Thursday, May 16, 2024

Web Extra: How to Beat the Summer Doldrums

In this Web Extra, Editor-in-chief Marie Speed suggests places to enjoy our sweltering summer—with no SPF required.

• A visit to the Norton Museum of Art, the Cornell in Delray or the Boca Raton Museum of Art, followed by lunch. Great art will get you right out of yourself and thinking. This is a good thing.

• Spend the afternoon at Town Center mall, even if you are not 15. In these days of lonely online shopping, we’ve forgotten how great it is to browse in person, and we’ve got the best mall there is right here, from luxury anchors like Neiman’s and Saks to fun smaller boutiques like Johnny Was and Lilly Pulitzer and Boll & Branch. Not to mention the endlessly I-did-not-know-I needed-it stores like Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn. Don’t even start on shoe shopping. Plus it’s cold, has a few great restaurants (Mariposa, anyone?) and perfect places to just sit and people-watch, an unparalleled pastime in Boca. 

• Chill out (literally) at the new Boca Ice & Fine Arts Center on Congress Avenue, our coolest new diversion and a place you can learn how to skate, experience a twirly bumper car on the ice (Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons), get frozen hot chocolate and more. Heat getting you down? Skip into this sleek ice palace and into another frooozzzeen world.

This web extra is from the July/August 2023 issue of Boca magazine. For more like this, click here to subscribe to the magazine.

Marie Speed
Marie Speed
Marie Speed is group editor of all JES publications, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Worth Avenue, Mizner’s Dream and the annual publication for the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce. She also oversees editorial operations of the company’s Salt Lake City magazines. Her community involvement has ranged from work with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce to a longtime board member position at Caridad Center. She is also on the George Snow Scholarship Fund review committee. She is a past officer of the Florida Magazine Association and a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida. In her spare time, Marie enjoys South Florida’s natural world through hiking and kayaking, and she is an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook.

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