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! 

Kendall Deflin & Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band

Kendall Deflin & Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

Kendall Deflin is a familiar face among the younger Palm Beach crowd. A native of the island, she has grown up closely with some of the famous and distinguished names who some might experience a starstruck episode upon meeting. After a stint hostessing at Buccan and Imoto, two of the hottest restaurants on the island, she is now focused on pursuing a professional career in the music industry. So far this year, she has toured with Dead & Company featuring 3 original members of the Grateful Dead, John Mayer stepping in for Jerry Garcia, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band) on bass, and Jeff Chimenti. She writes editorials, interviews rock legends, and participated in the fruition of a movie documentary. The best part is, she is just beginning. Before you dive into this interview, Kendall requests one thing: “Dare to eat a peach.”

“I first learned this phrase from the 1972 Allman Brothers record Eat A Peach when drummer Butch Trucks explained it to me….To “eat a peach” is to live your life fully, because you know what you are getting into when you take that first bite. It’s sweet, it’s sour, messy and gritty; it even gets stuck in your teeth, but by that you should not be bothered. You can always change your shirt.”

Altima: Describe yourself in 3 words.
Kendall: Positive, Motivating, Happy

Altima: What did you study in college? Why?
I majored in Communications, with a focus in rhetoric, and double-minored in English and Psychology. Education and learning have always been important to me. I am inspired to absorb as much knowledge and useful information as I can, and to find applications for such in everyday life.

During my academic career, I developed a philosophy: the life of a Raging Scholar. (Search the hashtag #ragingscholar on Instagram for more details. While you’re at it, check out #kendeeventures for a glimpse into the life of my-traveling-gypsy-self). The key to this mindset is that of balance. In maintaining a near 4.0 GPA throughout the later years of my university life, I was still able to escape on weekends and travel to faraway lands for hundreds of self-satisfying musical adventures. Concerts, music festivals, anywhere from Florida, New Orleans, New York, and even to Dominican Republic or Mexico; I traveled a LOT in college and it was all out of extreme passion. The majority of my time in between these epic adventures was spent in the 24-hour library on the campus of Florida Atlantic University. It was more of a home than my own bed, but I preferred the continuous stimulation over a dull mind any day. This resulted in my graduating at the top of my class with Summa Cum Laude, among other national honors and a very proud family.

Altima: What are you doing now? (You can get as detailed as you want)
I recently moved to NYC to work with a young band Lions On The Moon and manage the marketing and release of their self-titled debut album Lions On The Moon (now available on iTunes). The group features 12-year old guitar phenomenon Brandon Niederauer (“Taz”) who is now performing as a lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newest broadway production School Of Rock: The Musical. (The play debuts on December 5th at the Winter Garden Theatre.)

Kendall and Brandon Niederauer (“Taz”)

Kendall and Brandon Niederauer (“Taz”), Lions on the Moon

With my responsibilities to Brandon and Lions On The Moon lessening, I began my search for growth and was appreciative of the opportunity to expand my experience in the music industry with Live For Live Music. I am especially happy to be working alongside young, creative, like-minded individuals in the scene that have launched an entire brand of its own: to experience, love, and share music, all on our own time.

Live For Live Music is a lifestyle, a taste bucket if you will– covering media, marketing, promotion, management, and production. By no means is this another redundant 9-5 job; it’s an incredibly exciting, forever-changing, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”, 24-hour kind of job. I live in the moment, and music drives my direction. Vroom vroom.

Since joining the L4LM team fairly recently, I have been writing editorials, conducting interviews, engaging in marketing strategies, promoting shows, and even participated in the fruition of a movie documentary about the new-age funk band Lettuce. I’ve attended 5 Dead & Company shows (with 3 original members of the Grateful Dead, John Mayer stepping in for Jerry Garcia, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band) on bass, and Jeff Chimenti on keys). However my real dream came true when I interviewed two of the band’s current members: Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti.

