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Sweet and Savory

THE Soho Chocolatier

THE Black Pearls

MarieBelle New York

Black River Caviar

Since 2000, Maribel has been pleasing connoisseurs with her unique collection of rare and delicate chocolates and confections at her retail boutique in Soho, New York City. Her passion for chocolate is rooted in her upbringing in the cacao fields of Honduras and is inspired by the exotic tropical fruits and flavors that inspired her as a child. A skilled chef, educated as a designer, Maribel fuses both of these passions together in her creations.

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February 2014

Unique Ways to Say “Be Mine” this Valentine’s Day

Just for Valentine’s Day, 15% off special for purchases over $100 for a week from Monday, Feb. 1st to Sunday, Feb. 9th. 484 Broome Street New York, NY 10013 212.925.6999

Charles Krypell is in town Just in time for Valentine’s Day, world renowned designer, Charles Krypell will make an exclusive appearance at Hamilton Jewelers in the Gardens Mall to present a tremendous selection of new and limited-edition pieces. Inspired by living life to the fullest, Krypell’s collections exude a sensuous design, and a deep understanding of human romance and desire.

For appointments, kindly contact 561 775 3600.

Meet Charles Krypell Wednesday, Feb. 12th & Thursday, Feb. 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 3101 PGA Blvd | Palm Beach Gardens

The gift of black pearls is a delightful and exquisite gift for your special someone. Black River Caviar invites you to share the ultimate gift with two of your nearest and dearest, and keep one for yourself! Special Valentine’s Day offer: Purchase two tins of any size and receive one free. Includes complimentary mother of pearl spoon. Complimentary shipping for two addresses for orders over $200. To Personalize your order: Contact or 970 547 1542 or 561 833 8283


A vision of quality and the beauty of time.

When you meet someone passionate about their work, the product is certain to make an impressive statement. Sintessi is a vision achieved by Michel Piranesi whose original designs have traveled the globe. Special occasions such as Valentine’s Day, jewelry inspires emotions and defines moments to be cherished forever– a reason why Michel is so passionate about his craft-creating sophisticated timeless statements that endures for the ages. For more information, visit or for private appointments at or at Michel’s salon call 212 796 5005.

Meet Michel Piranesi at Mary Mahoney February 17th 336 Worth Avenue For more information contact, 561 655 8288

All About Looks... Hamilton Rolls Out the Red Carpet in Palm Beach

The Gift of Feeling Lovely Cosmo and Company is one of Palm Beach County’s premier luxury salon and spas. Enhance your beauty and fall in love with yourself after an appointment with their highly skilled team. Choose from an array of hair, skin, and nail services. Exclusively this Valentine’s Month, Cosmo is offering the following packages: Be My Valentine-Chocolate Martini Pedicure, Voluptuous Volume Blow Out & “Bedroom Eyes” Makeup Application ($162) 24K Gold Indulgence-24K Gold Firming Facial Masque, 24K Gold Manicure, 24K Gold Hair Ritual with Voluminous Blow Out ($154). Contact: 561-833-7411 or

On the eve of Hollywood’s biggest night- the Oscars, Hamilton presents the “Best of the Jewelry” trends in 2014. Their award-worthy collection of colored gemstone jewelry, loose gems, and more will be showcased at the Palm Beach Gardens boutique during their celebration of colored gems. Guests can study up on the latest trends while enjoying desserts and champagne.

Trends to look out for... Statement Earrings Cocktail Rings Bangle and Cuff Bracelets

Hamilton Jewelers Pre-Oscar Party Saturday, March 1, 2014 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (open to public) 3101 PGA Blvd | Palm Beach Gardens For more info, contact 561 775 3600

The Gift of Legacy and Design Give your love with a Professional Portrait by Yelitza Kàrolyi

Now at

Mary Mahoney Store

Yelitza is a professional portrait painter who works in oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media. She is being represented by Mary Mahoney on Worth Avenue for commissioned portrait paintings by private appointment. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Yelitza grew up in New York, Los Angeles and Caracas. After receiving her initial formal training at the Maine College of Art under instruction from figurative artist Janet Conlon Manyan, she continued her studies at The Art Students League of New York under instruction from abstract painter Ronnie Landfield and illustrator and figurative artist Max Ginsburg.

Prior to her painting career, she was a fashion model for designers Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Sandra Rhodes and Missoni. She was photographed by Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, David Bailey, among others, for leading fashion magazines including Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Brides, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview and Good Housekeeping. As well, she featured in over 40 television commercials and was one of the “Virginia Slims Girls”.

Go behind the scenes with Gary McBournie in his latest book, Living Color: A Designer Works Magic with Traditional Interiors. The established interior designer shares personal photographs of every-day inspirations which have influenced his color choices used in his twenty-first-century renditions of the iconic American home.

