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The Funky Buddha has fundraising items for Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
Donated By: Funky Buddha Brewery (click on the link to bid)
The Funky Buddha has fundraising items for Marjorie Stoneman Douglas
Donated By: Funky Buddha Brewery (click on the link to bid)
So if you are on spring break, summer vacation, winter break or have a long weekend in front of you there are a ton of cool things to do around town for a staycation or daycation! If you are game there are plenty of things to do right here in Palm Beach county too just check out our calendars.
Take a step into time and check out one of Boca’s oldest landmarks — the original City Hall where you can find the Boca Raton Historical Society. Built in 1927 this long standing building has seen #SoooBoca grow into one of South Florida’s largest and most popular travel destinations. Between the hours of 10am and 4pm you can catch a guided tour around the hall or you can explore on your own. Curious about the history of not only Boca but IBM…the rooms are full of fun facts and history changing items for you to learn from and see. This sweet piece of history is a prize possession among locals. By the way…if you love wine and food the Boca Bacchanal is one of the Historical Society’s signature events!
Weekends in Mizner Park are always a blast thanks especially with the variety of events always happenin’ in this popular downtown hot spot! Grab a drink with your posse around the park or bring the family down for a night that all can enjoy. This family friendly atmosphere is a great way to shake up the usual summer routine!
Truly one of my new favorite events in beautiful Boca Raton! The Vernissage of Art Boca Raton 2018 was on Wednesday night this week and OMG…to view these magnificent pieces of art and some sooo historical by the way is just a wonderful way to spend an evening. There is nothing like sipping an icy cold glass of champagne and lite bites while walking through the 45,000 sq. foot white tent directly on Florida Atlantic University campus and watching the sun set while private jets take off into the dimming Boca Raton sky.
Click on the video to experience just a tiny bit of what I enjoyed this week…then get your tickets to Art Boca Raton 2018…you can thank me later!
This is the 3rd annual Art Boca Raton 2018 event and is from March 14 -18th. The gallery owners and artists are all wonderful to speak to and very knowledgeable. The art is very special and it is an amazing way to lose yourself wandering around and seeing such unique and different perspectives. Kudos to the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the organizers of this fabulous not to miss event!
As a huge music fan I could not get enough of Robin Austin’s very cool art showcasing some of my favorite artists like David Bowie, The Beatles and Mick Jagger…and of course the icon Marilyn Monroe. Speaking of Marilyn…I am going to ask the organizers how many “Marilyns” were represented at the show as I saw at least 4 or 5 I think. All different and all well #soooverymarilynmonroe.
Thanks for buzzin’ by and getting your “art on”. Don’t forget to subscribe to #SoooBoca and our social media channels. We love this town and enjoy sharing it with all of you!
I don’t know about you but as a busy Realtor with listings and property showings “coffee” is a main food staple for this gal on the go! Sooo…today’s #SoooBoca’s “Five in the Hive” focus is Coffee in Boca! Where is the best coffee in Boca you ask? I can assure you that coffee roasters are alive and well in our fabulous town and that our residents and visitors are very passionate about the spots they sip their coffee at! Frankly there are more than five spots we love and we update this post a couple of times a year so keep reading!
Boca is a mecca for small business owners — this city takes pride in buying local and supporting our neighborhood shops. We love to check out different spots to share with our followers. Of course we enjoy the occasional Starbucks or a quick pit stop at Dunkin’ Donuts, but what we really love is the home brewed stuff. The slow roasted, cozy sitting cup of coffee. That being said, today’s ‘Five in the Hive’ is salutes some of our local coffee shops!
Here is a very unscientific poll I did on Nextdoor and here are the results of what type of coffee 52 people who responded liked or at least gave their input on:
The #SoooBoca 12 Months of Giving page for March is dedicated to Parkland, Florida and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. For those victims, families and friends and all those affected by the shooting February 14th, 2018. For those that may not know this Parkland is about 15 -20 minutes from Boca. We have driven by the school for years traveling up and down the Sawgrass Expressway and we are all close knit communities in spirit and also cross over each other with events, sports, play dates and school. We are heartbroken.
We have included links to Facebook pages, events, memorials and charities that are happening or ongoing. Please let us know if you have something coming up so we can add it to our #SoooBoca Facebook events section. May peace be with all.
Please note the below list is from the Sun Sentinel 2/18/2018 and please do your diligence with any funds you are donating to.
