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TAKE A BOW 54 CANDID CAMERA SUSAN BUZZI S IMAGES TELL THE STORIES OF LOCAL BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS. 64 WHAT I DID THIS SUMMER SARAH SILVERMAN DISHES ON HER CONVENTION MOMENT--AND A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE. 68 ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 28 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL CALENDAR THE SPLURGE SUPER SUB BAR TALK FULL MOON FUN AT PLAY REILLY SMITH SKIN DEEP FACE MASKS THE FIND PARKING PRIVILEGE CLOSE-UP CJ GEORGE 86 88 98 100 110 60 84 BOAT SHOW PREVIEW DINING SPOTLIGHT CHANSON RESTAURANT DINING WHAT S COOKING DINING THE DISH LIFESTYLE LIVE ACCESS LIFESTYLE SCENE ON SITE ON THE COVER Photography Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Location The Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami ( This page Michael McKeever outside the Carnival Studio Theater at the Arsht Center 26 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM IL LUGANO PENTHOUSE WITH DOCK SLIP Direct Intracoastal Penthouse with Dock Slip Ocean & Intracoastal Views Over 7650 SqFt 4 995 000 954.294.5686 FLORIDA LONDON ASPEN NEW YORK MONACO LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 27 EDITOR S letter Opening in October The first time I met Michael McKeever he was raising a martini glass and channeling the spirit of Leo Bloom alongside husband Stuart Meltzer who was holding his own as Max Bialystock. The two had been kind enough to play dress up re-enacting a scene from The Producers as part of a photo shoot I had helped to orchestrate at another magazine. The same thought that crossed my mind that day did so again last month when the renowned actor playwright first walked into the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami for our Lifestyle cover shoot. Why does he look so effortlessly debonair in a tuxedo-- while I look like the emcee at a small-town beauty pageant My failings in black tie aside what I came to learn about McKeever--beyond his ability to make a dashing James Bond-like entrance--is that he s a genuine South Florida treasure someone whose talent continues to entertain educate and inspire. This month one of the seminal figures in tri-county theater history will debut his 25th original work After at the Arsht s Carnival Studio Theater. He s also traveling back and forth to New York in preparation for the off-Broadway premiere in 2017 of his 24th play Daniel s Husband a thought-provoking story about gay marriage in America that could very well become McKeever s first Broadway show. As a writer what s happening in the world can t help but have an impact on your work McKeever says. I m constantly being inspired and enraged by things that are happening on CNN on a nightly basis. You use that and you apply it to your art. It s a little indulgent to think that your play is going to change the world but if you can change a point of view--or make someone think about something that they hadn t considered two hours before the show--then to me that s a little victory. You have enough of those little victories and perhaps you make a small impact. Join us this month in celebrating McKeever and the other individuals featured in Lifestyle who do make an impact by challenging our perspectives with their spirit and creativity. 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Solomon John Thomason CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Linzi Altabet Susan Buzzi Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Evelyn Robles ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle GEORGETTE EVANS gevans SHARI GLATTER sglatter DEBBY GOLD dgold SUE GOLDSTEIN sgoldstein JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles ANNA ROSENTHAL arosenthal CHAIRMAN Gary Press The haunting tale of one woman s love and triumph over fate - one of the most spectacular and romantic ballets of all time Miami Oct. 21 - 23 Ft. Lauderdale Nov. 5 - 6 West Palm Beach Nov. 11 - 13 Tickets available from 20 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 2016 Lifestyle Magazines are published by Lifestyle Media Group all rights reserved. Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly. 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. Miami City Ballet extends our deep gratitude to Grand Sponsors Ophelia and Juan Js. Roca for their generous support of Giselle. HELEN RUIZ IN GISELLE. PHOTO ALBERTO OVIEDO. 30 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 31 EXCLUSIVE RESIDENCES Starting at 1.8 Million Coming to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Unparalleled views of the Intracoastal Waterway just steps away from the beach. The result of a unique collaboration between Alco International Group Garcia-Stromberg Architects and Interiors by Steven G. 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You re always looking for a centerpiece-- something that encapsulates an emotion that is too strong for words. Once that piece is found a program can be built around it. What can audiences expect from the upcoming season Previously Singing Sons has catered to what are known as family concerts. Those are concerts that incorporate all of our students from third grade to 12th grade they re programs that are really lovely. But they include our youngest musicians who are still learning music fundamentals. This year we ve created two programs that feature our advanced musicians (one in October one in March 2017). Although they re all Caption Caption still students they have a musical Caption Caption understanding at a collegiate level or advanced. ... We still will perform two family concerts in December and in May which will include the younger musicians. How does being in the choir impact members When we perform a piece of music we re not just talking about the right vowels the right notes and singing in tune we re talking about the emotional quality of the piece the textual quality and we re interpreting it. For me music is something that is intangible these little vibrations in the air that connect in some way. Everyone has an emotional response to music sometimes they can describe it and sometimes they can t but it s always very powerful. So for students to explore that increases their emotional intelligence and their academic intelligence. --KEREN MOROS Just the Right Key The Singing Sons bring mesmerizing choral music to South Florida Brett Karlin B rett Karlin has nothing against orchestras but his experience during the past year as the artistic director of the Broward County-based Florida Singing Sons has taught him that he s fortunate to direct choirs. As chorale musicians we re luckier than orchestras or bands because we really get to communicate multiple layers of a message through using the text whether it s English or another language Karlin says. And that together with harmony that together with a beautifully tuned chord or a certain progression of notes and chords in a melody is really exquisite. Karlin works with upward of 120 singers combined--all boys and young men ages 8 to 18--in the organization s four choirs. The result is not only beautiful music for audiences but a life-altering experience for the members who have toured Spain France and the United Kingdom. Choral music is an artwork that requires teamwork that requires absolute commitment that requires taking your own desires and needs and putting them aside for the greater good of the community he says. Karlin who also serves as artistic director for the all-adult Master Chorale of South Florida shares more about the Singing Sons upcoming season with Lifestyle. How do you program a new season I sit with a large amount of literature--new literature that s being composed as well as more classical literature that I think is important for students and audience members to be exposed to. I ll usually try to find one to two anchor pieces. This October we have a concert series based off one piece called Dear Sarah. It s a Civil War letter from a private named Sullivan Ballou who writes to his wife knowing that he s headed into a battle in which he will most likely die. ... There s a musical setting of it by a composer named James Syler that s about seven minutes and it is unbelievably beautiful. It acknowledges death and renewal and an acceptance of death and a celebration of it as a part of life. The Florida Singing Sons perform Requiem Songs of Loss and Renewal at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 14 at 7 30 p.m. For tickets and information about the upcoming season visit or call 954.563.2697. 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Call 954.835.7825 or visit floridapanthers. com ticketcentral for information on full and partial ticket packages single-game suites and other options. Here to Stay L Reilly Smith finds an NHL home with the Florida Panthers ittle about the childhood of Florida Panthers right winger Reilly Smith runs contrary to the stereotype of a Canadian family with three boys. Yes they were all in skates shortly after bidding adieu to diapers. And yes they lived and breathed hockey--but as the youngest brother Smith at least had options when it came to his puck pursuits. I started skating at age 3 my brothers were already playing hockey at 4 says Smith who grew up in Toronto. My dad gave me a choice If I wanted to play hockey at 4 it was my decision if I wanted to play at 5 it was his. So I decided to take that year off [at age 4] he quips. I had some other things I needed to take care of before I laced up the skates for good. The delay of game did nothing to stunt his hockey growth. Two decades later the 25-year-old is living the life of Reilly here in South Florida. Fresh off a 25-goal season in his first year with the Panthers--and a teamhigh eight points during the squad s first-round playoff series loss to the New York Islanders--Smith signed a five-year contract extension worth a reported 25 million. It was one of several offseason moves that have Florida fans itching for this month s start to the 2016-17 National Hockey League campaign. It feels like we re building something here Smith says of a franchise that hasn t made consecutive playoff appearances since 1996 and 97. The same can be said for Smith who is finally planting some NHL roots after being shipped around early in his career. The 6-foot 185-pounder played briefly with the Dallas Stars coming out of Miami (Ohio) University before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 2013. Two years later the Bruins dealt Smith to the Panthers. It s nice to find a home hopefully I can spend the entire contract here says Smith whose brother Brendan plays defense for the Detroit Red Wings. (His oldest brother Rory is a defenseman in the National Lacrosse League). Our fan base is building and we have a lot of really good pieces on this team. We can do something special. Smith spoke more about his hockey journey with Lifestyle Did you get a sense of how much last season meant to the fans given the franchise s history Absolutely especially because of all the rats being thrown on the ice. I know that s something that started [during the 1996 season] when the team had its Stanley Cup run. It s a little quirky--and the first couple of times honestly I wasn t really expecting it--but it s nice to see that there s so much passion. We had some success last year but we re obviously looking for more this year. How long does a series loss like last year s to the Islanders stay with you It s extremely frustrating. You play 82 games in a regular season to get to a point like that you give yourself homeice advantage and then you lose a series that you feel you should have won. It was probably a month or two before I started thinking about hockey again you want to take some time to free everything from your brain. But it s a challenge. On a personal level you had a breakout season last year. Why do you think everything came together for you with the Panthers I was fortunate to be put in a great situation. I was playing with outstanding linemen and I was given ice time that exceeded my own expectations. When the team as a whole is firing on all cylinders it s easy to pick up on that momentum. Last year was a great stepping-stone for me personally but I m setting the bar higher. Do you compare notes about teams and players with your brother during the offseason--the way that Peyton and Eli Manning used to do We do talk and reminisce about the past season it s definitely not on the level of Peyton and Eli. But that s what s great about having an older brother in the league. He s a great sounding board and I m fortunate to have that. Did your brothers go easy on you when you were kids We played a lot of hockey--there were lots of games in the basement. ... And yes I was the punching bag for sure. If you have a chance to slam Brendan into the boards when florida plays detroit are you doing it--or do you pull back We ve gone after each other a little bit over the years. We have a great relationship but once the puck drops there s not much love lost. Is any of that payback for those games in the basement Absolutely. 