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In The City Jax Jax Fashion Week UNVEILED Roses are Red . . . Paco Alacid:

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Integrity, Craftsmanship & Value CUSTOM HOMES 째 REMODELING 째 DESIGN 째 PLANNING 째 ADDITIONS

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Publisher David M. Newman Creative Director Inger Williamson GRAPHIC DESIGNER Tim Sost Contributing Writers Tracy Margol Heather LePetrie Cathy Wilson Amber Le Blanc Kerrie Rourke Wally Sears Kimberly Berry-Hooks Contributing Editors Jackie Hanson Tracy Margol Photography Wally Sears Paco Alacid

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Copyright 2012 Ponte Vedra Life, a product of Media Juice Ink, is published bi-monthly. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in part or in full without written consent from the publisher. Neither the publisher nor the advertisers will be held responsible for any errors found in the magazine. Ponte Vedra Life makes no representation or warrant of any kind for the accuracy of content. All advertisements are assumed by the publisher to be correct.

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Photographer: Paco Alacid Creative Director: Inger Williamson Model: Iryna Opalenyk Makeup: Carrie Wilson Hair: Nereida Barker Wardrobe provided by Red Boutique

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Featured Story: In The City Jax

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Vigor: Love Your Heart

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On The Blvd: For the golf enthusiast!

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Pulse: Suit Up!

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Flavor: Perfection In a Sea of Crabcakes

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Only On This Issue: Wedding Trends

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Five Minutes Of Face Time with Drs. Colleen and Jason Olitsky

Not just a room full of beautiful girls in Jimmy Choos—there’s some goodness that goes along with this group. Heart sense . . . Know your heart from the inside out. Wally Sears takes us on a tour of a Mediterranean-style villa with its own putting green by the ocean. It’s that time. Shape up before bathing suit season. It’s 80 degrees somewhere! PVL’s top four crabcakes! Enjoy it. We did.

Put a unique --and even eccentric! -- twist on your favorite traditional styles.

Get to know the power couple in a more personal level.

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Trend: Jacksonville fashion Week

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Fashion Spread: Roses are RED

A sneak peek at four Jacksonville Fashion Week designers Behind the lens of Paco Alacid. Red has never looked so good…

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PUBLISHER’S LETTER Never say, “Goodbye” ... but always, “See you later.” I am thrilled to announce that starting our April-May issue, Kimberly BerryHooks will be joining our team as the new publisher of Ponte Vedra Life. Kimberly brings years of experience that is vital to our magazine growth. As our new publisher, Kimberly’s first order of business is to expand PVL’s distribution and improve our editorial lineup while keeping the fashionforward style that has made PVL a hit. I would like to thank my wife for her support during this endeavor as well as our creative team, which has helped make PVL what it is today. Specifically, I would like to mention Melissa Intemann, Inger Williamson, and Carrie Wilson. You have been a blessing to this magazine as well as to me personally. Of course, none of this would be possible without our amazing advertisers! We take you behind the lens of the talented Paco Alacid in our “Roses are Red” fashion spread. Speaking of fashion, we all have been anticipating this year’s Jacksonville Fashion Week. Be sure to log onto jaxfashionweek.com to purchase tickets to the many events that make up this week. Take a stroll from a private putting green to the ocean in this issue’s On the Boulevard department as we give you the grand tour of a breathtaking home featured by Ponte Vedra’s own Elizabeth Hudgins of Prudential Network Realty. Be sure to check out our featured story on In the City Jax and our other great editorials in this issue’s lineup. This is your magazine ... Enjoy it!

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FTER A TIRELESS SEARCH for the perfect lot on the ocean, the owners of this spectacular home finally discovered their parcel of Ponte Vedra paradise in 1999. They wanted to situate their home on a bluff, 18 feet above sea level with 100 feet of ocean frontage. A substantial depth of over 400 feet of sand makes this property the deepest on the Boulevard. The convenience of Jacksonville Beach shops and restaurants within a short driving distance is just one more perk.

