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Contents DEPARTMENTS 16

IN THE DETAILS: CORVETTE C8

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SPOTLIGHT: MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH

24 GIVE BACK: MAKE A POWERFUL IMPACT 28 ESSENCE: SELF-WORTH & CONFIDENCE 36 ESSENCE: HEMP HEMP HOORAY! 44 SAVOR: LE SIRENUSE 46 SAVOR: VIA EMILIA GARDEN 50 NIGHT MOVES: KICK BACK AND RELAX 52 SIPS: CANDY CORN MARTINI 54 THE NOW: OUTSTANDING OCTOBER 56 HOT DATES CALENDAR 58 THE LOCKER ROOM: MEGAN RAPINOE 60 MINGLE: A KICKOFF CELEBRATION 62 A LA CARTE: ASIAN LOBSTER TACOS 64 LAST WORD: ANITA LAMBERTI

FEATURES

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LOOK INSIDE WATERFRONT WONDER

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ANGELINA JOLIE MAGNIFICENT: MISTRESS OF GOOD

38 ROMANIA

SCARY STORIES FROM THE BALKAN BEAUTY

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Planting The Seed Of Education In Every Child

VOTED Best Preschool in Weston 6 years in a row!

Tree of Life

The faith-based preschool grows with the addition of Kindergarten A Brand New Kindergarten

Remarkable Campus & Facilities

court that replicates what the Miami Heat have outside of American Airlines Arena. Between the top-notch facilities, excellent Armed curriculum, and dedicated staff, it comes as no surprise that Treesecurity of Life has already garnered a ‘Best Private Early Childhood on Facility’ award.

premises

Bulletproof entry doors

by JASON ZAUDER For centuries, children have learned about 1250 SW 160th Avenue Weston, Florida 33326 | 954.440.0174 | treeoflifeacademy.com the ‘Tree Of Life’ from the Book of Genesis. At the Tree of Life Christian Academy Preschool in Weston, children are learning many of life’s lessons in a thriving, modern school. As Tree of Life approaches their one year anniversary, owners Gabriel and

That magic will expand to Tree of Life’s brand-new kindergarten program. Their kindergarten will be in a separate room

Tree of Life’s campus has been thoughtfully laid out to make the most of the 13,000 square foot building. The classrooms sur-

Committed to giving your chil

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2020 corvette When you completely reimagine a car as iconic as Corvette, you get a beautifully sculpted mid-engine sports car that makes a powerful statement. Not your everyday car, but a car you’ll want to drive every day.

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his all-new mid-engine sports

can hold two golf bags or the removable

equipped with a serious command center.

car is so much more than Next

roof panel. The all-new body structure is

From the latest Chevrolet Infotainment

Generation – it’s next level. At

more than 10% stiffer than the previous

3 system† with 8-inch diagonal color

once precise and powerful, the

generation, which contributes to ride

touch-screen to the ingenious available

Corvette Stingray has been completely

and confidence-inspiring handling. Every

Front Lift, every feature was included to

redesigned from the ground up to deliver

detail is designed to provide a natural

improve your drive. With technologies like

a thrill on every drive. Even storage has

and immersive driving experience that’s

The Performance Data Recorder and color

been thoughtfully engineered. An all-new

tailored to you. Each button is exactly

Head-Up Display, the car just may help

front cargo area is large enough to carry an

where it needs to be for comfortable,

improve your driving skills too.

airline-size overhead bag, while the trunk

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TYPE: MID-ENGINE | TORQUE: 470 LB-FT

Valve Timing that further improves

to improve upon a storied legacy of

performance. Every part had to earn

small block engines? You get the all-

its way onto this car, and the standard

new 6.2L LT2 V8. A no-compromises

dual-clutch transmission is no

powerhouse that’s been architecturally

different. It features lightning-quick

transformed to sit lower for improved

shifts, combining the smoothness of an

handling. It’s equipped with a standard

automatic with the action of a manual.

dry-sump system for improved

Details on the Corvette Convertible

performance when g-forces are high,

and C8.R Racecar will be announced

and features Continuously Variable

this Fall.

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MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH

MONDRIAN SOUTH BEACH HAS MADE A PIONEERING MOVE AWAY FROM THE BUSTLE OF MIAMI BEACH’S OCEANFRONT TOURIST CENTER TO THE FASHIONABLE, GROWING NEIGHBORHOOD OF BISCAYNE BAY. THE HOTEL RESIDENCES ARE BUILT ON A PRIME WATERFRONT LOCATION WITH VIEWS OF THE BAY, OCEAN, AND DOWNTOWN.

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onsisting of 335 studios, one and

GUYandGIRL Spa featuring six wet and dry

from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Items include: hand rolled

two-bedroom apartments, and

treatment rooms equipped to offer an extensive

sushi, BBQ selections, an omelet station, fresh

penthouses, Mondrian South Beach

variety of services along with signature Milk and

salads, charcuterie, make your own parfaits, and

combines the most exhilarating

Honey treatments, and a private garden view

homemade desserts. Guests will receive one

design elements of a fantasy modern get-away

terrace. Visit the 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness

complimentary Mimosa or Bloody Mary with

with all the comforts and conveniences of home.

center, complete with all equipment for your

brunch. Also available are Bottomless Mimosas

Each room exhibits spectacular views, and is fully

workout needs. Complimentary bicycles are also

for and additional $20 and the Grey Goose

customized with a minibar, kitchenette, in-room

available for guest rental.

Experience for an additional $35.

working station, and 42” flat screen televisions

Mondrian Caffé, located on the first floor, is the

with surround sound. Custom designed Bisazza

perfect place for a coffee and croissant in the

Mondrian’s sprawling swimming pool. They also

mosaic tile lines all bathrooms, which are

morning. The café also features fresh-pressed

offer cocktails, light fare, spa treatments, and

equipped with rainforest shower chandeliers

organic juices and single-origin coffees, as well as

private cabanas that are all available poolside.

providing for an in-room spa experience.

an array of pastries. Unwind, recharge, or meet

Every weekend you can join them poolside while

up with friends to enjoy a delicious meal. Every

their DJ spins until sunset.

Sunday, brunch is held at the Mondrian Caffé

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WINDMILL RANCH ESTATES - $2,399,000 Stunning contemporary-style 6Bd, 8Ba, 3CG estate on breathtaking 1.38 acre point lakefront lot with oversized pool /raised spa. Open floor plan with soaring 30ft double-coffered ceilings & dramatic floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Exquisite chandeliers, saturnia marble floors, fireplace, onyx wet bar & buffet station. Downstairs, 2/2 remodeled modern guest suites plus Master with sitting Room/gym, his/her bath & 3 walk-in closets. Upstairs, 3/3 Kids Wing with media lounge & glass enclosed library. Chefs kitchen 2017, 2019 New Roof, Driveway, Newly Painted White Exterior.

