Nicole Mellon Henley, Photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

In less than two weeks, the curtain is set to rise on one of the signature events in the Caribbean, New Years in St Barths. This chic yet laid back emerald isle plays host to extraordinary people, having extraordinary experiences. Preferred partner WIMCO Villas represents the finest portfolio of villas on the island. The WIMCO team was awarded “Best Quality of Villas” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel Weekly’s 2015 Magellan Award for excellence in vacation rentals and concierge services. Its concierge team can open any door, and secure any reservation for its clients.

“This trip we stayed in a WIMCO Villa. Their concierge service is unparalleled and staying in a home gives you a certain freedom to get out, get lost, and explore the island on your own,” said Nicole Hanley Mellon who was recently featured in Quest Magazine for her HANLEY’S Resort 2016 Collection. Read More here:

Nicole Mellon Henley, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Top Five WIMCO villas still available for New Years in St Barths:

Villa WV ECO in Gouverneur,
Villa WV VUE in Columbier,
Villa WV DUN in Saline,
Villa WV BOW in Lorient,
Villa WV ATP in Lurin,

View All Villas,

WIMCO’s seasoned Villa Specialists are ready to help Altima subscribers find the right villa, advise on best flight options,  book any on-island services, and  provide 24-7 concierge service during your stay.

Contact or call 561-833-8283 for more information.

Nicole Mellon Henley, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine


Nicole Mellon Henley in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine



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.


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.

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

For more information, please contact Marcy Hoffman –

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



Hakkasan Nightclub Las Vegas, InList Feature

Hakkasan Nightclub Las Vegas, InList Feature

If you are still frantically trying to figure out how you will celebrate New Years Eve, you can relax now. Why? Because there is an app for that.

Our partnership with InList, has us covered for the biggest and most exciting parties of the year—whether you’re in St. Barths, South Beach or Sydney. InList, the members-only mobile application for discovering and booking curated nightlife and special events is in over 45 cities around the world. Book any type of NYE event from a black tie bacchanal to a VIP table at a chic nightclub.


InList App, Altima Offer

As a holiday gift from InList, they have offered Altima subscribers a $100 INLIST credit that is eligible to be applied towards any New Years VIP Table Reservation at any of their partner venues worldwide. If you are not already a VIP INLIST member, please follow the easy instructions below to receive immediate VIP pre-approved status.

Here is how simple it is: First make sure you download the APP on your phone at . Request VIP membership with code ALTIMANEWYEARS.  Then simply locate your preferred city, select your favorite New Year’s Eve event in the app, and choose how you want to celebrate 2016. Make sure to contact your personal InList Representative in the app to obtain your credit. We look forward to helping you plan the best New Years yet! Cheers and Happy New Year!
Contact for more information.



The City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County Commissioners have officially proclaimed the second week of January as SuperCar Week. Needless to say, it is a big deal in South Florida and intends to become THE destination for auto enthusiasts around the world. This year the event will take place from January 2-10, 2016.

The 9-day event, celebrates the art and technology of speed and design featuring several fun and engaging events throughout Palm Beach County – from Boca Raton to Jupiter. The Grand Finale Sunday SuperCar SuperShow brings to life an auto enthusiast’s playground. The mile-long West Palm Beach Waterfront will feature fitting street names such SuperCar Street, Muscle Beach, Memory Lane, Green Street for Electrics, Corvette Court, Viper Blvd., ArtCar Ave., Marine Village for Off Shore PowerBoats, and the Race Village of Race Teams. Other events include SuperCar HorsePower exhibition, opening day of the International Polo Club season in Wellington, Florida, track events at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter.

For those on the more adventurous side, Village Commons will host a SuperCar event where guests can actually register to experience one of the featured hot wheels. This will only take place on Saturday Jan 9th from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m at Village Commons Shopping Center, located at 701-971 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409

SuperCar Week 2016

SuperCar Week 2016

Don’t forget to refuel at one of SuperCar Week and ICTV1 Network affiliate restaurants for a SuperCar Week Pit Stop from January 2-10, 2016 for a 2 for 1 happy hour. The key to this offer? Just say “SuperCar Week” to your bartender.

This year, over 75,000 are expected to attend the event. VIP tickets are limited. Contact Maribel@altimapalmbeach if you are interested in attending as a VIP guest.

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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! 

Couture ‘Art to Wear Fashion’ Show at 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show

Many people don’t think of Fashion when they think of Fine Crafts, but collectors familiar with the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show understand why the two fit together. The fine craftsmanship that goes into the exotic designs, hand-painted textiles and intricate handwork will be showcased at The Palm Beach Fine Craft Show during a fashion show Saturday, February 27th at 1:30 pm.

