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60 history in the (re)making The legendary Florentine Room is reinvented as a gathering destination for the new jet set.

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FEATURES 70 48 hours at the breakers If you’re going to get away, you may as well make it fabulous. By Shannon Meredith 72 sAVOR At The Beach Club Restaurant, a view is served with breakfast and lunch. Photography by Robert Nelson 80 HEART AND SOLE Designer Jessie Randall melds edgy instincts with a feminine sensibility. By Kelley Marcellus


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25 Passport Information to use, things you want.

Breakers News | Ideas | Spotlight | Destination Wild Spirit | Curiosity | Nature's Whim | A Golden Age

91 ISLAND LIFE Get “in the know” about Palm Beach.

One North Breakers Row | Breakers West Brunch by the Numbers | Clubs

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Welcome to Palm Beach and The Breakers. We are proud to offer you this complimentary edition of Traditions for 2013 with our sincere thanks for making your accommodations at our resort. We hope Traditions adds to your knowledge of the Palm Beach lifestyle, provides a sense of the resort’s heritage and culture, and perhaps encourages you to experience something new during your stay with us. Some highlights for 2013 include an introduction to HMF, a unique and exciting new cocktail and dining experience in honor of our founder, Henry Morrison Flagler; alfresco dining for breakfast and lunch at The Beach Club Restaurant; and a focus on the fabulous collection of boutiques in The Palm Courtyard—an enchanting spot to relax and enjoy a cup of specialty coffee or tea. As you explore our 140 acres of oceanfront property, we hope your highlight is the genuinely gracious service extended by our team of 1,800 associates, who are dedicated to making your experience truly special. With heartfelt appreciation and best wishes for a memorable time at The Breakers Palm Beach.

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A Playful Spirit There is true wisdom in the innocence of a child: Living in the moment and playing with abandon are qualities we should all embrace—at least more frequently than our busy lives allow. Situated in the heart of America’s most renowned winter playground, The Breakers is the ultimate place to indulge the child within. On our golden shores and in our legendary spaces, playtime is all the time, and free-spirited fun is yours for the taking.







At The Breakers, hospitality is more than a business; it’s also a guiding principal that reaches well beyond the gleaming, welcoming spaces at One South County Road. The Breakers has a long-standing tradition of community outreach, and resort management encourages its 1,800 employees to find a way to make a difference. New in the last year is the concept of VTO, or Volunteer Time Off. Full-time team members receive two paid days off to donate their time and talent to various nonprofit, community-based organizations. In addition, resort managers are increasingly using volunteer opportunities as team-building activities. Rather than taking a retreat for department-wide camaraderie, for example, some teams are heading to Habitat for Humanity to spend a day helping build a home for a deserving family. “Our employees are taking helping others to a level we could have never predicted,”



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Paint your piggies. Moms, grab your girls (ages 6 and older, please) and head to The Spa for a good-for-you pedicure featuring Piggy Polish, nail lacquer that comes in a rainbow of colors. Best of all, its formaldehyde-, Toluene- and DBP-free formula leaves only shine and sparkle, with none of the worries of traditional polishes.


Dive in. Kids 8 and older can participate in poolside scuba and snorkeling lessons, and may even have the chance to explore the sunken pier off The Breakers’ beaches.


Hit the Trail. Take the family on a bicycle tour of Palm Beach and watch the island’s colorful history come to life. Rentals are available and guided tours depart from the Family Entertainment Center.

says Jacquelyn McCann, director of team member services and community outreach. For instance, when the resort’s catering department received their holiday gift cards, team members pooled their cards to purchase toys to donate to Easter Seals. When word got out that some Breakers volunteers were cooking dinners at Quantum House (a temporary home for the families of critically ill children), President Paul Leone rolled up his sleeves to lend a hand. When the renovation and updating of all guest rooms was completed in November 2011, the hotel was left with a significant amount of furniture that could no longer be used. “We contacted an area homeless resource center and partnered with Goodwill Industries” to remove and distribute the furniture, McCann says. “It’s fulfilling knowing that a little bit of The Breakers was going to people who could really use it.” Even guests are getting in on the action. For a corporate team-building activity at the resort, attendees once built bicycles that were later donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs. “Given the opportunity, people are excited to make a difference in something that is bigger than themselves,” McCann says.

Fit to a Tee Confidence in one’s golf game often comes down to the right tools. Using high-tech monitoring equipment in outdoor-course circumstances, the John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers, a Titleist Advanced Fitting Works location, has four specialists who can help you make the most of your game whether you’re a beginner or preparing for the PGA Tour. “Technology absolutely plays a role in how well you golf,” says John Webster, director of golf instruction and one of four Titleist Prominent Fitters nationwide. "When you invest in new equipment, you want to do it wisely. You should know what you have purchased will be the best for your game." Webster and his team can help you evaluate the clubs you currently own or help you build a set from scratch. They start with an interview process during which they glean information like how often you play and whether you play other sports. From there, everything is customized. Newer players might need a club that’s lighter with a component of give, while pros can handle something stiffer and heavier. Juniors are encouraged to be custom-fit annually because their strength and size is rapidly evolving.




Make a Game Plan John Webster Golf Academy

John Webster (above) works on a student's swing. His Golf Academy has locations at the Ocean Course (below) and the Rees Jones Course (left).

If, as the saying goes, “half of golf is fun; the other half is putting,” then most golfers can benefit from some expert guidance. Not to worry. The John Webster Golf Academy at The Breakers teaches golfers of every age and skill level the Headed by John Webster, director of golf instruction, the Golf Academy is home to 15 accomplished golf instructors—nine more than the program had when Webster took it over five years ago.


techniques and tricks of a winning—and enjoyable—game.

onstrate successful technique.” The Golf Academy is home to many acclaimed Tour players—Justin Hicks, Mathias Grönberg and Nicole Hage, to name a few—but Webster gives equal credit to the program’s accomplished amateur and collegiate players. “We love to work from the bottom up,” he says. The Golf Academy has a popular juniors program for children aged 5-12, though instruction can start even earlier. Allan Kournikova, brother to tennis great Anna, is an accomplished junior at age 7. He became a student at the Golf Academy before his second birthday. Of course, you needn’t be an aspiring pro or even a competitive amateur to find your place at the Golf Academy. Clinics for resort guests and members are popular most Saturday afternoons, and private evaluation and instruction are available for players of every level. The Golf Academy has locations at the Ocean Course, as well as the Rees Jones Course at Breakers West. Both offer indoor/outdoor hitting bays, state-of-the-art multi-angle digital recording equipment with mounted LCD screens for swing analysis, putting and short-game greens, and the opportunity to tackle a variety of obstacles. n

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“We’re fortunate to have many acclaimed players on our staff,” Webster says. “It's an advantage to have champions here not only to teach but to dem-

The Breakers offers two extraordinary golf courses to suit the fancy of every golfer. ● The Ocean Course was built adjacent to the resort property in 1896, making it the oldest 18-hole layout in Florida. Extensively renovated in 2000, the par-70 course offers charm that appeals to casual players, and the challenges of ocean breezes, narrow fairways and elevated greens that will challenge even skillful players. 561-659-8407 ● The Breakers Rees Jones Course is located in the Breakers West residential community, 10 miles from the resort. The par-72 championship course was redesigned by famed golf course architect Rees Jones in 2004, and offers challenging terrain and the opportunity to exercise sharp technical skills. 561-653-6320


Well-Rooted Charm Mark Reid


Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance


“I cut the grass and trim the hedges,” Mark Reid says by way of introduction, though the director of golf and grounds maintenance is quick to point out that at The Breakers, hedge trimming is not a task measured in minutes. “Four and a half miles of them,” he says, with a rakish smile surfacing. “By the time we finish, it’s time to start again.” Mowing and trimming are just the tip of the iceberg comprising Reid’s duties. With a crew of 65 turf managers, groundskeepers and mechanics, the Australian native is a second-generation expert in agronomics—the science of plant and soil management—who ensures that every corner of the resort and its two golf courses is manicured, maintained and reinvented each season. Back home, his father had built a 44-year career as a golf superintendent with courses in Victoria, Australia. The United States, and especially Palm Beach County, presented opportunities Reid knew would help build his career, so he came stateside in the mid-1990s to participate in a 12-month program offered through Ohio State University. Now he is doing his part to share a love for the land with the next generation. “I brought my 8-year-old son out to the Ocean Course, gave him a handful of flags and instructed him to help mark the sprinklers for aeration,” he says. “And his reaction was, ‘Dad, this is the best fun there is.’” While it can be fun, the work is tremendous. Reid and his team manage 140 acres at the resort and 220 acres at the Breakers West Club and Rees Jones Course. Plantings are changed out at least four times a year. “That’s 80,000 times someone has to insert a plant,” Reid remarks, adding that digging the hole is only part of an equation. It also encompasses amending the soil, fertilizing and pest control. The biggest challenge, however, isn’t in the numbers but in Mother Nature’s obstacles. Reid and his crew cover the property daily, looking for early signs of potential issues. “We pick up on the smallest changes in plant characteristics to stay ahead of the curve and control them,” Reid says. “It’s a good thing we turf growers and landscapers get a little claustrophobic inside four walls.” n


