Winter Chefs Series

Join Palm Beach Daily New food writer, Roberta Sabban, for a series of lectures and lunch programs at three award-winning Palm Beach Restaurants. This educational program is designed to introduce participants to south Florida’s top purveyors. A combination of the longest growing season in the continental United States and a well-traveled dining public will keep the island’s culinary world on its toes.

These lunches are designed to take participants behind-the-scenes to meet the chefs and top local, family-owned wholesalers for a lively, interactive discussion on the latest trends and the constant quest for the finest quality products.

Each program will be followed by a three-course lunch. Reservations are required. Meet at the restaurants. $125 per luncheon.

February 12 – Chez Jean Pierre – Seafood and Produce
Chez Jean-Pierre with David and executive chef, Guillaume Leverrier, Anthony Scalisi, Scalisi Produce and Steve Gyland of Cod & Capers Seafood.

March 12 – Meat Market – Beef and Veal
Join executive chef, Sean Brasel and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.

April 9 – Renato’s -The fairest Fowl with the King of the Coop
With executive chef Javiar Sanchez and Scott Sechler, owner Bell & Evans and Douglas Bush, Bush Brothers Provisions Company.

Reservations are required. For tickets or more information contact: The Society of the Four Arts, 240 Coconut Row, Palm Beach – box office or call  561.805.8562.

 

Adelson CavalierA Merger of Experience & Artistic Vision

Seeking to expand their presence beyond the Northeast, two top gallerists, Adam Adelson of Adelson Galleries— New York and Boston, and Ron Cavalier of Cavalier Galleries with locations in Greenwich, Nantucket and New York, have partnered and in November, they jointly opened a new gallery, Adelson Cavalier, at 318 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.

Over the past five years, Adelson and Cavalier have enjoyed a productive business relationship as colleagues, and their shared ethos made a joint venture seem like a logical next step.  Each have a  love for American masters, and 85 years of combined professional experience and expertise in the fields of Impressionism, Realism, Modernism, and Contemporary Art-including large-scale outdoor sculpture.

The new venue, Adelson Cavalier Galleries is a bi-level space that occupies 3,400 square feet, and is tailor-made for the changing exhibitions that will be curated primarily by Adelson, which will highlight emerging and established Contemporary artists, as well as historically significant artworks by 19th and 20th Century masters.

Adelson Cavalier Galleries Exhibits

Currently on exhibit are Federico Uribe’s whimsical and magical constructed sculptures; Frank Corso‘s recent paintings of South Florida landscapes are exhibited in the gallery’s salon. In the mezzanine gallery, visitors will see recent works by the internationally acclaimed American artist, Eric Fischl.  The exhibition incudes cast glass sculpture, Pinned Mylar prints, and original works.

Federico Uribe

Horse, 2016, Bullet shells, 126 x 83 x 34 inches.      (Federico Uribe at the opening of his recent exhibition “WOW at Adelson Cavalier Galleries)

Click here to see photos of recent openings and personal appearances by Federico Uribe and Frank Corso

Current and upcoming exhibitions include:
ERIC FISCHL (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 3, 2019
FRANK CORSO (SALON) /JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 10, 2019
HANS HOFMANN (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /FEBRUARY 8 – FEBRUARY 27, 2019
ANDREW AND JAMIE WYETH (SALON) /FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 5, 2019
AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM (MEZZANINE GALLERY) /MARCH 1 –31, 2019

Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 10AM- 6PM, Thursday through Saturday, 10AM – 8PM, and by appointment.
ADELSON CAVALIER GALLERIES
318 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561. 720.2079
www.adelsoncavalier.com

Groundbreaking contemporary works by Brendan Murphy and Mr. Brainwash are among the highlights at the prestigious and much anticipated ‘tent site’ art fair

By Brandy Billinghurst

South Florida art enthusiasts recovering from their annual Art Basel come downs, have another weekend to absorb some of the planet’s best contemporary art–courtesy of Art Miami. This time, it’s the 3rd edition of Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, a world class fair poised for a breakout year in 2019.  Palm Beach’s Contessa Gallery, still glowing from a fabulously successful exhibit during Art Basel, will feature works from renowned artists Mr. Brainwash, Hijack, Maria Svarbova, Daniele Sigalot, and Cayla Birk, as well as the world premiere of Brendan Murphy’s latest sculpture series.

