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Kim Bokamper tackles the restaurant business BO S WORLD EMPOWER IN STYLE Handbags & advocacy WELCOME TO A PRIVILEGED LIFESTYLE NO AMOUNT OF MONEY CAN BUY ICON LAS OLAS is luxury liberated from the commitments of ownership and surrounded by breathtaking views. With signature dining at Etaru created by the co-founders of Zuma restaurants worldwide. Daily indulgences abound from the lavish fitness center and spa to the wine salon riverfront caf sky terrace two rooftop pools morning news caf and so much more. Step out onto vibrant Las Olas for nightlife fine dining and world-class retail all less than a mile from the beach. THE MOST LUXURIOUS ADDRESS ON LAS OLAS IS NOT FOR SALE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 1 BRs from 2 200 2 BRs from 3 200 3 BRs from 4 200 Call 954.371.2349 or visit Leasing Office - 590 East Las Olas Boulevard OPENING LATE SUMMER 2017 Developed by LOYCA Property Owner LLC a licensee of The Related Group. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 rental perfection 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 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM RIVA Nights. Live in luxury. With an indoor-outdoor carefree lifestyle. 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Accredited Operating Facility AAAASF Model The Mark of Distinction In Cosmetic Plastic Surgery 6 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 7 3304 NE 33RD STREET FORT LAUDERDALE FL 954.726.0899 8 W W W . P E R L A L I C H I . C O M JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM FL ID 1727 FL IB 26001492 LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 9 10 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM It s only natural to discover the Galapagos with Celebrity. We treat modern explorers to all-inclusive vacations--with dining beverages shore excursions and more--aboard three stunning ships on six unique itineraries. In these fascinating islands you ll discover rare species and learn about them from certified local naturalists while we treat you to all the creature comforts. Visit galapagos call one of our Galapagos Specialists at 1-888-751-9303 or contact your travel agent. 2017 Celebrity Cruises. Ships registry Malta and Ecuador. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 11 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES FORMER MIAMI DOLPHINS GREAT KIM BOKAMPER CREATES A RESTAURANT EMPIRE. BO KNOWS BUSINESS 34 TWO BOCA WOMEN CONFRONT THEIR PAST EMPOWER OTHERS--AND DO IT ALL WITH A SENSE OF STYLE. TRUTH TO POWER 38 46 THE FOODIE PHYSICIAN OFFERS A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PRESCRIPTION. WHAT S UP DOC ALSO IN LIFESTYLE 14 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 44 54 56 68 70 EDITOR S LETTER CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS Q&A WITH PETER FRAMPTON YOUR TOWN NEWS & NOTES SKIN DEEP LIP SERVICE THE LISTING BAR TALK NEW DRINKS AT STEAK 954 THE SPLURGE THE WAVE ON BAYSHORE CLOSE UP THE PRESSURE BUSTERS DAYTRIPPER HOLLYWOOD BEACH DINING SPOTLIGHT PARK & OCEAN WHAT S COOKING CHILL-N TREATS LIFESTYLE LIVE SCENE ON SITE Photography by James Woodley Location Bokamper s Sports Bar & Grill Fort Lauderdale In the June issue the job title and company for Devon Lifestyle Live. Mr. Fraser is the national director of sales marketing at NU World Title and can be reached at 954.445.3399. 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One of the go-to anecdotes from Shula s 26 years with the Dolphins involves a meeting with actor Don Johnson who attended practice one afternoon during the height of his Miami Vice fame in the mid-1980s. As the story goes the introduction went something like this Coach this is Don Johnson of Miami Vice. To which Shula replied Nice to meet you. You guys do a really great job. Shula had no clue that he was shaking hands with Detective Sonny Crockett the fictional TV icon of that era. He thought he had just met a member of the MetroDade Police Department. But what the author of the Perfect Season in 1972 lacked in pop culture knowledge he more than made up for with an old-school set of principles that transcended the field--and prepared many of his players for life after football. The 72 team alone boasts an impressive list of post-NFL vocations--state senator physician lawyer construction company owner titans of business and finance. Subsequent eras of Shula-coached Dolphins also would seize the day after hanging up the cleats. Most guys would say that Coach Shula had something to do with their post-career success says Kim Bokamper who played for the Dolphins from 1977 to 1985. The lessons he drilled into you are carry-overs to everything in life you do. Bokamper should know. The charter member of Miami s Killer B s defense of the early 1980s has enjoyed not one but two post-NFL success stories--a 25-year career in radio and television and his current run as a South Florida restaurateur with five sports-themed establishments to his name (and two new concepts set to debut by the end of 2017). However as you ll learn in this month s cover story the former linebacker defensive lineman has had more than just business on his mind the past several years. Our thanks to Bokamper for his time and candor. Enjoy the July issue. Chef Ben Robinson Master chef accomplished on both land and sea featured on Bravo s hit television series Below Deck. For private events private instructions and appearances visit ww w. c h e f be n r obi n son . com Kevin Kaminski Group Editor 14 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM SOUTH FLORIDA S PREMIER LIFESTYLE UNPARALLELED RESORT-STYLE LIVING FROM THE MID 300s TO 500s Artesia offers a resort lifestyle like no other. Beyond the gated entry the spectacular Villa Artesia Club welcomes you to a tropical world of recreation highlighted by refreshing freeform swimming pools fitness center arts and craft room billiards room luxurious spa and more. All in a celebrated location convenient to Sawgrass Mills BB&T Center and great schools. 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Federal Highway 954.946.2218 LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 17 c u lt u r a l highlights Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton When July 14 7 30 p.m. Where Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (1 Seminole Way Hollywood) Tickets Starting at 55 (not including service fees) Contact 800.745.3000 Frampton will be plugged in when he takes the stage at Hard Rock Live. Forty-one years after the release of a double album for the ages Peter Frampton still comes alive when he takes the stage BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN LILL GUITAR HERO D uring his first-ever acoustic tour last year legendary rocker Peter Frampton would turn to his writing partner Gordon Kennedy and quip So people pay so much a month to stream songs and we get how much To which Kennedy would reply Nothing. That exchange explains in part why Frampton joined other songwriters on Capitol Hill this spring in a lobbying effort aimed at updating an antiquated and overly regulated royalty system. Without the song there is no record--and there is no streaming says the 67-year-old who came to fame as a teenager in the late 1960s with British group The Herd followed by a two-year stint with Humble Pie before he went solo. The songwriter is the most important person in the scheme of things. When he s not fighting the good fight Frampton continues to do what he does best--perform live. The man who gave us Frampton Comes Alive the double album that spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard charts in 1976 is on tour this summer with his old friend Steve Miller including a show at Hard Rock Live on July 14. Frampton spoke to Lifestyle about his career--and about his trip to D.C. 18 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Your career first took off during perhaps the greatest era in rock history. Why did England especially produce so many iconic bands and performers in the 1960s I was born five years after the end of World War II. I think that my parents and other baby boomer parents felt that they had part of their lives taken away from them. Especially those in Europe. They never wanted their children to have that lack of freedom. That s my theory on why so many mainly English children furthered their artistic dalliances which turned into careers. We were free--and the kids are all right as Pete Townshend said. With live that s it. All the mistakes are included. It s that living-on-the-edge thing that I most enjoy. Wherever you put the needle down on Comes Alive it makes you want to smile. You can feel the something extra. are you playing the guitar as well as ever After a year of touring maybe you don t want to see the guitar for a couple of days. But the passion I have for playing the guitar reignites every time I look at the damn thing. I still study by listening to any player I can--but mainly I steal from the greats. Django Reinhardt is one. The first time my dad put on jazz music by Hot Club de France [featuring Reinhart and violinist St phane Grappelli] I couldn t get out of that room fast enough. Where was the electric guitar But as the months passed I stayed longer when my father put on Django. And then I never left. I ll never have his full dexterity--even though I have more fingers than he did. [Editor s note Two of the jazz guitarist s fingers on his left hand were paralyzed after being severely burned in a fire.] He was so good and so melodic in his choice of notes. I figure if you choose someone who s just out of reach then at least you ll get something from it. You and David Bowie went to Bromley Technical School as teens--is it true that you played guitars together at lunch Yes we did. My father was the head of the art department which was huge at this technical high school. I d seen David play in a band before attending the school so I knew who he was. We would bring our guitars to school and jam on the art block stairs. I don t think it was very good. We were probably learning Eddie Cochran songs at the time. But it was such fun. You ve credited Bowie for reviving your career in 1987 by bringing you out on his Glass Spider tour. What did you discover about yourself that had been missing since that crazy period after Frampton Comes Alive I think it was a wonderful gift that David gave me. He knew me as the guitar player. And as the musician. He could see what went on in the pinup days of post Comes Alive. Giving me that