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Go Slow



The world moves at a frenetic pace. Even if we realize it’s important to schedule “me time,” we find it difficult to disconnect. “It’s a frantic lifestyle,” says Tricia Taylor, general manager of The Breakers, whose wide-ranging responsibilities include The Spa. “We have clients who actually rush through their spa appointments, arriving the moment their 50-minute treatment is supposed to start, disrobing in a hurry, and then spending their time in the treatment room worrying about the next thing they have to do.” Medical research suggests ongoing levels of high stress can have a negative impact on our health and emotional well-being. According to studies, stress can worsen heart conditions, bring on migraine headaches, affect our blood sugar and metabolism, and be a source of anxiety or depression. It may even accelerate the aging process. Enter the Slow Beauty movement. Conceptualized by Shel Pink, founder of the SpaRitual vegan nail-care line offered at The Spa at The Breakers, Slow Beauty advocates introspection—going off the grid and focusing on personal wellness. “Slow movement is not about moving at a snail’s pace,” says Amy Retay, director of The Spa. “It’s about living better by striking a balance between fast and slow.” In terms of The Spa experience, that means arriving to appointments unhurriedly and spending a few moments relaxing poolside, in the serene spa sanctuary or in the spa lounges. This intentional slowing down allows you to unplug from life’s to-dos and ease into just being in the moment. The Spa offers a complete menu of services designed to pamper body, mind and spirit, including the signature Orchidée Impériale and Abeille Royale facials (both featuring Guerlain’s luxurious skin-care products), customized massages and a diverse range of fitness classes, many of which are held outdoors. It’s always a good idea to spend a few extra moments in the steam room, or simply reflecting, before returning to the outside world. The Spa at The Breakers is embracing the ideals of Slow Beauty by adding mindfulness classes to its fitness program, as well as an on-site wellness coach. “Slowing down and being mindful is a balm for the spirit,” Retay says. “It can really adjust your perspective.” n



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Spa Tradition. Latin for “health through water,” spa is any restorative retreat that helps return us to our natural state of being.


Rituals. After a spa experience, continue the practice of quiet, reflective pampering at home.


Renewal. Get enough sleep, schedule downtime or consciously focus on dietary health, depending on your individual needs.


Nourished mind. Talk with friends, read a good book and seek out new ideas.


Self expression. Share your creativity, in whatever form it comes, with others.


Meditation. Quieting the mind and being in the moment may be the best anti-aging remedy.


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A prime destination for the new jet set, HMF (right) features handcrafted cocktails and sharing plates with remarkably focused flavors.

The backbone of Palm Beach’s social history, the Florentine Room has been reimagined for the twenty-first century. Welcome to HMF and the modern Palm Beach cocktail party. It’s not easy to reinvent a legend. Even so, that was the decision the executive team of The Breakers made a little more than a year ago. Their mission: to introduce a vibrant new concept for the legendary Florentine Room, previous home of L’Escalier and the Tapestry Bar. Their challenge: to maintain the integrity of the space while infusing it with a new sense of relevance. Enter famed hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany, who acted as a design consultant to the architectural firm of Peacock + Lewis in the project. “It’s a very sensitive space, the historical heart of the hotel,” says Tihany. “You have to be conscious of the past and all the memories contained within it. You have to



keep the bones of the place intact, but transplant a new heart into it.” This season, The Breakers has unveiled HMF, a dramatically new drinking and eating experience. Bearing the initials of Henry Morrison Flagler, the man who built the hotel and opened up Palm Beach for tourism, the space is both relaxed and interactive. HMF pays homage to the glamorous, golden era of Palm Beach entertaining, with a mission to restore and refresh the rituals of the cocktail culture—a new interpretation of the classic Palm Beach cocktail party. Tihany is no stranger to historic properties. He restored the King David Hotel in Jerusalem as well as Manhattan’s Villard Houses, one


The tension between the historical and the contemporary gives birth to the new identity of the room. —ADAM TIHANY

Top to bottom: Hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany; the HMF hostess welcomes guests; the wine program includes more than 1,600 selections. Opposite page, clockwise from top left: Gianduja Chocolate Torte; Railcar #91; Hamachi Crudo with Citrus Dressing; Rainbow Roll; Artisan Cheeses; Wagyu Beef Sliders; Dirty Martini; bar scene; a chef at work making sushi.



of the few registered interior landmarks in New York City, and is currently working on redesigning The Beverly Hills Hotel. In all, he has designed over 300 hospitality interiors in the span of his 35plus-year career, including hotels, restaurants and public spaces around the world. History buffs will recall the present hotel structure is actually the third incarnation of The Breakers. Originally built in 1896, the hotel accommodated tourists who came to Palm Beach on Flagler’s ambitious East Coast Florida Railway. The building was destroyed by fire in 1903 and again in 1925. From the time it reopened in 1926 until 1990, the Florentine Dining Room was the place where all guests ate both breakfast and dinner. The restaurant accommodated 750 diners who were serenaded by a 16-piece orchestra and pampered by tableside cooking. After The Breakers eliminated the Modified American Meal Plan in 1990, the space was subdivided into the Tapestry Bar and the Florentine Room; L’Escalier, the acclaimed gastronomic restaurant, opened in 2000. “We were very proud of L’Escalier,” says The Breakers President Paul Leone, “but our guests were asking for a different style of dining and socializing. They didn’t necessarily want to spend three hours in the restaurant, or be restricted by the demands of a formal, high-end dining experience.” HMF is a perfect fit for the mood and demands of the twenty-first century. Tihany has reunited the original sections of the Florentine Room—the dining room, Tapestry Bar and the transitional venue behind them known as Celebrity Isle. The result is a space that is both comfortable and interactive, well suited for the sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle so prevalent today. It’s a place to stop in during the day for a cappuccino or a salad, and a place to gather at night for a handcrafted cocktail and small plates to share with friends.

The delights of HMF are almost endless. The first thing guests see upon entering is the open kitchen and the bar, beyond which is a glassed-in wine wall displaying the hotel’s formidable wine collection, and a private dining room that can accommodate up to 18 people. There are two bars, including a sushi bar, and a robata grill in the exhibition kitchen, where diners can watch the chefs at work. The visual spectacle is amplified by vibrant, eclectic playlists, custom-crafted and presented by HMF’s music and entertainment director. A Cigarette Girl moves through the space, infusing the scene with a dose of nostalgia as she offers tastings of specialty items for sale, a candid photo or a variety of whimsical surprises. The chandeliers and original ceiling remain, but the new bar has a sleek and contemporary design. Groupings of curved love seats and plush armchairs provide a background for nibbling and socializing. Tihany sees it as a process of blending past and present, form and function. “In the twenty-first century, people want to spend time in these historical places,” he says, “but they want to sit in a contemporary chair. You have to give them a historic reference, but you can’t just restore old furniture. Then it becomes a museum.” “The scale of the room requires some intimacy. The first time I came in, I realized that no matter where I sat I couldn’t see anybody—it wasn’t built for two people who wanted to have a conversation. So we had to redesign all the furniture to turn it into a live space. The tension between the historical and the contemporary gives birth to the new identity of the room.” Tihany takes his furniture seriously. It’s all made for him at a factory in Italy, “the country of sexy furniture.” He’s no less devoted to the other aspects of the operation. Describing himself as a “custom tailor,” he gets personally involved in the selection of china and silverware, and even the design of staff uniforms. The decor of HMF provides the backdrop for



what The Breakers calls “the modern Palm Beach cocktail party,” an experience that recreates the glitter of traditional entertaining on the island while fitting the new generation as gracefully as a Ferragamo shoe. This rising guard is best described as The New Jet Set—a group whose appreciation for the art of leisure is equaled by an appetite for style and exceptional food and drink. It’s a place to discover something unique, and to share that discovery with others. The cocktail experience is the spiritual soul of HMF. The inventive cocktail list recreates many of the classics, but also adds some new twists. As in many of the cutting-edge locations in today’s cocktail culture, bartenders here have the mentality of chefs: They source and use the freshest of ingredients, and the drink list changes with the rhythm of the seasons. Unlike many restaurants that are restricted to a single style of cooking, HMF celebrates the bounty of the world’s great cuisines. At any given time, guests may sample dishes from a menu that includes influences from Spain, Italy, France, Latin America, Asia and the culinary regions of the United States. Offerings are as varied as Singapore duck potstickers, Hawaiian tuna poke, wild boar empanaditas or salmon yakatori cooked on the robata. The format of small plates encourages guests to experiment and share. Regardless of the time of year, the ever-changing menu incorporates organic and locally grown products. Regular guests at The Breakers are well aware of the central role wine has played in the dining experience over the years. The hotel is one of only 74 venues in the country to hold




