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WORTHY BECAUSE YOU ARE

SALHA zain Women vs Men FIND OUT WHO HUSTLES HARDER

HER RELIGION CAREER + GENDER

FARAN TAHIR TALKS NEW FILM ELYSIUM AND ACTING HUSTLE

ALL ABOUT MELANIE PACE CELEBRITY STYLIST SHARES HER SECRETS TO SUCCESS

A GENERATION OF HUSTLERS

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TED GIBSON’S TOUCH CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST GIVES US THE LATEST ON SULTRY HAIR

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14 Faran Tahir 29 Meet Ariel Kruz 36 An Artist’s Portrait 42 Style Preview with Kinsey 44 Nathalie Bleizin London of Yerabrand 49 Salha Zain 16 Meet Alessia 69 A Sassy Woman Ashley Lorraine 17 All About Melanie 75 Sandirose Madger of Blo Takes Us Backstage at Mercedes- 46 A Family Affair The Ladies of Benz Swim Trendy Truck 57 Model Behavior Meet Nandy

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WORTHY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JU’LIA SAMUELS

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT DIONNE PLUMMER EXECUTIVE EDITOR WHITNEY JOHNSON CREATIVE DIRECTOR TRICIA HINDS MANAGING EDITOR TONI-ANN MARTIN NEWS DIRECTOR ANDRE SAMUELS SENIOR FASHION EDITOR LAIS PONTES PHOTOGRAPHY DIRECTOR GAVIN SAMUELS & CLOVER MATTHEWS MULTIMEDIA EDITOR ALISA VALENTIN ART DIRECTOR MARCUS WILLIAMS HEALTH AND BEAUTY CONTRIBUTOR JACKIE CHRISTIE

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MATTY RICO

Worthy Magazine’s multimedia editor, Alisa Valentin, curates the magazine’s online Noteworthy Music Video segment. Check out her latest video segment with Matty Rico of Chicago

Watch “They bobbed their heads to the music and snapped pictures on their iPhones to post on Instagram.” Music artist, Matty Rico, leaned over a second story balcony rapping to the audience where upon first glance he appeared to be a cross of John Legend and Miguel. He sported a chambray Aztec print shirt, a navy blue jacket and burgundy pants. He was rapping the lyrics to his new song, “Sweet Home Chicago.” WORTHY-MAGAZINE

His lyrics described the issues that plague the city “I’m from the city of murder you ever heard of it?” The chorus described the love for his hometown with the imagery everyone thinks of when picturing Chicago, “Sky lights… street lights…I want to go to Chicago.” Rico performed over blaring speakers, strobe lights and smoke machines. Despite his jumping and hand motions he managed to sound exactly the same way he does on his recorded pieces, which was a pleasant surprise.

Downstairs there were 200 people who brought their own form of liquid courage for a night of music at “The Union Concert Series” on Chicago’s West Side in an art studio turned performance space. They bobbed their heads to the music and snapped pictures on their iPhones to post on Instagram. Read More


WE HEAR YOU WHO HUSTLES HARDER MEN OR WOMEN? WE ASKED YOU ANSWERED

According to the Huffington post, men and women who work the same job actually get paid about the same when they are starting out in their careers, according to a study. However, the study said, as workers move up the ranks, men's wages start to increasingly outpace those of their female counterparts. The survey from salary information site Payscale appears to contradict a wide body of research on the gender wage gap. Still, the survey's lead researcher, economist Katie Bardaro, told The Huffington Post it's a "misbegotten myth" that a man working the same job and with the same background as a woman would get paid more.

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"I believe women 'hustle' harder than men. Unfortunately, there are less women senators, less CEO's and we still earn less than our male counterparts. Therefore, women must actively be putting forth the extra effort to bridge that gap." 

“Men hustle hard but women are KINSEY LONDON expected to sit back and look and look cute. We have a point to prove.”

Women hustle harder than men do, hands-down. Not only do we have to work harder as professionals than our male counterparts (who on average still earn higher wages), but we also hold down our families, make it to brunch with the girls, participate in civic activities, and try to squeeze in a little "me-time." We're trailblazers. We don't just work for companies, we own them. We don't just endorse ideas, we generate them. This is just the tip if the iceberg. Who run the world?

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After the success of the three previous editions of the Street Art Show STREETKUBE, the Parisian creative agency LOUIS Creative Workshop chose Los Angeles to host a new summer edition under the California sun, « Le SUMMER STREET ART SHOW », on Thursday August 15th at Lexington’s, Hollywood.

