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EMILIO PUCCI Spring/Summer Sale–

I’m one of those who wait with bated breath for the end of May…  Not only because it means my summer European getaway is around the corner, but also because I am one of the lucky ones who get ‘that call’… Julie from EMILIO PUCCI on Worth Avenue knows I drool every time I walk by the boutique, praying that come May, those preferred pieces will be there.

EMILIO PUCCI‘s annual summer sale (50% off 2016 Spring and Summer)  is officially happening as I write this!  I’ve gone twice and, yes, I feel a little guilty, but I just couldn’t resist…

36779978UR_13_fMy favorites:  The cropped bell bottoms in royal blue or mosaic pattern featured above in cotton (very retro! I opted for the mosaic after much deliberation with every client who walked in); scalloped printed shorts which make your thighs look slim; fabulous one-pieces (I’ve decided to go with one pieces these days…); the one thing I 34612461AA_13_fLOVED and didn’t get– a whimsical chiffon dress which could do double duty as summer night and formal wear.

 

I’ve since repacked my suitcase for a long weekend birthday celebration in St. Barth’s this week, My suitcase is more colorful and I am so much happier!!

 

This particular collection is not only for PUCCI-lovers– but it is for those who appreciate fashion, good taste and value, and definitely for those of us who remember certain icons… Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and embrace that bit of nostalgia…

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I don’t have enough space here to tell you about their fabulous beach bags, patterned espadrilles and screaming fashion sandals…  you have to witness for yourselves!

I’ll make it easy for you.. call Julie at 655 7070

 

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Everyone loves SEQUIN

 

On a recent visit, our obsession was with the long-beaded fresh water pearl necklaces for a layered Chanel-like look that never goes out of style. Especially when laytered wit hthe necklace of the moment– The Tassel Pendant!

Plus it was impossible not to pick out a few of the Marrakesh enamel bracelets which come in every color imaginable, especially those iconic Palm Beach colors. Think Lilly!

The Grecian Island earrings were also irresistible! They feature the intricate hand-sculpted 22K gold dipped metal frames with semi-precious stones such as turquoise, purple and deep blue. The perfect accessory for those cool crisp summer outfits.

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Because SEQUIN has become a destination for locals and visitors alike, it’s a happy place that makes you want to come back again and again! No matter where your Summer Travels take you, before you pack your bags, make sure you visit Sequin.

Locations in Palm Beach:  South County Road and Worth Avenue

For those of you who prefer to shop from the convenience of your home, check out their terrific online store!

 

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A Fairy Special Mother’s Day at Eau Spa

This Mother’s Day, spoil your mother or better yet, share the experience and double the magic!   Eau Spa’s whimsical setting is a perfect getaway to ‘Pause, Play and Perfect’.  Eau Spa is offering 6 different Mother’s Day programs, varying from Aromatherapy Yoga with Mom to a complete day of pampering with ‘Mother’s Day in Spa Wonderland‘.

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Aromatherapy Yoga With Mom

May 8, 2016 – 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. – $35 with spa access

A mother’s love is like no other. Enjoy a nurturing and relaxing 90-minute Yoga class infused with essential oils that are designed to deepen the connection between body, breath, and mind. Awaken your inner Shakti and cultivate a feeling of well-being as you move through heart opening poses alongside your number one since day one. Nothing says “thank you mom” like EAUmmming together. 90 minute Yoga Class $35

BOGO Duet Yoga or Personal Training for the both of you!

