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Chisholm Gallery – A Treasure Trove for True Collectors

 

While driving through Wellington last week, I popped by to visit Jeanne Chisholm, an old friend and owner of the Chisholm Gallery, known as a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over 30 years.  I was a accompanied by an avid sailor who also happens to be a serious art collector.  He was immediately drawn to a spectacular oil on canvas by Isabella Monari called “Regata blu 1” pictured here.  I was drawn to Monari’s stunning fencing scenes! That was just a sampling  of so many fabulous pieces on display at the gallery.  Jeanne’s impressive collection currently on view include watercolors by Hungarian artist Elmyr de Hory (think F For Fake by Orson Welles,)  polo paintings of legendary Pete Bostwick and Tommy Hitchcock by Lisa Bostwick, and fine art limited edition black & white photographs by Francesco Scavullo: Think Sting, Jagger, Bacall, Sophia, Pavarotti, Lisa, Glenn etc… Scavullo created the COSMO GIRL His photographs graced the covers of Vogue, Rolling Stone, Life, Time, Newsweek, Town and Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper’s and Queen, L’Officiel and Max.

View Regata blu 1 details and view more of Isabella Monari works of art.

Lovers of the finest in Sporting and Polo Art: Stay tuned for so much more from Chisholm Gallery this season!

 Or discover for yourself!

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A taste of Spain now at Benny’s on the Beach

I consider myself a sophisticated diner, who thrives on the whole experience— the ambiance, the quality of food, the service… so I was thrilled when I followed Chef Jeremy Hanlon to Benny’s on the Beach.

For weeks I’ve enjoyed brunches which led to lunches as we began with their in-house mixologist’s signature Bloody Marys and/or Bloody Marias (tequila based ) and eventually led to chilled bottles of Côtes de Provence rosé wine presented at our table. I wont share the brunch and lunch menu at this time, as most of you know about it… What you probably haven’t heard is Chef Jeremy is sharing his international experiences and inspirations at Benny’s with signature Paella Dinners on Saturday and Sunday.  Before the paella, you can choose from a (pintxos) menu, just as you would in Spain…except, unlike Spain, you can request preferences and omissions for your paella. 

The best of three worlds:  The setting which can’t be beat, the menu and the chef tailoring to your needs.. now that’s what I call a  ‘pieds dans l’eau’ ‘TRUE EXPERIENCE’.

Click here to read more as per the Palm Beach Post or Click here to make a reservation

 


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VIP Access to InList now available to Altima Elite subscribers

We’re thrilled to offer our Elite subscribers the opportunity to become InList VIP members and have access to the hottest and most exclusive events in 45 cities and jet-set destinations around the world. InList’s cutting-edge technology also includes an in-app concierge with complete, live service only a tap away.

Co-founded by nightlife mogul/developer/philanthropist Michael Capponi and software engineer Gideon Kimbrell, this mobile app’s latest features include “I’m on my way” and “I’m in” buttons, which notify both the venue and personal concierge of the customer’s arrival to ensure seamless assistance until the member is “in”.  So whether it’s Fashion Week in Paris, a movie premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, or a reservation at a local restaurant, InList has your hassle-free access to these highly curated events around the world

See what Fox News 5 says and understand what VIP Access means at www.inlist.com.

 To receive Exclusive VIP Membership, download the app, sign up, and request VIP with our code: AltimaPB

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Tee-off at Sea Island, putt to Necker Island

Win your way in to the most exclusive and fun golf pro-am in the world — The Necker Open, by participating at the Sea Island Qualifier Tournament August 25- August 28th.  Golfers of all levels will have the opportunity to earn a spot into the exclusive Necker Open Pro Am. Altima has special pricing for up to two players! (Scroll down)

Play with PGA Tour legends including Greg Norman “The Shark’, and if you qualify, you are flown directly to Necker Island, where Sir Richard Branson will  host you during  3 nights. (August 27th to September 1st)  While there you can enjoy all island activities including paddle boarding, kite boarding, sailing, snorkeling, tennis, and the ‘Necker 9″ with Sir Richard Branson, which includes a par three hole-in-one $1,000,000 prize and other fun golf challenges.

Or don’t risk losing and guarantee your spot at The Necker Open. There are only 4 spots left,  and Altima Elite Club members are exclusively invited to save 15%.  (offer is limited and based on first come, first serve).

 

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Sea Island Qualifying Tournament

Standard 2 player package is $9750;  Altima Preferred price:$7313

All-inclusive 1 player package starts at $5,950, Altima preferred price: $4,463

Necker Island Pro-Am

Price per person is $40,000; Altima preferred price: 34,000

(Includes Sea Island experience, transportation to Necker Island and everything the Necker pro-Am, Necker Island and Sir Richard Branson have to offer….

 

Click below to view PDF of both the Sea Island Qualifier Tournament and The Necker Island Pro-Am Participant package

 Necker Open – Sea Island Qualifier Tournament                       

 2015 Necker Open – Pro-Am Participant

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Going to Florence soon?

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, a stop in Florence, if only to witness the restoration of the Baptistery, is a must.  The Pucci couture sheath, wrapped by the venerable House of Pucci a year ago,  remains a delight for tourists and Florentines alike.

