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Tips and Articles in Florida

the bar Half a block from the ocean on so-called Banker's Row, the Bar (160 Royal Palm Way; 561/655-5600), at the Heart of Palm Beach Hotel, has always been an insider favorite. Designer Steven Stolman recently did it over with pecky cypress and ...
These islands—numbering more than 800—have long attracted fishermen, divers, and misfits of all shapes and sizes, among them Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Jimmy Buffett, and other members of a mythology that sometimes overshadows an even more...
Are those champagne corks or cannonballs flying over Collins Avenue?A turf war is brewing in Miami as three of the nation's hottest hoteliers—Ian Schrager, André Balazs, and Jason Pomeranc—transform landmark properties and vie for the coveted SoBe...
Having put aside its days of collegiate carousing, Fort Lauderdale, once the ultimate spring break destination, is finally all grown up. Where best to soak up this newfound sophistication?The Pillars, a plantation-style inn just west of the beach,...
Craig Robins, one of the mavericks responsible for the South Beach renaissance of the last decade, is now masterminding a new Miami neighborhood on Allison Island. Aptly called Aqua (every house has a fabulous water view), the gated community in n...
Life in Naples is quiet and gentle. People eat early and drive courteously. Vic Damone and Frank Sinatra can always be found on the radio. There are art galleries on Third Street and coffee bars on Fifth Avenue, but not so many that you can't see ...
Rocco DiSpirito, star of NBC's The Restaurant, filmed the reality show in his kitschy Manhattan trattoria, Rocco's (12 E. 22nd St.; 212/353-0500; dinner for two $70). There he riffs on his Italian-American heritage: eggplant parmigiana, Foosball, ...
A fundamental axiom of the Family Vacation holds that if the kids have a good time, then the vacation is a success. This is more or less true, and yet, if you're a parent, it's also a little . . . pathetic. Because it means that your own enjoyment...
The four hurricanes that tore through Florida and the Caribbean last fall left many hotels and resorts with a daunting schedule of repairs and recovery efforts. But while roofs can be replaced and beaches resanded, there's one type of damage that'...
After a spell of overexposure, the unofficial capital of South America has been officially reinstated as a high-wattage, high-profile American urban center. Ritz-Carlton recently unveiled an oceanfront resort in a Morris Lapidus building in South ...
An opportunity to buy a piece of history doesn't come around often. That's why the condominium conversion of the famed 1926 Brazilian Court hotel— the former stamping ground of such Hollywood royalty as Cary Grant and Greta Garbo—has sent Palm Bea...
When I was a high school kid in the early seventies, I knew Miami as an insular, culture-free zone of jeeps, camping in the Everglades, scuba diving, waterskiing, and poking around Biscayne Bay in boats. The geography of my own history, in fact, c...
West Palm Beach and its more ballyhooed neighbor, the golden isle of Palm Beach, have long been locked in a symbiotic—if occasionally antagonistic—relationship. Palm Beach prides itself on privacy, discretion, and stone-cold snobbery; its neighbor...
Hidden in a jungly neighborhood of Islamorada, a fishing and fashion enclave halfway between Miami and Key West, year-old Casa Morada is a cool Mediterranean-style hideaway on Florida Bay. Milanese furniture designer (and owner) Robert Pariente's ...
Tina Musico and Robert Eagle weren't looking for an inn—let alone a building so shabby it was about to be flattened into a parking lot. Yet a few years ago, when the retail marketer and computer consultant saw the 1902 wood-frame vernacular house ...