(Important Note: People call me Penny Lane all the time because they don’t know any better. I want to clarify how insulting that is to me as a professional. Just because I am a female working/living amongst legends of Rock & Roll, does not mean that I am equivalent to the groupie that starred in an incredible film and lived a bad ass life. My intentions are far from the character’s, and you all should realize that by now. I still love you, though!).

Altima: Who has inspired you the most? How?
Walt Whitman really struck a chord with me when I was in college, thinking tirelessly about how to communicate my own personal philosophies. His poems artistically explained so many thoughts I had going on in my head at the time; I don’t think anyone could explain the universe any better. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle” // “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.” // “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” //“The future is no more uncertain than the present.” // “When I give I give myself.” “And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

Kendall at soundcheck for Dead & Co

Kendall at soundcheck for Dead & Co

Altima: Who is your favorite artist? (Musician, painter, sculptor, etc)
Albert Einstein. Einstein created an art, a science, out of what we would have all considered to be boring, meaningless, letters and numbers on a page. “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.” It’s all relative, man.

Altima: What do you consider your proudest moment in life?
It’s about the journey, not the destination. It is my goal to be proud of every moment I have control over, so to choose one, defining experience to be most proud of seems wrongful to my personal philosophy. I make every decision with great intention, say every word with extreme thoughtfulness, and use all available power in my being to practice acceptance for whatever situation arises (for I know that is the way life is meant to be).

Altima: Where do you enjoy spending your weekends?
On the beach or at a music festival. I really miss the FAU Library, though.

Altima: Favorite cuisine and where to get it?
Anything Buccan or Imoto, seriously. Tuna and foie gras slider all day.

Altima: Go-to outfit for Happy Hour?
Jeans and a band tee, a ton of jewelry, and maybe a clunky heel. If I need to dress things up, I like to miss-match styles: I might wear a bright color Lilly-esque pattern with darker, grunge accessories, and some chunky boots. Classic Palm Beach meets IDGAF rebel: always a win, with an attitude that follows (shout-out to my alter ego Lola)!

Altima: What is the next vacation you plan to take?
Seriously, every day of my life is a vacation. But I work very hard to make that my reality.

Altima: Any pets?
I used to have a pet ecosystem full of baby shrimp. Then I dropped it.

Altima: What is your favorite store to shop at?
All of my best friends’ closets.

Altima: What is your favorite accessory?
The arm-band; I’ll never leave home without one.

Altima: Advice to young professionals who want to make their dreams happen?
“Dare to eat a peach.” I first learned this phrase from the 1972 Allman Brothers record “Eat A Peach” when drummer Butch Trucks explained it to me. Evidently Duane Allman had been reading a lot of T.S. Eliot before he passed away in a motorcycle accident, right before this album was completed. There is a line in Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” that goes: “Shall I part my hair behind?   Do I dare to eat a peach?”, telling of the times it takes to grow old, the realizations that consume you, and the beauty that exists all around. To “eat a peach” is to live your life fully, because you know what you are getting into when you take that first bite. It’s sweet, it’s sour, messy and gritty; it even gets stuck in your teeth, but by that you should not be bothered. You can always change your shirt.

If you “eat a peach for peace”, take big bites out of life, you’re going to get messy – we know. But to test one’s own limits, find out one’s own capabilities, freedoms and restrictions, one may find out just who they are or want to become. My advice goes on to say that you should do what you love (so long as it is with respect to yourself and the universe), and the rest will come later.

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

WIMCO | Beach House Cosmos

WIMCO | Beach House Cosmos

The island of St Barths is one of our favorite winter retreats. Here is an update on some of the latest happenings on the island…

New Restaurants
St Barths is known as the culinary capital of the Caribbean. With over 60 restaurants packed into its compact 8 miles, you’ll have no difficulty finding new and exciting places to try out every day. Long time favs like Maya’s, the Hideaway, Sante Fe, Do Brazil and La Gloriette all have their fans. Here is a quick take on two newcomers.

25 Quarter: The pop art inspired bar opened up in the space formerly occupied by Monbarth in Gustavia, and the year before that by Rhum St Barth. It advertises exciting “street food” like finger food tacos and sliders.