PALM ISLAND, WESTON - FOR RENT $5600 Beautiful, luxurious, totally renovated 5bd/3.5/2Cg residence. Pvt resort-like yard w/auto salt-chlorinated pool, travertine patio, large tiki hut & fire pit! Solid hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, newer roof, brand new 5-ton ac, accordions.

EAGLE RUN, WESTON HILLS - $1,099,000 Spectacular, Bauhaus-inspired modern home on stunning fully fenced private lakefront with heated pool/raised spa & summer kitchen. 6BD, 4BA plus Den/Library, Music Enclave & Game Room. French Door, Marble Entry, Solid Hardwood Floors, Soaring & Coffered Ceilings, Exquisite Modern Chandeliers, LED Lights. Chefs granite/stainless kitchen with entertainment area including wine bar, buffet station & huge breakfast area. Master Suite with custom touches including exceptional Library/Den with breathtaking lake vews! Accordions, surround sound, custom closets & much more!

PALM ISLAND, WESTON- $950,000 Gorgeous 5BD/5BA/3CG with salt-chlorinated heated pool/raised spa on spectacular pie-shape culdesac lakefront lot of almost 24,000sf!. Remodeled areas throughout, Chefs stainless/granite kitchen. Gigantic covered patio is fabulous for year-round entertaining! Shows like a model!

CAMELLIA ISLAND, WESTON - $520,000 Lovely 4Bed/2.5Ba/2CG home with covered patio, situated on private berm lot. Modern citrus chic colors, spacious split floor plan, high volume ceilings. Newer features throughout! Master suite with wood flooring, walk-in closets and beautifully renovated master bathroom.

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waterfront WONDER KERSTIN & NEIL S. SCHNEIDER, MD HAVE LISTED THEIR FT. LAUDERDALE COMPOUND FOR $12,995,000. LOCATED AT 220 N. COMPASS DRIVE, IT OFFERS MANY INCLUSIONS!

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he 12,530 sq. ft. estate features a stateof-the-art “stock trading room” with 10 monitor screens, a news ticker, and two internet providers just in case one goes down. The concrete palace also comes with a movie theater, expansive chef’s kitchen built for 4 chefs to work comfortably and simultaneously, dog spa with custom made pooch bath, two laundry rooms, 1000+ wine cellar, library with built-in closet humidor with complex control system for cigars, hand painted art work on ceilings and custom moldings, eight piece imported marble wall from Mexico, and to top it all off, the home comes with a limo in the purchase price.

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This compound has over 16,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor areas. Hurricanes are not an issue for this concrete estate which is backed by a full house propane generator, along with hurricane proof windows and doors. For the South Floridians that can’t handle a little chill, there is no need to worry as the pool has, not one, but three pool heaters. The property is selling with most artwork, all furniture, a limo, and yes, the stock trading room! The listing agent for this is Niki Higgins of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. elliman.com 22

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MAKE A This month there are various ways you can give back to your community. You can attend a sunset party, have cocktails at a philanthropic event, or go shopping.

By VA N E S S A C . G U Z M A N

POWERFUL I MPACT

PINK SUNSET PART Y

BOUTIQUE SHOP

For Breast Cancer Awareness month, join The Pink Angels Memorial Foundation for an evening as they host their Annual Touch of Pink Sunset Party at Bahia Mar, Ft. Lauderdale. The Pink Angels Memorial Foundation have been improving the quality of life for women with breast cancer in the community, since 2008. The celebration will honor Dr. Mary Hayes-Macaluso for a lifetime dedication in women’s imaging and radiology, helping breast cancer patients. The ticket price for this event is $175 per person and it will include live music, crafted cocktails, open bar, culinary delights, a light gourmet dinner, and an outstanding silent auction and raffle, all poolside with an ocean view from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Be chic with a touch of pink!

Be a guest at the 10th Annual Shopping Boutique and Luncheon for Not My Daughter…Find a Cure Now! This Beauty and the Beast themed event will take place at the Marriott Hotel Heron Bay from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Get a standard ticket for $100 or $125 for VIPink (includes a gift). Proceeds will benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, PAP Corps: Champions for Cancer Research, and other cancer research-based organizations, as well as Not My Daughter to help prevent future generations from cancer. On this day, participants of all ages come together to enjoy a day of entertainment filled with extraordinary talent. A couple of this year’s entertainers are Sarah Elizabeth Litzsinger, who is the longest running Belle on Broadway and Burke Moses, who played the original Gaston in Beauty and the Beast! At the event there will be 40 shopping boutique vendors, raffle prizes, and silent and Chinese auctions, all while you enjoy the company of your friends and family!

Oct. 3 pinkangelsofmemorial.org

Oct. 28 notmydaughter.org

COCKTAILS WITH A CAUSE Oct. 23 parkinson.org

Make a difference by having a cocktail to help a cause! After a five-year hiatus, the Parkinson’s Foundation is jump-starting the social season with a star-studded culinary fundraising event at The Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Come to the Parkinson’s Foundation Gala, Night at the Market, for the philanthropic event of the season. Two exemplary women living with Parkinson’s will be honored: Zarela Martinez and Mindy McIlroy. Tickets are priced at $250 per guest. Guests will be able to stroll and indulge in specialty food and drink created by national and local chefs and mixologists. The event will include musical entertainment, an auction, and special VIP offerings! 24

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FELLOWSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS Students participate in experiential learning opportunities in the fields of law, osteopathic medicine, writing & communications, video production, technology, and more

#1 ROBOTICS TEAM Qualified to compete at the World level for 6 consecutive years and is #1 in Florida for Design & Programming

AWARD-WINNING SCHOLASTIC ART AND WRITING Students have won over 70 awards for their outstanding art and writing

TOP ATHLETES 20 students signed national letters of intent on Signing Day committing to colleges such as Duke, Loyola, and University of Georgia

QUALIFIED EDUCATORS A majority of our educators are state certified, hold Masters and Doctorate degrees, and are leaders in their field

COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES 100% of our graduating seniors are accepted to the nation’s top colleges and universities

TOP SPEECH & DEBATE PROGRAM The Speech & Debate Program is ranked in the top 1% nationally

STUDENTS WHO SHINE Lower School students won 1st place in the central division of the Broward County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (BCCTM) competition

ATHLETIC SUCCESS Varsity Boys Basketball and Varsity Swimmers won state championship titles, Varsity Football won regionals, and Varsity Boys Soccer and Varsity Girls Basketball won districts

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SELF-WORTH, CONFIDENCE & GRATITUDE

Discover ways to maximize your health by improving your self-worth and confidence! By EUDENE HARRY MD

