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Attention Country Music Fans! Tortuga Music Festival has Announced the 2019 Dates!

Saturday, July 07, 2018

I'm excited to post a blog on what is fast becoming one of the biggest music festivals on Fort Lauderdale Beach, The Tortuga Music Festival. With attendance of over 100,000 visitors in 2017, this three day musical adventure draws numbers in accordance with other huge name festivals, such as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and Coachella Music Festival. Every year Tortuga offers three days of country, pop, and other diverse sounds. Performers have included Eric Church, Keith Urban, Spearhead, Snoop Dogg, Cheap Trick, Shaggy, and more.

Fort Lauderdale city commissioners have confirmed that next year’s festival will take place April 12-14, 2019. Headliners and ticket prices were not revealed, however that information is usually kept top secret until November.

Tortuga Music Festival is not only about great music, but has a deeper message about ocean conversation and the environment. A portion of proceeds benefit the Rock the Ocean Foundation, a cause benefiting 5 core conservation efforts. The efforts are shark conservation, turtle conservation, marine pollution, overfishing, and coral reef degradation. Ultimately Tortuga Music Festival has been able to donate over $300,000 to Conservation Village, which consists of 30 organizations including the Guy Harvey Foundation, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.), University of Miami, Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, and Surfrider Foundation that provide awareness on issues impacting the world’s oceans and teaches individuals how they can support scientific research, education, and ocean conservation initiatives.

Be sure to check my blog for more updates on Tortuga Music Festival as they come along!



 

Attention Luxury Seekers! Here are All of the Facts Explaining Why Diplomat Penthouse 2901 is the BEST Choice for You!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

WHO?

You are a person who appreciates the finer things in life. You believe the beauty is in the details, and can find the positive in almost every experience. Whether you are staying home and enjoying a glass of wine with friends, or traveling across the world on a quest for personal fulfillment, you relish every moment life has to offer.

WHAT?

Stunning Diplomat Penthouse 2901, located at 3535 South Ocean Road in Hollywood, Florida.

WHEN?

ASAP! Why waste any time when the home of your dreams is waiting for you?!

WHERE?

The prestigious Diplomat Oceanfront Residences Community, where the resort-style amenities are unparalleled. In addition to being within walking distance of the beach, amenities include fabulous luxuries such as heated saline water pool with beach and pool service (iced bottled water included), spa with locker rooms, sauna, fitness center, bicycle room, surround sound private theater room, card room, juice bar, entertainment area, library, ATM Machine and a barbecue at the Lanai Level. Even better, with the purchase of any Diplomat condo residents gain access to amazing discounts at the Diplomat Country Club with 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course and 15% discount on all food, beverage and Spa treatments. Play a round of golf, get a massage, and have a great meal all on the same day! Speaking of great meals, Diplomat Oceanfront Residences provides a plethora of delicious dining options, including Monkitail, Diplomat Prime, Point Royal (created by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian), and Portico Beer & Wine Garden.

WHY?

A better question is WHY NOT? This mind-blowing 7,861 square foot, 6 BR/8.5 BA Penthouse paradise is the pinnacle of luxury, elegance, and extraordinary South Florida living. Take note of stylish finishes and upgrades, such as gleaming marble floors, 12 ft. ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows that give ways to gorgeous water views, open gourmet kitchen, and over 5,700 sq.ft. of private terrace, where you can gaze at gorgeous sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy the dazzling 360 degree skyline. Those stunning ocean and city views continue into the large bedrooms which boasts lavish walk-in closets and chic onyx bathrooms. Penthouse 2901 also has maid’s quarters (perfect for those with in-house staff or just lots of friends!) and a private theater room, where all of your favorite movies can come to life from the privacy of home!

HOW?

Contact me, Bozena Kaluza, at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com to see this listing for yourself! You deserve to see this Penthouse in person and discover one of the most luxurious Residences in South Florida!



 

This Mediterranean Mansion by the Sea Showcases the BEST of Luxury Living! Perfect for Boating Enthusiasts!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

If you seek luxury in one of the most sought after real estate cities in the country, then this striking listing is a fantastic investment! 1535 East Lake Drive is located in Harbor Beach, a prestigious Fort Lauderdale community. Fort Lauderdale is known as the yachting capital of the world, and this Mediterranean dream home truly does the reputation justice! This estate comes complete with 100’ dock on wide, deep water and 30,000 lb. boat lift. Imagine spending a gorgeous South Florida night with friends and family on your prized boat, enjoying food, great wine, and even better conversation. As you watch the sun set over sparkling waters, you take in a refreshing Ocean breeze. The best part? Upon docking the boat you are only steps away from your breathtaking mansion, where more luxury awaits!

