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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
Kelly Conway. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Savoring Spain with Kelly Conway

For the software developer, author, art collector, and Iberophile, life is full of new adventures
Indian River County is home to loggerhead, green, and leatherback sea turtles, all of which nest on local beaches. Photo by Sam Wolfe

Hatching Plans

For Indian River County biologists, studying sea turtle nesting habits is a day at the beach
John “Fitz” and Molly Fitzpatrick make the Riomar area their Vero Beach home. Photo by Kelly Rogers

John Fitzpatrick is a Wing Man

Birds are nature’s voice, and John Fitzpatrick has spent his career showing us how to tune in to their message

After the Storms

Stormwater Management not only protects the lagoon. It can create wonderful wildlife habitats
The “Art V,” an RV painted by Ross Power’s son Pablo, sits in the backyard of Power’s Edgewood home. He’s planning to use the Art V as the backstage space for the lychee tree events

Inside Ross Power’s Artistic Vision

Sculptor Ross Power, a member of Vero Beach’s new Art Village, creates pieces for a variety of environments
Hernandez is part of a group of local professionals who find time around their workdays to take advantage of optimal surf conditions

From Board Meetings to Surf Boards

Meet seven local professionals getting stoked about carrying their passion out of the office and onto the waves
Ava Grayce Sanders wins the barrel racing event with Tampa Bay Rey Deal, “King,” at the 2021 National High School Finals Rodeo held in Lincoln, Nebraska, in July. Photo by Acentric Rodeo

Ava Grayce Sanders on Galloping to Glory

When it comes to barrel racing, the Vero Beach High School junior is not horsing around
This mural design, part of Scalamandré’s Grand Tour collection, incorporates artifacts of ancient Rome. Courtesy of Scalamandré

Paper Trail

Wallpaper has enjoyed a centuries-long history, and today the options are seemingly endless
Cabane des Douaniers by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 23.63 x 27.88 inches

“Hidden Treasures” at Vero Beach Museum of Art

Selections from local collectors take center stage in Vero Beach Museum of Art’s latest exhibition
Spider monkeys can be distinguished from one another by facial expressions, coloring, and tail positioning. Scientists at Brevard Zoo say Mateo is easily recognizable by the constant look of surprise on his face.

Mateo the Spider Monkey at Home at Brevard Zoo

A rescued spider monkey gets into the swing of things at his new Brevard Zoo home
The metal pergola was originally a wooden lath structure sandwiched between two plant houses offering orchids and other plants for sale. Photography by Patrick Merrell

A Tale of Two Gardens

McKee Botanical Garden continues to evolve from its origins as a roadside jungle attraction
Colors in the media room complement the eye-catching painting that serves as a focal point. Photography by Jessica Glynn

Nature and Nurture Mingle in Vero Beach Home

A long-held vision blends with contemporary design ideas to create a seascape sanctuary for a New England couple
Missi Rothenberger has several paintings of cows throughout her home, a nod to Rick’s family-owned dairy business in Pennsylvania. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Creating a Safe Harbor

Missi Rothenberger singlehandedly navigates a shared dream to create a shipshape home in The Moorings
Celine Dion asked to wear the Spring 2019 chartreuse tulle gown on her tour and kept it in her personal collection long after wearing it onstage while performing in London

Sartorial Star at Fashion Meets Art

Designer Christian Siriano brings his fresh, fun, ‘fierce’ style to Vero Beach Museum of Art's Fashion Meets Art 2022
Terry Grage views images from his telescope via video monitors inside his backyard shed, also known as Mind’s Eye Observatory.

Carpe Noctem: Seize the Night

Astronomer Terry Grage travels the universe from his backyard
Apollo, a 5-year-old kitty, is a resident at a Fellsmere barn-turned-cat cottage operated by For the Love of Paws. Photo by Kelly Rogers

Labor of Love

For the Love of Paws helps seniors in need keep their beloved companions by their sides




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