ABOUT THE DRINK:
The Famous Strawberry Basil Margarita
3 Fresh strawberries
3 Basil leaves, muddled
1 ½ oz. Casa Noble blanco tequila
½ oz. Cointreau
½ oz. Raspberry infuse simple syrup
½ oz. Brown sugar simple syrup
1 oz. Calaveras secret sour
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.
But too often, I forget that in Florida we’re only a few short hours away from island breezes and carefree living. Those places that we see on HGTV are right here in our backyard—as long as we remember to turn off the TV and go outside to enjoy them.
Seated across the table from me at Café Europe in Palm Beach is my father. On his first trip down to visit me years ago, he makes a fleeting attempt to maintain eye contact with me every few minutes, but it’s apparent I am to play second fiddle to the parade of Palm Beach panache all night. You see, he has the perfect view of the well-heeled, well-dressed couples entering the posh establishment and their equally sleek, stylish cars being valeted outside.
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. The location and buzz of an area provide insight and perspective into the culture and flavors of a city.
½ cup of organic strawberries
¼ cup of raw oats
1 tbsp of raw honey
In a small mixing bowl, add oats and honey, then mash in strawberries
Massage onto face
Rinse with warm water
Here’s an idea: Spend the day exploring underwater reefs during a scuba diving lesson, then bite down into the “Black & Bleu Mahi Sandwich” while enjoying a view of the Riverwalk Marina. Jupiter’s Dive Bar and Dive Center create this exact experience.
Dinner with a view
Flat-screen TVs border Dive Bar’s walls with calm, aquatic footage. But for a real view of nature, there’s no need to look too far. Upon entry, eyes are immediately drawn to a 2,000-gallon saltwater canister-shaped tank in the center of a circular bar.
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.