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Reel Skipper Samantha Pettinaroli and Michelle Lynn

An Active Ocean Lifestyle Brand For Women, By Women What would you do if you noticed a market void that was leaving women high and dry when they’re out on the water? Well, if you’re an attorney and a soon-to-be professor duo with zero business experience and minimal start-up capital, you simply dive right in. …

Swank Specialty Produce

Swank Specialty Produce Sowing The Seeds For Success by Nicole Danna Photos: Gyorgy Papp This year, Swank Specialty Produce celebrates 20 years of business – but it hasn’t come easy, and the road to this success is paved with more than just basil, arugula, and lettuce. When you roam the 20-acre farm at the edge …

1909 in West Palm Beach

by Danielle Casey, Co-Founder of 1909 Our members, once lovingly-dubbed as “a group of rabble-rousers,” defy the societal norms that self service and materialism will one day lead them to happiness. We, as a collective of forward-thinking creators, recognize and embrace the various forms of wealth – including health, relationships, time and values. 1909 was …

Due South Brewing Co.

A Local Brewery’s Year In Staying Above Sea Level by Doug Fairall – Brand Manager at Due South What started as a typical year turned into, as no surprise to anyone, anything but typical. Every plan for the year was thrown out the window in a few short weeks. Our story isn’t unique in this …

Birdie Floral Truck

Flying the Coop to Land Dreams by Darien Davies “I am not a florist by any means but I’ve ALWAYS loved pop-ups, flea markets and community type events. (Yes, I am that annoying friend in the group chat begging people to come with me to a local event every weekend – haha!) I would go …

Michael Salmon

Flybird Chicken in Delray Beach Chicken Soup for the Pandemic Soul by Darien Davies Photos: Current Media If 2020 was the worst cold you’ve ever had in your life, then FlyBird’s roast chicken was the comfort we all needed. Not only is it seriously good chicken, it’s also served up by a seriously friendly team …

The Barrel Room in Lighthouse Point

The Barrel Room in Lighthouse Point is the Private Dining Experience You’ve Been Searching For by David Rolland Photos: Matthew Smith Those of you who haven’t visited Papa’s Raw Bar in some time are in for a surprise on your next visit to this longtime Lighthouse Point fave. As a way to reinvent themselves during …

Fropro Matt and Chelsea Williams

FROPRO: Fueling Second Chances by Darien Davies If you ask most small business owners what their goal was in creating their business, it might be money, lifestyle, notoriety or power. If you’re Matthew Williams, it was E: None of the above. “FROPRO is my second chance. I didn’t create FROPRO to fill a market gap …

Jupiter outdoor dining

by David Rolland Every year around this time when a restaurant hostess asks if you’d like to eat outside, the answer is always, “Yes, please!” Now, thanks to everything going on since early 2020, we have a new reason to want to dine outside beyond the pleasant weather. To help you manage the restaurant scene …

Farmer Jay

by Jason McCobb A.K.A. Farmer Jay I think nowadays people‘s perception and intentions with landscaping are changing, and now, more than ever, they need to be. I know first and foremost everyone wants an aesthetically pleasing landscape, but what are some other factors to consider? In order of importance, I consider these the top three …

By Darien Davies Several months after Rodney Mayo took it upon himself to help the restaurant community who was hit hard during the pandemic, he’s at it again. Hospitality Helping Hands (H3), the non-profit he started to provide hot meals to those facing food insecurity due to losing their jobs, and Howley’s Restaurant will be …

How We Won’t Let Coronavirus Stop the Music   by David Rolland It has been over two months now since anyone’s been to anything resembling what we once called a concert.  Even with businesses starting to open up, six foot social distancing and facemask mandates make it difficult to imagine the rituals we’ve come to …

Funky Buddha Seltzer

Hard Seltzer Just Got Funky: Funky Buddha Premium Seltzer Review by Alexis Paige Whether you call it spiked, adult, or hard seltzer, you’ve most likely sipped on this trendy sparkling alcoholic beverage. The nearly perfect canned summer drink is refreshing, low-calorie, gluten-free, and offers just a hint of flavor. We all know White Claw and …

Anthony Barber at Troy's Barbeque with his son

Getting Back to BBQ Basics By Darien Davies To get yourself some of the best BBQ in town, all you’d need to do is follow your nose to Troy’s Barbeque. Year-round, and especially in early March, their smoker was always smokin’ hot and cooking up ribs, brisket chicken and more to feed the hungry masses. …

Coffee pour at Pumphouse Coffee in Jupiter

How Pumphouse Coffee is Grinding Through the Covid-19 Pandemic by Alexis Paige The brothers behind the blue, white, and caffeinated Pumphouse Coffee Roasters have been rising and grinding for nearly four years now. Over that time, Christian and Alex Le Clainche along with their tight nit team established Pumphouse as a small roaster with high …

Ramen Lab Eatery in Boca Raton

Is the Coronavirus Pandemic Fueling Fears and Hurting Asian-Owned Businesses? by Nile Fortner Louis Grayson is the owner of ‘Ramen Lab Eatery,’ a casual restaurant specializing in Asian dishes such as Korean Style Bulgogi and Ramen Noodles. Grayson’s family has always been a part of the restaurant business. Learning from his family and a Japanese …

Michael Goodwin in front of Crazy Uncle Mike's in Boca Raton

Crazy Uncle Mike’s: More Brews, Less Blues By Darien Davies You’re on the rise, your business is a success, your future is bright, and then WHAMO. A virus spreading worldwide throws a wrench in your plans. “We opened in 2019 and the first year we established ourselves as a live music venue with a scratch …

Nomad Surf Shop in Boynton Beach

How Nomad Surf Shop Is Adapting To Coronavirus  by Sean Gordon The iconic Nomad Surf Shop, located on Ocean Blvd (A1A) in Boynton Beach has been a mecca of surf culture on the East Coast since 1968. The shop has been owned and operated by the Heavyside clan for generations, and in that time, they …

Troy Ganter of Papa's Raw Bar with his wife Cassie

Troy Ganter of Papa’s Raw Bar: Humbled but Hopeful By Darien Davies It’s basically a fact that COVID-19 has shaken up every industry, job and person under the sun. In what seems like only a few moments, to what feels like an eternity, the normalcy of day-to-day life has been flipped upside down, forcing business …

 Boca Save Our Beaches Encourages Community Cleanups by Nile Fortner Photos: Boca Save Our Beaches Armed with bags, gloves, litter pickers, hand sanitizer, and a strong sense of purpose, communities have gotten to work cleaning streets, yards, parks, and other green spaces during the Coronavirus pandemic. The volunteers include young students, stay-at-home parents, and environmentalists …

Meditating with Apps

Ease Your Mind with These Meditation Apps by Alexis Paige Inhale. Exhale. Inhale. Exhale. Now, I’m willing to bet that you read without taking a single breath. Meaning this article was written with you specifically in mind. Due to the current climate, we’re all experiencing heightened levels of stress and anxiety. And that’s saying a …

Celis Produce in West Palm Beach

Where to get produce in Palm Beach County during COVID-19 closures  by Alexis Paige COVID-19 has wrecked weekend plans from here to, well, we have no idea. But, arguably the worst weekend outing that has fallen victim to the rona (at least in my local loving opinion) is green markets. Fresh fruits and veggies from …

Sierra Lane Playing Guitar

Sierra Lane, Feet Grounded But Flying High by David Rolland Photos: Jakob Takos  It was hard for singer/guitarist Sierra Lane to pick what was most surreal of playing in front of thousands of people on the main stage of last December’s Riptide Music Festival. “I always go to music festivals and concerts. To be part …

Hell & Hollar

Hell & Hollar: Dirty and Loud Rock & Roll by David Rolland Photos: Jakob Takos Blake Burns wants to make sure people know the correct spelling of his rock band Hell & Hollar. “Hollar has an a. That puts a Southern drawl on an old term that means piss and vinegar.” It’s a fitting emphasis …

Hurricane Party

Hurricane Party, Freakin’ What They Feel by Darien Davies Photos by Roberto Badillo If you can understand and fully decipher their music, you’re missing the point. The lyrics just sort of happen, the shows are a product of the energy, and the beat never stops, which produces a sound that can’t easily be duplicated and …

Pour and Famous Cocktail in Delray Beach

by Pour and Famous in Delray Beach  STUFF 2oz Gin 3/4oz MONIN Raspberry Purée OR 4-5 Muddled Raspberries w/ 1/2oz simple syrup 1/2oz Fresh lime juice Sliced lime for garnish Tonic DO THIS Add all ingredients except tonic into shaker with ice and shake until well chilled Strain over fresh ice Top with tonic  Garnish …

Rust & Wax Record Store in West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Record Store Brings A Vinyl Revival  By Sean Gordon  Photos by Alexis Paige Founded in 2014 by vinyl enthusiasts, Jesse and Melanie Feldman, Rust & Wax is West Palm Beach’s destination for vinyl records and vintage pieces. What began as a labor of love through online stores and occasional pop-up stands on …

At Home Workouts

Work out at-home with these virtual fitness classes by Alexis Paige If there’s anything we all could use right now it would be endorphins. You know, the happy hormones. The only thing that makes coming out of the gym all sweaty and sore totally worth it and making you crave more.   Unfortunately, COVID-19 has shut …

Video Conferencing Tips

By Alexis Paige It only took a pandemic for the meeting loving individuals to be forced to put information into an email. But, that won’t stop other meetings from happening! If you’re fortunate enough to still have your 9-to-5, side hustle, or anything in between, you’ll most likely end up on a Zoom, Hangouts, or …

Hospitality Helping Hands

Rodney Mayo of Subculture Group Spearheads Aid for Hospitality Workers by Darien Davies  When you’re faced with a crisis and help isn’t happening fast enough, do what Rodney Mayo does. He is being the change he wishes to see, and starting where he knows best: with the power of food. Due to restrictions and regulations …