The Cocktail Hour
March - 2015 - Cocktail Hour with Josh Cohen
ABOUT THE DRINK:
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne
WHO: Television personality, author and Miami luxury real estate icon Patricia Delinois
WHAT: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne paired with the Pavilion Champagne brunch, a lavish gourmet buffet featuring more than 80 items with three action-stations including made-to-order omelets and fresh seafood.
WHERE: The Pavilion at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach / 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington / 561.792.9292 / InternationalPoloClub.TicketLeap.com
1 - Something that most people don’t know about reality TV is: that the truth really is much stranger than fiction! A lot of what you see on reality television really is true.
2 - A TV show that I am absolutely addicted to is: “Shark Tank.” I love that the entrepreneurs are getting a chance to make their dreams a reality. I truly believe that real luck is when you are fully prepared, and then you get your opportunity. I recently co-authored The Ultimate Success Guide, and I’m so pleased that the proceeds raised will go toward a cause to help young aspiring writers and entrepreneurs.
3 - Helping Michael Jackson search for properties was: amazing. I showed Michael numerous properties, and he fell in love with my listing Tyecliffe – a magnificent medieval waterfront castle nestled on almost three acres. I was mesmerized watching as Michael danced and sang in each room. Ultimately, Michael’s offer did not go through, and I am sad to say that today Tyecliffe no longer exists, as the buyer who purchased the estate bulldozed the castle.
4 - Being one of the most powerful women in the world of Miami real estate means: a lot of pressure and responsibility. You really have to love and be passionate about what you do. My father always said that “persistence wears down resistance,” and I have an unbelievable drive and insatiable determination that keeps me going.
5 - I found myself speechless when it came to my first encounter with: Ellen DeGeneres. I met Ellen at the Elton John Oscars party the year that she and Portia de Rossi were hosting it. I truly admire her spunk and style. She is witty, smart and extremely talented. I found myself completely, and unexpectedly, in awe of her.
6 - If I had not become a rock star of luxury real estate, I would have: become a fashion designer. Fashion is my other love. I love creating designs and working with fabrics. I design clothes for myself as a hobby. Fashion and art are extensions of my own personality.
7 - One of my all-time favorite celebrity clients is: Michael Bay, director of the “Transformers” movie franchise. I have never met anyone as brilliant with such a creative mind, and amazing imagination. I was pleasantly surprised to learn about his passion for real estate, architecture and design. He is not only gifted in making movies but also in designing rooms and homes. He has an ability to transform plain rooms into creative masterpieces.
As President and CEO of Century 21 Premier Elite Realty, Patricia Delinois is a widely respected and admired industry leader in Miami luxury real estate. In addition to serving as an on-air expert for NBC Universal broadcast platforms such as CNBC and Travel Channel, Delinois has appeared on the hit reality television series “Hot Listings Miami.” A best-selling author, the 2012 President of the Miami Association of Realtors enjoys social and philanthropic endeavors alike. Delinois is a longtime supporter of causes ranging from the Women’s Cancer Association, to Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Chris Evert charities. She currently resides in Miami.