Swinging Stars in Palm Beach

West Palm Beach is always a blast!

This week in particular, run but don’t walk down to Dramaworks on Clematis Street to see Jill and Rich Switzer perform their tribute to Peggy Lee – it might be sold out, but give it a try!

Jill & Rich

Another fun event is the Society of Four Arts on Saturday the 18th at 8 PM, live from the Metropolitan Opera at New York’s Lincoln Center is the Exterminating Angel – their productions are flawless from start to finish. It’s truly an amazing world class production.

Exterminating Angels

Movie pick of the week – Murder on the Orient Express, a perfect film for the entire family! Starring and directed by Kenneth Branagh, with a star studded cast including Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Penelope Cruz. Doesn’t get better than that! Check the paper for local listings.

Now showing in Palm Beach, FL

In the art department, I recommend seeing the Alex Katz show at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Unlike most of the exhibits where they show large paintings, they are showing 37 of his petite canvasses, painted between 1990 and 2013. It’s a fabulous show.

Vivien, by Katz

My charity pick of the week is Peppermint Bark & Brunch, to benefit the Tri-County Animal Shelter. Call them directly for further information! The event is on the 19th.

A fun event for a great cause.

Also on Sunday the 19th, between 2 PM and 5 PM at the Eissey Theatre, Legends Radio is sponsoring a wonderful concert of a new rising star – Ethan Bortnick. The critics are calling him the new Michael Buble! I’ll be there in the lobby to meet and greet everyone, and give you those fashion tips for the season.

Rising Star Ethan Bortnick

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.

Shop the Bonnie Roseman BLT Collection now: www.bonnieroseman.com

Feel good, and look even better!

-Bonnie

The Candy Apple, Spooky NYC

It’s Halloween this week, and wherever you are, have a spooky wonderful week!

Spooky NYC Halloween Festivities

New York City! The “City that Never Sleeps!” The Big Apple! It’s my last stop before heading back to West Palm Beach, and it’s a great place to visit if you haven’t experienced the hustle and bustle of such a Metropolitan city.

It’s hard to beat Central Park on a Sunday afternoon. Dozens of musicians, artists, and dancers, all free for the viewing, not to mention the ponds and trees in their fall-colored glory.

Central Park in Autumn

Of course Broadway is one of the highlights of being in the city, and I’m very fortunate to be able to see Hello Dolly this week as well as Dear Evan Hanson, which won all the top awards for Best Musical.

Two Broadway shows I highly recommend.

There are also a few small off Broadway shows that I want to let people know about. One is called I of the Storm, it’s at the Gym at the Judson. Desperate Measures at the York which is on 54th and Lexington, and Lonely Planet, which is on Theater Row. Those are just a few special off Broadway productions worth seeing.

Great selections for more enjoyable performances in NYC.

For more music in the city, we have Michael Masci who surprises us on Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel! He’s up from the West Palm Beach area – what a treat!

Michael Masci and Me

On Mondays, we have the Cast Party at Birdland with Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch, and a lot of Broadway surprises with so many people sharing their talent. What a great way to spend a Monday evening!

This is a fabulous show that you don’t want to miss!
So whether you’re strolling in your cashmere jacket here in New York, or you’re in your cotton and linen shirts in West Palm Beach, Florida, remember, it’s all about style.

 

See the full New York City Collection at www.bonnieroseman.com.

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 good, and look even better!

-Bonnie

Bonnie’s Buzz About Town: Washington D.C.

Bonnie’s Buzzing around the country this summer, and Bonnie Loves to Travel! I’ll be sharing with you all the wonderful spots in the United States, and what to do when you get there.

If you happen to be lucky enough to go to the nation’s capital in the month of June, Washington D.C. and the surrounding areas have a lot of fun activities.

A great event: Summer Escape: Mount Vernon. Enjoy local brews and eats and bluegrass music, along with beautiful lantern-lit views of the waterfront from 6PM until 9PM on June 9th and 10th. Call (703) 780-2000 for tickets, and contact George Washington’s Mount Vernon. It should be a wonderful event.

