Last licks at ‘Pink Paradise’ –

I have spent the last three months posting dan papers in palm beacha terribly beautiful town that I have nicknamed the “Pink Paradise”.

Dan’s Papers has now served Palm Beach County for the past two years, with great success! I have come to call our “PB” readers members of the “Golden Triangle,” since most of them live in Palm Beach, in the hamptons and in NY.

It has been a gift to me to meet so many people who knew Dan’s Papers from the Hamptons and have tremendous respect and appreciation for our media.

Many readers have told me that they make sure to pick up our newspapers before they go home because they never want to wait and risk not reading the Hamptons “bible.”

What a delight it is to have such avid followers!

With so many people in Palm Beach knowing us, many doors have been opened, allowing me to build relationships in my “winter home”.

Although I have lived in Palm Beach, I have visited other parts of the county, from mouth mouse to Delray Beachto Boynton Beachto Jupiter and to wellington these last months.

As my stay ends, it was with great pleasure that I met my children on their school holidays at the Beach Club in Boca Raton hotel.

A surprise visit with Hudson and Sloane at the Boca Raton Beach Club

We spent the day enjoying the pastel blue skies and the warm waters of the pool and ocean. Although we had a contingent of beach cabanas, I went to the beach by walking across the hot sand to find a lounge chair and umbrella, giving me a front row seat to the rolling ocean waves. I basked in the hot sun and delighted in the gentle breeze and the beautiful faces of my children. What a special bonus visit!


My dear friend Donna Schneier, an art consultant, created DEVICES!an exhibition and sale of contemporary jewelry in the recently renovated Boca Raton Museum of Art.

With Donna Schneier and Michele Barnet

It was a pleasure to revisit the world-class museum where the exhibit and sale filled several galleries for the week, raising the necessary dollars!

Jewelry designer Uli Rapp from the Netherlands at BIJOUX!

As a bonus, the iconic iris apfel sold part of her collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry and spoke to a sold-out group that filled the 100 white chairs as she sat onstage being interviewed by a former CBS reporter jane hanson.

Iris Apfel entertaining the crowd at BIJOUX!

Iris talked about her remarkable life as a collector and answered dozens of questions from curious collectors.

I’ve been in Iris’s Palm Beach apartment, and boy does she collect! Every corner has collections of unique and wonderful items from around the world. She took out enough jewelry from her store to sell, filling four display cases!

At the BIJOUX! event, I saw some of my Westhampton friends, including michelle barnett, bonnie and bruce katz, Rita Stein and Estée Brahverwho came to support Donna and her fundraising efforts for the museum.

I met some talented artists whose creations are wearable and displayable! The international group brought their exquisite work for all of us to treasure, admire and own.


During my last week in Palm Beach, I also attended a fundraising luncheon for the powerful American Humane Society, led by the brilliant CEO Robin Ganzert and organized by the philanthropist jean shafiroff.

Pamela F. O’Connor and Robin Ganzert
Camilla Webster and Jean Shafiroff
(From left to right) Ruth Miller, Ava Roosevelt and Janet Levy

Robin shared the critical work they do across the country, particularly their commitment as a no-kill shelter.

For information on how to support their work, visit

I may be back home, but the people and places I visited in the past few months will forever be in my heart and memory bank!


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