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CONTENTS

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How Personalized Medicine is

HOW PERSONALIZED MEDICINE IS CHANGING BREAST CANCER

Changing Breast Cancer

By Allison Tankersley 52 / STYLEMD On The Horizon: Cancer Breakthroughs 56 / DINING ‘N STYLE Waldorf Astoria Orlando & Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Food & Wine Weekends

By Dana Damato 58 / TOYS Arab Acceleration 60 / IN THE KNOW You’re Hired! (But First Sign this Employment Agreement…) By Mark NeJame 62 / BEST FRIENDS Canine Companions for Independence By Martha Johnson 66 / STYLE Select Orlando - Definition of Luxury 78 / NO.1 READERS CHOICE 88 /BON APPETIT Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic By Cathleen K. Bode 92 / BARFLY

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Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM CIRCULATION & DISTRIBUTION Circulation Manager JOEL D. J. Newsstand Distribution THE NEWS GROUP & INGRAM FASHION Fashion Director CATHLEEN K. BODE PHOTOGRAPHY Contributing Photographers MARLIESE CARMONA, BRION PRICE, SUSAN JEFFERS, NATASHA SMITH, BEN SCOTT, GREG ALEXANDER, KATE POWERS, STEVEN MILLER, SVEN J. BODE & JONATHAN FRIESE EDITORIAL Writers MARK NEJAME, CATHLEEN K. BODE, RIESA PASCAL, COURTNEY CAGGIANO, DANA DAMATO, ALEXANDRA NIBLETT, ASSOCIATED PRESS + MANY OTHERS Interns DUBRASKA LIMA, GINA RITCH & KRISTINA SOROKINA

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Advisory Board Sven J. Bode, Lizzie Grubman NYC, Cathleen K. Bode, Dick Batchelor, Mark NeJame, Edland Man, Greg Alexander, Heli Hinkel, Eddie Baute, Lou Milano, Tom & Kim Wood, John P. McOsker, Robert Francis, Heather G. Rybka, Melanie Pace, Tammara Kohler, Martin Capristan, Mike Piper, Dimitri Karabinis, and growing...

ISSN: 1553-2011 Published monthly, ORLANDO STYLE® is a registered Trademark. The City’s #1 Magazine of Style, Concierge Guide, Don’t Miss The Beat, In Case You Missed It, Dirty Laundry, Kitchen Talk, Life Line, Travel ‘N Style, Power Couple, Style MD, O-Style, Our Town, Dining ’N Style, Orlando Now, Elite Doctors, DAT, Spotlight on the Law, Cool Shots, Best Cellars and Real World are © Copyrights 2015 by Orlando Style®. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photography, or illustration only with written permission of the publisher. Orlando Style®, its officers, staff members or writers do not warrant the accuracy of or resume responsibility for any of the material contained herein. Freelance photographers are responsible for their copyrights. All photo materials, letters and text submitted to Orlando Style® automatically become property of Orlando Style Magazine®. Email inquiries to: mail@orlandostylemag.com. Subscriptions are available in the US $19.87 per year and Canada for $45 per year as well as on magster.com for 99¢ an issue or $9.99 for an annual subscription. ORLANDO STYLE® is published monthly (except January & August) by Orlando Style Media Group, 8810 Commodity Cir, Ste. 34, Orlando, FL 32819. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Orlando Style 8810 Commodity Cir, Ste. 34, Orlando, FL 32819. PRINTED IN THE USA.

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CONTRIBUTORS

RIESA PASCAL Riesa was born in London, England and now resides in sunny Orlando, Florida. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University where she double majored in creative writing and communication. In addition to editorial writing, Riesa is also deeply passionate about broadcast journalism and currently freelances as a TV personality with various networks in Central Florida. You can learn more about Riesa at her website: RiesaPascal.com

MARK NEJAME Mark NeJame is a renowned trial attorney who has been involved in some of the areas and country’s highest profile cases. He is routinely sought by the media as a legal commentator and is currently a Legal Analyst for CNN. He is the Founder and Senior Partner of the Law Firm of NeJame, LaFay, Jancha, Ahmed, Barker, Joshi & Moreno, P.A. a/k/a NeJame Law. NeJame Law has 15 attorneys and 4 divisions: Personal Injury, Criminal, Immigration and Business/Commercial Litigation. Mr. NeJame is a regular contributor to Orlando Style Magazine. Mr. NeJame can be reached at 407-245-1232 and NejameLaw.com.

MARLIESE CARMONA Marliese Carmona is an Orlando-based photographer native to the Central Florida area. She discovered her love of photography while in college at the University of Central Florida, and now focuses on creating dynamic images in the genres of commercial and editorial photography. She is most known for her editorial work, which has been shown in both local and national publications. You can learn more about Marliese at www.marliesecarmona.com

COURTNEY CAGGIANO Courtney was born in Miami and currently resides in Orlando, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA degree in English Literature, where she developed her passion for the written word. She pursues all forms of writing, including journalism, nonfiction, critical literary analysis, and songwriting. In her free time, Courtney also performs as a musician and guitarist in the Orlando area.

VANESSA BRAELEY Vanessa Braeley is an attorney with NeJame Law, P.A. where she serves as corporate counsel for national and international clients, handling civil litigation matters involving business disputes, intellectual property litigation, employee contracts and commercial litigation. Vanessa has appeared as Legal Analyst on News Channel 13 and Al Jazeera, and has been published in local and national publications. Vanessa enjoys travel, fashion, art and serving on the board of Pennies from Heaven, a nonprofit based out of New York City.

DANA DAMATO Dana Damato is a Florida native and a travel writer turned publicist. Prior to starting Damato Public Relations, Dana was an avid traveler seeking new adventure, and has appeared in Forbes Travel, My Malibu Beach, Sky Magazine and many more. She pursued a Masters degree in Communications from the University of Central Florida and uses her expertise in media and travel to work with different brands around the world. She is addicted to adventure and loves to indulge herself in new cultures. She thrives off travel, visiting unique destinations, and bringing those experiences to life through words.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Dear Readers, Life…. It is such an amazing experience and such an obstacle course. Every day is another opportunity to discover new blessings, new challenges, and new emotions that they bring. Kudus to those who live until their late 90’s and even beyond and are still going strong…. not only is the fact that they’ve managed to maintain physical health an achievement to be praised, but the wonder of their ability to endure all the pain and beauty of life for all those years is really remarkable in itself. Life is full of seasons, and some of the seasons we experience are marked by trying times and tragedy. How often do we hear of someone in our city and our nation affected by an auto accident, a terrorist attack, war, addictions, and diseases? When we stop to think about the sobering events that bring tears to our eyes, all of the minute problems in our daily lives seem to fade into the distance. Those long lines at the coffee shop or that pesky cold don’t really seem so bad after all. If you’re anything like me, catching a glimpse of the reality of hardships that many people face every day will make you want to offer what you can to help others find hope. Although some of this world’s problems stretch beyond our reach, breast cancer, which affects millions of women, may be eliminated by early detection and intervention. Life is a miracle, and we want to remind you to make sure that the miracle of life is on your side. Listen to your inner voice and your instincts. And, get it checked out by your doctor. This month, we celebrate the strength of women affected by breast cancer, and we stand with them in the fight against it. We at Orlando Style Magazine love you, and we want you to live a long and wonderful life of health, happiness, class, and style. It is our desire that we publish a little bit of the good life in style filled with helpful advice and positive articles that you can enjoy every month. All the best to you and your family. Sincerely,

Sven J. Bode Publisher

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WHAT TO DO

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HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS

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NOW - OCT 31 / HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Universal Orlando Resort / 6:30 PM / www. halloweenhorrornights.com

OCT 3 / CHARLIE PUTH: WE DON’T TALK TOUR 2016 House of Blues Orlando / 6:30 PM / www.livenation.com

NOW - NOV 14 / EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Epcot Theme Park / www.disneyworld.disney. go.com

OCT 5 / ONCE UPON A SYMPHONY YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT Bob Carr Theater / 12:00 PM / www.orlandophil.org

OCT 1 / ARTLANDO 2016 Loch Haven Park / 11:00 AM / www.artlando.com

OCT 6 - OCT 8 / COME OUT WITH PRIDE FESTIVAL Downtown Orlando / www.comeoutwithpride.com

OCT 1 / 2ND ANNUAL TASTE OF HOPE FUNDRAISER Mercedes Benz of South Orlando / 8:00 PM / www.eventbrite.com

OCT 8 - OCT 9 / 43TH ANNUAL AUTUMN ART FESTIVAL Downtown Winter Park / 9:00 AM / www.winterpark.org

OCT 1 / OPENING NIGHT: RUSSIAN MASTERS Bob Carr Theater / 8:00 PM / www.orlandophil.org

OCT 15 / WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Lake Eola Park / 8:00 AM / www.alz.org

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OCT 15 - OCT 16 / ARTOBERFEST Winter Spring Town Center / 10:00 AM / www.wsfota.org


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DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS CALENDAR www.DrPhillipsCenter.org

OCTOBER 4 - 9 / THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY Walt Disney Theater Show Times Vary

OCTOBER 8 / The Festival of Bacon Seneff Arts Plaza / 11AM - 7PM

OCTOBER 15 / AMOUR - 3 VOICES Walt Disney Theater / 8PM

OCTOBER 18 / SCOTT BRADLEE’S

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POSTMODERN JUKEBOX Walt Disney Theater / 7:30PM

OCTOBER 28-30 / ORLANDO BALLET: DRACULA

OCT 15 / CREATIVE CITY PROJECT Downtown Orlando / 5:00 PM / www.creativecityproject.com OCT 15 / JAZZ’N BLUES CONCERT Harry P. Leu Gardens / 6:30 PM / www.leugardens.org OCT 16 / TRIO SOLISTI Tiedtke Concert Hall / 3:00 PM / www.bachfestivalflorida.org OCT 19 - OCT 23 / ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL Downtown Orlando / www.orlandofilmfest.com

OCT 28 - DEC 31 / JOHN PETREY & DEREK GORES: MARKING 40 YEARS OF THE ROTARY ARTS FESTIVAL AHs Maitland Art Center / 11:00 AM / www.artandhistory.org OCT 29 / WALK: MAKING STRIDES OF ORLANDO Lake Eola Park / 7:00 AM / www.makingstrides.acsevents.org OCT 30 / SIA: NOSTALGIC FOR THE PRESENT TOUR Amway Center / 7:00 PM / www.ticketmaster.com

OCT 22 / “HITS OF THE BRITS” A TRIBUTE TO THE 60S ERA OF BRITISH MUSIC Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center / 7:30 PM / www.orlandoatplay.com OCT 28 - OCT 29 / FOOD AND WINE CLASSIC Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort / www.swandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com

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OCTOBER 29 / LINDSEY STIRLING Bob Carr Theater / 8PM

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CITY NEWS

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Style Events, News & Gossip From Around The City By Riesa Pascal On September 4th, “The World’s Largest Paint Party” brought Life In Color to the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Life In Color is a live touring electronic music and paint party music festival, which features some of the top names in the electronic music scene and the world’s biggest DJs. It began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida and has since expanded to more than 200 concerts annually in the United States and internationally. Attendees of Life In Color experienced soaring aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists and even fire shows, all of which led up to the ever so famous Paint Blast!

