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queens ANNA & PAT CLEVELAND of the catwalk LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 1 888 East Las Olas Blvd Ft. Lauderdale 954 462 8880 2 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM The 1 Volume Lexus Dealer Since 1992 The Lexus CT 200h Eats asphalt. Sips fuel. Located One Mile West of The Turnpike on Sample Rd in Margate WWW.JMLEXUS.COM 800.80.LEXUS LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 3 4 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM STEPHEN WEBSTER Fort Lauderdale LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES THE WILLY WONKA OF SOUTH FLORIDA MEET FRED MELTZER AND HOFFMAN S CHOCOLATE AN EXPANDING CHOCOLATIER AND CONFECTION SHOP. 28 DEPARTMENTS 8 10 12 14 16 EDITOR S LETTER BUZZ SHIREEN ON THE SCENE LIFE S STYLE LIFESTYLE LIVE QUEENS OF THE CATWALK MOTHER DAUGHTER DUO PAT AND ANNA CLEVELAND TACKLE THE RUNWAYS OF THE FASHION WORLD. 34 20 LIVE LOVE LIPSTICK WITH LEAH 24 42 54 MOTHER S DAY GIFT GUIDE EAST VS WEST BEST BETS 56 TWENTYTWENTY GRILLE 58 THE DISH 66 LET S GET WILD 72 SCENE ON SITE 6 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 7 from the editor MAY 2014 THE INSPIRATION OF PAT CLEVELAND PUBLISHER Michelle Simon ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Beth Tache EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kevin Gale ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle MARKETING EVENTS PLANNER Suzanne Holtermann WRITERS The world of pop culture too often disappoints us with would-be role models these days. (Raise your hand if you are a disbe-Bieber.) That s one reason this issue s cover story of Pat and Anna Cleveland is so inspirational. There is the superficial reason to love Pat At 60 she seems to have lost none of the sexiness and beauty she had in the 1960s when she paved the way for black super models. Ladies just because you are a little older doesn t mean you still can t work it and turn heads. She s inspirational for being multitalented whether it s bringing theater performance dance moves to the catwalk running a modeling agency or writing poetry. She s inspirational for overcoming racist attitudes in the 1960s such as segregated bathrooms that weren t open to black models on tour with her. She is inspirational for surviving the 1970s hanging out with the likes of Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger without falling prey to the excesses that claimed too many people. She is inspirational for putting her modeling career aside marrying Paul van Ravenstein and raising a family Anna and her brother Noel who has also done modeling. She is inspirational for nurturing her daughter s talents. There s a strong local connection now with Anna living in Delray Beach after having been born in the Netherlands and growing up in Italy. New Features We have a few exciting new features in this month s Lifestyle Shireen Sandoval the entertainment and fashion blogger for Deco Drive joins us as a monthly columnist with Shireen on the Scene expect a fun-filled read. Ren e K. Quinn brings her knowledge of the local foodie scene. Among her many civic and charitable activities she s known for her heavy involvement in JA World Uncorked and being on the advisory board for the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale. Lifestyle Live goes beyond our usual scene pages to show and write about some of the fashion statements being made at our local events. East vs. West looks at the difference in residential lifestyle options that are available depending on whether you live closer to the ocean or the Everglades. This month we use the price tag of 1.5 million personally I d have a tough time making up my mind. Maxine Becker Leslie Kraft Burke Ellen Cohen Rory Dougherty Robin Levinson Leah Moskowitz Randi Aileen Press Shireen Sandoval Denise Stirk Ren e Korbel Quinn PHOTOGRAPHERS Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Dreamfocus Photography Ian Dawson - C&I Studios Matt Lagrotte ADVERTISING SALES BETH TACHE beth lmgfl.com SHARI GLATTER sglatter lifepubs.com DEBBY GOLD dgold lifepubs.com SUZETTE GORDON suzette lmgfl.com JILL HOROWITZ jill lmgfl.com BONNIE JUDSON bonnie lmgfl.com KIM KADEL kkadel lifepubs.com LIZ KRONE lkrone sfbwmag.com LISA LEE lisa lmgfl.com RONA LEVENSON rona lmgfl.com SALLY NICHOLAS sally lmgfl.com DEBBIE PEROVICH dperovich lifepubs.com LISA ROCHE lroche lifepubs.com RHONDA ROSENOF rrosenof lifepubs.com APRIL SWANSON april lmgfl.com CHAIRMAN Gary Press PRESIDENT Jim Norton GENERAL MANAGER Danielle Tarrant LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 www.lmgfl.com 2014 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is a monthly advertising magazine. All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error. Kevin Gale Editor-In-Chiel kevin lmgfl.com Kevin Gale MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM 8 LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 9 buzz T 10 B NEW JUSTICE UNIT PRESIDENT PROCLAIMED B NAI B RITH ANNUAL INSTALLATION BRUNCH TRI-COUNTY ANIMAL RESCUE NEW NAME AND BIG PLANS The Tri-County Humane Society has recently been renamed as the Tri-County Animal Rescue (TCAR). The rebranding is a way to more accurately express the need they fill as the largest 100% no-kill shelter for Dade Broward and Palm Beach counties and beyond. Our new name now accurately defines our organization s brand promise of rescuing animals and preserving lives shared TCAR Chair Harriet Lewis-Mooney Esq. The new name and logo were announced during 12th Annual Doggie Ball a fund-raiser with a cowboy chic theme this year. Also unveiled were the plans for the nearly-9000 square foot state-of-the-art Animal Rescue Center. The 18-month development is finally coming to fruition. The new building will act as both initial isolation for new incoming adoptees as well as a medical center for any dogs or cats they intake. If a dog or cat is in need of medical care it will receive it t the new center if the level of care is possible [at the new facility] noted Lewis-Mooney. The new facility will house an examination room treatment room and isolation facilities for rescues that have contagious illnesses and conditions. The dedicated Tri County Animal Rescue staff volunteers and advocates witness first-hand the rough lonesome road many furry paws have traveled to its doors not understanding why they ve been abandoned or surrendered by their owners added Lewis-Mooney. These animals long to be loved and yearn for acts of loving kindness. Their stories and resilient spirits inspire us to help write a new chapter in their lives one with a happy furever home ending For more info on adopting volunteering or donating visit www.tricountyhumane. org. MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM During B nai B rith s 34th Annual Installation Brunch Joel Fass was named as the new president for Justice Unit 5207. Weston resident and a shareholder of Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate & Webb a law and governmental consulting firm Fass is a member of the firm s Children s Rights Practice Group. It is the largest group practice of its kind in Florida and it has already secured more than 100 million in damage awards. B nai B rith Justice Unit 5207 provides an important avenue for Jewish attorneys and judges to get involved in civic and social events and causes. It also gives its membership the chance to recognize the excellence of law students participating in mentoring programs and supporting Jewish Adoption & Foster Care Options (JAFCO). During the ceremony of installing Fass as president which was being emceed by Florida State Attorney Mike Satz Maurice Berkowitz also received a Lifetime Acheivement Award from the Justice Unit. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 11 SHIREEN on the scene DECO DRIVE S Shireen Sandoval s Top Fashion Picks (FEATURING DONNA KARAN) THE SOFTER SIDE OF STRUCTURED FASHION Fashion designer Donna Karan made a stop in Miami recently to launch her shop-in-shop at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour. She showed off her 2014 Spring collection at the SLS Hotel on South Beach. I had the chance to get up-close and personal with the style icon who told me about her new line gave some great fashion advice and even ribbed me about wearing uncomfortable shoes Read more at wsvn.com or browse her new collection that s sure to inspire the beautiful bohemian babe inside of you at donnakaran.com. (BOYFRIEND STYLE) THE PERFECT PAIR OF PANTS I love skinny jeans but it s nice to change it up every now and then with the ever-so-popular boyfriend pants. They re cool comfortable and classy and if you pair them with the right top like say a beautiful body hugging bedazzled white tank you ve easily got a sexy sophisticated look. This is the type of trend that ll never go out of style simply because it s so reminiscent of boyfriends gone by. Don t believe me Take a fashionable walk down memory lane as I talk about past loves and why The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style) will compliment any wardrobe. Read more at wsvn.com or purchase the uber-fab comfy boyfriend pants I m sporting at kokopalenki.com. THE ELEGANT ESPADRILLE If you re looking for an easy way to transition your shoe wardrobe into Spring The Elegant Espadrille is the perfect fit. Not only is it cool classic and comfy it s relaxed and regal (in a Hampton s kind of way) too. The most popular espadrille slip-on this season is one with a nautical flair which is perfect for me because this kind of shoe always sends me into a beachside daydream. Read more at wsvn.com. Love the anchors away look Visit kokopalenki. com to sail away with your own pair. Up Next in June issue Flower Power 12 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM 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 (561) 395-5508 www.drman.com LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 13 LIFE S yL e St RORY DOUGHERTY Finally a go-to comfycasual line for ALL men It s no surprise every athlete in the NFL is completely obsessed with UNCL. After visiting their warehouse in LA I believe they re one of the most unique men s brands on the market that provide high-quality loungewear. UNCL s bamboo shorts are comfortable and versatile made with ultra soft and lightweight bamboo French terry. The fashionable shorts complemented with washable micro suede pockets and gunmetal zippers can be worn anywhere. Sourcing fabric from Egypt and dishing up the freshest garbs UNCL provides an aesthetic appeal that bridges the gap between athletic wear daytime apparel and your nighttime digs. They represent the relaxed lifestyle of today s men with exceptional style and fit. So the next time you re looking for luxurious chill-out threads don t panic UNCL loungewear has your back Elektrik Boutique 619 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.533.5107 Elektrikboutique.com Shop Exclusively Online beelektric.com MAXINE BECKER & ELLEN COHEN Tribal influences contemporary floral prints Tees with a message athletic wear that goes from daytime to nighttime are what s trending for summer. Although as Floridians our extreme winter consists of sun drenched days and balmy nights we too grow tired of our wintery wardrobes. Time to change the color palette to nudes dusty pink and coral. Go for the classic look A flowing linen pant coupled with a tank in pastels and bright colors along with a linen blouse. Add a long chain with a vintage coin pendant and you have an easy summer look. Upscale athletic wear has emerged as one of the strongest summer trends because of its versatility. Together with a message Tee vegan leather or suede top just grab your denim jacket and you have the perfect combination of practical and edgy. While statement necklaces still are the perfect pairing with a white Tee those who are in the know are choosing to cuff up whether it s a wide gold statement cuff or leather embellished they give attitude to any summer top. Alene s has been styling women for 32 years and with the addition of Ecollection fashion jewelry we will adorn you from head to toe. Alene Boutique & Ecollection 502 N. Pine Island Rd. Plantation 954.474.2722 www.facebook.com aleneboutique C M Y CM MY CY CMY K ROBIN LEVINSON What is hot in jewelry for the summer I love long necklaces for the summer. Light looking yet important. My favorite is a rare collection of mixed rose cuts surrounded by little micro set frames where the shorter necklace nests with the longer one. It is very ethereal and can be dressed up or down. It has amazing presence looking both important and yet very wearable. Another favorite of mine is a long diamond bezel set necklace mixed with bezel set emerald cuts. This is also something that is unusual. I would then put on a wide diamond open link cuff. Since the links are opened it is the perfect look for the hot summer. Add a white croco strap watch to the other hand for the perfect summer look. Other summer styles usually have fresh soft colors Blue topaz lemon citrine pink tourmaline or all pale shades of sapphire. You can always mix pieces with color and classic diamond pieces. Levinson Jewelers 888 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.462.8880 www.levinsonjewelers. com More Beautiful You w w w. w e s t o n c o s m e t i c s u rg e r y. c o m Face Breast Body Skin TM 954.659.7760 Double Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. Credentials you can trust MEMBER 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. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 15 who what wear Chris Cruz Emagination Creative Group Inc. www.youremagination.com Photographybylinzi.com Paula McConville General Manager of Blue Moon Fish Co. is wearing a BCBG Max Azria dress from Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale and vintage designer shoes. Ken DeBritto CEO of KL Media Partners is wearing Ferragamo alligator shoes from Ferragamo Sawgrass Mills and Robert Graham shirt from Neiman Marcus Last Call Sawgrass Mills. Holister jeans from Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Heather Geronemus Public Relations for Ultimate Software is wearing Rene Ruiz Couture from Coral Gables and shoes by Brian Atwood from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. Pamela Butler Meditation and Yoga teacher at The Yoga Joint Fort Lauderdale is wearing a Catherine Malandrino dress and Prada shoes by Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. 16 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Rebecca Stoll Philanthropist is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit from Bloomingdales Aventura and necklace by local artist Renee Solomon of Solomon s Strands. MODS THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE HOSTED ITS 19TH ANNUAL WINE SPIRITS AND CULINARY CELEBRATION. OVER 2 000 GUESTS ATTENDED AND A RECORD BREAKING 175 000 WAS RAISED. Barry Finkel Law Offices of Barry I Finkel P.A. is wearing a Theory shirt Zegna pants and Donald Pliner shoes all from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. Ashley Welch Managing Partner at Professional Management & Consultants Group LLC is wearing a BCBG Max Azria and shoes by Ivanka Trump from Bloomingdales Boca Town Center. Tracy Roloff Executive Director of Friends for Birch State Park is wearing a dress by BCBG Max Azria and Michael Kors shoes from Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale. Ana Vento President of Events by Vento Designs is wearing a top by Parker and pants by JBrand both from Saks Boca Town Center and shoes by Sergio Zelcer from Elektrik Boutique Las Olas. Jim Ellis Developer Ellis Diversified Inc. (EDI) is wearing a Louis Vuitton jacket from Bal Harbour Garduer pants from Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour and Gucci shoes also from Bal Harbour. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 17 who what wear Lisa Kitei Broward Performing Arts Foundation Executive Director is wearing Carmen Marc Volvo from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. Yvette Hooley Plantation Ford is wearing a Herve Leger dress and Jimmy Choo shoes from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. Russell Neal Human Resources Coordinator at Actavis is wearing a Brooks Brothers jacket shirt and pants Hermes belt and Louis Vuitton shoes. Bonnie Barnett Broward Performing Arts Foundation Board Member is wearing Gucci from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. 18 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Katia Bates Creative Director of Innovative Creations Interior Design Fort Lauderdale is wearing Aidan Mattox dress Francesco Sacco shoes and Rene Caovilla handbag all from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. OF THE HUIZENGA PAVILION. THE EVENT WAS UNDERWRITTEN BY LINDA AND DOUGLAS VON ALLMEN. A HIGHLIGHT WAS THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A CHALLENGE GRANT FROM AN ANONYMOUS DONOR TO MATCH 1-FOR- 1 ALL GIFTS UP TO ONE MILLION RECEIVED BEFORE MAY 26. THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATED THE OPENING Stacy Ostrau Community Affairs Publisher SunSentinel Society Scene is wearing an Abi Ferrin dress abiferrin.com earrings from Neiman Marcus vintage shoes and purse purchased in St. Tropez. Liz Langsenkamp is wearing an Akris pantsuit Yves Saint Laurent shoes and carrying a Judith Lieber clutch. Linda Von Allmen is wearing Naeem Khan with Graff jewelry and Manolo Blahnik shoes. Dean Trantalis City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner is wearing Bernini of Beverly Hills 100% silk jacket. Jamie Stiles is wearing a Jason Wu dress from Sak Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour with Valentino shoes. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 19 Photos by downtownphoto fort lauderdale Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Foundation 10-12 Out of all of the expensive foundations I ve tried this is still my fave MY FAV ATTITUDE LIVE LOVE LIPSTICK My name is Leah Moskowitz of LiveLoveLipstick.com a beauty and makeup blog devoted to bringing you the latest and greatest in the world of mascaras moisturizers and more. I m 29 a new mom and never take myself too seriously. Three things you can almost guarantee to find in any of my purses an array of lipsticks glosses and balms we re talking multiple shades of pinks reds nudes and corals bobby pins and an assortment of candy. I hope to keep you all entertained and perhaps even educated within this column as well as my blog and to start out I wanted to share my If I was stranded on a deserted island which seven beauty and makeup products I d want with me A.K.A. My Top 7 Faves ithLeah w 5 SO LUXE Essie Marshmallow Nail Polish 5-8 No matter the season three coats of this polish on hands and toes and I m good to go 3 MAC Russian Red Lipstick 16 My go-to red that not only transforms my outfit but also my attitude Rodan Fields Skin Care 130 The creators of Proactiv are changing the face of skin care again with their anti-aging and sun damage skin care line. Contact www. MarieRamos.myrandf.com. Sephora Collection Pro Airbrush 55 Brush 34 The best brush to apply foundation with and buff it in for a smooth and even complexion. 4 PHOTO BY DOWNTOWNPHOTO FORT LAUDERDALE 6 Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc er Precision Pen Liquid Eye Liner 30 I ve yet to use a liquid liner that is blacker and goes on smoother so luxe 7 Dior Addict Lip Glow 32 When I want a balm with a little punch it pulls your natural lip color 20 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM PRODUCT PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE SORAYA PHOTOGRAPHY 1 2 LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 21 22 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 23 THE ROYAL TREATMENT Spoil mom with this Ladies Chopard Imperiale rose gold watch with mother of pearl dial diamonds purple crocodile strap and rainbow-colored sapphires. Available exclusively at Weston Jewelers 1728 Main St. Weston 954.389.7990 www.westonjewelers.com. KEEP CALM LOVE MOM Looking for a last minute gift for mom Mum s the word. We ll keep your secret and you can keep your cool with our Mother s Day Gift Guide. LOVE & LACE Valentino reinvents the classic rain boot with a signature ladylike lace detailing in his Lace-Print Rain Boot. Snag mom a pair at Neiman Marcus Galleria Mall Fort Lauderdale 954.566.6666 www.neimanmarcus.com. AND FIT FOR A QUEEN Give her this French Kande delicacy. The vintage French medallion necklace with white turquoise stone and antiqued sterling silverclad FK opal cabochon bezel is available at Alene Boutique 502 N. Pine Island Rd. Plantation. HER LUCKY CHARM Give her a fun and unique customizable Aaron Basha charm bracelet that she is sure to love. Available at Weston Jewelers 1728 Main St. Weston 954.389.7990 www.westonjewelers.com. 24 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM TASTE THE RAINBOW Dazzle mom with this stunning 18K white gold Ceylon Sapphire bangle bracelet with 239 assorted multicolor stones. Find it at Daoud s Fine Jewelry 2473 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.2734 www.daouds.com. DEVOTED TO DIAMONDS This classy piece will keep mom fab whether she s in the boardroom or painting the town red. The White Agate Quartzite Cabochon Cocktail Ring with Diamond Accents is available at Levinson Jewelers 888 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.462.8880 www. levinsonjewelers.com. A PEARL LIKE NO OTHER You don t have to go deep sea diving for this underwater treasure. Get her the Mikimoto White South Sea cultured pearl necklace with pave diamond clasp set in 18k white gold. Available at Mayors 5870 N. Hiatus Rd. Tamarac www.mayors.com. FLOWER POWER Diamond flower earrings of graduating pear shape diamond set in 18kt white gold. Available at Levinson Jewelers 888 E. Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.462.8880 www. levinsonjewelers.com. PINING FOR A PINT Tell mom she s simply the sweetest with a custom-made Mother s Day Ice Cream Gelato or Sorbetto from eCreamery.com. Choose the flavor and mix-ins for a personalized luxury she can indulge in. LOVE POTION 9 This stunning superstar bottle of Bond No. 9 New York will light up her smile. Get the fancy fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue 5800 Glades Rd. Boca Raton 561.393.9100 www. saksfifthavenue.com. GIVE HER FLOWERS Get her this unique twist on tradition. Find the 18K white and rose gold ring with cultured pearl white diamonds and pretty pink sapphires at Daoud s Fine Jewelry 2473 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.565.2734 www.daouds.com. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 25 Marc Brotman Board Certified in Civil Trial Law Martindale Hubbell s Highest Rating Acknowledged as SuperLawyer 31 years of trial experience TXT DRIVE Deadly at any speed IT STARTS WITH YOU...JUST STOP 137 West Royal Palm Road Boca Raton FL 33432 (561) 417-5656 www.lawbni.com Marc lawbni.com The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertising. Before you decide ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. 