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A TASTE OF TUSCANY: Entertaining in Casalvento ART & ANTIQUES: What to collect now ROMANTIC SPRING DRESSES




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2012 Palm Beach Exhibitors 20th Century Designs A.B. Levy Aaron Faber Antedilubian Antique American Wicker Arader Galleries Art Link International Art World International Ashley John Gallery Asiantiques Atlanta Fine Rugs Benchmark of Palm Beach Betteridge Jewelers Betty Bresler Bruce Kodner Galleries Burlington Paintings Callan Fine Art Camilla Dietz Bergeron Cara Antiques Carlson & Stevenson Antiques Cavalier Galleries Cedric Dupont Antiques Charamonde Jewelry Charles Edwin Puckett Charles L. Washburne Antiques Childs Gallery Chris Beetles Classic Antiques Clayton Antiques Crawford Daniels Antiques Danish Silver David Brooker Fine Art David David Gallery Dawn Hill Antiques Dean Borghi Fine Art Dinan & Chighine Domont Jewelry Drucker Antiques Earle Vandekar of Knightsbridge

Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art Eostone Essex Global Trading Faerber New York Framont Fred Leighton French Country G. Sergeant Antiques Galerie Vivendi Gallery 47 Gallery Afrodit Gavin Spanierman GIOIA Gleason Fine Art Gray Gallery Guarisco Gallery Hancocks & Co. Haynes Fine Art of Broadway Hollis Reh & Shariff Hyland Granby Antiques J. M. Stringer Gallery of Fine Art J.S. Fearnley Jacob’s Diamond & Estate Jewelry Jay Chatellier Fine Art Jewels By VIGGI Jewels in Time Johanna Antiques John Atzbach Antiques John M. Ullman Joyce & Steve Groussman Julia Santen Gallery Kelleher Fine Art Koman Fine Art Larry Dalton Antiques L’Etoile Royale Lillian Nassau Linda Bernell Gallery Linen Merchant Lion Heart Autographs

Lynda Willauer Antiques M. Byworth M.S. Rau Antiques Macklowe Gallery Made In Russia Majolica Marcy Burns Marilyn Garrow Fine Textile Art Mark J. West Mayfair Antiques McCarty Gallery McColl Fine Art Michael A. Latragna Fine Arts Michael Borghi Fine Art Michael Goedhuis Michael Pashby Antiques Michael S. Haber Moira of New Bond Street London Montana Jewelry Moylan / Smelkinson Nelson Rarities Nick & Martine Boston Antiques Nula Thanhauser Onessimo Fine Art Owl’s Roost Antiques Pat Saling Patti Esbia Antique & Estate Jewelry Pearl Master Percy’s Silver Perrisue Silver Philip Chasen Antiques Primavera Gallery Principle Gallery Provident Jewelry Purtell, Jeffrey/Steuben Glass Raymond Lee Jewelers Red Fox Fine Art

Rehs Diamonds Rehs Galleries Richters Rosenberg Diamonds Saddle River Gallery Sallea Antiques Samuel Saidian & Sons Sandra Cronan Santos Scandinavian Antiques & Living Sherry Sheaf & Co. Schillay Fine Art Southport Galleries Spencer Weisz Galleries Stephen Kalms Antiques Steven Neckman Sue Brown Sylvia Powell Decorative Arts T.K. Asian Antiquities The Estate Collection The Fine Arts Conservancy The Kendall Collection The Manhattan Rare Book Company The Silver Fund Tom Veilleux Gallery Toulouse Antique Gallery Tri State Antiques Valerio Antiques Vallejo Gallery Vendome Veronique Bamps Villa del Arte Galleries Weinreb Diamond & Estate Jewelers Wellesley House William Cook Winick-Runsdorf Yafa Jewelry Yvel USA


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Botanical Beauty The spring collections feature floral patterns and feminine silhouettes.

Photography by Richard Reinsdorf


suite dreams Mark Badgley and James Mischka glamourize a suite at The Breakers.


artful trends Art is a personal choice. PBI looks at what people are collecting.

By Daphne Nikolopoulos

By Jennifer Pfaff

84 under a tuscan sky  Palm Beachers Bob and Gudrun Cuillo live la dolce vita in Italy. By Daphne Nikolopoulos 94

from runway to reality Strut the runways of Palm Beach with these designer looks. By Katherine Lande

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100 timing is everything The enduring elegance of rare and antique watches By Susan Powell Brown



Contents v FEBRUARY 2012

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51 45 46

28 from the publisher 30

editor’s letter

32 seen




45  3 questions Christopher Kennedy Lawford 46 insider The best of Palm Beach 48 players Intriguing personalities 20


the look Colorful skins

52 baubles February’s birthstone shines 54 vanity Spring beauty 56 TASTEMAKERS 100 years of Pioneer


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62 high road Rolls-Royce plugs in

PALATE 111 dish Trevini Ristorante’s new digs 112 pour Comforting winter drinks 116 Taste Buccan hits the hot spot 120 dining out PBI’s restaurant guide

HABITAT 129 Rooms Artful living 130 elements Vases for your Valentine blooms



FIRST CLASS Sailing away on a Quest


AGENDA 147 CULTURE Miami City Ballet goes mod 148 CALENDAR What to do and see this month 163 SEEN Hot parties, beautiful people

FINALE 168 Personal style Anka Palitz is on her toes


Photographer: Richard Reinsdorf Model: Tania Balash, Q Model Management, NY Clothing: Dress, Badgley Mischka Couture, Palm Beach Jewelry: House of Lavande, Palm Beach Hair & Makeup: Gina Simone, Cielo Blue Pro, Miami



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I L L U S T R A T E D Publisher Ronald J. Woods Associate Publisher Randie Dalia


Managing Editor Michelle M. Havich

Associate Editor Jennifer Pfaff

Photo by Sheryel Aschfort

Online Editor Stephen Brown Fashion Editor Katherine Lande Food & Wine Editor Mark Spivak

Travel Editor Robert Ragaini

Automotive Editor Howard Walker


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Editorial Director Daphne Nikolopoulos

Design Director Olga M. Gustine Art Directors Reynaldo Martin, Diana Ramírez Associate Art Director Jorge Márquez Digital Imaging Specialist Leonor Alvarez-Maza Contributing Writers

Susan Powell Brown, Liza Grant Smith Contributing Photographers/Illustrators

Gerardo Gazia, Robert Nelson, Richard Reinsdorf Social Photographers

Janis Bucher, Lucien Capehart, Davidoff Studios, Mort Kaye, Lila Photo, Paulette Martin, Studio Palm Beach

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Passionately Involved f you count Super Bowl Sunday, this month brings three of my favorite days. While Valentine’s Day has its obvious merits, I like Groundhog Day as well. Although it’s not an actual “holiday” in the truest sense of the word, I enjoy the tongue-in-cheek tradition that supposedly tells us whether spring is right around the corner or we’re in for an extended winter. Most of us understand it’s scientifically meaningless, but I suppose we eagerly take notice of anything that calls itself a barometer of the future because we always want the scoop, inside information. But, really, what does it matter if we get another month of gray weather? I find there are seldom any cloudy days when I surround myself with people who bring their own sunshine, as the saying goes. When you associate with people who do what they love, their attitude is contagious. All my life, I have been fortunate to have lived and worked with exceptionally passionate people. Family, friends and colleagues at various times have all shown me how deeply they care about their particular pursuits—whether it’s their careers, their favorite causes or their personal interests—and that ultimately inspires me in many ways. It’s easy to find myself invigorated about my own pursuits after spending even a little bit of time with them. At our offices, for example, it’s therapeutic to walk around and simply observe some of the brightest people in the publishing business in action. For most of them, this is more than a job; it’s a reflection of their own personalities—a calling. Of course, this is not unique to us. Business executives (the late Steve Jobs of Apple immediately comes to mind), teachers, physicians, even a friend of mine whose hobby is handcrafting fine furniture … the world is filled with people passionate about what they do. Those are the people whose company I seek. And, yes, passion in the traditional sense—the kind associated with Valentine’s Day—can be just as energizing. There is nothing quite as simultaneously impressive and amusing as watching people going to every extent possible to demonstrate they’re worthy of someone else’s affection, plying them with flowers, jewelry, chocolates and other indulgences. It’s easy to feed off that kind of verve and vivacity, regardless of your own romantic attachments at the time. In the end, we’re not at the mercy of a rodent in Pennsylvania to tell us whether we’ll see cold, gray skies. Engaging with those who radiate passion and energy on a daily basis overcomes any weather forecast. What we choose to experience is entirely up to us.




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Passionate Nature s E. M. Forster once said, “One person with passion is better than 40 people merely interested.” Nothing could be truer. The men and women who feel strongly about something end up becoming our icons and our inspirations. This month’s issue is devoted to these individuals and their passionate pursuits. First on the roster are Bob and Gudrun Cuillo, who live life with such enthusiasm and humor that it is contagious. Everyone loves to be around them—and it isn’t only because they are so successful at their endeavors, the most recent of which is winemaking in Italy’s Chianti Classico region. These two are larger than life, and it’s nowhere more evident than around their dinner table. Bob, a home cook who could out-sauté many chefs, and Gudrun, a flawless hostess with an eye for beauty, share their bounty when they entertain—be it in Palm Beach or Tuscany. See for yourself in “Under a Tuscan Sky,” on page 84. When people are passionate about something, it shows in everything they touch. Such is the case with Mark Badgley and James Mischka, whose glamorous designs have gone beyond the runway into the hallowed halls of The Breakers. With the unveiling of the Imperial Designer Suite, Mark and James have shown how versatile they are—and how their eye for fabric, texture and detail extends seamlessly to interior design. For some of their favorite objects, turn to “Suite Dreams,” on page 78. Acquisition is an art. It goes beyond the immediate emotional benefits of a purchase to encompass such concepts as investment potential and appreciation. For collectors who buy for both love and value, we present a roundup of expert voices on the art of collecting. Turn to “Artful Trends,” on page 80. I hope our own passion for bringing you the best of the Palm Beach lifestyle shows in the pages that follow. Enjoy the issue!

Daphne Nikolopoulos


I’ve thought Clay Conley was a star since first tasting his cuisine at Azul, in Miami’s Mandarin Oriental. So ecstatic that he’s part of the Palm Beach culinary scene. Read the review of his Buccan on page 116.



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Illustrated is turning 60, and we couldn’t be more excited. Be sure to pick up the 60th anniversary issue next month for a special edition of “The Palm Beach 20”—and other great content.

The spirit of collaboration is alive and well at Michelle Farmer Collaborate, the jeweler’s new (and ultrachic!) Palm Beach boutique featuring far more than baubles. More on page 46.

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COCKTAIL CULTURE Event: Exhibition opening gala Location: Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach 1. Katherine Lande, Matthew Gebbert, Beth Beattie, Zachary Potter 2. Leo and Kathryn Vecellio 3. Hope Alswang, Annie Falk, Michelle Finamore 4. Kemp and Edith Stickney 5. Christine and Bill Aylward 6. Jean and Fred Sharf






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MORSELIFE Dinner dance Theme: An Evening in Paris Location: The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach 1. Jane and Stanley Blum 2. Lori Gendelman, Roberta Kozloff 3. Richard and Barbara Rothschild 4. Andrea Stark, Heidi Schuster 5. Donald Trump, Phyllis Krock 6. Sara Fabrikant, Fiona Scharf, Susan Mendik-Tarkinow, Phyllis Mack





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Actor, author and activist Christopher Kennedy Lawford will come to town February 5 to speak at CARP’s annual spring luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Manalapan. CARP, which stands for Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs Inc., provides prevention, education and treatment services to people and families battling addictions. Lawford, who has been in recovery himself for more than 25 years, has written two books, the memoir Systems of Withdrawal and Moments of Clarity. He also is involved with Caron Treatment Centers, the United Nations and the World Health Organization in efforts to raise awareness and money to help people move from addiction to recovery. —Michelle M. Havich

Jann CObb

n Why are groups like CARP important to you? CARP does amazing work for folks who need services, and it does it on a level where it affects people from all different economic levels. It’s critical to me that these organizations are supported and that we do everything we can in order to get them attention. n What are you going to talk about at the spring luncheon? I’m going to talk about how [addiction] is a treatable illness, and the prevalence of it. I’m going to talk about the interconnectedness of all addictive disease— chemical as well as process addictions. I’m going to be talking about stigma and the kinds of things I’m going to be doing in the next year, releasing a book and some tools, including a website that’s all about trying to keep people in recovery longer. n The Kennedys had a strong presence in Palm Beach. Did you spend a lot of time here? We had a great time in Palm Beach. I love that Mizner house that my grandfather owned; it’s my favorite house that I was ever in in my whole life. I went there probably three or four times a year with my cousins. I loved it there. | FEBRUARY 2012 45

forwardvinsider A Century of Sparkle


It’s been 100 years since Hamilton Jewelers opened its first store of dazzling jewelry in Trenton, New Jersey. Since then, the family business has expanded to five locations, including Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. In honor of this milestone, the jeweler is introducing a new sterling silver and diamond pendant every month throughout 2012 for only $100. January’s was a snowflake and February’s is a heart—perfect for Valentine’s Day. (561659-6788,

Chic Boutique Palm Beacher Michelle Farmer has made a name for herself designing jewelry with pearls, leather and diamonds. Now, she’s expanding her repertoire with Michelle Farmer Collaborate, an eclectic resort wear boutique she opened at 105 North County Road that features chic items from artists, clothing designers, lighting designers and, of course, her jewelry line. “It is like a mini Barneys in Palm Beach,” says Farmer, whose long-term goal is to incorporate her own clothing designs into the mix. The boutique, which hosts fashion shows at Nick and Johnnie’s every Saturday afternoon (be sure to make reservations), will exhibit Vincent Brandi’s oil-on-canvas work through February 15 and host an invitation-only cocktail party February 17 featuring Rush Zimmerman photography. Palm Beach (

Time Travel Board a trolley and ride through West Palm Beach’s past with the Historic Trolley Tours, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. The tour guide, portraying a woman engaged to a World War II serviceman, shares the history of such landmarks as the 1916 Courthouse and highlights the area’s architectural styles. The 45-minute tours will run through April 21 and are offered Fridays at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The tour costs $5; children aged 10 and younger ride for free. (561-833-8873,

Top Dog A local dog that won a recent national competition gets to relive its moment in the spotlight when the show airs on TV this month. GCH CH Jaset’s Satisfaction (who goes by “London”), a standard poodle from Palm Beach Gardens, captured Best in Show and $50,000 in prize money at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando in December. Tune in to the local ABC channel on February 4 to watch London steal the show—and the judge’s hearts. Check local listings for air times.

