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JANUARY 2019 Major Jack Doyle 2.3 Million Property Miss Mondo Italiano Pageant Flavia Salzano Scott Wins Sushi Suits & Socialites Casa Sensei Jan 21st Mona Bentz Aviation Law Velocity Contemporary Grand Opening Reception Luxury Chamber Expands Lilly Pulitzer Spring Lookbook 2019 Ferrari SP3JC One Off V12


Lakshmi Sinclair

Exclusive Interview with Lakshmi Sinclair SF) What should every woman try at least once in her life? I think taking a trip on your own, going on a journey completely alone is the best gift any woman can give herself. For me it happened by purely by accident. I had a work assignment with my father to go to London, travel through Romania and visit Dublin to attend a literary symposium on the last leg (my father is a retired diplomat, but also a well know novelist). The article and subsequent novel he was writing was based on Bram Stoker and the legend of Dracula. We ended going at different times due to his schedule. Suddenly I realized I was in Transylvania and traveling through the Carpathian Mountains on my own at about 2am with a cartologist and an ex-army officer trying to find Dracula’s hidden castle- the whole experience was surreal! For me that was a major turning point because I realized how liberating and freeing travel can definitely empowered me!

SF) What brings you the greatest joy? My amazing family and my incredible friends! Seeing my clients’ growth and success throughout the years in South Florida has been incredibly rewarding. Our family has been involved in Angel’s House located in Chennai, India also. My mother sends me all the latest pics every week and being able to watch the girls blossom from young girls into young ladies has probably given me the most joy.

SF) Who are your heroes? My mother, my grandmother, my sister, my niece & of course as everyone knows Mother Teresa... We were fortunate enough to meet Mother Teresa throughout the years when my father was Ambassador of India to various countries in Europe, Asia & Africa. It was an amazing experience seeing what she manifested and created from such humble beginnings.

SF) What is your favorite spot to go to? I have so many, we are so blessed to be in South Florida- really we’re spoilt with all the choices! I would have to say my favorite local area to hang out in has been Delray Beach and my favorite spot for dining in Delray has to be City Oyster. I have always had a great time there! Their service is above and beyond and the food is incredible. The sushi is by far the best out their cocktails are pretty amazing too!

SF) What is your favorite drink? Champagne! It’s perfect for any occasion! Now, one of my favorites is Lamborghini Champagne!

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Velocity Contemporary Opening Night - Palm Beach Art & Antique Showroom  500 attendees visited the Palm Beach Design Showroom during opening night!

A festive champagne reception encouraged guests to browse the dazzling spaces of our national and international galleries while welcoming hundreds of Palm Beach's most prominent collectors.Â

Royal Poinciana Names Lilly Leas Ferreira as General Manager The Royal Poinciana Plaza is pleased to announce that Lilly Leas Ferreira has been appointed as the plaza’s new General Manager as of January 15, 2019. Lilly succeeds Interim General Manager Alexandra Patterson who has been managing the property since the departure of Lori Berg in 2018.

“Over the last two years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching The Royal Poinciana Plaza transform,” says Lilly Leas Ferreira. “Now a hub of activity, it has been reimagined as an international destination both for our community and visitors alike for fashion, great food and events. I’m thrilled to join the incredible team and world-class group of tenants at The Royal Poinciana Plaza, and I look forward to working on new opportunities that spotlight the plaza’s rich history and exciting future.”

A fourth-generation Palm Beach local, Lilly brings a background in public relations and project management to her new role. After graduating from Florida Atlantic University, Lilly launched a successful PR and consulting firm on the island. She looked after a portfolio of over 30 clients, ranging from retail, hospitality and non-profit industries. She successfully sold the company in 2016 and attended University of Florida to receive her M.B.A.

Most recently, Lilly served as Project Manager for NextEra Energy, Inc., a Fortune 200 company and parent company of Florida Power and Light, through a Leadership Development Program. There, Lilly supported multiple business units, including renewable energy development, business management and regulatory and political affairs.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Lilly to our team and family at The Royal Poinciana Plaza,” Samantha Perry David, Chief Operating Officer of WS Development and Head of UpMarkets, a division of WS Development, said. “Lilly is an active member of the community and having been born and raised on the island, will be able to interact with our customers in a truly authentic way.”

