Delray Beach Home Tour Returns to Highlight Residences in Scenic Lake Ida Neighborhood

The 19th Annual Delray Beach Home Tour will provide the opportunity to view the exquisite interiors of highly-admired estates and gardens in Delray Beach’s Lake Ida Neighborhood. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, March 9, several homeowners will open their doors to visitors during the event, benefiting Achievement Centers for Children & Families (ACCF).

“Each year we select a different Delray Beach neighborhood where homeowners can showcase different interior designs and architectural styles,” Kari Shipley says, the co-chair of this year’s organizing committee. “The Home Tour will feature a variety of homes that range from elegant Florida bungalows, lakeside estates and lush tropical gardens providing home decorating and gardening enthusiasts with an inside look into the world of distinctive Delray living.”

During the tour, guests can enjoy a leisurely day exploring unique residences, a catered luncheon and trolley service between homes. All Home Tour ticket sales and sponsorships benefit ACCF, which supports children and families throughout Delray Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

ACCF provides Early Learning (Toddler and Preschool), Out-of-School (After School and Summer Camp) and Teen Mentoring programs to prepare participants for academic and social success by empowering them to discover their skills and talents. ACCF families are served through programs like Family Strengthening and Economic Stabilization, which benefit the community by helping families in crisis, enabling them to serve as the foundation of their child’s growth.

“Continued support from our community has allowed us to keep our doors open to serve our children & families, at a time when they have needed us most,” Jessica Hall says, Chief Development Officer for ACCF. “Our great hope is to get back on track with this year’s Home Tour, as the community’s needs have only increased. It is our mission and privilege to make an important difference in the lives of the children and families we serve, and we need your help in bringing success to this fantastic fundraising event in 2022.”

The Home Tour was first conceived by long-time ACCF board members and supporters Anne Bright and Barbara Murphy. Planning for the home tour, which draws over 600 visitors annually, involves more than 100 dedicated volunteers. ACCF had to cancel the tours in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We are grateful for the support of all our hardworking volunteers, the homeowners who are graciously allowing visitors into their homes, and, of course, our dedicated sponsors,” Noreen Payne says, co-chair of the event along with Shipley.

Tickets for the Delray Home Tour are $100 per person through Feb. 23 and are available online at www.achievementcentersfl.org/delray-home-tour/. Tickets will increase to $125 on Feb. 24. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place during the event. 

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Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.