January 2019 Blog Posts (131)

Les Girls of Palm Beach: Ocean Club of Florida, Ocean Ridge — Dec. 1

Les Girls of Palm Beach, a group of multinational women who have met for the past 46 years to foster friendship and understanding and exchange ideas among various cultures, enjoyed a holiday gala in Ocean Ridge. Henya Betras, Andree Dowling and Carlene Kolbe organized the event. ABOVE: (l-r) Sophia Isaac…

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Woman Volunteer of the Year Luncheon: Boca Raton Resort and Club — Nov. 16

Jeannette DeOrchis won the annual Junior League of Boca Raton award from a field of 50 nominees recognized for their charitable endeavors. DeOrchis volunteers for Delray Beach-based Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse.  ‘Every year, we are inspired by the accomplishments and…

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Palm Beach Opera season-opening celebration: Private home, Manalapan — Nov. 30

Henry and Marsha Laufer welcomed opera supporters and guests into their residence to usher in the new season. The evening featured a three-course dinner and an intimate recital. Scheduled performances this year include La Traviata, running Jan. 25-27, Don Giovanni, running Feb. 22-24, and Die Fledermaus, running March…

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Caridad Center gala reception: Renato’s Palm Beach — Dec. 3

Friends, patrons and special guests cheered the Caridad Center’s 30th year of service in Palm Beach County and its Call to Heart Ball fundraiser, set for Jan. 26 at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa. Throughout the evening, amid the colorful gardens and low-lit ambiance on the outdoor patio, supporters mixed and mingled…

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Bloom Luncheon: Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club, Boca Raton — Nov. 1

More than 200 supporters of the Food for the Poor nonprofit attended the inaugural affair, which was highlighted by a Neiman Marcus fashion show and an inspiring talk from Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the Birkin, the story of her pursuit of a coveted handbag. Proceeds will benefit the charity’s Angels of…

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Baby Jesus Shower and Luncheon: St. Lucy Catholic Church, Highland Beach — Dec. 11

The church’s Council of Catholic Women put on a philanthropic affair to celebrate children during the weeks leading up to Christmas. More than 90 guests collected hundreds of articles of clothing for infants, as well as stuffed animals and toys. The items were donated to Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach’s…

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Coalition Cup charity golf tournament: The Seagate Country Club, Delray Beach — Nov. 2

Blue skies and manicured greens were the perfect backdrop for the Child Rescue Coalition’s second links event, which attracted more than 70 golfers and raised $46,000 to help its mission: rescuing youths from sexual abuse. Attendees enjoyed cocktails and a barbecue buffet while bidding on…

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Holly House Luncheon: Benvenuto, Boynton Beach — Dec. 4

ABOVE: First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach creatives had a fun time at the annual affair, which featured a Holly House interpretation of The Night Before Christmas with a mermaid and an elf. Marie Buss’ story about hands reminded guests how important their hands are. Suzanne…

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Pay it Forward: Comedian Cory Kahaney to headline Laugh With the Library

Chiara Clark and Jennifer Schmuckler, co-chairwomen for Laugh With the Library, look at comedian Billy Crystal’s 2013 book about his turning 65 that year. Tim Stepien/The Coastal Star

By Amy Woods

The 13th installment of…

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Dining: Boca Raton’s Union 27 makes foray into membership option

Union 27’s dining spaces reflect a ‘beach chic’ ambiance.

By Jan Norris

A social dining club, with paid membership, opened quietly in Boca Raton in October. Union 27 aims to be the hot spot in east…

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The Plate: Pitch-perfect pasta

The Place: Mario’s Osteria, University Commons, 1400 Glades Road, #210, Boca Raton; 239-7000 or www.mariososteria.com

The Price: $16…

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