Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 5:06:57 PMBy Anthony Carriuolo / February 1, 2023Comment
It's that time of year! And no matter who you spend your Valentine's Day with, there's something fun to do for everyone. We searched the city and the space beyond to find a selection of Valentine's Events that should suit just about everyone - from the very single to the super-romantic. Without anything further, learn where the best spots, events, and reservations are around town for you and your special someone, even if that someone is you!
Before going further, while we're at it, is your family bound to grow this Valentine's Day? Browse our Single Family Homes page to learn more about what you might need to accommodate your growing world and blossoming romance!
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:01:11 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / January 31, 2023Comment
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of the preeminent fixtures among our annual slate of public events. For seven decades, the museum has served our community as the ultimate centrifuge of arts & culture, hosting clinics, exhibits, and its own art school. Combining a global reach with a local focus, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is a pillar of our creative force and our growth as an artistic community. Without the centuries of colonial-era artwork that preceded much of Florida's current landscape, much of "Floridian" art has been inspired by local flora and fauna and manifested in the 20th century through today.
Beginning with Addizon Mizner's development of what is now downtown Boca - home to magnificent condos like 200 East, Alina Residences, and more, Boca Raton has grown to become a cultural hotspot in one of the younger states on the Eastern Seaboard. The Boca Raton Museum Art Festival is a celebration of our artistic community and the many works that have graced these halls in years past. Without further ado, learn more about the 36th Annual Boca Raton Museum Art Festival, what's expected, and why you should check it out!
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / January 9, 2023Comment
Alright! You've made it. The car is here, the boxes are coming off the truck, and you hold the keys to your beautiful Boca Raton home. Congratulations! Now what? We help you unfurl your banner and begin your new life as a Boca Raton resident, starting with these helpful tips to acquaint yourself with our town. From the second your feet hit the ground to the first day of school, here are a few important considerations to go through step-by-step so you can land softly and live well.
Knowing Your Surroundings
Boca Raton has 9 zip codes, and like many South Florida communities, is organized around a few unifying landmarks. The first, and most important is the Atlantic Coastline. Similarly to most cities in the United States, affluence and luxury tend to huddle near the coastlines. East Boca Raton can largely be considered territory east of Dixie Highway, and downtown Boca. Downtown Boca Raton occupies the southeast corner of the city limits, noted by its historic buildings such as Old City Hall, which now serves as the Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum. Furthermore, downtown is noted by the presence of mid and high-rise condos, high-end restaurants, and the...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / January 2, 2023Comment
We're not sure how we looked past this one for so long. With culinary and lifestyle blogs featuring everything from Middle Eastern, Smoothies, and even food terminology, it is high time to share the best gluten-free options in Boca Raton with our readers. Gluten-free food, once seen as a niche, needs-based product provided to those suffering from gastrointestinal conditions has entered the mainstream. The overall impact of gluten on even those with no underlying issues is a frequent discussion among nutritionists and dieticians. Whether you're treating Celiac disease or simply looking to reduce grains in your diet, look no further than these Boca Raton gluten-free options for your next meal.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, December 26, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / December 26, 2022Comment
Real Estate is a career that requires knowledge, savvy, and superb communication skills. However, there are few traits of a successful Realtor more important than drive, motivation, and desire. The New Year is not the only time to make changes to bad habits and amplify good ones, but it's a better time than never. As we look ahead to the next year of our lives as people, not just as professionals, we list some of the New Years' Resolutions fit for anyone seeking just whatever it is that moves them.
Between the expectations of our daily lives and the eternal stimuli from our screens, it's easy to lose track of the moment. So many of us (your author, admittedly included) spend too much time lamenting the past and fearing the future, wasting precious moments and energy on things we cannot help or change. Gratitude for what we have today ensures our past regrets remain just that, in the past, and ensures we have confidence going forward that we can weather whatever storm rises tomorrow. It is often our presence in the moment that optimizes our future. Mindfulness & gratitude take many forms, be it meditation, journaling, or simply stopping to breathe on a rigorous day. Find out what works for you and live for today!
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 9:02:58 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / December 7, 2022Comment
It's that time again! The Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade is among the very favorite activities for residents and visitors. For the boat owners, this is the opportunity to showcase their craft and pride in ownership, festooning their boats in a myriad of festive lights, decorations, and visual effects. There's just something special about a parade over water, especially here in South Florida. Even for such a devoted boating community, the Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade stands out as one of the pinnacle events to whirl their props and deck their sails (if they have them). For the rest of us, read on to learn where you can park, sit, and enjoy the show!
