Archive for 'Departments'

The best gifts are not aways tied up in bows

The best gifts are not aways tied up in bows

By Mark Gauert After they received their medals from France last summer for their roles in the Liberation, after sodas and sheet cake to celebrate aboard the USS New York, I shared an elevator at Port [...]

100 years of fashion photography at Norton

100 years of fashion photography at Norton

The legendary publisher Condé Nast knew how to spot talent behind the camera lens. Photographers he helped launch into prominence through the pages of Vogue, Glamour, Vanity Fair and other magazines included such notables as Edward [...]

Setting a holiday mood in the dining room

Setting a holiday mood in the dining room

Christmas and Hanukkah are filled with ritual food as well as religious traditions. The cook often finds altering the menu is not possible – so what’s a creative person to do? Add a few new items [...]

Finding comfort and joy in interior design

Finding comfort and joy in interior design

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub For some of us, comfort translates into a large sectional sofa with a durable coffee table that allows us to prop up our feet. Others desire a large window seat for napping [...]

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

Home for holidays with designer Katia Bates

By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub Venetian-born Katia Bates, best known for her interior design of the former Versace Mansion on South Beach, sees Christmas as a time to gather family and make memories. Contessa Veneziana, her Mediterranean-style [...]

Broward College speaker series announced

Broward College speaker series announced

By Dave Wieczorek What could this group of diverse individuals – Doris Kearns Goodwin, Anthony Robles, Elizabeth Smart, Mark Halperin and Chris Berman – from across the country and the cultural spectrum possibly have in common? [...]

Winterfest president celebrates 20th Parade

Winterfest president celebrates 20th Parade

This year’s Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade is a special one for Winterfest President and CEO Lisa Scott-Founds: her 20th.  The Fort Lauderdale native started volunteering for Winterfest in 1987, joined the organization as corporate [...]

Another kind of face book, Palm Beach style

Another kind of face book, Palm Beach style

  What makes a great coffee table book? One with plenty of photos that start conversations. What makes it better? When it’s filled with famous faces from Palm Beach. Palm Beach People (powerHouse Books, $85) by [...]

Yesterday’s charms restored at The Colony

Yesterday’s charms restored at The Colony

The late Dorothy Draper, one of America’s best known and revered decorators, would have been delighted to see the spirit of her design aesthetic come alive in the $9 million renovation of The Colony, a boutique [...]