Home & Garden

A Remodeled Retreat

Everyone has their own "How I Came to Vero Beach" story. For the Gillmores, it includes two generations, several countries and a partnership with local firms who understood the family's vision and transformed a John's Island home into a light-filled waterfront retreat.

Tiny but Tough

Hummingbirds are among the smallest birds on the planet, but they are robust and intrepid travelers. Keep an eye out, Vero Beach, as these diminutive endurance athletes may pay a visit to your yard during their next expedition.

The Trust Factor

When Melissa and David Bowser decided to renovate the John's Island condo that had belonged to Melissa's parents, they handed over the keys to a team of carefully chosen professionals, crossed their fingers and waved goodbye. It really came down to the trust factor.

It Takes a Village

Jay McLaughlin knows something about celebrity. The last time he was featured in a Vero Beach Magazine article in March 2010, we called him a “fashion king.” At the time, the New York-based fashion designer and high-end retail mogul was the “new” news in town thanks to his purchase and renovation of a Vero Beach home and the opening of J. McLaughlin, a women’s clothing store on Ocean Drive.

Making Sense Of Feng Shui

According to Nancilee Wydra, author of eight books about Feng Shui, the concept offers eight emotional benefits: personal empowerment, a positive future, strengthened relationships, a clear and dynamic legacy, expressing compassion, strong positive self-image, culling wisdom and gleaning the best from your personal past and health in physical, mental and spiritual areas.