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PRETTY IN PALM BEACH

What makes Palm Beach especially wonderful

is how interconnected its families are—and remain—through generations. For this issue, we spent the day with Julia Amory, Lauriston Segerson, Judy Van der Grift, and Lulu Ryan, and their adorable children. Produced & WrITTen By elIzaBeTh meIgher, PhoTograPhed By carrIe BradBurn of caPeharT

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We’ve assembled portraits of a few Palm Beach ladies who define the island’s style and have graced the pages of Quest for three decades, which we hope will continue for

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The unique and world-renowned galleries in Palm Beach have made the island one of the most coveted

A GROWING GALAXY OF GALLERIES

destinations for art collectors from around the globe. By madelIne garfInKle

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A roundup of our favorite dining spots on the island—from iconic mainstay establishments to the

THE BEST OF PALM BEACH DINING

new and noteworthy. By BrooKe Kelly

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Between the designer shops that line Worth Avenue, award-winning interior design showrooms, and the expanding Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach is any shopper’s dream destination.

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PALM BEACH DESIGN JOURNAL

We’ve rounded up the best interior and

landscape designers in Palm Beach and beyond. Produced By BrooKe Kelly

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THE ARTS

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FRESH FINDS

Keeping you stylish for a winter in Palm Beach. by brooke kelly anD elizabeth meigher

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REAL ESTATE

Quest’s top brokers share their market insights.

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SOCIAL CALENDAR

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YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST

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SNAPSHOT

Another month of the social circuit. by DaviD PatriCk Columbia

Harry Benson captures James and Jacquie Kimberly at home in Palm Beach in 1974.

Recent memories of partying at home in New York City. by t aki t heoDoraCoPulos A new book commissioned by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. by robert JanJigian A new season for the iconic Florida institution Palm Beach Symphony. by maDeline garfinkle

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Our guide to the best galas, benefits, and luncheons this season. Decking the halls and some exciting balls.

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Recognizing Palm Beach Day Academy, which remains a beacon of academic excellence.

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Clockwise, from bottom left: Harry Benson; Palm Beach School for Boys students, 1926; Deputy Editor Elizabeth Meigher with her nephew, Christopher; Architect Marion Sims

“WE’LL TAKE A CUP O’ KINDNESS yet for auld lang syne”—indeed we will, with a heavy hand pouring into the cup, plus an extra dollop of kindness. As we cautiously crawl our way forward to a post-COVID state of America, I can’t imagine entering this uncertain New Year without a cup ... or two! In some perverse way, COVID became a communal event that refocused our inner gyros on the simple act of caring for one another. As both denizens and citizens, it was you, dear readers, who provided the collective leadership during the pandemic—putting aside your differences, and your politics. And it was each of us who resurfaced having discovered something deeper within ourselves. Finding our path forward, however, won’t be so easy. We still crave sensible leaders who embrace our reclaimed consciences and values. But from whence will they come? I write to you from Palm Beach, with a house full of our ever growing family, canine pup included. It’s magically delightful, as is the busting-at-the-seams town of “PB.” Our January cover story, featuring four stunning young mothers and their children, was brilliantly composed and directed by Deputy Editor Elizabeth Meigher. The classic photo “on the front” says it all: Palm Beach is reengineering itself through a new generation of young, year-round residents who revere its long standing traditions, as they create new ones of their own. And speaking of heritage, Contributor Robert Janjigian returns to Quest’s pages with an insightful review of Jane Day’s erudite new book on “gentleman architect” Marion Sims Wyeth—a monograph commissioned by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach in whose archives Wyeth’s designs now reside. Better educated than Joseph Urban, and possessing refined taste beyond that of Addison Mizner, Wyeth’s designs are known for their restrained scale that subtly complement a balance of indoor-outdoor living. Having raised my now grown family in a Wyeth house for close to two decades, I admit to being overly biased (yet also convinced). And lest you more prurient readers think we’re whitewashing this balmy town that Noel Coward once dubbed: “a sunny place for shady people,” our esteemed contributor and longtime colleague, the incomparable Harry Benson, devotes his column to the marriage of 62-year-old Kleenex heir Jim Kimberly and his 19-year-old bride Jacquie. This near iconic photo by Sir Harry originally appeared in the very first

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issue of People magazine ... a whole other story which I’ll bore you with in some future issue of Quest. Per usual, the issue closes with our Snapshot column, which this month celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Palm Beach Day Academy, founded in 1921 as the Palm Beach School for Boys—a pre-prep outpost for the sons and scions of the Island’s early seasonal residents. When one of our editors showed me the archived photo (on page #144) of the boys standing in a single file, I was literally stunned when I gazed at the young fellow in the middle of the line; it was my Dad, who as my older sister reminded me: “rarely smiled for a photo over his lifetime.” What is more worth pondering is how many of these young boys quickly became grown men ... who defended our Country ... who became our role models and mentors ... and who bravely led us through the great American Century. Back then, there was little talk about loathing our Country and desecrating our traditions, and our history, and our heroes. Our divisions then were breachable and our diversities rarely ended in disunity and defamation, as too often occurs today. As we enter a new year of promise and regained perspective, again I ask ... from where will our next leaders come, and when will they emerge?

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ON THE COVER: Lauriston Segerson holding Walker Segerson, Julia Amory holding Honor Amory, Judy Van der Grift, Lulu Ryan holding little Cy Ryan, while before them Fritzie Van der Grift looks up at his mom while Wheels Segerson smiles for the camera. Photographed by CAPEHART.

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A

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NEW YORK SOCIAL DIARY CHANGES. How do we sum up the year just passed— living next to a wall of worry left over from the year before. But yes, the city is coming alive again, and people are moving themselves forward assiduously. The circumstances we’ve all been living under have definitely changed the social habits of

many (but not everybody). As a result, the past two years of year-end holidays were quieter than in years past. The rules of separation under the “pandemic” are beginning to relax. The restaurants are jammed a

lot more than ever. You can feel the energy; we’re sharing it with each other with our presence. Arlene Dahl left us November 29th. She was 96. I hadn’t seen her in the last couple of years. This wasn’t unusual;

the last two years have isolated us in a variety of ways, including not “seeing” people. The term “seeing people” here in New York is ordinarily comparable to seeing your neighbors in your neighborhood wherever you may live, or “seeing” them driving or riding by on their way to or from.

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In my Panglossian social life, Arlene and her husband Marc Rosen were/are the New York version of neighbors—who live all over town—of mine. We saw each other at charitable affairs; at private receptions; and at restaurants occasionally dining together for years now. That’s the “neighborhood.” So we were social friends, as it is for many of us New Yorkers who get around. Arlene, however, to me personally wasn’t really a “neighbor.” She was a movie star. Yes, way back when but her identity was still wrapped up in her persona. It has been of a part of my life since childhood. It’s a powerful identity, a key part 30 QUEST

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of our American 20th century culture. It was a created. As a movie star, Arlene was the real McCoy in that department. In her life—her golden youth—she was an MGM star. M e t r o Goldwyn-Mayer was the top of the top in the film business. There were several big and successful— Paramount, Columbia, Warner Brothers, RKO, 20th Century-Fox, and Universal-International. But Metro, as it was referred to by people in the industry, was the best retailer of beauty and luxury in our world, the all-American classic.

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“More Stars Than There Are in Heaven” was its slogan, and the American public gladly noticed. And, it had what used to be referred to as the “Common Touch.” That was required in any American film production. Arlene was very much a part of that at its zenith. Ideally, MGM was a reflection of the development and growth of this country mid-20th century. It was the ultimate marketer of the American Way. They were trained: how to smile, how to speak, how to make-up, how to walk. They were instructed to never leave their homes,

never to be seen in public unless they were dressed and made up to look like they looked on the screen. The MGM “Stars” were the finest of their type in the entire film industry. The Picture and the Stars was the product of their marketing. This was the phenomenon of the 20th century. And so I knew Arlene without ever having met her or seen her in person, from back when I was a kid in the late ’40s and early ’50s. In those days, 80 million Americans, more than half the population of the U.S., went to the movies every week (and often more than once). In that little New England town where I grew

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A up, we went to the movies every Saturday matinee and saw it all. In person, she had a quiet personality. There was a bit of a lilt in her laughter and she very graciously “didn’t miss much” of what was going on around her. But she wasn’t shy at all; she had a grace to her presence. Our conversations were mainly at table. She was an astrologer and very knowledgeable, which impressed me. Although she had been living here in New York for decades, she also still socialized at times with colleagues from the days at Metro such as Jane Powell and her husband, and Liza Minnelli, who were

frequent dinner guests. But none of this had an element of her past career, of Sunset Boulevard or Norma Desmond. Arlene lived in the here and now. The movie star represented a kind of iconic part of my cultural experience. It wasn’t as if she were promoting it; to her friends and family she was Arlene. But to an outsider, such as myself, she was an icon. She was the only child of Norwegian-born couple in Minneapolis in 1926. Her father was the local Ford dealer. Her interest in theatre and performing started in late childhood and she followed

it. After high school she moved to Chicago to become a model on her way to the stage. By age 19, in 1946, she was in New York with a part in a Broadway musical. On opening night of the show, after the final curtain, back in her dressing room that she shared with two others, there came a knock on the door. Two men, one of them introduced himself as Jack Warner. Of course she knew; he was known to the world as one of the Warner Brothers. He was the mogul. He told Arlene that he’d like to give her a screen test. This was a big moment

for any actor particularly at that time when all theatrical entertainment was either on stage or at the movies. Movies united local theatre. Arlene did the test. She later said she looked terrible, everything about it was off; her hair was mess. The whole thing was terrible. She just wanted to forget it. However, much to her surprise Jack Warner called her into his New York office. He saw something more from that test, and offered her a standard seven-year contract (first year and then the right to option thereafter for seven years). She was immediately interested except, she explained to Mr. Warner, she was contracted for a year

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Eastern or Mid-Atlantic; it was a wider appeal to the wider audience. That was the result of her upbringing in the Dahl household and her red hair. What you didn’t see in that presence was a very ambitious young woman. When you look at her life, her career, her six marriages, you’re looking at a life that was active and moving and not accidentally; she was naturally a working girl. Studios in those days, which was remembered as “The Golden Age” of American

films, were bustling with activity. Its founders— all driven to succeed, hardworking men—had come from the bottom of the ladder, and were traveling on the top. L.B. Mayer who started out in the motion picture business at the beginning of the century with a nickelodeon in the busy Massachusetts industry town northwest of Boston. Within a decade had moved up and into the film business working in Boston and New York. Then Los Angeles opened up because of the

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deLouvrier). In 1964 she married Alexis Lichine whom she divorced in 1969, the same year she married Rounsevelle “Skip” Schaum with whom she had another son. That marriage ended in 1976. Her association with Metro was just about over by 1960 (as it was for almost all of its “Stars.” Television had moved into the scene. Although she continued to work in television through the ’60s and the ’70s and then on The Love Boat through the ’80s as well as One Life to Live. In the early ’70s she replaced Lauren Bacall in the role of Margo Channing in “Ap-

plause” on Broadway. Then in the 1970s she got into the beauty business as a director of products for Sears Roebuck, leaving in ’75 to start her own fragrance company, Dahlia. She wrote a book on beauty and began a column that was published internationally for several years. Handsome men, famous men, rich men and then she was single after her fifth divorce in 1976—although rarely without suitors—until 1982 when she met Marc Rosen, a young product designer of perfume bottling who was 20 years her junior

and crazy about her. Two years later they married, and remained so for the rest of her life, 38 years. She and Mark were very much on the social scene both here and in Palm Beach up until the last two years when most of us were isolated because of COVID. It was a long great life, well lived, coveted by her husband Marc and surrounded by family, friends—both lifelong and rather new—to the very last days of an amazing life. Meanwhile back to the calendar and back to the future. The holidays just passed revived memories, old friends, new books and some of the now rarer social moments. Carolyne Roehm sent me her new book Passions.

