Bonnie’s BLT in Full Bloom

Spring is in full bloom here in Palm Beach, and so is the cultural scene this month, packed with music, art and fashion events, as abundant as the gorgeous flowers!

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I am in love with Mother Nature!

It was a treat to go to the Coral Springs Museum and view Yuroz’s new works on canvas. I am always inspired by nature when it comes to my fashion designing, so it was amazing to see an artist’s use of color with Nature as the subject! Thank you to Lauri Welteroth for introducing me to this talent and to Bruce Helander for putting on such a fabulous exhibit of new works by Yuroz at the Coral Springs Museum.  Don’t miss this show, ending May 28th.

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Yuroz Exhibition – Coral Springs Museum

The Culture and Cocktails series ended on a high note, musically speaking!  Three top pianists of the cabaret world, David Crohan, Copeland Davis and Wayne Hosford, performed in fine form on instruments that were each a work of art.

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Culture & Cocktails

‘Shocking pink’ is the sizzling HOT color for Spring! If you’re ready to be ‘pretty in pink,’ see the latest BLT wardrobe pieces in beautiful shades of primrose and rouge.  There’s sure to a hue to compliment your coloring.

For those of you not in Palm Beach, try “video styling,” with me.  Using FaceTime or Skype, I can help you with your wardrobe needs remotely, at your convenience.  Take a look at all the treasures in my studio that will enhance and update your spring outfits. Need something to complete an ensemble?  If I don’t have what you need in stock, I will have it made for you in just the right color and size!

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Pretty in Pink

 

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.
 
Love,
 
-Bonnie

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!

Bonnie is Cheering in the New Year!

Cheers to good food, great friends, and a fabulous life!

For this year’s holiday celebration, my sweetheart and I went to the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. I wore my party dress and necklace from the BLT collection for our evening out to ring in the New Year.

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The Royal Room presented the Switzer Trio live, featuring Jill and Rich. Their jazzy beats had the whole room tapping their toes!

The headliner of the night was ten time Tony Award Winner Tommy Tune, and he really tapped his toes! His charismatic voice and storytelling carried us all the way to the New Year countdown.

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Wishing you a fashionable and fabulous 2016 with lots of love and good health!
xoxo – Bonnie

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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!

Art & Style

Even though I’m on island to share my treasures  of clothing and accessories, I embrace everything this enchanting island has to offer. I delight in attending art shows that feature up and coming as well as established artists, learning more about sustainability and local food, listening to lectures on interior design, and watching the fantastic comedy shows.
Recently, Audrey Sterk Gallery  featured art by Kerry Irvine. Her prints are beautiful. Her designs would make amazing scarves that we could all wear.
Audrey Sterk Gallery
Fine Artist Kerry Irvine

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Finding the Piece to the Puzzle

After coming to Nantucket for twenty summer seasons, I’m proud to be part of the community, and want to give something back to this island. I enjoy taking part in many charitable endeavors to make this magical spot better for everyone who calls this place home.

Walking for a good cause feels like wearing a pair of comfortable shoes. It’s satisfying, and you feel like with every step you’re getting closer to the finish line of finding a cure. It was a beautiful day in Nantucket for the Autism Speaks Walk. I’m proud to march for such a wonderful cause.

Autism Speaks Walk, Nantucket, August 2015.
Autism Speaks Walk, Nantucket, August 2015.

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