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DECEMBER 2012

Cheers to a season of giving, entertaining and indulging

Shen Yun Performing Arts Returns to the Broward Center’s Au Rene Theatre

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January 11-13th, 2013 fter its run of sold-out shows in 2012, Shen Yun Performing Arts returns to the Broward Center’s Au Rene Theater with an unparalleled blend of energy, grace, and originality on January 11-13, 2013.

A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from five millennia of the world’s most ancient civilization.

Exhilarating Performance revives 5,000 years of Civilization

At the core of Shen Yun’s performances is classical Chinese dance with its explosive techniques, synchronized movements, and expressive powers. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes, thunderous drums, and spectacular backdrops take you to another world.

Shen Yun captures the spirit of ancient China, recalling the grandeur of a culture long lost. Gorgeous backdrops extend the stage, transporting the audience to distant lands and eras. Award-winning vocalists perform soaring arias to piano accompaniment.

For tickets and information, please call 1-888-974-3968 or visit shenyunperformingarts.org

See who is talking about the show... “A marvelous evening… I am completely enchanted.” HRH Princess Michael of Kent

"So tastefully done…there's history, there's a spiritual message, there's an artistry that I really appreciate."

Ernie Anastos, Emmy Award-winning news anchor “5,000 Years of Chinese Music and Dance in One Night”

“It was an extraordinary experience… the level of skill, but also the power of the archetypes and the narratives were startling. It was exquisitely beautiful.” Cate Blanchett Academy Award-winning actress

“A beautiful show fantastic! If you ever get the chance to see it, you should.” Joy Behar Co-host ABC’s The View

NY Times “Incredible… Groundbreaking …”

MSNBC News “A visually dazzling tour of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture.”

San Francisco Chronicle “Beautiful…a nimble mastery.”

Chicago Tribune


Altima’s Ultimate Holiday Stocking Hamilton Jewelers is “Thinking Pink”

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amilton Jewelers Rare Argyle Pink Diamond Bracelet is number one on the holiday lists of diamond cognoscenti around the world. The exquisite 43.34-carat Majestic Pink Diamond Bracelet is comprised of 204 marquise and square-cut pink diamonds – including seven red diamonds -- from Australia’s Argyle Mine. Ranging in color “from bubblegum pink to pigeon blood red,” all 204 diamonds have been awarded grades of Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep and Fancy Vivid by the Gemological Institute of America. The bracelet is accompanied by a leather-bound monograph of certification from the Gemological Institute of America.

“Many of our best Palm Beach clients are requesting pink diamonds,” says Hank Siegel, President and CEO of Hamilton Jewelers in Palm Beach, Fla. Hamilton Jewelers exclusive line of rare natural colored diamonds will be showcased for nine-months during their One and Only One campaign, highlighting the world of Fancy Color Diamonds, where color matters more than size. The one-of-a-kind Majestic Pink Diamond Bracelet is estimated at $8 million and available by appointment only at Hamilton Jewelers, 215 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480, For more information, please call 561 659 6788.

The Guide to Hosting with Panache

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nnie Falk, featured on ABC’s Legends & Legacies, recently launched her latest book Palm Beach Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember. With the assistance of Victoria Amory, Aime Dunstan and Daphne Nikolopoulos; foreward by Alain Ducasse and photography by Jerry Rabinowitz, this inspiring cocktail table book offers unprecedented entrée into the exclusive world of Palm Beach. More than twenty of Palm Beach’s illustrious hosts open their doors, revealing their secrets for successful entertaining along with one hundred of the most tried-and-true recipes, including Kit Pannill’s Tomato Pudding, Kathryn Vecellio’s Lobster "Risotto," James Patterson’s Grandma’s Chocolate Cake and Emilia Fanjul’s chicken scallops with mustard sauce. Net proceeds from the book benefit the Children’s Home Society, a charitable organization with a proven network of adoption, early childhood development, and family support services.

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Celebrating with Caviar lack River Caviar is celebrating the reason for the season by giving back! Graham Gaspard, President of Black River Caviar, has collaborated with charities across Palm Beach County.

Order before December 15th, 2012 and 20% of your proceeds will be donated to one of the charities listed below:

West Palm Beach Friends of the Fisher House Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Big Dog Ranch Rescue New Hope Charities Call 970 547 1542 to place your order. Orders of 100 grams or more receive a complimentary mother of pearl spoon, gift packaging and overnight shipping

Annie Falk

Palm Beach Entertaining is now available on www.amazon.com

Please visit www.blackrivercaviar.com for more information about Black River Caviar.


