 1,084 STUDENT-TEACHER: 8:1

GRADES: 9th - 12th DENOMINATION: Catholic TUITION RANGE: $14,500 - $16,000 STUDENTS: 500 STUDENT-TEACHER: 13:1

At The Benjamin School, we see a multitude of talents in each child and join with parents to discover, nurture, apply and celebrate each student’s unique gifts. Beginning with our 3-year-old program and continuing through Upper School, we offer a wide range of possibilities for students across broad horizons. In addition to our strong academic program, the School encourages involvement in the visual, performing and creative arts and in a robust athletic program. At the heart of our school is a commitment to teach the importance of good character.

Founded in 1961, Cardinal Newman is a premier, Catholic college preparatory high school in West Palm Beach. It has a rich tradition of attracting gifted scholars, athletes, and artists who will become women and men of character, faith, and intellect. Newman’s coeducational environment allows students to grow and develop in a safe and communal setting. Every classroom promotes collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking and each student receives the support required to achieve his/her personal best. Among our 12,000 graduates have been war heroes, police chiefs, physicians, musicians, authors, researchers, politicians, lawyers, professional athletes, teachers, entrepreneurs, priests, and community leaders.

11000 Ellison Wilson Rd. // North Palm Beach 561.472.3451 //

512 Spencer Drive // West Palm Beach 561.683.6266 //



GRADES: PK2 - 12th DENOMINATION: Non-denominational TUITION RANGE: $10,685 - $15,667 STUDENTS: 920 STUDENT-TEACHER: Upper: 11:1, Lower: 10:1, East: PK2-1st: 6:1

GRADES: Junior K - 8th DENOMINATION: Jewish TUITION RANGE: $14,000 - $22,700 STUDENTS: 120 STUDENT-TEACHER: 6:1

With 58 years of excellence in education, Jupiter Christian School provides a Christ-centered academic program delivered by 21st century educators in a safe and nurturing environment. A leader in early learning, the East Campus (PK2-1st) is located just 1 mile from the West Campus. On our West Campus, classrooms with small group interaction and differentiated learning allow students in the Lower School (2nd-4th grade) and Middle School (5th-8th grade) to excel, while the Upper School (9th-12th) rigorously prepares students for their postsecondary pursuits academically, socially, and spiritually.

Meyer Preparatory School is a state-of-the-art Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade college preparatory and IB Jewish day school serving Greater Palm Beach. Combining academic rigor in general and Judaic Studies with top-notch arts and sports programming, Meyer Prep prepares students for lifelong achievement. Our school aims to use the Jewish ethos of hard work and study to produce graduates of the highest caliber, accepted to the most prestigious high schools and institutes of higher education.

West Campus: 700 S. Delaware Blvd. // 561.746.7800 East Campus: 125 S. Pennock Lane // 561.972.4521

5225 Hood Road // Palm Beach Gardens 561.686.6520 //


Open Enrollment, Begin Anytime Come learn in our intentionally small classrooms: 1-on-1 to 6-on-1

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Personal relationships

Flexible scheduling

Customized curriculum

College preparation


Boca Raton 561-241-1610

Interactive, individualized learning

Coral Springs 954-510-0600

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A College Preparatory Catholic High School


• Student/Teacher Ratio of 13:1 with Average Class Size of 20

• Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence

• Honors, AP, Dual Enrollment, Oxford Scholars Program

• Over $10 Million in Grants and Scholarships Awarded to the Class of 2020

• 22 Championship Athletic Teams • Extracurricular Activities that Include Theater, Music, & Art

• 100% College Matriculation

• Students Provide over 44,000 hours of Community Service Annually • Financial Aid & Merit Awards Available

SCHEDULE A TOUR! 512 Spencer Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33409 • • 561-683-6266

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GRADES: 7th - 12th DENOMINATION: Nonsectarian TUITION RANGE: $25,500 - $34,800 STUDENTS: 475 STUDENT-TEACHER: 9:1

GRADES: PK2 - 9th DENOMINATION: Non-secular financial assistance available TUITION RANGE: $14,930 - $35,860 (need-based for Grades K-9) STUDENTS: 490 STUDENT-TEACHER: 6:1

In conjunction with its 10th anniversary, Oxbridge Academy is adding seventh and eighth grades beginning in August 2021. Oxbridge currently offers grades 9–12. Adding a middle school expands the school’s commitment to providing a worldclass education to younger students from all walks of life who have a love of learning. Oxbridge students benefit from the school’s high academic standards, a culture of kindness, and character building that prepares them to be caring, confident, compassionate, critical thinkers, and global citizens unafraid to tackle 21st-century problems. Middle school and high school students can apply for financial aid. High school students who meet the criteria can apply for merit scholarships.

