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

The shops at Via Bice Present the Premiere Summer Sale Event of the season on Thursday, May 29th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Stroll Worth Avenue’s Via Bice after hours while enjoying specialty cocktails & complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Bice Ristorante.

Participating boutiques include Eye of the Needle, Taglialatella Galleries, and Haberdashery. The shopping event features major summer markdowns, Fall/winter collection previews, and happy hour drink prices. Via Bice Summer Sip & Shop attendees will receive 25% off their dinner.

Special trunk show appearances by popular fashion brands: Stubbs & Wootton, Jewelry by Allegra Fanjul, Jackie Robinson, Strong Boalt Swimwear, and Koko Kenya.

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/323776974439096/

-From the desk of Hank B. Siegel Click here to view pictures from Hamilton Jewelers events

I’m often asked what my favorite gemstone is, and while it’s a difficult choice, a stunning emerald will win my attention every time. In addition to a history rich in lore and legend, the emerald is a brilliant choice to usher in the spring season. Its color reflects new growth, which makes it the perfect choice of a birthstone for the month of May.

It’s also the gemstone for twentieth and thirty-fifth wedding anniversaries. Clearly, the emerald is abundant in tradition and heritage. We continue to be inspired by this vivid gemstone to create distinctive jewelry such as this suite.

Stunning ring and matching earrings, crafted in 18k white gold. A design reminiscent of the Art Deco period, yet modern for today’s style, this set showcases brilliant emerald-cut emerald center gemstones, surrounded by round emeralds and diamonds. The ring also features vivid emeralds down the sides for a truly distinctive look. Earrings are available for $12,950 and the ring is $12,250.

The most desirable emerald colors are bluish green to pure green, with vivid color saturation. Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word for green, “smaragdus.” The color green is known to relieve stress and eye strain.

There are other green gems, like tourmaline and peridot, but emerald is the one that’s always associated with the lushest landscapes and the richest greens. Ireland is the Emerald Isle. Seattle, is the Emerald City. Thailand’s most sacred religious icon is called the Emerald Buddha, even though it’s carved from green jadeite.

There is much legend associated with emerald. Emerald was once believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria. Wearing an emerald was believed to reveal the truth or falseness of a lover’s oath as well as make one an eloquent speaker. Legend also states that emerald was one of the four precious stones given by God to King Solomon.

Town & Country Magazine announced that Hamilton Jewelers has been named to The List: America’s Leading Independent Jewelers in 2014 for the 2nd consecutive year.

Hamilton Jewelers joins the prestigious group of Town & Country Leading Independent Jewelers, the best jewelry and watch retail stores in America, selected for their distinguished service and fine collections. The complete list will be featured in Town & Country’s June/July issue, which hits newsstands May 20.

“As the authority on fine jewelry and timepieces,Town & Country is dedicated to bringing readers the absolute best resources in this all-important category,” said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher/chief revenue officer of Town & Country. “T&C’s Leading Independent Jewelers are synonymous with the impeccable style and service that our audience demands. We are proud to welcome Hamilton Jewelers to the country’s top tier of jewelry and watch retailers.”

www.hamiltonjewelers.com

The growing practices of ethical shopping has helped raise awareness for many social and environmental causes around the globe. Same Sky is an organization which provides the resources for impoverished women to realize their talents and contribute to their communities through their work.

The Same Sky jewelry collection includes bracelets, necklaces, and earrings- all of which symbolize empowerment. The brand has sold over 45,000 pieces since its launch in 2008. Same Sky’s fan-base includes celebrities such as Halle Berry, Ben Affleck, Katie Couric, Hillary Clinton and more.

Francine LeFrak + Rick Friedberg, Leila Heller Gallery, Muna Rihani + H.E. Nassir Al-Nasser, and DeWitt Stern invite you for a trunk show featuring jewelry by Same Sky.

Enjoy art, cocktails and ethical shopping on Monday, May 19th from 6-8pm at Leila Heller Gallery (43 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan) RSVP@SAMESKY.COM

While Mothers universally say on Mother’s Day, they only want your love; this year show your appreciation with a gift of traditional luxury- the taste of Black River Caviar. When she claims you shouldn’t have, just ask her to share!

To visit Black River Caviar’s specials with preferred pricing on sampler packages, Click Here. Complimentary gift wrapping if ordered by Thursday, May 8th. All orders over $200 Receive complimentary shipping.

