May 2018

There are 40 blog entries for May 2018.

A new consumer report released by the American Society of Landscape Architects tells us the latest landscaping trends of 2018 are nothing short of creative. From yoga gardens to spas to charging stations, integrating these landscaping trends can help your home sell faster.

The society asked career landscape architects to rate the popularity of several outdoor residential design components. The architects saw a noticeable increase in the use of native plants, low-maintenance landscapes, and flexible-use spaces for things like an outdoor movie night. 

Here are the backyard designs that are the most popular in 2018: 

  1. Fire pits/fireplaces
  2. Lighting
  3. Seating/dining areas
  4. Outdoor furniture
  5. Outdoor kitchens
  6. Decking (for example:
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Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders in the U.S. One in 59 children are now born with autism and one in 37 boys have the disease as it is four times more likely to affect males. 

Because of the increasing number of cases each year, it's likely we know or will meet families affected by autism.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) in West Palm Beach holds "Sensory Saturdays" on the first Saturday of each month, allowing these families to explore the center from 8-10 a.m. before it's open to the public.

Autism impairs children's ability to communicate or interact with others. They'll often avoid eye contact, perform repetitive and unusual behaviors, and have intense reactions to lights, sounds and other

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A new women's fashion boutique is opening up this Saturday in Boca Raton featuring luxury clothing and accessories from Europe.

YettaBelle will have the trendiest European-made clothing from tops, bottoms, dresses and accessories to shoes, body suits, jump suits and rompers.

The grand opening of YettaBelle will be on June 2nd from 6-9 p.m. You can register to attend the opening party for free at the cute new shop here. There will be snacks, drinks, fashion presentations and more. 

Visit their website to see their selection of attire here.

On their site you'll see they boldly claim to be Boca's newest best-kept fashion secret. Stop by YettaBelle to upgrade your wardrobe with the latest luxury fashion from Europe. 

They're located at 10

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The annual summer concert series in Palm Beach Gardens starts up again this Friday, June 1st with an all-summer-long lineup of tribute bands.

The concert series is held every summer from the beginning of June to the end of August. Concerts are on Fridays from 7-9 p.m. at Downtown Park at The Gardens.

The free live music is great entertainment that you can sit and sing along to or listen to while you do other things downtown. The Gardens has lots of great restaurants, stores, and family spots and it's pet-friendly.

Music varies from rock to pop to country to jazz. This summer's gonna be a fun one- here's the lineup of tribute bands:

6/1: TITANS OF ROCK:
JOURNEY & BON JOVI

6/8: KISS AMERICA:
KISS 

6/15: CARIBBEAN CHILLERS:
JIMMY BUFFETT 

6/22:

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Every Sunday in downtown Stuart you can find everything from fresh bread to organic spices to handmade crafts at the Stuart Green Market.

The market takes place on the waterfront strip of the downtown area in the parking lot of City Hall. 

You'll find fresh produce, seasonal flowers, organic honey, fresh-baked breads and pastries, hot sauces, handcrafted soaps and lotions, local beef, poultry, and eggs, goat milk and cheeses, homemade spice blends, artisan crafts, handmade jewelry and more.

The market is held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Some vendors even sell a variety of gourmet breakfast and lunch plates cooked to order.

The Stuart Green Market has the best local goods made right here by people of the community. Come meet some new people and

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On the first Friday of the month from June-August, the Palm Beach Zoo hosts "Safari Night," a family event filled with entertainment, animals, and giveaways.

From 4:30-9 p.m. the zoo is open for you to see the animals at night with special presentations by keepers like "Tropics of the Americas" in the jaguar exhibit.

The night also consists of food, dancing, photo ops, crafts and raffles. Check out the NHL Florida Panthers game van and watch the Sol Children's Theatre performers stroll around the zoo doing fun and humorous street performances.

Every Safari Night has a different theme for you and the family to come dressed as. At the first Safari Night of the year this Friday, June 1st, the theme is "Fairytales and Fantasy." Dress up as your

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Hobe Sound is centrally located on Florida’s Atlantic Coast between Stuart and Jupiter in Martin County. The small town is home to some of the most beautiful beaches, parks, championship golf courses, highly rated schools, excellent restaurants and nature spots in the state.

Located in Hobe Sound is the Jonathan Dickinson State Park. The park features a variety of recreational and outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, fishing, equestrian trails, wildlife viewing, boating, and much more. As well as many local parks such as Greenfield Park, Zeus Park, William G “Doc” Myers Park, Jimmy Graham Park, and Peck Lake Park, which all offer many recreational and outdoor activities throughout the week and monthly Food Truck Invasions.

Hobe Sound is home to

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Forget drive-thru chain restaurants and opt for a freshly brewed cup of coffee in a cozy setting at one of these seven favorite spots in Palm Beach County:

Johan's Joe 

Feel like a royal at this classy Swedish coffee shop in downtown West Palm Beach. The coffee is is always hot, it's served in a fancy ceramic mug, and you get to sit in a plush purple chair where you'll be able to get nice and comfortable and relaxed. 

401 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach.

Columbian Coffee House

This coffee house in Delray keeps their coffee authentic by purchasing from small-batch farms in southern Colombia. They also offer a Columbian breakfast menu including organic, scrambled, Colombian-styled eggs, arepas, pan de bono, avocado toast, empanadas,

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Luxury home price appreciation is the highest it's been in the past four years, according to market reports for the first quarter of 2018. Luxury market prices are growing at a faster rate than the rest of the market which means it's a good time to list your luxury home. 

The average luxury listing price is now $1.8 million, up 7.9% from this time last year where the average price was $1.6 mil. The rest of the market also showed a 7.5% increase with the average home price at $330,000. 

A nationwide shortage of homes is driving up prices while the economy improves bringing in more buyers. This shrinking pool of available luxury homes could be an opportunity to sell your home fast and at a nice price. 

If you've been thinking about listing,

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The Roar & Pour at the Zoo is returning for summer this Saturday, May 26th with a tribute to Aerosmith. 

The Roar & Pour is a concert/event series that the Palm Beach Zoo holds every summer. On the last Saturday of May through August, the zoo opens up in the evening for a night of drinks, food and live music. 

The party starts at 4:30 p.m. when the whole zoo opens to be explored. At 5 p.m. the tiki bar opens up and serves a good list of beer and wine. This Saturday, Mathews Brewing Co. will be doing a "tap takeover" featuring their cream ale "Sweet Emotion" and their "Accelerate IPA."

The Tropics Cafe also opens up at 5 offering burgers, hot dogs and other classics. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. when the band takes the stage. Rock out with Jaded,

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