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STUART M AGA Z I N E

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BRIDAL LOOKS YOU’LL LOVE CAKES, COCKTAILS, COASTAL DECOR, AND MORE

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Y O U R H A P P I LY EVER AFTER S TA R T S H E R E

Begin your journey together in coastal elegance at Hutchinson Island Marriott® Beach Resort & Marina, featuring over 30,000 square feet of indoor, outdoor and beachfront venues. Kick off a weekend of festivities with a casual Tiki Bar reception. Plan a grand affair in the elegant Great Room, or take your first dance together under the stars, toes in sand. On-site golf, spa, tennis, watersports rentals and more will ensure your guests are having as much fun as you are. And with custom catering menus, Certified Event Planners and Marriott’s legendary service, you can rest assured that the day of your dreams will be nothing short of magnificent.

TO START PLANNING, CALL 772-225-6815 OR EMAIL REGINA.RICE@MARRIOTTSALES.COM

HUTCHINSON ISLAND MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT & MARINA 555 NE OCEAN BOULEVARD, STUART, FL 34996 800.947.2148, MARRIOTTHUTCHINSONISLAND.COM ©2020 Marriott International, Inc.

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VILLA DEL MAR AT

sailfish point Hutchinson Island, Florida

Elegant 6,125 SF overlooking Ocean, Inlet and miles of pristine shoreline. Offered at $6.4 MILLION.

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Custom window and door specialists on staff providing FREE ESTIMATING on qualified new homes and remodeling projects.

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world-class

research ..in your backyard It takes a village. FAU Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute

scientists support state and Martin County officials by lending expertise and supplementing water quality monitoring efforts along the Indian River Lagoon, county beaches and on the St. Lucie Reef.

Join us! FAU Harbor Branch scientists share their knowledge with people of all ages through a variety of outreach programs.

Learn more: fau.edu/hboi/visit Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute 5600 US 1 North Fort Pierce, FL 34946

Photo: A stunning view of the St. Lucie Estuary from the Indian Street Bridge, Palm City.

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BEFORE YOU

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On behalf of all us here at Audi, Infiniti, Alfa Romeo and Maserati Stuart, we would like to say thanks to you, our loyal customers here in Stuart and surrounding areas. As our valued guests, you are our #1 priority when it comes to all your luxury automotive needs. We are truly proud to be a part of the Treasure Coast community and we look forward to continuing to serve you and your families.

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Science Changes Everything

knew I was going “ Itoalways be a scientist. When my mom got breast cancer my motivation was to help people detect it early.” – Alyssa Shepard, Graduate Student

Changing the world begins with changing individual lives. From the smallest moments each day to transformational moments that alter the course of our life, science changes our experience. It’s ever-present. It’s the foundation for human progress and the key to solving many of humanity’s biggest problems. Get curious | sciencechangeseverything.org

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THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW. DISCOVER 24/7 CONCIERGE MEDICINE. As a member of Concierge Medicine, you will be able to see your physician quickly, often on a same-day or next-day basis, saving you time. What’s more, you may discuss your concerns with your doctor by phone or email without an appointment.

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Contents APRIL 2020

Features 34 Rustic Elegance

Gorgeous bridal looks just in time for wedding season. Photography by Ian Jacob

40 River Retreat

A new home on the Loxahatchee combines contemporary living with classic style. By Jean Nayar

46 Coastal Inspiration

A local couple’s wedding was an ode to the ocean.

By Nhi Hoang

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Rosa ClarĂĄ crepe dress with cowl neckline and spaghetti straps ($2,300); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold circle drop diamond earrings ($1,995), 14K white gold vintage floral diamond tennis bracelet ($3,500); Simon G 18K white gold oval ring with side diamonds ($9,400).

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LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE

Willoughby Golf Club

Golf • Tennis • Fitness • Dining • Resort-Style Amenities Over the years, Water Pointe Realty Group has proven itself to be a leader in the local luxury real estate market on the Treasure Coast. Whether you are looking for a starter home, shopping for the perfect home in one of our gorgeous golf course communities, or renting through www.VacationHutchinsonIsland.com, our expert associates are here to help. From course to coast, we’re more than just waterfront.

CALL YOUR REALTOR® - 772.220.4343 | FIND YOUR HOME - www.WaterPointe.com

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Contents

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In Every Issue 16 Editor’s Note 57 Flavor

Foodie news and dining guide

66 Hot Shots

Photos from recent events

78 Surf Report

What’s happening on stuartmagazine.com

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Radar 19 Buzz

What not to miss this month

22 Arts

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Downtown Stuart’s monthly Creek Walks

24 The Spot

Wedding venues for every style

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Must-hit water trails for paddle enthusiasts

28 Character

Bouquet banter with Treasure Coast florist Kelly Siliato

30 The Goods

Gift ideas for wedding welcome bags

32 Wanderlust

An exclusive island retreat for adults in laid-back Key Largo

ON THE COVER Photograper: Ian Jacob

Shot on location at Rockin H Ranch, Palm City

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Shore Bliss for Your Special Day on Hutchinson Island The all new Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, located just an hour north of Palm Beach, is the perfect, romantic setting for your oceanfront wedding ceremony and reception. Whether your guest list is 50 or 325, our wedding specialists will ensure your day is nothing short of extraordinary. 3793 NE OCEAN BOULEVARD, JENSEN BEACH, FL HUTCHINSONSHORES.COM | 561.745.7158

RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY SET OF BRIDE & GROOM CRYSTALLIZED CHAMPAGNE FLUTES Restrictions and minimums may apply

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STUART M AG A Z I N E

Editor in Chief Michelle Ribeiro Creative Director Olga M. Gustine

Florida Bar Board Certified In: Wills, Trusts, And Estates

Associate Editor Megan Ayscue

Masters Degree In Tax Law (Llm Taxation) Former Practicing Florida CPA

Web and Social Media Kayla Ziadie

• Estate and Business Planning • Asset Protection Planning • Estate, Gift, & Generation Skipping Tax Minimization Planning • Charitable Gift Planning • Trust and Estate Administration

