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Rock Palm Beach Presents Stellar Live Auction Line-Up

In just a few weeks, the 58th Annual Rock Palm Beach Gala at The Mar-a-Lago Club will be the place to be, and for a great cause! The affair promises to be a fun-filled event featuring a VIP champagne reception, fabulous food, music provided by an all- star band and a live auction featuring incredible items from a St Barts getaway for 4 people to a rare autographed Les Paul guitar. The American Cancer Society will use the proceeds from the event to help raise critical funds to support the fight against cancer.

Here are some items you can look forward to bidding on:

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WIMCO (The West Indies Management Company) – WIMCO presents a haute escape for up to four persons in one of its private villas on St Barthelemy. The accommodations include a two-bedroom villa for one week (7 nights), personal concierge, daily maid service, complimentary airport service, a VIP welcome package with gourmet provisions and more!

 

 

 

 

Les Paul Guitar – Signed by the legendary pioneer of electric guitars, Les Paul, this priceless, limited edition red, white, and blue painted guitar was created to commemorate the 9/11 events.

 

 

 

 

Casa de Campo – Exciting 5 days and 4 nights in a beautiful suite at the Casa de Campo Resort! Package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, room service and beverages by the glass at the Resort restaurants,2 rounds of golf for 2 people, a personal resort touring cart and other amenities!

 

 

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Prime seating tickets to see platinum-selling, Grammy award-winner Adele during her sold-out Adele Live 2016 in the magic city, Miami! Package includes tickets and dinner.

 

 

 

 

Honorary Chairman: Patrick M. Park, Co-Chairmen: Lori Stoll & Shelley Menin
Vice Chairman: Kitty Silverstein, Junior Chairman: Jesse Stoll

2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala
‘Rock Palm Beach’
February 5, 2016
The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach

 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

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After 10 Years, Plácido Domingo Returns to Miami

For over 50 years, Internationally acclaimed opera star Plácido Domingo made more than 3,600 appearances on stages around the world. He has sung a total of 147 different operatic roles and recorded over 100 albums for which he has won 14 Grammy  and Latin Grammy Awards. On January 28th, he is making his return to Miami American Airlines Arena after a decade-long hiatus. Domingo is preparing  a performance worth the wait featuring a selection of famous operatic highlights, Broadway hits and audience favorites such as “Granada” and “Bésame Mucho,” But it gets better… ‘
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Juanes, by Chris Duque

Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, better known as Juanes, Colombian musician, winner of three Latin Grammy Wards will be the opening act!

His hits include Un Día Normal,  whichwas released in 2002 and was later certified platinum in multiple countries throughout Latin America. Juanes’ third album, Mi Sangre (2004), which became an international bestseller, managing to position well in a number of countries around the world, achieved success due to the single “La Camisa Negra“. He has since released La Vida… Es Un Ratico (2007) and P.A.R.C.E. (2010). On May 29, 2012 Juanes released the album Juanes MTV Unplugged.

Back to the star performer:

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Here are some things you should know about Domingo before attending the performance:

  1. His full name is José Plácido Domingo Embil.
  2. He is from Spain.
  3. Domingo is recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera.
  4. He is a Tenor.
  5. A distinguished conductor who has led more than 500 performances with many of the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras.
  6. He regularly performs in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian.
  7. He has produced a pop album which sold almost 4 million copies – Perhaps Love

Click below for tickets to Plácido Domingo in Miami, produced by Emporio Group, with the collaboration of Elisa Wagner/ ICP

Plácido Domingo
AmericanAirlines Arena

Thursday, January 28, 2016
8pm

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The Latest in Glass Art Comes to the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Feb. 26-28

The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show celebrates art of all mediums. Glass has been recognized as a luxury material for ages. The material has evolved as glass-making techniques shift with technology, and styles shift with the eras. The only constant is its beauty. Think René Lalilique, Émile Gallé, Louis Comfort Tiffany… All renowned masters of the art. The 13th annual show which takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center February 26-28 brings together a very talented pool of artists from all over the country for this juried Show.