For assistance or to personalize your order, contact (970) 547 1542 or info@blackrivercaviar.com

Featured: “Harcourt Abysse Caviar Server” by Baccarat
As seen at the Mary Mahoney Store336 Worth Ave, Palm Beach (561) 655 8288

Be sure to check out the blog for more gift ideas, recipes and tips on how to serve Black River Caviar. Visit www.blackrivercaviar.com/blog/

Startup Palm Beach LLC presents Locals Only, a trunk show featuring local fashion and art on May 8th from 12-7:30 p.m.

The event features rising brands including Very Allegra by Allegra Fanjul, Rory MacKay Personalized Pet Stationary, BandaBags by Brianna Raich, KoKo Kenya, Harley Barton and more. Refreshments will be provided by downtown hot spot, Field of Greens.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/241967152676069/

Palm Beach Day Academy third-grader, Rafe Cochran is more than just your average student. He is also a golfer looking to make the world a better place by using his special talents.

Rafe participates in international and stateside golf tournaments. Inspired by the charitable efforts of his supportive parents, John a professional race car driver and Diahann a fashion designer, Rafe has raised thousands of dollars using his talents to help Food For the Poor build homes for families in Haiti.

To read more about Rafe’s mission to help Haiti, follow this link to CBS 12 News:

http://www.cbs12.com/community/features/extraordinary-people/stories/vid_92.shtml

The Silver Fund, who recently inaugurated their flagship gallery-style boutique at 330 Worth Avenue, joined neighboring galleries and interior designers to launch what is to be the first of many ‘Art and Design on Worth’ events. Over 250 guests attended the private launch, which took place Friday, April 25th, during a by-invitation progressive reception. Arcature Fine Art, Holden Luntz Gallery, Mary Mahoney, William R Eubanks and Pascale Duwat Interiors offered guests culinary delights such as Black River Caviar on potato blinis; prune stuffed with Foie Gras, lobster tartelettes, imported gourmet cheeses and a Crepes Suzette station.

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Other highlights include a personal appearance by John Loring, author and Design Director Emeritus at Tiffany & Co; book-signing by Campion Platt, renowned interior designer and author; as well as a preview of Aston Martin’s home collection as well as a display of their latest automobiles. Notable guests included Kathryn Vecellio; Susan Lloyd; Terry Allen Kramer; Wyatt Koch; Jean Tailer; Anka Palitz; Margie and Ed Allinson; Denise and Bill Meyer; Joel Pashcow; Jim Pappas; William Diamond and Regine Traulsen; Cheryl and Gerri Gowdy; Princess and Prince Michel de Bourbon-Parme; Countess Diane de la Begassière; Hashem Khosrovani; Lars Bolander; Lord and Lady Lewington; Marina Zangrilli; Tatiana Platt; Ross Meltzer and Victor Figueredo.

The Silver Fund’s British team, spearheaded by owner Michael James, has not only complemented this particular block’s treasure troves by introducing an exceptional collection of 20th century silver and design, but has also imported his determination to identify the 300 block of Worth Avenue as a destination for those seeking the best in art and design. “During our participation in various art fairs in Palm Beach during the past 17 years, we were waiting for the right space to launch our flagship store. The 300 Block of Worth Avenue was the perfect answer! This art and design block features shops ‘unique to Palm Beach’: all one-of-a-kind shops, full of items curated by the owners themselves. Clients delight in the experience of taking home something special as each shop is an expression of the owners’ unique tastes.” says Michael James.

“I was excited to hear The Silver Fund would be our neighbors. They have the finest reputation and exquisite pieces. Most importantly, after I met Michael and his team, and experienced their warm hospitality, sense of humor, and vision for our block, I was truly delighted! They are a perfect addition to our block and we look forward to working with them. We look forward to participating in Art and Design block events next season,” says Mary Mahoney.

Palm Beach Daily News Business Editor, Robert Janjigian, heard that Palm Beacher Jim Pappas is not interested in caviar but he is however, intrigued by Black River Caviar. So much so that he round up a group of local investors to put half a million dollars towards the increasingly popular caviar brand heavily consumed by the world’s elite and influential. Follow the link below to read the article in which Pappas shares why he is exclusively a fan of Black River Caviar…

Palm Beacher has taste for ‘great potential’ of Black River Caviar