January 2016

There are 71 blog entries for January 2016.


The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum is a beautiful and charming, non-profit organization in the seaside town of Delray Beach, Florida. Every year the museum offers an amazing tour through history on classic trolleys, called the “Ride & Remember Trolley Tours.”

The tours are offered monthly and take place on the second Saturday of each month. With the historic trolleys and important history, The Spady Cultural Museum will make Delray Beach history come alive. The tour guides will share stories of the personalities, events and places that shaped this beautiful beachside city. Guests will tour the Spady Museum, take a trip through five historic districts and disembark at select historic sites for an up-close look.

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, is located…
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The celebrated photographer, Bill Cunningham will have some of his photos on display from January 23rd to March 3rd at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. The collection is called “Facades” and has been a recognized collection organized by the New York Historical Society.

In 1968, seasoned photographer Bill Cunningham began an eight-year project to “document the architectural riches and fashion history of New York City. The project paired models – in particular his muse, fellow photographer Editta Sherman – in period costumes with historic settings.”

There will be about 80 original and enlarged photos of Cunningham’s on display. His work has been described as “whimsical yet bold” and is meant to inspire a different perspective of New York’s past to…
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The Food Network, Cooking Channel, along with Food and Wine present the 15th season of epicurean delights in South Beach. The South Beach Wine and Food Festival will be presented February 24-28, 2016 in sunny Miami Beach.

The festival, spanning both Miami – Dade and Broward counties, presents over 80 events featuring a plethora of options  for you to hand pick your favorite wine, spirits and food.  Top food and wine experts will host cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, pairings, gourmet dinners and seminars.  Past food and wine experts, like Emeril Lagasse, Rachel Ray, Bobby Flay, Martha Stewart and others have highlighted the four-day decadent festival.

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has so many options to delight in such as late night

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  Image courtesy of CONTINUUM West Palm Beach Art.

CONTINUUM WPB, presented by the West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District, is located at the new “Naked Stage Theater” 522 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. This pop up art gallery and performance space is open through January 30, 2016.

The West Palm Beach Arts and Entertainment District is an integrated collection of inspiring arts and theater venues; art and history museums; galleries; libraries; performing arts companies; and art education foundations. Situated in the heart of South Florida’s most progressive city, West Palm Beach, the District includes more than 20 distinct and notable cultural destinations that form an exceptional industry collection.

CONTINUUM WPB kicked off January

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Jupiter Town Council members and Charles Modica (Love Street project developer) came to a mutually agreeable decision last week.  Both parties agreed that the Love Street Development needed to be scaled back.  The Council has rescheduled decision making until at least April 2016.

The project originally included a restaurant/fish market overlooking the Jupiter Inlet plus a 45-foot tall observation tower.  The initial plan included 20 two-story buildings featuring retail, office and restaurants. Above the offices, shops and restaurants on the second level were to be small vacation rental apartments.  Additionally, the plan included a parking garage to accommodate 200 cars.

Modica is quoted as saying “We’ll come back with a better project (for

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Located in the famous Old School Square of Delray Beach is the Cornell Art Museum. Proclaimed to be as “young and hip” as the celebrated Wynwood Gallery in Miami by Delray Beach Magazine, the Cornell Museum is one of the top spots you must visit in Delray Beach.

Located in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary building, the museum is a surprisingly entertaining spot in Delray. The outside appearance of the museum hints at what lies inside with its vibrant banners. The art exhibits at Cornell Museum rotate every three to four months and offer contemporary and cutting edge works by regional, national and internationally acclaimed artists.

The first floor houses two large galleries, a Museum Store featuring hand crafted art, decor and jewelry by 50 area artists,…
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Enter a unique world of Japanese gardens and art without having to travel all of the way to Japan. Nestled in Northern Boca Raton is the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden.

Morikami has a rich history dating back to over a century. In 1904, Jo Sakai, a young graduate of New York University, returned to his homeland of Miyazu, Japan, to organize a group of pioneering farmers and return to what is now northern Boca Raton to start a garden. With the help of the Model Land Company, a subsidiary of Henry Flagler’s East Coast Railroad, they formed a farming colony they named Yamato, an ancient name for Japan. Their crops and gardens were intended to revolutionize Floridian agriculture, but after a series of events the Japanese families eventually returned home.…
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Properties with "perks" have always been a stand out in the real estate market.  Architects have masterfully designed homes with al fresco kitchens, resort style pools and cascading waterfalls, wine cellars and unparalleled home theaters.  Sometimes amenities are just unusual think hydraulic lift transports in the garage to allow double level parking – exotic cars upper level and daily driving cars lower level or hi-tech home security and monitoring panels.  The luxurious amenities available are countless.  If you dream it, they can make it happen!  

Some of the most sought after homes listed feature guest cottages and outdoor living areas containing such open-air amenities as summer kitchens with sub-zero refrigerators and state of art appliances.

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Voting closes January 25 for CoastalLiving.com and their annual “Happiest Seaside Town in 2016”.  From Hawaii to Alabama and Florida to California, they are considered based on their rank with the Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index.

The Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index methodology is “designed to be the Dow Jones of health, giving a daily measure of people's wellbeing at the close of every day. With a daily measure, determining the correlation between the places where people work and the communities in which they live, and how it impacts their wellbeing”.  It takes into account healthiness of the beaches, percentage of sunny and clear days, standard of living and financial demographics of the areas.

The editors of CoastalLiving.com then focus

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Beach Front at Singer Island is a luxurious condominium built on 5.7 acres of oceanfront property.  It was built by Toll Brothers in 2007 on a sprawling 5.7 acres and feature all the amenities most condominium owners desire.

Residents have the unique opportunity to view both the sparkling waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean.  Amenities include 24-hour manned security, heated Oceanside pool, extensively decorated lobby, social room, theater room, fitness center, and on-site concierge.

 The 20-story building includes 51 condominiums, with only 3 residences on each floor, along with 8 separate two-story building.  The condominiums consist of two, three, and four bedrooms that range in size from 2,439 to 4,088 square feet.

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