Waterfront Properties | Real Estate News, Information & Blog - Blog Archive: December, 2017 | Page #6

World renowned, British artist, Gordon Cheung has his newest exhibition on display at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach. “Gordon Cheung: New Order Vanitas” is the artist’s most recent curation of inspired floral master pieces which in total he calls “Breaking Tulips.” 

Cheung drew his inspiration from some of the most prized art pieces in the world, 17th Century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Vanitas are still life paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. 

This body of work Cheung has created is called “New Order” which pays homage to “the financial crisis of 2008 and its precursor in western economic history, the “tulip mania” which wiped out many fortunes in 1637. Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2001 and he exhibits…

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South Florida is full of fine resorts and hotels from Palm Beach to Miami but during the holiday season, there is one that rises above the rest, The Breakers Palm Beach. Each year, CNN composes a list of the "Top Ten Resorts That Go All-Out for Christmas."

According to the research done by CNN, the Breakers “carries its lavish traditions right through the holiday season.” The world-class resort lights up the grounds and gardens with over 160,000 lights. The Christmas Brunch that is offered is quite possibly one of the best across the globe. The brunch is served in the famous Circle at the Breakers. The Circle is a breathtaking, circular, ballroom with soaring ceilings, detailed columns and chandeliers to leave you speechless. The Circle is the perfect…

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The waterfront, artisanal farmers market that takes place on Saturdays in West Palm Beach is a beloved event that brings people from all over the area together. This weekend, on December 9th is a special version of the Green Market for “Sandi Paws.” 

“Sandi Paws” at the West Palm Beach Green Market is a special day dedicated to several of the largest local rescues around Palm Beach County and the animals they have up for adoption. Some of the local rescues include: Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and more. During a time of such great holiday spirit, this is the perfect event to bring out your family and friends for a fun day of delicious food, fresh produce, artisanal products and furry friends. “Adopt a furry friend on site at…

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Beginning tomorrow, December 8th, is the second Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition at Montgomery Hall Gallery at the Armory Art Center. The exhibit will feature an incredible array contemporary works of art. Artists of different mediums and styles from all over Southern Florida will have their works on display. 

The “Artists of Art Salon” Exhibition has been known to display the best and most “influential” artists from Palm Beach to Miami.  This year, there will be 24 artists from our area displaying their contemporary pieces. Only the best and freshest ideas and trends of contemporary art are displayed during this exhibit. 

The Second Biennial “Artists of Art Salon” Dates and Times:

December 8, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Opening Reception:

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Come celebrate the start of Hanukkah in downtown Delray Beach on December 12th. A special tradition, the lighting of the first candle on the Menorah will be at sundown on Tuesday (around 5:30 p.m.).

The ceremonial lighting will take place on the grounds of Old School Square Park. It will be held right in front of the famous 100-foot tall Christmas tree. The huge tree is also a tradition in Delray, and it is a festivity for the people in the area. You can walk through the 100-foot Christmas tree and see different scenes like Santa's Workshop, a reindeer barn, and Twas the Night Before Christmas house. Travel & Leisure Magazine has named the tree the best Christmas tree in Florida. 

Celebrate Hanukkah with the customary lighting of the first…

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Did you know the Gardens Mall has a complimentary gift wrapping suite where you can wrap holiday gifts for free?

The Holiday Gift Wrapping Suite includes complimentary gift wrapping, cell phone charging stations, and even has holiday movies airing on TV's to entertain the kids (or you) while waiting. The shop is open from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily with the exception of Christmas Eve- it will be open from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. that day. 

Don't waste time or money buying wrapping paper, tape, bows, and ribbon. Just bring your gifts to the wrapping suite and make it simple! Any gratuities will be donated to the Arc of Palm Beach, an organization providing resources to children and adults with developmental disabilities. 

The Gift Wrapping suite…

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                                                                          Image Courtsey of Ugly Hoilday Sweater Crawl

It’s the holiday season and downtown West Palm Beach is putting together the third annual Ugly Holiday Sweater Crawl.

For the past two years, hundreds of adults gathered together dressed in ugly holiday sweaters and other festive holiday gear to head out for a night of bar-hopping and fun to celebrate the wonderful holiday season with friends and neighbors.

The event is taking place Saturday, December 16th at the bars and restaurants of CityPlace and downtown. Your favorite bars and restaurants will be offering food and drink…

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The Elliott Museum in Stuart will be presenting a new exhibit called "Art of the Bahamas." The showcase is a collaboration between the Elliott Museum and the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas (NAGB). 

More than 40 paintings will be on display from the NAGB and local artists. The exhibit celebrates the creative spirit of the Bahamas and the diverse visions the beautiful islands have inspired.

The Art of the Bahamas goes on display December 15 and will be in the museum through February. Viewing times are from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. 

The Elliott Museum has a number of permanent displays including a Baseball Hall, Treasure Coast History, Maritime History, Founder Sterling Elliott History, and the infamous Wheels of Change. The Wheels of Change exhibit…

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With the busy holiday season upon us, take some time to de-stress and paint at the farm! Sons & Daughters Farm and Winery in Lake Worth is offering a wine glass painting class for you to use your creative expression and unwind. 

Amanda Hills of Creative Experiences will be hosting a night of painting, chatting, and relaxing at the beatiful farm. Decorate wine glasses with holiday themes or whatever you want! Materials and glasses will be provided- all you need to bring is yourself. Wine, beer, and kombucha brewed by Sons & Daughters will of course be available. 

The class size limit is 25 and there are 19 spots left. The event takes place on December 23rd, from 2- 5 p.m. If you're interested in participating, click here.

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A holiday-time event that is unique to Southern Florida is the Boat Parade. All throughout southern Florida’s waterways local boat owners decorate their vessels with millions of lights to celebrate the holiday season. The glistening boats line up and parade throughout the waterways for local spectators to watch. This year is the 45th Annual Boynton Beach Boat Parade. 

The parade will begin on Friday, December 8th at 6:00pm. “This flotilla of brightly-decorated boats will line up at the Lantana Bridge near Old Key Lime House and motor south along the Intracoastal Waterway to the C-15 canal in Delray. The event at the Boynton Harbor Marina starts at 6:00 pm with live music setting the stage for the parade to start at 6:30 pm. Other viewing areas are…

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