No Needles Needed
Swiss Patent FILLERINA

by Maribel Alvarez

I’m one of those women who refuse to use a needle for anything other than as a required vaccine when traveling to an exotic destination or to mend a button.  So when my dear friend Melissa Peverini introduced me to Fillerina, a topical alternative to filler injections so many of my friends had been using for years, I was intrigued..

I targeted my deepest crevices with the precision applicator filled with the dose of topical Swiss Patent hyaluronic acid formula gel, followed by the nourishing film, drank two glasses of water nightly for 2 weeks and was hooked!  I proceeded to order the day, night and eye creams which I use regularly.

It’s now been over 2 months and I continue to receive comments on how much younger I look.. If you have any questions feel free to email Melissa at Melissa.Peverini@fillerinausa.com

I invite you to take a peek at the video below.  Click here to visit the website


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Direct from Montecristi to Worth Avenue– Master Weaver Yovanni Mero Pachay at SEQUIN September 27-29

Those of us who appreciate authenticity and quality didn’t get enough of Yovanni Mero Pachay’s beautiful Panama hats  during his first visit to Palm Beach.  Earlier this year, the fifth generation Master Weaver  demonstrated his unique millinery skills and displayed a selection of Montecristi hats at Lars and Nadine Bolander’s Studio 1696.   Due to high demand, Yovanni is returning, this time on the Avenue at Sequin  

clasico extrafino (2) “These hats are not only the real deal,” says local Palm Beacher Richie Horowitz, “they are a fabulous deal! I’ve bought many Montecristi hats over the years, and these prices are less than half what I paid in St. Bart’s and London.”


Montecristi Signature Traveling Box


A long-time favorite for chic world travelers, Montecristi hats’ fine weaving allows it to be rolled and packed in its signature box.



    Meet Yovanni, watch him at work, walk out with a hat that fits your budget or request a custom Montecristi


Welcome Yovanni Tuesday  September 27th from 5:30-8:00 pm


       Yovanni will also be at                  Sequin, 219 Worth Avenue       September 28-29, 11:00 – 5:00 pm

Prices begin in the low $100’s and  may go up to the thousands….


Trivia information:  Why are they called Panama Hats?

Roosevelt_and_the_Canal smLegend has it that President Theodore Roosevelt brought the hats to popularity in North America when photos were taken of

him wearing one while visiting Panama. But that’s not the only story. As the hats were shipped through the Isthmus canal in Panama before they hit the shores around the world, someone mistakenly thought the hats came from the country famous for its canal. Who knew one person’s misunderstanding would lead to the rest of the world following suit?

Read more on wikipedia



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120% LINO on Worth Avenue turns down the heat with COOL SUMMER SALE

I received a call from my dear friend Susan, announcing her new position as manager of 120% Lino on Worth Avenue.  I wasn’t even aware my favorite  boutique had a location in Palm Beach!  I made it a point to stop by and was thrilled to discover the Worth Avenue store carried the easy to wear South of France stylish pieces with the quality cool natural breathable fabrics which only Italians know how to produce.



After making a beeline for the sale section, I walked out feeling 10 degrees cooler and looking like I just got off a super-yacht in Capri:

The effortless yet stylish linen shift dress chicfully accessorized with necklace and a handbag that travel well from ship to shore.


Glance at the look book

If you haven’t visited 120 Lino, there is no better time than the present as the 50% SALE has only just begun!

333 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480
tel. 561.833.0711











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While the Cats Away…Sequin to host Purrfect Shopping Event in Support of Palm Beach Island Cats on Thursday, August 4th

Fashionistas in Palm Beach already know that Sequin is the Cat’s Meow for accessorizing your latest look.  Always on trend, Sequin is offering a unique Pre-Season opportunity to add some new shiny adornments to your collection while supporting a great local cause….Palm Beach Island Cats.  Mark your calendar to stop into Sequin at 219 Worth Avenue on Thursday, August 4th between 5:30 and 8 p.m. to see the latest accessories, while sampling some hors d’oeuvres and sipping some refreshments. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the shopping event will graciously be donated to Palm Beach Island Cats, and the knowledgeable staff at Sequin is always willing to offer their styling skills as part of their personal service.


CATS by Astrid Looks like Jail Fresh off of celebrating their well-attended Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic which was recently held at Nick & Johnnie’s , the supporters of Palm Beach Island Cats continue to be pleased with the results of the local organization’s efforts which operate 365 days a year with no government support.  The Trap, Neuter, Release approach to managing feral felines in Palm Beach is one of the leading programs of its kind in the country.  Advocates of responsible pet ownership, Palm Beach Island Cats provides food, sterilization, vaccines and other medical care to the Island’s feral felines.  For more information or to make a donation, please visit pbislandcats.org.


SEQUIN Summer in the Hamptons

Sequin addicts traveling to the Hamptons will be thrilled to find their favorite jewelry store as a pop up inside  BLOW BEAUTY BAR, owned by Lila Beudert.  “Not only is it the perfect blend of beauty and accessories,’ says Sequin co-founder Kim Renk, “but customers can experience the Sequin ‘create your own talisman jewlery’ and choose from a vast array of charms to personalize necklaces  for themselves or loved ones.

Create Your Own 2

Create Your Own 3

When in the Hamptons, visit Blow at 2422 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY  or call

visit http://www.sequin-nyc.com



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…

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.

Grecian Earring 2

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‘.


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.


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


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!