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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 [...]

Chefs, restaurants setting the pace in 2015

Chefs, restaurants setting the pace in 2015

We tip our hat to this year’s Tastemakers – seven chefs and restaurateurs who bring something different, fresh and exciting to the local dining scene. By Rebecca Cahilly BRYAN TYRELL, PITMASTER Smoke BBQ 8 Atlantic Ave., [...]

All eyes – but no hands – will be on comedian Howie Mandel at Concours d’Elegance Gala

All eyes – but no hands – will be on comedian Howie Mandel at Concours d’Elegance Gala

By Elizabeth Rahe He has pulled pranks for hidden cameras, judged talent from hand-balancing to opera arias, tempted contestants with a deal (or no deal), voiced a cartoon preschooler and played a doctor on TV. But [...]

Your primer to South Florida’s polo season

Your primer to South Florida’s polo season

By Eric Barton There are two ways to spend a Sunday afternoon at a polo match.  The horse lovers, the true followers of the sport, they watch the game. It’s simple-enough to follow, even for newcomers; [...]

How counselors help students find ideal fit

How counselors help students find ideal fit

By Dave Wieczorek High-school counselors live by a motto they hope their college-bound students will also take to heart: “College is a match to be made – not a prize to be won.” “Our ultimate goal [...]

At full gallop with polo’s Joanna Kimball

At full gallop with polo’s Joanna Kimball

  Joanna Kimball just can’t sit still.  When she’s not moving at 40 mph on the back of a polo pony, she’s busy promoting Women’s Polo around the world and designing a polo-inspired travel collection, aptly [...]