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ulevard By Wally Sears and Tracy Margol

The entryway to this stately Mediterranean villa is surrounded by clay pots and framed with two skyscraping Italian cypress trees. The massive pecky cypress front door, flanked by columns supporting an archway, opens to reveal a stunning living environment, where old-world tradition is artfully refined. The stone fireplace, sunny yellow walls and view of the pool and ocean beyond create a place to put your feet up and get comfortable, especially during North Florida winters. The solid wood ceiling beams give the room a handsome, cozy feel. Ponte Vedra Life

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The home features an abundance of custom touches like 12-foot ceilings, built-in bookcases, a climate controlled wine cellar, and a mural of Tuscany in the dining room. The painting was chosen for the owners’ affinity for the architecture and landscapes of Italy. An overhead mural in the kitchen of the Seven Dwarves surprises guests and provides a lighthearted conversation piece in the room where people gather most often. The owners commissioned this custom mural out of their passion for Disney. 12 |

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A covered pool terrace, accessible by French doors, is ideal for outdoor dining and watching the action on the private mini golf course that overlooks the ocean. With sun, surf, swimming and golf, this home is its own Ponte Vedra vacation resort. Offered at $4,650,000 Elizabeth Hudgins, Prudential Network Realty elizhudgins@aol.com www.beacheshomes.com

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fter a successful debut to sold-out crowds last year, Jacksonville Fashion Week is set to take center stage for its second annual show March 28-31, 2012. PVL sought out some of the Florida-based design talent that will be featured to bring you a special preview.

With his stunning and opulent collection, Lile Useche returns for 2012 after winning Best Emerging Designer last year. The former Orlando design student draws inspiration from his global travels creating looks for women that accentuate their natural beauty and make a statement by standing out in Ponte Vedra Life

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a crowd, not blending in. Also returning is Jacksonville native and winner of last year’s Best Collection award, Bobby K with his fun, flirty pieces for women and men. Local designer Caroline Long is poised to debut her new bohemian resort collection, “Beach Trunks Couture,” and newcomer swimwear designer Lisa Kaminski will send her line of sultry limited edition swimsuits and luxurious cover-ups down the runway giving consumers the perfect pieces to take with them on their next vacay or hanging beach-side here at home. Jacksonville Fashion Week will kick things off with a cocktail party and industry panel discussion on Wednesday followed by runway events Thursday and Friday. Topping off the week will be a new bridal event Saturday morning followed by an evening wrapup party. For a full schedule of events, the designer lineup, and ticket sales, visit www.jaxfashionweek.com.

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Photography: Paco Alacid Styling: MIA Styling Hair: Nereida Barker Makeup: Carrie Wilson Models: Alexandra Carter, Spring Ines and Mic Quetta Monique Ponte Vedra Life

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OTHING SAYS SPRING LIKE RIDDING YOURSELF OF THAT

winter weight and getting a hot bod for swimsuit season. And we’ve got the ultimate workout and diet regimen to help you get there.

YOUR MISSION: Do each exercise four times, four days a week, then add another 15 minutes of high-intensity cardio at the end. Each of these exercises will target at least three major muscle groups. To boost the challenge, use weights where indicated. Include two 45- to 60-minute cardio sessions on your off days and follow a healthy diet, and in just four weeks, you’ll be sitting poolside with pride.

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FRONT LIFT What it’s Working: Abs, Thighs, Butt, Shoulders, Calves • Stand with feet shoulder-width apart, arms at your sides. • Optional Challenge: Hold 2- to 7-pound dumbbells. • Lift arms overhead, palms facing in, lift your right leg from the hip until it’s as far from the ground as you can get. • Hold for 3 counts, then drop right foot into a front lunge. • As you lower into the lunge, bring both arms up to shoulder height. • Hold for 3 counts, then rise and return to standing, bringing legs and arms back to starting position. Ponte Vedra Life

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• Come to full push-up position, hands under shoulders, and draw your abs in and up toward spine. • Lift left leg to hip height (point toes) keeping your abs pulled in. Lift and lower left leg 5 times. • Repeat leg lifts on right side. • Extend left leg, bend elbows, and slowly lower chest 4 inches toward the ground then straighten arms. • Do 5 push-ups with left leg lifted, then lower. • Do 5 more push-ups with right leg lifted.

Kneeling One-Arm Side Kick What it’s Working: Abs, Legs, Arms • Come to hands and knees with palms directly under shoulders and extend left leg behind you to hip height. • Grasp a 2-pound dumbbell in right hand (optional) and lift right arm out to the side to shoulder level. • Keeping hips, head, and arms stable, kick left leg out to the side as far as you can without rocking or using momentum. • Hold for 2 counts. • Alternate 20 reps (10 per leg) with control coming from your abs.

