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004palette winter 2015contents 028 alternative parentingWhile starting a family is a process that has taken place since the beginning of civilization, some American families are forging a brave new trail.034 culinary artistryElegant and avorful, the dishes and ambience delicately crafted by local catering company Le Basque have elevated art exhibit openings and wedding parties from eventful to sublime.042 follow the snowWe may have an abundance of sunshine and watersports, but sometimes winter just begs for a little snowy action. Thats why this season you should go West! 048 the joy of givingWhether youre clear out of ideas or a gift-giving maven, theres always something new or different to consider. Who knows? Any one of these wonderful items could make a great gift to self! r f ntnbb n bf nFEATURES
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08palette winter 2015letter We have come to that time when we re ect on the years events. As I look back on 2015, Im still amazed that less than 12 months ago Palette was a mere idea oating around our of ce. Im happy to say that this issue marks our fourth and nal one for 2015, and what an exciting year it has been! among them the Florida Magazine Associations Charlie Award for Best New Magazine, Creativity International Awards silver in the Magazine Design Complete category and a nod from American Inhouse Design Awards for Publication Design. What makes this especially exciting is seeing that an LGBTQ publication is receiving so much recognition from the publishing industry. As we careen toward 2016, Im excited to announce that Palette will be going from quarterly to bimonthly. We will strive to inform and entertain as we address some of the communitys most pressing concerns. We want to thank everyone for all the support. Knowing that you are behind us invigorates us to continue to work for you. I hope you enjoy this issue. We have covered a number of engaging and fun topics from families to our rst annual gift guide. We will see you again in February when our rst issue of 2016 hits the streets. In the meantime, I wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Dont forget to send your tweets to @palettelgbt or drop me a line at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook as well. Wed love to see your holiday photos! Stay Gold, Ethan Duran Creative Director As with any new venture, you never really know how it will be received. Luckily, Palette has met with great support and humbling praise. We have received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback, and most of it revolved around how a publications like this was sorely needed locally. But the kudos didnt stay within the community. This past year we won several awards too, @ rf @ rf n
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022palette winter 2015get culturedBe sure to buy the art you love during this winters visual extravaganza. by SHAYNE BENOWITZ rfntbWhen the international art scene descends upon Miami in December for Art Basel Miami Beach, the city transforms into North Americas largest art market. In that brief time, deals will be made and works by todays most dynamic contemporary artists will nd new homes with seasoned art collectors and rst-time buyers making their rst acquisitions. Miami gallery owners, Nina Johnson-Milewski of Gallery Diet and Robert Fontaine of the Robert Fontaine Gallery both in Wynwood offer advice on how to buy art. The rst rule is: There are no rules in art, says Fontaine. People come to Art Basel to be surprised, to learn more about things they havent seen. Theres a certain level of spontaneity, he says. With so many fairs, you cant see it all, and Im not sure its even worth trying. Sometimes no plan is a plan. Johnson-Milewski stresses the importance of slowing down and not getting caught up in Basel fever. Dont feel pressured by the energy of the week and wind up making a $50,000 mistake. rf But she also cautions against being too gun shy, saying rst timers may psyche themselves out by doing too much research or looking at too many pieces. Its a learning experience. Go ahead and take the leap. Its living with these objects that gives you your taste. Similarly, Fontaine suggests emerging collectors shop emerging artists. Theres a beautiful and romantic parallel there, he says. You get to watch an artist ourish over the course of his career and be rewarded for having good taste. He recommends Scope, Miami Project, X Contemporary and Context as top fairs for this kind of purchase. ntb Seasoned collectors looking to round out their collections may want to ll in the blanks either chronologically or with a new medium they have yet to explore. For instance, Fontaine has a client whose collection includes pop, abstract and surrealism. Shes currently buying works from New York Citys abstract expressionist movement that spans the late 1940s through 1950s. Johnson-Milewski suggests exploring uncharted territories. Theres a generation of collectors with an aversion to new media and video work. They can use Art Basel to see a whole breadth of artists and gain an understanding about this medium. She also suggests visiting Design Miami/ to experience the best of the design world. n When spending a great deal of money, every buyer wants to make an informed decision and hopes to buy work that retains its value and cultural signi cance. However, theres no foolproof way to do this. Ultimately, she says, You want to buy something because you love it, and youre going to live with it. Theres no sense in owning something that increases in value 10 times that you hate. Fontaine echoes her sentiment. Art is about the human experience. It cant be manufactured on the assembly line. Its about the person behind it, he adds. Its a wonderful coincidence that its also an investment, but that shouldnt be the driving mechanism.
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024the dishRing in the New Year and dine in style at restaurants that know how to party. by SHAYNE BENOWITZ Plans for New Years Eve can range from heading to house parties to counting down the seconds at street festivals, but at some point, youve got to eat. Get dinner and a midnight toast at a few local restaurants that are worthy of their own reworks. At 356 acres, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is a world unto itself. Its no wonder the legendary resort is throwing an over-the-top New Years Eve bash spanning the entire property. Indulge in an extravagant buffet dinner featuring a raw bar, sushi and carving stations complemented by freeowing Champagne and an allnight open bar at their Rock the Block party. Premium upgrades range from the intimate Spa Garden VIP Party to private leather lounge cabanas on the golf courses 18th hole for prime views of the reworks spectacular. With live entertainment by Grammy Awardwinning, Hip Hop Hall of Famers Naughty by Nature and an opening act by Robin S., the night promises to be a festive New Years fete. Revelers who want their dinner to take center stage, should reserve a table at the Tuscan trattoria Lucca overlooking the Intracoastal. Just off Palm Court, you can dine on sophisticated treats like whipped ricotta with local honeycomb, sea salt and olive oil or main dishes like lamb sugo with handmade pasta, artichoke, mint and English peas. The awardwinning wine list boasts Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne. Rock the Block tickets start at $115 and dinner reservations are available exclusively to club members and hotel guests. bocaresorts.com/events El Tucn burst onto the nightlife scene in October with the kind of showmanship that Miami hasnt seen in decades. The unapologetically lively spot is hearkening back to the glamorous dinner-and-ashow formula of 1940s Cuba, and in doing so bringing something radically different to the Magic Citys landscape. Think, breezy, subtropical glitz in a dimly lit club with rounded velvet booth seating, tropical foliage and tromp loeuil design ourishes painted on the walls. At the two nightly dinner options, revelers are treated to musical acts and performers decked out in elaborate costumes by Danny Santiago where Grammy Awardwinning pianist and composer Marlow Rosado and the Tucn Band set the tone for the evening. Headlining acts have ranged from electro-pop duo Afrobeta and chanteuse Camila Luna to gypsy jazz ensemble French Horns. Featuring a Peruvian and pan-Latin fusion menu by New Zealand chef Jean Paul Lourdes and cocktails by Bar Lab, El Tucn will no doubt be one of Miamis hottest spots on New Years Eve. eltucanmiami.com rfnntb
palette winter 2015 The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos newest dining concept, Kuro, offers a sumptuous multicourse dining experience with dishes ranging from Hokkaido scallop sashimi with yuzu by executive sushi chef Shuji Hiyakawa to koji lamb with cauliower and kabocha croquettes in a blueberry demi. The unique Japanese craft kitchen is led by executive chef Alex Q. Becker, formerly of Nobu and Katsuya, and also offers cocktails by mixologist Jared Boller. These are organized by avor proles: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami. The signature Kuro cocktail is an umami concoction made of rum, squid ink, black sesame seeds, lime juice and pineapple. The 240-seat, theater-style restaurant is setup for live entertainment and a high-energy vibe that spills onto the outdoor patio overlooking the resorts newly remodeled pool. At a venue known for entertainment, New Years Eve at Kuro is sure to dazzle. Seminolehardrockhollywood.com/ ne-dining.htm Ring in the New Year in barefoot luxury at the newly renovated Amara Cay Resort in Islamorada. Helmed by executive chef Dario Olivera, the resorts Oltremare Ristorante offers a fusion of regional ingredients and locally caught sh prepared in a Mediterranean-inspired Italian kitchen. Standout dishes include Cedar Key Clams atop a bed of taglietelle with cherry tomatoes swimming in a broth of garlic, chili, butter and white wine. Cracked Conch Francese is prepared with lemon and caper brown butter; and the sweet goat cheese tart topped with berries and mango pure makes for a perfect dessert. Designed to connect guests to the sea, the whitewashed, wood-paneled dining room is punctuated by waxy green palms and wingback wire chairs with nautical ourishes. Expect live entertainment paired with sumptuous fare and owing Champagne on New Years Eve. Amaracayresort.com/oltremareristorante rfntbf f f f f fnb
026palette winter 2015after hours rfntbtff Confession: I was a worldly transplant from a Northern suburb, sitting at a chic Miami caf, circa 1990. I was ordering a cup of coffee and a croissant, when the waitress asked, What kind of coffee? I looked up, confused. She looked down bemused and said shed bring me an American. What I soon learned was that back then and now South Florida has had a robust international coffee culture. Soon, I was savoring silky cups of caf con leche and craving the thimble-sized, cracklike cafecitos served at so many ventanas (meaning window in Spanish) on Miami street corners. But Gertrudes (an homage to Gertrude Stein and her literati salon in Paris) was a Magic City wonder. Tucked between raw gallery spaces and vintage shops on Lincoln Road, the early-90s coffee bar was a hot spot for South Beachs high society artists, sun-chasing Europeans and statuesque drag queens. Some patrons identi ed as all three. Gertrudes, like so many places back then, was eventually bitch slapped to its demise by a posse of Starbucks. But today, South Floridas coffee scene slow roasting over two decades is, dare I say, brewing with eclectic, multi-ethnic, late-night possibilities. Youll also spot several artisan tea houses with subtle hints of familyfriendly avor. So, set down your doublemocha-soy-sugar-free latte, recycle that super-sized paper cup and follow your nose to Havana Coffee and Tea in downtown Miami. There, classic Latin blends are infused with smooth, hipster vibes (just picture a Cuban coffee shop with brick walls and plush sofas). Choose from your standard cortaditos and coladas to the more exotic yerba mates (a naturally caffeinated, antioxidant-rich tea popular in South America). Youll also nd a generous selection of wine and beer, as well as plenty of pastelitos to stave off the jitters. For something more salacious, go down to Key West and ask for The All-Nighter at Better Than Sex, a deliciously naughty coffee and dessert bar. The signature beverage one of several caffeinated libations served there is described as liquor with sexy spiced coffee in your choice of a caramel, white chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate rimmed coffee glass. Make sure to top it off with a dessert; may I suggest a Peanut-Butter Perversion or a Tongue Bath Truf e, perhaps? Fort Lauderdales Awa Na Kava is an enticing last-stop to top a night on The Drive (otherwise known as Wilton Drive, the hub of the gayborhood). There are plenty of ways to address your oral xation here too. Cups of kava, a plantbased, anti-anxiety elixir, are served in coconut shells. You can also enjoy a bit of hookah pipe or grab the mic and serenade your date with some karaoke. Farther north, Yaxche Tearoom, formerly Shaffers Tearoom, in downtown Delray Beach is not your grandmothers olde tea shoppe. The-multicolored cottage think: Mad Hatter meets Jimmy Buffet is home to more than 100 teas. All their beverages are steeped in Goodwater+ Yaxches certi ed, 100 percent puri ed brand of water. Sip some home-brewed kombucha, a Japanese fermented tea favored by feel-good yogi types. Weekends here get quite lively. This is when youll nd a guitar player strumming on the porch or a patrons dog lapping puri ed water. Its all oddly reminiscent of South Beachs early heyday minus a few bedazzling drag queens.From macchiatos to kombucha, these late-night spots serve up hot beverages with a side of cool. by JULIE BALTER
