• Sips & Picks in Stilettos

    Dine in Deerfield Beach – It’s As Easy as Oceans 234

    If there is one thing you need to know about the #SoooBoca girls (Alle, Kylie and Michele Bee) — it is that we are serious about our food. We are the queens of dining out and being that there are three of us we split everything! We recently had the pleasure of being invited to experience a private chef tasting at one of our favorite restaurants, Oceans 234 for their delicious summer menu and to take a peak at what their newest executive chef William Middleton was up to in the kitchen! And believe us…it is all very, very good!

    Now, we know Oceans 234 isn’t technically in the Boca city limits, but honey it might as well be. The proximity between Boca Raton and Oceans 234 is a stones throw away and in our opinion one of the best places to dine beach side locally.

    From the moment we stepped into the restaurant it felt like home — the presentation and atmosphere are always appreciated and familiar, yet  provokes surprise and delight due to the fabulous decor and of course the ocean views. The hostess  was expecting our arrival, and shortly after greeting us the always gracious and lovely Danielle Rosse, owner,  came by to give us the down low on their newest summer time items! A mix of fresh and savory choices decorated their summer menu — we opted to try dishes from both menus — because well duh why not!

     

    Sooo let’s be real here, we just had to start the afternoon off right with a succulent round of brightly colored sangria — we decided we just had to try all three so white, pink and red it was! Each glass was  refreshing and light and was accompanied by a fragrant flower which was a lovely touch and the perfect compliment to the summer heat, while we were perusing the menus trying to decide which items to order.

    If the sangria wasn’t enough to cool us down, Oceans 234 Beverage Coordinator Juan Chacon  stopped by to drop off their signature Froze to the table (Frozen Rosè — we mean really?!? Could the day get any better). If you haven’t tried Froze yet you need to literally drop everything your doing and run there — physically sprint because it is the best thing we have ever had…not to mention apparently they were the first restaurant in the area to be serving up this little frozen slice of heaven!

    So while we were clinking our glasses and passing around the four signature vino classics we put in a order of Blue Crab Claws — melted in butter with red chili flakes and garlic served with dipping bread … HELLO… how sexy is that.

    We also chose the Mezze Platter a trio of hummus, charred baba ganoush and a bright cucumber salad — mostly to set off the amount of butter we were about to consume but also because it was the perfect trio — similar to us 😉 The mezze platter is a modern twist on your tradition greek dips. The baba ganoush was clearly charred to perfection and melted as soon as it hit your lips. We called this one fork to mouth — no pita needed — seriously it was that good.

     

    Last minute we decided to dive into something from the raw bar, with a great recommendation from our server Joe and we ended up trying the Tuna Poke which was totally delicious and aesthetically pleasing. The best part about the poke was the South Florida twist on the Hawaiian classic — instead of serving the poke al a carte or with rice this dish was served up nicely with plantain chips. If you want to know the way to the #SoooBoca girls hearts give us any type of chip for dipping and you’ve got our full attention.

    As we munched, talked and sipped, Chef William, Oceans 234 executive chef came out to greet us and answer any questions we had. William is a Florida native, growing up just around the corner from Oceans 234 in Lighthouse Point. He has been in the food scene for over 18 years, he enjoys curating new recipes and is relishing the development of Oceans 234 current menu. As a meat and potatoes guy he suggested we try out their seasonal steak the Cajun’d Ribeye and the Pesto & Tomato Roasted Snapper with zoodles. We were wowed!

    The rib-eye was seasoned perfectly and cooked to a warm medium-rare, while the snapper was dotted perfectly with sauce and laid delicately atop the zoodle mountain. Both dishes were hearty yet gentle and extremely elevated. We threw some grilled cauliflower  and crispy brussel sprouts in the mix to get our daily dose of vegetables, and trust us when we say this was a delectable choice.

     

    As our meals and cocktails came to a close, it is safe to say we would be waddling out of the restaurant — but just as we were about to pack up our belongings and our full tummys, Joe brought over the dessert menu. Whelp … As you can imagine we did not have enough will power to say no — so two coffees and a blood orange creme brulë later we were in fact, waddling out of Oceans 234, leaving the beautiful beach scene, amazing hospitality and chic restaurant behind us.

    Oceans 234

    What can we say except dining at Oceans 234 was #soooboca delightful  — it really is one of our favorite spots to buzz by for lunch, dinner, dessert or just a happy hour with friends. The food is always fresh and excellent, the service is impeccable and the atmosphere on the water is just what the heart desires. Thank you to Danielle Rosse, William Middleton, Juan Chacon, Shanine Dorta, our amazing server Joe and the entire Oceans 234 team for making our day oh sooo very special!