Founded in 1921, Palm Beach Day Academy is a top-ranked, co-ed day school that expects and honors personal effort, genuine achievement, and thoughtful character from its students. PBDA prioritizes exceptional teaching in order to create a personalized path for each student, further achieved through small class sizes. Our teachers are committed to finding the proper balance of nurturing support and challenging academics for each student. PBDA is located on two campuses 1.3 miles apart in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.

3151 N. Military Trail // West Palm Beach 561.972.9826 //

PK2 - 3rd: 1901 S. Flagler Dr. // 4th - 9th: 241 Seaview Ave. 561.655.1188 //



GRADES: K - 12th DENOMINATION: Non-denominational Pine School’s generous Flexible Tuition Program TUITION RANGE: $18,800 - $29,800 (The makes this investment affordable for all families) STUDENTS: 360 STUDENT-TEACHER: 11:1

GRADES: Early Childhood - 8th DENOMINATION: Catholic TUITION RANGE: $10,150 - $19,400 STUDENTS: 350 STUDENT-TEACHER: 8:1

The Pine School is the premier K-12 college prep independent school on the Treasure Coast. Founded in 1969, Pine is a vibrant and unified community bound together by a shared sense of pride in our students. Challenging academics, inspiring arts, and competitive athletics are combined with unique programming focused on environmental education. Our beautiful 174-acre campus—the largest in Florida—serves as a living classroom and our commitment to developing empowered, successful individuals is second to none. In fact, 92 percent of our graduates receive acceptance to their top-choice college. Contact us today to arrange a campus tour and learn more. One School. Endless Possibilities.

Offering an accelerated education, starting in our Early Childhood Montessori Program (12 months-5 years) and through the Lower School (K-4th) and Middle School (5th-8th), Rosarian Academy has been committed to educating the whole person for life for 95 years. We foster each student’s unique spiritual, physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs at every developmental stage. Known for academic excellence, a welcoming faith-centered community, and small class sizes, Rosarian’s curriculum is enhanced with unsurpassed athletic and fine arts programs and meaningful service opportunities. STEM, coding, art, drama, Spanish, and music theory begin in kindergarten.

12350 SE Federal Hwy. // Hobe Sound 772.675.7005 //

807 North Flagler Dr. // West Palm Beach 561.345.3106 //


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Preparing Students to Meet the World Boldly Offering Grades 7-12

Focusing on character development within a culture of kindness Fostering personal discovery through guided choice Inspiring confident, caring, critical thinkers Graduating seniors to top colleges and universities

Accredited by FCIS • Member of NAIS 561.972.9826 • • 3151 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

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GRADES: 3rd - 12th & Post Grad STUDENTS: 70 TUITION RANGE: $27,750 (small group), $55,800 (one-on-one) STUDENT-TEACHER: 6:1

Contact us today to be featured in our next


Score Academy specializes in customized education in intentionally small classes, including our signature class size of one student/one teacher. We create an individual education plan and schedule for each student based on academic needs, learning style, and personality. With year-round enrollment and flexible scheduling, we support student success with core and elective courses at every level: regular, honors, AP, and remedial. We offer summer school and individual courses for credit all year long, so students can enhance their curriculum or improve their GPA. More than 90 percent of our graduates have continued in four-year universities across the nation. Accredited by AdvancED/Cognia.


3901 Design Center Drive, Suite 200 // Palm Beach Gardens 561.626.2662 //

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL GRADES: PK2 - 8th DENOMINATION: Episcopal YEAR OPENED: 1979 TUITION RANGE: $7,083 - $19,272 STUDENTS: 439 STUDENT-TEACHER: 8:1 St. Mark’s Episcopal School offers a balance of superior academics, tradition, and innovation, which prepares students for life in a rapidly changing world. We offer a safe and welcoming community for children ages 2 through eighth grade. Small class sizes allow us to be nimble, responsive, and provide personal attention to our students as well as build strong partnerships with our families. Learning to think with their head and their heart, St. Mark’s students gain admission to top area high schools and leave with a sound foundation for life.