The Best of the Holidays in Palm Beach A Sip of Royalty

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ndulge your guests with Spirits of the Tsars, a premier vodka served at America’s ultraexclusive resorts, hotels, clubs, casinos and quality restaurants– including Mar-A Lago, The Forge and The Fountainbleau. The recipe for Spirit of the Tsars Vodka was owned and enjoyed by the Romanoff Dynasty during their 500 year reign. We are privileged to have the access to be able to resurrect this Golden Vodka to its full glory, and pay tribute to the Romanoff Dynasty.

Champagne and Shopping

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oin the team at Juicy Couture for a Holiday Sale event complete with champagne, hors d’Oeuvres, and the showcasing of Juicy Couture’s latest collection. Bird by Juicy Couture will also feature its holiday line, only found in seven boutiques nationwide.

Tuesday, Dec. 11th|5 to 7 PM

225 Worth Avenue | Palm Beach | FL

Spirit of the Tsars can be purchased online or directly at Sunset Corners Fine Wine & Spirits. To find where you can purchase nearest you. Visit www.tsars.us

The Art of Gift Giving

New Address on Worth Avenue

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esort apparel and lifestyle brand Island Company celebrates its 10th anniversary with the opening of a new flagship location on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach. Visit the Island Company team and shop its upscale and exotic line which captures the essence of islands near and far. 256 Worth Avenue | Palm Beach | FL www.IslandCompany.com

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he New York-London-Florida Artist is in the holiday spirit this year and has been designing gift sets of coasters, bags, and placemats all decorated with his signature digital photographs. Stop by and visit Jabo, Tuesday– Saturday from noon until 7 p.m. to browse through the gallery’s new media art and garden patio recently featured in Palm Beach Society Magazine and the Palm Beach Post.

Handbags $75 | Coasters $5 | Placemats $30 Jabo Gallery | 437 Northwood Road | West Palm Beach, FL

More Horsepower: Supercars & Polo

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he 3rd Annual Supercar Show and the 2nd Annual Supercar Show prepares for its return January 5th to 13th, 2013. Altima invites you to kick off the Celebration of Speed & Design at the opening 10th Anniversary Polo Season at the International Polo Club in Wellington, Florida. Join host celebrity broadcaster and media personality Tim Byrd, supercar creators, collectors & owners of the most significant cars in the world.

International Polo Club | January 6th, 2013 Click here to purchase tickets, or visit internationalpoloclub.ticketleap.com


Escaping through the Art of Design mains a challenge. He has been featured in House Beautiful, Vogue, Home & Design, World of Interiors, Southern Accents, The Robb Report, American House & Garden, English House & Garden, Chinese Residence, Elle Decor etc. Architectural Digest and The Wall Street Journal showcased his home in Palm Beach.

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ars Bolander - Interior Designer extraordinaire has done work all over the globe. Over the years he has developed a style all of his own: a daring mixture of ideas and geographic blends that exude both sophistication and a pleasing restfulness to the eye. Throughout his world travel he has formed a large collection of antiques, including unique and whimsical furniture pieces and accessories. His recently renovated main showroom and design office are located in West Palm Beach, Fla. Lars has been referred to as one of Sweden’s foremost interior designers and a pioneer of Swedish design, yet by virtue of his diverse history and education, pinpointing his exact style re-

Lars most recently appeared as a guest on the Martha Stewart Show. This coming December he will be participating in Miami’s Elle Décor show house.

Meet Lars Bolander Dec. 22nd Exclusive Cocktail Reception & Book Signing by featured designer Alex Papachristidis

Email office@altimacclub.com for more information.

3731 South Dixie Highway | West Palm Beach, FL

On the Market: Homes for the Holidays...

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alm Beach, Florida An immaculate Gottfried-built estate, uniquely situated at the highest point in Palm Beach. This gated property boasts intricate architectural details throughout with high ceilings, crown molding, and marble floors. In addition to 6 spacious bedrooms and 11.5 baths, the home includes a wine cellar, gym, and theater. $22.9M Douglas Elliman Agent: Pamela Gottfried 561-655-8600

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oca Raton, Florida This gorgeous property located in the prestigious Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club features Old World workmanship with the highest-quality material and fine finishes. Its classic Mediterranean-style design runs throughout the 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths. $4,445,000

Douglas Elliman Agent: Senada Adzem 561-245-2635


From the Swiss Alps to the Colorado Rockies... “Beyond the Expected”

The Alpina Gstaad

celebrates its grand opening this December as a five-star Swiss escape for the world’s most discerning travelers. The hotel includes 56 finely-decorated rooms and suites with classically carved ceilings and timber-clad walls; a Cuban cigar lounge; 3 restaurants including ‘Stübli’, an innovative Swiss restaurant, and Megu, an exquisite Japanese cuisine.