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husband Matthew Miele, a documentary filmmaker. Matt told me his wife was on television. I was curious and unaware of her partly because I’m out of the habit of turning on the TV. So when I heard about Sara’s “career,” I asked if I could interview her. I first learned how busy she was when setting up a lunch date. One-thirty or two p.m. were best for her. Since I’d never seen her on TV, I had no idea what she even looked like. I’d assumed she was good

involved having to do with my father. My mother had work to keep the food on the table and clothes on our back, not to mention the roof over our heads. I don’t remember her ever complaining about all she had to do everyday. I think her generation— which came of age during the Great Depression—was inured to that reality: need. This all came back to me a few weeks ago when I had lunch with Sara Gore whom I met through her

looking and well turned out like any hostess on camera. So I wasn’t surprised when we finally met on a warm day at Sette Mezzo where we had a nice table right outside on the sidewalk (“feels like Paris” to some who love Paris). Because of my lack of information, I naturally asked her what she did. “Whoa!! What doesn’t she do!” was my thought as she began. This young woman, mother of three—two boys and a girl—works! Her daily schedule: Besides her daily job as co-host of New York Live, NBC along with sister station NBC 10—

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Boston’s The Hub Today, she is also host of the nationally syndicated real estate and design show Open House. She also serves as host for NBC’s 1st Look “Live on the Red Carpet.” I learned all this when we sat down to lunch and I asked. I was impressed simply by the amount of time required to fill all of those obligations. And there at lunch after a day’s working, she was as fresh as if she’d just begun her day. She has also always liked to cook since she was young girl growing up in upstate New York. This is another asset besides a pleasure. 42 QUEST

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After high school, she came to New York to pursue a career as an actress. During that time she also worked as a line cook for Jean-Georges Vongerichten. After her college and drama classes, she moved to Los Angeles to work on camera out there. At that time she also had a job working as a chef privately, running her own catering company as well as working in commercials, and auditioning for theatre roles. I couldn’t help thinking that my mother would have been agog at Sara’s daily schedule. I asked her for a rundown of her schedule: She gets up at 5:45 a.m.

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and first works out; treadmill and Pilates class, which she does in the mirror with a recording. Shower at 7 a.m.; cuppa fresh coffee from the machine in the bedroom. She catches an 8:30 a.m. train to the city and is at her office at 9:30 a.m. There she does her makeup and goes over that day’s show with producers, going over what they’re going to talk about at the top of the show. At 10 a.m. she changes; at 10:30 she gets her hair done. At 11:17 she gets the news and then at 11:30 it’s On the Air. The program as she described it to me was “a mix of all things

New York—restaurants, culture, celebrity interviews, books, a restaurant piece, a couple of interviews, a slice of New York everyday.” Then, show over, she tapes a “tease” for the next day. Some days she has to do a Zoom interview. She then leaves the studio and goes to an open house location to shoot her other show (every week it’s at a townhouse). With another team by 1 or 1:30 she shoots the “lead” for Open House—real estate and design show (it’s been running for 14 years on NBC Sunday mornings. She also, because of her long experience on Open

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A terrifying secrets the nanny has been hiding for 20 years. This is the first of a two-book deal for the authoress. The Hollywood Reporter has just featured NANNY DEAREST, announcing WME has made the rights available for film and television interest. Going to the dogs (and cats). The Animal Medical Center (AMC), the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital, announced a $25 million gift from Stephen and Christine Schwarzman that will support the 37,000 square-foot expansion and renovation of the hospital. With the Schwarzman’s unprecedented donation to both AMC and the field

of veterinary care, AMC’s Gift of Love campaign has reached $85 million of its $100 million goal. The late Brooke Astor who was a dog-lover and a major supporter of the AMC once said if anything went wrong with her health, she wanted to go to the Animal Medical Center, so great was their care and diagnosis. “We are deeply grateful to Stephen and Christine Schwarzman for their vision, and for their extraordinary generosity,” said Kathryn Coyne, President and Chief

Executive Officer at AMC. The Gift of Love Capital Campaign will create 11,000 square feet of new space and renovate 26,000 square feet of existing space to create room for new and expanded services and increased patient demand. T h e r e were others providing major support for the campaign, including $5 million gifts from Elaine Langone, Kathy Rayner, Emilia Saint Amand Krimendahl, the AnnaMaria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, Chris and

Bruce Crawford, as well as donations from hundreds across New York City and beyond. Learn more at amcny.org/giftoflove. Then there was the TriCounty Animal Rescue, which honored Sir Darius Brown who is the founder of Beaux & Paws and presented him with the Young Leadership Award at a luncheon hosted by Andrea Stark, Janna Bullock, Jean Shafiroff and Adrien Arpel at Mrs. Stark’s gorgeous penthouse. There were 30 guests at the intimate luncheon, including Allison Monaco, Andrea Warshaw-Wernick, Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, Helene Kaye Kaplan, John

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Stark, Joy Brown, Kathy Gantz, Liliana Cavendish, Maria Fishel, Pamela Morgan, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Sharon Bush, and Wendy Diamond. All guests received beauty gifts to take home from co-chair Adrien Arpel. Tri-County Animal Rescue is a 100% No-Kill, 501(c)3, nonprofit animal shelter working to prevent the killing of over 170,000 unwanted pets in Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties each year. Since their inception, they have saved over 68k domestic animals from being euthanized. For more information about Tri-County Animal Rescue and the upcoming Peppermint Bark & Brunch benefit, please visit tricountyanimalrescue.com. 48 QUEST

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Meanwhile back on the Upper East Side these days, this past Tuesday evening John Demsey and Cornelia Guest hosted their annual holiday party at Demsey’s townhouse in the East 60s. This is a real New York party, full of individuals of all ages and interests, including many actively participating in the working world of New York. Several years ago, Cornelia who was grew up here in New York and in Long Island, now lives in Texas. She moved there after her mother CZ

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died and the house and land was disposed of. I don’t know how the Texas move came about but Cornelia has never looked better. I learned that she often goes to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. She just recently had a part in a new film called The Shuroo Process, which has just been released. Cornelia is also a lifelong dog lover and adopter, and always has more than one or two that she’s taken in to adore. She was seen last night at dinner at Sette Mezzo with two gentleman after the party

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was over. Wearing a silver paietted dress and looking as beautiful and glamorous as any movie star, and as completely comfortable as any star in the role the dress presented. Over at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), which recently appointed Nanette L. Laitman Director Tim Rodgers, they opened the 21st edition of MAD About Jewelry on a Monday. The new director welcomed everyone back, thanking them for coming to the Museum and for welcoming him to his first MAD About Jewelry event. He also thanked MAD About Jewelry Director Bryna Pomp for championing one of the Museum’s most beloved benefits —showcasing designs

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D AV I D PAT R I C K C O L U M B I A of more than 40 emerging and acclaimed US-based jewelry artists. This was a week-long show—and sale of oneof-a-kind contemporary jewelry. It opened with a benefit evening honoring educator and advocate for contemporary craft Helen Drutt English. MAD Board Chair Michele Cohen praised Drutt as the Founder and Director of her eponymous gallery in Philadelphia. She pointed out that hers was among the first galleries to make a commitment to the modern and contemporary craft movement. For the past 35 years, Helen has been an

integral part of MAD’s history to showcase artists advancing jewelry as an art form. The annual MAD About Jewelry acquisition prize was presented to artists Amy Lemaire and Michael Nashef. MAD’s Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator Elissa Auther shared “The prize is in keeping with MAD’s long-standing commitment of presenting jewelry as an art form. We are the only American museum with a gallery dedicated to the display of contemporary and modern studio jewelry with our own collection of more than nine hundred pieces.”

Meanwhile it was “Holiday Lights” time up at the Bronx Zoo.Animal lanterns, animated sculptures, and colorful designs have been set out throughout the park to light your way to a magical light through January 9th. They’re celebrating the wildlife in residence with light displays, animal lanterns. There are more than 260 lanterns representing about 70 animal and plant species. 79 new lanterns representing 30 new animal species are making their debut this year. There are also costumed wildlife characters; ice carving demonstrations as well as ice carving competitions. There

are also animal-themed Stilt Walkers (perfect for family photo ops), and the Holiday Train (one the favorites for family members), and a Wildlife Theater with familyfriendly puppet adventures in the Dancing Crane Pavilion; and throughout the Zoo. All guests (of all ages) could get their fill of hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows, ice cream, coffee, and gifts to take home and enjoy. Some citizens, both newcomers and old hands had a good time just looking, watching, taking in the animals and their looka-likes. And may this be a Happy New Year 2022 for one and all! ◆

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IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST ISSUE of People Magazine which appeared on the newsstands on March 4, 1974, Los Angeles-based, famed society columnist Shelia Graham, along with comedian/actor Bob Hope and I, ventured to Florida to document the Palm Beach lifestyle. Mia Farrow, who was starring in The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford, graced the cover, and my Palm Beach photographs covered six or more pages in the issue. Most of those photographed loved the issue, but I later learned that Leighton Rosenthal bought every magazine in Palm Beach and Shaker Heights, Ohio. Therefore, depending on whom you asked, he either loved or hated the lovely photograph of his daughter, Cynthia Boardman, in the issue. In the photograph of the handsome, high-profile couple, 70 QUEST

James Kimberly, the dashing grandson of the founder of Kimberly Clark, kisses the hand of his young wife, Jacquie, at their home in Palm Beach. Kimberl y, who wore a gold earring and raced Ferraris seemed ahead of his time and married Jacquie two years after they met. She was 19, he was 62. They became known for their celebrated soirees, their glamorous friends, and their alleged escapades. The couple almost divorced a year after my photograph was taken, amidst rumors that would become fodder for books and films to come, finalizing their split in 1985. Since I wasn’t involved in any of the alleged adventures and can’t confirm or deny anything you may have heard or read... I will just say: It was an interesting time and it seems like yesterday. u


James and Jacquie Kimberly at their home in Palm Beach, 1974.

