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Gala Celebrates Historic return of Lafayette’s freedom ship HERMIONE Thomas Jefferson welcomes Lafayette in Palm Beach March 24th, 2015

A wine and Culinary Experience in the Tradition of Thomas Jefferson’s Love for France hosted by the Florida Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc

Guests will be treated to an entertaining evening complete with professional re-enactments of historical moments as well as a four course Culinary Dinner with an outstanding selection of Moët Hennessy wines. This wine and culinary experience is designed in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson’s love for France. Live auction items will include a historical trip to France, a bronze bust of Lafayette by Pierre Jean David d’Angers, and an exclusive painting of the Hermione by Laurent Dareau.

Miles Young, President of Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, and Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy & Mather explains: “Hermione Voyage 2015 celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Marquis de Lafayette, teen hero of the American Revolution and French Founding Father of the United States. It also marks the return of this historic tall ship to the iconic ports of the War of Independence, in one of the most remarkable and authentic reconstructions in the world. This ambitious project brings history alive while exemplifying Lafayette’s family motto “Why Not?”

The reconstructed Hermione, will make her grand U.S. return voyage in the summer of 2015. As the Hermione moves up the Eastern seaboard (with stops in Yorktown, Mount Vernon, Alexandria, Annapolis, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Greenport, Newport, Boston, Castine and Lunenburg). It will be accompanied by a range of pier side activities. These include in some ports a Traveling Exhibition and a Heritage Village that will be accessible to the public. The Hermione Voyage 2015 is part of an expansive outreach program with cultural events, exhibitions, and educational programs that celebrate the trip and mark its progress. A robust social media activation for the voyage expands the reach of the project to millions of people.

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To view more information about the Hermione, Click Here

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Le Rosey comes to Palm Beach– hosted by Marzia Precoda

Nathalie Eynard, Associate Director of Admissions of Le Rosey received the red carpet when Marzia Precoda hosted a Rosey informative tea for parents and children at her fabulous home. New York famed photographer Patrick McMullan captured the moments!

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Marzia Precoda and Nathalie Eynard (photo credit: Patrick McMullan)

Though the event was strictly private with the guest list limited to close friends of Marzia’s and her co-hosts Lori Stoll and Lori Bernstein, over 30 parents and their children were in attendance. Rosey Alumni including Bill Mann class of 1940; Maribel Alvarez class of ’76 and her son Robert Riva, class of 2007 were also present to answer questions from inquisitive parents. Result: 6 students were signed up on the spot for the Rosey camp and another 8 pending!

Marzia and her co-hosts Lori Stoll and Lori Bernstein understand the value of the multic-cultural experience Rosey offers. “My husband is American. I am Italian and an attorney. We believe it is crucial for our children to speak several languages and grow up in an environment where they are exposed to multiple cultures. It not only opens their horizons, but will provide them with opportunities they otherwise would not have. By allowing them to experience Le Rosey, we rest assured we are offering them a gift and tools for the future,” says Marzia Precoda, Palm Beach Day Academy 2015 Gala Chair.

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“Marzia’s generosity and hospitality was key to the success of this event. As a US rep alumni of Rosey, and parent of two alumni, I can’t thank Marzia enough for her hospitality. Families trust her and feel comfortable sending their children for summer camp knowing that Marzia is minutes away.,” says Maribel Alvarez

Click here to view more pictures on Patrick McMullan’s site

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Guy Cosmo set for World Challenge Racing début this weekend

After starting his career in the open wheel ranks and then moving to sports car racing, Guy Cosmo has long been checking off a wide range of boxes on his career to-do list. And this weekend will see one more item marked off the list as Cosmo is set to make his Pirelli World Challenge debut.

The versatile racer has been tabbed by M1 Racing (http://m1racing.co) to pilot the No. 23 Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Audi R8 LMS ultra as World Challenge opens the 2015 season at the Circuit of the Americas this weekend.

The visit to the 3.418-mile circuit is not the first for Cosmo, who already knows the way to the podium at the Texas track, having scored a runner up finish in ALMS competition aboard a P2 entry. Cosmo has driven a range of GT machinery on the circuit including testing the Ferrari Challenge 458 platform at the picturesque track. Cosmo opened the year as reserve driver for the visitflorida.com line up at the Rolex 24, and the popular pilot is looking forward to his first taste of World Challenge action this weekend.