On October 16, the Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale broke ground and built a playground for LGBT families to enjoy. It took six hours to build, met with wide praise and was instantly adopted by a community that lacked a dedicated space. A playground is more than just a physical space, says Robert Boo, CEO of The Pride Center at Equality Park. Creative play is developmentally important for our children and future leaders. Todd Delmay, who along with his husband Jeff was one of the first same-sex couples to get married in Florida when marriage equality came to the state in early 2015, agrees. Pride Centers have served many important needs within the LGBTQ community over the years, but this need in particular broadens and exemplifies our ideals for equality, he says. While statistics vary from state to state, the 2010 U.S. Census analyzed by The Williams Institute re ects a growing number of children being raised by parents who identify as LGBT approximately 2 million nationwide. Increasingly American families are coming together in different ways, and the idea of what a family looks like is changing faster than anyone expected. Whether blended, interracial, ethnically diverse or same-sex, people are challenging the notion of a traditional family. While the fear and hesitation about whether same-sex couples should raise children has dissipated, it hasnt disappeared. Just last November, the Church of Latter Day Saints of cially updated its handbooks to address these rapid social changes, barring the children of same-sex couples from services until they have turned 18, moved out of their homes and denounced their parents. While that may be how some see this social development, a recent study by The Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin reveals another part of the story that can inject some data into the national conversation. According to the study, same-sex parents spend more time with their children than different-sex parents, with families headed by two mothers spending the most amount of time together 40 percent more time than parents spend on average. For many, the natural drive and desire to raise children is inescapable, regardless of what their orientation is or what social obstacles may be present. Places like the playground at Equality Park may re ect a growing acceptance of this reality. But it will take time to make something as normal as a family appear, well, normal. The following couples shared their stories in their own words. by sole sastre photography by christina mendenhall family matters Despite all the odds, a growing number of people across the country are creating a new portrait of the American family. 029
Courtney and I met in Gainesville when we were in college in 2002. We started dating a year before graduation. I proposed to her on Christmas day in 2006. We had a symbolic wedding/celebration of our love at the Anne Kolb Nature Center in Hollywood in February 2011. Both Courtney and I de nitely wanted children, and Courtney always wanted to experience pregnancy. So after choosing a sperm donor and deciding on arti cial insemination, Courtney got pregnant with Margot. Our beautiful baby was born on June 24, 2013. We were legally married at the Hollywood Courthouse the week gay marriage became legal in Florida earlier this year. What changed the most for you when Margot came into your lives? I think our perspective of parenthood has changed since becoming parents. We never fully understood how much patience and sacri ce our parents gave us throughout our lives and still to this day. Also, we never realized how profound and unique our love for Margot would be. It is an amazing love that we have never felt before. What is the most dif cult part of parenting for you? Its the insecurity of being rst time parents. Its a lot of work and responsibility to train and teach a person to be a well-rounded and happy individual. Sometimes I [Simone] over-analyze situations. I need to step back and let some things go. What do you wish people knew or understood about your experience? I was thinking about this question a lot today and initially I felt that our experience of parenthood and family is probably a universal one. Then I thought about how we have never been so out in our lives, both personally and professionally. We are so proud of Margot and want her to grow up being con dent about her identity and her family. It is because of her that we feel we need to lead by example and be proud and out about who we are. What makes it all worthwhile? MARGOT! We are overjoyed to share our love and lives with such a beautiful little being. Every day is a new day that brings feelings of contentment, happiness and an intense love between us. Also, the love between me and Courtney that continues to grow in different areas is wonderful. It is amazing to feel our love expand and evolve received and reciprocated. I dont think words can give it justice. Are facilities like the playground at Equality Park necessary? We are very excited about this playground and think its important for LGBT families to have a space where they have a shared identity with others. Margot may not necessarily have similar family structures with her classmates, relatives or friends, but its nice to know she will at the park. PARENTS: Simone Williams and Courtney Krasnor CHILD: Margot, 2 CITY: Hollywood
