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Blenheim Palace was the gift of Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough for his great victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. Everywhere the Palace’s design reflects this triumphal mood, from the military details of the trophies on the colonnades to the scale of the heroic Grand Bridge. The dramatic effect harmonizes perfectly with ‘Capability’ Brown’s great lake and hanging beech woods beyond. It all looks so effortlessly natural but in fact the scene was artfully and laboriously created between 1764 and 1774. Today, Blenheim Palace is not only an iconic part of history, but also a living, changing experience with a wealth of sporting and cultural events throughout the year. This collection of paintings by British Contemporary Charles Neal strikingly captures the beauty and essence of this remarkable Palace.

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features 92 / Enchanted Garden

The Fisher family enlists landscape architect Jorge Sanchez to design a garden worthy of a historic estate by Jane Moore

100 / Top Down

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106 / Solar Flair

Set sail with lightweight fabrics and cool marine-inspired prints Photography by Navid

116 / Farm Fresh

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The essence of the Hamptons comes to Swank Table

Contents / February 2016



departments 28 / From the Publisher 30 / From the Editor 34 / Log On

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36 / Party Pics

Culinary celebrations take center stage at the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival


51 / Insider

William Shatner comes to town, Kara Ross unveils jewelry with a purpose, and more hot happenings around Palm Beach


59 / Style

Tribal beauty and animal magnetism

66 / Sparkle

Red is the color of love—and lovely jewelry

68 / Shop Local 70 / Vanity

Scoop up a fragrant bouquet of beauty products

77 / Escape


Amethyst shines in these items for home and fun

The mirage of Middle East luxury becomes reality at three supreme resorts By Paul Rubio

82 / Weekender

Navigate the South Beach Wine & Food Festival from the comfort of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach By Daphne Nikolopoulos




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84 / High Road

Jaguar claims 2016 as the year of the cat By howard walker

129 / Taste

Baked Alaska with a Floridian feel, Café Boulud gets a makeover, plus bites from the local dining scene

138 / Pour

Single-malt Scotch is in high demand thanks to these sips By mark spivak

141 / Home

Eclectic love seats built for two

142 / Elements

Essentials for a chic playroom

144 / Parties

Sophisticated tea parties with a modern edge

169 / Balance

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Golf tips from a former LPGA star, the best gym bag for every style, and more


178 / Wealth

The pros and cons of donor-advised funds

183 / Agenda

What to see and do this month

198 / Seen

Hot parties, beautiful people

208 / Last look

Stephanie Kantis’ gems and finds


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If it’s February, then that means event season in Palm Beach is in full swing. The ballrooms at The Breakers, Mar-a-Lago, and other premier Palm Beach resorts are bursting with philanthropists of all ages eager to dine and dance for good causes. Bringing together the social lights of our community allows us all the chance to shine brightly for those in need. Our February kicks off at The Winter Ball to support the Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County on February 5. Then, my wife and I will celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Breakers for the sixty-first annual Palm Beach Heart Ball. The annual Polo Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony at the Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame in Lake Worth is sandwiched in between on February 12. All are great events in support of worthy causes. Patti LaBelle fans will rejoice this month with her star appearance at the Raymond F. Kravis Center Gala on February 3. The sponsors and attendees of this annual event are a who’s who of philanthropy and civic activism in Palm Beach County. But February isn’t just about black ties and gowns. The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show grows in size and depth each year. From February 10-16, walk the show for visual delights and gems around each corner. Or, head outdoors for the Honda Classic, which tees off February 22 at PGA National Resort & Spa. Craving a change in venue? Order up an Uber and head to Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Fifteen years and going strong, this event is a mini-city dedicated to the culinary arts. Miami is also the location for a new event that focuses on the impact Latin women have had on the arts. Hispanic Women Disrupting Art and Culture takes place February 10 at the Perez Art Museum Miami. Hosted by Kara Ross and Darlene Perez, this event will be attended by influencers from both Miami and Palm Beach. The beauty of these and many other South Florida activities at this time of year is they benefit charities, schools, museums, and other critical philanthropic endeavors. Events that make you feel good dining and visiting with friends and also help improve the lives of hundreds throughout the year are the ultimate win-win. No matter which route your choose—black tie and evening gown at the Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa or jeans and sandals at the SOBEWFF Burger Bash on Miami Beach—there is always an event to fit your style and desire to give back. What better way to show your support of the special things that make Palm Beach County and South Florida a hub of philanthropic activity, in February and throughout the year.

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To fully appreciate the joy of living in South Florida, you need only step outside. The tingle of the ocean breeze, the profusion of green, and the scents of spring more or less year-round are invitations to enjoy nature and all its gifts. Regardless of how you choose to do that, you’ll find inspiration in this issue. From outdoor sporting pursuits to feasting on the bounty of nature to driving with the top down, we’ve got you covered. Our ode to the great outdoors begins with Jeff and Frances Fisher’s extraordinary garden created to complement a landmarked John Volk residence in Palm Beach. In partnership with landscape architect Jorge Sanchez, Frances called upon her innate good taste and Southern heritage to conceive a garden that is equal parts formal and inviting. The towering podocarpus arches are feats of ingenuity, but there is so much more to love about this perfectly Palm Beach space. For the full story, turn to “Enchanted Garden,” on page 92. For those who enjoy a fast ride with the wind in their hair, we present “Top Down,” a roundup of the most fabulous convertibles on the market today. You can choose to go retro (Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS), luxe (Rolls-Royce Dawn), or demonic (Ferrari 488 Spider). Or, you can ask yourself the milliondollar question: What would James (as in Bond) do? Why, he’d slide into an Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante, of course. See these and more of our automotive editor’s favorites on page 100. A farm-fresh feast is always a privilege. Locally, we can thank Swank Specialty Produce and its Swank Table for bringing earth-to-table goodness to the masses. On a balmy night in late fall, foodies and hipsters gathered beneath the pole barn and feasted on inventive dishes made with sustainable produce and meats. Presented by a talented group of chefs and entertaining expert Annie Falk, the menu underscored the bounty of the land (and sea) that surrounds us. We captured the casually chic affair in “Farm Fresh,” on page 116. Whether you’re a participant or a spectator in outdoor pursuits, you’ll find plenty of ideas to make the most of your day in the sun. Grab a lounge chair at the club and a copy of our En Plein Air issue—and enjoy!


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Part-time Palm Beacher Kara Ross has reimagined her jewelry business as a social entrepreneurship endeavor, and I’m proud to serve as an ambassador for this important women’s empowerment initiative. Read all about it on page 54.


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Winter’s bounty is blooming and things are coming up red. All around South Florida, strawberries are ripening under the winter sun. This delicious fruit is actually a member of the rose family, and each one on average contains 200 tiny seeds. After heading to a local u-pick farm and loading up on a pail full of berries, unwind with this sweet and zippy strawberry-ginger mojito. Ingredients (serves 2) 10 fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered 4 sprigs of mint (about 24 leaves) 1/4 lime, quartered

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William Shatner has been a fixture of stage and screen for more than half a century. In that time, he has portrayed a number of iconic characters, from the stoic yet awestruck Captain Kirk on Star Trek to the senile yet suave Denny Crane on Boston Legal and countless Priceline Negotiator appearances in between. Shatner started out as a Shakespearean actor in his native Canada before becoming Kirk and solidifying his status as a pop-culture icon. On February 2, see the legend in person at the Kravis Center when he presents his one-man show, Shatner’s World Starring William Shatner. Tickets start at $25. (561-832-7469, How did your Shakespearean training prepare you to be a starship captain? There is, I suppose, an elegance about the way you play Shakespearean roles—an authority that you need to have to play those roles, both in your voice, your language, and your bearing. I think that may have helped me be a commander of a lot of people.

Have you been to Palm Beach before? I played the [Royal] Poinciana Playhouse many, many years ago as a young actor. And I learned to fly in West Palm Beach. I soloed in West Palm Beach and then went on back to California.


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How did you develop your one-man show? It evolved over a series of anecdotes that became stories that blended with each other, and I found bridges between them so they added up to a complete whole. What I’ve got here is a laughter-filled show that has, at several moments, tears to it. It is both comical and meaningful. I talk about love and I talk about gorillas. I talk about motorcycles and I talk about death and I talk about comedy. There is a full mixture of my life but done in as humorous a way as I can imagine.




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Junior chairman Chris Leavitt, chairman Judi Richards, and honoree Annie Falk

Secret Garden Pan’s Garden, part of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, is mere yards from the bustle of Worth Avenue but feels like an ancient Eden. Established in 1994, it is home to more than 300 species of native flora divided between upland and wetland areas that span about half an acre. “I think it’s a great use of a small space, and it really highlights how natives can be used in a more traditional sense,” says gardens director Daniele Garson. The garden also houses two


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Florist extraordinaire Michael Ereshena will transform The Breakers’ Venetian Ballroom into a beautiful park complete with floating hot-air balloons.

works of art: the Casa Apava wall and a statue of Pan of Rohallion, from which the garden gets its name. The colorful wall, originally on an estate on South Ocean Boulevard, dates back to the 1920s and weighs more than 100 tons. The statue of Pan, the god of shepherds, was designed in 1890 by Frederick MacMonnies and sits in a place of honor at the entrance. Throughout the year, the Preservation Foundation hosts classes on everything from butterfly gardening to ethnobotany—the study of the relationship between people and plants—all of which are open to the public. Visitors can also stop by for a moment of Zen daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (561-832-0731, palmbeach


The evening will feature a live auction with many fantastic lots, including the chance to attend the Roberto Cavalli fashion show in Milan.

Attendees will receive a sneak peek of a new film—coproduced by Annie Falk and award-winning Joe DiMaggio at an AHA event honoring Mrs. Horace E. Dodge, filmmaker Dawn Scibilia—that highlights AHA’s chairman of the 1957 Heart Ball Teaching Gardens initiative, which aims to counteract childhood obesity by showing elementary students how to grow and harvest produce.

Presidential Finds

From February 10-16, the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show will once again bring endless aisles of bling and beauty to the Palm Beach County Convention Center. This year, Presidents Day falls amid the festivities February 15, and the show will have no shortage of presidential antiques. In honor of our nation’s first president, here are four George Washington collectibles that will be available through New Orleans’ M.S. Rau Antiques. (561-822-5440,

Plates: Washington and his wife, Martha, dined upon this blue Canton china dinner plate ($24,500) and served supper using this pewter platter ($28,500). Cameo Mourning Pendant: Following Washington’s death in 1799, Martha commissioned and wore this cameo mourning pendant ($34,500) in honor of her late husband.

Hair and Casket Shavings: Diehard Washington fans with a penchant for the macabre will go gaga for this frame ($22,850) that contains strands of his hair and shavings from his funerary case.

Biography: This exceptionally rare early biography ($22,500) by James A. Harrison boasts Cosway binding and a stunning portrait of Washington.

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As the longest continuously running gala in Palm Beach, the American Heart Association’s Palm Beach Heart Ball has experienced its share of glamorous moments. The first Heart Ball took place February 14, 1956 and raised $30,840—a feat when factoring in inflation. In the 60 years since, the ball has welcomed many celebrity attendees, including Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frank Sinatra, and Ed Sullivan, and contributed millions of dollars to support the fight against heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in America, respectively. The ante has been upped for the sixty-first Heart Ball, taking place at The Breakers on February 14. Whether you’re a regular attendee or a Heart Ball newbie, here are three reasons to attend this year’s event. (561-697-6621,




A Brilliant

Mission “Jewelry more than anything else tells a story,” muses part-time Palm Beacher Kara Ross. For years, Ross’ eponymous line of high-end jewelry has defined her story. Now, she’s turning a new page and forging a legacy as an advocate for women’s empowerment with Diamonds Unleashed. Described as a brand with a social purpose, Diamonds Unleashed came about when Ross was resetting her engagement ring, a process that led her to question why women have to wait to be given a diamond. “It’s really the only commodity in today’s society that has a stigma attached to a woman buying it for herself,” she says. Ross decided then and there to rebrand diamonds into a symbol for female empowerment. “When you look at all these adjectives that describe a diamond—beautiful, strong, multifaceted, unbreakable, and brilliant—I think that so aptly describes women.” In the almost two years since that idea took hold, Ross designed a logo (two diamonds laid upon each other to form a heart) that encapsulates the brand’s mission. “You know what the peace sign is. You also know what the pink ribbon stands for,” she says. “In the not too distant future, I want people to see this beautiful symbol and say, ‘I know what that’s about. That’s about women’s empowerment.’” The logo was the jumping-off point for a Diamonds Unleashed jewelry collection, as well as a Stuart Weitzman shoe clip, unveiled in December. The pieces are available on HSN and at Neiman Marcus, and an engagement line is also in the works. The majority of the net profits from these pieces are being donated to two organizations dedicated to fostering the female leaders of tomorrow: She’s the First and Girls Who Code. The products, however, are just one aspect of Diamonds Unleashed. Ross also enlisted the help of more than 200 women—including Serena Williams and Martha Stewart—to be her “stilettos on the ground” and spread the message that women can do and be whatever they want. “These women are the embodiment of the values this whole thing stands for,” she says. “I only have one voice, and in



it's not only about celebrating ... women ... it's also about paying it forward." —Kara Ross

order for this be a movement—and that’s what this is, a modern-day women’s movement—you have to have a lot of women across all categories, across all fields, who have powerful voices.” The final facet is the Women’s Empowerment Salon Series, panel events in major U.S. cities with world-renowned speakers who are causing significant change in their respective fields. On February 10, the series comes to Miami to discuss Hispanic women disrupting the status quo. All of these elements combine to form one very different—and impactful—way to approach the business of jewelry design. Ross has redefined what it means to marry skill and passion to create a movement that can change the lives of many. “I completely transformed my business to be all about this,” she says. “It’s not only just about celebrating where women are and how far we’ve come. It’s also about paying it forward.” (

Diamonds Unleashed is partnering with CanadaMark diamonds, a leader in ethical diamond mining, to provide women with pieces that share their sense of social responsibility.

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The arts are a vital part of a well-rounded education. Thankfully, Palm Beach County students have access to an institution that not only believes this but also does everything in its power to foster the next generation of artists. Founded in 1990 as the Palm Beach County School of the Arts, the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts earned its current moniker in 1997 when local entrepreneur and philanthropist Alexander W. Dreyfoos gave the facility $1 million, the largest private donation ever made to a Florida public school. On February 26, notable alumni and supporters will gather at The Mar-a-Lago Club to honor Dreyfoos—the man and the school— with An Evening with Our Stars: Celebrating 25 Years of Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Below, some outstanding Dreyfoos grads share their take on just what makes their alma mater so special. (561-805-6298,

Nadine Sierra Graduation year: 2006 Department: Theater Claim to fame: Opera singer who made her Metropolitan Opera debut last year singing the part of Gilda in Rigoletto Dreyfoos experience in three words or fewer: Life changing, supportive, unforgettable How Dreyfoos prepared her for a career in the arts: I started working at Palm Beach Opera when I was 14, and the teachers and administrators at Dreyfoos understood that this was important to my artistic development and allowed it to be part of my education. Dreyfoos gave me the advantage to not only learn about what I wanted to do but to actually do it in the real world of opera. Words of thanks for Alexander Dreyfoos: Thank you for creating such an incredible establishment where people like me can live out our passions without feeling criticized and judged. I’d also say thank you to the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, which provides funding for the school, and to everyone who attends the performances and supports the students.

Joshua Harto Graduation year: 1997 Department: Theater Claim to fame: Film and television actor who has appeared in The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Bridge of Spies, Justified, and Veronica Mars Dreyfoos experience in three words or fewer: Life altering What he learned: Dreyfoos taught me it was okay to be me, that my unique voice was special, and that hard work is the essential element in turning artistic talent into a career in the arts. Message to aspiring students: Do it. Even if you don’t see art as the way you will eventually make your living, Dreyfoos will prepare you to excel at whatever career you choose. A Dreyfoos education teaches you self-expression, self-awareness, and self-confidence, which is what you need to be successful at any endeavor. 56


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Billy Bell Graduation year: 2008 Department: Dance Claim to fame: Appeared on seasons six and seven of So You Think You Can Dance and teaches at the Broadway Dance Center in New York City Dreyfoos experience in three words or fewer: Filled with opportunity What he learned: How to adapt. In the dance division, we were given many different and juxtaposed techniques and were expected to do them well. Dreyfoos enabled me to become an artist who, through adapting and remaining open to many art forms, has a voice. My teachers taught me that my voice needed to be heard and that a single individual can make a great change if they are persistent enough. Words of thanks for Alexander Dreyfoos: Thank you for creating a safe space, a place for exploration, and a home for vulnerability. Without this institution, the vibrancy and culture of South Florida would be much dimmer.

Emilie Gossiaux Graduation year: 2007 Department: Visual arts Claim to fame: Despite being blind and profoundly hearing impaired, Gossiaux has found success as a visual artist and is also an educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Dreyfoos experience in three words or fewer: Fun, inspirational, freeing Proudest moment: My senior show, when I did my first performance piece. I remember feeling so nervous, but I got a lot of encouragement from my teachers. In the end, I felt like I succeeded in something really challenging for me personally, which was to perform in public. Message to aspiring students: Do not take this time in your life for granted. High school at Dreyfoos was one of the highlights of my life, and I look back at it with great appreciation. Explore your freedom of expression and hold onto the strong relationships you build over the years.

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A New Choice for a New Generation De George Pediatric Unit Now Open in Jupiter

We are proud to announce the opening of the De George Pediatric Unit at Jupiter Medical Center in partnership with the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children’s Hospital).

The De George Pediatric Unit features:

From newborns and toddlers to adolescents up to age 18, the pediatric unit is a comprehensive, child-centered environment, featuring state-of-the-art medical and therapeutic services. Patients receive outstanding care using the clinical guidelines developed by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, a leader in pediatric health for 65 years.