“Pirelli World Challenge has seen incredible growth in the past few years and this season in particular will be extremely competitive,” said Cosmo. “The sprint format will be a welcome change for me where I can focus on myself and the car without the compromise of a teammate, and to do all this at a world-class race track like Circuit of the Americas is just fantastic. I am ready to rip.”

The weekend will open up with a test day on Thursday, with Race 1 set for Saturday afternoon and Race 2 on Sunday. Live streaming of the race will be available at www.world-challenge.tv.
www.guycosmo.com

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Patrick McMullan Company, PMc officially launches presence in Florida

Altima selected as Official Representative in Palm Beach and Miami

 

Famed Photographer Patrick McMullan is pleased to announce the opening of his eponymous company in Florida. Clients in Palm Beach and Miami are invited to book Patrick McMullan or one of his affiliate photographers through Maribel Alvarez at Altima International to cover their events. Patrick McMullan Company (PMC) is a premiere full service photography and digital media agency in New York City, Los Angeles and South Florida.

Pioneering the celebrity and social photography business for decades as an iconic brand, PMc focuses on photographing people, A-listers, fashionistas, designers, models, actors, artists, socialites and captains of industry. PMc has garnered a level of caché that grants its agency access to the most interesting and desirable events.

PMc photographs over 50 events each week, many of which are exclusives, and services images to leading national and international publications including columns in New York Magazine, Interview Magazine, New York Observer, amNY, Allure and Architectural Digest to just name a few.

Patrick McMullan.com has the New York, Los Angeles, and the Hamptons social scene covered and people from all over the world visit the website daily to see and feel what it would be like to be at the party. Palm Beach and Miami clients can now have their events added to the Guest List and be seen by the world.

“We felt opening this new market was just a natural fit for both the company and for me personally. Many of our clients migrate to Florida in the winter and the Palm Beach and Miami areas are my second home. I just love it down here,” says Patrick McMullan.

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For bookings contact Maribel or Eric:

Altima International/ Maribel Alvarez /561 833 8283/ Maribel@altimacclub.com
Patrick McMullan Co./ Booking Dept./ 646-638-2000/ eric@patrickmcmullan.com

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WIMCO supports American Cancer Society Palm Beach Chapter

Wimco Properties (West Indies Management Company) has donated a week long stay in a 2 bedroom Villa in St. Barts to the live auction of Let’s Rock Palm Beach- A Musical Tribute to Jon Stoll. 100% of the proceeds will benefit The American Cancer Society. (Villa size may be upgraded– subject to fee)

“Imagine relaxing in your own private WIMCO Villa on St Barts. Imagine arriving there to find it stocked with a buffet of fine foods, fruits, breads, cheeses and wines. Enjoy the privacy of your own pool. Enjoy the open air layout, the music wafting through the house, the sweeping views of the stunning blue waters below. During the day you’ll visit St Barts’ stunning beaches, enjoy leisurely lunches with your feet in the sand, windsurf or snorkel in one of the island’s picturesque bays, and window shop in the quaint harbor town of Gustavia. At night you’ll sample international cuisine at one of 60 restaurants on the island, then go out and listen to live music or go dancing if so inspired.

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WIMCO has a large selection of two bedroom villas on St Barts. A portion of that inventory has been selected for participation in this charity event. The final villa selection for the winner will be based on availability at the time the winner books their vacation. Good for travel between April 18 – Dec 13, 2015 or April 18 – Dec 13, 2016. Blackout dates apply for travel during Thanksgiving, and between Dec 15 and April 18. Flexibility for upgrade to larger villa subject to fee.

To learn more about the fabulous villas available year round in the Antilles and the European Rivieras, email Glenn by clicking here

Wimco is Altima’s PREFERRED concierge for St. Barts and the Antilles

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Village Camps Rocks Palm Beach and supports American Cancer Society

Village Camps continues to support Palm Beach charities. They once again donated a two week summer camp session in the Swiss Alps, valued at $4,000

Let’s Rock Palm Beach- A Musical Tribute to Jon Stoll benefitting the American Cancer Society will make a very fortunate youngster a happy camper! Ed Ivy, director of the world renowned Village Camps has pulled through for us again, donating a 2 week summer camp session for auction at the upcoming Gala, taking place at Mar a lago on February 6th.

