Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
"It's official. We are on the air starting Monday 5 to 6pm on WAXE 1370am.
The Indian River Report is live and up to the minute. A full hour of news from Indian River and North St. Lucie Counties. News every 7 minutes for your drive home plus interviews with todays newsmakers. Find out what happened while you were at work.
The Indian River Report will be hosted by a number of different people and will be immediately popular because of its content not its personalities. The first host will be Charlie Wilson. Stay tuned for a roster of hosts and co-hosts to be announced."
Here's a pic of Mr. Wilson congratulating Mr. Flescher on primary night in the county commish race. We recently met with Charlie and he told Miss Vero that even though he's staying out of politics, he will still be in the public eye - or ear! We wish Charlie all the best in his new endeavor!
Don't have a radio? Who does? y'all can listen online! WAXE1370AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
Let me say that again, A FREE COCKTAIL PARTY AT MARK'S AT THE POINTE!
So we scheduled an appointment and Mark agreed to clear the place out for us because we knew this was gonna take some time. We suppose that after they had to use the Black and Decker heavy duty sander for our pedicure that hedge clippers and hazmat chemicals would have to be employed to fix our mane. Well, we walked right in and apparently, from Mark's expression, we were a tad overdue...
Our coif was as frazzled as our nerves and needed to be documented...
But hunnies, the results just speak for themselves...
Our favorite hair guy preforms his magic once again!
So what are y'all waitin' for? Call 772-492-8200, after all, if he can help ole Miss Vero, he really is magic!
Just a little side note: Mark is embarkin' on a new weight loss program and we wish him luck, although Miss Vero has absolutely no advice to give in this regard. Well, sugah there is a first time for everything.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Check out this map...
Is any one a bit perturbed yet?
Is it any wonder Miss Vero needs a good stiff martini right about now?
Friday, September 17, 2010
With such stellar coverage y'all would think that a little more info would be provided like, hey! Why is our little ole county in such a mess? What about all that dang stimulus money, wasn't that supposed to help, how much did we get? Where'd it all go?
Well hunnies, Miss Vero is feeling particularly generous today and we know that those folks over at the PJ/Palm are so overwhelmed, we thought we'd take two measly minutes out of our day to help 'em out a bit, here goes....
Marine Bank and Trust received 3 MILLION of your tax dollars under the TARP program. Now, before y'all get riled, those nice Wisconsin Farmers did manage to return $235,713 of it.
Oh and huh, they are the only bank in Indian River County to receive funds.
The city of Vero Beach received $2,186,651.00 for....
or over 9 million dollars according to another source.
Indian River County received $87,352,878.oo, yes, 87 MILLION!!! in grants and loans!
What's really interesting is to see the recipients of the loans. Where was Miss Vero the day that offer came out - "hey y'all, we got your stimulus money come on in for a small business loan!" Nope, don't remember hearin' that.
Ok, so now y'all have some ammunition. What y'all do with it is your choice.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Y'all may remember these wonderful images of Miss Vero in Las Vegas, Hollywood and Savannah, wearin' our favorite sandals of all time, which we have purchased right here in Vero Beach.
Well hunnies, after getting properly pedicured at Mark's at the Pointe, we decided to stop in and visit with Miss Cathy over at "Footprints" formally known as Stephen Bonanno's Sandals and Resort Wear. It seems that Miss Cathy has gotten involved in some legal squabble over the sandals and folks just don't know what to believe when they hear rumors or read minimal coverage of situations in the anemic daily newspaper, so natch, we had to get it straight from the source.
This is what Miss Vero has been able to understand - There was a huge investment on the part of Miss Cathy and her adorable husband Rob to take over a lease of a store in Stuart, open another one in Vero and all manner of what it takes in this economy to run a business.
Everyone knows that customers in Vero can be demanding, especially when your husband thinks you're payin' $100 or more for a pair of dang flip flops. (Rob told us about some women who don't want the box or bag and just slip them in their purse so that so their spouse is none the wiser!).
