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In Case You Missed It By Riesa Pascal

20 / DINING ‘N STYLE BiCE Ristorante By Riesa Pascal

24 / BARFLY Sun, Sand & Sea Cocktails Anyone? By Laura Baddish

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writing and communication. While enrolled

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sensational. Several were certain they had seen fins or tails glittering under the waves. Summers came and went, and still the myth endured. Some say when the moon is full and bright, you can still see the Bonnet sisters shimmering in the blue waters, as if following their bliss to the stars!

Happy March Orlando! Get your shamrocks ready, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and we all know what that means...it’s time to dust off that lime green outfit you wouldn’t be seen dead in on any other day of the year. However, before we over-indulge ourselves in too much green beer and fun, let’s take a quick moment to recap some of the city’s most recent not to be missed events. I’ve got them all for you right here, just in case you missed it!

On February 6th, Orlando Style helped celebrate the grand opening of the J. Christine Salon and Blow Dry Bar. The new, upscale salon has been all the buzz in Dr. Phillips and the VIP grand opening celebration was the perfect opportunity for the community to find out why. From transformative hair cutting to image defining color, J. Christine salon offers a wide range of professional salon services in their luxurious facilities. Previewing their all Blow Dry Bar menu is a must! Thick, long, curly, or straight hair, all wash and blowouts are one flat fee no matter what type you have. Guests at the grand opening celebration showed up in their finest cocktail attire and enjoyed a lovely evening of beauty, refreshing beverages, appetizing hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ that kept the celebration hype all evening long.

On January 20th, Hilton Bonnet Creek celebrated the grand opening of Myth Bar, the newest addition to Orlando’s growing roster of upscale lobby bars. The Myth Bar lounge offers light bites and craft cocktails such as the Water Goddess, a sinfully delicious drink made with herb-infused vodka and caviar stuffed olives. The power of myths have connected people for millennia so what good would Myth Bar be without its own tale to tell? For Hilton Bonnet Creek, that story revolves around the Bonnet Sisters, the fashionable women who grace the ceiling of the new lobby. As the story goes, the Bonnet sisters summered with their family at their Bonnet Creek Estate. As children they would frolic in the water, dreaming themselves transformed into mythical sea creatures. As they grew, they blossomed into true water goddesses—smart, fashionable and fit, loved by everyone. Over time stories of these sociable young ladies became more and more

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February was a busy month for Glam month. From February 6th-8th, the 11th Dry blow dry lounge, which celebrated Annual “Cars for the Cure” Heathrow the grand opening of its first location Automotive Festival transformed the on Saturday, February 7th. Located on beautiful streets of Colonial TownPark North Alafaya Trail in Waterford Lakes into a car lover’s dream. Lamborghinis, Town Center, Glam Dry’s concept Bugattis’, Porsches and Aston Martins is simple, quick and revolutionary. are just a few of the over 150 exotic You sit, you get a shampoo and blow cars that lined the road for the largest dry, and you look perfect. Their only charitable car show in the Southeast focus is blowouts, so Glam Dry is your United States. The three-day event was chance to be glamorous every day! The hosted by the American Lung Association first 100 guests of the grand opening and showcased an array of the most received swag bags and everyone got distinctive and unforgettable cars. to enjoy complimentary wine and hors Friday’s Casino themed VIP opening d’oeuvres by Cooper’s Hawk Winery reception took place at the Westin Lake and Restaurant. Great music by DJ Mary and featured a magician, a silent Major kept the packed celebration alive auction and live music. Free to public, and fun for all. Saturday’s all-day auto showing was certainly one of the Perhaps one of February’s highlights of the weekend as steamiest highlights was some of the most powerful ORLANDOSTYLE the release of the long and highly tuned cars MAGAZINE.COM awaited “Fifty Shades of from around the world TO SIGN UP FOR Grey” movie. While most were put on display. The NEWS & EVENTS of Orlando had to suffer in fabulous weekend came to anticipation until February a close with the traditional 13th, guests of BRIO Tuscan Sunday Drive event for the Grille’s “Fifty Shades” cocktail festival’s registered participants. party received an exclusive, pre-opening viewing. The Winter Park Village On February 7th, Rosen Shingle Creek restaurant hosted the soirée, which became the scene of the new ‘wild, wild allowed guests to indulge in sensuous west’ when the city of Orlando came libations and small bites featured in together for Cattle Barons’ Ball 2015. the movie. From a frosty lemon martini The western themed gala is the largest depicting Carrick’s lethal lemon martini single-night fundraiser in the nation for in “Fifty Shades Darker,” to lamb with cancer research and is hosted by the yogurt mint sauce which Christian feeds American Cancer Society. Cowboys and Ana in “Fifty Shades Freed” — the staff cowgirls of all types joined event chairs, at BRIO definitely did their homework! Harris Rosen and Vicky McVay, for Following the cocktail party, guests took an upscale evening of fundraising fun. a short stroll to the Regal Cinemas Throughout the night, guests enjoyed Winter Park Village Theater to partake gourmet dining on culinary creations in their exclusive, private screening of from Orlando’s finest restaurants, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” thrilling auctions, live entertainment and more. This year’s guests were treated to a headline performance by Know of a Not-To-Be Missed Event? Do Tell! country music sensation and star of One Tree Hill, Jana Kramer. The volunteerdriven event was an undoubted success as folks reveled in the chance to put on their favorite denim and dust off their ten-gallon hats all while raising proceeds for a great cause.

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DINING ‘N STYLE

BiCE Ristorante Experience the charm of Italy in your own backyard By Riesa Pascal Photos by Rinat Halon of RH Photography Communication

At BiCE Ristorante, a meal is about much more than just food and wine. If you ask General Manager Massimo Lanfranchi, he’ll tell you a meal should also be equal parts about the experience. For BiCE, this means taking each and every diner through a personalized, exceptional experience of enjoying an authentic, Italian dinner in Italy without ever having to step foot out of Orlando. Nestled along the water bayside at Universal Orlando is Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, just like the seaside town of Portofino, Italy it’s inspired by. Cobblestone streets, Italian cypress trees and the sight of several vibrant gondolas floating in the water will have you swearing you’re actually in Europe. Complimenting the Italian-themed hotel is its on property restaurant, BiCE Ristorante Orlando. When it comes to authenticity, BiCE has got all the charm and cuisine of Northern Italy in a friendly, elegant

atmosphere that is sure to have you coming back for more. “At BiCE, you’re going to get as close as you can to dining in Italy. Being in a resort environment, you’re going to have a lot of tourist who’ve actually had Italian food in Italy so we thrive on authenticity. We try to stick to traditionalism as simply as we can.” Executive Chef Alessandro Lozzi In remaining true to traditionalism and authenticity, BiCE has developed a superb menu of Italian classics that will leave even the most critical gourmand’s mouth watering. Their bolognese sauce is one of the top in the city and a favorite among guests. This should come as no surprise once you learn that BiCE is one of few restaurants remaining that continue to use the three proteins (pork, beef and veal) in their bolognese as opposed to just beef. The whole process includes stewing 20 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

the meat with a wine reduction that results in the most satisfying bolognese you’ll ever have the pleasure of tasting. As Chef Alessandro told me, “We do it the classic way and we do a good job at it.” From traditional meat sauces to pastas made in house from scratch, everything at BiCE is fresh, organic and authentically Italian. Although their savory food puts BiCE ahead of the competition, that’s not the only thing that has locals and tourists alike returning. “Anyone can make spaghetti bolognese. It’s not just about how the food comes out of the kitchen. It’s also about how it’s presented and how you interact with your guest. It’s a combination of everything. If you have the two, good service and good food, then you are successful.” -GM Massimo Massimo stands true to his belief and you will see that for yourself in the way he runs the


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successful restaurant. Perhaps what attest to BiCE’s success most is the fact that BiCE has been a beloved part of Universal Orlando for 12 years now. When you consider the average restaurant life is less than two years and 60% of restaurants go out of business after one year, it’s impossible to not agree that BiCE is doing something right. One thing that impacted me greatly during my dinner at the restaurant was how genuinely caring and accommodating the BiCE staff are to the needs of their guests. “With all the stuff we have on the menu, people still like to ask for items that are off the menu and we always accommodate. We accommodate everything if it’s something we have in the house.” - GM Massimo Never before has accommodation been more important than now as restaurants across the country are faced with an increasingly high demand for gluten-free options. For Massimo and Chef Alessandro, the best solution for this was to create an all gluten-free menu. They wanted customers to have a list of choices that were already available so their focus could be brought back to enjoying the evening instead of worrying about what they can or can’t eat. A selection of gluten-free appetizers, pastas, breads, main courses and desserts means there is truly something for everyone. “We want it to be the best possible experience for the customer so if we have to bend the rules, we will, but we try to stay as traditional

authentic as we can within our capabilities and we thrive on that.”-Chef Alessandro

celebration that captures the romance and charm of Italy.