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Clockwise from left: Sir Oswald Birley, self-portrait; Lord Cowdray; a symbol of

IT’S PARTY TIME in the Bagel, and it’s about time, too. Good restaurants and elegant nightclubs are now a thing of the past, at least here in the Bagel, so it’s home sweet home for the poor little Greek boy, for dinner, drinks, and even some dancing at times. Here in my Bagel house my proudest possessions are my three Oswald Birley pictures. One is enormous and covers the whole wall of the entrance hall. The other two are a self-portrait and that of a rather grand lady. They are masterfully executed por72 QUEST

traits, with aesthetic as well as psychological realism, an extremely difficult goal for an artist to achieve. He is more than equal to his contemporaries like Augustus John and John Lavery. Sir Oswald is Robin Birley’s grandfather, and I discovered his art a long time ago, even before I had met a 12-year-old Robin on his way to school and having lunch with his father Mark and brother Rupert at Wilton’s. It’s strange, but I prefer Sir Oswald’s paintings to some very good ones I inherited from old dad, including the best-ever

Dalí, which I stupidly sold instead of keeping it for my future Austrian and Italian grandsons, a de Staël I bought from the artist’s daughter, plus a Matisse and a Balthus or two. The only nightclub I go to nowadays is in London, 5 Hertfort Street, Robin’s place, but here in the Bagel I entertain at home, and only good friends. It is easy to drift into meaningless jargon when listing all of the things required for a successful party. There is only one: fun people. Avoiding bores is a lifelong pursuit of

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TA K I mine, because one bore is equivalent to three fun ones, and three bores can ruin a party of thirty. Women embalmed with Botox are bores by definition, and as my friend Michael Mailer recently pointed out, we had a lady for drinks whose last frown was registered 25 years ago. I also try to avoid men who have grown soft and feminized and were shaped by computers, movies, and rap music. Bores can be dangerous to one’s health, but even bores will run for their lives when confronted by the woman who recently wrote an article in an American neo-con monthly about what really happens to trousers that don’t fit and are returned. Seriously.

New Jersey and who is an actor, talking shop with James Toback and Michael Mailer. I stuck to my royal guest and a few young beauties who dropped in as the night progressed. The prince was mercilessly teased about attending Paris Hilton’s wedding, his presidency of Pugs Club threatened as a result. Having spent my life in nightclubs in the past, the discovery of partying at home is a pleasant one, and extremely convenient. Even lunches are now fun. My old friend and executive editor of London’s Telegraph Group, Andrew Neil, had me for one along with his wife Susan and the great conservative colum-

met Carrie, but although I am hardly the world’s most discreet person, intimate details about ex-partners are a real no-no. What I find funny is how little the average American knows about Britain. Boris, according to the papers, is in trouble with his own side. Personally I doubt it, the hacks need to fill the pages, but even if it’s true, perhaps the American ambassador to London is following it, perhaps not. The few sophisticated Yanks who know about Boris only know about the sex and the hair. Mind you, it’s the same the other way round. Most Brits only know about Biden’s senility and age, not the fact that he’s probably

nist Douglas Murray. Alas, no one has taken seriously Douglas’ suggestion that I be named head of the BBC, but all I can say is the BBC could do no worse than it’s doing, so why not a Greek injection? At a Thanksgiving lunch in Brooklyn, the discussion centered on a long article about Boris and Carrie in the American monthly Harper’s. It was mostly about sex, the latter a word someone now claims was invented by H.G. Wells (I doubt it). The consensus was that Carrie does not spill the beans, whereas someone like Petronella Wyatt, a journalist and ex of Boris’, always does. I’ve never

the biggest fibber ever to be president, and that includes the Donald. During the Thanksgiving very liquid lunch, when I revealed that Boris had been my editor for close to a decade, everyone wanted to know what he was really like. I said he was baggy, sweaty, and sprawled all over the place, but what redeemed him was that he daily made love lying inside his roll-up desk during office hours until one woman slammed it shut and…ouch. That’s how legends start. u

From left: 5 Hertford Street in London; Robin Birley.

People my age tend to be boring because they talk about health or lack thereof, hence I invite only the young. For example, the other evening Prince Pavlos of Greece arrived for dinner and brought his beautiful 25-year-old daughter Olympia along. I call her the dream in yellow. She in turn brought her fiancé, Perry Pearson, son of Lord Cowdray, who fifty years ago installed a circular bed in his boat, Hedonist. (Those were the days when boats were mostly owned by gents. Now it’s the other way round.) The dinner was more than half Hollywood, with Josh Murphy, whose father is governor of

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LASTING IMPRESSION BY ROBERT JANJIGIAN THERE ARE SEVERAL architects credited with the creation of what is referred to as the Palm Beach style. A standout among them is Marion Sims Wyeth. This “gentleman architect,” a prominent member of the community with impeccable social standing was also a talented designer, whose residences are admired for their rational, well organized layouts and tastefully rendered details. “His clients liked him,” says Jane Day, the respected historian, preservationist, and author of From Palm Beach to Shangri La: The Architecture of Marion Sims Wyeth. The monograph is the first of its kind to present this master architect’s work, and was commissioned by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, which proudly holds This spread, from left: The beautifully restored La Claridad at 16 Golfview Road in Palm Beach, a landmarked 1920’s Marion Sims Wyeth Mediterranean Revival home, showcases the brilliance of the historic architect; Cielito Lindo, residence on Kings Road in Palm Beach, designed by Marion Sims Wyeth, circa 1927. J A N U A RY 2 0 2 2 7 5


the Wyeth collection in its architectural archives. Among the signature Wyeth elements, according to Day, is his emphasis on indoor-outdoor living, “which makes sense in Palm Beach,” she said. Wyeth was educated at Princeton and the École des Beaux Arts in Paris before joining firms in New York and eventually establishing his own Palm Beach practice in the 1920s. His professional training put him on a different level from other famed architects in town, including the most famous of them, the eccentric Addison Mizner, whom Day calls more of an artist than an architect. Wyeth took on more than 700 commissions during his career, and some of his houses are considered to be among the finest in a town filled with many impressive residences. Especially important are the several villas he From above: Architect Marion Sims Wyeth; Shangri La, built in 1937 for Doris Duke. Opposite page:

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created on Golf View Road, in the center of town, immediately to the east of the Everglades Club, which is also the site of one of his first commissions, the landmarked Hogarcito, the 1921 Mediterranean style house designed for Marjorie Merriweather Post and E.F. Hutton Across the street from Hogarcito is La Claridad, the 1924 Wyeth house restored and revived by interior designer Betsy Shiverick and her investor husband Paul, who underwrote the book and have produced a documentary film about the 26-month renovation project. Shiverick serves as chairman of the board of The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, and is an ardent admirer of Wyeth’s work. “He was able to create a very private, yet grand estate, right in the middle of town, and he was very forward thinking and his attention to detail is truly amazing.” Glimpses inside these homes, and several other notable projects are offered in the book, including Post’s Mar-a-

Lago, which Wyeth unhappily worked on with the theatrical designer Josef Urban, though he did continue to work for Post, designing the square dance pavilion on the property in 1961. Also featured is the dramatic Shangri La, the Honolulu estate of tobacco heiress Doris Duke, and the Florida Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee. u Clockwise from above: Rendering of Shangri La, built in 1937 for Doris Duke; Wyeth’s watercolor of 1915 earthquake aftermath in Avezzano; early rendering of the Norton Museum of Art. Opposite page: Southwood, residence on Via Del Lago designed by Wyeth, King & Johnson. J A N U A RY 2 0 2 2 7 9


A MASTERFUL MAESTRO LEADS THE SYMPHONY SEASON BY MADELINE GARFINKLE

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FOUNDED IN 1974, Palm Beach Symphony has become a Florida institution with global recognition. The organization devotes itself to educating and entertaining the community through invigorating and inspirational live performances and engaging events. Members have the opportunity to engage with inspiring orchestral music and connect with others at exclusive and immersive events throughout the year. What makes Palm Beach Symphony so special is their commitment to highly curated performances throughout their season, allowing for lovers of orchestra to deeply connect with the music they cherish. Furthermore, the Symphony’s continued success is a product of their ongoing evolution. Through partnerships and off-site events, Palm Beach Symphony often expands their audience outside of their domain. To kick-off their 48th season, Palm Beach Symphony hosted a riveting event in the Hamptons in collaboration with Lugano Diamonds. In the magical outdoor terrace of the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club, guests were welcomed with a warm message from Palm Beach Symphony CEO David McClymont, followed by an inspirational performance and intimate reception. The Symphony’s 48th season holds particular significance this year, as it marks the return to live performances. While the orchestra offered livestreaming during the pandemic, the organization is thrilled to be welcoming guests back to their theater. Additionally, much of this season pays tribute to the Symphony’s late Board Chair, Dale McNutly. “The the best way to honor his legacy is to continue his passionate commitment to transforming the Symphony into one of the nation’s leading orchestras,” said Palm Beach Symphony Board Chair Peter Gottsegen. Among the performances offered this season is a fiveconcert Masterworks Series, aimed at providing a beautifully

Clockwise from above: An inspiring outdoor performance at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club in collaboration with Lugano Diamonds; CEO David McClymont; Board Chair Peter Gottsegen. Opposite page: The 48th season kicked off with Music Director Gerard Schwarz at the podium, and pianist Hélène Grimaud joining for Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor.

curated set of concerts that highlight the versatility and magnitude of orchestral art. When discussing the vision for the Masterworks Series, McClymont mentions how much of the inspiration came from the passion of their subscribers and supporters. “From the moment the concert halls closed last year, they stood right with us... promising to be there when we reopened,” McClymont said. “We are grateful to all those who supported us through this challenging time and we are saying thank you with our most ambitious season to date.” As Palm Beach Symphony continues to thrive, members and visitors alike have the opportunity to deeply connect with the world of riveting and moving music. Maestro Gerard Schwarz remarks on the significant mission and impact of the organization. “They want to service the community educationally,” Schwarz said, “and they do it as well as (or better than) any other orchestra I’ve seen.” ◆ J A N U A RY 2 0 2 2 8 1


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Rolex’s classic feminine watch, the Lady-Datejust’s light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 28 mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a diamond-set bezel. $38,200 at rolex.com.