DRESS TO KILL IS HOSTING A STYLING SUITE THAT WILL BE JAMMED PACK WITH SOME OF OUR FAVORITE DESIGNERS INCLUDING MAHJING WONG. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED!!

HEART HEALTHY PLAY DATE FREE ADMISSION - for kids in our community! Tuesday, August 13, 2013-5:30 PM to 7:30 PM Presented by:

1455 SE 17th St. Ft. Lauderdale 33316 Enjoy individual play experiences, as well as family and team activities that are not only great fun, but develop coordination, dexterity, confidence, teamwork and social skills – also great for the HEART!

Bring socks! Funderdome is a shoe free zone! RSVP to maria.leon@heart.org or 954-364-5012 PULSE Signature Sponsor

This year Broward Pulse has teamed up with the Andre Johnson Foundation for a free Heart Healthy day of play at Funderdome in Ft. Lauderdale. Kids will enjoy a free day of play, while participating in heart healthy activities and demonstrations. The event takes place on Tuesday, August 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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We are kind of excited about the Sundance film festival taking place in LA on August 8th


EDITOR’S JOURNAL Putting this issue together has been a labor of love. The theme for this issue resonates with me personally. It’s one of the simplest lessons that we often learn early in life, which is that if you want something, you have to be willing to work hard for it. In this issue there will be interviews with standout hard workers or hustlers as this issue will refer to them. Their stories like all stories featured in Worthy are being told to inspire you. After six issues, I think that it is safe to say that we know our readers. Worthy readers are hard workers (hustlers), hopeless dreamers, uniquely designed to be successful and worthy of happiness. So this issue like all issues is for our readers, old and new. I want to welcome you back. This issue is designed to motivate you to keep dreaming and to never stop hustling. I would love to hear your thoughts on our new look. Please feel free to reach out via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or e-mail. Your thoughts can be sent to worthy@worthymagazine.com

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TED GIBSON TLC STANDOUT HAIRSTYLIST WORKS HIS MAGIC ON CONTEST WINNERS

He possesses a quality that many pretend to have. It is a unique, and almost uncanny ability to look you directly in the eyes and genuinely convey an interest in you. It is a demeanor that imposes his impressive social stature on you while convincing you of yours. Ted Gibson knows how to make a person feel special. Everything from his personality down to his signature hairstylist’s touch is transformative. When you meet him and when you have worked with him, you leave him feeling like a different person. A few contest winners experienced that first hand. WORTHY MAGAZINE


Known for his amazing work, Ted has been rewarded with what can only be described as great success. The hairstylist’s salon serves as the hair salon for The W Hotel in Fort lauderdale. And like any sincerely successful person, Gibson makes conscious effort to give back.

So when the one year anniversary arrived for Ted’s hair salon arrived, the occasion was greeted with a lot of celebration in South Florida. The hairstylist worked with Y-100 to orchestrate a giveaway for one luck winner to get a Ted Gibson makeover.

The finalists even got a chance to attend Ted’s anniversary party at The W Hotel. There were four finalists total. The hairstylist wowed his guests when he announced with a comforting ease that he would give all four finalists

a makeover. The following day Ted worked his magic on all four of the ladies. Each woman had hair that they were attached but the larger than life hairstylist charmed them into seeing their natural potential. One by one he provided each woman with effortlessly chic editorial- ready hair.

“I love being able to help a woman discover her beauty.” -Ted Gibson

Observing Ted work, it was clear to see that he enjoyed his craft. He played in each woman’s and affirmed the observation. “I love being able to help a woman discover her beauty,” Ted said.

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A GOOD BAD GUY TO LOVE FARAN TAHIR TALKS FAMILY VALUES, RELIGION AND UPCOMING FILM ELYSIUM

Faran Tahir is very familiar with hard work. The actor graduated from the University of California, Berkley with a BA in theatre and has a graduate degree from Harvard University’s Institute for advanced theatre training. From his villainous role in Iron Man as Raza, to his appearance on Supernatural as the Egyptian god Osiris, Faran seems to be very good at being bad. His latest film with Jodi Foster and Matt Damon allows him to exercise that talent again. But the actor has a versatility that makes him so much more than a one-note actor.


“We do try to find justification for our labels and I think that we forget that in the end, we are all human.” Conversations with actors are always interesting without fail. They are always eyeopening. It normally takes having a conversation with a serious actor to understand the details of how much work goes into becoming a character. After-all we only see the finished product. There are countless elements that are used to conjure the perfect performance. Tahir however prefers to keep things simple or at least he kept it simple for us. “I think that as an actor you should be able to play any character,” Tahir said. “It all comes down to empathy. You need to be able to empathize with your character, if you are going to give a convincing performance.” Tahir said that he did more observing for his current role as Minister Patel, the newly elected president of Elysium, pulling from current political figures to create his character. The actor is no stranger to working with Hollywood heavy weights he did however express his enthusiasm for working with Jodi Foster. “She is so wonderful and talented,” Tahir said. “She will always surprise you.”

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A film legacy While Tahir is no stranger to hard work, it’s refreshing to know that the Pakistani actor didn’t opt for the easy way in to the acting industry. Tahir comes from a family of actors. His mother and father are actors/ directors in Pakistan. According to the actor, his parents are the ones responsible for pushing him towards excellence and balance. “When I told them that I wanted to pursue acting, their first question was “why?” They wanted to know how I would stay balanced from the success or failure.”

“People always ask me if I feel like there are too many negative portrayals of Muslims. There are good and bad things in every culture and every faith. “

On his faith Tahir is one of the few actors in Hollywood who belongs to the Muslim faith and the actor openly admits that sometimes the topic of his faith does come up. “People will always ask me if I feel like there are too many negative portrayals of Muslims, and I feel like there are good and bad things in every culture and faith.” The main thing that actor says he would like to see society come back to is a simplistic understanding of our differences. “We do try to find justification for our labels and I think that we forget that in the end, we are all human.”


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ALESSIA SOLARI BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL

Alessia wanted to capture the essence of exotic destinations from her travels by showcasing vibrant hues and making the locations the namesake of her designs. She even turned down a job with the United Nations to pursue her passion.

The convergence of comfort and luxury seldom comes to mind when referring to stylish shoes, but the two marry very well when Alessia Solari is the designer. Rich hues, genuine leather and luxurious tropical patterns help the designer reach her ultimate goal of comfortable elegance. On inspiration “I am always the most inspired when traveling. My senses are more receptive and I can truly appreciate beautiful things around me. The inspiration for my first collection comes from some of my most memorable travels over the years.

There are some landscapes that have stuck with me over the years and I tried to capture those memories of vibrant colors in this first collection. I still vividly remember exploring the caves of Capri and being captivated by the beautiful jewel tones of the Mediterranean, or the sunsets from the beach lounges of Ibiza.” On following her passion “After a year and a half of internship with the UN I was offered a full time job that I declined. I wanted to follow my passion for design but I didn’t know how to best go about it. The transition period was difficult because I had to decide how I would follow my passion. But I had perseverance and now I don’t see myself doing anything else.”

On future fabrics I am looking into iridescent silk chiffon in which two different color threads are used so the fabric changes colors depending on the angle of the light, it’s really quiet interesting. In our next collection we are also exploring the idea of using natural wood found in Peru to create wedges and espadrilles. We are definitely adding height to our next collection but will still incorporate silk and the ankle wrap style I find so sexy.

“The inspiration for my first collection comes from some of my most memorable travels over the years.”

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MELANIE PACE


Pretty and petite, Melanie Pace is a stylist who packs a fashionable punch that has allowed her to create a brand for herself. She will gladly tell you that it is great to be your own boss. While countless girls hope to be a stylist and fashion visionary, the profession is not so dreamy. There is more to styling than big shades, big designer bags and Starbucks lattes. We got a chance to catch up with one of our favorite stylists. WORTHY MAGAZINE


“I am worthy because I am a strong, independent women who isn't afraid to take no for an answer.�


GETTING TO KNOW MELANIE QUESTIONAIRE NAME AND AGE? Melanie Pace, 30 years old Florida State University, Fashion merchandising degree and a business minor HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A STYLIST? I have been a stylist for 7 years. I started with an internship at Anthropologie. I met a few high profile clients while I was working there and started personal shopping for them. I styled one in particular for the Ryder cup in 2006. From there I started working part time styling as well as working in places that would have a high profile clientele. Its been a lot of hard work and dedication to styling, a lot of referrals and word of mouth. Here I am seven years later. WHERE DO YOU GET INSPIRATION FROM? Career wise I get inspiration from other stylists and business women in the fashion industry, entrepreneurs in general. Style wise I get inspiration from magazines, blogs, people, clients, movies, and celebrities. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? In the next five years, I see myself being on a style show, styling more celebrities on the red carpet and continuing to grow my brand even bigger every year. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY THE MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB? Being able to work for myself. Being able to create my own schedule and being around beautiful things every day. DESCRIBE A NORMAL DAY FOR YOU. Every day is different. I wouldn't say that I have a typical day. It usually starts with exercise and a decaf coffee or juice and ends with me complaining about how bad my feet hurt. :) I could be on set with a production company styling for a national campaign or shopping with a personal shopping client or doing pulls for a band going on tour. Everyday is different and I wouldn't change it one bit!