To say the BiCE dining menu offers a variety of options might be the understatement of the century. The four-sided menu of food alone lacks nothing and is filled to the brim with enticing options that are updated biyearly based off what’s in season. However, some menu options have become such great sellers that they’re left on all year long such as the beef tenderloin carpaccio, the ravioli stuffed with beef short rib and spinach or the traditional saffron flavored risotto with sautéed mushrooms. When it comes to the secondi or main course options, BiCE has you covered yet again with tempting classics such as their ossobuco. The braised veal is cooked for 5-6 hours, which results in fall-offthe-bone meat that just melts in your mouth. These dishes and more combined with hand crafted desserts and an extensive selection of over 300 wines makes BiCE the only place in the city to get a truly extravagant Italian meal all while being just minutes away from some of Orlando’s hottest attractions. A scenic water taxi can pick you up steps away from the restaurant and drops you right in the heart of Universal Citywalk where countless adventures await. Consider going on a relaxing ride after dinner with friends, or bring the family to the restaurant after a long day of theme park fun for a peaceful dinner. Take a loved one up to the BiCE balcony at sunset and enjoy a glass of wine from a Northern Italian vineyard as the Harbor Piazza comes alive with its nightly musical

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“I’ve been with the company 8 years. It has given me the opportunity to work in a very nice environment and in a beautiful restaurant that tries to stay as authentic as possible with a traditional hand in the Italian cuisines.” -Chef Alessandro Perhaps BiCE server, Pat, summed it up best in a passing inquiry on if I was enjoying my meal. As I took in a mouthful of what I can only describe as the most exquisite spaghetti bolognese I’ve ever had the pleasure of dining on, I could do little more than nod my head in approval and show Pat a stiff thumbs up. To this he replied with a beautifully true comment about the BiCE chefs that stuck with me for the remainder of night: “When you put as much love into your food as they do, you get a lot of love back.” Check out Bice Ristorante at Universal Orlando and come experience that love for yourself. BiCE Ristorante - Orlando / Loews Portofino Bay Hotel 5601 Universal Boulevard Orlando, FL 32819 Reservation #: 407-503-1415


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some sort of garnish whether it be a fresh sprig of mint or a sliced strawberry to complete the look of the cocktail.” Also keep in mind that safety is first so take stock of your cabinet or summer home before the start of the season. When outdoors, you should always serve refreshments and food in non-breakable glassware. Sweeney has another trick when making cocktails for a crowd. “It’s always fun to create a non-alcoholic frozen ‘slush’ that you and your guests can add to your favorite cocktail or beer. At Dream Beach we call it a ‘snakebite’ and it is sure to cool you down on even the hottest summer days,” he says. Just as the saying goes the clothes make the man, where you are sipping a cocktail or wine in the summer has an effect on what you order. Albert Trummer, celebrity mixologist, The Shelburne Wyndham Grand tells us “this means that in some circumstances (say, summertime, at noon) certain drinks are much more likely to be recommended by the person waiting on you at the pool. In this case, you could expect a Watermelon Cooler rather than a Martini.” “Guests lounging poolside are less formal, they look for more casual ways to enjoy their vacation,” Sweeney adds. Poolside sipping is all about spending quality time with friends so when you are entertaining at home or packing for the beach, look for delicious portable fun wines you can share like Beso del Sol Sangria. This sangria in a box, is actually the equivalent of four bottles of wine, and is easy to carry and chill. The best part – you can buy it at any grocery store.

SUN, SAND & SEA COCKTAILS ANYONE?

Finally, if you want to look at the world through rose colored glasses while you are perusing the latest beach read, it might be time to try a new dry Rose from Italy like Chiaretto.

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Whether you enjoy sunning and swimming at the ocean or poolside, there’s one thing that’s certain. A cocktail is most definitely a great accessory. While you’re thinking about updating your beach or pool wardrobe and contemplating a new bikini or cover up, strappy sandals or new shades, consider a new cocktail to add to your summer repertoire. We’ve called in some experts who have really terrific advice when it comes to outdoor entertaining this summer. According to Drew Sweeney, Beverage Director, The Dream, Downtown, “Poolside cocktails should be light and incorporate seasonal ingredients such as berries and melons. We like to place

Refreshing Watermelon Cooler

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By Christina Nicholson With St. Patty’s day fast approaching it’s time to raise your glasses and toast to a little luck this year. So don a green tweed jacket and head over to your neighborhood pub on March 17th to take part in the shenanigans. And before reaching for a simple shot of Jameson or ordering a cliché Irish Car Bomb, try out one of the following Irish Whiskey cocktails to start the celebration.

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• THE WEESKI A Gallant Scoundrel of a drink, this cocktail is the definition of Irish, being described as “suave, subtle, and utterly untrustworthy” by the drink’s creator, David Wondrich. Ingredients 2 ounces Irish whiskey • 1 ounce Lillet Blanc • 1 teaspoon Cointreau • 2 dashes orange bitters • lemon peel, for garnish Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Twist thin strip of lemon peel above drink and use as garnish.

• BUENA VISTA FIZZ It might be a little more difficult to make, but with a bit of coffee and a blast of Irish whiskey, this new twist on an old Irish tradition is sure to make your list of favorite whiskey drinks. Ingredients For the Chicory-Infused Rye: 6 ounces rye whiskey, such as Bulleit • 1/2 tablespoon ground chicory

Mix rye and chicory in a resealable glass jar, seal, and shake well. Let infuse overnight, then fine-strain and reseal. For the Coffee Syrup: 6 ounces strong coffee or espresso • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons demerara sugar Stir sugar into coffee until dissolved. Let cool before using. For the Cocktail: 1 ounce Jameson Irish whiskey • 1 ounce chicory-infused rye • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed juice from 1 orange • 3/4 ounce coffee syrup • 1/2 ounce egg white • 1/2 ounce soda • freshly grated nutmeg To make the cocktail, add Jameson, chicoryinfused rye, lemon juice, orange juice, coffee syrup, and egg white to a mixing glass. Fill with ice, shake hard until well chilled, about 20 seconds. Pour into Irish coffee glass and top with soda. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and serve immediately.

• THE BLACK NAIL Simple to make, yet strong going down, this traditional classic is rich in color and smooth in taste. Ingredients: .75 ounce Irish Whisky • .75 Irish Mist • Orange zest twist to garnish Build the ingredients in an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange peel. Serve immediately. Please drink responsibly, prepare a ride home and remember, if Irish eyes are smiling, they’re up to something. Éire go Brách and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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MAR 1 / SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Various Times / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 6-8 / ORLANDO BALLET: BATTLE OF THE SEXES Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Various Times / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 7 / ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES Bob Carr Theater / 2 PM, 8 PM / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 10-15 / MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Various Times / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 13 / HUNDRED WATERS Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 9 PM / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 17 / ELVIS COSTELLO Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts / 7:30 PM DrPhillipsCenter.org

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—Donna Karan, fashion designer HEAVENLY REALMS and timeless legends spring to life through classical Chinese dance. Dazzling costumes, thunderous battle drums, and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Exquisite melodies and animated backdrops uplift your spirit and transport you to another world. Compassion, loyalty, and virtue lie at the heart of traditional Chinese culture. Almost lost under communist rule in China, this glorious heritage is finally being revived and shared with the world. Experience the wonder of authentic Chinese culture. Experience Shen Yun!

MAR 18 / HARVARD GLEE CLUB Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 8 PM-9 PM / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 21 / ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC: RIMMA PLAYS SIBELIUS Bob Carr Theater / 8 PM / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 22 / JOHN MELLENCAMP: PLAIN SPOKEN TOUR Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts / 7:30 PM DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 24 / AN EVENING WITH SARAH MCLACHLAN Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts / 8 PM DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 27-8 / SHEN YUN Bob Carr Theater / Various Times / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 27-9 / COSI FAN TUTTE Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Various Times / DrPhillipsCenter.org MAR 30 / JAY LENO Walt Disney Theater @ Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts / 7:30 PM DrPhillipsCenter.org See more events at OrlandoStyleMagazine.com

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STYLE

A WEE BIT O’ IRISH

AVOID THE PINCH, FROM SUBTLE ACCENTS TO BOLD PATTERNS By Alexis Minieri

As the superstition goes, those who don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day will be punished with a playful, unlucky pinch. Green may not be your favorite palette to work with but rather than wasting the day in hiding, desperately avoiding the grip of such cruel fashion critics, try these trendy style tips!