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mom taught you to eat your vegetables and take care of your health. Treat mom, or any lovely motherly figure with the gift of health & healing in a private Fitness or Yoga class. Foster connection and laughter while strengthening your bond with dynamic duEAU partner exercises and postures.   60 minute Private Fitness or Yoga Class Duet $125

 Make-It-Up-To-Mom Hammam

You have worried her since the day you were born, and now is your chance to win her forgiveness with this decadent treatment. With roots in the ancient Middle East, this purifying, ancient ritual detoxifies the body as she is submerged into a heated float bed while slathered and wrapped in a rhassoul clay cocoon.  The body is then cooled with an orange quince mist, and finished with a warm carda”mom” amber oil hand tangerine fig butter crème massage. She will not remember your name, much less the trouble you have caused her after this divine treatment.  90 Minutes for $295

The Queen Mother

Her highness would expect nothing less.  This perfect journey includes a hand drawn bath of exotic  florals, oriental teas, and precious oils combined with a hand washing and polishing of the skin, a delicate dry buff, and a warm butter and silk massage. 90 Minutes for $299

A Facial from Her Favorite Child

We already know that she loves you best, and she will also love ridding her skin of hyperpigmentation, photoaging, pore congestion or fine lines and wrinkles (that your siblings caused her) with a choice of either one of our Micropeel Solutions or a Pigment Balancing Peel. This treatment includes crystal-free microdermabrasion, a hyaluronic gel infusion, sculpting microcurrent, collagen stimulating LED, and includes a take-home, month supply of Alpha Beta Peels. Stay in first place. 90 Minutes for $420 

Mother’s Day in Spa Wonderland

The perfect gift for your favorite lady, this day includes a 30 Minute Body Scrub, 60 Minute Self-Centered Massage, 60 Minute Essence Facial, Classic Manicure and Pedicure followed by a hair blow out. $590 and includes complimentary champagne and 10% off any retail purchases. Optional upgrades not included in the price.

For inquiries please call 561.540.4960 or email concierge@eauspa.com

Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

 

 

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POSH Palm Beach Special Announcement, Kick-Off Gala

Michael James of The Silver Fund hosted supporters of Lighthouse Guild’s Annual POSH Palm Beach Dinner Dance during a private pre-gala reception on January 13, 2016, offering guests a sneak preview of highlights to be introduced when the POSH on-line site is officially launched in June.

8_6358835626574699501951092_45_SILVER_20160113_PM_020For years, POSH Palm Beach has been known for its annual sale featuring major designer fashions and accessories donated by socialites, celebrities, designers and retailers. While the annual event benefiting the Lighthouse Guild successfully attracted the masses in search of a deal on designer and couture pieces such as Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Prada, Escada, Givenchy, Manolo Blahnik, Bottega Veneta, and Christian Louboutin – the digital world opened a whole new opportunity!

Thus, POSH Designer Sale will now offer  an online shopping platform, set to debut this summer, featuring the most coveted clothing and accessories at your fingertips! Patrons will soon be able to support for the Lighthouse Guild from home, work or even while running errands.

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Mark G. Ackermann, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lighthouse Guild, was in attendance and recognized this year’s Dinner Dance honorees, Kim Campbell and Lavinia Baker. He also announced Honorary Chair Arlene Dahl, will be presented with Lighthouse Guild’s Vision Award in recognition of her leadership in Palm Beach, and for her longstanding support and advocacy for the vision impaired.

Marking its ninth year, the annual Lighthouse Guild POSH Palm Beach Dinner Dance will be held on February 23, 2016 at Club Colette. This year’s Dinner Dance Chairmen are Kane and Mary Baker, Mario Nievera and Travis Howe.  Junior Chairmen are Bettina Anderson and Wyatt Koch.  The Gala Dinner will honor Lavinia Baker and Kim Campbell.

Committee members include Iris Apfel,  Jackie Weld Drake, Katherine Ford, Michele Kessler, Carla Mann, Talbott Maxey, Grace Meigher, Margo MacNabb Nederlander, Kit Pannill, Nancy Paul, Catherine Saxton, Frances Scaife, Jennie Scaife and Norma Tiefel.  Junior Committee members are Lilly Leas, Sean Ferreira, Alexis Posada, Robert Riva, Fritz and Judy van der Grift, Samantha Curry, Camila Helander, Tyler Sargent, Nick Sargent, Nicole Kirchhoff, Erik and Julia Lembcke, Lourdes de Guardiola, Michael Morrissey, Kirsten Smith, Chris Leavitt, Dr. Tara Dennis, Kristina Olsen and Amanda Boalt.