My fellow Virgos and September babies may be a little down that September is behind us, but didn’t we have a fantastic month? The past 30 days in Orlando were abuzz with fun and exciting activities and best of all, October seems ready to follow suit. Here’s a look at some of the great experiences we shared, just in case you missed it! You may have noticed a few extra “celebrities” in town last month. From September 2nd-3rd, the Annual Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators took over The Florida Hotel and Conference Center at The Florida Mall, much to the delight of the general public. From Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson to Paula Deen and Lucille Ball, no celebrity was off limits as over 100 icons were brought to life over the course of the two day event. Impersonators performed, entertained and took plenty of pictures with their adoring fans. Event organizers donated 50% of each ticket sold to the OneOrlando Fund.

September is one of our favorite months here at Orlando Style because it means the return of Fashion Week at The Mall at Millenia! From September 12-18, the mall celebrated its 11th Annual Fashion Week with various in-store events and celebrations. From luxurious fashion shows and in-store activities to incredible sales and exciting trunk shows, it was a week filled with fashion and fun. Attendees also

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CITY NEWS enjoyed champagne receptions, exclusive events and guest appearances such as Macy’s fashion presentation by famed Editor-In-Chief of Yahoo Style Joe Zee, and the Runway to Hope Fall Collection Champagne Brunch hosted by RWTH co-founders Mark and Josie NeJame, and Zanna Roberts Rassi, Senior Fashion Editor at Marie Claire USA, E! News Fashion Correspondent and Project Runway All Stars mentor. September 14th kicked off a spectacular celebration of global cuisines, music and more as the beloved International Food & Wine Festival returned to Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. Held in conjunction with the festival of Food & Wine Weekends at Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Designed for those who truly savor the artistry of fine culinary preparations, Food & Wine Weekends is the perfect complement to the Food & Wine Festival. Both casual foodies and serious epicureans enjoyed fine wine, culinary arts and complimentary transportation to Epcot and the Disney Theme Parks. The International Food & Wine Festival and Food & Wine Weekends continues into mid-November so don’t miss out on the food or fun!

THE CITY BEAUTIFUL TOOK A TRIP BACK IN TIME WHEN THE DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT INVITED GUESTS TO LA MASCHERA GOES MOULIN ROUGE! Since 1991, the Southern Women’s Show has been the premier lifestyle event for women in Central Florida. The show hosts over 400 companies and features everything important to women from fashion and accessories to health and fitness. On September 15th, the popular show returned to the Orange County Convention Center and brought in nearly 30,000 attendees! The four day event featured amazing shopping, creative cooking ideas, healthy lifestyle tips, trendy fashion shows, home décor, home improvement ideas and celebrity guests. Attendees delighted in the fun event that was also jam-packed with gorgeous jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet treats and much more. On September 24th, Victory Productions was proud to present “An Evening With Peter Cetera” live in concert at the Walt Disney Theater of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The Grammy Awardwinning singer/songwriter entertained the audience with a collection of his popular, classic songs from both his nearly 20-year stint as a member of the legendary band Chicago, as well as his #1 hits as a solo artist. Peter is currently touring with his 7 piece electric band, “The Bad Daddy’s” and still enjoys performing his timeless hits, which continue to touch the lives of many people worldwide. The City Beautiful took a trip back in time when the Downtown Arts District invited guests to La Maschera Goes Moulin Rouge! Presented by Goose Island, the 12th annual fundraiser was a journey back to Paris in the 1890s, when impressionist artist Toulouse-Lautrec created his most famous works of art and the Moulin Rouge became a symbol of creativity, pleasure, beauty and celebration. Attendees put on their dancing shoes and top hats and enjoyed a spectacular evening at The Abbey with live entertainment, art experiences, dancing, silent auctions, drinks and gourmet food from Arthur’s Catering and Events and Millenia Cafe & Catering. Proceeds from the event benefitted Downtown Arts District Orlando.

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LUXURY ESSENTIALS

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WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET DENIM SHIRT DRESS Cut from dark wash denim with a semi-fitted silhouette, this shirtdress is accented with classic details—chest pockets, roll-tab sleeves, side seam pockets and partial snap-front placket. Team this lightweight dress with neutral sandals while emphasizing your waistline with a skinny belt. $110 / Available at Whitehouseblackmarket.com

ONE TEASPOON CUPID BANDITS Bandits are a low waist relaxed fit short. Back leg panel scoops down slightly at mid back thigh. Raw double turned twisted cuff. Mostly heavily distressed through the front panels exposing the pocket lining but can vary depending on the wash. Bandits can be sized down to be worn mid to high waist if preferred but are designed to be low slung. Pre-shrunk classic 5 pocket style with a signature bird button closure. If you’re looking for a high waist version of the Bandit refer to Hawks. $116 / Available at Oneteaspoon.com

TRUE RELIGION ‘RYAN’ CHAMBRAY WOVEN SHIRT A quality denim shirt will add tough edge to your wardrobe, and this distressed style from True Religion is a cool choice to wear with skinnies or next to tailored pants $189 / Available at Nordstrom.com

VALENTINO EMBROIDERED DENIM BIB OVERALLS A modern take on the hippie-chic retro overall, this high-style take from Valentino features playful butterflies and a daring mini length. Front straps with button closure and elasticized back, front with zip fly, sloped pockets, back patch pockets, butterfly patches. Slim silhouette. Team with a flutter sleeve button down and flat leather sandals. $4,590 / Available at Valentino.com

CHANEL FLAP BAG From the new 2016-2017 fall collection, Chanel does it again with a beautiful two-colored demin purse. Gving demin a whole new meaning to fashion. $2,500 / Available at Chanel.com

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“BIENVENIDOS!” That was the first word I saw upon my arrival at Tocumen International Airport, located in Panama City, Panama. I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I do know that “bienvenidos” means “welcome,” and that is exactly how I felt from the moment I landed in the beautiful country of Panama until the minute I left. I sighed a breathe of relief when I saw a Gamboa Tours driver standing near the baggage claim area with my name on a sign, ready to pick me up and transport me to The Westin Playa Bonita. The drive time from the airport to the hotel is about 35-40 minutes, and I came to find out that Panama City was unlike anything I’d imagine it to be. Driving through the city, the massive skyscrapers were so high I couldn’t see the top of them from my car seat window. The city was chic, clean and beautiful – almost like Downtown Miami and South Beach. Once we crossed the bridge getting closer to the hotel, my surroundings became more of what I’d imagine Panama to be - endless green trees that lined the narrow street and emerald mountains in the distance. Natural beauty. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more beautiful, we pulled in through the gates of The Westin Playa Bonita. Walking into the hotel was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. The lobby was grand and spacious, unique and filled with natural light. The first view straight ahead

when I first walked through the doors was the floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out to the palm trees that surrounded the hotel’s beautiful pools and the endless Pacific Ocean in the distance. I really felt like I was in paradise from the moment I laid my eyes through those windows. To make my arrival even more welcoming, I was greeted with a warm towel for my hands and the hotel’s signature punch to put me in the tropical mood (as if I wasn’t already enough).

“WALKING INTO THE HOTEL WAS UNLIKE ANYTHING I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE. THE LOBBY WAS GRAND AND SPACIOUS, UNIQUE AND FILLED WITH” NATURAL LIGHT.” This luxurious hotel boasts 611 guest rooms, including 64 spacious suites and three deluxe Presidential Suites, complete with ocean or tropical rainforest views. My 796 square foot room, the Revival Suite, was more than perfect to fit my needs. The suite featured two private balconies with gorgeous panoramic views of the pools and Pacific Ocean, living room area with a sofa, a separate bedroom, dining table for four, Westin Executive Club Lounge Access, and so much more. As much 19 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

as I loved the comfort of the suite, there was so much more of the hotel to experience. When in paradise, the first thing to do is grab a cocktail, lay out by the pool and soak up the Central American sunshine. So, that’s exactly what I did. In addition to the miles of beautiful beaches, The Westin Playa Bonita Panamá offers three freshwater infinity swimming pools and an additional spacious pool specifically designated for children. The pools and beach area offer full bar and food services. Speaking of food, I couldn’t help but indulge in the one-of-a-kind cuisine from the hotel’s lavish restaurants. One of my favorite restaurants located on property is Oceanica. Guests can enjoy an international buffet that will satisfy the urge to indulge with classics ranging from madeto-order omelets and hearty sandwiches to grilled specialties and assorted pastas. I may have spent the most time in Pacifica, which offers an eclectic array of flavors and cultures blend together to create Pacifica’s mouthwatering menu. Asiana, is Asian fusion at its finest that offers an extensive menu of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese favorites. When it comes to dining at a laid back restaurant, Starfish Grill is the place to go. Guests can indulge in fresh seafood, flown in from around the world. As much as I love eating, drinking, sleeping and relaxing at the hotel, I knew there was way more of Panama to explore. Luckily, I


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was able to tour the beautiful country with Gamboa Tours, the beach hotel’s official destination management company. Guests can arrange group and private experiences throughout the destination. Some of the most popular tours include Monkey Island, the Panamá Canal, Miraflores Locks and the Embera Indian Indigenous Village. I love learning about the history and culture of each place, so the Panamá Canal and Old Town Panama tours were some of the ones I chose to take.

canal redefined the shipping industry since its completion in 1914. Still utilizing the same technology from the turn of the twentieth century, the canal is a must-visit, historic attraction that offers daily tours showcasing the canal’s continuous impact. “WHETHER SIPPING A COCKTAIL BY THE POOL, OR ZIP LINING THROUGH THE RAINFOREST, THERE’S REALLY NO PLACE LIKE PANAMA.”

