Insider AT YOUR SERVICE Picture this: It’s a glorious South Florida summer morning. You’re relaxing poolside at one of your favorite resorts, the Atlantic Ocean lapping nearby, when you realize you forgot your sunscreen. Oh, and you’re also in desperate need of a piña colada. No fear—EazyO is here. This user-friendly app, designed for both iPhone and Android devices, allows loungers to order beach essentials (including clothing, accessories, and sun and skin products) as well as food and drinks from the comfort of their cabana or chair. It’s available at numerous Miami hotels and locally in Palm Beach County at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. (eazyoapp.com)
JOY RIDE Car aficionados are constantly racing toward the luxury vehicle of their dreams. As soon as they obtain that coveted Aston Martin, they’re lusting over the latest Porsche. Now, thanks to Revolve, South Florida auto enthusiasts can have it all. A car subscription service based in Palm Beach County, Revolve provides access to a virtual garage of elite rides—from high-end SUVs and sedans to sexy convertibles and sports cars, and all the electric models in between. Members can make selections using the Revolve app, and then a concierge team member will hand deliver the vehicle and explain all of its bells and whistles upon arrival. Drivers can take a carefree approach to car “ownership,” leaving all of the maintenance and upkeep tasks to Revolve. When they’re ready for a new set of wheels, users simply alert Revolve and await their next rolling beauty. (driverevolve.com)
for Raising Culturally TIPS 5 Competent Kids
Discover. Visit your local library to find books on different countries and cultures. Bring this research to life by going online to view photos, videos, music, art, landscapes, and more. Learning how kids live in other countries is not only interesting, it also offers a new perspective and helps everything become less “foreign.”
Speak. Make a commitment to start your child on the path to learning a foreign language. Try a group class with an instructor to make the learning cost effective and fun. Foreign language apps and other programs are also great tools. The key is to practice consistently and surround your child with the language as much as possible. 20 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED
Thanks to advanced communication, ubiquitous social media, and ease of travel, the world is more accessible than ever. With the right guidance, a culturally competent child can hold this world in the palm of his or her hand—and parents can begin this education at home. In fact, parents play a critical role in instilling cultural sensitivity as children model their behavior, both good and bad. When Mom and Dad are curious, respectful, and empathetic, children follow suit. Caryn Antonini, founder of Early Lingo language programs and parttime Palm Beacher, offers these five tips to help your child become a citizen of the world.
Manners and Etiquette. Manners differ greatly around the world, so it’s a good idea to get a handle on them as early as possible to learn what’s appropriate and what’s taboo before traveling abroad. While a thumbs-up might be okay in the United States, it has another meaning entirely in countries like Greece and Argentina.
Eat. Try new foods together and learn about their origins. Be authentic and use chopsticks, skewers, or hands as appropriate. Cooking classes can be an effective way of exploring an important aspect of a culture.
5 Make a Difference. When children are taught how to protect and preserve their environment, they can become stewards of change. There are many global issues that affect our world, from ocean pollution to the threats facing endangered species. Even changes on a micro level are a good start.