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Chateau Lafite Bordeaux
Wine Pairing Dinner
at Meat Market

Chef Sean Brasel transports us through Bordeaux 

Having recently experienced Meat Market’s Indian Culinary adventure, I  reserved a table of twelve for my friends in anticipation of Meat Market’s  upcoming Iconic Bordeaux wine pairing dinner. I wasn’t taking any chances, as the recent Indian cuisine and wine pairing dinner master minded by Meat Market Chef Pushkar Marathe was sold out a week before the event.  

So on Wednesday June 28th, Chef Sean Brasel will be creating 4 exquisite dishes to be complemented by iconic Bordeaux wines, from the Château Lafite portfolio.  This event has NOT been shared yet, as I asked them to please give me a chance to share with my friends and Meat Market Gold card holders.  Here is a peek:

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Lobster Rangoons, Wood grilled Churrasco, Shrimp Ceviche, House Cured Salmon with Boursin Cheese

NV Champagne Barons De Rothschild, France

First Course:

Duck Fat Seared Scallops

Creamed Pea Tendril, Couscous Summer Salad  

2015 Légende Bordeaux Blanc by Domaine Barons De Rothschild, France

Second Course:

Baby Quail Lollipop and Lamb Lolli-Chop

Compressed Melon Carpaccio, Mint Ginger Marmalade,

Apple Brown Butter Sage Baby Potatoes

 Side by Side Icon of the Andes: Caro 2013, Argentina / Le Dix 2012, Chile

Third Course:

Petite New York and Petite Filet

Red Wine Foie Gras Butter, Red Wine Truffle Réduction,  

Wild Mushroom Tartelette

Side by Side Left Bank vs. Right Bank:

2014 Château Moulin de Duhart, Pauillac / 2011 Château La Grave, Pomerol

 

Dessert:

Fireman Derek’s Warm Summer Black Pepper and Cherry Pie

 Fresh Black Cherry Ice Cream

2014 Château Cose, France

$95 per person (+7% sales tax and +20% gratuity)

Gold Card Member perks honored!

To reserve, call Meat Market at 561 354 9800 or

Eric Lumb at 443 8428 or email me at Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com

 

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Red Sneakers For
OAKLEY

Have you noticed more people walking around wearing red sneakers? It may be because of a young boy named Oakley Debbs.

If you ever met Oakley Debbs, you would have thought what a great kid he was. 11 years old, he attended Rosarian Academy in West Palm Beach. He was a straight-A student, and a loving son and brother to his twin sister Olivia. He had an infectious smile, and he loved playing soccer and football

Late last year, while on vacation with his family, Oakley accidentally ate a piece of cake containing nut resin. Oakley’s parents knew he had a nut allergy, and had always been vigilant about his health, his allergy, and the asthma they managed. Oakley had developed blisters on his lips, so they gave him Benadryl. He seemed fine. In the hours after, though, his body went into anaphylactic shock, and he never recovered. The tragedy of Oakley’s death is unfathomable. Not least because it could have been prevented had the family known how to recognize the signs of a severe food allergy reaction and given him his epi-pen immediately.

Shortly after his passing, his family started Red Sneakers for Oakley, named after his favorite shoes. They knew right away they had to get the word out and spread awareness about food allergies so that no other parent or community need suffer a similar loss.

Spreading Awareness 

Their first awareness event was a community soccer game at the Palm Beach Recreation Center where hundreds of children came out to honor Oakley in a soccer jamboree wearing red sneakers. What was truly amazing about the turnout was that even families who don’t have food allergies showed up to express their support of the need for better education of the real dangers of food allergies.

At another recent event, just last month, families of Rosarian Academy participated in an Awareness Day with informational booths as well as carnival games and rides for the children. Over 400 people attended.

The Mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley

The mission of Red Sneakers for Oakley is to empower families and communities with the tools and information to better protect their children. In just 8 weeks, Red Sneakers for Oakley gained 7,500 followers on Facebook, with an average weekly reach of 40,000, and a growing audience of a combined 100,000+ across all their social media accounts.

