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Florida Is the Big Winner as the Wealthy Move Out of Northern States


Roughly 5 million Americans move from one state to another annually and some states are clearly making out better than others.  Florida and South Carolina enjoyed the top economic gains, while Connecticut, New York and New Jersey faced some of the biggest financial drains, according to a Bloomberg analysis of state-to-state moves based on data from the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Census Bureau.  

Connecticut lost the equivalent of 1.6% of its annual adjusted gross income, as the people who moved out of the Constitution State had an average income of $122,000, which was 26% higher than those migrating in. Mrelates to Florida Is the Big Winner as the Wealthy Move Out of Northern States

Bloomberg’s analysis included all 50 states

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    Broward and Miami-Dade counties both made huge gains over the past year in their attractiveness for real estate investment and development, according to a new study conducted for the Urban Land Institute by PwC.

The annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate study surveyed over 1,600 real estate experts about market trends. Respondents were asked their views on real estate in 78 U.S. markets.


Fort Lauderdale/Broward County jumped to No. 6 in the ranking of markets to watch, gaining 29 spots from last year’s survey. That means the respondents regarded the investment and development prospects in Broward higher than in most other markets. In fact, it was the biggest gain in the survey this year.


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Travel The World With Your Taste Buds

These South Florida Foodie Enclaves Let Residents Travel The World With Their Taste Buds


Writer Victoria Fedden visits Brazil, Japan and even Africa without ever leaving South Florida at these authentic, mom-and-pop eateries.

I was born with wanderlust. Growing up, I pored over my family’s collection of World Book encyclopedias and maintained an impressive collection of small plastic dolls wearing traditional costumes. The problem was my family didn’t share my passion for global adventure, although we did visit EPCOT a few times. That’s where I first tried a Moroccan bastilla, and where I learned that by tasting new foods we can instantly be transported without having to deal with airport security lines or baggage claim mix-ups. As an adult, I’ve had opportunities to travel abroad, but

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Opens On Fort Lauderdale Beach At Revamped B Ocean Resort

Naked Crab Seafood Kitchen & Cocktail Bar Opens On Fort Lauderdale Beach At Revamped B Ocean Resort

Naked Crab on Fort Lauderdale Beach is serving up some sexy-sounding seafood dishes.

The new seafood restaurant and cocktail bar, which opened at the revamped B Ocean Resort on Feb. 15, offers a menu of surf and turf dishes with names like Menage a Trois (filet mignon with crab-stuffed shrimp and garlic shrimp), Crazy Sexy Tuna (sesame-seared tuna with edamame), and These Carbs Don't Count (pasta dishes including cavatappi or linguini with clams).

And if that's not enough to get the sultry message across, the electric neon Naked Crab sign outdoors or the restaurant's #GetNaked selfie wall should do the trick.

Chef Ralph Pagano, who has appeared on "Hell's Kitchen," "Iron Chef" and

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The best buildings to see in the Times's places to go in 2017
Few things lead to impulsive searches for plane trips faster than the New York Times’s annual 52 Places to Go feature, a roundup of up-and-coming and unexpected travel destinations that, taken together, offer even a seasoned globetrotter something to get excited about.

One of the best parts of the feature, the exquisite layout, offers full-bleed photos and videos that transport you to each amazing destination. We went through the list and added our own suggestions for architectural marvels and historic buildings worth adding to the itinerary (we’ll add part two tomorrow).

Consider our list of sights as an addition, or another background

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Who Wants to swim in the sky?

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There’s nothing quite as relaxing as a swimming pool with a view, but cantilever a pool over a stunning landscape and add a glass panel in the floor, and you’re really taking it to a whole new level. Elevated swimming pools with infinity edges provide a whole new perspective of your environment, especially when they’re heated and you’re gazing at snow-capped mountains in the distance. One hotel in the Dolomites of South Tyrol, Austria, offers a dramatic cantilevered pool as one of six heated places to swim.

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Sixty-five feet off the ground and 82 feet long, the latest addition to the newly-renovated Hubertus Hotel beckons guests into its warm water with the steam that rises from its surface, a

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Top Food Events For Everyone Heading To Miami This Week: 

Art Basel 2016's Top Food Events For Everyone Heading To Miami This Week

Miami Art Week is about to take over South Florida, and with it, comes lots more than art. There's an equally endless amount of music, fashion and celebrity sightings in store, and let's not forget the food.

Just in time for Art Basel 2016, food and bar pop-ups, culinary celebrations, and cultural experiments will abound through Dec. 4.

Here are our picks for the top food events you should check out while you wander about:

 Culinary Day at Wynwood Yard


Courtesy Lauren Koplowitz


The Wynwood Yard, Miami's culinary incubator and outdoor events venue, is hosting a six-day program of workshops, classes, demos and more to highlight the best of Miami's culture throughout Art

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Amazing Swings Guaranteed to Make you Want One

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Myburgh Designs‘ Mood Swing collection features opulent and majestic waxed copper seats, for both indoor and outdoor use. So, curl up and read a book; or lie back, close your eyes and gently swing yourself into a reverie. Whether it’s in a hammock or a swing seat, there’s something so reassuring and soothing about a rocking motion. And let’s just be honest here, who wouldn’t happily bring back their inner baby via a Mood Swing?

“I want to contribute to a new era in which environment, art and design converge to lay the corner stones for the very bright future that I see ahead of us,” said sculptor Stephen Myburgh.

The Mood Swing collection has been broadcast several times on TV

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Margaritaville's First Fine Dining is as Fun as Ever

Step into a world where blues as deep as the ocean cover the walls and grouper, caught just hours before, sits on your dinner plate. If this sounds like seafood heaven, then you’ve come to the right stop at Hollywood’s Margaritaville. Fresh might as well be included in the name JWB Prime Steak and Seafood, where not only is the seafood worth raving about, but so are the steaks. 

This restaurant, named after James William (Jimmy) Buffett himself, has become a new favorite among travelers and locals alike. Concept chef Carlo Sernaglia came onboard with one vision in mind: to set JWB apart from other Floridian restaurants by offering the finest-quality products around. 

Take for example the

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Car Couches and Other Cool Things

Bel y Bel Cool Custom Car Couches

You love classic designs, cars and working with new technology and renewable energy. Combine those passions with an equally passionate hatred of waste and planned obsolescence, and you have all the ingredients for the amazing upcycled furniture created by Bel y Bel.

The Barcelona, Spain-based outfit is a small team that does wondrous work. We could happily plonk ourselves down in any of their custom couches (note to self: start looking for a much bigger house). Of course, we’d have to invite all and sundry in to gawk at and covet our stylin’ furniture.

Bel y Bel Cool Custom Car Couches

Bel y Bel Cool Custom Car Couches

The founders of the company are Carles Bel and Jesus Bel (no relation, just a happy coincidence), who both graduated in fine arts from the

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