Clockwise from right: Enjoying a cocktail with friends is central to the HMF experience; the space is a studied mix of old and new; Wild Salmon Yakatori; Wild Boar Empanaditas; Wood-roasted Olives and Herbs.

the Wine Spectator Grand Award, an honor it has received every year since the program was inaugurated in 1981. Under the direction of Master Sommelier Virginia Philip, HMF continues the tradition of offering the world’s greatest wines at all price levels. On any given evening, the 14 wines by the glass may include a 1990 Prosecco from Treviso, Bruno Paillard Champagne or high-end California Cabernet. A range of sakes complements the dishes from the sushi bar, and interesting craft beers are

available. Philip’s colleague and fellow Master Sommelier, Juan Gomez, oversees wine service and assists guests in navigating the list of more than 1,600 selections. Outside observers were surprised when The Breakers’ management team decided to close L’Escalier and replace it with a new concept. The restaurant had received numerous accolades, including the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award, and was regarded by many critics as being one of the nation’s fin

est dining venues. According to Leone, the closing of L’Escalier was consistent with the culture of excellence at the hotel—the refusal to accept the status quo and rest on their laurels, coupled with the desire to seek out new and groundbreaking experiences. “HMF is unique,” says Nick Velardo, director of food and beverage – restaurants. “There’s simply nothing else like it in the United States.” For Tihany, it was both an exciting project

and a labor of love. “To be associated with such an important hospitality landmark as The Breakers is a great honor,” he says. “I saw the design process here as no different from the renovation of a space such as the Louvre in Paris.” His challenge was to retain that sense of history while bringing in the energy of today’s social scene, and he has succeeded brilliantly. Come and join the modern Palm Beach cocktail party. n




Mark your special moments with a party no one will ever forget. One of a kind. For the Weddings and Celebrations team at The Breakers Palm Beach, that is both a mantra and a commitment. The team of party-planning professionals strives to make life’s special moments, whether it’s a milestone birthday or anniversary, a daughter’s wedding or a personal triumph, as individual and as memorable as the people celebrating them. “We specialize in special events of every kind,” says Joan Bever, director of food and beverage – catering and banquet operations at The Breakers. “Our goal is to make each one unique—to show you things no one has ever had before.” Like being serenaded over dinner in the Venetian Ballroom by the Three Tenors before an after-party featuring a perfor-



mance by Rod Stewart. This experience, orchestrated by The Breakers for Gail and Colin Halpern’s Celebration of Life, gave the couple’s guests—450 friends and family—memories that would last a lifetime. By contrast, a 25th birthday party for a young woman and about 20 of her dearest friends had a completely different feel: intimate, but no less extraordinary. The Mediterranean Ballroom was draped with voluminous sheaths of fabric to create a private spa for exclusive use by the birthday party guests. At the opposite end of the room was an Alice in Wonderland-inspired high tea, where guests gathered after their treatments. That evening, dinner was served in the Venetian Ballroom, where furnishings and dramatic lighting established the mood of an

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At this Celebration of Life event, The Breakers set the stage for a spectacular evening that included performances by the Three Tenors and Rod Stewart (opposite page, center).


Party People In the not-too-distant past, the vast majority of events hosted at The Breakers were weddings. Now, there is a growing trend toward major celebrations for nearly any occasion. Some of the most memorable events are centered around birthdays, anniversaries, religious achievements such as bar mitzvahs, and the “just because” parties for friends, family and community. “Weddings are wonderful,” says Joan Bever, director of food and beverage – catering and banquet operations. “But once a couple has seen their children married, they’re thinking about all the other great reasons to have a party.”

intimate cabaret, complete with a royal table and an exquisite menu. After dinner, the party continued on two elevated levels of the room that served as a nightclub, complete with dance floor. “The entire space was completely transformed,” says Joy Cudahy, director of event services at The Breakers. “Seeing how the same room can be interpreted in so many different ways is one of the most interesting aspects of planning events.” Honing in on each guest’s unique vision for his or her celebration is the first step of an elaborate collaborative process that is the hallmark of The Breakers’ event staff. The exciting journey begins when the client meets with a catering manager, part of a team of professionals with an average tenure of more than 15 years with the resort. The catering manager creates the initial concept and involves the executive chef, The Design Studio and the service team when needed.



For the wedding of Katy Yulman and Greg Williamson, designer Lewis Miller created a richly layered environment of white flowers and soft lights. PHOTOS THIS PAGE: Donna Newman Photography

“This business is all about resources,” Bever says. “We are all constantly on the lookout for the latest trend and newest innovation we can bring back to The Breakers. We can’t go into a restaurant or take a vacation For a glimpse into the special without bringing a piece of it events hosted throughout the year, back with us.” plus entertaining tips from the Weddings and Celebrations team, visit In fact, the special events and follow team makes regular trips to the team on Facebook. New York City, researching and gathering ideas. Individual team members attend conferences in Miami or Washington, D.C., or vacation in Europe, with the idea of bringing the best of the best back to Palm Beach. “Travel and the experiences that come with it allow us to be aware of the market on a large scale,” Bever says. “It gives us the knowledge to make important comparisons so our clients can be confident in our ability to give them the experience they want.” Collaboration is an important part of planning a celebration at The Breakers. The events team is accustomed to working with local outside vendors, as well as nationally known party planners who can manage all aspects of an affair. The wedding of Katy Yulman and Greg Williamson is the perfect example. The couple hired New York event and floral designer Lewis Miller to create the blueprint for their wedding ceremony and reception. The details, however, were executed by The Design Studio, The Breakers’ in-house event decor experts. The result was spectacular. The ceremony took place in the Mediterranean Ballroom under a canopy of flowers and lights. At the dinner reception in the Venetian Ballroom, they danced with their 250 guests under crystal chandeliers and atop a patterned, illuminated dance floor.

At the birthday celebration for Pantone founder Larry Herbert, the room was awash in a rainbow of color. Even the cake was a multihued confection.

“It was absolutely gorgeous,” Bever says. “Completely city-chic and different than anything we’d done before.” Personalization is key to developing a one-of-kind party, and that can be accomplished in many ways. For some, that could mean hosting a destination event, a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular. With friends and families often spread across the globe, travel is a given when a special occasion arises. A celebration at The Breakers is an opportunity for distant friends and family to reconnect over activities like golf, tennis, shopping, spa treatments and even lounging poolside, in addition to the formal aspects of the affair. “People are emphasizing the things that are important, like drawing family and friends close,” Bever says. Others are planning events around a theme of personal significance. The Breakers recently hosted a wedding with a vintage theme—an homage to the bride’s grandmother, with whom she was particularly close. Many parties feature custom-designed food or beverages, representing the family’s ethnic background or a personal passion. One couple hosted an event with a Napa Valley theme, complete with bordeaux-hued decor and a carefully culled wine list, to share their love of the grape with their guests. A young bride and groom who embraced a casual, easy-going lifestyle served mini macn-cheese and slider appetizers at their cocktail hour; the groom, a member of a rock band, took to the stage at the reception. “They managed to put their own stamp on the otherwise formal, black-tie reception their parents wanted,” Bever says. The birthday celebration for Lawrence Herbert, founder of the Pantone color-matching system, was rife with personal touches. The weekend-long party for nearly 300 was produced by New York Citybased designer Ed Libby, who bathed the Venetian Ballroom in a rainbow of lights, playing on Herbert’s professional identity. The cake was comprised of stacked color “cubes” and each table represented a different color, down to specially designed napkins that mimicked color swatches. Making the festivities even more memorable was entertainment that included a performance by Patti LaBelle and dancers from Dancing With the Stars. “When you’re planning a celebration at The Breakers, the possibilities are, quite literally, endless,” Bever says. “I think that’s because we continually push ourselves to discover the next big thing.” n

Patti LaBelle (above) and dancers from Dancing with the Stars (above, right) performed at the Herbert birthday party. PHOTOS THIS PAGE: Terry Gruber/Gruber Photography




If you're going to get away, you might as well make it fabulous. BY SHANNON MEREDITH

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Sometimes short breaks are the best of all; nothing like concentrated indulgence to recharge the batteries. I can’t think of a better antidote to the urban jungle than jetting to Palm Beach for a two-day stay at The Breakers. Oceanfront Suite: reserved. Louis Vuittons: packed. Forecast: sunny. I can smell the salt air already.

