Photography by Robert Nelson
Shot on location at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa, Manalapan
Beauty factor: Business leader, north county influencer, community and children’s activist, baker extraordinaire
Philanthropic endeavors: I’m the grants chair of the Honda Classic and an executive committee member, and I’m on the board of directors for Quantum House.
Best part of the job: I’m fortunate to work for a family who’s extremely philanthropic and focused on supporting the betterment of mankind. I have this opportunity to use the resources I have in my position to help many people.
Past life: I was in retail for almost 20 years. I worked at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. You either love retail or hate it. I really liked it.
Life influencer: I had a supervisor-boss at Bloomingdale’s who had an amazing ability to impact people. She had a big heart, was a tough businesswoman, and was very assertive. She always made you feel you could do more than you thought.
Palm Beach haunts: The Gardens Mall and The Cooper. I live in North County, and I don’t feel I have to go south of Northlake Boulevard.
Signature cocktail: Wine. I love Cakebread Chardonnay.
Dream dinner guest: Julia Child
Favorite keepsake: I have a little jar of rocks my husband found on the beach that look like hearts.
Stress reliever: I love to run and walk long distances. And I love to bake. I’ll bake anything: cookies, cakes, pies—it’s relaxing.
Life goal: For my son to graduate college and to have a successful life
Next adventure: Celebrating my twentieth wedding anniversary in Europe
Clothing and shoes, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Gardens Mall, Palm Beach Gardens
Hair: Gregory Ash Yomontano, Deborah Koepper Beauty, Palm Beach
Makeup: Deborah Koepper using Deborah Koepper Cosmetics, Deborah Koepper Beauty, Palm Beach
Palm Beach Illustrated thanks the management and staff of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa for their gracious hospitality.