Coming to Worth Avenue
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.
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!
Fortunately, 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!
Tastefully Starting the Palm Beach New Year
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.
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
Stands by his Stubbs
Cynthia Rowley, My Preferred Last Minute Go To For One-Stop Shopping
By Brandy Guthrie
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.
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!
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?
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
A globally-sourced collection curated by Lourdes de Guardiola
Lourdes de Guardiola’s gypsy roots resulting from her equestrian jetset lifestyle have found a home this season at the Esplanade. Located on the second floor above Gucci, Lourdes has transformed a blank canvas, creating a haven for linen from Bali, Swimwear from Brazil, jewelry from Argentina, perfect beach hats from Ecuador and handmade leather bags made in America. “While traveling the world as a professional show jumper, I have been able to cultivate relationships with global designers. I’ve found inspiration within their cultures and have been able to create this space based upon these experiences” says Lourdes de Guardiola.
A private trunk show for Alvin Valley, took place before Milou’s official opening. In spite of it being under the radar, the success led to a permanent representation for the King of Pants at Milou. Lourdes will be hosting more events throughout the season. She has her pulse on the new upcoming designers from South America looking to make their mark in the Palm Beach market.
Lourdes also intends to utilize the newly revamped Esplanade at 150 Worth, hosting a runway fashion show later on in the season.
Be sure to visit miloupalmbeach.com to sign up for newsletters, events, and promotions. With Lourdes’ constant craving for change, there won’t be a party you should miss this season.
Milou will be celebrating it’s official Grand Opening with a cocktail celebration November 20th. All are welcome from 5-9 on Tuesday to kick off the holiday weekend.
Brioni takes on the ultimate sartorial challenge- Michelangelo’s David
This season, the Brioni Master Tailors demonstrate the boundless possibilities of the Bespoke service by taking on the ultimate sartorial challenge – to perfectly craft a suit for an iconic silhouette with stately dimensions
Long recognized as the “menswear of choice” for the iconic and powerful
Brioni’s VIP Tailor is available to make a nip and tuck to your personal Brioni collection.
Professional athletes, celebrities, leaders, entrepreneurs chose the brand that sets meticulous standards for its craft. The height of men’s sartorial excellence, a Brioni Bespoke item is built on unparalleled craftsmanship and exclusive fabrics.
The BRIONI Method
Every suit is the result of the Brioni method. This process, unique to the company, requires 220 steps and more than 22 hours of effective workmanship, and all while under the supervision of tailoring experts. Each suit comes to life due to absolute precision, as well as upwards of 6000 handmade hidden stitches. Subsequently, the Brioni suit caresses the body lightly and molds the figure.
The Bespoke fabric selection offers over 800 variations of wool, light cashmere, silk, and a light Super 200s wool. In addition, their full-range variety also counts for lapel shape, buttons, lining, shirt collar, and cuff.
Any Brioni store accommodates your choice – be it of model or cut, fabric or fit. Furthermore, you can complete your look in the privacy and comfort of the VIP room to exemplify your sense of style.
“The World of Bespoke” Worth Avenue Salon, October 4th-6th
To Schedule an Appointment
Brioni’s Bespoke Events book early and orchestrate their appointments accordingly. As a result, each take approximately one hour to 90 minutes.
For information on the Palm Beach Bespoke Event, please contact Thomas Esparza at 561.650.0030.
Email Thomas to schedule an appointment to suit your calendar, as well as your style.
251 Worth Ave., Palm Beach
Eighty percent of Spring Collection up to 50% off at Sandro and Maje on Worth Avenue
Local fashionistas will be delighted to learn Worth Avenue’s Sandro and Maje announced they will continue to slash prices on their stylish Spring collections beginning June 13th. Eighty percent of their inventory will be on sale. From minimalist looks to ruffles and lace, these two French fashion-forward sister boutiques offer a beautiful selection for both the edgy and the classic dresser. The varied collection includes flirty summer Maxis, romantic evening dresses, trendy culottes and classic palazzos.
DRESS EVENT Sip and Shop June 15th from 12-6 PM
On Friday, gather your friends and kick-off your weekend at Sandro and Maje. Both stores will be offering champagne and sweets during a sip and shop from 12-6 pm
About Sandro and Maje
Sandro and Maje are the brainchild of two creative sisters, Evelyn and Judith. Sandro features a more classical, timeless line of clothing and Maje features more flirty and edgy designs. Both lines range from daywear to evening, crafted with an eye for detail and the finest fabrics such as silk and French lace. The two brands are well-known for silhouettes with a formal feminine but oh so Parisian casual edge! Local loyals count on Marcella Teper and Demetrius Mickens to keep them up to speed on new arrivals and timely sales.
Framing the entrance to Worth Avenue’s charming Via Encantada, the two boutiques are located at 247 and 249 Worth Avenue respectively. For more information, contact Marcella Teper or Demetrius Mickens at 561 650 0371
Extraordinary Sale &
Sip and Shop Invitation