How long have you been designing jewelry?
My mom is in the jewelry business and I wanted to follow in her footsteps in the fashion community. So, I stayed at home to go to Florida Atlantic [University], and she was my inspiration every day to fulfill my dream. I started designing five months prior to the launch and then, once I got all my ideas together, we officially launched in January.
You mention that world travel influenced your new line. Which places inspired you?
1. Reduces stress more effectively than traditional yoga
The connection to nature helps to relax participants in a way that is typically not reached in a yoga studio, ultimately helping participants to reach a more meditative state of mind, Pytleski says. “It’s a little bit more fun, and people tend to take paddleboard yoga a little less seriously, so they’re more relaxed and they get a few good laughs in,” she says. “Laughter is always the best medicine for any ailment.”
2. Clears your mind
Ever think the water looks a bit murky? That it might be breeding dangerous bacteria? Well, don’t let your imagination get the best of you – the Florida Department of Health has you covered. The department posts the latest reports of ocean bacteria levels every two weeks on its website. Most of the time, the data shows that in South Florida, the water is safe. But it can’t hurt to be cautious. You can view all of the water-quality readings dating back to the year 2000. To see the reports go to floridahealth.gov.
A few years ago, we did a piece on Bob Norman, when he was the investigative star of New Times in its Broward-Palm Beach edition. When we asked him about various awards he had received, he said he enjoyed the one where Tom Brokaw made the presentation, then added “they give too many awards.” Norman is gone from New Times and the weekly paper seems to have pretty much gone from our market, as well.
Pure Barre provides a total body workout that targets the areas of the body women struggle with most: seat, hips, thighs, abs and arms. West Palm Beach’s studio Owner Melissa Hirsch recommends taking classes three to four days a week and guarantees results within 10 classes. Her new client special includes 30 consecutive days of Pure Barre for $99.
Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that weren’t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line that’s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
With its new name, comes new menu items. Oh, and a new location.
Angelo Elia Pizza, Bar, Tapas—formerly known as D’Angelo Pizza, Wine Bar, Tapas—will be opening its doors in Coral Springs on Sept. 25 and will be the first to bear the rebranded name.
The new location will still mirror its sister establishments’ Tuscan flavors and sleek and sophisticated ambience.
“Coral Springs is a community with lots of young families and we’re eager to share our Italian family-style cuisine with them,” chef and owner Angelo Elia says.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
What it is:
The beauty and waxing salon opened its first location in Fort Lauderdale in 2004 and has since grown to more than 570 franchises nationwide. The once family-run waxing salon built its brand on making the process of waxing as comfortable as possible using all natural “Comfort Wax” and following a four-step process: cleanse, prepare, wax and rejuvenate.
Why we’re obsessed: