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GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING Meet the women who make a difference in South Florida A GLOBAL DESTINATION FOR FOUR SEASONS OCEANFRONT LIVING FORT LAUDERDALE WHERE LUXURY AND LEGENDARY FOUR SEASONS SERVICE COMBINE TO CREATE A LIFESTYLE UNLIKE ANY OTHER ON FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH. NADIM ASHI Founder & Chairman Fort Partners Creating a team of world renowned visionaries was a key part of our development plan to make Four Seasons Fort Lauderdale a new global destination. TARA BERNERD Interior Designer London MARTIN BRUDNIZKI Hospitality Designer Stockholm London New York KOBI KARP Architect Miami FERNANDO WONG Landscape Architect Palm Beach Hamptons A LIMITED RELEASE OF ONE-TO-FOUR BEDROOM R E S I D E N C E S A R E C U R R E N T L Y AVA I L A B L E FORT525RESIDENCES.COM 1.954.363.0000 ARTIST RENDERING Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representations of the Developer. For correct representation make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida Statutes to be furnished 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 advertisement does not constitute an offer in the states of NY or NJ or any jurisdiction where prior registration or other qualification is required. Fort Partners is not the project developer. This project is being developed by MW Lauderdale 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. Four Seasons Private Residences Fort Lauderdale are not owned developed or sold by Four Seasons Hotels Limited or its affiliates (Four Seasons). 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ON T HE O CE AN OF T HE O CE AN Starting from the 900 000s 954.781.9700 Sabbia Beach Sales Gallery 723 North Ocean Boulevard Pompano Beach Developed by Architecture by Interior Design by Exclusive Sales and Marketing by LM FL COM LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 CO DECEM CEM 5 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES 28 SWEET CHARITY MEET THE SOUTH FLORIDA WOMEN WHO ARE CHANGING LIVES THROUGH THEIR CHARITABLE EFFORTS. 40 42 MR. 305 RULES INTERNATIONAL STAR PITBULL PREPARES FOR HIS TURN AS GRAND MARSHAL OF WINTERFEST. DAY TRIPPER SPEND THE DAY EXPLORING MIAMI S RENOWNED ART DISTRICT WYNWOOD. 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GET on the Boulevard LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 7 EDITOR S letter From freckles to frown lines... Choose a dermatologist for the life of your skin. During a year when pushing buttons became par for the discourse it s worth remembering that while every action may result in an equal and opposite reaction not all of those reactions have to produce a national outcry. Sometimes the reactions can make a difference--for all the right reasons. Take Debbie Zelman. When the mother of three talks about the Stage 4 cancer with which she was diagnosed at age 40 insidious cells deemed incurable at the time Zelman instinctively points to specific spots on her stomach. These are the buttons eight years ago that would prompt a call to benevolent action--the launch of Debbie s Dream the nation s first nonprofit dedicated to stomach cancer a disease that had barely registered a blip on the federal funding radar. That is until now. In large part due to the awareness that Debbie s Dream has raised in Washington D.C. the Department of Defense is donating 6 million toward stomach cancer research. Or take Heather Geronemus. When a car accident involving a drunk driver killed her father in 2009 members of Fort Lauderdale s Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reached out and offered her support at a time when she most needed it. Not only would Geronemus pay it forward--establishing an annual fundraising walk run that has generated more than 1 million since 2011 to support MADD s local programs-- she pushed big-picture buttons on behalf of the organization advocating at local state and federal levels to strengthen drunk driving legislation. This month Lifestyle honors Geronemus Zelman and six other South Florida women for the selfless work they do in arenas ranging from health-related issues and the arts to animal welfare and children s programs. In addition to the spirit of the holidays that their respective volunteer efforts reflect the women we celebrate serve as a much-needed reminder that what distinguishes us as individuals--our passion our pain our triumphs our losses--also can bind us as part of a greater mosaic. One that when the right buttons are pushed can change lives for the better. From all of us at Lifestyle enjoy a safe and happy holiday season. BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGISTS Robyn Siperstein-Paul M.D. Yale University Magna Cum Laude Yale University School of Medicine Christopher Buckley D.O. F.A.O.C.D. Fellowship -Trained Mohs Surgeon Lise Brown D.O. F.A.O.C.D. Nova Mount Sinai Medical Center Elissa Schwartzfarb Norton M.D. MIT Harvard University University of Miami School of Medicine Elizabeth Lebrun Nestor M.D. Cornell University University of Miami School of Medicine Jeanelyn Berges PA-C Janette Menosky L.M.E. Now offering early morning (7 30am) evening (5 30pm) and select Saturday appointments. 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Federal Highway 954.946.2218 LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 9 PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Clarissa Buch Felicia Levine Rachel Sobel Michelle F. Solomon CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Linzi Altabet Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Evelyn Robles Eduardo Schneider EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF AMERICA S 1 HOLIDAY TRADITION Broward Center Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9 - 11 Adrienne Arsht Center Miami Dec. 17 - 24 Kravis Center West Palm Beach Dec. 28 - 30 Tickets start at 25 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle DIANE CLARK dclark GEORGETTE EVANS gevans SHARI GLATTER sglatter DEBBY GOLD dgold SUE GOLDSTEIN sgoldstein JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles DEBRA LEVINE dlevine ANNA ROSENTHAL arosenthal TRACY SHELOWITZ tshelowitz CHAIRMAN Gary Press 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. SHIMON ITO IN GEORGE BALANCHINE S THE NUTCRACKER CHOREOGRAPHY BY GEORGE BALANCHINE THE GEORGE BALANCHINE TRUST. ALBERTO OVIEDO. SUPERIOR LOCATION. LARGER RESIDENCES. STARTING AT 1.2 MILLION. ARTIST CONCEPTUAL RENDERING. DEVELOPER MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. ONLY 95 BEACHFRONT RESIDENCES OVER 85% SOLD NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 2 BEDROOMS 3 BEDROOMS AND 4 BEDROOMS AVAILABLE - DELIVERING 2017 954.514. 