Articles Posted by Ileana Llorens

by Ileana Llorens December 2015 Also on Digital Edition

At 25, LearnVest CEO Alexa von Tobel dropped out of Harvard Business School to dedicate herself to the company she founded just two years prior. Her mission: To help people master their personal finances—a skill she noticed wasn’t taught in schools across the country.

Her company was acquired by Northwestern Mutual for a reported $250 million in March, just days before she gave birth to her daughter. Now at 32, the Florida native gives us her recipe for success: hard work, a supportive family and mentors of all ages.

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by Ileana Llorens by Lyssa Goldberg Mar 31, 2017 11:40 AM

We interviewed 14 female leaders in the Broward community to discuss what led them to their current positions in business, nonprofits, law, medicine, hospitality, politics, technology and more. Although their areas of expertise differ, they all agree that drive, determination and the opportunity to be a positive role model for a new generation of women are the key ingredients in securing a future with equally strong boss ladies. 

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by Ileana Llorens Feb 22, 2017 03:39 PM

If you’re a seafood lover looking to add a new restaurant to your rotation, make it a point to visit Point Royal.

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by Lyssa Goldberg by Ileana Llorens Jan 19, 2017 12:32 PM

Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend, originally set to take place Jan. 26-29, has been postponed until the spring. W Fort Lauderdale will no longer be the hub of the local fashion weekend.

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by Ileana Llorens Dec 21, 2016 04:02 PM

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show brings more than $4 billion in yachts, marine equipment, luxury cars and more to our docks, and this year, a Bell 429 helicopter was among the must-see sights. We got a pro tour of the luxury chopper, which runs from $6 million to $8 million. Capable of reaching speeds of up to 145 knots, this model can be used for leisure travel or emergency response. 

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by Ileana Llorens Dec 15, 2016 05:41 PM

It’s currently 24 degrees in New York City—and it’s only mid-December. If that weren’t reason enough for Northeast fashionistas to flock south for the winter, Fort Lauderdale is giving them one more: Underground Lauderdale Fashion Weekend. The inaugural beachside affair will kick off Jan. 26 to 29 with fashion, cocktails, parties, panels and pop-up shops aimed at locals and visitors alike. 

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by Ileana Llorens Dec 01, 2016 02:10 PM

Imagine spending a Saturday night around a dinner table, sharing a homemade meal with seven perfect strangers. You’ve never been to the building. Heck, you don’t even know the hosts. But you rest easy knowing you all share a love for good eats and conversation. 

Fort Lauderdale blogger Barbra Foster is opening her home to local foodies in search of swapping the just-get-through-your-meal vibe so common at crowded restaurants for a more intimate dinner experience. 

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by Ileana Llorens Nov 26, 2016 09:25 AM

Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90, his brother Raul Castro announced late Friday.

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by Ileana Llorens Nov 04, 2016 05:30 PM

The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is officially underway with over $4 billion in yachts, marine equipment, luxury cars, art and more lined on docks along the Intracoastal. 

More than 100,000 visitors from 30 countries are expected over the course of the five-day event, which began Thursday, Nov. 3, with a primetime preview and will run through Monday, Nov. 7. 

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by Ileana Llorens Oct 26, 2016 04:41 PM

Long live the pineapple jack-o'-lantern. We spotted a photo of a pineapple jack-o'-lantern this time last year, and we thought it was the perfect representation of a tropical Halloween. Here's what you'll need. 

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by Ileana Llorens Oct 24, 2016 03:10 PM

If you’re looking for your next staycation spot, rest easy knowing Fort Lauderdale is home to some of the best hotels in the state. Just ask Conde Nast Traveler fans. 

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