Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County 25th Annual Old Bags Luncheon Silver Jubilee Brings Star Power to Raises Funds in Support of Local Needs

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Tommy Hilfiger, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger (Photo credit: BFA / Michelle Kammerman)

The Center for Family Services Palm Beach County held its signature fundraiser, The Old Bags Luncheon at The Breakers Palm Beach yesterday.  This year honored 25 years of the beloved event that will celebrate a Silver Jubilee in grand style.  Among the honorees at this year’s luncheon was Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger with a keynote speech by Martha Stewart.

Notable attendees included: Martha Stewart, Dee Ocleppo Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Quirantes (Emcee, CBS 12), Todd L’Herrou, Ellen Vaughan, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Ramona Singer, Jean Shafiroff, Fernando Wong, Robin Gillen, Tim Johnson, Robin Gillen and Tim Johnson (Event Chairs), Diane Smith and Tammy Pompea (Honorary Chairs), Alyssa D. Quinlan (CEO, Freeman’s Hindman Auction), Karen Swanson, Sonja Stevens, Arlette Gordon, Lois Pope, Kathryn Vecellio, Marie Unanue,  Allison Nicklaus, Barbara Nicklaus, Sarah Wragge, Claire Florence, Karen Rich, Michelle Russell Johnson, David Handy, Donald Dallaire.

About The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. 

Since 1961, The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. has embraced the philosophy that families should be the center of the community and the center of every family should be a healthy connection. The Center provides innovative programs that meet the changing and growing needs of individuals, families, and children in the community with their resources and social service programs. The Center for Family Services is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation and accredited by Nonprofits First for Excellence in Nonprofit Management. 

Martha Stewart (Photo credit: Capehart)
Atmosphere (Photo credit: BFA / Michelle Kammerman)
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Atmosphere (Photo credit: BFA / Michelle Kammerman)

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This Week’s Best Sellers

Welcome to this week’s roundup of the hottest fashion trends and must-have items! As we dive into the latest style sensations, we’re thrilled to unveil the top-selling pieces that have been flying off the shelves. From stunning dresses to classic jeans, stylish shoes and boots, and chic handbags, this week’s best sellers promise to elevate your wardrobe with flair and sophistication. Join us as we explore the fashion favorites that are capturing hearts and turning heads across the style spectrum. Click on the descriptions below for more information or to purchase items.

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PXG New Rochelle to Host Free “Yoga for Golfers” Session with Westchester-Based Yoga Instructor Cindy Fritz

PXG has announced a special event exclusively for golf enthusiasts – a free yoga session for golfers, guided by the popular Westchester yoga instructor Cindy Fritz of Cindrew Sanctuary. This interactive event, tailored specifically to enhance a golfer’s performance, will be held at PXG’s New Rochelle location at 100 Nardozzi Place.


Event Details:

Location: PXG, 100 Nardozzi Place, New Rochelle, NY

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 PM

Instructor: Cindy Fritz

Cost: Free


In the one-hour session, Sanctuary will demonstrate and guide golfers through a series of movements designed to help: 

  • Improve balance in both mind and body
  • Enhance core stability
  • Increase range of motion providing more flexibility in the spine
  • Build awareness of muscular imbalances
  • Improve mental focus

Cindy Fritz is a certified Vinyasa yoga instructor and will bring a decade of experience as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this session. Trained at Quest Yoga Arts in Mt. Kisco, she began her teaching career by developing a ‘Wellness in the Workplace’ program while working as a mid-level manager for a large insurance company. She also teaches Kids, Chair, and Restorative Yoga and recently completed her meditation training, further enriching her holistic approach to wellness.

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Fritz’s teaching style focuses on mindfulness and alignment, integrating breath with dynamic movement. Known for encouraging playfulness and curiosity in her classes, she specializes in private, couples, and corporate yoga programs. Together with her husband, Andrew, a Reiki Master and Numerologist, they co-founded Cindrew Sanctuary Healing Arts & Practices in South Salem, NY. 

This free yoga session at PXG New Rochelle is an excellent opportunity for golfers to experience how Fritz’s approach to yoga can enhance their golf game, focusing on improved balance, core stability, and mental focus – essential elements for both golf and daily life.

