Twinkle, Twinkle

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Images courtesy of Graff Diamonds

In February, we featured Graff Diamonds’ Worth Avenue store on our cover. We thought we’d show you what’s inside

  • Beaded Sapphire Tassel Necklace: More than 600 carats of sapphires and 44 carats of diamonds in a double-stranded statement piece capped with a 7.01 carat emerald cut sapphire.
  • Infinity Earrings: Inspired by the night sky and incorporating diamonds and precious gemstones of various sizes, as if brilliant sparks shed by a falling star.
  • Diamond Dragonfly Brooch: 76 carats of white and yellow diamonds, configured with such life that one expects the dragonfly to take wing.

Visit the Palm Beach store at 221 Worth Avenue. Graff has store locations worldwide, including Geneva, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Tokyo.


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Save the Jaguars. (No, Palm Beach. The Other Kind.)

5K. As in, “Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty.”

Big catsAs in, the Palm Beach Zoo’s Big Cat Race Series, to raise funds to help sustain the dwindling populations of jaguars, panthers and now, tigers. With fewer than 250 Malayan tigers left in the wild, proceeds from the May 20 Stacey Konwiser Memorial 5K will help support the zoo’s partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society at Endau Rompin National Park in Malaysia.

The starting gun goes off at precisely 7:30 a.m., and the course takes runners directly past the habitat where the zoo’s two tigers live.

Registration includes zoo admission and three half-price discount coupons for friends and family members to cheer for you and explore the zoo for the day.

Visit the event site to learn more about registration, prizes and packet pickup.


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The Great Give

Philanthropy doesn’t end just because Season does. On May 17, you can make a real difference without ever donning a ball gown or getting out your tuxedo.

Great GiveThat’s the day of The Great Give, a 24-hour online giving event designed to raise money for 415  nonprofits all across Palm Beach and Martin counties. It’s a chance for charitable organizations to gain exposure to new donors, and for people in our region to raise money for local projects serving local people.

Every gift can be earmarked for one (or more) of the participating non-profits, and will be multiplied with funding from a bonus pool raised by the United Way of Palm Beach County. There are clever hourly prizes awarded throughout the day, including:

  • 3 a.m. Witching Hour: Awarded to the non-profit with the most unique donors by 3 a.m.
  • 9 a.m. Green Hour: Awarded to the environmental organization with the most unique donors during the hour.
  • 6 & 7 p.m. Happy Hour: Cash prize awarded randomly.

Donations can be made through The Great Give website or by calling 1-844-GIVE-DAY from midnight to midnight on Wednesday, May 17.


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Bike Palm Beach

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The Palm Beach Lake Trail runs about 6 miles along the Intracoastal.

May is National Bike Month.

When you have the oceanfront and the Lake Trail, there’s really no reason not to celebrate. Frankly, we can’t think of a nicer way to start the day than to hop on a cruiser and tool down to some nice little breakfast spot before the day starts to heat up. Or if you’re not into early mornings, take a picnic to Bradley Park and follow with an evening ride along the lake to watch the sun set.

What’s that? Your wheels need a little TLC? Palm Beach has two shops ready to care for the bicycle you already have or put you on a new one:

If you more bikes than you know what to do with, consider donating one or two to Jack the Bike Man, at 2406 Florida Avenue in West Palm Beach, who repairs and rehabs used bikes for underprivileged children and adults.


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Mission Commander

This Friday, the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches takes an unprecedented step: The keynote speaker at the 34th Annual Women in Leadership Awards Luncheon is a man.

Captain Mark Kelly

Photo courtesy EWPB

This year, EWPB welcomes Capt. Mark Kelly, decorated American astronaut and husband of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Since the 2011 assassination attempt that robbed Giffords of facile speech, Kelly has bridged the gap in sharing the couple’s message of patriotism, perseverance, and dedication to work and family.

And so Kelly is a fitting voice for the EWPB’s mission and vision: To empower women to succeed and lead, and to be the voice that inspires integrity, equality and leadership in the workplace and in our community.

The Women in Leadership Awards recognize Palm Beach area women who have sustained outstanding accomplishments and displayed generosity of spirit, commitment to integrity and diversity, and genuine connectedness with others.

Honorary event chair this year? Palm Beach Board of Realtors member Virginia Spencer, general manager of Illustrated Properties since 1998 and a longtime advocate for girls’ and women’s organizations.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Kravis Center. For tickets and to see a list of the 2017 Women in Leadership Award nominees, visit the EWPB website. Proceeds benefit the Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation.


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Sweet Tea Time

Flagler Mother's Day

Photo courtesy of the Flagler Museum

We know the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum as a celebration of the Gilded Age – that period between the Civil War and World War I, when U.S. population and industry boomed, a handful of men became very rich, and their homes reflected it. Important things were invented: The telephone. The light bulb. Coca-Cola.

And Mother’s Day, in 1914. So, for many years the museum’s Café des Beaux-Arts has hosted a very special Mother’s Day Tea for mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, aunts, and other lovelies. The menu includes finger sandwiches, scones, sweets and the Museum’s own Whitehall Special Blend™ tea.

You may reserve for either of two dates: Saturday, May 13 from 11:30-2:30, and Sunday, May 14, from noon-3 p.m. Tickets include prix fixe tea, museum admission, taxes, gratuity and a corsage for each mother.


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