Florida Native: Innovative Clearwater, Florida Glass Artist, Marlene Rose
National Endowment of the Arts Grant Award Winner, Marlene Rose, utilizes a rare and relatively new technique sandcast glass to bring her visions to life.  Her works are collected by the glass cognoscenti, fine-art collectors, and Hollywood A-List celebrities including John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Bell and others. Working from her Clearwater, Florida studio, Marlene has taken the thousands year-old tradition of bronze casting and applied it to molten glass. Read more: www.marleneroseglass.com

"Buddha Wall" by Marlene Rose

“Buddha Wall” by Marlene Rose

First Timer: Capturing the Essence of Nature in a Fine Craft Showcase of Glass
Hand sculpted and blown glass in the classic technique by David and Jennifer Clancy demonstrate life like natural scenes frozen in time. From their studio in Jamestown, Rhode Island, they are often inspired by the sea which is reflected in their captivating natural landscapes. Well-known in the Northeast U.S. for their solo show at the Newport Art Museum, the Clancy’s have earned a following of fine craft collectors and glass aficionados alike and will be making their first appearance at this year’s Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. Read more: www.clancydesigns.com

Emerging Talent: Casey McMains Brings the Magic of Cameo Glass
The cameo glass of Vermont emerging artist, Casey McMains tends towards the surreal and symbolic weaving meaning and thoughts together.  Casey prefers to work with glass because it has a memory. It is able to be transparent, translucent, and opaque simultaneously in the same piece. She explains that working in glass provides the opportunity to sculpt with light and shadow in a dynamic and intimate way that is unlike any other medium. She believes that it is magic, true alchemy in the vein of Newton and Flemmel, using all the elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit) to create something that didn’t exist until the moment of its creation. Casey is looking forward to showcasing her latest works during her first appearance at The 2016 Palm Beach Fine Craft Show. See more: www.etsy.com/shop/CaseyMcMainsGlass

Casey McMains, Glass Artist

Casey McMains, Glass Artist

For more information and to sign up for updates, please go to www.craftsamericashows.com. Tickets will be available for sale beginning January 2016 through the website. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center Plans Sensory Rich Event

Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach

Take Home a Nude, Armory Art Center West Palm Beach

Take Home a NudeYes, you read this correctly. However, we are talking about art here! The Armory Art Center, the visual arts education and exhibition center in West Palm Beach, has planned a silent suction featuring over 300 works of photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, and choice crafts donated by noted artists and collectors. What makes this event so special? Art is known to be visually appealing, but Take Home a Nude taps into all the senses while you experience art in various forms (2D and 3D), live music and savory hors d’oeuvres. The event celebrates the collector in everyone.

“This is the most fun, interactive event of the season and will include art for the serious collector as well as the sophisticated and casual buyer,” stated David Veselsky, chairman of the Armory.

Linda Silpe and Jan Willinger, co-chairs of the event, have passionately tended to each detail making this an affair to inspire and remember. The Palm Beach Daily News featured the duo highlighting the third “Take Home a Nude” they have organized to benefit the arts center. Click here to read more, “Art pours in for Armory’s Take Home a Nude auction”.

Take Home a Nude will feature works created by renowned as well as local artists including Kim Dingle, Juan Miro, Tommy Morrison, Ellen Liman, Pamela Acheson Myers, Gina Porten, Fiona Tan, Steven Manolis, Jill Wiseman, Rene von Richthofen, Vivian Wang, Bruce Gendleman, Bruce Moskowitz, MD, Jane Manus, Nancy Ellison, Sassno, Susan Nash, Skip Mizelle, and Steve Caras.

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Major event sponsors include: Mr. and Mrs. Ted Baum , Mr. and Mrs. Donald Silpe, Mr. Robert Spiegel and Mrs. Jan Willinger, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Soter, Mr. Ken Elias and Mr. David Veselsky, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Blumenstein, Ms. Cynthia Friedman, Ms. Jackie Grimm, Mr. Richard Grossman, Mrs. James Gubelmann, Mr. and Mrs. John Kessler, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mason, Mr. and Mrs. Greg Silpe, Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Haft, Ms. Muriel Kaplan, Ms. Pamela Acheson Myers, Ms. Susan Nernberg, Ms. Linda Rossbach, Ms. Carole Ruhlman, Whole Foods, and Legends 100.3.

