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Valentine s Day Gift Guide Be Mine Jatem Boutique Marketing diva Kate Volman shares her insights Love Your Look Real Women Romantic RETREATS Delray staycay at Crane s BeachHouse BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 1 2 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Banking as Unusual Marcia Snyder COO EVP & Chief Lending Officer & Dennis Bedley Chairman & CEO For real local bankers local decision making power and true local banking service look no further. We don t talk about personal service. We deliver it. Big bank expertise. Local community bank. It s our legacy. 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Plus an add l 7 000 magazines are bulk-dropped to high traffic locations including restaurants banks professional offices car dealers markets & over 350 advertisers in the Life family. Copyright 2014 Life Media BOCA DELRAY LIFE MAGAZINE. All rights reserved. Reproduction either in whole or in part is forbidden without written permission from the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit submissions & reject any material deemed unsuitable for publication. Like Follow 6 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 JEWELS IN TIME 4400 N. Federal Highway Boca Raton Florida 33431 (1 4 mile south of Yamato Road on the east side of the street) SHOPPES AT THE SANCTUARY (561) 368-1454 (888) 755-TIME www.jewelsintime.com Specializing in fine new & pre-owned timepieces Diamonds Fashion & Estate Jewelry Buy - Sell - Trade BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7 Not an authorized agent representative or affiliate of any watch appearing in this advertisement. All watch names dials & designs appearing in this advertisement are registered trademarks in the U.S.A. boca delray life PUBLISHER Sally Nicholas EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kevin Gale ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle MARKETING EVENTS PLANNER Suzanne Holtermann WRITERS Jennifer Altieri Brooke Berger Amy Demner Scott Feller Joshua Frachtman Jennifer Lagrotte Kandi Lynn Alan Markowitz Dan Millot Pam Ofstein Richard Schellbach Denise Stirk PHOTOGRAPHERS Matt Lagrotte DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR Wanda Campbell WEB DEVELOPER Joao Neto ACCOUNTING MANAGER Geraldine Caramat ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Peter Evans (Peter lmgfl.com) Helen Frankel (HFrankel lifepubs.com) Shari Glatter (Sglatter lifepubs.com) Debby Gold (Dgold lifepubs.com) Jill Horowitz (Jill lmgfl.com) Bonnie Judson (Bonnie lmgfl.com) Kim Kadel (Kkadel lifepubs.com) Lisa Lee (Lisa lmgfl.com) Rona Levenson (Rona lmgfl.com) Debbie Perovich (Dperovich lifepubs.com) Rhonda Rosenof (Rrosenof lifepubs.com) April Swanson (ASwanson lifepubs.com) Beth Tache (Beth lmgfl.com) CHAIRMAN Gary Press Boca Delray Life Magazine 3511 Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 954.377.9470 Fax 954.617.9110 E-mail info lifepubs.com WEBSITE www.lifepubs.com PROUD MEMBER OF BocaDelray Life magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Life Media and is published monthly and DIRECT-mailed into EVERY residence in 57 prestigious communities in the cities of Boca Raton and Delray Beach (list available upon request). It is also hand delivered to hundreds of businesses in each city. PLUS an additional 7 000 printed magazines are bulk-dropped in and around the city at high traffic locations including restaurants banks professional offices car dealers food and gourmet markets and over 350 advertisers in the Life family of advertisers in Parkland CS Life Magazine Coconut Creek Life Magazine and now BocaDelray Life. Verified postal receipts - are available for review to guarantee veracity. The entire contents of BocaDelray Life Magazine is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. BocaDelray Life magazine accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein. We reserve the right to edit rewrite or refuse submitted material. 8 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Dr. Man s natural looking facelift Since facelift results are highly visible you should look and feel younger and rejuvenated but not different. A desirable post facelift look is the one that is so natural that even the closest to you will have a hard time figuring out what was done. Dr. Man s natural looking facelift is designed to tighten the facial muscles and sagging skin with no visible incisions or distortion of the hair line. Dr. Man s natural looking face lift also improves the jowl line and provides a more pleasant contour of the face giving you a youthful radiant appearance that will keep everyone guessing. BEFORE BEFORE AFTER AFTER When it comes to your Face Body and Health Do Not Compromise Call today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Man and receive a 24k collagen gold mask. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Man 851 Meadows Road Belle Terre Building Boca Raton 33486 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 (561) 395-5508 www.drman.com WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 publisher snote By Sally Nicholas Sharing the Love ebruary is all heart. It s the month where we celebrate and show our love for the special people in our lives and for our hearts with Valentine s Day and American Heart Month. Valentine s Day has always intrigued me it s a day of hope and delight for some and a day to stay in bed and pull the covers over your head for others. It s a day to celebrate your love and a day for others to dream about love... which got me thinking Everyone deserves some love on Valentine s Day right So Life is looking to share the love by inviting you to post your messages on our Facebook page for all the world to see. Display your affections to anyone you think deserves it because I don t believe Valentine s should be just about showing love for your other half it should be about showing your love for ALL of the F Everyone deserves some love on Valentine s Day right important people in your life. (However we will leave that final choice to you ) Our choice will be to give two lucky winners who post the most romantic and the funniest Valentine s messages a 50 gift certificate compliments of our friends over at Runyon s restaurant and Tavolino Della Nonna. So visit our Facebook page at www. facebook.com lifepubs and make everyone feel a little better this Valentine s Day. After all love is good for the heart Happy hearts month everyone Sally Nicholas Publisher 10 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 A more beautiful you Accredited Operating Facility AAAASF Member Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. Weston Medical & Professional Campus 2823 Executive Park Drive BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement or the free discounted fee or reduced fee service examination or treatment. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 aroundtown ART FESTIVAL Coral Springs Festival of the Arts T.A.P. GLOBAL BEER T.A.P. GLOBAL BEER T.A.P. Global Beer Collection Have you heard the latest buzz The hottest new spot for tasting brews in Delray is T.A.P. Global Beer Collection which offers an eclectic assortment of beers from around the world including 72 beer taps more than 400 bottled brands as well as tasty tapas and appetizers. T.A.P. which stands for the owners initials Tony Trieu and Paige Presnell recently made its home in the Delray Marketplace (14851 Lyons Rd.) In addition to its beer collection the location offers an exclusive tasting room with a state-of-the-art entertainment system where guests can host private events or special gatherings. Come celebrate the 10th Annual Coral Springs Festival of the Arts on University Drive and Sample Road. This fabulous two-day celebration hosted by American Craft Endeavors the city of Coral Springs and the Coral Springs Art Festival Committee combines contemporary crafts fine art theatrical performances and outdoor live music. See the masterful creations of 250 of the nation s best artists on March 15 & 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. 2874 N. University Dr. Coral Springs. but Phillips expects to expand the procedures to other surgeries such as those for the spine. The Delray Medical Center is located at 5352 Linton Blvd Delray Beach. DESIGNER DENTAL Free Emergency Dental Day DELRAY MEDICAL CENTER The Hybrid Operating Room The Delray Medical Center recently unveiled its new Hybrid Operating Room which merges minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures with advanced imaging technology. Physicians use real-time intra-operative image guidance to evaluate intervene and assess the results of minimally invasive procedures as well as open surgical cases. The hybrid room is very unique says Wanda Phillips administrative director of surgical services. We have the latest and greatest technology. We definitely saw a need. The hybrid room is geared toward structural heart procedures such as endovascular repair Designer Dental is once again hosting a free emergency dental day on Feb. 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the past Designer Dental has helped nearly 500 people with free emergency dental care that they needed but could not afford. The event is open to the first 50 adults ages 18 and older and will also provide free child exams and fluoride treatment. Also individuals who donate blood will be eligible to receive in-office teeth whitening Designer Dental is located at 16235 State Rd. 7 in Delray Beach. For more info call 561.637.4443. 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 13 lifetimes DR. ALAN BAUMAN The Vampire treatment for hair loss Anthony Green was a bit leery of hair transplants and traditional medicinal therapies hadn t worked out for him. The solution the 27-year-old Boca Raton resident finally turned to was his own plateletrich plasma (PRP). Green visited Dr. Alan Bauman and had a small amount of blood withdrawn spun to concentrate the platelets and then reinjected into his scalp. It looked like I had pretty good results pretty quickly says Green who was in the early stages of hair loss and paid about 2 500 for his procedure. When we go outside in the light they [family and friends] notice something different. According to Dr. Bauman PRP has become commonly used among celebrities and others who want to retain a youthful look. PRP is also used widely in healing and to recover from sports injuries. About half the patients who ve used PRP to treat hair loss have been women says Liz Ashe director of patient development for Bauman Medical. Some patients suffer from alopecia areata an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles. Dr. Bauman who has been quoted in national publications and appeared on national TV news networks spoke about his two years of PRP research at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine s Stem Cell Fellowship conference in November. 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Teutul is now staring in the CMT show Orange County Choppers after starring for 10 seasons on the Discovery Channel s American Chopper for 10 seasons. The hangar party will have a display of exotic cars custom motorcycles extravagant boats private jets vintage aircraft and luxury motor coaches. More than 20 restaurants will provide the food. Comedian Wayne Brady will provide entertainment at the gala which will honor AutoNation President Mike Maroone. For more information on the Concours visit www.bocaCDE. com. 10% OFF NEXT PURCHASE WITH THIS AD ( 100 MAX) The Purse Ladies 21338 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton FL 33433 www.thepurseladies.com 561.962.5102 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 lifetimes DELRAY BEACH OPEN 2014 Welcomes back tennis star Andy Roddick This Valentine s Day future Hall of Famer Andy Roddick will make his ATP Champions Tour debut at the Delray Beach Open 2014 the same city where he played his first professional tournament as an 18-year-old. The ten-day event (Feb. 14 23) is also positioned desirably for Palm Beach County sports fans between two PGA Tour golf events. The Delray Beach Open s weekly attendance has doubled from 30 000 to 60 000 during its first 15 years in Delray Beach thanks to improved player fields and the addition of an ATP Champions Tour tournament in 2010 that has created the world s only combined ATP World Tour and ATP Champions Tour event. To find out more about the Delray Beach Open or to purchase tickets visit www.YellowTennisBall.com or call 561.330.6000. Women of All Ages Our mission is to provide the highest quality obstetrics-gynecology services throughout every stage of a woman s life. We are committed to excellence throughout the practice from breakthrough treatment methods to the management of your medical information. Our professional staff is dedicated to creating a relationship of trust by making every visit a positive healing experience. I look forward to fostering a special relationship with my patients as I help to navigate you through the different phases of life as your reproductive and gynecological needs change. Dr. Ivonne M. Reynolds Dr. Jessica White Providing the Highest Level of Care to Credit Alese & Mort Pechter NOW ACCEPTING HUMANA SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE 2964 N. State Road 7 Suite 310 Margate FL 33063 9970 Central Park Suite 206 Boca Raton FL 33428 954-917-4997 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Beware of the T-Rex Fans of Jurassic Park and slot machines have a new attraction at the Seminole Coconut Creek Casino. It s the global site for the debut of IGT s Jurassic Park slot machines. The bonus features require players to escape from Jurassic Park which naturally is full of cloned dinosaurs. The center stage screen on the machine shows a view of the amusement park looking out from a vehicle just like the Stephen Spielberg movie. We re thrilled Seminole Casino Coconut Creek was selected to debut the Jurassic Park slot machines says Seminole Casino Coconut Creek s President Steve Bonner. Beyond the gaming side I m sure our players will enjoy these new machines given the popularity the movie still has after some 20 years. Fabu u SPECIALIZING IN MADE WITH Jewelry S I N C E 1 9 8 0 I N T E R N A T I O N A L J E W E L R Y E X C H A N G E 8 2 21 G L A D E S R O A D B O C A R A T O N 5 61. 