opportunity helped me to realize that first and foremost I m the guitar player. Singer Songwriter Yes. But if I could only do one of them I m essentially a guitar player. He took me around the world and reintroduced me as that. Which was phenomenal. I would never again go against my gut instinct. This is what I m supposed to be on stage. I could never thank David enough for that. Last year was the 40th anniversary of frampton Comes Alive. What do you think the live versions of those songs tapped into that your solo studio albums didn t I don t know why it became so successful. The only thing I can say is that when I play live there s something extra that I bring to the stage--something that s not in the studio. I think it s the fact that I enjoy what I m doing so much. There s nothing like being uninhibited on stage. There s only one take. In the studio you can pour your heart out on a vocal or guitar solo and then look up at the end and [the engineer goes] OK let s try another one. And you re like Wait a second I thought that was really good. The passion I have for playing the guitar reignites every time I look at the damn thing. regarding the royalty system and your trip to d.c. What should people know about why current regulations are antiquated If I give you one piece of information it will let you know why we had so many congressmen with their jaws dropping. I had 56 million streams on Pandora for Baby I Love Your Way --and what I received as the songwriter was 3 000. In the days of albums cassettes CDs--all these hardware forms of listening that you had to buy--the performing artist and writer got more of their due. But it s changed so drastically. Everything is going the streaming way. If this continues and we don t get what we re supposed to get then why would anyone want to choose songwriting for a career How do you reconcile the financial part with the fact that streaming is how people access new music--and classic songs I don t mind them accessing music that way--as long as these wonderful congressmen we went to see help to make things more even and increase the rate. Songwriting is the only small business that s 70 percent controlled by the government. We would like that changed. We want it out of the courts and into an arbitrary situation where the songwriters are paid fair market price. That s the big fight. You were 16 when you joined The Herd. What kind of advice would you give to today s pop stars who find success at a young age Make sure you have a good business manager--and a great lawyer. 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Labneh a Greek-style yogurt cheese from the Middle East is the foundation for most of the restaurant s dishes some of which are made savory with vegetables and spices or sweet with fruit and honey. Chilled soups mixedgreen bowls empanadas sandwiches and juices round out the healthy protein-packed menu. 2. If By Sea Why hail a ride on land when you can set sail in Fort Lauderdale on a Water Taxi Better still check out the city s cultural sites in the process. Through Oct. 29 locals and visitors alike can do just that as part of a Waterful Way to Explore Fort Lauderdale The District s Waterful Tours which stops at the Historic Stranahan House Museum History Museum Fort Lauderdale and NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Prices start at 38 for adults and 20 for children older than 6. Book at Waterfultours. 3. Superheroes Unite Geek out at Florida Supercon the largest comic convention in South Florida July 2730 at Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Dress to impress for costume contests snap a photo with celebrity guests watch films and shorts listen in on writers and artists panels show off your video game skills and more. 4. C mon Get Happy A Fort Lauderdale spot is making happy hour happier. Coco Asian Bistro & Bar (1841 Cordova Road) is chopping 40 percent off much of its menu this summer (daily 3 to 6 p.m.). The deal includes lobster fried rice served in a whole pineapple wrapped wahoo and Thai-style octopus ceviche--everything except sushi boats uni and toro. Top it off with half-priced wine and select martinis. 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The resort-style saline pool for example is heated and features a separate hot tub the master suite features two walk-in closets and a night kitchen with refrigerator and wet bar the gourmet kitchen boasts 42-inch cherry cabinetry and state-of-the-art stainless-steel appliances the den library includes extensive built-in shelving and a downstairs custom wet bar has a SubZero wine refrigerator that can store 78 bottles. Living areas are bright and airy with high ceilings neutral d cor and marble flooring. Lush landscaping and a colorful garden add to the outdoor splendor of this neighborhood oasis. Listing price 1.25 million Agent contact Dave Magua EWM Realty International Weston Town Center office 754.581.5077 24 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Kitchens Baths Remodeling & Design Services Plumbing Fixtures Flooring Tile Cabinetry Decorative Hardware Appliances Outdoor Kitchens Lighting Home Accessories KITCHEN BATH HOME OUTDOOR LIVING Now.... Two amazing showrooms to serve you. Allied Design Center & Gourmet Appliances 3484 NE 12th Ave. Downtown Oakland Park 954.556.3751 Allied Kitchen & Bath Showroom 616 W Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.564.1611 Licensed and Insured General Contractor Lic. Number 85CGC1225CX LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 25 B A R talk When Life Hands You Armagnac ... A FORT LAUDERDALE STEAK HOUSE EMBRACES BRUNCH IN THE NAME OF COCKTAILS Simeon Humphreys always has enjoyed working the brunch shift. A veteran of the fine-dining scene the Steak 954 bar manager appreciates the slower more-relaxed atmosphere on Sundays between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. He channeled that energy when creating the beachfront steak house s first brunch cocktail menu which debuted this spring. They re easy to drink he says of the seven specialty cocktails. I think about the stifling-hot summers we endure. The committed brunch person will still enjoy a cocktail even if they re sitting in 98-degree weather. I wanted something that would be comfortable and go with that environment. Eschewing mimosas and the like Humphreys arrived at his menu with a deep regard for fresh ingredients making use of fruit herbs spices and intriguing bitters. He says he s most proud of Le Japonais (pictured) an Armagnac-based cocktail that s a byproduct of a delivery error. I received a case of Armagnac by mistake he explains. What am I going to do with 12 bottles of Armagnac right Humphreys researched drinks he could make with the French brandy which is earthier than its counterpart cognac. He decided on a reinterpretation of the Japanese Cocktail which is a little sweet so I wanted to make it more refined. To do so Humphreys replaced the base spirit with 2 ounces of Armagnac and added a half-ounce of orgeat an almond syrup. He peppers four healthy dashes of Angostura bitters before it s stirred strained and poured into a coupe glass. It s topped with Veuve Clicquot Champagne and edible flowers. As with the dinner cocktail menu at Steak 954 (401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) the brunch cocktails have an adjective typed next to their names giving the guests a winking reference to the overall effect of the cocktail he says. Le Japonais was labeled indulgent. Just one of these is good enough he says. It s potent but a little sweet and rich. --ALYSSA FISHER Guests may wonder why the brunch cocktails aren t offered at dinner. Psst They are. If someone wants The Layover [Sailor Jerry spiced rum house cold-brewed coffee ginger lime] or a Thames Lemonade [Fords gin Dolin genepy basil fresh blackberries lemon bitters] they can order it Humphreys assures. SECRET MENU 26 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 27 T H E splurge Catch the Wave A luxury condominium project on Bayshore Drive rises to the occasion The lowdown North Beach Village joins the list of Broward communities introducing original luxury high-rise projects. Oak Tree Residential recently broke ground at The Wave on Bayshore an 11-story condo with 18 exclusive residences. The details The Wave features spacious twoand three-bedroom units that all come with oversized outdoor terraces. Residences will be wired for smart-home technology built with floorto-ceiling impact-resistant glass and equipped with Bosch appliances quartz countertops and European-designed cabinetry in the kitchen. Building amenities include a heated saltwater pool and indoor fitness center. Among the available residences are two-bedroom second-floor condos (one with a den third bedroom) that have sprawling wrap-around terraces--one of which is more than 3 500 square feet. The project is slated for completion during the fourth quarter of 2018. The prices Available units are listed between 1.1 million and 1.5 million. Contact Call Dan Teixeira with Douglas Elliman at 954.952.5990 or visit 28 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. 