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

 

By Sophie Lloyd

One of my favorite things about being a personal shopper is helping people find the perfect outfit for that special occasion– weddings in particular.  It’s rewarding to have such an instrumental role in the happy couple’s day!  Earlier this year, I was asked by two of my good friends Hugh MacDermott and Paulo Jiménez Verón of MacDermott’s Argentina (luxury adventure travel company based in Buenos Aires) to help them shop for outfits for their destination wedding in the idyllic beach resort of Jose Ignacio in Uruguay.

The wedding ceremony took place on the beach, followed by a party at a nearby estancia in the middle of March (end of summer in the southern hemisphere).   With the help of my local Argentine menswear designer contacts in Buenos Aires, we outfitted Hugh and Paulo with some fun, stylish  pieces to fit the relaxed, laid back, boho-chic vibe. Head-wear being a must, Hugh and Paolo’s only request was for the guests to wear fresh flower crowns.We selected a light color palette of pastel pinks, blues, creams and the obvious white that would work well in the heat and perfectly offset their colorful flower crowns.

Paulo likes his prints so we picked out a blue and white printed fitted shirt from Buenos Aires shirt designer Silvio Sierra. And if there’s ever an occasion for a man to wear pink, it’s a wedding, so we chose a fitted solid pink shirt for Hugh and some salmon pink chinos for Paulo from chic Buenos Aires menswear boutique Mis Intimos Amigos (M.I.A.).  A stone-coloured linen blazer for Hugh and a crisp white blazer for Paulo from Argentine hipster menswear label Felix.

I was lucky enough to attend the wedding and what a beautiful, heart-warming day it was. Hugh and Paolo are known for the fabulous bespoke holidays and honeymoons they organize for the most discerning travelers, so the affair which lasted all night, ran like clockwork  The highlight of the wedding party, was witnessing the two beaux making their grand entrance to the party on horseback to the disco classic ‘I feel love’ by Donna Summer’.

If you’re planning a trip to Buenos Aires, here are my top five picks for men’s shopping in Buenos Aires:

  1.     Apuesto –  handmade leather shoes – El Salvador 5772, Palermo Hollywood
  2.     Maidana Sombreros – men’s handmade hats – Avenida Rivadavia 1923, Congreso
  3.     Dinamarca – urban menswear label – Arevalo 1758, Palermo Hollywood
  4.     Silvio Sierra – handmade fitted shirts – Alvarez Thomas 637, timbre 2 (by appointment), Colegiales
  5.     La Restinga – luxury menswear and accessories fashion house – Niceto Vega 5181, Palermo Soho (by appointment)

Shopping tip: Argentina is a closed economy so there is a thriving local design scene, which makes it a great city for shopping since you’re unlikely to find anyone else with the same thing back home. And, due to high inflation rates and rising overheads, some of the best shopping can be found behind closed doors as many emerging designers and brands prefer to sell their collections out of private studio spaces or from their apartments on an appointment-only basis, which is a more personal, exclusive and fun way of shopping. Bring plenty of cash for shopping in pesos and/or USD as some places will give you a 10% discount if paying in cash.

 

To discover some of these secret shopping spots and Buenos Aires’ other shopping treasures, you can book a bespoke shopping trip with personal shopper Sophie of Shop Hop BA www.shop-buenosaires.com / sophie@shop-buenosaires.com

And once you are all kitted out and looking for an adventure in Argentina write to Hugh & Paulo of MacDermott’s Argentina www.macdermottsargentina.com / info@macdermottsargentina.com

 

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

 

Dessert:

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