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exCelling today, shaping tomorrow East Campus (PK2 - 1st Grade) 125 S. Pennock Lane Jupiter, FL. 561-972-4521

WEst Campus (2nd - 12th Grade) 700 S. Delaware Blvd. Jupiter, FL. 561-354-1951

south Campus (K - 1st Grade) 2823 N. Australian Ave. West Palm Beach, FL. 561-354-1951

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DISCOVER THE MEYER PREP DIFFERENCE! Now accepting applications for the Lower School (Junior Kindergarten - 5th Grade) and International Baccalaureate Middle School (Grades 6-8).

WHY MEYER PREP JEWISH DAY SCHOOL • State-of-the-art campus features inspired • Exciting specials and electives, learning spaces and advanced technology such as music, art, drama, innovation lab, yoga mindfulness, movement, • One-to-one tablet or laptop device media production provided for each lower school student • Advanced IB courses for high school credit • Low student-to-teacher ratio • 3 high-tech STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) labs where all grades learn coding, robotics, 3D printing, engineering, and design

• 100% of graduates are accepted to their first-choice competitive high schools

• Meyer Prep offers a full Judaic Studies curriculum based on the study of Torah and classical Jewish sources, as well as modern Hebrew Language instruction

5225 Hood Road • Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 • 561.686.6520

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Serving PK2 - Grade 8 Superior Academics, Tradition and Innovation Since 1979

Schedule a Tour

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Jupiter, FL Guanabanas Restaurant - 960 N Hwy A1A Jupiter, FL - 561-747-8878

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Flavor Clambakes come in all shapes and sizes, but adding ingredients like lobster, corn, potatoes, and sausage is delish!



t wouldn’t be summer without a clambake, and you don’t have to cook it yourself unless you want to. “Our clambakes have live Maine lobsters, clams, mussels, potatoes, corn, and andouille sausage,” says Bob Thesz, general manager and corporate executive chef at New England Fish Market and Restaurant. “They’re available in our Jensen Beach and Palm City restaurants, and customers can order from the

market as well. We put all the ingredients into a large can, which you take home and just place on your grill.” Popular seasonings include Old Bay, Creole, garlic butter, and beer; prices fluctuate according to the daily market cost of lobster. Says Thesz: “For me, the joy of a clambake is putting it on a picnic table, spreading it out on a tray, and enjoying it with family and friends.” —Mark Spivak J U LY/ A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 | STUART

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Clockwise from top left: Denise Castronovo pours white chocolate into molds; creamed chocolate honey; coconut rum truffles. Opposite page: Castronovo with Mamo Camilo, spiritual leader of the Arhuaco indigenous people in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta region of Colombia, one of the areas from which she sources her cacao.






hen Denise Castronovo was in high school, she made a commitment to do meaningful work for the environment. Many years later, after graduate studies in ecology and a stint at her own consulting firm, she stumbled on chocolate. “Around 2008, I tried some of the cacao nibs that were coming out at the time, and I realized that was where chocolate came from,” she says. “No one in Florida was doing bean-to-bar chocolate—companies were adding flavorings to chocolate bars but not paying attention to the raw materials. They seemed to think that all chocolate was the same.” She founded Castronovo Chocolate in 2012 and has won more than 100 international awards since then. Like coffee, beer, and spirits, chocolate has recently attained an aura of connoisseurship, and Castronovo is focused on elevating the product in the gourmet market. The process of converting cacao beans to chocolate bars takes slightly over a week. Castronovo believes that “each bean has its

own story” and sources her product from brokers and farmers in Latin and South America. The beans arrive already fermented and dried; they are roasted and the husks removed before being placed in a stone grinder for five days. After being tempered, the chocolate


