Archive for 'December,2011'

Tuesday Afternoons at The Breakers with Mr. Ponce

By Mark Gauert We catch up – barely – with 94-year-old James Ponce just before our 2 o’clock appointment in the hushed and polished North Loggia of The Breakers in Palm Beach. He’s chatting with the [...]

Why We Fall Silent Before Art

In the room with ceramics by Picasso, a man and woman lean close to whisper the question everyone has been wondering. “How much do you think these pots are worth?” the man says, nodding to a [...]

With Celebrity Photographer Brian Smith

With Celebrity Photographer Brian Smith

Miami photographer Brian Smith turns artist portraits into a tribute to the arts BY ELIZABETH RAHE Anne Hathaway arrived for the photo session with her hairstylist and makeup artist, two wardrobe changes, her favorite cupcakes for [...]

Sampling Coppola Wines

Fine new wines from a winemaker of note in another,unrelated field. By Mark Gauert I raise a glass of cabernet sauvignon, and try not to think of the man who made it. I can’t. I try to [...]

My Dinner with Mr. Clooney

I was nervous about my dinner with Mr. Clooney. He was a big star in this town, so well-known, so beloved. I was just a young editor, not long out of school, not known at all. [...]