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Palm Beach ... The Guide

I am equally thrilled to share this post with you and sad this might be the end of the group content I have for my time with Caroline + Mary in Palm Beach.  We had such a great trip which was so good for all of us and I don't want the sharing to end.  I do have one more post to share, but for the most part I have given you almost all the details.  Just like everything that was perfect, you never want it to be over.  I hope you fall in love with one of my favorite places to visit and plan your own trip.  I have all the best details for you ... where to go, what to do and where to stay and everything in between.

Where To Stay ... 

I have stayed at both The Brazilian and The Colony and I think they are both amazing.  I will tell you I am partial to The Colony having now spent three nights there on the most recent trip.  It is so quaint and so beautiful and the service is just sooo good.  I felt like we were guests in an apartment and coming down each morning to see our friends and doorman was just such a plus.  For me I am 100% staying at The Colony the next time I visit. After such a fabulous time I don't think I can stay any where else.

Mary shared her visit to The Breakers in her post and my friend Ashley shared her amazing visit to The Pineapple Pad and I think they would both recommend their lodging to all.  I love that you have so many amazing and gorgeous options for staying in such a beautiful place.

What To Do ... 

I truly recommend visiting Palm Beach in the off season which is May to October.  The island is so quiet and you truly get to see the beauty and charm it offers.  Walking and biking is the best way to really see so many hidden sights and staying at The Colony is ideal for walking to Worth Avenue for shopping, walking to eat and for enjoying the beach.

Palm Beach offers so many options for shopping and I highly recommend you take one full day to walk both Worth Avenue to discover all the amazing shops + all the hidden vias.  It is so beautiful and there are so many little shops hidden along the way.  The beach is a fabulous option and you can start your day watching the sun rise and end your day watching the moon rise over the ocean.  This area of South Florida is so different from other areas on the coast and the beach is a mix of rocks, open area and its truly so gorgeous.  Going off season gives you the view of so many sea turtle nests and if you time it just right you can be there to watch them hatch which is a bucket list item for sure.

Staying at The Colony gave us the perfect mix of laying by the pool + visiting the beach on their darling Beach Buggy.  We wanted to ride the buggy all over town, isn't it soo cute.  When we were ready to head to the beach they packed up the chairs, the umbrellas, bottles of water and towels and took us and set us all up.  It was the best "walk" to the beach I have ever experienced.

Where To Eat ... 

Breakfast/Brunch ...
The Colony - eat poolside and I highly recommend the Yogurt Parfait with a side of scrambled eggs and bacon to share. The fresh squeezed juice is delish.
Surfside Diner - Classic diner and so delish.
Cafe Boulud - So pretty and the Lex Price Fixe for brunch is so yummy.  I would recommend the oatmeal, omlette and the key lime pie.
Sant Ambroeus - the avocado toast is a must + get a fabulous coffee.  I prefer to sit in the coffee bar ... and make sure you snag some french cookies to go for an afternoon treat.

Lunch ...
Bricktops - Palm Beach salad is hands down my favorite, and the
Ta-boo - The salads and sandwiches are so good.  If you are a party of three or less request the table in the front window.  It is so special. I order the Crab Stack (delish) or the Worth Avenue Salad.
Green's Luncheonette - PB classic ... order one of the club sandwiches with a milkshake
The Colony - Ahi Tuna + Frose is my favorite thing to order ... you can grab an ice coffee with a sprinkle cookie on your way out at the coffee bar for strolling the avenue
Pizza Al Fresco - so delish and perfect for a breezy day

Dinner ...
Palm Beach Grill
Seafood Bar
Cafe Boulud
The Honor Bar
Flagler Steakhouse
Pizza Al Fresco - perfect for a group ... order a variety of pizza + apps

Drinks ...
HMF - perfect for before dinner or after dinner with dessert
The Honor Bar before dinner at the Grill
Leopard Lounge - people watching extraordinaire

Where to Shop ... 

As I mentioned above you need to walk Worth Avenue.  Do not miss stopping into The Lilly store and Stubbs & Wootton which are two of my favorites, but this is just the beginning of the list. I also highly recommend C. Orrico, Amanda Lindroth, Lori Jayne (both stores), and do not miss Lycette Designs. Jessica has a gorgeous needlepoint shop and if you are new to needlepoint she will teach you how.  Learning to needlepoint from Jessica is definitely a highlight of my trip.

Do not miss the Royal Poinciana Plaza ... you can eat, shop and wander the beautiful area for a few hours.  We stopped into Hermes, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Assouline Books and so many more.  After a bit of shopping grab an iced coffee or a gelato + some cookies at Sant Ambroeus. Very near you will find Skinny Dip which is a great option for their collection of designers and artisans in the area.  Skinny Dip is a must see for sure!

If you love antiquing like me you can rent a car and head to Dixie Highway for a full afternoon of walking and shopping the best shops in West Palm Beach.  The shopping is like none other! If you love a good thrifting trip the shops along the coast in this area are filled with all sorts of treasures.  Do some digging and be ready to rent a truck to get all of your treasures home.

If you have never been to Palm Beach you must go, if you are an addict as I am you understand the magic of the island.  There is truly nothing like it for me.

Happy Thursday!

Images by Andrea Kinnear Photography


  1. Thank's a million for this! On my bucket list!

  2. How blessed you are to have found these two soul mates, Caroline and Mary, and that you are all able to go on such wonderful adventures. I only recently found your blog and so enjoyed looking and reading about your time in Palm Beach. I doubt that I will find my way to PB, but you certainly could be an ambassador for them. Thank you, MM

  3. Looks like a fun time! Where can we get that cute pink luggage?



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