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Olympic champion Ryan Lochte opens up about life--and love--after Rio SINK OR SWIM CONNECTIONS We will use our worldwide connections to sell your important property. As a Broker Associate and Estate Agent with Premier Estate Properties we draw on our five strategic offices and 1.4 Billion Estate Portfolio (the ultimate source for buyers) to maximize in-house sales. Referrals and marketing through our unrivaled Global Network further extend that reach. We will connect you with buyers at home and abroad to get your important property sold. Ron Lennen Broker Associate 954 494 8899 ron Ron Lennen Premier Estate Properties Presenting Properties Exclusively In Excess Of One Million Dollars TM Maureen Rotella Maureen Rotella Estate Agent 954 805 4265 YOU HAVE OUR WORD maureen President Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors Ranked One Of America s Best Real Estate Agents Three Consecutive Years By Real Trends And Trulia. 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Premier Estate Properties marketplace is all of the following Vero Beach town of Orchid Indian River Shores Manalapan Beach Point Manalapan Hypoluxo Island Ocean Ridge Gulf Stream Delray Beach Boca Raton Highland Beach Hillsboro Beach Suburban Boca Raton Suburban Delray Beach Fort Lauderdale Sea Ranch Lakes East Pompano Beach Hillsboro Shores Lighthouse Point and East Deerfield Beach. All written and verbal information including that produced by the Sellers or Premier Estate Properties are subject to errors omissions or changes without notice and should be independently verified by any prospective purchaser of a Property. The sellers and Premier Estate Properties Inc. expressly disclaim any warranty or representation regarding all information. Prospective purchasers use of any written and verbal information is acknowledgement of this disclaimer and that the prospective purchaser shall perform their own due diligence. In the event a Buyer defaults no commission will be paid to either Broker on the Deposits retained by the Seller. No Commissions Paid until Title Passes. Buyer pays title insurance Florida documentary stamps and all other closing costs for New Construction and land use. Prospective purchasers shall not rely on this information when entering into a contract for sale and purchase. Some affiliations may not be applicable to certain geographic areas. If your property is currently listed please do not consider this a solicitation. Copyright 2017 Premier Estate Properties Inc. All Rights Reserved. INTRACOASTAL Lauderdale By-The Sea 1.875 MILLION BEDROOMS 3 BATHS 3 LIVING SQ. FT. 3 445 FRONTAGE 100 FT. INFO WWW.F10048483.COM Presented By T H E H I G H - P E R F O R M A N C E T E A M F O R H I G H - E N D R E A L E S TAT E LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 LENNEN ROTELLA 3 RIVA Days. Live on the water. Play on the water. Residents enjoy Riva s riverside park and Water Sports Center for paddleboards kayaks water-skiing and boat rentals. Live in the city. Play in the city. Residents love neighborhood icons like Casa D Angelo Gateway Theater and Whole Foods. And along with the walkability they enjoy their private water taxi to tennis in the park and shopping at Galleria. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race color religion sex handicap familial status or national origin. Oral representation cannot be relied upon as correctly stating representations of the developer. For correct representations make reference to the documents required by section 4 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM RIVA Nights. Live in luxury. With an indoor-outdoor carefree lifestyle. Riva s large elegant homes come with 1 or 2 exceptionally large ocean and city view terraces the perfect spot for a dinner party under the stars. Live in the heart of the best of Ft. Lauderdale. With the perfect combination of waterfront location oceansunset views resort amenities and large comfortable homes. Just in time to move-in next Summer. Two & Three Bedrooms from the 700 s to over 3 million. Sales center open at 1200 E. Las Olas Blvd. 954.233.3288. PREMIER DEVELOPERS 718.503 Florida Statues to be furnished by a developer to a buyer. Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value if any of this property. All features dimensions drawings graphic material pictures conceptual renderings plans and specifications are not necessarily an accurate depiction and are subject to change without notice and Developer expressly reserves the right to make modifications. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 5 CO NS T RUC T IO N C O STARTI NG FROM THE TING N OW U N D ER NOW UNDER 900 000 S LOBBY AMALFI RESIDENCE LUXURY HAS ARRIVED IN POMPANO BEACH Sabbia Beach is poised to deliver a signature take on refined oceanfront living on Pompano Beach just as the city goes through a renaissance centered around the Pompano Beach Pier and Atlantic Boulevard. Contemporary luxury has found its way to Pompano Beach. Now is your chance to claim it for yourself. This offering is subject to errors omissions prior sale change of price or withdrawal without notice and not intended to solicit currently listed property. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy condominium units in states where such offer or solicitation cannot be made. Prices plans and specifications are subject to change without notice. Void in states where prohibited. Additional restrictions may apply. Artist s conceptual rendering. ORAL REPRESENTATION 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. 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 6 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM DOWNTOWN ELEVATED 499 FORT LAUDERDALE S TALLEST BUILDING 121 LUXURY RESIDENCES Beginning at 160 ft. 46 LEVELS 238 HYATT CENTRIC HOTEL GUEST ROOMS LUXURY RESIDENCES FROM THE 800 s SALES GALLERY NOW OPEN ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS 200 East Las Olas Boulevard Suite 150 Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 954.800.6263 ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE SELLER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS MAKE REFERENCE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY SECTION 718.503 FLORIDA STATUTES TO BE FURNISHED BY A SELLER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. This project has been filed in the state of Florida and no other state. This is not an offer to sell or solicitation of offers to buy the condominium units in states where such o er or solicitation cannot be made. Prices and availability are subject to change at any time without notice. Artist s Conceptual Rendering LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 7 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES SWIMMING CHAMPION RYAN LOCHTE REFLECTS ON LIFE AND LOVE AFTER HIS TUMULTUOUS SUMMER IN RIO COMING UP FOR AIR 32 ENJOY A FIRST LOOK AT THE EXCLUSIVE JEWELS INSIDE THE NEW TIFFANY & CO. BLUE BOOK. INTO THE WILD 36 A BRONX TALE CHAZZ PALMINTERI TALKS ABOUT HIS ENDURING PLAY ON THE EVE OF AN UPCOMING SHOW. 40 ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 10 14 16 18 20 22 24 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS YOUR TOWN NEWS & NOTES SKIN DEEP CANCER ANSWER THE FIND GAS STATION FARE AT PLAY MOBILE FITNESS BAR TALK AN IRISH CLASSIC MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM 26 46 48 54 56 58 THE SPLURGE MIAMI OPEN DINING SPOTLIGHT GREEN BAR & KITCHEN THE DISH RESTAURANT NEWS ACCESS LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE LIVE SCENE ON SITE ON THE COVER Olympic swimming champion Ryan Lochte shot on location at David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie This page Lochte with his Photographer