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When Pucci met Polo at Icon La Piaggia– a private St. Tropez-style beach club

The Related Group, known for their pioneering efforts in Palm Beach County, partnered with Altima to come up with some of the coolest, ‘out of the box’ concepts for their various projects.  What was slated to become ‘Icon Palm Beach’ and then for a short while ‘Trump Icon’ may not have come to fruition due to the economic crisis at the time, but they did secure over 40% sales with depo…

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Streetfies takes your ‘Selfies’ to the next level

Our friends at Digidust have just launched (today, September 15th) a fun mobile application for iPhone and Android called Streetfies. Streetfies lets you take a selfie anywhere in the world, with the background you desire…  Can’t …

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Colors make the world a better place– meet Sonia Velasquez

Meet someone who I feel especially proud to call a friend and a member of the Altima team:  Sonia Velasquez lost an eye at the age of six to family violence, yet overcame adversity becoming a model, renowned journalist, producer and recently, a ‘celebrity in the design world,”…

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$74 Million Dollar Cake… This one is hard to top!

I recently came across an article which blew my mind… Someone spent $74 million dollars on his daughter’s engagement party cake… British dress designer turned cake-maker, Debbie Wingham stumbled across the opportunity when a client picking up a dress order stumbled across her ‘hobby’.   The 6 foot long cake which replicated a detailed cat walk, with edible models, designer accessories and photographer, included a 5.2 carat pink diamond, a 6.4…

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Meat Market Signature Steak Sundays ending soon

Meat lovers have until the last Sunday of September to enjoy half price off Meat Market’s  succulent signature steaks.  Known for its prime-grade cuts of beef, and Chef Sean Brasel’s exquisite touches, the swank Palm Beach steakhouse has enjoyed huge success this summer, quickly becoming a local favorite.   Though extended happy hours, Wall Street Wednesdays, backgammon nights, and …

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Racial murders happening in our own backyard…… Thank you One Jupiter for raising awareness through exhibit of Guatemalan Art and local history

I’m always asked to click the right box.. Am I Hispanic/Latino  or Caucasian?  It was an added plus when applying to Ivy League colleges, as there was a quota to be filled, but for some reason,years later, I’ve continued to click the ‘Latino’ box… It’s just something I’ve always done in an effort to champion opportunities for fellow Hispanics who will go way beyond what is required to prove themselves.   Recent vocalizations by running officials and hate crimes this past month …

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Remember when… Rod Stewart and Terry Allen Kramer hosted..

 

It was April 2000, one of Altima’s  events, organized in less than three weeks, to raise money for Stop the Violence, Face the Music.  This star-studded event which raised close to $200,000 was born following the tragedy at Columbine, during dinner with Rod Stewart and Terry Allen Kramer who jumped on the opportunity to support the c…

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A Portable Private Island? Christie’s says YES

I’m still trying to understand how this works.. According to a recent article I came across, Christie’s International Real Estate and its partner Dutch Docklands have taken ‘Private Island Living‘ to the next level.  According to Forbes Magazine,  “Amillarah Private Islands has created unique tailor-made floating residences designed by famed Dutch architect Koen …