One of their Calls to Action is to ask people to wear red sneakers to promote the movement and food allergy awareness, to take photos and to post on social media platforms. And it’s working. Red Sneakers for Oakley has truly galvanized an online movement that did not exist before.

The Red Sneaker symbol is a simple one, but it is resonating with millennials and Gen X’ers alike. Red Sneakers for Oakley has received thousands of messages and posts from people all over the world. They are also receiving testimonials from parents who might otherwise have suffered a tragic incident with their own child had they not heard Oakley’s story.

The dangers of food allergies may be known to parents of children who have them, but many people overlook the severity of them. Have you ever witnessed people questioning whether an “allergy mom” is being overly cautious at a play date? It happens all the time. Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to change that attitude. It only takes one bite for a child with allergies to potentially have a life-threatening, fatal reaction.

That is the heart and soul of Red Sneakers for Oakley:  Children and their communities rallying to make sure everyone understands the true severity of what some people call the allergy epidemic in America.

More than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. Yet there is a widespread lack of awareness and confusion surrounding how to respond properly to anaphylactic reactions.

The road ahead is still daunting as Red Sneakers for Oakley hopes to grow its reach into the millions and raise much-needed funds for awareness programs. Somehow, somewhere, the Debbs family finds the strength and courage to keep promoting their cause, but they can’t do it without you.

 This is how YOU can help 

Wear Red Sneakers

  • What: Any red sneaker will do, take a photo and post on social media
  • How: Use the hashtags #redsneakersforoakley #livlikeoaks #foodallergyawareness
  • Where: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest

Share this link when and where you can 

Raise awareness.  Organize a community event at your school, recreation center or local business Flyers are available for download at  Red Sneakers.org

Donate with card or paypal

Follow Red Sneakers for Oakley:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/redsneakersforoakley/

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/redsneakersforoakley/

Twitter https://twitter.com/oakley_red

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/oakley_red/

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MEAT MARKET Palm Beach
Happy Hours get even better…

Revamped Happy Hour Perks at Meat Market means it got even better!

We know it’s the Palm Beach hot-spot for happy hours, creative cocktails and over the top contemporary steakhouse bites, but as Andy Dugard,  General Manager says “It’s about catering to the wishes of our loyal patrons. We listen to them and we do our best to deliver.”

In addition to its popular drink and bar bites specials, Meat Market is now offering half-priced bottles of select wine. Options include a $30 bottle of 2015 Meomi Pinot Noir; 2014 Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio for $34; and many more.

To accompany these libations, Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel have added a stellar variety of bites to the Happy Hour menu including Meat Market’s staple Gouda Tater Tots with garlic aioli ($8); Fried Okra & Cauliflower with spicy chimichurri sauce ($8); 4 oz. Wood Churrasco & Frites ($14); Roasted Escargot with spicy chorizo butter and grilled crostini ($17); and American-Style Kobe Tartare with capers, red onion, chopped egg and parmesan flatbread ($14).

Other drink specials include $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label; $10 Classic Belvedere Martinis; and $8 signature cocktails including White Sangria; Pimm’s Cup; The “One” Mule; Tangerine Dream; and Strawberry Caipirinha. Select wines, available by the glass, are priced at $7 – $9 and specialty beers range from $3.50 – $4.

Meat Market, located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach, serves dinner nightly starting at 5 pm. Happy Hour is available at the bar and lounge, daily from 4 pm – 7 pm. For reservations, please call (561) 354-9800. Meat Market’s flagship restaurant is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. For more information, visit www.meatmarket.net.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeatMarketPalmBeach
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeatMarketPB
Instagram: http://instagram.com/MeatMarketPalmBeach

 

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A BALANCING ACT
Clementine Goutal’s
Upper Echelon Academy

A passion for horses, a love of learning, and the indomitable will to succeed. That’s all it took for Wellington’s own Clementine Goutal to make a full life for herself—and she created a service to help adolescents looking to balance their goals and obligations like she did.  During an exclusive interview with Quest Magazine’s Alex Travers, Clementine explains how her connection with horses, her education, and her drive for excellence resulted in Upper Echelon Academy.  

