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Copacabana Cuban Cuisine eatery is a throwback reminder of Cuba in its glory days. The Cuban cuisine eatery located at 1209 Main Street, Suite 101, is a unique blend of authentic taste of glorious Cuba in Jupiter.  Step back into the 1950’s in a tropical setting with an abundance of photographic memories of Cuba when it was a high society island destination.  

The owner, Gustavo, was raised and educated in Cuba. He was inspired to strive for the “American Dream”.  His ambition was to own his restaurant in the "free country". His American dream became a reality in 2007 when he opened his first restaurant Casa Cuba in Miami.  Together, he and his wife, decided to create a diverse cultural restaurant combining outstanding international cuisine and

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According to a recent study by WalletHub, a quaint city in Broward County, Florida was named one of the “happiest” cities in the U.S. Smile, Pembroke Pines, you are the happiest city in South Florida! The content Broward city of 170,000 residents ranked No. 21 on the 2020 list. 

Broward County is located south of Palm Beach County and north of Miami-Dade County.  This is the second most populous county in Florida, with just under 1.8 million residents. With more sunny days than not, Broward County is a favorite locale by globe trotters. Offering the warm Atlantic Ocean, white sandy beaches and beautiful seaside living, it is no wonder so many people flock to the area.

Pembroke Pines may have scored so well because it is known for its small town feel

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This morning Governor DeSantis visited Jupiter to announce that all 67 Publix pharmacies in Palm Beach County are getting ready to offer the COVID-19 vaccine beginning later this week.  The Town of Jupiter, located at 210 Military Trail, Jupiter, released the following update:

“Vaccines will be provided by appointment only through Publix system, based on availability.  Publix is maintaining a COVID-19 vaccination page where they are updating information when new vaccine locations are added and appointments are available.

To watch the Governor's press conference in full, click here (fast forward to 6 minutes and 30 seconds)."



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Covid-19 has changed the world we live in.  Here in Southeast Florida, it has been realized that a multifunctional home is the name of the game in 2021. Now that everything such as: living, working, learning, exercising, eating/cooking, teaching, creating and anything else one can imagine, has moved inside the home, our home and interior spaces need to become multi-functional. Having a place of calm in which you can perform some of your household duties and a little extra work, is an incredibly valued addition to a home.

No longer is the home a sacred space where one merely relaxes and unwinds. Multifunctional spaces must do double duty! A home must work in a multifunctional way, allowing our whole life to take place within its four walls.  A lot

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South Florida seems to follow closely with design trends for the home.  The new year, 2021, brings new dining room design trends.  Ideas that are stylish and cozy. These ideas are not just for function but for aesthetic purposes as well.

In the last couple of years, round dining room tables have been gaining favor in popularity.  2021 design trends are indicating round tables being a very big trend.  Round dining room tables are very stylish in appearance and very practical in smaller spaces.

Round tables come in a wide variety of design concepts.  The curves of the round table create a more comfortable and personal environment to dine.  It chicer and more intimate than a long rectangular table.

To update your dining room simply, just add

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The Town of Jupiter has a rich historic timeline filled with stories. Tales of the area ranging from the ancient Indians, Tequesta Tribe, that lived here until the European discovery of the area by Ponce de Leon. The Seminole Indian War battles fought here.  Jupiter’s earliest known records date as far back as 1565.  After early settlers set up homesteads, the waterways were a huge source of transportation, as well as the new Flagler Railroad.

The town’s most identifiable landmark, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was erected in the 1800’s. Hidden in the sandy soils near Jupiter Inlet are signs of human habitation (Native Americans) dating back at least 5,000 years. Long before Europeans arrived, prehistoric people fished the rivers and ocean, and hunted

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Pantone, a company known for forecasting design trends, announced its colors of the year earlier this month: “Illuminating” a sunny hue, and “Ultimate Gray” a timeless neutral shade. Palm Beach County has an abundance of "sunny" in the area, why not add it to your interior design? This is only the second time the company has made a double color selection. The last time was in 2016, with Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue.

The selection of colors encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the promise of something sunny and friendly. It is a message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of PANTONE 13-0647 “Illuminating” and PANTONE 17-5104 “Ultimate Gray” is hopeful and gives us promise. These colors allude to the feeling that

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Southeast Florida real estate predictions for 2021 are favorable! The National Association of Realtors chief economist, Lawrence Yun, has readied real estate predictions for 2021. Last year the housing market was on fire with record-low mortgage rates and relocations made possible by remote job opportunities.

It is anticipated that home sales will maintain+ the 2020 momentum and will carry into 2021. The record low mortgage rates have been the key factor for home buying despite a challenging pandemic plagued job market.  Jobs will steadily recover especially knowing that the vaccine distribution is just around the corner.

Expect sales to grow 7 percent and prices to rise another 5.7 percent on top of 2020’s already high levels. While it is

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SeaGlass residences on Jupiter Island officially held its groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month. The luxury “boutique” style twenty-one residence, 10-story condominium development is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway on exclusive Jupiter Island in the village of Tequesta, FL.

With a projected completion timeframe of Fall 2022, each of these expansive three-and four-bedroom corner residences maximizes unobstructed, panoramic ocean-to-Intracoastal vistas, and spans 3,781 to 5,323 square feet of living area. The exclusive 21 residences will feature expansive private terraces with summer kitchens, floor-to-ceiling glass, private climate-controlled two-car garages, and a private entry elevator. 

For more information,

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 The National Association of Realtors held its Real Estate Forecast Summit where several experts weighed in on projections of what the market may look in 2021. The following predictions (re-posted verbatim to avoid miscommunication) are either from a survey of more than 20 housing and economy experts, or the Residential Outlook panel held during the Summit.  Palm Beach County properties will most likely follow the predictions.  It is best to discuss the specific area of interest with one of the Waterfront Properties real estate specialists, who are knowledgeable of the market.  

Real Estate Market Forecast predictions that emerged at the Summit:

1. “Housing prices will continue to rise — Experts anticipate that prices will increase by 8.8%

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