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 FineArtNotebook.com 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...]

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

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Mini Christmas Trees, Jewelry Galore, Sterling Silver Menorahs and Toys – Oh my! – Holiday Shopping at the Boca Raton Museum of Art

By Dindy Yokel Boca Raton is the shopping Mecca, rivaling any major city for designer and mass-market retailers.  Anything you want is just a short drive to Town Center or Mizner Park and parking is free if you know where the lots are (look behind Uncle Julio’s and Sur La Table in Mizner Park).  Valet can make it worthwhile if you are weighed down with purchases and sated from a well-earned meal. Some Boca stores have unrivaled service as recently experienced at the divine Neiman Marcus.  Todd McPherson and Fran Neiman (no relation, this reporter asked) are “Designed Sales Associates” who happily guide you (shopping Sherpa anyone?) you from the first floor to the very top ensuring that your experience is everything it should be and more.  If they don’t have it on the selling floor, this dynamic duo will find a way to order it for you.  Cozy up to Todd as he has a private viewing room that brings the entire experience up several notches.  This is gift selecting on … [Read more...]