November 2015

There are 3 blog entries for November 2015.


A warm wonderful Thanksgiving to our valued customers, friends, fellow South Floridians and visitors enjoying our tropical paradise. Holidays are always a terrific reason to make time for local fun and festivities. Here are a few local favorites to be considered this weekend and beyond:

 

1. BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Rated number one of the top 90 “to do” spots in Fort Lauderdale, Bonnet House is an historic 1921 plantation-style home amid tropical gardens and ponds. The home of famed artist, Frederic Clay Bartlett and his wife, Evelyn, the Bonnet House ocean-side grounds and estate are open to the public.  Contact education@bonnethouse.org for more information.  Address: 900 North Birch Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 Tel: 954-563-5393.

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U.S. Trust - Bank of America Private Wealth Management - and OUR FUND, a foundation connecting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community; sponsored an evening reception at an exquisite waterfront residence in Harbor Beach, Fort Lauderdale last month.

         

              

Guest speaker John Arena, Senior Credit Executive for Fine Products from Bank of America Private Wealth Management, conducted a discussion on fine art in today’s market. OUR FUND members actively participated at this wonderful event.

The waterfront residence, located at 38 Isla Bahia Drive in Harbor Beach, is a new construction designed by renowned architect Lee Martin and built by W. A. Bentz Construction. Florida Luxurious Properties is

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Reports estimate that the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show offered somewhere in the vicinity of 1500 boats at an estimated total worth of $5 billion, drawing yachting enthusiast and marine businesses from over thirty countries. 

 The results? About $20 million in revenue for Fort Lauderdale—and rumor has it that all the local Dom Perignon was sold out. Not bad for a long weekend event!

While I understand the international draw of the Boat Show, the extent of its attraction did not hit until strolling among the mega-yachts, Ferraris, Lamborghini’s, Bentleys, private helicopters, luxury boat tenders and an RV to rival any house, while listening to more conversations spoken in different languages or spoken in English with exotic and

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