Presented by Duckhorn Vineyards and Meat Market Palm Beach

On Wednesday, April 24th Meat Market Palm Beach will host a private wine dinner to benefit The Pap Corps featuring Duckhorn Vineyards. The evening will feature a seasonally prepared 4-course dinner thoughtfully created by Executive Chef Sean Brasel. Each delectable course will be paired with a dynamic glass of Duckhorn wine carefully chosen by Sommelier Jonathan Negrin to complement the meal. The evening begins with a VIP Champagne reception at 6:30 pm followed by an exquisite dinner in the main dining room at 7:00 pm. Tickets to the wine dinner begin at $180 per person.

 

 

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Duckhorn-wine-dinner-invitation

 

About The Pap Corps

The Pap Corps Champions for Cancer Research is one of the largest and oldest volunteer fundraising organizations in South Florida with 53 chapters and over 22,000 members all dedicated to supporting research for all types of cancer. The Pap Corps’ mission is to enable and support through the funds we raise, the vital research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For more information or to obtain tickets call Michelle Jaminet at 561.346.0444.

Human Puppy Mill in existence in the United States

Upon hearing the plight of so many young men, women and children trapped as modern day slaves Diana Davis felt compelled to create a film calling attention to the victims. Using her film as a fundraising tool to rescue the survivors, and fight modern day slavery, MoviesMakingADifference was born.

“When I found that no one was doing anything about this wide-spread atrocity in our own country, where so-called “church” elders were claiming young girls as their wives in order to have them give birth to as many babies as possible. The boys would be used for child labor and the girls would be human puppy mills. I was horrified that they could get away with this by calling it a ‘religion’. Then when I started meeting these amazing survivors, I couldn’t just make a movie to raise awareness and leave them to fend for themselves. So I created the 501c3 to use proceeds from the film along with private donations to directly help these heroic people out of their horrific circumstances,”said Diana Davis.

With their first feature film “Cathedral Canyon”, winner of the “Audience Choice for Best Feature Film”, at the Palm Beach Film Festival 2014, the team shed light on the plight of the child brides from these current day polygamist sects who have little resources to escape.

Because of the generosity of viewers that were outraged by what they saw, they found homes and vocational training opportunities for the escaped “Child Brides” and “Lost Boys”, (teenage boys as young as 12 tossed aside by the elders when seen as competition). They have assisted over 50 young women, men and children and many have now joined our organization to give back and help others like themselves.

Their co-founder Chip Williams, of Lake Worth, FL a Certified Addictions Professional and Recovery Support Specialist, opened his home as a ‘Safe House’ welcoming those in need on a temporary basis who are in immediate danger, until proper treatment is found, most often at Faith Farm in Boynton Beach, Fern House in WPB or PAX Campus in Lake Worth, FL. He has traveled to Colorado City and such places to educate and give counseling for drug and alcohol which so many turn to as a means of escape.

Please join
Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis

Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

$75 in Advance, $100 at Door.

Click here to Register

Palm Beach Philanthropists and Hollywood stars participate in upcoming film ‘Cult Cartel’.

MoviesMakingADifference is currently in post-production of their next feature film “Cult Cartel”, exposing even more than they were able to present in their award winning “Cathedral Canyon”. Filming started in and around Palm Beach last March and included many of their local supporters. They also filmed in the actual town of Colorado City, (home of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs that is doing life in a TX prison for crimes against underage girls) to shoot the majority of the film with the blessing of the townspeople. They also employed many of the actual survivors behind and in front of the camera, giving them an outlet to express themselves and tell their stories with the care and support of those of us that love them and brought $25,000 into the destitute community of Colorado City where the average annual income is $6,228.

The film stars Donny Most (Happy Days) and Jud Tylor (That 70s Show and Charlie Wilson’s War), Winsor Harmon (The Bold & The Beautiful) and Young Barlow (real life survivor of Warren Jeffs brutal regime, excommunicated at age 14 to the streets of Las Vegas). Executive Producers are Conrad N. Hilton III and Julia Rosengren.

To learn more about MoviesMakingaDifference, please join:

Debra Tomlin, Theresa Gaugler, Xiomi Penn and Diana Davis
Sunday January 27, 2019 6-8 PM at Contessa Gallery.
Catering by Maven; Entertainment by DJ Lex

Bid on original oil painting designed by acclaimed NY artist Hakob Hakobyan specifically for MoviesMakingADifference to support survivors of child Slavery, Child Labor, Child Marriage and Trafficking in the US & Canada.
(painting featured below)

Donation $75 Please Click Here to Register

 

 

 

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.

Celebrity-studded event benefits The American Cancer Society November 14th

Jack and Barbara Nicklaus will be the guests of honor at its 50th Annual 19th Hole Club event on November 14, 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will be held on The Breakers garden-like Front Lawn in a lush, tropical setting.

