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tradition 1923, is celebrating 95 years insince business. Brothers celebrating 95 years in business. Edward and Robert KassatlyBrothers joined Edward and Sam, RobertwhoKassatly their father foundedjoined the their father who and founded the business, in theSam, late 1950s have been business, in the late 1950s andtohave working together ever since servebeen the working ever since to serve the needs oftogether its discriminating clientele. needs of is its based discriminating clientele. The store on a tradition of The storeservice, is based on amerchandising tradition of personal unique personal unique merchandising and an service, uncompromising commitment and an uncompromising to quality and customercommitment service— to quality customer contributed service— qualities that and undoubtedly qualities that undoubtedly contributed to the Kassatly brothers being honored to the Kassatly brothers as business leaders of thebeing year honored for 1993 as leaders the year for 1993 by business the Palm Beachof Daily News and by the Palm Beach Daily News and awarded the prestigious Worth Avenue awarded the prestigious Worth Avenue One and Only Award for 1997. One The and Only Award for 1997. shop’s specialties include the shop’s specialties the finestThecollections of custominclude designed finest Madeiracollections linens forofthecustom table, designed bed and Madeira table, bed and bath, as linens well asfora the large selection of bath, as well as a ladies large selection of hand-embroidered and men’s hand-embroidered ladiesespecially and men’s handkerchiefs made for handkerchiefs for Kassatly’s. In made addition especially to imported Kassatly’s. In addition to imported linens, Kassatly’s also carries a very linens, alsolinens, carriesAmerican a very fine lineKassatly’s of domestic fine line of domestic and European designer linens, lingerie,American men’s and European designer lingerie, men’s sleepwear, cashmere sweaters and a few select items in men’s sportswear. Special themes such as Christmas, sleepwear, cashmere sweaters and a few select items men’s sportswear.charm—and Special themes such as touch. Christmas, Thanksgiving, polo and golf endow the store’s linensinwith a whimsical a personal Thanksgiving, polohas andsomething golf endow store’s linens with a whimsical a personalboaters touch. and Kassatly’s forthe everyone—tennis players, golfers,charm—and horsemen, fishermen, Kassatly’s hasifsomething for everyone—tennis players,will golfers, horsemen, fishermen, boaters and bridge players—and it doesn’t, just ask; Edward and Robert have it made especially for you. bridge players—and if it doesn’t, just ask; Edward and Robert will have it made especially for you.

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58 Secret Garden Fashion ascends to new heights at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILLY COLEMAN

68 Palm Beach Primer

The Palm Beach mystique is rooted in colorful history, a storied lifestyle and a cast of characters with links to the national and international stage. BY MARIE SPEED AND JOHN THOMASON

78 High Notes

 Framed around classical instruments, these Worth Avenue jewels strike stunning chords. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC HICKMAN

84 Salt Life

It’s light and breezy summertime style here all year long. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILLY COLEMAN

Her white shirt and skirt from Marley’s Palm Beach Collection, and clear acrylic earrings and ring from Mariko; his pants from Strong Boalt, and Brioni shirt and jacket from Neiman Marcus WORTH AVENUE

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18 President’s Letter  For merchants and visitors alike, Worth Avenue has a special sense of place—and its own enduring legacy of quality and service. BY MARLEY HERRING 20 Worth Avenue Association  Here is the Worth Avenue Association’s board of directors and a membership roster of Avenue merchants.

27 Island Notes  We crystallize the energy of Worth Avenue and Palm Beach into a curated guide of don’t-miss events, dining ideas and beauty and lifestyle trends.

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BY ALLISON LEWIS, LAURA PARENTI, JILL PAVLOV AND NILA DO SIMON

50 Vias  Our “treasure hunt” shows how to find Worth Avenue’s “secret” courtyards—or vias—and provides a few don’t-miss tips along the way. BY MEGAN KEARNEY

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54 For Men Only  Here are essential accessories for men—and some manly diversions, on and off the Avenue. BY ALLISON LEWIS 90 Things to Do  South Florida offers residents and visitors an ever-changing palette of activities year-round, from fine arts to football—and everything in between. BY JACKIE SMITH AND JOHN THOMASON 100 Hotels and Accommodations  Our renowned resorts, hotels and exemplary restaurants are an extension of the luxurious Palm Beach lifestyle.

104 Parting Shot  The Worth Avenue Association celebrates community with its charitable partners, including this year’s Garden Club of Palm Beach. BY JOHN THOMASON

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ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHER: Billy Coleman MODEL: Sandy Kacura/MC Mega Miami STYLIST: Katherine Lande/KL Style Inc. ART DIRECTOR: Lori Pierino HAIR/MAKEUP: Heather Blaine LOCATION: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561/5822800, fourseasons.com/palmbeach

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WINTER Printed gown and handbag from Emilio Pucci; cocktail ring and earrings from Maryanna Suzanna SPRING Embellished dress from Lilly Pulitzer; wood bangles from Mariko All clothing and accessories from stores on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

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HAT A YEAR! Worth Avenue has shifted into the national vocabulary through its Palm Beach location—which it now shares with the Winter White House. Its merchants’ association, which brings you this magazine, is celebrating its 70th year this season, and we’ve heard that Santa Claus will arrive at our annual holiday tree lighting by yacht this year for the first time. We’ve seen new businesses open on the Avenue, survived a hurricane, and ramped up our website and social media. Still, the enduring magic of Worth Avenue remains the same. It is a boulevard that changes with the times, but is endowed with the classic grace of its historic past—and the beauty of its Old World architecture. Bougainvillea still tumbles from a high wall, fountains dance in secluded vias, and you can hear the blue waves of the Atlantic Ocean just down the street. Underlying it all is the Avenue’s legacy of customer service, its mix of whimsy and haute couture and its special appeal as an international dining and shopping destination. MITCH HERRING PHOTOGRAPHY

We know we are ever-changing, but we also honor our traditions and our commitment to you, the Worth Avenue visitor. Your delight is our objective—and the hallmark of who we are. We hope you enjoy your visit—and will come back again and again.

Marley Herring President, Worth Avenue Association

PARKING IS PLENTIFUL. Historic Worth Avenue is a street of dreams, and parking is a breeze. Valet parking is available at the Apollo parking lot, just north of Worth Avenue, off Hibiscus Avenue, and at the parking garage, at 150 Worth Ave., just across from the beach. Plentiful two-hour parking spaces are available on Worth Avenue itself, and two-hour metered parking can be found on Peruvian Avenue (one block north of Worth Avenue). If you use one of our parking lots, be sure to ask when you are shopping to have your ticket validated by participating merchants. Please visit our website, worth-avenue.com, for our calendar of events, merchandise and news.

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DIRECTORS Gregg Beletsky Past President

MARLEY’S PALM BEACH COLLECTION

VICE PRESIDENT Jeffrey Sabean 659-6090

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LOUIS VUITTON

Ashley Berry 366-4306 BRAZILIAN COURT HOTEL

TIFFANY & CO.

Franklyn de Marco, Jr. 835-3500

TREASURER John Maus

TA-BOO RESTAURANT

Past President

655-1141

Jose Duran 655-9745

MAUS & HOFFMAN

SECRETARY Linda Goings 820-3820 PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS

BETTERIDGE JEWELERS

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KASSATLY’S

Greg Palmer 659-5800 CHESTERFIELD HOTEL

Past President

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WORTH AVENUE ASSOCIATION 256 Worth Avenue Suite 312 Palm Beach, FL 33480 659-6909

Kristin Fries 659-6464 BROOKS BROTHERS

PUBLISHER Margaret Mary Shuff

Stefan Richter

Sherry Frankel

SHERRY FRANKEL’S MELANGERIE

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RICHTER’S OF PALM BEACH

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Edward Kassatly

RENATO’S RESTAURANT

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Vanessa Henry 655-5850

Faith Spencer, General Manager faith@worth-avenue.com worth-avenue.com

GROUP EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Marie Speed

MANAGING EDITOR John Thomason ASSOCIATE EDITOR Allison Lewis

WEB EDITOR Shayna Tanen

CONTRIBUTORS Nila Do Simon Laura Parenti Jill Pavlov

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR Lori Pierino

PHOTOGRAPHERS Aaron Bristol Billy Coleman Marc Hickman PRODUCTION MANAGER Mandy Wynne PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Shari Brown DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING Lori Gieseking ACCOUNT MANAGERS

Bruce Klein Jr. Gail Eagle Lorraine Manfre Sandi Selig

MARKETING MANAGER Portia Smith

CONTROLLER Jeanne Greenberg

CIRCULATION DIRECTOR Shawntia Jones

Visit us on the web

PUBLISHERS OF Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Mizner’s Dream, Worth Avenue, Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce Annual, Salt Lake, Utah Bride and Groom, Utah Style & Design

Take a walk along Worth Avenue at worth-avenue.com and enjoy all the wonderful amenities available on America’s most beautiful shopping street—we’re only a few keystrokes away!

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2018 Members 120% LINO 150 Worth Avenue 833-0711* Apparel/Accessories 55 CROISETTE 206 Worth Avenue 355-4244 Apparel A.B. LEVY 209/211 Worth Avenue 835-9139 Art/Antiques ADVANCED MENTAL HEALTH CARE 249 Peruvian Avenue Suite F1 333-8884 Medical Services   ALTONA 150 Worth Avenue, Suite 118 832-0303 Apparel   AMINA RUBINACCI 150 Worth Avenue 659-7887 Apparel  APOLLO PARKING 405 Hibiscus Avenue 659-4979 Parking ASHLEY JOHN GALLERIES 410 South County Road 429-8454 Art Gallery BB&T BANK 125 Worth Avenue 653-5553 Financial Institution BELLAGIO HOME 323 Worth Avenue, #4 305/307-2459 Home Furnishings BETTERIDGE 236 Worth Avenue 655-5850 Jewelry   BIBI’S BOUTIQUE 250 Worth Avenue 833-1973 Pet Boutique

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BICE 313 1/2 Worth Avenue (Via Bice) 835-1600 Italian Cuisine BOTTEGA VENETA 239 Worth Avenue 833-3701 Leather Goods THE BRAZILIAN COURT HOTEL 301 Australian Avenue 655-7740 Hotel/Condos   THE BREAKERS 1 South County Road 655-6611 Resort   BRIDGES MARSH & ASSOCIATES 18 Via Mizner 832-1533 Architects

CHANEL 301 Worth Avenue 655-1550 Apparel

THE COLONY PALM BEACH 155 Hammon Avenue 655-5430 Hotel

DAVID MAISON COUTURE 323 Worth Avenue, Suite 5 444-8183 Apparel

CHARLOTTE KELLOGG 256 Worth Avenue, #314 820-2407 Apparel

DEA FINE ITALIAN LINENS 341 Worth Avenue 366-1203 Fine Linens

CHASE BANK 411 South County Road 227-0023 Financial Institution

COSTA PALM BEACH 150 Worth Avenue, 2nd Floor 429-8456 Fine & Casual Dining CYNTHIA VAN BUREN, ESQ. 205 Worth Avenue, Suite 307G 833-1717 Attorney 

THE CHESTERFIELD HOTEL 363 Cocoanut Row 659-5800 Hotel

CYRIL & DAYNE 317 Peruvian Avenue 530-7533 Eyewear

CHRISTOFLE 150 Worth Avenue 833-1978 Silver/Gifts

DANIELLA ORTIZ 256 Worth Avenue 366-0008 Leather Goods

DREAM LUXURY CRUISES 205 Worth Avenue 247-7775 Travel Services DTR MODERN GALLERIES 440 South County Road 366-9387 Art Gallery  

DIANE FIRSTEN 28 Via Mizner 833-2353 Apparel/Accessories

BRIONI 251 Worth Avenue 650-0030 Men’s Apparel BROOKS BROTHERS 225-C Worth Avenue 659-6464 Apparel BROWN HARRIS STEVENS OF PALM BEACH 353 Worth Avenue 659-6400 Real Estate C. J. LAING 34 Via Mizner 820-0039 Apparel CAFÉ BOULUD 301 Australian Avenue (Brazilian Court Hotel) 655-6060 Fine Dining CAFÉ VIA FLORA 240 Worth Avenue (Via Flora) 514-4959 Casual Dining

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EAU PALM BEACH RESORT AND SPA 100 South Ocean Boulevard Manalapan 533-6000 Resort EDWARD BEINER, PURVEYOR OF FINE EYEWEAR 150 Worth Avenue 832-2020 Fine Eyewear ENGEL & VOLKERS PALM BEACH 150 Worth Avenue, #236 659-3872 Real Estate ESCADA 222 Worth Avenue 835-9700 Apparel ESPLANADE 150 Worth Avenue 312/286-6905 Shopping Center

EXPRESS PARKING 150 Worth Avenue 842-8020 Parking

GRAFF 221-A Worth Avenue 355-9292 Jewelry

J. MCLAUGHLIN 225 Worth Avenue 655-5973 Apparel

LUISA SPAGNOLI 309 Worth Avenue 557-4069 Apparel

FLOWERS OF WORTH AVENUE 205 Worth Avenue 514-0660 Floral

GUCCI 150 Worth Avenue 655-6955 Apparel/Leather Goods

JENNIFER GARRIGUES INC. 308 Peruvian Avenue 659-7376 Interior Design/Home Furnishings JENNIFER MILLER 5 Via Mizner 659-9095 Jewelry   JIMMY CHOO 244 Worth Avenue 655-3635 Leather Goods/Shoes/Handbags