Spectacular contemporary design and exquisite detail adorn all 6,844 square feet of this majestic 6 BR/7.5 BA masterpiece. The Italian Renaissance décor has been executed to perfection, creating a chic, elegant atmosphere. Take note of dramatic 20 foot high ceilings that have been stylishly hand painted from Italy, remarkable arched doorways, gleaming marble floors, built-in elevator, and 3 gas fireplaces. This glorious estate is the BEST for entertaining guests, as it showcases the pinnacle of outdoor living! Enjoy your own private outdoor oasis surrounded by lush palm trees, pool deck with limestone finishes, dramatic pool, and generously-sized patio with gas fireplace, bbq, bar, and more! Everything you need to throw the best bash in town!

Harbor Beach is a prestigious community in Fort Lauderdale. This exclusive, gated community is mostly waterfront, and full of beautiful, sprawling estates that are a mix of Mediterranean and contemporary architecture. As stated previously, this is an ideal community for those with boats, as many of the homes have private dockage perfect for accommodating luxury yachts and sport boats. Harbor Beach is also conveniently located to the best Fort Lauderdale has to offer! Take advantage of being only minutes from fine dining, the best private schools, golf courses, great shopping, gorgeous Fort Lauderdale beach, the Museum of Art, and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

1535 East Lake Drive is definitely a MUST-SEE! Please contact me, Bozena Kaluza, at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com and see one of the most luxurious listings in Fort Lauderdale TODAY!



 

Get Ready for the Ford Lauderdale Air Show THIS Weekend!

Friday, May 04, 2018

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s the Annual Ford Lauderdale Air Show! Taking place on Fort Lauderdale Beach May 5th and 6th, this is truly an event not to be missed! Be dazzled by dozens of civilian and military performers performing unbelievable stunts in the sky. Headlined this year by the F/A-18F Super Hornet, this year’s show will blow you away.

According to the aircraft’s pilot, U.S. Navy Lt. Chris Walker, attendees can expect to see planes “flying up to speeds of about 620 knots, or 670 miles an hour, they'll see us fly upside down -- we'll do loops, we'll do all sorts of high-speed passes, and then we'll come in for a carrier break at one point and show you what it looks like right before we land on a boat.” Other performers include the New York Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III Demo and the U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo.

Ready to see all of the death defying action? Here are my top 5 picks to watch the Fort Lauderdale Air Show:

The Flight Line Club and Drop Zone Beach:

Watch the show while soaking in the sun on the beach! Tickets can be bought directly from the Ford Lauderdale Air Show. It will be hosting a VIP beach viewing experience called The Flight Line Club, as well as offering a general admission area called the Drop Zone Beach. VIP tickets are $179 and allow you to sit on the aerial 50-yard line. General admission is $29.75 for adults and $14.75 for children. Click here to find out more details.

3110 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.563.6917; fortlauderdaleairshow.com

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort:

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort will be hosting a special viewing party on May 6th, located on the oceanfront BalQony. Tickets are $45 and include valet parking, a DJ and a reserved spot on the viewing stage. Beer buckets and light-bite specials are available to order. A VIP upgrade will also be available for guests to access the lounge and bottle service.

505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.2222; eventbrite.com

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa:

The Atlantic Hotel & Spa will host watch parties on its fifth floor viewing deck. $99 tickets include a buffet-style lunch, three alcoholic drinks per person, live music and meet-and-greets with the Skytyper pilots. VIP Lounge add-ons are also available and include unlimited SKYY Vodka cocktails, a sushi and sashimi buffet and an air-conditioned lounge.

601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.8020; eventbrite.com

El Vez Fort Lauderdale:

Want to combine Cinco do Mayo AND the Air Show? Then new restaurant El Vez at W Fort Lauderdale is the perfect choice for you! Complimentary fare includes guacamole, grilled carnitas and corn. Signature margaritas will be available for purchase by the glass or pitchers, along with Mexican beers and more. Entertainment at the event will include El Vez himself, the namesake performer and Mexican Elvis impersonator, a social media contest, musical guests and lawn games on the deck with sweeping views of the sky.

