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Designer Vagina – Labiaplasty

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Why Getting the Barbie Look Down Under is the New Frontier

The latest trend in plastic surgery isn’t as plain as the nose on your face, and if your neighbor gets hers done, you’re not likely to notice — let’s just say it’s personal.

We’re talking about your lady bits, as they say across the pond. Fans of Grey’s Anatomy know it as your va-jay-jay, it’s okay, say it with me, your vagina.

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“The labia is no longer taboo,” said Dr. Laura Sudarsky. “We talk about labia and vaginas freely today. Our parents used to be embarrassed to say the word breast, now it is part of our vocabulary.”

Whatever you call it, if you’re self-conscious about the way yours looks, you’re not alone.

But just in case you were wondering, our very own Dr. Laura Sudarsky says, beauty, even down there, is in the eye of the beholder.

“There is no correct anatomy for the vagina,” said Dr. Sudarsky. “It’s not supposed to look like this or that. There is no defined esthetic vagina, it is solely up to a woman’s perception.”

Loose lips sink ships and apparently make us uncomfortable under the sheets.

According to the most recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery more than 5,000 labiaplasty surgeries were preformed making it the second fastest growing cosmetic procedure that year (2013) — just behind the behind.

“The vagina ages just like the rest of our bodies, just like your eyes your face, your neck,” said Dr. Sudarsky. “Nobody cares about the facelift, today everyone is talking about vaginas.”

It’s no wonder our crotch conforming clothing once reserved for the gym like leggings and yoga pants have now become everyday street ware, and when it does come to underwear, g-strings and thongs have become the norm. It all started in the early 1990s with growing grooming techniques like the advent of the popular Brazilian wax and the bold, bald trend — going all Telly Savalas.

And now the g-string has landed on the beach. So, if you’re planning on rocking one of these new micro-bikinis this summer, well…

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Enough said.

“Most women don’t want to have labial show, so they can have their labia minora reduced,” said Dr. Sudarsky. “Some woman feel their labia majora are empty and droopy as they age, so we tighten them, or fill them with fat, or use skin tightening procedures.”

“The labia is the new breast, it droops, ages and gets plastic surgery,” said Dr. Sudarsky.

At Esse, you can feel free to drop your panties in a non-judgement zone and tell us just what look will make you happy.

“Women wan to see a female plastic surgeon for labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation where they are not criticized for their requests and their privacy is respected,” said Dr. Stokes.

Interested in knowing more about labiaplasty, come in and talk to us, our lips are sealed!

A healthy fix: Fresh Healthy Vending

You recognize that feeling – crash and burn – and now you can hear your stomach growling to you in four different languages. It’s 3 p.m. and your body is calling for a “pick me up.”Michelles-blog-257

Unfortunately that “pick me up” is a “never should have picked that up,” high-fat, high-sugar snack grabbed from the notorious dealer of afternoon garbage, the vending machine.

It’s 2015; finding healthier choices just got easier with Fresh Healthy Vending.

This isn’t your mama’s vending machine. Fresh Healthy Vending machines are high-tech, sleek and loaded with delicious healthy snacks.

“People want healthy options in their communities,” said Brian Fettner, a local franchisee. “In schools specifically, the snacks offered in the machines are intended to align students’ snack and beverage vending machine choices with the federal regulations regarding Smart Snacks contained in the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010. The machines will provide students with access to healthy snack and beverage options such as smoothies, natural juices, fruit, granola bars, baked chips and natural sodas.”

The vending machines are state-of-the-art; although they accept cash, there’s no need to search for money. They also take credit and debit cards, or you can pay with your smartphone – they even play games.

The machines have refrigerated areas so they can offer perishable foods like fruit, veggies, yogurts and smoothies. They also have traditional fare like healthier versions of chips and cookies.

Forget the late afternoon coffee-shop run, Healthy Vending Café serves up gourmet, freshly ground organic coffee, cappuccinos, lattes and espressos – and the goodies that go with them.

Healthy doesn’t necessarily come with a hefty price tag.

“The way we are able to supply them gives our customers the opportunity to purchase healthy snacks for around the same price as traditional junk food vending machines,” said Fettner.

It’s the perfect pairing – convenient and healthy.

