Father launches 50 mile stand-up paddleboard challenge to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis

When Piper was four years old, she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a terminal lung disease that currently does not have a cure.  CF is a genetic disorder that causes a thick buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. 

Immediately after her diagnosis Piper’s dad, Travis Suit, learned that the inhalation of salt water mist has a therapeutic effect on the lung problems associated with the disease.  Salt water helps to clear the mucus that traps bacteria, viruses and other foreign particles.    

“When we heard about the effects that salt water has on the lungs, we knew we had to get her in the ocean immediately,” said Suit. “It doesn’t cure the disease, but she doesn’t suffer nearly as much, and we’re hoping that instilling a lifelong love for the ocean will keep her alive as long as possible.”

In the summer of 2013, Travis Suit and three friends completed The Crossing for A Cure which was a stand-up paddleboard journey from the Bahamas to Florida to raise awareness of the benefits of salt air and raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Battling rough seas, a moonless night and exhaustion, the quartet completed the arduous 90 mile journey in less than 16 hours.


This upcoming Father’s Day weekend (June 17th) Travis and 30+ other paddlers will be embarking on The Crossing for A Cure 2017.  Paddlers will start in Bimini and finish in Dania Beach. Once again, all proceeds will benefit families impacted by the disease and research toward a cure for CF. 










$20 Minimum Suggested Donation


To pay at door RSVP:

561 833 8283 

(Paying at the door subject to space)  



New Proud Sponsor of Crossing For A Cure:


120% Lino gives back December 10 through December 20

Palm Beachers have long been celebrated as dog lovers.  This Holiday Season, you can shop on Worth Avenue at 120% Lino and support Big Dog Ranch Rescue. For 10 days beginning December 10,  choose from the fabulous selection of accessories and  120% Lino will contribute 10% of purchases to Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Select from beautifully hand-woven Italian handbags made from waxed cotton exclusively for 120% Lino; Italian ballerinas made from the finest Italian Leather; exquisite Italian chain necklaces and jewelry from French designer Dominique Denaive; authentic Panama Hats direct from Montecristi, and delicate linen scarves while contributing to the welfare of our four-legged friends.  Spoil your friends (and yourself) with a gift from 120% Lino and know that you are acting as Santa’s helper for dogs in need.

120% Lino is Italy’s foremost fashion brand specializing in linen for men, women and children.  Their  fashion collections which are known for an understated luxury style, are focused on just one material:  the pure linen fiber. Passion and research for the reinterpretation of this quality textile is the core of 120% Lino which offers the perfect fit for people who love sophistication and natural elegance.  Visit the store located at 333 Worth Avenue,

 Click Here to preview  the latest arrivals at 120% Lino                                                          


Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the largest no-kill dog rescue in the Southeastern U.S, began over 10 years ago as Florida Weimaraner Rescue, and in 2008 expanded to rescue all dog breeds. Since then, Big Dog Ranch Rescue has saved over 12,000 innocent dogs and puppies who would not have survived without intervention. Big Dog Ranch Rescue is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.  President and Co-Founder Lauree Simmons reminds that with their motto, “Big And Small, We Save Them All!”  

Click Here for more information or to adopt a pet from Big Dog Ranch Rescue



Just got word a friend of mine will be vacating her château in the South of France this summer, making it available for a family or individuals looking for a truly unforgettable experience. Built in 1865, Chateau Algarve, the 19th Century Italianate villa was once home to  His Imperial Highness Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaievich, the first cousin of the Russian Tsar and Commander of the Russian Army.  Situated on the west side of the Cap, only minutes away from Juan-les-Pins and the famed Hotel du Cap & Eden Roc, the château commands the best sea view of the Iles de Lerins and Cannes. 