We met and started dating in 2003. Although the landscape for same-sex families was very different than it is today, we discussed having kids on our second date. Looking back, we never recall talking about marriage though that just seemed too unlikely. As our relationship grew, we knew that we were making a lifelong commitment. In 2009 we learned about the opportunity to adopt a baby boy, and we jumped at the chance. Because we could not marry, we decided to go through the legal process to change our last names to Delmay, which is a combination of our birth names Delsol and May. It was made of cial just two days before Blake was born, so together weve always been the Delmays. We knew his birth mother, so we were in the delivery room and cut the umbilical cord. It was such a life-af rming experience for us, and the hospital staff was superb. Amid all of the joys of being new dads, we still had to face the reality that our family would be treated differently. In fact, when we adopted Blake the law forbidding gays from adopting was still in force, so our rst step was for Jeff to adopt Blake as a single parent. It was humiliating, but we were prepared to do what it took to make our family safe. When the gay adoption ban ended, we went back to court so I [Todd] could complete a second parent adoption. What has changed the most for you since Blake came into your lives? Our priorities changed almost from the moment we knew Blake was going to be born. Its more than just about who is going to watch him, where hes going to go to school or making time for play dates and birthday parties. Its about de ning and teaching him the values that are most important to us. Its about putting his needs as a human being front and center and enlisting our community of friends and family to demonstrate those values too. What is the most dif cult part of parenting for you? Time is always the greatest dif culty when it comes to parenting; you never feel like you have enough. We dont think parenting has been more dif cult by being same-sex parents, but it has certainly created a need for us to talk about our family. What makes it all worthwhile? Every milestone we see Blake reach, or when we see him treat a friend with care or show his concern for those around him, we feel that our efforts are worth it. It makes all the difference to know that he is growing up to be more accepting of others, and that he can be accepted. Are facilities like the playground at Equality Park necessary? Absolutely! The playground at Equality Park is so very exciting, and its so necessary. We love that Blake has many friends with same-sex parents, and that they now have a place where they can play together. It will also be a great place for same-sex parents to talk about the challenges of raising kids. PARENTS: Todd and Jeff Delmay CHILD: Blake, 5 CITY: Hollywood
Vanessa and I actually met online. She messaged me and complimented a picture I had posted. I obviously had my two kids before we met, Genesis and Hector. Both of my children were products of arti cial insemination. Our family blended immediately. Vanessa and I would see each other every day, and when it was time for her to go home, Vanessa, Genesis and Hector would all start to cry because they didnt want to part. It was very sweet. She is amazing with them and they have a mutual love that is wonderful to see. Her son, Evan, is an amazing young man. Hes so smart and sweet, just like his mother. What has changed the most for you since becoming a family? Several things changed for me. When the kids were born I was forced to immediately grow up. I was no longer me focused. I worried about everything and everyone that came into contact with them. I became aware of the world and how it viewed families like mine. We havent encountered much discrimination, but it has occurred, and its tough having to explain that. As for my involvement with Vanessas 16-year-old, hes made it so very easy. Hes a great, strong young man. Hes easy to talk to and is never negative, nor has he ever said anything unkind to the two little ones when they become annoying little siblings. What is the most dif cult part of parenting for you? Its hard not cracking a smile or laughing at their antics and the things they say. Something else thats dif cult is raising them to be good, decent, responsible and productive members of society. Raising a man and a woman that are compassionate and secure. I question my decisions on a constant basis, because I worry about how it will impact their future. Before Vanessa came along, I was a single parent for three years. I was consumed by my children. Its grown to be quite a dif cult task to spend quality alone time with my partner without feeling guilty. Vanessa is amazing at understanding me and that we have the kids around 98 percent of the time. What do you wish people knew or understood about your experience? I wish people would know and recognize that were a family like any other, no need to stare or criticize. Our children can hear and see you. We just built our family a little differently, but we still love and respect each other. Were a household that does the same things any other would do. We cook, clean, etc. PARENTS: Sandra Garcia and Vanessa Bench CHILDREN: Evan, 16 [not pictured]; Genesis, 7 and Hector, 3 CITY: Miami What makes it all worthwhile? Its the unconditional love and look in their eyes. Its exhausting, but when they say they love you or look up at you half asleep, smile and kiss you....words cant describe it. Are facilities like the playground at Equality Park necessary? I think its AWESOME that the Pride Center built the rst playground for LGBT families in the country. The center is a wonderful place full of resources for our community. Itll be a playground where all kids will be welcome, and the kids will see that there are other families like us out there. 032
We met in New Moon. I already knew Naumara because we were both in nursing school. I had a huge crush on her and everyone knew it. One night my best friend and I decided to go to a lounge in Fort Lauderdale, and there she was. After a couple drinks my best friend tricked me into walking past her. As I passed, she stopped to tell me I was beautiful And that was that. We met for coffee twice, and the rest is history. On our rst coffee date Kyla was one of the rst bombs I dropped. My daughter at the time was 10 years old. Naumara: When she rst told me that she had a child, I was taken aback. I wasnt sure this is where I wanted to be. Although I had always loved children, I had given up on the thought of having my own. But I was wrong, Kyla is another piece of the puzzle. She is an extension of Kate; they are my everything. What has changed the most for you since becoming a family? Kyla: Truthfully, only few things have changed, and they have changed for the better. Instead of one maternal in uence, I now have two mothers showing me how to be an important woman in society. I can also say that while theres more discipline, there is a lot more fun. The three of us are like the Three Stooges or the Three Amigos. Naumara: There was quite a bit of adjusting for me. It took me sometime to realize that I could not live the way I used to. Spontaneous was replaced by calculated. It is all to create a safe and comfortable home, so she has a strong foundation. Being a good role model for my child is a priority now, as it is for any parent. Being able to gure this out is what makes you ready to raise a child, not whether you are gay or straight. It is what you are willing to compromise to raise that little person the best way. What is the most dif cult part of parenting for you? Naumara: As an adult you see the world through tainted eyes. As a child you see the beauty in everything. That beautiful innocence is what scares me. I try to talk to her constantly, about everything. What do you wish people knew or understood about your experience? Naumara: I wish people would understand that our relationship is just like theirs. We experience the same trials and tribulations that all couples experience. It is still the same compromising and understanding of another human being. What makes it all worthwhile? Kyla: There is nowhere I would rather be. I love people who love me with all the might in their hearts, and at the end of the day, theres no one I feel more comfortable or safe or natural around but my parents. Naumara: The love and memories on this journey make it all worthwhile. Are facilities like the playground at Equality Park necessary? Kate: Equality itself means that everyone is the same. I dont think that a single park makes us equals per se. We should feel comfortable and safe taking our children to any park wed like. PARENTS: Kate Harrison and Naumara Delgado CHILD: Kyla Cruz, 14 CITY: Hollywood
