In welcoming 2022, it’s out with the old and in with the new. But rather than making a bunch of big-reach new year’s resolutions when it comes to reinventing yourself, how about thinking in terms of baby steps? It can mean learning a new activity or supporting a charity without overcommitting. Here are some stress-free ideas to make the most of the opportunity.

 
 

Eat Your Veggies

Forget the typical strict new year diet and just concentrate on eating healthy. Boca Raton native Chris French grows some of the most prized produce in Florida at his French Farms in Homestead. Find his dark leafy greens, lettuces, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, herbs and more at farmers’ markets and pickup points around Miami.
frenchfarms.net

Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.

Brickell | Belle Meade | Morningside | Coconut Grove

 
 

Pick Up Pickleball

Vero Beach has fully embraced pickleball as a fun, addictive workout. Pickleball University at Pocahontas Park offers memberships for open play, clinics, lessons and round robins on 12 beautifully refurbished courts, as well as social get-togethers. The IRC Intergenerational Recreation Center also organizes open play three days a week and regularly scheduled lessons.
pickleu.com | ircgov.com


Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.

Vero Beach

 
 

Shop & Share

You don’t have to join a board to benefit Palm Beach County charities. Through the simple act of shopping at Lola Dré boutique in Jupiter, donate 10 percent of in-store and online purchases to Center for Family Services and Place of Hope during Shop & Share events respectively on January 8 and 22.
loladre.com


Jupiter’s bike trails, Loxahatchee River, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Riverbend Park appeal to nature lovers who also have access to upscale restaurants and shops. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.

North Palm Beach | Tequesta | Singer Island

 
 

Potting Plants

Local garden clubs and botanical gardens are always great resources for workshops to polish your green thumb, but they can be overwhelming for beginners. Even if you have a black thumb, you’ll come away with a lovely terrarium, dish garden or other potted treasure from Melbourne-based, interactive plant shop Let’s Plant It!
letsplantitmelbourne.com


Melbourne balances the historic charm of a small beach town with the urban excitement of nearby Orlando. With its prime oceanside location along the Space Coast, as well as other bodies of water like the Indian River Lagoon, it’s a fishing, boating and water sports paradise. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.

Melbourne Beach | Merritt Island

 
 

Mind Matter

Enrich your mind with the Esther B. O’Keeffe Speaker Series hosted by the Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach. The diverse program touches on many interesting topics by speakers including financier Paul Tudor Jones, artist Sally Mann, astronaut and scientist Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and human rights activist and author Ayaan Hirsi Ali (pictured).
fourarts.org