For information about the POSH Dinner Dance, or to make a tax-deductible donation of clothing and/or accessories to the POSH Sale, please contact Mona de Sayve at (561) 828-1522 or email desayvem@lighthouseguild.org

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Click Here for more photos from the POSH Palm Beach Private Pre-Gala Reception.

Lighthouse Guild is the leading non-profit vision and healthcare organization addressing the needs of the blind, visually impaired and those with multiple disabilities by providing critical health care services to help people of all ages to enjoy safe, independent lives.

 

 

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Altima and Patrick McMullan Wrap Up 2015

2015 has been a fabulous year for Altima Palm Beach!  We celebrated our 15th anniversary, launched our new website, and teamed up with celebrated photographer Patrick McMullan! It is only fitting that we end the year with a bang! Scroll below for a peek at December 2015 charitable events captured Patrick. And of course, continue to follow the blog for ‘Altima Picks’ coming up in 2016. Keep the good times rolling!

All photographs taken by Patrick McMullan.

Studio 1696 New York Meets Palm Beach

Studio 1696 Featured Designers ©Patrick McMullan

Studio 1696 The Talented Group  ©Patrick McMullan

Lori Stoll Holiday Tribute to American Cancer Society

Suzanne Migdall, Hilary Musser, Frances Fisher and Lori Stoll. Photographed by Patrick McMullan

Suzanne Migdall, Hilary Musser, Frances Fisher and Lori Stoll ©Patrick McMullan

 

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue league Christmas Party.

Tom Quick, Pauline Pitt, Lesly Smith== The 44th Annual CHRISTMAS BALL Benefitting The PEGGY ADAMS Animal Rescue League== Sailfish Club, Palm Beach, FL== December 10, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - Patrick McMullan/PMC==

Tom Quick, Pauline Pitt, Lesly Smith (c) Patrick McMullan

Paradise Fund Casino

Scott Dingman, Bettina Anderson

Scott Dingman, Bettina Anderson ©Patrick McMullan

Private Celebrations, Meat Market Events and more

Jeff and MeiSze Greene, Terry Allen Kramer, the Honorable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney ©Patrick McMullan

Jeff and MeiSze Greene, Terry Allen Kramer, the Honorable Brian Mulroney and Mila Mulroney ©Patrick McMullan

Mary Mahoney Opening Weekend Celebration

Susan Cohon, Ellie Block, Cynthia Berenson, Mary Mahoney, Peggy Trethewey, Shannon Porthault ©Patrick McMullan

Susan Cohon, Ellie Block, Cynthia Berenson, Mary Mahoney, Peggy Trethewey, Shannon Porthault ©Patrick McMullan

 

Patrick McMullan will be back in South Florida on January 10th to continue to cover the hottest events! 

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Fashion Highlights at Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Couture ‘Art to Wear Fashion’ Show at 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Many people don’t think of Fashion when they think of Fine Crafts, but collectors familiar with the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show understand why the two fit together. The fine craftsmanship that goes into the exotic designs, hand-painted textiles and intricate handwork will be showcased at The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show during a fashion show Saturday, February 27th at 1:30 pm.

New York City-based Starr Hagenbring’s silk artful jackets and coat dresses (featured above) will be among the vetted designers to be featured at the 13th Annual event. designers showcasing their wares include Irina Fisher,  Jacquelyn Rice, and Ewa Kielczewska. (Complete list below)

 

Jacquelyn Rice

 

Ewa Kielczewska Designs

Ewa Kielczewska

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show hours:
Friday, February 26 10am – 6pm; Saturday, February 27th 10am – 6pm and Sunday February 28th 11am – 5pm

For complete schedule of events visit www.craftsamericashows.com
Tickets will be on sale in January.

