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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.

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 non-profit based out of New York City.

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FEATURES

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DINING ‘N STYLE

SUMMER BURG OUT

TRAVEL ‘N STYLE HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT

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ERUPTING WITH EXCITEMENT - VOLCANO BAY MAKES ITS SUMMER DEBUT

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THE CITY’S WHO’S WHO & WHAT TO DO©

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ORLANDO’S ® ELITE DOCTORS HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT

14 / TRAVEL ‘N STYLE Hammock Beach Resort By Cathleen K. Bode

28 / CITY NEWS In Case You Missed It By Riesa Pascal

20 / DINING ‘N STYLE Summer Burg Out By Ana Barahona

29 / CITY NEWS What’s Happening Orlando

TRAVEL ‘N STYLE

BEST BURGERS IN ORLANDO DINING ‘N STYLE

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STARS WHO OWE IT ALL TO THE INTERNET CELEBRITY SOUP

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Cover: Layout by Orlando Style

22 / DESIGN Elysium Kitchens 26 / BARFLY Cheers to Summer!

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30 / ARTS & CULTURE Florida Prize Exhibition OMA 32 / OUR TOWN Erupting With Excitement - Volcano Bay Makes Its Summer Debut


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34 / LIVING ‘N STYLE Things to Look out for When Choosing the Right Sunscreen 38 / FASHION Cuba Libre Photography By Sonia Stak 52 / CELEBRITY SOUP Careers Launched by Viral Fame By Riesa Pascal 54 / DON’T MISS THE BEAT Shawn Mendes By Courtney Caggiano 56 / TOYS Lamborghini Huracan Performante 58 / IN THE KNOW Supplemental Travel Insurance: Is It Worth It? By Mark NeJame 62 / SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW What Federal Jurors Should Know but Aren’t Told

FASHION CUBA LIBRE

By Mark Horwitz 67 / ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS 90 / LIVING ‘N STYLE Au Revoir, Jeans!

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Summer Dangers

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92 / OUT & ABOUT Paddling the Palms By Hannah Filiatreau 94 / BEST FRIENDS Summer Dangers By Hannah Filiatreau


PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Dear Readers, Summer in Orlando is always full of the vibrant spirit of Florida, from our world-renowned theme parks and signature resorts to fresh summer dining in the finest local restaurants. There’s nothing like catching a concert at the Amway Center on a hot summer night, strolling through shops at Disney Springs, or celebrating the Fourth of July with some of the best and brightest firework shows in the country! This season, we greeted the summer months with bittersweet hearts, remembering all those who were affected by the Pulse terror attack. One year ago, Orlando mourned the indescribable loss of 49 beautiful lives, and since then, it has been our mission as a city to make Orlando a place full of hope and purpose. On June 12, we gathered together to commemorate those whose lives were lost and to celebrate the lives of the survivors, while praying for better days after such a life-changing event. Although we will never be the same as we move forward from this tragedy, we have the opportunity to create an atmosphere that will provide support to the LGBTQ community and safety from future terror attacks. As Americans, we believe that there is nothing more important than doing what is right for our country and its people, and we must raise awareness for the needs of our LGBTQ citizens and our nation as a whole. We’ve definitely grown as a city through these trials, but I remain positive that if we come together to support each other, we can lead by example and redefine our destiny as a city beaming with love and compassion. Now that Florida’s favorite season is in full swing, we at Orlando Style want this to be your best summer yet. We’re bringing you all the sizzling mid-year trends and the not-to-be-missed local hot spots you’ll definitely want to experience. In this special Summer Double Issue, you’ll find a delicious look at Orlando’s Best Burgers, so food-

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lovers, rejoice! We’ll also be taking you on a sweet summer getaway to Hammock Beach Resort, Florida’s premier oceanfront destination. Of course, you’ll need inspiration for all of your beach and resort wear over the next few months, so look no further than our Cuba Libre photoshoot, with fashionable finds shot in exquisite Cuba. Summer would not be complete without taking some time for rest and relaxation, and here at Orlando Style, we find the greatest joy in helping you find yours. We are so thankful for all of our readers and advertisers who faithfully stand beside us throughout the years. We wish you all the most wonderful summer! Have a happy Fourth of July, and may you find peace this summer, whether on an exotic getaway or spending a night out in the city. Sincerely,

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PERHAPS HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT IS BEST KNOWN FOR OFFERING TREMENDOUS VIEWS AND A CHALLENGING TEST FOR GOLFERS AT EVERY SKILL LEVEL THROUGH THEIR TWO CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES.

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HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT

Endless experiences and luxurious living at the beachfront of the Atlantic Ocean With a name like “Hammock Beach Resort,” I expected nothing short of ultimate relaxation and carefree comfort during my stay at Salamander Hotels’ luxurious property. After three days overlooking two miles of Atlantic beach on Florida’s Palm Coast, it’s safe to say that the property lived up to both its name and its reputation. An extraordinary treasure, Hammock Beach Resort sits nestled on a stretch of unspoiled beach and welcomes guests of all ages to its haven through exceptional customer service and world-class amenities. Unlike standard hotels, their multi-bedroom villas and suites allow guests to experience resort living while still enjoying the comforts of home, which I wasted no time in doing.

By Cathleen K. Bode

When it came to dining options, I was incredibly impressed by the vast variety of resort restaurants and bars situated throughout Hammock Beach Resort. From enjoying breakfast on the patio at Delfinos to chatting with my companions over lunch on the patio of The Terrace, stunning views and refreshing ocean air drew us to eat outside, though both indoor and outdoor dining options are available. The Terrace featured an approachable menu with everything from local seafood and prime cuts of beef to farm fresh offerings and an extensive by-the-glass wine list. In addition to enjoying breakfast at Delfinos, we also returned to the establishment at night to enjoy the warmth of a premier, yet homemade Italian dinner. The menu highlighted regional Italian cuisine with a contemporary twist, such as my appetizer of charred octopus and market salad with passion fruit vinaigrette. Our primi course came in the form of short rib ragu with pappardelle pasta and roasted tomatoes before being followed by a secondo course of grouper topped with early spring vegetables, grilled scallions and kimchi dashi broth. My sweet tooth delighted in our dessert of deconstructed s’mores, which brought the exceptional meal to a close, but the

night wasn’t over just yet. With the resort’s Lobby Bar and Loggerheads Lounge open for after-dinner drinks, my companions and I had the freedom to enjoy cocktails, billiards and sports games on a 16-foot TV screen in a relaxing, comfortable setting. From beachside dining to beach-inspired pampering, the Spa at Hammock Beach offered serenity and luxury with the very best massages, treatments and nail services. With the option to treat your body to a relaxing massage, refresh your skin with a facial or pamper your hands and feet with rejuvenating treatments, you are sure to find a treatment tailored just for you. After much consideration, I opted for the 50 minute Hammock Facial. The signature facial was developed by estheticians based on the spa’s namesake massage, The Hammock Massage. The relaxing facial featured a blending elements of European, aromatherapy and hot stone facials to create a unique experience that was a delight for all my senses and put that healthy glow back into my face. From Thalassotherapy products rich with minerals from the sea to coquina-laden scrubs, the spa draws from the bountiful resources of the sea and unspoiled beach, which has resulted in an award-winning facility of seaside inspired services in 11 exquisitely appointed treatment rooms. Perhaps Hammock Beach Resort is best known for offering tremendous views and a challenging test for golfers at every skill level through their two championship golf courses. Hammock Beach’s Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, features beautiful lakes, elevated mounds, and bunkers, which are made of native coquina sand. The 7,201 yard, par 72 course is known for its six Atlantic Ocean-hugging holes and an exhilarating finale know as “The Bear Claw.” It is also the only true oceanfront golf course in the state of Florida. Unfortunately, the Ocean Course has been closed since October when it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Fortunately for the ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM |

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many fans of the Ocean Course, the resort has taken a long-term view regarding conditioning and opted to conduct a complete course restoration. The extensive restoration work, which is being undertaken in conjunction with Nicklaus Design, includes re-grassing all fairways, greens and rough with the salt-tolerant Platinum Paspalum as well as reconstructing each tee box, bunker and green complex. The course is scheduled to reopen in October 2017. In the meantime, Hammock Beach’s Conservatory Course, a Tom Watson Signature Design is Florida’s longest and is truly a masterpiece. It continues to accommodate guest and member play. It was there where my companions and I experienced a relaxing golf lesson with Director of Golf, Brad Hauer. Less than an hour away from the blissful relaxation of Hammock Beach Resort is the sun, fun, history and mystery of St. Augustine. For an entire day, my companions and I explored the cobblestone streets of the nation’s oldest city and enjoyed a tour of experiences showcasing the heart of historic St. Augustine. Our first stop was Lightner Museum, home to one of the country’s best collections of fine and decorative 19th century art. From typewriters and Tiffany glass to shrunken heads and human hair art, Otto Lightner’s eclectic collection was both impressive and extensive. From there, we got our hearts pumping with a historic walking tour along the bayfront to Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. The large Spanish stone fortress is now a national monument and, at over 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in St. Augustine. From the numerous rooms that once housed soldiers and prisoners to the large interior courtyard and gun deck, which offers a great view of the city, there was plenty to explore at the Castillo and when hunger struck, there was no shortage of exquisite dining options nearby. We were delighted to end up at Michael’s Tasting Room. The casual, yet fine-dining restaurant was located in historic downtown and specialized in fresh seasonal cuisine with a Spanish flare. As darkness began to fall, we then boarded “The Trolley of the Doomed” to explore the darker side of the nation’s oldest city. The Ghosts and Gravestones Ghost Tour brought our beautiful day to a close with haunted tales and spooky legends at every corner. On our final evening at the resort, my companions and I gathered at the fire pit on the Ocean Event Lawn for after-dinner cocktails and stargazing. It was a beautiful end to an even more beautiful and memorable weekend. With no shortage of things to see and do both within and beyond the Hammock Beach property, you are sure to delight in your own adventure upon visiting. Enjoy drinks, sports and a fresh sushi menu at the Lobby Bar. Go on a “Behind the Seas Tour” and experience dolphins up close and personal at the world’s first oceanarium, Marineland Dolphin Adventure, which is an adventure you’ll not soon forget! Grab your kayak and enjoy a day of paddling fun with Tropical Kayaks guided tours through the Intracoastal Waterway and nearby wetlands. Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise the waterway in search of dolphins frolicking about. Enjoy Hammock Beach Resort in “fun” style and explore the area courtesy of complimentary bicycle rentals. Hone in your putting game as you enjoy a complimentary ninehole, professionally manicured putting course that offers a fun challenge for professionals and novices alike. Experience water park adventures as you float down the lazy river, zip down a water flume and watch the kids build a poolside sandcastle at the resort’s 91,000 square-foot water pavilion. Whether it’s a return trip or your first visit, come on out with your family and friends and enjoy a relaxing, and exciting getaway!

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Wondering where to burg out this summer? Don’t worry, we chose the best gourmet burgers for you to enjoy! Introducing the most authentic and appetizing burgers in Orlando:

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The Southerner For a savory twist in your palate, you must try The Southerner, accompanied with delicious parmesan truffle fries. Pimento cheese, bourbon smoked bacon, whiskey onions, and a fried green tomato are enclosed into two lightly toasted buns. Every component is perfectly marinated with local ingredients to maintain the burger’s authenticity.

Pimento Cheeseburger Bacon, spiced pickles, mustard pimento cheese and a stack of double shortrib patties are what make the Highball & Harvest Pimento Cheeseburger like no other! Drop by and taste it yourself.