LUXURY PR GROUP 205 Worth Avenue 843-9554 PR/Media MARIKO 329 Worth Avenue 655-5770 Jewelry/Apparel

THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT 2800 South Ocean Boulevard 582-2800 Resort FRÉDÉRIC FEKKAI 301 Australian Avenue (Brazilian Court Hotel) 833-9930 Salon/Personal Services GALERIA OF SCULPTURE 11 Via Parigi 659-7557 Art (Glass)

HAMILTON JEWELERS 215 Worth Avenue 659-6788 Jewelry IL PAPIRO 347 Worth Avenue 833-5696 Stationery/Gifts ISLAND COMPANY 256 Worth Avenue 655-3231 Apparel JACKIE ROGERS INT’L. 256 Worth Avenue 469-9950 Apparel

KASHA MCKEE GALLERY 150 Worth Avenue, Suite 235 512-1742 Photographic Art KASSATLY’S 250 Worth Avenue 655-5655 Fine Linens/Gifts/Apparel KENNETH R. BEER, MD, PA 1500 North Dixie Highway Suite 305, West Palm Beach 832-7623 Affiliate/Cosmetic Surgery/ Dermatology LENDAN, INC. 205 Worth Avenue, Suite 201 655-3141 Real Estate/Management LETARTE SWIMWEAR 311-A Worth Avenue 659-2897 Swimwear LILLY PULITZER 240 Worth Avenue Apparel   LINDA A. GARY REAL ESTATE 420 South County Road 655-6881 Real Estate LOUIS VUITTON 150 Worth Avenue 659-3684 Leather Goods

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MARLEY’S PALM BEACH COLLECTION 256 Worth Avenue 721-1022 Apparel MARYANNA SUZANNA 313 1/2 Worth Avenue (Via Bice) 833-0204 Gifts/Home Furnishings MAUS & HOFFMAN 312 Worth Avenue 655-1141 Fine Men & Women’s Apparel/ Leather Goods   MAXMARA 216 Worth Avenue 832-0069 Apparel   MICHAEL KORS 226-A Worth Avenue 659-2929 Apparel   MORGENTHAL FREDERICS 311 Worth Avenue 655-3937 Fine Eyewear MYSTIQUE CREATED GEMS 250 Worth Avenue 655-3008 Jewelry   NEIMAN MARCUS 151 Worth Avenue 805-6150 Department Store   NEW PALM, LLC 325 Worth Avenue, 805-7410 Real Estate/Management

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NYY STEAK AT SEMINOLE CASINO 5550 N.W. 4oth Street Coconut Creek, FL 33071 954/977-6700 Affiliate/Fine Dining OLIVIA PRECKEL 256 Worth Avenue 305/582-2438 Apparel/Furrier ONLY AUTHENTICS 323 Worth Avenue (Via DeMario) 212/477-1738 Leather Goods PALM BEACH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 400 Royal Palm Way Suite 106 655-3282 Service PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS 400 Royal Palm Way 820-3820 Newspaper

PATTI ESBIA ANTIQUE & ESTATE JEWELRY 326 Peruvian Avenue (Via DeMario) 833-9448 Antiques/Jewelry PERUVIAN AVENUE CORP. P.O. Box 2561 793-1148 Real Estate PETER MILLAR 313-A Worth Avenue 833-8332 Men’s Apparel PIZZA AL FRESCO 14 Via Mizner 832-0032 Restaurant/Casual Dining  PROVIDENT JEWELRY 150 Worth Avenue & 125 Worth Avenue 833-0550 Jewelers

RICHTERS OF PALM BEACH 224 Worth Avenue 655-0774 Jewelry

STRONG BOALT 326 Peruvian Avenue 530-7333 Apparel

RICK HARRINGTON SALON 356 Peruvian Avenue 319-6882 Salon Services

STUBBS & WOOTTON 340 Worth Avenue 655-6857 Shoes

TRIANON/SEAMAN SCHEPPS 237-A Worth Avenue 802-4410 Jewelry VAN CLEEF & ARPELS 202 Worth Avenue 655-6767 Jewelry

ROLLER RABBIT 150 Worth Avenue 833-4643 Apparel/Accessories

SUSAN E. RILEY 240 Via Amore 315-7828 Apparel

VIA MIZNER PROPERTIES 90 Via Mizner 802-3088 Real Estate/Management

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO 200 Worth Avenue 659-0602 Leather Goods/Shoes/Apparel

TA-BOÓ 221 Worth Avenue 835-3500 Fine Dining

VILEBREQUIN 335 Worth Avenue 835-0170 Swimwear

SEQUIN 219 Worth Avenue 328-8405 Accessories/Jewelry

TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES 313 1/2 Worth Avenue 833-4700 Art Gallery

VINEYARD VINES 305 Worth Avenue 659-5900 Apparel

SHARI’S PLACE 331 Worth Avenue 855-2910 Apparel SHERRY FRANKEL’S MELANGERIE 256 Worth Avenue 655-1996 Gifts/Accessories

TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY COLLECTION 150 Worth Avenue 399-7779 Jewelry

WILLIAM R. EUBANKS INTERIOR DESIGN, INC. 4 Via Parigi 805-9335 Interior Design

TEW AND TAYLOR 359 South County Road 366-0100 Construction Consultants

WOODY MICHLEB BEAUTY SALON 400 Hibiscus Avenue 655-2700 Salon Services

PALM BEACH HISTORIC INN 356 South County Road 832-4009 Boutique Hotel

RALPH LAUREN 300 Worth Avenue 651-3900 Apparel

PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED P.O. Box 3344 472-1902 Magazine Publisher PATRICIA NIX STUDIO 306 Worth Avenue 659-6867 Art Studio

RANGONI FIRENZE SHOES 212 Worth Avenue 832-1601 Leather Goods

SOCAPRI 235-C Worth Avenue 802-9940 Apparel/Gifts/Leather Goods

TIFFANY & CO. 259 Worth Avenue 659-6090 Jewelry/Gifts/Fine Leather

RAPTIS RARE BOOKS 226 Worth Avenue 508-3479 Books/Gifts

ST. JOHN BOUTIQUE 256 Worth Avenue 833-5564 Apparel

RENATO’S 87 Via Mizner 655-9745 Fine Italian Dining

STARBUCKS 150 Worth Avenue 651-7740 Coffee Shop

TOM MATHIEU & CO. 312-D Worth Avenue 655-5880 Floral Arts TOURNEAU 175 Worth Avenue 832-8812 Jewelry

PATRICIA ROBALINO DESIGNS 323 Worth Avenue 328-3952 Jewelry

WORTH AVENUE MAGAZINE 1000 Clint Moore Road Suite 103, Boca Raton 997-8683 Magazine Publishing WORTH AVENUE YACHTS 150 Worth Suite 136 833-4462 Yacht Sales/Brokerage   *area code is 561 WORTH AVENUE

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BY J I L L PAV LOV

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OR MOST PEOPLE (like me) who live to eat, we are always looking for something new, something beyond the usual suspects that pop up on every restaurant’s menu. (Brussels sprouts, grilled octopus, burrata, truffle fries—we’re talking about you.) On Palm Beach, I went in search of finding some new spins on a few favorites—because “monotonous” is not a word we should ever use when it comes to dining experiences. Kale still seems to be the hip green these days, so most restaurants use it as a base for at

least one salad option. I find kale to be fairly overwhelming to eat in its raw form, and I certainly don’t want six-pack abs badly enough to suffer over choking it down daily. But Café Boulud’s Grilled Romaine and Kale Salad will convert any hard-headed kale-hater into a believer. Locally sourced from Kai Kai Farm in Jupiter, the baby kale in this salad is far fresher and less heavy than the standard version. A special five-vegetable dressing is made in house, and the fresh roasted vegetables used in this recipe are also ingredients in the salad. The first thing that immediately stands out is Chef Ricky Amezcua

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that grilled char flavor. With just enough intensity, it makes the dish far more indulgent than you would ever expect in a salad featuring kale. The corn adds some sweetness to the dish and a welcome crunch. The other vegetable standout is the spiced carrots, which are so flavorful and interesting that they could hold their own as a side dish (actually, can someone please make this happen?!). It’s safe to say that this dish truly kales the competition. It wouldn’t be Palm Beach without a tuna tartare dish on Every. Single. Menu. Think about it: When was the last time a flavor profile of an ahi tuna dish truly knocked you off your feet? Tuna dishes seem to be more uniform than the eyebrows on Instagram beauty bloggers, so it’s tough to stand out. Chef Ricky Amezcua of Jové Kitchen + Bar understands that, and he decided to make a change by infusing the tuna with flavors of different cuisines. The gingered tuna tartare is a unique marriage of Asian and Italian flavors, with the former coming from the ginger flavor of the tuna, and the latter provided by the sweet pepper coulis that accompanies it. Chef Ricky aimed to create a dish where the tuna would “speak for itself,” so while most tuna tartare dishes say “yawn,” this one is yelling “YOLO!” On first bite, your palate is immediately hit with a kick: the ginger flavor, although not too overpowering, gives the dish exactly what it needs to stand out. The tuna is topped with arugula, which surprisingly brought out even more of the ginger for me. The coulis is bold, flavorful and, although unexpected, tastes right at home with the gingery taste of the tuna. The dish is served with lavash crackers, but I would skip it; the other flavors stand on their own without it (who needs extra carbs anyways, says no one ever). If you’re tired of the usual, these are two dishes that are definitely game-changers in the dining world. Take two doses, and soon enough

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GRILLED ROMAINE AND BABY KALE SALAD WITH FIVE VEGETABLE DRESSING CHEF RICK MACE CAFÉ BOULUD PALM BEACH Serves 4 INGREDIENTS: 2 romaine hearts, washed and split lengthwise 1 bunch Tuscan kale, stems removed and washed 1 cup baby kale, stems removed and washed Olive oil Salt Pepper Five-vegetable dressing (see recipe) Reserved vegetables from dressing recipe

4 stalks celery, sliced thin, reserve ¼ cup for salad 1 kabocha squash, small pumpkin or other hard squash, peeled and cut into small pieces, reserve ¼ cup for salad 2 ears sweet corn, reserve kernels removed from cob, reserve ¼ cup for salad 1 bottle Kewpie mayonnaise 1 ½ cups rice wine vinegar 5 cups canola oil 5 tablespoons sugar ¼ cup white soy sauce

GINGERED TUNA TARTARE

Using a grill or grill pan, brush or wipe grill surface with small amount of oil. Season romaine and kale with salt and pepper and grill on both sides briefly until supple and fragrant. Slice the romaine into sections if desired.

Working in a heavy-bottomed sauce pot over medium-low heat, add oil when pot is warm and then add all of the cleaned vegetables, stirring to coat in oil. Cook slowly, stirring occasionally, making sure the vegetables do not brown. If the vegetables begin to color, reduce heat. Cook for 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft with no resistance when crushed with a fork. Remove to a container to cool over an ice bath or in refrigerator.

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS: 4 ounces tuna 1 serving sweet pepper coulis (below) 1/2 ounce lavash bread 1/3 ounce shallots 1/6 ounce chives 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 ounce ginger 1 pinch black pepper 2 ounces arugula

Toss grilled kale and romaine with baby kale and enough dressing to coat evenly. In separate bowl, toss reserved vegetables with drizzle of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Place spoonful of dressing in center of each plate, and place greens mixture neatly in center of the plate. Garnish with vegetables and serve immediately with extra dressing on the side as you wish. FIVE-VEGETABLE VINAIGRETTE Makes 2 quarts 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced thinly, reserve ¼ cup for salad 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin

Once cool, transfer to a blender or food processor and blend until very smooth. Next, add sugar, soy and vinegar and mix thoroughly. Remove from blender and stir in mayonnaise. Taste dressing and add soy sauce or vinegar as needed until seasoning is balanced. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Can be made in advance.

JOVÉ KITCHEN + BAR

Chop tuna and flavor with the chopped shallot, chives and ginger finely grated. Add half of EVOO and season with Maldon and black pepper. Splash coulis on bottom and add tuna tartare to plate. Gently season arugula with remaining EVOO and any leftover ginger. Serve with side of lavash. SWEET PEPPER COULIS 1 Piquillo pepper 1 clove garlic I teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup water 1/8 teaspoon salt

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Endless Summer, Palm Beach-style Even the cocktails are beautiful at Ta-boó

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American bistro and bar Ta-boó claims itself the harbinger of the arrival of social-season residents, purporting that “if you were not seen at Ta-boó, you were not seen in town.” However, what I enjoyed most about my first visit to this famed Palm Beach icon was the lack of being “seen,” namely at its dimly lit but ultra-trendy bar. Ta-boó is the kind of place that you wander in and immediately feel swankier, which sets the tone for one of the musts at Taboo: an expertly mixed craft cocktail. Upon my arrival, I was immediately greeted by friendly bartender Matt, who recommended Ta-boó’s most popular libation, the Endless Summer. The ingredients accompanying this Tito’s Vodka-based drink are just as refreshing as the name would suggest: watermelon liqueur, basil, lime and cranberry. This cocktail succeeds where other tropical cocktails in our region fail, in that although it is very refreshing and uses fruit ingredients, it is, thankfully, not overly sweet. As a girl who’s gone on more first dates than I’d like to admit, I’ve learned a thing or two about men, and that is that they are terrified of “girly” drinks. But despite how the Endless Summer may appear, this drink is for everyone (well, not minors…). The key to this drink is the balance. The watermelon liqueur gives it that cool, refreshing element, and the basil pulls it all together by adding just the right amount of savory to rescue the drink from a potential sugary demise. And social butterflies rejoice: This drink is a true conversation starter! As soon as it arrived, I had other patrons asking me what I had just ordered. Let’s be honest: Craft cocktails are great, but isn’t half the reason we come to a bar for the ambience and camaraderie? Try indulging in an Endless Summer, no matter what the season.

