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The city of Palm Beach Gardens is suitably named, as it is comprised of 30 percent flourishing greenery. Located seven miles north of West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens is known for its excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities at the Gardens Mall, Downtown at the Gardens, and Legacy Place. Boating and fishing are plentiful, as are beautiful luxurious waterfront homes, some even sitting directly on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, if not the Intracoastal Waterway.

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Pizza is a one of the staples of “American consumed” food and local Tequesta restaurants have quite the reputation for creating delicious stone baked tomato pies.  These days pizzas have evolved and morphed into a healthy option for lunch or dinner.Back in 18th century Naples, busy workers needed a food they could eat on-the-go, in between shifts.  The pizza we enjoy came about an inexpensive, easy-to-eat meal for workers. Just like the old-world workers, we find that ordering nutritious, veggie packed pizza allows us to take one more thing to do off the plate.

Seasoned flatbreads were essentially a precursor to pizza.  In some Mediterranean cultures, stone-baked flatbreads made of flour and water were a humble and satisfying meal. To this day pizza

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Healthy lifestyle and eating healthy habits in Palm Beach County are certain.  Delight in the picturesque settings and delightful year-round weather. Being able to enjoy all the beauty Palm Beach County has to offer, in the most optimal of health, is a goal for many.  Living by the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t mean everyone has perfect bodies, but most try to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  

Palm Beach County is the home of many fit lifestyle residents and visitors.   A recent survey led by Dietspotlight, an association that is dedicated to helping people adopt healthy eating and lifestyle habits.  The survey showed that residents of Palm Beach County in Florida are less obese than the rest of the nation.

The human body is a brilliant creation that is

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 The welcoming Abacoa community, located in Jupiter, Florida offers a variety specialty services, business and restaurants.  Downtown Abacoa has an old “Main Street” charm and characteristic design. This relaxed atmosphere gives this Jupiter destination a true community feel.  One of the prevalent industries which has nested within the Abacoa downtown is boutique, personal fitness studios.

Zeal Yoga

Zeal Yoga, 1209 Main Street, Suite 108, Jupiter is a yoga studio offering Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kids Yoga and Meditation classes as well as private instruction.  The instructors at Zeal Yoga aspire to keep things simple and keep the complications of the world outside.  Distraction free, one can connect with the breath and the yoga practice. Zeal yoga

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PGA National Resort and Spa is hosting their Fifth Annual Craft Beer Bash this Saturday, August 10th.

The popular event features more than 150 varieties of craft beers and hard ciders with focus on Florida breweries. You’ll also have a chance to vote for your favorite beer and cider to help pick the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Last year, Twisted Trunk Brewery won Best Craft Beer and Rekorderling won Best Cider.

The Craft Beer Bash benefits Bluewater Babes Charitable Trust, a non-profit public charity committed to providing financial assistance to local breast cancer and ovarian cancer patients in financial need.

The event is Saturday, August 10th from 5 pm to 8 pm. There will be live music and entertainment, shopping vendors, food stations

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When it comes to exercising in northern Palm Beach County, there are plenty of options to choose from.  Gyms, surfing, martial arts, paddle boarding, running or walking the beach are invigorating options. If running is your thing, there are so many trails to choose from.  We know the same daily run can get tedious. If you’re an avid runner and want to get away from it all, try going off the beaten track

Joggers delight in the fabulous year-round weather, and picturesque settings. Living in the Town of Jupiter permits for runs with ocean views, as well as scenic natural area preserves.

Get away from the daily monotony and get lost in thought running in Jupiter’s well-known Riverbend Park.  Riverbend Park presents nearly 10 miles of rugged ground. 

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Jupiter has gorgeous spring weather and it’s a great reason to get outside.  Try kayak fishing in the Atlantic Ocean or Intracoastal waterway.  Kayak fishing is much different than fishing from a motor boat, canoe or the shore.  This time of year, you can stay very close to the beach and catch a variety of fish.

Contact a local kayak renter or dealer, like Jupiter Outdoor Center at the Jupiter Inlet, to see if they offer any fishing instruction or lessons.  The kayak community is very welcoming. The Jupiter community is based on our relationship with our amazing waterways. There is no better way to enjoy what Jupiter has to offer than to rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard and undertake your own adventure on the waterways.

When it comes to

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The Spa at PGA, 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens, is a world-reknowned spa and resort.  Spa therapies have existed since the classical times when bathing in mineral waters was considered a popular way to treat illnesses. The practice of traveling to hot or cold springs in hopes of wellness.  You could say spa days date back to prehistoric time. This Valentine's Day make it special with an extra dose of "T.L.C.".  The Spa at PGA is offering amazing sweetheart specials to melt your darlings' little heart.

Pamper yourself or a loved one with an indulgent facial. Red or Pink rose petals are used for its calming and healing abilities, sumptuous rose instantly soothes and nourishes the skin.  The Rose Petal Facial is full of

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Taste is so subjective…however many agree that Northern Palm Beach County has great fried chicken places. The crispiness of the outer breaded covering is perhaps the most important factor in how the taste of fried chicken is perceived.

Coolinary Café, 4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens, is worth the wait.  During season, this restaurant has a long wait, and short on seating, nonetheless it’s worth it. The chef, is very creative with menu selections and dishes can be made to order on either small or large plates, depending on your appetite. On the menu is the Boneless Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles. It is quite imaginative and flavorful.  The fried chicken is a signature dish and after a taste, you will know why.  The chicken is

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Traditional Japanese and Thai dishes are on the menu at Thai Lotus, 201 North U.S.  Highway 1, Jupiter, and another location at 137 North U.S. Highway 1, Tequesta. Both locations offer a large selection of freshly prepared sushi as well. There is a lengthy list of appetizers, soups, salad, noodle dishes, 3 varieties of curry and several stir-fried selections.

Thai cuisine places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components with a spicy edge.  The traditional cuisine of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Many dishes that are now popular in Thailand and Japan were historically influenced by Chinese cuisine.

The atmosphere of Thai Lotus is peaceful and serene. The

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The Town of Jupiter offers many dimensions for the senses.  See the sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean, feel the beach sand between your toes and hear the palm fronds blow in the breeze.  Add the delicious aroma of hot and fresh rustic bread coming out of the oven at Bread by Johnny, 1695 West Indiantown Road, Suite 6, in Jupiter.

Bread by Johnny is the aromatic bakery owned by Johnny VanCora.  He attended William T. Dwyer High School over ten years ago and was known to sell treats.  He would bring his product to school and wait for his regulars to call him.  He’d grab it from his backpack or car and the deal went down.  However, the deal wasn’t for contraband, it was for fresh loaves of bread!

The indie baker graduated from Dwyer and then headed off

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