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CONTRIBUTORS

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.

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

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

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Dear Readers, The summer is heating up, and so are the amazing opportunities to enjoy time with our friends and family in beautiful Orlando and beyond. Florida was made for summer, so go out and explore all the unique activities here in our city, and maybe even plan a trip far away from home. As we kiss spring goodbye, Let’s set our sights on the endless horizon of vacation destinations. In this Escape the Ordinary issue, discover the wonder of Punta Cana, the idyllic Dominican beach locale that will inspire you to get away from the everyday. Catch a glimpse into Punta Cana’s brand new Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, where adventure meets relaxation in one of the most luxurious resorts on the island. Even if your June plans keep you here in the city, we have an issue full of ways to start your summer on the right foot, from health and beauty tips to ways to incorporate the hot fashion trends of the moment into your wardrobe. Take a look at the latest happenings in music and entertainment, and stay up to date with the most exciting shows and events coming to Orlando. With June comes Father’s Day, and who could forget lavishing dad with the most innovative gifts on the market? We’ve got you covered with great Father’s Day ideas for the dad in your life, so he is sure to feel loved on this special holiday. Now that it’s June, it’s hard to believe that we’re already about halfway through 2018. We could not keep creating Orlando Style, the No.1 magazine in Central Florida without the loyalty of you, our faithful readers. Thank you for your endless support and kindness. Every article, photo series, and interview we compile is for you to enjoy and hopefully make your days, weeks, and even your month a little brighter. To our fantastic advertisers, we are so grateful for your continuous dedication to making our desire of bettering the Orlando scene become a reality. Runway To Hope at Rosen Shingle Creek

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The Princess Ball at the Hyatt Regency Orlando

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Kentucky Derby Party in Winter Park

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20 / TRAVEL ‘N STYLE Discover Adventure By Cathleen K. Bode

30 / DESIGN Jetson Living: It’s the Era of the Smart Home By Yngrid Lindores 34 / BEAUTY The “Designer” Nipple


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36 / FASHION Escape Ordinary Today Photographer Tejal 46 / CELEBRITY SOUP Age Is Nothing but a Number! By Riesa Pascal 48 / DON’T MISS THE BEAT The American West By Courtney Caggiano 50 / FASHION Pop White Photographer Chanel Fernandez 54 / LIVING ‘N STYLE What Not to Wear Heels With

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56 / TOYS The New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé: Performance Meets Design 58 / BARFLY ATTN: Password Required: Vintage Vibes 60 / HEALTH Intermittent Fasting for Health By Mary Martin Armstrong 62 / HEALTH A Beer a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? 64 / BEST FRIENDS Give Your Little One a Summer to Remember By Megan Miller

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66 / SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW What Is an Appeal? Bill Cosby’s Conviction & Why Were There Two Trials? By Mark Horwitz 69 / 5 STAR PROFESSIONALS Special Promotional Feature 94 / IN THE KNOW Guardianship Law: Not Just for the Elderly By Mark NeJame


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JUNE 3 / Fashion Week On The Beach

5:30-8:30PM / News-Journal Center, Daytona Beach / www.eventbrite.com JUNE 5-10 / RENT

Times Vary / Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts / www.drphillipscenter.org JUNE 7 / Orlando Museum of Art’s 1st Thursdays: Art and Architecture

6-9PM / Orlando Museum of Art www.orlando.tamretail.net

JUNE 8 / Titusville Sea Turtle Festival

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JUNE 8-10 / Summerfest

JUNE 16 / Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen

JUNE 24 / 5K@ADA

JUNE 9 / Bonkerz Comedy Night

JUNE 22 / Rebelution

JUNE 25 / Bite Night

JUNE 13 / Dua Lipa

JUNE 22-23 / Celebrity Mascot Games

JUNE 26 / Daryl Hall, Joan Oats & Train Tour

JUNE 14 / Patrick Moraz 8-11PM / Full Sail Live www.eventbrite.com

JUNE 23 / Wine Walk & Art Walk

JUNE 29 / Moonlight Walking Tour

JUNE 16 / Orlando’s Solutionary Peace Walk and

JUNE 24 / Orlando Philharmonic - Harry Potter and

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6:30PM / Central Florida Fairgrounds / www.orlando.eventful.com Time TBA / Amway Center / www.mascotgames.org

1-7PM / Flagler Avenue, New Smyrna Beach / www.see-daytonabeach.com

6:30-8:30AM / Orange County Convention / www.eventbrite.com 6-10PM / Orchid Garden Ballroom / www.orlandoweeklytickets.com 7PM / Amway Center / www.amwaycenter.com

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EVENT RECAP: A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY: This past May witnessed the start of Rey’s journey when LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens MINILAND Model Display opened on May 4th at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort in Winter Haven. Inspired by the blockbuster film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the giant display featured several scenes re-created

with thousands of LEGO bricks, including memorable movie moments with Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren and BB-8, enhanced with lights, sound effects and animation. The new models joined existing LEGO displays that re-create scenes from the first six films in the Star Wars saga. See the photos on the Cool Shot pages throughout this issue. >>


CITY NEWS

IT’S SUMMER TIME AND CENTRAL FLORIDA IS BUZZING WITH ACTIVITY!

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! By Riesa Pascal It’s summer time and Central Florida is buzzing with activity! Fortunately Orlando Style is here to make sure you stay up to date on all that’s happening throughout the City Beautiful. Here are all the highlights, just in case you missed it! The biggest and the best Cinco de Mayo fiesta in Downtown Orlando took place on Wall Street Plaza on Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th. The city came alive as party-goers enjoyed bull riding, drink specials, mariachi bands, mustaches, sombreros, JELL-O shots, piñatas and more at the 2018 Cinco block parties! Live music from Who Rescued Who, DJ Korndogg, The Adam Moreno Project, Audio Exchange, and DJ Ricky kept the good times rolling all weekend long. On May 12th, Church Street District presented the 6th Annual Downtown Brew where beer-loving attendees were welcomed to Church Street for a refreshing day of suds sampling. Guests experienced a night filled with delicious food samples, live music and unlimited craft beers from beloved locations like Swamp Head Brewery, Orange Blossom Brewing Co. and more! In addition unlimited free beer sampling, admission also included a free sampler souvenir mug to always remember the festivities by! The 2018 Florida Music Festival is a multi-day celebration of up-and-coming musicians held in beautiful Downtown Orlando. From May 10th-12th, the free festival allowed fans to experience live music, film, visual arts and the cultural community by welcoming more than 250 performers from alternative, pop, country, urban, hip hop and acoustic formats, along with hundreds of filmmakers and dozens of visual artists. The beer was flowing on May 19th when Beer ‘Merica brought together over 100 American craft brews in celebration of American Craft Beer Week. The event took place at Gaston Edwards

Park and included live music, food and craft brew samplings. Beer ‘Merica featured 100 different craft brews to sample from, all from the good ole US of A! Attendees donned their most patriotic gear all day for a chance to win their favorite beer for a year. All proceeds from Beer ‘Merica benefitted the Camaraderie Foundation. Wedding bells are in the air and though they may be ringing from across the pond, our city is still going to celebrate! On May 19th International Drive’s The Pub Orlando hosted a Royal Wedding Brunch celebrating the wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle. All were cordially invited to enjoy the special royal brunch with festivities beginning at 6:00 am for the ceremony and televised events. The party included a special brunch menu, themed cocktails, raffles, giveaways and more. MegaCon Orlando is the Southeast’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event! It attracts over 100,000 fans each year across four big days of MegaCon fun. From May 24th-27th, the beloved event returned to the Orange County Convention Center for a celebration of all things pop culture. From celebrity autographs to riveting celebrity panels… there was truly something for everyone! It was also a great place for attendees to buy a unique gift (or treat themselves!) with over 400,000 square feet of shopping madness. In collaboration with Caribbean American Passport, the Original Orlando Carnival Association hosted the 31st annual Orlando Carnival at Camping World Stadium on May 27th. Carnival was a family-friendly festival filled with pageantry and a weekend of parties all in celebration the culture of the Caribbean. Downtown Orlando came alive with arts, crafts, vendors, and more as festival-goers were treated to live music featuring Machel Montano and the Monk Band, Raymond Ramnarine, Serani, Menace and others renowned Caribbean artists.

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Vasile Petrutiu, Executive Director of the Central Florida Ballet, announced today that the internationally-renowned World Ballet Competition and All Stars Performance will be presented June 11-16 at the Bob Carr Theater in Downtown Orlando. The World Ballet Competition (WBC), recognized as the most prestigious annual international dance event, opens with five days of intensely competitive and juried solo, partnered and ensemble performances. The elite group of ballet dancers, representing 25 countries, will compete for more than $300,000 in scholarships, cash prizes and contract offers from dance companies around the world. The week-long “Olympics of Dance” culminates with a star-studded All Stars Performance finale on Saturday, June 16 featuring performances from So You Think You Can Dance winner Denys Drozdyuk. Guests of the finale performance are treated to a superb presentation like none other in Central Florida. Matt Palm of the Orlando Sentinel, named the evening “A steady stream of wow-wow-wow.” Central Florida Ballet, producers of the famed WBC, have selected an impressive roster of all-star performers for this year’s event: Denys Drozdyuk, known as the Canadian winner of So You Think You Can Dance, is from the Ukraine and holds a B.A. from the world-famous Juilliard School in New York. He was also featured on NBC’s Hit Television show World of Dance. Hannah Bettes, a native of Florida and former student of Central Florida Ballet, now a soloist at the prestigious Boston Ballet.