EFFORTLESS GREEN The common mistake every year is that too many women limit themselves to the standard, fluorescent shade of green. Don’t neglect all the other variations that are begging to be recognized. There are plenty of green tones that are stylish and don’t give off the vibe that you’d been planning your St. Patty’s Day look for weeks, (even if you did). A Forest-green tank or army pants have a hip, faded shade to add grunge to your look. Mint green in the form of a silk top or maxi dress is the perfect subtle approach to creating the light, spring look you’re searching for. However, be wary when wearing turquoise; although it is in the seafoam family, it is often misconceived as blue. Some ignorant friend of yours might not be so forgiving on St. Patty’s Day. PATTERN FRENZY If the amount of green in your wardrobe is scarce, use those patterned pieces that you love so much to achieve the desired green look. Using a flower and leaf patterned top is a subtle way to have that clover-charm without straying too far out of your comfort zone. Dare to be bold with geometric patterns, or add green accessories to make the green in your multicolored dress stand out. SOMETHING GREEN The best excuse for wearing a Fendi bag or green druzy necklace - make your clothes effortless and neutral, then bring out the glam by accessorizing. The opportunities are endless with this option because you need not worry about whether or not a necklace is flattering or if those Jeffrey Campbell heels make you look like a leprechaun. How about green mirror lens sunglasses, or a silk scarf ? Have fun with this; it’s where the exciting shades of green are best used and most flattering! What She’s Wearing| Top: Joseph Crew Neck Shirt: $169 | Skirt: Free People Essential Skirt: $48

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Jacket: Goodnight Macaroon | Blouse: J. Crew | Pants: Theory| Sunglasses: Stella McCartney Ring to Wrist Cuff: Gorjana | Photo courtesy of Memorandum.com | Shot by Alexander Scott Harris

What She’s Wearing | Top: Bradamant | Scarf: Diane Von Furstenberg | Pants: Pink Tartan Photo courtesy of Memorandum.com | Shot by Alexander Scott Harris

TAKE IT FROM DAY TO NIGHT “More is more and less is a bore.” Wise words of style icon Iris Apfel. You’ll be sure to avoid being pinched when wearing your own variation of a statement green dress. if you’re not afraid to take a risk with your St. Patricks day look, go all out with a green peplum bodycon dress that accentuates your shape or try a high impact chiffon maxi dress. pair it with a nude heel and gold accessories, and your look is complete. What’s the perk? This choice will allow for an easy daytime to nighttime transition, while also making you stand out when around your friends who aren’t quite as quick to be bold. St. Patrick’s Day is the holiday where fashion risks can be taken. With these tips, and a little bit of luck, you’ll be the talk of St. Patty’s day!

What She’s Wearing | Emerald Lace dress: Frances Vintage

What She’s Wearing | Scoop Sweater|Ray-ban sunnies | Fendi Tote | Photo courtesy of DallasWardrobe.com

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HEALTH & BEAUTY

LEGS FOR DAYS

THUNDER

THIGHS

NO MORE 6 EASY EXERCISES TO GET YOUR LEGS LOOKING AMAZING FOR BIKINI SEASON By Lauren Holiday

If you’ve already lost motivation for your New Year’s resolution to get in shape, consider swimwear season your incentive to tone those thighs and glutes. One way to find your fitspiration is by forgetting those outdated squats and lunges and learning the livelier modified versions instead. So, if you’re ready for sexy, bikini-ready legs do a few reps of these fun exercises. 46 STYLETOME.COM


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SWIMWEAR

FOR YOUR SHAPE Packing for that weekend getaway or heading to the beach for a day? Before you toss your trusty bikini in your weekender and make a b-line for the coast, think about what looks best on your shape. Whether you’re rocking a haltered bikini or you’re strutting down the coast in a one piece with a plunging neckline, looking sexy is all about dressing to enhance your body.

Drop it like a squat.

Lunge it Out.

Chair Squats Chair squats are a simple, effective way to get your thighs, glutes, and abs looking and feeling stronger. Simply stand in front of a chair, feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, and bend your knees as if to sit down. Stop before your bottom touches the chair, hold for a breath, and then stand back up. Remember to keep your weight in your heels and knees above or behind your toes.

Skater Lunge No need to break out those dusty rollerblades for this exercise. Simply cross your right leg behind your left leg, bending your left knee into a half-squat position and extending your left arm out to the side with right arm across your hips. Now leap to the right and bring your left leg behind you, only tapping your toe to the ground. Immediately jump back the other direction and continue alternating for 60 seconds.

Power Squats Get your cardio and strength training in one with power squats, the ultimate butt toner. Start in a standing position with legs a little wider than shoulder-width apart. Squat as if doing the chair squat, but instead of holding for a breath, jump up through the balls of your feet and extend your arms and legs fully. Land softly and sink back into the squat position with knees bent. Try to do as many reps within 60 seconds.

Cross Over Lunge Similar to the skater lunge, but with a deeper and wider range of motion, the cross over lunge will get your legs burning. Standing, step out and cross your lead foot in front of your back foot, almost like a curtsy. Pause in the lunge and then push yourself back to starting position. Make sure your knee stays behind your toes to avoid injury. Repeat with alternating legs for 20 reps.

Tip Toe Squats The tip toe squat is an efficient move as it works your glutes, calves, quads, and inner thighs in one motion. Begin by standing with feet wider than hip-width apart and toes turned out to the sides. Keep your hands on your hips as you raise up onto your toes. Squat down until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Remember to always keep your chest and shoulders back. To finish the rep, pop yourself into the starting position.

Reverse Lunge with Front Kick If you’ve ever thought about taking a kickboxing class, you’ll enjoy this highintensity move that works your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. Standing with abs tight, step your right foot back and lower into a reverse lunge. After shifting your weight into the left foot, push off your right foot and kick it up in front of you. Repeat on the other side, trying to raise your leg as high as possible while staying in balance. As always, talk with your doctor before starting any new exercise or diet regimen. 47 STYLETOME.COM

HOURGLASS For those beautifully curved women, choosing bikinis with a bold print and frills plays up the hourglass shape. Plus, picking vintage styles – high waist bottoms and halter tops – is the best way to show off a daring style and body. LOLLIPOP Blessed with a little extra in the breast department, women with an inverted triangle shape can show off their assets by wearing tops with cup sizes and underwire for support. A one-piece with printed panels down the side deemphasizes broad shoulders and creates an artful hourglass frame. ATHLETIC Women who spend all day at the gym should opt for ring-top bandeaus with cups or padding to enhance their compact frame. Adding ruffles and other embellishments on the hips gives the illusion of a curvier shape, while bright colors pull all eyes toward their hard earned bodies. CIRCLE Carrying most of their weight in the top half, apple shaped women should grab swimsuits with an X pattern, graphic cut, or ruching over the middle to slim and draw the eye up. To show off those long legs, try a high-cut patterned bottom. Or, take the office to the beach by wearing a peplum swimsuit. COLUMN With long torsos and perfect proportions, tall women can wear skimpy bottoms with side-tie details to show a little cheek while still adding curves. Bandeaus were made for these women, especially ones with ruffles and bows for a look that’s ultra-feminine. TRIANGLE Bigger on the bottom than the top, pear shaped women can get away with wearing a plunging neckline to draw the eye up. Tiny prints on top and solid colored bottoms keep everything in proportion, especially if the bottoms are high cut to accent a small waist. Visit OrlandoStyleMagazine.com & TampaStyleMagazine to see our top swimsuit edits for your shape!


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SNACKS

FOR FLAT By Maria Delis

sticking to a nutritious diet and avoiding junk a bit challenging. Don’t fret! The following snacks may help you stay faithful to your diet and help flatten your belly:

According to the “Journal of

the American Medical Association,” women who have a waistline greater than 35 inches may store more visceral fat around their internal organs. Men with a waistline greater than 40 inches may face the same health issue. Visceral fat is scary because it is “hidden fat” that negatively affects your liver function. This can lead to developing diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. “Wait,” you’re probably thinking, “If it’s hidden, how do I know if I’m really storing excess amounts of this fat? Should I only look at my waistline?” You could ask for a CT scan, but your waistline is a good predictor. The bigger the waistline, the more fat you’re probably storing around your organs. But even if you’re on the slender side and you’re inactive, that cute pot belly may indicate excess visceral fat.

RAW ALMONDS Almonds are rich in antioxidants, protein, and fiber. Filling and nutritious, almonds help shed those extra pounds and flatten the tummy. Studies show that consuming high-protein foods, like almonds, throughout the day, can decrease both Total Body Fat and Abdominal Fat. Therefore, instead of munching on cookies or potato chips, choose a handful of almonds. Keep in mind that almonds are not a low-calorie food. There are 164 calories and 6.03 grams of protein in one ounce (approximately 23 raw almonds).