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Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos Recipe 1 seedless watermelon 1/2 cucumber 2 limes, juiced 1/2 cup mint, muddled 8 oz vodka, chilled 1 bottle sparkling water, chilled Ice cubes

Stay cool this summer with a subtle spin on your average mojito. Replacing the typically heady rum with a soft splash of vodka assists in a harmonious, fruity flavor. Delicately fresh with watermelon and cucumber, this icy drink is glacial perfection. Pulp is not required but if partial to texture, then it can be added in any amount. Sparkling water and lime lend a mild kick to the muted fruits.

Fans of fresh herbs will be especially keen on the addition of mint, whether it is from a personal garden or the store. If a sweeter flavor is preferred, simple syrup or sugar can be added, as well as an ample dose of watermelon. For anyone with an aesthetic flair, a wedge of watermelon and cucumber slices make this drink ideal for hosting guests. Simple to make and enjoy, test out these tantalizing flavors during summer get-togethers or when relaxing poolside.

- In a blender, blend watermelon and cucumber together. Strain using a fine mesh sieve to remove pulp and set juice aside (in fridge to chill). - Juice limes, then muddle with mint using a wooden spoon or a muddler. - Put the mixture in a shaker with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a large pitcher. - Then add vodka and a bottle of sparkling water. - Pour into glasses filled with ice and enjoy!

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Break out your sunglasses and sunscreen because summertime is upon us! But before you put this magazine down and jump in that refreshing pool, be sure you check out some of Orlando’s best events throughout the month of June. Here are the highlights, just in case you missed it! “Water is Life. Life is Joy.” That’s the philosophy celebrated at the all-new Volcano Bay water theme park! With the grand opening of Universal’s third park, Central Floridians have gone into full summer mode, and the celebrations are continuing well into this month and beyond with exciting water-based thrills and entertainment. Best of all, the power of the TapuTapu Wearable means there’s nothing between you and a full day of fun at Volcano Bay! No standing in long lines and no carrying rafts around the park. It’s an all-new kind of paradise, just steps away from everything Universal Orlando Resort has to offer. To celebrate seven years of adventure, Wild Florida kicked off the month of June by offering everyone free admission to their popular Gator and Wildlife Park! From now through December 31st, you and your family will be able to see live animal shows, explore the Hawk Swamp, and hang out with the Wild Florida family all for free. Get up close and personal with more than 200 animals as you explore the interesting habitats and heritage of lemurs, zebra, watusi, bobcats, sloths, and the many other exotic animals that call Wild Florida home!

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From June 6th-11th, Finding Neverland took over the Dr. Phillips Center and brought to life the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The play follows playwright J.M. Barrie, who struggled to find inspiration until he met four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting makebelieve adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. Arrr, Matey! Orlando Pub Crawl was at it again with the Ye Parched Pirates Pub Crawl on Friday, June 16th. Central Florida’s handsome pirates and beautiful wenches gathered up their eye patches, wooden legs, and swords to hunt for the ultimate booty. No stone was left unturned as Orlando Pub Crawl participants searched all over Wall Street Plaza and downtown Orlando for the prize. Fortunately, pirates know X always marks the spot! Ticketed crawlers

received admission to all participating venues, complimentary beverages, drink specials and 25% off pita at Pita Pit, which proved to be the perfect end to a jolly good night! Orlando’s Festival of the Sea was a family event meant to bring out those who share one thing in common...the love of seafood! The seafood festival took place on June 17th at Orlando Festival Park and proved to be great fun for the whole family. Guests not only had access to an amazing outdoor experience with multiple seafood vendors serving all of their favorites, but they also had an opportunity to enjoy arts & craft vendors and a beer & wine garden. As for parents with young ones, even the kids had a designated play area to interact with many their age! With live music, DJ entertainment, face painting, clown balloon making and more, the Festival of the Sea truly had it all. Surf beyond your expectations and dive into Electric Ocean, SeaWorld’s all-new summer nighttime celebration! Electric Ocean is a festival of lights, music, and life that’s as vibrant as the sea itself. Since June 17th, visitors have given themselves permission to voyage into exotic underwater worlds that come alive as the sun sets with brilliant energy, electrifying dance music, and dazzling light. From live performers and an all-ages club to beautiful fireworks and dancing along to Shamu’s Celebration: Light Up The Night, Electric Ocean is your family’s electrifying destination for the ultimate nighttime celebration. Best of all, the bash runs from now through August 5th, so don’t miss out on the fun! Presented by Journeys, the 2017 Vans Warped Tour returned to Tinker Field at Camping World Stadium on June 30th to the delight of thousands of fans! Vans Warped Tour is the largest traveling music festival in the United States, and the longest-running touring music festival in North America. The globally recognized event was originally conceived by founder Kevin Lyman in 1995 as an eclectic alternative rock festival, with a focus on punk rock. Over the years the tour has grown to include a multitude of genres, including metal, hip-hop, reggae, pop and more. Follow us on Twitter @OrlandoStyle or on Instagram @orlandostylemag to stay up-to-date on all Orlando events.


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What’s HAPPENING Orlando JULY 3 / LPGA Sandra Gal Charity

JULY 20 / 3rd Thursday

AUGUST 19 / Celebration of

JULY 3-4 / Walt Disney

JULY 22 / Hats Pearls and

AUGUST 19-20 / Kids and

Isleworth Country Club / 10AM / www.golf.agratefulmind.org July Fourth Celebration / Walt Disney World / Times vary / www.disneyworld.disney.go

Gallery Hop / Downtown Art District / 6-9PM / www.3thu.com Bow Ties Ball Disney Springs / 7PM-12AM / www.eveningofhopegala.com

JULY 3 / Red Hot & Boom

JULY 23 / CMT’s Nashville

JULY 4 / Independence

JULY 24 / Music of the Beatles

Cranes Roost Park / 4-11PM / www.altamonte.org Cinematic Spectacular Universal Orlando Resort / Times vary / www.visitorlando.com JULY 4 / Fireworks at the Fountain

Lake Eola / 4-10PM / www.cityoforlando.net

JULY 4 / Watermelon 5k

Park Avenue - Winter Park / 7AM / www.trackshack.com JULY 5 / Metallica Worldwired

Tour / Camping World Stadium / 6-9PM / www.campingworldstadium.com JULY 8 / An Evening with Bill

Maher / Dr. Phillips Center Walt Disney Theater / 8PM / www.drphillipscenter.org JULY 10 / Colors of Brass

in Concert / Hard Rock Live / 8-11PM / www.hardrock.com The Plaza Live / 7PM / www.orlandophil.org

JULY 30 / Florida Wedding Expo

Orange County Convention Center 1-5PM / www.3thu.com AUGUST 4 / Movie Night:

La La Land / Leu Gardens / 8:30PM / www.leugardens.org AUGUST 5 / 5th Annual

Oakmonte Village 5k Oakmonte Village Assissted Living / 7:30AM / www.runsignup.com AUGUST 7 / Shattering

the Glass Ceiling The Plaza Live / 7PM / www.orlandophil.org

Boat Show / Orange County Convention Center / Times vary www.orlandoboatshow.com

JULY 13 / Alive After 5:

AUGUST 11-13 / Wizard World

JULY 13 / Professors of Jazz

AUGUST 16 / J. Cole Tour

JULY 15 / Sanford Art Walk

AUGUST 17 / 3rd Thursday

Dr. Phillips Center Pugh Theater / 7PM / www.drphillipscenter.org Downtown Sanford / 6-9PM / www.sanfordartwalk.com

Family Expo / Orange County Convention Center / Times vary / www.mycentralfloridafamily.com

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Arts Market / CityArts Factory Studios / 11AM-6PM / www.downtownorlando.com AUGUST 21 / Rimma and Friends

The Plaza Live / 7PM / www.orlandophil.org

AUGUST 25-27 / Fall Home

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METALLICA WORLDWIRED NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

of Wind Power / The Plaza Live / 7PM / www.orlandophil.org AUGUST 30 / Goo Goo Dolls &

Phillip Phillips / Hard Rock Live / 7:30PM / www.hardrock.com AUGUST 31 / Ed Sheeran Tour

Amway Center / 7:30PM / www.amwaycenter.com

AUGUST 11-13 / Orlando

The Plaza Live / 7PM / www.orlandophil.org

Blues, Brews, & BBQ Downtown Sanford / 5-8PM / www.sandfordwelcomecenter.com

Running 5k / Orlando Cultural Park / 7:30-9AM / www.trackshack.com

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Orange County Convention Center / Times vary / www.wizardworld.com Amway Center / 8PM / www.eventbrite.com

Gallery Hop / Downtown Art District / 6-9PM / www.3thu.com

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ARTS ‘Le Salon’ 2017 Mediums, styles and subjects collide in this hobnob of international and regional artists. ‘Le Salon’ at Snap! Space Gallery encapsulates a wide variety of artisanship ranging from photography to installation. The diverse themes and subjects of the exhibited work create a collection of evocative pieces to meet an array of interests. This showcase will include 30-some-odd artists of varying experience. Those hosted will include newly discovered and previously showcased artists and exhibitions. Some participants include award winning fashion photographer Szymon Brodziak, Orlando based acrylic and oil painter Raymond Klecker and Orlando native 3D paper artist Kelly Ladd.

FLORIDA PRIZE EXHIBITION OMA

Modern Artist Spotlight

Catch a glimpse of a few of the best artistic talents that Florida has to offer. Contemporary art is the focus of this annual, two month long exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art. The spotlight is centered on 10 of the most progressive and captivating artists in Florida. One of which will be selected to win a monetary award based on a recent body of work that best represents their practice. The artists’ work includes a variety of mediums and themes, such as current worldwide issues or social injustice.

WINE & ART WALK THORNTON Sip and Stroll

Support local business owners and artists this summer while enjoying a drink. Ever second Thursday of the month, grab a glass for an afternoon stroll down Orlando’s main street. Businesses situated on the main street will have extended shopping hours, while vendors fill the sidewalk. Artists of varying skill sets and experience levels will have thier work on display along the store fronts. Among the purchaseable handmade goods are jewelry, pottery, wood carvings, illustrations and more. The location of wine glass pick up and walking routes change monthly. To find out when and where, visit thorntonparkdistrict.com.

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The OMA hosts this event to underscore “its commitment to support talented emerging and mid-career artists, while celebrating the vibrant cultural life of Florida.” The award and exhibition is meant to acknowledge the achievements and potential of the selected artists, and to encourage their ingeuity and passion. This years selected artists are: Domingo Castillo, William Cordoba, Coco Fusco, Mark Gerstein, Aramis Gutierrez, Dana Hargrove, Lis Iglesias, Carl Juste, Ralph Provisero, and Chase Westfall.


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P H OTO G R A P H Y BY B R I O N P R I C E

Runway To Hope Spring Fashion Soiree

FABCO at Cafe de France

Cocktails for a Cause at Citrus Club

Runway To Hope Spring Fashion Soiree

Orlando Fringe Festival Opening Party

FABCO at Cafe de France

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VACATIONLAND STK at Disney Springs Celebrates 1 Year STK Orlando celebrated its first anniversary in its new Disney Springs home and showed their appreciation by toasting their first year with a huge white party celebration. Their private roof-top section was loaded with delicious bites and cocktails, and the music made the urge to get on the dancefloor irresistable.

