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Fashion Forward: Olympic Couture

For all the fashionistas, watching our favorite athletes win gold medals at the 2016 Olympics (Aug. 5-21) isn’t nearly as exciting if we don’t look like winners too. Ditch those tacky, over-the-top team name T-shirts for this year’s chic and subtle Olympic-ready outfits. Whether you’re cheering…
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"All Florida" Returns With a Bang

This, folks, is the way to do “All Florida.” The 65th edition of this statewide assemblage of art by Floridians, on display at the Boca Raton Museum of Art through Sept. 25, has been renewed and rejuvenated. For the first time, instead of one juror selecting the entire corpus of work based…
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Feds throw out Atlantic Crossing suit and the rundown on Old School Square

THIS JUST IN: Federal judge Donald M. Middlebrooks has dismissed all of the federal claims brought by the developers against the city in Delray Beach’s Atlantic Crossing case (in excess of $40 million). The Court, in light of its ruling, then declined to exercise jurisdiction over the state claims…
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Movie Review: "Cafe Society"

To cut right to the chase, “Café Society” is Woody Allen’s best comedy since “Midnight in Paris.” This isn’t to suggest that it even approaches any of the peaks in his erratic line graph of a career, nor is it a meaningless superlative: “Midnight in Paris” was pretty great, and “Café…
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Water Dos and Don'ts

The summer heat is upon us, and it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. While water is essential to our wellbeing, there are some water dos and don’ts that need to be addressed. QUANTITY When it comes to figuring out how much water to drink, I suggest listening to your body and looking…
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Local Veteran to Cycle 2,500 Miles in Route 66 Race

When Pompano Beach resident Gavaskar Josephs gets on his bike this October, it will be for anything but an ordinary ride. He’ll pedal 2,500 miles, from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., with a purpose. Josephs, an Army ranger who served in Iraq and Afghanistan from 1999 to 2004, is no stranger to…
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Taste History Culinary Tour: Part One

The small group filed onto the air-conditioned coach bus in the heat of the summer. “Welcome to the Taste History Culinary Tour!” With that, Lori J. Durante, executive tour director and guide extraordinaire, is off on another of her popular culinary tours. The tours, which happen the first through…
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The Sunglass Lowdown

Summer sun means one thing: sunglasses. It’s difficult for me to wander through a department store without somehow finding myself in the sunglass section. It’s impossible to ignore all of the fun shapes, colors, styles and designers. It’s time to say goodbye to your old, boring frames, and hello…
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Remembering the Countess, Chabad, and more on the Wildflower site

Sympathies Talk about karma. In 1992, the Boca Raton News ran a story alleging that one of Boca Raton’s most generous philanthropists—Henrietta de Hoernle, known throughout the community as Countess de Hoernle—basically had bought her title. Reaction was caustic at best and vile at worst. On…
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The Week Ahead: July 26 to Aug. 1

What: “African Art: Highlights of the Permanent Collection” Where: NSU Art Museum, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $5-$12 Contact: 954/525-5500, nsuartmuseum.org The art of sub-Saharan Africa is immeasurably rich, with unearthed objects dating…
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Thanks for the Countess

For as long as I’ve lived here, Boca resident the Countess Henriettta de Hoernle has been a legendary philanthropist—with a decidedly down-to-earth demeanor despite the title. She lived relatively modestly, was not above shaming her peers into giving more, and lived by the motto: “Give while…
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Upcoming Prix Fixe Dinners

It has been, and continues to be, an interesting summer of special, prix fixe meals. If you read this space, you’ve got a good list going already. It’s time to remind you about the July 28 four-course dinner, paired with Languedoc wines, at Café Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-6060).…
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Staff PIcks: Burgers and Rock

Shake Shack   Picked by Megan Kearney, editorial intern “It’s hard to resist a burger, fries and a shake every once in a while. Luckily, Shake Shack fills that craving immediately with its simple-yet-scrumptious burgers, crinkle cut fries and a multitude of frozen custard treats and shakes…
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Dine and Donate

It’s time to eat, drink and contribute to some terrific causes. Here are two coming up: Oceans 234 (234 N. Ocean Blvd., Deerfield Beach, 954/428-2539) is hosting the 6th annual Clothes Off Our Backs fundraiser, to help combat domestic violence. On Aug. 3, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., pay just $20…
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Fashion Forward: Versakini x House of Perna

LLScene is back from Miami Swim week with a full bikini wardrobe. We couldn’t be happier for our long time friends, Kelsey Duffy of Versakini and Amanda Perna of House of Perna for launching and showcasing Versakini x Amanda Perna. Versakini, with countless combinations and versatility, unveiled their…
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A Moment of Underwater Zen

On a recent visit to the Norton Museum of Art, five young people—say, 20 and under—were camped out on the sofas in the middle of the gallery of the museum’s lone summer exhibition, “Giverny: Journal of an Unseen Garden.” It was unclear whether they were dragged there, or visited through…
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Review: Cabo Flats

Give this girl a margarita, lots of crispy, crunchy tortilla chips and a big bowl of fresh guacamole and she is very, very happy. There’s not much else you need. It’s the perfect combination for a girls night out or even a first date. While I’d be totally impressed if a guy took me to a fancy…
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This just in: Singer may challenge Haynie

Singer to challenge Haynie? Boca Raton City Councilman Scott Singer may challenge Mayor Susan Haynie in the March election. “I am considering it,” Singer told me on Tuesday, adding that he plans to decide by the end of the month. “I want to bring more responsible decisions on development…
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Kids' Must-Have Travel Products

As a mom blogger, I get asked quite often about what products parents “need” when traveling with their kids. I personally think these needs change quite a bit depending on the mode of transportation that a family is planning on taking—but for the car? I have some homeruns. And, they are all available…
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WPB Health and Wellness Expo

Learn about positive, healthy and sustainable living at the 7th annual e4 Life: Green, Health and Wellness Expo on July 23 at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (4801 Dreher Trail North) in West Palm Beach. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has teamed up with the West Palm…