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16 / WHAT TO DO What’s Happening Orlando 18 / CITY NEWS In Case You Missed It By Riesa Pascal 20 / TRAVEL ‘N STYLE Disney Dream By Cathleen K. Bode 24 / MUSICAL Tangled By Alexandra Niblett 26 / BEST FRIEND Top 6 Pet-friendly Hotels in Orlando By Stephanie Ferazzoli 30 / TECH The Strange New World of Autonomous Driving By Stephanie Ferazzoli

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CONTENTS 35 / FASHION Mother of the Bride 46 / TOYS Come Fly With Me 50 /CELEBRITY SOUP Dresses that made History By Riesa Pascal 56 / STYLE MD Lab Grown Hearts By Naomi Shif 58 / IN THE KNOW George Washington Hacks the San Bernardino iPhone By Mark NeJame 60 / DON’T MISS THE BEAT Spotify, Pandora, or Apple Music which Music App Knows You Best By Courtney Caggiano

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CONTRIBUTORS

RIESA PASCAL

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS:

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

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MAY 3 - 8 / FAIRWINDS BROADWAY IN ORLANDO PRESENTS BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Walt Disney Theater / Times Vary

MARK NEJAME

Bob Carr Theater / 4 PM

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.

MAY 14 / FLORIDA BLUE PRESENTS

GREG ALEXANDER

REVELATION ACAPPELLA

Greg Alexander is a world citizen who travels the planet to transmute all the quintessence of femininity on glazed paper. If he nourishes an atavistic passion for Greece, the ground of his ancestors, it’s in Paris that he has found his home port. As a photographer, he continues his dream of perfection because, according to him, “the photograph is a kind of plastic surgery which is able to modulate a face ad infinitum!” His vision of beauty is fragile, transitory, a little kitsch and inevitably fatal.

MAY 7 - 8 / E FORAM QUASE FELIZES PARA SEMPRE Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater / Times Vary

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MAY 15 / CATCH THE IMPOSSIBLE WITH CHARLES PEACHOCK & KOSTYA KIMLAT Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater / 7 PM

COURTNEY CAGGIANO

MAY 19 / PARK MAITLAND SCHOOL

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.

PRESENTS THE SOUND OF MUSIC Walt Disney Theater / 7:30 PM

MAY 21 / DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Walt Disney Theater / 3 PM

ALEXANDRA NIBLETT Alexandra Niblett was born in Dallas, TX, and made the move to Orlando, FL, after graduating with a degree in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently a photographer for the Walt Disney World Company and a freelance writer in her spare time. Her passion for writing and photography drives her to continue documenting life’s journey with photography, exploring diversity, and using the power of words, storytelling and technology to impact, better and help educate society.

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Dear Readers, Let’s talk about time thieves. Maybe you’ve never heard about them. Even so, I’m sure that every one of you have encountered them here and there. Time thieves come in all shapes and sizes. Time is one of the most precious things to have, and with getting older, we know that as time goes on, it gets even more precious. As we begin the summer season, I decided to make a list of my top 5 time thieves: 1) The Internet… of course. I always find that time is flying so much when I am looking for something or researching something, and in our business, this is certainly a common practice. Hours go by without you even noticing it! 2) People who just don’t want to let you go… and you know what I mean. There is a reason why they’re called ex’s. 3) Social media… I’m sure you have this time thief in your life! The younger audience may not mind, but the ones in my age do. We seem to use social media as a distraction, but sometimes it distracts us a little too much… Sven with Mother and fist son Anthony

4) People who start arguing when they think they are right, when evidence is clear that they are not—I call them the “energy vampires” who drain you from your vitality. 5) TV … especially the primetime shows that try to hold us on from episode to episode. Does it offer us anything? To some it might, but I doubt it. ...and there are more. Time is so precious, so why not use it the way you want it? Time spent reading a magazine is a good example. You can read when you like and where you like—outdoors, indoors, in the airplane—and whenever you have a few moments to wind down. It’s relaxing and informative, and you might be surprised by what you see on the next page, which we hear all the time from our readers about Orlando Style. Also, don’t forget to spend some time with or think about the most wonderful person who brought you into this wonderful world: your mom. Be sure to make her Mother’s Day very special this month. And, to my beautiful wife Cathleen, who is celebrating her first Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day!! Sincerely,

Sven J. Bode Publisher

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WHAT TO DO

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MAY 1 / Orlando PWG Wedding Show

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WHAT TO DO

THE ART OF FASHION

AMY SCHUMER LIVE

MAY 7 / Central Florida Women’s League

MAY 14 / Florence + The Machine:

MAY 21 / Art Walk

2016 Derby Gala

How Beautiful Tour

Downtown Sanford / 6 PM - 9 PM

The Alfond Inn / 4 PM - 9 PM

Amway Center / 7:30 PM

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MAY 27 - 28 / BBQ Blowout Oviedo Mall / 6 PM - 10 PM / 10 AM - 6 PM

MAY 7 / Asian Cultural Festival

MAY 15 / Orlando Wedding Expo

Orlando Fashion Square Mall / 11 AM - 4 PM

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MAY 13 / Food Truck Friday in Celebration Town Hall / 5 PM – 9 PM

MAY 16 / Amy Schumer Live

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CITY NEWS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Style Events, News & Gossip From Around the City By Riesa Pascal

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CITY NEWS

Happy Summer Orlando! You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers so make sure you get outside this month to enjoy the beauty that is Central Florida in the summertime. These past couple months have been packed with family friendly excitement and fun happenings throughout our wonderful city. If you missed any of it, fear not! We’ve got all the highlights for you, just in case you missed it. 22-year-old pop artist, Christina Grimmie, is currently the talk of the town and it’s easy to see why! The New Jersey native finished third place on NBC’s The Voice, recently performed at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival, and this February, hit the road with Rachel Platten for a highly anticipated nationwide tour. Orlando Style caught up with Christina during her tour stop at Cheyenne Saloon in Downtown Orlando on March 4th. The American Music Award winner knocked down the house with her killer pipes as both new and veteran fans developed an even deeper appreciation for her raw, blossoming talent. Christina says fans can look forward to new music and even more touring in the upcoming months so stay tuned!

10 incredible days. Now it’s time to ring in the 25th year with a celebration that’s unlike any we’ve seen before! The Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering 170 of the best in current, independent and international cinema. From April 8th-17th, film lovers from all walks of life came together for the non-stop fun and first-class events the festival has come to be known for. Nicknamed “the festival with a heart,” the Florida Film Festival also gave Central Floridians the unique opportunity to intimately mingle with numerous filmmakers and celebrities during several open forum film discussions, numerous festival parties and more. This year’s special guests and their featured films included Mark Duplass featuring The Puffy Chair and Sissy Spacek featuring Badlands. Orlando Style Magazine is pleased to be a proud sponsor of the Florida Film Festival Tickets for this next event sold out faster than you can say “Brews Around the Zoo” so chances are you missed out if you didn’t

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nowned stars of reggaeton, salsa, merengue and more brought the heat to SeaWorld’s lakeside Main Stage. It was here that the festival came to life as attendees gathered around the dance floor and boogied to the high energy beat of live bands, DJs and hot Latin hits. After working up an appetite, attendees indulged in authentic Latin dishes specially prepared by Chef Héctor Colón and his culinary crew. New this year was the addition of a Tasting Sampler package, which allowed guests to choose up to five food items from sampler selections at any of the festival dining locations for only $25. All events and concerts are included with SeaWorld admission so don’t miss Viva La Musica when it returns this month on May 7th and 14th.

Strap on your heels and straighten that tie! The Official Orlando Fashion Week returned to the City Beautiful from April 6th-9th and it only makes sense that such a glamourous event be brought to you in part by Orlando Style Magazine! Guests were invited to come celebrate fashion and partake in the showcase of talent by eight brilliant featured designers. Proceeds raised from Orlando Fashion Week helped to support their partnership with the non-profit organization ‘Assisted Funds,’ which helps the needy cover their medical expenses. Orlando Fashion Week events included fashion seminars, a fashion industry expert panel mixer, designer fashion shows and celebrity radio hostess appearances from Marissa Clark and Sondra Rae with XL106.7!

The first Prince in every Princess’s life is her father! On April 30th, the A. Jones Family Foundation celebrated this beautiful relationship between fathers and daughters with their fourth consecutive Princess Ball at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort. The magical evening THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER KNOCKED featured entertainment DOWN THE HOUSE WITH HER KILLER PIPES AS from professional ballet dancers and pageant BOTH NEW AND VETERAN FANS DEVELOPED AN winners, tasty food, EVEN DEEPER APPRECIATION FOR HER RAW, photo booth fun, face BLOSSOMING TALENT. painting, carriage rides, professional buy yours early enough! On April 9, the photography and, of course, many Central Florida Zoo was packed with appearances from our favorite fairy tale story attendees of their seventh annual Brews Princesses! A major highlight of the evening Around the Zoo event. Ticketed guests spent was an elegant silent auction that included a beautiful evening strolling through the zoo everything from fine art, jewelry and theme and sampling unique craft beers. The event park tickets to golf outings, spa retreats, also featured select wines, great music and, weekend getaways and much more. Proceeds of course, fascinating animals from around from the event went to benefit the many the globe! Tasty bites from local restaurants wonderful programs of Florida Hospital for such as Joe’s Crab Shack and Tijuana Flats Children. paired well with craft beers from a variety of vendors including Goose Island, Victory Know of a Not-ToBe Missed Event? Do Tell! Brewing, Sweetwater Brewing and more. Email us at info@styletome.com Brews Around the Zoo is one of the largest fundraising events for Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Profits raised will help to continue the highest of care for the animals and to support many of the educational programs offered.

