FOUNDER, ALTIMA PALM BEACH
Maribel Alvarez forged strong international relationships as a result of her education at Le Rosey in Switzerland, Duke and Georgetown Universities. Fluent in four languages, she continued to hone her skills and cultivate relationships while serving as Costa Rican Delegate at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York. Maribel founded Altima in 2000 as a Private Relations© and concierge firm catering to a network of wealthy and powerful individuals across the globe. Altima emerged as a marketing services and public relations firm, specializing in luxury brands, real estate and event management. Clients such as the The Related Group of Florida, Emilio Pucci, Vilebrequin, Harry Winston, Gstaad Palace, Royal Bank of Canada have utilized Altima’s network and services to build their clientele and sales.
Maribel also founded the highly successful quarterly luxury magazine, 95 East. As publisher and executive editor, she garnered renown as entrepreneurial and creative. Its success inspired the launch of Altima Elite, a subscriber-based social platform offering results-driven Affinity Marketing opportunities brands seeking an international private wealth target audience
What do you love most about Your City?
After living on the Island for 15 years, I moved downtown 11 years ago and love the convenience of downtown living with the Island perks a bridge away. But the best part of living here by far is the fact my children and grandson are all within a 30 mile radius…. My less ‘cheesy’ answer will have to be the airport. I do lots of traveling and it’s tough to beat PBI! Oh and the Brightline! It’s a game changer for meetings in Miami!
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Benny’s on the Beach at Lake Worth Pier has become synonymous with long brunches with friends, family and out of town guests…. Benny’s Salmon Eggs Benedict is amazing!
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Off season, hopefully sleeping. During peak season I may be in the midst of my morning meditation or on a conference call with an international client
10:00 AM – usually at my computer or on the phone
12:00 PM – Favorite Power Lunch spot?
I’m not a creature of habit by nature, however I do find my lunching rotation is pretty consistent. Pistache, Bice and Pizza al Fresco …. all have great food, a great vibe and just never disappoint!
7:00 PM – When I’m out and about in the evenings it is usually for a work related event. When it isn’t, I can often be found enjoying Meat Market’s extended Happy Hour with friends. Game night, whether at my house or at a friend’s, is another favorite evening activity. During Peak season, if I’m not hosting, I’m probably hibernating for the evening catching up on strength or catching up on emails.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
My morning smoothie—spinach, coconut water, pineapple, bananas, ginger and turmeric. I’ll fill up two bottles and enjoy my second one in the afternoon.
My end of day guilty pleasures One with Life Organic Tequila, splash of soda, mint and lime on the rocks,
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
Insight timer and Amazon Prime provide me with my needed dose of instant gratification. Insight Timer at least once sometimes twice a day for morning and evening meditations. I’m addicted! Amazon prime because I love being able to shop as soon as I remember I need something.
So many of my Instagram friends constantly travel to off the beaten track places. I can’t get enough of their photos and keep adding to my bucket list for my long term gratification. Favorite Instagram account? Switzerlandgoodvibes It always takes me to my happy place!
What should everyone try at least once?
Immersing oneself in a culture that is not one’s own. and really really good dark green olive oil.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
If alone, I love getting lost on Swiss Alpine trails… you follow the yellow signs and end up yet another quaint village. and no predators! Only Cows!
With a like-minded travel companion? Pretty much anywhere (safe). My best meals, experiences times and stories start with getting lost in European towns during my adolescent years..