Hangers are important. Where there is no model or mannequin to display a garment, the hanger stands in. It helps a piece hold its shape, so that the sleeves and the silhouette fall just so. A good hanger can mean the difference between bringing a dress with you into the fitting room – or putting it back on the shelf to collect dust.
Rachel Lewis gets that. When she was sketching out store layouts and ideas for her Rhythm of Grace boutique, she wanted everything – right down to the hangers – to leave an impression.
Before visitors can even take a bite, they’re enveloped by a rich, chocolatey smell that ushers them through the door. This is the sixth Hoffman’s location for the famed-Palm Beach chocolatier, and its first in Broward (with more to come). But Jarett Levan, president of BBX Capital, parent company of Hoffman’s Chocolates, says the smell gets people every time. “We’re known for our quality,” he says, adding that his favorite chocolates include the twice-dipped, dark- chocolate-covered pretzels and the salted caramels.
When did the nutrition standards go into effect? And what’s the gist of the changes?
The nutrition standards went into effect on Nov. 1, and removed a lot of the less healthy foods from vending machines, snack bars and stores in the schools. The new rules aim to cut calories, fats and sugars from the snacks available to children, due to increasing rates of childhood obesity. Food items on campus are now healthier.
Tell us about the nutritional standards that vending machines and other venues must comply with.
It isn’t the first time. Back in the last century we had a managing editor who, upon leaving us, revealed that one reason she took this job was to meet a rich man. She did, and faster than you could say “I met a rich man,” she was out of here. Hers was one of the more memorable examples of romance complicating our editorial lives. We lost an excellent production person last year after romance led to marriage, which in turn led to stay-at-home motherhood.
I’m not a native South Floridian. So it’s taken me time to learn the quirks and the intricacies that make up every pocket of South Florida – from the laid-back beauty of the Treasure Coast, to the international vibrancy of Miami, to the bustling waterways of Fort Lauderdale.
But one iconic South Florida neighborhood has always seemed just out of reach, untouchable: Palm Beach. It sets itself apart with legendary stories of the Kennedys, with mansions along South Ocean Boulevard and with the designer-packed Worth Avenue.
This Valentine’s Day, grab that special someone a copy of the community keepsake book Rescuers Who Rescue, which honors local safety personnel and features works from the award-winning photographer Ren Dittfield. Money raised from sales will go toward the Tri-County Animal Rescue’s Capital Campaign and the Boca Raton Fire and Paramedic Benevolent Fund Scholarship Program ($25, tricountyanimalrescue.com).
Start slow. Conserving energy is critical in distance running. If there are a lot of runners, be patient. You’ll need the extra energy for later on in the race.
Maintain a steady pace. Don’t run too fast or you’ll run out of steam. Find a pace that’s comfortable for you so that you don’t cramp or fatigue.
Drink plenty of fluids. Before, during and after the race make sure you consume at least six to eight ounces of water or a sports drink every 15 to 20 minutes to stay hydrated and keep your body cool, especially when running in hot weather.
Magical moments become timeless treasures, especially on a journey to the City of Light. Our trip to Paris was no exception. Dear friends of many years decided their wedding anniversary gift to each other would be a month-long stay in the city of romance. Lucky for us, my husband and I didn’t need much encouragement to join them. We at least had to help them discover their next “favorite bistro” around the curving cobblestone corners of Ile Saint Louis.