9749 ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING THE REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 11 c u lt u r a l calendar DECEMBER SISTER ACT THE MUSICAL Kanye West CLAYTON ENGLISH WHEN Dec. 1 23 WHERE The Wick Theatre Boca Raton WHEN Dec. 15 17 WHERE Palm Beach Improv West Palm Beach KENNY G WHEN Dec. 2 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach THIS WONDERFUL LIFE WHEN Dec. 16 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts WEST PALM BEACH ARTS FESTIVAL WHEN Dec. 3 & 4 WHERE Armory Arts Center West Palm Beach AMERICAN BIG BAND HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WHEN Dec. 7 WHERE Old School Square Delray Beach GINGERBREAD HOLIDAY CONCERT WHEN Dec. 11 WHERE Boca Raton Resort Boca Raton BEACH BOYS CHRISTMAS WHEN Dec. 16 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts KANYE WEST WHEN Dec. 4 WHERE BB&T Center Sunrise POLAR EXPRESS WHEN Dec. 16 WHERE Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton DEVON ALLMAN WHEN Dec. 7 WHERE The Funky Biscuit Boca Raton THE HOT SARDINES HOLIDAY STOMP WHEN Dec. 12 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts SYMPHONIA CONNOISSEUR CONCERT SERIES WHEN Dec. 4 WHERE Saint Andrew s School Boca Raton AVENUE Q WHEN Dec. 16 18 WHERE Old School Square PITBULL WHEN Dec. 9 WHERE Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood JUDY COLLINS WHEN Dec. 13 WHERE Duncan Theatre Lake Worth THE NUTCRACKER AND I WHEN Dec. 17 & 18 WHERE Boca Black Box EGMONT WHEN Dec. 5 WHERE The Society of the Four Arts Palm Beach SARGE THE CHANUKAH CHUTZPAH TOUR WHEN Dec. 10 WHERE Boca Black Box Center for the Arts Boca Raton A SERAPHIC FIRE CHRISTMAS ON WINTER S NIGHT WHEN Dec. 14 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts BARBRA STREISAND WHEN Dec. 5 WHERE American Airlines Arena Miami GEORGE BALANCHINE S THE NUTCRACKER WHEN Dec. 28 30 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts AN AMERICAN IN PARIS WHEN Dec. 6 11 WHERE Kravis Center for the Performing Arts FAU TUBA CHRISTMAS WHEN Dec. 11 WHERE Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton THE FLOYD EXPERIENCE WHEN Dec. 14 WHERE Boca Black Box 12 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 13 T H E splurge Back to the Future BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON Porsche hits on all cylinders with the Panamera a luxury sedan that looks and drives like a sports car--even in hybrid form The lowdown When Porsche introduced its four-door luxury sedan in 2009 it was lauded for being more spacious than its predecessors--but criticized for being too stodgy. For 2017 Porsche has styled its Panamera with sleeker lines that recall its classic 911 sports car. There s also a plug-in hybrid Panamera which combines an electric motor and a gas engine for lower fuel consumption. The details Porsche CEO Oliver Blume uses his Panamera 4S as a limousine--and why not The Panamera is sporty-sleek yet unlike the Porsche 911 S (another beauty of a car) it has a usable backseat--roomy enough for Blume to ride in style during the week for chauffeur-driven power lunches and down-toearth enough for family excursions on the weekend. Inside the Panamera has all the bells and whistles of a luxury four-door coupe including a new night-vision assistant which uses a thermal imaging camera to detect people and large animals. At the Paris Motor Show in September Porsche introduced the 4 E-Hybrid the fourth in the Panamera line. For those who want sports-car luxury but worry about a carbon footprint the hybrid soothes any pangs of guilt. Better still it has that Porsche get-up-and-go racing from 0 to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds with a top speed of 173 mph impressive for a hybrid. The price From 98 300 Contact 14 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM TOP OF THE BLOG BY RACHEL SOBEL BLOGGER OF WHINEANDCHEEZITS.COM DO THE HOLIDAY HUSTLE ou might be over the Thanksgiving hump but the holidays are in full swing and there s no sleep for the weary. Town Center at Boca Raton already is filled with equal parts holly and menorahs. Starbucks is transitioning from record pumpkin spice latte sales to peppermint mochas flying out the door (even though it s still around 90 degrees here). And you probably are in the thick of holiday shopping for your loved ones unless like me you re a type-A personality who s done by October. Perhaps you even closed out last month by engaging in a little Black Friday shopping which makes you my hero and also a little insane. Either way the stores are packed the lines are long and there s always that one toy craze sweeping the nation. (Someone please tell me what that is because I still don t know and I m scared of being reprimanded by my 7-year-old for not staying on trend.) Y If you do have children you also have brought out the reinforcements for a little parenting by proxy. You know the Elf on the Shelf or Mensch on the Bench who sees everything and keeps your kids in check just a little bit more. One thing we do in my house every holiday season is donate toys to children for the holidays. It s a good lesson in humility for our kids to show them that while they re tearing through presents there are many children who don t get to have that experience. You can help by purchasing new toys and finding a local charity such as Toys for Tots in Palm Beach County (west-palm-beach-fl. There s also an incredible organization run by a Boca Raton couple called The Inspire Hope Foundation. Each year they adopt children from the Florence Fuller Child Development Center in Boca and fulfill their holiday wish lists. It s selfless and incredible and you can get involved by visiting InspireHopeFL. Either way let s keep that spirit of giving alive and strong. It can be small like paying it forward in the Starbucks drive-through (secretly praying that the person behind you isn t on the office coffee run) or fulfilling a holiday wish list for a family in need. Whatever you choose do something kind this holiday season. It s contagious and we need more of it. Casual Elegance... For your Outdoor Living Specializing in One of The Best Selections of Quality Name Brand Furniture With Low Prices 7355 Sample Rd. Coral Springs 954-752-0161 1.4 miles west of 441 State Road 7 1201 US HWY 1 N. Palm Beach 561-776-9980 mile south of PGA Blvd. Open Mon-Sat 10AM - 5 30PM Sunday Noon to 5PM LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 15 B A R talk Garden to Glass FARMER S TABLE SERVES ORGANIC COCKTAILS WORTH CELEBRATING Eating and drinking clean during the holidays is like trying to find Christmas snow in South Florida. It s impossible--unless you know where to go. Consider this our gift to you Farmer s Table (1901 N. Military Trail Boca Raton 561.417.5836) offers an organic-themed cocktail menu with indulgent libations that include ingredients grown on site. Health-conscious revelers can feel good about sipping the whiskey-based Fig & Froth the Spa-Day with cucumber vodka the Orchard Mule with ginger beer or the refreshing Strawberry-Jalape o Skinny Margarita. All are handcrafted--minus the artificial flavors colors preservatives high-fructose corn syrups gluten and trans fats found in typical cocktails. Instead the mixologists at Farmer s Market add flavor with sustainable plants and herbs picked from the restaurant s own organic garden. It s one of the most successful bar programs I ve ever seen from both the ease of execution to the tremendous guest response says Farmer s Table co-owner Joey Giannuzzi. The feedback has been stunning. Grab drinks at the bar on the outdoor patio or in a rustic-contemporary dining room decorated with funky bottle chandeliers and authentic barn-wood walls. There s also an innovative mocktail selection extensive wine list and farm-to-table menu with salads appetizers flatbreads entr es and desserts. For a toast with a kick we recommend the aforementioned Skinny Margarita. Farmer s Table was kind enough to share its exclusive recipe with our readers. --FELICIA LEVINE SKINNY STRAWBERRYJALAPE O MARGARITA 1.5 ounces Cimarron tequila Splash of agave nectar Splash of lemon juice Splash of lime juice Splash of water Muddled jalape o Muddled strawberries Instructions Place ingredients in shaker with ice. Shake and pour over ice in highball glass. Garnish with strawberry and lime (or jalape o slice) on a skewer. 