Contributing Writers and Editors Nhi Hoang, Kathleen Martin, Linda Marx, Jean Nayar, Elizabeth Petoniak, Melissa Puppo, Paul Rubio, Mark Spivak DESIGN Art Director Craig R. Cottrell, Jr. Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza Contributing Photographers/Stylists Jodi Belden, Ian Jacob Social Photographers MaryAnn Ketcham, Liz McKinley PRODUCTION Production Director Selene M. Ceballo Production Manager Brian Beach

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Publisher Kim Capen ADVERTISING Account Managers Cyndi Hochberg, Donna Lewis, Tanya Lorigan, Aché Saint Sales and Marketing Integration Manager Shalyn Ormsby Advertising Services Coordinator Ashley Fleak OPERATIONS Process Integration Manager Sue Martel Digital Operations Manager Bill Fleak Circulation/Subscriptions Administrator Marjorie Leiva Distribution Manager Judy Heflin Distribution Ricardo Marte Accounting Specialist Lourdes Linares Accounts Receivable Specialist Ana Coronel Administrative Assistant Annie Portuondo SUBSCRIPTIONS 800.308.7346

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Editor’s note

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’m so thrilled to be here at Stuart Magazine—and even more excited to show you our revamped design. As you flip through these pages, you may notice some changes to the look and flow of things—a cleaner design and more structured sections with some new regular columns added to the mix. Let me help you navigate a little: “Radar” (beginning on page 19) is devoted to all things local—from Hobe Sound up to Fort Pierce—including stories on the arts, interesting people who make up the fabric of Martin and St. Lucie Counties, events and happenings to know about, and cool places to explore. “Flavor” (page 57) highlights the local cuisine scene. And don’t worry, everyone’s favorite social photos remain—filed under “Hot Shots” (page 66). You’re also going to be seeing more fashion features, shot on location in the area and showcasing some of the hottest trends. With wedding season upon us, this particular issue is packed with info for brides- and grooms-to-be: venues to fit every personality, incredible cake designs, and more. Plus, take a peek at one Stuart couple’s gorgeous coastalthemed wedding (page 46), and definitely don’t miss the breathtaking bridal fashion shoot we did at Rockin H Ranch in Palm City (page 34). I truly hope you enjoy this issue of Stuart Magazine, and I look forward to many more to come. Peace and blessings,

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BUZZ | ARTS | THE SPOT | PLAY | CHARACTER | THE GOODS | WANDERLUST

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pring is here, and it’s the perfect time to catch a St. Lucie Mets game at the all-new (and newly named) Clover Park. The former First Data Field unveiled its fresh design earlier this season with updated concessions, seating, and a left-field party deck. Head through the new entrance and up the stairs to a view directly behind home plate. The Mets play home games April 11, 13-15, 24-26, and 28-30. Clover Park Stadium, Port St. Lucie, tickets from $10, milb.com, 772.871.2115

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he bluegrass legend returns to Stuart with his band, Kentucky Thunder. We chatted with the Grammy-winning Hall of Famer about his incredible musical journey. The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, April 5, $50, lyrictheatre.com, 772.286.7827

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COURTESY OF SURFERS FOR AUTISM

3 Qs With Ricky Skaggs

WHAT DO YOU LOVE SO MUCH ABOUT BLUEGRASS?

Head to Jensen Beach to witness the magic of Surfers for Autism, a nonprofit founded in South Florida 12 years ago that helps socialize kids with autism through the power of waves. Hundreds of attendees enjoy live music, raffles, and more as kids hit the water as experienced volunteers teach them how to surf. Jensen Beach Park, Jensen Beach, April 4, free, surfersforautism.org, 855.386.4273

Every show, every performance, is special to me with [Kentucky Thunder]. It’s almost like a jazz band in a way. It’s freeform—we may start on the same note, but we may not end on the same note. And that’s the beauty of this music.

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT KENTUCKY THUNDER? They’re great! They’re a bunch of young guys who push me, challenge me, and make me want to be a better musician.

BEING FROM KENTUCKY, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT FLORIDA? I’ve always enjoyed coming to Florida and playing music. A lot of people from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee have moved here for warmth over the years, and they’re first- and secondgeneration hillbillies like me. They like to come out and hear music from their roots, music from their homeland.

CONSERVATION STATION Honor Earth Day this year at Earth Fest, a unique event at The Children’s Museum in Jensen Beach that aims to teach future generations what they can do to help our planet. A few days before the April 22 holiday, young attendees can learn about the environment through gardening and other science-centric activities. The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, Jensen Beach, April 18, free for members/non-members start at $4, childrensmuseumtc.org, 772.225.7575

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COURTESY OF MELISSA FULLER

Spend a leisurely day sipping cocktails on the St. Lucie River with Tiki Taxi & Cruises. The new service debuted in Stuart in February and allows patrons to sail as long as they please for $10 with stamped re-entry. The cruise also offers private, threehour excursions that include a personal bartender and open bar (with catering options available). Taxi leaves from the downtown Stuart dock and TideHouse, Stuart, Friday to Sunday, $10 per day (private parties $55 per person), tikitaxiandcruises.com, 772.521.0024

Steamed, fried, grilled, or on the half shell—however you prefer your oysters, head to the Fort Pierce Oyster Festival to indulge. Along with boatloads of oysters and plenty of other food options, the two-day event features music, arts and crafts, and marine education exhibits. Bonus: The discarded oyster shells are collected and used for oyster reef restoration projects like those in the spoil islands near the Fort Pierce City Marina. Downtown Fort Pierce waterfront, April 4-5, free, fortpierceoysterandseafest.com, 561.792.9260 ❖

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COURTESY OF HEATHER IVINS

Walk This Way ARTISTS, BUSINESSES, AND COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER DURING STUART’S MONTHLY CREEK WALKS b y K AT H L E E N M A R T I N

COURTESY OF KATIE GIANNI

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very first Friday of the month in Stuart, white tents rise along Colorado Avenue and the surrounding areas as artists set up their work. Bands unpack equipment to prepare for the evening’s performances, and businesses hold off on flipping their “closed” signs, as they stay open late to welcome artist displays. Dubbed “Creek Walk,” the monthly event launched in November is the latest expansion from the city’s newly formed Creek District of Arts & Entertainment. Board member Katie Gianni says the goal is to connect artists, the community, and local businesses as well as draw attention to the district. The event has certainly taken off: The February 7 Creek Walk welcomed more than 100 guests, with two dozen local businesses participating—double that of the inaugural event last fall. “It’s quite rewarding to see something like this come together as quickly as it has and become quite accessible within the community,” says Duncan Hurd of The Gilt Complex, a Creek Walk participant. During the event, area businesses including galleries, coffee shops, boutiques, pubs, and more open their doors to host local artists like Heather Ivins, whose work featuring landscapes and pets was shown at Gilt in February. “[The event offers] a really nice opportunity

