March 16, 2015

Champagne Bash at The Barnacle

Save the date for the Commodore’s Party March 29 at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. This is the first year we are hosting a twilight tour of the historic house with complimentary champagne and hor d’oeuvres on the front porch overlooking the bay.  If you have never seen Ralph Munroe’s home, this is a fantastic opportunity for […]
March 3, 2015

Barnacle Visions – Special Art Exhibit in Coconut Grove

Ralph Middleton Monroe, one of the founders of Coconut Grove and the builder of The Barnacle, had a daughter-in-law who was a talented frugal seamstress.  (Nowadays we would refer to her as a forward thinking recycler.) Mary Poore Monroe never threw anything away. Whenever the sheets and pillowcases tore, she finely stitched them back to life, turning them […]
January 22, 2015

Hitchcock Film Festival at The Barnacle

Good Evening! Come on down to the waterfront tonight and enjoy two Hitchcock thrillers on the front lawn of The Barnacle, Friday, January 23, 2015. The Rope @ 7 pm The Birds @ 9 pm See one or see both.  Picnics are welcome and encouraged.  No alcohol served so BYOB.  Gates close 15 minutes after each movie begins.  No […]
August 23, 2014

Lofty Plan to Bring Back the Coconut Grove Theater

I attended a meeting last night at City Hall in Coconut Grove that pitched an alternative $45 million proposal to rebuild the Coconut Grove Playhouse. This version of a theater center would be operated by the Adrienne Arsht Trust under the current agreement with the county.  If not governed by the Arsht Trust, a 501c3 trust board could […]
July 31, 2014

Bianco Gelato Opens in Coconut Grove

What could be better than cold, creamy gelato on a scorching hot day in Coconut Grove.  Federico and Carla Di Franco, originally from Milan,  just opened Bianco Natural Organic Gelato on Commodore Plaza. Made with Love Not Chemistry Their authentic fruity Italian gelato is handmade with fresh organic fruit and pure mineral water.  It’s also dairy-free and gluten-free.  […]
July 19, 2014

JUST SOLD MODERN COCONUT GROVE TOWNHOUSE

  I just closed on this fabulous Coconut Grove townhouse at 3177 Florida Ave. This place is absolutely divine.  Not only is it located on a quiet charming street, but it is walking distance to everything Coconut Grove. I represented the buyer of this modern townhouse, listed by Jessica Adams of the Riley Smith Group.  This stunning place […]
June 14, 2014

Father’s Day- Classic Cars and Cigars at The Barnacle

Celebrate dad with classic cars and hand-rolled cigars. Let dad leisure in the biergarten while the kids have a blast doing arts and crafts. Bring a picnic or grab a Barnacle burger while listening to live music on the bay. If you haven’t already gotten dad a gift, this is it.  No tie needed.  He […]
June 10, 2014

Inventory of Homes for Sale is on the Rise – Especially in Palmetto Bay

There are definitely more homes on the market this year over last.  Take a look at the graph to the right that compares single family homes for sale between Jan 1 and June 1 in 2013 and 2014. Palmetto Bay has seen the greatest increase in homes for sale, up by 44%.  This is a super hot area to […]
May 5, 2014

Cozy Cottage for Rent in South Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove cottages rarely come on the market. Are you looking for a sanctuary with absolute privacy, peace and quiet and the Grove lifestyle? This cottage is on a fabulous street surrounded by lush landscaping and tucked away next to the main house. It has one bedroom, one bath, a screened-in porch, terracotta floors and a kitchen with a dishwasher, gas stove and […]