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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show Returns With Expanded Format

The prestigious Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is making its triumphant return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 16th through 19th.

Jewelry by A. Macsai

This four-day juried event is known to collectors as a must-see showcase for fine craft artisans to display and sell their innovative and original works.  These “latest” collections in contemporary art and design include glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, and mixed media, fashion, jewelry, and more. Many of these artists have works included in private and corporate collections all over the world.  This year brings several new aspects to the popular and well-respected Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.  For the first time, the Show will be hosted simultaneously with the renowned Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show which runs February 15th through 21st at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. 

Last year’s elegant Palm Beach Fine Craft Show hosted 135 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists, offering their latest celebrated works in a comfortable, indoor setting. In keeping with its expanding audience and     beginning a new tradition, the 2017 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show will showcase more artists than ever including the finest artisans internationally as exhibitors for the first time.

Evening baby by Michelle Lalonde

Beginning this year, the Palm Beach Show Group has incorporated the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show into their prestigious roster of art, antique and jewelry shows.  The Palm Beach Show Group is the leading full-service show production company in the nation, specializing in world-class fine art, jewelry, and antiques shows. They currently produce eight of the industries’ most anticipated events, known for their diverse roster of top international dealers, exceptional merchandise and elegant décor.   

The combination of the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show and the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show during Palm Beach’s peak season in February 2017 (over President’s Weekend) is sure to catch the attention of discerning collectors from all over the globe. 

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OLLIE
Tailor-made, nutritious dog food
for the discerning and demanding owner

It’s Too Doggone Good not to share….

I had to share this with my canine loving friends, which includes most of the people I know in Palm Beach, who put the pawed pals first.   Catering to the discriminating pup owner, Ollie makes  human-grade, nutritious dog food, tailored to your best friend’s profile AND  delivers precise ‘ready to serve’ portions  to your door. 

Paws down, it’s the easiest way to feed your dog real food.”   

Ollie, is one of those new innovative companies that will probably change the way we buy our dog’s food forever.   A team of canine nutritionists, using a scientific method, have developed cooking methods and personalized formulas prepared in a human-grade facility.  Your dog’s size, breed, age, activity level,  body composition, weight and allergies will determine the recipe. 

All you have to do is sign up on their website, provide your dog’s information. Ollie creates and delivers a customized recipe just for your pooch.  They will also provide a customized scoop so the portion is just right!

Altima subscribers  get 50% off their first box by Clicking Here

I can hear the barks of delight!!

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Experience Mr. LightsAndPaint
Michael Andrew Jacobson

Emerging Artist creates Mixed Media Art with LED Lights, bringing his Art to Life

Determined and ambitious for something new and great, Michael Andrew Jacobson aka Mr. LightsAndPaint has a unique understanding of the mechanics of artistic talent, which he creatively demonstrates through his works of art.    Using various mediums and color schemes, his artwork develops a rhythm of its own. Lights and Paint…more than just a painting and a visual show, it is artwork that comes alive.

“See without the eyes, just thoughts of an open mind”

“I love the mystical world of sacred geometrical shapes and the interconnectivity of color and light theory; which is demonstrated when my work is alive. As my LightsAndPaint creations continue to evolve so will my inspiration, and new bodies of work will awaken.” explains Michael.

Born in New York City, Michael was raised on Star Island in Miami Beach.  Michael’s mother, Roni Jacobson is a Palm Beach resident and an avid art collector as well as a supporter of the local Arts Community.  She noticed and cultivated Michael’s artistic talents from a young age.  “Michael’s teachers recognized his artistic leanings, when he was at Miami Country Day School, the Cushman School, and the University of Miami.” explains his mother.  He worked for a time at the Marlborough Galleries in New York City, and his work has been exhibited at the Lowe Art Museum in Miami. 

When asked about the inspiration of color and light theory art, Michael explains, “I came up with it on accident after painting in a color changing LED lit room… When I turned on the actual lights my painting was nothing of what I had imagined; thus MrLightsAndPaint was created.”  

Michael Andrew Jacobson 

Art is everything and everything is art; creativity has no limits it’s infinite, unbound, and interconnected. I hope my passion grabs you when you look at my work.  It defines me as I love to hear what people think and feel when they see my work in person.” says Michael. 