From top: City Walk, to support local Heather Ivins; Fog on artists and, likeMcKinley Marina, Mark Stall; artist Lynn Morgan wise, for artists to with some of her work set draw people into up at The Gilt Complex during Creek Walk. businesses some people may not know about,” Ivins says. Strolling through the event, guests can hear music from on-site musicians as well as nearby venues like Terra Fermata Tiki Bar, which also hosts live painting during Creek Walks. As they mill about, visitors can take advantage of live painting demonstrations, listen to poets, and browse through crafts from jewelry makers and other artisans. “There are so many art forms,” Gianni says. “It doesn’t all have to be fine art.” Local photographer Mark Stall, who has displayed his work at the walk, says the event’s energy has been great and allows him to connect with individual

community members. “We get more one-on-one time,” he says. Other Creek Walk artists include Sophie Ledermé, who works in abstract shapes and vivid shades of acrylics and alcohol inks; Sue Klane, who offers vivid paint pours of ocean scenes; and Laura Kay’s gemstone, silver clay, coral, and fused-glass jewelry pieces. Gianni says she’s hopeful about the future of the new district and is eager to see more open galleries and studios, as well as more nontraditional artists. With momentum and enthusiasm going strong, that is almost sure to happen. “Artists provide the glue to a community,” Hurd says. “They bring beauty and life—and the more art and artists you have within a community, the more vibrant that community tends to be.” facebook.com/thecreekdistrict ❖

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Location, Location THE TREASURE COAST OFFERS SETTINGS TO FIT ANY WEDDING PERSONALITY

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The Mansion at Tuckahoe, Jensen Beach Overlooking the Indian River Lagoon, the historic Mansion at Tuckahoe offers a gorgeous backdrop. Start the day getting ready in the bridal and grooms suites before sipping a glass of Champagne on the balcony above the palm trees and picture-perfect waters. The Mediterranean Revival–style estate sits on 54 acres of woodland, making for a stunning outdoor wedding. martin.fl.us/mansion Willoughby Golf Club, Stuart With lush green backdrops and rolling hills, golf courses provide an amazing setting for a traditional wedding.

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CLASSIC BEAUTY

Rockin H Ranch, Palm City There’s no shortage of idyllic photo op locations at Rockin H Ranch. Celebrate your union under an oak tree, by the pond, or among the horses and cows before heading into the barn for the afterparty. The space exudes a casual-romantic vibe with distressed wood, fairy lights, mason jars, fabric-draped ceilings, and chandeliers. There is even a horse-drawn carriage available to send you off on your new life together. rockinhranch.farm

Clockwise from top left: The Mansion at Tuckahoe; River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp; wedding party at The Mansion at Tuckahoe.

Willoughby’s vast indoor Clubhouse is an ideal space for dining and dancing after an outdoor ceremony on the picturesque landscape. An intimate cocktail reception can be hosted inside the Willoughby Room or alfresco on the patio. willoughbygolfclub.com

River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp, Jensen Beach Relaxed is the name of the game at River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp. Say “I do” by the Indian River Lagoon amid swaying palm trees before partying tiki-style under an authentic Seminole chickee hut, built by the native tribe in 1998. Up to 250 guests can be accommodated on the property at one of 23 Key West–style cottages among 7.2 acres of lush tropical plants. riverpalmcottages.com

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BEACHSIDE BLISS Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa, Jensen Beach For a breathtaking oceanfront wedding, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa has views that are hard to beat. The venue can accommodate up to 300 guests either indoors or out, with nautical decor and customized dining packages that continue the ocean theme with plenty of fresh seafood options. hutchinsonshores.com

KENNETH SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

House of Refuge, Stuart Nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, the House of Refuge is supremely located for a seaside soiree. Behind the historic museum (built in 1876) lies a natural beach with rugged rocks and uninterrupted coastal views for a dramatic ceremony setting. The intimate brick patio overlooking the ocean can seat up to 120 guests. houseofrefugefl.org

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QUAINT QUARTERS

Tropical Ranch Botanical Gardens, Stuart The gazebo at the botanical gardens is perhaps one of the most serene locations to get hitched—especially if you’re a lover of flora. The gazebo and cocktail garden can hold up to 150 guests, and with 10 other themed gardens supporting a variety of tropical plants and vegetation, there’s no shortage of scenic areas for wedding photos. tropicalweddingvenue.com

The Lake House, Fort Pierce For a quiet and private ceremony and reception, The Lake House is an ideal choice. Say your vows under the covered pavilion or next to the 20-acre lake. The Southern-style house can also be rented out for several days, making for easier rehearsals, setups, and day-after brunches. thelakehousefp.com

Pelican Yacht Club, Fort Pierce Imagine a dockside ceremony overlooking the Fort Pierce Inlet, surrounded by boats floating in clear blue water, sun setting on the horizon… That’s the elegance of the Pelican Yacht Club and a scene that won’t soon be erased from guests’ minds. Hold your reception poolside or opt for an indoor gathering that can accommodate small parties all the way to 250 guests. pelicanyachtclub.com

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery, Fort Pierce A 6,500-square-foot pavilion (with roll-down sides for rainy days) provides ample space for larger weddings, up to 400 guests. Plus, the main Surf Room is perfect for a band or DJ and dancing. The countryside atmosphere is accented by the owner’s collection of vintage surfboards and memorabilia, making this a great spot for a casual Florida wedding. The venue is available May through November. summercrushwine.com ❖

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Treasure COASTING

PADDLE YOUR WAY THROUGH NATURE ALONG THE MILES OF BEAUTIFUL WATERWAYS RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DOORSTEP

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RELAXING ROUTE Manatee Observation and Education Center (manateeeducationcenter.org) leads several guided kayak tours a month in partnership with Lisa’s Kayaks (lisaskayaks.com). Launch from Lisa’s in Fort Pierce and explore two miles of the 340-acre Fort Pierce Inlet State Park. Enjoy the peaceful 1.5-hour tour or rent a kayak or SUP from Lisa and find your own path through the calm backwater, without waves or wake from boats. Devoted paddlers can grab an annual pass and join the adventure club on group outings several times a week.