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is ready to be formed into bars, truffles, and specialty items. “Many people think chocolate is fattening, but our customers don’t gobble down a whole bar at once,” says Castronovo. “They tend to be nibblers, like people who sip fine wine. Our chocolate is more satisfying, and the flavor stays in your mouth for minutes afterward.” Her specialty—and one of her most popular items—is dark milk chocolate. Her versions are infused with at least 60 percent cacao and have the sugar level of traditional dark chocolate. Customers may choose Colombian Tumaco or Sierra Nevada, or Lost City from Honduras flavored with fleur de sel (flower of salt). Castronovo Chocolate is available at the Stuart retail store on Colorado Avenue, online, or from gourmet retail partners around the country. The ripple effects of the business model are far-reaching: By purchasing rare, heirloom beans, Castronovo is helping to protect genetic varieties of cacao. Farmers are paid directly, earning between three and five times what they would get from a commodity exchange. And by obtaining beans grown in rain forests, she is also fulfilling her high school pledge. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite103, Stuart;; 772.521.1699



“A Cut Above the Rest”

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We offer full service catering offsite or onsite in our restaurant. Large events or small intimate dinner parties, we do it all! 2313 SE Ocean Boulevard • Stuart, FL 34996 772.287.5599 • Monday-Saturday Lunch: 11am - 3pm • Dinner: 5pm - 9pm J U LY/ A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 | STUART

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f you buy an Italian ice at ROK & WTR, you get more than a refreshing treat. You also help people in Haiti gain access to clean drinking water. When Seth Ray and his partner, Kevin Harrigan, founded the store in Port St. Lucie last January, Ray was seeking a business to support his nonprofit, Go.Build.Love. The pair didn’t know much about Italian ice, but they proved to be quick studies. They attended Ice Cream Boot Camp in Tampa, purchased an Emery Thompson batch freezer, and developed a set of proprietary recipes. ROK & WTR features 18 flavors of Italian ice daily, rotated from 60 available options. The most popular (and Ray’s personal favorite) is Cotton Candy, although seasonal flavors such as Key Lime Pie and Apple Cider are crowd-pleasers. All ices are made fresh every day from natural flavors. Ray’s true passion, however, was awakened on a trip to Haiti several years ago. “It was my first time out of the country, and I had never seen poverty like that before,” he says. “Almost 80 percent of illnesses in a place like Haiti are caused by contaminated water, so there was a need for clean water as well as a spiritual need.” His organization installs microfiber filters in homes, provides anti-parasitic medicine along with a Bible, and follows up on families regularly. ROK & WTR also gives back to the local community here in Florida by providing Italian ice to hospitals, police, and first responders, living up to their motto of “doing good one frozen treat at a time.” 828 SE Becker Road, Port St. Lucie;; 772.877.2870 —Mark Spivak


2ND STREET BISTRO This lively bistro, located in historic downtown Fort Pierce, highlights local produce in its delicious dishes. The extensive beer list features a brew to complement every meal and satisfy everyone’s taste buds. 122 N. 2nd St., Fort Pierce;; 772.293.9191 DISTRICT TABLE & BAR Chef Jason Stocks presents his creative take on everything from dry-aged burgers to sourdough pizza in a contemporary dining space. Sustainability is also a focus: All oyster shells are recycled to rebuild local reefs and oyster beds. 4665 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.8357 HARRY AND THE NATIVES This longstanding family business in Hobe Sound offers a selection of traditional American favorites and a casual atmosphere. 11910 SE Federal Hwy., Hobe Sound;; 772.546.3061 OASIS DINER Quaint and cozy diner offering a variety of breakfast, lunch, and brunch items. 901 U.S.Hwy. 1, Fort Pierce;; 772.828.3302 PALM CITY GRILL Seafood, pizza, and burgers coexist at this understated, pub-style corner eatery with a following as large as its menu. 3208 SW Martin Downs Blvd., Palm City;; 772.220.4745 PHILLY DOWN SOUTH CAFE Discover an array of Philly cheesesteaks, salads, burgers, and seafood at the café inside the Elliott Museum, under owner Jim Leary. 825 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.225.1961 SPRITZ CITY BISTRO Upscale American bistro featuring tapas and small plates. 61 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.320.9100 SUNRISE CITY CAFE Located in the heart of downtown historical Fort Pierce, Sunrise City Cafe serves breakfast and lunch with a hometown feel. 204 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce;; 772.242.1833 THE CRAFTED KEG Where growlers, affordable bites, and beer flights unite. This brew pub, located inside a former grocery store, serves a wide selection of craft beer, wine, and soda along with typical bar foods, flatbreads, specials, and customizable meat and cheese platters. 555 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.600.8218 VINE AND BARLEY Quench your thirst with a pour of wine or a pint of beer (there are more than 20 of each to choose from) and stay for the tasty sampling of bites like cheese plates, local-made fish dip, and “brat dogs” wrapped in rosemary dough. 301 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart;; 772.781.1717

