Nota Bene From Dindy

Writing is my passion along with reading.  What better way to keep you informed?  With a name like DindyCo our blog deserves a special title as well.  Latin is the root of the three wonderfully expressive languages used in my business – English, Spanish and French.  Therefore a Latin name is the obvious choice!  According to Webster’s, Nota Bene means to note well, a practice I strive to achieve on a daily basis.  Here I will share client news, book reviews, articles and interesting tidbits - visit often or sign up to receive pings when there's something new to read.  

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Glancing Deep: Bibi Baloyra – Bakehouse Art Complex

Courtesy of FineArtNotebook Photo Credit: Aparna Jayakumar Our deep but brief dive into the heart and minds of art world influencers. During a recent interview for with the brilliant and glamorous Bernice Steinbaum, she made the suggestion that I meet Bibi Baloyra, the new Executive Director at the Bakehouse Art Complex, I didn’t ask why, I said when. That’s what one does with Bernice because there’s no doubt that the person she wants one to meet is going to be interesting. That’s an understatement when it comes to Bibi Baloyra. We spent some time at her office talking about upcoming exhibitions and events and then she took me for lunch at L’epicerie at Wynwood where we had exquisite quiche and a side of roasted tomatoes. I didn’t go home empty handed, instead I stocked my larder with baguettes, croissants, quiche and more along with a few darling tote bags for my darling nieces. Eat there if you haven’t but it could have been the superb company of … [Read more...]

Art Boca Raton Announces Success of Inaugural Fair

14,000 Attendees, Stellar Sales and Dates Announced for 2017

BOCA RATON, FL – (March 28, 2016) – Art Boca Raton took place for the first time March 18-21, 2016 at the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University with 42 galleries exhibiting and 14,000 attendees. “This is one of our most successful contemporary art fair launches in the past 20 years,” said David Lester, co-founder and co-organizer of Art Boca Raton. Lee Ann Lester, co-founder and co-organizer said, “We were delighted to kick off this first year of Art Boca Raton with significant galleries from New York, London, Paris, Miami, Tel Aviv, São Paulo and Bogotá exhibiting important 20th century masters such as Lichtenstein, Warhol, Alex Katz, Botero, Donald Baechler, Basquiat, James Brooks, and Robert Nakin alongside today’s contemporary artists such as Robert Indiana, Richard Meier, Julian Opie, Dale Chihuly, Wesselmann … [Read more...]

Brickell Bank: A Departure, An Acquisition, and A Charitable Sponsorship


Update on Pérez Art Museum Miami Sponsorship & Community Service

 MIAMI – (March 2, 2016) – G. Frederick Reinhardt, Chairman and CEO, announces that Javier Rivero is departing his position as head of wealth management at Brickell BankSM, effective March 11, 2016. Mr. Rivero, who joined Brickell BankSM in 2014, has decided to pursue other interests. “We want to express our gratitude for Mr. Rivero’s valuable contributions.  It was a pleasure to work with him, a dedicated team leader and a valued member of our senior executive team. We wish him much success with his new endeavors,” says G. Frederick Reinhardt. A comprehensive search is underway for a new head of wealth management.  “Wealth management business will continue as usual at Brickell Global MarketsSM and Brickell BankSM and all its subsidiaries continue to provide services … [Read more...]

Art Boca Raton Announces Art Week Line-Up of Lectures & Events March 18-21

Inaugural Fair Showcases Interactive Art Demonstrations, Documentaries & Late Nights at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

BOCA RATON, FL – (Feb. 22, 2016) – Lee Ann and David Lester, organizers and founders of Art Boca Raton, taking place March 18-21, 2016 in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches on the grounds of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, announce Art Boca Raton Art Week, an extraordinary line-up of lectures, events, interactive demonstrations, local artists at work and off-site events in conjunction with the inaugural art fair. All programming will take place at Art Boca Raton in the International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches located at the Research Park on the ground of Florida Atlantic University (3450 NW 8th Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33431), unless otherwise noted. Admission to programming is included with the ticket unless otherwise indicated. For a full schedule and details please visit … [Read more...]

