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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Technology

Is the Crypto fad going away? Or is Blockchain technology here to stay?

Whether you’re a skeptic, a Bitcoin bull, or still have no idea what Blockchain is, come to the Preservation Foundation on March 26th for an informational reception hosted by Jefferson Capital. Former CNN International Anchor and Correspondent, Felicia Taylor, will moderate the first in a series of symposiums.

“This technology will likely change the future of how we exchange assets,” Taylor said. “And it is vital that we understand how it will be used.”

Timothy Myers, a blockchain programmer and consultant, will feature as a speaker. He has worked with major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, helping them incorporate this technology in their existing systems. During his presentation, Myers will share why he believes Blockchain integration across all businesses is inevitable.

Robert Riva and Michael Margaritoff, managing partners of Jefferson Capital, offer their own insight into the potential utility of digital assets. In addition, they will lead the audience in a round of debate and discussion.

Only 20 seats left for the inaugural reception. If you would like to attend this event or other upcoming presentations Please email: info@jeffersoncapital.info




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Direct from St. Barth’s
Meet Katja Bentzen

Katja Bentzen- A St. Barth’s Staple comes to Palm Beach

St. Barth’s regulars who are ‘in the know’ have three things they absolutely must do during their visit to the fashionable destination:  Pick up food to go at Mayas for a picnic in Colombier or Saline; enjoy lunch and several bottles of rosé at La Plage and a visit to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France Hotel to purchase one of Katja’s latest creations.  Coming home from St. Barth’s without a new signature leather and pearl piece is absolutely out of the question for many of us!  Though Irma has made a dent in our plans this year to visit St. Barth’s, the good news is Katja Bentzen is coming to South Florida end of January and staying with me for a couple of weeks!

Shades of Grey, White, Champagne and more

Katja has been the exclusive supplier of exquisite pearl, mother of pearl and vermeil creations to the Cheval Blanc Isle de France (formerly Hotel Isle de France) for the last 15 years.  Katja uses only the best pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas with AAA lustre and shine, which she personally selects during her regular trips to the islands.  Katja imports the finest quality supple leather from Australia which she hand prepares for each piece she creates.

I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I visited Katja at her studio in St. Barth’s— a pearl lover’s paradise!  My boyfriend spent close to two hours selecting the perfect shades of grey resulting in my favorite piece ever: the perfect Tahitian pearl and leather necklace.

About Katja Bentzen

Katja was born in Sweden and after moving to several countries with her family, she ended up in the Canary Islands, where her

Mother of Pearl Clover Collection

desire to go sailing and traveling was born. She was originally trained in London to restore antique kilims tapestry and it was here that her interest for jewelry and fashion blossomed. Katja spent her winters between the islands of St Barth’s and Antigua and summers in Newport RI, where she worked for the Restoration Society bringing rugs and tapestries back to life for the mansions on Ocean Drive. She used the knotting techniques for restoring these tapestries to create her pearl jewelry.Whilst sailing around the oceans Katja discovered the pearls from Tahiti and the South Seas and began using them to create the pearl jewelry that she is so renowned for today.

Vermeil Collection


Katja Bentzen at Milou Pop Up at International Polo Club and Palm Beach

She’s already been snapped up by Lourdes de Guardiola who will be showcasing select pieces at Milou’s pop up at International Polo Club from January 15-January 28 and February 5- 18th.  Lourdes’s curated collection will include pieces from both Katja’s clover and vermeil lines.

Pearl aficionados will also have the opportunity to meet Katja, select their favorite pearls and request a customized design tailored specifically for them.

Other trunk shows in Wellington and Worth Avenue are still in the planning.  For more information on trunk shows or for private appointments, join Milou’s mailing list or email me.




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Le Rosey in Palm Beach
Summer Camp Presentations

Le Rosey- a household name in Palm Beach

As a Rosey alumnus (class of ’76), parent of two alumni and Florida Rep, I am once again thrilled to welcome Nathalie Eynard, Associate Director of Admissions of Le Rosey back to Palm Beach!  During her last visit three years ago, my dear friend and Rosey parent, Marzia Precoda opened her beautiful home to host an informative tea for Academy of the Palm Beach’s parents and children.  The result? Eight students signed up on the spot for various summer programs, four of which chose Le Rosey to continue their academic studies.  With a growing number of students from Palm Beach currently enrolled in either its academic or summer programs, Institut Le Rosey has clearly become a household name in Palm Beach!

