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.

So there.

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


We do declare, it all started so innocently....

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!


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.


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.


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.


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...


Sunday, March 7, 2010


Miss Vero is surprised that not more has been said in the local media regarding the newest boutique hotel on the beach, The Surf Club. The old Vero Inn has been remodeled and updated in refreshing beach chic. A unique spot, that reminds us pleasantly, of old Florida. We can just picture folks in their best pink and lime green outfits, on a lazy Sunday afternoon lolling about, enjoying cocktails and conversation.

Dukes bar, with it's retro surf decor, promises to be open seven days a week -which of course, we love. From our sampling of food at the opening party, a few weeks back, we are certain to find things we like on the menu. At the Sea Grill, which is located near the pool, Miss Vero will be taking advantage of the fresh air before those dreaded, swelterin’ summer months get back, which is just around the corner, hunnies!

At the VIP event last month, we had a chance to chat with host, Mr. Gary Hughes and later with Mr. Anil Dang, who was kind enough to send us a few pictures. We also took a few our self, did y’all notice the publications available in each room?

Pictured - Designer Robin Bell, a guests at the party (we apologize Mr. Dang did not send the names). Mr. James U. Clarke - a gracious gentlemen whom we’ve seen previously in the press, partying with The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is one of the managing partners of the Surf Club Hotel and was instrumental in preserving the old Bradley Park Hotel in Palm Beach.

The Surf Club Hotel also has some fabulous pictures on their facebook page, while their website is simple and gorgeous. Miss Vero encourages everyone to check it out, perhaps we’ll see y’all there? We hear that some great parties are just around the corner...

Yes, another fabulous place in Vero Beach to spend some, relax and offer to our out of town friends. Oh! Did we mention our pampered pooches are welcome too?

Miss Vero is so pleased when folks invest in our community, while maintaining its charm. Thank you Surf Club and…


Thursday, March 4, 2010


...don'cha, don'cha?

Well no hunnies, it's about MissVero isn't it?

Good, now that we have that cleared up, let's talk about folks that cooperate and don't pull each other apart. Last week Ben Prestage performed at Undertow and we were so pleased when we got this e mail from Miss Lynn at Bodega Blue;

"I get asked at least once a day "when is Ben playing at Bodega again?"...well, we don't have another date yet but Ben assures me he will once he gets his schedule together for the summer. So in the meantime, let's take a BODEGA BLUE FIELD TRIP down the street to our good friend Kitty's place...THE UNDERTOW tonight, Saturday Feb. 27th at 8PM to see BEN PRESTAGE!!! See you there!"

And that hunnies, is how to behave with class.

Miss Vero, as always, has been busy, busy, busy!

We've been attending some incredible "House Concerts", the latest show at the home of a wonderful couple, (we'll call them "The Avalons") hosting the talented Mr. John Flynn, presented by the magnanamous T-Shirt Cathy (a nickname given to her by Arlo G.) and attended by the Count and Countess du Roseland. Wow. But just check out Mr. Flynn's site to get up to speed.

Here is a photo of Mr. Flynn, Mr. Nelson and Mr. Guthrie, at one time but not that particular time...

Mr. Flynn was also given the guest house during his stay at the home of our dear friend Fashionista Frannie, who is rummaging through Miss Vero's closet as we speak, for cowboy attire and a fabulous easy-rider-esque fringe jacket to wear to this year's Citrus Gala and Cattle Barons' Ball, happenin' this Saturday night. Hard to believe it's the tenth year of this event, especially when Miss Vero remembers gettin' our picture taken for the saucy-glossy-just launched, Vero Beach Magazine at the first ball!

Miss Vero cannot attend this year's event due to a previous engagement and let's be honest hunnies, we are pacin' ourselves for what will be the most TREMENDOUS OSCAR PARTY IN VERO HISTORY!

At the home of the most fabulous entrepreneurial couple in town, we would spill all the details but let's just say, the last time we attended a soiree at their palatial estate, it took us months to recover. Yes, kids some things are better left to fuzzy memory. One lesson learned - y'all cannot go for a dip in the pool with an iphone and save your cocktail in the process. Well, drink and learn, that's our motto!

And on a sad note, One of Vero's first ladies - Miss Lucy Auxier passed away last week. Miss Vero is proud to say that we remember Miss Lucy fondly. With her passing, yet another part of what was Vero, has gone too. Please children, Miss Vero begs y'all, please learn your Vero history: has a lovely memorial post and we whole heartedly encourage y'all to read it and remember a woman who did some many great and wonderful things for our community.

Bless you Miss Lucy...


Tuesday, March 2, 2010


...Sunday did "Pick-Up"! Check out our morning with Mayor Kevin Sawnick!