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“I’m passionate about small and independent brands and love the drive and vision that these people have. I love my clients, and over this year I have become friends with a few of them. I have fun doing what I do, and I think it shows in the quality of service from my boutique” - Antonia Louissant


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A generation of hustlers A PAINTING BY ARIEL CRUZ


“so neglect became our ally and we declared ourselves C.E.O.’s” -generation Y


ARIEL CRUZ

“BUT WHEN I HEAR THE WORD HUSTLE IT REMINDS ME HOW MUCH MORE I NEED TO PAINT AND CREATE NEW PIECES”


“MY ARTISTIC STATEMENT IS ‘THERE ARE NO RULES TO ART’ PAINT WHAT YOU FEEL AND WHATEVER INSPIRES YOU I HATE PPL WHO TRY TO JUDGE MY WORK YET THEY CAN'T DRAW A STICK FIGURE OR THEY’VE NEVER TRIED EXHIBITING”


“MY ART IS AN EXPRESSION BASED ON TODAY'S ISSUES BUT WITH MY SPIN ON IT OBVIOUSLY I TRY TO KEEP IT INTERESTING AND DIFFERENT THAN THE NORM.” ARIEL CRUZ


AN ARTIST’S PORTRAIT

Ciara Breyonn Sanders

“I am worthy because I don't give up. I have hustled this far & I am not stopping for no one.”


ARTIST PORTRAIT AUGUST 2013

“‘Hustle’ means doing whatever needs to be done to get you what you want in life.” Ciara Sanders knows how to get attention as an artist. The 19-year-old typically floods social media with pictures of her work, which she describes as glamorized realistic pop-art, leaving all those who follow her thirsting for more of the young artist’s oneof -a- kind pieces. It was her choice to consistently draw and post pictures of Rihanna that she originally caught the magazine’s eye not to mention it made Rihanna follow Sanders as well. “I like to sketch people, but Rihanna is my favorite person to sketch,” Sanders said. A realistic goal for her work Like most artists, Sanders does have a statement that she tries to make with every piece. “The statement that I am making is that I can capture the realistic side of a person but also bring out their beautiful immortality. As fans we have a hard time realizing they are regular people just like us,” the artist told the magazine. A love affair with art Sanders has developed a love that has been cultivated and nourished by those CIARA SANDERS SANDERS ILLUSTRATES AN IMAGINATION LARGELY INFLUENCED BY POP CULTURE AND LIFE

closet to her. She calls her brother who is a make-up artist her muse and like most who “My artist inspiration is my high school art teacher Mrs. Meyers. She is the real culprit to my crime for falling in love with art. The way she created things seemed effortless and perfect. And that is what I strive for.”

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people who are passionate about their craft, she can pinpoint with laser focus the person who opened her eyes to her love for art. “My artist inspiration is my high school art teacher Mrs. Meyers. She is the real culprit to my crime for falling in love with art. The way she created things seemed effortless and perfect. And that is what I strive for.” Her love for art makes it easy for the artist to work hard. “‘Hustle’ means doing whatever needs to be done to get you what you want in life.”


CIARA SANDERS’ GALLERY Instagram: @Ciara_BaduMonae Twitter:    @CiaraBaduMonae Facebook: @Ciara BaduMonae


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YERABRAND

It’s every fashion enthusiasts dream to unique of a kind pieces that they don’t have to worry about seeing all over the place. It is for that reason that Yerabrand is a favorite of the magazine. Gorgeous customized pieces tailored to your shapes and curves is all anyone could ask for. When the designer, Kinsey London, of Yerabrand sent over the images for her latest signature dress, we knew that we had to share. We simply can’t get enough of the mermaid dress. YERAbrand is named after Yerusalem "Yera" Gebregiorgis and also serves as an acronym for what the clothing line represents: youthful, elegant, artistic, and retro fashion. WORTHY APPROVED

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Hello Nathalie BleiziN She is the eye behind the lens. Meet the edgy photographer who refuses to hold anything back.


