It’s the Fourth of July weekend! For most of us, that means a cookout, fireworks and another day or two that we don’t have to go to work. Sadly, we have forgotten what this day was really all about.
Since its opening in 1977, The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with rotating exhibitions in its galleries, tea ceremonies performed monthly in its Seishin-an tea house, an educational outreach program with local schools and organizations and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year.
Before going green became mainstream in the hospitality industry, The Breakers self-imposed this challenge as a pioneer in the luxury hotel segment. In fact, more than a decade ago this iconic, 540-room oceanfront resort began to implement ecologically-friendly practices to conserve resources and protect the environment to enhance the quality of life for future generations.
You might have seen it in the stores. You might have had some with sushi. You might even see your friends snacking on the dried versions. Seaweed. Last year, everyone was gaga over kale; this year it is all about seaweed. The name doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? Well, let’s learn a little more about it to help ease your worries, anxieties, and inhibitions.
Ahh spring… The time of year when many children anxiously await for a cotton-tailed friend to deliver treasures of small toys, eggs and candy. Easter generally falls at the peak of spring when life is renewed from winter’s cold shadow and nature has begun to reinvigorate our world with her beauty.
Visiting the IDEAL and DREAM Schools of Advanced Learning in Royal Palm Beach, FL touched me so much that I had to write about them.
We often talk about gratitude – especially around this time of the year – but what does it mean to actually be grateful and show gratitude? First, we’re going to have to break it down. Gratitude comes from the Latin word “gratus” which means “thankful”.
The modern day St. Nicholas that we see today is already the result of historical, mythical and folk stories combined. However, historical studies trace the main inspiration of St. Nicholas back to the fourth century of the Common Era, and a place near Myra in modern-day Turkey.
Thanksgiving is a time when we express gratitude for our friends and family and share a wonderful feast in celebration. Share the bounty of the season with the goodness of foods that are fresh and healthful. Thanksgiving meals loaded with fresh and dry herbs and spices add flavor and are filled with healthy antioxidants.
Neatly nestled along the shores of beautiful Biscayne Bay, just a heartbeat from the hustle and bustle of downtown Miami, lies a village within a city—Coconut Grove. With tree-lined streets, scores of fancy boutiques, a number of great restaurants and a host of night clubs, “The Grove” is an upscale, urban, seaside enclave—and one of Miami’s “coolest spots.”