The gentlemen of Le Basque serve up culinary artistry. By John Dangaran Photography By Christina Mendenhall ymphony enses S of the
he moment he arrives Alejandro Muguerza, president of high-end catering company Le Basque, is on the patio setting up. In his mind, he is arranging trays laden with food, garnishing nonexistent cocktails and lling imaginary Champagne utes. As he moves, he directs what should go where and when each dish should exit the kitchen. Hes like a thundering thoroughbred straight out of the gates. Alex Muguerza, president of Le Basque, has the kind of vision that sets the stage for a legendary event. T On either side, Muguerza is anked by his business partners, Executive Vice President Ian Perris and Chief Operating Of cer Jim Mozina. Muguerza may be taking the creative lead, but the three circle and dance around one another, each taking in the situation from a different angle. Today, everything will take place outdoors: the hors doeuvres, the cocktails and the buffet. Once a decision is made, as fast as they came together, they break: Perris corrals the waitstaff, Mozina orchestrates arrangements and Muguerza heads to the kitchen. Donning a pair of plaid pants, a thinly striped guayabera with a popped collar and thick-rimmed glasses hanging off the top button of his shirt, Muguerza exudes con dence with creative air. A few dashes of salt-and-pepper are sprinkled over his neatly trimmed beard and slicked back comb-over. In contrast, Perris is clean shaven. Streaks of silver shine through his yaway hair. His years of experience within the service industry are obvious. Even at ease, he stands tall with both hands clasped behind his back. On rst glance, he comes across as the most serious of the three, but gives himself away when he cracks a wide smile. Mozina sports a dark beard and khaki chinos. The sleeves of his blue plaid button-up are rolled to the elbows. He seems to be giving everything a calculated look as if trying to gure out how to make Muguerzas concepts reality. The three partners may seem like an unlikely trio: Muguerza, a Basque, was once a corporate lawyer; Mozina, a Canadian by way of the Midwest, was an engineer; and Perris, an Englishman, ran some of the most prestigious households in Britain,
including that of the Lord Mayor of London, Dorothy de Rothschild and the late Earl Spencer father of the late Diana, Princess of Wales. But together they founded Le Basque in the winter of 1992. We all have our mtier in the company, Mozina tells me. Im more logistics in the of ce. Ian deals with staff and service on a day-to-day basis; and Alex is coming up with new menu ideas, bringing menu ideas back from the Basque country. We all have our focus, and we also intermingle in each others jobs. The three do have one thing in common: their love for the Basque Country. In case you are unfamiliar, the Basque Country is an autonomous region in a northern corner of Spain. It is sometimes dif cult to de ne on a map, as it culturally The three do have one thing in common: their love for the Basque Country. transcends the borders between the northwest of Spain and southwest France. Though Le Basque takes its cues from this part of the world, the approach is decidedly international. [Our] recipes are from and inspired by Basque dishes, but then we give them a twist, says Muguerza. You go to a traditional Basque restaurant [and] you know you are eating incredibly well, but then you go to one of the three Michelin Stars in San Sebastian, and what you are eating is fusion. Its fusion with a Basque touch. Le Basque specializes in personalized catering and event planning for corporate and private clients. No two projects are alike, quite simply because no two events are the same. They seem to Poised and proper, Ian Perris believes the key to a successful event is discretion.really enjoy focusing on the distinct features of each client, the event space and the guests who will be in attendance. The party re ects the best of the clients themselves, explains Muguerza. Its almost like branding themselves. Its customized to them. Le Basque does have a recognizable style though. Much like a piece by a well-known artist, you can instantly tell who is behind the creation, even if you are unable to express how you know it. Le Basque has its own 037
signature. It could be the dcor, the warm ambient lighting, the uniformed staff, the seamless service or a combination of all of these. In fact, authenticity and seamlessness are crucial when they stage events. One of the most important things in catering is the look of the whole event, says Perris. If its a private house... you dont want it to look catered or produced. Mozina takes this concept a step further, A big part of Sometimes people nd its a big hurdle to hire a caterer... they may feel its a point of pride. Our goal is to make it look like there is no caterer in your home. It has to be discreet, Perris insists. Discretion is very important. Thats a big part of the company. So whats their take on the holidays and all the entertaining that usually takes place at that time? I think whats nice about the holidays are the traditions, Mozina explains. Weve had some clients whove had the exact same menu for 20 years. They dont want something modern they saw in a restaurant or hotel yesterday. They want something that reminds them of being with family. Sometimes well be cooking the recipe of their grandmothers. Everyone has in their mind a little bit of a Norman Rockwell scene of what a holiday party A consummate engineer, Jim Mozina sees to it that creative visions become sublime reality. what we do is disappearing. We wouldnt be working in the kitchen. We would be working in the garage, because wed want it to look like the home is undisturbed, he says. We always try to hide and disappear and blend in, and make the home, the guests and the environment the star. Thats something Mozina believes sets his company apart. I think a lot of caterers have it backwards where they have all the waiters with the logo, he says pointing at his chest, The napkins are printed, theres business cards on the table. They think its a corporate meet and greet. Its not; its a private affair. Perris emphatically agrees, At the end of the day it should look like its your household help doing the party. Thats the look you want. The best compliment to a hostess is: Oh, I didnt know it was catered, says Mozina. Our recipes are from and inspired by Basque dishes, but then we give them a twist.