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ENDLESS SUMMER

Matt Taylor and his Endless Summer concoction

2 ounces Tito’s Vodka 1 ounce Marie Brizard’s watermelon liqueur Torn basil Fresh squeezed lime Splash of cranberry

Combine all of the ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake, strain and serve up in a martini glass with a garnish of basil.

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MEET WOODY MICHLEB by Louise V.

Woody, thank you for talking to us today, first, you relocated your family to south Florida, and chose Palm Beach as your salon’s home, what drew you to the island? Woody: My wife and I love the area, obviously, it feels like a piece of Europe when you walk around by the salon on Worth Avenue, also we have some Guests that live in the area or visit annually for the winter, so it made perfect sense. You are well-known in your industry for being in the public eye a lot! Tell me about that? Woody: I have been blessed with a great career, I have styled hair for and on television, I teach and perform on stage, as well as I style numerous celebrities, I also lead the hair looks for 30-40 designers every season for Fashion Week. For the Spring Summer 2018 collections in New York we worked with 41 designers on both their runway shows and their look books. So you help design the trends that we all follow and dream of! Woody: Yes we do. I believe there is never one style or hair color in fashion, but many styles depending on what suits the individual person, or designer. We work with some designers that are very elegant and feminine in their collections, and we work with designers who can be extremely couture. I would like to say that we create something for everyone when we plan the hairstyles for the runway!

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Woody Michleb, (pictured left) is a well known celebrity hairstylist and salon owner in Palm Beach

One of your biggest fans is the media sensation Madeline Stuart, tell me about her? Woody: Madeline Stuart (Maddie) is amazing. She was the first model to walk a major Fashion runway with Downs Syndrome, and since then has traveled the world modeling for various events and raising awareness for people with disabilities. She proves that anyone can achieve anything, regardless of the hardships they face and she inspires me. When we work together she won’t let anyone else touch her hair, I am her favorite! Last year she launched her own fashion line, it may not be the most high-end line but I strongly support what she stands for and who she is, so love working on her collections. Let’s get back to talking about hair! What do you love about being a stylist? Woody: I love making people feel good, but also I love helping people. We strive to be a salon that is less about “one visit and one style”, and more of a longterm relationship. We like to make a plan with our Guests so they can achieve “dream hair”! We put a plan in place that continues over a few months, and takes our Guests from good to amazing in terms of hair and scalp health, and hair goals. We use microscopes to conduct scalp analysis, we work with a Doctor to recommend PRP for skin restoration and hair growth, and we offer treatment plans to address specific concerns. We also take the same approach with hair color. We want our guests hair to look and feel its best and plan out the goals to get there together.

That makes me want to come to see you right away! What makes you different to the other salons in Palm Beach, or South Florida? Woody: I would like to say we are approachable and a fun environment where everyone feels welcome and comfortable. We believe you should feel relaxed and at ease when you arrive for a reservation with us, not somewhere people feel intimidated by because it is in Palm Beach. This year we will be holding classes for Guests on how to take care of their own hair, and seminars on overall wellness and health focused around hair, skin and beauty. We also take hygiene very seriously, with individually sealed sanitized hair brushes for every blow dry, and strict hygiene rules in the salon, even down to color bowls and brushes being sanitized. It is not something Guests usually think of, but when they see what we do they are pleasantly surprised and appreciate the extra mile! How can we find you? Woody: We are located on the corner of Hibiscus and Peruvian, just one block from Worth Avenue and across the street from the Worth Avenue parking lot!

You can visit Woody and his team year-round at their beautiful Palm Beach Salon!

Woody Michleb Beauty Salon Hair - Color - Nails - Skin - Body - Master Barber 400 Hibiscus Avenue Palm Beach FL 33428 561 655 2700 www.woodymichleb.com ADVERTISEMENT

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A sentence in the New York Times in the 70’s became my justification for buying beautiful dresses when my daughter was born in 1983. “Clever women have discovered that antique clothes have a magnificent cut and handdone details not often found in clothes these days.” My daughter turned the collection into Balatro Vintage Gallery.

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Island Notes

Getting in touch with nature at home

More than ever, designers are bringing notes from the outdoors into our homes. Whether the ocean washes into your living room or the jungle curls its way inside, find your outdoorsy side with these nature-inspired dĂŠcor products.

OUTSIDE IN The natural world inspires home design and furnishings this year, from found objects to environmental notes and coastal colors.

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FLOAT ON Whimsical yet delicate, this Baccarat crystal butterfly finds its perch inside the home. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

WHOOOO’S WATCHING Cover your walls with whimsical images of the noble owl, which the ancient Greeks considered a symbol of higher wisdom. Kate Spade does it in style with the Owlish Black Wallpaper. (Kate Spade, 225 Worth Ave., 561/366-1384)

GREEN LIGHT Everything’s a go with the Kate Spade green Elsie Table Lamp, which features a bold glass globe base and a shade that provides just the right amount of backup lighting. (Kate Spade, 225 Worth Ave., 561/366-1384)

WOOD YOU? Ralph Lauren Home looks to bring a mix of the old and new with its specialedition vintageinspired bar cart made of mahogany and polished steel. (300 Worth Ave., 561/651-3900)

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ANIMAL INSTINCTS The peacock and its iridescent colors are captured beautifully in this Jay Strongwater limitededition figurine. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

LIFE’S A BEACH Bright and bold, the Gray Malin Acrylic Serving Trays and Reef Coasters forge photographer Gray Malin’s most iconic images with exceptional product design. (Swell Boutique at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/582-2800)

Crystal Clear Clarity

IN BLOOM

It started with decluttering closets, and then it became decluttering all parts of the home. These days, we want to simplify our home décor but keep it stylish and functional. William Eubanks of William Eubanks Interiors, the creative mind behind some of today’s finest home designs, gives his best tips on streamlining home design with a fresh, chic take.

Add a pop of flowers with this Daum Square Iris Perfume Bottle, handcrafted with frosted crystal. The best part? No two bottles are exactly alike. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

START WITH STATEMENT PIECES “I often think about a Woody Allen movie called ‘Interiors.’ Geraldine Page was obsessed with finding this specific vase to put in her daughter’s home. It’s kind of like the decluttering idea: You want to put things that have meaning in your home. ” SHIFT TO NEUTRAL “So many of my projects are going to a more neutral background or using natural color linens and just adding accent colors. If the background is subtler, the room can grow with you and your tastes at the moment.” ENVIRONMENTAL ENGAGEMENT “It’s important to get in touch with the environment and the space so that the space says something about you. You have to feel the space and what it demands. ... Fill the space with pieces that make sense with it instead of clutter it with ... furnishings.” EVERY TIME AND EVERY DAY “It’s important that the space works for you every day. Your home is your castle, a place where we find peace when we remove ourselves from the rest of the world. ... When I design bedrooms, I want the space to coddle you, to rock you to sleep. If you understand the room, then it starts to come to life.”

TREE OF LIFE Designed by Ora Ito, the Arborescence candelabra by Christofle is a modern take on one of the earth’s most precious assets: trees. Made of stainless steel, each “branch” pivots at the base, emulating the dynamic movement of a tree. (Christofle, 150 Worth Ave., 561/833-1978)

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236 Worth Avenue · 561/655.5850 · Betteridge.com

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Running the gamut from jewels and antiques to watches, silver and gifts, this venerated establishment in a landmark setting is a destination for discerning shoppers from all around the world. The Betteridge name in jewelry dates to the 1700s in Birmingham, England. Betteridge settled in the U.S. in 1897, and Terry Betteridge is currently the fourth-generation jeweler and owner of four Betteridge locations. Betteridge Palm Beach is in the historically preserved Greenleaf & Crosby shop —a Worth Avenue landmark since the 1930s. The store is a beautiful Old World setting with cases and wall units from the days of Henry Flagler. Betteridge is a tribute to the individuality of the contemporary shopper, offering a range of fine jewelry from antique and estate jewelry to classic diamond, gemstone and pearl jewelry. It is home to Verdura, Nicholas Varney, Mark

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Davis, Goshwara, Bielka, Paul Morelli, Paolo Costagli, Robert Procop, Dorota, Peggy Stephaich Guinness and Judy Geib. Customer service is truly the Betteridge hallmark. Services on premises include jewelry repair and construction, jewelry design, appraising and purchasing. Staff experience exceeds 125 years in fine jewelry! “There is no other shop in Palm Beach with the variety of merchandise or the range of services offered at Betteridge,” says manager Inez Fogel Heery. “Back-to-back shows from November through April offer something for everyone, and customer service is our priority every day of the year.”

1) Verdura “Quatrefoil” earclips featuring rubelite, amethyst and diamonds set in 18K yellow gold and platinum. $49,500 2) Estate Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger diamond and sapphire “Ribbons” brooch. $65,000 3) Paolo Costagli 18K yellow gold “Brilliantissimo” necklace from the Brilliante Collection. $36,750 4) 9.56 carat no heat Burmese Sapphire ring mounted in platinum with .90 c. total weight half moon diamond side stones. $150,000 5) Mark Davis bakelite bangle bracelet set with inlaid bakelite and 18K yellow gold bezel set amethysts, peridots, garnets and pink sapphires. $7,790

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body & soul Fitness IQ

Find an activity that speaks to you, add in a clean eating regimen and before you know it, the good life gets much better.

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Fitness Makeover

Trends, much like seasons, come and go. HIIT, functional training, barre and even vegan gyms top the charts for new workout programs to try this year.

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stuff is high-intensity interval training, so you’re getting cardio and resistance training at the same time,” says Craig Campbell, of Palm Beach Fitness. He runs the gym with his wife, Aprill, and maintains the belief that boring, same-day-everyday fitness routines are gone for good. Functional training, which centers on balance, flexibility, movement and strength, is more popular than ever. Typical moves include box jumps, lunges, squats and pushups, to name a few. Barre, a low-impact, high-results training program, works the entire body through Pilates and ballet movements. By adding light weights, it gives individuals an extra challenge without compromising joints. It’s a great way to strengthen and stretch muscles simultaneously. SuperFit Gym, owned by Julian and Yvonne Gibson-Serrette, is focused on a combination of fitness and food. The bodybuilding couple started SuperFit in 2010 to help clients train effectively and eat plant-based diets. The owners continue to support healthy eating through organizations such as The Advocacy Vegan Society and Vegan Outreach. If none of the trendy workouts sound like something you want to try, stick to what you love instead. Old favorites like CrossFit, boxing and group classes are still helping people achieve their health and wellness goals. Boxing can burn 1,000 calories per session and decrease stress levels. CrossFit offers a great community training aspect, as do group classes and boot camps. And don’t forget about riding the waves on a stand-up paddleboard (S.U.P.) yoga session at Eau Spa in Manalapan. Eau Spa provides

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private S.U.P. yoga lessons year-round, with a handful of S.U.P. yoga classes during the summer. According to the spa, S.U.P. yoga has great physical and mental benefits, including weight loss, stress relief and a sense of balance. Private lessons are by appointment only, and package pricing is available. For more information, call 561/540-4960, visit eauspa. com or email concierge@eauspa.com. No matter what your exercise preference is, there’s a class or gym for everyone. Grab a friend and get moving. Here’s a list of places to get you started:

PALM BEACH FITNESS

165 Chilean Ave. 561/655-5554 pbfitness.net This locally owned boutique gym provides personal training and memberships for people of all fitness levels. LABARRE

110 N. County Road 561/833-9393 studiosetc.com

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5 Tips for Clean Eating Although “clean eating” has been a buzzword phrase for a few years, its definition and principles are sometimes confused with diets, like Paleo or Whole30. Unlike these short-term eating plans, clean eating is a lifestyle change, not limited to a couple weeks or a month. With a few simple tweaks, it’s easy to follow the clean lifestyle and create better eating (and buying) habits.

1 LOAD UP ON FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

Be sure to shop the perimeter at Publix and stick to whole, raw produce, such as carrots, apples, strawberries, tomatoes, etc. Anything in its original, fresh-from-the-farm condition is fair game. Pick fresh lettuce and spinach over their bagged counterparts when possible.

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106 N. County Road 561/833-9393 studiosetc.com

Locally owned and operated by professional boxer Lou Martinez, this 12,000-square-foot facility provides classes for kids, men and women with varying fitness levels.