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Front Plank/Back Support What it’s Working: Abs, Arms, Chest, Back, Butt, Legs

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Half-Seated Hip Circle What it’s Working: Abs, Thighs, Obliques

• Sit with legs extended and toes pointed, pressing palms to the ground 6 inches behind your butt, fingers pointing to your back. • Engage your abs and arch upper back slightly. • Press body weight into your hands and lift hips up, forming one line from ankles to shoulders • As you lift hips, try to touch the balls of both feet to the ground. • Hold for 2 counts, then return to starting position • Return leg to starting position (keep arm lifted) and repeat 10 times; switch sides

• Lean back on elbows, abs tight, fingers cupping sides of hips to keep your pelvis still. • Raise legs 60 degrees, keeping lower back pressed to the ground. • Point toes, press inner thighs together, and trace 10 large clockwise circles in the air with both feet, then trace 10 counterclockwise circles.

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Bent-Knee Roll-Down What it’s Working: Abs, Back, Shoulders • Sit with knees bent and arms parallel to ground in front of chest, holding dumbbells (optional) with palms facing each other. • Lean back to engage abs. Bend both knees 90 degrees and lift legs until shins are parallel with the ground. • Balancing on your tailbone, hold for 5 seconds. • Keeping arms and shins parallel to the ground, slowly roll lower back down 4 inches and hold for 5 seconds. • Using core strength, roll up to starting position. Repeat 10 times without touching feet to the ground or rolling all the way down.

Double-Leg Kick What it’s Working: Hamstrings • Lie facedown and either clasp hands or hold a light dumbbell behind back. • Bend knees and bring shins perpendicular to ground, toes pointed. • Bring heels to glutes twice in short kicks. • On the third kick, lift chest off ground and extend arms straight back to hover an inch above your glutes. Straighten legs, contract thighs and glutes, and lift legs 2 inches; hold for 2 counts. • Lower chest, head and arms. Return feet to starting position. • Repeat 10 times.

10-Minute Cardio Blast 0:00–2:00 Minutes

Jumping Jacks

Maintain a fast, rhythmic pace with arms almost touching overhead.

2:00–4:00 Minutes

Run in Place

Bend elbows and pump arms like you’re running while alternating lifting your knees up to your abs your knees up to your abs, accentuating leg movements as you run

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Squat Jumps

From a standing position, lower knees 90 degrees into a squat, keeping arms parallel to chest. From the bottom of the squat, jump up 4 to 6 inches. Land softly with knees bent. Repeat.

5:00–7:00 Minutes

Jumping Jacks

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Run in Place

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Photographer:

Paco Alacid Model:

Iryna Opalenyk Creative Director:

Inger Williamson Wardrobe:

Provided by RED Boutique Wardrobe Stylist:

Blair Ruhlman Makeup Artist:

Carrie Wilson Hair Artist:

Nereida Barker with Elite Sessions Set Style provided by:

Willow House with Kerry Traveria Location:

Palm Valley Gardens www.palmvalleygardens.org

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LOVE YOUR HEART By Heather LePetrie, C.H.H.C., ADDP

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HE HEART HAS LONG BEEN USED AS a symbol to refer to the spiritual, emotional and moral center of a person. In the past, it was actually referred to as the intellectual core of a human being. As the heart was once widely believed to be the seat of the human mind, the word “heart” continues to be used poetically to refer to the soul, and stylized depictions of hearts are used as prevalent symbols representing love. In this season of the heart, we will be touched by all facets of the heart and how we all relate to it, for February is American Heart month, and we are encouraged to think about how we can take care of ourselves better. We hear the mantras, “exercise regularly,” “quit smoking,” “keep your blood pressure and cholesterol at their optimum levels,” and “eat heart-healthy foods.” In truth, these are all rules

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we should abide by in order to keep essential blood pumping through our bodies. Ironically, this is also the season of Valentine’s Day, and you will probably receive many chocolatey symbols of adoration in addition to a creamy, rich, decadent, nonheart healthy dinner for two with your cupid. This phase of the year represents taking care of one of the most important organs in your body, the heart, and naturally good (or poor) nutrition can affect this precious muscle. Creating awareness around eating well for your

We will be touched by all facets of the heart and how we all relate to it, for February is American Heart month, and we are encouraged to think about how we can take care of ourselves better. Ponte Vedra Life