Lilly serves on several local fundraising committees, such as Loggerhead Marinelife Center. She lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, daughter and rescue dog. Lilly’s family roots extend deep into Palm Beach’s history – she is the granddaughter of fashion icon, Lilly Pulitzer and great-granddaughter of department store magnate, Rodman Wanamaker.

About The Royal Poinciana Plaza The Royal Poinciana Plaza is an iconic destination that serves as a jewel box oasis in the heart of beautiful Palm Beach. Built in the late 1950s, it stands today as a landmarked property and one of Palm Beach’s most treasured architectural gems. With 180,000 square feet of retail space and lush, sprawling gardens, it offers a unique international shopping and entertainment destination for indulgence, inspiration, and retreat.

Designed by world-renowned architect John Volk, The Royal echoes some of Europe's legendary retail destinations like the Palais Royal in Paris. The property has been carefully restored to its original mid-century glamour while remaining true to its retail roots. Its offerings will include a unique mix of luxury retail, fashion, dining and entertainment, along with amenities for both local and international visitors.

Arranged around two beautiful courtyards with outdoor furniture, palm trees and gardens, The Royal provides a destination for guests to enjoy outdoor events, read the paper, sip a coffee, gather with family and friends, shop or dine. For more information, visit or discover more @theroyalpoincianaplaza on Instagram.

Old Timey Cocktail Affair 2018 Dec 17 Function Raises Thousands for UCF

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South Florida Magazine attended the Luxury Chamber of Commerce event titled: Old Timey Cocktail Affair 2018 along with the charity benefactor Unicorn Children's Foundation which helps kids with developmental learning disorders. The event was held on December 17th 2018 from 6-9 pm at Temper Grille in Boca Raton, FL. Guests enjoyed Lamborghini brand champagne, door prizes, cocktails and a buffet.  Celebrities at the event included: Rich Graff and Arthur Williams Jr. Local notables and supporters included: Yaacov and Sue Heller, Mr. & Mrs Jack Doyle, Todd L. Frank, Tobi Rose Smith, Faby Napoleon, Sharon Alexander, Roger Plevin, Olena Bibi, Diana Stauer, Mr and Mrs Craig Pierson, Amir Preissler, William Gerstein and Mrs Gerstein, Charlotte Beasley, Marjorie Bernstein, Michelle Yellin and Jay Shapiro.

We would like to thank Mr. Arthur J. Williams for donating a very coveted Marilyn Monroe painting to the charity as well as Mr. Amir Preissler who has donated or has plans to donate!



Dr. Khalilah Camacho-Ali Visits Luxury Chamber Naples

New Members - Luxury Chamber Naples December 2018

Chambers USA - Patricia Sampson

Barry Hoey eXp Realty

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Contrasting Elements: OPA LOCKA Miami's New Concours Club to Offer Membership at $350K

Concours Club Artists Rendition

Miami, a city famous for its mind-numbing traffic and slow-cruise culture, is lately looking like the best city for cars in America. Soon after Formula One won its bid to hold a race there next year and Grand Basel announced it’ll have an automotive event there in February, two developers have solidified plans to build a $220 million racetrack and private members club just 11 miles from Miami’s artsy Wynwood district. Set to open at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in May 2019, The Concours Club will offer more than 2 miles of racetrack designed by Alan Wilson, plus an infinity pool and jacuzzi, full spa and a hammam, wine and cigar storage, restaurant and bar, and full concierge services. “The amenities are what set us apart,” said co-founder Neil Gehani. “We want to be sure we bring in the right people, and then we want to keep everyone here once they get here.” Gehani and co-owner Jay Pollak will offer 40 founding memberships costing $350,000, with no annual dues. Founding members will then invite friends and colleagues to buy “legacy memberships” capped at 150 people. Those will cost $125,000 plus annual dues. Corporate memberships may be offered shortly after the initial opening. If that all sounds like a steep ante, it is. But it’s consistent with the pricing of other private tracks around the world such as the Thermal Club outside Palm Springs, Calif., and the Monticello Motor Club, set in the lush Hudson Valley of upstate New York. And, to put it in perspective, it’s less than the cost of even one of the cars—a Pagani Zonda costs $1.4 million, for instance, and a Koenigsegg Agera costs $2.1 million—owned by the prospective members, who will be a mix of wealthy international collectors and local, well-connected driving enthusiasts.

