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48 / OUR TOWN Sometimes It Isn’t Always Good to Go Green By Allison Tankersley

TRAVEL ‘N STYLE DAILY NON-STOP FLIGHTS FROM TAMPA TO HAVANA, CUBA

50 / IN THE KNOW Bumped From Your Flight? By Mark NeJame 52 /TRAVEL ‘N STYLE Daily Non-Stop Flights from Tampa to Havana, Cuba

By Dubraska Lima 56 / HEALTH Want to Lose Weight? Forget Excercise! By Darcy Modica 58 / HEALTH & BEAUTY Ashitaba - The Miracle Plant? By Allizon Tankersley 62 / BEST FRIENDS Bon A-Pet-TREAT! By Alexandra Niblett 64 / CELEBRITY SOUP Before They Were Famous By Riesa Pascal 66 / DON’T MISS THE BEAT Maroon 5 Live By Courtney Caggiano 69 /ORLANDO’S LEGAL ELITE 106 / BARLFLY Blackberry Whiskey Lemonade

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CONTRIBUTORS

CONTRIBUTORS RIESA PASCAL

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

MARK NEJAME

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

COURTNEY CAGGIANO

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

VANESSA BRAELEY

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

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE

Dear Readers, As part of our line of business, one of the topics of discussion is the future of print magazines in the digital age. I firmly believe that great content will always matter. No matter how time changes the magazine industry, it is the unchanging desire of readers to stay culturally informed and fashionably styled that keeps us going. From my frequent visits to newsstands, I’ve noticed that high-end magazines— especially those who cover the luxury lifestyle—are going strong, and might even be stronger than ever. Only those who can deliver the never-ending cravings of the wealthy for the new and exciting will prosper and rise. We at Orlando Style understand that, partly because we are fortunate enough to live this lifestyle. We are one of you, and you are one of us. We know that there are the Millennials — the trendsetting youth who get most of their information and seek their guilty pleasures via their mobile devices. We have not forgotten you! To deliver our publication in a way that meets everyone right where they are, we have embarked on an adventurous new project: our newly redesigned website and our expanded social media feed. It’s everything you Millennials have always wanted in a magazine experience, with exciting newsfeeds and videos on our StyleTV portion of our website. We have also included our new “Shopping Cart” feature, where you can find fun fashion trends through our sourcing of wellpriced and hip clothes. Happy shopping! Let us know what you think so we can make your Style experience even better. Speaking of fashion, this year’s September issue is a reflection of the Fall Fashion styles for the season. Discover a great monochrome fashion spread with sophisticated looks, such as the uniquely ‘Moschino’ line and some other great designers. This issue is definitely a must-buy for this autumn season. Equally sophisticated is our look at those professionals you want to trust when you need them… the Legal Elite, a great collection of Orlando’s finest Attorneys. Please give us your feedback on your experience of hiring a counselor at law. My hope is that this issue inspires you, takes you places you haven’t been before, and makes you feel good. Email me and let me know! And one more thing… Don’t forget to register to vote! November is coming, along with election season. Sincerely,

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AUG 29 - OCT 02 / ORLANDO’S MAGICAL DINING MONTH Selected Restaurants in Orlando / www. visitorlando.com SEPT 02 / DISNEY ON-ICE PRESENTS: FOLLOW YOUR HEART Amway Center / 7:30 PM / www.disneyonice.com SEPT 03 / LA VIE EN ROSE FASHION SHOW Studio One / 5:00PM / www.eventbrite.com SEPT 04 / LIFE IN COLOR Central Florida Fairgrounds / 7:00 PM www.lifeincolor.com SEPT 08 - SEPT 10 / SURF EXPO Orange County Convention Center www.surfexpo.com SEPT 09 / MAROON 5 Amway Center / 7:30 PM www.ticketmaster.com

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SEPT 09 - SEPT 11 / ORLANDO FALL HOME AND GARDEN SHOW Orlando Convention Center / www.occc.net SEPT 10 / TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K RUN & WALK Cranes Roost Park / 7:30 AM www.tunnel2towers.org SEPT 10 / AN EVENING WITH THE WASHINGTONS - GREAT GATSBY GALA Rosen Centre Hotel / 6:00 PM www.eventbrite.com SEPT 12 - SEPT 18 / FASHION WEEK AT THE MALL AT MILLENIA The Mall at Millenia / www.mallatmillenia.com SEPT 14 - NOV 14 / EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL Epcot Theme Park www.disneyworld.disney.go.com


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SEPT 16 - OCT 31 / HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Universal Orlando Resort / 6:30 PM www.halloweenhorrornights.com SEPT 16 / CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE: LED ZEPPELIN’S “HOUSES OF THE HOLY” Hard Rock Live Orlando / 8:00 PM www.hardrock.com SEPT 17 / TORY LANEZ: I TOLD YOU TOUR The Plaza Live Orlando / 8:00 PM www.plazaliveorlando.com SEPT 18 / MEGHAN TRAINOR THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR CFE Arena / 6:00 PM / www.cfearena.com

SEPT 21 - SEPT 25 / CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS OVO Amway Center / 7:30 PM / www.cirquedusoleil.com SEPT 23 / BOYCE AVENUE House Of Blues Orlando / 6:00 PM www.concerts.livenation.com SEPT 24 / GIVE KIDS THE WORLD BLACK AND WHITE GALA The Hyatt Regency Orlando / 6:30 PM www.gktw.org SEPT 27 / SLAYER Hard Rock Live Orlando / 7:00 PM www.hardrock.com

SEPT 19 - SEPT 25 / GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL Winter Park / www.peacefilmfest.org

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT! Style Events, News & Gossip From Around the City By Riesa Pascal Welcome back friends! It’s been a long two months since Orlando Style’s Summer Double Issue was released. Now fall has arrived (can you believe it?) and it’s time for us to recap all the good times this city had in July and August. We’ve got all the highlights for you, just in case you missed it! On the first Friday of every month, Baldwin Park host their Festival and Art Stroll at the Baldwin Park Village Center. July 1st was no different as more than 60 local artisans from all genres came out to display their artwork. Visitors shopped and strolled through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park during the family and pet-friendly event. The Festival and Art Stroll also featured many Central Florida based small businesses and nonprofit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness to beauty, fashion and plenty of community service opportunities. July also brought about the kickoff of Lakeridge Winery’s Summer Music Series and it was well worth the anticipation! From July 2nd-30th, Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards hosted a live outdoor concert every 14 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM


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Saturday afternoon. The Summer Music Series featured local musicians each weekend that kept the crowd singing and dancing along to their high energy entertainment. As always, award-winning Lakeridge wines, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food were available for purchase along with complimentary parking, admission, Winery tours and tastings. We never fail to overstuff ourselves on the Fourth of July so it makes perfect sense to start Independence Day off with a little exercise! On July 4th, runners from all skill levels joined their friends, family and neighbors for the Watermelon 5K. The early morning celebration featured plenty of ice cold watermelon and American pride as participants raced a 5K around the city of Winter Park. Proceeds from participants benefitted the Track Shack Foundation, a local, 501c(3) organization that promotes health and fitness with an emphasis on youth programs. For over 20 years, Red Hot & Boom has been the Independence Day celebration to end all celebrations! Each year the lively party returns with louder music, more fun and bigger explosions. Sponsored by the City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM, Red Hot & Boom is the largest Independence Day celebration in Central Florida. Cranes Roost Park was a sea of red, white and blue as attendees gathered to enjoy vendor booths, food, drinks and live music from nationally and internationally known entertainers. The grand finale of the event was a 25-minute fireworks display, synchronized with a mix of patriotic and today’s musical hits. From July 8th-August 6th, Aquatica heated things up with their all-new Island Nights beach party. The event was presented by Coca-Cola and took place every Friday and Saturday evening at SeaWorld’s beloved waterpark. Guests enjoyed the entertainment of live DJs, dancing on the beach and an evening menu sizzling with flavor. The party zone area helped attendees to step into the center of the action with various interactive games, live music and awesome prizes. Free admission to the Island Nights beach party was included with all regular admission to Aquatica.

Downtown. The ‘Form in Light’ exhibition featured works by photographers Drew Doggett and Luis Lazo. Admission was free and attendees turned out from all around Orlando to enjoy visions of beauty in nature, habitat and urbanism. Also on view at Snap’s OG1 Gallery was ‘Dans la Nature’ (In Nature) featuring works by Tom Chambers, Elicia Edijanto, Martin Stranka. Meanwhile, visitors to the OG2 Gallery enjoyed the ‘Intersection’ exhibition featuring works by Michael Rothwell. Refreshing cocktails were provided by The Courtesy Bar and DJ Nigel John kept the energy up all through the night. The ‘Form in Light’ exhibition is running until October 1st so don’t forget to swing by! Dust off your corsages, prom is back! Orlando’s charitable organization, Mel’s Bad Girls Club (MBGC) has celebrated “Prom” for the last nine years for the benefit of B.A.S.E Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation. On August 13th, MBGC held their 10th Annual Prom at the Orchid Garden in Downtown Orlando and celebrated a decade of giving back. It was a chance for adults to experience Prom just like it was in high school but with spiked cocktails and no curfew! Ticket holding attendees experienced a Silent Auction, gorgeous handmade decorations, sinful desserts, entertainment by The MBGC Band, a live DJ and much more! August 29th kicked off the start of what is arguably a favorite time for many in Central Florida thanks to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month! From August 29th-October 2nd, Orlando’s amazing culinary scene is being celebrated with select restaurants offering three-course, prix fixe dinners at the exceptional value of just $33 per person. The three-course culinary celebration includes the choice of a tasty appetizer, a mouthwatering entree and a decadent dessert from the Magical Dining Month menu. With more than 70 of Central Florida’s top restaurants participating, those who are taking advantage of the incredible deal are sure to indulge! One dollar from each meal will be donated to The Russell Home for atypical children.

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By Dubraska Lima Beating the national growth rate of 2.4 percent, the market value of the Sunshine State, Florida, has now the third-fastest growth rate in the United States. The southeastern region, mainly recognized for its theme parks and beautiful beaches, increased its gross domestic product to 3.1 percent in the last quarter of 2015. According to Governor, Rick Scott, “Our low tax and the businessfriendly environment is helping us welcome businesses and more people who want to live in the Sunshine State.” Florida’s GDP in 2015, was first ranked fourth in the nation, with a sum of $789.8 billion. Moreover, the real gross domestic product for the last quarter of 2015 was valued at $839.944 billion based on figures published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). By the end of the year, Florida was positioned on top of larger states like California at the seventh place and Texas at twenty-ninth. Florida has been ranked as one of the top 5 best places for family vacations in the past, and currently, as a result of these numbers, the state is also one of

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When expatriate novelist Ernest Hemingway arrived in Key West in 1928,

his items of business included obtaining a spare apartment with his second wife, making a name for himself in the bars among Duval Street, and finishing the painstaking process of perfecting what would become one of America’s greatest novels, A Farewell to Arms. Perhaps your own aspirations of a stay in Key West may not be as legendary as those of the world-travelled writer, but there’s one thing Hemingway and every potential Key West tourist have in common: a thirst for life and a town that can quench it. Today, you can explore the treasure of Hemingway’s Key West in the modern luxury that now outlines the city; historical buildings now house sights and sounds of Florida’s present, while new shops and experiences still ring of traditions past. A relaxing getaway to The Gates Hotel provides for a calming atmosphere to enjoy a weekend, or a couple of weeks in beautiful Key West with all of its new and old world charm. Located at the point of entry to Key West, The Gates Hotel is a classic take on the unique culture and stunning beauty of the ocean-laced city. The secluded location only adds to the relaxing flair of the hotel, and trolley rides from the hotel are available to take you straight to Duval street and the center of Key West excitement. Celebrating local art and modern architecture, sophistication finds its way into every square inch of The Gates. The boutique aesthetic of the lobby creates an intimate escape to relax after a day discovering the island. Calming neutral tones and ocean colors captivate guests in a sea of serenity, while modern accents cool off adventures after a long day in the sand and sun. Minimalism is taken to the next level at The Gates as natural elements create a subtle space for guests to escape from the business of daily life, featured in wooden wall design, ethereal flooring, and thoughtful use of graceful hues. Lazy afternoons in the Florida heat are given an air of elegance at The Gates private pool, an oasis of relaxation not far from the hotel’s dining and drinking options. Take a dip with a drink in hand as quiet hours spent poolside turn into romantic memories of paradise.

Just a few steps takes you to Rum Row, The Gates’ well-stocked bar, where you can sip on tastes of Key West such as a variety of rum-soaked cocktails. Also outside, the Blind Pig offers delicious and healthy options on location in a food truck-style experience. Enjoy cuisine inspired by Key West’s eclectic tastes of Caribbean, Cuban, and Floridian culture in the form of small bites and tapas. In true Key West fashion, The Gates fills each room with work from award winning photographer Jorge de la Torriente of De La Gallery. His work captures the vibrancy of journeying to new destinations of nature and beauty.

FROM RUM AND CIGARS TO SEAFOOD AND THE CITY, THERE’S AN ENDLESS BOUNTY FOR YOU TO DISCOVER IN KEY WEST. Jorge de la Torriente’s work found in The Gates can be enjoyed at De La Gallery, where modern exposition of color meets timeless island culture. The gallery has become a locally-renowned site on Duval Street. This road is a work of art itself, lined with buildings that could tell as many stories as only Hemingway could write. The Hemingway favorite Sloppy Joe’s Bar may be the most famous location on Duval, but many new eateries have raised the bar in Key West. Nine One Five restaurant and wine bar offers an elegant place to enjoy a glass or bottle of beautiful wine, exciting cocktails and delicious cuisine while taking in the excitement of the island’s late nights. If you prefer a more Hemingway-esque drink, your Key West adventure must include a stop to the Key West First Legal Rum Distillery and chat with founder/distiller Paul Menta who embodies quintessential Key West. This distillery combines the best flavors to bring thirsty travelers delicious white rums, made with Florida sugar cane and infused with the flavors of coconut, creme brûlée, and key lime. Their specialty rums are distilled six times filtering out fusel oils that result in headaches to ensure that your drinking experience is unlike any other. The distillery’s rum can also be enjoyed right at The Gates Hotel’s Rum Row Bar. 19 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

When Hemingway wasn’t busy writing, if rum was in one hand, it was probable that a cigar was in the other. Keep the traditional Key West experience going with a trip to Rodriguez Cigar Factory, where Danny DiFabio, grandson of the late Angel Rodriguez, now heads up the family’s Key West operation, and where his grandmother, Daniela Rodriguez, still hand rolls hundreds of cigars each day. You can get a taste for exceptional hand-rolled cigars made with cured and aged vintage tobacco leaves in the authentic Cuban style. Founded in Key West in 1984, the factory is the oldest operating cigar manufacturer in town, allowing guests to enjoy a variety of cigars in the cigar garden, a picturesque locale for those craving to breathe in a breath of Hemingway’s Key West. A few puffs of a hand-rolled cigar might get you in the mood for adventure, and Fury Water Adventures offers catamaran tours fit for whatever you fancy. Chill the night away on a sunset tour, or excite your toes with a trip on Fury’s glass bottom boat as marine life swims right below your view. Perhaps a bit of a closer perspective is what you’re looking for in your ocean adventure. If that’s the case, visit SUP Key West, where you can have an exciting stand up paddleboard tour of the Key West backcountry. Get up close and personal with wildlife as you take a look at tropical fish, sea stars, and jellyfish, as well as different species of aquatic birds. Even learn from the best with customized paddleboard lessons. For seekers of the time-honored tradition of soaking up the adventurous life, there’s no place on the island quite like COAST. Partnering with The Gates Hotel, COAST offers a blend of land and sea in a variety of activities for Key West enthusiasts, from bike tours to art classes. COAST’s Stock Rock ’N Roll bicycle tours are an authentic way to take in the joys of Key West’s laid-back personality. (Just note: It gets very hot in the summer months, so if you can’t take the heat do it when the weather is cooler!) This tour includes a stop at The Key West Botanical Garden and takes travelers to Stock Island. Art lovers can participate in screen printing classes at the COAST Studio, as well as taking in a look and listen of local artists and musicians.