4 7 7.17 7 1 W W W. M A D E W I T H L O V E I N C J E W E L R Y. C O M BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 lifetimes DONATION COUNTESS DE HOERNLE S GIFT The Wick Theatre Receives 250 000 This past December Christmas came early for The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum Countess Henrietta de Hoernle donated 250 000. The very generous donation left Marilyn Wick initially speechless. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel in our hearts for both your generous contribution to The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum and for your invaluable guidance in launching our donor name rights initiative Marilyn later expressed to the Countess de Hoernle. This donation is the first to kick off the theatre s donor naming rights campaign. The lobby of The Wick will be named in honor of Countess de Hoernle s donation. The costume museum the stage and even individual seats are among the many areas to be named based on donation. I have travelled the world 20 times over and have been in theatres everywhere but never have I seen such comfort and beauty she said. For more information on how to donate or about any of their events call 561.995.2333 or visit www.thewick.org. 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 best bets 14 13-14 ERTH S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE 20 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM ANDREA BOCELLI 6 NABUCCO & 8 Florida Grand Opera presents this Italian opera that follows the plight of the Jews of Babylonia as they are assaulted conquered and ultimately exiled from their homeland. Feb. 6 & 8 at 7 30 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 21 - 200 14 World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli s Valentine s Day concert exclusively at the BB&T Center. Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. BB&T Center 80 - 380 ANDREA BOCELLI 8 OUTDOOR JURIED & 9 ART FESTIVAL 14 LOS VIVANCOS Named one of the Top 100 Art Festivals in the country the Boca Museum of Art invites you to its 28th Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival. Feb. 8 & 9 at 10 a.m. Boca Museum of Art 5 Experience extreme flamenco fusion-- flamenco ballet and contemporary dance combined with martial arts acrobatics and magic. Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 35 - 115 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 13 &14 ERTH S DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE 19 MASTERS OF ILLUSION venues BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise 954-835-7000 or thebbtcenter.com Boca Museum of Art 501 Plaza Real Boca Raton 561-392-2500 or bocamuseum.org Broward Center for the Performing Arts 100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954-357-7444 or browardcenter.org Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs 954-344-5990 or coralspringscenterforthearts.com Crest Theatre at Old School Square 51 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach 561-243-7922 or delraycenterforthearts.org Hard Rock Live 1 Seminole Way Hollywood 954-797-5531 or hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com Parker Playhouse 707 NE 8th St. Fort Lauderdale 954-357-7444 or parkerplayhouse.com 14 &16 HAIR THE This interactive performance takes you through pre-historic Australia bringing an eye-popping array of ancient creatures to life on stage. Feb. 13 & 14 at 10 a.m. & 11 30 a.m. Parker Playhouse 15 This huge stage phenomenon born from both the multi-award winning television series Masters of Illusion and the World Magic Awards will enchant you with visually mesmerizing performances. Feb. 19 at 7 30 p.m. Coral Springs Center for the Arts 40 - 50 AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVEROCK MUSICAL 21 MIAMI CITY &23 BALLET PROGRAM III TRIPLE THREAT This humorous Broadway classic boasts an energetic and exuberant cast of social misfits who are not afraid to tell the world how they feel about everything. Feb. 14 16 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Crest Theatre at Old School Square 45 MIAMI CITY BALLET 21-23 DEMI LOVATO MCB s own Sharks and Jets rumble fall in love dance and sing in Jerome Robbins ballet based on his Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Feb. 21 23 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 20 - 175 25 American pop artist Demi Lovato s Neon Lights tour with special guests Little Mix Fifth Harmony and Cher Lloyd. Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. BB&T Center 25 - 60 The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum 7901 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton 561-995-2333 or thewick.org 1 42ND STREET &10 This quintessential Broadway DEMI LOVATO musical tells the story of young Peggy Sawyer who is plucked from the chorus to save a show when an aging star who likes the spotlight gets injured. Feb. 1 10 at 2 p.m. & 7 30 p.m. The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum 58 14 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 21 LOS VIVANCOS BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 ideas There are endless numbers of great ideas and great There are endless numbers of great ideas and great entrepreneurs that give up prematurely because entrepreneurs that give up prematurely because they just can t get any support... they just can t get any support... ...we try to fix that. ...we try to fix that. Rob Strandberg Rob Strandberg 22 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 C oming out of retirement was an easy decision for business executive Rob Strandberg 56. After five years of playing golf traveling with his wife and as he said staring at the ceiling the Orlando resident decided to accept a job in South Florida to continue doing what he does best. There are endless numbers of great ideas and great entrepreneurs that give up prematurely because they just can t get any support Strandberg says. We try to fix that. For the past year and a half Standberg has served as president CEO of the Enterprise Development Corporation of South Florida. Funded by grants and various corporate sponsors the non-profit organization hires successful business executives to provide free entrepreneurial support to potentially high-growth start-up companies throughout South Florida. This is a cause that Strandberg a Harvard MBA graduate understands very well. He started his first technology company at age 27 and has been a director of both public and private companies for more than 30 years. There are guys like me and our mentors that have had great careers but we ve learned from big mistakes Strandberg says. So we try to make sure if possible some of these start-ups can learn by the mistakes of others. His team provides consulting in four locations the C. Scott Ellington Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in Boca Raton the TechWalk Incubator in Coconut Creek the Broward College Incubator (BCI) in Fort Lauderdale and the Miami Entrepreneurship Center (MEC 261) in downtown Miami. Hundreds of business plans are reviewed each year Strandberg says. Applicants apply online. To be accepted companies must demonstrate that they are meeting certain milestones. These start-ups have created over 100 jobs in Palm Beach County he says. The incubators have both in-house and virtual tenants that share resources such as conference rooms a kitchen bathroom facilities and a receptionist for a fee. Members also have access to networking events with investors. Since Strandberg has been on board the TBI program in the Research and Development Park on the FAU campus has doubled its occupancy capability to a total of 25 000 square feet to accommodate the large BUSINESS IS BREWING AS Technology Incubator Expands By Kandi Lynn volume of applicants. Tenant Mark Laymon created Caffeine Spaces a coworking environment for entrepreneurs to work together instead of alone. It features coffee prepared snacks couch space and free Wi-Fi. It s sort of like formalizing the process at Starbucks Standberg says. Currently 38 early stage companies call the TBI home but turnover is high Strandberg says as most entrepreneurs only stay a year. One of the EDC s biggest success stories involves a husband and wife team from Coral Gables. It took five years for their online English school Open English to get going Strandberg said. However in the last 18 months the couple has raised more than 100 million. Current TBI tenant Edwin Hernandez 38 who holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Florida started his mentorship in 2011 as a hybrid of both virtual and in-house. When Rob came you could see the difference and the change in atmosphere the level of energy the motivation and the whole spectrum moving Hernandez says. Initially I only had a computer rack now we have a full office and use the data center of the incubator. His business entitled EGLA Communications named after the initials of himself and the family members who cofounded the company created a trademarked platform called Media Amplify which Rob Strandberg enables companies to transmit media content to consumers faster through cable systems satellite or the web. Hernandez who discovered his passion for computers at age 14 says the EDC has been instrumental in providing the objective guidance he needed to help his business grow. EDC can give an assessment and after an hour or two of discussion you can have a much clearer mind and picture on what s best for you and the company Hernandez says. As EDC has taught me I was now able to understand what we need to do to make sure those plans are in terms of an agreement and if we can benefit everyone in the community by bringing the data center to Coral Springs. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 23 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 restaurantreview By Richard Shellene Maple-Ginger Glazed Scottish Salmon Max s Grille A Touch of Asian and Latin flair on the American standards T Modern American Bistro 404 Plaza Real Mizner Park Boca Raton 561.368.0080 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Max s Grille he lamppost lit walkways and shops of Mizner Park accompanied by the lively sounds of people and music is typical of most nights in downtown Boca Raton. Good food and drink is also a big attraction for the downtown area. Among the string of bars and restaurants stands a neighborhood favorite (and with good reason) Max s Grille. This establishment sits in a prime location for people watching with its outdoor seating and bar. The fast and friendly service has just the right amount of attentiveness to make you feel special without smothering you. Even during the week when a lot of eateries taper off Max s Grille is busy day or night and truly fulfills the title of Neighborhood Restaurant. What makes the restaurant a favorite haunt is the food. Everyone starts with a complimentary tasty treat of crispy flatbread sticks covered in poppy and sesame seeds served with a hummus mixed with sundried tomatoes. My companion for the evening commented with excitement I could just eat these all night We followed this with some small plate appetizers. The calamari is lightly battered and combined with thin slices of zucchini just a squeeze of lemon really brings out the flavors. It s also paired with a sweet and spicy tomato sauce and a creamy tartar that keep you dipping. You really should not miss trying the Hong Kong lettuce wraps either. Described as spicy this delight is not just hot but very flavorful with the mix of spices used on the minced chicken and further enhanced by shitake mushrooms cilantro toasted cashews and scallions that you wrap up with fresh Bibb lettuce. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 MahoganyGlazed Chicken WIngs Among the string of bars and restaurants stands a neighborhood favorite (and with good reason) Max s Grille Berry Cr me Br l e Pie Crispy Calamari & Zucchini The main courses show that while the menu mostly reads like standard American fare you can see and taste the influences of Asian and Latin cuisine in each dish. The maple-glazed salmon is a prime example as it is plated on a bed of jasmine rice with stir-fried carrots and yellow green and red peppers. The free-range 8-ounce filet which is served with long stalk broccoli gnocchi tater tots and roasted garlic-peppercorn butter teases the palate with its strong Cabernet reduction. Another tried-and-true menu staple is the prime burger a half-pound house blend of meat and seasonings that s scrumptious. If there is one thing you cannot miss in life it is Max s berry cr me br l e pie with all the sweetness of the richest dessert this side of heavenly paradise (or sinful desire). It is served in the form of a thick pie with fresh fruit to further heighten the pleasure of each bite. It s worth the extra time one will need hitting the gym the next day. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 25 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 diningguide Dining well is one of LIFE s great pleasures. On the following pages we hope you ll make some fabulous discoveries you might not have known about or revisit some old favorites. Eat drink make merry and make each day a day to celebrate See full menus and reviews at www.lifepubs.com. CEVICHE TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT 116 NE 6th Ave. Delray Beach 561.894.8599 www.ceviche.com Mon Closed Tues Fri 4 p.m. Midnight Sat 5 p.m. Midnight Sun 5 p.m. 10 p.m. With all the flairs and flavors of Spain this unique concept serves over a hundred different small plate tapas and traditional dishes including ceviche paella flan and their ever famous Patatas Bravas. DEER CREEK GRILLE 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Deerield Beach. 954.421.5553 Did you know the Deer Creek Grille is open to the public Located in the main clubhouse the Grille serves creative cuisine pub food and offers a full bar open year-round. From Sunday Brunch to inexpensive yet lovely lunch buffets the chefs created a menu that is fresh and covers all palates and preferences. TOOJAYS DEERCREEK HOUSTON S 1900 NW Executive Center Cir. Boca Raton 561.998.0550 Mon Thurs 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. Fri & Sat 11 30 a.m. 11 p.m. Sun 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. Buying its produce meat fish and chicken from area growers and purveyors this restaurant maintains the highest standard on its menu. House specialties include Bell & Evan s Rotisserie Chicken Faroe Island Salmon and Centercut Filet. MAX S GRILLE 404 Plaza Real Mizner Park Boca Raton 561.368.0080 Mon Thurs 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Fri & Sat 11 30 a.m. 11 p.m. Sun 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. A modern American version of a bistro its menu has Latin and Asian influences. A neighborhood favorite since 1991 try Max s Chopped Salad the Maple Ginger Glazed Scottish Salmon or the to-die-for Cr me Brulee Pie. MAX S GRILLE CEVICHE TAPAS BAR & RESTAURANT TOOJAY S ORIGINAL GOURMET DELI 5030 Champion Blvd. Boca Rato 561.241.5903 3013 Yamato Rd. Boca Raton 561.997.9911 2240 NW 19th St. 700 Boca Raton 561.392.4181 www.toojays.com Mon.-Sun. 8 a.m. 9 p.m. TooJay s Gourmet Deli famous for its New Yorkstyle delicatessen specialties has something for everyone. Choose from overstuffed deli sandwiches brimming with corned beef pastrami roast beef and turkey served on your choice of thick freshly baked breads or traditional favorites such as chicken noodle soup Nova salmon classic Reubens blintzes and potato pancakes. TooJay s offers comfort food at comfortable prices. HOUSTON S 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 GA SS E AN NE BU RRE LL G I A DA DE LAURE NTIIS SCOTT CONAN T D OO RW YEA A ISH TR O OT IM OR M N RO AA TICKETS ON SALE NOW FEBRUARY 20-23 2014 Bid on rare wine lots luxury travel packages and more. Online Auction Jan 29- Mar 5. SOBEFEST.COM AUCTION TITLE PRESENTING BENEFITING & HOST HOST HOTEL PREMIER OFFICIAL AIRLINE SOBEFEST.COM 877.762.3933 OFFICIAL CARD Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management PLATINUM DIAMOND SPECIAL THANKS AN CH EZ S AN DR EW ZIM ME RN Con rmed sponsors as of November 2013 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 ANT VINE HON ERT IR Y BOUR DAIN MICHAEL SYMON ROB R AC HA EL Y RA EM ER IL LA WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 27 ourfavoritestores By Brooke Berger Teavana Where The Days of The Tea Bag are Over Wandering through the mall one afternoon I recognized a store I d never tried. Usually I m on some kind of shopping mission and don t have the time for curiosity stops. But I was drawn to a beam of light shining on a sign that said Free Samples. That combined with the delicate aroma of Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea drew me inside. I have always been a tea drinker but when I say tea I am referring to a Lipton bag and mug of hot water. Here there are no tea bags. Instead the approach is closer to an ancient Japanese tea ceremony. Actually their tea comes from all over the world. White Green Oolong Black Mate and Herbal teas from China Japan India and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)--even Rooibos a red tea from South Africa. As a kind sales assistant named Jan Leyva explained A white tea can increase hydration and antioxidants in the body and black teas benefit cardiovascular health. Oolong teas are fragrant and promote healthy digestion. Mate teas are full of antioxidants and herbal blends have many all over health benefits. Tie that to a recent consumer report showing that the loose teas of Teavana have super high levels of antioxidants and I was on my way with a tea ball a teapot and a new approach to life. From now on my mornings start with a cup of Golden Monkey Black Tea. 28 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Fantastic Windows Everything for your windows & more Celebrating 10 Years in Parkland Featuring ALLURE Transitional Shades Blinds Shades & Shutters Custom Window Treatments Bedding & Pillows Wallcoverings Closets 7291 N. State Road 7 Parkland Riverstone Shoppes Mon-Fri 10 00-6 00 Sat 10 00-3 00 Sun Closed 954-344-9088 fantasticwindows.com WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 29 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 30 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 31 travelwise SPECIAL ADVERTISING SEC TION Travel By Lori Kenner Destinations February is the time many people get romantic. It s time for flowers chocolates jewelry and more. It s also a perfect time for a romantic getaway. R Lori Kenner is a 25 year veteran in the travel industry. She is the owner of Woodmont Travel located at Boca Express Travel 8177 Glades Road Suite 14 Boca Raton and can be reached by calling 561.451.1778 or via e-mail at lori woodmonttravel.com. omance travel can mean so many things to so many people. Right here in our backyard we have many destinations within a few hours drive that are wonderful romantic spots. Islamorada is absolutely beautiful and less than 2 hours away. cabana rental at the adults only pool and a 90 minute couples massage. If you want to drive a little further south and can afford the splurge the little gem of an island escape at Little Palm Island may be just want any couple would love. Little Palm Island is a perfect choice for a couple seeking the romance and BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 A weekend at Cheeca Lodge will include lovely dinners on the water a couples massage at the world famous 5 700 square foot spa afternoons at the poolside cabana with butler service and tv s and more. You can try the Couples Weekday Spa Escape for the best value including hotel accommodations a full day 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM allure of Bora Bora or Bali and want to get in the car rather than fly across the world. It is a 5 acre islet just 3 nautical miles off the shore just north of Key West. You will take their private boat literally to another world. The accommodations are housed in thatched bungalows have king beds canopied with netting and very South Pacific in feel. Try the Get Lost Package which includes accommodations a chilled bottle of champagne in your suite breakfast daily and a 100 spa credit per day. What can be more romantic than a ski getaway. Perhaps you can t leave immediately but you have plenty of time to plan a ski vacation even into March and enjoy some of the seasons best spring skiing. There are nonstop flights from Ft Lauderdale and Miami to Denver Vail and Salt Lake City. The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch is a great resort where you can have a room with a fireplace overlooking the mountain and enjoy all of the amenities of an alpine lodge with the comforts of a luxury resort minutes from Vail Mountain. In Utah the Waldorf Astoria Park City is an amazing resort right at the Canyons Mountain. This beautiful chalet-style resort is absolutely beautiful. If you want even more luxury you can try the St Regis or the Montage in Deer Valley but rest assured any vacation to the Park City area will be a romantic winter fantasy. February can be a great time to plan a romantic getaway to many different BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 destinations that may take more time and money to plan. River Cruises have become so popular. Imagine a week on the Rhine or Danube River. Travel through France perhaps a few days in the most Romantic City in the World Paris and then take a beautiful cruise down the Rhone River to Avignon and Provence. Plan a vacation to Bora Bora if you can get away for 10 days or more. Stay in an over the water bungalow and explore the waters of French Polynesia. If you want to venture closer to home the resorts in the Caribbean have endless choices. Couples love to travel to resorts where they can be guaranteed romance and what better way to accomplish that then finding a luxury adults only resort. Try Sandals in one of the many Caribbean locations or one of the lesser known but really luxurious resorts in the Caribbean or Mexico such as Secrets or Excellence. There are rooms with private jacuzzis plunge pools and butler service at most of these resorts and you can truly have nonstop romance sun and fun all vacation long. Whether you decide to stay near or go far away there is sure to be a destination for your new love or to rekindle the flames with your old love and come back fresh and renewed. Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas Sail Roundtrip from Ft Lauderdale to the romantic island of Bermuda June 9th 2014 for a 10 day sailing including Charleston Bermuda and the Bahamas 1019 per person based on inside stateroom. Rate does not include gov t tax 230.55 Oceanview and balcony stateroom available as well. Paul Gauguin Cruises to Tahiti and the South Pacific 50% off all 2014 and 2015 sailings including airfare roundtrip from Los Angeles. Fontainbleau Miami Special between Jan 3-April 30 2014 Discover Fontainbleau The longer you stay the more dining and spa credits you will receive Stay two nights and receive 50 spa credit and 50 dining credit Stay three nights and receive 100 spa credit and 100 dining credit Earn up to 500 in spa and dining credits for a 6 night stay Stay in a suite and the 5th night is free WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 thegoods Delight your lover with this classy Luminous Champagne Cooler ( 229). Cordless and rechargeable waterproof and durable. Perfect for brightening up backyard barbecues and setting a romantic atmosphere. With an opening for two bottles you will always keep your drinks cold. Available at LBULighting.com or locally at Light Bulbs Unlimited in Boca Raton Fort Lauderdale and North Miami Beach. You don t need to go deep sea diving to snag this hidden treasure. Breitling has created a champion of abyssal depths equipped with an exclusive magnetic pushpiece system. Get the Breitling Men s SuperOcean Chronograph Watch at Mayor s Jewelers Town Center at Boca Raton 6000 Glades Rd. Boca Raton 561.368.6022 www.mayors.com. Pamper your valentine with a W signature facial that Includes a micro peel that leaves skin feeling smooth and nourished and a Ultimate Spa Pedicure for the special price of 125. Limited time only W Salon 9561 Westview Dr. Coral Springs 954.753.7000 Wsalonspa.com. Big D s Customs is introducing its new line of Jeeps. Rev up his passion this Valentine s Day at Big Dick s Muscle Cars 5359 Nob Hill Rd. Sunrise 954.578.3735. www.bigdicksmusclecars.com. 34 Spoil your Valentine with the Black Ponte De Roma knit tunic with red silk sequin embroidered heart ( 285) from Sara Mique 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Suite B6 Coconut Creek 954.531.6800 www.saramique.com. Dazzle her with Ruby Earrings from Made With Love International Jewelry Exchange 8221 Glades Rd. Boca 561.477.1771 madewithloveincjewelry.com. These gorgeous Roberto Coin Pois Moi Cuffs and Square Rings promise to wow both modest moms and flashy fashionistas. Get the 18K yellow gold bangle with four row diamonds ( 12 600) or the simpler two-row diamond with 18k yellow gold bangle ( 8 000). Slip on the elegant double row square diamond ring in 18k yellow gold ( 3 500) at Neiman Marcus in the Boca Town Center 5860 Glades Rd. Boca Raton 561.417.5151 www.neimanmarcus.com. Set her heart ablaze with this fiery Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring set in platinum with two trillion side stones. Price available upon request at Jewels in Time 4400 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton 561.368 .1454 www.jewelsintime.com. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 35 Fashion By Denise Stirk Jatem Boutique W A little bit of leather is a big fashion trend this season hat s a girl to do when she loves business fashion and being a mommy Relocate her super cute shop on Las Olas Boulevard to family-friendly Coral Springs of course. That is exactly what San Francisco native Jamie Tobol did. She s a proud graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles. Her extensive background in the industry helps make Jatem Boutique both budget and style friendly. For the past two years Tobol and her trusty team (Carly Katz and Kristina Marie) have provided local fashionistas an unassuming spot for stocking their closets. Here is Tobol s personal take on this season s style. Are there any trends you re obsessed with this season This season the trend I am obsessed with by far is leather -- leather trim on leggings sweaters and dresses. Which fad will you never give in to The fad I will never give into is the high-waisted shorts or jeans as it isn t lattering unless you are tall and thin. What s your favorite item at Jatem right now It s always something new everyday. Anywhere from a chunky necklace as I love to accessorize or anything with leather trim... but at the moment it s a fur gray vest. What is the most worn thing in your closet Deinitely a pair of jeans. Aside from Jatem which local shops do you frequent Local shops I visit even though 90 percent is Jatem would be Victoria s Secret or Bloomingdales. Share your No. 1 fashion tip. Take the time to learn your own style and embellish it. You have to feel it from the inside out -- that s what makes it hot. Be true to yourself and don t worry what the trend is. Best way to look cool even when it s crazy hot outside Throw on a lowing maxi dress and accessorize it (with either bangles or statement necklace) to make the outit. Jatem Boutique 6240 Coral Ridge Dr. Unit 108 Coral Springs 954.755.7375 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Photography by Matt Lagrotte Make-up by Jennifer Breton Time Seal Cosmetics Denise Stirk is a Parkland resident and national lifestyle & fashion writer. 36 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Don t wait for permission to go after your dreams. Just start. 38 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 realwomen Marketing diva doesn t fear failure By Kevin Gale K A T E VOLMAN The actress best able to portray me Kate Hudson Favorite local restaurant DADA in Delray Beach but Farmer s Table in Boca is quickly becoming a favorite. Favorite beverage A shaker cup full of water or a lychee martini for cocktails. Hobbies Yoga reading writing and meeting and hanging out with creative people including friends on Kickstarter. Workout routine Gym routine early in the morning and yoga. Philosophical quote Don t wait for permission to go after your dreams. Just start. Charity work Board member of the Women s Foundation of Palm Beach County started by a friend six years ago. What s next I have been talking about writing a book for years and I am finally doing it with my team. Have an idea for our real women feature Email Editor-in-chief Kevin Gale at kevin lmgfl.com. Kate Volman Co-Founder of Marketing Divaz 399 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Suite 204 Boca Raton www.MarketingDivaz.com 888.632.3246 kate marketingdivaz.com WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 39 Current role Co-Founder of Marketing Divaz Background Eight years with the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce followed by West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Then she started Marketing Divaz saying I love business. I love marketing and I am passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. Biggest challenge Staying laser focused. Like most entrepreneurs there are unlimited opportunities that get thrown at us every day and while sometimes my first reaction is Fun. I would love to do that. I know I need to stay focused in order to reach my goals. Key business partner Business partner Jenn Schnipper who pretty much rocks. Marketing Divaz recently merged with Juicy Results and CEO Jeremy Pound has taught me a lot Volman says. Products or service Full-service internet marketing firm offering search engine optimization (SEO) social media and website development. A four-week coaching training program helps businesses implement strategies on their own. Secrets to her success Never give up and do not be afraid to fail. I had started multiple businesses prior to Marketing Divaz and although they didn t work out I always believed that I would be successful. Favorite female role model Inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner one savvy entrepreneur. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Photos by Frank Papandrea It seemed the next thing to do combining my love of dogs and planes together. Huey O Neil 40 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 people By Richard Shellene Huey O Neil s mission to save dogs one flight at a time. N A Dog s Best Friend ormally when a high school student looks to give back to the community they look for opportunities within their school or local charities such as the Humane Society. It is a rare individual that truly thinks outside of the box and looks to take to the wide blue skies. Huey O Neil a 14-year-old resident of Delray Beach and a freshman at Pine Crest High School in Boca Raton is such a person. He combines his love of flying and dogs as the youngest pilot with the Pilots N Paws Pet Rescue service. Huey was initially hooked on the idea of flying when a friend of his grandfather took him in the air for his first flight a few years ago. Instead of looking forward to his driver s license this amazing young man went for flying lessons and kept looking for excuses to get back up into the sky. It seemed the next thing to do combining my love of dogs and planes together Huey says. When he found out about Pilots N Paws it was a natural fit. Pilots N Paws (PNP) is a non-profit volunteer organization of general aviation pilots who connect with one another to provide transport to safe havens for pets in need. The organization s first official flight took place back in February of 2008. Since then it has grown to over 1 800 small plane general aviation pilots with Huey being the youngest among their ranks. Huey s first rescue flight was a flight from Milton Fla. to Kissimmee to ferry a pair of Weimaraners named Jet and Levi. It was amazing for my first flight he shares. He has since been part of six rescues with PNP including a project last October called Operation Special Delivery where over 60 pilots flew to Georgia to pick up dozens of pets and fly them to Washington D.C. where they could be ferried to safe havens across the country. Now armed with two-and-a-half years of training and over 156 hours of flight time Huey is even more enthusiastic about his work with PNP. A self-confident Huey with a rescued friend in front of his plane. Opposite Huey and his dog Abby pilot doesn t betray his age when behind the stick of a plane but when his mother Regina O Neil says he can fly as much as he wants as long as he keeps up good grades and a good attitude his youthful exuberance comes through. Really As much as I want he chimes in with a wide smile. When asked what was next for him his response was I m thinking helicopters in the summer. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 41 Are We There Yet By Dan Millot The Ferdinand Magellan s Ride into History The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is great family fun. It also houses the first national historic landmark in South Florida -- a famous train saved by a UM student and president. the rail car so much so that the second stateroom was known as Eleanor s Room. Roosevelt s last trip on the Magellan was on April 10 1945 when he traveled from Washington to Warm Springs Ga. He died two days later and the funeral train including the Ferdinand Magellan and a second car to carry the casket returned to Washington. Vice President Harry Truman became president and a year later welcomed Winston Churchill to the White House in Washington--where the two of them boarded the Magellan and headed west to Westminster College in Fulton Mo. It was there that Churchill delivered his famous Iron Curtain speech declaring that a barrier had descended across Europe. The most memorable use of the Ferdinand Magellan came in 1948 when President Truman conducted his famous whistle stop campaign logging in 21 000 miles 140 stops and 147 speeches many of them from the rear platform of the car. As the 40s bowed out and the 50s ushered in presidents began using more air travel. Truman preferred it and his successor Dwight D. Eisenhower rarely used the Magellan. He did once for a 1953 state visit to Ottawa to address Canada s Parliament and its last use came a year later when Mrs. Eisenhower traveled to Groton Conn. to christen the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus. From that point on the car shuttled around Washington parked at various rail sidings. By 1958 it was declared government surplus and seemed destined for the scrap heap. Meanwhile two years earlier a University of Miami T he Gold Coast Railroad Museum now houses more than 40 rail cars and engines making it one of the most important and interesting such museums in the country. It also houses one very special car the third in its early collection--a former presidential train saved from oblivion. Long before Air Force One transported American presidents around the country the train was the preferred mode of presidential transport dating back to Abraham Lincoln. Starting in 1928 presidents Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt leased theirs from the Pullman Company s Explorer series named after the likes of Marco Polo and David Livingston. When America entered World War II in 1941 a whole new level of security was required so the Secret Service purchased one of the cars with the intention of making it bulletproof. The Ferdinand Magellan was chosen because it had air conditioning. President Roosevelt used the railcar but he preferred flying or driving. His wife Eleanor however loved to use continued on page 44 42 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 616 West Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33311 954.564.1611 www.alliedkitchenandbath.com BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 43 visit our showroom. meet our team. be inspired. continued from page 42 Are We There Yet business major named Bill Godfrey had convinced then UM president Dr. Jay Pearson a rail enthusiast to acquire some historic rail equipment and keep it on UM s South Campus which had miles of unused track. First came a 1930s steam locomotive from the U.S. Sugar Company in Clewiston then a Jim Crow baggage passenger car and a caboose. Then Godfrey heard that the U.S. government had declared the Ferdinand Magellan surplus and convinced president Pearson to save it. UM came up with 100 and the car was on its way to Miami where the car has remained ever since with two exceptions. The first came during the Cuban Missile Crisis when the U.S. government forced UM to relocate the museum to Fort Lauderdale so that it could use the land for a CIA listening post. The museum returned when the land in Fort Lauderdale was needed to build I-595. The second time came in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan used the car for a 120-mile rail trip through Ohio. Because of security concerns the president made speeches from the back of the car but didn t travel in it. He would fly by helicopter to each location where he was scheduled to speak. The car remains available for use by any sitting president if he (or she) requests it. Prior to its Reagan outing the Ferdinand Magellan was finally placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978--the first thing in South Florida to ever receive that designation. Today the Ferdinand Magellan is back to its prime having been recently restored--including re-creating the same podium for the rear of the car Truman used on his 1948 whistle-stop campaign. You can see how when used by presidents it was a full service operation with a small living room staterooms for the president and First Lady (Eleanor s Room) and space for a traveling staff of chef and steward. The dining room also used as a conference room was where Truman played poker with his cronies. About the Florida Gold Coast Rail Museum The Florida Gold Coast rail Museum is located adjacent to Zoo Miami and open seven days a week. Admission is 8 for adults and 6 for children and a guided tour of the Ferdinand Magellan is available ( 2 extra). Small gauge train rides are available daily ( 2.50). On some weekends (call first) you can ride the big trains in coach or caboose ( 6) or inside the locomotive cab itself ( 12). The rides last about 25 minutes. Visitors to Zoo Miami get free admission to the rail museum. There is also free admission on the first Saturday of each month though all special rides still cost extra. Gold Coast Railroad Museum 12450 S.W. 152nd Street Miami Open Weekdays 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Open Weekends 11 a.m. 4 p.m. 305-253-0063 or gcrm.org Inside History The Ferdinand Magellan rail car pictured on page 36 had wellappointed interior spaces including (top) the President s Stateroom leading to the speaker s podium Eleanor s Room (middle) and flooring details (bottom) from the chef s galley. 