My Latin 101 and Latin 102 classes finally proved useful. The Palm Beach season has begun its annual philanthropic and social convergence amid streets cluttered with even more than ever concrete trucks and bulldozers. Just when I hear one more time that there really is nowhere else in the universe except Palm Beach, I see more lights are on at The Bristol condominium on West Palm Beach’s South Flagler Drive, the waterfall is tumbling, and a Jane Manus sculpture is installed under the portico. Could there be more PBers seeking relief from the spiraling buried utility line assessments ?
I feel ready for 2020, having found two suitable neckties at the Church Mouse.
13 November 2019 – 6 pm
3rd Annual Polly Jessup Series – Interior Design Lecture
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue
On the most blustery and rainiest of November nights, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach welcomed a gathering of its staunchest supporters to the 3rd Annual Polly Jessup Series for a Distinguished Interior Design Lecture honoring Jennifer Garrigues. Having honed her design skills, first as a fashion model for Christian Dior, James Galanos, Hanae Mori, and Jean Muir of London, she later combined it with a love of architecture and interiors at the New York School of Design. From her earliest projects at NYC’s Carlyle Hotel to her today’s client list of US CEOs and their counterparts abroad, Jennifer Garrigues, Inc. is a full-service design firm for residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. Congratulations Jenny!
11 November 2019 – 11 am
Veteran’s Day @ The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Artist Talk with sculptor Edwina Sandys
From Billionaires Row to South Flagler Drive
Among the scaffolds and concrete trucks
Via Flagler nears completion; lights out for Testa’s
13 November 2019
Reception at Pat Nix’s Studio
Despite the rain and offshore winds, artist Pat Nix opened her historic apartment in the Worth Avenue Glenn Hodges building to host a reception for visiting museum director Howard Taylor of the San Angelo Museum of Art.
La Goulue at Palm Beach
Royal Palm Way at County Road
Of all the places in the world …
I finally stopped along I-75 near Gainesville to explore the wonders at Micanopy, a Central Florida landmark located near where author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings encamped and wrote her Pulitzer Prize book Cross Creek. On a walk down Main Street, I was snowed by the the museum-quality fashion artifacts at the Winters Past boutique (“Our business is mostly online and the rents here are reasonable”). Lunch at The Yearling Restaurant entertained by a flavorful blues guitarist and dazzled by a sour orange pie. With the temperature 100F + or -, my visit to Rawlings’ Old Florida cottage was brief.