With a driver and a tour guide that picked me up from the hotel lobby and took me around, I was really able to experience the Panama Canal, and learn the history behind the 48-mile long canal. It is one of the most significant waterways ever created and is truly awe-inspiring for anyone who gets the opportunity to see it in person. Providing passage from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans for approximately 15,000 ships per year, the

Another tour that is well worth the experience is Valle de Anton. Just a two hour drive through rural villages and rolling green hills, your guides will transport you to the west of Panama City, where you can find the picturesque town of El Valle, nestled in the crater of a giant extinct volcano. Yes – a town built inside of a volcano! Not only was this quiet and quaint town absolutely adorable, it was home to Canopy Adventures. This ex20 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

hilarating outdoor zip-ling experience gives visitors the chance to get a first hand look at the natural beauty of Panama’s rainforests. After a short climb to the top of the ridge, you will soar through the trees, where you see mind-blowing views of waterfalls, streams and wildlife located all around you, making a truly extraordinary experience that you will never forget. Whether sipping a cocktail by the pool, or zip lining through the rainforest, there’s really no place like Panama. Having the opportunity to experience this beautiful country and The Westin Playa Bonita is truly a one-of-a-kind destination that everyone should add to their travel bucket list. The trip would not have been as memorable without the luxuries of the Westin Playa Bonita and the hospitality of the Gamboa Tour’s guides. For those looking to travel to Panama, be sure to visit The Westin Playa Bonita to book your stay. Until then, hasta luego!


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FALL FRAGRANCES

YSL MON PARIS Yves Saint Laurent Beauté introduces a new sparkling fragrance, inspired by Paris, the city of intense love. The exotic white Datura flower, embodies desire and seduces the senses. Finally, this modern and daring floral scent is balanced by creamy white musks and patchouli. A passionate and unforgettable whirlwind journey to Paris. $122 / Available at Yslbeautyus.com

TOM FORD NOIR POUR FEMME EDP Noir Pour Femme evokes the twin facets of this woman, capturing the feminine play of exposure and intimacy in a floral-oriental fragrance of extravagant and alluring accords. $168 / Available at Tomford.com

ESTÉE LAUDER MORDEN MUSE LE ROUGE Experience the fragrance that captures your glamour, your sophistication, your bravado. A sexy, provocative contrast of two distinctively different accords—rich roses awakened by ripe fruit, with a seductive velvet creme accord. It’s a true innovation in fragrance design, as complex and fascinating as the woman who inspires it. $115 / Available at Esteelauder.com

MARC JACOBS DECADENCE The fragrance opens with sultry top notes of Italian plum, iris flower, and saffron. The heart opens with luxurious notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac, and orris. The indulgent dry down reveals the base notes of vetiver, papyrus woods, and liquid amber. $122 / Available at Marcjacobs.com

GUCCI BAMBOO Gucci Bamboo emanates the Gucci woman’s diverse sides: her femininity, confidence, savvy and strength. The fragrance represents her essence. Soft and intense at once, Gucci Bamboo’s sensorial composition draws its inspiration from the Gucci woman’s harmonious dichotomy $104 / Available at Gucci.com

BOTTEGA VENETA KNOT EAU FLORALE Charming, delicate, alluring. A delicate floral expression of the Knot fragrance, Knot Eau Florale features amplified notes of rose and peony layered with the softness of musk in a delicately textured frosted glass bottle. $160 / Available at bottegaveneta.com

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THE MASSIVE FALLS POOL OASIS, RANKED ONE OF THE COOLEST HOTEL POOLS IN THE WORLD BY FORBES.

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FALL INTO LUXURY

AT THE ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT THIS AUTUMN Grab your flip flops, bathing suit and shades and spend this fall at Orlando World Center Marriott, when the weather is perfect for afternoons at the pool followed by dinner and drinks in the cooler autumn evening air. Business and leisure travelers and staycationing locals enjoy luxurious accommodations at the AAA Four Diamond resort, which recently underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar transformation.

The Orlando World Center Marriott offers guests everything from a championship golf course, full-service spa and fitness center, 10 incredible restaurants and lounges, and a pool area that rivals Orlando’s famous water parks. With so much to do on-site, there’s no need to leave or fight the theme park crowds. It’s the perfect place to retreat, relax and enjoy the ideal fall weather from your spacious balcony overlooking the pool or golf course.

Extensive Amenities Keep Guests Content Orlando World Center Marriott is known for its indulgent facilities and activities, such as the massive Falls Pool Oasis, ranked one of the coolest hotel pools in the world by Forbes. One unique offering here includes the resort’s nightly laser light shows. They rotate out, so you won’t see the same show multiple times in a row. The hotel also boasts several towering, twisting water slides, including a 90-foot speed slider that equals any thrill at one of Disney’s water parks. A fun kids’ zone for the littlest guests and a whirlpool for all ages also await. If you plan to book a stay during the winter, worry not; there’s a large indoor pool for your enjoyment. And if you want to relax without the noise and splashing of younger swimmers, slip into the peaceful, more remote spa pool located on the west side of the property. By Sandra Ketcham

If the zero-entry pool with water toys and activity center aren’t enough, the Marriott offers kids of all ages a one-of-a-kind experience at the Mermaid Academy. Aspiring mermaids and sharks have the opportunity to realize

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their dreams in a structured and supervised environment. Ages 4-12 are welcome, but swimming skills are a must. Reserve a spot in advance as space is limited. Additionally, the hotel offers activities to keep children amused while you play a round of golf or lounge at the pool. There’s so much more for kids to do at the resort, including scavenger hunts, ping-pong tournaments, trivia and limbo contests, a Legoland play area with arts and crafts, and Saturday visits from some of Gatorland’s cutest critters. The hotel’s GRID club, or Gaming Recreational Interactive Destination, is the perfect spot to drop your older kids while you hang at the adults-only spa pool or get a rejuvenating facial at the fullservice spa, located on the more secluded west end of the resort. Spa-goers enjoy personalized massages, Sedona clay mud wraps, cleansing facials, hot stones, and aromatherapy. It’s a great way to unwind, so book an appointment for yourself or for you and your partner and bask in the tranquility. There’s also a 4,000-square-foot state-of-theart fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, a basketball court and two sand volleyball courts. Plus, Aqua Zumba and Salsa classes are available for those interested in sticking to their fitness routine while on vacation.

Head Out to Hawk’s Landing Golf Course One of the biggest highlights at the Orlando World Center Marriott is an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course designed by golf architect Robert Cupp Jr. Play a round of golf at the Hawk’s Landing course, which winds around 200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and features 15 holes of water play and Tifdwarf Bermudagrass greens. Alternatively, consider a lesson or two at the Bill Madonna Golf Academy, located on site at Hawk’s Landing, if your golfing skills could use a little help. Hawk’s Landing Golf Club also features a putting green and driving range.


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The guest rooms are modern and comfortable and include plush bedding, mini-bars, laptop safes, coffee makers, and flat-panel TVs. Spacious living and working areas will help you feel at home while remaining productive, and there’s never a worry about staying well-connected with high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms. The Orlando World Center Marriott has a smoke-free policy.

Reserve a Table at One of the Extraordinary Restaurants While enjoying your getaway, dine at Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen, the hotel’s newest restaurant. The menu is inspired by local fare and crafted by Chef de Cuisine Kyle Anderson. Sample artisan cured meats and cheeses and fresh, farm-to-fork vegetables. The hotel also boasts several other upscale eateries, including Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse and Mikado Japanese Steakhouse. More casual options include Solaris, which offers breakfast and lunch, High Velocity Sports Bar, and the Falls Pool Bar and Grill. There’s also a small food court and a Starbucks for something faster.

Location is Everything If you do decide to venture off property during your stay, the hotel is located just a couple of miles from Walt Disney World and a short trip from Universal Studios and other world-famous Orlando attractions. It’s also not far from International Drive, home to great restaurants and numerous family-friendly activities, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, WonderWorks, SEA LIFE Aquarium, The Escape Game Orlando, and The Orlando Eye. The hotel’s concierge is happy to assist with directions or tickets to local attractions.

In all, the Orlando World Center Marriott offers 10 tastetempting restaurants and lounges, which means you’ll never need to leave the property during your stay. And there’s something for everyone, with Mikado offering exciting Hibachi for the kids and a number of options at each establishment for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions or allergies.

The Perfect Venue for the Perfect Event With its diverse dining options, amazing pools, world-class golf, and other amazing features, it’s no wonder the hotel is popular with both families and organizations. It’s an excellent spot for special events, offering 450,000 square feet of flexible gathering space for meetings, weddings, receptions, conventions, and other social or professional events.

A Variety of Newly Renovated Suites Whether you’re in Orlando on an extended vacation or simply spending a few nights away from home, the Orlando World Center Marriott delivers world-class amenities and 2,009 grand guestrooms, including 120 newly renovated suites in 10 varieties.