44 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Jan_Last Minute Mag_3.5x10 1 14 14 10 45 AM Page 1 BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER Daringly Traditional. You crave it. We serve it. Turkey Avocado Sandwich Slow roasted turkey breast avocado arugula tomato with lemon garlic aioli. Exclusively at TooJay s Gourmet Deli Since 1981 TooJay s Gourmet Deli has been delighting diners with an exciting and eclectic menu for breakfast lunch and dinner. When the craving strikes indulge in authentic NY Style deli sandwiches or settle in with slow roasted turkey old fashioned pot roast and other time honored comfort food favorites. Friendly professional service is a part of every meal so make plans today to join us for a little taste of home . Legendary desserts carrot cake black & whites chocolate Killer Cake. Boca Raton Polo Shops (561) 241-5903 Regency Court Plaza (561) 997-9911 Glades Plaza (561) 392-4181 Locations also in Plantation Coral Springs Boynton Beach and West Palm Beach www.toojays.com BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 45 feature By Ivette Figueroa Planning the perfect Valentine s Day date Crane s BeachHouse W ashed in natural light dressed in tropical d cor and home to dozens of palm trees Crane s BeachHouse Hotel & Tiki Bar captures the flavor of sultry Key West--right in the heart of downtown Delray Beach. most gorgeous mansions tried my hand at a couple rounds of mini golf at Putt n Around and rounded off the evening dancing at Il Bacio a hot little restaurant and lounge that could rival any Miami nightclub. Still my favorite part was retreating from the hustle and bustle of the strip to the quiet comfort of my suite at Crane s. The rooms are tropical-chic with wicker furniture and light pastel colors. The king-sized fourposter featherbed is as heavenly as it sounds. This boutique hotel is perfect for a couple s getaway and on Valentine s Day they are stepping it up a notch by offering several packages for lovers. In addition to staying in their luxury suites guests can add a beach picnic or breakfast in bed package to their stay. They can also set the mood for your romantic getaway with champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and even a trail of rose petals from the door to the bed. As I stepped past the wrought iron gate baring its namesake bird of paradise I knew I had found a special place. From its beach-themed murals to secret fountains tucked into every nook this intimate refuge invites you to relax and let go of your worldly troubles. I felt every knotted inch of stress melt away and the complimentary drinks at the Tiki Bar helped too. At night the sleepy retreat comes alive with the sounds of island music and bubbling laughter as couples and travelers leave the sanctuary of their rooms to socialize by the bar. And being only a block away from busy Atlantic Avenue there are plenty of options for post-cocktail wanderings. Not only is this little slice of paradise walking distance from the beach but you can also easily while away an afternoon browsing through the local restaurants and shops that line the strip. I opted for a narrated yacht tour of the Intracoastal s WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 47 feature Here are eight more date options from old-fashioned fun to lavish engagements to help make your Valentine s Day a night to remember. iPic The OldFashioned Dinner and a movie are always the classic date night standbys. Combine the two with an evening at iPic Theater or Cinemark Palace Premier in Boca Raton for a fancy twist that will please your leading lady or guy this Valentine s Day. Or consider renting an indoor or backyard movie screen and having an old-fashioned drivein for two. FunFlicks offers inflatable movie screen rentals of various sizes starting at 299 plus you can chip in for an old school popcorn machine ( 50) to get that authentic 1950s feel. If music be the food of love then check out a couple of Valentine s Day concerts around town. FAU is hosting a DooWop Oldies night at the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium ( 39- 75) in Boca Raton or you can listen to the sultry sounds of Roseanne Vitro s smooth jazz vocals at the Arts Garage ( 25- 45) in Delray Beach. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale is hosting Darlene Love s Valentine s Concert ( 37.50- 47.50) -- a trip back in time with the popular hits of this 1960s American sweetheart. Andrea Bocelli s Valentine s Day Concert Darlene Love s Valentine s Concert 48 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM On the Waterfront Living in South Florida means that you re never far away from the water so take advantage this Valentine s Day and your date will be smooth sailing. Delray offers some picturesque vistas with a carriage tour along the Intracoastal. Opt for the short jaunt (30-35 minutes) for 60 or the extended stroll (40-45 minutes) for 80. The tour makes a stop at CityPlace where you can take in some shopping people watch or satisfy your sweet tooth at Sloan s Ice Cream Parlor. If sailing is more your speed there are several sunset cruises available that leave from Fort Lauderdale and offer fine dining options. Make your reservations with Serenity Yacht Cruises Hollywood Beach Cruises or Tropicalsailing ( 45- 90). Or try a more intimate option with Gondola West a six-passenger vessel departing from the Bahia Mar Hotel in Fort Lauderdale for an hour and half voyage ( 30) along America s Venice a.k.a. The New River. Tropicalsailing A Day of Pampering If you want to go that extra mile consider renting a limo for the night. Many limo services offer packages for Valentine s Day including champagne long stem roses and chocolates ( 299 for 5 hours at A Family Limousine). Melt her heart with fondue for two at The Melting Pot. The Melting Pot has a special Ultimate Romance Package that is offered year- round that includes a four-course lobster dinner a dozen roses a pair of champagne flutes (you can keep) and a bottle of wine or champagne to share. The evening is capped off with a commemorative photo to capture the special moment. And if you really want to pull out all the stops roll out the red carpet for your lover at Andrea Bocelli s Valentine s Day Concert ( 75- 375) exclusively at the BB&T Center. This world-renowned Italian tenor is a legend among popular and classical music with an emphasis on love songs. _ Melting Pot BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 49 familyissues By Jennifer Altieri Motivate No Inspire What do Albert Einstein Lady Gaga and Jim Carrey Have in Common hat secrets do the lives and careers of Einstein Gaga and Carrey hold that can positively influence our parenting The key is passion. They each followed their unique dreams. They tapped into their inspiration which lead them to personal fulfillment and success. Every child is unique and born with the opportunity to grow into his or her personal best. Each one of us and each of our children are given a light to shine. That light is our inspiration and it comes from within. Inspiration is different from motivation. Inspiration is an inside job. Motivation is more about doing something for a reward or punishment it includes doing something because you don t want to encounter negative results. Motivation may drive you to accomplish tasks you may not really want to be doing. Inspiration is the substance dreams are made of. It s where passion lives. Passion and inspiration live in the heart of every child and somewhere in the heart of the adults they grow into. Why is it that we limit these dreams to the degree that 70% of Americans are unhappy in the workplace Let s guide our children to follow their dreams and be one of the passionate 30%. Identify their passions. In the busy and overscheduled world of a child today they may not even know themselves what their dreams are. Help them find their unique inspiration and focus on possibilities not limits. W Jennifer Altieri is a mom of two NLP Life Coach Passion Test Facilitator Parent Educator Founder of Hope Inrheart and author of WHY ARE YOU YELLING A Parent s Guide To Raising Kids Without Raising Your Voice. www. hopeinrheart.com Think outside the box. Einstein didn t accomplish any of his world-changing discoveries by thinking about limitations. Lady Gaga didn t create her expressive style or success by conforming. Imagination is more important than knowledge. --Albert Einstein Encourage imagination at every age. Think twice before giving the grow up and get a real job lecture. Remember when Steve Jobs was first pitching his new big out-of-the-box ideas nobody would take him seriously. Think Big. There was a time when Jim Carrey lived in his car. He had big ideas and saw a big future seeing far past his limiting circumstances. Early in his career Jim carried around a check he made out to himself for 10 000 000 and dreamed it would become real by Thanksgiving 1995. It did. Make time to help your child follow his or her passions. Time is a beautiful way to show your love. Turn your cell off and shut down the iPads. Sometimes time spent creating dreams can mean money spent as well. If you re focused on saving for colleges not fueling inspiration relax. This doesn t have to mean a lot of money. Be creative. Read books together related to the dream or watch inspiring movies where characters overcome limiting beliefs. You can still research favorite college choices and plan properly. Dreams sometimes require scholarships but what they really require are attention to detail clarity focus and intention. Here is my challenge to parents (myself included) Stay open and supportive of your child s dreams even when you can t yet see their vision. If you feel the overwhelming need to step in and limit do your child a favor limit their sugar intake and leave their dreams alone. 50 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 51 Pippin ................................................... Presented by The Boca Raton Theatre Guild Inc. this musical uses the premise of a mysterious performance troupe led by a leading player to tell the story of Pippin a young prince on his search for meaning and significance (Rated R). Held on Feb. 1 9 at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park 300 S. Military Trail Boca Raton. Tickets are 35. For more info call 561.347.3948. Feb. 1-9 Feb. 5 2nd Annual City With A Heart Expo ................................... Feb. 7-9 The City of Boca Raton Community Relations Board presents the second annual City With A Heart event on Feb. 5 from 6 p.m. 8 p.m. The expo will highlight volunteer opportunities for high school students and all community members at non-profit organizations in Boca Raton. The expo will take place at the Spanish River Library & Community Center 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd. Boca Raton. For more info call Kathleen Maxwell at 561.393.7743. The 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest held on Feb. 7 9 is a gourmet food & entertainment event that celebrates the Art of Garlic. The three-day event features live entertainment and professional cooking competitions and demonstrations. Plus families can enjoy recreational and educational activities as well as heavenly garlic goodies available at the Gourmet Alley Food Court. Admission 20. Located between North Swinton Avenue and the grounds of the Historical Old School Square. For more info visit dbgarlicfest.com. Garlic Fest ................................................. Feb. 16 Arts Spark Kids Fest ...................... This interactive festival of the arts for kids features the creative performing and visual arts. Explore your inner musician dancer actor and artist at this inaugural event and find your creative voice. Admission price ( 7 for kids 16 and under) includes handson workshops performances demonstrations make & takes and more. Held on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. 4 p.m. at Sugar Sand Park 300 Military Trail Boca Raton. For more info call 561.347.3900. The Kazoobie Kazoo Show with Rick Hubbard ............................ Feb. 16 Headlining the Arts Spark Kids Fest this show gets the entire family involved. Kids join Rick Hubbard onstage to perform. Rick plays guitar banjo steel drum slide whistle and best of all the kazoo. For the grand finale of the show everyone in the audience receives a free kazoo. Catch the show on Feb. 16 at 12 p.m. 1 30 p.m. & 3 p.m. Admission is 7 for adults 6 for kids 12 & under. For more info call 561.347.3948. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 52 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Feb. 22 17th Annual Chili Cook-off ............................ Watch the bravest cooks in town battle over bragging rights for the best traditional new age and vegetarian chili recipes. Sample each batch and help choose the People s Choice winner Held on Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Delray Beach GreenMarket 20 N. Swinton Ave. Delray Beach. For more info call 561.276.7511. Feb. 22 Family Splash Games ................................. Looking for some new activities for the family Well look into Family Splash Games with the City of Delray Beach Pompey Pool. Enjoy fun and exciting aquatic games like Water Basketball Underwater Hockey Watermelon Relays and more. Held on Feb. 22 from 12 p.m. 3 p.m. at Pompey Park Pool 1101 NW 2nd St. Delray Beach. Admission 3 for adults 2 for kids and seniors. Feb. 22 Hobbit Skate Tournament ...................................... The 6th Annual Hobbit Skate Off will be held on Feb. 22 from 3 p.m. 6 p.m. Enjoy live music prizes giveaways food and fun Skate Jam will include a beginner intermediate and advanced levels and local skate vendors will be on hand for all your skateboarding needs. Hobbit Skate Park 505 SE 5th Ave. Delray Beach. Entry fee is 5 for all skaters. For more info call Christian Smith at 561.243.7158. Feb. 22-23 Viva Florida Viva Flamenco .............................. Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the European discovery of Florida by Juan Ponce de Leon Flamenco Puro Dance Company dazzles with a display of colorful costumes castanets twirling fans soulful song and the virtuosity of the flamenco guitar. Experience the high energy and passion for the art that defines Spanish dance from Andalusia on Feb. 22 & 23 at 2 p.m. at the Willow Theatre 300 S. Military Trail. Admission is 20. For more info call 561.347.3948. Feb. 28 Red Hot Patriot ...................................... Presented by The Women s Theatre Project this play tells the story of Molly Ivins a famous Texan newspaper columnist and best-selling author who skewered the political establishment and the gold ol boys with her sharp-tongued wit unforgettable humor and wisdom (Rated R). Held at the Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park 300 S. Military Trail on Feb. 28 March 16. Admission is 25. For more info call 561.347.3948. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 53 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 kidslife Sandpiper Shores Elementary Sandpiper Shores Elementary School December kept the kindergarten students extremely busy learning about subtraction energy and holidays around the world. By reading and writing daily students have increased their stamina and writing skills. First graders have been very busy learning non-fiction texts and preparing to do their class experiments for the science fair. The second grade team kicked off December with a field trip to see The Nutcracker ballet at Olympic Heights High School performed by the Boca Ballet Company. Afterwards the students went to South County Regional Park for a picnic lunch and playground fun. Third graders recently completed their winter diagnostics in reading math and science. Fourth grade students took a Journey through Nonfiction Reading and its Structures where they developed a deeper understanding of what an author is trying to teach them when reading nonfiction texts. And fifth graders have been reading non-fiction texts and practicing reading comprehension strategies such as chunking which is finding the main idea of a text and summarizing it to help them learn about their topic. All our students enjoyed celebrating Holidays Around the World where they learned how other countries celebrate the holidays and about special foods that people eat festivals and traditions they observe. All the classes also worked hard on their science fair projects which were due the second week of January. School Report Card The following schools received an A rating by the Florida Department of Education A.D. Henderson University School & FAU High School Addison Mizner Elementary School Boca Raton Charter School Boca Raton Community Middle School Calusa Elementary School Del Prado Elementary School Don Estridge High Tech Middle School Eagles Landing Middle School J.C. Mitchell Elementary School Loggers Run Community Middle School Morikami Park Elementary School Omni Middle School Sandpiper Shores Elementary School S.D. Spady Elementary School Sunrise Park Elementary School Verde Elementary School Waters Edge Elementary School Whispering Pines Elementary School 54 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 E D U C AT I O N CHARACTER LEADERSHIP The world needs artists who perform heart surgery and judges who write poetry. Dr. Dana Markham President A Pine Crest student may be a nationally recognized scholar a fierce competitor on the field and court and a master of visual and performing arts. A Pine Crest graduate is a well-prepared contributor who collaborates and innovates with a creative mindful approach. Our School is an independent school best known for its strong tradition robust academics and vast array of extracurricular activities. Our Fort Lauderdale campus serves students in grades Pre-K through 12 and our Boca Raton campus serves students in grades Pre-K through 8. OR WWW.PINECREST.EDU BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 55 888.317.9212 sportsadvice By Scott Feller Skillful Chipping & Pitching Scott Feller a PGA member since 1995 is the Director of the Golf Club Course at Broken Sound. He has worked at Broken Sound Club for nine years following an international career as well as other positions in the U.S. He trained in Thailand for a position with David Leadbetter one of the premier instructors in the world. He holds a four-year degree from the University of Delaware and a degree from the San Diego Golf Academy. Tee-Up Great Par-Save Opportunities The excitement and fascination of golf is that every on-course experience is full of interesting challenges that require ever-changing strategy and skills to better your score. You can have an impressive impact on your par-save opportunities when you know how to address your chip shots and pitch shots. CHIP SHOT Minimum airtime maximum ground time A chip shot is played from close to the green and the ball is in the air only a short amount of time the point is to get the ball onto the surface of the green and let it roll toward the cup. Most of a chip shot is roll. The proper way to address chip shots is to put the ball back in your stance while putting a little more weight on your front foot. Your hands should be in the middle of your stance which will put them ahead of the golf ball and give you a natural forward press without having to actually press your hands forward. This is crucial to hitting solid chip shots. This moves your center of gravity forward promoting the sharp descending blow you want on chips and pitches. In this position you will swing the club using your shoulders and arms. Your wrists are to remain relaxed but you want to limit their use during the shot. Control the distance of your shot by the length of your backswing. Vary your club selection to adjust the amount of carry and roll for different shots. PITCH SHOT Maximum airtime minimum ground time A pitch shot is played with a highly lofted club that is designed to go a short distance with a high trajectory. Pitch shots are usually played into the green when a full swing with your most lofted club will go too far. The pitch shot is in the air for most of its distance with much less roll once it hits the ground. You want to be sure that the ball position is in the middle to slightly forward of center in your stance. Since a pitch shot uses a longer backswing than a chip you will use more wrist in your backswing than on your chip shots. One of the keys to consistently good pitching is keeping your chest turned toward the target on the through-swing. Your arms and shoulders follow your chest not vice versa. If your chest moves away from the ball on the backswing your shoulders and arms also move. Therefore if your chest moves back toward the target your shoulders and arms will follow. This positive momentum is what propels the ball. By trying to hit with your chest on pitch shots I promise you ll make better contact with the ball and hit it closer to the hole giving yourself more parsave opportunities. 56 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 European imported Hunters Jumpers Equitation horses and ponies for sale and lease Open 7 days a week Covered arena measures 225 x 112 Air-conditioned glass viewing area Summer & Holiday Programs Beginner through advanced riding lessons Personalized riding programs 25 acre facility South Florida s Premier Equestrian Training & Showing Facility 6670 NW 82nd Terrace Parkland Florida 33067 954.757.1119 www.PineHollowFlorida.com BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 57 lifetimes pets Looking for unconditional love this Valentine s Day Look no further than these adorable adoptables By Ivette Figueroa Be-Mine Pumpkin is a sweet little pocket puppy full of love and energy. She is 8 months old and only 28 lbs. When fully grown she will be around 30-35 lbs. Pumpkin is an American Pit Bull Terrier with a beautiful auburn orange color with white markings and she has cute radar ears. She gets along great with all dogs and cats Pumpkin is spayed microchipped vaccinated and on monthly flea tick heartworm prevention. She is being fostered in Pompano Beach FL. Contact kate ladyluckanimalrescue.com or call 754.366.3669 for more info. Sasha is a gorgeous 8-month-old kitten with a lush brown tabby coat. She looks like she is wearing black eyeliner which frame her beautiful golden-green eyes. She is an active huntress that loves toys kitty condos and looking out the window. She would do great in a single pet home or with someone that can give her a slow introduction to new animals. Sasha is spayed microchipped and vaccinated. She is being fostered in Boca Raton FL. Contact kate ladyluckanimalrescue.com or call 754.366.3669 for more info. Maxwell is a truly sweet dog. He is approximately 2 years old and 48 lbs. mix of pitbull and shepherd. He is very obedient docile housebroken and great with other pets and people. He was found by a good Samaritan who blanketed the area with flyers but no one has called for him. He is currently being boarded at a vet s office. Besides being in good health Maxwell is neutered up-to-date on his vaccinations and ready for a loving family. For info on how to adopt Maxwell (and others) contact K94U Rescue at 954.344.5298 adopt k94urescue.com or visit www.k94urescue.com. Audi and his brother Beamer were rescued last April from Broward County Animal Services. They had severe demodex secondary skin infections and no fur. We weren t even sure what color their coats were They were nursed back to health with the help of their great foster mom. Beamer was placed in his new home a while ago leaving Audi without his brother... until recently Audi found his forever home on January 11 He is a new resident of Sunrise and his human dad is very happy Chrissie and her siblings Janet and Jack were only 2-3 weeks old when they were brought to Lady Luck Animal Rescue. The vet tech offered to bottle-feed them until they were weaned and eating on their own. The three babies grew to be big gorgeous very social kitties. Janet and Jack were adopted to great homes last year and now Chrissie has found a place of her own The vet who helped bottle-feed the siblings referred one of her clients and Chrissie went to her new home on January 9. She is now happily living with two four-legged siblings and two humans. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 58 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 59 beautynews David J. Levens MD PA FACS Mommy Makeover David J. Levens MD PA FACS in practice in Coral Springs for 24 years is a graduate of MIT and Columbia University-College of Physicians and Surgeons. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery he has been named a Top Doctor in Castle Connolly s national ratings for 2011 2012 and 2013. 