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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.23-6.25

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 23- June 25, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

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Friday, June 23rd:

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 23rd

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight from June 9 – August 18. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

Movie: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them/Harry Potter

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Third Annual Summer in Paradise on West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 23rd

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Sci-fi themed Safari Nights. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

This event features live appearances by Sci Fi characters (TBA) from your favorite movies.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 24th:

Take a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast is playing at The Wick Theatre through July 9th! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 24th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Purchase Tickets HERE!

Explore the whole Zoo while you enjoy great eats from some of Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks.  There’s live music by SoundLot Music and Steve Chumley, a cash bar, and a Devour Brewing tap-takeover.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Sunday, June 25th:

Morikami’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

DATE: June 25th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Visit: Enjoy the day with friends and family by taking advantage of our 4 for $40 admission ticket promotion (regularly $15 per person).
 
Shop: All customers will receive 10 percent off their purchase in the Museum Store and members will receive 20 percent off their purchase. Commemorative t-shirts and tote bags will be available in the store as well. Spend $40 and receive a free Morikami ornament with your purchase.
 
Dine: Two special 40th Anniversary sushi rolls and a special appetizer will be available in the Cornell Cafe.
 
Become a member: New members* can purchase a dual membership for $40. Anyone who purchases a membership during the 40th Anniversary Celebration will receive a free commemorative key chain.

Come celebrate the Morikami’s 40th birthday on Sunday, June 25th with music, food and activities all day. Take advantage of special one-day-only promotions, make memories by creating your own 40th Anniversary button, or share your favorite Morikami moments in our time capsule. On view in the museum galleries will be highlights from the renowned Mary Griggs Burke Collection, who also loaned pieces for Morikami’s inaugural exhibit in the then newly constructed galleries in 1993.

4000 Morikami Park Road

Delray Beach


Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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New Disney Frozen Featurette to Thaw Out Before COCO this November

Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE, opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film COCO on November 22nd!

Here is the new trailer for the NEW Frozen featurette, OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE:

My daughter has already watched it 10,000 times. It looks so good!

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute new Frozen featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen. Olaf (voice of Josh Gad) teams up with Sven on a merry mission in “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.” It’s the first holiday season since the gates reopened and Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) and Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) host a celebration for all of Arendelle. When the townspeople unexpectedly leave early to enjoy their individual holiday customs, the sisters realize they have no family traditions of their own. So, Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.

As for Disney’s COCO, we have a new trailer to share for that too!

Here’s the film breakdown: Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt).

new Frozen featurette before COCO

Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself magically transported to the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

new Frozen featurette before COCO

COCO opens in theatres everywhere on November 22nd along with the NEW Frozen featurette from Disney! Mark your calendars MBMoms!

Visit the official COCO website here: http://movies.disney.com/COCO

We’re Jumping to Eat at Junior’s Boca Raton!

I am a sucker for two things: cute babies and a GREAT happy hour. And, Junior’s Boca Raton, located in Mizner Park, has at least one of those on the daily. 🙂 The family and I *finally* had a chance to dine at the establishment we had seen hundreds of times during our 9 years living in New York City. Go figure it was in Boca.

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior’s Boca Raton ‘Most Fabulous Happy Hour’ is now from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. daily. It features half off all cocktails, including premium liquor brands, and half off all appetizers.

Junior's Boca Raton

  • Mondays are ‘Most Fabulous Wine & Dine’. This includes wine by the bottle at 50% off, with the purchase of an entrée.
  • Friday nights are all about the ‘Party on the Patio’ featuring a DJ from 8:00 p.m. to close

We happened to dine on a Tuesday at Junior’s Boca Raton and thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant’s ‘Most Fabulous Burger Night’. Their original 10-ounce steak burger is available for just $7!

Junior's Boca Raton

Not to mention all of the other menu items we tried such as the Thai Chili Wings appetizer and “Something Different” with potato pancakes and brisket- be sure to ask your server about that one!

It wouldn’t be a meal at Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery without a taste of one of their award-winning cheesecakes. They are available to purchase by the cake, or by the slice. A wide selection of cheesecakes, layer cakes and baked goods are available in the bakery. We went for the Original and Chocolate Swirl. DELECTABLE!

