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Joshua I. Manning


Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

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Yolanda Cernicky

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​​​​Message From The Publisher

​​​Dawn Rivera

​​The scents and sounds of the holiday season have arrived! Twinkling lights beckon us into nearby stores, where customers are shopping for gifts and ornaments that make the season a more celebratory event. ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and holiday signature drinks are a central theme. Looking to spruce up the libations menu at your holiday party? Check out our list of traditional signature drinks popular this holiday season. Then, when you’re ready for a night on the town, we’ve put together a list of some of the many trendy places to eat in Wellington. Everything patrons want is right here in Wellington, including trendy nightlife settings for a crowd that enjoys live entertainment, hidden foodie havens and comfortable settings for a more casual night out.
     From work-related parties to traditional get-togethers with family and friends, you’ll have to decide what look is best. Although our focus often turns to women’s fashion for the holidays, this year we check in with Henry Mosley of HNM Menswear to get advice on what is stylish for the men in our lives this holiday season. Once you are ready to party, we also preview some of the Wellington community’s popular upcoming events, such as Winterfest, the Wellington Holiday Parade and the annual Boys & Girls Club Wellington Dinner Dance.
     On our cover this month is Wellington entrepreneur Brandon West, CEO of Rich Oak Vineyards, Wines of Wellington. West, profiled in this issue, has taken his passion for winemaking and turned it into a growing business. We also profile the Young Professionals of Wellington group this issue, which recently honored Wellington Regional Medical Center CEO Robbin Lee with its annual Community Impact Leader Award. Also featured is rider Victoria Colvin. Following a highly successful junior career as one of the winningest young riders in history, Colvin is launching her own enterprise, Victoria Colvin LLC.
     Wellington Real Estate this month tours the community with Martha Jolicoeur of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, viewing some amazing equestrian properties in the Paddock Park 2 and Palm Beach Point neighborhoods. Wellington Designer visits with Nina Williams of Nina Williams Interiors, who brings a unique international view to her work as an interior decorator. We close out our Wellington Sports series with a profile of 14-year-old Chris Duprey, who has his focus set on a professional baseball career. Wellington Health checks in with Richard Cosola of Yogachi USA, who offers clients a holistic path to better health through yoga and nutrition. Finally, Wellington Table stops by the new location of Centanni Café, where owner Fidel Alvarez serves up classic Italian cuisine in Wellington’s Village Walk community.
    From our family to your family, everyone here at Wellington The Magazine wishes you a merry Christmas, a happy New Year and a wonderful holiday season. Coming in January, we will be featuring our annual look at Wellington’s high-goal polo season.

​​​​​Dawn Rivera, Publisher​​​​​​​​​​

The Holiday Season Is Here,
And It’s Time To Celebrate!