Eduardo Schneider 8 CD CLIVE DANIEL inspiration star ts re he A e Tal HOME w it ha T le of T o Designs... a w Named BEST COMPANY IN THE USA by Furniture Today Winner of over for design excellence NAPLES FL 2777 Tamiami Trail N Naples Florida 34103 239.261.home (4663) BOCA RATON FL 1351 NW Boca Raton Blvd. Boca Raton Florida 33432 561.440.home (4663) LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 9 EDITOR S letter Back in 1993 the Miami Dolphins defense was led in spirit by a fiery outside linebacker named Bryan Cox. In addition to leading the team in tackles the third-year standout from Western Illinois University gained NFL-wide notoriety for his emotional outbursts including an incident in Buffalo when he flipped off Bills fans with both middle fingers. After drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during a late-season loss and then getting into a shouting match with an official following the game one Miami sports columnist wrote that Cox needed psychiatric help. The Monday after that game I asked to speak to the then-25-year-old. I was in my second year as a beat writer covering the Dolphins for Gannett News Service. Cox and I had developed a decent rapport as far as sports writers and athletes go. He had been brutally candid with me in the past including some jaw-dropping revelations about growing up on the crime-riddled streets of East St. Louis-- and the drug dealers who recognized his talent protected him and helped him through college. A member of the Dolphins public relations team led me into a locker room that was empty except for Cox. He invited me to take a seat next to his locker after some small talk he began speaking in hushed tones about the letters he had been receiving that year. Hate letters from anonymous strangers. Racist attacks. Ugliness directed at his wife and children. Death threats. He reached into his locker and showed me one of the notes there was no return address but the postmark read Buffalo. The hate he said had changed him. The next day I wrote a column about my conversation with Cox suggesting among other things that armchair psychiatrists shouldn t rush to judgment without knowing the entire story. I was reminded of that interview as I waited to speak to Ryan Lochte for this month s cover story. Lochte who has Fort Lauderdale connections through his agent was in town to shoot a TV commercial for Broward-based Lifestyle was fortunate enough to gain an exclusive sit-down with the Olympic swimmer who made international headlines for all the wrong reasons at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Lochte admits that his misadventure at a gas station in Brazil changed him. But as always there s more to the story. See for yourself. And enjoy the March issue. PROGRAM FOUR Featuring George Balanchine s Who Cares -- danced to memorable Gershwin tunes -and Divertimento No. 15 along with one of Paul Taylor s best-loved works Arden Court. West Palm Beach March 17 - 19 Miami March 31 - April 2 Ft. Lauderdale April 8 - 9 Tickets available from 20 305.929.7010 877.929.7010 Toll Free Lourdes Lopez Artistic Director JENNIFER LAUREN AND JOVANI FURLAN IN WHO CARES CHOREOGRAPHY BY GEORGE BALANCHINE THE GEORGE BALANCHINE TRUST. PHOTO ALBERTO OVIEDO. Kevin Kaminski Group Editor 10 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Meet Malia. She has multiple sclerosis. Today she lives a fuller life than anyone believed possible thanks to an innovative stem cell treatment she received at Hadassah Medical Organization. She calls herself lucky because of her improved energy strength and motor skills. She calls her doctor the Rock Star of Stem Cell Therapies. We call her--and her treatment-- the face of new possibility. March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. Advance Hadassah s groundbreaking MS research. Bring hope to more families. Donate. Hadassah Florida Broward 954.535.9119 Browardmembership HADASSAH THE WOMEN S ZIONIST ORGANIZATION OF AMERICA INC. MSresearch LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 Financial and other information about Hadassah may be obtained without cost by writing the Finance Department at Hadassah 40 Wall Street New York NY 10005 or by calling (212) 355-7900. 2017 Hadassah The Women s Zionist Organization of America Inc. Hadassah the H logo and Hadassah the Power of Women Who Do are registered trademarks of Hadassah The Women s Zionist Organization of America Inc. 11 PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Stella Alves (intern) Clarissa Buch Rachel Sobel Michelle F. Solomon CREATIVE ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Linzi Altabet Downtown Photo Fort Lauderdale Evelyn Robles Eduardo Schneider ADVERTISING SALES LORI CASTLE lcastle GEORGETTE EVANS gevans SHARI GLATTER sglatter DEBBY GOLD dgold SUE GOLDSTEIN sgoldstein JORDAN KNOWLES jknowles DEBRA LEVINE dlevine HEIDI MCMILLAN hmcmillan ANDREA SHAPIRO ashapiro TRACY SHELOWITZ tshelowitz DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin CHAIRMAN Gary Press VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS Sandy Lechner Tucked along South Florida s fabled A1A in Lauderdale by the Sea Plunge Beach Hotel is the newest addition to the area. Plunge is a laid-back hotspot for beach lovers and bohemians in search of new adventures Catering to today s creative class this NEW oceanfront hideaway shuns corporate conformity in favor of a brilliantly offbeat approach to food music fun and activities. All in a world-class location that celebrates the timeless traditions of the Great Floridian Beach Town. Ocean Front 163 Guest Rooms and Suites Kitchenette rooms available 2 Heated Outdoor Pools On-Site Water Activities 24 Hour Fitness Center Backflip - lively Beach bar where the locals hang Cocktails Beach Grub and Live entertainment Coffee Shop - Gelato Sandwiches Coffee Octopus - Lobby Gastropub Great food Great drinks LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale Florida 33309 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9418 2017 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. GIVE ORDINARY THE SLIP MAKE A RESERVATION 754.312.5775 4660 EL MAR DRIVE LAUDERDALE BY THE SEA FL 33308 12 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM EXPERIENCE THE LAS OLAS LIFE PROUD SPONSOR OF THE LAS OLAS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Come sip sample and savor dishes from 70 of South Florida s finest restaurants plus more than 45 wineries spirits brands and breweries for an unforgettable event. One Mile of Style S H O P D I N E S TAY P L AY FRIDAY APRIL 21 2017 7 30 PM 10 30 PM ADMISSION 125 LAS OLAS BOULEVARD between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue For tickets and more information visit -- Proceeds benefit LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 13 c u lt u r a l highlights Best Bets for March Capitol Steps Getting bogged down by contentious headlines Watch them hilariously unfold on stage. The political-satire group has been performing since 1981 and its current album features What to Expect When You re Electing How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea and Ain t No Pipeline Now It s Gone. When March 3 19 (20 total performances) Where Kravis Center for the Performing Arts West Palm Beach The Music Man MEET THE MUSIC DIRECTOR FOR FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BY ALYSSA FISHER The Phantom of the Opera Cameron Mackintosh s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber s haunting musical is on its North American tour. The show boasts new features a larger cast and many special effects but fans can still look forward to favorite songs and the legendary chandelier. When March 23 April 1 (15 total performances) Where Kravis Center onstantine