WILDLIFE WANDERING The Indian River Lagoon is among the country’s most biologically diverse estuaries. Drift through mangroves and greet manatees, sea turtles, and dolphins

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or spot osprey in the trees along with pelicans, herons, egrets, and roseate spoonbills. Bring your own kayak or paddleboard and launch at the east end of Cove Road for a two-hour roundtrip journey that winds through St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park. Alternatively, enter at the Stuart Causeway and explore nearby Bird Island. While you can’t actually land on the island because of its sanctuary status, you can paddle around and look for roosting wood storks. Or rent a clear kayak at Get Up and Go Kayaking (getupandgokayaking.com) and embark on a sunrise or sunset tour through Tucker Cove, Fort Pierce Inlet State Park, and the mangrove tunnels of Coon Island. Keep an eye out for manatees, dolphins, rays, birds, and turtles—and during night tours, you may even spot bioluminescent comb jellies.

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From the St. Lucie River to the Indian River Lagoon, there’s no shortage of beautiful waterways to SUP, kayak, or canoe through. “Whether it’s sunrise, sunset, or a full moon adventure, there’s always something to do and nature to see on our waters,” says Charlotte L. Bireley, director of tourism and marketing for St. Lucie County. Gear up and hit the liquid trails for a day of casual paddling, wildlife sightings, or a more challenging adventure. RIVER ROMP

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KELLY SILIATO PROVIDES FRESH FLORA, ARRANGEMENTS, AND MORE AT HER FAMILY-OWNED (AND OPERATED) SHOP

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t 18, Kelly Siliato was studying at Indian River Community College with plans to go into nursing. Instead, through art and photography classes, she discovered a passion for creativity. One summer, she took a part-time job at A Goode Florist in Stuart, answering phones and assisting customers. “I was fortunate enough to learn floral design hands-on from all of the amazingly talented and experienced ladies around me,” Siliato recalls. The fun summer job was slowly blooming into a lifelong career. She eventually took on a managerial position, running the shop for the owners when they were out of town. Eight years after Siliato started working at A Goode Florist, the owners—who had opened it in 1979—decided to put the store up for sale. “I jumped at the chance to own the place myself,” she says. “My parents were business owners [of Ron’s Auto Repair] for 30 years in Stuart, and now I’m proud to be a local business owner here as well.” Today, A Goode Florist is a family-run establishment. Siliato’s mom, Kathy, has been helping out ever since her daughter took ownership. Siliato’s niece also works at the store while attending college, and her husband and in-laws help out during busy holidays. “As for the rest of my staff, they are like family as well,” she says.

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“When you come into my shop, you really feel like we care about you—and I think that makes a difference. I have so many great memories working and owning this flower shop. I have gotten to be a part of so many wonderful things over the years.” When she isn’t bundling bouquets, Siliato spends much of her time at her horse farm in Palm City. “I was born and raised in Martin County,” she says. “It’s where my husband and I grew up and where we are now raising our [11-year-old] daughter.” agoodeflorist.net ❖

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amenities, top-shelf liquor, and personality-driven restaurants. Located on the Keys’ bayside just beyond Mile Marker 99, Bungalows is accessed from a small turn-off that weaves through dense-yet-manicured foliage. After valeting your own wheels, you’ll be escorted on a pastel blue golf cart through the resort’s matching blue wooden gates. Zigzagging along palm tree–laced trails, you’ll cross paths with the Beach House, home to an array of restaurants, and a massive reclining Buddha that underscores Bungalows’ tranquility mantra.

More vacation bliss awaits across a collection of 135 white-washed bungalows, each boasting modern furnishings and a private garden with an alfresco soaking tub and rain shower. After settling into your romantic bungalow, it’s time to explore an intoxicating world of fun in the sun, designed to make you never ever want to leave. Choose

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Clockwise from above: rent a luxury houseboat; enjoy the salt sauna at the Zen Garden Spa; waterfront bungalows boast private verandas with outdoor soaking tubs; a floating tiki bar is the perfect spot for a sunset cocktail; Living Room lounge area in the Beach House.

between two pool and Jacuzzi areas or a beachfront lounger to destress and work on your tan. The all-inclusive policy means there’s no reason to decline another glass of Sauvignon blanc or a watermelon margarita while soaking, sunbathing, or enjoying live music sessions. Thematic eateries like toes-in-the-sand Mexican restaurant Sea Señor and Fish Tales—the design of which recalls Il Riccio on Capri—are idyllic for long, memorable meals and languid, cocktail-heavy days. Floating tiki boats head out twice daily for tours along the bay; you can also choose your own bayside adventure via paddleboard, water trike, or kayak, admiring the setting while keeping an eye out for resident dolphins and manatees. To counter the eating and drinking excess, consider a scenic ride on a beach cruiser (every bungalow comes with two) or get fit in the palapa-topped outdoor gym. Early risers can look forward to morning group yoga and fitness classes, which range from hatha and vinyasa to an instructor-led sunrise stretch. Alternatively, treat yourself to a few hours—or more—in the Asian-themed spa. Relax to the sounds of the wind passing through the bamboo gardens, unwind with a eucalyptus steam, or detox in the Himalayan salt room before expert therapists put your body at ease.

Finally, should curiosity or the odd case of cabin fever push you beyond Bungalows’ boundaries, the property provides complimentary transportation within a 5-mile radius. We wouldn’t blame you for wanting to check out the superb snorkeling at nearby John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park or chartering a fishing boat to learn why this region lays claims to America’s best sportfishing. But no matter how you choose to spend your days and nights at Bungalows Key Largo, you’ll quickly fall for this harbinger of American all-inclusive chic and its unique marriage of unapologetic indulgence and Florida Keys–style relaxation. bungalowskeylargo.com ❖

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Eddy K Couture silk chiffon drop waist with drop sleeves ($2,600); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold circle drop diamond earrings ($1,995), 14K white gold three-stone floating diamond tennis bracelet ($4,625).