• Pediatric therapy

This unit was made possible by the generous support of the Lawrence J. and Florence A. De George Charitable Trust and the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

• Pediatric imaging services

• 12 inpatient pediatric rooms • Pediatric surgery suites • Children’s playroom • Bear’s Den for resting (named after Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus) Additional hospital services: • Pediatric emergency services

Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital—together for our community. Learn more at or call 561-510-6274. 1210 S. Old Dixie Hwy. l Jupiter, FL 33458

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For its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Gucci channels the wild unknown by playing with the concept of urban exploration. Animal accents and modern embellishments merge in a shoulder bag in beige ebony GG Supreme fabric and python ($3,980) and a high-heel slide in trompe l’oeil embroidery with studs ($1,290). Turn the page for more fashions that heed the call of the wild. | february 2016



Mixed Metals Ruby tassel charm bracelet ($590), Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour

On the Prowl Savage Pandora clear clutch ($965), Charlotte Olympia, Bal Harbour

Color Check Frayed tweed dome clutch ($450), Tory Burch, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton


Spring collections go tribal with fringe and animal motifs

Fierce Roar Panthère de Cartier ring with tsavorite garnets, onyx, and 18-karat white gold ($21,400), Cartier, Palm Beach, Boca Raton

Folk Art Handpainted calf leather sandal with multicolor stones ($1,575), Valentino, Palm Beach Follow the Fringe Echo backpack in buttercup ($3,095), Jimmy Choo, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens Valentino Spring/ Summer 2016 Gorgeous textiles and artisan-inspired accessories showcase a global fusion between Italian and African traditions.

black mamba Black woven leather bootie ($2,395), Roger Vivier, Bal Harbour


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Drop everything Gold link python open-drop earrings ($340), Jennifer Miller Jewelry, Palm Beach Take Two Python cuff ($695), alligator studded cuff ($795), Giorgio’s of Palm Beach, Palm Beach

it’s a draw Salina python drawstring bag ($2,990), Michael Kors Collection, Palm Beach



Whether real or faux, skins are in In the Bag Viper and crocodile hobo ($3,650), Nancy Gonzalez, similar styles, Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach, Boca Raton dose of color Sahel ostrich crossbody bag in yellow ($258), J.McLaughlin, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens

golden girl Ellen beige and metallic clutch ($695), Daniella Ortiz, Palm Beach

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Michael Kors Collection Spring/ Summer 2016 Python prints in a dual color palette play up a modern take on femininity.

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Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show The Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show at Palm Beach County Convention Center runs from February 10-16 and will showcase more than a billion dollars’ worth of treasures from around the globe. The stunning selection of high-quality treasures span from ancient antiquities through 21st century contemporary art, including furniture, fine art, rare books, tapestries, jewelry, and more.

Event Co-Chairs, Mark Gordon and Ian Gordon, The Celestial Gala’s first father & son duo.

American Cancer Society Going into its thirteenth year, the American Cancer Society’s Celestial Gala is a premier event in northern Palm Beach County. Event chairmen Ian and Mark Gordon, along with honorary chairs Linda and William Mennen, invite guests to get whisked away to quintessential New England with a “Night on Nantucket” theme on February 20 at The Club at Admirals Cove in Jupiter. Guests will enjoy exquisite dining, top-notch entertainment, and an exclusive live and silent auction, with all proceeds going to ACS’ mission to save lives.

The Spine Center Having a healthy back and spine is possible. The Spine Center offers premier natural supplements for optimum back and spine health from the inside out that promote a healthy and stable back, support a healthy spine and vertebrae, and boost mobility and flexibility. These supplements were formulated by top Palm Beach spine neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Theofilos and are clinically proven and effective. Live life in motion. 11621 Kew Gardens Ave., Suite 101, Palm Beach Gardens 561-630-3870 |

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1. slow dance Rhythm earrings with rubies and diamonds set in platinum, price upon request. Graff Diamonds, Worth Avenue (561-355-9292, 2. close to your heart Necklace with rubies and diamonds set in platinum, price upon request. Provident Jewelry, Jupiter (561-747-4449, 3. rock candy Plevé Raspberry Ombré Open Petal earrings with diamonds set in 18-karat gold, $9,680. Saks Fifth Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton (561-6949009, 561-393-9100, 4. Red Light Bayco ring with a 20-carat cabochon Thai ruby and pavé diamonds set in platinum and 18-karat pink gold, price upon request. Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach (561-805-6150, 5. Merry Go Round Jean Schlumberger Thistle bracelet with red enamel, 18-karat gold, and diamonds set in platinum, $130,000. Tiffany & Co. locations (800-843-3269, 6. Four of Hearts Effeuillage earrings with carnelian and diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold, $6,850. Van Cleef & Arpels, Palm Beach (561-6556767, 7. good timing Baume & Mercier Promesse watch with white mother-ofpearl and a red alligator strap, $2,850. Mayors locations (800-462-9677,


Between Delray Beach and Boca Raton, you’ll find the most desirable waterfront condominium in South Florida. 3200 South Ocean is located directly on the Intracoastal in Highland Beach with private ocean access. A select few residents will enjoy a one-of-a-kind lifestyle with incomparable amenities that include a rooftop pool, fitness center, and membership opportunities at the exclusive Seagate Beach Club, Country Club, and new Yacht Club.


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Amethyst Alert


Though best known as the color of February’s birthstone, amethyst’s romance and whimsy is not limited to jewelry


By Kerry Shorr

Trade traditional tableware for artful conversation pieces. Our Picks: Set your table with Versace’s Grand Divertissement porcelain service chargers ($295 for white, $545 for gold) and L’Objet’s amethyst-eyed goldfish salt-and-pepper shakers ($180). T is for Table, Palm Beach Gardens (561-799-9733,


This capricious piggy bank is perfect for grown-ups. Our Pick: Fashioned after a little piglet and designed by Harry Allen, Areaware’s Bank in the Form of a Pig ($175) holds as much as $10,000 in its belly. Hive Home, Gift, & Garden, West Palm Beach (561514-0322,


Stash precious baubles in a keepsake inspired by the sea. Our Pick: Times Two Design’s lacquered box ($598) is topped with purple and gilded barnacles. Matilda’s, Stuart (772-2218280,


Though now quite alluring, amethysts were once worn to thwart seduction. Our Pick: Named for one of her favorite quotes, Diana Vreeland’s Simply Divine eau de parfum ($250 for 100 ml) is packed with tuberose, a delicate floral whose scent imbues passion. Neiman Marcus, Palm Beach, Boca Raton (561-805-6150, 561417-5151,


This petite pastry offers a sweet ending to any meal. Our Pick: The Sugar Monkey’s Jennifer Reed makes Parisian macarons ($30 per dozen) with a blackberry-cream and chocolate-ganache filling encased in an almond meringue brushed with edible gold. Lake Worth (561-689-7844,


Light up the room with a pair of crystal-encrusted lamps. Our Pick: Arthur Court’s rock crystal and amethyst lamps ($3,780 for the pair) add a glamorous touch to any tabletop. F.S. Henemader Antiques, Palm Beach (561835-9237, fshenemader


Trick out your two-wheeler with a head-turning hue. Our Pick: Electra’s Karma 3i three-speed cruiser ($650) in purple fade has a vintage design, coaster brakes, and tasseled grips. Wheels of Wellington, Wellington (561795-3038, 68



Style gurus covet Jon McCoy’s crystal and stone accessories. Our Pick: Wash the room in romantic candlelight with McCoy Design’s raw amethyst votive ($495). Gervis Design Studio, Boca Raton (561-6136100,


In full bloom


February in Palm Beach is the perfect time to smell the roses—and other lovely spring florals. We adore these sophisticated botanical scents for the body and home: L’Objet Rose Noir bath salts from the new Apothecary collection ($85,; Jo Malone London Peony & Blush Suede cologne, a soft, ultra-feminine fragrance ($125 for 100 ml, Saks Fifth Avenue); Kat Burki Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum with rose hip oil and a blend of herbs ($165, Nordstrom); Library of Flowers Wildflower and Fern hand creme ($24, beauty; and Red Flower Indian Jasmine candle with scented petals ($38,


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Jupiter’s renowned breast surgeon is now seeing and treating patients at Good Samaritan Medical Center

Dr. Rimmer has expanded his practice to West Palm Beach and is joining the MultiModality Clinic at Good Samaritan Medical Center’s NAPBC accredited Breast Program. In conjunction with the Oncology team, the MMC will offer our patients a “one-stop” opportunity with all the necessary medical specialists conveniently located under one roof at the same appointment time.

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DESERTDREAMS All that glitters is gold at these Middle East resorts

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Clockwise from right: Central courtyard, spa, villa terrace, and free-form pool at Qasr Al Sarab.

Qasr Al Sarab honors its ancient surrounds by embracing Arabian decor and architecture.

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It’s the kind of place where Princess Jasmine and Aladdin would live out their happily ever after. Smack in the middle of the Liwa Desert— the world’s largest uninterrupted sand desert —sits a series of fortresses so breathtaking, so grand, so out of this world, it begs the question: Is this a Disney mirage or reality? Answer: Reality. A reality called Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, a fivestar oasis of Arabian grandeur enveloped by

towering, rust-hued dunes in the southernmost reaches of Abu Dhabi. From camel treks to desert sailing to unapologetic pampering in and around your remote Middle Eastern palace, there’s no shortage of fodder for personal travel dispatches at this surreal retreat. The peregrination begins with a road trip through the United Arab Emirates, either 90 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport or three hours from Dubai. Development and civilization cease long before Qasr Al Sarab appears on the horizon, adding to the Arabian high as you drive deeper into the Liwa Desert. Finally, a twinkle of light and the resort comes into view—a vast medieval enclave dotted with soaring date palms surrounded by sky-high pillows of red sand. You’ll soon be swept away to your personal swath of luxury as each of the 205 rooms, suites, and villas sports an Arabianchic motif and faces the endless desert. But it’s the expansive villas—with floor-toceiling windows, private swimming pools (chilled, no less), massive terraces, and consummate butler service—that lend to more private desert indulgences.

During your stay, you’ll have the choice of doing everything or nothing, marooned in the Liwa Desert, mesmerized by the swaying dunes that change colors with the rise and fall of the sun. For those desiring more active pursuits, daily activities in and around the resort include sand sledding, land sailing, falconry, archery, and trekking through the desert by camel or even by foot. For those looking to relax, the Anantara Spa houses a hammam and a hydrotherapy circuit for pre- or post-treatment detox. For more resort-style fun, the principal swimming pool is idyllic for lounging and socializing, cocktail in hand. Villa courtyard at Qasr Al Sarab

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Indoors, the resort’s Spice Spoons program holds daily regional cooking classes. You’ll leave the new king or queen of meze and Arabic cuisine after excellent hands-on instruction (and tastings) with two executive chefs. There are more chances to experience the prowess of the chefs and their team at the resort’s five restaurants. One evening, be sure to book Dining by Design on the dunes so the team can privately cater your feast under the desert sky. With vistas so surreal they brink on animation and experiences so theatrical they play out like reveries, you’ll need to pinch yourself once or twice at Qasr Al Sarb to confirm this is indeed not an illusion. (qasralsarab.

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Travel 40 minutes by ferry from the Qatari capital of Doha to discover a sleepy, uninhabited beach colony transformed into a modern paradise. Banana Island Resort Doha is a private-island escape that comprises a 96room hotel and 34 beachfront villas, all of which exude a Maldivian-style vibe that sets it apart from Middle East competitors. Annexed to Banana Island proper, 11 dreamy two- and three-bedroom overwater bungalows (measuring nearly 2,500 and 4,000 square feet, respectively) rise from the shallows of the Persian Gulf, exuding an aesthetic that’s oh-so-Maldives on a gargantuan scale that’s decidedly Middle Eastern. These floating palaces are decked out in elegant

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Sea-view villas at Banana Island Resort Doha’s include private pools and a million-dollar view.

Arabian design, strewn with intricate latticework and brass lanterns, and equipped with every modern amenity imaginable, including a sleek, cantilevered swimming pool. At the resort, over-the-top amenities go beyond the typical ornate spa and gymnasium to include a bowling alley, a nine-hole putting course, a cinema, and a double-lane surf pool. An onsite dive center also facilitates daily trips to the nearby offshore reef. Banana Island’s cuisine spans multiple continents over eight outstanding restaurants. Savor the likes of succulent Lebanese delights, upscale Indian fare, and gourmet Italian meals, but don’t expect to wash it down with fine wine or artisanal cocktails. Banana Island is a “dry” destination, which means this island rapture isn’t for everyone. ( | February 2016



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building fashioned after the sail of a traditional dhow. Though Dubai is world renowned for its glitzy offerings, several sights still capture the cultural heritage of the emirate and shouldn’t be overlooked among the modern mayhem. Rub elbows with locals and barter with the best of them at the Gold Souk or the Deira Spice Souk. Admire the dramatic Islamic architecture around the city, and include a stop at the impressive Jumeirah Mosque. And if you don’t plan on hitting the remote desert for a longer escape, spend the day traversing sand dunes on a desert safari, an exhilarating roller coaster–style adventure through Dubai’s uninhabited terrain. (

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Clockwise from top left: DiLido Beach Club oceanfront dining; the artful lobby of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach; Bistro One LR; tasting wine.

By Daphne Nikolopoulos Loosen your belts, South Florida foodies. That behemoth of food events, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine, heads our way this month. This must-attend event can be experienced any number of ways. You can jostle for elbow room among the hungry masses, or you can have a VIP experience that will afford you a front-row seat to the action. If you opt for the latter, you can choose whether to dive into the commotion or sit back, amused, and take it all in. Though the festival takes place all over the beach and has even expanded into Fort Lauderdale, Ground Zero is 1 Lincoln Road. From Chef Christian Cuevas (left) plates during Swine to Vine, a Bank of America pairing seminar. Below: Burger Bash fare.



there you can head to the Delano (Meatopia, Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach), host hotel Loews (Tribute Dinner), or the Ritz-Carlton South Beach (Amstel Light Burger Bash, Lucky Chopsticks). It’s also a short hop to the Goya Foods Grand Tasting Village at Ocean Drive and 13th Street. All are signature events, but there is no madness like Burger Bash madness. Hosted by Rachael Ray, the Bash turns 10 this year. Top burger chefs will grill up their best and vie for the People’s Choice and Very Best Burger awards. The anniversary celebration promises even greater mayhem, if that is possible. With or without tickets to the Burger Bash, smart foodies have already booked a room on the Club Level of the Ritz-Carlton. It’s the best strategy for being both in the midst of the activity and taking a luxe break from it. To be honest, the dining experience here beats anything you’ll find on the sampling tables. If you tire of the festival hubbub, head to Bistro One LR for the best Cuban sandwich in town or to the DiLido Beach Club, South Beach’s only true oceanfront restaurant, for a toes-in-the-sand sundowner and a killer snapper ceviche. Or you can order the very burger the hotel will be entering in the Bash. You just may be sitting close enough to see Ray’s reaction when she tastes it. (; «

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The Cat Claws Back Jaguar will unveil many new models in 2016, starting with the transformed XF By Howard Walker You’ve got to love the lyrics. “On a morning from a Bogart movie, in a country where they turn back time, you go strolling through the crowd like Peter Lorre, contemplating crime.” All together now: “In the year of the cat.” It was the soft-rock anthem of 1976 by Glaswegian folkie Alastair “Al” Stewart. Go on, take a trip down memory lane and pull it up on iTunes. Fast-forward 40 years—yikes—to 2016 and Year of the Cat should be anointed as Jaguar’s official anthem. Over the next six months, Jaguar will introduce a tsunami of long-awaited metal that includes the XE, a sexy and compact $35,000 sports sedan that’ll butt heads with BMW’s 3-series, Audi’s new A4, and Mercedes’ C-Class. Next up will be the gorgeous F-Pace sports crossover meant to rival everything from Porsche’s Macan to Audi’s Q5 to BMW’s X5.


It’ll sticker from around $41,000. Both will be backed by Jaguar’s new Elite Care five-year, 60,000-mile, free-maintenance warranty program and the kind of aggressive pricing practiced at Wal-Mart. To start off this banner year, Jaguar has released an all-new, fresh-from-the-tires-up XF mid-size sports sedan. Like the big XJ and racy F-Type two-seater, this XF features a lightweight aluminumintensive body. Using aluminum shaves 265 pounds off the waistline and increases body stiffness by 28 percent.

This lighter weight, along with I-beam body rigidity, aids in Jaguar’s mission to make this new XF the most agile, most dynamic driver’s car in its class. It helps that Jaguar engineers purloined some of the best bits from the racy F-type roadster and coupe. This XF uses the same supercharged V-6 engine, same 8-speed fast-shifting automatic, same suspension, same laser-precise electric steering, and even the same chunky wheel. For the time being, U.S. buyers can choose between 340- and 380-horse versions of Jag’s proven 3.0-liter, direct-injection V-6. There’s a new fuel-sipping 2.0-liter turbo diesel coming, but given the VW emission scandal, no one will care. The 380-hp XF S has power aplenty to punch the car from zero to 60 in just 5 seconds and catapult it out of tight curves. It’s not the smoothest, most refined V-6 out there, and it lacks the snap and snarl of the F. But coupled with the lightning-fast responses of that 8-speed automatic, it delivers exhilaration by the bucketful.

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helm, while the front end grips as tenaciously as chewing gum to shag carpet. The all-wheel drive version should be even more thrilling. Jaguar designers have also done a fine job of upgrading the XF’s interior. The additional two inches in the car’s wheelbase means there’s extra rear-seat knee room. Despite the car being a smidge lower to the ground, there’s an inch more headroom. While the dashboard design isn’t as flashy as the one adorning Mercedes’ new E-Class, it’s beautifully crafted and finally features up-to-date technology. The new InControl Pro 10.2-inch touch screen allows you to pinch and zoom like with an iPad. The optional laser Heads-up Display on the windshield is the best on the market. Don’t judge the styling of this new XF from the photos. While the lines are clearly evolutionary, it looks much more elegant in the metal. The bigger, more upright grille and huge air-gulping front intakes exude a certain ruggedness, while the tiny windows behind the rear doors add visual length to the car and light to the rear cabin. Jaguar’s more competitive pricing policy further heightens the appeal of this new XF. It slashes $5,000 off of the entry-level XF 35t, which now stickers at $52,895, and the sporty XF S is a steal at $63,695. The year of the cat, indeed. Purrfect. «


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The Fisher family creates an Italianate oasis at an iconic Palm Beach property By Jane Moore Photography by JERRY RABINOWITZ



For years, Frances Fisher admired a beautiful John Volk house on a quiet, shady street in the estate section of Palm Beach, enraptured by the elegant lines and details from a bygone era. Even while she and husband Jeff were building their own home on another part of the island, she kept her eyes on the landmarked property, formally called the Charles Hall residence after the original owner. “I would go down this street and see the Christmas tree in the window,” she says. “I just always loved it.” | FEBRUARY 2016


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“The house and garden feel like an adventure to us. We feel like we’re on vacation all the time here.” —Frances Fisher So when the historic estate became available, the Fishers quickly switched gears, sold the house they were building, and purchased Frances’ dream home, where they and their young son have now lived for two years. Before they moved in, the Fishers renovated the property inside and out—including, most notably, the private garden, which can be viewed from nearly every room in the twostory, U-shaped house. Frances, a philanthropist and preservationist, envisioned an Italian-inspired oasis that was family friendly and modern yet still true to Volk’s design. To bring the project to life, she turned to Jorge Sanchez of the Palm Beach firm SMI Landscape Architecture. “Frances was very much involved in the overall plan,” says Sanchez, who has worked with Frances on two other projects. “She had a huge influence. Our mission is to not only respect the architecture but also interpret what the client wants, their likes and dislikes, and also how they plan to use the house and garden. So we needed to make this very family oriented, with space for a swimming pool, a terrace, a barbecue [area].” The project was a bit of a challenge, as “the property is not a huge space,” Sanchez admits. Yet he found a creative way to meet the Fishers’ needs: by dividing the grounds into defined areas, each with its own interest. The focal point in the center of the property consists of four quadrants, each centered with a square-shaped fountain—a calming water feature. The symmetrical spaces hold beds of feathery angelonia that bloom every few weeks into tiny blue and purple flowers. Sanchez framed each quad with

low podocarpus hedges, which he says allow “a more trimmed, clipped appearance” than commonly used ficus and none of the white flies the latter attracts. At the meeting point of the four spaces are large terracotta urns planted with a ball-shaped display of boxwood, offering a punctuation point to the formal linear pathways. Beyond the perimeter of the quadrants, Sanchez designed a rose garden, a koi pond, a swimming pool, and a barbecue area. To imbue the space with Italian flair, he incorporated garcinia trees, which offset the hedges’ darker, tinier leaves. He also designed three terraces: a dining terrace on the west side of the house, a formal one on the east side, and a loggia terrace overlooking the pool. On the latter, Sanchez installed an awning—a decision that, to Frances’ relief, negated the need to build onto the actual structure of the house.

