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Publisher's Letter: Working And Living In Paradise

For the past 15 years, we’ve been writing about paradise—I know, tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. We’ve featured local celebrities and power players as well as nationally known household names like Dr. Oz, Marie Osmond, Jack and Barbara Nicklaus, Nick Vujicic, Tory Burch, Trina Turk and many, many more. We’ve built our brand—Jupiter Magazine and The Palm Beacher—on quality, relevant content that inspires, motivates, enlightens and engages our sophisticated audience and provides a resource for local businesses to support. Our success is not measured in ad revenue, but in the readers that contact us to get their hands on five more copies to provide to friends when they visit, to give to clients as a resource, or to use as bragging rights. Loyalty matters, and we appreciate you—our readers and clients alike. 

This issue features South Florida local, actress Bailee Madison, who’s starred in “Just Go With It”, “Brothers” and the “Good Witch,” and is now starring in “The Strangers: Prey at Night” that debuts in theaters March 9. While most kids are preparing to go off to college, she’s diversifying her talents to include fashion design and writing. 

Donna and her team enjoying Kristen’s wedding

Former art teacher-turned-fashion-designer Kristen Alyce’s creativity knows no bounds, and her December nuptials provided the perfect platform to design her Vivre Canvas Couture wedding line. Worthy of an art gallery, these designs capture the essence of paradise, where tropical trumped in every detail. With “I Dos” timed perfectly to coincide with the setting sun over the Intracoastal Waterway, her hand-painted custom wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses dazzled with bright green lush foliage. Local South Florida purveyors and natural elements were abundant, down to the fresh-cut palm fronds carried by the bride and the leaves thrown by guests instead of the traditional rice. We show you the process in the making of the couture union in this month's issue. 

Until Bravo’s “Below Deck” aired, many never saw the behind-the-scenes of a luxury yacht charter (nor did they care), but this popular show elevated the crew to celebrity status. In “Keeping Luxury Afloat,” we prove this job is not for sissies! Often working up to 100 hours a week, life in paradise has its price; nevertheless, someone has to do it (and they love it!). 

The former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and his wife found their slice of paradise in a Juno Beach oceanfront villa, two years in the re-making. Using cool ocean blues, whites and natural wood, see how they created a home that’s one with nature (and sea turtles). As stewards of paradise, we’re honored to be that “someone.” Enjoy!