Travel: The TD Guide to Palm Beach
An hours north of Miami, Palm Beach is known for its distinct aesthetic combining relaxed American design, tropical motifs and major European influences. A favourite getaway of the well heeled and stylish, if you love good food, great service and even better people watching, then you need to pop this one right at the top of your boujee bucket list.
Where we stayed.
Affectionately known as The Pink Paradise and describing its location as 'one foot in the sand and one foot on Worth Avenue', it's perfectly placed a minute from the beach and less than from the top of Worth Avenue, PB's answer to Rodeo Drive.
Steeped in history and with glamorous past guests including Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren, if the walls could talk, we'd be all ears..
Etched into the DNA of Palm Beach, it's a classic destination with charm, and a very fashionable scene where accessorising with a branded coffee cup or tote from the glamorous hotel will win some serious style points with local connoisseurs and boutique owners. It's interior is a sight to behold and a treat for the eyes - it's no surprise around most corners you'll find someone snapping that perfect insta photo.
Where we ate.
The upscale Asian fusion menu is a delight, as is the White Elephant hotel its nestled in to. Highlights included the lobster fried rice and truffle fries.
If not to stay, then you must dine at The Colony on your visit. We enjoyed day time pool side small plates and cocktails in addition to evenings at Swifty's under twinkling lights in it's hanging garden.
Small plates with big flavour, this is American cuisine at it's finest. From oysters to ribs and a lunch time sandwich shop, this bustling family friendly restaurant has heaps to offer.
Where we shopped.
Palm Beach is not a shopping destination for the faint of heart. Serving designer looks from all the super luxe brands like Chanel, Givenchy and Bottega Veneta, we loved perusing the rails of pre-loved Aladdin's cave The Real Real right on Worth Avenue.
The gems, though, are to be found in the numerous 'vias' leading off the main Worth Avenue shopping street. Streets lined with hidden independents showcasing hand made pieces and an international set of brands, these easily missed delights are mainly frequented by in-the-know locals and savvy shoppers looking for something unique.