Katherine is a lover of delicious food, good wine and discovering new gems in her local community. In addition to writing for Palm Beach on the Cheap, she is also the editor of Dine Magazine (dinemag.net) and blogs about her travel experiences at The South Florida Traveler (thesouthfloridatraveler.com)

Nov 202014


This Saturday, FAU’s Department of Music  will host the 2nd Annual Band-O-Rama concert. This free concert — perfect for the entire family — will be filled with light classical, jazz and popular favorites performed by the FAU Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Marching Owls. Get ready to put on your dance shoes and clap your hands, tap your toes — there will be over 150 musicians on stage. Highlights include the music of Sousa, Celtic fiddle tunes, Caribbean dances, big band jazz standards and more.

Where: FAU in the Kaye Auditorium on the Boca Campus, 777 Glades Rd
When: Sun., Nov. 21st at 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but a $10 donation is suggested.

For further information about the concert, call 561-297-3820.



Nov 192014

PBPOn Friday, November 28th, the Preservation Foundation will host a cocktail reception and book signing for Palm Beach People by Hillary Geary Ross and Harry Benson from 6-8 pm. This event will be held at the Foundation’s offices located at 311 Peruvian Avenue in Palm Beach in the Robert M. Grace Library. This event is free to attend, but space is limited. To RSVP, call 561-832-0731, ext. 111 or email scottm@palmbeachpreservation.org — Cocktail attire is requested and drinks and light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Palm Beach People written by Hilary Geary Ross with photos by Harry Benson is a dazzling portrait and insider’s view of a fabled and exclusive resort community and its high-profile denizens. It captures the essence of America’s most exclusive enclave, from the early 70s to today, in hundreds of color and black-and-white photographs complimented by revealing captions. Subjects include the Duke and Duchess of Marborough; former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila; Marie Jose Kravis; members of the Fanjul family; Judy and Alfred Taubman; Georgina Bloomberg; Pauline Pitt; Mrs. Henry Ford; Leonard Lauder; Tommy Lee Jones; David Koch; Arriana and Dixon Boardman; Tatiana Smith; Mrs. Winston Churchill; Brooke Shields; Anne Slater; and many, many more.

In Palm Beach People, Benson and Ross give the reader a grand tour of America’s most glamorous watering hole. You’ll meet everyone from captains of industry, politicians, movie stars, artists, and best-selling authors to celebrated athletes and society doyenne, all captured in their exquisite private oases, often architectural masterpieces, or in other of their favorite Palm Beach settings.

Nov 182014

Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is honoring all teachers from November 24-26, 2014 with Teacher Appreciation Nights. This special nights are dedicated to anyone who teaches (*and their non-teachers friends can enjoy the same offer. At least one member of your group must present a valid teacher ID.

For $29, guests can enjoy a 4-course fondue — Cheese Fondue, Salad, Teacher’s Pet Entrée and Chocolate Detention. Add a shared lobster tail for $5 per person. Add in a chemistry or mixology class for extra credit and enjoy $5.95 Martini and Drink Specials and $4.95 Wine Specials.

Class starts at 3:30 p.m. and the last lesson begins at 10:00 p.m.

To continue with the teacher theme, there will be 3 assignments for those wishing to attend:

  1. Invite your friends
  2. Make a reservation
  3. Share your experience with friends.

There will also be a drawing for a dinner for 2.

This is available at participating Melting Pot locations, so please call your nearest location to make sure that they are participating.

Nov 162014

Secondhand SunshineOut with the old and in with the new — that’s what will happen from November 20-22 as Secondhand Sunshine (SHS) hosts it’s holiday sale.  Developed in 2009, SHS is well-known for hosting South Florida’s Premier Children’s Consignment Sale — the must attend event for savvy shoppers. At the sale, you will find all sorts of goodies for the kids, including stylish clothes, fun toys, bikes and more — and parents also have the chance to consign their gently used goods and make some extra cash.