ASIAN ASIAN CHAO Mix and match Chinese entrées, sushi, and sides from the buffet-style counter takeout. Choose from a variety of classic dishes like orange chicken, lo mein, and California rolls. 3174 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.3674 BENIHANA Grab dinner and a show at this hibachi restaurant as tableside chefs prepare Japanese dishes. 3602 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.286.0740 CAFE BOONMA “Boonma” means good karma and that good times and things are coming— something owner and Chef Rampai lives up to at this traditional Thai spot offering wok dishes and house specials like duck with tamarind sauce. 3720 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.291.2320


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EMMAN’S ASIAN GOURMET Filipino owner/Chef Emman Eugenio creates small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart; fusionofec; 772.888.3171 KRUA THAI RESTAURANT Authentic Thai dishes (think: crispy duck and green curry with rice) served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.8114 PHO DELI Authentic Vietnamese restaurant in a casual setting with a counter-serve option and dishes from Pho to Bahn Mi. 466 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.877.2133; (second location) 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; 772.882.9584 RAMEN HANA AND WINGS Ramen that warms the mouth and soul. Choose between small and large plates of various ramen flavors or try the namesake wings in four flavors. 6935 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.444.2825

FRENCH 11 MAPLE STREET Where French country meets Florida. 11 Maple Street offers a dining experience with fare resembling art. Chef Michael Perrin prepares his plates with some of each season’s peak items,

including locally sourced produce and humanely raised meats. 3224 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.334.7714

GERMAN ETHAN’S GRILL Chef Lenh offers an exciting menu featuring American fusion and German favorites such as potato pancakes, schnitzel, and sauerbraten. 5687 SE Crooked Oak Ave, Hobe Sound;; 772.210.2350 THE HOFFMANN Enjoy traditional German and American fare while relaxing at the expansive outdoor seating and barn. 3825 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.44.3697

INDIAN INDIA PALACE Modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes, with creative uses of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a sampling of South Indian and Indo-Chinese specialties that pair well with oven-baked Peshawari naan stuffed with raisins, nuts, and cheese. 890 SW Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.6262 NAMASTE GRILL Nepalese and Indian cuisine inside a relaxed,

contemporary space in the heart of downtown Stuart. Menu highlights range from tandoori and grilled meats to goat curry with Nepalese spices simmered in a dark stew. 2500 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.5515 TAJ INDIAN Curries steal the show at this establishment that offers a wide range of cultural favorites in addition to vegan and halal foods. 529 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.237.4567

ITALIAN CASA BELLA This quaint restaurant combines northern and southern Italian cuisine under one roof. Expect big flavors and beyond satisfactory Italian dishes. 512 SW 3rd St., Stuart;; 772.223.0077 DOWNTOWN BENNY’S PIZZA Authentic Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Enjoy prepared-fresh menu items, ranging from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to salads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.232.6422 DRIFT KITCHEN & BAR This premier oceanfront restaurant located at Hutchinson Shore Resort features an array of fresh seafood and Italian specialties in a contemporary space. 3793 NE Ocean Blvd., Jensen Beach;; 772.405.9215

