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LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM|FEBRUARY 2013 1 LIF LIF LLLIF LIFFEST EST EST EST EST EST EST ESYLE YL YLE LEEE LE YL MAG MAG MAG MAG MAG MAG MAG AG AG MAG A MM AZI AZI AZI AZI AZI AZI AZZZ NEG NEG NEG NEG E NE NEG NEG NEEE NEG NNN ROU ROU ROU ROU ROU O ROU OOU ROU OU ROUU ROU UP.C P.C P.C P.CCCCOM OM OM OOM OM OM O |||| FE FE FEEE FEEEEE FEEEEBRU BRU BRU BRU BBBRU R BRU BBBB AARY AR ARY ARY Y A 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 200 20000013 13 13 13 13 13 1111 111111111FEBRUARY 2013TARAS JINGLE JOG| BUZZ| CALENDAR OF EVENTSALASKABEST OFESTERO DINING SEEING REDLove IS IN THE AIRLIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM|FEBRUARY 2013 3Posh Plum expands to Naples andthe Bonita Springs showroom thrives!At The Posh Plum we offer "Posh" furnishingsat "Plum" prices. Our showroom concept ofconsign and design offers our clients two distinct advantages: those buying will find greatstyle, great service and great prices; those whoare interested in selling can expect exceptionalresale value for their consignment furnishings.Its a win-win scenario for both! And now, with our spacious showroom inBonita Springs AND our beautiful new storeon Tamiami Trail in Naples, we are sure thatyou will find exciting style and real value ondesigner-level furniture. Visit us today. Its a smart and very stylish decision! Consign and design make smart decisions about your furnishings. Visit the beautiful Posh Plumshowroom in Bonita Springs and our exciting new location in Naples!consign & designe-mail: consign@theposhplum.com www.theposhplum.comNow Open! Naples 2840 Tamiami Trail N, Florida 34103 Fax 239.732.1917 Phone 239.732.7674Bonita Springs 24821 S Tamiami Trail Florida 34134 Fax 239.498.0714 Phone 239.498.7674SW Floridas Premier Furniture Consignment StoreHighest Resale Valuefor Your ItemsDeep Discounts on Like-New Furnishings and AccentsElegant ShowroomsEMPLOYMENT LAWhenlaw.com 239.344.1100 Fort Myers Bonita Springs Sanibel Naples* Blog: www.swflemploymentlawblog.com2013 Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P. A.When it comes to legal matters that affect Southwest Florida employers, we understand.Adapting. Changing. Moving forward.* By appointment onlyHENDERSON FRANKLINS EMPLOYMENT LAW ATTORNEYS represent employers in a wide variety of matters, including:Discrimination, harassment and retaliation claimsWrongful discharge claimsADA and FMLA complianceEnforcement of non-compete agreementsEEOC investigationsStanding: John F. Potanovic, Vicki L. Sproat and Robert C. ShearmanSeated: Suzanne M. Boy and John D. AgnewWage and hour claimsLayoffs and preparation of severance agreementsCollective bargaining and union negotiationsTraining for management and/or staffEmployment policy handbooksMeet the Henderson Franklin attorneys ready to help:From companionship and fun, to comfort and love, your pet is an essential part of your life. Weunderstandthisperspective.Sowhenyourpetneedsemergencymedicalattention,or your veterinarian recommends specialty care, we are ready to provide services in an ideal, caring environment.PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: 0ncolog] Cardiolog] heurolog] lnternal Nedicine Reproductive Nedicine 8urger] Radiolog] Critical CareIMAGING & DIAGNOSTIC: NRl/CT 8canning Radiolog] UltrasoundPROCEDURES & EVALUATION: Endoscop] laparoscop] Radioiodine l-181 8oft Tissue & 0rthopedic 8urger] heurosurger]... and more.922O Estero Park Commons Boulevard, 8uite 7Estero, Florida 88928239.992.8878289.992.O884 faxwww.vrc.com24 hr Specialty & Emergency Care6 FEBRUARY 2013|LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COMHAPPY FEBRUARY ESTERO!!Hereweareagain,inthemiddle ofourhighseason.Everyoneseems tohavereturnedfromupnorthto recapturetheirpartofparadise! Philanthropicopportunities, festivals,shows,fundraisers, beaches,golfcoursesandtennis courtswhatmorecouldwewant? Dontforgetthewintersportsin our area. The Everblades and FGCU MensandWomensbasketballare intheheartoftheirseasons.Even theSpringTrainingseasonsforthe MinnesotaTwinsandBostonRed Sox are starting this month, about 10 days earlier than usual.Theneedswithinourcommunity continuetobeasnumerousasever andsoaretheopportunitiestogive back to those who are less fortunate. Inthisissue,readabouthow InterfaithCharitiesofSWFlorida (formerlyInterfaithCaregivers)will celebrate20yearsofhelpingthe needy of South Lee County with their Annual Dinner and Dessert Auction. I hope to see you there!Wewouldliketointroduceyou toanew,growinglocalbusiness, GreenwayLandscapingSupply. OwnersJimandAmyRidingermay be able to help you brighten up your home landscaping.Overthelastfewmonthswe haveallenduredvariousstressful events that have affected each of us, beginningwiththeelection,tothe tragedyinNewtown,tothescal cliff and more. Therefore,wedecidedtostrikea morewhimsicaltoneinsomeofour stories.InhonorofValentinesDay, thismonthscoverstoryfocuses onfourcouplesinourareaasthey share how they met along with some of their secrets to decades of undying love.Onthediningscene,forthoseof you looking