Melissa Puppo

Melissa Puppo is a lifestyle writer and editor who has covered South Florida for over seven years. She previously was managing editor of Fort Lauderdale Illustrated and Aventura Magazine, and now contributes to regional and national publications. 

Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Best Rooftop Hangouts

Experience the sun-kissed, coastal ambiance of Greater Fort Lauderdale from new heights. Whether it’s a romantic date night, a chill happy hour, or a post-beach refresh, there are plenty of rooftop venues to choose from. Sit back, and soak in panoramic views while sipping signature cocktails at some…

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Reasons To Meet In Greater Fort Lauderdale

Get ready for an exceptional experience when traveling to Greater Fort Lauderdale for business. From innovative networking opportunities against the backdrop of swaying palms to unwinding on pristine beaches after a day of deal-making, Greater Fort Lauderdale is more than a destination; it's a haven…

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Top Things to Do in Dania Beach

Just minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood sits one tiny but mighty city: Dania Beach. While smaller, the laid-back town features the same idyllic characteristics as its neighbors to the north—miles of sandy beaches, natural areas for outdoor fun, great dining options, and plenty of…

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Yelp's Top 4 Places To Eat in Greater Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene is having a major moment. In fact, four of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s restaurants made the list of Yelp’s Top 100 Places To Eat in the U.S. Looks like despite new concepts popping up around town, locals and visitors still enjoy visiting some tried-and-true…

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Where to Get Fit & Eat Healthy in Greater Fort Lauderdale

It’s a new year, which means new fitness goals to crush and new rituals to make part of your lifestyle in 2024. The good news? You can maintain your healthy routines even while vacationing in Greater Fort Lauderdale. With many options for workouts, nutritious dining, and outdoor activities, discover…

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What’s New & Noteworthy in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is bursting with newness everywhere, especially in its culinary scene. Neighborhoods are becoming increasingly irresistible to both out-of-towners and locals alike for the array of creative and highly sought-after restaurants. Explore Fort Lauderdale's newest and most thrilling…

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