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Romero Britto Supports
Annual American Cancer Society Benefit

Britto to be special guest at American Cancer Society Benefit

The 59th Annual American Cancer Society’s Palm Beach Benefit is spicing it up this year with Romero Britto.  The Brazilian-born, Miami-made pop artist Romero Britto contributed his bright signature art for the event invitations and has continue to drive the inspiration for what promises to be the most colorful and coolest benefit The Mar-a-Lago Club has ever hosted.

“Britto’s vibrant, bold, and colorful patterns reflect his optimistic view of the world – which is one of the reason we chose to align our event with him. Through its research, the American Cancer Society creates optimism for cancer patients worldwide,” said event co-chairman Shelley Menin.

Chairs: Shelley Menin & Marla Garchik

Menin’s co-chair Marla Garchik added, “We’re grateful to add Romero Britto as a corporate partner this year and are delighted to be collaborating with him for a spectacular, colorful event!”

The third Rock Palm Beach continues in 2017 with another musical extravaganza at The Mar-a-Lago Club on Friday, February 10 at 8:00pm and will feature lavish food stations, VIP Lounges, and several live acts in the Club’s Grand Ballroom.

Also, new this year, the annual event will host a black-tie Sponsors Dinner on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00pm hosted by Fantastic Finishes in the famed Gold and White Ballroom at The Mar-a-Lago Club which will also present several musical acts.

 

Other event corporate partners include the Addison Hines Charitable Trust, Braman Motorcars, Fantastic Finishes, Meat Market, and the Private Client Reserve of US Bank.

If the hard-to-miss, lively invitations requesting “colorful chic attire” are indicative of what’s to come at the event, the crowd will be carousing and dancing the night away until the wee hours!

For tickets or information, please contact Michelle Jaminet at the American Cancer Society in Palm Beach: telephone 561.655.3449 or email Michelle Jaminet

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Pop up Tribute to Artist and Icon
PRINCE

Armory Art Center prepares for Purple Reign Event on January 26th

The world of popular culture was rocked in 2016 with the unexpected loss of several major Rock Icons.  Nowhere was the loss of the artist Prince Rogers Nelson known better simply as Prince felt more deeply than in his hometown of Minneapolis.  In a nod to the trendsetting aspects of Prince’s multi-decade career, and out of respect for Prince’s indomitable style, Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine joined forces with the Minneapolis Art Institute to create a Fashion Designer tribute based on Prince’s musical hits. 

Billed as a Special Kiss to Prince, the 2016 Fashionopolis Event featured runway designs inspired by the one-or-a-kind hit maker, Prince, who was known as an Icon of fashion, style, music and creativity.  Eight fashion designers, from Minneapolis to Manhattan to Amsterdam, including “fan favorite” from television’s Project Runway, Christopher Straub, created ensembles to celebrate the Pop Life of the enigmatic superstar who’s pioneering style was flamboyant, sexy, and always impossibly cool.

Winner of seven Grammy awards, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, Prince was one of the best-selling musicians of all-time.  Hits included Little Red Corvette, 1999, Purple Rain, Kiss, and When Doves Cry.

The Armory Art Center will feature the highly regarded Pop-Up exhibit at their much anticipated Purple Reign event on January 26th.  Click here to register for the event

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120% Lino invites you to shop and
Save a Four-Legged Friend

120% Lino gives back December 10 through December 20

Palm Beachers have long been celebrated as dog lovers.  This Holiday Season, you can shop on Worth Avenue at 120% Lino and support Big Dog Ranch Rescue. For 10 days beginning December 10,  choose from the fabulous selection of accessories and  120% Lino will contribute 10% of purchases to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Select from beautifully hand-woven Italian handbags made from waxed cotton exclusively for 120% Lino; Italian ballerinas made from the finest Italian Leather; exquisite Italian chain necklaces and jewelry from French designer Dominique Denaive; authentic Panama Hats direct from Montecristi, and delicate linen scarves while contributing to the welfare of our four-legged friends.  Spoil your friends (and yourself) with a gift from 120% Lino and know that you are acting as Santa’s helper for dogs in need.

120% Lino is Italy’s foremost fashion brand specializing in linen for men, women and children.  Their  fashion collections which are known for an understated luxury style, are focused on just one material:  the pure linen fiber. Passion and research for the reinterpretation of this quality textile is the core of 120% Lino which offers the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance.  Visit the store located at 333 Worth Avenue,

 Click Here to preview  the latest arrivals at 120% Lino                                                          

big-dog-ranch

Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern U.S, began over 10 years ago as Florida Weimaraner Rescue, and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  President and Co-Founder Lauree Simmons reminds that with their motto, “Big And Small, We Save Them All!”  