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Local artist Jonathan Stein has designed The Haute Spot the crown jewel of parking spaces featuring a mural with more than 100 000 Swarovski crystals. Between now and early November Florida residents may submit online entries for a chance to reserve the Haute Spot during one of the 14 busiest shopping days of the year-- g ys Thanksgiving Black Friday and the 12 days before Christmas. Winners chosen at random m Nov. 4 will receive a 250 shopping spree VIP butler service while shopping and lunch for two at Sawgrass Mills. During October meanwhile Sawgrass is giving customers who make a 10 donation to Susan G. Komen a voucher for 25 percent off one item at more than 100 of its some 350 retailers. To enter visit hautespot. Stein an and artist Jonath Adrienne Bosh Spot dedication at the Haute 42 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 43 C L O S E up CJ George AN EARLY BATTLE WITH CANCER CHANGES ONE LIFE--AND PROVIDES ONGOING INSPIRATION FOR COUNTLESS OTHERS In the months after being diagnosed with Stage 3 lymphoblastic lymphoma Christopher (CJ) George was lost. He was staring at a twoyear protocol of oral and injected chemotherapy. His hair was falling out. And he couldn t play sports. It almost was too much for a 9-year-old boy to handle. Then one day during treatment at Joe DiMaggio Children s Hospital he left his bed to speak to another child. He noticed that the conversation cheered up the young cancer patient. Before long he was bringing magic cards to the hospital and doing tricks for other children. The more he did for others the better CJ started feeling his mother Dawn says. He wasn t throwing up as much. He wasn t as weak. I asked him about it. I think the secret to getting through a [chemo] trial he said is to focus on others. Eight years later CJ now 17 and cancer-free continues to focus on those facing adversity and illness serving as a spokesperson and ambassador for Hollywood-based Joe DiMaggio--as well as the Georges own nonprofit Children Battling Cancer a foundation that supports the families of such patients by delivering gifts during the holidays and helping to pay medical and monthly bills. (Visit CJGeorgespeaks.) As I ve gotten older I ve realized that everybody goes through something says CJ in his senior year of home schooling. A lot of times you can t see it. They could be struggling with depression being bullied at school or their family situation isn t great. ... It s so important to think about other people and not just yourself. That s what helped me get through cancer treatment. That CJ would deliver hundreds of speeches all over the country in the past decade--addressing nonprofits medical researchers and politicians including a visit to Capitol Hill at age 12--is a miracle in itself Dawn says. He was so riddled with anxiety in elementary school that he couldn t stand in front of his classmates without having a panic attack. CJ overcame his nerves enough to give a keynote at age 10 during Joe DiMaggio s Circle of Friends fundraiser. Leukemia Lymphoma Society soon called followed by an invite to speak from the Florida Panthers. On that day CJ threw up in the car. Instead of canceling he shared the story with the team no child he said should feel that sick from chemotherapy. It was the first time that I really spoke from the heart. Hockey would become CJ s favorite sport. As soon as doctors removed his chemo port at age 12 he started taking skating lessons. Today CJ plays defense on the Junior Panthers travel team in Coral Springs. It makes sense Dawn says. 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Juan Carlos Zapata Realtor Associate O. 954-522-2831 M. 305-310-4655 jzapata 401 E Las Olas Blvd. Suite 100 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 53 54 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM TAKE A BOW With the debut of his 25th play Michael McKeever adds to his growing legend as South Florida s most acclaimed playwright BY JOHN THOMASON PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOWNTOWNPHOTO FORT LAUDERDALE SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 55 I 56 n May 2015 theatergoers could hardly visit a South Florida stage without seeing a production tied to Michael McKeever. In midMay the theater company he co-founded Zoetic Stage opened Harold Pinter s Betrayal at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami which with a set designed by McKeever became the best-selling play in the company s history. The same week McKeever began an acting run in The Book Club Play an ensemble comedy- drama at Actors Playhouse in Coral Gables. And later in the month his 24th original play Daniel s Husband opened at Island City Stage in Fort Lauderdale. A year later the play took home three statuettes at the annual Carbonell Awards which spotlight excellence in South Florida theater in a live ceremony co-produced by--you guessed it--McKeever. It must not be easy being the busiest man in South Florida s show business but he makes it look like it is. Where others might juggle commitments and inevitably drop a few of them McKeever tackles each writing acting and design job separately with a sniper s focus not letting other projects enter the bubble until he s done. He seems uniquely immune to pressure whether it s to meet his cascading deadlines or to perennially top his own work--a reputation that peaked with Daniel s Husband a work of communal humor and heartbreaking dramatic richness that will enjoy its off-Broadway premiere in 2017. OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM On any given day I ve got three ideas that are on a conveyer belt in the back of my head. that one sucks well it sucks. You make the play as good as you can and move on to the next job. McKeever 54 shares a Davie home with his husband Zoetic Stage artistic director Stuart Meltzer and their manic Boston terrier China. The black-and-white checkerboard flooring reflects McKeever s lively personality. Framed playbills from his 20 years of South Florida premieres hang on the walls and his eight Carbonell awards (seven for writing one for acting) sit on bookshelves. As always McKeever s plate is full starting with the October opening at the Arsht Center of his next world premiere After in which he also stars. His second premiere this season Finding Mona Lisa opens in 2017. More loom down the pike including Red White Black and Blue a provocative thriller about a presidential assassination that he unveiled at a reading earlier this year at Florida Atlantic University. On any given day I ve got three ideas that are on a conveyer belt in the back of my head he says. I ll sit on the patio on Sunday morning with the New York Times and just skim. Maybe I ll read about something that s happening in South Africa and it ll put a little spark back there. McKeever who grew up in a middle-class Italian household in North Miami Beach began his playwriting career with the same objective as most budding scribblers to write what he knew. An advertising and design graduate from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale McKeever worked as a graphic designer for WSVN-Channel 7 and then as an art director for Ventures a Miami film production studio where he designed commercials. When the studio suffered an exodus of writers McKeever jumped in to fill the role and found he had a knack for realistic dialogue. At 30 he quit the job to WHAT S NEXT Expect two McKeever world premieres this season After (Oct. 27 Nov. 13 at Carnival Studio Theater inside the Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami 305.949.6722) explores the unexpectedly uplifting fallout of a Newtown-style national tragedy by following the lives of two grieving families a year after the massacre. Finding Mona Lisa (July 12 Aug. 13 at Actors Playhouse 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables 305.444.9293) is a series of playlets whose main character is the painting of the title--from the moment of its creation to its cameo installation at the Louvre. McKeever outside the Carnival Studio Theater. Opening spread Inside the Ziff Ballet Opera House I use Michael Jackson as my reference McKeever says. I read this in Rolling Stone and it stayed with me all these years When Thriller came out and sold 10 million copies he pasted that number on his bathroom mirror. And he saw it every morning when he woke up and said I have to top 10 million. Can you imagine My take is really basic. It s always been the same You finish one project you move on to the next one. If that one s getting picked up here and there that s wonderful And if pursue playwriting. The first play he wrote That Sound You Hear was inspired by a tumultuous breakup with a girlfriend which coincided with the landfall of Hurricane Andrew. Miami s New Theatre picked it up in 1996. He quickly rose to prominence as one of the region s most producible playwrights winning five Carbonells for best new work from 1998 to 2008 mostly on the strength of deftly written comedies. One of those comedies a frothy historical farce called Suite Surrender would become his most successful work to date earning some 800 productions worldwide from community theaters to colleges and high schools. McKeever is quick to point out however that critics panned its world premiere at the former Caldwell Theatre in Boca Raton. He s proud of his earlier work but knew he still had artistic corners to turn. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 57 Michael always had a talent for writing great dialogue and great scenes but his upbeat personality caused his early plays to be almost Pollyanna-like says Joseph Adler artistic director of GableStage. He tended to tie things up neatly and eschewed ambiguity leaving the audience feeling good about themselves. His plays have matured enormously over the years--culminating with a masterful play like Daniel s Husband. McKeever sees 2011 s Stuff at the Caldwell as his first major turning point. An ambitious biographical play about the lives of the Collier Brothers--the country s first hoarders circa 1929--the play still had a lot of the grace that I liked putting in there but at the same time there was some real emotion and real soul-searching he says. Clark Gable Slept Here which Zoetic produced in 2014 was his next career touchstone. A coffin-black satire on Hollywood artifice the play addressed the closeted homosexuality that still exists in the movie business. For the first time I wrote a comedy that wasn t based on setting up runs--one two three and now the laugh he says. I wanted to tell a great story and make a statement with the story. And the last step was Daniel s Husband which is where I took so much of myself and threw it onstage without even thinking about it. Premiering almost concurrently with the Supreme Court s landmark ruling on marriage equality the play explores the issue through the microcosm of a gay couple--one who rejects the traditions of marriage and the other who vehemently wants to wed because we can now. When a tragedy bisects the play it shifts the skeptic s perspective. The play speaks to the humanity in all of us says Antonio Amadeo who starred in the premiere. Life is short and unpredictable. We should cherish the people we love and we should fight for the rights of everyone to be able to live their lives with dignity and equality. I will forever be grateful to Michael for letting me bring that character to life. Its effect on me was profound. McKeever s acting has matured concurrently with his writing. Last year he earned a Carbonell nod for his sensitive performance in Picnic at Palm Beach Dramaworks. Two years earlier he took best-actor gold for his role in the Holocaust drama The Timekeepers at Island City Stage in which he was cast against type as a downbeat homophobic horologist fixing the watches of Jewish victims in a Nazi labor camp. Before that directors cast him mostly in what he calls witty charming put-him-in-a-tuxedo parts. In other words they told him to play himself and there are worse crosses to bear. Besides being a great actor he s such a sweet man says Amadeo who shared a stage with McKeever this year in GableStage s It s Only a Play. People that talented aren t always a joy to work with but he is and the backstage experience is full of laughter and camaraderie. He is that guy--multi-talented funny kind intelligent-- and he can do like 300 pushups. Ugh ... annoying isn t it Or at Thinking Cap Theater of the Mind Tired of another Neil Simon comedy or 1960s produce the region s best and headiest fare. Zoetic Stage at the Arsht Center Address 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami The buzz Co-founded by South Florida theater luminaries including Michael McKeever Stuart Meltzer and playwright Chris Demos-Brown Zoetic specializes in world premieres by its local company members which then experience fruitful lives beyond the region. On the strengths of Meltzer s revisionist direction the company also has presented bold new takes on classic musicals and dramas including unforgettable renditions of Stephen Sondheim s Passion and Assassins. Contact 305.949.6722 Slow Burn Theatre Company Address Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW Fifth Ave. Fort Lauderdale The buzz Slow Burn s co-artistic directors Patrick Fitzwater and Matthew Korinko are attracted to the ugly ducklings of the musical theater world the flawed labors of love misunderstood classics and difficult niche shows that could use their 58 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Heathers at Slow Burn heartfelt tune-ups. Broadway may have dismissed them but Slow Burn s fervent takes on musicals such as Carrie High Fidelity and Heathers proves why they ve managed to reel in the youngest audiences of any regional company. Contact 954.462.0222 Thinking Cap Theatre at the Vanguard Address 1501 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale The buzz Nicole Stodard founder of this scrappy and experimental company produces dramas for audiences eager to expand their horizons. Living up to its name Thinking Cap s selections require audience engagement often confounding and confronting attendees as much as pleasing them. Lately this has meant rare South Florida productions of Or a gender-bending modern Restoration comedy and A Map of Virtue a serendipitous romantic comedy that before you know it transforms into a backwoods abduction thriller. Contact 813.220.1546 seasons this was the intimate venue to produce such big-ticket Tony winners nominees as Venus in Fur Red and Mothers and Sons. Contact 305.445.1119 Theatre at Arts Garage Address 180 NE First St. Delray Beach The buzz Ever since the 2015 hiring of longtime South Florida theater professionals Keith Garsson and Genie Croft as co-artistic directors this tiny collective housed in a downtown Delray parking garage has amassed a reputation as the region s sexiest company. The titillating psychodrama Sex With Strangers the disturbingly kinky Smoke and the salacious biographical musical The Devil s Music The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith took audiences to the brink of their comfort level. Expect the trend to continue in the 2016-17 season with The Mystery of Love and Sex opening Oct. 7. Contact 561.450.6357 GableStage Address 1200 Anastasia Ave. Coral Gables The buzz Perennially cited as one of South Florida s finest theater companies GableStage is the place to see immaculately acted and designed productions of the hottest fresh-from-Broadway titles in the glamorous confines of Gables Biltmore Hotel. Over the past few The Royale at GableStage LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 59 Numarine 60 Flybridge 60 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Your Show of Shows BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON Lifestyle puts you in the captain s seat with 10 insider tips for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show often is called South Florida s Super Bowl of boating. Perhaps it has gained this reputation over the years because show producers say it makes more of an economic impact than pro football s annual championship game. Last year the boat show generated an estimated 531.5 million for the local economy. The last Super Bowl that was in Miami in 2010 made a 333 million impact according to the game s organizing committee. It s so big even non-enthusiasts get excited about the annual event that this year boasts 4 billion worth of life-on-the-water products from superyachts to nauticalthemed artwork. The cool thing about going to the boat show is that you get to see everything available in the boating world says Bob Denison president and founder of Denison Yachts whose grandfather and father were giants in the local boat industry. Denison has attended the show since he was a kid. The hottest thing in the industry in any given year always looks a bit different. Nearly 1 500 boats will be on display during the show across more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space according to the event s producer Show Management. Brent Keating vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management promises an elevated experience from previous years. This year s show is Thursday Nov. 3 through Monday Nov. 7 at seven locations on land and sea Bahia Mar Resort & Yachting Center Las Olas Marina Hall of Fame Marina Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina The Sails Marina and Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina. (Visit flibs. com for tickets and details). Going to the show Here are 10 things you need to know. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 61 Frau. Its master suite is a whopping 484 square feet--one of the largest on a boat of its size. Many of the megayachts are at Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Hall of Fame Marina while used yachts are at Pier 66 Marina. Access to the interiors of superyachts and most megayachts aren t open to the general public but company representatives usually are eager to show off their prizes. Numarine 60 Flybridge 1MEGAYACHT MADNESS Whether you have the bucks to drop on a supersized yacht or just like to gush over such spectacles the debuts here rival any red-carpet premiere in Monaco. This year don t miss Numarine which is showing off its 60 Flybridge and Monte Carlo Yachts which presents the U.S. debut of its MCY 105. See the owner s suite inside the Numarine Flybridge--huge windows at water level offer an amazing view. On the Monte Carlo check out the designer interior decor by Herm s and Armani and the custom furniture by Poltrona NOT 2IT S SHOW ALL Participation is encouraged. Carefree Boat Club is offering a number of boating courses including first-mate skills. (Become the best Gilligan a Skipper could have.) Instructors are certified and licensed captains. Before you put on your bucket hat and boat shoes register at the Powerboat Skills Training Center at Bahia Mar s B dock. WHITE 3RED BLUE AND While dockyards that manufacture some of the best boats are internationally based the U.S. Superyacht Association is proud of what s put together in the USA. This year 40 made-in-America boat companies are gathering under one roof at the American Pavilion (formerly the Yacht Builders Tent) at Bahia Mar. The Boat Show offers its share of visuals. 4GREEN APPROACH The boating industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint so look for lots of new technology that takes an environmental approach to boating. Columbus Yachts 40M sport hybrid is making its U.S. debut here. The engine is ecofriendly and the boat s weight has been reduced with special materials. Its woods are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council and the leather comes from the meat industry rather than harvested merely for the seats. 5FISH TALES Monte Carlo Yachts Celebrity speakers Chris Gillette of Animal Planet s Gator Boys and Manny Puig host of Outdoor Channel s Savage Wild will be swapping stories with visitors at The Blue Wild Watersports and 62 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 7 GETTING AROUND Park the car and use transportation services. Valet parking at Las Olas Marina is 65 a day (purchase online only). Park-n-Ride service at War Memorial Auditorium is 7 and includes bus service to and from the Convention Center and Las Olas Marina. Riverside Hotel garage parking is 5 with bus service to and from Las Olas Marina (or Water Taxi service for 10). Purple Bus service runs to and from War Memorial Auditorium and Las Olas Marina with stops at Riverside Hotel. Green Bus service runs to and from Bahia Mar Yachting Center The Sails Marina and the Convention Center. Blue Bus service runs to and from Bahia Mar and the Convention Center. Yellow Bus service runs to and from War Memorial Auditorium and the Convention Center. (FortLauderdale BoatShow) Twitter ( BoatShowUpdates) Instagram ( BoatShowPhotos) and YouTube ( showmanagement). 9 NEW IMPROVED FOOD CHOICES The Convention Center s in-house catering company Savor is offering food and beverage pairing menus--as well as a new buffet on the second floor where diners can overlook the display of boats below. Inside the Windward Club chefs from Events by Grateful Palate have cooked up a menu that changes daily for breakfast lunch and dinner. A sneak peek at the menu shows such dishes as amarillo shrimp ceviche braised short ribs with red wine sauce and s mores brownies. Marine Expo on Saturday and Sunday during the show. If that isn t enough to hook you take a class and learn how to catch cook and clean lionfish. Take that you pesky invader. Get the Blue Wild schedule at in the special events section. 6BE A VIP The VIP Experience at the Windward Club includes a private dining area open bar food private indoor bathrooms and a central location (at the International Swimming Hall of Fame) near superyachts and luxury auto displays. VIP guest passes are limited to only 300 a day. Concierges can arrange yacht tour appointments. The package is available for 140 valid any day from Friday to Sunday. It includes show ticket Water Taxi fare and Windward Club access. 