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CONTACT INFO The Gates Hotel Key West 3824 N Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0930 GatesHotelKeyWest.com De La Gallery 419 Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 305-395-2210 DeLaGallery.com Nine One Five 915 Duval St. Key West, FL 33040 305-296-0669 915Duval.com Key West First Legal Rum Distillery 105 Simonton St. Key West, FL 33040 305-294-1441 KeyWestLegalRum.com

Founder Billy Kearins created COAST in an effort to live an endless summer, riding the lines between land and sea and work and play. He specializes in design projects, builds skateboards and surfboards, and is the head visionary for the classes, projects, and showcases held at COAST. Keeping the back roads alive with adventure, an afternoon at COAST pairs nicely with lunch at Hogfish Bar & Grill, the perfect place to try fresh seafood with seaside views. This spot is a favorite for locals, with outdoor dining and live music in a casual atmosphere.

IF WE’VE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM HEMINGWAY, THERE’S MUCH TO WRITE ABOUT—LET ALONE ENJOY— IN THIS FLORIDA GETAWAY TOWN. This is just the beginning of the seemingly endless dining options of Key West. If you like to start your adventures early, make time to indulge in breakfast at Blue Heaven before your explorations begin. Don’t be fooled by the chicken and cats wandering around or the quirky artwork—this restaurant takes its food very seriously. Breakfast favorites such as Eggs Benedict and Shrimp and Grits combine downhome charm with quality flavor worthy to make Blue Heaven a Key West staple. Oysters are on the menu at The Half Shell Raw Bar, where you can get a real old-fashioned taste

of the Key West life. Enjoy dinner on the docks as you try seafood that has been plated within hours of being caught. For larger parties, Catered Affairs is a sophisticated choice for simple and delicious dining. If you’d like to call Key West your destination for corporate functions, family gatherings, or weddings, Catered Affairs brings the beauty of the island and high quality service to your event. Executive Chef Lloyd Gould and Catering Coordinator Amy Lay provide you with the Key West flavors and catering needs you need to throw the best party on the island. After your journey of finding all that Key West has to offer, stop by The Gates’ sister property, 24 North Hotel. Step back in time as you tour this island escape, which is the perfect marriage of Key West and Cuba. It may only be 90 miles away, but 24 North makes the paradise of Cuba seem even closer. Reminisce the days of Hemingway in Key West’s prime as you wander through paradise poolside at 24 North. From rum and cigars to seafood and the city, there’s an endless bounty for you to discover in Key West. Pack a fedora, take along your loved one, and maybe even a laptop. If we’ve learned anything from Hemingway, there’s much to write about—let alone enjoy—in this Florida getaway town. It’s time for you to experience it yourself.

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Rodriguez Cigar Factory 113 Fitzpatrick St. Key West, FL 33040 305-296-0167 RodriguezCigarsKeyWest.com Fury Water Adventures 241 Front St. Key West, FL 33040 (855) 990-0197 FuryCat.com SUP Key West 5001 5th Ave, Key West, FL 33040 305-240-1426 SUPKeyWest.com COAST 6404 Front St. Stock Island, FL 33040 617-418-9085 Coastprojects.com Hogfish Bar & Grill 6810 Front St. Safe Harbor Marina, Stock Island, FL 305-293-4041 HogfishBar.com Blue Heaven 729 Thomas St. Key West, FL 33040 305-296-8666 BlueHeavenKW.com Half Shell Raw Bar 231 Margaret St. Key West, Florida 33040 305-294-7496 HalfShellRawBar.com

Catered Affairs of Key West 3593 South Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-296-2345 CateredAffairsofKeyWest.com 24 North Hotel Key West 3820 North Roosevelt Blvd. Key West, FL 33040 305-320-0940 24NorthHotel.com


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LUXURY ESSENTIALS

FALL TRENDS VALENTINO ROCKSTUD NOIR ANKLE STRAP Valentino Garavani Rockstud Noir ankle strap in patent leather. Ruthenium finish studs. Tone on tone piping and ankle straps in Napa. Adjustable buckle closures and heel height 65 mm/2.5’’. Made in Italy. $1,095 / Available at www.valentino.com

LINEA PELLE MOTO CROP LEATHER JACKET Genuine Italian lamb leather with lined interior and brushed gunmetal hardware. Perfect for the chilly fall nights. $289 / Available at www.lineapelle.com

MAC LIPSTICK DIVA Formulated to shade, define and showcase the lips. Hundreds of hues with high-fashion textures. The iconic product that made M·A·C famous. $17 / Available at www.maccosmetics.com

CHANEL DRAWSTRING BAG Made with deer leather. This classic bag is perfect for fall. The ruthenium metal gives it an edgey feel. The blue also fits in with the fall trends. $3,400 / Available at www.chanel.com

TORY BURCH MOSAIC LOGO JACQUARD SCARF Patterned with the iconic double ‘T’, the Mosaic Logo Jacquard Scarf has a far-flung feel. It’s woven in India from a cotton-silk blend and framed in soft eyelash fringe. The tiled design lends a subtly graphic touch, while the generous size makes it an ultra-versatile accent. $195 / Available at www.toryburch.com 22 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM


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2016 Winter Park Political Mingle

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Food Stock Event at Ferg’s Depot

White Masquerade at Caribe Blu

Jewish Pavilion Golf Society Tournament 2016

Wine Down Wednesday at Dragonfly Sushi

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ARE WE PROGRAMMING OUR OWN EXTINCTION? THE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE By Gina Ritch

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TECH

As 2016 advances, artificial intelligence

“intelligent machines” eventually become capable of vetoing human judgement? At the current rate, that is exactly what can happen. Similarly to the way humankind outsmarted the Neanderthal, A.I. could eventually outsmart humankind. While A.I. is still in its beginning stages of development, researchers are looking into precautions that will protect and keep humans in control.

Intelligent software and algorithms learn at a much faster rate than humans, and software is now being coded in a way that is not simply dumping massive amounts of data into the program, but creating software in which a computer can actually learn on its own, similar to our own learning habits -through trial and error. By playing endless rounds of games, watching hours of videos, and sorting through countless amounts of data, computers learn languages, identify objects, and make predictions at an alarmingly rapid rate.

This concern for A.I. safety is what led Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and Sam Altman, president of Y-Combinator, to fund and operate the billion-dollar, non-profit research company, Open A.I. Musk has long called artificial intelligence our “biggest existential threat” and this nonprofit is his way of safeguarding our future from that peril. The institution’s main purpose is making A.I. research, learning, and patents freely available to any programmer that wants to take part in Deep Learning. Most importantly, it is to create a positive influence that benefits humanity by making it open and avA.I.lable to share technological advances. As A.I. slowly moves towards human-level thought processes and capabilities, this organization is building a platform for future A.I. exploration to create the best possible outcome. Open A.I. is seeking to put the power of Deep Learning into the hands of everyone that is interested in learning it, for free. Being non-profit, with no shareholder obligations, it is solely used for the betterment and bringing value to society. As with any new venture, there are skeptics to this free, machine-learning research institution. Speculators worry about those who seek to use their Open A.I. instructed robots for harm. Open A.I. founders believe, however, that those using this technology for good will significantly overshadow those using it for harm. The alternative to all the brilliant minds behind Open A.I. working for free sharing, would be billion-dollar corporations, like Google and Facebook, monopolizing the super-intelligence without sharing their advancements. Elon Musk and Open A.I. researchers believe that making this information free and readily available will help control this advanced technology, before it becomes out of control. Fingers crossed.

(A.I.) is exploding with interest in what seems like all scientific fields. Digital giants like Google, Microsoft, and Apple are at every technological gathering discussing the development and the future of A.I. This technology, still in its infancy, is evolving faster than ever and is being adopted quickly into society, whether we like it or not.

The first wave of A.I. is already plugged into our connected world. Social media sites scan through our searches, likes, and posts, creating profiles of us to feed us appealing advertisements. Our personal devices recommend friends and anticipate what we are going to search for cued by only a couple of words. At times, the suggestions and predictions our gadgets give us are so on target, it can be a little scary. Do our digital agents know us better than we know ourselves? Digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Amazon’s Alexa are now increasingly sophisticated and high-tech. Apple is making big changes with their new iOS 10 update this fall and is opening up Siri to app developers for the very first time. Through third party apps, Siri will soon be activated to assist in more tasks than ever before. Voice commands like paying a bill, calling an Uber, or looking up directions will soon be understood and carried out much more accurately. For the medical fields, A.I. may be a key factor in future cures. Algorithms will be assisting in future technology that will predict cancer sooner, and will hopefully solve many medical mysteries using A.I. software’s non-stop pattern recognition and tireless learning. Intelligent computers may benefit the scientific and medical realms, but is it possible to stop these agents from learning too much? Movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey and I, Robot allow for paranoid thoughts of our digital assistants becoming out of hand and ultimately spelling out our doom. Is it possible that famed futurist Ray Kurzweil’s term,

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“This concern for A.I. safety is what led Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, and Sam Altman, president of Y-Combinator, to fund and operate the billion-dollar, non-profit research company, Open A.I.”


TOYS

H YPERCAR A s t o n M a r t i n A M - R B 0 0 1 H y p e rc a r Reichman and Newey are working closely on all aspects of the project, striving to ensure the AM-RB 001 is an unprecedented fusion of form and function: a car engineered to be entirely useable and enjoyable as a road car, but with the capability to perform like no road car before it on a race track. For those who crave an even more intensely focused driving experience, a track-only AM-RB 001 is also in development, the projected performance of which is in line with that of today’s LMP1 Le Mans sports prototypes.

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing are today revealing their ground-breaking hypercar; codenamed AM-RB 001.

The product of a unique Innovation Partnership between the British luxury brand and eminent F1TM team, this ambitious, uncompromising and wholly extraordinary collaboration combines the vision and skills of two world-leading brands to create a road car the like of which has never been seen before.

Built around a lightweight carbon fibre structure, the AMRB 001 boasts truly radical aerodynamics for unprecedented levels of downforce in a road-legal car. Thanks to the genius of Newey’s design much of this downforce is generated through underfloor aerodynamics, leaving Reichman free to craft a pure yet breathtaking dramatic form that elegantly expresses both the AMRB 001’s cutting-edge dynamism and the unmistakable essence of Aston Martin.

The three men charged with realising this shared vision are Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer and the world’s most successful F1TM designer, Marek Reichman, Aston Martin EVP and Chief Creative Officer and David King, VP and Chief Special Operations Officer. Together they spearhead a formidable alliance. One that combines more than a hundred years of specialism – both with heritage, making some of the world’s most beautiful and charismatic GT cars, and with technological brilliance and relentless pursuit of speed and efficiency that has seen Red Bull Racing excel in the ferociously competitive world of Formula One.

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While boundary-pushing performance is clearly of paramount importance, so too is exceptional efficiency and packaging. Newey’s unrivalled knowledge has enabled the AM-RB 001 to be extremely light and compact, yet offer genuine comfort and space for driver and passenger and house a V12 engine.

Revolutionary AM-RB 001 hypercar the result of technical partnership between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing Powered by a new, high-revving naturally aspirated V12 engine Mid-engined, two-seats, lightweight construction, 1:1 power-to-weight ratio Road and track-only versions to be available

his team at Gaydon, in the purpose-built facility created for Aston Martin’s original hypercar, the One-77. More details of the AM-RB 001’s technical specification will be revealed in due course, but its heart is a new, mid-mounted, high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engine with the potency to achieve a 1:1 power-to-weight ratio; 1 bhp per kilo of weight. To cope with the extreme aerodynamic loadings at high speeds yet deliver the onroad usability and comfort levels that sit at the heart of the concept, the AM-RB 001’s suspension system will feature innovative technology and employ principles honed by Newey over his thirty year career. Likewise, the transmission is a clean-sheet design conceived by Newey and developed by Red Bull Advanced Technologies.

Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing’s Chief Technical Officer, says of the AM-RB 001 project: “I’ve long harboured the desire to design a road car. The formation of Red Bull Advanced Technologies brought me a step closer to realising that ambition, but I believed we should work with an automotive manufacturer. Aston Martin was at the top of my list. The synergy between Red Bull Racing and Aston Martin is clear. I knew Red Bull Racing had the ability to handle the pure performance aspects, but Aston Martin’s experience of making beautiful, fast and comfortable GT cars is of great benefit to the project. I’ve always been adamant that the AM-RB 001 should be a true road car that’s also capable of extreme performance on track, and this means it really has to be a car of two characters. That’s the secret we’re trying to put into this car - the technology that allows it to be docile and comfortable, but with immense outright capabilities.” David King, Aston Martin’s VP and Chief Special Operations Officer, adds: “Working at Aston Martin means you get to be a part of some truly special projects, but the AM-RB 001 is a dream - a true once-in-alifetime opportunity. Of course it’s a huge engineering challenge, too, but the gamechanging objectives of this programme have a uniquely energising effect on everyone involved. We have world-class people and facilities at Gaydon. We’re all motivated to achieve great things and take Aston Martin to the absolute pinnacle of road car performance.” Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer, says of the AM-RB 001: “Working so closely alongside Adrian and an organisation like Red Bull Racing is a fabulous experience. By definition the objectives we’ve set for the car ensures there has never been an Aston Martin - or any car, actually - quite like the AM-RB 001. The shared challenge has been finding that magical tipping point where we achieve the most efficient engineering solutions and the most beautiful styling solutions without

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any compromises. My personal challenge has been expressing the AM-RB 001’s extraordinary performance and the unique way in which it delivers that performance. Its style reflects its revolutionary nature, while possessing the form and beauty that makes it unmistakably an Aston Martin.” Dr Andy Palmer, Aston Martin President and CEO, commented: “The AM-RB 001 is a truly remarkable project and something of which I’m extremely proud. To have Aston Martin working alongside Adrian Newey, Red Bull Racing and the invaluable assistance of project partner AF Racing AG is an extraordinary creative collaboration. One that unites the very best of road and race car thinking. As the project gathers pace its clear the end result will be a truly history-making hypercar that sets incredible new benchmarks for packaging, efficiency and performance and an achievement that elevates Aston Martin to the very highest level.” Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing said: “Red Bull Racing has always steered an innovative course in our ongoing development of a competitive Formula One car. The conception and modus operandi of Red Bull Technologies has been to apply our expertise to truly progressive projects and partnerships. Our relationship with Aston Martin and the realisation of the AM-RB 001 is pioneering and borne of our synergies and desire to break new ground. The AM-RB 001 is the inspirational product of this collaborative spirit.” Continuing the on-going Innovation Partnership, the task of engineering the AM-RB 001 will be shared between Q by Aston Martin Advanced and Red Bull Advanced Technologies, with production taking place at Aston Martin’s Gaydon facility. Total volume will be between 99 and 150 road cars inclusive of all remaining prototypes and 25 track-only versions, with first deliveries commencing in 2018. Pricing not disclosed at this time.

UNCOMPROMISING IN ALL RESPECTS, THE AM-RB 001 IS A BESPOKE MACHINE FROM THE TIRES UP.


LIVING ‘N STYLE

LUXURY ESSENTIALS

FALL MUST HAVES

GUCCI MONACO CHECK WOOL CASHMERE JACKET The Monaco jacket is designed with a slim, tapered silhouette and soft, rounded shoulders. It has blue, green and red check wool cashmere and metal Gucci crest buttons. Welt pocket at the chest and front flap pockets. $2,290 / Available at www.gucci.com

MCM STARK BACKPACK We’ve added edge to an MCM icon with the studded Large Stark Backpack. Upgraded in Visetos coated canvas with a luxurious faux nappa leather lining, the structured design is adorned with multi-metal studs in our signature ‘M’ motif. $890 / Available at www.mcmworldwide.com

TOM FORD RUSSEL HIGH TOP SNEAKER Tom Ford “Russel” calf leather high-top sneaker. Embossed Tom Ford branding on tongue and collar. Round toe. Lace-up front. Kid leather lining. Rubber sole, 1”H. Made in Italy. $1,090 Available at www.tomford.com

KIEHL’S AGE DEFENDER EYE REPAIR This eye cream is used to create a visibly more youthful appearance by lifting the skin surrounding the eye as well as reducing the look of wrinkles and dark circles. Consumers agree the addition of applying Age Defender Eye Repair to their nightly routine left their skin feeling

BURBERRY LONDON MODERN CUT CHECK SILK TIE Well-textured checks pattern a handsome tie cut from pure silk. Hand-finished, woven in Italy. Modern cut: 7cm, 2.8” wide. $190 Available at www.burberry.com

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FASHION FOR ALL

RUNWAY SHOW

Saturday, September 17 – 2PM

FALL COLLECTION SPOTLIGHT TO BENEFIT RUNWAY TO HOPE

Sunday, September 18 – 9:30am - 2pm HOSTED BY Zanna Roberts Rassi of Marie Claire, E! News, and Project Runway. Tickets available at RunwaytoHope.org

WATCH WEEK

Thursday, September 15 – Sunday, September 18 In-store activities designed to make a timepiece lover’s heart stand still. Visit MilleniaFashionWeek.com for participating stores and details.