Museum-worthy Jim Alterman began collecting art when he was 12 or 13 years old, and he hasn’t stopped since. As a result, the part-time Manalapan resident, who owns Ashley John Gallery in Palm Beach and Jim’s of Lambertville in New Jersey, has opened a third gallery. Also named Ashley John Gallery, after his 6-year-old twins, the new location—at 820 South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach—boasts 9,300 square feet of antiques and more than 500 paintings. Among the eclectic collection are antique pedal cars (including a RollsRoyce), a 6-foot-tall robot created in the 1950s and the statue of Nipper the RCA dog that sat atop the company’s factory in Chicago. (561-804-6688) 46





forwardvplayers pluck o’ the irish

Declan Joyce’s Irish eyes are smiling,

thanks in part to Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase, his costars in Not Another Not Another Movie, a lampoon of the spoof movie genre,

Mccobb educates children and adults about organic farming. “I teach them that we are nature and we belong to our environment.”

green thumb

As a lead gardener at The Breakers, Jason Mc-

Cobb tasked himself with creating an organic and sustainable garden in limited space, recycling as many as 3,000 pounds a week out of the ban-

which marks his seventeenth film since moving

quet kitchen for compost and growing items that

to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue acting full

were difficult to source and lent themselves to

time. Joyce often makes trips to Palm Beach to

the environment, like microgreens. Now known

visit his family, and his travel log also includes

as Farmer Jay, he has partnered with Ellenville

annual pilgrimages to Ireland, where his par-

Garden Center to offer Moonlit Farmers’ Market

ents are citizens. Joyce says that while the life

every Thursday evening. McCobb has researched

of an actor is all about extremes—being both

what’s being farmed in Central and South Amer-

the most challenging and most rewarding thing

ica and incorporates his knowledge into Farmer

he has ever done—it’s a life he couldn’t imag-

Jay Pure Organics, which grows vegetables, builds

ine not living. —Liza Grant Smith

gardens and provides composted soil. —L.G.S.

Joyce spends his off hours participating in philanthropic efforts such as the Love Ride to benefit children with autism, the One Campaign to find a cure for AIDS, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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Fifteen years ago, cyclist Raphael Clemente

was pursuing an Olympic medal, placing twelfth in the qualifier for the 1996 Atlanta games. These days he’s proving his mettle in West Palm Beach as the executive director for the Downtown Development Authority. Thanks to his travels throughout the world, Clemente saw the way public transportation systems worked for more than just motor vehicles. He hopes to use some of the best practices to improve our community. “There is a large percentage of our population in Palm Beach County that can’t or doesn’t drive a car for one reason or another, and that’s a segment of the population that’s being marginalized by the way our transportation systems have been designed,” he says. —L.G.S.



Cycling is still a part of Clemente’s everyday life. He bikes to work and enjoys the impromptu “rolling social club” along A1A.

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Royal Purple These stunning earrings from the Stephen Russell collection feature amethysts and diamonds set in platinum. Price upon request. New York (212-5706900,

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Elegant Edge The edgy style of Stephen Webster’s Jewels Verne Skeleton Cuff ($1,550) is perfect for the rock star Aquarius or Pisces on your gift list, with two faceted amethysts set in black rhodium-plated metal, accented with rose gold-plated rivets. Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens (561-6949009,

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All is bright this spring. Eyes get a megadose of color with primary and jewel tones, such as Deborah Koepper’s eye shadow trio in Aquamarine, Amethyst and Sage ($45, Deborah Koepper Salon, Palm Beach) and Make Up For Ever shadows in Cabaret, Solar Power and Cockatoo ($19 each, Sephora). Lips get a fresh coral hue with Burberry Lip Cover in Golden Peach ($30, Nordstrom) and Dolce & Gabbana The Charm Pencil lip liner in Fire ($33, Saks Fifth Avenue). For the face, go bare with a hint of rosy glow. Our picks include Chanel’s Blush Horizon ($58, Chanel, Palm Beach) and Guerlain’s Météorites Cruel Gardenia illuminating powder ($67, Guerlain at The Breakers, Palm Beach).



style v tastemakers Decades of Decor Pioneer Linens is one of West Palm Beach’s oldest and most well-known luxury home decor purveyors. Founded in 1912 by Max Greenberg as a hardware supplier in Lake Worth, the original location was destroyed by a hurricane in 1928, prompting the move to its current Clematis Street location, as well as a change in merchandise. Although the products have evolved from hammers and kerosene stoves to fine linens and Egyptian cotton towels, the four-generation family business—now known nationwide—has always upheld high standards for luxury lines and quality customer service. In honor of its centennial, Pioneer Linens will celebrate with a February 7 luncheon at The Mar-a-Lago Club. PBI spoke with the company’s vice president, Penny Murphy, Greenberg’s granddaughter, and asked about her family store’s prestigious offerings and her take on decor trends and tips. —Jennifer Pfaff cloths in extra-long sizes for a black-tie affair.

PBI: How has the Palm Beach market in-

embroidered linen wine bags that make a

fluenced Pioneer Linens over the years?

nice presentation. Our boxed French-milled,

MURPHY: First of all, most of our Palm

hand-etched soaps are a popular item. We

collections, including a mosaic design in

Beach clients are only in Palm Beach for

also recommend our little linen cocktail

several colors that would be perfect for an

a few months out of the year. We have

wine cozy (stem wraps for wine or Cham-

island home. We have also added a spa ac-

been committed to keeping our store well-

pagne). We also have a popular collection

cessory group. To go with the spa selection,

stocked so when someone is having a party

of hand-designed white linen guest towels

we just received the most beautiful heirloom

or a guest is flying into town for a weekend

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white linen dinner napkins or 10 yellow striped cabana towels, down pillows and

Tell us some tricks for arranging a stun-

wonderful sheets.

ning table setting.

Most of our customers are well trav-

My white tablecloths act as a clean canvas

eled. It is a challenge to find beautiful and

for me to create some interesting table

unique collections for them. Sometimes, we

designs. There are many ways to add color.

have added merchandise at a client’s sug-

You can layer on another tablecloth or use

gestion. Our yacht division was developed

placemats on top of the cloth. I am a big fan

after we were asked to provide custom

of integrating lots of different textures. I also

sheets for several clients’ boats.

love mixing my grandmother’s china with colorful chargers

What trends are you noticing in

and chunky napkin

home decor?

rings. I have found

The biggest trend that we are seeing is how

it really interesting

our clients make up the beds. Opulence

to incorporate old

is out, but comfort and luxury are still key

and new.

factors when choosing linens. White and ivory are still the most desired

What great new

colors in bed linens. Accent colors show

finds will shop-

up in embroidered designs and great ac-

pers find in Pioneer Linens this year?

cent pieces. The days of very formal bed

We have just added our own Pioneer Linens

coverings are over. Our clients want a more

signature bedding line. The sheets are em-

relaxed feeling that has a soothing and com-

broidered and loomed from a fine Egyptian

forting appeal when they get in their bed.

cotton percale.

What is the perfect hostess gift?

year, adding lots of color and designs. We

One certainly cannot go wrong with a

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diversions first class v ON A QUEST Seabourn’s newest ship elevates the cruising experience. By Daphne Nikolopoulos

The Seabourn experience is so different that the cruise line doesn’t even call its vessels ships. It refers to them as “the yachts of Seabourn.” True, they are much smaller than typical cruise ships. The largest in the fleet—the Odyssey, Sojourn and the new Quest—can accommodate up to 450 guests, with the smaller ships limited to 208. For comparison purposes, large ocean liners have a guest capacity of about 1,000, with some mammoth superliners going as high as 2,500. | FEBRUARY 2012 59

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Clockwise from top left: the Observation Bar on the top deck; the pool area; the Spa Villa; a Seabourn Suite. Preceding page: the new Seabourn Quest.



And yet there is nothing small about the experience. On the Quest, which recently made its debut on North American shores, every room is a suite, and 90 percent of these have balconies. Unlike other lines’ staterooms, where you always seem to be bumping into the furniture, even the most basic suites on the Quest have walk-in closets, generous sitting areas, writing desks, tables inside and out for private dining (any meal can be taken in suite), and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers and double vanities. Public spaces are large, too (with the exceptions of the casino and Restaurant 2, the more-intriguing dining option, which seats only 48). For example, the two-deck spa measures 11,400 square feet and offers a Kinesis wall, herbal bath facilities and an extraordinary indoor/outdoor spa villa that is ideal for couples.

Right: the Signature Suite. Below: the hallway leading to the main restaurant.

The main benefit of cruising Seabourn, however, is the service, in both quantity— the Quest’s mostly European crew numbers upward of 330, for a guest-to-crew ratio of nearly one-to-one—and quality. The company training must be rigorous, because these polished men and women ensure you want for nothing. If you happen to be aboard a cruise that offers the Caviar in the Surf experience, you’ll know what we mean. After the ship anchors, servers walk in the shallows with trays in hand to ply you with Champagne and caviar as you float without a care. It may not be for everyone, but no one can dispute it is the height of indulgence. As you read this, the Quest is on its maiden world cruise, stopping at such ports as Cape Town, South Africa, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, before terminating in Venice, Italy, in April. That enviable itinerary includes enrichment programs like lectures by composer Marvin Hamlisch and astronaut/aquanaut Scott Carpenter, performances at the Saigon Opera House, and private tours of the eponymous winery of golfer (and Jupiter resident) Ernie Els. All this is typical of the Seabourn experience, where much is lavished upon few. After tasting it once, it’s hard to imagine any other way. u




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Luxury PLUG AND PLAY Driving the remarkable new electric Rolls-Royce Phantom 102EX is a lesson in current affairs. BY HOWARD WALKER

Sleeping babies make more noise than this. Marcel Marceau performing before Benedictine nuns creates a greater ruckus. All you hear from your throne-like driver’s seat is a distant whoosh of wind noise, the muted thrum of tires pitter-pattering over acned asphalt. We’re driving an electric Rolls-Royce. No, not one of those cheesy chrome-grilled golf carts you see at PGA National or The Breakers West. This is the Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom Experimental Electric, to give it its full title. Instead of a gas-gulping V12 engine under that mile-long hood— 11 mpg city on a good day—there’s a 1,400-pound battery pack comprising 96 lithium-ion cells cranking out 71 kilowatt hours of juice. Hook it up to your laptop and it’ll run until the next century. All this voltage and wattage is channeled to two enormous electric motors ironically occupying the real estate normally reserved for the gas tank. Together, they crank out an impressive 389 horsepower and axle-twisting 590 pound-feet of torque. The Hoover Dam in full flow doesn’t generate this kind of energy. The end result? Zero-to-60 mph acceleration in fewer than 8 sec62


onds and, most important, around 125 miles on a single charge— without a single drop of Mr. Texaco’s finest consumed in the process. But don’t go rushing down to your local Rolls-Royce retailer just yet. This 102EX is a one-off, high-tech rolling test bed to help Rolls engineers explore ways to lessen their size 14 carbon footprint and explore alternative powertrain technologies. It’s also given Rolls-Royce the opportunity to discover whether its customers around the globe would be partial to an electric Phantom. Since its debut last spring, the car has been flown, trucked and trailered to no fewer than 28 international cities—everywhere from Shanghai to Singapore, Paris to Pebble Beach—where customers have eased behind the wheel. Stop 26 on the 102EX World Tour was Miami, where we got the chance to find out “watt” this plug-in Roller was all about and whether it had the volts to take us “ohm.” (Sorry; couldn’t resist.) From the outside, there’s little to distinguish the 102EX from the standard Phantom. It has stunning one-off Atlantic Chrome blue paintwork that features minuscule chrome particles in its 16 coats.

