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Philadelphia in Palm Beach, Part I

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We are taking today off to continue to optimize the back end of the new site. In the meantime, please enjoy Part 1 of Augustus Mayhew’s series on Philadelphian Ellen Glendinning (first published on these pages in 2011), who kept an extensive diary where she recorded and photographed the life around her family and friends; a chronological scrapboo... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary $59 million Palm Beach estate sale to benefit Columbia University

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Although Columbia University will probably not confer an honorary doctorate to the real estate agent that sells its Palm Beach Midtown $59 million property, the fortunate broker might instead reap a $1+ million commission check. With CU’s scholarship program the designated beneficiary from the sale of the late John Kluge’s Palm Beach enclave,... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary Hearts, Flowers & True Love: A Palm Beach Wedding Diary

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Palm Beach divorces make for breathless headlines, their every detail etched into the public record by vigilant court stenographers. The town’s weddings don’t attract the same spotlight. By the time some land on Palm Beach, taking that first quick-step around an Ocean Boulevard ballroom, their white-dress-walk-down–the-aisle may be but a hazy... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

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Finally at long last the temperature in Palm Beach is seasonally warm, 70 degrees or more … and all I can say is whoopee! In fact it is just perfect down here, clear, sunny, and toasty warm with no humidity. Let me tell you, we are all thrilled not to be shoveling snow up north! Well, Palm […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary

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The Campus on the Lake program at The Society of The Four Arts is celebrating Palm Beach’s Centennial and The Four Arts’ 75th Anniversary with a four-part lecture series, “The Shaping of Palm Beach,” generously sponsored by The Private Client Reserve of U. S. Bank. Each lecture is $20 and will be held at 3 […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary The Great, the Grand & the Great-Grands

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With real estate sales of note appearing to be on a holiday hiatus, I wandered over to Bradley Park Saturday morning for the momentous kickoff of the Centennial Commission’s marathon of events commemorating the Town of Palm Beach’s 100th anniversary. There is nothing like a tent in Bradley Park to draw a crowd. And though […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Another Look at Lost Palm Beach

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“We were so young and gay then and we thought we had all the money in the world. It will be sad if the great houses vanish and the Mizner period becomes only a memory and part of Palm Beach’s past rather than its present.” — Billie Burke Despite the heart-felt sentiment, many of the Mizner […]... READ MORE
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Envisioning Palm Beach: The Addison Mizner Collection at The Society of the Four Arts

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Architect Addison Mizner’s extensive library, volumes that span three centuries, and his design diaries — scrapbooks filled with sketches, watercolors, photographs and ephemera — are noteworthy aspects of the decorative arts collections at The Society of the Four Arts, reflecting Mizner’s influential status as a professional architect and... READ MORE
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Garden Grandeur endures at Casa Phippsberger

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In Palm Beach, where escapist landscapes borrowed from English rose gardens, French parterres, Spanish cloisters and Tuscan courtyards amplify the surreal allure of streets lined with imported architectural facades, Casa Phippsberger’s tropical splendor is a welcome relief, a six-acre sanctuary inspired by the barrier island’s own natural histo... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary real estate round up: Billionaires bubble; Farish house for sale

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Palm Beach’s social orbit, the seasonal centrifuge of galas, gowns and guest lists, is in full spin just as the island’s real estate juggernaut may be showing signs of a slowdown, possibly triggering a greater threat to the Palm Beach whirlwind than if the whiteflies decimate the resort’s signature ficus hedges. Although the town’s commerc... READ MORE
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The Palm Beach Social Diary

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The Palm Beach Social Diary. Raced back down to Palm Beach from New York, but this time not such an easy trip as I had to hop on and off the plane, like a bunny. Just before take off, Delta called us back to the terminal and dragged all the passengers off to “inspect” the plane. […]... READ MORE

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