Surprise your Mom on Mother’s Day with a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn Gift Certificate. It’s a perfect Gift for your Mom that can be used any time during the year. Moms do so much for us and we forget she likes time away to regroup, rethink and regenerate. Show her how much you care by giving her a Gift Certificate from the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns. Who doesn’t want to stay at a Bed and Breakfast in Florida? She’ll have fun, fun, fun! Show your mother how much you appreciate her by going out of your way for her now. Florida is always a nice getaway.
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Now that the holidays are over and the extended family has returned to their own abodes, it’s time to relax and enjoy the winter season that is Florida and it’s beautiful weather. With an abundance of activities to choose from and countless gracious Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns to choose from around the state that offer hospitality and concierge service to their guests, it’s time for someone to take care of you.
Now that I live in Florida and my favorite time of year here is from November to May when the weather is the perfect temperature for having fun outdoors. You can go to the beach, fish, water ski, drink margaritas, sleep in a hammock, or any other type of outdoor activity you can imagine. There are plenty of music festivals, loads of art festivals or fairs, and it’s the perfect time to canoe, kayak, jet-ski or ride an air boat. Who doesn’t like the feel of a nice breeze on your face while traversing on a body of water with your favorite means of transportation? If you have never experienced an airboat ride, you’re really missing out, it’s exhilarating. Take the time to explore the history and cultural of an area and feast on delicious southern cuisine. As I write this I am sitting on my balcony watching the blue herons play across the water, a lady kayaking, a couple canoeing and teenagers waiting to see who gets to ride the jet ski next, along with neighbors playing on the golf course across the lake. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?
The Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns are located throughout Florida from the beaches to the lakes, from the panhandle to the keys, there is a beautiful guest room waiting just for you. www.Florida-Inns.com When you stay at a Florida Inn it’s like having your own personal concierge to help you navigate activities you want to pursue.
Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns is pleased to announce the first winner of the FBBI CARES Two Night Give-A-Way to Cara Rodden. Cara’s heartwarming story was submitted by her friend, Melissa McCormick. The winner was chosen at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns 2014 Innkeeping Conference in Orlando, Florida on September 28, 2014 and Cara has accepted this award of a two-night stay for two, including a complimentary Breakfast for two, at one of the participating Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns, listed below. Cara has chosen the lovely Casa Grandview Bed and Breakfast, AAA 4 Diamond & part of the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection rated Bed and Breakfast in West Palm Beach, Florida for her stay.
Here is Cara’s Story:
I nominate my dear friend Cara Rodden. At age 32 she was diagnosed with breast cancer, already a diabetic and had many complications from diabetes. She was going partially blind and then suffered this devastating blow. It ruined her self esteem and confidence in life. We all stood behind her and supported her through her chemo and surgery. At 34 she had a double mastectomy, shortly after her wedding. She wanted to give up but she fought, every year we get together for the breast cancer walk. When she underwent surgery and couldn’t make it I walked for her with my kids. She is cancer free and every year is a huge milestone that she remains cancer free. Cara is officially disabled but volunteers part time with elementary school kids because it brings her such joy since she cannot have kids of her own. Recently she has feeling not well and very down. Her husband works to support them and her medical visits still. I wish nothing more than her and her husband to be able to have a wonderful relaxing time away from it all. To give back to such a strong amazing woman!
Casa Grandview, West Palm Beach
Grandview Gardens, West Palm Beach
Victorian House, St. Augustine
St. Francis Inn, St. Augustine
Hampton Lake, Starke
Magnolia Plantation, Gainesville
1872 John Denham House, Monticello
Palm Beach Hibiscus, West Palm Beach
At Journey’s End, St. Augustine
Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns (FBBI) has lots of heart give-a-way. FBBI would love to award a two-night stay for two, including a complimentary Breakfast for two, at a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn to someone who you feel is deserving. Nominate someone who is near and dear to you and tell us their story. Tell us why this person is deserving and special to you in 200 words or less. When you feel a heart connection, it’s a very special thing.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FBBI will choose the most heartwarming story winner.
Deadline for submission: September 24, 2014
Award Date: September 28, 2014 in Orlando, FL at the FBBI Conference
Winner will be chosen and disclosed during Conference Banquet
Email submissions only: info@florida-Inns
Reference: FBBI Cares
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Permission to Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns to Tell Your Story
Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns FBBI Caring Heart Give-a-Way Committee will choose the most heartwarming story winner
No Cash Value – not redeemable for cash
Two Night Stay must be consecutive two nights
Based on Availability at participating Inns
Not all Member Inns are participating. See list on website for participating Inns.
Participating Member Inns: Casa Grandview, West Palm Beach, Fl
Grandview Gardens, West Palm Beach, Florida; Victorian House, St. Augustine;
Hampton Lake Bed and Breakfast, Starke, FL
Cannot be used during Black Out periods and Special Events according to participating Inns.
Must guarantee reservation with credit card and give date of award.
Must disclose to participating Inn when making reservation.
Must be used within 1 year from date of award.
All policies of participating Inn apply.
Valid ID required at Check In
Award cannot be transferred to another.