 The concept behind her tutoring company seems like a novelty but she explains that the inspiration actually stemmed back to when she was an adolescent and was in the position of UEA’s clientele:

“I commuted to Florida to ride and was myself tutored by Andy Bowers, who is now my partner and a dear friend,” says Clementine. “I had such a seamless transition from our homeschool setting back into private school in New York each season, because Andy took care of all the odds and ends. He coordinated with everyone who required time and energy from me, so that my academics were uncompromised, and I never felt like I sacrificed one goal for the pursuit of another.”

Clementine and her team of education professionals offer innovative tutoring services with the same time-management tactics she learned from a young age to help a new generation of student-athletes balance their activities, academics, and work careers. They foster the same love of learning and passion for sports that helped Clementine reach her own goals. 

“The evolution of UEA has been organic and where we saw needs we developed solutions. Right now we are so proud to launch UEA Beginnings for young students Pre-K through 5th grade. We felt there was an inadequacy in the quality of education for children of this age, who still need small classroom settings to flourish. We brought in spectacular early-learning specialists and created a cost-effective option for year-round students.”

 Click Here to Read Quest Magazine January 2017 issue ‘A Love of Learning’ 

 

About Upper Echelon Academy

Conveniently located in the heart of Wellington, near the horse show, Upper Echelon Academy provides individualized tutoring services and an accredited program for students year round.  UEA provides instruction from a selection of more than 30 teachers, and works with students from all over the globe. The academy has specialists in more than 12 languages, college preparation, standardized testing, special education, early learning development, and even adult education.

“Resources such as a study hall, writing center, and a Sports Psychologist are at all of our students’ fingertips.  A lot of the instruction is one-on-one education in our clients’ homes; we also have a state of the art tutoring center located on Southshore Boulevard for those who prefer to work in a classroom or office setting.”

Clementine works closely with Andy, his wife Kate, and Heather Youngblood to make sure UEA students have every resource available to them. They work with schools, coaches, doctors, parents, and a myriad of other parties to ensure students never sacrifice their passions or wellbeing. “Our whole mantra is this balancing act, which we have down to a science! We want to see our students thriving in every domain from the classroom to the arena, and smiling at the end of the day.”

 

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Holiday Stress?
Before you eat your way through it
Try this 5 minute time-out

By Susan Stone (Certified Specialist in Mental and Spiritual Well-Being)

Stress Free Holiday…Easier than YOU Think!

Holidays can be overwhelming…presents, parties, family issues, and that’s just the start of the holiday stress list!

We know that stress isn’t good for our bodies or our emotional state and sadly, it can affect those close to us. When triggered by fear or stress, we may feel out of control, act irrationally and over consume (aka the holiday weight). This is because there is a physical as well as emotional response to stress.

In fact, thousands of tiny chemicals are released into our systems every time we are triggered by fear or stress. This hormonal chemical dump is only a part of the human “Fight/Flight Response.” Our subconscious mind, which is much faster than our conscious mind, also tells our liver to stop detoxing, our digestion to shut down and sends energy to the large limb muscles getting the body ready to run, fight or hide. Because our subconscious can’t distinguish between a real threat (bear chasing you) or a perceived threat (thought of a bear chasing you), it automatically triggers the “Fight/Flight” reaction every time. Self-preservation is always the subconscious’ top priority

 

Maribel and Susan

The good news is that you can override this reaction and even program in a new response to stress. It’s called The Whole Brain Body Posture. It’s simple and only takes a few minutes!