Participants should bring their yoga mats or a large towel and are encouraged to reserve their spots quickly as spaces are limited. For more information and registration, visit  

About PXG:

PXG is committed to providing outstanding golf equipment and apparel, standing at the forefront of innovation, performance, and style in the golf industry. PXG continues to offer exceptional experiences and products for golfers at every skill level. Learn more at  

February Fashion Week With Stylist Lisa Chambers

Welcome to the glamorous world of fashion as we delve into the exhilarating atmosphere of the February 2024 Fashion Week, where creativity meets luxury in an unprecedented showcase of style. This year, the spotlight shines brightly on the illustrious collaboration with renowned luxury stylist Lisa Chambers, whose visionary touch promises to redefine sartorial elegance and push the boundaries of haute couture. As fashion enthusiasts and industry insiders gather in anticipation, the runway awaits unveiling a mesmerizing fusion of innovation and sophistication, setting the stage for a memorable extravaganza that celebrates the essence of chic refinement and timeless allure. Get ready to immerse yourself in a captivating journey through the latest trends and mesmerizing designs that embody the epitome of elegance and glamour.

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Can you share with us some of the standout trends you’ve observed during Fashion Week Feb 2024?

Wearability was an essential component in all the runway collections. There were very few moments of looking at an outfit or dress and saying, where in the world would I go in that? Designers didn’t shy away from furs, leathers, and other natural fibers as they did in years past, although I wouldn’t say it was a ‘Mob wife’ or overdone aesthetic. 

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Many of the shows had women in lower-heeled shoes than in previous seasons, and there were virtually no platforms until the Thom Browne finale. Minimalism was minimal, and maximalism is back! Fashion is fun again. You can always be in style wearing cream and beige, but bold colors and prints were everywhere. Tweeds are still on trend for Fall/Winter 2024/25. 

Which fashion designers or brands did you find particularly innovative or exciting to work with during Fashion Week Feb 2024, and why?

Thom Browne’s show concluded the week, and he is more renowned for his men’s collections than women’s. The theatrical and ethereal show highlighted a stunning women’s collection. I loved the new twists on embellished tweeds, gorgeous drapey outerwear, and PVC shoes and accessories. The suits, skirts, and jackets were wearable, not just for the next Thom Browne show but for an important meeting or a fashionable lunch with friends. I hope to see more of the women’s collection in upcoming seasons. I recently found out that Thom Browne and Johnson Hartig, creative director and founder of Libertine, were former roommates before Thom Browne began designing menswear. Looking closely at the styles, it’s clear they are long-time friends!

I also loved the Gabriela Hearst collection. She uses beautiful open-weave wool, leather, and shearling for slim maxi dresses, and her evening wear is breathtaking. Fabric movement in all her pieces just felt so feminine. The show took place on a snow day (Tuesday, February 13) in Brooklyn, which didn’t keep anyone away. The show was packed, and the standing ovation verified that Gabriela Hearst mastered her craft. Her collection moved me because her love for her work shone through in the pieces.

I am looking forward to a showroom ‘resee’ to touch and see the garments up close. I particularly loved three pieces: a chocolate brown leather strapless cocktail dress, a cream wool/cashmere open weave knit maxi dress, and a silk and crepe dress that could easily work from day into evening, depending on the jacket it’s paired with. 

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Tory Burch also surprised on Monday night to mark the 20th anniversary of the brand. Rich textures, tonal ensembles, and pops of color dominated her runway. The brand has not been on my go-to list, but for my clients, modern, elegant, and sophisticated, there’s something for everyone. Sparkle, mixing textures, colors, and shine added a cool factor to the designer’s traditionally minimalist collection. 

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What advice would you give to aspiring stylists who aspire to work in the fast-paced environment of Fashion Week? 

Aspiring stylists, don’t be shy about asking your favorite brands for tickets and dress to impress. Be thoughtful about your outfit choices because this is your time to shine. Hundreds of photographers are outside the shows; you never know where and when someone may photograph you. Photographers don’t just look for celebrities. 

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Stay within the vibe of the designer whose show you are attending. For instance, if you are attending a Carolina Herrera show, even at 10:00 am, it is midnight somewhere. You can’t go wrong in elegant cocktail or evening attire. If you attend an AREA show, opt for metallics, stones, and anything shiny! 

The shows are a great way to connect with people. Although the fashion and people may seem intimidating, everyone in attendance shares a love for fashion. Step outside your comfort zone and introduce yourself to new people. Use this time to discuss opportunities to attend future shows and styling guidance. 

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Another tip is to join Vogue Club and sign onto their Discord channel. As a generous community, you never know when you might be invited to a show or event. Check out Eventbrite for aspiring and new designers who have invested time and money into their shows and are looking for an audience. You can also watch the shows on live stream here, so if you can’t secure an in-person spot, you can see the fashions in real time. 

Looking back at Fashion Week Feb 2024, what were some of the most memorable moments or highlights from your perspective as a stylist?

I love being surprised by freshness and innovation, which is exceptionally challenging for creative directors, season after season. I loved seeing Gabriela Hearst receive a standing ovation for her outstanding collection after parting ways as creative director for Chloe (September 2023 was her last show during Paris Fashion Week) and focusing solely on her brand. Taking that initiative and making that decision could not have been easy, and the beauty in her collection showed her dedication. 