Here are campaigns that GoFundMe had vetted and added to its Stoneman Douglas High School hub page:
The George Snow Scholarship Fund is very excited to announce that through an extremely generous donation from Ann and John Wood and their FairfaxWood Scholarship Foundation, we are now able to offer college scholarships to deserving graduating seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In initiating the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas Scholarship Fund”, the Wood family wishes to inspire others to bring a ray of hope to the students of this devastated school. Their goal is to help these students that are left with broken hearts and spirits an opportunity to obtain a college scholarship.
The Wood Family invites others in the community to donate a partial or full scholarship to the current seniors.
Applications for this year’s awards are now available at our website at www.scholarship.org.
Parking: FREE onsite parking
Security: Bag check will be at the entrance. Small purses are recommend as large purses or back packs will not be permitted.
Sooo…this happened! Guess who was featured on Boca Modern Mom as a Mompreneur? Yup this mom of millenials! You can click on the link here to read my story and also read about some other wonderful “mompreneurs” around town!
Buzz by Michele Olson Rogers fabulous and very comprehensive “modern mommy” blog with fabulous features on what is happening for kids, moms, families and all living and visiting beautiful Boca Raton and South Florida! Lots of tips and trending topics on travel, lifestyle and also deals to check out!
Because #SoooBoca is all about collaborating whether with my millenial daughters, other bloggers, businesses or entrepreneurs we sooo appreciate the lovely share from our friend! Sooo…here you go…click on the link for the full read and make sure you subscribe to #SoooBoca and also subscribe to Boca Modern Mom!
PS…this mompreneur (that would be me) is a very young Baby Boomer or what I refer to a Gen-B so don’t let age be a deciding factor on starting a new business or venture! Just do it baby!
If you are interested in learning more about #SoooBoca and the entrepreneur life check out our YouTube channel and subscribe for weekly videos about #SoooBoca but also playlists on being in business and sound tips and ideas to help you grow!
Did you know you can fly into Boca Raton just as quickly as you can fly out! Why not fly private into and out of Boca Executive airport or as “locals” call it Boca Exec! Perhaps you have a meeting here or flying in for an FAU football game or a fabulous dinner …or just maybe you want to “land” that perfect waterfront property! The airport is rich with history and has been part of Boca Raton since 1936. Big PS…flying to Minneapolis for the Superbowl…better book now Dano! So many flight options so little time! Check out the different flight companies right on site at Boca Exec!
During WWII Boca Exec served as a base for air-sea patrol, and a weigh station for planes being ferried to Europe. Sitting along Airport Road you can see planes and gorgeous jets taking flight and landing daily with that gorgeous Boca blue sky as a backdrop or the FAU Football Stadium or both!
My husband and I had our first long weekend date away in Key Largo and Tavernier back in 1988 and of course we went fishing and spent time at Holiday Isle and the Tiki Bar. We have loved introducing our daughters Kylie and Alle to the Florida Keys to enjoy all the things we have from fishing, to sunsets to just chillin’ out and hanging with the fam.
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In the weeks that followed the storm the #SoooBoca squad helped coordinate a local fundraiser at Tim Finnegans in Delray Beach to raise over $25,000.00 to help those in need in the Florida Keys. In December, the mom of the #SoooBoca squad, that would be me, put together a video of some of our trips down to the Keys and shared it on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to remind people to visit the Florida Keys, spend money there, charter a boat and support the local businesses.
Alina is an amazing human and fellow Realtor with Coldwell Banker Schmitt! As my little December video was up and out there Alina, who lives in Islamorada, started commenting on what was open, going to open, still closed and clearly has an amazing finger on the pulse throughout the Keys!
So I said “Alina, would you be game to do a Facebook Live interview with me via #SoooBoca and lets talk about all these places that are open and getting ready to reopen and the state of the charter fishing industry and what not”… and she said YES!
There is nothing like cracking open a new book or opening up a beautiful bottle of champagne or smelling a new bloom on a rose bush to make you feel inspired, hopeful and filled with joy… like a glittering New Year ahead of you …your future is filled with opportunity and success!
New Years comes around but one time a season and we make lists and goals to celebrate what might be in the upcoming and untouched months. It is the time of year where you can simply breath in and breath out and say goodbye to the crap and successes from the old year and focus on the endless possabilities of a new and exciting unopened year!
Don’t work yourself up about slaving away for this years Thanksgiving dinner because #SoooBoca has some great suggestions for you! Have you thought about shaking up your traditions a bit and dining out in Downtown Boca? Or at a historic venue? Or just something completely different? Lets face it we love our holiday traditions but even we like to shake up the otherwise generic family ritual!
You (and your kitchen) are not the only ones serving up turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes this holiday season. Try a twist on the classic tradition with this weeks “Five in the Hive” and then some for a yummy foodie faves for your Thanksgiving Day meal! Make your reservations now, no clean up required.
