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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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    Boca Raton’s Top Ten Dog Days of Summer Must Do’s!

    As summer in Boca Raton slowly comes to a close it doesn’t mean you have to pack up your backpack and hide away your swimsuits! There are a ton of cool things to do around town to wrap up your summer break in style!

    Here are #SoooBoca’s Top 10 Summer Picks for staying cool in August!

    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!


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    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!

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    #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.


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

    South Florida Buzz

    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! See what else is new in the South Florida Buzz!

    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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    Prince Estate & Legacy

    Prince Estate


    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! He accumulated an amazing estate and left behind an incredible legacy!

    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 afterworld

    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.

    Prince Estate

    Prince Estate