Every April, for nearly a quarter of a century, the highly anticipated Florida Film Festival has taken over Orlando’s Enzian Theatre for

Wepa! On April 16th and 23rd, Viva La Musica brought a fiery festival of Latin Culture to SeaWorld Orlando. Internationally re-

One of the largest annual events in Orlando is back! Located in the heart of downtown, Spring Fiesta was held from April 2nd-3rd much to the delight of all. The beloved event created community through art and displayed the beauty of springtime weather at Lake Eola with hundreds of artists and crafters. Over the two-day duration, the 27th annual Spring Fiesta in the Park succeeded in their mission of bringing family and petfriendly arts and entertainment to downtown Orlando while promoting local urban development in the city and through the Orlando Community and Youth Trust.

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Disney Dream SET SAIL ON AN UNFORGETTABLE VOYAGE WHERE DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE!

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By Cathleen K. Bode

Disney Dream is the second newest ship in

the Disney flotilla with a maiden voyage date of January 26th, 2011. Five years later, the awardwinning Disney Dream’s elegant combination of timeless beauty and contemporary luxury is still taking adults, children and families on an unforgettable Disney adventure. My own adventure aboard the Disney Dream was a relaxing and whimsical three-day experience that I shared with my father and sister. With 14 decks, 1,250 staterooms and the ability to comfortable carry 4,000 passengers, the magnificent ship welcomed us with the grandest of splendor and a beautiful promise of the extraordinary journey to come. The powerful sound of the Disney Dream horn— which plays familiar Disney tunes, such as “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “It’s a Small World”—marked the beginning of our voyage as we set sail across the ocean blue. Knowing Disney Dream was designed with families in mind, we expected nothing short of a wonderful weekend overflowing with relaxation, fun and intense splashes of classic Disney magic at every corner. Our Verandah stateroom, a lavish accommodation designed for families of three to five, was built with the finest construction and décor. The private, spacious quarters left us with ample room to relax and enjoy with floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the expanse of the blue sea. Our private verandah allowed us to share laughter and conversation whilst breathing in the fresh, salty air and viewing the most magnificent sunsets. However, every passenger knows that the real

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fun happens outside of the staterooms! Unlike other cruises, which strongly cater to the desires of adults and can often treat children’s activities as an afterthought, Disney Dream is home to a variety of thrilling activities for every age and personality to partake in. Infants and toddlers can play with toys and games at It’s A Small World Nursery while older children will delight in Disney’s Oceaneer Lab and Oceaneer Club. There they can choose between six themed experiences that allow them to exercise, problem solve, connect with their peers, create, imagine and much more. At Edge, young tweens can enjoy everything from wacky science experiments to improv comedy training. Meanwhile, teenagers at Vibe can look forward to exciting cooking classes, a Disney “Dating” game and much more Disney Dream fun. But the entertainment doesn’t stop with the children and it’s not always “dry fun” either. All ages will have a splashing good time on Disney Dream’s “AquaDuck”, the first water coaster at sea. The 765-foot long waterslide with a four-deck drop winds 13feet over the edge of the ship and through the ship’s forward funnel. While Disney Dream also features a variety of family-friendly pools and hot tubs, the calming Quiet Cove pool and bar proved to be a popular hangout spot for many adults who desired relaxation without the flurry of playing children. In keeping up with Disney tradition and their family-centric atmosphere, every day on Disney Dream is a day packed with activities and offerings for those families looking forward to spending quality time together. At Buena


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Vista Theatre, an elegant cinema that shows first-run movies and digital 3D films, we kicked back and enjoyed a showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. From animated Disney films to intense adventure flicks, their impressive selection of movies proved suitable for every member of any family. Equally stunning aboard the ship was The Walt Disney Theatre, a exquisite live-performance venue where we witnessed spectacular Broadway-caliber Disney shows in the luxury of a charming theatre. Each night featured a different performance with two show times to choose from. The theatre kicked off the cruise with a showing of the timeless Disney tribute, “The Golden Mickeys.” The following evening was full of laughter during “Villains Tonight!”, a comedy show featuring the Disney Villains. On Sunday, hearts were warmed with the theatre’s final show, “Disney’s Believe” which saw beloved Disney characters take a father on a magical journey to show him that anything is possible. In spite of all the fun, even adults need a little relaxation and Disney Dream had just the remedy with Senses Spa & Salon where passengers can experience elegant spa and high-end salon services with an expansive ocean view. At Senses, my sister and I indulged in the Spa Rainforest Room

where we experienced ultimate relaxation in a thermal suite, which included a whirlpool, aroma steam room, sauna and water therapy. For extra sensory perfection, we even tried the Rainforest Scrub Experience, a customdesigned body polish to slough away dead skin in the Rainforest sensory showers. Senses’ private jacuzzi overlooking the turquoise sea was the perfect place to relax after a massage and warming lounge chairs made for an ideal spot to read a book or catch a snooze. Open daily, the facilities also offer Couples Spa Villas, a traditional barber shop, teeth whitening, acupuncture treatments, a separate Chill Spa for teens and much more. As with any cruise, shopping is a must while on board and Disney Dream makes it incredibly easy with a wonderful selection of delightful shops selling everything from Disney-inspired diamond jewelry by Sophia Fiori to beautiful Disney art and giclée prints on canvas. At Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats, there’s even shopping to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us! There passengers can have their fill of assorted candy, delectable treats and handmade gelato and ice cream. With so much to do aboard the Disney Dream, it’s easy to forget about the adventures that await at the docking locations, but we were quickly reminded as we made our first stop. Saturday morning we were welcomed 22 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

to Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas. After docking, we were greeted at the vibrant port with seemingly endless opportunities for adventure and fun. Bay Street is the main shopping street in downtown Nassau, and it runs parallel to the shoreline. Dozens of stores were open for us to browse through various goodies from touristy T-shirts to the famous Bahamian rum cakes and everything else you can think of. Before docking, passengers even had the opportunity to safely book amazing port adventures through Disney Dream such as day trips to Atlantis, Blue Lagoon Island and snorkeling along the soft, golden-sandy beaches of the Bahamas. In stark contrast to the big city buzz of Nassau, our second stop was Castaway Cay, Disney’s private port-of-call paradise. Bright and early Sunday morning we docked on this pristine island for a beautiful day of tropical leisure activities. My family and I opted for the Castaway Cay Getaway Package that included a day’s use of both snorkeling equipment and inflatable floats as well as an hour long bike rental, which was perfect for a riding tour through the picturesque island. A delicious lunch and barbecue were included for all passengers, but we were careful to leave room for the wonderful onboard meals we’d begun to highly anticipate every evening. Disney Dream has multiple dining venues,


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LAUGHTER IS TIMELESS, IMAGINATION HAS NO AGE, AND DREAMS ARE FOREVER - Walt Disney including three main dining restaurants, two adult-only specialty restaurants, a buffet (including unlimited amounts of fresh stone crab claws and shrimp steamed to perfection!), multiple bars, lounges and quick service stations. Every night, passengers rotate through the main dining restaurants along with their servers, intentionally building a unique bond between diners and wait staff. Available at an additional cost to passengers are the 2 adult-only restaurants, Palo and Remy. At Palo, we experienced Northern Italian cuisine in a stylish atmosphere at just $30 per person. We dined from the impressive menu while surrounded by sweeping ocean views and ornate decorations such as adorable gondola wine cradles and paintings with hidden Mickeys in the subtle, whispering clouds. Everything from the hearty Caramelle di Vitello and Wild Mushroom Risotto to Fritto di Calamari e Gamberi and Osso Buco left our mouths watering, and our appetites fully satisfied. Meanwhile, the exquisite French-inspired cuisine and extravagant décor found at Remy is proof that Disney Dream means business when it comes to fine dining. Remy, inspired by Disney/Pixar’s 2007 Academy Award-winning film, Ratatouille, offers the most upscale and romantic dining experience on board at a modest cost of $85 per person. As you enter the lavish restaurant,

a $50,000 Swarovski Crystal covered Remy (Ratatouille’s hero) hangs from the ceiling as an elegant welcoming to all the guests who’ve arrived for the high-class evening. Gold plated French plates made just for Disney Dream are a testament to the quality of the food that is served upon them. A French-inspired menu of superior seasonal ingredients ensures dining at Remy is always a first-rate affair. Advising Chef Arnaud Lallement, was awarded a prestigious three Michelin stars in 2014 for his family-run restaurant L’Assiette Champenoise, just outside Reims, France—and Chef Scott Hunnel from award-winning Victoria & Albert’s at Walt Disney World Resort both collaborated to create a menu that melds classic and contemporary styles to perfection. From the excellence of the meal to the firstclass service, it was an amazing dinner that rivals the best of fine dining anywhere in the world. Our experience aboard Disney Dream was simply magical in the purest sense of the word and the three-day duration proved to be the perfect amount of quality time with my family. Any stress and worries remained docked at the port where they belonged as we unwound and immersed ourselves in this wonderful adventure designed to satisfy both mental and physical well-being for all ages. 23 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