When is the Holiday Boat Parade?
The 48th Annual Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Saturday, December 17th 2022. It is highly recommended to arrive early and prepared to secure the best spot for you and your guests.
Where Is The Parade Route?
The Parade Route begins at the C-15 Canal and ends beyond the bridge at Hillsboro Blvd. The C-15 Canal is located between Congress Ave. and the Intracoastal, passing due south of Pelican Harbor at the edge of the Delray Beach - Highland Beach border. From here, the parade is predominantly marked by three drawbridge openings that serve as timestamps for viewers to reference. For Intracoastal...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / December 1, 2022Comment
New Years eve is less than a day in the past but you had a night to last a lifetime! When you're rising and shining, facing a brand new year, it's time to shake out the cobwebs and grab a mimosa. Our Boca Raton Real Estate blog gives you some of the finest places to enjoy New Year's brunch in Boca Raton. Read on to find your reservations!
Since 1926, The Breakers has stood tall as one of the earliest, and yet still foremost expressions of luxury living in Palm Beach County. This elegant hotel features a Sunday breakfast fit for royalty, with a full raw bar, craft cocktails, and mimosas. The Circle, a dining experience known for old-world elegance, is an architectural marvel featuring renaissance artwork before a backdrop of the beautiful Palm Beaches. A la carte is always an option, but with so much in front of you via their spectacular breakfast buffet, you'd be hard pressed to stay seated for long! Luckily for us, New Year's Day falls on a Sunday. If you're in the market for the best of Boca and beyond, look no further than this luxury landmark of South Florida.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, November 25, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 25, 2022Comment
Our Christmas Lights and Holiday Events blog last year was so popular, there was no way we were going to leave you hanging! In keeping with our unyielding efforts to keep Boca Raton residents and holiday visitors informed, we're ready to unveil our selection of some of the most popular and beloved holiday events around Boca. These include everything Christmas Lights, family festivals, upscale fine dining, and vibrant nightlife across the county. Start scrolling, clicking, and finding where you can turn up the lights this holiday season!
The December Festivities get off to a roaring start as more than 70 floats whirl their wheels to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our holiday street parade. In light of the 1972 inception, the theme of the season is "Groovy 70s," with what's sure to be a colorful theme. We expect the 70s theme to bring out the best of our local creatives for a riveting spectacle and a celebration of our community.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Thursday, November 24, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 24, 2022Comment
The Champagne & Parisi Real Estate team took a moment out of our busy schedule to give thanks to our colleagues, clients, and many more who made our goals and dreams possible! From safety to serenity, from upper class to continuing education, we give thanks. Have a blessed & beautiful day!
First and foremost, we don't exist without our clients! Without our community and people abroad visiting our websites, calling our Realtors, and getting to work, we wouldn't have a blog to give thanks from. We proudly served clients from across the world from multiple continents, repeat clients looking for new opportunities, and newcomers through both organic home searches and referrals. Many of our clients have become lifelong friends of our Realtors, further reinforcing the dedication and personality we have as individuals, and not just as professionals.
Whether it was teaming up on a massive deal or simply lending an ear to give some helpful advice, we have some of the most cooperative, mutually vested Realtors on the planet! Our team are at each other's sides from every side of the deal, lending the expertise that...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 22, 2022Comment
We found five of the most choice Boca Raton New Years events, incorporating the surrounding area to expand your horizons. From upscale to downtown, from sit down to stand up, we gather and bring you some of the very best New Years Parties in Boca Raton! Enjoy after-midnight breakfast buffers, 4-course steak dinners, dancing, DJ's, and one final special moment to cap off a wonderful year. Without further ado, read on to learn more and find where you're going to be when the ball drops!
Gold Rush New Years' Eve 2023
When: Saturday, December 31st 2022. 8:00 PM
Where: The Addison - 2 East Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432
The Addison, named for Addison Mizner, the aesthetic founding father of Boca Raton, is one of the foremost names on everyone's mind when thinking of an elegant place to spend the evening. Featuring their award-winning cuisine, delectable cocktails and an environment fit for royalty, The Addison will always find a place on our list when discussing holiday events. Beyond the craft cocktails and 4-course seated meal, hors oeuvres will be encircling the dance floor via their waitstaff while live music keeps things electric from one year to the...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 18, 2022Comment
When you live in a resort that people spend thousands to visit, a "staycation" is nearly a daily occurrence. tongue-in-cheek jokes aside, the key to a successful staycation is understanding this is more than a mere "day off," and can be a way to not only enjoy the refreshment that true time off can bring, but reinvigorate your home life all at once! We asked our Realtors, clients, and... maybe took a few days to ourselves to learn what tips we should share on how to get the most from your Boca home staycation. Read on to learn more!