401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.8336; wfortlauderdalehotel.com/el-vez

Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach:

Recently opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach will host its inaugural VIP viewing party on May 5 on the Sky Deck. The party will include valet parking, a DJ, reserved seating and unlimited Cinco de Mayo tacos and beer. The signature Cinco de Mayo cocktail, the Rosé Margarita, will also be served for guests to sip on as they watch the show. Tickets are $179 per person.

551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954.414.5100; eventbrite.com.

Have a great time!



 

Diplomat Dream Condo 1806 is the Epitome of Luxury! Ocean/Beach Views, Professionally Finished, and Upscale Amenities!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Picture waking up to a gorgeous South Florida day and watching a colorful sunset over the Ocean. After your morning cup of coffee, you have an amazing workout at the fitness center, grab a refreshing drink at the juice bar, and then relax your muscles in the sauna. All of this only an elevator ride away from your stunning condo.

If you lived in 3 BR/3.5 BA Diplomat Residence 1806, this life of luxury and convenience could be yours! Reward yourself with a breathtaking home full of style in one of the most prestigious communities in South Florida. Bursting with top of the line finishes and fixtures, it is obvious that no expense was spared, starting with the numerous floor-to-ceiling glass windows that illuminate all 3,050 square feet of this dwelling. Professionally finished, chic details such as beautiful wood and marble floors, and a fantastic gourmet kitchen equipped with Italian cabinets, subzero fridge, and Miele and Dacor appliances take 1806 to the next chic level.

Now for the pièce de résistance! It isn’t true South Florida living if you aren’t greeted daily by spectacular Ocean and beach views! With 2 spacious balconies, this Diplomat gem makes that dream a reality. Practice early morning yoga and meditation as a cool breeze runs through your hair. Need more excitement? Why not enjoy libations and laughter with friends on the terrace as you get ready for an exciting night on the town, the glowing lights of the city skyline beckoning in the background. Diplomat 1806 is only a short car ride from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale hotspots, so the options for a fun, memorable night are endless!

As mentioned earlier, Diplomat Oceanfront Residences has resort-style amenities that make every day feel like a tropical vacation. Take advantage of pool service (iced bottled water included), fitness center, sauna, spa with locker rooms, bicycle room, surround sound private theater room, card room, juice bar, entertainment area, library, ATM Machine and a barbecue at the Lanai Level. Especially impressive is the fact that Diplomat residents can also enjoy discounts at the Diplomat Country Club with 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course and 15% discount on all food, beverage and Spa treatments. Are you a foodie? Then you’ll love dining at Monkitail, Diplomat Prime, Point Royal, and Portico Beer & Wine Garden, all within the community!

Live the life you deserve! Contact me at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com and see this work of art for yourself!



 

Tortuga Music Festival Rocks Back Into Town April 6-8th! Great Food, Amazing Music, and a Great Cause!

Friday, April 06, 2018

It always gives me great pleasure to spread the news about one of my favorite Fort Lauderdale events! The 3-day Tortuga Music Festival rolls back into town this Friday through Sunday, and this year’s star-studded lineup may be one of the best yet! This year the show is offering attendees both single and three-day ticket packages, with musical act Florida Georgia Line headlining Friday, Keith Urban dazzling the crowd on Saturday, and Eric Church wrapping up the festival on Sunday. Other acts include Brothers Osborne, Cheap Trick, Dan + Shay, Kip Moore, Snoop Dogg, Shaggy, and Dwight Yoakam. In total 27 talented artists will take the stage at the 2018 Tortuga Musical Festival.

This is the 7th year Tortuga Music Festival has rocked an impressive crowd at Fort Lauderdale. Last year saw over 100,000 attendees, so make sure to secure your ticket now! One of my favorite aspects of this event is that it not only unites music fans across the country, but it also benefits the Rock the Ocean Foundation, a fantastic cause benefiting 5 core conservation efforts. The efforts are shark conservation, turtle conservation, marine pollution, overfishing, and coral reef degradation. The festival will host Conservation Village, where over 30 organizations including the Guy Harvey Foundation, Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P.), University of Miami, Bimini Biological Field Station Foundation, and Surfrider Foundation come together to entertain the crowd with games, interactive touch tanks, and cooking exhibitions that are not only fun, but provide awareness on issues impacting the world’s oceans and how individuals can support scientific research, education, and ocean conservation initiatives. Tortuga Music Festival has been able to donate over $300,000 to Conservation Village, which really highlights how this event not only contributes to Fort Lauderdale, but ultimately marine efforts around the world.

