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Getting lost on Little Palm Island in the Keys

Getting lost on Little Palm Island in the Keys

By Mark Gauert When I was 5 years old, my mother lost me on Tom Sawyer Island. It wasn’t her fault. She’d had a tight grip on my hand as the log raft crossed the waters [...]

A worldly travel editor’s road trip to the ‘nooks and crannies’ of Boca Raton

A worldly travel editor’s road trip to the ‘nooks and crannies’ of Boca Raton

By Thomas Swick “Nooks and crannies,” my friend Don said, in the tone of someone imparting a secret. “Boca is all about nooks and crannies.” It certainly sounded revelatory, if not revolutionary, to me, who had [...]

Selecting fabrics to give a home a lush look

Selecting fabrics to give a home a lush look

It’s a game interior designers know well. They play with a variety of fabrics to obtain a sophisticated environment. The best know how to mix patterns and colors without the design appearing jumbled. We asked four [...]

Sublime dining, when the price is no object

Sublime dining, when the price is no object

By Rebecca Cahilly Candlelight, crisp linen tablecloths, a white-gloved maitre d’. Fine dining was once defined generally by these three elements – along with an equally impressive price tag. As tastes, preferences and interior design styles [...]

Some HOUSE-made Dishes To Write HOME About

Some HOUSE-made Dishes To Write HOME About

Our fine-dining writer seeks out dishes – and procures a few recipes, here and on cityandshore.com – from South Florida restaurants that are made in-house, from scratch and with love.  By Rebecca Cahilly   In the [...]

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

Contemporary design reigns at LaRue

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Tim Maynard and Rod LaRue were meant to be business partners. The friends shared a love for the furniture business in Michigan that continues in South Florida. LaRue came down first and [...]

How three South Florida interior designers make their own dreams come true at home

How three South Florida interior designers make their own dreams come true at home

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Many of us envy designers. We wish we could have their access to beautiful home furnishings from around the world and cash in on their trade discount. How do they decorate their [...]

15 ways to refresh home (without renovation)

15 ways to refresh home (without renovation)

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Did you make a New Year’s resolution to refresh your home? If you haven’t begun, it’s time. Our suggestions can revitalize everything from your bedroom to your closet. Many of these ideas [...]

The 2015 Mustang GT: Ford’s V8 Time Machine

The 2015 Mustang GT: Ford’s V8 Time Machine

By Eric Barton Ponce de Leon landed in Florida in 1513, possibly looking for magical waters that would stop him from aging. Hernando de Soto copied him two decades later, but neither man ever found the [...]

How designers set a romantic bedroom mood

How designers set a romantic bedroom mood

  It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for a bedroom to give off proper romantic vibes. Increase your home’s sex appeal with fabric-draped beds, soft lighting, candles, mirrored furniture, soothing colors and, above all, a hidden [...]