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She was a bona fide beauty queen Miss Universe 1992 and the first from Namibia to win the title. She was 19. He was born in Ipswich England but grew up in South Africa. In 1978 at age 20 he signed professionally with one of the world s best soccer teams Manchester United. He appeared in 375 matches during his nine-season career with Manchester and the team captured two Football Association Challenge Cups during his tenure. They met around the time that Michelle and Gary were hosting separate television shows during South Africa s run in the FIFA World Cup. It was 2010 when we officially became acquainted but we d worked at the same television station for years before that Gary says. They found that the characteristics they had individually developed to help them deal with the pressure of celebrity were similar. We re naturally positive people and I ve always questioned why Gary says. What is it that helped me be positive With her background as a public speaker and appearing on television and his comfort on the world stage as an athlete and as a TV sports announcer the two decided to start their own business in 2011--a motivational speaking program and workshop Success Under Pressure. (In 2010 Gary had co-written Succeed Under Pressure with Rakesh Sondhi who was a faculty member of Henley Business School at the University of Reading where Gary received his master s degree in business administration.) During my year as Miss Universe I had no idea that I was going to have to deal with the type of pressure I had to Michelle says. Traveling to two continents a week. Visiting three cities a day. Needing to deal with the media and the press at a very young age. Luckily I had techniques in my life to be able to deal with that. Gary not only had to follow in the footsteps of his father Roy Bailey a well-known goalkeeper for England s Ipswich Town but his professional career started when he took over for Alex Stepney a Manchester United mainstay for 12 years. The worst position ever is that of goalkeeper Gary says. Make one mistake and see how the world hates you. That s the pressure I had to learn to live with. If I didn t develop techniques to cope I would have never survived. The Success Under Pressure workshop uses what Gary and Michelle call the five GREAT principles-- Gratitude Reframing Energy Advancement and Team. We had developed these each in our own ways but when we got married we agreed that this is how we live our lives then we started to see medical science that backed it up Gary says. They had been using techniques that led to success under pressure but they didn t know there were hormones being released that were helping them to outperform others. Here s an example Michelle says. Well-chosen words whether you tell yourself something positive or someone else [tells you] produces oxytocin which is called the cuddle hormone. Practicing gratitude is more than having an Oprah moment they agree. It releases another positive hormone--dopamine which can result in being more optimistic. In order to move to the United States Gary applied for a green card on a special-skills visa. I put the whole soccer thing forward as a speaker and they said soccer in [the United States] is a growing sport. The moment we had the option to come here (A) we grabbed it and (B) we could pick anywhere in the States to live. We picked here. They immigrated in 2013 (the same year they were married) to Boca Raton a city that Gary had become familiar with after visiting often during various coaching expeditions. Helping people is in their DNA. Michelle founded the Michelle McLean Children s Trust the year she became Miss Universe when she declared My priority is with the children of Namibia. The Michelle McLean Primary School opened in South Africa in 2000. While they love motivating people they say their speaking business has personal perks. Our careers could have continued to take us in opposite directions. But we are getting older so we decided Wouldn t it be nice to travel together We ve seen more of the United States in three years than most Americans see in a lifetime Gary says. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 31 LIFESTYLE ADVICE SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION PLANTATION WALK BROWARD S BEST NEW DESTINATION COMING SOON The shopping hot spot of the 90 s known as the Plantation Fashion Mall sat vacant for years but it s now a thing of the past. The former Fashion Mall has been demolished to make way for the creation of a 21st century neighborhood Plantation Walk. The 350-million project infuses resort-level hospitality throughout a walkable seamlessly connected community of shopping dining entertainment living and working. It is the vision of mega- developer Arthur Falcone the man behind a number of world-class developments including upscale shopping and renowned restaurants. Soon Plantation Walk will bring residents everything they have been looking for in one place. You will be able to enjoy an afternoon with friends or a romantic evening at the hottest restaurant all of it right in your own backyard. Plantation Walk will have plenty of outdoor seating and green space making it a walkable destination with a downtown vibe. Plans for the 32-acre property include luxury rentals an office building and 200-thousand square feet of shops and restaurants. The LAUREN BERGER Account Director at BoardroomPR Fort Lauderdale 33322 954.370.8999 1776 N. Pine Island Road Suite 320 Miami Worldcenter. Falcone says this is exactly what this area of Broward County has been waiting for. The name Plantation Walk describes what this will be a walkable enjoyable hotspot unique to Plantation and South Florida said Falcone CEO and Managing Principal of Encore Capital Management whose affiliate acquired the property in 2015. This is a game-changer for the city and region. Once people arrive whether to work shop or live they ll have little reason to leave. For years Broward residents have been forced to head east to find Rise will house 700 luxury rental apartments perfect for those wanting to live work and play in the heart of Plantation. An existing Class A office building is being fully renovated and will offer 160-thousand square feet of office space. An extra plus for business owners will be the Sheraton Hotel on the property which is currently undergoing renovations. Work on the project is already underway. Fantastic food shops and entertainment will soon be available to all. 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LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 33 Bo Knows Business BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES WOODLEY Dolphins great Kim Bokamper makes a name for himself in the restaurant world T wo years ago Kim Bokamper was sitting with a small group of high school students before an event on the west coast of Florida. The students each of whom would receive a college scholarship that night from the host charity were given time prior to the ceremony to chat with the former Miami Dolphins defensive standout and another retired professional athlete. Two other explayers were supposed to be there but hadn t shown. One of the scholarship recipients turned to the man who played his nine-year NFL career under head coach Don Shula and asked him what he felt was the key to being successful. I said This is going to sound really simple to you but I believe it Be on time Bokamper recalls. If you show up late for me you re telling me that your time is more valuable than my time. And I don t agree with that. Fifteen minutes later in walks the other two guys. For me that was the snapshot. Two guys are early both he and I are successful in our post-career businesses. Two guys walk in late neither had a job and both were struggling financially and personally. My father was career Navy. My brother was career Navy. You combine growing up in a Navy household and being coached by Don Shula If you learn nothing else it s to be on time. From his seat in the back room at Bokamper s Sports Bar & Grill in Plantation--one of seven South Florida restaurants that will bear his name by the end of 2017--it s evident that Bo has learned about more than just punctuality since calling it an NFL career at the end of the 1985 season. What s not as evident at least to those outside his inner circle is the heartache that Bokamper has shouldered over the past three years even as his restaurant group PDKN Holdings (which he owns with partners Patrick Kavanagh Damon DeSantis and Noel Cullen) has flourished. In February 2014 Colleen Bokamper s wife of 33 years and mother to adult daughters Kourtney and Kimberly died after a lengthy battle with colon cancer. She was 57. Every time I walk into this Plantation restaurant I think of her says Bokamper of the first Sports Bar & Grill which opened in 2008. We re a Plantation family we ve lived in the same house for 30 years. We both spent so much time here. We d come in and she would run into 20 people that she knew. She loved that. ... Until [cancer] touches you it s hard to understand the magnitude. 34 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Bokamper at his Sports Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 35 As much as there s no looking back in terms of where his burgeoning restaurant empire is going it s clear in speaking with Bokamper that the past in many ways can t help but inform his present. Starting From Scratch The funny thing about being in the NFL is that you re making a lot of money relative to whatever era you played in Bokamper says. Meanwhile your contemporaries have graduated college worked a few jobs and have found their niche. By the time I retired at 31 they were just starting to make their ascent. I came out of football behind the curve as far as that s concerned. I needed to catch up. The 6-foot-6 defensive lineman linebacker--who still looks fit enough to take down a quarterback or two at age 62--had a plan. He would spend the rest of the 1980s learning how to work in the 9-to-5 world. Bokamper took a job with the golf cart company E-Z-Go where he became a top salesman he bought and sold an Interstate Batteries distributorship and for a spell he sold municipal bonds and managed portfolios. Along the way he accumulated golden nuggets about running a business customer service and managing people and finances. Still when South Florida radio station WIOD asked him to do a Dolphins pregame show in 1990 an invitation that eventually led to his own show Bokamper saw an opportunity to bank on the one thing he knew better than anyone else. The constant during those years in business involved inventory he says. I had to have batteries to sell. Golf carts to sell. Bonds to sell. And there was a frustration level at times when the inventory wasn t available. If the factory for example was backordered and wasn t producing enough of the batteries I needed then I was losing sales. When I started doing radio I thought that there was one thing I could count on 100 percent. That s me. I know what I can do. I know how I m going to react. So I started to brand myself. I decided to become my inventory. 