You might also notice the gorgeous Lalique-like translucent Spirit of Ecstasy made of polycarbonate. At night, tiny LEDs cause it to glow with an eerie blue hue. With no key to twist or engine to crank, the 102EX is ready at the prod of the accelerator. And accelerate it does, like a clown being shot out of a circus cannon. From standstill to 30 mph, it’ll shame Ferraris, so explosive is the off-the-line thrust. But what’s so crazy-spooky about this car is its total absence of noise as you rocket forward. There’s no revving engine, no revving anything. It just lunges forward in dead-of-night silence. After this initial thrust, performance tails off ever so slightly; the benchmark 0-to-60 mph sprint is covered in a whisker under 8 sec-

onds, compared to 5.7 seconds for the gasoline Phantom. And to conserve energy, top speed is limited to 100 mph instead of 155. While 102EX has a socket to plug in a charging cable—it’s where the filler cap usually lives—the really cool feature is its induction charging. A receiver pad is mounted underneath the car’s battery pack, and the idea is that a similar-sized transfer pad is mounted on the ground—say, in your home garage or office parking space. Then you simply drive the Phantom over the pad and park it, and the miracles of induction charging will transfer electrons across the five-inch gap to charge the batteries. No cables, no plugs. With household-appliance 220 volts, a full recharge would take around eight hours. Rolls-Royce says there are no plans to put the EX into production. That said, some kind of electric powertrain—maybe an advanced gas-electric-hybrid—will likely be in its future. One thing’s for sure: This is certainly an electrifying start to its program. u

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Photography by Richard Reinsdorf Shot by Palm Beach Illustrated on location at Mounts Botanical Gardens, West Palm Beach 68


Floral print dress, Blumarine, similar styles, Bloomingdale’s, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton; earrings, Chopard, Palm Beach; bracelets, House of Lavande, Palm Beach.

Printed long scarf dress, Emilio Pucci, Palm Beach; heels, Jimmy Choo, Palm Beach; earrings, ring, Chopard, Palm Beach; necklace, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. Opposite page: Black floral print crepe de chine deep-V gown, Douglas Hannant, Palm Beach; earrings, Chopard, Palm Beach; necklace, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. | FEBRUARY 2012 71

Sportmax floral studded peplum dress, belt, Max Mara, Palm Beach; heels, Jimmy Choo, Palm Beach; necklaces, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. Opposite page: Mark + James sequin tank top, floral print pants, belt, Badgley Mischka, Palm Beach; earrings, bracelets, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. | FEBRUARY 2012 73

Silk chiffon onion and floral print dress, Dolce & Gabbana, Bal Harbour; diamond bracelet, Chopard, Palm Beach; earrings, bracelets, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. Opposite page: Strapless dress, floral embroidered top, satin shoes, Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour; necklaces, House of Lavande, Palm Beach. 74


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SUITE DREAMS Mark Badgley and James Mischka bring a megadose of glamour to The Breakers’ Imperial Designer Suite. by daphne nikolopoulos | photography by ROBERT NELSON

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, the design duo behind the red-carpet looks of fashion powerhouse Badgley Mischka, love a challenge. The latest one involved three things they are passionate about: interior design, The Breakers and Palm Beach. When the opportunity arose to design The Breakers’ Imperial Designer Suite, the two enthusiastically accepted. “The Breakers has always been a beacon in Palm Beach for us,” says Mischka. “We have been coming here for years.” Their strategy was to infuse the suite with the hotel’s original glamour. “We took cues from the amazing lobby and archival pictures of the property,” says Badgley. “The palette was inspired by the coffered ceilings of the grand public spaces of The Breakers; materials and details recall the homes of friends of ours here that date to the 1920s and 1930s.” Staying true to their aesthetic, they began with historical references but ended with some1 thing thoroughly modern and glamorous. “We are in love with faceted mirrored walls and silk upholstered wall panels, as well as colors that straddle definitions—is it gold? platinum?—for a feeling of old-world glamour that is totally au courant,” says Badgley. “The grosgrain detail on the silk tweed sofa and billowing, ball gown-like draperies is a detail we use on our evening wear; the furniture is covered in couture fabrics adapted for the suite.” The designers admit it was an intensive project, but are quick to call it a labor of love. “We sourced everything, from the stone floor tiles to the custom furniture to the tissue-box covers,” says Mischka. “It was important to us to use sources that had a Palm Beach connection.” u



Murano glass lamp, circa 1960s, from Todd Hase ( “This was the first accessory we matched to the polychrome ceilings in the lobby. And the sea urchin shapes Custom brass and mica light fixture from just said ‘Palm Beach’ to us,” says Badgley. Seashell and cast sculptor (and fellow equestrian) Marsia Holzer ( concrete console, circa 1940s, from Palm Beach Antique & Design Center, West Palm Beach ( “Our favorite piece,” says Badgley. “It was the crowning touch for the Raw silk bergère in front of a faceted mirrored wall in the bedroom. “What a glam suite.” Shell console place to put on your shoes,” says Mischka. “You will feel like Jean Harlow.” made of repurposed parts with antiqued mirror accents, from Coco House & Company, West Palm Beach ( and 1930s sunburst mirror, from F.S. Henemader An original Badgley Mischka sketch in Antiques, Palm Beach ( French grosgrain signature detailing on the custom silk tweed sofa from the dressing room. Todd Hase ( The same detail was used on the silk taffeta “ball gown” draperies.














Mark Badgley (left) and James Mischka at the suite they designed for The Breakers. Behind them is an antiqued mirror sofa table with gold Murano glass lamps.

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Trends Keeping up with what is hot in the world of art collecting By Jennifer Pfaff

Trends often are not easy to detect until they no longer exist. They’re especially difficult to define in the broad realm of art collecting, which is based on an individual art lover’s heart’s desires. With the variety of media created and art’s subjective qualities, a must-have piece for one collector could be an eyesore to another. Auction sales, gallery displays and the industry professionals who study both provide some clues as to what is driving private art collections. And for those who follow trends in art collecting, Palm Beach may be a good place to observe. “The Palm Beach market is the microcosm of the American market. We have many Europeans who come here, we have many Canadians, we have very sophisticated collectors,” says Lee Ann Lester, coowner of International Fine Art Expositions, which organized ArtPalmBeach.

Contemporary art: “the art of the moment” Antique sancai pottery earth spirits, or ch’i-t’ou, were crafted during the Tang dynasty and used as tomb guardians to accompany and protect the deceased into the afterlife.



When Ralph Hubbard Norton founded the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach in 1941, most of the works that made up the museum’s collection were contemporary pieces. Today, the museum is home to more than 7,000 works across five genres, but the museum’s contemporary roots remains one of the most talked-about areas of collecting, says Charlie Stainback, assistant director of the Norton. “It’s the art of the moment,” Stainback says. “It’s what’s there. It grabs one’s attention.” It’s certainly grabbing attention in South Florida.

The Norton currently is showing works by Jenny Saville and Tacita Dean and will host a series of exhibitions by other contemporary female artists over the next five years. Last month, contemporary art fair ArtPalmBeach exhibited at the Palm Beach County Convention Center for the fifteenth year. Miami also is home to two major contemporary art collections, the Rubell Family Collection and the Margulies Collection at The Warehouse. Many contemporary artists who have been around for decades and worked alongside more well-established artists are “seeing significant revivals in their names,” Lester says. “There’s a whole body of work coming out of that generation now.” Regionalist George Wardlaw is one, she says. For more than 60 years, the American artist has created abstract paintings and large sculptures that explore spirituality, experimenting with colors and shapes. His works include series such as canvases of apples and geometric shapes, interpretive paintings of the Ten Commandments and arrangements of wooden or aluminum columns. Jun Kaneko, who exhibited at ArtPalmBeach, is another, Lester says. Born in Japan in 1942, Kaneko moved to the United States in 1963 to study art. Although his resume includes two-dimensional works and, recently, costume design, it’s his sculptures that are drawing attention now. Kaneko has created collections of large-scale figures, such as six-foot bronze heads and round ceramic pieces called dangos, which is Japanese for “rounded form.” Stainback has noticed a rising popularity among art

ists like Christian Marclay, who creates sound collages using turntables and records; Robert Gober, who’s largely known for creating sculptures of common objects such as sinks or lifelike human legs; and John Currin, who paints satirical and provocative images. Many of today’s contemporary works are created by industrial-minded artists who, instead of pursuing careers in architecture or similar veins, are making a name for themselves by blending media like functional art, metalsmith, wood and video—“all means of artistic endeavor,” Lester says. “Certainly, design as we once knew it is a much broader term, now involving a significant impact of both architects [and] designers who are producing both unique and limited-edition functional pieces of artwork. And those two are going into this vast new collectible realm of works,” she says.

From left to right: Dango, Jun Kaneko; a Chinese porcelain charger created during the K’ang-Hsi Period of the Ch’ing dynasty; The Ark of the Covenant, George Wardlaw, acrylic on aluminum.

Asian art: “collecting beyond the immediate region” In the Far East, China’s booming economy has created an emerging class of wealthy residents and, subsequently, art collectors, who are purchasing works created in their country. “It’s their heritage,” Stainback says. The trend has crossed the sea. Scott Diament, CEO of the Palm Beach Show Group, which is organizing the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show this month, has observed an increased demand for Chinese antiquities made from materials such as jade, porcelain and ivory. The collectibles range from $1,000 to $63 million—prices that have jumped because of higher bids at auctions in China, he says. | FEBRUARY 2012 81

Chinese art is “a category that has a lot of attention to it, and it could be a very good area if you’re starting to collect, if you gravitate toward that type of art,” Diament says. Many Americans do, Lester says. “Americans, fortunately, have always had a vast sense of collecting beyond the immediate region they live in and have always had very open minds to good quality works from all different nationalities,” she says.

Antique jewelry: “high art” From left to right: an ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty solid nephrite jade bear; an Antoine Bricteux pendant brooch, representive of art nouveau jewelry; “bow” diamond brooch by Calvin & Cie., representative of art deco jewelry.

In December, an ancient Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty nephrite jade bear sold for $8 million at an auction held by Elite Decorative Arts in Boynton Beach. Made between 475 B.C. and 220 A.D., the sculpture was the largest-known jade figurine of its time and only the second item the auction house has sold for more than $1 million. Beyond antiques, Chinese contemporary artists like Liu Bolin are making waves internationally, Diament says. A sculptor and painter, Bolin is largely known for photographing himself painted into his surroundings, often using busy scenes such as city streets, supermarket aisles and construction sites as backdrops. Bolin is barely detectable in each photograph, camouflaging his painted clothes and body into the background. 82


Like traditional artists, jewelers create unique, handcrafted pieces. And many collectors consider these haute accessories wearable works of art. “Antique jewelry at this point has been elevated to high art,” says Diament, a graduate gemologist who owns six jewelry stores. Art nouveau and art deco jewelry are especially desirable among collectors today, he says, pointing to a more than 20 percent price increase among such pieces in the last five years. Art nouveau pieces are characterized by curvy lines and nature-inspired shapes; art deco jewelry is more symmetrical and eclectic. The best-selling pieces, Diament says, are antique collections of today’s well-known names: Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Van Cleef and Arpels, and Buccellati. Notably, colored diamonds are in high demand, Diament says. In November 2011, the world’s largest known yellow diamond sold for $10.9 million. The pear-shaped Sun-Drop Diamond is 110.3 carats and was discovered in South Africa. In Palm Beach, jeweler David Morris created Ocean Blue, a 109.1-carat blue and white diamond necklace that costs $57 million. The flawless necklace includes a 22.22-carat pear-shaped drop and a 5.12-carat ovalshaped blue diamond. “The Palm Beach market does like blue diamonds, pink diamonds, yellow diamonds,” Diament says.

