Best places to watch a sunset: Readers’ Choice winner

#1 is Clearwater Beach Florida!!  That’s right, we are headed to the best place to watch a sunset according to USA Today.  I’m sure you will all agree once you and your family join us on the Signature HomeStyles Vacation of a Lifetime in July. 

We can’t wait to see you there! 

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Clearwater History

The region was originally inhabited by the Tocobagan Indians.  Colonists began to settle in the area in the 1830s.  Dr. Odet Philippe, a French Count and once a French surgeon in Napoleon’s navy, was one of the first European’s to settle here.  His plantation was built on the area that is now known as Philippe Park.

Fort Harrison was built in 1841 to support soldiers during the Seminole war.  Shortly after the end of the war, the government encouraged occupation of the region through homesteading.  Clear Water Harbor, as it was known during this time, was an agricultural and fishing community.  The next decades saw slow growth.

In 1891, the place was incorporated as a town.  Soon it became known as a tourist and resort area in the late 1800s, particularly after Henry B. Plant built the first passenger railroad line into the town in 1888 and the Belleview Biltmore resort in 1897.

It was reincorporated as a city in 1915.  Clearwater Island, now Clearwater Beach, was only accessible by boat.  A wooden bridge was built in 1916 that connected the mainland to its barrier island.

Development continued and tourism increased, and today they have a community of over 100,000 people.

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Clearwater Beach’s Favorite Seafood Spot!

Frenchy’s!!  There’s no place you are going to  rather be than on Clearwater Beach, eating up some of Frenchy’s famous super grouper sandwich and other fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood at 4 slightly different but equally awesome restaurants. Thanks for checking us out online. They look forward to seeing you beachside!

Frenchy’s has 4 locations on Clearwater Beach, all within a mile of each other. Each location varies in ambiance, décor and menu selection.

Frenchy’s Original Café 41 Baymont St. 727-446-3607
Frenchy’s Saltwater Café 419 Poinsettia Ave. 727-461-6295
Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill 7 Rockaway St. 727-446-4844
Frenchy’s South Beach Café 351 S. Gulfview Blvd. 727-441-9991

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Why is Clearwater calling your name even more?

Because for a limited time – DOUBLE TRIP POINTS are waiting for you!

That’s right! With each agreement received yesterday thru October 31st, you’ll earn double trip points on your new starts ups October and November incentive sales!

What’s in it for YOU
• A new team member
• Additional income opportunity
• Prosperity Bonus opportunity – $50 certificate with a show and $100 cash with a Jump start
• Representatives promotion to Senior Representative if this is your first person sponsored

What you have to use:
• Kick off meeting attendees: $50 off the case coupons thru 10/15
• Promote the opportunity to your prospects to earn over $1200 in 12 days. Just pick 12 days to do Shows between now and Christmas and they can bank $1200 or more!

NOW is the time to get in on this amazing opportunity to make more money, earn more trip points and find yourself in Clearwater in 2014 faster than ever before!

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Take the Family to the Pool!!

Experience the beauty of the ocean from the comfort and convenience of a sparkling swimming pool. Hilton Clearwater beach Hotel offers two beachside pools, where cool breezes, warm sunshine, and delicious food await your arrival.

A Cool, Oceanfront Oasis – Set Apart From Ordinary Florida Gulf Coast

Enjoy sun-splashed days and romantic nights at the Hilton Clearwater Beach. Overlooking 10 acres of sparkling Gulf of Mexico coastline, this Florida Gulf Coast location features an endless ribbon of gleaming white sand and bracing surf. However, if you just want to stay by the pool, refreshment takes the form of fluffy towels, comfy chaises, and signature cocktails. Head to one of the two beachside pools to enjoy commanding ocean views, warm breezes, crystal-clear water, and tasty treats from the Sand Bar & Grill and the shaved ice cart. Pool or beach? At our luxury Florida Gulf location it might be the toughest decision you face. Available features include:

  • Two heated beachside pools and a Jacuzzi
  • Pool lounge chairs provided at no charge
  • Hourly kids’ activities and crafts, daily at kids area behind Beach Club
  • Free pool and beach towels for use during your stay
  • Beach club shop with everything from sunscreen to ice cream
  • Sand Bar & Grill offering poolside food and beverages for lunch and dinner, weather permitting
  • Shaved ice cart featuring creative and refreshing treats for kids and adults.

You’ll be swept away by the Ambassador Pool Service, included as part of your Signature HomeStyles stay. The pool-side pampering begins daily at 11:00am and includes fabulous treats like frozen fruit skewers, popsicles and sample mock tails. Cool down with chilled towels and mineral water misters, delivered direct to your lounge by our dedicated Pool Ambassadors. Please note that personal coolers are not permitted on the pool deck or beach.