Started in 1968 with Jack Nicklaus, Julius Boros, Bob Hope and Perry Como, the annual event has been hosted by more than 80 different professional golfers and other celebrities with the aim of raising funds for cancer research, education and service. Over the past fifty years, the program has included exhibition golf matches, luncheons and clinics. It’s now celebrated with an evening social soirée and recognized as one of Palm Beach’s “must attend” affairs.

Jack Nicklaus“Barbara and I are honored to be a part of the 19th Hole Club’s five decades since we first became involved in this special cancer-fighting initiative,” said Nicklaus. “Like so many others, we have been touched by cancer and we are hopeful for the day that we can end the pain and suffering of cancer.”

Arlette Gordon, chairman of the American Cancer Society’s Palm Beach Board of Trustees commented, “We’re thrilled to have the “Golden Bear” returning with his wife Barbara as our Guests of Honor this year as we celebrate the event’s golden anniversary. Jack and Barbara have been dedicated and generous partners in the fight against cancer since Jack first help launch the event in 1968.  We’re looking forward to honoring them this year for their continued support in the fight against cancer.”

In addition to Arlette Gordon, the event’s Host Committee includes Cindy Cerone, Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, Toby Hartz, Homer Marshman, Jr., Tom Quick, Renee and Donald Scott, and Cory Valentine.

The 2018 19th Hole Club is presented by Addison Hines Charitable Trust and will feature elaborate food stations, a glow-in-the-dark putting contest, chipping contest and a remote-controlled car ‘driving’ contest.  Event corporate partners include NetJets, Braman MotorcarsHamilton Jewelers and Meat Market restaurants.

The 19th Hole Club raises money through memberships, which start at $1,500. Memberships include participation in the November 14 event and all other members-only events throughout the year.  A limited amount of $100 gift certificates to Meat Market Palm Beach are available for those purchasing tickets before September 15.

For more information about the event contact Michelle Jaminet at American Cancer Society (telephone 561.655.3449; email michelle.jaminet@cancer.org) or visit www.19thHoleClub.com.

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!

 

FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL RED SNEAKERS DAY CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD

Sunday, May 20th, 2018, marked the first annual International Red Sneakers Day, with people donning red sneakers and raising awareness about food allergies all over the world. Capitalizing on Food Allergy Awareness Month celebrated during the month of May, Red Sneakers for Oakley succeeded in accelerating the growth of their movement and strengthening their message about the dangers of food allergies by declaring an international day: One day when the simple, yet vivid, symbol of red sneakers is leveraged to underscore the magnitude of the problems facing people with food allergies all over the world.

Supporters across multiple continents participated in the day by wearing their red sneakers, sending messages of support, and posting photos on the Internet. Messages were received from as far away as Russia, Japan, South Africa, and Guam, and photos were posted on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #internationalredsneakersday. The hashtag trended widely on May 20th, with unique posts, reposts and shares achieving an astounding reach of more than 2.5 million people.

Red Sneakers for Oakley celebrated the conclusion of the inaugural International Red Sneakers Day at Meat Market Palm Beach. More than 100 supporters from Palm Beach attended the event wearing red sneakers. Host Merrill Debbs spoke of the organization’s efforts to expand their reach even further through alliances with other prominent food allergy organizations such as Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), End Allergies Together (EAT), and more. “Our goal is to work together,leveraging our different networks and unique constituencies to build a stronger front to keep people safe from fatal food allergy reactions known as anaphylaxis,” said Debbs.

Donors included Emilio Pucci, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Aristokids, Lori Jayne Monogramming, Starbucks, Private Cask Imports/Sophia and Manny Burnichon, among others. Meat Market graciously hosted the event, and donated 10% of dining proceeds from attendees who stayed for dinner after the event. The video above was courtesy of Alberto Alvarez.  Photos courtesy of Nick Mele

For more information, please visit redsneakers.org or email redsneakersforoakley@gmail.com.

Click here to view photos by Nick Mele 

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On April 24, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted a gathering at the Contessa Gallery on 247 Worth Avenue. The occasion for the gathering, which brought awareness to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, was a celebration of the “mid-way” point of the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year award. The mid way point of the Man & Woman of the Year celebration followed a fashion-styling session for the campaign candidates. The candidates were treated to couture styling courtesy of Brioni and Emilio Pucci. With professional and tasteful styling by Brioni and Emilio Pucci, the candidates were ready for their spotlight in front of the camera. Final touches to hair and makeup were provided by the prestigious Woody Michleb Beauty Salon.  Finally, to add the finishing touch, Salon Owner, Amy Michleb, herself, added her special high fashion expertise to bring out the best of the candidates in front of the camera. The Salon recently participated in the styling of professional runway models for the new Dolce&Gabbana Design District boutique in Miami.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Brioni and Emilio Pucci styled candidates receiving makeup touchup by Woody Michleb Beauty Salon