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Rosa Clarรก luxurious crepe dress with spaghetti straps and cowl neckline ($2,300); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold circle drop diamond earrings ($1,995).

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Maggie Sottero handbeaded sheath with deep-V neckline and bell sleeves ($2,180); Simon G 18K white gold oval ring with side diamonds ($9,400); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold circle drop diamond earrings ($1,995).

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Pronovias vintage beaded tank sheath ($2,970); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold vintage floral diamond tennis bracelet ($3,500), 14K white gold oval sapphire diamond dangle earrings ($6,699).

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Rosa Clarå tea-length silk sheath ($980); Beryl & Co. 14K white gold diamond choker necklace ($4,199), 14K white gold three-stone floating diamond tennis bracelet ($4,625), 14K white gold circle drop diamond earrings ($1,995); Simon G 18K white gold oval ring with side diamonds ($9,400); boots, model’s own.

Stylist: Jodi Belden Gowns: East Coast Bridals, Jupiter Jewelry: Beryl & Co. Fine Jewelers, Stuart Model: Mackenzie Henderson, Next Models Hair: Aviana Shapiro, Wave Hair Color & Design Studio Makeup: Kayla Flores, Kayla-Anne Flores Hair & Makeup Artistry Flowers: Sarandipity Floral

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hen Jacquelyn Armour, principal of JMA Interior Design, was contacted by the owners about their plantation-style home on the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, she was delighted at the rare opportunity to shape its interiors before the residence was fully designed and constructed. The couple, empty nesters who had long lived in the area, wanted Armour to work hand-in-hand with the architect and builder from the ground up—not only selecting the materials, fixtures, finishes, and furniture for the interior spaces, but also influencing the spatial configuration of the rooms and how they would flow from one to the other “It’s great to be able to work with the architect and builder on a home from the very beginning,” Armour says. “It allows you to more fully address both the functional and aesthetic needs of the client.”

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From top: “The fernlike fabric on the armchairs served as a jumping-off point for the palette of other elements in the living room,” Armour says; a decorative pineapple finial adorns the base of the grand staircase.

The clients, who already owned an oceanfront condo nearby, decided they wanted a larger, single-family home to more fully accommodate their lifestyle, which often includes entertaining friends and hosting family. They worked with Tequestabased Mitch Miller of Village Architects, along with Armour, on the design and interior elevations before Jupiter-based Dan Reedy of Onshore Construction went to work building the 20,000-square-foot home of their dreams. From a functional perspective, the space had to work for the couple’s adult children and young grandchildren who frequently stay with the owners. “The bedrooms and guest areas had to be well thought through, so people of different generations

would be comfortable under one roof,” Armour says. “They wanted a variety of spaces— both formal and casual—for different types of entertaining, and they asked that as many rooms as possible be oriented toward the spectacular river views, with plenty of options for outdoor entertaining as well.” Aesthetically, the clients had very clear ideas about the ambience they were hoping to establish. “The wife desired a British

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colonial–style atmosphere with lots of custom woodwork,” says the designer. The couple, who Armour says favors traditional and antique furniture, also hoped to integrate several pieces from their existing collection into the new home. “But they also hoped to introduce a more contemporary feel and bring the outside in,” she adds. Lastly, they wanted to avoid replicating the look of their condo, which Armour says has “a darker color palette.” At the new home, Armour opted for a lighter palette, “painting much of the millwork white and drawing from the soft blues and greens outdoors.” The result is a sense of relaxed formality that begins in the living room. Framed by a pair of classic Doric columns and crowned with a coffered ceiling, the space is fitted with a mix of antique furnishings—including a reupholstered Bergère chair and a Swedish-style bench—along with new pieces atop a walnut wood floor. The soft hues of the fabrics “pull colors from outdoors into the house in a subtle way,” says Armour.

The beachy family room has retractable walls that support an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Opposite page from top: the home sits on the Loxahatchee River; soft blues in the kitchen inspired by the ocean.

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A Persian rug adds to the elegance of the space and ties the room together. In contrast to the more formal sophistication of the living room, the large family room facing the pool brims with a casual, beachy feeling that not only makes it an inviting family-friendly gathering space but also eases the transition between indoors and out. Beneath a vaulted ceiling supported by cypress trusses, a pair of white contemporary sofas covered with durable Crypton fabric are coupled with updated pale blue reclining wing chairs from Baker, which comfortably accommodate grandkids and dogs. Fringed throw pillows contribute to the classic blue and white waterside color scheme. Armour also collaborated with the architect and builder to surround the room with doors that pocket into the walls, enabling a clear view of the pool and supporting an indoor-outdoor lifestyle as well as a sense of connection to the summer kitchen and covered outdoor dining area nearby. Armour carried the beach vibe into the kitchen, where she deployed a variation on the water-inspired palette: barstools covered is a soft blue fabric from Kravet; a creamy marble-like quartzite for the countertops. An

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antique French zinc range hood injects a touch of elegance. In the adjoining breakfast area, ocean blue Lexington chairs and a custom-colored buffet align with the palette of the kitchen. The second story of the home, accessed by a grand winding staircase, houses three guest bedrooms, five baths (three others are on the first floor), and the master suite. Drenched in a soothing variation of the color scheme and anchored with an antique four-poster bed, the master is an oasis of calm. The room’s comfortable seating area overlooks the massive river beyond the French doors leading to a terrace. In the baths, the owners

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Above: Armour selected and Armour opted to add touches of colorful, patterned whimsy with colorful and boldly patwallpaper for all of the baths. Right: the terned wallpaper and character-rich master suite offers vanities. A pair of his and hers dens— stunning views. private comfort zones for husband and wife—round out the collection of private spaces. Working together with the architect, Armour was able to achieve a cohesiveness among the various spaces that makes the home a truly inviting family compound. “It’s an updated, open approach to a traditional British colonial– style home,” she says. “And by being involved early on in the process, we were able to help really shape the interiors, which has a big impact on the overall finished product.” ❖

DESIGN DETAILS Designer: Jackie Armour, JMA Interior Design (jma-ids.com) Architect: Mitch Miller, Village Architects (village-architects.com) Builder: Dan Reedy, Onshore Construction (onshorejupiter.com) Millwork: Palm City Millwork (palmcitymillwork.com) Wood Flooring, Stair Treads & Risers: Absolute Hardware Flooring (absolutehardwoodflooring.com) Staircase Railing & Bannisters: Stuart Stair & Furniture (stuartstair.com) Landscape Architect: Parker-Yanette Design Group (pydg.com) Pool: AAA Custom Pools (aaacustompools.com)

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“The rest of the decor mimicked hues of the oystershells and coast— dusty blues and soft grays.”