Jeff and Frances fisher relax near their statue of Pan, a find Frances uncovered in New Orleans. | FEBRUARY 2016


Secret paths (far left) lead to surprises in different parts of the garden. One of these is the koi pond (below), lined with water lilies. Podocarpus arches (right) define each garden “room.”

“I’m a purist,” she says. “Changing the house like that is not something we wanted to do.” More terracotta urns holding ivy and other mixed plants are scattered throughout the property, including beneath archways of towering podocarpus. These archways serve as “doors” that separate each “room” in the garden, Sanchez explains, and give the grounds a feeling of maturity far beyond their one season of age. They were also one of his biggest risks; at first, he questioned their appearance in Palm Beach’s tropical ambiance. “I wasn’t sure they were going to work out,” he says. “But we are past the first season now with the garden, and they look wonderful.” The archways, some as tall as 15 feet, are towering examples of trust and patience: Growing and transforming the podocarpus into their curved shapes took two and a half years prior to installation. “We would drive out [to the 96


plant nursery] sometimes and just look at the podocarpus and say hi,” Frances laughs. “When the day came to transplant them, put them on the truck, and move them, we all just held our breath. But it all worked out, thankfully.” Frances, originally from Alabama, has put her Southern touch on the garden with a magnolia tree and gardenia bushes, from which she draws fresh clippings to bring a floral aroma to the home’s interior. “When the magnolia tree first bloomed, I was so excited,” she says. “I ran out and got a clipping and ran inside to show my husband.” Frances wasn’t the only one in the family who had a special garden request. The koi pond, tucked on the bottom terrace near an original Volk gate, was created for her son, who loves playing at the koi pond at the nearby Episcopal Church of Bethesdaby-the-Sea. “The fish actually are able to rec-

Space in the garden was a challenge, Sanchez acknowledges. “In order to give it the volume we were looking for, we divided the spaces to give it more charm and more mystery,” he says.

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ognize footsteps,” Frances says. “They know when it’s my son coming down the steps because he is the one who feeds them, and they all come out when they hear him.” One of Frances’ favorite parts of the project was finding a variety of elements to incorporate into the garden, including the large cast-stone shell used as the pond’s fountainhead. Another weekend, while antiquing in New Orleans, she discovered a statue of Pan, the Greek god of shepherds. Perched on a crescent-shaped balcony playing his flute, he now looks over the Fishers’ oval-shaped swimming pool. “I sent a picture of the Pan statue to Jorge from the store in New Orleans, asking if it would work, and he found the perfect place for it,” Frances says. Today, as Pan plays amidst the thriving podocarpus and her son plays with friends along the koi pond, Frances admires her beloved estate from the inside. With their dream home now their home, the Fishers have no intention of moving on to another project. “The house and garden feel like an adventure to us. We feel like we’re on vacation all the time here,” Frances says. “This is home.” « | FEBRUARY 2016


Top Down

There is no finer way to enjoy the great outdoors than from behind the wheel of a convertible. Here are 10 of the latest and most exciting open-top beauties. Just add sunshine. By Howard Walker

Star Quality Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet It’s been 45 long years since MercedesBenz had a flagship convertible in its lineup. That car was the iconic 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet, and I still get trembly knees every time I see one on the road. Thankfully, Mercedes has ended that bigbodied convertible drought with the unveiling of its imposing S-Class Cabriolet, which arrives in the United States this spring as a 2017 model. Naturally, it’s based on the big S-Class 100 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Coupe, sharing 60 percent of the body structure with the hardtop. In place of the metal lid, the Cabriolet features a threelayer canvas roof that can be raised or lowered in a mere 20 seconds and at speeds as fast as 37 mph. Take your pick from four roof colors: black, dark blue, beige, and dark red. Full credit to Mercedes engineers for making this new S Cabrio a four-seasons convertible. They’ve developed the compa-

ny’s innovative AirScarf neck-level heating system and added heated armrests. Two Cabriolet models will be offered stateside: an S550, powered by Merc’s 4.7-liter biturbo 449-horsepower V-8, and an S63 AMG 4Matic, with its thundering 577-horsepower 5.5-liter twin-turbo V-8. No word on pricing yet, but we’re thinking around $140,000 for the S550 and $190,000 for the S63. Which is what you’d pay for a restored 1971 280SE 3.5 Cab these days.

Blast from the past Porsche 911 Targa 4 GTS Not all convertibles have to have cloth tops and challenging rear visibility. Porsche’s solution with its glorious 911 Targa is a roof panel that majestically folds backward to let in the sunshine. It’s not exactly a new idea—there have been targatopped 911s since 1965. The name comes from the famous Targa Florio road race around Sicily. The targa design allows for a removable center roof section that leaves the huge wraparound glass rear window in place for better visibility and shelter from the wind. It’s a great halfway house between coupe and cab. Watching the roof mechanism in action for the first time can be pretty scary. That giant glass rear window soars skywards on spindly looking metal supports before coming to rest. Initially, this new 911 Targa came as a widebody Targa 4 model with all-wheel drive and either a 350-horsepower 3.4-liter flat-6 or a 4S with 400 horsepower. But new for 2016 is the even sportier 911 Targa 4 GTS, packing a more powerful 430-horse flat-6 engine, a standard Sport Chrono package, active suspension management, cool center-lock 20-inch alloys, and a sports exhaust. It’s yours for $132,800. Of course, drivers can get all variety of new 911s with a regular folding cloth roof. But the Targa might just be the best solution for feeling the sun on your face. | february 2016


The Ultimate Bella Macchina Ferrari 488 Spider Fourteen seconds. That’s how long it takes to go from top up to top down in Ferrari’s magical new 660-horsepower 488 Spider. Yet when you have a car that can scythe from standstill to 60 mph in fewer than three seconds, 14 probably seems like a lifetime. But there’s complexity at work here. At the press of a button, the metal roof panel unlatches and splits in two, a rear panel hinges backward, and then the top powers back to rest just above the engine. Nureyev wasn’t this nimble. Ferrari claims this new 488 Spider is the most aerodynamically efficient open car the company has ever built. Witness the gorgeous new buttresses behind each seat that not only look stunning but also are designed to funnel cooling air into the engine intakes. Interestingly, Ferrari has toned down the scream of that twin-turbo 3.9-liter V-8 for this new Spider by modifying the exhaust so driver and passenger don’t completely lose their hearing with the top down. Don’t worry, it’s still loud. And to help lessen the inevitable galeforce wind whipping back into the cabin at 200 mph, there’s a tiny electric screen that rises between those buttresses. Word is stateside deliveries of this 488 Spider will kick off this summer with a sticker somewhere around the $275,000 mark. Which all begs the question: Why would anyone buy a 488GTB Coupe when you can have the best of both worlds with the Spider?


A Villainous Cat Jaguar F-Type R AWD Convertible In its recent advertising, Jaguar pointed out the best villains in movies always seem to be played by Brits. Case in point: Sir Anthony Hopkins playing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. “I must confess,” he says, “I’m giving very serious thought … to eating your wife.” It may not yet be a Hollywood star, but there is indeed something truly villainous about Jaguar’s newest sports car, the $109,450 2016 F-Type R AWD convertible. Just see it in the metal, riding on those humongous 20-inch alloys, and it has all the muscular tension and hunkered-down pugilist stance of The Transporter star Jason Statham, another truly villainous Brit. While the F Convertible has been around for a couple of years now, Jaguar recently upped

its appeal by squeezing its highest horsepower engine under that curvaceous hood. For 2016, it gets an uprated 550-horsepower 5-liter supercharged V-8 coupled to a fastshifting ZF 8-speed automatic. Channeling all those horses to the rear wheels might have turned this new F-Type R into the ultimate sideways-sliding “drift” car, which is why it’s wisely equipped with standard all-wheel drive. So drop the top—it takes a mere 12 seconds— punch the start button, listen to the whooomph from the exhaust, and get on the road. It’s a magical experience. The F-Type convertible is one part oldschool American V-8 muscle car, one part thrillingly fast supercar, one part high-luxury twoseater—and three-parts British villain. Enjoy.

British Beefcake Bentley Continental GTC Speed What we have here is simply the fastest four-seat convertible on the planet. It can spear toward the horizon at a rock-steady 206 mph, courtesy of its 626-horsepower 6-liter 12-cylinder nuclear reactor under that mile-long hood. With the top down at 206 mph, Bentley’s latest Continental GTC Speed has the capability to blast off every last follicle on a driver’s head. Arguably more thrilling is the car’s ability to catapult from zero to 60 mph in just 4 seconds. For 2016, the folks at Bentley have given this leather-lined rocket ship a mild body nip-tuck by resculpting the front and rear spoilers, reshaping the front fenders, adding shiny chrome Flying B fender vents, and coloring the mesh grilles in a darktint chrome finish. To drive this new GTC Speed is to adore it. That huge cloth top is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, fitting pinch-tight while

raised and keeping out every bit of wind, rain, and cold. But on a sunny day or warm night, drop the top and instantly feel at one with the elements, serenaded by an exhaust that sounds like Thor’s thunder. You’ll pay around $265,000 for the joy of GTC Speed ownership. Think of it as $1,286 for each of those 206 miles per hour.

Going, Going …. Aston Martin DB9 GT Volante It’s hard to believe Aston Martin’s achingly gorgeous DB9 Volante convertible is 13 years old. In the auto business, that’s an eternity. Aston thinks so, too. Come springtime, the silk comes off the DB9’s long-awaited replacement, the 2016 DB11. But even with 13 years under the DB9’s belt, there’s no reason to accelerate its departure. The car still looks as fresh, graceful, and elegant as it did in 2003. Aston Martin is heightening the appeal

of these last cars by offering a sort of finaledition model, the DB9 GT Volante—the most powerful production DB9 ever offered. Under that mile-long hood, the car’s 6-liter V-12 gets an additional 30 horses, taking the corral up to an impressive 540 horsepower. Standstill to 60 mph now takes roughly 4.5 seconds, with top speed rising to more than 180 mph. The GT also gets Aston’s smoothershifting Touchtronic 2 6-speed transmission

and is distinguished by a black front air splitter and rear diffuser; new 10-spoke, 20-inch alloys; plus a GT logo engraved on the aluminum fuel cap. Power back the tight-fitting canvas top, fire up the big V-12, and revel in the joy of being behind the wheel of such a masterpiece of style and class. A new DB9 GT Volante will set you back a nontrivial $217,775, but price should be no object when contemplating such beauty. | february 2016 103

Elegance on Wheels Rolls-Royce Dawn

unleash the storm Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder

In buying a Lamborghini, part of the appeal is being seen in it. Generally, owners of these Italian toros are not particularly shy. This is why a convertible Lamborghini has to have the most see-and-be-seen appeal. The new $262,350 Huracán Spyder has big shoes to fill, being the replacement for the most popular convertible Lambo ever, the Gallardo Spyder. Lamborghini engineers have certainly


done a fine job of improving on the old Gallardo soft-top, especially with regards to structural rigidity. The body of the new Huracán Spyder is 40-percent stiffer, causing even sharper, more precise handling. It takes just 18 seconds to power-drop the Huracán’s cloth top—available in black, brown, or red—and it can raise or lower while the car is traveling as fast as 31 mph. Under the hood, the V-10 is unchanged

Feast your peepers on the sensuous curves of those fenders, the imposing depth of the body sides, the majestic rake of the windshield. This 2016 Rolls-Royce Dawn just might be the sexiest, most seductive Rolls convertible ever— despite having a name that might conjure up images of dishwashing liquid. Unfortunate name or not, here is a car that oozes with the glamour of the Côte d’Azur; of a Hermès-scarfed Grace Kelly wafting top down along the Grande Corniche above Monaco. The Dawn is essentially a convertible version of Rolls’ sleek Wraith fixed-roof coupe, sharing those trademark rear-hinged suicide doors and a rear bumper. As with the Wraith, power comes from a 6.6-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 delivering a mighty and majestic 563 horsepower. That’s enough to launch the Dawn from standstill to 60 mph in fewer than five seconds. The roof is a masterpiece of design, making the car look as graceful with the top up as it does top down. And this is a full four-seater, with stretch-out legroom in the back for adults and a trunk cavernous enough to stow their Louis Vuittons. The company has already opened its order books, with the first cars set to be delivered in the spring. While there’s no firm word on pricing, expect somewhere in the region of $360,000. And worth every penny.

from the Huracán coupe. Its mid-mounted 5.2-liter punches out 610 horsepower through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to all four wheels. Click the stopwatch and see the car sprint to 60 mph in roughly 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 201 mph. This hurricane on wheels blows into dealerships in the spring. Please form an orderly line.

italian beauty Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Sport If ever there was an automotive beauty queen, it’s Maserati’s divinely proportioned GranTurismo convertible. No other car on the market has such curvy hips, such a pert nose, such a feline stance. You don’t need to drive this car—just stand and gaze at its sublime proportions. Thankfully, it drives as beautifully as it looks. Abundant power comes from a thoroughbred 4.7-liter V-8 codeveloped with Ferrari that’s eager to deliver all 454 horsepower through a fast-shifting 6-speed automatic. There’s a real Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dual character about the way this car delivers its thundering performance. In normal driving mode, it’s quiet, relaxed, refined, and muscular. But hit the “sport” button, and all hell breaks loose. Valves in the exhaust open, essentially bypassing anything that might get in the way of muffling the roar. To enjoy this unique aural feature to the fullest, drop the GT’s triple-layer cloth top—a 24-second piece of mechanical ballet—and find a city-center canyon of office buildings to let the sound waves bounce off. And you can sit and enjoy it all from one of the most luxuriously crafted cabins around. The quality of the leatherwork, the beauty of the woodwork, the precision of the stitching is just breathtaking.

along came a (new) spider Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Who didn’t tumble head-over-heels in lust with the fire-truck red Alfa Romeo Spider convertible in the 1967 movie classic The Graduate? The vision of the oh-so-pretty Spider Duetto roadster, a fresh-faced Dustin Hoffman behind the wheel, and a magical Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack did wonders for Alfa Romeo’s stateside image and sales. But after a decades-long absence from the United States, Alfa is back—and spending $7

billion to introduce eight new models by 2018. Last year, the party kicked off with the reveal of the cute Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe, a pint-sized bottle-rocket of fun and feistiness. This year, the open-top 4C Spider will attract the attention of American Alfa fans. This new 4C drop-top is very much an acquired taste. It’s raw and basic, loud and turbulent. And at nearly $64 grand, it’s pretty pricy. The convertible top is not much more than

a rectangle of canvas that is rolled up and thrown in the teeny trunk. And while its 237-horse 1.7-liter fourbanger may not sound too thrilling, remember this carbon-fiber projectile weighs roughly the same as a Tupperware container. Zero to 60 is covered in a rapid 4.1 seconds. As a driver’s car, maybe a weekend thrill ride, the 4C Spider is a joy on four wheels, with the open roof adding to the purist experience. | february 2016 105


SOLAR transparency and high embellishment add a futuristic edge this season Shot by Palm Beach Illustrated on location offshore Cape Romano and the Dome House

Louis Vuitton silk twill skirt, crepe de chine blouse; Chanel shoes, metal necklace. For buying information, turn to page 197. Fashion Editor: Katherine Lande


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Gucci illusion tulle sleeveless dress; Chanel chain bracelet, Oscar de la Renta earrings, cuff. Opposite page: Dior silk organza dress, silver pumps; Oscar de la Renta earrings, necklace. For buying information, turn to page 197. | NOVEMBER 2015 109

Emilio Pucci net embroidered dress, flats; Chanel bracelets; Oscar de la Renta earrings. For buying information, turn to page 197.



Chanel printed crepe de chine blouse, printed cotton voile top, skirt, necklace, shoes Opposite page: Prada sheer embellished dress, shirt, skirt; Christian Louboutin platform wedge; Oscar de la Renta bracelet. For buying information, turn to page 197.

Max Mara twill star-printed dress; Sequin charm necklace. Opposite page: Louis Vuitton georgette blouse, embroidered pants; Chanel necklace. For buying information, turn to page 197. Model: Snow, Q Model Management, New York Hair and Makeup: Helen Anderson,, using MAC cosmetics Photography Assistant: Adam Dormi Catamaran: Cross Cruises, Marco Island,

FARM fresh

By Mary Murray Photography by Jerry Rabinowitz

Vibrant ingredients and a spectacular setting commingle to form the ultimate alfresco dinner at Swank Table




chorus of guitar, fiddle, banjo, and upright bass beckons you toward a pole barn aglow with lanterns. A friend welcomes you with smile and libation and whisks you to a communal table brimming with produce so fresh it started the day in the soil. Later that evening, as you head home warm from food and drink, you pause and gaze up at the black sky speckled with stars. This is what alfresco dining is all about. This is Swank Table. Hosted by Swank Specialty Produce at its farm in Loxahatchee, Swank Table is the Sunday dinner of dreams. South Florida chefs swarm the fields and hydroponic grow houses to gather ingredients to prepare fine-dining-meets-picnic cuisine. Brewers, sommeliers, and mixologists join in creating a multicourse meal that complements and honors the natural setting. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds are donated to charity. To kick off its fifth season, Swank Table transported guests to another lush locale: the Hamptons. With help from a team of chefs led by Dean James Max, Palm Beach author and philanthropist Annie Falk brought to life her latest tome, Hamptons Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember. Falk attended her first Swank Table last year and jumped at the opportunity to cohost with Darrin and Jodi Swank to benefit two of her favorite charities: Children’s Home Society of Florida and Peconic Baykeeper. The theme was a no-brainer; she knew the farm would be ideal for a Hamptons-style fête. “It’s really quiet and peaceful, and you just feel like you’re in the center of nature,”


On its farm in Loxahatchee, Swank Specialty Produce grows more than 350 varieties of produce such as herbs, vegetables, fruit, and edible flowers. On the day of the Swank Table event, all of the chefs, including pastry chef Huma Nagi (above left), picked the ingredients for their dishes. | FEBRUARY 2016


Annie Falk (right) transported guests to the Hamptons with relaxed yet chic decor and farmto-table flowers.

