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WVOY Luncheon Celebrates Fierce Fashion and Female Leadership in Boca

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All the nominees for the WVOY award. All photos provided by the Junior League of Boca Raton/ Munoz Photography.

Another year, another successful Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton. This is the 30th year the Junior League has been putting on this event; What an incredible tradition that keeps getting bigger and better every year.

Ah, what a fun day celebrating and honoring the most charitable women of South Florida. Being with these women at the luncheon, we were truly inspired to do better and be better in the hopes that we can impact the community as much as they have.

Joyce DeVita (right) receives the WVOY award.

Joyce DeVita (right) receives the WVOY award.

A huge congratulations to this year’s Woman Volunteer of the Year winner, Joyce DeVita, of the Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum! After 30 years of celebrating the charitable women of South Florida, it made perfect sense that Joyce DeVita would be honored as this year’s WVOY.

With cities out there like Boston, Charleston and Savannah it’s easy to overlook how much history we have right here in Boca Raton, but thanks to the Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum, we’re constantly learning about our city’s unique past. The purpose of the BRHS is to collect, preserve and present information and artifacts relevant to the past and evolving history of Boca Raton and to maintain a visible role in education and advocacy of historic preservation in our community. Bravo Joyce DeVita!

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In addition to recognizing Boca Raton’s finest, we got a little socializing in as well. We mixed and mingled at the Boca Raton Resort & Club  with some of our favorite “blogger/influencer friends,” Heather McMechan from Local Mom Scoop, Shaina Wizov from Take a Bite Out of Boca, Melanie De Vito from The Addison and Dana Peller from Pellerini, to name a few! We also had the honor of sitting in the front row for lunch and the Cinq à Sept runway show (presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, Boca Raton) with our friends at Bocamag.com.

A huge thank you and congratulations to our friends Jena LaMendola and Reilly Glasser, the public relations co-chairs of the Junior League of Boca Raton, for continuing the tradition of a successful WVOY Luncheon.

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Lilly, Jane Siskin and Lindsey.

One of the highlights for us was being one of the four media outlets to meet and interview Jane Siskin, the face and designer behind Cinq à Sept. After watching her runway show during the luncheon, we noticed her use of eclectic fabrics and fashion-forward styles that are trendy, but still speak to the professional women of Boca Raton. Here are some of our favorite looks of the day.

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Jane’s inspiration stems from traveling, research, sculptures and architecture. The collection we viewed during the WVOY luncheon was inspired by her trip to Italy, but she will always say that Paris is her true inspiration behind the brand itself.

“Cinq à Sept is inspired by the hours between 5 and 7 p.m., when city streets are awash in the warm glow of the vanishing sun and office desks are abandoned for cocktails and as-yet unknown possibilities, Cinq à Sept embodies a deliberate balance between sophistication and ease, youthful daring and confident allure.” – Official description from Cinq à Sept.

As you can see, this designer is the ideal fashion sponsor for an event that celebrates women.

Thank you again to the Junior League of Boca Raton for hosting such a wonderful event that encourages women of all ages to do good for the community year after year!

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To keep up with the ladies of LLScene on a more regular basis, make sure to visit their website and blog, www.ll-scene.com.

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
Photo by Paulina Splechta.

Mommy and Me for You and Me: Our Top 3 Boca Classes

Sometimes you just need to GTFO—get the family out of the house—especially when you have a little one.

My saving grace when I had a toddler? Mommy & Me classes (and wine). But seriously, I had no earthly idea how amazing a baby and toddler music class would be for my mommy morale. I made friends! I learned songs I could sing to my kid at home! I enjoyed a change of scenery! It was great.

And luckily, we have some amazing Mommy & Me options in Boca Raton. Here are my favorites.

Modern Boca Mommy & Me at Grandview Preparatory School

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Photo by Michelle Olson-Rogers.

