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Mary Mahoney and Black River Caviar
Give HOPE this Holiday Season

Mary Mahoney and Black River Caviar give back to Hope For Depression Foundation through the Holiday Season

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 last 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.

These orders can only be placed personally by calling Mary Mahoney at 561.655.8288

Click here to see photos from Hope for Depression Cocktail and Dinner

Audrey Gruss and Black River Caviar

Graham Gaspard, Audrey Gruss

SAVE THE DATE January 27th! 

Time: Check-in begins at 7:00 am and the Race of Hope begins at 8am

  • Meeting Point: The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach, NY
  • Cost:  $40 per adult through Wednesday, January 2; $50 per adult after January 2, $25 per student and $15 per child (9 and under)
  • Strollers and dogs welcome
  • The Race of Hope raises awareness and funds for urgent depression research

About Hope For Depression Foundation

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.

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Meat Market Holiday Highlights
New York State of Mind New Years

Tis the Season for… Stone Crabs of Course!

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas Day or bring in the New Year than digging in to one or two of Meat Market’s colossal stone crabs!  I’ve been eyeing their perfectly cracked over the charts-sized claws since October, and now with the excuse of the Holidays, I will claw myself to 2019!

Meat Market Holiday Happy Hours

Meat Market daily Happy Hours from 4-8 PM will continue to run through the Holiday.  So if you’re not enjoying Christmas Eve or New Years at Meat Market,  pop by on your way to your final destination and enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut, a Belvedere Martini and choose from an assortment of the Chef’s favorite bar bites at Happy Hour prices.

Meat Market New Year for the New York State of Mind

For those of us opting to ring in the New Year in the warmth but nostalgic for New York,  Meat Market will host a New York-themed party with a champagne toast at Midnight.  Dinner menu will be a la carte.  Dj in the lounge!

Meat Market Palm Beach, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach

Tel: 561.354.9800

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Contessa Gallery
Creates Media Frenzy
at Art Miami

Mr. Brainwash continues to be highlight of Art Miami

Last year Mr. Brainwash painted Contessa Gallery’s booth causing quite a stir, this year Contessa’s Mr. Brainwash caused a media frenzy. The solo exhibit was highlighted on CBS Evening News and Miami Herald.  

Mr. Brainwash (born Thierry Guetta in 1966) began his artistic career over 17 years ago documenting the underground world of street artists. Eventually this endeavor introduced him to Banksy, who is arguably the most anonymous and famous street artist living today. With the encouragement of Banksy, Guetta began creating his own street art.

In 2008, Mr. Brainwash produced an explosive first solo show, Life is Beautiful. The epic display hundreds of breakthrough works revolutionized the art scene not only in Los Angeles, where the show was held, but worldwide. This phenomenal exhibition skyrocketed Mr. Brainwash’s popularity. His artistic evolution is chronicled in the Academy Award nominated documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, coincidently directed by Banksy. Known for his stylistic combination of pop and street art, Guetta creates his works by brilliantly fusing together historical pop imagery with contemporary cultural iconography. This year, the special exhibition showcased energetic and never before seen works by Mr. Brainwash at Art Miami which employed neon light bulbs, paper collages, broken vinyl records, metal and fiberglass.

Chaplin Subway, Original Stencil and Mixed Media on Metal, Plywood an Fiberglass

 

Mr. Brainwash, Life is Beautiful, 2018
Enameled Steel Sculpture

 

Mr. Brainwash, Imagine, 2018
Neon Light Bulb on Paper Collage

 

Mr. Brainwash, Marilyn Monroe, 2018
Broken Vinyl Records on Canvas

About Contessa Gallery

Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Areas of expertise include pre-20th century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, photography and works on paper. While many galleries focus primarily on artist representation and promotion, Contessa Gallery is collector focused. The gallery’s mission is to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning. Contessa encourages its clients to view their collections as a legacy that can be passed down through generations or to institutions.

The gallery continues to expand its clientele and reputation through its participation in prestigious art fairs, such as; Art Miami, Art New York and The Armory Show – Modern. At the philanthropic level, Contessa Gallery aims to make a difference in the community through the contribution of time, expertise, sponsorship and educational programming for museums and organizations dedicated to the arts.