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3:00 p.m. – I have most definitely arrived. I never thought a hotel modeled after a fifteenth-century Italian villa—frescoes and all!—could feel like a second home, but it so does. 4:00 p.m. – I adore the way the ocean breeze makes my skin tingle—and this view! A double balcony off a gorgeous suite really is the way to go. 4:45 p.m. – Mr. John Webster of Golf Academy fame, I’m ready for my lesson. This place takes golf instruction to a whole new level. Launch monitors? Video cameras to analyze my swing? Comparing my technique to the pros? My game could go somewhere with this kind of attention. 6:00 p.m. – After all that hard work, I deserve an evening at The Flagler Steakhouse. Champagne! 7:30 p.m. – With the fireplace burning and the sun setting over the Ocean Course fairway, The Flagler Steakhouse is beyond romantic. But tonight, it’s just me and this to-die-for steak au poivre. I’m absolutely in love. 10:00 p.m. – The night is still young. I can’t think of a better way to end the day than mingling with the gorgeous crowd at HMF. Handcrafted cocktails? A vibe this cool and sexy? I feel like I’ve stepped into the set of Mad Men!


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9:30 a.m. – There’s a Beach Bungalow with my name on it, but first: The Beach Club Restaurant. Inside or out? Buffet or plated entrée? Decisions made:


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8:00 a.m. – Found the perfect spot to read the paper I picked up at News & Gourmet: the Herb Garden. What a treasure this place is—peaceful and aromatic. I hear they’re planning to kick off the Harvest of Rosemary soon. 10:00 a.m. – Back to my sweet suite for some freshening up before brunch. Noon – I’ve heard brunch at The Circle is a Palm Beach tradition, and now I know why. Just look at this spread—it takes up an entire room! I spy stone crab claws, baby lamb chops, omelet stations, sushi, and caviar—lots of caviar. Dessert? Don’t mind if I do. Heaven, I think I’ve found you. Right between the glorious surf and the 800– thread-count sheets. Is it too soon to book a return visit? n


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smoked salmon Benedict (heavenly!), carrot and tangelo juice, and a spot of Aztec blend coffee—taken alfresco, naturally. 10:30 a.m. – How could I forget to pack my swimsuit? Thank goodness for Absolutely Suitable. This little Eres number will do very nicely indeed. And Roberto Cavalli sunglasses? Why not? Oh, look … jewelry and shoe boutiques. Must make time to Mix and Match. 11:00 a.m. – The Tiffany-blue and teak lounger may be the 12:45 p.m. best seat on the beachfront. Hmm … the bungalow has WiFi. I feel a momentary pang of guilt for not bringing my work. But it passes. 12:45 p.m. – I’m feeling peckish. The concierge suggests a Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad from The Ocean Grill, and I can’t think of anything more divine. 3:30 p.m. – Time for The Spa and my InBody 520 fitness assessment. In minutes, a personal trainer has analyzed my body composition and given me some practical advice for achieving my goals. 4:00 p.m. – When the trainer suggested a Walk on the Beach, I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean the marine-inspired mani/pedi by the same name. Nonetheless, I take her up on it. 7:45 p.m. – The hotel’s shuttle has delivered me to Echo and its aptly named Dragonfly Lounge (it is buzzing!). I can’t decide between the Siam Rose sake, infused with strawberries, ginger and rose water, and the Sparkling Thai Spritzer. Maybe a sip of each. 9:00 p.m. – Echo’s Asian menu sounds so good I want it all. I throw caution to the “Wind” and order a couple of small plates. And a riceless Seafood Cucumber roll. And some lobster dim sum. Someone stop me!


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There is something so delicious about dining oceanside, drinking in the views and letting the cool breezes caress you as you sip and savor. At The Beach Club Restaurant, you can engage all your senses. Come for breakfast or lunch, and let the dance begin. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NELSON



inside out the newly renovated beach club restaurant presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy daytime meals alfresco or indoors. enormous windows admit views of the pools and the atlantic. breakfast is offered buffet-style or a la carte, and lunch features salads, sandwiches, flatbreads and sharing plates.

asian jumbo lump blue crab cakes Served with passion fruit beurre blanc, salad of tatsoi, mizuna and pea shoots, and sambal aioli




There’s indulging, and then there’s indulging. The culinary team at The Breakers pushes creativity to new heights every day to satisfy the cravings of those eager to savor the rich, full flavors found only when someone else does the cooking. And, oh … how they do cook. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBERT NELSON For information about restaurants at The Breakers, see page 102.

whole grain Chocolate Souffle Pancakes Adorned with chocolate chips, Topped with fresh and accompanied by Bailey’s berries, mango and Irish Cream mascarpone; available at Echo Vermont maple syrup 74


thai noodle salad Wagyu flatiron steak served with rice noodles, green papaya slaw, Asian greens and soft herbs, topped with tamarind dressing



fresh maine lobster roll Served on a buttertoasted brioche bun, accompanied by tropical slaw with Florida corn and Old Bay fries



pan scramble Accompanied by organic tomatoes and asparagus



classic salade niรงoise Seared rare long-line ahi tuna with grains of paradise, drizzled with Xeres citrus vinaigrette



local burrata Served with heirloom tomatoes, rocket, toasted watermelon and saba




Shoe designer Jessie Randall melds edgy instincts with a decidedly feminine sensibility. BY KELLEY MARCELLUS Jessie Randall wasn’t born with a sketchbook in her hands. She didn’t regularly come across Vogue on the family coffee table. Her mother almost never shuffled through hangers, fretting over what to wear. In fact, fashion really wasn’t a part of the conversation around her Worcester, Massachusetts childhood home. Looking back, though, there was something that hinted to what that little girl would become. And it all revolved around an annual shopping trip. “I didn’t grow up in Manhattan, exposed all the time to fabulous fashion,” says Randall, taking a break from a hectic schedule to chat



over the phone from the SoHo studio of Loeffler Randall, where she serves as creative director. “Fashion wasn’t a big focus at home, but we had a big shoe store in town, and I just loved going there.” The smell of new leather and row upon row of options still resonate with her. Though the possibilities were endless, she gravitated to a single pair of dress shoes etched in her memory to this day. They were more than footwear; they were the perfect complement to life’s festive occasions. She wore them to every birthday party and celebration for an entire year, and each time they made her feel special. These days, Randall’s shoe closet overflows. She has wedges and booties, espadrilles and flats, platforms and stilettos, all in color palettes ranging from neutral to bright and styles from patent to pattern.

Making Memories With a demanding business and three young boys, it’s not surprising that shoe designer Jessie Randall and husband Brian Murphy are regulars at The Breakers. “Our kids are the most important part of our lives,” Randall says. “Balancing work with family can be a challenge, so we look forward to creating memories in special places.” Their first visit came when their twins, now 5, were toddlers. Every day, the parents reserved a beach cabana equipped with portable cribs. “They took long naps there, and my husband and I sat and relaxed in the sun,” she says. “It was the first time we exhaled since they were born.” That wasn’t Randall’s first visit to Palm Beach or to The Breakers. She’d visited as a child, the guest of the grandmother who introduced her to glamour and fashion. On the family’s most recent visit to the resort, the twins discovered the Coconut Crew Camp while their little brother had the time of his life in the Family Entertainment Center. Mom, Dad and kids all enjoyed being disconnected from an otherwise busy lifestyle. Even back home, little souvenirs with The Breakers’ logo have become treasured collectibles for the boys. “We’re always surprised we run into a lot of families we know from New York while we’re at The Breakers,” Randall says. “It’s really a very special place.” —K.M.