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heart can work on two levels. First, by eating heart-healthy foods like salmon, carrots, oatmeal, spinach and many other foods that contain vitamins and minerals, protection and repair of the heart will positively occur. Secondly, the company with whom we spend our evening at that creamy, rich, decadent restaurant will feed the heart through laughter and intimate conversation. Hence, the relationships we keep are just as vital for our spiritual centers, if not more so, than the healthiest dish on the menu. This is about loving yourself from the inside out, and perhaps at the core, it is being able to love yourself and the life you live

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enough to be filled up and nourished by it. People love food, and the goal is to get the food to love us back by making our heart and other organs strong and by giving us the energy we need for our active daily lives. I declare that February is a time for love – for loving yourself, for loving others, for loving our bodies enough to choose good foods including the occasional decadent chocolatey treat. So, go red! Go American Heart Association! Go oatmeal! And finally, a heart rule from cupid herself: Never, ever let it get broken..

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Wedding Trends A Unique Style with a Traditional Twist Writen by: Kerrie Rourke White Magnolia Bridal

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very day we have brides come into our boutique and we sit down and discuss their specific style and how they envision themselves on their wedding day. It is often that we hear the words, “I want a dress that is different.” With the millions of different wedding styles out there these days, we are constantly making the tie between creating a style for our brides that is unique yet still classic and traditional. We remind our brides that although they long for a look that separates their style from every other bride, they also want to create a look that 40 |

they can look back on and not ask the dreaded question, “What was I thinking?” There are many ways to take a traditional dress style and make it individualized, personal, and unique. It’s important to think about your individual style and create a bridal look that complements your style, but does not overwhelm you. We recommend starting with a classic, simple silhouette and using this as a blank canvas. By finding the right accessories, jewelry, and hairstyle, you can create the wedding look that you have dreamed of all your life.

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Are you a vintage bride who longs for a soft and romantic style? We suggest adding a satin sash, antique brooch, and lace accents to complete your look. Additionally, if you have chosen a lace gown, try adding a bit of sparkle around the waistline or neckline to really make the dress pop. A soft curl or loose up do can really finish this look off and adding a feather or French tulle headpiece can add a bit of vintage flare. Looking for a little glitz and glam on your big day? With a sleek silhouette and some crystal accents you are sure to create a look that will knock your groom’s socks off.

For this look, we recommend starting with a gown made from a rich fabric, such as a duchess silk satin. Complement the gown with some large crystal jewelry or a large crystal waistband. A clean, pulled back up-do, such as a smooth bun or twist can complete this look. Are you a coastal or beach bride looking for a casual and relaxed wedding style? A beach-chic style can be created by starting with a simple gown. Lightweight fabrics such as silk taffeta and raw silk can create an informal and laid back look. We suggest incorporating natural elements into your look including capiz shell, turquoise, and mother of pearl. Finish off the look with some loose waves in the hair and a lightly jeweled headband.

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Perfection... In a

Sea of Crabcakes By: Kim Berry-Hooks

HERE CAN I FIND A PERFECT CRABCAKE?

I embarked on a journey throughout Jacksonville and the Beaches area and quickly discovered that the perfect crabcake to one is not necessarily the perfect crabcake to all. Everyone likes their cake a little different, so I concluded that it is not feasible or helpful to simply rank various restaurants. Instead, we must reduce it to its most basic components to help you judge for yourself: meat and filler. Most of us crabcake aficionados will admit we prefer succulent lumps of jumbo crab and we loathe the overuse of filler regarding it merely as an adhesive necessary to provide structural integrity and nothing more. For the rest of us, the filler is viewed as an essential component which contributes to all aspects of the dish including the additions of aromatics and a vehicle for flavor. Clearly the art of making homemade crabcakes is lost to the past. So, even though we know it will cost us, we suck it up and order them out. Are they really too difficult or inconvenient to make at home, a dish better left to the pros? Maybe. Fresh and homemade is the best, but a bit of a hassle. With great effort I got to the bottom of this whole thing…. The crabcake showdown. I was guided mostly by “word on the street” and longstanding reputation. I didn’t get to visit all the places I wanted, and even if I did, the list would be egregiously incomplete. It has been said that money cannot buy you happiness or a homemade crabcake, but I am happy to report it can still buy you a really good one in several of our fine local establishments. 44 |

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Dwights Mediterranean Bistro

True to the name, this crabcake really is a lump, not little pieces. Firm in texture, but delicate as a whole and oh-so delicious. Each bite bursts with meat, tempting me to stab the remnant flakes with my fork and not waste a morsel. Dwight serves his crabcake with a delightful tartar sauce, but be sure to ask for his homemade hot sauce to add to the tartar…Bring the heat!