Located along 10 acres of sparkling white-sand beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the Hilton Clearwater Beach provides the perfect environment for business and leisure. Come for the dazzling sunsets and stay for the exceptional service.

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Shop ’till you Drop

Shopping in Clearwater is a diverse and fun filled experience with lots of spots offering anything that one might look for.  Every shopper can invariably find amazing bargains and memorable items to cherish in an unforgettable experience.  With many so many things to buy in the Clearwater area, no one should to miss this wonderful experience. 

Convenience and excitement are the two distinguishing features of the Clearwater shopping experience.  The range of things that one can expect range into fine jewelry, hottest fashion collections, antiques, fresh fruits, flowers and vegetables, baked goods, exquisite collection of books, and of course, wonderful Florida souvenirs.  The array of shops that one finds at Clearwater range from basement budget bargain stores to timeless upscale treasure houses.  An overview of some of the leading malls and retail spots scattered throughout Clearwater can give a fair idea to customize your experience during your visit.

Located at a short drive from Clearwater Marine Aquarium at 27001 US 19 North, at SR 580, one finds the WestField Countryside Mall.  Spread out in a million square foot area with over 170 specialty shops, the West Field Countryside Mall features stores like JC Penney, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Sears, Victoria’s Secret,  restaurants including a food court to satisfy everyone’s tastes and a fully equipped indoor ice-skating rink.  Combining the interests of specialty shopping and kid’s entertainment, this place can certainly bestow a classic shopping experience.

Clearwater Farmer’s Market on Cleveland Street is completely dedicated to marketing fresh produce, gourmet foods and baked goods. In addition, one can also find an exquisite collection of handmade jewelry, crafts and artistic products providing the ideal range of souvenirs and gifts. The colorful booths, tents and the shady trees of the City Hall, fresh farm produce, delicious baked goods and cheeses, fantastic plants and cut flowers are sure to attract any visitor. The center is also a delightful place to rest, shop, socialize and have a cool drink. 

Clearwater Mall located at 20505 US Highway 19 North and Gulf-to-Bay Blvd (Hwy 60) can bestow a fulfilling shopping experience with a wide range of items under every topic of shopping interest. Clearwater Mall is a home to several specialty and name brand stores. This 75-acre shopping center features more than 100 assorted stores including Linens N Things, Lowes, PetSmart, a number of boutique stores including book and music stores.  Visitors can also enjoy delicious dining to their heart’s content. Some of the other shops at the Clearwater Mall are Target superstore, Ross, and Jared’s. Palm tree lining and the clear blue skies offer added attractions to the Clearwater Mall. After an involved shopping experience, you can enjoy your favorite delicacies during a restful sitting at Fatburger’s or any one of the other options.

Shoppes on Sand Key located at 1261, Gulf Boulevard comprises some of the fantastic boutiques and waterfront dining outlets. Some of these upscale boutiques display a wide collection of the latest jewelry and cruise and beach fashions. As you shop, you can also enjoy watching the dolphins at play, the silent and serene ambience of the seaside boardwalk. 

With so much to offer every taste, schedule and budget, Clearwater shopping has emerged an inseparable and integral part of Clearwater tourism. The contribution of the industry of tourism cannot be overemphasized in the development of shopping at the Clearwater area.   Satisfying visitors with its range, variety, price and convenience, which can provide everything that one can expect in a great shopping experience. 

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Clearwater Buy-ins & Registration Forms

For those of you who have already earned your Vacation of a Lifetime, your registration form has been sent to you.  For those of you who have not, as soon as you have earned the trip, it will be sent to you.  We suggest that you send your registration form back as soon as you can.  If you need more than one room, your chances of getting connecting rooms are greater.  If you need flights, we start looking for flights for you – and we can keep our eyes open for sales, for discounted fares and for the best travel options available! 

The buy-in costs are just great for this trip – we want you to be able to bring your whole family – so we have created a two-tiered buy-in plan so everyone can come along.  See below and bring the entire family along on your Vacation of a Lifetime!! 

2nd Traveler                      $600.00 with transportation to/from hotel or $500.00 without transportation

3rd & 4th Traveler              $250.00 with transportation to/from hotel or $150.00 without transportation

5th Traveler                       $925.00 with transportation to/from hotel or $825.00 without transportation

6th, 7th & 8th Traveler        $250.00 with transportation to/from hotel or $150.00 without transportation

If you have any questions at anytime regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer Farrell at (630) 762-1700 ext. 7136 or by email at

We look forward to seeing you in Clearwater!

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