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Joseph Gatti, a former Principal Dancer with the Cincinnati Ballet and the first American male dancer to win the prestigious gold medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Lauren Fadeley, trained at the Orlando Ballet School and the School of American Ballet (SAB) and performed in the Academy Award-winning film Black Swan. Lasha Khozashvili, a Principal Dancer with the Boston Ballet whose repertoire includes leading roles in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. Anaïs Chalendard, a Principal Dancer with the Boston Ballet who was formally trained in Germany, Berlin and Karlsruhe and premiered the leading role in Terence Kohler’s Anna Karenina. Christye Alan, an accomplished aerialist who trained at the Tuzer Dance Center in Dallas, Texas and joined the cast of the Siegfried and Roy Show in Las Vegas as a performer. Chris Galen, an exceptional aerialist who also performed in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

Orlando is the prime location for a ballet competition of this magnitude and has been the home of WBC over 12 years. Central Florida Ballet’s Executive Director Vasile Petrutiu stated, “The event has become extremely popular because of our instantaneous scoring process and internet broadcast. It’s gratifying to see after 12 years, the exponential growth in our number of participants and interest our dancers receive by being seen on a global platform.” The World Ballet Competition is open to the public. The competition rounds held Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15 are donation-based for spectators. Tickets for the All Stars Finale Performance on Saturday, June 16 are available for purchase at worldballetcompetition.com.

IT’S GRATIFYING TO SEE AFTER 12 YEARS, THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH IN OUR NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND INTEREST OUR DANCERS RECEIVE BY BEING SEEN ON A GLOBAL PLATFORM. -

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About the World Ballet Competition: World Ballet Competition events are presented by the Central Florida Ballet and funded in part by the Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program; by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida; and United Arts of Central Florida.

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In the Eastern Region of the Dominican Republic surrounded by jungles of coconut trees and lush mangroves sits one of the most idyllic locales in the Caribbean. Punta Cana, the serene home to colorful coral reefs, boasts one of the top beaches in the world, Bavaro Beach. The vibrant lands of Punta Cana and Bavaro live up to its name, La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast. Calm, crystalline waters and powdery white sand peppered with palms stretching to the sky welcome eager voyagers to a getaway at the Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa. The most beautiful aspect of Royalton Bavaro— after the incomparable seaside views—is the transfer services of Nexus Tours, taking you from the airport straight to your resort destination in comfort and style. The Nexus staff even monitors your flight to ensure that your car will be ready when you arrive, so you’ll be in a peaceful state of mind even before your holiday begins. 20

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The newly-opened Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa is your home away from home, keeping you more comfortable than ever with their signature All-In Luxury. The resort features 730 contemporary suites, each with a balcony terrace and Royalton’s own DreamBed and free WiFi with All-In Connectivity. After a soak in your in-room Jacuzzi or treating yourself to a sweet bite from the resort’s 24-hour room service, you’ll wonder how you even vacationed before Royalton. As luscious as the suites may be, the rest of Royalton is calling, so you’ll want to begin exploring the paradisiacal resort grounds as soon as you arrive. Brimming with awardwinning hospitality, world class reservation-free dining with chef-curated menus, an elegant casino for players at every level, and exciting night life and entertainment, Royalton was definitely made for the enthusiastic traveler. With an upgrade to Diamond Club, you’ll experience the best of the island life at

Royalton, from butler and waiter service to the premium Diamond Club Lounge, as well as exclusive pool, beach, and dining areas and complimentary access to the Caribbean’s largest waterpark at Memories Splash. This is the perfect vacation to let the kids tag along on your journey through paradise! The Royalton Bavaro Kids Adventure Program keeps your little ones entertained all day long, with the Clubhouse Kids Club of daily activities and games and the Hangout Teens Club. Rise and shine as the scents of fresh local ingredients invigorate your senses for a morning of adventure with a stroll down to Gourmet Marche, the resort’s international buffet that offers unique flavors and healthy options to get your day heating up. Or if you’re in the mood for breakfast in bed, sleep in and allow Royalton Bavaro’s 24-hour room service to ease you into your midmorning activities.


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CALM, CRYSTALLINE WATERS AND POWDERY WHITE SAND PEPPERED WITH PALMS STRETCHING TO THE SKY WELCOME EAGER VOYAGERS TO A GETAWAY AT THE ROYALTON BAVARO RESORT & SPA.

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic All Inclusive After a delicious breakfast, you might still be hungry… for excitement. If so, you’re in the perfect location for fun in the sun, from shore to sea. For an enjoyable day on property, visit FlowRider, Royalton’s onsite surf machine, where you can hit the waves with the whole family or take private surf lessons. Next, cool down with a ride through the 1,200-foot-long lazy river, complete with mini caves and scenic twists and turns.

Punta Cana is full of ways to express your inner explorer, so grab your favorite swimwear and get ready for an afternoon of discovering underwater wonders. Cruise the coast of Bavaro Beach or take a snorkel excursion in the Coresito Reef, where you’ll get a brilliant view of some of the most interesting sea creatures the Caribbean has to offer, so be sure to bring your waterproof camera to share them with your friends back on land.

From racing speedboats to zip-lining and catamaran sailing to deep sea sport fishing, there’s an endless array of ways to fulfill your need for adventure at Punta Cana. Swim with dolphins, sharks, and stingrays, relax in the natural pools, take a shopping trip around the nearby cities, or opt for a journey to the Los Haitises National Park. Whatever you decide to do on your thrilling vacay, be sure to enjoy both land and sea.

With so much to do in the Punta Cana waters, you might never want to return to shore, but the wonderful resort bars back at Royalton Bavaro Resort may coax you to reconsider. Martini Mix and the Lobby Bar provide creative concoctions to relax you after a day chasing waves and wildlife. If relaxation is more your style, Royalton has wonderful ways to help you center yourself and channel inner peace among the beautiful views of Bavaro beach. Book an appointment at the

Royal Spa, your rejuvenation haven, offering comprehensive spa packages, 30-minute express treatments, and a hydrotherapy circuit. With a full range of massages, body treatments, and facials, you’ll find just the right recipe for kicking back in luxury. Perhaps even stop in for a quick mani/pedi, or makeup and hair services for a glamorous night. The Royalton Fit program will keep you in shape even on your most indulgent vacation. The program offers nearly 120 weekly fitness classes, the latest equipment, and a beautiful atmosphere to make your workout experience an enjoyable one. Get your day started bright and early with a morning yoga class that will energize your cells and enliven your spirit. One of the best ways to relax in royal style is spending the day in one of the cabanas at the Diamond Club pool. Even drown your cares in a poolside beverage as you watch your hopes rise along with the waves. Or make your way down

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to the breathtaking Bavaro beach, and sink your toes into ultra-soft sand and crystal clear seawater, bordered by an offshore reef. End your day of relaxation with beachfront dining at Oceanside. Just a few steps from where you were soaking up the sun will bring you to a scrumptious variety of fresh dishes that will keep you in the island mindset. This open-air restaurant is the perfect option for a lazy beach afternoon or those evenings when you might be in the mood to stay in your bathing suit all day. The eclectic dining options at Royalton Bavaro Resort feature amazing flavors from around the globe. From buffet style to romantic table service, each of the resort’s restaurants will keep you feeling inspired and satisfied. The resort’s Brazilian restaurant, Rio, invites your tastebuds on an exotic trip to South America with rich flavors in a relaxed atmosphere. This steakhouse will leave you craving more of Brazil’s savory plates and tender cuts. If you’ve brought the kids on vacay, be sure to take them to Zen, Royalton’s Asian-inspired restaurant with Teppanyaki tables, where the chef prepares your dinner right before your eyes. Enjoy piping-hot dishes and authentic sushi at this entertaining culinary delight. Looking to treat yourself? Just a walk through the door of Grazie Italian Trattoria will fill you with the delicious aroma of a traditional Italian kitchen. With a menu showcasing cozy Italian comfort food, this is the perfect place to enjoy a yummy plate of pasta or any of your favorite Italian dishes. With several bars on location, a cool drink or a refreshing cocktail is not far away. Each bar specializes in interesting menus and international spirits, so take your special

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WHEREVER THE ADVENTURE TAKES YOU AT ROYALTON BAVARO, YOU’LL BE SWEPT AWAY INTO THE VIVACIOUS AURA OF THE DOMINICAN’S BEST KEPT SECRET.

someone down to the Diamond Club Beach Bar Terrace for a pick-me-up, or have a nightcap at Martini Mix.

Wherever the adventure takes you at Royalton Bavaro, you’ll be swept away into the vivacious aura of the Dominican’s best kept secret.

Walking around the resort might even inspire you to say “I do” underneath the Caribbean sunset. Tropical elegance comes alive at Royalton’s luxury weddings, where you can make your dream wedding a reality in the most beautiful celebration, including a wedding coordinator and a lovely dinner for your most beloved guests. Or make Royalton Punta Cana a honeymoon destination that you’ll remember forever.

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The Nicaraguan tobaccos used in the Padron Serie 1926 have been aged for a minimum of five long years. The 1926 Padron is a great, full-bodied, box pressed cigar with the aroma of well aged, mature tobacco right out of the box. $74 / Available at Coronacigar.com

LENOX FIRELIGHT DOUBLE OLD FASHIONED GLASS

The flame-inspired cuts on this standout double old-fashioned glass from Lenox’s Firelight collection are ideal for complementing your table or countertop--whether for special occasions or a casual get-together. $30 / Available at Macys.com

ROYAL SHAVE MERKUR 34C 4-PIECE SAFETY RAZOR SET

This 4-piece shaving set with the famed Merkur 34C as the centerpiece features a shorter handle with a twopiece construction for easy blade changes. It has a soft best badger shaving brush and comes with a chromeplated razor, brush drying stand, and styptic pen. $100 / Available at Royalshave.com

ALLEN EDMONDS CARLYLE PLAIN TOE OXFORD

Made with Allen Edmonds’ signature 212-step crafting process, this richly burnished leather balmoral features an elongated front with a flatter, tapered toe for a streamlined fit. $425 / Available at Nordstrom.com BROOKS BROTHERS SPLIT CIRCLE TIE

Pure silk woven in Italy. Available in regular and extralong length, 58” and 62” respectively. Width is 3¼”. Dry clean. Made in the USA from imported materials. $80 / Available at Brooksbrothers.com


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DINING Delicious Cooking!