What: Secondhand Sunshine Holiday Sale
Where: Lifebridge Church, 1232 W. Indiantown Road, Suite 107A, Jupiter
Thurs., Nov. 20, 2014 — volunteer/consignor presale from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and holiday presale ($5 per person) from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014 — public sale from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and volunteer discount presale from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 22, 2014 — 50% off discount day from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

For more information on this event or to sign up as a consignor, visit Secondhand Sunshine online or send an email to info@secondhandsunshine.com


Nov 142014

santaWhile this one might now save you money, it will save you time — and that’s just as valuable.

This year, if you plan on taking the kids to see Santa, you’ll want to check out The Gardens Mall’s latest promo and it’s all about planning in advance. Between November 14th and December 23rd, Santa’s FastPass will be available online. This allows you to purchase your Santa photo package online — and skip the lines.

When you purchase your FastPass online (available between now and December 23rd), you will need to select a day that you will be visiting, select your desired photo package.

On your selected date, go to Santa’s Enchanted Garden Photo Set and bring your printed FastPass to one of Santa’s helpers and you’ll be directed to the FastPass line. A printout is required — digital confirmations will not be accepted, nor are there places to print out your pass.

Santa’s FastPass line will close 30 minutes prior to break and 1 hour prior to set closing.

Purchase your FastPass Here

A list of FastPass hours is available here.


Nov 112014
November means Movember in the world of men’s health. Are you sporting a mustache this month (or supporting those that do) ?
The Living Room in Boynton Beach is playing their part — and you’re going to want to, too, after to you hear about their very cool Movember Monday promotion.  Dine at The Living Room on a Monday in November 2014 (the 17th and 24th are still coming up), and make a donation to Movember. When you make a donation of any amount, you will enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine (there are a few choices to select from) when dining at the restaurant.
This is in part to help their team — Quien Es Mas Macho — and even better, CITRIX will match the donations up to $1000. So it’s pretty darn easy to play your part.
The Movember Foundation is a global organization changing the face of men’s health (specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental healthy), where men grow mustaches for the 30 days of November to raise funds.
The Living Room is located at 1709 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach; (561) 742-4399
Nov 102014

CityPlace celebrates the beginning of the holiday season with their annual tree lighting and first snowfall of the season on Saturday, November 15th. Taking place on the CityPlace plaza, the tree lighting comes with a day of holiday activities — perfect for the entire family. Here’s the schedule of activities:

3:00 p.m.

  • Magicians, jugglers, living statues
  • Live DJ
  • Performance by the Miami Dolphins and Fins Force cheerleading teams
  • Visit with Santa at Macy’s from 3-9 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

  • Cirque du CiyPlace
    • Opening act by Akademia Dance
    • Cirque-inspired performance by South Florida Dance Company
  • Tree lighting
  • CityPlace’s first “snowfall” of the season

7:00 p.m.

Live holiday entertainment

In addition to the day’s festivities, visitors will enjoy a Holiday Music Series every Sunday, and a train ride will run from 3 to 9 p.m. Wed-Thurs; 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Nightly snowfalls will also occur throughout the holidays at 6 + 7 p.m. Mon-Wed; and at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thurs-Sun until Dec. 31st.

Other festivities throughout the CityPlace season include a Holiday Music Series every Sunday, and a train ride that will run 3 to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Thursday; 3 to 10 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Nightly snowfalls will occur throughout the holidays at 6 and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; and at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday until Dec. 31.

Nov 062014

RibFlightIf mouthwatering ribs is what you’re seeking, head over to TGI Fridays for their new Rib Flight Trio. For just $10 — guests can order the trio — and enjoy an expanded selection of ribs with a choice of 3 of 5 grilled, premium rib tastes on one plate with sides. To customize this Rib Flight Trio special,  guests can select from a variety of hand-crafted rubs, crusts and sauces — including Applewood Bacon Crust; Chipotle Smoked BBQ; Jack Daniel’s, sweet Memphis Rub or Tennessee BBQ. All are served with seasoned fries and ginger-lime slaw.

