Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming (Nik's Piks)


Spider-MAN? Well, maybe not quite yet, but this 15-year-old is getting there. We were first introduced to Tom Holland's Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) in the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War.  I loved him then, and I love him now in the recently released Spider-Man: Homecoming. Die-hard fans must forgive me. This is not a comparison to any other Spider-Man film or portrayal because I've never seen any others. With that said, I can only say this is yet another Marvel success and a truly enjoyable superhero film. 

"If you're nothing without this suit, then you shouldn't have it." ~ Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming is not an origination film, but is the coming of age story of the youngest Avenger. Having recently been recruited to assist Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, (Robert Downey, Jr.) in the battle against Captain America, Peter now finds himself back in his mundane high school life waiting to be called upon again to help the Avengers. In the meanwhile, he gains experience using his new suit created by Stark Industries and being the friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man by fighting crime in Queens, NY. When Peter finally stumbles upon something big - enter the after-plot of the 2012 film The Avengers - he must prove to Stark, and, more importantly, himself - that he is worthy of the suit and a place on the Avengers team. 

Holland is adorable (Yeah, I know, not the first word that comes to most people's minds when they think superhero.) and he, along with his sidekick Ned (Jacob Batalon) will have you laughing the entire film. The film also stars Michael Keaton as our villain, Vulture, Marisa Tomei as Peter's Aunt May, and Zendaya, as Peter's classmate, Michelle. 


Watch Official Trailer

Spider-Man: Homecoming is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence, some language, and brief suggestive comments. What does that mean for parents? There are a ton of loud explosives and action sequences that might be too much for young viewers, but nothing gory, and the worst of the language is "bullshit" and "shitty". In my opinion, as far as PG-13 superhero films go, this reboot of a Marvel classic is one of the more family-friendly films. 


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wonder Woman (Nik's Piks)


Well, I have nothing to say - nothing negative, that is.  I finally went to see Wonder Woman, a film I was excited to see, then wasn't, then heard such great things about it, I figured I would go.  However, I am sure that if someone (ANYONE) told me Chris Pine co-stars in the film as our heroine's love interest, I would have made a harder effort to get to theaters on opening weekend! Needless to say, Robin Wright's performance of Antiope made my day as well! 

"It is our sacred duty to defend the world." ~ Wonder Woman

As all first installments of superhero films go, the entire film is the backstory to Princess Diana aka Diana Prince, whose current day resurrection was introduced to movie fans in the 2016 film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  From the secret Amazon island of Themyscira, to the battlefields of World World I, the story of how everyone's favorite Amazonian came to be was nothing short of spectacular. In fact, don't be surprised if you get chills when she finally lets her hair down and goes to battle. 

Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman - strong, determined, and absolutely beautiful on the inside and out - not an easy feat when you consider she had some big shoes to fill.  I am sure the original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, was proud of Gadot's portrayal of the beloved television character Carter brought to life some 40 years ago! If I have to give one criticism about the film, I would say that it was a shame Warner Bros. didn't bring Carter back for a cameo appearance - you know, for old time's sake. How cool would that have been??!!

Watch Official Trailer

Regular readers know I prefer Marvel to DC, but, with that said this is the best DC film, and I loved the not-so-subtle messages of how humankind is its own poison. The film also boasts the first female director, Patty Jenkins, of a studio superhero film. Double bravo! This film will please most, if not all, moviegoers, whether they are comic fans or not. As of the writing of this review, the film is still out in theaters, so try and get there if you can. 

Wonder Woman is rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, and some suggestive content. 




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Monday, July 3, 2017

Szen Zone (Book Review)

NOTE: I received this book free from the author/publisher requesting an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's rules and guidelines.

The self-help book, Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change by Gary Szenderski took me months of attempting to finish it, and, although I made it through most of the book, I just couldn't do it.  It has a great concept - I mean, who doesn't need even a little bit of help being more positive - but, often the concepts were not fully explored. The book is very choppy and unclear.  