Palatial, majestic, romantic, serene, comfortable are just a few of the words used to describe this magnificent dream of a place. Elegantly appointed with rich fabrics, gorgeous boiserie, splendid reception rooms, lush gardens and a pergola render Algarve the perfect setting for entertaining large or small, indoors or out, corporate or private or as an intimate escape for family and friends.  Either way, the experience will be a memorable one….

The Chateau is available for rent for minimum of one week during July and August at 15,000 Euros per week; September at Euros 11,250.  To view more pictures visit www.chateaualgarve.com 

As if the International Polo Club Social Scene wasn’t seductive enough with the overflowing  glasses of champagne, chic and colorful fashion flooding the field during the divot stomp, and the talented players and horses…a new attraction just rolled up. This time in the shape of a luxury 1964 vintage, red double decker bus, officially known as the Coco Polo Lounge. Sponsored by Seminole Coconut Creek CasinoJosh Sagman & Associates, and Aaron’s Catering of the Palm Beaches, the VIP experience is limited to 50 seats every Sunday from January until April.


For $225 per person ($245 during March and April), guests receive early entry with a champagne welcome, preferred seating, a custom charcuterie board, complimentary valet, unparalleled service at the International Polo Club Pavilion Brunch, and a Swag Bag with products and gift certificates from Worth Avenue retailers, NYY Steak, and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. Attending as a couple? Coco Polo has a complimentary bottle of Veuve Clicquot waiting for you!

XX, Josh Sagman, and Vanilla Ice at IPC Coco Polo Lounge


Tickets available at internationalpoloclub.ticketleap.com
or please call 561-792-9292 for parties of six or more.
Photos taken by LILA Photo.
Nicole Mellon Henley, Photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

In less than two weeks, the curtain is set to rise on one of the signature events in the Caribbean, New Years in St Barths. This chic yet laid back emerald isle plays host to extraordinary people, having extraordinary experiences. Preferred partner WIMCO Villas represents the finest portfolio of villas on the island. The WIMCO team was awarded “Best Quality of Villas” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel Weekly’s 2015 Magellan Award for excellence in vacation rentals and concierge services. Its concierge team can open any door, and secure any reservation for its clients.

“This trip we stayed in a WIMCO Villa. Their concierge service is unparalleled and staying in a home gives you a certain freedom to get out, get lost, and explore the island on your own,” said Nicole Hanley Mellon who was recently featured in Quest Magazine for her HANLEY’S Resort 2016 Collection. Read More here: http://questmag.com/blog/paradise-found-st-bart.

Nicole Mellon Henley, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Top Five WIMCO villas still available for New Years in St Barths:

Villa WV ECO in Gouverneur, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=903688
Villa WV VUE in Columbier, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=902707
Villa WV DUN in Saline, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=903451
Villa WV BOW in Lorient, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=905220
Villa WV ATP in Lurin, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/villa.aspx?pid=905375

View All Villas, http://publicbeta.wimco.com/villas/searchholiday.aspx?hol=xms&did=487&sdid=0&br=0&pr=0&so=0&ch=False&pl=False&be=False

WIMCO’s seasoned Villa Specialists are ready to help Altima subscribers find the right villa, advise on best flight options,  book any on-island services, and  provide 24-7 concierge service during your stay.

Contact Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com or call 561-833-8283 for more information.

Nicole Mellon Henley, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine


Nicole Mellon Henley in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine

Nicole Hanley Mellon in St Barths, photographed by Cristina Macaya for Quest Magazine



Hakkasan Nightclub Las Vegas, InList Feature

Hakkasan Nightclub Las Vegas, InList Feature

If you are still frantically trying to figure out how you will celebrate New Years Eve, you can relax now. Why? Because there is an app for that.

Our partnership with InList, has us covered for the biggest and most exciting parties of the year—whether you’re in St. Barths, South Beach or Sydney. InList, the members-only mobile application for discovering and booking curated nightlife and special events is in over 45 cities around the world. Book any type of NYE event from a black tie bacchanal to a VIP table at a chic nightclub.