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A Palm Beach favorite, the Bentley Bentayga Speed is available at Braman Motorcars. 561.465.8293 or bramanmotorcars.com.

For all intents and purposes, spring is just around the corner. Which means it’s the perfect time to schedule your private fitting with Paolo Martorano Bespoke. 212.363.0135 or visit paolostyle.com.

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Perfect for entertaining guests, this Greggio Rectangular Caviar Server is available at the Mary Mahoney boutique at 336 Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Call 561.655.8288 for more information.

Zimmermann’s Postcards Embroidered Dress ($2,650) and Wide Leather Belt in Cognac ($295) zimmermann.com.

This Travel Silk Wrap by Ala von Auersperg features the Black Spider Lily print and layers beautifully. $395 at alavonauersperg.com.

Verandah’s TieUp Scarf Blouse features a knot tie on the shoulder, in the Sap Tropical Parrot print. Wear as a dress over swim, belted over shorts or tied in a knot and worn as a cute shirt over your favorite bottoms. $395 at studioverandah.com.

Bringing the best of Japanese craftsmanship to life, Fuji Single Grain Japanese Whiskey combines three different types of grain produced at Mt Fuji Distillery. $95.

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Perfect for any party, Veronica Beard’s Avita Leather Strappy Sandals are crafted of smooth metallic leather. $395 at saksfifthavenue.com.


Villa Aralia, The Colony Palm Beach’s newest accommodation, is a multicolored residence with designs by Mark D. Sikes. Call 561.655.5430 or visit thecolonypalmbeach.com.

Amaffi’s Niagara Breeze perfume boasts an enigmatic lily-of-the-valley that works in melody with chypre notes, flowers, and woody halftones in miraculous diversity.

Part of the Polo Ralph Lauren Team USA

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Collection, sales of the Team USA Closing Ceremony Down Jacket support the United States Olympic and Paralympic Teams. $1,798 at ralphlauren.com.

Charlotte Kellogg’s Sweater in Silk Cashmere, pictured in blue. $225. Stop by the boutique at 228 Worth

Perfect for a stroll through the island is the Kemble Shop’s Blue and White Palm Beach Tunic. $175 at thekembleshop.com.

The sleek and sexy highwaisted Jagger White Ribbed Bottoms ($69) and the Mila White Ribbed Top ($70) from Lauren Layne Swim are perfect to wear season after season in Palm Beach. Visit laurenlayneswim.com.

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Q: How is the luxury market doing? A: The luxury market continues to rebound at a faster pace than initially forecasted. All segments; Coops, Condos and Townhouses saw an increased volume of transactions at the over $10m level. In particular, the number of luxury townhouse contracts signed so far this year is over 200, already shattering the previous record of 153 contracts set in 2014. This

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robust activity has been driven primarily by domestic buyers, however Foreign buyers are re-entering, feeling emboldened by the city’s resurgence and FOMO (fear of missing out). Q: Anything else you’d like to share? A: Buyers still have both leverage and control as price increases have not been as dramatic as the increase in transactions. In Manhattan’s overall market, the median sales price increased by a modest 5.3% As foreign buyers return to the city and many workers return to the office, there is… dare we say; optimism in the market. Values have adjusted, the market has reset and prices are adapting to reflect the new economy, new inventory, and new opportunities, all indicating that Manhattan is indeed Beyond Back.

151 East 85th Street, #11A, New York, New York; $8,950,000.

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Q: Tell me about the current state of the Manhattan market. A: MANHATTAN RESIDENTIAL SALES SURGE TO THREE-DECADE HIGH! The stunningly quick rebound of our beloved city is joyously welcomed. Quite surprisingly, and beyond every analyst’s prediction, the residential market moved forward with sonic speed. Manhattan delivered a record-breaking Fourth Quarter and set a 32-year sales record. Thanks to the uptick in sales, spurred by rising vaccinations and still-low mortgage rates, sale prices have already exceeded prepandemic levels in many segments of the market. Manhattan is now solidly beyond the covid-discount period, back to 2019 prices and sales velocity is off the charts. The deal surge helped devour Manhattan’s massive pile of listings from earlier in the pandemic.


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Q: Tell me about some of 2021’s most notable sales. A: Since the pandemic, there have been almost 30 sales north of $40M in Palm Beach, with two sales over $100M. The buyers moving here are captains of industry, corporate CEO’s, entertainers, sports team owners, and Wall Street private equity and hedgefunders. People like Charles Schwab, David Tepper, Tommy Hilfiger, John Paulson, Scott Shleifer, James Dinan, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sylvester Stallone are just some of our new residents.

you. There is no better time to be a seller in this market, but sellers still need to price their properties properly. Buyers are willing to rise up and pay sellers current market value or even a little above for the right product, but if the price is so outrageous, most buyers will pass. Q: What’s new and notable in town? A: I am excited that the Soul Cycle pop-up at Royal Poinciana Plaza is back for another season. There are also a handful of new stores opening in the Plaza like Veronica Beard and Nili Lotan. Cojimar, a Mediterranean & Cuban inspired restaurant in the Esplanade on Worth Avenue is slated to open shortly. The Carriage House is a new social club that has a planned opening this season. It’s modeled after Annabel’s in London, in a Landmarked space in Phipps Plaza.

Q: Once a seasonal destination, why does the island continue to attract full-time residents? A: It’s been an ever evolving process over the last number of years where Palm Beach has become a year-round destination. People have realized the quality of life is far superior to what they are accustomed to. In addition, we have amazing weather for outdoor activities, wonderful cultural institutions, a burgeoning art and restaurant scene, not to mention the major tax advantages you receive from becoming a full time resident. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: My advice to buyers is if you find something you like, don’t hesitate, act quickly! The property will not wait for

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Q: How is the market in Greenwich doing? A: Greenwich continues its legacy as a destination hometown. World-class shopping and dining, coastal and inland parks, low taxes, great schools, and proximity to New York all keep us in favor. During the pandemic, Greenwich experienced a true “flight to quality” by those looking to escape from New York. That demand continues today with buyers competing for homes in a limited inventory environment. Q: What were the most notable sales in 2021? A: I was so proud to represent one of the biggest sales in Greenwich in 2021—a beautiful waterfront home on six acres in the Belle Haven Peninsula that sold for nearly $28M. Marketing important properties to a global audience for my VIP clients is the cornerstone of my practice and a highlight of my career.

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Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers in Greenwich? A: The best advice is to understand current market conditions before trying to buy or sell here. How you price your home or how you bid on a home is key to yielding success. I’ve always loved the art of strategic pricing and negotiation as I endeavor to get my clients the best deal possible. Q: Tell me about a special listing. A: It would have to be the property on Smith Road, overlooking Greenwich Harbor. It was a gem, with beautiful gardens, a pool, an incredible barn for entertaining and sweeping land that reached down to the shore. It’s those special properties that make this job so exciting.

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Q: Tell me about the different areas you represent in Greenwich. A: With over 30 years of experience working in Greenwich, Connecticut, I really cover the entire town and all neighborhoods. But I would say I specialize in Greenwich proper and mid-country.


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Q: Tell me about some of 2021’s most notable sales in Palm Beach. A: Almost every sale seems notable these days. Most sales are record breaking. We are seeing interior, non waterfront homes selling for $35M+. Waterfront homes continue to demand a premium. As we enter the season, we are seeing more activity and more sales, which most likely will drive prices even higher.

and it’s priced well, they should put it under contract. Sellers have the opportunity to take advantage of supply vs. demand—demand is high and supply is very low. Our advice for sellers is to try not to over price your property; market value pricing is attracting multiple buyers at once and can drive the price higher. Q: What’s new and notable in town? A: We are starting to see more residents come into town earlier than normal. Restaurants are more full than they typically are this time of year. More retail stores are opening and more restaurants. There’s a lot of rumors about who/what is opening next and we can’t wait to see what this season brings!

Q: Once a seasonal destination, why does the island continue to attract full-time residents? A: We are seeing more and more young families are moving here. They are finding that working remotely allows them to move here year-round. Additionally, many more companies are opening offices here allowing more flexibility in spending more time here. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers? A: We are continuing to see a shortage of inventory. We don’t feel this problem will be going away anytime soon. We are finding that properties priced correctly sell immediately, so if a buyer finds a property they love

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Q: How is the market in Greenwich doing? A: Greenwich is a very healthy and active marketplace. Of course with the pandemic, we experienced a revival of an accelerated marketplace with properties excelling in dollar volume as well as units traded. By the end of the third quarter, the average price throughout all of Greenwich was $2.6M. This is a number that we have seen in the last 10 years. The median price was also at a 10 year high at $2.1M. By comparison, “backcountry” Greenwich (which is North of the Merritt Parkway) had seen a slide in all price points, but this area of Greenwich is extremely desirable with an average home sale price of $4.1M. The privacy and accessibility is pushing the price point upwards.

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Q: What were the most notable sales in 2021? A: One of the most notable sales has been Tommy Hilfiger’s property, in backcountry, that closed at $45M. The house was completely renovated and is perched on over 22 acres. The other notable sale was on Field Point Circle. This private waterfront estate has 304 ft of Long Island Sound shoreline, a deep water dock, indoor/outdoor pools, and panoramic views. With over two acres of land, this estate closed for $50M. Q: What advice can you offer buyers and sellers in Greenwich? A: Work with a professional who is not only well-versed in the entire marketplace, but someone who can negotiate difficult situations. Make sure that the broker is available to give you time and attention. The market is moving quickly and there is no time for a dress rehearsal.

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Q: Tell me about the different areas you represent. A: My primary market is Greenwich. Although I do business in all of Connecticut, Greenwich was where I began my career. The other areas that I focus on are all of lower Fairfield County and Litchfield County. My marketing is quite extensive and my clients appreciate the vast knowledge and exposure that I can offer them.