8sTAY 10WATER TOYS CONNECTED Download the free MyBoatShow application for Apple or Android from the app store for your device. Search for vessels by size range manufacturer and type and scope out their location at the show. Get details on food and drink. Build your own list of boats before deciding on the one that suits your fancy. The boat show also has a presence on social media--Facebook The show is known for its latest and greatest displays of fun water toys including personal watercraft and submarines. This year s must-have items include waterproof drones that can capture aerial video footage and then return remotely and a new generation of inflatable custom-built yacht waterslides. Enjoy the show LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 63 I shot Sista Idya who s an artist behind her apartment in Lauderhill. She s a very spiritual so regal. Sista Idya Lifestyle Susan Buzzi honors the journey of local breast cancer survivors with her poignant portraits of strength and courage BY KEVIN KAMINSKI Candid Camera She s photographed a woman diagnosed in her last trimester of pregnancy who underwent six months of chemotherapy and a double mastectomy after delivering her child. She s accompanied patients during prosthesis fittings and reconstructive surgeries one of which prompted a nurse to stand next to her with smelling salts just in case. She s trained her lens on subjects as young as 25 and as old as 99--some with hair several without. It s a been an unexpected professional journey that has left photographer Susan Buzzi humbled and inspired by the indomitable spirit of some 400 South Florida breast cancer survivors that she has captured on film--her choice for its richness compared to digital photography--during the past nine years. Every person is different says the Tamarac resident. But they re all so determined to be fearless in some way. They re all fighters. ... Somebody has to be their advocate. I try to be that warrior for them. 64 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Back in the summer of 2008 Buzzi was just a photographer with a looming deadline. She had received a grant from the nonprofit Susan G. Komen organization to orchestrate an exhibition at Broward County Main Library around breast cancer awareness she had less than three months to find her subjects photograph them and stage the show. Buzzi reached out to support groups doctors hospitals and imaging centers not knowing how her vision for the project would be received. When the exhibit of riveting portraits opened (in those days Buzzi shot everything in black and white) the emotional response overwhelmed her. People were laughing crying celebrating she says. Once I started down this road I couldn t stop. Over the past decade Buzzi has staged annual October exhibitions throughout the region as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month but this year she returns to the Main Library (Gallery Six)--one of two Buzzi shows running simultaneously in Broward County. The adventure she shares has prompted her to embark on her own journey. Buzzi is now a certified coach practitioner of healing arts which she administers to cancer patients at-risk youth incarcerated individuals and any person or group that can benefit from expressive art therapy. I have a different perspective on everything--my psychological welfare my physical well-being she says. Every survivor I ve met has helped to transform me. I feel like my responsibility to them and the privilege of photographing them grows deeper and deeper each year. I ve known Janet for many years she s an artist and a three-year survivor. Her latest phase was doing birdcages and I wanted to photograph her in that element. Susan Buzzi Janet RESILIENT WOMEN Susan Buzzi s large-format images of breast cancer survivors will be on display at two Broward County locations during much of October. Gallery Six at Broward County Main Library (100 S. Andrews Ave. Fort Lauderdale) Oct. 3 31 Buzzi also will host a Creative Community art workshop on Oct. 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. For additional information call 954.357.7443. Tamarac Community Center (8601 W. Commercial Blvd.) Oct. 3 31 for additional information call 954.597.3620. Stephanie and Elia Stephanie and six years ago and photographed them together. She was diagnosed at age 28. They re now blessed with a miracle baby Elia. OCTOBER 2016 65 Adele Adele is 99. I was showing some work at a poetry reading a few months back and she approached me. She said Did you know I m a 40-year survivor And I still drive. She s one of those magical people you meet along the way. Some people talk about it some don t. Valerie completed her radiation over the past year and only now is ready to talk about it. She s so effervescent. I made her sit in that pink chair because she s just one of those colorful people. Valerie 66 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Susanne came to a show last year she wanted so much to meet the other survivors. She had had a double mastectomy. I photographed her a few days later in color at the beach which started my journey into color images. Susanne Ava has had nine surgeries all connected to an original breast cancer diagnosis. Her mother was diagnosed at the same time she died. Ava is a force to be reckoned with so full of energy. I don t know where she gets it but she needs to bottle it. Ava and husband Richard Margie (photographed with her oncologist Janet Nguyen-Sperry) was photographed. I ve followed her through four re-occurrences of breast cancer. She s one of the most positive women I know. Margie LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 67 What I Did Comedian Sarah Silverman dishes on her moment in the political spotlight-- and her harrowing week in the ICU BY KEVIN KAMINSKI It should have come as no surprise that Sarah Silverman would steal the show at the Democratic National Convention. The Emmy Award-winning comedian has been dropping jaws for nearly 25 years with confrontational no-holds-barred comedy all delivered with a pitchperfect mix of sarcasm and sweetness. But for all the buzz generated by her offthe-cuff comment at the podium this July in Philadelphia--when the ardent Bernie Sanders supporter told the vocal Bernie or Bust contingent You re being ridiculous --the real lifealtering experience for Silverman happened less than a month earlier. On the eve of her Oct. 15 appearance at Hard Rock Live--her Boca-based father and stepmom along with 10 000 of their friends will be at the show--the 45-year-old actress writer and acclaimed stand-up talks to Lifestyle about the convention as well as the illness this summer that nearly killed her. 68 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM you had emergency surgery in july. What is epiglottitis It was an abscess at the top of my epiglottis [blocking] my windpipe. I had a sore throat I can t even believe I went to the doctor. He looks at it and goes Oh you re going to the emergency room right now. He performed surgery that night. It was risky like I may not have made it. The abscess is filled with toxic poison basically so not even a drop could go down my throat. It was really scary for my loved ones but I was on drugs so I wasn t as scared. What was the scene like inside the arena that night The crowd at that point was quite fired up. It was total chaos. To a degree it represents people to another degree the people on the floor of conventions tend to be a bit fringe. Yes there are people who represent every state and that s great. It s also people with big Styrofoam hats covered with pins. The Bernie or Bust people are not the majority of people inspired by Bernie Sanders. So due to the medication you were out of it for about five days They couldn t put me to sleep completely because my blood pressure is too low. So I was just kind of awake and on drugs. They also had to [restrain me] when you have a breathing tube and you re conscious--and you re on drugs and don t understand what is happening--you try to pull it out. So they had to tie my hands down. My first thought was that I d been captured by ISIS. My sister would [calm me down and say] Sweetie When did you realize that You re being ridiculous had become as big as it became I guess when I saw how the internet blew up. It s funny I spend a few solid days on the speech and then my five minutes has to be cut to two. And then I finish and the set-up for Paul Simon s musicians isn t ready so the stage manager goes Stretch You know it s not like I had everything I cut out [from the original speech] at the tip of my fingers. There are always going to be people mad at someone who speaks out in any way. I m not for everyone I m the first one to tell you that. I speak what I believe. you re OK. You had surgery. I d fall asleep wake up feel [the restraints]--and the whole thing would repeat again. It was traumatic but the doctors saved my life. Is there a risk of this happening again It would be really insane if it ever happened again. It was a perfect storm of random bacteria. Looking back I feel it was somewhere between St. Louis and Kansas City I was on tour and flying every day. There are a lot of germs that you walk through and touch. I don t want to scare people into thinking they re going to die from a sore throat. It was just a rare odd thing that happened. And then I just reacted in the moment to the crowd. Grown people screaming at each other. I don t know what they were holding on to. The fundamentalists of any sect whether political or religious tend to be extreme. I don t know what their long game was. Why wouldn t they vote for Hillary for Bernie s sake For the continuation of this movement Bernie is amazing. I would have loved to have him as president. But I don t feel a loss. I just wish I could have seen him in a cross-party debate. The people who change the world are almost never the president. After the incident you wrote on Facebook about the paralyzing realization and the motivating revelation that nothing matters. What did you mean Life is precious but there s nothing you can do about it. It can make you paralyzed or it can make you totally free or fearless. I waver between the two. SARAH SILVERMAN LIVE When Oct. 15 8 p.m. Where Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino What Expect an evening of original material from Silverman whose career is as hot as ever. In addition to her renowned stand-up work she continues to impress as an actress including last year s lead role in the drama I Smile Back and her recurring character on Showtime s Masters of Sex. She can be seen in 2017 with Naomi Watts in The Book of Henry. Contact Visit or call 800.745.3000 for ticket information You still had your comedy chops though. Didn t you draw a picture of a penis for one of your nurses Yes I was drawing [them]. I have no memory of it. Zero. Not that it s the highest form of comedy. But I like it. By the time you got to the Democratic Convention were you still feeling weak That was three weeks out of the ICU. I mean I clean up well I had a pound of makeup on and I pulled it together. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 69 70 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Surviving Breast Cancer From diagnosis and beyond a roadmap for life. roadmap that will guide them through the next several years. This outlines standard screenings follow-up care for physician visits as well as necessary lab work. In addition the program educates patients about the possible long-term effects of their treatments identifying signs and symptoms to be aware of and how to seek help if they occur. This provides survivors the opportunity to think about how they want to live going forward. Being diagnosed with breast cancer and going through the rigorous treatment is a life-changing experience explains Joylene Sutton-Aransevia ARNP . Many patients adopt a new lifestyle and look forward with a better outlook on life. Our program helps patients reconstruct rebuild and redeem their lives. Just as Cleveland Clinic s approach to the treatment of cancer includes a multidisciplinary team method the survivorship care team is also comprised of physicians nurse practitioners social workers nutritionists and other support groups. By providing a comprehensive overview plan the Survivorship Care Program guides patients as they continue their journey along the pathway to wellness looking forward to life as a survivor. PATIENT-CENTERED FEATURES AND AMENITIES Cleveland Clinic Florida s Maroone Cancer Center includes an on-site lab satellite and infusion pharmacy a patient resource center a wig and healing studio as well as special facilities for pain management physical and occupational therapy and diagnostics. Support services include complimentary wigs to cancer patients Thomas Samuel MD Breast Oncologist Joylene Sutton-Aransevia ARNP Nurse Practitioner You are cancer free. These are words that not only bring a wave of relief but also the desire to get back to life as you knew it before breast cancer. But as a breast cancer survivor you still need to think about your long-term health and well being. Cleveland Clinic Florida s Survivorship Care Program offers the much-needed ongoing support along with a roadmap to your future. Whether you have just completed treatment or are a long-term survivor under the direction of breast oncologist Thomas Samuel MD and Joylene Sutton-Aransevia ARNP the Survivorship Care Program offers the support you need to become empowered and take charge of your life going forward. First a treatment plan summary is provided so patients can see the journey they have traveled to beat breast cancer explains Dr. Samuel. Then we add a American Cancer Society One team rallying against breast cancer. For a consultation call 866.213.5789 or for more information please visit A world-class oncologist. Three super nurses. A hilarious sister. An adorable beagle. This is my One team rallying against breast cancer. Same-day y 866.213.5789 appointments LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 71 SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION LIFESTYLE ADVICE LIGHTS CAMERA... TIME FOR ACTION Six tips for making video a big part of your marketing plan. You are missing a big opportunity if your company is not engaging customers and potential clients using video. Facebook has doubled its daily video views to 8 billion and Snapchat has reached the 6 billion mark. Video will account for 80 percent of global Internet traffic by 2020 according to a study by digital benchmarking firm L2. Any business can utilize this medium to showcase its products and services and to demonstrate its expertise in a way that is more compelling than simple text. Video entertains engages connects and leads consumers to take action. One study concluded that consumers were 64 percent more likely to buy a product on an online retail site after watching a video. And according to Forbes Insight 59 percent of senior executives said they d prefer to watch a video than read text. If you spend any time on social media you know that most of the posts that have the highest engagement contain some sort of footage either something professionally prepared or created on a smartphone. At our PR agency we are doing video work more than ever before providing content for clients websites social media pages and YouTube channels. The time and cost to produce online clips is going down and the returns are going up. How can you use video to promote your business or firm Here are six tips to get you thinking 1. Provide expert advice. Translate your deep knowledge of a field or subject into short interviews. They give you credibility and build trust with customers and prospects. 2. Demonstrate your product or service. Video is much more effective than photos to show first-hand what you do and how you do it. For example if your business is selling a high-tech security program you can demonstrate its features and advantages though images and narration. 3. Make an emotional connection. Many of today s videos make people laugh or pull at their heart strings. Hook a viewer with a story that engages their thoughts and feelings and they re more likely to become a customer or client. 4. Share success stories. Do you have a client or customer who will say that your business contributed to its success Why not tell that story in a video A thirdparty referral carries greater weight than an ad or promotion. 5. Broadcast events. With simple online software such as Facebook Live and Periscope you need only a smartphone or tablet to bring potential clients to your events. TODD TEMPLIN Vice President Boardroom Public Relations 1776 N. Pine Island Road Suite 320 Fort Lauderdale 33322 954-370-8999 ttemplin 6. Showcase your employees. People do business with people they like. Video gives your company or firm an opportunity to showcase the personalities of your top employees. Getting into video can be as simple as using your smartphone or tablet. To look more professional set up a small production studio in your office. You can purchase a green screen video camera lights microphones and a teleprompter for about 2 000. You ll also need someone an employee or freelancer to record and edit the videos. Add graphics and text to give your finished product more punch. If you don t want to make the investment in equipment or people retain a firm like ours that understands video and good story telling. No matter what route you take get in the game now to use video to increase sales and build your online brand. 72 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM WHERE THE GO HAND-IN-HAND heart & mind At NSU University School the classroom is our cornerstone but we recognize that true development takes a combination of academics arts athletics and community service. By allowing our students to focus on their individual talents and strengths we are able to bring out the best in them today - and well into the future. RSVP online at openhouse (954) 262-4506 November 8 at 9am OPEN HOUSE DAVIE FLORIDA J U N I OR K I N DER GA RT EN - G R A D E 1 2 CO L L E G E P R E PA R ATORY S CH O O L LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 73 GRADE 74 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM MAKING THE In an era where the day-to-day challenges facing parents and students are more pronounced than ever it s reassuring to know that South Florida features its share of institutions that do more than just meet the scholastic needs of the next generation. Lifestyle is proud to showcase some of the region s most innovative cutting-edge educators--schools and programs that give students the tools they need to succeed beyond the classroom. Boulevard Plantation 954.472.0022 PK3 grade 12 Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Med Pre-Law PreEngineering Biomed Engineering) Stanford University Math Program Heritage Science Research Institute SAT Prep AwardWinning Fine Arts Program 60 Student Clubs American Heritage School s mission is to graduate students who are prepared in mind body and spirit to meet the requirements of the colleges of their choice. To this end American Heritage School strives to offer a challenging and well-rounded college preparatory curriculum beginning in PK3 through grade 12 as well as superior programs in the arts and athletics that provide opportunities for leadership character building and lifelong learning. In our Lower School we offer advanced courses including the Stanford University math program for accelerated math students in 4th through 6th grades. The core curriculum is supplemented with all students daily schedules. In our Upper School writing and critical-thinking skills are increasingly important and 94 honors courses and 29 Advanced Placement (AP) courses are available. We believe all students should also develop a strong sense of social responsibility so we offer a variety of student-run clubs and organizations at all grade levels. Each year students attend prestigious competitions. Some of the recent achievements of our students are No. 1 private school in the U.S. and 1 high school in Florida for National Merit Scholars No. 9 out of 22 000 high schools in the nation 78 million in college scholarships offered to the Class of 2016 94 percent passing rate on all College Board Advanced Placement exams Nationally ranked in the top 1 percent in speech and debate competitions No. 16 in the U.S. at the National Science Bowl and No. 1 in the South Florida region Championship the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter 1st place from the National Scholastic Press Association in newspaper literary art magazine and yearbook 11 Critics Choice Awards at the District Thespian Festival Six national art award winners from the AISF MSA-CESS NCPSA Ai SACS NACAC SACAC College Board Oct.22 2016 Delray Campus 10 a.m. Plantation Campus 12 45 p.m. The students at American Heritage School are uniquely prepared to be leaders of the 21st century who embody knowledge integrity and compassion. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 75 NSU 954.262.4506 William J. Kopas Ed.D Junior Kindergarten (age 4) Grade 12 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Florida Council of Independent Schools Florida Kindergarten Council On a vibrant expansive campus that currently houses nearly 1 800 students in junior kindergarten through grade 12 NSU University School students enjoy a challenging academic curriculum with a wide range of choices numerous robust athletic program. This past year Tournament Championship titles and was named number one in Florida the speech and debate team ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation (third year in a row) Academic Team Champions and our students received more than 70 awards in the most prestigious awards program for teen artists the Scholastic Art Competition. Starting as early as junior kindergarten NSU University School sets a foundation for success and a love for learning in a childcentered environment. Active learning personalized instruction and skilled teachers (75 percent of whom have advanced degrees) are the hallmarks of NSU University School s early childhood program and set it apart from other schools. While there are many resources available to students who attend NSU University School its location on the campus of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a unique advantage. As part of NSU University School affords students unprecedented access to college-level resources which gives students an advantage as they prepare for post-secondary school life. NSU University School has a number of innovative academic programs where collaboration with NSU has led to new levels of research and scholarly achievement. Many NSU University School students are Science Research Program participants Robotics Team members Independent Research Study participants Math Fellows they have the opportunity to work alongside and share a campus with world-class NSU scientists researchers and distinguished professors who visit NSU University School classrooms and mentor students. NSU University School has the right formula and the right environment to promote all students abilities to learn grow and succeed academically socially and personally. For more information or to tour our school call 954.262.4506. 