JULY/AUGUST 2014

Features

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Great Escapes

Plan your weekend getaways around the sweet summer specials being offered by resorts only a few hours away—as well as in our own backyard. SOUTH OF OUR BORDER Acqualina Resort & Spa Where: 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles What’s the deal? From Aug. 18 through Sept. 30, this beachfront paradise—winner of the AAA Five Diamond […]

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Murder They Wrote

In a 2013 piece for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik observed that Florida crime fiction “may have supplanted the L.A.-noir tradition as a paperback mirror of American manners”—a mirror driven by, as author Dave Barry put it, a bunch of “South Florida wackos.” Our lower peninsula, stretching all the way down to the freewheeling Keys, […]

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Best of Boca 2014

Think our fair community didn’t make its share of headlines over the past 12 months? Think again. A-list (and B-list) celebs entertained us. Our chefs, retailers, cultural institutions and business owners created buzz. A host of benevolent locals made a difference with their generosity. And a few folks found the kind of trouble that has […]

On With The Shoe

Put your best foot forward this summer in stylish shoes for men and women.

Articles

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Exclusive: Ariana Grande

**Grande’s album, “My Everything,” was released on Aug. 22. Here’s the full story we ran in our July/August issue. Boca Raton was the only South Florida magazine granted an exclusive interivew with the Boca-born pop and R&B star. Though her meteoric rise has turned her into a superstar on par with the biggest names in music, Ariana […]

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Face Time with Jodi Dery

It doesn’t take an advanced degree in cosmetology to understand that Jodi Dery’s spin on the blow-dry trend is more than just a lot of hot air. As evidenced by a stack of effusive comment cards at the front desk of her downtown Boca-based Cloud 10 operation, which opened last December—the first, at Worthing Place […]

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Healthy Hydration

Michael Whitehurst, professor of exercise science and health promotion at Florida Atlantic University, explains how to stay properly hydrated as the temperature soars. [ 1 ] Beat the clock: Exercising in hot, humid conditions can dehydrate a person in 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the activity and the individual. “If you’re an athlete, you’re […]

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Get the Look: Edgy Activewear

Boca native Christina Lagoudes admits that she practically lives in active wear—when you have a 2-year-old daughter, as she does, everyday activities can be a workout. Still, it took an entrepreneurial leap for the Florida Atlantic University grad to bring European brand Body Action to the U.S. last year in the form of an online […]

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The Scoop on Sonnys

As if the three-dozen gelato flavors alone weren’t enough to tempt customers,Sonny’s Gelato Cafe (2151 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561/362-0447) never misses an opportunity to add a little eye candy. Ladyfinger cookies jut out from the divine “Tiramisu.” Marshmallows stud the “S’Mores Mix.” And circles of lime dot the top of its “Key Lime […]

Home Base

Don’t let drab décor put a damper on your shower spaces

Backstage Pass

Our A&E editor breaks down the hottest summer events –a nd talks dance with two local champions of the discipline.

Dining Guide

Don’t leave home without it – our comprehensive guide to the best restaurants in South Florida, including new reviews of Twenty Twenty in Boca and El Camino in Delray Beach.

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