How can children not fall asleep with a smile on their face when beloved Disney characters are wondering the ship, pirates are blasting off fireworks and “Fairy Godmothers-inTraining” are ready with magic and pixie dust to give them the transformation of a lifetime at The Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? How can adults ever adjust back to the real world after being relentlessly spoiled by pure bliss at the Senses Spa & Salon, the Pink Champagne Bar, abundance of open-air lounges and much more? But most importantly, how can families not return home closer and more bonded than ever before after sharing three days together in the laughter, love and joy that has become synonymous with the Disney name? Consider planning your Disney cruise vacation today and allow the Disney Dream to make all your dreams come true. Disney Dream / Disney Cruise Line Reservations: 800-951-3532 www.disneycruise.disney.go.com


MUSICAL

TANGLED BY ALEXANDRA NIBLETT

Every year, the Walt Disney Company brings fairytale

favorites and beloved characters to life with timeless shows that captivate both the young and old. Many people grew up adoring the classic stories on screen, and nowadays, guests have the opportunity to experience watching some of their favorite stories in a whole different light — dazzling live stage shows. While stage shows aren’t new to the company, Disney has delivered again, bringing the magic to the sea in Disney Cruise Line’s latest addition to the cruise line’s lineup of live entertainment with Tangled: The Musical. This live musical is performed on every voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic. The musical premiered in November last year and became a hit, featuring several familiar songs from the original film along with vibrant sets and spirited dance numbers in the ship’s 977-seat Walt Disney Theater. For those who are familiar with Tangled, you will be delighted to know Disney did a superb job sticking to the storyline while some of your favorite characters from the movie, including Rapunzel, Flynn, Mother Gothel and the ever-so-spunky palace horse Maximus add flair to the humorous tale. Tangled: The Musical is a beautiful collaboration that pleases both the eyes and the ears, and the laborious work that went into creating this special entertainment masterpiece is reflected throughout the entire show. The vivid set features 15 colorful scenes and seven distinct locations, and every set piece for the musical was sculpted and painted by hand. Tony Award-winning costume designer Paloma Young developed 125 costumes using more than 200 different types of fabric, all of which accurately reflect the characters’ personalities and traits. And even more talent came from the creators of the energizing music.

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MUSICAL

Aboard Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic!

Academy-Award winning composer Alan Menken and Grammy Award-winning lyricist Glenn Slater teamed up for a second time — they previously collaborated on the original Tangled soundtrack — creating three new themed songs specifically for the musical. For those who have never seen the movie or are unfamiliar with Tangled, this musical is guaranteed to pull heartstrings and leave you with a big smile on your face. This Disney classic takes guests on an enchanting adventure following a young girl named Rapunzel who was kidnapped by an ill-willed lady named Mother Gothel. Mother Gothel wished to keep Rapunzel to herself to benefit from Rapunzel’s magical golden locks, and for 17 years, Rapunzel was confined to a tiny tower where she was forbidden to leave. On the brink of Rapunzel’s 18th birthday, she builds the courage to escape and see the world beyond her window, going on a unique, fun-filled journey in search of the sky lanterns she grew up admiring, making some unlikely friends along the way. The musical is an absolute must-see. The Disney Magic itself is an impressive ship, and this musical featuring twice a day is the icing on the cake. Onboard Cruise Director Leslie Dallas said guests are loving it, claiming that “many are waiting outside the doors to see the show.” It is the first time Tangled has been transformed into a broadway style show, and all of the hardworking casts on stage and backstage do a fantastic job of preserving some of that Disney magic that has fans coming back each year. For more information about Tangled: The Musical and the Disney Magic, visit https://disneycruise.disney.go.com/ships/magic/.

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BEST FRIENDS

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TOP PET-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN ORLANDO

BY: STEPHANIE FERAZZOLI

You don’t have to go far from home to take a break from your everyday, busy, routine, and your pet doesn’t want to be left behind either! Orlando offers some of the most luxurious and exciting pet-friendly hotels and resorts, allowing you and your furry friend to take a staycation and unwind your leashes.

Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando- This upscale 4-star hotel takes you into sophisticated, classically furnished rooms with pillowtop mattresses and marble bathrooms. Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, this hotel provides the perfect opportunity for you and your pet to explore the city and still be moments away from Orlando’s magical theme parks and top entertainment.

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort - Sitting on acres of woodland, this four-star, chic, and Mediterranean-style resort is the perfect place for your pet to let loose and run free. Conveniently located seconds away from Disney World parks and attractions, yet relaxing and peaceful surrounded by trees, a golf course, and a tenacre lake.

The Alfond Inn - A luxury, four-star, boutique hotel located in Winter Park is the perfect quaint staycation spot. Away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions, this pet-friendly hotel sits in class with some of the most high end restaurants, shops, and boutiques in orlando and is surrounded by cobblestone roads and parks.

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando - You and your pet can be treated like a rockstar at this resort with thrills and excitement! This show-stopping resort offers luxurious rooms and suites with rock and music appreciation. The palm tree lined swimming pool immerses you in sound and water. The perfect place for you and your pet to ‘wag’ about.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando - This five-star hotel takes you across the seas to Portofino, Italy. The luxurious architecture and theme re-creates the romance and charm of the famed seaside village. Outdoor cafes, cobblestone streets and still minutes away from the shopping, dining, and entertainment of International Drive and Orlando’s finest attractions. La dolce vita!

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando - Take a trip to paradise with this family resort with tropical themed rooms and suites. The island themed hotel overlooks a lagoon and sits on a sandy shore with tall shading palm trees. This is your chance to enjoy a pacific vacation without having to sail across the ocean, or even leave your area code. You and your pet will soak your paws in the sun and water and relax on island time. 26

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TECH

THE STRANGE NEW WORLD OF

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING BY STEPHANIE FERAZOLLI

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TECH

Autonomous cars are the future of driving; they’re becoming less of a fantasy and more of a reality. An autonomous car is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without much human input. This software is so technological that it detects its surroundings using radar, lidar, GPS, odometry, and computer vision. Autonomous cars have control systems that analyze sensory data to distinguish different cars on the road and are able to follow traffic without you ever having to drive yourself. Advanced control systems interpret sensory information to identify appropriate navigation paths, as well as obstacles and relevant signage.

THE FULLY ELECTRIC, SEMIAUTONOMOUS CAR DRIVES HIGHWAY MILES, USING SENSORS TO GUIDE THE CAR, WHILE YOU SIT BACK AND LET THE CAR DRIVE YOU.

Tesla Motors have recently popularized the driverless car technology with their autopilot software. The fully electric, semi-autonomous car drives highway miles, using sensors to guide the car, while you sit back and let the car drive you. The “Ludicrous” function takes you from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds, taking you into a smooth and sleek acceleration in comparison to the Lamborghini Huracan, which takes you from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds. On a recent, and quite frightening experience, I was able to test drive the Tesla Model S P90D where it took me on I-4 through morning traffic. The car was able to use its complex software to steer along the curves and remain in the lines of the highway. The Tesla sensed the other cars on the road as well, displaying them on the computer on the dash. The fully electric car drives over two hundred miles on a full charge, and you can charge from home or at one of the 3,628 supercharger stations dispersed across the country. Tesla announced they are planning on doubling the number of superchargers across the country. Tesla also recently announced the Tesla Model 3, a smaller, more affordable, new model with practically all the features of a

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Tesla Model S, including the autopilot feature. The new model will be the safest in its class and will revolutionize semi-autonomous, affordable, goodlooking driving. A close comparison to the autonomous Tesla software is the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive. With similar functions, such as interpreting the roads and other cars and responding in ways such as braking and accelerating, Intelligent Drive offers an advanced system as well. However, the Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive is a fuel injected car, unlike the fully electric Tesla, in which a full super charge can last approximately over 200 miles and only takes under an hour to charge. Google is working on their prototype of the autonomous vehicle, in which the software is fully autonomous and is predicted to be on roads by 2020. The Google autonomous car does not intend to be a manufacturer themselves, but rather licensing the technology to other companies. Rumor has it, BMW has partnered with Chinese search engine, Baidu to develop a self-driving, fully functioning prototype set to be released by the end of this year. For months, rumors have been surfacing about Apple building a team of top automotive engineers and the company has reportedly been scoping out locations for top-secret car testing. However, Apple is more likely to release a fully electric car before an autonomous car. The technology currently being engineered for autonomous driving is expected to be the next big wave in automotive technology, if not all locomotion in general. The development of autonomous cars has grown tremendously; the future of autonomous cars is not on it’s way, it has already arrived.


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Mot her of t he Bride THE VENI INFANTINO COLLECTION FOR RONALD JOYCE OFFERS ENDLESS OPTIONS TO THE LADY WHO WANTS TO FEEL SOPHISTICATED AND STYLISH. FOUNDED IN THE 1950’S BY RONALD AND JOYCE PHILLIPS AS A LONDON BASED BRIDAL AND EVENING WEAR DESIGN HOUSE, RONALD JOYCE IS NOW ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN MANUFACTURERS IN THE INDUSTRY FOR BRIDAL, BRIDESMAIDS AND OCCASION WEAR. Designed by Italian-born designer, Veni Infantino (pictured right); one of the best designers for Mother of the Bride and evening wear, this fashion collection is unmistakably elegant and feminine. Veni has brought her own signature to classic tailoring using beautiful silks and laces in a stunning pallet of colours. Images Courtesy of Ronald Joyce.