The perfect pair for any occasion is always at her fingertips. For the designer of one of the fashion industry’s most sought-after shoe collections, that’s par for the course. Designing shoes may be her calling, but it wasn’t always her vocation. Randall graduated from the University of Virginia and headed to New York City to pursue a career in fashion advertising. Along the way, she worked as a handbag designer for Banana Republic. There she met graphic designer Brian Murphy, the man who would become her partner—in business and in life. As they got to know each other, first through work and later on a personal level, they began to consider branching out and doing their own thing. “The natural thing was to think about doing handbags, but I couldn’t get shoes out of my head,” Randall says. “Shoes were always my first love.” Randall and Murphy researched the shoe business, interviewed designers and manufacturers, and figured out how to turn ideas into products. They eventually parlayed that due diligence into Loeffler Randall, the company they launched in 2005, shortly after they were married. Though they share a similar aesthetic, their professional roles are quite different. Randall is the creative mind while Murphy, the company’s chief financial officer, heads up the business side. Not that he lacks creativity; after all, he named the company. “He actually cut up our wedding invitation and put my names inside a shoe and it just kind of fit,” Randall says. Loeffler is Randall’s middle name, derived from her maternal great-grandmother. But her fashion role model came from the other side of her family. “My [paternal] grandmother, Harriett Randall, was very chic,” Randall says. “She had tiny feet and would give me her old shoes to continued on page 108 traditions


beJeweled Giuseppe Zanotti embellished sandals, Match at The Breakers; Emily and Ashley necklace, bracelet and earrings, Gucci horse-bit ring, Alexis Bittar rings, Mix at The Breakers


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METAL MANIA Edmundo Castillo embroidered wedge and metallic leather and woven wedge, Match at The Breakers; JosĂŠ & Maria Barrera necklace, Miguel Ases earrings, Nicholas King bracelet, Mix at The Breakers



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SKIN city Alexandre Birman snakeskin wedge and blue suede and snakeskin heel, Loeffler Randall multicolored snakeskin pump and ballet flat, Match at The Breakers; Vaubel necklace and bracelet, Ippolita ring, Mix at The Breakers



it’s a NATURAL Loeffler Randall lace-up oxford, 3.1 Phillip Lim snakeskin heel, B Brian Atwood woven espadrille, Castañer linen wedge, Match at The Breakers; Nicholas King bracelets, Mix at The Breakers



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island Palm Beach: THE ART OF LIVING

life Palm Beach is known as the

world’s winter playground, and

that reputation is well deserved. During the stretch of time we affectionately know as “the season,” the island becomes a hub for the most sophisticated people on the planet. From captains of industry to polo-playing royalty, and from mainline aristocrats to stars of stage and screen, the denizens of Palm Beach make up a rather Beyond the serenity and luxury of The Breakers is a lively community steeped in the pleasures of living well— and giving back through lavish philanthropic events (below).

fascinating social landscape. To watch the Palm Beach scene come alive, one has only to step out on any given evening. Chances are tables at the town’s best restaurants will be hard to come by, the halls of The Breakers will be populated with beautiful people in ball gowns and tuxedos, and Worth Avenue will be buzzing with cocktail parties. Gone are the days when everything was dark by 10 p.m. And so are the boundaries that defined the season (traditionally Thanksgiving to Easter), as people are staying—and enjoying—far longer. Palm Beach is becoming a year-round destination, with plenty to do and see regardless of when you visit. This is likely the reason so many visitors are converted to residents. It truly is hard to resist the town’s heady mix of social activity, culture, history, leisure options, architectural charm and natural beauty. If you find yourself wonder-


ing whether Palm Beach could be home, rest assured you are in good company. Let this section of Traditions guide you into the unique lifestyle of one of the most celebrated places on Earth.



island life Palm Beach Pop Quiz From factoids peppering the conversation at cocktail parties to tales so often retold they border on legend, glimpses of Palm Beach history are everywhere. Test your island acumen with Traditions’ pop quiz, and see how you score.

2. Palm Beach has approximately 10,000 year-round residents. How many call this place home during the winter season? A) 18,000, here to relax beachside rather than shovel snow. B) 30,000, drawn from the Northeast, Europe and chic locales across the globe. C) 65,000, half of whom are here to get James Patterson’s autograph.

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1. Palm Beach is a barrier island approximately 16 miles long and a half-mile wide. What other characteristic distinguishes it from other coastal towns in Florida? A) It’s the only town in Florida to have an active volcano, giving it rich organic soil that is perfect for farming coconuts. B) Palm Beach is the easternmost point in Florida, bringing it closer to the Gulf Stream, which accounts for a tropical climate, near-shore coral reefs and abundant fishing. C) The massive fountain at the entrance of The Breakers, which many believe is the original Fountain of Youth.

B) 85, raising funds for disease research, literacy and community organizations of every ilk. C) 122, and we have the under-eye circles to prove it.

A) 1774, when a blanket of “white rain” was reported by early American meteorologists. B) 1977, when an Arctic blast swooped down from Canada to the surprise of sunbathers across the state. C) 2010, when Florida experienced a record-breaking January cold spell.

5. In 1878, the Providencia wrecked off the coast of what would become Palm Beach. Its cargo included 20,000 items that would be salvaged by the early settlers, and eventually would help give the town its identity. What were these items? A) Shells, which were crushed into coquina, now a ubiquitous stone. B) Coconuts, which were planted and grew into abundant, though not native, palm trees. C) Golf balls, which inspired the earliest golf course architects, pros and caddies.

4. In Palm Beach, fundraising events highlight the social calendar. How many major events (not including the dozens of cocktail parties or receptions hosted in private homes) took place on the island last year, according to the Palm Beach Charity Register? A) 18, giving attendees plenty of time to dry-clean tuxedos and gowns.

6. Palm Beach County has 150 opportunities to play a particular sport—more than any other county in the United States. Of these venues, The Breakers is home to the oldest. What sport are we referring to? A) Croquet, with its adorable white outfits. B) Golf, offering every type of course from par-3 to links. C) Badminton, the new Olympic must-watch sport.

3. When was the last time Palm Beach saw snow?

Must Do ❱ ❰ a stroll along worth avenue, palm beach’s legendary shopping street, is always a treat. to learn more about its history and architecture, join a walking tour, offered weekly on wednesdays during the winter season. 92



It shouldn’t be hard to guess that the correct answer to each of our quiz questions is “B.” If you answered more than five questions correctly, you may be eligible to be named a member of the town’s Old Guard—those individuals whose roots run deep, back to the pioneering families that built Palm Beach into what it is today. If you scored fewer, you might need a crash course. Fret not: Palm Beachers are a friendly sort, always willing to share an anecdote or two about their slice of paradise.

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island life The Ultimate Family Club Breakers West is not your grandfather’s country club. The exciting, high-energy community offers fun for the whole family. From the award-winning Rees Jones championship golf course to tennis facilities, pool, restaurant and the Kids’ Club (expected to open in late 2013), there’s something for everyone. “We have an amazing summer camp for kids that reaches maximum capacity every year,” says David Renna, director of club operations. “With the Breakers West Kids’ Club opening, we’re moving in the direction of truly being a family club.”

Palm Beach Must-Haves If Palm Beachers didn’t invent resort style, they certainly have perfected it. In our sun-washed corner of the world, the de rigueur look is playful and relaxed, but always with a wink of worldly sophistication. The island has a rich fashion history, introduced by such icons as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lilly Pulitzer, Babe Paley, C.Z. Guest and Estée Lauder. Here is how to look the part:

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Save the black. Sure, the LBD does have its place— this is a black-tie town, after all—but by day, keep it light and bright. White is right. Forget about that outdated Memorial-to-Labor-Day rule: Slim, white trousers, capris or ankle-length pencil pants are a year-round basic in Palm Beach. They pair perfectly with a tunic, sweater set or

The new Kids’ Club will offer babysitting, dining, entertainment and programs just for children, allowing mom and dad the opportunity to pursue their own interests on the course, courts or restaurant. The Breakers West community is an oasis of luxury residential homes located 10 miles west of The Breakers resort. At this non-equity club, members have access to top-notch amenities that are continually being enhanced.