36 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Television would find Bokamper much the same way radio did. An invitation by CBS4 in Miami to analyze Dolphins games on its Sunday night wrap-up show opened the door to a lengthy run as the station s sports anchor before he retired in 2015. In all Bokamper would spend a combined 25 years as a radio and television broadcaster. By the time that P.J. [Kavanagh his PDKN partner] approached me about the restaurant business [in the late 2000s] all the things that I had done were coming together Bokamper says. My name was out there. I had built a brand on radio and TV. I did a lot of community service. So when the business presented itself the foundation was there. I just needed something to put on top of it. Food for Thought The local restaurant landscape is littered with failures including projects attached to some of the biggest names in South Florida sports (the Dolphins Dan Marino and former Miami Heat player Dwyane Wade among them). But the Shula years had seared something else into Bokamper beyond being prompt. We learned about [the benefits] of preparation first and foremost he says. So that when you step onto the playing field--or into that restaurant--you re ready to be successful. To that end Bokamper did his homework. He picked the brain of friend and former teammate Bob Brudzinski whose Bru s Room sports bars were popping up across the tri-county area. He and his partners researched ways to hedge their bets--which is why PDKN owns the land on which four of its five current restaurants sit. If all else fails Bokamper says you still have the real estate. As one would expect from a Shula disciple Bokamper and his partners also left no stone unturned when it came to the details that would distinguish the brand. There would be multiple bars state-of-the-art sound systems varied affordable and high-quality menu items and TVs as far as the eye could see. Not only that but they would be perfectly positioned. When we were building out the Plantation restaurant we hung up cardboard on the outside deck facing [Pine Island Road] where the TVs would be and then we drove by Bokamper says. We wanted them at just the right height so that cars couldn t miss them. Someone told us that [tens of thousands of cars] pass through that intersection. If that s the case our best advertisement would be the activity on that deck. Even as the brand has expanded to Naples and Estero on the west coast and Miramar and Fort Lauderdale on this coast Bokamper s maintains the neighborhood vibe for which it has become known. We had a woman whose son was a walk-on with Syracuse basketball a point guard Bokamper says. He didn t play much except for mop-up time. His mother started coming in. She didn t have the money to travel and see Syracuse in person so her only resource was to come into Bokamper s. We gave her a special seat every time Syracuse played later I got the son to sign a picture to hang on our wall. To be able to do those kinds of things for people that s special. As busy as he is with two new restaurant concepts--Bo s Beach House (a casual spot on Fort Lauderdale Beach) and a yet-to-be-named upscale restaurant on Las Olas (with small plates sophisticated fare high-end cocktails and even a sommelier)--Bokamper finds time to support local charities especially the Dolphins Cancer Challenge which raises research dollars for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Asked if focusing on the charity work and his business pursuits have helped him to deal with the loss of his wife Bokamper says yes and no. What affects me most ... is that I just wish [Colleen] was here to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Dolphins Stock Up or Down Bokamper weighs in on the state of the Miami Dolphins heading into the 2017 season. The past You look at the teams that are consistently great in the NFL and it all starts at the top. There s been so much turmoil at the top in the decades since [coach Don Shula]. Can t keep a coach. Can t keep a general manager. Ownership has changed. There s no patience today. If you don t get it done by the third year we re going to run your ass out of town--that s no way to build a foundation. The present I m as optimistic now as I ve ever been about the whole organization from [owner] Stephen Ross on down. The guys they re drafting are good people solid citizens well-spoken not cocky. That s consistent with the guys in the locker room now. There s been a major culture change in that building. And I think it s going to take hold. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 37 From left Laura Rachlin and Karen Hansen sporting Wren & Roch clutches shot on location at Waterstone Resort & Marina Boca Raton Truth to Power BY KEVIN KAMINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER Best friends and business partners Laura Rachlin and Karen Hansen confront their past and help others carry their courage--one handbag at a time 38 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM I Kindred Spirits t s hard to say for certain whether the confession alone redirected the future of their relationship. Whether the unburdening of one soul began to stir another. What is clear is that everything would change for Karen Hansen and Laura Rachlin. Eight years ago they were (and still are) successfully running a commercial interior design firm Boca Raton-based Inc. They were (and are) devoted to their children. They also were grappling with their respective pasts. How could either of them have known that sharing their darkest secrets would one day pave a healing road for other women to follow That candor would be cathartic on so many levels How could they see the empowering potential of a second business Wren & Roch one steeped in high fashion and an even-higher sense of purpose They couldn t. Not yet. All that anyone knew that day in 2009 was that Karen had called an impromptu office meeting. The 12 employees of who were like family to her gathered around a long conference table Karen sat at the far end. She explained that she needed to share something that wasn t work-related and invited anyone to leave who wasn t comfortable. Everyone stayed. She avoided direct eye contact as she began to verbalize what only a handful of people including Laura knew. Not even her mother who was in the room had heard the truth. Karen s daughter 14 at the time was the result of date rape. My skirt wasn t too short that night my clothes weren t too tight--and even if I were walking down the street naked it wouldn t have mattered Karen says of the incident that happened in 1994 shortly after she started college at Florida State University. I wasn t a willing participant. So why am I the one feeling ashamed Why do I have to come up with an answer every time someone asks about the father of my child Why is that on me I looked up and everyone s eyes were filled with tears. I thanked them for listening. It was the most liberating moment of my life. The sandbags had been lifted. Laura watched the scene unfold with great pride her friend had faced her demons. Little did anyone in the room know just how much the two friends had in common--or the demons Laura ultimately would confront. A psychic once told Laura and Karen that they knew each other in a past life--and that both were monks. This explains Karen says why they talk to each other so much We re trying to make up for lost time. But really how could they not be friends Both grew up in small Florida towns Laura in Cape Coral Karen in Leesburg. Both attended Florida State after first going to community college (although they never met at FSU). Both studied interior design. And both after college took jobs in Boca with small interior design firms. They spoke for the first time over the phone Laura s firm was looking to hire a designer and the owner gave her a stack of r sum s to review that included Karen s. Though that opportunity didn t bring them together the two finally met in person three months later during a cruise on the Intracoastal Waterway hosted by a wallcovering vendor. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 39 Special thanks to Miss Tress Hair Studio and Ivy Leez Luxe Makeup & Beauty Lounge Boca Raton Visit to learn more about the handbags--and for information regarding the issues about which Laura and Karen speak out. 40 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Failure was never an option Karen says. It was meant to be. We started chatting and were inseparable for like four hours says Karen 44. They studied together and passed the Council for Interior Design Qualification exam eventually they worked together at another Boca firm. One day after Karen felt her boss was questioning her work ethic as a single mom she walked into Laura s office and announced that she was ready to start her own business. You want to come she asked Laura. In 2001 with no clients and no safety net the FSU grads launched At the time Karen s daughter was in kindergarten Laura was six weeks pregnant with the first of her three children with her ex-husband. When they received the check following their first commercial project--designing the corporate offices for Claire s the jewelry and accessories boutique chain with a Florida headquarters in Pembroke Pines--both Karen and Laura cried. Karen had about 200 left in her bank account Laura says. Today is one of the region s most accomplished commercial interior design firms with a client list that includes more than 50 hospitals and healthcare facilities. Failure was never an option Karen says. It was meant to be. with me against my will As the years went by I felt like it was a part of my past. I was functioning. I was being a great mom. If I didn t draw attention to it I wouldn t have to deal with it. When Laura finally shared the intimate details of her own attack with Karen last year her friend and business partner had a different point of view. I remember sitting in her car when she told me Karen says. When you don t want to face something it s easier to justify it or make it logical somehow. But I told her Honey that s rape. Never again would Laura hide from the truth. She wasn t a victim. She was a survivor--in more ways than one. Maternal Instinct There s something brazen even defiant about the aptly named Street Smart line of luxury clutches at Wren & Roch the handbag and accessories business that Karen and Laura launched in October 2016. Perhaps it s the metal finger grip a play on brass knuckles that lends a touch of bad-ass to the Italian leather design made in New York City. Or maybe it s that those same qualities are so evident in Karen the first woman in her family to attend college. It was an opportunity that even an unexpected pregnancy wouldn t derail. She missed only two weeks of school after giving birth to her daughter graduating on time and making the dean s list. Was she panicked Of course. Did she consider telling the man who assaulted her Never. Did she consider aborting the baby She did. I was in such a state of shock that I almost regressed to childhood Karen says. So when my mom said I don t know how but it s going to work out I just followed her lead. Karen describes her daughter now 22 as an old soul. Intelligent. Mature. Nurturing. She was always my rock. She also knew from a young age about her birth father. I told my daughter when she was 