Every year AAA reviews more than 28,000 hotels, which include resorts, bed and breakfasts and historic inns.   Of the 118 hotels that received “Five Diamond” awards, 12 are in Florida!  AAA offers this coveted highest rating to hotels that consistently provide exceptional experiences for their guests.

Three local area hotels received the AAA “Five Diamond” rating.   Eau Palm Beach & Spa, Manalapan, The Breakers, Palm Beach and the Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach. AAA gives hotels and resorts a thorough examination each year to determine “Five Diamond” status and “Four Diamond” status.

All three hotels take in the Atlantic Ocean vistas and jaw dropping scenery. The sun drenched South Florida climate allows for year round enjoyment to any of the…

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Purchasing a home is similar to looking for life partner.  You may go on many first dates and in the end, the one that has the most, but not all the characteristics that you desire, will win you heart. The same holds true when searching for your dream home.

However, first-time homebuyers and even the most experienced homebuyers can get frustrated and disappointed with how long the process can take.  Yet they may not understand how their expectations, views, and lack of action may be causing the delay in finding the right home.

One of the biggest hazards a buyer can fall into is not working with an expert buyer’s agent. Waterfront Properties and Club Communities buyer’s agents can assist buyers readily identify the best-suited properties in the…

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Given the fact that most homebuyers use the Internet to aid them in their search for a home, using the Internet as part of your marketing strategy is an important step toward getting your home sold. After all, the more people who are able to see your home, the more likely you are to find an interested buyer quickly.

When it comes to listing your home online, there are many websites available. The most technologically perceptive real estate agents will have websites for their own business and will list homes on directly on their sites. There are also many websites that are dedicated to helping those who are trying to sell their homes on their own. Listing a home on these sites is not free. When hiring a real estate agent, on the other hand, listing…

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Investing in real estate is a great way to grow your wealth if done responsibly, with conservative financing, and with an understanding of the tax ramifications. Real estate investing is one of the oldest, most respected and profitable ways to earn passive income from your savings. Understanding the basics is important before you purchase your first property.

Asking the questions, “Which is a better investment – real estate or stocks?” is like asking whether vanilla ice cream is better than chocolate ice cream or if a Rolls Royce is superior to a Bentley. There is not a correct answer because a lot of it comes down to your disposition, preferences, and style. It comes down to the specifics of the individual investment. Very few stocks would have…

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With an average winter daytime temperature in Palm Beach County being 74 degrees,  now more than ever the Jupiter area has been attracting professional golfers and golfing enthusiasts for its exclusive golfing communities and secluded atmosphere.  Palm Beach County is known as the “Golf Capital of the World” with more than 150 public and private golf courses.  

Saltwater and freshwater enthusiasts enjoy some of the best fishing in North America.  Polo and equestrian events are also very popular in Palm Beach County.   Polo tournaments such such as the World Cup and Winter Equestrian Festival draw large crowds and international celebrities. Other outdoor sports are enjoyed year-round here in South Florida, making it the most desireable place in the…

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What South Florida iconic restaurant made the “essential” U.S. restaurant list of Eater.com?  Bern’s Steak House, the extravagant south Tampa palace of premium beef and fine wines that was established more than 50 years ago by restauranteur Bern Laxer, is legendary for an outstanding wine cellar, taste and presentation that it is one of the country’s top steakhouses.  

Bern's Steak House, which opened in 1956, quickly grew into a major Florida attraction. In season and on a busy night, it can draw 1,000 customers. The huge menu offers three pages of steak choices -- 16 cuts of steak and 50 ways to prepare them. Three 1,200-gallon tanks in the kitchen each hold 650 pounds of live local fish. At least 20 kinds of caviar are available. The 179-page wine…

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Who can say they are not aware of the American icon, Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel, and his well-known children books?  For over 60 years, familiar titles like “Cat in the Hat”, “Green Eggs, and Ham” or “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” have been American literary classics.  Past generations (and generations yet to come) have enjoyed the well-read books.

Valerie Jackson, owner of the Ann Jackson Gallery of Atlanta, GA, has collaborated with The Gardens Mall and is proud to announce the public art installation of “The Art of Dr. Seuss”.  The museum quality exhibit features selections of artwork and sculptures.  It will be on display at The Gardens Mall, January 17, 2016 through February 14, 2016 for your viewing pleasure. 

The “Art of Dr. Seuss” is an…

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South Florida is known for its abundances in real estate.  Gorgeous residences on the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal waterways and other waterfront properties, including elegant country club/golf course communities and stunning equine communities are plentiful. Many are exclusive private, members-only clubs and communities.  Rarely are the “gates” to these elaborate communities open to the public.

You do not have to be a royal or a handsome model to enjoy the sport of polo these days.  Head on out to Wellington and the polo grounds and enjoy a fanciful day of preeminent polo on the circuit!

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is a private club, with members-only privileges.  During Polo season (January – April) the matches are open to the…

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer.  Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.  The most recurring themes of his writings deal with questions of death, the effects of decomposition, concerns of premature burial, the revival of the dead, and mourning.  He was considered a "mad man" or a "troubled genius".

The Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival is bringing this "madman" to life in an original production of EDGAR, a play conceived by Shakespeare Festival founder and director Kermit Christman. The show premiered in 1994 and has since toured South Florida.

EDGAR followers the life of Poe, as he encounters the “Man”, who represents the various male…

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Boca Raton is the southern most city in Palm Beach County with approximately 200,000 residents.  It is also home to the main campus of Florida Atlantic University and the corporate headquarters of Office Depot and ADT. It is home to the Evert Tennis Academy, owned by professional tennis player Chris Evert. Town Center Mall, an upscale shopping center in West Boca Raton, is the largest indoor mall in Palm Beach County. Another major attraction to the area is Boca Raton's downtown, known as Mizner Park and home of the 2016 Sunshine Music Festival. 

The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual Sunshine Music Festival will return to the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton on Jan. 17, 2016 with an eclectic lineup that includes the Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty…

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