Get ready to sing, dance and move! Modern Boca Mommy & Me at Grandview Preparatory School allows children to learn and explore in a real-life educational setting. Each 45 minute #grandviewmoms class during the school year (and summer!) is specifically tailored to capture the attention of babies and toddlers. All classes are taught by the school’s early childhood faculty and offer opportunities for parents and their children to participate in yoga, dance, music and movement. Plus, it’s a lot of fun!

I’m the Director of Communications and Community outreach at Grandview, and I’ve been helping promote their Mommy & Me classes. And while I do get paid to talk about how great it is, it really is great! My daughter graduated from the program and into Grandview’s preschool last year.

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW, Boca Raton

Mommy & Me Dance at Organic Movements

Photo by Paulina Splechta.

Photo by Paulina Splechta.

The Mommy & Me Dance class at Organic Movements in east Boca is not only fun for babies and toddlers, but is a challenging hour-long workout for Mom as well. Founder Ms. Courtney developed the class to introduce rhythm, musicality and movement to the youngest of Boca’s residents. In addition to stretching, core strengthening exercises and ballet movements, there is music, scarf and ribbon play. And puppets. I love the puppets!

Boca Mom Tip: Bring your baby carrier so you can wear your little one while you move in class!

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12, Boca Raton 

Songs for Seeds at Creative Heart Dance Studio

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Musical education AND a live band? Yep, that’s what you’ll get at Songs for Seeds, a Mommy & Me import straight from New York City! This weekly interactive class encourages children, newborn to age 6, to sing, dance and play along with a three-piece band. Kids can rock out with children’s instruments as well as real drums, guitars and keyboards during the 45-minute class. Songs for Seeds even introduces instruments from around the world with teachers taking students on a global journey each week at their new location in central Boca Raton.

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Visit www.modernbocamom.com for even more things to do with your little ones! And be sure to subscribe to Modern Boca Mom’s weekly e-newsletter: http://bit.ly/mbmsubscribe

Michelle Olson-Rogers, a native to Boca, is the founder of ModernBocaMom.com, a lifestyle website for the stylish & modern South Florida Mommy. Modern Boca Mom features family events, activities, classes, fitness, dining, travel, home improvement and shopping options—as well as a weekly MOMpreneur spotlight! She and her husband Andrew have one daughter, Avery.
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How to Boca-fy Your Fall Wardrobe and Other Season Must-Haves

With the recent onslaught of rain and wind, the approach of Halloween and the nationwide obsession with spiced gourd products (pumpkin spice deodorant is, unfortunately, on the market), I think it’s finally time to get serious about my fall wardrobe.

As a South Floridian born and reared, I own a few sweaters and jackets (all also a few years old). I have one pair of boots and fewer than five long-sleeved shirts. I am often either too hot or too cold on any given day in the fall.

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So I talked with Deborah Shuart, owner of Deborah James, a contemporary women’s clothing store in Royal Palm Place in Boca Raton and Las Olas, on what to wear this season. The store’s selection is directly influenced by Deborah’s trips to New York, Milan, Paris and LA during fashion week and countless hours of product research. Here’s some advice she had—after 30 years in business in Boca—along with the must-haves of the fall 2017 season.

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Sequined boots by AGL.

“Everything is very shiny right now,” she says. “It’s very good for Boca because we’re so glitzy.”

You’ll see everything from sequined jacket sleeves to ornamented boots. Sparkle and shine on shoes is particularly popular. Another thing: “The sneaker is the huge story this season,” Deborah says.

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Athleisure by Tee Lab.

Athleisure by Tee Lab.

This trend is here to stay. Layer lightweight hoodies and athletic fabrics under jackets and sweaters for effortless comfort and spot-on style.

Yes velvet!

Velvet dress by Raquel Allegra.

Velvet dress by Raquel Allegra.

When I met Deborah at her store, she was wearing the cutest tie-dyed ocean-blue dress EVER with booties. On first glance, I assumed the dress was cotton, but it was smooth, silky velvet. Velvet is coming out in the daytime this season—and can be worn from morning into the evening.

“I always call it ‘fake fall,’” Deborah explains. In Florida, we can get away with wearing fall colors and adding texture all while staying comfortable in Florida fabrics. She’s not saying to wear a velvet tracksuit. Pick a short-sleeved velvet dress or shirt in a fall color, and you’ve made it.

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Boot cut pants from Avenue Montaigne.

Boot cut pants from Avenue Montaigne.

Boot pants are back in! And Deborah says that in Paris, high-waisted jeans are EVERYWHERE. Combine them.

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So that I don’t totally give myself away as a fashion failure, I asked Deborah what’s going out of style. Of course, personal style is just that, personal, and you can wear whatever you want whenever you want. But some things are truly past their prime. The bomber jacket was huge, and it’s finally stepping off the pedestal and back into the closet. Bomber, make way for the blazer.

I also wanted to know what should be a wardrobe staple. Cropped jeans have been in stores and runways for a while now, but Deborah says it’s an essential addition to any wardrobe. Rippy cropped jeans (light washes are popular now) pair perfectly with booties, slouchy sweaters, basically anything.

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R13 cropped jeans.

Deborah is cool. And everything in Deborah James is cool. Much cooler than the way I currently dress, but not too eccentric or high fashion as to be inaccessible. As Deborah likes to say, her store is for everyone. She recently had four generations of one family come to the store at once, and everyone (except the baby) found something. The key to nailing Boca style: create a luxury casual look with fine fabrics and lightweight leathers.

About Deborah:

Deborah in Paris, where she recently attended the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows.

Deborah in Paris, where she recently attended the Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows.

Deborah’s father, James (hence the store’s name), was a menswear manufacturer in New York City, and fashion has always been a part of her life. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked her way up at Burdines, moving from New York to Miami. When she wanted to start a family, she realized the corporate world didn’t have time for her three children, so she opened her own store in 1987. Deborah James is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, with special events throughout October.

Entire month: Spend $500 in the store and you’re automatically entered to win a free pair of Golden Goose sneakers.

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Golden Goose sneakers.

Oct. 13 Las Olas, Oct. 14 Boca Raton: Select from the newest collection of Avenue Montaigne. The pants are luxurious, impeccably tailored and cutting edge. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oct. 17 Las Olas, Oct. 18 Boca Raton: Shop Tee Lab’s Cali-inspired layering essentials in exclusive fabrics that are perfect for our Florida lifestyle. Meet Tee Lab rep LeAnn Morgan while you shop. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Oct. 20 Las Olas, Oct. 21 Boca Raton: Norma Kamali’s representative, Neeta Behl, will help you select from the newest arrivals of free-spirited, creative looks. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


This post is sponsored by Deborah James. Visit deborahjames.com  or call 561/367-9600 for more information. 

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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What’s New in Fall Makeup? Let Nordstrom Beauty at Town Center School You

Without the changing of the color of the leaves to guide us, South Floridians just have to take the rest of the country’s word for it: Fall is here.

It may not feel like it, and it might not be as fun to drink a pumpkin spice latte in 80-degree weather, but we can still rock all the season trends that came out of New York Fashion Week this month. Only when we cover “fall fashion and beauty trends,” it might be a little different than what you’re used to seeing on the interwebs. That being said, we cater to YOU Boca Raton, and so does Nordstrom Beauty at Town Center mall!

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Starting Sept. 24 through Sept. 30, guests who visit the Nordstrom beauty section at Town Center can learn about the hottest runway-inspired beauty looks of the season, receive free samples and get exclusive gifts with purchase.

Each year during New York Fashion Week, Nordstrom beauty experts go backstage to educate themselves on the biggest beauty trends and then share those insider tips with their customers. So basically you’re getting exclusive access to the best beauty trends in the industry without having to book a flight to a fashion capitol. How great is that?