Following a nutritious diet and exercising regularly (30-60 minutes daily), can have positive results on the waistline and overall health. This means avoiding junk food, high-fat meals, and Netflix marathons on the couch. The key to a healthy lifestyle is common sense. If the majority of your calories come from highly processed, sugary foods, you may want to reevaluate your nutrition plan.

NONFAT PLAIN YOGURT According to a study published in the “International Journal of Obesity,” substituting yogurt for other foods increases weight loss. In the study, “trunk fat loss was augmented by 81% on the yogurt versus control diet.” Aside from being a better snack than salted pretzels, it can get rid of that bloat too. Probiotics, found in yogurt, balance intestinal flora and decrease the incidence of gas and constipation.

The bottom line: Beauty may lie in the eyes of the beholder, but trimming your waistline through wholesome nutrition and regular exercise, has benefits that transcend aesthetics. You may find, however,

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Hence, no bloat! Choose unsweetened, nonfat yogurt that contains live and active cultures. BLUEBERRIES According to a University of Michigan animal study, rats that consumed a diet rich in blueberries, lost abdominal fat and lowered their risk for cardiovascular disease. The blueberry diet lowered cholesterol and improved glucose control! “We found by looking at fat muscle tissue, that blueberry intake affected genes related to fat-burning and storage. Looking at muscle tissue, we saw altered genes related to glucose intakes,” said E. Mitchell Seymour, M.S., lead researcher and manager of the University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory. Numerous studies show that adding more fruits and veggies to our diets can have positive effects on our overall health, but the U-M study shows how the naturally

occurring chemicals (e.g., anthocyanins) found in blueberries may play a significant role in maintaining optimal health. OATMEAL

snack! Choose a cup of diced watermelon (about 46 calories) instead of ice cream the next time you’re lounging by the pool. If you substitute this fruit for high-calorie snacks, it will help you maintain a flat tummy.

Oats belong to the grass family and contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. This is why eating fiber-rich oats helps you achieve a flat stomach and lowers your cholesterol.

In a 2011 University of Kentucky study, mice with diet-induced cholesterol drank watermelon juice for eight weeks. The study found that watermelon consumption reduced atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and lowered body weight.

According to a study published in “Obesity a Research Journal,” adding soluble fiber to a diet improves abdominal fat reduction. Although oatmeal is typically seen as a breakfast food, why not enjoy it as an afternoon snack? Choose the unsweetened and natural kinds. You can add your own strawberries or blueberries. WATERMELON High in vitamin C and lycopene, watermelons may help prevent certain cancers and premature skin aging. Plus, watermelons are a refreshing low-calorie

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As always, chat with your physician and dietitian in order to choose the right diet and exercise plan. And remember, you don’t have to have a supermodel’s physique to look and feel your best; but maintaining a flat belly keeps you further away from disease.


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CELEBRITY SOUP

Hottest Male Celebs Over 50 Is it just me or do these stars keep getting better with age?! By Riesa Pascal

For some of us, age ain’t nothing but a number. For everyone else, there’s hair dye, injections, implants and everything else the world of beauty offers us to make us feel younger for longer. If you’ve reached the point where birthdays have become a dreaded reminder that you’re another year closer to waking up with one too many wrinkles, consider taking a page or two from the following celebs and just let nature run its course naturally. Of course growing old gracefully can be a tricky process and especially in Hollywood, but it helps when you’re over 50 and still look as smoking hot as these men.

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Brad Pitt, 51

In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Brad Pitt plays a man who ages in reverse. Although it’s supposed to be a science fiction story, it’s a pretty amazing coincidence that they cast an actor who seems to have stopped aging altogether! If it wasn’t for the grays that Pitt has let creep into his beard, it would be hard to believe he’s turning 52 this year. Fortunately for Pitt and wife Angelina Jolie, he’s one celeb who confidently rocks his new look and proves to the world that gray hair doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

John Stamos, 51

If you were around in the 90s, then you probably had a crush on Full House’s Uncle Jesse because let’s face it...how could you not? From his thick, dark locks to that dazzling smile, Stamos could make women of all ages swoon and that he did! It would make perfect sense if this former teen heartthrob had aged into an equally attractive older man, but instead Stamos has steadily become even more gorgeous with each passing year. In the immortal words of Uncle Jesse, HAVE MERCY! Let’s all hope we also look that good at 50 years old.

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Okay, okay...I know Will Smith is technically still a few years shy of being 50, but c’mon! At the rate that man is aging, I can only assume how great he’s going to look on the other side of the hill. Do I need to remind you of the workout scene in I Am Legend? This fresh prince could easily still pass for his 30s and as far as his acting goes, it doesn’t look like retirement plans are anywhere in the near future. On February 27th, Smith’s latest film Focus was released in theaters. Though I have yet to see the flick, if trailers are any indication of what to expect, I’m sure it’ll be full of solid acting, impeccable comedic timing and plenty moments for us to be jealous of female lead, Margot Robbie.

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Pierce Brosnan,

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To fill the shoes of James Bond, you must be a lot of things: Supremely confident, overwhelmingly charming, ridiculously attractive, a smooth dresser, an even smoother talker and did I mention ridiculously attractive? 20 years ago Pierce Brosnan proved he had all those qualities and more when he starred as the beloved British spy in 1995’s GoldenEye. For the next seven years Brosnan reprised his role as Bond for three more installments of the popular 007 franchise. More than a decade later, Brosnan is now the respectable age of 61 and still just as strong, confident, romantic and darned good looking. “I feel comfortable in my own skin,” Brosnan said during an interview with TODAY’s Matt Lauer. Easy to say when you age as gracefully as this silver fox!

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When people use your own name as a term to describe someone who’s growing old gracefully, you know you’re doing something right. There’s a reason why aging “Clooney-style” is unanimously known to be a compliment. In a poll of 1,000 people who were asked which men over 40 had embraced aging the best, Clooney earned top marks for not dyeing his hair and for looking happy in his skin. The votes resulted in the actor being named the world’s top MAG, or Man Aging Gracefully. It’s worth noting that Brad Pitt and Will Smith also placed in the Top 10 of the MAG poll, but this Hollywood hunk’s natural charm and grace earned him the number one spot.

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He’s captivated us with his music for 25 years and most recently, he’s stolen our hearts as Cinna in the Hunger Games movie franchise. It might be the bad-boy, rock star persona or maybe it’s that mischievous smile, but something about this 50 year old is undeniably hot. Just look up the cover art for Kravitz’s latest album, Strut. Have you ever seen a 50 year old with such rock hard abs?! Something tells me Kravitz has finally found the legendary fountain of youth and I wonder if he’ll let us in on the secret. If not, at least we get to stare at him and enjoy the water’s fabulous results.

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DON’T MISS THE BEAT

Madonna The Queen of Pop Continues to Reign with Rebel Heart By Courtney Caggiano

She is perhaps the most iconic female pop singer of all time—from her show stopping performances to her evolutionary style—but Madonna embodies more than just the quintessential pop superstar; she personifies cultural sovereignty in the entertainment world, and has been deservedly dubbed the Queen of Pop. Today, the Queen continues to reign with her latest studio album, Rebel Heart. Born to a Catholic family in Bay City, Michigan, Madonna Louise Ciccone found her calling at a very young age, although childhood challenges made this calling difficult to follow at times. After losing her mother to cancer, Madonna’s loneliness encouraged her to search for something that could give her life purpose. A young Madonna desired to become someone to be remembered, and she decided that the art of music and dance was the platform to lead her to this destiny. Upon her graduation from Rochester Adams High School, the straight-A student-turnedsinger attended University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where she studied ballet. This college career did not last long, however, it did give her the motivation to move to New York City to pursue a lifestyle of dance and music. Madonna performed with modern dance troupes throughout the city, and soon after, formed pop-rock bands. This bravery of taking chances—along with the attention of DJs and record producers— paid off, transforming a young Midwestern dreamer into an international music icon. With the 1984 release of her second studio album, Like a Virgin, Madonna achieved global success, and her title single topped the

charts in various countries, even climbing the Billboard Hot 100 Chart for six consecutive weeks, taking the album to number one. She popularized MTV with her music video airplay, especially when she appeared at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards in a wedding dress, performing “Like a Virgin.” Although the ambiguous song brought controversy from radio stations, it was clear that Madonna was setting more than musical standards; she was changing culture one song at a time. Madonna’s powerful social influence has been a continuous result of her career’s constant evolution, including her progressive, groundbreaking fashion. In the 1980s, women emulated Madonna’s rebellious feminine style with black lace, fishnet stockings, and crucifix jewelry; however, her evolution was not just an aesthetical development. Madonna took her musical personality through effortless changes over the decades, even taking on younger audiences with her later records, such as her 2008 duet with Justin Timberlake, “4 Minutes.” Throughout her career, Madonna evolved in such a way that she eventually did everything that could possibly be done in the music industry. From reinventing herself over the years to pushing the boundaries of popular music, she went where no pop star before had ever gone. She not only wrote the map on uncharted territory in the entertainment world; she discovered all the territory that was to be found and claimed it as her own. Today, in order for pop singers to create an identity of originality, they must go beyond the standard that Madonna has set. Madonna is the reason behind the bold—

