Voltaire’s Novel Experience: I walk through the unmarked door, slip the woman at the foot of the staircase a fast fin, and head upstairs. The mid-sized room is deeply inviting. To my left, plush sofas and chairs are arranged near windows overlooking Clematis, framed by heavy blue curtains. To the right are comfortable lounge areas that give way to cafe tables in front of a stage. And in front of me, oddly, is an amazing sushi bar. This is not your average music venue. This is Voltaire.
We love bumper stickers. As a matter of fact, we literally champion well-crafted copy that expresses irreverent, irascible messages that were born to adorn Frank Cerabino’s t-shirts. But 1926 was, on the surface, anyway, a more genteel time, and “bumper stickers” were sometimes made of metal, bolted to the front grille below the logos of Ford, Buick and Dodge.
There’s a whole lotta building going on directly east of the Brightline train station. The largest of the construction projects is fast shaping up into a new luxury rental building that will add 315 new residences downtown.
A sensational – in every sense of the word – summer treat now available at Winston’s Nail and Facial Lounge: the Jelly Pedicure.
We’re not talking half-measures, either. It’s a velly jelly feeling, indeed.
The city’s going to really rip it up this summer, which should be fun to watch. We’re talking the 300 block of Clematis, which will soon have curbless, wider sidewalks and many more shade trees. Attractive new pavers will also absorb heat and resist staining. Concurrent with the construction of The Thoroughfare at 314 Clematis, this $2 million extreme makeover for the 300 block will dazzle when it’s done in October. Everything’s open during construction! A little patience, please!
Uyen Dang, City Traffic Engineer, West Palm Beach: Dangerous obsessions. Bold city vision. Instagrammable streets. Source of unbridled joy!
The always fabulous Tiffany Faublas is now also a fellow. The Downtown Development Authority’s high profile Marketing Director is one of just 30 ‘urban champions’ from around the globe picked for the much-sought-after Emerging Leaders Fellowship program presented by the International Downtown Association.
Downtown video maestro Gregory Dillard, who is known to make a scene or two at the O’Donnell Agency office on Banyan where he parks his talent, rolled in nice and smooth to Hard Rock Stadium last month for Rolling Loud, the world’s largest hip-hop music festival.
HERE COMES THE SUN — It’s summertime, yo, so give your eyes a little respeck. Protect them from UV rays that cause cataracts, macular degeneration, blurred vision and even worse problems, like having to wear those giant blackout sunglasses on a date.