Author: Mary Beth Vallar

Dog Days at the Four Seasons

When writer Leslie McGuirk said she thought good manners were “going to the dogs,” her friend Alex von Bidder, the exquisitely mannered owner of the Four Seasons restaurant in New York, quickly agreed – and he had witnessed enough examples of poor taste among the patrons at his dining landmark to know.

The Heart of the Matter

Matheen A. Khuddus, M.D., F.A.C.C. , is a 34-year-old physician and Fellow in the American College of Cardiology who makes his home in Gainesville with his wife Saleha and their 6-year-old daughter Ayesha.

Right Place at the Wrong Time

Anthony DeChellis entered Saint Edward’s School in the fall of 1974 as a sixth grader. It was shortly after the DeChellis family moved from New Jersey, settled in The Moorings and enrolled the four boys in the school.

Memories of a Forgotten Hotel

Jamie Ford is clear about his debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet – it’s a love story. Also clear to his readers in Vero Beach, whom he recently addressed, is that Ford is just the type of guy to write a good love story. He’s sensitive and sentimental, and he understands the emotional quality that goes into the genre. “I get it,” he says.