When I was first approached with this book, I was looking forward to it and figured it would make a great nightstand book - one that can be read piece by piece each night and reflected upon.  However, while Szenderski does provide the reader with some opportunity for self-reflection,  he provides little to no concrete steps for self-improvement.  At least, no innovative ones. 

I enjoyed some of the relatable stories and scenarios, and, at times, they did draw me in, only to lose me again with the imprecise chatter that followed. 

The best self-help books are written in a way that not only inspire and encourage, and identify common misconceptions or practices in us, but does so in an entertaining way. Unfortunately, this author falls short of that.  Overall, the book is nothing more than a collection of obvious observations with no new insight. 


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Guardians, Aliens, and Pirates! (Nik's Piks)


If you're a movie lover, you can't help but get excited about summer blockbuster season that begins in May and runs through August. For me, it marks the release of some much anticipated films. We are only in the first few days of June, and already the summer line-up is proving to offer relief from an otherwise dry year for the movie industry. So, hang on to your seats, as the world as we know it is taken over by guardians, aliens, and pirates! 

First up was Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - which brought back all our beloved characters from the franchise's first installment. The film continued with its sentimental undertones, but, some would argue, carried the sentimentality a bit too far. I liked it, however. The film is fun, the story line was interesting, and Baby Groot is the cutest thing to hit the big screen since the Minions. The music is also an added bonus. Guardians is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, brief suggestion content, and language. So, while you youngins might love superheros, I advise against bringing them to this film. For older audiences, this is one film that was worth the IMAX 3D ticket price. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Official Trailer

Next up is Alien Covenant, rated R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language, and some sexuality/nudity. It is the sixth installment of the Alien franchise.  Before I go any further, besides trailers depicting the iconic scenes of the first few films starring Sigourney Weaver, I had no prior experience with the series. I just never considered it my cup of tea. Therefore, the night before seeing Alien Covenant, I watched the film's precursor, Prometheus, something I highly recommend you do, if you too are going into Alien as a newbie. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Prometheus, a film with both a sophisticated plot and jump-scare moments.  Covenant had even more action and was a tad scarier, although the story line may have lacked the same depth. Still, I recommend this film to sci-fi horror fans. 

Alien Covenant: Official Trailer (viewer discretion is advised)

Last, in my first summer blockbuster marathon, is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  This is a franchise I am all too familiar with, having seen each of the first four movies multiple times. And, just when you thought the view couldn't get better than Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom, in comes Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner. Most moviegoers will agree that none of the sequels lived up to the original film, but (and maybe I am just getting too sentimental in my old age), Disney delivered on this one. The film is non-stop action and wit, and finally provides some closure to the lives of the original cast. However, despite the fact that Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) finally finds his treasure, this franchise may not over. Rumor has it that the sixth film is already in the works.  

I can say with 100% certainty, I was NOT expecting a Pirates film to get me choked up, yet it did - TWICE. The film definitely caters to fans (guilty as charged) who needed a bit of nostalgia.  Dead Men Tell No Tales is rated PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence and some suggestive content.  One word of caution, no matter how much your 6-year-old may love pirates, pirate ghosts may prove too scary for young viewers. 

Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Official Trailer

So what's on deck next? Wonder Woman opened this past weekend and The Mummy is opening later this week. Then it's time for Spider-man: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets all hitting theaters soon.  I haven't exactly decided which of these films I am willing to open my wallet for, but check back soon for more movie fun. 



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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Inspiration Lost




I can't believe we are on the back-end of May, and I am writing my first post of the month. To say I've put my blog on the back-burner since starting a new job is a gross understatement.  Having less time is definitely a factor. But, truth be told, I'm finding it difficult to find inspiration lately - in anything.

I've left countless books partially read on my nightstand over the last several months. I hardly make time to watch films these days, and even when I do, they don't inspire me to write a review.  (Maybe my choice of movies is to blame; I fell asleep during The Accountant not once, but twice!) Volunteering at my son's school and at the animal shelter has also taken a back seat, and this, too, has added to my sense of dissatisfaction with daily life.

