A new Miss Florida USA has been chosen to represent the Sunshine State at the Miss USA pageant in 2016. But the journey to the crown wasn't easy.
Janet Kysia sits on one of two silver, romantic chairs in her storefront, adjusting a black, chunky necklace on her collarbone and explaining that customers have asked if the furniture pieces are for sale—they’re not. But, the three extraordinary chandeliers hanging above the cash register, showroom and corner window at Harbourside Place’s newest boutique, Glitzy Girl, are up for grabs. Kysia, the store founder and owner, hasn’t had any takers just yet, but the store only opened this spring.
I’m easily addicted to episodes of “Island Life” and “Island Hunters,” watching people make good on their promises to one day leave it all behind and buy a home that overlooks turquoise waters. It sure makes you think twice about city or suburban living.
It’s hard not to be stylish when living in the Palm Beaches amid a backdrop of gorgeous architecture, iconic venues, fashionable affairs and nature’s colorful bounty.
Escape To The Embassy Row Hotel For A Chance To Immerse Yourself Into The Rhythm Of Washington, D.c.
Washington, D.C.—a city with distinct character filled with history and politics, museums and monuments, universities and institutions, along with a diverse mix of government, foreign emissaries, lobbyists, protestors and petitioners. We visit D.C. for many different reasons and when we do, the choices of where to stay are plentiful. Few of us realize that where we choose to stay while visiting a location determines much about our experience.
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but The Four Seasons Resort has reinvented its dining experience with Jové Kitchen & Bar. With new chef Tory Martindale, the 20-year-old resort now offers a modern dining experience centered on fresh, Italian cooking with traditional elements and modern twists.
Something for everyone
Jové opened with the goal to move away from the traditional, formal dining experience and into something more relaxed. The modern, sun-shaped chandeliers and the olive-toned furniture along with the dark wood accents make for a carefree ambience. Near the bar, a lounge area with plush sofas and chairs offers groups of friends and families an area to come together around small plates and cocktails. Martindale also plans to include more options for family-style dining, so that the restaurant is suitable for any and all guests staying at The Four Seasons.
ABOUT THE DRINK:
Captain Morgan Ginger Crush:
2 ounces Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1 lime, 6-7 mint leaves muddled
Simple syrup to taste
Ginger Ale poured over crushed ice
Garnish with mint and lime twist
WHO: Executive Director of SunFest Paul Jamieson
WHAT: Captain Morgan Ginger Crush, paired with Carpaccio di Manzo with arugula, shaved Parmigiano Reggiano and truffle oil, Vitello Milanese with baby arugula tomatoes, red onion and shaved Parmesan, fennel and Valentina Pizza with Nutella and fresh fruit.
WHERE: Lynora’s Osteria / 207 Clematis St., West Palm Beach / 561.899.3117 / Lynoras.com