November 2015

Found 16 blog entries for November 2015.


East Las Olas Boulevard Named One Of The Most Expensive Streets In America

Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the priciest streets in the country. 

East Las Olas Boulevard came in among the top 15 most expensive streets in America, according to a recent list compiled by professional services and investment management firm Jones, Lang, LaSalle, IP, Inc.  The rankings were based on the rent costs per square foot basis.

Yes, Las Olas is popular for restaurants, boutiques and more, but apparently the rent is steeper than you might think. The firm reports that the cost on the coveted street is $44.30 per square foot, which is about $16 higher than the average market rate.

Nearby Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach also made the list, coming in at No. 9 with a cost of $58.07 per square foot.

For comparison,

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Fort Lauderdale Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Feasts This Year

It's OK to dread all the cooking that goes into prepping a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully, there are plenty of Fort Lauderdale-area restaurants that are more than happy to give you a helping hand. 

Whether you just want to save time by ordering a few essential items (it’s OK; we won’t tell) or prefer to enjoy the holiday at a premier eatery, check out these local spots whipping up decadent feasts. 

III Forks

Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner featuring soup, salad, and your choice of turkey, beef tenderloin or Atlantic salmon, with sides that include roasted autumn vegetables, whipped potatoes and coconut-infused jasmine rice. Finish off the meal on a sweet note by visiting the dessert table to indulge in a

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With A Side Of Live Music


NSU Art Museum In Fort Lauderdale Is Now Serving Up Sunday Brunch With A Side Of Live Music

Have a hankering for Sunday brunch? Starting this weekend, you can opt for an appetizing outing in an out-of-the-ordinary spot.

Beginning Nov. 22, Fort Lauderdale's NSU Art Museum is launching a new Sunday brunch menu with live music at its café. At this weekend's launch, local guitarist and songwriter Peter Betan will be performing for guests.

The Museum Café's brunch menu will be served from noon to 4 p.m. every Sunday. Featured items include a quiche of the day, open-face smoked salmon sandwich, Belgian waffles with seasonal berries, whole grain croissants, yogurt and berry parfait, and fresh pastries. 

The café will also offer Illy coffee ($2.25-$4), mimosas ($7), beer ($6), wine by the

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Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.

We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.

To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotels, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels and Resorts, TripAdvisor's Top 25 Hotels in the World, Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards, and Jetsetter's Best of the Best Awards.

30. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India 30. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India Oberoi Hotels

Feel like royalty at the breathtaking Oberoi Rajvilas, set in a 32-acre oasis of gardens. You'll find yourself surrounded by exotic bird life, a stunning 18th-century Shiva

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Fort Lauderdale Named A Top Destination For This Year's Holiday Season, According To Orbitz


Fort Lauderdale Named A Top Destination For This Year's Holiday Season, According To Orbitz

You won't have to travel far this holiday season to spend time at one of the most popular Christmas and New Year's destinations. 

Fort Lauderdale ranked No. 5 on's top 10 travel destinations lists for each holiday. The results were part of an Insider's Index that detailed the travel outlook for 2015.

A survey by the website showed that 71 percent of Americans are planning to travel between Thanksgiving and New Year's, and many plan to do so on a budget. Taking that into consideration, Orbitz looked at the top 10 places travelers plan to visit and listed the average airfare costs to the city and daily hotel rates for the

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3030 Ocean Has Wrapped Its 3-Month Renovation, And It's Celebrating With A Grand Reopening Party Nov. 19


3030 Ocean Has Wrapped Its 3-Month Renovation, And It's Celebrating With A Grand Reopening Party Nov. 19

Seaside seafood restaurant 3030 Ocean is now back in action after its three-month renovation.

With executive chef Adrienne Grenier (who worked under Paula Da Silva before she left 3030 Ocean) at the helm, the eatery's new menu highlights seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, with a focus on Florida seafood. 

Raw bar options, such as east and west coast oysters and gulf shrimp; Florida clams with bacon, potato and créme fraiche; and sautéed Florida flounder served with cauliflower purée are only a few of the fresh seafood items on the menu.

The 216-seat restaurant at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa now

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Aloft-Element Downtown Fort Lauderdale An illustration of the planned Aloft-Element Downtown Fort Lauderdale hotel, s expected to open in 2017. (The Federated Cos./Courtesy)  

"Lifestyle" hotel brands are spreading in South Florida, lured by the area's robust tourism and business sectors.Among the new concepts debuting or expanding over the next few years are AC Hotels by Marriott, Hyatt Centric, Aloft, Element and Tryp by Wyndham.

The brands appeal in large part to millennials, generally people in their 20s and early 30s who value design, intimacy and unique amenities over conventional hotels."Big hotel companies look at millennials as the market of the future," said Peter Yesawich, vice chairman of Orlando-based MMGY Global, a travel and

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Dining rooms are a wonderful place to express your style through furniture, lighting, art, and color. Here are five favorite dining room styles, and the elements that make them so appealing.

Tailored and traditional

Traditional style is all about the details: intricate carving, unique upholstery, textured linens, and statement lighting all make up this exquisite look. Take your style for a traditional trip by focusing on architectural details like embellished table legs or an ornate console serving as a bar.

Paneling is also a classic element found in traditional dining rooms. A gray-toned wall with bright white trim creates a crisp and clean look. Top off the style with an eye-catching chandelier and a few sconces along the wall for ideal

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9 Places To Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall In Fort Lauderdale (And Nearby)

Fall means slightly cooler weather, family gatherings and pumpkin everything.

Starbucks released its pumpkin spice latte 11 years ago, and the trend hasn’t lost traction since. Now we see all sorts of pumpkin-flavored sweet and savory foods.

Lucky for you, the pumpkin trend is here to stay, and you can get your fix right here in Fort Lauderdale and nearby cities until winter—or Florida's version of it—rolls around.

Check out these spots for killer pumpkin cocktails, appetizers and more:


Big City Tavern

This limited-time Pumpkin Spice Martini is a boozy blend of half-and-half, house-made pumpkin puree and whipped cream vodka under a foamy film. (Spoiler: We included the delicious concoction in our best

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Seed Food & Wine Festival Returns To South Florida This Month To Show That Plant-Based Eating Can Be Delicious

Vegans, vegetarians and open-minded eaters, there's a plant-based food and wine festival coming to South Florida, and it begins next week.

Seed Food and Wine Festival will take place in Miami Beach and Miami's Wynwood Arts District from Nov. 18 to Nov. 22. Launched last year, the event is designed to "showcase the delicious side of plant-based living, helping to fuel mainstream acceptance of sustainability and prompting a major change going forward."

The 2015 edition of the festival will feature local culinary talent, leaders in the vegan community and health food celebrities, such as former NBA star and vegan wine owner John Salley and wellness advocate Rich Roll.

“Some of the biggest names in the plant-based world will be

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