Enchantment Awaits at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

 

Each year our frostbitten neighbors from the North must brave the icy winters with drippy noses, chattering teeth and chapped hands. Come February, when the cold finally breaks their spirit, they book their trips and spend a day traveling – taking trains, planes and automobiles – to reach their mecca: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, where they can worship the sun while spoiling themselves rotten.

But for those lucky enough to already live in paradise, the five-star, Five Diamond resort is a playground right in our own backyard.

Here’s what the ladies who lunch, the CEOs and celebs already know: Four Seasons is the perfect place for the family to enjoy a Sunday brunch, for the two of you to relish in a romantic dinner, or for enjoying a little “me time” at the Spa. More…


Jonathan T’s: The Modernization of a Modern Salon

 

The owner of Jonathan T’s Salon in Palm Beach Gardens prides a prominent portion of his business on a particular product line. He shows it by wearing a sleekly subtle lapel pin on his collar that, in shiny gold letters, reads “Scruples.”

The Minnesota maker of haircare solutions and hair-color systems wooed Yanni Pishos when a small group of executives visited their southeast Florida district and set up a meeting with the hairdressing hierarch along with his wife and business partner Maria. The pair went to dinner with Scruples Co-President Mia Liguori McHugh and others, to learn more about this 32-year-old company that’s on a mission to empower hair professionals by providing them with high-quality items. More…


On Stage: Justin Reynolds – Live and Unplugged

 

In the same breath, Justin Reynolds may be described as a humble perfectionist, a black belt in Karate, a singer, dancer, choreographer and writer. This former student at Pope John Paul II High School in Boca Raton is a man of a tender age (22), yet arguably a renaissance man preparing for a new journey in a “don’t call it a reality show” reality TV production. He’s mugged faces on a movie set with Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, and shares pinky handshakes with his mother Christine, who also acts as his manager. He treasures timeless music of all genres and the pantheon of artists who produced it. He’s equally at home discussing his atypical sleeping habits as he is his music and his future. He shared all that and more with PBG Lifestyle Magazine on the eve of his latest project. More…


Art Is Just the Start: Meet the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

 

It’s no easy task to promote a chunk of Florida that stretches from Riviera Beach all the way to Tequesta.

This challenging charge is more than just offering information and pamphlets to tourists and newcomers, as was prevalent with the Chambers of Commerce of days gone by. Today it also means helping to develop our area’s business and industry growth, a mission that is vital to local stability and security.

And that’s exactly what the staff of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce strives to accomplish on a daily basis. More…

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Forget James Bond with his 007 license to kill – nearly 30 of the nearest and dearest Resource Depot supporters were recently granted their “license to party” as they celebrated at a James Bond-themed kickoff party for the coming eighth annual Evening for the Earth, which will take place March 13.

The kickoff event was just a way for supporters to whet their appetites as the main event will also be Bond-inspired.

Guests were treated to refreshments, raffle prizes and a hot game of Bond movie/Resource Depot trivia, emceed by Kenny Mikey of Page Turner Adventures. Party-goers also enjoyed not one but two video productions, the first featuring some talented Resource Depot staffers, while the second featured Reann, a young girl who shared her passion for recycling. More…


Ilana's-blog-79If your love of photography led you to major in the art, you’re eligible to apply for the FOTOfusion Scholarship, offered by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

Although the application process is closed for this year’s scholarship, the 2016 FOTOfusion application will open in September, Heather Storm, the marketing and events coordinator at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, said in an email. This year’s application was open to college students as far south as Miami-Dade County and as far north as Palm Beach County, and next year it will be available nationwide.

Unfortunately, high school students interested in photography cannot apply until they are in college, but they can receive community service hours if they attend Palm Beach Photographic Centre events and share the programs as a Social Media Street Team, Storm said. More…


Patricia's blog 466Artists are complex individuals. The more prolific they are, the more complex they and their artwork seem to become. Patricia Nix is no exception to this rule. She is an extraordinarily exceptional contemporary artist who falls under the category of “iconic,” not only for the sheer volume of work she has produced over the years, but because of it as well. Whether it be totem poles, boxes, icons, boxes or altars, Nix has spent a vast part of her career collecting what might otherwise be considered the rummage sale of life and somehow managed to make complete artistic sense of discarded items as she assembled them into complex, layered stories that are reflective of our complicated, whimsical, interesting and sometimes compartmentalized lives. No detail is spared and her process is painstaking and deliberate.

A true southern belle who was raised in Texas, Nix realized her artistic gift early and has been sharing it since she was a toddler. She positioned herself as a keen protagonist in the development of late 20th century painting, becoming a major force in the post-WWII contemporary art scene alongside some of the most famous names that are associated with it: Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, de Kooning, Hockney and Warhol, to name a few. It should come as no surprise that her art (which some say “defies description”) is a magnet and highly coveted by serious collectors from all over the world. What has been surprising though is that until now, her work has never been presented as a retrospective. Patricia Nix: An Icon of American Art is currently on view at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens through Feb. 8, 2015.

If every life tells a story, every piece of Nix’s art is like an epic movie. Her studio is filled with numerous works in various stages of completion, study, renovation or complete overhaul. Hours go by with Nix working in a fugue state as she feverishly puts together intricately detailed storylines and messages using just the right objects. Some have patiently waited for years to make it into one of her pieces. After what may have been decades, like her retrospective, they finally find their way home. If you want to see a broad and definitive example of art that is meant to move you, see Nix’s retrospective before it moves out of the Gardens.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens are located at 253 Barcelona Rd. in West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.ansg.org.

 


Saturday, Jan. 17 served as one of the most important days for Pérez Art Museum Miami. The Art of the Party fundraiser, presented by Louis Vuitton, captured the essence of style, class and modern sophistication. This unrivaled event has previously captured the attention of celebrities such as Marc Anthony and Elle Macpherson.

The evening, separated into three distinct showcases, provided exquisite entertainment for everyone that attended. The “Chef’s Table” served up an out-of-this-world four-course dinner created by Chef Thomas Troisgros underneath the museum’s charming east terrace. Prior to dinner, guests were able to mingle during cocktail hour in the Podhurst Lobby and Lobby Terrace. More…


A not so funny thing happened on the way to Stuart’s historic Lyric Theatre renovation. When the esteemed landmark closed its doors last May for what was supposed to be a $1 million “facelift” that included updated seating, new carpeting, smoothed out walls, better entrances with more light and relocated, modernized box offices, it was discovered that many of the columns (which were originally built using river water and river sand) that have held up the nearly 100-year-old theatre were also in need of replacement. A total of $1.5 million later with often 50 people working at a time, the Lyric reopened in November as planned.

“It’s been an interesting year,” muses John Loesser, executive director of the Lyric. “With the fundraising campaign (which will continue through July to shoulder the additional costs) we managed to get the theatre completed and structurally sound, improve the sound system, pay off the mortgage, and open up in November on schedule. More than 90 percent of the work was done for the audience to make it more comfortable and beautiful (including a new Steinway piano). More…