ERUPTING WITH EXCITEMENT

Volcano Bay Makes Its Summer Debut A revolutionary water theme park has risen at Universal Orlando Resort – Universal’s Volcano Bay is now open. Volcano Bay is Universal Orlando’s third theme park and the next chapter in the award-winning vacation destination’s evolution. Volcano Bay is a next-level water theme park, combining spectacular storytelling and incredibly immersive guest experiences with innovative technology exclusively designed for Universal to give visitors a fun-filled, hassle-free experience with their friends and family.

“Universal’s Volcano Bay sets a new standard on every level – from the attractions to how our guests experience them,” said Tom Williams, Chairman & CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our new water theme park is the perfect complement to the rest of our incredible destination. It provides our guests with spectacular entertainment experiences and innovative technology that helps them enjoy more of what matters most – connecting with each other and having an amazing time together.”

LIGHT IT UP!

Pandora - The World of Avatar Walt Disney Imagineering, in collaboration with Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment, brings to life the mythical world of Pandora, inspired by Cameron’s blockbuster film, Avatar. Pandora - The World of Avatar brings a variety of exciting experiences to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including the family friendly attraction, Na’vi River Journey, and the exhilarating 3-D attraction, Avatar Flight of Passage, as well as dining and merchandise locations. This is going to be a sure fire hit for Orlando tourism this summer. Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger (left) and filmmaker James Cameron (right) dedicate Pandora - The World of Avatar Photo by David Roark 32

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Summer Sunnies DIOR “J’ADIOR” SUNGLASSES Unveiled at the Summer 2017 show, the “J’adior” sunglasses make a strong statement. On the front, black silkscreen printed logos directly echo the Ready-to-Wear collection. The ultra-flat grey lenses ensure 100% UV protection. / Only available in boutiques.

THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR When choosing the right sunscreen Beach season is here, and in Florida

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the sun beams down on us hard. It is very important to protect your skin! But be aware of what you are putting on your skin because ingredients matter, and in the store, seeing all the different options, who knows what to buy? What’s the difference between SPF 70 and SPF 100? Next time you’re searching for sunscreen, here are some things to look for and some things to steer away from. WHAT TO LOOK FOR: • Choose SPFs between 15 and 50 ( after 50 its all the same). • Broad-spectrum coverage - Protects against both types of rays: UVB and UVA. • Water-resistant. It must specify whether it protects the skin for 40 or 80 minutes of swimming and/or sweating. • Sunscreen that uses mineral and/or organic components.

WHAT TO AVOID: • Sunscreens with vitamin A - Good for eating, but not for the skin. • Oxybenzone - It is synthetic estrogen that can penetrate the skin and disrupt your hormone system. • Avoid any skin and/or lip products with ingredients including octinoxate, homosalate or paraben preservatives. • Sunscreens with insect repellent - If you need repellent, buy it separately and put it on first. Keep these tips in mind on your next trip to the beach, and you and your skin will be covered!


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STYLE

GOT THE TIME? With the Neiman Marcus summer collection, you’ll look even more stylish in their latest accessories. Take a look at their sophisticated watch line. Neiman Marcus is always known for their pristine attention to detail, and their collection of watches are no exception.

BUCKLE UP! Seriously, and we’re not talking about seat belts. Gucci’s latest collection includes a wide selection of belt buckles that will add that kick to your personality. Figuring out what to treat yourself to after that big promotion? Why not be more stylish? After all, first impressions do count. Especially with that new management position.

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with their fabrics! One of the biggest fashion mistakes you’ll ever make is losing yourself in the heap of the latest trends. Don’t forget about the one person you’re buying these clothes for: Yourself. Be true to who you are. Supply yourself with what speaks to you the most in designer collections. Take the time to find out what looks good on you. Have you always been a fan of slim fit jeans? Perhaps a more tailored suit would look better. Make sure you’re looking for the perfect style for the perfect you, and never settle for anything less.

IF IT FITS,

buy it in every color.

If there is one fashion tip we could possibly give you, it’s this: literally buy the same shoes, tops, pants, coats, even an accessory, in different colors. That really sexy top you came across in Hugo Boss? Buy two more in different colors! Different colored clothes gives you more options of what to wear throughout your week. If that sexy shirt your wife/husband thinks looks absolutely stunning on you, consider this option. There have been countless instances where your cutest T-shirt is about to go into the laundry basket (we’ve all been there), and if you followed this helpful fashion

tip, you would be able to evade this particular scenario by simply putting on a different colored T-shirt that’s exactly the same as your dirty T-shirt. As we have mentioned before, this can apply to any type of clothing; whether you have different colored pants or different colored shoes, just swap them out with similar options in various colors.


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COME EQUIPPED Your hair care arsenal is not complete without one of these hair kits. Your standard kit should provide a lint remover, a travel comb, a toothbrush, a mirror, a cuticle pusher, two nail clippers, a nail file, tweezers, scissors, a razor with separate blades and an emergency mini sewing kit.

THINK BIG THINK FULLER Thicker, long lasting hair tips right here! Naturally, when it comes to good hair, we as men think of a full head of hair. But why stop there? Take care of your hair by understanding how to maintain good hair and avoid hair damage and hair loss. By utilizing these tips, you have a higher chance of a memorable first impression, and even getting more engaging compliments in your confidence vault.

SHAPE IT UP Tame that beard with a nice trim. Every bearded man needs their own lucky trimmer to shape up those edges and even out the thickness, or to make cool swirly designs or what have you. Maintain and continue your hair hygiene the right way with the right razor and trimmer at your reach.

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Gentlemen, we love wearing hats. Let’s face it, we can’t evade putting on the simple snap-back or even a beanie on a bad hair day. But the problem with hats is that they don’t give our hair a chance to breathe and have some fresh air. That increases the chances of hair loss, and unless it is by choice, no young man with good hair wants to be bald at 30. Now, we’re not saying to avoid hats at all costs (After all, hats are very stylish these days). We recommend you wear them on the right occasions, and not on an every day basis. For maintaining your hair health, a good wash with beneficial shampoo and conditioner will do the trick. But one thing is for certain: when you get out of that shower, dry your hair (pat-drying is definitely preferred). When we say pat-drying, we literally mean to take the towel and pat your hair dry. Dragging the towel on your head only causes your hair to bunch up and frizz out. Damp hair is

prone to damage, and drying your hair incorrectly is one of the leading causes of damaged hair. Hair begins at the base of your head, the scalp. Your hair is essentially protein and an extension of your scalp, and both should be treated with care. Wash your scalp daily to minimize those clogged pores and clear out those skin flakes because nobody likes a dirty head. As mentioned before, you should use good shampoo for roughly two minutes. Be sure to also take advantage of exfoliating once or twice a week. Washing your hair in hot water or excessively using a blow dryer to your hair can cause dryness of the scalp. Should scalp dryness occur, always be sure to replenish moisture by using a hydrating conditioner to eliminate dryness at the source. With these helpful tips, be sure to use them to your advantage to better yourself so that in the future you can land that awesome interview or fulfill that perfect first date.


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CELEBRITY SOUP

From Damn Daniel and Chewbacca Mom to Antoine Dodson’s ‘Bed Intruder’ rant, these days it feels like a new viral celebrity is born every second! Internet stardom comes in the blink of an eye, and there’s no telling when a completely random video will suddenly go viral and amass millions of views. Sometimes these celebs desire the fame and embrace the experience, and other times, they don’t. Either way, they’re irrevocably tossed into the spotlight and forced to survive the intense and sudden scrutiny of the world wide web. Here are several stars who turned their viral fame into a living and found themselves with brand new careers!

MICHELLE PHAN When it comes to making a fortune out of viral fame, who else to start with then arguably one of Youtube’s most successful stars? 30-year-old Michelle Phan was one of the earliest YouTube adopters to share beauty tutorials on her channel. When a couple of her videos were picked up by BuzzFeed, she got her first taste of viral fame and it was all uphill from there. Over the past ten years, Michelle has uploaded hundreds of DIY videos and amassed nearly 9 million subscribers and one billion video views. In addition to working with Lancome, L’Oreal, and releasing her own line of cosmetics, Michelle has also built a $500 million subscription beauty sampling company and achieved a personal net worth of an impressive $3 million. JEREMY MEEKS From attractive felon to high-end fashion model, Jeremy Meeks is a rare example of when a life of crime DOES pay! In June 2014, Jeremy Meeks was dubbed the “hottest felon” in the world after his police mugshot went viral. After serving his time in prison, Jeremy was released in 2016 and left his life of crime behind to pursue one of the many modeling offers he received as an inmate. The 33-year-old—who has also been nicknamed The Blue Eyed Bandit and Jail Bae—has since modelled at New York Fashion Week and now drives to and from his luxury mansion in a beautiful Maserati. He has over one million Instagram followers and 500K Facebook likes, but unfortunately the fame and money isn’t enough to entirely bury his criminal past. Due to his status as an ex-con, Jeremy was recently deported from the UK less than eight hours after landing at Heathrow Airport to take part in a fashion photo shoot. LAINA MORRIS You may have never heard of Laina Morris, but if you’re familiar with internet memes, you’ve definitely seen her picture before. Several years ago, Laina filmed a spoof entry to a Justin Bieber contest that featured her singing her own creepy lyrics to the tune “Girlfriend” with a crazy, wide-eyed stare. Though Laina didn’t win the contest, someone uploaded a screenshot of her submission to the social-sharing site Reddit, and within hours the picture had gone viral. The following morning, it had become the meme known as Overly Attached Girlfriend and Laina wasted no time cashing in on her viral fame. While she’s not a millionaire yet, she’s since been able to drop out of school and quit her job to become a full-time YouTuber. She has even invested in professional management for her comedy channel that now has a following of 1.2 million subscribers. From entering a silly fan contest to forging a successful YouTube career, Laina’s overnight meme status quite literally changed her life. DANIELLE BREGOLI Of course this article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the biggest viral celebrity of the year, Danielle Bregoli! If you’ve never heard the saying, “Cash Me Ousside How Bow Dah,” consider yourself lucky. It is the infamous and now trademarked catchphrase that Danielle hollered on Dr. Phil in September 2016, while trying to challenge the audience to a fight. The unruly 13-year old was brought on the talk show by her fed-up mother, but Danielle’s foul-mouth and “off the streets” accent quickly stole the show and made her an instant viral celebrity. With over ten million Instagram followers and nearly two million Facebook likes, it’s not surprising that Danielle has since signed a reality show deal and is preparing a nationwide tour, where she expects to make at least $50K a stop. Sources watching her net worth estimate Danielle will be a millionaire by the end of 2017…how bow dah?! STYLETOME.COM |

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SHAWN MENDES LIVE IN ORLANDO If you don’t know who Shawn Mendes is, you’re only one of a few. The young guitar-slinging singer has taken over the Top 40—and has captured the hearts of the most adoring female fans along the way. In anticipation of his second album, Illuminate, Shawn Mendes is headlining his first world tour with special guest Charlie Puth, heating up the Florida summer with some of the hottest tracks of 2017. A night at the Amway Center is certainly a long way from Mendes’ Canadian roots; born in Toronto, the teen heartthrob probably did not set his sights on international fame when he posted his first videos of himself singing on Vine. With 22.3 million followers on Instagram and nearly 6.4 million Facebook fans, Mendes has swooned music lovers young and old in only a short few years in the spotlight. Shawn Mendes is currently one of America’s favorite pop stars, and for those who are not loyal fans of the 18-year-old singer, it may be surprising to hear that he built an impressive base of social media followers on his own. Only a year 54

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after teaching himself to play guitar by studying YouTube tutorial videos around age 13, he began recording videos of cover songs online, gaining millions of views and followers in a matter of months. Mendes became so well known for his unique renditions of hit singles that he caught the ear of artist manager Andrew Gertler, who discovered him in 2013. By 2014, Mendes was the third mostfollowed musician on Vine, and was signed to Island Records where he would release his first single, “Life of the Party.” The track made Mendes the youngest artist to debut in the top 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Handwritten, Mendes’ first fulllength album, allowed the young singer to garner a winder range of fans that stretched far beyond his social media outlets. Although the album was successful—selling 106,00 copies in its first week—it was the first single from his sophomore album, “Treat You Better,” that separated Mendes from the other up-and-coming online stars in the making. Unlike his pop music contemporaries, Mendes opted for a softer,

classic rock-inspired sound to create timeless songs that would stand out from the sea of synthesized tracks flooding radio at the time. This new direction of sonic innovation, characterized in his fan favorite, “Mercy,” allowed Mendes to adapt beyond the identity of a teenage pop star; he was now able to grow into an artist blooming with mature musicianship and taste. His latest single, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” shows a different side of the songwriter, offering a minimalistic palette of sound that highlights the strength of Mendes’ wild and raspy voice. Fans all over the world are counting down the days until the September release of his next album, but you have the chance to hear songs from Illuminate live at the Amway Center. Make sure to get your tickets to this on-trend concert event that will certainly be a summer night you wont want to miss.


