All Blog Entries by Lorea Thomson

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Planta, is a vivid, vegan/vegetarian upscale restaurant, guided by globally acclaimed Chef David Lee and much-admired restaurateur Steven Salm. It is scheduled to open at Rosemary Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue, West Palm Beach in the next coming months of 2020. The Toronto-born concept was named one of the “Top 50 Restaurants for Vegetarians in America” last year.  The eatery’s vision is to “celebrate innovative cuisine in a beautiful environment without the use of any animal products.”

Planta was opened with the purpose of creating delicious food that promotes environmental sustainability. Planta intends to satisfy a void in the market of fashionable, plant-based dining options with serious attention to flavor. The proprietors feel a

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The holidays are a delightful time with lots of celebrations.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is partnering with Palm Beach County Law Enforcementto share the message and remind the public about the dangers of drunk driving. 

This New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2019, law enforcement will participate in the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”. During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our Palm Beach County roadways.

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The Historic Jungle Trail winds for nearly 8 miles along a sandy road through the hammock habitat of Florida's barrier island north of Vero Beach in Martin County. The trail, really a hard-sandy road, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

The historically significant trail was built in the 1920’s so that South Florida citrus growers could haul their produce up and down the barrier island.  The pathway ranges from Wabasso to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. The Historic Jungle Trail is one of the best places in the area to see the barrier island plant life and wildlife. It is located very close to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. Pelican Island NWR has been placed on the List of Ramsar Wetlands of

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The exhibit "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" at the Norton Museum of Art,1450 South Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach casts new light on the woman, her art, and her clothing. The O’Keeffe exhibition features 184 paintings, photographs and pieces of her clothing. "Georgia O'Keeffe: Living Modern" is on view now at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach through February 2, 2020.

There hasn’t been and artist in the twentieth century quite like Georgia O’Keeffe. The brilliant modernist is the focus of the captivating exhibit. O’Keeffe is associated with the Southwest of the United States.  In addition to be being recognized for her New York Skyscapers, she is well known for the vibrant, abstract landscapes and flowers she created in the Southwest.

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 Effective January 1, 2020, South Florida motorists must stop texting while driving, unless they want a citation. Florida Statute Section 316.305 now allows law enforcement to stop motor vehicles appearing to be texting and driving and issue citations. The new law also bans the use of smartphone devices in construction and school zones. Drivers can still text while stopped at a red light, or at any point when their vehicle is stationary. Florida has become the latest state to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense, essentially meaning that law enforcement will be able to pull over drivers just for texting and driving.

Previously, a law enforcement officer had to pull over a driver for another reason and then cite them for texting while

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Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration that is celebrated in Palm Beach County and all around the world with populations of African descendants. It is a holiday which celebrates and honors African culture in the worldwide African community. The Spady Museum in Delray Beach will be hosting a Kwanzaa Celebration, Saturday, December 28.  Kwanzaa arose from the Black Freedom Movement in 1966 in the United States. It was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a noted professor of Black Studies at California State University, Long Beach, CA. This holiday is celebrated from December 26th through January 1st.

Kwanzaa is a holiday tradition that is based on the “first harvest” celebrations in Africa. As recorded history, these first harvest celebrations can be traced

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Start the new year off with a peaceful, casual stroll through a Jupiter untouched natural area known as the Delaware Scrub Natural Area. The 16-acre parcel of land, located at 47 North Delaware Boulevard in Jupiter, was acquired by the Palm Beach County and Town of Jupiter in 2005. Such uncommon natural beauty is rarely seen in developed areas. The Delaware Scrub Natural Area features a canopy composed of cypress trees over a freshwater swamp. Most of the preserve has a paved path which meets a 300-foot boardwalk.  If you so choose, there is a sandy trail through the scrub to hike.

The Jupiter park area is situated on an offshoot of the National Wild and Scenic Loxahatchee River. The Jones Creek offshoot lies along the east side of the natural area. 

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The holidays are filled with joy and family, along with that comes some added stress.  Lighten your holiday load with reservations to a grand holiday buffet on December 25, 2019. The P.G.A National Resort and Spa, located at 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens is preparing a merry Christmas feast of exceptional entrees, abundant seafood stations, carving stations, sumptuous sides, soups, salads and decadent dessert selections.  

BUFFET DETAILS:

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 

Dining hours 1:00 pm- 8:30pm 

$89.00 Per Adult 

$32.00 Per Child Age 6-12

Tax and Gratuity Additional 

Reservations required. Feel free to acquire a reservation by visiting OpenTable.com or by calling 561-627-4852.  Groups in excess of 10 people

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Change up your typical routine and head over to Ghosts of Palm Beach Walking Tours, 172 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.  Experience something different with an interesting evening of ghost tales and historical reports all while strolling along Worth Avenue. Listen to scary stories and scandalous tales while visiting haunted places.  

Some of the apparitions allegedly spotted by the Palm Beach ghost-hunters have been John F. Kennedy, Judy Garland and Michael Jackson.  If you dare participate, hear about the ghosts of Louis Vuitton, Chanel, and Henry Flagler. During 90-minute Ghosts of Palm Beach walking tours, visitors learn about these and other spirits who have been sighted haunting the city. Throughout the one-mile tour the guide shares phantom tales,

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 Come nurture your body and soul with outdoor yoga. Sunset beach yoga is held at Delray Beach’s Atlantic Dunes Beach.  The intention of this gathering is to provide an opportunity to “come, slow down and connect with nature, while nurturing themselves with an invigorating physical practice that also liberates stress and tension from the body... or to simply sit on the sand and share the community energy, while enjoying nature without an agenda.” 


The next outdoor yoga class is Friday, December 20th at 4 pm. The class is taught every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, weather permitting by Wandering Heartist. The practice is led/guided by Jessica Om or other amazing and skilled local instructors.  Length of the practice is an 80-90-minute guided

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