South Florida Events – March 2015

Life’s A Beach! 

The Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum‘s new exhibit “Life‘s A Beach” has opened!
Dates: Now through September 1st, 2015

71 North Federal Highway
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

History Museum Hours: 
Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

 Much of Boca Raton’s identity lies in its beautiful beaches: from the row of
condominiums lining the coast south of Boca Raton Inlet to the city’s beachfront
parks north of Palmetto Park Road. Life’s a Beach will explore the history of our
coast – from the middens of the first pre-Columbian settlers to the glamour of the
Cabana Club, from the fight against German U Boats to the fight against (and
for) beachfront development.

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Lands’ End Getaway Swim Tour Brings the

Ultimate Swimsuit Experience to Fort Lauderdale

Lands’ End to Offer Complimentary Professional Swimsuit Fittings and Style Sessions

First 100 Event Attendees to Receive VIP Gift Tote 

To make swimsuit shopping as stress-free as a day on a sunny Florida beach, Lands’ End is bringing the ultimate swimsuit experience to Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. The event will offer complimentary professional swimsuit fittings, style tips and a chance to shop for the latest swim looks from Lands’ End.

The first 100 attendees each event day will receive a VIP gift tote complete with swimsuit style guides and sizzling summer beach reads from Random House.

When:                                     Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015 

12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Where:                        Las Olas Boulevard

Riverside Lawn – on the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and 8th Ave.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301                          



  • Professional Swimsuit Fittings – Lands’ End professional swim fit experts will be available to professionally take measurements and fit women in a perfect-fitting swimsuit.
  • Traveling Beach House – A Coastal-style traveling beach house complete with beautiful swimwear collections, private fitting rooms and a relaxing upper sundeck.
  • VIP Gift Tote – Each event day, the first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary VIP gift tote valued at more than $75.
  • Fashion Expert Swim Trends and Style Tips – Melanie Pace, fashion correspondent and stylist, will be on hand, Saturday 3/14, conducting style sessions and for interviews about the latest swimsuit trends and style tips.
  • Sun Safety Pledge Photo Opportunity – Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn about sun safety and spread awareness by taking the “Sun Safety Pledge” at # Lands’ End will donate $1 per pledge to The Skin Cancer Foundation (up to $25,000).

The non-profit Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s tenth annual Children & Parents Day is set for Sunday, March 1, 2015The theme is celebrating the Mango Fruit, National Nutrition Awareness Month and the State of Florida’s Viva Florida initiative as mango farming connects with Florida’s agriculture history.

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“This lively family day event has evolved to incorporate healthy eating presentations, culinary demos, kids cooking classes; and arts for kids and their families,” says Lori J. Durante, Executive Director/Chief Curator for the Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History.


The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History’s tenth annual program is sponsored by style doyenne Iris Apfel, and Target, Kingston Fresh, Coca-Cola, Blue Bell Creameries, Patricia Ann Ravo Fund and Boris & Edith Rueger Fund. The Children & Parents Day’s Resident Chef is Juniper Torres of Someone’s In The Kitchen Catering in West Palm Beach and she will be creating the mango-infused all-you-can eat buffet and conduct a kids cooking class.  Mango pastries will be created by pastry chef Anna Orlando of Palermo’s Bakery in Boynton Beach and baker Bonnie Brown of Bonnie’s Best Bites will also conduct kids cooking classes and prepare a 3-D mango cake. The event will feature mango-infused recipes from Target and the National Mango Board. Students from South Tech Culinary Academy in Boynton Beach will be assisting the chef and bakers with creating the unique mango-laden recipes and the kids cooking classes.

The Artist-in-Resident for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day is Julia Longwell of Lake Worth who will lead interactive mango-theme art-making.  The artist-in-resident Julia Longwell is a painter and photographer from New York, New York who currently residents in Lake Worth, Florida.  In 2003 she earned her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. After graduation she traveled to many countries in Central America, spending a year in El Salvador working in rural school districts to raise awareness of ecological issues thru art objects. Julia has had solo exhibitions in Dallas, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida and Lake Worth, Florida and has been in many group shows in New York and Florida.

Other local artists who will engage children in arts activities are Inge Behrens of Boca Raton; Barb Fernandez of CF Creations Studio Gallery; and artists Betty Wilson and Linda Manganaro of Artisans on the Ave Gallery in Lake Worth.

Florida Farm Bureau Federation will also be participating with interactive programs at the tenth annual Children & Parents Day.   Farming in Florida was primary when Florida became an official State in 1845. The engagement of local farmers, artists and chefs will allow children and families in attendance at Children & Parents Day to learn about careers in those fields too.

The mango fruit theme for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day will include art, history, culinary, nutrition and agriculture. The mango fruit theme will be incorporated in all aspects of the all-day event that involves, arts and crafts workshops conducted by local artists, storybook reading by the “Mango Farmer,” face painting, souvenir photos under the “mango tree,” cooking demos and kids cooking classes hosted by local chefs.

The 2015 Children & Parents Day program also supports First Lady Michelle’s Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign and Chefs Moves to Schools Campaign to help end childhood obesity.  The tenth annual Children & Parents Day will be held on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm at the historic Boynton Woman’s Club in Boynton Beach, FL.  This historic building was designed by the famed architect Addison Mizner and is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The mango theme for the tenth annual Children & Parents Day will include the following categories art, healthy eating, fitness, farming and Florida history.   The fees are inclusive of all arts, crafts, entertainment, souvenir photos and all-you-can-eat buffet.  The advance purchase discount rate is $15 per person/senior citizen/adult children age 3 and over; free for children under age 3.  Same-day, on-site ticket purchase is $25 per person; free for children under age 3. For more information, call 561-243-2662 or 561-638-8277. Email:  Visit  Sponsorship Opportunities are still available.

The annual Children & Parents Day was established in 2005 with the purpose of providing a fun-filled day of family adventures with arts, crafts and history education activities for children. The Museum of Lifestyle & Fashion History is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that was established in 1999.  This cultural organization has presented more than 18 exhibitions ranging from the history of fashion to hosting traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution.  MLFH also conducts the Taste History Culinary Tours of Historic Palm Beach County and the Narrated Bus Tours of Historic Palm Beach County.


Thalia Sodi Debut Collection at Boca Town Center Macy’s on March 7 at 2 PM. Check out April Golightly’s styling of the Thalia Sodi pieces, Blow Dry 25 hair styling, and Envy Nail Bar.

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