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HIS LATEST SINGLE, “THERE’S NOTHING HOLDING ME BACK,” SHOWS A DIFFERENT SIDE OF THE SONGWRITER, OFFERING A MINIMALISTIC PALETTE OF SOUND THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE STRENGTH OF MENDES’ WILD AND RASPY VOICE.

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HURACAN PERFORMANTE

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“The Performante features Forged Composite in structural components including front and rear spoiler, the engine bonnet, rear bumper and aerodynamic diffuser, contributing to the car’s weight reduction of 40 kg.”

“The Huracán Performante is the convergence of technological developments to produce a car delivering perfect performance,” says Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stefano Domenicali. “This new car represents the powerhouse of Lamborghini DNA and innovation, and a 360 degree approach to creating class-leading super sports cars. It illustrates the pinnacle of Lamborghini V10 production car performance to date, on both track and road, and is perfectly exemplified by its name: Lamborghini Huracán Performante.” Lightweight Engineering Based on a hybrid aluminum and carbon fiber frame, the Huracán Performante’s body is produced from aluminum in conjunction with significant use throughout of Lamborghini’s award-winning Forged Composite. Using chopped carbon fibers in a resin, Forged Composite allows the creation of lightweight, complex geometrical shapes beyond that possible with traditional carbon fiber composite materials, while maintaining optimum stiffness. The Performante features Forged Composite in structural components including front and rear spoiler, the engine bonnet, rear bumper and aerodynamic diffuser, contributing to the car’s weight reduction of 40 kg. Active Aerodynamics Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA) The Huracán Performante adopts Aerodinamica Lamborghini Attiva (ALA): ALA is also the Italian word for wing. This patented active aerodynamic system developed by Lamborghini for the Huracán Performante provides an active variation of

aero load for high down force or low drag. The system is completely integrated into the vehicle in terms of design, weight and performance. The front spoiler integrates the electric motor of the front ALA system, built in a carbon forged frame with active flaps on the top exterior surface. The rear bonnet is designed around the air ducts to the rear wing as well as the wing pylons. Lamborghini’s Piattaforma Inerziale (LPI) governs all the car’s electronic systems in ‘real time’ and is perfectly integrated with the ALA system, activating the ALA system flaps in less than 500 milliseconds to ensure the best aerodynamic set-up of the car in every driving condition. When ALA is off, the active flaps inside the front spoiler are closed, generating the desired high downforce for high speed cornering and full brake conditions. When ALA switches to on the front flaps are opened by the front electric motor, reducing air pressure on the front spoiler and directing air flow via an inner channel and through the specially shaped underside of the car. This drastically reduces drag and optimizes conditions for maximum acceleration and top speed. In the rear of the Performante four ducts are installed below the rear bonnet. The two central ducts are always open to allow underhood ventilation and exhaust cooling, while the two external ducts are connected to the inner channels of the rear wing. The air flow through the rear wing channels is controlled by two electro-actuated flaps. The entire system is 80% lighter than a traditional hydraulic system.

in high speed cornering and full braking by creating maximum vertical downforce; 750% more than a Huracán coupé. The LPI turns on the ALA in high throttle conditions, opening the rear flaps to allow air through the rear wing’s inner channels and directing air flow through ridges underneath the wing. This reduces drag and maximizes the car’s acceleration and top speed capabilities. In addition, the rear wing’s inner air channel is split right and left, allowing aero vectoring for high speed cornering. Depending on the direction of the turn, the LPI instructs ALA to be switched on in either the right or left side of the spoiler, increasing downforce and traction on the inner wheel, counteracting the load transfer in rolling conditions. This in turn optimizes the chassis’ momentum, requiring a reduced steering angle and improving the car’s overall dynamic stability. Price of the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and Market Delivery The first customers will take delivery of the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante this summer at suggested retail price of $274,390 (suggested retail price taxes/GST excluded). Engine: 5.2 liter V10 HP: 640 hp 0-62 mph: 2.9 seconds Top Speed: 202 mph

When ALA is off the rear flaps are closed, permitting the rear wing to act as a traditional fixed wing. Stability is enhanced

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SUPPLEMENTAL TRAVEL INSURANCE: IS IT WORTH IT? By Mark NeJame Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley

Summer is officially here: the kids are out

of school, Florida’s sun is unrelenting and the I4 corridor is crammed with tourists at all hours of the day. For us Floridians, escaping the crowds and heat with a summer sojourn is essential. And as we plan our vacations, we each implement our own methods of preparing for travel… packing cubes? Check luggage or carry on? Should I purchase travel insurance? The last question is asked each time you book your ticket – and if I may assume the usual answer is to decline such insurance – but there are many plans out there that cover more than your flight and luggage loss. And on a recent trip to Italy, my travel buddy happened to purchase a comprehensive travel insurance plan for a whopping $38.00. “Do you want one?” she asked. I pushed it aside, relying on the comfort of my credit card-issued travel insurance and declined.

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And then it happened. We got into a little, um, fender-bender. We were okay; the car, however, was not. And as luck should have it, I was the primary driver (definitely not my fault!) and the car was rented with my credit card. For those who don’t know, rental car companies in Europe are not sympathetic (I learned this the hard way years ago, hence my concern). So prior to calling the rental car company, I began my investigation. Was the damage to the car covered? What if I was hurt, would my medical costs be covered? Here are a few things I learned: 1. Look at your primary medical insurance policy for coverage first. If you are hurt or injured and need medical assistance, the first policy that will be examined for coverage is your primary medical insurance. If your primary policy does not cover you overseas, then “supplemental policies” will kick in.

2. Travel insurance offered by your credit cards is considered supplemental to your primary health and auto insurance. Most credit cards offer some level of coverage for auto accidents, lost luggage and medical emergencies. The trick is, in order for the credit card insurance policies to kick in, you generally have to book your travel reservations, hotels, flights and cars with that particular credit card. Then, if it’s determined your primary policies do not cover, the credit card insurance will kick in. 3. Don’t forget to decline the additional coverage offered by rental agencies and airlines! Here is where it gets tricky. Most credit card companies require, as a condition precedent to utilizing the travel insurance offered in your membership agreement, that you DECLINE all additional coverage options offered by the airlines and rental car agencies. So when Hertz asks if you want insurance for


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an extra $18.00 a day – NO. This may seem contrary to logic, but in most cases you will end up in a worse position if you elect to take the additional coverage. 4. Third party comprehensive travel insurance policies are also considered supplemental policies. They “fill the gaps” left by your primary insurance policies, similar to the credit card policies. Often times, these travel policies are far more comprehensive than primary and credit card policies and allow for the policyholder to choose various levels of coverage in areas such as medical, lost luggage, flight cancellation and even unorthodox situations like losses due to terrorist-related events. 5. Watch for exclusions! Truly, prior to this incident I thought American Express was the

gold standard. Wrong. While I love my Amex for many reasons, their rental car insurance policy was riddled with exclusions, such as covering rental cars in Italy (what are the chances); cars with a FMV over $50,000.00; SUVs; many “exotic” models (which were not so exotic); cars driven on dirt roads; etc. This was much to my dismay; Amex has gotten me out of many overseas travel jams before. Chase Sapphire Reserve ended up providing better insurance than I have at home through my primary policies – highly recommend this card for travel. So what’s the takeaway? Every situation will be different, however it’s best that you understand your primary policies, how they operate overseas in various situations (you will have to review both your medical and auto policies). Once you understand the coverage

provided, you will see where the “gaps” are – this is where your supplemental insurance will kick in. Read through your credit card policies PRIOR to making your reservations and flight purchases; your credit card’s insurance policy may be the deciding factor in what card you use for your trip. And lastly, third party supplemental travel insurance isn’t totally redundant, particularly when it comes to medical insurance. Just make sure that your election to participate in one supplemental policy doesn’t negate your ability to utilize the one you may really need.


SPOTLIGHT ON REAL ESTATE

WHY SHOULD I INVEST IN

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE?

By Hooman Hamzehloui

The economic crash of 2008 sent

Trump to see the value in this acquisition. Our

choose your broker, ask them to show you their

commercial real estate prices into a free fall.

client started with a fresh coat of paint and

recent resume of investment sales. Ask them to

According to the Massachusetts Institute of

the center started to come to life. Prospective

show you the letters of recommendations from

Technology Center for Real Estate, property

tenants began to fill the vacancies and the net

their past clients. Don’t just take their word for

values plummeted by 10.6% in the fourth

operating incoming slowly started to climb. The

it, look up the transactions online and verify

quarter of 2008. As we all know, it only got

Mcdonalds ground lease will soon be closing

if the numbers that they’re bragging about

worse from there. This created a spectacular

for over $1,500,000 dollars and our client is will

match up to the numbers recorded in the public

buying opportunity for savvy investors. They

be playing on the house’s money. Within a year,

record. The numbers don’t lie, but swampland

didn’t have to reach for low hanging fruit. All

they will have received all their money back,

sales people do.

they had to do was pick the fruit off the floor.

and they will have a shopping center that will bring in over $200,000 dollars a year until they

Commercial real estate investors don’t make

decide to sell. As their occupancy reaches closer

emotional buying decisions. Investors are

to 100%, that net operating income will only

primarily focused on getting the highest return

continue to rise. With annual escalators in the

on their investment while minimizing their

leases, that number will eventually reach north

risks. Usually the deals with the highest risk

of $350,000 to $400,000 a year. Can you say

offer the highest rewards. A perfect example of

“Show me the money?”

this is a shopping center we sold to a client in January for $1,525,000. The property consisted

This was such an incredible deal because

of 149,000 square feet, sitting on 15 acres of

it required a little work and some strategic

land at a very busy intersection. Now this center

planning. There are plenty of buying

was only 50% occupied and it needed some

opportunities out there that will produce

renovations, but it was still bringing in a net

similar results. Keep in mind that in the game of

operating income of $166,000 a year. The main

high risk, high rewards real estate investing, it

tenants of this center were Cash America Pawn

is imperative that you use the help of a seasoned

and Mcdonalds. One doesn’t need to be Donald

commercial real estate professional. Before you

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW Special Promotional Feature

WHAT FEDERAL JURORS SHOULD KNOW BUT AREN’T TOLD Service as a juror ensures that personal liberty is protected from government abuse. By returning a verdict of not guilty in a criminal case, jurors effectively veto police and prosecutors’ actions that wrongfully seek to punish a citizen. The right to have 12 jurors stand between the government and the citizen facing the loss of liberty was guaranteed by the Founding Fathers in the 6th Amendment of the Constitution.