Faby Napoleon - Proud Member of Luxury Chamber of Commerce I'm Faby, a thirty-five-year-old fashion and style enthusiast who believes we were all born to be a Fabulous 1. My style is a mix of designer accessories and affordable fashions. I'm originally from Haiti and raised in South Florida where I also call home. I have a medical background but my passion is fashion and empowering women of all ethnicities and races. So put on your best outfit and rock your inner fabulous. Thank you for dropping by!

Man & Woman of the Month

Joe D'Amico & Irene Yovu Joe D'Amico is a car industry veteran who owned and partnered

Irene Yovu’s busy schedule keeps her in perpetual motion, but she

with several car dealerships and automotive industry companies

always finds time to support those in need. When she was introduced

and professionals over the years including Reynolds & Reynolds,

to Glam-A-THON™, she knew immediately that working with

Massey Yardley, Don Kott, Dan Agan and many others.

powerful women who are making a difference in the community, and doing it in high heels and lots of bling, resonated with her spirit of

Joe is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and comes from an Italian-


American background. He worked in Finance in London England and he is also a Purple Heart Honored Veteran who

Irene earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pratt Institute in

served his country proudly in the Vietnam war and comes from a

Brooklyn New York, and an  Associate Degree in Hotel and Food

strong military family.

Management from Paul Smith’s Jr. College, Paul Smiths, New York.

Joe works together with Irene who is his soulmate. He brought her to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota out of the desire for

She consciously strives to treat others with kindness and grace, and

"NOTHING BUT THE BEST" and she means the world to him.

spreads the gift of friendship easily and often. She relishes her involvement in Temple Adath Or in Davie, theater arts, spiritual

Together they work hand in hand to make the world a better place


and they dedicate most of their free time to Glam-A-THON™

After a successful 25 year career in sales & marketing in the grocery

which is a breast cancer non-profit that donates funds directly to

industry, Irene is enjoying her ultra-active retirement filled with

the victims. Irene's Birthday is in August and there is nothing Joe

friends, travel, philanthropy and her glamorous 7.5 lb Persian cat,

would like for you to do more than to make a direct contribution

Maggie. Irene celebrates four blinged out years on the Glam Board.

in her name:

The latest Ferrari one-off project, the SP3JC, has been officially consigned to its owner. Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the SP3JC was commissioned by a Ferrari client and collector whose brief set out to create a pure, uncompromising roadster using the chassis and running gear of the F12tdf.

The sole one-off car to be commissioned on this limited-series special, the SP3JC is the maximum expression of open-air motoring, harking back to Ferrari’s epic V12-engined spiders of the 1950s and ‘60s. The striking one-off makes an important and individual styling statement and represents the outcome of over two years of intense work, with close involvement from the client throughout the process.

The SP3JC features a very muscular stance with dynamic sculpturing on the flanks designed to emphasise the frontengine layout, a distinctive air intake outline at the front, and a dramatic rear fascia with horizontal slashes contributing to a wider stance.

The client’s passion for Pop Art is reflected in the strong graphics, and the unique combination of the Azzurro Met and Giallo Modena livery over the main Bianco Italia colour scheme underlines the car’s sensual volumes.

The sporting theme is reinforced by specific detailing such as split glass inserts on the bonnet to show off the 780cv V12 engine, a flying bridge between the fairings of the integral carbon-fibre roll hoops and a brushed aluminium external fuel filler cap.

The seats are trimmed in blue leather with a white insert. The blue leather extends to the lower dashboard and the colour is picked up in the contrasting stitching to the rest of the interior trim.

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