THE HEALTHY JEWISH KITCHEN Too often, Jewish cookbooks still feature many recipes that lack whole grains and include too much salt, fat, sugar, and processed foods. But Paula Shoyer’s delicious take on Jewish cooking is different: she uses only natural ingredients and offers a fresh, nutrient-dense spin on every dish. Here you’ll find very little frying, and no margarine, frozen puff pastry, soup stocks and powders, and most jarred sauces. More than 60 recipes include both Sephardic and Ashkenazy Jewish classics, as well as American and international dishes that extend beyond the Jewish culinary world. In Shoyer’s words: “This book has food you’ll recognize, because you still want to feel connected to your ancestors’ kitchens, but I’ve made it more nutritious and often easier to make. $18 / Available at Barnesandnoble.com

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DATE NIGHT ON ANOTHER LEVEL! Conduct your own date night with Orlando’s Sunrail Looking for a perfect date night or happy hour place to spend it with someone special? We have a idea for you and its on a whole other level. I’m sure you have seen or heard of the Sunrail here in Orlando. Whether you’ve rode it yourself or have had to stop in traffic to let it go by, the Sunrail can be more than just a train taking people to and from work. The Sunrial has many stations and stops but the ones we want to focus on are the ones with all the nice and delicious restaurants. You can start off anywhere really, but typically you would want to start at Downtown or Park Ave. Downtown has many options to choose from that are walking distance from the station, such as Kres Chophouse — a fancy, delicious steakhouse, El Buda — a Latin,

Asian cuisine, Harry Buffalo’s — an more casual bar but with great American food! The next stop is Winter Park. Once you’re off the train you’ll be right in front of Park Ave. There, the dinner choices are endless. Bosphorous — an exquisite Turkish place serving kebabs, falafel & lamb dishes. This place will not disappoint. Luma on Park — a high-end hot spot bringing together a modern aesthetic & a seasonal New American menu. There are also dessert places to go and try out too! You don’t have to stop there! You can stop at Ivanhoe village or Lake Mary and let the night (and train) take you wherever you want date night to go!


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THE PERRY HOTEL A Destination Within a Destination By Dana Damato

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LOCATED JUST A SHORT DRIVE FROM THE WORLD FAMOUS DUVAL STREET, STOCK ISLAND IS HOME TO A BOATHOUSE CHIC BOUTIQUE HOTEL.

I’m a born and raised Florida girl. Being

in a tropical climate, feeling the ocean’s breeze whip through my hair and catching a few waves on my surfboard is something that has been instilled in my day-to-day life. I live for it, I love it and I couldn’t imagine living somewhere that isn’t within a 30-minute drive from the ocean. One of my favorite things about Florida’s beaches is that they are all unique in their own way. More specifically, the Florida Keys is a paradise of its own. Each Key is a little different from the other, but they all have a mystique. Key West is, by far, one of the most popular, but sometimes the hustle and bustle of Duval Street can be overwhelming. For locals and visitors

who want to get away from it all with that Key West vibe and all the same outdoor activities, I know just the spot for you. Located just a short drive from the world famous Duval Street, Stock Island is home to a boathouse chic boutique hotel, The Perry Hotel Key West, which represents the iconic industrial maritime heritage from which Stock Island has developed. Steeped in Key West’s local roots and its tradition of working waterfronts, fishing fleets and marinas, the property’s interior design blends sharp, rugged elements with warm, ocean-inspired touches, evoking the story of fishermen who once sought refuge in Safe Harbour. The 100-room boutique hotel features

hand-crafted art made by local artists, a pool deck that overlooks the waterfront, and guest rooms with spacious, private balconies and expansive ocean views. Stock Island Marina Village is a private marina located just a quick drive away from Key West. The marina consists of 220 slips making it the largest deep-water marina in the Florida Keys, with the ability to accommodate vessels up to 300 feet in length. The working waterfront for shrimpers and fisherman that earned its name from the livestock that were kept there in an era long ago, Stock Island has been quietly flying under the radar as a vacation destination, but not anymore!

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LET ME BEGIN BY SAYING THAT THE CUISINE AT THE PERRY IS UNPARALLELED, FEATURING TWO ‘BOAT-TO-TABLE’ RESTAURANT CONCEPTS.

As soon as I stepped foot into The Perry Hotel Key West at Stock Island Marina, I knew there were big plans for this location with its emerging arts and culinary scene. I could tell this property had a specific appeal to the sophisticated and discerning traveler. The property pays homage to Key West’s maritime and fishing heritage with an edgy, modern design, direct marina access and “boat-to-table” experiential restaurant concepts. A lush outdoor pool area and guest rooms that feature expansive balconies with waterfront views, some even with outdoor showers, are among the touches that set The Perry Hotel apart, making it an ideal home base for boating, diving and fishing enthusiasts looking to experience the natural beauty of the Florida Keys in style. Let me begin by saying that the cuisine at The Perry is unparalleled. Featuring two ‘boat-to-table’ restaurant concepts, they both utilize the freshest produce, highestquality meats and local seafood to showcase classic Key West recipes with a unique twist that can only be found at the property. With a laidback atmosphere that evokes long summer days spent out on the water, the staff is focused on supporting local sources and exceptional guest service. The Perry Hotel sets the bar for waterfront dining in the foodcentric Florida Keys. Let me tell you about Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Bar – it is incredible. Matt’s Stock Island Kitchen and Bar is a true standout in the Florida Keys. The restaurant offers a laid-back atmosphere and culinary experience that

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keeps guests coming every night – there’s no reason to ever leave the property! This full-service restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a focus on local must-haves such as stone crab, snapper and Key West pink shrimp. Guests can dine inside or outdoors with unobstructed views of the picturesque waterfront, extraordinary yachts and boats gliding in and out of the marina. The restaurant also features a communal chef ’s table where guests can chat with locals and visitors alike. For a taste of local comfort food, guests can’t miss Chef Ryan’s famous fried chicken and crab beignets. If you’re looking for a bite out by the pool and the dock, The Perry Hotel’s outdoor restaurant, Salty Oyster Dockside Bar and Grill, is the place to go. Remember that feeling of salt on your skin after days where you spent hours playing in the ocean as a kid? Salty Oyster offers casual fare in a comfortable and marina-chic atmosphere. Whether lounging poolside or admiring the sunset from the dock, guests can enjoy fresh-caught seafood, burgers and of course, oysters, while soaking up the sun with an ice-cold cocktail in hand. Stop on by for lunch or dinner daily! There’s no doubt that Florida is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, when it comes down to the culture of the Keys mixed with a boathouse elegance (that just can’t be found anywhere else) there’s no better place then the Perry Hotel Key West. To learn more information about the Perry Hotel and book your stay, please visit ThePerryKeyWest.com, or give them a call at 305-296-1717. See you at the marina!


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DESIGN TRENDS A Self-Sufficient Vac? The point of a robot vacuum is to take a substantial amount of the pressure off your shoulders when it comes to maintaining your home; iRobot Roomba 960 fits the bill. It’s designed for tough jobs like cleaning a large home with carpets full of pet hair. So, don’t let its small, sleek body fool you; this machine is built to last and features a sophisticated navigation system. As if things couldn’t be any simpler, iRobot Roomba 960 works with a smartphone app and Alexa voice commands. Just start it up and then forget about it while you go about your schedule.

JETSON LIVING It’s the era of the smart home By Yngrid Lindores

Converting a home into a smart home is all about maximizing the function of your home; this means extra convenience without sacrificing style. Practically everything in a house, from ceiling fans, thermostats, lights and garage doors, can be connected to wifi and controlled via mobile devices or smart speakers. Setting up a smart home only seems like a daunting task best left to the most tech-savvy of people; it is in reality quite straight forward and simple. The first step is to acquire a home hub, which is the central device that connects all other gadgets in a home, thus central to controlling the communications among them. There are many reliable hubs out on the market such as Google’s Home, Amazon’s Echo or the Apple HomePod, which are essential for a smart home. Certainly each home owner has a vision for their home, so it’s important to choose

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a system that will fit the bill. It’s important for home owners to sort their priorities. In fact, some may find it helpful to go from room to room and consider what would be most convenient. Voicecontrolled assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Assistant allow people to navigate smart home gadgets by saying commands like, “Alexa, turn on the ceiling fan.” For some issuing voice commands might be easier, while some may prefer using app-based controls on a phone. Home owners won’t have to choose between function and style, since modern smart home features are now not only functional but also inherently sleek and refined. In fact smart home products are only getting more sleek and inconspicuous with time.


BEAUTY

When Daisy Award-winning nurse Diane

Gillin left her career in facial plastic surgery to open a spa in Winter Park, she only had one goal in mind. Simply put, Diane wanted to share her passion for the medical aesthetics industry and open doors that were previously unattainable for the middle class by providing affordable treatments without sacrificing topof-the-line quality service.

“My business partner Eric and I had this idea of having a low-cost membership model so that our services weren’t just an upper class treatment. We came up with this idea of Couture Med Spa and started with our slogan: Where Luxury Meets Affordability.” -Diane Gillin, ARNP Diane Gillin, ARNP

Four years later, Diane’s vision has experienced tremendous growth and now she owns and operates three successful locations in Winter Park, Oviedo and Ocoee. As a customer of Couture Med Spa, I speak with confidence when I say that their high-quality luxury services at an affordable cost have completely set them apart from their competition. They even offer a first-of-its-kind membership model that includes complete access to treatments at prices that no one else in the industry is doing. From lasers and fillers to injectables and more, Couture Med Spa makes the cost a fraction of what they normally are without sacrificing the highest regard for personal safety, great customer service and the latest technology on the market. Through my own experience receiving Laser Hair Removal treatments at their facilities, I’m in awe at the lengths their skilled and highly-trained providers go to in order to ensure guests are not getting a lesser service or lesser quality treatment.