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LA BORGATA RISTORANTE La Borgata has taken its patrons on tours of Italy’s famous dishes—no passport required—for more than 50 years. The menu features favorite Italian dishes such as calamari Siciliana and penne puttanesca, as well as pizza, calzones, and stromboli, prepared to order. 3227 SW Mapp Road, Palm City;; 772.288.2121 LA FORCHETTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT This family-owned gem is home to an extensive selection of gourmet pasta including lobster ravioli, penne alla vodka, and gnocchi Capri. Plus, hand-tossed pizza pies, a warm, Italian setting, and attentive staff. 7820 SW Lost River Road, Stuart;; 772.872.7333 LIZZA’S PIZZA Fast, casual eating with dishes including pastas, breads, subs, and, of course, pizzas. 3359 NW Main Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.9233 MARIO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT Longstanding, casual dining joint serving Italian classics with delicious and generous portions. 1924 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.283.6660 PEPE & SALE Expect modern Italian dishes with a focused wine list in a fine dining atmosphere inside a bistrolike setting. 101 SE Ocean Blvd. Suite 103, Stuart;; 772.872.6251 PIETRO’S ON THE RIVER Under the supervision of Chef Robert King, the kitchen puts out memorable authentic Italian dishes such as roasted Long Island duckling and swordfish puttanesca. 8735 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.7575 PUSATERI’S CHICAGO PIZZA A “real” taste of Chicago pizza, Pusateri’s offers thin-crust pizza topped with unique sauces and cut into squares. 221 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.288.9810 RISTORANTE CLARETTA A wide range of authentic Italian dishes in a fine dining setting. All ingredients are imported fresh from Italy, and seafood comes straight from the Mediterranean Sea. 1315 SW Martin Hwy., Palm City;; 772.219.9940 RUFFINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA This family-owned restaurant boasts authentic Italian fare from a menu of more than 70 choices, as well as daily specials. 1145 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.335.2988 TUTTO FRESCO An elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.464.8988

JAMAICAN JERK CITY Jerk City offers diners island specialties for lunch and dinner. Favorites include curry goat and brown stew chicken to specials like curry shrimp and crab.




Republic chicken sandwich at Ocean Republic Buffalo Caesar salad at Fruits and Roots Vegan Cafe Catering is also available. 8007 U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.871.2552 ONE LOVE JAMAICAN This beloved eatery serves up delectable seafood platters and authentic Jamaican dishes. Indulge in platters like corn, crab legs, blue crabs, sausage, boiled egg, and potatoes. 3453 SW Darwin Blvd., Port St. Lucie; onelovecaribbeancuisineseafood.; 772.985.3128

LATIN AMERICAN/CUBAN DOM RICO CAFE Specializing in Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisine, this family-owned restaurant features favorites like skirt steak with chimichurri, fried mashed green plantains, and tres leches. 1180 SE Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie;; 772.204.2318 MERVIS’ CAFÉ & GRILL This Fort Pierce establishment doubles as a USPS contract unit and serves up one tasty Cuban sandwich that has locals coming back for more. They also offer satisfying bites like sweet plantains, croquettes, and empanadas. 402 S. 5th Street, Fort Pierce;; 772.462.6600 THE MOFONGO KING This Puerto Rican outpost is known for its namesake mofongo—a dish packed with fried plantains stacked high with an assortment of shrimp, tostones, and more. Bonus: Mofongo offers two-for-one draft beers every day of the week. 295 SW Port St Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; themofongoking; 772.777.4080

MEXICAN CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi band performances.

1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.600.5482 MR. JALAPEÑO STUART Authentic Mexican cuisine with bold flavor. Don’t miss out on 10 flavored margaritas. 1602 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.8161 PUEBLO VIEJO A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; puebloviejofl. com; 772.934.6683; (second location) 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; 772.336.5050 RANCHO CHICO Enjoy a range of classic Mexican platters in a warm setting with colorful folk art. 91 SW Monterey Road, Stuart;; 772.288.6741 TACO DIVE Open late, Taco Dive offers craft beers with their homemade Mexican fare featuring fresh ingredients. Their tortas (sandwiches) are all served on fresh bread from Mirandas Bakery. 10501 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie; 772.345.3483 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by owner/ Chef Julie LaFrance-Lentine. Favorites include Thai basil chicken and Yucatan tacos. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart;; 772.288.9696 TACO TRUCK OF STUART Tasty Mexican fare from a food truck. Take it to go or eat at a stool just out front. 31 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA MONTANO’S Small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie;; 772.777.3406 TAQUERIA TORRES Authentic Mexican fare featuring tacos and other traditional plates. 2995 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.678.9014


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PORTUGUESE FERNANDO’S DOCKSIDE GRILLE Take a tour along the coasts of the Atlantic with Chef Fernando Dovale, who is whipping up authentic Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine. 2214 SE Veterans Memorial Parkway, Port St. Lucie;; 772.337.1110 LUSO PORTUGUESE GRILLE Portuguese outpost reflecting the country’s coastal heritage with a focus on seafood like octopus and shrimp cooked Mozambique-style. 10511 SW Village Center Drive, Port St. Lucie;; 772.303.2400

SEAFOOD 12A BUOY Wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce;; 772.672.4524 BONEFISH GRILL A casual environment with seafood favorites like wood-grilled lobster and rainbow trout with just the right amount of kick. 2283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.288.4388 CHUCK’S SEAFOOD From New England clam chowder to shrimp Parmesan, this eatery delivers affordable seafood to every table. 822 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; chucksseafood; 772.461.9484 FRESH CATCH SEAFOOD GRILL Owner Eric Olson guarantees the freshest of seafood dishes and a raw oyster bar. 1411 SE Indian St., Stuart;; 772.286.6711 GETTIN CRABBY A no-frills seafood house known for crabs by the pound, an array of local catch, and local music performances. 4110 SE Salerno Road, Stuart;; 772.463.1166 KING NEPTUNE King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.287.9630 KYLE G’S PRIME SEAFOOD & STEAKS Eclectic, seafood-centric menu that blends the freshest daily catches, highest-quality raw bar, and shellfish selections. Plus, premium cuts of meat—all with stunning water views. 10900 S. Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island;; 772.237.5461 LOLA’S SEAFOOD A family-owned eatery serving New England– inspired seafood including everyone’s favorite lobster roll. Save room for Lola’s homemade sweets, like Kermit’s chocolate key lime pop. 181 U.S. Hwy. 1, Tequesta;; 772.219.3340 MANATEE ISLAND BAR & GRILL Boasting locations in Port Salerno and one overlooking the Fort Pierce Inlet on Hutchinson Island, this laid-back spot is ideal for those who arrive by land and sea. 4817 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart;; 772.464.2700 PELICAN YACHT CLUB Members can expect excellent service, beautiful

sunsets, and an array of dishes ranging from herb and pistachio–crusted sea scallops to Asianglazed short ribs. 1120 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.464.2700 RHUMCAY BEACH RESORT AND ISLAND GRILLE A quality beachside culinary experience that is well-coupled with oceanfront accommodations. 110 S. Ocean Drive, Fort Pierce;; 772.882.3602 SAUDER’S LANDING This small fish house with a thatched-roof patio and dining room features fresh-caught seafood like its famous crab cakes. 9815 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.229.0246 SAILOR’S RETURN Local favorite serving fresh seafood, chops, and steaks, enhanced by the most beautiful sunset on the Treasure Coast. The restaurant offers 220 seats for indoor or patio dining, two full bars, and live music seven days a week. 625 SW Anchorage Way, Stuart;; 772.872.7250 SNEAKI TIKI Tiki-inspired tropical eatery outfitted with a patio to enjoy live music and everyone’s favorite seafood and tacos specials. 211 S Colorado Ave. Suite 1, Stuart;; 772.286.0565 STUART BOATHOUSE A stunning waterfront setting, an outstanding happy hour, enticing specials, and live music all weekend make Stuart Boathouse a go-to. 49 SW Seminole St., Stuart;; 772.266.4586 THE BLACK MARLIN Head to The Black Marlin for everything from local seafood to late-night martinis. This cozy hideaway was once the site of the oldest tavern in Stuart. 53 SW Osceola St., Stuart;; 772.286.3126 THE DECK RESTAURANT Located inside Harbor Inn & Marina, The Deck is dedicated to providing diners classic favorites with a twist, like the BLGT po’ boy with bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomatoes, along with beautiful sunsets and a gorgeous view of the St. Lucie River. 307 NW North River Drive, Stuart; the-deck; 772.692.1203 THE MAGIC OYSTER BAR AND SEAFOOD GRILL A wide selection of Gulf, East, and West Coast oysters paired with wine, local brews, and tropical cocktails make this casual eatery a must-visit for oyster lovers. 10999 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach;; 772.877.3139 THE QUIET CRAB Owner and chef Jeff Goldstein brings his Rockville, Maryland, roots to this restaurant that receives steamed blue crabs weekly. 6075 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.210.5154 THE TWISTED TUNA Between the live music, waterfront views, freshcaught seafood, and sushi bar, it’s no surprise that The Twisted Tuna is one of Stuart’s most-loved dining destinations. 4290 SE Salerno Road, Stuart;; 772.600.7239