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Q: Tell me about some of 2021’s most notable sales in Palm Beach. A: An oceanfront property with 150 feet of direct ocean front was built on speculation and sold in February for a $122.7 million as recorded in the Palm Beach County Property Appraisers. An ocean-to-lake estate was sold in June for $109.6 million. The estate was built in 2014 and has Intracoastal and ocean views. A 15-acre ocean-to-lake estate sold in March for $94.2 million. The property has beautiful ocean and Intracoastal views with lush landscape. Q: Once a seasonal destination, why does the island continue to attract full-time residents? A: The year-round delightful weather, privacy, safety and tax benefits have of course always been appealing. Palm Beach properties have also been a sound investment for people looking for both quality of life and asset growth. That being said, we have never before witnessed the explosive growth of the real estate market as we have since COVID hit in March of last year. As schools and businesses closed and went remote, initially people simply wanted to be in a location that was not completely locked down. Once down here, they realized the benefits

of the overall quality of life in Palm Beach, and it became evident that this would be more than just temporary. Businesses and people from around the country started thinking about permanently relocating. Q: What advice can you offer buyers? A: In this hot market with limited inventory, buyers should be aware that when they see a property they like, they should be prepared to make an offer as soon as possible, as properties are selling quite rapidly and many times above asking price. While it may seem that price appreciation in the Palm Beach market may have risen too quickly, the same phenomenon can be seen in other towns in Palm Beach County and throughout the state and the nation, but Palm Beach Island will always command a premium. ◆

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On January 28th, The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will hold its much anticipated Tropical Safari Gala. For more information, call 561.533.0887 ext. 222 or email kcarr@palmbeachzoo.org.

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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society’s Zoo Lights has become a cherished holiday tradition for families and friends. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the zoo will be lit aglow with over one million eco-friendly lights and themed displays throughout the 23 acres. The event will also feature photo ops with Santa, an energetic dance party, seasonal treats, and rides on the carousel. For more information, visit palmbeachzoo.org.

the organization’s efforts in providing support and better health systems for women across the country. For more information, call 561.472.9941 or email events@ppsenfl.org.

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The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation will present the INSIGHTS IV Art Exhibition at the

Surovek Gallery in Palm Beach. The exhibit will feature selfportraits by artists with Bipolar Disorder that were selected by a Juried Art Committee, as well as highlights from the INSIGHTS III Art Exhibition. The exhibit is free and open to the public. INSIGHTS I was established in 2017 to highlight the creativity that often accompanies the serious illness of the brain.

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For more information, visit ryanlichtsangbipolarfoundation.org.

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The Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation will host its Hospice Evening at the Flagler Museum. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Through fundraising efforts and programs, the Palm Beach Island Hospice Foundation continues their commitment to providing resources and support for patients in need and their loved ones. For more information, call 561.832.8585.

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The Palm Beach Symphony will host its Fifth Annual Holly Jolly Symphony Fête at 10:30 a.m. at the Beach Club. For more information, call 561.568.0265.

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On January 18th, United Way of Palm Beach’s Tocqueville Society will hold its annual spring cocktail reception. The Tocqueville Society is one of the community’s most effective philanthropic organizations. For more information, visit unitedwaypbc.org.

MorseLife Health Systems Literary Series will present an invigorating session at The Colony with Chris Bohjalian, author of Hour of the Witch. Registration will open at 8:45 a.m., followed by breakfast and author presentation. MorseLife’s Literary Series brings world-renowned authors to the community for engaging and informative conversations. For more information, call 561.242.4661, or email events@ morselife.org.

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struggled with addiction and their loved ones. For more information, call 561.268.2355.

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The American Scottish Foundation in partnership with the University Club will host its 27th Annual Burns Night Celebration at the University Club in New York. The evening will honor Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. For more information, call 929.499.9025.

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On January 20th, The Hanley Foundation will hold its Annual Dinner at the Sailfish Club. For more information, call 561.268.2355.

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The Promise Fund of Florida will hold its Major Donor Dinner Gala at Club Colette. The Promise Fund of Florida works to help women overcome financial hardship and cultural barriers to improve health care for women combating breast and cervical cancer. For more information, visit promisefundofflorida.org.

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The Hanley Foundation will hold its Annual Palm Beach Dinner at the Sailfish Club. This elegant evening will raise money to further the organization’s efforts to implement better systems of support, treatment, and prevention for those who have

The RDK Melanoma Foundation will present its 22nd Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Breakers Palm Beach. There will be a silent auction at 10:30 a.m., followed by a fashion show. For more information, call 561.655.9655 or visit melanomaluncheon.com.

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The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society will hold its Tropical Safari Gala. The magical evening will include dinner, dancing, a live auction, and more. JoAnna and Stephen Meyers will be honored.

For more information, call 561.533.0887 ext. 222.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will host its 50th Anniversary Gala at The Breakers. This black-tie event will feature cocktails, a three-course meal, live auction, dancing, and a special performance. For more information, call 561.324.8600.

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NORTON MUSEUM OF ART

The Norton Museum of Art will hold its annual gala to celebrate the exhibition “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” There will be cocktails, dinner, and dancing. For more information, email dilleyk@norton.org.

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The Palm Beach Opera will host its 2022 Gala at The Breakers. For more information, call 561.835.7563 or email dwalker@pbopera.org.

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United Way of Palm Beach’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society will hold its annual spring cocktail reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Norton Museum of Art. By invitation only. The Tocqueville Society is one of the Palm Beach’s most prestigious philanthropic organizations, with members committed to tackling some of Palm Beach’s biggest issues. For more information, visit unitedwaypbc.org.

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The Palm Beach Opera Guild will host its 60th Anniversary Luncheon and Opera Interlude at The Colony. By invitation only. The Palm Beach Opera Guild is committed to promoting awareness for opera and the arts. For more information, call 561.835.7569.

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Julia Amory, Lauriston Segerson, Judy Van der Grift and Lulu Ryan enjoy a sunny day of play in Palm Beach.

PALM BEACH is a special place. Everyone seems to be smiling and the skies are ever blue. Its beauty is augmented by its people. What’s especially wonderful about this lovely island, 16 miles in length and less than a mile wide, is how interconnected its families are—and remain—through generations. For this issue, we happily spent a day with a handful of families whose fathers grew up together on Palm Beach, and whose very young children will be fortunate enough to share this same experience... On this very same island. With the lows that accompanied 2020 and 2021, it’s uplifting to see the sparkle in the eyes of this budding generation. Their inherent excitement is instilled by the heritage of their parents, who appreciate the unique culture of Palm Beach. For a few of these young children, that legacy extends not only to their parents and grandparents, but as far back as their great-grandfathers. In fact, in this month’s Quest, our last page “Snapshot” column celebrates the Palm Beach School for Boys, established in 1921, which over ten decades has evolved into Palm Beach Day Academy. Among the students enrolled at the school in 1921 was Charles M. Amory, Jr. (as well as my paternal grandfather!) whose great-grandson, Charles M. Amory V, appears in the pages ahead. In Palm Beach, the past is its bedrock and the future looks bright. u 94 QUEST


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Clockwise from left: Lauriston Segerson strolls beside the pool with Walker and Wheels Segerson; little Cy Ryan stoops down to find a yellow leaf along a garden walkway; Lauriston helps Walker enjoy a quick dip. Opposite page, clockwise from top: little Cy looks ready to take flight in a red Radio Flyer; Honor Amory plays peek-aboo; Lulu Ryan, baby Cy, Judy Van der Grift, Julia Amory holding baby Minot Amory, Honor Amory showing little Fritzie Van der Grift a toy wagon, Wheels Segerson, Lauriston

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Lauriston Segerson holding Walker, Julia Amory holding Honor, Judy Van der Grift, Lulu Ryan holding Cy, while before them Fritzie Van der Grift looks up at his mom as Wheels Segerson smiles for the camera. Opposite page, clockwise from left: Judy Van der Grift holds little Fritzie while Lulu Ryan holds little Cy; Julia, Lauriston, Judy, and Lulu smiling in front of the tennis house; Lulu and little Cy look on as Fritzie performs an impressive balancing act with his mom, Judy, while Julia coos to baby Minot in the background; Fritzie Van der Grift shows us an amazing red car—and a red plane too!


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Clockwise from top left: Kit Pannill beckons from her gate at Lake House, 2004; Lesly Smith with stepdaughter Ginnie Burke, surrounded by pets Buddy, Lucky, and Piper, 2007; Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman at home in Palm Beach, Florida in 1964, photographed by Slim Aarons; Maggy Scherer with her dalmatian, Domino, 2004; Mrs. Winston F. C. Guest (aka C. Z. Guest) with a poodle and a Great Dane at Villa Artemis in Palm Beach photographed by Slim Aarons in 1955. Opposite page: Palm Beach Quest covers through the years.


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Clockwise from top left: Marjorie Merriweather Post; Hilary Geary Ross with her two sons, Jack Geary and Ted Geary; Nick Fouquet and Fern Tailer on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach; Barbara Hutton and Porfirio Rubirosa on the town in Palm Beach; Priscilla St. George (aka Mrs. Angier Biddle Duke) on the courts in Palm Beach, circa 1940; Audrey Gruss looking très chic. 102 QUEST


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Clockwise from top left: Ann Summers (center) surrounded by her daughters and granddaughter, from left: Annabelle Savage, Missy Robinson Savage, Ann Summers (holding the amazing rescue pup, Daisy Summers), Alexis Robinson Waller, and Nicole Robinson Menges; Blakeley Page and his mom, Brittain Bardes Damgard; Diana, Princess of Wales, and Jane Ylvisaker at a polo match in Wellington, 1985; Fernanda Niven surrouded by her two daughters, Fernanda Niven (left) and Eugenie Niven Goodman (right); Kate Gubelman with twins, Phoebe and Tantivy, and Bingo, photographed by Betty Kuhner in 1964.


Clockwise from top left: Alice Topping photographed by Slim Aarons while relaxing poolside in Palm Beach, Florida, 1959: Nellie Benoit at home with her pets: Clyde (a Redtick Coonhound), Fonzie (a mixed breed), and Casper (a cockatoo), 2010; Julia and David Koch at The Coconuts, an annual New Year’s Eve black-tie party enduring style; Peggy Mejia with her Bichon Frisé, Chablis, 2010; Mrs. Winston F.C. Guest (aka C.Z. Guest) with her personalized Ford Model T tourer, in the company of a poodle and a Great Dane, Palm Beach, 1955. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Estée Lauder at home in 1985, as seen in ESTEE A Success Story by Estée Lauder; the Lauders: Joseph, William, Ronald with Aerin, Jo Carole, Gary, Evelyn, Leonard, and Estée, photographed by Betty Kuhner in 1973; Lucy Musso, 2002; Joanie Van Der Grift with dogs Maximus, Angel, Leo, and Teddy; Denise Hanley, Grace Meigher and Linda Donahue; the Page and Smith family, photographed by Betty Kuhner in 1980; Allie Hanley, Merrill Curtis, and Nicole Hanley Mellon Pickett at The Museum of the City of New York’s After Dark Party, 2015.

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THE SUNNY AND MAGICAL atmosphere of Palm Beach is not all that brings visitors flocking to the South Florida city. The unique and world-renowned galleries have made the island one of the world’s most coveted destinations for art collectors, admirers, buyers, and dealers from around the globe.