16 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 17 A R O U N D town Delray s famed 100-foot Christmas Tree Making Merry BY FELICIA LEVINE PARADES CONCERTS AND FESTIVE LIGHTS HERALD THE HOLIDAY SEASON Tis the season to party--and lucky for us holiday celebrations abound in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. Our only quandary deciding which events to attend. The solution Attend them all of course. BOCA RATON Mizner Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland for Light Up Downtown Boca a series of fun festive events. At the south end is the centerpiece a 47-foot animated Christmas Tree. Guests will enjoy the FAU Tuba Christmas concert at the Mizner Park Amphitheater on Dec. 11 at 5 p.m. Now in its 43rd year the popular holiday show will be led by the college s Sean Murray. (Bring blankets and lawn chairs.) For wholesome family fun--guests are encouraged to wear pajamas-- Polar Express starts at 5 p.m. on Dec. 16. Enjoy free train rides snow and a screening of director Robert Zemeckis iconic animated film. Plenty of snacks and treats will be on sale. Other than Santa in a swimsuit nothing embodies a South Florida holiday quite like a boat parade. Boca Raton s 40th annual Holiday Boat Parade starts at 6 30 p.m. on Dec. 17 beginning at the C-15 Canal with bleacher seating at Silver Palm and Red Reef parks. There s free parking at City Hall the Boca Raton Library and the Downtown Boca Library. For information and an event schedule call 561.393.7995 or visit a Hanukkah Menorah (Dec. 24) as well as nightly viewings of the iconic 100-Foot Christmas Tree at Old School Square. The latter is the centerpiece of train rides a carousel miniature golf a gingerbread house and photos with Santa. Elvis Presley fans will appreciate Blue Suede Christmas a holiday tribute to The King starring Scot Bruce at The Fieldhouse at Old School Square on Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. Other events include a Jazz Takes A Holiday performance a Screen on the Green outdoor family film and a State Ballet Theatre of Russia performance. For information and an event schedule call 561.278.0424 or visit Festive train rides in Boca DELRAY BEACH Downtown shines during the holiday season. Events include Cookie Cruises with Santa Claus (Dec. 10 and 17) the annual Delray Beach Holiday Parade (Dec. 10 with this year s theme of A Rock and Roll Holiday ) the lighting of 18 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM S K I N deep Give your hair the treatments it deserves this holiday season BY THE LIFESTYLE STAFF I PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES BRUSHs stroke WET BRUSH These holiday detangling brushes (in an array of metallic colors) feature special IntelliFlex bristles that take the fear out of working with knotted hair. 14.99 CHRISTOPHE ROBIN PURIFYING HAIR FINISH LOTION & PURIFYING SHAMPOO The lotion with sage vinegar ( 48) adds instant shine the shampoo with jujube bark extract ( 38) works to eliminate dandruff on a daily basis. GHD COPPER LUXE PROFESSIONAL STYLER (GIFT SET) advanced ceramic heat technology so that its contoured plates deliver bouncy curls textured waves or sleek straight styles in no time. 199 Nordstrom Ulta LAB SERIES PRO LS ALL-IN-ONE SHOWER GEL a wash for the body hair and face--as well as a bonus skin protector while shaving. 24 BUMBLE AND BUMBLE SURF FOAM SPRAY & HAIRDRESSER S INVISIBLE OIL The frothy salt-mineral formula in the foam spray ( 31 for 4.4 oz.) adds volume before blow-drying the oil ( 40 for 3.4 oz.) HAIRGURT YOGURT SHAMPOO AND HAIR MASQUES The strawberry-banana smoothing shampoo ( 14.50) and masque ( 29) tame unruly dry hair the almond-honey masque is for damaged brittle hair. 20 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM C L O S E up David Gott THE NEW GM AT SAWGRASS MILLS EMBARKS ON HIS FIRST HOLIDAY SEASON AT THE RENOWNED SHOPPING OUTLET BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON David Gott remembers when he was in his early 20s fresh out of Northern Illinois University and working at Wolverine Worldwide a shoe company based in Pompano Beach. Out of curiosity he drove west to Sunrise to visit Sawgrass Mills during its opening weekend in 1990. I ll never forget the traffic and the chaos he says. If you would ve told Gott then that 26 years later he d be general manager of the 2.4 million-square-foot complex the largest outlet and value-retail shopping destination in the country that guy would not have believed you. Gott spent 19 years working for Sawgrass Mills operator Simon Property Group. With [that much] experience with the same company you ve done things great and you ve done things wrong he says. If you learn from it I think you get better and better. Most recently he served as general manager at Simon s Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg Illinois. Though Gott and his team are gearing up for the mad rush that happens from Black Friday through the end of December the busy season actually begins in August when we get our South American visitors who holiday in South Florida. Adding to the upcoming festivities The Colonnade Outlets will be decorated for the first time with lighted palm trees lights on the roof lines and holiday decor including a Christmas tree Hanukkah menorah and Nativity scene. We don t necessarily do the amount of decor that you ll find at our Dadeland property but we re sprucing things up at The Colonnade to make the experience feel a little special for the holidays. The whole Gator Garden between the Grand Lux Caf and Villagio will be lit up. The Colonnade fresh off the debut of a new 1 700-space parking garage near its outlets continues an ongoing expansion that includes 24 new stores. We re the only place in South Florida with Versace Tag Heuer Saint Laurent Prada and Gucci outlets he says. Meanwhile Manhattan icon and luxury discounter Century 21 will open a massive 85 000-square-foot store at Sawgrass Mills in early December its first location outside of the Northeast. Restaurant chain Matchbox based in Washington D.C. will open its first Florida location in December. That puts dining at both ends of The Colonnade for the first time he says. Three new restaurants will open in early 2017 in the expanded Oasis section-- Miami s Mojitobar Texas de Brazil steakhouse and Yard House the popular chain that serves more than 100 different beers. 