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OpenTable is an online restaurant-reservation service for foodies and gourmets.  According to the OpenTable, it provides online reservations for about 31,000 restaurants around the world and seats about 15 million diners a month.  They released the “Top 100 Restaurants for Foodies in America”. The 2015 list pays tribute to the 100 best restaurants in the United States after “analyzing more than five million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants across the country, all submitted by verified diners.”

On December 07, 2015, OpenTable diners determined that the state of New York has the highest number of restaurants on the list, with 12 eateries spanning Manhattan to Buffalo.  The patrons also selected…

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West Palm Beach real estate reflects a combination of original and longstanding Mediterranean-style architecture dating back to the early 1920's and 1930's. There are a dozen historic districts to choose from and treasured homes waiting to be renovated back to their majestic glory. Boaters will love the selection of Intracoastal West Palm Beach waterfront homes with private docking facilities or the low maintenance oceanfront condominiums with water access.

The unique West Palm Beach Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA) will be hosting a Holiday Party December 17, 2015, at Camelot, 114 S. Narcissus, Downtown, WPB, beginning at 6pm. Join the friendly neighborhood association as they welcome the holidays with some…

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During the holidays, people are so busy with planning family gatherings and prepping for the holidays that real estate purchases seem to fall on the back burner.  According to Forbes Business, the biggest big-ticket items purchased during this time are homes!

Forbes states, “About a million consumers will purchase a home from November to January this year”.  Did you know that according to the Case -Shiller Price Index, typical homes rise around 3% to 5% per year?  They are predicting this year; the gain will be a little bit stronger closer to 6%.  A shortage of inventory is partially to blame.  Thusly, indicating a seller’s market.  Nevertheless, hold on one minute…

Homebuyers must keep in mind that great deals can be had during this time. The…

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If you are a water environmental fan who lives in or visits the Jupiter area, you are in for a wonderful treat! The "Jupiter Waterway Trail", created by the Town of Jupiter is a series of trails that connect the Loxahatchee River, Intracoastal Waterway and Jupiter Inlet. There is so much more to be explored than just the white sandy beaches and sparkling blue Atlantic Ocean.

The Town of Jupiter, and surrounding areas, is a natural playground of fun outdoor activities, from kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding and water skiing, to snorkeling, boating, fishing, and diving. It's the perfect year around location for raising a family, active young at heart, or anyone in between.

The DEP Greenways & Trails System officially recognized…

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This year’s Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival is selling out quickly, says festival organizer David Sabin. “We just counted five events sold-out in the last two weeks,” he says. “We’re about 60 percent sold-out.”  The festival will be held at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach and select eateries on Palm Beach.

The gastronomic feast festival includes “Chef Talk Discussions”, to five course meals with exceptional wine pairings, to evenings of carefree cocktails, and much more. From “The First Bite” dinner to the festivals “Grand Tasting Finale” on Sunday night, the Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival serves up a dozen opportunities for foodies to visit and experience an epicurean extravaganza with some of the nation’s top chefs – and sample their…

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It seems like something that occurs 4,500 miles away from us would not affect us.  Nothing is further from the truth.  A series of terror attacks erupted in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, leaving an estimated 129 people dead, 352 people seriously injured and a nation and world in sorrow.  Americans are shocked and saddened by the recent tragic events in Paris, France.

Local area businesses have responded to recent terrorist attacks in Paris by raising money and relief. Perfect Vodka, a Palm Beach Gardens-based company with a French distillery, announced plans Sunday to raise money for the French Red Cross.  Owner and CEO, Dennis Cunningham, said the company would donate $3 or $5 — depending on bottle size — to the French, Red Cross Relief Organization…

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Waterfront on the Ocean at Juno Beach is a luxurious oceanfront condominium community,located at 800 Ocean Drive, Juno Beach. This is where the wide white sand beaches and tranquil blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean just happen to be the resident’s back yard.  Waterfront on the Ocean is one of Juno Beach’s premiere elegant oceanfront condominiums located in Northern Palm Beach County offering sunrise as well as sunset views.

Relaxing at this beachside residence is stress-free and well appointed.   Spectacular east and west views await the homeowner.  This oceanfront condominium demands your attention with its expansive 9-foot ceilings and 9 foot sliding glass doors, which allow the breathtaking ocean views into the residence.  The stunning building…

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The most expensive home in the United States is back on the market and listing price is $159 million! The beachfront mansion is located at 935 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, Florida.  The luxe digs feature over 60,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms sprawling over 4.4 acres from the Atlantic Ocean to Intracoastal Waterway.  It includes an IMAX Theater, a 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool, a $2 million grand staircase, gold leaf finishes, a putting green, a 26-foot tall fountain, and a 30-car garage.

Le Palais Royal just became the most expensive listing in America — again. Le Palais Royal originally was listed a year ago for $139 million. At the time, it was the most expensive formal listing in America. Then a California…

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The latest quarterly report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), released November 12, 2015, asserting that median prices for existing homes in metropolitan areas continued to climb in the third quarter of 2015, but at a healthier pace that could entice more homebuyers into the market.

"Many of the metro areas with the fastest price appreciation over the past year were in the South — particularly in Florida," says Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist. The economist stated that Florida, in particular, had some of the strongest price appreciation.  Yun stated without question the housing market had its best quarter in nearly a decade. "The demand for buying, picked up speed in many metro areas during the summer as more households…

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Diner en Blanc is a global mass “chic picnic” event, in a public space, spanning five continents.  It is an elegant “flash mob" gathering of diner guests, dressed formally in all white, participating in the refined elegance of Parisian days by gone. The guest list is limited, refined diners are invited or must have previously signed up; location is top secret and not divulged until the day of the Diner en Blanc (generally, one hour prior to the dining hour).

The concept began in Paris, France in 1988 and the inaugural dinner will be taking place this evening locally. The same Diner en Blanc concept will take place November 10, 2015, in West Palm Beach in Miami for the second time this evening as well.

Frenchman, Francois Pasquier invited a…

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