Have an evening out at George Washington's estate
Have an evening out at George Washington’s estate

June 9th through June 18th is the DC Jazz Festival! Venues include Yards Park, Howard Theatre, Kennedy Center, so much talent! Pat Metheny and much more! Call (855) 332 – 7767 for more information.

All that jazz in our nation's capitol
All that jazz in our nation’s capitol

The month of June brings about the 2017 AFI DOCS Film Festival! The American Film Institute puts together an international film fest with the leading documentaries from all over the country. Go to AFI’s website at www.afi.com for updates and scheduling.

AFI Film Festival in Washington DC
AFI Film Festival in Washington DC

A fun thing for the whole family: Truckeroo! Over two dozen food trucks getting together and serving everything from homemade cookies and milk to Vietnamese sandwiches. It’s near the Bullpen near Yards Park in Washington D.C. Free admission on June 16th from 11 AM until 11 PM.

Delicious recipes from all over the world
Delicious recipes from all over the world

Also on June 16th from 8 PM to Midnight, the National Geographic Museum has the Explorer Festival After Hours party in their courtyard, and free access to the Earth Explore exhibit. They’ll have food and music, and all kind of fun things going on. Sounds like so much fun!

Official Explorers After Party at the National Geographic Museum
Official Explorers After Party at the National Geographic Museum

Straight from Broadway to Washington, at the Jon F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, go see Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

A fabulous show, great for an evening out!
A fabulous show, great for an evening out!

The National Theatre is having the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent, Jonathan Larson’s classic play from Broadway from June 20th to the 25th. Call the theater at (202) 628 – 6161 for tickets.

I’m visiting my friend Victoria in Washington D.C. – she introduced me to Jonathan Larsen before Rent even went to Broadway!

Victoria & Bonnie
Victoria & Bonnie

Washington D.C. it hot this time of year, so cottons are best for staying cool. Pair a form-fitting tunic with one of our new leather Daniela Ortiz bags for a fresh summer look.

Daniela Ortiz handbags now available through Bonnie Roseman's BLT.
Daniela Ortiz handbags now available through Bonnie Roseman’s BLT.

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 good, and look even better!

-Bonnie

 

 

Marvelous May

There’s a lot to do in May in Palm Beach County! Things may slow down a bit, but it’s a chance to smell the roses…

On May 17th at 7 PM at the Eissey Campus Theatre it’s a jazzy kind of night. A Tribute to Santana is presented by Gyorgy Lakatos. Call 954-461-7577 for more information.

A great night out in West Palm Beach!
A great night out in Palm Beach Gardens!

If you like music of the 60s, go see Beehive at the Wick Theatre through May 14th. You’ll feel like dancing the “Twist!”

A fabulous tribute to 60s culture.
A fabulous tribute to 60s culture in Boca Raton.

West Palm Beach at the Waterfront has a schedule of wonderful free events. Clematis by Night features live music on Thursday, and on Friday May 12th you can see Screen on the Green, showing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, from 8 PM until 11 PM at the Waterfront Commons.

A great nighttime activity for the whole family.
A great nighttime activity for the whole family.

Baby Boomer Baby is now showing through May 28th at the PGA Art Center. Written and starring National Lampoon’s Tommy Koenig – should be hilarious and wildly entertaining!

The venue will be filled with booming laughter...
The venue will be filled with booming laughter…

Friday May 12th from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Hibiscus House in West Palm Beach is Tony Silver on guitar with his friend Joe Demko. They’ll be playing everything from acoustic to rock n’ roll and funk! A great place for music and munchies.

Great venue, great talent!
Tony Silver – great venue, great talent!

Monday nights at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton it’s Blues Night! Go and enjoy yourself, it will be wonderful entertainment. We look forward to seeing Mark Telesca, guitarist and singer, back at the helm in the fall to share his talent with us.

