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Ceci Dadisman is the arts marketing go-to gal! She is the Director of Marketing & PR at Palm Beach Opera where, in addition to all of the usual marketing duties, she manages all aspects of the company’s technology and new media projects, including social media, website, iPhone app, and live web streaming.

A frequent public speaker, Ceci focuses on empowering nonprofit arts organizations of all budgets through the smart use of technology and social media. Her recent and upcoming engagements include presenting at the OPERA America Conference, National Arts Marketing Project Conference, Florida Festivals and Events Association Conference, the Florida Direct Marketing Association's NonProfit Marketing Summit, Public Relations Society of America Palm Beach Chapter, and Association of Fundraising Professionals in addition to other local and regional appearances.

She is on the National Arts Marketing Project Advisory Committee, the Palm Beach County Cultural Council Marketing Committee, is the President of the American Marketing Association – South Florida Chapter, VP of Technology of the Florida Direct Marketing Association, and is the OPERA America Marketing Network Chair.

Ceci was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a die-hard Steelers fan. She graduated from West Virginia University (Let’s Go Mountaineers!) with a music degree in vocal performance and is also a professional classical singer. She currently resides in West Palm Beach with her husband James, baby son Franklin, and miniature schnauzers Milo and Maya.

Charitable And Stylish Holiday Gifts 2012: Palm Beach

There are tons of great stores and things to do in and around Palm Beach and we’ve picked some fabulous gift ideas from some that are well-known and some that are rising stars.

The Barefoot Princess bamboo bracelets

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The Barefoot Princess

Have you heard of The Barefoot Princess? This online jewelry and accessories boutique is based right here in Jupiter and they have super cute accessories and affordable jewelry for all the gals on your list. We love these bamboo bangles for only $22 each.  When you buy two, the third one is free. No matter how many you layer on, these are the perfect arm candy for any occasion.

WHERE: Online.
Ph. 561-319-4925

HOURS:
By Phone: Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PRICE: Bamboo Bangles: $22

J & D Nail Lounge

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J & D Nail Lounge

What girl doesn’t love a relaxing mani/pedi while sipping a glass of wine and chatting with friends? J & D Nail Lounge is a hidden treasure in the heart of West Palm Beach. The atmosphere is calming and the staff is friendly. A gift certificate for any nail or spa service will definitely be appreciated.

WHERE:
J & D Nail Lounge
221 S. Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph. 561-429-3142

HOURS:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Uniquely Palm Beach Store

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Uniquely Palm Beach Store

If you are looking for unique gifts this season, look no further than the Uniquely Palm Beach Store at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Inside their shop on Lake Avenue in the heart of Lake Worth, you will find hand-made items by local artists. There is everything from original artwork to jewelry to stationery starting at prices as low as $3. This hidden gem is definitely worth the trip.

WHERE:
Cultural Council of Palm Beach County
601 Lake Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460
Ph. 561-471-2901

HOURS:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Pioneer Linens

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Pioneer Linens

Pioneer Linens on Clematis Street in West Palm Beach is a landmark business that has been operating in South Florida for 100 years. What started out as more of a hardware and dry goods store has become a mecca for high-end linens and home accessories. We love the Arcadia Throw ($174), made from a super soft cotton blend and perfect for South Florida weather year-round. The Greek key design also compliments nearly any decor.

WHERE:
Pioneer Linens

210 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

HOURS:
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

PRICE: Arcadia Throw: $174

Peggy Adams Rescue League

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Peggy Adams Rescue League

The holidays are the perfect time to bring a new member into your family. Peggy Adams Rescue League is holding their annual Palm Beach Pet Expo at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on December 8-9. You can rescue an adorable dog or cat and support the mission of Peggy Adams Rescue League.

WHERE:
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph. 561-686-3663

HOURS: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Envy of Palm Beach

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Envy of Palm Beach

Envy of Palm Beach is a quint boutique on the Island with a variety of apparel, accessories and gifts for the home. We love their bright and cheery and very “Palm Beach” items such as tunics and maxi dresses. Head on over to Envy for gifts for ladies of all ages. Items start at just $10.

WHERE:
Envy of Palm Beach
139 N. County Road #13
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Ph. 561-833-4453

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PRICE: Items start at $10

Kravis Center

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The Kravis Center

Do you have someone on your list that has everything?  Why not get them tickets to a show at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts? They have gift certificates available in all amounts for all of their performances. Whether it is dance, opera, theater, or a Broadway show, the experience of going to the theater will be one not soon forgotten. Tickets start at $5 and go up to above $100 depending on the show, seating location, and date.

WHERE:
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
701 Okeechobee Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Ph. 561-832-7469

HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

PRICE: Tickets start at $5

Asquared Boutique

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Asquared Boutique

The Palm Beach area is full of cute boutiques. One of the newest is Asquared Boutique in West Palm Beach. They’ve got loads of designer fashions by local and national designers. This layered look is very “now” and two of the bracelets are by local jewelry designers!

WHERE:
Asquared Boutique
319 Belvedere Road #7
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Ph. 561-318-5987

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Society of the Four Arts

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The Society of the Four Arts

You can’t get more Palm Beach than The Society of the Four Arts. They have a great boutique that features accessories such as scarves, jewelry and more starting at just $10. While you’re there, check our their gorgeous gardens which are free and open to the public!

WHERE:
The Society of the Four Arts
2 4 Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Ph. 561-655-7227

HOURS:
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 2 -5 p.m.

PRICE: Free garden access.
Gifts starting at $10.

Alex and Ani charm bracelet

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Alex and Ani

You’ve probably heard of Alex and Ani and love their fun accessories. But did you know that they also support charities? Stop by the Palm Beach store on Worth Avenue this Thursday and 15 percent of your purchase will go to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. This shop is filled with great gift ideas including their signature charm bracelets like the one shown here which is priced at just $24.

WHERE:
Alex and Ani
150 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Ph. 561-837-6497

HOURS: 6-8 p.m.

PRICE: Single Charm Bracelets starting at $24

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