PILATES STUDIO

211 Royal Poinciana Way 561/833-9393 studiosetc.com Studios Etc. is a group of three studios (Labarre, Momentim and Pilates) within walking distance of each other. Try one or all three studios, which offer private and group classes.

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CRAZYTRAIN CROSSFIT

SUPERFIT GYM

1016 Clare Ave., Suite 4 West Palm Beach 561/702-6235 crazytraincrossfit.com Train to become your best self through functional training movements at Crazytrain CrossFit.

8233 Gator Lane, Suites 12 and 14 West Palm Beach 954/258-6840 superfitvegan.com With a focus on health combined with plant-based nutrition, SuperFit Gym provides clients with tailored programs and meal suggestions.

PALM BEACH BOXING

2549 N. Military Trail West Palm Beach 561/833-2131 palmbeachboxing.com

5808 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach 561/233-9882 bindu-studio.com For 15 years, Bindu has been a place for yogis to practice a plethora of classes with 10 different instructors.

CHOOSE MINIMALLY PROCESSED GRAINS. Similar to produce, minimally processed grains receive little treatment from harvest to packaging. They provide more antioxidants and fiber than white flour counterparts. Oats, quinoa and wild rice all fall into this category.

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STAY AWAY FROM SUGAR AND SALT. Sugar has been shown to have addictive symptoms, which makes individuals crave it more. Many processed foods have salt in abundance, which homemade versions lack or have in smaller doses. Flavor dishes with citrus, herbs and spices instead.

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walk through the chip and cereal isles. Don’t even bat an eye at them. Processed foods lack important nutrients and stimulate the overproduction of dopamine, which can lead to unhealthy cravings and overeating.

5 DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. It’s been said

often enough, but it’s worth repeating. Men’s and women’s bodies are made up of 50 to 60 percent water. Women should aim to drink 9 cups of water daily, while men should try to drink 13 cups of water each day. You’ll stay hydrated and flush out any toxins in your body.

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Rejuvenate and Refresh

There’s no time like the present to reinvigorate your body and mind. And we have a few cosmetic suggestions found right here on Worth Avenue that will help put your best face, body and spirit forward.

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[ B E A U T Y ] FLIRT ON Inspired by Miu Miu’s classic Matelasse handbag, its new Eau de Parfum bottle is as playful as its floral scent. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

COLOR ME BAD Be bold, and don’t be shy about it with Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Vinyl Cream Lip Stain, a highimpact lipstick that packs a punch of color. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

RICH AND FULL La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Absolute Filler is a volumeenhancing formula that restores tone and density to the skin. Using new technology, lipids and proteins are pulled from caviar, then blended to release its full power. (Neiman Marcus, 151 Worth Ave., 561/805-6165)

BRIGHT BURSTS Indulge your sense of smell with ElizabethW’s line of perfume candles that add just the right amount of floral or citrus tones to any room. (Eau Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/540-4960)

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FRESH FRUITS Give your hair the jolt it needs with Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo. Infused with apple cider, the shampoo clarifies and renews overworked and tired hair.

BEHIND THE MASQUE Book a luxurious spa appointment for your hair with the Fekkai Technician Color Care Luxe Color Masque, which protects the look of color-treated hair. (Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa at The Brazilian Court Hotel, 301 Australian Ave., 561/833-9930)

Hair Care 101 with Woody Michleb

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OME SAY THE EYES are the windows to the soul, but we think your hair is just as revealing. We chatted with famed hair stylist Woody Michleb from his eponymous salon on Worth Avenue for styling tips to make your tresses look their best. As he puts it, “I always say you could wear the most beautiful dress and get great compliments, but then you take it off. But your hair? You never take that off.”

SHOWER POWER Make your shower experience even more refreshing with EuroSpa Pure Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist, which is aroma-therapy-based and calms the respiratory system. (The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/533-3715)

MIST YOU Awaken your senses with skin mists by Red Flower. Packed with nutrients like Vitamin C, these mists will give your skin that needed wake-me-up feeling while keeping it hydrated and refreshed. (Eau Spa, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/540-4960)

VITAMIN SEA Prep your face for the ultimate skin experience with Osea’s Sea Mineral Mist. Made from 100-percent vegan ingredients, this mist provides mineral-rich hydration and helps soften skin for a balanced, toned and soothed complexion. (The Breakers Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, 561/655-6611)

BEYOND HAIR Fashion is what suits the individual. It’s what makes you feel good and what gives you energy and a great overall feeling. At our studio, our stylists understand it’s not just about the hair. It’s also about everything else. We utilize the Golden Ratio: the measurement of the face, hair and body and everything else around us to create a hairstyle. Subconsciously, we look at something to see if it is pleasant to the eye, and to do that, you have to look at all aspects of the individual. After you analyze that, you can take the hairstyle and color to sculpture it to the individual person. THE RIGHT PRODUCTS ARE KEY If you’re not receiving the right style and hair care, it’ll cost more to maintain your look. One way to properly maintain your look is by using the right styling products. A lot of hair products are made of polymers or plastics that are used to enhance shelf life. Using these products is basically the equivalent of washing your hair with plastic. In the end, it’s doing more harm than good for your hair. HAIR AT HOME Our professional stylists will have you looking gorgeous by the end of your appointment, but what about when they are not with you? What about all those hours when you’re away from the salon? To keep your hair in perfect order, we’ve created at-home consultation parties that show you how to maintain your hairstyle on days when you’re not sitting in our stylist’s chair. Clients are invited to bring friends, and we’ll provide the hors d’oeuvres and hair-care expertise. A TREND THAT WILL NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE People should always look for trends that suit them and [that are] easy for them to maintain. One trend that will always stay true to me is having a healthy scalp and hair. It doesn’t matter what clothes you’re wearing; having a healthy scalp and hair will always look good on whatever outfit you have on.

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A SEASON OF

Ann Weaver Norton: Gateways Sculpture in Motion: to Modernism The Art of Pre- and Post-War Sept 20 – Nov 26, 2017 Automobiles *Nov 18, 2017

Gordon Cheung: New Order “Vanitas” Dec 9 – Feb 4, 2018

Celebrating Boaz Vaadia 1951-2017 Jan 11 – Apr 29, 2018

2017 - 2018

HISTORIC HOME, ARTIST STUDIO AND RARE PALM GARDENS OF ANN WEAVER NORTON

2051 S. Flagler Drive • West Palm Beach, FL 33401 561-832-5328 • www.ansg.org • Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 10 am - 4 pm Non-member admissions: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students *Special admissions apply

Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach Feb 10 – May 6, 2018

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go & do Meet and greet

On Worth Avenue and throughout Palm Beach County, these signature events provide a world of sophisticated—and lively—entertainment all year round.

Blockbuster gatherings are a regular occurrence on Palm Beach

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On the Avenue... CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Nov. 28, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Santa Claus, his elves and performers are decking the halls a little early this holiday season at Worth Avenue’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, which marks the unofficial start to Palm Beach’s shopping season. Join the Worth Avenue Association and Palm Beach Mayor Gail Coniglio for the annual parade down Worth Avenue and a night of holiday cheer. The parade begins at 6 p.m., but the real magic will be at 6:29 p.m., when the flip of a switch lights the magnificent 40-foot tree. Be sure to get there early for a chance to get your little ones on Santa’s lap.

HISTORIC WALKING TOURS OF WORTH AVENUE Dec. 6, 2017 through April 25, 2018

Every Wednesday during the busiest season, November through April, local and international visitors have the opportunity to take an hour-long walking tour of Worth Avenue with historian Rick Rose. Through colorful anecdotes and commentary, the exciting and informative tours explore the origins and character of Worth Avenue, its unique architecture, the historical significance of many of its legendary landmarks and some of its famous residents. Tours begin at 11 a.m. in Via Amore (formerly Via Gucci) at 256 Worth Ave., across from Tiffany & Co. and Chanel.

There is free two-hour parking along Worth Avenue or at the Apollo Parking lot behind Tiffany & Co. for a small fee. The cost for the tour is $10 per person, a portion of which benefits local charities.

FORK TO FASHION Feb. 21, 2018, 5-8 p.m.

Stroll along the 200 block of Worth Avenue for a glamorous (and international!) evening of food and fashion from Paris, Milan, London and New York.

PET PARADE AND CONTEST March 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-noon

The furriest of friends are welcome at Worth Avenue’s 23rd annual Pet Parade and Contest. With categories such as Best Smile, Most Obedient and Best Tail Wagger, owners and their pets have the opportunity to win great prizes and compete for the honor of being one of Palm Beach’s doggy divas. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the contest begins at 10 a.m.

TURTLE TUESDAYS The second Tuesday of the month (during turtle nesting season), June through October 2018

Worth Avenue merchants, residents and visitors help collect and remove dangerous debris from the Palm Beaches to protect nesting sea turtles. The Town of Palm Beach and the Worth Avenue Association provide supplies for the event. To add your name to the beach cleanup, submit your email address to robinmiller@worth-avenue.com with BEACH CLEANUP in the subject line.

From top: The Avenue’s Christmas tree, visitors gather on the Avenue, Pet Parade, Turtle Tuesdays

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Don’t Miss These Annual Expos & Events ART PALM BEACH Jan. 18-21, 2018 Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 239/495-9834

Art Palm Beach will celebrate its 21st anniversary in 2018 with its signature visual art, photography and design galleries showcasing contemporary and emerging artists.

PALM BEACH CAVALLINO CLASSIC Jan. 24–28, 2018 Palm Beach International Raceway and other area locations, 17047 Bee Line Highway, Jupiter, 561/994-1345

This event will feature a wide range of expensive exotic cars, and will benefit a variety of charities. Events include Classic Sport Sunday and the Rolls-Royce Reunion.

PALM BEACH FINE CRAFT SHOW Feb. 15–18, 2018 Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 203/254-0486

Purse by Kathleen Dustin from PB Fine Craft Show

More than 100 contemporary craft artists in wide-ranging mediums from glass and porcelain to baskets, jewelry and wearable art will take part in the prestigious Palm Beach Fine Craft Show.

PALM BEACH JEWELRY, ART & ANTIQUE SHOW Feb. 15–20, 2018 Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/822-5440

Gathering more than 200 of the world’s top exhibitors, the show includes fine art, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other antiques in a world-class art exhibition that attracts serious collectors and art aficionados.

ARTIGRAS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL Feb. 17–19, 2018 Abacoa Town Center, 1155 Main St., Jupiter, 561/748-3946

Combining activities, festival food, drinks and a variety of art, this nontraditional arts festival is an event for the whole family. Catering to all age groups, the lively, two-mile-long festival is a day well spent.

PALM BEACH CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW March 9-11, 2018 Expo Center, South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach

This vibrant art show is the design and fashion event of the year. Innovative and fresh, it features 100 contemporary artists in an eclectic range of media.

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW March 22-25, 2018 Entrances on Banyan Boulevard, Clematis Street, Datura Street,

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Earning the title as one of the top 10 boat shows in the United States, the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show brings more than $350 million worth of yachts, boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine brands to West Palm’s scenic downtown waterfront.

DELRAY AFFAIR April 13-15, 2018, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. Atlantic Avenue, Downtown Delray Beach, 561/278-0424

For three days in April, downtown Delray Beach is engulfed by this signature craft show, which extends for more than 10 blocks down the center of Atlantic Avenue and includes arts and crafts from more than 800 artists and exhibitors from across the country.

BARRETT-JACKSON CLASSIC CAR AUCTION April TBA, 2018 Expo Center at South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, 480/663-6255

The only collectors’ car auction on the East Coast, the Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction remains one of South Florida’s favorite spring attractions, with millions of dollars’ worth of classics, memorabilia and related social events.

SUNFEST May 2-6, 2018 The Waterfront at Downtown West Palm Beach, 561/659-5980

Dozens of local and nationally acclaimed pop, rock, indie, country and reggae acts fill three stages near the West Palm Beach waterfront, in Palm Beach County’s largest music and arts festival.

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ABOVE: Via Amore; RIGHT: the vias of Worth Avenue are full of details, from colorful plants and sculptures to wrought iron railings and decorative tiles

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Worth Avenue’s Secret Courtyards Discover the world of Worth Avenue’s charming vias BY MEGA N K E A R N E Y

VIA AMORE:

FIND IT: Between St. John Boutique and Island Company, 200 Block WHAT NOT TO MISS: Via Amore is filled with art and has something eye-catching everywhere you look. Wrought iron gates encompass the entrance walls, and sculptures and fountains line each terrace. Lost? Be on the lookout for the mosaic compass on the ground near Café Via Flora, a quiet café surrounded by trees, flowers and twinkling lights. Additionally, make sure to spot the can’t-miss mural in the via before enjoying a delicious lunch.

VIA MARIO:

FIND IT: Between Maus and Hoffman and Ralph Lauren, 300 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: If you’re looking for a true Italian feel, visit Via Mario. A fountain greets you at the entrance of the via, and a reflecting pond lines the entryway and leads you to another eye-catching sculpture. If you want to have a secluded picnic or lunch, Via Mario is the place for you as it has tables and chairs in every corner.

