The third installment of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s speaker series attracted more than 165 people who came to hear Bob Vila on the topic of ‘Houses, Homes & Hemingway.’ John Blades, director emeritus of the Flagler Museum, interviewed Vila, who has appeared in a variety of home improvement shows in his 30-year career. Vila is helping with the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s estate in Cuba. On Jan. 9, the second Culture & Cocktails installment took place, featuring ‘Antiques Roadshow’ appraisers Nicholas Dawes and Kathleen Guzman. They spoke about heritage values and were interviewed by ‘Florida Weekly’ editor Scott Simmons. TOP: Nathan Slack, the council’s new chairman, watches as Immediate Past Chairman Bert Korman accepts a painting from President and CEO Rena Blades.
BOTTOM: (l-r) Kate Neumann Levine, Francee Ford, Lauren Daitch, Marlene Rosenberg and Mindy Helman-Levine.
Photos provided by Jacek Gancarz and Michiko Kurisu