Kitsopoulos fills his schedule well in advance with national and international symphonies operas and Broadway productions but Festival of Arts Boca has remained a constant over the past decade for the renowned conductor. The people are just wonderful to work with he says during a telephone call from his home in New Jersey. And you can t beat the weather. The 11th annual Festival of Arts a two-week showcase of Boca Raton s vibrant cultural scene will be Kitsopoulos seventh as music director. He leads the team responsible for the musical programming portion of the festival at Mizner Park Amphitheater from March 2 11. On days without music there s the Author & Ideas series which includes presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham on March 6. There was no overarching musical theme this year but early on Kitsopoulos and his collaborators had performances in mind such as Puccini s La Boheme. Kitsopoulos will conduct the Boca Symphonia as it performs the Opera for the 99 Percent on March 4. C The presentation of La Boheme is special to me he says. I grew up in the opera house. My mom was an opera singer. My daughter is a singer. This is one of my favorites. One of the festival s biggest draws is sure to be the March 11 presentation of the 1964 hit comedy movie The Pink Panther -- accompanied by a live orchestra. The film will be projected above the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra as it performs Mancini s Grammywinning score. I do a lot of different films with orchestras around the country and this is one that I ve actually been involved in putting together from the ground up says Kitsopoulos who will conduct. To hear the music live is really cool. Just the theme song alone is pretty iconic. Kitsopoulos already is planning the 2018 festival since big names are booked three or four years in advance. He gets it. His own manager is taking bookings for 2019. The thing about traveling for me is not so much the hotels and flights because that gets old he says. It s about working with different musicians and seeing different places. You keep going and keep planning. Musicians get up every morning and think about music. It s what we do. Visit for the complete schedule. Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum s main fundraising event celebrates its 15th year with vintner dinners and a Bacchanalia foodie event. When March 24 25 Where Locations around Boca visit Glasstress Boca Raton The Boca Raton Museum of Art is featuring the largest collection of glass in the country. Expect 42 pieces created by 33 artists from 23 countries. Much of the curated glass works are unconventional and experimental. When On display until July 2 Where 501 Plaza Real 14 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 15 y o u r town Check out these farmers green markets. EAT MORE LOCAL Where Old School Square Park When Saturdays 9 a.m. 2 p.m. How long Through May Where Royal Palm Place When Saturdays 8 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through May DELRAY BEACH BOCA RATON Where 8350 Ranch Road When First & third Sundays of the month 9 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through April Caption PARKLAND Where ArtWalk 9405 NW 31st Court When Second & fourth Sundays of the month 9 a.m. 1 p.m. How long Through April Where Northeast First Street First Avenue When Saturdays 9 a.m. 2 p.m. How long Through April CORAL SPRINGS John Crean POMPANO BEACH Green scene Broken Sound Country Club gains another distinction for its sustainability efforts BY ALYSSA FISHER T here was a brief lull in John Crean s office at Broken Sound Country Club but buzzing filled the silence. Oh yes those are some of our bees he says pointing to the insectfilled frame on the back table. I wanted to you to see them. That was in September when Crean general manager and chief operating officer of Broken Sound was raising awareness of the worldwide decline of the honeybee population. The club employs a beekeeper to maintain 22 beehives on its golf courses where 1 million bees produce 1 000 pounds of honey per year for the members. The plight of honeybees is one of several environmental causes the Boca Raton club has taken on since Crean arrived 14 years ago. Last month the club won top honors in the 2017 Environmental Leaders in Golf awards presented annually by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest. It was the latest accomplishment for a club that ranks among the country s 70 best according to Platinum Clubs of America. Though Crean enjoys gardening as a hobby he wouldn t call himself a tree hugger. He says it s a matter of making sustainable decisions that are good for business. I see processes that can benefit the environment without costing a lot of money the Parkland resident says. The initial setup may cost some dollars but those dollars will come back tenfold if you do it correctly. Broken Sound--which just hosted the PGA Tour Champions Allianz Championship for the 11th straight time--has two 18-hole golf courses certified by the Golf Environment Organization. In addition to the beehives there s a butterfly garden and birdhouses. The club s on-site composting system helps reduce the amount of fertilizer and insecticides sprayed on the courses which are irrigated with recycled sewage water. Most recently Broken Sound has installed a Tesla charging station. Crean stumbled into becoming environmentally conscious. The club once used plastic foam cups that are oddly a sin when you see them blowing across a beautiful green fairway and water bottles with the club logo which were bad for the environment and cost 40 000 a year. So the club installed water machines and introduced biodegradable cornstarch-based cups. Soon solar heaters water-reduction toilets and showerheads and motion-sensing lighting systems with LED bulbs were added. Since then the club has received honors from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its 95-percent recycling rate. There s a lot happening he says but there s a lot yet to do. 16 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 FL. FL FL 17 S K I N deep CHECK THE LABEL Living in South Florida we know sunscreen is key. We re almost immune to its scent. But do you know if you ve applied the right one The reality is consumers do not have any idea of the right products to use Green says. The more you re in the sun the more risk you have. If you re using the wrong products in the long term you re actually going to hurt yourself. Most over-the-counter sunblocks protect against UVB rays which usually cover UVA rays which penetrate more deeply and cause 70 percent of skin cancers he says. What to look for Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as active ingredients. Misconception Don t get so caught up in the SPF number because there is a minimal improvement of the protection factor when you get beyond 30 he says. When you have zinc oxide in there it s always going to be level 30. People need to start thinking of active ingredients as the primary thing to look for in their sunscreen. New technology removes skin cancer without surgery BY ALYSSA FISHER A PAINLESS APPROACH Green says. It was a no-brainer. The machine cures basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas--the two most common skin cancers--in approximately 14 30-second treatments. It takes me longer to set up than have the procedure done he quips. The superficial radiation stays at skin level and treats only the cancer spot. One of his patients was his grandfather who previously had surgery to treat the skin cancer on his scalp. With the SRT he s now cancer-free. SRT which is covered by insurance isn t available in many dermatology offices. However Green is sure that will change within the