So when things get tense…politic talk or unsolicited relationship advice at the big holiday dinner…instead of going for another glass of wine or plate of food, take a five minute “time out” and try The Whole Brain Posture technique

I met Susan under sad circumstances– I was grieving, needed answers and most importantly, needed to cope and move forward.  Susan gave me the tools and the hope I needed to plug through every painful day.  I’ve invited Susan to share her fabulous energy, hope, and expertise with our subscribers and look forward to her monthly Altima blog contribution on mental and spiritual well-being. ” Maribel Alvarez

 

About Susan Stone

Susan Stone is a PSYCH-K Facilitator, Emotional Intelligence Instructor and certified Hypnotherapist.  A lifetime student of human and business development, Ms. Stone received her training from the world renowned Omni Hypnosis Training Center, NLP training from National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Programming, and her Advanced, Health & Wellbeing & PRO PSYCH-K training from International PSYCH-K.  She has BA in Employment Relations from Michigan State University where she attended graduate school.

Prior to founding S2 Evolution, Susan has held leadership positions in national charities as well as South Florida businesses. She has appeared on several primetime television shows such as Extreme Makeover, The Today Show, The Montel Williams Show, Lifetime Channel, PBS, Inside Edition and has also been featured interviews in several major publications including USA Today, Washington Post and The NY Times.  As Executive Director of the International Children’s Charity Locks of Love, Susan was instrumental in simultaneously doubling the number of children served, increasing individual contributions over 170%, net income by over 500%, and volunteer participation by 1,000%. She also secured the organization’s first Fortune 500 sponsors including L’Oreal/Matrix and Pfizer/Rogaine.

Susan holds certifications in Pain Management from the Nurse Anesthetists Association, Hypno-Oncology from National Hypnosis Guild, HypnoBirthing and Ultra-Height from Omni Hypnosis and she also is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor and PSYCH-K Facilitator on the fast track to becoming a PSYCH-K Instructor.  In addition to her private practice, Ms Stone has served as Consulting Hypnotherapist for the Palm Beach Cancer Foundation’s Sari Cancer Center.

 

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120% Lino invites you to shop and
Save a Four-Legged Friend

120% Lino gives back December 10 through December 20

Palm Beachers have long been celebrated as dog lovers.  This Holiday Season, you can shop on Worth Avenue at 120% Lino and support Big Dog Ranch Rescue. For 10 days beginning December 10,  choose from the fabulous selection of accessories and  120% Lino will contribute 10% of purchases to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Select from beautifully hand-woven Italian handbags made from waxed cotton exclusively for 120% Lino; Italian ballerinas made from the finest Italian Leather; exquisite Italian chain necklaces and jewelry from French designer Dominique Denaive; authentic Panama Hats direct from Montecristi, and delicate linen scarves while contributing to the welfare of our four-legged friends.  Spoil your friends (and yourself) with a gift from 120% Lino and know that you are acting as Santa’s helper for dogs in need.

120% Lino is Italy’s foremost fashion brand specializing in linen for men, women and children.  Their  fashion collections which are known for an understated luxury style, are focused on just one material:  the pure linen fiber. Passion and research for the reinterpretation of this quality textile is the core of 120% Lino which offers the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance.  Visit the store located at 333 Worth Avenue,

 Click Here to preview  the latest arrivals at 120% Lino                                                          

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Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern U.S, began over 10 years ago as Florida Weimaraner Rescue, and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  President and Co-Founder Lauree Simmons reminds that with their motto, “Big And Small, We Save Them All!”  

Click Here for more information or to adopt a pet from Big Dog Ranch Rescue

 

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120% Lino New 2017 Collection
Chic, Understated & Timeless

New 2017 Collection exclusive to Worth Avenue 

120% Lino recently celebrated the opening of its fifth boutique in South Florida, but the only fashionistas lucky enough to get first dibs on the new 2017 Collection, are those who visit the Worth Avenue store!  

Forecasting a Season of stylistic pursuit, an un-coded message that declares a passion for contemporary and timeless chic looks, look to 120% Lino for broderie anglaise and macramé, silk/linen blends, glitter printing, frosted jersey and fabric prints in a super fashionable Italian luxury style collection.