COUTURE MED SPA Where Luxury Meets Affordability

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Couture Med Spa offers two different membership options with the most popular one being the Black Diamond membership. After learning all the services this membership includes, it wasn’t hard for me to understand why 90% of Couture Med Spa clients have taken advantage of this unbeatable deal. The Black Diamond membership is irresistibly priced at $149 a month and only requires a year-long commitment with no sign-up fee. The membership includes a Couture facial, fat burning treatments, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, IPL treatments, leg vein removal, and a range other services every month!

“A place I used to work at prior to here would charge $1,100 just for one fractional treatment! A lot of people think that our Black Diamond membership only includes one of those services per month and that you have to pick which one. When they find out that the price includes all of those services per month, they are typically blown away by it.” --Diane Gillin, ARNP Even the Platinum membership option is jaw-dropping at just $99 a month with a one time sign up fee of $149. Included in that membership are IPL treatments, fractional treatments and exclusive discounts on a wide variety of other services. I’ve encountered many spas that won’t give pricing without an in-person consultation, but Couture Med Spa prides themselves on being as open and transparent as possible with no gimmicks. Their prices are on their advertisements, on their website, and they’ll happily give them over the phone. As with any deal that sounds too good to be true, seeing is believing so I suggest coming in for a complimentary consultation where you’ll receive a free skin analysis test and get a friendly tour of the gorgeous facilities. With a calm, relaxing environment and skilled service providers that work exclusively with the latest equipment—why go anywhere else? As with countless other guests that have walked through their doors, it only took one visit for me to decide there was no other spa I’d rather go to than Couture Med Spa and the statistics speak for themselves. Couture Med Spa provides more FDA-approved injections for fillers and Botox than 97% of the nation. How spoiled are we to have not one, not two, but three gorgeous locations right here in the heart of Central Florida? “We just had our one year anniversary in Ocoee and Oviedo has been opened for about eight months so this has been great! Now we’re looking into other locations as well as starting to research the franchising process as our goal is to start franchising in the next year.” -Diane Gillin, ARNP The future is big, bright and beautiful for Couture Med Spa and this is only the beginning! Be sure to visit www. CoutureMedSpa.com to learn more.


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4 Tips to always be stylish! We all know that one person that always has their outfit on point, and we’re just like... how do they do it? Well, here are some essential tips so you too can be that person. 1) Follow Stylish People A lot of fashionistas follow other fashionistas on Insta or Pinterest to get ideas and to see what is trending; use this as inspo for your wardrobe. 2) (Over)dress For The Occasion It’s ALWAYS better to be overdressed than underdressed. You do not want to be the only one wearing shorts. 3) Rock a Colored Lipstick Even if your outfit isn’t its best, wearing lipstick automatically makes you look put together. 4)Accessorize Try to have at least one accessory on, whether it’s a statement necklace, a popcolor scarf or an great pair of earrings. And no need to go over board. Sometimes less is more!

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THE “DESIGNER NIPPLE”

The newest plastic surgery trend women are getting

Move over boob job, the nips are taking over! I’m sure many of you have heard of the popular hashtag #freethenipple and it would make sense since many celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, Bella Hadid and more have been rocking the braless trend and posting it all over Instagram. And now, it is catching on... Since then, many ladies have been meeting with plastic surgeons and going under the knife for a nipple enhancement. In this procedure women wish to change the shape, firmness, and color of their nipples so that they can have the “perfect nipple” or as some surgeons call them, “designer” nipples. Many women want to be able to have their nipples show through their shirt and some feel like they just don’t have the “right” nipples. Many women will bring in photos of celebs where their nipple isn’t showing but you can see the pointy-ness of them through a shirt. Some women claim that having them peep through makes them feel more feminine and sexy.

So if you’re looking for some permanent head lights here are some of the options. Ladies can get surgery were surgeons will usually use fillers to help patients get their dream nipples, and they last about two years. And if maybe if you wanted something less invasive you can get botox which only last about three to four months and none of these procedures takes longer than 30 minutes and can be performed on any type of nipple included inverted ones. However like all things in life, there are risks. Nipples are very sensitive, they are filled with nerve endings for sensation and milk ducts for breast feeding. And getting fillers injected may damage these structures. It is important that you talk to your doctor before undergoing any cosmetic surgery. If all of that freaks you out, not to worry, there is a much more affordable and less painful way to get the nipple of your dreams. You can buy pasties online that have already a “stiff nip” and you can get the “cold” or “freezing” option.


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AGE IS NOTHING

BUT A NUMBER! Celebrity Romances That Bridged The Age Gap By Riesa Pascal

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From the 12 years between Jay-Z and Beyoncé to the 17 years between

George and Amal Clooney, these adorable duos prove that age really is just a number. Keep reading to see which of your favorite celebrity couples have found their match in partners with an age gap of 10 years and more.

10+ YEARS Jay-Z and Beyoncé: 12 years

Beyoncé, 36, and Jay-Z, 48, started dating in 2001 and said “I do” seven years later on April 4, 2008. Their first child, Blue Ivy Carter, was born in 2012 and the couple welcomed twins, Rumi and Sir, five years later in June 2017.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone: 23 years

The 43-year-old Oscar winner has been dating model Camila Morrone since December 2017 after they met at an event in Florida. This month, Leonardo will finally be able to share a toast with his girlfriend as she will be celebrating her 21st birthday on June 16th.

25+ YEARS

Hugh Jackman and Deborra Lee-Furness: 13 years

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones: 25 years

The 49-year-old X-Men star and his 62-year-old wife have been together for more than 20 years. They met on the 1995 set of the Australian show Correlli when Hugh was only 27 and Deborra was 40. They married the following year in 1996 and eventually adopted 2 children after struggling to conceive on their own.

Amazingly Catherine Zeta-Jones, 48, and Michael Douglas, 73, share the same birthday! The two were introduced at the Deauville Film Festival in 1998 and married two years later in November 2000. Though the couple briefly separated in 2013, they have since reunited and share two children together.

15+ YEARS

Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor: 26 years

Amal and George Clooney: 17 years

George Clooney, 57, met international human-rights lawyer Amal, 40, in 2013 while attending a mutual friend’s dinner party. People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” broke hearts across the world when he and Amal tied the knot in Italy in 2014. The couple welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander, in June 2017. Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olsen: 17 years

French banker Olivier Sarkozy, 49, and Full House star Mary-Kate Olsen, 31, were engaged in 2014 after dating for two years. The reclusive and private couple were married in a small ceremony in 2015 and have since remained hidden from the public eye.

20+ YEARS Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: 22 years

Calista Flockhart, 53, met Harrison Ford, 75, in 2002 after spilling a drink on him at a Golden Globe Awards party. They married in 2010 and the father of four welcomed Calista’s adopted son Liam into his family with open arms.

Unlike Leonardo, 46-year-old comedian Dane Cook still has a couple years before he can grab a drink with his 19-year-old girlfriend. The couple have been dating since 2017 and even flew to Hawaii for a romantic vacation earlier this year.

30+ YEARS Emilie Livingston and Jeff Goldblum: 31 years

Jurassic Park’s Jeff Goldblum, 65, and gymnast Emilie Livingston, 35, were married in 2014 and have since had two sons together. Their youngest joined the family in April 2017 and recently celebrated his first birthday. Patrick Stewart and Sunny Ozell: 38 years

After dating for roughly five years, 77-year-old Patrick Stewart and jazz singer Ozell, 39, finally tied the knot in 2013. The couple met when Patrick was performing in Macbeth at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Music Icon Kanye West Blazes a New Trail Through America’s Cultural Frontier By Courtney Caggiano

Innovator, entrepreneur and trendsetter Kanye West has always considered himself an artist. For the past decade, West has conquered various fields of artistry with an ability to project his vision beyond the natural expectations of the day, testifying to his belief that art is born with the purpose of progression. “New ideas are an artist’s greatest gift,” West has said. This selfproclaimed champion of progress now seeks to master a new form of art as he sets out for uncharted territory: the political landscape of America. A pioneer ahead of his time, West has reintroduced himself to the world as an artist seeking to expand America’s horizons of creativity in the coming era. In April, West returned to Twitter to millions of fans eager to hear about the rapper’s latest artistic venture, although the succession of tweets that followed proved that, as usual, ‘Ye was about to shatter preconceptions. West greeted the internet on April 21 with a simple statement: “I love the way Candace Owens thinks.” West’s mention of Owens, an African-American, right-leaning conservative personality, had Twitter users confused about West’s beliefs, and wondering if they ever knew West at all.

Continuing to speak his mind, West then posted, “You don’t have to agree with trump but the mob can’t make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone.”

say—he is provoking citizens of the free world to discuss their mindsets to learn from one another and progress into a state of consciousness in which people are comfortable speaking their mind.

West’s confession of his acceptance for the current president stung many of the musician’s fans and A-list peers, including John Legend, who encouraged West to “reconsider” his standpoint, while a myriad of online voices dubbed West as crazy or brainwashed.

West is definitely a firm believer in the diversity of free thinkers. After stepping outside of the medium of music, West has transformed the fashion industry with the minimalist vibe of his Yeezy clothing line. In 2015, West premiered the first season of Yeezy, in collaboration with Adidas, which played a vital role in refocusing the fashion climate to one of body-conscious pieces grounded in avant-garde simplicity.