Brendan Murphy, War and Peace Series: Warrior 1 Pose

Brendan Murphy’s most recent works are the result of a pivotal period of personal stress and hardship, namely, the destruction of his Malibu neighborhood caused by devastating wildfires. Artists often produce their most poignant work during dark times, and Murphy’s “War & Peace Series” (pictured above) are no exception. Created using an exclusive process which generates a vibrant chrome-based painted finish, the series of large-scale soldiers in yoga poses garnered national attention when premiered at Art Miami 2018. New “War & Peace Series” poses will be debuted at Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019. Do not miss!

Mr. Brainwash, Believe in Magic

Brendan Murphy, Lightning

Following up another blockbuster solo exhibition at Art Miami 2018, Contessa Gallery will bring the electrifying works of Mr. Brainwash to West Palm Beach. This brilliant artist with roots in the world of street art was eventually introduced to Bansky, arguably the most famous street artist alive, and has continued to blaze a path of artistic experimentation throughout his career. This year, the gallery will showcase his new paintings consisting of neon light bulbs, paper collages, and fiberglass, as well as his newest broken vinyl record collages which give both material and subject a new life by, “making singers live forever with what they sold.”

Hijack, Balloon Head

For more detailed information about the artists or gallery, which will remain open during the week of the art fair, please visit www.contessagallery.com or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email at art@contessagallery.com.

Learn more about Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2019 at https://www.artpbfair.com/

 

Tortoiseshell: A Timeless Trend

From bags to shoes to glasses, tortoise shell is seemingly everywhere, and I’m not complaining. Especially after finally finding its way into my personal jewelry collection! I recently popped into one of my favorite shops, Sequin, on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach and couldn’t resist these faux tortoise shell earrings. Not only are they made to look like the coveted tortoise shell, they also have coral colored gems which accentuate the tortoise shell design. What girl doesn’t want to mimic Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn, who sported the timeless black and brown spots on a variety of their accessories, right? And the best part—they are super lightweight so they can be worn comfortably all day long!

A rule of thumb for seamless inclusion into your wardrobe: simply consider tortoise shell a neutral. A maximalist neutral that will be sure to catch everyone’s eye!

Finding Your Own Sunshine with Vivre Couture

Hand painted artwork worthy of a gallery exhibition? Lusciously tropical garments guaranteed to turn heads at any of life’s premier moments? Yes, please! Vivre Couture, a partnership between designer Kristen Alyce and artists from around the world, fuses the highest quality elements of art, design, and construction into their hyper-inspired line of wearables. Their line, which includes apparel for men and women as well as accessories including handbags, bow ties, luggage tags, shoes, cardholders, and belts represents the best of the Palm Beach experience and happens to be my latest obsession. vivre couture

What sets Vivre Couture and their “wall to wardrobe” concept apart is this team’s unmatched commitment to advance the meeting of fine art and couture fashion. Each item is carefully crafted with fine canvas and linen, then hand painted with thick bodied acrylic paints. Gowns and cocktail attire are created with in-home custom fittings and require between 24-80 hours of hands-on attention to include  designer, seamstress, and artist. Take a look for yourself at https://vivrecouture.com.

PapiChulo Tacos, bringing flavor to Jupiter

To me, the best food is the freshest with the fewest ingredients. Simple enough, right? This brings me to everyone’s favorite Tuesday night fare–the taco. Everyone is sure to have an opinion on where to find the best of this deceptively simple dish. This is where I return to my “freshest and fewest” philosophy. To be sure, there are plenty of taco spots that I happily visit to satisfy my cravings, but there can be only one spot I call the best!

Papichulo Tacos Palm BeachFortunately, I have found my personal El Dorado, courtesy of the cozy and authentic PapiChulo Tacos. Recently opened, and nestled near the Jupiter Lighthouse, the eatery attracted me with its creative cocktails and menu promising authentic Mexican-style street food. Homemade tortillas? Check. Mexican Shrimp Ceviche? Of course. Housemade Sangria? Yes, please!