Weigh Your Budget Against Past Out Of Town Vacations
Look at the past few vacations you've taken and where you've spent the money. Even for extreme foodies, the likelihood that most of your funds were spent on transit and lodging is extremely high. Luxury hotels can cost thousands over a weekend, and airfare, while fluctuating often, is never cheaper than a robust trip to the grocery store. While we're not suggesting you have a staycation that spends your budget the same as an out-of-town trip, the added flexibility (and savings) will allow you to do much more in your space than you could abroad.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 15, 2022Comment
Thanksgiving Dinner doesn't have to be an entire household ordeal each and every year. For our part, we researched and discovered where some of the most beloved Thanksgiving Dinners in Boca Raton can be found, including offerings for a delightful in-house prix fixe menu and seasonal cocktails, takeout, and even boxed delivery! For those looking to work a little less and enjoy their time a little more, let these 5 renowned restaurants take care of the hard part for you!
An ever popular Italian staple of Boca Raton's upscale dining landscape, Maggiano's Little Italy deftly weaves traditional Thanksgiving fare with an Italian twist. In-house diners can enjoy a three course meal featuring a salad, traditional turkey, two pastas and two sides. Thanksgiving-centric selections include the delectable pumpkin marscapone ravioli, warm apple crostada, and a country style smoked ham to name some of several notable options. Their carryout menu includes a pre-selected portion of several menu items with a wine pairing. For something a little less conventional but still very much the Thanksgiving vibe, make a reservation at Maggiano's.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / November 11, 2022Comment
Boca Raton is privy to a wide number of South Floridian home styles, yet nothing is more synonymous with the beauty of our beachfront city than the name Mizner, and the style he brought to our community. Starting with the landmark year of 1926, Mizner's vision was carried out and influenced the construction of everything from hotels to public buildings, condos, and waterfront mansions. However, Mediterranean Revival isn't the only visage worth noting in Boca Raton. For design and architecture aficionados, we've organized the complete list of prevalent home design styles found around town. Read on and enrich yourself!
The most prominent of all Boca Raton architectural styles, the Mediterranean Revivalism was spurred by community forerunner Addison Mizner, whose surname is attached to the center of Downtown Boca Raton. Mizner's early designs borrowed more from the sand-swept and balmy tones of the Spanish Renaissance, with more Tuscan and Venetian features, later installed following Mizner's inspiration. Mediterranean Revival architecture is noted for symmetrical front-facing facades, red or auburn tile roofs, arched or circular windows, and open rectangular floorplans.
Where to see Mediterranean Revival Homes In Boca: 200 East, ...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Monday, October 31, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / October 31, 2022Comment
The crucial 2022 Midterm Elections are upon us! No matter where you stand, knowing the ins and outs of civic engagement is a fundamental way to participate in the future of our country, state, and city. For our part, the Boca Raton Real Estate blog will provide the details on your candidates, precincts, and voting requirements. Read on to learn more about the 2022 midterm elections in Boca Raton!
Precincts and Polling Centers
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8th between 7 AM - 7 PM. If you are still waiting in line by the 7 PM closing time, you will be permitted to complete your ballot. Voting Precincts are divided across two zones: Zones 5 and 6.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / October 11, 2022Comment
Despite the gorgeous veneer and seemingly polished-off finished product that is Boca Raton, there's always something new happening in our beautiful city. Even amidst a crowded waterfront, several new luxury buildings and several old are seeing sprawling new construction. From all new condominiums to added amenities, we give you the latest news on Boca Raton New Construction Real Estate. Read along to learn more, and be sure to stay tuned for more updates and news items like these.
3000 South Ocean Blvd.
3000 South Ocean Blvd is the southeasternmost address along the waterfront in Boca Raton. This work is in accordance with the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) to replace an existing seawall in the location. The CCCL Program regulates all things related to projects that could impact the beach - namely erosion, dune stability, public access interference, or the damaging of inland properties. In addition, the pool and deck will be replaced seaward of the CCCL.
