It’s 3 a.m. I toss and turn, praying for sleep to come, but it never does. Instead my attention is drawn to the steady snores of my best friend sleeping in the living room of our hotel suite. Even though it’s subtle, like an ineffective chainsaw sluggishly sawing wood, her muffled wheezing is all I hear. I want to strangle her. But it’s really not her fault; it’s mine. I’m too excited to sleep. By this time tomorrow I’ll be an official ball and chain, an old lady, a yin to someone’s yang. I’ll be married. My stomach feels like it swallowed a colony of butterflies, I’m so thrilled.
Designed by Irene Lummertz
Irene Lummertz designs all the pieces for her namesake brand herself. The jewelry is produced in her home country of Brazil, which she often visits to inspect the work of her artisans. A perfectionist at heart, she ensures each piece is made with care and aligns with her vision. “If I see the citrine is not being made the way I want I say, ‘Absolutely not,’” she says.
Made by Hand
If you are wondering where to escape for a few days when your next 50th wedding anniversary comes up, you can do worse than Little Palm Island Resort & Spa. As the name suggests, this is an island, is little and has a lot of palms. It is off Little Torch Key in the Florida Keys, about 30 miles up from Key West. Unlike most of the numerous islands in the Keys, which are largely mangrove-covered, this one has so much tropical foliage it could pass for the South Pacific. In fact, it did, back in 1963 when it was selected for the film, “PT 109,” the saga about President John F.
On Feb. 2 every year, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil draws crowds as large as 40,000 in Pennsylvania. Guests eagerly anticipate the groundhog’s emergence from hibernation. That’s when the fate of the next six weeks is supposedly decided – will the snow days continue, or will it be time to pack away the jackets?
Q: What's your weekly fitness schedule?
A: I do lots of cardio and stretching. I probably work out an hour and a half, five to six days a week when I am not in a tournament week.
Q: What are your go-to resources for fitness?
A: I have a personal trainer and work out with him sometimes at the hockey facility, but when not there I go to LA Fitness or run outside.
Q: How has working with Florida Panthers strength and conditioning coach Craig Slaunwhite improved your game?
They say rain on your wedding day signifies good luck, cleansing and a renewal of sorts, so I took it as a good sign when it rained just minutes before my outdoor vow renewal ceremony this past May. Swapping my heels for sandals and grabbing an umbrella, we headed down to the gazebo in the rain with grey clouds surrounding the entire waterfront resort.
Scripps Florida scientists return to The Gardens Mall for the free community science festival. Guests will enjoy science demonstrations and interactive exhibits designed for both children and adults. Meet the scientists behind the amazing breakthroughs taking place right here in Palm Beach County; scripps.edu
Feb. 1: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fiction: I can’t donate because I’ve traveled internationally.
Fact: Currently, 12-month restrictions apply only to those who have traveled to Iraq or to a country where malaria is found. People who have lived in a country with malaria should wait three years. Those who have lived in countries where mad cow disease is found are ineligible.
Fiction: I’ll lose too much blood.
Fact: Within 24 hours, plasma self-replenishes. Red cells will be replaced within four to six weeks.
Fiction: It’s unsafe to give blood.