Howevah, let's remember that these are no ordinary toe thongs but the coolest, most comfortable resort sandal y'all could possibly wear. So of course there is a high demand. Cathy and Rob know that customer service is the key and when custom orders were taking more than three or four months, they knew they had to remedy the situation. So they resourced their product from the other Bonanno sandal factory, so that they could deliver their orders as promised.
Now, of course there is a lawsuit involved and to be quite honest, Miss Vero tends to shy away from all the legal mumbo jumbo and prefers to see everyone involved have their day in court, not to mention we are not privy to all the exact details. So it would be unwise for us to comment, except that this sandal scandal seems to have a life of it's own. Let's just start with the other factory.
The other factory? Well yes hunnies, guess what? Stephen Bonanno is not the only Bonanno in the biz, there's also his ex wife Monica. Now when Mister and Misses B got dee-vorced back in 2008, Miss Monica got the original factory and continued to produce the sandals that she and her husband had previously and mutually manufactured in West Palm Beach, calling her creations "Original Bonanno Sandals".
And after the parties parted, Mr. Bonanno set up shop in Stuart with his parents and sister, also manufacturing the sandals, calling his "Stephen Bonanno Sandals". He and his family claim that they have the original and had a hand in the creation of the famous Palm Beach style that was favored by none other than Mrs. Jackie Kennedy. In fact they have a photo of her on their website with a caption, so it must be true!
There's that famous photo again...
This time it's on the Jack Rogers website. Who is Jack Rogers? Oh, just someone else layin' claim to the famous style, only they call theirs the "navajo" and they're pretty popular too. Most fashion historians (yep, there is such a thing!) claim that Mrs. Kennedy did wear Jack Rogers.
In fact, we have nevah seen so much debate over a simple sandal. Would y'all believe there's even a third player in this pedi protest? Another person, Stephen Salario says that he is the rightful heir to the duplicated design!
Oh my, y'all could spend hours researchin' just who has the best, the most comfortable and the original and Lawd have mercy, we did just that. Interested in this hot debate? Check out some of the outrageous back and forth on this shameful shoe subject. Honestly, some of the accusations in the comment sections are scandalous!:
"Biscuits are Never Boring"
"Jen Fitch Style- Who made Jackie's Sandals?"
"Pink Preppy Party girl - Jack Rogers, Stephen Salario and Stephen Bonanno... Oh my!"
"Glamour Fashion Blogs"
Our favorite comment was on the blog "Millie Deel - all For a Picture of Jackie O"
"The sandals were originally made by my grandmother's brother, Luigi Pucillo. He used to display them in his brother, Gus Pucillo's famous Worth Ave., Palm Beach restaurant, The Petit Marmite. The Kennedy family frequented this restaurant and that is how Jackie O got to wearing them."
Because it seems, the only one thing that anyone can agree on is, that Mr. Luigi Pucillo was indeed the original maker of the sandal. Now, who else has legitimate claim to being a co-cobbler, we'll never know.
All we do know is that we love our sandals and we are happy to get them locally from Miss Cathy which brings us right back to where we started hunnies and that is Vero Beach.
Cathy and Rob Riggs will be opening "Footprints" at their new location on Ocean Drive, in just a few weeks and when they do, Miss Vero will be there to take some pictures of the new store and tell y'all about it.
The most important thing to remember is this - we are all about Vero and supporting local business. We understand how many folks are strugglin' with keepin' their small storefronts up and running and we're glad to have them, whether on the beach, downtown or in between!
Oh...and we could always use another pair of sandals, after all, it is Florida hunnies!
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
And so we got to thinkin', should we share the secret of our special pamperin' place with y'all? Well yes, we think we should!
We have finally discovered the best place in Vero to have a pedicure - Mark's at the Pointe!
In a quiet corner, tucked in the back, is a delightful little place to have our -nevah in closed shoes toes- polished up just right...
It was so relaxin'to sit a spell and look out over the water, a libation in hand, while a big ole manatee lazily swam by...
And Miss Melanie is one of the nicest people who is willing to perform this arduous task...
...because honey our puppys were lookin' like we had just come from hobbit land...
And now they look and feel like angel feet!