Before moving to Palm Beach, Yelitza lived in Available at Mary Mahoney Store New York, London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, 336 Worth Avenue | 561 655 8288 Monte Carlo and New Delhi. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian.

The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day! Contact Yelitza at or 561-602-5652

Keeping it HOT in New York New Address in the Upper East Side


ew York may be experiencing artic weather, but the ongoing spot to keep it HOT is BILBOQUET. Owner Philippe Delgrange opened the original Bilboquet in 1986— known only to those ‘in the know’, the cozy restaurant boasted no signage. The crowds waiting for a table were the only indication that a trendy rendez-vous existed. The secret is no longer- Almost 30 years later, Philippe joined forces with Chef Julien Jouhannaud, formerly of Alain Ducasse— establishing what is clearly the HOTTEST dining spot in New York.

“The address may change, but Philippe doesn’t,” said Maribel Alvarez. Maribel and Philippe Delgrange at Bilboquet, January 2014

For reservations kindly contact 212 751 3036. 20 East 60th Street |

Rosey Alumni Reunite in NYC “The Rosey spirit was evident—we closed our RSVP list at 80 and in spite of the weather, we had a full house….says a lot for our school for life!” says fellow ancien (alumnus) and organizer of New York reunion, Frederico Wasserman. The event took place at Links, a private club very much under the radar. “Leave it to Rosey to host an event speak-easy style.” said Bill Randon. For more Rosey Alumni events, visit

Maggie Norris Couture Launches the "MARLENE" for Selima Optique with Sintessi Jewelry by Michel Piranesi A private soirée featuring Black River Caviar and champagne took place on Jan. 30th celebrating the release of Maggie Norris Couture for Selima collaboration "Marlene" at Selima Optique, Madison Avenue. Event Captured by Patrick McMullan and Sunny Norton. 1. Models- Anna Carter, Cindy Jo Taylor, Bettina Bennett, Kristen Sokac 2. Black River Caviar and SINTESSI Jewels 3. Jean Shafiroff, Maggie Norris, Alex McCord, Kathleen Giordano 4. Selima Salaun, Fedia Nassoud, Penelope Dwyer 5. Bettina Bennett, Michel Piranesi, Kristen Sokac






Vamosss al Polo! “The Sport for Kings” finds influences from around the globe. This is why the International Polo Club is excited to honor one of the cultures which have largely contributed to the Polo World. Join Original Impression, ESPN Deportes 760, and Portada Magazine for the first “Vamos al Polo”, celebrating the participation of Hispanics in the Polo World as players, fans and horse owners. The event will benefit the educational fund of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County. The event will be open to the general public.

When: Sunday, February 16th | 2 p.m. Where: International Polo Club RSVP: 561 744 4700 or LILA PHOTO

Going Inside DESIGN.

Week of Lars! Lars Bolander Design has assembled a wonderfully talented team, and revamped their boutique located at in West Palm Beach. The space will reopen to the public February 10th with a week-long celebration. Monday | February 10th Visit the new Design Studio and meet Lars Bolander between 35PM. Tuesday | February 11th A special book signing party for celebrated interior designer Nina Campbell, 5-7 p.m.

Wednesday | February 12th Check out the latest table settings. Special 10% discount, exclusively for Week of Lars. Noon-5 p.m. Thursday | February 13th "Bring Your Pooch" day to meet personalized pet stationary designer (and pet portraitist) Rory Mackay. In addition to standard notecards featuring a choice of dog breeds, Rory can immortalize your pet on elegant letter pressed correspondence notecards.10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday February 14th Meet the Artist: Nadine Kalachnikoff. See her newest “Butterflies” series and special creations for Valentine’s Day. Nadine will personalize your purchase. Noon-5 p.m. Throughout the week: Signature Lars Bolander scented candles on sale for Valentine’s Day Week, $35.

Lars Bolander Design | 3731 South Dixie Highway | West Palm Beach For more information, kindly contact 561 835 4001 or Click here for more information.

The 8th Annual Palm Beach Jewelry Art and Antique Show | Feb. 14-18 The eighth annual Palm Beach Jewelry, Art, & Antique Show will return to the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Presidents’ Day weekend. The show features over 180 collections of renowned international dealers. A by-invitation-only Opening Night Preview Party benefitting the Hope For Depression Research Foundation will kick off the show on Friday, Feb. 14. General Admission: $20– valid all four days For more information, please visit or contact 561 822 5440.