“Obviously people go wrong on healthy eating due to convenience,” said Fettner, “Fast food chains are one of the largest industries because of that, but accessible healthy vending alleviates that.”

To find out more about getting a Fresh Healthy Vending machine in your location or for franchise opportunities, visit www.freshvending.com.

A creative lunch

A 20th birthday party is a big deal, especially if you’re an institution in Palm Beach County that strives to bring the arts, culture and education to area school children.

The Center for Creative Education will mark the occasion at their annual luncheon on

April 8 at 11:30 at a beautiful lakefront home in Palm Beach.Michelles-blog-259-second-photo

“The Center for Creative Education Luncheon is always a fan favorite,” said Margie Larkin, director of marketing and communications, “but this year will be especially great as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our organization that uses the arts to open children up to learning.”

The CCE is pulling out all the stops to celebrate as well as raise money for all the wonderful things they do for Palm Beach County kids.

“People will be able to see their donations at work during the luncheon,” said Larkin. “We will be treated to a visit from one of the schools that CCE teaching artists have been working with, Freedom Shores Elementary [in Boynton Beach].”

Last year CCE provided both in-school and after-school programming classes for 12,500 students, many who are considered at risk of failure.

“Not only does CCE work with students who lag behind and are able to catch up to their peers using the visual learning that art provides, but we work with accelerated students to help them excel,” said Larkin.

Co-Chairmen Talbott Maxey, Tom Quick and Tricia Quick and Honorary Chairmen Maura Ziska Christu and Susan Miller are hard at work to make this year’s event the most successful yet.

“As a nonprofit we need to raise more than $1.2 million a year to continue to serve the same number of children we serve now,” said Larkin. “That says nothing of all the children who are on the waiting list, hoping to get into CCE classes. The money raised at the luncheon helps us reach more of these kids.”

Tickets are $300 per person; tables of 10 are available for $2,750. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (561) 805-9927 or visit www.cceflorida.org.

It’s official: Flagler Museum Reaccredited by American Alliance of Museums

One of Florida’s most beloved museums has gotten to hold onto its bragging rights by receiving re-accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.

Once again the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum was bestowed the highest national honor achievable by an American museum, accreditation. Out of the nation’s 20,000 or so museums, only 778 are currently accredited.

News to us, but not the museum, which has held the distinction since 1973, according to David Carson, the museum’s public affairs director.

“We believe that the Flagler Museum continues to qualify for accreditation through its commitment to excellence, its accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement,” said Carson.michelle-210

Accreditation sees that each individual museum holds up to their own high standards and ensures that these organizations continue to uphold the public trust.

Only four sites in the nation have been awarded all three of the highest honors given to historic sites. These are honors are: designation as a National Historic Landmark, accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, and presentation of the Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Preservation and Care of Collections. The Flagler is one of the four.

“Here at the Flagler Museum, we believe that we are entrusted with the job of keeping and maintaining Whitehall and its collections for future generations of the public to visit, enjoy, and learn about the incredible impact that Henry Flagler had on the development of the State of Florida,” said Carson.

The Flagler Museum is located at Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way in Palm Beach. Admission is $18 for adults, $10 for youths ages 13-18, $3 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 get in free. For more information, visit www.flaglermuseum.us or call (561) 655-2833.

Staying Forever Young with Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff

Juan Ponce de León may have discovered Florida, but unfortunately he made a wrong turn while looking for the Fountain of Youth. Apparently, he should have hung a left on PGA Boulevard.

Had he done so, he would have run smack dab into the Estética Institute of the Palm Beaches and Dr. Arturo K. Guiloff, who’s making the world a younger, more beautiful place, one patient at a time.forever-young2

With two state-of-the-art surgical suites, Estética Institute of the Palm Beaches is a one-stop shop offering everything from wrinkle reduction, laser hair removal and laser skin resurfacing to breast augmentations, nose jobs, tummy tucks and liposuction. If it can be nipped and tucked, it can be done here. And here is a comfy place to be.

Estética is a cozy, spa-like facility. Forget cold and clinical – the offices are visually inviting with a natural color palette featuring wood and marble.

The friendly and efficient staff adds to the warm ambiance. That team includes two board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Guiloff and Greg DeLange, along with highly trained anesthetists and registered nurses, and two licensed estheticians.