IN-STORE EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS Monday, September 12 – Sunday, September 18 Visit MilleniaFashionWeek.com for participating stores and details.

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BEAUTY

By Allison Tankersley

GOING GOTH By Allison Tankersley

is nothing short of dramatic and should be adored as such. Complete the look by pairing it with a deep lip color such as Christian Louboutin Eton Moi Velvet Matte.

From the return of chokers, Doc Martens, and the denim jacket, my selfies in my twenties are quickly starting to resemble my Kodak camera mirror pictures from middle school. Fashion isn’t the only trend that’s making a comeback from the 90s. Beauty trends, especially in terms of makeup styles, are also beginning to resemble techniques we have seen before in the past. The most notable of these styles that we are seeing for this fall is the return of the heavy goth style eyeliner. These techniques are bound to make a statement as well as catch a few eyes, no pun intended.

Chunky Underline Avril Lavigne is probably sitting in her 5 million dollar Los Angeles home singing “Hey, Hey, You, You, I Love Your Eyeliner” because her signature chunky underline look is once again becoming a hit in the makeup world. The best part about this trend? It is simple to do yourself ! Simply apply a little more eyeliner than you normally would and then use a brush to smudge the look out giving yourself an edgy look that works great for day or night.

Graphic Black Eyes This look was a huge hit at NYFW, especially with Oscar de la Renta. When perfected, this look showcases a thick wing that begins about mid eye with an arch above the lid and connecting to the peak. The Graphic Black Eye is the perfect accent for a fall look and pairs well with light face makeup making your eyes the center focus.

Statement Liners Probably the boldest of these fall eye trends is the statement liner. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Giamba, and Kenzo all chose this look at NYFW and dominated the runway with it. This look is a really creative one and can be achieved in a variety of ways but is most commonly seen as the addition of more outlines around the eyes and the illusion of multiple eyebrows. While this look is great for high fashion like NYFW, it can also be a fun look to try on your friends at your next girls night in.

Fierce Geometrics This is a bold version of the basic cat eye look. Great for a night out on the town, this look is done by simply adding sweeping lines and straight angles in a variety of directions around the cat eye. This look 30

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Red, Hot & Boom

Divas in Concert at the Orlando Museum of Art

Divas in Concert at the Orlando Museum of Art

Wine Down Wednesday at Dragonfly Sushi

Red Carpet Monday at Christner’s

Bastille Day at Urbain 40

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FASHION

FALL for FASHION

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN KENZO

PHOTOGRAPHER YUANGUI MEI DIRECTOR MIX WEI STYLIST SHARLEYSC HAIR STYLIST HE ZHIGUO

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QIQI LIU (MAKEUP ARTIST) LI XIAOXING LIU LIJIE (MODEL)


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MOSCHINO

FEATURING LINDA EVANGELISTA, STELLA TENNANT, CAROLYN MURPHY, SASKIA DEBRAW, KAREN ELSON AND RACHEL ZIMMERMAN ALL MOSCHINO PHOTOS BY STEVEN MEISEL

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS ALESHA DIXON FASHION COLLECTION

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FALL FASHION AT 900F RUNWAY TRENDS THAT WE CAN WEAR IN FLORIDA By Dubraska Lima What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear “Fall Season”? To me it is HOT WEATHER. Living in Florida and trying to be fashionable at the same time, especially during this time of the year, can be difficult. But it doesn’t have to be like that; actually, we can enjoy the weather, while also being trendy, I promise! Here are some must have items to add to your wardrobe this fall to make your outfit totally accurate with the season, fashion forward, and easy to wear with the temperature in our city:

THE EDGY NECKTIE I know it sounds crazy, but there are many ways to use a scarf as an edgy necktie to add more attitude to your outfit without feeling like you’re dressed in the wrong season. Get that silk scarf you have had in your closet since last winter, and give your look an edgy touch with a necktie. This look is best achieved by tying the scarf in either the french knot or similar to the way a flight attendant might wear her uniform. The idea with this accessory is to complement a casual look and make it more elegant for a brunch with your friends.

WIDE-LEG PANTS These are instant body transformers! You’re going to look skinnier and taller immediately, but the most important part, because of the design and the fabric used for these pants, is that you can spend the entire day with them on without even noticing the hot weather. Probably the most comfortable style option for this fall.

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MULE SHOES The weather is still too hot Florida, so, we can’t take out our boots just yet. But we do have a new option this fall: mule shoes. These elegant shoes are your best opportunity to be comfortable during a long day outside. Get them in rose or navy for a romantic style, perfect to use during the daylight hours.

OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP Designers around the world are once again giving a chance to OneShoulder and Off-The-Shoulder tops, and the result is not only beautiful but very useful. No matter if you’re out for shopping or for a date, with either of these tops you have multiple possibilities. Combine either of these with high-waisted pants or with a jean skirt and you’re all set with a look that’s fun, flirty, and totally in season.

DRESS-UP BOHEMIAN A midi dress for work? Yes. The sun and the hot temperature is excuse enough to wear a maxi or midi dress, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re going to the beach. Add a light blazer and anklestrap heels for a classy attire.

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LIVING ‘N STYLE

LUXURY ESSENTIALS

EXCEPTIONAL PIECES

DAVID YURMAN CABLE CLASSICS BRACELET WITH BLUE TOPAZ Sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold, faceted blue topaz, and a 7mm wide cable. The perfect bracelet for an elegant look. $775 / Available at www.davidyurman.com

BOUCHERON PARIS AJOURÉE BOUQUET D’AILES JEWELRY WATCH Openworked and volume-sculpted wings paved with diamonds, multicolored sapphires and amethysts on white gold 750/1000, pink mother-of-pearl dial, white satin strap. High precision quartz movement. Outer ring diameter: 38mm. Water-resistant: up to 30 meters. $68,200 / Available at us.boucheron.com TOUS PINK VERMEIL SILVER ERMA RING Pink Vermeil silver TOUS Erma ring with onyx. Statement ring will amp up any outfit. Motif: 1,2cm. Vermeil: 18Kt pink gold-plated sterling silver. $165 / Available at www.tous.com

VAN CLEEF & ARPELS VINTAGE ALHAMBRA EARRING Faithful to the very first Alhambra jewel created in 1968, the Vintage Alhambra creations are distinguished by their unique, timeless elegance. Each Van Cleef & Arpels creation is handmade. $4,250 / Available at www.vancleefarpels.com CHANEL COMÈTE BRACELET Beautiful in simplicity, in 18k white gold, and diamonds. This piece is unique in every way. Simple and elegant, it will never go out of style. $11,600 / Available at www.chanel.com

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OUR TOWN

SOMETIMES IT ISN’T ALWAYS GOOD TO GO

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By Allison Tankersley Living in the sunshine state, Floridians are accustomed to

seeing beautiful beaches and lakes, some even having them in their very own backyard. On any given day we have the opportunity to wander outside with family and friends and enjoy an alluring oasis that most Northerners go to bed dreaming about. Yet a recent lack of protection of our ecosystem is leaving these sensational bodies of water plagued with disaster in the form of a toxic algae bloom. A non-profit environmental law organization, Earthjustice, explains this toxic algae bloom as being a direct result of fertilizer sewage and manure pollution that has gone unregulated by the state. The result of these poor regulation standards is comparable to “adding miracle grow to the water and it triggers massive algae outbreaks.” This fast acting spread of algae, which has been documented to have fortyfour confirmed blooms as of a survey done on June 30th is especially alarming because of the toxicity within some of the more blue green algae. These toxins become a risk to the public’s health and if they are touched or even inhaled can cause a variety of illnesses targeting the liver, skin, and gastrointestinal and nervous systems. This green water gunk is no longer just a slimy eyesore but is also now becoming a danger to the public. So far these outbreaks have been found in the following counties: Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, and Lee, as well as on the southwest coastline. The Department of Environmental Protection is working hard to monitor and eliminate the amount of this algae currently found in Florida’s waterways. However, there is no quick solution to a problem like this. Right now the state is focusing on controlling water flows to prevent any further spread. However, many environmentalists agree that the only way in which to not see a problem like this again is through restoration and the addition of more regulations on our waterways that will keep the pollutants from ever entering in the first place.

THIS GREEN WATER GUNK IS NO LONGER JUST A SLIMY EYESORE BUT IS ALSO NOW BECOMING A DANGER TO THE PUBLIC.

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IN THE KNOW

By Mark NeJame

Contributor Vanessa Louise Braeley

BUMPED FROM YOUR FLIGHT? WHAT’S THE DEAL! show? And do you have rights as a paying, responsible traveler who purchased a ticket well in advance? The answer according to the Department of Transportation is yes, you do have rights. But it is not illegal to overbook; the airline has a basic right to oversell. So the DOT has established some rules to try and find a happy compromise between the bumped-passenger and the (oh-so-rude) airlines.

You’ve waited for this moment for as long as you can remember. New York Fashion Week. You’ve got your after parties lined up, spend WAY too much on digs at a hotel where you know the scene is on, you’re decked in black and ready to board your flight. Hmm, you think to yourself, this flight sure is packed. Then you hear your name called over the intercom. “We’re sorry” the agent tells you, “we overbooked and we don’t have a seat assignment for you. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re happy to offer you $500 dollars and we’ll put you on the next flight out tomorrow morning.” WHAT. But that hotel room is $800 dollars a night! (Hey, it’s Fashion Week.) You toiled for months over what to wear to the pre-party tonight! How can they do this?!

First, let’s understand why the airlines overbook: they are simply trying to compensate for the “no-shows.” I’m sure we are all aware that airlines have a dramatic history of fiscal rises and falls – the ubiquitous “Chapter 11 Bankruptcy” is almost synonymous with airlines; they are true slaves to the health of the financial marketplace, particularly when it comes to oil prices and the overall economic stability of companies and individuals, which of course, promotes travel. That being

So what IS the deal with overbooking? Is it just a brazen, arbitrary estimation by the airline of how many travelers won’t

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said, the bottom line matters. A lot. So each flight has to be profitable; we can’t just have planes flying around with the seats half empty (isn’t it lovely when it happens, though?). The DOT understands this, and allows for the airline to oversell the seats. However, if all the passengers show up, the DOT requires the airline to ask passengers to give up their seats voluntarily, in exchange for compensation, usually for a voucher for a fare similar to the one you paid. But when no one wants to “give it up,” the involuntary “bumping” begins. If you happen to be one of the unlucky passengers to get booted from the flight against your will, you are required to receive a written Statements of Rights; included in this should be an explanation of how that airline decides who gets an oversold ticket. Some factors that the

airline may consider is the price paid for the ticket, whether you were late checking in and whether you have a reserved seat assignment (more difficult to do these days). Regardless of the reason, in most situations the airline is required to compensate the passenger what’s called “Denied Boarding Compensation.” The agent should be able to issue you a check right away, at the gate, in the amount of up to $1300.

FIRST, LET’S UNDERSTAND WHY THE AIRLINES OVERBOOK: THEY ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO COMPENSATE FOR THE “NO-SHOWS”. The DOT recommends arriving to the airport as early as you can to guarantee you get on that plane and reminds us that every airline has different rules

regarding overbooking flights. Arriving early should be normal course for all you travelers out there regardless of the overbooking policies, since most airlines are now requiring you to check in at the actual gate before doling out seat assignments. (And remember, a confirmed seat assignment may be a factor your airline considers when choosing who to bump.) So get there early, head to the gate, confirm your seat and enjoy a Bloody Mary with a side of smug, because you know you’re getting on that flight, oversold or not…

Mark NeJame

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TRAVEL ‘N STYLE

DAILY NON-STOP FLIGHTS FROM TAMPA TO HAVANA, CUBA THE U.S DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RELEASED A PROVISIONAL ENDORSEMENT TO EIGHT AIRLINES By Dubraska Lima

Once again, the digital world was the first to get the news. The Tampa International Airport tweeted on July 7th, “Tampa to Havana is here! @SouthwestAir is offering nonstop service to Cuba! Thanks to @USRepKCastor and all who made this possible!” With this and the following tweet, the company announced the tentative validation of the U.S Department of Transportation.

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CHECK YOUR

STYLE! For its part, Southwest Airline published a communication confirming the approbation of one daily nonstop service from the Tampa Bay International Airport to Havana, along with the previously awarded flights to Varadero and Santa Clara.

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Tampa International Airport CEO, Joe Lopano, said “I almost drove off the road, about the fact that we now finally have achieved something that we’ve been working on for so long, and the people of Tampa, the people of Havana and all the people of Southwest are going to have a great opportunity.”

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Since March of this year, dozens of airlines have submitted applications to get nonstop commercial flights to Havana, and finally, the USDOT made a temporary decision that allows a daily average of 20 round-trip flights collectively between airlines around 10 cities. Besides Tampa, the list of cities from which future passengers will be able to schedule flights included Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, and Orlando. “Today we take another important step toward delivering on President Obama’s promise to re-engage Cuba,” said Anthony Foxx, U.S. Transportation secretary. “Restoring regular air service holds tremendous potential to reunite Cuban-American families and foster education and opportunities for American businesses of all sizes.” While, the provisional approval was primarily celebrated by the lowfares airline, Southwest, at the end of the day, seven other companies were also awarded similar flight privileges. These airlines include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airline, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines. Authorizing either passenger and cargo services for all the airlines. According to the information given by the Department of Transportation, travelers under one of the 12 authorized categories signed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, would be able to make trips directly to the Capital City.

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LIVING ‘N STYLE

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CHANTECAILLE LE MAGNOLIA EYE AND CHEEK PALETTE The compact’s four shimmering shades is embossed with houpu magnolia and looks elegant on a wide range of skin tones. This brand spotlights an animal, insect, or plant each year that is at the risk of endangerment. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to TRAFFIC International’s FairWild Standard, which supports ethical harvesting. $83 / Available at www.chantecaille.com

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HAPPENINGS Bring the kids for free Memorial Day through Labor Day Kids love summer at Biltmore, with outdoor activities around the estate and animals at Antler Hill Village Farm. Admission is free for kids under 16 all summer. Download our exciting Treasure Hunt now and try our special Kids Audio Guide to Biltmore House during your visit.

Enjoy music under the stars Our 2016 Biltmore Concert Series features amazing performances from Daughtry, Casting Crowns with Special Guest Jeremy Camp; Emmylou Harris and Mary Chapin Carpenter; and Rick Springfield with Special Guests Night Ranger and The Romantics. More performers may be added; please call 866-851-4661 and reference promo 200 for the most up-to-date lineup and to purchase tickets. From Memorial Day–Labor Day, enjoy local performers with Live After Five on Friday and Saturday evenings at Antler Hill Village Green.

Explore our 8,000-acre backyard Biking, hiking, and horseback riding are just a few of the ways to enjoy the splendor of one of the South’s most beautiful landscapes. From carriage rides and Segways to fly-fishing, and Land Rover adventures, choose exciting activities to help your whole family enjoy the great outdoors!

Experience Biltmore hospitality Choose from two distinctive properties and enjoy the gracious hospitality of America’s largest home® with a luxurious package at our four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate®, or relax with a more casual stay at the new Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate. For details, visit biltmore.com/stay.

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HEALTH

WANT TO T? H G I E W E S LO

T E G R FO ! E S I C R EXE dica

By Darcy Mo

An age old remedy for losing weight is right under our noses, known only to a few because most people believe that exercise is the almighty solution to shed off those pounds. It is a strategy most would think is nearly impossible to enact in your daily life but is the best bet against that pesky fat. Eating a balanced diet is the most likely scenario to lose weight effectively. If you’re looking for something fast and easy, look elsewhere. Studies show that based on the general consensus of what an average person eats, it is more likely they would gain weight by eating, for example, a donut, and exercising right afterwards than they would be if they just didn’t eat it at all.

In an article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the authors – who include British cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an outspoken critic of the food industry, said, “Members of the public are drowned by an unhelpful message about maintaining a ‘healthy weight’ through calorie counting, and many still wrongly believe that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise.” Let’s not play coy; most people know that the fatty, sugary, salty foods they are putting into their bodies are not good for them, and it doesn’t help with the added stress from watching commercial after commercial of Coca-Cola’s effervescent idea to associate their drinks with exercise and sports. This

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method isn’t saying that you have to cut these delicious but not-so-good foods out of your diet altogether, but to eat them in moderation and eat more healthy foods. That’s something you’ve probably heard before but never really paid attention to because it seemed like you could just go to the gym and all would be right again. Wrong. In the long game, you can’t simply exercise and expect the weight to just come off; you have to integrate a good system for eating in everyday life that will work for the rest of your life, not just a couple of weeks on an intense workout or a juice cleanse.