From left: The entrance of Wally Findlay Galleries on Worth Avenue; recent works on display by American Color Field abstractionist Ronnie Landfield, who earned critical acclaim early in his career with works now featured in the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Art

WALLY FINDLAY GALLERIES 165 Worth Avenue / 561.655.2090 FOUNDED IN 1870, Wally Findlay Galleries remains one of the oldest, most esteemed art institutions in Palm Beach and beyond. Specializing in Impressionism, European Modernism, 20th Century American Art, and more, Findlay Galleries is a destination for some of the world’s finest works. The latest showcase, opening on January 6th, will be an exhibition of recent works by American Color Field abstractionist Ronnie Landfield. Findlay Galleries’ Chairman and CEO 106 QUEST

James Borynack commented, “After many successful years of representation and exhibitions of Ronnie Landfield’s works, Findlay Galleries is proud to present an exhibition of his most recent paintings at our flagship location in Palm Beach. Landfield’s Color Field abstractions continue to be highly desired. He is a well-known, seasoned artist who studied and practiced abstract expressionism in his early twenties during the late 1960s at the height of the abstract movement. Since, he has dedicated his life to his work, and he has continued to hone and develop his artistic voice with effortless sophistication, utilizing form, size, and color in a progressive yet retrospective way.”

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340 Royal Poinciana Way / 561.283.3415 Nicholas Acqualleva, a native from Naples, Italy, came to the United States in the early 20th century, where he began a private trade of Italian paintings. What resulted was a charming Madison Avenue gallery that introduced Renaissance and Baroque paintings to American galleries and museums. Today, Acquavella remains a family-owned operation with two locations and global influence. Its curated and world-class exhibitions have earned them a reputation for organizing museumquality loan and commercial shows, representing an exclusive roster of contemporary artists. The Palm Beach gallery’s latest exhibition, “Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Masters,” features work that spans two centuries of contemporary art. The exhibit offers thoughtful contemplation and admiration for modernity through technique, style, and medium.

This page, from above: Joan Miró, The Wind, 1924, (left) and Ellsworth Kelly, Green Relief Over Blue, 2004 (right); Acquavella Gallery’s Upper East Side location between Madison and Fifth Avenues; Tom Sachs, American Flag, 2020 (left), Jean Dubuffet, Fâcheuse rencontre, 1953 (center), and Damian Loeb, And Then There Were None, 2005 (right).


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Sotheby’s, one of the world’s most trusted destinations for art and luxury, opened a new Palm Beach gallery location in November 2020 at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. The gallery features a versatile selection of fine art, jewelry, watches, and more, all available for immediate purchase. Launching their second season of rotating selections, Sotheby’s is presenting a sampling of paintings and works on paper by Wayne Thiebaud, as well as a blue-chip works by artists such as Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Rudolf Stingel, Lee Ufan, Gunter Forg and Richard Serra.

This page, clockwise from above: Visitors admire the curated selection of fine art on display; a watercolor painting by Wayne Thiebaud featured in the latest exhibition; a pair of Amethyst and Diamond ear pendants are among Sotheby’s latest fine jewelry available; exterior of Sotheby’s Gallery in Palm Beach.

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HOLDEN LUNTZ GALLERY 332 Worth Avenue / holdenluntz.com Holden Luntz, the Palm Beach born gallery, was founded in 1999 specializing in fine art photography. Since opening, Holden Luntz has built a legacy on its mission of acquiring and presenting significant photographers whose work has defined or expanded the parameters of the medium. The current exhibition, “Fashion: Cathleen Naundorf,” showcases the dynamic and creative work of the iconic fashion photographer. The innovation and vision of Naundorf’s work has earned her worldly recognition and praise from the fashion and art worlds alike. She often incorporates backdrops of museums, gardens, and handpainted stage sets to offer further juxtaposition against the models and garments. Naundorf’s work is both timeless and mysterious, creating images that push the boundaries of fashion and art photography. The exhibition will be open from January 22nd until February 12th. This page clockwise from above: “Beatles Pillow Fight, Paris” (1964) by Harry Benson; “Remains of the Day” (2021) by David Yarrow; inside the Holden Luntz Gallery; “Kate Moss, Sun and Henna, Marrakech (1993)

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Since its opening in 1960, Pace has become a leader in supporting and representing some of the most influential contemporary artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Pace puts their artists’ visions at the forefront of their mission. Over 70 years, Pace continues to build a powerful legacy through their exhibitions, public installations, collaborations, interdisciplinary projects, and more. The latest at the Palm Beach location is an exciting and much anticipated work of Jeff Koon’s: “Balloon Venus Hohlen Fels (Magenta)” (2013-2019). This piece is not only one of the largest works from the world-renowned artist’s Antiquity series, but it also marks the first time the work will be exhibited publicly. The mirror-polished stainlesssteel sculpture references the ancient mammoth ivory Venus of Hohlen Fels, which was uncovered in a cave near Schelklingen, Germany in 2008. Koons’s Antiquity series is comprised of four sculptures inspired by Paleolithic sculptures of Venuses. From January 14th through the 30th, visitors are welcomed to admire Koons’s vision and immaculate craftsmanship as an artist. In 2023, Koons will present a solo exhibition of new work at Pace’s New York gallery.

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155 Hammon Avenue / 561.655.5430 Founded in 2002, Voltz Clarke originally focused on private art advisory and curated international pop-up exhibitions. As the gallery expanded, they eventually moved to a permanent location on the Upper East Side, while continuing their pop-ups in Palm Beach and elsewhere. Voltz Clarke supports emerging and mid-career artists, bringing their work to wider audiences. The latest Palm Beach pop-up at The Colony Hotel will exhibit “The Pilgrimage” by Khalilah Birdsong. This comprehensive solo exhibition presents new works that combine different mediums and yields an immaculate sense of fine balance. Birdsong is intentional about her process, and the heart and soul she puts into it makes the intensity of her work all the more beautiful. The exhibit will be open in January and run through the spring. ◆

This page, clockwise from top left: Inside the Voltz Clarke pop-up at The Colony Hotel with artist Natasha Law (2017); entrance of Voltz Clarke Gallery at The Colony; exterior of the iconic Colony Hotel in Palm Beach; a piece from Khalilah Birdsong’s solo exhibition, “The Pilgrimage,” which features large-scale abstract paintings of combined medium and calibrated balance. JJAANNUUAARRYY 22002221 10101


THE BEST OF PALM BEACH DINING B Y B R O O K E K E L LY


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ONCE A SEASONAL TOWN, Palm Beach has become one of the country’s most sought after cities for those in search of a permanent residence with better quality of life, sunnier weather, and more accessible restaurants. The Upper East Side’s favorite restaurants like Swifty’s and Le Bilboquet have followed their New York patrons to the island, while iconic mainstay establishments like Renato’s are as popular as ever. From reimagined classics to the new and noteworthy, here are the dining spots to see and be seen this season in Palm Beach.

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SWIFTY’S ONCE AN UPPER East Side favorite, Swifty’s opened its doors as a pop-up at The Colony Hotel in Palm Beach for the first time in 2019 after shuttering its doors in New York in 2016. Following the pop-up’s success, the restaurant, owned by Robert Caravaggi, opened a permanent location at The Colony and remains a popular dining destination on the island, attracting the same regulars that once frequented the Upper East Side location. Featuring an alfresco setup in the hotel’s outdoor hanging garden and poolside (giving it a much-welcomed Palm Beach twist), the restaurant features live entertainment under the palms. The menu serves old Swifty’s favorites like the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and Crab Cakes, and Palm Beach-themed cocktails like “The Sailfish” and “Pink Paradise.” Exciting new additions to the menu this season include the Whole Grilled Branzino Stuffed with Fennel and Lemon, Seared Peppered Tuna, and Chickpea Fritters. Counterclockwise from above: The pool at The Colony Palm Beach; Swifty’s Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf; the menu features a variety of soups and salads. Opposite page, clockwise from above: Alex and Nickie Fanjul in the lobby of The Colony; dining under the hanging garden; Karin Luter, Ainar Aijala, Yaz Hernandez, Felicia Taylor, Suzie Aijala, and Valentin Hernandez at Swifty’s. 114 QUEST

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LE BILBOQUET 245 Worth Avenue / 561.812.2363 Clockwise from above: Bettina Anderson, Elizabeth

AFTER FINDING SUCCESS on the Upper East Side and in Sag Harbor, Philippe Delgrange decided to bring the beloved Le Bilboquet to Worth Avenue, allowing his dedicated clientele to enjoy the French bistro year-round at their winter homes. It comes

Meigher, Paula Bickford, Sarah Wetenhall, and Elisabeth Munder by the bar at Le Bilboquet; General Manager Alberto Tatti; Philippe Delgrange and his daughter. Opposite page: Dining in the courtyard. J A N U A RY 2 0 2 1 1 1 7


Counterclockwise from above: Nic Roldan; Patrick Mitchell and Nick Mele; a view of the courtyard and bar. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Maribel Alvarez and Bettina Anderson; dining in the courtyard; Elisabeth Munder; Shannon Donnelly and Scott Snyder. 118 QUEST

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as no surprise that the restaurant, which debuted in early 2021, has been a hotspot since opening. The restaurant features a large nickel-top bar in its indoor space and an outdoor courtyard decorated with lush plants and grottos set up for intimate conversations. The menu is filled with Bilboquet classics like the Cajun Chicken, Foie Gras, and Beef Tartare with Frites. Le Bilboquet opens for lunch daily at noon, and the energetic, buzzy vibes brought by the younger customers make it particularly popular for dinner on a weekend night.



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RENATO’S

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87 Via Mizner / 561.655.9752 THIS ELEGANT ITALIAN restaurant has been nestled in Via Mizner—the historic 1923 Worth Avenue courtyard complex featuring shops and apartments—for over 30 years. Where some of the more recent entrants to the Palm Beach dining scene can be categorized as bustling and far-from-relaxing, Renato’s has kept to its roots as a cozy establishment, perfect for a special occasion. The outdoor garden, where palm trees are wrapped in bright lights to match their counterparts that line Worth Avenue, evokes a romantic and charming feel, ideal for a starry night. For those with a preference for indoor dining, the ambiance is traditional but not stuffy, with red and gold coloring throughout, dim lighting, and a pianist. The family-owned restaurant is run by Arlene Desiderio, widow of founder and namesake, Renato Desiderio, as well as her son José Duran of Al Fresco Hospitality Group. Favorite menu items include the Soft-Shell Crab starter and the Rack of Lamb or Spaghettine Frandiablo for entrées, and are complemented by an extensive wine list and rich Italian desserts. ◆ Images of the courtyard at Renato’s and the restaurant’s interior. Opposite page, from above: The courtyard at Renato’s; Arlene Desiderio, George Elmore, and Marti LaTour at Renato’s; one of the appetizer specials at Renato’s.


