Monthly Archives: March 2016

  • March Madness

    I may not be in “New York, New York,” but it certainly felt like I was a few nights ago at The Kravis. Billy Stritch and Carole Bufford did a tribute to Kander and Ebb with Marissa Mulder! I really do live in a town that never sleeps…

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    Billy Stritch and Carole Bufford. 

    I attended the Cultural Council of Palm Beach’s Culture & Cocktails: Art & Architecture, featuring an interview with the director of the Hearst Foundation, Gilbert C. Maurer, and spotted my client wearing one of my designer jackets! Shirley Cowan looks fabulous as always, especially in leopard.

    People come from all over the world for our Palm Beach parties, and this time locals and visitors alike were lining the streets of West Palm Beach for the Evening on Antique Row. There were fabulous food trucks, amazing entertainment, and each antique filled boutique was serving tasty treats. Guests enjoyed exquisite artwork while listening to live music as they strolled up and down Antique Row.

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    Top: Shirley Cowan in BLT. Bottom: Bonnie, jazz singer Raquel, and her friend on ‘Antique Row.’

    On March 14th I watched Jill Switzer and her trio perform at her brand new CD Release Party at the Colony Hotel. I am so proud to have witnessed the expansion of her phenomenal singing career. She is not only generous with sharing her talent, but made sure her event was for a great cause – proceeds helped benefit the Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook. Rich Switzer was on piano and sax, Paul Shewchuk was on bass and Cielo Blue played on drums.

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    Bonnie with Ricki Margolis, Jill and Rich Switzer. 

    The fun didn’t stop there and the art and culture continued, to a ‘tea.’ I took a collage master class from world famous artist Bruce Helander, and created a piece I’m calling “Mad Hatters Tea Party.”

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    Bonnie and artist Bruce Helander. 

    I was also able to enjoy the culture of France without leaving Florida, thanks to a fundraiser for the Palm Beach Theater Guild. ‘Nights in Paris’ brought to life Paris’s historic and vivid arts and culture scene – it felt like we were at the Moulin Rouge. C’est magnifique!

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    Nights in Paris – The Opera, Salons and the Moulin Rouge

    As I march toward the end of the month, I’ll be enjoying the sweet sounds of the Kravis Pops Orchestra in the Dreyfoos Concert Hall, directed by Michael Feinstein on Wednesday, March 30th. I’ve known Michael since before he recorded his first album, and now he’s a multiple Grammy-award winner. I am so proud to witness all of his success, and call myself a friend and fan for so many years.

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    Bonnie and Michael Feinstein.

    As a big finish to all the March Madness, I’m lucky enough to see a comedian for the big finale. Just like her ‘pop’ George Carlin, I’m hoping Kelly Carlin live on Thursday the 31st will mean March will go out like a lion – since we’ll all be roaring with laughter!

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    Always remember my three Golden Rules to dress by:

    1. Build Your Wardrobe with classic pieces.
    2. Liven Your Wardrobe with fun novelty items.
    3. Tweak Your Wardrobe with touches of color.
     Feel confident whenever and wherever you go!

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