Ever think the water looks a bit murky? That it might be breeding dangerous bacteria? Well, don’t let your imagination get the best of you – the Florida Department of Health has you covered. The department posts the latest reports of ocean bacteria levels every two weeks on its website. Most of the time, the data shows that in South Florida, the water is safe. But it can’t hurt to be cautious. You can view all of the water-quality readings dating back to the year 2000. To see the reports go to floridahealth.gov.
Palm Beach Gardens
What it is:
Katherine MacDonald, who suffered from acne, struggled to find cosmetics that weren’t full of synthetic, unsafe or irritating ingredients that would aggravate her skin. After three years of research and development, she created her own mineral-based natural cosmetics line that’s free of parabens, talc, artificial dyes or fragrances and other synthetic ingredients. She launched the line in 2008 out of her home.
Why we’re obsessed:
School may be out but those grades still count! Students who earned an A on their report card in science get free admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium all summer long (as long as the student is accompanied by a paying adult). That free admission would normally cost $10.50 for children under 12 years and $14 for middle and high-school students age 12 and older; sfsciencecenter.org
Ongoing: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ABOUT THE DRINK:
The Perfect Vodka Basil Lemon Martini
8 torn basil leaves
Five-count of Perfect Vodka
2 ounces simple syrup
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
Shake and fine strain into martini glass. Garnish with a basil leaf and lemon wedge.
WHO: Dennis Cunningham, tech entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Airtab app; CEO and chairman of Perfect Vodka
Pure Barre provides a total body workout that targets the areas of the body women struggle with most: seat, hips, thighs, abs and arms. West Palm Beach’s studio Owner Melissa Hirsch recommends taking classes three to four days a week and guarantees results within 10 classes. Her new client special includes 30 consecutive days of Pure Barre for $99.