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior's Boca Raton

Junior’s Boca Raton is, as they say, fabulous! Be sure to stop in this summer and enjoy one of their specially-themed deal nights or my personal favorite, Happy Hour!

Junior's Boca Raton


About Junior’s Boca Raton Restaurant and Bakery

Since the 1950’s, Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery in Brooklyn, New York has been famous for great food, great fun, great service, and, of course, the World’s Most Famous Cheesecake. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily,Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery’s menu features dishes ranging from classic New York deli sandwiches piled high, famous 10 oz. steak burgers, salads, jumbo half pound hot dogs, fresh seafood and a full-service bar.  

Junior’s Restaurant and Bakery is located at 409 Plaza Real in Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Dinner is served Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., Saturday from noon until 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 10 p.m.

Takeout is also available.  For more information, call 561-672-7301 or visit juniorscheesecake.com .


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Father’s Day Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.16-6.18

Happy Father’s Day Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 16- June 18, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 16th:

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum Father’s Day Celebration
DATE:  June 16th
TIME: 10:30 a.m.
COST: Members $3 Non-members $4 plus admission
129 E. Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 16th & 18th

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight from June 9 – August 18. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Third Annual Summer in Paradise on West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 16th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30 p.m, – 9:00 p.m. June through August!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Fairytale themed Safari Nights. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

This event features live appearances by princesses inspired by your favorite movies.

From 5:00-6:45 p.m. see the Wind Princess and the Magical Fairy…

Then, 6:45-8:30 p.m. meet the Ice Queen & Ice Princess…

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 17th:

Celebrate Festival Del Mar at the South Florida Science Center

DATE: June 17th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

COST: Admission is $15.00 for non-member adults and free for children under 12 and Science Center members. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, in partnership with the Caritas Smile Charity, is inviting locals to splash into sea science during the third annual “Festival del Mar”.  The event is aimed at engaging the local Latin American community and promoting ocean conservation and education worldwide. The day will be packed with cultural performances, arts and crafts, family Zumba, bilingual planetarium shows, story time and much more.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

Sponsored


Beauty and the Beast at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast is playing at The Wick Theatre! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, June 18th:

Happy Father’s Day!

Tropical Fruit Festival at the Mounts Botanical Garden

DATE: June 18th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST:The cost is FREE for Mounts members and children 12 and under, and only $10 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.mounts.org.

Produced in collaboration with the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County, this new and improved event will include tropical fruit tastings, live music, indoor and air-conditioned food and cooking demonstrations. The event will also have ice cream and smoothies, tropic-themed Corvettes, a fun zone for kids (butterfly garden and maze, 4H activities), even a Beer and Wine Garden! It will feature tropical fruit infused teas, lemonades, wine, kombucha, cider provided by Accomplice brewery, plus ciderworks and beer provided by Tequesta Brewing Company.

531 N. Military Trail

West Palm Beach


Father’s Day Freebies and Events!
DATE: June 18th
Grab dad and head on over to Palm Beach Zoo! In honor of Father’s Day, all dads will receive free admission with a paid child admission at regular price. Plus, the first 100 Dads through the gate will receive a $10 gift card to Duffy’s Sports Grill!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Downtown Drive Car Show at Mizner Park
DATE:  June 18th
TIME: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; CONCERT, 7 p.m.
COST: FREE

Celebrate Father’s Day in Mizner Park with a showcase of antique, classic, European sport & exotic cars, benefiting Make-A-Wish®.

327 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Top Attractions in Boca Raton *and Beyond*

West Palm Beach Butterfly Exhibit Now Open for Summer 2017


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Spa Celebration at Eau Palm Beach: Perfect for Any Occasion

When my sister and I met up for coffee last month, we realized our mom had a big birthday coming up…and fast. It wasn’t just any ol’ birthday either– it was her 65th! A very special day. We knew our mom didn’t want a party and couldn’t get away for a trip (unfortunately), so we decided to officially dub June 3rd “Mormor Day” and whisk her away for a spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach Resort!

