Miami entrepreneurs bringing Lucky Records to Wynwood neighborhood

The duo responsible for bringing authentic Mexican street food to Miami with the opening of their popular taqueria – Coyo Taco – are bringing the first record and convenient store to Miami’s popular Wynwood neighborhood.  Alan Drummond and Sven Vogtland, in partnership Gabi Chiriboga, are launching “Lucky’’ Records, a boutique vinyl store that will bring […]

Okeechobee Steakhouse adding 28 wine lockers for guests

Okeechobee Steakhouse’s Bourbon Room has been big hit this past year for the West Palm Beach landmark restaurant, but co-owner Ralph Lewis isn’t forgetting about wine mavens. Guests at Okeechobee Steakhouse can soon have a new home for the wines, as the restaurant as installed 28 wine lockers. Located in the back of the […]

Dual branded Aloft and Element hotel complex opens in Austin, Texas

White Lodging has opened the dual branded Aloft and Element hotel complex in downtown Austin, Texas. In addition to the 32-story development offering the 278-room Aloft Austin Downtown and 144-room Element Austin Downtown, the property features Caroline, an on-site restaurant, coffeehouse and bakery, as well as Upstairs at Caroline, an urban background playground complete with […]

Parrotheads party at today’s groundbreaking of Margaritaville Resort Orlando hotel

Margaritaville Resort Orlando, the highly anticipated – and highly ambitious – $750 million vacation destination along U.S. Highway 192 near Toll Road 429 in Western Osceola County, – today celebrated the groundbreaking of its 187-room hotel. More than 250 attendees, including Margaritaville executives, representatives from the development company Encore Capital Management, local dignitaries and Parrotheads […]

Lift a glass to Papa at 50 Ocean on July 21

In honor of Ernest Hemingway’s birthday on July 21, 50 Ocean in Delray Beach will offer the Papa Doble, a rum-drenched libation, which the legendary author famously enjoyed at El Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba. “Hemingway preferred stiff drinks that weren’t too sweet,” said 50 Ocean Bar Manager Nicole Lajoie.  “Our rendition pays homage […]

Renowned golf instructor and fitness expert Roger Fredericks joins Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Roger Fredericks, one of golf’s more innovative instructors and renowned fitness expert, has joined the staff at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa to create a curriculum of golf swing analysis and flexibility programs, seminars and workshops for the Omni La Costa Golf Performance Institute (GPI). Fredericks, one of the original pioneers of the golf […]

A culture of community at Grandfather Golf & Country Club

  At 5,945 feet, Grandfather Mountain dominates the landscape in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains. In the Linville River Valley below, one word dominates the culture at Grandfather Golf & Country Club. That word is “community.’’ Many country club communities preach “community’’ but fall short. They might be too big, too exclusive or simply don’t […]

SMS Lodging continues to expand its Miami boutique hotel presence

The family-owned, South Florida-based management company, SMS Lodging, continues to expand its growing portfolio with the recent acquisition of Hotel St. Augustine in Miami Beach. SMS Lodging will oversee all aspects of the property, including operations, sales, marketing, and reservations. Situated at 347 Washington Avenue — directly behind The Julia, a new-build boutique property also […]