next few years. I can t understand why you wouldn t have it I f you look closely at Jason Green there is a slight curve on the tip of his nose where there once was skin cancer. The standard of care at the time for the fair-skinned blue-eyed dermatologist was Mohs surgery a technique that cuts the skin layer by layer to remove cancerous tissue. Today there s nonsurgical superficial radiotherapy an FDA-approved technology that treats nonmelanoma skin cancer without cutting scarring or downtime. Green was quick to invest in it for the August opening of his clinic Green Dermatology and Cosmetic Center in Deerfield Beach. I thought I could provide patients with an option that I wish was provided to me MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM he says. Every day he sees patients with skin cancer and according to the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery half of all Americans will have skin cancer at least once before the age of 65. While technology can cure some cancers Green is vigilant about spreading the importance of precaution. I love what I do. I really am passionate about it he says. I m born and raised here--I used to go in the sun and do everything you can think of and now I just do it differently. I actually wear sunblock and I m proud that I m pale. GREEN DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC CENTER Address 260 SW Natura Ave. Phone 954.481.0650 Website Other offerings 18 LIVE THE KOI LIFESTYLE 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. Obtain the property report required by federal law and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits of value if any of this property. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 19 T H E find Los Bocados offers a tight menu of healthy Mexican fare. filling station BY ALYSSA FISHER PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES DESPITE ITS UNASSUMING LOCATION LOS BOCADOS HAS CUSTOMERS LINING UP FOR TACOS AND MORE Wawas on the Way-Way The popular Wawa convenience store chain is on its way to becoming a South Florida staple. Out of the 50 stores it plans to build in South Florida 10 are expected to open in Broward and Palm Beach counties this spring and into early summer. at Sample Road and Federal Highway in Pompano Beach and at Belvedere Road and Australian Avenue in West Palm Beach with Davie Fort Lauderdale Sunrise and Lake Worth to follow. In business since 1964 the Pennsylvania-based company is known for its custom-made salads and sandwiches freshbaked cookies and free Wi-Fi. I nside a Chevron convenience store on the northwest corner of State Road 7 and Hillsboro Boulevard there s a line of people waiting to order tacos. Executive chef Anthony Hoff of Boca Raton s City Fish Market and longtime friend and local chef Robby Bushman are challenging the lessthan-stellar reputation of gas station food at Los Bocados the Parkland restaurant serving up refined tacos and other Mexican cuisine. It s eclectic says Bushman of the concept that opened in October. That s a good way to describe our business and our clientele. They meet local business people stopping in for a quick lunch. A group of moms come in for dinner with their children. On a blind date a man and woman eat at one of the blue picnic tables outside. The idea for Los Bocados--which translates to snacks a bite or mouth in Spanish--was healthy fast-casual order-and-go. Half of its customers do that while the other half stay--and take their time. (One night a group of 10 sat at the high-top table for three hours.) Pleasantly surprised the chefs recently ordered more tables. In our eyes we ve always known this was going to be successful--we re putting out a good product Hoff says. If you put out good food they will come. But we [also assumed] it was going to take some time we didn t expect it to escalate this quickly. In the 427-square-foot kitchen the fiveperson staff makes everything as healthy as possible with the best ingredients as possible and with the most-sound cooking techniques as possible Bushman explains. From meats to sauces it s all made to order and handcrafted with the exception of the 4-inch masa tortillas made by a local artisan. The narrow menu features tacos served three at a time a toasted carne asada burrito a build-your-own Bocado bowl and hongolitas two mini quesadillas made with roasted wild mushrooms Monterey Jack cheese pickled red onion smoky aioli and crema between two masa tortillas. The most common order is the off-menu taco combo allowing customers to try chicken pork and carne asada tacos. Every order comes with chips and salsa. Our big thing is every bite Hoff says. When you bite into it everything that you re looking for is in there. You ll get heat from the salsa a little bit of crunch and a little bit of acid from the pickled red onions. Then the sauces on top ... Hoff trails off closing his eyes and smiling. Los Bocados which recently began opening on Sundays also has been taking catering gigs from corporate parties to weddings. Next up is expansion--a second location in Boca is in the works. 20 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM WHERE THE FITTEST SURVIVE IT S NO SURPRISE THE BEST IS EXPANDING. Now along with our state-of-the-art 100-passenger Celebrity Xpedition we ve added two ships to our fleet to give you even more choices in the Galapagos Islands our mid-sized 48-passenger Celebrity XperienceSM and our intimate 16-passenger Celebrity XplorationSM. Together these three stunning ships offer you six unique itineraries 15 islands more than 30 ports of call and multiple packages from which to choose. 1-800-Celebrity Or Contact Your Travel Agent 2016 Celebrity Cruises Inc. Ships registry Malta and Ecuador. 16053262 9 2016 LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 21 A t play Driven to Challenge The creative side of fitness is what motivates this Lauderdaleby-the-Sea personal trainer eeping fit is a creative endeavor for Kathy Schottke. For the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea resident part of that creativity comes from a challenge. Although she graduated with a criminal justice degree from Western Illinois University-- I wanted to go to law school she says--Schottke found the rewards of working out suited her better. I like to motivate people. Fitness can have a big impact and can change a person s life. Soon after college graduation she moved to South Florida where the ability to run outdoors year-round instead of trudging through the Illinois snow was liberating. Running gave her a boost in energy but it also satisfied a psychological motivation-- the need to challenge herself that initially had her contemplating a career as a lawyer. Fitness became her life s mission. She took classes to become a certified personal trainer and she kept running. I had three kids and I d get up early in the morning before my husband went to work she says. I would feel like I had already accomplished something before the sun even came up. Now at 53 she still starts her day at 5 a.m. with a 2to 3-mile run. She also found that as the stages of her life changed so did her desire to learn more about fitness. When I got pregnant I wanted to be certified in pre-and post-natal fitness training she says. When my kids were young I became certified in kids fitness. Now I m working with seniors so I m certified as a Silver Sneakers instructor. She s also begun training to become specialized in working with older adults with memory care issues. Schottke decided a few years ago to add another challenge to her routine--lifting weights. Heavy weights she says. With her competitive spirit intact she signed up for bodybuilding competitions. I was only in two competitions and I didn t do it to win she says. It was