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HUGO BOSS ‘MADERB’ ITALIAN CALFSKIN WINGTIP DERBY DRESS SHOES

These classic wingtip dress shoes by BOSS are expertly crafted with Italian blake stitching between the sole and upper, allowing for a lighter, more flexible fit. $395 Available at Hugo Boss

DAVID YURMAN PETRVS BEE CUFFLINKS

Sterlibg silver and 18-karat yellow gold. $1,850 / Available at David Yurman at the Mall

MONTBLANC VILLERET TOURBILLON CYLINDRIQUE GEOSPHÈRES VASCO DA GAMA

The watchmakers at Montblanc’s manufacture in Villeret have imagined the Tourbillon Cylindrique Geosphères: an unprecedented combination of a cylindrical tourbillon and a triple time zone indication, with local time shown in the centre, home time on a twelve-hour compass rose and, in a supremely original innovation, world time depicted on two globes representing the northern and southern hemispheres. Price Available Upon Request. Available at Mayors Jewelry.

GUCCI LEATHER BI-FOLD WALLET WITH WEB

A leather wallet with the Gucci embossed tab and signature green/red/green web detail. Made in calfskin leather heatstamped to achieve a boar effect, giving it a textured appearance. $350 Available at Gucci stores.

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TOYS

COME FLY WITH ME Spyker, creator of meticulously hand-built

sports cars since 2000, today proudly unveils its third-generation sports car: the Spyker C8 Preliator. Victor R. Muller, Spyker’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer said on the occasion of the unveiling: “The greatest man in our industry, Enzo Ferrari, once said: ‘What’s behind you, doesn’t matter’. What does matter is the fact that we have returned to Geneva today to unveil the worthy successor to the Spyker C8 Aileron, launched right here in 2009, of which the last five units are being assembled in our new production facilities in Coventry, the United Kingdom.“ The Spyker C8 Preliator’s design represents the ultimate translation of our aviation heritage to a “road jet”, a plane without wings, reflected among others in the Head-Up Display, fitted as standard to every car. It is the epitome of our unrivaled craftsmanship. By mounting a supercharger to the Audi V8 engine we have improved the performance of the Spyker C8 Preliator significantly as compared to its predecessor and its exclusivity is warranted since we will produce a mere 50 units. The “Preliator” name, which means “fighter” or “warrior” in latin, pays tribute to that aviation heritage: “Fighters” are warplanes as made by Spyker between 1914 and 1918. But even more so, “Preliator” symbolises the uphill battles Spyker faced and won in the past couple of years. The Spyker C8 Preliator is made for discerning owners who appreciate the attention to detail and bespoke features we have offered them for over a decade and a half now. Our dedicated crew will assemble the first cars in Coventry, UK, together with CPP Metalcraft, our very first partner since we started Spyker back in 2000, as of the last quarter of this year. When I designed the Spyker C8 Preliator I wanted it to ooze the sheer tenacity and determination with which we created a new dawn for our company and by launching it here today we pay homage to the latin axiom which has adorned the Spyker propellor logo since 1914 “Nulla tenacia invia est via” - for the tenacious no road is impassable”.

The Spyker C8 Preliator’s contemporary design is even more heavily inspired by Spyker’s aviation heritage than any of our previous models with a clear emphasis on the typical aircraft air intakes, the so-called NACA ducts, and represents the latest evolution of Spyker’s signature architecture. In the first-generation cars, the propeller design was consistently applied to many elements of the cars. The second generation cars showed a transition to turbine engine inspired design. Within the design of the new third generation cars, the Spyker C8 Preliator, the emphasis has shifted to submerged air intakes, the so-called NACA ducts, as used in the aviation industry. In order to enhance the aerodynamic performance of the car, several changes in styling were made so as to reduce drag such as the replacement of the air scoop on the canopy by a NACA duct. Small ailerons were added to the front splitter and side skirts to redirect the airflow optimally. The shark-like gills have been abandoned, which results in a cleaner, smoother appearance. The glass canopy has a reflective gold coating applied to it as used in jet fighters. The trademark V-shaped grille with honeycomb mesh is now characterised by the central pillar first seen on the Spyker B6 Venator concept car shown here in 2013. Also the rear diffuser was redesigned for improved functionality. Small winglets mounted on the front splitter and side skirts optimize the airflow. The CNC-machined stainless steel rear lights are made of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) emulating fighter jet afterburners. LED lights were also used for the indicators and the sidelights in the headlight units.The brake light has been sculpted into the rear panel so as to ensure smooth flowing design lines. Elegantly aggressive 19” Turbofan™ wheels are shown in a mirror polish finish. The Spyker C8 Preliator is available in 16 standard colours, but customers may choose any colour they wish as an option, as well as the sporty Spyker Squadron GT2 colour scheme. The C8 Preliator shown here has a new colour called Satin Jet Grey. Spyker will meet any demand of its discerning owners to create an absolutely bespoke car of which he or she will never find another one.

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2016 SPYKER C8 PRELIATOR

Engine: 4.2 liter V8 Aspiration: supercharger HP: 518 hp @ 6800 rpm Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

THE SPYKER C8 PRELIATOR IS MADE FOR DISCERNING OWNERS WHO APPRECIATE THE ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND BESPOKE FEATURES WE HAVE OFFERED THEM FOR OVER A DECADE AND A HALF NOW.

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Women with curly hair can use this conditioner as a leavein treatment, co-wash, or standard everyday conditioner. This product detangles and hydrates strands. $34/Avaliable at bumbleandbumble.com

DOLCE & GABBANA BEAUTY VOYAGE MAKEUP ESSENTIAL PALETTE

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MEMO PARIS FRENCH LEATHER A ROSE AFFAIR

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CELEBRITY SOUP

DRESSES

THAT MADE HISTORY MOST ICONIC CELEBRITY BRIDAL GOWNS OF THE PAST 60 YEARS By Riesa Pascal When it comes to wedding dresses, there’s never been a shortage of amazing, innovative designs and no group proves this more than celebrities. Celebrity wedding dresses come in all colors, lengths and styles, but one thing they all have in common is their extravagance and potential to become memorable, iconic pieces of history. Who can’t picture Kim Kardashian in her mermaid Givenchy gown or Solange Knowles in her floor length cape dress? (If you need a reminder, that was the sixth outfit Knowles switched into during her wedding festivities... did I mention celebrities also love to change clothes at their weddings?) Let’s take a look back through the years as we recall some of the most iconic celebrity wedding dresses of each decade.

THE 50s - GRACE KELLY, 1956 Perhaps nothing yells iconic more than the stunning gown worn by American actress Grace Kelly when she wed Prince Rainier of Monaco. Grace was already royalty in Hollywood and after her lavish wedding to Prince Rainier, every bride wanted to have such a romantic ceremony of their own. The pearl-studded, long-sleeved gown was a parting gift from Grace’s former studio, MGM, which had a tradition of providing their female stars with their wedding dresses. Helen Rose, the studio’s Academy Award winning costume designer, was recruited to create the elaborate gown which was worked on for six weeks by three dozen seamstresses. The gown was made of a fitted lace bodice and bell-shaped satin skirt which was fused together with a pleated waist. Unlike other royal brides, Grace chose not to wear a tiara and attached her veil to a beaded juliet cap instead. She also chose to carry a prayer book with her down the aisle, which was covered to match the dress. The final look was elegant, unique and served as the perfect dress for Grace’s transition from movie star to full-fledged royal.

THE 60s - PRISCILLA PRESLEY, 1967 Priscilla Beaulieu was just 14 when she met Elvis Presley on an Army base in Germany. After courting for eight long years, the couple was finally married at The Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. The future Mrs. Presley was 22 at the time and claims that her search for a wedding dress ended up taking months. She finally settled on a flowing beaded silk-chiffon gown, which was trimmed in seed pearls. The pure white gown featured a lace neckline, full-length sleeves and a simple A-line silhouette that spilled out into a small train. Her three-foot veil was secured to her signature beehive hairdo with a rhinestone crown. In an excerpt from her novel Elvis and Me, Priscilla spoke of her dress hunt saying, “Disguised in dark glasses and a hat, I shopped every exclusive boutique from Memphis to L.A. where, despite my disguise, I was paranoid enough to think people recognized me. Finally someone suggested a little out-of-the-way shop in L.A...it was here that I found my wedding dress. It wasn’t extravagant, it wasn’t extreme—it was simple and to me beautiful.”

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THE 70s - BIANCA MACIAS, 1971 When actress Bianca Macias married Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, her dress was the complete opposite of Priscilla’s when it comes to modest necklines. In fact, it wasn’t a dress at all! Perhaps it was a sign of changing times, but to the shock of all, both Bianca and Mick opted to wear leisure suits for their day of holy matrimony. Bianca, who was four months pregnant with their daughter Jade at the time, stunned in a tailored Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking jacket. Her pregnancy prevented her from being able to button a blouse under her jacket so Bianca went completely without one and wore nothing under the plunging neckline. Also breaking tradition was Bianca’s choice to elegantly attach her veil under a large, oversized hat. She was certainly not a conventional bride, but her chic outfit made for an instant classic and iconic fashion moment for weddings in the 70s.

THE 80s - PRINCESS DIANA, 1981 The late Princess Diana incorporated all the details of an iconic royal gown in the dress she wore to marry Prince Charles in 1981. Lady Diana Spencer was just 21-years-old, but it was a gorgeous fairytale wedding fit for a princess. The dress has been called one of the most famous dresses in the world and was a closely guarded secret during construction. British fashion designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel designed the dress to be “something that was going to go down in history, but also something that Diana loved,” and go down in history it did! The silk dress was embellished with frills, flounces and bows, sumptuous fabrics, jewels, embroidered lace, crinolines and corsetry and who can forget that never ending 25-foot train? Diana’s enormous skirt was supported by layers of petticoats while her ruffled collar and puffed sleeves drew attention to the fitted bodice. A tiny 18-carat gold horseshoe studded with diamonds was sewn into the back label of the dress while a tiny blue bow was sewn into the waistband of her larger-than life Victorian-style gown.