CLE AN & S IM P L E EATING I D E AS BREAKFAST

HARD BOILED EGGS AND BANANA SLICES

Bananas are high in potassium and are known to reduce swelling, protect against developing type-2 diabetes, and aid in weight loss. The white part of a hard-boiled egg offers 25 percent more protein than the yolk. You’ll get over 3.5 grams of protein from the white of a large egg, making you feel full longer!

SNACK

HANDFUL OF BLUEBERRIES WITH GREEK YOGURT

The blueberry’s fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health and decrease the risk of heart disease. Yogurt also provides numerous vitamins and minerals and is relatively low in calories.

DINNER

SPINACH WITH STRAWBERRIES AND CHICKEN BREAST

Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidant-promoting vitamin C and manganese. Chicken is a complete source of protein, and spinach is a very good source of zinc, dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1 and choline. It contains a unique and beneficial mixture of phytonutrients, as well as anti-oxidants, flavonoids and carotenoids.


HEALTH & BEAUTY

The rich golden sap from the stalks contains a potent cache of 20 unique flavonoids called chalcones.

anti-microbial, and a detoxifier. Research proves that daily doses of the Ashitaba herb can be good for users memory, complexion, constipation, anemia, liver, metabolism, skin, weight loss, menopause, kidneys, hair, gout, bones, depression, diabetes, asthma, as well as help vegans and vegetarians receive their daily dose of B-vitamins. By Allison Tankersley

ASHITABA THE M I RAC L E P L A N T ?

Botany saves the day for the health and beauty world once again with Japan’s ‘tomorrow leaf ’, the Ashitaba plant. This Asian herb, scientifically known as the Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi, gets its name because of its magical health and beauty effects. More commonly it is referred to as the ‘tomorrow leaf ’ because of its quick regeneration process of leaves. Unlike most herbs that only target one issue, Ashitaba is noted for using its eleven vitamins and thirteen minerals to work together to protect numerous aspects of the body.

In terms of health benefits Ashitaba works to speed up the healing of wounds, improve heart health, improve digestion, builds proteins for stronger muscles, creates calcium for stronger bones, improves probiotic production within the body, and strengthens concentration level and memory. The difference between Ashitaba and other herbs is its high level of chlorophyll. The large amounts of chlorophyll within Ashitaba mimics many of our bodies natural blood cells, combining our bodies natural iron with magnesium supplements. This duo benefits our body by acting as an antioxidant, anti inflammatory, anti-tumorigenic, anti-carcinogenic, 58 STYLETOME.COM

Avid users of the Ashitaba herb are the people of a small Japanese community called Hachijo. This area of Japan is full of Ashitaba and incorporates it in many parts of their daily diet crediting it for their title of population with the longest life span. Ahitaba is also a common herb used for Traditional Chinese Medicine practices mainly for its high level of antioxidants, which surpasses the amounts in both green tea and red wine. There are a variety of ways in which to incorporate Ashitaba into one’s daily diet. Ashitaba filled juice, tea, and smoothies are all available for order from various online herbal sites. The extract can also be purchased and consumed in pill form. Alternatively, its sap can also be used in a variety of cooking, most notably in homemade dressings. Ashitaba seeds are available for purchase online and after a quick soak can be grown in a home garden with decent sunshine and rich soil. As always, consult with your doctor before starting any new regimen or including any new herbs or diet.


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BEST FRIENDS

BON A-PET-TREAT! By Alexandra Niblett

We all have special people and special pets in our lives that mean the absolute world to us. You know who I mean: the family members that check in on you from time to time just to say a sweet hello, the spouses out there that stop everything they’re doing to sit by your side when you’re sick, those best friends that faithfully keep up with the Bachelorette with you, and, last but not least, our pets who show us unconditional love. Having these good people & lovable pets in our lives makes us fortunate, and as a petlover myself, I think it’s fair to say that being a dog owner is a blast! And if you’ve ever owned a dog, you can probably agree that oftentimes it’s simply gladdening to go the extra mile for our fur balls! While some might look at spoiling our pooches as a negative

thing, spoiling them every now and then is shameless fun that brings both you and your pooch happiness. Trending over the last several years is a phenomenon in which pet owners have increasingly spent more and more money pampering their furry friends — dogs in particular. And while some of these services are a little far-fetched, some of these ideas sound dog-gone good! Here are some ways people love to spoil their pooches!

PET SUITES

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these pet suites situate your dogs in a staycation environment, providing them with TV’s, Lamborghini-style beds, classy wall and floor decorations, an abundance of toys and more. BUT — if you want your pup to live that elevated life at home, you can now get personally designed pet suites installed in your house. These pet suites can run anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, but that’s not the only way your pets can live comfortably.

DOG HOUSES

If you have outdoor dogs, build them an outdoor suite! (A.K.A., a beautiful dog house.) Dogs love a place to relax, and an outdoor space designated for them is a more affordable way to give your dog a space they’d enjoy indulging in the ruff life of


devouring (safe) bones and napping. You can find dog houses at your local home improvement stores, and you can personalize them with cute embellishments, and, a dog favorite, a memory foam pad that’s both comfortable for them to sleep on and beneficial for their joints! Speaking of outdoors, here’s another “out-there” way people cater to their pooches’ needs and lifestyles.

PET DATING SERVICES

That’s right. Many pet owners want the absolute best for their pooches, or as they look upon them as their children. And that means that even though they’re ready to find love, they want the satisfaction that their pets are compatible with the pets of whom they go on a date with! One site, youmustlovedogsdating.com, advertises that “if your dating philosophy is ‘love me, love my dog or leave me the heck alone,’ welcome!” Another site even more specifically geared toward your dogs’ needs is petsdating.com. On this site, people create profiles for themselves and their dogs in an online community that helps owners find a partner to go on dog walks with, schedule playdates, adopt or list a pet for adoption, etc.! Last but certainly not least, datemypet.com is one more dating site created for pet lovers to meet online. The site’s slogan reads, “whether you are looking for a life partner, a buddy for your pet or just someone to hang out with, here you’ll be able to find exactly who you are looking for — pet lovers like yourself.” Finding a partner for your dog is only one of a million ways you can sweeten up your dog’s lifestyle!

THEIR SWEET DOG TREATS ARE MADE WITH MANY DELICIOUS, NATURAL INGREDIENTS THAT YOUR DOGS WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE — MY DOGS ATE THEIR HELPINGS IN SECONDS! SUGAR-COATING THINGS

If you can imagine it, it probably already exists. Dog perfumes, fancy salon-level shampoos in decorative bottles, an array of dog nail polish, tattoos for dogs, pet massages… almost anything that’s paw-sible, already is, you just might not know about it yet. Adorable boutiques and pet stores are sprinkled throughout Florida, including Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming, a Florida-started franchise of dog shops including one located in Celebration that caters to just about every need and desire your dog would have. Their sweet dog treats are made with many delicious, natural ingredients that your dogs will absolutely love — my dogs ate their helpings in seconds! Pampering our pooches is one way we can give back the love they give us on a daily basis… our pets are our fur babies, our best friends, and our little blessings that consistently show time and again how to love without judgment. So treat them to something special from time to time! (The only thing that might bite is the cost of spoiling them.)

FUN FACTS

•The American Pet Products Association estimated that over $60 billion was spent on pets in 2015 •National Dog Day is (was) August 26th


CELEBRITY SOUP

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS Six celebrities and their surprising pre-fame careers! By Riesa Pascal

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CELEBRITY SOUP

Did you know that award-winning Mean Girls actress Rachel McAdams once spent three years working at McDonald’s? Contrary to what they would like us to believe, celebrities weren’t always as glamorous as we see them today. Long before they became superstars, most of Hollywood’s elite paid their dues by working ordinary—and sometimes quite odd— jobs just like the rest of us. If you’re still striving for personal career success, check out the famous faces below and remind yourself that everybody starts somewhere…even celebrities!

Whoopi Goldberg

In the movie Ghost, Whoopi Goldberg plays a psychic who can communicate with the dead. In real life, Whoopie has never spoke with the dead, but did you know she used to put makeup on them? When Whoopie first moved to California, she got a job as a makeup artist in a mortuary in order to pay the bills. To help her get over her fears of the dead, Whoopi’s boss once pretended to be a corpse and then sat up and waved at her! According to Whoopi, he said, “That’s the worst thing that could ever happen to you here and it won’t. So there’s nothing to be scared of.” A little macabre? Sure, but it proved to be effective!

Johnny Depp

Next time you want to hang up on an annoying telemarketer, think of this story and realize that you just may be hanging up on the next Johnny Depp! Before he was a drunk, yet charming, pirate of the Caribbean, Johnny was a telemarketer who sold pens. He once recalled that time in his life saying, “You’re calling people who don’t want you to call them. You put on your best fake voice and try and sell them a gross or two of ballpoint pens with their name printed on them. First you say, ‘Congratulations. You have just become eligible to win a grandfather clock’ – or a trip to Greece or a Jacuzzi or whatever.’” Something tells Johnny would have no problems selling that gross or two of pens today.

Jon Bon Jovi

Before he was “Living On A Prayer” and performing for millions of fans around the world, global rockstar Jon Bon Jovi had the humblest job of all. When he was 17 years old, the now renowned musician was working as a janitor at his cousin Tony Bongiovi’s recording studio. Like many young men his age, Jon had always dreamed of becoming a rock star, but not many of those men actually go on to do just that. The ambitious janitor finally got his break at the age of 18 when his cousin helped him to record his first single “Runaway” which was a local hit and went on to be a global success. However, Jon’s first professional recording credit is actually on a Star Wars-themed

Christmas album that was produced in the studio where he was working. May the Force be with you always, Jon!

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Kanye West

With a reported net worth of $145 million, Kanye West is certainly allowed to have expensive taste in his choice of clothing. I mean c’mon, he’s married to a Kardashian! In 2013, Kanye even released a $120 plain white t-shirt, which sold out immediately and further proved his expensive taste and the power of his influence. Considering the high-end fashion Kanye is into, it’s all the more interesting to learn that he use to fold clothes at Gap in high school. In the song “Spaceship,” Kanye mentions his former employer saying, “Let’s go back, back to the Gap. Look at my check. Wasn’t no scratch. So if I stole, wasn’t my fault. Yeah I stole, never got caught.” For what it’s worth Kanye fans, a plain white t-shirt at Gap could save you more than $100...just a little tidbit for your wallet to think about.

Jerry Springer

We’ve all seen the ever outrageous Jerry Springer Show or at the very least, are familiar with the now famous chant, “Jer-ry! Jer-ry! Jer-ry!” If you have a hard time taking Jerry Springer seriously as professional, educated man, these facts might help you or they just might give you the shock of your life. Before he was instigating fights on his world renowned talk show, Jerry worked as a political campaign adviser to Robert F. Kennedy. After Kennedy’s assassination, the law school graduate went on to join a law firm in Cincinnati, Ohio. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Jerry also served as mayor of the city in 1977. Who’s to say why he left it all behind for a life of baby daddy drama and fist fights, but I think it’s safe to say his bank account doesn’t regret it.

Walt Disney

Today his name is synonymous with “The Happiest Place On Earth,” but there was a lot of hard work and odd jobs behind that success. Before entrepreneur Walt Disney was producing films and winning more individual Oscars than any other person in history, he was delivering newspapers on a paperboy route. The job required Walt to wake up at 4:30am every morning and he faithfully did so for more than six years. Another one of Walt’s earliest jobs was in 1916 when he worked as a news butcher. The then 15-year-old Walt would sell magazines and snacks to travelers on several railroad lines. As a young adult, Walt was rejected by the army and joined the Red Cross as an ambulance driver in France during the end of WWI. At the age of 26, Walt came up with the idea of Mickey Mouse while on a cross-country train ride and the rest is history! 65 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

THE HORROR MOVIE ICON RETURNS TO UNIVERSAL’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS By Dubraska Lima After the success of Michael Myers at Halloween Horror Nights in 2014, the movie sequel Halloween II will be featured in Universal Halloween Horror Nights 26, as a part of the collaboration between Universal and Halloween film producer, Malek Akkad. According to Creative Director, Michael Aiello, the visitors will have the opportunity to experience some of the most iconic scenes from the film, “You’ll experience the final scene of 2014’s maze and immediately walk in-between the homes of Haddonfield. You’ll be attacked by Myers the entire way before seeking refuge within the hospital.” And that’s not the end, the knife-wielding Michael Myers, is going to chase the guests during the entire walk through the event, culminating in a “horrifying finale,” said the release. Besides the Haddonfield-based house, named “Halloween: Hell Comes to Haddonfield”, Horror Nights the most recognized Halloween celebration in Orlando, is going to include eight other houses from classic horror movies and series, such as The Walking Dead, The Exorcist and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Tickets for the annual event, Universal Halloween Horror Nights 26, are already on sale to the public. The event will begin on September 16th and run through selected nights until October 31st.


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There’s nothing quite like a catchy song, especially one

By Courtney Caggiano

that climbs the charts with irresistible rhythm and soaring vocals. Now add to that song four musicians and one frontman who is an entertainment icon himself, and you have a winning combination. Maroon 5 is the essence of the cultural phenomenon of catchy— simply because 14 years spent catching the attention of audiences worldwide and holding that attention seems like a feat as unlikely as the audible power of a single catchy song. Whether it’s their Southern California persona that oozes out of their recordings or their exhilarating stadium shows, something about Maroon 5 has kept them at the top since their debut album, Songs About Jane, introduced the band to the world in 2002. Maroon 5 was met with a warm welcome after the album’s lead single, “Harder to Breathe” reached number six on the Billboard 200 chart, helping the album to go platinum and earn the band the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2005. For the next ten years, Maroon 5 would become a radio staple, never allowing enough time to pass between single releases to get left in the dust of other pop bands who just can’t keep up with the seemingly endless wave that Maroon 5 continues to ride. Perhaps the key to the band’s success at maintaining their place in the commercial spotlight is their ability to blend pop-rock and R&B to create a sound that is hard for music fans of any genre to resist. A look at their double-platinum album, “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” proves their crossover appeal, as hits like “If I Never See Your Face Again” and “Makes Me Wonder” solidified their magnetic characteristic of drawing in fans and critics alike, laying the groundwork for songs like 2011’s “Moves like Jagger,” creating instant sensation among fans. Although the success of this band comes as no surprise, it may be a fun fact to learn that Maroon 5 was formed in 1994, when three of the current members were still in high school. The current The Voice judge and lead singer Adam Levine, then only a 16-yearold musician with big dreams, along with current guitarist Jesse Carmichael and bassist Mickey Madden combined their talents to form the band, formerly named Kara’s Flowers. In 1997, the group of Los Angeles teenagers played at a beach party in Malibu, where a producer gave them their first open door in the industry. With years of experience, new band members, and 17 million album sales later, Maroon 5 has become a multi-platinum-selling pop-rock group that has established themselves as an iconic American band. Their latest album, V, serves as a cornerstone of the musicians’ collective career, hinting at subtleties from their early California rock sound found on their first album as well as showing off new and innovative songs. The debut single from the album, “Maps,” set a record for the highest reach of a debut single by a group on the Top 40 radio charts in 18 years. Be a part of Maroon 5’s continuing history by experiencing their live performances when they come to Orlando for their Maroon V Tour. You can catch this catchy five-piece at the Amway Center on Friday, September 9.

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2016 Winter Park Political Mingle

Divas in Concert at the Orlando Museum of Art

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Divas in Concert at the Orlando Museum of Art

2016 Winter Park Political Mingle

White Masquerade at Caribe Blu

Cocktails for a Cause at Citrus Club

I’m In Orlando Networking Event at Improv Comedy Club

Orlando Networking Event at One80 Skytop Lounge

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ORLANDO’S LEGAL ELITE SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL FEATURE The lawyers profiled here exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession and by so doing have garnered respect and esteem of their colleagues. There are a multitude of specialties in the practice of law, each requiring expertise gleaned through formal education, personal experience and prior court established procedures often referred to as case law. Lawyers and readers have been asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. The reality is that there are a variety of factors that determine the qualifications of a great attorney. Objective factors include trial experience and results in past cases, but most factors are subjective such as the quality or persuasiveness of an argument in court, skill at negotiating or giving legal advice. Do your due diligence when choosing an attorney that’s right for you; making sure the attorney being considered has a good reputation in the legal community and the community at large, in the location where your case will be heard. The attorneys being showcased in the following profile pages are specialized in areas of law practice and are considered to be excellent in their field.

