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New Waterstone Resort & Marina offers waterfront Boca Raton Experience

New Waterstone Resort & Marina offers waterfront Boca Raton Experience

By Robyn A. Friedman The 11-story Waterstone Resort & Marina, a Doubletree by Hilton hotel, has officially opened, replacing the old Boca Raton Bridge Hotel at 999 E. Camino Real. The 139-room resort overlooks Lake Boca [...]

Riva rising on the banks of the Middle River

Riva rising on the banks of the Middle River

By Robyn A. Friedman Premier Developers, a Fort Lauderdale real estate developer, recently held a gala “Celebration on the River” cocktail reception to mark the firm’s 100-year anniversary (photos, on.fb.me/S9mPRL). The event was held at the [...]

A summer stop along the Silverado Trail

A summer stop along the Silverado Trail

By Mark Gauert It’s one thing to sit and watch judges swirl, smell, sip and expound on (and on) about the minerality, rounded fruit or long finishes of the wines entered each year at the American [...]

‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the world’ in Miami

‘Caribbean: Crossroads of the world’ in Miami

White beaches and still blue waters portray an image of the Caribbean as paradise found. Yet slave ships, the post-Columbian devastation of native populations, and the annual ravages of hurricanes betray a troubled history. Wrote Nobel [...]

The Calendar for July, August and beyond

The Calendar for July, August and beyond

July 19-20  Wet-n-Wild Weekend, with bounce houses, waterslides, water games and fun activities. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Since it’s a half-price weekend, admission is $9 for ages [...]

Good design for the indoors is also good out

Good design for the indoors is also good out

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub   Tweet [...]

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

Pool and outdoor design that make a splash

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub The backyard has evolved from the days when the only thing around back was a pool surrounded by a few pieces of inexpensive lounge furniture. Today’s well-decorated outdoor areas may now include [...]

A pool and his money

A pool and his money

I am sitting by my pool, sipping something cool on a summer’s afternoon, when, suddenly, I start to worry. The water level in the pool does not look right, I decide after long scrutiny from my [...]

Hot property: Cassia at Ocean Reef in Keys

Hot property: Cassia at Ocean Reef in Keys

By Mark Gauert Getting to Cassia at Ocean Reef is part of the fun. Drive in from Miami, south on U.S. 1 to Card Sound Road, past the picturesquely crusty Alabama Jack’s and over the Card [...]

John Legend plays a South Florida encore

John Legend plays a South Florida encore

By Deborah Wilker In the decade that John Legend has been a major label artist, the 35-year-old singer-songwriter has racked up so many awards and critical accolades, it would be natural for some fans to assume [...]