THE 90s - CELINE DION, 1994 If you were alive in the 90s, then chances are very high that you remember the Marie Antoinetteinspired creation Celine Dion wore when she married her manager Rene Angelil in 1994. With its long sleeves and form-hugging bodice, the extravagant Mirella and Steve Gentile gown took more than 1,000 hours to create. The dress was the perfect choice for Celine, who topped off the look with a seven pound tiara that the singer had to have sewn into her hair. Just looking at the headpiece is enough to give you a headache! The tiara contained more than 2,000 Austrian crystals and looked like something straight out of a fairytale. The blushing bride’s dress also featured a 20-foot train which required the help of eight bridesmaids—all of Celine’s sisters—to keep on track. Thank God for a large family!

2000 - PRESENT - KATE MIDDLETON, 2011 We all remember where we were on April 29, 2011 when Kate Middleton stunned the world in a custom wedding gown designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen for her nuptials to Prince William. The contemporary wedding dress for the Duchess of Cambridge reflected a new generation of the British monarchy. The slim-fitting gown showed off Kate’s slender frame with a strapless corset overlaid with a lace bodice. The nipped-in waist and padded hips recalled Victorian corsetry while the detail on the lace incorporated the four emblems of the UK: the rose, daffodil, thistle and shamrock. The dress also featured a high neck which plunged into a deep V-shape and drew attention to the sweetheart neckline. Six different types of lace were used to create the overlay of the skirt. Kate completed the look with a Cartier halo tiara that was loaned by the Queen and was the bride’s “something borrowed.” The Duchess also had a blue ribbon sewn into the hem. Based on sheer memorability, Burton’s design deserves every accolade it gets! 51 STYLETOME.COM


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LAB GROWN HEARTS WE ARE ALMOST THERE! BY NAOMI SHIF Science is both thinking with its head and with its heart these days. The need for thousands of donor hearts may be close to an idea of the past. On an average, 22 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs, and about 9.1 percent of transplants taken place in 2015 were for heart eligiblity. In a world where more than half of critical patients will not receive the transplant they need, diligent scientists and researchers continue to use their findings to further the success of future heart transplants. The scarce amount of usable hearts for the some 4,154 candidates on the waiting list and the plausible rejection from the new host body, have brought major concern among the medical community for years. Monumental studies by a team at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have brought to light the new practice

of using patient familiar pluripotent stem cells to support heart advancement. The “heart wants what it wants,” right? Finding that a great deal of worry still lay in the possible rejection of the foreign donor heart, the scientists used their previous lab research of similar form. Using a detergent solution they stripped a group of donor organs from cells that might set off an immune response in the recipient. With the use of adult skin cells and messenger RNA they were able to turn the cells into pluripotent stem cells able to cultivate into two different types of cardiac cells including cardiomyocytes. After evaluating the potential performance of the cardiac matrix organs, they infused the organs with the new generated cells for close testing. Two weeks of scrutinized study and viable conditions of normal heart function successfully displayed that fresh and functional 56 STYLETOME.COM

human heart tissue had been produced. Finally, testing the organs with electric shock, scientists found the hearts to actually start beating once more. The overwhelmingly positive study suggested that if original human skin cells from the actual recipient were used in transplant scenarios, similar to those in the study, the chance of success would greatly increase. The human body would cease immune fire, so to speak. Scientists’ main focus on the subject, following such a success, is to continue to master ways to produce even more cardiac cells for future experimentation. While completely growing lab generated hearts is still a hope of the future, this new development sets our medical community at an extremely increased advantage. As research pushes to the future, so does the health of our nation.


IN THE KNOW

GEORGE WASHINGTON

HACKS THE SAN BERNARDINO IPHONE WITH THE ALL WRITS ACT OF 1789

By Mark NeJame / Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley

The utilization One of this year’s biggest headlines has been the FBI v. Apple encryption debacle. If you’re like most people, you understand the basics, but the technicalities leave you with a glazed over look. Don’t be discouraged; in the everevolving digital age, the debate between privacy versus national security affects us all, so it’s important to understand the key points and their potential impact. Here are the Cliff’s Notes: One of the shooters of the 2015 San Bernardino attack, Syed Rizwan Farook, possessed an iPhone 5C, which he used for work as an employee of San Bernardino County. The phone was owned by San Bernardino County. The iPhone was locked with the four-digit password protection feature of the iPhone. After the shooting, the FBI obtained the iPhone and began attempting to unlock the iPhone in order to obtain information it considered vital to the criminal investigation. Specifically, the FBI was attempting to utilize a “password-guessing technique” whereby

different four-digit passcodes are entered repeatedly until the right one is guessed. This is known as “brute forcing the password.” Basic statistics tells us that at some point the FBI would be able to identify the correct password fairly quickly using this method. There are only so many four-digit combinations that exist, right? (10,000 to be exact). Not exactly. Even the most basic of software programs provide protection from access to data using this method, and Apple is no exception. The user data on one’s iPhone is protected from brute-forcing the password by using “two factors to secure and decrypt data on the phone – the password the user chooses and a unique 256-bit AES secret key that’s embedded in the phone when it’s manufactured,” as described by Wired.com. These two factors work in tandem to access (or “decrypt”) the user data: the four-digit passcode is entered, which then triggers the device to perform a calculation which combines the four-digit passcode and the AES “secret key.” And voila! The data is decrypted and accessible. 58 STYLETOME.COM

The problem encountered by the FBI was this: after a certain number of attempts at the four-digit passcode, the iPhone automatically erases the four-digit passcode, thereby permanently locking all users out, as it eliminates one of the two factors required to unlock and decrypt the data. The underlying user data remains on the device, but is unable to be decrypted and is therefore inaccessible. The FBI used up their “guesses” within ten attempts, at which point it was locked out; the user data on Syed’s iPhone was declared inaccessible as a result of Apple’s security protections. The rest is history. The FBI requested Apple create software to override the security features. Apple, citing to its strict pro-privacy policy, refused. The FBI took it to the judge, who then issued an order compelling Apple to develop said software, which would “bypass or disable the auto-erase function,” Apple appealed. A hearing was scheduled, but before the matter could be heard, a third party announced it had developed a method to unlock the iPhone, which was indeed true. On March 28, 2016, the iPhone was


unlocked and the user data was accessed by the FBI. The Department of Justice vacated the case. What’s concerning is the antiquated law that the court used when issuing its initial order requiring Apple to develop software which would undermine its own security features. The All Writs Act of 1789 is a federal statute which authorizes the courts to “issue all writs necessary or appropriate in aid of their respective jurisdictions and agreeable to the usages and principles of law.” Pretty broad, right? Pretty old, right? The statute was originally a part of the Judiciary Act of 1789, which was enacted during the first session of Congress, was signed by George Washington, and was intended to (and did) establish the judiciary and its powers. The irony! One of this country’s oldest pieces of legislation relied upon as justification to compel (arguably) the world’s most progressive technology giant to develop specific software against its will.

THE BATTLE THAT WAGED ON BETWEEN APPLE AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS SENT SILICON VALLEY INTO A PRIVACY AND SECURITY FRENZY. For you libertarians, chin up. The battle that waged on between Apple and the government has sent Silicon Valley into a privacy and security frenzy. Coders and cryptographers are slated for celebrity status, as they build secure products, encrypting data from end-to-end. Companies such as WhatsApp, which is now owned by Facebook, have already built-in protections which would completely stonewall the federal government from obtaining any data. Wired.com reports that WhatsApp has encrypted data to such a level that it would be impossible to comply with a court order demanding access to user content. And for you dear Federalists, collecting private data in the interest of national security should be A-OK so long as we have the ol’ All Writs Act of 1789 to rely on. “The law actually seems to be keeping up with technology by being so broad that we’re just reinterpreting it all the time,” Irina Raicu, director of the Internet Ethics Program at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics had commented to NPR. Good point, Irina. Or we could just rely on the sophisticated international criminal hackers who are working just as hard to develop programs that will undermine the security and privacy features currently being developed in Silicon Valley by companies such as WhatsApp. And let the Crypto Wars begin.

Mark NeJame


DON’T MISS THE BEAT

SPOTIFY,

Gone are the days of records, tapes, and CDs, along with the difficulty of accessibility in the world of music. But with all of the streaming services available today, the convenience of digital music has almost become a challenge. How do you know which music streaming service is best for you? We’ve researched the top three services we think you’ll love; all you have to do is read our reviews to see which one knows you best.

PANDORA, OR APPLE MUSIC

APPLE MUSIC Even the most loyal Spotify users have tested the waters of Apple Music, as this latest streaming service is quite in vogue and fashionably compatible with Apple products. A catalog of 30 million songs for a $9.99 per month rate made Apple Music’s offer equivalent to that of Spotify, but the service needed something else in order to rival the proven master of music streaming.

WHICH MUSIC APP KNOWS YOU BEST? BY COURTNEY CAGGIANO

Once again, we find Apple doing what only Apple can do: implementing Siri into its music service. By connecting Siri to your Apple Music library, you can ask your iPhone to play anything, from a certain artist or album to something as specific as “the top songs from 1993.” With its sleek presentation and Apple-friendly features, it’s no question that Apple Music is made for iPhone users, although it

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is also offered for Android and Windows devices. For all of the iPhone fans looking for a music streaming service that is fresh, innovative, and easy to use, Apple Music is the perfect choice.

