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Lord Balfour, South Beach Review

Review of Lord Balfour Hotel South Beach

This is a newly refurbed boutique hotel on the south end of SoBe. It is within walking distance to Nikki Beach, Story Nightclub, Joe's Stone Crab and dozens of restaurants, bars and shopping and night life along Ocean Drive, perfect location! The famed South Beach 'beach' is across the street. Excellent place to stay! located at 350 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 673-0401
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Jupiter Beach Food & Wine Festival

On another picture perfect day in Jupiter Beach, The Jupiter Beach Wine & Food Festival returned to the Riverwalk Events Plaza for the 5th year in a row. This food and wine extravaganza brings together the best restaurants in the area with samplings of wine and spirits. Participating restaurants this year include: Bimini Bay, Carmelas Ristorante, Buccan, Cod Capers, Casa Mia, Coolinary Cafe, Tabica Grill, Food Shack, Leftovers, Ironwood, Schooners, Talay Thai, Whole Foods, Koon Manee, Cordon Bleu Catering, Too Bizaare, Aah Loi, Bonefish Grill, Pistache, Seasons 52 and many more.

Also included were a fine a variety of libations Premier Beverage, Leblon Natural Cane Cachaca, Oceana Coffee,Titos Handmade Vodka, Coppola, Carey Chen, Yellow Tail, Wine Hooch, Guanabanas and so many more...

The Friends of Jupiter Beach,along with C3 Consulting, Harbourside Place, Braman Motorcars, KOOL 105.5, Localdines, FPL, Juno Beach Animal Hospital and a host of additnioal sponsors, presented another successful sold out event under the Indian Town Bridge. The food samplings were tasty and pleniful as well as the fine wines and liquors.

100% of the proceeds support Friends of Jupiter Beach. Founded in 1994, Friends of Jupiter Beach (FJB) is a grassroots, volunteer-driven nonprofit community service organization that works to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly. Since the group began recording garbage weight in 2006, it’s collected and saved more than 45,000 lbs. of garbage and recyclables from Jupiter Beach. For more information, including how to participate in our monthly beach cleanups, visit us at:

Click HERE to see all of our pics from the festival. Follow the organization on Facebook or their web site. Look for this event to return next year, they'd love to have you.

Arenal, Costa Rica Review - Pura Vida

DownBeats has created the ultimate sound filter

for use at concerts, events and anywhere noise can be of volume - yet you can still have conversation. They claim (and our experience) that sound is reduced to an overall 18 decibles while the highest quality sound experience still reaches your brain. They were kind enough to send a couple of pairs which we put to full use while at Palm Beaches annual music festival, Sunfest. Sunfest is a 5 day festival downtown Palm Beach, that has 3 stages featuring 50+ artists of different genres, with exceptional line-up. This years artists included Kid Rock, Ellie Goulding, Daughtry, Robin Thicke, Afrobeta, Goo Goo Dolls, Sublime, Bangles, Drop Kick Murphies - see what i mean about divercity. The point is, these sound filters worked exceptional and are very comfortable and discrete. They also come in a convienent carrying case and are completely reusable. Product details and ordering information can be found on thier web site -

Downtown Orlando Food & Wine Fest Pictures

3rd Annual Craft Beer and Burger Bash at PGA National

Who Will be Palm Beaches' King of All Burgers? 

Join us for the Third Annual Craft Beer Festival & Burger Bash  at PGA National Resort & Spa. Taste over 70 varieties of craft beer and cider along with approximately 20 burgers from local restaurants competing for the title, King of All Burgers. Cast your ballot for the best burgers while you enjoy live music performances from Jason Cardinal and The Kinected. This year the event takes place on the Fazio Range with plenty of tents and misters. 
Join the after party, a concert on the green to follow Burger Bash at 5:15pm featuring Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett, former guitarists of Little Feat along with the New Orleans Suspects, peforming the music of Little Feat & much more.