Nathalie Bleizin A girl in Paris who isn’t afraid to not hold back. She is our kind of photographer

“I EXPOSE THE BEAUTY THAT IS IN EVERYONE With it becoming so easy for anyone to pick up a Canon or Nikon DSLR and profess a love for photography, we are beginning to see yet another evolution in the profession. Photographers are developing their signature aesthetic mixed with their extensive knowledge of lighting and photo editing. Our go-tophotographer opts for a different signature. WORTHY MAGAZINE

Nathalie Bleizin’s photos pay an homage to an era where photography was used to make a statement, which is why she is so loved by the magazine. It has always been said that images are powerful and it is refreshing to see a photographer who steps outside of the current social norms to make a statement. The magazine reached out to Bleizin for the cover of the reader’s fashion issue and the photographer did not disappoint. Armed with her Canon 500D, Bleizin says that her main goal as a photographer is to convey emotion. “Nude bodies convey a lot more emotion than faces in my opinion,” Blezin said.

A duty to not hold back The photographer tends to shy away from being called daring instead she opts to say that she makes a conscious effort to not hold back.


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ROLLING IN THE TRENDY TRUCK IS BRINGING STYLE TO WOMEN ALL OVER FLORIDA


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Standing in the middle of Sydney Edwards and Brenda Hunter’s boutique provides an intimate experience that only a fashion lover can appreciate. Beautifully ornate cocktail rings tucked into the pages of an antique book. Wonderfully thin blouses folded up in wooden pullout drawers, chic cork floors, a mirrored ceiling and even a chandilier are all hidden inside a mint-green 1974 Chevy step van. The boutique offers all the key ingredients for the ultimate effortlessly chic look and it is for that reason that we can’t get enough of The Trendy Truck. It’s the fashion find that can make any fashion hunter feel as if they have found a hidden gem in the Trendy Truck boutique. Nevertheless, the boutique has become exceptionally popular and the boutique owners Brenda and Sydney are the mother- daughter-duo behind the boutique’s amazing success. The pair spent $8,000 in renovations for The Trendy Truck and it is safe to say that it was money well spent. Worthy got a chance to speak with Sydney Edwards about what it is like to work with family and future goals for the mobile boutique.

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On starting the company “We had always been interested in fashion but a traditional boutique never appealed to us, when we saw the fashion truck idea in a magazine we knew it would be a really fun adventure and a perfect fit for South Florida,” Sydney Edwards said. On working with family “My mom and I have always been extremely close. We genuinely enjoy spending time together and the fact that we are building a business together makes it even more rewarding.” Designers carried in The Trendy Truck “Throughout the buying process we have leaned towards a lot of LA and NY based designers, they have a really fun vibe that you don’t see so much around here. Currently some of our favorite brands are Gypsy Junkies, Knot Sisters and Elliatt.”

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The Trendy Truck Shopper “It’s very interesting because I am in my 20’s and my mother is in her 40’s so we really find pieces that someone my age would wear but could also be worn in a different way for someone my mothers age. I would say our truck appeals to anyone that likes to have fun with fashion.” On choosing designs We really do it all. We are owners of the truck, buyers for the truck and drivers of the truck. We both go to Market in Vegas, Atlanta and New York at least twice a year and are also constantly shopping new designers online. We make sure we do it together because we both want to agree on what merchandise we are carrying on the truck. The most challenging part I think maybe the most challenging thing was actually going to our first trade show to buy for the truck. It is a very intimidating show (about 70,000) vendors and the first time buying basically sets the whole style of your truck. That was definitely an overwhelming moment for us.

The response so far It is really exciting for us, we love the truck and we just hoped that everyone else would love it as we have already gotten so much positive feedback and invites to events that we couldn’t be happier. The ultimate goal The ultimate goal would be to have a fleet of trucks. My brother just recently had a baby so my mom has her heart set on a kids truck next and I definitely want a mens truck because I think the mens market is booming right now.

“We genuinely enjoy spending time together”


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“I am worthy because I give value to others.” .


“I would describe my style as simple but elegant and classy.”

Salha Hazan SALHA CAUGHT THE MAGAZINE’S EYE WITH HER AMAZING SENSE OF STYLE AND TENDENCY TO UPLIFT OTHERS. RESIDING IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA WE WATCHED AS THIS KINDHEARTED BUSINESS MENTOR MADE POSTS ENCOURAGING ENTREPRENEURSHIP. HER WEB SITE SALHAZAIN.COM HAS RECENTLY REACHED ONE MILLION VISITORS. WE ASKED THE BUSINESS MENTOR AND ENTREPRENEUR TO TELL US MORE ABOUT HER STYLE AND HER RELIGION. HAZAN PROVES THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO DRESS LIKE A VIDEO VIXEN TO HAVE STYLE.