Armory Art Center
Take Home a Nude & Other Important Art
Silent Auction, Cocktail Reception & Dinner by the Bite Sponsored by: Jupiter Magazine, Whole Foods, The Palm Beacher, Legends 100.3
Thursday, January 7, 2016
1700 Parker Avenue . West Palm Beach

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets: $150.00 per person or $1000 for groups of 10

For more information, please contact Marcy Hoffman – marcywpb@prodigy.net.

The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit community-based visual arts education and exhibition center providing opportunities for individual growth, self expression, increased awareness and appreciation of the arts through participation in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures and other educational programs. Celebrating 30 years, the Center educates, enriches and engages a diverse population through the “experience of art.” Classes in ceramics, drawing and pastels, painting, watercolor, collage, photography, jewelry and metals, sculpture, stone carving, and more are offered year-round and on every level.

For more information about the Armory Art Center, please call 561.832.1776 or visit the Armory’s website at www.armoryart.org.

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Black Ties, Ball Gowns & Blackjack: The Paradise Casino

Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

When you “Buy-In” to the Paradise Casino Palm Beach, you are betting on a night for the books. Elegant gowns, snazzy suits, and fancy cars will invade the Flagler Museum on Friday, November 27th, 2015. The who’s who of Palm Beach and New York patronize the growing event each year. As the Sun Sentinel put it last year,

“Truly unique and unlike any other party or fundraiser coming up this season.” 

The event is hosted by the founders of The Paradise Fund to raise funds for their philanthropic endeavors focused on children in desperate need. The event targets the new generation of young professionals in support of making an impact on the ongoing political, environmental, health, educational and social problems being faced by children around the world today.

What to expect:

-MORE gaming tables. Blackjack, craps, roulette… Use your winnings to purchase tickets which enters you into a raffle to win prizes that won’t disappoint. We are talking Tuscan Wine Experiences, a ONE-OF-A-KIND Salvatore Ferragamo handbag, and Fashion Week in Milan VIP Package for 2.
-Live music
-Exotic drinks

-Exquisite hour d’ouerves

Paradise Casino has been graciously sponsored by Inger Anderson, The Fanjul Family, Florida Crystals, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Rocco’s Tacos, Arvo Katajisto, Vivify, Brooks Bishop, James Held & Kenn Karakul, and Island Company.

Ticket Prices

$250 Regular “Buy-Ins”
Regular “buy-in” guests will join at 8pm and the gaming tables will be open.

$500 VIP tickets
VIP guests will enjoy a private VIP reception with The Paradise Fund team and event Sponsors from 7pm to 8pm.

Click Here to Buy-In

Twitter @TheParadiseFund
Instagram @TheParadiseFund

Click Here to view a video of Paradise Casino 2013…

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Are You Ready to Fight Cancer? Get ready to Rock Palm Beach in February

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

2015 American Cancer Society Rock Palm Beach Gala Co-Chairs, Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin

The 2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala will celebrate 58 years of being blessed with faithful and generous patrons who will help make Rock Palm Beach one of the social scene’s “must attend” events!

Honorary Chairman Patrick Park, Co-Chairmen Lori Stoll and Shelley Menin, Vice Chairman Kitty Silverstein along with Junior Chairman Jesse Stoll have very exciting things in store and can’t wait to showcase an even bigger event than last year’s! The affair will feature fabulous food and great music provided by an All-Star band and special, surprise musical guests!

The American Cancer Society, whose mission is to create a world with less cancer and celebrate more birthdays each year, has been fighting cancer for over a century, has been at the forefront of every major cancer breakthrough and boasts having funded 47 Nobel Prize winners since 1946.

Has cancer invaded the life of someone close to you – a family member, friend or neighbor? If you’re ready to join the fight against cancer, save the date and plan to attend this year’s event on Friday, February 5, 2016 at The Mar-a-Lago Club.

 If you would like to be part of this evening making a difference, please contact michelle.jaminet@cancer.org or

call Michelle at 561 655 3449

SAVE THE DATE:
2016 American Cancer Society Annual Palm Beach Gala
February 5th, 2016
at The Mar-a-Lago Club

Honorary Chairman:
Patrick Park

Chairmen:
Lori Stoll & Shelley Menin

Vice-Chairman:
Kitty Silverstein

Junior Chairman:
Jesse Stoll

View More: http://krystalzaskeyphotography.pass.us/letsrockpalmbeach

Click here to visit the Official American Cancer Society Island of Palm Beach Unit event page.