Adriana Burger is a mother of four with her two youngest at Palm Beach Day Academy; eldest daughter graduated from Le Rosey last year and is currently at McGill University, and eldest son is a senior at Le Rosey this year. “Le Rosey gives its students the opportunity of looking at the world with changed eyes, opening their mind to the challenges of multicultural societies, maintaining strong values and ethics as the core of their lives, present and future since once a Roséen, always a Roséen,” says Adriana Burger,

Summer Camps: More than an Adventure in the Alps

Le Rosey offers 5 very different camp programs located on two different campuses:  the ‘Chateau’ campus on the shores of Lake Geneva and the Alpine campus located in Gstaad, in the middle of the Swiss Alps.  Hiking in the Swiss Alps, water-skiing on Lake Geneva, horse-riding through the forest, discovery trips and excursions are just some of the daily activities offered to campers. Students may also opt to develop artistic abilities, hone their musical or theatrical skills in the state of the art Paul & Henri Carnal Hall; learn a new language or focus on improving SAT scores.

Most importantly, Le Rosey Camps offer the opportunity to experience a glimpse of the Rosey spirit, become more independent, forge lifelong friendships and of course, have fun in a short couple of weeks. A unique experience in true Rosey style! 

Click here for more information on the five different camps

Scheduling a time with Nathalie Eynard

Nathalie Eynard, Director of Admissions for Le Rosey will be in Miami from February 1st to 4th, and Palm Beach from February 4th-7th.  Nathalie will answer questions pertaining to summer camp programs as well as Rosey’s  boarding school academic curriculum.  To attend a scheduled presentation or to request a private appointment, please call 561 833 8283 or email Nathalie or Maribel

Click here to view pictures from 2017 Le Rosey Alumni reunion




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House of REPOSSI
Comes to Palm Beach

Repossi:  Direct from Place Vendôme to Worth Avenue

Long coveted and collected by international clientele and European royals including designation as the Official Purveyor of H.R.H the Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the House of Repossi is coming to Palm Beach for the first time with a destination on Worth Avenue.  Hamilton Jewelers has announced an exclusive relationship with Repossi.  The 97-year-old jewelry house has developed a reputation for daring designs and a quasi-architectural approach to fine jewelry.  The exquisite pieces are coming to Palm Beach direct from Place Vendôme in Paris.

“Repossi selected Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue due to the destination’s reputation for attracting a discriminating clientele who select items with a nod to enduring quality,” says Mathieu Cheyrouze, International Director of Repossi.  “Repossi began as a family enterprise so the importance of partnership with another family business led the brand to form a relationship with Hamilton Jewelers.”

The House of Repossi was founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy and continues the creative family legacy of talented artists and designers extended from father to son, and later from father to daughter.  Gaia Repossi chose an artistic path first, far from the conventional jewelry tradition. At 21, she was appointed Creative Director of the brand, creating a radical new direction in the collections and challenging the historical ateliers with groundbreaking new designs.

Quasi-Architectural: Cutting Edge Design with a Feminine Touch

Blending and pushing the boundaries between architecture and traditional high jewelry techniques, Gaia’s designs are characterized by modern, minimalist motifs and the use of complex patterns.  In 2010, she launched the Berbère Collection that would become a groundbreaking hit for the House of Repossi, establishing it as an influential presence within the fashion industry and the high jewelry world. Gaia continues to evolve and set trends with each collection, giving impulse to a new generation in search of change and tradition at the same time.

Repossi offers bestselling jewelry pieces from collections such as Berbère, Serti Sur Vide, and Antifer. Specialties include engagement and wedding rings, as well as rare one-of-a-kind diamond solitaires. Repossi CEO, Benjamin Comar, and International Director, Mathieu Cheyrouze, will be making personal visits to Hamilton Jewelers to establish the brand’s introduction to Palm Beach.

Hamilton is a 3rd generation firm with locations in Palm Beach and Princeton, NJ.  For more information, visit www.hamiltonjewelers.com.

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Black River Caviar adds to
Superior Oscietra Collection

Imperial and Master Selections in time for the Holidays

Just in time for the Holiday season, Black River Caviar’s recently introduced Imperial and Master grades to its exceptional Oscietra selection.  Locally available at Mary Mahoney store on Worth Avenue, they represent the top tier in a four-category scale in quality for Oscietra sturgeon roe. According to the Master’s classifications, physical appearance is part of the proof of truly exceptional caviar. Whereas Tradition caviar measures at approximately 2.9 mm, its colors graded from black to light brown, Master Selection caviar measures at 3.2 mm, ranging colors from golden to exceedingly light brown.

Tradition – medium sized, darker colored eggs, rich nutty taste.
Royale – medium-large sized, slightly lighter color, rich nutty taste.
Imperial – large sized, light colored eggs, perfect appearance and taste.
Master Selection – the lightest, largest eggs with special qualities as dened
by the Black River Caviar Master.