26 MAY 2014 LMGFL.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 LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 27 Willy Wonka OF SOUTH FLORIDA BY KEVIN GALE MEET THE 28 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM The outcome of this story might be better than winning the golden ticket in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Fred Meltzer not only got the job of running Hoffman s Chocolate but found love too. Meltzer started his career about as far from the world of chocolate as one might imagine working for a boutique CPA firm that catered to real estate clients in Washington D.C. He came to South Florida in 1989 as a controller for Nelson Peltz and Michael Swerdlow who took over Hollywood Inc. the original developer of the Broward city. Meltzer subsequently carved out a career helping investors buy out mid-sized companies and then running them. By 1997 though he wanted to be a stay-at-homedad for his daughter Brea who was born the year before. He had learned about Hoffman s Chocolates a couple of years earlier but hadn t pursued a position. Accountant Gary Gerson urged Meltzer to take another look so in September Meltzer said he would work six months for free. Paul Hoffman and his daughter Sandra would get to know Meltzer and vice versa. The one thing I was most impressed by when I did my due diligence is where they sourced their products Meltzer says. The apricot and pineapple are sourced from Australia. They are the best products in the world. The nuts are bought direct from the farms. We have them within days of being harvested. After juggling two jobs often working at Hoffman s until 1 a.m. after his regular gig Meltzer bought out Paul Hoffman s shares. Sandra who was executive vice president stayed on and continued to play a key role with expertise that stems from her marketing degree at FAU. Look at the packaging and gifts and designs she comes up with Meltzer says. That sets our companies apart. Hoffman s went on in 2009 to acquire Good Fortunes which makes giant gourmet fortune cookies and in 2010 acquired Boca Bons which makes gourmet bonbons that are sold online and in major retailers including Macy s Bloomingdales and Saks Fifth Avenue. The new online-oriented businesses helped balance the company out as brick and mortar retailers were hit by the Great Recession Meltzer says. CHOCOLATE AND LOVE At first Sandra and Fred just had a business relationship but that evolved into a friendship. Fred said he admired her for the care she gave to her daughter Christine who has Down Syndrome. They both ended up in the dating scene and would WE HAVE BEEN VERY SPECIFIC WITH THE SOURCE OF WHERE WE GET THE CHOCOLATE TO CONTINUE TO BECOME MORE STRINGENT SAYS FRED MELTZER. console each other about their misadventures. The turning point was probably about five years ago Fred says. We usually would go to charity events together. Hoffman s would be involved with hundreds of charities a year. There was this one event that was at the Breakers LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 29 I RECOGNIZED THAT WE COULD ACQUIRE GOOD BRANDS THAT PRODUCE A GOOD PRODUCT THAT NEED CAPITAL AND LEADERSHIP FOR GROWTH WHICH WE CAN PROVIDE SAYS JARETT LEVAN. for growth which we can provide Levan says. In January BBX Sweet Holdings acquired Williams & Bennett a Boynton Beach company that produces Belgian chocolate products sold by boutiques big box chains department stores resorts corporate customers and private label brands. Levan says We are actively talking to several other companies both in Florida and across the country. BBX can now provide the capital to fuel further growth of Hoffman s which has 15 000-square-feet of manufacturing space in Greenacres City. FOCUS ON QUALITY Meltzer says the company is cognizant of global conditions that buffet the chocolate supply chain. We are just as conscious as anyone else when it comes to proper farming and not using children in connection with the farming activities he says. We have been very specific with the source of where we get the chocolate to continue to become more stringent. Paul Hoffman continues to consult with the company on new products and the company s production manager has been around for 16 years. Meltzer says the company is committed to upholding the quality that has earned kudos from the Wall Street Journal and HGTV over the years. A lot of the business is labor intensive such as double dipping the chocolate-covered pretzels eaten by the last three presidents Meltzer notes. Everything is hand rolled hand cut and hand formed. One hot product these days is Coconut Cashew Crunch a brittle type of product stuffed with cashews and coconut. It s now in 120 locations and Meltzer expects to enlarge that to over 1 000. Expansion may include going beyond the five company stores which Levan says is under study. Hoffman s has experimented with holiday season pop-ups like the one at the Bank of America building in downtown Fort Lauderdale a few months ago. Business it seems is sweet indeed. and for some reason we weren t seated at the same table. I kept looking at her with her date and she kept looking at me with my date. They talked about it afterwards. We each said I don t know how you feel but we each said we would be open to dating Meltzer says. In May 2011 they got married. The happy story continued. Fred s daughter is now 18 and was admitted to the University of Florida while Christine is one of the best employees at Hoffman s Meltzer says proudly. In February 2013 Hoffman s was approached by BBX Capital of Fort Lauderdale which holds some of the former assets of BankAtlantic. The two parties were well acquainted since BankAtlantic had Hoffman s as a client for more than 12 years says Jarett Levan the banker s former president and the current president of BBX Capital which inherited some assets from BankAtlantic. I knew at the time that we wanted to be a consolidator of candy and confections says Levan. The business is not only fun but there s a gap for mid-sized companies between the mom and pops and the industry behemoths. 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E D U B O C A S U M M E R LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 31 32 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 33 queens of the catwalk BY LESLIE KRAFT BURKE LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER 34 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Pat (left) is wearing Gucci and Christian Louboutin shoes and Anna (right) is wearing Valentino and Jimmy Choo shoes from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 35 pat cleveland was a pioneer among black models after she was discovered at the age of 14 on the New York subway. She is famed for her lustrous hair which she calls her magic carpet and hailed as an innovator with dance moves and performance art that earned her the nickname Queen of the Catwalk. In our celebration of Mother s Day learn how Pat became a devoted mom and mentored her daughter to become a new generation fashion icon. For most 4-year-olds the prospect of opening one of the most celebrated shows in fashion by walking down Rome s Spanish Steps dressed as Charlie Chaplin s little orphan sidekick would be daunting. But Anna knew that at the bottom of the steps she would be joining her mother the iconic model Pat Cleveland who was dressed as Charlie Chaplin and ready to take her hand. She told me always to smile from the inside