Summer Hot Spots

 Article Rebecca West  Looking for a little summer fun? Brevard County is chock-full of interesting places to visit, ranging from inexpensive to free, that are perfect for you and your family or friends to take advantage of. From shopping and dining, to nature expeditions and exciting adventure opportunities, Florida's Space Coast has got it all.  We've highlighted four great local…

Dog Days

Ahhhh, summer. Time for backyard pool parties, the beach and family vacations. Time for kids to run after the ice cream truck when the telltale sound of its music turns onto your street to secure the perfect sweet treat to beat the heat. For the loud explosion of fireworks on the Fourth of July, the … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Summer Art Camps at Seaside Garden Studio & Gallery Seaside Garden Studio & Gallery offers afternoon art camps May through July for kids ages 5-14. Each year, children across Brevard can take part in painting with acrylics, watercolors and pastels, plus drawing, collage, jewelry making, working with wire, shells, wood, clay and more at this … Continued

Derby Day at Balibar Wines & Finds

Guests had a great time at the Kentucky Derby Party where they enjoyed music, hat competitions and great food. 

White Lightning Sangria

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Benjamin Thacker  There's nothing like an icy-cold cocktail on a warm summer day. At Flavour Kitchen & Wine Bar, Cocoa Beach's latest addition to upscale eateries with spirits, chef Jason Bunin has created a delicious and refreshing handcrafted sangria "potion" using white wine and chamomile tea.  Jason recently relocated to Florida from NYC with his mixologist…

Raise Your Glass

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Cody Petroske  With the average wine consumption per U.S. resident registering at nearly 3 gallons in 2016 (and steadily rising), it's no wonder the popularity of wine bars has increased. If you're a fan of vino, here are four great local wine bars in and around Cocoa Beach for you to sip your favorite vintages at…

Rise of the Female Breadwinner

 Article and Photography  All of those college degrees women are earning these days plus the evolution of family structure have contributed to a mom phenomenon: Mothers contribute almost $1 trillion to the U.S. economy according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s survey. Further, the Senate’s Joint Economic Committee reports that women provide nearly 40 percent of household earnings for…

The Candle Man

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Benjamin Thacker  Not merely candle makers, but candle “bakers” are what you’ll find at Almost Edible Gourmet Candles located in Cocoa Beach. According to owner Will Therrien, that’s because the process he uses for creating his delicious and seemingly edible wax masterpieces is similar to baking. The end results don’t just look enticing; they smell…

Outdoor Oasis

 Article Rebecca West | Photography Benjamin Thacker  Living in Florida gives residents the option of creating outdoor living spaces that can be enjoyed all year round. Whether you're renovating or refining, or even considering building for the first time, here are two great ideas for getting the most out of your backyard.  Infinity Pool

Game On

Have Some Outdoor Fun this Summer with Lawn Games Perfect for any Get-Together, then Cool Off with a Couple Sweet Treats. Article Nicolette Martin Mölkky Throwing Game Dick’s Sporting Goods, $29.99 Playing Mölkky: In this Finnish throwing game, use a wooden pin (mölkky) to knock over wooden pins (skittles). Be the first to reach exactly 50 points to win! … Continued