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ave you ever stopped to consider how your thoughts about yourself contribute to your health and well-being? Study after study tells us that feeling valued and appreciated helps us to be more motivated, productive, and enhance our sense of well-being. Recent research points out that the impact of diminished self-worth is even more detrimental to our health as we get older. It seems that when we are already carrying the stress of negative self-talk, any additional stress that enters our lives can cause cortisol, one of our major stress hormones, to elevate significantly. Elevated cortisol levels have been linked with an increased risk for a variety of chronic conditions such as diabetes, elevated blood pressure, and even mood disorders. On the other hand, other studies found that when we have truly accepted and embraced who we are, we are better able to handle external criticisms, our moods are better, and we cope more effectively with stress. So,

Physician, Medical Lifestyle Expert, Author, & Speaker

what are some of the ways that diminished selfworth can impact your health and what can you do to help counteract this stressor? Your thoughts can be your biggest support system, or they can be your greatest saboteur. They are with you 24 hours a day and you cannot physically escape them. Feeling constantly attacked or belittled, whether it comes from the outside or from your own thoughts, can trigger a series of responses that have far reaching consequences. You can over engage your stress system, which can lead to signs of chronic stress such as insomnia, poor dietary choices, weight gain, and even foggy thinking. All of these symptoms can add fuel to the health fire. Lack of sleep has been shown to increase inflammation, contribute to weight gain, and increase the risk of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease. It has been noted that when we are tired and stressed, we tend to reach for foods that are high in sugars and refined carbohydrates, thus depriving ourselves of fiber and nutrients

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of whole grains. This is in addition to the inflammation and weight gain these foods can cause. So how do we combat these thoughts?   First, we need to be aware and acknowledge these thoughts when they show up. It’s important to remember that many times these thoughts are not true. For example, saying, “I always fail at everything I try,” is not a true statement. Remind yourself of the things you did master. You need to replace the negative thoughts with ones that are positive, but true. Fight back by getting active. Go for a brisk walk or take your bicycle out for a spin. Exercise floods the brain with chemicals that can actually enhance your moods, allow you to think more clearly, and increase your energy levels. Start and end the day with the things that brought you comfort, joy, and gratitude that day.  Write it down and really feel the gratitude in each statement.

Eudene Harry MD is the medical director for Oasis Wellness and Rejuvenation Center, a wellness practice devoted to integrative holistic care. She is a veteran physician with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Harry earned her medical degree and performed her residency at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Harry is the author of three books designed to empower the individual to get started on their path to optimal health. She has published extensively on the topics of reducing stress, healthy lifestyle choices, and regaining youthfulness. She regularly contributes to television and radio shows nationwide. 28

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Angelina Jolie M ag n i f i c e n t : Mistress of Good

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Angelina Jolie’s story is a bit of a roller coaster. She has time and time again encountered moments and people that have transformed her whole entire way of thinking. Moments that have for better or for worse, altered the course of her life.

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t all began in 1982, when Jolie landed her first role in

Wallace and his life. She won her first Golden Globe for her role

Lookin’ to Get Out at just seven years old. It was her

in the miniseries, and was even nominated for an Emmy.

father, Jon Voight’s, 14th film. Voight is an established

Her breakthrough finally came when she portrayed fashion

actor and has been in productions since the ‘60s; he’s

model Gia Carangi in Gia (1998), a TV movie about her life.

even won an Oscar for his role in Coming Home

She won her second Golden Globe for her performance and

(1978). Jolie’s mother, Marcheline Bertrand, was also

was nominated again for an Emmy.

an actress, although to a lesser known degree. Angelina’s parents

As Jolie continued to gain respect in the world of cinema,

split when she was just one-year-old, and growing up, she had a

the tabloids were beginning to take notice of her, too. Her

rocky relationship with her father.

personal life was of great interest due to her mysterious, dark,

Jolie grew up in Los Angeles and attended a regular high school, but she never felt like she fit in with her classmates. She was bullied and often felt out of place amongst the wealthier kids. When she switched to an alternative school, she became a punk kid, wearing all black,

and seductive demeanor. In 1996, she married actor Jonny Lee Miller; they had met on the set of Hackers. She arrived to their

“I grew up in LA, where focus is very inward. I didn’t know why I was so destructive and miserable. I didn’t appreciate or understand my life,”

wedding wearing a white T-shirt with Miller’s name written on it in her blood. This would be the first of many of Jolie’s controversial decisions that would draw raised eyebrows. In 1999, she starred in the movie Pushing Tin,

going to punk concerts, getting tattoos, and even experimenting with knife play with her then-

alongside actor Billy Bob Thornton. They became close friends,

boyfriend. She struggled with depression and would take drugs

and eventually fell in love, resulting in Jolie’s second marriage in

and self-harm to heal the pain.

2000. Their relationship was highly publicized thanks to their

“I grew up in LA, where focus is very inward. I didn’t know

intimate PDA and strange traditions. They famously walked red

why I was so destructive and miserable. I didn’t appreciate or

carpets with necklaces containing each other’s dried blood in

understand my life,” Jolie admitted.

them.

Despite these mental health struggles, Jolie pushed on,

Also in 1999, Jolie landed one of her most iconic roles as

focusing on acting. She starred in some music videos by Meat

Lisa in Girl, Interrupted. Two years later, she starred in another

Loaf, The Lemonheads, and The Rolling Stones, and landed

one of her most famous pictures, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

her first main role with Hackers (1995). She continued to

It would change her life forever, in more ways than one. It was

garner recognition with her 1996 films Foxfire and Mojave

very successful, launching her into international superstar

Moon. The following year, she acted in a miniseries titled

status, but it also affected her because of where it was filmed.

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there, she bought a book that was being sold on the side of the

“Once you get exposed to what’s really happening in the world,

road, First They Killed My Father, a memoir by Cambodian

and other people’s realities, you just can’t ever not know, and

woman Loung Ung about the bloody Khmer Rouge regime

you can’t ever wake up and pretend it’s not happening,” she said,

in her country. Jolie was so moved by the memoir and the

“Your entire life shifts.”

Cambodian people that she contacted the United Nations and

Despite being incredibly busy with her humanitarian

became a goodwill ambassador for the High Commissioner for

work and her son, Jolie sustained her acting career. In 2005, she

Refugees. On one of her first missions, she met Ung, and they

had yet another life changing movie role: Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

developed a friendship that is still going strong today. In 2002, Jolie adopted her first child, Maddox, from Battambang, Cambodia. Then, in 2003, she bought a house

“Once you get exposed to what’s really happening in the world, and other people’s realities, you just can’t ever not know, and you can’t ever wake up and pretend it’s not happening,” she said, “Your entire life shifts.”