Take a peek at some of the designers to be featured at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

Kate Beck
Veronika Braslavsky
Jacqueline Kilmartin
Iris Mansard
Amy Nguyen
Mina Norton
Marian Schoettle
Michael Conti

 

 

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Alvin Valley, The King of Pants

Alvin Valley

Alvin Valley, also known as “The King of Pants”, has reigned over women’s fashion in 400 stores around the world. His impressive following has also served as his inspiration.

“I was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s novel, Dorian Gray. It was a social observation, and I had tons of fun doing it. Just as Basil Hallward is infatuated by Dorian, I am constantly pulling inspiration from the impressive women I surround myself with. Women such as Kirsten Green, Marissa Mayer, Alexandra von Furstenberg, Eva Lorenzotti, Alexandra Wilkis, Lauren Santo Domingo and Lauren Remington Platt, all of whom are trailblazers within their respective industries, act as my muses, and I am the painter,” says Valley whose first clients were among the young jet set crowd including Lourdes Fanjul and Carolina de Nuefville.

His designs have evolved since its beginnings in 2001 to keep up with the modern woman’s lifestyle. Each collection never fails to emphasize beautiful silhouettes. The Fall 2015 Collection experiments with the different dimensions of refined fashion. More volume, dimension, layers, and movement are some of the features to expect with his pant suit line. Keeping with the season, the color palette emulates the warmth of precious stones- tourmaline, sapphire, and amethyst paired with navy, grays and black.

www.alvinvalley.com

Alvin Valley

Alvin Valley’s Fall collection will be on display at Studio 1696 from December 14th until 24th

Click here to view other Pop-Up Designers

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Via Capri, 34 -100 Year Tradition comes to Worth Avenue

Creating one-of-a-kind personalized sandals to reflect a woman’s individual style and personality.

Perfect Holiday gift: A Taste of Capri 

Their Story:

When Francesco Pasta, a native of Capri and artisan of custom handmade Caprese sandals, met his future bride Jessica, during a shopping excursion, he hadn’t a clue he would end up on Worth Avenue 15 years later! Jessica and her mother took a ferry from Naples to the island paradise. Shopping may have been in their mind- but love was in the air!

Falling in love with the sandals, led to long distance communication which eventually led to Jessica moving to Capri, then Francesco following her to Chicago where they created a mobile business and thankfully for us, culminating in Palm Beach! To read more about the romantic details visit the Shiny Sheet article published earlier this month,Perfect fit: Italian sandal shop brings touch of Capri to Worth Avenue”.

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“I was thrilled to discover Via Capri, 34 while strolling the avenue! I don’t need to wait to go to Capri in the summer to place my order,” says Marzia Precoda who has begun to spread the word among her friends.

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Francesco Pasta, of Via Capri, 34, is an artisan of custom handmade Caprese sandals. Italian born and raised, he learned his craft in 2001 on the Island of Capri, Italy. This 100 year old tradition on Capri has captured the attention of travelers from around the world. Like sipping chilled limoncello made from the lemons of Capri to swimming in the Blue Grotto, authentic Caprese sandals are a staple when visiting this beautiful paradise in the Mediterranean.

Your Experience:

Worth Avenue is home to the first Via Capri, 34 store. The ambiance of this store was designed to give the sense of Capri from its attention to detail. As a designer and cobbler of custom handmade sandals for over 15 years, Francesco focused on the customer experience.

Via Capri, 34 is a symbol of precision and craftsmanship. Via Capri, 34 sandals are made with genuine Italian leather soles and adorned with the choice of a variety of pigmented leathers, Swarovski crystals snake skin and precious metals. Via Capri, 34 sandals are custom handmade to order giving each woman the opportunity to “design” a pair of sandals that reflects their individual style and personality.