SPOTIFY If you’re all about connecting with new music and new friends, then Spotify is the service for you. This is perhaps the most wellknown streaming service due to its famed over 30-million track catalog, yet what makes it stand out from Apple Music’s catalog of a similar size is its focus on networking— for music curation and social sharing. Each day on Spotify’s homepage, you can find the latest music and newest artists, as well as a variety of playlists for every taste. You can also browse through the top tracks in your location, as well as those in other parts of the world. Of course, you’ll want to share these new tracks with your friends, which is why Spotify allows listeners to follow their Facebook

friends. This is just one of the many social features of Spotify, making it the reigning champion of social music streaming. As for the price, it’s the same as Apple Music: $9.99 per month.

PANDORA While Apple Music and Spotify subscribers range between 20 and 30 million, Pandora has kept its 80 million users even with the latest streaming services entering the race. As the first service to implement personalized recommendations for custom playlists, it remains the cultural go-to for randomized music to set the soundtrack for the day. Since its launch in 2000, Pandora has continued to be one of the best options for free streaming with availability across a wide range of devices. Although it has far fewer songs than Apple Music and Spotify, its premium rate of $4.99 per month is about half of the competitors pricing. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to provide background music, 61 STYLETOME.COM

whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or on a road trip, Pandora is a cheap and carefree way to provide for your streaming needs. Whether you’re an iPhone idolizer, an ontrend music lover, or just someone in the mood for a custom playlist, one of these three services will be a great option for you. Each streaming service has its unique features that make it stand out from the rest, and with comparable rates and all three providing free offers, there’s no wrong answer. You’ll just want to make your decision based on how you desire to incorporate music into your lifestyle.

WITH ALL OF THE STREAMING SERVICES AVAILABLE TODAY, THE CONVENIENCE OF DIGITAL MUSIC HAS ALMOST BECOME A CHALLENGE.


BON APPETIT

TREAT MOM THIS MOTHER’S DAY Fresh Mushroom Crepes • 1 Pound fresh mushrooms • ¼ Cup butter • ½ Teaspoon salt • ¼ Teaspoon pepper • ½ Teaspoon seasoned salt • 2 Cubes beef bouillon • 4 Tablespoons dry white wine • 1 Cup sour cream •2 Tablespoons minced chives

THE E T A M I T UL T S A F K BREA ! D E B IN

Slice mushrooms and sauté in melted butter in a skillet for about 4 minutes. Add salt, pepper, seasoned salt, bouillon and wine. Cook over medium heat several minutes. Stir in sour cream and chives. Heat, but do not boil. Spoon about 4 Tablespoons mushrooms and sauce on to center of crepes, browned side out and fold over.

GET SAUCY! Blueberry Sauce • • • • • •

2 Tablespoons butter 2 Pints blueberries, cleaned ¾ Cups sugar 1 Teaspoon sugar 1 Teaspoon cornstarch Juice of 1 lemon

Combine the butter, blueberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring up to a low boil and stir gently until the berries break down and release their juice. The consistency should remain a bit chunky. As it cools down slightly, it will thicken up a bit. Strawberry Sauce

Basic Crepe Batter • • • • •

4 Large eggs 1 ½ Cups milk; more as needed 1 ½ Cups all-purpose flour ¼ Teaspoon salt 2-3 Tablespoons butter (for basting the crepe maker cooking surface)

Combine the eggs and milk in a bowl, add the flour and salt and whisk until smooth. Separately, combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Push the flour aside to make a well in the center. Break the eggs into the center and pour in ¾ Cup of the milk mixture. Whisking constantly, gradually draw the flour in until you have a thick mixture. Add another ¾ Cup of the milk mixture. Whisk until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Strain the batter, to remove any lumps, into a quart size measuring cup with a spout and let the batter rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Melt the butter and use a pastry brush to put a coating to the cooking plate before pouring and cooking. Transfer the crepe to a cooling rack. Proceed with the remaining batter. Once cool, stack the crepes between sheets of waxed paper. Makes about 11, 10 inch crepes. 62 STYLETOME.COM

• 3 Cups fresh strawberries • ½ Cup sugar • ¼ Cup water •1 Tablespoon cornstarch • Dash salt • 1 Teaspoon butter Wash and hull strawberries; crush 1 cup. Slice remainder and set aside. Combine crushed berries, sugar, water, cornstarch and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Add butter and fold in sliced berries. I would also consider spreading on fruit jams and marmalades such as Apricot, Blackberry or Raspberry. CucinaPro’s Electric Griddle and Crepe Maker. Available for purchase at Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon, cucinapro.com and scsdirectinc.com. Retail Price: $49.99


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The Saint-Lazare Station  by Patuna couture: Black silk long sleeveless dress with a full volume black silk accessory around the front breasts, arms and shoulders and a second full volume black silk accessory around the waist and draping down the left hip to the lower left thigh. The dress has a black flowing train. Look has a black silk accessory hat. Materials: Silk 80%, Organza 10%, Chiffon 10% Dress has a hand painted hat 100% Organza and a Gold colored frame with miniature hand oil painting on canvas as accessory.


FASHION

The Castle Photography Greg Alexander Art director SÊbastien Vienne Hair & make-up Carine Larchet Assistant Audrey Ibanez Wardrobe by Patuna Couture www.patunacouture.com Model Carolina@CHC Produced by www.mephistopheles.fr Special thanks Château du Rivau


FASHION

Déjeuner Sur L’Herbe » by Patuna couture: Black silk long organza skirt tapered at the waist with a silk one-sleeved shirt tapered at the waist covering the neck, left shoulder and arm which does not cover the right shoulder or arm. Look has a black silk accessory hat. Materials: Stretch Silk 50%, Silk 50% Dress has a hand painted hat 100% Organza and a Gold colored frame with miniature hand oil painting on canvas as accessory.

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FASHION

Garden at Sainte Adresse  by Patuna couture: Light purple silk short sleeveless dress with a full volume pink silk accessory around the right shoulder draping down to the right knee and connected so it drapes from the left hip to the right left knee. Look has a plunging neckline and a purple silk accessory hat. Materials: Organza 100% Dress has a hand painted hat 100% Organza and a Gold colored frame with miniature hand oil painting on canvas as accessory.

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FASHION

Morning On The Seine  by Patuna couture: Pink silk long sleeveless dress with a full volume pink silk accessory around the right shoulder, breast and arm to the elbow. The dress has a pink flowing train and a plunging neckline. Look has a light purple silk accessory hat. Materials: Silk 80%, Organza 20% Dress has a hand painted hat 100% Organza and a Gold colored frame with miniature hand oil painting on canvas as accessory.

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FASHION

The Highway Bridge at Argenteuil  by Patuna couture: Black silk short sleeveless dress with a full volume black silk accessory around the right shoulder. Waist is thin and the look has a plunging neckline and a black silk accessory hat. Materials: Lycra 45%, Organza 50%, Chiffon 5% Dress has a hand painted hat 100% Organza and a Gold colored frame with miniature hand oil painting on canvas as accessory.

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BON APPETIT

STUFFED!

CHUY’S UNAPOLOGETICALLY FRIED AVACADO

Feeling guilty? Satisfy your craving for fried food with this stuffed avocado from Chuys! This delectable fried avocado comes with seasoned rice that is filled with flavor along side creamy pinto beans. Of course this meal is best enjoyed with Chuy’s house special, frozen white peach sangria maragrita! With home made chips and salsa, delicous tex-mex food, and a mexican inspired atmosphere, there is no better place on I-Drive to enjoy the festivities this Cinco de Mayo!

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At Stoneybrook Dental we specialize in CARE with stateof-the-art dentistry utilizing CEREC one-visit Ceramic crowns, Preferred Provider-Invisalign clear braces, Soft tissue laser and Digital radiography. We CARE by providing a relaxed, positive atmosphere with inspiring sounds, aromatherapy, massage dental chairs, monitors in the ceiling and nitrous oxide upon request. Dr. Wardlaw believes in painless dentistry focused on prevention. We are a comprehensive dental practice treating all ranges of General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Wendi Wardlaw is a member of the Holistic Dental Association connecting and treating the mind, body and soul. She uses homeopathic approaches to treatment including essential oils kinesiology and soon integrating ozone therapies. The overall focus of Dr. Wendi Wardlaw’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Inspired Purpose, Inc., is to improve the lives of those with the greatest dental morbidities and lack of access to care in both local and international communities. Inspired Purpose has a mission of “THE ART OF THE POSSIBLE”; decreasing disparities by assessing and servicing need where need exists. We believe there is stronger power and possibility in collaboration; therefore, we align ourselves with other outreach ministries to achieve the most effective, impactful, and positive change. We support non-profits and non-governmental organizations across the world with medicines, medical/dental supplies, shoes/clothes, mentoring and education, in addition to providing both routine and emergency dental treatment. When God calls, we choose to answer the call. To date, Inspired Purpose has been active throughout the United States, Nigeria, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana, Albania, and most recently, Jamaica.

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INSPIRED PURPOSE, INC WORKING A MINISTRY IN DENTISTRY DR. WENDI WARDLAW “Dentistry, as with any true calling, is intended to be a ministry. The question that remains for our society of professionals is, ’Who will answer this call?’”