We sure don't know how Mr. Mark did it, but he has created one of the hottest salons in Vero. Not on the beach and not in town, but a perfect location in just the right spot - Royal Palm Pointe. We can't wait to go back again next week for a major makeover in the hair department. Would y'all like to see some before and after photos? Of course y'all would!
We'll work on that, but in the mean time what don't y'all check out the contest on their web site, it's a deal right after our own heart -
Mark's At The Pointe
Tell us about your group!
You could win
a girls night out!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
We do plan on returning to a more timely schedule of bloggin. Why, y'all may ask? (we certainly had to ask) Well, so many of you have expressed a sincere disappointment in the lack of entertainin' local material. Looks like we're gonna have to oblige...
But until our fabulous return (and we promise it'll be soon, with new and exciting ideas!), please check out our wonderful sponsors and especially this site!
We miss y'all!
Saturday, July 31, 2010
We all had a good laugh about someone posting Mr. Lemmon's face and other lame excuses for humor, howevah, we spoke to a friend tonight that said her computer froze and had to be rebooted three times. So now we know that the slimy troll is not only a troublemaker but an evil one to boot!
Thanks for y'all bein' so supportive and understanding.
email us if y'all overly curious.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Was it any wonder that Miss Vero instantly fell in love with the gorgeous print on the wall in STAX? What's that? Just what exactly is STAX? Well, we did tell y'all that Miss Kitty Wagner sold the Epicenter of Cool- Undertow and it is now officially reopened and renamed "STAX".
As fond as our memories will be, the new restaurant has seamlessly blended the best of Undertow with a complete makeover and fascinatin' new menu. First of all, the old girl has gotten a new dress, thanks to the magic of Eco Colour. The interior is fabulous and the restrooms are chic and Veroesque - another great addition to the downtown scene.
Miss Vero was kindly invited to the soft opening last Wednesday night with many family and friends of the new owners Jim and Jane, who are long part time (and now full time!) residents of Summer Place.
Chef Josh Niebels turned out some new favorites like cheese crisps with cream-cheese pepper jelly (a Southern staple, sugah) and a lick-the-plate asparagus and fruit salad with a yummy Asian dressing. Nothing on the menu over $18 and that includes a melt in your mouth, buttery filet mignon.
In fact, Miss Jane has the menu "stacked" so that chicken, salmon, mahi, tuna or the buttery filet can be added to any small plate or salad and most of the chefs presentations are "stacked" as well. Our particular favorite is the corn pudding base that is "stacked" with a green salsa, red Mexican BBQ sauce and pulled pork.
So now y'all get the name right?
We also like the idea of having continuous service from noon through dinner, so that if y'all would like to go in for cocktails and appetizers it's a treat to be able to enjoy some Smack fish spread with your favorite libation, indeed it still remains a full liquor bar. Y'all do know about Smack, right? Oh, hunnies it is the absolute best fish spread EVAH!
Miss Jane also suggested coming in late in the evening for a sweet fix and the New Orleans bread pudding is to die for, so save room for this one kids.
So there y'all have it - Official Grand Opening, Sunday May 16th. Miss Vero suggests that y'all get in a little sooner before the word gets out. Who will be able to resist great food, wonderful hosts and reasonable prices? Y'all will see some familiar faces and a few reminders of the Undertow but hunnies, this is definitely not the same old place and we doubt there will be any dancing on the bar anytime soon. Looks like Miss Vero will just have to calm down a bit!
Check out the STAX facebook page for all the details and check out Miss Vero's facebook page for a few pics.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Do y'all think that it would be news worthy to interview the Democratic candidate opposing birth-certificate-obsessed Congressman Bill Posey? Nah, not here in good ole Red Indian River County, hunnies.
But Miss Shannon Roberts was there to meet, greet and collect the necessary signatures to get her on the ballot and guess what SHE'S A ROCKET SCIENTIST!!!!
No, not really. We were just takin' a tip out of the Congressman Posey alarmist playbook.
But she did work for NASA and has some real qualifications like a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a minor in International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Public Administration Degree from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Doctor of Public Administration Degree with a focus on government and business effectiveness from the University of Southern California.