out says Anna now 24 a statuesque and ephemeral beauty who is following in her mother s impressive stiletto-steps as a model. I remembered what she said particularly then and when the orchestra played (Charlie Chaplin s signature song Smile ) the moment came to life. Anna joined her mother again in a celebration of spring fashion at Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale on April 9 a by-invitation-only luncheon event emceed by Pat who is still enjoying her modeling career and apparently eternal youth 50 years after starting it. At the show Anna and other models moved to the beat of 70s-inspired music to show off the newest creations by Oscar de la Renta Jason Wu Valentino Roberto Cavalli Herve Leger and others. Both Anna and Pat are quite familiar with these designers and plenty of others many of whom are more like old friends to them than the storied titans of fashion. DISCOVERED ON THE SUBWAY Pat s love affair with fashion began as a teenager in the late 1960s when she started to design her own clothes. She was spotted on a 36 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Anna (left) is wearing Valentino and Saint Laurent shoes and Pat (right) is wearing Herve Leger and Saint Laurent shoes from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 37 New York subway by an editor at Vogue which led to her presenting her designs to the magazine and its subsequent feature about her plus modeling assignments at Vogue and Ebony. So began Pat s role in history as one of the pioneering mixed-race models to break through fashion s exclusionary policies of the 1960s and 1970s paving the way for today s top black supermodels. Her striking looks come from her together. It was a magical time. The 70s opened up fashion parents artists of African American Native American Irish to everyone with music starting the trend. It was a new age English Scottish and German descent. At the age of 15 when people began to dance and move differently. Even Pat toured with the Ebony Fashion Fair which not only undergarments changed with women releasing their bodies changed her view of racial prejudice in the United States from the constraints they were wearing. Models went from but also would change the way models everywhere walked being stiff mannequins to expressing themselves on the the catwalk. runway and beyond. I learned to walk on the Ebony tour says Pat who is True to her word Pat returned to the U.S. later in the considered the ultimate queen of the catwalk known for 70s after Vogue featured a black model on its cover. She groundbreaking dance-inspired moves that many models married fashion photographer Paul van Ravenstein had two have aspired to emulate. There was a live orchestra playing children - Anna and son Noel - and put her career on hold jazz and rhythm and blues. It gave me spirit. I felt wild to enjoy the family she always wanted. and free and strong. And I wanted to bring that feeling to everyone in the audience to touch their souls and make ANNA SETTLES IN SOUTH FLORIDA them feel as happy as I was. Now she mentors Anna who lives in Delray Beach with However while on the tour there were a few unpleasant her boyfriend and celebrity chef Pippo Lamberti. Lamberti incidents involving the Ku Klux Klan and it became is carrying on his family s tradition in the restaurant industry apparent to Pat that there with his Positano Coast in still weren t enough open Philadelphia and plans to THERE WAS A LIVE ORCHESTRA doors for a mixed-race open a restaurant in Miami s model in the U.S. So she Design District by February PLAYING JAZZ AND RHYTHM AND was off to Paris vowing not 2015. BLUES. IT GAVE ME SPIRIT. I FELT to return until Vogue put a For now Anna says she black model on its cover. is enjoying the rush of WILD AND FREE AND STRONG. AND emotion that live fashion I WANTED TO BRING THAT FEELING HANGING OUT WITH shows evoke and the fun WARHOL JAGGER and beauty of carrying on TO EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE In Europe Pat was wildly her mother s exotic style of TO TOUCH THEIR SOULS AND MAKE successful as a model for navigating the catwalk. Anna top designers who found who has become a muse for THEM FEEL AS HAPPY AS I WAS. her exotic looks and style award-winning designer Zac mesmerizing. She attained Posen adds that she is not the ultimate fashion prize of becoming a house model for only carrying on her mother s tradition as an artist but also Chloe a muse for both Karl Lagerfeld and Halston and her grandmother s. Pat s mother Ladybird Cleveland was partying with the likes of Andy Warhol Grace Jones and a celebrated painter who inspired her daughter when she Mick Jagger. posed for many of her paintings. Of some of the world s art music and fashion elite Pat As Anna and Pat posed together for the camera at a says We grew up together as we were always a group recent photoshoot their styles merged as a joyful energy of five or 10 people inspiring each other and sparkling that brought garments to life and an obvious deep love of high-fashion s high spirit to the camera. Fashion is not just what you are wearing Anna says. It wakes you up and helps you express yourself. In beautiful fashion you are free and feel at the top of the world. Photographer Ian Dawson - C&I Studios Location The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale Make Up Artist Arlinda Monteiro Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale Stylist Greg Malcolm Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale Assistant to Stylist Cecilia Lisi Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale Hair Stylist Lindy B. Brooks Casbah Spa & Salon 38 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Pat Cleveland is wearing Oscar de la Renta shoes from Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 39 NEIMAN MARCUS FORT LAUDERDALE Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale Presented Iconic Supermodel Pat Cleveland and featured her renowned daughter Anna Cleveland along with South Florida s top models for an exclusive fashion show. Jonie Sabo Public Relations Manager created this amazing event. runway Neiman Marcus Fashion Models with Supermodels Anna (4th from right) and Pat Cleveland (5th from right) Lynn Martinez Co-Anchor Deco Drive Jennifer Barb Jonie Sabo & Leslie Johasky Neiman Marcus Super Models Anna and Pat Cleveland Lori Mitchell and Francine Rozencwaig 40 MAY 2014 Lys Ruben Pat Cleveland and Katia Bates LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 41 EASTvs.WEST 2424 Queen Palm Rd. 1.5 MILLION BATTLE OF 2424 Queen Palm Rd. Listing Agent Carrie Monier Coldwell Banker Real Estate carriemonier bellsouth.net 561.715.2201 Year Built 1962 Specs 3 559-sq.-ft. 3 Br 4 Bth boca raton WEST EAST 17715 Lomond Ct. 42 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM 17715 Lomond Ct. Listing Agent Lois Kozlow Lang Realty bocalive aol.com 954.702.7520 Year Built 2004 Specs 7 010-sq.