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December 2017

In This Issue

A Kempf’s Christmas Vacation

Holiday Stories

2017 Gift Guide

In Every Issue
From the Editor

The Buzz
Holiday Dinners | Connecting through Food, Family and Culture

The Perfect Wine for the Holidays | Tropical Moscato

The Luxury of Cashmere From Minnie Rose

Making Your Table Sparkle | Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Go for the Burn | Montego Bay Trading Company

The […]

From Utility Closet to Wine Cellar

Window coverings can be transformative for a space. They affect the style, lighting, and temperature of a room, as well as add visual interest to an otherwise underutilized design space. Blinds of All Kinds, located in Rockledge, has fostered a reputation by helping countless customers transform their rooms by choosing the perfect shutters, blinds, shades, […]

Go For the Burn | Montego Bay Trading Company

By Steven Hicks
For years, Tom Beasley went to Jamaica on vacations and started bringing back jerk rub, little hot sauces he’d bought down there, and his friends who’d enjoyed it with him for years, decided they wanted to buy some. Beasley tells us, “this was just when the hot sauce was probably getting ready to […]

Holiday Dinners

Connecting Through Food, Family and Culture
By Craig Chapman
The holidays are here, and that means it’s time for some of our favorite traditional family foods. It’s a time to celebrate who we are with traditional family recipes and our unique cultural traditions. Food is the one thing we can all relate to, and it’s through these traditional […]

FirstWave Financial | What’s Your Wealth Confidence?

What if your WealthConfidence has less to do with the amount of money you have and more to do with your mindset?
There are eight different mindsets that contribute to an improved WealthConfidence.
We would all like to win the lottery or have that special investment give us an enormous return. But if your WealthConfidence is dependent […]

Helping to Instill Healthy Habits Early On | Health First

By Sara Paulson, Health First
Proper nutrition and physical activity can help stave off a host of health problems. That’s why Health First is determined to pass healthy habits on to Brevard’s most impressionable
residents – children.
“Health First is committed to improving the health and well-being of the residents in Brevard County,” said Drew Rector, Health First’s […]

In Closing | George Trosett | Surfing Santa

SCL: We have to ask…how did this get started?
George Trosset: Surfing Santas started back in 2009. I called my son on December 23 and said, “Tomorrow morning, I need you on the beach, you and your wife, in elf costumes. I’m going to be surfing Santa, you guys are going to be my elves and […]

Company Profile | CurbPro

When it comes to curb appeal, the experts at CurbPro have it covered – from decorative pavers to complete landscape design and installation.
When it comes to curb appeal, the experts at CurbPro have it covered – from decorative pavers to complete landscape design and installation, all suited to bring the best out of your home.
CurbPro […]

The Perfect Wine for the Holidays | Tropical Moscato

Perfect as fall palate cleansers, Tropical Mango Moscato and Tropical Passion Fruit Moscato are two sparkling wines from the Italian region of Asti that are blended with real tropical mangos and passion fruits, respectively. These refreshing sparkling wines evoke feelings of sunshine and paradise in a glass and go great with fall’s sweeter fare.
Try a […]

From the Editor | December 2017

What a year, right? Are we out of hurricane season now? I sure hope so! One of my lasting memories of 2017 will be how well everyone came together after the storms. Even as I write this, there are still a few signs of the damage, but all in all we were very lucky considering […]

Reservations | It’s Dinnertime at Chart House

By Mallorie Ann Ingram
Unique flavors, charming ambiance and breathtaking views are exactly what you get when visiting Chart House in Melbourne. Nestled conveniently near the Indian River Lagoon, Melbourne beaches, and downtown hot spots, this restaurant is not your average seafood dining experience.
Some menu favorites include the fresh Snapper Hemingway, succulent shrimp dishes, and slow-roasted […]

The Luxury of Cashmere From Minnie Rose

Cashmere is the perfect soft, luxurious gift to buy this holiday. Treat yourself or your loved ones like royalty with extravagant fur cashmere slippers, or stay warm in a pompom cashmere poncho, fringe-adorned shawl, or a stylish cutout sweater.

Cozy Slippers
Treat your feet to smooth, iconic cashmere slippers.
Travel Essentials
Jetting home for the holidays? Cruising for Christmas? […]

Getting the Most for your Home | Ellingson Properties

Maximizing Your Home’s Value
Selling a home can be an exciting and at times challenging process for homeowners. Today there are many online options available to house hunters to assist in their search and multiple factors working together to influence their decisions. Buyers may spend hours scrolling through listings online before deciding which homes to see. The […]

A Kempf’s Christmas Vacation

Jason Kempf, Co-Owner of Kempf’s Jewelers
Pictured with wife, Jamie
The Kempfs stay true to their holiday traditions. Jason Kempf tells us, “It all started back in 1989 while obsessing over the movie ‘Christmas Vacation’ featuring the one and only Clark W. Griswold. I was 17 at the time.” Kempf convinced his big brother to help with […]

The Marshall Tucker Band | Concert Review

by Steve Muzzy
Photography by Steven Hicks
The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, aka the “King Center” is widely recognized by locals and visitors alike as an outstanding venue for hosting national musical acts.
The evening of November 10, 2017 was no exception when the Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) played to a sold-out crowd on […]

School of Psychology & Educational Services | Dr. Elisa Ulibarri Yoho

You may be wondering why your child is having a hard time in school or maybe you suspect that your child has ADHD. A doctor or a teacher may have suggested that you get a psychoeducational evaluation. A psychoeducational evaluation will provide information about your child’s learning style, academic strengths and weaknesses, and assist in […]

Making Your Table Sparkle | Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Top 3 Ways  To Make Your Holiday Table Sparkle This Season
By Mallorie Ann Ingram
Between the shopping, decorating and endless get-togethers, it goes without saying this festive season can be hectic. When it comes to planning your own party, often there’s little time left to plan something memorable. Here to help jump-start your party-planning efforts are a few […]

Holiday Stories

Anne Conroy-Baiter
President, Junior Achievement of the Space Coast
Pictured with daughters Rowan,Trinity and Pallasgrean
Rowan, Trinity, Pallasgrean and I moved here from New York state three years ago, and like many northerners, we struggled to find our tropical holiday footing. In New York, we lived in my family’s 152-year-old homestead—a perfect Christmas house with huge 16-pane windows to […]

Health First Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement

MELBOURNE, Fla.(November 21, 2017) – Health First has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations. The movement encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity worldwide.

Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday is slated for November 28 this year, on the heels of widely recognized shopping events […]

Understanding Learning Styles

Have you ever spent hours trying to learn a new skill or concept, only to have it suddenly click the minute it’s explained in a new way, or through a new medium? These a-ha moments might seem miraculous, but often they are simply evidence of the power of knowing and catering to an individual’s learning […]