VIA PARIGI:

FIND IT: Between Brown Harris Stevens and Il Papiro, 300 Block WHAT NOT TO MISS: Although the corridor that makes up the via may feel tiny at first, Via Parigi is anything but. Adorned by a trellis and intricate mosaic staircases, it opens up into a large outdoor terrace. A fountain is the centerpiece of Via Parigi, and abstract iron statues of the four seasons surround it. This is also home to Stubbs and Wootton, one of Palm Beach’s trademark shoe salons, famous for its embroidered slippers.

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ABOVE: Via Mizner; RIGHT: Cherub sculptures, wrought iron details and a blue tile fountain highlight vias Amore, DeMario and Encantada

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VIA ROMA:

FIND IT: Between H.T. Stuart Jewelers and Mariko, 300 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: Via Roma may seem small at first glance, but when you reach the end of the thin corridor, be sure to look up at the intricate skylight that shines almost as brightly as the jewelry in the window of H.T. Stuart Jewelers and Mariko.

VIA BICE:

FIND IT: Between Peter Millar and Trillion, 300 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: A blue-and-white arched walkway leads you to a courtyard and replica of Venus de Milo in Via Bice. The via is most notable for Bice, a restaurant with authentic Italian cuisine and romantic outdoor dining in a spacious courtyard. From an extensive pasta selection to desserts like tiramisu and sorbet, Bice offers a great lunch or dinner on the avenue.

VIA MIZNER:

FIND IT: Between Select Fine Art and Style Paris, 300 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: One of the most unique aspects of the via is its small graves, home to Mizner’s pet monkey Johnnie Brown, and Laddie, a dog that belonged to a later Mizner owner, Rose Sachs. As you walk around, if you look closely enough, you’ll see the faded words “Via Mizner” engraved into a small fountain, reminding you exactly how much history encompasses this via.

VIA DEMARIO

FIND IT: Between Courage B and East Coast Jewels Jewelers, 300 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: Before you enter the via, look up at the entrance and spot the regal lion head staring down at you and the beautiful architecture and columns surrounding it. Via DeMario is home to a classic statue surrounded by exotic orchids—pearl white when in full bloom.

VIA ENCANTADA:

FIND IT: Between Maje and Sandro, 200 block WHAT NOT TO MISS: This whimsical via has yellow walls and stark white chandeliers, with pink and blue spiral staircases adding splashes of color. A pink iron rose is showcased within the via, adding to its playful ambience.

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R&R for the Palm Beach Man

Adventures for men are plentiful on and off Worth Avenue BY ALLISON LEWIS

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HO SAYS MEN don’t need a bit of pampering, a thorough shave or a golf pickme-up every now and then? It’s no secret that Palm Beach has plenty of shopping, dining and activities for every guy at every age, so go ahead and indulge as you please.

The couples’ room at Eau Spa

Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course

The yachting life

PERSONAL BEST Spa treatments and barbershops that he needs to try

OUT AND ABOUT Spend a day on land or at sea, then head to the bar

For a total body relaxer, try the men’s Muscle Melter at Eau Spa at the Eau Palm Beach Resort. This deep-tissue treatment relieves the aches and pains that come from hard work, long flights and daily activities. Prices start at $195 for 60 minutes. 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, 561/540-4960

Schedule a tee time at the Palm Beach Par 3 Golf Course. Designed by Hall of Fame golfer Raymond Floyd, the course boasts 18 gorgeous holes, a driving range, a practice bunker and a putting green. Additionally, it was named one of the “Top 50 Most Fun Golf Courses” by Golf Digest. Finish a round with lunch at the on-site Al Fresco restaurant and bar. For more information, call 561/547-0598.

Focus on your face with a Gentlemen’s Facial at the Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach. Pores are cleansed of dirt and oils, and exfoliation and massage leave the skin feeling clean and refreshed. Fifty minutes, $160. 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/582-2800 Get a close shave at: Leo’s Golden Razor, 306 Brazilian Ave., 561/655-5631; Everglades Barber Shop, 411 Cocoanut Row, 561/445-3684; or Sunrise Barbershop, 239 Sunrise Ave., 561/659-0464

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If the seas are calling, charter (or buy) a yacht, then sail in style. Visit Worth Avenue Yachts at 150 Worth Ave., Suite 136 or call 561/833-4462. It’s never too early to start happy hour. Head over to Ta-boo, the legendary restaurant and bar on Worth Avenue, for a very Palm Beach happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. daily. There’s a cool, dark bar and accommodating bartenders, plus excellent cocktails and lovely bar bites. 221 Worth Ave., 561/835-3500

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YOUR FINE DINING DESTINATION AWAITS.

Featuring custom-designed NYY Steak to-go bag. Special thanks to Worth Avenue Association, Herve Lager, St. John, John Barrett Salon, Tom Ford, Braman Bentley Palm Beach. Stylist: Ali Marino NYY Steak To-Go Bag design by NDN Promotions, Inc. Tax and gratuity not included. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. See NYY Steak for complete details. Management reserves all rights. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call 1.888.ADMIT.IT.

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DIAMOND PAVÉ MEN’S RING, $27,990 Fine detail and luxury define this handsome ring. Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry, 150 Worth Avenue, 561/659-3700, tamaracomolli.com

Strolling in Style

Classic Palm Beach must-haves that complete his closet SHINY DARK BLUE/SMOKE SHADED CHOPARD SUNGLASSES, $429 Sleek, geometric frames have a double gold bar above the nose and polarized lenses. Edward Beiner, 150 Worth Ave., 561/832-2020

FIESOLE CHECK SHIRTS, $215 EA. Long-sleeved cotton twill, with a button-down collar and pocket; made in Italy. Maus & Hoffman, 312 Worth Ave., 561/655-1141

BLAZER, $1,095 CHRISTOPHER PM BACKPACK, $2,780 This hiking pack offers plenty of storage space and pockets, adjustable leather straps and a drawstring closure. Louis Vuitton, 150 Worth Ave., 561/659-1626

This poplin blazer is all about comfort and classic distinction. The elegant wool poplin is light as a feather and wrinkle-resistant—ideal for travel. Maus & Hoffman, 312 Worth Ave., 561/655-1141

STERLING SILVER AND LEATHER BRACELETS, $275 EA. Add a touch of sophistication to any outfit with these simply elegant, supple leather bracelets. Christofle, 150 Worth Ave., Suite 111, 561/833-1978

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PRESERVE CULTURE AND CREATE YOUR LEGACY WITH A COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS Come discover the world of book collecting. Our passion, expertise, and attentive customer service will guide you on a remarkable journey with a rich history and tradition. Whether you are looking for the ideal gift for a special occasion or would like assistance in building your own personal library, Raptis Rare Books is here to assist you. Whether you dream about a grandiose room filled with fine bindings or a small collection of first editions by your favorite authors, let us be your guide in bringing the library of your imagination to reality. Visit our gallery location at 226 Worth Avenue and browse our shelves or visit our website, raptisrarebooks.com. You can also request one of our printed catalogs. We offer free gift wrapping services and provide a wide range of shipping services in order to meet your needs. We look forward to serving you.

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Secret Garden This season’s couture fashion ascends to new heights at the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens P H O T O G R A P H Y B Y B I L LY C O L E M A N Shot on location at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Dress from Salvatore Ferragamo; serpent necklace from Mariko.

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ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS In the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a non-profit foundation established in 1977 by resident sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). An urban sanctuary of almost two acres, the compound comprises Norton’s historic house with exhibition galleries, her studio, monumental sculptures, and tropical gardens of rare palms and cycads.

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Dress, shirt, handbag and boots, all from Louis Vuitton

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Floral print jacket and pants from Escada; jewel headband from Mariko

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Fringe dress from Emilio Pucci; flower bracelet from Mariko

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Ruffled gown from David Maison Couture; earrings from Mariko

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Embroidered Temperley London gown from Shari’s Place; earrings from Mariko

PHOTOGRAPHER: Billy Coleman STYLIST: Katherine Lande/KL Style Inc. MODEL: Twiga Mermet/MP Mega Miami ART DIRECTOR: Lori Pierino HAIR/MAKEUP: Daniel Pazs PHOTO ASSISTANT: Miguel Mori LOCATION: Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 561/832-5328, ansg.org

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Destination:

Palm B By Marie Speed & John Thomason

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n a map, it’s a small barrier island with the easternmost town in Florida, only 16 miles long. But its influence extends more than 100 years in the past and across the globe. This is Palm Beach, the winter playground for the American aristocracy and the rich from around the world. It’s the place where a Bentley is your second car and your 10,000-square-foot house is a “cottage.” You have one whole room dedicated to eveningwear and a year-round army of gardeners who keep the privacy hedges tall, trimmed and impenetrable. It is a place of winter White Houses and deb balls and bougainvillea and charity boards. It is a place of dreams and tradition, whimsy and wannabes. And there is no other town like it in the world.

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alm Beach, with one of the richest zip codes in the country, has a population of around 10,500, which swells to 40,000 during the winter social season— and therein lies a great social division: Townies vs. Snowbirds. Females outnumber males, the racial makeup is 97 percent white, and the median age for everyone is more than 68 years old. Census numbers from a few years ago place the median household income at around $125,000 (the median Florida figure is about half of that) and the median house value at more than $1 million. In 2003, The Robb Report named Palm Beach as the “best place to live.” But numbers don’t really show the full picture. Palm Beach is home to the megawealthy of America and a fair number of household names. Houses routinely sell for double-digit millions, and the population is slightly less seasonal, with the Old Guard stereotype starting to erode as wealthy younger families with more money than pedigree take up residence. Charity work is very big here, and balls and benefits are a way of life, from the very formal Red Cross Ball (ladies still wear tiaras) to the gala for the Palm Beach Zoo. And about a million more. Despite its social grandstanding, longtime residents will tell you the town has a real sense of community and a culture that has evolved since its incarnation in the 1920s as a resort enclave.

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A Little History

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he Palm Beach story started more than a century ago when railroad magnate Henry Flagler extended a railway south and built the Royal Poinciana Hotel at its terminus—in what is now Palm Beach. The raggedy tropical island was thereby ordained a winter retreat for America’s Golden Age society A-list. The railway continued south after that, but this was the start of a legacy shared by few other towns in America—one of privilege and exclusivity, money and manners. In those early days, Worth Avenue was a sleepy little outpost with little more than an alligator concession, a far cry from today’s designer boutiques and luxe restaurants and bumper-tobumper luxury cars. Over the years, as Palm Beach solidified its status as one of the country’s social capitals, an insular community emerged, marked by grand mansions and galas, celebrities and industrialists. These days, the community still retains that cachet although in a decidedly younger, more egalitarian style.

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Do write a thank-you note. Always. Do register for bridal gifts at Mary Mahoney. Do avoid publicity. And photographers. Do attend the galas your friends chair. Do arrive on time. Especially for dinner parties. Do listen more than you talk (and never interrupt). Do keep a guest room perfectly outfitted, complete with helpful phone numbers and books. 8. Do subscribe to the Social Register. Even though you know it doesn’t matter, of course.

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1. Don’t ask people what they do. 2. Don’t jog without wearing a shirt. 3. Don’t order “another” drink; ask that your cocktail be refreshed. 4. Don’t wear a watch after 6 p.m. if you are a woman. 5. Don’t actually kiss anyone on the cheek; air kiss above the cheek. Also, hugs are implied, not given. 6. Don’t compliment someone on an item he or she is wearing and then ask what it cost or where it is from. 7. Don’t steal anyone else’s help. 8. Don’t call a private club for membership information; members are only added via referrals.

CHILD’S PLAY: Best Places to Take the Kids Playgrounds, fields and tennis courts are all at the Town of Palm Beach’s Seaview Recreation Center. (340 Seaview Ave., 838-5485) The beach at Phipps Ocean Park features grassy shade, picnic facilities and a playground, all on the Atlantic Ocean. (2145 S. Ocean Blvd., 838-5400) The Palm Beach County History Museum is housed in the restored 1916 Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach. Exhibitions feature county history, along with profiles of the people and events that made the area. (300 N. Dixie Highway, 832-4164)

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THERE’S A PALM BEACH LOOK, of course, regardless of what anyone says. The Palm Beach look is studiously casual, with bright colors, a cashmere sweater loosely knotted around the neck, bare legs, good cheekbones. Everyone is very thin, slightly Kennedy-esque, and blonde is standard. Men drift toward an aging preppie look, with a little Italian tailoring thrown in for good measure. Loafers by Gucci.

Must-have Palm Beach accessories For women: 1. Lilly Pulitzer shift 2. Gold Jack Rogers sandals 3. Stubbs & Wootton needlepoint slippers 4. Orange Birken bag by Hermès; summer bag by Louis Vuitton

1. Brooks Brothers notch-lapel tuxedo with a flat-front trouser 2. Brioni navy tropical weight wool blazer, two vents (Cuban Yacht Club insignia optional) 3. Cream gabardine trousers

5. Alhambra necklace from Van Cleef & Arpels

4. Linen drawstring summer trousers

6. White slacks

5. Classic swim trunks and polo from Vilebrequin

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6. Gucci horsebit leather slippers

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Just as Worth Avenue is a world-renowned destination for classic and trendsetting apparel and jewelry, so too does this street of dreams capture the pulse of the art market. Palm Beach’s remarkable concentration of high-end galleries offers work for all tastes and styles, regardless of bankroll. And in a competitive culture, the gallerists of Worth Avenue share mutual respect. “We’re all pretty collegial,” says David D. Ginn, director of Taglialatella Galleries. “We all tend to help each other and work with each other.” Start your Worth Avenue gallery tour with these five recommended purveyors of fine art, jewelry and antiques. DTR MODERN GALLERIES 440 S. County Road // 366-9387 // dtrmodern.com Specialties: Modern and contemporary art Artists represented: Edwina Sandys, JeanMichel Basquiat, Damien Hirst Ambience: One of four DTR Moderns nationwide, the Palm Beach outpost of this venerable brand is sleek and vivid, showcasing eye-popping works brimming with color, humor and invention. “We have a great selection of contemporary art that’s varied in price points,” says Gallery Director Bryan D. Walsh. “We like to have something for everybody.”

