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Aqualuxe Outfitters names winners of Top Notch Tabletop Challenge

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Aqualuxe Outfitters has announced the winners of its 2015 Top Notch Tabletop Challenge. Table settings from the Palm Beach International Boat Show were photographed in late March and posted online for social media votes. The tables were judged in two categories: Luxe Interior and Outdoor Chic. Winners were also named for Menu Design and Tip of the Day.

The 2015 winners are:

In the Luxe Interior category, first place goes to M/Y Arianna with stews Traci, Savannah and Georgia.

Second place is M/Y Lady Sheridan with Chief Stew Rebecca McGee and stews Olivia Hope, Varushca Degenaar, Julie Oudgaard, Marijke Van Mouric.

Third place is M/Y Allegria with Chief Stew Ania Broszkiewicz and stews Hanna Swieczkowska and Alice Steele.
In the Outdoor Chic category, first place goes to M/Y Step One with Chief Stew Dani Thompson and Stew Chanel Marais.

Second place is M/Y Lady Sheridan with Chief Stew Rebecca McGee and stews Olivia Hope, Varushca Degenaar, Julie Oudgaard, Marijke Van Mouric.

Third place is M/Y Allegria with Chief Stew Ania Broszkiewicz and stews Hanna Swieczkowska and Alice Steele.
In the Menu Design category, first place is M/Y Lady Sheridan and Chef Aron Tuckett and Sous Chef Elaine Van Wyk.

Chief Stew Margaret Hill of M/Y Double Down won both second and third place for her two menus coinciding with the two table settings.

In the Tip of the Day category, first place is M/Y Lady Sheridan.

“When in the laundry, we use white chalk to mark those tough stains that you find on white shirts (pilot shirt are the worst!) around the collar as the powder helps absorb the oils and make the stain disappear in the wash.”

Second place is M/Y Step One.

“To keep hydrangeas fresh longer, take them out of the vase and place them head-first (stem out of the water), fully submerged for about 2-3 hours in cold water. It revives them.”

Third place is M/Y Namoh and Stew Joanne Hill.

“To create a lit ice sculpture, add water to a balloon, freeze until the core is hard but you can still hear water in the middle. Pop the balloon and crack a hole. Drain the water and add led lights to the globe. Place upside down covering your hole onto a centerpiece. Your will be talking about it all week.”

Visit for more photos and initial article: Yacht stews shine with Top Notch Tabletop settings.

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