It is Miss Vero's pleasure to introduce to y'all - Miss Shannon Roberts! Who will, if anyone who has a brain votes, be our next United States Congresswoman.
Now if y'all think we're being a little unfair to our Republican Realtor incumbent, Mr. Posey, we'll just provide y'all with the information to make an informed decision all by your selves:
Miss Shannon Roberts for District 15
Mr Bill Posey currently representin' District 15
And quite frankly kids, we're just about as tired of him as he is of his cushy leather seat.
Oh yeah, we're done trash talkin', so let Miss Vero tell y'all about the coolest thing at the Democratic headquarters party last Sunday - THE BAND! They were the cutest bunch of kids we've evah seen in town, rocking with songs we actually knew the words to! Adorable! If there's one thing that Miss Vero loves, it's children that are useful. We can't stand spoiled little whiners "But I can't get a job, I'm only twelve!" excuses, excuses.
Anyhoo, they call themselves "Urban Warfare". They have a facebook page (doesn't everybody) that is in severe need of updating, hopefully our little blurb will prompt them to get up to speed. We hear that they'll be playing at the 2010 Hibiscus festival with another teen band called "Mercury", so we'll look forward to seeing lead singer Scott Tavlin and his crew. Y'all can click on the link for the very detailed info.
Our Democratic Mayor, Mr. Kevin Sawnick was in attendance and at this point we pretty much see him every where we go, so yes, he's out and about doin' his mayorly job. We don't think y'all need to see another picture of Mayor Sawnick from Miss Vero, so we decided to post a picture of some one who just looks like a politician.
Who is this gorgeous couple? It's Miss Vero's friends, Mr. Jorge Colon and his beautiful wife Mayra! Both talent attorneys here in Vero and we are honored to be of their acquaintance. A big MWAH! to our mutual friend, who made the introduction of Miss Vero to the Colons. Why are we so enamored? Well, in spite of the fact that every one would love to see Mr. Colon run for public office, he is busy with his work at Harvest Food Outreach, which deserves a post all it's own...
On Wednesday, Miss Vero was a guest at a luncheon that introduced us to a remarkable organization that is helping our community. In a packed banquet facility, we noticed a few big politicians (that would be Gary Wheeler and Wesley Davis) in a room of around 300. All joking aside (sorry we couldn't help our self), we were pleased to see the County Commissioners among the supporters for this incredibly important cause.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
If y'all agree with this Chinese Proverb (Yes, Chinese!) then we believe you would agree with the programs of Harvest Food & Outreach Center.
We Sincerely encourage y'all to check out the website and facebook page and to consider volunteering or donating to this organization. It is not very often that Miss Vero becomes serious and asks for y'all to do somethin' rather than party, so please hunnies take the time to do this.
Miss Vero can hardly keep up with our self these days and what have we been up to y'all may ask? Good things kids, good things. Now, if y'all have been paying attention - and we sure as sugah hope that's the case, y'all will remember that Miss Vero is neither a Republican nor a Democrat but an Independent who likes to think for themselves. That being said, we have indeed attended many a Republican function, because honestly y'all can't swing a cat without running into one. So imagine our joy when we get to even out the score card with a few, shall we say, more enlightened soirees.
One in particular that we are supportive and most fond of is Planned Parenthood. And those of y'all that think this is all about killin' babies need to get your ignorant heads out from behind your hateful signs and listen up. Perhaps if we can prevent a tragic, unwanted pregnancy from ever happening through education and birth control, the need for the thing that y'all hate so much, just might not be needed after all! Besides, y'all can't legislate morality any more than y'all can legislate stupidity. In other words kids, making somethin' illegal doesn't make it disappear, it only makes it accessible to those who can afford it. Rich women will still get abortions, only it'll be known as a "procedure" and poor women will have unwanted children or worse, die. Well that's the way it was before Roe V. Wade and that's the way it'll be if we ever go back in time. Period. Off our soapbox now, thank y'all very much.