Falk says. “It’s just the idea of being a part of nature for the evening that I love about being outdoors. Of course, the tricky part about being outdoors is always the weather.” For this event, the weather was certainly a concern. In the days leading up, Palm Beach County experienced unprecedented rainfall 120 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

for the late-fall season. The forecast for the day of, however, looked clear and everything carried on as planned—with a few exceptions. Unlike most Swank Tables where guests explore the grounds as they peruse vendors and sample appetizers, Falk and the Swanks decided to move all of the festivities under

the pole barn. They also covered the ground with hay to mask residual mud and fill potentially perilous divots. The hay turned out to be a moment of divine intervention, as it further imbued the surroundings with the essence of the Hamptons. “I think most people have this image of the Hamptons that it’s this incredibly glamorous place,” Falk says. “It is, but for the most part it’s really very warm and welcoming. It’s chic but simple. We have so many equestrians and professional riders who spend time there, so [with] the idea of the barn and the hay and the music, I said, ‘This is so Hamptons.’” Falk fully embraced casual elegance for the evening’s decor. Lanterns and glass bottles hung from the barn’s rafters, illuminating long tables dressed in burlap and outfitted with rustic tableware complemented by crisp white napkins and menus reminiscent of a fine watercolor painting. To finish the look, galvanized buckets held flowers grown right at Swank Farm. “The flowers looked exactly as they were meant to, like they were just picked from the farm and casually placed on the tables,” Falk says. Of course, no Swank Table or Hamptons happening is complete without amazing farm-to-table cuisine. Max organized a group of rising top chefs, whom he’d previously worked with at 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauder-

it’s the idea of being part of nature for the evening that i love about being outdoors.” —Annie Falk Clockwise from top right: Burrata appetizer, smoked Swank vegetables with red curry and lime, and charred octopus, all by chef Jeremy Ford; soda bread made by Old School Bakery using a recipe from Hamptons Entertaining.

dale, to build a menu that made use of the Swank produce and featured a Hamptons flair. Falk met with the chefs months before the feast to provide them with copies of the book for inspiration. No stranger to Swank, Max encouraged his chefs to design dishes around the farm-fresh produce. “The product is what defines the menu,” he says. “We look at the farm first to see what we want to serve, making a list of all the products that are in the highest quality at that time. Then each chef works to do his thing with those ingredients, and we try to make an even spread so that all the fun stuff is showcased.” “I’m so inspired by Swank, it’s crazy,” adds Jeremy Ford, chef de cuisine at Matador Room by Jean-Georges in Miami Beach and a contestant | FEBRUARY 2016


Clockwise from top left: Grilling quail and smoking Swank vegetables; whole grilled Florida quail by chef Lauren DeShields; Uproot Hootenany rocked the barn while guests enjoyed a family-style feast.

on the most recent season of Bravo’s Top Chef. For his appetizer, he put a Floridian spin on a burrata dish featured in Hamptons Entertaining by adding pasilladusted Swank tomatoes. “He took the flavors of that recipe and made them a little more casual for the farm and a little brighter and sunnier in flavor for South Florida,” Falk says. Other appetizers included a sweet tea–smoked Florida swordfish dip with red head radish, cucumber ribbons, chicken skin, and beet-pickled onions by Lauren DeShields; a house-made Seminole beef pastrami with pickled farm vegetables by Paula DaSilva and Adrienne Grenier; and Israeli couscous with roasted tomatoes by Swank Farm’s own Simon Stojanovic. Guests gathered the bites on wooden boards and paired them with a choice of beers from Native Brewing Co. and wine curated by sommeliers from Virginia Philip Wine Shop and Academy. For the signature cocktail, Hullabaloo mixologist Brett Hart reinvented a strawberry-rhubarb granita into an adults-only treat. Falk made one request of attendees: Bring lanterns. All obliged, and by the time dinner was served each table was dotted with an haute hodgepodge of luminaries. The multicourse meal began with soda bread made by Old School Bakery in Delray Beach, fol122 PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED

Clockwise from top right: Tagine of Seminole beef; Hamptons chocolate fondue with assorted dippers; Rabat-style eggplant; stinging nettle cheesy grits with cherry-bomb hot sauce.

lowed by a first course of charred octopus, paprika emulsion, farm herbs, and tostones-style potatoes by Ford, who also took a huge cue from the farm for his contribution. “The dish that really embraced the farm for me was our side [dish],” he says. “We literally buried kohlrabi, radishes, and beans under wood and let them smoke for 45 minutes.” Next, DeShields presented a whole grilled Florida quail with baby collard greens, pickled kohlrabi, nasturtiums, and Castelvetrano olives served with stinging nettle cheesy grits. DaSilva and Grenier followed with a tagine of Seminole beef and Rabat-style eggplant. Pastry chef Huma Nagi finished the feast with a chocolate fondue accompanied by tangerine marshmallows, pistachio financiers, coconut brittle, and fruit kabobs. Everything was cooked and plated onsite and served family style. “Plating individually is not a communal thing, which is what the event is about,” Max says. “The dinner is about sharing the bounty of a farm with your friends and family. Passing the plate is in remembrance of the Sunday supper and sharing food and love. It’s less about the fancy and more about the fun.” «

Plating individually is not a communal thing, Which is what the event is about. The dinner is about sharing the bounty of a farm with your friends and family.” —CHEF DEAN JAMES MAx | FEBRUARY 2016




Cool Colors Add sophistication to your summer kitchen by incorporating color, texture, and a variety of materials. Styled by Beres Design Group, this exterior loggia in Tequesta boasts a Florida Transitional style and features a sitting area, dining area, and summer kitchen. The whole thing is a visual delight thanks to pops of color in the upholstery and a blue tile backsplash that plays against the French limestone floors and wood detailing in the custom ceiling and furniture pieces. A visual extension of the interior motifs, this space offers the best of both indoors and out. (561-296-6100,

Ron Rosenzweig

Where a built-in grill once sufficed, today’s summer kitchens are more indulgent escapes. Take a visual stroll through this selection of South Florida spaces to discover what it takes to go from patio to paradise.

By Liza Grant Smith

Fun Meets Functional

Brantley Photography

Don’t get so caught up in aesthetics that you lose sight of functionality. More than a spot for occasional lounging, this vibrant summer kitchen in Boca Raton by Cudmore Builders along with Colestock and Muir Architects was designed to serve as an exterior family annex for everything from social gatherings and TV watching to casual dining and cocktails. Recognizing the intent, the team ranked adaptability as a top priority and made the entire space—including the grill area—capable of being open air, screened, or completely air-conditioned. Neither heat nor rain nor bug of night will keep homeowners from enjoying the beautiful lake and golf course views. (561-995-8989, cudmore; 561-395-1787, | february 2016


The success of a summer kitchen lies not in its size but in its stylish execution and ideal fit. In this classic Palm Beach abode designed by Smith and Moore Architects, the summer kitchen acts as an intimate conduit between the interior and secluded pool. While not immense in terms of square footage, it is substantial enough to allow for lounging, dining, and cooking. The arched stone colonnade enclosing the loggia is a classic example of Mediterranean Revival architecture. (561-835-1888,


Michael Stavaridis

Intimate Palm Beach

Hawaiian Hideaway

Ron Rosenzweig

The summer kitchen genre is evolving, so don’t be constrained by conventional ideologies. Keating Moore Construction along with Susan Anthony and Maureen Wright of Susan Anthony Interiors looked beyond the traditional summer kitchen to create an alluring tropical respite at this North Palm Beach estate. The owners were inspired by an oceanfront home in Hawaii, and the thatched roof and ceiling immediately recall a tiki hut. However, more refined elements, such as nanowalls (which can close off the space), coquina floors, and a grill enclosure, transform this kitchen into a cultivated oasis that transports visitors anywhere from Maui to the African coast. (561-7755882,; 914-6290198, | february 2016





harles Ranhofer, a chef at Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City, coined Baked Alaska’s name in 1876 to commemorate the United States’ acquisition of Alaska and to emphasize the cake’s opposing temperature extremes. At the time, the dessert—composed of pound cake and ice cream thickly coated with fluffy, flambéed meringue—was already a popular French mainstay known as omelette à la norvégienne. In true Florida fashion, Meat Market in Palm Beach has put a tropical twist on this cold-weather classic. Chef Sean Brasel layers house-made guava-lime ice cream and chocolate sponge cake inside an igloo of peaked meringue that is lightly torched before being served. Our forty-ninth state sure would be proud. (561-354-9800, —Kerry Shorr | FEBRUARY 2016


Taste Noah Fecks

Mighty Mayhem


PBI: When you’re in Palm Beach, where do you like to shop and to eat? Boulud: I don’t do shopping too much. For my kids I shop at Roberta Roller Rabbit, but I try to stay away from all the brands we have in New York. What’s the point? I also like going to see my friend, Marcello Fiorentino, at La Sirena. Any plans to open another restaurant in Palm Beach County? No [laughs], no other plans. I just want to make sure we take care of what we have, and that is good enough. Describe the most romantic meal you’ve ever made. The most romantic meals are often on Sunday morning. Two weeks ago, I pan toasted a slice of brioche, made a hole in it, cracked an egg, and cooked it. I served it to my wife and son with some shaved white truffle. He loved it. He’s 18 months. He’s well trained.

Noah Fecks

After staying stalwart for nearly 13 seasons, Café Boulud has undergone a major transformation. The Brazilian Court Hotel’s inimitable Francophile eatery now features such touches as mosaic tiling, seashell and pecky cypress–paneled ceilings, and a 15-seat quartzite bar that serves seasonal libations and craft beers on tap. Menus have been retooled to showcase an inventive—and shareable— selection of bar fare, locavore cuisine like blackened mahi with squash gratin and a slow-cooked pork shoulder, and perennial French classics made famous at Boulud’s eponymous eateries around the world. PBI sat down with Boulud to talk about his island haunts and romantic meals. (561-655-6060, —K.S.

Noah Fecks

True Boulud


Food images from top: Sunburst Farms trout with pink lady peas; roasted chicken with Swiss chard crepinette and espelette jus; the Southernmost cocktail.

Many wine drinkers would recoil at the thought of mixing jalapeño peppers with their favorite quaff, but Napa winemaker Rob McDonald is doing just that. McDonald has launched a brand called St. Mayhem at his Art + Farm winery and is producing Sauvignon Blanc aged on habanero and jalapeño, Chardonnay aged on peach and ginger, and Merlot aged on coffee and jalapeño. They’re currently distributed in 30 states for $25 per bottle and are available in some of the area’s top restaurants and independent retailers, including Café Chardonnay in Palm Beach Gardens and The Wine Wave in Delray Beach. “I was sitting around one day after work, drinking a coffee-flavored craft beer,” McDonald recalls, “and the light bulb went off. I thought, why can’t we do this with wine?” The Sauvignon Blanc is the best for drinking without food; the heat sneaks up on you and builds gradually, noticeable but not overpowering, complementing the wine’s citrus flavors and mouthwatering acidity. The Chardonnay and Merlot shine with particularly spicy cuisines, such as Thai, Mexican, or Szechuan, where the spices balance the heat in the wine. McDonald is focusing on making small batches because he feels the flavors are more distinctive when fresh. “People are either very excited or totally disoriented, but the people who like the wines become really exuberant over them,” McDonald says. (artfarm —Mark Spivak

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection

iPic Theaters

50 Ocean, Delray Beach

The only way to get closer to the water is to walk across A1A and stick your feet in the surf. For Valentine’s Day, the best view is from a love seat on the deck where you can sip a craft cocktail and listen to the waves. If you’re willing to step back a bit from the ocean, retreat to the intimate Hemingway Lounge, located behind the backlit quartz bar, where pictures of Papa complement elegant sofas and large leather armchairs. (561278-3364,


Romance might be a state of mind, but it never hurts to have props. In Florida, we’re fortunate to have everything from dramatic ocean views to cozy sanctuaries where couples can snuggle and enjoy each other’s company. Here are a few standouts.

Island residents have been trysting here for generations for obvious reasons. Enter a room filled with dim lighting and sumptuous wood paneling, and you’ll feel as frisky as the leopards that highlight the decor. Whether you sit at the long bar or hide in a private nook, the atmosphere will light a spark in your relationship. (561659-5800,


Hot Seat

The Leopard Lounge at The Chesterfield, Palm Beach


Tanzy, Boca Raton At first you might think you’ve stepped out of Mizner Park and into a rain forest, but Tanzy’s jungle ambience is actually inspired by the flora and fauna of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. At the heart of it all sits the Cocoon Lounge, a romantic refuge separate from the bar and dining room, where couples can relax under a canopy of gnarled vines near the chef’s herb garden. (561-922-6699, tanzy —M.S.

wA selective guide to Palm Beach-area restaurants THE LISTINGs

The Palm Beach County dining scene has something for everyone, from funky burger bars and gastropubs to the glam style of iconic Palm Beach lounges. Here, find a listing of area standouts, organized by cuisine type, with descriptions, contact information, and price details for each. What the icons mean: $ $$ $$$


Dinner entree under $10 Most entrees $10-$25 Most entrees $25 or more Featured in The PBI Awards

While not all-inclusive due to space limitations, our dining listings may vary every month and are constantly updated to showcase the culinary diversity of the area. Find more information on local dining options on

NOTICE TO RESTAURATEURS: The establishments listed and their descriptions are printed at the discretion of the editors of Palm Beach Illustrated. They are not a form of advertisment, nor do they serve as a restaurant review. For more information, email

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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, $$$ AB&G Located at the Four Seasons Resort, the casual beachfront restaurant serves gourmet street food inspired by global seaside locations. Kick-start the weekend here with the Friday Night Lobster Bake. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-5822800, $$ ANGLE The Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa’s signature restaurant features a blend of Florida and Mediterranean cuisine, carefully conceived and beautifully executed. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561-540-4924, $$$ BELLE & MAXWELL’S This charming eatery on Antique Row serves bistro dishes in comfortable surroundings. 3700 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-832-4449, $ BUCCAN Chef Clay Conley offers a wide-ranging menu of small plates that changes with the seasons. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-3450, $$ BURGER BAR The sleek, fun atmosphere inside and out regularly draws a large crowd for gourmet specialty burgers. 4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 100, Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-4545, $$

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BURT AND MAX’S This establishment is a testament to founders Burt Rappoport and Dennis Max and an extension of the powerhouse duo’s commitment to using only local, in-season ingredients. 9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Delray Beach (561-638-6380, $$ CAFÉ CHARDONNAY Chef-owner Frank Eucalitto has augmented the menu with influences from Latin America and Asia. 4533 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-2662, $$$ CITRUS GRILLHOUSE Chef Scott Varricchio turns out artfully prepared seafood dishes at this casual bistro. 1050 Easter Lily Lane, Vero Beach (772-2344114, $$ COOLINARY CAFé Chef-owner Tim Lipman uses surprising ingredients to execute fresh, creative cuisine like rabbit tacos as well as fried chicken and waffles. 4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens (561-249-6760, $$ FARMER’S TABLE Committed to clean eating, this farm-to-table establishment sources ingredients such as sustainable salmon and cage-free eggs to produce butter-free dishes like kale hummus. 1901 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton (561-417-5836, $$ HENRY’S A throwback to a less-complicated era, Henry’s serves American comfort food to a packed house. Offerings include split pea soup, meat loaf, and even chicken potpie. 16850 Jog Road, Delray Beach (561-638-1949, $$

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Cocktail Corner

TRYST The sister restaurant of 32 East is a cross between a wine bar and a gastropub, featuring one of the most innovative beverage programs in the area. 4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-921-0201, $$ VERDEA RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR In the Embassy Suites hotel, Verdea achieves its flavor through the agriculture value of locally farmed meat and produce. 4350 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-691-3130) $$$

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It’s good to be king—just ask Marc Volpicelli. The West Palm Beach cocktail consultant and brand specialist won Max’s Social House’s inaugural bartender showdown, Bar Brawls, in December and is the vice president of the United States Bartenders Guild’s Palm Beach chapter. Volpicelli shook up dozens of original craft concoctions for the competition, but it was his Last Breath cocktail that captured the judges’ attention. “The presentation is gorgeous and the flavor profile is well balanced, slightly sweet, and floral,” Volpicelli says. Here, Volpicelli shares a streamlined version for Valentine’s Day. (usbg

ASIAN 7 ORCHIDS The kitchen turns out authentic Thai cuisine— gloriously fresh, assertively seasoned, and taking advantage of the best ingredients and spices around. 2621 S.E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart (772-266-0906) $$ AAH LOI Chef Charlie Soo’s Jupiter restaurant (whose name means “delicious” in Thai) is an extension of his powerful, creative Thai cuisine. 3755 Military Trail, Suite B14, Jupiter (561-748-5201) $$ BUDDHA SKY BAR This Asian-style bar interprets Chinese and Japanese cuisines in a three-part menu, featuring a sushi bar, full kitchen, and Binchotan grill. 217 E. Atlantic Ave. #3, Delray Beach (561-450-7557, $$ ECHO The Asian restaurant of The Breakers offers dishes from the cuisines of China, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam, thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed. 230A Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach (561-802-4222, echo $$$ IMOTO Influenced by his experience in Tokyo, James Beard-nominated chef Clay Conley presents small Asian bites and a sushi menu that tempts all senses. 350 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-833-5522, $$ JOY NOODLES AND ASIAN CUISINE Order the fresh ramen at this vegetarian-friendly hidden gem. 2200 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-655-5212, $$ KABUKI For an intimate night out, come here for traditional and modern sushi in a dimly lit and sexy environment. 308 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach (561-833-6349); 5080 PGA Blvd., Suite 105, Palm Beach Gardens (561776-8778, $ KAPOW! NOODLE BAR This Asian fusion restaurant provides late-night comfort food with a French-Vietnamese flair and an impressive list of designer cocktails and craft beers. 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-347-7322, $$ PALM SUGAR For authentic Asian dishes, Palm Sugar brings favorites, specialties, and street food from the kitchens of Asia. 340 Clematis St., West Palm Beach (561-820-9206, $$ SUSHI JO American sushi chef Joseph Clark offers a diverse sake collection for a laid-back, cosmopolitan Japanese dining experience. 319 Belvedere Road #112, West Palm Beach (561-868-7893); 14261 U.S. Hwy. 1, Juno Beach (561-691-9811); 640 E. Ocean Ave., #4, Boynton Beach (561-737-0606); 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan (561-533-6000, $$


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KITCHEN Matthew Byrne, Tiger Woods’ former personal chef, opened this intimate eatery to serve sophisticated but not intimidating fare, like chicken schnitzel and gourmet burgers. 319 Belvedere Road #2, West Palm Beach (561-249-2281, $$$ MAX’S HARVEST Support the local farming economy while enjoying full-flavored Florida wine at Dennis Max’s farm-to-fork eatery. 169 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-381-9970, $$ MAX’S SOCIAL HOUSE Dennis Max’s tapas-heavy restaurant is all about sharing dishes like falafel croquettes and sipping specialty cocktails. 116 N.E. 6th Ave., Delray Beach (561-501-4332, $$ THE OFFICE This hip, trendy gastropub offers wellprepared, remarkably good comfort food, along with an impressive selection of craft beer. 201 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-276-3600, $$ PARK TAVERN Everything from the bread to the condiments is handmade using local ingredients, making for an eclectic menu in a spirited setting. 32 S.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-265-5093, $$ PELICAN CAFE This charming restaurant offers a New England ambiance, wines from around the world, and melt-in-your-mouth homemade doughnuts. 612 U.S. Hwy. 1, Lake Park (561-842-7272, $$$ RACKS DOWNTOWN EATERY + TAVERN Located in Mizner Park, Racks serves inventive fare like grass-fed burgers, wood-fired pizza, sushi, and oysters from the raw bar. 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-395-1662, $$ SMOKE BBQ Renowned pitmaster Bryan Tyrell slow cooks fall-off-the-bone ribs and other meats with mean sides like mac and cheese. 8 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-330-4236, $$ SURFSIDE DINER This casual breakfast and lunch eatery serves classic comfort food like blueberry pancakes and turkey sliders in a quintessential (and rare) diner space. 314 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-659-7495) $ TA-BOO Ta-boo has been serving American comfort food since 1941, and no one does it better. The menu features classics augmented by inventive daily specials, a tropical ambience, and some of the best bartenders in town. 221 Worth Ave., Palm Beach (561-835-3500, $$ TEMPLE ORANGE Chef Armando Galeas serves refreshing Florida cuisine infused with Mediterranean flavors and ingredients. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, in the Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa (561-540-4923, temple $$ THE TIDES Chef Leanne Kelleher’s “Treasure Coast cuisine” highlights Florida dishes enhanced by flavors from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Deep South. This charming Vero Beach cottage uses only the freshest locally sourced ingredients. 3103 Cardinal Drive, Vero Beach (772-234-3966, $$$ TRUE Baltimore native Frank Hawkins turns out the best crab cakes south of Charm City, along with a remarkable cream of crab soup and a beef brisket sandwich that is a thing of beauty. 147 S.E. 1st Ave., Boca Raton (561-417-5100, $$

Last Breath 1 oz. green tea simple syrup 1 ½ oz. Hendricks Gin ¾ oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice 2-3 drops of rose water Rose petals for garnish To make green tea simple syrup, simmer 8 oz. water with 16 oz. sugar and 5-6 tea bags. Put first four ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a teacup or martini glass straight up or in a rocks glass over one large cube. Garnish with rose petals. —K.S.

