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Town Center at Boca Raton is one of the most affluent malls in America featuring stores such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany Co. and Neiman Marcus. But it’s a little known fact that it’s also been a magnet for famous faces. Feb. 19, a familiar mall security guard popped up at Town Center at Boca Raton in front of the David Yurman store. Comedian/actor Kevin James, dressed in full Paul Blart garb, was filming scenes for the "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" trailer, which is slated to hit theaters nationwide April 17. James rolled passed Lululemon Athletica on his iconic Segway, which is Blart’s preferred method of transportation.

As mall employees and shoppers looked on in amazement that James was really "working" in the mall, Boca Raton Police encouraged everyone to move along so James could film without distractions.

It may seem odd to see a celebrity in the middle of Town Center at Boca Raton. But after all this is the place where famous people’s parents come to spend their golden years. However, over the years, Town Center at Boca Raton has had its share of celebrity shoppers.

I spotted Andy Roddick shopping for jeans and T shirts with his friends at Abercrombie and Fitch in during his days dating Mandy Moore, which was circa 2003. During that time, Roddick was residing in Boca Pointe and I would often see him at the Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels on the corner of Powerline and Palmetto Park roads.

I saw football player Zach Thomas in front of Yankee Candle shopping with his wife and kids just before Christmas. Several years ago, actor Paul Sorvino popped into Skechers. My friend who was working there at the time said she didn’t recognize him until he she saw the name on his coveted American Express Centurion Card aka the black card when he paid for his shoes.

And let’s not forget the dozens of scheduled appearances stars made over the years. The late "Wizard of Oz" munchkin Margaret Pellegrini came for a meet and greet with fans around 2004.

While I can’t remember the specific date, I did almost lose my mind once running into Michael Kors in 2006 at Saks Fifth Avenue. He had just released a collection of ready to wear camouflage bags and I confessed to him I had spent my entire paycheck on it. Yes, those were the days.

On Dec. 4, 2008, Dwyane Wade, Alonzo Mourning and DJ Irie hosted a private charity event at the Louis Vuitton store. On Jan. 1, 2010, designer Betsey Johnson made an appearance in the Nordstrom end of the mall to open her now closed store.

Wentworth Gallery in Town Center Boca Raton has also attracted A listers for in store appearances. Rosie O’Donnell did a meet and greet with fans and displayed her art work there April 18, 2009 and Paul Stanley of Kiss also showed his art work there and met with fans in March 2010.

On Nov. 10, 2011, Richard Lambertson and John Truex came to Tiffany Co., to introduce their new handbag and accessories line for the posh jewelry store. On Dec. 3, 2012, Stella McCartney made an appearance at Saks Fifth Avenue to show fans her 2013 collection. Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan illuminated the second floor of Neiman Marcus in Boca on March 21, 2013 helping customers pick out handbags from his latest collection.

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Let’s face it, no one truly enjoys a layover, regardless of its length or location. However, flight connections are a fact of life and for most travelers, an inevitability. If you have a long layover, you might have enough time to get out of the airport and see some of the top local attractions. But if leaving the airport isn’t a possibility, here is a look at five of the best airports for layovers in America.

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Because Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the world’s busiest airports, you can expect to have a near endless supply of choices for dining and shopping. Second only to Denver as the largest airport in the country, DFW has five terminals, with bidirectional train services running every two minutes between terminals. Families on a layover with children may wish to visit one of the Aquafina Junior Flyers Clubs at Terminal A near Gate A13, Terminal B near Gate B12 and at Terminal C near Gate C14. An additional children’s play area can be found in Terminal D near Gate D33. But DFW is also highly regarded for its outstanding and diverse selection of food options, like Pizza Vino, Fuddruckers Hamburgers and the always popular Texas Stadium Skybox Bar and Grill. Suggested stores to browse for magazines, clothing and jewelry include Natalie’s Sweet Gourmet, DFW News and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop. Active military personnel and their families can also visit USO DFW, featuring computers with wireless access, a TV lounge with large screen TVs, a cafe and a sleeping room.

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Voted the best airport in North America multiple times, Denver International Airport is also routinely mentioned among the best for a layover. Part of what helps makes Denver more tolerable than many other airports is its Art and Culture Program, featuring impressive works of art exhibitions and a permanent collection, voted the best airport for art in a recent readers poll. Denver airport also has more than 140 shops, restaurants and other services, in addition to free public Wi Fi. Among the best restaurants and quick bites to try are Colorado Sports Bar, Elway’s,Root Down DIA and Einstein Brothers Bagels. If you still have time, take a walk around Jeppesen Terminal, where trips around the terminal is one mile. Lastly, but certainly not least, try to go outside to get a view of the multi peaked roofs of Jeppesen Terminal, resembling the Colorado Rockies.

If you’re flying to Europe, there’s a good chance you’ll have a layover in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. That’s because JFK is the busiest international air passenger gateway in the country. Fortunately, you have plenty of options for food, drinks and shopping in all six terminals. Popular food choices are New York favorites, such as Shake Shack and the Palm Bar and Grille. Trains connecting each terminal run frequently, with 24 hour service and the Jamaica Train connecting to subway and rail service to Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. A glimpse of shopping choices in Terminal 1 may surprise first time visitors with high profile names like Cartier, Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo featuring retail stores in post security areas. For conveniences like soft drinks, snacks and magazines, the familiar Hudson News stores can be found all over JFK.

If you’re stuck on a layover at California busiest airport but not long enough to leave the area, you can still find plenty of things to do at LAX. Although the Encounter Restaurant closed in 2013, you can still visit the iconic LAX Theme Building and its observation deck, with sweeping views of the downtown skyline. If you want to browse the internet, LAX has free Wi Fi, although premium access comes with a fee for either hourly or 24 hours. As you would expect, there are many choices for dining, primarily in the Great Hall Food Court, along with duty free shops and stores like Bulgari, Coach and Emporio Armani all in the Great Hall. Lastly, even if you are just lounging around, there’s always a possibility you might spot a celebrity passing through the airport. All you would have do to is just look for a gaggle of photographers.

With Hong Kong, Tokyo and other Asian cities among the top destinations, some visitors can expect to have a layover at SFO. Luckily, travelers can keep themselves busy using the airport’s free Wi Fi, grab something to eat or even visit an attraction not found in most other major domestic airports. While public art is on display at many airports, SFO has a museum and and public art scattered across all five terminals. The Aviation Museum and Library is located pre security at the International Terminal Main Hall and is open to the public with no admission fee. One interesting San Francisco related exhibition on display through March is "When Art Rocked," a collection of the psychedelic rock posters advertising upcoming music concerts at iconic venues such as the Fillmore West and Avalon Ballroom. SFO also has a yoga room in Terminal 2, along with a nice variety of dining, including local favorites Boudin Bakery, Buena Vista Caf and Lori’s Diner, along with stores like Burberry, Coach and the SFMOMA Museum Store.

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