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    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 AROUND TOWN

    South Florida Buzz on Real Estate and Events Around Town! (Summer 2016)

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    Summer has been abuzz with sales and closings for our clients including having a fabulous buyer for New York Yankee’s Shortstop Bucky Dent’s house in Boynton Beach!
    Now that was cool!

    We have all enjoyed Boca Festival Days events via The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, White Coats -4 – Care Celebrating the incoming class to FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine and the Kick Off Party for The Rotary Club Downtown Boca’s 2nd Annual Mayors Ball at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

    Just a reminder if you would like to participate in the Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Mizner Park on September 25th you can sign up for FREE! We would love to have you.

    I have attached some housing stats for you and links to frequently asked questions about real estate. You can find me on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram and Snapchat!

    We really are lucky to live, work and play in such a beautiful community!

     

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  • #SoooBoca

    Prince Estate & Legacy

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    WHAT IS YOUR BOCA RATON HOME WORTH NOW??

    As a student at University of Florida in the 80’s, yes I am dating myself…I loved Prince, Purple Rain and his amazing music like 1999 and Let’s Go Crazy! It is very sad for us who enjoyed and partied thru the 80’s and those folks that really embraced his cool and iconic style. Started with nothing and was like a shooting star…didn’t let life’s circumstances hold him back!

    As a Realtor that specializes working with inherited properties and the heirs who have to deal with the contents and the real property I am curious what is going to happen with Prince’s estate…what kind of estate planning did he do as he was clearly a meticulous performer and human being. He is not married and has no children so it will be interesting to see who he has appointed to handle his estate and who his designated heirs and charities will be. Many performers and friends have spoken of his giving and charitable heart in life, so in the after life Prince will probably keep on giving.

    The other interesting piece to me is obviously the location of this property…I suspect in his will and I could be wrong, that Paisley Park will be turned into something like Graceland…it is a unique property in the middle of Minnesota.

    Then I think who might be a purchaser of this type of property if it were to be sold?  There is a home for every buyer and a buyer for every home. The recording studio is state of the art so perhaps a music icon? Problem I see is location, location, location…it’s in Minnesota… not exactly on the beaten path of the music industry and without Prince actually “in the house” what kind of draw is that?

    So we wait and see…to be continued…

    Dearly beloved
    We are gathered here today
    To get through this thing called life

    Electric word life
    It means forever and that’s a mighty long time
    But I’m here to tell you
    There’s something else
    The after world

    A world of never ending happiness
    You can always see the sun, day or night

    Here are some pics from his $10 million dollar Paisley Park estate courtesy of the Daily Globe.

    A glass pyramid on top of the complex (pictured), which was built more like a factory than a house, glowed purple when the star was in

    The property also included an extravagant 'lobby' area, where the walls were painted like the sky - blue and white - and large balconies joined the upper floors

     

     

  • #SoooBoca

    Single Females Are a Growing Market Force

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    Great article! One thing I warn my buyers about is third parties like well meaning friends or family members who might also have a little envy issues that you are able to buy your first home or condo. It may skew the feedback you get from them.  Just food for thought. If you want a fabulous buying experience, connect with us via text, email or through our website at The Bellisari Real Estate Group!

    DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02, 2016

    Since the early 1990s, single women have outnumbered their male counterparts, snatching up real estate at nearly double the rate, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. But this year they’re on a roll, and experts don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.

    Single women accounted for 15 percent of all home buyers—the second largest segment of home buyers behind married couples, according to NAR’s 2015 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers. Many experts predict their numbers will continue this increase in coming years, particularly as their average incomes have significantly risen over the last few years.

    The median age of single female home buyers is 50, according to NAR. The majority are drawn to single-family homes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Location matters, too. “They often want to buy to be close to friends or family,” says Jessica Lautz, NAR’s managing director of survey research and communications.

