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A Bit Of Elegance And Sophistication

A Bit Of Elegance And Sophistication

Born Angelika Fäs in Sankt Gallen, a small town in Switzerland, Angie’s life reads like a fairy tale – one of excitement, travel and adventure. But it’s also a story of determination, grit and sheer hard work. Angie tells me she had always dreamed of destinations far away. “I wanted to see bigger things. I wanted to go to cities. It bothered me we had no train station [in her home town] as I wanted to leave quickly and go somewhere.”

February 2016
Lettuce Soup, Anyone?

Lettuce Soup, Anyone?

Osceola Organic Farm is Vero Beach’s only certified organic farm dedicated to growing the healthiest, freshest food possible while adhering to the strict parameters laid out by the United States Department of Agriculture’s organic certification program. O’Dare’s commitment to providing produce grown without the use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers or genetically engineered ingredients is of paramount importance to him. “I grow the best food in the world and for me to contaminate it would kill me,” he says.

January 2016
Uptown, Urban Chic And Stylish

Uptown, Urban Chic And Stylish

Nowhere is this more evident than in the cuisine offered at the oceanfront restaurant, Citrus Grillhouse on Easter Lily Lane, a 4,700-square-foot eatery built as part of an impressive $25 million, British Colonial-style renovation project. The Citrus Grillhouse is urban chic and stylish. With wraparound porches offering spectacular ocean views, the cosmopolitan décor and open kitchen hint at the restaurant’s hip atmosphere and approachability.

December 2015
Who Doesn’t Love A Perfect Pepper Jelly?

Who Doesn’t Love A Perfect Pepper Jelly?

Participating in events and traditions around the holiday season often evokes a sense of being part of something unique and special, creating bonds for families and communities alike. This year, “Shared Traditions” is the theme of Riverside Children’s Theatre annual fundraiser, the Festival of Trees. This is a family event that kicks off the holiday season with panache. The Festival of Trees has proven to be a perennial favorite in a community well known for supporting the cultural arts.

November 2015
A Drive For Passion And Excellence

A Drive For Passion And Excellence

This year marks 30 years since Elizabeth Kennedy launched her catering business, Elizabeth D. Kennedy & Company in Vero Beach; and she, too, attributes her success to those around her. “I really believe the success of this business has come from having such a strong team,” she says. “I do run the business and am very involved but I’m more like the director of a play.”

October 2015

"Seasonal, Local And Fresh with Simple Preparations"

Chef Farnsworth has been overseeing the kitchens of John’s Island in Vero Beach since 1995 and has more than doubled the number of patrons of the five restaurants during his tenure. Lauded as one of the most gifted chefs of his generation and named among America’s best new chefs by Food and Wine Magazine in 1991, he is not only a consummate professional but also highly respected among his peers.

September 2015

"The Best Fizz In The Biz"

Ryan Pinnell, a Port St. Lucie resident and owner of Treasure Coast Seltzer Works in Fort Pierce, is on a mission to revive the memories of a bygone era. A businessman with a vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, Ryan takes the nostalgia of the past and the environmentally “green” concept of the future to homes across the Treasure Coast and beyond. “Today, we’re a world of lost communication,” Ryan says. “In designing this business, I wanted to bring something back, something as simple as having a beverage delivered to your doorstep.”

August 2015
Keep It Cool!

Keep It Cool!

For year-round residents of Florida, the halcyon days of summer promise less crowded roads, stores and beaches and more daylight hours to enjoy the balmy evening breezes with friends and family. When the heat of the day subsides, it’s the perfect time to gather for an evening of alfresco dining.

July 2015
A Miniature Bite Of Bliss

A Miniature Bite Of Bliss

Today’s fare is as individual and diverse as the couple getting married. The traditional three-tiered wedding cake, while still very popular, is no longer de rigueur. In fact, ever since Carrie and Miranda munched on them in an episode of “Sex and the City” in 2000, cupcakes have been showing up at weddings in dramatic displays either alongside the traditional cake or in its place. Popular programs like the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” have served to further the yearning for a soupçon of sweet indulgence in a gazillion flavors.

June 2015
Fare Fit For The Queen

Fare Fit For The Queen

Fans of the British period drama “Downton Abbey” may remember when veteran actress Shirley MacLaine joined the cast for a traditional English picnic on the lawns of the Crawley estate. Along with footmen in full livery, servants hovering obsequiously in the background and hampers fairly loaded to groaning with sandwiches, pies, pickles and cakes, the picnic of Edwardian times was a grand affair. The men donned white linen suits and boaters while women’s attire mandated corseted moiré gowns, elaborately feathered hats and parasols.

May 2015