Nineteenth and twentieth century American paintings: “incredible investments” Three years ago, John Surovek appraised an art collector’s Eastman Johnson painting at $275,000. This summer, he gave her an updated figure: between $325,000 and $350,000. But when he offered to buy the painting from her, she declined. “Interestingly, the only thing I have that’s increased in value is my American painting,” she told him. “So I’d like to keep it.” The scenario reflects a trend occurring among collectors of nineteenth and twentieth century American paintings: They’re holding onto their artworks so they increase in value. “Great paintings really do a lot in your home. They really do. But they’ve also become incredible investments,” says Surovek, whose Palm Beach gallery specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century American art. The tightened grip from sellers has only increased demand from buyers because of the rarity of these works in the market. Surovek says he’s received nearly four times as many calls from collectors looking for paintings by such exceptional artists as Jasper Johns, Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent. “It just seems like everybody is looking for the best of what you have,” he says. The requests for pieces by top-tier names suggest collectors have become more educated and aware of quality, says Clay Surovek, John’s son, who co-owns the gallery. “The days of people not knowing the values and what they have are gone,” he says. “Anything I get in by Edward Hopper or Mark Lewis or even Thomas Hart Benton, those things are generally pretty easy to place.” In regards to subject matter, most collectors are searching for two kinds of paintings, John says. One is edenic landscapes, which depict nature scenes with no signs of man’s existence. The other is impressionist

paintings of women and children. These subjects are common in nineteenth and twentieth century paintings, John says, but the availability of quality works overall is slim—a trend that may reflect John’s own advice for collecting art. “Buy the best that you can afford,” he says. “That’s key.” Despite the trends, collectors shouldn’t buy a particular work of art simply because it was created by a wellknown artist or is popular at the moment, Lester says. “Expose yourself to as many different forms of art,” she recommends. “Develop your own sense of what you emotionally relate to and that gives you a great deal of joy. Nobody should tell you. And truly make art, just as reading novels, as going to the movies, one of your great cultural experiences that will enrich your life.” u

Clockwise from top left: Estate jewelry featuring colored diamonds, such as this 18-karat gold ring set with natural fancy yellow diamond and 1.13-carat natural fancy pinkish-purple diamond ring, are highly collectible. Nineteenth and twentieth century American art is in high demand now. Collectible pieces include Beech Tree by Andrew Wyeth and Schooners at Anchor by Winslow Homer. | FEBRUARY 2012 83

Under a Tuscan Sky

Palm Beachers Bob and Gudrun Cuillo cultivate the good life at their home and wineries in Italy’s Chianti Classico region. By Daphne Nikolopoulos | Photography by Gerardo Gazia 84


In Casalvento, all Bob and Gudrun could see was potential—and the promise of a way of life they had both yearned for.


n a hilltop in Tuscany, above a valley planted with vines and olive trees, sits a thousandyear-old stone house that is the apex of the three paragons of la dolce vita—love, laughter and lemon pasta. If you don’t know about that third one, let us tell you a story. It begins in 1997, when Bob Cuillo and Gudrun Dobai took a trip to Tuscany and fell in love. Not with each other—that had already happened that summer—but with a run-down, 370-acre property called Casalvento. They could see past the hospitallike interiors, the low ceilings and the baffling absence of a kitchen. In fact, all they could see was potential—and the promise of a way of life they had both yearned for.



Bob had purchased the place, along with the rights to plant Chianti Classico-region grapes, and had begun planting Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot. As their relationship matured, he and Gudrun harvested the grapes and tried their hand at making wine. They renovated the farmhouse and built a stateof-the-art wine cellar. In 2002, just after they were married, they bought Livernano, the property on the adjacent hilltop. It took more than a few trials, but by 2004 they had a small production of 6,000 bottles— and a bona fide business. None of this is surprising, considering Bob is a serial entrepreneur with a talent for turning everything he touches to gold. A former New York cop who moved to Florida with nothing but his ambition, he parlayed a stint as a used-car salesman into a major automotive

Casalvento sits on a hillside, surrounded by cypress, gardens and vineyards (above). Opposite page: Bob Cuillo picks lettuce from his expansive garden, where he and Gudrun grow a cornucopia of fruit, vegetables, herbs and nuts. Preceding pages: Bob and Gudrun Cuillo at home in Casalvento, in Italy’s Chianti region. | FEBRUARY 2012 87

Clockwise from right: The painting in the family room is by Gudrun’s mother; Bob and Gudrun in the kitchen; the formal living room in the renovated farmhouse. Opposite: Gudrun creates a happy table setting.

franchise, with more than 30 dealerships across the country. Because he had a passion for music (“I wanted to be the next Frank Sinatra but no one would let me,” he says) and performing, he began producing Broadway shows in the early 1980s. He produced or coproduced more than 30 shows, including La Cage Aux Folles, Dream, Ring of Fire and a revival of The Odd Couple. He discovered Menopause: The Musical in a small venue in Orlando and brought it to South Florida, eventually touring it around the world. And as a member of the National Italian American Foundation, he helped produce the Washington, D.C. concert that catapulted a then-unknown Italian tenor named Andrea Bocelli to international fame. He’s since sold the dealerships but is still involved in show business, now concentrating more on music than theater. The wineries of Livernano and Casalvento, and peripheral businesses including a Tuscan country inn, are his passion. The Cuillos now produce 350,000 bottles, many of which are awardwinning. “We sent in our top wines to Wine Spectator and won more than 90 points for every one,” Bob says. “There is a lot of excitement around the wines. This is one of the fastest-growing businesses in Tuscany at the moment.” | FEBRUARY 2012 89

The beautiful thing about breaking bread with the Cuillos is the sheer joy they bring to the table. There is no pretense, no worries and no rush. The Cuillos love to entertain with home-cooked meals and their own wines. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Bob tosses his string bean salad; salmon, pesto and whitefish spreads in tart shells; a toast to the good life; prosciutto and melon; enjoying lunch.




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A true connoisseur (he’s been a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for 25 years, and was southeast regional bailli for Florida and the Caribbean), Bob has an intuitive understanding of wine, food and hospitality that makes him a natural for this business. Austrian-born Gudrun, a former stage makeup artist who once worked at the Vienna State Opera, has an eye for beauty and a palate for wine (she does the blending for all their vintages and created the Casalvento rosé sparkling, Dream, using a recipe from the 1920s). That combination could only mean one thing: If you receive an invitation to dine at the Cuillos’, be it in Tuscany or Palm Beach, accept posthaste. This is exactly what a group of friends did last summer, when the Cuillos hosted an alfresco lunch in the Casalvento gardens. Gudrun set the scene—a sunny table with sunflowers and grapevines picked from the garden—while Bob cooked. Bob, by the way, always cooks. It’s a personal passion, and one he does well. “I’ll tell you something,” he says, almost conspiratorially. “I’m pretty good. Ask my mother-in-law.” “We don’t even go out,” says Gudrun. “My husband’s cooking is known | FEBRUARY 2012 91

Clockwise from far left: Bob’s famous lemon pasta; bruschetta with vine-ripe tomatoes; Florentine pastries using nuts and fruits from the Cuillos’ garden; penne with fresh tomato, garlic, pancetta and mozzarella; “Salute.”

as the best in Tuscany. We have restaurant owners who come to our house and try to copy his menu.” For this light summer menu, he made some of his favorite vegetable and pasta dishes. He cooked up a batch of fresh string beans, which he tossed with cherry tomatoes, roasted walnuts, garlic and a raspberry vinaigrette. For his bruschetta, he chopped up just-picked tomatoes ripened under the Tuscan sun. He whipped up a batch of penne with garlic, onion, tomato, basil, pancetta and mozzarella. Then came the pièce de résistance—the aforementioned lemon pasta, for which he is justly famous. He tossed ribbons of fresh egg pasta with a cream sauce made with Meyer lemons and Parmesan. It’s a simple recipe that is almost impossible to get just right. He, of course, nails it every time. Most of the ingredients came from the Cuillos’ expansive garden, which is planted with lettuces, tomatoes, all manner of vegetables, herbs, melons, berries, fruit orchards and nuts, among others. Their garden yield is so prolific that Gudrun has taken to canning. She makes jars of tomato sauce, pepperoncino sauce, marmalades from every regional fruit imaginable, chutneys and honey from their own beehives. They even press their own olive oil. (Many of these products are sold at Amici Market in Palm Beach, which they also own.) “We are completely self-contained,” she says. “We even have three generators, a gas station and a bunker. Livernano and Casalvento can stay afloat for six months [without any outside supplies].” The beautiful thing about breaking bread with the Cuillos is the sheer joy they bring to the table. Not only is the food prepared with love, but there is no pretense, no worries and no rush. It’s all about pleasure: a home-cooked meal in a gorgeous setting, shared with people who care about the land, their friends and each other. “This is the best thing that ever happened to us,” says Gudrun. “We are happy, and we are making people happy.” u | FEBRUARY 2012 93

FROM RUNWAY TO REALITY For Spring 2012, the fashion runways were filled with exuberance in the form of color, texture and pattern. Here, we look at the hottest trends for spring, and present our favorite, most wearable pieces for incorporating each trend into your Palm Beach wardrobe. By Katherine Lande

Beaded clutch, Roger Vivier, Bal Harbour

TRIBAL LUXE Safari gets updated with an arts-and-crafts spin.

Cuffs, Michael Kors, Palm Beach

Fendi beaded clutch, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens

Earrings, Marni, Miami

Wedge, Donna Karan, New York

Beaded heel, Christian Louboutin, Miami






Ralph Lauren dress, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach


Wedge, Giuseppe Zanotti, Bal Harbour

Handbag, Dolce & Gabbana, Bal Harbour

Clutch with cuff, Jimmy Choo, Palm Beach | FEBRUARY 2012 95


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A candied color palette is a sweet treat this spring.

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POOLSIDE GLAMOUR go luxe with over-the-top swimming essentials.

Bikini, Eres, Palm Beach

Scarf, Louis Vuitton, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton

Kara Ross cuff, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach


Earrings, Salvatore Ferragamo, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens

Rag & Bone pants, Intermix, Boca Raton

Miss Trish of Capri flats, Nordstrom, Boca Raton

Sunglasses, David Yurman, Palm Beach Gardens

Fendi handbag, Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens | FEBRUARY 2012 97

FLORAL REVISITED the season’s new blooms are bold and graphic.

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Heel, Giuseppe Zanotti, Bal Harbour Heel, Sergio Rossi, Bal Harbour

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Necklace, Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour

Heel, Bottega Veneta, Palm Beach


GOOD SPORTS get ready to play with sporty fabrics and details.

Sunglasses, Gucci, Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens A.L.C dress, Gypsy, Palm Beach Handbag, Stella McCartney, Bal Harbour


Handbag, Max Mara, Palm Beach

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Shoe, Tods, Bal Harbour | FEBRUARY 2012 99

Timing is

everything By Susan Powell Brown

Horologists universally agree watches do more than tell time. PBI dials back the hands to reveal a few of history’s greatest and most interesting complications— and their famous fans.

“Each watch has a story to tell; it meant something to someone,” says John Reardon, senior vice president, head of watches, Sotheby’s New York. Reardon has authored two books on Patek Philippe watches, and is a regular contributor for, a watchenthusiasts website named after the Czech word for watch. Reardon’s appreciation of watches began during his youth, where he says he “grew up” (and later interned) at the American Clock & Watch Museum in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut. Even today, learning something new about a watch—who made it, who wore it, etcetera—continues to fascinate him. Watch collectors possess a tremendous respect for tradition and detail. In a world of micro-engineers, watches reign as the quintessential mechanical art, with additional functions beyond simple time—such as day and date, chronographs and other mechanisms called complications. While less overt than haute couture, the economy likewise influences haute horology, with changes depicting a reflection of the times. For example, from 2000 to 2008, watch designs got bigger in response to the boom years; after 2008, financial crisis evinced itself in slimmer designs and smaller watches overall.

Although pocket watches date back to the 1500s, it wasn’t until 1851 that they became iconic. While visiting an exhibition of timepieces at the Crystal Palace in London, England’s Queen Victoria discovered Patek Philippe’s keyless pocket watches and purchased two—one for herself, one for Prince Albert. Patek Philippe, already considered the world’s premier watchmaker, was put on the map with Queen Victoria’s purchases, Reardon says. The coup de grâce of celebrity endorsements, prominent people have been following the queen’s lead ever since, including Marie Curie, Joe DiMaggio, Walt Disney, Albert Einstein, Clark Gable, John F. Kennedy, Queen Elizabeth II, Tchaikovsky, Pope Leo XIII—even the Dalai Lama, who received a watch as a gift from President Roosevelt in 1943. New York banker Henry Graves Jr. enjoyed a friendly competition with automobile magnate James Ward Packard to own the watch with the greatest number of complications. Both men commissioned several Patek Philippe watches in the early 1900s. The Henry Graves Supercomplication, completed in 1933, had 24 complications (the most of any watch until Patek Philippe’s Calibre 89 in 1989 with 33 complica-

Opposite and top: Rolex Explorer II; Above: warren Buffett favors rolex, while President Obama wears a Jorg Gray; Steve McQueen liked this now-famous TAG Heuer design. | FEBRUARY 2012 101

Left to right: Queen Victoria’s timepiece; two views of the graves Supercomplication watch; Henry Graves. Below: Queen VictoriA

Below, left to right: Patek Philippe & Co. pocket watches are highly sought after by collectors.


tions). Sotheby’s sold the Graves Supercomplication at auction in Geneva to an anonymous bidder in 1999 for more than $11 million—the highest price ever paid for a watch. According to Sam Hines, Christie’s New York senior vice president and head of the watches department, Packard was one of the godfathers of watch collecting, and would request unique examples be custom-manufactured exclusively for him. Packard had more than 20 watches in his collection, including a Patek Philippe minute repeater in its original box with the original certificate, and a Vacheron Constantin 20-karat gold minute repeater chronograph clockwatch in a custom-fitted wood box with handwritten operating instructions. Both were very ornate, and considered exceptional watches with significant value and historical importance. The watches sold in June 2011 at Christie’s New York auction for $986,500 and more than $1.7 million, respectively.