    Mary MacDiarmid, a broker with @properties in Chicago, told The Chicago Tribune she’s worked with several single women purchasing condos. She says about a decade ago, this type of clientele routinely brought their parents to showings. Now, she says they do it on their own: “They’re not looking for someone else’s approval.”

    Source: “2016 Home Buying: All About the Single Ladies?” The Kansas City Star (Feb. 19, 2016) and “Single Women Are Big Homebuyers in Chicago,” Chicago Tribune (Feb. 28, 2016)

  • #SoooBoca

    Freshen Up Your Space This Spring & Add Value To Your Home!

    It is that time of the year and all around the country Spring is upon us! Let the home selling season begin in earnest!

    Many people want to make a change before school next Fall or winter next year. Some of my South Florida peeps are looking to upsize to a country club or a waterfront community or downsize to a condo community or assisted living.

    Never the less, here are some great tips for everyone in regard to adding value to your home and frankly making it a more pleasant environment in general. I walk into many homes that have simply gotten stale or dated and it feels very heavy and depressing.

    We at The Bellisari Real Estate Group can help you with a list of contractors and vendors that we like and use (living here for 38 years helps in that area:) We also work with stagers and interior designers who charge a consulting fee simply to help you stage your home and use furniture and items you already own in your home. 

    I personally am going to be redoing my office and master bedroom, decluttering, selling some furniture that doesn’t work for me anymore and jumping on Pinterest and Houzz for design and concept ideas. You can follow my  Boca House boards if you click on the link.

    As a garage sale, thrift store, estate sale enthusiast I enjoy my “flea market” finds to replace and update the look of my home. Some of those finds include mirrored chest of drawers, an acrylic dining room base and table top, white bedroom furniture for my daughters room and the list goes on.

    So take a look at this list and see what you might want to do to “increase” the value of your home.  Not expensive tips and not to be done necessarily at the same time but you get the idea.  Here’s to a happy Spring home selling (or home buying) season! Remember with The Bellisari Real Estate Group “One Call Handles It All” and we are happing to help you with the sale or purchase of your home. We are never to busy for your referrals!

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    Michele Bee Adding Value to Your Home

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    2016 Won’t Turn Real Estate Market Upside Down in South Florida

     

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    It is still a sellers market with lower inventory then we like to see. But sales are brisk with multiple offers coming in on properties that are priced properly.

    According to the Miami Herald, real estate insiders expect 2016 to be a strong year for South Florida despite slowing sales and price gains in the condo market, according to a survey conducted by Berger Singerman.

    The law firm polled about 100 top developers, Realtors, investors, lenders and contractors
    for their take on the new year.

    “The overall consensus is that things are going to continue in a similar direction,”
    said Jeffrey Margolis, a partner at the firm. “2016’s going to look a lot like 2015.
    So while everyone is asking, ‘Are we in a bubble? Is it all going to come crashing
    down?’, the smart money says that’s not the case.”

    About 42 percent of respondents said 2016 will be “somewhat better” than 2015. About
    37 percent said there would be “no change” in the market next year. Only 13 said
    they expect a “somewhat worse” year.

    The reason growth won’t pick up much? Struggling economies in Latin America and
    Europe are holding back the foreign investment that has fueled South Florida real
    estate since the recession, particularly the new condo market, an important local
    economic driver. (Single-family homes are still selling at a record pace because
    of tight inventory.)

    More than 60 percent of respondents pegged “global economic conditions and uncertainty”
    as their top reason for a lack of confidence in the market.

    The poll also revealed that developers plan to build more than just condo towers.
    While 26 percent of respondents said condo development will produce the highest
    returns in 2016, the hotel and hospitality (21 percent) and retail (20 percent)
    sectors weren’t far behind.

    That’s a change from previous years, said Berger Singerman partner Marc Shuster.
    “We’re definitely seeing more diversity in the market,” Shuster said. “Following
    the multi-family rebound, people have a feeling that these other areas are going
    to take off too.”

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