SMOKE BBQ Showcases Two-Time American Royal Grand Champion Pitmaster, Bryan Tyrell Delray Beach, FL (September 15, 2014)—Smoke BBQ (, formerly known as Union, has just opened at 8 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. The new concept will feature authentic Kansas City style, smokehouse BBQ -- low and slow smoked meats, including burnt ends.  They will also feature Carolina pulled pork, affordable entrée selections, a cool, casual ‘American backyard’ design, a large craft beer selection, exceptional Happy Hour promotions, and a Pitmaster whose BBQ credentials are world-renowned. SMOKE BBQ is owned by local restaurateurs, Stephen Chin and Scott Kennedy.

Executive Chef and Pitmaster Bryan Tyrell is formerly of the famed Oklahoma Joe's in Kansas City, Mo. (Anthony Bourdain named it “One of the 13 places to eat before you die”); and Bodean's BBQ in London. Tyrell is an original member of Kansas City’s Slaughterhouse Five, and is a member of the two-time American Royal Grand Champion team in the World Series of BBQ.
“Bryan Tyrell is not only the most experienced and successful competitive BBQ Pitmaster living in South Florida, but likely the entire state,” said Kennedy. “We’re thrilled he has brought his award-winning talents to Atlantic Avenue.”
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Nick's New Haven Pizzeria Grand Opening in Coral Springs

Coral Springs, FL—(June 11, 2014)--Nick’s New Haven-Style Pizzeria & Bar ( is opening its second location in Coral Springs, Florida on June 16th. Nick’s will be the only pizzeria in the area to feature New Haven-style apizza (pronounced ah-BEETZ), the unique style of thin-crust pizza created in New Haven, Connecticut. FULL ANNOUNCEMENT

Taste Of Boynton - 2014

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Fight Time 16 - Arm Break


Travel Reviews

•  Pirates Cove Marina - Stuart, FL
•  Parrot Key Resort - Key West, FL
•  Lord Balfour Hotel - South Beach, FL
•  Hyatt Regency, Mid-town - Miami, FL
•  Staniel Cay Yacht Club - Bahamas
•  Avicii Hotel - South Beach, FL
•  Montage Resort/Spa - Laguna Beach, CA
•  Hilton Gaslamp - San Diego, CA

Legacy Place Food & Wine Festival

PGA Commons Announces

Devout foodies and fashionistas flock year-round to one iconic retail destination that (literally) lights up PGA Boulevard, the main thoroughfare in Palm Beach Gardens.

Known simply as PGA Commons, the European-inspired centers are a chic retail escape with thoroughly modern offerings, from enticing eateries to unique boutiques offering a slice of the good life. Recently, PGA Commons announced it has added nine new businesses to its prestigious portfolio. FULL PRESS RELEASE

Stuart Airshow Pictorial

Lupe Fuentes - Setai, SoBe

Lupe Fuentes Ultra WMC

Lupe Fuentes Ultra WMC

UMF Miami


Renfest - Deerfield Beach

Click here for event calendar, venue and ticket inforamtion for this and all up coming performances at the Palm Beach Improv.

Ultra Music Festival Takes Over Miami

EPCOT Wine and Food Festival - September 19 - November 10, 2014

Sail away from the ordinary on a tour through international tastes and domestic delicacies. During the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you can bask in a bevy of appetizing stops as you travel through a cornucopia of cultures and cuisines. With menus inspired by specific regions of the world, along with refreshments crafted by brewers and master wine makers, you can rest assured that there’s an offering for every kind of foodie. Experience a shift in your palate’s perspective—discover more than 25 unique marketplaces, and be on the lookout for corresponding asterisks (*) placed next to our suggested food and beverage pairings! Admission to Epcot is required. Food and beverage samples from individual marketplaces require a separate purchase. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Availability for some marketplace offerings may be limited. Marketplaces subject to closure at any time. All menu items are subject to change without notice.

Wonderworks Experience - Orlando, FL

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.

