In The News

It Takes a Village

With boutique hotels and luxury condos on the rise, North Beach Village is slated to be the neighborhood with a blend of something borrowed and something new. GoRiverwalk writer, Alexandra Roland take you on a tour of this emerging neighborhood in the November issue of GoRiverwalk Magazine. Spanning just a few blocks – between the…
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VanDutch Unveils the Entire Birkin Collection Pop Up Yacht – For the Yachtswoman who have Everything

VanDutch, makers of the world’s most instantly recognizable pleasure yachts, and Privé Porter, the Instagram-based curators and purveyors of uncarried Birkin bags, jointly announce an exceptionally decadent fashion event during the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – a The World’s First Privé Porter Pop Up Yacht featuring millions of dollars in Hermes Birkin bags.…
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North Beach Village Resort Hosts Grand Opening Of North Beach Village Design Featuring Exhibit By Ftlauderdalesun

Local art is about to take center stage in North Beach Village when North Beach Village Resort (NBVR), famous for its eclectic collection of mid-century modern boutique hotels, opens the doors to its new gallery. North Beach Village Design, located at 600 Breakers Ave., just steps away from Fort Lauderdale Beach, will open on Friday,…
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Bonnet House Seeks Volunteers

If you would love to spend your days roaming one of the nation’s most beautiful historic houses and gardens, and helping others share in its transcendent beauty and remarkable history, serving as a volunteer at historic Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Florida should be right up your alley. It is through the efforts and dedication…
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New Menu, Bigger Dining Room at Bahia Cabana

Across from the beach, the 43-year-old Bahia Cabana Waterfront Restaurant has revamped its menu. "Our team had listened to customer feedback during the past several months, and we conducted a survey, which helped us tremendously," said Bahia Cabana executive chef Jim Gryzbek. "Many of our customers may not realize the extensive improvements that we have made. We…
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South Florida Conditions Favorable For Supermoon

Get ready for an out-of-this world treat, stargazers, as there will be a rare total eclipse of the supermoon on Sunday night, and it looks like the weather will cooperate. The last time a super moon was eclipsed was in 1982; the next time will be in 2033. Get ready for an out-of-this world treat,…
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Swatch Country Bar Tour

Cheer on your favorite Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series players from all over the world during the global takeover on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Pick up your personal Country Bar Passport at the Stadium and take the FIVB World Tour Country Bar Tour with fellow Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series Fans and the star athletes from…
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Marriott AC Hotel comes to Ft. Lauderdale

Ever since Marriott International Inc. debuted its first Florida AC Hotel in Miami Beach, plans for more locations have quickly entered South Florida's booming development pipeline. The brand, which caters to business travelers, is snatching up space in valuable tourist spots and corporate neighborhoods across the tri-county area. A group of Miami developers filed for…
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Spa Atlantic Celebrates Spa Month with the Launch of Beauty Bar Cocktail Treatments

Spa Atlantic, located in The Atlantic Hotel & Spa, is celebrating National Spa Month in September with the launch of its specialty Beauty Bar Cocktail Treatments and other rejuvenating services. Guests will feel revitalized with energizing and invigorating treatments inspired by favorite cocktails at Fort Lauderdale Beach’s premiere spa. The Beauty Bar Cocktail Treatments by…
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Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Receives Successful Meetings Magazine’s 2015 Pinnacle Award Of Excellence

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach today announced that it has received the 2015 Pinnacle Award of Excellence, presented by Successful Meetings Magazine. With this honor, the property joins a distinguished group of top hotels and resorts in the corporate meetings and conventions market. In the first year since officially rebranding under the Sonesta name, the 240-room…
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Fort Lauderdale to host Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball Season Final

Continuing to introduce innovations and dynamic expression into the framework of professional beach volleyball, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), international governing body for the Olympic sport of beach volleyball, will present the inaugural double-gender Swatch FIVB Beach Volleyball Season Final in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA to be held from September 29 to October 4.…
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Fort Lauderdale Rolls Out September Savings

