1 I’m a huge believer in oils, and you’ll find them in many natural beauty products. When choosing an oil, look for a cold-pressed formula. Cold-pressed oils haven’t been exposed to high levels of heat or chemicals during extraction that can degrade the natural properties of oil, so you know you’re getting maximized benefits from a cold-pressed formula.
I’m not a native South Floridian. So it’s taken me time to learn the quirks and the intricacies that make up every pocket of South Florida – from the laid-back beauty of the Treasure Coast, to the international vibrancy of Miami, to the bustling waterways of Fort Lauderdale.
But one iconic South Florida neighborhood has always seemed just out of reach, untouchable: Palm Beach. It sets itself apart with legendary stories of the Kennedys, with mansions along South Ocean Boulevard and with the designer-packed Worth Avenue.
Peace, love and happiness
A sense of calm comes over customers who enter the doors of Shoppe 561. Euphoric smells, uplifting music and attractive lighting create a sense of peace. Then, things get a little funky. Erin Ryan, one of the store’s 60-plus artisans, fashions Fender guitar picks into flashy earrings. Ashley Broniszewski turns old coins into bangle bracelets. Denise Savela strings sea glass onto sterling-silver chains. Those, and other one-of-a-kind products, fill the 1,500-square-foot West Palm Beach boutique – all of them crafted by local vendors. Shoppe 561 embraces the upcycle trend, meaning that artisans recycle items that others might trash to create home décor, jewelry and more.
Ioriginally wanted to be a photojournalist. I loved documenting life on film – photographing friends, acquaintances and random strangers, special occasions, nature, unique sights and interesting vignettes, patterns and textures. I had an eye for composition and a knack for getting subjects to cooperate. It was storytelling at its finest and my first photography class in college was thrilling.
Palm Beach resident, Richard René Silvin documents the life and accomplishments of architect Addison Mizner in his latest work, Villa Mizner, The House that Changed Palm Beach, a 184-page illustrated book packed with art and well-researched history of the changes the architect has brought to South Florida (hardback is available for $75; rrsilvin.com).
ABOUT THE DRINK
Hendrick’s Cucumber Basil Gimlet
-Muddle 2 tablespoons diced cucumber, 2 basil leaves and 1/2 ounce of simple syrup.
-Add 1 and 1/4 ounce of Hendrick’s Gin, 1/2 ounce of both lemon and lime juices and 1 dash of bitters.
-Shake with ice and strain into a high ball over fresh ice.
-Top with 1/4 ounce of soda water and garnish with cucumber wheel.
WHO: Former PGA Tour player, Nicklaus Companies Board Member; Gary Nicklaus
The Miami Buzz
It’s no secret that Meat Market got its start, and its devout following, at its Lincoln Road location on South Beach. The contemporary steakhouse set itself apart by branding itself as a female-friendly steakhouse. There are no dark interiors or white tablecloths, plus the menu includes half-portion steaks and a large selection of seafood, says Chef and Co-owner Sean Brasel. “We took a lot of care with the menu selections,” he says. “It’s not what you would find at a typical steakhouse.” Noteworthy items include a popular branzino dish, octopus carpaccio, and daily rotating cheese and meat boards.
Start slow. Conserving energy is critical in distance running. If there are a lot of runners, be patient. You’ll need the extra energy for later on in the race.
Maintain a steady pace. Don’t run too fast or you’ll run out of steam. Find a pace that’s comfortable for you so that you don’t cramp or fatigue.
Drink plenty of fluids. Before, during and after the race make sure you consume at least six to eight ounces of water or a sports drink every 15 to 20 minutes to stay hydrated and keep your body cool, especially when running in hot weather.