How's the winter season treating you? 82 degrees in paradise today. South Florida set the record for the warmest December and warmest year in recorded history! Guess we will not to see snow again this year. 

While some of area beaches offer a little more tranquility and seclusion, other beaches, like South Beach, are more energized, surrounded by pulsating  nightlife and closer to the action.  Pick your poison,  from Miami to the seaside tranquility of Tequesta, it's up to you. 

South Florida's warm climate promotes good health, as good weather allows people to play and exercise outdoors. Experts say, it also might help those with seasonal affective disorder, also thought of as the "winter blues". The disorder is actually a form of depression…

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The Town of Jupiter is rich in history, never to be washed away or forgotten, with the earliest known records of the Jupiter Inlet dating as far back as 1565. The town’s most identifiable landmark, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, was erected in the 1800s. The stately red brick lighthouse continues to stand, ranging 105 feet into the sky, atop a 46-foot hill on the north shore of the Jupiter Inlet. Stretching to the Atlantic Ocean, Jupiter features a delightful tropical climate and truly that "small town" appeal with big city benefits.

The town of Jupiter has a historic timeline with stories about the area ranging from the ancient Indians, through the European discovery of the area by Ponce de Leon, to the Seminole Indian War battles fought here. The…

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For those of you who happen to be planning to buy a home in the New Year there is a whole lot to celebrate this upcoming year.  According to National Association of Realtors, “varieties of financial vectors have dovetailed” to make 2016 the year to buy a home.

Mortgage rates have been bouncing around record lows for a while now. However, even though they are likely to start going up, you have not missed your chance to get a deal on a house.  Even though they may creep up at any moment, it is nonetheless a fact that interest rates on home loans are at historic lows, with a 30-year fixed-rate home loan still hovering around 4%.

Rents have skyrocketed! Another reason homebuyers are lucky is that rents are going up, up, up!  In fact, rents in 2015,…

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Where else but at The Club at Admirals Cove do members enjoy two world-class clubhouses and amenities? Within the elite gated community of Admirals Cove are luxurious amenities including internationally renowned golf courses, yacht club and marina, tennis and stunning residences.

The Kip Shulties designed 27 new holes of golf showcase this spectacular property with increased elevations, water features and enhanced landscaping. The three 9-hole courses and the grand re-opening were held within the last couple of weeks.

The Golf Village Clubhouse received a major transformation with the addition of a louver-covered patio for open-air dining. Members enjoy mealtimes while overlooking the golf courses and cascading waterfalls.

 Added to the…

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The Chief Executive Officer of indulgent fashion brand Louis Vuitton purchased a home for $11.7 million on Allison Island in Miami Beach last year.  The South Florida waterfront property is a one-acre island property with 200 square feet of waterfrontage with a private dock, guesthouse, and tennis court according to the Wall Street Journal report.  

The house was originally listed for $13 million and purchased by the CEO for the just under $12million in January 2014.  Demolition of the existing home and construction of a new residence is still underway. Allison Island is unique residential 8.5-acre island in the Biscayne Bay with unobstructed access to the Atlantic Ocean.  Location, unique water access and privacy make this island highly desirable…

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Head to the gym, go for a bike ride or a walk and get a quick workout in. Exercising helps reduce stress and anxiety while preparing the body to deal with mental tensions that arise in everyday life. Being active helps release those endorphins that make you feel good and provides a good distraction from everyday life. Reduce stress by simply moving, no matter the type of activity chosen.

Exercising daily can increase your energy, improve your mood, replenish natural vitamin D, stimulate bones, prevent brain shrinkage, burn calories, ward off disease, get your blood pumping and fill your lungs with fresh outdoor air. Want to try something unique?  

Consider the options offered at Riverbend Park to mix up your exercise activities. 

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If asked your opinion on which cities in the world are the most expensive, what would you guess? Singapore, Hong Kong, Palm Beach, Dubai?  Sorry you would be incorrect. According to a new analysis by Swiss Bank USB, they have factored into determining the most expensive cities to live such factors as residential price points, goods and services as well as high taxes and after tax wages.

Anyone who lives in New York City won't be surprised which city is on top of the list, given the extravagant real estate market, city, state, and federal taxes as well.  Interestingly, Swiss cities, is the absence of Singapore- which topped the world list last year, " were markedly more expensive than in last year's study because of the Swiss National Bank's…

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It is somewhat magnificently hideous. However, as far as an ugly Christmas sweater party goes, it is flawless!  Everyone loves to hate those horrendous Christmas sweaters. 

As far as chic fashion goes, it is somewhat gloriously ghastly, that dreaded ugly Christmas sweater you have hidden in the back of your closet!  However, for a holiday party theme, it is utter perfection! Downtown West Palm Beach will be crawling with tipsy elves, glittery gaudiness, holiday laughter and goofiness galore.

Event coordinators and revelers will be celebrating for a great cause - Toys for Tots. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the event. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect and distribute toys during the holiday…

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 The distinguished luxury, waterfront community of Admirals Cove is a highly sought golf, tennis and yachting neighborhood. The Club at Admirals Cove is superbly nestled along the tropical waters in Palm Beach County. The members of The Club have the opportunity to experience extraordinary dining which spans gourmet experiences, outdoor casual dining with a dining experience overlooking the marina to laidback café dining and much more. The Club at Admirals Cove features an up-to-the-minute fitness center and indulgent spa and salon.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, visit an “Open House” of four remarkable and diverse homes. The homes vary from large and spacious with guesthouse to residences with expansive views of the waterways and/or golf course.  If…

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Photo Courtesy of Guanabanas.

One of the rewards of living in Palm Beach County, South Florida is going out to dinner with friends and family by boat. In our area, the Intracoastal Waterway is our marine highway. No restrictions on whether you are salt-covered from a day on the water or dressed for a romantic sunset cruise, in our area there is dockside bistro to fit your mood.

Here are some favorite spots:

Square Grouper Tiki Bar, 1111 Love Street, Jupiter on the Jupiter Inlet. 561-575-0252  This is a little piece of paradise, with beautiful water views of the Jupiter Inlet and its famous lighthouse, this local landmark boasts the 19-slip Castaways Marina and the most stunning scenery in the area. Wiggle your toes in the sand, catch a bite…

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