should have in it. You have to have some of those elements for it to feel authentic. Of course, talk about holiday plans is not complete without a discussion on how to throw a proper New Years Eve bash. A lot of drink, says Perris. A bar is vital. I think the food is really secondary. You need food, but it should be a latenight type of food. The ideal food for New Years is a buffet, adds Mozina. Youre never going to rope everyone into arriving at a certain time. Theyre coming from many different places. You just want people to be done eating with enough time to get happy before the clock strikes, and from that point on its just drink. Then maybe at two or three oclock in the morning you can pass some little hot things. In retrospect, looking at all the work that took place throughout the day, whats left is a gorgeous setting with a staff that is impeccably dressed, knowledgeable and prepared to serve. Its pure magic. As much as the event is staged with menu and presentation carefully calculated it all comes across as incredibly natural. And that is what Le Basque does. There are no unplanned props. The bar is not set near the koi pond because it looks pretty. Its there because when guests decide to head to the patio, their eyes naturally gravitate toward the water. There is no better place to make a drink and explore the deeper recesses of the propertys lush landscape. That kind of forethought entices guests farther into a home. At any given moment someone could walk up the to the bar and pour themselves a drink or help themselves at the buffet table. There is indeed magic in what Le Basque does. Their execution often makes the time spent at an event feel surreal. But its actually the honesty of their conviction and the sheer delight they take in what they do that has me daydreaming about taking off to northern Spain.Chef Mike Veloz is the man in the kitchen at many Le Basque events, making everything from Quail with Fagiole and Potato Parmentier to Salmon Tartare. As much as the event is staged, with food and presentation being precisely calculated, it all comes across as incredibly natural.Hair and makeup: JPenn Hair and Makeup Artist Photos shot on location at the Betancourt family home, an enchanting tropical estate within Snapper Creek Lakes in Coral Gables. For more information, contact Vivian R. Serralta with EWM Realty International at 305.960.2616.
If your idea of winter entertainment involves plenty of active pursuits, fabulous parties and a good deal of snow, theres just one thing to do: Go West!by Erica LandauHit theSlopes rf
out west may embody American spirit and grit, but you dont have to check comfort, community and nightlife at the cabin door when heading on a wintry, outdoor adventure. Instead, check out these ve LGBT-friendly destinations, all located in North Americas western corridor and all offering a different slice of the continent, before choosing your perfect winter wonderland.AspenThere are few things as luxurious as a ski vacation in Aspen. Veiled in crisp blue skies and surrounded on three sides by gleaming snow-white peaks, this old mining town swells with furs, ash, celebrity sightings and general fabulousness during the winter months. Going But a serious nightlife scene doesnt come at the expense of sport. Skiers and snowboarders can choose from four mountains: Aspen Snowmass, with its 150 miles of trails, is the perfect one-stop destination, offering something for all skill levels; Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands deliver more challenging terrain for experienced skiers; and Buttermilk, home of the ESPN Winter X Games, has a surfeit of slopes devoted to beginners and intermediate practitioners. You can take on all four with one convenient lift ticket. And its only the lifts that stop when the sky grows dark. Aspen keeps up with a nightlife scene as sizzling as any hot-tub get-together. Aspen was home to the rst-ever Gay Ski Week in the 1970s, back when only a few California ski clubs comprised the entirety of the now season-long, multi-destination rfntn b rrf
rfevent. Today, Aspen Gay Ski Week, which takes place mid-January, consists of a wide range of activities, including aprs ski parties and cocktail receptions around town. There are also numerous lunch and dinner events, a comedy night, a free-for-all pool party and a roster of performers and DJs. The award-winning Ellina is a must for visitors seeking a cool atmosphere, upscale dining and an extensive wine list. On the other side of the spectrum, Hops Culture serves up an incredible beer selection to pair with comfort foods like its signature gourmet mac-and-cheese which comes in three variations. Gay-friendly hotels include the modern and centrally located Limelight Hotel, the historic Hotel Jerome, which also houses LGBTfavorite nightspot J-Bar, and the bustling Sky Hotel with ski-in access from Aspen Mountain. Lake TahoeLake Tahoe moves at a slower pace than some of its counterparts. But the laid-back vibes only serve to enhance one of the richest and most gorgeous wintery backdrops you will ever encounter. Nestled between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe offers no less than seven ski resorts, all situated around or near the giant, deep blue lake. The lake alone, which is the greatest draw outside the snowcapped mountains, spans 22 by 12 miles and is the second deepest in the U.S. You may not be able to swim in it in the winter, but the sweeping views of the fresh topaz water as you glide down the mountain or ride up the gondola alone are worth the price of your lift ticket. Its almost impossible to hit every noteworthy destination in a single trip when vacationing in Tahoe. With hundreds