Estética has all the cool new toys and high-tech procedures, including CoolSculpting, which is designed to contour your shape – it’s all the rage in the world of plastics.

CoolSculpting came about when Harvard University scientists Dieter Manstein, MD, and R. Rox Anderson, MD, observed that some children developed dimples in their cheeks due to eating popsicles. They developed this non-surgical device that cools the skin, killing the subcutaneous fat cells – permanently.

However, Guiloff says this procedure is not a complete alternative to liposuction nor is it as dramatic as a tummy tuck. Instead, CoolSculpting will smooth away small rolls on the tummy, love handles, and those pesky areas of unwanted fat that seem most resistant to diet and exercise.

Sounds too good to be true?

“A lot of people want to know, is it a scam? The truth is it works,” Guiloff said. “Every year we go to a special conference to see what’s new, what’s the latest. We have to have a skeptic’s eye with everything – have there been good studies with enough patients, things that are good come to the surface – those are the things we offer to our patients. The things that are effective, so that patients aren’t wasting their money.”

CoolSculpting has all the elements his patients appreciate. It’s non-invasive so there’s no downtime as well as very little discomfort and side effects, with maybe some minor bruising and possible skin irritation. The procedure takes about an hour. Patients can read, check email or just relax during the procedure. Afterward, patients can resume their regular activities, even sports.

“One application can take 20-25 percent of the volume applied to areas of bulging fat,” he said. “You’re really sculpting the body by applying this machine to different areas. People have four to eight treatments to obtain nice, noticeable results.”

The machine freezes and kills the fat cells, and the body eliminates them naturally over time. It can take up to two to three months before the patient sees the final results.

“Patients need to understand it’s not as fast as liposuction,” Guiloff said. “It does not tighten the skin; people with loose skin are not good candidates.”

Another Estética innovation has been making tummy tucks less taxing.

“About a year ago we started using Exparel; it’s an injection that lasts for 36 hours,” Guiloff explained. “It significantly reduces the discomfort and pain so patients go home with no drains or catheters; they’re able to recover much better from the encounter.”

Patients not only experience a more comfortable recovery, but they’ll also feel better about themselves. Aside from the physical changes, the emotional differences are not lost on Guiloff – it’s one of the many reasons he loves what he does.

“A young woman had to have bilateral mastectomy for cancer,” he recalled. “After her breast reconstruction she sent me a nice letter about how grateful she was, how it made her feel like a woman again. That kind of thing fills your heart.

“The emotional part of the person depends on so many things – how one feels, how you present yourself to the world,” he added. “If you have emotional balance, everybody around you benefits – your husband, kids, work. It’s not just vanity; if you fix something on the outside, you’re going to feel better inside.”

The Estética Institute of the Palm Beaches is located at 2865 PGA Blvd. in Palm Beach Gardens. For more information, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call (561) 776-9555 or visit www.esteticainstitute.com.

Imitation is the best form of flattery (sorta)

You call them rotten tomatoes, bombs and stink-a-roos, but at swede fest palm beach 3, the more outrageously bad a movie is, the better.

So what’s a swede?

A swede comes to us from the movie Be Kind, Rewind, in which a pair of video store owners lose all of their films and decide to remake them using household objects as props, and of course amateurish, horrible special effects (no CGI here).

Basically it’s a no-budget, so-bad-you’ll-cry, three-minute remake of a Hollywood film. The process started an underground craze that gave birth to the first “swede fest” in Fresno, California, then Tampa Bay, and in 2012 Palm Beach got bit by the swede bug.

More than 500 fans of farce turned up to laugh until they peed their pants at the sold-out event at The Borland Center for Performing Arts in Palm Beach Gardens.

This year’s swedes paid homage to classics like: Casablanca, Raising Arizona, Tremors, Twilight, War of the Worlds, John Tucker Must Die, White Chicks, Toy Story, Desperado, Robocop, Castaway, Rocky 3, Mean Girls, Gravity, To Have & Have Not, The Wolf Of Wall Street, Project X, Up, Pulp Fiction, Mementos, Catching Fire, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Dark Knight Rises, Jurassic Park, Noah, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Ring.

swede fest palm beach was originated (or instigated) by Ram Realty Services Marketing Manager Belle Forino, who had read about the event in Fresno and thought it perfect for Palm Beach.