Good food, music and an all around great atmosphere.
Mark Telesca – can’t wait to see you singing and playing the blues.

My movie pick of the week: Richard Gere stars in Norman – the moderate rise and tragic fall of a New York fixer.

Richard Gere is great in anything.
Richard Gere is great in anything.

There’s a buzz in the art world this week: at the Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach off Worth Avenue, it’s Maynard Monrow’s exhibition of “Under the Influence.” It’s all about his work that is done with words.

A look at the Monrow exhibition.
A look at the Monrow exhibition.

Whether you’re a snow bird or you’re here to stay for the summer in Florida, it’s time to pull out those whites, pastels and lightweight clothing.

Showing off some of my favorite whites from the latest BLT Collection.
I am wearing a crisp white light blouse, keeping cool for the coming summer months – all clothing is from the latest BLT Collection.

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 good, and look even better!

-Bonnie

April Fun Brings May Sun

With April showers, there’s still a lot blooming here in Palm Beach County. May is right around the corner, and will be bringing in the flowers.

We’ve got Sunfest starting May 3rd for five days! Three stages, 50 bands – it’s an incredible festival and I look forward to it every year – especially the fireworks! Order your tickets now at sunfest.com.

Fun in the sun.
If you can’t be at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, it’s the next best thing!

Make your reservations early for Mother’s Day! On the 14th of May, Sandy Stewart will be swingin’ and singin’ at the Wick Dinner Theatre. Call (561) 995-2333 to find out more and reserve your spot!

Get there early to check out the costume museum in the theater!
Get there early to check out the costume museum in the theatre – an extra treat!

In Jupiter, at the Double Roads Tavern, we have some fun things happening this week. On Friday, April 28th it’s JazzyKazzy and the Badass Boys – they’ll be performing from 5:30 to 8 PM. Sunday afternoon, enjoy the CD release party for Marty Gilman & Friends from 5 o’clock until 9 PM. You’ll feel like you’re at the Blue Note in New York City! So many incredible jazz musicians, and a wonderful selection by Marty Gilman.

Not to be missed!
Not to be missed!

YWCA’s Pre-Derby Tea will be at the Chesterfield on May 4th at 2:30 PM. It’s a great cause, and you get a chance to wear your most creative hat. Tickets might already be sold out, but you can still donate to a wonderful organization.

My hat from last year's tea time.
Getting ready for the Kentucky Derby

Enjoy the Masterworks Chorus concert: An Afternoon with Vivaldi and Haydn, at the DeSantis Family Chapel on April 30th at 4 PM in West Palm Beach. You can buy tickets at the door, or get them online at masterworkspalmbeach.org.

Palm Beach Masterworks Chorus
Palm Beach Masterworks Chorus

Happiness Club is gathering May 1st at BICE Restaurant from 5 to 6:30 PM. Who doesn’t want to be happy? Come and have fun!

The Photographic Centre of West Palm Beach is having 20 photographers exhibit their works. This exhibition is called Photography of Place, and it’s showing through May 6th – always an interesting display of talent.

Slea Head by Alen MacWeeney.
Slea Head by Alen MacWeeney.

Movie pick of the week: Lost City of Z. It’s a riveting adventure that takes place in the Amazon.

A thrilling film, great for a date night idea.
The cinematography is amazing.

Mark your calendars for Friday May 5th, it’s A Night with Ballet Atlantica at The Box Gallery from 6 to 9 PM in West Palm Beach. It’s sure to be a night to remember – more details coming next week on the Buzz!

Mark your calendars for Ballet Atlantica.
Ballet Atlantica coming to The Box Gallery

As the snowbirds head up North, and people start to make travel plans, here are a few tips: Pack light, pack smart, and don’t forget to be stylish.

Pretty in pink - and blues too!
Be colorful, be bold, be beautiful.

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 good, and look even better!