​​​​Dawn Rivera

​​​​​​​Dawn Rivera,Publisher ​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​Message From The Publisher

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Home For The Holidays!
Making New Family Traditions

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It is that special time of year where we set the table, take out the good china and prepare to share our traditional family recipes. Except this year, things will look a bit different, as the table will likely have fewer guests, and some of the holiday cheer may be done via Zoom. Yet, this can be a time to make some new family traditions.
     Just like holiday parties and dinners, gift giving will be a unique experience as well. This month,    Wellington The Magazine spoke with several local business owners to hear more about their unique collections and gift ideas. Among them were Carrie Scharbo, who founded William Grace based upon the belief that fashion should be both easy and effortless, a mantra that is taking the equestrian world by storm; Kaela Genovese, founder and designer at La Enovesé Designs, who puts careful thought and consideration into each piece that she creates; and the team of experts at Designer’s Touch Jewelry in Wellington.
     On the cover, a festive model complements one of Palm Beach Classics’ luxury gift ideas. Palm Beach Concours, a luxury automobile showcase, held is annual event featuring everything from classics to exotics at the exclusive Fishback estate here in Wellington. Check out the feature inside, along with a fascinating sidebar about legendary British racecar driver Derek Bell MBE, who was the guest of honor.
    Also in this issue, we profile the Council of Dads, a local service organization founded by Wellington’s John Sitomer that takes a unique look at community service and charitable giving. We also chat with Wellington’s Director of Administrative & Financial Services and Assistant Village Manager Tanya Quickel, who was recently honored by the Florida Association of Special Districts.         We learn more about her award and the importance of the Acme Improvement District to all residents and property owners in Wellington.
Art education is so important to youngsters, and that is a lesson that Dr. Nicole Crane, art teacher at Elbridge Gale Elementary School in Wellington, knows well. We interviewed Crane about her recent honor of being named Florida’s Outstanding Art Educator of the Year. Finally, we stop by the Clubhouse at Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, where owner Sheila Motley and her husband Chef Mat Allen have an entirely new experience with charming surroundings and innovative cuisine for all to enjoy.
     As we bring 2020 to an end with this December issue, we must pause and remember all that our families, friends and neighbors, as well as the entire country, has been brave enough to withstand, and take a moment to reflect on all that we have to give thanks for. Wellington The Magazine would like to sincerely thank our loyal advertisers, readers and the Wellington community for embracing us during these challenging times, as we do them. We wish you all a joyful holiday season and a very happy new year!

​​​executive editor
Joshua I. Manning

publisher
Dawn Rivera

senior graphic designer
Stephanie Rodriguez

graphic designers
Nancy Pobiak
Yolanda Cernicky


account managers
​Betty Buglio
Evie Edwards
Joetta Palumbo


bookkeeping
Jill Kaskel

Carol Lieberman


photography
Abner Pedraza

contributors

Matthew Auerbach
Meredith Burow
Denise Fleischman
Georgie Hammond
Holly Johnson
Melanie Kopacz
Jennifer Martinez
Mike May
Lenore Rees Phillips
Callie Sharkey
Catie Staszak
M. Dennis Taylor
Y.A. Teitelbaum
Deborah Welky