“We are thrilled that swede fest palm beach 3 was such a hit this year. Once again, the enthusiasm of the sold-out crowd showed their appreciation for the wild creativity of the filmmakers,” Forino said. “Mainstreet at Midtown offers one-of-a-kind community events and swede fest palm beach is the most unique by far.”

And the winners are…

The creators of Noah, this year’s Audience Choice award winner. Runner-up: Chris Notarnicola with Jurassic Park. Other honors included: Best Use of a Lazy Dog (Rocky); Most Abundant use of Heinz Ketchup (Swe7en); Best Looking Shorts We’ve Ever Seen on an Actor (Rocky) and Greatest Amounts of Props We’ve Ever Seen in a Swede (Goonies).

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For more info on next year’s festival, visit www.swedefestpalmbeach.com.

Too hot for singing the blues

August is not a month known for its holidays or spectacular weather, yet the hot, sultry, temperatures lend themselves perfectly for an evening performance of cool jazz.The Colony Hotel’s Royal Room, known as “probably the best place for cabaret on the planet,” accorMichelle's-blog-206ding to The Palm Beach Post, will play host to a very special event when songstress Nicole Henry lights up the room August 16, 23 & 30.Rob Russell, entertainment director for The Colony Palm Beach, said this event is a can’t-miss.

“She’s probably the closest thing to Whitney Houston we’re ever going to see in our lifetime,” Russell said.

Henry’s sensual style and emotional performances in more than 15 countries and 30 music festivals worldwide have earned her a lot of recognition, including the 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance. She has three Top 10 U.S. Billboard and HMV Japan jazz albums, and has received rave reviews in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

Her latest release in 2013, So Good, So Right: Nicole Henry Live, is a 13-track album with songs from some of her favorite artists of the 1970’s, such as Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, The Commodores and Gladys Knight. The album was recorded at Feinstein’s in NYC during her sold-out performances in May 2012.

Henry will perform favorites from the Great American Songbook; her repertoire also includes contemporary as well as classic jazz titles, contemporary standards, blues, and original songs. She also performs accompaniment that range from jazz trios to full-on big bands.

To have an even more romantic evening, pair the delightful entertainment with a delicious three-course dinner including appetizer, entrée and a decadent dessert as only the culinary artists at The Colony can create.

Tickets cost $100 for dinner (excluding beverages and taxes) and the Nicole Henry performance. Doors open at 6:30 for dinner with the show beginning at 8:30. For reservations, call the hotel box-office at (561) 659-8100. The Colony is located at 155 Hammon Ave. in Palm Beach. For more information, please call (561) 655-5430 or visit www.thecolonypalmbeach.com.michelle-206

Waste not want not

 

ecocoziesThere may be no such thing as a free lunch, but a carbon-footprint-free lunch may be little more realistic. For those of you who live to help Mother Nature breathe a little easier, here’s a way to pack your lunch without packing the land-fill.

Meet Ecocozies, reusable food containers that keep food fresh, eliminating the need for plastic baggies, aluminum foil and plastic wrap, so you save money and the planet!

“Ecocozies are made of neoprene on the outside,” said Diana Richardson, owner and founder of Daisy Container Company, makers of Ecocozies. “Neoprene is used for many purposes, including wet suits, because of its ability to expel water and retain body heat.”

Richardson, a mother of two young children, wanted to develop a product that would cut down on the use of disposable food storage products. She wanted a design that provided insulation yet was safe enough to make direct contact with food.

Ecocozies have no BPA, lead, PVC, vinyl or phthalates. The interior lining is made of food-safe materials that have been tested in accordance with the FDA’s guidelines for food safety.

Ecocozies are available for $19.95 and come in a variety of colors and three fun shapes – squares, rectangles and um, triangles?

“I had always dreamed of a container specifically for pizza, so that’s why we came up with the triangle,” Richardson said. “The other two shapes are designed for a variety of types of foods.”

When it comes to design, moms know best. Kids just don’t like their grapes muscling in on the chips.