Who or what is a Mormor, you ask? Mormor is “mother’s mother” in Swedish and what my daughter calls her grandmother. The nickname has spread like wildfire throughout my family and now, no one calls her anything but that. 🙂

www.swtmemoriesphotography.com

To make “Mormor Day” extra special, I booked a stretch limousine with my friends at Black Pearl Limousine. #dailybocaavery even got to ride with us to pick up my mom. She had a blast!

Our driver was fantastic and rolled out the red carpet (literally) for our party. We brought a couple bottles of champagne and got our party started as we headed up to Manalapan!

spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach

spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach

So pretty and festive!

If you haven’t been to the Eau Palm Beach before, it’s simply amazing. It’s a luxurious experience just walking into the lobby!

You can’t visit the resort without indulging in their amazing ocean views. So, we kicked off our spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach at their oceanfront restaurant: Breeze Ocean Kitchen.

spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach

It was a little rainy when we got there, but by the time we ordered cocktails and appetizers, the sun decided to come out and play!

The food was wonderful- it’s such a fun place to dine on property…and right by the pool AND ocean!

Spa Celebration at Eau Palm Beach Resort

After lunch, we had big spa day plans booked. Did you know that the Eau Spa Fairies have been picking their favorite treatments to share this summer at incredible summer pricing? Eau Spa Summer Specials will be offered through September 30, 2017, and are available Sunday through Thursday every week.

My mom and I booked a Self-Centered Massage (eau-mazing!) and my sister got an Essence Facial (which I tried last year). We also set Mormor up with a fabulous pedicure experience. We aimed to spoil her!

You just can’t beat a spa celebration at Eau Palm Beach. The spa lounge and bath facilities alone are top notch and so relaxing. I wanted to stay all day.

Thank you so much to the Eau Palm Beach  Resort & Spa and Black Pearl Limousine for hosting us and making “Mormor Day” the best celebration ever! Happy Birthday Mom!


Eau Spa is located at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa at 100 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach.  Reservations are required. For more information or reserve a spot, please call the Eau Spa Fairies at 561-540-4960 or email concierge@eauspa.com.

Follow Eau Spa on Facebook @ILoveEauSpa, on Instagram @EauSpa and on Twitter @EauSpa.

Learn All About the NEW Baby Trend Going Viral in Boca Raton

Soon-to-be parents, you’re in the right place for welcoming a new baby into the world! Boca Raton is booming and there is no shortage of baby-friendly places, businesses and professionals to be a part of your family’s “village” and help your Boca baby arrive in style! But there is one particular Boca baby trend for expectant parents that is causing a stir like no other.

No, it’s not a new baby swing or some futuristic diaper. It’s the ability to have your “pediatrician in your pocket” 24/7 with Boca VIPediatrics.

Here’s why new/expectant parents are losing their minds for this service you won’t find anywhere else in Boca…

  1. You Can Call/Text/Email Your Pediatrician 24/7

Since you’ll be the one solely responsible for raising your tiny human, you’re going to have questions…a LOT of them! Sure, you could Google them or ask your mommy friends. Maybe even be brave enough to post your question in a Facebook moms’ group (please don’t!). Or, you could simply send a text or email to your pediatrician and receive a REAL answer back in minutes. Not only will this save you valuable time and give you incredible peace-of-mind, but nights, weekends, holidays, whenever…you always have your pediatrician in your pocket.

Trust me, your baby will thank you later.

Boca baby trend

  1. House Calls, YES!

Your baby’s very first newborn exam (once you leave the hospital) will be performed by your pediatrician AT YOUR HOUSE. That means, after you give birth, instead of putting your 3 or 4 day old baby into a car seat and driving to the doctor, the doctor comes to YOU. Dr. Rudnick and Dr. Gilbert spend as much time with you as needed and get to know your family in the comfort of your own home.

