Monthly Archives: November 2017

Cocktail Reception for the British Consul-General

The Hon. Dave Prodger, British Consul-General to Miami, was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by William Eubanks and Ben Stein at their historic El Cid home. Guests mingled amongst beautiful art and enjoyed conversation with Britain’s top diplomat in Florida, while also learning more about American Friends of British Art and the Ambassador’s Circle events being hosted in the coming season.

Dr. Michael Ridgdill & Katherine Lande

Dr. Michael Ridgdill & Katherine Lande

Sonja & Mark Stevens

Sonja & Mark Stevens

Dr. Michael Ridgdill, Hon. Dave Prodger, William Eubanks & Ben Stein

Dr. Michael Ridgdill, Hon. Dave Prodger, William Eubanks & Ben Stein

Bill Bone &

Bill Bone &

Dusty & John Dodge

Dusty & John Dodge

Kate Waterhouse & Krystian von Speidel

Kate Waterhouse & Krystian von Speidel

Cocktail Reception for The Duchess of Rutland

Findlay Galleries on Worth Avenue generously hosted a cocktail reception in their stunning gallery to honor Her Grace The Duchess of Rutland, and to celebrate American Friends of British Art. This special event began with a warm welcome by the gallery’s owner, James Borynack. Attendees learned about the upcoming Country House & Garden Tour organized by American Friends of British Art, which will include a stay at Belvoir Castle with the Duke and Duchess of Rutland.

Jennifer & Matt Hall

Jennifer & Matt Hall

Geoffrey Bradfield & Guest

Geoffrey Bradfield & Guest

Dr. Michael Ridgdill & The Duchess of Rutland

Dr. Michael Ridgdill & The Duchess of Rutland

Jasmine Horowitz & Alexis Mersentes

Jasmine Horowitz & Alexis Mersentes

Shanna & Daniel Kahan

Shanna & Daniel Kahan

James Borynack & The Duchess of Rutland

James Borynack & The Duchess of Rutland

William Eubanks, Jennifer Garrigues & Ben Stein

William Eubanks, Jennifer Garrigues & Ben Stein

 

 

 

2017 Lecture & Luncheon

The 6th Annual Lecture & Luncheon for American Friends of British Art was held on January 14, 2017 at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. The guest speaker was the Marchioness Townshend, who presented “One Room at Raynham”. Lady Townshend’s fascinating talk highlighted the transition that she and her husband, the Marquis Townshend, have experienced upon moving into their 17th century ancestral home, Raynham Hall. Particular focus was given to the house’s extensive art collection.  The Hon. Dave Prodger, British Consul-General to Miami, also addressed attendees and welcomed them to the event.

 

First Republic Bank was the Presenting Sponsor for the event, along with additional sponsorship by Findlay Galleries, Smith and Moore Architects, William R. Eubanks Interior Design, Ben Stein of Brown Harris Stevens, Jennifer Garrigues Interiors, Paris Ceramics, Katherine Shenaman Interiors, and The Parker Gallery (UK).

James & Gaye Engel

James & Gaye Engel

Paul Bowden & Ryan McNally

Paul Bowden & Ryan McNally

Robin Dial, Linda Collier & Terry Collier

Robin Dial, Linda Collier & Terry Collier

Anne Fairfax & Richard Sammons

Anne Fairfax & Richard Sammons

Lady Townshend & Dr. Michael Ridgdill

Lady Townshend & Dr. Michael Ridgdill

Ben Stein, Jennifer Garrigues & William Eubanks

Ben Stein, Jennifer Garrigues & William Eubanks

Therese Mersentes, Molly Stringer & Kristen Fisher

Therese Mersentes, Molly Stringer & Kristen Fisher

Juan Pretel, James Borynack & Adolfo Zaralegui

Juan Pretel, James Borynack & Adolfo Zaralegui