Foam and artificial grass walls, nap rooms and a snack bar – Axis Space, situated on the first, second and fourth floors of the Las Olas River House, is the Chuck E. Cheese for adults. Truly – its mission is to stimulate creative, imaginative thinking through interactions and shared working environments with people from varying fields.
When did the nutrition standards go into effect? And what’s the gist of the changes?
The nutrition standards went into effect on Nov. 1, and removed a lot of the less healthy foods from vending machines, snack bars and stores in the schools. The new rules aim to cut calories, fats and sugars from the snacks available to children, due to increasing rates of childhood obesity. Food items on campus are now healthier.
Tell us about the nutritional standards that vending machines and other venues must comply with.
Indulge in a weekend filled with fabulous food and delicious wine. From March 27 to 28, the celebration will offer the best local cuisine and drink from 30-plus restaurants. Attendees will enjoy fine wine tastings, a craft beer garden, chef demonstrations and much more (Ticket prices vary, bocabacchanal.com).
As we approach our 50th anniversary celebration next month, we are conscious of all the things that aren’t here anymore. Especially restaurants. We have never understood why successful restaurants don’t last forever. Obviously, founding owners depart life, but there is usually a family member, or a loyal and experienced employee, who can take over and keep a good thing going. But there are just not many like Miami’s historic Joe’s Stone Crab, which traces its history to 1913.
Life is so busy these days. It’s definitely easier to stay in touch with friends through social media, but for those special people in your life, replenishing the relationship with a face-to-face connection is a must. But it can be difficult to find a place and time with no distractions.
For an instant remedy, take time to indulge in a “girls’ day out,” or as I have coined it, “GDO.”
Hangers are important. Where there is no model or mannequin to display a garment, the hanger stands in. It helps a piece hold its shape, so that the sleeves and the silhouette fall just so. A good hanger can mean the difference between bringing a dress with you into the fitting room – or putting it back on the shelf to collect dust.
Rachel Lewis gets that. When she was sketching out store layouts and ideas for her Rhythm of Grace boutique, she wanted everything – right down to the hangers – to leave an impression.
What it is: The Oakland Park-based company, DL Revamp, offered me its five-day “reset” cleanse. It comes with juices, salads, snacks and more, plus an Amp It Up Kit to prep for the cleanse. The company offers three- to 10-day plans meant for everyone from beginners to avid cleansers. The detox isn’t “juicing.” (Thank goodness for chewing.) Instead, the cleanse offers organic, plant-based foods, and bridges the gap between traditional foods and liquid cleanses. I said, “Sign me up.”
I’m not a native South Floridian. So it’s taken me time to learn the quirks and the intricacies that make up every pocket of South Florida – from the laid-back beauty of the Treasure Coast, to the international vibrancy of Miami, to the bustling waterways of Fort Lauderdale.
But one iconic South Florida neighborhood has always seemed just out of reach, untouchable: Palm Beach. It sets itself apart with legendary stories of the Kennedys, with mansions along South Ocean Boulevard and with the designer-packed Worth Avenue.