West’s wife, Kim Kardashian, rushed to her husbands defense, dismissing the accusations of insanity and emphasizing the fact that the public often draws connections between free thinking and mental instability. To further Kardashian’s somewhat philosophical realization, the backlash of West’s free-fall of social commentary has filled the air with necessary political discussion concerning an individual’s right to an unpopular opinion. Perhaps that is West’s goal in expressing his political beliefs: to get people talking. For the man who said, “new ideas are an artist’s greatest gift,” Kanye the artist certainly might do anything to bring his audiences to the forefront of new ideas. Maybe the focus of West’s tweets should not be what he is saying but what he is getting us to

As he continues producing his own musical work, West has made it very clear that he will be including his polarizing opinions in his songwriting. Soon after the infamous tweets, West announced that his latest album would be titled, Love Everyone, harkening back to West’s desire to reshape America’s volatile political spectrum into an environment of love, kindness, and growth through acceptance and understanding. And, with Kanye’s incomparable record of setting trends, his plea for America to “love everyone” might just stick around—and it may very well start the movement he’s looking for.

A PIONEER AHEAD OF HIS TIME, WEST HAS REINTRODUCED HIMSELF TO THE WORLD AS AN ARTIST SEEKING TO EXPAND AMERICA’S HORIZONS OF CREATIVITY IN THE COMING ERA.

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WHAT NOT TO WEAR HEELS WITH 6 fashion tips to help you not look like a hot mess Ladies, flats are great and all, but we love wearing our heels. But are you wearing them the right way? Behold, six heel outfits you should think twice about. 1. Denim shorts with stilettos

Doesn’t matter how good your legs look, denim shorts with heels aren’t a classy look. Wearing a sneaker is preferred or some wedges if you must have height. 2. Mini skirt with platform pumps

Pumps can easily give you six inches of height, and wearing a mini skirt with it can lead to an ankle disaster (and you may flash someone) and you will look and feel dumb. 3. Leggings/sweatpants with any heels

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4. Any kind of heels you can’t walk in

This seems so straight forward, but you will be surprised how many women make this mistake. Doesn’t matter how cute it is, if it’s too tight or too big, do not wear them. You want to avoid looking like a newborn deer. 5. Sandals with a pencil skirt

This isn’t heel related, but it’s a problem that must be addressed. Wearing a sandal or flip flop with a pencil skirt is probably worse than what has been mentioned above. It does not match. Flats or closed toe shoes are A-okay. Save the flip flops for the house or beach. 6. Socks with heels

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If you look like your going to the gym your shoes should match. This look was trying to be a trend but... no, just no.

PURSE OR BACKPACK? to pair with your gown A lot of busy women are making the switch from their purse to a backpack. I know to some the image of themselves when they were in college pop up, but there are actually really cute, elegant backpacks that wont make you look like you’re going to class. Purses are cute, yes, but sometimes a purse just isn’t convenient for us women. A backpack is actually better for our backs for they distribute the weight evenly, unlike a purse, where it pushes down on our shoulders. And if you need snacks, if you work out, or have long days or nights, a backpack may make you life a little easier.


TOYS

A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY The New Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé: Performance Meets Design

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TOYS

“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of the two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use.”

More space, more power, more goose bumps – the new Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door model delivers driving experiences in new dimensions and extends the AMG model family. The new coupé is the first four-door sports car from Affalterbach and draws directly on the legendary SLS and AMG GT models of success. As another vehicle developed autonomously by MercedesAMG it combines unique design, high comfort and outstanding sports car engineering with an athletic, four-door fastback layout. It thus offers more space and more potential uses. Systematic expansion of the AMG GT family with the 4-door Coupé opens up the sports car segment to those looking for a vehicle for day-to-day use, but unwilling to go without the unparalleled performance of Mercedes-AMG. Longitudinal and lateral dynamics at the highest level, and a striking silhouette with classic proportions put the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé in the portfolio of its two-door brother at first glance. The expressive design with the low bonnet, dominant front and muscular body language emphasises the sporty genes of the four-door coupé, which sets new standards as the youngest model in the AMG family: As the first fourdoor AMG GT model it combines high everyday comfort with diverse individualisation options and the latest sports car engineering.

Mercedes-AMG”, commented Tobias Moers, CEO of MercedesAMG GmbH. The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé delivers special driving experiences on all levels and with a top speed of up to 315 km/h and its driving dynamics it cuts an effortlessly superior figure wherever it goes. Powerful, up-to-date 6-cylinder inline and V8 engines with outputs ranging from 320 kW (435 hp) to 470 kW (639 hp) allow completely new driving experiences and combine impressive performance with modern efficiency. The interior of the first four-door AMG GT model is characterised by elegant coolness and also the latest features: innovative control panels can be intuitively operated and configured as required. The blend of high individualisation and sports car technology, placing yet more focus on the requirements of discerning customers, is also clear from the wealth of equipment packages and individual options. The latest coup from Affalterbach also lives up to the Mercedes-AMG brand pledge with regard to its high driving dynamics and sets the benchmark in its segment on the racetrack too.

“The new AMG GT 4-Door Coupé blends the impressive racetrack dynamism of our two-door sports car with maximum suitability for everyday use. It has a unique way of embodying our brand core, “Driving Performance” and with its systematic configuration it will attract new customers for

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Vintage Vibes

Looking to add a little mystery to your night out? Take a trip back in time and visit one of Orlando’s trendy speakeasies, hidden bars that are modeled after establishments from the 1920s Prohibition era. Finding them can be quite the adventure, as patrons are typically required to provide a password or discover a secret door. For a sophisticated vibe, try Mather’s Social Gathering, located on S. Magnolia. Look for the hidden library door and be sure to follow the dress code!

Summer S’mores Martini Garnish Ingredients: • Chocolate syrup • 2 whole graham crackers, crushed • 1 large marshmallow • 1 small drink straw Martini Ingredients: • 1 oz chocolate vodka • 1 oz coffee liqueur • 1 oz vanilla vodka • 1 oz heavy cream • Ice Steps: 1. Dip the rim of a martini glass into chocolate syrup, then into the crushed graham crackers. Chill glass in freezer until ready to use. 2. Spear the marshmallow with the cocktail straw then coat in chocolate syrup and graham cracker crumbs; set aside. 3. Pour all the liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice, and shake until mixed well. 4. Pour mix from shaker into glass and sprinkle with a pinch of graham cracker crumbs. Garnish with the marshmallow straw and serve.

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For a more relaxed atmosphere, visit The Treehouse Orlando. Just search for the green door marked with a T on the corner of Pine and Magnolia and follow the astroturf stairs.

If you’re looking for some fresh air, try Hanson’s Shoe Repair, a rooftop bar located on E. Pine in one of Orlando’s oldest standing buildings. Check Twitter for the password and call ahead because this intimate establishment fills up quickly! For a retro vibe, visit Park Social. Located in Winter Park, this retro lounge has a fun 60s and 70s style interior. Just look for the phone booth and the mirror door! Another favorite, The Courtesy Orlando, is hidden between Washington and Jefferson. Stop by for some top-shelf cocktails or stay awhile and enroll in The Courtesy’s very own cocktail class!


HEALTH

INTERMITTENT FASTING FOR HEALTH? By Mary Martin Armstrong

Tired of cutting out this and that, making yourself miserable only to see little to no change to your weight? If this is a frustration you are familiar with, you might be interested in intermittent fasting. This newly popularized method of weight loss is scientifically proven to help you lose weight without eliminating your favorite types of food. Intermittent fasting allows dieters to eat what they want, however, they must do this only during a specific time window. Intermittent fasting actually has several health benefits, as it results in the loss of visceral fat. Visceral fat is connected to the development of chronic diseases, and studies have shown that the reduction of this can assist with the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Many different types of intermittent fasting have been developed and tested, so it is easy to find one that adapts to you and your lifestyle. Some of the more popular forms are listed below. 16/8 Method: The 16/8 method, also referred to as leangains, is arguably the easiest 60

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type of intermittent fasting to transition into. This method involves restricting your food consumption to eight hours a day and fasting for the remaining sixteen. Most people prefer to fast throughout the night and into the next morning. 5/2 Method: The 5/2 Method is the most popular and widely recognized form of intermittent fasting. This method was developed by Dr. Michael Mosley and requires dieters to fast for two nonconsecutive days a week. Women are allowed 500 calories during fasting days and men are allowed 600 calories. During these fasting days, your calorie intake should consist of meals that are high in fiber and protein in order to help you feel full. You should eat normal meals and consume a normal amount of calories on non-fasting days. The Every Other Day Diet: The Every Other Day Diet is one of the more challenging, as requires dieters to consume 500 calories a day, every other day of the week. Like the 5/2 method, normal meals with a normal calorie intake should be consumed during non-fasting days. Make sure to avoid binge

eating on these days to make up for the fasting days, as this is an easy pattern to fall into and can hinder weight loss. This method requires a large amount of discipline; however, it will also yield more dramatic results. 24 Hour Fast: This method involves fasting entirely for twenty four hours at a time, once or twice a week. It is important to recognize that unlike the other forms of intermittent fasting, no 500 or 600 calorie allowance is permitted. You should eat normal meals throughout the rest of the week. Like the Every Other Day Diet, this is one of the more difficult fasts to maintain and requires a great deal of self-control. Tip: Try drinking coffee or tea during fasting periods in order to combat hunger. Be sure to drink lots of water as well! Always check with your physician before starting a new diet.


