Our Blog


Web Xtra: 'All Florida' All Stars

Carmen Tiffany, one of the five artists profiled in the “All Florida All Stars” feature in the July-August issue of Boca Raton, is also exhibiting this summer at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. Here is John Thomason’s review of her show. Miami’s Carmen Tiffany is one of 25 artists…

Web Xtra: Al Capone’s Miami Bootlegger

Few know of Al Capone’s use of pilots to transport illegal booze into Florida. This story is about one of them. For more on Capone’s South Florida legacy, pick up the July-August issue of Boca Raton. Flying Ace for Capone Robert Hanley, 17, was juggling high school at Miami Beach’s…
, , , , , ,

The Week Ahead: June 29 to July 4

What: Opening night of “1776” Where: Palm Beach Dramaworks, 201 Clematis St., West Palm Beach When: 8 p.m. Cost: $65 Contact: 561/514-4042, palmbeachdramaworks.org Perhaps it’s the overwhelming success of “Hamilton” on Broadway, or the patriotic fervor of the Fourth of July,…
, , ,

Doggie Brunch and Luxury Scotch Dinner

Weekend brunch, and Bark N Brunch at Grille 401 Another brunch option for your to-try list: Grille 401 (401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954/767-0222) has started a weekend brunch, with seven entrees such as the shrimp & grits, crab cake Benedict, chicken & waffles and more. And…
, ,

City manager evaluations, updates on the Garlic Fest & Delray's ongoing city attorney search

Evaluating Ahnell Delray Beach City Manager Don Cooper must envy his counterpart in Boca Raton, Leif Ahnell. There’s Boca Raton’s tax base, of course. It’s the highest in Palm Beach County, and it helped Ahnell get Boca through the Great Recession far more easily than other cities. Mostly,…

5 Things to Know Before You Leave for College

To incoming college freshmen: It was probably only a few weeks ago that you walked the halls of your high school for the very last time. You said goodbye to friends, teachers and the countless memories that molded you for four long years. You’re off to college now, and your life is about to change…

Concert Review: The Cure in Miami

[Note: The Week Ahead will run on Tuesday this week.] (Photos by Ron Elkman) If The Cure never tours Florida again, its local fans received a remarkably generous send-off in Miami last night: a legacy tour of no fewer than 34 songs, four encores and three solid hours of music, with a set list…

Staff Picks: Cafes and Cannoli

Cannoli Kitchen   Picked by Margaret Mary Shuff, Publisher “Cannoli Kitchen is a gustatory delight—a delightful take home or delivery choice! The Caesar salad is cold and crisp; the side of escarole and beans is tasty; and the veal rollatini is tender and delicious. Get a pepperoni pizza…

Dream team soccer?

The word is leaking out that soccer stars of the upcoming Olympics—Argentina and Colombia—will be training in Boca Raton prior to the Olympics in Rio. But the BIG news is that they are rumored to be planning a soccer match July 21—possibly at FAU stadium. Our sources say details have not been…

Grand Tastings and Burger Blends

Jardin “Chef’s Grand Tasting” series starts A new summer dining series began in June at the new Jardin restaurant (330 Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/440-5273). Started by husband/wife chef team and owners Jordan Lerman and Stephanie Cohen, the 15-course tasting menu is offered at 7…
, ,

Fashion Forward: Juicy Jumpsuits

It may be hard to believe, but guess what? Juicy Couture has brought the track back to Bloomingdale’s, whom recently announced the release of a limited collection of Juicy Couture Black Label classic velour tracksuits launching exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores and on Bloomingdales.com this July.…

Review: Juniper on the Water

Brunch. The perfect excuse to drink champagne before noon and splurge on all the things. When you live in South Florida, brunch can also sometimes bring you gorgeous views of the ocean or Intracoastal. I love spending my Sunday afternoons in the sun—even better with a cocktail in my hand and good food…
, ,

'Small Amounts,' Big Ideas

The strongest compliment I can pay to Kenton Parker’s exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is that I forgot, if only for a few fleeting moments, that I was standing in an art museum. Parker specializes in walkable human-sized structures—experiential art projects that invite visitors…
, ,

Drive times, Garlic Fest appeal & more news and notes

Traffic counts & downtown development Speakers at Boca Raton City Council meetings regularly complain about travel on Palmetto Park Road through downtown. In making their complaints, they spare no hyperbole. Example: “I spent 45 minutes the other day driving from the beach to I-95.” A new…
, ,

Deborah James Preps Friday Sale

Get ready, girls: June 24, 2016 is about to become a day Palm Beach County fashionistas will never forget. Deborah James, the noteworthy women’s clothing boutique with locations in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, has announced two incredible events beginning this Friday. The first event marks…
, , , , ,

The Week Ahead: June 21 to 27

21 What: International Yoga Day Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton When: 5 to 10 p.m. Cost: $20 advance, $25 at gate Contact: corbin.stacy@namastacyyoga.org How you planked, lotused, or downward-dogged lately? There’s no better day to break out your yoga…

Derby Days and Brunch Beat

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid

Staff Picks : Indulge and Pamper

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid

Weak Ahead

The Boca Museum’s “MasterClass” illuminates more than 200 public figure , thanks to pioneering photographer Anroid

The New PTA: Parental Travel Anxiety

There are few things that I love more than travel. When I was single and even after I was married, I made every effort to see the exotic places in this world that would become infinitely more difficult to visit once I had countless diapers, a pack ‘n’ play and a rigid nap and feeding schedule to…