David Negri has worked with a cross section of who’s who in pop culture, fashion and international corporate business. He plans events all over the globe.
“I have contacts all over the world,” he says. “I could do a simple consultation for a dinner party for 20 or for 2,000.”
His clients wine and dine him at the finest restaurants.
But in his personal time, Negri prefers an uncomplicated lifestyle.
“I party for a living,” Negri says, “but when it comes to David time, I like simple — sitting down for a sub or a burger or meeting someone for tea at Howley’s. I like supporting local businesses, especially mom-and-pops.”
Negri, 52, of West Palm Beach, describes himself as “an uber creative and talented style maker who has been in the creative design business for most of my life.”
“I have modeled fashion for various designers (including Givenchy, Versace and Armani), run and designed antique shops and showrooms, and worked on various parties/permanent installations and projects as well as overall design consulting and execution worldwide,” he says.
A New York native who has lived in Florida for 22 years, Negri was vice president of (Bruce) Sutka Productions for 18 years until he started his own company, DN Concepts, five years ago.
Favorite place to go out for breakfast:
Dontee’s on Belvedere. I like Chef Rocky’s spinach and feta cheese omlette.
Dontee’s, 620 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, 561-655-6001
Favorite lunch spots:
Russo’s Subs, Howley’s or Pistache. I like the turkey sub at Russo’s, the bacon blue cheeseburger at Howley’s and sitting outside with chicken pie and salad at Pistache.
Russo’s Submarine Sandwich Shop, 415 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-659-4333
Howley’s, 4700 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-833-5691, www.sub-culture.org/howleys/index.html
Pistache French Bistro, 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561-833-5090,www.pistachewpb.com/#1
Favorite place to go out for dinner:
Malakor in old Northwood. The food is phenomenal and the setting is gorgeous with a koi pond. They serve the best duck I’ve ever had. Priests and monks come to eat there.
Malakor Thai Café, 425 25th St., West Palm Beach, 561-762-9070,www.malakor.com
Favorite place to take out-of-town visitors:
MacArthur Park to kayak.
John D. MacArthur State Park, 10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive. Off A1A, North Palm Beach, 561-624-6950, www.macarthurbeach.org
Favorite place to watch the sunrise:
My terrace near the Norton on Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach.
Favorite workout spot:
Rhanddy’s Elite Fitness, a great neighborhood no-nonsense gym with great owner operator and fantastic trainers and clientele. This gym is a major part of my life.
Rhanddy’s Elite Fitness, 6101 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-429-2830
Favorite place to go to relax and recharge:
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, or locally at the beach off Root Trail in Palm Beach.
Favorite spot to shop:
Everywhere — I lately have been fascinated with all the great vintage pieces Dina C has in her Shoppe on South Dixie. I like supporting local business.
Dina C’s Fab & Funky Consignment Boutique, 1609 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561-659-1420,