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CHANTECLER
where Capri meets Palm Beach

Hamilton Jewelers hosted a private luncheon in honor of Massimo Zerbini, President of Chantecler who flew in from Capri for a private viewing at Café Boulud on Friday, February 24th.  

Kristina Olsen, Shawn Thompson

Appropriately coined ‘A Taste of Capri’, the by-invitation luncheon transported 30 special guests to Capri via the red Vespa displayed in the conservatory. The custom ordered Maiolica ceramics direct from Capri and one of Chantecler’s signature inspirations were used as table centers.  

Iconic Chantelcer pieces representative of ‘la dolce Vita’ and revered by classics including Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Greta Garbo and Rita Hayworth were displayed throughout the luncheon.

“While we are not widely distributed in the U.S., you don’t have to travel to Capri to experience Chantecler.  Hamilton Jewelers, our exclusive Florida representative, has an extensive collection on-site and access to our limited collections.  Plus, the prices available to be offered by Hamilton are extremely advantageous,” says Massimo Zerbini. 

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Chantecler Ladies Luncheon

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Cultural Council Gets Shady at Meat Market Palm Beach

It was a wall-to-wall VIP crowd on a recent Tuesday evening at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s reception to celebrate the Spring/Summer issue of its award-winning Art&Culture Magazine.  It was hot outside, but insiders cooled off at Palm Beach’s Meat Market, sipping on the signature aqua-colored drink, “The Shady,” and donning the Council’s signature #ShadesOfCulture aqua sunglasses.

Bold-faced names from The Palm Beaches and leaders from the worlds of hospitality and the arts sampled Meat Market Executive Chef Sean Brasel’s culinary creations while enjoying drinks courtesy of First Republic Bank.  Throughout the evening, a video loop of the Cultural Council’s latest breakthrough advertising and social media campaign showcasing celebrities who wear aqua sunglasses to promote the arts in Palm Beach County.

Elise Gordon, Debbie Zuloaga & Lisa Kells Show off the latest issue of Art & Culture Magazine

Elise Gordon, Debbie Zuloaga & Lisa Kells show off the latest issue of Art & Culture Magazine

The Aqua sunglasses represent a symbol for the arts and our Palm Beach County community.  Together, we can see the arts  through a different lens.   Become part of this extraordinary cultural exchange – one that sets The Palm Beaches apart by sharing stories, photos, art and favorite performances with  the hashtag #ShadesOfCulture.  For more information please visit shadesofculture.com

 

 

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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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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 cause. The rest is history… The video and the photo gallery is bittersweet, as it shows loved ones who are no longer with us including the late Duke of Marlborough John Spencer-Churchill ‘Sunny’,  Bud Paxson, Frank Shields,  Pedro Morrison, Judy Grubman and Donald Trump who is very much with us today…  This the first of several ‘throwback memories’ we will be posting, as it’s a good thing to remember….

Violence is still too prominent…  The timing to remember may be on cue…

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Le Rosey and Alumni bid farewell to an Icon– Professor Malcolm ‘Henry’ Higgins

by Maribel Alvarez

How cool is it that alumni fly from all over the globe to bid farewell to a beloved teacher? Professor Malcolm Higgins, renamed ‘Henry’ (though we are not quite sure who by..) decided to retire after 47 years!  This was not taken lightly by his beloved students, many of whose children also had the privilege of his guidance and friendship.  Thank you Henry for bringing us together after forty years!

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Click here to view more pictures from the weekend

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Meat Market Palm Beach- The New Local Oasis

Thank You Meat Market for not forgetting us locals!  Keep on coming up with cool events.  I love your steaks, but the Happy Hours have changed the Palm Beach Summer Scene!!

Love the Backgammon Tuesdays, the Wall Street Wednesdays, Signature Steak Sundays with half-priced steaks, and of course always look forward for the late night happy hour on Thursday….

Your Summer Series cocktail and wine pairings are the bomb! I missed the Champagne dinner, but the Duckhorn Wine tasting was fabulous.   Looking forward to the Far Niente Winery dinner on Tuesday August 25th!

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Call Meat Market at 561 354 9800 to reserve your spot for Tuesday, July 14th!

or Email Andy

Click Here to view more Meat Market Happy Hour, Tastings and Dinner pictures

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Black River Caviar celebrates Ceelo Green’s 30th Birthday

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Black River Caviar was invited to partake in Ceelo Green’s 30th Birthday Bash in Atlanta, and I was lucky enough to be part of the festivities as Brand Ambassador.  Needless to say the Russian oscietra was a big hit at the star-studded event!  Renowned Chef Jaime Doliveira used one of his signature recipes for the presentation—purple roasted potatoes, a dollop of vodka infused creme fraiche, a generous  serving of Russian Oscietra, topped with a garnish of chopped chives.

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Below- Dr. J’s wife Dorys Madden Erving watching son Jules loving the caviar

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Met wonderful people, favorite time was spent at Julius Erving’s home where his gorgeous and gracious wife, Dorys welcomed us as if we had been long time friends!

Looking forward to the next time, Atlanta!!