Expert event planners and caterers are always on hand to assist with every detail of your special day and make sure your event is exactly to your specifications, whether you’ve booked one of the hotel’s grand ballrooms, a stunning outdoor space, or an intimate conference room. The World Center Marriott has earned the right to be called one of the best convention locations and one of the top vacation destinations in the country. It’s a rare place where families can enjoy such a wonderful vacation experience while simultaneously attending an important business function on the same property.

ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT IS LOCATED AT 8701 WORLD CENTER DR., ORLANDO, FL 32821.

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THE WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT HAS EARNED THE RIGHT TO BE CALLED ONE OF THE BEST CONVENTION LOCATIONS AND ONE OF THE TOP VACATION DESTINATIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

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LIVING ‘N STYLE

FALL

TORY BURCH CARNAVALET NECKERCHIEF $125 / Available at Toryburch.com

MOSCHINO ‘IT’S LIT’ KNIT SCARF $405 / Available at shop.nordstrom.com

FENDI KARLITO SHAWL $1000 / Available at Fendi.com

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BURBERRY FOX-FUR-TRIM CASHMERE MEGA-CHECK SCARF $1,595 / Available at Neimanmarcus.com

LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM SHINE SHAWL $675/ Available at us.louisvuitton.com

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BALENCIAGA SHEARLING SCARF $2,550/ Available at Balenciaga.com


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Orlando Style Party at Christner’s

After Dark at City Arts Factory

Art Event at The Grand Bohemian

Hearts Of Reality at Pirate Adventure

Art Event at The Grand Bohemian

Orlando Style Party at Christner’s

Networking Event at Baoery Asian Gastropub

Networking Event at Baoery Asian Gastropub

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COOL SHOTS

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Taste of the Nation

Networking Event at Baoery Asian Gastropub

Taste of the Nation

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Taste of the Nation

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FALL HAIR CARE EVERYONE KNOWS HOW THE COLD AIR OF FALL AND WINTER DAMAGES HAIR. WITH THE HELP OF THESE PRODUCTS, YOUR HAIR WILL BE SURE TO SURVIVE THIS FALL & WINTER!

KÉRASTASE CHRONOLOGISTE THE GOMMAGE EXFOLIATING PRESHAMPOO SCALP TREATMENT Kérastase’s detoxifying micro-scrub serves as a purifying primer that nourishes and stimulates the scalp, intensifying the effects of any conditioner that follows. $44 / Available at kerastase-usa.com

EARTH’S NECTAR JOJOBA AND TEA TREE SCALP OIL This blend of natural tea tree, jojoba, and almond oil cleanses, soothes, and controls oil production. Plus, it’s great for a reinvigorating scalp massage. $19 / Available at sephora.com

AESOP ROSE HAIR AND SCALP MOISTURIZING MASK Hair undergoes a straw-to-silk metamorphosis with Aesop’s super hydrating rose-infused mask. $35 / Available at aesop.com

PHILIP KINGSLEY ELASTICIZER The only conditioner designed to be used before shampoo, this treatment provides a dose of pliability to hair that restores bounce and polish. $49 / Available at philipkingsley.com

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FASHION

Per L’amore Della Toscana THIS PARADE OF HOMES GRAND AWARD WINNING TUSCAN VILLA IS REMINISCENT OF THE TUSCAN REGION OF ITALY. THE CUSTOM BUILDER OF THIS HOME DESIGNED AND BUILT IT FOR THE FAMILY SPARING NO EXPENSE. IT SITS ON A BEAUTIFUL LOT ON LAKE BURDEN IN THE MUCH SOUGHT AFTER COMMUNITY OF KEENE’S POINTE IN WINDERMERE. LISTING BY CATHERINE MATTHEWS WITH REGAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS 407-497-8100 PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARLIESE LEITNER CARMONA PHOTO ASSISTANT - ELYSIA GRIFFIN DESIGN BY ORLANDO STYLE FASHION BY BLOOMINGDALE’S STYLING BY ANGELA CAMPOLONGO MAKE UP&HAIR BY TRACIE CERVERO + ASSISTANT VIVIAN INFANTINO MODELS - BRIANA S, ISABELLA F, ELIZA K


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MINT EMBELLISHED JEWELED NECK FITTED DRESS - TED BAKER - $279 - BLOOMINGDALE’S LIGHT PINK LONG SLEEVED TEXTURED JACKET WITH SHOULDER RUFFLE - MAJE - $570 - BLOOMINGDALE’S PEARL STUDS - CAROLEE NEW YORK - $40 - BLOOMINGDALE’S METALLIC ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER BAG - TORY BURCH - $395 - BLOOMINGDALE’S

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PASTEL PINK PEARL EMBROIDERED DRESS - PHASE EIGHT - $290 - BLOOMINGDALE’S BLACK LONG SLEEVE FUR OPEN COAT - AQUA - $198 - BLOOMINGDALE’S PEARL STUDS - CAROLEE NEW YORK - $40 - BLOOMINGDALE’S SILVER STRAP SHOES - MICHAEL KORS - $99 - BLOOMINGDALE’S

BABY PINK LACE DRESS - REISS - $465 - BLOOMINGDALE’S PINK STUDS - KATE SPADE - $38 - BLOOMINGDALE’S SILVER CUFF - KENDRA SCOTT - $195 - BLOOMINGDALE’S PLATINUM NOIR NUDIST STRAPPED HEELS - STUART WEITZMAN $398 - BLOOMINGDALE’S

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LONG BLACK AND BEIGE GOWN - PHASE EIGHT COLLECTION - $650 - BLOOMINGDALE’S DANGLING CHANDELIER EARRINGS - ABS - $85 - BLOOMINGDALE’S EMBELLISHED-BEADED BLACK CLUTCH - REISS - $160 - BLOOMINGDALE’S BLACK PATENT NUDISTSONG HEELS - STUART WEITZMAN - $398 - BLOOMINGDALE’S

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SKY BLUE WITH GOLD ODESSA CHAINED NECK DRESS - REISS - $340 - BLOOMINGDALE’S GOLD BANGLE WITH CRYSTAL STONES ON THE ENDS - ABS - $45 - BLOOMINGDALE’S PLATINUM V-SALINA2 OPEN TOE HEELS - VIA SPIGA - $225 - BLOOMINGDALE’S

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CELEBRITY SOUP

If you’re reading this Style Magazine article, chances are you either live in Florida or are currently visiting us. If you fall in the latter category, please allow me to be the first to welcome you to the beautiful Sunshine State! From alligators and oranges to beaches and lightning, there is never a shortage of things that come to one’s mind when they think of Florida. One thing that isn’t usually at the top of that list, however, is celebrities. Florida has produced its fair share of the rich and famous, but that’s easy to forget when Hollywood shines the light on New York and California first. Fortunately, we’re here to remind you that Mickey Mouse isn’t the only celebrity to call Florida home!

Ashley Greene, born in Jacksonville Actress Ashley Greene was born in Jacksonville on February 21, 1987 and attended University Christian School before transferring to Wolfson High School when she was in tenth grade. As a student, Green took a commercial class and an acting class, which led her to discover a hidden passion for acting. She worked diligently to earn excellent grades and extra credits, which allowed her to graduate high school early and follow her acting dreams. At just 17-years-old, her parents allowed her to move to Los Angeles where she eventually scored her breakout role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight movie franchise.

Ariana Grande, born in Boca Raton Television star turned pop diva Ariana Grande was born on June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton. She took to singing and acting at a young age and performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater and various symphonies, such as the South Florida Philharmonic. She attended Pine Crest School and then North Broward Preparatory School until she was cast as Charlotte in the Broadway musical 13 and began to study with private tutors. The early role earned Grande numerous accolades and she was eventually cast in the Nickelodeon show Victorious which launched her into stardom.

Daniel Tosh, raised in Titusville Comedian and television host Daniel Tosh was born in West Germany on May 29, 1975, but grew up in Titusville as the son of a Presbyterian minister. In 1993, Tosh graduated from Astronaut High School and enrolled in the University of Central Florida where he earned a degree in marketing. One of his first jobs was working as a telemarketer for Central Florida Research Park in 1996. However, Tosh quickly realized he wasn’t cut out for a desk job and left the area to pursue what turned into a very successful career in the entertainment industry!

Mandy Moore, raised in Altamonte Springs Singer and actress Mandy Moore was born on April 10, 1984 in Nashua, New Hampshire. During her childhood, Moore’s journalist mother and pilot father relocated the family to Altamonte Springs, just outside of Orlando. Moore attended Lake Brantley High School before transferring to Catholic Bishop Moore High School. She remained a student at Bishop Moore until she scored a contract with Sony’s Epic Records label and decided that a private tutor was necessary for her touring and recording schedule.