Understated Palm Beach Perfection

Understated Palm Beach Perfection

Italy’s foremost fashion brand, 120% Lino offers an understated elegant style; the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance either in the city, or during travel, every season of the year.  Direct from Italy, their recent highly sought after Cruise Collection was inspired by the late Seventies and early Eighties with an elegant, relaxed vision re-imagined for current fashions utilizing enduring styling. lino-orange-dress

 

 

 

DRESS UP YOUR UNDERSTATED LUXURY LOOK

120% Lino knows how to dress up your understated luxury look. Allow us to assist you in selecting from beautiful handbags, scarves, hats, statement jewelry and shoes to complete your look. We are working with the best Italian designers who are making their accessories exclusively for 120% Lino.

Click here to view 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

 

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New Leadership Brings New High Profile Events to the Armory Art Center

New Executive Director Tom Pearson, who took over leadership earlier this year at West Palm Beach’s Armory Art Center has made his top priority to increase the Armory’s presence in the community.  He is excited to kick off this effort with some new high-profile special events.  In December, the focus is on families with the new Arts Festival to be followed up by a Art/Music/Fashion-oriented event in January.

wpbartsfestivallogopnc-2Poised to be one of West Palm’s new favorite pre-holiday events, the First Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival presented by PNC Arts Alive is scheduled for Saturday December 3rd and Sunday December 4th from 10 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Armory Art Center Campus at 1700 Parker Avenue. 

“This is an ideal family weekend to enjoy quality art and music with perfect timing for holiday shopping!” said Armory Executive Director Dr. Tom Pearson.  The exhibitors at this juried festival were selected from 158 artists from around the country to serve a wide-range of tastes from youth to sophisticated art buyers.  Children from ages 5 to 10 will enjoy creating holiday crafts in the Kid’s Zone while their parents are shopping for holiday gifts of unique art. 

In addition to the great variety of art presented, the West Palm Beach Arts Festival will feature music, demonstrations, and popular food trucks. Featured performers include the Roaring Kelly Band, Orchid City Brass Band, Psychic Ghost, Les Nuages with Frank Cerabino, and PB State College Jazz Quintet, Quartet, & Sextet.  Parking is available at the Dreyfoos School of the Arts with a shuttle running to and from the Armory.  Click here for more information and to view complete Festival Schedule

 

Israeli Flip BackSAVE THE DATE– JANUARY 26, 2017

Save the Date now for January 26, 2017 for what is sure to be one of the most talked-about events of the Season.  Purple Reign will be hosted at the Armory Art Center with celebrity speed painter Michael Israel, dinner by the bite, and music and fashion to celebrate the creative talent of the rock music artist Prince.  http://www.armoryart.org/purple-reign

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Canvas Art Gala set the stage for Second Annual Outdoor Museum Show

Gala kicked off Nation’s Largest Outdoor Museum

A crowd of more than 300 art enthusiasts, celebrities and socialites attended the exclusive gala and after-party for CANVAS, the outdoor museum show, that is gearing up for its second year using Downtown West Palm Beach as it’s “cultural canvas” on November 11-20.  The party took place October 22 at the CANVAS VIP Pop-up Lounge at 1016 Clare Avenue in West Palm Beach.  The event was co-chaired by Bettina Anderson, Lizzi Bickford and Chris Leavitt of Million Dollar listing fame.

Lizzi Bickford, Chris Leavitt, Bettina Anderson

Lizzi Bickford, Chris Leavitt, Bettina Anderson

DJ Adam Lipson kept the energy upbeat throughout the night with special performances by Sean’s Dance Factory and four-time Grammy nominee, Ja Rule.

Guests enjoyed drinks courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and a sit-down dinner from Wellington Hospitality Group.  Proceeds from the event benefit CANVAS Art Charities, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding visual arts to enrich public spaces and foster social and economic outcomes.