Downtown Lake Worth and the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce invite you to the annual Street Painting Festival, which claims bragging rights as the world’s largest. The 2-day event transforms the downtown streets with more than 200 street paintings covering more area than any other festival of its kind in the world. Hundreds of artists converge to display their diverse talents on the asphalt – using only chalk – in styles that range from Renaissance classicism to Cubism and Pop Art. Street performers, strolling minstrels and Main Stage musical entertainment add to the creative atmosphere. And of course, don’t miss the Festival Food Courts, accommodating culinary tastes and thirsts as diverse as the surrounding artwork.
Artists are encouraged to follow a “Movie Theme” such as a scene or character from their favorite film. Over 400 Artists use the pavement as canvas to transform downtown Lake Worth into a temporary outdoor museum of original art and masterpiece reproductions. See the streets come alive as the artists transform the pavement into works of art. It happens every February in downtown Lake Worth, Florida.
The tradition of Street Painting can traced back to16th century Italy when itinerant artists would use their chalks to transform pavement into a makeshift canvas, street painting has retained its appeal through the centuries. As in ages past, crowds still gather to watch as fine works of art emerge. The “paintings” last only until the next rain, but the lively spirit and accessibility of the exhibition captivates new audiences each year and inspires lasting memories.
Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns has several Inns located in Palm Beach County, and two specifically in Downtown Lake Worth, The Sabal Palm House and the Mango Inn. Both are a very short walk to all the activities and offer wonderful accommodations.
One of the best kept secrets of Florida is the Palm Beach Breeze in the Summer months. Palm Beach is the Eastern most point on the Florida peninsula jetting out into the Atlantic Gulf Stream and enjoys a cooling, soft ocean breeze which keeps summer temperatures relatively moderate. Everything that locals and visitors do for fun in the Summer is on or near the ocean, such as boating, golfing or just relaxing at the beach. Another great advantage to visiting Palm Beach in the Summer is that all of the Bed and Breakfast Inns are offering big discounts, so visitors can experience the area’s famous luxurious lifestyle at an affordable price. Special Bed and Breakfast packages can be found at Florida-Inns.com for Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns. Although the Summer months are generally less hectic than the high season of Winter and Spring, there are plenty of family oriented and cultural events taking place that make the Palm Beach area one of the best inside tips for visitors to Florida in the Summer.
For the 4th of July, the West Palm Beach Waterfront will be hosting the annual 4th of Flagler Festival, complete with live entertainment, food offerings and a fantastic fireworks show over the Lake Worth Lagoon. For classical music lovers, the annual Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival takes place over 4 weekends in July at multiple locations around the county. For foodies, September is a great time to visit during Flavor Palm Beach. In this month long restaurant festival, participants experience extraordinary 3 course menus at extremely reduced prices in many of Palm Beach’s best restaurants. Three-course lunches are $20 and dinners for $30 to $35 per person!
Inside Tip for Summer: Spend a day at Riverbend Park on the Loxahatchee River – the first nationally recognized Wild and Scenic River in Florida. Paddle your own canoe or kayak down a cypress lined waterway, past herons, egrets, turtles, alligators, deer and exotic birds with jungle and swamp on both sides. Without a doubt, one of the most thrilling, natural adventures in Florida! www.canoeoutfittersofflorida.com .
As the oldest resort destinations in the United States and one of the first such destinations to offer beach “bathing” in the ocean, Palm Beach offers a wide variety of beaches. Palm Beach is the Eastern most point in the state of Florida and protrudes out into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, which is comes up from the Caribbean. The result is that the water here is a crystal clear blue and turquoise which stays warm year round. For many decades, the beaches of Palm Beach were considered to be medicinal. Here are some beach recommendations:
My favorite beach to relax, John D MacArthur Beach State Park, is nestled on Singer Island and is the only state park in Palm Beach County. It is an environmental treasure, featuring two miles of pristine beach and swimming, snorkeling and fishing in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic. Other amenities include a nature center, gift shop, children’s playground, nature trails, kayak rentals, and picnicking facilities. On April 21st, enjoy an afternoon of Blue Grass as Nathan Rich and the “Untold Riches” bring their foot-stompin’ and hand-clappin’ music to the park’s amphitheater.
For a beach with more activities and infrastructure, the Lake Worth Municipal Beach is one of the most popular beaches for locals, both for the young and the young at heart. The 1922 Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex, which will re-opened after a multi-million dollar restoration on March 01st, 2013. The charming facility, which is unique for South Florida, offers a new oceanfront park, new restrooms and picnic facilities, restaurants, ice cream parlor, beach shop and regularly scheduled events and activities. In addition, the Lake Worth Municipal Pier with the famous “Benny’s on the Beach restaurant, continues to be a popular tourist attraction for visitors and fishermen alike. www.lakeworth.org
Finally, Delray Beach offers the unique combination of an “Old Florida” small town located directly on some of the nicest beaches in South Florida. Atlantic Avenue, which ends directly at the public beach, is the famous main street of Delray Beach and offers beach goers a wide selection of restaurants, shops other attractions to combine with a day at the beach.