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EDUCATION The Florida State University College of Law, cum laude (2005) Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, cum laude (2001)

BAR ADMISSIONS Florida State Courts (since 2005) U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

MEMBERSHIPS American Association for Justice (AAJ) Florida Justice Association (FJA) Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association (CFTLA)

Michael D. Cerasa was born and raised in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Michael relocated

to Central Florida following his graduation from The Florida State University College of Law. Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer and member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Michael is sought out by clients nationwide for his expertise in handling a wide range of Plaintiffs injury, product liability and insurance claims. Michael’s approach to the representation of his clients is aggressive, but measured. He takes his role as both attorney, and as counselor, seriously. “My duty to my clients is to diligently fight for their best interests above all else. However, I pride myself on being able to advise clients on a rational, personal level, ensuring that they can make the decisions that are best for them and their family.” Michael is a tireless advocate for people injured due to the negligence of others. His practice involves the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trucking accidents, and due to defective and dangerous medical devices and pharmaceuticals. “After an accident, a person’s life can be turned upside down. The process of dealing with insurance companies can be overwhelming when an injured individual needs to focus on getting well physically and mentally. My role is to take on that burden and be a friend and confidant in that process.” Most recently, Michael has gotten involved in litigation against Johnson & Johnson related to talcum powder causing ovarian cancer in some women, and against Bayer related to its potentially dangerous blood thinning drug, Xarelto. “Too often, medical devices and pharmaceuticals are put on the market and the manufacturer knows or should know that the product is too dangerous to the user. These companies put profit ahead of patients. One of the most satisfying parts of my practice is helping people fight back against such reckless behavior.” In addition, Michael has been at the forefront fighting for individuals and businesses being taken advantage of by property insurers and other companies. Michael scored two landmark rulings in Federal Court in Ayres v. USAA Casualty Insurance Company and Cunningham v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, pushing back against insurers improperly applying changes to Florida’s sinkhole legislation. He has also represented hundreds of small businesses along the Gulf Coast impacted by the devastating effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and owners of Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles which were discovered to have engines which polluted the environment at illegal levels. Michael, his wife Jennifer and their three children live in Longwood.

2170 W. State Rd. 434, Suite 152 Longwood, FL 32779 407-995-6770 www.Cerasa-Law.com

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JOHN ELLIOTT LEIGHTON Medical Malpractice. Wrongful Death. Catastrophic Injuries THE GO-TO LAWYER FOR SERIOUS INJURY CASES

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Aggressive. Thorough. Accomplished. Creative. Determined. Ethical. Respected. These are some of the words often used to describe personal injury attorney John Leighton.

suffered a brain injury where the driver who hit him only had $10,000 in insurance. By hard, tenacious, creative lawyering, Leighton was able to recover from the insurer for bad faith.

Leighton is unlike most lawyers. He doesn’t seek out cases; they seek him out. For 30 years he has represented people who have been seriously injured and families of those killed by negligence. But his cases most don’t usually come from the public. They come from other lawyers.

A board certified trial lawyer, Leighton is considered one of the foremost experts in negligent security litigation (people injured from a criminal assault). He wrote the textbook (Litigating Premises Security Cases), lectures around the world, and is Chairman of the Inadequate Security Litigation of the American Trial Lawyers. He is past Chairman of the organization’s Motor Vehicle, Highway and Premises Liability Section and currently chairs the Academy of Trial Advocacy, an invitationonly association of catastrophic injury lawyers. As part of his commitment to give back to the legal community, Leighton has lectured to lawyers in over a dozen states and two other countries.

That’s because Leighton is referred the serious, complex and catastrophic cases from around the state. He is seen as the go-to trial lawyer for major personal injury cases like medical malpractice, catastrophic trucking and car crash, resort/hotel/theme park, violent crime/ negligent security and defective product cases. His cases are almost always referred by lawyers from Florida and around the world. Mr. Leighton fought for passage of the first parasailing safety law in the United States after his client’s daughter was killed while parasailing off Florida’s coast. It took seven years but the regulations were finally passed in 2014. Known for his success in medical malpractice cases, Leighton’s track record in obtaining recoveries in Central Florida is remarkable. He won a record-setting $24.1 million verdict for a child who suffered a terrible medical mistake in Seminole County. Then he obtained $9 million for a woman who was given improper anesthesia in the hospital, and $3 million for the Citrus County family whose mom bled to death after her doctor abandoned her. He followed that with a $24.3 million verdict for the family of an off-duty Orlando police officer who was robbed and killed at an ATM, won an $8 million award for the parents of a teenage girl killed on the turnpike, and recently got a $7.4 million verdict in Osceola County for a trucking crash.

Leighton is recognized by his peers as being at the very top of this his field. For 10 years he has been chosen as one of the Top 100 by Florida SuperLawyers, is included in Florida Trend magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite,” and selected 10 consecutive years for The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability litigation. He received his Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Florida. When he is not in court fighting for his clients, he tries to find time to ski, bike and enjoy classic cars.

John Elliott Leighton Board Certified Trial Lawyer LEIGHTON LAW, P.A. 121 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 1150 Orlando, FL 32801 888-395-0001 407-384-8004 www.Leightonlaw.com

These are examples of why Leighton has developed a statewide and national reputation. He has been hired to handle cases in Georgia, Wisconsin, Indiana, North Carolina, Illinois and Texas. And while many of his cases garner media attention, most of the time Leighton’s clients are ordinary people who have suffered serious loss. Like the Orlando family of a teen who was killed in a drunken boating crash. That family hired Leighton, who obtained a $1.35 million recovery, with the boater going to prison for 6 years. And like the $3.5 million recovery he won for a motorcyclist who 73 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM


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STEVE MAHER

The Maher Law Firm - A Professional Association Steve Maher was named the 2017 Orlando Plaintiff’s Lawyer of the Year in the area of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury law by The Best Lawyers in America. Steve has also been named to the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” for Florida by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been featured in Florida SuperLawyers Magazine every year since 2007. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

Steve, a native Floridian, was born in St. Petersburg and at four years of age, moved to the Orlando area in 1965. He attended Audubon Park Elementary, Winter Park Junior High and graduated from Trinity Prep in 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 1984, and his law degree from the University of Southern California in 1987. He practiced personal injury trial law in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1991, at which time he returned home to practice law with his father, renowned trial lawyer Michael Maher. The father and son team have practiced together for the past 25 years at The Maher Law Firm and in the process have obtained multiple record setting verdicts and settlements. The firm focuses on representing people seriously injured or killed due to the negligence of others arising from automobile accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, and defective prescription medications and medical devices. The firm is best known for its leadership role in the Florida tobacco litigation, which resulted in an $11.3 billion settlement and paved the way for ground breaking education and reforms in the field of tobacco. Steve maintains a national practice and is admitted to practice law in eight states (California, Florida, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey) as well as the District of Columbia, and a number of Federal Courts. Steve has successfully represented clients in personal injury, products liability, fraud, and class action matters throughout the nation. Steve is heavily involved in a number of national litigations involving injuries resulting from the use of dangerous prescription medications and medical devices. He has been appointed to leadership positions in several mass tort litigations and has served as lead trial counsel in several mass tort cases. Steve was appointed to the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee of the Multidistrict litigation In Re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation. The litigation was created in 2009 and at its height was declared the largest multidistrict litigation in the nation. Steve was also appointed as lead trial counsel in one of the first Actos cases to be tried. The MDL, In Re: Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation was resolved for approximately $2.4 billion. “After almost 30 years of practicing law, Steve says, “I still get a tremendous sense of gratification when I know that my efforts have made a huge difference in the life of a deserving client. That’s what makes me proud to be a lawyer.”

The Maher Law Firm 631 W. Morse Blvd., Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789 P: 407-839-0866 | F: 407-425-7958 www.maherlawfirm.com

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GREGORY W. STONER Property Rights Law Firm, P.A. - Eminent Domain

Imagine what it must feel like to discover that one of your most precious assets – your home or business – is in jeopardy of being seized by the government because, through no fault of your own, it has been determined that there is a public need for your land.

Fortunately, Florida Constitution guarantees property owners full compensation for their loss which ensures they receive legal counsel at no cost to them. Therefore, according to Greg, it is critical to seek legal advice immediately upon learning that a property is being considered for government acquisition.

Litigation attorney Greg Stoner is on a mission to protect residents and business owners from eminent domain – the government’s right to take private property for public use. A Central Florida native, his passion for the state and the people that live here inspires him as he guides property owners through the challenging process of navigating eminent domain and its subtle nuances.

A graduate of Stetson University College of Law and the University of Florida, Greg is a member of The Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the Seminole County Bar Association. When not practicing law, Greg contributes his talents as a youth sports coach and enjoys spending time outdoors and on the beach with his wife Kathy and their four children.

“Facing off with the government in the eminent domain process can be a very daunting experience,” Greg says. “Most parcels of real estate are highly valued by their owners in both an emotional and a monetary sense. They deserve to have their legacy protected.” With more than two decades of experience both in and out of the courtroom; Greg, managing partner of Property Rights Law Firm, P.A., utilizes his extensive legal expertise, strong negotiating skills and firm foundation in business and finance to provide his clients exceptional representation as they strive to defend their investments.

The Property Rights Law Firm, P.A. 1525 International Parkway, Suite 4021, Lake Mary, FL 32746 P: 407-843-4900 | F: 407-849-1570 GWS@StonerLawFirm.com

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MARSHALL S. ADLER

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Marshall S. Adler has practiced workers’

compensation law in the Central Florida area since 1981. He obtained his law degree at Duke University Law School, where he studied workers’ compensation law under Professor Arthur Larson, who has been widely acknowledged as the world’s leading expert in workers’ compensation law. Professor Larson is the author of the definitive treatise on workers’ compensation law that is used by experts in the field throughout the world. Mr. Adler has been board certified in workers’ compensation law by the Florida Bar since 1988, the first year board certification was awarded in workers’ compensation law. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, which is the highest rating a lawyer can receive for ethics and ability. He has also been awarded the highest possible rating, a perfect 10 out of 10, by AVVO, an attorney rating service. He has been awarded the Eagle Talon Award by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers for his dedication to the highest ideals of Florida Trial Lawyers. He has also served as Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Orange County Bar Association and is an original sustaining member of the Florida Workers’ Advocates. Being born and raised in Buffalo, New York, the ultimate working class city, has had a profound influence on Marshall Adler’s life. Although he began his law practice representing insurance companies and corporations in a large law firm setting, for the past 30 years, he decided to represent the same hard working families he grew up with in Buffalo. He enjoys the opportunity to know each and every one of his clients on a personal level, which he could not do in the large law firm setting. Marshall Adler’s representation of injured workers and their families during the past 30 years has been a testament of his enduring desire to continue to help working families throughout the State of Florida in their time of need.

1031 West Morse Boulevard, Suite 180, Winter Park, Florida 32789 407.648.5523 marshall@marshalladlerpa.com

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Benitez Law Group, PL / Pulse of Orlando, Inc.

An Orlando native, Aly attended Lake Mary High School where she played soccer and was named an NSCAA All-American. After leaving Orlando to play soccer for the University of Virginia, Aly knew she would one day return to the City Beautiful. In fact, after law school, Aly turned down a position as a JAG in the United States Air Force to follow her heart and make a difference in the Central Florida community. In 2007, Aly joined her uncle, Gus Benitez, to form Benitez Law Group, PL. Since then, she has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliates as a legal expert and has received several professional awards for her legal and pro-bono work. In 2013, Aly published her first book “Against The Grain”, which hit 3 Best-Seller lists. Aly prides herself on aggressively representing clients and making herself available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Clients Are Family” is not just a professional motto, but something that Aly truly believes and practices. Recently, the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub inspired Aly to form the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, “Pulse of Orlando, Inc.”. Pulse owner, Barbara Poma, is a personal friend and client of the Benitez Law Group. As founder and Board President, Aly has worked around the clock to ensure that Pulse of Orlando is filling the immediate financial needs of not only Pulse employees, but survivors and victims’ families. On June 30, 2016, Pulse of Orlando distributed $28,500 to victims and were the first organization to distribute funds. In addition to being the first non-profit distributing funds, the all-volunteer organization also provides victim navigation by helping survivors and families apply with the Orlando United Assistance Center and to locate additional resources for them. To learn more about Pulse of Orlando please visit: www.PulseofOrlando.org.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS: Super Lawyers Magazine “Rising Star” (2016) Legal Elite Magazine, “Most Client-Focused Real Estate Lawyer” (2015) Quilly Award Recipient from The National Academy of Best Selling Authors (2013) Orlando Business Journal “Forty Under 40″ Award, Finalist (2011) Nominee (2012, 2013) Girl Scouts of Citrus Council “Women of Distinction” Award, Nominee (2012) Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, from Congressman Alan Grayson (2010)

PUBLICATIONS: “Against The Grain: World’s Leading Experts Reveal How They Achieved Positive Results In A Down Economy”, Co-Author with Brian Tracy (2013)

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Aly Benitez grew up in Central Florida before attending the University of Virginia, where she majored in American Politics and played Varsity Women’s Soccer. After her studies at Virginia, Aly attended Stetson University College of Law, where she received a full academic scholarship and completed both her Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration.

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Pulse of Orlando (www.PulseofOrlando.org), Founder / Board President (2016 – Present) City of Orlando Historic Preservation Board, Vice Chair (2013 - Present) Orange County Sheriff’s Foundation, Vice President (2013 – Present)

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ANDRES I. BEREGOVICH, ESQ. The Beregovich Law Firm “You should love what you do,” says Mr. Beregovich, who is dogmatic in his approach to bringing his ‘Northern’ values based on a strong work ethic, customer service and big law experience to clients in a boutique law firm setting. Corporate culture at the Firm is all about customer obsession in which injured clients are pampered with flowers, a concierge atmosphere and frequent communication. The Beregovich Law Firm is dedicated to personal injury law, with an emphasis on auto cases, and provides fully integrated corporate counsel services to businesses large and small. Mr. Beregovich is admitted to practice law in Florida, New Jersey and the District of Columbia and holds degrees from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and London School of Economics in London, England. He received his Juris Doctor from Barry University, School of Law, in Orlando FL. “It feels good to make something out of nothing,” says Mr. Beregovich as he contemplates the start of his own law practice. “I use the same assertion and drive to generate the best possible legal outcome for my clients. When I hand a client a

settlement check I know that it can change their life forever. I leave the office feeling satisfied and grateful.” In a market bombarded with attorney advertising, client acquisition and retention of the Firm is primarily through word-ofmouth referrals. “We sell legal services,” says Mr. Beregovich, “from case inception to the very end. It says a lot about your organization when prospects call ready to hire you sight unseen, about the services provided to former clients, and most importantly, about the people that you work with. I wouldn’t have it any other way.” At the start of his legal career, Mr. Beregovich worked for maritime attorney Stephen Hibbe where he licensed and registered private yachts under the jurisdiction of the British Virgin Islands in accordance with maritime law. Subsequently, Mr. Beregovich produced a directed research paper, ‘Offshore Vessel Registration and the Legalities Affecting Vessel Nationality’ that was published several times most notably by the Trial, Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association and the Miami-Dade County Bar Association. 80 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

Mr. Beregovich remains civic-minded. He regularly takes pro bono cases from the Legal Aid Society and touts his honor to have served as a White House Intern at the office of the United States Trade Representative, Office of Public and Media Affairs, Executive Office of the President where he acted as a liaison to journalists, foreign embassies, Congressional leadership and other highlevel government officials on official trade programs and trade treaties. What’s next for this solo practitioner and his powerhouse firm? “Stay focused, never stop learning and strive to be and do better everyday.” Orlando Office: 210 N. Mills Avenue Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407-809-9000 F: 407-809-9001 www.beregovichlaw.com Se Habla Español

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Attorney at Law From the age of 15, Paul Courtright played with a group called The Thunderbird Band out of Denver. Paul and the band eventually made a new home in Branson, Missouri with internationally known entertainers. Paul’s band days were formative ones; he saw the law protecting and guiding every aspect of the hard work put into his performances and life. This touchstone set Paul on a path to law. Paul graduated with honors from the University of Denver. Paul then continued studying Law and Communications at the University of Denver under the Honorable John L. Kane, Jr., Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court of Colorado. Paul then earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. In his final year at Cooley Law School, Paul served under Chief Justice Elizabeth A. Weaver of the Michigan Supreme Court. In 2001, Paul began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County, Florida. Serving the people of the State of Florida was a privilege and honor. Paul recalls a case in which his request to examine a fingerprint saved a young man from being wrongfully tried for a crime he did not commit. Protecting someone’s life, liberty, and property is one of the most important responsibilities an attorney can undertake. Since then, Paul aggressively defends clients charged in state felony, misdemeanor, DUI, and traffic cases throughout Florida’s courts. Paul brings his experience as a former Assistant State Attorney and years of criminal defense work and care to each client as the criminal legal process is navigated. Paul also represents clients in civil litigation, wills, probate, trusts, real estate, intellectual property, and entertainment law matters.  He vigorously represents individuals and large Fortune 1000 companies across Florida. He represents difficult estate matters that run concurrent with wrongful death actions. He is an expert witness on attorney’s fees in Florida. He has been appointed by the Florida Circuit Courts to serve as attorney ad litem in a variety of lien foreclosure and eminent domain matters. He is an advocate for children with Autism and Down’s Syndrome. He can advise on special needs trust matters. He also advises artists and attorneys on legal issues in the entertainment industry. To Paul, each client and their matter are unique and important. Paul’s legal talent and contributions to society have been recognized by Marquis’ Who’s Who in American Law. The best recognition however is when the client smiles after being helped by Paul’s legal guidance and work. In addition to his busy legal practice, Paul is an adjunct law professor at Barry University School of Law where for over eight years he has enjoyed teaching Entertainment Law, Sports Law, and Copyright Law. Paul is a member of The Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. During his free time with family, Paul is an avid skier, traveler, drummer, and photographer. Paul is active in the Boy Scouts of America - Central Florida Council as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 641 and as the Committee Chair for Cub Scout Pack 627 in Maitland, Florida. Paul and his wife, Dawn, are the proud parents of two children.

