It’s been a while since my last blog post. The summer is our time to focus on new projects.
The first of these projects was to create a totally new presentation which fits with our brand, entitled: “Mar-a-Lago, a place where dreams come true-From Post to Trump.” We had our first try-out of the lecture at a local venue in Provincetown, which was very well-received. The “champagne-flowing event” at The Residences of Seashore Point confirmed the presentation’s format and cadence works perfectly. Many thanks to Sheila McGuiness for all she does.
Therefore, we are very enthusiastic and honored to have been booked by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews to have our Palm Beach inauguration of the Mar-a-Lago lecture. It coincides with the Fellowship’s 25th anniversary, and René will be the first in a series of “Sunday Conversations” held on December 3rd at 4 PM. The special event will be held in the community room of the newly renovated Wells Fargo Private Bank at 255 S County Road in Palm Beach. Special thanks go to Councilwoman Maggie Zeidman, Chairman Skip Randolph, Executive Director Sherri Gilbert and Enid Pollak. Admission is free for Fellowship members, $12 for non-members, and series passes for all 4 “conversations” are available for $40. RSVPs requested by calling 561-833-6150. Check out all Fellowship events on their webpage here.
We are eagerly looking forward to our upcoming trip to Abu Dhabi, where we plan to present the Mar-a-Lago lecture at a high-level venue in the exquisite Emirate, which René has frequented for over 30 years. Details to follow.
The Mar-a-lago lecture will be presented four times this coming winter season around Palm Beach County. Check out the locations, dates and times on our events page (here).
Besides the Mar-a-Lago project, new life has been injected into René’s long-standing Duchess topic. First, we have been booked here in Provincetown at one of the premier performance venues: The Paramount Theater at the Crown & Anchor complex. The splendid Paramount theater is outfitted with a full bar, which gives performances a casual, almost cabaret feeling. The event will be on Friday, August 25 at 7 PM. Special thanks to Rick Murray, Crown & Anchor owner and the man responsible for bringing a new level of nationally recognized, high quality performers to Provincetown.
This will be followed by our third appearance at the prestigious Redwood Library in Newport, Rhode Island on September 6th, at 5:30 PM. A number of our Palm Beach friends summer in Newport, and we hope to enjoy their company for a Duchess of Windsor lecture.
Finally, we felt it was time to republish the Windsor book with many more pictures and personal anecdotes. The new and more accurate sub-title is: Noblesse Oblige, the Duchess of Windsor as I knew her: “An Intimate Look At Their Controversial Lives.”
We hope that, if you enjoyed the first printing, you may consider adding this updated and more mature edition to your library.
Summer is not over yet, and we certainly don’t want to leave Cape Cod, but we are also looking forward to our return to our friends in sunny (and hot) Florida.
Written by Robert Versteeg, partner at Silvin Books & Productions.