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Today’s jurors are not told about the factors that Federal Judges consider when sentencing a defendant. Jurors are also not told of minimum mandatory sentences which require the court to impose imprisonment for two years to life, depending on the crime. Likewise, jurors are not told of the maximum sentence for each charge. Prison terms for 10, 15, or 20 years and longer are common in federal court. The jury is told by the Judge that they are not to consider the punishment when reaching their verdict, yet punishment is a realistic concern to the jurors and society. Jurors are not told that in the early days of this republic, juries routinely returned not guilty verdicts because the punishment was too harsh or the law was improperly applied against the defendant. Many people believe that early parole reduces sentences. Jurors are not told that parole no longer exists in the Federal system and that the defendants will serve 85% of the sentence even with exemplary behavior in prison. Juries do not know that in determining a sentence, the court will consider crimes on which the jury returned not guilty verdicts. For example, if the jury finds the defendant not guilty on four counts of mail fraud and guilty of one count, the sentence can vary from 0 to 20 years in prison. The court will consider the counts on which the defendant was found not guilty as if the defendant was found guilty on the charges. In many cases this will result in a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison rather than probation or a short term of incarceration.

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Juries are also not informed that if the defendant is found guilty of one count, the court, in sentencing, may consider conduct for which the defendant was not even charged and tried. The uncharged acts are never considered by the jury but can significantly increase the sentence. Jurors are also told that they must accept the law given by the court. In the past, many juries returned not guilty verdicts because laws were unfair or applied to the defendant unfairly. One of the most famous examples of this was the prosecution of William Penn in England before he came to America and founded Pennsylvania. Penn was on trial for disturbing the piece for preaching his religion at an unlawful assembly. The court instructed the jury on the law and when the jury returned a verdict of not guilty the court refused to accept it. The judge told the jury to return a verdict of guilty. William Penn told the jury not to give in to the Judge. One of the jurors yelled “Nor will we ever do it” (return a guilty verdict). The jurors were kept in detention for four days and deprived of food; but finally, the Judge accepted the not guilty verdict. The Judge then imposed criminal fines on the jurors for returning the not guilty verdict. The jurors were put in jail until the fines were paid. Four jurors filed a suit to be released from jail. The result of that case was that no juror would again be prosecuted for returning a verdict that the court did not like. In order for jurors to fulfill their constitutional role, many believe they should be told of the potential sentence and that juries have historically returned not guilty verdicts when they believed the law was not proper or was applied unfairly. Today, the court instructs the jury that they must accept the law. The jury’s power to veto government prosecutions with a not guilty verdict is an important cornerstone of our constitutional protections.


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MEN WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS: NEUROSURGEON Special Promotional Feature

DR. ROBERT MASSON Showing Up Strong One of the world’s top neurosurgeons and spine health advocates calls Central Florida home. Married 25 years and a father of five, Dr. Robert Masson is driven by a mission to thrive in all aspects of his life and to inspire others to do the same. From family relationships, personal passions and pursuits to professional innovations, community investment and involvement, he leads by example, with the principles of “showing up strong” and “the best you can do is better” guiding all that he does. SERVING AND BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP Director of the Spine Center of Excellence at Orlando Health Central Hospital and founder of the NeuroSpine Institute of Orlando, Dr. Masson has served the community for more than two decades, developing new minimally invasive surgical techniques, including his patented iMAS (interpedicular minimal access surgery), while also advancing concepts in spine health prevention, wellness, fitness, prehabilitation, recovery and technology. Together, these innovations are revolutionizing treatment options and improving recovery times for spinal surgery patients throughout the world while at the same time, placing Orlando on the map as a center of innovation in the field. Combining his skills in microsurgery and his passion for sports, Dr. Masson also pioneered the rapidly growing field of sports spine surgery. As a result, his patients include players from the NFL, NBA, PGA/LPGA tours and the U.S. Ski team. A longtime athlete himself and retired Lieutenant Commander of the United States Naval Reserve, he is committed to proving that patients can not only recover from an athletic spine injury, they can become stronger and healthier after treatment. Driven to share his knowledge and experience to help others beyond his own community, Dr. Masson has served as a national advisor

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for the use of stem cells and biologics in spine surgery and reconstruction, and also leads as an international educator. In fact, several hundred surgeons from around the world have traveled to Orlando to learn Dr. Masson’s techniques and embrace his approach to achieving optimized recovery spine health solutions. He has also established iMAS centers of excellence and faculty across the United States at the University of Pennsylvania, Virginia Mason in Seattle, and Barnes Washington University in St. Louis as well as in Germany. In addition, Dr. Masson serves as the medical director for Growing Bolder, an Orlando-based company focused on wellness and active lifestyle content creation and delivery across all major media platforms throughout the country. ROOTED IN SERVICE AND COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY Fueled by his professional experience and passion for athletics, in 2005, Dr. Masson started his own charity, NeuroSpine Institute Foundation, which operated for eight years to promote safety and concussion awareness in youth sports at a time when the subject was frequently overlooked. Then four years ago, after suffering a cervical spine injury, Dr. Masson focused his own extreme recovery by pushing himself to train and then climb Mount Kilimanjaro as an ambassador for the Livestrong Foundation just a few months after surgery. That climb, which he did alongside local friends and community leaders Wendy Chioji and Marc Middleton, honored cancer survivors and raised more than $200,000 for the fight against cancer. As part of that experience, Dr. Masson worked with Middleton and Chioji to produce the documentary “Conquering Kilimanjaro,” which raises awareness for the value of the journey and the commitment in the fight against cancer. As a father with a passion for helping youth

achieve and lead, Dr. Masson is also a founding supporter of Dueling Dragons, an innovative program that brings together inner-city, at-risk youth with City of Orlando police officers to become a year-round dragon boat team. The mission is to use the sport to form long-term mentoring relationships at a critical time in the lives of the youth while also building bridges of understanding in the community. Most recently, Dr. Masson has tied community philanthropy into his passion for professional motorsports, proudly wearing the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s logo on the prototype car that he races throughout the United States and Canada with his 19-year-old son Kyle, a UCF sophomore, and Rolex 24 and 12 Hours of Sebring winner. From breaking barriers in surgery to advocating healthy living to promoting philanthropy and community causes, Dr, Masson lives by example to serve others and push boundaries to make a difference. When asked about how he does so much, he simply replies, “What the mind believes, the body achieves. My only true fear in life is not giving it my all.”

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS Special Promotional Feature

Orlando’s No. 1 ELITE DOCTORS

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2017 SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE In prefacing this introduction, we’d like to offer an observation, which should be of interest to all. Regardless of medical school class rankings, graduates are all referred to as “DOCTOR.” With this revelation, we should all know that when choosing a physician, one must accept responsibility for adequately researching the doctor he or she is considering. Within our present day society, most licensed to practice medicine are truly miracle workers whether they are completely restructuring someone’s face or saving a life. As much as we realize that every physician is an asset to our community, we also know that some have established themselves at the top of their profession and are considered special; these are the ‘elite,’ the very best of the best. When seeking perfection, we search for the professional who has made it his or her life goal to excel within a field of specialization through many years of study, dedication and determination, continually challenging themselves to advance their knowledge; these brilliant human beings not only save lives but also enrich their communities with a skill set second to none. Beyond this and in order to stay abreast of the latest, almost daily changing medical advancements, the ‘elite’ undergo rigorous maintenance, updating through seminars, conferences and advanced studies to keep current with new technology and procedures. In adding our ‘Orlando’s No. 1 Elite Doctors’ section with this issue, we present a group of physicians, all of whom are reputable, Board Certified in their areas of expertise, extremely well recognized within our community and chosen by their peers. Our objective is to initiate a continuing dialogue with our readers, with an aim toward personalizing some of the finest doctors available.

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS EPILEPSY Special Promotional Feature

AHMED SADEK, M.D. Orlando Epilepsy Center, Inc.

“Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for our epilepsy patients” says Dr. Sadek. He adds, “We strive to achieve our goals of unparalleled epilepsy services to our patients not only through our clinical team but also by providing one of the most sophisticated centers for epilepsy monitoring”. As specialist and thought leader in the field of epilepsy Dr. Sadek believes that medical and surgical approaches for managing epilepsy should be tailored for each patient according to their epilepsy type, functional needs and their goals. In addition to the highly advanced epilepsy management approaches, Dr. Sadek and his team emphasize compassion and patient advocacy as a core philosophy for their patient care.

CERTIFICATIONS: Dr. Sadek is Board certified in the field of Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. IN THE COMMUNITY: Dr. Sadek is the medical director of Orlando Epilepsy Center, as well as the medical director of the clinical neurodiagnostic section at Orlando Health. He also is a member of board of directors of the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (EACF).

“WE STRIVE TO ACHIEVE OUR GOALS OF

EPILEPSY SERVICES: “We provide a comprehensive approach to managing refractory epilepsy patients,” he says. This includes options for long-term video EEG studies, ambulatory recordings, and different prolonged and routine EEG studies as indicated. His services include patient selection for epilepsy surgery and VNS management. In his practice, Dr. Sadek treats different types of epilepsy in adult and pediatric populations.

EDUCATION: Dr. Sadek is an Ivy League-trained neurologist with UNPARALLELED EPILEPSY SERVICES TO extensive training in the field of epilepsy OUR PATIENTS NOT ONLY THROUGH OUR management. He had two years of training in epilepsy in one of the premier CLINICAL TEAM BUT ALSO BY PROVIDING institutions and leading epilepsy centers ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED in the country—the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He received CENTERS FOR EPILEPSY MONITORING.” his residency training at Baylor College CHARITABLE WORK: A number of cases are of Medicine in Houston. In addition to seen as charity every month. his epilepsy fellowship, Dr. Sadek also completed a two-year neuroimaging research fellowship at the University FREE MEDICAL ADVICE: If you have epilepsy and your seizures are of Pennsylvania and has written numerous publications and several book not very well controlled, you need to consult with an EPILEPTOLOGIST chapters. (neurologist who specializes in the field of epilepsy) to achieve the highest likelihood and potential of getting your seizures under control! MEMBERSHIP & ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Sadek is member of the American Epilepsy Society (AES), International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), American Clinical Neurophysiology Society Office: 3849 Oakwater Cir. Orlando, FL 32806 (ACNS), and American Academy of Neurology (AAN). He is an Assistant P: 407-704-8510 Professor of Neurology at University of Central Florida – School of Monitoring Unit: 226 W. Michigan St., Orlando, FL 32806 Medicine, and also Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at University P: 407-704-8380 of Florida – Shands, at Gainesville. www.orlando-epilepsy.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS FLORIDA LUNG ASTHMA AND SLEEP Special Promotional Feature

DR. FORTUNE ALABI Florida Lung Asthma and Sleep Specialists (“FLASS”) Orlando 717 E. Michigan St Orlando, FL32806 P:407-515-8585 Lake Wales 700 SR 60 East Lake Wales, FL 33853 P: 863-266-4630 Poinciana 4553 Pleasant Hill Rd Kissimmee, FL 34759 p: 407-483-8965 Celebration 2940 Mallory Circle St. 204 Celebration, FL 34747 P: 407-507-2615

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS FLORIDA LUNG ASTHMA AND SLEEP Special Promotional Feature