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TIFFANY FADDIS, ESQ. Tiffany Faddis, Esq. is a partner in the firm of FADDIS &

FADDIS, P.A. in Orlando, specializing in wrongful death and serious personal injury, including auto/trucking, medical malpractice and Dram Shop liability cases. She has devoted her life’s work to helping injured victims and families through very difficult times. Her law firm is quite unique as she practices law with her husband Eric Faddis, who is also a well-known and respected trial lawyer in Orlando. Tiffany is “AV” and “Preeminent” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, as having achieved the highest level of legal ability and ethical standards. She was recognized as a “Rising Star” in Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the State of Florida receive the Super Lawyers “Rising Star” award. Not only does Tiffany commit her time to her family and law practice, she is committed to serving her legal profession as well as her community. She currently serves on the prestigious Florida Justice Association’s (FJA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors, dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida’s civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida’s citizens and consumers. Tiffany is the immediate past President of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association and past President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. She currently serves on the Ninth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee of The Florida Bar. Tiffany has been honored by her peers in the legal profession with various recognitions. She was honored to be the recipient of the Orange County Bar Association’s 2016 Star of the Bar Award, Florida Justice Association’s 2016 Presidential “Indispensable Ally” Award, 2016 Gold Eagle Award, 2015 Mickey Smiley Award, 2014 Rising Star Award, 2014 and 2015 Silver Eagle Awards, and 2014 and 2015 Cornerstone Awards.

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Through years of hard work and dedication, Tiffany has become a skilled personal injury trial lawyer. She is committed to achieving justice for her clients, and she understands that their needs are all different. Her work ethic is tireless, and this has played an integral role in the success she has achieved for her clients. “Together we make a difference!” – Tiffany M. Faddis

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visitation disputes, child support, premarital agreements, paternity, adoption, domestic violence, modifications and other complex family law matters. As early as 1988, Mr. Glicken was able to obtain custody rights for fathers, almost unheard of at that time. Mr. Glicken has appeared before the Florida Supreme Court several times during his career, as well as the District Court’s of Appeals throughout the State of Florida.

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DAVID S. GLICKEN David Glicken is a Florida native and

a long-time resident of Orlando. David attended Bishop Moore High School and Florida State University. David obtained two Bachelor Degrees (Political Science & Criminal Justice) during his four years at FSU and was very involved with many extra-curricular activities including President of his Fraternity (Phi Gamma Delta) and President of the FSU Graduating Class of 1979. Upon graduation from Florida State, David attended Cumberland School of Law at Nationally Ranked Samford University (U.S. News & World Report) and graduated from law school in two years, versus the normal three years most attorneys need to obtain a Juris Doctorate of Law Degree (J.D.). Entering his 34th year of practicing law, David began his legal career in December, 1981, with the Office of the State Attorney, in the Criminal Intake Division. In 1982, Mr. Glicken appeared for the first time before the Florida Supreme Court and successfully argued a case appealed directly from the Circuit Court. Within six months of starting at the State Attorney’s Office, David became the second Assistant State Attorney (and youngest) to be named as Legal Advisor to

the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI), a multi-law enforcement agency responsible for prosecuting organized crime, wiretap, electronic surveillance, prostitution, adult entertainment, RICO, pornography, obscenity, and drug possession/trafficking cases. In 1984, Mr. Glicken entered private practice and The Glicken Law Firm was founded in 1986. Mr. Glicken’s more than thirty-two years of legal experience have enabled him to represent his clients in a time-efficient and cost-effective manner. Mr. Glicken has previously represented clients in State and Federal Courts throughout Florida, including juvenile matters, civil litigation, personal injury, felonies, misdemeanors, and family law matters. Mr. Glicken has been Lead Attorney in multiple First Degree Death Penalty Murder Cases and has obtained civil jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00. David is also a former Adjunct-Professor at Valencia State College where he taught Criminal Law & Procedure and Business Law for ten years. The Glicken Law Firm is dedicated to primarily handling cases concerning Family Law, including divorce, child custody and 83 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

David is a sole practitioner who personally handles every case and provides each client with the special care they deserve. Through the years, David’s clients have come to depend on his dedication, reliability, innovative strategies and continual professionalism. At The Glicken Law Firm, the family law client is not a case or a number, but an individual with distinct and personal needs which are attended to by the Staff and employees of the Firm. The Glicken Law Firm is well-known for representing clients in high value asset divorce cases, as well as contested custody and alimony cases. Mr. Glicken has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida State University Torchbearer’s Board since 2005 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Diocese of Orlando Catholic Youth Sports League for nine years. Mr. Glicken was again re-elected for a fourth consecutive term as President of the Catholic Youth Sports League for the Diocese of Orlando, an non-profit organization serving nine Central Florida Counties. The organization will be meeting the sports needs of more than twenty-five Catholic Elementary Schools and the more than five thousand student-athletes attending the Diocesan elementary schools throughout Central Florida. Believing in the philosophy of giving back to the community, Mr. Glicken volunteers more than 1,700 hours each year to non-profit organizations in Central Florida, including volunteering as a soccer, basketball, track, and lacrosse coach. David’s brother, Douglas Glicken, is also an attorney in Orlando and is currently the President of the Central Florida SPCA/ Humane Society. David lives in College Park with his wife, Lisa Vicars-Glicken, and their two wonderful daughters, Delaney and Devon, who attend St. James Cathedral School in Downtown Orlando. The Glicken Law Firm - your family law firm!

The Glicken Law Firm 840 Highland Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803 P: 407-648-5400 davidglicken@glickenlawfirm.com www.glickenlawfirm.com


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TRAKINA L. GRAHAM Personal Injury / Criminal Litigation Ms. Graham used the skills she gained as a criminal litigator and transferred into the civil realm. She started working as a plaintiff ’s attorney in 2006 representing medical providers and injured persons. She opened her own personal injury law firm with her long-time friend and colleague in 2008. In 2014, she established the Graham Law Group, LLC, where she focused on protecting the rights of the injured and accused. She has tried over 40 jury trials during her 16-year legal career. Ms. Graham has represented thousands of personal injury and criminal defense clients. The Graham Law Group has Spanish and Creole speaking assistants ready to assist any individual who has been injured in an accident or accused of crime. She maintains that “it is important that a client knows that if a trial is necessary, their attorney has the skill, competency, knowledge and experience to take their case to a jury.” Trakina is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States Middle District of Florida. She is an active member of the National Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Americans for Safe Access, NORML and United for Care. Ms. Graham was recently recognized by the National Black Lawyers as a Top 100 Black Lawyer.

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Trakina L. Graham is a trial attorney, who has been practicing law for over 16 years. She represents clients in the areas of personal injury, criminal defense and home owner insurance disputes. She owns Graham Law Group, LLC, a law firm dedicated to the protecting the rights of the injured and accused. Her primary objective is to represent each client vigorously and aggressively, ensuring that each client is treated fairly and gets the best possible settlement or outcome. Trakina is a long life resident of the State of Florida. She was born and raised in Daytona Beach. Trakina graduated from the University of Florida earning her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor Sociology. After graduating from UF in 1997, she was awarded a full scholarship to Florida State University, College of Law.

Trakina handles all matters that comprise personal injury and criminal defense, including: • Car accidents • Home Owner’s Insurance disputes • Slip and falls • Tractor trailer accidents • Wrongful death. • Robbery • Theft • Manslaughter and homicide • DUI/traffic • Expunction/Sealing • White collar crime • Drug possession, sale and trafficking Trakina believes “it is important to maintain vigilant and represent each client with knowledge, integrity, aggressiveness and a commitment to justice.”

She began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in 2000, where she litigated thousands of cases ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder. Ms. Graham became an Assistant Statewide Prosecutors, in 2004, exclusively working multi-jurisdictional complex criminal litigation cases, including Racketeering, Organized Criminal Conspiracies, Internet Crimes, Drug Trafficking and Fraud.

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CHRISTOPHER P. HANCOCK Managing Partner | Hancock Law Firm, P.A.

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Christopher Hancock is one of Orlando’s homegrown attorneys having graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology within three years, and further remained in Orlando to attend law school at Florida A&M College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2010. After graduating law school, Mr. Hancock immediately began working for a small law firm and took over as the managing partner in August of 2012. As such, he was fortunate to learn and practice several areas of law which resulted in rapid growth.

Recently founded,

Hancock & Associates, P.A. has narrowed its services to practicing primarily in family law and civil litigation related matters, which not only has provided clients the confidence of having the knowledge and experience of a full-service law firm, but more importantly the neighborhood friendly feel. With offices in Orlando and Tampa, the firm is well versed in the various counties within Central Florida. Mr. Hancock strives for perfection with most everything he does, and therefore demands results in his practice. To that end, in 2016, Mr. Hancock was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, has received a perfect 10 out of 10 ranking from Avvo.com and was recognized Top 19 Best Divorce Attorneys in Orlando by Expertise. com. Mr. Hancock has also been recognized each year since 2012 for his exceptional pro bono services working as a Guardian Ad Litem.

Christopher P. Hancock, Esq. Managing Partner Hancock Law Firm, P.A. 2014 E Robinson St., Orlando FL 32803 P: 407-894-0853 | F: 407-835-6813 www.mhpa-law.com

Since graduating from University of Central Florida, Mr. Hancock has coached youth basketball for Florida Basketball and Volleyball Association, where he sat on the Board of Directors for several years. His current team, the “2023 Defendants” despite being 11 years old, he says, might be his best team of all time.

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CHRISTOPHER T. HILL H i l l R u g h K e l l e r & M a i n , P. L .

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Chris Hill is the managing partner of Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main. Chris received his engineering and law degrees from the University of Florida and has practiced in Central Florida for more than 25 years. Chris practices in the areas of commercial and construction litigation. Chris has used his engineering and construction background to his advantage in litigating technical subjects, in one example conducting what an appellate court characterized as a “withering” cross-examination of the opposing expert. Chris and HRKM have litigated cases ranging from tractor-trailer crashes to radio station purchases to intellectual property claims. His most recent trial involving the sale and civil theft of Asian antiques culminated with the jury asking if they could award more to his client than the client had requested. Chris prides himself on using his trial skills to get his clients the best and most cost-effective solution to their problem, “One thing I know, our clients will never back down in a negotiation because their attorney isn’t ready, willing and able to go to trial.”

Honors: Chris was voted “Best of the Bar” for commercial litigation in a survey by the Orlando Business Journal. He was also voted as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in 2014 and 2015 by U.S. News/Best Law Firms. Chris has regularly been listed in Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend and “Super Lawyers” by Thompson Reuters over the past 10 years. In 2011, he was elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA) based upon peer review of his trial skills. Chris has also received an “AV” Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Activities: Chris is currently the Treasurer of the Central Florida ABOTA Chapter. He is the past President of the Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, as well as the Central Florida Chapter of the Council for Litigation Management (CLM). He is also active as a youth basketball coach.

Christopher T. Hill Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main, P.L. 390 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1610 Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407-926-7460 F: 407-926-7461

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N. DIANE HOLMES N. Diane Holmes, P.A. | Family Law Group N. Diane Holmes is board certified in marital and family law and one of the most respected attorneys in the state of Florida. Consistently ranked as a Florida “Super Lawyer” most recently by the Wall Street Journal, she is held in high regard by her peers with the coveted 5.0 Martindale-Hubbell peer rating for “high ethical standards and professional ability”. This is the highest peer ranking possible. She also holds the impressive distinction as the first woman lawyer in Central Florida to earn the designation as a Fellow of the Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Diane was the recipient of The Central Florida Summit Award. An honor only bestowed on a handful of women pioneers each year, recognizing outstanding community, prestigious service and leadership. She began as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. Her primary responsibility was to expand and implement the Guardian Ad Litem program ensuring that thousands of abused and neglected children could rely on trained, compassionate lawyers and volunteers to guide them through the sometimes scary and unfamiliar judicial process. While working at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association Diane became interested in marital and family law and eventually opened her own law practice. She has built her family law practice based on her firm belief in fairness, creative strategies, and results. She represents clients with the experience and tenacity that has earned her a solid reputation in the legal community. A pioneer in collaborative divorce, Diane is known for developing unique and creative solutions for the benefit of her clients. She has earned great admiration and respect from the bench, her clients, and opposing counsel for the caliber of representation and experience she brings to the table. Her professionalism, commitment, and love for helping others is probably best demonstrated by her boundless energy and her availability to any and all who may call upon her wisdom or advice on personal or professional matters.

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The cause most personal to her is the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. A two-time breast cancer survivor, she serves as a positive example to others. In recognition of her tireless efforts, she was selected as the 2011 Honorary Breast Cancer Survivor for the “Central Florida Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in Downtown Orlando, personally raising more than $10,000 for the cause. This past year she raised the most money for an individual. For more than two decades, Diane has supported the American Cancer Society as a Reach to Recovery volunteer and is featured in an American Cancer Society video, “Conqueror of Cancer: Surfing Diane.” Diane is a celebrated leader in our community, guiding efforts to protect children, raising money to fund breast cancer research and supporting the arts in Central Florida.

N. Diane Holmes, P.A| Family Law Group 801 N Magnolia Ave # 409 Orlando, FL 32803 407-843-1744 www.ndhpa.com

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law school Hank worked as a law clerk for the general counsel’s office of a major national financial brokerage firm, Raymond James Financial, assisting with both SEC regulatory and compliance audits as well as litigation defense of investor and SEC regulatory claims. Following graduation from law school, Hank joined one of the largest and most prominent law firms in the country, Greenberg Traurig, where he practiced as an associate attorney focusing on representation of major wall street brokerage firms. While at Greenberg Traurig, Hank litigated complex securities arbitration cases, investment and commercial business litigation claims. He was actively involved in legal claims relating to both the WorldCom and ENRON scandals that rocked wall street. In 2009, Hank left Greenberg Traurig to join his family’s practice, Hornsby Law. Since 2009, Hank has continued his civil trial practice focusing on representing individuals who have been injured or who have suffered losses as a result of fraud and misrepresentation.