“I am a Muslim. Whatever I achieve in this life is just something that God lent to me for awhile to see how I would manage it and give back to others.�


“Being a Muslim, I believe in being progressive in everything that I do, to strive for excellence and always stay humble.�


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A DREAMER

He goes by the name of Alexander the Great. A moniker created in 2010 when Alex Hanse decided to pursue his passion for music. In following his own dream, Hanse realized the importance of inspiring others to do the same. With a mission to get people to live out their dreams and be passionate about things that truly mean the world to them, came the birth of the Foolies movement. - Toni-Ann Martin WORTHY MAGAZINE


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“ I ultimately want to be happy.”

Alex “Nemo” Hanse photographed with music editor Billy Kennedy. Hanse has experienced a substansial amount of support from Gator Alumni and Foolies supporters alike.

By Toni-ann Martin So what’s a Foolie? “Someone who pushes to be the best at everything in life that they set their hearts upon. No matter what the situation may be or how hard things may get, a Foolie never gives up and always perseveres through the toughest of times.” What’s the message? “Dream Without Limits. Let no obstacle and no individual stop you from pursuing the things that you are truly passionate about. If it is crazy and it is outlandish and it is in efforts to change the world, then push that dream and nothing else.” What’s the product? T-shirts with catch phrases like “Dream Without Limits,” “Faith Over Fear,” and “Stay Natural.” The company recently included gifts in their packages, starting with dream books, a small notebook that encourages customers to write down their dreams. “When you write them out they become life, and you can breathe them into reality.” Who’s the customer? “Anyone with a dream. From the young lady trying to become a doctor to the young brother in the hood that knows that the life he is living cannot be the only way out. I didn’t grow up in a completely unsafe environment, but it wasn’t a walk in the park either. Staying in school and pursuing college, which was my dream at the time, was the only way to make it out of that environment and to get away from the negative people.” Where does the inspiration come from? “My inspiration primarily comes from my mother. She came here from

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Jamaica and her and my dad fell out and she was all I had. She was passionate about her career in cosmetology and she did everything to get her license n that field. She loved what she did and she was my hero. My right hand woman, my heart, my everything and I miss her greatly. Because of her I push this dream and try to gt others to dream because she was a dreamer, and a brilliant and talented soul that could have offered the world so much. So now the dream lives through me.” What do the people have to say about Foolies? “A lot of people are sharing their most intimate dreams with me or just reaching out to ask me how I do it. How do I stay strong?” Customers share their struggle with Hanse and tell them his vision is inspiring them to do better and grow stronger. What’s next for Foolies? “My goal for the company is trying to figure out how we can get our customers the best product

possible. In the next couple of years, it would be great if I could become a motivational speaker and just go around the world talking to kids, parents, men, women, and children about pursuing their dreams. I ultimately want to be happy. I don’t have to quit my job per se, but if God leads me to this calling and he wants me to drop it all so I can carry out the mission then I have to be obedient.” If you’re interested in purchasing a shirt, visit thefoolies.com. Each package comes with a personalized letter of encouragement. As Hanse said, “You are paying for a lifestyle, not just a T-shirt.”


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So I have a fairy blog mother by the name of Jewel Figueras who facilitated a lot of my experiences that made the Worthy Cuisine section possible. From this social media geniuses’ secret society dinners, which was held at Roho Kitchen the evenings that I went to Cinemark Palace 20‘s hidden gem by the name of Bogart’s many thanks are owed to Jewel Figueras for nights filled with amazing cuisine and lifechanging networking. It would be impossible to forget a night filled with watermellon martinis and sweet potator stuffed ravioli and crispy chicken. More details about my amazing experience at Roho Kitchen can be found on my personal blog. Jewel Figueras is a media visionary who chronicles her fabulous life on her personal blog Jewel’s Fab Life.

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Grille 401 Grille 401, a Rainmaker Restaurant Group concept and Ft. Lauderdale’s Downtown Dining Destination, is introducing new menu items to its already diverse and delectable daily Lunch, Dinner, and Light & Healthy Menus. The restaurant is also announcing the addition of its new Happy Hour Small Bites menu for those looking for fun bar fare or a quick bite to share.   New Lunch & Dinner appetizers include Queso Dip & Guacamole (chilled roasted red pepper queso dip and fresh guacamole served with warm tortilla chips) and Shrimp Cocktail. Dinner entrees include Seared Scallops with White Beans and fresh spinach and Chicken Penne Pomodoro.  