Ralph Teetor, a blind but prolific inventor in the automotive industry, purchased Patek Philippe’s minute repeater in 1925, which gonged audibly and allowed Teetor to determine the time. (Teetor was all about practicality, and invented cruise control out of frustration with his lawyer, who had an annoying habit of accelerating when he was talking and decelerating when he wasn’t— a practice that nauseated Teetor.) His daughter presented her father’s watch with its highly prized complications to the Foundation for the Blind; it sold at auction for $800,000. Alexander Eblen, director of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ fine jewelry and timepieces department, chronicles watches of a few famous Americans, beginning with Charles Lindbergh, a trailblazer in the early days of branding. In 1926, Bulova gifted Lindbergh with a solid gold watch to attach the Bulova name to Lindbergh’s—not to mention to the world of aviation

Far left, top and bottom: Bulova Ad featuring Charles Lindbergh, and his Lone Eagle watch in presentation box. Left and Above: Vacheron Constantin 20-karat gold clockwatch created for James WARD PACKARD IN 1918.

Time Today Alexander Eblen, director of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces, says the auction world serves as a collection place for anything of value, and watches are no excep-

and exploration. Later, Lindbergh consulted with Swiss watchmaker Longines for development and production of an Hour Angle watch, paramount for aviators at that time to facilitate setting a course. In a similar spirit, Breitling recently joined forces with actor/aviator John Travolta. Steve McQueen and his famed machismo took TAG Heuer’s Monaco Calibre 12 chronograph from the box office to the red carpet in Le Mans. The Monaco became a status symbol overnight, more for look than function, Eblen says. Nonetheless, off-screen McQueen wore the Rolex Explorer II. “No brand is more synonymous with watches than Rolex,” Eblen says. After Joanne Woodward gave Paul Newman a Rolex Daytona in 1972, he wore Rolex watches for the rest of his life. The Rolex Datejust is billionaire Warren Buffett’s watch of choice; Buffett has been wearing the same watch for more than 20 years. The latest watch to align itself with a famous figure? The Jorg Gray 6500 chronograph—from obscurity to the Oval Office, the previously unknown watch brand donned by President Barack Obama now touts itself as “the President’s watch.” Jorg Gray watch sales have been rising in the polls ever since. u

tion. Having gone from necessity to accessory, “watches are absolutely a statement of personal fashion,” says Eblen, noting that of all jewelry categories, men regularly wear watches. Yet beyond fashion sense, recent economic changes have resulted in the extraordinarily wealthy making auction purchases as an alternative to traditional investing. Eblen says current purchasers possess a decided awareness of having purchased a treasure, or, at a minimum, a convertible asset. Factors influencing desirability and price of watches include rarity, condition, complications, use of precious metals and freshness to the market. “Technology has made the world smaller, which has really helped the watch market,” says Sam Hines, Christie’s New York senior vice president, head of the Watches Department. “Watches themselves are very technical things, so they go hand-in-hand with technology,” he adds. The result is increased market knowledge and escalating auction prices. Watch sales at Christie’s, which holds eight sales each year dedicated exclusively to timepieces, soared from $18 million in 2003 to $92 million in 2010. | FEBRUARY 2012 103

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Buccan was the most eagerly anticipated local restaurant of 2011. Once Clay Conley announced that he was leaving Miami’s Mandarin Oriental and heading for Palm Beach, there was a buzz surrounding the project. Slightly more than one year later, that buzz is even more palpable: Step inside this restaurant and you will feel an excitement normally found only in Manhattan or San Francisco. The space is large, airy and tropical. You enter Buccan through the bar, which is generally packed, and walk past the communal table into the main dining area. The ceilings are high, and numerous windows bathe the room in natural light. The kitchen is open, and copper-topped tables are placed close together, amplifying the excitement with boisterousness and shared conversation. Conley’s culinary interests are far-flung and eclectic, blending touches of South America, the Caribbean and Asia with innovative American cuisine (a buccan is a type of grill common to the islands). His 116 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

flavors are pure and assertive, and each element of a dish stands out crisply. His seasonally changing menu places emphasis on small plates, and diners are encouraged to experiment and share. Begin with pinchos (Basque for tapas) such as marinated white anchovies ($4.50), with a clean, briny taste that will transport you back to Spain, or a petite Maine lobster roll ($7.50), filled with a refreshing lobster salad that is a nice blend of tail and claw meat. Among the raw items, the hamachi sashimi ($14) is absolutely pristine, the type of dish a top sushi bar would be proud to serve. The heat of Peruvian chilis and the crunchiness of thinly sliced lotus root nicely contrast the texture of the rich, buttery fish. Under the category of Crispy, rock shrimp tempura ($14) are beautifully battered and fried, bathed in a spicy aioli. Some interesting Italian dishes creep into this menu. A half-order of linguine alla vongole ($15) is bright and zesty, the perfectly cooked pasta garnished

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wines by the glass are interesting as well, notably Vincent Girardin Pouilly-Fuissé ($17) and Far Niente Chardonnay ($20). There is a short list of designer cocktails and a crew of professional bartenders ready to make you anything your heart desires. The servers are young, enthusiastic and eager to please and will gladly offer recommendations to steer you through the experience. Buccan is one of the most interesting restaurants to open in this area for quite some time, and space is at a premium despite the size of the room. One way to beat the crowds is to come early Monday through Friday (4 p.m.-7 p.m.) and indulge in one of the best happy hours in town. u

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Palm Beach icon The Leopard Restaurant and Lounge has gotten a sleek, contemporary makeover, featuring new window treatments, black walls, shiny banquette seating and plenty of mirrors. The design is by Bea Tollman, founder and president of Red Carnation Hotels, and Brian Brennan, projects director for building and design. Of course, the infamous red ceiling, painted by Lino Mario back in the day, is still intact and contrasts beautifully with the new, dark interiors. Along with the new look, the lounge also is welcoming new entertainment, with live music and dancing every night of the week. Musical stylings include Motown (Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight), jazz (Mondays from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) and top 40 and contemporary (Fridays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.). Executive Chef Gerard Coughlin will be rolling out new menus as well. It goes to show that a leopard can change its spots and become even more fabulous. (561-659-5800,

The Roman trattoria is a beautiful thing. It is where everyone— from locals to casual tourists— gathers to eat, drink and love life. The concept is so popular that neighborhoods of the ancient city are lined with trattorias serving home-cooked comfort food, made with fresh seasonal ingredients, in a low-key, everybody-knows-yourname atmosphere. Why not do as the Romans do, even on this side of the Tiber? For a taste of authentic Roman food, we head straight for D’Angelo Trattoria in Delray Beach. The newest restaurant by Chef Angelo Elia (of Casa D’Angelo fame) has already gathered a loyal following with its true-to-its-roots fare and casual, contemporary ambience. A converted 1920s cottage off Atlantic Avenue, the place is full of character. If there is a table available in the small courtyard, snap it up. It’s quiet, private, even romantic—perfect on a cool evening. Meat lovers will be in heaven here. Roasted veal bone marrow, wild boar ragoût over bucatini, braised oxtail, pan-fried meatballs and roasted piglet are among the hearty dishes offered on the regular menu. Not to say there isn’t lighter fare—the locally made burrata over fava beans is stellar, as is the roasted beet and Italian tuna salad. But the stars of the menu are definitely the traditional meat dishes, which are exceptional. Elia’s new place is a winner. We predict it will be as popular as its Roman counterparts. (561-330-1237)

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jalapeno and pickled onion (shown) and the

dry-aged for 21 days. It’s a hearty 32 ounces

& Spa is having a little work done. The restau-

Hamachi sashimi first course were divinely

and is normally presented with the bone as

rant will now be known as Ironwood Steak &

fresh. The fish course featured a trio of black-

a dinner for two. The meats were all flavorful

Seafood and will focus on a more traditional

ened red snapper, locally caught pan-roasted

and tender. The new broiler is a fantastic in-

steak house concept.

halibut and a plump diver scallop served on a

vestment, but the quality ingredients they are

Executive Chef Gordon Maybury and his

dollop of creamy Anson Mills grits. We were

sourcing make all the difference. Palm Beach

team searched high and low to find the best

told that when Chef Maybury needs grits, he

Gardens (561-627-4852,

quality meats and invested in a new Vulcan

calls Anson Mills in South Carolina, and his or-

1200 broiler, which will enable them to cook

der is ground and shipped via airplane within

the meat to perfection. They also are sourc-

six hours. They are even more delightful as one

ing the freshest Florida fish and as many lo-

of the sides, blended with bacon and cheese.

cal ingredients as possible, including produce

Then came what we were waiting for—the

from Swank Farms in Loxahatchee, and have

meat. We were treated to a sampling of the

planted an onsite herb garden.

Meyers all-natural hanger steak (which has a

At a recent tasting of new menu offerings,

very strong beef flavor) and New York strip, as

the she crab soup was a deliciously savory

well as Ironwood’s tomahawk steak, which is a

opener, while the tuna tartare with avocado,

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One of Miami’s top chefs brings a dramatic new sensibility to Palm Beach, blending elements of the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Asia and American South into a seamless whole. 2842

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S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-540-6440)

ANGLE The Ritz-Carlton’s signature restaurant features a blend of Florida and Mediterranean

palm beach grill Emphasizing freshness

cuisine, carefully conceived and beautifully

and consistency, the Palm Beach outpost of

executed. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan

Houston’s offers the classics we have come to


expect—ribs, grilled steaks and seafood dishes such as cedar-planked salmon. 336 Royal


Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561-835-1077)

tial family affair, featuring updated versions of French bistro classics, a stellar wine list and


warm service. Demand is intense, so book

Andreas Kotsifos has designed a menu that

two or three weeks ahead in season. 132 N.

combines steak house favorites with dishes

County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-1171)

that reflect his Greek heritage. 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach (561-671-4333)

Café Boulud Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach outpost is sleek and sophisticated. The food is

RENATO’S Renato’s serves first-rate Italian

a striking blend of French country and global

and continental fare in a European setting.

modern, presented with grace and style. 301

Dine on the patio in good weather, and experi-

Australian Ave., Palm Beach (561-655-6060)

ence one of the most romantic settings Palm Beach has to offer. 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach

Café L’Europe Lidia and Norbert Göldner


continue to set the standard of excellence in Palm Beach. Highlights include continen-


tal dishes with an innovative flair, wonderful

Stunning ocean views, remarkable service and

desserts and an astonishing wine list. 331 S.

a new menu featuring contemporary cuisine

County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-4020)

and seafood combine to make this a popular destination for tourists and locals. 2800 S.