What? Simmer down, we hear ya. Y'all don't want your tax dollars goin' to certain things. Yup, Miss Vero agrees whole heartedly. We don't want our tax dollars going to kill babies neither! Only the babies we're talking about are those that are some one's son or daughter in a foreign land. Bring those babies home NOW. Hey, Do y'all think if we stand in front of the recruiters office with a graphic sign, it'll end the "war"? See? It's a stupid idea.
Ayright, enough deep thinkin', let's talk about the party.
Miss Vero was so delighted when our high society friend, Miss Mary Schenkel, called and invited us to the Cocktails with a Twist party for Planned Parenthood, Tuesday night. Actually, all we heard was "cocktails...blah, blah, blah..." and we were out the door. When we arrived at the Vero Beach Country Club, not only were we surprised at the number of attendees but also at the wonderful evening planned. There were cocktails (of course), food, auctions, awards and incredible dancing. It was like a private show of Dancing with Vero's Stars. Miss Pam Director was not only a gracious hostess but dazzled the guests with her dancing talent!
Dr. Harold Schulman and his wife Rosie, who we knew many years ago, were feted and thanked for their tireless work with Planned Parenthood. Y'all can read Miss Mary's account (and see some really great pictures!) of the evening right here:
And while Miss Mary was working, we did manage to snap a picture of her! Y'all know she's gonna hate us for this, but oh well...if y'all go out with Miss Vero, be prepared to have fun!
Are they not just they most adorable girls you've evah seen? It's the Natalie's Orchid Island Juice girls! We love their commercial in the grove, we love their juice and we think they're doing an especially good job. How refreshin' to bring out some Orchid Island Juice to Polo on Sunday. Just goes to show, y'all nevah know who you'll meet at the polo field!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
On an other wise rainy and what could have been a boring Thursday afternoon, Miss Vero was introduced to the most amazing new product that we think will be a part of our regular repertoire. It just so happens that we have made the acquaintance of a wonderful gentleman, Mr. Christian Castren, who is the Vice President of Sales for this product. What is it y'all may ask? Well, it's Vodka distilled from Oranges! Florida Oranges! Could anything be more perfect for Miss Vero?
We are invitin' y'all to check out their website:
We certainly hope that it will be available in our area and perhaps some savvy barkeep or resort will be smart enough to offer it soon because it is exceptional. We can image Miss Vero with a chilled glass of 4oranges in our hand at all times and no, we have not been paid to say that, but we can dream!
VEGAS CAME TO VERO!
But it got bored quickly and left.
Ayright, for any of y'all that missed out on seeing Jambalaya, well hunnies, y'all most certainly did miss the most spectacular event that we have witnessed on a stage in this town. Evah!
We can't even tell y'all how long the show was, because we were slack-jaw and perpetually amazed - as was the rest of the audience from start to finish. It was truly astonishing and hunnies, that is quite a lot to say since Miss Vero has seen just about everythin'.
Combine Cirque du Soleil, a Broadway Musical, Las Vegas showgirls and Carnival in Rio with a Caribbean flavor, mix in a few of y'all's favorite songs and that would be just the tip of the iceberg. The first number sung by the incredibly talented Hunter Gerard ( who everyone fell in love with instantly) was "The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya". Boy, did it and how appropriate given that the after party was held at Costa D'Este.
Fabulous Producers and great friends of Miss Vero - Mr. Chris Foster and Mr. Mark Wygonik (along with Miss Tanya Burka - Amazing Aerialist Performer) have a hit on their hands!
Y'all would think that after a grueling show that the dancers would be a bit tired but these professionals danced it into the ground at Costa. Now we have nevah claimed to be a great photographer but Miss Vero did have to jump up to take this shot when the crowd gathered round Miss Cici Kelley as she danced to Beyonce's "Single Ladies". No big deal for Miss Cici, since she also happened to appear with Beyonce at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards performing the exact same routine. Yes Ma'am, that's a sample of the talent of this show.
Of course our little Liam and party girl Annie were having a splendid time!
Spanish Gutarist Kenny Nieves poses with principle singer and Motown recording artist Miss Regi Brown.