SUSHI RAY JAPANESE RESTAURANT Enjoy the entertaining hibachi grill or order from the collection of sake at the onyx-lit sushi bar. 5250 Town Center Circle, #111, Boca Raton (561-394-9506, $$ SUSHI SIMON Freshly caught fish from around the world and a playfully creative flair make this seemingly obscure oasis a must-visit for any sushi lover. 1614 S. Federal Hwy., Boynton Beach (561-731-1819) $$ UNCLE TAI’S Uncle Tai’s serves sizeable portions of classic oriental plates committed to a ratio of 70-percent meat, 30-percent vegetable. 5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton (561-368-8806, $$

ECLECTIC JOSEF’S TABLE Chef Anthony Rodriguez specializes in savory duck, lobster, and even vegan preparations. 5030 Champion Blvd., Boca Raton (561-353-2700, $$$ THE LEOPARD LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT In the Chesterfield Hotel, chef Gerard Coughlin oversees the culinary happenings at this unique restaurant and bar, serving dishes from English to Asian influences. 363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach (561-659-5800, chester $$$



CAFÉ BOULUD Steps from Worth Avenue, this sophisticated four-star restaurant boasts the same French flair as its famed Manhattan cousin, with a dash of South Florida flavor. 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach, in the Brazilian Court Hotel (561-655-6060, $$ KATHY’S GAZEBO CAFÉ With an Old World feel, Kathy’s specializes in French Continental dishes and wine pairings for the meal. 4199 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (561-395-6033, $$ LE RENDEZ-VOUS This trendy resto serves unexpected French fare with a twist, like specialty burgers and steak tartare. 221 Datura St. #105, West Palm Beach (561-766-1095, $$ PARIS IN TOWN, LE BISTRO Enjoy Champagne at the outside bar or savor classic dishes like French onion soup or a croque monsieur. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561-622-1616, $ PISTACHE FRENCH BISTRO Presenting French bistro fare with a Mediterranean twist. Light and elegant dishes blend with rustic country favorites on the

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BRULÉ BISTRO A French-American gastropub, this Pineapple Grove outpost draws regulars for its creative cocktails and cuisine like ginger chicken meatballs. 200 N.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561274-2046, $$ CAFÉ L’EUROPE With influences from Latin America and Europe, Cafe L’Europe provides an impressive wine list, exquisite desserts, and warm hospitality. 331 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-655-4020, $$$

Indian INDUS INDIAN AND HERBAL CUISINE Choose from an extensive menu of traditional dishes seasoned with an abundance of Indian herbs and spices. 1649 Forum Place, West Palm Beach (561-249-0123, $$ SAPPHIRE Standouts include lasooni gobi, mulligatewny soup, and the Sapphire Jhinga. 500 Via De Palms, Suite 79, Boca Raton (561-362-2299, $$ | FEBRUARY 2016


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ITALIAN ARTURO’S RISTORANTE Built as a replica of a Tuscan villa, Arturo’s presents authentic flavors of Italy in every dish and wine glass. 6750 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (561997-7373, $$$ Barolo Ristorante This contemporary Italian eatery serves time-honored favorites like orecchiette and filet mignon. 1201 U.S. Hwy. 1, North Palm Beach (561-626-1616, $$$ BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE Beautifully presented dishes are complemented by fine wine and dessert options. Glutenfree entrees are also available. 550 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach (561-835-1511); 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-622-0491); 5050 Town Center Circle, #239, Boca Raton (561-392-3777, $$ CAFÉ CENTRO Reserve early for Thursday, Friday, or Saturday dinner, when this Northwood Village resto is packed for an energetic performance from a local singer and keyboardist who will have you singing and tossing napkins in the air. 2409 N. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-514-4070, $$ CAFé SAPORI This café’s 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, $$ D’ANGELO TRATTORIA Chef Angelo Elia returns to Rome every year in search of culinary inspiration, presenting his findings to lucky diners in South Florida. 9 S.E. 7th Ave., Delray Beach (561-330-1237) $$ EVO Chef Erik Pettersen is on a mission to recreate the cooking of his Sicilian relatives. He has succeeded in transforming Southern Italian cuisine from a cliché to an art form. 150 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, Tequesta (561-745-2444, $$ HULLABALOO One of Rodney Mayo’s concepts, Hullabaloo is an Italian gastropub with creative cuisine and an even more unique cocktail menu. 517 Clematis St., West Palm Beach (561-833-1033, $$ JOVÉ KITCHEN AND BAR The newest restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort is a creative take on Italian cuisine. Fresh pastas are the highlights of the menu; cocktails are equally intriguing. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-533-3750, $$$ PARADISO RISTORANTE Chef Angelo Romano serves traditional Italian fare along with some surprises, all of it outstanding. A true hidden gem. 625 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth (561-547-2500, $$$ RENATO’S Renato’s serves first-rate Italian and continental fare in a European setting. Dine on the patio in good weather, and experience one of the most romantic settings Palm Beach has to offer. 87 Via Mizner, Palm Beach (561-6559752, $$$ RENZO’S OF BOCA For more than 20 years, Renzo’s has been serving wholesome Italian cuisine with quality ingredients. 5999 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton (561-994-3495, $$ RISTORANTE CLARETTA Classic cuisine is beautifully prepared by this northern Italian transplant. The wine list is striking and original, and the welcome couldn’t be warmer. 1315 S.W. Martin Hwy., Palm City (772-2199940, $$

TANZY Presenting creative Italian cuisine, including a parma bar, with American staples like burgers, Tanzy also caters the menu at iPic Theater, so you can enjoy your meal and a movie in a leather recliner. 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton (561-922-6699, $$$ TESTA’S Operating since 1921, Testa’s is Palm Beach’s oldest restaurant, serving hefty portions of reliable Southern Italian favorites. 221 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach (561832-0992, $$ TRAMONTI ITALIAN RISTORANTE Tramonti is the Delray Beach version of Angelo’s of Mulberry St., which has been serving Neapolitan cuisine since 1902. 119 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-272-1944, $$$ TREVINI RISTORANTE In the courtyard of the Bradley Park Hotel, Trevini serves Northern and Southern Italian dishes with taste and refinement. 290 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach (561-833-3883, $$$ VIC AND ANGELO’S Offering both light and savory Italian dishes as well as an impressive wine selection, Vic and Angelo’s is an ideal choice for upscale-casual dining. 4520 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens (561-630-9899); 290 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-630-9899, $$$

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LATIN-AMERICAN CABANA EL RAY Cabana offers an array of South American dishes with endless flavor. We recommend socializing at the bar with one of the flavored mojitos, made with real sugar cane. 105 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-2749090, $$

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MEDITERRANEAN APEIRO KITCHEN AND BAR The cuisines of Morocco, Italy, Greece, and Portugal are highlighted by a woodburning oven, a 40-foot illuminated bar, and a vibrant late-night scene. 14917 Lyons Road, Suite 100, Delray Beach (561-501-4443, $$$ LEILA RESTAURANT In addition to its many Mediterranean dishes, Leila also offers entertainment in the form of hookah and belly dancing. 120 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach (561-659-7373, $$

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SEAFOOD 50 OCEAN The second floor of Boston’s on the Beach is now an elegant restaurant specializing in first-rate seafood and a beautiful brunch. 50 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach (561-278-3364, $$ 3800 OCEAN The restaurant at the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort serves dishes from a “collective kitchen” of diverse chefs. 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach (561-340-1795, $$$ CAPTAIN CHARLIE’S REEF GRILL This unassuming restaurant packs a punch with a large selection of Cajun-inspired entrees. 12846 U.S. Hwy. 1, Juno Beach (561-624-9924) $$ CHARLEY’S CRAB For a romantic night on the town, come here for exquisite seafood and lovely ocean-

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front views. 456 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach (561-6591500, $$$ LONG BOARDS Rodney Mayo’s laid-back seafood restaurant channels a Californian vibe complete with a bar that mimics a surfboard and always-playing surfing films. 519 Clematis St., West Palm Beach (561-833-4660, $$ NICK & JOHNNIE’S A Palm Beach staple that succeeds with more than just seafood. Don’t leave without trying the mini doughnuts. 207 Royal Poinciana, Palm Beach (561-655-3319, $$$ PB CATCH This contemporary seafood restaurant is the brainchild of Pistache’s Reid Boren and Thierry Beaud, who were craving fresh fish caught locally. 251 Sunrise Ave., Palm Beach (561-655-5558, $$ RACKS FISH HOUSE + OYSTER BAR Enjoy steam kettles, prohibition-style cocktails, and a Grand Central-inspired oyster bar in a New England setting. 5 S.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-450-6718, $$$


Nostalgic for lunch at your grandmother’s house? The newly opened Grilled Cheese Gallery, at 430 Northwood Road in West Palm Beach, is taking comfort food to another level. “We always had grilled cheese and tomato-basil soup on the menu at O-Bo Restaurant and Wine Bar,” says Jeffrey Thompson, owner of both eateries. “I wanted to offer our customers a quick-service concept that was both high quality and affordable.” A cozy space, GCG opened in November and has been packed ever since. Grandma would be amazed by the sandwich variety and their unique names: The Duchess (fresh lobster and three cheeses), the Steak Melt (hanger steak, cheddar, gruyère, kimchi, and caramelized onions), and meatless delights like The Artist (sautéed shiitake, crimini, and oyster mushrooms combined with Swiss, arugula, and truffle oil). GCG is also doing a brisk business with poutine, the Canadian dish of French fries and gravy that is a staple of the Quebec diet. The fries are enhanced with toppings such as beef short ribs, grilled chicken, hanger steak, and tofu. “I live in Northwood and I’ve watched the neighborhood explode in the last year or two,” Thompson says. “This is a satisfying way for me to be invested in the community.” (561-628-2466) —M.S.


THE SEAFOOD BAR AT THE BREAKERS The Seafood Bar offers 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 (561-659-8488, $$$ THE STATION HOUSE While the clam chowder, Ipswich steamers, and fish dishes are noteworthy, the specialty is perfectly prepared Maine lobster. 233 W. Lantana Road, Lantana (561-801-5000) $$



HMF The Breakers’ glamorous cocktail lounge is a fashionable mix of modern and classic—both in atmosphere and cuisine. Asian influences are scattered across the delectable menu, including a full sushi bar. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-2900104, $$

STEAK HOUSE 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, $$$ THE CAPITAL GRILLE This successful chain offers classic steak house fare, complemented by a remarkably well-trained staff. An extensive wine list completes the picture. 11365 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens (561630-4994); 6000 W. Glades Road, Boca Raton (561368-1077, $$$ CUT 432 This modern steak house has a hip, high-energy environment. Executive chef Anthony Pizzo is a believer in “innovation without overcomplication,” and his food is paired with an excellent wine list. 432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach (561-272-9898, $$$ THE FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE Operated by The Breakers, this elegant steak house offers handselected cuts of American beef in a country club setting. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach (561-6598488, $$$ IRONWOOD GRILLE As the culinary centerpiece of the PGA Resort, this restaurant is best described as a steak house with flair. Inventive dishes and unusual twists highlight the menu, and a solid wine list completes the picture. 400 Avenue of the Champions, Palm Beach Gardens (561-627-4852, $$ SALT 7 Steak is the top dish on the menu at this late-night favorite, but make sure to savor the truffle mac and cheese as well as sashimi, specialty sushi rolls, and raw bar bites. 32 S.E. 2nd Ave., Delray Beach (561-274-7258, $$$

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Sunlight on casks in The Macallan warehouse. Right: Cask filling at The Macallan.


The burning desire for top single-malt Scotch continues unabated By Mark Spivak

n 2005, when a South Korean businessman paid $75,000 for a bottle of The Macallan 1926, the price was considered outlandish by many. Times certainly have changed. Last year, six liters of The Macallan “M” series sold for $628,000 at a Hong Kong auction. The contents were encased in a hand-blown crystal decanter and constituted the equivalent of eight regular 750-ml bottles, but it was still a hefty sum for a bottle of booze. Single malts have been hugely popular for at least three decades, outlasting many other spirits trends. Small production accounts for a large part of their appeal, both in terms of rarity and uniqueness of flavor. In the world of spirits, they most closely approximate the wine concept of terroir (the combination of soil, climate, and sunlight that gives grapes their distinctive

character). The Macallan was founded in Speyside in 1824 and is one of the most sought-after single malts, along with the three G’s (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, and Glenmorangie). A good introduction to the Macallan range is the 15-Year-Old Fine Oak ($100), aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks. The inviting nose mingles whiffs of toffee and vanilla with high-toned floral notes. It’s intense yet graceful on the palate, with hints of mocha, citrus, and honey. The finish is long and complex, with a peppery edge. For a special indulgence, locate a bottle of The Macallan Rare Cask ($300), matured exclusively in first-fill oloroso sherry casks,


Left to right: The three G’s of single malts—the Glenfiddich distillery, a bottle of Glenlivet, and a close-up of Glenmorangie.


although there’s no indication of how long it aged. The nose yields heady aromas of gingerbread, figs, and baking spices. The spirit is just as ripe and rich in the mouth, filled with flavors of spiced fruitcake, chocolate, and nuts. The texture is opulent, almost chewy, and it’s the perfect dram for a cool night. A picturesque view Most whisky drinkers have their personal favorites, of The Glenrothes distillery, which and the two single malts I would drink before any has been making other are The Dalmore and The Glenrothes. Both are Scotch in Speyside unusual and distinctive examples of Speyside whisky. since 1878. Right: A label is They share an uncommon richness and amplitude applied to a bottle on the palate—in other words, they are single-malt of The Glenrothes. Scotch that would suit Bourbon drinkers. The Dalmore was founded in 1839 and owned for a centuThe Macallan. Like The Macallan, this ry by Clan Mackenzie before being sold to the firm Whyte & maker releases older vintage-dated Mackay in 2001. While the 12-year-old ($50) and 15-year-old malts (a rarity in Scotland), some of ($85) are very good, opt for the remarkable King Alexander III which can get pricey. However, the ($250). It has a plummy nose with scents of vanilla, cedar, and best value in single-malt Scotch just orange. In the mouth, it combines a sweet and spicy texture might be The Glenrothes Select Rewith finesse, purity, and intensity. If you ever have the chance serve ($50). The exotic nose offers to attend a tasting conducted by Richard Paterson, The Dalwhiffs of citrus, Oriental spices, and fermented lychee. On the more’s brilliant and idiosyncratic master blender, do not pass palate, it is ripe, sweet, and charming, with spicy flavors of orup the opportunity. ange peel and lemon zest set against a rich texture. The Glenrothes have been making whisky in Speyside since Even better, it costs $627,950 less than that six-liter bottle of 1878, when it was established by James Stuart, a former owner of The Macallan M Series. «

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Cozy up to that special someone this Valentine’s Day on one of these funky and fabulous sofas built for two. Roche Bobois’ Osorno love seat ($3,645, below) beckons lovebirds with a rich Suzani print realized in 100-percent cotton chenille yarn and velvet piping. For a love that walks on the wild side, opt for Kartell’s new Foliage sofa ($4,180). Originally conceived by Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola in 2013, the piece has been updated with the graphic Burundi fabric by French artist Nathalie du Pasquier. It’s like falling in love all over again. Roche Bobois, North Palm Beach (561-835-4982, roche-bobois. com); Kartell, Miami (305-573-4010, | february 2016



Child’s Play

An indoor playground fit for princes and princesses in training By Liza Grant Smith

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.” —Plato

Hide And Seek Your mini explorers can stamp their passports to adventure inside this pink-trim teepee from Pottery Barn Kids ($199). Palm Beach Gardens (561-694-1026,

Connect The Dots With its pink and orange confetti pattern on an ivory background, Surya’s Abigail rug ($1,025 for 8-foot-by-11-foot) is like a party for eyes and little feet. Bellini, Boca Raton (561-392-7444,

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Children will happily take a desk job when it involves the Studio delle Alpi play table ($280), adorned with silk-screen printed yellow stars. ABC Carpet & Home, Delray Beach (561-279-7777,

Monkey In The Middle Roberta Roller Rabbit’s nesting boxes ($55-$65), in a charming blue or pink monkey print, help make a mom’s dream of clean a reality—at least until the next day of play dawns. Palm Beach (561-8334643,

Treehouse Rules Branch out from boring horizontal shelves and opt for a natureinspired abode for your child’s personal library. Nursery Work’s tree bookcase ($850) can hold as many as 100 books and attaches to the wall. Nini & Loli, Aventura (305-9369959,


Go Fish This Fernando the Fish wall clock designed by George Nelson and produced by Vitra Design Museum ($185) makes time pass swimmingly. Design Within Reach, West Palm Beach (561-833-1799,

Block Party The design team of Los Angeles–based Smith Firestone Associates brought some West Coast flair to this Boca Raton playroom and even incorporated a Lego building wall—perfect for future engineers. “The Lego room was designed as a space for the client’s grandsons to play during their visits,” says senior designer Rosie Feinberg. “In line with the transportation theme of the room, the wall covering is a subway map, there are train tracks on the center table, and the shelves are lined with aviation and nautical books.” (310873-6900,













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Tea It Up

By Liza Grant Smith

The historically protocol-laden soiree has changed its ways. Today’s tea parties are laissez-faire affairs; so put away your white gloves, tuck in that pinkie, and prepare to sip on something spectacular.

