Dress for Success pays tribute to Josie Natori

Josie Natori helps Dress for Success customer Felicia Belue select jewelry to accessorize her new dress. COURTESY PHOTO

Josie Natori, known for creating luxury lingerie and chic homewear, will receive the 2022 Style Icon Award from 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 the 11th. March at the Kravis Center. It is also an opportunity to salute a DFSPB volunteer of the year as well as a client who overcame serious difficulties and who benefited from the experience of the organization’s professional integration services.

Honorary co-chairs are Minnie Pulitzer and her daughter, Lilly Leas Ferreira.

Individual seats are $175, or $300 for additional entry to an exclusive reception with Natori and event VIPs; a corporate table costs $1,750 or a reserved table for 10 people costs $1,500. A Champagne reception beginning at 11:30 a.m. precedes lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., with a silent auction of gift items held online beginning March 4. Ticket availability and additional information can be found at 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 this creed, and, like our previous recipients – Iris Apfel in 2019 and Lilly Pulitzer posthumously in 2020 – she is an inspiring trailblazer among women in business, fashion and life.”

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

Gast joins Clinics Can Help Board of Directors

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

Mr. Gast’s passion for business and construction began in high school and never stopped. He graduated from the ME Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, then quickly rose through the construction ranks at a major design-build firm in Orlando.

As a licensed general contractor in 2005, he was recruited by a major national construction company in West Palm Beach to build larger projects. After years of working on commercial projects in the educational, municipal and religious sectors, Mr. Gast began working with a local builder on high-end residential work until 2011 when he founded Gast Construction Group.

It was his work building Clinics Can Help’s first self-contained office and warehouse space that introduced him to the work the nonprofit was doing to help those in need achieve mobility, l independence and dignity to thrive in life.

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

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

Watermark starts rental

Leasing is underway at The Watermark in West Palm Beach, a new luxury seniors community from Watermark Retirement Communities slated to debut in mid-2022. The 155 unit midrise is a new addition to the Élan collection,

Watermark’s first collection of senior communities.

The Watermark in West Palm Beach features 155 elegant residences that span seven mid-rise floors, including modern studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a penthouse 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.

On-site associates provide apartment 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 wellness area.

Rental information: 561-537-3200. ¦

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