    Live, Love and Bee 🐝🐝🐝

    The #SoooBoca Girls! xo

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    This favorite local destination restaurant is located right on the the Atlantic ocean in Deerfield Beach. Minutes from #SoooBoca by the way! Open for lunch, dinner and the happiest of hours. Kitchen closes at 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.
    Don't forget to check out Oceans 234 Beach Club membership! 
    Danielle and her team are community minded and host events throughout the year so check click on the Events tab here to see how you can give back too at one of their seasational events.
    OCEANS 234

    234 North Ocean Boulevard,

    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

    Phone. 954-428-2539

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    Who We Are:

    Michele Bee – www.thebellisarigroup.com   Instagram

    An award winning Realtor with RE/Max based in Boca Raton, servicing South Florida buyers and sellers including seniors moving, probate property sales and divorce transitions. I am social media maven and love to show real estate agents and business owners how to make their business “buzz” via Facebook and Instagram posts and videos (especially if they are on a shoe string budget) to market and brand their biz.  Graduate of the University of Florida, College of Journalism with a degree in Advertising.

    Kylie B –  www.ohmyitskye.com   Instagram

    I’m Kye a 20-something year old blogger who has been flying the friendly skies for the last three years and backpacking to cover as much of this beautiful earth as possible. I am up to 27 countries by independent travel and close to 15 more through my job as a flight attendant! I’m an adventure seeker and love getting the nitty gritty of a city. I’m happiest when I’m on the road eating and learning about the places I visit! Follow me along my journey and ask questions along the way! If you like what you’re reading be sure to leave a  comment or drop in on my contact page to send me a private message! I’m happy to answer any traveling questions you may have! Graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Hospitality.

    Alle – www.hallealessia.com   Instagram 

    I am Halle Bellisari – owner and creator of Halle Alessia Photography. I am a natural light portrait, wedding, and lifestyle photographer based in Southeast and Southwest Florida. Photography has allowed me to focus on captivating the life we live through the soul of my subjects. I adore helping folks free their mind and express themselves through my photos as I capture the true art of observation. Always inspired by life and the ever-changing disposition that comes with each day, my excitement continues to flourish. I am enchanted to grow this bright, bold, and blooming passion of mine. I hope, with me, you are able to explore the light and love of my photo journey! Lets Chat! Graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, Public Relations.

     

    Oceans 234 hosted #SoooBoca for the tasting and our meal was free of charge.

  • #SoooBoca, BUZZ IN DOWNTOWN BOCA, Buzz on Travel

    I Love Boca and So Will You!

    I Love Boca Raton and So Will You… And Here is Why!

    I Love Boca and So Will You!

    Boca Raton is painted pink with love!

    Bam…once again a fabulous “collaborative ” effort by multiple Realtors across the country bragging on what they love about their cities! If you love Boca like I love Boca leave a comment, like my page, reach out to me if you want to make a move to my town! Here is my contribution to this fantastic blog.

    By the way…if you scroll through my blog posts you will find a lot of fun things to do in Boca. I love to post about Boca Raton’s businesses and events…come visit us at #SoooBoca on Facebook for daily posts! You can also visit my YouTube channel for some local real estate updates and listing videos along with events that happen around town. 

     I’ve had a love affair with Boca Raton since I moved here in 1978 and I am not alone! This city is one of the great loves of my life along with my children, my husband and my dogs. I, also, love the color “pink” which conveniently is one of Boca’s signature colors, and, did you know that the color pink happens to be universal for love ? Isn’t that so romantic, which is so Boca.

    Enjoy colorful sunrises, beautiful walks on pristine beaches, date nights at Mizner Park in Downtown Boca, or you can head over to the original “pink plaza” , The Royal Palm Place! Love is always in the air, especially, around Valentines Day, in the city I call my home…beautiful and fabulous Boca Raton.  

    This is why I Love Boca and So Will YOU!

    Full Blog from Valentines Day just click here:

    Love is in the air in these American towns!

    From sunrises and sunsets to gondola boat rides and wineries, these all American cities are perfect for a heart dropping Valentine’s Day getaway! Hope you enjoy!

  • #SoooBoca

    5 Fabulous Coffee Spots in Boca Raton

    Coffee in Boca

    Coffee Plus #SoooBoca = A Successful Partnership!

    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! Boca is a mecca for small business owners — this city takes pride in buying local and supporting our neighborhood shops. 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! This will be on ongoing series so no worries…I will but updating and adding more local coffees spots!  Let’s get started exploring the list….!

    Coffee Boca

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  • #SoooBoca, HOME

    #SoooBoca Beaches Are Fabulous!

     

    #SoooBoca Beaches Are Fabulous!

    (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 

    Summer time, summer time, sum sum summertime is here baby!

    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.

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    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.

    Here are some links for ya:

    Boca Parks

    My Boca City Website

    Boca Surf Cam

    Bark Beach

    Which is your favorite beach in Boca?

    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

     

    And if you love to be inspired by color, water, South Florida and some additional #SoooBoca visual content at #SoooBoca on Instagram or just come visit my The Michele Bee Instagram page!

    Please refer to city links for beach information, conditions and times. This is not meant to be anything other than my personal opinion.