Cup of Life

The teacup and saucer combination is a pivotal component of your event’s visual landscape. Pick a pair that suits the mood: ● Classic: Butterfly Bloom Floral Bouquet by

Wedgwood ($45). Best Wishes of Boca, Boca Raton (561-392-7688, ● Exotic: Bristol Belle Turquoise by Royal Crown Derby ($260). Mary Mahoney, Palm Beach (561-655-8288, ● Modern: Makassar by Royal Limoges ($90). T is for Table, Palm Beach Gardens (561-799-9733,


A Nosh Above

Each spring, Liezl Els invites guests to her Jupiter home for an unconventional tea party benefiting Els for Autism. She bucks tradition and goes international by celebrating different cultures and cuisines every year. This year, Liezl’s Tea Party guests will “visit” Spain. (

When it comes to organizing treats, tiered stands are a must. Conventional etiquette dictates a display of scones, sandwiches, and sweets. These days, however, anything goes—just make sure it’s all finger friendly. The Serenity Garden Tea House & Café in West Palm Beach sells a variety of tea sandwiches (including a traditional Victorian with sliced cucumber, herb cream cheese, and scallions) and baked goods like lemon layer cake and even a gluten-free chocolate cake. (561-6553911,

Loose Leaf

Let your cup runneth over with unconventional varieties of tea. Beth Johnston of the West Palm Beach tea importer Teas Etc. highlights a few delightful yet lesser-known members of the tea family. (561-683-6838, Pu’erh: Dark like black tea, pu’erh is a bold option for those who prefer a robust cup that pairs well with sweets. Chocolate pu’erh uses dark-chocolate nibs for a decadent and sophisticated creamy texture. Citrus


Burst pu’erh is a bit sweet—think Meyer lemon and Honeybell orange—and pairs well with a savory menu. Oolong: Oolong teas offer an array of cup character, ranging from light to dark. The natural floral notes of the pale-green Bao Zhong Reserve make it an elegant option for luxury settings, while the sweet notes of the Tahitian Vanilla Rose make it perfect for accompanying savories. Rooibos: Rooibos is caffeine free and, therefore, a must for every occasion to accommodate guests. The Organic Caribbean Fruit rooibos has a bright, tropical fruit flavor that balances tea sandwiches and the like.

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Ron Rosenzweig

YEAR BUILT 2005 ARCHITECT Robert McNally, Palm Coast of Vero Beach, Vero Beach BUILDER Palm Coast of Vero Beach, Vero Beach

INTERIOR DESIGNER Helen Reed, HL Reed Design, Richmond ASKING PRICE $4.9 million SETTING This estate is nestled in the inner harbor of Sailfish Point Golf and Country Club, one of Stuart’s most elite residential areas. SIZE 6,005 square feet BEDROOMS/BATHS Four bedrooms, four baths, one half-bath Special Promotional Feature

INTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS Brazilian walnut wood floors; Crema Marfil marble floors in entry, foyer, kitchen, morning room, dining room, and hallways; handcrafted mahogany built-ins in study and media center; 24-foot ceilings in main living room. EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS Large deck/balcony off upstairs family room; deep-water dock; pool; hot tub; outdoor kitchen. FOR MORE INFORMATION Sailfish Point Realty, Stuart (772-225-6200,

From the expansive balconies to the lush gardens, this home beautifully blends indoor and outdoor living.

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for Buyers, Sellers and Agents of Waterfront Properties by Gregory T. DuBose

Rob Thomson

Nicholas Klein

Susan Turner

“We’ve worked very hard to create a business model that ensures our agents are successful. Our culture is very important and it is very intentional. This remains a people business, but more than ever before this business is driven by the internet.” –Rob Thomson, Waterfront Properties’ Managing Partner

Waterfront Properties and Club Communities could do business for far less than what it continually invests in agent resources, chiefly internet marketing and company culture. But, for Waterfront Properties it’s never been just about doing business. It’s about doing business better for buyers, seller and agents.

Waterfront Properties’ investment into internet marketing, including Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, its numerous company websites and full time internet marketing team of 22 professionals, numbers well into the millions of dollars.


The investment and its payoff—an unprecedented quantity and quality of buyer and seller leads are significant factors in what sees Waterfront Properties as indisputably the Northern Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast’s dominant luxury real estate company. “Our investment is massive. But it only tells half the story. The real story is what our model does for our agents, and ultimately our buyers and sellers.” Rob Thomson continued, “The traditional real estate company model of ‘eat what you kill’ is obsolete. Our internet systems and international network enable us to deliver agents a large and consistent flow of qualified buyer leads. Their time isn’t spent pounding the pavement. They’re free to attend to their clients with a concierge level of service.” Waterfront Properties’ Agent Nicholas Klein states, “Eleven years in this business and I’ve never experienced a company like this. Rob, Joan and all of the Waterfront leadership make certain we know we are valued. You never feel like a number.” He went on to say, “The leads are an amazing advantage. But, the most surprising thing is the level of support invested in our success. I’ve sent more than a few questions via text after 9:00 at night and received a thoughtful, helpful answer within minutes. This just isn’t how it’s done. Or, so I thought.” “Successful agents conduct themselves and their business in a way that comes across to our buyers and sellers. They are the professionals people want to work with and who they confidently refer to friends and family.” Thomson continued, “Ultimately, the more we can do for our agents, the more they can do for their buyers and sellers. That’s the cycle of success we’ve intentionally created.” Waterfront’s Jupiter Island specialist, Susan Turner, said it this way, “The total marketing effort is done for the agent, and paid for by the company. I get to do what I do best, sell properties.” Asked what is most surprising about working at Waterfront, Turner gave her own surprising answer. “Lunch. Every day, a catered lunch is provided by the company, with Joan Thomson taking a personal hand in ensuring it’s good and good for us. Crazy. Right? But, it is a wonderful part of the family atmosphere here.” Rob Thomson smiled, “Don’t underestimate the power of good

food. There’s a connection that happens naturally over a meal. Agents share information. It’s no different than any family sitting down to talk about work and life. This is where bonds form.” Google is not and never has been the blueprint for how Waterfront empowers and retains its agents. But, comparisons are hard to escape. A team of entrepreneurially spirited individuals working closely in a competitive, collaborative and intentionally cohesive group makes for a formidable team. A group of gifted twenty and thirty-something technology professionals form the core of Waterfront’s buyer lead generation and marketing engines. And Google is never far from the conversation. “I’ve said it too many times to count. This is as much a technology business as a people business. Most companies today recognize this. But, because we identified this reality early on and made the critical investments in technology and people, we literally set the curve.” Rob Thomson continued, “This is a high stakes arena. Done incorrectly, companies could invest the same millions of dollars we have and see little or no difference in their agents’ business.” Why allow the world to see under the roof at Waterfront Properties? Isn’t there some competitive advantage the company’s relinquishing? “The real competition for us is competing to fill our ranks with the best agents in our market. The best way I know to do this is to tell them there’s a different model. It works. And, if they are ready and flexible enough to do it our way, they can and should join this team.” Thomson said with finality. “Buyers and sellers win. Agents win. We win. That’s the cycle of success. You can Google it!”

Rob Thomson | 561.346.1881 |


Tower 155 Unveils a New and Exclusive Collection of Residences in Boca Raton Compson Associates, Florida’s leading East Coast

two-story penthouses to stunning townhomes and

developers, once again live up to their motto of,

condominiums all with 10-ft ceilings, breathtaking

“luxury above all.� The reputable development

views and luxurious furnishings, residents of Tower 155

company is projecting to break ground in early 2016 on

will be presented with an array of options when

the highly anticipated Tower 155, a 170-unit luxury

designing their new home. Steven G., the interior

condominium in downtown Boca Raton. The developer

designer for Tower 155, will design modern art deco

promises to provide residents with ultimate services

public spaces along with interiors, as Tower 155 unveils

and amenities featuring the latest technologies,

a new and exclusive collection of residences. All

comforts and luxury while celebrating the sought-after

residences will be equipped with smart building

Floridian lifestyle. From the most advanced technology

technology that will allow residents to use their tablet

to modern interpretations of art deco architecture,

or smart phone to access optional unit control for

there will be, without a doubt, plenty to offer.

lighting, drapery, air conditioning, electronics and more.

Featuring over 30 different floor plans ranging from









swimming pool featuring private covered cabanas, as well as have access to an urban landscaped rooftop sundeck overlooking Mizner Park. Residents will also be able to take in the view from their preference of a hot tub, wading pool, bar, lounge area, outdoor yoga studio or exercise room. Perhaps the most attractive of all the amenities offered are those which will be available remotely. Tower 155 will provide its residents concierge services such as grocery shopping, concert

refined families. Nationally recognized for its “A” rated

booking and dining reservations to the most exclusive restaurants in the area. Concierge will be available to attend to resident’s needs, while dog walkers will make

healthcare at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a top

and departure a breeze.

ranked South Florida hospital for the fourth year in a row.

Residents of Tower 155 will be able to enjoy a

“Compson Associates has designed Tower 155 to be

multitude of luxuries found in Boca Raton due to its

the most luxurious downtown condominium address in

convenient location. While overlooking the decorative

Boca Raton,” says James Comparato, President of

walkways of Mizner Park, with its beautiful fountains,

Compson Associates. “Best in design, best in

upscale retail and department stores, fine dining

innovation, best in technology, best in location, and

restaurants, cinemas and the Boca Raton Museum of

simply the “best of the best” in the marketplace.”

Art, Tower 155 will also have a five-mile stretch of golden beaches located less than a mile away. The breathtaking acres, is located nearby with fine jazz clubs, extravagant spas and golf courses to unwind at. Concerts and family activities abound as the city continues to evolve into the most sought out home for

continues to expand its excellent selection of public, private and charter schools while offering unsurpassed

sure pets are at ease, and valet services make arrival

exclusive Boca Raton Resort and Club situated on 365

schools and prestigious universities, Boca Raton

About the Developer

Compson Associates has developed over 10,000 condominiums across America’s East Coast, earning the firm its reputation for building trophy properties. Thanks to the company’s talent, dedication and experience, Compson Associate’s portfolio boasts over $3 billion of developments throughout South Florida. Visit the Tower 155 sales center located at 199 East Boca Raton Road and experience what it would be like to live at Tower 155 by walking through Tower 155’s two fully furnished models. Brokers are welcome. For more info please call 561.609.6805 or visit


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Wellington Offered at $2,750,000 Madison Collum I 561.309.2924

Delray Beach Offered at $3,595,000 George Harvey I 203.972.7372

Trump National Jupiter Offered at $2,499,000 Eva Hirschinger I 561.307.0705

Stuart Offered at $4,400,000 Doc Ellingson I 772.229.2929

Hutchinson Island Offered at $5,900,000 Doc Ellingson I 772.229.2929

Trump National Jupiter Land Offered at $2,095,000 Denise Long I 561.315.4643

Frenchman’s Creek Offered at $4,650,000 Leslie Bonner I 561.772.5885

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We celebrate the rare, the beautiful and the exceptional in all things. Including the most desirable homes in the world. We curate them. We showcase them. We present them as no one else can — to attract the most qualified buyers. Whether they are just down the street or a world away. Chances are we already know them. And they know us. Let us show you.

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EXQUISITELY DESIGNED AND RENOVATED IN-TOWN PENTHOUSE | $5,995,000 | Web: 0076834 | Fern Fodiman | 917.400.5624

SOPHISTICATED IN-TOWN TURNKEY | $1,995,000 | Web: 0076732 Fern Fodiman | 917.400.5624

BREATHTAKING VIEWS | $1,695,000 | Web: 0076743 Fern Fodiman | 917.400.5624

GOLFVIEW ROAD JEWEL | $8,950,000 | Web: 0076806 Wally Turner | 561.301.2060

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Palm Beach Polo ∙ Kensington: Beautifully and exper tly constr ucted custom home! Volume ceilings thr oughout the home and tons of windows allow natural light to flow through the open floor plan. The formal living room has a coral gas fireplace that is double-sided and also enjoyable from the library. The seamless Clive Christian kitchen employs top of the line appliances (including 2 Miele dishwashers), and a 6-burner Viking gas range (with grill top). The home includes a wine room equipped with subzero refrigerator. Phenomenal Schonbek & Strass Crystal chandeliers adorn the main entry and formal dining room; however, master bedroom chandelier does not convey. The property has a 500-gallon, in-ground gas tank, as well as gorgeously landscaped grounds and 2 large covered patios. There is also an oversized 4car garage. Offered at $3,450,000

Palm Beach Polo ∙ Winding Oak: This lovely 5 bedr oom, 4 bathr oom Winding Oak home is per fect for the family that loves to entertain. The house includes an open kitchen with a breakfast bar, a 6 burner gas cooktop, as well as an informal dining space that has sliding glass doors that open up nicely to the outdoor living space. There is a formal living room and a formal dining room, as well as an office and den. The backyard enjoys a covered patio, part of which is screened-in. The open-air section of the covered patio has a summer kitchen complete with a built-in gas grill, sink, refrigerator and ice maker, which overlook the pool with spa. The house is also equipped with a whole home generator. The rear of the house boasts superb views of the lake and golf course. Offered at $1,999,999

Amy Carr • Phone +1 561-662-0728 • Fax +1 561-791-2221 • Wellington, Florida •

©2016 Engel & Völkers. All rights reserved. Each brokerage independently owned and operated. Carr Sollak Realty, LLC licensee of Engel & Voelkers Florida Residential, LLC. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified. Engel & Völkers and its independent License Partners are Equal Opportunity Employers and fully support the principles of the Fair Housing Act.


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4th Generation | Costikyan Family Since 1886 the Costikyan family has been hand cleaning valuable Persian, Oriental, and European rugs, carpets and fine tapestries throughout the United States. We are one of the only families continuing these time honored cleaning methods in the same manner that was employed some 130 years ago when the cleaning and restoration of valuable fabrics was considered an art.

Grand Prix Village: Br and new constr uction 20-stall barn with 4 wash stalls, 2 tack rooms, a laundry room, and a feed room on 4 acres. The owners’ lounge has a fireplace, kitchen with great room for entertaining and a wonderful view of the 220’ x 120’ competition ring. Offered at $11,900,000

Grand Prix Village: Six-acres of land, an 18-stall center aisle barn, gorgeous lake views, and just a stone’s throw from the Winter Equestrian Festival. There’s a spacious owners’ lounge with vaulted ceilings and skylights. Grass Grand Prix field and all weather ring in place. Offered at $12,750,000

Equestrian Club: This per fectly situated 3 bedr oom, 3 bathr oom home boasts a formal living and dining area, as well as a family room off the kitchen and a sophisticated wood paneled office/den. Tastefully decorated with marble floors to complement the natural sunlight that fills this home. Offered at $2,495,000

Palm Beach • Seabreeze: Completely r enovated with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in the main house, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom cabana and backyard with pool. Located within walking distance to all of the shopping, restaurants, and beaches Palm Beach has to offer. Offered at $3,985,000

Saddle Trail: Newly constr ucted 30 stall equestr ian facility with 5-bedroom, 3.5 bath pool home on 6.2 acres in Saddle Trail. This superbly designed professional farm is complete with a new Olympic all weather sub-irrigated ring, grass jump field and 6 horse Kraft covered walker. Offered at $7,250,000

Palm Beach Polo ∙ Maidstone: Renovated 5 bedr oom, 6.5 bathroom home with amazing golf and water views. Coral stone driveway and rear pool deck. There is an outdoor kitchen and large screened in patio. The property has lush landscaping and is professionally maintained. Offered at $2,995,000

Carol A. Sollak, P.A. • Phone +1 561-818-9476 • Fax +1 561-791-2221 • Wellington & Palm Beach, Florida •

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Live where you Love, Love where you Live Discover Admirals Cove... Jupiter’s Most Exclusive Waterfront & Golf Community

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Current Inventory in Units as of September 30, 2015 All reports published October 2015 based on data available at the end of September 2015. All reports presented are based on data supplied by the Realtor Association of The Palm Beaches, Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, St. Lucie Association of Realtors and RMLS (direct members). Neither the Association nor its MLS guarantees or is anyway responsible for its accuracy. Data Maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activities. Reports pulled from Trendgraphix, Inc.

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THE BEAR’S CLUB | Premier Homesites With an extremely desirable location adjacent to the clubhouse at The Bear’s Club, these two estate homesites offer sweeping views of the 9th fairway and green with the unique advantage of being just steps away from the clubhouse and golf shop. The custom homes on these homesites will draw their architectural inspiration from The Bear’s Club Clubhouse which evokes visions of a Tuscan Manor house and it’s attendant outbuildings highlighted by rich stonework with hand slurried mortar, wrought iron gates and multi - layered barrel tile roofing. Offered at $2,650,000

AVAILABLE | Lot 1 & 2

THE BEAR’S CLUB | Golf Villas

AVAILABLE | 418 Via Del Orso

Nestled between the 9th and 10th hole of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, with direct golf cart access to the clubhouse the final offering of The Bear’s Club Golf Villas is now available. This beautifully appointed residence is located within a secluded Tuscan Village distinguished by rustic stone accents, Cobblestone walkways and unique garden sanctuaries. This spacious 5 bedroom home will feature over 4,600 square feet of living space and beautiful appointments throughout. The spacious outdoor living area features a cabana bath, summer kitchen and custom pool in a lush and tropical private setting. Custom changes include 32rd car garage and courtyard balcony. Time is of the essence as this is the only remaining villa. Estimated completion of construction is February 2016. Offered at $2,975,000

THE BEAR’S CLUB | Club Cottages One of only five Club Cottages at The Bear’s Club, this four bedroom, four full and one half bath residence offers a charming retreat with a sense of relaxed elegance. Ideally located adjacent to the clubhouse at The Bear’s Club, this Club Cottage offers sweeping views of the 9th fairway. Perfect as an intimate golf retreat or as a convenient guesthouse, the Cottages are roomy and comfortable with custom upper tier finishes throughout. The Cottages were developed to showcase and mirror the rustic Tuscan inspired architecture and old world charm of the clubhouse while providing every conceivable amenity and modern-day convenience. Offered at $1,900,000

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Balance Ladies who golf

Dust off those golf clubs and work on that swing because winter in Florida is the perfect time to get out on the green. From February 1-7, the sixteenth annual Allianz Championship returns to the Old Course at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton for seven days of premium play. On February 1, female golfers of all levels are invited to participate in a Women’s Day special event that includes 18 holes with a PGA Champions Tour player and a clinic with former LPGA player Annika Sorenstam. Turn the page for Sorentam’s top tips for a better game. (561-241-4653, | FEBRUARY 2016


Balance Ladies who golf Brain Game [continued] Before retiring from professional golf in 2008, Annika Sorenstam racked up 90 international tournament wins, including 10 LPGA Major Championships. Below, she shares five tips female golfers can use to swing it like Sorenstam.