DENTAL MISSIONS Dentistry Ministries is a branch of the multitiered tree of service and outreach that is, “Inspired Purpose.” Dr. Wendi and her mission team travel throughout the world providing access for routine and emergency care. The #1 change people communicate after having an infected tooth removed is no more chest pain. Oral disease has been linked to and associated with systemic diseases throughout the body. With this research and clinical based evidence, it is clear that dental health is essential for overall wellness. Dr. Wendi and her team support these missions with dedicated workers, medications, dental supplies, medical equipment and donations. Treatment is provided in schools, orphanages, highways, byways and alleys. We treat the ”Who so ever will come”. Dr. Wendi acknowledges and credits her military dental field experience with fully preparing her for dental mission environments. She believes a healthy mouth is a healthy you and chooses to answer the call God has given her to serve the underserved with gifts and talents.

EDUCATION AND MENTORING Inspired Purpose believes that to break the chain of disease and lack of access to care, information and education are essential. Dr. Wendi mentors students from our local schools to distant shores from elementary school to postgraduate. In 2014, she accompanied 16 Howard University College of Dentistry Students to Jamaica. Inspired Purpose believes in spreading the love of God through action and education. “Life is easier when you learn how to follow a road before you have to pave one” -Dr. Wendi Wardlaw. From local food shelters to overseas missionary outreach, Inspired Purpose encourages the next generation of servants.

COMMUNITY SERVICE Inspired Purpose believes “you can’t be a blessing abroad if you can’t be a blessing at home.” You can find Dr. Wendi periodically in local schools and at free dental initiatives donating her time, expertise and passions.

This year, Inspired Purpose contributed to the free dental days in Orlando serving with extractions, fillings and cleanings. Inspired Purpose is also planning missions to 2 orphanages in Uganda, Ghana and Haiti providing dentistry, dental supplies, education, shoes, and teddy bears through its ministry.

OUR CALL God and God alone is the only source of energy, power or substance for Inspired Purpose Inc. It is indeed God that is our inspiration and supply for this outreach. In other words, God inspires Inspired Purpose. We understand that it is not the large things that make us successful but the little things that make and develop into big things. We understand answering our call means to putting God first and caring about others as we do ourselves.

DONATIONS Inspired Purpose is positioned to accept donations and apply for grants. We will be holding our first Annual Benefit concert June 2016. We will feature Grammy Nominated and 10X Stellar Award winner Anthony Brown and Group Therapy, Kevin Levar and Bryan Andrew Wilson. This level of talent can only be attributed to the awesome Grace of an awesome God. Come and support this cause at InspiredPurpose.Org

WHY? If you ask Dr. Wendi why she serves or why she cares she will simply say, “Because God said so; therefore To God be the Glory”. 2nd Cor 9:6-8 6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

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NO. 1 READERS’ CHOICE - REALTOR Special Promotional Feature

DOMENIQUE LOMBARDO Meet Domenique Lombardo, Broker and Owner of Royalty Real Estate Boutique, Inc. Domenique began her career on 8/8/88 which coincidentally in numerology represents prosperity and success. Growing up in Winter Park and frequently visiting the boutiques on Park Avenue inspired her to offer each client specialty marketing and exceptional personalized service. She has a vested interest in Central Florida and her motto is “I live, play, and sell homes here!” Now residing in Lake Nona - one of the hottest marketplaces in Central Florida, she caters to Medical City and other Hospital Systems relocating families to the surrounding areas. Formerly working in the medical field she can relate to physicians’ lifestyles and brings a special perspective to her clients’ needs. Domenique’s niche market is luxury homes, especially waterfront and offers showings in some locations by boat and has homes and properties that are not listed in the MLS available. She is recognized by her peers, luxury car dealers, wealth managers, etc., As a leader, consistently in the top 1% of Realtors and they entrust her with their referrals. She is highly skilled at crafting detailed and unique marketing plans and negotiations. She also specializes in assisting attorneys during the stressful divorce process with client’s home valuations and compassionately helping the families relocate to separate residences. She has successfully worked with bank’s special asset departments and builder’s spec home’s selling showcase masterpieces: The New American Home, Parade of Homes Winner, lakefront lots in Windsong, Eco/Solar home, and The Street of Dreams Home - between 2 professional athletes and she sold this home three different times!

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It is not uncommon that builders, buyers and sellers hire her for their most unique and difficult properties to sell. If you are looking for a highly esteemed, skilled, professional and confidential Realtor you will not be disappointed and will enjoy her bubbly sunshine style and personality while she is helping you meet your goals! One of the things that touches her heart is “Selling homes to multi generational clients within families that I have known for years. The children and grandchildren are now buying everything from starter homes to multimillion dollar luxury homes from me! I have also been honored to assist Veterans to use their VA benefits to purchase the American Dream”. She is also knowledgeable in agricultural properties in rural settlements for buyers to utilize the USDA loan program.

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NO. 1 READERS’ CHOICE - ITALIAN RESTAURANT Special Promotional Feature

FRANCESCO’S RISTORANTE Francesco’s Ristorante | 407-960-5533 | 400 S. Orlando Ave. Maitland FL, 32751

In Southern Italy, where Chef Francesco Aiello was raised, picking fresh vegetables from locally grown gardens was simply the way of life. The Chef believes freshness is the most important thing. Chef personally works with local farmers to bring the “farm to table” concept to Francesco’s Ristorante. Francesco says that in Italy the culture has always been to pick the freshest vegetables and use them in cooking. “Farm to table was simply the way things were done.” In keeping with Chef Francesco’s most important cooking rule, only use the highest quality ingredients, using the freshest greens adds a signature taste to every entrée that he creates. Using really fresh products allows

distinctive Italian flavors to shine through. Through innovation and exploration Chef Francesco is constantly raising the bar for great food at Francesco’s Ristorante. Determined to make his food more authentic Chef sought out local farmers. He discovered Uriah’s Urban Farms, a local farm producer just outside of Tampa that is highly recognized for the highest quality of vegetables and herbs. They achieved this reputation by using a mixture of organic and hydroponic growing techniques and methods. The Chef has introduced “living” greens in Francesco’s; several vertical gardens located in the restaurant provide fresh greens in a variety

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of ways. The Chef and the Sous Chef ’s select the vegetables minutes before the dish is served to guests. “Farm to table” expresses an authentic persona of southern Italian dishes that Chef Francesco grew up experiencing. Using farm fresh products directly from rich local soil enhances the flavors of every dish served by Francesco’s. Over the next few years, Chef Francesco’s goal is to partner with as many local farmers as possible to bring more refinement and innovative ideas into his menu and kitchen.


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NO.1 READERS’ CHOICE - REAL ESTATE BROKER Special Promotional Feature

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Bobby Baldor is a U. S. Marine Corps veteran and Florida native with over 12 years of combined, awardwinning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. Bobby is a multi-year RE/MAX Platinum Club Award Winner and multi-year ORRA Top Producer. A member of both the Orlando Regional Realtor Association (ORRA) and the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors (CFCAR), has a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License and has also earned many designations to include Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP) and Florida Military Specialist (FMS) to name a few. Along with his team, he provides a wide range of real estate services to include Residential and Commercial Sales, Leasing and Property Management. Personally, Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They are involved in many local activities to include: baseball, football, soccer and swimming to name a few. Bobby is an active and dedicated member of his community, serving as a current member of the Dr. Phillips YMCA Board of Directors, Dr. Phillips Little League Board of Directors, a Partner in Education with Orange County and serves on the Palm Lake Elementary SAC and PTA, as well as volunteering as a youth sports coach. Along with his wife Halle, he is a sponsor of the Bridges of Light Foundation for Children and recently has supported Halle in the founding of an animal rescue group. As a result, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers and a Best of Southwest Award Winner for Best Real Estate Agent 2 years in a row by the community he serves. Bobby and his team at RE/MAX Properties SW have the local knowledge and expertise, proven track record and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals. Not only that, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ and he works hard to prove it.

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NO. 1 READERS’ CHOICE -DERMATOLOGIST Special Promotional Feature

ASSOCIATES IN DERMATOLOGY YOUR SKIN CANCER & SKIN CARE SPECIALISTS Dr. Michael Steppie is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery. He is also a Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon and the president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology: “Your Skin Cancer and Skin Care Specialists”. Over the past 25 years, Associates in Dermatology’s mission has been to offer patients access to the latest and most advanced dermatologic treatments for surgical and non-surgical procedures as well as cosmetic dermatology. It boasts a staff of deeply committed board-certified dermatologists, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and paramedical clinical estheticians and has grown to 12 locations throughout 6 Central Florida counties. Associates in Dermatology has become a leading practice for skin cancer treatment, essentially using Mohs surgery, which provides an average 99 percent cure rate for Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer; and in 2012, Associates in Dermatology became the first practice in Central Florida to introduce a cuttingedge technology - Superficial Radiation Therapy with the SRT 100 from Sensus healthcare - which provides an alternative to surgical procedures for specific types of skin cancers. In addition, this state-of-the-art practice has “in-house” CAP (College of American Pathologists) or CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) accredited laboratories to deliver the most accurate diagnostic/prognostic information needed to provide the best possible outcome. Dr. Steppie’s main focus for years has been actively assisting in skin cancer prevention, as skin cancer is the most common

form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed annually. In an effort to help educate Central Florida residents about the risks of skin cancer, Dr. Steppie has been providing free-of-charge skin cancer screenings, sponsoring Fox 35’s UV Index feature for several consecutive years and regularly contributing to print, television and online media coverage of skin cancer issues, including in the Skin Cancer Foundation Journal. No doubt, you’ve seen some of this coverage in local media outlets, especially in May, officially declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to excisions of skin cancers, moles and skin lesions, Associates in Dermatology treats a number of skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne, eczema, allergic dermatitis, warts, and also diseases of the hair and nails. Its loyal patients also trust its providers for their cosmetic services. Top offerings include injectable muscle relaxers like Botox® and Xeomin®, dermal fillers including Juvederm® and Belotero® Balance, just to name a few as well as permanent hair removal, sclerotherapy, laser skin resurfacing, pulsed light therapy as well as medical strength chemical peels With springtime wrapping up and summer just around the corner, remember that while the warm rays of the sun seem tempting, they also pose a range of risks from premature aging of your skin to potentially deadly skin cancer. We here at Associates in Dermatology urge you to adopt sun-smart practices and remember that the practice of dermatology involves improving and maintaining not only the appearance but also the health of your skin, hair, and nails.

