Capri’s Blue Campanella, an iconic bell brings good hues

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.

Chantecler Anima Turquoise Bracelet

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

www.hamiltonjewelers.com 

 

 

Gifting Karma or Wishing on a Star

By Maribel Alvarez

Karma has been a big word in my vocabulary and a constant in my mind since my recent trip to Laos and Bhutan. So I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to find the perfect gifts for the dozen girlfriends in my life when I popped in to my favorite one-stop-Christmas-Shop destination. Inspired by the authentic Buddhist prayer beads, Sequin’s Color Karma Collection features semi-precious colored stones that represent qualities and moods we all experience or strive for, such as warding off bad vibes and keeping up the positive energy.

Whereas I would normally spend hours choosing which friend would prefer a classic Chanel-like necklace versus a Grecian style earring, this time all that was required was choosing the right color! Over a dozen to choose from!  Bracelets start at $48 for a group of four and necklaces at $98.

For those who have faith in their lucky stars, check out the Star Maps Collection endorsed by Susan Miller of Astrology Zone.  Another beautiful holiday gift with a personal touch and special meaning, the ‘The Star Maps Collection illustrates the twelve astrological signs with beautifully detailed interpretations of constellations and zodiac symbols. Each is 22k antique gold or silver-dipped and cast from an original Sequin illustration.  Each sign offers a beautifully diversified selection of necklaces, bracelets and charms starting as low as $38 and up to $98.

 

Star maps

 

SEQUIN is the one shop I always pop in to when on the Avenue, but if you prefer to shop online, check out their terrific online store

219 Worth Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480

561.238.8405

Cynthia Rowley, My Preferred Last Minute Go To For One-Stop Shopping

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.

  ZODIAC CANDLE $48.00

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!

PEACH COMBO COLORBLOCK WETSUIT $265.00

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?

GOLD FLASK BANGLE $365.00

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

 

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

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

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.

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

 

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.

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!

 

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