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  • #SoooBoca

    The Rustic Inn Crabhouse…Those Garlic Crabs Tho!

     

    We love to venture all over for good food…good crab in particular and it seemed perfectly timed to celebrate my birthday at the Rustic Inn Crabhouse in fabulous Fort Lauderdale in Broward County…  Garlic Crabs for everyone! Our server was fantastic and the food was amazing! We love to experience different food spots around South Florida so check out our vlogs and reviews!

     

    The location is so cool with being close to the Fort Lauderdale Airport you can watch the jets landing while you enjoy your garlicky meal! You can order the World Famous Golden Crabs, World Famous Garlic Crabs, Alaskan King and Queen crabs, lobster, shrimp, fish like grouper, mahi-mahi and of course stone crab when in season which is November 15 – May 15. Never had a stone crab…it is one of life’s great foodie pleasures!

    If you love clams, oysters or conch they have plenty of that as well but frankly we went for the crabs baby and my birthday celebration was in full swing…literally! The menu is huge! By the way…crazy good caesar salad and yummy glass of chardonnay to round out this delish meal! PS…if you prefer or cannot eat shellfish The Rustic Inn has steaks and burgers too!

    The Rustic Inn Crabhouse is about a 30 minute ride from #SoooBoca and a straight shot south on I-95 and super easy to get to plus the parking was a breeze. Whether you are vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton or even Palm Beach this is a not to miss throwback seafood destination you don’t want to miss out on. Lunch is a great time to go as traffic on I-95 is not too bad at that time of day or after 6 ish at night…we drive around South Florida alot so don’t forget to to use your map app on your phone for directions and traffic updates!

    Plan to relax and take your time … enjoy the views, the company you are with and the food especially those garlic crabs sooo yummy…it truly is a special restaurant that has been around for 55 years! Don’t forget to look at the “celebrity” photos all over the walls too… a fun and nostalgic way to spend your South Florida day!

    Don’t forget to click on our travel, local, foodie, real estate and calendar links for lots of local information because we are #bocalocals and #livelikelocals Follow us on Instagram stories for timely and fun posts where ever we are getting our nom nom on!

    #SoooBoca xo

  • #SoooBoca, HOME

    Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2018

    Wow!! What a fabulous few days for the “Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats” volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County 2018 Women Build right before Mother’s Day Weekend!

    #SoooBoca was fortunate enough to drop by and see what was happening at the construction site and hospitality tents and to see what the volunteers and sponsors were up to…which was a ton!

     

    You have to watch this informative, loud and fun video where I had the opportunity to interview Kari Oeltjen – Chief Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity SPBC, Jeff Fengler – Construction Director, Habitat for Humanity SPBC and Bonnie Kaye – Kaye Communications. I also got some great footage of these ladies in full on build mode! I captured just a tiny bit of the 3 days but boy was I impressed!

    Want to get involved with Habitat? Click on this link and check out their Facebook page for more pictures and event volunteer and sponsor opps! Click link below…

    Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County 

    Courtesy of Habitat for Humanity:

    Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County “Women Build” is a hands-on fundraising event in which individual empowered Women Builders each raise or contribute $1,000 each toward much needed funds to build a home for a hard-working, low income family in our community who is in need of simple, decent, affordable housing.

     

    Team Kaye Comm

    Empowered Women Builders may invite their friends and colleagues to also become Women Builders (each with their own $1,000 fundraising or giving commitment) to join up as a named Team, but everyone is still responsible for their own minimum commitment of $1,000. Women Builders can hold receptions to raise funds, do social media campaigns, etc.

    Awards and recognition are given to the Women Builders who raise the most funds toward the home.

    One of the best parts is each Women Builder participates in one half day of building that works best with her schedule. Women Builders earn their “Pink Hard Hats” and are invited to events throughout the year where they are recognized for being a member of the “Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats”.

    Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats

    The funds raised during Women Build sponsor the materials needed for the home. Women Build brings together women leaders to build a home for a hard-working family in the South Florida community.

    House Build in Boynton Beach

    About Habitat for Humanity

    Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

     

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    Photos courtesy of Kaye Communications, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers and Sponsors.

