“It’s What You See” and Who You’ll Hear: Meet Paige Rense!

Paige Rense has been to your house a number of times, as Editor Emeritus of “Architectural Digest” and Founder of “Bon Appetit” magazines.  The Rickie Report is certain that meeting her in person and having lunch with her will be an experience long remembered.  The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites you to this exclusive event!





The public is cordially invited to attend an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest;

Founder of the culinary magazine: Bon Appetit

This special event, the second in a two-part series: “It’s What You See”

Monday,  March 25, 2013

11:30 – 2:00 pm

at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth

Generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor

Paige Rense

Paige Rense, Featured Speaker at Cultural Council of Palm Beach County ‘s                 “It’s What You See” Lecture and Luncheon


The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County invites the public to enjoy an exclusive lecture and luncheon with Paige Rense, Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, author, and founder of Bon Appetit. This intimate gathering, the second in a two-part series entitled, “It’s What You See” will take place 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s Headquarters, 601 Lake Avenue, in Lake Worth.


The luncheon and program is generously underwritten by Irene and Jim Karp, Northern Trust, and an Anonymous donor. The first in the series, held on January 14, featured John Loring, Design Director Emeritus of Tiffany & Co., and former New York Bureau Chief and drew 60 patrons and guest.


Rense and guests will be served a lovely lunch while seated at a lavishly adorned, long table set in the Council’s gallery. Conversation and dining will take place amidst a flavorful setting of original works and books by 14 Palm Beach County Artists that comprise Artist As Author, on display from March 16 – May 18.


Rense will speak intimately with guests about her extensive and diverse career, including highlights from her various posts including: Editor Emeritus of Architectural Digest, Founder of Bon Appetit, Editor-in-Chief of three national and international magazines; and author of the mystery novel, Manor House. Rense is currently working on a book about the career of her late husband, Kenneth Noland, one of the twentieth century’s most famous abstract painters, as well as a book about her 40 years with the magazine.

Rena Blades, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County said ‘It’s What You See’ is one way the Council follows its mission to educate the community about art and to promote local Palm Beach County Artists. 


“This affair offers members of the community an exclusive opportunity to meet and dine with Ms. Rense in a private setting,” said Blades, “as well as the chance to hear personal anecdotes about her life and career in the art design industry.”


Cost of lecture and luncheon: $100 per person; valet parking included. Proceeds benefit programs for and about artists in Palm Beach County. This event is sure to be a sellout. RSVP Today: 561.472.3342, or ksmiley@palmbeachculture.com


The Cultural Council is Palm Beach County’s official arts agency and serves non-profit cultural organizations and professional artists throughout the county. The Cultural Council’s responsibilities include marketing the county’s cultural experiences to visitors and residents, administering grants to organizations and artists, expanding arts and cultural education opportunities, advocating for funding and arts-friendly policies, and serving cultural organizations and artists through capacity building training and exposure to funders and audiences. For more information, please visitwww.palmbeachculture.com.


Admission to the Cultural Council is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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