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LAWRENCE “HANK” HORNSBY, JR. Hornsby Law CIVIL TRIAL LAWYER - PERSONAL INJURY AND INVESTMENT LITIGATION

Hank Hornsby is a civil trial lawyer concentrating on personal injury, investment fraud, and SEC whistleblower claims. Hank is an Orlando area native having grown up in Maitland and graduated from Trinity Prep. Hank received a scholarship to play baseball at Wake Forest University and later Emory University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Hank comes from a long line of well respected Orlando attorneys. His grandfather, James Russell Hornsby, was a “larger than life” well known attorney in town who is still

remembered by many in the legal community to this day. Hank’s father, Larry Hornsby, has been a prominent personal injury and worker’s compensation attorney in Orlando for over 30 years; and Hank’s uncle, Richard Hornsby, is best known throughout Orlando for his local and national television appearances as a criminal law legal analyst. With this family legal history, and Hank’s passion for seeking fairness and truth, Hank returned to the sunshine state after college to attend law school at Stetson University where he graduated with honors. During 88 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

Hank became a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2014, a credential awarded by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE association is the world’s largest antifraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Hank is also a member of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Hank is married to his wife of ten years, Kristin, and lives in Winter park with their son William and dog Parker. In his spare time, Hank enjoys spending time with his family and being an assistant coach for his nephew’s little league team.

Hornsby Law 1936 Lee Rd. Ste. 100 Winter Park, FL 32789 P: 407-599-3800 F: 407-599-3801 www.HornsbyLawGroup.com


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RICHARD HORNSBY Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Richard Hornsby has become the criminal defense attorney of choice for those who find themselves in the crosshairs of federal and state prosecutors in Central Florida. The youngest son of the late J. Russell Hornsby, one of Orlando’s most flamboyant trial lawyers, Hornsby is, by anybody’s definition, a colorful lawyer himself. Known for his animated arguments, relentless cross-examination, and ability to win the seemingly unwinnable case, Hornsby has achieved an enviable record of success in the courtroom. Ask Hornsby what he loves most about criminal defense and he will tell you that nothing gets him more excited than announcing ready for trial, because there is nothing more exhilarating than hearing “not guilty” at the end of a hard fought trial – words that Hornsby tends to hear more than the average criminal defense attorney. But Hornsby is quick to point out that no matter how easy an acquittal may have appeared, the truth is it didn’t come easy. Long before a case ever gets to trial, Hornsby will have immersed himself in the facts of the case, challenging witnesses’ claims, identifying conflicts in the evidence, and developing a defense that offers his client the greatest chance of acquittal. And given the increasing importance of social and forensic science in criminal law, Hornsby has committed himself to being the most knowledgeable attorney in the courtroom. That is why, after graduating law school from the University of Florida, Hornsby obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida and a second master’s degree in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. Hornsby’s commitment to professional growth and record in the courtroom are reflected in the numerous honors he has obtained as a criminal defense attorney. Hornsby was voted Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense by the Orlando Business Journal in 2007, was named to the Florida Rising Stars list in criminal defense by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2012-2015, and was named to the Florida Super Lawyers list in criminal defense by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2016 – his first year of eligibility.

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Richard E. Hornsby, P.A. 1217 East Robinson Street Orlando, Florida 32801 P: 407-540-1551 F: 407-540-1553 www.richardhornsby.com

Hornsby is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar and Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. A trusted legal resource, Hornsby serves as the legal analyst for NBC affiliate WESH 2 News in Central Florida and is frequently called upon to provide legal commentary for the Orlando Sentinel and national media outlets such as CNN, FOX News, and People Magazine. When not in court or on TV, you will find Hornsby watching Gator football, coaching his children’s youth sports teams or on a road trip with his wife Sara and their two children, James and Elle.

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From 1973 to 1980, Mark Horwitz

was an Assistant United States Attorney. While representing the United States he prosecuted all types of cases including Medicare fraud, tax evasion, wire and mail fraud, fraud against the government, drugs and the murder of the Gotha Postmaster. The opportunity to prosecute these and other crimes provided Mr. Horwitz a solid basis to vigorously defend people under investigation for or charged with serious crime in both federal and state court. Since 1980, Mark has been in private practice in Orlando. He has defended people throughout Florida and the United States. Defending complex federal crimes has been a major part of his practice. He has also defended clients in state criminal matters involving white collar crimes, theft, bribery and state sales tax. In non-white collar cases, he has defended clients in matters involving vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident with death, murder, drugs, child pornography, sex crimes and other offenses. Mark Horwitz is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Advocate and by The Florida Bar as a specialist in Criminal Trial Law. He has the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by MartindaleHubbel. In addition to the preeminent rating in Martindale-Hubbel, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. Mr. Horwitz is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Horwitz believes that defending a person’s liberty is the most important responsibility an attorney can undertake. In protecting a client’s freedom, Mark’s philosophy is that no stone is left unturned, all facts are thoroughly investigated, legal issues fully developed and all actions legally and ethically possible are undertaken for the defense. The lawyers and paralegals that work at the Horwitz firm help him carry out these principles. Horwitz utilizes a team concept of lawyers and Florida Bar Registered Paralegals in conjunction with modern technology when investigating, organizing evidence and building a strong defense. Criminal investigations, especially involving white collar crimes, can take months or years. In pre-indictment investigations, the goal is to conduct a thorough defense investigation aimed at developing the facts to convince law enforcement and prosecutors that criminal charges are not warranted. By preventing criminal charges, the client is able to avoid the humiliation and emotional stress associated with indictment and arrest. In some cases

it is not possible to prevent the filing of criminal charges. In those situations the prearrest defense investigation is important to a vigorous defense at trial. Criminal tax defense has always been a part of Mr. Horwitz’s practice. He has represented professionals such as doctors, dentists, architects, athletes, as well as business owners and other individuals under investigation and charged with violating criminal tax laws. He has tried many criminal tax cases and has been able to persuade the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice to close investigations without prosecution. Mark Horwitz has also helped many clients with unreported offshore bank accounts enter and complete the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, thereby avoiding federal arrest and criminal prosecution and reducing civil monetary penalties. It is not unusual to deal with tens of thousands of documents and hundreds of gigabytes of computer data in white collar cases. To control such massive amounts of evidence, Horwitz utilizes the paralegals and the attorneys that work in his firm as well as cutting edge technology. Although important, Mark believes that “there is no substitute for experience, hard work and diligence to accomplish the goal of defending liberty.”

Bar Admissions • Supreme Court of the United States • United States Court of Appeals - Eleventh Circuit - Fifth Circuit - Federal Circuit - District of Columbia Court of Appeals • All United States District Courts in Florida - Florida Bar - Colorado Bar - District of Columbia Bar

Education • BSBA majoring in economics with    high honors:  - University of Florida 1969 • JD with honors and Order of the Coif - University of Florida College of Law 1972

Practice Areas • White collar criminal defense including: - Criminal Tax - Healthcare Fraud - Mail and Wire Fraud - RICO - Bank Fraud • Non-white collar criminal defense

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HORWITZ Criminal Defense Attorney Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz, P.A. 17 East Pine St. Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407-843-7733 F: 407-849-1321 mark@mlhorwitzlaw.com www.mlhorwitzlaw.com

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WARREN W. LINDSEY Lindsey & Ferry, P.A. Warren W. Lindsey was born in Coral Gables and is a lifelong resident of Florida. Following graduation from Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Warren attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1977. He has practiced law in Winter Park since 1980 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Law with honors. While in law school, he met his wife, Eileen Forrester, also a law student at the time and now a practicing attorney in Orlando, to whom he has been married for 33 years. He and Eileen live in Winter Park where they raised their children, Scott, a dermatologist in his second year of residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Megan, a practicing attorney in Orlando, and John, a senior at the University of Georgia. All three children attended Dommerich Elementary, Maitland Middle School and Winter Park High School. A member of The Florida Bar since 1980, Warren has been Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by The Florida Bar since 1995, and is past-President of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL). He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals, the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. He has practiced law in Winter Park since 1980, and has practiced with his law partner, Matthew P. Ferry, for the past 11 years. Warren and his firm represent clients in a wide range of criminal matters in state and federal courts, including felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic allegations and precharge criminal investigations. He also represents lawyers in disciplinary matters and judges before the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC).

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Warren W. Lindsey Lindsey & Ferry, P.A. 1150 Louisiana Ave., Suite 2 Winter Park, FL 32789 407-644-4044

Warren has been awarded the highest rating, AV Preeminent, for ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, was awarded the William Trickel, Jr. Professionalism Award by the Orange County Bar Association in 2004, and has been designated a leading attorney in criminal law by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ 2016 edition. During his professional career, Warren has served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors, is past-Chair of The Florida Bar Legislation Committee, and is past co-Chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee. He currently serves on The Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Executive Council and the University of Florida Law School Board of Trustees. Warren and his law partner, Matt Ferry, and their dedicated professional staff, strive to provide exceptional service to clients and their families and to obtain successful outcomes on behalf of their clients.

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MICHAEL T. MACKHANLALL, ESQ. Michael is a life long Florida native, born in a solid blue-collar suburb. From a young age Michael understood the value of hard work, learning with his father in the construction industry. His sense of service and commitment to helping others inspired him to join the military shortly after 9/11. Michael supported combat search-and-rescue and counter-terrorism operations as a United States Air Force airborne radio operator aboard H/C-130/p aircraft, where he learned many life lessons and values that he takes with him throughout his law practice. Michael is a fighter who voluntarily deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and to disaster relief operations around the world; he was recognized as the 2005 Airman of The Year.  He also received numerous decorations while serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.  His unit was one of the first that was deployed to New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina relief operations. After graduating in the top ten percent of his class, Michael worked in the Ninth Circuit State Attorney’s Office, where he learned critical trial skills in the direct and cross examination of hostile witnesses and experts. Michael expanded on this foundation by moving on to work for a top civil trial firm which represented Fortune 500 auto manufacturers in roll-over crashes and tire manufacturers in blow-out cases resulting in death or great bodily harm.  Michael saw first-hand how the rich and powerful can use their unlimited money and resources to bury the little guy. These experiences have seasoned Michael in making YOUR presentation of the evidence before a Judge in your family law or criminal law case. In the family law arena, Michael has regularly stood up against the fancy high priced law firms in town and has been victorious many times. He has represented clients in complex divorces and highly contested child custody (time-sharing) cases. He has also represented clients charged from high profile sex crime offenses to felonies punishable by life. He has tried cases up to felonies punishable by life and has been victorius. Michael is well versed in highly contested cases, as referenced by his more then 60+ five star reviews on Avvo, along with a 10/10 Superb Rating. Michael maintains his office in Orlando and has represented hundreds of individuals across Central Florida counties. His peers consider him a highly-skilled and hard-working attorney. He has provided both civil and criminal representation to high-ranking officers in all branches of the United States military, to city officials, firemen, police officers, doctors, nurses, school teachers, clergymen and local businessmen. He has mentored several attorneys and has provided both civil and criminal representation to attorneys as well. When you’re at the worst point in your life, or facing serious legal problems, that is the time to get Mike on your side, fighting for you when you need it most.

Michael T. Mackhanlall, Esq. / Mack Law P.A. 37 N. Orange Ave Suite 414 Orlando, FL 32801 407-926-6613 www.macklawpa.com

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L a w O f f i c e s o f D o n M c M a n u s , P. L .

Don McManus is a former business owner and employment attorney in Orlando. The Law Offices of Don McManus opened in 2011 and strives to provide exceptional client service. Don works with businesses throughout Florida on a variety of employment issues, while remaining dedicated to enforcing employees’ rights. Don McManus was born in Kodiak, Alaska. As the son of a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, Don lived in a number of different places before making Central Florida his home. While living in upstate New York, Don was the President and CEO of a successful telecommunications business. He began working for the company in 1987 when there were less than ten employees. In 2000, the company was recognized as a Small Business Administration as a “Small Business of the Year” for job creation in an economically depressed area. By 2001 the company had grown to over 350 employees and was acquired by a Fortune 100 company. It was then that Don and his wife decided to move with their two children to Orlando. Shortly thereafter, Don earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida and his Juris Doctor from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University.

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Don McManus Law Offices of Don McManus, P.L. 7651-A Ashley Park Court, Suite 403 Orlando, FL 32835 407-505-5888 Don@LawOfficesDM.com www.employmentlawyerorlando.com

Given Don’s background in business, labor and employment law was a natural fit. He opened up the Law Offices of Don McManus in southwest Orange County in 2011 and rapidly built an impressive client base. As both a former employer and an employee, Don understands the day-today issues that arise within businesses. This understanding, as well as a dedication to building relationships with clients, allows Don to work with both employers and employees in a variety of legal manners. Don works closely with management to provide preventative counseling, as well as advising executives and human resource departments on company policies. While counseling executives and business owners on relevant federal, state and local employment laws, and takes pride in his ability to give useful, practical advice. 94 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

Don also strives to enforce employees’ rights and handles a variety of employment matters including wage and hour disputes, overtime pay, age discrimination, gender discrimination, hostile work environments, sexual harassments, wrongful termination and unemployment appeals. Don is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In 2012, and again in 2013, Don was honored as the Orange County Pro Bono Advocate of the Year by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida for his dedication to providing legal advice to those who could not otherwise afford legal services. When Don is not in the office, he can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife of 28 years, Karen, and their two adult children, Michael, who is also an attorney, and Katherine, who is a microbiology researcher and graduate student at the University of Miami. Don would encourage business owners in Florida to store the firm’s number in their phones, 407-505-5888. Please keep in mind that expensive and time consuming legal fees can often be avoided by getting sound legal advice before employment decisions are made. MEMBER: Florida Bar Orange County Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar American Bar Association National Employment Lawyer Association ADMITTED TO PRACTICE: All Florida state courts United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida DEGREES: Bachelors of Science in Finance, University of Central Florida Juris Doctor, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University


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As the Central Florida community

expands and grows, so grows the need for that community’s business owners to activate to make a positive impact on the lives of Central Floridians. The Law Offices of Michael A. Mills, The Injury Assistance Law Firm, is committed to serving the community, as well as providing the very best in legal services to its friends and neighbors in need. “The Injury Assistance Law Firm,” is more than the typical personal injury law firm, and their genuine concern for the well being of their clients is a driving factor in their success. Attorney Mills, has a proven track record of providing excellent legal services to his clients. Readily accessible and committed entirely to the best interest of each of his clients, The Law Offices of Michael A. Mills offers a personal touch that brings comfort in an uncomfortable situation. “The Injury Assistance Law Firm” puts the needs of their clients first! Having spent the first 6 years, of his now 16-year career, working in defense of the large insurance companies, Mr. Mills brings invaluable perspective and insight to every case he works. Starting his career learning the strategies and tactics of the big insurance companies has given Attorney Mills a huge advantage as an attorney for the community he serves. His dedication to purpose is unyielding and his experience and knowledge profound. “The Injury Assistance Law Firm” represents its clients with experience and strategies that matter. Mike Mills, as he is affectionately known is a God fearing family man, leader, and business man. His efforts in the community have left him the recipient of countless awards and recognition. Named as One of “Orlando’s Legal Elite,” Attorney Mills is grateful and proud of each opportunity he has to extend his olive branch to help.

MICHAEL A. MILLS L a w O f f i c e s o f M i c h a e l A . M i l l s , L LC Whether he’s sponsoring a youth athletic organization, or serving as the primary sponsor of a community festival, Mr. Mills will be present, ready to shake hands and speak with his constituents about the ways he can be of service to them. Mr. Mills is a former recipient of the National Bar Association’s 40 under 40 Trailblazer Award! As a member of the UCF Alumni Association, National Black Lawyers Association, Macedonia Baptist Church, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and a sponsor for the Future Investors Club of America, he is always at the cutting edge of service, and always looking to do more. The Injury Assistance Law Firm is here to serve you. With locations in Downtown Orlando and Downtown Winter Haven, the staff at “The Injury Assistance Law Firm” is pleased to serve the entire Central Florida community; and they are proud to make accommodations to service clients from Daytona Beach to Tampa. If you or someone you know is in an accident or experience a slip and fall, and are in need of a Personal Injury Attorney, look no further than the firm that puts its community and clients FIRST! The Law Offices of Michael A. Mills, Orlando! “The Injury Assistance Law Firm”!

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SCOTT L. RICHARDSON C r i m i n a l D e fe n s e A t t o r n e y

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Return all calls promptly. Be on time. Set exceedingly high goals for the outcome of each case. Be creative. Be innovative and imaginative in your approach. Do not be afraid to be unconventional. Mr. Richardson incorporates all of these ingredients in his law practice located in downtown Orlando.

