Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Home
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Yes, January really did go by that quickly. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (this week!) and no matter who you have in your life, a gift for the home is perfect for anyone. Keep reading below for our best recommendations that you can use for this holiday and others, too!

Nespresso Machine

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There’s no question: everyone loves espresso. What’s even better? You being able to make one without even leaving the house. While a little on the pricier side, a fancy coffee maker like this is the perfect gift for the caffeine-lover in your life. Plus, if you’re over often enough, you’ll get to reap the benefits of this espresso maker, too.

Target, $199.99

Fondue Set

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There’s nothing more romantic than sharing fondue with someone, so gifting them a fondue set for Valentine’s Day is the right move. Making fondue is pretty simple, too, so make a date night out of it by making some together. You can start with this recipe.

Crate & Barrel, $39.95



Classic Red Roses

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Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a classic, picturesque vase of red roses. They’re not only a lovely thought, but if properly taken care of they make for a beautiful home statement piece, like the centerpiece on a dining table.

ProFlowers, $29.99


Towel Warmer

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Gifting someone this towel warmer will instantly make their bathrooms feel a little more like spas, and their bath or shower times feel a little more luxurious. This one in particular warms towels in 20 minutes, and ships same-day, too!

Sharper Image, $119.99

Cozy Throw Blanket

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Give the gift of something cozy this Valentine’s Day. Something like this faux fur throw blanket will not only look great on any piece of furniture, but it’s extremely soft and cozy for days when it’s a little chilly outside.

Pottery Barn, $39



Around Town in February
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Living in sunny south Florida year round, there are countless things to do each month, and keeping track of them all can get overwhelming. Every few months, we try to help you out in that department. In this coming month of February, we’ve sorted out the most exciting events happening all along the south Florida coast, so keep reading this blog to find the event that’s right for you.

If You’re Looking to Learn a New Skill…

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iPhoneography 101 Workshop

When: Saturday, February 2nd, 1 P.M.

Where: Creative Arts School at Old School Square

What: These days, iPhones take photos as great as digital cameras do. Whether you’re going on a vacation soon or just want to perfect your photography skills for the next time you go to the beach, this iPhone photography class is for you. Click here for more information.

If You’re a Foodie…

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Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival

When: February 8th-10th

Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater

What: When food and music are involved, could it get any better? At Mizner Park in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, come out with family and friends to enjoy dishes prepared with seafood from our local waters while listening to a variety of genres of music. Click here to learn more.

If You’re Looking to Get Some Exercise...

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14th Annual 2019 Fort Lauderdale Marathon & Half Marathon Fort Lauderdale 5K

When: February 16th, 7 A.M.

Where: Merrill Lynch Building Fort Lauderdale

What: For the 14th year in a row, pro-runners and amateurs come together in downtown Fort Lauderdale in the early morning hours to participate in either a full marathon or half marathon. With the scenery of downtown and A1A nearby, it’s the perfect place for running (and at the perfect time before it gets too hot). If you’re up for it, learn more about the marathon here.


If You Want to Get Closer to Nature...

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Canoe Cruise

When: February 24th, 1:30 P.M.
Where: Grassy Waters Preserve

What: Visit one of Florida’s great wetlands by guided canoe cruise tour, where you’ll not only get to admire the scenery, but also get to learn about the surrounding preserve’s history and ecology (and maybe use some of the skills you learned in the iPhone photography class). Click here to learn more.

Happy February!






Which Florida Home is Right for You?
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Just like our state’s great, diverse population, Florida has a lot of diversity in its houses, too. If you’ve ever just driven around any neighborhood, different architectural styles make every home unique. When you envision your dream Florida home, you may not even be sure what it actually looks like with so many design options out there. In this blog, we’re highlighting the most popular kinds of Florida homes so you can get a better vision for that dream home, or simply so you can gain design inspiration for your current home.

Townhouses

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These cute structures are somewhere between a home and an apartment if you ask most people, for it’s connected to other units like apartments but often times has the same home feeling that single-family houses have. If you want a cozy space that’s smaller than most homes, townhouses are for you. They’re usually located near downtown areas,too, so these are great if you love to have places in walking distance to you!

Waterfront Homes

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With almost the entire state surrounded by our beautiful oceans, you probably think of a waterfront home when you think of Florida’s residential scene. These luxurious properties come in many shapes and sizes, from grand mansions on the intercoastal to smaller, charming homes on a canal. Whatever your ideal waterfront property, these homes always come with a view of the water and room for a watercraft, whether that’s a boat or a jet ski.

Luxury Modern Homes

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In newer neighborhoods, these updated, modern developments are popping up everywhere. The outside design is very minimalistic, with lots of windows to make for a bright home full of natural light. If you’re a minimalist who wants every part of your home to have a purpose, look to see if any of these modern homes are for sale near you!

Spanish-Style Homes

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Florida’s huge Latino population has its influences on things such as food and music, and that influence extends to home design as well. Especially prominent in south Florida, Spanish-style homes are popular if you love arches, bright colors, and detailed tiling. Size wise, Spanish-style homes can range from extravagant mansions to quaint little cottages.

Ranch-Style Homes

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If stairs aren’t your thing, look to ranch-style homes, another popular architectural style in Florida. These types of homes usually appear in cohesive neighborhoods or in areas with lots of open space. Regardless of location, all ranch homes are spacious, full of windows for natural light, usually have ample outdoor space, and borrow a little from the Spanish-style homes with their exposed tile roofs. This is the home type for you if you want a huge plot of land to go along with a modern, spread-out home.

Contact us so we can match you to your dream Florida home!