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Palm Beach Social Diary: Garden Gold at Palm Beach

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Palm Beach Social Diary: Garden Gold at Palm Beach. Augustus Mayhew attends the Garden Club of Palm Beach’s Gold Leaf, a GCA Flower Show at The Society of the Four Arts. Ribbons, certificates, trophies, and just plain Beauty... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social Diary: 2019 GOG A GOGO Spring Disco Ball

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Down in Palm Beach, the season may be over but the beat goes on at the GOG (Gentlemen of the Garden) A GOGO Disco Ball hosted by Bob Eigelberger and Susie Phipps Cochran plus a tour of Eigelberger’s work in real estate development and preservation; and a look at Casa Phippsberger... READ MORE
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Palm Beach Social History: High Rollers: Gambling on Palm Beach

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We re-visit Augustus Mayhew’s High Rollers: Gambling on Palm Beach — a wondrous, fascinating history of another time and another world... READ MORE
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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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What to Wear to The Garden Club of Palm Beach House and Garden Day

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All aboard the big green bus for a unique discovery of sylvan spaces hidden by high and higher hedges of every tropical description and distinction. The Garden Club of Palm Beach House and Garden Day is held on the first Sunday in March, rain or shine. Those in the know have gotten their tickets early, […]... 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: 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 c... 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
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The Gilded Cage: Tragedy at Palm Beach

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“Men who club women and drag them by their hair,” were simply “clumsy, old-fashioned and unchic,” declared society referee Igor Cassini in his August 1949 syndicated column Cavemen in the Blue Book. Reflecting on the post-WW II era’s tolerance for domestic assault, the article’s perspective on “slaphappy lovebirds” and “the little... READ MORE
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The Coconuts! A Palm Beach Party History: 1920-2018

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“There is to be a Tropical Ball given by a group of young men styling themselves The Cocoanuts at the Country Club tonight …” — The Palm Beach Post, February 18, 1920, page seven. On December 31, 1991 at The Breakers Golf Club several Coconuts offered conflicting timelines when a local reporter asked them to […]... READ MORE

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