to take your sweetheart outforaspecialValentinesdinner, wearehighlightingtheTop10 appetizers,entreesanddesserts fromtherestaurantswevisitedthis past year. Best of luck in nding that perfect, romantic evening out!Many of you are already keeping in contact with us thru Facebook, and I can now invite you to enjoy our new website,www.esterolifestylemag.com.YoucannowenjoyEstero LifestyleMagazineon-the-goonall ofyourmobiledevicesincluding: I-phone, I-pad and android phone or tablet. You can more easily share your thoughts, suggestions and story ideas. In addition, there are now new digital marketingopportunitiesavailableto the many business owners who enjoy themagazineeachmonth.Logon, enjoyandsharetheLifestylewith your friends, family and associates.Finally,IwishyouaHappy ValentinesDay.Ihopeyoundand enjoy the love we all need and you are abletosharethedaywithsomeone special and celebrate in your own way. Love is a special emotion that enables us to feel complete. May it ll the air, notonlythismonth,butthroughout the year!Sountilnextmonth,Enjoythe Lifestyle! GaryFEBRUARY 2013from the publisherAD8 FEBRUARY 2013|LIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COMPUBLISHER Gary IsraelEDITOR IN CHIEF Michael KoretzkyASSOCIATE EDITOR Danielle TarrantCREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus SmitART DIRECTOR Alexander HernandezMARKETING MANAGER Megan SadakaWRITERSLaura Cummings, Laura Gates, Kevin Lane, Bruce TurkelPHOTOGRAPHERSLaura GatesDowntown Photo/Fort Lauderdale, Dreamfocus PhotographyADVERTISING SALESGary IsraelJill HorowitzRona LevensonSally NicholasBeth TacheLIFESTYLE PUBLICATIONS, LLCCHAIRMAN Gary PressPRESIDENT Jim Norton3511 W. Commercial Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 954.377.9470|fax 954.377.9418www.lifestylemagazinegroup.com2012 Estero Lifestyle is published by Lifestyle Publications, LLC, all rights reserved. Estero Lifestyle is a monthly advertising magazine. All contents are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without written consent from the publisher. The advertiser is solely responsible for ad content and holds publisher harmless from any error.EsteroLifestyleAssisting Buyers, Sellers, Investors & International Clients www.EsteroHomeSales.com 21105 Design Parc Lane, Suite 3, Estero, FL 33928Its about a desired convention a convention meant to capture the luxury and bliss of the Southwest Florida lifestyle. If youre dreaming of beautiful white sand beaches and pristine golf courses in natural preserve settings, youve come to the right place.In our world,SURF& TURFisnt about cuisine.Welcome to the Lifestyle.Our featured communities include:Miromar tWest Bay tGrandezza tThe Brooks tWildcat RunJudi GietzenCell: 239-405-3503judigietzen@gmail.com2013 BEAR Executive Secretary2013 WCR District 5 Vice President2012 President, WCR Bonita Springs-Estero2012 Board of Director Bonita Springs-Estero Board of Directors2012 Estero Chamber of Commerce Membership Chairman2012, 2011, 2010, 2008-2006 Top Producer Award2012 WCR Realtor Member of the Year Award recipient2012 WCR Entrepreneur of Year Award recipientAssisting Buyers, Sellers, Investors & International ClientsAlana ConsoloCell: 239-848-7080alana.consolo@gmail.com2013 WCR Bonita-Estero VP of Membership2012 WCR Bonita Springs - Estero Community Outreach Chair2012 WCR Rising Star Award recipientOwner/Broker Realtor10 JANUARY 2013 12 BUZZ20 WELLNESSSTYLE22Valentines Style:Seeing Red26Travel Style:AlaskaCOVER STORY 28Love is in the Air:Estero CouplesCelebrate Their LoveHAPPENINGS32ICSL DinnerBIZ STYLE34A Growing Business DINING REVIEW36Best of Estero DIning42 CALENDAR OF EVENTSSCENE ON SITE44Taras Jingle Jog46Beef OBradys48Coconut Point NewYears Art Festival50AND ANOTHER THING FEBRUARY 20132836423426contentsLIFESTYLEMAGAZINEGROUP.COM|FEBRUARY 2013 1112 JANUARY 2013ThesecondannualHomeDesignShowbringstopinterior decor experts to the Miromar Design Center for three full days of seminars and tips to make your home beautiful. This years keynote speaker is Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, a noted authority on periodhomesandhistoricstyles,authorof11booksandowner oftwointeriordesignrms.LadyHenriettarecentlylauncheda furniture line inspired by 18th century European designs infused with contemporary appeal for Maitland Smith (available at Henredon Interior Design Showroom in the Miromar Design Center).WhiletheHomeDesignShowisfree,ticketsforthekeynote event are $15 and benet the Youth Music Education Program at the Naples Philharmonic. Lady Henrietta will speak on February 14 at 1 p.m. and will be available to sign autographs. Tickets may be purchased online at www.miromardesigncenter.com or by calling (239)390-8207.During the three-day design show, guests are invited to preview the Design Centers newest collections and vote for your favorite dreamroomfeaturingsignaturefurnishingsandnishingsto showcasethearrayofluxuryhomeitemsavailableatMiromar Design Center. Take an art walk, register to win home decor prizes, see trunk shows and shop at your leisure while hearing from more than 50 industry experts ready to inspire.MIROMAR