Packing my bags for Curaçao, I threw in a bathing suit, a coverup, sunscreen and magazines. I was expecting to relax all weekend on the beach, cocktail in hand.
I wasn’t expecting to eat iguana (a Curaçaon delicacy), hold an ostrich egg or interact with the island’s more than 50 different cultures. One of the travelers from our crew described it perfectly when she said our trip was worthy of an episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”
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?
2013 Central Coast Everyday White Wine
“Blended from select aromatic varietals that thrive in the central coast vineyards of Monterey County, Everyday is perfect as a sipping wine, and it also goes well with spicy foods,” Reeder says.
Taste: A bright and aromatic wine, with fresh floral and ripe honeysuckle notes that give way to zesty fruit flavors.
Food pairing: Pairs well with fresh crab and lobster, Mexican salsa with jalapeño peppers or Indian curry dishes.
2012 Central Coast Chardonnay
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.
It’s hard to imagine a place more nautical, rugged and beloved as Door County, Wis. The county, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, is home to 11 lighthouses, 34 named islands and dozens more memorable quirks – like the area’s affection for cheese curds, cherries, salted caramel desserts and fish boils.
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
If you’re a fan of B.C. Tacos, the Fort Lauderdale food truck known for its popular “Gatherer” fried avocado taco, then make time for its sister restaurant B.C. Café. Owner Brett Chiavari opened the restaurant in a Davie strip mall in the spring of 2013, hoping to draw food truck regulars and new business to a more permanent location. The simple and prehistoric-themed restaurant (suggested hashtag: #GetYourCavemanOn) is the definition of a hidden gem.
Q: What do you love most about nursing?
A: I’m a “people person.” I enjoy talking and listening to people and their stories. I love to see people laugh, and one of my gifts is “clowning.” Working as an oncology nurse, I developed a sense of responsibility toward the patients, not only to provide compassionate nursing care, but also to cheer them up. I’ve dressed up to go to work on holidays, decorated their rooms, told them jokes and even danced.
Q: What is the most difficult aspect of caring for people?