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…

Curating Creativity

February—it’s the shortest month of the year, but there’s definitely no shortage of exciting things happening here in the Cocoa Beach area. When thinking of ideas for our Arts & Makers issue, we were inspired by the talented local creatives who beautify our community with their work. In this issue, we celebrate the beautiful art of Hassan … Continued

February 2019 Around Town

LEAD Brevard’s 2019 Leadership Awards LEAD Brevard has announced the 2019 “Top 12” 4 Under 40 Finalists who are featured during the Leadership Awards event. The final 4 Under 40 recipients will be revealed Friday, Feb. 8, at the Space Coast Convention Center, (Holiday Inn Express & Suites)—301 Tucker Lane in Cocoa—beginning at 6 p.m.  LEAD Brevard … Continued

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.

Romantic Santorini

Plan your Romantic Getaway to the Historic Island in the Aegean Sea Article Nicolette Martin Stay: Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel Sun Rocks Boutique Hotel is considered one of Santorini’s most romantic hotels. The elegant couples-only cliffside hideaway—named a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2018 award winner—features luxe, minimalist rooms and suites carved into the side … Continued

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…

Dig into Savory Pork Chops with a Bourbon Glaze from Luna Food & Wine

Luna Food & Wine is the latest eatery and wine bar making itself available to discerning palates everywhere. Part of the Cocoa Beach food scene and offering one-of-a-kind fine dining in a casual beach setting, it's co-owned and managed by LeeAnn Filadi. If the name rings a bell, that's because LeeAnn and her husband were the owners of the mega-popular Mango Tree…