7 Parenting Dos and Don’ts for Happy, Healthy Children


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

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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.
Smokin' Rays Pork Wings. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

How To Tailgate Like a Pro With Smokin’ Ray Rutenis

This video is part of our “Parking Lot Party” story in the September/October 2017 issue. For more content like this, subscribe to the magazine

Smokin’ Rays Short Rib Sliders

Pork Rib Sliders. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Shot Rib Sliders. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Yield – 1 dozen sliders, prep – 4.5 hours, tailgate – 10 minutes

  • 4 lbs. short ribs of beef
  • 4 tbsp. SmokinRays® BBQ Rub
  • 4 tbsp. bacon (diced)
  • 2 onions (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • Mini hamburger buns

To cook:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Remove any membranes (or silverskin) from short ribs.
  3. Cover BBQ Rub into the ribs.
  4. Using a cast iron or other heavy wide skillet or pan that is also ovenproof, sweat the bacon until fat covers skillet. Add short ribs and brown on all sides.
  5. Remove ribs and brown onions, carrots then garlic.
  6. When browned, pour off all but a small portion of the drippings remaining in pan.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and bring the sauce to a boil, then cover the pan and transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 3.5 to 4 hours, basting occasionally.
  8. Remove ribs from skillet and let rest. Boil the liquid until thick and strain.
  9. Place in refrigerator until game day.
  10. At tailgate, slice in 2-ounce pieces and warm on grill, brushing with reduced sauce. Serve on small buns with BBQ sauce and melted cheese.

Tip: Chef Ray likes gouda cheese!

Roasted Corn Salsa

Roasted Corn Salsa. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Roasted Corn Salsa. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Yield – 10 servings, time – 30 minutes

  • 2 fresh corn on the cob (shucked)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 red bell pepper, roasted (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, roasted (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 red onion (small diced)
  • 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. SmokinRays® Herb Citrus
  • As needed SmokinRays® All Mixed Up (optional)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

To cook:

  1. Roast corn in broiler and cool.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and chill in refrigerator.

Tip: Use All mixed up for spicier mix.

Smokin’ Rays Pork Wings

Smokin' Rays Pork Wings. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Smokin’ Rays Pork Wings. Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Yield – 1 dozen, prep – 15 minutes, tailgate – 15 minutes

  • 1 dozen pork wings (already cooked)
  • SmokinRays® Pork Rub (as needed)
  • 12 bacon strips (thin sliced)
  • BBQ sauce (optional)
  • Toothpicks
  • Pam spray

To cook:

  1. Thaw pork wings in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Cover wings with Pork Rub.
  3. Spiral wrap each wing with bacon and secure with toothpick.
  4. Spray with Pam and cook on grill until bacon is crispy (165 degree internal temp).
  5. Brush with bbq sauce and enjoy.

Gator Jello Shots

Go Gators! Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Go Gators! Photo by Aaron Bristol.

Yield – 16, 2-ounce shots

1st stage:

  • 3 ounces gelatin (flavorless)
  • 1 cup boiling Gatorade (blue)
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) vodka
  • 1/2 cup Gatorade (blue)

2nd stage:

  • 3 ounces gelatin (flavorless )
  • 1 cup boiling Gatorade (orange)
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) vodka
  • 1/2 cup Gatorade (orange)

To make:

  1. Combine the liquor and cold Gatorade and place in the refrigerator so they are a consistent temperature. You should have 1 cup of cold liquid.
  2. Pour the gelatin into a bowl.
  3. Add boiling water, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in the chilled liquor and cold Gatorade mix. Add food coloring if you want to enhance or change the color.
  5. To make layers, begin by making one flavor of jello shot and fill cups 1/2 or 1/3 of the way full. Chill these until almost set (about 1 to 1 ½ hours) then add the next flavor.

With this basic recipe your can change flavors and colors to promote your own team.

For non alcoholic substitute the vodka for Gatorade

mizner 200

Letter to the Editor: Paradise Lost or Paradigm Found?

Concept view of the entrance of Mizner 200.

Concept view of the entrance of Mizner 200.

Written by John C. Gore


This is a tale of two developers and the future of Boca Raton. The first is—or was—involved in a controversial project on Boca’s barrier island. But at the request of City leaders and staff, developer Ramon Llorens agreed to work directly with nearby residents to find a project that would be acceptable to all. The result, a 70-unit condominium called Ocean Palm on the southwest corner of Palmetto Park Road and A1A, stands as a model for future development in Boca.

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Testing Vapour Organic Beauty’s Free Makeup Shade Consultation

We featured Vapour Organic Beauty in our July/August 2017 issue. To see more stories like this, subscribe to the magazine.

Hi there, beauty fans! We spoke with Vapour Organic Beauty co-founder, Krysia Boinis in our July/August issue of Boca. Unlike other organic beauty lines, each Vapour product is made of 70 percent organic ingredients and 30 percent natural pigments and essential oils. There are tons of color options for lips, eyes, and face. However, if you’re like me, sometimes it’s overwhelmingly difficult to pick just the right shade to match your skin complexion. Luckily, Vapour has a Free Shade Consultation that helps users get the best shade for their skin tone. I tested it out, and with the help of Boca’s web editor, Shayna, we documented the results below.

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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.