Clockwise from top left: Sam catches his first glimpse of his bride; they married under the oak tree, despite a little drizzle; vintage goblets complemented the handmade oyster-garland centerpieces; the couple’s sea-inspired cake.

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Pinterest. She fell in love with a photo of oystershell garlands, deciding right then on a romantic coastal wedding theme. The bride-to-be set out to DIY her own garlands to use as centerpieces, enlisting the help of South Fork Kitchen, who generously allowed her to pick up buckets of oystershells from the restaurant over the course of a year. Kayla would take them home and begin sorting, cleaning, and bleaching the shells, and Sam would drill holes so they could be strung together. Kayla estimates they went through about 2,000 oystershells to perfect eight garlands. “Toward the end, it was like, we never want to see another oyster for as long as we live!” jokes Kayla. To complete the centerpieces, Kayla and her mother, Valerie—who is a wedding/special events planner and owner of Blue Bridals—sourced other local materials. They found blue coral at Nautical and Nice and authentic fishing net at Crow’s

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Clockwise from above: the bridesmaids wore varying shades of blue, while bouquets featured white and light blues; the happy couple; guests danced under twinkling lights; glass fishing floats lined the aisle.

Nest, and they collected driftwood from the beach. To highlight the oceanic centerpieces, Kayla hand-dyed cheesecloth and used it for table runners. She also collected Champagne glasses throughout the year from Goodwill and garage sales so each table setting had a unique vintage glass. The rest of the decor mimicked hues of the oystershells and coast—dusty blues and soft grays. A watercolor seating display mirrored the couple’s invitation suite. Nautical seafoam lanterns framed the ceremony area, and mercury glass candleholders marked the sweetheart table. Kayla’s bridesmaids wore varying shades of blue, and her tropical bridal bouquet was crowned with beautiful white king proteas. On October 26, 2019, the couple arrived at The Lake House in Fort Pierce. Kayla says the decision to wed at the venue was a simple one, owing to its lush greenery and waterfront views. “I think I knew it was going to be the venue before I actually saw it in person,” she says. “I love every aspect of it.” But the weather wasn’t cooperating that day, and they were forced to make a rain call: They could marry in the rain under The Lake House’s heritage oak tree, which Kayla had always envisioned, or move

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the entire ceremony under the venue’s veranda. They were set to endure a little rain so Kayla could fulfill her dream— then, moments before she was to walk down the aisle, miraculously, the rain subsided. The outdoor ceremony space was decorated with glass fishing floats, and the couple met at the altar, which was highlighted by a driftwood arch. A close friend performed a touching and personalized ceremony, at the end of which guests raised a glass to the newlyweds. “It was really special,” says Kayla. After the ceremony, guests moved

to the lakeside veranda, where long farm tables were set up under warm, twinkling lights. They dined on light tropical fare from S&L Events, which included pulled pork with mango chutney, chicken teriyaki, and grilled shrimp with fruit salsa (all taste-tested and approved by Sam beforehand). After dinner and speeches, the couple’s wedding timeline kind of went out the window. Everyone was having so much fun on the dance floor, they decided to skip the planned parent dances and bouquet toss to keep the party going. “That was my favorite part in general, the dancing,” recalls Kayla. “It was just so nice to see all these people you haven’t seen in a while having the time of our lives together.” v

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Charlotte Glover opened her commercial space in Stuart in January 2013 after finally discovering the ideal way to combine her two passions: baking and art. She lays claim to her profession as a sugar artist and only hires employees with an art and design background. “Given enough lead time, we can translate any idea or image into a cake,” she says. Her mission statement: “I want to bake a cake so pretty that no one wants to cut into it, and so tasty that there’s nothing left to eat.” magnoliacakes.com Flavor Faves: Citrus and coconut; almond and sour cream Trend Alert: More buttercream and less fondant; textured finishes, often with colors; casual looks, such as woodland or Bohemian; cakes with geometric decorations that resemble modern art

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Elena Vara is the dean of local wedding bakers, having started in 1984 in Miami. After moving north, she bought the existing successful Sweet Tiers business in Hobe Sound in January 2018, where she specializes in high-end cakes with elegance and style. “Our cakes are light, moist, and delicious,” Vara says. facebook.com/sweettierscakes.2018 Flavor Fave: “My best seller is my award-winning marble cake with Godiva white chocolate liqueur and a fudge filling.” Trend Alert: Double-barrel cakes, where each tier is 6 to 8 inches tall to give the confection a grand appearance

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Michelle Leckenbusch describes her business as a “hobby gone wild.” She offers more than a dozen cake and filling flavors and encourages customers to suggest anything they want. Based in Port St. Lucie, she has traveled as far south as Boca Raton and as far north as Mt. Dora to deliver her creations. cakesbymichelle.net Flavor Fave: Almond sour cream with raspberry Trend Alert: Semi-naked cakes with fresh flowers; rustic buttercream cakes—less frosting, but textured

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A Selection of Area Restaurants A MER I C A N 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; 2ndstreetbistro.com; 772.293.9191

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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; harryandthenatives.com; 772.546.3061 LINDA’S TOO CAFE Homestyle breakfast and brunch and ever-changing specials. 10106 U.S. 1, Port St. Lucie; facebook.com/lindastoocafe; 722.281.2549

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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; thepalmcitygrill.com; 772.220.4745 PELICAN CAFE This cozy outdoor café on the St. Lucie River serves up everything from fish tacos to lobster rolls to delicious Cuban sandwiches. Bring your furry friends as well for petfriendly dining. 351 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart; pelicancafeandbeach.com; 772.283.3133 SHINDIG IRISH RESTAURANT AND PUB With decor reminiscent of an old Irish pub and a menu that embodies contemporary Irish fare, Shindig transports diners straight to Ireland without leaving the Treasure Coast. 464 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; shindigpub.com; 772.785.6202 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; thecraftedkegstuart.com; 772.600.8218