And what did Nordstrom find out in New York? What is on trend in the beauty world this fall?

“Bold Berries,” “Decadent Browns” and “Flawless Skin.”

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Bold berries can give you that “look like fall, feel like Florida” look with bold purples, deep reds and warm “mauvey” tones.

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Brown is the richest color of the season and a decadent brown lip is one of you will want to be on the lookout for during Nordstrom’s beauty event.

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Flawless skin seems like an unattainable goal sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be! Now more than ever, designers at New York Fashion Week are encouraging their makeup artists to channel the “barely there” look. With new beauty collections at Nordstrom you can find makeup that helps you achieve the “no makeup” look. Ironic, we know, but sometimes you gotta fake it till you make it.

Visit the Nordstrom beauty team starting Sept. 24 through Sept. 30 for free samples, exclusive gifts with purchase, and a one-on-one consult with Nordstrom beauty experts, who will share tips and tricks on how you can pull off the newest beauty trends. Did we mention this is all FREE?

Customers can simply RSVP online or ask for special accommodations by calling or stopping by their favorite cosmetics or skincare counter, located within Nordstrom.

All photos provided by Nordstrom. 


Want to know what the ladies of LL-Scene are up to on the daily? Visit ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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NYFW 2017 Brings Bold Looks, Lace, Floral and Puppies to Fall Fashion

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Let us start by saying how grateful we are for all of the people who have reached out to us in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The Boca Mag family has been so gracious and patient as we get our power and lives back together. It’s times like these where we truly appreciate how close-knit the Boca Raton community is.

We’re happy to report that we’re back! After a brief hiatus, we’re back to bring you our New York Fashion Week recap. In the midst of a hurricane it’s hard to think about fashion, but as life slowly gets back to normal, we are here to briefly take your mind off the madness and get back to business as usual.

So, what did we see at New York Fashion Week this year? The real question is, what didn’t we see? Celebrating the art of fashion for a great cause, Art Hearts Fashion kicked off New York Fashion Week with a spectacular display of talent from around the world. From Thursday Sept. 7 to Monday Sept. 11, designers featured didn’t hold back this year. They brought fashionable grunge to new levels while implementing seasonal pantone colors and texture—lots and lots of texture!

High fashion couture was bigger and better than ever with designers like Sanja Bobar, Mac Duggal, Arzamendi Style, Resty Lagare and many more.

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You’ll see bold colors in the name of couture fashion with this collection, implementing some of the most popular colors of the season while playing around with lace and chiffon overlays.

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Raul Peneranda

Raul Peneranda brought simplistic elegance to new levels with sheer lining and soft earth tones. Penaranda was declared by FORBES magazine as one of the fastest growing fashion entrepreneurs to come out of the small business industry and has been recognized by the Council of Fashion Designers of America for his work. His collection presented by Monster headphones was filled with energy and his signature Latin flair.

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Luciana Adulari

Germany’s Luciana Adulari displayed an elegant collection of evening and bridal gowns that would make any bride feel like a princess. Be prepared to swoon because Luciana Adulari will have you in awe with her crisp-white couture gowns, just in time for award season. If you haven’t noticed, celebrities are gracing the red carpet in white this season. They’ve opted for neutral colors with demure silhouettes in lieu of the vibrant colors of the past.

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Jessie Lui

From San Francisco, Jessie Lui provided the perfect end to a perfect opening night and set the tone for a week that featured over 40 designers, hundreds of models and thousands of looks at the Angel Orensanz Foundation event space in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the home of Art Hearts Fashion. Keeping with what’s in trend this season, Jessie Lui incorporated chambray and denim in the chicest way possible with pops of color and accessories to die for.

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Let there be color, and lots of it! There is one thing that will never go out of style, and that is floral. No matter the print, pattern or texture, floral accompanied by pops of color is here to stay.

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Anthony Rubio

Did someone say puppies?! There is no cuter accessory than one with paws and designer Anthony Rubio knows just that. Anthony Rubio stole the spotlight with delightful dog couture and matching eveningwear.

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Purvi Doshi

Meet India’s Purvi Doshi, whose fashion journey has lead her from a small basement shop to a two story stand alone flagship store in India’s top fashion district. The collection was an amazing spin on traditional attire with modern style. A chic twist on your everyday boho trend.

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Mac Duggal

Powerhouse designer Mac Duggal was the star of the five o’clock hour, bringing a packed house of celebrities and fashion insiders to the venue, and you can see why as he wowed the crowd in dresses that featured swirling fringe, 3-D embroidery on lace, off the shoulder looks, stylish pearl beading, and dramatic shades of lilac and blue.

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All photos by Arun Nevader/Getty Images


Want to know what the ladies of LLScene are up to? Visit ll-scene.com

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the ladies of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life. Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football. Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts. Until they’re fortunate enough to have children of their own, Lindsey & Lilly will continue to enjoy being “dog moms” to Bentley & Duke.
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7 Parenting Dos and Don’ts for Happy, Healthy Children

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Jennifer Bishop, a licensed mental health counselor in Boca Raton who discussed “The Price of Affluence” in our September/October 2017 issue, shares these Dos and Don’ts when it comes to parenting healthy and happy children:

DO: Make time with your child every day. Put the phone down and give your child some face-to-face attention.

DON’T: Protect kids from failure. Allow your children to make their own mistakes so they can learn from them. This will help them prepare for situations and learn to accept life’s realities, conflicts and consequences.

DO: Offer selective praise. For example. If your child received a 95 percent on a spelling test, you say, “I’m glad you worked so hard. Keep up the good work,” rather than “You are so smart!” It is better to praise for an action than for a result.

DON’T: Criticize and compare. Ignore things you don’t want to continue, and praise kids when they do things you want them to do.

DO: Show gratitude. Help your children show appreciation for nonmaterial things.

DON’T: Hide the negative. While it is great to share positive stories, negative ones are equally as important, because these illustrate perseverance and triumph.

DO: Prioritize your own friendships. Happy children have friends, so help your child develop his or her friendships. You can set a good example through interactions with your own friends.


Jennifer Bishop can be reached at mysouljunkie.com.

Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Illuminate Your Face With This High/Low Lighting Technique

This video accompanies our story “Lighten Up” in our September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine. Photography for this story was shot at Sun House Studio in Delray Beach by Aaron Bristol. 


Contouring. Highlighting. Strobing. Gelittering.

You’ve probably read about these makeup terms in magazines or watched YouTube tutorials about how to pull off the technique (except “gelittering;” we made that one up). Maybe you’ve even tried to pull off these looks yourself to varying degrees of success.

The problem with mainstream beauty videos, says Delray-based makeup artist Daphney Antoine, is that they’re marketed toward teenagers and women in their 20s. She says she sees too many older women copying the same makeup techniques that look great on youthful skin, but just don’t work when replicated on more mature features. But that doesn’t mean women of a certain age can’t highlight or contour.

Watch a behind-the-scenes look at our photoshoot, and see below for application tips.

Step 1. Start with a clean face. Remember to use a daily moisturizer to minimize fine lines and prep your skin before makeup application.

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Step 2. Highlight the areas of your face you want to spotlight. Good spots are above your eyebrows, under your eyes, around your temples and on the bridge of your nose. You can also use highlighter on the cheekbones depending on how prominent they are. Antoine says, “It’s all in the effort to create an oval-shaped face.”

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Step 3. Contouring or shading is used on areas of your face that you want to look less prominent. Use it under the cheekbones so your face appears thinner and your cheeks stand out.

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Step 4. Antoine’s pro tip: Blending is the most important aspect of doing your makeup. She says you shouldn’t see where the makeup starts or ends. “It’s meant to accentuate your beauty,” she says. “It doesn’t become a mask—it becomes your face.” Blend the makeup into your hairline, and don’t miss the ridge around your nose, or the skin right underneath your lash line. To complete your look, add a light powder to your whole face, eye shadow, mascara and lip gloss or lipstick.

