September/October 2017

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Web Extras

Each month we select some stories from the print magazine and expand upon them, exclusively for your eyes, on bocamag.com. Here’s what we chose as your web extras this month:

DeconDish

Deconstructing the Dish

Watch how the Marriott Singer Island’s pastry chef, Kursten Restivo, decorates her Bloody Good Chocolate Cake, so you can recreate it at home. Guaranteed to horrify your friends and neighbors.

Makeup

Makeover Mamma

Beauty tutorials have invaded the internet, but they often neglect tips for older women. We teamed up with local makeup artist Daphney Antoine to teach you how to create beautiful contouring and highlighting for the mature face. Watch our behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot!

Rutenis

Football Fanatic

Chef Smokin’ Ray Rutenis want you to up your tailgating game. Watch him talk shop, sports and spice with us.

parenting

Parenting Dos and Don’ts

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

In this issue

In Bloom

Mounts Botanical Garden lends flower power to our annual fall fashion shoot.

Photography by CHELSAE ANNE HORTON

 

Parking Lot Party

Just in time for football season, we talk tailgating and pigskin with the Miami Dolphins’ most“Finatical” fans.

By ALLISON LEWIS

 

Mysteries of South Florida

Levitating rocks, undead gangsters and ghost pilots? Three tales of high strangeness keep Florida weird.

By JOHN THOMASON

 

Back to School Special

From anxiety to “affluenza” to finding the perfect daycare, school-year tension is high for students and parents alike. Our experts help defuse the drama.

By JENNIFER BISHOP, MICHELLE OLSON-ROGERS and MARIE SPEED

 

 


 

 

Departments

Editor’s Note

Just when the latest depressing headline makes the editor feel like “Falling Down,” a walk in a park lifts her spirits.

By MARIE SPEED Photo by CITY OF BOCA RATON

 

The Local

Familiar personalities share favorite Halloween memories, a charter boat captain dispenses reel-world advice, and much more.

Dress Code: From ‘70s footwear to ‘90s-style chokers, fall’s hottest attire re-imagines nostalgia.

City Watch: What happens when the rubber of politics meets the road of governance?

By ALLISON LEWIS, RANDY SCHULTZ, MARIE SPEED, SHAYNA TANEN and JOHN THOMASON

 

#loveBoca

Boca magazine highlights its partners with a series of fun events.

 

Home

An interior designer dishes on splurge-worthy redesigns—but cautions us against furnishing faux pas.

By JENNIFER KNOWLES

 

The Biz

A numbers cruncher makes debt-free college a reality for hardworking students, a beloved Boynton Beach free clinic expands its reach, and an entrepreneur shines a lantern on Delray’s haunted history.

By GARY GREENBERG and JOHN THOMASON

 

Feel Good

The Anti-Gym offers an off-the-wall workout, and a modern apothecary bottles all-natural remedies. Plus, as 5K season sprints into high gear, a medical marathon man never runs out of advice.

By LISETTE HILTON and ALLISON LEWIS

 

Boca Interview

Continuing his controversial legacy on the collegiate and NFL sidelines, head coach Lane Kiffin touches down at FAU, where he hopes to pivot the struggling football program.

By ALLISON LEWIS

 

Backstage Pass

On the eve of his most ambitious event yet, the creative director of G-Star School’s X-Scream Halloween deconstructs the science and psychology behind a good fright night.

By JOHN THOMASON

 

Dining Guide

Our review-driven guide to the finest dining in South Florida spotlights Ditmas, Temper Grille and Jimmy’s Bistro. Plus, Louie Bossi’s namesake chef retraces his culinary roots.

Reviews by LYNN KALBER

 

The Scene

The members of Impact 100 celebrated a record-breaking year in style, a Dreamgirl raised more than $1 million for charity, and more.

By SHAYNA TANEN

 

My Turn

With national student debt exceeding $1 trillion, it’s long past time to rethink higher education—and consider its helpful alternatives.

By JOHN SHUFF