-ft. 5 Br 6 Bth Making dreams come true for 25 years LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 43 E x o t i c VA C AT I O N S C a r i b b e a n G E T AWAY S Isolated RESORTS Since 1989 Boca Express Travel has provided clients a full range of travel services. This year the Boca Express Travel family celebrates 25 years of exceptional service and travel expertise. Many travel agencies have risen and fallen in the last 25 years. It has been a roller coaster ride of trials and tribulations in the industry but we have survived through it all. We have the best agents in the industry and the best clients that have allowed us to make their dreams come true. We are very grateful to all our clients and vendors for going the distance with us. Boca Express Travel was founded in 1989 by Carl Kehl and in 2007 Linda Stacey and Steve Benedon purchased the agency. Boca Express Travel is made up of 8 full time employees and 40 independent contractors that collectively have over 500 years of travel experience. Through their exclusive membership in the American Express Representative Network Boca Express Travel has made global connections with the world s best hotels cruise lines and tour operators to deliver their clients a one of a kind travel experience due to value added amenities. You re not going to find relationships like these on the internet. Through hard work and dedication to great service Boca Express Travel has consistently been one of the top travel agencies. Boca Express Travel has been recognized 3 years in a row as one of the top 25 American Express Travel Representative agencies worldwide. Other agency awards come from supplier such as Globus (2007-2013) and Travel Impressions (2011 2012 2013). We started with handwriting airline tickets and we have evolved with the times to compete with the internet. And we re built to continue with the next generation. Myra and I had the most wonderful and best cruise we could ever imagine. We can t thank you enough for the terrific arrangements that you made for us. Sincerely Sidney 44 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM By Karen Tammany p e r s o n a l S E RV I C E i m m e d i a t e ACTION Have you ever been looking up a hotel on the internet reviewed it on trip advisor and then arrived only to have it be nothing like what you expected Have you ever booked a hotel only for them to tell you that you don t have a room when you get there despite your printed out confirmation Have you ever booked a flight that had a layover had the airline make a schedule change and ended up missing your second flight because there wasn t enough time to make your connection Often when people find out that We have so many I am a travel agent I get a range of responses from there are still travel wonderful vacation agents to with the internet your memories and we re so business must be really slow to I grateful that you are so do all of my reservations online. Of easy to work with and seem course there are still travel agents to really know what will And then I realized that it wasn t delight us. something to get upset over. A lot of business models have Thanks again changed since the global internet Sally and Steve takeover. But I will be the first to tell you that I don t think travel agents will ever really be unnecessary. As a travel agent most of the companies that I use don t sell to consumers directly. They are wholesale companies who only sell to travel agents. The benefit of this is that in order to carry a specific hotel they work up a contract and terms with that hotel. My favorite is a no walk policy. This means that if I sell you a hotel room in the Danieli in Venice you have a room. If they don t have a room in your category they upgrade you. They don t put you in a comparable hotel or in a room less than the value for which you paid. These companies also have concierges that I can use to help you with restaurant reservations show tickets spa appointments tours and other random things that you might want on your vacation. No detail is too big or too small. Perhaps the greatest benefit of working with a travel agent such as me is that between myself and the other 41 agents that I work with in my office we have been to and seen most places on the planet. We have insights that are only possible from someone who has been to Skagway or Lichtenstein or Visby. Having those extra 41 bits of insight allows each of our agents to ensure your trip is the best it can be. Will you find your trip a little less expensive on the internet Maybe. But do you have the expertise to know if it s the right trip for you or if you re wasting your money Will it be worth the couple of dollars to align yourself with my agency and let us do your planning for you Definitely Let me do the worrying so that all you have to do is enjoy your vacation with peace of mind. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 45 beautiful MEMORIES destination WEDDINGS November 11 2012 was one of the most amazing days of my life. This was the day Danny and I were married. One of the things that made this day so special was that our family and friends joined us in Mexico for our Destination Wedding After a year of planning from the comfort of my own home with the help of my wedding coordinator I had the most relaxing weekend filled with drinks yoga and fun in the sun Thursday we met my parents at the resort for drinks and to get settled before our guests arrived. Friday we met with the wedding coordinators on property to finalize all of the details of our wedding. After that our guests arrived and we got to some serious relaxing on the beach Those who enjoy drinking took advantage of the all-inclusive resort s pool bar and beach butlers. Those who enjoy yoga took over a palapa overlooking the water and had a few moments of zen. Those who wanted to relax and escape reality floated around in the pool and soaked up the sun. A few hours later I went to the salon for my hair I would recommend a destination wedding to many brides looking for a unique and personal experience Stacey and Danny and makeup test run. This was perfectly timed so I could look beautiful at our rehearsal dinner Saturday we did nothing more strenuous than relaxing on the beach yoga in our favorite palapa dinner and a show Sunday was the big day We woke up and went to breakfast with our friends and family. I did yoga yet again and spent a relaxing couple of hours with my friends. Dan then went off 46 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Yoga in a palapa overlooking the water with his groomsmen to get ready and take some pictures. I went with my ladies to the spa and we got our hair and makeup done. Our ceremony was on the rooftop overlooking the ocean. Our reception was a blast Since everyone was staying at the same place we all met up after the reception for a late night swim in the pool by our rooms. Monday we said goodbye to many of our guests before lounging by the beach some more That night we had a wonderful dinner before a relaxing and romantic massage in my favorite palapa over the water Everything about our weekend was relaxing and wonderful. Our time with our friends and family was leisurely and we really felt like we got to enjoy our time with each and every person. I would recommend a destination wedding to many brides looking for a unique and personal experience. LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 47 R A TOAST TO A TRAVEL PARTNER WHO DELIVERS THE WOW perfect VISITS Royal Caribbean International congratulates BOCA EXPRESS TRAVEL on it s 25TH ANNIVERSARY Here s to many years of continued success and commitment to delivering the WOW 2014 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd Ships registry The Bahamas. 