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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!

 

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 

 

 

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

 

Tis the Season for… Stone Crabs of Course!

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Christmas Day or bring in the New Year than digging in to one or two of Meat Market’s colossal stone crabs!  I’ve been eyeing their perfectly cracked over the charts-sized claws since October, and now with the excuse of the Holidays, I will claw myself to 2019!

Meat Market Holiday Happy Hours

Meat Market daily Happy Hours from 4-8 PM will continue to run through the Holiday.  So if you’re not enjoying Christmas Eve or New Years at Meat Market,  pop by on your way to your final destination and enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut, a Belvedere Martini and choose from an assortment of the Chef’s favorite bar bites at Happy Hour prices.

Meat Market New Year for the New York State of Mind

For those of us opting to ring in the New Year in the warmth but nostalgic for New York,  Meat Market will host a New York-themed party with a champagne toast at Midnight.  Dinner menu will be a la carte.  Dj in the lounge!

Meat Market Palm Beach, 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach

Tel: 561.354.9800

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.

Award-winning Canadian builder and developer, Great Gulf, has retained Douglas Elliman Development Marketing to handle the exclusive sales and marketing for the company’s inaugural South Florida residential project—La Clara.  Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, hosted an exclusive unveiling of the project for brokers at Sant Ambroeus.  Representing Great Gulf were Niall Collins, President of Great Gulf Residential; Alan Vihant, Executive Vice-President; and Amanda Wilson-Watkins, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.  (view pictures)

La Clara, Palm Beach’s new 25-story, contemporary residential tower, boasts architecture and interiors by renowned architect Siamak Hariri, of Hariri Pontarini Architects, as well as Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway views. With only 83 residences, the exclusive luxury development strikes the perfect balance between privacy and community. Airy one to three bedrooms, ranging from 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet, feature expansive private terraces, exquisitely finished modern interiors, Miele appliances, and Snaidero kitchens.

Thoughtful consideration has gone into matching the decorative and functional interiors with standout amenities.  La Clara includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with yoga studio, dual spas with steam rooms, saunas, and private massage treatment rooms, an outdoor lap pool, landscaped garden and walking area, dog spa, club lounge with dining area, performance and catering kitchen, theatre, conference room and business center.  A wine tasting and climate-controlled storage area, 24/7 front desk staff, assigned self-parking, and valet will also be available.

La Clara

Alan Vihant, Executive Vice President of Great Gulf, shared his enthusiasm regarding the project, “The iconic design by Hariri Pontarini Architects mixed with the boutique atmosphere in the sophisticated community of The Palm Beaches make this a singular offering.  Coupled with the strong reach of Douglas Elliman to the Northeast and international markets, we look forward to the success of the unique building.”

Expected date of occupancy is 2021. Pricing begins at $2 million. Please visit www.laclarapalmbeach.com or contact Chris Leavitt, Director of Sales, at 917-664-0720.

Click here to view photos of Broker Reception held at Sant Ambroeus

La Clara Palm Beach

                              Great Gulf & Douglas Elliman Group

 

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.

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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.

Brioni Bespoke

“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.

Black River Caviar ‘Royale’ special offer exclusive to Mary Mahoney

Black River Caviar ‘Royale’, will be offered as a special promotion through Memorial Weekend at Mary Mahoney, 336 Worth Avenue.  This Palm Beach institution known for its linens, porcelaines and highly curated assortment of the worlds’ finest brands has been the exclusive purveyor for Black River Caviar for over 6 years.  With  slightly larger and lighter eggs than the Tradition  Oscietra grade, the Royale’s rich nutty is perfect directly off a mother of pearl spoon!  No black river caviartoasts necessary!  My favorite way to enjoy it in the summer is on cucumber rounds or avocado slices!

Memorial Weekend Offer

Now through May 28th, the Royale is being offered at 20% less.  So instead of paying $460 for 100 grams (3.5 ounces), it is available at $360 for a savings of $100.

Smaller and larger sizes are available starting at $72 vs $92 for 20 grams or $3600 for akilo versus $4600 for a savings of $1000!

To place an order call Mary Mahoney 561 655 8288

www.marymahoney.com

 

 

Repossi:  Direct from Place Vendôme to Worth Avenue

Long coveted and collected by international clientele and European royals including designation as the Official Purveyor of H.R.H the Prince Rainier III of Monaco, the House of Repossi is coming to Palm Beach for the first time with a destination on Worth Avenue.  Hamilton Jewelers has announced an exclusive relationship with Repossi.  The 97-year-old jewelry house has developed a reputation for daring designs and a quasi-architectural approach to fine jewelry.  The exquisite pieces are coming to Palm Beach direct from Place Vendôme in Paris.

“Repossi selected Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue due to the destination’s reputation for attracting a discriminating clientele who select items with a nod to enduring quality,” says Mathieu Cheyrouze, International Director of Repossi.  “Repossi began as a family enterprise so the importance of partnership with another family business led the brand to form a relationship with Hamilton Jewelers.”

The House of Repossi was founded in 1920 in Turin, Italy and continues the creative family legacy of talented artists and designers extended from father to son, and later from father to daughter.  Gaia Repossi chose an artistic path first, far from the conventional jewelry tradition. At 21, she was appointed Creative Director of the brand, creating a radical new direction in the collections and challenging the historical ateliers with groundbreaking new designs.

Quasi-Architectural: Cutting Edge Design with a Feminine Touch

Blending and pushing the boundaries between architecture and traditional high jewelry techniques, Gaia’s designs are characterized by modern, minimalist motifs and the use of complex patterns.  In 2010, she launched the Berbère Collection that would become a groundbreaking hit for the House of Repossi, establishing it as an influential presence within the fashion industry and the high jewelry world. Gaia continues to evolve and set trends with each collection, giving impulse to a new generation in search of change and tradition at the same time.

Repossi offers bestselling jewelry pieces from collections such as Berbère, Serti Sur Vide, and Antifer. Specialties include engagement and wedding rings, as well as rare one-of-a-kind diamond solitaires. Repossi CEO, Benjamin Comar, and International Director, Mathieu Cheyrouze, will be making personal visits to Hamilton Jewelers to establish the brand’s introduction to Palm Beach.

Hamilton is a 3rd generation firm with locations in Palm Beach and Princeton, NJ.  For more information, visit www.hamiltonjewelers.com.

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