171 W. Camino Real (Camino Square)
Camino Square is a shopping center with an adjacent parking garage just west of Dixie Highway on Camino Real. The project in question aims to increase the square footage of the property while simultaneously decreasing the square footage of the nearby parking structure.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / October 7, 2022Comment
Boca Raton is synonymous with sunny beaches and high-end luxury. Beyond the numerous, illustrious Boca condos and beach clubs, we've reviewed some of the most sought-after Boca Raton real estate in these 5 ultra-luxury gated communities, representing some of the finest homes in the country.
Sanctuary is a highly exclusive enclave of luxuriant waterfront homes located along the Intracoastal in. This quiet, private Boca Raton neighborhood is tucked behind an outcropping of protected mangroves, offering unprecedented privacy to its high-profile residents. Many of The Sanctuary's residents are counted among the global elite, including celebrities, executives, and the ultra-wealthy. Between its geographic location, the mysterious nature of its big-name residents, and the breathtaking homes that dwell within, it's no wonder The Sanctuary is among the most sought-after developments in all of Boca Raton.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / October 2, 2022Comment
Welcome to October! Spooky season has officially arrived. In today's Boca Raton Real Estate, we give a brief rundown of some of the most prominent Boca Raton Halloween Parties and Events, with something for everyone young and old. Read on to find something for you!
Where: The Addison - 2 East Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33432
The classy Addison Hotel always commemorates holidays with a bang. Halloween is no exception, where the Boca mainstay will offer a Gotham themed Halloween celebration including award winning five start cuisine, open bar, dancing, and live entertainment. VIP tables include a three-course tableside dinner, champagne service and valet parking. Best of all, a percentage of the sale will support Boca Helping Hands, an organization Champagne & Parisi supports annually.
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / October 1, 2022Comment
Spooky season has arrived! And with it - whatever vestige of autumn that we can scrounge together in our subtropical clime. For residents of Boca Raton, pumpkin spice candles, fleece jackets, and the Mizner Park Pumpkin patch are the images of fall that our local flora and fauna refuse to provide. October is the final month before tourist season truly begins, with its peak arriving shortly after Christmas. For that one final month before the squawking flock pitter patters to town, here are the things you can enjoy throughout Boca Raton and beyond!
The nearby campus at Florida Atlantic University always has something for the avant-garde in all of us. The FAU University Theatre by way the Wind Ensemble will play a genre-spanning concert featuring woodwind and brass instruments. Most prominently, the concert will feature FAU Faculty Member and accomplished trombone soloist, Jose Leonardo Leon.
Community Fall BBQ Fun
Where: 1530 W. Camino Real. Boca Raton, FL 33486
When: Saturday, October 8th 1 PM - 5 PM
This FREE entry event in one of Boca Raton's oldest districts will offer something for the whole family. The event will be hosted by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / September 29, 2022Comment
In the wake of the tragic devastation left by Hurricane Ian across Southwest and Central Florida, Champagne & Parisi Real Estate extend our deepest sympathies to those affected. Links to donate and ways to support will be at the end of this article. For now, as part of the Champagne & Parisi blog, we share 5 crucial hurricane cleanup tips to know for the future. These tips range everywhere from creating a smoother experience for you and your neighbors, to potentially life-saving. Follow along and learn more about how to help our community with hurricane cleanup!
Wait Until Daylight
Wait until daylight to begin any cleanup process. Even with mobile lighting and generator support, there will never be sufficient lighting nor the urgency to warrant cleaning up at night. Following a long, difficult evening in which the hurricane passes, the next day weather is almost always exceedingly clear and cool. Take advantage of this weather, and the natural clarity granted by sunlight to begin the process of recovery.
Do NOT Enter Standing Water
This is a crucial safety tip to understand. Standing water contains a host of potential concerns, even when visible to the bottom. Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for...
Posted by Anthony Carriuolo on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 8:00 AMBy Anthony Carriuolo / September 20, 2022Comment
The end of Summer looms, and it's time to think about what we want our nest to look like as we hunker down for the "winter" here in Boca Raton, Florida. Whether you're a new family, an empty nester, or somewhere in between, the few minutes we spent with Maia, this gorgeous blue-eyed Plott hound, was all we needed to know she'd be perfect for anyone. With the right amount of love and attention, this once abused pup will change your life as you change hers. Spread the love! Cuffing season is ahead!