There is little wonder why those that can retreat to the inviting shores of Palm Beach when the sky that governs their own town turns dark and cold. Established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, Palm Beach has always existed to stand for luxury. The easternmost town in Florida, it has become known for it’s tropical climate, rarely below 64 degrees and perfect for the Luxury Jet-Set crowd.
My favorite spots in the playground of the rich and famous;
An architectural wonder and staple in Palm Beach, The Breakers is steeped in history. Located at South Country Road, this luxury resort offers you everything under the sun. Here, old money mixes with new. The Coral Cafe is wonderful for dining with every seat offering an amazing view.
Donald Trump’s exclusive spa for the super-rich and is located upon 20 of the most gloriously landscaped acres you’ve ever seen. This private club is truly the beautiful crown jewel of Palm Beach. Perfect for weddings, galas, and glorious celebrations, Mar-a-lago features an amazing swimming pool and a red clay court that is admired by enthusiasts.
The Armory Art Center
The mission of the Armory has always been to generate knowledge and awareness of art as part of life. As host to some of the art-world’s most amazing events (like Tracy Stern’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party), this center has established it’s place as the center of cultural life in Palm Beach. The gallery is perfect for luxury shopping and a must-stop for jet-setters.
Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
This incredible 73-room mansion contains original furnishings and an impressive art collection. The impressive grounds and historic ambiance will transform you to the gilded age. In such an idyllic setting, one can see the value of a well-administered foundation.
An international shopping destination, this legendary location (referred to as “The Avenue”), is home to international boutiques as well as unique specialty stores found no where else in the country. Sentimental for me, it’s where I often lunch with my Mother at our favorite TABOO restaurant. The signature drink here is the Bloody Mary and guests often enjoy lobster tail for lunch.