THE CIRCLE DINING ROOM This is the brunch of your dreams, accompanied by mimosas and ocean views. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) ECHO The Asian restaurant of The Breakers of-

233 Royal Poinciana Way Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-833-4JOY (4569) Shop On-Line at Find us on Facebook Joy PalmBeach 122 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

fers dishes from the cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed. 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach (561-802-4222) THE LEOPARD RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE This Palm Beach classic begins the evening as a continental restaurant with several modern twists, and morphs into a supper club and lounge later in the evening. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach (561-659-5800)

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The Seafood Bar at The Breakers Stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, along with the freshest fish and shellfish from the four corners of the United States. The result is a panorama of global seafood dishes with innovative twists. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-6611) Ta-Boรณ Ta-boรณ has been serving American comfort food since 1941, and no one does it better. The menu features classics such as prime rib and cold poached salmon, augmented by inventive daily specials, a tropical ambience and some of the best bartenders in town. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561-835-3500) TEMPLE ORANGE Chef Ryan Artim has created a menu that features dishes from many regions of Italy, using fresh ingredients and a lightness of execution. In the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561-540-4924)

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CaFe Sapori A welcome addition to the West Palm restaurant scene. The menu offers classics from every region of Italy. Dishes run the gamut from delicate to earthy, and the kitchen never strikes a false note. 205 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach (561-805-7313) CITY CELLAR WINE BAR AND GRILL A fixture of the City Place dining scene for more than a decade, City Cellar offers something for everyone. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach


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(561-366-0071) JADE KITCHEN Chef Wayne Devers changes his eclectic menu daily, and has brought a spark of creativity to the emerging Northwood neighborhood of West Palm. 422A Northwood Road, West Palm Beach (561-366-1185) La Sirena This Northern Italian beauty focuses on the cooking of the Amalfi Coast. Specialties include yellowtail snapper for two and the 16-ounce veal chop. 6316 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-585-3128)

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PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO French bistro fare with a Mediterranean twist. Light and elegant dishes blend in with rustic country favorites



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palate v dining out on the classic menu. 101 N. Clematis Street,

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West Palm Beach (561-833-5090) RHYTHM CAFÉ Chef Ken Rzad offers a varied and interesting menu, serving comfort food with a continental flair. 3800A S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-833-3406) RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE A classic American dining experience, offering large portions of high-quality ingredients and specialty dishes that echo the restaurant’s New Orleans roots. 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach (561-514-3544); 225 N.E. Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton (561-392-6746); 661 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach (561-863-0660) SUSHI JO American sushi chef Joseph Clark

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serves fish that is “beyond fresh” in his West Palm Beach home base, including many exotic and hard-to-find items. 319 Belvedere Road #12, West Palm Beach (561-868-7893)

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TOP OF THE POINT On the site of the former Governor’s Club, discover a modernized and reinterpreted version of American comfort food. 777 S. Flagler Drive, East Tower, West Palm Beach (561-832-2424)

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this classic trattoria serves both traditional Italian fare along with some surprises, all of it outstanding. 625 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth (561-547-2500)

South County 32 East Chef Nick Morfogen’s menu changes daily, providing the most creative new American cuisine in southern Palm Beach County. 32 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-276-7868) ABE & LOUIE’S In addition to serving outstanding beef, the menu features classic New England seafood dishes. A comprehensive wine list rounds out the experience. 2200 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-447-0024)

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The kitchen is in the talented hands of Derek Leinoen, who infuses traditional bistro fare with exotic and eclectic touches. 5150 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561-620-3754) The addison The menu features top-shelf ingredients presented in distinctive and imaginative ways. 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton (561-395-9335) THE ATLANTIC GRILLE Located in the new


Seagate Hotel, this restaurant places emphasis on American seafood; in mild weather, dine on

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CASA D’ANGELO Angelo Elia’s Boca Raton outpost succeeds in every possible way. Chef

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fresh ingredients, backed up by faultless execution. 171 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561-338-1703) Gourmet to Go

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CHOPS LOBSTER BAR This terrific addition to

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the South County dining scene raises the steak house concept beyond what most customers

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could possibly expect, and also offers a wide

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selection of fresh seafood. The extensive menu is complemented by an equally interesting wine list.

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101 Plaza Real S., Boca Raton (561-395-2675)

Jaouhar, Boston-based Chef Michela Larson has scored a remarkable triumph with her coastal Mediterranean cuisine. 501 E. Camino

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Real, Boca Raton (561-447-3640) CUT 432 This “modern steak house” has a hip, high-energy environment. Executive Chef Anthony Pizzo is a believer in “innovation without over-complication,” and his food is paired with

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palate v dining out an excellent wine list. 432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-272-9898) Henry’s A throwback to a less-complicated era, Henry’s serves American comfort food to a packed house. Offerings include split pea soup, meat loaf and even chicken pot pie. 16850

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Jog Road, Delray Beach (561-638-1949) LA CIGALE No longer a brasserie, the new version of La Cigale bills itself as “A Taste of the Mediterranean;” many of the classic French dishes have been retained, along with new influences from Spain, Italy and North Africa. 523

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are fresh and intensely flavorful. 169 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-381-9970) NEW YORK PRIME This steak house has it all: first-rate raw materials, flawlessly executed dishes and tables spaced far enough apart for private conversations. 2350 Executive Center Drive N.W., Boca Raton (561-998-3881) THE OFFICE This hip, trendy gastropub offers well-prepared, remarkably good comfort food, along with an impressive selection of craft beer. 201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561276-3600) SIX TABLES There really are only six tables

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and 24 seats under the watchful eye of owner John Fyrhie, who makes customers feel he is hosting them in his own dining room. 112 N.E. 2nd St., Boca Raton (561-347-6260) The Station House While the clam chow-

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der, Ipswich steamers and fish dishes are noteworthy, the specialty is perfectly prepared Maine lobster. 233 W. Lantana Road, Lantana (561-547-9487)

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SUSHI SIMON A haven for just-caught fish, both domestic and imported, including connoisseur items generally not found in South Florida. 1614 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach (561-731-1819)


BUONASERA Classic and perfectly executed

also offers an interesting selection of cooked

Northern Italian dishes in an intimate setting.

dishes. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave.,

The stellar wine list accompanies the deft and

Palm Beach Gardens (561-340-2112)

elegant cooking of Chef Leonardo Cuomo. 2145 S. U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-744-0543)

SEASONS 52 Every dish on the menu contains fewer than 475 calories, and almost all are

Café Chardonnay Chef/Owner Frank

both intensely flavored and delicious. The wine

Eucalitto has augmented the menu with influ-

list offers some 70 selections by the glass.

ences from Latin America and Asia. 4533 PGA

11611 Ellison Wilson Road, Palm Beach Gar-

Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2662)

dens (561-625-5852)

THE CAPITAL GRILLE The Palm Beach Gardens

TALAY THAI Chef Charlie Soo blends power and

outpost of this successful chain offers classic

delicacy in this first-rate Thai restaurant, at-

steak house fare, complemented by a remark-

tracting a loyal band of regulars. 7100 Fairway

ably well-trained staff. An extensive wine list

Drive, Palm Beach Gardens, in the LA Fitness

completes the picture. 11365 Legacy Ave.,

Center (561-691-5662)

Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-4994); 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton (561-368-1077) TRATTORIA ROMANA This popular and faithful

III FORKS This remarkable steak house executes each detail to perfection, doing an

rendition of an Italian trattoria features casual

ENTRE NOUS BISTRO Chef Jason Laudenslager

equally fine job with both USDA Prime beef and

decor and fresh, homestyle dishes; choose

fuses homestyle cooking with gourmet fare,

fresh seafood. 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach

from the changing assortment of daily specials.

offering freshness and consistency in this neigh-

Gardens (561-630-3660)

499 E. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton (561-

borhood eatery. 123 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm


Beach (561-863-5883)

Vero beach ORIENTE Located in Gloria and Emilio Este-

TRULUCK’S This specialty crab house features

Gazebo Café Enjoy classics such as oysters

fan’s Costa d’Este Beach Resort, the Oriente

ocean-fresh seafood in imaginative prepara-

Rockefeller, seafood crêpes, Dover sole and

serves upscale Cuban cuisine in a setting remi-

tions, along with an innovative wine list. 351

rack of lamb. 2151 Alternate A1A S., Jupiter

niscent of 1950s Havana. 3244 Ocean Drive,

Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-391-0755)


Vero Beach (772-410-0100)

TRYST The sister restaurant of 32 East is a

IRONWOOD GRILLE As the culinary center-

the tides Chef Leanne Kelleher defines her

cross between wine bar and gastro pub, featur-

piece of the newly remodeled PGA Resort, this

cooking as “Treasure Coast cuisine”—Florida

ing the cooking of Chef Julian Greaves and one

restaurant is best described as a steak house

dishes enhanced by Latin touches, along with

of the most innovative beverage programs in

with flair. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm

elements of the Caribbean and the Deep

the area. 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-

Beach Gardens (561-627-2000)

South. 3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach (772-


234-3966) JUPITER ISLAND GRILL Chef Michael Rolchigo

VIC & ANGELO’S Remember the checkered

serves a creative cuisine that incorporates ele-

Martin County

tablecloths of old? This busy restaurant serves

ments of Italian country cooking, Asian fusion

11 maple street The daily menu fuses

large portions of zesty Italian comfort food, and

and the American South. 311 E. Indiantown

organic produce, fresh seafood and free-range

does it extremely well. 290 E. Atlantic Ave.,

Road, Jupiter (561-746-6283)

game into some of the most inspired fare in

Delray Beach (561-278-9570); 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-9899)

South Florida. 3224 N.E. Maple Ave., Jensen Little Moir’s Food Shack Put on your

Beach (772-334-7714)

jeans and enjoy some of the freshest and most

North County

creatively prepared seafood in the area. 103 S.


7 ORCHIDS Chef Apinya Gillen turns out

U.S. Hwy. 1, Jupiter (561-741-3626)

beauty is a family affair. The food is classic and

authentic Thai cuisine—gloriously fresh, as-

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Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show Always one of the season’s most anticipated events, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show makes its annual return February 17-21 at Palm Beach County Convention Center. Featuring the collections of more than 180 international exhibitors, the show will boast a selection of fine art, antiques and jewelry as well as the Hope for Depression Research Foundation Designer Showcase, curated by AD100 designer Scott Snyder.

Fred Leighton

650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach 561-822-5440 |

Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank In conjunction with the annual Art Basel exhibition in Miami Beach last December, Heidi Steiger, Atlantic region president of the Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank, hosted an exclusive dinner at the Wynwood Arts District studio of artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. The evening included a preview of his thought-provoking video, The Master, which was motivated by and created on the occasion of Schneebett, his critically acclaimed installation. 324 Royal Palm Way, Palm Beach 561-832-8200 |

Loggerhead Marinelife Center The fifth annual “Lights Out Gala,” set for February 24, marks the beginning of sea turtle nesting season on Florida’s east coast. Named for the campaign to keep beaches dark to protect the lumbering creatures and their hatchlings, the event will be held adjacent to the beach they call home as guests enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and prize drawings. Tickets: $200 561-627-8280, ext. 102 |

Co-chairs Susan Johnson and Elizabeth Neuhoff

American Cancer Society The American Cancer Society celebrates living and giving at its 54th annual gala, set for February 3 at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. “The Black and White Ball” will come to life as more than 500 guests gather to celebrate the lifesaving work of the organization. By invitation only. 561-655-3449 |

Tom Quick, Patrick Park, Julie and Rob Reveley


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rooms v Seaside Elegance When businessman Mandell Ourisman and his wife, Mary Ourisman, U.S. ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, decided to create a winter retreat in Palm Beach, they approached William R. Eubanks Interior Design Inc. With ocean views throughout, designers Eubanks and D. Mitchell Brown chose a soft palette of buttery yellow and soft blue to carry the theme of the sun and water into the interior design. By layering colors, textures and time periods, the living room takes on a rich and timeless quality. The wall is grounded by a J. Robert Scott sofa upholstered in silk, decked with custom pillows, and a commanding landscape by established French artist Roger Muhl. The Chinese coffee table from St. Denis Designs has a chinoiserie black lacquer finish, and various accent pieces of nineteenth-century blue and white Chinese export porcelain continue the color story throughout the house. Palm Beach (561-805-9335, | FEBRUARY 2012 129

habitat v elements Valentine Vessels the perfect dozen deserves the perfect vase. By Michelle M. Havich

Greco Roman The Greca vase ($395), first introduced in 1953 by Bitossi, is being rereleased in limited quantities (only 199 will be produced). Designed by Aldo Londi, the ceramic vase is handcrafted and painted in Italy. Design Within Reach, West Palm Beach (561833-1784,

Garden of Eden A little devilish and a lot gorgeous, Lalique’s Serpent vase ($7,995) is a hand-cut, lead-crystal work of exotic art. New York (212-355-6550,

Single Stem Daum’s Cattleya vase ($1,815) was designed by Emilio Robba and created in France using the traditional pate de verre molding technique. Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach (561-805-6150,

Colorful Stripes Tracy Glover hand blows all of her glass creations. Her Licorice Stick vases ($600 each) feature a horizontal band pattern and are available in three shapes and color schemes—globe (shown in Santa Fe), barrel (shown in Watch Hill) and genie bottle (shown in Lifesaver).

Wrinkled Waves Like rugged foliage made of glass, Frank Gehry’s Crinkly vase ($50,000) adds texture to a beautiful arrangement. Tiffany & Co., Palm Beach (561-659-6090,, Palm Beach Gardens (561-622-2533) and Boca Raton (561-362-4334) 130 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

“Thank You for Giving Me My Life Back” It’s been three months since I had hip replacement surgery, and I’m back doing the things I love most. Thanks to the dedicated team at the Bethesda Orthopaedic Institute, I received state-of-the-art care that had me out of bed just 6 hours after surgery. With wonderful surgeons, specialty trained orthopaedic nurses, a comprehensive therapy program and all private rooms, Bethesda’s team gave me everything I needed to reclaim my life.