The Pucci family is one of the city’s founding families and its Renaissance-era Palazzo is around the corner from the Baptistery.  Laudomia Pucci has kept her father’s passion alive, spearheading efforts to mark the 60th anniversary of Florence’s Center for Italian Fashion with her father’s original 1957 designs. Pucci used over 20,000 scarves to drape the iconic Baptistery of San Giovanni in Florence during its restoration. “Quite amazing to think the foulard Emilio designed in 1957 would be draping the Baptistery over 50 years later!.” A limited edition of the ‘Battistero’ scarf is available at Emilio Pucci’s stores in Florence, Rome and Milan as well as on emiliopucci.com, with proceeds benefiting this iconic monument’s continued refurbishment, scheduled to be completed September 2015.

Emilio Pucci not only dressed The Baptistery in Florence Italy, and designed the limited edition scarf, but then went to the next level– Presenting scarves of the world.. What’s next?

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Click here to read more and to view the Battistero scarf in full splendor

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Black River Caviar Summer Highlights

The third week in June in Aspen  is a destination for  ‘sophisticated foodies’!  This year Black River Caviar participated in both the Aspen food and Wine and the Cochon 555 Heritage Fire.  A Russian Oscietra was flown in from Uruguay.   “We partnered with Krug Champagne and had the opportunity to introduce our product to new clients.   A highlight of our weekend was the Cochon Heritage Fire where we flew in a Russian Oscietra and offered our clients very fresh eggs! “, said Graham Gaspard President of Black River Caviar.

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To become a Preferred Private Client, email maribel@altimapalmbeach.com

to keep up to date, visit Black River Caviar

To view more pictures including Relais Chateau at Pebble Beach, click here

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13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show — a Destination for collectors

The 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show as this year’s show promises to drive even more cultural tourism to Palm Beach County, given the added surprises up its sleeve.  This year the event has added a charitable component to engage some of the country’s most prominent collectors.   The by-invitation only party will be held Friday, February 26th.  Appropriately billed “Head to Toes”, the reception will benefit three organizations that improve children’s lives, through the art and education to enrich their minds, down to the shoes that will protect their feet.

Considered to be the #1 Fine Craft Show in the Country based on artist’s sales by Art Fair Source Book, a leading resource in the industry, the juried event will showcase and offer for sale a unique and vetted selection of contemporary American fine craft.

Cultural Tourists typically stay longer and spend more when visiting a destination. This year the show will be bigger and better than ever, with over 135 master and emerging artists from all over the country convening at our show,” says Elizabeth Kubie, Director of the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

Click Here to receive updates on the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

 

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Chef Jeremy Hanlon brings the South of France to the Palm Beaches

I had been there once– many years ago, and loved the ocean setting… then I went there two weeks ago and have returned 5 times since! I feel I discovered the best kept secret, only I fear the secret is now out!!!

The freshness of the food and the exquisite prepartion by Internationally acclaimed American Celebrity Chef Jeremy Hanlon, formerly of New York’s Restaurant Daniel (as in Boulud) is what makes this charming oceanfront destination a formidable dining experience! “Where else can you invite a large group of friends for fine dining outdoors in the summer months, directly on the ocean, not feel the heat and not make a huge dent
in your wallet? I’ve lived here for over 25 years, and it’s either a private stuffy club or a touristy hotel.”

My favorites? The whole Maine Lobster with a side of baked scallops over avocado and tomato coulis I had last Friday night accompanied by a bottle of a fabulous Rosé reminded me of my favorite spot in St. Barts. Jeremy’s signature Quinoa Chicken Salad and Chicken Tacos I had for lunch last week and the Lobster Eggs Benedict I had the week before for brunch were over the top!

I’ll talk about the cocktails in a future blog, as that’s a whole other story worth elaboration!

 

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View menu and hours, and make your reservations on line at
Benny’s on the Beach

or call 561 582 9001

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Patrick McMullan Company, PMc officially launches presence in Florida

Altima selected as Official Representative in Palm Beach and Miami

 

Famed Photographer Patrick McMullan is pleased to announce the opening of his eponymous company in Florida. Clients in Palm Beach and Miami are invited to book Patrick McMullan or one of his affiliate photographers through Maribel Alvarez at Altima International to cover their events. Patrick McMullan Company (PMC) is a premiere full service photography and digital media agency in New York City, Los Angeles and South Florida.

Pioneering the celebrity and social photography business for decades as an iconic brand, PMc focuses on photographing people, A-listers, fashionistas, designers, models, actors, artists, socialites and captains of industry. PMc has garnered a level of caché that grants its agency access to the most interesting and desirable events.

PMc photographs over 50 events each week, many of which are exclusives, and services images to leading national and international publications including columns in New York Magazine, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, amNY, Allure and Architectural Digest to just name a few.

Patrick McMullan.com has the New York, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons social scene covered and people from all over the world visit the website daily to see and feel what it would be like to be at the party. Palm Beach and Miami clients can now have their events added to the Guest List and be seen by the world.

“We felt opening this new market was just a natural fit for both the company and for me personally. Many of our clients migrate to Florida in the winter and the Palm Beach and Miami areas are my second home. I just love it down here,” says Patrick McMullan.

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For bookings contact Maribel or Eric:

Altima International/ Maribel Alvarez /561 833 8283/ Maribel@altimacclub.com
Patrick McMullan Co./ Booking Dept./ 646-638-2000/ eric@patrickmcmullan.com