What better way to spend this weekend than checking out your favorite musical acts and giving back to the community? For more information, check out the official website where you can buy passes, register wristbands, videos of past festivals, hotel information, and the Tortuga Music Festival store (20% of proceeds are donated to the Rock the Ocean Foundation).

Be safe and have a wonderful time!

Florida Georgia Line

Keith Urban

Eric Church

Bozena Kaluza is an expert in South Florida real estate. Contact her to find your dream home!



 

Do You Love Ocean/Beach Views and Upscale Amenities? Then Diplomat Dream Condo 1806 is Your Dream Home!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

3 BR/3.5 BA Diplomat Residence 1806 truly offers the best in South Florida luxury. Absolutely breathtaking, it is full of top of the line finishes and fixtures. Tucked away in one of the most prestigious communities, it boasts numerous quality finishes in an open, bright atmosphere. Highlights include private foyer elevator, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, beautiful wood and marble floors, and the BEST gourmet kitchen equipped with Italian cabinets, subzero fridge, and Miele and Dacor appliances.

What truly takes Diplomat Residence 1806 to the next level of luxury are the spectacular Ocean and beach views. Enjoy them on 2 spacious balconies, and take advantage of having your own tranquil private getaway. Have a moment of morning reflection watching the sun rise over sparkling Ocean waters. Expecting guests? They’ll love eating delicious hors d’ouevres and sipping libations on the terrace as the city skyline glows in the background. You have best hotspot in town, all from the comfort of home!

Diplomat Oceanfront Residences has resort-style amenities that are unparalleled. Take advantage of pool service (iced bottled water included), fitness center, sauna, spa with locker rooms, bicycle room, surround sound private theater room, card room, juice bar, entertainment area, library, ATM Machine and a barbecue at the Lanai Level. Diplomat residents can also enjoy discounts at the Diplomat Country Club with 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course and 15% discount on all food, beverage and Spa treatments. One of my favorite perks are the fantastic dining options, including, Diplomat Prime, Point Royal, and Portico Beer & Wine Garden.

Simply the best! Contact me at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com and discover the best real estate in town!



 

Diplomat Oceanfront Residence 2102 Showcases Luxury and Spectacular Ocean Views!

Friday, March 09, 2018

One of the best aspects of South Florida living is being able to enjoy beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and the best in food, art, and nightlife on a daily basis. Why not enjoy it while living in the pinnacle of luxury?

Chic elegance is perfectly captured in oceanfront Diplomat Residence 2102. At 3,003 square feet, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom condo has a light, open atmosphere that is incredibly inviting. Natural light highlights upscale finishes such as marble floors, recessed lighting, beautiful open kitchen, and custom walk-in closets. Enjoy spectacular high floor views on 2 large balconies, where you can take in a morning cup of coffee before starting your day or relax watching the sunset over the Ocean as you unwind for the night. Diplomat Residence 1202 makes living the good life not just a dream, but an effortless reality.

This stunning condo is in one of the most desirable communities in South Florida! Diplomat Oceanfront Residences is a leader in resort-style livening, with amenities such as a heated saline water pool with beach and pool service (iced bottled water included), spa with locker rooms, sauna, fitness center, bicycle room, surround sound private theater room, card room, juice bar, entertainment area, library, ATM Machine and a barbecue at the Lanai Level. Additionally, with purchase of any Diplomat condo residents gain access to amazing discounts at the Diplomat Country Club with 18-hole Joe Lee-designed golf course and 15% discount on all food, beverage and Spa treatments. The Diplomat Oceanfront Residences is also attached to the Diplomat Resort & Spa, which recently had over $100 million in upgrades, including a variety of great new restaurants! These include Monkitail, Diplomat Prime, Point Royal, and Portico Beer & Wine Garden. The Diplomat even has exclusive VIP events in the building!

Are YOU ready to be a Diplomat VIP? Then contact me at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com and prepare to fall in love with this superb waterfront condo!