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Privately gated, this 4 BR, 5.5 BA estate home resides on the largest homesite overlooking the 5th fairway and an 8-acre Bald Eagle preserve. Dean Stokes - 561.714.2399. $3,895,000.

Charming 10 acre ranch w/guest house with 4 BR, 5 BA, office, fitness room, theatre, barn, solar powered, fenced paddocks, open kitchen/family room. Pool with water slide. Mike Galleher - 772.285.6637. $1,999,000.

This open and spacious Carrington model offers 5 BR, 5.5 BA plus library & loft offering 4,492 AC/SF, an oversized side yard, plantation shutters & crown molding. Laurie Seltzer - 561.685.9316. $1,238,500.

Georgian Colonial custom equestrian estate features 5 BR, 4.5 BA with 6,590 AC/SF on 6 acres including adjacent lot & 8 stall barn. Vacant lot may be sold separately. Hillary Oswald - 561.312.2545. $1,499,000.

Professionally decorated Residence offers 5 BR, 6.5 BA with water and golf views on the 8th hole. Upgrades throughout with a beautiful pool and patio. Dean Stokes - 561.714.2399. $1,995,000.

Warm and comfortable custom estate home surrounded by the pristine beauty of Old Marsh. Large private lot with an 8,760 SF home & recording studio/guest house. Mike Galleher - 772.285.6637. $3,100,000.

Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty | +1 561.694.0058 | 11601 Kew Gardens Ave, Suite 101 | Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 © MMX Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. A Realogy Company. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. If your property is presently listed with another brokerage, please consider this advertisement a source of information and not a solicitation. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Each office is Independently Owned and Operated.



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Extraordinary 3rd floor oceanfront residence offering 4 BR, 5 BA within 4,355 AC/SF & private elevator. Spectacular oceanfront and Intracoastal views. Dean Stokes - 561.714.2399. $2,795,000.

Charming custom home with 3 BR, 4.5 BA overlooking lake & 2nd hole, recently remodeled with exquisite finishes, outdoor kitchen is Florida lifestyle at its finest. Mike Galleher 772.285.6637. $1,250,000.

Internationally renowned equestrian facility with 62 Stalls, 4 Dressage Arenas one covered, eight Paddocks on 11.25 acres. Fully booked for the 2011-2012 season. Hillary Oswald - 561.312.2545 $2,050,000.

Custom estate residence on over 2 acres with deep-water access offering over 7,000 AC/SF with 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, dock, and large guesthouse. Mark Griffin - 772.418.1312. $5,875,000.

Spectacular 3 BR residence featuring expansive waterfront views of the Intracoastal. Completely remodeled including impact glass and 4 docks with no fixed bridges. Richard Hutton - 561.236.2066. $1,500,000.

This beautiful custom 5,334 SF estate home features 5 BR, 6.5 BA with many upgrades. Enjoy the pool & summer kitchen. Very private on 1.12 acres. Christine Grieco - 561.371.1830. $1,089,000.

Coastal Sotheby’s International Realty | +1 561.694.0058 | 11601 Kew Gardens Ave, Suite 101 | Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 © MMX Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. A Realogy Company. All Rights Reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® is a registered trademark licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. If your property is presently listed with another brokerage, please consider this advertisement a source of information and not a solicitation. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Each office is Independently Owned and Operated.



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Sprawling Golf Course Estate

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This 5 bedroom, 6 full and one half bath residence along the 6th fairway was built with the finest craftsmanship and exceptional appointments throughout. $5,000,000.

Exquisite custom estate home on golf course offers 4 bedrooms and six and one half baths within 6,482 square feet of air conditioned living space. Beautifully appointed. $3,499,000.

Multiple Estate Homesites offerings available featuring lake, golf, and preserve views. Estate homesites average over one acre in size. Offerings from $1,595,000.

This impressive furnished estate residence offers 5 bedrooms with 5 full and one half bath on over 1.3 acres along the 6th fairway. Furnishings optional. $5,399,000.

Fully furnished 2-story Villa offering 4 bedrooms, 5 and one half baths with 4,907 AC/SF, Kitchen with many upgrades throughout with exceptional views of the 10th fairway. From $1,995,000.

This new golf course estate home offers 4 bedrooms and six and one half baths, library and theater within 6,448 square feet of air conditioned living space. $3,945,000.

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Bear’s Club Golf Course Masterpiece Bear’s Club Golf Course Masterpiece Bear’s the Club Course Masterpiece Spectacular estate home on three acres overlooking 4th Golf green offering 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths in nearly 15,000 total SF with Spectacular estateroom, home gym on three acres overlooking theGriffin 4th green offering 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths in nearly 15,000 total SF with library, theater, game and tennis court. Mark - 772.418.1312. Price Upon Request. library, theater, gym acres and tennis court. Mark Griffin - 772.418.1312. Price Upon Request. Spectacular estate game homeroom, on three overlooking the 4th green offering 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths in nearly 15,000 total SF with library, theater, game room, gym and tennis court. Mark Griffin - 772.418.1312. Price Upon Request.

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Irene Lummertz Jewelry From her Classic Collection, Irene Lummertz presents the “Three-Stone Ring”—designed with a unique combination of three separate stones: yellow citrine flanked by blue topaz and green quartz. The gemstones are acquired directly from the mining region of Brazil, then cut, polished and set in 18-karat gold. Other combinations are available. 245 A Worth Ave., Palm Beach 561-655-5000 |

South Florida Science Museum “What Lies Beneath: An Evening of Nautical Mystery and Adventure” is the theme for this year’s gala to benefit the museum, scheduled for March 30 at The Breakers in Palm Beach. The evening will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and keynote speaker Robert Ballard, an oceanographer who has conducted more than 100 deep-sea expeditions and is best known for his 1985 discovery of the wreckage of the Titanic. Tickets: $500. 561-370-7738 |

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culture v Sixties Soiree The ’60s will be in full swing February 8, when the Miami City Ballet presents Palm Beach MODness! at the Flagler Museum. The far-out retro-themed dinner dance, chaired by Adelaida Muniz-Iscoe (seated, left) and Cheryl Gowdy (seated, right), is in celebration of the troupe’s twenty-sixth performance season in Palm Beach County. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., followed by dinner and dancing at 8 p.m. Tickets are $500. (561-674-9978, —Jennifer Pfaff | FEBRUARY 2012 147

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February 2012 The Boca Raton Museum of Art shows “American Treasures: Masterworks From the Butler Institute of American Art” through March 18. (561392-2500,

The Little Dancer, Robert Henri

GOINGS ON 1 SunSational Luncheon and Fashion Show, benefiting the Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $195. (561-655-9655, DCOTA WinterMarket 2012: Design Luminaries, featuring Paige Rense, Design Center of the Americas, Dania Beach, to Feb. 2, free. (954-920-7997, 2 Annual Palm Beach Luncheon and Fashion Presentation, benefiting 211, Club Colette, Palm Beach, $250. (561-3831144, Chocolate Decadence, benefiting Junior League of Boca Raton, The Shops at Boca Center, $35. (561-620-2553, 3 54th Annual American Cancer Society Ball, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $750. (561-655-3449, 4 Building Hope Gala, benefiting Food For The Poor, Polo Club of Boca Raton, Boca Raton, $225. (888-404-4248, foodfor 148 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

The American International Fine Art Fair comes to the Palm Beach County Convention Center From February 3-12. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. (239949-5411,

Gem of an Evening Gala, benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach, $225. (561-686-7701,

The Crest of a Wave, Montague Dawson

8 Palm Beach MODness—It’s a Mod, Mod World, benefiting Miami City Ballet, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $500. (561-674-9978,

Bal des Arts 2012: Treasures of the Norton, benefiting and held at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $1,000. (561-832-5196,

MorseLife Luncheon and Card Party, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $200. (561-242-4661,

5 CARP Annual Spring Luncheon, featuring Christopher Kennedy Lawford, The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, Manalapan, $150. (561-844-6400,

9 Muse Awards Gala, Palm Beach Cultural Council, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $300. (561-471-1601,

6 Allianz Championship, PGA Champions Tour event, Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, free to $750. (561-241-4653, Hot Pink Luncheon, benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, The Breakers, Palm Beach, tickets start at $550. (646-497-2602, Hab-a-Hearts Annual Luncheon, benefiting Palm Beach Habilitation Center Inc., The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $225. (561-965-8500,

Willie Nelson performs at the Sunrise Theatre on February 1. Tickets cost $75-$85. (772-4614775,

10 Hope Bash, benefiting Place of Hope, PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, $300. (561-775-7195, placeofhope. com) 25th Annual Vinceremos Dinner and Auction, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, $250, $3,000 table. (561-792-9900, 11 Winter Palace Ball, benefiting Cleveland Clinic Florida, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, tickets start at $1,250. (561-804-0264, Northern Palm Beaches Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, Northern Palm Beaches, Admiral’s Cove, Jupiter, $350. (561-697-6603, heart. org/npbheartball) Palm Beach Day Academy Dinner and Auction, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $150. (561-655-7281, 12 Hanley Center’s Family Luncheon, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington, $195, $50 children aged 7-17, free to children 6 and younger, $500 family table. (561-841-1212, 16 Annual Emerald Isle Dinner Dance, benefiting the American Ireland Fund, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $500. ( Onessimo Fine Art exhibits “Chromatic Cool” from February 16 to March 15. (561-355-8061,

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Lion of Judah Luncheon, benefiting the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Women’s Philanthropy, Boca West Country Club, Boca Raton, $100 couvert. ( The Great Charity Challenge, equestrian sporting event, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington, $10, VIP seating available. (561-793-5867, Author Breakfast, featuring Nelson DeMille and Cherie Burns, Café Boulud, Palm Beach, $100. (561-366-4301) Palm Beach Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, Palm Beach, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $750. (561-697-6607, Friends of the Seminary, benefiting and held at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, $175. (561-7324424, 18 Evening in Palm Beach, dinner dance benefiting American Ballet Theatre, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $1,000. (561-2328244, Boca Raton Museum of Art Annual Gala, Boca Raton Resort and Club, Boca Raton, $350. (561-392-2500,

ALL Dahled Up There’s no glamour in Hollywood today, a former star of the 1940s and ’50s tells PBI. “Everybody’s in jeans, torn and otherwise. Their hair goes unkempt,” says Arlene Dahl, who had leading roles in such movies as My Wild Irish Rose, Woman’s World and Slightly Scarlet. Back then, “we used to wear our own designer clothes and our own jewelry and furs, and now everything is borrowed,” she says. “I guess [actors today] must feel like Cinderella, because they have to return it.” The part-time West Palm Beach resident is working on a book titled Dinner at Elsie’s, in which she dishes stories from her first years in Hollywood, including the celebrity-filled dinner parties hosted by Sir Charles Mendl and Elsie DeWolfe, who she says “adopted” her when she moved to Hollywood from Minneapolis. Dahl has starred in 30 movies, acted in 19 plays and has written 13 books on astrology, a passion she discovered her second week living in California. Yet her “best productions” are her children, she says, including son Lorenzo Lamas, an actor best known for starring in the 1980s nighttime soap opera Falcon Crest. Fans have a chance to see Dahl in person when she comes to the Kravis Center for a luncheon February 20. Tickets cost $75. Read more from PBI’s interview with Dahl on —Jennifer Pfaff | FEBRUARY 2012 149

agenda v calendar 23 Jewels of Life Luncheon, benefiting American Lung Association, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $250. (561-6597644, Gala Dinner Dance—Carnevale!, benefiting Society of the Four Arts, Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, Palm Beach, by invitation only. (561-655-7227, 24 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center, Delray Beach, to March 4, $12-$250. (561-330-6000, Dana Carvey will headline the entertainment on February 25 as part of the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance, which takes place from february 2426 at the boca raton resort and club, benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County. Tickets start at $50. (954-537-1010, bocaratoncon Discovery Celebration, benefiting DanaFarber Cancer Institute, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $1,000. (561-833-2080, 20 10th Annual Gala Dinner Dance, Palm Beach Symphony, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $500. (561-833-3044, 22 ICA USA Annual Palm Beach Gala, benefiting Israel Cancer Association USA, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $600, $350 junior. (561-832-9277, Women of Distinction luncheon, benefiting Palm Beach Atlantic University, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $150. (561-8032971, 150 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Author Breakfast, featuring Nigel Hamilton and Jeanne Darst, Café Boulud, Palm Beach, $100. (561-366-4301) Lights Out Gala, benefiting Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach, $200. (561627-8280, Contemporaries Gala Dinner Dance— Studio 54, benefiting Society of the Four Arts, Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden, Palm Beach, $100 Contemporaries members, $350 nonmembers. (561-6557227, 25 Caron Gala 2012, benefiting Caron, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $500, $300 junior, $1,000 VIP. (561-655-9770, Worth Tasting on Worth Avenue, benefiting Junior League of the Palm Beaches, $50, $90 per couple. (561-6897590, Boca Raton Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, Boca Raton, Woodfield Country Club, Boca Raton, $350. (561-697-6624, Black and White Knights Gala, benefiting Unicorn Children’s Foundation, The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach, Manalapan, $500-$1,500,