14038102 4 02 14 Here at Boca Express Travel we have experts on hand to guide you every step of the way. Stacey Fugere and Ronit Naccache both hold the prestigious distinction of being American Express Travel Insiders. What this means for you our clients is that you can be confident that you are working with someone who not only studied your destination but also routinely visits there to make sure you have the most current information. In order to earn their place both Stacey and Roe had to pass an extensive application review an interview and a secret shop. You can rely on them to create an itinerary which combines all of your travel desires with special experiences that will make your vacation truly spectacular Israel by Ronit Naccache Being a specialist helps me share insights to my clients including the new culinary scenes which shuks (markets) are a must to explore where the new hotels are or in which Tzimmer (B and B s) in the North they should stay. Israel s cultural scene competes with any major city in the world. From over 250 museums that tap into all kinds of interests to their musical performances of the Israel Philharmonic Jazz concerts and the world renowned Israeli Opera. Performances in the historic Masada and the Amphitheatre in Caesarea are absolutely breathtaking. Overall a trip to Israel is a MUST whether you travel for the cultural historical or religious purposes. I can assure you you will not be disappointed. 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During my 24 years in the travel industry I have returned to Israel countless times and discovered the wonders of this beautiful country. What can I say about Israel It is the Land of magic and mystery ancient history and cutting-edge innovation lush farmlands and searing desert welcoming hamlets and the most sophisticated cities. And that is only the beginning. Each year upon my return to visit family and friends I tour the country to see what has changed and what has remained the same. The centuries of history and the beauty of this little country always amazes me. 48 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM expert AGENTS NORWEGIANS ADD A NEW MEMBER TO THE FAMILY. Introducing Norwegian Getaway Miami s Newest ShipTM. 7-DAY EASTERN CARIBBEAN ROUND-TRIP MIAMI - INAUGURAL SEASON Apr 5 2014 - Apr 18 2015 FROM 599 pp BOOK TODAY BOCA EXPRESS TRAVEL Thank You for 25 Years of Supporting Norwegian Cruise Line. Fare is shown in U.S. Dollars. Fare is cruise only per person based on double occupancy. 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For me the magic began when I was a little girl and my family would visit Walt Disney World in Orlando every year during school vacation. From then until now I have celebrated many of my life s major milestones in the Magic Kingdom. I am also fascinated at the way the cast members continue to make the experiences special each and every time I am there. My husband and I love to try at least one new restaurant every time we visit. Some of them are very expensive but the dining experience is one you will never regret. 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For more info go to www. jointherevolution.net or call 954.727.0964. IRISH ARTS ON THE AVENUE ARTS GARAGE 180 NE FIRST ST. DELRAY BEACH MAY 20 25 ARTS BALLET THEATRE SPRING BALLET BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MAY 3 AT 7 P.M. MAY 4 AT 5 P.M. The stunning finale of the ballet season is here. CHER (WITH SPECIAL GUEST CYNDI LAUPER) BB&T CENTER 2555 NW 136TH AVE. SUNRISE MAY 17 AT 7 30 P.M. Comprised of excerpts from some of the classics of ballet. Be sure to not miss this cultural event. For tickets go to www. browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. An interactive exhibit exploring fear. For more info go to www. mods.org or call 954.467.6637. AIN T MISBAHAVIN THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW WICK THEATER 7901 N. FEDERAL HWY. BOCA RATON MAY 8 TO JUNE 1 Various Irish plays. For more info go to artsgarage.org or call 561.450.6357. ISRAELI DANCE FESTIVAL 18TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL YACHAD BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 201 SW 5TH AVE. FORT LAUDERDALE MAY 25 AT 7 P.M. A musical tribute to the Harlem Renaissance of the 20s and 30s. For more info go to thewick.org or call 561.995.2333. NEON TREES The incomparable idol Cher will be here for one night only as she appears for her Dressed To Kill tour. Also appearing will be the American singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper. For tickets go to www. thebbtcenter.com or call Ticketmaster 800.745.3000 REVOLUTION LIVE 100 SW 3RD AVE. FORT LAUDERDALE MAY 29 AT 8 30 P.M. Celebrating Festival Yachad through dance. For more info go to www. browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. MICHAEL JACKSON THE IMMORTAL WORLD TOUR BB&T CENTER 2555 NW 136TH AVE. SUNRISE MAY 23 & 24 AT 8 P.M. The estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil present this electrifying production inspired and set to the music and lyrics of Michael Jackson. For tickets go to www. thebbtcenter.com or call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. 54 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 55 DINING Twentytwenty Grille Food resembles art at boutique restaurant BY RANDI AILEEN PRESS THE DINING DUCHESSTM When food is art and unique items in a restaurant share a story a great night awaits. An exceptional meal is in store at Twentytwenty Grille named for their 20 seats inside and 20 outside. Ron and Rhonda Weisheit met at Migis Lodge in Maine and an old wooden refrigerator door from there is a fitting centerpiece of a 3D artwork by Miami artist Rueben Ubiera. The menu is contemporary American with stunning presentations such as the pumpernickel and sourdough bread with blueberry caramelized onion butter. The menu changes every six weeks. Appetizers range from 12 to 14 and the average meal is 28. For appetizers we especially enjoyed the Duck Duck Taco with orange margarita gastrique (a caramelized sugar sauce deglazed with a touch of vinegar) and roasted tomato pico de gallo. It was crunchy on the outside lightly sweet and layered with grilled moist duck. The braised collard greens were perfectly prepared with a hint of molasses. The grilled peach and arugula salad had a delicious sweet taste with a hint of the basil on the marshmallows cornmeal crisps and port vinaigrette. The silver oak brined rack of lamb was pink and juicy. The rosemary gnocchi galette was soft and light served with balsamic tomatoes. This is a must have dish And don t miss the Tagliatelle served with duck and chicken confit caramelized pearl onions roasted tomatoes baby arugula and goat cheese. Rhonda and Ron previously owned and operated Pralines Bakeshop in Newburyport Mass. which was featured in the Food Network s Cupcake Wars. We finished off our evening with Rhonda s specialty Chocolate Medium Rare a molten chocolate cake baked medium on the outside. TWENTYTWENTY GRILLE 141 Via Naranjas No. 45 Boca Raton 561.990.7969 www.twentytwentygrille.com Clockwise from top The silver oak brined rack of lamb the artfully decorated interior the Duck Duck Taco appetizer the grilled peach and arugula salad 56 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM QUICK BITES BC CAF & BC TACOS 4801 S. University Dr. Ste. 123 Davie 954.801.4123 www.bctacos bccafe THE AMBIANCE A warm caf with a relaxed atmosphere of high stools and plush lounge chairs you would find in your own den. THE TASTE Tacos and burgers made with the freshest ingredients making each bite a flavorful mouthful of classic dishes done in a new fashion. We recommend The T-Rex or The Hunter for the meateater in you or try The Gatherer if you are a herbivore. DEER CREEK GRILLE 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Deer eld Beach 954.421.5553 www.deercreek orida.com grille. php THE AMBIANCE Views of lush golf courses in a tavern-like setting. THE TASTE A diverse menu of dishes including pierogies in a onion cream sauce an Angus chop steak with a mushroom gravy and a chicken piccata with white wine sauce. We recommend the California chicken sandwich a light and healthy choice that is tasty and filling. DINING LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 57 DINING