Black River Caviar Sponsors... Photo Finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona If you watched the 52nd anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25th, you may have caught a (quick) glimpse of Black River Caviar crossing the finish line-in the top 5! Flying Lizards Motorsports Racing Team sported a Black River Caviar decal on an Audi GTD. Among the team of four: Markus Winkelhock, Spencer Pumpelly, Tim Pappas– son of Palm Beach local Jim Pappas, and Nelson Canache.

Provident Jewelry’s 20th Anniversary Provident Jewelry's 20th Anniversary celebration at the Flagler Museum was truly an evening of grandeur. The event, co-hosted by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine, presented a selection of Provident’s extensive collection of the finest vintage and contemporary jewelry including new and certified pre-owned timepieces. Palm Beach’s elite enjoyed the Black River Caviar Station provided by Cod & Capers Seafood Market and Restaurant. Event Captured by Lucien Capehart Photography. Pictured Far Left: Stephen Gyland of Cod & Capers Seafood and James Pappas Top Right: Nick Linca, Art Samuels, Scott Diament, Rob Samuels, and Seth Berman

A Night of Great Expectations Raises One Million Dollars “A Night of Great Expectations” benefit dinner hosted a large group of Palm Beach’s most notable philanthropists at Café Boulud on Jan. 17th. 230 generous guests attended the event which served to raise funds for the Glades Academy Foundation, Inc. supporting Everglades Preparatory Academy Charter Schools in the rural town of Pahokee, Western Palm Beach County.

Lourdes and Pepe Fanjul

Judith and Rudy Giuliani

Black river Caviar donated 1 kilo towards the silent auction which raised one million dollars. Jamie Niven, Chairman of Sotheby's, The Americas was the auctioneer. Event Chair: Emilia Fanjul Pepe Fanjul underwrote the entire event. Emilia and Jose Pepe Fanjul, with Emilia Pfeifler

Captured by Lucien Capehart Photography.

Mei Sze and Jeff Greene Virginia and Jorge Dominicis

February Highlights Reviving the Aquarius Birthday Bash Café Sapori Cordially invites EVERYONE to celebrate

Tuesday, Feb. 11th | From 6:30 PM—8:30 PM 205 Southern Blvd | West Palm Beach DJ Adam Lipson | Specially priced drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres Raffles for Aquarians | Charity Beneficiary to be decided by Raffle Winner (10% of proceeds during the party will go to chosen non-profit) Photo Booth

Kindly RSVP to or 561 833 8283

Celebrating Local Aquarians…. Maribel Alvarez Francesco Blanco Dina Capehart Kendall Deflin Jorge Dominicis Linda Salandra-Dweck Patricia Enright William Eubanks Nikki & Alex Fanjul Kathleen Ford Valerie Forsyth Maria Gomez

Phyllis Jacknin Mr. & Mrs. Bernd Lembcke Erik Lembcke Adam Lipson Erika Lipton Neil London Bruce Helander Iran Issa-Kahn Arvo Katajisto Donna Long Shareef Malnik Grace Meigher

Laddy Merck Joel Paschow Harold Paull Pauline Pitt Kevin Ream Karolyn Schoenhaus Nick Simunek Thom Smith Bruce Sutka Kimberly Swift Helga Wagner Mara Zia

To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar The exhibition featured at the Norton Museum of Art focuses on the relationship between artist Andy Warhol and his first “superstar,” Jane Holzer, the iconic ‘60s “IT” girl. The show features paintings, sculptures, prints, and films by Warhol, as well as fashion photographs, and clothing and accessories that belonged to Holzer during her Warhol Factory era. The exhibition is made possible by Muriel and Ralph Saltzman.

Norton Museum of Art | February 2, 2014 - May 25, 2014 1451 Olive Avenue | West Palm Beach | 561 832 5196 Photos by Jacek Gancarz

The Magazine of the Arts, November 1964 |10 ¼ x 13in. (26.03x 33.02 cm) (cover photograph: David Bailey) Private collection

Then and Now: Celebrating “It” Girls Warhol’s First Superstar-Jane Holzer The Norton Museum of Art’s Gala honored Warhol muse, Palm Beach native Jane Holzer, during a private reception and dinner followed by the POP-in after-party on Feb. 1, highlighting the To Jane, Love Andy: Warhol’s First Superstar exhibition at the Norton. The sold-out affair sponsored by Moët Hennessy, co-chaired by Annie Falk and Tracy Smith, drew more than 350 guests. The Gala POP-in afterparty, a Warhol-inspired silver-and-white “club” was chaired by Bettina Anderson, Katherine Lande, Bingo Gubelman, Brandie Herbst and Tommy Morrison. 1 Katherine Lande, Bettina Anderson, Jane Holzer, Tommy Morrison, and Brandie Herbst 2 Don Burns and Heather Henry 3Matt and Tracy Smith with Amos and Maria Dare 4 Christina & Ben Macfarland, Arvo Katajisto, Katie Tolman, Lamont Harris 5 Scott and Ashley Harcourt

