Palm Beach Style

After the cold and dreary days of a New York winter, it is great to soak up some sun and experience the colors and vibe of Palm Beach.  This narrow island and its unique, chic style is always a source of inspiration.  Palm Beach offers beautiful beaches, tree-lined streets and pristine avenues, a wonderful architectural mix, and colors everywhere.  It offers energy and renewal every time I visit. 

What I love about Palm Beach:

Flowers—gorgeous, lush blooms, everywhere in sight!

Chic Shops
Loved seeing what’s new at Roberta Roller Rabbit—these colorful quilts and bed linens are not only visually appealing with their vibrant and cheerful colors, they are heavenly to the touch!

My first visit to Hive Palm Beach—A tasteful collection of furniture, lighting and wonderful accessories in a beautifully designed setting.  A must see!  

Dixie Highway – A trip to Palm Beach would not be complete without a stroll along Dixie Highway, to feast the eyes on the fabulous cluster of antique and vintage shops. One of my favorites is Scandinavian Antiques and Living, which houses a superb collection of Swedish and Danish antiques as well as modern art and some exquisite mid-century Swedish glass lighting.  Pictured here is a stunning Danish bench and a round painted and parcel gilt table, both 19th century.

Favorite restaurants
Café L’Europe—always so elegant. Not only is the cuisine delicious, the flowers and table settings are worthy of a magazine cover—colorful, festive, always delivering a wow factor.  I loved the simplicity of this place setting with the napkin folded and tied with a pastel satin ribbon.

 Place setting at  Cafe L'Europe, 331 South County Road  Place setting at Cafe L’Europe, 331 South County Road

A new kid on the block is Island Bee– a great spot for delicious, healthy smoothies made from fresh fruits and veggies, and flavorful acai bowls.    

 Acai bowl at the Island Bee, 261 Royal Poinciana Way Acai bowl at the Island Bee, 261 Royal Poinciana Way

Colors—everywhere you look, there are beautiful blues and green, inspired by the colors of the sea as well as luscious greens, pinks, purples, salmons and magentas.  Not only in the flowers all over town, but in the interiors and exteriors of the buildings, not to mention the outfits!  Palm Beach style is colorful, cheerful, yet restrained.   This special place is about gracious living, elegant yet comfortable surroundings and always the epitome of chic.  Here are some of my favorite vignettes:

Of course at the end of the day, it is great to enjoy a tropical cocktail or a yummy margarita!  The bartender at Echo makes an exceptionally good ones!

 Echo Palm Beach, 230A Sunrise Avenue Echo Palm Beach, 230A Sunrise Avenue