And yes, I had the perfectly prepared street corn smothered gloriously in chipotle mayo, along with the quesadilla stuffed with cheese straight from Oaxaca. So many salivating choices on my path to the main event. For my first visit, I tried Carne Asada, Pollo, and Repollitos (crispy brussel sprouts with secret sauce and queso frecso, YUM!). Each was to die for in their own unique way, but I’m wondering what it would take to get a bottle of the chimichurri sauce! Hands down, dare I say, best tacos I have had in Palm Beach County. I plan on returning ASAP to taste what I could not manage to order before being rolled out. Get a peek at their menu and specials here: https://www.papichulotacos.com/menu. Tell them Brandy sent you!

 

Siamak Hariri’s aesthetic reverence and deep respect for sacred spaces results in works of enduring value

It was only natural that award-winning Canadian builder and developer Great Gulf would partner with world renowned architect Siamak Hariri for the design of its first luxury condominium in Florida, La Clara, slated for completion 2021.  Great Gulf is a vertically integrated firm in business since 1975 and has 18 projects under construction in North America; this is its first foray into Florida. Hariri is internationally renowned and feted with 60 major architectural awards.

Among Siamak Harari’s most notable masterpieces is the Bahá’í Temple of South America  which he discussed on a TED talk, receiving over 1.8 million views on line. A graduate of Yale School of Architecture, Hariri, age 53, has in his own words, a “profound interest in light, form, site, material, and craft.”  In 2003, Siamak answered an open call for the design of the first Bahá’í Temple in South America, a continental temple, an extraordinary milestone for the Bahá’í community. Siamak needed to create a circular sacred space, with 9 sides, 9 entrances and 9 paths to the temple from all directions welcoming people from all faiths and background. With no models to draw from, he asked himself “how do you design sacred space today?  How do you define what’s sacred today?” He found his answer in Bahá’í quote which led him to illumination from within.  See his TED Talk presentation below.

Siamak Hariri focused on illumination — from the temple’s form, which captures the movement of the sun throughout the day, to the iridescent, luminous stone and glass used to construct it. This same illumination and is the inspiration behind Harari’s design of La Clara.

La Clara– Blending sacred space with community

Like all great communities, La Clara offers the perfect balance between privacy and surroundings.; clarity and luxury.  Light, sacred space, clarity and community are evident throughout:  La Clara’s deep private balconies face south-east toward the water and over-sized windows are throughout the residences.  The flowing spatial interiors, are carried throughout the entertainment room, fitness center and all common areas.   Outdoor amenities include swimming pool with cabanas and a dining area.

“La Clara takes great advantage of Hariri’s vision and talent, particularly with regard to the light and vistas in each unit. Great Gulf has supported his vision wholeheartedly, and it has committed to launch as a good neighbor in our community,” said Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales for La Clara.

 

La Clara

Residence Private Balcony

For more information, please visit La Clara or email sales@laclarapalmbeach.com

Tel 561.898.2171

 

 

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 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

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.

Stubbs and Wootton keeps up the Merry Pace

By Maribel Alvarez

So for us avid Stubbs collectors, this is the one pair we have to add to our collection.  A no-brainer!  You don’t have to don an ugly red sweater to show you are in on the Christmas spirit, slip on these Holiday Stubbs and keep your merry spirit chic!

As far as I can remember, last minute shopping always became a problem for me. Trying to find the personal gift with so little time.  But then my daughter would remind me “Go Stubbs!” I found I would save myself a last minute anxiety attack by asking the question “Is there anyone on my list who wouldn’t LOVE a pair of Stubbs to add to their collection?”  If so, I haven’t met that person yet…

A Family Affair 

I adopted Stubbs as the treat I would offer myself for years to come. My family followed suit.   My children grew up respecting the brand so much the palm tree needlework embroidery became my daughter’s choice for her groom and wedding party at her St. Barth’s wedding; the velvet slippers were my son’s choice for his black tie ensemble and my late boyfriend joined all the men in my family requesting ‘a new pair of Stubbs’ every holiday.

Personalized Gifting

The beauty about this ever so chic timeless gift is you don’t have to special order a ‘theme’.  The perfect theme is probably there, but if you do want to customize, you can do that too!

 

 

The Holiday Slippers are a no-brainer for the partying friend.

Call 561.655.6857 for personal assistance

or visit

https://stubbsandwootton.com

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