Dr Fortune Alabi is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and sleep Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of general pulmonary and sleep medicine, with special interests in pulmonary hypertension, sarcoidosis, interstitial lung disease, patient safety and perioperative medicine. A graduate of the University of Ilorin in Kwara state, Nigeria, Dr. Alabi moved to the USA and completed his residency and fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Cincinnati, respectively. He is the founder and managing partner of the Florida Lung Asthma and Sleep Specialists (FLASS), with offices in Celebration, Poinciana, Lake Wales and Orlando. Established in 2006, the practice currently has six other physicians and two nurse practitioners, who Dr. Alabi strongly believes are instrumental to this award. Having received this award for the third year in a row, Dr. Alabi wants to recognize his loyal patients, who make all of this possible. They inspire him and his partners on their mission to continuously provide quality and compassionate medical care. He also wants to recognize the many referring physicians that have entrusted their patients to his group over the years. PRACTICE GOALS AND VALUE PROPOSITIONS: at the core of our practice are “6 Cs” which serve as the guiding principles for patient interaction, service and engagement. These corporate goals and value propositions stand as the pillars for the practice operations. The 6 Cs are as follows: COMMUNICATION: At FLASS, we believe that excellent communication is a paramount to any successful patient/physician partnership. We are always looking for innovative tools or technology to make every interaction easy for our patients. Our patients have the option to schedule appointments online via the scheduling system on our website or calling the office directly. We also have secure contact forms on the website that can be used for simple requests, such as medication refills, or general questions to the providers. COMPREHENSIVE CARE: Our approach to patient care is holistic with

a strong focus on every aspect of the patient’s life, not only to their occurring condition. We believe that the emphasis should always be on the patient as a whole and never on their disease alone. COMPASSIONATE CARE: In our view, doctor’s compassion is the ability to actively and deeply imagine the suffering a patient is going through, doctors compassion in our mind trumps medical knowledge. You cannot meet the needs of patients without empathizing with their suffering. COMMUNITY: Our patients are an extension of our FLASS family. Seeing ourselves as the extension of our patients family helps us provide reliable, compassionate and expert guidance for them and their family. COMPETENCY: At the center of FLASS is a team of welltrained physicians and nurse practitioners. All of our physicians are board certified and have many years of experience within their chosen speciality. The members of our team are competent in their unique roles, allowing us to provide individualized treatment to our patients without undermining quality care. We believe our team should be care partners who work together with their patients throughout their decision-making process. To achieve this, we take the time to educate our patients about their diagnosis and available treatment options. COMMITMENT: At FLASS we are committed to being an accessible, convenient practice for our patients. Over the years we have followed this principle by providing multiple locations for our patients. This year, we took a step further by providing a telemedicine service called FLASS Connect to remotely connect with patients on the move, or who cannot make it to the practice in person. This is also a convenient option for the younger tech savvy demography who find traditional office visits time-consuming. Our team is committed to providing the highest level for our care in patients. MEMBERSHIP AND ACADEMIC AFFILIATIONS: Dr. Alabi is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine and

American College of Physician Executives. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida’s School of Medicine. Dr. Alabi is also the current CoDirector of Critical Care at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. AWARDS/HONORS: Dr. Alabi is a recipient of multiple awards, including the 2014 Leading Physicians of the World Award and America’s Best Doctors award for the last seven years. He also won the Patients Choice Award and Compassionate Physicians Award six times. In his own words, the Patients Choice Award is without a doubt what Dr. Alabi takes the most pride in, mainly because it was voted upon by patients-the people he cares about the most. WHAT SETS US APART: Dr. Alabi believes that at the core of medicine is a special gift from God, to use our hands to make a difference in the lives of people who need Gods healing. He sees this as a wonderful blessing and takes it very seriously. At FLASS, we are particularly blessed with an excellent group of people who strongly support our 6 Cs and reflect these values in their daily interactions with our patients. We are different because we sincerely care about our patients. They are not just patients to us, but an extension of our FLASS family. We are always looking for ways to break down the barriers between our patients and the FLASS team through improved communication, accessibility and engagement. Our corporate value proposition of Communication, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Comprehensive Care and Competency are our promise to you. Please do not withhold your feedback, we require you to hold us accountable to this promise. HOBBIES: In his free time, Dr. Alabi enjoys reading just about anything he can get his hands on. Some of his favorite authors include: Malcolm Gladwell, Derek Thompson, Adam Grant and John Grisham. Dr. Alabi also enjoys exploring new parts of the world. Some of his favorite travel destinations have been Sydney, Australia; Mendoza, Argentina; Santorini, Greece; Budapest, Hungary; and Vienna, Austria.


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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS ANESTHESIOLOGIST Special Promotional Feature

DR. JULIET BURRY

Board Certified Anesthesiologist A board certified anesthesiologist with a fellowship in pain management, Dr. Burry finished her residency in the specialty of anesthesiology at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. She then finished her fellowship in pain management through Moffitt Cancer Center and Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Burry obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and worked as a pharmacist in Florida. Having a background in pharmacy gives her a distinct advantage in her field as well as a unique perspective regarding helping patients with their chronic pain. Research in pain care has resulted in new treatment options for patients, making pain management an ever evolving specialty. A popular and effective treatment that Dr. Burry has been able to bring to Central Florida is Autologous Stem Cell Therapy, which uses the patient’s own beneficial tissues for treatment. This non-surgical, minimallyinvasive technique for pain, caused by joint, tendon or ligament problems, can be a good alternative to surgery. This technique utilizes the patient’s stem cells to harness the immune system’s natural healing ability. By providing long term relief with little to no down time, this in-office procedure has changed the lives of

many patients who would otherwise live with significant disability. Dr. Burry’s desire to provide compassionate care to those suffering from chronic pain is what led her into the specialty of pain management. Being able to care on a personal level for patients every day is the reason she continues to love her profession. Along with her friendly and professional staff, Dr. Burry looks forward to serving Central Florida for many years to come. This summer will mark Dr. Juliet Burry’s 12th year in private practice in pain management. She is happy with her decision to have founded the Pain Management Institute & Aesthetics in Altamonte Springs as it allows her to work independently and give each patient individualized care. She has created a flexible setting where she can spend more time and attention on each case. During the past decade Dr. Burry has also had the opportunity to seek out and provide her patients with innovative treatments to help them feel better and lead more productive lives. This has allowed Dr Burry to stay on the forefront of pain management in Central Florida.

499 E Central Pkwy #115 Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 | 407-671-5115 | pmiorlando.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS CARDIOVASCULAR Special Promotional Feature

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS CARDIOVASCULAR Special Promotional Feature

VINEEL SOMPALLI, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I. Vineel Sompalli, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I., Originally from India is Board certified in Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology. He is one of the busiest Interventional Cardiologists in Orlando, with over 6000 coronary and peripheral vascular interventions in the last ten years all while practicing at multiple Institutions in several States throughout the Nation. Dr. Sompalli was the first Cardiologist to perform Angioplasty and Stenting in Carol County, Georgia; as well as one of the principal investigators for C-port Trial (Angioplasty without on-site bypass surgery). Dr. Sompalli is trained as well in Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography and aesthetic venous procedures. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

For the convenience of his patients, Dr. Sompalli is now focused on practicing privately at the multiple locations his group has to offer as well performing cardiovascular procedures at his private outpatient facility. All the Cardiologists and electrophysiologists’ that forms his group continue to render services at Florida Hospital Orlando, Florida Hospital East Orlando, Florida Hospital Memorial and at Orlando Heart & Vascular Center locations. Recently, Dr. Sompalli and the five physicians that form his team have joined Oviedo Hospital expanding all the experience and care they have to offer to a larger community in Orlando and its surroundings. Dr. Sompalli enjoys traveling around the world, reading and spending time with family, friends and his two beloved dogs.

Orlando Heart & Vascular Center Locations: MAIN 11616 Lake Underhill Road. Suite # 215 Orlando, FL 32825 P: 407-482-7788 F: 407-482-8698 SATELLITE OFFICE: 1780 N. Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32804 P: 407-482-7788 F: 407-482-8698 OUTPATIENT FACILITY: 1786 N. Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32804 P: 407-482-7788 F: 407-482-8698

Dr. Sompalli has dedicated over 18 years practice between hospitals in the Orlando area, throughout the Nation and his private practice.

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS ALLERGY ASTHMA Special Promotional Feature

DR. JOSE R. ARIAS, JR.

Allergy Asthma Specialists, PA ABOUT THE DOCTOR Dr. Jose R Arias, Jr. serves the greater Central Florida area as an experienced allergy and immunologist specialist. Dr. Arias assists both adults and children with managing their allergies, asthma, immune system diseases such as recurrent sinus, lung and skin infections, urticari a or hives/welts, food allergies, food sensitivity, drug allergies, insect allergies and angioedema He is able to diagnose and treat children and adults through skin and blood testing, breathing capacity tests (pulmonary function test) patch testing for chemical sensitivity or allergy, skin biopsies, venom testing, oral food challenges and allergy immunotherapy or allergy drops (sublingual immunotherapy). EDUCATION Dr. Arias obtained his medical training at the University of South Florida He studied internal medicine which allowed him to treat adults. He then proceeded to complete two additional years training in Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida There he obtained extensive experience treating children at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital a leading center for pediatric treatment, education and research and at Tampa General Hospital, a level one trauma center and children medical center in downtown Tampa WHAT SETS US APART? In addition to his clear understanding of allergy and immunology and how it can affect the body, Dr. Arias also personally understands these conditions as he too suffers from allergies and asthma. He also has two adult children who suffer from allergies, asthma and tree nut anaphylaxis. Dr. Arias often says “as a patient and a parent of children with allergies, asthma and food allergies, I have been managing these conditions for many years”.

East Orlando/Lake Nona/ Waterford Lakes: 407-608-7871 Dr. Phillips: 407-351-4328 Clermont/Lost Lake Area: 352-243-6767 Altamonte Springs: 407-339-3002 Ocoee: 407-219-3620 www.AllergyCFL.com

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ACADEMIC AFFILIATION AND MEMBERSHIP Dr. Arias is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Central Florida College Of Medicine. This allows medical residents, medical students and pre-medical students to rotate with him and learn from him firsthand. He is also a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAA I), The American College of Allergy, asthma and immunology (ACAA I), the Florida Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society

(FAAIS), The Pan-American Medical Society (PAMA) and the American Medical Association (AMA). CHARITABLE WORK: Dr. Arias has a love and passion for helping others. He has participated as Camp Physician at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida. He has also traveled to Jamaica and has been a part of three medical missions in the mountains north of Ocho Rios. FREE MEDICAL ADVICE: When seeking care for your allergies and asthma, make sure the physician you are seeing has done a specialized 2 year training in Allergy and Immunology to achieve the highest likelihood and potential of getting your allergies and asthma under control. NEW TREATMENT OFFER: We now offer sublingual (under the tongue) allergy drops or immunotherapy. This is available for children and adults in all five of our offices. This option offers the flexibility of completing the treatments at home or in our office. The drops are available to treat pet allergy, grasses, trees and weed allergy. We also offer FeNO (Exhaled Nitric Oxide Levels) to help indentify airway inflammation. FeNO helps with making the diagnosis and management of asthma in children and adults AWARDS AND HONORS: Dr. Arias has been named “Top Doctor” in the field of allergy and immunology for the past 5 years in a row. This is something he feels very proud of obtaining as it is an award chosen by his peers. GREATEST PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT: Dr. Arias’ greatest personal achievement has been raising his two children along with his wife, Jeannie. He is proud to see that despite their allergies and asthma, his children participate in sports with no limitation. HOBBIES: Dr. Aria’s hobbies include attending his alma mater (University of South Florida) football games and Orlando City Soccer as well as attending an Orlando Magic game whenever possible. He enjoys visiting the beautiful Florida west coast beaches, photography and spending time with his large extended family and friends.


ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS COLORECTAL Special Promotional Feature

DR. JOSEPH GALLAGHER Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando Dr. Gallagher graduated from New Smyrna Beach High School. He attended

Vanderbilt University where he graduated with a BE in both Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. He then attended the Chicago Medical School where he obtained a masters degree in Physiology and a Medical Doctorate. Dr. Gallagher completed a five year General Surgery Residency training program at the University of Florida. He then completed a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Colorectal Surgery. He is past president of the Florida Chapter ACS and the Woodward Society and is current ACS Governor representing Florida. Currently, he also holds the position of program director of the MIS program Orlando and is volunteer faculty for UF, FSU and UCF. He also volunteers medical care for Orange County and Shepherds Hope. Dr. Gallagher is a practicing physician at the Colorectal Clinic of Orlando, the oldest colorectal practice and fellowship program in Orlando. His partners are Doctors Williamson, Ferrara, DeJesus, Mueller, Solomon and Karas. Dr. Gallagher feels that a successful surgical training program requires sharing his knowledge and experience in cutting edge technologies and research in surgery. Dr. Gallagher has been married for 19 years to his wife Kristin who is a practicing psychologist in Maitland. They have three daughters. He is an active supporter of his daughters’ academics, running, dance and cheerleading. He enjoys physical fitness, kayaking and reading.

110 West Underwood St., Orlando, FL 32806 | 407-422-3790 | www.crcorlando.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS INTERVENTIONAL NEURORADIOLOGY Special Promotional Feature

(Left to Right) Drs. Gandhi, Bellew and Hellinger

FRANK R. HELLINGER, JR, MD, PHD Orlando Neurosurgery Dr. Frank R. Hellinger, Jr. began practicing Interventional Neuroradiology, also known as NeuroEndovascular Surgery, in Orlando in 1998. He completed Radiology Residency and then a fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1995 and stayed on staff at the Mass General rising to Director of Interventional Neuroradiology in 1998 when he moved to Florida. Dr. Hellinger has performed over 10,000 NeuroVascular procedures including treatment of over 1000 cerebral aneurysms and performance of over 500 carotid stenting procedures. The NeuroVascular Group of Orlando Neurosurgery expanded in 2008 with the addition of Michael Bellew, MD. Dr. Bellew completed Neurosurgery Residency in New Orleans at Tulane and a fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology with the Indianapolis Neurosurgical Group while furthering experience in open vascular neurosurgery. Dr. Bellew’s interests include Carotid Endarterectomy, open aneurysm clipping and cerebral bypass procedures in addition to the full range of Interventional

Neuroradiology. Dr. Bellew also serves as the director of the Neuroscience Module and the Neurology Core Clerkship for the UCF College of Medicine.

played a key role in the CREST, SAMMPRIS, SWIFTPRIME and MERCI trials amongst many others. They routinely address the following conditions:

Orlando Neurosurgery’s NeuroVascular Group expanded again with the arrival of Dr. Ravi Gandhi, MD in 2014. Dr. Gandhi completed Neurosurgery Residency and NeuroEndovascular Fellowship at Albany Medical Center in New York and then completed a complex intracranial fellowship with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Indianapolis in 2014 during which he acquired skill in open vascular and skull base neurosurgery. Dr. Gandhi’s interests include both open and endovascular treatment of carotid disease, intracranial aneurysms, cerebral bypass procedures, trigeminal neuralgia as well as brain and skull base tumors.

1. Cerebral Aneurysm 2. Carotid Artery Stenosis 3. Vertebral and Intracranial Stenosis 4. Vascular Malformation or Fistula of the Brain, Head & Neck and Spine.

Together, Drs. Hellinger, Bellew and Gandhi provide comprehensive care to patients with all major NeuroVascular conditions at all hospital systems in Central Florida. They offer the most advanced therapeutic options including those only available through clinical trials. They

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They commonly perform the following procedures: 1. Carotid Endarterectomy 2. Carotid Stenting 3. Aneurysm Clipping and Coiling 4. Brain AVM Embolization, Resection and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery 5. Embolization and Surgery for Brain and Spinal Dural Fistulas Theirs is the largest, most advanced NeuroVascular practice in the state offering cutting edge care in a safe and compassionate manner.


ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS PERIODONTIST / IMPLANTS Special Promotional Feature

DR. RYAN MENDRO & LUCIA ROCA MENDRO

Precision Periodontics & Dental Implants Dr. Ryan L. Mendro and Lucia Roca Mendro have dedicated their careers to help Central Florida residents restore happier, healthier smiles. Both doctors are board certified Periodontists who have been uniquely trained in treating periodontal (gum) disease and the placement of dental implants. They believe dentistry and periodontics are the perfect combination of art and science, which gives them the opportunity to not only treat disease, but to help improve their patients’ health as well as their smiles! Dr. Ryan Mendro earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Florida, his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Columbia University, and his Masters of Science and Certificate in Periodontics also at the University of Florida. Dr. Lucia Roca Mendro received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Francisco Marroquin University, her Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Connecticut, and completed her Periodontics residency and received her Master of Dental Science at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, and are active members of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, and Florida Association of Periodontists. They are published authors and remain active in the dental community and serve as a members in several professional organizations. In addition, Dr. Ryan Mendro is also a courtesy faculty member at the University of Florida where he volunteers and teaches Periodontics.

Rest assured, you can expect quality, expert care and the most advanced state of the art treatment options. At Precision Periodontics and Dental Implants, the team is committed to providing the latest technology. For example, they perform the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), a specialized treatment for gum disease. Additionally, both doctors provide the Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a revolutionary alternative to conventional gum grafting for the treatment of receding gums. Both procedures are minimally invasive and do not require the use of any scalpels or stitches. Additionally, Dr. Ryan L. Mendro and Lucia Roca Mendro use computed tomography, or 3D scan technology. This technology can allow for the removal of hopeless teeth with the simultaneous placement of dental implants (tooth root replacements). An artificial full set of teeth can made and attached to the dental implants, which provides an instant and permanent hold that eliminates the risk of looseness or slipping associated with traditional dentures. Sometimes this entire procedure can be performed in just a single day! These implantsupported teeth are designed to look, feel and function just like regular teeth. Treating your gum disease, receding gums and replacing your missing teeth has never been easier! In their spare time the doctors enjoys cooking, working out, outdoor activities and spending time together and with their French bulldog, Maurice.

2666 Maguire Rd., Ocoee, FL, 34761 | 407-378-7272 | perioprecision.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS DERMATOLOGIC SURGEON Special Promotional Feature

DR. DIMITRY PALCESKI

Board Certified Dermatologist & Dermatologic Surgeon REFLECTIONS DERMATOLOGY – A PATIENT PRACTICE

One of the things Dr. Palceski finds most rewarding about his practice is having the opportunity to improve the skin of patients of all ages. Be it a baby with a spot of eczema, a teen ager with acne, a mom with sun damage, or a grandparent with skin cancer, Dr. Palceski’s approach is tailored to meet the needs of each patient. As a board certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Palceski is exclusively trained and uniquely qualified to address all conditions of the skin medically, surgically, and cosmetically. His state-of-the-art office, Reflections Dermatology & Center for Skin Care, centrally located in Baldwin Park, is truly a one-stop shop for skin care for the entire family - promoting generations of healthy and more radiant skin. GET TO KNOW DR. P

What made you become a Dermatologist? I’m fascinated by the complexities of the skin and enjoy both the medical and cosmetic nature of the specialty. What is your favorite part of the job? Helping people look and feel their best. Describe your bedside manner. Caring & attentive Anti-aging advice? Use sunblock and a retinoid everyday. I’m never without my? Sense of humor. Hobbies? Traveling and great food. Favorite Quote? “Work is love made visible” - Kahil Gibran.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Dr. Palceski is dedicated to skin cancer prevention and frequently volunteers with a variety of organizations including Aveeno’s Road To Health Skin Tour and the AAD’s Skin Cancer Screening Program. He reminds us that skin cancer is beatable and treatable with early detection and encourages all Central Floridians to get a skin exam every year. ENTRUST THE LIFE OF YOUR SKIN TO AN EXPERT

Whether considering a cosmetic procedure or concerned about skin cancer, Dr. Palceski encourages you to “Entrust the life of your skin to an expert”. Dr. Palceski is recognized as an expert in the field of injectables such as Botox and fillers and is part of “The National Expert Injector Program”; a program committed to patient safety, public awareness and the pursuit of reliable consumer education to help patients seeking injectable procedures find appropriately trained, well-credentialed providers in the core specialties of dermatology and plastic surgery. EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

Medical School - Midwestern University Illinois Dermatology Residency - Northeastern Ohio University - Ohio Additional Dermatologic Surgery Training – UCSD - California PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery American Academy of Dermatology American Osteopathic College of Dermatology American Society for MOHS Surgery Clinical Instructor – NOVA, UCF, LECOM Hospital Privileges - Florida Hospital, ORMC

875 Outer Road Orlando, FL 32814 | 407-895-8818 | www.reflectionsdermatology.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS SPORTS MEDICINE Special Promotional Feature

DR. JASON PIROZZOLO Director of Sports Medicine and Trauma Orlando Hand Surgery Associates

Dr. Jason Pirozzolo is the Director of Sports Medicine and Trauma at Orlando Hand Surgery Associates where he specializes in cutting edge non-surgical orthopedic treatment options. “Historically, we have focused on upper extremity orthopedic problems, specifically involving the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and hands,” says Dr. Pirozzolo. “With new regenerative treatment options now available, we have expanded our services to include stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections to all areas of the body.” Dr. Pirozzolo completed his internship and residency at Duke University, and fellowship at Ohio State University where he participated as one of the team physicians at both institutions. While in residency, he received his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Currently, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Florida State University and serves on the Board of Governors at the Florida Medical Association.  He is also an elected member of the Florida Delegation to the American Medical Association.  “What separates Orlando Hand Surgery Associates from other practices is how our physicians work closely together in order to provide the individualized care a patient needs,” says Dr. Pirozzolo. “I am honored to work with three of the best surgeons in the southeast. We have Dr. Brian White and Dr. George

White, both nationally respected microvascular surgeons specializing in shoulders to hands. They are very well complemented by Dr. Anup Patel, who is a Yale and NYU trained plastic surgeon.” Dr. Pirozzolo is also the President of the American Regenerative Medicine Society which is largely focused on research and development of new cost effective non-surgical stem cell and platelet rich plasma treatments that will ultimately help his Central Florida patients, and his patients from around the world. “Being on the forefront of treatment options that can potentially postpone a large knee replacement, shoulder replacement, or a wrist fusion is very exciting. These regenerative modalities can help our patients live life pain free on their own terms, by not backing them into a pre-set treatment algorithm directing patients to a premature joint prostheses or salvage procedure.” In addition to medicine, Dr. Pirozzolo is also a FAA certified pilot and flies everything from helicopters to jets. In fact, every year since 2009, he has flown his airplane up to Tallahassee during session where he is privileged to be in the chamber of the House of Representatives to serve as the physician for our elected State legislators and their staff.

