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The Many Lives Of Cynthia Bardes

After creating a fashion label and designing homes in Florida and California, this Vero Beach resident became the victim of a car accident. That’s when she decided to write a book …

Cynthia Bardes at home with Pansy, her chocolate-colored toy poodle. Pansy stars in the children’s book that Cynthia wrote while recuperating from a serious accident in 2009.

Cynthia Bardes at home with Pansy, her chocolate-colored toy poodle. Pansy stars in the children’s book that Cynthia wrote while recuperating from a serious accident in 2009.

In the past Cynthia Bardes manifested her creativity on the visual level. She studied abstract expressionism at Sarah Lawrence College, designed dresses using silk panels created by a French artist, and put her decorator’s touch on houses in Vero Beach. Then, after a serious accident and a lengthy recuperation, she funneled her energies into writing, resulting in a self-published children’s book, Pansy at the Palace: A Beverly Hills Mystery. Now, this spring she is taking a one-woman show to the center stage at the Riverside Theatre’s Waxlax Stage for a production to benefit the Dasie Hope Center.

There seems to be no stopping this tireless woman, who has been a resident of Vero Beach, along with her husband David, since 1979. The couple currently lives in Windsor but spends several months of each year in the Los Angeles area to be near daughter Aubrey and her family. It was there three years ago that Cynthia was struck by a car while crossing a street, severely injuring her.

Read the entire article in the January 2013 issue