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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…
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The Week Ahead: July 19 to 25

What: All Florida Invitational Where: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $10-$12 Contact: 561/392-2500, bocamuseum.org Art lovers who bemoaned the absence of the All Florida juried exhibition last year can rest assured knowing that the…
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Kyboe watches at Miami Swim Week

Miami Swim Week was the place and Kyboe was the watch; the watch company held its first fashion show in the Funkshion tent last week. A raised platform in the tent was actually a conveyer belt—with mannequin hands wearing the watches “strutting” down the runway. The watches shone and…
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Oysters and Happy Hours

New Social Hour menu, drinks at Nitrogen Just east of I-95 off Indiantown Road in Jupiter is Nitrogen Bar, Grill & Sushi, which says it all. This speakeasy-style venue, with brick, dark wood and funky, upscale décor, specializes in small bites to go with the gorgeous cocktails from…
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Ocean Breeze goes up for grabs & other news of note

Teeing off residents? Boca Teeca residents have a potential new ally in their fight against development of the former Ocean Breeze Golf Club in the large, north-end community. Mayor Susan Haynie had told me several weeks ago that she would like to get Boca Raton mostly out of the golf course business.…
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Camilla Swim Week fashion

A sea of chic, flowing fabrics created from bright colors inspired by the vibes of Africa surrounded me as I entered the CAMILLA Beach House Private Pre-Sunset Cocktail Party at the Faena hotel during Miami Swim Week. Australian fashion designer Camilla Franks is known for her bold, individualistic…
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Concert Review: The Flight of the Conchords in Mizner Park

[NOTE: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] This past weekend, The Flight of the Conchords flew into Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton for a hilarious night of witty chitchat and acoustic guitar theatrics. The band, consisting of Bret McKenzie (jokester/musician) and Jemaine Clement…
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Italian Escapades, Sangria Showcases and more

A Tour of Italy at Boca’s City Fish Market Get ready to head to Italy on July 27, with a Tour of Italy dinner. But you can stay on this side of the pond for this one and head to City Fish Market (7940 Glades Road, Boca Raton, 561/487-1600). This all-inclusive four-course dinner features wine…
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Staff Picks: Shop, Eat and Escape

Fannie's Finds Picked by Megan Kearney, editorial intern "For as long as I can remember, I’ve been shopping at Fannie’s Finds. What began as a small vintage store has blossomed into a chic, feminine and fashion-forward boutique for women of all ages. When you step through the front door,…
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Four Arts Announces 2017 Lecture Series

The Society of the Four Arts has announced its 2017 O’Keeffe Lecture Series, and it doesn’t disappoint. Award-winning TV journalists, magazine reporters, think tank commenters, art historians and even the butler from one of the most acclaimed television series of the 21st century will grace Palm…
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Top 5 Budget-Friendly and Nutritious Foods

I am often asked to share tips for healthy eating on a very tight budget and in this blog I will share my top 5 very cheap foods that are actually healthy. 1. Bananas Perfect for: Breakfast What's a serving? 1-3 bananas Price per serving: 1 for 30 cents and 3 for $1 What’s in it for…