801 North Orange Avenue, Suite 600, Orlando, FL 32801 | 407-841-2100 | www.orlandohandsurgery.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS INFECTIOUS DISEASE Special Promotional Feature

DR. ARCHANA SHAH

Infectious Disease In 2005, Dr. Shah relocated with her family to the Central Florida area where she continued to practice Infectious Disease. In 2008, she opened Premier Infectious Disease Care in Winter Park. Over the last year, two physicians have joined the practice. Not only has Dr. Shah been affiliated with Winter Park Memorial Hospital for over 12 years, but with the help of the additional physicians, the practice has expanded to cover additional campuses of Florida Hospital (Orlando and East) and Oviedo Medical Center. Over the course of these years she has been blessed to work with a wonderful office staff as well as the many nurses, physicians, and caregivers in the region. Perhaps due to her collaborative temperament, she has been named Best/Top Doc in the Central Florida area for several consecutive years.

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While growing up in India, she was tasked with taking care of her chronically ill grandmother. This in turn drove her to excel academically

132 Benmore Dr, Winter Park, FL 32792 | 321-422-3660

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and pursue an education in medicine. She emigrated to the United States in 1994 where she continued her training. After completing her residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, New Jersey, she joined the Infectious Disease fellowship program at University Hospital (UMDNJ) in Newark, NJ. Training at a large urban Level I trauma center reinforced her love for medicine as well as understanding that you treat patients not just the illness or disease. Dr. Shah recently attended her son’s graduation while her daughter moves up to the eighth grade. In her spare time, she enjoys planning surprise parties, Bollywood dancing, and shopping.


ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS DERMATOLOGY Special Promotional Feature

MICHAEL STEPPIE, MD

Associates in Dermatology Associates in Dermatology has served the medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology and skin care needs of Central Floridians for more than 25 years and has now expanded to 15 locations across Central Florida. Its president and medical director, Michael Steppie, MD, a boardcertified physician with residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery, works continuously to spread the word about skin cancer risks, treatments and preventative measures. Dr. Steppe is an elite member of the prestigious Amonette Circle of the Skin Cancer Foundation, meaning he

has devoted substantial resources to the fight against skin cancer. Nearly 8 million Americans have skin cancer, the most common form of cancer, but only 4.4 million have been diagnosed and treated. For that reason, Dr. Steppie strives to raise skin cancer awareness in Orlando and across the nation. His expert opinions have been quoted in Men’s Health Magazine and he has twice been published in the Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. He is also a well-known presence in local media. Dr. Steppie constantly goes beyond clinical practice to pursue dermatologic research that can benefit patients. For instance, he was recently involved in Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s work on vitiligo, published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Along with lead author Ranjan Perera, PhD, scientific director of analytical genomics and bioinformatics at SBP (Sanford Burnham Prebys) Lake Nona and 11 colleagues, Dr. Steppie investigated the molecular mechanisms that govern the development and

progression of vitiligo. “The promise of a treatment that cures vitiligo, rather than just dealing with the symptoms alone, is particularly exciting,” said Dr. Steppie. Dr. Steppie’s practice reflects his combined focus on research and patient care. His professional staff of skilled and dedicated board-certified dermatologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, paramedical clinical estheticians and support team members takes pride in exceeding patient expectations. Associates in Dermatology offers cuttingedge treatments for skin cancer, such as Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgery, the most precise method currently available to remove skin-cancer tumors. Mohs surgery has a documented cure rate of 99 percent for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. Associates in Dermatology also offers Sensus Healthcare’s SRT100 low-energy radiation treatment, a non-surgical option for removing nonmelanoma skin lesions and tumors. Associates in Dermatology treats a wide range of skin conditions, including psoriasis, acne, eczema, allergic dermatitis and diseases of the hair and nails. Additionally, the practice offers a variety of cosmetic procedures, including Botox® and filler injections, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments. From lifesaving cancer treatment to routine skincare needs and expert aesthetic procedures, Dr. Steppie and his colleagues at Associates in Dermatology are dedicated to providing patients in Central Florida state-of-theart care delivered in a compassionate environment.

15 Central FL Locations | 800-827- SKIN | DermOrlando.com

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ORLANDO’S ELITE DOCTORS DENTIST Special Promotional Feature

DR. WENDI WARDLAW Stoneybrook Dental

SPECIALTY: At Stoneybrook Dental we specialize in CARE with state-of-theart dentistry utilizing CEREC® one-visit, same-day ceramic crowns, Invisalign®, clear braces, Myobrace® therapy, softtissue laser, digital radiography and dental implants. We CARE by providing a relaxed, positive atmosphere with inspiring sounds, aromatherapy, massage dental chairs, monitors in the ceiling and nitrous oxide upon request. Dr. Wardlaw believes in painless dentistry focused on prevention. We are a comprehensive dental practice treating all ranges of General and Cosmetic Dentistry. As a member of the Holistic Dental Association, we treat the mind, body and soul with homeopathic approaches to treatment. AWARDS/HONORS: Dr. Wardlaw has received multiple community outreach awards while serving 10 years in the Army Dental Corps and throughout her training and research at Howard University College of Dentistry and Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

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GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Blessed to be a blessing Dr. Wardlaw is a missionary of 13 years though her not-for-profit Inspired Purpose, Inc. Receiving the 2017 Distinguish Alumni Award from Howard University College of Dentistry and featured in Oprah “O magazine”, Entrepreneur and Fortune magazines, Dr. Wardlaw continues to place God first, serve others and be a forever student.

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AU REVOIR,JEANS!

The new pant trend that everyone is loving As the decade-long jean reign continues, your closet may start to seem lackluster and repetitive. This year, step away from the jeans and see what the buzz is all about when it comes to khaki pants. Khaki pants offer versatile fabrics that can be equally durable to jeans and can look less casual. There are also three different tones of khaki, allowing more outfit options for an array of seasons. The most popular are the standard, beigebrown khaki. Light khakis lean toward yellowbrown, and dark khakis are green-brown or olive.

Khaki pants are also available in a wide range of styles. Chinos are one of the most common, similar to skinny jeans with a slim fit and invisible seams. Other styles available include high waisted, straight legged, boyfriend fit, and more. Khakis are made in every style that jeans come in but come with the benefit of looking business-ready.

THE ORIGINAL BIRKIN Love it or hate it? Made of straw, rattan or wicker, this comeback would make Jane Birkin proud. The basket bag trend is in full swing with classic and practical summer vibes. Minimalistic or with a modern touch of leather and clasps, a woven basket adds a chic touch to any outfit. Unlike some handbags, it is practical for beach days and mimosa-filled mornings alike. Available in every shape and size you can imagine, this style has an equally varying price range.


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OUT & ABOUT

By Hannah Filiatreau

Featured across social media as the trending vacation recreation, stand up paddleboarding (S.U.P.) is surprisingly accessible. A trip to Bora Bora is not required for this meditative day trip. Sparkling clear waters and nature-filled coastlines are readily available in Tampa. A range of environments for paddleboarders of varying skill levels and interests are relatively abundant. Unlike many areas of the state, Tampa hosts both inland and coastal paddleboarding hot spots. It is also home to the Florida Boarder Company, an especially helpful hand for novice boarders. Working from the Hillsborough River, the business holds skill classes, offers group tours, and keeps a reference list of areas that allow boarding. Similar to a cross between surf boarding and kayaking, S.U.P. offers the best of both activities. It requires an obtainable skill set that utilizes more of the body than kayaking but less strength than surfing. However, be warned, seeing someone paddleboard makes it appear less challenging than it actually is. It is very beneficial for balance and endurance. Holding stance for a long period of time and constantly contracting at the core is draining. Keeping the work in mind, do not let the learning process deter any interests of paddleboarding. Out on the open water or gliding down a shaded river, it is worth every ache. Paddleboarding allows a better view of scenery than sitting at the water’s height, especially when viewing wildlife. More than one style of board is available to cater to speeds and other activities. Long and skinny boards allow greater speeds whereas wide and thick boards help with stability. Keeping still offers an array of other activities, such as fishing, yoga and meditation. Being a single rider also means more independence than boating or canoeing.

For any activity, Tampa has a body water, although some areas may require more skill than others. Weeki Wachee Springs is a tranquil water, perfect for beginners and anyone looking to hone in on new skills. It is also ideal for an easy glide downstream. Lettuce Lake park is a natural floodplain with similar waters but does not provide rentals. It has less traffic for this reason and may be better for paddleboarders with personal equipment. Boarders interested in a group tour or lessons may prefer the Tampa Bay Preserve. This option can be scheduled online and all equipment is included. It is a great option for a taste of paddleboarding before purchasing your own equipment, as well as a family or group outing. Professional or more experienced paddleboarders are likely to prefer secluded areas to explore or to avoid working around beginners. Davis Island’s calm waters allow one of the best scenic views and a chance to see wildlife. Tours are also available but the large area allows boarders to keep their distance. Whether it is to view nature or enjoy a relaxing day away from the standard beach crowd, paddleboarding offers something for all ages. Check local rivers, springs and beaches for allowance and equipment availability when planning a trip.

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BEST FRIENDS

SUNBURN Though commonly overlooked, dogs are not impervious to sunburn. It is also more common in some breeds, especially those with short coats, such as pitbulls, weimaraners, and dalmations. Make sure your dog’s undercoat is left untouched and keep hair at an appropriate length. Areas especially perceptible include underbellies and ears.

Summer Dangers By Hannah Filiatreau

When it comes to summer, taking your dog out to join in the festivities is about as good as it gets. Summer fun also brings with it some dangers particular to dogs. Knowing what to watch out for this year will help in keeping your pooch happy and in good health. Most owners know about dehydration and heat stroke, but what about the surprising and forgotten risks? Take a look at these common threats that you may have been overlooking:

TICKS Check your pup regularly after taking a walk, and be especially thorough on dogs with thick coats. This is notably important when visiting wooded or tall grassy areas prone to ticks. The best way to prevent ticks is by keeping up with their medication administration. If your dog does develop an illness from Lyme disease, the most common signs are lameness, lethargy, and enlarged lymph nodes. WATER SPORTS Even if you are not taking part in the action, always take care to make sure your dog is restrained or wearing a flotation device when near bodies of water. Not all dogs like water or can swim, and it is a skill best left to test out at home rather than on accident. Always rinse soon after a swim and provide clean drinking water, as salt and pool water can host bacteria and be harmful when consumed or left to dry on a dog’s coat. SNAKES AND BEES While one is worse than the other, it is best to steer clear of both pests. If a snake is spotted in your yard, leave it be and keep pets indoors until it has left. To avoid snakes, keep yards mowed and free of debris as they often like hiding in shaded areas. If your dog is bitten by a snake contact a vet immediately. If a bee is encountered, a vet is not typically necessary. Allow the swelling to go down and avoid anything that may cause irritation. HOT SIDEWALKS When walking the dog in summer heat, it is important to be conscious of the temperature of the ground their paws are in direct contact with. Chances are if you could not walk on it barefoot than neither can your dog. Schedule walks for cooler times of the day or invest in paw wax. Booties are also an option if your dog can handle them. BBQS AND BLOCK PARTIES Everyone likes a good summer grill out, and while dogs like it, that doesn’t necessarily mean they should be allowed to enjoy it. Some common BBQ and cookout favorites may actually be harmful to your dog or cause a mess for you. Barbeque in particular is a common cause of diarrhea in dogs and corn on the cob is hard to digest. Discarded fruit pits are especially dangerous as they cause choking hazards. Be careful of stray bones and toothpicks as well as they can splinter or poke holes in a dog’s GI tract.

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