Offering a little something for everyone, Grille 401’s new Happy Hour Small Bites menu features mouth-watering BBQ Chicken or Veggie Sliders ; a generous portion of Garlic Crab Claws sautéed in garlic, white wine , olive oil and fresh herbs; Chef’s Classically made Hummus Duo; Steamed Edamame sprinkled with kosher salt; and Truffled Sweet Potato Fries, fried golden brown and tossed in a light truffle sauce. The Small Bites menu is offered at Grille 401’ s bar during the restaurant’s Extended Happy Hour on Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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New Light & Healthy entrees include Grilled Asian Mahi Mahi topped with pineapple salsa and served with sweet mashed potatoes, a Woodfired Veggie Sandwich and Penne Pomodoro served in a light cherry tomato, garlic and white wine sauce. Grille 401’s Light and Healthy Menu is available daily from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Miami fashion blogger, Ashley Lorraine of A Sassy Woman offers a charming and endearing chronicle of “her on the go” lifestyle. Lorraine manages to offer a balanced combination of fashion, beauty and health, which is why she is a favorite of the magazine. Lorraine showcases killer style without breaking the bank, which is the true mark of a fashion hunter. The stylish teacher started her blog out of humble beginnings and it is interesting to see how the blog has evolved. “A Sassy Woman was established February 4, 2011. I originally I started my blog to highlight my personal style and adopt a new hobby. A year and a half later, my blog has evolved into a place where people can learn about small or big businesses, local Miami events and products that I have reviewed.” We love the sincere love Lorraine has for her blog. “I love blogging so I try and set aside as much time as I can to stay consistent and still manage a full time job,” Lorraine told the magazine.

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The blow dry bar secured some of the biggest shows and events during swim week. “We were very happy to find out that we had been called upon for so many shows.” Sandirose told the magazine while manuvering the famed backstage chaos. “It was a lot of work but we were happy to do it.” The blow dry bar was responsible for the L*Space show and both Mercedes-Benz group shows for swim week, which consisted of NaÏla, Sauvage, Zingara, A.Che, Aguaclara, Aguarella and Caitlin Kelly. The work didn’t stop with just the swim shows. The salon also worked Escape Lounge which was one of the biggest swim week events, Cosmo Summer Splash and Vix. Needless to say the blow dry bar painted Miami pink with their signature pink suitcases.


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HOROSCOPES

FAMOUS LEOS

The Sun will be in Leo, so you'll draw attention, you'll shine, you'll fascinate. Your personality will be marked out and all your qualities will become more visible. In August 2013 you'll invest a lot of passion in everything you'll do, and sentimental manifestations will be hot, demonstrative, and great. However, you won't get carried away. Your reason will stay awake, and beyond passion, a very Earth-like practical sense will keep working, which will carefully assess the relational aspects related to money, value, and efficiency. ARIES There's something going on. Firstly, because the ruler of your sign, Mars, will be in the romantic sign of Cancer, which urges you to dream and creates a sweet and affectionate mood for you. Secondly, because the New Moon on August 7th 2013 will happen to be right in Aries' house of love, which foreshadows something new or significant that might appear in the affective-erotic area in the following four weeks. Maybe a new love? A refreshed sexual life?

TAURUS Your relational horizon seems to have lightened up after Jupiter's entrance in Cancer. From now on, Saturn, located in Taurus' house of couples, will have two strong anchors (Jupiter in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces) which will help it remain in safe and friendly waters. Appropriately configured, Saturn will not throw obstacles in your way anymore; on the contrary, it could constructively contribute to building a stable, organized and responsible relational life. It will bring your partner to the right track, will facilitate the choice of a common strategy for the long term, and if you don't have a partner by your side yet, it could make you meet a reliable, trustworthy person whom you can


GEMINI The first part of August 2013 seems to be a bit more restless. It's possible that some higher financial preoccupation arises within the couple, that the activities are more oriented towards business, purchase, sales or other moneyrelated initiatives. Something with material connotations, that requires mobilization of the couple, higher consumption of energy. There might also be some discussions on material issues. Or your partner might channel their interest especially towards this direction. No matter what it will be like, the period will not abound in sentimental opportunities. Maybe you don't have such romantic tendencies yourself, either.

CANCER

You'll have quite a temperament! With Jupiter and Mars in Cancer, in August 2013 adrenaline will overflow in your veins. You'll have lots of energy, and basic instincts will be impossible to stop. You'll be overwhelmed by fierce wishes, passion will make you fly and will lend you the courage to do things that you wouldn't have dared to think about before. It'll be the time of the first step, of daring initiative, of naughty innuendoes and indecent proposals. You'll have no reserve in initiating a relationship; you'll have no reserve in answering challenges, which you seem to be waiting for, to welcome. Adventure will keep an eye on you, and love can light its fire out of nothing, unexpectedly. It'll be enough for you to get a sweet, secret glance in order to immediately get ideas.