The Black River Caviar Tradition

It’s a family business. The Alcalde family business, and it’s turned into an international enterprise that celebrates superior quality in every aspect of it. From the unique care of their breeding process to the immaculate service and presentation, Black River Caviar’s sturgeon roe strives to deliver a natural and flavorful high-quality experience.

The world-renowned Esturiones del Rio Negro has been farming their products in Uruguay since 1996. The roe is made and exported by request, and it is cultivated within the standards set by the Black River Caviar Master. These standards include size, color, firmness and texture, and of course the flavor and taste in respect to saltiness.

Request an Order

Black River Caviar’s ultimate goal is excellence, and that includes giving their clients nothing but an absolute quality experience. Because these exclusive products are available locally, you can request an order from Mary Mahoney by calling (1)561.655.8288.


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18th Annual Watch Fair Coming to Hamilton Jewelers

Rare and Elegant Watches Featured at Hamilton Jewelers at The Gardens Mall 

Every November, TIME stops for the watch enthusiasts and collectors of Palm Beach County. The highly anticipated Hamilton Jeweler’s Annual International Watch Fair is back again.

Eighteen years ago, Hamilton was the first jeweler to introduce the Watch Fair concept to the retail environment. The annual two-day Watch Fair will showcase thousands from their newest collections and limited editions. Designer watch brands will be available at Hamilton Jewelers (Gardens Mall location) on Friday, November 17th and Saturday November 18th.

Some brands to look forward to in men’s and ladies’ styles are BreitlingCartierHermes, Patek PhilippePanerai, Jaeger Le-CoultreIWC, and Chanel. In light of the two-day affair, Brand Ambassadors are flying in to attend the fair, and will address any questions. In addition, experts will provide immediate evaluation of your existing timepieces. Not only will Hamilton Jewelers be offering special financing terms, but they will also be providing special gifts with your purchase.

Hours of the Fair

Hours of the International Watch Fair are:

  • Friday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Another event taking place on Saturday, November 18th, from 12 noon to 5 p.m, is a “Taste of Switzerland,” complete with craft beers, sparkling wine, cheeses and chocolates. For more information, call 561.775.3600.

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More than just the best steaks in town: It’s a full fall calendar at Meat Market Palm Beach

Parties and summer perks roll in to fall at Meat Market Palm Beach

Slow was not part of the deal for anyone who spent their summer in Palm Beach. We had our close calls, our dose of excitement–our fill of events at Meat Market Palm Beach. The prominent steakhouse’s After Dark Thursdays was a consistent ‘not to be missed‘ staple among resident hipsters and professionals. 

Meat Market treated locals with  creative wine pairing dinners, Gold Card member receptions, and an impressive roster of professional charity fundraisers and mixers. 

The most popular summer perks were Steak Sundays (50% off signature steaks), Wine Tuesdays (50% off select wines from 5-10PM), not to mention extended Daily Happy Hours (4-8PM). These events will continue through the month of October.

October Highlights

Here is a peek at some Meat Market Palm Beach Highlights. Happy Hour is available to the public every day, even during private events.

Thursday, September 28 at 8PM: After Dark Thursdays with DJ Rey Verges

Tuesday, October 3 at 6-8PM:  Families First of PB County Mixer 

       For Sex or Revenge 

Wednesday, October 4 at 6-8PM:  Dreyfoos in White Kick off 

Thursday, October 5 at 6-8PM: Book signing of author Amy Minty‘s For Sex or RevengeBooks will be available for sale and signed on site. $1 from each book will benefit Living Hungry.

— 8PM: After Dark Thursdays with DJ Supreme1

Thursday, October 12 at 5PM: ‘Business Exit Strategies Presentation’ presented by Transworld Business Advisors. Light hors d’oeuvres and Tito’s Handmade vodka specialty cocktails.  

— 8PM: After Dark Thursdays with DJ Adam Lipson

Wednesday, October 25 at 6PM: Kid Sanctuary Campus

Call (561)-354-9800 for more information or reservations.

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The BRIONI Bespoke experience features Master Tailor at Worth Avenue Store

BRIONI Bespoke — an exclusive service dedicated to creating your personalized wardrobe

Fall often brings a return to Classic Looks. Perhaps it’s time to look in your closet and review your wardrobe. Brioni invites you to discover the world of Brioni Bespoke, which offers exclusivity in a unique garment, entirely modeled and handcrafted in Italy to meet your exacting requirements.

Long recognized as the “menswear of choice” for the polished and powerful

Brioni’s Master Tailor is available to make a nip and tuck to your personal Brioni collection. One of their stylists will bring new energy to your collection, and with a personal consultation, as the boutique’s professional staff specializes in refreshing your accessories or providing a differential cut to your wardrobe.