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Between the designer shops that line Addison Mizner’s Worth Avenue, award-winning interior design showrooms, and the expanding Royal Poinciana Plaza, Palm Beach is any shopper’s dream destination. Above: The Royal Palm Beach; Worth Avenue (inset). Below: Worth Avenue (left) and the lawn at The Royal Poinciana Plaza (right).

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RALPH LAUREN 300 Worth Avenue 561.651.3900 / ralphlauren.com For more than 40 years, Ralph Lauren has embodied luxury, simplicity, and elegance. This Worth Avenue location boasts a beautiful Beaux-Arts façade and an imported European stone fountain, the atmosphere itself being a decadent accessory to the merchandise. Like all of the brand’s stores, there is reliability in both variety and versatility—from evening gowns to polo shirts, browsing is never a bore. Also, be sure to check out the latest in their Welington Accessory collection.

JENNIFER GARRIGUES 308 Peruvian Avenue 561.659.7085 / jennifergarrigues.com Interior designer Jennifer Garrigues began her career as a fashion model with Christian Dior, so it comes as no surprise that she has a trained and talented eye for quality and excellence. Known for her creative taste that blends style and comfort, Garrigues offers design services for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. She has designed locally for the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club and in New York for The Carlyle. Her showroom is a treasure trove of unexpected discoveries. From luxurious textiles and pillows to one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and decorative objects (which make great hostess gifts), there’s something for every room at Jennifer Garrigues.

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225 Worth Avenue 561.655.5973 / jmclaughlin.com The first J.Mclaughlin store, located in an Ivy League-riddled enclave on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, was a small place with a welcoming, faded-paint feel. Today, with brick-and-mortar retail locations in 140 communities across the country—not to mention a flourishing e-commerce business—J. McLaughlin celebrates its continued success as a classic American clothier and one of the country’s last great first-name-basis retailers. The clothes are simple and smart—the J.McLaughlin website describes them as “innovatively nostalgic,” making them the perfect aesthetic for Palm Beach style.


ASSOULINE 340 Royal Poinciana Way 561.791.6051 / assouline.com The first of its kind, Assouline is the leading luxury brand on culture, with everything for the modern library. Assouline is committed to bringing contemporary, creative, and exciting books to the world of publishing and beyond. But the books aren’t just beautiful, the company is dedicated to promoting culture and their boutiques are designed so visitors can discover intellect, good taste, and excitement. The Palm Beach storefront is the perfect, cozy environment to explore their latest covers. It’ll be easy to get lost among the selection of books that are works of art, rich with culture, intellect, and creativity.

THE KEMBLE SHOP 294 Hibiscus Avenue 561.659.5556 / thekembleshop.com The Kemble Shop is Palm Beach’s prime destination to shop for special gifts and stylish new additions for your home, garden, and wardrobe. The Palm Beach gem is an extension of the larger brand, Kemble Interiors Inc., a design firm created by Mimi McMakin in 1982. Kemble pays close attention to their shopper’s needs and wants, and the buyers work hard to bring unique finds from antique stores, India markets, and homemade designs to their clientele. Stop in their magical storefront on Hibiscus Avenue to admire everything from their houseware, clothing, lighting, and of course, their signature Pineapple Sconce.

STUBBS & WOOTTON 340 Worth Avenue 561.655.6857 / stubbsandwootton.com Purveyors of the handmade slipper— which can be sported both day and night, on men and women alike—Stubbs & Wootton is a favorite among locals (or anyone looking for an authentic touch of Palm Beach style). The brand’s iconic designs embody everything magical about Palm Beach: fine quality and fashion sense mixed with wit, humor, and flair. Whether in velvet or needlepoint, prepare to turn heads when stepping out in your Stubbs. Stroll into the charming store at 340 Worth Avenue to find your perfect match.


ROLLER RABBIT 340 Royal Poinciana Way 561.833.4643 / rollerrabbit.com Roller Rabbit, the self-proclaimed “feel-good company,” puts joy and energy into everything it creates. The bohemian and travel-inspired company puts their customer’s joy and comfort at the forefront of their mission. From ready-to-wear, accessories, bedding, and its world famous sleepwear, Roller Rabbit has it all when it comes to those comfortable, playful additions to your life. The new collection features colorful cableknits, dreamy patterns, and smooth silk dresses that are perfect for the interlude of summer to fall. Head to The Royal Poinciana Plaza for a shopping experience that ignites cheer.

GREENLEAF & CROSBY BY BETTERIDGE 236 Worth Avenue 561.655.5850 / greenleafcrosby.com One of America’s most historic fine jewelers, Greenleaf & Crosby has been an institution on Worth Avenue since the 1920s. For over a century, Greenleaf & Crosby has upheld their strong values of being a jeweler with the outmost high quality, personable service, and time-honored tradition. One the cornerstones of their mission is to create and sell styles that are meant to be passed along and shared through multiple generations. Today, Greenleaf & Crosby is owned by Win and Natalie Betteridge who are proud to continue the Company’s historic commitment to customer service in Palm Beach and beyond.

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228 Worth Avenue 561.820.2402 / charlottekellogg.com Charlotte Kellogg is the reliable destination for tropical colors in linen, silk, and cotton. Tucked away in a corner of the Amore Courtyard, Charlotte Kellogg’s fanciful boutique offers casual clothing designed for the lifestyle of South Florida and other bright-hued resort communities. Kellogg’s cheerful and breathable designs have been making a colorful splash on the Palm Beach scene since the boutique opened in 1998. Now, the store has become a true Palm Beach tradition for fashionable pieces that will suit every occasion. From sportswear to eveningwear to chic laid-back attire and accessories, you won’t want to miss the latest pieces. J A N U A RY 2 0 2 2 1 2 5


AERIN 33 Via Mizner 561.623.0906 / aerin.com Aerin, the luxury lifestyle brand, harnesses signature style and an appreciation for elegant living. Emphasizing the effortlessness of a beautiful lifestyle, Aerin curates its collections in beauty, accessories, and home décor with a focus on art, travel, and fashion. Inside the Palm Beach boutique, there’s a wide range of sophisticated buys, including straw hats, sunglasses, statement jewelry, and clutches, making it the perfect shopping destination for island living. Also check out the latest of their heavenly perfumes before your next big event.

ALA VON AUERSPERG 312 Worth Avenue 561.429.4987 / alavonauersperg.com Ala Von Auersperg didn’t come from the fashion world, but her mother, Sunny Crawford von Bulow, and grandmother, Annie Laurie Aitken, had a knack for fashion. They valued beautiful craftsmanship, knew what looked good on them, and understood that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for great style. These early lessons trained AvA’s eye and eventually influenced her clothing line, which features pieces that are effortless, elegant and versatile. Garments can be worn to the beachor dressed up for a special occasion. AvA’s mission is to help all women feel glamorous, regardless of size or age. AvA is about finding the look that’s right for you, feeling good, and embracing the best version of yourself.

ASPREY 223 Worth Avenue 305.509.9161 / asprey.com In November of 2020, the London based lifestyle brand opened a pop-up location at The Royal Poinciana Plaza. Now, it’s made a home on Worth Avenue. Asprey is known for its silverware, home goods, timepieces, and high-end jewelry. The brand earned its claim to fame by being the British royal family’s jewelry supplier since Queen Victoria. But the company isn’t all business—it also has a lighthearted, quirky side, especially when it comes to accessories. It’s easy to get distracted browsing both online and in store, and don’t miss their new cocktail shakers and latest in the Riviera Crystal collection. 126 QUEST


KELLER 308 S County Road 561.355.5331 / kellerpalmbeach.com Keller Palm Beach is the brand that built itself on a new, unexpected, and quirky side of interior design. T. Keller Donovan, the mastermind behind the brand, created the company through intentional curation, offering products that are hard to find anywhere else. From geometric lamps to classic vintage ottomans to translucent backgammon sets—Keller is the destination to shop for eccentric, special, one-of-akind pieces for your home.

ZIMMERMANN 340 Royal Poinciana Way 561.273.8985 / zimmermann.com The Australian-born label has created a look distinctly its own, what it calls “sophisticated femininity.” With delicate prints and whimsical looks, Zimmermann knows how to style a woman with subtle sex appeal and magical energy. The early vision of the brand has held true throughout its years of evolution, and today it stands as one of the most sought-after labels for its quality, originality, and innovation. Visit the storefront at Royal Poinciana Plaza and browse the latest from the mesmerizing 2022 Resort Collection.

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340 Royal Poinciana Way 561.508.2424 / loveshackfancy.com This vintage-inspired brand embraces unapologetic femininity and strength through enchanting designs that radiate with romance and charm. Founded on one woman’s designs for a fairy-tale wedding, LoveShackFancy evolved into the playful brand it is today—a collection of charming silhouettes, intricate lace, and sweet floral patterns that cater to a woman’s strengths. Stop in its Palm Beach storefront to find the 2022 Resort Collection, equipped with ruffles, soft and sexy pinks, cable knit cardigans and so much more for a much anticipated spring.u


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Above: A garden designed by SMI Landscape Architecture featured in The Guest Room Garden by Jorge Sanchez. Below: SMI partners Jorge Sanchez, Brian Vertesch, John Lubischer, and Claudia Visconti stand next to a collected specimen tree they brought in for their recently completed project, Bradley Park, in Palm Beach.

ESTABLISHED IN 1982, SMI Landscape Architecture has been creating picturesque gardens and been one of the top national firms for almost 40 years. Though most renowned for creating beautiful residential gardens in Palm Beach, the work of the firm reaches nationally and extends into commercial and urban sectors. In recent years, the firms foray into these realms includes One Vanderbilt in New York City, Flagler Towers in West Palm Beach, The Gibbes Museum in Charleston, the Bacardi Headquarters in Miami, and the renovation of Worth Avenue in Palm Beach. Whether working on a residential garden in Palm Beach or a high‐rise building in New York City, the firms approach remains the same. The partners, Jorge Sanchez, Brian Vertesch, John Lubischer, and Claudia Visconti state, “our philosophy always revolves around three main items; the client, the architecture, and the site. We do not have one style that we try to impose on each project. Instead, we are driven by our relationship and understanding of the client, what the architect brings to the table, and the advantages and constraints of the site.” The firm’s approach has led to their work gracing the covers 128 QUEST

of numerous magazines and books, and being granted both local and international awards. Even with the quantity of work that this level of recognition can bring in, the firm still finds time to donate their time and expertise to worthy causes. Most recently, the firm donated their design and construction observation services to the Garden Club and Town of Palm Beach to create the new Tidal Garden within Bradley Park. The new garden was a solution implemented to deal with the king tides that would inundate the park and damage the landscaping. They also completed the “Slat House Garden” at Kips Bay Showhouse 2021 benefitting the Boys and Girls Club. The firm has also created other iconic public spaces within the town. Numerous individuals can be seen daily enjoying the amenities on Worth Avenue, the Memorial Fountain Park, Bradley Park, and Pan’s Gardens. The partners all agree, “seeing our clients and the public enjoying the gardens we create is such a rewarding experience.” They blend coastal elements with tailored, sophisticated furnishings then highlight natural light to produce a bright and airy room design.