THE The best culinary cocktails & foodie events that South Florida has to offer BY REN E KORBEL QUINN SPIRITED BURGER WOMEN JOINT & (& MEN) MORE WANTED M.E.A.T. Eatery & Taproom As your Mixologista let me be your guide to discover the latest in food trends and libations. Think of it as Cocktail Therapy. Try this award winning cocktail by Virginia King Master of the Manhattan at Stache in Fort Lauderdale. In a mixing glass add all ingredients. Strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with the infused cherry. Squeeze lemon twist over drink discard and imbibe 1 oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon oz. Benedictine oz. Carpano 1 oz. Woodford Reserve 1 dash Angostura bitters bourbon 2 dashes cherry bark vanilla bitters oz. Benedictine 1 infused Filthy black cherry for oz. Carpano garnish (filthyfood.com) 1 lemon twist for garnish LET S GET SOCIAL Follow my group at Rocks Scotch & 2 Smoking Barrels For Spirited Enthusiasts at Meetup. com to try tasting events and meet local mixologists. Tag me at Instagram CulinarySocialista with your favorite cocktails & culinary dishes. RESTAURANT BUZZ opens in Boca Raton Following in the footsteps of its first location at mile marker 88 in the Keys this cutting-edge restaurant smokes its own meats onsite makes its own sausage in-house and features high-quality burgers hot dogs lobster rolls and quality craft beer. Owner Executive Chef George Patti creates the condiments and ingredients himself from bacon and caraway-beer mustard to the homemade ice cream used in the adult milkshakes. Not to miss Braised Pork Belly the Duck Fat Fried French Fries and Guinness Cheddar Cheese Soup. 980 North Federal Highway 855.545.1290 facebook.com MEATEateryandTaproomBoca We arrived at the new Shooters Waterfront for some cocktails and bites and noticed the venue had been completely transformed. Gone is the pool and party vibe replaced by a casual chic ambiance. The new menu offers upscale comfort food with a seafood theme. We ordered the Thai Mussels Key Lime Coconut Shrimp and Angel Wings with soy ginger and lemongrass and the refreshing Lemon Crush Pitcher (orange vodka muddled with mint and lemons topped with club soda). Delish Join the new team at the new Shooter s Waterfront and Events by the Grateful Palate. Alyssa Lovitt Director of Sales and Mike Levine General Manager formerly of Timpano Italian Chophouse on Las Olas invite you to the intracoastal to eat drink & play. Ren e Korbel Quinn is QuinnProQuo s business strategist and community advocate specializing in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. She is a member of the Art Institute Fort Lauderdale s Culinary Advisory Board Winterfest s Executive Board and leads JA World Uncorked s Culinary team. As Burger Belle she is on the quest for comfort food nirvana for BurgerBeast.com and GrillGrrrl.com. 58 MAY 2014 LMGFL.COM Meryl Rome MD Boca Integrative Health are pleased to introduce and Carolyn S. George MD Board Certified in Urgent Care with a special interest in Functional Integrative Medicine Dr. George promotes wellness by focusing on underlying causes that influence every person s experience of health and disease including Rootcauseanalysis Cellularnutritionalassessment Mind-bodyconnections Geneticmakeup Environmentalinputsand comprehensive allergy analyses She and her patients become partners in a treatment approach that focuses on prevention. Boca Integrative Health s team of Board Certified Psychiatry and Primary Care Physicians includes Meryl B. Rome MD Lisa L. Evans MD Paula A. Breit MD Carolyn S. George MD Jodi Weissman ARNP CS PhD Jodi Simkins MD Giovana Rene Crooks DO 7100 West Camino Real Suite 207 Phone 561-391-2770 Fax 561-391-2930 www.BocaIntegrativeHealth.com or www.BIHDOCS.com Boca Raton FL 33433 LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 59 Biography Dr. Kenneth Woliner is a board-certified family physician in private practice in Boca Raton. 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Just past the park entrance is the gatehouse where you begin the real journey into the heart of darkness known as Lion Country Safari African Adventure Visions of watching too much National Geographic danced in my head but what or who greeted us first was the large 100-yearold Aldabra Tortoise known as Lancelot. We had the good fortune to get a private tour with the General Curator of Lion Country Safari Brian Dowling. He took us up close and personal with the amphibious behemoth who was friendly and eagerly stretched out his neck for some attention. The first Lion Country Safari opened in West Palm Beach in 1967 and is now the only one currently remaining. Brian has been with the park for 17 years starting at the bottom and slowly working his way up through the ranks including the position of lion keeper for 8 years. I really feel like the lions are my niche because even now as I make rounds of the whole park they respond to me and even my truck when I pull into their area. Each area has a mix of a different species from ostriches to zebras to rhinos with a total of 1 017 residents. This will be the closest you can get to the environments of Africa without flying over the ocean with both the largest zebra herd 68 altogether outside of the dark continent and the only zoo or park to have an entire lion pride. We don t just take in one or two animals of each species but take in several. If you just take a couple like most zoos do you remove the politicking of the social order and they quickly become domesticated Brian shared. When asked what the most surprising thing he s learned about the animals Brian answered The rhinos are one of the most affectionate animals you ll get to know. True to form the rhinos were eager to stand up and come over when Brian called to them putting their faces close enough to the window for us to reach out and pet them. There is so much more to Lion Country Safari beyond the driving tour. 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LMGFL.COM MAY 2014 71 scene on site Levinson Jewelers Call of the Game Dinner The 8th Annual Reid & Fiorentino Call of the Game Dinner & Celebrity Golf Classic held in March celebrated today s sports icons and philanthropic heroes of our community. Levinson Jewelers donated a special Graham watch which headlined the live auction as well as seven TechnoMarine watches for the tournament and raffle winners. All proceeds benefitted Lauren s Kids and the Dade Schools Athletic Foundation. Your Fat Loss Coach YFLC opened in their new location (918 Las Olas) in March. The Red Carpet Grand opening had in excess of 200 guests many raving fans of their fat loss program. Guests enjoyed the food by Fuel Foods and cocktails by Las Olas Wine Cafe. Body Contours Lifestyle Media Group and Body Details also sponsored the grand opening. Event production by Events By Vento Designs. 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These blind spots are large areas on both sides of the truck where it is difficult for the truck driver to see the vehicles surrounding the semi. When they say if you can t see my mirrors I can t see you they mean it 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 info please visit DefendingTheInjured.com. The dangers of semis and tractor trailers are inherent to the trucks themselves based on their size shape and contents. However these large vehicles become even more dangerous to the passenger cars around them when they are driven during dangerous driving conditions or when the truck driver acts negligently. Truckers are governed by a different set of laws than regular motorists. 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