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Finding Aria Di Palma at Maus and Hoffman

December 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

PALM BEACH – Those search for defunct colognes and perfumes often have a hard time. An essay in The Wall Street Journal By André Aciman tells of his search for Aria Di Palma, a cologne his father wore at a New York store called Battaglia. Aciman found the cologne, after a long search, at the […]

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Tags: Health

Lilly Pulitzer in New York

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

PALM BEACH, NEW YORK – We all think we know the story of Lilly Pulitzer, of how she opened up a juice stand in Palm Beach, started printing up some fabric, sold it as skirts, and turned it into the fashion icon that it is today, with a little help from former schoolmate Jackie Kennedy. […]

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Tags: Fashion

Twenty One Ways to Save Cypress Gardens

November 19th, 2008 · 12 Comments

WINTER HAVEN – Last weekend, the legendary theme park Cypress Gardens closed for four months while management said it would refocus on its water park and historic garden. In the process, it would drop its roller coasters and rides. This temporary shut down is not the first closure for the park, which has had a […]

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Tags: Deathwatch · Fashion · Licensing · Tourism

Whidden’s Sea Food Market In Boca Grande, Florida

June 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A great brand can be a regional brand.And it does not have to be fancy or sophisticated. Ice. Beverages. Gas. What else do you need? It can be a ship’s store and a fishing tackle shop on a small island, like Gasparilla Island, Florida. Here, Whidden’s in Boca Grande. Whidden’s was founded in 1926, and […]

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Tags: Regional Brands