Bee Conscious with Nectar

I scored a pair of Nectar sunglasses, and aside from Nectar being a great brand with the mission to repopulate bees, it replaced a very shady product that I had been using. I hate to be a buzz kill, but I’m about to convince you to retire your Ray Bans … <a href="">Continued</a>

Creatively Content

I got laid off in November from my job in pharmaceuticals, one of the blessings in disguise it provided was forcing me into creative mode. When I was a slanging scripts, I picked up a paintbrush zero times. I actually started ramping up my Instagram during my time in pharma, … <a href="">Continued</a>

Spring Training in Full Swing

Spring in South Florida is an absolutely glorious time. This week the sun has been shining daily, with the average temp being 78 degrees and perfectly sunny. With the weather batting at a thousand, it is a great time to get out and enjoy the epitome of American culture: baseball. … <a href="">Continued</a>

Season’s Readings

I enjoy exploring foreign cultures locally, a visit to a Thai temple or a Brazilian backyard barbecue. For a change, I explored my local culture: The Palm Beach Scene. The Holiday Season may be long gone, but The Season is in full swing. If you do not live in South … <a href="">Continued</a>

COOLA, Calm + Protected

Many know how passionate I am about reef conservation. Our coral reef ecosystems are the backbone of Florida’s largest industry: tourism, not citrus like you maybe thought. I have worked as an independent ocean researcher in Florida and Australia, and when I was a teacher I even grew coral fragments … <a href="">Continued</a>



My name is Mandy Mizell. A proud Floridian, animal lover, avid paddler, and science nerd. I grew up on the Gulf Coast and moved to West Palm Beach in 2015. In my professional life my resume is diverse ranging from Veterinary Medicine, Marine and Environmental Sciences...




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