Click Here for more information or to adopt a pet from Big Dog Ranch Rescue

 

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PURPLE REIGNs on Worth Avenue

Armory Art Center Sponsors Shopping Opportunity in Advance of Purple Reign Event

In anticipation of The Armory Art Center’s upcoming Winter Fundraiser planned for January 26– PURPLE REIGNa Tribute to Prince,  two neighboring Worth Avenue boutiques have gotten into the Purple spirit.   Mary Mahoney and The Silver Fund are offering a donation to the Armory Art Center for any purple merchandise purchased in the month of December.  A special piece sure to appeal to collectors is a beautiful Dorothy Draper inspired chrome X-form bench upholstered in a brilliant purple velvet fabric, USA circa 1970 exclusively designed by The Silver Fund and offered at $8,500 (featured above).  

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

Vase Poseidon Bleu-Lavande

 

Mary Mahoney has a celebrated collection of tableware, gifts and entertaining essentials with many purple options.  Collectors are invited to consider the Lalique Poseidon Vase offered at $17,500.

The Armory Art Center is delighted to be the beneficiary of this WORTHwhile shopping opportunity.  In their 30th year, The Armory Art Center offers scholarships for youth and adult programs to help inspire the creation and experience of art in Palm Beach County for underserved families.  In addition to providing a full roster of art classes, the Armory Art Center operates two major programs…. Artist in Residence Program and Art of the Phoenix, which conducts therapeutic art classes to aid teenage victims of human trafficking.

Click here for more information on Purple Reign 

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Polo Personalities Support Boys & Girls Club

First of a series of events benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County SELLS OUT

In spite of rescheduling due to Hurricane Matthew, the 2016 Wellington Golf Tournament benefiting the Neil S Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club sold out!  The event which takes place at the Wanderers Club was rescheduled to November 13 2016. Leading the charge this year is Chairman Nic Roldan.

Marley Goodman Overman & Georgina Bloomberg

Marley Goodman Overman & Georgina Bloomberg

 

It’s no secret the celebrity-studded Boys and Girls Club fundraisers are among the most coveted events to attend.  Shoppers, shooters and party-goers should mark their calendars!  A for sure sell out will be the 2017 Wellington Dinner Dance which takes place January 6th– equestrian champions Georgina Bloomberg and Marley Goodman Overman are returning as two of the Chairmen.

This year’s theme is Passport to Paradise and highlights include music by HyRyze, performances by the Club’s dance team, and amazing vacation packages that include an extravagant equestrian experience for auction

 

Mark Your Calendar Now For These Popular Upcoming Boys & Girls Club Events

NOVEMBER:  2016 HOLIDAY TRUNK SHOW at Seagate Hotel & Spa

DECEMBER:  2nd Annual Tower Shoot at Pine Creek Sporting Club

JANUARY:  2017 WELLINGTON DINNER DANCE

FEBRUARY:  2017 GALA – THE WINTER BALL at The Breakers Palm Beach

Click here for event ticket and registration information 

Nic Roldan, Gillian Johnston, Neil Hirsch, Nacho Figueras, Melissa Ganzi take the trophy at Great Futures Polo Day.

Nic Roldan, Gillian Johnston, Neil Hirsch, Nacho Figueras, Melissa Ganzi take the trophy at Great Futures Polo Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Veterans with Boots, Brews & BBQ

 

Jupiter-based OBEO Society presents Boots, Brews and BBQ, on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This 8-hour event designed to indulge the senses and celebrate local veterans.

Guests will enjoy a tastings menu designed and prepared by some of Palm Beach County’s best chefs including Culinary Chairman Tim Lipman, open-bar with talented mixologists, craft beer from local brewers, Fran Andrewlevich and Matt Webster, outdoor games and activities, all culminating with live concerts from hit Country Music Artists Jutt Huffman, Maggie Baugh, Drake White and headliner Craig Morgan.

Only 100 of 500 all-inclusive tickets remain!

boots-brews-bbqBOOTS, BREWS & BBQ:  Veterans Day Weekend – Saturday, November 12th from 3pm to 11pm

  • Culinary Tastings from top local chefs
  • TIM LIPMAN | NUNZIO BILLANTE | AARON BLACK
    ADAM BROWN | FRITZ CASSEL | CLAY CONLEY
    LAUREN DESHIELDS | CHRIS MARSHALL
    TORY MARTINDALE | JEN REED | DREW SHIMKUS
    JIMMY STRINE | REBECCA TRAVERSE
    (lineup subject to change)
    4 Live Concerts | Open-Bar | Mixologists
    Local Breweries | Games | Silent Auction | Live Auction
    Outdoor Activities and Games including cornhole and lake fishing
  • Beer Garden hosted by Twisted Trunk & TBC
  • Silent & Live Auctions
  • VIP Lounge/Tent Service;  Talent Meet & Greets / Exclusive Tastings & Chef Talks | Swag Bags

Set at the beautiful Lucky Old Sun Ranch in Jupiter Farms, BBB is not just for the 500 lucky guests. After working closely with the Veterans Administration of Palm Beach County, OBEO Society identified three local veteran families who are struggling in various ways. OBEO Society, their partners and sponsors hope to raise funds to help cover costs and expenses for these heroes in their time of need. Their goal is to provide $10,000 to each of the three families.

For those unfamiliar with OBEO Society, their motto is Life Unscripted.  Founder Mark Imbertson says, “We are an organization that encourages individuals and couples to search for excitement, adventure and creating new life experiences.  We provide the events and the inspiration, all you have to do is show up!”