1. Event captured by LILA PHOTO





Avenue Magazine Celebrates Cover Girl, Kristy Hinze Clark Palm Beach beauty, model Kristy Hinze Clark, celebrated her cover with Avenue Magazine during an exclusive cocktail party at Pamela Gottfried’s estate on Saturday, January 18th. Event captured by Jim fairman

Neal Hamil, Lennart Kulke, Lorie Baker, Kristy Hinze Clark, Bridget Koch

Chris Leavitt, Katherine Lande

Pam Gottfried, Michael Harris, and Angela Koch

Nicola Siso, Arvo Katajisto, Kirsten Smith

Ali Gordon, Randi Schatz, Emma Teitelbaum

Frederic Beziat, Diane DeLaBegassiere, and Dan Drennen

Samual Ashner, Charles Poole, Kate Lubin, Bruce Langmaid, Glen Sutten, Michael Lorber

Rhiana Wells, Eileen Louissaint, & Mackenzie Waldo

Samantha Curry, Cameron Lickle, Martha Greenwald

Supercar Week 2014 Supercar Week presented by Palm Beach International Raceway attracted thousands of auto enthusiasts for its 3rd consecutive year. Photographer: Scott Steger Left: McLaren on waterfront Middle: Tom Clarke, Neil London, Gina Palmer, Tim Byrd Right: Ken Fengler, CEO Palm Beach Driving Club

The inaugural “Circus at the Center” event attracted over 200 Center for Creative Education supporters to the newly opened Center adorned in “circus-chic” designed by Bruce Sutka. The funfilled evening featured Mio the Magician, a stilt walker, clowns– anything you would find at a circus really! Highlights included a center ring where a lived band played throughout the evening and a special performance by the Broadwaybound cast of NERDS took place. Bruce Helander created an original piece of artwork for the event called “Circus”. Sponsors included: Donna Long and Paula Butler, Jim Pappas, Palm Beach Illustrated, Wilmington Trust, RAR Architects, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Mark Borghi Fine Arts and Onli Beverages.







Event captured by Michael Price. 1. Event Chairs: Wendy Fritz, Bruce Helander, and Donna Long 2. Kenn Karakul and Bruce Sutka 3. Talbott Maxey and Robby Kahle 4. Beau and Jackie Breckenridge 5. Amanda Boalt, Hilary Jordan, Bettina Anderson, Brad and Kristina Mcpherson 6. Edwina Sandys and Richard Kaplan 7. Paul and Irina Fisher, Claudia Helander, and Cheryl Gowdy 8. Karene and Mariah Telesca with Butch and Melinda Trucks



Making Cancer History with MD Anderson “I’m a survivor, and I have tremendous sympathy for others who have this disease. When you’re up close and personal with prostate cancer, you become a crusader.” David Koch

MD Honorary Chairs Bill & Bridget Koch

MD President, Dr. Ron dePinho handing the Making Cancer History Award to David Koch with Dr. Logothetis

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson has been ranked No. 1 in cancer care in “Best Hospitals,” a survey published annually in U.S. News & World Report.

MD Gala Chairs Dudley Moore, Hillie Mahoney & Bill Finneran

An unexpected $1 million donation by MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors member William B. Finneran concluded the inaugural Making Cancer History Award Gala on an astounding note. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center welcomed nearly 450 guests on Dec. 13, 2013 to the gala held at the Mar-a-Lago Club, initiating another Palm Beach social season highlight. Honorees, David Koch and the late Maria Floyd, were recognized for their advocacy in cancer research known as “Milestones and Miracles”. Ann Vandersteel, an MD Anderson cancer survivor, gave a testimonial. Nearly $2 million in all were raised that evening which will go to the Center’s efforts to eradicate cancer, and also to establish the Finneran Family Endowment for Translational Research at MD Anderson and create the Finneran Family Prize for recognizing outstanding faculty members. With many thanks to Troy A Devine from Devine PR & Special Events Event captured by Corby Kaye

ST Residential & Douglas Elliman are partnering with Palm Beach Motor Cars and Caryna Nina Haute Couture Designer for a luxury lifestyle showcase event which will benefit Cancer Alliance. The poolside brunch at Dolcevita on Singer Island will feature a display of the 2014 Jaguar provided by Palm Beach Motor Cars, Caryna Nina models and a local DJ spinning island vibes.

For more information contact 561 833 8283 or Dolcevita | 155 South Ocean Avenue | Singer Island | 561 249 6843

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