Make a compact swing, and always ac•celerate: The closer you get to the green, the greater the urge to manipulate the shot. To beat that urge, make sure you accelerate through impact. Make your follow-through as long as your backswing.

Set your tempo: I seldom hit a shot very hard, and I seldom hit one very soft. This is particularly true with my wedges, mainly because I have shots to cover many distances. Never swing your wedges as hard as you can. When you press like that, you risk poor contact and wild shots. To set a tempo, try my 1-2-3 practice swing: Count 1-2-3 as you swing to the top left, then 1-2-3 to the finish. It will keep your speed in check.

Begin with a brief warm-up: Hit a few wedges, then some short irons for tempo followed by a couple of drives. Before heading to the course, chip and putt to get a feel for the speed of the greens.

Control first-tee jitters: First, take a few deep breaths to calm your nerves. Pick a club you’re comfortable with and confident you can hit. Select a specific target, and use your preshot routine. Then, swing freely.

Simple putting tips: Be aggressive. Putts in scrambles are only considered good if they make it to the hole. A nice firm, confident stroke gives you the best chance to make them.


When forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu performed an autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike “Iron Mike” Webster, he had no idea who the late NFL center was. Born in eastern Nigeria, Omalu knew nothing about American football, but he did know something was amiss in the 50-year-old’s body. Given his passion for neuropathology, Omalu began studying Webster’s brain. That’s when he discovered something alarming: chronic traumatic encephalopathy, severe brain damage caused by repeated blows to the head. “It looked very abnormal,” Omalu says. “It was not something I was mentally aware of. I went to the library researching, trying to see if someone else had described it before, and no one else had.” When Omalu made his discovery public, he was stunned by the backlash he faced from the NFL. At the time and in subsequent years, the league tried to stifle Omalu’s findings, which have now become accepted as fact in the medical and sports spheres. Omalu continues to bring awareness to CTE, and his efforts have become immortalized in books and in the recent film Concussion, which stars Will Smith as Omalu. On February 16, he will lead a lecture at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Complex in Jupiter. PBI chatted with Omalu about CTE and how the discovery of the disease altered his life. (561-799-8547,

PBI: What are the causes of CTE? Dr. Omalu: CTE is the disease of the brain you suffer when you’re exposed to any type of blow to your head. It’s not just in football [but also] in motorcycle accidents, in industrial accidents, in child abuse, in assaults. When you suffer brain damage from such a blow, the brain damage is permanent because the brain does not have any reasonable ability to cure itself of any injury. In contact sports— with or without a helmet, with or without a concussion—when you expose your head and your brain to seemingly innocuous blows without any symptoms, over time those blows can cause permanent brain damage that would manifest in a constellation of symptoms, which are progressive. What are the symptoms of CTE? The symptoms could range from loss of intelligence, loss of judgment, loss of cognitive capacity, inability or diminution in the ability to engage in complex intellectual activity, mood disorders, rampant fluctuations in mood, exaggerated responses to life stresses, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicidal attempts, or suicide. Where this is very dangerous is you could receive these blows to your head over time without manifest-


ing any symptoms whatsoever. But radiologically and neuropsychiatrically, when you’re tested, we could elicit evidence of damage. Why was it important to you to share your findings with the world? I came from Nigeria—Nigeria is a very corrupt country. I ran away from corruption and came here just to find out that the NFL was systemically and systematically concealing this fact from the players. The players in retirement were all suffering in obscurity. I found that very painful. I said, ‘Not in America, a country I have so much faith in.’ … Using my education, I wanted to become a voice for the voiceless. What should people know about CTE? People should be educated and enlightened so when they make the decision to play or not to play, they are making their own decision. You cannot make football safe; that would be a misappropriation of the facts. … But this is America. People have the freedom to do whatever they want. [And] we should embrace the facts and educate the people.

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After 60 years in the R&B industry, Gladys Knight still has plenty of soul. The Georgia-born songstress co-founded Gladys Knight and the Pips in the early 1950s with her brother and two cousins and went on to record more than 40 albums and countless hit singles, including “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Neither One of Us,” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.” When the group disbanded in 1989, the seven-time Grammy Award winner embarked on a wildly successful solo career, was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. On February 13, the Empress of Soul will serenade the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce with Motown classics and recent works from her gospel-imbued album, “Where My Heart Belongs.” (772-461-4775, —Kerry Shorr | FEBRUARY 2016



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27 the Holden Luntz Gallery hosts “Untold Stories: Faucon, Listri, Yoshida” to February 27. (561-805-9550,

February/2016 29 View “New Paintings of South Florida” at Lois Brezinski Artworks to February 29. (561-400-8869, loisbrezinski

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Dramalogue: The O’Neill Family, A Long Day’s Journey, Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, $20. (561-514-4042,


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3 Kravis Center Annual Gala, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $375-$750. (561-651-4320,

4 Palm Beach Opera Gala with Diana Damrau, The Mar-aLago Club, Palm Beach, $450-$1,000. (561-835-7558,

Best known as the sweetly neurotic Danny Tanner in Full House and the irreverent host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, Bob Saget is anything but family friendly when he takes the stand-up stage. He returns to Palm Beach Improv February 26 and 27 to open up about life, death, and his dirty sense of humor. (561-8331812, palmbeach

5 Winter Ball, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, The Breakers, Palm Beach, $750, by invitation only. (561-683-3287,

6 Annual Outdoor Juried Art Festival, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, also Feb. 7, free. (561-392-2500,

Hanley Center Foundation Family Picnic, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Wellington, $50-$220. (561-841-1212, hanley International Red Cross Ball, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, $1,000. (561-650-9105,

Norton Museum of Art Diamond Gala, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, $1,000. (561-832-5196,

8 Culture and Cocktails with Terry Teachout, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, $65. (561-471-2901,

Distinguished Lecturer Series: Ken Burns, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, $60-$90. (772-231-6990,

Valentine’s Day Treats and Sweets, benefiting Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $125. (561-841-0900,

Westerners equate dirt with germs and grime, but other cultures see it differently. Through sculpture, paintings, photography, and mixedmedia works, Florida Atlantic University Galleries explores dirt’s powerful, multilateral meanings in the exhibit “dirt: Yuta Suelo Udongo Té,” on display through March 5. (561-297-2661,



Virtuosic dancing, thunderous drumming, and whirling weaponry join forces when Che Malambo stomps its way to the Kravis Center February 2-3. Malambo, an aggressive Flamenco-style tap dance inspired by the cadence of galloping horses, originated in the earlyseventeenth century as a way for gauchos (South American cowboys) to flaunt their skill, strength, and dexterity. Che Malambo, an all-male, Argentinian dance company directed by French choreographer Gilles Brinas, brings the fiery gaucho tradition to life through powerful stomping, singing, clapping, bombo drumming, spinning boleadoras (lassos with stones), and more. Tickets cost $32. (561-832-7469, —K.S.

10 “Zephaniah Kingsley Jr. and the Atlantic World” lecture, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, $20. (561-832-4164,

11 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 16, $20. (561-822-5440,

12 Delray Beach Open, Delray Beach Stadium and Tennis Center, Delray Beach, to Feb. 21, $29-$150. (561-330-6000,

13 ArtiGras, Downtown Abacoa, Jupiter, to Feb. 15, $10-$12. (561-748-3946,

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Palm Beach Fine Craft Show, Palm Beach Coun-

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15 “Attitude and Style: A Conversation with Iris Apfel,” Kravis Center, West Palm

27 Harmony: An Exhibition of the Arts, Meyer

16 “An Evening with Dr. Bennet Omalu” lecture, Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter, $55-$65. (561-799-8547,

18 “So What Do We Do Now That We Are Here: Early Palm Beach Tourism” lecture, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, $10. (561-832-4164,

20 Celestial Gala, benefiting American Cancer

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conductor Carolyn Kuan joins the Symphonia boca raton on February 7 for “Connoisseur Concert III.” (561-379-3848,

Street Painting Festival, Downtown Lake Worth, also Feb. 21, free. (561-585-0003, 22 The Honda Classic, PGA National Resort &

Italian Fest, Sanborn Square, Boca Raton, free. (561Charlie Shuck

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Sea Fest for Kids, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Jupiter, $10, free for children. (561-747-8380, Tattoo Day, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach, free with museum admission. (561-495-0233,

Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, to Feb. 28, tickets start at $20. (561-799-2747,

28 Swank Table, Swank Farm, Loxahatchee, $160. (561-202-5648,

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Other Desert Cities, Delray Beach Playhouse, Delray Beach, to Feb. 14, $30. (561-272-1281, delray

Deborah Voigt, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, $40-$45. (561-655-7226, CameraSport

Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 28, $64. (561-514-4042, Milos Raonic

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Palm Beach Gardens Concert Band presents “Rodgers and Hammerstein Night,” Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $15. (561-2075900,

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Reborning, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, to Feb. 14, $30-$45. (561-450-6357,

South Pacific, The Wick Theatre, Boca Raton, to Feb. 14, $70$80. (561-995-2333, Unlikely Heroes, Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton, to Feb. 21, $35. (800-595-4849,

Patti LaBelle, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $35-$115; Over the River and Through the Woods, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, to Feb. 21, $35-$65. (772-2316990,

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Shatner’s World starring William Shatner, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $25-$100. (561-832-7469,

3 Ambrosia, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $35-$45. (772286-7827,

also Feb. 6, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $85-$89. (561832-7469,; 772-461-4775,

Play Slam: Halftime with Don, Theatre Lab, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, $5-$10. (561297-2337, 4 Rebekah Gregory, Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Delray Beach, $30-$45. (561-243-7922,

Over the span of his 35 years as a career sports commentator and award-winning columnist, John Feinsten says he has “had the chance to know some of the most interesting people in sports.” During his presentation, Feinstein will share personal stories and out some of the world’s most favorite sports figures.


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EXHIBITIONS AT THE SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS BILL CUNNINGHAM: FACADES On display Saturday, January 23, 2016 to Sunday, March 6, 2016 Cunningham’s whimsical and bold photographs will be on display to offer a unique perspective on New York City’s architecture and fashion. This exhibition is organized by The New-York Historical Society. Bill Cunningham, “Gothic Bridge in Central Park” (designed 1860), ca. 1968-1976, Gelatin silver photograph, New-York Historical Society, Gift of Bill Cunningham

INVITATION TO THE BALL: MARJORIE MERRIWEATHER POST’S FANCY DRESS COSTUMES On display Saturday, January 23, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016 Closed March 7 to 18, 2016 With the vitality of the 1920s and Marjorie Post’s fascinating life as backdrop, this exhibition focuses on the fancy dress balls of the day and the costumes Marjorie wore to them. The exhibit is organized by the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, Washington D.C. “Marjorie dressed as Marie Antoinette for the Beaux Arts Ball,” New York City, 1927, Photographed by Gabor Eder, Image Courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens Archives

POWER & PIETY: SPANISH COLONIAL ART On display Saturday, March 19, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016 A remarkable collection of Spanish Colonial Art from the late 17th to the 19th century makes its exhibition debut at The Society of the Four Arts. The exhibition is drawn from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and is co-organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York and Art Services International, Alexandria, Virginia. Juan Pedro López (1724–1787), "Our Lady of Light,” ca. 1765, Oil on canvas, 97 ¼ x 68 in. Courtesy of the Collección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros | 2 FOUR ARTS PLAZA | PALM BEACH, FL

Admission is $5. No charge for Four Arts members and children 14 and younger. Call (561) 655-7226 for more information.


Agenda 5 Kevin Nealon, Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach, also Feb. 6, $25. (561-833-1812,

The Symphonia Boca Raton presents “Connoisseur Concert III,” Saint Andrew’s School, Boca

Hollywood Concert Orchestra presents “A Night at The Oscars,” The Society of the Four

Raton, $45-$75. (561-376-3848,

Arts, Palm Beach, $40-$45. (561-655-7226,

8 Apollo Link, Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Delray Beach, also Feb. 9, $30-$45. (561-243-7922,

PostSecret: The Show, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, also Feb. 11, $30. (561-832-7469,

Shout! The Mod Musical, Willow Theatre at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton, to Feb. 14, $15-$25. (561-3473948,

6 Penn & Teller, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $25-$105. (561-832-7469,

Tom Rush, Crest Theatre, Old School Square, Delray 9 Motown The Musical, Kravis Center, West Palm

Beach, $57-$77. (561-243-7922,

Beach, to Feb. 14, $32-$84. (561-832-7469,

Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches presents “My Way,” Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $18. (561-207-5900, eisseycampus

Neave Trio, Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, $70. (561-

11 Pauly Shore, Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 14, $22. (561-833-1812,


Tony Bennett, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $96Tony Danza, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, to Feb.

$126. (772-461-4775,

ter, West Palm Beach, $35-$85. (561-832-7469,

13, also Feb. 16-20, contact for ticket prices. (561-6555430,

12 Carmen Lundy, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, $25-

Fred Astaire Dance Studio West Palm Beach presents “Magic of Dance,” Kravis Center, West

10 Atlantic Classical Orchestra presents “Masterworks Concert II,” Eissey Campus The-

Palm Beach, $35. (561-832-7469,

atre, Palm Beach Gardens; also Feb. 11, Waxlax Center for the Performing Arts, Vero Beach; also Feb. 12, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $5-$65. (772-460-0850,

7 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kravis Cen-

$35. (561-450-6357,

Frost/Nixon, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, to Feb. 21, $55-$65. (561-575-2223,


Enter to win tickets to Edgar at Palmbeach illustrated. com/contests

Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival presents Edgar, Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $20. (561-575-7336,

attend the Hanley center Foundation Family Picnic on February 6. (561-841-1212,

13 Gladys Knight, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $75-$85. (772-461-4775,

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, Kravis Center, West Palm

Improvised Shakespeare, Old School Square, Del-

Beach, to Feb. 28, $40. (561-8327469,


Johnny Rawls, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, $25$35. (561-450-6357

19 All-Star Doo-Wop Weekend South Vol. I, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, also Feb. 20, $39-$75. (772-4614775,

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ray Beach, $40. (561-243-7922,

14 Atlantic City Boys, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $45. (772-286-7827,

Mo’Nique, Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach,

The Midtown Men, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce,

also Feb. 20, $40. (561-833-1812, palmbeachimprov. com)

$49-$59. (772-461-4775,

Choral Society of the Palm Beaches presents “Fauré’s Requiem,” Florida Atlantic University Lifelong Learning Society Auditorium, Jupiter, also Feb. 21, $10-$20. (561-626-9997, choralsocietypalm

Palm Beach Opera presents Don Pasquale, Modigliani Quartet, The Society of the Four Arts,

Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 21, $25-$140. (561-833-7888,

Rick Margitza and Adam Nussbam, Arts Garage,

16 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, to Feb. 28, $40. (772-2316990,

The Stars of Forever Tango, Crest Theatre,

Tito Puente Jr., The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $45. (772286-7827,

18 Franco Corso, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $45.

20 Aztec Two Step, Kravis Center, West Palm

21 Amernet String Quartet with pianist Joseph Kalichstein, The Society of the Four Arts,


Beach, $40. (561-832-7469,

Palm Beach, $20. (561-655-7226,

Palm Beach, $20. (561-655-7226,

Old School Square, Delray Beach, to Feb. 21, $45. (561-243-7922,

Delray Beach, $25-$35. (561-450-6357, | February 2016


Agenda The Big Picture featuring David Krakauer, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $39. (561-832-7469,

Melissa Etheridge, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $69-$79. (772-461-4775,

22 Darlene Love, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, also

Neil Berg’s 107 Years of Broadway, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $29. (561-832-7469,

Robert Klein and Rita Rudner, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $15-$100. (561-832-7469,

Philadelphia Orchestra, Kravis Center, West Palm

25 Doc Grober and The Mudcats, The Lyric Theatre, Stuart, $37. (772-286-7827,

Beach, also Feb. 24, $39-$119. (561-832-7469,

24 Arturo Sandoval Sextet, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, $40-$45. (561-655-7226,

Feb. 23, $48. (772-286-7827,

Grease, Studio Theatre, Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Boca Raton, to Feb. 28, $23-$36. (561-8523200,

Night Fever: The Bee Gees Tribute, Maltz Jupiter Michael Feinstein and the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra present “Sinatra’s 100th Celebration,” Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, tickets start at $30. (561-832-7469,

Theatre, Jupiter, $45-$55. (561-575-2223,

Palm Beach Opera Cabaret, Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach, $5. (561-8337888,

23 Bennewitz Quartet, Flagler Museum, Palm

Enter to win tickets to see Paul Huang at Palmbeach illustrated. com/contests

Hollywood’s Big Band, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, $45-$55. (561-575-2223, 26 Bob Saget, Palm Beach Improv, West Palm Beach, also Feb. 27, $30. (561-833-1812, palmbeach

Beach, $70. (561-655-2833,

Paul Huang, Eissey Campus

David Feherty, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $55$159. (772-461-4775,

Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $30-$40. (561-207-5900, eissey

Melissa Manchester, The Colony Hotel, Palm

Play Slam: Molly’s Hammer, Theatre Lab, Florida

Miami City Ballet presents Program Three,

Beach, to Feb. 27, contact for ticket prices. (561-6555430,

Atlantic University, Boca Raton, $5-$10. (561-297-2337,

Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, to Feb. 28, $20-$99. (561-832-7469,

Inherit the Wind, Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth, to March 13, tickets start at $29. (561-586-6410,


Special Exhibit: September 8 - July 2 | Admission is free! 300 North Dixie Highway, Downtown West Palm Beach | 561.832.4164 For more information and Museum hours: Marshall E. Rinker, Sr. Foundation, Inc.