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classic blazer. Print, texture and color. Thanks to a little splash of orange juice some 50 years ago, Palm Beach will forever be known for its Lilly Pulitzer-inspired pastel prints. Monkey and palm motifs are local favorites. Toe the line. Sandals are synonymous with Palm Beach. A whip-stitched Jack Rogers will always be in fashion, though ladylike jeweled numbers from, say, Giuseppe Zanotti or Tory Burch are prefect complements to shift dresses and slim pants. For men, a velvet

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❰ Must Do ❱ Ice cream at Sprinkles is a favorite Palm Beach treat for children of all ages. We recommend the Triple Chocolate flavor: It was named best ice cream in the country by People magazine.

slipper by Stubbs & Wootton—sans socks, of course—is


the ultimate wardrobe staple. Eye on the bold. Where the forecast is always sunny, statement-making sunglasses are an absolute must. Channel your inner Jackie with oversized shades or white frames, or go for a hint of bling; everything goes.


Join the navy. Gents, a smart blue blazer will take you just about anywhere. Pair it with trousers, casual khakis, jeans or—if you are the daring sort—a wild Lilly print, and express your own take on the Palm Beach uniform.


Be jeweled. In Palm Beach, jewels are always appropriate. You’re just as likely to see a diamond choker with a bikini as a gasp-worthy tiara with a ball gown. Vintage baubles and chic costume pieces are gaining traction, too. Shine on.



Sunglasses, Louis Vuitton; sandal, Roger Vivier; vintage Kenneth Jay Lane earrings, House of Lavande; top and skirt, Tibi.















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Easy Living The leisurely lifestyle at One North Breakers Row is now even better. The first phase of a multimillion-dollar renovation has been completed on the exterior and public areas of the complex of 88 private apartment homes located just north of The Breakers resort. Late last year, top-of-the-line impact-resistant windows were installed, and the former aluminum-rail balconies were replaced with rounded glass walls to amplify ocean views. “We have not only improved the visual aesthetic, but the functionality as well,” says Danny Miller, One North Breakers Row general manager. One North Breakers Row is a rental community designed for residents who want to enjoy the best of The Breakers and Palm Beach without the inconvenience and expense of maintaining real estate on the island. All apartments, generously sized from 2,000 square feet, feature a full kitchen and a large balcony. Residents enjoy 24-hour room service, a private beach and pool, the services of a dedicated concierge and social events specifically for community members, all in a safe and secure environment. “Some of our residents look at an apartment on Breakers Row as an entry into the Palm Beach real estate market,” Miller says. “There are a lot of benefits to renting at Breakers Row—including having the resort as your playground and being able to retreat to your private, peaceful apartment.” The amenities and convenience are only part of the picture. “We continually receive compliments from residents about our sincere, caring, welcoming staff,” Miller says. “For us, that’s the ultimate validation.” For information, call 561-659-8419 or visit

(BRUNCH) by the Numbers


For more than a quarter century, Sunday Brunch at The Breakers has been a Palm Beach tradition. The Lucullan spread, served weekly from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Circle, is a feast for the eyes, the palate and the spirit. To understand just how lavish the brunch presentation is, take a look at the numbers. Over the course of a year at brunch alone, The Breakers serves:

6,000 bottles of Champagne 25,000 lobster tails 16,000 middleneck clams 13,320 split king crab legs 47,250 pieces of shrimp 10,400 stone crabs (in season) 480 pounds of caviar 390 gallons of Häagen-Dazs ice cream 36,400 individual desserts, including Grand Marnier crème brûlée, French macarons, mini mint julep cupcakes, chocolate pot de crème S’mores, Key lime pie bars, cherry brownie bonbons and chocolate coconut marshmallow pies. Care to take part in these delicious statistics? For reservations, call 561-659-8488.

❰ Must Do ❱ The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, a Beaux Arts masterpiece and once home to the breakers’ founder, is an opulent window to Palm Beach’s Gilded Age. tours include a glimpse of Flagler’s personal railcar, a true “palace on wheels.” 96


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island life Club Culture When you call Palm Beach home, whether seasonally or year-round, membership in one of The Breakers’ exclusive private clubs provides you access to legendary service, amenities and Flagler first opened the hotel’s doors.

Three tiers of membership are available at The Ocean Club (right and above). Other club opportunities include The Phillips Point Club (below).


hospitality that guests have enjoyed since Henry This year, for the first time, membership in

The Ocean Club, the resort’s premier club experience, is customizable. Two new tiers of membership have been introduced, allowing members a

The Breakers also offers unique membership opportunities with: l The

Phillips Point Club. This “city club” located minutes from

la carte selection of the facilities they’ll enjoy most. “The new Ocean Club

The Breakers at the top of West Palm Beach’s Phillips Point affords pan-

membership structure allows our members access to the amenities that

oramic views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the island of Palm Beach.

speak to their interests, without requiring them to buy into the entire

It’s an ideal place to host a business gathering or private event, or simply

package,” says David Renna, director of club operations.

to enjoy a leisurely meal with friends. The recently renovated facility of-

All tiers of membership include use of the fitness facilities at the

fers a creative approach to American cuisine in a setting of modern yet

Ocean Golf & Tennis Clubhouse and the fitness center on the first floor

comfortable sophistication. Various membership levels are available and

of the resort, as well as dining and shopping discounts at The Breakers’

include preferred hotel room rates and discounts on select dining and

restaurants and boutiques.

shopping at The Breakers. Premier membership also includes nation-

For tennis enthusiasts who also enjoy pool and beach time, the Beach & Tennis Membership of The Ocean Club is ideal. Members have access to

wide ClubCorp benefits. l Breakers

West Club.

the beach and pools at The Breakers Beach Club, and the Har-Tru courts at

The centerpiece of this family-

the Ocean Golf & Tennis Clubhouse.

friendly private country club

The Breakers Golf Membership of The Ocean Club is the perfect op-

is the Rees Jones Course, an

tion for golfers. Golf members receive access and complimentary greens

award-winning championship

fees at both the historic Ocean Course and the championship Rees Jones

course, but members also have

Course at Breakers West, as well as complimentary time on the tennis

access to the John Webster

courts at both facilities.

Golf Academy, an Olympic-

For those who want it all, the premier level of The Ocean Club offers

sized swimming pool, seven

the full gamut of benefits of both the Beach & Tennis and Breakers Golf

Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness


center, a grill restaurant, facil-

As is true of all The Breakers’ clubs, The Ocean Club is not an equity club, meaning members never have to worry about purchase minimums or

ity rental for private events and more. Ongoing events and activities cater to members of all ages and active families.

assessments to support facility maintenance or upgrades. “The Breakers invests tremendous resources into its facilities each year, which allows us to

For information on membership opportunities at any Breakers

continue to deliver an unparalleled membership experience,” Renna says.

private club, call 561-659-8490 or visit

❰ Must Do ❱ A bike ride, walk or run along the Lake Trail brings you within intimate distance of some of the island’s most storied estates, including the Old Church, one of the original buildings of Palm Beach. 98


At the clock tower on South Ocean Boulevard, face west and amble along Worth Avenue for a day of shopping and people watching. Bring your four-legged friends; they’ll especially appreciate a refreshment at the dog bar.

