December 3 @ 6:30 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Christiana Lilly and Aurora Dominguez
Books & Books presents…
An Evening with Christiana Lilly
in conversation with
(Reedy Press, $18)
Saturday, December 3rd, 6:30 PM | IN-PERSON at Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is excited to host Christiana Lilly to discuss her new book, 100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die (Reedy Press, $18)
***Please note: This event will take place at the Books & Books in Coral Gables at 265 Aragon Ave. Tickets are FREE and books will be available for purchase at the event.
About the Book:
From a boggy riverfront outpost to Spring Break mecca and a world-class city in South Florida, Fort Lauderdale has taken on many identities in its history. But something that has never changed is its eclectic nature that has lured families, outdoor enthusiasts, and well-heeled travelers to the Venice of America. 100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die offers an insider’s look at all the best ways to make the most of your next vacation. Visitors can order a Dom Perignon breakfast at The Floridian on bustling Las Olas Boulevard, kayak through the mangroves, enjoy the New River’s waterfront mansions by Water Taxi, indulge in contemporary art at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, watch the mermaid show at the storied Wreck Bar, take part in the area’s annual traditions like the Winterfest Boat Parade―and that’s just the beginning. As a seasoned journalist who has lived in the Fort Lauderdale area for more than a decade, including being a regular contributor for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors & Convention Bureau, author Christiana Lilly leads readers through the city’s historic landmarks, dining gems, quirky shops, and culture scene that makes the city so special. Whether you’re a born-and-raised Fort Lauderdale resident, spend your winters here, or are in town for the weekend, 100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die is a comprehensive guide to the Venice of America.
About the Author:
CHRISTIANA LILLY is the author of “100 Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale Before You Die” and is an award-winning journalist who enjoys exploring new businesses and experiences in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Her work, which ranges from lifestyle and community reporting to hard-hitting investigative pieces, has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter, Florida Press Club, and Florida Magazine Association. She lives in Pompano Beach with her husband and their pup. Keep up with more happenings in Fort Lauderdale by following @100thingsftl on Instagram and Facebook―there’s always something new happening here!
About the Moderator:
AURORA DOMINGUEZ is a high school and university educator, currently teaching journalism and English at Boca Raton High School. As for universities, she teaches Mass Communications and Journalism at UF, FSU and Nova Southeastern. Dominguez has been an editor and writer at places such as The Miami Herald, Where Magazine and J-14 Magazine. In 2015, she went from the newsroom to the classroom and still freelances for a variety of publications. Recently, she won Teacher of the Year for 2022 at Boca High, was chosen as one of 50 teachers in the United States to be honored by Disney and completed her summer studies at Oxford in England on a full scholarship, where she received a certificate in English Literature. Dominguez lives with her husband and cat Luna in Hollywood, Florida.