a competition for myself. I needed something to reach for. K A BUSINESS OF HER OWN Now Schottke has entered another challenging phase--her own business a concierge-style personal fitness franchise GymGuyz Fort Lauderdale. She and her trainers travel from Fort Lauderdale to Weston and points between in the company s red-and-black van loaded with 365 pieces of equipment. There are so many people who for one reason or another don t want to go to the gym Schottke says. This is personalized. We ll meet you anywhere--if you want to work out on the beach let s do it. She says what convinced her to become part of GymGuyz which Josh York dreamed up in his parents dining room in New York in 2008 was the founder s philosophy. There are the three C s of GymGuyz convenient customized and creative. And what about Schottke s own C--challenge No two workouts will ever be the same she says. Get in touch vans fortlauderdale or call 954.471.7899. --MICHELLE F. SOLOMON 22 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM THREE GENERATIONS OF BUILDING IN SOUTH FLORIDA SINCE 1958 Coming Soon 3155 NE 31st Ave. Lighthouse Point CONTEMPORARY COASTAL OR TRADITIONAL DESIGN BUILD RENOVATE Family Owned & Operated in Lighthouse Point since 1958 We Buy Waterfront Homes 4628 North Federal Hwy. Lighthouse Point FL 33064 954.933.3697 LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 23 B A R talk WAKE-UP CALL START YOUR ST. PATRICK S DAY CELEBRATION WITH COFFEE THAT PACKS A PUNCH Many Irish pubs began as homes before opening to the public as spots for a pint of Guinness. The Field Irish Pub & Eatery revels in its authenticity about 100 years ago it started out as two houses. Despite its vast space the Dania Beach pub (3281 Griffin Road) remains cozy with a mostly wooden interior and handmade furnishings typical of a bar in Ireland. Owners Alan Craig and Hilary Joyalle from Dublin and Belfast respectively created the menu with the same values in mind. Their Irish coffee is one of the finest-yetsimplest examples The century-old cocktail uses real cream whipped per order brown sugar and Irish whiskey generally Jameson. I see those cans [of artificial cream] and I have a fit Joyalle quips. The Field typically serves Irish coffee in traditional mugs though Joyalle isn t fond of them--she prefers the look of a wine glass (pictured). When poured in a mug Craig says the fresh cream is floated on top of the coffee with a spoon. He likens it to drinking a Guinness beer--but with consideration for the piping temperature. You drink it down through the cream-- you don t drink all the cream off he advises. That way when you get to the bottom you haven t removed it all. It s a bit of a technique to drink it. Don t stir it Joyalle adds or you might as well be drinking a cup of coffee with whiskey in it. Irish coffee Guinness Smithwick s red ale and other traditional libations will be flowing freely on St. Patrick s Day which always is one hell of a party Craig says. The March 17 celebration--that s a Friday--will include bagpipers Karl Drake School Irish dancers corned beef and cabbage and bars inside and out. A lane of Griffin Road will close two large tents will be pitched and shuttles will take guests to the pub from remote parking lots. Craig and Joyalle expect thousands to join the party with some staying longer than others. A lot of people will come for the day and start off with an Irish breakfast Craig says. And a lot of them will stay until the following morning. -- ALYSSA FISHER THE FIELD S IRISH COFFEE INGREDIENTS 1.5 ounces of Jameson Irish Whiskey 2 teaspoons of brown sugar cup of black coffee 1 ounce freshly whipped cream DIRECTIONS 24 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES Pour shot of Jameson in Irish coffee mug. Add spoonful of brown sugar. 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Instead of jumping in the man who ranks second only to Michael Phelps for most overall medals in U.S. men s Olympic history tosses her a life preserver with an online logo emblazoned on it. It looks like you could use some financial help you should check out the shirtless man says into a camera as a commercial crew of some 20 people remains quiet on the set. They re all about second chances--and everyone deserves a second chance. For Ryan Lochte these waters are both familiar and uncharted at the same time. A On the one hand the 32-year-old is no stranger to endorsement deals that play off his considerable prowess in the pool. On the other Lochte is new to commercial spots that hint at the international controversy last summer in Rio de Janeiro that cast him as persona non grata in Brazil and as an embarrassment back home in the States. In addition to working with Debt. com the Broward-based business that offers one-stop shopping for personal finance and debt solutions Lochte also signed with PowerBar to star in its clean start campaign-- this after losing endorsements with the likes of Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren in the aftermath of Rio. If the events of the past six months are still weighing on the broad shoulders of the 6-foot-4 Lochte it doesn t show on this day. He s kind to a fault with people on and off the set who approach him for selfies or autographs. He s visibly happy to be working on one of the commercial 32 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Ryan Lochte and his LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 33 setups with his fianc e former Playboy model Kayla Rae Reid--who unknown to anyone at the JCC is pregnant with the couple s child a boy due in June. And despite warnings from his handlers that he will not discuss the incident at a Rio gas station that resulted in a 10-month suspension from the International Olympic Committee the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Swimming Lochte openly talks about the life-altering episode--often without prompting. The more celebrity you have the more you re under the microscope he says. It s a bigger picture bigger than just the swim community. The world is watching. You have to be on top of your game at all times. I didn t really [understand] that until after the fact. And it was a shocker. You have to be more aware of your surroundings. Now it s just time for me to put on my grown-up pants and start being more mature. Love Conquers All Lochte is sitting at a makeshift lunch table in a JCC room typically reserved for child care. There s a break in the action while the crew prepares for the next concept an office situation that has Lochte lightly reprimanding his fianc e for breaking a phantom company s dress code. No more teeny tiny dresses he will say after which Reid thanks Mr. Lochte for the second chance. If there s a silver lining in the clouds that formed over his 2016 it s Lochte s relationship with Reid which started last January. The two had exchanged pleasantries on the dating app Tinder but didn t meet until literally running into one another in a VIP room at Bootsy Bellows the 1960s art deco-inspired nightclub in West Hollywood California co-owned by David Arquette. We both did a double-take and then we reached out and held hands--like we didn t want to let go of the moment says Lochte who has ties to Fort Lauderdale through his agent Jeffrey Ostrow. It sounds like something out of a movie but it really happened that way says Reid 25 a model who was Playboy s Playmate of the Month in July 2015. We hung out the next day and talked for hours. I didn t date athletes they have that reputation as party boys and players. So I thought he wouldn t be my type. Until I met him. He was 100-percent different than I assumed he would be. Reid found Lochte to be surprisingly sensitive endearing and fiercely loyal. He cares so much about the people