Boca baby trend

3. No Waits…Ever for this Boca Baby Trend

Because Boca VIPediatrics has a very limited number of patients, you’ll never have to wait in a waiting room with your baby. In fact, when you come to the office for those 9 scheduled visits during the first year of life, you’ll have the whole office virtually to yourselves. Boca VIPediatrics only schedules one family at a time to avoid your precious bundle being exposed to unnecessary germs. This is your chance to feel like a “Boca Beyoncé” and be on top of this Boca baby trend. You know you’ve always wanted to! 😉

Boca baby trend

  1. Personalized, Personalized, Personalized

Did I mention the service is personalized? You’ll have a pediatrician and BFF wrapped into one when you receive instructions like, “Text me when you get home from the hospital, so I know you all made it home okay,” when you’re discharged with your newborn. Visits at the office last up to an hour or more with your doctor. They run the entire appointment to ensure you have all your questions answered. If/when you need to see a specialist, lactation consultant, or need lab work/imaging, you’ll receive priority appointments and expedited results from the concierge team at Boca VIPediatrics. The old-fashioned service and Boca baby trend has generated praise-worthy buzz around town from so many moms & dads. They are raving about having a “small town” pediatrician who knows their family like the back of their hand! Just check out their Facebook reviews!

Boca baby trend

5. Go To The Office…Or Don’t

Let’s say you have a question about diaper rash or a funny noise your baby keeps making. At other pediatric offices, you’ll need to schedule an appointment to speak with your doctor (if you can even get one). At Boca VIPediatrics, you can text a video or photo along with your question and opt for a virtual visit instead. You’ll receive a diagnosis and treatment plan back in minutes!

Boca baby trend

6. A Backstage Prenatal Tour Like No Other

You’ll be treated like royalty when you tour Boca VIPediatrics’ immaculate office, have a sit down meeting with Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Rudnick and ask all of your questions. You’ll learn about all of the amazing amenities available to VIPs and how fun of an environment they make the office for kids with bubble parties and virtual reality (for older kids). Keep an eye out for the pregnancy surprises waiting for you at your arrival!

Boca baby trend

  1. All-Inclusive, Affordable Membership

Similar to a heath club, you’ll pay a monthly membership equivalent to the cost of a daily Starbucks. This includes all visits, vaccines, 24/7 access, house calls, and everything your baby needs in their first year of life. There are no co-pays or surprise bills and you can even request insurance claim forms to be reimbursed by your insurance company for the visits.

So you can actually be paid back by your insurance company for going to Boca VIPediatrics!

8. Registry Reviews

The Mommy Recommended, Pediatrician Approved Registry Review program is an awesome perk for expectant parents. You can request a registry review and the team at Boca VIPediatrics will go through it with a fine-tooth comb, making sure each product is safe and efficient.

9. Add It To Your Own Registry!

So many expectant parents worry about the perfect crib, stroller, or swaddle blanket. How awesome would it be to REGISTER for 24/7 access to your pediatrician? You can add a membership gift certificate to your baby registry so you’ll have a pediatrician in your pocket for your first 365 days as a new parent! Grandparents, take note!

10. The Best Soon-to-Be Mom/Dad “Boot Camp” in Town

Be sure to check out the hottest baby class in town for expectant parents: BABY UNIVERSITY! It will keep you and your partner laughing all while learning how to prepare for baby. It’s the only class in town taught by pediatricians, so you’ll be hearing the most up-to-date information and recommendations from The American Academy of Pediatrics. Classes are held at Boca Regional Hospital. Spots are very limited and classes always sell out! Be sure to register early. For upcoming dates and more information, visit www.BocaVIPediatrics.com/BabyUniversity.

So, how do you secure your baby a spot for this VIP style of care?

Modern Boca Mom to the rescue…I’ve got the steps right here:

Step One: Call them early to schedule your “prenatal backstage tour” for this Boca baby trend. Because they take a very limited number of newborns each month, you’ll want to make sure you lock down your spot ASAP. They can sometimes book out as early as 6 months in advance, so don’t wait on this one. You can reach them at (561) 923-9635 or fill out their online contact form HERE.

Step Two: Your Complimentary “Meet the Docs” Backstage Tour! This is where you’ll tour the office, meet Dr. Rudnick, Dr. Gilbert and the rest of the Boca VIPediatrics family, and get to ask all of your questions.