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and often perplexing—personas of this generation’s music icons. Because Madonna has taken her raw talent and image to the highest level, artists today have to take their careers beyond this level. This can be seen all over the musical spectrum, such as the avantgarde antics of Lady Gaga. On her latest album, Rebel Heart, Madonna continues to show her fans and critics alike that even though it may appear that she has done it all, she is nowhere near stopping. The singer has taken a more reflective view of life in this album, with songs that hint at a mix of two themes: following one’s heart and being a rebel to one’s surroundings. While Madonna wanted to create tracks that expressed her rebellious side, she also wanted to explore her romantic sensibilities, and the album reveals these two coexisting facets of her character. Musically, this album is much more melodically driven, unlike her previous albums that were framed around rhythm and instrumentation. Madonna claims that she desired her songs to have the ability to stand alone, so they could be performed with only vocals and a guitar while still retaining their integrity. Rebel Heart also highlights Madonna’s international flair, as her lyrical inspirations were derived from the art, literature, and music of foreign cultures. Now, set to release her thirteenth studio album, Madonna has defined herself as an artistic authority, from influencing fashion fads in the 1980s to catalyzing music trends in the present. It can be expected that this pop legend who has been conquering the world for three decades will continue to take American music to places it has never gone before.


DON’T MISS THE BEAT

DON’T MISS THE BEAT - Get ready to fill those playlists. Check out this list of albums to watch out for this month.

Kelly Clarkson Album: Piece by Piece

Modest Mouse Album: Strangers to Ourselves

Sleeping With Sirens Album: Madness

Laura Marling Album: Short Movie

Ludacris Album: Ludaversal

Matthew E. White Album: Fresh Blood


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5. FITBIT FLEX WIRELESS ACTIVITY AND SLEEP BAND A full-time monitor, this band gives a 24/7 overview of your health and fitness, documenting everything from distance walked and calories burned to sleep quality and hours slept. Compatible with most devices and computers, Fitbit helps create lifestyle goals and daily motivation. $100 / Available at Macys.com 6. PRADA BLACK SAFFIANO DRESS BELT A sophisticated accessory crafted in textured, saffron leather with a silver logo-engraved rectangular belt. $330 / Available at Prada.com

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A DISPLAY OF TH E WORLDS MOST EXOTIC CARS, MOTORCYCLES AND LUXURY BRANDS.

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Fine wines & spirits, smooth jazz and culinary offerings amidst a display of exotic vehicles & luxury brands.

Fine wines & spirits, smooth jazz and culinary offerings amidst a display of exotic vehicles & luxury brands.

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150+ exotic cars, motorcycles & luxury brands on the fairway.

300+ exotic cars, motorcycles, watercraft & luxury brands overlooking the bay.

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Ford recently unveiled the all-new GT, an ultra-highperformance supercar that serves as a technology showcase for top EcoBoost® performance, aerodynamics and lightweight carbon fiber construction.

The GT is one of more than 12 new Ford Performance vehicles coming by 2020. It joins Focus RS, F-150 Raptor, Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R in the growing Ford Performance lineup. Beginning production late next year, the GT hits the road in select global markets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ford GT race cars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. “As we at Ford drive innovation into every part of our business, it’s worth remembering that our first innovation as a company was not in a laboratory, but on the racetrack,” said Mark Fields, Ford president and chief executive officer, referring to Henry Ford’s win of a 1901 car race that inspired financial backers to invest in his company. “We are passionate about innovation through performance and creating vehicles that make people’s hearts pound.” The all-new GT supercar features rear-wheel drive, a mid-mounted engine, and a sleek, aerodynamic, two-door coupe body shell. It is propelled by the most powerful EcoBoost production engine ever – a next-generation twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 producing more than 600 horsepower. The GT makes extensive use of lightweight materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum – enabling outstanding acceleration and handling with improved efficiency. Ford’s commitment to and capability in delivering technologies typically offered only in elite vehicles is evident in the GT. These include advanced active aerodynamics, such as a deployable rear spoiler, and a host of material and technology innovations to help better serve the driver, such as SYNC® 3 – the latest version of Ford’s advanced connectivity system. “The GT is the ultimate execution of an enthusiast supercar,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “GT includes innovations and technologies that can be applied broadly across Ford’s future product portfolio – another proof point that Ford continues raising the performance bar while ultimately improving vehicles for all of our customers.”

Engine: V6 HP: Over 600 hp Expected Pricing: $150,000+

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LUXURYESSENTIALS 1. BUMBLE AND BUMBLE THICKENING DRYSPUN FINISH A translucent dry spray that creates instant fullness and texture to spin hair into an airy silhouette. Raw silk powders with light-holding polymers fuse together, making hair look weightless and effortlessly full. Appropriate for all hair types and textures, especially fine. $30 / Available at Sephora.com

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2. POLO RALPH LAUREN CABLE-KNIT CASHMERE SWEATER This timeless cable-knit sweater is crafted from ultra-soft cashmere and makes a superb layering piece during any month. Paired with swim shorts and espadrilles creates a classic-cool beach look. $398 / Available at RalphLauren.com

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Gasparilla Inn Food & Wine Festival Weekend A Beloved Tradition on an Island Untouched By Time By Riesa Pascal For over 100 years,

The Gasparilla Inn & Club has been welcoming guests to come and experience Florida as it was meant to be: Untouched by time and surrounded by the pristine beauty that comes with being located in the heart of Gasparilla Island. Established in 1913, a large part of The Inn’s charm lies in its simplicity and stand against modern renovations. Nine years ago The Gasparilla Inn began a brand new tradition that quickly snowballed into Boca Grande’s most anticipated culinary event of the season—The Gasparilla Food and Wine Festival Weekend. From January 9th-11th, I had the unexpected, incomparable pleasure of experiencing this quaint city and The Inn’s beloved new tradition for myself.

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Located on an island reachable by causeway only, The Gasparilla Inn & Club is a premier destination on Florida’s Gulf Coast and has played host to many notables throughout its fascinating history such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Katharine Hepburn and more. Perhaps one of its more recent celebrity residents have been the George H.W. Bush family who has never stopped making annual trips to the intimate island. The resort itself is just phenomenal in the most humbling way possible. It stands regal and proud on the property, yet maintains so many of The Inn’s original features. Upon entering the pillared entrance, guests are instantly embraced by the wonderful staff with a genuine kindness reminiscent of a long forgotten time that is still a part of this classic resort. As you take a look around the lobby and make your way to your guestroom, you begin to experience the feeling of old Florida charm as it was meant to be. From guestroom doors that open with an old-fashioned lock and key to authentic antique furniture, The Inn was truly a step into the past. The weekend I showed up for the Food and Wine Festival was undoubtedly a busy one for The Gasparilla Inn’s staff, but you’d never know it from the relaxing atmosphere that never ceased to permeate the air. The highly anticipated weekend of activities began on a Friday evening with a welcome reception and dinner featuring Chefs Robert Plesh, Tom Hagerty, David Blackburn and Benjamin Copeland. As samplings of distinguished wines were paired with flavorful food, gourmands and wine enthusiasts alike embarked on an edible “tour” of the world’s most famous culinary regions. Large tables and choose-your-own seating made for perfect mingling opportunities as a solo guitar player peppered the hum of conversations with soft, beautiful music. Seated to my left was two time festival attendee, Anka Eshak, who told me about her positive experience at the previous year’s event which led to her and her husband creating a new annual tradition. “This is absolutely wonderful! It’s only Friday, but we have not been disappointed,” said Anka. “I feel very strongly about how food taste, but I also think the presentation is really important and this has been such a beautiful experience. Everyone should come.” On Saturday, guests of the festival had the chance to attend a variety of culinary events and tastings. Chef John Folse kicked off the morning with a culinary demonstration that went on to become one of my favorite events of the weekend. For a fascinating hour, Chef Folse instructed guests on how to prepare corn and crab cappuccino and the king of all pork roasts, porchetta. You could’ve heard a pin drop as everyone’s attention was firmly placed on Chef Folse who passionately shared the step-by-step details and cooking techniques of himself and other leading chefs in the industry. After a brief lunch, the demonstrations resumed with sustainable caviar tasting by Mote Marine Research Laboratory. Wrapping up the afternoon of tastings was Tablas Creek Vineyard with an exquisitely prepared, eight-part wine tasting. The demonstration explained the extensive research that went into creating the final recipe for the winery’s flagship Rhônestyle blends, Espirit de Tablas red and white. Their impressive and extensive knowledge of the industry made for a presentation that was intriguing, interesting and left you wanting to know more. After the lovely tasting, myself and other guests lined up to speak one on one with representatives from Tablas Creek Vineyard and local distributor, Premier Beverage.

