All Blog Entries by Lacey Hagler

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Originally built in 1963 for $400,000, the original North Palm Beach Country Club has since been demolished in lieu of a $19 million overhaul.

Sitting atop stunning views of the Jack-Nicklaus designed golf course on the intracoastal waterway, the new 37,000 square foot clubhouse includes a lavish main dining room seating 166 guests, with a full bar and a 100-inch TV in the center. An outdoor terrace will have a putting green, and the remodeled “resort-style” pool will be complimented by a splash pool for children. Additionally, there will also be a sports bar and happy hour area, outdoor firepits, and a grill room with captain’s chairs and lounges.

The new clubhouse will showcase Chef Joey Giannuzzi from Farmer’s Table, who will bring his

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Florida Atlantic University just received a gift of $3.8 million worth of fine art. The charitable gift from Attorneys Rick Stone and wife Lesley Blackner includes 17 paintings, with works by Henri Matisse, Edward Willis Redfield, David Park, and John Henry Twachtman.

The paintings will comprise the “Rick and Lesley Stone Art Collection”, and will be on display at the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

The Stones also provided additional support for the establishment of an art history teaching laboratory in the Ritter Gallery, which will provide college students with the opportunity to study art up close.

“We are pleased to provide these works with a lovely permanent home where they can be enjoyed up close by FAU students forever,”

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Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending an event at the Kravis Center for Performing Arts in Downtown West Palm Beach understands the level of class and brilliance this venue provides. I was lucky enough to walk across the Kravis Center stage as part of a graduating class of Alexander W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts, and have experienced the wonderment of their regal ballet performance, The Nutcracker, as one of our family holiday traditions. While the Kravis Center is most notable for the performances it produces, this year outstanding remarks will be made about The Center itself after $50 million worth of upgrades are polished off.

Aside from an expanded lobby, additional restrooms, behind-the-scenes technology improvements, a valet

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This week, anyone and everyone involved in the art world of producing, commissioning, presenting, preserving, promoting, chronicling, criticizing, and selling fine art will be in Miami. Aside from the pleasing warm weather and charming tropical landscape, South Florida is the host of Art Basel, an art show that brings the international world of art together.

December 5th through the 8th, Art Basel Miami showcases the works from over 250 leading galleries and 4000 artists from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Significant work from the masters of modern and contemporary art will be on display in every media imaginable, including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, and films.

Over 70,000 visitors flock to Miami each year,

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Photo Credit: Lemieux Charters

Palm Beach County is one of the fishing capitals of the world for good reason. The Gulf Stream, a warm and swift Atlantic Ocean current that originates in the Gulf of Mexico, is closest to land near Palm Beach and Jupiter Inlet, providing abundant amounts of pelagic fish species as close as ¼ mile offshore.

If you don’t have a boat of your own, we have compiled this list of friendly local fishing charters for your convenience. The main target species in our area are mahi-mahi, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, snook, snapper, grouper, and tripletail. Swordfish charters are also available for a pricier fee since a lot more specialty knowledge and work goes into a successful trip.

Charter services and

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When remodeling or purchasing a home, quality materials make a difference in resale value, aesthetics, and upkeep. Kitchen countertops may seem like a minute detail, but with the increase in trend of “islands” and breakfast bars, kitchens have become one of the most social family areas of today’s homes. With so many different countertop applications, making a decision on which is best for you can be confusing, which is why we’ve outlined a few natural stone products considered premium or high-end offering a unique yet sophisticated appearance. From granite to onyx, here are a few descriptions to help you determine your preference. 

Granite

One of the most common high-end countertop applications is granite, particularly because it is highly

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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park stands out as an “island in time” by preserving the natural heritage of subtropical coastal habitat that once covered southeast Florida. It is the only state park in Palm Beach County, and an environmental treasure which has been preserved for present and future generations to come.

Located on Singer Island, guests can enjoy almost two miles of pristine beach, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

This hidden gem includes a welcome center, a gift shop, kayak rentals, a children’s playground, nature trails, and picnicking facilities.

You might want to take advantage of the many Special Events offered in the Park throughout the year: children’s programs, guided

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On Friday, December 13th, Pura Vida Divers is spreading holiday cheer SCUBA style. The premiere dive shop on Singer Island welcomes you to mingle with the dive community, eat good food, and have the chance to win some exciting raffle prizes.

Each person who shows up will receive a raffle ticket, and you can earn extra raffle tickets by donating Toys For Tots! Prizes include a Year of FREE Dive Charters, an Atomic BC 2, an Oceanic Veo 2.0 Dive Computer, a 5,000 Cubic Foot Fill Card, and so much more!

Will you join the fun? RSVP here: info.pvd@puravidadivers.com or 561-840-8750. Check out pics from last year’s party here.

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No matter what your dining room looks like, what matters most is the people around the table! We're thankful for working year-round to help families find their perfect home for the holidays. Here are a few dining rooms from some of our favorite listings for interior design inspiration!

From our families to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!

 

1160 S Ocean Blvd, Manalapan

This oceanfront dining room features dark wood, rose-colored walls, a marble floor, a traditional crystal chandelier, and gold accents.

 

430 S Beach Road, Hobe Sound

This Jupiter Island dining room on the intracoastal compliments Florida’s lush landscaping with tropical print chairs to match the drapes, and energetic splashes of green and blue.

 

5241 Pennock

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This Saturday, November 30th, Florida residents and visitors have the chance to fish without the need for a saltwater fishing license. If you’ve been wondering what all the buzz is about, but you haven’t had the chance to purchase your fishing license, grab pole and some tackle from one of the many local tackle shops in the area and give it a shot.

This day is part of eight total license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers each year when anglers are not required to have a fishing license to participate.

All bag limits, closed areas and size restrictions apply on these dates. To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/License. For fishing regulations and tips, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing.

To renew or purchase a fishing

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