The competition was fierce during the live auction as guests had the chance to bid on sought after items including a Cuba Experience trip hosted by CANVAS founder, Nicole Henry; a one-week lease of the newest, sleekest, Aston Martin; a VIP package to the Kentucky Derby; and tickets for two to Hamilton with five-star accommodations at The Plaza Hotel, just to name a few of the outstanding items available for bid. Ja Rule went home with a one-of-a-kind original painting by Pipsqueak Was Here!!!, part of the 2016 official CANVAS artist lineup.

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Nicole Henry and Ja Rule

“I am so grateful for everyone who attended and graciously donated to this important cause,” said Nicole Henry, founder and curator of CANVAS. “Through their generosity and sponsorships, we will be able to create a curated show filled with visionary masterpieces that will broaden the mind and inspire creative excellence. I can’t wait to show you what these internationally acclaimed artists will bring to our city.”

Click here to view more photos

Billed as the nation’s largest outdoor museum show, CANVAS will transform Downtown West Palm Beach on November 11-20, 2016. Starting this year, CANVAS will be centrally located along the busy Flagler Drive, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach. The green space will be built into a world-class outdoor museum accessible to the public year-round with rotating exhibitions and its annual show in November. Artists from across the globe will create monumental installations and murals in the Kids Art Park, Chamber Park, and Installation Park, part of the multi-phase project launching this November. Similar to last year, there will be a menu of exciting free and ticketed events:

CANVAS schedule of events:

 Nov. 11, 7 – 11 p.m. – CANVAS Local Showdown in Northwood

 Nov. 12, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – CANVAS Sip + Stir

 Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – CANVAS Kids Day

 Nov. 18, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 – 9 p.m. – CANVAS Art + Fashion Engaged   featuring Marchesa Trunk Show

 Nov. 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – CANVAS ‘Be Art’ Closing Brunch

For more information or to purchase tickets http://www.canvaswpb.org

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‘THE IMMORTALS’
by Tori Eversmann
Wife of BLACK HAWK DOWN Hero

Tori Eversmann, author of ‘The Immortals’ will be at Meat Market Palm Beach for a book signing Tuesday, November 15th. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet her husband, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, who was immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down  and inspired the lead character in her book.

A portion of proceeds raised at the event from book sales or dinner will benefit American Humane- American Humane provides a) lifesaving service dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress;b) protects America’s hard-working military dogs and recognizes their heroic contributions to our country- both on and off the battlefield. 

I had the pleasure of meeting this talented author and her honorable husband on several occasions. Extremely impressed by an inexplicable bond between the two of them, I purchased a copy of The Immortals .  It was not only entertaining but enlightening to realize how little we know about the challenges faced by the family members left behind.

About the Immortals:

Eversmann’s semi-autobiographical character, Calli Coleman, abruptly lands in the role of Army wife in provincial Sackets Harbor, New York, when her husband is recalled to active military duty during the Iraq War. Calli and her young family face the adversity of transitioning to their new military life and the complicated social hierarchy that goes with it. Uprooted from their hometown, family and friends, their new life as an Army family becomes even more unsettling when Calli learns that her husband will soon be deployed to Iraq.

“New friendships sustain Calli through loneliness and the ever-present specter of widowhood. ‘The Immortals’ is an examination of marriage, friendship, war and death,” said Eversmann.

About the Author

Tori Eversmann

Tori Eversmann

Tori Eversmann, wife of retired First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, the soldier who inspired the lead character in the book and Jerry Bruckheimer’s movie Black Hawk Down, has captivating stories of her time as an Army wife and its aftermath in the post-9-/11 world. Amid adversity, Tori worked tirelessly as a single parent, a cheerleader for her husband’s wounded men at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and as a conduit of information from the front lines during her husband’s 15-month deployment in the Iraq war, all to keep her and the other Army wives afloat. Tori received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Skidmore College and currently lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, daughter, two dogs and two cats.

 

 

 

Trailer Video of Black Hawk Down