Posts Tagged ‘West Palm Beach’

STREET PAINTING FESTIVAL LAKE WORTH FLORIDA

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

StreetPaintingLakeworth copyStreet Painting Festival Lake Worth, FL on February 22 & 23, 2014 from 10:00  am – 7:00 pm

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.

Summer Fun West Palm Beach FL 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Royal Park Bridge at SunsetOne 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 .

The best places to stay include Grandview Gardens, Casa Grandview, Palm Beach Hibiscus and Palm Beach Historic.

Palm Beach County Beaches 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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.

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, February 15 – 19, 2013

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show

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 PlattSuzanne 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.

 

 

Palm Beach International Film Festival

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach, a magnificent venue for a film festival.

The Palm Beach International Film Festival will be here sooner than you think. Now is a great time to make plans to be here, and to secure lodging in a Palm Beach Florida Bed and Breakfast.

2012 is the 17th annual Palm Beach Film Festival. Each year, the 9-day event brings a wide selection of American and international independent films to the screen, along with seminars and parties. The setting couldn’t be more spectacular: tropical Southeast Florida beaches.

Film buffs know that film festivals are the best place to see unique films; indeed, sometimes they present the only opportunity to see small, independent, and foreign films on the big screen.

The Palm Beach International Film Festival is still finalizing the 2012 schedule. There is no doubt it will be fantastic. Don’t miss it.

Please see West Palm Beach Florida Bed and Breakfasts to find festival lodging.

Please see Palm Beach Film Festival for up to date information.

Norton Museum of Art

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

West Palm Beach, Florida, has many attributes, as America’s upper crust has long recognized. The Kennedys, the Trumps, and many other prestigious families have or have had winter homes here. They are drawn by the climate, the fine golf courses, and the many cultural attractions – not least of which is the Norton Museum of Art. It is well worth a visit during your next West Palm Beach Bed and Breakfast vacation.

The Norton Museum of Art has a simple, eloquent Mission Statement: To preserve for the future the beautiful things of the past. (more…)

Lake Worth Florida is Worth a Visit

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Lake Worth Florida Bed and Breakfasts have a lot going for them. They are mere minutes from white sandy beaches, outstanding golf, and fantastic restaurants and shopping. This is “Where the Tropics Begin”, as the locals say. Avocado trees abound here, as do coconut palms and lovely African Tulip trees. Expect to eat mounds of fresh, flavorful fruits while at your Lake Worth Florida bed and breakfast. (more…)

SunFest

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Mark your calendars, music and art lovers, for Florida’s largest waterfront art and music festival is on the horizon. SunFest brings a festive air to West Palm Beach from April 28 to May 2, 2010. It is simply where you should be, so book a room at a West Palm Beach bed and breakfast today.

sunfestOpening night promises some fantastic new music. We Are Scientists, These United States, and the Crash Kings are just a few bands featured in the line-up. (more…)

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