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With so much emphasis on an eco-friendly living environment, as well as leaving a smaller carbon footprint on our planet, many new homeowners are incorporating "smart home" technology into their new residences. A "smart home" is one that is equiped with special structured wiring which provides its homeowners with energy effciency, security, comfort and convenience knowing that all occupants may remotely access an automated home program whether you're near the home or not.

"Smart Home" is the term commonly used to define a residence that has appliances, lighting, heating, air conditioning, TVs, computers, entertainment, audio & video systems, security, and camera systems that are capable of…

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Palm Beach County is well known for its boundless natural beauty and miles of sandy white beaches. If you are looking for an artistic adventure, you will find that The Palm Beaches is full of museums, galleries, world class exhibits, theatre and more.  

ART EXHIBITIONS

 Art in Public Places

The city of West Palm Beach's program brings creative expression to the streets, parks and other public places.  Contemporary works by internationally known artists have become part of the city's landscape. Continuously open to the public on display throughout the city. Art in Public Places

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach; 832-5328 or ansg.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 

Featuring nine…

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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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Located in Wellington, Florida, the International Polo Club Palm Beach is the ultimate destination for polo in the world! The International Polo Club Palm Beach boasts the largest field of “high-goal teams and the most prestigious polo tournaments in the United States.”

The 2016 Palm Beach Polo Season will open on Sunday, January 3, and will come to a close with the USPA 112th U.S. Open Polo Championship® final on April 24. Polo matches are open to the public, with a wide range of hospitality and guest seating that includes elegant grandstand viewing, field tailgating, stadium seating, field-side champagne brunch at The Pavilion, and exclusive sponsor boxes.

Polo is not only for royalty in Florida; actually polo has been a favorite pastime of local…

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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.

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The 9th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival is a favorite Palm Beach county weekend event. Craft enthusiasts will have the opportunity to explore the work of some of the finest crafters in the country. At this show, you can find beautiful one-of-a-kind craftwork displayed by their originators at price ranges to suit every budget. A variety of jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, painting, and clothing will be on display. This great venue gives each patron the opportunity to enjoy each crafters booth and really find that unique one-of-a-kind craft. A festive atmosphere has been created with beautiful holiday décor. Stroll through the many exhibits and enjoy this two-day, family-friendly event. While you are in Delray Beach, visit unique…

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Shop, dine and enjoy amongst the opulent and stylish backdrop that is Mizner Park in Boca Raton. With its Mediterranean revival and palm trees that seem to touch the sky, Mizner Park offers the perfect destination to enjoy a night on the town with friends, see a movie with your family or just take a stroll and peruse the boutiques. 

Mizner Park boasts a luxurious array of shops and boutiques to deliver its guests a first class shopping experience. You will be able to peruse fine jewelry stores including Hublot, Panorai and Van Cleef and Arpels. Beautiful clothing stores including Lord and Taylor, Tommy Bahama offer the finest in apparel for men, women and children. Mizner also offers specialty stores including the Boca Museum of Art and the Robin…

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Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit at one of the finest hotels in the world with some of the finest Christmas décor at the Breakers Hotel right here in Palm Beach. The Breakers has earned a spot on CNN’s list of the “Top Ten Resorts That Go All-Out for Christmas.”

The reporters who did the research for this incredible holiday, inspired list said about the Breakers that it “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,…

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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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