TIDEHOUSE Dine from the second floor overlooking the Harborage Yacht Club & Marina. Fresh, Florida seafood purchased from local fishermen, plus flatbreads, prime rib, and more. 915 NW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.444.3166

STEAK HOUSE LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style restaurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach;; 772.692.7922 MANERO’S RESTAURANT Enjoy steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City;; 772.2203011 MEATING STREET STEAK & SEAFOOD The Lamarra family offers USDA Prime steaks, seafood, and indulgent sides at their Tradition outpost. 10553 SW Meeting St., Port St. Lucie;; 772.348.3805 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into steaks and seafood from this well-known Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.286.2622 PETER’S STEAKHOUSE Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and fried shoestring onions accompany the succulent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach;; 772.225.2516 THE GAFFORD Family-run establishment with Southern hospitality and perfectly executed plates. The signature “Gafford” is a 20-ounce bone-in prime Revier Ranch rib eye that pays homage to owner Rick Wilson’s grandfather, and the steaks they used to cook together. 47 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart;; 772.221.9517

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN/HEALTHY BERRY FRESH CAFE This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMO- and preservative-free cafe serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.324.8287 DELITEFUL KITCHEN Artisan market, community hub, and cafe boasting healthy, organic, and farm-to-table fare. 2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart;; 772.324.3413 FIRST WATCH Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this healthminded cafe chain bursting with flavorful options for all tastebuds. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart;; 772.220.4076 FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE Plant-based menu offering cold-pressed juices, smoothies, juice shots, oat bowls, colorful salads, and sandwiches all made with local ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart;; 772.678.6627 ❖

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CASINO NIGHT TO BENEFIT ELEV8HOPE When/Where March 12, 2021 | Rockin’ H Ranch, Palm City 1. Billy Stiger, Zach Sadler, Cheyenne Ellison 2. Pete DelToro, Kathy Carrol, Meghan Vaughn, Rinamarie Shpiruk, Jackie Uhl, Tom Lowell 3. Jennifer and Michael Katz 4. Ronnie Kirchman, Stormy Apostolopoulos 5. Diana Reese, Kim and David Chirico 6. Leah and Cameron Crocker 7. Guests try their luck at the roulette table 8. Sabina Karac, Gary Ducote, Brian Lynch, Rommy Mesi LIZ MCKINLEY







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March 20, 2021 | The Fox Club, Palm City


1. Lisa Rymer, Jodi Harvey 2. Marcella and Marcio Fuentealba, Dinija Berkien 3. Sue Klahne, Charlie Coté 4. Charlie Buxton, Judy Overdorf 5. Beth Lonnes, Pat Austin 6. Terry Rieger 7. Baylee Knipe, Diane Anthony, Patty Snodgrass


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The Event: MOLLY’S HOUSE POLO CLASSIC When/Where March 6, 2021 | Port Mayaca Polo Club, Okeechobee 1. Alvaro Ara, Dominic State, Jorge Cernadas 2. Shannon and Brian Jones, Joanna and John Mangan, Geanne and Twig Tolle 3. Kelly and Michele Buist 4. Frank Byers, Karen Rodgers 5. Michael Sharkey, Scott and Val Fletcher, Evan Milligan 6. A polo match in full swing. 7. Jennifer Drozd, Jennifer Wojcieszak 8. Betsy Herald, Katie Watts, Karen Cadorette








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HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE TREASURE COAST “BOW-WOW-MEOW LUAU” PAWS & CLAWS GALA When/Where March 6, 2021 | Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort, Stuart





1. Cathy and Jay Allen, Darlene and John Ciabattari, Jeff and Charleen Sabin 2. Keith and Tanya Lorigan, Kelly and Jay Cashmere 3. Natalie and Ray Desmangles 4. George and Kit Haas, Glenn and Cindy Greenspan 5. Jodi and Ryan Figman 6. Paul Feinsinger, Shaun Kelly with dog Ebby, Christina Stamper, Dottie Falvi, Gary Ober 7. Liz Fedele, Charlie Ike 8. An authentic island show performed by entertainers from Mai Kai Polynesian Restaurant 8

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