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HEALTH

HEALTH

National Cataract Awareness Month! 5 Signs of Cataracts to look out for • CLOUDY DAYS The world will start to look blurry or cloudy and will worsen with time. •NO MORE LATE NIGHTS As cataracts become more advanced, they begin to darken with a yellow/brown hue. This affects night vision and makes nighttime activities, like driving, more difficult. •BRIGHT LIGHTS Being sensitive to bright lights is a common symptom of cataracts. The glare of bright lights can be painful. • DOUBLE TROUBLE Lens clouding in a cataract can lead you to see two or more images of a single object. • HALOS The clouding of the lens can result in diffraction of light entering your eye. This can cause a halo to appear around light sources, or rings around every light. If you have any of these symptoms, go see your eye doctor.

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A BEER A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY? Health Benefits Of Drinking A Cold One! We have heard stories and read articles about how having a glass of red wine a couple days a week (or everyday) is good for most people because some red wine has the ability to improve cholesterol, fight free radical damage, help manage diabetes, etc., but what about beer? It may come as a surprise to some, but beer has quite a few health benefits that we should know about. Beer is an alcoholic beverage brewed from cereal grains which are responsible for its nutritional values. Hops (which is typically used to make IPA’s, Pale Ales and others) are the female flower of the hop plant, which gives some beer its tangy, bitter taste. The green buds are filled with chemicals known as bitter acids. Bitter acids are powerful inflammation fighters and helps both prevent and treating viral respiratory infections. Bitter acids may also improve digestion. Certain types of beer trigger the release of gastric acid from stomach cells which is key for both digesting food and controlling the growth of dangerous gut bacteria. Researchers found that the more bitter

acids a beer has, the greater the response. Beer is a great source of silicon, which is important for building and maintaining healthy bones. The mineral found in beer helps increase bone density, thereby preventing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis. Beer also helps polish your teeth. The bacteria that lives in our mouths and causes tooth decay and gum disease, research showed that beer helped block the activity of bad bacteria. It even beat out black tea, raspberry and all other plant extracts that were tested in this study. As you can see, having a beer has more benefit to our bodies than just having a good time. So kick back, grab a cold one and lose the guilt over your nightly ale! Please drink responsibly and always ask your doctor if you are able to drink alcohol.


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Rolex Boutique Event at Mall at Millenia

Wishmakers Ball at Waldorf Astoria

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BEST FRIENDS

Give Your Little One A Summer to Remember By Megan Miller Summer is prime for spoiling yourself and odds are you’re already in the midst of planning a getaway. One thing may be holding you back though… do you bring your furry friend along? The answer is in your pup’s wagging tail and tongue thirsty for adventure. Here are a few ways to make sure your puppy’s summer isn’t a bummer. Give them a bigger playground: Treating yourself to some retail therapy? Park Avenue in Winter Park is the perfect place for you to bring your pup along. While you shop, your curious company will be wide eyed at their new playground. Surrounded by other furry friends and plenty of open grassy spaces, your puppy is sure to socialize and explore. Spoil your pup with a Sunday brunch: On Sunday’s, Lake Eola Park hosts The Orlando Farmer’s Market. It’s pet-friendly, so make sure to bring a few toys for your puppy to play with in the park. After your pup is all tuckered out take them on a leisure walk with rewarding snack stops along the way. Give the gift of a vacay: As much as you hate being apart from your best friend, some alone time is always needed. Having trouble finding puppy sitting arrangements? Don’t stress

Treating yourself to some retail therapy? Park Avenue in Winter Park is the perfect place for you to bring your pup along.

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because local pet resorts are perfect places to pamper your pup while keeping them safe. Your little one will be looking good and feeling good when they give you a reuniting grateful, slobbery kiss.


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Runway To Hope at Rosen Shingle Creek

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW

WHAT IS AN APPEAL?

BILL COSBY’S CONVICTION & WHY WERE THERE TWO TRIALS?

By Mark L. Horwitz Criminal Defense Attorney Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A. Offices in Orlando and Tampa P: 407-843-7733 mark@horwitzcitrolaw.com www.horwitzcitrolaw.com

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Bill Cosby originally went to trial almost a year ago, however, he was not convicted. The trial ended in what is called a “hung jury”, which means that the jurors could not agree on a verdict. Some people asked why a second trial was allowed in light of the Double Jeopardy Clause of the United States Constitution. That clause provides that a person cannot be put on trial and punished for the same crime twice. Cosby was put on trial a second time after the first trial ended with a hung jury. In a case, the guilt of the defendant must be proven by the prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt. In federal court, a jury of twelve people is required for a felony. In state courts, six or twelve jurors are required depending on the state and the crime. Whether there are six or twelve jurors, the defendant cannot be convicted unless all jurors agree that the prosecution has proven its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Ultimately, each juror must decide whether the defendant was proven guilty. While the jurors deliberate with each other in an effort to reach a verdict, it is each juror’s constitutional duty to make up his or her own mind.   The law provides that if a jury cannot reach a unanimous decision, the prosecution may retry the case. At a retrial, the prosecution and defense are not limited to the same witnesses that were used in the first trial. In the Cosby second trial, the prosecution called five new witnesses who claimed that they were also sexually abused. These witnesses apparently had a significant impact on the jury as reflected by the guilty verdicts.   A second trial gives the prosecution the benefit of changing its presentation by adding or deleting witnesses. In addition, the prosecution is able to restructure its arguments and develop additional evidence. While the defense is also able to call new witnesses and change its strategy, ultimately, the prosecution usually benefits the most from a retrial.   At the conclusion of the second trial, Cosby’s attorneys announced that they would appeal. An appeal is available to every defendant who is convicted whether

in state or federal court. In Florida, a defendant has the right to appeal to the District Court of Appeals. There are five District Courts of Appeals. Appeals from convictions in Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia and Osceola counties are taken to the Fifth District Court of Appeals. A defendant convicted in a federal court in Florida appeals to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. If an appeal results in the conviction being affirmed, a defendant has no right to an automatic appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of Florida except in death penalty cases. Likewise, in a federal appeal a defendant has no right to have the Supreme Court of the United States consider the appeal. A defendant whose Florida conviction was initially affirmed may ask the Supreme Court of the State of Florida to consider the case. In federal court, a defendant can request the Supreme Court of the United States to consider the decision of the Circuit Courts of Appeals. A small number of cases are actually considered by the Florida or United States Supreme Courts. For example, the Supreme Court of the United States accepts 100-150 cases a year out of over 7,000 requests. Only a small number of the 100-150 appeals accepted for review by the Supreme Court of the United States are appeals by defendants in criminal cases.   An appeal is not a trial. The appellate court reviews what happened in the trial based upon a review of the record. No new testimony or evidence is considered at the appeal. The number of appeals that result in convictions being overturned is quite small. In Mr. Cosby’s case, his lawyers will analyze the trial and determine what legal issues should be brought to the appellate court’s attention. As an example, the appeal in Cosby’s case may include an argument that the trial judge should not have allowed the jury to hear the testimony of the five women who testified as to Mr. Cosby’s sexual assaults.   While Mr. Cosby may be successful in his appeal, the statistics as to reversals are against him as they are for any defendant in a criminal case.


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ORLANDO’S 5 STAR REALTORS

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Our mission at Orlando Style Magazine is to bring visibility to professionals who exhibit excellence, integrity, client service and high standards that have made them preeminent and highly successful. The 5 Star Professionals in Real Estate are selected based on survey, referrals and feedback from their professional peers. This is an ongoing campaign and we ask you to cast your vote/suggestion for your favorite professional in our city at OrlandoStyleMagazine.com.The following pages exhibit this issue’s 5 Star Professionals in Real Estate.

Kim Arena

Jenn Carlisle

Padgett McCormick

MaryStuart Day

Jenni Sloan

Kathy Hereford

Jennifer King

Edward Johnston

Eric Bachmann

Skip Kirst

Dawood (David) Bedrosian

Laura Petersen Ken Teixeira

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ORLANDO’S 5 STAR REALTORS

KIM ARENA, P.A.

Exceptional Service Paired With Award-Winning Results

Kim Arena is among the top 1% of all Coldwell Banker Associates Worldwide,

and there’s good reason for her consistent success: Her commitment to her clients’ complete satisfaction, joined with years of experience and vast market knowledge. “I work very hard for all my clients, treating each sale or purchase as if it were my own,” Kim says.

Combine her extraordinary customer service with her expertise and its obvious why Kim is among the Top 100 Realtors in Orlando and is one of an elite few to be honored with the Five Star rating for customer satisfaction. A 25 year resident of Orlando, Kim’s drive for excellence, attention to detail, strong negotiation skills, impeccable ethics and professional manner has made her the go to Realtor for the most discerning clients. In her quest to stay on top of her industry and hone her business skills, Kim has earned the titles of Luxury Home Specialist, Certified Negotiation and Marketing Specialist, Relocation Specialist, and Accredited Home Staging Specialist.

“Kim Arena did a truly outstanding, over the top job of assisting us in selling our Home. She provided data and really helped us set the right price. The net result was a perfect transaction that closed on schedule and no issues for the full list price. Kim’s hard work made everyone a winner in this deal.” ~Mr. & Mrs. Carryl S.~

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She has been so successful at helping her clients achieve their real estate goals that they highly recommend her to their friends and business associates. Over 95 percent of her business comes from referrals. “That is a huge honor for me and one I do not take lightly,” she says. “For most people your home is one of your largest assets and I thank all my clients and future clients for entrusting me with the sale or purchase of their home.”