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is enticing travelers to visit this September with an array of attractive promotions, including See You in September, a program that offers visitors who book two nights at select hotels a third night free from Sept. 1 to Oct. 12. The CVB’s Dine Out promotion, which features…
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How S3 Makes Its Sake Sunset Cocktail

Twenty-five minutes north of the Magic City, North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard (also known as the A1A) bustles within sight of crashing waves and is home to the appositely named S3 restaurant, where sun, sand, and surf meet. The Pacific-inspired waterfront eatery, perched on the first floor of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort and…
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Friday Night Sound Waves

Click HERE to view details on the 2017 Live Music Series The Beach Business Improvement District, is pleased to launch its new Live Music Series, Friday Night Sound Waves, featuring some of South Florida’s best musical talents performing an eclectic range of genres including jazz, blues, big band swing, indie rock, salsa and classic Americana.…
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Life’s a Beach at Star-Studded 3rd Annual Tortuga Music Festival

Halfway through Zac Brown Band’s closing set at Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival Sunday night in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Zac exclaimed, “What a fantastic day!” It’s likely that the 75,000 country music fans in attendance would have extended that sentiment to the entire two-day festival, as 26 artists—from stadium-level acts like ZBB and Saturday…
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10 Tips for Prolonging Your Tan

Just because your spring vacation is over doesn't mean your tan has to go! Here's how to keep your glow going, inside and out. 1. Cool showers. Hot baths can dehydrate your skin, leading to faster peeling. Stick to cool showers and use a moisturising shower oil to really lock-down your color. 2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!…
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Salt-N-Pepa Headline Florida AIDS Walk

The 10th Annual Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival benefitting South Florida HIV/AIDS service providers will be held on Sunday, March 22nd on Fort Lauderdale Beach. The annual 5K fundraising walk and concert is hosted by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS organization, and presented by AHF Pharmacy, where 96 cents of every…
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Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Debuts BalQony

The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort has a new indoor outdoor lounge for events overlooking the ocean and beach. The 4,500­square ­foot reception venue and terrace lounge, called BalQony offers what the hotel calls a chic, South Beach­ like atmosphere. It is on the fourth floor of the resort at 505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. It has…
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Sonesta Launches New Meetings Offering

The rebranded Sonesta Fort Lauderdale, a stylish and sophisticated retreat overlooking Fort Lauderdale Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, introduced a new offer for 2015 meetings. "Meet Inspired” bundles together the 240-room hotel’s best meeting planning facilities and services, with added amenities. “Fort Lauderdale continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations for corporate…
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History of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Hugh Taylor Birch (1848-1943), a Chicago attorney and former counsel for Standard Oil, was sailing a small boat from Hobe Sound in the 1890s when a storm drove him near Fort Lauderdale's harbor. Rescued, he was brought to Stranahan’s camp along the New River. Boat mishap aside, there was something about Fort Lauderdale that brought…
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Tortuga Music Festival 2nd Round of Artists Announced

Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival has added even more amazing performers to its already stellar music line-up. Joining headliners Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band will be: multi-platinum sibling trio The Band Perry, “Lay Low” hit-maker Josh Turner, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Will Hoge and “Lay It On Me” singer Dylan Scott. The third annual festival…
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Lance Bass to Serve as “Love is Love” Ambassador at Historic LGBT Beach Wedding in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Former *NSYNC member and Dancing with the Stars alum, Lance Bass, will be the official “Love is Love” ambassador during a landmark sunrise beach wedding and vow renewal for 100 LGBT and straight couples from across the country and around the world. Hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the “Love…
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Gale Hotel Coming to Fort Lauderdale

A slice of South Beach is coming to Fort Lauderdale. Developers have announced plans to build the Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences, a 96-room hotel and neighboring 128-unit condo building, on a parcel of land near the Intracoastal between Las Olas and Sunrise boulevards. Construction on the roughly $120 million project is expected to start…
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The Lauderdale Beach Hotel We Knew

In 1936 noted Miami Beach architect Roy F. France was hired by Fort Lauderdale banker James Knight to design the three-story, 60-room Lauderdale Beach Hotel. This deluxe facility just north of Las Olas Boulevard was designed in the prevalent Art Deco style. It was the first hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach and it was so…
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