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The official tabletop competition

Here are the highlights for

 

 

March 29, 2019

 

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Aqualuxe photographed #TopNotchTabletop at the Palm Beach Boat Show this weekend.

Aqualuxe Outfitting hosted once again the official tabletop competition of the season. Our judges, Julie Perry, the author of The Insider's Guide of How to become a Yacht Stewardess, Sara Trelo, Director of Business Development at Christofle, Jo Cooper, Placement Coordinator for Bluewater and Cris Clifford, designer and outfitter at Aqualuxe, hit the docks bright and early, judging the following 5 categories for creativity, aesthetic and overall design impact. And boy did it turn out to be a difficult task.

Right at the heart of the show, we started on M/Y Silver Lining, where Julie and Logan showcased an elegant and sophisticated table setting. Their tip, “Layering, the more the better,” was showcased with an elegant display. Starting at the base was a mirror placemat, a capiz shell piece and a Coral charger, topped with a starburst napkin ring of beads.

M/Y Siete created a balance between differently sized taper candles, incorporating calla lilies and beads. Chief Stew Mica and Carmen opted for a neutral color, accenting the interior. Tip of the Day: “Anticipate your guest needs. Learn how they take their coffee, for example, make them feel like royalty“.

Next up, M/Y Serenity displayed a clean line of orchids and a lantern surrounded by silver placemats, china and napkin ring accents. Chief Stew Kerrigan and Leilani’s Tip of the day: “Keep Calm and deep breaths.”

Chief Stew CC & Anna, made us hop like bunnies! They pulled out all the stops to compete in each category. Their outdoor tabletop showcased a napkin decoration made out of 44 differently cut pieces. We call this setting the Lily Pulitzer. For the interior setting, they opted for a French take on design. The menu was personalized with a wax stamp, and the drink of choice was a White Port, Gin and Tonic Martini. Tip of the Day: “Having onboard an extensive collection of wine. This app is the best! Download VinoCell. List, sort, and order your collection. It will even notify you when you need to turn the bottles.”

As we stepped into the dining room of M/Y Ionian Princes, we were transported to a Greek Island with a tantalizing menu and goddess statues...

M/Y Mizu

All amazing tabletops and creative tips:

LUXE INTERIOR
CHIC OUTDOORS
MENU DESIGN
BEVERAGE PRESENTATION

Top Notch Tabletop Stew Tips @PBIBS 2019

 

M/Y Chasseur

by Janelle Nutting Julia Cummings &  Madeline Smith

drum roll please....

the winners are:

Palm Beach Intl. Boat Show 2019

IN THE MAIN 2 CATEGORIES

(judged via facebook)

THE WINNERS ARE:

Category : Luxe Interior

1st Place: Spring

M/Y MAG III

by Chief Steward Nico Van Der Westhuizen, Chenelle Godfrey and Kerry Langschmidt

MY MAG III Chief steward Nico Van Der We
MY MAG III Chief steward Nico Van Der We

Category : Luxe Interior

2nd Place: When Rose met Gin in the Garden of Frida

M/Y Amitie

by Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks

MY Amitie Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks
MY Amitie Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks
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Category : Luxe Interior

3rd Place: 

MY Chasseur Chief Stew Janelle Nutting J
MY Chasseur Chief Stew Janelle Nutting J

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Category : Outdoor Chic

1st Place: 

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M/Y Mizu

by Chief stew Paige Phillips

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Category : Outdoor Chic

2nd Place: 

M/Y To-Kalon

by Chief stewardess Jessica Guinn

MY To-Kalon Chief Stew Jessica Guinn (4)
MY To-Kalon Chief Stew Jessica Guinn (7)
MY To-Kalon Chief Stew Jessica Guinn (3)

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Category : Outdoor Chic

3rd Place: 

M/Y Ocean Club

by Chief Stew CC Childers & Anna Endler

MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann
MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann

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Category : Tip of the day

1st Place

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M/Y MAG III

by Chief steward Nico Van Der Westhuizen, Chenelle Godfrey and Kerry Langschmidt

"Instead of buying flowers all the time, we source different materials along our travels. Handmade pieces such as a drift wood burned with a magnifying glass with the name of our boat and 3 holes for candles, made a long lasting impression on our guests. Buy minimal, conserve nature”.

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Category : Most Artistic Napkin Fold

MY To-Kalon Chief Stew Jessica Guinn (5)

M/Y To-Kalon

by Chief steward Jessica Guinn

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MY To-Kalon Chief Stew Jessica Guinn (7)

Category : Top Creative Centerpiece

MY Amitie Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks
MY Amitie Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks

M/Y Amitie

by Chief Stew Judy Le Riche Dicks

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Category : Stylish Menu Design

MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann

M/Y Ocean Club

by Chief Stew CC Childers & Anna Endler

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MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann

Category : Best Beverage Presentation

MY Angiamo Chief Stew Natasha Pretorius,

M/Y Angiamo

by Chief Stew Natasha Pretorius, Jenny Siao & Marilyn Romero 

MY Angiamo Chief Stew Natasha Pretorius,

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BEST OVERALL DESIGN

M/Y Ocean Club

by Chief Stew CC Childers & Anna Endler

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MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann
MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann
MY Ocean Club Chief Stew CC Childs & Ann

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Julie Perry

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