  • #SoooBoca, Buzz on Travel

    Fish, Float and Fun – Boat Ramps and Marinas in SoFla

     

     

    Hello our #SoooBoca and South Florida friends! We took a quick trip to the Florida Keys to do a little fishing and Keys time stuff and thought that we would pop up a post with a list of marinas and boat ramps in our area that are open to the public! Whether fishing, diving or pleasure boating there is a plethora of things to do on the water all over #SoooFlorida. From the beautiful blue Atlantic ocean to the intracoastal and local lakes we enjoy South Floridians love their water activities! Do you have a favorite marina? We would love for you to comment and share!

    Fun fact…did you know about the  Florida Council of Yacht Clubs a fantastic organization made up of 36 yacht clubs located around the state from the panhandle to the Florida Keys. Check out the boating activities and information about becoming a member of this boating organization.

    Since fishing has been a big part of our family we thought we would also add some great organizations that can help you learn how to fish! Yes ladies you can learn from some of the best in our fabulous state of Florida! Check out Ladies, Lets Go Fishing founded by Betty Bauman who says over 8000 women have learned to fish over the last 20 years due to her organization!

    PS…since this is being written from one of our faves, Key Largo, note they are having an event here June 23-24 Keys Fishing Adventure Learning on the Water but if you can’t wait they have some events in Palm Beach trips to Cuba planned (go to the link and confirm any and all details). While you are at it check out the International Women’s Fishing Association for some great history on amazing women anglers!

    Keep in mind the State of Florida has amazing fishing clinics for kids and people of all ages so check out this link for more details Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

    If diving and snorkeling are your thing you can get with local dive shops and dive boats that are all around South Florida. Looking to get more info on getting started we have a link to Yelp to help you out! Boca has some great shops including Force-E and Dixie Divers that can guide you on all your diving needs. Favorite dive shop? Lets us know in the comments below!

    Lastly we have included some links to help you find public boat ramps and marinas around South Florida. Just click on the links and remember some require a city permit/sticker so know before you go! Please do you own due diligence and contact cities, counties and marinas for the most up to date information. We also like to travel and usually it involves water of some sort so check out our travel vlogs!

    Thinking of buying a boat or a house that has a dock or slip? Let us know as we can refer you to yacht brokers we know and of course two of the #SoooBoca squad are Realtors (Michele Bee and Kylie Bee are with RE/Max Services) and can help you with buying that waterfront home for your boat…or boats!

    Some Additional Resources:

    Boating Industry News 

    Palm Beach Boat Show  

    Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 

    Silver Palm Park Ramp Boca Raton

    Florida Public Boat Ramp Finder

    Here are a few in our area please click on the link above for ramps all over Florida:

    Silver Palm Boat Ramp
    600 East Palmetto Road
    Boca Raton, FL 33432

    Mangrove Park Boat Ramp
    1211 South Federal Highway
    Delray Beach, FL 33483

    Harvey Oyer Park/Formerly Boat Club Park Boat Ramp
    2010 North Federal Highway
    Boynton Beach, FL 33435

    Bryant Park North Boat Ramp
    78 2nd Avenue South
    Lake Worth, FL 33460

    Lake Park Marina Boat Ramp
    105 Lake Shore Drive
    Lake Park, FL 33403

    Juno Park Boat Ramp on Eastern Side of Intracoastal
    2090 Juno Road
    Juno Beach, FL 33408

    Jim Barry Light Harbor Park Boat Ramp
    1800 Broadway
    Riviera Beach, FL 33404

    Currie Park Boat Ramp
    26th Street & North Flagler Drive
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407

    Burt Reynolds Park & Boat Ramp
    805 North US1
    Jupiter, FL 33477

    Marinas in Palm Beach County 

    Here are a few in our area, for a fuller list click on the above link:

    Marina Delray

    City Marina

    Murrelle Marine

    Boynton Harbor Marina

    Palm Beach Yacht Center

    Gateway Marina

    Suntex Marina

    Marinas In Broward County

    Here are a few in our area, for a fuller list click on the above link:

    Lighthouse Point Marina

    Two Georges at The Cove Marina – Deerfield Beach

    Marina One – Deerfield Beach

    Aquamarine Hidden Harbor – Pompano Beach

    Sands Harbor Resort and Marina

    Lauderdale Marina

    Riverfront Marina – Ft. Lauderdale

     

    Stay safe on the water, follow the rules and regulations and never drink and drive a boat. Please remember to do your due diligence and refer directly to any organizations or companies linked here for the most up to date information.