 

Gorgeous Aventura Home on the Intracoastal Waterway!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

3737 NE 214th Street #33 is a spectacular 2-story Residence in a prestigious, gated Aventura community. This 3 BR/4 BA town home is absolutely stunning, bursting with natural light that perfectly accentuates the bright, open floor plan. In immaculate condition, several added features and upgrades elevate this home to the next level of luxury, including 15 foot ceilings and an impressive modern kitchen showcasing Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets and Miele appliances. Gleaming marble floors wind through the dramatic foyer, spacious family room, chic formal dining room, and 2 large bedrooms on the main floor. Upstairs you will find an unbelievable Grand Master Suite, boasting a lavish bathroom and incredibly spacious walk-in closet.

Dazzling Intracoastal Waterway views steal the show at this listing! This condo boasts a roomy private patio where these views can be enjoyed in full effect. What an incredible space to enjoy a relaxing time with family and visiting guests! Additionally, a deeded private dock port comes included with this property and has no fixed bridges. The Ocean is only minutes away! Boating enthusiasts will love the convenience of watching the sun set over the water while taking a peaceful boat ride, then returning back to this private Aventura getaway. South Florida living doesn’t get much better than that!

Courtyards at the Point is an exclusive community in a great location. Sitting right between Aventura and Hallandale Beach, it is close to several exciting attractions, including Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort, which sports two 18-hole championship golf courses, and Gulfstream Park, where you can enjoy a day watching the races. It was designed by architect Robert M. Swedroe, which can be seen in features such as the dual column design and gorgeous waterfront views. Amenities are fantastic, and include multiple tennis courts, a swimming pool with nearby grill, a billiards area, sauna and even a nail salon!

Now take the next step and see 3737 NE 214th Street #33 for yourself! Contact me at 305-801-8363 or bozena@diplomatrlty.com for a detailed private showing!



 

Crave Fort Lauderdale Kicks Off Today! Check Out the Culinary Events Taking Over Broward County!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

As the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over Miami, Fort Lauderdale welcomes its own celebration of all things delicious with the 3rd Annual CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series, taking place February 21-25. Featuring an impressive list of A-list celebrity chefs, including Emeril Lagasse, Geoffrey Zakarian, and Andrew Simmern, this festival promises to delight foodies from all over South Florida!

This year, the CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series has incorporated a number of the signature elements seen at SOBEWFF, including seated wine seminars, official white beach tents, and the fan-favorite Lucky Chopsticks event, hosted by Andrew Zimmern Friday, February 23rd at the W Fort Lauderdale. In regards to the event, Zimmern is quoted as saying, “I hope it’s received well-I can’t imagine why it wouldn’t be. The event is fun, and the food is awesome.”

CRAVE has continued to see growth over the years. Since its inaugural year in 2016, where Taste Fort Lauderdale consisted of eight local events and drew around 1,500 attendees, CRAVE now features 11 events and a crowd of more than 2,200. Show organizer Lee Shrager observed , ”We knew there was demand because we knew we had a lot of people attending the South Beach festival from Broward and even further north.”

Get your taste buds ready and see one of the events for yourself! Check Out the 11 events taking over Fort Lauderdale through Sunday:

2018 CRAVE Greater Fort Lauderdale Series


BBQ Dinner hosted by Chris Lilly and Jorge Ramos- Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Clambake hosted by Emeril Lagasse and Jorge Ramos- Feb.22, 7 p.m.

Women of Syria Dinner hosted by Alon Shaya and Ingrid Hoffmann- Feb.23, 7 p.m.

Lucky Chopsticks hosted by Andrew Zimmern- Feb.23, 8 p.m.

The Champagne of Victors: G.H. Mumm and a History of Innovation- Feb.24, 11 a.m.

An Insider’s Tour of Six Pascal Jolivet Sancerres: Exploring Various Soil Types that Define Differences and Similarities- Feb.24, 12:30 p.m.

Rooftop Rosé Happy Hour hosted by Kristin Cavallari- Feb.24, 5:30 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Dinner: A Culinary Adventure- Feb.24, 7 p.m.

Grand Bloody Mary Brunch hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian and Aarón Sánchez- Feb.25, 11:30 a.m.

Dinner hosted by Dario Cecchini and Angelo Elia- Feb.22, 7 p.m.

Dinner hosted by Michael Schulson and Chris Cosentino- Feb.22, 7 p.m.

For more information on the events at CRAVE Fort Lauderdale and to buy tickets, click here.

Hope everyone has a great time!



 

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