Archive for 'May,2012'

State, national 1st place awards for City & Shore

State, national 1st place awards for City & Shore

City & Shore Magazine has won first place in the niche media category of the national Society for Features Journalism competition (featuresjournalism.org). The award was presented at the University of Maryland in August. The full list [...]

Design: Turning on a media room

Design: Turning on a media room

Some of us are counting on our media rooms this summer to catch the NBA playoffs, the Olympics or The Big Game, whatever it may be, coming up next. Others are quick to switch to movies, [...]

Building a reputation

Building a reputation

A change in course turned Beverly Raphael into an award-winning entrepreneur BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB When Beverly Raphael’s husband, Richard, died in 1998 at 53 of a brain tumor, she had a difficult decision to make. [...]

A conversation with designer Clodagh

A conversation with designer Clodagh

  A hotel today should be more than a place to stay, the design guru behind the W Fort Lauderdale says. A hotel should also wow Entering the W Fort Lauderdale through the porte-cochère, your senses [...]

A math teacher turns kite runner

A math teacher turns kite runner

Boca Beach Club has a high-flying concierge, with strings attached Step off Boca Beach Club’s grand pool deck onto the warm sand and look skyward to encounter the resort’s loftiest attraction – a collection of gargantuan [...]

Design ideas for the media room

Design ideas for the media room

  Forget “one size fits all” in media-room décor. Our options vary according to space, budget and how many will be watching. These ideas range from simple to elaborate.   BY CHARLYNE VARKONYI SCHAUB 1. Tradition [...]

Expert advice: Shopping for jewelry

Expert advice: Shopping for jewelry

Buying one piece of fine jewelry? Go for a one-of-a-kind, signature piece, says Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale VP and GM Rusty Smith. Trends may come and go, he says, but great design and quality endure.   [...]

When Hollywood came to town

When Hollywood came to town

On the road to work last summer, we could watch the HOLLYWOOD sign going up in 20-foot letters on the (only) hill in the distance. There was buzz we might bump into Tom Cruise at a [...]

Waterfront dining in South Florida

Waterfront dining in South Florida

Waterfront restaurants run deep in quality here. Come with us on a pleasure cruise.       BY REBECCA CAHILLY The summer heat is almost upon us, and the waterfronts beckon with the promise of lazy, [...]

How South Florida went Hollywood

How South Florida went Hollywood

BY ELIZABETH RAHE PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID JAMES Tom Cruise channels Axl Rose as aging rocker Stacee Jaxx. Julianne Hough turns exotic dancer as girl-led-astray Sherrie Christian. Alec Baldwin raises hippie hair and leopard print to high [...]