Jacksonville Beach

Mitchell’s Fish Market

What…no sauce? This 90 percent jumbo lumb crabcake is bound together with only 10 percent bread and egg. It is seasoned with Mitchell’s own spice blend (no Old Bay) and a dash of cayenne to give this cake a kick! The added delight is the fresh corn and bell pepper sauté with a pinch of thyme and cream. Yum!

St. Johns Town Center

Ruth’s Chris Ponte Vedra

The Fresh Crab Atlantic Beach,

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It is well known all over the world that Ruth’s Chris ranks at the top of the list for their amazing steaks…. but what about their crabcakes? This cake is nothing less than expected and more delicious than anyone had described…rich with crab flavor and drizzled with a superb lemon butter sauce. Lookout porterhouse… you have some competition!

The Fresh Crab is a flavor sensation. This cake is the closest one you can get to homemade. Jumbo lump crab meat takes front and center but the filler is packed with an amazing blend of spices, shallots and jalapeno to set off a taste explosion only to be cooled with a tangy homemade keylime mustard. The best part? The Fresh Crab is prepared daily and available for delivery or flash frozen partially cooked for added freshness when cooked at home. Serve them at your next party or dinner tonight! They are sure to be a hit. Ponte Vedra Life | 45 2/2/12 8:05 PM


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o dress up, meet up and sip the swankiest martini might be a girl’s idea of having fun, but one local womens group is offering a whole lot more. In the City Jax began as one woman’s desire to gather and celebrate friendships and evolved into a 700-member influential, charitable, and networking powerhouse comprised of professionals, mothers, wives and single women. They are “Women with Purpose.” Since November of 2009, the group has raised funds for, and brought awareness to, local charities such as Dignity U Wear, Go Red for Women, Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital, Jewish Family and Community Services’ Feed a Needy Neighbor Program, Second Harvest Food Bank, and many more. When asked if she was surprised at 46 |

the evolution of her girl’s night, president and founder Inger Williamson responded, “We had four girls at our first gathering and 40 at our second, so at that point we realized we really had something. We thought we could make it even more purposeful by mixing good food, friends and wine with a good cause.” ITC Jax Vice President Cathy Wilson was surprised yet elated with the support and generosity of the group. “Last Thanksgiving we fed over 1,000 people in need, and I think a lot of our success can be attributed to the variety of locations, charities and themes we offer. It keeps it exciting, interesting and never routine.” In the City Jax typically has four to five events each year, on the first Thursday of the month, with a fo-

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cus on seasonally appropriate local charities. By pairing up with different Jacksonville venues for each event, members get a variety in location, cuisine and flare. Complimentary cocktails and appetizers are provided and members can donate to the event’s chosen charity by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by supporters. “Some events include a silent auction or a simple donation, but it all goes to the chosen local charity. And we have a wide range of great prizes like treatments by plastic surgeon Dr. James Hardy, Tiffany jewelry, workout sessions at Red Zone and A Pilates Studio, and tickets to The Alhambra,” Williamson said.

and we aim to be the women’s organization to be a part of,” Wilson said. All women are invited to have fun, network and become a “Woman with Purpose” by joining In the City Jax -making a difference locally. In the City Jax events are posted on www.jacksonville.com and Facebook where women can like or join, receive messages about the upcoming event. A website, www.inthecityjax.com is currently under construction. Women can also join by simply attending the event. For questions, to become a sponsor, email ingerwilliamson@ymail.com or cathywilson@mac.com

The group aims to touch the lives of local people in need and make a difference one person at a time. “It’s very rewarding,” Williamson said. “My favorite event, that still profoundly touches me, was our Easter Basket event where 224 baskets were individually created and personalized by our members then delivered to Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. The look on the children’s faces was priceless.” Though the group started as a women-only organization, gatherings of attractive, well-dressed professional women naturally attracted a “huge following of men,” explained Wilson. ITC Jax now welcomes everyone with a smile. “Our events will continue to grow and bring awareness to local charities that are near and dear to our hearts,