2018 Man & Woman of the Year

The Mid-Way Celebration recognized the progress being made in this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ten-week campaign.  Twenty candidates were selected for their community service and dedication to finding a cure. The candidates who raise the most money will win the local title and go on to compete for national honors. Last year, the Man & Woman of the Year campaign raised almost $1.3 million for blood cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy. This year’s fundraising includes a big push on Social Media by the individual candidates which is why the professionally styled photos are an important element.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Man of the Year candidates and Brioni Team

Click here to view after party at Contessa Gallery

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Candidates include:

Eduardo Balbis, Jupiter – Accenture
Katie Bullard, West Palm Beach – Barry University
Eric Caserta, Palm Beach Gardens – Cheney Brothers, Inc.
Jason DelGrosso, Boynton Beach – Hilton Garden Inn/Kolter Hospitality
Marcio Dias, West Palm Beach – Sterling Real Estate Group
Will Fuchs, Boca Raton – XPE Sports
Carl Gentile, Jupiter – Gentile & Associates, EXP Realty
Stacy Holcroft, Jupiter – Publix
Chris Knapp, Palm Beach Gardens – Merrill Lynch
Yaruska Llontop, Lake Park – Kolter
Monique McCall, West Palm Beach – Monique McCall Productions, Inc.
Laura Neandross, Jupiter – Neandross Estate Homes
Jen Nolin, Palm Beach Shores
Erin Omiatek, Delray Beach – Sotheby’s International Realty
Grant Portier, West Palm Beach – Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Joseph Schulz, Jupiter – Law Offices of Berman & Berman
Eric Sprechman, West Palm Beach – Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.
Sahira Sued, Wellington – Sahira Jewelry Design
Christopher Tolbert, Boca Raton – Essex Mortgage
Honorary Candidate Team, Florida Cancer Specialists

Campaign co-chairmen are once again Derek Brock, Jessica Johnson and Troy Rice. For a full list of events and ways you can get support candidates in the MWOY campaign, follow LLS’ local Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lls.area/.  Winners of the 2018 campaign will be announced at the Grand Finale held on May 19, 2018, at the Hilton, West Palm Beach.  To learn how you can get involved in future LLS events, or for information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit https://www.lls.org/palm-beach-area.

Ali MacGraw transcends borders and empowers women

All my life I’ve had respect for this fabulous down to earth and generous woman. So when I received  an invitation from Lars Bolander, Nadine Kalachnikoff and Todd Hase to meet her and learn about Ibu movement, I was thrilled!  After further research, I learned about her instrumental role in this fabulous organization and my admiration grew to a whole new level.  I look forward to meeting Ms. MacGraw next Thursday, adding fabulous unique and affordable pieces to my wardrobe and more importantly, I look forward to supporting such an important and often too forgotten cause: empowering women most in need.  All proceeds from sales will benefit Ibu Movement.

Ibu Movement

In the Malay language of Indonesia, Ibu means a woman of respect.  The Ibu movement celebrates the imagination and skill of women from around the world, while empowering them and putting money back in to their hands. As an Ambassador designer, Ali Macgraw collaborates with 71 artisan groups in 38 countries, bringing elegant, bold, and powerful handmade luxury for the rest of the world to enjoy.

“When a woman brings money into the household,” says MacGraw. “Suddenly she can’t be treated quite the same way as before.”

The Artisans

Artisans spanning the globe from Guatemala, to Nepal to create, spin, dye and weave their stories in cloth. They create more than beauty as they craft their own independence, educate their children, lead communities and change futures. Just one of these 71 groups crafts and designs in-house about 70% of Ibu’s products, offering unique items found nowhere else. The artisans buy the remaining 30% wholesale, and at a more than fair trade price. This dynamic creates livelihood, collegiality, and bonds of friendship between Ibu allies and artisans.

Ali MacGraw Ibu Movement Collection

Ali’s chic sense of style takes traditional craft from 23 countries around the world, including Ali’s native New Mexico, Uzbekistan, Brazil, to Pakistan to the South Sudan, to a whole other level. “My whole life I have been crazy about wearing and collecting textiles from the four corners of the earth.

In many cases, these things have been passed down for generations. Or at least, the craft has been taught by generations.

So these women live in a cultural continuum that the West doesn’t often see. Our society changes everything immediately, outsourcing things, making things quickly and cheaply. It’s so unappealing in comparison to something made by hand, something that joins you to a group of women from around the globe,” says MacGraw during an interview for interior monologue.

Nadine Kalachnikoff, Lars Bolander & Todd Hase will host Ali MacGraw and her collection at 5013 S. Dixie Highway, WPB Thursday March 29th, 10-5 PM.  Ali MacGraw will be speaking at 3pm (All proceeds from sales will go to Ibu movement). 

 

View video below to fully appreciate Ibu movement.  To view runway show of ali’s collection, fast forward half-way!