Step Three: Breathe a sigh of relief that your baby got himself/herself a spot for the best VIP care in town!


Sponsored: This Boca baby trend post was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

MOMpreneur Monday: Chelle & Mi Fashion Clutches

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 Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is Michelle Agulansky, local mom and founder of Chelle and Mi fashion clutches!

Tell us a little about your background and what inspired you to create your Chelle and Mi fashion clutches…

Raised in Herzlyia, Israel, I moved to Boca Raton when I was 13. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, I started designing and selling jewelry and handbags to major boutiques throughout South Florida. I loved picking designs that my customers were excited to wear!

The idea of an interchangeable purse first came to me when I was going to an event, but my clutch didn’t match my outfit. I didn’t want to change my whole look just to accommodate my purse. So, I decided it was time to create a handbag that could match every outfit. I ran my idea by a few local boutiques I worked with before and found that shoppers were also looking for a versatile and functional bag that could accompany them to various events. My goal was to create a bag that gave you the freedom to express your personality.

Chelle and Mi

During this time, I met my husband. Soon after, I was pregnant with my first child Daniella and I launched my online retail store. Being a new mom and juggling a business have given me some of the most empowering and challenging moments of my life. I have an abundance of motivation to teach my daughter about perseverance. I’ll teach her to follow her dreams no matter what challenges stand in her way.

Chelle and Mi

What is truly unique about your fashion clutch?

Chelle & Mi is a modern, bold and functional clutch that allows the wearer to change the clutch’s entire look by swapping out the front flap. With 75 different combinations, you can choose various designs and colors to create your own distinct look. With the detachable metal strap, you can wear it as a clutch or as cross-body bag. This is the ultimate accessory for traveling ladies and mommies who need different purses to accommodate any occasion.

Chelle and Mi

Why should Modern Boca Moms become your customers?

Chelle and Mi was created to make women look and feel good by choosing their favorite clutch combination for that day. It is meant to give you the freedom to express your individual taste. For brunch with your gal pals, you can wear your beige flap. At night, just switch the flap to zebra to make a bolder statement!

Chelle and Mi clutches are crafted with beautiful Italian leather. The clutch retails for $175 and the extra flaps retail for $35. Packed in a luxurious dust bag and box,  it makes a great gift for all the important ladies in your lives!

Chelle and Mi

What exciting things are coming up for your business?

We are very excited about launching our website! I have a few pop-up shops and trade shows lined up across Florida. I’m really excited to introduce this beautiful bag to the South Florida community.

What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

My family and I love any activities that involve the water and South Florida is the best place for that! We take full advantage of the amazing Florida weather to go swimming or snorkeling in the ocean, and canoeing in the intracoastal.  We feel very blessed to wake up to sunshine (almost) every day!

Chelle and Mi Boca Raton


Connect with Chelle & Mi :

 www.chelleandmi.com

 https://www.facebook.com/chelleandmi/

 https://www.instagram.com/chelleandmi/


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 6.09-6.11

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for June 9- June 11, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, June 9th:

Sushi and Stroll Summer Walk Series at Morikami Park
DATE:  June 9th
COST: $8/adult (ages 11+); $6/child (ages 4-10); FREE for museum members and children ages 3 and under             
· Tickets can be purchased online in advance at morikami.org, or at the door
· There is an additional $3 fee for taiko drumming performances (6:30pm, 7:15pm, & 8:00pm), sold first-come first-served during the event
· Sushi & Stroll is a rain or shine event, and tickets are non-refundable

Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Morikami’s popular Sushi & Stroll series is back and better than ever, with a new picnicking area featuring local food trucks and popular Japanese snacks! Offering guests a tranquil, twilight stroll through the 16-acre gardens with memorable sunset views, this event has delighted visitors for 14 years, with the opportunity to enjoy the gardens during the slightly cooler evenings of the summer months and exhilarating taiko drumming performances by Fushu Daiko. The Cornell Café will be open, with a Pan-Asian menu to excite your palate, as well as premium Japanese sake and ice cold beer to refresh your taste buds. Guests can also indulge in shopping at the Museum Store, which features a wide variety of authentic Japanese items.
4000 Morikami Park Road
 Delray Beach

Summer in the City Event at Mizner Park Amphitheater

DATE: JUNE 9

TIME: The City of Boca Raton’s Summer in the City Series promises a line-up of FREE tribute concerts, live music, and movies under the moonlight from June 9 – August 18. More details HERE.

