I <3 NY Fashion: PBGLM Visits NYC to Dish with Local Designers

 

New York is a focal point for fashion, and February is one of the city’s most stylish months, as celebrities and fashionistas from around the world flock to get an early peek at the newest styles from the world’s biggest designers.

PBG Lifestyle had the opportunity to visit New York during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, where we sat down with a pair of up-and-coming fashion designers to peruse their newest collections. While we were there, we also got the inside scoop on some of the latest beauty and skincare products, and stopped by one of Manhattan’s newest and most luxurious hotels. More…


Make Your Escape: Decadent Dining & Dazzling Dalliances Await You at These Delightful Destinations

 

Americans are notorious workaholics. Last year we took less vacation time than we have in the last four decades, and according to travel website Skift, almost 42 percent of Americans didn’t take any vacation days in 2014.

If you think you’re increasing your productivity, think again. Dr. Mark Rosekind, researcher at Alertness Solutions, found that taking that taking time off can increase productivity by 80 percent.

So get out there and enjoy some good ol’ R&R – you’ve earned it!

Too busy to work out your travel plans? Not a problem – PBG Lifestyle has found some great escapes both near and far that should get you started. More…


On Stage: Chicago is Coming to Town

 

For nearly half a century, legendary rock band Chicago has proven that rock ‘n’ roll is here to stay.

The band formed in 1967 with a dream to “integrate all the musical diversity from their beloved city and weave a new sound – a rock ‘n’ roll band with horns.” Since then one could argue that they have surpassed that dream by racking up record sales exceeding 100 million, 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums and 11 No. 1 singles. The band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards; 25 of their 36 albums have gone platinum. They were even hailed as one of the most important bands since rock ‘n’ roll began by former President Bill Clinton. More…


Revolution Dating Changes Lives One Love at a Time

 

Kelly Leary would like to put an end to the belief that “all of the good ones are taken.” The founder and chief matchmaker of Revolution Dating knows firsthand that this negative statement simply isn’t true.

“I meet amazing, available people in my office every day,” Leary said. “They’re nice on the inside and out.”

The thousands of clients she has served in the matchmaking business have also seen for themselves that there are plenty of good men and women who are still looking for love – and with Leary’s help, they are finding it. More…

Dr. Civin - Palm Beach Gardens Cosmetic Dentist

Warning: if you are on a search for a low-calorie recipe, look away. If you are on the hunt for a hearty dinner that is sure to please, look no further.

Normally, I am thee advocate of healthy options (and this hasn’t changed much), but when I walked into my sister’s house tonight and was welcomed by mouthwatering aromas, I couldn’t help but as what this dish was and where could I find it.

The fragrance started out as a spicy, savory sauce. I smelled chili powder, onions and garlic. After she worked her magic adding some special ingredients I was amazed to find out that step one was done. Yes, only one portion of the recipe complete and I was ready for seconds. Next came the frying of the bacon and I was smart enough to leave before the recipe was melded together and baked into a crispy, cheesy goodness. Tantalizing the taste buds, the Loaded Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole has become my new comfort food. More…


I never understood what cutting the wheat from the chaff really meant until I got older and started shopping at Whole Foods. There’s a world of husked and sprouted crap that I never new how to pronounce until Dr. Oz made me believe I would die without eating it. These nuts and seeds are purported to do wonderful things to various parts of my body. The results have been negligible so far. The only thing that appears slimmer is my wallet. On the other hand, my vocabulary has expanded with my waistline.

When I compare what I ingest in my body today as opposed to half my life ago, I’m astounded. My refrigerator looks like a miniature health food store. It’s brimming with colorful, organic produce, a rainbow of leafy greens, a nest of fertile eggs and a small farm of humanely raised animal parts. While the health nut in me remains focused on a clean colon, my love of semi-colons is a direct result of my being a writer. I refuse to surrender everything. More…


In 1985, Dr. Denise Herzing was collecting research in the Bahamas with Oceanic Society Expeditions. However, she wanted to focus on her own research and form her own organization, and thus, The Wild Dolphin Project was born.

“It was a lot of hard work,” she said.

 

Thirty years later, WDP has published many of its own scientific papers, has had coverage from National Geographic*, Discovery Channel and other media outlets, and has become the first and longest organization in the world to study dolphins underwater. To celebrate these 30 years, WDP had a gala on the evening of March 7.

A little less than 100 people attended, which was the organization’s target amount, said Herzing, who’s also the research director for WDP. The event acted as a type of reunion for people who had been out with WDP over the years.

More…


An evening of entertainment and elegance is sure to cause a stampede for tickets to the fourth annual Ironhorse Charity Event at the Ironhorse Country Club on April 17 at 5:30 p.m.

Once again, Ironhorse Country Club will partner with the Center for Family Services to host a soirée to benefit the Pat Reeves Emergency Homeless Shelter – the only shelter in Palm Beach County for families with dependent children.

“Members of Ironhorse hold a charity event each year for the Center for Family Services,” said Stanton Collemer, chief development officer with the Center. “They adopted the agency as one of their charities because of Dr. (Roy) Cacciaguida’s involvement as a board member for the Center. The 2015 event will be in his honor as well as and Hal Johnstone, who recently passed away, and was a member of Ironhorse.”

Each year the shelter serves more than 100 families.

“While there are many causes of homelessness, the primary cause is the growing gap between housing costs and income,” Collemer said. “In fact, the U.S. Conference of Mayors survey reveals that a significant number of individuals found in homeless shelters on any given day have full-time jobs, but are under-employed. Women who have experienced domestic violence also make up a high proportion of homeless women with children.”

The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a sit-down dinner. This year’s festivities include a special live show written and produced by Lynn Kirkland. It will star the multitalented Ironhorse Players, who lovingly dedicate the show to the late Hal Johnstone, a loyal supporter of the Center.

The fun continues with a silent auction with 75 items up for grabs as well as a drawing for a two-night cruise to the Bahamas.

Tickets are $80 per person, $35 of which is tax-deductible. For tickets or more information, call Katherine Roy at (561) 626-9308 or Honorary Chair Dr. Roy Cacciaguida at (561) 312-9295. Ironhorse Country Club is located at 8055 Ironhorse Blvd. in West Palm Beach.

Michelle's blog 261


The King of Pop may have passed away six years ago, but he’s back for one night at Palm Beach State College’s Eissey Campus Theatre.

After reviewing 116 Michael Jackson impersonators before his death, he selected Joby Rogers as his number one choice. Rogers will play Jackson at PBSC’s The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience April 16. All proceeds benefit the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club of Riviera Beach.

Kristen Cu mmins, the special events manager, said in an email that the money raised supports programming for the more than 500 children in Riviera Beach’s Boys & Girls Club. Program subjects include the arts; education and career development; sports, fitness and recreation; technology; character and leadership development; and health and life skills.

Autographqq

Theatre Director Nancy Denholm said this isn’t the first year PBSC has hosted a music event like this for the Boys & Girls Club. Last year’s tribute was to Motown music, which attracted nearly 600 people. Denholm is expecting to house close to 500 people for this year’s show; more than 300 tickets have already been sold.

Denholm hopes the community sees this event as a way to get a better understanding of the Boys & Girls Club.

“This is not only a fundraiser for them, but it increases the visibility of them and brings awareness,” Denholm said.

Tickets are $50, and all major credit cards are accepted. Tickets can be purchased through the theater’s box office by calling (561) 207-5900. The office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both Denholm and Cummins said they’re excited to see Rogers’ performance as Michael Jackson. Denholm said he also has an uncanny resemblance to Jackson.

“Dance and song. I think that’s gonna be the fun part,” she said.joby4