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Valentine's Day is a time of velvet hearts, chocolate sweets, romantic dinners, and love. It's not clear who the original Valentine was — there were several — but a saint's day with that name was established on the Roman Catholic liturgical calendar as early 1,500 years ago. There are indications that Valentine's Day may have originally been adopted in part to replace of the ancient pagan fertility festival of Lupercalia, which fell on February 13 to 15. By the time of Chaucer in the Middle Ages, the Valentine's Day had become associated with romantic love.

Many couples dream to go to Paris on their honeymoon or on Valentine's Day because the city is so well-known for its romantic walks along the Seine River, sidewalk cafe dining and the sparkling

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The French Canadian singer, Celine Dion, has extended her Las Vegas residency.  This will extend her contract to perform 70 shows a year at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace through 2019.

The superstar’s 22,775 square-feet, Bahamian style oceanfront home has been on the market since August of 2013.  The estate is situated on 6 acres of prime Jupiter Island real estate.  The home features 13 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms and 6 half baths.  Initially the property was listed for $72.5 million in 2013.  A year later, the residence was reduced to $62.5 million and more recently, it was reduced to $45.5 million.  Further reduction has brought the listing price down to $38,500,000.00.

The South Florida home (see here) boasts one of the longest beachfront

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Harbourside Place is a “premier downtown destination for shopping, dining, luxury hotel accommodations, entertainment and boating.” Harbourside is located at 200 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, Florida. Nestled along Jupiter’s Intracoastal Waterway, Harbourside Place expresses an informal, laid back vibe.

Take a stroll along the Jupiter Riverwalk and have a rest at the Harbourside Place Amphitheater. See why it’s the favorite place of many who visit. Harbourside is complete with delectable restaurants, specialty stores and the Wyndham Grand Jupiter Hotel. A focal point is the center’s waterfront amphitheater. The Amphitheater is the centerpiece for entertainment at Harbourside Place, boasting a canopied stage, interactive fountains, lawn seating

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Southeast Florida hosts the 7th Annual Coral Gables Food, Wine and Spirits Festival on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 – 12, 2016.  The flavorful festival is located just west of Alhambra Circle and Ponce de Leon toward Lejeune in Coral Gables.  Look for the colossal tents and many people.

The festival features a “wines of the world pavilion”.  The wine area will offer samplings of over 200 international reds, whites and rose’s.  After sampling some wine, head over to the “culinary pavilion” which will be offering tasters of the remarkable food from South Florida’s best restaurants. After sampling tasty morsels from area restauranteurs take a breather and stop by the “seminar stage”.  Here at the

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Are you looking for a delicious cup of gourmet coffee?  Grab a book, kick back, relax and enjoy a cup of java in the Palm Beaches.  In addition to the gorgeous beaches, tranquil waterways, surreal sunrises and sunsets the local area boasts amazing coffee houses.

The Palm Beach Post conducted a survey of readers on “Who has the best coffee in the Palm Beaches?”  The results varied with three local coffeehouses rising to the top.

Topping the poll at Number 1 is Subculture Coffee Roasters, located at 509 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach and 123 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach.  Subculture offers a relaxed atmosphere and small batch artisan coffee.  Coffee beans are harvested and imported from Ethiopia, Oromia, Panama, and Chinqui providing

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Now that the housing market has steadied after more than a decade of difficulties, this could be the perfect opportunity to invest in a home. It is said that South Florida is an earmarked real estate market and it’s driving the prices of real estate up. 

The Case-Shiller 20 City Index noted that home values rose 5.7%.  Leading economists think prices will continue to rise, at least in the interim. Nationally, Miami is considered one of the top 20 metropolitan cities with highest growth forecast.  Topping the list is another South Florida city, Tampa. 

The National Association of Realtors is forecasting a 4.4% increase in existing home prices and in 2017 an increase of 3.4%.  According to Miami Board of Realtors, “South Florida housing

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One of the first things many South Florida homebuyers look at when purchasing a new home is the kitchen. The kitchen can "make or break" a home.  In the Palm Beaches, indoor/outdoor living is paramount and the kitchen is the most trafficked room in the house. An upgraded kitchen can make your home stand above others and make it irresistible. 

If considering a kitchen renovation, building a new home, or just an update to your existing decor, take a look at the current design trends for 2016. Some of the hottest trends in kitchens these days, according to Forbes Magazine,  include hardwood floors, transitional styling and white in the kitchen. As a general rule of thumb, spend between 6-10% of the total

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Palm Beach County divers have a new underwater landmark to discover. The new reef will honor a local three-time breast cancer survivor, Andrea Torrente. “Andrea's Reef”, a 60,000-pound mermaid honoring the valiant woman, has established a home just 3/4 miles east off the Lake Worth Inlet, submerged under 75 feet of water. The sculptures for the reef were deployed off Ocean Reef Park on Singer Island, August 11, 2016.

Thomas McDonald, sculptor, found the inspiration to model his mermaid after the local woman who has survived breast cancer. McDonald started work on his commissioned sculpture during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October. He said in a release, "I work at a women's health

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The beginning of OPUS One wine can be traced to 1970 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii. Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Rebert Mondavi met for the very first time and began their collaboration to merge old world and new world wine styles into one grand opus.Plans for the winery had been evolving between the two since the early 1970’s and the collaboration between Mondavi and Rothschild was announced in 1980.

Did you know that Baron Rothschild came up with the name Opus for the venture? Just two days later he added the second word, “One” and the new joint venture had a name – OPUS One. The term opus is defined as “a musical expression denoting the first masterwork of the composer”.

Did you know that the vines of OPUS One are planted five

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Most people associate learning with formal education at school, college, university etc.  We are all told, from an early age, that we should ‘get a good education’.  However, ‘schooling’ is only one type of learning. There are many opportunities to further your knowledge you will need throughout life.  There is no age limit on learning.  Lifelong learning can enhance ones understanding of the world around us, provide additional and enhanced opportunities and improve our quality of life.

Florida Atlantic University  Lifelong Learning Society is “dedicated to enriching the intellectual and social lives of adult learners by offering stimulating educational opportunities, taught by outstanding university faculty and guest lecturers, designed to

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