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The Inn may be the center of village life on the island, but after filling up on delectable bites and wines, I felt it was finally time to explore Gasparilla Island’s downtown. I should probably add that I’m using the term “downtown” quite loosely as it’s more of a “blink and you’ll miss it town,” but that’s all part of the classic old Florida feel that makes people fall in love with Gasparilla Island over and over again. The downtown area was a small and simple, yet intimate lineup of various boutiques, gift shops and businesses. As fellow first-time attendee, Tom Davenport, told me at the welcome reception, the absence of big city hustle on the island truly makes it the perfect place to host an event such as the Food and Wine Festival. “The lack of activity really allows you to relax and focus on the food and wine,” said Tom. “I think it’s an unusual environment in that regard.” As the sun set in the distance and a sprinkling of brilliantly lit stars splashed across the sky, it was time for the festival’s closing Wine Reception and Master Chef ’s Dinner. After much mingling and laughter in The Inn’s living room, we all made our way to the

Banyan Room next door for a meticulously prepared six course meal featuring Chefs John Johnstone, Robert Plesh, Scott Haegle, Seth Shipley, Jared Van Camp, Pierre Sauvaget and John Folse as well as a variety of wines from Adelsheim Vineyard. The first dish in a long line of delectable plates was black pudding, fried quail egg, brioche and sauce choron presented in honor of the late Chef Peter Timmins, CMC. I didn’t think it would be possible for the chefs to top themselves after starting off that strong, but somehow they continued to do just that with each consecutive dish. From the heavenly cappuccino soup I had just learned how to make hours earlier to a sinful goat cheese cremeux hazelnut sponge cake and everything in-between—The Gasparilla Inn chefs are truly nothing short of remarkable! A well deserved round of applause and standing ovation for them wrapped up the beautiful evening and final event of the weekend. Later that night, I joined fellow festival attendees for an impromptu goodbye drink at the nearby Pink Elephant bar located 64 STYLETOME.COM

within walking distance of The Gasparilla Inn. As we exchanged numbers, laughs and hugs, it became immediately apparent that I wasn’t ready to say goodbye. The Gasparilla Food and Wine Festival Weekend was an amazing event that passed by all too quickly, but the experience will remain with me for a lifetime. My companion and I left for The Gasparilla Inn with the intention of simply experiencing good food and a few fine wines, but we had no idea that what we had actually signed up for was so much more than that. We had signed up for new friendships, hearty laughs and a fleeting moment of tranquility, peace and relaxation in a fast-moving world that long ago forgot how to stop and smell the roses. We had signed up for a trip down memory lane and a beautiful weekend at a luxurious, historic hotel that fervently pursues its mission to show families, couples, friends and groups alike how to enjoy Florida as it was meant to be. The Gasparilla Inn & Club 500 Palm Avenue, Boca Grande, FL 33921 Reservation: 941-964-4500 www.gasparillainn.com


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Wine Anyone? J. Christine Grand Opening Celebration

Harris Rosen & Guests Cattle Barrons’ Ball at The Rosen Shingle Creek

Orlando Ballet Exposé

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Cattle Barrons’ Ball at The Rosen Shingle Creek

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Grand Bohemian Art Event

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SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Our mission at Orlando Style Magazine is to bring visibility to professionals who exhibit excellence, integrity, client service and high standards that have made them preeminent and highly successful. The No. 1 Readers’ Choice are selected based on survey, referrals and feedback from their professional peers. This is an ongoing campaign and we ask you to cast your vote/suggestion for your favorite professional in our city at OrlandoStyleMagazine.com.The following pages exhibit this issue’s No. 1 Readers’ Choice recipients.

RENAISSANCE MAN/ INTERIOR DESIGNER: Rick Thomas AMERICAN LUXURY DEALER: Massey Cadillac CUSTOM BUILDER: McNally Construction

DESIGNER: Morrone Interiors UNIQUE RESTAURANT: Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine REALTOR: Megan Cross

DESTINATION FOR ART & ENTERTAINMENT: Downtown Orlando PRIVATE SCHOOL: Lake Highland Preparatory School COMMUNITY TO LIVE IN: Oakland Park

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NO.1 READERS’ CHOICE / RENAISSANCE MAN Interior Designer Special Promotional Feature

RICK THOMAS

atmosphere of the unpaved streets within the town. He is a long-time resident of Central Florida.

INTERMARK DESIGN GROUP

Rick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Marketing from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He then went on and completed his Masters of Business Administration Degree and Doctorate of Business Administration degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his Doctoral Dissertation on sales motivation.

Meet Rick Thomas. He is President and Founder of Intermark Design Group, Inc. located in Orlando, Florida. Intermark is currently headquartered in their 20,000 square foot facility located at 4602 Parkway Commerce Blvd. Intermark has designed and decorated the interiors of multi-million dollar mansions, commercial office spaces, and other investment properties throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. However, their mainstay has been merchandising builder model homes and clubhouses all over the U.S. Their client list reads like a list of who’s who in homebuilding. Intermark is celebrating 22 years in business in the Central Florida market. Their portfolio can be viewed at www.intermarkdesigngroup.com as well as Facebook and Houzz.

While establishing his business, Dr. Thomas taught in the Graduate Schools of several local universities, where he taught graduate management and business studies. He is also President of Quinn Investments, which is a real estate holding firm. In his free time, he enjoys “flipping” properties—finding the home that needs a little “TLC” and converting it to a designer dream home. He also enjoys boating, motorcycle riding, snow skiing, gardening, and spending time at his home in Park City. He also enjoys extensive adventure travel such as a recent African safari trip. He once rafted down the entire Grand Canyon traveling through three states and 285 miles in 11 days.

This year, Intermark was also awarded “Best of Houzz” for customer satisfaction. The award was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the home building, remodeling, and design industry professionals. Rick stated “our foundation is built on strong customer service while dedicated to our client’s satisfaction. We pride ourselves on crafting remarkable interior solutions that are creative, environmentally progressive and have a lasting impact unique to the clients’ goals”.

Rick has actively supported local charities that include the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Mustard Seed, and Hope and Help Center of Central Florida. He has also sponsored a family in Lesotho for the past fifteen years. Last year, he sponsored two students, one from South Korea and one from Thailand, in a foreign exchange program. Rick commented that “when the students first moved into my home, it was interesting with three languages being spoken. Eventually, we all settled on English”.

The staff of designers have also been recognized for their design by Parade of Homes Awards, MAME Awards, LAUREL Awards, OBIE Awards, and recognized by several national publications for their outstanding design. Rick is the father of three daughters. Two of his daughters work with him at Intermark Design Group and the third daughter, Paige, is an architect in Portland, Oregon. Aundrea Brown serves as the Vice President of Marketing at Intermark where she has established herself as a leader in the design and merchandising industry for over ten years. Claire Houck is the Director of Marketing for the past five years and has enjoyed tremendous success in marketing to clients throughout the U.S. He is also the proud grandfather of Adelyn and Kolton. He currently resides in Windermere, Florida where he enjoys the laid-back

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“REMARKABLE INTERIOR SOLUTIONS THAT ARE CREATIVE, ENVIRONMENTALLY PROGRESSIVE AND HAVE A LASTING IMPACT

UNIQUE TO THE CLIENTS’ GOALS”

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THE NEXT GENERATION IS HERE 2015

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to the forefront once again, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and cutting-edge CUE technology. Massey Cadillac has an array of award-winning models to fit any active lifestyle: the new sporty ATS, ATS Coupe and Sedan; the popular SRX, the high-performance CTS Coupe and Sedan, CTS V-Coupe and Sedan; the most technologically advanced XTS sedan; the ELR Hybrid Coupe; and the family friendly and spacious Escalade and Escalade ESV. In addition to having an award-winning Service

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Department that is open Monday - Saturday, they also offer complimentary body shop estimates for all makes and models. With competitive lease incentives and purchase specials, buying a brand new Cadillac is easy at Massey Cadillac. You can pre-qualify online and even find out what your trade is worth. For additional information or to schedule a test drive, call Massey Cadillac at 877.262.6561 or visit www.masseyorlando.com.

