ERNEST HEMINGWAY and His Last Muse
ANDREA DI ROBILANT
Black River Caviar and Worth Avenue’s Mary Mahoney have joined forces to support Hope for Depression Research Foundation this holiday season, following a highly successful kick off for the upcoming inaugural Palm Beach Race of Hope. The kick off event was hosted by HDRF Founder and Chair Audrey Gruss and co-chair Scott Snyder, at Sant Ambroeus on Friday, December 7th.
A festive cocktail for over 200 guests was followed by a by-invitation only dinner for committee members, patrons and sponsors. Once guests were seated, Audrey and Scott welcomed them, thanked them for their support, and introduced the evening’s top sponsor, Graham Gaspard, CEO of Black River Caviar. The guests savored a Black River Caviar sampler of: Tradition Oscietra with toasted brioche and creme fraiche, Royale Oscietra with quail egg and creme fraiche, and Imperial Oscietra on blini and mashed potato, paired with prosecco. Each guest was gifted a mother of pearl caviar spoon and black velvet pouch to take home.
Guests were invited to place orders and promised 50% of proceeds from orders placed that night would be donated to HDRF; Over $8,000 was raised for the cause that evening, and inquiries continue to come in for orders.
Due to the overwhelming response from locals supporting this great cause, Mary Mahoney store on Worth Avenue has offered to donate 25% of proceeds from orders placed to Hope for Depression. “This will make it a whole lot easier for locals to purchase on the spot,” announced Graham Gaspard. The offer is valid through January 27th, the day of the marathon.
These orders can only be placed personally by calling Mary Mahoney at 561.655.8288
Audrey Gruss founded HDRF in April 2006 in memory of her mother Hope, who struggled with clinical depression. Today, HDRF is the leading nonprofit organization focused solely on depression research. Over 350 million people annually struggle with depression globally, but despite its prevalence, depression is still misunderstood, underfunded and under-researched. The mission of the HDRF is to fund cutting-edge neuroscience research into the origins, medical diagnosis, new treatments, and prevention of depression and its related mood disorders, including bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and suicide. To date, HDRF has provided more than $30-million through over 125 grants for accelerated breakthrough depression research that promises to lead to new and better medications and treatments.
By Christian Sims
This winter the Holiday Blues take on a whole new meaning. A symbol for peace, the color blue has the power to transform and put the mind at ease. It also has the power to take us far away. Whether it be the blue waters, skies or grotto, something about the vivid tone has us dreaming of the Isle of Capri.
Born out of Capri is Chantecler. Known for their timeless elegance, Chantecler is renown for their treasured Campanella charms. Featured above is the iconic Chantecler Campanella. The Campanelle’s rich history began with a legend that says its beautiful chime grants wishes to all who hear it. Ever since, it’s been a precious jewel for all who visit the island and a lovely creative influence for Chantecler. The 18K gold charm and sapphire Campanella charm was my favorite Holiday Blue pick!
The Campanella became a must-have jewel for all the international Divas and princesses who chose the Blue Island a their perfect getaway. International travelers who get to Capri and, like everyone, fall in love with it still treasure this small token of happiness. Crafted in precious stones pavé settings, in gold and diamonds, in hard and semi-precious stones, the Campanelle are small goldsmith’s masterpieces to be worn and collected, for a new look every day. These iconic treasures are symbolic and represent peace and joy to all who hear their pleasing ring.
For those who appreciate the meaning behind Chantecler pieces, but looking to spend under $1500, Hamilton offers one of a kind Chantecler pieces, such as the Anima 70 Turquoise Bracelet, a delicate accent designed to celebrate the brand’s iconic colors and namesake.
Give the gift of joy and peace with a Chantecler gift, a favorite of Palm Beachers Whether it’s earrings, charms, bracelets or pendants, their iconic pieces and colorful hues radiate the same unique beauty that have so many flocking to Capri’s gorgeous landscape. Your gift is sure to grace its wearer with feelings of light, happiness and good favor this holiday season. A piece of Capri is available for everyone, regardless of your budget. View Photos of last year’s Chantecler Luncheon at Sant Ambroeus
Contact Kyle Meredith or Sarah Mlostek at 561.659.6788
215 Worth Avenue
By Brandy Billinghurst
No matter how prepared I think I may be when it comes to my holiday shopping, there’s always that one gift or two that I somehow missed or forgot. I know I can count on Cynthia Rowley at The Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach to find the perfect gifts immediately and more importantly, quickly. Let’s face it, time is of the essence, especially at this time of the year!
Take a look at my top 3 favorite CR last minute gifts here:
For the Hostess with the Mostest:
Everyone loves receiving candles, and they can be gifted any time of year. I like to stock-up during the Holiday’s and this year, a new scent caught my attention at Cynthia Rowley. This candle was created in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Apotheke and it smells just as lovely as it looks with its amber rising fragrance. What’s even better is you don’t have to know your recipient’s astrological sign because it represents every symbol of the Zodiac.
For the Beach Lover Who Loves to Match Her Little One:
I am always a complete sucker for gifting a matching pair of mother and daughter outfits because you aren’t just giving a delightful keepsake present, you’re giving an heirloom gift that’s set to conjure plenty of warm holiday mother, daughter memories. They can pair this with some espadrille neoprene water shoes and to the beach they will splish and splash, all with style!
For The Chic Booze Connoisseur:
Necessity is the mother of invention…
This year, my perfect go-to party accessory to give and to wear myself isn’t a sparkly clutch or a pair of satin high heels, it’s this baby. Why not buy a mini-bottle of your friend’s favorite nip of choice to accompany it, wrap them both up, and instantly banish the boringness from the gajillion Christmas fiestas on their dance card in December?
And that’s a wrap on this year’s gift guide! (You didn’t expect me to not make that pun, did you?) Happy Holidays!
Call Dawn at (561) 517-0576 for personal assistance
or visit https://cynthiarowley.com