Audrey and Martin Gruss Foundation




Lady LaBelle Gladys Knight might be the Empress of Soul, but Patti LaBelle is its godmother. In her more than 50-year singing career, she’s proved to be more than just a good voice. In addition to earning Grammys, LaBelle has acted on stage and screen, found her rhythm on Dancing with the Stars, and even hosted her own Cooking Channel show, Patti LaBelle’s Place. On February 3, she will put her original talent on display as part of the Kravis Center’s annual gala. The performance is open to the public and tickets start at $35. PBI chatted with LaBelle about her two main passions: singing and cooking. (561-8327469, —Mary Murray

Derek Blanks

PBI: What’s your earliest memory of singing? LaBelle: It would have been with the Beulah Baptist Church choir when I was, I don’t even know how old—old enough not to be shy anymore. Before I went to the choir, I would sing around the house with a broom, pretending it was a microphone, and I always sounded decent to myself. When I joined the choir, the choir director made me sing lead instead of singing in the chorus with the background. She said, “You have a lead voice, darlin’. You must go out there and show your voice.” What are your favorite songs to perform? I love a lot of them, but I guess the ones that I must sing every night would be “Lady Marmalade” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” But if I sing those songs seven times a week, every time it’s going to be different. You can never say, “She’s going to sing it this way or that way.” I’m never going to do what you expect. What do you love about cooking? It’s very cathartic. I love cooking everything: baking, Italian food, soul food. I’m very creative in the kitchen. Every day, I cook. I made breakfast this morning; I’m going to make dinner later. I am just a cooking lady. I cook as well as I sing. How do your cooking habits change while on tour? On tour, I take my own pots and pans and I cook in my room. We usually have a suite with a kitchen, and the kitchen does not have the right pots for Patti. So I take my Patti pots on the road with me and I cook for the band and crew in my suite. I can avoid room service like that also.

on view f e b r ua ry 1 8 – m ay 1 5, 2 0 1 6

Exhibition Lecture th u rsday, f e b rua ry 1 8 , 2 01 6 With Ellen Roberts, Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Curator of American Art

Organized by the Norton Museum of Art, with the support of the Portland Museum of Art, Maine. This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Henry Luce Foundation, Anne Berkley Smith, and Wells Fargo Private Bank, as well as an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. With additional support provided by the Mr. and Mrs. Hamish Maxwell Exhibition Endowment and the Priscilla and John Richman Endowment for American Art. Exhibition Lectures are made possible in part by The Gayle and Paul Gross Education Endowment Fund and The Janirve Foundation Education Endowment in Memory of Irving and Jeannett Reuter.

You’ve Got A Friend: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter, $45-$55. (561-575-2223,

27 Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $20. (561832-7469,

28 The Beach Boys, Sunrise Theatre, Fort Pierce, $65-$75. (772-461-4775,

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Agenda The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, Arts Garage, Delray Beach, to March 20, $30-$45. (561-450-6357,

Indian River Pops Orchestra presents “Copeland with the Pops,” Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, $25. (561-207-5900, eisseycampus

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, $39-$105. (561-832-7469,

GALLERIES Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach. “Flowers,” to March 6. (561-832-5328,

Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach. “River: An Installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder,” to Feb. 12; “Women of Vision II, National Association of Women Artists Inc. Florida Chapter,” to Feb. 13; “2016 PBCATA Members Exhibition,” Feb. 18-28. (561-832-1776,

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton. “Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine,” to Feb. 14; “John Raimondi:



Catch Motown the Musical at The Kravis center From February 9-14. (561-832-7469,

Drawing to Sculpture,” Feb. 16 to April 10; “Art School Faculty Exhibition,” to March 13; “Warhol on Vinyl: The Record Covers, 1949-1987,” to April 10; “Bob Colacello: In and Out with Andy” and “Warhol Prints from the Collection of Marc Bell,” both to May 1. (561-392-2500,

Feb. 20; “Solo Exhibition: Doddie Thayer,” Feb. 20 to April 2; “Woman: Untitled,” to March 12. (561-471-2901,

Elliott Museum, Stuart. “Octane and Opulence,” Feb. 6 to April 10. (772-225-1961,

Cornell Museum, Old School Square, Delray Beach. “Wild,” to April 17. (561-243-7922,

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth. “Solo Exhibition: Sandra Thompson,” to Feb. 13; “Solo Exhibitions: JoAnn Nava and Ellen Liman,” to

Esther B. O’Keeffe Gallery, The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach. “Bill Cunningham: Facades,” to March 6; “Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes,” to April 17. (561-6557226,

The Eighteenth Annual

Old Bags Luncheon


To Benefit Center for Family Services

Thursday, March 3, 2016 The Breakers | Palm Beach 10:30am Silent Auction | 12:30pm Luncheon

Featured Guest Speaker

Andy Cohen

Patty & Melissa

Photo by Capehart

Chairwoman Patty Myura Vice Chairman Melissa Parker Honorary Chairs Tiffany Cloutier | Janet Levy Ambassadors Janet Cafaro | HermĂŠ de Wyman Miro Tammy Pompea | Judi Richards Proceeds from the Old Bags Luncheon benefit the Center for Family Services which provide programs to children suffering from domestic violence, sexual abuse or homelessness. For sponsorship opportunities or to donate your new or gently used handbags please call 561.616.1257 sponsors



Agenda Flagler Museum, Palm Beach. “Beauty’s Legacy: Gilded Age Portraits in

UPCO M IN G E XH IB IT ION S F LOWERS January 6 - March 6, 2016 Opening Reception Wednesday, January 6, 6 pm - 8 pm Members free; non-member reception donation $15 per person RSVP: 561-832-5328 The exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of media. The work includes sculptures by Edwina Sandys, Robert St. Croix, Babette Bloch and Clarita Brinkerhoff; paintings by Ben Schonzeit, Patricia Nix, Mary Page Evans, and Edwina Sandys; and photography by Dragana Connaughton and Jean Matthews.

America,” to April 17. (561-655-2833,

Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton. “Jay Critchley, Incorporated,” Feb. 5 to April 2; “DIRT: Yuta Suelo Udongo Té,” to March 5. (561-297-2661, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens. “The Art of Dr. Seuss,” to Feb. 14. (561-775-7750, Historical Society of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach. “Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American,” to March 24; “By Land and Sea: Florida in the Civil War,” to July 2. (561-832-4164,

Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach. “Untold Stories: Faucon, Listri, Yoshida,” to Feb. 27. (561-805-9550,

Lois Brezinski Artworks, Delray Beach. “New Paintings of South Florida,” to Feb. 29. (561-400-8869,

McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach. “Roar of the Dinosaur,” Feb. 2 to May 1. (772794-0601, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach. “Perseverance:


Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World,” Feb. 26 to May 8. (561-495-0233,

March 9 – May 15, 2016 Opening Reception Wednesday, March 9, 6 pm - 8 pm Members free; non-member reception donation $15 per person RSVP: 561-832-5328 The exhibition features diverse pieces from the lineage of artists in the Phipps and Guest family. The exhibition will include sculptures, illustrations, drawings and paintings.


The midtown men arrive at the Sunrise theatre on february 14. (772-461-4775,

Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach. “Nature Connects,” to Feb. 14. (561-233-1757,

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm

Beach. “Still/Moving: Photographs and Video Art from the DeWoody Collection,” Feb. 6 to May 15; “O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York,” Feb. 18 to May 15; “Tiny: Streetwise Revisited: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark,” to March 20; “Vincent van Gogh: The Poplars at Saint-Rèmy,” to April 17; “Njideka Akunyili Crosby: I Refuse to be Invisible,” to April 24; “Edgar Degas: Portrait of Mlle. Hortense Valpinçon,” to May 15. (561-832-5196,

Palm Beach Photographic Centre, West Palm Beach. “A Horse of a Different “Gallery Talks” including a tour of the exhibition are available on Wednesdays at 11 am and Sundays at noon.

Color” and “Triple Play,” both to March 12. (561-253-2600,

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach. “Dinosaurs Around the World,” to April 16. (561-832-1988,

Historic Home, Artist Studio and Rare Palm Gardens of Ann Weaver Norton 2051 S. Flagler Drive • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5328 • Gallery Hours Wed - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm ANSG Members Free, Non-members $10


Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach. “Nature Illuminated: Landscapes and Still Lifes by Heade and his Contemporaries,” Feb. 6 to June 5; “John Baeder’s American Roadside,” to May 15; “Oscar Bluemner: Selections from the Vera Bluemner Kouba Collection,” to May 22. (772-231-0707, Wally Findlay Galleries International, Palm Beach. “Blenheim Palace: The Unfolding of a Vision by Charles Neal,” Feb. 16-29. (561-655-2090,

February 2016

Solar Flair BUYING INFORMATION COVER Silk chiffon dress ($4,600), Fendi, Bal Harbour; charm necklace ($450), Sequin, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach. PAGEs 106-107 Monochain silk twill skirt ($2,100), multichain crepe de chine blouse ($2,600), Louis Vuitton, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, Town Center at Boca Raton; iridescent PVC patent calfskin shoes ($1,150), metal and Plexiglas necklace ($2,200), Chanel, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens. PAGE 108 Silk organza dress ($10,500), silver metallized crinkled lambskin pumps ($850), Dior, 1-800-929-DIOR, special order, Saks Fifth Avenue, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, Town Center at Boca Raton; silver pearl filigree button earrings ($245), silver pearl filigree drop fan necklace ($990), Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour. PAGE 109 Black, multicolor illusion tulle sleeveless crew-neck dress with embroidery ($7,900), Gucci, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; metal chain bracelet ($900), Chanel, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; silver pearl filigree button earrings ($245), silver lace ruby bracelet ($490), Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour. PAGEs 110-111 Marina net embroidered dress ($2,980), calf-leather flat sandals with pearl embellishment ($975), Emilio Pucci, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach; metal/resin/ strass bracelet ($1,400), Chanel, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens; gunmetal lattice pearl drop earrings ($490), Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour. PAGE 112 Sheer embellished dress ($8,300), print shirt ($1,430), skirt ($2,190), Prada, select Prada boutiques,; 160-mm blue nappa platform wedge with ankle strap (price upon request), similar styles, Christian Louboutin, Miami; black and silver bold jewel cuff ($690), Oscar de la Renta, Bal Harbour. PAGE 113 Printed crepe de chine blouse ($2,150), printed cotton voile top ($2,000), printed cotton voile skirt ($6,000), metal/resin necklace (price upon request), iridescent PVC patent calfskin shoes ($1,150), Chanel, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens PAGE 114 Large-stripes georgette blouse ($2,400), Amerindien embroidery pants ($6,900), Louis Vuitton, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens, Town Center at Boca Raton; metal chain necklace ($1,700), Chanel, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens. PAGE 115 Eulalia silk twill star-printed dress ($1,095), similar styles, Max Mara, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach; charm necklace ($398), Sequin, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.

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Why choose Orchid Island Golf & beach Club? Orchid Island’s custom estate residences, courtyard homes, and cottages are tucked away on private cul-de-sacs and winding streets to maintain open views of the lush fairways and sparkling lakes. Luxurious, low-rise, oceanfront condominiums sit atop picturesque dunes on a pristine, private beach. The Orchid Island lifestyle offers a magnificent Arnold Palmer golf course, a newly redesigned golf clubhouse, a state-of-the-art tennis and wellness center, an exquisite beach club with unspoiled beaches, and many more amenities.

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Orchid Island Realty is composed of a dedicated sales team with more than 50 years’ combined experience specializing in luxury golf communities as well as being the only real estate firm in the area that exclusively markets and sells properties in Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. To take a property tour or learn about the Discovery Package, call 772-388-3888 or email

OrChId Island realty, InC. 1 beachside dr., town of Orchid, Vero beach, Fl 772-388-3888 | Bob Niederpruem, president/broker sPeCIal PrOMOtIOnal Feature | FEBRUARY 2016


Seen Richard Gaff, Kelly Cashmere

Robert Primeau, Jan Savarick

illustrated events launch celebration lila photo

Who: illustrated events What: champagne and caviar Launch celebration Where: the royal poinciana plaza, palm beach

Jennifer McGrath, Rena Toppe Ueltschi, Kaleigh Grover

david negri, allison reckson

Emre Erkul, Maxie Kaan doreen alfaro, mariana lehkyi`

Andrea and Brian Hass


Terry Duffy, Allison Reckson, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Todd Schmidt

Nick Gold and Bram Majtlis

Jessica Wittenbrink, Jarrod Lowe Bradley and Lori Berg, Janet Levy, Stanton Collemer

Pamela Gottfried, Chris Leavitt

Debra Levasseur, Steven Stone, India Paull Hancock


Nick Linca, Scott Diament, Seth Berman, Rob Samuels

Ildiko Varga and Attila Konnyu Josh Haley, Carol and John Gorbecki

Gemma and Kirk Johnson

provident jewelry paulette and amy martin

Who: provident jewelry What: annual holiday celebration honoring els for autism Where: provident jewelry, jupiter Maximilian Busser, Stacie Orloff, Thierry Collot reggie and art samuels

Michael and Morgan O’Hara, Wendy and Tom Carroll Christian Harnsworth, John and Francesca Boyer, Josh Cohen

Eric and Laurie Wolf, Phil Ogle

lara pansolli, liezl els, nicole poundstone

Diane and Olindo Preli


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Jennie Scaife, Frances G. Scaife

Mark and Sonja Stevens

Lorrain and Malcolm Hall

Mary and Mark Freitas

ARCHIVAL EVENING Who: historical society of palm beach county What: archival evening honoring Frances G. Scaife Where: club colette, palm beach Stephen Mooney, Scott Velozo Keith Williams, nicole Dina

Burt Minkoff, Beth Rudin DeWoody

Mary and Mandy Ourisman


Karen and Dan Swanson


Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s Thirty-fifth Annual Gala

Winter Ball






Individual Tickets - $750 For tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact 561.683.3287 or visit

Seen Hilary Jordan, Dack Patriarca, Mary Brittain Cheatham

Melody Smith, Joseph Pubillones Tim, Sarah, and Vanessa Benitz

Peter Nicoletti, John Rupp

Cynthia Sulzberger, Steven Green

festival of trees

Jim, Caroline, and Sara McCann

David Miller, Jonathan Cameron-Hayes betsy and Wally Turner, Whitney Baldwin Ingrid Morrison, Brewer Schoeller, Erin McGould

Pam Dupuis, Alexis Rupp, Peter Dupuis


Robert and Brooke Murphy

krystal zaskey photography

Who: ann norton sculpture gardens What: ninth annual festival of trees Gala Evening in the Gardens Where: ann norton sculpture gardens, west Palm Beach

Kelly Dow and Julie Davis Dow, Joe Barilla, Carol Petrowski

Brian Barnett Photography

Gregg Sessa, Lauren and Michael Halperin

presidents society dinner Who: nat king cole generation hope inc. What: presidents society dinner Where: norton museum of art, west Palm Beach

Suzanne Hindle, Nancy Over Conley Shanna St. John, Nestor Torres

Rick and Patricia Moore

Gary Augustus, Timolin Cole, Casey Cole, Julian Hooker

JoAnna Myers, Fred and Laura Tanne Michael Rudnick, Robin Coven

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Seen Tamra Fitzgerald, Michele Jacobs, Michelle Noga


out & About


Martin and Denise Siegel, Temple St. Clair, Lisette and Hank Siegel


1. Who: Hamilton Jewelers What: personal appearance by designer Temple St. Clair to support Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Where: The Mar-A-Lago club, palm beach 2. who: Max Mara What: opening of max mara’s palm beach location with a private viewing of William Wegman’s Dogs in Coats Where: max mara, Palm Beach 3. who: Place of Hope at The Leighan and David Rinker Campus What: third Annual Hope Bash Boca Where: Boca West Country Club, boca raton

Tom Brodigan Photography/Max Mara/Perry Davis



2 Deborah O’Kain, Lisa Marie Browne


Tiffany Cloutier, Patty Myura


Emily Dyer, Diane Raymond Iris Adams, Diane Vetrano


Antonette Vigilante, Jorge Audrey


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Hope Diamond

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Millennium Star Diamond


Angela Vecellio

Rudolph Associates

& Camille MURPHY Kubicek

along with Honarary Chairwomen

Clare O’Keeffe

Palm Beach Medical The Michael & Annie Falk foundation

Annie Falk

and Auction Chairwoman Julie Rudolph

Equity Trust Company

Excelsior Diamond

Searcy Denny Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

Cordially invite you to

Diamond Auction Sponsor

March 12, 2016 Eau Palm Beach Resort

Tiffany Diamond Tiffany & Co.

& Kathryn Vecellio

New Member Chairwoman

Pioneer Linens

Mayors Jewelers

& Spa

to celebrate the

Media Sponsor

seventy-fifth anniversary of the

Junior League

of the Palm Beaches

for tickets please visit

JubileeCommittee Diana Alava • Tiffany Brown

Ashley Costa • Allyson Freeman Cressa Gonzalez • Kimberly Gregory Jennifer Hampton • Allison Kapner Anne Kirchoff • Brooke McKernan Kindra Mogk • Christina Monacelli

470 columbia drive West palm beach

Virginia Oatley • Abby Pantalone Jennifer Parker • Julie Rudolph Molly Stringer • Linsey Walters

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Stephanie Kantis

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A well-timed compliment can change someone’s life. When a client offered to buy her handcrafted baubles instead of the sofa she was selling, Stephanie Kantis knew she had a hit on her hands. A successful interior design and home decor entrepreneur for 18 years, the Dallas native moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with her husband to find creative enlightenment in a city known for its Spanish baroque architecture and thriving arts scene. After mastering the art of bronze jewelry making, she launched her eponymous collection of sculptural, Byzantine-influenced designs in 2011 and quickly developed a devoted following that includes Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. Today, Kantis is based in Palm Beach and occasionally takes time away from jewelry to support the budding artists at Dreyfoos School of the Arts as well as animal welfare and environmental causes.

Libby Vision

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Never leave home without A piece of my jewelry. I really love what I do, and wearing my jewelry makes me feel so proud and beautiful at the same time. Go-To Palm Beach Restaurant PB Catch. I love everything about the place, especially the owners. Favorite fashion designer Carolina Herrera, because she started out late in life. Most people don’t know she didn’t start her brand until her 40s. Favorite Escape I’ve always been inspired by the traditional French chateaus of the Loire Valley. Now Reading Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff. I gravitate toward strong women and like to learn about their lives and struggles along the way. Favorite Musician Michael Bublé Best Palm Beach Bite The edamame at Echo. I want to bottle the sauce and put it on everything. Stress Reliever I love to drive along Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach and see the ocean, even if it is just for a few minutes. Sartorial Staple I am quite tall, so I usually wear flats. I like classic black Chanel flats or more colorful Prada styles. Beauty Essentials Rouge Dior lipstick in Trafalgar. I always carry it with me just in case we go directly to dinner after work. It changes up my whole look from office to evening.


What is Kantis’ Palm Beach obsession? Find out at stephaniekantis

PB Catch

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the GAmuchiAn cAscAde collection Designed by women for women, presents a bold new look in sinuous diamonds. Statement pieces wearable as they are elegant. Also available with pear-shaped color gemstone drops of your choice.

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