of lifts, thousands of acres of varied terrain and fun and entertainment at every base facility, the possibilities are virtually endless. Few match Heavenly Mountains bounty, though. The mountain, which straddles the California and Nevada border, offers unrivaled views of the lake and the Nevada landscape, as well as the areas longest vertical drop and the most expansive options of any area resort. Such beauty and selection doesnt come cheap, however expect a day pass to set you back around $100. If other mountains beckon, the California slopes at the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort have an extensive network of trails suitable for beginners, and Mt. Rose draws experienced snow-sport enthusiasts to its legendary chutes, daring skiers to traverse some of the steepest terrain in North America. Aspen was home to the firstever Gay Ski Week in the 1970s, back when only a few ski clubs comprised the entirety of the now season-long event. rfnt 045
VancouverAn hour and a half north of Vancouver, the resort town of Whistler glistens between Blackcomb Peak and Whistler Mountain. Whistler gets its name from the high, oddly pleasing scream of the hoary marmot or whistle pig though if the name also suggests speed and wind, the association isnt accidental. Until the 1960s, the municipality of Whistler was called Alta Lake, and the mountain was called London because of its penumbra of fog. The names were changed in the 1960s in the hopes of luring both tourists and, perhaps, the Olympics. The strategy worked. Whistler is one of the most stunning resort towns in the continent, as the world learned when Whistler and Blackcomb became prominent gaming locations for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Nearly as attractive as the surrounding scenery and on a vastly more human scale, tiny Whistler village looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting come to life an almost too-perfect wonderland of cobblestones, bridges, inns and taverns, hearths, chimneys and warm yellow light spilling out of shops and warm cafs. The coziness of the village doesnt hint that the town harbors some legitimately wild nightlife, mostly in gay-friendly joints like Buffalo Bills and Maxx Fish. From January 23 to 31, Whistler will glam up for its annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, and thousands from across the globe will descend on the village to rfntbrft rfrnt bf rnrf fr tnr bn tbrn
rfparty in the streets. Near the end of the week, they will mount a ski-born pride parade down Whistlers face. Accommodations there are all gay friendly, from the grand Whistler has a lovely Four Seasons to the funky pet-friendly Aava Whistler Hotel underwrites local LGBT events, and many visitors report that its hot tubs are wonderfully steamy.MontanaThe zigzagging southeastern border between Montana and Idaho wanders over much of the countrys most amazing scenery. On the Montana side, just a few miles shy of Yellowstone National Park, is Big Sky. The town is divided into two sections: the Mountain Village, where youll nd the immense Big Sky Resort, and the Meadow Village, thousands of feet below. At the latter, summertime visitors can access whitewater rafting, kayaking and world-class y shing; and visitors there can nd a number of faux-oldtimey businesses of considerable charm throughout the year. Mostly, though, youll nd space. Even the largest of the businesses in town are dwarfed by the surrounding terrain and the (big) sky overhead. Big Sky Resort, the countrys largest ski resort, includes what used to be the independently owned Spanish Peaks Mountain Club and Moonlight Basin. Together, the resorts boast more than 250 runs, 30 ski lifts and nearly 6,000 acres of explorable mountain terrain. The dining options there are nearly as expansive as the terrain. For a uniquely western take on decadence, gourmands should visit The Cabin Bar and Grill in the Mountain Village, where French pt and Wisconsin brie are served alongside river trout, elk chops and game burgers.JacksonJackson, Wyoming, sits at the southern end of the Jackson Hole valley, just south of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and west of the vast Gros Ventre Wilderness. Take a stroll east of town, and you may nd yourself in the middle of the worlds largest free-ranging herd of elk. Jackson was the rst city in Wyoming to pass anti-discrimination legislation for sexual orientation, and it takes pride in being one of the regions most socially liberal communities. Snow King Mountain which possesses the steepest north-facing slope in the contiguous United States was Wyomings rst ski resort and at 80 years old remains vibrant. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which has come to overshadow Snow King since opening in the 1960s, has one of the countrys greatest concentrations of dif cult slopes spread across Aprs Vous and Rendezvous Mountains. There are also some great eats in downtown Jackson Hole. Check out the duck cakes or the grilled wasabi elk let at The Blue Lion. The steak tartare pizza and a Korean riff on venison at the upscale Snake River Grill are worth checking out, too. 047
HOLIDAYGIFT GUIDEby Daniel GuzmanSure, gift-giving is about the gesture, but handing the perfect present to the right person is much more rewarding than that. Here are some great ideas that can t any budget because if its the thought that counts, at least let it be the best one youve got. 2015 S tep up your gift game Tory Burch for Fitbit Metal Fret Pendant Rose Gold Tory Burch, Bal Harbour Shops toryburch.com Track your steps, distance and sleep cycles without sacrificing an ounce of style with this fashionable take on a fitness tracker.
