Monthly Archives: February 2019

These 4 Flamingo Chefs Are 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists

These top chefs nominated for the 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists all have something in common — they’re friends of the flock. That’s right. Of the 12 Floridian chefs and restaurants nominated this year for a James Beard Award,  four have been featured in past Flamingo articles. Here’s our roundup: BEST OF SOUTH Chef Clay Conley, Buccan Palm […]

One-On-One with Shannon Miller

The game of golf and love are the two forces responsible for pulling Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller away from Boston, where she was attending law school, down to the Sunshine State over a decade ago. Since then, Miller, 41, the most decorated female American Olympic gymnast of all time, has survived ovarian cancer, built a […]

How Ted Bundy Ended Our Innocence

Diane Roberts doesn’t need to see the new Ted Bundy film or Netflix series — she already lived through the horror once.

Editor’s Note: Fresh-Squeezed Icons

What is a Florida Icon? Mickey Mouse? Naval oranges? Or our favorite bird—the pink flamingo? You don’t even have to cross the state line to know that these beloved symbols universally represent Florida. But for those of us who grow up here, raise our families here, go to college here, take our first jobs here, […]

The House that Versace Built: Inside The Villa Casa Casuarina

The story behind Miami’s most famous mansion, now a boutique hotel for those who want to spend a night among its opulence

Sloane Stephens: Love Game

Sloane Stephens went to bed late at her New York City hotel on Sept. 7, 2017, dreaming of becoming a Grand Slam champion. The then 24-year-old tennis star, known for turning defense into offense faster than the ball speeds across the net, had defeated Venus Williams on the sport’s biggest stage earlier that day in […]

Just Hatched: Spring 2019 Openings Around The State

NORTH BOXWOOD & BIRCH PONTE VEDRA BEACH Bronze bookends, lamb wool throws from Ireland and oversized vases are just a few of the carefully curated items found at Boxwood & Birch, a new venture presented by Constance Riik, the owner of the design firm CSR Interiors. “When I started my design business, over 10 years […]

Visit St. Lucie: A Sporting Paradise

Think of St. Lucie and think about the smell of freshly cut grass, the warmth of sun on your face after months of unforgiving chill, the sharp crack of a bat connecting with a baseball and the roar from a crowd jumping to its feet as players from the New York Mets race around the […]

Ode to Yeehaw Junction

Editor’s Note: The Desert Inn Motel was hit by a tractor-trailer in December 2019. The Osceola County Historical Society is currently assessing the damages and reevaluating plans to restore it.  I am a sucker for historic markers. Behold, those weighty plaques at roadsides trivializing notable events from a hazy past. To wit, this gem from a crossroads […]