New York City-based Starr Hagenbring’s silk artful jackets and coat dresses (featured above) will be among the vetted designers to be featured at the 13th Annual event. designers showcasing their wares include Irina Fisher,  Jacquelyn Rice, and Ewa Kielczewska. (Complete list below)


Jacquelyn Rice


Ewa Kielczewska Designs

Ewa Kielczewska

Palm Beach Fine Craft Show hours:
Friday, February 26 10am – 6pm; Saturday, February 27th 10am – 6pm and Sunday February 28th 11am – 5pm

For complete schedule of events visit
Tickets will be on sale in January.

Take a peek at some of the designers to be featured at the Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

Kate Beck
Veronika Braslavsky
Jacqueline Kilmartin
Iris Mansard
Amy Nguyen
Mina Norton
Marian Schoettle
Michael Conti



Mary Mahoney, Hillie Mahoney. ©Patrick McMullan

Mary Mahoney, Hillie Mahoney. ©Patrick McMullan

Mary Mahoney, owner of Mary Mahoney Boutique at 336 Worth Avenue is unquestionably Palm Beach’s go to for gracious entertaining needs. During the holidays, her shop has long been known as the hub for trunk shows and other special events. This Season, as part of celebrating over 30 years on Worth Avenue, Mary has styled a fresh and expanded look to her eponymous boutique including the addition of a specialty caviar bar for her loyal clientele. As part of the continuation of her Season Kickoff which began Thanksgiving Week with over 100 guests previewing her latest collections, Mary is hosting a variety of special events including:

Cesare Barro Trunk Show – With his jewelry worn today by some of the most important names of the international jet set and aristocracy, Cesare Barro’s works have been sold numerous times in the most prestigious auctions of the world, and they have been considered masterpieces of contemporary artisan jewel-making. He will be personally showcasing his latest designs throughout the season.

Sintessi by Michel Piranesi Trunk Show – Mary hosted the popular Sintessi Trunk Show featuring 18K gold and platinum jewelry handmade in Valenza, Italy highlighted with diamonds and precious stones. Piranesi is known for his bespoke special occasion pieces as well as refined jewelry collections.

As Owner of Palm Beach’s signature boutique since 1984, Mary’s personal relationships with leading international designers have always allowed her to offer sophisticated Palm Beach hostesses the latest in fine tableware, including china, crystal, and linens.  From classics to minimalist modern, Mary’s exquisite offerings include special orders and customized pieces. Mary keeps her clients up to date with innovative ideas for place settings, gifts for hosts/hostesses and the extra touch which makes all the difference. Today the shop contains a highly curated assortment of the world’s finest luxury brands. Mary is widely regarded as a “master of the mix”; combining styles and patterns with a striking result. Her design skills are highly sought after by individual customers as well as by many of the country’s leading interior designers.

Scroll below for highlights from the renovation opening captured by Patrick McMullan:

Virginia Dadey, Yelitza Karolyi. Mary Mahoney Hosts an Open House== 336 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach ©Patrick McMullan

Virginia Dadey, Yelitza Karolyi. ©Patrick McMullan


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


Guy Clark, Frances Scaife, Harrison Morgan. ©Patrick McMullan

Guy Clark, Frances Scaife, Harrison Morgan. ©Patrick McMullan

Alvin Valley

Alvin Valley, also known as “The King of Pants”, has reigned over women’s fashion in 400 stores around the world. His impressive following has also served as his inspiration.

“I was inspired by Oscar Wilde’s novel, Dorian Gray. It was a social observation, and I had tons of fun doing it. Just as Basil Hallward is infatuated by Dorian, I am constantly pulling inspiration from the impressive women I surround myself with. Women such as Kirsten Green, Marissa Mayer, Alexandra von Furstenberg, Eva Lorenzotti, Alexandra Wilkis, Lauren Santo Domingo and Lauren Remington Platt, all of whom are trailblazers within their respective industries, act as my muses, and I am the painter,” says Valley whose first clients were among the young jet set crowd including Lourdes Fanjul and Carolina de Nuefville.

His designs have evolved since its beginnings in 2001 to keep up with the modern woman’s lifestyle. Each collection never fails to emphasize beautiful silhouettes. The Fall 2015 Collection experiments with the different dimensions of refined fashion. More volume, dimension, layers, and movement are some of the features to expect with his pant suit line. Keeping with the season, the color palette emulates the warmth of precious stones- tourmaline, sapphire, and amethyst paired with navy, grays and black.

Alvin Valley

Alvin Valley’s Fall collection will be on display at Studio 1696 from December 14th until 24th

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