So many talented dancers and incredible singers Fredericka Meek and Travis Lathareo Clark were all on hand mingling with home grown Vero kids who have obviously done well for themselves as members of this exceptional show.
LUSH-CIOUS LIAM'S BIRTHDAY BASH!
It was quite a strange, eclectic but obviously party oriented little gathering. Y'all know there's so much we simply cannot show or tell, so here's the G-rated version kids:
Magnificent Megan strikes her best 1940's pin up pose - adorable!
Have y'all met Shorty? Well look out because this very tall drink of trouble is in town and brought his DJ skills to Dukes bar at the Surf Club Hotel for Liam's Soiree. Shorty's motto is "I spill more than most people drink". Oh, my. Miss Vero is betting that Shorty Vest will become quite the popular boy. Did we mention he's a model?
And here's Miss Claudia, Miss Caroline and that rascal Mr. Billy Collins sharin' the love. Poor Miss Claudia couldn't move a muscle because of a serious health issue, so we all made sure to keep her comfortable. Bless her heart for having the courage to come out on crutches, we all wish her a speedy and full recovery.
Fab Fun Freddy! Our dear friend, "Muse of the World" introduced us a while back and Miss Vero just loves Freddy, he's always so positive and high-larious-ly Fuuunnnneeeey. MWAH!
Dukes Bar at The Surf Club hotel -Sorry bar staff if we had y'all runnin' but thanks for being such great hosts! And one more pic we just love...
Shorty Vest and our Birthday Boy Liam. Liam started of the evening in cool white slacks with a blue paisley shirt and gorgeous white hat with retro stripes and later changed into his Lady Gaga inspired black cowboy ensemble. Quite a party indeed.
SUNDAY FUNDAY! ...BUT BOO HOO AND BYE BYE TO UNDERTOW!
It 's sad but true kids, Undertow, the "Epicenter of Cool" has been sold and the new owners are there as we speak transitioning smoothly with Miss Kitty Wagner. What are the details? Well, we suppose we'll all find out soon enough.
We're just so happy for Miss Kitty on her life changing year, the sale of Undertow and her engagement to handsome French Canadian, Mr. Pierre Doyle. Miss Vero and Miss Kitty have become quite close over the years and as much as we're gonna miss our favorite hang out, we are none the less, overjoyed for our friend's happiness.
What a turn out! Deb Daley and friends held a successful and fun- fundraiser for Relay for Life Sunday afternoon, with some fabulous raffle prizes and the greatest band to come out of Vero - The Land Sharks!
Perhaps our old pal, Mr. Max Newport can verify this but we somehow remember the Land Sharks playin' at Marvin Gardens back in the day. Y'all would have to be here more than twenty minutes to know that (translation - that's more then twenty years in Vero time).
Up to actual good this time -There's our Darling Miss Charlotte and Miss "BB" enjoying the fabulous weather on the patio of Undertow.
Miss Kitty enjoying the last days of her Kingdom.
LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST - THE CITRUS GRILL HOUSE...
The scene - an elbow to elbow packed veranda and dining room. Now, we could have taken a few pictures but to be honest, y'all would not have been able to recognize a soul. It was a Sea of Blue Blazers - the Island of John uniform and haute beach couture. Why, Miss Vero even noticed a perfectly coiffed matriarch in what was believed to be a classic pale yellow channel suit. Indeed.
Try as they might, the usual flock of well to do Veroites adored one another, yet the real belle of the ball was the food, the decor, the service and the perfect ocean views that is the Citrus Grill House.
We did have a little chuckle to see Mr. John Jetson (not attired in the obligatory blue blazer but just as fetchin') brush past us. Miss Vero had heard through the grapevine that he'd been askin' about us and well, there we were!
General Manager and gracious host Mr. Bob Moulder greeted us, as well as Chef/Owner Scott Varricchio. The attention to detail, from the tobacco barn wood floors in the dining room, to the delectable appetizers served meticulously by well trained and pleasant staff, will guarantee that the newest addition to Vero's dining scene will be an instant success.
Miss Vero recommends y'all make reservations.
And now, we must rest up for who knows what adventure is just around the corner, hope to see y'all soon...