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About our model, Kate Colozzi:

Colozzi lives in Delray Beach and is the sales manager of Dune Jewelry, a Boston-based jewelry company that uses sand from your favorite beach, park, mountain or anywhere special in artisanal fine jewelry pieces.

About Daphney Antoine:

Photo provided by Daphney Antoine.

Photo provided by Daphney Antoine.

Antoine has worked in the fashion and style industry around the globe. She is a photographer, brand image consultant, hair and makeup artist and has her own line of makeup products.

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.
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Spa-tember Specials Are Here in Palm Beach and Broward Counties!

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It’s still blazin’ hot in South Florida, but there are plenty of fall spa deals providing cool relief. Whether it’s September, October or November, there’s something for everyone to try during the next few months. So go ahead and book a treatment or two. Or three. We won’t judge.

SPA-TEMBER:

(September)

The Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is offering the ultimate Spatember Package, valid throughout the entire month. This includes overnight accommodations starting at $349/night and a $99 credit toward a treatment from the Spatember menu. Gather some friends, and spend the weekend at the spa. We suggest the following:

  • Blush and Blow Dry, $85: Shampoo, conditioning and makeup touch up
  • 50- Minute Timeless Beauty Facial, $99: Professional alpha beta peel and extractions
  • 50-Minute Go With the Glow, $99: Full body massage, scalp and conditioning treatment, facial and hand/foot reviver
  • 80-Minute Renew Your Manicure/Pedicure, $99: Hand soak, foot mask and hand/foot massage

If you book two treatments, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of champagne, spa sampler gift and an enhancement on each service. Invite a friend and receive a complimentary glass of champagne, a $25 retail card and 20 percent savings on regularly priced treatments. Call 954/302-6490 for more information or to make a reservation.

Women's Wet Room at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale

Women’s Wet Room at the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale. Photo provided by the Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale.

SPA-TOBER:

(October)

At Eau Spa in Palm Beach, spa deals start in October and run through December. We aren’t telling you what to do, but these October deals caught our eye:

  • 50-Minute Monster Mash Massage, $109: Aches and pains disappear with this body treatment
  • 50-Minute Jack-O-Lantern Facial, $109: Eliminate wrinkles and get that glowing, youthful look again
  • Trick or Treat, Fix My Feet!, $65: Refresh and smooth feet
  • Madame Tussaud’s Hand Treatment & Manicure, $45: Smooth and soften hands with paraffin wax and massage

Call 561/540-4960 for more information or to make a reservation.

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Eau Spa Chessboard. Photo provided by Eau Spa.

SPA-VEMBER (November):

Head to the Seagate Hotel & Spa for their 4.5-hour “Spice It Up” package. The $436 package includes a touch of fall, i.e., pumpkin spice, in several treatments:

  • Complimentary Pumpkin Spice Martini
  • 25-Minute Body Polish 
  • 50-Minute Swedish Massage 
  • 80-Minute Pumpkin Enzyme Facial
  • 80-Minute Pumpkin Spice Manicure and Pedicure 

Treatment room at the Seagate Hotel & Spa

Treatment room at the Seagate Hotel & Spa. Photo provided by the Seagate Hotel & Spa.

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
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Orangetheory Fitness Opens New Global Headquarters in Boca Raton

The lobby of Orangtheory Fitness headquarters second floor in Boca Raton.

The lobby of Orangtheory Fitness headquarters second floor in Boca Raton.

There’s a new kid on the block—er, in the Boca Raton Research Park off Broken Sound Parkway. Orangetheory Fitness, founded in 2010 by Dave Long, Ellen Latham and another partner, has roots in Fort Lauderdale. But when the 7-year-old company began rapidly expanding (in 2016, system-wide sales increased 108 percent), they knew their global headquarters needed to expand, too.