COST: FREE

590 Plaza Real

Boca Raton


Third Annual Summer in Paradise on West Palm Beach Waterfront

DATE: June 1st through August 31st

COST: FREE

 The City of West Palm Beach will celebrate the return of its popular Summer in Paradise (S.I.P) annual celebration .  This free, summer-long promotion will transport residents and visitors into a colorful collection of classic tales and treasured life-lessons along the waterfront. New elements include the debut of Aesop’s Tables, a whimsical art installation featuring 25 picnic tables painted to depict one of Aesop’s fables. A direct tie to Mayor Jeri Muoio’s pledge declaring West Palm Beach as a City of Kindness, the storybook setting provides an opportunity for all to connect, explore local art, share their own stories and enjoy family friendly activities on the West Palm Beach waterfront.

FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

NEW Create your own story in StoryVille-Children create their own life-size fairy tale using giant cut-outs of traditional storybook characters. Free activity is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on the waterfront.

The community is invited to participate in some friendly competition in larger than life versions of their favorite games like human foosball and life-sized Jenga. Game balls, Jenga pieces and a selection of table-top board games are available to be checked out for free. Guests can also play Glow FORE it Mini Golf, 9 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf along the Intracoastal Waterway for $2.50 per person per round.  All games are open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Game balls, golf clubs and board games are located at the Waterfront Activity Station near the course.

 Downtown West Palm Beach


Safari Nights at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: June 9th

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Zoo admission

THE ZOO COMES ALIVE as Safari Nights returns for its 8th summer of evening fun every Friday night, from 4:30 p.m, – 9:00 p.m. June through August!

The whole Zoo is open to explore as you join us for non-stop family entertainment at our Dinosaur/Jurassic themed Safari Nights – the kickoff of the 2017 season. Come dressed to match the nightly themes and ENTER TO WIN an AWESOME Palm Beach Zoo PRIZE PACK valued at $150!!!** Each night will feature a different family-friendly theme and will include entertainment for guests of all ages: including face painting and kids’ DJ in the Fountain Plaza, giveaways, crafts and MUCH more!

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Saturday, June 10th:

Roar & Pour at the Palm Beach Zoo
DATE: June 10th
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The party starts at 4:30 p.m. with a special $10 admission rate.  Explore the Zoo, enjoy an adult beverage from the Tiki Bar including a local craft brewery tap-takeover, then as the sun sets, gather at the Fountain Plaza for the 7:30 p.m. start time for a great Aerosmith tribute band called “Jaded” playing until 9:00 p.m. Bands and tap takeovers TBA check www.palmbeachzoo.org/roar-and-pour-2017 for more info.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton

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Beauty and the Beast Opens at The Wick

Beauty and the Beast at The Wick Theatre opens tonight! For more information, dates and ticket prices, click HERE.

7901 N. Federal Highway

Boca Raton


Sunday, June 11th:

The Willow Theatre presents Summer Children’s Series at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: June 11th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

COST: Each child’s ticket includes one free carousel ride token and cookies & juice served in the lobby after each performance.

Tickets for all of these performances are $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 & under.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  They can be purchased at the Willow Theatre Box Office at Sugar Sand Park Community Center, by calling 561-347-3948, or online at: www.willowtheatre.org.

ROCKIN’ RED RIDING HOOD   Rock along with Little Red, Grandma, Jack Lumber, and B.B. Wolf as the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood is updated in this “Rock Musical”. The history of Rock n’ Roll is creatively woven into the show as original songs progress through different styles—from The Blues to Modern Rock. There will be a meet and greet with the audience after both performances.   Rated G

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


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The Importance of Wedding Photography in Boca Raton

Deciding on wedding photography in Boca is often a stressful and trying job. However, it’s well worth it when you finally find the right photographer for you!

