Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is only a little under a month away! Celebrate romance at one of the most romantic and picturesque venues in South Florida. The Addison is opening its doors once again for an exclusive Valentine’s Day sit-down dinner, featuring Five Star Diamond Award-winning cuisine, a full open-bar and live entertainment. Continue reading You’ll Be Better Together on Valentine’s Day at The Addison
From The Addison to the Boca Resort, this season’s foodie events in Boca Raton are shaping up to be some of the most popular of 2020! We’re excited to share the details on upcoming culinary festival, Flavors 2020 as well as South Florida chef staple, Boca Bacchanal. Needless to say, #modernbocadad and I never miss either and we’re ready to EAT…and drink for a cause. Continue reading You Won’t Want to Miss these 2020 Boca Raton Foodie Events
No parent wants to get sick or injured…especially at an inconvenient time such as an evening over the December holidays or a weekend. And let’s be honest, that’s when it ALWAYS happens! I’ve had a cough and cold on and off since November 1st. This is what happens when a parent runs herself ragged, people! Not to mention I tweaked my wrist and managed to burn it on an oven rack after Thanksgiving. Cheers to being a hot mess mom! 😉
When you haven’t visited Universal Orlando Resort in over 10 years, it’s safe to say…a few things have changed. 😉 The most obvious–the expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from Islands of Adventure into Universal Studios Florida. The second most obvious? So many NEW Universal Orlando hotels and resorts!
We were invited to give the new Universal Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites a whirl from a South Florida family’s perspective. And yes, while I was hosted on property this trip, I have some opinions. So get ready! Continue reading Get Your Family Dose of Vitamin ‘Sea’ at Universal Orlando Resort
Spring 2020 #grandviewemoms Mommy and Me in East Boca registration and dates are below. PLEASE CALL 904-806-4441 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL DIRECTLY AT: MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET.
If you’re hearing about #grandviewmoms Mommy and Me classes in Boca for the first time, here’s a little background:
Whether you’re a massive Star Wars fan or even moderately interested in the franchise, I can’t help but recommend a visit to Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World. Having seen it for the first time this fall, any member of your family will definitely have an appreciation for the care and detail put into creating this “galaxy far, far away”. But this busy Boca mom doesn’t have much time…or a huge budget these days for family vacations. So, I’ve gathered some tips on how you can make the most of your journey to Batuu and do it affordably.
What if we asked local parents to design the Boca pediatric office of their dreams? An office with no germs, no wait times, awesome doctors, “on top of it” staff, all in the most modern and fun setting? A mom can fantasize, right?
Modern Boca Mom has the *exclusive* that our favorite pediatric office in Boca is indeed, “movin’ on up!” And our town will never be the same! Get ready parents…because my favorite pediatric office in town, Boca VIPediatrics is moving to a brand new space and getting a major makeover!
There are few things that I love more than entertaining friends and family. We were always the apartment in NYC that our friends would flock to. And now, our house in Boca is (IMO) the destination for girly gatherings, family celebrations and play dates for my daughter and her buddies. What I don’t love about entertaining, however, is 1) cooking and 2) cleaning up. But who does? Luckily we live in a time where there’s pretty much an online solution for everything. Need a personal chef? No problem! Someone to clean up? I have your people.
For my most recent “moms dinner”, I really wanted to enjoy myself. So, I brought in the Boca big guns: Koki In-home Personal Chef Service and Party Host Helpers Boca Raton! Continue reading A Match Made in Boca: Koki Personal Chef Service + Party Host Helpers
When we re-did our kitchen in 2017, we had to nix our dream of building a ‘home bar’ to stay on budget. We had so many cabinets and pricey counter tops to buy, I just couldn’t justify the additional cost at the time. But then I got the itch…that home renovation craving to do a project this fall. Can you blame me? I’m married to Handy Andy Boca after all! I’m the queen of the ongoing honey-do list. 😉 But I’ll be honest. It was also fueled by NewAir (remember their amazing 19 bottle wine cooler??) shipping us a ridiculously cool (pun intended) 126 can Newair Home Beverage Fridge to try out.
I mean, how could I NOT include it our dream/future home bar?
With the capacity to hold up to 126 standard cans, you can fit all the drinks you want inside — without having to make room for a larger appliance. That’s over 20 full six-packs, so you’ll never be left high and dry in the middle of a party or with your thirsty children.
It’s a beauty. 🙂
MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.
Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow mommas!
Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Corinne Grizzle, founder of Event Yard Card South Florida!
Overhand or tomahawk? Stark or Targaryen? Beer or wine? These are the terms that are commonplace at a sweet new venue dedicated to the art of axe throwing near Boca Raton. If you’re looking for a really fun group or family bonding activity to do this season, then this blog post is for you!
Since Modern Boca Dad and I are obsessed with Game of Thrones (like the rest of the world), I stumbled across Game of Axes in Boynton Beach on Instagram. I sent them a direct message with some questions and the owner got back to me personally about this fascinating sport that I knew very little about. He also invited me (and a group of 11 of my closest friends) for a friendly, Friday night axe-throwing competition complete with polite beverages and plenty of GOT-style photo opps. Spoiler alert: we had a BLAST! Continue reading Axe Throwing Near Boca Raton at Game of Axes
If you are lucky enough to reside in Boca Raton, Florida and have our town’s pristine beaches at your disposal year-round, it’s hard (at least in my opinion) to justify going on a “beach vacation” with your family. Nine times out of ten, I’d rather spend my holiday budget on a cruise, Disney World or a country residing on the other side of the Atlantic. But after my first visit to Beaches Turks and Caicos for the 2018 Social Media on the Sand Conference (SMOTS), call me a convert!
So you’re moving to Boca Raton! Or perhaps you’ve re-located recently and are scratching your head, wondering what to do, where to go and who to see in our fair city. Well first off…WELCOME! We were in the same boat not too long ago even though this mom personally grew up in Boca Raton. (After 4 years of college and 9 years living in New York City, let’s just say my needs as a parent had majorly changed.)
Now with a happy and adjusted elementary school child, my veteran Boca mom friends and I have some major tips to share with families like you who are new to our area!
Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond!*
Summer is almost here and as the kiddos finish school and the days get longer, you’ll want something to keep them busy! When you need to get out of the house, here are some of the top attractions in Boca Raton *and beyond*!
When it comes to new restaurants and retailers (even bars!) opening at Town Center, this Modern Boca Mom is usually all over it. But this fall was busy, people!!! I was invited to a “hard hat” media preview back in October 2019 to check out a new high-tech restaurant and virtual reality lounge concept called Rex Baron at Town Center Boca Raton. I was intrigued. And honestly, a bit confused as to why something ‘outside the box’ like this might come to Boca over a tourist destination like Orlando. But besides being crazy busy, I also hadn’t written about Rex Baron yet because it JUST opened to the public on December 16th!