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In this classic action picture about two married assassins, she starred alongside Brad Pitt, who was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. As the tale goes, Jolie and Pitt experienced incredible chemistry on set, and took a liking to each other. It wasn’t long after the film wrapped that Pitt and Aniston

became a citizen. She started a foundation, now called

announced their separation, sparking rumors that Jolie had

the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation, which aimed to better

caused their split. Jolie and Pitt got together speedily afterwards,

Cambodia’s environmental conservation, health, education,

and even adopted a daughter, Zahara, together in Ethiopia in

and infrastructure. She proceeded to dedicate her life to

July of 2005. By January of 2006, Jolie and Pitt had announced

embarking on U.N. missions to help people in struggling

that they were expecting their first child together, Shiloh. The

countries. She’s since far been on more than 60 missions in

couple became one of the most adored of the time; coined

countries like Afghanistan, Haiti, and Iraq.

“Brangelina,” the media covered them extensively for years.

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Fast forward to present day and it seems as if Angelina is entering yet another stage in her roller coaster of a life. Pitt and Jolie divorced in 2016, after only two years of marriage, but more than 10 years of dating. With six children together (three adopted and three biological), the split hasn’t been easy, but Jolie claims she’s trying to make it work.

“We’re all just healing from the events that led to the filing . . . [My children are] not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some…from life, from things in life,” Jolie shares. It’s certainly been a significant, and at times difficult, turning point, but like always, Jolie remains resilient and poised. She has continued to act, and even direct, with her most recent highlight being First They Killed My Father (2017), the screen adaptation of the earlier mentioned memoir by Ung. She returned to Cambodia to shoot the production, involving over 3,500 local peoples in it. She hired a Cambodian

filmmaker, Rithy Panh, to lead the project and had her son, Maddox, as an executive producer on set. Ung was also greatly involved, making it an authentic, emotional tribute to the country and its traumatic past. It was nominated for a Golden Globe and was critically well-received. Her newest movie, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is coming out this month, on the 18th, which marks her return wto acting after a three-year hiatus. Her last, Kung Fu Panda 3, came out in 2016. She’s definitely back on track as she’s set to star in The One and Only Ivan and Come Away in 2020. Not stopping there, she’s also said to be working on two films without release dates yet, Eternals, and Those Who Wish Me Dead. Angelina Jolie has come a long way since her daredevil, punk days. She’s now so much more than what the media has painted her as. Yes, she is still a badass and a sex symbol and an action queen. But she is also a wonderful mother, a graceful human being, and a selfless humanitarian who has found joy in helping those less fortunate. It’s safe to say that Jolie is prepared for whatever life throws at her next. T HI NKMAGAZI NES.COM

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Did you know that 100 million people in the U.S. live with chronic pain, 60 million are affected by a sleep disorder, and 39% of Americans are more anxious in 2018 than in 2017? Additionally, in the recent decade, life expectancy in the U.S. has tumbled due to addiction problems associated with prescription medication and opioid overdose. Not all is gloomy and glum, though. Read on to find out how to significantly lower the risks of these ailments.

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ecently, conscious consumers have been moving away from prescription pills to plant-based medicinal therapy. This momentum is currently driven by the healing power and effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD), found abundantly in industrial hemp. As a medical physician, principal research investigator, and an advocate for holistic and preventative medicine, no one is more thrilled about this than yours truly. Though hemp has been used for millennia in textiles, medicine, and food, globally; hemp farming in the U.S. was banned in the 1970s with the passage of the “Controlled Substances Act” in which hemp was included as a “Schedule 1 drug” along with marijuana because both had contained tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that induces the marijuana “high”. “The Hemp Farming Act” of 2018 removed the hemp plant, its seeds, and derivatives from the “Controlled Substances Act”, making hemp a legal agricultural crop again. Unlike marijuana, hemp is abundant in CBD and contains less than 0.3% THC and does not make you high when consumed as a dietary supplement. Over a hundred unique naturally occurring compounds called phytocannabinoids, including CBD, have been identified in hemp, and consumers are reporting numerous health benefits from taking CBD in the form of Full Spectrum Hemp Extract Oil (CBD, other phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids), or CBD Oil (CBD in its purest form).

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As early as the 1980s, researcher Dr. Raphael Mechoulam had demonstrated the effectiveness of CBD therapy in seizure patients. In 2015, I came across Full Spectrum Hemp Extract oil while searching for a remedy for Zoster neuralgia, but found minimal published research on CBD. Fast forward to 2019, scientific research has demonstrated preliminary efficacy for a range of physical and mental health care problems and has attracted significant research interest due to CBD antiinflammatory, anti-oxidative and anti-necrotic protective effects in humans and animals, as well as displaying a favorable safety and tolerability profile. In fact, in June of 2018, Epidiolex (CBD at high dosage) was approved by the FDA for treatment of rare seizure disorders. As a nutritional supplement, CBD is reported by consumers to predominantly relieve pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraine headaches. Many people use Full Spectrum Hemp Extract oil on their skin to soothe pain and skin disorders (rosacea, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, mosquito bites, sunburns). If you decide to try Full Spectrum Hemp Extract or CBD oil, buy products with legitimate third-party verification for potency and purity. Your body deserves a chance to naturally heal with CBD, but it should never be put in harm’s way. Lastly, scientific research is still lagging behind consumers’ testimonials and we still do not clearly understand CBD’s pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, so consult with your healthcare provider if you are on prescription medications before taking CBD.


: ESCAPES

SCARY STORIES FROM THE BALKAN BEAUTY We all know Transylvania as the place where Dracula dwells, but what else is there about this country that makes it so spooky? If you’re looking for a Halloween getaway and an adrenaline rush, look no further. Join our bloodcurdling tour through Romania for some chills and thrills! By A A L I YA H PA S O L S

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s you set foot in gorgeous Romania, you may not want to dive into the scary sights right away, and understandably so! Settle into your sanctuary for the trip at Hotel Epoque, a five-star “retreat in the heart of the city” in Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Hotel Epoque has suite-only accommodations—book the Epoque VIP Suite, which comes with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a kitchenette, and a large terrace. In addition, luxury features such as a pillow menu, a minibar, bathrobe and slippers, a welcome drink upon check-in, and an evening turndown service will ensure your stay is a lavish one. hotelepoque.ro

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Journey to a legendary landmark for your first scare: Bran Castle. This Transylvania castle has the reputation of being “Dracula’s Castle,” as it closely resembles the castle mentioned in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, Dracula. The novel’s terrifying main character, Count Dracula, is loosely based on an actual real life person, Vlad The Impaler. Vlad, who also went by the name Vlad III Dracula, was the voivode, or ruler of Wallachia, Romania three times during the 15th century. He earned the nickname “The Impaler” due to his cruel way of punishing his enemies, which involved impaling them on stakes. Vlad The Impaler is said to have visited Bran Castle multiple times, although there is no hard proof of it.

