It's Florida beach season, and Fort Lauderdale is calling. (Pixabay)

This Week at Home: South Florida Vibes

With the arrival of fall, those who live in—or plan to visit—South Florida will cheer the end of the rainy season and the beginning of stone crab season. There’s plenty to look forward to all winter long—including a wide mix of festivals and the chance to hit the beach, day after sunny day.

Lee Brian Schrager will preside over the 2019 South Beach Food and Wine Festival, February 20-24.

Lee Brian Schrager will preside over the 2019 South Beach Wine & Food Festival, February 20-24. (Facebook)

Someone Who Inspired Us

This February, founder and director Lee Brian Schrager’s Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival will once again take over Miami and Fort Lauderdale’s food scenes with more than 100 events. To date, the annual event has raised more than $28 million for the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.

The vibrant Hugo beach towel by Missoni runs $243.

The vibrant Hugo beach towel by Missoni runs $243. (Missoni)

Add It to Your Wish List

Don’t be just anybody at the beach, by the pool, or on the yacht. In South Florida, even drying off after a swim requires serious style. Be visible with an iconic Missoni terrycloth beach towel. Or, for the ultimate in luxury brand shout-outs, reach for a Louis Vuitton beach towel.

Check It Out

Corcoran is marking the South Florida season with the opening of two new offices: 400 Royal Palm Way, Suite 110, in Palm Beach (now open) and 480 Hibiscus Streeet, Suite 115, in West Palm Beach (coming later this fall).

The offices feature a full complement of Corcoran agents and support staff who are ready to share their expertise. Corcoran also operates a third office in the region, at 901 George Bush Boulevard in Delray Beach.

Art Basel kicks off in Miami Beach on December 6. (Courtesy Art Basel)

Art Basel kicks off in Miami Beach on December 6. (Courtesy Art Basel)

Know Your Stuff

Festival season offers plenty of juried art shows and fairs, ranging from October’s Annual Las Olas Art Fair to the Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Weekend Art Festival to Art Basel Miami Beach the first week of December. Brush up on art and design basics—and score good fare in the process—at the Grandview Public Market, a food hall extraordinaire and the Norton Museum of Art’s temporary home while its West Palm Beach digs undergo expansion.

Home Goals

65 Curlew Road, Manalapan

65 Curlew Road, Manalapan. Corcoran

65 Curlew Road, Manalapan

65 Curlew Road, Manalapan Corcoran

65 Curlew Road, Manalapan