Category Archives: EVENTS

Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week: Our Favorite 2015 Looks

FASHION WEEK! I love it. I miss it.
And since it’s unlikely I’ll make it back for a show in NYC anytime soon, I am so happy that I was able to attend the finale at Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week.
When I attended my first BIG show at the Bryant Park tents in the city, my friend Nic (@nixcruz), a fashion editor in Manhattan, gave me this LOL-worthy gem of advice:
Mkay so here is the deal: arrive 15 to 10 mins before the show but they NEVER start on time — usually 20 after the start time. Walk in the tents and act like you know where you are going. There will be signs either to the left or right that say “[designer]” the people waiting around will not have their seat assignment or are standing … You will have a seat so scoot to the front and flash them that shit. When I send you your seat asst, write it on the invite so they see it and wont annoy you at the entrance. Then sit in your seat and act like EVERYTHING. Wear your shades indoors, don’t smile, don’t be nice to the person next to you, look constipated & you’ll blend. Teehee.
I tried channeling it in Delray. Did we succeed? 😉

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#modernbocadad: “That’s a lot of powerful moms right there.” 

To quote our fashion-forward friends in the front row, the LL-Scene Girls: Delray Beach is continuing to flourish right before our very eyes, and we’re loving every second of it. From their award winning restaurants to the adorable boutiques popping up on the Ave, we couldn’t be happier about the ongoing buzz being created around Delray Beach. It’s not just ‘up and coming’ anymore, it has come, conquered, and is here to stay. Delray’s Fabulous Fashion Week gave local and international designers and stores the opportunity to spotlight and create awareness down the middle of Atlantic Avenue in front of thousands of customers and fans.
How great is that? So without further ado, here were my favorite looks for the fashionable (and realistic) MBMom (and daughter!) from the “Gypsies to Jetsetters” finale show:

The House of Perna

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Favorite date night look

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Favorite fundraiser event look

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Favorite post-pregnancy goal weight look 🙂

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Lilly Pulitzer

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Favorite Easter/Spring look

And these beauties…

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Favorite Spring wedding look

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Until next year…I’m off to hit the Ave!

The Ribbon is CUT! What’s NEW at Boca VIPediatrics?

Sponsored Boca VIPediatrics Ribbon Cutting WM


Boca VIPediatrics is OFFICIALLY open for business…that is according to the Boca Chamber of Commerce and friends and family who helped Dr. Chad Rudnick and his Mompreneur wife Ashley Rudnick celebrate their grand opening and ribbon-cutting on October 30th!

Modern Boca Mom was invited to attend the party and it truly was a community affair.

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Dr. Rudnick even took the time to take a selfie with moi!

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We tried!

And then the ribbon was cut, which meant it was time for MBMom to ask what was NEW at Boca VIPediatrics! 

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Luckily, Ashley their VIP Director, filled me in.

  1. There’s a new monthly payment plan! You don’t have to foot the entire annual membership fee at one time. “The new monthly payment plan is comparable to a cable bill or daily Starbucks (you’re busted Modern Boca Moms!), but you get your family’s own private pediatrician that is always on call to answer your questions, 24/7.”
  2. The membership is all-inclusive. “What a lot of people don’t know is that the membership fee is all-inclusive of all sick and well office visits, vaccines, house calls, and 24/7 access to reach Dr. Rudnick via his cell phone. There are no copays. So it works out to be a predictable cost for ALL your child’s healthcare, and your insurance is used for more serious or in-depth care or prescriptions (hospitalizations, labs, x-rays, etc.).”
  3. You only need your insurance for the big stuff… “Similar to car insurance, which you wouldn’t use for routine things like oil changes or flat tires, only the big things go through insurance. This way, we can provide the BEST possible care for our patients, and we’re never incentivized to do things TO our patients, rather FOR them, without an insurance company telling our patients what’s covered and what’s not. It’s nice for our VIP families to know that they have unlimited sick or well visits, and they’ll never get a bill from us or their insurance company for our care.”