Boca Raton to Host New International Art Fair

March 18-21, 2016 on Grounds of Research Park at FAU BOCA RATON, FL – (February 2, 2016) – David and Lee Ann Lester, founders of Next Level Fairs, who own and operate Art Palm Beach, SeaFair and more, are launching Art Boca Raton to take place March 18-21, 2016.  The fair will showcase contemporary work, modern masters, and emerging art, sculpture, photography, works on paper and installations. Boca Raton is on the national radar not only for its beaches and glorious (mostly) weather, it is on many “best of” lists including the nation’s best small city for starting a business, the best city in Florida to open a restaurant, and it is the major commercial center in Palm Beach County.  Until recently, there was only one thing that Miami and Palm Beach had that Boca didn’t…a world class art fair. “Boca Raton is the commercial center of Palm Beach County. Major luxury brands and retailers have large presences there.  Launching Art Boca Raton in this culturally and … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Announces Success of 2016 Fair

Next Level Fairs Heads to Boca Raton with New Fair Debuting March 2016 MIAMI – (February 2, 2016) – The 19th Annual Art Palm Beach took place January 20 – 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and welcomed more than 28,000 visitors.  80 exhibitors from 21 countries – 50% participating for the first time – announced successful sales.  In 2017, Art Palm Beach will take place January 18-22 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. “Our goal this year was to bring the fair to a new level of quality in the exhibitors, the art and the offerings around the fair,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach.  “The attendees, collectors, exhibitors, artists and the organizations and institutions we worked with complimented us over and over again – and sales supported this fact,” continues Lester. The fair opened with a VIP preview and Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach was on hand to present David and Lee Ann Lester with a proclamation.  … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Celebrates 19th Edition of International Fair

PALM BEACH – (December 31, 2015) – Art Palm Beach, the internationally renowned premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast, takes place January 20 - 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Celebrating its 19th year, Art Palm Beach is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. “This year we have increased our number of exhibitors, exhibition space, on and off-site events with more than 8o international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, video, new technologies, performance art, and art installations offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach. For the 19th edition of Art Palm Beach, Lee Ann and David Lester, founders/organizers, have created new sections emphasizing emerging art, sculpture and works on paper. An inspiring schedule of educational lectures … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Announces Winners of Poster Competition for 2016 Fair

ART PALM BEACH ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF POSTER COMPETITION FOR 2016 FAIR A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts & Palm Beach State College Students Win Contest

PALM BEACH – (December 2, 2015) – In celebration of its 19th edition of Art Palm Beach, scheduled for January 20 - 24, 2016 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, Lee Ann and David Lester, the fair’s founders/organizers, launched a new competition for the fair’s annual poster. Two winners have been selected, Samantha Vassor from the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, and Laura Rincon from Palm Beach State College. The Lester’s partnered with the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts and Palm Beach State College and the competition was open to all students from both schools, the only caveat being the inclusion of the phrase, Art Palm Beach 2016. “We wanted the students to have creative liberty and were thrilled with the hundreds of submissions that we received. Our curatorial panel … [Read more...]

A New Name For An Established Bank: Introducing Brickell Bank

MIAMI, FL – (July 27, 2015) – G. Frederick Reinhardt, Chairman and CEO, introduces Brickell BankSM, formerly Espírito Santo Bank. “We are excited to be rebranding following the Stock Purchase Agreement recently signed between the bank’s principal shareholder, and members of the Benacerraf family, Cohen family, and other investors,” says Reinhardt. Brickell BankSM, Florida-chartered since 1973, will maintain its headquarters and branch both located at 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131. Service to clients will continue uninterrupted during the transition period. All telephone numbers remain the same, and the main number is 305-347-8300. The new website, including online banking services is “We chose Brickell BankSM as our new name as it represents the vital and exciting history of Miami* and the location where development first took place, where homes, offices and towers rose from raw land to become the banking center of this multi-cultural city,” … [Read more...]

Travel Host Article – Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power on Exhibition at Boca Raton Museum of Art by Dindy Yokel

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