Friday, June 6, 2014

A HAPPY ISLAND - PALM BEACH


My husband and I just returned from a short little jaunt to Palm Beach to celebrate our first wedding anniversary.  We thoroughly enjoyed the vibe, the food, the eye candy and each other. Here's a few photos of some of the highlights.


the pool courtyard at our hotel, The Chesterfield, a quaint boutique hotel with plenty of charm and a very friendly staff



Dinner at Charley's Crab was good and the view of the Atlantic was even better...



The lush flora on the island is everywhere.....lots of orchids and beautiful potted plants


The shops are one-of-a-kind, this lantern outside a paper shop on Worth Avenue was what caught my eye.
I love Spanish Colonial architecture, pecky cypress (see ceiling above) and any Mizner designed buildings especially.


Couldn't pass up a shot of the Staffordshire collection in Letitia Lundeen Antiques, that has another location in Nantucket as well.


We visited the famous "Church Mouse" thrift store and I scored this amazing deal on a Chinese Chippendale armchair!


I thought these shoes were very reminiscient of a Palm Beach socialite in the 60's. They were huge and left me wondering if they had belonged to a famous style icon we all know had very large feet and spent time there at a family compound??


The homes are very tasteful and many are quite understated as well, not a lot of nouveau-riche flash all over the place, which is refreshing.


I wasn't sure what type of tree this was, but it was pretty nonetheless. The blossoms looked like a cross between mandevilla and petunias.


Another beauty


This was my favorite and also happens to be for sale here


For all of you fiddle leaf fig fans, I found the mother of them here


I am pretty much convinced that Palm Beach Style is kind of up my alley


On Worth Ave.


These beautiful Chinoiserie fretwork details were outside the deli, for crying out loud. Ever seen a deli in a building with such cool classic architecture?


The breakfast was pretty delicious, too. Eggs Benedict with nova. Try it at Toojays.


This cute classic Morris Minor was parked out front


I wanted to steal the mirror out by the pool at our hotel but settled instead for a quick snapshot.


Visiting the Breakers was a treat. This historic legend lives up to the hype and is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. They even have a Lilly boutique right on the premises! 
(love the painting of the hotel hanging in the shop above!)


One of the gorgeous courtyards at the hotel


The outdoor furniture was so charming and colorful. Not your typical generic patio set, for sure!


The plantings are incredible


The hotel's gift shop - The Breakers News and Gourmet- is a great place to pick up some necessities and non-necessities as well.


Beautiful fountains


The ceiling in the lobby......magnificent.


and this concludes my photo tour. I thought this "living" wall on Worth Avenue was worth showing.
Any places I missed that I need to check out next time?
Have a wonderful weekend!

2 comments:

Karena Albert said...

Anne I cannot believe a year has passed !! Happy Anniversary and what a wonderful way to spend it!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Andrea said...

LOVE Palm Beach!!! We are going next week for my birthday! Happy Anniversary!

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