100 percent of students accepted to college or university 21 student-athletes signed national letters of intent on Signing Day Speech & Debate Team ranked Top 1 percent in Nation Robotics Team No. 1 in Florida Grades JK-12 Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. The years I spent at NSU University School were the best The lessons I learned from my teachers were inspiring and the connections I made being on a college campus were and continue to be invaluable. 76 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM TAPAS... PIZZA... PASTA... PERFECT 4215 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale 954.561.7300 Brunch available Saturdays and Sundays from 11 00 am - 3 30 pm. DELRAY BEACH CORAL SPRINGS WESTON 16950 Jog Rd. 561.381.0037 5920 Coral Ridge Dr. 954.344.1233 1370 Weston Rd. 954.306.0037 LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 77 THE MOST EXCLUSIVE PLACE IN SOUTH FLORIDA IS THE MSC YACHT CLUB. 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I am also proud to have been instrumental in the creation of Memorial Breast Cancer Center which offers breast cancer patients all the services they need under one roof. The center features an outstanding staff of breast cancer specialists and a dedicated team of patient navigators who guide breast cancer patients from diagnosis to survivorship. This discovery to recovery and beyond approach offers our patients the full range of rehabilitation and supportive care services to help them be stronger against cancer. Memorial Breast Cancer Center also provides patients easy access to other care that can contribute to positive cancer outcomes. One example is Memorial Integrative Medicine which addresses the medical emotional environmental and social factors that can have an impact on a breast cancer patient s overall health. The program combines mainstream treatments with supplementary therapies such as acupuncture massage nutrition and mindfulness. Cancer survivors learn how to develop and maintain the positive lifestyle habits that can help them live healthfully after cancer. Additionally Memorial Breast Cancer Center offers the type of leading-edge technology that in the past residents of South Florida had to travel miles to obtain. One of these is the SAVI SCOUT a non-wire non-radioactive surgical guidance system that can localize cancer lesions with greater accuracy. Placed inside the breast up to 30 days prior to surgery this tiny 12-millimeter localization device can with no discomfort to the patient help ensure that our surgeons can remove the smallest-required portion of tissue. Memorial was the first clinical center in Florida and the second in the United States to offer the SAVI SCOUT and has performed more than 200 such procedures to date. Soon we will open a clinical trial to extend the time period for implantation of the device to up to 365 days prior to surgery thus providing more treatment options for breast cancer patients who are for example receiving chemotherapy before surgery. The SAVI SCOUT is just one of the many new and effective approaches that Memorial Breast Cancer Center uses to fight cancer. Other tools include brachytherapy which offers a shortened (five-day) duration of radiation therapy for patients our newest Fast MRI breast protocols that help provide the fastest most accurate diagnoses in the least amount of time and our continuing commitment to using low-dose 3D mammography which detects 40 percent more killer cancers. I am not just a long-serving member of the South Broward Hospital District s Board of Commissioners I am also someone whose family has a history of breast cancer so I know how important it is to remain vigilant against this disease. I am proud that so many outstanding opportunities for breast cancer care are available for women right here in South Florida. This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month I encourage you to be attentive to your breast health -- and should you need someone on your side in the fight against breast cancer look no further than Memorial. For more information on Memorial Breast Cancer Center call 954-265-4325 (HEAL). LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 83 D I N I N G spotlight Chanson Restaurant brings Hollywood flair and world-class cuisine to the Deerfield Beach culinary scene BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON Splendor on the Beach T 84 here are 12 rooms inside Royal Blues Hotel in Deerfield Beach but there s another penthouse with ocean views that is never rented to guests. Penthouse I is reserved for the property s owner Hollywood producer Edward Walson who had intentions of building a private property on the land but opted to share his love of the finer things in life with a select clientele. The Royal Blues and its Chanson Restaurant have the designation of being the first Relais & Chateaux hotel in Florida part of only about 500 high-end boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world. What does that mean The criteria are stringent and have to pass R&C s five C s character calm charm courtesy and cuisine. Regarding this cuisine Chanson is more than fine dining--it s refined dining. This is a place where a longtapered candle isn t lit until guests are seated where napkins bear tags from Frette (maker of exquisite French linens) and where Badoit the renowned French sparkling bottled water is chilled in a Champagne bucket next to the table. Executive chef Michael Schultz--who for almost a decade was the private chef to The Sixth Sense writer and director M. Night Shyamalan--focuses on food that is organic and sustainable and creating it with sophisticated flair. Schultz is chummy when he mentions Night talking about multimillion-dollar deals being brokered over farmto-table dinners he created at the director s sprawling country estate outside of Philadelphia. OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Where 45 NE 21st Ave. Hours Breakfast and lunch daily 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5 30 to 9 30 p.m. Contact 954.857.2929 chanson_ restaurant It s much the same relationship Schultz has with Walson. They share the same mission for the intimate restaurant--to create a Le Bernardin-style spot in South Florida. (Le Bernardin is New York s shrine to sophisticated food and often mentioned among the world s best.) The staff says Walson has plenty of input into his restaurant and you can frequently find him dining there when he s in town. In fact Walson is in the process of buying a farm about 20 miles west of the restaurant where only organic vegetables and fruits will be grown just for Chanson. A tasting menu Schultz created for the evening started with fresh ceviche. When the chef wanted to learn authentic preparation of ceviche three years ago he went to the Miraflores district in Lima Peru--the place to train in the art of creating the mixed-seafood dish. On this particular evening he had found the freshest Key West yellowtail enhancing it with a lime marinade allowing it to burst with flavor and an authentic Florida flair. Krystal Kinney is Chanson s sommelier and her wine selections are as particularly perfect as the food. The 800-bottle collection is mostly composed of organic wines. When I inquired about what I thought was an incredible French ros she had paired with my second course Kinney said it was an Oregonian orange despite its pink appearance. The wine is made from grapes not oranges. It requires an elaborate production process so it is in short supply. CHANSON RESTAURANT Opposite page Scallops with curried lentils. Above Deconstructed Key lime pie It s just one of many delightful finds at Chanson. The wine was served with scallops which were superb but even more delectable were the curried lentils underneath with fresh watercress chanterelle mushrooms and caramelized pistachios. Next up was Schultz s upscale riff on downhome shrimp and grits a coconut-butter poached spiny lobster atop organic grits. For the main course an intensely marbled Wagyu beef served medium rare with small heirloom potatoes and black mustard made from scratch. A deconstructed dessert was inspired by Key lime pie--an olive oil sponge cake with lime mousse and berries alongside passion fruit sorbet. A graham cracker usually used as pie crust sat away from the cake itself and was meant for dipping. Kinney offered another surprise--a dessert wine from Oregon. Dessert wines can be too sweet for some palates but this soft Pinot Noir certified organic was the perfect accompaniment. Leaving the restaurant I noticed something I hadn t seen on the way in despite its size--a 1 500-gallon saltwater aquarium mounted in the restaurant s ceiling. The aquarium s edges connect to the terrace pool outside so swimmers can dive underwater to get a look at the fish in the tank up close. Chanson and the Royal Blues Hotel--a Deerfield Beach gem chockfull of exquisite surprises. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 85 D I N I N G what s cooking Put a Fork In It THE LITTLE CHALET DELIVERS ROBUST EURO-STYLE FONDUE--BY WAY OF BRAZIL--TO ITS SOUTH FLORIDA CUSTOMERS STORY BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOS BY EVELYN ROBLES I Owner Ricky Marcellini t s been 37 years since Ricky Marcellini s father opened a piano bar in Belo Horizonte Brazil next door to the eclectic store owned by Ricky s mother that sold furniture pots pans frames and other home goods. Initially the piano bar didn t serve food. As the story goes customers pointed to the fondue pots that were part of the decor and urged Ricky s father to start putting them to better use. Before long the national dish of Switzerland was all the rage in Brazil thanks to The Little Chalet which turned fondue into a culinary art form in Belo Horizonte and S o Paulo. By 1997 the next generation of Marcellinis (Ricky and his brother) had taken over the family business--but the beloved restaurant wasn t done conquering new lands. Anxious to move his family (wife Carol and daughter Nina) out of the hectic urban scene in S o Paulo and to the United States Ricky began scouting places in South Florida to open The Little Chalet. He settled on Boca Raton for its upscale audience as well as its proximity to Miami (he travels to Brazil for one week each month to help oversee the family s restaurants nightclubs and catering business). More than that Ricky saw an opportunity to create a different kind of dining experience. What I notice in the States is that after dinner the server wants you to move on and go home he says. Here we want you to stay and enjoy the night. We re seeing guests stay two three hours at a table. And for good reason. The first stateside Little Chalet (485 S. Federal Highway 561.325.8000 is drawing raves for its cozy whimsical Old World ambience--Ricky s mother handled the interior decorating--the charms of its staff the sweet sounds of its piano player and a menu of appetizers pastas and entr es that celebrates the flavors of Europe (think French mussels Italian chipotle chicken sausage risotto Swiss filet mignon filled with prosciutto and Catupiry cheese). Then of course there s the fondue--three cheese offerings which many diners count as their appetizer a filet mignon-only entr e and the requisite to-die-for chocolate dessert fondue. An ongoing favorite however is the aptly named Royal Chalet a fondue for two that features cubes of filet mignon slices of chicken breast and tiger shrimp--ready to be speared and bathed in a pot of piping-hot red wine consomm and then dipped into one of seven made-from-scratch sauces. Ricky shares some of the secrets of this popular dish. 86 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 1. The staples We seaso e son mignon with herbs and we pre-cook the chicken and don t want to mix shrimp with on t n their meat so instead this dish e ea opened here we had pork eh chicken and meat but the ut h t customers didn t want pork. k 2 n the p We 2. In the pot We use a red wine w wi broth