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How to see Boca, Delray from a stretch limo

How to see Boca, Delray from a stretch limo

By Eric Barton Out in front of the Delray Beach restaurant and bar Boston’s not a single parking spot is available. They’ve long ago been claimed by sunbathers who spent the day on the sand and [...]

Meet Frank Stronach, the man behind Gulfstream: ‘This was my big gamble’

Meet Frank Stronach, the man behind Gulfstream: ‘This was my big gamble’

By Eric Barton A man in a graphite suit and hair the color of white gold walks through the front door, and there’s a distinct feeling that something important has just occurred. The manager, who was [...]

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 [...]

The better way in Boca Raton, Delray Beach

The better way in Boca Raton, Delray Beach

Towns once known for retirees, and a retiring nightlife, find a healthier, beating heart By Eric Barton As you might expect from a nutritionist, Michelle Kaplan is holding a plate of vegetables: cauliflower, red peppers, a cherry [...]

Merits of cosmetic surgery vs. going natural

Merits of cosmetic surgery vs. going natural

The world buzzed at the Oscars last month when some familiar faces on the red carpet appeared so, well, unfamiliar. Can cosmetic surgery help you look younger without looking unnatural? By Robyn A. Friedman Ruth Voluck [...]

Where everything works the way it should

Where everything works the way it should

Weston, Broward’s western-most suburb, is a clash of cultures that turns out beautifully By Eric Barton You have to understand something about the gas station at the east entrance to Weston. It’s called Panna Cafe Express, [...]

Day, and entertaining nights, in Delray Beach

Day, and entertaining nights, in Delray Beach

By Eric Barton Happy hour is almost over at Delray Beach’s Cut 432 when a woman pulls out a chair at the end of the bar. She’s in a red cocktail dress, the low neckline embroidered [...]

How Ft Lauderdale got its beach, blvd. back

How Ft Lauderdale got its beach, blvd. back

By Eric Barton It’s Friday night happy hour at American Social on Las Olas Boulevard, and the end of the bar has become something of a pre-concert party. A group of friends agreed to meet here before [...]

Bright nights: Way after hours, in Boca Raton

Bright nights: Way after hours, in Boca Raton

By Eric Barton There’s a sea of empty valet parking spots outside City Fish Market a few minutes to five on a Thursday. Inside, the bar is equally empty. But the bartender, the one with the [...]

A travel writer’s journey to Palm Beach

A travel writer’s journey to Palm Beach

  BY THOMAS SWICK Almost immediately after I took a seat at the bar at būccan the young man to my left introduced himself, recommended the pizzas, gave me the name of his wealth management firm, and [...]