For the ultimate experience, reserve the palatial ‘Panorama Suite’ stretching from the north to south end...A threebedroom duplex equipped with its own private spa, Jacuzzi, fitness and massage area. Step out onto your terrace and admire the majestic scenery surrounding you. Lounge and Bar Gstaad ‘s natural beauty has lured seasoned travelers for the past 100 years with a variety of year-round alpine activities to enjoy in Bernese Oberland. One of Alpina’s main attractions: the Six Senses Spa… A holistic destination inspired by Asian-wellness with special light installations by Award-winning German interior architect Nik Schweiger. The spa houses 12 treatment rooms including a Hammam, a Colour Therapy Room, an Ayurvedic Room, and a Cave Room. Guests can also indulge in Six Senses signature massage therapies which are designed with your specific needs in mind grounded on detox, energizer, holistic and oriental philosophies.

The Panorama Suite

For dinner, choose from restaurant Sommet’s collection of 400 hand-picked wines from around the world and pair with savory cuisine prepared by executive Chef Marcus G. Lindner. Afterwards, retire with fellow lodgers in front of the open fire in the lounge and bar or relax in the 1930’s Havana-chic inspired Cigar Lounge stocked with over 50 brands.

To learn more about the iconic Alpina Gstaad or to book your next Swiss escape, visit: thealpinagstaad.ch

The Only Way to Experience Aspen...

The Ritz-Carlton Aspen Highlands Available the week of Christmas - New Years 2013 Dec. 22– 29 and/or Dec 29—January 5 $14,000 per week or $26,000 for the two weeksf 3 bedroom (Accommodates 8) Black River Russian Ossetra Caviar Aperitif at ‘CLOUD NINE’ for 6 guests Access to private Clubs in Aspen Email Maribel@AltimaCClub.com


When only the finest will do….

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Perfect Timing & Exquisite Cuisine

amilton Jewelers and Cartier hosted an exclusive cocktail reception to preview the ‘New Tank Anglaise’ and Cartier’s precious timepiece collection at Hamilton Jeweler’s Palm Beach Gardens Boutique. Guests sipped Cartier Champagne, sampled Chef Clay Conley’s exquisite hors d’oeuvres prepared on site and applauded the magnificent timepieces. With special thanks to renowned chef, Clay Conley of Būccan Palm Beach, Black River Caviar and Ann Z Gourmet Catering. Velia Nader tries on Tank Anglaise

Chef Clay Conley

Eric Sauer, Regional Manager of Cartier & Donna Bouchard, Vice President, Hamilton Jewelers

Petra Levin

Kick off Casita Maria with azureAzure To learn more about Village Camps visit www.villagecamps.com

Jackie Weld Drake & Christine Schwarzman

Muffie Potter Aston & Mark Gilbertson

Bettina Zilkha & Prince Dimitri

azureAzure.com captures a benefit for Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education held at the Chinese Porcelain Co. in New York City. Captured by: Gregory Partanio

Paul & Toni Lubetsky

Jackie Weld Drake & Yaz Hernandez


An Evening with the Artist

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avier Bohorquez, internationally renowned photographer and contemporary media artist recognized under, Jabo, opened the doors to his flagship gallery in West Palm Beach’s Northwood Corridor, for an intimate gathering to benefit the Center for Creative Education. A highlight of the event was an original Raffle Winner, Jeffrey Thompson & Stephanie Tack Jabo digital photograph. The ‘Crocus in Blue’ valued at $2,400, was raffled and won by neighboring gallerist Jeffrey M. Thompson, owner of Northwood Antiques & Design. Jabo, Bryan Walsh, and Bruce Helander

Robert Hamon, Jeri Crank, Pam Miller, John Pescosolido, Craig Komins

Joel Pashcow, John Lehmann, Meisze & Jeff Greene

Talbott Maxey & Kenn Karakul

“Melissa” St. John

A Veteran’s Day to Remember

Tom Bishop stopped traffic with display of his authentic, restored army truck.

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uku Restaurant hosted the celebration to be at this past Veteran’s Day at which television personalities, philanthropists, authors and friends all gathered to raise funds for the West Palm Beach Chapter Friends of the Fisher House.

Highlights of the event included the much anticipated raffle and the personal appearances of Jewelry designer Cristiana Shields and internationally known photographer and contemporary media artist Javier Bohorquez.

Tom Bishop stopped traffic with display of his authentic, restored army truck.

Bruce Helander,Camila Helander, Bruce Sutka, and Tyler Sargent

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Raphael Clemente and DJ Adam Lipson

CBS Tech Correspondents Herb Tabin & Craig Agranoff with Jewelry Designer, Cristiana Shields

WPB Friends of the Fisher House Joe Tringali & Carol Mulcahy

remendous Thanks... to Ann Z Gourmet Catering for graciously donating a Thanksgiving feast to the family members of Veterans hospitalized at the West Palm Beach VA, Veterans and Fisher House Volunteers.


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