22 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. No exercise Required Vip Preventive Medicine is the single most important decision you can make to save your life. ULTIMATE FULL BODY SCREENING FULL-BODY MRI DNA analysis predictive pathology report full blood analysis and physician consultation. ULTIMATE CARDIAC SCREENING Find heart disease before its too late. 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Not only did the first baseman hit .360 for the Chicago Cubs in the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians--with three doubles and seven runs scored-- he also was on the receiving end of the throw that ended the longest championship drought in major North American sports. When Rizzo fielded the toss from third baseman Kris Bryant in the bottom of the 10th inning the groundout that ended an epic 8-7 victory in Game 7 it sealed the Cubs first World Series title in 108 years. The play touched off a celebration that for the Parkland resident shows no signs of letting up. It started with a parade down Chicago s Michigan Avenue an all-day party that marked perhaps the leastproductive work day in Windy City history. Then came a two-scene appearance on Saturday Night Live with fellow players David Ross and Dexter Fowler one where Rizzo played a stripper at a grandmother s surprise bachelorette party and a Weekend Update skit where he sang Go Cubs Go with former SNL cast member and die-hard Cubs fan Bill Murray. The 27-year-old then chatted up Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Plus he made the cover of Sports Illustrated his excitement radiating off the page. It s been an unforgettable run for the three-time All-Star who is only eight years removed from another life-altering experience. In 2008 at age 18 Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. No matter how bad he felt during treatments he knew he had to stay strong for those around him especially as his grandmother battled breast cancer at the same time. I believe that an individual does not battle cancer but rather the whole family does he wrote on the website for the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation the organization he and his family started after he went into remission that raises money for cancer research and supports children and their families fighting the disease. Rizzo who will be in Parkland Dec. 11 for his foundation s annual Walk-Off for Cancer 5K at Pine Trails Park spoke to Lifestyle about his whirlwind month. Was your family in Cleveland for Game 7 How did you celebrate that night My mom and dad were with me every game for the whole playoffs. My brother sister-in-law their son and my girlfriend were there in Cleveland. We popped Champagne on the roof of the clubhouse and took pictures with the trophy. Then all the families flew back with us on our team charter. That was a really good moment. Who was the first person from Parkland that you either spoke to or heard from after the game beyond family That s a tough one--I got so many text messages that I [had to catch] up on. My friend Jordan Brown is probably the first person I called I went to high school with him. Everyone couldn t believe it. The support I got from everyone back home has been amazing. is this only the beginning for this group of Cubs I hope so. I want to say this is only the beginning but it s so hard to do what we did. The competition in all sports like baseball is so good and not easy. But we should be contenders for years to come. Have you had time yet to process what this means to you personally given everything you ve been through For sure. It s really the ultimate dream to win the World Series. A lot of things happened along the way and to overcome cancer is the biggest obstacle of my life. I m grateful for it and when I look back and think about that and now where I am it s amazing. When people battling the disease talk to you what do you share with them about how you were able to stay so positive I make sure they know that the sun is still going to rise tomorrow. When you feel good enjoy your life. When you re feeling bad just know that there are better days ahead. ... I think [the Rizzo foundation] does a good job making people feel loved and that s important. A little love a little reaching out goes a long way for these kids and especially their families. How did you have the presence of mind to tuck the ball in your back pocket after the out that sealed the World Series It s a piece of history. If I throw my glove off that ball goes flying somewhere. In every replay I ve seen of every World Series since I was a kid a player has taken the ball and kept it. I put it in my pocket to celebrate. Do you think you ll ever have to buy a beer in Chicago or Parkland ever again Parkland It s a little more low-key [so maybe] I can go under the radar. 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Are you being NAUGHTY or NICE this holiday season This time of year even the most successful South Floridians run up their credit card bills and sometimes struggle to pay them off quickly. We ve helped your neighbors. You just never knew it. Join thousands of South Floridians who are happy and debt-free. Credit Card Debt Help Student Loan Consolidation Credit Correction Tax Resolution Loan Resources Financial Tools Visit today or call 800-810-0989 for additional information. It s Better to Give BY KEVIN KAMINSKI AND ALYSSA FISHER PHOTOGRAPHY BY DOWNTOWN PHOTO FORT LAUDERDALE SHOT ON LOCATION AT C&I STUDIOS Meet eight benevolent South Florida women who shed invaluable light on the causes closest to their hearts From left Heather Geronemus Danielle DeMarzo and Amy Siskind Heather Geronemus RESIDENCE Plantation ORGANIZATION Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Geronemus sits on the national board of directors). The nation s largest nonprofit working to protect families from impaired drivers MADD also provides support to survivors and families whose lives have been altered by drivers under the influence. HER INVOLVEMENT A drunk driver killed Geronemus father in 2009 a few days before his 61st birthday (the driver was released from prison last year after serving time for DUI manslaughter). The reality is that two out of three people will be affected by a drunk driver in their lifetime. That s a huge number she says. MADD reached out and helped me at a time when no one else could I had to give back to this organization that had done so much for me. In 2011 Geronemus launched Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale a 5K walk run on the last Sunday of April that has raised more than 1 million since its inception--money that stays in Broward County to support the educational programs and victim services offered by MADD. QUOTE The stigma is that MADD is for people like me says Geronemus who works on the public relations team at Ultimate Software. The reality is that we re here for everybody. The organization has been behind all of the major laws that impact driving. This year we re pushing for ignition interlock laws for first-time offenders in Florida. That device has stopped more than 1 million car starts. Twenty-eight of 50 states have them. We re not one and we re the third-highest state for DUIs in the nation. We re also one of the only states that have fifth-time offenders for DUI that s because we don t have harsh punishments. These are the things that keep me up at night. DeMarzo RESIDENCE Coral Springs ORGANIZATION The Danielle DeMarzo Foundation. The nonprofit launched by DeMarzo her sister and her parents in 2000 offers resources and support to children facing growth-related disorders and individuals with special needs. HER INVOLVEMENT At age 4 DeMarzo was diagnosed with Turner syndrome a condition in girls that because of a missing X chromosome can stunt growth affect heart and kidney development and lead to an array of other health- and learning-related issues. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders one in approximately 2 500 girls is born with the disorder. Thanks to her family s perseverance during an era when information about the syndrome was sparse and often outdated DeMarzo received the testing and treatments she needed (including growth hormones). Today standing just a fraction above 5 feet tall she is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist. QUOTE When I was growing up our family didn t have a lot of access to resources. This was a million moons ago. We wanted to pay it forward--and help others the way that we were helped--to make sure that no one goes through the struggles that we went through. Amy Siskind RESIDENCE Weston ORGANIZATIONS Jewish Federation of Broward County (Siskind is community engagement chair of the women s philanthropy board) Touch a Heart which improves the lives of children suffering from poverty abuse and neglect Feeding South Florida which rescues 44 million pounds of food per year. HER INVOLVEMENT Siskind maintains a full schedule when it comes to roll-up-your-sleeves volunteer work a testament to her interest in working with organizations that make a tangible difference in people s lives. She s especially proud of the scope of services and opportunities fueled by the Jewish Federation which includes assisting families with developmental disabilities programs for the elderly and a host of scholarships. QUOTE A parent tells me that without the birthday bag they received their child wouldn t have had a birthday celebration. A social worker gives feedback about a family who was able to pay their electric bill and still have groceries for the month because of the food we distributed. Someone who participated in a program I organized tells me that they were so moved by the good work being done that they are now volunteering for that organization. Moments like that let you know the work you re doing is making a positive impact on someone s life. From left Christy Gumberg Debra Zelman and Bonnie Barnett Christy Gumberg Bonnie RESI E CE o RE IDENCE Fort Lauderdale RESIDENCE Fort Lauderdale dale ORGANIZAT ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATIONS Nova Southeastern University Southeastern University Art heastern Museum Fort Lauderdale (Barnett um Fort r is on the board of governors) b board Broward Center for the Performing Arts (executive board of directors) Broward Cultural Council HER INVOLVEMENT Perhaps no one in Broward County advocates one on behalf of the cultural community behalf the ehalf quite quite e Bar quite like Barnett whose passion for arnett the visual and performing arts has the visual h visual ele ate ountl elevated countless elevated countless organizations at the local d state the local and state level. She even h local state brought her keen aesthetic eye to brought brought her keen kee the redesign the redes gn of MRI Scan & Imaging h edesi Center the Fort Lauderdale-based Cent Cen er the Fort F diagnostic imaging clinic founded diagnostic imaging gnostic by husband Robert Kagan. Barnett husband s nd d also collects contemporary art and travels internationally to art fairs. QUOTE Art has always been a part of my life my parents were art collectors. I want the people of coll colle tors. llec our community to be exposed to our commu ity mmun mm exposed o p and embrace the arts. It s especially and embrace mbrac s especially specially important for children. It changes importan im rtant for a changes hang s their life. And sometimes it their life their life. And sometimes i imes puts the on a different course. ts them hem t course. ourse Seeing the joy and wonderment of Seein Seeing the wonderment derment children being exposed to events children ein children being to ev nts even at the Performing Arts Center or t Performing rom r an exhibition at NSU Art Museum n exhibit n at bition shows me how important it is for show shows e how r children to stimulate their senses childr n to stimulate h dren stim r senses senses and awaken a passion for becoming and awaken awaken bec ming ecoming involved in the arts. After all invo in olved in the art . After al arts ft art is the heart and soul of the art s he heart and soul the eart community. community. ommun t RESIDEN RESIDENCE RESIDENCE Fort Lauderdale ORGANIZAT ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION Humane Society of Broward County (board A of directors) PAWS an affiliate of the Humane Society that hosts directors) PAWS irector o ts more than more than a half-dozen fundraising events throughout the year (Gumberg a past president of PAWS is currently on the board). (Gu (Gumberg HER HER INVOLVEMENT For more than 15 years Gumberg has been ac active in the privately funded organization that provides shelter medical medical services behavior training programs--and fur-ever homes--for dogs and cats. The Humane Society of Broward County is so important to me because we adopt out about 8 000 dogs and cats each year Gumberg says. In addition we have d cats a year Gumberg ear G spay neuter programs vaccine spay neuter programs vaccine clinics foster animals that go e euter programs vac to hospitals and homes for pet therapy. It s such a feel-good hospitals and homes for pet therapy. itals m er opportunity help give back the community opportunity to help give back to the community and be there for rtunity elp ack r animals who can t speak for themselves. a imals w can t speak animals who can t speak for themselves. them l emse QUOT I ve alway a reat ompassion QUOTE I ve always had great com QUOTE I ve always had great compassion for the thousands of O w dogs and cats that need to be rescued but the moment I knew gs and cats that need t be rescued n ats tha eed rescu ew what I was doing was worth it was when we adopted our dog what was doing was worth it was when h oing s o n whe d dog Pumpkin from the shelter. The unconditional love I receive from Pumpkin from the shelter. The unconditional Pumpk n rom h shelter. he ncon pkin ond e from om Pumpkin [a mix of lhasa apso Pomeranian and bichon frise] is P mpkin Pumpkin mix of lhasa apso Po x lhasa apso s matched by the pride I have in knowing that I rescued her. matc d tched the pride have r a Debra Zelman RESIDENCE Davie ORGANIZATION Debbie s Dream Foundation Zelman