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Palm Beach Social Diary Matters of Taste

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When I noticed the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair’s VIP Preview was supporting the Palm Beach Zoo and that the Art Miami-based fair was also presenting an exhibition […]... READ MORE
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America First: Howard Major at Palm Beach

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America First: Howard Major at Palm Beach Architect Howard Major was Palm Beach’s leading advocate for an American-based classical building style during the post-WW I boom when Spanish and Italian […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary Books, Birds & Art Studios

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The annual convergence at Palm Beach is underway. With The Four Arts Library closing in April for its much anticipated makeover, I stopped by Friday night’s final King Fling, at […]... READ MORE
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Aristocratic Artist: Albert Herter at Palm Beach

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Aristocratic Artist: Albert Herter at Palm Beach “Well, Albert Herter simply has no right to exist. To begin with, he was born to wealth and social position; he is handsome […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Mizner makeovers + Snowbirds at Wakohadatchee

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With few Addison Mizner-designed houses remaining in Palm Beach in some semblance of their original condition, this week I took advantage of the opportunity to visit Villa dei Fiori  (Addison Mizner, […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: Closing the Palm Beach season, season finale: Civic Association celebration + Neiman Marcus Luncheon

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Is there any better way to close a Palm Beach season than with a champagne brunch and a fashion show lunch? This past week the Palm Beach Civic Association (PBCA) […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary The Asphalt Jungle: Building History at Palm Beach

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Palm Beach’s patchwork network of roadways and eclectic ensembles of architectural styles were determined as much by episodic residential developments dividing estates into subdivisions as formulated by periodic trends, storms, […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary, Kenneth Noland at Palm Beach + Buccan kicks off PB Food & Wine fest + Holidays at Palm Beach

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Since opening a gallery in Midtown Palm Beach as a showcase for the works of her late husband, the renowned Color  Field artist Kenneth Noland, and his circle of 20th century […]... READ MORE
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Resort Life, Chapter XXXVIII: January 1970 – December 1970 Palm Beach + Boca Grande + Down East + Brittany + Ireland

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On New Year’s Day 1970, maestro Leopold Stokowski was visiting Palm Beach. Soviet ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin was due for a vacation at The Breakers. Dina Merrill and Cliff Robertson were put up at Mar-a-Lago. Alvin and Lilly Fuller were ensconced […]... READ MORE
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Resort Life, Chapter XXXIII: August – December 1967 Down East + Palm Beach + Naples + Virgin Islands

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By 1967, Brooke Astor had already made a name for herself.  Following her short-lived five-and-one-half year marriage to Vincent Astor, and his ensuing death in 1959, she spent the next more than four […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary Remaking History: Paris Singer & the Everglades Club, 1918-1932

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No matter how thorough Palm Beach’s past was documented, filtering fact from fiction can prove a daunting task to anyone interested in exploring the resort’s hybrid genre of reality. Time […]... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary Garden Club of Palm Beach preview party + Landmarks denies Episcopal church app + When Lillys bloomed

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The Garden Club of Palm Beach hosted a cocktail party preview for its biennial exhibition “From the Ground Up,” a Garden Club of America flower show, welcoming more than 250 […]... READ MORE

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