Mr. LightsAndPaint is active in Wynwood, and a member of Miami’s Young Artist Initiative.  

His FAVORITE QUOTE:

“If you want to change the world and the world isn’t willing to change, then change a group, and if that group isn’t willing to change, then change a friend, and if that friend isn’t willing to change, then change yourself then the world is bound to follow.”  UNKNOWN

Stay tuned for an upcoming special engagement in West Palm Beach. 

 

 

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Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar
New Sunday Brunch Favorite

Anyone who knows me,  knows I am a HUGE FOODIE!  So how thrilled was I to hear about a fabulous innovative Sunday Brunch option on my radar?  Super thrilled!  So many of my friends live in the Jupiter area.. one more excuse to see them!  Brunch at  Aaron’s Table  

My good friend Aaron Fuller, Mar-A-Lago’s Food and Beverage Director and hospitality veteran, has been catering to the most discerning and demanding  customers for years.  Aaron recently opened Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar, and now he’s added a Gourmet Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm.  Here is a tease for us foodies:

How often do you get to enjoy a Duck Eggs-Benedict with duck confit on the menu?  or a Smoked Salmon flatbread? Not to mention unlimited specialty Bubbly Bar at $15   To be noted:  Aaron knows his clientele is sophisticated and expect to be tailored to, his Bubbly Bar menu includes  a variety of juices and toppings to  accommodate pretty much any special requests. (Mimossas, Bellinis, Apperol Spritz.. you name it! Even Sangria made exclusively by the Restaurant’s Sommelier.)

Complete with comfortable leather banquets, a rare pewter bar, large chalkboards with daily specials, and picnic tables, Aaron’s Table & Wine Bar provides a warm and comfortable dining experience. 

 

 

 

“I want to provide a space that you know you are getting a great product that was grown, cooked and served with enthusiasm and respect,”Chef Aaron.

Follow them on Facebook for Daily Special and upcoming events

Call 561.855.2628 or Book on Line

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Holiday Stress?
Before you eat your way through it
Try this 5 minute time-out

By Susan Stone (Certified Specialist in Mental and Spiritual Well-Being)

Stress Free Holiday…Easier than YOU Think!

Holidays can be overwhelming…presents, parties, family issues, and that’s just the start of the holiday stress list!

We know that stress isn’t good for our bodies or our emotional state and sadly, it can affect those close to us. When triggered by fear or stress, we may feel out of control, act irrationally and over consume (aka the holiday weight). This is because there is a physical as well as emotional response to stress.

In fact, thousands of tiny chemicals are released into our systems every time we are triggered by fear or stress. This hormonal chemical dump is only a part of the human “Fight/Flight Response.” Our subconscious mind, which is much faster than our conscious mind, also tells our liver to stop detoxing, our digestion to shut down and sends energy to the large limb muscles getting the body ready to run, fight or hide. Because our subconscious can’t distinguish between a real threat (bear chasing you) or a perceived threat (thought of a bear chasing you), it automatically triggers the “Fight/Flight” reaction every time. Self-preservation is always the subconscious’ top priority

 

Maribel and Susan

The good news is that you can override this reaction and even program in a new response to stress. It’s called The Whole Brain Body Posture. It’s simple and only takes a few minutes!

So when things get tense…politic talk or unsolicited relationship advice at the big holiday dinner…instead of going for another glass of wine or plate of food, take a five minute “time out” and try The Whole Brain Posture technique

I met Susan under sad circumstances– I was grieving, needed answers and most importantly, needed to cope and move forward.  Susan gave me the tools and the hope I needed to plug through every painful day.  I’ve invited Susan to share her fabulous energy, hope, and expertise with our subscribers and look forward to her monthly Altima blog contribution on mental and spiritual well-being. ” Maribel Alvarez

 

About Susan Stone

Susan Stone is a PSYCH-K Facilitator, Emotional Intelligence Instructor and certified Hypnotherapist.  A lifetime student of human and business development, Ms. Stone received her training from the world renowned Omni Hypnosis Training Center, NLP training from National Federation of NeuroLinguistic Programming, and her Advanced, Health & Wellbeing & PRO PSYCH-K training from International PSYCH-K.  She has BA in Employment Relations from Michigan State University where she attended graduate school.

