Movie Classics at the Paramount

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The landmarked Paramount Theatre

In 2002, town residents lobbied for an “old movie night” at the Paramount Theatre and packed the house on the very first night. After 15 years, the seasonal Paramount Theatre Movie Classics presentation continues to be a highlight for cinema fans who enjoy iconic films in an iconic setting. It’s a ministry of Paramount Church, which now occupies the one-time theater at 139 North County Road in Palm Beach.

Movies roll at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month from December through May. Most films are preceded by a half-hour concert, sing-along, or historical perspective of the evening’s film. Donations are appreciated, and help cover the cost of licensing and refreshments afterward.

This year’s films:

  • December 1: It’s Love I’m After with Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, and Olivia DeHavilland
  • January 5: The Last Time I Saw Paris with Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, and Donna Reed
  • February 2: Whipsaw with Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy
  • March 2: Lady Be Good with Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, and Ann Southern
  • April 6: The Young in Heart with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Janet Gaynor and Paulette Goddard
  • May 4: A Damsel in Distress with Fred Astaire, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Joan Fontaine

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Love to Give? Why, Yes. We Do.

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Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

We’ve gotten lots of gifts that also benefit worthy causes: Handmade bracelets from BeadforLife, a funky spatula from the “No Kid Hungry” collection by Williams-Sonoma, and this year we’re giving the fantastic and ever-practical Bombas socks.

Here on Worth Avenue, Neiman Marcus is the king of luxe gifts that give back. Through December 24, selections from its “Love to Give” collection will benefit youth arts programs nationwide, and sales from the Palm Beach store will help fund arts education at Palm Beach Day Academy.

There’s a little something for everyone, from toys to hostess gifts to ornaments and chocolates. We’re especially taken with the “O My Goodness Christmas Party Sweater Cookies” ($38).

What a sweet way to help young artists, musicians and dancers. Bravo!


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We Tree Kings

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Photos courtesy of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gallery

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It’s a lush holiday tradition, tucked away on the corner of Barcelona and Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach – the Festival of Trees at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gallery.

Trust us, it’s magic. Twenty-five professionally decorated trees line the garden’s pathways; you’ll wind your way through the festive forest once, twice, maybe three times, trying to take in every last detail. A choreographed light display illuminates two of Ann Norton’s gigantic sculptures and reflects into one of the garden’s many ponds. Schoolchildren play, dance and sing each evening. (We must express a particular fondness for the Joy Ringers Handbell Choir from Lake Park Baptist School; they’re on at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.)

This year’s theme? Celebrating Design through the Decades. This tenth staging of the event is meant to emphasize the importance of design through history, and we can’t wait to see how the interior designers, artists and florists interpret the theme in the tree designs they create.

Inside, Worth Avenue’s Holden Luntz Gallery is staging an exhibition titled Eye on Photography: A Survey of Contemporary Themes, which explores decades of design. Each room of the ANSG Gallery will feature photographs from a different era.

The festival runs from December 2-14, and is sponsored by Sentient Jet. Special events include:

  • Gala Evening in the Gardens (7-10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2): An elegant kick-off evening filled with music, dance, theatrical performances and amazing food provided by the some of the best restaurants in town. Purchase tickets here.
  • Children’s Gala (5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11): A night of merriment and surprises around every turn of the garden. Child-friendly refreshments for young visitors and their parents. Tickets are $40 per person for both adults and children.

Community Days are open to the public, and admission is $25 for adults ($15 for seniors and members), and $8 for children. The gardens are open from 6-8:30 p.m. from Saturday, Dec. 3-Saturday, Dec. 10 and from Monday, Dec. 12-Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Visit the Ann Norton Sculpture Gallery website to learn more and buy tickets, or phone (561-832-5328).


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Food. Wine. Go.

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Highlights from the 2015 Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival. (All images by LILA Photo)

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But all is not lost, if your mouth has begun to water. The annual Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival runs from Dec. 8-11 and there are plenty of delectable Palm Beach morsels to choose from:

  • PB Catch (7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8): Part of the sustainable seafood portion of the festival, this five-course dinner includes wine pairings and an open bar. Chefs include Anita Lo, George Mendes, Ken Oringer, and Aaron Black. $170 per person.
  • Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa’s Breeze Ocean Kitchen (9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10): This walk-around outdoor brunch will feature action stations from award-winning chefs Jose Mendin, Giogio Rapicavoli, Josh Thomsen, and Lee Wolen. Breakfast includes wine pairings and an open bar. $75 per person.
  • Palm Beach Grill (noon-2p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10):  For the first time, the iconic Palm Beach restaurant opens its doors for lunch, welcoming old and new patrons to a four-course luncheon from chef Andrew Schor. $99 per person.
  • Imoto (11 p.m.-late on Saturday, Dec. 10): Unwind with festival chefs and guests at this late-night soiree featuring Asian street food, sushi, and creative cocktails. Chefs Richard Hales and Clay Conley reunite in the kitchen for the first time in a decade. $99 per person.

And of course, there’s the $75 per person Grand Tasting, the centerpiece of the festival, held at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens from 5-9 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11. It brings together top restaurateurs, sought-after wines and spirits, celebrity chefs, live bands and DJs, and a fashion runway show under one giant roof. Participating restaurants include Angle, Breeze Ocean Kitchen, Chez l’Epicier, Cucina dell’ Arte, Echo, Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, Meat Market, Palm Beach Grill, PB Catch Seafood & Raw Bar, Sant Ambroeus, The Cooper, and The Regional Kitchen & Public House.


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Nailed It!

briefs-essie-breakersIt’s teal with just a hint of the blue-green Atlantic when the sun shines on it just so…

It’s “Sea You at The Breakers,” the brand-new nail polish color designed by Essie and available exclusively at The Spa at The Breakers. Bonus? Not only will you have tropical toes, but when you choose this color, you take the bottle home with you.

The Spa is open daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; call (877) 724-3188 to make a reservation or visit the website to see a menu of services.


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#GivingTuesday

11-29-2016Because our publisher, the Palm Beach Board of Realtors®, has a philanthropic connection with the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, today’s post isn’t about fashion, food or the arts.

It’s about some very, very good news from FloridaRealtors®: Homelessness continues to decline in the U.S., particularly among families with children, veterans and individuals with long-term disabilities. This promising news comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and is encouraging for anyone who works to end homelessness in Florida.

Why? Fifty percent of all homeless people live in only five states, with Florida ranking third behind California and New York. Florida had the largest drop in the total number of homeless individuals both last year and over a five-year span. HUD’s 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress found that 549,928 people nationwide “experienced homelessness” on a single night in 2016, a decline of 14 percent since 2010, the year the Obama Administration launched Opening Doors, a comprehensive strategy to prevent and end homelessness.

That’s still 549,928 too many. Visit this page on Giving Tuesday (November 29, 2016) – or ANY day – to help the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County.


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Happy Birthday to Me. Love, Lilly

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Photo courtesy of Southwest Airlines

Happy birthday, dear Lilly…

Earlier this month, Southwest Airlines and the team at Lilly Pulitzer partnered to celebrate what would have been Lilly’s 85th birthday. At Gate A3 in Baltimore, Palm Beach-bound passengers listened to music, nibbled coconut macaroons and watched one of Lilly’s artists creating a print before their eyes.

It got better. While boarding, in flight and upon arrival, passengers got gifts. Lots of gifts:

  • A predominantly pink tote. Very cute.
  • A beach towel, which we could have used today because the beach was perfect.
  • Playing cards.
  • Lip balm.
  • A $50 gift card (for travel, we believe).

We’re lime green with envy.


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