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The Richardson family moved to Seminole County in 1975. Mr. Richardson quickly immersed himself in everything Florida - fishing, diving, surfing, citrus, dermatology appointments and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Scott graduated from Lake Brantley High School in 1978 and entered the University of Florida the fall of that same year. While attending the University of Florida, Mr. Richardson worked his way through school by selling advertising space for the Independent Florida Alligator and landscaping. Scott was also a rider for the Gator NSSA surf team and acted as treasurer for that organization. In less than four years he had his degree in Political Science. After working with Akerman, Senterfitt and Eidson in Orlando, Richardson entered the University of Florida College of Law in January 1983. Mr. Richardson gained valuable insight to the practice of law under the tutelage of renowned professors of the University of Florida, and through his work with Gainesville, Florida law firms. Not long after graduation from law school, Mr. Richardson worked for the law firm of Pomerantz and Butler in the United States Virgin Islands, which specialized in complex civil litigation. Mr. Richardson came back to the mainland and ultimately opened his own law firm in 1989 in the historic Tinker Building in downtown Orlando. Mr. Richardson would tell you that some people in the community may have a dim view of criminal defense attorneys - until they need one. When someone gets involved in the criminal justice system, particularly for the first time, it can be an exceedingly traumatic event. Most times people accused of crimes are incarcerated at least for a little while and then will be expected to make a court appearance, at some time, while their case is pending. This can be a nerve racking and daunting experience for people who have not gone through the process previously. While lawyers , judges and court personnel are in court every single day, people accused of crimes are not. It is critical to hire a criminal defense attorney who has the time and inclination to prepare citizens accused of crimes for the experience which lies before them. Scott Richardson prides himself on being accessible and responsive to his clients and responds to communications 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

200 E. Robinson Str., Ste. 1150 Orlando, Florida 32801 P: 407-843-9411 F: 407-649-1657 office@scottrichardsonlaw.com www.scottrichardsonlaw.com ORLANDO - APOPKA

Mr. Richardson has defended a number of professional athletes including, Orlando Magic basketball players, professional baseball players and power sports athletes.

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He has also represented a number of local doctors and lawyers who were in need of guidance in the criminal or family court system, which need to be handled swiftly and discreetly. Mr. Richardson sets his sights on achieving his client’s goals in every single case. His law firm is on scenic lake Eola , a few blocks from the Orange County Court House.

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Jonathan’s practice has evolved to include a nationwide federal criminal practice, white collar defense, and a general criminal practice. Jonathan’s cases have run the proverbial gamut, representing clients accused of embezzlement, money laundering, wire, mail, tax, and securities fraud, drug trafficking, sex crimes, and violent crimes. This breadth of experience has allowed him to work with nationally recognized experts in firearms forensics, psychiatry, and sex offenses.

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JONATHAN ROSE Orlando’s Legal Elite | Federal & State Criminal Defense | Professional License Defense Life and legal experience give Jonathan Rose a unique perspective on his clients’ problems, as well as the legal issues facing them. Jonathan attended college at Western Kentucky University, graduating magna cum laude. He went on to attend the University of Miami School of Law, graduating cum laude. During college and law school, Jonathan served in the Marine Corps Reserve for six years in infantry and ANGLICO units, attaining the rank of Sergeant and being twice decorated. After law school, Jonathan was an assistant state attorney in Orange and Osceola counties, prosecuting a wide variety of crimes. After three years, Jonathan practiced in complex civil litigation, representing numerous Fortune 500 companies and other institutional clients. But while this experience was invaluable to honing his skills, he returned to his passion – the courtroom – and began defending the rights of those whose lives and careers are threatened by the government.

Jonathan also applies his legal acumen to the defense of Florida’s lawyers, doctors, and nurses facing administrative complaints. Jonathan has successfully represented professionals charged with various forms of misconduct, including unlicensed practice, impaired practice, sexual misconduct, criminal charges arising from the performance of their professional duties, as well as a host of other allegations. Jonathan has developed a reputation, as stated by a colleague, as an “…excellent lawyer. Professional. Yet aggressive. Very focused and tries to think outside the box.” It is this reputation that has earned Jonathan Martindale Hubbell’s highest possible rating, AV, for legal acumen and ethical conduct. This rating is bestowed on less than five percent of all lawyers. Jonathan has also been selected as member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan is a passionate advocate who firmly believes in the rights bestowed upon us by the United States and Florida constitutions. In essence, we all have a right to a defense if we are accused of a crime or some other misconduct. Jonathan believes in not only a defense, but a zealous, determined effort. “It is the essence of a lawyer’s duty to do everything possible to improve a client’s position within the bounds of the law and ethics - to leave no stone unturned. And that is what I do.”

Jonathan Rose, Attorney at Law 337 North Fern Creek Ave. Orlando, FL 32803 407-894-4555

Memberships: Florida Bar | United States District Court, Middle District of Florida • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

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PHILLIP J. SHEEHE

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Tennessee Law Review and received the Order of the Coif in recognition of outstanding scholarship. In 1978, Sheehe moved to Miami. Sheehe has tried numerous complex jury trials, including a trial that exceeded six months in duration. Sheehe continues to represent both major corporations and individuals in trials throughout the United States in state and federal courts. The firm maintains offices in Miami and Lake Mary. UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Why did you become an attorney? I like the competition. I was a competitive swimmer at the University of Florida for my four years there; my favorite stroke was the butterfly. I’m extremely comfortable in the courtroom. I really like it; it’s fun. What do you like best about the practice of law? I like winning and I’m good at it. Being in the courtroom fighting for my clients brings me a lot of pleasure. Not many people hire a trial attorney to “do their best;” they hire them to win. That’s what we do and we do it well. I’m tough in the courtroom, but I can leave it behind. I’m friendly with most of my opponents because I can “leave it in the courtroom.” Most of my trials are long and complex and can take months of being in court. Personal:

Phillip J. Sheehe of Sheehe

& Associates, P.A is an attorney who specializes in commercial litigation, products liability litigation, and insurance litigation. He began his legal career on the staff of the General Counsel to the United States Steel Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his career at the U.S. Steel Corporation, he obtained substantial experience in litigating complex commercial cases. He has tried complex commercial cases in

Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, West Virgina, Florida and District of Columbia. Sheehe is a native of Marion, Ohio, though he attended college as an undergraduate at the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in finance and was awarded a swimming scholarship. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee in 1974. During his time at the University of Tennessee, Sheehe served as the editor of the

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Born in Marion, Ohio, October 7, 1948; came to Florida to swim for the University of Florida varsity swim team; married for 39 years; has two grown daughters; participates in U.S. Master Swimming for adults; has show horses that he keeps in Ocala. Miscellaneous: Firm founded in 1982; main office is in Miami; Central Florida office opened in 2006.

Sheehe & Associates, P.A. 100 Colonial Center Parkway, Suite 240 Lake Mary, FL 32746 P: 407-321-1413 F: 407-321-2977


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ELAINE T. SILVER Peaceful~Private~Divorce with Dignity

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Peaceful, private, respectful divorce. Elaine T. Silver, Collaborative divorce lawyer and mediator, steers her clients on a clear path through the turmoil of divorce. Here’s what her clients say: “You did much more than advocate on my behalf, you helped me grow. I am so thankful to you and for the luck that brought me to you.” “Not only a fantastic divorce lawyer but also a great person. She is an excellent advisor and smart enough to realize that she works for the client, not the other way around. She was spot on with the right approach. If I could give her more than five stars I would. That is the difference that she made in my life.” “Elaine did an exceptional job representing me. She demonstrated wisdom, intelligence and grace during this entire ordeal.” “I was so overwhelmed by the divorce and concerned for my children. At times the anger, anxiety and selfdoubt seemed unbearable. Elaine was so wonderful at keeping me calm and focused. She helped me get through the process with dignity. She helped me concentrate my energies on the best outcome for my kids and me. I walked away from divorce with my head held high. Years later, I consider Elaine my divorce attorney, my spiritual guru, and my friend.” Silver focuses on guiding clients to act with dignity, arrive at best outcomes, and plan carefully for the future. Each client benefits from Silver’s personal attention and expertise. She represents individuals with complex financial lives: high net worth business owners, professionals and their spouses. Collaborative Divorce and mediation put the children’s needs first and provide a private path to divorce where clients stay in control. Contrary to common belief, judges ultimately decide less than 5% of all divorces. Peaceful resolution sets the stage for the future well being of the whole family—spouses, children, grandparents. Passionate about educating people to understand their options for divorce, Ms. Silver lectures on “How To Have a Peaceful Divorce.” An audience member commented: “I thought divorce would be a boring topic. But it was NOT!  You are an excellent speaker with the right amount of passion, humor, and knowledge to make it interesting, informative and thought provoking.”

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Silver graduated from New York University School of Law with the Prize for Excellence in Clinical Practice. She taught Family Law at Barry University School of Law in Orlando and Bridgeport University Law School (now Quinnipiac University School of Law) in Connecticut. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, www.cfl-cfl.com; Board member of The Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals; a member of The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals; and a Master in the Central Florida Family Law American Inns of Court. She is AV rated by MartindaleHubbell, which signifies preeminent legal ability, integrity and professional excellence and has a perfect “10” rating on Avvo.com. Ms. Silver serves clients throughout Central Florida, including Orange, Seminole, Lake and Volusia Counties from her office in Lake Mary/Heathrow, easily accessible from I-4. Elaine lives with her husband in Central Florida. They delight in their two sons and their families. To promote her own peace, Elaine plays in the garden, swims and practices yoga.

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BRIAN M. WALSH, ESQ. Walsh Banks, PLLC | Real Estate, Estate Planning and Business Law

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For the last decade, Brian Walsh of Walsh Banks, PLLC has contributed his extensive experience in business law practices to individuals, corporations and partnerships, banking institutions, and non-profit organizations, alike. A four-year recipient of the Rising Star Award by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine, Walsh joined forces in 2015 with fellow Central Florida based attorney, Brandon Banks, to form a partnership characterized by professionalism, expertise and above all, quality service for their clients.    Uniquely focused on helping clients navigate the challenges, risks and opportunities specific to matters such as banking and lending, corporate leasing and development, commercial finance, and business litigation, Walsh aims to help Central Florida-based organizations, and the individuals behind them, achieve their goals for success.   With clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local non-profit organizations, Walsh’s portfolio is as diversified as it is impressive, with more than  $750 million in domestic and international merger and acquisition transactions and another $800 million worth of real estate sales and acquisitions in the last 10 years alone.    “We hope to help our clients in all facets of their business and professional lives.  Over the last several years, we’ve witnessed business dynamics change and assisted clients as they downsized, restructured and adjusted their philosophies in order to adapt to current market trends – with local, national and global variables impacting their decisions,” said Walsh. “Our clients emerged with a more streamlined business model focused on overcoming new challenges, and equipped for continued growth and prosperity in the future.”   Whether it’s expertly coordinating the intricacies of complicated contract negotiations, helping a non-profit organization achieve tax-exempt status or providing guidance to new business owners, Walsh can do it all-- and hopes to continue the success of his thriving firm, located in Downtown Orlando, for generations to come.   Walsh earned his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University and his Masters in Federal Tax Law from the University of Miami.  He is an honors graduate of King’s College in Pennsylvania and enjoyed a 10-year paramedic career prior to becoming a lawyer.  Walsh is a member of The Florida Bar, as well as the American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association. In March 2016, Walsh was sworn into practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, an honor achieved by less than 10 percent of attorneys nationwide.   He is a Licensed Title Insurance Agent with Old Republic Title and the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, and serves his community as legal counsel and a board member for Central Florida based 501(c)(3), Helping Other People Eat.    Regardless of the complexity of the matters he handles for his clients, Walsh prides himself in the fact that those that trust in his firm begin as clients and stay as friends.  

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MATTHEW T. WASINGER

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issues often overlooked by other firms. That starts with addressing the most common mistake people make in their estate planning, not updating their plans once the initial documents are signed. This becomes problematic over time because assets and family situations change leaving the original estate plan inadequate or obsolete. Wasinger Law estate plans include a no charge three-year review to avoid his clients’ plans from becoming outdated. “Our goal is to ensure that our client’s estate plans adapt as their lives change to protect both their family members and financial assets”, Wasinger says, “because an out of date estate plan is almost as useless, and just as costly, as having no plan.” As a result, Wasinger sees his clients’ signing of estate planning documents to be the start of a lifelong relationship. Matt also conveys how important it is for couples with young children to have a plan in place. “Most people believe estate planning is for when you are older, or push it off assuming they have plenty of time.” But, Wasinger says, that line of thinking is what gets people in trouble. “The longer people wait, the more their children, business, and assets are exposed. Life doesn’t wait, so putting a plan in place as soon as possible is one of the most important steps a family can make to prepare for those unexpected life events.” Wasinger Law Office also focuses on real estate and business law. Wasinger represents banks, private lenders, businesses and individuals in the areas of business formation, title actions, foreclosures, liens, and landlord-tenant issues. He also handles sale and  purchase contracts, leases and rental agreements. Additionally, he has significant practice experience as a workers’ compensation defense attorney representing Fortune 500 companies, self-insured funds, and carriers.

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Wasinger Law Office specializes in estate planning, real estate and

business law across the state of Florida. Founded by Matthew T. Wasinger, Wasinger Law Office works to provide highly personalized legal services beginning with estate planning to protect their clients’ families, businesses and legacies.

In addition to being admitted to the Florida Bar, Wasinger is admitted to the U.S. District Courts in the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and Orange County Bar Association.

Wasinger Law Office, PLLC 605 E. Robinson St, Ste. 730 Orlando, FL 32801 P: 407.567.7862 F: 407.567.7784 wasingerlawoffice.com

After being voted as one of Orlando’s Legal Elite in 2015 and one of Orlando’s Rising Stars in 2014 by Orlando Style Magazine, Wasinger Law Office has continued to work on building relationships with their clients by focusing

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INGREDIENTS 7.5 oz. whiskey 7.5 oz. lemon juice 1 Club soda 1 large rosemary sprig 6 oz. blackberry simple syrup

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COLOR OF THE SEASON! DOLCE & GABBANA SICILY LEATHER BACKPACK From Italy, the classic Sicily is now reinterpreted as a backpack for a sporty outfit with a touch of sophistication. Molded with top handle and backpack straps. Made of soft rose leather, and embellished with a two-tone logo plaque. $2,245 Available at www.saksfifthavenue.com

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MICHAEL KORS DARCI PAVE TWO-TONE WATCH A delighting two-tone watch with a 38mm case and three hands quartz analog movement. This timepiece is the perfect accessory to include in a romantic outfit for this season. The Darci Pave is water resistant (up to 5 ATM) and comes with a two-years warranty. $295 Available at www.michaelkors.com 107 ORLANDOSTYLEMAGAZINE.COM

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“THE COLLECTION” COCKTAIL MENU IN TRIBUTE TO THE ALFOND COLLECTION OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Everything for Love No Worries

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Unveils “The Collection” Cocktail Menu In Tribute To The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. The Alfond Inn at Rollins has introduced a creative new cocktail menu for its Hamilton Kitchen restaurant and lounge area, honoring The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College (part of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum), which the hotel showcases. The Everything For love cocktail, made of Ron Zacapa Centenario, Simple Syrup, Mole bitters, Orange bitters, with chocolate straw and grapefruit peel pays tribute to the Everything For Love Blue Neon sign artwork by Tracey Emin, located near the entrance to the hotel elevators. The No Worries cocktail, made of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, Muddles Pineapple, sage, lemon juice and Simple Syrup pays tribute to Don’t Worry, a sculpture by Matt Keegan, from a poster by James Richards, of a poem by Josef Albers 2012, located in the hotel library. The Mirrors Envy cocktail, made of Tito’s Vodka, Green Tea, rosemary, lemon juice and Simple Syrup is inspired by the title of Mark Flood’s Mirror Mirror 2012, an obvious allusion to the Evil Queen’s refrain in the classic fairy tale Snow White. The evil queen was green with envy. Located across from the Hamilton’s Kitchen hostess stand. Other new Signature Cocktails on the menu include The MBA with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, fresh muddled blackberries, orange, Simple Syrup and ginger ale; the Watermelon Basil Rita with Patron Silver Tequila, house made sweet and sour, basil and watermelon; and the Strawberry Dutch Mule with Ketel One Orange, fresh lime juice, Simple Syrup, strawberries and ginger beer. The Alfond Inn at Rollins offers free art tours of the in-house collection, leaving from the lobby, every Sunday at 1 p.m., as well as Happy Hour Art Tours the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., which gives participants the opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s Happy Hour (3 to 7 p.m.) before or after the tour. No reservations are required for either art tour. For more information on The Alfond Inn at Rollins, go to www.thealfondinn.com.

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7533 West Sand Lake Rd. • Orlando, FL 32819 • AT The Fountains Plaza Bay Hill • 407. 351. 1227 • www.VinesGrille.com


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