In this issue:

A curved sofa in the living area creates an inviting space for family to gather and relax. Photography by Brantley Photo

Loving the Lifestyle

The pandemic propels a family to return from London to a cozy, colorful Windsor home
Max Secunda is proud of his students’ achievements on the pitch and gratified by the positive life experiences that polo gives them. Photo by Deitch + Pham

Hand on the Mallet

The next generation of polo players ensures a bright future for the sport
Candyce Klooster Speck’s small studio on the Indian River Lagoon is filled with light and color

Living Color with Candyce Klooster Speck

In both life and art, Candyce Klooster Speck keeps all doors open
Photo by Seaglass Photography

Like Mother, Like Daughter

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked four mother-daughter duos to share the secret to their close relationships
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Savoring Spain with Kelly Conway

For the software developer, author, art collector, and Iberophile, life is full of new adventures

Explore the Area

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Opening Doors

Sometimes uncertain times require a fresh approach, even to fresh produce. Brittany Swartz, manager of the Farmers Market Oceanside, created the Farmers Market drop off program to ensure that local artisans could get their products to customers, without anyone having to leave the safety of home.
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Cycling and Recycling

Cycling is an excellent way both to explore and get exercise. In the Vero Beach community, it also provides the opportunity to give back.
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A Stable Environment

Winston Churchill famously said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Those who have experienced that special bond with an equine companion, like the team at BG Equestrian, would certainly agree.
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Outlining the Inlet

It's hard to imagine a time when the Sebastian Inlet didn't connect the Indian River Lagoon to the Atlantic Ocean. Today's peaceful waters belie the inlet's storied past.
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Flying Wright

Vero Beach justifiably boasts of one of the most active general aviation communities in the nation.

Pickleball Takeover

The sport’s appeal is instantly apparent: Pickleball is fun.




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World of Glass

Meet Karen LaMonte, the artist behind the sculpture "Reclining Dress Absence" in the VBMA's permanent collection at VBMA.

Fashion Meets Art

Supermodel Kim Alexis will speak at Fashion Meets Art event, an occasion styled to encourage happiness and inspire imagination.


Green Cuisine with Lisa and Anthony Damiano

The chef-owners of Counter Culture share three delicious whole-food, plant-based recipes

A Holiday Feast

Holiday cooking shouldn’t be stressful. This month, we’ve created three dishes that will be fancy enough for the occasion but without requiring too much fuss to prepare. This month’s menu features an appetizer, and entrée and a dessert that can be prepared at least several hours in advance. Dig into this colorful trio of courses and enjoy!


A Slice of Paradise

These Connecticut empty-nesters found the perfect spot to build their dream home in John's Island. "We love the people and the relaxed, low-key vibe; we really just fit in here," Nancy Ozizmir says.

Ain’t Life Grand?

Members of Grand Harbor Golf and Beach Club claim the people are the heart and soul of the club. Now those people are the club's owners, and it's a bright new day. Member Kathy Tonkel notes, "We are very optimistic and pleased with the direction the club is going."


Exploring History

The discrepancy in where Juan Ponce de Leon landed is significant — about 150 miles. Of interest to Indian River County residents is that, instead of four counties away, 20th century historian and navigator Douglas Peck estimates that the historic landing took place in the southern stretch of neighboring Brevard County, just a few miles north of what is now the Sebastian Inlet.

The Gang’s All Here

Over the years, while Vero Beach has been become home to thousands of solid citizens, it appears that it was also home to a few bad apples of the gangster variety also walked our streets decades ago. “Entrepreneurs” John J. Williams and Harry Roberts leased what would later become the Ocean Grill, but they hailed from the Chicago nightclub scene and its organized crime-affiliated gambling establishments.