While you’re at Bran Castle, you can climb up its towers, and check out rooms that include untouched ancient décor. There’s also displays on Romanian vampire tales and Vlad The Impaler to uncover. bran-castle.com Your second freakish attraction will be the infamous Hoia-Baciu Forest. Be aware that this forest is not for the lighthearted. Tons of mysterious happenings have occurred here, such as UFO sightings, unexplained disappearances, and reports of ghosts and other creatures. In fact, the forest is named after a shepherd who disappeared after entering it with his 200 sheep. No one ever saw him again. You can visit Romania’s “Bermuda Triangle”


on your own, but it’s recommended you go with a group. Book a tour with The Hoia-Baciu Project. They offer night tours, day tours, and more to customize your terrifying trip! hoiabaciu. wixsite.com Take another trip through some uncanny natural scenes at the Bucegi Mountains. The stunning mountains are home to a ton of conspiracy theories thanks to their strange natural rock formation, the “Mountain Sphinx,” or the “Romanian Sphinx.” It has an odd resemblance to the Egyptian Sphinx of Giza, and many believe it acts as a portal to another dimension, as well as a meeting ground for aliens. Others report that pilgrims gather here every November 28 to take advantage of the “healing” energy that surrounds the formation, in what they call an “energetic pyramid.” See for yourself if you feel any bizarre energy while here! If you want to find out more about Vlad The Impaler, aka Dracula, head over to Poenari Castle,

which he used as a fortress during most of his campaigns. To reach the impenetrable fortress, you have to climb up 1,480 steps, and you can stop along

enough, it’s said that Vlad The Impaler’s wife’s spirit still lurks around the grounds. Way back in the 15th century, as the fortress was being overtaken by the Turks, Vlad’s first wife, Jusztina Szilagyi of Moldavia, flung herself off of the towers and into the Arges River below, where she perished. She exclaimed that she would rather “rot and be eaten alive by fish than be a captive of the Turks.” Some report seeing flashing lights and hearing abnormal noises in the tower where she supposedly leapt off of. At this point, it’s pretty obvious that Romania has some pretty eerie sites, and you can visit yet another one in the Boldu-Creteasca Forest: The Romanian Sphynx Witches’ Pond. This algae-covered pond is said to be the preferred place the way to stare at the unsettling decorations that where Romanian witches gather to perform their surround them. Impaled bloody mannequins stare rituals, especially during the Saznienele celebration at you from their stakes, and nooses and pillories in June. The pond water is apparently cursed, and are perched on the steps, prompting your it’s been observed that animals will refuse to drink imagination to run wild. If that wasn’t disturbing from the pond, instead choosing to suffer T HI NKMAGAZI NES.COM

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dehydration. Another unexplained phenomenon is the pond’s unchanging shape. No matter the season or the amount of rainfall, the pond’s size stays the same, despite locals being unable to find a direct source of where the water is coming from. Furthermore, this pond is also said to be worthy of chills due to its connection to Vlad The Impaler. He was supposedly decapitated here in 1476, and some say they’ve seen his ghost wandering the forest. Make one last frightening trip to a truly haunted location: Banffy Castle. This creepy castle was built between 1437 and 1543 for the Banffy family, a famous political Romanian family. They continued to live in the impressive castle until 1944, when they had to flee from Nazis that overtook the area. The troops took over the vacant castle and 40

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turned it into a military hospital. Today, many report hearing voices and seeing the shadows of the soldiers. In fact, the tales of Banffy Castle became so notorious that the team of Ghost Hunters International actually filmed here during their first season! Drop in to walk the halls yourself, and don’t be surprised if you hear a whisper or two. By now, all of these scares must have you starving! Don’t worry, the hair-raising excursions have come to an end. Grab dinner at one of Bucharest’s finest restaurants: Kane Seasonal Bistro. This highly-rated restaurant emphasizes freshness and locally-sourced ingredients. Every dish served must have ingredients sourced from farmers the chefs personally know, and the produce must be seasonal. By adhering to these guidelines, Kane is

able to deliver some of the purest, great-tasting food around. Enjoy traditional Romanian plates with a modern twist, like duck breast with onion and Kanafeh Egg. kane-restaurant.com Nightlife in Bucharest is not to be missed as this city is known for its energetic nightlife! Get up and dance at Bamboo Club, the city’s most famous nightclub. A lot of wealthy locals come here to dance, socialize, and enjoy the live shows! DJs spin mostly house music here. If you need to take a break from all of the partying, you can relax on the outside terrace or take a dip in the pool. bambooclub.ro To switch up the vibe, end your night at Linea Closer to the Moon. This world-famous rooftop bar has a space theme that can be seen in


everything from the bar’s cosmic background illustration to its igloos that it sets up in the winter. Yes, you read that right: igloos! To allow diners to eat on the rooftop in the cold winter months, the restaurant/bar sets up igloos for each table. Kick back as you take in the panoramic views and sip on yummy cocktails. linea.life On your next day in Romania, you’ll be able to appreciate some of the country’s other well-known marvels. The first attraction on your itinerary is the Salina Turda—the largest salt mine museum in the world. It’s located in a city in Transylvania called Turda, and it features galleries, the history of the mine, and even an underground sci-fi theme park! The modern art theme park is the museum’s most popular feature as it’s magnificently located about 393 feet below the surface of the Earth. It has an amphitheater, a Ferris wheel, a bowling alley,

mini-golf, a sports field, spa treatments, and even a lake where you can rent boats. And remember, this is all located underground in one of the oldest salt mines in the world! Talk about crossing something off of your bucket list! salinaturda.eu Also in Transylvania are the towns of Brașov and Râșnov, where you will be able to see Hollywood-esque signs donning their names. It would be a random find if it weren’t for the fact that both towns have been frequently used as sets for recognized films. Countless vampire movies have been filmed here, as well as non-vampire productions such as Cold Mountain (2003), and Youth Without Youth (2007). Take time to explore a bit more of Brașov, the second largest city in the country. Brașov is treasured due to its medieval architecture and design, and features lots of historical highlights to

see. Check out The Black Church, the city’s most iconic landmark, and the biggest Gothic church between Istanbul and Vienna. As you walk through the architectural wonder, you’ll come across Romanian artifacts such as a mechanical organ and Oriental carpets. For your last adventure, take the opportunity to go hiking deep in the nearby Piatra Craiului National Park. Romania has the largest population of brown bears in Europe and you can be sure to spot a few here! The 19,000-acre park also features friendlier animals like sheep and cows, and it’s not uncommon for their shepherds to offer visitors cheese and other dairy products out of kindness. Make sure to trek through all of the unique trails the park has to offer, and don’t forget to snap a pic with the limestone ridge—it’s the most prominent aspect of the park due to its size.

