Dress for Success in honor of Josie Natori


Josie Natori helps Dress for Success client Felicia Belue choose jewelry for the new dress she has chosen. WITH KIND PHOTO

Josie Natori, known for her creation of luxury lingerie and chic homewear, receives the 2022 Style Icon Award presented by Dress for Success Palm Beaches.

The ceremony, honoring the part-time Palm Beach resident who founded her eponymous brand 45 years ago, is the centerpiece of the nonprofit’s Style for Hope fundraising luncheon on Friday, March 11 at the Kravis Center. It is also an occasion to honor a DFSPB Volunteer of the Year alongside a client who has overcome serious difficulties and benefited from the experience of the organization’s job readiness services.

Honorary Chairs are Minnie Pulitzer and her daughter Lilly Leas Ferreira.

Individual seats are $175, or $300 for additional entry to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with Natori and event VIPs; a corporate table is $1,750 or a reserved table for 10 people is $1,500. A champagne reception beginning at 11:30am will precede lunch from 12pm to 1pm, with a silent auction of gift items to be hosted online from March 4th. For ticket availability and more information, visit bit.ly/2022S4H.



“Our mission at Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence,” Faith Meyer, Style for Hope co-chair and DFSPB board member, said in a statement. “Josie Natori is the embodiment of that credo, and like our previous award winners – Iris Apfel in 2019 and Lilly Pulitzer posthumously in 2020 – she is an inspiring pioneer among women in business, fashion and life.”

To learn more about DFSPB, its programs and services, contact 561-249-3898.

Gast joins the Board of Directors of Clinics Can Help

Allen Gast, Founder and President of Gast Construction Group, has joined the Board of Directors of Clinics Can Help.

Mr. Gast’s passion for business and building started in high school and never stopped. He graduated from the University of Florida’s ME Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction and then quickly worked his way through the construction ranks at a well-known design-build firm in Orlando.

A licensed general contractor, he was hired by a major national construction company in West Palm Beach in 2005 to build major projects. After years of working on commercial projects in the educational, community and religious sectors, Mr. Gast began working with a local construction company on quality residential construction until he founded the Gast Construction Group in 2011.

It was his work that built Clinics Can Helps first freestanding office and storage space that introduced him to the non-profit organization’s work to help those in need gain mobility, independence and dignity to thrive in life.

Mr. Gast enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, fishing and watching Gator sports.

For more information, visit www.clinicscanhelp.org or call 561-640-2995.

Watermark starts leasing

The leasing of The Watermark in West Palm Beach, a new luxury residential community for seniors by Watermark Retirement Communities, is underway, slated to open in mid-2022. The 155 unit midrise is a new addition to the Élan collection,

Watermark’s premier collection of senior communities.

The Watermark at West Palm Beach features 155 elegant residences spread over seven floors of midrise, featuring contemporary studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments and a penthouse level with 25 units overlooking downtown. The residences are designed with comfort at the forefront, offering elegant finishes, stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and serene interiors.

Onsite staff provide home maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and concierge services. The property also offers on-site amenities including a rooftop pool and lounge, salon and spa, library, state-of-the-art fitness center, and spa.

Leasing Info: 561-537-3200. ¦


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