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brings Ibu Movement to Palm Beach

Ali MacGraw transcends borders and empowers women

All my life I’ve had respect for this fabulous down to earth and generous woman. So when I received  an invitation from Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff and Todd Hase to meet her and learn about Ibu movement, I was thrilled!  After further research, I learned about her instrumental role in this fabulous organization and my admiration grew to a whole new level.  I look forward to meeting Ms. MacGraw next Thursday, adding fabulous unique and affordable pieces to my wardrobe and more importantly, I look forward to supporting such an important and often too forgotten cause: empowering women most in need. Nadine, Lars and Todd are generously donating all proceeds from sales to Ibu Movement.

Ibu Movement

In the Malay language of Indonesia, Ibu means a woman of respect.  The Ibu movement celebrates the imagination and skill of women from around the world, while empowering them and putting money back in to their hands. As an Ambassador designer, Ali Macgraw collaborates with 71 artisan groups in 38 countries, bringing elegant, bold, and powerful handmade luxury for the rest of the world to enjoy.

“When a woman brings money into the household,” says MacGraw. “Suddenly she can’t be treated quite the same way as before.”

The Artisans

Artisans spanning the globe from Guatemala, to Nepal to create, spin, dye and weave their stories in cloth. They create more than beauty as they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities and change futures. Just one of these 71 groups crafts and designs in-house about 70% of Ibu’s products, offering unique items found nowhere else. The artisans buy the remaining 30% wholesale, and at a more than fair trade price. This dynamic creates livelihood, collegiality, and bonds of friendship between Ibu allies and artisans.

Ali MacGraw Ibu Movement Collection

Ali’s chic sense of style takes traditional craft from 23 countries around the world, including Ali’s native New Mexico, Uzbekistan, Brazil, to Pakistan to the South Sudan, to a whole other level. “My whole life I have been crazy about wearing and collecting textiles from the four corners of the earth.

In many cases, these things have been passed down for generations. Or at least, the craft has been taught by generations.

So these women live in a cultural continuum that the West doesn’t often see. Our society changes everything immediately, outsourcing things, making things quickly and cheaply. It’s so unappealing in comparison to something made by hand, something that joins you to a group of women from around the globe,” says MacGraw during an interview for interior monologue.

Nadine Kalachnikoff, Lars Bolander & Todd Hase will host Ali MacGraw and her collection at 5013 S. Dixie Highway, WPB Thursday March 29th, 10-5 PM.  Ali MacGraw will be speaking at 3pm (All proceeds from sales will go to Ibu movement). 


View video below to fully appreciate Ibu movement.  To view runway show of ali’s collection, fast forward half-way!



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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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Gracida Legacy introduces Gracida Wines
at Meat Market Palm Beach

Gracida Wines and Meat Market host kick off for 2nd Annual Equine Salute Invitational

Carlos Gracida Jr. and Mariano Gracida, the two sons of Polo legend Carlos Gracida, along with their business partner and founder of the Arion Group, Nick Valenta are ready to launch the much anticipated Gracida Wines in Palm Beach.  The celebratory event will take place at Meat Market Palm Beach on February 8th, from 6-8 pm. and will serve as the Palm Beach kick-off for the upcoming 2nd Annual Equine Salute Invitational, scheduled Feb. 23.   ‘Carlitos’  ‘Nano’ and Nick will also take this opportunity to introduce the Gracida Legacy Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the lives of community youth through a love of horsemanship and role models dedicated to instilling leadership skills, discipline, and a champion mentality.

Carlos Gracida Legacy grows to 4th Generation

A third generation of polo player, Carlos Gracida Sr. launched The Gracida Polo brand in 2011. The late legendary player and reportedly Queen Elizabeth’s favorite player, was ranked 10 goals internationally for 15 consecutive years.  After his tragic accident in 2014,  the responsibility fell on Carlitos and Nano who along with their buddy turned business partner, Nick Valenta, changed the name to Gracida Legacy and have carried the torch since.

Gracida Wines added to Meat Market Wine List

After three years of research and multiple wine tastings across the globe, the Gracida boys went back to their Spanish roots and chose La Mancha wine region to produce their three wines- a sparkling light rose, a  chardonnay and a Tempranillo Gran Reserva.  Launched in 2017, and familiar to the equine Wellington community, the wines will now be available at Meat Market Palm Beach

“It’s difficult to find wines of this quality without a big price tag. The Gracida wines are affordable, and well-made quality wines for everyday drinking, representative of the Spanish wine culture.  They are wines you can suggest to guests looking for a great bottle but not wanting to leave their life savings on the table. I’m excited to add these wines to our wine list,” says Jonathan Negrin, Wine Sommelier of Meat Market,  “Get ready to enjoy good wine, this is only the beginning for these boys, with their heart, and passion it will only get better and better!