Tickets on sale now http://www.obeosociety.com  Can’t attend?  Donate at http://www.GoFund.Me/BBB2016
GROUP TICKETS CALL: 561-320-OBEO

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‘THE IMMORTALS’
by Tori Eversmann
Wife of BLACK HAWK DOWN Hero

Tori Eversmann, author of ‘The Immortals’ will be at Meat Market Palm Beach for a book signing Tuesday, November 15th. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet her husband, First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, who was immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down  and inspired the lead character in her book.

A portion of proceeds raised at the event from book sales or dinner will benefit American Humane- American Humane provides a) lifesaving service dogs to veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress;b) protects America’s hard-working military dogs and recognizes their heroic contributions to our country- both on and off the battlefield. 

I had the pleasure of meeting this talented author and her honorable husband on several occasions. Extremely impressed by an inexplicable bond between the two of them, I purchased a copy of The Immortals .  It was not only entertaining but enlightening to realize how little we know about the challenges faced by the family members left behind.

About the Immortals:

Eversmann’s semi-autobiographical character, Calli Coleman, abruptly lands in the role of Army wife in provincial Sackets Harbor, New York, when her husband is recalled to active military duty during the Iraq War. Calli and her young family face the adversity of transitioning to their new military life and the complicated social hierarchy that goes with it. Uprooted from their hometown, family and friends, their new life as an Army family becomes even more unsettling when Calli learns that her husband will soon be deployed to Iraq.

“New friendships sustain Calli through loneliness and the ever-present specter of widowhood. ‘The Immortals’ is an examination of marriage, friendship, war and death,” said Eversmann.

About the Author

Tori Eversmann

Tori Eversmann

Tori Eversmann, wife of retired First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, the soldier who inspired the lead character in the book and Jerry Bruckheimer’s movie Black Hawk Down, has captivating stories of her time as an Army wife and its aftermath in the post-9-/11 world. Amid adversity, Tori worked tirelessly as a single parent, a cheerleader for her husband’s wounded men at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and as a conduit of information from the front lines during her husband’s 15-month deployment in the Iraq war, all to keep her and the other Army wives afloat. Tori received her B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Skidmore College and currently lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, daughter, two dogs and two cats.

 

 

 

Trailer Video of Black Hawk Down

 

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Sequin Shoppers Paws Support Palm Beach Island Cats

It was a Purrfect night in Palm Beach where the sandals and sundresses came out in full force to shop at Sequin Worth Avenue to support Palm Beach Island Cats.  Board Members Coco Schefmeyer, Kim and Paul Puffenbarger, George J. Palladino, and Florence Berney joined with Executive Director Leslie Moss to host a Meow-worthy evening of refreshments and shopping for the many Cool Cats who attended.

Particularly popular purchases were the feline-themed charm bracelets and necklaces.  Although the new Astrology-inspired Star Maps collection drew lots of attention along with Sequin’s new Color Karma line

 

CATS - pearlman photo

One of the leading organizations in the country conducting trap, neuter, and release programs for feral cats, Palm Beach Island Cats advocates responsible pet ownership.  Their efforts on behalf of the Island’s forgotten felines are not only humane, but also serve public health interests.  This local grass roots organization operates 365 days a year to prevent future generations of community cats.  They receive no government funding and operate 100% on donations.  These donated funds are utilized to pay for the day-to-day food, medical care, field crew, equipment and other operating expenses for this animal –friendly charity. 

Donations to this 501 (c) (3) organization are graciously accepted and tax deductible.  For more information or to make a contribution, please visit www.PBIslandCats.org

 

 

  Click to view Shiny Sheet Gallery

shiny sheet

 

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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.

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Fine Art Animal Photographer Has Works Highlighted in Aspen and Palm Beach

From Ascot to Aspen, international photographer whose permanent display of collectable works hang in Worth Avenue’s The Silver Fund, continues to collect accolades on both sides of the Pond. Last year, Astrid was commissioned as an Official Arts Photographer for England’s Royal Ascot and this year (July), a collection of her remarkable unseen works of horses from around the world will be unveiled at Aspen’s Gallery 1949.

Renowned for her compelling, sensitive portraiture of horses, cats and dogs, her fine art photographs sell to a global audience with private commissions taking her around the world. When last in Palm Beach, Astrid’s attention was snared by the work of Palm Beach Island Cats.  She donated time and energy documenting some of the hundreds of homeless cats cared for the charity. These “forgotten felines” are fed daily, sterilized, vaccinated and cared for by Palm Beach Island Cats, a local organization which advocates responsible pet ownership.

CATS by ASTRID - Hungry Cat

Stay tuned for opportunities to purchase some of Astrid’s Palm Beach Island Cats photographs at upcoming special events.  To support this 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, tax-deductible donations may be mailed to:

Palm Beach Island Cats, Inc.

                                                   P.O.Box 173

Palm Beach, Florida 33480

                                             561-512-4884

Or click here:  http://www.pbislandcats.org/index.php/sample-sites-2