with herb to cook t e th with erbs o cook the h temperature will reach [17 degrees ure w eac [176 egr c 17 gr Fahrenheit] ... The shrimp and it]. The shr ] e shrim chicken cook for three minutes the e inutes e n es s restauran use sirloin we only use rants se e 5. Mix and match a 3. Trial and error We tried Trial and error We t ed r ro We W Me ot a Merlot and Pinot Noir for the wine t o oi fo the w i e broth be re s t ng n C be net bro h before settling on Cabernet e en Sauvignon. The cabernet grape is vi no o r e a e s much stronger and stands up to the heat the pinot turned to water h ne when the alcohol burned off. 4. Palate preferences A few a sauces are strictly for our American r m customers the blue cheese and the t horseradish cream are too strong for Brazilians. Also all of our sauces r Brazi i at this restaurant are heavier. In es Brazil customers prefer more of a a liquid consistency here guests like q ik a thicker creamier sauce. D I N I N G the dish BY BECKY RANDEL Tuna poke from One Door East When One Door Opens ... It s perhaps the most highly anticipated Broward restaurant opening this year. One Door East a new concept from popular chef Giovanni Rocchio is already drawing raves for its globally inspired tapas. Rocchio s second restaurant located next to his award-winning Valentino Cucina Italiana (literally one door east) features sharing-sized plates such as tuna poke with red onion hijiki and tosazu eggplant fries with buttermilk honey and chili pepper smoked pork ribs and crackling shrimp with sweet chili sauce. Larger dishes--such as red snapper with mussels zucchini eggplant red curry coconut and lemongrass and a wood-grilled burger with tomatillo jam and smoked pepper aioli--round out the offerings. Rocchio has partnered with Elke Quintana on this venture and brought on Jeremy Bearman as executive chef. He specifically chose tapas using flavors from all over the world because it allows us to be creative without boundaries by executing different culinary styles techniques and sourcing a wide variety product. One Door East (620 S. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale 954.368.6902) also expects a strong bar and late-night scene thanks to creative cocktails industrial design and cool ambience. GRILL FOR GOOD The John Offerdahl s Broward Health Gridiron GrillOff Food & Wine Festival celebrates its seventh outing Nov. 12 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater (1801 NE Sixth St.). The culinary competition pairs football legends with South Florida s top chefs to benefit charity. The event which draws 3 000 people features food and drinks in addition to live music a cornhole competition and a silent auction. hole All net proceeds go to Offerdahl s Hand-Off f Foundation which supports 4KIDS of South Florida HOPE South Florida Here s Help the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association the Miami i Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL. Visit gridirongrilloff. com for details. 88 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM IT S EASY BEING CHEESY Cheese lovers rejoice The New York Grilled Cheese Company just opened a second location this time in Boca Raton (493 N. Federal Highway 561.277.0777 after opening in Wilton Manors in April. Its October special the Gotham Gobbler is made with slow-roasted turkey layered with stuffing (made with the restaurant s own artisan bread) drizzled with cranberry aioli topped with melted American cheese and stuffed between two hearty country loaves. The mountainous sandwich is served with homemade gravy and tomato bisque. The Sweet Ride ART MEETS COFFEE TRUCK & TREAT N Neighborhood favorite Hoffman s Chocolates has introduced a food tr truck to bring gourmet chocolate ice cream milkshakes gourmet caramel a apples and other confections to its fans. The Sweet Ride also gives cu customers an opportunity to have their pictures appear on a digital screen on the side of the truck if they take a photo next to the truck and upload it to Facebook. The truck will make appearances around Broward and Palm Be Beach counties and is available for events and special occasions. Visit ho for more information. The popular Bailey Contemporary Arts is getting into the coffee business. BaCA (41 NE First St. Pompano Beach 954.284.0141 recently partnered with local coffee shop Blooming Bean to open a shop in the west gallery as well as a coffee-education environment. Patrons can grab a cup of joe while learning about different methods of brewing and discovering its notes--kind of like a wine tasting in the morning. The shop has a philanthropic element as well Blooming Bean ensures its beans are ethically sourced and owners donate a portion of the sales to South Florida organizations that fight child trafficking such as Hepzibah House and There is Hope for Me. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 89 90 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM DOCK DRINK DINE WEEKEND BRUNCH SATURDAY & SUNDAY 10AM - 4PM BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS 3033 NE 32nd Ave Fort Lauderdale 954.566.2855 LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 91 An absolute must visit OOOOO - Scott A The Jet Runway Cafe is such a unique experience The food is absolutely amazing with a great variety to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. Watching planes take off and land just outside the window kept the kids (and parents) entertained the entire time Every restaurant should have its own runway... - Scott A 5540 NW 21st Terrace Ft. Lauderdale 954.958.9900 92 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM FEAST ON SUBLIME SUSHI TANTALIZING THAI DISHES DELICIOUS DIM SUM... AND THEN SOME Mike Ponluang Owner & Executive Chef Come and savor talented chef owner Mike Ponluang s culinary delights including mouthwatering Thai delicacies succulent sushi sashimi and specialty rolls inventive dim sum and appetizers enticing entrees and decadent desserts. During September of 2016 Chef Mike is taking part in Dine Out Lauderdale with two creative menus - a two-course prix fixe menu during lunch ( 16 per person) and a three-course prix fixe menu during dinner ( 36 per person). Chef Mike s swell Summer Menu is served between 3 00 p.m. - 7 00 p.m. daily. Sunday Brunch is served from 11 30 a.m. - 3 00 p.m. with a wide array of breakfast and lunch items with an Asian twist and bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys ( 15 per person). Lunch & Dinner Served Daily Indoor & Outdoor Dining Catering Available Live Entertainment Thursday Friday & Saturday Evenings Daily Happy Hour Harbor Shops 1841 Cordova Road Fort Lauderdale Tel 954 525 3541 w w w. c oc oas ian b is tro . c o m LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 93 YOLO BOATYARD S3 - SUN SURF SAND Incredible food. Unique atmospheres. Amazing locations. The restauranteurs & culinary masterminds behind many of South Florida s hot spots The Restaurant People invite you to experience three of our chic & sophisticated dining venues. Immerse yourself in the energy of downtown Fort Lauderdale at YOLO unwind along the ocean at S3 or experience our newest dynamic transformation BOATYARD. All our restaurants feature innovative cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails in stylishly-relaxed settings. Discover the concepts in The Restaurant People s collection and experience the best of Fort Lauderdale. BOATYARD - 1555 SE 17th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 954.525.7400 YOLO - 333 East Las Olas Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954.523.1000 S3 - 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 954.523.SURF 94 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM NAUT Your Typical Waterf estaurant ront R e Point Marina t Lighthous Located a GREAT FOOD GREAT VIEWS GREAT TIMES DAWG GONE HAPPENINGS DAWG-GONE HAPPENINGS G MELLOW-OUT MONDAYS Free Kids Dinners 5-9pm Yappy Hour ALL Day MEN S NIGHT WEDNESDAYS off Wings Burgers Beers and T-Shirts 6pm-close Live Music from 5-9pm CONCH FRIDAY Conch Chowder 11 30am-close Live Music by Steel Drum Duo 5-9pm LIVE MUSIC SATURDAY 12-3PM SLIP-OUT SUNDAYS Brunch 7 30am-3pm Dinner 4-9pm Live Music by Mark Zaden 5-9pm BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY from 7 30am-11am FULL MENU from 11 30am-9pm We are a Dawg Friendly Restaurant 2841 Marina Circle Lighthouse Point 954.941.0246 Closed Tuesdays to go fishing Check our website for Monthly Full Moon Parties. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 95 SPECIAL TO ACCESS LIFESTYLE 96 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Neiman arcu F rt Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale m cus derd e rdal d k cked kicked off the fall season with a k d a ea ith Ni Night of Glam Rock that featured Night Glam ock i a k eatur d r the Florida debut of Walking With h Florida debu f Wa n orid b i the Muses mem the Muses a memoir by iconic h supe model a l veland a supermodel Pat Clevela d. Pat perm e surprise attend s wi surprised attendees with her urpri e atte d e signatur w k signature walk as she danced her g r h d nced wa down way down the runway during the n d ring g finale. She then signed her book n le. nale She h n g e e oo e and greeted customers in front of n reete cust m ted t a backdrop custo backdrop usto c op tomized like the cover of her book. More than 350 ove f e ook. guests enjoyed light bites and ue s njoy d ight o ht a Nitrogen Bar serving peach Nitrogen Nitrog n a ervi ving each i b l inis bellinis in a cloud of mist by s clou oud s FROST 321. ROST 21 who what wear Sarah Regensdorf Jenna Katz Tatiana Rendon Goldberger Scott Goldberger owner of Town Real Estate is director of clinical business pediatric hospitalist at Joe principal at Kaufman Rossin wearing an Alice Olivia skirt operations for Memorial DiMaggio Children s Hospital & Co. is wearing a Saks Fifth Avenue Collection suit Johnston is wearing a Topshop jumpsuit Cardiac and Vascular Institute is BCBG heels and a Jennifer Haley handbag. Charles David shoes a BCBG Max wearing an Aqua dress Christian & Murphy shoes a Salvatore Azria belt and a Gucci handbag. Louboutin heels a BCBG belt and Ferragamo belt and an English a Stella McCartney handbag. Justin Greenbaum broker at Town Real Estate is wearing a Hugo Boss suit and Cole Haan shoes. 