I thought creating Gracida wines would be perfect for the Gracida lifestyle brand.  It not only honors the four generations of horsemen that the name represents, but also, at our price point, everyone can enjoy it and experience the polo lifestyle with each sip,”says Nick Valenta.



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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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Palm Beach Winter Games
Benefiting FIRST SERVE

Inaugural Palm Beach Winter Games to benefit First Serve

The premiere of the Palm Beach Winter Games, hosted at the Breakers, promises to be one of the season’s most exciting new events. This three-day event has something for everyone, especially in benefiting First Serve, which is a nonprofit organization that inspires high-risk children to realize their full potential.

If you are a golf or tennis aficionado, here is an opportunity to play with world-renowned pros and Olympians. The Pro-Am Doubles Tennis Tournament offers a chance to play with both Grand Slam Champions and former top-ranked touring pros in a friendly, yet competitive, round-robin format at the exclusive Breaker’s tennis courts.

John Lloyd

Former Wimbledon Champion and Tennis Ambassador John Lloyd

The Sports Celebrity Golf Tournament will pair you with sports celebrities, such as former NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL players, pro golfers and tennis professionals at the magnificent Ocean Course at The Breakers. Prizes will also be awarded to teams and individuals.

If you prefer to dance the night away, the First Serve Sports Night Gala is billed as “not your grandfather’s gala!” You’ll be able to mingle with sports celebrities and Olympians, while enjoying gourmet food and specialty drink stations.  Restaurants participating include  Meat Market Palm Beach , Imoto, Buccan, Rocco’s Tacos, Sant Ambroeus and Bolay  The nightclub-inspired venue will also have live music and an in-house DJ. Junior Tickets are available for those under 40!

For you fashionistas, check out the Tennis Luncheon and Fashion Show officially sponsored by Cosmo & Company, which in addition to doing hair and make-up for the models, their team of experts will offer a touch-up station for guests.   Guests will also enjoy a fabulous lunch served by the Breakers and walk away with a Tennis swag bag.

Two-time Australian Open Champion, Johan Kriek, First Serve Board Member, Sandra Shaw, Paul and Joanie Van der Grift.

This three-day event runs January 12-15. In addition, there are individual and package opportunities for the different events.  Click here to view ticket prices.

Giving to the Community through FIRST SERVE

The best part of the Palm Beach Winter Games is your participation with the benefit First Serve. Their mission is to help high-risk children through various programs, including sports, education, mentoring, and interaction with law enforcement officials. First Serve endeavors to break the cycle of crime and poverty, helping children transcend their circumstances and transform their lives.

Participants and sponsors will have the opportunity to meet the children First Serve supports and inspires. The Palm Beach Winter Games will be bringing together a vast community; sponsors, local businesses, and volunteers across a wide-scale of activities, within a truly a community-based effort for good.

Click here for sponsorship Information or email Annie to request a customized package.

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The Do at The Zoo: A Night Under the Stars

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society hosts the “Do at the Zoo” November 10th

If you want to give yourself an animated kick off to the Palm Beach season, attend the Do at the Zoo–‘A Night Under the Stars‘. Chaired by Molly Austin, Ruth Baum, Maura Ziska Christu and Ashley Ramos, this year’s popular fundraiser will take place Friday, November 10 from 6:30 – 10pm. Guests are also invited to dine, drink and dance under the stars as they meet some of the zoo’s most fascinating animals.

The Moveable Feast

Guests will enjoy the celebration as they dine on a movable feast of innovative cuisines from the all-star chefs of nine of the Palm Beaches’ top-rated restaurants.  Palm Beach’s newest restaurant Coyo Taco will be joining Echo, PB CatchSaint AmbroeusTable 26, BolayLeila’sLynora’s and Rocco’s Tacos.

Old Cuban Bacardi


The event’s exclusive sponsor, Bacardi, will additionally be featuring a signature cocktail, The Old Cuban,” created by famed New York City bartender, Audrey Saunders.  The Old Cuban features Bacardi 8 (premier rum), which is complemented by their Martini and Rossi Prosecco, mint and lime. This anachronistic recipe promises to be delicious and refreshing, with a touch of effervescence.

Attendees of this casual-cocktail event will also enjoy dancing to music from the ever-popular DJ Vlad, as well as love coming face-to-face with some of the zoo’s exotic animals.

Sponsors to-date include:

  • Ruth and Ted Baum
  • Julie and Michael Connors,
  • Mary Lou Whitney and John Hendrickson
  • Michele and Howard Kessler
  • Sandra and Patrick Rooney
  • Ashley and Mike Ramos
  • Alicia and Tim Mullen
  • Atlas Party Rental
  • Howard Cox
  • Allison and Stuart Haft
  • Kelly Klein
  • Jeffery Marcus
  • Hilary Geary and Wilbur Ross
  • Joan and Alan Safir
  • Gast Construction-Valet Sponsor
  • Bacardi- Exclusive Spirits Sponsor

Julia Duresky/CAPEHART

In order to advance its mission of inciting action on behalf of wildlife and the natural world, proceeds from “Do at the Zoo” will assist the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society in recovering over $600,000 in Irma-related losses.