Since their grand opening in July, Boca VIPediatrics has had an overwhelming response from the community for accessible, convenient, and affordable pediatric care. Concierge pediatric care. In fact, they are drawing near to reaching their patient cap!

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Ashley told MBMom, “Our VIPs tell us that their favorite feature is being able to use a “virtual visit” or send a text and save an office visit by having their child’s issue evaluated on the spot. Whether it’s FaceTime to listen to a cough or take a look at a rash, a text message that asks about medication dosage, an email that asks, ‘Hey, is this a good baby product?’, or a phone call any day of the week that allows moms to speak directly to Dr. Rudnick about any concerns they may have about their child from eating, to sleeping, to behavior, and most importantly, staying healthy.”

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She went on to say, “The national average of time spent with a doctor is 8 minutes. In our practice, we block out an entire hour so you never have to feel rushed to ask questions. Of course, if you want to be in and out, we can do that too! With our very cozy staff of just 3, we want to take the time to get to know all of our families so that you get the “small town” doctor’s office feel.”

“The house calls have also been a big hit with our VIP families. The house calls are done for urgent after-hours care and also for the first newborn exam, and we have saved many an ER trip by offering this service to our VIPs. The statistic is 1 in 5 kids end up in the ER every year – which is pretty staggering. If we can save a family from having to go to the ER by being available after-hours for a house call or office visit, the family has saved not only the traumatic experience of being in an ER, but hours of waiting and potentially thousands of dollars,” said Ashley.

That is unbelievable to me (but verified by Dr. Rudnick and Google!).

After speaking with Ashley, Dr. Rudnick and several attendees at the ribbon-cutting celebration, this Modern Boca Mom now believes that Boca VIPediatrics is bringing a much needed change to the pediatric health care industry, right here in Boca!

Hey, you have to start somewhere…


Sponsored: This post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. 

MBMom & Musikgarten: Halloween Album 2014

A HUGE thank you to Bloomingdale’s Boca Raton for hosting our Special Halloween Edition of “MBMom & Musikgarten!”

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We had a fantastic class in costume taught by Musikgarten by the Beach’s Diana Rush, a beautiful breakfast spread and even a fun Halloween parade through the Bloomingdale’s Children’s Department.

Check out this adorable parade video:

And how about all of our awesome MBMoms & #bocakids in costume?

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#dailybabyavery made a pretty cute Tinkerbell if I do say so myself!

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Why hello soccer star Mason!

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I knew Peter Pan would show up!

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Mommy is this Prince Charming’s lucky lady!

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The class in action!

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Meet the lucky winner(s) of our Costume Contest! 


Once again, special thanks to my “MBMom & Musikgarten” partner Diana Rush!

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And of course, thank you to Jen and Kelli-Ann from Bloomingdale’s for organizing the beautiful space and spread.

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Our November “MBMom & Musikgarten” date will be announced soon! Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for the event invitation!

Modern Boca Mom’s 2014 Lift, Tone, Burn…BRUNCH!

Thank you to the 20 fabulous ladies who joined us for the Modern Boca Mom “Barre & Brunch” event at Pure Barre West Boca on June 1st (2014)!  

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We all took part in a booty-kicking, 45 minute barre class (sign up for more + PB West Boca Summer Specials HERE) and celebrated with networking, gift bags, mimosas and brunch after…not a bad Sunday!  

Several MBMoms even scored  great prizes in our raffle drawing!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Heather Clark & the team from Pure Barre West Boca for hosting our group of MBMoms and Boca Raton’s Signsations (who made my awesome MBMom signs!).

Hope to see you at our next MBMom event!

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Pure Barre West Boca

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Gift bags galore!

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Up an inch, down an inch!

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The brunch spread

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Shopping & socializing after class

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Thank You Pure Barre West Boca!