he loves she says. He ll do anything for them. From the beginning both spoke about being ready to settle down and start a family. Lochte invited her to spend time with him on weekends during his pre-Olympic training. And then both flew to Rio--Reid to be with her boyfriend and do some work for a bikini company Lochte ultimately to claim his sixth Olympic gold as part of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay team. When trouble began for Lochte and swimming teammates Gunnar Bentz Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen following a night of drinking that bled into the morning of Aug. 14--including an initial allegation by Lochte that the group had been robbed at gunpoint by men with police badges and on the flip side claims from Brazilian authorities that the swimmers had vandalized an advertising sign and urinated in public--Reid stood by her man. When Lochte started to feel like the most hated person ever after admitting that he exaggerated the initial story Reid implored him to keep his head up and stay positive. When someone you love goes through something you go through it too Reid says. That was the hardest thing seeing him so down. I kept him off social media every time he picked up his phone I would take it away. I didn t want him reading that stuff and having it get into his head. I didn t want all the good things he s done in life to be forgotten just because he made one mistake. I knew if I was going to lose her it was going to happen after Rio Lochte says. But she was there by my side the entire time. I knew then that I had to hold onto her forever. 34 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I finish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. In the months that followed a USA Today Sports investigation of official reports and surveillance footage concluded that the framework of what Lochte said was true. The swimmers were detained at a gas station by an armed security guard who flashed a badge they were held at gunpoint by guards and forced to pay money for damaging a sign. A Brazilian judge also told the newspaper that the actions of the guards that night may have been illegal. The longest break I ve ever taken from the pool in all those years was maybe a month Lochte says. Especially for an athlete you re beating up your body. It takes a toll. It got to the point about a year before the Olympics where I was just drained. I didn t want to swim. I wasn t happy. But it was an Olympic year so I couldn t just give up. It s no surprise then that he s made peace with the 10-month suspension that will cost him an opportunity to compete at this summer s World Championship meet in Budapest. The break he says came at the right time in his life. He proposed to Kayla following a helicopter ride to the top of a canyon in Malibu where he had a table with Champagne flowers and chocolate strawberries waiting. He s ready to be a father (the couple will marry after Reid gives birth). He s working to put Rio into perspective. And he s gradually rediscovering his passion for the pool. It s a process that started of all places during his time last fall on ABC s Dancing With the Stars a two-month stint that began with antiLochte protestors rushing the stage after his first performance. The one thing I learned about myself from that show was that no matter how hard someone knocks me down I can keep getting back up Lochte says. There were certain points especially in the beginning of the show where I had reached the lowest point of my entire life. I didn t want to go out. I went to bed and didn t care if I ever woke up. I was depressed. I was sad. I was hurt. And I was embarrassed. But I kept coming back to the dance floor and stepping into that limelight. And I kept fighting. I m so glad I did. I m such a better person now than what I was heading into that show. So yes I am coming back. I m not done swimming yet. There s so much more I want to accomplish I won t stop until I finish those goals. And when I return from this break I ll come back a better athlete than I ve ever been. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 Sink or Swim For the past 24 years Lochte says swimming has been everything in his life. Since qualifying for his first Summer Olympics in 2004 the University of Florida graduate has trained nonstop for a steady run of major competitions amassing 90 combined medals (54 of them gold) in various international championships. 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The play that Robert De Niro called the greatest one-man show he had ever seen during its off-Broadway run in the late 1980s became a 1993 film that co-starred Palminteri (who wrote the screenplay) as Sonny as well as De Niro who played Lorenzo and made his directorial debut. Ten years ago the Bronx-born Palminteri revisited the one-man show including a hit run on Broadway followed by a national tour. Today A Bronx Tale is back on Broadway--this time as a popular musical at the Longacre Theatre. Though fans know him for his film work in The Usual Suspects Analyze This Bullets Over Broadway and recently for his guest-starring turns on TV s Modern Family the 64-year-old Palminteri says A Bronx Tale holds a special place for him. I still love doing the one-man show he says. I just can t perform it in New York now because I d be competing against myself. However he will be performing it later this month at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Palminteri spoke to Lifestyle about the story that launched his career. bottle. I wrote this story from my heart. Did I know all of this was going to happen Of course not. The amazing thing is that it s not just a hit here in the States. It s a huge hit in Europe and--you won t believe this--Japan. They love it there. I even licensed it for a person to do it in French and perform it in Paris. The people who come to see it range [in age] from 12 to 90. I see a lot of parents bringing their children. I think that s because the essence of A Bronx Tale speaks to the choices you make and how that will shape your life forever. What is our fascination with stories that involve the mob The essence of every great story is good and evil so it s weird how a guy in the mob can be a stone-cold killer one minute but then he s like Did my daughter get home from school yet He s suddenly this caring father. At the same time he also can be funny. And vulnerable. It s like a different code and that s what fascinates us. Anything can happen at any moment. Think about it. If you were friends with the president you d feel special Wow I have the president s ear. In a small neighborhood you might have the mob boss s ear. The boss likes you. He gives you things. He treats you differently. It s intoxicating in a way. That s also the danger. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. A Bronx Tale has all these themes. Sonny lived by the sword. And in the end he got killed by the son of the man that he killed. There is a price that you pay. But yes people can t get enough of it. As the legend goes you started writing A Bronx Tale after being fired as a doorman. Were you at a point in the 1980s when you considered giving up on a career as an actor I wasn t sure whether to go back to New York or stay in Los Angeles so that was on my mind. But I was never going to give up. I thought If they won t give me a great part then I ll write one myself. And then I ll do a one-man show. This way they have to notice me. I always thought about the killing that I saw as a kid (which became a plot point in the play) and my relationship with the wise guys I thought about my father always telling me to do the right thing. It felt like that would make a good story. You ve always seemed to embrace the tough-guy character. Did you ever have issues with being typecast I don t worry about being typecast. I ve been in about 60 movies and I ve played a lot of different parts. It s just that the more iconic ones are the wise guys. As long as they re three-dimensional characters I m fine. I wouldn t play a wise guy who was a buffoon or just a thug. In Bullets Cheech was a genius playwright along with being a killer. Sonny in A Bronx Tale was a made guy but he was also funny and knowledgeable and well-read. If there s something that s unique to that character I ll play it. Did your father have a chance see the play and the movie When you started writing the play did the message come out of the characters or did you start with a core message that you wanted to develop I started out just writing my story. My father is the one who said Don t waste your life. The unique thing is that Sonny had the same message for me as my father. Sonny knew what the streets could do to a person. This is me looking back at it as an older man now but I think I was Sonny s penance in life. If he could do one good thing he wanted to keep me straight. He liked me. He knew I would never rat on him. He also saw I wasn t a bad kid I talked about writing and acting I read books. I was a gentle soul and he knew I was different. My dad passed away about seven years ago at age 90. My mom is still alive she s 97 now. My father loved the play. He loved the movie. He was there when I was nominated for an Academy Award (best supporting actor for the 1994 Woody Allen film Bullets Over Broadway ). So he saw all my success. He always used to say to me Well son you didn t waste your talent. 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I get it from a guy s perspective says the co-owner of Green Bar & Kitchen who has designed the menu at his Fort Lauderdale plant-based restaurant to satisfy those who need meat and sustenance. How have Grippo and co-owner Elena Pezzo found a way to serve healthy food without sacrificing flavor Grippo has no problem spilling the beans. I think about the foods that I love and then I [figure out how to] go about making them vegan he says. How can I mimic this particular dish to the point where you re not going to even know the difference One of the items recently introduced is Grippo s version of the hush puppy a side dish created with pulp leftover from the juicing machine it s made with carrots beets apples and flax and then it s flash fried. It also satisfies Green Bar s no waste mission. When you hear the word vegan it comes with this rebellious animal saving activist type of political twist Grippo says. Being plant-based takes the militant out of veganism. The husband and wife started serving their plant-based cuisine out of a food truck in 2010. Pezzo says they decided to open the restaurant after the mobile version Zenergy developed so many groupies that we realized we needed a brick-andmortar location. They found their nirvana on Southeast 17th Street in a nondescript strip mall. It s been a fun ride mostly filled with trial and error Grippo says. He focuses on the flavor profile and the food while she works with the staff and customers and creating a community. Their outdoor patio a casual setting with a large Buddha fountain as the centerpiece also is the place for Saturday empowerment workshops which Pezzo hosts guest speakers open-mic nights and photography classes. Grippo and Pezzo grew up together in New York but became a couple after a family tragedy. It s how the business was born too. In 2011 Pezzo s brother Anthony 47 at the time suffered a stroke. Doctors told us he wouldn t be able to see hear or speak Pezzo says. The medical recommendation to the family was to stop life support. I decided if I had to dedicate the rest of my life to being his caretaker I would. She remembered a lecture she attended in which Barry Sears author of the diet book The Zone talked about using fish oil as an anti-inflammatory. She started giving Anthony massive amounts. She also rubbed coconut oil on his head and feet gave him cold-pressed juices and played motivational music-- the theme from Rocky was a staple. She also prayed that if her brother got better she would dedicate the rest of her life to teaching people about the power of nutrition. Five months after Anthony s stroke he came out of his coma and has recovered. Now hitting its four-year mark Green Bar & Kitchen has a winning formula too. Its popular GBK Deluxe Burger is made with brown rice quinoa chick peas and sunflower seeds among other ingredients. It added a commissary location on Galt Ocean Mile where its vegan baker and vegan butcher prepare foods for the main restaurant and where they host small private dinners. And coming soon a CocoWhip machine which will produce a vegan gluten and dairy-free soft serve ice cream. It s not Dairy Queen but it s close Pezzo says. For people who want to be sugar-free it s great. We re only the second location in South Florida to have it. It also is Grippo says amping up retail with more grab-andgo items so people can enjoy the flavors of Green Bar & Kitchen at home. Our food is nourishing Pezzo says. It s comfort food. And we ve created a community. When people leave here they feel good. Roasted bowl LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 47 t h edish BY CLARISSA BUCH It s hard to imagine a better time of year weatherwise to end the weekend with brunch alfresco. All the more reason to visit the Matador Room the signature restaurant inside the Miami Beach Edition that recently started Saturday and Sunday brunch at its poolside and oceanfront terrace. Curated by Michelin-star chef JeanGeorges Vongerichten along with Top Chef winner and executive chef Jeremy Ford the offerings add Latin and Caribbean flavor to many traditional brunch plates. Highlights include huevos rancheros drizzled with fire-roasted salsa and coconut pancakes with grapefruit and lavender maple syrup. Make sure to wash it down with a bubbly ros sangria with fresh berries. (2901 Collins Ave. 786.257.4600) BRUNCH AT THE MATADOR Catch the Guys in Davie The Americanized gyro-and-falafel grub that s a staple in New York City has arrived in Davie thanks to The Halal Guys. The restaurant which has developed a cult-like following since its 1990 opening in Manhattan plans for more than 450 spots across the country. Menu highlights include gyros falafel bowls and wraps and hummus and baklava as a side. Make sure to ask for an extra helping of the brand s secret white sauce adding an extra oomph to the Guys signature offerings. (2268 S. University Drive 954.947.1817) 48 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Inspired by some of 2017 s trendiest foods Los Angeles-based K Ramen Burger Beer is open inside the Townhouse Hotel. Tucked away inside the basement of the South Beach property owned by SBE Hospitality the restaurant makes chef-driven dining approachable. With a Japanese and American twist K Ramen is known among other dishes for its spicy tuna poke bowl lobster ramen soaked in kimchee butter broth and a mighty double-decker hamburger infused with the restaurant s own zesty cream sauce. Most dishes on the menu which are enough for two to share cost between 10 and 15 giving diners South Beach fare without a hefty price tag. (150 20th St. 305.534.7895) L.A. Story in Miami THE BIG EASY COMES TO POMPANO Zak Attack at Whole Foods The fourth annual South Florida Crawfish Festival slated for April 1 2 at Pompano Beach Amphitheater Field promises two days of New Orleans -inspired treats--including a monster crawfish boil a Gumbo Rumble competition Mardi Gras-style activities and music from Louisiana-based bands like Raw Oyster Cult. CrawDebauchery hosts the event which draws several local food vendors (Catfish Deweys and The Royal Pig Pub & Kitchen both in Fort Lauderdale to name a few). Swing dancers are encouraged to take to the hardwood Zydeco dance floor next to one of the music stages. Visit for more info. Snag baked goods from South Florida s favorite artisanal baker without a drive to Miami. Zak Stern who runs the popular Zak the Baker (as well as a newly opened caf deli) is offering an assortment of fresh-baked breads inside Whole Foods Market bakery departments throughout the tri-country region. Expect an array of offerings including country wheat Jewish rye multigrain cranberry walnut and olive zataar as well as artisan baguettes all priced around 6 a selection. Also a specialty babka will be available exclusively at the South Florida stores. The partnership marks the only opportunity to snag ZTB bread outside of Stern s Wynwood outpost. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 49 Relax Unwind Indulge HAPPY HOUR BRUNCH - 50 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM 3033 NE 32nd Ave Fort Lauderdale 954.566.2855 icilian O V E N BEST WOOD FIRED PIZZA Now Open In Plantation In the Fountains Plaza Coming Soon to Fort Lauderdale North side of Baview and Oakland Park LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 MARCH 2017 ARCH 51 52 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM Go to the best. CODE Life17 70 years. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 800.NEW.ROOF (639.7663) WWW.LATITE.COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 53 NEWS & EVENTS MARCH 2017 A C C E S S L I F E S T Y L E CELEBRATION GALA FOR ACS The American Cancer Society will host the Celebration Gala (formerly the Birthday Ball) on April 22 at the Harbor Beach Marriott. The event will be chaired by Lifestyle Media Group s Lori Castle with honorary chairs Michelle & David Mintz and honoree George Taylor. Dale McClean in-arena host for the Miami Heat will serve as host along with WPLG s Kristi Krueger. Guests will enjoy dinner dancing auction items and live entertainment. Tickets are 300 per person. Sponsorships auction items and program advertising is available. For more info contact Alicia DeLuca at alicia.deluca call 954.200.7520 or visit FANCY JEANS PARTY After losing her only child to cancer Sandra Muvdi created the Jessica June Children s Cancer Foundation in 2004 to assist children and their families dealing with the impact of pediatric cancer. The foundation s signature event Fancy Jeans Party sponsored by Steve Savor is set for April 1 at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale. The sixth annual affair will feature live entertainment a Best Dressed Fancy Jeans contest raffle and silent auction. This year s honoree is 11-year-old Veronica Avila a survivor of bone cancer her wish is for Ellen DeGeneres to be her celebrity date at the event. General admission is 100 VIP tickets are 200 in advance. Visit or call 954.712.6322. COMMUNITY UNITY COCKTAIL PARTY The Jewish Federation of Broward County Eastside Division is partnering with the Lauderdale Yacht Club to host its largest event of the year. The Community Unity party scheduled for March 9 welcomes Jewish community leaders young professionals couples business leaders yacht club members and dignitaries who live and or work in east Fort Lauderdale. This marks the first-ever Jewish Federation event at Lauderdale Yacht Club. Mayor Jack Seiler will attend to mark Jewish Federation Day in Fort Lauderdale. For more information contact Alona Geysman at 954.252.6945 or ageysman MODS WINE SPIRITS AND CULINARY EVENT The Museum of Discovery and Science will host its 22nd annual Wine Spirits and Culinary Celebration on April 7. This year s co-chairs include Sal Ferradas of presenting sponsor Bank of America Elliott Flynn of Meehan Financial Group and John Magee of Southern Glazer s Wine & Spirits. More than 1 500 guests are expected to attend an event that features tastings from South Florida s leading restaurants and wines and spirits from beverage sponsor Southern Glazer s Wine & Spirits. 54 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 55 who what wear Micki Scavone general manager for Carr Workplaces is wearing a Jovani gown and Prada heels. Ali Waldman Michelle Simon David Simon attorney at Aleida Ors publisher at Lifestyle VP investments at UBS Media Group is wearing a Waldman P.A. is wearing Financial Services is wearing a Burberry tuxedo Christian Siriano gown and a Balmain sequined dress and Jimmy Choo heels. Chanel earrings. Eton shirt Brioni tie and Barker Black shoes. Lisa Scott-Founds Ron Bergeron president and CEO of CEO of Bergeron Land Development is wearing Winterfest Inc. is wearing a a Robert Graham shirt a Zola Keller gown and Stuart Weitzman heels. Brian Wood All-American Gator jacket and Lucchese boots. 56 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM SEMINOLE HARD ROCK WINTERFEST BALL THE GREATEST SHOW ON H2O THE ANNUAL WINTERFEST SPECTACULAR KICKED OFF WITH AN ELEGANT BLACK-TIE AFFAIR AT HARD ROCK LIVE THAT INCLUDED CABARET -THEMED DECOR AND PERFORMANCES. GUESTS ENJOYED TAITTINGER CHAMPAGNE AND A HOST OF WINE AND SPIRITS FROM REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY--AS WELL AS SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS. Maureen Canada president of Nauti Dawg and Lighthouse Point Marina is wearing a Badgley Mischka gown and Charles Albert jewelry. Lee Rosbach Lily Pardo Lisa J. Learn Wendy Liebowitz Jennifer Becker of Bravo s Below Deck president of BKR Media branch manager for Fidelity plastic surgeon at Dr. Lisa public relations director at J. Learn Plastic Surgery is WSVN is wearing a Herve fame and captain of the Investments is wearing Consultants is wearing an Alyce Paris gown Rolex wearing a Jovani gown and Leger gown and Badgley Hard Rock Winterfest Boat a BCBG gown Stuart Parade is wearing a Calvin Mischka heels. Sam Edelman heels. Weitzman heels and Yves watch and Lulu Townsend Klein tuxedo and Johnston heels. Saint Laurent clutch. & Murphy shoes. LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 57 Photos by Downtown Dave S C E N E on site Grant Rook and Bob & Susan Drinon Melissa & KC Sentz Peter & Fran Woolf More than 800 guests spent an evening with South Florida chefs tasting their way through delicious creations paired with spirits wines and craft beers at the seventh annual JA World Uncorked Crafted culinary showcase presented by Breakthru Beverage Florida. Uncorked guests swirled sipped and savored to support education for Junior Achievement of South Florida s children. JA WORLD UNCORKED Ginny Miller Christine Speedy and Carol Molnar Marc Gruverman and The Captial Grille team Presented by the Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce this annual event features several local restaurants brewers and importers. Guests enjoyed a wine toss and feasted on the delicious fare. The money raised is used by the Chamber to support the LHP Fire Alexa Lanier and Thais Boucher Ken Gruneisen and Diane Mazer TASTE OF LIGHTHOUSE POINT Eddie & Julie Wheeler Frank Jichetti and Charlie Spalma Roger & Suzy Zahn 58 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM eg R r st i a ion t ow N O en p Engaging Activities n Hands O g Learnin Register at Camp Camp begins in June. Open to students ages 8-13. Leadership positions are also available. JA WORLD HUIZENGA CENTER AT BROWARD COLLEGE 1130 COCONUT CREEK BLVD COCONUT CREEK FL 33066 JASOUTHFLORIDA.ORG CAMP LMGFL.COM MARCH 2017 59 954-979-7100 SUMMER CAMP er are C tion lora Exp Build ing R elati onsh ips Great Selection of New Vehicles Arriving Daily 954.943.6700 909 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach Between Commercial and Atlantic Boulevards 60 MARCH 2017 LMGFL.COM