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key dates JANUARY Mary Poppins at Kravis Center


New Year’s Day Brunch: The Circle, The Breakers, 888-273-2537 Jersey Boys: through Jan. 6, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

7 Salute to Vienna! The Strauss Symphony of America: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 9

Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival: through March 31, Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, Wellington, 793-5867

11 Whoopi Goldberg: Kravis Center, West Palm

Beach, 832-7469

13 Tokyo String Quartet: Kravis Center, West

Palm Beach, 832-7469

18 Palm Beach Opera: La Traviata by Giuseppe

Verdi, through Jan. 20, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7649

22 China National Symphony Orchestra: Kravis

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Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

23 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909 Natalie Cole: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 24 Art Palm Beach: through Jan. 28, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, 239-495-9834 26 Orefici Trunk Show: Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481 29 Mary Poppins: through Feb. 3, Kravis Center,

West Palm Beach, 832-7469

31 Palm Beach Wine Auction: dinner and live auction, The Mar-a-Lago Club, Palm Beach, 651-4320 FEBRUARY 3


Super Bowl Sunday: The Seafood Bar and The Ocean Grill, The Breakers, 888-273-2537 Palm Beach Art + Design: through Feb. 10, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, 239-949-5411 Former SNL Stars Jon Lovitz, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows LIVE: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469


Palm Beach Pops: The Maestro of the Movies—The Music of John Williams and More, through Feb. 8, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

10 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: Kravis

Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

13 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

15 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art and Antique Show: through Feb. 19, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, 822-5440 Palm Beach Opera: La Cenerentola by Gioachino Rossini, through Feb. 17, Kravis Center, 832-7469 Dana Kellin Trunk Show: through Feb. 16, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481 18 Sheryl Crow: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 19 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra: Kravis

Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

25 PGA Honda Classic: golf tournament through

March 3, Palm Beach Gardens, 799-2747


27 Russian National Orchestra: through Feb. 28,

Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909


Palm Beach Fine Craft Show: through March 3, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 203- 254-0486 Fantasia by DeSerio Trunk Show: through March 2, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481


The Boston Pops Present The Streisand

fabulously casual french american cuisine

Songbook: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469


Billy Elliot: The Musical: through March 10, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469


Pet Parade: Worth Avenue, 659-9898

13 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

15 Palm Beach Opera: Salome by Richard

Strauss, through March 17, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

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key dates APRIL






Palm Beach Pops: Sensational Broadway, through April 2, Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 Palm Beach International Film Festival: through April 11, multiple locations, 632-0003 Golden Dragon Acrobats ‘Cirque Ziva’: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

10 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

12 Kenny Rogers: Kravis Center, West Palm Jersey Boys at Kravis Center

Beach, 832-7469 Lana Jewelry Trunk Show: through April 13, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481

13 Bluegrass in the Pavilion: Flagler Museum,

Fashion’s Night Out: shopping and entertainment, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909


Grandparents’ Day Brunch: The Circle, The Breakers, 888-273-2537 Grandparents’ Day: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 655-2833

OCTOBER 26 Moonfest: downtown West Palm Beach, 667-1030 NOVEMBER 27 Tree Lighting: also on Dec. 3, Worth Avenue,

Palm Beach, 659-6909 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue: Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

Stephen Webster Trunk Show: through March 16, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481

17 St. Patrick’s Day: assorted celebrations,

24 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

28 Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet: Ponce de Leon

The Breakers, 888-273-2537

19 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

Palm Beach, 655-2833

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

MAY 1 Sunfest: music and art festival, through May

West Palm Beach, 832-7469

21 Palm Beach International Boat Show:

22 Temptations and The Four Tops: Kravis

24 Queen Latifah: Kravis Center, West Palm

Beach, 832-7469

26 Jekyll & Hyde: through March 31, Kravis

Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 Emily & Ashley Trunk Show: through March 27, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481

27 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

Museum, Palm Beach, 655-2833

12 Mother’s Day Brunch: The Circle, The Breakers, 888-273-2573


Founder’s Day: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 655-2833

16 Father’s Day Brunch: The Circle, The Breakers, 888-273-2537 JULY 4

Fourth on Flagler: downtown West Palm Beach, 659-8007 Independence Day: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 655-2833

29 Ippolita Trunk Show: through March 30,

Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481

30 Easter Egg Hunt: Flagler Museum, Palm

Beach, 655-2833 Avery Sommers ‘Oh My Favorite Men, I Love Them So’: Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469

31 Easter Sunday Brunch: The Circle and Ponce

de Leon Ballroom, The Breakers, 888-273-2537

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Worth Avenue Tree Lighting

Cinco de Mayo: assorted celebrations, The Breakers, 888-273-2573

11 Mother’s Day Tea: through May 12, Flagler

through March 24, downtown West Palm Beach, 954-764-7642

Center, West Palm Beach, 832-7469 Pamela Huizenga Trunk Show: through March 23, Mix at The Breakers, 659-8481

29 Holiday Window Decorating Contest: through Dec. 13, Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

5, downtown West Palm Beach, 659-5980

20 Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn: Kravis Center, 5

Ballroom, The Breakers, 888-273-2537

DECEMBER 1 Tree Lighting: Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, 655-2833 7

Holiday Boat Parade: along Intracoastal Waterway, West Palm Beach, 863-0012

11 Historic Walking Tour of Worth Avenue:

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, 659-6909

25 Christmas Day Brunch: The Circle,

The Breakers, 888-273-2537 Christmas Dinner Buffet: Ponce de Leon Ballroom, The Breakers, 888-273-2537

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

31 Fantasy Ball: Ponce de Leon Ballroom,

The Breakers, 888-273-2537 New Year’s Eve Celebration: HMF, The Breakers, 888-273-2537

All telephone numbers in area code 561 unless noted. Events are listed by opening date. Listings are subject to change. For updates or additional events, check with the Palm Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (, the Palm Beach Cultural Council ( or The Breakers at 655-6611.

Where Audrey meets Gidget...

Art & Culture Palm Beach County is home to more than 400 institutions enriching the lives of visitors and residents alike. Here are those you’ll find in Palm Beach and nearby. • Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: A

critically acclaimed urban preserve of more than 100 works and monuments in brick and granite, as well as rare palm trees, in a lush tropical setting on the Intracoastal Waterway. 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach; 832-5328; • Armory Art Center: A working art

school and gallery, in a 1939 preserved former headquarters for the National Guard. 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-1776; • Harriett Himmel Theater: The

cultural centerpiece of the CityPlace entertainment district, hosting concerts, theater, fashion shows, exhibitions and more. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 200, West Palm Beach; 835-1408; • Henry M. Flagler Museum: The

former Gilded Age estate of the railroad and hotel magnate, this National Historic Landmark now features permanent and special exhibits and is within a short walk of The Breakers. 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach; 6552833; • Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame:

An educational center dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the sport through perseveration and exhibitions as well as honoring those with outstanding contributions to the polo world. 9011 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth; 969-3210;

West Palm Beach; 832-4164; • Palm Beach Maritime Museum:

Former U.S. Coast Guard Station and command post for President John F. Kennedy during the 1960s, now a marine science and educational center. 7719 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach; 540-5147; • Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

Museum and gallery exhibitions, community programs, workshops and other educational activities promote photography and digital imaging. 415 Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 2532600; • Palm Beach Zoo: Home to

1,400 animals within a lush, 23-acre tropical habitat to foster awareness, appreciation and respect for the natural world. 1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach; 547-9453; • Kravis Center for the Performing Arts: One of the Southeast’s premier performing arts centers, with three venues and other facilities hosting more than 800 events a year on a national and regional scale. 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach; 833-8300; • Society of the Four Arts: A unique

cultural destination for art exhibits, concerts, lectures, films, children’s programs and special events since 1936, with a gallery, auditorium and library. 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach; 659-8503;

...& Lilly & Trina & Milly & Tibi & Nanette & Shoshanna & MariMekko & Alice and Trixie & Persifor & Preppy Girl

• Norton Museum of Art:

Internationally recognized for its traveling exhibitions and expansive collections of American, Chinese, European and contemporary art, in the media of paintings, sculpture and photography. 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 832-5196; • Palm Beach County Historical

Museum: Renovated 1916 courthouse featuring permanent and special exhibitions that showcase the history and style of Palm Beach and its surroundings. 300 N. Dixie Highway,

• South Florida Science Museum:

Providing curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology with hands-on exhibits, a planetarium and natural history exhibitions. 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach; 832-1988; All telephone numbers in area code 561 unless noted. For additional information about local organizations, check with the Palm Beach Cultural Council ( or The Breakers’ concierge team.

Where Palm Beach Comes to Play 336 S. County Road • Palm Beach 561-659-1284



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Something for every taste, from fine cuisine to casual favorites. No visit to The Breakers is complete without sampling the unforgettable dishes found at the resort’s unique array of dining destinations. Innovative creations, fresh ingredients and impeccable service offer a culinary journey you’ll remember for years to come. From breakfast to late-night cocktails, The Breakers satisfies every appetite. For information about these restaurants, including hours of operation or reservations, call 888-273-2537. THE FLAGLER STEAKHOUSE

The Italian Restaurant Offering the Old World flavors of Italy in a casual Tuscan atmosphere, featuring brickoven pizzas, fresh pastas, grilled dishes and an extensive children’s menu. Adjacent to the Family Entertainment Center. The Flagler Steakhouse Located at the Golf and Tennis Clubhouse, a classic steakhouse presenting hand-cut prime beef and chops along with fresh seafood, overlooking the Ocean Golf Course’s 18th green in a comfortable club setting. Open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.