My routine walks along the beach and hikes on one of the many local nature trails have ceased entirely since the year began - both of which helped me clear my mind and find my inspiration. Further proof physical exercise is as good for the mind as it is for the body. Sadly, there haven't been any long bike rides in recent weeks either.

A new job, life's daily stress, and personal struggles, coupled with being a full-time parent, have all contributed to the core of my issue - the complete lack of inspiration in my life. Since the beginning, my blog's motto has been "We're all inspired by something; we just have to calm our minds to find it."  I am working on finding that calmness again, but I'd be lying if I said it is proving to be an easy feat.  

At this point, I am learning to take one day - AND ONE CHORE - at a time, but for someone who likes to feel accomplishment at the end of each day, telling me to slow down and put things off to the next day only adds to my inner stress levels. 

I know eventually things will all settle down and life, as I've dreamed of living it, will come back into focus. In the meanwhile, my lavender oil remains at my bedside (since the lavender fields of France are out of reach) to help relax me, and my eyes remain on my blessings, in particular my two children as I watch them become the adults I had hoped to raise. 

I hope my schedule this summer allows me a little more time to write, and maybe the more relaxed routine will help me find some inspiration. If you have any suggestions on how I can get inspired again, I'd love to hear them. Until then, thanks for checking in and reading.






Friday, April 28, 2017

Florence Foster Jenkins (Nik's Piks: Movie Review)


"He didn't understand musicians. We'd rather go without bread than Mozart." ~ Florence Foster Jenkins

It has been several weeks since I have published a movie review. However, I am back this week with an inspiring film, Florence Foster Jenkins. This 2016 film is based on the real life of Florence Foster Jenkins, an American socialite turn amateur soprano, who took the music world by storm in the first half of the 20th century, but not for reasons you would think. While her status gave her the opportunity to follow her dream of becoming an opera singer, it was her heart that made her succeed.

Meryl Streep stars as the eccentric musician who, years earlier, gave up her family's fortune to teach piano and follow her passion for music. The film also stars Hugh Grant as her husband, St. Clair, and Simon Helberg (Big Bang Theory) as Cosme McMoon, her pianist. All three actors, including the film itself, received numerous industry award nominations including an Oscar nomination for Streep for Best Actress. 

On many levels, this film is about a woman who has spent 50 years fighting a disease she knows could take her life at any time. Medical complications destroyed her dreams of being a pianist. It is a very inspiring story, but not one without conflict. First, there is the question as to whether or not St. Clair is helping or harming her by going to great lengths to protect her from the truth - her singing is awful! Then, there is the question as to whether or not this is a case of egotism or simply one of a person sharing their joy? 

"We have to help her, because without loyalty, there's nothing." ~ Florence Foster Jenkins

The love story between St. Clair and Florence is very tender, but certainly unconventional. Their relationship is one of utmost loyalty and shows that love can take many forms. Helberg's portrayal of McMoon offers some comic relief; he was my favorite character.  There are a couple of moments in the film that will tear your heart out, and at least one other that will give you chills and make your heart smile. 

Watch Official Trailer

However, despite all the accolades, this film is not for everyone. It is a a true period piece with a story line that moves at a quiet pace, and, to be honest, her voice may drive some viewers mad. The film is rated PG-13 for brief suggestive material. Florence Foster Jenkins is truly a lesson in loving life and following your passions, and, although I didn't personally love the film, it was very inspirational.  




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Friday, April 21, 2017

The Gardens GreenMarket (Nik's Piks: Local Spotlight)


Nowadays, most areas, from small towns to big cities, have a farmer's market that promotes locally grown produce and agricultural products, along with local art, crafts, and food. With no exception, green markets are everywhere in South Florida, but my favorite is The Gardens GreenMarket. 