A.B. LEVY’S

211 Worth Ave. // 835-9139 // ablevys.com Specialties: Antiques, jewelry, fine and European art from the 19th and 20th centuries Artists/designers represented: Tiffany, Lladro, Cartier Ambience: An island standby for nearly 30 years, A.B. Levy’s is a gilded collector’s sanctuary chockablock with ornate furniture, gold and silver centerpieces, glittering jewelry and classical paintings. Between its in-store and internet sales, the gallery positively bursts with work, with surprises around every nook and cranny; the wide-shouldered should browse with care.

ASHLEY JOHN GALLERY 410 S. County Road // 429-8454 // ashleyjohngallery.com Specialties: 20th century American paintings, sculpture, estate jewelry, decorative art Artists represented: Martha Walter, Henri Dumaige, William Merritt Chase Ambience: One of the most sprawling addresses on Palm Beach, this stately gallery is also one of its most eclectic, carrying more than 180 artists. Its paintings span from Impressionism to Cubism, its sculptures have a Herculean heft, and its many objets d’art draw window shoppers from their perches near the glass walls.

GALERIA OF SCULPTURE 11 Via Parigi // 659-7557 // galeriaofsculpture.com

Andy Warhol’s “Butterfly” series, from Taglialatella Galleries

Specialty: American contemporary art glass Artists represented: Fay Miller, Dan Meyer, Taylor Backes Ambience: Sculptural glass centerpieces fill a pair of impressive curio shelves and a handful of display stands in this tucked-away enclave, a Palm Beach staple since 1978. A myriad of glass-blowing techniques and styles are featured in director Cheryl Sundell’s eclectic space, with works ranging from witty, oversized Life Savers and golf pins to abstract conversation pieces and functional vases and bowls.

TA G L I A L AT E L L A G A L L E R I E S 313 1/2 Worth Ave., Via Bice // 833-4700 // taglialatellagalleries.com Specialties: Pop art, street art Artists represented: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Willem de Kooning Ambience: This cozy sister gallery to the New York City flagship of the same name is the Island’s premier showcase for Warhol, his contemporaries and his protégés. Price points are as low as $500, for Shepard Fairey’s “50 Shades of Black” album covers, all the way up to massive, pop-culture-infused statement pieces by Mr. Brainwash and Russell Young.

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Five people who made Palm Beach what it is today

Henry Flagler

E.M. Brelsford

Henry Flagler (pictured left) was a powerful industrialist and founder of Standard Oil who also started the Florida East Coast Railway to open up Florida for development. After he built a magnificent resort hotel in St. Augustine, he began extending the railway south to what is now West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, breaking ground on the Royal Poinciana Hotel in 1893. It took 1,000 workmen to complete what was then the largest wooden-structured hotel in the world. Not to be outdone, he would go on to build the Breakers and Whitehall, among other Palm Beach institutions. The latter, pictured above, came about after his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan, remarked that she wanted to live in a marble mansion. (You could say she gilded him into it.) Today, Flagler is regarded as the founding father of Palm Beach, a distinction he would share with Miami, which he also put on the map with his railroad.

E.M. Brelsford, the first postmaster of Palm Beach, named the town after the coconut palms that grew near Lake Worth. The trees were planted following the wreck of the Providencia, a ship from Trinidad, bound for Spain, which ran aground on Palm Beach in 1878. It carried 20,000 coconuts’ worth of cargo, which pioneers sold to locals for two and a half cents apiece.

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PA L M B E AC H ’ S FA M O U S FAC E S In addition to heavy hitters like Rod Stewart, Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern and Donald Trump, Palm Beach has been home to the following notable residents.

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. actor

Addison Mizner

Marjorie Joseph Kennedy Merriweather Post and family

George Hamilton actor

Butch Trucks The dramatic Mediterranean architecture common to parts of Worth Avenue and Palm Beach can be traced to Addison Mizner, an eccentric architect ca. 1918 who found his way to the nascent Palm Beach, teamed up with sewing machine heir Paris Singer and designed his own version of paradise. His first project was the Everglades Club, followed by the extravagant oceanfront estate El Mirasol (The Sunflower), home of Philadelphia stock market titan Edward T. Stotesbury and his wife, Eva, Palm Beach’s first family of society at the time. Mizner went on to build more estates for the rich and famous as well as shops and apartments along Worth Avenue. In 1925 and 1926 he created Via Mizner and Via Parigi, two of the Avenue’s most charming courtyards.

Marjorie Merriweather Post was the General Foods heiress (once married to E.F. Hutton) who reigned as Palm Beach’s society queen in the 1920s and 1930s. She and Hutton built the lavish estate Mar-a-Lago in the late 1920s, which later became a private club and is today a presidential getaway. Mrs. Post was famous for her parties at Mar-a-Lago, including her signature square dances.

In the early 1930s, bootlegger Joseph P. Kennedy purchased the Palm Beach home La Guerida for $115,000, about a third of its market value. It would become the Kennedy compound for generations, a place where both Joseph and his son John would indulge their sexual dalliances—Joseph with film starlet Gloria Swanson, and John, much later, with a roster of mistresses that was rumored to be in the hundreds. Only when he was convalescing from back surgery, in the mid-1950s, did JFK keep his libido in check. While he was recuperating at La Guerida, his wife arranged for mutual friend Grace Kelly to show up in a sexy nurse outfit and administer a feeding. John didn’t even notice her. As Murray Weiss and Bill Hoffman report it in Palm Beach Babylon, Kelly lamented, “I must be losing it.”

musician

James Patterson author

Henry Paulson

former U.S. Treasury Secretary

Vera Wang

fashion designer

Lilly Pulitzer

designer and socialite

John F. Kennedy president

Dina Merrill actress

Wilbur Ross financier

Yoko Ono artist

John Lennon Beatle

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The Lifestyle The Palm Beach lifestyle is tough to pin down. It’s part small-town: sand-dusted knees, kids riding bikes, the illusion of a 1960s sitcom. But the looming backdrop of a Georgian mansion tends to alter the vibe, and it becomes clear that, as Fitzgerald famously said, “Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Here’s what we know:

Preferred Address

There’s no bad address in Palm Beach, but oceanfront is primo, naturally.

Schools

Palm Beach Day Academy, Rosarian Academy or Discovery Dayschool (Miss Porter’s and Exeter later on)

Most Coveted Club Membership

The Everglades Club is still Palm Beach’s most exclusive private club, but the Bath and Tennis Club is where most families hang out. For men only, Coconuts (famous for its annual Coconuts Ball) is the golden ticket.

Wedding Reception Venue

The Venetian Ballroom at The Breakers; for the second marriage, the Gold Room. And if you are one of the anointed: The Orange Garden at the Everglades Club.

Party Planner Everyone Hires

Events), with offices in D.C. and New York. Event planner to the stars, Rafanelli has done the Red Cross Ball and the Bal Poudré at the Flagler; he is to society parties what Peter Duchin once was to society orchestras.

Where You Get Flowers for the Home

Tom Mathieu of Tom Mathieu & Company provides weekly flowers to many Palm Beach estates, at a cost that can range from $2,500 to $6,000 a week by some estimates.

Hair Care

Philippe Barr of Frédéric Fekkai Salon is the hairdresser of the hour these days. And that expensive and distinctive Champagne blonde color? Trade secret.

Restaurant Reservation

Table No. 1—the window table—at Ta-boo is still the most coveted seat on The Avenue, but HMF at The Breakers is action central to spot who’s who in town, post-party revelers and local personalities.

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M U S T- AT T E N D EVENTS American Heart Association Ball This Palm Beach tradition is the original Palm Beach ball—the blue-chip ball of the season—and is always held on Valentine’s Day. American Red Cross International Ball This white-tie-and-tiara evening may be a wee bit stuffy (some would say pretentious), but it has its share of glamour, along with visiting ambassadors and dignitaries. Red gowns are highly favored. Cancer Alliance of Health and Hope “Shop the Day Away” luncheon This luncheon features a silent auction, a celebrity keynote speaker and more­—and benefits cancer patients and their families during their treatment periods, easing their financial burdens. Norton Museum of Art Gala This night at the museum is how you show your more cultured side—and it’s always well done.

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach Annual Gala This is old-guard dinner dancing at its best, and you’d be lucky to receive an invitation. If it arrives, so have you.

Great Happy Hours

THE COLONY HOTEL

THE CHESTERFIELD

Stroll down Memory Lane on Friday nights (and hit the dance floor), with Motown and all-time favorites of the 1960s. (155 Hammon Ave., 655-5430)

It’s always a party in the decadent Leopard Lounge where “happy hour” takes on a whole new meaning—early as well as late. (363 Cocoanut Row, 659-5800)

Enjoy cocktails under the stars on the patio, or at the stylish bar at Café Boulud. (301 Australian Ave., 655-7740)

HMF AT THE BREAKERS Partake in retro cocktails in the luxe lounge at this historic (and very hot) nightspot, or try The Seafood Bar for a great ocean view. (1 S. County Road, 655-6611)

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D O N ’ T- M I S S E X P E R I E N C E S ♦ Take a walking, driving or biking tour of the island with your own private guide through Leslie Diver’s Island Living Tours (868-7944; islandlivingpb.com). Driving tours range from 90 minutes to two and a half hours and include a walk through the vias on Worth Avenue. Biking tours (bikes not included—you can rent them at the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop) are 90 minutes each, and are a great way to ogle the Island’s grand landmarked estates designed by the “Fab Four” of esteemed Palm Beach architects: Addison Mizner, Marion Sims Wyeth, John Volk and Maurice Fatio.

Like any small community, Palm Beach has its own language. Here are some of the more familiar words and phrases to help you sound like a native. Worth Avenue, of course!

North Bridge

The Flagler Memorial Bridge

♦ Indulge in the Chesterfield Palm Beach’s afternoon tea, with sandwiches and scones, daily from 1 to 5 p.m. in the library and courtyard. (363 Cocoanut Row, 659-5800)

Middle Bridge

The Royal Park Bridge

Southern Bridge

The Post Memorial Causeway

♦ Window-shop on Worth Avenue and wander through the vias for a distinctly European strolling experience. Have a glass of wine in one, buy a hat in another. Turn off your phone. Take the long way home.

Yellow Bank

Originally First National Palm Beach, now Wells Fargo

Bankers Row

Royal Palm Way

North End

Begins at Beach Club up to the inlet

The Sea Streets

Sea Breeze, Sea Spray and Sea View in the center of town

Midtown

The Sea Streets and commercial areas between The Breakers and Worth Avenue

Greenwich Village

North of Sunrise

The B&T

The Bath & Tennis Club

South of Sloan’s

The second curve that leads south to condos on the ocean

Widener’s Curve

Where South Ocean turns south

SOSO

South of Southern in West Palm Beach

Between the Clubs

The estate section/billionaires’ row—between the Bath & Tennis and Everglades clubs

Stubbs

Stubbs & Wootton slippers & slides

Casual Dressy

Chanel pants and jacket with a silk shirt and ballet slippers

Dressy Casual

Same as above with more jewelry

Ta-boo Lust

Ta-boo’s signature variation on a coconut cream pie

Dusty Miller

Coconut ice cream, hot fudge and a sprinkling of malt from the B&T

Bethesda

The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea

The Chapel

The Poinciana Chapel

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♦ You needn’t be a tourist to book a Ghosts of Palm Beach tour. We recently embarked on this 90-minute walk on the paranormal side, where we strolled the Avenue and discovered legends such as a poltergeist in Gucci, an infamous double murder in the former Cartier site, spectral rugrats in Ta-boo and much more. Our tour guide, Rae, included a few personal ghost stories, a horror trivia game (with prizes!) and even a dowsing session. Whether or not you encounter a spirit, it’s a fun night of harrowing history. Visit ghostsofpalmbeach.com to schedule a tour.

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♦ The municipal beach at the foot of Worth Avenue offers Caribbean-blue waters and broad beaches for sunbathing, paddleboarding and snorkeling. Up the beach just off The Breakers is one of South Florida’s most popular dive spots—The Breakers Reef—which is two miles long and teeming with sea life, from corals, sponges and tropical fish to moray eels and even the occasional whale shark.