Carpe Diem: A bit of Italy has been found its way to the La Pointe area of Gustavia, in the space formerly occupied by Le Ti Zouk. This is a simple restaurant with Italian dishes like beef carpaccio , burratina with sausages, and zucchini soup for starters. For main courses, several varieties of pasta, with different sauces, and the ability to choose the portion size. A good value.

25 Quarter

25 Quarter | Gustavia, St Barths

Best times to go
New Year: Think multi-course dinners, champagne toasts, moonlight on the calm ocean, fireworks over the harbor in Gustavia, parties on the yachts tied up to the quai, live music in the streets and in many restaurants, a moveable feast for the eyes and senses.

Carnaval: Feb 9, 2016. An intimate fun version of Mardi Gras

Bucket Regatta: March 17-20, 2016. See some of the most elegant and impressive large sailing boats (100+’ in length) in the world compete for the celebrated Bucket cup.

Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta: April 11-16

St Barts Villa

Where to stay
St Barths has several top notch hotels, and for those of you visiting St Barths for the first time, that may fit your comfort zone. Repeat visitors to the island quickly figure out that the island’s private villas can offer more space, privacy and value than a comparable number of hotel rooms. If you are game to try a villa rental, we recommend that you contact WIMCO Villas, a company we have used for several of our vacations. Their reservations office in the US will help guide you to a villa that best suites your needs, and then their on-island concierge team will take care of your every need during your vacation.

Reservations: info@wimco.comor 401-849-8012

WIMCO has some excellent villas still available for New Years week, call for details.
Links to a sampling of villas is included below:

5+ bedroom villas
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$89,950/week – *10 night min
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$80,000/week – *7 night min.
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3 & 4 bedroom villas
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$39,500/week – *10 night min
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1 & 2 bedroom villas
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$7,000/week – *12 night min.

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

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!)



If you are quick, you might have already caught on to the title. It is true, the 13th Annual Palm Beach Fine Craft Show is not only going to spoil you with its stellar array of coveted artistry, but Uber’s rideshare services, the Show’s new partner, will make your experience seamless. Before heading out to one of the most anticipated ART shows at the Palm Beach County Convention Center this season, remember to a) download the Uber app if you have not already and b) plugin code “FINECRAFT” (New users only) for a complimentary ride (up to $20) to or from the venue.  The code will be activated in February.

Each year in late February, thousands of art connoisseurs, interior designers, curious locals and tourists make plans to spend part (if not all) of the weekend perusing the impressive showcase dubbed the #1 Fine Craft Show in America” by  Art Fair Source Book. From February 26-28 2016, the convention center will feature 135 of the nation’s top contemporary craft artists who have mastered the intricacies of glass, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, fashion, jewelry and more.

Altima’s idea to form the partnership between Uber and PBFCS came as the solution for an easy parking option which allows patrons and special guests to avoid long lines at the valet parking or self-parking. Read more from Alexandra Clough of the Palm Beach Post Blog, Who ya gonna call? Uber, if you’re attending convention center show”.

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By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

I’m always asked to click the right box.. Am I Hispanic/Latino  or Caucasian?  It was an added plus when applying to Ivy League colleges, as there was a quota to be filled, but for some reason,years later, I’ve continued to click the ‘Latino’ box… It’s just something I’ve always done in an effort to champion opportunities for fellow Hispanics who will go way beyond what is required to prove themselves.   Recent vocalizations by running officials and hate crimes this past month have made me more passionate…I’ve witnessed first-hand employees who have crossed the Rio Grande, lost a spouse during their treacherous trip at the hands of greedy smugglers, only because they were eager to work hard, pay taxes/social security (which they do) .  In my case, the surviving spouse continued to pay taxes hoping to become legalized, and sent whatever was left to her children in Guatemala… (like her there are so many…) 

Then we hear about 18 year old Onesimo Marcelino Lopez-Ramos...who came to this country to support his family in Guatemala.  An aspiring young chef, murdered because the color of his skin.  Funds needed to be raised to ship his body back to Guatemala.. Ironic, as he was trying to bring his family here legally, and he is sent back in a body bag ONLY after monies were raised to ship him back….A tragedy which never would have happened without the HATE involved, and triggered by some of our influential community leaders.

