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    Art Boca Raton 2018

    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!



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    Coffee Spots in Boca Raton

    Coffee in Boca

    Where to Go For Coffee in Boca Raton…Look No Further! 

    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!

    Coffee Boca


    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:


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    Charity & Memorial Information: Dedicated to Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS & Parkland


    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.

    MSDSTRONGEVENTS Facebook Page 

    MSD STRONG Facebook Page 

    Go Fund Me – Gina Montalto Memorial Foundation 

    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

    Click on link for tickets! Concert for Douglas with the City of Boca Raton and Mayor Susan Haynie, featuring Young Arists of South Florida. 100% proceeds will benefit the Stoneman Douglas Fund and political agendas will not be permitted.

    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.

    Love … Michele, Kylie and Alle
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    Things to Know About Becoming a Mompreneur

    Thank You Boca Modern Mom!

    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!



    Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Michele Bellisari, Boca Real Estate agent for RE/ Max Services and Founder of #SoooBoca Lifestyle & Media Blog!

    Boca Real Estate Agent and Lifestyle Blogger

    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!

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    10 Reasons To Fly Private via Boca Executive Airport!

    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!

    A Few Fun Boca Exec Flying Facts

    • The Airport encompasses 214 acres between Spanish River Boulevard and Glades Road. The Airport’s runway 5/23 is 6,276 feet long and 150 feet wide, with a full-length 40-foot wide parallel taxiway.
    • FAA Contract Tower located on the field. The Tower is open daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
    • Two full-service Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) are located at the Airport. Each FBO offers a range of amenities, such as fueling, ground handling, aircraft storage, conference rooms, catering, and limousine service.
    • Onsite Customs and Border Protection facility (coming soon) enabling international flights to fly directly into the Boca Raton Airport instead of first stopping at another airport to go through customs.

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    25 Places to Eat, Stay and To Do In Islamorada and The Florida Keys

    #SoooBoca and Company Love the Florida Keys

    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.

    1988 Holiday Isle – Islamorada

    (Scroll to the bottom for show note links)

    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.

    Cue the fabulous Alina Davis!

    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!

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    What is Your Word for the New Year?


    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!



    Our challenge to you is this: Pick a word that embraces what you see for yourself in 2018 and freaking run with it! Read more