As we roll into the autumn months and Halloween we pray that the summer humidity will begin to dissipate, it’s the perfect time to start ticking off all the seasonal activities from your checklist! Pumpkin patches, costume parties and of course fall flavored everything. Sit back relax and enjoy the hard cider because we have done all the hard work for you! Check out our top picks for this weeks five in the hive!
Planes, trains and automobiles and yes limousines — getting to and from Boca Raton should be the least of your worries. When planning your trip to one of South Florida’s most exclusive destinations a little guidance is in order. Traveling by air can always be a tad stressful, but with three major airports surrounding the Boca area, your options are much greater and easier to navigate. The toughest part of a travel day is the transportation to the airport but with the info below, your travel day should be as easy as 1..2..3..
#SoooBoca is part of the team putting this fundraising event together as we have enjoyed the Florida Keys for many years. Our hearts go out to our friends there and we are here to help in any way that we can.
Time For Motivation, Inspiration and Some Girl Talk – WEX Women Empower Expo 2017
#SoooBoca has partnered with the Women Empower Expo (@WomenEmpowerX) this year as an influencer and we will be attending their annual event #WEXFTL on Saturday, Oct. 7th and we want to invite you to join! We were there last year and it was simply fantastic!
Women supporting women is a beautiful thing and will create waves of change! Change is a good thing and something we can always count on in life.
As women in business together as a family and also as solopreneurs we understand the need to have a trusted group of savvy and smart women that we can be a part of. Here is the best part…if you would like to go grab your ticket and and use the code we have for your to get 10% off!
Here is the 4-1-1 for the day:
WEX is a one-day event from 10am to 5pm filled with workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signing, yoga classes and much more. The mission for all of their events is to empower, educate and equip women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and community to create and grow successful businesses.
We are very excited to have the founder of the event Alexa Carlin to be a guest on an upcoming vlog and podcast so stay “tuned” for where to listen “Live” and the date and time of that airing!
Grab your ticket at bit.ly/wexftl
Use code: WEXInfluencer for 10% off!
If you are starting your own business or growing your current business there is no better place to be in October then in Ft. Lauderdale at the WEXFTL event on October 7th. If you see us (we will have our #SoooBoca gear on) please say hello so we can do a #SoooBocaSelfie with you! We hope to see you there!
xo The #SoooBoca Squad
Read more about Women in Business right here in Boca HERE!
(This shot is from a Boca Beach cam…you can check in, watch the waves and take a break from work from afar just click here
It is time to breath a bit and hit the beaches and boy do we have amazing beaches in #bocaraton.
I grew up hanging out at Red Rocks (now Red Reef) and still am amazed at the beauty of our local Boca beaches.
From Spanish River Park to Red Reef to the Palmetto Pavilion and county run (yup) South Beach Inlet at Camino Real there are many choices for diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating and of course simply relaxing and building your dream home ie. the sandcastle. There is even a dog friendly beach up at Spanish River Park!
Intertwined with parks that have space to BBQ with picnic tables and playgrounds you can simply take a drive up A1A and pick from a variety of lovely beaches! We are so lucky that the city had the infinite wisdom to protect our miles of beaches here for future generational enjoyment.
We love to go to the beaches no matter what time of year it is. There’s are the surfers, the sailers, the coffee drinkers and the bikers all overlapping and converging on our beautiful beaches. At anytime you can find solace at the beach with the lure of the Atlantic Ocean at your feet. The calm sound of the waves draws you in as you gaze out to the horizon watching birds, fish jump and fishing boats heading out to fish or coming home for the day.
I go back and forth but mainly I love the South County Park beach that is on A1A and Camino.
I love the jetty and the inlet and all the people fishing there. It feels like home to me but any beach in Boca is fabulous so there you have it!
Want to check out more things to do in Boca Raton…including the beautiful beaches click on Pinterest – Things To Do In Boca Raton
Please refer to city links for beach information, conditions and times. This is not meant to be anything other than my personal opinion.
My March wanderlust playlist is up. Make sure you stop by Spotify to start listening ASAP! These are all the jams I cannot get enough of this month! One full hour of listening pleasure. I’m not loyal to any one style of music, so you’ll hear a little bit of everything in this playlist. It is a perfect mix for working out or airplane listening! Don’t forget to follow my travels on Instagram!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Love food and wine chat? Buzz by our Sips & Picks in Stilettos!
Hello! Hope you enjoy this months newsletter! I share info about ( updated page on the blog so check it out) real estate, local events, calendars, foodie reviews, interviews with local entrepreneurs in and around Boca Raton and South Florida!
