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Leslie Gray Streeter

Pop culture writer

Leslie Gray Streeter is a pop culture writer, columnist and reviewer for the Palm Beach Post, which means that if it's about music, movies, nightlife, food, drinks, TV, books, weird celebrity hijinks or something that's fun, she's probably got something to say about it.  

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Massage Envy in Boynton Beach (although they have many locations) offers massages for the low introductory price of $39.95.

‘Enjoy’ a sweet hour of pain - and thank me later

A therapeutic massage is not your relaxing spa day, lemon water, white robe kind of massage.It is a finding that place where it hurts and digging in to make it hurt more so it can feel better massage. It is an hour of sweet, vital torture, of “Aaah!” through “Ouch.”It’s ...

Michael Franti. Photo by Lauren Dukoff

Music/yoga Soulshine Tour stops in Boca Raton

Michael Franti and Spearhead’s stirring, rhythmic music is the kind that inspires free-spirited dancing, hand-waving and all sorts of fervent getting-down. But his upcoming appearance at Boca Raton’s Sunset Cove Amphitheater will ask visitors to get down in a different sort of way — downward dog. “It’s like a traveling ...

The Philly Cheese Steak Spring Roll at Bistro Ten Zero One. (Richard Graulich  The Palm Beach Post)

West Palm bistro aims to please those beyond the weary traveler

The bar: Bistro Ten Zero One at the West Palm Beach Marriott The vibe: The Bistro is, in the technical sense, a hotel restaurant and bar. But the folks who run it, including Chef Chris DeGweck, were not content with just being a place where weary travelers order up a ...

James Royal Palm is a beautiful combination of historic preservation and modern elegance. (Photo by Leslie Gray Streeter)

Chic and comfortable — South Beach hotel perfect for weekend chill

To me, there are two kinds of vacations: The kind where you go specifically to see something, and the kind where you go to do nothing. The older I get, the more partial I am to the latter. But a couple of days at South Beach’s James Royal Palm offers ...

 Multi-platinum selling artist, five-time Grammy winner, singer, song-writer Lionel Richie sits at the piano to play hit “Easy” earlier this month in Atlanta. (Akili-Casundria Ramsess/Special to the AJC)

Hello. Is it me you’re still looking for? Lionel tonight in West Palm

I can’t remember exactly what year it was, but at some point in the late ’90s, I mentioned to a friend that I was taking my sister to see Lionel Richie as a housewarming gift as she moved into her first apartment. You might have thought I’d added that I ...

The Coco Palm Martini. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)

Hankering for a Coco Palm, dragonberry or spicy watermelon cocktail?

The bar: Spoto’s Oyster Bar, PGA Commons, Palm Beach Gardens The vibe: With its comfortable brick and wood hominess, Spoto’s feels like a neighborhood spot — and it is, even though it’s located on a busy commercial street in the middle of a lively shopping center. And that’s intentional, says ...

Beatrice Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection and the author of “A Life in Food.”

Grand dame of chefs built a global empire of fine dining hotels

Back in the days before the Food Network and branded celebrity chef cookware, there were Epicurean societies, where global diners clamored for the latest in culinary brilliance, even in far-flung corners of the world like South Africa. And so it was that seekers of the sublime would find themselves at ...

Bonefish Grill.

Try the ‘Endless Sangria Press’ at Boynton Beach’s Bonefish Grill

As a cocktail aficionado and an experienced bruncher, a word I just made up, I’m always on the lookout for deals. And I’ve become reacquainted with a good one — the Endless Sangria Press at Bonefish Grill. If you order one of their delicious brunch favorites, omelets or eggs Benedicts, ...

 Michelle Wilson does ‘mathercise’ with other members of her fourth-grade class at Palm City Elementary School. Teacher Wendy Berringer, accompanied by upbeat contemporary musical selections, leads her students in aerobic execises during half-hour sessions. Afterward the students solve math problems. (Palm Beach Post file photo 1985)

Go, you chicken fat memories, go!

Apple’s new commercials for the iPhone 5 and its nifty fitness applications would appear to be targeted at already-trim 20 and 30-somethings, but there is another demographic for whom the commercial’s catchy tune — “Go, You Chicken Fat, Go” — inspires memories of an entirely different kind. Memories of uncomfortable ...

A glass of Tropical White Sangria at Shula Burger in Delray Beach. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)

Our 5 fave summer sippers

Summertime, and the cocktails are easy. Or at least they should be, with a lightness, a thirst-quenching spirit and perhaps some fruit flavor, like big girl Kool-Aid. Here are five of our favorite summer sippers we’ve featured in Cocktail Culture. Chart a cool, refreshing tour of them now! 1. The ...