(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, Fla. – July 26, 2022) The Board of Directors of the Gold Coast PR Council, (GCPRC), today announced the winners of the 17th annual Bernays Awards. GCPRC is South Florida’s largest independent association of public relations, communications, and marketing professionals and bestows its Bernays Awards to honor excellence in these fields.
More than 70 communications and media professionals attended the awards ceremony, which was held on July 21 at the Delray Beach Golf Club. T.A. Walker, Reporter for WPTV’s Today on 5, served as emcee. Honors were presented in 10 competitive categories, with additional special awards selected by the nonprofit organization’s board of directors.
(PRESS RELEASE)_ WELLINGTON, FL – Join us for a day of fabulous curb-to-classroom fashion at The Mall at Wellington Green!
On Saturday, July 30, 2-4 p.m., scoop up fashionable finds and tax-free deals for the entire family. Kids can stock up on Instagram-able trends while parents’ cash in on wallet-friendly retail savings during the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday (July 25 through August 7).
Fun family pursuits will include a high-octane fashion show, dance and musical performances, music by electric violinist DJ Lexey, and more. Plus, enjoy a chance to win exciting prizes, including gift cards and a $500 back to school shopping spree.
Upcoming mall events:
Back to School Sales Tax Holiday at The Mall at Wellington Green
Starting July 25 through August 7, stock up on learning aids selling for $30 or less; school supplies selling for $50 or less; clothing, footwear and accessories selling for $100 or less; and computers and accessories (when purchased for non-commercial and personal use) selling for $1,500 or less.
Kids Club “Fun In The District”
Calling all Kids Club members and children who love to have fun! On Saturday, August 6, from 1–3PM, visit the mall’s new event space, The District, and partake in a variety of family-friendly programming, including kids’ yoga and Zumbini classes, and painting workshops (artwork will later be displayed around The District). The “littles” will also enjoy face painting, fun games, and a chance to meet their favorite costume characters.
Mall hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Mall at Wellington Green is located at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. For more information, call (561) 227-6900 or visit shopwellingtongreen.com.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Orlando, Fla. (July 21, 2022) - Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly intercity rail welcomes two more trains to Orlando, “Bright Green 2” and “Bright Pink 2.” Brightline’s two trains arrived together at Brightline’s Vehicle Maintenance Facility located south of Orlando International Airport, adding to the fleet of trains that will carry passengers between Orlando and South Florida.
Bright Green 2 and Bright Pink 2, six-car trains consisting of two locomotives and four passenger coaches each, left the Siemens Rolling Stock facility in Sacramento on July 8. In total they traveled 3,000 miles across 10 states en route to Florida.
(PRESS RELEASE)_Friday, August 5 is National Oyster Day. Corvina will celebrate with its oysters which are fresh daily and served with pickled ginger mignonette and classic cocktail sauce. Six on the half shell are $22. Charbroiled is $21. Corvina Seafood Grill is located at 110 Plaza Real South, Boca Raton. For more information, visit CorvinaBocaRaton.com, or @CorvinaBocaRaton on Facebook and Instagram.
(PRESS RELEASE)_SOUTH FLORIDA – Hustle up your happy hour-loving amigos for blue agave-drenched libations on National Tequila Day, July 24.
Here are four day-to-night holiday drinking destinations you can celebrate at in Palm Beach County.
City Cellar in The Square will be presenting its spirited Mezcalita ($13), loaded with Espolon blanco tequila, Recuerdo mezcal joven, lime, and fresh agave. Snag a seat at the inside bar and enjoy happy hour from 4-7 p.m. featuring $2 off drinks, and select half-priced appetizers and pizza.
City Cellar is located at 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit citycellarwpb.com or call (561) 366-0071.
Enjoy en plein air cocktails and a conga line of people watching at City Oyster in Delray Beach. The Atlantic Avenue hotspot will be serving its Tequila Basil Smash ($13), the perfect sip to enjoy after an afternoon of Olympic power shopping. Happy hour aficionados can toss back 2-for-1 cocktails along with beer, select wines, and $1 off oysters from 4-7 p.m.
City Oyster is located at 213 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Visit cityoysterdelray.com or call (561) 272-0220.
Happy Hour is the perfect time to toast a national drink holiday with convivial sips at Josie's Ristorante. The family-owned Italian hotspot caters to a loyal craft cocktail crowd and its La Paloma ($8.50) is a popular, reached-for favorite. Make a b-line for the bar and tuck into happy hour bites and drinks from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close.
Josie's Ristorante is located at 1602 S. Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach. Visit josiesristorante.com or call (561) 364-9601.
Tucked inside The Mall at Wellington Green, Ford's Garage will be pouring a trio of potions from its Ford Fusion menu, including the Backseat Driver ($12.99), fully loaded with Patrón tequila, Cointreau, honey syrup, and citrus juices. Pucker up with the Pedal Down Paloma ($9.99), featuring el Jimador tequila, Cointreau, and sparkling grapefruit soda. Or, opt for the delightful Don's Mom ($12.99), constructed with blackberry purée, Don Julio blanco tequila, and Grand Marnier.
Ford's Garage is located at The Mall at Wellington Green, 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Visit fordsgarageusa.com or call (561) 805-3673.
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(PRESS RELEASE)_White Elephant Palm Beach has been recognized as the number one Resort Hotel in Florida in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022, number two in Best Resorts in the Continental U.S., and number 19 in the Top 100 Hotels in the World.
White Elephant Palm Beach, which opened in November 2020, effortlessly blends the history of the Mizner-style landmark building – originally constructed in 1924 as one of the first resorts on Palm Beach's Main Street – with a contemporary, sophisticated look to the interiors. Breaking from the bright pinks and greens that dominate the Palm Beach aesthetic, the White Elephant Palm Beach features a neutral color palette with sleek metal accents and vibrant pops of color. With 13 rooms and 19 suites, the boutique hotel captures the spirit of a grand home with many of the spacious suites featuring outdoor decks with landscaping and a 130-piece, museum-worthy collection of colorful modern and pop art personally curated by the owners. The signature restaurant, LoLa 41 – a Nantucket staple helmed by restauranteur Marco Coelho – is a can’t-miss with globally-inspired dishes and local seafood specialties.
(PRESS RELEASE)_National White Wine Day is August 4. Louie Bossi's and Elisabetta's will feature Il Borro Toscana ($14). It is the only white wine that Il Borro winery produces and is a Chardonnay. Il Borro is owned by Salvatore Ferragamo.
Elisabetta's and Louie Bossi's are highly acclaimed Italian restaurants. Known for homemade pastas, breads and pizzas, each restaurant's menu offers a variety of fresh pastas made in house daily, steaks dry aged in house, salumi plates, fish from a wood burning grill, and fresh desserts and pastries all made in house daily. They are Big Time Restaurant Group restaurants.
Elisabetta’s and Louie Bossi's serve dinner seven nights a week, lunch Monday-Friday, and brunch, on Saturdays and Sundays. Elisabetta’s Ristorante and Pizzeria is located at 185 Banyan Boulevard, West Palm Beach and at 32 East Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach. For more information, visit Elisabettas.com.
Louie Bossi's Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria is at 1032 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale (954-356-6699) and 100 Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton (561-336-6699). Visit louiebossi.com for more information.
(PRESS RELEASE)_AMELIA ISLAND, Fla., July 18, 2022 – Omni Amelia Island Resort brings its beloved, annual Fish to Fork culinary weekend back to the destination this September 29 – October 2, 2022, after a two-year hiatus. The highly anticipated return of this culinary competition features a star-studded chef lineup, including Top Chef alums, each bringing their own unique styles and flavors to the event’s festivities. With sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful tree canopies as a backdrop, the weekend will offer an unmatched foodie experience, with true dock-to-dish specialties in a fun and interactive atmosphere.
The weekend culinary event takes attendees through a gastronomic experience that culminates in a final chef showdown with event guests declaring a well-deserved winner via a live vote.
“Fish to Fork has become such a special event for the community and beyond over the years, and this year’s competition is slated to be the best one yet,” said Executive Chef Omar Collazo. “I am particularly excited as this will be my first year participating in the competition and we are bringing in some phenomenal chefs from the region who are sure to bring their unique interpretations to our local Amelia Island cuisine.”
(PRESS RELEASE)_Summer just got more exciting for the kiddos with Brightline’s first ever Kids Summer Trainee Passport, an exciting new program for kids that inspires adventure by exploration of South Florida by train Starting July 14 through Labor Day weekend, kids riding Brightline will receive an activity bag with their first Brightline Trainee Passport, where they have the chance to win special prizes for collecting stickers as they travel to new destinations.
How to Collect Stickers
Collect Stickers, Earn Prizes
Trainee Passports will be available to all kids 12 and under at the Brightline stations and Guest Services desk through Labor Day Weekend. High-res images can be downloaded here. Also this summer, Brightline is offering SMART fares, starting at $10 for adults and $5 fares for kids 12 and under.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – Buongiorno! Tuck into National Independent Retailers Week (July 17-23) at Josie‘s Ristorante and receive 20% off when you order from the Sunday brunch menu on July 17.
Support local businesses while getting your Sunday Funday glug on with $12 bottomless mimosas and chef Sebastiano Setticasi's good-for-the-soul grub, including juicy Fried Chicken & Waffles, tender Crab and Lobster Cake Benedict, and Broccoli Rabe and Sausage Frittata. Or get toasted with Smoked Salmon Avocado Toast or thick-cut Challah French Toast topped with seasonal berries, yogurt whipped cream, and warm maple syrup. Feeling extra-sweet? Save room for chef Setticasi's sweet tooth-satisfying zeppole pastry with Nutella mousse and powdered sugar.
Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
20% discount cannot be combined with another offer. Dine-in only.
Josie's Ristorante is located at 650 E. Woolbright Road, Boynton Beach. For more information, call (561) 364-9601 or visit josiesristorante.com.
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