Cultural Council of PB County Welcomes 150 at Season's First CULTURE & COCKTAILS

Culture & Cocktails 8th Season Palm Beach County Cultural Council Launches 8th Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS With International Designer Carleton Varney
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Nov. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Culture & Cocktails 8th Season

Palm Beach County Cultural Council
Launches 8th Season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS With International Designer Carleton Varney

The popular series CULTURE & COCKTAILS, hosted by the Palm Beach County Cultural Council, recently attracted approximate 150 supporters to  the first one-on-one "Conversation" of the 2012-2013-2012 season. Not only was this the largest Culture & Cocktails ever held, it marked a welcome return to The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, where the popular series originated in January 2006.

The topic of this season’s first CULTURE & COCKTAILS was CARLETON: A Conversation with Carleton Varney. The international interior designer, author and columnist for The Palm Beach Daily News was interviewed by his Shiny Sheet colleague, Fashion Editor Robert Janjigian.

In the wide-ranging, laugh-filled “Conversation,” the twosome chatted about Dorothy Draper. Varney’s mentor, celebrity clients like Joan Crawford, and the importance of utilizing bright colors.

Following the Conversation, many of the attendees visited The Colony Hotel’s fifth floor to tour eight rooms and suites that have just been “reimagined” by Mr. Varney to make them more Florida spacious and Palm Beach specific with an eye-catching explosion of bright colors and floral prints. The extensive room-by-room redesign was publicly unveiled that night.

The next CULTURE & COCKTAILS will be held on Monday,  December 3, at the Cultural Council’s new headquarters in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth. The topic will be ALL THAT GLITTERS: A Conversation Between Collector Fred Sharf and Scholar Beth Ram about Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin, the Glamorous Jewelers to Palm Beach Society During the 1930s & 40s.

Admission to CULTURE & COCKTAILS programs is $50 per person, and free for members of the Cultural Council ($250 level and above).  All proceeds go to the nonprofit Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.

Each event will run from 5 to 7 p.m., with registration and cocktails from 5 to 5:45 p.m., and the “Conversation” from 5:45 to 7 p.m., including audience Q&A.

People interested in attending CULTURE & COCKTAILS can RSVP before each event by calling the Cultural Council at 561.472.3330.

The 2012-2013 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is once again generously sponsored by The Milton and Tamar Maltz Family Foundation, with additional support from The Palm Beach Daily News and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.

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(All IDs are L-R -- Photos by Corby Kaye's Studio Palm Beach)

1-Robert Janjigian, Rena Blades, Roger Everingham, Carleton Varney

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