The Seafood Bar With its inspirational oceanfront view, this is a perfect setting for lunch, dinner or cocktails, featuring fresh seasonal dishes for every seafood lover. Don’t miss the L-shaped bar that doubles as an aquarium. HMF Named for railroad magnate Henry Morrison Flagler, who founded The Breakers, HMF is a tribute to the Palm Beach high life, then and now. Located in the historic Florentine Room, which was reimagined by renowned designer Adam Tihany, HMF is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning cappuccino, afternoon refreshments, or a handcrafted cocktail and sharing plates with live music from sundown to late night.

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The Circle This ocean-view restaurant serves breakfast daily and a celebrated Sunday brunch. Choose from an extensive buffet of hot and cold selections or from the a la carte menu. Its hand-painted ceiling boasts eight murals depicting a variety of Renaissance landscapes. THE Beach CLUB RESTAURANT Offering breakfast and lunch daily. Choose from an extensive buffet of hot and cold selections or from the à la carte menu. For lunch, enjoy a menu of sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and seafood. The indoor/ outdoor experience is highlighted by a double-sided bar and spectacular views of the ocean and pools. For hotel guests and club members only. The Ocean Grill At the south end of the property, with elevated views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Ocean Golf Course, this seaside-cottage restaurant features casual lunch fare of sandwiches, wraps, salads and more beneath a covered porch. For hotel guests and club members only. Echo This restaurant reverberates with distinctive Asian tastes. Located just off resort property, it offers sushi and sashimi and the flavors of China, Thailand, Japan and Vietnam, as well as the popular Dragonfly Lounge. Complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests. Top of the Point This penthouse-level restaurant and lounge features panoramic views of Palm Beach, the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding marinas. Offering a seasonal modern-American dinner menu with global influences. Complimentary shuttle service for hotel guests.

Take dining to new heights.

Alfresco For many of us, nothing defines a Florida getaway quite like enjoying a meal in an outdoor setting with a great view. The Breakers offers several opportunities to make the experience perfect. Outdoor dining is available at the following resort restaurants:

• The Beach Club Restaurant

• The Flagler Steakhouse • The Italian Restaurant • The Ocean Grill • Echo



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shopping at The Breakers Luxury experiences await those with a taste for the best. Explore the fine line between art and fashion at The Shops at The Breakers, a collection of boutiques that offer a stylish approach to resort shopping. Located in and around The Palm Courtyard, The Shops feature men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories, home collectibles, beauty products, jewelry and more. For information, call 561-655-6611 or visit




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Match AT THE BREAKERS Match offers an unparalleled selection of women’s and men’s resort shoes from leading designers and contemporary collections—flats, sandals, wedges, espadrilles and heels. Mix AT THE BREAKERS A companion to Match, offering the ultimate in fresh, modern and natural accessories—fine and fashion jewelry, watches and hair accessories. This unique shop features a selection of designs that are relevant, daring, chic and functional. Featuring designers such as Ippolita, Gucci, Stephen Webster and Alexis Bittar, Mix is recognized for its variety and well-curated assortment. Lilly Pulitzer AT THE BREAKERS Resort-chic styles in the heart of Palm Beach. The legend started with a juice stand and a simple shift dress with a colorful print to hide juice stains, and it became an instant classic. More than 50 years later, Lilly Pulitzer at The Breakers offers women’s dresses, sportswear, footwear, accessories and men’s neckties, all inspired by the authentic Palm Beach lifestyle. Signature Shop Don’t miss this great opportunity to make your mark with men’s and women’s active sportswear adorned with The Breakers’ logo—perfect as gifts for corporate meetings and events, as well as for friends and family. The Signature Shop also offers the resort’s exclusive line of Sun

Petals bath and body products in addition to fragrance and body collections from Kiehl’s and Acqua di Parma. Guerlain This legendary French label presents a world of sheer indulgence and pampering. Discover classic fragrance, beauty and makeup products, including the rare L’Art et la Matière, a collection of perfumes combining the finest raw ingredients with time-honored expertise; Orchidée Impériale, a molecular skin-care product extracted from a flower known for its extraordinary longevity; and Abeille Royale, a firming skin treatment extracted from the natural healing power of bee products. Ralph Lauren This iconic brand offers a world of luxury and comfort in men's and women's clothing. Both legendary and timeless, Ralph Lauren redefines American style. The boutique offers Black Label and Blue Label for women, and Purple Label and Polo Sportswear for men. A full range of gorgeous accessories adds the finishing touches with leather goods, shoes, eyewear and fragrances. The Sports Pro Shop Located in the Ocean Golf Clubhouse, the shop features an extensive assortment of the latest golf and tennis resort wear and accessories from acclaimed designers such as Nike, Polo Golf, Peter Millar, Sport Haley, Footjoy, Titleist, Maui Jim and Oakley.


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The Beach Shop Located on the main pool deck, The Beach Shop is open daily for hotel guests and club members. Its inventory includes last-minute, mustget items for a day in the surf and sun, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, flip flops, beach toys, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks and more. The Breakers News & Gourmet This unique store is a combination of home gallery and café, offering a delicious selection of The Breakers’ own premium coffees plus an extensive collection of metalware from Michael Aram and Mariposa. You’ll also find Italian and African pottery, kitchen gadgets, gourmet confections, candles, soaps and unusual gifts. Pick up a newspaper, a best-selling novel or sundries, as well as food (ice cream, pastries, sandwiches, salads) and beverages (soft drinks, beer, wine) to enjoy in the adjacent Palm Courtyard. Coconut Crew Designer fashions for the younger set. Parrots Lulu, Loco and Louie

Shop online for selected merchandise from the Signature Shop, Guerlain, The Sports Pro Shop, The Breakers News and Gourmet, The Beach Shop and Coconut Crew. See the selection at

welcome you to this fun boutique of designer clothing and swimwear for newborns to size 12. Helena & Harry, David Charles, Lilly Pulitzer, Eliane et Lena, Lacoste, Milly and Ralph Lauren are among the labels, along with Toms espadrilles, Madame Alexander dolls, Ray-Ban sunglasses, jewelry, games, toys and attire sporting The Breakers’ logo. Conceived by cartoonist Mort Walker for the resort, the parrots— a.k.a. the Coconut Crew—inspired the theme for this specialty shop. Absolutely Suitable Featuring an open floor plan and a bright atmosphere, this is the first swimwear shop in the United States dedicated to designer labels. Catch the waves in an extraordinary selection featuring top American and international collections. Choose from Jets, Karla Colletto, Gottex, Jean Paul Gaultier, Maryan Mehlhorn, Shan, Eres, Manuel Canovas, Trina Turk and others. Chic sunglasses, cover-ups and accessories complete your wardrobe. A selection of men’s swimwear is also available.

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play dress-up. She really indulged me with the things I wasn’t exposed to in my immediate family, like dresses and nail polish and bright red lipstick.” Since launching Loeffler Randall with the Fall 2005 collection, Randall and Murphy have not looked back. The shoes are on the It lists of fashion editors and stylists everywhere, and industry accolades keep pouring in. In 2007, Randall received the CFDA Swarovski Award for Accessory Design, and in 2009, Inc. magazine named Loeffler Randall one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in America. Randall is thrilled with the success of the line, which now includes handbags. The shoes, a selection of which is carried at Match at The Breakers, have “a sophisticated, elegant sensibility,” she says. “I describe our line as being a little bit downtown but with a feminine edge.” Loeffler Randall shoes are versatile, and, yes, comfortable. “In this business, ‘comfortable’ can give a certain negative connotation,” Randall says, laughing. “Our shoes are great for travel. I wear them when I’m on vacation or when I’m chasing after my kids. You can actually walk in these shoes.” Which is a good thing, considering the couple is constantly on the go. Randall and Murphy have three active boys—5-yearold twins Casper and Liam, and Harry, the 2-year-old whom Randall describes as “a little maniac who brings a good dose of chaos” to their lives. Mornings start early in their Park Slope, Brooklyn home and they hit the ground running, often with Liam weighing in on his mom’s wardrobe before heading off to school. Weekends are sacred, spent in Prospect Park or at the swimming pool at their club. “I love doing art projects with the kids,” Randall says, describing the details for the twins’ last birthday party—a backyard luau featuring a hand-decorated photo booth and personalized T-shirt favors. “It’s nice to have a creative outlet where there’s no pressure and no feedback. This kind of creativity is purely fun.” n

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