Ride the Wind – Wind Surfing on the Space Coast
By Cindi Courbat Photos courtesy of Tinho Dornellas Tinho Dornellas came to Brevard County with his wife three decades ago to open Calema Windsurfing & Watersports. Their waterfront facility, now located in Kelly Park on Merritt Island, has gained worldwide recognition as a premier windsurfing site. Combine the delicate balance of riding a surfboard and the exuberant feeling of sailing in the wind — and suddenly you understand why sailboarding (also known as windsurfing or boardsailing) is one of the most popular watersports here on the Space Coast. “You couldn’t ask for better conditions,” said Tinho Dornellas, an avid water-sportsman who came to Brevard ...
By Michelle Cannon Epting Our homes act as havens from the world, sources of memories, and extensions of ourselves. Whether characterized by unusual architecture or a classic style, a connection to nature or a correlation to history, a home can speak to its owners’ style and taste. Often, there is a certain room or space within a house that holds special meaning to those that call it home. Riverfront Retreat - Bob and Susie Johnson The Eau Gallie area of Melbourne was named for the French term for “rocky water,” a reference to the coquina rock found along the shore of the Indian ...
The Mediterranean Sea Meets the Melbourne Coast
Story by Suzanne Fox Sevel, Photography by Uneek Luxury Tours Robert and Maria Seelman’s beachside home is named appropriately “Villa Encantada” or enchanted villa. Like its owners, their home is brimming with personality. It is also a study of contradictions: grand and cozy, intimate and convivial, familiar and unexpected, Spanish and American. It is possible for a home to be all these things and still simply be a magical place to live. This unique yellow home, with ornamental wrought iron balconies, terra cotta barrel tile roof and circular turret, looks as if it would be equally at home in Spain. Stand in ...
All that Jazz
Lights, Camera, Action! The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse in Cocoa provided an elegant backdrop for the six finalists of SpaceCoast Living’s 3rd annual Cover Model Search. The location inspired the vintage feel and style of the unforgettable era of old Hollywood. Classic silhouettes and sumptuous colors from Lilly Pulitzer, and lots of sparkling jewels make this season’s wardrobe dazzling. Images by Jason Hook Fashions by Mica and Molly’s Boutique, Downtown Melbourne and Michaels Men’s Store, Indialantic Jewelry by Jon’s Fine Jewelry, Cocoa Village Hair and Makeup by Sorelli Hair Studio and Spa Melanie Van Ry: Lilly Pulitzer “Topanga” dress, resort white breakers lace Lilly Pulitzer “On ...
Timeless Love, Space Coast Style
By: Suzanne Fox Sevel Happy couples can be drawn together by fate, friendship, a car ride, a glance across a crowded dance floor, or because each one thought the other was cute. Whether it is love at first sight or a friendship that blossoms into something more, great couples have more than one thing in common. SpaceCoast Living takes a look at five captivating couples with unique stories about what makes for a lasting relationship. And while this month, couples all over the country are celebrating a day devoted to heart-shaped chocolates, cards, candles and commercial bliss, we are spotlighting couples whose ...
Water, Water, Everywhere
By: Cindi Courbat For centuries, Florida’s tropical climate, with its lush vegetation and its bountiful supply of natural water resources has provided a near-perfect paradise for plants, birds and sea animals. Florida’s tropical oasis, however, is not as pristine or pollution-free as it used to be — and that has fishermen, watersport enthusiasts, environmentalists, wildlife advocates and even some government officials actively hoping to educate the public and make a difference before it is too late. Ben Shepherd, an Orlando-based biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), said his agency is concerned about protecting waterways and wildlife on the Space ...
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