If you love the tastes and sound of this deal, you can see what people are talking about (or share your own experiences) with #FridayRibs , #RibFlightTrio and #PorkonPork. This is valid for dine-in only and for a limited time.

This offer is valid as of Nov. 5, 2014.

Nov 052014

Juno Beach Craft Festival

Get started with your holiday shopping and stop by the 13th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival returns to Juno Beach on November 8 + 9. This annual craft festival features local and national artists who will display their original crafts, functional art and unique gift ideas — there will be something available for every budget. Better yet, it’s located right on A1A so you’ll get a fabulous view of the ocean.

What: The 13th Annual Juno Beach Craft Festival
When: November 8 + 9 from 10 am until 5 pm
Cost: This event is free to attend.
Where: A1A between Donald Ross Road and Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach
Use 14200 US Hwy 1, Juno Beach, FL 33408 for navigating.

For more information, visit artfestival.com or call 561-746-6155

Nov 012014
Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri

Photo Credit: Michael Pisarri

If you’re looking to check out the new hotness in Palm Beach, you’ll be happy to hear that Meat Market Palm Beach just launched a new happy hour — and it’s available 7 days a week. Stop by between 4 pm and 6pm, and enjoy discounted drink and food specials in the bar and lounge area. 

These specials include:

  • $10 glasses of Veuve Clicquot Brut, Yellow Label
  • $8 Classic Belvedere Martinis
  • $7 Signature Cocktails ie. Lychee Martinis, Pimm’s Cup, MM Mojito + Highland Sandia
  • $7 Select Wines
  • $3.50 – $4.00 Specialty Beers
  • $4 ea. Chilled Shrimp with 10 thousand island dressing
  • $2 ea. Oysters on the Half Shell
  • $14 MM Slider Duo, 2 Kobe Beef Sliders with bacon + gouda
  • $14 Tuna Tartare with avocado smash and mango mole
  • MP Florida Stone Carb Clawa
  • $9 MM Ceviche, a rotating chef creation featuring the freshest seafood available

Meat Market is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach; (561) 354-9800.

Oct 302014


Around Wellington is hosting a Reader Appreciation Day and to celebrate they are giving away free cupcakes (1 per person) on Monday, November 3rd noon until 6:00 p.m. The free cupcakes will be available at Johnson’s Custom Cakes (in Kobosko’s Crossing in Wellington).

Unfortunately, you can’t just show up and get a free cupcake — you must do 1 of the following.

  1. Print out AroundWellington’s cupcake gift certificate on AroundWellington’s website.
  2. Show that you are a subscriber, by showing the most recent AroundWellington email on your phone
  3. Show that you like AroundWellington.com and Johnson’s Custom Cakes on Facebook.

Then, enjoy.  Quantities are limited.

Johnson’s Custom Cakes is located at 9148 Forest Hill Boulevard in Wellington; (561) 422-0303


Oct 262014


We all love live music — and you can count on CityPlace for having a great line-up. Every Friday and Saturday in November, visitors can enjoy live music from 7-11 pm. So, get there early and grab a seat or listen in while you’re dining or shopping, you’re sure to enjoy this additional entertainment.

Nov. 1 – AbZolute, Rhythm + Blues
Nov. 7 – Solid Brass, Rock + Soul
Nov. 8 – Jeff Harding, Rock + Pop
Nov. 14 – Roadhouse, Party Country
Nov. 15 – Eclipse + Holiday Tree Lighting, Rhythm + Blues Pop
Nov. 21 – The Party Dogs, Party Favorites
Nov. 22 – The Bulldogs, Rock + Soul
Nov. 28 – Valerie Tyson Band, Rhytym + Blues Soul
Nov. 29 – Grooveline, Pop Favorites

CityPlace is located at 700 S. Rosemary Avenue in West Palm Beach.