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: SAVOR POSITIVELY POSITANO What better place is there to mirror the glamour and beauty of Italy’s Amalfi Coast than Surfside, Miami? Le Sirenuse, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, is the sister restaurant of the Michelin-starred La Sponda, which resides in Positano, Italy. Gorgeous tropical plants, vaulted wooden ceilings, touches of glimmering gold and soothing blues, and of course, the white-jacketed, gold epaulet-donning waiters all make up the elegant, stunning interior of the restaurant. As I sat down at my table alongside my guest, I took a couple of moments to bask in the loveliness of it all before opening up the menu.

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MERMOLIA’S MASTERPIECES Chef de Cuisine Antonio Mermolia has done a fantastic job at representing the Amalfi Coast and Naples through his culinary creations. There were so many ambrosial options that I struggled with what to choose! However, being a cheese lover, I chose La Caprese Calda. This easy-on-the-eyes dish comes served warm with buffalo mozzarella, grape tomato confit, oregano, and basil. The plentiful scoop of rich buffalo mozzarella melted in my mouth, and the juicy grape tomatoes sealed the deal. Next up was my pasta dish, The Raviolo Margherita. The charcoal house-made ravioli came garnished with pieces of basil, stuffed with fresh buffalo mozzarella, and surrounded by quality San Marzano tomato sauce. The harmony between the creamy cheese and the tomato sauce sent my taste buds into bliss—I couldn’t get enough of this masterful, uniquely-made ravioli dish!

TAKE ME TO THE SEA For the main course, I ordered Merluzzo Cileno con Patata al Limone e Asparagi: Chilean seabass, smashed potatoes, asparagus, and Limoncello. The Chilean seabass was soft and tender, but had a light crisp on top, along with a small dollop of Limoncello sauce. A honey-like glaze was drizzled in a circle around the fish; I really enjoyed the honeyed combination of the glaze and the seabass. Beneath the fish was a mound of smooth garlic smashed potatoes, a very complementary side dish. All in all, Le Sirenuse is a grand, golden place to dine. If you’ve been to Italy, welcome back. If you have not, enjoy this peek into Positano. You won’t regret it!

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By VANESSA C. GUZMAN

Via Emilia Garden 3 5 0 0 N . M I A M I AV E . , M I A M I |

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If you are in the mood for a grand Italian experience, then look no further! This adorable, simple, yet romantic Italian restaurant is located in Midtown Miami. It has a delightful garden outside where they have a wonderful seating area, or you may choose to sit indoors. This restaurant’s highlights vary from more than a dozen freshmade pastas to a variety of fillings and sauces. These delicate dishes are made by the chef and owner, Giancarlo “Wendy” Cacciatori. His idea was to create dishes based on some of the most iconic Italian foods while traveling the Via Emilia, including Bologna, Modena, and Parma. 46

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PUMPKIN HARVEST

When my guest and I arrived at Via Emilia Garden, we were welcomed by the hostess and were seated at our table. Our waiter promptly set a glass of water for each of us, bread, and menus. We couldn’t wait to dig in to their simple but impressive Carpaccio di Polopo, a carpaccio with thinly sliced octopus along with arugula, olive oil, and cherry tomatoes. Next, we had the Capellacci di Zucca al Burro e Salvia, which is hand-rolled and stuffed pasta filled with pumpkin, then tossed with butter and sage. It tasted like fall with the warm smooth pumpkin texture and the earthy savor of the butter and sage sauce. The chef exceeded my expectations and I can safely say this is now my favorite pasta dish!

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Once we finished our rich-flavored meal, we were ready to glance through their dessert menu, which offers many desserts such as Crema della Nona, a caramelized custard cream, and Crostata di Fragole, a homemade strawberry tarte. It was a difficult decision to make since we really enjoy dessert, but we opted for the traditional Tiramisu, which consists of layers mostly of cream, along with coffee-soaked Savoiardi ladyfingers. We accompanied this creamy dessert with a cup of cappuccino, which satisfied our sweet cravings. We will definitely be coming back to try more dishes and more desserts! T HI NKMAGAZI NES.COM

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: NIGHT MOVES

KICK BACK

AND RELAX This month, we take a different approach for our nightlife page by providing you with a number of bars that are simply more “chill.” Take in soothing views on some fine rooftop bars, sip a craft cocktail by a fireplace in Brickell, or treat yourself to a drink that will whisk away whatever it is that ails you. By AALIYAH PASOLS

LET’S GO ON A SAFARI 1300 S. Miami Ave., Miami

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The newly revamped SAAM Lounge at SLS Brickell is a cozy spot made for late-night cocktails with friends. The chill, chic lounge is decorated with safari-inspired décor like African masks, antique globes, and more, and features both an indoor and outdoor space. It’s decorated with comfortability in mind, invoking a familiar feel as if you’re relaxing in your own home. A soothing fireplace, as well as lovely views of downtown Miami are featured outside, and inside you can grab curated craft cocktails and bites by José Andrés. Try The La Rosa for a fun, fruity drink: belvedere vodka, strawberries, and rose water. Delish!

ALE FOR YOUR AILMENT Sunset Place, 5701 Sunset Dr., Miami

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Popular shopping mall Sunset Place recently got a new food hall, Yumbrella, and it comes with a one-of-a-kind bar, The Tonic. This apothecary-style watering hole aims to take you back to a time when alcohol was medicinal. Their cocktails come mixed with elixirs, herbs, kombucha, fruits, natural juices, and more—giving it a more “healthy” spin than your typical rum and coke, or vodka water lime. They also have craft beer, and a full wine and liquor menu, if that’s more your thing. Another perk? Live entertainment plays at the bar quite often, with a mix of jazz acts, DJs, and bands!

THE SKY’S THE LIMIT 777 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood

costahollywoodresort.com The luxury Costa Hollywood Resort has added some style and flair to Hollywood Beach. With its chic and modern design, the hotel attracts patrons that are both old and young, and locals and tourists alike. Their seventh floor rooftop bar, Cielo Restaurant & Sky Bar, is one of the best places to hang out around Hollywood Beach. Handcrafted signature cocktails and homemade artisanal bites make up the menu, and splendid views of the Atlantic Ocean and the canals of Hollywood Beach are easily seen. Try the Smooth Criminal if you’re feeling suave, which comes with Ketel One Vodka, St. Germain, watermelon/ garden, and mint lime! 50

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TACOS AT TULUM 270 N.W. 23rd St., Miami

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Right in the heart of Wynwood, there’s a lounge that welcomes you to just…chill. Proyecto Tulum was inspired by Tulum, a popular vacation destination in Mexico, and it’s visible in the food, the cocktails, and even the décor. This outdoor bar is decorated with lots of wood furniture, plants, and boho items like dream catchers and colorful pillows that act as seats on the floor. A food truck serves up delicious Mexican food like tacos and elotes, while the cocktails vary from margaritas to mezcal concoctions. Local artists’ artworks are also displayed here; Proyecto Tulum aims to be a space for all forms of artistry.