Wesley Snipes, born in Orlando The star of the Blade film trilogy was born on July 31, 1962 in beautiful Orlando, but spent most of his youth in the Bronx, New York. There he attended a performing arts high school with dreams of pursuing musical theatre. Unfortunately those dreams were put on hold when his mother moved him back to Orlando before he could graduate. After attending and graduating from Jones High School, Snipes returned to New York and attended the State University of New York at Purchase. After graduating, he successfully pursued the acting career he had always wanted. 46 STYLETOME.COM


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CELEBRITIES from

THE MEGA STARS THAT ONCE CALLED THE SUNSHINE STATE HOME! By Riesa Pascal

BONUS FACT:

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Johnny Depp, raised in Miramar One of Hollywood’s biggest actors was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky, but moved to Miramar when he was just 7 years old. As a teen, Johnny Depp worked in construction for extra money and built houses in West Miramar. He attended Miramar High School and formed a rock band called The Kids, which played in clubs and bars around Fort Lauderdale. In 1983, Depp dropped out of high school and left the state to pursue a career as a rock star, which eventually led to acting. Despite his huge success, Depp has been known to return to South Florida to watch and cheer on his beloved Miami Dolphins. 47 STYLETOME.COM

The Backstreet Boys & NSYNC, formed in Orlando Just in case you needed any further proof that our state is bursting at the seams with talent and stardom, I’d like to remind you that two of the best-selling boy bands in history were formed right out of Central Florida! Of course I’m talking about none other than the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. A. J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys was born in West Palm Beach and moved to Kissimmee in 1990 to pursue an acting and singing career. His future friend and bandmate, Howie Dorough was born and raised in the heart of Orlando. Joey Fatone of NSYNC moved to Orlando at 13 and graduated from Dr. Phillips High School. NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick moved to Orlando from Dalton, Ohio and attended Rollins College while he performed at Universal Studios as a member of a Doo Wop group. Justin Timberlake landed a spot in the Mickey Mouse Club and moved to Orlando when he was 12 to star in the program with fellow cast members that included Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. Regardless of how the other band members ended up in Florida, they all owe their current success, fame and fortune to those wildly famous bands that were formed right here in the beautiful Sunshine State… you’re welcome boys!


DON’T MISS THE BEAT

SIA


DON’T MISS THE BEAT

THE STORY OF FAME’S ANTI-HERO By Courtney Caggiano

They say to be a successful writer, you must write what you know. Fortunately for Sia, songwriting subject matter is something in which she is well-stocked and well-versed, as she has come to know much in her 40 years of life. Unfortunately, the most popular songs often come from the raw and rugged terrains of the human soul, and only the artists who have lived them can wear the crown of fame. If anyone were to earn that crown, it would be Sia Furler, a feminist hippie from Australia with a voice too big for her town, who probably never imagined that the darkest of roads would lead to the limelight of Top 40 radio. From David Guetta’s “Titanium” to Rihanna’s “Diamonds” (which Sia wrote in a short 14 minutes), much of the hits over the past few years that bear Sia’s lyrical fingerprint were written in what she likes to call a “victim to victory” style, expressing a high-spirited celebration burning upon the coals of heartache and hardship. Sia definitely has much to celebrate, with over 25 million copies of her songs sold—not including her current solo work—but that’s not at the top of her to-do list. For Sia, it’s all about the art of overcoming. Life has taught her that without a difficult uphill journey, there’s rarely enough celebratory fire for a standout melody or captivating lyric to begin burning. This was never the plan for the songstress, who was born to a peace-loving musical family in a creative bliss of nonconformist ideals, yet this seemingly idyllic paradise was not free from failure. After her unmarried parents separated, the young Sia Furler did not maintain a strong relationship with her blues guitarist father, who left her with inherited musical talent and moved to Sydney. At the age of 17, Furler began singing in hip-hop and soul bands around Adelaide, yet it was clear that her one-of-a-kind, unearthly voice was not accompanied by a socially-confident persona nor an extroverted nature. The quiet songbird relied on alcohol to make it through live performances, leading to a season of alcoholism and depression.

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Years later, her heartbreak only grew when her boyfriend at the time was killed after being hit by a taxi in London. As Furler began to find soberness and strength, her fame-caused depression landed her the hit songs that brought the singer even further into fame itself. It may seem like a vicious cycle, but this process refined Furler into a chart-topping queen, though one who still prefers a quiet life in the shadows. As Sia the pop artist, Furler captures the essence of hidden pain and closeted struggle, painting the depth and darkness of her lyricism with upbeat and cheerful melodies. Her 2014 breakout song, “Chandelier,” screams the haunting confession, “I want to live like tomorrow doesn’t exist,” over a danceable tune that almost seems like a disguise for words that are much heavier when written down and read in silence. Her current album, This Is Acting, shows a hopeful Sia who has discovered that the best lesson to be learned from the past is to have faith in the future. The anthemic track, “Alive,” is shockingly powerful for a woman with such a weathered heart, but that is why Sia—to her possible chagrin—will continue to reign as one of today’s most prominent songwriters. Be sure to catch the dimensional Sia’s Nostalgic for the Present Tour on October 30 at Amway Center in Orlando.

AS SIA THE POP ARTIST, FURLER CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF HIDDEN PAIN AND CLOSETED STRUGGLE, PAINTING THE DEPTH AND DARKNESS OF HER LYRICISM WITH UPBEAT AND CHEERFUL MELODIES.


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“MAKING THE TREATMENT AS INDIVIDUALIZED AS THE DISEASE”

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HOW PERSONALIZED MEDICINE IS CHANGING BREAST CANCER By: Allison Tankersley

Statistics estimate that during the year 2016 there are 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer that will be diagnosed. Of these 246,660 women diagnosed about 40,450 of them will pass away due to their breast cancer. Although the number of women surviving is far greater than the number on the other side of the spectrum 40,000+ is still far too many women to have their lives end due to this disease. Cancer is one of those things that we are constantly fighting for new discoveries. Scientists, doctors, cancer patients, and loved ones of cancer patients are constantly dreaming of a world in which this devastating “C” word can be eradicated from their vocabulary once and for all. Luckily, increased experimentation of the idea of personalized medicine may help all of the people who’ve been touched one way or another by breast cancer. Personalized medicine, also called precision or individualized medicine, is an emerging medical procedure that is focused on diagnostic tests that help physicians to determine the correct treatment for each patient’s individual genetic makeup. While some 246,000 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, no two of these women will have the same experience

with the disease, nor will their bodies have the same chemical reaction. U.S. News describes it as, “making the treatment as individualized as the disease” and that is exactly what personalized medicine aims to do. The diagnostic tests involved in the practice of personalized medicine show the patient’s biomarkers, which then helps the doctors to be better able to predict how the patient’s body will respond to a variety of different treatment options. Personalized medicine works not only to help doctors create better plans for targeted treatments but also with pharmacogenomics, which is the study of genes to see how an individual responds to specific medicines. Through personalized medical procedures doctors should ideally be able to create a unique plan for each patient that will be able to rid them of their cancer faster while also minimizing the amount or level of negative side effects. Specifically the revolution that is personalized medicine can be linked instrumentally in the success in treatments fighting breast cancer. The use of testing breast cancer patients for their specific biomarkers could limit the amount of broad treatment plans such as surgery and chemotherapy, thereby limiting risks and side effects and increasing success levels by targeting the particulars of each cancer at the molecular level. This shift in

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healthcare could help patients diagnosed with breast cancer by providing them with detailed diagnostic tests and better guidance with their treatment plan. As we continue to make genomic discoveries we continue to better our chances in saving the lives of those affected by breast cancer and limit the amount that will be affected in the future. The process of moving towards personalized medicine within every breast cancer case is still a few years off but through helping with funding or simply raising awareness of this type of treatment we get closer and closer to a place in which there will be a year whose estimated women diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer is zero.


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ON THE

HORIZON Around 15 to 25 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer have HER2, which tends to grow more quickly than some other types of breast cancer.

BREAST CANCER: NEW TREATMENT CAN MAKE TUMORS ‘DISAPPEAR’ IN JUST 11 DAYS, SCIENTISTS SAY.

The second phase of the trial involved 127 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, who were split into three different groups. One group was given the two drugs, Herceptin and Tyverb, another received Herceptin only and the third had no treatment for 11 days after diagnosis and before surgery.

By Ian Johnston

A new treatment for a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer can make tumors “disappear” in just 11 days, scientists have said, as they hailed a “mind-boggling” breakthrough in the fight against the disease.

A total of 87 percent who took the two drugs were found to have gone through biological changes suggesting that the number of cancer cells had fallen.

A trial of the use of two drugs in combination found that tumors were completely cleared in 11 percent of patients with HER2-positive breast cancer and were reduced to a “minimal” size in a further 17 percent. Nearly 90 percent saw a reduction in the number of cancer cells.

In 11 percent of those women, no active cancer cells could be found and the tumors in a further 17 percent had shrunk to less than 5mm in diameter. All of those given just Herceptin still exhibited signs of cancer, while tumors shrank below 5mm in three percent of cases.

It means that women with this type of cancer may not need to undergo weeks of chemotherapy if they are given the drugs straight after diagnosis and before surgery.

David Cameron, an Edinburgh University oncologist who took part in the research, spoke of the scientists’ shock when they realized some of the tumors were gone.

Nigel Bundred, professor of surgical oncology at Manchester University, who presented the study at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam, cautioned that they would need to carry out further trials to confirm the results but could barely contain himself over the treatment’s “ground-breaking potential.”

“It was only when the pathologist was scratching around in the lab, saying ‘Where is the tumor?’ that it became apparent that there was no tumor,” he said. Samia al Qadhi, chief executive at Breast Cancer Care, said the findings were “astonishing,” adding: “Although an early study, this has game-changing potential.”

“For solid tumors to disappear in 11 days is unheard of. These are mind-boggling results,” he said. “We are pretty certain that we are not only getting tumor disappearance – we are getting an immune response as well. These results are so staggering that I suspect we will have to run another trial to prove that they are generalizable.”

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is to turn the cancer back to a state where it can be treated.

BREAST CANCER TREATMENT BREAKTHROUGH CLAIMED BY

“The ID4 protein actually stops undifferentiated stem cell cancers from differentiating [a form where the cells tend to grow and multiply slowly] so you have to block ID4 to allow the cancer to differentiate.

16-YEAR-OLD BOY By Shehab Khan

“I have found a way to silence the genes that produce ID4 which turns cancer back into a less dangerous state,” Krtin added.

A 16-year-old boy claims to have discovered the cure for one of

Krtin is hoping to gain interest from the scientific community to develop the work further.

the most dangerous forms of breast cancer. Krtin Nithiyanandam from Epsom, Surrey, believes he has found a way to turn the most deadly form of triple negative breast cancer into one, which is responsive to treatment. The teenager, who won the Google Science Fair in 2015 for creating an Alzheimer’s test, which can spot early signs of the disease, has been working on the therapy in his school lab.