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High Notes

Orchestrate a little glamour this season with these Worth Avenue party favors. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARC HICKMAN

Instruments provided by Chafin Music Center, chafinmusic. com, 608 N. Dixie Highway, Lake Worth, 561/585-4641 and Lynn University Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, lynn.edu

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18-karat white gold cuff of diamonds and blue sapphires; 18-karat white gold cuff with diamonds, pink sapphires and rubies; and 18-karat white gold floral diamond cluster cuff with matching 18-karat white gold floral diamond cluster necklace; all from Patricia Robalino Designs

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Diamond eternity necklace handcrafted in precious platinum, sapphire and diamond ring in platinum, oval 58-carat tanzanite pendant with diamonds, and 18-karat white gold five-row crossover bangle with brilliant-cut diamonds, all from Hamilton Jewelers

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Mandarin garnet necklace featuring natural polished beads and an 18-karat rose gold drop-clasp closure accented with cut pavĂŠ diamonds; signature drop necklace made of 18-karat rose gold with nine drop elements and an extra-large droplet pendant; LACE ring in 18-karat rose gold featuring cut diamonds and brilliant-cut pavĂŠ edges; Bouton rings in large-size moonstone orange, mandarin garnet, rose tourmaline and Swiss topaz; and small Bouton rings in gray moonstone set in 18-karat gold with brilliantcut pavĂŠ diamonds; all from Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry

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French onyx diamond ring with engraved musical symbols, 18-karat oversized cuff with emeralds and diamonds, and Ann Dexter Jones 18-karat turquoise diamond bracelet from the “Starry Night” collection, all from Patti Esbia Antique & Estate Jewelry

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18-karat yellow gold Dorota earrings with moonstone with ebony frames, cabochon opal ring set in a steel mounting, Verdura “Pebble� rope bracelet with quartz crystals, and estate 18-karat yellow gold necklace with rubies and diamonds, all from Betteridge

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Round diamond flower cluster sautoir necklace, multi-shape diamond and ruby necklace, and multi-shape diamond and ruby bracelet, all from Graff

ART DIRECTORS/STYLISTS: Lori Pierino, Valentine S. Fracassi

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Her color block dress from Escada, earrings from Michael Kors; his white jeans and striped buttondown shirt and blazer, from Maus & Hoffman

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Our coastal style is breezy and bright— all year long

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Life PHOTOGRAPHY BY B I L LY C O L E M A N Shot on location at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach

Striped blouse, floral skirt and beaded necklace, all from Michael Kors Collection

All clothing and accessories from stores on Worth Avenue, Palm Beach

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PHOTOGRAPHER: Billy Coleman MODELS: Selena Weber/Next Model Management; Renato Freitas/Next Model Management STYLIST: Terri Dacquisto/Wilhelmina ART DIRECTORS: Lori Pierino, Valentine S. Fracassi HAIR: Paola Orlando with Frederic Fekkai products MAKEUP: Paola Orlando with Chanel cosmetics PHOTO ASSISTANTS: Miguel Mori DIGITAL TECH: Mike Iturrioz STYLIST ASSISTANT: Chloe Chin/Wilhelmina LOCATION: Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa www.eaupalmbeach.com 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan, Fl 33462 561/533-6000

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White bikini bandeau from Island Company; Proenza Schouler pleated skirt from Neiman Marcus; cardigan from Amina Rubinacci; sunglasses from Cyril & Dayne; espadrilles from Michael Kors Collection; hoop earrings from Mariko

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Swim trunks and terrycloth pullover from Strong Boalt

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Rainbow sweater from CJ Laing; bikini bottom from Island Company; bracelets from Maryanna Suzanna; sunglasses from Cyril & Dayne

PHOTOGRAPHER: Billy Coleman STYLIST: Katherine Lande/KL Style Inc. MODELS: Hugh Feist/Next Model Management; Sandy Kacura/MP Mega Miami ART DIRECTOR: Lori Pierino HAIR/MAKEUP: Heather Blaine/Creative Management PHOTO ASSISTANT: Miguel Mori LOCATION: Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, 2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, 561/582-2800, 800/432-2335, fourseasons. com/palmbeach

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South Florida Has it All

Florida’s Gold Coast has something for everyone, from major sports teams to wild animals roaming free to stately gilded mansions and museums. Get out there! BY JACKIE SMITH AND JOHN THOMASON

Arts & Culture FLAGLER MUSEUM, PALM BEACH

The development of Florida’s economy and status as a tourist destination can be attributed to Henry Flagler, who built the Florida East Coast Railway from Jacksonville to Key West. Flagler and his wife Mary Lily Kenan spent their winters in the Beaux-Arts mansion Whitehall, known today as the Flagler Museum, a beautiful, well-preserved national historic landmark. Visitors to the museum can take self-guided brochure tours, self-guided smart device tours or docent-led tours of the estate and Henry Flagler’s private railcar, built in 1886 for his personal use. Visitors can also download the free Flagler Museum app on their smartphones prior to their visit to learn more about the history of the museum as well as have access to audio tours, an orientation video, events calendar and more. Those who visit on Sunday

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at 3:30 p.m. have the pleasure of hearing Whitehall’s weekly organ demonstration, and throughout the year, the Flagler hosts a rousing bluegrass concert, a chamber music series, a lecture series and art exhibitions evoking aspects of the Gilded Age. At the corner of Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $18 for adults, $10 for kids ages 13 to 17, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for children 6 and younger. Call 561/655-2833 or visit flaglermuseum.us.

SOCIETY OF THE FOUR ARTS, PALM BEACH

For more than 80 years, the Society of the Four Arts has presented top-shelf cultural programming to the Palm Beach community. As its name suggests, its multi-building campus houses a quartet of disciplines, with

hundreds of events filling its concert hall, gallery space, cinema and library each year. The Four Arts’ signature O’Keeffe Speaker Series, running Tuesday afternoons from January to April, welcomes nationally renowned figures from the realms of politics, media, arts and entertainment. Its concert series features the best in orchestral, chamber and jazz music on Wednesday nights and some Sunday afternoons in season, and its film series features foreign and domestic titles fresh off the arthouse circuit on select Fridays. All year round, visitors can enjoy the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden and Four Arts Botanical Garden. All programs are open to the public, with admission reasonably priced. Most buildings in the Society, at 2 Four Arts Plaza, are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with select hours on Saturday. The sculpture garden and botanical garden are open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 561/655-7226 or visit fourarts.org.

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PAN’S GARDEN, PALM BEACH

Standing with flute in hand, the bronze statue of Pan of Rohallion welcomes visitors to this green oasis in the center of Palm Beach. Pan’s Garden is a half-acre filled with southern magnolia trees, scarlet milkweeds and about 300 more species of Florida native vegetation. Visitors can walk through the tranquil pathways or relax on a bench under the garden’s roofed, open pavilion. At 386 Hibiscus Ave., Pan’s Garden is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission to the gardens is free. Call 561/832-0731.

NORTON MUSEUM OF ART, WEST PALM BEACH

One of the Southeast’s premier art museums, the Norton Museum of Art has been a cultural fixture in West Palm Beach since 1941. Founded by Ralph Hubbard Norton and wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton, the museum is known for the quality of its permanent collection, traveling exhibitions and innovative educational programs. The internationally renowned permanent collection features more than 7,000 works, concentrated in European, American, Chinese and contemporary art and photography. The museum also offers a year-round schedule of special exhibitions. A great time to visit is during the Norton’s weekly Art After Dark festivities. On Thursdays, the museum remains open until 9 p.m., offering live music, drink specials, gallery talks and craft activities. The Norton is currently undergoing an exciting expansion and renovation project that will transform the museum into the “New Norton” by early 2019. In the meantime, admission is free to all visitors. The Norton Museum of Art, at 1451 S. Olive Ave., is closed on Mondays and on major holidays. Hours are Tuesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. But on Thursdays, hours are extended to 9 p.m. for its Art After Dark program. Call 561/832-5196 or visit norton.org.

tio—can wander the grounds and admire Ann’s artwork, including the nine monumental sculptures she left behind, eight in brick and one in granite. Seasonally changing exhibitions feature sculptures from contemporary and classic artists nestled among Ann’s work. In addition to her love for sculpting, Ann had a passion for wildlife, and she wanted her work to be placed among plants and animals. The luscious garden holds native plants as well as more than 300 rare palms, and welcomes birds and other animals that seasonally migrate to the area. On 2051 S. Flagler Drive, admission to the gardens and home is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children ages 5 and older, and free for members; however, the gardens are closed during the month of August. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Call 561/832-5328 or visit ansg.org.

Fragrance Garden, an olfactory delight; and many more. Mounts’ newest garden, Windows on the Floating World, is the largest in the venue’s history, featuring 4-foot-wide pathways that provide the illusion of walking on a water world vibrant with aquatic plant and animal life. The garden, at 531 N. Military Trail, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $5. Call 561/2331757 or visit mounts.org.

MOUNTS BOTANICAL GARDEN, WEST PALM BEACH

Speaking of gorgeous gardens, Mounts is the oldest and largest botanical garden of its kind in Palm Beach County, welcoming visitors to its verdant paradise since 1925. Specializing in what it calls the “art, science and joy of gardening,” Mounts has cultivated 20 gardens, each organized as a living exhibit with curated flora designed to edify visitors about our challenging subtropical climate. Lose yourself among the Butterfly Garden, with its dozen species of fluttering friends; the Edible Landscape, with its homegrown produce evoking a French kitchen garden; the Rose and

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RAYMOND F. KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, WEST PALM BEACH

Since its grand opening in November of 1992, the Kravis Center has grown into one of the premier destinations in Palm Beach County for plays, concerts, arts education and more. At 701 Okeechobee Blvd., the center hosts about 550 performances by national and international artists each season, welcoming nearly 50,000 visitors in

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ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS, WEST PALM BEACH

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the process. The Kravis Center is also home to Miami City Ballet, Palm Beach Opera, Kravis on Broadway, P.E.A.K.—Provocative Entertainment at Kravis—and other compelling series. The gigantic complex holds four performance venues as well as the Cohen Pavilion, which houses the Weiner Banquet Center, Gimelstob Ballroom and Harris Pre-function

Hall. The elegant, state-of-the-art Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. Concert Hall is the largest venue, with 2,195 seats. The intimate 289-seat Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse is a black box theater, and is the official host venue of awardwinning regional theatre company MNM Productions. The newest addition to the center is the 170-seat Helen K. Persson Hall. Call 561/832-7469 or visit kravis.org.

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PALM BEACH DRAMAWORKS, WEST PALM BEACH

This renowned regional theatre company mounts exceptional productions of classic and contemporary plays, tackling heady fare from the likes of Strindberg, Albee, O’Neill and Mamet, performed by veteran local talent and the occasional Broadway or television star. Dramaworks operates a six-show season from the 218-seat Don & Brown Theater, recognizable from its vintage marquee and picturesque location overlooking the West Palm Beach waterfront. The 2017/2018 season is customarily eclectic, featuring a pair of world premieres, the twilight classic “On Golden Pond” and the psychodrama “Equus.” Additionally, Dramaworks develops new plays in its upstairs “Dramaworkshop” black box theater, featuring the same standards of production quality but for a discounted price. The theater, at 201 Clematis St., has box office hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Call 561/5144042 or visit palmbeachdramaworks.org.

Family Outings SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM, WEST PALM BEACH

Opening in 1961, the former South Florida Science Museum debuted as a platform to

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expose South Florida to natural science and history. Now, the renamed South Florida Science Center and Aquarium features a giant freshwater and saltwater aquarium housing local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, a conservation research station and an interactive Everglades exhibit. Most recently, the Science Center unveiled 18 holes of miniature golf on its Conversation Course, a Jim Fazio- and Jack Nicklaus-designed layout that combines ecological education with short-game challenges. It joins such new developments as a 5,000-square-foot Hall of Discovery with 100 new or revamped interactive exhibits, an upgraded theater and a new science laboratory. Additional activities include a winding science trail where visitors can dig for fossils and pan for gems, a butterfly garden, a collection of rare space artifacts and a nanotechnology exhibit. At 4801 Dreher Trail N., the Science Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (60-plus years) and $11 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Admission to the planetarium is $5 extra for adults and seniors and $3 extra for children. Call 561/832-1988 or visit sfsciencecenter.org.

spray ground and enjoying classic rides like the carousel and Fun Slide, as well as trying out the Flying Elephant Ride and the Rio Grande Train. Finally, visitors can relax on a leisurely paddleboat ride or Safari Queen boat tour and fuel up at one of three dining options: the cafeteria-style Safari restaurant, Safari Snacks stand or Carvel. Hours for Lion Country Safari, at 2003

Lion Country Safari Road, are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The zoo is open every day of the year, including Christmas and New Year’s Day. Admission is $35 for visitors ages 10-64, $31.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, and $26 for children ages 3 to 9. Parking is $8 per vehicle. If you purchase your tickets online, you save $2 and get free parking. Call 561/7931084 or visit lioncountrysafari.com.

LION COUNTRY SAFARI, LOXAHATCHEE

Developed by South African and British entrepreneurs looking to bring the experience of an African game park to families unable to travel the distance, Lion Country Safari is America’s first drive-through safari park. Opened in 1967, the zoo sprawls over 600 acres in Palm Beach County and is home to more than 900 animals living in large, natural exhibits. While driving through the safari park, tourists can catch glimpses of llamas, lions, wildebeests, chimpanzees and more. There are also private guided tours which include three animal encounters. In Safari World, the walk-through area of the park, visitors can explore a plethora of bird, reptile and mammal exhibits, and spot animals like Caribbean flamingoes, spider monkeys and giraffes. For $2, you can feed the latter their breakfast. There is also a petting zoo that holds goats and sheep, which guests can feed for $1 or brush for no additional fee. Children will love splashing around in the interactive water

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PALM BEACH ZOO, WEST PALM BEACH

With more than 190 species and 550 animals on display, the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park features unique creatures unseen anywhere else in the region, from black bears to komodo dragons to giant anteaters. In keeping with its mission to propagate endangered species, the zoo participates in more than 50 Species Survival Plans, helping to manage threatened animals such as the red kangaroo, Malayan tiger and Indian pygmy goose. Most recently, the zoo debuted Fiona, an orphaned jaguar rescued from Panama, and announced the births of a red-crowned crane and five Perdido Key beach mice. The zoo frequently plays host to family festivals, children’s educational programming, holiday breakfasts, keeper talks and wildlife shows. Visitors can also partake in close-up “experiences” with sloths, capybaras, tortoises, koalas, giant anteaters and flamingoes— feeding, bathing and taking photographs with the animals for $35 per person.

At 1301 Summit Blvd., the Palm Beach Zoo is open daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and $14.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger enter for free. Call 561/547-9453 or visit palmbeachzoo.org.

RAPIDS WATER PARK, WEST PALM BEACH

Rapids, South Florida’s premier family waterpark, features 30 acres of attractions. Thrill-seeking visitors can hurtle down one of 35 water slides, including Big Thunder, on which riders fly 20 mph down a 45-degree drop. In 2011, the World Waterpark Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions named Rapids Racer “Best Ride.” The park also includes a 25,000-square-foot wave pool and quartermile lazy river. One of its wettest attractions, the FlowRider, moves 30,000 gallons of water per minute to create a simulated wave system for riders to body-board over a fixed surface at 35 mph.

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The park, at 6566 N. Military Trail, is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. Regular admission is $42.99 per person Monday through Friday and $47.99 per person on weekends. Children 2 and younger are admitted free. Parking is $10 per vehicle. Call 561/848-6272 or visit rapidswaterpark.com.

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Fishermen flock to the Atlantic’s top game fish waters around Palm Beach—and Sailfish Marina, across the inlet from Palm Beach, is just minutes from the Gulf Stream and less than 45 miles from the Bahamas. The marina’s charter fleet of boats ranges from 27 to 59 feet. Sport fishing charters are available year-round, and prices vary depending on the boat size and trip duration. Visitors to Singer Island can also scuba dive and parasail. For food, the Sailfish Marina’s restaurant is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call 561/842-8449 or visit sailfishmarina.com.

LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER, JUNO BEACH

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a nonprofit education and ocean conservation facility dedicated to sea turtles and other marine life. The center features a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures, including a prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, saltwater aquaria and displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida’s marine environment. At 14200 U.S. Highway 1, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and is closed for major holidays. Admission is free. Call 561/627-8280 or visit marinelife.org.

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Environmentalist Marjory Stoneman Douglas said it best: “There is only one Everglades.” A World Heritage Site and the largest subtropical wilderness in the world, the “River of Grass” is two and a half hours south of Palm Beach and is best accessed by a guided tour. Two-hour tram tours at Shark Valley (305/221-8455) introduce visitors to the wildlife and nature of the Everglades, and include the opportunity to walk up the Shark Valley observation tower for a panoramic view of the heart of the Everglades. At Everglades Safari Park, on Southwest Eighth Street in Miami, sightseers can watch the Alligator Wildlife Nature Show, walk down the Jungle Trail and take a 30-to-40-minute airboat ride through the wetlands. The park is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 305/226-6923 or visit evergladessafaripark.com.

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2. BETTERIDGE Signed and numbered Cartier Panthère cuff bracelet from the Betteridge Estate Collection. Mounted in 18-karat yellow gold with pavé-set diamonds, emerald eyes and buff-top onyx spots, this bracelet is chic, sophisticated and highly collectible. $67,500.

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4. MARIKO Bouquet of flowers brooch with semiprecious stones, designed and created by Iradj. Available only at Mariko. 5. EDWARD BEINER Chopard’s ultra-feminine and sophisticated optics from the Imperiale collection embody true luxury. Inspired by the unique and refined detailing of the jewelry collection that recalls the work of the finest goldsmiths, these full-rim 23-karat gold-plated frames in shiny dark Havana feature a rounded temple that has been finished in regal accents and precious stones that radiate. Available exclusively at Edward Beiner. 6. DEA LUXURY LINENS Beautiful 100-percent cashmere throws from Italy with suede border trim in contrast colors.

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7. RANGONI FIRENZE SHOES Modern and 100-percent Italian, the Romantico in Tulipani print comes fom our newest collection, “Valentina by Rangoni.” 8. MYSTIQUE OF PALM BEACH Perfect for traveling, these diamond-quality cubic zirconia stacking eternity bands are set in solid 14-karat gold. From $450. 9. HAMILTON JEWELERS Exclusively in Palm Beach at Hamilton, Chantecler Jewelry expresses the passion and elegance of the luxurious and exotic island of Capri. Founded upon classic ideals of beautiful women, celebrities and La Dolce Vita lifestyle, the house continues to uphold the principles of passion and heritage, with loyal admirers from heirs of dynasties and monarchy to classic icons like Jacqueline Kennedy and Grace Kelly.

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10. 120% LINO 120% Lino is not only known for its fashionable Italian linen collections, but also for its great fashion accessories. It currently offers Italian-made and garment-dyed cashmere scarves. They are lightweight, perfect to wear in warm weather and come in four stunning colors to match with their linen fashion. $199. 11. TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY Our stackable BOUTON rings are a perfect accessory whatever the season. For Fall, we favor subtle cashmere shades of the mystical moonstone, known for its protective and calming qualities. Going brighter, purple amethyst and intense green peridot add a great splash of color to your autumn wardrobe and— so they say— healing powers to your life! 12. Lobster risotto at RENATO’S RESTAURANT.

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20. ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS Give the gift of a season of artistic exploration with a membership to the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. The historic home, studio and rare palm gardens as well as world-class temporary exhibitions provide one of the finest cultural experiences in South Florida. 21. GRAFF DIAMONDS The unique silhouette of a blossoming iris flower is represented by three diamond pave loops intertwined with a pear-shaped diamond. Further pear and brilliantcut diamonds are set in the inimitable, fluid Graff style—illustrating graceful glimmering dew drops tumbling from the center motif.

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Worth Avenue’s restaurants are an integral part of the Avenue experience, whether you are dining al fresco in a courtyard or enjoying fine dining at an iconic culinary landmark. The Avenue may be all about shopping, but it also offers a few tasteful diversions. BICE

CUISINE: Northern Italian ATMOSPHERE: This warm but sleek and contemporary Avenue landmark is see-and-be seen country with beautiful people, a large European contingent and a certain international glamour. It’s also a power lunch spot and has a breezy outdoors patio. ADDRESS: 313 1/2 Worth Ave. PHONE: 835-1600 WEBSITE: palmbeach.bicegroup.com

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CAFÉ FLORA

CUISINE: Mediterranean/ Italian ATMOSPHERE: Café Flora offers casual courtyard seating in a romantic via and is a less expensive option than most Palm Beach restaurants. ADDRESS: 240 Worth Ave. (Via Flora) PHONE: 514-4959 WEBSITE: cafeflorapalmbeach.com

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PIZZA AL FRESCO

CUISINE: Italian ATMOSPHERE: Country Italian in a casual outdoor patio, with a roving violinist on select nights. ADDRESS: 14 Via Mizner PHONE: 832-0032 WEBSITE: pizzaalfresco.com

RENATO’S

CUISINE: Continental with an Italian flair ATMOSPHERE: French country

ADDRESS: 87 Via Mizner PHONE: 655-9752 WEBSITE: renatospalmbeach.com

STARBUCKS

CUISINE: Coffee shop ATMOSPHERE: Typical Starbucks, with an upscale island spin ADDRESS: 150 Worth Ave., No. 110 PHONE: 651-7740

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CUISINE: American eclectic ATMOSPHERE: Casual contemporary celeb-spotting magnet with a clubby British Colonial vibe ADDRESS: 221 Worth Ave. PHONE: 835-3500 WEBSITE: taboorestaurant. com

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301 Australian Ave. 655-7740, thebraziliancourt.com The graceful Brazilian Court has everything—including a phenomenal Daniel Boulud

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT PALM BEACH 2800 S. Ocean Blvd. 582-2800, fourseasons.com/ palmbeach One of South Florida’s most elegant oceanfront boutique hotels offers impeccable amenities, but our don’t-miss here is the beachfront Atlantic Bar & Grill, where a new menu draws inspiration from street fare and food carts. Enjoy beach food favorites from around the globe, like Atlantic salmon chirashi and the lamb keftedes sandwich.

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THE COLONY PALM BEACH 155 Hammon Ave. 655-5430, thecolonypalmbeach. com The Colony is another classic Palm Beach address, with a pedigree and level of amenities that date to the days when the Duke and Duchess of Windsor were winter guests. We love, love, love it, but we are partial to Motown Friday Nights at the Polo Lounge. Once a week, The Colony takes guests back to the Temptations era with the band Memory Lane performing Motown favorites from the ‘60s to the ‘80s.

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TIDELINE OCEAN RESORT & SPA 2842 S. Ocean Blvd. 540-6440, tidelineresort.com With the perfect combination of glamour and coastline casual, Tideline Ocean Resort & Spa is a charming boutique hotel that enjoys direct beach access, an onsite spa and lavish shopping opportunities on nearby Worth Avenue. As if the unforgettable sea vistas from the hotel rooms weren’t enough, the Brandon’s by the Beach oceanfront restaurant puts the vacation in dinnertime. Warm tropical breezes included.

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ALM BEACH HAS always been a cultivated town, in more ways than one. Entering its landmark 90th year in 2018, the Garden Club of Palm Beach has been synonymous with the island’s growth and beautification since its inception. From helping develop Palm Beach’s very first town plan to financing its three blocks of iconic coconut palms on Royal Palm Way to creating the vertical Worth Avenue garden known as the Living Wall, the Garden Club’s members have acted as pioneers and watchdogs, advocates and educators. As the Worth Avenue Association’s charity of choice for 2017/2018, the Garden Club’s service will be recognized all season. The Association’s historical walking tours of Palm Beach will benefit the Garden Club, which supports civic projects and maintains the Society of the Four Arts Botanical Garden, a free community resource. “The Board of Directors selected the Garden Club as our charity of choice this year as a way of showing appreciation for the amazing job they do for Worth Avenue and the town of Palm Beach,” says Marley Herring, president of the Worth Avenue Association. “The Garden Club has been instrumental in the beautification of Worth Avenue, and many of its members are longtime patrons of our shops and restaurants.” “We have a very worthwhile mission,” says Sue Strickland, immediate past president, and a member for nearly 15 years. “It’s education, conservation and love of horticulture. ” “This is the only club I’ve ever belonged to where people actually enjoy doing the work,” adds current president Elizabeth Thebault, a more than 20-year member. The Four Arts Botanical Garden is a verdant sanctuary divided into nine demonstration gardens with sculptures, burbling fountains and ponds—and a towering sausage tree. You’ll sees the aromatic ylang-ylang flower, which became the basis for Chanel No. 5; and Florida’s The Four Arts state tree, the cabbage palm. Designated Botanical Garden Historical & Specimen trees, such as the 104

Chinese Garden’s ilex, are protected by the town, and require a certified arborist to trim them. “It’s a great place to come often, because it changes so much,” Strickland says. The Garden Club’s 125 members include some heritage members, but all active members sit on two committees, and from November through April, they’re required to spend a morning each week tending the garden. As Thebault says, “everybody works.” “A criterion for the membership is a love of gardening, so it’s not just, ‘I want to join the garden club because I want to hear a lecture,’” adds Strickland. That said, the annual lecture is a generous perk. Last year, the Garden Club hosted Martha Stewart, and previous speakers have included interior designer Charlotte Moss and garden architect Daniel Ost. On Feb. 28, 2018, the Garden Club will welcome Emma Manners, Duchess of Rutland. Other popular Garden Club events include its House and Garden Tour, of some of the island’s most outstanding private gardens, which raises funds for the club in March. Each Arbor Day, it lectures schoolchildren on the importance of horticulture, then assists them in planting a tree in Bradley Park. The club’s other community donations include its annual Pine Jog Environmental Education Center scholarship, which funds the tuition for one of the school’s graduate students. The Garden Club’s efforts to keep the town green have faced inevitable impediments from developers. As members described it in the Four Arts Garden guidebook in 1985, “Notwithstanding all our efforts, we have had to suffer helplessly as more and more of our island’s trees and native growth disappear forever beneath the juggernaut called ‘Bulldozer.’ … Nevertheless, we still believe our Town to be more beautiful than most!” Few would disagree with this statement, a testament to the Garden Club’s dedication. “[The Club has] this history of a shared common goal to improve the community,” Strickland says. “We credit the people who came before us for making it a wonderful organization.”

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