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NO.1 READERS’ CHOICE Custom Builder Special Promotional Feature

MCNA L LY CO N ST McNally Construction Group has been interpreting the dreams and lifestyles of their clients for five generations. With aesthetically timeless designs showcasing both

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The McNally’s believe that

having a one-of-a-kind home, tailor made for you is the true height of luxury. They’ve completed more than 400 custom projects in the Greater Orlando area over the past 30 years and their magnificent custom homes are renowned industry wide. They achieve their ultimate goal - customer satisfaction - by consistently completing all projects on time and within budget. It’s that McNally wow factor; a unique signature of superb craftsmanship in their work and unparalleled excellence in their service that has earned

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cclaimed for her “affordable luxury” design principles, Audrey Morrone has quickly become a highly embraced and coveted designer. Audrey believes that personal attention and building client relationships through exceptional service is as important as the innovative designs she provides. Sophisticated taste, flawless execution, and her ability to understand her client’s unique needs and desires is what sets Morrone Interiors apart from other firms. Morrone Interiors’ stunning designs can be found in high profile homes across Mid-Florida including a few Major League Baseball stars and other A-listers. The good news is, as a growing firm, they have the team and flexibility to get you that luxury look and feel you have always wanted.

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LIVING ‘N STYLE

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LUXURYESSENTIALS 1. SUPER ANGEL EASY HEALTH JUICER, GOLD A good juicer is an integral part of maintaining good health by maximizing the nutrition squeezed from fruits and vegetables—so why shouldn’t it be plated in gold? That’s the thinking behind this heavy-duty juicer, with some added bling. The best part? The gold plating makes it dishwasher safe. $4,739 / Available at SuperAngelJuicers.com

1 6. SOUS VIDE SUPREME CHEF WATER OVEN Using the sous vide method, food is cooked inside a sealed, airtight plastic bag within a temperature-controlled water bath. The Supreme Chef model comes with everything required to cook your food to perfection with tenderness and flavor unlike you have ever experienced. It’s also the secret weapon for any ambitious foodies attempting to dabble in molecular gastronomy. $749 / Available at SousVideSupreme.com

2. MANHATTAN ROOFTOP HONEY FLIGHT Take a tour of New York your taste buds will never forget with this tantalizing set of honeys procured from hives scattered across the Manhattan skyline. Perfect for stirring into tea or drizzling over biscuits, this artistinal honey set allows fans of the sweet stuff to savor four buzzworthy varieties from across the Big Apple. $45 / Available at UncommonGoods.com

7. MOLECULAR MIXOLOGY COCKTAIL KIT What do you get when you combine food, liquor, chemistry, and art? You get to deconstruct your favorite drink, to change the look and feel of ingredients, impress dinner guests, and to take your taste buds on an adventure! These contemporary takes on the classic margarita, mojito, and cosmopolitan bring modern mixology to a whole new level. Deconstruct the drink’s standard ingredients into buoyant “caviar” bubbles or flavor-filled clouds of foam. $85 / Available at UncommonGoods.com

3. ARTISANAL BAMBOO SALT CHEST Variety may be the spice of life, but you don’t have to book a flight to indulge in the exotic when you can take any dish on a globe spanning taste tour with this gorgeous, gourmet sampler. Featuring 24 sprinklings from around the world, this artisan set is the definitive gourmet salt collection. $130 Available at UncommonGoods.com 4. NEW WEST KNIFEWORKS TEAK SEVEN-PIECE SET These aren’t just kitchen knives; they’re razor-sharp works of art. Combining cutting-edge technology with old-world craftsmanship, this seven-piece knife set is just as practical as it is gorgeous. The multicolour Fusionwood handles are made by vacuum-impregnating hardwood veneers with dye, resulting in a unique wood handle that is surprisingly durable, while the blades are highcarbon chromium steel, containing nearly twice the carbon of some leading knife brands. $1,349 Available at NewWestKnifeWorks.com

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5. APPLE TREE TO BE KIT A gift fit for Johnny Appleseed, this Apple Tree To Be Kit is a memorable and creative gift that will keep on giving. It contains seeds harvested from Ralls Janet heirloom apples which have a fine-grained, crisp juicy taste. An aluminum tag is provided for a personalized inscription to be placed on the tree. $20 / Available at UncommonGoods.com

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NO.1 READERS’ CHOICE Realtor Special Promotional Feature

A native of Atlanta, GA, her well-bred Southern flair, knowledge and expertise were influenced early on by her mother-in-law, Ann Cross, who was a prominent real estate broker in Winter Park, FL, until her retirement in 1996. As a top Realtor and certified relocation specialist at Fannie Hillman + Associates Inc. in Winter Park, Megan continues that legacy and specializes in the Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, College Park and downtown Orlando residential markets. She works with homebuyers, sellers, builders and designers. “I think what also drew me to real estate was a hidden desire to be a decorator,” says Megan. “I thoroughly enjoy showing amazingly beautiful homes to potential buyers and I love fabrics and furnishings.” She also expertly guides clients about how to get their homes into selling shape for showings, and create the ambiance that will effectively sell a house quickly and for top dollar. A graduate of Clemson University, Megan has received numerous industry awards for her work. She has been named to Orlando Magazine’s “Real Estate Hot 100” lists for 2008 through 2014, and has received Florida Homebuyer Magazine’s “Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction” designation for 2008 through 2013. “At Fannie Hillman + Associates I found the same family feeling that Ann was known for,” she says. “At this firm Realtors really help one another and also support community causes. “Megan uses her expertise and professionalism to arrange showings, appraisals and inspections; prepare contracts, assist with mortgage processes, and negotiate offers for clients.

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To arrange a consultation on your real estate needs, contact Megan at 407-353-9997 or megan@fanniehillman.com.

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CONNECT IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO

FROM MAIN STREETS TO MARTINIS, Downtown Orlando serves up the best in arts and entertainment. With an array of options to choose from including cultural events, high-energy sports, museums, awarding winning restaurants, and a multitude of nightlife options, Downtown offers something for all. Whether you have an afternoon, evening, or a full day to experience the urban destination of Downtown, you’re covered.

AN ARTFUL AFTERNOON If you’re a music lover, start your Sunday at the Jazz Brunch located in the Grand Bohme Restaurant. Here, you’ll listen to the smooth sounds of jazz played by talented Central Florida musicians while enjoying some of Orlando’s finest culinary offerings. After brunch, hop on LYMMO (Downtown’s complimentary transportation system) and head to Lake Eola Park for a See Art Orlando walking tour. See Art Orlando is a collection of eight permanent contemporary public art sculptures. Lake Eola Park provides a serene landscape for all ages and with a playground on-site, it’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon with family. If you’re in need of a pick me up on a weekday afternoon, stop by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen, located inside CityArts Factory. Once inhand with your favorite coffee, take notice of Steven Mikel’s artwork along the walls. Trading watercolors for coffee beans, Steven uses different roasts to paint. And be sure to return to CityArts Factory for Third Thursday Orlando, an event where thousands of visitors converge to partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food and shopping.

A SIGNATURE EVENING Come nightfall, Downtown is a hotbed of activity. New in 2014, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offers a calendar full of live music, stand up comedians, and Broadway shows. On your way to the show, sip on a seasoned cocktail at the W XYZ Bar located at Aloft Downtown Orlando. If you’re looking to satisfy your palate, Downtown offers exceptional dining options. In the picturesque neighborhood of Thornton Park is Soco, one of Downtown’s newest restaurants. Here, Chef Greg Richie puts a twist on classic dishes using many local foods. Kres Chophouse, located in the historic Church Street District, serves fine meats and Florida coastal fish. This restaurant is sure to provide a unique dining experience. If you want to stay true to Central Florida roots, be sure to visit Citrus Restaurant, found in the North Quarter District. This stylish restaurant lends to an inviting atmosphere and delivers fine Florida flavors. Or if you’re simply searching for libations, Downtown is home to several speakeasys, including The Treehouse, Hanson’s Shoe Repair, The Courtesy Bar, and The Woods just to name a few. However you choose to discover your urban in Downtown Orlando, you’re sure to make it memorable. To learn more, visit DowntownOrlando.com.