  • #SoooBoca, BUZZ AROUND TOWN

    4/23/2018 Boca Business Networking & Buzz

    Happy Monday fellow entrepreneurs, solopreneurs,

    mompreneurs, business owners and business networking fans! 

    Welcome to the weekly Buzz on what networking events are happening in and around #SoooBoca this week! Every Monday we will be going “live” on Facebook to give you the “BUZZ” on what is happening to help you make connections, collabs and constant buzz about your business. You can also click on #SoooBoca Facebook Page Events for updates and to do a search for more things to do!

    You can also go to our calendar page and look at the local calendars in our area for networking opportunities!

    If you are a restaurant or destination we would love to talk to you about hosting a networking event for #SoooBoca and if you are interested in being part of our group starting this summer shoot us an email.

    If you have a “FREE” or low cost networking event please email us the link and the contact information and we will reach out to you in regard to posts we will be doing every week.

    In the meantime, subscribe to our blog for the latest business building events around Boca.

     

    Five in the Hive Tips for Successful Networking

    1. Look at a variety of groups and then pick ones that make sense to you and your business. Sleep on it! You only need a few awesome groups to be part of to grow your sphere of influence. Keep it fresh, come from a place of resource and don’t spend money you don’t have on groups that may or may not be your cup of tea
    2. Ask people about themselves and their businesses before your need to be a fire hose about your business takes over. People love to talk about themselves and what they do. Ask questions, be authentic and listen to the person you are talking to.
    3. What is your WHY? In otherwards why are you networking and why are you interested in particular networking groups. Are there simply too many people in your career sector in a group to make it successful for you?
    4. I suggest that you get to networking events a little early to meet people as they come in ( a little Michele Bee tip) and toggle your one on one meetings either before an event or after an event to use your time wisely ie. Time Blocking
    5. Don’t always be selling yourself. Just be genuine and come from a place of give to get. At some point, however, you are there for business so remember that and make sure your message is specific as to what you need in regard to a good referral

    Events Around Town This Week

    Money Smart Week

    April 23-April 28, Boca Raton Public Libraries, Boca Raton. Register for these free programs and more through the calendar at Boca Library.

     

     SEO Networking  

    April 23  Meet other people in the SEO business

    Hooters 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm  2240 NW 19th St Ste 1101A Boca Raton, FL 33431

     

    April 23 8 PMSick Puppies Comedy · Boca Raton, Florida
    April 23 7 PMTucker Duke’s Boca Raton · Boca Raton
    Thu Apr 26Liv Plastic Surgery
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Raise The Bar 2018: JLBR Endowment Bartending Event

    Thu Apr 26Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar – Boca Raton
    Sun Apr 29Boca Raton Innovation Campus
    8 am – 12 pm

     

     

     

  • #SoooBoca

    Best Craft Breweries In Boca Raton + Delray, Boynton & Pompano!

    Breweries

    Are you ready for a craft “brewery” crawl?  #SoooBoca loves a good beer, breweries and we do have some Canadian in us so there ya go! We have put together a few faves here in Boca and around South Florida and of course we know there are many fabulous ones so don’t despair if we missed ya we will be doing a second list cuz we know you love your lists! No particular order by the way just listed out. We love to buzz by and visit restaurants around #SoooBoca and South Florida so be sure to subscribe to this blog and our Youtube channel! (PS…Please drink responsibly, order Lyft or Uber and let us know of other breweries we might want to check out! )

    Lets Get Started! 

     1. Brickyard Microbrewery

     Brickyard Microbrewery is a very popular microbrewery in The Garden Shops here in Boca! Get a taste of  appys, fajitas, flatbread, “burgers in a box” and more plus with over 50 hand-crafted beers on tap. You should try one of the featured beers of the month like  the Green Bench IPA”.  They have a delicious and affordable menu with happy hours and live music. Meet your friends and enjoy a casual surrounding with tons of TVs, great food and some of  the best beer in Boca!