Prior to founding S2 Evolution, Susan has held leadership positions in national charities as well as South Florida businesses. She has appeared on several primetime television shows such as Extreme Makeover, The Today Show, The Montel Williams Show, Lifetime Channel, PBS, Inside Edition and has also been featured interviews in several major publications including USA Today, Washington Post and The NY Times.  As Executive Director of the International Children’s Charity Locks of Love, Susan was instrumental in simultaneously doubling the number of children served, increasing individual contributions over 170%, net income by over 500%, and volunteer participation by 1,000%. She also secured the organization’s first Fortune 500 sponsors including L’Oreal/Matrix and Pfizer/Rogaine.

Susan holds certifications in Pain Management from the Nurse Anesthetists Association, Hypno-Oncology from National Hypnosis Guild, HypnoBirthing and Ultra-Height from Omni Hypnosis and she also is a Certified Emotional Intelligence Instructor and PSYCH-K Facilitator on the fast track to becoming a PSYCH-K Instructor.  In addition to her private practice, Ms Stone has served as Consulting Hypnotherapist for the Palm Beach Cancer Foundation’s Sari Cancer Center.

 

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120% Lino invites you to shop and
Save a Four-Legged Friend

120% Lino gives back December 10 through December 20

Palm Beachers have long been celebrated as dog lovers.  This Holiday Season, you can shop on Worth Avenue at 120% Lino and support Big Dog Ranch Rescue. For 10 days beginning December 10,  choose from the fabulous selection of accessories and  120% Lino will contribute 10% of purchases to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Select from beautifully hand-woven Italian handbags made from waxed cotton exclusively for 120% Lino; Italian ballerinas made from the finest Italian Leather; exquisite Italian chain necklaces and jewelry from French designer Dominique Denaive; authentic Panama Hats direct from Montecristi, and delicate linen scarves while contributing to the welfare of our four-legged friends.  Spoil your friends (and yourself) with a gift from 120% Lino and know that you are acting as Santa’s helper for dogs in need.

120% Lino is Italy’s foremost fashion brand specializing in linen for men, women and children.  Their  fashion collections which are known for an understated luxury style, are focused on just one material:  the pure linen fiber. Passion and research for the reinterpretation of this quality textile is the core of 120% Lino which offers the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance.  Visit the store located at 333 Worth Avenue,

 Click Here to preview  the latest arrivals at 120% Lino                                                          

big-dog-ranch

Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern U.S, began over 10 years ago as Florida Weimaraner Rescue, and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  President and Co-Founder Lauree Simmons reminds that with their motto, “Big And Small, We Save Them All!”  

Click Here for more information or to adopt a pet from Big Dog Ranch Rescue

 

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PURPLE REIGNs on Worth Avenue

Armory Art Center Sponsors Shopping Opportunity in Advance of Purple Reign Event

In anticipation of The Armory Art Center’s upcoming Winter Fundraiser planned for January 26– PURPLE REIGNa Tribute to Prince,  two neighboring Worth Avenue boutiques have gotten into the Purple spirit.   Mary Mahoney and The Silver Fund are offering a donation to the Armory Art Center for any purple merchandise purchased in the month of December.  A special piece sure to appeal to collectors is a beautiful Dorothy Draper inspired chrome X-form bench upholstered in a brilliant purple velvet fabric, USA circa 1970 exclusively designed by The Silver Fund and offered at $8,500 (featured above).  

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

 

Mary Mahoney has a celebrated collection of tableware, gifts and entertaining essentials with many purple options.  Collectors are invited to consider the Lalique Poseidon Vase offered at $17,500.

The Armory Art Center is delighted to be the beneficiary of this WORTHwhile shopping opportunity.  In their 30th year, The Armory Art Center offers scholarships for youth and adult programs to help inspire the creation and experience of art in Palm Beach County for underserved families.  In addition to providing a full roster of art classes, the Armory Art Center operates two major programs…. Artist in Residence Program and Art of the Phoenix, which conducts therapeutic art classes to aid teenage victims of human trafficking.

Click here for more information on Purple Reign