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; asianchao.com; 772.692.3674 EMMAN’S ASIAN GOURMET Filipino Chef/owner Emman Eugenio creates small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine in a casual setting. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 105, Stuart; facebook.com/fusionofec; 772.888.3171 KRUA THAI RESTAURANT Authentic Thai dishes served family-style in an eclectically themed restaurant. 3283 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; kruathaiofstuart.com; 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; phodelipsl.com; 772.877.2133; (second location) 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce; phodelipsl.com; 772.882.9584 RAMEN HANA AND WINGS For 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; ramenhana.com; 772.444.2825 TWIN DRAGONS RESTAURANT Conventional Chinese restaurant serving fine dining options as well as takeout, delivery, and catering. 2389 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; 772.291.2102

F R EN C H 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; elevenmaple.com; 772.334.7714

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DOWNTOWN BENNY’S PIZZA Authentic Italian fare and New York–style pizza are the specialties at Benny’s. Enjoy the fresh ingredients on pizzas or in the other menu items, ranging from wings and Philly cheesesteaks to salads and gyros. 2230 NE Dixie Hwy., Jensen Beach; downtownbennyspizza.com; 772.232.6422 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; laborgataristorante.com; 772.288.2121 LIZZA’S PIZZA Fast, casual eating with dishes including pastas, breads, subs, and, of course, pizza. 3359 NW Main Ave., Jensen Beach; lizzapizza.com; 772.692.9233 LOURÓNZO’S ITALIAN FUSION Downtown eatery offering a unique perspective of Italian cuisine, with menu items like gnocchi di zucca (potato and butternut squash gnocchi with gorgonzola sauce, topped with walnut and coffee powder). 301 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; louronzoitalianfusion.com; 772.287.3334 RISTORANTE CLARETTA 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; ristoranteclaretta.com; 772.219.9940

Why choose between a beach club or country club membership? The Seagate offers you both, with access to our private beach club, and golf and tennis privileges at our exclusive country club. Summer members also enjoy access to the Seagate Spa, dining at all six Seagate restaurants, invitations to special events, and early admittance to the country club. Only a limited number of memberships are available.

For information, call Membership Director, Rosalie Blood at 561-293-3317 or visit SeagateSummerMembership.com

Summer membership 2020 Country club (golf, tennis, fitness) May 1 – Oct. 11 (early admittance) Beach club May 11 – Oct. 11

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TUTTO FRESCO Elegant Italian restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating featuring upmarket entrées, steaks, and a full bar. 9501 Reserve Blvd., Port St. Lucie; tuttofrescopsl.com; 772.464.8988

MEXI C A N CASA TEQUILA Authentic Mexican cuisine from burritos to fajitas. Stop in Fridays for live mariachi band performances. 1725 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; casatequilafl.com; 772.600.5482 PUEBLO VIEJO A family-owned local chain restaurant offering Mexican fare, drinks, and a tropical mural setting. 3181 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; puebloviajofl.com; 772.934.6683; (second location) 291 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie; puebloviejofl.com; 772.336.5050 TACO SHACK Creative, one-of-a-kind tacos prepared by Chef/owner Julie LaFrance-Lentine. 555 S. Colorado Ave. Suite 102, Stuart; taco-shack.com; 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; tacotruckofstuart.com; 772.486.6639 TAQUERIA MONTANO’S This restaurant offers small plates of Mexican fare for a quick bite of comfort food. 10786 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Port St. Lucie; taqueriamontanos.wixsite.com; 772.777.3406

S EA FO O D 12A BUOY Wide array of dishes in a casual setting, leaving both stomachs and wallets happy. 22 Fishermans Wharf, Fort Pierce; 12abuoy.com; 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; bonefishgrill.com; 772.288.4388

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CRAWDADDY’S Every day is Mardi Gras at Crawdaddy’s, where Cajun cuisine reigns supreme. 1949 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., Jensen Beach; crawdaddysjensenbeach.com; 772.225.3444 DOLPHIN BAR & SHRIMP HOUSE A waterfront retreat with panoramic river views, and a menu of plentiful seafood selections, woodgrilled meats, and home-style specials. 1401 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach; dolphinbar.com; 772.781.5136 HARBOR COVE BAR & GRILL Located inside the Harbor Town Marina, Harbor Cove Bar & Grill seamlessly merges waterfront views and casual dining. 1930 Harbortown Drive, Fort Pierce; harbor-cove-bar-grill.business.site; 772.429.5303 KING NEPTUNE Serving the finest seafood soups, salads, and dishes, King Neptune lives up to its reputation of knowing how to “talk fresh, local seafood.” 4795 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; facebook.com/kingneptunestuart; 772.287.9630 RIVERWALK CAFE AND OYSTER BAR A top stop for fresh-caught seafood and drinks in a casual atmosphere. Try the oyster stew and lobster ravioli, two favorites, and see why the venue fills up so quickly every night. 201 SW St. Lucie Ave., Stuart; riverwalkoysterbar.net; 772.221.1511 SAILOR’S RETURN 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; thesailorsreturn.com; 772.872.7250

SHRIMPERS GRILL AND RAW BAR Discover a relaxed, tropical environment and sunset specials at this waterfront gem in Stuart. Get the catch of the day grilled or blackened. 4290 SE Dixie Hwy., Stuart; shrimpersgrill.com; 772.220.3287 SHUCKERS ON THE BEACH Enjoy the sea breeze and take in the view at Shuckers, located inside the Island Beach Resort. From ribs to raw oysters, every dish is perfection. 9800 S. Ocean Drive, Jensen Beach; islandbeachresort.com/dining; 772.229.1224

ST EA KHO U S E LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE Sink your teeth into classic cuts of steak in a casual, ranch-style restaurant. 2901 NW Federal Hwy., Jensen Beach; longhornsteakhouse.com; 772.692.7922 MANERO’S RESTAURANT Savor steaks cooked to order, a shrimp cocktail, or other classic American dishes in a relaxed, familyowned eatery. 2851 SW High Meadow Ave., Palm City; maneros.com; 772.2203011 OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE Deliciously prepared steaks and seafood from this wellknown Australian-themed chain. 3101 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; outback.com; 772.286.2622 PETER’S STEAKHOUSE Fine wines and sides like Pete’s Famous Hash Browns and fried shoe-string onions accompany the succulent, dry-aged steaks at this longstanding steak house in historic downtown Jensen Beach. 3200 NE Maple Ave., Jensen Beach; peterssteakhouse.com; 772.225.2516

