Probing, fun and insightful, engaging with Fernandez as she explores one of the most glamorous spots on the face of the earth, is time well spent. If you’ve ever wondered how the sea imparts its vast richness to those who are lucky enough to live nearby, that style de vie can be found here-transformed-in Palm Beach Panache. Richard J. Friswell, M.Ed., M.Phil. Publisher & Managing Editor, ARTES Fine Arts Magazine Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art (USA)
About the Author
Carolina Fernandez bought and renovated eleven homes, with a five-year stretch finding her and her family in five different homes in three different states. Lessons learned are shared in her first book and in more than two hundred original published articles, stories and anthologies, which have been syndicated by more than 60,000 unique online sites, blogs and newsletters. Quoted in Parenting, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Nickelodeon, NewsDay, BottomLine Personal and Advertising Age, she has appeared on the FOX News program Your World with Neil Cavuto, and interviewed on Martha Stewart Living Radio and NPR, among others. She left a career “off” Wall Street to work full-time in the arts. Undertaking projects ranging from her signature large scale expressionistic flower paintings to producing indie feature films, she actively seeks homes and furniture to remodel and re-imagine. Her second book, Country French Kitchens, rendered her own French kitchen on the cover of Connecticut Home & Garden. Carolina holds a B.A. in Religion from Wake Forest University, the M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky, and a Certification in Art Business from New York University. She and her family divide their time between Connecticut and Palm Beach. For more information, visit her at: www.carolinafernandez.com
Publisher & Managing Editor, ARTES Fine Arts Magazine Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art (USA)
Alissa Dragun is a widely-published editorial and commercial photographer in South Florida specializing in food, interior, portrait and travel photography. She has a keen interest in mid-century modern house wares and interiors, and is always on the hunt for interesting vintage finds. Most of all, she enjoys using her camera to document and create images that mankind savors. Known for her use of natural light, she creates a fresh, raw and abstract quality to her photographic work. Her images have been featured in Bon Appetit, Travel + Leisure, Redbook, Town & Country, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Eating Well, Adore Home, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Airways Magazine, Dining Out, Palm Beach Illustrated and The Palm Beach Post, amongst others. Her work can be found in the books Frommer’s 500 Places for Food & Wine Lovers, Cool Hotels, Fashion Hotels, and Confessions of a Serial Entertainer. Her images were featured on Bravo Top Chef and Good Morning America. Alissa’s studio is located in the historic Harvey building in downtown West Palm Beach. She lives in a mid-century modern house in South Florida.