Boasting a lineup of more than 80 vendors and featuring fresh fare from fruits and vegetables to coffee, meats, and baked treats, Parkland's Farmer's Market, sponsored by Mercantil Comercebank offers up local goods and family entertainment twice a month. Visitors can chow on Chef's mini cider donuts⎯made from a three-generations-old secret family recipe⎯available in a walk-around cone ($5) or immobile baker's dozen ($7) while exploring the market's booths. Load up on fresh, heart-shaped carbohydrates from Pasta Amore or cured, meat-shaped protein with 2-ounce bags of 100% natural, top-round steak jerky ($5) from Just Another Jerky Vendor. Visitors can meander at their leisure through an extensive selection ranging from cupcakes and spices to specialty teas and fresh-cut flowers. At the opening-day market on November 6, parents and their miniatures will be privy to activities such as free pony rides, jumps in the bounce house, crafts for kids, and live cooking demos for baby sous chefs.
When you stay at Embassy Suites Boca Raton in Boca Raton, you'll be in the business district and close to Lynn University and Florida Atlantic University. This hotel is within close proximity of Spanish River Park and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 263 guestrooms, featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Your bed comes with cotton sheets, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. 27-inch flat-panel televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. The complimentary shuttle will take you to the nearby beach or shopping center.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary manager's reception, held daily at late afternoon. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Planning an event in Boca Raton? This hotel has 6200 square feet (558 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
Some of Donn F. Flipse's earliest memories are of him wielding a broom, sweeping up the fallen petals and snipped-off stamen that have gathered around the feet of the floral designers at his family's flower shop. Eight-year-old Donn eventually moved up in rank, escorting arrangements to their destinations in the delivery truck as soon as he got his license. When he graduated college, he almost turned his back on the flower business his father and his grandfather built, but after mentoring under one of the shop's floral designers, he realized, “It was in [his] blood.” In 1990, he opened Field of Flowers in Davie.
The rose, he says, continues to be the most popular flower, although different breeds take the crown every so often—the current favorite is the garden rose, a throwback blossom like what might flourish in a well-tended backyard. Donn's favorites are the rose-like lisanthius and the Canterbury bells, which look delicate but are sturdy and long lasting, much like a quarterback who takes ballet classes.
Field of Flower's team of designers compose striking arrangements using popular flowers as well as rare blooms such as orchids or birds of paradise. The team also crafts design pieces for celebrations, with past creations including a french poodle sculpted from flowers and a Spongebob Squarepants–themed arrangements in which blue gel simulated the ocean, submerging plants in an under-the-sea wonderland.
At Boca Beauty Academy, clients aren’t just getting pampered; they’re helping future beauty professionals hone their skills. At the waterfront campus, students take in thorough classroom instruction, then use what they've learned during hands-on hairstyling, massage, skincare, and nail treatments. Rather than absorbing knowledge in stuffy lecture halls or through uncomfortable naps on textbooks, the licensed vocational school lets students loose in a real salon replete with styling chairs, nail stations, and a spa treatment room, where their clients bask in low-cost indulgence with products from Matrix, OPI, Pevonia, and Biotone.
Inside Learning Express Toys, children of all ages can find a host of entertaining and educational toys designed by brands such as Lego and Scientific Explorer. Seven days a week, staff members share their enthusiastic attitudes as they help children and parents peruse dolls and accessories, brain-stimulating word games, or science kits that fuel interactive learning. The store frequently holds special events for festive occasions, such as Father's Day and Lego Day, hosting such costumed characters as Santa Claus and welcoming royal delegates from the King of Legoland.
Since opening in June 2005, Postal Sweets has keep every inch of their 3000 square foot shop overflowing with bulk candies, plush stuffed animals, and kid-friendly gifts. Guests can fill small bags with any amount of loose candies and chocolates while packaged sweets, such as PEZ, Sixlets, and Sugar Babies, come in standard sizes. Postal Sweet also boasts a large collection of toys and gifts that range from Sesame Street dolls and Beanie Baby key chains to Hello Kitty accessories including notepads, stickers, and scratching posts for human claws.