Tickets are $175 each. To request an invitation or to learn more about “Do at the Zoo 2017,” call 561.533.0887 ext. 261.

Email DAZ@PalmBeachZoo.org or read more here.

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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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PB Post Notables Season Preview
at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Preview upcoming season highlights at Notables Annual Celebration at Eau Spa Palm Beach October 10

Mix and mingle with your favorite charitable organizations and preview this season’s best events at the glamorous Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa.  Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails and be the first to preview the 2017-18 Notables Season Preview magazine. Tuesday, October 10th, beginning at 6 PM.

Click here to purchase tickets

One lucky guest will win the opportunity to designate $5,000 to one of the following nonprofit organizations*
211 Palm Beach Treasure Coast
Achilles International
Aid To Victims of Domestic Abuse
American Heart Association
Armory Art Center
Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Maltz Jupiter Theatre
Morselife Health Systems
Norton Museum of Art
Palm Beach Opera
Palm Beach Symphony
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League
Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida
The ARC of Palm Beach County
United Way of Palm Beach County
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The Unmissable Summer Art Fair

The Silver Fund celebrates its 6th year at Masterpiece London, June 29-July 5

Masterpiece London launched in 2010 with a unique focus on cross-collecting. Over the past seven years it has established itself as the leading international event for viewing and buying the finest works of art, from antiquity to the present day. This fusion of heritage and style, tradition and the contemporary draws close to 40,000 visitors each year for an exceptional week of cultural, culinary and social experiences in the heart of London.

 Located on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Masterpiece is an unmissable event at the height of the capital’s summer arts season.

The Silver Fund StandMasterpiece offers a diverse range of exhibitors and their treasures, as well as dining at some of London’s finest establishments within the fair including Le Caprice, The Ivy, and Scott’s... all against the backdrop of Christopher Wren’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. And all of this is walking distance from the heart of London.

The Silver Fund is exhibiting their exceptional collection of 20th-century silver from master silversmiths including Georg Jensen, Jean E. Puiforcat, and Jean Despres, as well as a curated selection of 20th-century furniture with a focus on American pieces from the 1960s and 1970s.

“Masterpiece’s star is rising. The event is fast becoming the most imaginative and glamorous art and antiques fair in the world.”– Susan Moore, The Financial Times


Michael James and Jason Laskey, Principals of the Silver Fund, offered Altima a limited number of tickets for its subscribers. If you would like to receive complimentary tickets, please email us at Maribel@AltimaPalmBeach.com

Public Fair Days

June 29 – 30, 11 am – 9 pm

July 1 – 2, 11 am – 7 pm

July 3 – 5, 11 am – 9 pm


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Chateau Lafite Bordeaux
Wine Pairing Dinner
at Meat Market

Chef Sean Brasel transports us through Bordeaux 

Having recently experienced Meat Market’s Indian Culinary adventure, I  reserved a table of twelve for my friends in anticipation of Meat Market’s  upcoming Iconic Bordeaux wine pairing dinner. I wasn’t taking any chances, as the recent Indian cuisine and wine pairing dinner master minded by Meat Market Chef Pushkar Marathe was sold out a week before the event.  

So on Wednesday June 28th, Chef Sean Brasel will be creating 4 exquisite dishes to be complemented by iconic Bordeaux wines, from the Château Lafite portfolio.  This event has NOT been shared yet, as I asked them to please give me a chance to share with my friends and Meat Market Gold card holders.  Here is a peek:

Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

Lobster Rangoons, Wood grilled Churrasco, Shrimp Ceviche, House Cured Salmon with Boursin Cheese

NV Champagne Barons De Rothschild, France

First Course:

Duck Fat Seared Scallops

Creamed Pea Tendril, Couscous Summer Salad  

2015 Légende Bordeaux Blanc by Domaine Barons De Rothschild, France

Second Course:

Baby Quail Lollipop and Lamb Lolli-Chop

Compressed Melon Carpaccio, Mint Ginger Marmalade,

Apple Brown Butter Sage Baby Potatoes

 Side by Side Icon of the Andes: Caro 2013, Argentina / Le Dix 2012, Chile

Third Course:

Petite New York and Petite Filet

Red Wine Foie Gras Butter, Red Wine Truffle Réduction,  

Wild Mushroom Tartelette

Side by Side Left Bank vs. Right Bank:

2014 Château Moulin de Duhart, Pauillac / 2011 Château La Grave, Pomerol



Fireman Derek’s Warm Summer Black Pepper and Cherry Pie

 Fresh Black Cherry Ice Cream

2014 Château Cose, France

$95 per person (+7% sales tax and +20% gratuity)

Gold Card Member perks honored!

To reserve, call Meat Market at 561 354 9800 or

Eric Lumb at 443 8428 or email me at Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com