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  • Irene Williams Exhibit: Jewish Museum of Florida

    MIAMI BEACH (June 16, 2017) ―  She is remembered fondly – and vividly – for her fashionable strolls up and down her Lincoln Road runway during the 1980s and 1990s. Irene Williams’ handmade outfits were so eye-catching she would often turn heads, and this year she would have turned 100. The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU presents a summer pop-up show that borrows its name from the award-winning documentary by Eric Smith, Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road.  The installation features 33 of Irene’s original handcrafted hats, historic photos and her letters that together illustrate the spirited story of one of South Beach’s most beloved characters. All of the objects on view were willed to filmmaker/designer Eric Smith and have been donated to the museum’s permanent collection. The opening on July 13 will feature a showing of the documentary film by Smith, that won numerous awards on the film festival circuit. Also on view are a series of similarly splashy hats on loan from the personal collections of community leader Isabel Bernfeld Anderson, and preservationist/tourism guru George Neary.

  • Pet Safety for July 4th

    The Fourth of July is a day full of celebration, but not every member of the family enjoys the activities that come with this festive holiday. Our four-legged pets are ones that aren't necessarily fond of all the fireworks bursting in the sky. According to the pet experts at Ask.Vet [https://ask.vet/]—a service that lets you text licensed vets for quick advice—July 4th is one of the most dangerous pet holidays, and pet owners shouldn't take it lightly.

  • A Father/Son Adventure in West Virginia

    As an older dad of a typical teen age boy I wanted an experience that would take the electronics out of our life and put nature back in. A getaway that my son Chance and I could experience challenges excitement that would make lasting memories.  Adventures on the Gorge with its opportunities of Zip lining and White Water rafting seemed to fit the bill exactly.

  • Tales from the South of France with Paul Shore

    The year I spent living and working in the South of France, back in 1999, brought with it many valuable personal realizations and left me filled with many fond memories.  What follows is one of many short stories that will forever make me laugh and reminisce about my time in France.

  • Fourth of July, Chocolate, Columbus and George Washington

    This summer, when you visit America’s most iconic historic venues, you’ll learn much about our nation’s history AND have the opportunity debunk the many legends and myths about chocolate.

  • Atlantic City Welcomes Baby Boomers

    New Jersey is justifiably famous for its appealing Atlantic beach towns, which feature miles of sand and roaring surf. And in nearly every town you’ll find a boardwalk that offers all kinds of quirky and whimsical attractions, as well as shopping, dining, and other entertainment options.


  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail: Part One

    Just as Dorothy followed the Yellow Brick Road, bourbon neophytes and aficionados alike can pursue a similar storied path: the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Both lead to a world of magic and mystery, adventure and pure awesomeness – and to the Master Distillers who control the levers, so to speak, behind the curtain.

  • Bleu Boheme Restaurant: San Diego

    Ensconced in San Diego’s delightful Kensington neighborhood, Bleu Bohème is a must-visit eatery for anyone in San Diego county seeking a one-of-a-kind, transcendent French dining experience that’s as authentic as you’ll find on this side of the Atlantic.

  • Casino Resort of the Future

    A resort on the banks of the Potomac River is not only changing the luxury casino game, it’s changing the actual casino games themselves. MGM National Harbor’s version of blackjack made one person $908,000 richer. Slot machines are motion-sensored so players can literally catch their bonus points with their hands. This may sound far-fetched, but it’s happening at the $1.4 billion resort dedicated to dining, retail, entertainment and bringing gambling into the 21st century.

  • DIY Network's Marnie Oursler Shares 33 of Her Travel Tips

    One of my favorite ways to find inspiration is travel. There's something about the disorientation and magic of a new place that allows me to see things more clearly or in a completely different light. Travel is good for the mind, body, and soul, and the memories made are more valuable than any material possession. And in addition to being inspiring, traveling is a great reminder that no matter how different we may seem, we're all very much the same at heart.

    That's why I've made it my mission to cram as much traveling into this one life as possible. I've been lucky to be able to see the world for business, education, and for personal fun, and on my many travels, I've picked up a few important insights (some of which I learned the hard way). So before you set off for your next destination this summer, check out my hard-won travel tips, below, that will help you get the most out of your trip.

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