Kim Arena, P.A. Global Luxury Specialist 407-701-1621 TheKimArenaTeam.com

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250 NORTHWIND ROAD | MAITLAND 5 BR | 5.5 BA | 4,846 SF | $2,990,000 STUNNING NEW CONSTRUCTION IN LAKE MAITLAND OWL PRESERVE

Luxury Real Estate Experts

Padgett McCormick 407.929.5604

Jenni Sloan 407.810.8333

Jennifer King 407.595.3272


Modern Masterpieces

337 MINNEHAHA ROAD | MAITLAND 5 BR | 4.5 BA | 4,534 SF | $1,469,000 MODERN POOL HOME WITH LAKE VIEWS, CASITA AND TWO MASTER BEDROOMS

1238 VIA ESTRELLA | WINTER PARK 4 BR | 3.5 BA | 3,018 SF | $1,349,900 AWARD-WINNING, ECO-FRIENDLY, MID-CENTURY MODERN POOL HOME

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ORLANDO’S 5 STAR REALTORS

Eric Bachmann Broker/Owner of Pristine Florida Properties

Tranquil Living, Florida Lifestyle

“Real Estate is a story about people, their journey, and finding the end destination that fulfills their desires. My privilege is to effectively lead them there,” says Eric Bachmann, Broker/Owner of Pristine Florida Properties. As a Florida native, Eric cherishes the beauty of our state and takes a consultative approach to give every household their own personal piece of Florida. It is his 15 years experience as a Real Estate Broker coupled with his background in financing that allows him to overcome any obstacles and find a tailored solution for his clients. Born and raised in Tampa, Eric took his journey to Orlando where he attended the University of Central Florida, attaining a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing while competing on the UCF Surf Team. With an appetite for knowledge, he later acquired his MBA and used his newfound vision to build a valuable Team around him. “Grad school was all about learning how to increase efficiencies

while adding value to the client. There are a lot of questions and concerns during a real estate sale. My goal was to create a Team that can streamline the process and make it a fun experience while delivering white glove service – and we’ve done just that.” When building his company, he wanted agents that not only have vast industry knowledge and business acumen, but a desire to help people and take pride doing it. “For clients, when choosing a realtor, you don’t just need someone with a license – you’re looking for an experienced negotiator with legal expertise and a passion to wake up every day and go to work for you! When choosing Pristine Florida Properties, you’re putting our experience to work for you,” said Eric. With a Real Estate Attorney on board and strategic partnerships with mortgage and title companies, Pristine Florida Properties has accomplished agents poised to help anyone in Central Florida from the Gulfcoast to Spacecoast.

Eric’s love of the ocean is renowned. He has been a member of the Surfrider Foundation Central Florida Chapter since college and enjoys keeping our waters and beaches clean. He volunteers at the Ocean of Hope Foundation that enables veterans, paraplegics, and quadriplegics a safe journey to the beach to get their feet in the sand and enjoy assisted surfing. When not working with clients, Eric has an affinity for fishing, diving, paddle boarding, and riding waves in the pristine waters of Florida. He is a newfound uncle and loves his puggle, Bella. If you are a buyer or seller looking for a Brokerage with an intricate knowledge of Real Estate, look no further than Pristine Florida Properties. If you’re an agent with experience and integrity that matches the culture of Pristine Florida, contact Eric about joining their Team.

Pristine Florida Properties | P: 407-399-2221 | www.pristineflorida.org

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Pool Pary at Aloft

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Runway To Hope at Rosen Shingle Creek

Rolex Boutique Event at Mall at Millenia

Science of Wine at The Orlando Science Center

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DAWOOD BEDROSIAN Today, Dawood is the Director of Sales & Marketing for 3 world class RE/MAX Town Centre offices in Florida. His International division markets over 1500 condominiums, town homes and single family homes for some of the largest developers in Florida. In addition, he has served as a Board Member of several subdivisions and directed the residential sales and marketing for local developers. He was responsible for opening new international markets across Canada, Dubai, India, Hong Kong and China, driving the sales teams to achieve outstanding results.

Dawood Bedrosian (also known as David) fell in love with Florida the first time he vacationed in Orlando to escape the Canadian winter in January 1997. He decided then and there to make Orlando home. Upon completing an Honors Degree in Business Administration at the University of Windsor, Canada, Dawood moved to Orlando and made his dream a reality. At the height of the downturn in the Florida market in 2008, Dawood was presented with an incredible opportunity to team up with a real estate developer to market Florida properties to Canadian investors. He understood that success would entail traveling to educate new clients on the spectacular opportunities that existed in Orlando. Additionally, he set himself apart by providing a full-service concierge turnkey solution for all foreign investors needs based on integrity and in-depth knowledge of the business. His specialty covers all facets of real estate including luxury resale properties (condos, homes, estates, and townhouses), ground-up new developments/conversion sales and marketing, site acquisitions, investment sales to assisting in interior design. Licensed for over nine years and fluent in English and Arabic, Dawood gained international experience with a proven track record of results in sales and numerous awards throughout his career. He now defines the cornerstone to his success as his innate passion for the business and an uncompromising level of attention to his client’s every need and at every step of the process. For Dawood, most of his client relationships have a family feel rather than simply a business transaction.

Amongst his latest endeavours has been launching a focused website (www.TheBestFloridaHomes.com) which helps domestic & international buyers find primary residences, investment, vacation/second, and retirement homes in Florida. The site’s primary initiative is to offer clients the highest professional advice and local Florida knowledge to create sterling value while aiding at every step in acquiring Florida property. Dawood also spearheads a series of investor training sessions helping domestic and International buyers purchasing Florida properties. He has presented to real estate investors across North America and is a sought out speaker for his expertise on Florida real estate. What clients have said about Dawood Bedrosian’s Service: “Mr. Bedrosian is the epitome of professionalism. Executing a solid, swift close really helped my family and I move this property forward. I would highly recommend Mr. Bedrosian and his team”. - Ralph J “Dawood was exceptional in every manner. We had no familiarity whatsoever with the Florida market, its processes or its price points as we are new to Florida. Dawood patiently and with great responsiveness took us through all the steps and explained the pros and cons of each property we

looked at until he found exactly what we were looking for and negotiated not just a great price but a total package deal. He treated us as if we were life long friends despite the fact that we never met him prior to arranging our first site visit. We have bought and sold over 10 homes over the years and Dawood is by far the best agent we have ever used”. - Steve P “We have purchased and sold several properties but without a doubt Dawood is the most professional agent I have ever worked with. He is very knowledgable of the local market and I was very comfortable knowing that I had a trusted advisor to rely on for sound advice. We will definitely be using Dawood for all future transactions”. - Giuseppe S “Dawood is very detail oriented and a true expert when it come to selling your property. He has great ideas on how to market and suggests according to the current marketing tactics. He stays on top of the offers and follows up as needed which, totally eliminates pain from you. I am very pleased with his support and efforts in selling my home”. Archana P It is my absolute pleasure to write a review of Dawood. To say Dawood was the best service provider I’ve ever dealt with wouldn’t be saying enough. As a Canadian buying in Orlando, the experience could have been daunting. With Dawood by my side, I was never unsure of every move I made. He has a wealth of experience. He referred my to notaries, banks, accountants, property managers, insurance brokers, etc... It was one stop with Dawood and I’m forever speaking his virtues and hope that everyone I speak to of him uses his phenomenal services. Its been over a year since I closed my property (which i love) with Dawood’s help and he is still in contact and ensures that everything is still okay. Do yourself a favour and call Dawood. The instant you speak with him, you will feel the difference and never look back! Thanks again, Dawood! You are truly the greatest!” - Lisa K

330 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 | 321-229-1217 | www.TheBestFloridaHomes.com

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JENN CARLISLE Broker Associate / Weichert, Realtors Jenn Carlisle began selling real estate in the Orlando market in 2006 and quickly rose to the top 2% of all Orlando Realtors. She is a Top Ten Volume Producer in the state of Florida and a Top 100 Volume Producer in the nation for her company Weichert, Realtors. As a former high school teacher, she knows the value of education and holds many designations and certifications, including the prestigious Graduate, Realtor Institute (GRI) and the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), which is held by fewer than 2% of Realtors nationwide. She is also Relocation Certified, an Accredited Buyers Representative, a Certified Short Sale Professional and holds her Broker’s License. Coming into the industry as the market was taking a downturn, Jenn wasn’t afforded the luxury of having business handed to her and accepted the challenge of a difficult business environment. She grew her business through hosting open houses, knocking on doors and developing lasting relationships with her clients. But don’t take our word for how wonderful she is, here’s what others have said about her: “Jenn is amazing! Being first time home buyers, she helped us with every step along the way and answered every silly question we had! She was available by text, phone, and email quicker than I would expect. We appreciated everything she did for us from beginning to end.” ~ Cassie and Alex S. “Jenn was the listing agent for a property I was interested in back in 2015. My credit wasn’t high enough to purchase anything at that time, but over the years Jenn kept in touch with me. She regularly sent me listings in my area via email. By summer 2017 I was back on my feet financially and Jenn set me up with several viewings. Even with the hurricane bearing down on us right in the middle of the contract phase, Jenn kept her cool and a month later I own a home! I’d recommend Jenn to anyone searching for an experienced and savvy realtor!” ~ Mark A. “Jenn helped me sell my first house. I did not know what to expect of this process as I had never been through it before, but she helped make every step of the way much easier with thorough communication and patience. From her presentation of what selling my house would look like through her company to actual listing and professional photographs to scheduling showings to contracts/inspection/ appraisal and finally to closing, she was always there in a very organized manner. She goes above and beyond requirements to make sure everyone is happy and does whatever she can to make a sale work out for the seller.” ~ Stephanie S. If you’re looking for a Realtor who goes beyond your expectations and treats you as family, then Jenn Carlisle is the optimal choice. She wakes up each morning focused on helping you achieve your real estate goals and works tirelessly to help you accomplish them.

163 E Morse Blvd #100 Winter Park, FL 32789 | P: 407-617-5597 | Jenn@JennCarlisleHomes.com | www.JennCarlisle.MyHomeHQ.biz

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MaryStuart Day Realtor- Sales Associate Tell us about why you chose a career in real estate and how long you’ve been a Realtor?