THE TIDE IS HIGH… 801 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

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Florida can be irksome at times…the heat, the mosquitos, the traffic. However, one thing we know how to do right is a beachside bar. We love our beachside bars in SoFlo, and the High Tide Lounge is a definite highlight. Perched on the rooftop of the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach, this bar and lounge provides breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Atlantic Ocean. Local craft beer selections and fun cocktails like “Peach, Don’t Kill My Vibe” make up the drinks menu, and yummy bar bites like southwest yucca fries and crab cake burgers are featured on the eats menu. Tbh, what more do you need?

VIEWS AT MUSE 1780 Polk St., Hollywood

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Hollywood is up-and-coming with rooftop bars, kava bars, and fine dining restaurants continuing to pop up and embellish the scene. Check out skyline views at The Muse Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Circ Hotel. Located in the heart of Hollywood by Young Circle, this rooftop bar has it all. Wonderful views, plenty of chairs to lounge in, and of course, libations! Enjoy signature cocktails, brews, and wine, as well as some of their tasty “light bites” like sushi, poke tacos, or tuna tataki. Oh and remember, when you take that perfect selfie with the skyline, make sure to use their hashtag: #MuseViews.

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: SIPS

CANDY CORN

MARTINI Let’s celebrate Halloween with this Candy Corn Martini!

INGREDIENTS:

A tasty and sinful layered martini that will surely get your guests into the Halloween spirit!

1 1/2 oz. Whipped cream vodka 3 oz. Sour mix

2 oz. Pineapple juice 1/2 oz. Grenadine

3-5 oz. Whipped cream GARNISH:

Decorating sugar, or nonpareils Corn Syrup

PREPARATION: To rim the glass for an added touch of decoration, dip the rim of a martini glass in a shallow dish of corn syrup, then dip into a shallow dish of decorating sugar or nonpareils. Let dry for 2 minutes, then refrigerate to chill the martini glass.

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DECORATION In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine the whipped cream vodka, the sour mix, and the pineapple juice, and then shake well until well chilled. Then, strain into the chilled martini glass. Carefully pour in the grenadine so it settles at the bottom of the glass. Top with whipped cream, and enjoy!


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October By A A L I YA H PA S O L S

Entertain yourself this month with lots to do! An art fair in Las Olas, a craft beer festival, and a scrumptious seafood festival are all hot events to flock to. Also make sure to mark your calendars for these significant November events—some of the most anticipated of the year!

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FINS UP FOR FLIBS

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Get ready to pour it up at Grovetoberfest, the largest all-inclusive beer festival “in the entire galaxy!” Craft beer connoisseurs: you can’t miss this. With over 500 craft beers, tastings, and live music, it’s going to be an event for the books! Tons of different local and international beers will be available for tastings, and with a general admission ticket, you get unlimited samples. Some of the breweries featured include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sweet Mercy, New Holland Brewing, Lauderale, and Brew Hub, but the list goes on. It’s best to enter this festival beer belly first, and dive in!

The 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will take over “The Yachting Capital of the World,” Fort Lauderdale, for a whole weekend. Boat enthusiasts will be excited and overwhelmed with over 1,500 different types and sizes of boats that will be displayed. Six miles of floating docks and over 1,200 exhibitors will make up the extravagant show. Marine products and accessories will also be featured and for sale to help enhance that nautical lifestyle! Float out for some fun in the sun!

LOTS TO SEA HERE

Oct. 19-20 southfloridaseafoodfestival.com What’s better than seafood? A seafood festival! If you’re a lover of crab, shrimp, lobster and more you will definitely want to attend the delicious South Florida Seafood Festival. You’ll be able to kick off stone crab season by trying out some of the best here, as well as other tasty options like ceviche and paella. To complete the tropical vibe, grab a mojito at the Shipwreck Bar, where cocktails will be served all day. Live music, a family fun zone, a nautical market, and a kitchen lab are just some of the entertainment that will be available throughout the weekend. So, what are you waiting for? Buy those tix!

ARTSY AUTUMN Oct. 19- 20 artfestival.com

Art lovers looking to get in some great art pieces before Art Basel in December, should head out to the 32nd Annual Las Olas Art Fair. Over 300 national and international artists will be featured in the showcase, which will include fine art from all different mediums. Expect paintings, sculptures, jewelry, woodwork, wearable art, and more for your viewing pleasure. If you would like to commission a piece, you will also have the opportunity to ask the artist, as they will all be right beside their artwork. Another great thing about the fair? It’s outdoor and pet-friendly! Bring your furry friends! 54

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CHILL OUT & GRILL OUT Nov. 9 gridirongrilloff.com

The Walgreens Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival is the best-valued food and wine festival in SoFlo, and it’s all for a good cause! Restaurateur and former Miami Dolphins’ player John Offerdahl is very involved in the Gridiron Grill-Off, with a portion of the funds going towards his Offerdahl’s Hand-off Foundation. The proceeds will then be put towards scholarships at Broward College and towards the Taste of the NFL Kick Hunger Challenge. The festival provides fun for the whole family with live entertainment, a cornhole tournament, a tailgating zone, and a true Grill-Off, with 22 high-end restaurants and 22 Miami Dolphin legends teaming up to have a barbecue showdown.

FAM FUN

Nov. 24 winterfestparade.com Winterfest’s Family Fun Day is just one of the many events that lead up to the big Winterfest Parade in December, and it’s definitely one to mark on your calendars! This event ok free for the or family will feature a ton of activities like face painting, exploring the Florida Renaissance Pirate Ship, petting puppies at Danielle Pet Rescue Row, and more. Since the Family Fun Day is also close to the holidays, you’ll be able to enjoy the Toboggan Tunnel, Polar Express, Catabella Express, and Sun Sentinel Kids’ Town as well! Photo ops with Santa and live music by Shane Duncan Band will close out a great evening. Make sure to come out!


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OCT : HOT DATES

WITH SOUTH FLORIDA DUBBED ONE OF THE MOST VIBRANT AREAS IN THE WORLD, IT’S NO WONDER THAT YOU’RE IN AN “INFORMATION OVERLOAD” WHEN TRYING TO CHOOSE THE HOTTEST SOFLO EVENTS TO ATTEND.

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DOWNTOWN MIAMI AND SOUTH BEACH, LET US GUIDE YOU TO EVENTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

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: THE LOCKER ROOM By STEVE FARACE cinesportstalk.com @CineSportsTalk

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egan Rapinoe was born on July 5th, 1985 in Redding, California. She first got into school athletics when she attended Foothill High School. Up until then, Megan spent most of her life being coached by her father, Jim. Megan was clearly very good at soccer as she was named National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American as a junior and senior. She was also named to McDonald’s All-American Girls High School Soccer West Team in 2004.

