Archive for 'Departments'

‘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 [...]

A tour of the new VIP lounge at The Cruzan

A tour of the new VIP lounge at The Cruzan

By Deborah Wilker  There was a time when a blanket on the lawn was about all the creature comfort one could expect from a summer evening at the local amphitheater.  After all, it is all about [...]

‘Salem’ renewal welcome news for Seth Gabel

‘Salem’ renewal welcome news for Seth Gabel

By Deborah Wilker Salem, the first scripted series on WGN (the superstation out of Chicago) has attracted all kinds of buzz during its 13-episode run this year, and as the witchy drama wraps for the season [...]

Wooven: Not your dad’s dry-cleaning service

Wooven: Not your dad’s dry-cleaning service

By Rebecca Cahilly Everyone has a dry-cleaning nightmare story. The lost suit jacket. A torn dress shirt. That strange stain on your expensive evening gown. Vladimir and Elena Samofalova had endured them all – so many [...]