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Village Camps offers a myriad of summer experiences for children and young adults. This year, Village Camps celebrates 44 years of providing an award-winning international summer camp experience for children 7 to 18 years of age. More than 200,000 Village Campers have sojourned at these residential summer camps in Switzerland, Austria, France, England, Cyprus, Singapore and the USA.

​​Each specialized program provides a valuable opportunity for youngsters to grow, learn and have fun in a multi-cultural setting where they are cared for by an experienced and well-equipped staff. Campers have an array of curriculums to choose from including Languages Programs, Leadership Training, Adventure & Sport, Film Academy, Creative Arts and much more.

visit www.villagecamps.com to view complete brochure
Click here to find out more about Let’s Rock Palm Beach Tribute to Jon Stoll

A Timeless Passion goes back to basics

by Madison MCleary

Given all the technological advances, it’s a little scary for me as I was born in to the generation that lives and breathes technology...iphones, smart TVs, self-parking cars, and now the apple watch. Now even our watches are becoming multi-taskers, and instead of only telling time they are able to respond to text messages and track our fitness!

Just recently I was introduced to Isaac Wingold, an 18 year old and an amazing entrepreneur, who believes when it comes to timeless pieces, less is best….  At the age of five, Isacc discovered a love for watches, but not just any watches. His love is for the most luxurious and unique timepieces ever created. After dedicating his young life to research watches,  he discovered the world of serious collectors– those who like him have a passion for the timeless.   Isaac’s new business…..

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For the Discerning Dad, Black River Caviar

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For the Love of Food & Wine Summer Cooking Series Returns to Palm Beach- June 18th

Bice Ristorante Chef Elmer Saravia & Maude Eaton, Culinary Personality, Owner of For the Love of Food, & Founder of South Florida Foodies are back-in-action this summer at Bice Ristorante, and everyone is invited!

For the Love of Food & Wine Summer cooking series will launch Wednesday, June 18th with a mouth-watering menu in store. The sold-out series in years past brought foodies from all of South Florida to expand their culinary expertise.

To reserve your spot visit: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=ef4nveeab&oeidk=a07e9e25kns3283cc93
Event Details:
For the Love of Food & Wine
Wednesday, June 18th
Bice Ristorante 313 1/2 Worth Avenue | Palm Beach

5:30 p.m. Welcome Cocktail + Bar Bites
1 Complimentary Prosecco or Bice Martini
6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Cooking Demonstration
Featuring 4 Exquisite Courses
Insalatina di Granchio (Crab Salad)
Paglia e Fieno Primavera (3 color pasta with Spring Vegetables)
Agnello alla Griglia Con Patate (Grilled Lamb)
Zambognone with Berries

Limited Spaces Available
$62
(Includes tax, gratuity, welcome cocktail, and four courses with wine pairing)

For more information contact office@altimacclub.com or 561 833 8283

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Via Bice Sip & Shop Summer Extravaganza Attracts Savvy Shopping Crowd

Eye of the Needle, Haberdashery, and Taglialatella Galleries welcomed neighboring boutiques and local designers to participate in their first annual Via Bice Sip and Shop Summer Extravaganza. Palm Beach shoe design icon Stubbs & Wootton, swimwear by Strong Boalt, Jewelry by Allegra Fanjul & Very Allegra,KOKO Kenya by Emily Dryer, and jewelry by Jackie Robinson were among the local designers who set up ‘side-walk’ pop ups. BICE Ristorante offered complimentary hors d’oeuvres, happy hour cocktails and preferred prices for dining.

Among the 200 savvy buyers who jumped on the opportunity to join friends, meet the designers and purchase favorite designer items at discounted prices were: Bettina Anderson, Kristina Anderson McPherson; Loy Anderson; Frances Webster Peter; Lizzi Sned, Richard and Diana Horowitz; Yelitza Karolyi; T.K. Kaytmaz; Stephen Norris; Adrianna and Paola Burger; Catherine Saxton; Candee Weitzman; Cheryl Gowdy; Pamla O’Connor; Jim Pappas; Jennifer McHenry.

“The more the merrier,” said Karen Golov, owner of Eye of the Needle “We need to do this more often. It’s a great way to spend time with our local clients and offer them something special.”

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Photo Credit: Christopher Fay