98 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS IMPACT YOUNG AMBASSADORS RECENTLY HOSTED FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS FOR JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION AND MEMORIAL FOUNDATION. GUESTS WATCHED JETS AT FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE AIRPORT WHILE ENJOYING WINE-FLIGHT TASTINGS AND BITES (COURTESY OF SILVER LINING INFLIGHT CATERING AND JET RUNWAY CAF ) A SILENT AUCTION AND LIVE MUSIC. THE NET PROCEEDS OF 25 000 BENEFIT PATIENTS AND FAMILIES TREATED AT MEMORIAL AND JOE DIMAGGIO. Mateo Martinez Angelique Martinez Mike Linder Kristi Klotz Jill Moss pediatric hospitalist for Pediatric owner of Mind & Mobility Home founding and managing partner is wearing a Fifteen Twenty Health Agency is wearing a of the Casso Macy Law Group P.A. Catering and Jet Runway Caf is Hospitalists of South Florida is blouse Alice Olivia pants Kenneth Cole suit Hugo Boss wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna wearing an Everly romper Aldo Prada shoes a Cartier watch and is wearing a Herve Leger dress shoes and a Salvatore heels and jewelry by David jacket and pants shirt and shoes and Jimmy Choo heels. an Yves Saint Laurent handbag. Ferragamo belt. Yurman and Alex and Ani. by Gucci. LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 99 Photos by Linzi Altabet NEWS & EVENTS OCTOBER2016 A C C E S S GRIDIRON GRILL-OFF L I F E S T Y L E GALA OF HOPE Ferrari-Maserati Fort Lauderdale will host the sixth annual Gala of Hope to benefit Cure SMA (spinal muscular atrophy) on Nov. 17. This year s Fire & Ice theme will feature a premium open bar hors d oeuvres from The Capital Grille a deluxe silent auction a raffle for a 5 000 JR Dunn shopping spree and a weekend in a Maserati live art entertainment by Michael Israel--and much more. Launched by Fiorenna Israel-Fuentes and Jennifer Miller-Smith two SMA moms the event has raised more than 700 000. Tickets start at 150 with VIP tickets going for 300. Visit GalaofHopeSFL. Join former Miami Dolphins middle linebacker John Offerdahl on Nov. 12 for an afternoon of football food and charity during his seventh annual Broward Health Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. The event which runs from noon to 4 p.m. will feature Miami Dolphins legends and top local chefs working the grills and preparing delicious entr es (which will be expertly paired with premium wines). Tickets range from 85 to 200 with net proceeds from the event benefiting Offerdahl s Hand-Off Foundation. Visit for details and tickets. PHILANTHROPY DAY AWARDS The 29th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards will be presented by Signature Grand (6900 W. State Road 84 Davie) on Nov. 9. This special day recognizes great contributions in philanthropy and individuals active in the philanthropic arena. This year s honorees in the spotlight for making a difference in our community include Philanthropist of the Year Angelica Palank-Sharlet Outstanding Corporation Breakthru Beverage Florida Outstanding Foundation Funding Arts Broward Outstanding Fundraising Professional Dr. Jennifer O Flannery Anderson Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Harold Hal Herman and Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy Ashley Stultz. Event registration begins at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon at 12 p.m. For tickets and more information visit WALK TO END ALZHEIMER S Join Michelle F. Solomon senior staff writer for Lifestyle Media Group at Broward County s Walk to End Alzheimer s on Oct. 22. The event kicks off at 8 30 a.m. at Hollywood North Beach Park (3601 N. Ocean Drive) walkers will cover a 2.5-mile stretch of the beach s Broadwalk. Solomon is one of the Broward County Walk s grand champions for her fundraising efforts. Her mother MabelFaye Solomon suffers from vascular dementia and Alzheimer s disease. Registration begins at 7 a.m. For details about the walk or the local chapter contact Corrie LeMay at 561.967.0047 or clemay The Walk to End Alzheimer s is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide for more information visit 100 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 10 2016 27 ov. N th DATES TO REMEMBER OCT. 28 - GRAY ROBINSON P.A. WINTERFEST WHITE PARTY hosted by Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. Featuring delights from Beauty & the Feast and other top chefs choice. Republic National Distributing Co. products. Sampling by LaCroix. Become a Sponsor - Get Invited NOW - NOV. 29 BROWARD HEALTH CHILDREN S HOSPITAL WINTERFEST FANTASY BOAT STUDENT ART CONTEST Open to 3rd 5th grade Broward County students Every Participant will receive tickets to South Florida Fair and meals from PDQ and Buppa Gump Restaurants. Art will be displayed at Galleria Fort Lauderdale. NOV. 27 FLORIDA PANTHERS WINTERFEST FAMILY FUN DAY and ICE RINK EXPERIENCE FREE fun for kids of all ages Polar Express Fair Superslide Sun Sentinel kids town face painting sampling massages and much more. Photo Opps with Supercon Superheros storm troopers mascots and Santa to name a few. Free bicycle helmets and other giveaways. Live entertainment and REAL Ice Rink from the Florida Panthers (Fee to skate). DEC. 3 - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BLACK TIE BALL presented by Patriot National Inc. in association with Republic National Distributing Co. Bubbly from Taittinger Champagne Allianz Championship Live Auction Fidelity Investments Silent Auction and a special performance from the Broadway Musical Cabaret. DEC. 5 - WINTERFEST CAPTAIN S MEETING PRESENTED BY SHOW MANAGEMENT hosted by Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina. ACR Electronics raffle items for Parade participants DEC. 9 - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST GRAND MARSHAL RECEPTION PRESENTED BY HOTWIRE COMMUNICATIONS This a private reception to honor our Grand Marshal. Become a Sponsor Get Invited DEC. 10- WINTERFEST GRANDSTAND VIEWING AREA presented by FORD Party in the Park - Stella Artois Culinary Courtyard Live Entertainment and activities. ALL SEATS RESERVED AND ASSIGNED at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. DEC. 10 - WINTERFEST VIP VIEWING WINTERFEST VIP VIEWING PRESENTED BY NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY in association with the Huizenga Family Hosted by the Riverside Hotel and Stranahan House. DEC. 10 - SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE 45th Annual Holiday Parade - Comics & Cartoons Rockin the Night Away. Highlights Grand Marshal Showboat presented by JM Lexus Showboats sponsored by WSVN Anthony s Coal Fired Pizza BIG 105.9 South Florida Ford FPL Jr. Captain Galleria Mall Reindeer Republic National Distributing Co. ProcessMAPS BB&T Dragon and the Joe DiMaggio Children s Hospital Santa Showboat. Vote for your favorite entry to win on the Winterfest App FEB. 2017 - WINTERFEST CAPTAIN S CUP AWARDS RECEPTION Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center MARCH 2017- WINTERFEST VOLUNTEER PARTY Hosted by Timpano (sponsorships and event dates subject to change) and ICE RINK EXPERIENCE FA M I LY F U N DAY GRANDSTANDS EVENT & TICKET INFORMATION OFFICIAL BANK OF WINTERFEST Download our Winterfest App GET YOUR 5 COUPONS FOR THE GRANDSTAND AT SELECT LOCATIONS AUTHORIZED TICKET OUTLET USA Today s Readers Choice 10 Best - Holiday Festival LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 101 NEWS & EVENTS OCTOBER2016 A C C E S S L I F E S T Y L E SIGNATURE GRAND GHOUL Signature Grand in Davie will be transformed into a haunted mansion Oct. 24 as former Miami Dolphins wide receiver O.J. McDuffie emcees the 15th annual Grand Ghoul celebration benefiting 2-1-1 Broward. Guests are encouraged to put their dancing shoes on and come decked out in stylish costumes for a night of fun entertainment and spine-chilling surprises inside the 100 000-square-foot facility (6900 W. State Road 84). The evening gives attendees the opportunity to mix and mingle with NFL alumni local celebrities and other South Florida notables. At the open bar guests will be able to sip on specialty cocktails fresh from the witch s cauldron. Guests will also indulge in Signature Grand s gourmet buffet with elaborate Halloween-themed food stations. The costume contest will be based on creativity fear factor and originality--with prizes for first second and third place. 2-1-1 Broward is a live 24-hour comprehensive helpline providing all people with crisis health and human services support and connecting them to resources in our community. Tickets are 100 per person 150 for two tickets. Active Club 2-1-1 Member tickets are 75 per person. VIP tickets are 125 per person. All tickets include open bar dancing gourmet buffet costume contest and more VIP ticket holders will enjoy an exclusively spooky area with VIP bar entertainment specialty drinks and other surprises. To register visit 102 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM A MORE BEAUTIFUL You A portion of the proceeds of all products sold in October will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation as we honor our loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer. Dr. Messa You made me look and feel beautiful I cannot thank you enough. J.B. patient testimonial Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. 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Later that evening the developer and sales team hosted a cocktail party at the sales center on Las Olas Boulevard. About 75 real estate agents buyers and other invited guests attended to congratulate the Gale team and wish them well during construction. Newgard is developing Gale Residences in partnership with Dev Motwani s Merrimac Ventures ONE Sotheby s International Realty is handling sales. Jared Galbut Juan Pedro San Martin and Keith Menin Agata Foley Jessy Smith and Rocio Sherwood Mike Foster and Dayana Susterman 112 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM CHOOSE FROM OVER 1 400 NEW LEXUS VEHICLES. CATCH A GREAT DEAL TODAY AT JM LEXUS . 2016 LEXUS GS F JARVIS LANDRY WIDE RECEIVER SAMPLE ROAD WEST OF THE TURNPIKE 1 800 NEW LEXUS JMLEXUS.COM LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 113 114 OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM OCTOBER 2016 115 VISIONARY LIFESTYLE LEGENDARY SERVICE Introducing Four Seasons Hotel and Residences Fort Lauderdale where luxury and legendary Four Seasons service combine to create a custom lifestyle unlike any other on the beach. Rising on the oceanfront this modern landmark with striking interiors by Tara Bernerd features 83 Residences priced from 995 000. 116 Br Bro r articipation we Broker par cipatio welcome. O al representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representation of Developer. For correct representation make refe ce t the documents re-quired by section 718.503 Florida Statutes r a e Or l presen e a t oper e er corre epresentation make referenc to rre r t ak k d do uments e-quired by secti 718. 03 Florid t d tion or r es to be f rnished by the Developer to Buyer or Lessee. Plans features and amenities subject to change without notice All illustrations and plans are artist conceptual renderings and are subject to change without notice. This be furnishe fu nis e n eveloper oper ce. ce. ce Al llu trat e lustrat r d pla art rt tis n ri gs rings sub e t u ang g out tic ou notice T u t adve dvertisement does not constitute an offer in the states of NY and NJ or any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualification is required. Fort Partners is not the project developer. Th project is bei g developed by MW v ment does not constitu n es t tit tut o r other qualif cat on o he her alificat on cation equired. Fo i at e projec d v er. Th The o t s bein eveloped be e ei pe Lauderda e LP a Delaware Limited Partnership which has a limited right to use the trademarked names and logos of Fort Partners pursuant to a licensing and marketing agreement with Fort Partners. F r Seasons Private Residences au erdale LP D e a e Lim p g t g ort Partne pursua t r rt Pa p rsua rsuant sua licensin a icensi nsing s arke ng g ement w rketing rk ket g m with rt Partners. Fo Four ea s Priva Residenc riv iva va sid nc d Fort Laud dale are not owned deve rt Lauderd e n ow wn eveloped or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons). The developer MW Lauderdale LP a Delaw re Limited Partnership uses the Four Seasons trademarks and trade names under r r Lauderd le LP Delaw e d rdale P d e laware lawa awa t d Partnership s artnersh p Four aso tradem Fou so dem an and t de names un e am s und mes under a license f om Four Seasons Ho ls Limited. The marks FOUR SEASONS FOUR SEASONS HOTELS AND RESORTS any co icense fr m Fo a ons Hote n H a F y combination the eof and the Tree design are registered trademarks of Fo r Seasons Hotel Limited in Canada and atio thereof d th t ereof er he ee h ign gn gn register stered ra e ra ade k o Fou Season Hotels m Fou o ason so nC a and d U.S.A. U.S.A. and of Four Seasons Hotels (Barbados) Ltd elsewhere. Fort Realty LLC is resp A easo aso so o e a ) L e sew e F t esp sponsible for the sales of Four Seasons Private Residences Fort L uderd le. sons Priv iva Fort For La dale d OCTOBER 2016 LMGFL.COM