By Alexandra Clough   Natuzzi Italia will open a furniture store at CityPlace, marking the first of several home furnishing retailers expected to come to CityPlace now that Restoration Hardware will build a furniture "mansion" next door.   Natuzzi will open a 9,000-square-foot store on the south end of CityPlace, on Rosemary Avenue in...

Cari Amici! We have exciting news! Il Circolo is the proud recipient of a matching grant through the power2give Program, which raises funds through a matching campaign sponsored by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.   Our goal is to raise a total of $5,000 through your donations that will be matched with an additional $5,0...

by Rick Zullo   Sometimes this humble little activity of mine opens up a few doors to Italian culture and society that otherwise I wouldn't have access to. And on this occasion, I've really scored some fascinating guests on my podcast, including Dottoressa Gloria Marina Bellelli, the Consulate General of Italy in Miami. Her resume is impress...

You are cordially invited to attend the Friends of the Uffizi Gallery Annual Champagne BrunchSunday, February 15, 2015 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Palm Beach County Convention Center650 Okeechobee Boulevard - West Palm Beach, Florida   FEATURINGFrom a Docent's Perspective - The Uffizi Gallery BRUNCH CHAIRPERSONSRobert Silvani & D...

by Paul Finizio   As you may have heard through our last few blasts, there is an exciting week of events taking place on Worth Avenue which has put Il Circolo on the map, not only locally, but nationally as well. Featured in this month's issue of Town & Country Magazine, Italian Week Palm Beach - Worth Avenue Edition will hold some of th...

By Roberta Sabban   If Addison Mizner wandered through Via Mizner today, he would feel right at home. The warren of boutiques, restaurants and apartments built in the early 1920s are very much as he left them.   Although the historic complex has been gently modernized over the decades, his basic designs and original concepts are still...

Called "the most thrilling art discovery of our time," the saga of Leonardo da Vinci's lost work, the Salvator Mundi, is an intriguing tale. The poignant oil painting, which depicts Christ making the sign of the blessing, was last recorded in the collection of King Charles I in 1649. And then it seemed to have vanished.   That is, until it w...

What's happening: Festa Della Vecchia Italia Mark your calendar: March 8 at 6:30 p.m. Where: The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach The details: Il Circolo's 39th annual anniversary gala will celebrate all that's classic Italian and Italian-American culture. Guests will enjoy Italian style food, wine, dances, instruments and histo...

The mission of Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm Beaches, is to preserve and promote Italian Culture.   Although its members and the supporting community have contributed to accomplishing its mission for thirty-eight years, it is only through attracting young people that it will continue to achieve its goal. In the pa...

Damon Mezzacappa, the former vice chairman of Lazard Freres & Co. who built the investment bank's capital-markets division in the 1980s and '90s, has died. He was 79. He died on April 14 at his home in Palm Beach, Florida, his wife, Katherine Bryan, said in a telephone interview. The cause was lung cancer. Mezzacappa joined the firm in Ne...