Monday, March 20, 2017


Toby and Itzhak Perlman, Kristy and Jim Clark, and young artists at The Perlman Music Program concert and dinner at the Clark's Palm Beach home.
Last Wednesday, March 15th, Ruth Lande Shuman hosted 50 guests with a cocktail reception to celebrate the Museum of Arts and Design’s “LOOT: MAD about Jewelry,” the annual exhibition and sale held from April 3rd through April 8th at the Museum on Columbus Circle.

Guests arrived adorned in LOOT jewelry from past years. Michele Cohen (LOOT Chair) and Barbara Tober (MAD's Board Member) both wore jewelry from LOOT's Corporate Sponsor Paolo Costagli.  LOOT's Curator Bryna Pomp wore LOOT 2017 artist Inni Pärnänen, who is based in Helsinki. 
Barbara Tober, Michele Cohen, and Meredith Bernstein
Among the guest who attended Ruth’s reception were Susan Ach, Dorothea Basile, Meredith Bernstein, Joyce Brooks (Black Tie International), Pat Langer, Hillary Latos, Michele Cohen, Paolo Costagli, Valerie Evans-Freke, Anna Frammolino. Fernanda Garcia (¡HOLA! TV), Boo Grace, Joan Hornig, Valerie A. Lettan, Nancy Jane Loewy, Karen Mandelbaum, Stacey Mayrock, Barbara Regna, Robin McFadden, Marsy Mittlemann Deborah Roberts, Dara Schaefer, Donna Schragis, Lois Severini, Barbara Waldman, Janet Winter, Luisa Laviola, Bruce Lazarus, Sara Cassis, Vevlyn Wright (The Wright Wreport) and Jan Wysocki.  

Now in its 17th edition, the annual exhibition and sale of contemporary art jewelry presents a cross-section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs while offering the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field.
Bryna Pomp, Boo Grace, Ruth Lande Shuman, and Michele Cohen
A striking example of the evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form, LOOT: MAD About Jewelry champions the vision and craftsmanship of outstanding art jewelers—most of whom have never before shown work in the United States.

Each year, the LOOT Award is presented to luminaries in the field of jewelry, including artists, collectors, and designers. This year’s honorees are Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Francine LeFrak, and Kara Ross. Previous recipients include Iris Apfel, collector Barbara Berger, jewelry designer Joan Hornig, fashion designer Kay Unger, and artists Joyce Scott and Axel Russmeyer.
Bryna Pomp, Robin McFadden, Boo Grace, and Barbara Regna
Dame Zandra Rhodes is the 2017 Honorary Chair and will attend the annual exhibition and sale, as well as the LOOT Opening Benefit whihch will take place on Monday, April 3rd. The evening will  include first access for patrons to meet the 2017 LOOT artists and acquire their designs; as well as aa cocktail reception; and a dinner honoring the 2017 LOOT Award recipients. The exhibition will be on view and cocktails served from 4:30 until 8:00 pm. The dinner, at MAD’s ROBERT restaurant, will begin at 7:30 pm.
Janet Winter and Deborah Roberts
Rebekka Grossman, Valerie Lettan, and Marsy Mittlemann
Valerie Lettan
Sara Cassis, Ruth Lande Shuman, and Stacey Mayrock
Vee Wright and Meredith Bernstein
Joyce Brooks
Barbara Tober and Barbara Waldman Jan Wysocki and Michele Cohen
Patricia and Andrew Langer
Dara Schaefer, Deborah Roberts, and Janet Winter
Luisa LaViola
Joan Hornig and Paolo Costagli
Dorothy Basile, Ruth Lande Shuman, and Stacey Mayrock
Erika Watkins, Claire Laporte, and Anna Frammolino
Last month, The Perlman Music Program (PMP) held a spectacular concert and dinner at Kristy and Jim Clark's stunning Palm Beach home. Co-hosted by Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, and with 150 music lovers and philanthropists in attendance, the evening honored Toby and Itzhak Perlman's dedication to classical music's bright future. This special event marked a decade of passionate support from the Palm Beach community for the Perlman's exceptional young students.

The evening began with a reception on the veranda, followed by a performance in the Clarks' living room presented by several of PMP's outstanding students and alumni. The concert included sparkling violin duos by Leclair and Bartok, elegant string quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn, and the monumental first movement of Dvorak's piano quintet, presented by violinists Brian Hong, Valerie Kim, Masha Lakisova, Kristin Lee, Oliver Neubauer, and Arnaud Sussman; violists Matt Lipman and Jameel Martin; cellists Yves Dharamraj and Leland Ko; and pianist David Kaplan. The talented and poised performers introduced each piece and brought the composers to life in their own words.
Emilia and Pepe Fanjul
Toby Perlman and Jim Clark concluded the concert with a spirited conversation and a challenge to support PMP's incredible talent. Guests responded with a spontaneous show of support, instantaneously funding more than ten scholarships for PMP's signature summer program. Toby expressed her heartfelt thanks to all in attendance, in particular Jim and Kristy Clark, Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, and Vicki and Chris Kellogg, before inviting guests to experience the PMP magic firsthand this summer on the program's historic Shelter Island campus. To bring the evening to a rousing close, the guests toasted the incredible music and beautiful weather at a festive dinner under the stars.
Carol Jaeger and Douglas Jencks
Guests included: Carol and Sandy Abend, Mark Addison, Maribel Alverez, Irene Athans, Robin and Norberto Azqueta, Doreen and Gilbert Bassin, Claire and Lawrence A. Benenson, Jackson Blanton, Katherine Bryan, Paul Callahan, Elizabeth Chace, Michael Cinque, Edie Landeck and Michael Coles, Victoria and Paul Comeau, Howard Cox, Sue and John Domenico, Jackie Weld Drake, Mary K. Ernst and Edmund Spivack, Emilia and Jose Pepe Fanjul, Rebecca and Michael Finn, Annette Friedland, Sandra and Paul Goldner, Marc J. Goldstein, Nancy Goodes, Howard Gottlieb and Barbara Greis, Susan and Peter Gottsegen, Mei Sze and Jeff Greene, Martha and Steve Greenwald, Lillian Sara Hahn, Colleen Hanson, Daniel Harper and Kathryn MacKay, Ted Hartley, Sara and Randy Hogan, Jasmine Horowitz, Carol Jaeger and Douglas Jencks, David Kamp and Michael Rubin, Vicki and Chris Kellogg, Eleanora B. Kennedy, Andrea and Jerome Klein, Sandy and Greg Kriser, Anneliese Langner, Marsha and Henry Laufer, Dan Lawrence, Mrs. Susan Lloyd, Patricia Lowry and Hon. James Hopkins, Allyn Magrino, Terrance Mason and Tony DiResta, David McClymont, Suzanne Clarke McDonough, Diahn and Thomas J. McGrath, Peter McGrath, Grace and Christopher Meigher, Herme de Wyman Miro, Jennifer Myerberg, Anka K. Palitz, Mitzi and Perry Pazer, Katharine and William P. Rayner, Michael Rubinoff and Donna Snow, Jean and Martin Shafiroff, Toni and Martin Sosnoff, Renee and Richard Steinberg, Ethel J. Steindl, Ann and Paul G. Stern, Betty Lee and Aaron Stern, Justin Sullivan, Lynn Tishman, Krystian von Spiedel and Nathan Frank, Priscilla Whittle, Sheryl Lee and David Wilson, and Michel Witmer.
Krystian Von Speidel and Nathan Frank
Sandra and Paul Goldner
Edmund Spivack and Mary Kathleen Ernst
Eleanora Kennedy, Katherine Mondadori, and Priscilla Whittle
Lloyd Roberts, Adele Roberts, Doreen Bassin, and Gilbert Bassin
David McClymont and Suzy Rosenbaum
Richard Steinberg, Renee Steinberg, Justin Sullivan, and Marcella Leeds
Jean and Martin Shafiroff
Katherine DeConti and Elijah Duckworth-Schachter
The Honorable James Hopkins and Patricia Lowry
Robin and Norberto Azqueta
Martin Sosnoff, Toni Sosnoff, Peter Gottsegen, and Susan Gottsegen
David Kaplan, Howard Gottlieb, and Barbara Greis
Diahn and Thomas McGrath
Paul Callahan, Mei Sze Greene, and Jeff Greene
Ann Stern, Paul Stern, Vicki Kellogg, Marsha Laufer, and Henry Laufer
Susan Lloyd, Jason Laskey, Kristy Clark, Michael James, and Mark Addison
Katie Nojima, Terrence Mason, Itzhak Perlman, and Anthony Diresta
Toby Perlman, David Wilson, Shelley Pyers, Sheryl Lee Wilson, and Adam Meyer
Jean Shafiroff, Jim Clark, and Anka Palitz
Irene Athens and Herme De Wyman Miro
Flapper dresses, boas and fedora hats adorned more than 250 Palm Beach Day Academy trustees, parents, alumni, faculty and friends who kicked up their heels on Saturday, March 4, 2017, for The Great Gatsby Feather Ball. The school's signature fundraiser was a 95th anniversary celebration led by Co-chairs Mina Patel, Afsy Pottash and Sandy Singer, and Honorary Chair, Adele S. Merck.