InList App, Altima Offer

As a holiday gift from InList, they have offered Altima subscribers a $100 INLIST credit that is eligible to be applied towards any New Years VIP Table Reservation at any of their partner venues worldwide. If you are not already a VIP INLIST member, please follow the easy instructions below to receive immediate VIP pre-approved status.

Here is how simple it is: First make sure you download the APP on your phone at www.inlist.com . Request VIP membership with code ALTIMANEWYEARS.  Then simply locate your preferred city, select your favorite New Year’s Eve event in the app, and choose how you want to celebrate 2016. Make sure to contact your personal InList Representative in the app to obtain your credit. We look forward to helping you plan the best New Years yet! Cheers and Happy New Year!
Contact Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com for more information.


Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

Loy Anderson, Kristina & Brad McPherson, Bettina Anderson, Kent Anderson

When you “Buy-In” to the Paradise Casino Palm Beach, you are betting on a night for the books. Elegant gowns, snazzy suits, and fancy cars will invade the Flagler Museum on Friday, November 27th, 2015. The who’s who of Palm Beach and New York patronize the growing event each year. As the Sun Sentinel put it last year,

“Truly unique and unlike any other party or fundraiser coming up this season.” 

The event is hosted by the founders of The Paradise Fund to raise funds for their philanthropic endeavors focused on children in desperate need. The event targets the new generation of young professionals in support of making an impact on the ongoing political, environmental, health, educational and social problems being faced by children around the world today.

What to expect:

-MORE gaming tables. Blackjack, craps, roulette… Use your winnings to purchase tickets which enters you into a raffle to win prizes that won’t disappoint. We are talking Tuscan Wine Experiences, a ONE-OF-A-KIND Salvatore Ferragamo handbag, and Fashion Week in Milan VIP Package for 2.
-Live music
-Exotic drinks

-Exquisite hour d’ouerves

Paradise Casino has been graciously sponsored by Inger Anderson, The Fanjul Family, Florida Crystals, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Rocco’s Tacos, Arvo Katajisto, Vivify, Brooks Bishop, James Held & Kenn Karakul, and Island Company.

Ticket Prices

$250 Regular “Buy-Ins”
Regular “buy-in” guests will join at 8pm and the gaming tables will be open.

$500 VIP tickets
VIP guests will enjoy a private VIP reception with The Paradise Fund team and event Sponsors from 7pm to 8pm.

Click Here to Buy-In

Twitter @TheParadiseFund
Instagram @TheParadiseFund

Click Here to view a video of Paradise Casino 2013…

By Eileen Louissaint, Altima Contributing Writer

What was your greatest experience as a child? Was it a vacation your parents took you on? Maybe it was when you met your lifelong friend during recess? Did you have a teacher who inspired you to become what you are today? I am sure you have shared endless childhood stories with your children. It is time for your them to start making memories of their own…

Institut Le Rosey is known for bringing excellence in education and life experiences for the past 135 years. Does a 2-week Winter Camp filled with the breath-taking natural beauty of Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps, endless indoor and outdoor adventures and a group of inspiring mentors sound like a blast to you? Sorry parents, but we are talking to the kids! (You are invited to live vicariously through them, of course.)

A Rosean is an active, curious and ambitious individual with the motivation to follow a holistic education.

Institut Le Rosey

Institut Le Rosey

The exclusive camp only accepts 50 students and focuses in the development of self-confidence.   The program which is made up of sports, activities, workshops and excursions, will be led by a team of 7 counselors who have been with Le Rosey and the Rosey Summer Camps for at least 5 years. There is a Camp Director, a Head of Excursions, a Head of Sports, a Head of Boarding, a Nurse, an Arts teacher, Public Speaking teacher and 5 more supporting teachers who are there to ensure your child makes the most out of this experience!


Interested in this opportunity for your child? Contact Maribel@altimapalmbeach.com or 561-833-8283