This once top-secret laboratory was located in the Bermuda triangle. An experiment gone awry lifted the laboratory carrying it to International Drive in Orlando, Florida where it landed upside down. Luckily all of the exhibits remained intact and available for guests to explore. Visit their website - for complete details.

Discovery Cove, Orlando - You are this close...

The Explorer’s aviary is home to more than 250 exotic birds. Guests can hand-feed hundreds of tiny birds and interact with birds as tall as four feet. Guests enter the aviary’s lush, tropical environment by way of the park’s beaches or drifting under the refreshing waterfalls in the Wind-away River.

The Explorer’s aviary is home to more than 250 exotic birds. Guests can hand-feed hundreds of tiny birds and interact with birds as tall as four feet. Guests enter the aviary’s lush, tropical environment by way of the park’s beaches or drifting under the refreshing waterfalls in the Wind-away River.

You're this close.

No crowds. No turnstiles. Imagine a place where you and your family can touch and swim with dolphins, wade with mysterious rays, snorkel among thousands of exotic fish, hand-feed tropical birds in a free-flight aviary and relax on pristine beaches. Discover an all-inclusive day resort experience that’s one of a kind. Your Dolphin Swim Day Resort Package includes:
    •A reserved 30-minute dolphin swim
    •Snorkeling with thousands of tropical fish and rays in The Grand Reef® .
    •Encounters with playful otters and curious marmosets in Freshwater Oasis®
    •Hand feeding exotic birds in a free-flight aviary
    •Relaxing on pristine beaches
    •Floating along our scenic Wind-away River
    •Freshly prepared breakfast and lunch and unlimited snacks, drinks and alcoholic beverages
    •Lockers, sunscreen, snorkel gear, changing facilities
    •All day self parking at Discovery Cove
    •Unlimited admission to SeaWorld® and Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ in Orlando for 14 consecutive days around the date of your reservation.

Day Resort packages are available with and without the signature Dolphin Swim Experience.Children must be at least 6 years old to swim with dolphins. Children ages 6-12 must be accompanied by a paying adult who also is participating in the dolphin swim experience.

Ultimate Package: Upgrade for just $25 more, receive unlimited access to all three parks: SeaWorld Orlando®, Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark™ AND Busch Gardens Tampa®. To book, choose the Ultimate Package during step two in the online booking process. Because attendance is limited to about 1,300 guests a day, ensuring no overcrowding and extraordinary guest service. Discovery Cove is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Make your reservation today.

Resorts World Bimini Fast Boat & Casino


Resorts World Bimini is a 750 acre luxury Caribbean beachfront resort and casino, located on North Bimini Island, Bahamas. Home to turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches and intimate historic towns, Bimini boasts some of the world’s best diving and fishing destinations. The resort features lavish accommodations, a wide variety of exclusive amenities and direct access to Bimini's array of world-­‐renowned vacation activities. In June 2013, the elegant Resorts World Bimini Casino opened its doors – the closest casino to Florida offering a full-­‐scale, live action gaming experience.

The Resorts World Bimini experience starts in Miami aboard Bimini SuperFast, a 32,000 ton entertainment and casino cruise ship that sails round-­‐trip between Miami and Bimini Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Richmond - Miami Beach's Friendliest Hotel *** Directly on the Ocean in South Beach!

DIRECTLY ON THE OCEAN IN SOUTH BEACH The Richmond is a small Superior First Class Hotel located in the heart of Miami Beach's Art Deco District. It is directly on the Ocean in exciting South Beach with excellent facilities and service. It is the last of Miami Beach's family owned hotels to be operated by its original family. The hotel has been completely restored and is a very unique and special place to spend your visit in Miami Beach. We are just a short 20 minute drive from Miami International Airport (and just 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport). Express Bus Service is available every half hour from the Airport via the “Airport Flyer” to our hotel at a cost of $2.35. Taxi service is also available at a flat rate of $32.00 We are situated on the palm tree-lined streets of South Beach with the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theatre, Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road restaurants and world class shopping, all within easy walking distance.