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From the decor, to the service and, most importantly, to the quality of your Via Capri, 34 sandals, it will be an experience you won’t soon forget. Take a moment to explore the undeniable beauty of Capri and indulge in a memorable Caprese tradition.

Visiting the Store is a MUST for all of us with good taste and who appreciate quality. Remember to inquire about the Holiday Gift Card.

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323 Worth Avenue, Via de Mario
www.viacapri34.com

Facebook: Via Capri, 34
Instagram: @viacapri34
Pinterest: Via Capri 34 Francesco Pasta
Twitter: @viacapri34

Jessica@viacapri34.com or call Jessica at 312.720.1789

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Keeping the Spirit of Summer Alive with Strong Boalt Menswear

2015 is on track to be Florida’s hottest year on record. Naturally, we are keeping the spirit of summer alive while most of the world is sailing into the frost of winter. This week’s fashion highlight is Strong Boalt Menswear, the product of Palm Beach native, Amanda Boalt Coleman.

She designs are for “men who don’t take themselves too seriously but are seriously well dressed.”

Strong Boalt 2015 by Ben Fink Shapiro

Strong Boalt 2015 by Ben Fink Shapiro

The men’s collection boasts vibrant colors and whimsical yet classic aesthetics. Her inspirations are in part attributed to her family as she is the granddaughter of Enrique Rousseau, who was married to the renowned designer Lilly Pulitzer. Boalt’s early career included a position as a buyer for Ralph Lauren, which she says continues to inspire the timeless look of the menswear.

You won’t find Strong Boalt in any of the mainstream venues of the fashion industry. The men’s collection is concentrated on beautiful destinations, resorts, clubs and golf shops around the world. Click Here to find a boutique near you.

Strong Boalt 2015 by Ben Fink Shapiro

Strong Boalt 2015 by Ben Fink Shapiro

 

Studio 1696 will host a Strong Boalt Pop-Up Trunk show from December 15th -24th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). The collection will be alongside other local and international designers such as:

Whitney Baldwin – Jewelry
Wyatt Ingraham – Menswear Fashion
Caryna Nina – Tunics
Denis LaMarsh – Imported Furniture
Montecristi Hats by Yovanny – Panama Hats
Rory Mackay – Stationary
Clem Penrose – Fine Art

Studio 1696 | 1696 Old Okeechobee Rd, West Palm Beach
Contact Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com or 561-833-8283 for more information.

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Keeping Up With Studio 1696, Seasonal Pop-Up Shops

Studio 1696 | 1696 Old Okeechobee Rd, West Palm Beach

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

We have already featured Studio 1696 on our blog, but as season gets closer we want to make sure that you all are keeping up with the excitement that is to come at the warehouse retail store. When you walk inside, you will notice A LOT. Colors, patterns, precious stones, textiles and textures from around the globe. The international collection of world travelers Lars Bolander and Nadine Kalachnikoff practically comes to life at their visionary spot in West Palm Beach. From December through April, the dynamic couple will host a series of pop-up shops featuring some of our favorite local artists and designers. Wyatt Koch (Remember our profile where he announced his upcoming fashion line?), Rory Mackay (His stationary collection was just featured in the Oprah Magazine), and Caryna Nina are just some of the artisans who will be featured in the shops.

Follow Studio 1696 on Facebook to make sure you know who will be there and when!

Preview Party December 1st
Pop-Up Shops December 2nd -14th
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Clem Penrose – Fine Art
Pat McInerney – Jewelry
Rory MacKay – Stationary
Jenny Garrigues – Accessories

Preview Party December 14th
Pop-Up Shops December 15th -24th
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Whitney Baldwin – Jewelry
Wyatt Ingraham – Menswear Fashion
Caryna Nina – Tunics
Denis LaMarsh – Imported Furniture
Montecristi Hats by Yovanny – Panama Hats
Rory Mackay – Stationary
Clem Penrose – Fine Art

Strong Boalt Menswear – Menswear by Amanda Boalt