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I love introducing people, especially my husband, to fashion shows. Thom Browne’s show was his first fashion show ever. Carrie Coon, star of “The Gilded Age,” narrated Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” as the soundtrack, so it was as entertaining as a production as it was about fashion. He loves horror stories and the macabre of it all. 

How do you transition what you see on the runway into your client’s or your own closet?

Each brand has a fit, price point, and vibe that works for different clients. I wouldn’t suggest an AREA piece for someone who rarely goes out or is a minimalist because the pieces are sexy, skin-baring, and sparkle in the evening. For someone looking for understated elegance in the day or evening, Proenza Schouler is a fabulous go-to brand for my clients, and Proenza Schouler White Label is a more affordable alternative to the leading brand with a great look and fit. When considering which pieces would work well for my clients, I am conscious of the budget. 

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Introducing Angela Horton: Elevating Your Style with Elegance

Miami is known for its vibrant culture, breathtaking beaches, and of course, its unique fashion scene. Among the many designers who have made their mark in this dynamic city, Angela Horton stands out as a true gem, bringing her distinctive style and elegance to the forefront of Miami’s fashion landscape.


Angela Horton is not just a designer; she is a visionary whose creations embody the essence of Miami chic and beyond. Her designs effortlessly blend sophistication with a touch of the city’s vibrant energy, resulting in pieces that are as timeless as they are contemporary.

From stunning evening gowns to chic resort wear, the Angela Horton Collection showcases a range of meticulously crafted garments that cater to the modern woman. Each piece is infused with Angela’s signature aesthetic – bold yet refined, glamorous yet understated.

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What sets Angela Horton apart is her unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Every stitch and every detail is thoughtfully executed, ensuring that each garment is not just a piece of clothing, but a work of art.

For those looking to experience the allure of Angela Horton’s designs firsthand, the Angela Horton Collection is now available for purchase online. Whether you’re in search of the perfect statement piece for a special occasion or simply looking to elevate your everyday style, Angela’s collection offers something for every taste and preference.


As you explore the Angela Horton Collection, you’ll discover a world of elegance, sophistication, and timeless beauty. Each garment tells a story, inviting you to become a part of Angela’s vision for Miami style.


So why wait? Embark on a journey of style and sophistication with Angela Horton and discover why her designs are making waves in the world of fashion. Experience the magic of Miami through the eyes of one of its most talented designers, and elevate your wardrobe with pieces that are as timeless as they are unforgettable.

Sip & Savor: A Sweet Valentine’s Day with Ripe Bar Juice

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by indulging in delicious concoctions with your special someone? Whether you’re planning a cozy night in or a romantic dinner for two, elevate your evening with the vibrant flavors of Ripe Bar Juice mixes. Let’s dive into the magic of love and mixology with a tantalizing recipe perfect for this heartfelt occasion.

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Recipe: Cosmopolitan Romance Cocktail


  • 1 bottle of Ripe Bar Juice Cosmopolitan Mix
  • 1 cup of fresh cranberries (or cranberry juice)
  • 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur (such as triple sec or Cointreau)
  • 2 ounces of vodka (per cocktail)
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh cranberries or orange slices for garnish
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  1. Prepare the Cranberry Puree:
    • In a blender, combine the fresh cranberries (or cranberry juice) with the orange liqueur.
    • Blend until smooth to create a flavorful cranberry puree.
    • Strain the puree if desired for a smoother texture.
  2. Mix the Cocktail:
    • In a cocktail shaker, pour 2 parts of Ripe Bar Juice Cosmopolitan Mix.
    • Add 1 part of the prepared cranberry puree.
    • Add 2 ounces of vodka per cocktail.
    • Shake vigorously to blend the flavors.
  3. Serve:
    • Fill glasses with ice cubes.
    • Pour the shaken mixture into each glass, filling them halfway.
    • Garnish with fresh cranberries or orange slices for a festive touch.
  4. Toast to Love:
    • Raise your glasses and toast to the magic of love and togetherness.
    • Sip slowly, relishing the delightful combination of tangy cranberries, vodka, and citrus notes.
    • Let the warmth of the moment envelop you as you celebrate the bond you share with your loved one.
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With the Ripe Bar Juice Cosmopolitan Mix, crafting the perfect Cosmopolitan Romance Cocktail is effortless and enjoyable. Embrace the spirit of romance and celebration this Valentine’s Day with this exquisite libation that’s sure to spark joy and create cherished memories. Cheers to love, laughter, and endless moments of bliss!