Last but not least: Concluding our 12-month Book Tour
Thursday, January 31st, brought us to beautiful Palm Beach, Florida and marked the 18th and final stop on our year-long Timeless book tour. We had the great pleasure of speaking at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, a private organization that protects and celebrates the area’s historic, architectural and cultural heritage. While the day started off rainy, the sun made a fitting appearance as people arrived, setting the tone for a fabulous afternoon.
We were thrilled and honored by the turn out of 100 guests including Preservation Foundation members, clients, and designers – some of whom we hadn’t seen in years! The event began with a presentation of Timeless followed by a wonderful reception and book signing where attendees had the chance to socialize and mingle. We were delighted to see several of our Martha’s Vineyard clients in the audience including friend and Preservation Foundation Trustee Kenn Karakul, Dan and Mary Stanton, Taki and Elaine Pantzopolous, Lou and Zacharie Vinios, Tim and Lily Bentas, Bob and Pat Snyder, Stuart Roffman, Lise Revers, and Gina Mortara – to name a few.
After the event we visited the lovely Kips Bay Decorator Show House, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, where we caught up with renowned interior designer, Cindy Rinfret. The Show House, a Mediterranean-style home located along the Intracoastal Waterway, was co-chaired by Preservation Foundation Chairman Pauline Pitt who we had the distinct pleasure of meeting and chatting with earlier.
Concluding our 12-month book tour in Palm Beach could not have been more wonderful and we want to express our gratitude for the tremendous support we’ve received throughout this extraordinary year. Whether speaking in New York, Charleston, or here in Palm Beach, we had the good fortune to meet passionate, engaged guests who share a genuine interest in architecture and historic restoration. Sharing our work and design philosophy with such an incredible group of people has been great fun and a marvelous honor – thank you all!
For a full summary of the tour including videos and images, head to our Timeless page.
Autumn in New York is Timeless in New York! On Thursday, November 1st, we had the great pleasure of speaking at the historic Joseph I. Lubin House on the beautiful Upper East Side of Manhattan. The townhouse, which serves as home base for Syracuse University’s NYC operations, was an ideal venue to meet and mingle with our New York clients, friends, family and colleagues.The evening began with a festive cocktail reception in the 1870’s Room, a gorgeous, wood paneled room restored as an “historic and ceremonial space” to gather. Guests then moved downstairs to the Pergament Room for the book presentation and to take part in a lively Q&A discussion about architectural and design inspiration. We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces in the audience – as well as many new friends we were delighted to meet and talk with.
After the lecture, the celebration continued back upstairs where guests socialized and enjoyed a fabulous array of Spanish tapas and Tuscan Antipasti. There was great energy in the room – laughter, lively discussion and a palpable sense that everyone appreciated the unequaled feeling of autumn in New York. We were grateful to share the evening with such a wonderful group of people.
Next up on our Timeless book tour is Wellesley Free Library on November 29th and then Chatham Bars Inn December 6th. Local and holiday presentations not to be missed! Please visit https://patrickahearn.com/timeless-book/ to RSVP.
Tuesday, February 13th marked Patrick’s first official stop on his much anticipated book tour for Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living. The Boston Design Center proved to be a fantastic venue for his inaugural lecture and book signing with over 200 attendees. The outstanding attendance and outpouring of support was a perfect way to kick off the tour. Patrick began the lecture by sharing his Levittown, New York roots, describing how the location of his upbringing came to impact his future design philosophy. He then brought the audience through the storied chapters of his career – from his work designing Faneuil Hall to restoring countless blocks of Back Bay – culminating with meaningful design stories of the homes featured in Timeless.
After the presentation one guest remarked,
“I’ve followed Patrick’s work for decades, and now really understand what sets him apart.”
Following the lecture, the crowd gathered at the beautiful Christopher Peacock gallery for a reception and book signing. The positive energy in the room was contagious. Guests ranged from interior designers to brokers to media professionals – and all were anxious to discuss Timeless and their thoughts on the lecture. While the crowd was substantial, the event still felt intimate as Patrick chatted with people one-on-one at the signing table.
It was a terrific afternoon and we are grateful to everyone who joined us. We look forward to an exciting book tour ahead, so please check our schedule to see if we will be coming to your area. The schedule will be updated as new locations are added.