The Quiet Place

The Inn at Cocoa Beach was designed around the concept of providing a quiet, tranquil space for weary travelers and other guests to escape and unwind. The owner, Karen Simpler, knew firsthand how important that was. A world traveler who finds herself abroad six weeks out of every year, Karen purchased the Inn at Cocoa Beach in 1987 after leaving…

Dream Renovations that Really Make a House a Home

Located on the water, hidden behind the walls of a gorgeous two-story, 4,000-square-foot home built in 1992 featuring four bedrooms and four baths, are custom renovations in both the master bath and kitchen areas that merit closer inspection. Performed by Todd Thomas Home Improvements, Inc., each of the rooms has been transformed through the use of neutral tones and natural elements, giving them a comfortable, welcoming feel. The end…

Inspiring Home Decor Ideas that Are in Step with Your Florida Lifestyle

Seeking a fresh, new direction this year regarding color scheme and personal home decor? You're in luck because design consultant Shannon Reichel of Interior Stylings in Cocoa Beach has assembled three easy-to-replicate looks that convey the kind of style and ease that's ideal for reflecting your unique Florida lifestyle.

The Hidden Talents of Local Artist Hassan Patterson

There's a good chance you've seen his art around Florida's Space Coast and just didn't know whose work you were admiring. That's because the artist, in this case, has his various forms of work displayed in a number of locations, such as Hula Moon in Indian Harbor Beach and Pizza Gallery Grill in Viera's The Avenues. The pieces are imaginative and distinctive, but they belie…

Interior Stylings: When Art, Design, and Function Collide

After 17 years in the design industry, interior design consultant Shannon Reichel opened her furniture boutique and design studio, Interior Stylings, in downtown Cocoa Beach. Her new venue offers custom draperies and window treatments, design services, unique furniture and refined home accents. The stylish shop reflects her design focus of sophisticated coastal and new classical concepts.

Talk of the Town: Gisele Rieger’s Brazilian Beauty Blowout Studio in Cocoa Beach

For several years now, women have been obsessed with blowouts. If you ask a man what they are, he'll probably say a blown tire. Ask a woman, and she's likely to start rattling on about Kate Middleton's stylist and how fantastic the Duchess of Cambridge's hair always appears. Women everywhere are hot for the look. 

Meet the Man Behind ‘Wake Up Cocoa Beach’ and Countless Good Deeds, Steve Romano

If you live in the area, there's a good chance you're a follower of Wake Up Cocoa Beach, the Facebook page for folks who like to keep their finger on the pulse of society concerning happenings going on in their own backyard. For those who do follow the page, you're probably acquainted with its founder, Steve Romano, father of two, local Re/Max Solutions…

Infinity Yoga and Wellness of Cocoa Beach Offers the Holistic Tradition of Ayurveda

Yoga is beneficial for both body and mind, restoring your energy levels, reducing stress, improving muscle tone, balance, sleep and general outlook all while bringing a sense of calm into your life. It teaches you techniques for focus and gives you the tools to step back and bring things down a notch whenever the need arises. In fact, if you practice it…

Animal Wellness World Offers Alternatives for Healing to Pet Owners and Their Animal Companions

Pets are like kids, and for a lot of us, they're like our own children. We worry about them and want to ensure they get the best care possible in order to lead long, healthy, happy lives. We also don't want to see them go through unnecessary treatments when they're in pain or suffering from an illness. 

Regenerative Matrix, Aging Gracefully without the Use of Pills or Surgery

Embracing the "everything in moderation" philosophy, as well as genetics, lifestyle habits, diet, what we drink, sleep and managing stress all play a large role in aging gracefully. There's no getting around it. They haven't invented a magic pill yet that allows you to lead a sedentary life of overindulgence and still come out on top—yet!