launched the organization dedicated to raising awareness about--and funding of research for--stomach cancer in 2009. HER INVOLVEMENT In 2008 Zelman was diagnosed with Stage 4 stomach cancer. She was 40 at the time and mother to twin 10-year-olds (Rachel and Zachary) and a 3-year-old (Sarah). The The five-year survival rate for State 4 stomach cancer is 4 percent p ce percent one early prognosis one early prognosis estimated that Zelman had weeks to live. early p weeks liv eeks ive. But the longtime attorney longtime t that ju gment hat judgmen But the longtime attorney wasn t about to accept that judgment w thout with t ght she actively sought tively ught nd cut g-edge utting-edge without a fight she actively sought information and cutting-edge alter atives eventual y responding to alternatives eventually responding to treatment at MD Anderson ternati e entually esponding t Ander on n erso Cancer Center in Houston. Along the way she discovered that the C ncer enter Canc r Center in Houston. Along the ston n h discovered o e t he stomach cancer community did not have a nonprofit voice--so stom stomach canc community did not have nonprofi voice--so ancer o unity o rofi voice--so Zelma Zelman gave Zelman gave it one with Debbie s Dream Foundation. In addition v ne with Debbie s Dream Fou dation. In addition t Debbi ream oundation. addi i to raising awareness and providing education about stomach raising awarenes nd providing education about stomach sing wareness o ng ducation ut mach cancer where ca e where none exi ted before cancer where none existed before the foundation advocates in xist efore fou ation advocates oundat o advocate Washington D.C. and funds specific research more than 650 000 Washin ton D Wa ngton D.C. d funds specifi research more than 650 000 f nds specifi ear h h 000 worth to date. wort wor h date. e QUOTE Solely because of the advocacy work done by Debbie s QUOTE Solely ecause QUOTE Solely because of the advocacy work done by Debbie s a k Debbie s Dream the Department of Defense will donate 6 million to Dream he Department Defense will donate am epartment n ill dona million o researchers all over the country regarding stomach cancer. research resear hers all over the country regarding stomach can er. ntry egarding om h ance Stomach cancer receives the least amount of federal funding for Stomach Stomach ca er receives the least amo nt of federal funding for e least amoun fede fund n o any cancer so this 6 million is a huge milestone in research for cancer this ance hs on is huge milestone n researc for h ile tone es arch this disease. ... There are so many problems in the world and disease. sease Th e are man pr ems n the world and any proble r d different groups are all trying to fund their passion. But everybody different groups n group all trying fund th r pa sion But eve ybody l rying n passion. verybody has been affected in some way by cancer. en affected some way f ected ome cancer. a cer From left Donna Biase and Michelle Homoky Donna Biase RESIDENCE Boca Raton ORGANIZATION Best Foot Forward the organization co-founded by Biase and Debbie Ellman in 2010 provides academic guidance and support to foster-care teens at a pivotal time in their young lives. HER INVOLVEMENT What started with an idea two laptops and in-kind office space has evolved into an organization with 13 staffers and a budget of some 750 000 that is paving the way to educational success for foster children who otherwise might not graduate high school. Best Foot Forward has worked closely with more than 50 foster teens helping them with dayto-day academic needs--everything from making sure papers are signed to ensuring that homework is completed. Nationally 46 percent of foster teens graduate high school every single one of Best Foot Forward s students has graduated. Three other students have earned associate degrees and in May the organization will celebrate its first four-year college graduate. QUOTE Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. Without an education they are destined to experience most of the negative outcomes that plague them upon adulthood homelessness incarceration drug abuse. Best Foot Forward empowers students through education and literally provides an opportunity to change a life. With continued support and interaction you can literally see the transformative effect it has on the child. It is no longer I can t. It s I can and I will. Resource Guide For more information on the organizations represented by the women in this feature visit the following websites Danielle DeMarzo Foundation Jewish Federation of Broward County Touch a Heart Feeding South Florida Mothers Against Drunk Driving Debbie s Dream Foundation NSU Art Museum Broward Center for the Performing Arts Humane Society of Broward County Children s Cancer Caring Center SOS Children s Villages RESIDENCE Parkland ORGANIZATIONS SOS Children s Villages Florida the Coconut Creekbased foster care neighborhood that houses upward of 75 boys and girls Children s Cancer Caring Center at Baptist Children s Hospital in Miami the only free treatment center for cancer-stricken children in the Southeastern United States. HER INVOLVEMENT Borrowing a page from Princess Diana whose grace and dedication to children s causes inspired her growing up Homoky continues to pour her energies into organizations that make a difference in the lives of countless youngsters. In the 50-plus years CCCC has provided free total-care services for children afflicted with cancer no family has received a bill and no child has been turned away. The community of loving stable families at SOS provides guidance love and support to children orphaned or abandoned because of violence poverty or natural disasters. We all have the ability to contribute in some way says Homoky who s a sales director for Celebrity Cruises. To visit either of these places and to meet these children you can see the joy and spirit that your focus energy and time produces. QUOTE I have an adopted daughter and an older son. I just love working with children. It s my passion. I want to give them all a good life. When you see all the kids that come through a place like Children s Cancer Caring Center and hear their stories it s very touching. ... My children lost their father about 10 years ago I try my best to inspire them. I think everyone in life needs role models. 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SOLOMON long with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his name and Miami s key to the city in his velvet-vest pocket Armando Christian Perez-- better known as chart-topping rapper Pitbull aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide --can add grand marshal to his multifaceted list of credits. He leads this month s annual Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade celebrating its 45th year. The night before on Dec. 9 Pitbull will play to a packed house at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. Hot off his Bad Man Tour --and looking forward to the release of his 10th full-length album Climate Change in 2017--he shows no signs of slowing down. Lifestyle talked with the man who credits his mother s tough love with turning his life around--from a teenage drug dealer in Miami to an internationally renowned artist whose videos have collected a combined 9 billion views on YouTube Vevo. A 1 We know you love Miami because you grew up here but what is it that keeps you so loyal I feel like Miami and I have grown up together. Being born in 1981 is exactly when Miami began surging in real estate and extracurricular activities. Throughout the decades I ve seen Miami go from an underdog city to a worldwide-known destination as a Latin metropolis. 305 till I die baby. Dale [Note The Cuban-American entertainer uses the Spanish word dale pronounced dah-lay as his catchphrase. Translated it essentially means go for it. ] Winterfest is really a South Florida tribute to the holidays. What do you think is the best thing about how we celebrate the holidays here It s the same answer I give for why I decided to do my New Year s show in Miami. We are bringing the Big Apple to the Pineapple. Where better to celebrate and party than in the hot and sexy weather of South Florida Why party in the cold wearing winter coats and gloves when you can be in bikinis and tuxedos 2 40 DECEMBER 2016 5 3 6 You ll be serving as grand marshal on a boat--which brings to mind the video for the single Sexy People shot aboard on a 164-foot megayacht. What is it about the boating life that speaks to you When you grow up in Miami how can you not love the water boating and everything that comes with it We filmed Don t Stop the Party on a yacht during one of Miami s regattas to emphasize that very point. The boating life is the party life. You ve changed the face of rap in some ways because of your smooth looks and sense of fashion. Where did the look come from I ve always been about creating global music. Like any successful business it s about growing evolving and setting the trend as opposed to following it. I got into this business to get out of the streets not to stay in the streets. Growing up in Miami did you have a favorite holiday memory One of my favorite holiday memories is simple When we didn t have much we made a Christmas tree using soda and beer cans as ornaments. 4 That video features you performing with other top artists a staple of your work. Everyone wants to get on the Mr. Worldwide bandwagon. How do those partnerships work In this business as much as any other your reputation lives by your last hit. You ve got to keep it fresh and it s much easier doing that when you re collaborating with great partners. The relationships work through sheer synergy and solid relationships. I m blessed to be able to work with so many talented artists. 7 What does the new year look like for you 2016 has been destruction in the music industry. We won an American Grammy for a Spanish record we continued to export and tour our music around the world. We even got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 2017 is simple It s called the Gingerbread Man Plan Catch me if you can. 2016 WINTERFEST WHEN Saturday Dec. 10 from 6 30 to 11 30 p.m. WHERE The boat parade follows a 12-mile route starting at the New River then travels east to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. WHAT More than 100 boats ranging from 20-footers to corporate megayachts will be decked out in this year s theme Comics and Cartoons Rockin the Night Away. WEB LMGFL.COM DECEMBER 2016 41 D A Y tripper Wynwood Miami s thriving art district continues to offer something for everyone BY CLARISSA BUCH Treats from The Salty Donut Below The Butcher Shop SWEET SPOTS Arts and culture aside the former warehouse district is one of Miami s sweetest regions. Zak the Baker is known for its signature sourdough loaves baked fresh daily. Next door Serendipity Ice Cream WYNWOOD Once a neglected neighborhood overrun by dowdy warehouses the Wynwood Art District is now a mecca for Miami s cultural movement. multicolored murals the neighborhood For hearty pies Fireman Derek s Bake Shop (2818 N. Miami Ave.) supplies a blend of sweet and savory including a rich chocolate pie smothered in candied pecans for dessert or a spinach and feta concoction for lunch. The Salty Donut location here makes handcrafted doughnuts in-house often generating long lines. it one of the largest open-air street art installations in the world. Part of the allure aside from the numerous art galleries is its hip growing culinary scene and its burgeoning array of community-driven events. Though plagued earlier in the year by the Zika virus Wynwood has been deemed safe again by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. AFTER HOURS When local galleries close Wynwood s bustling nightlife is far from over. The district features a medley of after-hours activities. Wood Tavern (2531 NW Second Ave.) Wynwood s oldest bar remains one of the area s most popular go-to spots. The indoor-outdoor space attracts a mixed crowd of young and mid-aged professionals as well as out-of-towners for a relaxed evening over beer and craft cocktails. The Butcher Shop outdoor biergarten is known for brews paired with house-made sausages and fries. For something more lively bar and music spot Gramps 42 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM ALL-DAY HANG The Wynwood Yard the neighborhood s ultimate all-in-one locale. Only a year old the Yard has become a hub for food culture and community featuring everything from live music and guest lectures. Dining concepts in the form of food trucks inside the venue range from healthy plant-based bowls at Della Test Kitchen to omakase sushi at Myumi to English comfort food at the British Garden. Charcoal Garden Bar Grill the Yard s of a Josper Grill to cook locally sourced meats. There s an event nearly every day of the week including pop-up chef concepts happy hour silent discos and Pilates and yoga as well as all-day events like craft fairs and food and drink festivals. Live music at Wynwood Yard Della Test Kitchen ART WALKS One of Wynwood s most notable events is its monthly art walk. On the second Saturday of each month the neighborhood s retail pop-ups food trucks and live performances. During the event galleries stay open late parking lots transform into food truck festivals and streets become open-air art and music exhibitions. The happening which draws thousands is free and open to the public meant to showcase all Wynwood has to offer in one knock-out soiree. ECLECTIC BITES As Miami grows into a national culinary destination Wynwood is at the forefront of the city s tasty revolution. Snag a chef-driven meal at Bradley Kilgore s Alter (223 NW 23rd St.). Named best new chef by Food & Wine rotating menu packed with locally sourced ingredients. A few streets away Italian restaurant Joey s Second Ave.) also is drawing quite the crowd. Jay-Z and Beyonce were spotted dining there recently. For a wagyu Beaker & Gray and bar fusion on the outskirts of Wynwood. If you re new to the neighborhood dine alfresco surrounded by colorsmeared walls at Wynwood Kitchen and Bar NW Second Ave.). It s the quintessential neighborhood establishment located inside the Wynwood Walls an enclosed outdoor setting featuring a rotating selection of street murals designed by world-renowned artists. Cobia from Beaker & Gray galleries. As exhibitions frequently change consider landscape and design pieces at Plant the Future (2511 NW Second Ave.) photography at Dina Mitrani Gallery Ave.) a fusion of North and South American works at Pan American Art Projects Second Ave.) and a potpourri of art and style at Locust Projects (3852 North Miami Ave.). 