6 and I know that shocks some people says Karen who also has a son now 9 with an ex-husband. But there were no handbooks on how to handle it. I did what made sense to me. I told her descriptively enough but also in a way that I felt was appropriate. Someone made me do something I didn t want Out of body out of Mind Last year Laura called her college roommate from a quartercentury ago and asked if the incident happened the way she remembered it. If she fought off her attacker a student and co-worker and burst into her roommate s bedroom completely naked. She worried that the trauma had affected her recollection even as memories of the night began to flood back in vivid detail. From the view on her bedroom floor after he forced himself on her she could see the walnut frame of her waterbed. The metal finish on her desk chair. She remembered the color of the carpet peach with brown speckles. For a long time I blocked that all out says Laura 42 of the incident in the early 1990s. Only my roommate and [her roommate s boyfriend] knew. Her boyfriend kicked the guy out. I didn t feel like I could call the police. What was I going to tell them That this guy who I went on a date with had sex LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 41 to do. I got pregnant and I had you and that was good. Over time it all pieced together for her. Breaking Free As much as the two friends always had wanted to design handbags Wren & Roch was destined to be more than just a style indulgence. And so it was from the beginning that a portion of their proceeds went to organizations that support survivors of sexual assault (It s On Us) the prevention of child sexual abuse (Lauren s Kids KidSafe Foundation) and victims of domestic violence (Safespace Foundation). It s that last connection that may be the bookend to Karen s confession in the conference room the window once clear that allowed Laura to see a complicated past with greater clarity. For the last 10 of the 18 years that she lived with her ex-husband Laura says he was abusive. It was verbal emotional and financial abuse. And it had gotten physical. He was very intimidating--and he had like 20 guns in the house. I feel like he thought he made me who I was so he owned me. It was a control thing. After the [interior design] company started having success he would try to keep me down. Really you re going to wear those shoes That dress You look like a hooker. He d take my credit cards and put them down the garbage disposal when we fought. Still Laura stayed. She was a mother to their children (two sons now 16 and 12 and a daughter now 8). And a fixer. She felt seeing how remorseful he was in between episodes that there was hope amid the rage. There wasn t. When the two traveled to Cape Coral for a wedding anniversary that coincided with Laura s 20th high school reunion a jealous outburst in the hotel room finally broke her spirit. She moved to Boynton Beach with the children and in October 2013 the divorce was final. A month later three days before Thanksgiving Laura s ex-husband killed himself with one of his guns. Striking a Chord Fashion would provide the business hook but advocacy would win the day. There was too much now for these warriors to share. They traveled to the White House in January for an It s On Us campaign to end sexual assault on college campuses. They went to the United Nations to fight for gender equality as part of the UN s Sustainable Development platform. They worked with a local lobbyist to make Florida a leader in sexual assault prevention and punishing sexual predators. They empowered and educated. Most important they held nothing back. It was their unspoken pact no more secrets. They went to the darkest places with honesty and dignity. What they didn t expect was that so many people would do the same. At an international men s march in April to raise sexual assault awareness at the University of Miami Karen and Laura shared their stories. Afterward a pre-med student approached them. She had been raped on campus by someone she knew. She went to the police but no charges were filed. When the young woman admitted that she was pondering her future at the university Karen and Laura implored her to finish what she started. Their message Don t let him take that from you too. We ve heard stories that keep me up at night Karen says. We heard about biological grandparents molesting their grandchildren. Women raped by cousins and neighbors. Girls getting pregnant by their father--you can t even imagine. Half the stories people would tell us You re the only ones I ve ever told outside of family. It s bad enough that we carried the burden of what happened to us but there are so many people not speaking out because they re embarrassed. They still feel it s their fault. If they re not going to say something for themselves we re going to speak out for them. continues to pay the bills but the two friends understand that Wren & Roch has opened a door that can t be closed. We have no doubt that this is what we re going to be dedicating the rest of our lives to doing Laura says. It s emotionally exhausting. But it s worth it when you know you make a difference in someone s life. 42 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM FULL SERVICE RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AUTOMATION BUSINESS Home Automation Home Theater Lighting Control 2700 Gateway Dr. Pompano Beach FL 33069 Ph. 954.363.2700 LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 43 D A Y tripper Here and below The Broadwalk Hollywood Beach One of Florida s iconic coastal stretches maintains its allure with a mix of old and new CRUISE THE COAST On the northern end of the 30-foot-wide Broadwalk give your feet a rest by renting a bike from the Bike Shack (101 N. Ocean Drive). Choose between low-lying banana bikes perfect for a relaxed ride or a limo where up to four can cycle together under a shaded canopy. Choose sea over land with a trip on a water taxi ( which begins at the Margaritaville resort and journeys through Hollywood Beach. W BY CLARISSA BUCH hen Joseph Wesley Young founded Hollywood Florida nearly a century ago he envisioned a coastal city that could rival California s glamorous counterpart. That vision included the Theater Under the Stars a three-sided wooden bandshell that was destroyed during the 1926 hurricane (and years later rebuilt). Construction during that era also included the Hollywood Beach Hotel and a pedestrian promenade the Hollywood Broadwalk that recalled Atlantic City s renowned boardwalk. Today people from all over the world 2.5-mile walking path. The area is home to new and venerable restaurants mammoth and quaint resorts beach bars boutique shops and much more. Through it all the small seaside town has managed to keep its charm. Here are a few reasons why. The bar at JWB inside Margaritaville SUNSET DINING The search for trendy dining in an otherwise quaint mom-and-pop South Florida neighborhood is easier than expected. There s JWB Prime Steak and Seafood (1111 N. Ocean Drive) inside Margaritaville an upscale spot that marries seafood and farm-to-table specialties with an extensive wine and cocktail list Hollywood Brewing Co. (290 N. Broadwalk) a craft brewery packed with Americanand European-style pours and fair-priced plates such as poached shrimp Vienna-style schnitzel and cake infused with an organic dark house-brewed beer and Giorgio s Bakery & Bistro (800 N. Ocean Drive) a waterfront restaurant featuring American and Greek dishes with an expansive bakery. In addition check out the recently opened Point Royal at The Diplomat Beach Resort with coastal America fare from celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Make a reservation 30 minutes before sunset at any of these restaurants and watch day turn into night with a cocktail in-hand and a few plates to share. 44 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Margaritaville Le Tub Saloon (1100 N. Ocean Drive) oozes Hollywood Beach s true essence casual friendly and an all-around good time. Located across the street from the Broadwalk the burger joint once named the country s best by GQ is a beach staple known for colossal hamburgers and ice-cold beer served in a nautical-designed environment. The wood-framed saloon whips up charbroiled patties slapped with thick cheese slices. The restaurant draws large crowds so plan to wait up to an hour for a table. But if you re a burger lover it s worth the delay. BURGERS AND BREWS A suite at The Diplomat STAY THE NIGHT It s hard to miss the 17-story mega-complex that now sits on Hollywood s beachside. Jimmy Buffett s Margaritaville (1111 N. Ocean Drive) is the area s latest resort destination. Offering an array of amenities the hotel features more than 300 rooms a full-service spa three pools and a custom-built FlowRider. Activities aside the expansive resort houses eight different food and beverage venues covering everything from Hollywood also is home to The Diplomat Beach Resort (3555 S. Ocean Drive) Broward County s largest hotel by room count. The property recently underwent a 100 million renovation--and now features 1 000 rooms and more than 10 restaurants and bars. BROWSE THE BROADWALK More than 30 boutique shops line Hollywood s Broadwalk giving visitors a chance to check out a variety of local artisan stores packed with luxury swimsuits accessories and classic souvenirs. Aqua Shop (1416 N. Broadwalk) sells women s beachwear including brightly colored one- and twopiece bathing suits as well as jewelry hats and beach bags. For a small keepsake visit Margaritaville Surf Shop (317 Johnson St.) or Wings (349 Johnson St.) a beach-shop chain that has been a staple of Hollywood Beach for years. Josh s Organic Garden (101 N. Ocean Drive) pops up on Sundays with locally sourced organic produce and a juice and smoothie bar. The outdoor bandshell JAM AT THE BANDSHELL The venerable outdoor bandshell now called the Hollywood Beach Theatre (and managed by Margaritaville) remains the area s epicenter. Musical acts from party rockers and reggae groups to tribute bands take the stage Wednesdays through Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit the Margaritaville website ( and click on the Entertainment link to see the performance schedule for July. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 45 KITCHEN-SIDE MANNER A local food blogger uses her medical and culinary expertise to promote healthy living BY ALYSSA FISHER Sonali Ruder 46 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Sonali Ruder s website The Foodie Physician E verything Sonali Ruder knew about cooking in 2007 came from watching television. Food Network is on 24 hours a day--ideal for a medical resident working awful hours in the emergency room. Before long what little free time she had was spent whipping up meals in her tiny New York City apartment and competing in cooking competitions. The term foodie is thrown around a lot these days but to Ruder a board-certified emergency medicine physician at Broward Health Coral Springs it s more than a hashtag on an artfully styled Instagram post--it s a way of life. I m pretty much obsessed with food she says laughing. I read every food magazine. I read blogs. I watch cooking shows. [My husband and I] go out to a lot of restaurants. In 2009 the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate enrolled in culinary school eager to go beyond her as-seen-on-TV cooking education and learn the fundamentals. That year somewhere between working in the emergency room during the day and attending the Institute of Culinary Education at night she started a food blog The Foodie Physician (thefoodiephysician. com) to share recipes with friends and family. Since then The Foodie Physician has evolved from a catalog of quick-yet-nutritious recipes for singletons and newlyweds to a resource for families about preventing disease through proper diet stocking a healthy kitchen and cooking with your children. Brainstorming and testing new recipes is perhaps her favorite part. It s one of the reasons I love cooking I love to express my creative side she says. When Ruder 41 was pregnant with her daughter Sienna (now 4) she had a lot of questions about what she should and shouldn t eat. Internet searches pulled up a lot of conflicting information so she did more thorough research on her own resulting in her 2015 book Natural Pregnancy Cookbook. While reading up on general nutrition and children s health she became concerned with the country s obesity epidemic and the rise of Type 2 diabetes in children. Her follow-up book Natural Baby Food details baby food recipes and tips on how to introduce flavors and instill healthy eating habits early. Her husband Peter who works in the emergency room at Broward Health Medical Center makes up the other half of The Foodie Physician. It s become a business she says almost like a full-time job--she has partnered with Whole Foods Market and Bob s Red Mills a company known for its whole-grain flour she s also become an ambassador for Siggi s Yogurt a brand that touts a lowsugar recipe and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. After their ER shifts Sonali and Peter work in their home on Las Olas Boulevard where they ve lived since 2012. I do all of the cooking and the food styling and he does a lot of the photography and almost all the social media she says. We re a team. Ruder says she doesn t believe in diets--healthy eating is a lifestyle. She suggests the following A SIMPLE PHILOSOPHY dense whole foods--foods as close to their natural state as possible such as fruits vegetables whole grains seafood nuts and seeds. Limit the amount of processed foods. Eat in moderation. Cook at home as often as possible. Enjoy delicious food For the Pickiest of Eaters There s a misconception that baby food has to be bland Ruder says. In a lot of parts of the world [parents] introduce spices and herbs at a young age she explains. A lot of them have health benefits too. The earlier parents introduce these flavors to their kids the more likely they will accept them and become better more adventurous eaters. She doesn t suggest giving cayenne pepper to a baby but you can add cinnamon to apple puree or throw thyme into a pumpkin puree. Ruder also advises against making meals for each member of the family. You should be getting your kids eating the same food as the rest of the family early on she says. It s less work for you and then it also teaches them healthy eating habits. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 47 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE W H O S W H O I N H E A L T H C A R E CHARLES A. MESSA III MD FACS BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON 2823 EXECUTIVE PARK DRIVE WESTON 33331 954.659.7760 E D U C A T I O N Undergraduate education at LaSalle University magna cum laude graduate and Rhodes Scholar nominee Doctor of Medicine degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine Resident and general surgery training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. C E R T I F I C A T I O N S American Board of Surgery The American Board of Plastic Surgery L O C A T I O N Charles A. Messa III 2823 Executive Park Drive Weston 33331 954.659.7760 Charles A. Messa III M.D. F.A.C.S. is a for over 20 years. During that time he and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Messa Dr. Messa has served as a consultant for Allergan Medical Breast Aesthetics numerous years. cosmetic enhancement of face breast and body Dr. Messa has from Allergan Medical and chairman status with Medicis and Mentor distinguished leaders in cosmetic staff at the Weston Cosmetic Surgery in aesthetic breast surgery and has been distinguished as one of 2002 by the Consumer s Research Council of America. He has achieved demonstrates their commitment care. Dr. Messa focuses on each University of Pennsylvania Medical the American Board of Plastic Surgery I treat each patient as if they were a member of my family. 48 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY ESSIE KUEBERUWA YATES AESTHETIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE PLASTIC SURGEON ATLANTIC CENTER OF AESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 100 SE 15TH AVENUE FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33301 PHONE 954.983.1899 FAX 954.318.3215 ATLANTICCENTERSURGERY.COM E D U C A T I O N Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency University of Chicago Medical Center Research Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York MD MBBS Medical School Imperial College London UK AWARDS American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Candidate Member American Society of Plastic Surgery - Candidate Member 2016 Illinois State 1st Prize Senior Plastic Surgery Resident Research Award L O C A T I O N FORT LAUDERDALE 100 SE 15th Avenue Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 BOYNTON BEACH 10150 Hagen Ranch Rd Suite 100B Boynton Beach FL 33437 WESTON 2300 Commerce Parkway Suite 113 Weston FL 33326 Essie Kueberuwa Yates M.D. is an internationally educated female plastic surgeon who trained at esteemed institutions in London New York and Chicago. Her practice focuses exclusively on adult patients offering the entire spectrum of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. In addition to aesthetic procedures of the body such as breast lift enlargement or reduction liposuction tummy tuck and mommy makeovers Dr. Yates also specializes in aesthetic procedures for the face such as facelifts eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty. She is a believer in the cutting-edge approach of blended or multi-modality therapies and frequently combines nonsurgical rejuvenation techniques lasers for outstanding age intervention results. As a woman and former fashion model Dr. Yates is aligned with the aesthetics of the female face and physique. She takes the time to listen and learn patient concerns. She then designs an individualized treatment plan with options so that each person is well informed to make the best decision for their desired outcome. Dr. Yates has a special interest in Breast Cancer Reconstruction and is devoted to achieving the most beautiful natural results for her patients. She offers women facing breast cancer state-of-the art-reconstructive options including microsurgical tissue transfer fat grafting single stage and pre-pectoral breast reconstruction. She participates in several regional multi-disciplinary breast cancer teams. In 2016 Dr. Yates along with her husband Jordan Yates relocated to South Florida to join the practice with Dr. Eric Stelnicki a prominent Pediatric Plastic Surgeon. She currently serves as a clinical instructor for trainees from Nova Southeastern University Barry University and The Cleveland Clinic Florida. She performs surgeries at the Memorial Hospitals Broward Health Hospitals Plantation Hospital and West Boca Medical Center. Educating informing and empowering women to look and feel the best version of themselves. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 49 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY GA AN Y POOVENDRAN M.D. BOARD-CERTIFIED AND FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED PHYSICIAN SPECIALIZING IN SPORTS MEDICINE ORTHOPEDIX MD FORT LAUDERDALE 954.771.8177 MARGATE 954.580.4080 ORTHOPEDIXMD.COM D E G R E E S Undergraduate degree Miami University Oxford Ohio MD degree Ross University School of Medicine Dominica Residency Family Medicine Fellowship Sports Medicine Grant Medical Center Columbus Ohio A W A R D S Sideline Physician A1A Marathon Ft. Lauderdale Team Physician Calvary Christian Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School Sideline Physician Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival L O C A T I O N S 4701 North Federal Highway Suite A39 Fort Lauderdale 2964 North State Road 7 Suite 205 Margate Dr. Gayan Poovendran specializes in primary care sports medicine. He has extensive experience in the nonsurgical treatment of sports or activityrelated injuries as well as working with patients to prevent injury improve performance and enhance overall health. Dr. Poovendran is experienced in all aspects of sports medicine and athletic injuries. He s worked as a personal trainer as well as served as team physician for multiple athletic teams including Ohio University s football team the National Hockey League s Columbus Blue Jackets Franklin Heights High School s (Columbus Ohio) football wrestling Dennison University s (Granville Ohio) football lacrosse basketball and track he also became the team physician for Calvary Christian Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School. At Orthopedix MD Dr. Gayan Poovendran offers PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy for our patients. tissue injury (ligaments and tendons) is to deliver platelet cells. Filled with healing and growth factors platelets jump start the repair process and attract the essential aid of stem cells. PRP therapy s (Platelet-Rich Plasma) natural healing process accelerates the body s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets through a simple injection. It provides effective pain relief and faster healing and it can eliminate the need for surgery and prolonged recovery. PRP Therapy aids in the healing process and helps decrease pain and chronic pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis as well as rotator cuff tears plantar fasciitis tendonitis ACL tears tennis elbow and strains and sprains. PRP Therapy is a revolutionary orthopedic procedure that uses components of the body s own blood cells to relieve pain and promote long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. Stem cell therapy promotes the regeneration of new healthy tissue. In other words regenerative medicine includes the use of stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to treat patients of all ages and activity levels without surgery. 