So many Boys’ Club New York supporters are either wintering south or were willing to travel for today’s (Thursday, February 10th) fashionable affair at Club Colette in Palm Beach.
Philanthropically-minded friends naturally flock to celebrate the historic organization, founded in 1876 by E.H. Harriman as a place of refuge from the perilous city streets.
Today, 147 years later, Harrimans prescient vision remains resolute. BCNY offers high quality after school and weekend programming specifically developed to empower young men and boys on their journey.
The rich programs are guided by BCNY’s 4Cs: Competent, Confident, Character-rich, and Connected. These tenets are held dear and threaded through the curriculum whether art, robotics, cooking, career prep, aquatics, or vigorous sports activities.
In just a few hours, attendees and devotees of design will enjoy the good company of Stellene Volandes, Editor-In-Chief of Town and Country, engage in a lively conversation with noted Interior Designer, Alessandra Branca.
Recently Hilary and I discussed how luncheon fashion has changed, post Covid. Structured suits and sheaths have given way to a more relaxed silhouette, especially in Palm Beach. We were inspired by Veronica Beard’s collection which perfectly captures the joie de vivre of the times. Midi lengths are here to stay (for now) and are a joy to wear with their flattering flow, and a pretty platform mule for added height. Bags of substance remain a sought after accessory for the chic set. Here VB has partnered with Wicker Wings and Hereu, two brands with an artisanal story to share.
Hilary’s lifetime presence in PB, gives her a fashionable edge here: With the luncheon being held in Palm Beach, I immediately thought color — and these dresses fit the bill. I must have Valentine’s Day on my mind as I was drawn to pinks and reds. A pretty neutral shoe and a stand-out bag finish the look.
The luncheon will fund programming including Harriman Base Camp where the boys overnight in summer, enjoying an adventure in the great outdoors while focusing on community building, creating shared experiences, wilderness exploration and self-discovery.
We had the opportunity to visit the camp last spring, where naming opportunities are still available!