Now in its 15th year, the market, located at the City Hall Municipal Complex in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens, takes place every Sunday, rain or shine, from 8am to 1pm. But you must hurry up!! Beginning May 14, the market moves indoors until mid-September to avoid the Florida summer heat, and it isn't quite the same. 

You are sure to stumble upon new items every week, in addition to farm fresh staples. On my recent visit to The Gardens GreenMarket, I picked up a delicious vegan snack and a jar of homemade, cruelty-free lotion for my mother.   


Whether you come to buy your weekly produce and some fresh eggs, or do a little shopping for a new outfit or piece of handcrafted jewelry, The Gardens GreenMarket is a wonderful family-friendly way to spend a couple of hours browsing the array of local vendors and enjoying the live music. Plan on coming for breakfast or lunch AND discovering some true treasures.  Odds are, you will go home with a new plant, fresh guacamole, or even new artwork. 

Fresh flowers, plants, and herbs

Clothing and accessories 
Beautiful artwork and crafts


There are a couple of playgrounds nearby for the kiddos to choose from if they get restless, along with public restrooms. Parking is ample and free, but there is a full crowd every Sunday. Please note, pets are not allowed. 

See you back here soon. In the meantime, buy local and GO GREEN! 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Vegan Mango Smoothie (Nik's Piks)

I haven't posted in my Going Vegan series in quite some time, so figured I would today. And, what better way than to share one of my newest, favorite vegan recipes! 



Mango Smoothie
Don't like mangoes? Neither do I! Until, that is, I made this delicious vegan mango smoothie altered from a traditional recipe I found. It is my new addiction. With summer approaching, there is no better time than now to start perfecting some smooth and delicious cold treats that are also healthy and filling.






INGREDIENTS:  
(Servings: 1 or 2, if you're willing to share) 

  • 4 ice cubes 
  • 8 oz almond milk (original or vanilla unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 cup of chopped frozen mango 
  • 5.3 oz (one container) vanilla yogurt made from coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pure cane / Turbinado sugar to taste (~ 1-2 TBSP)

If you prefer, substitute the vegan ingredients for dairy ingredients. However, I promise you will love the vegan version.

PROCEDURE:  

Step 1:  Crush ice in blender

Step 2: Add all ingredients (You may wait until the end to add the sugar.)







Step 3: Blend completely until thick and smooth, (Add sugar, if desired, and blend in.) 






Step 4: Enjoy! 









How easy is that?  While I often eat this smoothie as a meal, I believe it is scrumptious enough to be dessert!  


Give it a try and let me know what you think! 



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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

The Art of Crying


For decades, experts have delved deep into the science of crying - why we cry, and perhaps more importantly, the physiological result of shedding those tears. Studies show that crying is beneficial to the human body and mind. The chemical makeup of tears will vary depending on the cause of the tears: sadness, fear, pain, stress, happiness, or anger. In most of these instances, tears are the body's way of releasing unwanted toxins from the body, allowing the healing process to begin. Turns out there is an art of crying, that, when done correctly, will leave you feeling rejuvenated and stronger than ever.

Yet, many of us still don't want to cry, preferring to hold in our emotions - often times to the point where we break under the pressure at the worst moment.  Even children are told big boys and girls don't cry. But the truth is, we not only want to cry at certain points in our lives, we actually NEED to. 



A friend recently reminded me of all this as I cried to her on the phone after what was a very stressful few days. She asked me if I was really crying over traffic, or if that was the straw that broke the camel's back.....a back that has been carrying too much lately. She asked me if I had given myself permission to cry recently.  

As an emotional Italian who wears her heart on her sleeve (and born under the astrological sign of the very sensitive Cancer to boot), I never considered myself someone who held in tears and who needed to be reminded to allow herself to cry. In fact, I think I cry a lot. She quickly pointed out that I cry when it is too late, and my body and mind have been taken over by the negative chemicals produced by the body during emotional times. 

So what am I supposed to do? Make myself cry? 

Apparently, that is exactly what I am supposed to do. But how? 