VIRGO

The planetary configuration of August 2013 looks very good for the Virgo people who are in love - or for the ones who want to fall in love. Neptune, located in Virgo's house of couples, will emanate romanticism. Jupiter, the ruler of Virgo's house of love, will dominate from an excellent position, bringing fulfillment and chance. Located in Virgo's house of passion, Pluto will give intensity to feelings and erotic sensations. The first part of August 2013 will also be absolutely perfect because, in addition to everything else, through the sign of Virgo will pass Venus itself! Venus, the planet of love and sensuality, the one that governs cheerfulness, entertainment and pleasures, Venus, the one that brings harmony and happiness. Therefore, you have a wonderful period ahead of you (the greatest period in 2013!), which you'd better take full advantage of. LIBRA Since Uranus entered Libra's house of couples (2010-2011), the relational life has had a lively dynamics, being often marked by surprising turns. However, if you have managed to maintain a steady relationship in spite of this transit of Uranus, then your partner is probably the one going through unexpected events. The Uranian events are not only good or bad. They can be of any kind, but they have some common features: they're bewildering, shocking, amazing. In 2013 Uranus is especially active, as it is encouraged by the squares with Pluto, and recently (since the end of June 2013) with Jupiter. On top of this, in the first part of August 2013 Mars, the ruler of Libra's house of couples, will also join the game, forming a square with Uranus itself.


SCORPIO If we were to separate the old or official relationships from those in their beginning phase, therefore passionate and obligationfree, the latter type of relationships seem to be at an advantage as opposed to the former type in August 2013. They will bring more satisfactions, will offer more open doors, will take you to new paths, both physically and culturally or spiritually. To anyone's surprise, it will not be the carnal side that will stand out in such a relationship, but the sentimental, psychological and emotional side. If you're into an old or stable relationship, this could also develop nicely, but more so in the first part of the month: having fun, going out with the partner, communication, conspiracy and friendship. CAPRICORN With Mars and Jupiter in Capricorn's house of couples, you'll have an extraordinary relational enthusiasm. (You might have experienced something similar in the summer of 2002, if you remember.) Mars is passionate, impulsive, full of desire and ready for action. Jupiter is greedy, has enormous affective needs, is full of enthusiasm and longs for adventure. Together, they have a huge power to attract and conquer, and are capable of all sort of crazy things when love comes around. In August 2013, the flame of love could light again and could even get bigger very quickly.

PISCES A splendid period, full of warmth, passion and glow. With Jupiter and Mars in Pisces' house of eroticism and with Venus in Pisces' house of couples, in August 2013 your sentimental life has high chances to turn into a big party with champagne and fireworks. Jupiter and Mars are masters of ceremonies for the section of love, sex and adventure, and Venus will graciously preside over affection, harmony and understanding. You'll overwhelmingly emanate sensuality, and this will be felt a long way around you. Thus, you can find yourself receiving all sorts of declarations and more or less indecent proposals.

SAGITTARIUS Mercury, the planet that governs Sagittarius' house of couples, has come around a bit after the retrograde movement. It has slowly gained its speed back, and the couple life is finding its natural rhythm again. Mercury's retrograde movement has had its role though: most likely it has settled some aspects regarding the finances of the couple or the way the crisis situations need to be managed in. And maybe there still are conclusions to draw by August 8th 2013. After the 8th of August, the theme could focus on principles or conceptions concerning love and cohabitation or on the way in which partners can broaden each other's horizon. Long-distance love or romantic trips will also fall in the sphere of interest. AQUARIUS Knowing how to impose your point of view and how to support it, as well as knowing how to listen to the other one's opinion and respect their personality, might be the key that opens the gate to happiness in August 2013. This period is good for discussing with the partner about anything, from issues of an emotional or spiritual nature, to current things or future projects. If you don't have a dear person by your side yet, it wouldn't be surprising if you met someone in August 2013. The trines that the Sun and Mercury, located in Aquarius' house of relationships, will form with Uranus will favor unexpected encounters, the appearance in your life of a person that could have a special role at the sentimental level. If you have a recent or obligation-free love relationship, in August 2013 there might occur an event that will transform it into a more serious relationship: maybe you'll be introduced to the parents, you'll move in together or even discuss about a common future.


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