So here’s the good news:

One Jupiter Community event is a Jupiter community initiative, created with the collaboration  of El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center,  Jupiter Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta and the Town of Jupiter Community Center all of whom decided to make a difference with an extensive exhibition of Guatemalan art and local history on display at the Jupiter Community Center beginning on September 10th.    We are All one and we need to remember that!

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In addition, please join the Jupiter Lighthouse ArtCenter as they celebrate Guatemalan Legacy and remember Onesimo on September 18th.  Event is free for all ages and will begin at 5:30 pm at Jupiter Community Center, 200 Military Trail.  At 6pm, there will be showing of the documentary film, “Brother Towns.” The film is the story of two towns linked by immigration, family and work: Jacaltenango, a highland Maya town in Guatemala; and Jupiter, our coastal town where many Jacaltecos have settled. Following the film will be a discussion led by Jamie Stuve (President and CEO of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society), Dr. Timothy Steigenga (Professor of Political Sciences and Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at Florida Atlantic University) and Jeronimo Camposeco (advocate and expert in social and anthropological research including consulting on farm worker labor practices and Maya culture for various universities).

Read more 

To help Onesimo’s family with expenses, please visit www.youcaring.com/inmemoryofonesimo  they have raised $1,150, but they’re not at the finish line yet…

For more information on how to get involved, contact Cynthia Trone, Director of Education at the Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art, cynthia@lighthousearts.org,

(561) 748-8737.


Just when we thought we had lost them to some exotic destination, Nadine Kalachnikoff and Lars Bolander unexpectedly surprises us with yet another pioneering endeavor! And lucky for us, it’s happening in our backyard! We shouldn’t be surprised, as this dynamic creative duo– icons of design, style and fabulous taste— have always been ahead of the eight ball… World travelers in search of the unique and beautiful, Lars and Nadine have created a bazaar-style shopping experience where we may all share in the experience of their world travels…

I had to pop in to check it out. Of course it’s off the beaten path, but then again aren’t all treasures? Among their latest acquisitions from their summer travels to Greece, London and Sweden:  Hand-painted plates from Greece which Nadine naturally needed to alter so they are ‘made to order’. When asked if I could see the website, she was appalled!

“Website? He’s an aging artisan from Greece!” So I guess we have to wait until the doors open to see what they have in store.  Next Stop? India.

Nadine and Lars will be hosting ‘visiting’ artists and designers this season in their ‘out of the box’ warehouse-style studio located at 1696 Old Okeechobee.  Stay tuned for calendar of upcoming exhibits and news!

For those of you who want to be kept in the loop, and travel the world within your backyard,visit


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While driving through Wellington last week, I popped by to visit Jeanne Chisholm, an old friend and owner of the Chisholm Gallery, known as a leading international dealer of polo and sporting art for over 30 years.  I was a accompanied by an avid sailor who also happens to be a serious art collector.  He was immediately drawn to a spectacular oil on canvas by Isabella Monari called “Regata blu 1” pictured here.  I was drawn to Monari’s stunning fencing scenes! That was just a sampling  of so many fabulous pieces on display at the gallery.  Jeanne’s impressive collection currently on view include watercolors by Hungarian artist Elmyr de Hory (think F For Fake by Orson Welles,)  polo paintings of legendary Pete Bostwick and Tommy Hitchcock by Lisa Bostwick, and fine art limited edition black & white photographs by Francesco Scavullo: Think Sting, Jagger, Bacall, Sophia, Pavarotti, Lisa, Glenn etc… Scavullo created the COSMO GIRL His photographs graced the covers of Vogue, Rolling Stone, Life, Time, Newsweek, Town and Country, Harper’s Bazaar, Mademoiselle, Glamour, Harper’s and Queen, L’Officiel and Max.

View Regata blu 1 details and view more of Isabella Monari works of art.

Lovers of the finest in Sporting and Polo Art: Stay tuned for so much more from Chisholm Gallery this season!

 Or discover for yourself!

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