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Palm Beach Social Diary: Spring Splendor on Palm Beach

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T'is the Season no longer down among the sheltering palms of Palm Beach, winter residents are migrating north but Augustus Mayhew gives us a quick view of the annual Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Benefit at the home of Susanne and Douglas Durst, and a book signing at the Colony for Wendy Moonan and her new book on New York City rooms.... READ MORE
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Sarasota Social Diary: Voyage to Paradise

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Down in sunny Sarasota, Geraldine Fabrikant was busy attending Sarasota Bay's Selby Gardens’ annual Orchid Ball, "Gauguin: Voyage to Paradise," declared a “triumph!”; also the Ringling School of Art and Design’s annual “Avant Garde”... READ MORE
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Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens

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Stephanie Green makes her way down south for Historic Charleston Foundation's Festival of Houses & Gardens just as the wisteria, camellias, and azaleas were bursting with... READ MORE
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Art Matters: Susan Phipps Cochran + Peggy Guggenheim

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Augustus Mayhew, back from his sojourn to Venice and other parts of Italy, takes us on a tour of the works and world of Peggy Guggenheim, and other women artists Susan Phipps Cochran, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Diana Guest, also an... READ MORE
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WINTER EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

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Jeanne Lawrence covers a bevy of opening events in San Francisco, including the opening of Adam Lindemann's Venus Over Manhattan, "Kimono Refashioned" at the Asian Art Museum, and a ceremony for Maria Manetti Shrem, who was awarded the Order of The Star of... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Al Fresco

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Spring is in the air. When better to stroll the North Ocean Boulevard to view Gardner Hale’s Wall of the Winds at Villa Flora or unwind with an exhilarating Sunday Brunch catamaran cruise, albeit windy, on the Intracoastal Waterway with the dolphins and the jet skis. “The first frescoes painted on the façade of the... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Landscapes: Art & Artifacts

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Abstract landscape painter Mary Page Evans is at work in her oceanfront Gulf Stream apartment with “picturesque Turner-Constable sea and sky” for a Spring show of her work, Gardens Through the Years, at Wilmington’s Somerville Manning Gallery. At Gavlak Gallery’s new venue at the Royal Poinciana Plaza, Kyle DeWoody and Sara Gavlak welcomed... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Landscapes: Art & Artifacts

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Palm Beach may still be disoriented from not having to navigate roadblocks, delays and detours during Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Apparently, the lack of annoyance may have bewildered the driver of a Ferrari that recently drove off the North End dock and into the channel. Purposely, according to the local police. Yet another, this... READ MORE
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Palm Beach: Now/Then – Night/Day

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However unearthly Palm Beach may appear from the mainland — how high the hedges, how thick the walls — last week’s SRO Town Council meeting might have been anywhere, attracting hours of debate about, what else, ” … noise, parking and traffic.” Islanders took time away from bridge tables, trunk shows and organizing shoe... READ MORE
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DeWoody’s Bunker Art Space opens season

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With Art Basel’s aesthetic convergence set to open next week, where better than Palm Beach to stage a New Wave Art Weekend themed around inclusivity and immigration with lectures and exhibitions on both the East Side and the West Side, capped on Sunday afternoon by the opening of Beth Rudin DeWoody’s The Bunker Art Space... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Palm Beach Collectors & Collectibles

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In the beginning, Palm Beach’s winter hotel colony was photographed sitting in wheel chairs along the Jungle Trail, standing next to alligators, or posing in front of one of the island’s enormous trees. New York, Newport and London’s best-known photographers followed them to the remote barrier island where automobiles were banned until about... READ MORE
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South Florida Social Diary: Indian Summer @ Palm Beach & Miami

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During this past week the only more astronomical phenomena than the area’s high 80s-low 90s temperatures were Palm Beach County’s annual property tax assessments that arrived in the mail, especially Palm Beachers. Those with tax bills in excess of $500,000 probably took time to reflect on the barrier island’s pivotal milestones that elevated... READ MORE