Around 7,500 women are diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer every year.

“Most cancers have receptors on their surface which bind to treatment drugs like Tamoxifen but triple negative don’t have receptors so the drugs don’t work,” Krtin said. “The prognosis for women with undifferentiated [where the cells get stuck in a dangerous aggressive form] cancer isn’t very good so the goal

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LUXURY ESSENTIALS

SKIN DEEP LA PRAIRIE SKIN CAVIAR ESSENCE-IN-LOTION The first transformative step in your skincare ritual, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion prepares your skin to reap the benefits of serums and treatments to follow. This light-yet-potent hydrating and conditioning formula contains caviar water, a highly concentrated infusion with active caviar-rich components to lift and firm. Also helps to refine and minimize appearance of pores. $240 / Available at www.laprairie.com

G.M. COLLIN DAILY CERAMIDE COMFORT A daily capsule to nourish and reduce visible signs of aging while minimizing moisture loss. This highly practical capsule with exquisite texture and scent will give the skin a silky smooth texture and a remarkable softness. $67 /Available at www.amazon.com

G.M. COLLIN NATIVE COLLAGEN GEL Native Collagen Gel is formulated with a complex of extracts to reinforce and soothe the skin, combined with a biotechnology-derived complex to promote extended moisture. $80/ Available at www.beautybridge.com

LAFCO SEA & DUNE BATH SOAP Our solvent-free coconut oil-based soap is made with an extraordinary 14% olive oil, almond oil and rice protein blend which produces a moisturizing and creamy lather. The soap is hard milled, air dried and scented with essential oil based fragrance. $17 / Available at www.lafco.com

LAFCO SEA & DUNE TRUE LIQUID BODY SOAP Made from premium Italian olive oil and a blend of pure botanical extracts, our True Liquid Body Soap fortifies as it cleanses, priming skin for maximum moisture. $30 / Available at www.lafco.com

COLORESCIENCE SUNFORGETTABLE MINERAL SUNSCREEN BRUSH SPF 30 This self-dispensing powder sunscreen makes sun protection application simple throughout the day. Available in matte and shimmer, the highly refined mineral formula offers everyday broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a hint of color for allday touch-ups. $57 / Available at www.colorescience.com

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FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS By Dana Damato

It’s no secret that Orlando is home to world-class dining and entertainment. Visitors travel to our beautiful city to indulge in the unparalleled culture here in Central Florida. One of the most adored features in town is the best-of-the-best cuisine found throughout the city. Famous chefs relocate to Orlando to showcase their culinary talents to the tourism mecca that is Orlando, and the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are undoubtedly an epicurean wonderland. The Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are well known for their top-of-the-line restaurants. Started on Sept. 16 and will continue through Nov. 13, 2016, the properties will host their sixth

annual Food & Wine Weekend, featuring a delectable menu of events for foodies to enjoy. Guests are welcomed to enjoy nine weekends of exceptional food and wine located right on property. Food & Wine Weekends are designed to complement the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival, conveniently located less than one mile from the property. Led by Food and Beverage Director Jonathan Raz, Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are distinguished for the unique menus offered at all twelve dining venues, featuring mouth-watering tableside preparation and an array of extraordinary pastry innovations. “We encourage our chefs to develop new approaches to cooking 56 STYLETOME.COM

and to be the trend setters of the culinary industry,” Raz says. “Food & Wine Weekends are an opportunity for our guests to see our chefs in action and to sample new, creative cuisine that they will forever connect with the memory of a beloved Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek vacation.” Food & Wine Weekends is the perfect event for those who appreciate exquisite culinary preparations. Included will be a set of signature guest favorites, such as the eightflavored macaron bar, traditional Royal Tea and Bar du Chocolat with Champagne tasting. Guests are also welcome to make reservations to enjoy the four-course tasting dinners at the hotels’ signature award-


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winning restaurants La Luce and Bull & Bear, or try The Art of Sushi Pairing at Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge. Don’t miss out on some of the events highlights such as The Taste of Bull & Bear on Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm. Experience an exclusive tasting four-course menu of excellent food and wine pairings prepared by the illustrious chefs of Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Some of the meals offered are - Romesco Butter Crusted Scallop: Italian Beans & Roasted Chanterelles Ragout, Squid Ink Lace and Carved Beef Filet Rossini with Potato Pave. The Taste of La Luce will take place on Friday and Saturday, 6 – 11pm. From the kitchen of La Luce at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, enjoy an exclusive four-course menu with recommended wine pairings featuring the best of La Luce such as their Roasted Bell Pepper Tower, Fried Robiola, Black Olive Tapenade and Stuffed Conchiglioni Pasta: Ricotta, Short Rib, Reggiano, Bẻchame. Another “must” is The Art of Sushi Pairing on Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10pm, Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Guests will enjoy an exciting epicurean journey at Zeta Bar & Sushi Lounge, exploring perfect pairings of sake and beer with favorite sushi dishes. A few of their dishes include; Tuna Nacho: Seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Avocado, Spicy Mayo, Masago, Cilantro, Wasabi Scented Nori Chips. Green Chicken Curry: Coconut

Curry Chicken, Lemongrass, Ginger, Thai Chili, Cilantro, Thai Basil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Steamed White Rice. Alaskan Roll: Salmon, Avocado, Sliced Lemon, Crab Salad, Wasabi Caviar. Tsunami Roll: Crab Salad, Tempura Crunch, Hirame, Sliced Limes, Micro Cilantro, Shiso Pesto, Masago Make some of your own Cocktail Creations Saturday 4:30 – 5:30pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Muddle, mix and sample! Partake in an interactive experience creating their very own specialty cocktails such as The Bull, The Bear and The Mule: St Augustine Vodka, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barenjager Honey, Homemade Ginger Syrup. What can be better than fine chocolate? Enjoy Bar du Chocolat and Champagne Tasting Friday and Saturday, 6:30 – 10:30pm, Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando.A delicious selection of à la carte chocolate treats hand-crafted by Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s world-class pastry team. Indulge in treats such as Valhrona Chocolate and Argan Oil Cake, Chocolate Éclair, Chocolate Mille Feuille, Chocolate Ganache in Egg Shell and Coffee Expresso Cake. Is your mouth watering yet? Why not add some more tasty treats and pay a visit to the Macaron Bar on Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm, MYTH Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Whether indulging in a pre or post-dinner treat, visit the Macaron Bar to try an assortment of flavors,

hand-made by the resort’s world-class pastry team. Pick your favorite between Mexican Chocolate, Lemon and Raspberry. Other fun activities to enjoy is the Craft Beer Experience Friday and Saturday at MYTH Bar where local breweries are showcased in this interactive tasting of craft beers. Select weekends. Stop by Royal Tea – A Waldorf Astoria Tradition on Sundays, 2 – 4pm at Peacock Alley at Waldorf Astoria Orlando for exquisite tea sandwiches and house-made pastries while sipping premium hot tea and listening to live piano music. So here’s the dilemma. You want to enjoy all of these magnificent culinary experiences, but you don’t have anyone to watch the kids. No problem! Astoria After Dark takes place Friday and Saturday, 6 – 10pm at the WA Kids Club and offers a nightly children’s program including dinner and a non-stop roster of fun activities – providing parents some “adult time.” Along with the epicurean adventure, there will also be nightly live entertainment at Peacock Alley. All guests of Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are invited to enjoy Food & Wine Weekend experiences. Don’t miss this year’s Food & Wine Weekends! This year is predicted to be the best yet. For more information, please visit www.waldorfastoriaorlando.com/food-wine or call +1 888 353 2009.

FOOD & WINE WEEKENDS IS THE PERFECT EVENT FOR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE EXQUISITE CULINARY PREPARATIONS.

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The Lykan Hypersport is the uber-expensive supercar you’ve never heard of. Meet the first supercar to ever be produced in the Middle East and is featured in he film Furious 7. With a hefty price tag of $3.4 million, the Lykan Hypersport takes the third place among the most expensive vehicles built to date, after the exclusive Lamborghini Veneno ($4.6 million) and Maybach Exelero concept ($8 million). Distinctive in every way, even the place of birth, the Lykan Hypercar is the beginning of a new lineage of luxury. Each LED headlight is encrusted with 220 diamonds or a combination of any other precious or semi-precious stone chosen by the client, while the seats are stitched in contrasting gold thread. Among the many patented technological innovations you can find inside the Lykan HyperSport, the most striking one has to be the one inspired by science fiction itself. The holographic mid-air display system with interactive motion, a first in the automotive industry that allows you to interact with the car’s interface. Powered by a custom RUF engine with 780 horse-power, the Lykan HyperSport can reach a maximum speed of 385 km/h (240 mph) and do 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds. With a production run of only 7 units, it’s extremely limited, each one fully customised to be unique. Making it one of the rarest cars in the world. Every line of the Lykan HyperSport’s body was designed with precision through meticulous engineering and testing, to ensure incredible aerodynamics while performing. Designed to provide the ultimate comfort, the cockpit area is characterized by the use of carbon-fiber and leather according to the client’s requirements. Although the company does not plan to introduce the vehicle in the United States, the family of Ilan Ramon from Haifa, Israel holds the patents to market the vehicle in US.

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IN THE KNOW

“WHEN EMPLOYERS ARE GIVEN AMPLE DISCRETION, ISSUES SUCH AS DISCRIMINATORY DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES TEND TO BE MORE PREVALENT. “

YOU’RE HIRED!