For more detailed information about the gallery or artists please visit their website: www.contessagallery.com or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email: art@contessagallery.com

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MILOU Palm Beach
Comes to
Worth Avenue

A globally-sourced collection curated by Lourdes de Guardiola

Lourdes de Guardiola’s gypsy roots resulting from her equestrian jetset lifestyle have found a home this season at the Esplanade. Located on the second floor above Gucci, Lourdes has transformed a blank canvas, creating a haven for linen from Bali, Swimwear from Brazil, jewelry from Argentina, perfect beach hats from Ecuador and handmade leather bags made in America. “While traveling the world as a professional show jumper, I have been able to cultivate relationships with global designers.  I’ve found inspiration within their cultures and have been able to create this space based upon these experiences” says Lourdes de Guardiola.

A private trunk show for Alvin Valley, took place before Milou’s official opening.  In spite of it being under the radar, the success led to a permanent representation for the King of Pants at Milou.  Lourdes will be hosting more events throughout the season.  She has her pulse on the new upcoming designers from South America  looking to make their mark in the Palm Beach market.

Lourdes also intends to utilize the newly revamped Esplanade at 150 Worth, hosting a runway fashion show later on in the season.  

Be sure to visit miloupalmbeach.com to sign up for newsletters, events, and promotions.  With Lourdes’ constant craving for change, there won’t be a party you should miss this season.

Milou will be celebrating it’s official Grand Opening with a cocktail celebration November 20th.  All are welcome from 5-9 on Tuesday to kick off the holiday weekend.

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LA CLARA
Iconic Florida Modernism with a Twist

Award-winning Canadian builder and developer, Great Gulf, has retained Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to handle the exclusive sales and marketing for the company’s inaugural South Florida residential project—La Clara.  Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, hosted an exclusive unveiling of the project for brokers at Sant Ambroeus.  Representing Great Gulf were Niall Collins, President of Great Gulf Residential; Alan Vihant, Executive Vice-President; and Amanda Wilson-Watkins, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  (view pictures)

La Clara, Palm Beach’s new 25-story, contemporary residential tower, boasts architecture and interiors by renowned architect Siamak Hariri, of Hariri Pontarini Architects, as well as Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. With only 83 residences, the exclusive luxury development strikes the perfect balance between privacy and community. Airy one to three bedrooms, ranging from 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet, feature expansive private terraces, exquisitely finished modern interiors, Miele appliances, and Snaidero kitchens.

Thoughtful consideration has gone into matching the decorative and functional interiors with standout amenities.  La Clara includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, dual spas with steam rooms, saunas, and private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, landscaped garden and walking area, dog spa, club lounge with dining area, performance and catering kitchen, theatre, conference room and business center.  A wine tasting and climate-controlled storage area, 24/7 front desk staff, assigned self-parking, and valet will also be available.

La Clara

Alan Vihant, Executive Vice President of Great Gulf, shared his enthusiasm regarding the project, “The iconic design by Hariri Pontarini Architects mixed with the boutique atmosphere in the sophisticated community of The Palm Beaches make this a singular offering.  Coupled with the strong reach of Douglas Elliman to the Northeast and international markets, we look forward to the success of the unique building.”

Expected date of occupancy is 2021. Pricing begins at $2 million. Please visit www.laclarapalmbeach.com or contact Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, at 917-664-0720.

Click here to view photos of Broker Reception held at Sant Ambroeus

La Clara Palm Beach

                              Great Gulf & Douglas Elliman Group

 

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The World of Brioni Bespoke
October 4th-6th
251 Worth Ave., Palm Beach

Brioni takes on the ultimate sartorial challenge- Michelangelo’s David

This season, the Brioni Master Tailors demonstrate the boundless possibilities of the Bespoke service by taking on the ultimate sartorial challenge – to perfectly craft a suit for an iconic silhouette with stately dimensions

Long recognized as the “menswear of choice” for the iconic and powerful

Brioni’s VIP Tailor is available to make a nip and tuck to your personal Brioni collection.

Professional athletes, celebrities, leaders, entrepreneurs chose the brand that sets meticulous standards for its craft. The height of men’s sartorial excellence, a Brioni Bespoke item is built on unparalleled craftsmanship and exclusive fabrics.

The BRIONI Method

Every suit is the result of the Brioni method. This process, unique to the company, requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship, and all while under the supervision of tailoring experts. Each suit comes to life due to absolute precision, as well as upwards of 6000 handmade hidden stitches. Subsequently, the Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the figure.

brioni

The Bespoke fabric selection offers over 800 variations of wool, light cashmere, silk, and a light Super 200s wool. In addition, their full-range variety also counts for lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar, and cuff.