THE GAFFORD Enjoy Southern hospitality and perfectly executed plates such as Mabel’s fried chicken, a local favorite. 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; thegafford.com; 772.221.9517

VEGETA R I A N / V EGA N/ HEA LT HY BERRY FRESH CAFE This Treasure Coast breakfast and lunch spot is a GMOand preservative-free cafe serving healthy fare that tastes great and feels even better. 1429 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; berryfresh.cafe; 772.324.8287 DELITEFUL KITCHEN Artisan market, community hub, and cafe boasting healthy, organic, and farm-to-table fare. 2401 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart; delitefulkitchen.com; 772.324.3413 FIRST WATCH Grab breakfast, brunch, or lunch from this health-minded cafe chain. 2125 SE Federal Hwy., Stuart; firstwatch.com; 772.220.4076 FRUITS AND ROOTS VEGAN CAFE Plant-based menu offering cold-pressed juices, smoothies, oat bowls, salads, and sandwiches made with locally harvested ingredients. 710 S. Colorado Ave., Stuart; fruitsandrootsvegancafe.com; 772.678.6627 MODERN JUICE CO. STUART Enjoy made-to-order juice, poke bowls, and blended bowls in a quick, casual setting. 2325 SE Federal Hwy. Suite 428, Stuart; modernjuiceco.com; 772.291.2640 ❖

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VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION DENIM & DIAMONDS BALL When/Where January 18, 2020 | Rockin H Ranch, Palm City

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1. Ashley Rukeyser, Jen Crow, Teresa Roberts, Don Crow, Shannon Smith, Sabrina Glover 2. Delesa Morris, Santana Jeffs, Susan Clark 3. John Graves, Leslie Driver 4. Peggy and Jeff Sciturro 5. Amy Galante, Dr. James Vopal 6. Inside the barn 7. Live music 8. Barry and Tiann Berhoff, Colleen and Rich Goldman 9. Leslie Haviland, Bryan Beyer, Linda and Chris Fitzpatrick, Leslie Kristof, Kevin Dougherty, Dr. Kelly Nicol

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BENEFIT Derby Day Benefit for Equine Rescue and Adoption Foundation and Caring Children / Clothing Children

Derby Hat Contest • Mint Juleps Silent Auction • Barn Tours Meet the Thoroughbreds Live Music • Race Viewing

Saturday | May 2nd | 2020 Time: 4:30pm -7:30pm $55 per person | $100 per couple For tickets or more information: www.eraf.org | (772) 220-0150 or www.4cmartin.org | (772) 221-8777 ERAF Community Center 6450 SW Martin Highway, Palm City

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MARTIN COUNTY 26TH ANNUAL BENEFIT When/Where January 30, 2020 | Jupiter Island Club, Hobe Sound

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Walk. Run. Remember. May 2, 2020 Memorial Park Stuart

5th Annual Remembrance Walk & 5K Run for

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KIPLINGER LITERACY AWARD VIP PARTY AND LUNCHEON When/Where

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with LED Light Another smooth addition to our collection of three bladed ceiling fans boasts high �erformance with a contem�orar� rustic design. Energ� e�ciet DC motor and an intergrated 15 watt LED light enhance this fresh and clean work of art.

INFINITE AURA PENDANT �he �n�nite �ura collection pays homage to the iconic chandelier while being relevant to the modern home and lifestyle. With the touch of a button on the bespoke �warovski app ��n�nite �ontrol�� �n�nite �ura e�ortlessly at tunes to your mood.

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VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE SPEAKEASY GALA When/Where January 25, 2020 | Mariner Sands Country Club, Stuart 1. Daren Voss, Dr. Howard Voss, Susan and Tom Moore 2. Tony Robinson, Cheryl Donofrio 3. Dr. Alan and Michelle Edison 4. Dr. John and Catherine Fasano 5. Linda and Mike Evans 6. Table setting 7. Ruth and Bob Cea 8. Tatiana Godoy, Kim Ouellette, Jessica Johnson 9. Kris and Melanie Lyon, Amy Galante and Dr. James Vopal 6

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HOT SPOTS TO ENJOY A DELICIOUS EASTER BRUNCH Easter conjures up thoughts of colorful, painted eggs and chocolate bunnies—but it’s also a holiday that comes with phenomenal brunch options at local restaurants. Few things compare to being able to spend quality time with your loved ones over a delicious meal on a special day. The best part? Not a pan is touched, no plates are used, and if someone doesn’t like the food, you know you’re excluded from that narrative. Head out with your friends or family on April 12 and take advantage of the special brunch packages around town and beyond. For a list of spots offering yummy Easter brunch, visit stuartmagazine.com/easterbrunches2020.

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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN MARTIN AND ST. LUCIE COUNTIES Earth Day celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year on April 22. There are so many ways you can honor the holiday, even just by taking small steps to a more sustainable lifestyle. Simple swaps like replacing plastic containers with glass are an easy way to take care of the place we call home. You might also get outside and appreciate our planet by

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immersing yourself in the beauty of local parks, beaches, and preservations. For more ideas on celebrating Earth Day, and a list of fun events in the area, visit stuartmagazine.com/earthday2020.

LOW-CAL, FRUITY COCKTAILS FOR SPRING Cocktails are a delicious staple to brunch spots and happy hours everywhere—but the calories can add up. The trick is to follow a few tips so you consume less sugar and calories without compromising on flavor. Next time you order your favorite adult beverage, avoid sour mixes, simple syrups, processed sugars, and artificial additives (ask your bartender what’s in the drink if you don’t know). In the mood for a mojito? Ask if they have fresh berries and request to swap the sugar for muddled fruit. For those margarita cravings, ask if you can replace sour mix with muddled lemon and lime wedges—or even orange slices—and ditch the sugar and salt rim. Discover more tips plus easy-to-make, fruit-filled cocktail recipes at stuartmagazine.com/lowcalcocktails.

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