Because of this, professional athletes, celebrities, and industry leaders alike know the brand that set meticulous standards for its craft. The height of men’s sartorial excellence, a Brioni Bespoke item is built on unparalleled craftsmanship and exclusive fabrics.

The longstanding bond that links Brioni to the film industry and iconic Hollywood stars begins in the years of La Dolce Vita.

The BRIONI Method

Every suit is the result of the Brioni method. This process, unique to the company, requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship, and all while under the supervision of tailoring experts. Each suit comes to life due to absolute precision, as well as upwards of 6000 handmade hidden stitches.

Subsequently, the Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the figure.

The Bespoke fabric selection offers over 800 variations of wool, light cashmere, silk, and a light Super 200s wool. In addition, their full-range variety also counts for lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar, and cuff.

Any Brioni store accommodates your choice – be it of model or cut, fabric or fit. Furthermore, you can complete your look in the privacy and comfort of the VIP room to exemplify your sense of style.

Master Tailor at Worth Avenue Salon, October 5-7th

To Schedule an Appointment

Brioni’s Bespoke Events book early and orchestrate their appointments accordingly. As a result, each take approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

For information on the Palm Beach Bespoke Event, please contact Thomas Esparza at 561.650.0030. 

Email Thomas to schedule an appointment to suit your calendar, as well as your style.


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Hamilton Jewelers Goes Perfectly Pink
October Breast Cancer Awareness

Hamilton Jewelers Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens donate pink proceeds to Susan G. Komen

Hamilton Jewelers of Palm Beach and Princeton announced today that they will be the first jewelry major sponsor of the 8th annual Susan G. Komen’s Perfect Pink Party. which will be held January 20, 2018.

Hamilton has announced a “Perfect in Pink” Breast Cancer Month promotion.  During the month of October, Hamilton will donate 10% of sale proceeds to the Komen organization from all jewelry items sold containing a pink gemstone.   With an array of beautiful options — ranging from precious fancy pink diamonds to pink sapphires, spinel, and tourmaline — indeed there are many collections to choose from to support the program. 

Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Founder of Susan G Komen responds, “I am thrilled Hamilton Jewelers has partnered with Susan G. Komen’s Perfect Pink Party, as they too are an integral part of the Palm Beach Community.  The gala culminates several months of outreach for various community programs to fund breast cancer research and meet critical needs in the local community for those fighting breast cancer. “

Hamilton president Hank Siegel announces: “We are proud to support such a worthwhile organization.  My family has always been pleased to offer assistance to the important cause of breast cancer research and awareness, and this event is a wonderful opportunity to provide collaboration at an even more significant level.” 


About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, founded by Palm Beach resident, Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker. This national and international organization sets up the infrastructure in thousands of communities in America through their affiliate network and partners, with 1,900 national organizations delivering services, screening, education, financial aid and social support.  Susan G. Komen is also engaged in more than 60 countries. 

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Meat Market Palm Beach

Summer Dinner Paired with Unique Japanese Whiskies

Meat Market Palm Bach continues to keep dining exciting with yet another out of the box experience.  On August 30th, for one night only, guests will have the opportunity to experience the refined flavors of Japan with a four-course Japanese Whiskey Dinner.  Each course, prepared by Chef/Co-owner Sean Brasel will be paired with a unique Japanese whiskey. The dinner – priced at $200 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) – will start with a reception at 7PM, followed by dinner at 7:30PM.  Meat Market Gold Card Holders entitled to 20% off.  Limited seating available; complete menu follows:    

Hors d ’Oeuvres

Seared Short Rib with Mizuna and Uni

Crab Fried Rice Spoons

Togarashi Seared Tuna with Garlic Sauce on Lotus Chip

Steamed BBQ Mushroom Buns


Suntory Toki

Fresh Sencha Tea, Campari, Pressed Green Apple Juice, Lemon & Ginger


First Course

Deep Fried Shrimp,

Shiso, Quail Egg with Lychee Ponzu Sauce 

Hibiki Harmony

Lychee, Apricot, Almond, Lemon


Second Course

Tsukiji Market Style Ramen

Hard Boiled Egg, Golden Noodles, Roasted Pork, Pickled Cucumber,

Napa Cabbage and Chicken Wontons 

Yamazaki 12

Neat with A Cold Serve of Genmaicha Tea


Third Course

Garlic Glaze Japanese A4

 Crispy Bok Choy, Bunashimeji Mushrooms & Mushroom Soy 

Hakushu 12

Sphere Rock with Crispy Mushroom Chip



Crispy Filo Layered

Vanilla Sake Mousse, Green Tea Ice Cream & Cinnamon Crumble


Old Fashion

Chamomile Yuzu Cordial, Spanish Bitters


Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach. Reservations for the whiskey dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001 or email elumb@meatmarket.net