Their new address, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway N.W., is the perfect fit for Orangetheory and more than 100 employees. But the 36,000 square foot headquarters isn’t a typical office. The first floor is dedicated to a “wellness space,” Joe Mazella, an employee, says. This includes: two sleeping pods, a massage room, a meditation space, a physical therapy room, an infrared sauna, a polar plunge tub and a flotation tank. There’s also a studio. And, if the permits are approved, Mazella says OTF could open up the wellness space to the public, aka. you. Who wouldn’t want that?

The second floor hosts cubicles, a walk/run track, two kitchens and a room with a pool table and ping pong. Everything is designed to help people work better and faster. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s the new HQ in photos.

Part of the studio bathed in orange light at headquarters.

Part of the studio bathed in orange light at headquarters.

The physical therapy room at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters in Boca Raton.

The physical therapy room at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters in Boca Raton.

Art wall in the wellness space at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters.

Art wall in the wellness space at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters.

A meeting room in the wellness space at Orangetheory headquarters in Boca Raton.

A meeting room in the wellness space at Orangetheory headquarters in Boca Raton.

A sleeping pod in the new wellness space at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters in Boca Raton.

A sleeping pod in the new wellness space at Orangetheory Fitness headquarters in Boca Raton.

Allison Lewis is the associate editor at Boca Raton Magazine and a native St. Louisan. She earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. In her spare time, Allison enjoys cooking, playing Ultimate frisbee, reading, traveling and watching sports.
The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

Junior League Announces Fashion Designer, Nominees for 30th Annual WVOY Luncheon

The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

The 2017 Woman Volunteer of the Year nominees. Photo by Munoz Photography.

You know that time, right after work but before dinner, when restaurants start lighting candles and the sun gives off that golden light? When you leave work just a little early on a Friday to catch happy hour?

We know you know it, and at this year’s Junior League of Boca Raton Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, you’ll see looks inspired by those precious hours by designer Jane Siskin,Cinq à Sept Founder and CEO. Saks Fifth Avenue Boca Raton will join JLBR as the fashion sponsor of the 30th annual luncheon at the Boca Raton Resort & Club to produce a big-city, high-energy runway show. Here’s a bit of Cinq à Sept’s Fall 2017 collection:

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo provided by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Each year the Junior League honors community members and nominates outstanding women who are making a difference as volunteers for their nonprofits at the Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon. This year there are a whopping 42 nominees, all of whom were announced at a kick-off event at Saks at Town Center mall on Wednesday.

Carolyn Compton and Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach, one of this year's WVOY nominees. Photo provided by Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach.

Carolyn Compton and Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach, one of this year’s WVOY nominees. Photo provided by Claudia Vidal Monteiro Fehribach.

The winner of the title will be awarded at this year’s luncheon, which takes place on Oct. 5. Last year’s Woman Volunteer of the Year was Susan Welchel, a member of the Junior League her entire adult life and former two-term mayor of Boca Raton. The JLBR is dedicated to improving the community by training volunteers, taking action and supporting women in the process.

Susan Welchel, winner of the Woman Volunteer of the Year award in 2016. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Susan Welchel, winner of the Woman Volunteer of the Year award in 2016. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

As longtime media sponsors of the WVOY Luncheon, we’ve seen countless women get the recognition they deserve for their community work. Of course, we don’t know who will win this year, and really, they’re all winners.

Like those precious hours between 5 and 7 p.m., you never quite know what’s going to happen at the WVOY luncheon. But you know it’ll be a great time.


To purchase tickets to the Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon, visit jlbr.org/woman-volunteer-of-the-year-2, email [email protected] or call 561/620-2553.

Shayna is the Web Editor of Boca Magazine. She is a 20-something sorta-recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism. Most of her time is spent fawning over cats and kittens; cooking food at home for her family; and observing Florida’s greatest asset: nature.