954-752-1020. www. drlevens.com aving children is a blessing but maternal body changes with pregnancy can be unsettling for even the most gratified mothers. While some women are fortunate to regain their prepartum body shape for many others there can be undesirable breast and abdominal changes. Exercise and returning to baseline weight can go a long way to improving these areas and helping a new mother feel better both physically and mentally however often a little extra help is needed. Exercise does not tighten stretched abdominal skin nor bring together separated abdominal muscles or reverse breast droopiness which is more common with larger breast size prior to pregnancy and can be worsened with nursing. (Although there may be cosmetic consequences with nursing it is healthier both for mother and child so it s best to at least try ) The popular term mommy makeover has been used to describe various combinations of surgical procedures to improve both breast and abdominal appearance after childbirth. For the breasts additional volume using implants (saline or silicone) may be all that is needed when the breasts have deflated but are not too droopy. Sometimes volume reduction is needed but most commonly both augmentation to restore volume and lifting to eliminate droopiness is called for. For the abdomen if the muscles have not separated much (diastasis recti) and there is not much excess skin but mostly stubborn H fat accumulation liposuction alone may achieve the goal of improved contour. However if there has been more stretching during pregnancy and or there is significant loose skin a full or mini-tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) may be best. Ideally candidates for a mommy makeover should wait until they are pretty certain they won t be having more children. Pregnancy is certainly possible after abdominoplasty but the positive effects can be lost. Similarly future pregnancy can reverse the improvements after breast procedures and nursing can be compromised. A plastic surgeon can advise which type of makeover is most appropriate. The goal is to choose the least invasive procedure(s) that will correct the problem. Abdominoplasty involves a low bikini line incision with removal of stretched skin and deep sutures to tighten and narrow the diastasis between the abdominal muscles and restablish the belly button (umbilicus). A mini-abdominoplasty is for women with mostly a problem below the umbilicus in which case a more limited procedure can be performed with a shorter bikini line scar and no scar at the belly button. Most patients have moderate discomfort for three to five days and return to work social activity in 10 to 14 days with no abdominal exercises for 6 weeks. If only abdominal liposuction is required incisions are tiny and patients return to work social activity in three to five days. Breast lift surgery requires longer incisions and slightly longer recovery times than simple breast augmentation. Most mommy makeover patients are between their mid 30 s and mid 50 s. So if the blessings of children and the joy of receiving loving Valentine s Day gifts from your kids are not enough to cheer you you might want to consider giving yourself a gift for all of your efforts by looking into a mommy makeover tailored to your specific needs. 60 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 61 askthedoctor By Dr. Jennifer Lagrotte DMFT LMHC LMFT Love Advice Working out your relationship issues Dear Dr. Jen I really need a reality check from someone outside of my circle of friends and family. I have been married for ive years and have two children under the age of ive. I know we love each other but we struggle so much to keep our relationship going. I feel as if I am the only one trying in our relationship. I really want things to work with him and I also want to ind a way to stop hating him all the time. What should I do Yours truly I Hate My Husband Dear I Hate My Husband I want to assure you that you do not need a reality check and the feelings that you have are validated. I hear that you love your husband but that life family stress etc. are getting in the way of your love. There is no such thing as a perfect spouse but here are some guidelines to help you out on your way to a better relationship Talk about what bothers you about your spouse. Many times your spouse is not actually aware of the habits that are bothering you. Also you need to remember to accept criticism as well. If you feel that your spouse needs to make some changes chances are that your spouse also wants you to make some changes in yourself. Ask them about what changes they feel you can make to better yourself. Remember the changes suggested by both should be reasonable changes. Work together to better yourselves for each other. Do not expect your spouse to give 100 percent all the time while you stand at the sidelines judging them every time they slip. Rather than criticizing or stressing share workloads with parenting and household chores. Let him make mistakes and do it his way. It might not be what you would do but he is trying. Stand in each other s shoes once in a while to understand each other better. If you will always react to situations based on your own viewpoint then you will ignore your spouse s side of the story. This will add to stress and make your spouse the villain in your marriage. Make sure that you both make couple time for each other. Plan a date night even if it is at home to work on your relationship. And remember that you do love this person and it is life that is getting in the way of your relationship. If you feel as if you need additional help then seeking a professional therapist to work on your relationship might be a good option for you. Dr. Jennifer Lagrotte DMFT LMHC LMFT has been in practice since 2004 and is a pioneer in online therapy solutions. Her office is located in Coral Springs where she specializes in families couples and parental issues. Visit her at www. facetofacetherapy. com. 62 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 Join us for Pap s Annual Corps Event Every Step Brings Us Closer to a Cure for All Cancers Be Proactive Share this day with your friends It includes Coffee bagels and more on arrival Entertainment Tee Shirt and water Special caps for all participants who raise 125 in sponsorship donations A safe walk through the FAU Campus Access to doctors and medical staff from 14th Annual Walkathon FAU Campus in Boca Raton Saturday March 15 2014 8 30 a.m. Registration Fee 20 per person Commemorative Markers 20 per marker BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 To register online visit www.papcorps.org WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 63 mindmatters By Amy Demner Ph.D. LMHC Dr. Amy Demner has more than 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and board certified clinical sexologist. She works with individuals couples and families needing support in child teen problems parenting intimacy stress anger management grief divorce adjustment anxiety and depression. To contact Dr. Amy email info lifepubs.com. n Valentine s Day those in a new relationship or without one may find themselves in the precarious situation of either declaring or finding a love. I wonder just how many people upgrade their status to in a relationship on that day Valentine s Day is far from the only time singles feel pressure to be coupled. A wedding invitation a family gathering the prom a ticking biological clock or fear of growing old by yourself are examples of how being alone can feel... lonely. But when Mr. Right-for-Now turns into Mr. WrongForever this choice can be detrimental and permanent. Here are a couple of questions to consider before beginning the search. _ Do you know what you re looking for Many people spend more time preparing to purchase a car than they do for choosing a partner. We all have heard stories about unexpected romances that flourished into lifelong unions. Or how when a couple met they instantly knew they had found their soul mate. But typically that s not the case. Sometimes dating helps to clarify what we don t want. Other times we find exactly what we re looking for. An example of this is when someone is unhappy in a relationship but fearful that there s no one better out there. These out-of-the-door flings tend to be short lived which might be just what both people are looking for. Some people are very certain about what they re looking for and even have a list of criteria to prove it. Dating websites thrive on offering you a perfect match on paper. He has to be the one for me Look he fits 9 out of the 10 points AND we re the same sign. I have seen many people in counseling because attraction was the missing point. When asked who they dated before they got married an impish smile crosses their face. Fun adventurous and sexy. The words used to describe their spouse Nice dependable and good parent. From the look on their faces boring is probably on that list too. Everything else works so well I thought it would just happen... Unfortunately that s not how it works. Without that spark and passion eventually one if not both partners find themselves despondent when considering a lifetime without the exhilaration and just plain fun of being O Mr. Right-for-Now intimate and naughty with someone. _ Are you feeling desperate Following a divorce or break-up you may feel rejected like a failure ready to spread your wings or depressed and lonely. One of the quickest fixes is finding someone who you had feelings for in the past. Facebook has made it easy to reconnect with an old flame from high school or college. Diving into a new relationship is intoxicating and these feelings can immediately erase the pain of the break-up. It s not just adults who feel frustrated and disheartened about finding love. The pressure on teens to be in a relationship is huge. I once saw a young man whose goal was to have a girlfriend before high school ended actually the goal was to go to college a nonvirgin. Knowing how important emotional connections were to him I voiced my concern. He shrugged his shoulders and said I really don t care about me. As trite as it sounds if you want to be loved you first have to love yourself. If you don t care about yourself no one else will. This may sound like a waste of time but in the long run wooing yourself may actually help you find that special someone. _ Want to find love Try looking inside yourself. To your surprise the same problems you had in past relationships seem to crop up out of nowhere. Ugg men. They re all the same. Maybe it s YOU who is the same. And why wouldn t you be If you don t take some time in between relationships for some soul searching into your role in the failed relationship your flawed self will eventually reappear. Instead of searching for love try instead to search for the obstacles and barriers you ve created about love. Here are some barriers you may have constructed. Take a moment to identify your own. _ Risk-free love Building a protective wall is often the subconscious way of keeping past hurt out of current relationships. The problem here is that when you wall-off the bad emotions you also block out the good ones. Loving someone requires taking a leap of faith. You will feel vulnerable you may be rejected but if you settle for something safe you won t derive the benefit of letting yourself be seen and growing with your partner. _ Ego-driven love Self-centered love is like a two-year-old stamping her feet I want what I want when I want it. The immediate gratification of being adored getting what you need at the time impressing others has nothing to do with anyone but YOU. Unless your partner enjoys being a backdrop to your show eventually he ll ask What about me Whether you re in a relationship or flying solo this Valentine s Day love the one you re with even if it s just you. BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 64 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 65 nutritionnews By Pamela Ofstein. MS RD LDN Nutrition at Heart T Pamela Ofstein a resident of Parkland s Whittier Oaks is a registered and licensed dietitian. As a consultant dietitian she contributes healthrelated information to different media venues including magazines radio web videos and television and to local physicians and associations promoting health and well-being to the public sector. She can be reached at info lifepubs.com. his month it is time to show your heart some love and there is no better way than not working it so hard and improving your overall health. Your heart wants to pump strong and you can help by taking care of one of your most precious muscles. Both women and men face the risk of cardiovascular disease (heart disease). Some risk factors (sex age and heredity) of heart disease are difficult to control but changing your lifestyle can treat several of them. Simple changes like diet and exercise to your daily routine can really make a difference. By limiting stress on your heart with a few nutrition changes you can help improve heart health. What can you do to keep your heart beating strong I Watch the Sodium (salt) If you haven t already put that saltshaker away. That alone can lower a large amount of salt intake daily. The majority of food has salt in it so it is tough to omit salt completely. The American Heart Association recommends foods with little or no salt to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and to aim to eat less than 1 500 milligrams (mg) of sodium per day. That is a big stretch