I’ve been a Realtor with Fannie Hillman + Associates, located in Winter Park, for over 16 years. I started my career as a Kindergarten teacher for Orange County Public Schools, right out of college. What drew me to teaching is very similar to what led me to be a Realtor. You’re more than an educator or an agent - you’re a mentor, a counselor, and a trusted confidant. You’re part of their journey. And, you can actually make a difference in people’s lives. What drove you to choose Fannie Hillman + Associates?

My step-mother, who was a Relator at Fannie Hillman for 22 years, invited me to join her team to test the waters. Let’s just say that I learned from the best. Like all good teachers, my step-mother taught me to work hard, listen carefully, and master the fundamentals. She taught me to allow my track record to be a promotional tool. Because when you consistently deliver excellence and love what you do, it shows, and people will find out. What geographic areas do you service?

Each school district, zip code, neighborhood and even streets have their own “personality”. Home values can dramatically change just by taking a right turn. I was born and raised in Maitland and Winter Park. That’s why I focus on Winter Park, Maitland, Baldwin Park, and surrounding Orlando areas. What my customers tell me is they appreciate that I have a personal history with this area because it gives them a greater understanding of why home values may differ by street, by neighborhood or by zip code. What’s the most enjoyable, rewarding, satisfying and gratifying part of being a Real Estate Agent?

The most enjoyable part is matching a buyer with the dream home. The most rewarding parts are the big smiles, or a sigh of relief, after a closing, knowing that I helped them navigate one of the hardest financial decisions in their life. The most gratifying part is being a mini-CEO, where I can chart my own course, choose my own clients, and have a positive impact on people’s lives. The most satisfying is being invited into people’s lives, becoming their trusted confidant, and ultimately, their friend.

205 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789 | P: 407-620-8683 | www.FannieHillman.com

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KATHY HEREFORD Team Leader, Listing & New Home Specialist With 14+ years of professional real estate sales experience and ranked number 126 in the TOP REALTORS of Central Florida, Kathy knows the value of long-term relationships. With Over 95 percent of her business coming from referrals Kathy feels blessed and honored. “Having past and future clients entrusting me with the sale or purchase of their home is something I take to heart and seriously. My main focus is ALWAYS doing what is best for them and providing the most seamless real estate experience from the beginning and beyond the closing.” Kathy is quick to make a new acquaintance feel comfortable and believes successful and open communication is critical to the process of helping her clients meet their real estate objectives. Kathy’s love of the industry coupled with her high energy, can-do attitude, many connections throughout central Florida going ABOVE and BEYOND and focus allow her to provide that superior service to her clients. Kathy has expertise in the luxury home market and is an expert in new home construction. Spending 9 years working for one of the country’s most esteemed builders (David Weekley Homes), gives her the ability to help her clients understand the construction process while being an excellent advocate for them when need be. Kathy has lived in Central Florida since 1999 and is originally from New York, she currently resides in Lake Nona with her husband, a City of Orlando firefighter and daughter. They love to travel the world and meet new people. With over $120,000,000 in real estate sales over her career, Kathy feels fortunate for the blessings in her life and is anxious to share with you the many wonderful things that make Central Florida and it’s unique communities special to her and her family. The philosophy at Kathy Hereford Homes is “Where YOUR experience matters”!

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deadline to sell your home by and if the deadline comes and goes and your home is still on the market - Laura buys your home! Ask Adriana Hoyos of Celebration what Laura can do. She put her house on the market and it was – SOLD IN 5 days for 99.7% of asking price! You risk nothing - if you aren’t happy at any point, Laura lets you fire her and you pay nothing! But seriously, that’s not going to happen because Laura and her team outspend and outsell the average agent 33-1. Within 72 hours of your home going on the market, 16 systems are launched to get your home in the hands of the most buyers immediately. As a result the homes that Laura and her team sells bring their clients an average of $10,125 more than the average seller in the Orlando market. At FrontGate Realty, Laura and her team also sell their homes 20.5% faster than the average Realtor. This is compounded with thousands of buyers in their database that are actively searching for properties, and this explains part of the reason for her success. In addition, Laura explains another cornerstone to her success. At FrontGate Realty, they have taken the team approach to Real Estate. With the team system, clients receive the best service. They all work together to make sure that someone is always available, accompanied with systems and cutting edge technology, they achieve exceptional results. Laura Petersen is an Accredited Craig Proctor Real Estate Coach and coaches agents across North America. Laura is the host of Central Florida Real Estate Radio. The show is heard on WFLA Newstalk 102.5 on Sunday mornings between 8AM and 9AM. She is also an APREP Accredited Real Estate Agent, these agents painstakingly earn the title as a result of meeting stringent criteria that over 99.3% of All Real Estate Agents do not meet. The accreditation is given only to agents through highly advanced Marketing Training that teaches exclusive techniques to attract buyers and create more demand for the Seller’s Home.

LAURA PETERSEN Laura Petersen is someone who serves… family, friends, clients, and organizations. She is active at her church, various ministries and charities, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and others. Laura’s vision for her company is superior customer service and she carries that into everything that she does and all of those she associates with.

Call Laura Petersen and the FrontGate Realty team at 407-566-2555 or if you’re not quite ready to talk to Laura, get her free detailed report on her exclusive guaranteed sale program at www.LauraHasTheBuyers.com and start packing.

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Need to sell your home for top dollar and in your time frame? That’s what Laura Petersen, Broker/Owner of FrontGate Realty does and it’s easy. You sit down with Laura and her team, you agree on a price and

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Ken Teixeira Weichert, Realtors- Hallmark Properties Ken has over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate Industry. His ability to navigate our constantly changing real estate market- coupled with his sharp business acumen, fierce dedication and passion for real estate- has been proven year in and year out... he has been the companywide Top Producer since 2009. Ken attributes his success to vast market knowledge, unparalleled customer service and an unequalled commitment to his clients and their needs. Here is what some of his clients have said: “Ken is honestly the best Realtor we have EVER had! He is knowledgeable, hard working, detail oriented and trustworthy. He has well exceeded our expectations on BOTH selling and buying our homes.” “Ken’s simply the best in the business. His professionalism, attention to detail and kind demeanor made for a seamless sale of our home. In addition, Ken is well connected within the community to ensure all aspects of his client’s real estate needs are met.” “We have bought and sold three houses and Ken has been the best agent we have dealt with hands down.” “Detail! Attention to detail! This is what you will experience when working with Ken! It is pure luck to be so lucky to work with Ken. You will fall in love with your purchase, because he expects nothing less.” “Ken is the standard by which all agents should be measured. From the beginning it was apparent he was a highly skilled and experienced career real estate agent.” These qualities have led to many honors and awards: Ken has been the #1 agent in Florida and in the top 15 nation-wide for the entire Weichert Organization for the last 2 years. He is a ten-time recipient of Weichert, Realtors’ highest national honor. It is his ninth consecutive year to be named to Orlando Magazine’s HOT 100 and he is a multiple recipient of the Five Star Professional Best in Client Satisfaction Award. Ken is an Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) and one of less than two percent of Realtors nationwide to hold the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. He is Relocation Certified, working with Orlando’s top corporations and their transferees.

163 E. Morse Blvd., Suite 100, Winter Park, FL 32789 | P: 407-697-4946 | www.KenSellsOrlando.com

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GUARDIANSHIP LAW NOT JUST FOR THE ELDERLY

When you think of guardianship law you think of the elderly, however guardianship law encompasses so much more. Guardianship law was created to take care of any incapacitated person at any age. A person can become incapacitated through repeated drug use, mental health issues, or from birth. The legal definition of incapacitated is a person temporarily or permanently impaired by mental and/or physical deficiency, disability, illness, or by the use of drugs to the extent he or she lacks sufficient understanding to make rational decisions or engage in responsible actions. There are two different types of guardianships. The first is of just the person This would be where the incapacitated person does not have any property or money to be handled correctly. An example of that would be a parent of their child just becoming an adult. Then there is of the person and the property. This is the situation when a person has finances and property but is not able to adequately take care of themselves or their belongings.

Jaya Balani Partner with NeJame Law & Mark NeJame jointly contributed to this article

The procedure for guardianship in Florida requires the hiring of an attorney to represent the guardian. A parent can obtain guardianship of their child after the age of 18. In some circumstances it is relatively easy if the child, as a minor, has a mental disability, autism or something that would prevent them from being able to take care of themselves in everyday situations. However, if a parent were to apply for guardianship for their child after the age of 18 for a situation that did not occur as a minor, then they would have to go through the full process of having the child evaluated and having a court deem the child incapacitated.

There are several requirements for a guardian to be appointed. The court runs a background check and credit check to protect the interest of the incapacitated person. In circumstances where multiple people apply to be a guardian separately, the courts will determine the person best suited to look after their interests. There are many situations where a person needs a guardian but doesn’t have someone to do it for them due to time, financial ability or just unavailability, there are professional guardians. These guardians have the training and ability to determine what the best course of action is for anyone with mental health, addictions or just failing memory. The court will appoint them and they will be required to report everything back to make sure that no one is being taken advantage of. Being a guardian is not an easy task but it is one that can be rewarding by helping a loved one manage their life and finances and in some circumstances, get the medical help they need. The process can take several months and once the guardian is appointed, the work is not done. The guardianship is watched closely by the courts to make sure the incapacitated person is not being taken advantage of. The guardian has to provide inventories, accounting of funds and annual plans. A guardianship is not always permanent. A person can always petition the court to remove their guardian if their situation has changed and a doctor can determine that they can make their own decisions.

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Orlando Style June 2018 Escape the Ordinary Issue featuring Orlando's 5 Star Realtors

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Orlando Style June 2018 Escape the Ordinary Issue featuring Orlando's 5 Star Realtors

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