Below, you’ll find featured guests from past Culture & Cocktails events, presented by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County at the Colony Palm Beach.

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Generously sponsored by:

The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder

The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation

Additional support for the series is provided by:

Palm Beach Daily News

January 2015

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Design

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Design

February 2, 2015

A Conversation with Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan

Iconic potter, designer, and author Jonathan Adler has more than 25 stores worldwide and is dedicated to bringing style, craft, and joy to your life. Writer, bon-vivant, window dresser, and fashion commentator Simon Doonan has worked in fashion for over 35 years and is the Creative Ambassador at Large at Barneys New York. The couple lives in New York and are part-time residents of Palm Beach.


Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Palm Beach

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Palm Beach

January 12, 2015

A Conversation with Harry & Gigi Benson and Wilbur & Hilary Ross

Mr. Ross is a prominent American business leader known for successfully restructuring industries and leveraged buyouts, and is a major art lover whose collection includes Western surrealists, contemporary Eastern sculptures, and more than two dozen works by artist René Magritte. Mrs. Ross is the Society Editor for Quest and Q magazines, a columnist for the website New York Social Diary and author of the new bookPalm Beach People, with photography by Harry Benson, the world famous photojournalist for Life Magazine, People, Vanity Fair and more, and the author of 14 books. Mrs. Benson has been wife, partner, editor and organizer of his photographic work for more than 30 years.


January 2014

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Literature & Photography

Culture & Cocktails Celebrates Literature & Photography

November 3, 2014

A Conversation with James and Sue Patterson

James Patterson has sold 300 million books worldwide and holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times Bestsellers. In 2013, one out of every five suspense/thriller novels sold was written by James Patterson. He has donated more than 500,000 books to soldiers at home and abroad and has awarded over $5 million dollars in Teacher Education Scholarships at 22 colleges and universities.

Sue Patterson is an award-winning photographer working with her husband on a new documentary (Murder of a Small Town) about Belle Glade, Florida and Newburgh, New York, two of the most violent cities in the U.S.

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