$5,000-$15,000 per table. (561-620-9377, Solving the Neurological Puzzle Gala, benefiting University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $500. (561-655-2111, neuology. 26 Unsinkable: The RMS Titanic, with Daniel Allen Butler, lecture, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, call for ticket prices. (561-655-2833, 27 Honda Classic, Champion Course at PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, to March 4, $20-$350. (561-7992747, 28 2012 Fashion Show and Luncheon, benefiting Jewish Guild for the Blind, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $175. (561833-9667, 29 Bell Society Dinner, benefiting the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Royal Room at The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, $500. (561-832-3755, Bijoux! Opening night reception, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $175-$1,000. (561-832-5196, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Dinner, Club Colette, Palm Beach, $500. ( PERFORMANCES 1 Damn Yankees, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-8327469,; Feb. 3, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $49-$55. (772-461-4775, 2 The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, play, Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth, to Feb. 5, $26-$30. (561-586-6410,

3 The Hits of Barbra, Bette and Carole, dinner show, Borland Center for Performing Arts, Palm Beach Gardens, to Feb. 4, $30$65. (561-904-3130,

The Rat Pack Now, Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, $25-$30. (561-207-5900,

Michael Feinstein, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-8327469,

6 Wonderful World: A Salute to Louis Armstrong, Palm Beach Pops, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 7; Feb. 8, 10-11, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton; Feb. 12, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $29-$89. (561-9327677,

The Music Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr., Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, to Feb. 25, $10-$16, children $5-$8. (772-231-6990, 4 Patti LaBelle, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-8327469, 5 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $30. (561-832-7469,

College, Lake Worth, $27. (561-868-3309,

Brigadoon, musical, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $25-$30. (561-207-5900,; Feb. 17-19, Crest Theatre, Delray Beach, $42. (561-243-7922, 8 Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State

10 Bernadette Peters, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, The Hit Men, Duncan Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, $27. (561-868-3309,; Feb. 19, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $29-$39. (772-461-4775, 11 Five Guys Name Moe, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton, to Feb. 12, $45-$65. (561-237-9000, 13 Love Letters, play, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, $50. (561-575-2223,



On February 7, Pioneer Linens will celebrate its centennial with the Legacy of Linens Luncheon at The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach. The venue will be decorated to represent the last 100 years; each table will be designed to represent a distinct decade, with some of Palm Beach’s leading designers volunteering to create the centerpieces. Anthony Peter Senecal, Mar-a-Lago’s official historian, will be the featured speaker with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson as honorary chairs. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

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agenda v calendar 14 La Cage Aux Folles, starring George Hamilton, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 19, tickets start at $25. (561832-7469, 16 Stig Rosen, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach State College, Palm Beach Gardens, $25-$30. (561-207-5900, 17 Don’t Rain on Our Parade, tribute to Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Carole King, Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth, $25. (561-586-6410, 18 Choral Society of the Palm Beaches Winter Concert, Borland Center for Performing Arts, Palm Beach Gardens, call for ticket prices. (561-6269977, 21 On Earth Together, Evidence Dance Co., Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 22, $35. (561-832-7469, 6th Annual Palm Beach Atlantic International Piano Festival, Helen K. Persson Recital Hall in Vera Lea Rinker Hall, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 28, $10-$55, students $5-$10. (561-803-2970, Paul Anka, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $75-$85. (772-461-4775, 22 Flamenco Express, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, to Feb. 23, $35. (772-286-7827, 23 The Music Man, musical, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, to March 18, $36-$70. (772-231-6990, Spamalot, musical, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $50-$60. (772-461-4775, 24 Romeo and Juliet, opera, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 26, $20$120. (561-833-7888, 152 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

The Hot Club of San Francisco performs “Cinema Vivant” at the Duncan Theatre on February 18. Tickets cost $27. (561-868-3309,

He Loves … and She Loves: A Love Affair in Lyrics, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 25, $40. (561-832-7469,

James Naughton, Royal Room Supper Club at the Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, to March 3. (561-659-8100,

John Lennon Imagined: The NuUtopians, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $25 in advance, $30 at door. (772-4614775,; Feb. 25, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $38. (561-8327469,

29 The Genius of George and Ira Gershwin, Palm Beach Pops, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to March 3, $29$89. (561-932-7677,

25 Indian River Pops with Copeland Davis, Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $25. (772286-7827,; Feb. 26, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $25. (561-207-5900, Jack Jones Greatest Hits Tour, Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center, Lynn University, Boca Raton, to Feb. 26, $45-$65. (561-237-9000, lynn. edu/tickets)

GALLERIES 110 East Atlantic Avenue, Delray Beach. “Artists of Palm Beach County,” to Feb. 18. (561-542-1330) Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach. “Andre Masson (1896-1987),” to Feb. 26. (561-832-5328, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. “Curved: Herbert Mehler Sculptures,” to April 6. (561-832-1776,

From the Studio of Roberta Rust: Back to Baroque, Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall, Lynn University, Boca Raton, $10. (561-237-9000, tickets)

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton. “Martin Schoeller: Closeup” and “Natura Morta: Photographs by Patrizia Zelano,” both to March 18; “Portraits from the Permanent Collection,” to May 13. (561-392-2500,

Mays at the Movies, Billy Mays Trio, benefiting Jupiter Performing Arts Fund, Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, $75. (872-222-5789,

Cornell Museum, Delray Beach. “Diana Nicosia: The World of Color—Italy, Brazil, France and Kuwait,” to April 15. (561-2437922,

28 Diana Ross, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $85-$115. (772-461-4775,

Esther B. O’Keeffe Art Gallery, Palm Beach. “Recapturing the Real West: The Collections of William I. Koch,” Feb. 4 to April 15. (561-655-7227,

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. “A New Light on Tiffany: Clara Driscoll and the Tiffany Girls,” to April 22. (561-655-2833, Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach. “Beatriz Milhazes,” to Feb. 28. (772-388-8400, Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery, Palm Beach. “Florida’s Wetlands,” to June 30, 2013. (561-655-7227, Meghan Candler Gallery, Vero Beach. “Alice Williams,” Feb. 1-29. (772-234-8811, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. “Mariko Kusumoto: Unfolding Stories” and “Old Techniques, New Interpretations:

Japanese Prints from the Paul and Christine Meehan Collection,” both Feb. 7 to May 6. (561-495-0233,

Ritter Art Gallery, FAU, Boca Raton. “Annual Juried Student Exhibition,” Feb. 10-25. (561-297-2966,

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach. “The Emperor’s Orders: Designs from the Qianlong Imperial Workshop (1736-1796),” to Feb. 19; “Jenny Saville,” to March 4; “Cocktail Culture,” to March 11; “The Corning Museum of Glass Hot Glass Roadshow,” to March 25. (561-832-5196,

Schmidt Center Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. “Tibetan Sand Mandala: A Ritual of Peace,” Feb. 25 to March 3. (561- 297-2966, galleries)

Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach. “Full of Grace: A Journey through the History of Childhood,” to March 17. (561-253-2600,, )

Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. “Matthew Gellar: Woozy Blossom,” to April 26; “Cycle of Change: Tom Nakashima’s Treepile Paintings” and “Stephen Knapp: Lightpaintings,” both Feb. 18 to June 3. (772-231-0707, u

Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach. “Dmitry Sokolenko,” to Feb. 20. (561-8325255,


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THE QUESTIONS FOR OUR TIMES: How do I look better but not go under the knife? How do I avoid spending my entire retirement on surgery? Many false claims and broken promises have been made towards this desire. Now there is an answer to both questions. WHAT IS AVAILABLE THAT WORKS? Ultherapy®: It is a new non-surgical face lifting treatment. It is the only FDA approved modality for both skin lifting and skin tightening. Dr. Bafitis currently leads national training seminars for physicians and staff on this ulthera® technology. HOW DOES ULTHERAPY® TIGHTEN FACIAL SKIN WITHOUT ANESTHESIA OR SURGERY? Dr. Bafitis has utilized Ultherapy® treatment on patients without any downtime, and with only one treatment to tighten cheek/neck and jowls, as well as improve the brow and temples. This technology directs safe “ultrasound” energy to the deep dermis to improve tone, and more significantly, to the lining of the musculature that creates a lifting much like a facelift without surgery, downtime, or anesthesia! The results are apparent almost immediately but take 3 months to “mature” and improve; lasting 18-24 months, in most cases. CALL TODAY & SCHEDULE A PERSONALIZED CONSULTATION

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Experience an evening in Polynesia for the benefit of the new Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center at Jupiter Medical Center. Travel half-way around the world for an enchanting evening in Polynesia. From the lush tropical beauty of Tahiti and romance of Bora Bora, to a Hawaiian feast fit for royalty, we invite you to delight in the sights and sounds from the South Sea Islands. Hip-swinging mesmerizing dances, flame twirling, and native drum beats makes for a carefree welcoming spirit in support of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. HONORARY CHAIRS Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Crisp • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Taddeo • Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schwartz GENERAL CHAIRS Jennifer Benaim & the Honorable Monroe N. Benaim, M.D.

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Location: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach Sponsored by: The Gentlemen of the Garden 1. Chris and Brewer Schoeller 2. Liz Fifield, Ashley Sharpe 3. Todd and Brandie Herbst 4. Joseph Pubillones, Karyn Lamb, Cynthia Palmieri, Mieke van Waveren, Jonathan Cameron-Hayes 5. Alex and Anastasia Coleman 6. Farley and Monte Rentschler



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BE A STAR holiday party Location: Healey residence, North Palm Beach Benefiting: Be a Star Foundation 1. Sophie, Emma, Sarah, Richard, Harry, Julie and Daisy Healey 2. Susan and Charles Barker 3. John Horvitz and Mindy Curtis-Horvitz, Soula and Rick Rifkin 4. Michelle Valle, Michael Walsh 5. Erin and Sean McGould 6. Amanda and Chuck Schumacher


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French lifestyle Location: Anne Fontaine, Boca Raton Benefiting: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 1. Julie Lander, Jennifer Shesser 2. Nancy Bolton, Marianne Lentini, Juliana George, Suzanne Mays 3. Suzi Pfeiffer, Nina Stein, Rochelly Baez 4. Kimberly Read, Nichole Vaux 5. Lisa and Rich Anderson





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OUT AND ABOUT 1. David Yurman and Eddy Taylor at the opening of the jeweler’s store in The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens 2. Sid Forbes and Sybil and Evan Yurman at the opening of David Yurman in The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens 3. Nan O’Leary, Barbara Nicklaus and Kristen Gaeta at the opening of David Yurman in The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens 4. J.R. Martinez and Lois Pope at the Lady in Red gala, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach 5. Terry and Joe Mendozza at the Lady in Red gala, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach 6. Jeffrey and Elizabeth Bateman at the Lady in Red gala, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach


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Dance holds a special place in Anka Palitz’s heart, as she studied the discipline for 13 years. She is on the board of directors of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), and is vice president of Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD), which provides emotional and career counseling to dancers when their careers end. In Palm Beach, Palitz is a benefactor of the Society of the Four Arts. On February 18, she will chair ABT’s Evening in Palm Beach gala at The Breakers, as she has done for the past six years.



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Daily routine First thing in the morning, I stand on tiptoe and balance myself for a couple of minutes. I then proceed with a 30-minute ballet workout.


fashion favorites I do all my shopping at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Alfred Fiandaca, who designed the gown with angel wings I wore for the CTFD gala October 31. He came as the devil.

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all things artistic I take in all the lectures, concerts and opera simulcasts; the concerts at the Flagler Museum; the Norton Museum openings and lectures. I love Palm Beach Opera and the Miami City Ballet, as well as the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.

divine dining For casual fare, it’s Pizza al Fresco in the Mizner Court. I also love Café Boulud, especially for lunch on the terrace. go-to beauty My new lipstick is by Tom Ford—Flamingo. My makeup is by Bobbi Brown. For perfume, it’s Chanel No. 5 during the day and Coco at night. Current read The new biography of Steve Jobs sips of choice White wine. I prefer Puligny-Montrachet. travel destinations I love Italy and the south of France. Home finds I find great things at Antique Row on South Dixie. Thankful for I love the most generous people of Palm Beach, who welcomed me and who support so many worthwhile causes. • 800.550.0005 © 2012 CHANEL®, Inc.


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