     2. Barrel of Monks Brewery

     Are you ready for a brewery tour? Well check out Boca Raton’s Barrel of Monks Brewery just off of Rogers Circle near Clintmoore Road and Congress. Specializing in Belgium beer this group of friends have created a popular spot with a great choice of beers and food trucks (just check the calendar)! Do you love to chill? This is a perfect place for you. We suggest you try their locally made ‘Blood Orange Gose Sour Belgian-Style Blonde with Blood Orange & Sea Salt”…delish! Not to mention you can have a private event here or private meetings…cheers to that!

    3. The Funky Buddha 

     You might have heard of this magical place, but, you’ll never know the magic it holds until you visit it. We are talking about The Funky Buddha Brewery. This brewery gives you excellent service and a huge selection of craft beers from lagers, to bottled, on tap and ales. You can drink beer (110 choices by the way) or drink some tea (40 choices), or partake in a choice from 40 different flavors of shishas for the hookahs. If Kava is your thing then you can drink it by the shell here! Sooo many choices sooo little time! You can even take a home brew class. Check out their website for live music and open mic schedules.

    The Funky Buddha has fundraising items for Marjorie Stoneman Douglas 

    Barrel-Aged Funky Buddha Beer Lots 242 & 243 , Signed

    Donated By: Funky Buddha Brewery (click on the link to bid) 

     

    4. Prosperity Brewers

     Beers infused with a tropical flair…you have us at hello! These Boca gals are suckers for the tropical and tasty beers like Red Reef and Palm Beach Tart LOL. Not to mention they are right next to the Flamingo House which we do enjoy (hint Art Walks happen frequently). This is a nano brewery just north of Spanish River in the warehouse district (yes you turn at the Cumberland Farms to get to this location). Old Boca folks will totally get this reference. Check out their event schedule too…like Sip & Stretch on Saturday.

    5. Yard House

     If you need to get your “beer” on while the fam is shopping at Mizner Park you can pop into Yard House and try one of their 125 choices of beers and ciders. We love the “Chalkboard Series ” draft beer idea but once posted they go fast! If you want malty, floral, strong, hoppy or something else check out their full menu. Great food and they have gluten free and vegetarian selections too.

    6. SaltWater Brewery

    Although not “in” Boca it is right across the line in Delray Beach (a sister city). This place is just awesome. Founded in 2013 this is the first local production microbrewery in Delray, with tasting room and beer garden on sight.  These folks are passionate about their beer and giving back to charities that support our oceans and name their beers accordingly like “Sea Cow Milk Stout” and “Screamin’ Reels IPA.”  The environment should be given an award for creativity due to its unique location…gotta love it! There are a great number of year round, seasonal and special release beers to choose from.  The tasting room, appropriately called “The Reef Room” has beers on tap plus Saltwater Brewery has food trucks, craft nights and many a networking and private event at this cool location. You need to buzz on by!

    7. Due South Brewery

     Due South Brewery a lively, fun and busy place in Boynton Beach, another sister city.  Housed in a large 27,000 square foot location off High Ridge Road…yup you have probably driven right by … sooo now you know! What makes this place amazing? This is a veteran owned and operated brewery that supplies beer from Key West to Daytona and Orlando to Tampa on the west coast of FLA! You can take a tour (just check the schedule) We love the “Nun With a Chainsaw” IPA cuz we went through Hurricane Irma too. Stouts, ales, drafts and more this is a great spot to meet friends and raise a glass! PS…they have wine selections and events on their calendar weekly so check it out!

    Breweries

    Additional Boynton & Pompano Beach Breweries to Visit

    Copperpoint Brewing Co

    26 Degree Brewing Company

     Disclaimer: You must be 21 to legally purchase alcohol and beer. Please refer to each brewery website for up to date information. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
  • #SoooBoca, BUZZ AROUND TOWN

    Ten Things To to Do in Boca Raton on Vacation

     

    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.

    Here are Some of #SoooBoca’s Top 10 Fun Things To Do Around Town! 

    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!

    Boca Raton

    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!

    Boca Raton

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  • #SoooBoca

    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!