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When Orlando Style Magazine readers resoundingly voted Lake Highland Preparatory School the best school in Central Florida, we wanted to find out why. So we investigated, and what we discovered amazed and impressed us: • A Lake Highland senior was recently named a national Finalist for the INTEL Science Competition - often called the Nobel Prize for budding scientists. She is one of only 40 finalists in the country and the only one from Florida. Remarkably, she is the third LHPS student to achieve this outstanding award in the last seven years. • The LHPS Speech and Debate team consistently ranks in the top twenty teams in the entire country. • Lake Highland students are accepted to and attend the best colleges in the world. Early acceptances for the current senior class include Harvard (2), Stanford, MIT, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, NYU, University of Virginia (2), and the University of Cambridge. • In the past five years, LHPS athletic teams have won six state championships and have been runners-up four times. Those achievements are not anomalies. Lake Highland students excel at every aspect of life, and the school is justifiably known for cultivating both the intellect and the character of its 1,935 students. The outstanding college preparatory curriculum begins with active and creative learning in the Lower School. That strong foundation continues in Middle School, where students thrive on a separate campus less than a mile away from the main campus. Students continue to flourish in the Upper School, which features 26 AP courses and four foreign languages. 80 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

But as the examples above reveal, the rigorous academics are complemented by extraordinary programs in the arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities, creating unique and exciting opportunities for all students. Lake Highland also has innovative programs at all grade levels that teach, model, and foster strong character, moral decision-making, collaboration, and leadership. The school’s greatest asset is its outstanding faculty, dedicated professionals who love their subjects and thrive on teaching. Teachers provide inspirational instruction and focus on developing the potential of each student. Lake Highland’s beautiful 42-acre lakefront campus in downtown Orlando features impressive facilities often found only on college campuses. The school offers students superior resources to learn and grow. The school’s central purpose is embodied in its mission, which animates every activity at Lake Highland, from the daily classroom to the playing field to the concert stage: • Preparing students for college and lifetime learning • Instilling Christian values • Inspiring patriotism • Developing future leaders Central Florida is fortunate to have a nationally recognized school focused on developing the minds and character of tomorrow’s leaders. Visit Lake Highland’s campus and witness the wonder, discovery, and excitement that characterize students’ learning every day.


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TO SHAVE OR NOT TO SHAVE Should I Get Laser Hair Removal? By Kourtney Destefano

As it gets warmer in Florida, the transition from sweaters to bathing suits begins. Unfortunately, the change in weather forces us to address an uncomfortable issue... unwanted body hair. Rather than relentlessly shaving or waxing, many people turn to laser hair removal as a resolution. This popular

cosmetic procedure comes with its share of advantages and disadvantages. What exactly is laser hair removal? Laser hair removal has been commercially available to patients since the mid-1990s and is now, for the most part, widely

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accepted in the dermatology community. Basically, during this procedure, hair follicles are destroyed when the pigment molecules within them absorb the energy from the lasers. This prevents the follicles from producing new hair, thus decreasing your need to shave or wax the hair away.


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The DEA, as well as state officials, have been on a vigorous campaign to stop abuses of prescription pain pills. The effort, while well-meaning, is having a devastating impact on people with legitimate prescriptions and legitimate health issues such as cancer and back injuries. Government efforts have included investigating doctors who prescribe too many pain pills based upon government statistics. Their investigations may identify the small number of doctors who improperly prescribe pain medication. A consequence of such investigations is that some doctors may be hesitant to prescribe strong pain medicine even when such medicine is needed. The governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pain pill crackdown has also been aimed at pharmacies and pharmacists. Major companies such as CVS and Walgreens have been sued for filling prescriptions in a manner the DEA considers incorrect. CVS agreed to pay the government $11 million to settle a lawsuit involving its stores in Oklahoma and elsewhere. CVS Stores in Central Florida were also targeted by the DEA and prevented from filling prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances, including pain medicine such as Oxycodone and Percocet. Walgreens paid $80 million as a result of a settlement growing out of a DEA investigation into the record keeping and dispensing of Schedule II drugs including Oxycodone. The DEAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investigation of Walgreens

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GAY TOURISM: Fueling Florida’s Future Economy? By Mark NeJame

Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley, Associate Attorney with NeJame Law

Take a moment to reflect, fellow Floridians, for a few months ago, history was made: on January 6, 2015, the sunshine state became the 36th state to legalize gay marriage. A brief recap of how we got there (it unfolded rather quickly, you may have missed it): 1. On August 21, Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Federal District Court in Tallahassee ruled that the ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional in the state of Florida in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties

Union of Florida on behalf of same-sex couples and a gay-rights group. 2. The order was a bit vague and there were questions as to who was governed by this order – did it only apply to Washington County, where the case was brought, or did the order apply to all 67 counties in the state of Florida? 3. After appeals were filed and the case was brought back before the Tallahassee court, Judge Hinkle clarified his order by stating 88 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

that the constitution requires that clerks in all of the state’s 67 counties issue marriage licenses. Predictably, the week of January 6, 2015 same-sex couples flocked from across the nation to be wed in the state of Florida, the preeminent vacation destination for samesex couples in the country. Suddenly, we Floridians have a new perspective – legalizing gay marriage provides a major benefit to Florida’s economy…a dramatic increase in tourism.


Florida is no stranger to preparing for an increase in tourism as the months creep into springtime; the state has been the nation’s premier spring break destination for as long as anyone can remember. Suffice it to say, the sandy beaches and chic poolsides will have to create some room for the influx of the LGBT travelers: the numbers support the notion that Florida’s tourism industry will derive a massive fiscal benefit from Hinkle’s ruling.

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In it for the long haul? Florida has provided vacation packages for same-sex “commitment ceremonies” for years, but according to the Huffington Post, wedding planning companies have been flooded with inquiries, major hotels and resorts are sensing a new nuptial tourism boom, and county tourism boards have already changed their advertising. Couples are traveling to Florida to wed even if their home state does not recognize their marriage – to obtain a sense of legitimacy. The tourism industry has been the backbone of Florida’s economy and the new law is fantastic news; there are, after all, only so many ways to market the Mouse. Speaking of marketing, advertising dollars are flowing freely. Wedding planners, bed and breakfast owners, notable hotel chains and even time-share corps are forking over the big bucks to obtain a presence in the newly created market. The money spent on advertising means more jobs – speculative numbers estimate an immediate creation of 3,000 jobs just to get up to snuff.

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Norman’s showcases the menu of legendary Chef There are some unsung expenditures as well, which will also drive the economic boom created by Hinkle’s law: divorce, to name (an unfortunate) one. Often overlooked and never enjoyed, the big “D” is a right that flows from the marriage; the legalization of same-sex marriage necessarily includes the ability to get divorced. This is a tremendous ancillary benefit; Florida has a history of declining to divorce samesex resident spouses who were legally married elsewhere, and this causes a litany of financial problems for the people involved. The ability to legally sever all ties with someone is essential to reestablish oneself.

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PROTECT YOUR PUPS FROM THE SUN By Alexis Minieri

As summer creeps up closer, so does that mysterious question that is lingering in the minds of all dogsters and outdoor-goers…can dogs get sunburned? No need to type it into Google Search, all you need to know is right here. The answer is yes, they can! Strange, I know, but in reality, it makes a whole lot of sense. Much like for humans, animal skin is affected by the sun’s ferocious ultraviolet rays, and is prone to receiving various degrees of burning and sun-induced tumors when exposed to too much sunlight. But don’t fret, there is no reason to go through extreme measures and hide the pups indoors, there are plenty of ways to prevent this unfortunate sensation from happening.

Now that the cat is out of the bag about canine sunburns, there are important facts to know about what sunscreens work best, the proper application process and ways to treat existing sunburns. Here’s some tips on how to avoid a CATastrophic sunburn for your canine.

the groin and between the backs of the legs. Another factor to keep in mind is the length of their fur. For dogs with short or fine hair, make sure to apply sunscreen all over. For the best results, routinely apply block every 4 to 6 hours as well as before and after your dog ventures into the water.

Throw away all previous doubts, because all dogs are susceptible to UV ray injuries. However, the ones most at risk are those that are shaved or those with pale or light noses. This season when you’re outdoors with your pets, keep in mind when dogs are meandering around the beach for extended periods, or napping beneath the radiant sun, the area most susceptible to sunburn or tumors is the inguinal area or the skin located near

The wisest choice when choosing a sunscreen for your pup is finding one without zinc oxide; a mineral used in creams to help prevent and treat minor skin burns. Although this mineral is harmless to pets when applied to the skin, it is toxic when ingested. Why would this matter? Because dogs are curious creatures that use their tongue to distinguish things, especially foreign products applied to their bodies. This can be potentially problematic,

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and when ingested, can cause nausea and sickness for the precious pup. It is easy to avoid this disaster when purchasing products from the right place; most sunscreens sold at pet stores do not use zinc oxide as an ingredient. Also, try to use sunscreens that use all-natural ingredients such as aloe and willow herb. Some dogs are serious sunbathers, but finding a nice, shaded spot beneath a tree or gazebo is also a great solution to preventing overexposure to the sun. Some dogs find this safe spot naturally after frolicking around the yard on hot summer days, while others might need your assistance when seeking shelter. What if it’s too late, Fluffy already has a sunburn? Not to worry, just give him a cool bath with a soapfree shampoo as not to irritate his skin further. For the best results, add a touch of Neem Oil to the shampoo solution. This works quickly to heal sun-exposed skin. If all else fails, spruce up your pup with some stylish attire to shield its sensitive skin from the sun. Customize a t-shirt to fit Fluffy’s curves or buy a cute outfit to turn his sunny day into a fashion début. There is always a solution to keeping your dog out harms way and the suns rays. Try these products just in case:

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