Palm Beach Day Academy's Vicki and Peter Halmos Activities Center transported guests back to the 1920s, where PBDA got its start as Florida's first independent school, with décor by Renny & Reed floral and event design. Tables were decorated with candelabras and feather plumes while over-the-top crystal chandeliers cascaded from the ceiling as guests danced their best fox trot to jazz music by Miami-based Vincent Raffard and The French Horn Collective. An elegant dinner by Sandy James Fine Food & Productions was served and guests could order their favorite '20s inspired cocktail from the specialty whiskey bar.
Anand and Mina Patel
Sandy and Barry Singer
The highlight of the annual benefit was the amazing silent and live auction items, including this year's class projects; 12 bulldogs hand-painted and signed by students in each grade. More than 275 silent auction items were collected by the committee and available for online bidding beginning February 25. Ten live auction items included priceless items, exotic trips and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. The dapper evening concluded with a Call From the Heart appeal in support of Palm Beach Day Academy's STEAM initiatives.

"It's hard to imagine what Palm Beach Day Academy looked like 95 years ago," said Dr. Edwin Gordon, Head of School for PBDA. "We started out as a cottage colony school in 1921, and with the help of proceeds from this evening, we will continue to be a prestigious and cutting-edge learning institution. Thank you to The Feather Ball chairs, committee, sponsors and faculty volunteers for making tonight a tremendous success."
Edwin and LaRita Gordon
Laddy and Dede Merck
The Presenting Sponsor of the Great Gatsby Feather Ball was the Schumacher Auto Group.

Celebrating 95 years as Florida's first independent school, Palm Beach Day Academy has grown from a cottage colony school started in 1921 into an innovative, top-ranked day school serving approximately 450 students from the greater Palm Beach area. The educational program, for age two through ninth grade, is dedicated to providing students with a learning experience that challenges to excel, empowers to act and prepares to lead. Striving always for the highest academic excellence, Palm Beach Day Academy is located on two campuses 1.3 miles apart in Palm Beach and West Palm Beach.
Chuck and Amanda Schumacher
Carter and Afsy Pottash
Todd and Brandie Herbst
Mona de Sayve and Susan Lloyd
Andrea Kosoy and Susan Miller
Ryan and Nicole Munder
Harvey and Chrysanthi Berger
Chris and Jan Marie Cook
Kevin and Cara Ferro
Meredith Webb and Tim Gannon
Beth and Greg Moross
Christina and Benjamin Macfarland
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) hosted its annual 'HSS In Florida' panel event at The Breakers in Palm Beach on March 6, 2017. Over 300 guests in attendance learned about new technologies, advances in joint replacements, stem cell therapies and more from the world's leading experts in orthopedics at HSS during the panel session, followed by a cocktail reception.
The panel of HSS experts take questions from the audience
Over 300 guests gathered to hear HSS experts speak on new technologies and advances in musculoskeletal care
Guests gathered for a cocktail hour after the panel session at The Breakers
Louis A. Shapiro, CEO, and Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director of HSS, welcomed the guests with introductory remarks. This year's panel speakers included: David W. Altchek, MD, co-chief emeritus, Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service at HSS; Lionel Ivashkiv, MD, chief scientific officer at HSS; Seth Jerabek, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS; and Jennifer Solomon, MD, physiatrist at HSS. After the panel, there was a Q&A session moderated by Paul M. Pellicci, MD, chief emeritus of the Hip Service at HSS.
This year's panel experts from HSS (from left to right): Paul Pellicci, MD (moderator); David W. Altchek, MD; Jennifer Solomon, MD; Seth Jerabek, MD; Todd. J. Albert, MD; and Lionel Ivashkiv, MD
Brenda Straus and Mary Crow, MD, physician-in-chief at HSS
Edward and Sandra Meyer
John and Martha Quay with Joan Litle
Joe and Ellen Wright with Laurie Warren
Polly and Terence O'Toole
Todd J. Albert, surgeon-in-chief at HSS, with his wife Barbara
Barrie Damson, Michael Brooks, Marilyn Levitt, and David Altchek, MD
Louis A. Shapiro, CEO of HSS, with Ellen and Irwin Levy
Photographs by Annie Watt (PMP & MAD); LILA PHOTO (HSS); Capehart (PB Day Academy).