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Staycation Palm Beach: Where to Stay – Part 1

Though I’ve been to Palm Beach numerous times over the years, somehow this time was my favorite. Part of the reason was surely that I felt like I was getting away, having a travel experience. But it was also because “PB” as I call it was relaxed, with an absence of traffic, and everyone was especially welcoming, happy we were there. Plus, we had such a wonderful hotel stay at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, rated as Florida’s top resort for 5 years running in Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Awards, we extended our visit a night for a 4 day/3 night getaway. It was our first hotel stay since the start of COVID-19, so could experience the safety protocols. Here’s my first hand experience:
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The Boys Farmers Market, A SoFL Experience

If you’re a foodie, or just really appreciate fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy the gourmet market experience, you must put a drive to The Boys Farmers Market on your “to do” list. There’s nothing even close to it in Miami in terms of variety and quality of fruits and vegetables, price point,  as well as having a wide selection of other food items in one place. If you know Fairway Market in New York City, this is similar, but on a smaller, though not small scale. Plus, it’s an experience being there, worth the drive to Delray Beach. So what in particular will you find?
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Scoop on Eating News in Miami – July 2020

The scoop so you won’t miss a beat on the eating scene in Miami! Read on for high profile restaurant closings, both permanent and temporary; restaurant openings in Miami that you don’t want to miss, and others coming online in the fall; new popups by some of the big names in Miami’s restaurant scene;  and Chef Michelle Bernstein’s online offerings of some of her most popular dishes and cocktails from temporarily shuttered Cafe La Trova.
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Private Chefs in Miami and More!

Need a break from cooking, takeout and delivery but want to eat at home? Have a few friends coming over? Here are leading private chefs in Miami to the rescue. The good news is that private chefs take care of the meal planning, grocery shopping, cooking different dishes and cleanup—it’s all tailored to your preferences. Plus, at the end I’ve included another one of my favorite recipe discoveries.
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Top New Picks for Outdoor Dining in Miami

With restaurants only allowed to offer outdoor dining, a new crop of Miami’s finest have retooled existing outdoor spaces, whether it’s offering covering for the rain, cooling fans, or adding to the attractiveness quotient. Here are my top picks for the newest options for outdoor dining in Miami. In case you missed earlier picks, the posts are at the end for more choices.
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Daycation: SLS South Beach Day Pass, My Experience

After  four months pretty much in lockdown, don’t you feel you need to mix it up? I sure do.  So no coincidence all of the posts about scenic drives and walks, daycations and staycations, with more to come. One of the better days we’ve had since March was the daycation with the SLS South Beach day pass last week. It was super fun, easy, we enjoyed very good service, and felt totally refreshed.  Plus, with the safety protocols in place at the resort (social distancing, masks, sanitizers throughout), we felt secure. There are a wide choice of passes depending on the amenities you want and number in your party. Here’s our first person experience and the options.
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