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Meat Market and Altima Palm Beach welcome Patrick McMullan– SEASON DÉBUT

The Altima team is so proud once again to exclusively represent Patrick McMullan in South Florida!  THE renowned National Celebrity and Social photographer will be spending more time this season, and will be available to cover key events.  Altima and Meat Market Palm Beach VIPs as Palm Beach welcomes Patrick’s return during a special late night Happy Hour  on Wednesday, November 25th! Patrick will be there for dinner, and as in ‘true Patrick style’, he will be taking pictures of late night happy hour attendees enjoying tunes selected by  DJ Adam Lipson and complimentary Happy Hour priced drinks! Should prove to be a memorable evening with Patrick cataloging the highlights!

Attendance is limited, so please reserve your spot for Late-Night Happy Hour by clicking on image below or click here.

For information on how to book Patrick for your next event– private, family or charitable– please contact Maribel or call 561 833 8283

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Looks to Love: Whitney Baldwin Designs

 

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Pave Diamonds, Whitney Baldwin Designs

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

Studio 1696 presents a bazaar shopping experience highlighting the international collection from world travelers Lars Bolander & Nadine Kalachnikoff. This season they plan to host an eclectic and inspiring roster of vendors including Whitney Baldwin Designs. Baldwin creates authentic jewelry designs from the four natural elements- earth, fire, air and water. She personally handcrafts the pieces with South Seas Baroque pearls, fresh water pearls, semi-precious stones, quartz crystals, gold and sterling silver.

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South Sea Baroque Pearl Necklace, Whitney Baldwin Designs

In 2004, Baldwin started designing and marketing jewelry influenced by her individual style while residing in Sante Fe.

Carnelian Geodes, Whitney Baldwin

Carnelian Geodes, Whitney Baldwin

Whitney Baldwin Designs donates 5% of net profits monthly to non-profit local wildlife sanctuaries for the conservation, education and rehabilitation of endangered species of animals.

From February 15-18, 2016,  5% of sales or a portion of sales will benefit the Gentlemen of the Garden.

Semi Precious Stone Stretch Bracelets, Whitney Baldwin Designs

Semi Precious Stone Stretch Bracelets, Whitney Baldwin Designs

Follow Whitney Baldwin Designs on Facebook.

 

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Palm Beach Profile: The Dish on ‘Knife Fight’ Celebrity Chef Sean Brasel

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

As Meat Market’s very own Chef Sean Brasel prepares to duel it out in the kitchen on the Esquire Network during Season 4 of Knife Fight, our team went behind the scenes to get the real dish on Palm Beach’s celebrity chef. (Watch the episode during a Special Happy Hour at Meat Market on Tuesday, November 17th. Limited Attendance, RSVP below.)

Born and raised in Colorado, Chef Brasel launched his career as sous chef at Cliff Young’s in Denver. He attended Madeleine Kamman’s School for American Chefs in Napa Valley and shortly after began his business as a restaurant consultant. Chef Brasel and his business partner, David Tornek, opened several restaurants in Denver before moving to Miami, Fla where they introduced two restaurant’s to the South Beach scene. Meat Market was created as a modern take on the classic American steakhouse, now raved about from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. Keep on reading to find out who Chef Brasel refers to as “Beethoven in the Kitchen”, what culinary trips he is planning next, as well as what to look forward to at Meat Market during the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival MIAMI TAKEOVER.

Altima: What dishes should guests look out for this season?
Chef Sean Brasel: Developing a new Dover Sole and adding a rotating Mixed Grill featuring exotic cuts of meat, working on some fresh salads featuring local farms.

Altima: Who do you look up to in your industry? Why?
Chef Sean Brasel: There are so many talented chefs and restaurateurs out there, I really can’t name just one, but if I was too I am in awe of the mastermind Grant Achatz. He is like Beethoven in the kitchen.

Altima: We read your bio on the Meat Market website where it states, “Brasel and Tornek focused much of their attention on bringing the American steakhouse into the 21st century with Meat Market.” What need did you see in the American steakhouse that you wanted to change?
Chef Sean Brasel: There isn’t anything specific we wanted to change, we just thought doing it our way is a little more different than the old connotation of the dark wood classic cigar smoking steakhouse.