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It s said that during the founding father s first term in office one of the White House state dinners featured a dessert made with ice cream encased in hot pastry--a precursor for what with a few tweaks and the addition of meringue would become baked Alaska. More than two centuries later Shooters Waterfront (3033 NE 32nd Ave. 954.566.2855) in Fort Lauderdale contributed yet another chapter to the dessert s storied journey--one that Jefferson no doubt would find irresistible. In December 2014 director of operations Peter Lopez and the Shooters kitchen team added Key lime baked Alaska to the menu--an ode to the restaurant s Intracoastal backdrop and relaxed elegance. If you look at restaurants along the Intracoastal everybody has coconut shrimp everybody has mahi tacos and everybody has Key lime pie Lopez says. We wanted to do something different something more on the foodie side--but not so far off the charts that you wouldn t recognize it. Lopez also wanted to give diners a rich dessert experience at an affordable price. A similar creation at one of the finer restaurants in South Florida might command upward of 20. At Shooters it s 11. From the moment the dish debuted on the menu Shooters version of baked Alaska--with its spongy ladyfinger cake base Key limeflavored ice cream core inside frozen meringue that s shaped like a rose and the drizzle of coconut daiquiri sauce that tops it off--was a megahit. On any given day the restaurant sells between 40 and 60 of the desserts. We have ladies who come in and just order baked Alaska--and a bottle of Champagne Lopez says. As with any concoction with as many moving parts as this one there s more to Key lime baked Alaska than meets the eye. Lifestyle asked pastry chef Bella Taveras to weigh in on the details. 46 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 2. Deep freeze Because the meringue melts so quickly we have to pipe it around the ice cream while working in the freezer. If you did it at room temperature the meringue would fall right off the ice cream mold. I start piping it from the top and 1. Cuckoo for coconuts The daiquiri sauce that s drizzled over the top (not pictured) is made with coconut rum coconut milk and simple syrup all mixed together Taveras says. It goes very nice with the tart elements--and the rum gives the dessert a touch of warmth. 3. Hidden surprise We add Key lime juice to our homemade ice cream and we pipe the ice cream right into molds that are placed in the freezer. It works out to about one gallon of ice cream split into 24 molds. We try not to make too much ice cream in advance because we want to keep it as fresh as possible. 6. Soak it up The is like a sponge cake it absorbs not only the daiquiri sauce but also the ice cream as it begins to melt Taveras says. The longer that you let it sit you notice the out even more. 5. A rose by any other name We use a drop of beet juice with the meringue to give the rose its elegant pink color. And then we lightly torch it to give it that contrast. 4. Sealed with a kiss The macaroons shaped like Hershey s Kisses that we plate the dessert with are dried meringue baked at 200 degrees. The size is important if we make them too big they break up. It gives the dessert a sweet crunch. D I N I N G spotlight Twenty-five years into its run at Mizner Park Max s Grille continues to set the standard for culinary excellence BY FELICIA LEVINE Never Better V Dennis Max eteran restaurateur Dennis Max has a lot to celebrate. The Boca Raton businessman recently married Nita Summers--whom he met 18 years ago at a friend s birthday party--during an elegant ceremony in Middleburg Virginia an equestrian town. And his modern American bistro-style Max s Grille the only original restaurant in Mizner Park is commemorating its 25th anniversary with interior renovations and innovative new menu items. The restaurant s longevity is an anomaly in South Florida renowned for its persnickety patrons. I am very proud says Max 71 a California transplant and partner co-founder of The Max 48 DECEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM Opposite page Spinach and feta omelet. This page Cr me br l e French toast and apple cider. Group with Fred Stampone. In addition to the 300-seat Max s Grille the group owns Max s Harvest and serves as restaurant consultant to Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens. Max is also a partner in Burt & Max s in Delray Beach along with restaurateur Burt Rapoport with whom he first worked back in the day. (Rapoport is also a partner in Max s Grille.) Max introduced South Floridians to California-style cuisine including the now-ubiquitous chopped salad in 1984. Before entering the restaurant business Max worked as a Wall Street stockbroker but he felt unfulfilled. I wanted to do something that positively affected people he says. I found my calling. And this restaurant is the embodiment of the dream I had as a younger man. He attributes the success of Max s Grille to a simple tried-and-true formula Provide a great location (check) impressive architecture (check) first-rate food (check) and a top-notch staff (check). Max was ahead of his time when he opened the Mizner Park eatery. Back in the day Boca Raton wasn t nearly as developed--Town Center had no Neiman Marcus Nordstrom or Macy s and many west Boca neighborhoods and east Boca condos had yet to be built. Today Mizner Park is flush with luxury stores and downtown commerce and condos. Opening there was a good decision says Max who was offered his choice of spots by developer Tom Crocker. The restaurant is located next to the center s valet parking--for which Max is responsible. They didn t provide valet at the time but we insisted. Max designed the restaurant for maximum appeal We can give everyone from every walk of life something they can enjoy. The eatery recently closed for 10 days for comprehensive renovations that included repainted ceiling soffits recovered banquettes upgraded patio furnishings a refreshed outdoor bar and a new kitchen. There are plans for new lighting and chairs and an indoor bar redesign to restore the bar overhang to its original look. He revealed the restaurant s revamp during an anniversary party where present and former staffers topped the invite list. We couldn t do what we do without good people Max says. We wanted to hug them and thank them. The restaurant isn t resting on its laurels Max will continue to roll out new menu items such as the Huevos Toastadas for brunch meatloaf sandwich for lunch heritage pork chop for dinner and the Max s Mojito signature cocktail. 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