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(BUT FIRST

THIS AGREEMENT…)

By Mark NeJame | Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley

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IN THE KNOW

Employment agreements are becoming more common in the workplace, and are often a point of contention, particularly from the new or prospective employee’s side. Generally, a prospective employee is in a less advantageous position to know the law as it relates to contract principles and specific employment law provisions, which can (and does) make the new hire feel unsure or uncomfortable when signing an employment agreement. To make matters worse, the new employee is often fighting for a coveted position and may not want to “rock the boat” by bringing independent counsel into the mix. But this power move may have the opposite effect: the employer may view this, as a sign that, not only is their candidate serious about the job, but is cautious in conducting business. No matter the approach, one should be familiar with some of the terms that are bound to pop up during the negotiation of an employment agreement. First, let’s clarify one thing: Florida, among many other states, follows the “at-will employment doctrine,” which means that either the employee or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason. Do NOT get this confused with Florida’s constitutional “right to work,” which essentially protects an employee’s right to join, or not join, a labor union. It is because of this “at will doctrine” that employment agreements are actually a good idea. Expectations and boundaries are set, termination clauses such as notification requirements can be specified, and relationships can start off with both parties understanding what it is that is expected of them. Better yet, these terms eliminate an employer’s discretion to terminate the employee for any reason – good, bad or ugly. When employers are given ample discretion, issues such as discriminatory decisionmaking processes tend to be more prevalent.

Generally, prospective employees are most concerned about the non-compete provisions, however, (IMHO) the most restrictive covenant is one relating to confidentiality or non-disclosure of confidential information. This is the only restrictive covenant that can last indefinitely, so long as the disclosed confidential information or trade secret remains valuable, protected confidential information to the employer. Disclosure of trade secrets can happen so easily, and regardless of whether it was intentional or not, it can and does injure businesses that work hard to protect their methods, data, client lists and other “secret sauces” that they may use to get ahead in the marketplace. Restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation clauses are governed by reasonable timelines and are not able to exist indefinitely. Legally, the courts presume RCs such as these are reasonable if effective for 6 months to 12 month after termination of the employment relationship. This does not mean that employers cannot require these provisions to remain binding for longer than 2 years, but in Florida, an enforcing party would have to make a very strong argument in order for the provision to be upheld. And those are the basics, folks. Florida has a healthy body of case law relating to these issues because they are hotly contested and litigated often. Which can only mean one thing… an attorney wasn’t consulted during negotiation of the employment agreement! (Just kidding. Sort of.)

Florida hasn’t enacted specific state legislation relating to employment law. It has, however, enacted statutes specifically addressing restrictive covenants (“RCs”). RCs generally include non-compete, non-solicitation and non-disclosure provisions. These provisions have become extremely commonplace, and are usually the driving force behind the decision to require an employment agreement be signed. RCs are disfavored by courts since they restrict competition. Because of this, the courts are not liberal in enforcing these provisions and require, at a minimum, these three things be present in order to enforce an RC: 1) the restrictive covenant must be in writing and signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought; 2) it must protect a legitimate business interest; and 3) the RC must protect the legitimate business interest in a reasonable scope and manner. Florida’s statutes provide examples of legitimate business interests, and they are all quite logical.

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BEST FRIENDS

CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE By Martha Johnson | Photo By Scott Taylor

Nancy Baumann has been one of the most dedicated advocates for the Southeast Region of Canine Companions for the past 20 years. She was honored during the recent Tales & Tails Gala as the founding chairperson of the event. The Tales & Tails Gala is the organization’s most successful single fundraising event has raised more than $5 million since its inception in 1996 and Nancy has been instrumental in its growth. The impact of Nancy’s work has touched almost every facet of the organization. She has been a volunteer puppy raiser and has served as a member, officer of the executive committee and president of the Board of Directors.

Nancy is a visionary who is able to inspire others and has the unique talent of engaging those she touches. She actively recruited the leadership that enabled Canine Companions to successfully conduct a capital campaign and build the Anheuser Busch/ SeaWorld Campus that serves the Southeast Region. For 20 years Nancy Baumann has been one of Canine Companions most dedicated advocates and truly exemplifies what is at the heart and soul of the organization. Nancy downplays all of this and says she volunteers simply because she loves what Canine Companions stands for. But to the individuals and families whose lives that Nancy has touched, her impact has been anything but small.

THE IMPACT OF NANCY’S WORK HAS TOUCHED ALMOST EVERY FACET OF THE ORGANIZATION.


Candlelight Christmas Evenings Special Pricing for our Corporate Partners

Christmas gifts await you at Biltmore. They are the kind you can’t wrap, like fascination, wonder, and family bonding. And in the beauty of Candlelight Christmas Evenings, they are easy to find–especially with thousands of sparkling lights guiding your way.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings Admission, November 6–January 2, 2016 Rates

Adults

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UPS

Youth

(ages 10–16)

Child

(ages 9 and under)

November 6–November 25 Sunday–Thursday Friday & Saturday

$50 $60

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November 27–December 17 Sunday–Thursday Friday & Saturday

$55 $75

$27.50 $37.50

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December 18–January 2 Sunday–Thursday Friday & Saturday

$75 $80

$37.50 $40

Free Free

Your Candelight admission includes: • Reserved evening visit to Biltmore House • Daytime access to Biltmore’s Gardens, Antler Hill Village & Winery, Farm, shops and restaurants on the same day as your Candlelight visit or the following day • Free parking Special pricing applies to new reservations only. Gate pricing: $70–$85

No Candlelight Christmas Evenings offered November 1–5, 17, 26, and December 24 and 25. Pricing subject to applicable sales tax.

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JEWEL UP!

BOURBON & BOWETIES THE MAYLIN BANGLE BRACELET Beautiful pink Druzy gemstone beads on wire wrapped bangle. Perfect addition to your collection. Comes on gold or silver tarnish resistant wire. $32 / Available at Bourbonandboweties.com

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CHANEL LONGWEAR NAIL COLOUR HYPERROSE GLASS The newly-renovated 5-free formula features Bioceramics and Ceramides to improve the quality of nails. In an arresting palette of 15 trend-setting shades, including bestselling cult favorites and daring new colours.. $28 / Available at Chanel.com

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BIKINI SILKY SATIN Silky Satin Lip Colour, the perfect alliance of luxurious colour, sensuous feel and superior wear. Applies medium to full coverage in one stroke. Features a unique blend of ultra-fine pigments for deep and generous colour. $ 90/ Available at us.christianlouboutin.com OSCAR DE LA RENTA FUCHSIA LONG CRYSTAL & SILK TASSEL EARRINGS Revived with lustrous silk strands, our new-season tassel earrings are anchored by octagon Swarovski crystal stones and feature a fashion-forward loop design. Wear your hair swept back to maximize their statement-making drama. $425 / Available at Oscardelarenta.com

URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW | SWF An innovative eye shadow that delivers a lasting, high-pigment, velvety finish that lasts. This eye shadow features even softer, velvety texture and richer, more decadent color. Sweep on smoother, more uniform pigment and blendability, and longerlasting, more crease-free wear. This array of shades features a completely revamped assortment of shadows in new textures, and a redesigned token compact. $ 20/ Available at urbandecay.com

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SELECT ORLANDO - DEFINITION OF LUXURY By Riesa Pascal Select Orlando may be a hidden gem for its newness, but it won’t remain that way for long once the community discovers the treasures that await inside. Located inside Dr. Phillips’ Whole Foods plaza, Select Orlando is the city’s premier destination for today’s most elusive luxury brands and beautiful accessories. They offer an exclusive collection of storied timepieces, handbags and more. It truly is a hands-on experience of what online shopping offers for the luxury lifestyle shopper. When you step into the pristine boutique, you will immediately feel at ease as Select Orlando’s Roland Barcenilla and Nina Ogor greet you with a rare, genuinely warm welcome. “Everything that we have here was particularly chosen and picked for inventory. It’s not just a bunch of things that we throw out. It’s things that are proven to sell. Things that people want. Things that are exclusive.

You’ll be paying a little bit less and will have a little bit more availability as to the exclusive things that are very difficult to acquire through a regular luxury business.” - Roland Barcenilla, Select Orlando Select Orlando acquires their extraordinary selection of watches through authorized dealers and then sell them back as two categories of pre-loved: Slightly used and never been worn. Each piece is in excellent condition and comes with the same service you would receive from any high-end watch retailer. Through diligent research and an impressive network of connections, Select Orlando is able to offer everything imaginable as far as luxury watches are concerned. Most seasoned watch retailers have only ever seen photos of some of the watches that Select Orlando offers, but this is a business that thrives on exclusivity and rareness. Before Select Orlando, there was no other store in 66 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

the area that the public could just walk into and ask to try on anything from an Audemars Piguet to a Patek Philippe. “I have loved watches for a very long time. I started in the watch business 10 years ago and I just fell in love with making people feel good when they bought something. Slowly, but surely, I walked up the ladder and I give all the Glory to God that now I’m selling the finest of the finest.” Nina Ogor, Select Orlando Select Orlando is not only a place for men, it is also a place for women and that “finest of the finest” doesn’t just include watches. The high-end store also offers an amazing selection of exclusive women’s handbags such as Hermès Birkins, which are the most sought after bags in the world and they have been for a long time. Even Forbes has published a popular online guide titled How


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ORLANDO’S NEWEST DESTINATION FOR TODAY’S MOST ELUSIVE LUXURY BRANDS AND ACCESSORIES To Buy Your First Hermès Birkin. At Select Orlando, however, you can step right into the store and try on any one you like. Needless to say, the items that Select Orlando acquire and offer go far beyond what you will find in a regular mall or luxury boutique.

have set boundaries as to what value they will offer towards store credit versus what you can get outside. Select Orlando is one of the few places where you can come and have confidence that you are going to get the most out of your trade-in.