All of these topics are on my local, lifestyle, real estate and travel channel on YouTube and at #SoooBoca!
If you have events on Facebook please shoot us a message on our page so we can take a peak and
possibly add to our page event calendar.
I am taking a poll and have a great post about luck and selling your home…
love to hear from you what brings you luck? A four leaf clover, a number, a color, a butterfly zooming by? Perhaps a horseshoe, fuzzy dice, lady bugs, rainbows or a rabbits foot?
Love to know so message me at my Facebook page!
#SoooBoca and Michele Bee is just buzzin‘ by with some real estate tips and
trends that are happening, new listings I have, coming soon properties
and to remind you that when you work with me “One Call Handles It All”
Click on the #SoooBoca links for all things Boca and around South Florida
like events, happenings around town, restaurant and
foodie reviews as well as interviews with business leaders local and global.
Lastly, since I love and believe in social media sooo much each month I will
share some tips with you to help you leverage different social media channels in YOUR business…scroll to the very
bottom for those tips. If you work with Realtors and would like to host training you can click here and
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Attorneys, CPA’s, Financial Planners, Estate Professionals, Home Health,
Placement Professionals if you need a free comparable market analysis for a
client please let me know and I will gladly help you or your clients out by putting one
together and sending it within 24 hours of the request!
Click here for me thoughts on having a 24 Hour in Advance Showing notice.
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As a Senior Real Estate Specialist and Certified Senior Housing Professional
I support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk and the Annual Brain Bowl Luncheon
If you have a loved one downsizing I have put together my “Five in the Hive”
Senior Downsizing and Moving Tips short video for adult children,
loved ones and professionals…please click here or on the picture below.
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Tips on holding an Open House.
Please click on links to get pricing and additional details on each listing.
On The Market
Hillsboro Light Towers in Beautiful Pompano Beach
Two fabulous waterfront condos in Hillsboro Light Towers
Each unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms
Pool is directly on the Intracoastal
Pet Friendly with restrictions
Onsite management company
Pompano Beach Water Taxi pick up across the street at the Park
Building is directly on the Intracoastal with a variety of Intracoastal, Ocean and Inlet views
#SoooBoca Lifestyle & Media
Click here for the “Buzz” in #SoooBoca!
Palm Beach County School Board Calendar
Downtown Boca Calendar
City of Boca Raton Calendar
Discover the Palm Beaches Events Calendar
Florida Keys Events Calendar
(cuz we love supporting and reminding
people that the Keys are open for business)
We hope you will visit, like, follow and subscribe on our channels on
Instagram Facebook and YouTube as we have something new weekly
and daily too… plus stay tuned for fun contests! You never know when you
might win something from #SoooBoca or when we may simply “buzz” by
your business for a quick spotlight on Instagram or Facebook!
As a Realtor, speaker and blogger I leverage social media and vlogging in my
business on several channels to promote my real estate business, brand and
my listings including coming soon listings and
virtual open houses.
This includes Facebook Live videos,
posts and ads, Instagram Stories and posts, YouTube videos,
Linkedin posts and videos, Twitter and Snapchat.
My social media set up and strategies are just that…a good mix of strategy to get as many eyes
looking at my real estate posts and local content as possible.
I share this because I do understand the “deer in the headlight” feeling that most
people have when it comes to dealing with using social media in their business
and I can tell you that with a little practice, thoughtful planning and strategy you can learn
how to leverage social media for your business.
If you would like FREE tips and techniques that I have used that has helped me
learn to schedule and coordinate my “social media” Click here to get now! and get my
18 Instagram Tips + Why I Love Niches in Business download!
#SipSocialSell Tips of the Month
Pick one or two social media platforms that you like, where you audience and clients
are and share relevant information that is informative and helpful to them. Period.
Don’t worry about the newest bright and shiny social media app either,
just focus on what you have for this week and month.
Finding content is easy, but it can be overwhelming. So take an hour once a week,
pick an area of expertise that you really are passionate about in your business and
set up a few posts that you can comment on in your post.
Don’t forget…you can tag a few people too on your Facebook Biz page and your personal page.
Another reminder…it is okay to post about your business on your personal page
(think the 80/20 rule…80% of your posts should be personal and 20% business.
This is a great way to remind people that you are “xyz business” without selling
to them. And lastly just breath…play around with the different apps
it can be fun as well as profitable to your business.
I hope you enjoyed this newsletter. Buzz by my social media channels and say hello, like and
subscribe! If you are in business let me know how I can refer to you and if you have social media business
pages please let me know so I can support you by liking back and subscribing to your blog or website!