Any Brioni store accommodates your choice – be it of model or cut, fabric or fit. Furthermore, you can complete your look in the privacy and comfort of the VIP room to exemplify your sense of style.

Brioni Bespoke

“The World of Bespoke” Worth Avenue Salon, October 4th-6th

To Schedule an Appointment

Brioni’s Bespoke Events book early and orchestrate their appointments accordingly. As a result, each take approximately one hour to 90 minutes.

For information on the Palm Beach Bespoke Event, please contact Thomas Esparza at 561.650.0030.

Email Thomas to schedule an appointment to suit your calendar, as well as your style.

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Autism Speaks at NYC Marathon
Palm Beach Kick-Off Celebration
Wednesday, Sept 20th

Meat Market’s Sebastien Tribout to run at NYC Marathon for Autism Speaks

The buzz is on!! Donations and RSVPS were coming in BEFORE invitations were sent out!  Largely due to the impressive roster of Palm Beach residents who joined forces to help Meat Market’s Sebastien Tribout raise funds for Autism Speaks as he prepares to run on behalf of Autism Speaks.   The kick off celebration will take place at Meat Market on Wednesday, September 20th from 6-8 pm.

Sebastien Tribout and Josh Sagman

” A very special thanks to our generous Host Committee, patrons and sponsors who have not only spread the word, but have helped us raise over $4,000 three weeks prior the actual event,” said Sebastien Tribout.

“I (Maribel) would like to personally thank our generous donors and first responders Marla and Steve Garchik; Diana & Llwyd Ecclestone; Carlos & Renee Morrison, Marzia Precoda, Ann Neville, Shelley Menin, Afsy & Carter Potash, the Galarza Family, Molly & Warren Robbins, Susana & Paco Gil, Brandy Guthrie, Michelle Jaminet, Nick and Molly Mele,  for triggering the domino effect that followed!  Please feel free to bring guests.  The seated area in the lounge will be reserved for you!

Highlights of the event include Tito’s specialty cocktails, Chef Sean Brasel’s culinary samplings, fabulous raffle and silent auction items including an Emilio Pucci silk scarf, carved green onyx drop earrings from Hamilton Jewelers, 100 grams of Russian oscietra from Black River Caviar and a 23 year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.

Minimum suggested donation is $20 and may be paid at the door.  We do expect a large crowd, so if you do plan to attend, kindly click here so that we can help check in go as smoothly as possible.

Check out a few of our auction and raffle items below!

 

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Duckhorn Wine Pairing at
Meat Market Palm Beach

Exceptional Duckhorn Wine Pairing Experience

On Wednesday September 26, Meat Market Palm Beach will be treating the most discerning diners to an exclusive wine pairing dinner featuring Duckhorn Vineyards.  Priced at $120 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course feast will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM. Diners will indulge in delicious culinary delights crafted by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be perfectly paired with a carefully selected Duckhorn wine to complement each dish. Full menu as follows:

 

Reception

Achiote Cured Prime New York on Crispy Chip with Boursin Mash & Aioli

Tuna Tartare Spoons with Avocado & Green Chili

Grilled Duck Breast, Crispy Plantain & Mole

Shishito Pepper, Soy Bean Hummus on Wonton Chips

2017 Decoy Rosé, California

 

First Course

Hamachi Tartare “Martini”, Pear Gelée, Lemongrass Dressing, Chives,

Jalapenos, Red Onion and Lemon Zest

2016 Duckhorn Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

Second Course

Braised Pork Cheeks, Creamy Chocolo, White Wine Beef Jus,

Blistered Tomatoes

2016 Calera Pinot Noir, Central Coast

 

Third Course

Buffalo Tenderloin with Szechuan Pepper Crust, Red Wine Cherry Butter,

Seared Rappini

2015 Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

Dessert Course

Baked Brie with Red Wine Plum Marmalade,

Dark Chocolate Goat Cheese Ganache

2015 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain Washington State

 

Reservations for the Duckhorn Wine Dinner are limited and can be made by calling (561) 900-6001; or email mherndon@meatmarket.net

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Caymus Wine-Pairing Dinner at
Meat Market Palm Beach

Foodies and wine lovers are preparing for yet another exceptional gastronome experience at Meat Market Palm Beach on August 15th with select wines from Caymus Winery.  Priced at $150 (excluding tax and gratuity), this four-course dinner will begin with a reception at 7PM followed by a sit down dinner at 7:30PM.