While many will turn on a sad movie, I have always been inspired and moved by music. (My sons know to leave me be when the music is blasting.) I often find my tears hidden in the lyrics of a song or a melancholy melody that makes my eyes water from the opening note. There are probably a hundred songs that evoke strong emotions in me, some for nostalgic reasons, others because of the painful lyrics that hit home.  The song that gets me sobbing every time is "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" which came on the night I stayed up holding my dying cat to my chest, afraid I would fall asleep and miss even one of his last minutes with me. 

Aerosmith, "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"

As we saw Debra Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond do in the episode "Alone Time," putting on a sad song is a good place to start. Unbeknownst to Debra, Ray sees her and immediately jumps to terrible conclusions that she is unhappy with her life. Debra later explains to Ray that what he witnessed was her just simply needing some alone time to release the stress of daily life and recommends Ray give it a try. Since I wanted to end on a happier note, here is the clip of Ray's attempt at making himself cry because, if there is one thing we need to do even more than cry, is laugh. 

Everybody Loves Raymond, "Alone Time" 



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Must-Sees at the Palm Beach International Film Festival (Nik's Piks)



The 22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival opened today and with it came much excitement and anticipation for another great event. Although only five days this year, the festival is still packed with some wonderful films, events, and special guests, including Dr. Oz who will be at the  March 30th screening of his daughter's first feature film, When the Starlight Ends

Click here for schedule times, locations, and to purchase tickets. 

This year's festival once again returns to the Cinemark Theater in Boca Raton, but also adds a new venue at Keiser University in West Palm Beach. It is never easy for me to decide which movie screenings are top of my priority list, but here is a short list of those that caught my attention. 

1) National Geographic's TALES BY LIGHT  (Documentary) 

Tales by Light Official Trailer

2) THE SOUNDING  (Drama / Romantic) 

3) DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW (Drama, Romantic, Thriller) 

4) DEAN (Comedy / Drama)

5) SWING STATE (Comedy / Music / News) 

Swing State Official Trailer

6) REMEMBER ME (Comedy)



For more information about the event read my festival preview or visit www.pbifilmfest.org




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

22nd Annual Palm Beach International Film Festival (Preview)



Well, South Florida movie lovers, it is that time again! This year's Palm Beach International Film Festival is gearing up to open on Wednesday, March 29. And, as usual, the event organizers have an amazing five days planned filled with special events and parties, post-screening discussions with filmmakers and casts, industry panels, a student filmmaking showcase, and networking opportunities on a GLOBAL scale as filmmakers from around the world converge on Palm Beach for this uniquely intimate, yet sophisticated, celebration of films.

New this year:

This year the Palm Beach International Film Festival will be returning to the Cinemark in Boca Raton, and welcomes a new venue, Keiser University, for patrons more centrally located in the county. Also to accommodate fans in both north and south parts of the county, the PBIFF will, for the first time, host TWO Opening Night events and after show festivities SIMULTANEOUSLY!

Visit the event's website for details and tickets to movie screenings and special events: www.pbifilmfest.org.

Also new to this year's festival is "The Licky Award" which will be presented to three winners for the most delicious action/adventure, comedy, and drama film shown during the five day event.  Of course, awards will also be given in the categories of Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Short Film. 

The movie schedule is already up, and tickets are on sale now. I am already reading previews and watching trailers to find my top picks for this year's festival. If you are local, you won't want to miss this wonderful celebration of cinematic magic!!

For details visit www.pbifilmfest.org.



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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Adderall Diaries (Nik's Piks)


What if everything you remember, isn't the truth?

I first heard of The Adderall Diaries at last years Palm Beach International Film Festival. Unfortunately, I missed the showing but kept the film on my list of must-sees. This past week I finally sat down to watch this 2015 crime-thriller based on the memoirs of Stephen Elliott. 

"We understand the world by how we retrieve memories, reorder information into stories to justify how we feel." ~ The Adderall Diaries.