Bombshells on the Boardwalk President and Founder:

Inger Williamson Vice-President:

Cathy Wilson Board Members:

Liza Chung, Jodi Leafer and Jill Medure Honorary Board Member:

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5 MINUTES OF FACE TIME

With Drs. Colleen and Jason Olitsky of Smile Stylists

(PVL): Smile Stylists is one of Jacksonville’s most prestigious and contemporary cosmetic dentistry centers. How did you both get here? (SS): We learned zero about cosmetics in school. It wasn’t until we were practicing for a few years that we learned how amazing it was to transform someone’s life because of a new confident smile. We immediately knew we wanted to pursue this new avenue and began to travel the country taking post-graduate education in smile design, full mouth rehab and occlusion from dentists we felt were the best in the world. Jason just had an amazing gift and has cultivated his craft to the highest level. He began actually teaching with these education programs all over the country and became the youngest accredited cosmetic dentist with the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) in the world. He also writes numerous articles for dental publications on both front tooth and back tooth dentistry. I have assisted him throughout it all and wrote and published a book last year,

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“The Naked Tooth: What Cosmetic Dentists Don’t Want You to Know”. We make a perfect couple both in and out of the office. While he performs all of the cosmetic and restorative procedures, I maintain patients smiles by providing maintenance and preventative treatments like cleanings and whitening. Most people don’t realize that we do general and family dentistry, but of course we do. We absolutely love what we do! (PVL): Your faces are on most local publications and you have a reputation as the “Power Couple”. How do you face your personal-family life in the local celebrity world? (SS): We did do a lot of marketing in the last five to six years…how else would people know we were here and what we did? So, yes, we do try to make a name for ourselves. I laugh at power couple or local celeb because I am such a tomboy and love lounging around in board shorts and a tank, whereas Jason totally fits those terms and he loves to dress the part.

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(PVL): You both seem to always strive for new concepts and branch off into new endeavors. What’s on your agenda these days?

and to see our families. My parents live in Philly, and Jason’s live in Ft. Myers, but we see them every month. Some people think it’s crazy, but I’m sure you all have read books where they ask if you only had six months to live, what would you do or what’s most important to you? Well, ours is being with family, and we really take that to heart. Lastly, not being in the office five or six days a week allows us to work on the practice -- not just in it -- and gives us time to fulfill other professional goals, like writing the book, AACD accreditation, and meeting with magazine editors in NYC.

(SS): Promoting beautiful and healthy smiles is a large part of our vision for Smile Stylist. We feel like smiles are largely underrepresented in media for the amount of importance our culture places on a beautiful and healthy smile. Cosmetic dentistry, or wanting to have a nicer smile, is the driving force behind patients we see, who have stayed away from the dentist for many years. When they see us for cosmetic dentistry, we help them understand the importance of getting their (PVL): Where we would find the Olitskys on entire mouths healthy for reasons such a typical Saturday? as the oral systemic links to gum disease and cardiovascular disease. Our (SS): Jason will take our early riser, Chase, to Bagel World in the morning for breakpassion enables us to have a lot of fun fast while I sleep in with Gabriella. Then with creative endeavors. We created a we all head down to the kid pool at the modeling agency, Smile Stylist Model Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, our home Management, which has a focus on away from home. We have lunch on the models with attractive smiles. We work patio and some afternoons have a Bocwith a publicist in Manhattan to pitch ce ball competition with friends and a new concepts in cosmetic dentistry to family, and maybe walk to Bone Fish, beauty editors. where we grab an outside table for din(PVL): Your family is quickly developing. ner. We love where we live and the way What is it like balancing two of the we balance family and work. We appremost important things in your life: ciate and enjoy everyday! family and career? (SS): Family is definitely most important. We only wanted to work about three days a week when we had a family, because we wanted them to know that they were more important than money and work. Chase is 3 ½ and Gabriella is 8 months. Chase is in school Monday-Wednesday and Gabriella comes to work with us. It’s perfect. Jason has started to work some Thursdays, which is great because we’re getting busier, but also he doesn’t need to be at home four days a week -- three days is plenty for him (laughs). We also travel about twice a month, both for work Ponte Vedra Life

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PVL March April 2012  

PVL March April 2012

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