50 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM Speed up recovery with PRP. SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY CAROLYN ZAUMEYER MSN ARNP BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE EXPERT LOW TE FLORIDA 4540 N. FEDERAL HIGHWAY FORT LAUDERDALE 954.791.4498 LOWTEFLORIDA.COM E D U C A T I O N BSN MSN & ARNP Florida International University Studied under 4 Internationally Known BHRT specialists Florida AWARDS Medical Dallas Advisory Board Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program Outstanding Alumni Florida International University Miami L O C A T I O N Low TE Florida 4540 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale FL 33308 Nurse Practitioner Carolyn Zaumeyer has been specializing in women s health (gynecology) for more than 20 years. She is the author of two books and more than 27 publications has served on the Advisory Board of the DukeJohnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program and is an established public speaker having presented nationally and internationally at more than 100 conferences. independent nurse practitioner practice in Florida in 1994 Carolyn has become a well-known expert and resource for nurse practitioners embarking on business ownership women s health and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy After the Women s Health Initiative Trial in 2002 revealed that synthetic hormones could increase women s risk of breast cancer heart attack stroke blood clots and Alzheimer s disease Carolyn decided to devote her studies to Bio-Identical Hormones. She wanted to learn how to prescribe them safely and effectively. Carolyn has traveled throughout the United States and has studied under the most prominent experts in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) -- Dr. Sangeeta Pati in Orlando Dr. Neil Rouzier in Salt Lake City Dr. Daved Rosensweet in Naples Florida and Dr. Gary Donovitz in Dallas. She is knowledgeable of all the delivery methods of hormone replacement with the BioTE pelleting system. recently invited to become Faculty for BioTE Medical -- providing BHRT training on the national level to physicians and Nurse Practitioners. As a proud member of the Forever Health Practitioner Network whose national spokesperson is Suzanne Somers Carolyn has worked with Suzanne on several projects. Carolyn and Suzanne have a great rapport and are like-minded in their beliefs of healthy aging and BHRT. Carolyn is currently providing BHRT to and cosmetic injections at her Fort Restoring your youthful hormones is paramount to feeling and looking our best no matter our age. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 51 SPECIAL MARKETING FEATURE WHO S WHO IN HEALTH & BEAUTY ROBERT ACCETURA OWNER STYLIST THE BEAUTYMARK SALON VITORIA PARK SHOPPES 660 NORTH FEDERAL HIGHWAY FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33304 754-223-5000 THEBEAUTYMARKFTL.COM E D U C A T I O N Sacred Heart University Hair Technology Institute C E R T I F I C A T I O N S L Oreal SoHo Academy New York Hair Cutting Design and Couture Styling Wedding Hair Design and Couture Hair Color and Highlighting Design Jacques DeSange New York Haircutting and Design L Oreal Professionnel Paris Balayage and Freehand Highlighting Hair Salon Experience Robert Anderson Salon South Beach The Yellow Strawberry Salon Las Olas Tease Salon Downtown Fort Lauderdale With over 27 years in the beauty industry Robert Accetura has mastered his talent and artistry in the Fort Lauderdale Area. Coming from an experienced family of salon and spa owners Robert specializes in hair design and couture hair color weddings and formal events. He began his career in Connecticut with a bachelors degree in Finance from then decide to go into the beauty industry following the family business of his Dad and brothers. He later came down to South Florida and has serviced the South Beach and Downtown Fort Lauderdale area for 25 years. His work has been published in numerous trade publications and he has done international platform work alongside some of the world s greatest hairdressers. He has given back to the industry as an educator for L Oreal Professional Majirel and INOA Haircolor. His outgoing personality shines in his creative and technical skills but his greatest gift is the ability to make people smile at themselves when they look in the mirror. In 2012 he decided that he was tired of working for someone else and with his then partner Mark Beckwith opened The Beautymark Salon in the Victoria Park Shoppes. Now as sole owner He empowers his team to do great hair but more importantly to give the client the most incredible salon experience. Most people don t take enough time for themseves. The 1-2 hours a client takes to improve their look should be a relaxed experience. A warm greeting a relaxing hair bath and massage a client stylist collaboration for your own unique style are what Robert and The Beautymark team strive to achieve. As a full service boutique The Beautymark offers not only hair design and hair color and treaments but now offers manicures pedicures make up waxing and refexology massage. So whether it s a new style change your wedding day or a special event look forward to an experience with Robert and his team that will dramatically increase your natural beauty. 52 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 53 D I N I N G spotlight PARK & OCEAN Where Inside Hugh Taylor Birch State Park 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale. Parking Enter the restaurant from A1A for free or park inside Birch State Park. 6 per vehicle 4 single occupant or motorcycle 2 pedestrians bicyclists. Includes access to the park from 8 a.m. until closing. Hours Open daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday. Contact 954-357-2606 Adventure Is Calling BY MICHELLE F. SOLOMON PHOTOS BY EDUARDO SCHNEIDER Park & Ocean brings food that goes beyond beach fare to A1A Inside Park & Ocean Below Open-faced avocado salad H 54 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM ugh Taylor Birch State Park has been compared by Northerners who visit Fort Lauderdale to a certain large patch of greenery in the middle of Manhattan. Hugh Taylor Birch s famous former estate in Fort Lauderdale is 180 acres of trees and foliage cutting through an urban landscape. Central Park however doesn t have the Atlantic Ocean at its doorstep. Still what Fort Lauderdale s park was missing unlike Central Park was a good place to eat. Any park can have a concession stand but Stephen Dapuzzo of Fort Lauderdale s Society 8 Hospitality Group saw more when he originally stumbled upon the old pavilion on the southeast side of the park along A1A a Caption Caption rest area previously called BG Coco Caf . He pictured an open-air eatery where park visitors Taco options include brisket shrimp mojo pork and pulled chicken. Craft beer options at Park & Ocean could stop and sit awhile either as a respite in the middle of a walk bike or run or before embarking on an ocean adventure. There would be food and drinks that were a step above regular park fare and under the same roof a place to rent bikes canoes and wave runners. We created a concept that s unique for any park Dapuzzo says about Park & Ocean where the menu is an eclectic twist of beach fare. Yes there are the requisite hamburger and fries but there also are high-end grilled cheese sandwiches. The brisket grilled cheese is prepared with slow-cooked brisket. The shrimp grilled cheese uses manchego and a hint of truffle oil for over-the-top tang. Looking for something that won t make you sink when you dive into the Atlantic There s the healthy a ai salad bowl topped with gluten-free granola shaved coconut and a honey drizzle. Or the superfood salad which is made with quinoa and kale. Dapuzzo created too what he calls Park & Ocean s American Brewhouse a drink bar of selections on tap from craft beers and wines to coffees. The most intriguing is the nitro cold-pressed coffee in which infused nitrogen gas gives the beverage a silky and smooth texture and tops it off from the tap with a frothy head that looks like a freshly drawn Guinness beer. Also on the drink menu non-alcoholic smoothies (including the Bahama a mix of banana blueberry green apple mango coconut water and almond milk) and frozen alcoholic cocktails (the popular Drunken Monkey is a blend of coconut rum Bailey s Irish Cream and banana puree). The rustic-chic interior blends in with the shady grove surroundings giving it a camp lodge appeal with food platters served on plates recycled from palm that are naturally compostable. The idea for Park & Ocean was a bit of a fluke. Dapuzzo was looking at the pavilion to possibly dress it up a bit to cater weddings on the Birch Lawn which faces the ocean. The Friends of Birch State Park a group committed to preserving the park had wanted to make the concession area a destination but weren t sure which way to go Dapuzzo says. Between the Friends of Birch State Park The Florida State Parks and Dapuzzo s vision Park & Ocean came together. There was much to be discovered inside the old wooden concession area. As he inspected the ceiling Dapuzzo pulled down a piece of plywood and found a hidden gem underneath. The original ceiling had wood prized in these parts Dade County pine. The forests where the wood came from are gone so the pine is rare. The Dade County pine discovered in other areas of the interior was reclaimed to create the restaurant s long bar and its interior tables. There are other reclaimed touches around the 2 700-square-foot interior--including a reproduction of the Mona Lisa in the corner by a dartboard. A large wooden sign that welcomes guests into the space says Adventure is calling. It s also the restaurant s hashtag on Twitter. Park & Ocean is about spending the day at the park Dapuzzo says. The fact that it s steps from the ocean ... well that s what the adventure is all about. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 55 what scooking Flash Freeze CHILL-N TAKES A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO ITS ICE CREAM CONCOCTIONS BY ALYSSA FISHER PHOTOS BY EVELYN ROBLES T Bruce Behren he little girl in the red polka-dot dress and matching bow gasped--the mixer churning her ice cream had started to smoke. She put her hands over her mouth looked at her mother and giggled. For the kids it s like a show says Bruce Behren co-owner of Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream s Weston location with his wife Lori. Even the adults videotape it Lori adds. Dessert trends come and go but when the Behrens walked into Chill-N s first location two years ago near their home in Pinecrest they were confident this one would stick. Self-described ice cream lovers they fell for the soft smooth consistency created when nitrogen meets a liquid base. The line winding out the door proved they weren t the only ones. Chill-N was started by Danny Golik a South Florida resident who while taking a gap year before medical school started experimenting with liquid nitrogen and cream in his garage with friends. He perfected his equation and opened a store five years ago in lieu of becoming a doctor. There are currently five locations from Miami to Coral Springs. Looking to partner with Golik the Behrens searched for a location to which he might want to expand. They landed on Weston. There s a lot of young people they say almost in unison. The unit they found was on a lake in a shopping center near Cypress Bay High School. Golik was in and Lori and Bruce opened their store at 2238 Weston Road in May 2016. Chill-N s theme is rooted in science. The ice cream bar looks like a lab with a 2 000-liter tank of nitrogen that is refilled every week a line of smoking mixers and a periodic table menu on the exposed-brick wall. Customers create their own formula a base (ice cream yogurt or coconut milk) a flavor (from nine plus some that rotate seasonally) and mix-ins (which includes various types of chocolate sprinkles candy and other sweets). The 6-ounce batch is all yours--unless you care to share. 56 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM All About That Base uses raw ingredients to create Nutella hazelnut spread real peanut butter and real dulce de leche are scooped into a mixing bowl with the liquid base. In a Flash The mixing bowl is placed under one of the four mixers which are connected to the nitrogen tank through tubes. At 320 degrees below zero liquid base into a solid in less than a minute. Flavor in Every Bite When the consistency begins to change from frosting-like to that of typical ice cream the mix-ins are added to become part of the foundation. If you prefer your sprinkles dusted on top just ask. It s special for you Lori says. Your special creation. Crystal Clear The reason that it tastes so different is because the quicker you freeze the ice cream the less ice crystals there are Bruce says. There are essentially no ice crystals [in the ice cream]. When you taste it you re getting all smooth freshly made ice cream. Get the Facts A graphic chart hanging on Chill-N s wall explains that nitrogen is safe to eat. More than 75 percent of the air we breathe is nitrogen. It s odorless tasteless and nontoxic. Did You Know In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day according to the International Dairy Foods Association. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food enjoyed by about 90 percent of people. Take Your Pick We couldn t choose just one. Pictured strawberry with rainbow sprinkles vanilla with Oreo cookies and chocolate with M&Ms. Don t Miss Chill-N will be featured on Ice Cream Nation Food Network s new two-episode series highlighting ice cream shops in 14 cities throughout the country on July 21. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 57 Our Summer Escape menu will transport you to a world of unexpected flavors. 3 courses 5 entr e choices for just 49 all summer long. Complimentary valet parking. We look forward to serving you. Here s to hos pitality. FORT LAUDERDALE 2584A E. 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Of course there are a variety of remedies and over-the-counter medications that can help alleviate headache pain but there are also novel therapies being used as treatment. Most people are familiar with the cosmetic uses of botulinum toxin or Botox as a popular anti-wrinkle agent. However this drug is much more than a wrinkle-reducer. It also has therapeutic uses some of which might surprise you. Beyond wrinkles Botox is also being used to treat certain medical conditions such as chronic headaches and migraines as well as some temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems and hemifacial spasms. The clinical usage of Botox is based on its ability to weaken the muscles where it is injected according to Tarannum Khan MD Cleveland Clinic Florida neurologist. It works by interfering with impulse transmission between nerves and muscles causing the muscles to relax. While this agent can completely paralyze a muscle our goal is only to weaken it by tailoring the dose to each patient s needs says Dr. Khan. This reduces the hyperactivity of related muscles working too hard and helps break the chronic pain cycle. Generally multiple injections are made around the head temples forehead neck and shoulders with a goal of dulling future symptoms. Botox is a very effective treatment for certain neurological conditions by preventing pain signals from reaching nerve endings states Dr. Khan. Variations in medication and the duration of effects can be seen based on the site and dosage of injections. However pain relief can typically last from 10 to 14 weeks and the procedure can be repeated three or four times a year. Dr. Khan shares that as with any other treatment modalities the and their unique medical conditions. If you suffer from chronic headaches consult with your physician to determine the best course of action for you. For a consultation call 855.622.1255 or visit One location for all of your neurological care. Comprehensive treatment options. Same-day appointments 855.622.1255 66 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 JULY 2017 67 67 who what wear Anna Noriega creative director and owner of Alor Event Firm is wearing a Prinzzesa Boutique gown Vince Camuto shoes and a Louis Vuitton purse. Fred Burton Heather Geronemus Dale McLean Lori Castle George Taylor CEO of FDB Investments is public relations in-arena host for the Miami chair of the American attorney at Brinkley Cancer Society of Broward s Heat is wearing a custom- professional at Ultimate wearing a Canali suit Allen Morgan is wearing a designed suit and Steve Software is wearing a Rene Edmonds shoes and Ted Celebration Gala is Suitsupply suit and Hugo Baker bow tie. Ruiz dress Enzo Angiolini Madden shoes. wearing a Teri Jon gown Boss shoes. shoes Lauren Merkin Gucci shoes and Kotur clutch and J.R. Dunn clutch. jewelry. 68 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM ACS OF BROWARD CELEBRATION GALA MORE THAN 400 COMMUNITY LEADERS HELPED THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OF BROWARD RAISE NEARLY 300 000 FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH. MARRIOTT HARBOR BEACH RESORT & SPA HOSTED THE GALA WHICH WAS CHAIRED BY LIFESTYLE S LORI CASTLE AND PRESENTED BY THE SALAH FOUNDATION. GEORGE TAYLOR WAS HONORED FOR HIS PHILANTHROPY. Maureen Mann executive director of the Lynn Cancer Institute is wearing a Jovani dress Bruno Magli shoes and Daoud s Fine Jewelry bracelet and earrings. Denise Casale vice president and senior wealth advisor at Coral Gables Trust is wearing a dress shoes and accessories from Bella Me Fashion Boutique. Noreen Salah Burpee Sydney Lister Sasha Moon Michelle Mintz executive director for Celebration Gala survivor manager of corporate Celebration Gala honorary co-chair is wearing a Stella philanthropy for JM Family speaker is wearing a Divas the Salah Foundation is wearing a Rickie Freeman & Devils House of Style Enterprises is wearing a McCartney dress and for Teri Jon dress and dress Steve Madden shoes Calvin Klein dress. Intermix Private Christian Louboutin shoes. and Vintage purse. Label purse. LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 69 Photo credit Linzi Martinez S C E N E on site Lorraine Thomas and Diana Metcalf with Rascal Flatts Deborah and Gary Wendt Robert Lochrie Lisa Kitei and Kelley Shanley Where Fort Lauderdale What The Broward Performing Arts Foundation s annual celebration raised more than 250 000 for the outstanding education and enrichment programs at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustic performance by Rascal Flatts at the Au-Rene Theater. Beverly and Joel Altman PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION Austin & Christine Forman Robert Kagan Bonnie Barnett Carol & Steve Kalagher and Betsy & Bob Bradford Members of the Huizenga family honor Marti s legacy. Amy Allen Shawn Sackman Christine Speedy John Ray III Laurie Sallarulo and Pam Huizenga Alexander Where Coconut Creek What More than 230 guests attended Junior Achievement of South Florida s Marti Huizenga Roll Up Your Sleeves Awards. Honorees included Broward College SunTrust John Ray III and JA Volunteer of the Year Richard Brobst. ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES Peter Anderson and Tim Hogans Amy Allen David Armstrong and Laurie Sallarulo 70 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM LMGFL.COM JULY 2017 71 S C E N E on site Justice Liberty and Summer Robertson with Mary & Jeff Dellenbach James George and Jack Taylor Tony Segreto Jack Seiler Heather Geronemus Jim Robertson and David Armstrong David Pinsker Susan Israel and Stephen Greenberger Greg Lakin Lorraine Thomas Diana Metcalf Lynne McGrath and Karola Woodworth Jamie Stiles and Chris Rotolo Christy & Andy Gumberg Clint Strauch Bonnie Barnett Julie Strauch and Dawn Dellapina 72 JULY 2017 LMGFL.COM PHOTOS BY DOWNTOWN DAVE Where Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six What Hundreds of animal supporters attended the PAWS gala which raised more than 120 000 for the Humane Society of Broward County. Chairs Bonnie Barnett Dawn Dellapina and Julie Strauch organized the event and its rock-n-roll theme. 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