Richmond Hotel, South Beach, 1757 Collins Avenue, Directly on the Ocean, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, 33139, USA
Richmond Hotel Web Site, Phone 305.538.2331 1.855.MBRESORT (1.855.627.3767)

NASCAR EcoBoost 400

Dierks Bentley Live at Homestead Miami Speedway


MIAMI, Florida (Wednesday, June 4, 2014) – Internationally recognized rock-reggae singer Kēvens releases his latest single “Find Your Light.” The single continues to showcase his revolutionary, reinvented style of music with a dubstep beat. Dubstep was the evolution of style for Kēvens since dub is a genre which grew from reggae.
"Find Your Light" was written and recorded many years ago but Kēvens waited till now to release it. The song has been reincarnated with an epic team of the music industry’s finest key players. Behind the new track is British music producer Ekto1 who paid close attention to Kēvens unique voice and understood the musical style in order to create this distinctive sound. The producer and master engineer Bob Rosa tweaked the track to its present state. Kaukuta Saint who goes by TERRA FERMA of famed dance group of the 90’s Union Jack created the tech-house sound known as the dance radio mix version. "My latest single echoes my concerns about my fellow human brothers and sisters from around the world,” states Kēvens. “A great song is more than a beat. It should bring healing to the soul, warm the heart and rejuvenate the mind.”
Kēvens strives to take his fans to a higher level of consciousness as his mantra states “positivity is a necessity.” His goal is to bring all races, cultures and creeds together. Kēvens' intricate concert performances and visualizations are pure conceptual theater. His knack for being timely and profound has enabled him to tour the world, performing with an eclectic array of legends and prodigies that include Steven Tyler, The Jacksons, Carlos Santana, The Prodigy, Stephen and Damian Marley, KRS ONE, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Tiesto, The Chemical Brothers, Moby, Crystal Method, Sander Kleinenberg, Sasha, John Digweed, Roni Size Reprazent, BT, Steel Pulse, Black Uhuru, Third World, Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation to name a few. A dedicated solider with music as the weapon – Kevens’ will always be fighting to elevate humanity. Kēvens influences include Bob Marley, Burning Spear, REM, U2, Sting, Sade, LTJ Bukem, Metallica, Roni Size.
To hear the single in its entirety, please visit Kevens’ webpage:
The song can now be purchased on Itunes , Amazon and several other international music outlets worldwide:

Vero Beach Air Show - 2014

Blue Angels Air Show

Ellie Goulding - Outstanding Close To Sunfest

Ellie Goulding Sunfest 2014

Sunfest 2014 Fireworks Display

Daughtry Lights Up Sunfest

Daughtry Sunfest 2014

Doobie Brothers and Goo Goo Dolls - Sunfest

Doobie Brothers, Goo Goo Dolls

Robin Thicke Wooos Sunfest 2014

Robin Thicke Sunfest

Kid Rock Opens Sunfest With An Amazing Show for a Great Crowd

Kid Rock Sunfest 2014

Kid Rock Sunfest 2014

Sublime Lights Up The Tire Kingdom Stage

Sublime with Rome Sunfest 2014

Sunfest - 2014, The Crowd, The Food, The View

Boca Bacchanal

Life In Color

Life In Color

Downtown Food & Wine Fest - Orlando Style

The Sixth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest has established itself as a signature event for Orlando. The Fest which was located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola promised mouth-watering dishes paired with fantastic wine and live music. The Fest more than delivered with delicious samplings from 35 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, and wines from both domestic and international wineries. The Fest provided entertainment for all levels of patrons from The Ultimate Fest Experience ticket, to the Wine Tasters Club ticket to the VIP Bottle Service at The Liquid Lounge. "This signature event showcases the beauty, diversity, and vibrancy of our cultural scene in Orlando. The Downtown Food & Wine Fest highlights the best our community has to offer for entertainment and culinary distinction for all to enjoy," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Complete Review & Photo Gallery

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