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Photo Credit: Flavio Iryoda MEET Kristen Alyce (right) OF Garbage Gone Glam, Palm Beach, FL | CEO/Founder Vivre Canavs Couture, Palm Beach, FL | Director of Design If you’ve seen the photos of models donning high fashions only to realize their threads are actually flyers, wrappers, pages or caution tape, then you’ve been acquainted with Garbage...

Posted on Jul 10 2016 - 9:57am by Cristyle
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Photo Credit: TheBeerTaster.com MEET Fran Andrewlevich, Co-Founder OF Twisted Trunk Brewing, Palm Beach Gardens, FL What made you decide to open up Twisted Trunk? We have been at capacity at Tequesta since we opened. That great problem had us on the hunt for a second location. My business partner, Matt Webster, and I have always loved the Gardens area. With a fresh...

Posted on Jul 1 2016 - 11:01am by Cristyle
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Photo: Hilton MEET John Parkinson, General Manager OF Hilton West Palm Beach What made you join the Hilton team? I’ve been with Hilton for 13 years working throughout Florida, and joined Hilton West Palm Beach because of my family’s roots at this this area. I spent a lot of time as a child in the Palm Beaches and knew it would be a great place to raise my kids....

Posted on Oct 28 2015 - 4:48pm by Cristyle
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MEET Milka Gordillo, Owner & Creator OF Dreamallows, Palm Beach FL What made you decide to start Dreamallows? What is your culinary background? I graduated from Johnson & Wales – Baking & Pastry. I wanted to revamp marshmallows and remove all preservatives. I knew there was a way of getting a fun, healthy dessert without all the preservatives. Why...

MEET Colin Pate, Chef de Cuisine OF Ironwood Steak and Seafood, Palm Beach Gardens, FL What made you decide to become a chef? What is your culinary background? My mother ultimately influenced my cooking, from helping in the kitchen as far back as I can remember. I was always involved with entertaining family and friends, through creativity, especially around the...

Posted on Aug 28 2015 - 10:32am by Cristyle
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MEET Michelle Lefkowitz, Owner OF Salute Market, Palm Beach Gardens, FL How did the idea of Salute come about? Salute Market was developed based upon the belief that everyone should “enjoy life”. After over 20 years in our individual careers, our team decided to take our skills and experience to develop a new concept that everyone would love. Born and raised...

MEET Libby Volgyes, Owner/Photographer OF Libby Vision, South Florida How did you get started in food photography? I worked at The Palm Beach Post for seven years as a photographer. While there, I wrote about three blogs – everything from dating (don’t ask!) to books to wine. My interest in wine led to my involvement with food – I’d like to say it’s as...

MEET Julien Gremaud, Executive Chef & Owner OF Avocado Grill, West Palm Beach, FL What made you decide to become a chef? What is your culinary background? As a child in addition to the typical “kid” activities, like playing sports, I spent time in the kitchen with my mother. She taught me the basics of cooking and using good ingredients. It was...

MEET Stephen Darling, Chef de Cuisine OF The Colony, Palm Beach FL What made you decide to become a chef? What is your culinary background? I started my culinary career as a steward at a seafood restaurant in my home town of South Portland, Maine. After a while I became a Sous Chef, and became a part-time Floridian at the Jupiter Island Club, returning to Fisher’s...

photo: Delivery Dudes MEET Michael Skarzynski OF Delivery Dudes How did you get involved with Delivery Dudes? I have been in the restaurant industry since 2004 when I moved here from Poland. I came here without speaking English and started as a busboy. I worked my way up to waiter, bartender, and then manager of several high end restaurants. My most recent employer...