 

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Third Annual Le Rosey Reunion at BICE Palm Beach

Global and generational representation lives up to the motto “SCHOOL FOR LIFE”

 

Institut Le Rosey, internationally acclaimed boarding school recently hosted the Third Annual Rosey Alumni reunion at Bice, Palm Beach , Saturday April 25th.  Referred to as the ‘School of Kings and Leaders’ in a recent Town and Country article, the reunion brought together over 3 generations of alumni, living up to its motto ‘A School for Life’.
Alumni co-hosting the event were Palm Beach resident and Florida Representative for Le Rosey Maribel Alvarez and her son Robert Riva along with co-host and fellow alumni Hashem Khosrovani.
 “It’s so wonderful to see the multiple generations all part of the Rosey family mingling and sharing memories.  Attendees ranged in ages from 21 years of age to 91, and the beauty of it is that most of us offered our children the same experiences.  We even shared the same teachers!  The camaraderie transcends the ages…. That is the beauty of our alma mater,” says Hashem Khosrovani
In addition to mother and son Maribel and Robert,  also representing two generations of Rosey alumni were Palm Beach residents Aleco Keusseoglou and daughter Daphne and Bill Mann who attended Rosey in the late 1930’s, left due to the war, but offered his son Paul Mann the opportunity to fulfill the experience. Other locals and neighboring alumni residents included Jim and Tori Grey, Margarita Arias Allinson, Allison Reed, Bob Reynolds, Fernando and Karin Marques, Henrik and Louise Vanderlip, Didier and Louise Stickel, Grover Austin, Charles and Christopher Spalding, Charles and Kate Hudson, Jorge Otaola, Peter Bender and friends of Le Rosey Averell Harriman Fisk, Kimberly Swift, Pierre-Olivier Carles, Jim Pappas, Cristina Camerana.

 

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2nd Annual Art and Design on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

Arcature Fine Art, Friedrich’s Optik, The Silver Fund and Holden Luntz Gallery Host Exclusive Block Party During 2nd Annual Art and Design on Worth Avenue adds exhibits, book-signings and a new fashion element.

A consortium of local shop owners in the 300 block of Worth Avenue continued their efforts to establish this block of famed Worth Avenue as a destination for those seeking the best in art and design by hosting The Second Annual Art and Design on Worth on Tuesday, April 7th.   Arcature Fine Art, Friedrich’s Optik, The Silver Fund and Holden Luntz Gallery rolled out the red carpet and popped open the champagne for over 150 clients and guests who strolled store to store to sample a variety of delectable treats and unique collectibles.
Highlights of the evening included exhibits and book-signings by renowned photographers Harry Benson and Patrick McMullan, as well as informal modeling of CADE’s Spring and Fall collections, presided by fashion designer Bevin ButlerFriedrich’s Optik showcased their exclusive eyewear collection popular with many notables including Iris Apfel.
Seen balancing a Sharpie in one hand and a camera in the other, New York photographer to the stars Patrick McMullan remarked, “Had I known how many fabulous attendees this annual event attracts, I would have brought more books!” His collection of books with photos of well-known people celebrating in style sold out in short order.
 “I’m always amazed at the number of people this event brings to the Avenue.  What a delightful evening.  I bumped into many friends who delight in the many new quality offerings found each season on the Avenue.  We enjoy these curated events targeted to those who wish to add to their collections,” said prominent collector Susan Lloyd.
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Nicky Haslam book-signing in Palm Beach hosted by Terry Allen Kramer

Terry Allen Kramer hosted a by-invitation only book-signing for her dear friend Nicky Haslam at her magnificent home “La Follia’ on March 10th. Internationally renowned social photographer Patrick McMullan flew down for the occasion.

Over 70 books were sold during the two hour cocktail reception, which included close friends of Nicky and Terry’s, and others who were grateful to receive an invitation.

Among the illustrious guests were newlyweds Gerry and Roni Goldsmith; former first lady of Canada Mila Mulroney; world renowned interior designer Lars Bolander; artists Nadine Kalachnikoff, Helmut Koller, Yelitza Karolyi, Melinda Trucks and Edwina Sandys; The Silver Fund gallery owner Michael James; jewelry designers Peggy Stephaich Guinness and Helga Wagner; former Palm Beach Mayor Lesley Smith; PR maven Catherine Saxton; Ambassador Earle Mack; Morgan Stanley financier Robert Riva; Allman Bros co-founder and drummer Butch Trucks, Sequin founder/owner Kim Dryer; Dale Coudert; Bill Finneran; Joel Pashcow; Paola Bacchini Rosenshein; Pauline Stephaich; Sandra Sondes; Candace Jorritsma; Marzia Precoda, Jim Pappas; Paula and Bob Butler and Pamela O’Connor.
Photos by Patrick McMullan

Atmosphere== TERRY ALLEN KRAMER Hosts Party For Designer NICKY HASLAM's New Book " Nicky Haslam, A Designer's Life" by Rizzoli== Private Residence, South Ocean Avenue, Palm Beach, Fl== March 11, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Book-signing party at Terry Allen Kramer’s home

Jason Laskey, Mark Hellier, Terry Allen Kramer, Michael James== TERRY ALLEN KRAMER Hosts Party For Designer NICKY HASLAM's New Book " Nicky Haslam, A Designer's Life" by Rizzoli== Private Residence, South Ocean Avenue, Palm Beach, Fl== March 11, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Mark Hellier, Jason Laskey, Terry Kramer, Michael James

Pamela O'Connor, Tino Riva, Pauline Stephaich, Maribel Alvarez== TERRY ALLEN KRAMER Hosts Party For Designer NICKY HASLAM's New Book " Nicky Haslam, A Designer's Life" by Rizzoli== Private Residence, South Ocean Avenue, Palm Beach, Fl== March 11, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Pamela O’Connor, Robert Riva and Pauline Stephaich

Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Catherine Saxton== TERRY ALLEN KRAMER Hosts Party For Designer NICKY HASLAM's New Book " Nicky Haslam, A Designer's Life" by Rizzoli== Private Residence, South Ocean Avenue, Palm Beach, Fl== March 11, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan== Photo - PATRICK MCMULLAN/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Paola Bacchini and Catherine Saxton