Friday, June 11, 2010

Bend It Like Boca | BRLTA Presents The World Cup Soccer Championships

With all the World Cup madness kicking off today, everyone from Argentina to Zimbabwe has soccer on the brain. The combination of unmatched athletic talent, die-hard rivalries and genetically blessed soccer players makes for a monthlong viewing party of global proportions!

If you couldn’t score tickets to a match, Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club is putting the ball in your court - er, field.

Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club presents…
The First Annual Life Time World Cup Soccer Championships
8am Saturday, June 26, and Sunday, June 27

This 3-A-Side soccer tournament allows 4 players per squad to compete for the coveted title of World Cup Champion.

Registration Fees:
$150 for Members
$200 for Non-Members
Includes a T-shirt, beverages and lunch provided by Life Café.

Don’t miss your shot - Applicants must register by entry deadline of Tuesday, June 22.

Contact Scott Fitzgerald with any questions at

A portion of proceeds from the tournament will benefit the
Life Time Fitness Foundation, a 501c3 charitable foundation supporting healthy kids and healthy communities.

Life Time Athletic Boca Raton
1499 Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Are You the Star of the Bar?

Gab is on the lookout for competitors to be featured in Il Bacio’s “2010 Hottest Bartender Competition!”

9pm Sunday, June 27

If you have style, personality, can work a crowd and – oh, yeah – mix a cocktail like none other, you have a shot at winning the $1,000 cash grand prize!

Competitors will be judged on their style and flair during timed performances at South Florida’s largest industry night. Recipes will be provided in advance.

Grand Prize - $1,000 Cash
Second Place - $500 Cash
Third Place – An exclusive Il Bacio Cabana, which seats 10-12 guests, with bottle service

For additional information or to request an application, please contact The Gab Group at or call 561.750.3500.

Even if you can’t pull off a Flaming Lamborghini, we recommend you stop in for the drink specials and entertainment. Bottles are gonna fly!

Il Bacio Restaurant & Lounge
Eclectic Italian Dining
29 SE 2nd Avenue, Just off of Atlantic Avenue
Delray Beach, FL
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Friday, June 4, 2010

God Bless the USA! Sexy Swimwear Fashion Show Heats Up Il Bacio’s “Wet, White and Blue” Memorial Weekend Celebration

Leave it to Gab to officially kick off summer with the most buzzed-about swimsuit and painted body fashion show in South Florida!

Hundreds of guests flocked to Delray’s best place to dine and dance on Sunday, May 30, to catch a glimpse of the season’s upcoming trends at Atlantic Ave’s hottest venue. Models, prepped and propped by Gab styleistas, showcased handmade bikinis by Ola Feroz and lustworthy pieces from Debi Wechsler’s newest jewelry line, Tarnish, as featured in the May/June issue of Ocean Drive Magazine.

For their last walk, the models took to the runway with nothing but a few brushed of expertly applied body paint and attitude.

After the sexy runway rendition, everyone stayed at Il Bacio for some hard-earned celebratory champagne and dancing.

Special thanks to Paradise Salon & Spa, the official beauty sponsor of “Wet, White and Blue,” for their hair and makeup expertise.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gab Helps Raise $5,2000 During Intermix "Celebration of Style" Event

Shopping has never felt so good…

We just received word that the “Celebration of Style” shopping event at Intermix, presented by Meryl Schrager, raised more than $5,200 for Scott Stapp’s With Arms Wide Open Foundation!

Creed frontman Scott Stapp stopped in to support his stunning wife Jaclyn, who hosted the event. As Jaclyn browsed the designers, Scott signed CDs for fans and looked over his glowing wife.

What were shoppers eager to get their hands on? The Elizabeth and James summer collection, silk shorts and dresses by Robert Rodriguez, luxe Missoni scarves, J Brand cargo pants, Cynthia Vincent wedges, and Chloe handbags were all hot sellers.

Those who shopped for the cause definitely received great prizes in return! Congrats to our raffle winners, who won the following prizes:

STK Miami Dinner for 4 and Car Service: Tracy Schwartz
4 All-Access Backstage Passes to a Creed Concert: Lori Frankfort
Starlux Pulsed Light Treatment: Sharon Landau
Laser Hair Removal at Palm Beach Esthetic Dermatology: Kathy Adkins
Dr Kenneth Beer Scientific Skin Care package: Alisa Musa
Zoom Whitening Smiles of Boca Raton: Candace Shaw
LifeSpa Massage Package: Sherry Evans
RA Sushi Gift Certificate: Jill Goldstein

Photos by West Palm Beach photographer Alan Lougher
Alan Lougher Photography

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rock the Run Rings Up $10,000 For Charity

Boca Raton Life Time Athletic Club’s Rock the Run 5K was a huge success, raising nearly $10,000 for Children’s Place at Home Safe Boca Raton and the Life Time Fitness Foundation!

The race started off with a bang (literally) at 8am with 700 runners racing for the finish line. Even Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time Fitness (pictured below with Donna Everhart, General Manager of BRLTA), tested his endurance on the course. Just when we were about to drop, live acoustic musicians like Amber Leigh kept us going till the finish line.

Afterwards, everyone, including NBA star Samuel Dalembert of the Philadelphia 76ers (pictured below), headed to the Life Time pool for an after party, complete with swag bags and a gourmet breakfast provided by the Delray Beach Marriott.

Congrats to our marathon winners – The overall male open winner for Rock the Run was Jordan Zwick, 23, with a time of 15:46.6!

Second place went to Jon Volpi, 26, with a time of 15:48.7, and Tim Walker, 26, won third place with a time of 17:19.3.

Left a few people in the dust yourself? Check your official time score at for all official time posts.

Couldn’t make it this year? Check out this video with some of the marathon highlights:

After such a successful event, Gab can’t wait to Rock the Run again next year!