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Rapinoe After high school, Megan played for Elk Grove United in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Megan got a full scholarship to attend the University of Portland and became a member of the Pilots. She ranked 5th in school history in total points (43) in her freshman year. Out of the 15 goals she scored, 7 of them were game-winning goals. Her 2006 and 2007 seasons were each cut short due to 2 separate torn ACLs. When she returned in 2008, she played all 22 games and led them to a record of 20-2. That season she had 5 goals and 13 assists.

Rapinoe burst onto the international scene in 2011 at the Women’s World Cup. She scored 4 goals and had 2 assists as the United States finished 3rd. Next up was the 2012 Olympics. There, she continued her amazing play by scoring 8 goals and assisting on 12 points as Team USA took the gold medal. The 2015 and 2019 were the next 2 major events and Rapinoe led the United States to victory in both World Cups. The United States became the second team to repeat as champion (The first being in Germany 2003/2007).


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Guillaume & Amanda Ferrier, Michelle Shaw, Larceny Bourbon, and Tracy Taheri

Johnny Williams, Lois Marino, Lynn Offerdahl, and John Offerdahl

A Kickoff Celebration Photo credit: Mark Gompertz

THE WALGREENS GRIDIRON GRILL-OFF FOOD, WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL HOSTED A VIP RECEPTION ON AUGUST 20TH TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY. THE RECEPTION CELEBRATED THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF FESTIVAL SPONSORS AND PARTNERS.

Georgia Lehoczky and John Offerdahl

Gary Zamechansky, John Offerdahl, and Lois Marino

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uring the reception, guests got a sneak peek of what’s to come from this year’s anticipated high-end culinary event, which makes its return to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater on Saturday, November 9th. Attendees heard from event founders John Offerdahl, Miami Dolphins legend, and his wife, Lynn Offerdahl, and learned more about the event’s new restaurant partners, entertainment, and more. This special event was made possible through the generous support; of festival sponsors 4 Rivers Smokehouse, BBX Capital Corporation, Hoffman’s Chocolates, Samuel Adams, and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Created as a unique way to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis” through donations to the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, this not-to-be-missed festival has grown to feature 22 teams of South Florida’s top chefs and NFL legends as they bring the heat and compete in a highend culinary competition.

Morgan McLaughlin, Johnny Williams, and Renee Floyd

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Jen Klassans, Jim Fondo, and John Offerdahl The R.O.I Marketing team served a variety of beverages.

OJ McDuffy, Troy Drayton, Chef Eric Kazubinki, Mark Higgs, Chef Joshua Bullion, John Offerdahl, and Chef Allen Susser


NOVEMBER 9th, 2019 Pompano Beach Amphitheater

THE ULTIMATE CELEBRITY CULINARY COMPETITION FOR CHARITY All net proceeds will benefit the Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation’s mission to “Feed the Needs of Those in Crisis”

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TACOS

ASIAN LOBSTER By Executive Chef Victor Vargas Myn-Tu | myn-tu.com

INGREDIENTS:

• 2 pcs. Wonton shells

PREPARATION OF SAUCES/PUREES:

PREPARATION

• 4 pcs. Chop chives

seeds from the Peruvian Aji Am-

with Aji Amarillo Aioli.

• 2 oz. Cooked lobster

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• ½ oz. Micro greens • 1 pc. Lemon

• 2 pcs. Aji Amarillo

• 2 oz. Hellman’s Mayonnaise • 1 pc. Beet

• 250 ml. Sweet chili sauce • 1 pc. Avocado • 1 pc. Cilantro

• 50 ml. Yuzu juice • ¼ oz. Tofu

• Edible gold flakes for garnish (optional)

Aji Amarillo aioli: Remove the arillo and boil in hot water for

15 minutes. Once it cools down, blend it along with 1 oz. of the Hellman’s Mayonnaise.

Beet sauce: Blend the beet

with all of the sweet chili sauce and the remaining Hellman’s Mayonnaise.

Avocado puree: Blend the

avocado and cilantro juice and set aside.

Yuzu Tofu: Blend tofu and Yuzu juice and set aside.

Step 1 – Chop up the cooked

lobster and chives. Then mix together Step 2 – Fry the wonton shells in order

to make them crispy. Then fill them with the lobster mix from step 1.

Step 3 – Pour the three sauces

remaining of avocado puree, yuzu tofu, and beet sauce on top of the lob-

ster mix inside the stuffed wonton shells.

Step 4 – Spread some micro greens

and gold flakes as a garnish on top of

the tacos. Finally, cut the lemon in half, then in a V shape to make a stand for each taco, and enjoy!


: THE LAST WORD

By ANITA LAMBERTI, P.A. CIPS, TRC COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE, LLC.

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resurface after the New Year, keeping an eye out for new listings can give you a beautiful new home before the holidays. Make the Holidays Work for You

WHY FALL MAY BE THE BEST TIME TO BUY A HOME If you still think that the best time to buy a home is either spring or summer, you might miss out on what makes buying a home in fall such a great idea. While it is true that the buying frenzy is usually during spring and summer, taking advantage of the many holidays during fall can finally land you your dream home. 64

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Are you aware that October is the best month for snagging home buying deals? This is backed by RealtyTrac’s data over a period of 15 years and 32 million home sales during that time period. More so, their data showed that those who purchased homes in October ended up paying 2.6% less than the estimated market value for the homes they purchased. That’s thousands upon thousands of savings! For example, a home worth $500,000 during the fall season is approximately 2.6% lower than other months, which may potentially save you $13,000. You can use that $13,000 to purchase amazing appliances, take a vacation, or anything else you desire. In early fall, homes have typically averaged 10.8% lower than their market value estimates. That’s beyond a good deal! It’s a steal! Take Advantage of Less Competition For those with kids, the start of fall is usually a very busy time as people get back to their daily lives after all the fun of summer. Those who were home hunting in spring and summer have either grown weary or already bought homes. Though it is true that sellers also typically drop out of the market during fall and usually

The holidays are just around the corner come fall, and people are either hurrying to sell so they can move to another home, or they’ve already taken a timeout from buying as they’re busy for the holidays. This factor can come in handy when you spot a new listing. Keep in mind that the owner would want to vacate their old home as soon as a deal is finalized. Your Real Estate Broker Will Have More Time for You Because there are generally less listings and less buyers in fall, your real estate broker will be able to have more time to show you more homes that fit what you are looking for. Plus, they will answer all questions you may have and assist you with all your real estate needs to make it a smooth and “on time closing”! Bargain Home Improvement Season Fall is generally the time of the year when appliances are at their most affordable, and new models are being launched. This is also the best time to purchase cookware, patio furniture, TVs, and sometimes, pay for home improvement services. Even though these are all great reasons why fall is the best time to buy a home, the year-end tax credits might be one of the best incentives for you. It is possible that you’ll be able to score quite a significant tax deduction come tax season.


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