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From above: An interior by Gil Walsh; designer Gil Walsh.

GIL WALSH began her extensive 40+ year career as a student in fashion design. While designing the sets and costumes for an avant-garde production of a play written by Pablo Picasso, her passion bloomed for designing in a three dimensional world. As her career developed, she accepted an offer to work with Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to refurbish the interior of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historical Fallingwater. His single family home is considered by many to be one of the greatest designs of the 20th century. This project was a defining moment in her career, and today she is a member of its advisory board. As a leading interior designer in Palm Beach and Martha’s Vineyard, Walsh leads her talented team from her 5,000 square foot studio located in West Palm Beach. It is home to a cutting edge resource materials library that encompasses the latest fabrics, wallcoverings, architectural ma130 QUEST

terials, and floor coverings. Everything they need to design your space is at their fingertips. Detailed scaled drawings are produced by the interior architecture team, illustrating custom kitchens, bathrooms, built-in cabinetry, millwork finishes, and lighting. Realistic renderings are created by their 3D visualization artist showcasing the team’s incredible eye for design. Together they strive to add value across all stages of the design process, from the initial concept and plans right through to the finishing touches. The Gil Walsh Interiors team is glamorously refreshing interiors and transforming traditional spaces into timeless modern places. Follow them on Instagram @gilwalshinteriors to view their latest inspiring designs and collaborations. Stay tuned for the debut of their new West Palm Beach showroom that will feature their private label upholstery, fabrics, and accessories.

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From above: An interior by Scott Snyder;

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PALM BEACH HAS BECOME the fastest-growing, most popular town on the planet. The real estate market is on fire. We’re have friends coming down in droves from New York City, California, etc. to our little slice of paradise. Offshoots of NYC’s chicest watering holes like La Goulue, Swifty’s, and Le Bilboquet are here or about to open. Big Financial firms like Goldman Sachs are en route to follow the lead from Paul Singer’s firm, Citadel, Paul Tudor Jones, and more. Plus, top art galleries and auction houses like Sotheby’s, Acquavella, Pace, White Cube, Wynn, Hauser & Wirth have opened their doors. We know the quality of life is sublime and it is drop dead beautiful, but it’s the people who live there that make the magic. Scott Snyder—the international interior designer whose work has graced the cover of endless design magazines and was named one of AD’s 100 top designers—is definitely one of PB’s shining stars. We all know gifted designers, decorators, architects, and artists (and this gentleman is one of the most gifted), but to find someone who is also organized and talented is truly 132 QUEST

a rarity. I know from personal experience, as he has exquisitely furnished (I mean soup-to-nuts) for us a 10,000-square-foot house in less than 120 days. Just recently he worked his magic on my son and daughter-in-law’s house, decorating at neck-breaking warp speed—a three-week period! Now, this talented and charming designer also gives back to the community and has been deeply involved with both Palm Beach Preservation and is Co-Chair of the Chairman’s Council of Hope for Depression, a foundation started by Palm Beach’s own Audrey Gruss. Right now Scott is working hard on his latest philanthropic endeavor, donating his limitless design expertise and raising funds for Lake Park Drive, the new park adjacent to the new Town Marina, which will open in a year. Scott has teamed up with his pals Mario Nievera and Keith Williams to help, too. Scott also transformed the Par 3 Golf Course which is a do-not-miss big destination in our town. It is such a treat to play the ocean-to-lake Par 3 Course then dine at the oceanfront al fresco restaurant beautifully designed by Scott.

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From above: A guest bedroom designed by Garrigues; Jennifer Garrigues.

“AS A DESIGNER, my goal is to create a space that is a true reflection of my client’s character. Your home is your most personal space. So how do we share that with their guests? Whether it’s a family member in for the holidays or dear friend in town for a visit, my goal is to make an unforgettable impact on their stay as well. I put just as much thought into designing guest bedrooms as I do with the primary bedroom and main living spaces. A guest bedroom should be inviting, comfortable, and a show stopper! I want guests to fall in love the minute they walk through the 134 QUEST

doorway. Each room always has its own color palette and style. I find it important to provide guests with everything they might need from a toothbrush and toothpaste to an extra warm blanket they can use to cozy up in a comfortable chair. Bedding is often the center point in a room, so you have to dress it up! I enjoy layering different textures and using all down pillow fillers for extra comfort. I also always make sure to include an antique or unique piece I picked up in my travels and of course the latest selections of books and magazines. Sweet dreams!” —Jennifer Garrigues

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Above: Inside Keller Palm Beach’s showroom. Below: T. Keller Donovan.

WHEN IT COMES TO the world of interior design, Keller is anything but ordinary. The company itself came to fruition by nothing short of passion, good taste, and a mission to create a brand like nothing Palm Beach had seen before. After a booming career as an interior designer in New York, T. Keller Donovan created the design haven that is Keller Palm Beach to do what he loves and share his innate talent and eye for extraordinary things. “I’m just not good at doing nothing,” Donovan said, in regard to his decision to start a new business instead of taking the standard path of retirement after his 45 year career. During his prolific career in the 136 QUEST

industry, Donovan received worldly recognition, features in various design magazines, and was the recipient of two Top Show House Awards—so it comes as no surprise that early on in his designated time to relax, he wanted to jump back into what he loves. The result is the truly exceptional design hub that offers one-of-a-kind items that are curated with care, years of expertise, and artistic intention. What makes Keller unique is the unexpected nature of their selection. Showcasing versatility in everything from the abstract to the classics to those charming vintage must-haves—Keller is the Palm Beach design essential we didn’t know we needed.

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Above: Living spaces designed by Leta Austin Foster. Below: Leta Austin Foster.

LETA AUSTIN FOSTER founded her interior design firm over forty years ago. Guided by years of experience and an exceptional range of styles, she has always followed her mantra to “never do the same job twice.” Her company has become one of the well established design firms of the East coast, with a range of clients and project locations. She has worked on jobs from contemporary to traditional, from a sleek Manhattan townhouse to a 19th century mansion in Northern California to a colonial, Bahamian island house on the beach in Florida. Working always to keep design schemes grounded within their environments and in tune with the client’s vision. Leta has established herself as a leading talent in the interior design world and has been lauded by House and Garden as one of America’s Greatest Interior Decorators and by House Beautiful as one of America’s most trailblazing designers. She has 138 QUEST

contributed design advice to Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Veranda and House Beautiful. Her work has been published in several books and all major design magazines and was commemorated in the book, “Traditional Interiors: Leta Austin Foster, India Foster and Sallie Giordano,” by Brian Coleman (GibbsSmith, 2015). Leta has participated in the Kips Bay, the Rogers Memorial in Southampton and the Red Cross in Palm Beach show houses. Leta was asked to be the inaugural speaker of the Polly Jessup Design Series, an annual design lecture series at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. In May, 2017, Leta received an honorary doctorate from the New York School of Interior Design. Leta has been awarded the Addison Mizner Award for Interior Design from the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art; the award was received in February, 2018. ◆

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THE YOUNG & THE GUEST LIST BY BROOKE KELLY The New York Botanical Garden’s Winter Wonderland Ball.


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NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN’S ANNUAL WINTER WONDERLAND BALL ON DECEMBER 10TH, the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) hosted its annual Winter Wonderland Ball for nearly 400 guests. The black-tie affair kicked off with a festive cocktail reception under the twinkling lights of the 30th annual Holiday Train Show held in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Later on, guests enjoyed a seated dinner and dancing, with music by DJ Mei Kwok. Proceeds from the event support the NYBG’s world renowned Children’s Education Programs. J A N U A RY 2 0 2 2 1 4 1


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THE WHITE CROSS BALL IN NEW YORK THE WHITE Cross Ball of New York City took place at The Metropolitan Club in Manhattan. Guests enjoyed drinks, dinner, dancing with music by DJ Ana Boo, as well as portraits by Deanna First. The evening raised money for three of the Order of Malta’s international humanitarian works: The Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation; Malteser International, Order of Malta Worldwide Relief; and The Order of Malta’s summer camps for disabled youth.

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PREVIEW OF SALVATORE FERRAGAMO’S SS22 COLLECTION IN MIAMI DURING ART BASEL in Miami, luxury fashion houses made appearances to show off their latest looks. Salvatore Ferragamo co-hosted a luncheon with model Valeria Lipovetsky at the brand’s boutique in the Design District to preview the Spring/Summer 2022 runway collection, which features roomy dresses, high-waisted wide-legged pants, dresses with cut-outs, and a variety of tops. u

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AS THE PALM BEACH DAY ACADEMY continues to commemorate its first one hundred years, it seems only appropriate to remember its earliest beginnings, its rudimentary curriculum and its students. The school was originally founded as the Palm Beach School for Boys– a pre-prep outpost for the sons and scions of the Island’s early residents. Its mission was to provide a seasonal education for boys aged 5 to 14, with an emphasis on “individual attention for each pupil” and an “ample provision for calisthenics and organized play”– a classroom/athletics balance too often overlooked in today’s secondary schools. The initial prospectus reinforces the “emphasis given to good habits of study” and the “athletic participation of every boy”. More conspicuous is the List of Pupils, a small slice of America’s privileged youth (circa 1921)– the sons and scions of “pioneer” families who’d ventured to Flagler’s barrier swampland which overnight became a worldwide watering hole. Within this near-historic list are over two dozen fathers, grandfathers, uncles and cousins of prominent progeny who now proudly call Palm Beach their permanent home, and who continue to support all layers of this generous community. This simple school (now Palm Beach Day Academy) remains a beacon of academic excellence and family legacies, a human reflection of Palm Beach and its dramatic transformation in barely over a century. May they both continue to flourish. —(SCMIII) Palm Beach School for Boys student body, 1926. The Palm Beach School for Boys was headed by Williard W. Ferguson and Edward M. Shields. 144 QUEST

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