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DENISE KOVACH Denise is a seasoned professional catering to the financial needs of her clients. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), and National Social Security AdvisorSM (NSSA®). She has been helping people with their financial health for nearly 20 years. Her comprehensive financial planning services include retirement planning, investment planning, social security planning, distribution planning, insurance planning and survivor planning. “I strive to help my clients feel that the investment world is not a scary place, nor is planning for the future. It is simply building a road map to get where you want to be. I am grateful for the relationships I have built with my clients over the years that have allowed me to see them through their different life stages.” A key component to her success is ongoing two-way communication with her clients through written correspondence, reports and newsletters, telephone calls, emails, and most important, face-to-face meetings.

“My commitment to my clients’ success and doing everything necessary to make it happen is the cornerstone of my practice.”

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A native of Clearwater, Florida, Denise earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from University of South Florida. She is past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of Central Florida and remains a member of its national chapter. In addition to being a co-host for the financial radio program “On the Money” on News 96.5 FM, her financial advice has been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, Women’s Journal, WESH Channel 2 News, and Money Talks on “The Daily Buzz.” In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, especially riding her Harley Davidson through the mountains out west, and spending time with her husband, family (including the 4-legged ones!), and friends. Because she feels it is important to give back, she tries to make a difference with her contributions to several charitable organizations furthering the research of ALS and cancer, and aiding animals, to name a few.

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BEAUTY & BRAINS Special Promotional Feature

CAROLYN MORIARTY CAROLYN MORIARTY & COMPANY, INC. Offering a complete suite of real estate services, including but not limited to, For Sale by Owner, REO/Bank Owned, Foreclosures, Buyers Agency, Short Sales, Relocations, Luxury Homes, & Commercial. In March 2015, Carolyn was awarded the RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement Award in only 7 years & in 2014, Carolyn ranked in the top 10 of all agents across Central Florida.

Real Estate Redefined: Carolyn Moriarty & Company Carolyn Moriarty has built a reputation as being one of the most sought-after realtors in Florida on her ability to connect with buyers and sellers alike, and her dedication to finding the best property for each client’s need is what sets her apart in a very competitive field. In just 7 years with RE/MAX, Carolyn established herself as one of the premier broker/agents in Central Florida and indeed the entire state - and just last year Carolyn ranked in the top 10 of all agents across central Florida. In addition, in March 2015 Carolyn was awarded the most prestigious RE/ MAX Lifetime Achievement Award for reaching 3 million dollars in commissions! It was at this point that Carolyn decided that the next step in her career would be to establish her own brokerage firm. Carolyn states: “What else can I do? I’m a goal setter and a go-getter, and I have goals in place at all times. I had set goals for myself during my time with RE/MAX and surpassed all of them, so opening my own brokerage is the next step.” It’s with that mindset that in April 2015, Carolyn Moriarty & Company, Inc was officially launched. Carolyn envisions her new venture as a launching pad for expansion into several areas of real estate beyond the REO market, including luxury home sales and commercial real estate. She looks forward to challenging herself as she takes on the mantle of business owner. Carolyn’s main goal? Making the brokerage a wonderful workplace for her staff and offering clients a new level of service. “I picture my brokerage being another home for my agents and staff and I definitely want to implement a more ‘homey’ atmosphere.” Carolyn will be dedicated to building a business that reflects her commitment to excellence and will allow her and her staff to grow, learn and achieve on every level.

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Carolyn Moriarty & Company will be based out of Oviedo, where she intends to make herself the preeminent broker in the area. For this “Lady 2 Watch”, no goal is ever out of reach!

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SPOTLIGHT ON THE LAW Special Promotional Feature

Since 911 American’s have become accustomed to putting up with security screening by TSA. The purpose of this heightened security is to prevent dangerous weapons from being brought onto the airplane. What many do not realize is that the screening by TSA has resulted in seizures of cash carried by passengers. Taking cash onto a commercial airplane is perfectly legal. However, if you are traveling outside the country or returning to the United States from abroad, you must fill out a form if you have over $10,000 in cash.

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If TSA finds a large amount of cash in your luggage, purse or pockets, you will be in for an unpleasant experience. You will be called out of line, taken to a private room and interviewed by law enforcement officers. You will be questioned about the source of the cash and the reason for carrying the cash. If you refuse to answer or if the law enforcement officer does not believe your story, the cash will be seized. You will more than likely miss your flight because of the time it will take for the law enforcement officer to complete the questioning, count the money and decide whether to seize your money. In most cases the money is seized. Rarely are individuals arrested and usually the individuals are not charged with a crime. A person whose money was seized must then prove that they are entitled to get their money back. The government is not required to file a lawsuit to prove it is entitled to keep the money. Rather, an individual who wants their cash back must show that the government did not have probable cause to seize the money. This is the rule in civil forfeitures and is applicable to the Federal Government and most states. Civil forfeitures have been the subject of articles outlining government

abuse of seizing assets from individuals who are never charged and legitimately earned the money. The civil forfeiture rules apply to airport seizures as well. The end result of a cash seizure is that the person will have to expend a lot of time, energy and expense in trying to convince the government to return the property. In seizures by the Federal Government, individuals must petition the appropriate agency under that agency’s rules and establish a legal source of the cash, as well as the reason for bringing the cash onto the plane. As an alternative, the owner of the money may file a lawsuit to prove the money was from a legal source and the reason for bringing the money on the plane was also legal. Both of these methods may take months if not years. The amount of cash that is large enough to result in an airport seizure is not subject to any legal minimum; it could be as little as $5,000 or less. That decision is made by the law enforcement officers called in to investigate the matter. A person who contests the seizure and has their money returned is generally not entitled to recover attorney’s fees, interest or damages caused by being deprived of the money. The widespread use of civil forfeiture including seizures at the airport has resulted in several articles in the press criticizing the unfair seizures of assets. Law-abiding citizens have been harmed and businesses ruined. Recently, New Mexico passed a law that essentially abolished civil forfeitures because of the abuses. Many believe that it is fundamentally unfair for the government to seize someone’s money and then make the citizen prove they are entitled to its return.

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MASTERING THE ART HOTEL FLORIDA’S ACCLAIMED BOUTIQUE HOTEL RE-MASTERS THE DEFINITION OF A FINE ARTS MUSEUM Courtesy of Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College

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Art is in the DNA of The Alfond Inn, the acclaimed hotel owned by Rollins College, which uses all of its net profits to provide scholarships for deserving students. While it belongs to a rarefied category where art is integrated into the guest experience, The Alfond Inn stands alone as the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of a fine arts museum. At every turn, from the entrance lobby to restaurant, lounge and corridors, The Alfond Inn was designed as the imaginative extension of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College. The hotel maintains a rotating display of cutting-edge works from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, a nearly 300 piece collection of contemporary art that was assembled and donated to The Cornell Fine Arts Museum by Rollins alumni Barbara and Ted Alfond.

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“The Alfond Inn is a new paradigm for museum spaces,” says Ena Heller, the Bruce A. Beal director of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, one of the country’s most lauded liberal arts colleges. “It expands the horizons and the definition of a museum, and takes the museum off campus.” The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art fosters a deeply synergistic relationship between the museum and the hotel. Art at The Alfond Inn is woven into every guest’s experience, thanks to inventive installations of works that can range from the eye opening to the provocative. For guests who want to explore the collection, there are audio tours, walking tours with a curator and even monthly happy hour events that combine the best of the collection and the hotel. Professors from Rollins College often hold classes within the hotel.

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works at The Alfond Inn, changing selected works throughout the year. This April, new acquisitions from The Alfond Collection making their Winter Park debut at The Alfond Inn include pieces by Jenny Holzer, Melvin Edwards, Anne Collier, Mernet Larsen, Amy Sillman, Jacob Sobol and John Giorno. In May, Galpin is opening a show called “Displacement” at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum where works from the Alfond Collection by Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Shrin Neshat will be unveiled. The collection itself has been “curated with a point of view, highlighting the values of a liberal arts college,” says Ena Heller, “such as critical thinking, embracing different perspectives and art as a portal to knowledge. It’s part of Rollins College’s global citizenship mission.” The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art fits squarely into Winter Park’s centuryold dedication to the fine arts. In addition to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the city is also home to the Polasek Museum and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which has the world’s most extensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Weekly Art Tours are complimentary and conducted every Sunday at 1 p.m. A happy hour tour takes place on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Audio guides are available at the front desk. For reservations and information call 407-998-8090, or visit the website at www.thealfondinn.com 1. Installation image of Julian Opie, Imogen, 2013, Continuous computer animation 2. Hank Willis Thomas, Walk like a man, 1978/2015, digital c-print, 2015, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery 3. Mernet Larsen, Skydiver, 2016, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 65 x 53 inches, The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery


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