Elliott, played by James Franco, is an author and professor at Columbia University. After landing a another book deal, he suffers from writers block and becomes obsessed with the highly publicized murder trial of Hans Reiser (Christian Slater) who is accused of killing his wife.  Elliott becomes romantically involved with a young woman (Amber Heard), a Times Reporter covering the case. Meanwhile, he is also on a book tour for his previous novel that depicts his very intense and abusive relationship with his father growing up. The film offers a multitude of flashbacks from both his and his father's conflicting vantage points.  As Elliott dives deeper into his depression and addictive lifestyle, he is confronted by his father (Ed Harris).

"Validation is a hell of a drug." ~ The Adderall Diaries

The Adderall Diaries is an intense look at how perception interprets our reality. The film's thematic elements also question whether or not it is better to make excuses for your bad behavior or bury your pain altogether to avoid dealing with it at all. Before you can forgive others, you need to forgive yourself AND come to terms with the fact that you don't need to be a victim or a villain. 


Watch Official Trailer


Honestly, this was one of Franco's best performances, and Ed Harris also delivered a great performance. The Adderall Diaries is rated R for drug content, language, sexuality, and aberrant and disturbing content. I recommend the film to fans of human dramas that delve into the human psyche.


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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Excuses, Excuses

It has been brought to my attention that it has been over a week since my last blog post. I am ashamed to admit I am guilty of taking a week off, but let me explain.....or give a slew of excuses that I hope at least some of you will accept. 


A few months ago, I mentioned that I was going back to work and that, although the job is only part-time, I would have to put less pressure on myself to post weekly. What is amazing to me is that there was a time I was posting 2-3 days a week without fail. However, life has a way of taking us away from things we enjoy to make room for things we are obligated to do. Not that we necessarily dislike the other obligations, but they may not be OUR first choice in how we would spend our time. 

Take for instance (and most parents will relate to this) the chauffeuring around of our children. It is bad enough that my youngest has karate FOUR days a week (equaling SEVEN HOURS, not including travel time) at a dojo that is over 15 miles away and 30 minutes with normal traffic, but now soccer season has started for my oldest. That activity adds another THREE time commitments to my schedule - often in direct conflict with his brother's karate, making my weekly scheduling a logistical nightmare at times. Don't know what I would do without the help of my mom!

At the same time, this past Saturday (and here's the real reason for the skipped blog post) was the largest fundraising event for the nonprofit I work for. Since I work in the Development department, that meant many additional hours. Luckily, the evening was a complete success and brought me back to my event management days that I have missed so much. 

The final touches being put in place for the fundraising event.
With all that said, I already have a movie review in mind for Friday. It is categorized as a crime thriller, but, I feel it was more of a psychological / human drama.  Check back Friday for that! 






Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lake Worth Street Painting Festival (Nik's Piks: Local Spotlight)



Alligators, sea creatures, cartoon characters, superheroes, and even a cat reading To Kill a Mockingbird were among those spotted in the streets at this weekend's 23rd annual Lake Worth Street Painting Festival. Since 1995, this local and FREE art festival has received the attention of art lovers and locals alike. The event was expected to draw 100,000 attendees this year to the small beach town in Palm Beach County.  

The Street Painting Festival plays host to over 600 artists and musicians that turn the streets of downtown Lake Worth into the cultural hotspot of the month. In addition to chalk artists, other artists displayed their work in booths while musicians provided live entertainment. There were vendor booths featuring local businesses and food trucks for patrons to enjoy. 


If you missed the festival this year, you may want to mark your calendar for next year's edition. It is definitely worth a visit at least once. While parking could be a challenge, event organizers have shuttle buses that run from the Tri-Rail Station and Palm Beach State College. This is a family and dog-friendly event. 

Here are a few of my personal favorites. 


This piece of Princess Leia (Carrie Ficher) was a huge draw. 










For more information and the 2018 schedule visit www.streetpaintingfestivalinc.org



























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