Spring 2015


The Art of Wedding Couture
A new Luxury wedding gown design house has emerged, sweeping blushing brides off their feet with their intricately designed, yet wistfully carefree masterpieces. Isabelle Armstrong, based in New York City, focuses design aesthetic on extraordinary fabrics and unique draping techniques to create opulent designs in timeless silhouettes. Each gown is made with precise attention to detail with the highest quality of fabrics and materials, placing the Isabelle Armstrong Collection on the highest tier of wedding gown designers. Read more …

From Cuba With Love
Cuba has been caught in a time warp dating back to the 1950s. The cars, the buildings and people all suggest a simpler, less sophisticated time. I was strongly advised to travel light, carry lots of dollar bills, bring a first aid kit, and be careful what we say. Read more …

Harry Benson – Captures the essence of palm beach people with social writer Hilary Geary Ross
If it’s true that 90 percent of information sent to the brain is visual and that we process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, then legendary Scottish photojournalist Harry Benson’s portfolio is the ultimate history book, and he the most effective history professor. Read more  …

Adrienne Arsht–The Remarkable Woman Behind the Marquee Name
Miami fans of Broadway, opera and all things “live theater” know her name well. Adrienne Arsht, the $30 million namesake on Miami’s renowned performing arts center, she is widely known as a champion of the arts. A major donation from her helped transform the Lincoln Center’s facilities and public spaces, and another to the Kennedy Center established a musical theater fund that also carries her name. Read more …

Cirque De Soleil – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Now touring the United States, the Cirque du Soleil tale in which  time comes to a complete stop, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities transports the audience inside a fantasy world where everything is possible. Read more …

A Cocktail for Compassion
Any talented mixologist will tell you that the secret to making the perfect cocktail is an ideal combination of inspiration, perseverance, and focus. Philanthropist and founder of the wildly successful Celebrity Martini Glass Auction (CMGA), Brenda Melton, has shaken and stirred her ingredients to hone a heady concoction that delivers quite a punch. In February, her fund-raising event raised more than $500,000 in support of veterans’ organizations PAWS Assistance Dogs and the Collier County Honor Flight. Read more …

The Edible Inevitable Wit of Alton Brown
Alton Brown is not your typical cooking show host. The son of a media executive who owned a Georgia-based newspaper and radio station, Alton grew up an avid Boy Scout who dreamed of following in the steps of Jacques Cousteau. The eclectic young man loved riding motorcycles, strumming guitar, flying airplanes, eating sardines and his grandmother’s biscuits, and collecting cookbooks – some 2,000 volumes. Read more …




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