Even though #modernbocadad and I are 6 years post-wedding (plus one child later), hiring a solid wedding photographer AND videographer was the best decision we made…besides each other of course. 😉 If you are planning on having children, you want to make sure your wedding memories are properly documented. I tell every bride I know to never skimp in this area!

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The Importance of Wedding Photography in Boca

And, I recommend Naomi from Sweet Memories Photography without hesitation here in South Florida. She’ll make your wedding photography in Boca decision EASY!

Here’s what she has to say about the process: I’ve personally had many of my family session clients ask, “where were you when we were getting married?” Then, they go on to share horror stories about their wedding photographer. They of course decided not to hire them for future milestone sessions.

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It always breaks my heart to hear these stories because your wedding day is just the first of many amazing stepping stones into your future together! Being a lifestyle photographer and a past bride myself, I believe that couples should have their special day documented to its fullest. Your photographer should capture every sweet moment to be treasured and shared throughout the years.

wedding photography in Boca

I don’t know about you, but I still look at my parents’ wedding album to this day. The photographs froze the genuine smiles, hearty laughter and fun dances! It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to look at those images and feel like I was there…like your children inevitably will.

Hiring the perfect photographer for your wedding day ensures that a moment won’t be missed. You’ll be able to share that day with your kids, and they’ll be able to share it with theirs, and so on and so forth. Your wedding day, happiness, and love will never be forgotten.

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For more tips on vetting your wedding photographer, courtesy of Sweet Memories Photography, click HERE.

Finding a Boca Raton Wedding Photographer for Your Family


Sponsored: This wedding photography in Boca post was sponsored by Sweet Memories Photography. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

We Entered to Win $529 for Our Florida 529 Savings Plan

Last month was the end of an era for me as I stepped down as President of the Flagler College Alumni Board of Directors. Having served on the Board for two terms, it was time to pass the baton and serve the college in new ways. Coincidentally, my resignation coincided with National 529 Day (which I’ve written about before on the blog). Along with continuing to stay involved with our alma mater, #moderbocadad and I have decided that a Florida 529 Savings Plan will be a key part of our family’s, specifically our daughter’s, future.

Flagler College Alumni Weekend 2017; Photo by Zach Thomas

**Enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!**

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).

Florida 529 Savings Flagler College Alumni

What can a Florida 529 Savings Plan do?

The Florida 529 Savings Plan can be started at anytime and only requires a $25 initial deposit to open. Even if you can’t save for your child’s entire college education, starting something is always better than doing nothing. The funds in a Florida 529 Savings Plan can be used for any qualified higher educational expense, including:

  • tuition
  • room & board
  • textbooks
  • graduate school and much more

This gives families extreme flexibility to use the funds as you see fit. Should those needs change during his/her college years, individuals are free to adjust as well. (See the website and FAQ for more details.)

Florida 529 Savings

**Enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!**

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).

How flexible is the plan?

The Florida 529 Savings Plan offers you the ultimate in flexibility. Simply choose from the investment options and then contribute as much and as often as you’d like to suit your budget and goals. Each investment option, such as their popular age-based option that automatically allocates contributions based on the age of the child, is independently run by professional investment managers. There are 11 investment options let you invest in any way you feel comfortable. From more aggressive to more conservative options, you have as much control as you want over how much you invest and where it’s invested. And as the years go by, you’re free to change contribution amounts and how they are allocated at any time.

I love this…because you never know what other expenses can pop up.

How can you enter to win $529 for college?

You can enter to win one of ten $529 scholarships from the Florida 529 Savings Plan Scholarship Program by clicking THIS LINK!

Enter daily between May 15 and June 11 by visiting florida529savingsplanscholarship.com (You must be a Florida resident, 18 or over).


529 savings plans are named after section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code 26 U.S.C. § 529 and are designed to encourage saving for future higher education expenses of a designated beneficiary. Many states offer 529 savings plan options, including Florida Prepaid.

Sponsored: This Florida 529 savings post was sponsored by Florida Prepaid via Bloggin Mamas. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.