from the upper tolerable limits of 2 300 mg per day that most of us are familiar with. Look for foods (labels) with less than 100 mg per serving (the lower the better). And remember processed and manufactured foods tend to have more sodium than natural whole foods. eggs organ meats whole milk and dairy basically foods that are animal products. Vegetables fruits egg whites legumes whole grains non-fat dairy are good options for keeping cholesterol intake low. I Trans Fat is Not Where It s At Trans fat is one thing we don t need to supply to our body. Trans fat is an unhealthy substance also known as trans fatty acid which is made through the chemical process of hydrogenation of oils it s basically used to enhance flavor texture and shelf life of processed foods. Trans fat raises the LDL bad cholesterol and lowers the HDL good cholesterol. It is recommended to consume less than 1% of daily calories. The best way to limit trans fat is to read labels. Focus on foods labeled zero trans fat and labels that don t include ingredients such as hydrogenated oils. I Go Low with Cholesterol Too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular disease but you can help lower your cholesterol by combining some lifestyle changes. Your diet activity and weight can affect your levels. Eating more whole foods (fruits vegetables whole grains lean proteins & healthy fats) getting or keeping active and maintaining a healthy weight can help. Try to eat less than 200 mg of cholesterol daily. Foods that are high in cholesterol include whole I Drink to Your Heart When it comes to heart health drink water. Drinking alcohol in excess does not keep your heart pumping strong. Drinking too much can raise blood pressure and contribute to increasing triglyceride levels and obesity. I Exercise Physical activity is good for your heart It helps to reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Keeping physically active can help keep the heart pumping So what can you eat that is good for your heart You can help keep your heart healthy by eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like salmon tuna and mackerel soluble fiber foods (bran oatmeal beans fruits barley) healthy fats (unsalted nuts olive oil avocado & sunflower oil) plant sterols (phytochemicals found in plants) low fat dairy lean meats and fruits and vegetables. By watching your sodium cholesterol trans fat (saturated fat too) and alcohol intake plus getting physically active you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and your heart will thank you BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 66 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Consequences of Fad Diets When I heard you had a cancellation I rearranged my schedule so I could come in today. Wendy was obviously excited about seeing me. Thank you for fitting me in. I spend over 80 minutes with each new patient so I have to limit the number of new patients I see each week otherwise there wouldn t be any time to take care of my established patients. Dr. Woliner I understand completely. I just want to get better. Tell me more. Ever since high school I ve been on one diet or another. Up until the last five years or so I was always able to drop 20-30 pounds no problem [1]. But But I d always gain it back and now even when I starve myself I can t lose an ounce Yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism. 65% of the weight lost is just water and muscle [2]. Not only do crash dieters lose their hair get gallstones and gain their weight back within a year they increase their cortisol levels so much that makes it hard to ever lose weight again [3]. I continued So what diets have you done What haven t I done you mean Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig of course. Diet clinics prescribed appetite suppressants laxatives and diuretics [4]. I even did over a dozen of the fad diets that are touted in Women s World Weekly. Sprinkling Sensa on my food hCG shots and diet cookies you buy from the kiosk at the mall. I hate to admit it but I m one of the ones that fell for that Kimkins scam. Heidi Diaz a.k.a. Kimberly Drake had a lot of people fooled with her after pictures which were lifted of off Russian Bride websites [5]. The trick all these diets use is that starvation itself causes a lack of appetite [6]. SNATT is what they call it. Slightly Nauseous All The Time. Nausea was only part of my troubles. At 37 my periods stopped early and my GYN is convinced that all these fad diets had something to do with it. My heart even started skipping a beat my doc said QT-something ... Prolonged QT interval. That s serious some people have died from that [7]. Ironically the most dangerous time is when you start eating again after prolonged dieting. Dr. Woliner I m through with all those pill-mill diet clinics. So many of them wouldn t let me use my drug plan instead they forced me to buy overpriced drugs right from their office. I m coming here because I know how important it is to see a boardcertified doctor one that still goes to the hospital in case I need you. I finished my exam. In addition to measuring your metabolic rate I also want to send a note to your primary care physician to coordinate care. Wendy s metabolic rate was minus 16% indicative of a slow metabolism [8]. Blood tests confirmed CENTRAL HYPOTHYROIDISM (suppressed TSH) INSULIN RESISTANCE (elevated HOMA-IR) and ADRENAL FATIGUE (high cortisol) [9]. I then prescribed a comprehensive plan of behavior changes diet modification exercise supplements and even some medications [10]. Three months later she came back to check her progress. Dr. Woliner I m no longer shedding hair in the shower but better yet the scale is starting to move. Just this last month I lost another six pounds REFERENCES [1] Roberts DC. Quick weight loss sorting fad from fact. Med J Aust. 2001 Dec 3-17 175(1112) 637-40. [2] Yang MU Van Itallie TB. Composition of weight lost during short-term weight reduction. Metabolic responses of obese subjects to starvation and low-calorie ketogenic and nonketogenic diets. J Clin Invest. 1976 Sep 58(3) 722-30. [3] Trozak DJ. Letter Hair loss after therapy with chorionic gonadotropin. Arch Dermatol. 1976 Jul 112(7) 1035. Yo-yo dieting promotes gallstones. Health News. 1999 Apr 15 5(5) 5. Ballin JC White PL. Fallacy and hazard. Human chorionic gonadotropin500-calorie diet and weight reduction. JAMA. 1974 Nov 4 230(5) 693-4. [4] Pi-Sunyer FX. Dietary practices in obesity. Bull N Y Acad Med. 1982 Apr 58(3) 263-74. [5] Wood D. Kimkins Diet Rolls On Despite Founder s Excess Poundage. Feb 25 2008. http www.consumeraffairs.com news04 2008 02 kimkins.html [6] Andik I et al. The effect of starvation on food intake and selection. Acta Physiol Hung. 1951 2(3-4) 363-8. [7] Petrov DB. Starvation diets as a cause of acquired long QT syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 2009 Apr 7 150(7) 501. [8] Bradfield RB Jourdan M. Energy expenditure of obese women during weight loss. Am J Clin Nutr. 1972 Oct 25(10) 971-5. [9] Grant AM et al. Thyroidal hormone metabolism in obesity during semi-starvation. Clin Endocrinol(Oxf). 1978 Sep 9(3) 227-31. Tomiyama AJ et al. Low calorie dieting increases cortisol. Psychosom Med. 2010 May 72(4) 357-64. [10] Kolasa KM et al. Weight loss strategies that really work. J Fam Pract. 2010 Jul 59(7) 378-85. Yo-yo dieting messes up your metabolism. Biography Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Boca Raton. He can be reached at 9325 Glades Road 104 Boca Raton FL 33434 561-314-0950 knw6 cornell.edu www.holisticfamilymed.com BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 67 sceneonsite JFS Annual Gala and Auction A vibrant journey of imagination awaited a sold-out crowd of 350 guests at the 2013 JFS Annual Gala and Auction in December. The event was held at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton on a purple carpet only to find it was the train of an elegant gown worn by a lady high atop stilts. Guests witnessed a living tree walking on stilts through the cocktail area a silent auction decorated by a woman tumbling inside a hoop and wait staff in hot pink wigs or purple bowties. The fundraiser raised 500 000 for food financial assistance senior services and mental health care for families and individuals throughout South Palm Beach County. 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His TV writing credits include Are You Afraid Of The Dark for Nickelodeon Chris-Cross for Showtime ALF-Tales & SpaceCats for NBC & the nationally syndicated children s series The Kid s Caf . He has two humor books published by Macmillan Publishing has served as a writer for Sci-Fi Entertainment Magazine as Head Writer Contributing Editor for ALF Magazine & P3 Magazine and as Managing Editor for the Fort Lauderdale-based national video magazine Entertainment Retailing Industry. He can be reached at info lifepubs.com. ve been writing for Parkland Life for roughly twelve years now and I have to admit my February columns have been a bit one-sided when it comes to the holidays I ve covered... exactly one holiday in all those years Valentine s Day. But what about my loyal readers who won t do anything for love What about the loners among us What of those who have been waiting for well over a decade to hear my take on Groundhog Day Well to those readers allow me to apologize. You haven t waited in vain. The long rodent-centric drought is over. As a mere lad I remember being fascinated by Groundhog Day. What little kid wouldn t love the concept of a lovable little Disney-like character telling them that winter was going to be longer or shorter. That s pretty impressive for an animal with a brain the size of a standard lug nut. Back then I thought it was pretty cool that Punxsutawney Phil had this great gig. Except for the calculations he had to make prior to February 2 Phil basically worked only one day per year and somehow managed to live comfortably. Sure he d probably have to have some mad math skills but other than that he just had to be fairly attractive after all the camera must love him. The other day for some reason I found myself thinking of old Phil. He must be sleeping in and not even thinking of his big day. And that s when it hit me it s not about Phil or Groundhog Day... it s the weather in general Think about it What is the human equivalent to the majestic groundhog A weatherperson And if you thought the groundhog s job was cushy as I did think about the life of a weatherperson. They tell you what kind of day it s going to be and what the next five days are likely to be. Well far be it from me to want to tick off any weatherpe... um... I mean meteorologist (ahem) but doing the local weather is far I from rocket science. I think it s safe to say that if any among us had a gun to our head and were told to come up with tomorrow s weather we d probably come through the ordeal unscathed by just having one piece of information what season is it. If it s Summer around 89 degrees with the possibility of rain in the afternoon. If it s Autumn around 79 degrees with the possibility of rain in the afternoon. If it s Winter around 69 degrees with the possibility of rain in the afternoon. If it s Spring around 79 degrees with the possibility of rain in the afternoon. The difference between being a weatherperson and having a gun to your head is if you get it wrong with the gun to your head you ll be looking at a third nostril. On the other hand if you re a weatherperson and you get it wrong absolutely NOTHING happens. And that s because we ve all been led to believe that the weather is nothing more than an informed guessing game. If that s the case why have the weather report on the news at all You know there was a time after the dinosaurs but before TV meteorologists when instead of waiting for the morning weather report people would just stick their heads outside. If their heads came back wet it was raining. If not then it wasn t. I m not saying we don t need weather reports. They re essential before during and after hurricanes. Other than that not so much. I m ashamed to say I seem to have gotten off track while waxing about the weather. Totally my fault. It s just one of those subjects that sticks in my craw. So getting back to my original theme for this very special February holiday Groundhog Day is an extremely funny love story starring Bill Murray. I suggest you watch it with the one you love... on Valentine s Day. Let s just leave it at that. 70 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 GRAND OPENING Peach Tree Plaza 5850 W. Atlantic Delray Beach 561.767.8055 BOCA DELRAY LIFE FEBRUARY 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 71 Advertorial thebookoflife By Joshua Frachtman W Joshua Frachtman a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University is an attorney at Baker & Zimmerman P.A. His practice areas primarily focus on personal injury wrongful death and product defects. He can be reached at JFrachtman bakerzimmerman.com or 800.886.LAWS. For more information please visit his firm s website at DefendingTheInjured.com. 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