“There’s a waiting list to get on the waiting list to be able to acquire these bags. What’s nice here is that you can come in and really have a luxury experience, but also get what you want and walk out happy.” - Nina Ogor, Select Orlando

“Sometimes people can be intimidated when they walk into a jewelry store or a high-end luxury boutique where everyone is in ties and looking so professional. We want to be an inviting and comfortable place where people can always come and hang out with us and check out our store. There’s no pressure ever. We have a passion for watches and handbags so we want to share that with everyone.” Roland Barcenilla, Select Orlando

As if their selection of gorgeous watches, handbags and extravagant accessories wasn’t impressive enough, Select Orlando is also offering an incredible trade-in program that you can take advantage of today. Customers can trade-in their luxury watches and use it towards store credit for anything they desire, even a handbag. Corporate establishments

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that you’ve been searching for and can’t seem to get your hands on? There’s an excellent chance Select Orlando already offers it and if not, rest assured they will do their best to find it for you. Come explore luxuryshopping that welcomes customers to get up close and personal with brands that represent the finest in both traditional and trendsetting craftsmanship, elegance and style. See for yourself why Select Orlando has become the very definition of luxury. Select Orlando 8015 Turkey Lake Road, Suite #500 Orlando, FL 32819 407.271.8676 www.select-orlando.com Facebook: @selectorlando Instagram: @select.orlando | @select.orlando.ro


REAL ESTATE Special Promotional Feature

MASTERS REALTY GROUP By Hooman Hamzehloui - Masters Realty Group

Living in Orlando offers its residents many luxuries you just can’t find elsewhere. You have year round tropical weather, wonderful attractions, an endless supply of fabulous restaurants, countless outdoor activities and sports to choose from and so much more. It just so happens that Orlando is also home to one of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the country. According to Real Capital Analytics, Orlando ranks #6 with a 68% growth in terms of year over year percentage increase in sales volume. Capital from all over the world is pouring into Orlando’s commercial real estate market. This influx of investment, combined with Orlando’s booming economy will only lead to further increases in property values. Savvy investors will use this golden opportunity to capitalize on this red hot real estate market. You know what they say about opportunity, opportunity doesn’t go away, opportunity just goes to someone else. Speaking of opportunities, let’s talk about a few of the amazing opportunities that our clients have taken advantage

over the last year. One client acquired a deal that included three buildings that totaled 51,000 square feet on Sand Lake Rd. for $1,850,000. Within four months of closing, they were able to sell one of the buildings for $2,350,000. Now they are left with two buildings totaling almost 30,000 square feet and they got all their initial investment back and then some. In Vegas, they call this playing with the house’s money. Another client acquired a 149,000 square foot shopping center on 15.5 acres for $1,525,000 in January of this year. This shopping center had some very well known national tenants and a Mcdonald’s ground lease. With only 50% occupancy, some investors might have seen the glass as half empty. We saw the glass as half full and believed this asset had nothing but potential. That potential didn’t take long to realize as we have taken the net operating income from $166,000 a year to almost $300,000 a year. Not to mention the Mcdonald’s ground lease has just been listed for $1,500,000 dollars. Mcdonald’s ground leases don’t last long since they are as safe as an investment gets. It is 68 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

only a matter of time before this investor is playing with the house’s money as well. When investing in real estate, you make your money on the day you buy it. That is if you bought it right. The 2008 economic crash drastically affected real estate values all across the country. Prices are still very low and there is plenty of opportunity out there. With investment real estate, it is imperative that you know what you’re doing. In the coming months, we will discuss all of the critical steps to making a successful acquisition. Whether you are a seasoned investor or you are a rookie investor, if you follow these steps the reward will drastically outweigh the risks. Masters Realty 5956 Turkey Lake Rd. Ste. 1 Orlando, FL 32819 C 407-709-8632 D 407-985-4621 O 407-909-0908 F 407-909-0902 hooman@mastersrealty.com www.MastersRealty.com


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The process is very straightforward. We come to you to see and measure the space, discuss your needs and wants, and then design a solution with pricing to review, discuss, and modify. Once approved, we send the design to production and schedule the installation. The result is a beautiful, functional space.

The principals of Masterpiece Closets and Storage Solutions have been designing and installing custom closets throughout Central Florida for over 30 years. As a locally owned and operated business, Masterpiece Closets can be flexible and creative in producing a solution that meets your closet and storage needs. Not only does Masterpiece Closets create beautiful and functional closets, we design and install any storage space in a home or office including entertainment centers, murphy beds, built-in offices, garage storage, laundry rooms, craft rooms, pantries, etc.

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Masterpiece Closets prides itself on our customer service. A job is not complete until our customers are totally satisfied. We take closets off your list and handle everything from beginning to end. This is why we are chosen by the leading custom home builders, designers, and home owners to be their custom closet and storage solution.

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The Polasek Museum also actively promotes the creation of new art through the annual Winter Park Paint Out. Plein-air artists arrive from across the country to set up their easels all over the city for the week. Their “wet works” are brought back to the museum and available for public purchase. This unique event is capped by our ever-popular Garden Party, one of the highlights of the season. In 2015 we were excited to open Winter Park’s historic CapenShowalter House to the public. A community team moved the house across the lake in 2013 to save it. Built in 1885, this gracious Southern home combines the beauty of Old Florida with the splendor of the 1920s, when the Showalter Family expanded the house. We restored the original wood floors and updated everything to make our guests feel at home for all-new events and as a place to create your own special moments.

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WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN & DOLPHIN FOOD & WINE CLASSIC RETURNS FOR ITS SEVENTH YEAR WITH LARGEST-EVER EVENT! By Cathleen K. Bode | Photos By Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will celebrate its seventh year October 28th – 29th at the Epcot Resort Area hotel with its largest event to date featuring 50 food and wine stations, 10 seminars and opportunities to meet the award-winning chefs behind featured culinary masterpieces. With more food and drink stations spreading out among more space than ever before, guests will delight in numerous opportunities to sip and savor along the hotel’s causeway, private lake, and for the first time, on the resort’s private beach while enjoying live entertainment. Making its festival debut is an immersive area which will transport guests’ palates to the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown with décor and dishes inspired by the famous neighborhood. Two new dishes were created by hotel’s award-winning culinary team for the area: crispy duck as well as handmade Shanghai dumplings. New beverage stations with suggested pairing options will accompany the new food offerings. Also new for 2016 is a Sunday Bubbles Brunch with J Vineyards and Winery at Il Mulino New York Trattoria, featuring a lavish menu of traditional and unconventional dishes like

various cured meats and imported cheeses along with an array of sushi and trattoriainspired entrees.

Champagne, pasta making and wine and cheese pairing. All seminars require separate tickets, and space is limited.

The Friday and Saturday evening menus feature new and unique dishes sure to please the palate including spinach and potato agnolotti with pork, tomato cream grilled radicchio and ricotta salata and the shrimp cocktail steamroller.

As an upgraded ticket option, guests can experience a beer garden, featuring a local and seasonal brews from around the world, alongside Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine.

Guests can enjoy a meet and greet with celebrity chef Todd English, of the hotel’s Todd English’s bluezoo restaurant and meet the only two-time World Champion Pastry Chef – the hotel’s executive pastry chef Laurent Branlard. Branlard, will provide decadent desserts for both evenings including the caramel sea salt éclair with vanilla whipped cream and comfit gingered pears. The Sundae Action Station returns allowing guests to choose their own toppings like chocolate cake and caramelized banana. Two new hands-on educational seminars taught by members of the hotel’s awardwinning food and beverage team are being added to this year’s seminar offerings. Craft Cocktails and More than Malbec join returning seminars including wine blending,

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“This event is a way for us to celebrate our love of food, wine and beverage with others who share that same passion,” said the hotel’s Director of Food & Beverage Tony Porcellini. “What continues to bring back people year after year is the one-of-a-kind, fun, streetparty atmosphere our guests enjoy.” Tickets to the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic are available as part of a hotel package or individually. For more information or to book, visit www. SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com or call 1-800-227-1500.


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DEPOSITING MONEY INTO A BANK CAN BE A CRIME By Mark L. Horwitz Criminal Defense Attorney Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A. 17 East Pine St.Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407-843-7733 • F: 407-849-1321 mark@mlhorwitzlaw.com • www.mlhorwitzlaw.com

The Federal Government has enacted laws designed to keep track of all financial activities. The first of these laws was enacted in 1970 and is called the Bank Secrecy Act. Banks must report a deposit or withdrawal over $10,000 in currency. The bank files a Currency Transaction Report (CTR) with the Department of Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The information is shared with the IRS and other federal agencies. In addition, banks are required to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) with FinCEN. These reports cover various types of activities including cash deposits of less than $10,000 that the bank suspects may have been done to avoid the CTR filing. The filing of CTRs and SARs can result in bank customers coming under IRS audits and criminal investigations. Unfortunately, people without any knowledge of the requirement of a CTR can find themselves being charged with serious crimes. Many people have no knowledge that a bank is required to file a CTR when a deposit is over $10,000. Even if the customer knows that the bank will file a CTR, he or she may think that it is better not to cause the CTR to be filed and therefore divide up the deposit. Many people do not know that dividing a deposit is a crime. In order to be convicted of structuring a bank deposit, the government does not need to prove that the defendant knew that it was against the law to structure the deposit to evade the CTR being filed. The government only needs to prove that the defendant decided to divide up the deposit because he or she didn’t want the bank to file a form with the government.

A federal investigator may decide that a person that makes four $6,000 deposits in two weeks is committing the crime of structuring, even if the bank customer is a small business person who does not want to carry more than $6,000 to the bank at any one time. The bank customer can be convicted of a crime and sentenced to prison. The government can forfeit not only the bank account into which the deposits were made but also other assets such as the customer’s home or business if the funds from the account were used to buy the home or business or to make mortgage payments.   It is easy to understand why there’s been a lot of criticism of the structuring statute. It is fundamentally unfair to subject a citizen to a serious felony for structuring a deposit without requiring that the bank customer knew that it was illegal to break up a cash deposit. The federal government should require banks to post notice that it is against the law to make deposits of under $10,000 to avoid a bank filing a CTR. Likewise, banks should be required to post notices to customers that it may file a SAR if the customer brings in cash deposits less than $10,000. Depriving a person of their liberty and accusing them of being a felon because of the way currency is deposited into a bank should require fair notice that the conduct is a crime.

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