Take a look at the mouth-watering menu prepared by Executive Chef/Co-Owner Sean Brasel. Each course will be paired with the perfect complementing Caymus wine. We strongly suggest reserving sooner than later as space is limited!

 

Wednesday August 15th 2018
Caymus Wine Dinner
Reception
Mini Beef Empanadas with queso Blanco habanero aioli
Seared BBQ Tuna skewers with hoisin and sesame
Open face Brie grilled cheese with apple marmalade
Roasted Cremini Mushrooms stuffed with Goat cheese
2016 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

First Course
Roasted Clams Oreganata with Chorizo
2016 Mer Soleil Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands Reserve

Second Course
Seared Duck breast with Rhubarb cherry chutney and foie grass bread pudding
2016 Caymus-Suisun Durif Petite Sirah, Suisin Valley

Third Course
Wagyu Shoulder Tender Sous Vide with Black Truffle Butter
Creamed Spinach Puree, “Truffle Puff Pastry Pot Pie”
2016 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Dessert Course
Fireman’s Derek’s Warm Strawberry Basil Pie with Vanilla Egg Yolk Ice cream
Ramos Pinto, Porto Ruby, Douro Valley

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“Her Hippo” Project
By Carolina Wickenburg, Sculptor

Carolina Wickenburg is a New York–based sculptor whose work ranges from life–size public statues to portraits of her impressive clientele of European royals and distinguished art patrons. Her sculptures are striking, emotive and figurative pieces cast in bronze.

“Her Hippos” are born

Carolina’s foray into wearable sculpture was prompted by her love of jewelry and matured into a fundraising project for breast cancer research. Her hand–sculpted hippos are cast in gold, silver or brass, and inlaid with emerald eyes. Baby Hippos have recently been added to the family! Adopt a baby hippo and support Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 Why was the hippo your inspiration for this project?

“Sculpting is an ancient, yet timeless, art form. The hippo is an ancient Egyptian mythological figure; a protector of women. The hippopotamus seemed the perfect subject for its reassuring, strong yet sensuous form, as well as its mythology. They came together for me. They made sense.”

 

How did you come into sculpting in particular?

“With a major in Psychology and a minor in Art, I began my career as a social worker focusing on the assimilation of immigrants into their local communities. During that period, we opened a community arts center. My early work there brought sculpture to my attention and that’s when I began to dabble. I quickly realized how much I enjoyed this hands-on approach to art.”

 

Do you prefer to sculpt in stone or clay?

“While I enjoy transforming stone into “flesh”, stone remains rigid and structured. The malleability of clay, however, allows for spontaneity and the freedom to let the piece evolve naturally, and as needed. The tactile feel and flexibility of the clay. The three-dimensionality of it. It’s magical.”

Tell me about your creative process?

 “Hah! I do enjoy the process, but the creative part of sculpting is highly intense, intricate and introspective. You are very much in the moment.” With an eye for detail, Carolina follows a strict approach to capture her subjects using photographs and live sittings. After completing her piece in clay (which can take up to 6 months or more depending on the size), a rubber mold is made and eventually a Bronze piece. Her goal is to capture the essence of her subjects. In her full-bodied pieces, she uses the body’s anatomy, its muscles and facial features to evoke an emotion or capture a feeling. For her portraits, her goal is not only to resemble her subjects and convey their essence, but to make each portrait a piece that stands on its own.  After every portrait is complete, Carolina prides herself in asking “would I like to have this sculpture in my house?” Her answer has to be “yes”. She finds portraits the most difficult of her works.

Carolina

 I have heard that you were born to be an artist. Tell me about that.

“I am surrounded by artists!”, she laughs. “My father was very creative. He was an avid painter and my brother is highly artistic.  And as you might expect, I married into an “artsy” family as well.”

About Carolina Wickenburg

 Born in Havana, Cuba, Carolina immigrated to the US at an early age. She and her Austrian husband, reside in New York (when not traveling to the family hotel, Casa Mia, in Austria). They have two sons. As a successful NYC based architect hailing from a long line of artists (including world-renowned Alfred Wickenburg), and with a creative eye himself, her husband recognized Carolina’s talent and encouraged her to pursue art shortly after their marriage.

Please visit Carolina Wickenburg Sculpting to see her works.