Altima: When did you know you wanted to be a chef?
Chef Sean Brasel:
I loved cooking ever since I was young; I just didn’t realize it could be a reality until I was 19.

Altima: How do you get your inspiration?
Chef Sean Brasel: Inspiration comes from many different sources, sometimes just touring a farm and tasting a delicious fresh mango or strawberry can give you inspiration. As a chef, I am an avid reader and always looking to learn new techniques and patterns in cooking. That also gives inspiration when you read a cool idea and you say to yourself, “Wow, I never thought of combining those flavors.”

Altima: Favorite kitchen equipment or gadget?
Chef Sean Brasel: I am falling back to basics and am really in love with my mortar pesto. It’s a way of crushing for flavor without the electronic things that we have come to depend on. It really makes you think about the outcome of the product thru process.

Altima: Best cooking tip for a novice in the kitchen (Especially for the holidays…)
Chef Sean Brasel:
Plan your menu! Planning is execution and without proper planning, you can overcook things or have items not made correctly as your rushed to finish them.

Altima: What do you consider your proudest moment in life?
Chef Sean Brasel: Very tough question. I once catered a Super Bowl event for 3500 people at Miami Bayside. Most of the staff were culinary students. It was nothing but work for 2 weeks straight, and lots of organizing but once that event was running perfectly, it felt so amazing.

Altima: Where do you enjoy spending your weekends?
Chef Sean Brasel: I enjoy working on Saturday nights, and sleeping in on Sunday and going to brunch.

Altima: Top 3 Happy Hours in and around Palm Beach?
Chef Sean Brasel: I don’t know. With the exception of Meat Market. I don’t get the chance to explore different Happy Hours as much as I’d like.

Altima: Next vacation?
Chef Sean Brasel: I am going to Japan and Guam in November cooking some fabulous Certified Angus Beef Steaks for a few select dinners.

Altima: Any pets?
Chef Sean Brasel: Not right now. I do miss my old dog.

Altima: What do you normally wear outside of the kitchen?
Chef Sean Brasel: If I am not in my gym workout clothes, then I am in jeans and a t-shirt

Altima: Biggest pet peeve?
Chef Sean Brasel: I have a big pet peeve with my cooks who tell me the easy answer versus telling me the truth like, “Chef I burnt this product.” Instead blaming everyone else who supposedly turned up the oven or the flame.

Altima: What are some of the highlights we can look forward to at Meat Market’s MIAMI TAKEOVER during the annual Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival?
Chef Sean Brasel: Miami Takeover in Palm Beach will have some amazing chefs in Miami working together. We are working on creating something different to bring to Palm Beach by featuring our own take on what Miami cuisine is and how we can use one specific local product to showcase our individual culinary twist of Miami flavors. The lineup features some of the best culinary talent in Miami right now and I’m excited to get cooking with them!

Knife Fight, Equire Network feat. Meat Market’s Chef Sean Brasel
NOVEMBER 17TH | 9 PM EST

Looking for tickets to the Knife Fight? Our club members are invited to cheer on Chef Brasel as he competes for the title of ‘Culinary Master of the Universe’. The screening will allow guests to watch the show a week before airdate. Meat Market will provide Happy Hour pricing for bar guests and complimentary bites that Chef Brasel created while on the show (These dishes have never before been seen on the menu!)
RSVP HERE

 

 

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Best Halloween Party in Palm Beach, Ready Go…

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing writer

Before you even think about buying your ticket for this year’s Gentlemen of the Garden’s (GOG) Halloween party, you better have a costume in mind. Simply donning a witch hat or cat ears will not do. It is the one time of year you are invited to dress all out in the most haunting, whimsical, romantic, childish and sometimes sexy costume you can think of. And the best place to do it in Palm Beach County? The annual GOG Halloween party.

On Friday, October 30th, the party will kick off at 8 p.m. at Lynora’s Osteria207 Clematis Street, Downtown West Palm Beach. Ticket sales in the past have supported the GOG’s philanthropic contributions to landscaping and environmental beautification projects including Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Mounts Botanical Gardens, The Community Foundation Green Fund, and The YMCA of the Palm Beaches.

You can purchase tickets at www.thegog.org
$200 per person (Under 40 $150)

As mentioned above, a costume is mandatory!
Need a little inspiration? Check out costumes from last year at the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

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