Inside Tip: Located just off the beach in the town of Palm beach, take a history walking tour of Worth Avenue. Lasting about 1 hour, the tour discusses the history of America’s oldest luxury boutique shopping district, including its influence of architecture and fashion in the high society and the development of the legendary social scene. www.worth-avenue.com.
When choosing your accommodations for your stay, you may want to consider the Bed and Breakfast Inns of the area. Palm Beach Historic Inn is located on Palm Beach. Popular in West Palm Beach is Palm Beach Hibiscus, Grandview Gardens and Casa Grandview all within walking distance of City Place, a downtown destination itself. When staying in Lake Worth look into the Sabal Palm House or the Mango Inn. Both Lake Worth inns are within a reasonable distance from Delray Beach.
Conducted by the Palm Beach Show Group, this show opens with a gala preview party on Friday, February 15, 2013. The Palm Beach Show features collections of more than 180 international dealers and attracts private collectors, museum curators, investors, designers and the curious. It’s the largest of its kind in the United States with exhibitors displaying fine works from across the globe including fine jewelry, exquisite works of arts and fascinating antiques.
One of the highlights of this year’s show is the “Hope Designer Showcase”, curated by AD100 interior designer Scott Snyder featuring five room vignettes created by Snyder and other top interior designers, including Bruce Bierman, Jim Aman and John Meeks, the design team behind some of America’s most prestigious families, Campion Platt, Suzanne Gutfreund well-known interior designer, society hostess and wife of financier John Gutfreund and Bunny Williams. The designers will create beautiful spaces that exemplify how antiques integrate into today’s style.
Located at the Palm Beach Convention Center in City Place, you will find great restaurants, shops and Bed & Breakfast Inns within walking distance so you’ll beat the crowd when it comes to finding a parking space. Grandview Gardens, Casa Grandview and Palm Beach Hibiscus are the perfect places to stay for your visit to the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show.
Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14, 2013. It’s that time of year again where couples are reminded to do something special for their loved one. Usually the first thought is Flowers and Chocolate, which are both good ideas. It’s also a good time of year for Champagne and Strawberries. If you want the perfect romantic ambiance you might want to plan a short road trip to a Romantic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Florida. The weather is perfect here, with no snow to shovel and the Valentine’s Packages at the Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns are numerous. Many offer delicious cuisine, a romantic setting and plenty of privacy where you will be pampered. Take advantage of Valentine’s Day landing on a Thursday to take a 3 day weekend. If you can’t getaway, maybe consider an FBBI Gift Certificate so you can enjoy a romantic weekend some other time in the year.
Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast in Melbourne Beach is an awesome luxury Romantic Inn that also offers bicycles and all supplies needed for relaxing days at the beach including chairs, umbrellas, towels, boogie boards and coolers. In the evening, sweet turn-down treats will be left on your bed. Complimentary bottled water, sodas, snacks, coffee, tea and fresh baked cookies are available 24 hours a day. Likewise, one of the most Romantic Inns I’ve stayed at is Casa Grandview in West Palm Beach, who also offers beach chairs and bicycles for a romantic day at the beach. You’ll be enveloped in luxury and comfort at this beautiful and romantic property. At Addison on Amelia Bed and Breakfast, located on Amelia Island you can stroll the beaches looking for shells and shark’s teeth, snuggle up with your sweetie on a horse-drawn carriage tour through the Historic Downtown or just curl up in front of the fire with a good book. Each day begins with a delicious breakfast and you can mingle with the other guests at the Addison’s Happy Hour before heading out to dinner at one of several excellent local restaurants.
When you choose a Florida Bed and Breakfast Inn, you can be assured of a wonderful romantic experience for your Valentine’s Day celebration.
With a bustling art scene, West Palm Beach is the place to be from February 5 through 10, 2013. This fine art fair has something for everyone when it comes to art. Collectors and connoisseurs from around the world will experience a display of stunning artwork assembled at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Currently in its 17th year, the American International Fine Arts Fair hosts international dealers displaying artwork spanning all periods – from antiquities to contemporary, as well as period to contemporary jewelry. This year the art fair has over 14 new exhibitors from 5 countries as well as many returning exhibitors including Richard Green, Waterhouse and Dodd, Michael Goedhuis, The Silver Fund, Mallett, Peter Finer, Haynes of Broadway, Holden Luntz Gallery, A.B. Levy, Imperial Fine Books, Imperial Oriental Art, Faberge, Bayco Gems, Yvel, and more.
There will be daily art talks and lectures presented by prestigious experts including Marla Prather, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dr. Roger Ward, former Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Norton Museum of Art; Geza von Habsburg, internationally renowned author and leading authority on Fabergé; Michael Komanecky, Chief Curator at the Farnsworth Museum. Whether your interest is painting or sculpture, contemporary or antique you will find it here. Palm Beach County Convention Center is located at 650 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
This fine art show will feed the mind as well as the soul with gourmet food, champagne bar and a VIP lounge. Close by is international dining, shopping and entertainment. West Palm Beach Bed and Breakfast Inns within walking distance are: Grandview Gardens Bed and Breakfast, Casa Grandview Bed and Breakfast and Palm Beach Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast.