Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Plan ahead: Start about 6 weeks before the move with a file and calendar handy. Keep details for utility turn ons, copy of contract, lease or mortgage, and other important papers.
Get organized: Start with boxes and mark on the outsides which room the items will go to. List furniture and which room they will go to. Share with movers.
Don't crack under pressure: Keep plates in one piece by stacking Styrofoam plates between each one. Protect glasses by putting them inside pairs of clean socks.
Vacuum seal out-of-season clothing: Save space, and put into a storage shelf in your new home.
Think of the little things: Keep sandwich bags handy to hold small items that must be taken apart, such as screws for a mounted flat-screen television or a bed frame, and tape the bag to the back of the object. Label bags in case they get separated.
Sweet dreams: If it's time to replace an item, do so during the move to avoid extra packing. It might be a good time, for example, to replace an older mattress, pillows and sheets.
Green thumb: Transport plants delicately by using a plastic bag to keep all of the appendages safe and prevent snapping.
Survival kit: Pack an overnight kit to take and use your first day in the new home. Put in night clothes, a change of clothes for the next day, toiletries and towels. Include moving staples, such as a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags and power strips. Be sure to pack pet’s necessities and a few cans or bags of pet food along with their favorite toys.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
According to the Sun Sentinel, the Colony's Vice President and General Manager says, "Each room and suite is different — no cookie-cutter rooms here — put together with a lot of vivid upholstery, unique lamps and artwork, many by local artists." During renovations, which start September 2nd, the hotel will be closed to guests.
The multi-million dollar renovation includes the rooms, restaurants and lobby. The Colony is a landmarked hotel, a block south of Worth Avenue.
Renovations to its 90 rooms will include new color schemes and floral patterns, and new bed linens. White bathrooms will get glow lights. High-tech new amenities will include smart TV's and Bluetooth-enabled telephones with built-in charges.
The hotel has a beautiful large room to fit a big audience, and I have attended Preservation Foundation events there. It offers a beautiful location.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Life is a beach!
Buy ($6MM), or rent ($25,000 annually, $45,000 seasonally)
Quintessential beach house3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths and private guest bath and bedroom
25’x19’ living room. Open floor plan with many windows providing light in major rooms. East exposure boasts sweeping ocean and beach views from all major rooms. Private direct beachfront gazebo and sunning deck, with stairs to wide sandy beach and ocean in Esplanade Estates, near desirable quiet north end of Palm Beach Island.
3828 living sq ft.
Private pool, 2 car garage, circular and long driveway
21'x16' master bedroom - DIRECT OCEAN VIEW and bath
Possibility of purchasing adjacent property
to have a family compound or built to suit
Come and see this wonderful getaway...
make it your major property!