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054palette winter 2015on trendSound clever and polished or at least coherent when delivering your next toast. by JUSTIN TRABERT Picture this: Youre standing in front of a group of people and all eyes are on you. Beads of sweat start to form on your forehead. Your arm is raised, glass in hand, but then the unthinkable happens: Nothing comes out. The fears surrounding the formalities of a toast are very real for some... but they dont have to be. Follow me as I navigate you through the mechanics, so you too can master a proper toast for holiday season and become the toast of the town! As we clink glasses, it is not unusual to hear someone say, look into my eyes or forsake yourself to bad sex for seven years, as many people believe in this superstition. But, I offer you another insight into the looking into the eyes tradition. In the past, it was commonplace for guests and hosts offering a toast to raise their glasses, make a simple nod and stare into each others eyes as con rmation that the toast was received. Lets examine the formalities. It is not considered in bad form (as some might have you believe) or bad luck to toast with water. As the recipient of the toast, dont ever raise and sip from your glass during a toast in your honor. You would never toast yourself if you were on the receiving side of the toast, as this would be in bad form. Instead, you would receive your toast with much appreciation, only touching your glass, but not raising it or taking a sip. Afterwards, you would rise and give thanks back to your host with a toast in return; only then can you partake in your drink. But this rule is only reserved for toasts made to a guest of honor. When general toasts are made to a group, everyone may take a sip from their glass. Otherwise no one would be able to drink and that is a party I would not want to attend. rfnt There are two times when suggesting or delivering a toast is appropriate: at the beginning of a meal or right before dessert is served. To welcome guests, a host may wish to make a toast at the beginning of the meal. At this point the host may choose to remain seated or rise depending on the situation. Guests should not sip from their wine until the host takes the rst sip. This gives the host the opportunity to make a toast before everyone engages in drink and conversation. If the toast is given before dessert, the host should rise, as most guests will be fully engulfed in conversation with each other and therefore it is easier to get their attention. f Finally, the most worrisome part of a toast for many is well, of course, what to say. Please keep in mind you dont have to give an award-winning performance to win people over. It is best to keep it simple and from the heart. Plan what you would like to say, perhaps even practice a bit. But dont overdo it. Whether you are the host or a guest, you are now armed with some of the ner points of the tradition surrounding a toast. So go out this holiday season with ease and con dence, and enjoy that glass of wine or Champagne knowing you are able to execute the perfect toast or at least one thats faux pas free!
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056health check palette winter 2015This u season, take proper precautions and know what signs to look out for. by WYATT MYERS r frntn bntn r r ttrn rn ttt The u is an infection that can impact people year-round. But as temperatures start to drop, people gather indoors more frequently, making the disease easier to transmit. The droplets formed from sneezes and coughs help to spread the u, which is why you see it more commonly during the winter in schools and in other areas where people are close together, says Kenneth Ratzan, M.D., an infectious disease specialist at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. The u is no fun for anyone who gets it, but in some instances, it can get downright deadly. If your young child has the u, or if you are elderly or pregnant, on cancer chemotherapy or otherwise immunocompromised, you are at particular risk for having complications of the u, says Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., medical director of Infection Control at UHealth University of Miami Health System. This is why taking action against the u is so important. When it comes to protecting yourself and others, the rst step is to get an annual u shot. While the u vaccine is not 100 percent effective, its the best tool available for preventing spread of the disease. The u vaccine is updated every year to ght the common strains of u that are circulating, so you need to get it every year for protection from whats going around right now, says Dr. Ratzan. Youre not only protecting yourself, but protecting others for whom catching the u can be dangerous or even deadly. In addition to the annual vaccine, other steps involve basic respiratory and general hygiene and good old common sense. Make sure you cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, wash your hands often and do not go to work if you have the u, adds Dr. Hooton. If you catch the u early enough, the antiviral medication Tami u (oseltamivir) can treat the symptoms in order to make you more comfortable while also preventing spread of the illness to those around you. Thats why its important to be on the lookout for signs and symptoms of the u ttrin yourself and your loved ones, particularly children. Dr. Ratzan says the early signs can include a general malaise: body aches, headaches, fatigue and fever. Before long, the coughing will set in. It can be either a dry or productive cough. The fever often worsens and can even reach as high as 104 degrees. Its good to see a doctor as soon as possible to determine if medication is an option for you. Tami u is typically only effective within the rst 24 to 48 hours of showing u symptoms. In addition, there are other ways to address the symptoms and get yourself on the way to a speedy recovery. For starters, get plenty of rest and drink lots of uids. Though these steps seem deceptively simple, they are key to helping you feel better while you are ill and getting you back on your feet, too. Taking over-thecounter pain relievers helps. In most cases, the illness will pass within a few days, but its important to seek medical attention, especially if your symptoms worsen.
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058palette winter 2015serious businessLaura Kaplan U.S. Trust Private Client Advisor As warm and inviting in person as the city she calls home, Laura Kaplan is happy to help us understand what marriage equality means for tourism in South Florida. With attention to both social and scal climates, she offers an insiders perspective of the economic forecast. Q: How would you say your clients have positioned themselves to better serve the LGBT community? A: My clients are definitely focused on downtown Miami and Miami Beach. Some of them have sort of gone off-market, farther south, or maybe up north but my clients are really focusing on the growth in Miami. Theyre telling me that relative to other major markets, Miami is relatively inexpensive. Its a great destination as a springboard to other places. A lot of my clients are coming from the northeast and other places where they look at Miami as a cost-effective place to do business, and theyre excited about the opportunities.Q: How does the region or even the state stand to gain economically?A: There will for sure be an increase in tourist dollars and weddings. Theres a popular website, gaydestinationweddings.com, which shows a 77 percent increase in inquiries for gay weddings in South Florida. My clients are starting to get inquiries. I had a client a friend actually who serves the wedding industry that was telling me that in 20 years of business he did about four same-sex weddings. In the last six months hes done ve. If that continues, I think were going to see tremendous things.Q: Why do you think LGBT travelers should choose South Florida?A: Oh my gosh... beautiful beaches, great shopping, great, diverse community. I think the Latin influence makes us special and different from other destinations in the country. You have the benefit of the foreign community without having to travel abroad. Theres amazing food and great infrastructure and it just keeps getting better. My friends come down from New York for the beaches, and theyre blown away by how beautiful this place is.Q: What other issues do you think the industry should support?A: I think we need to open up our eyes and our hearts to the children and understand that theyre kids like everyone else. My daughter has many friends whose parents are same-sex couples and she has questions, like, When your daughter says mommy, who answers? Its just answering very simple questions.QA& rf rntbf b by MEAGAN HERRIN
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