“We are currently designing a larger, square container with the food-safe liner. It may have dividers inside so the food won’t touch, as I know that bothers many young children. The design of this container will be different as we are now working with a graphic designer on different patterns. We strive to provide fun and eco-friendly solutions for mothers.”

Best of all, Ecocozies clean up with a swish of warm soapy water, or you can stick them on the top rack of your dishwasher – easy-peasy!

For more information or to get your own Ecocozie, visit www.daisycontainercompany.com.

Snug like a bug in a rug

Everyone loves fun in the sun, and living in South Florida, there’s more than a little sunshine to go around. Sometimes the searing sun can be a bit much, especially for our most vulnerable citizens, our babies.SunBug_Open_Blue_72dpi-300x290

Meet the Cozy Sun & Bug Infant Carrier Cover, a unique product that’s easy to use with an elasticized edge that slips onto all infant carriers and fits all standard car seats.

Its primary function is to protect your baby, and is designed with a weather-proof microfiber shell that creates a spacious self-supporting well ventilated enclosure for baby. It’s great for keeping babies out of the glaring sun, away from the elements, pesky insects and even the two-legged bugs – you know, those people who love to reach out and touch baby’s hands and faces with their germiness! It’s a cocoon of cleanliness.

“Cozy Cover has been around for 20 years. We strive to be the industry leader in travel accessories for kids,” said Mike Locker, business development, EVC Inc., the parent company of Cozy Cover. “Input from real-life families has been the inspiration for the quality products we design and produce with the goal of making life easier and more convenient. Each product from Cozy Cover provides a solution to problems busy, on-the-go parents face on a daily basis.”

It’s uniquely designed with families in mind. The Sun & Bug carrier’s compact design makes it easy to store in a diaper bag or stroller pouch, great when the family is on the go. It’s super easy to clean; toss it in the washer and it comes out good as new. It’s available in several bright color combinations with fun striped and polka-dot designs.

But it’s more than just fashionable, it’s all about safety.

“Cozy Sun & Bug Infant Carrier Cover is an industry leader in baby protection” said Locker. “We designed it with safety in mind. The backless design is recommended by car seat specialists so that it does not interfere with the child safety straps.”

The Cozy Sun & Bug Infant Carrier Cover is available for $24.95. For more information or to order one, visit www.cozy-cover.com, or get it at Walmart.

Get grilled

In the epic quest to answer the age-old question that’s most on PBG Lifestyle Magazine readers’ minds this summer – Who’s got the best burger? – we finally have the answer.michelle-195

We Americans love our burgers so much that we’re willing to risk gastric distress to try ‘em all, to find the very best of the best, and that’s just what 1,750 hungry burger aficionados did at the third annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash at PGA National Resort & Spa this June.

“Guests and attendees got to choose the King of All Burgers amongst the finest restaurants competing in the Palm Beaches and to experience a huge variety of craft beers and ciders,” said Karen Cantor, manager of public relations at PGA National Resort & Spa. “Upon arrival all guests are given a wristband, three burger ballots and a mini beer mug. The mini beer mug is to experience the 80 different craft beers and ciders. The three ballots are for Best Burger – King of all Burgers, Most Innovative Burger and Best Alternative Burger.”

Ready your napkins; and the winners are…

For the third year in a row, the reigning champion Chuck Burger Joint in PBG takes the King of All Burgers category with their Chuck Burger. The burger features an all-natural black Angus beef patty with American cheese, chuck spread, lettuce and tomato.

Taking home the prize for Best Alternative Burger is Aah Loi Thai & Sushi in Jupiter with their Grilled Korean Style Burger Steak with caramelized onions, Japanese pickled plum glaze and fried garlic, shallots and Thai rice.

Most Innovative Burger goes to Bagel Boyz (located in Abacoa, Legacy Place and on Northlake) for their Big Porker: a center-cut maple bacon, beef patty burger, smoked bacon cheddar, 20-hour smoked pulled pork, TBC Baltic Porter BBQ Sauce all atop a grilled brioche bun.

No one left hungry and better yet, proceeds from ticket sales benefitted Dream Ride, which helps the Special Olympics. Dream Ride provided an interactive game section at the event that raised money as well.

For more information about events at PGA National Resort & Spa, visit www.pgaresort.com or call (800) 863-2819. For more on Dream Ride, visit www.dreamride.org.

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