Today I’m kicking off the first of my recent vacation posts with a little guide to Palm Beach based on the few days that we enjoyed there…
Palm Beach is the holiday home hotspot to the rich and famous and though the thought of all the bling may feel a bit intimidating, fear not, the welcome in Palm Beach is incredibly warm. This beautiful little part of Florida is full of charm and character and we thoroughly enjoyed our little break there after a crazy, non-stop week in Orlando.
A Little Vintage Lady’s Guide to Palm Beach
Where to Stay
We stayed at pink-perfect The Colony just steps from world-famous Worth Avenue and Mid-Town Beach. I’ll do a full post on this amazing place soon!
Other incredible Palm Beach hotels include:
- The Brazilian Court
- The Breakers
- Eau Resort & Spa
- The Chesterfield
- For a truly beautiful shopping experience take a stroll down Worth Avenue where you’ll find Designer stores, antique shops, galleries and high-end boutiques all set amongst rows of palm trees and gorgeous romantic courtyard “vias”.
- City Place is an outdoor shopping and food destination with more commercial stores such as Anthropologie, Bath and Body Works and Victoria’s Secret. There are great spots to eat and drink too as well as a bowling alley for vacation date night!
- You can’t visit Palm Beach and not visit a Lilly Pulitzer store as this is the birthplace of the iconic brand!
Where to Eat
Palm Beach is the perfect spot if you are a foodie as there is an array of incredible restaurants to choose from. Now, we love our food and love eating out but wouldn’t necessarily call ourselves fancy foodies so we tracked down some casual yet delicious places to dine. Here are some of the spots we loved:
- Pizza Al Fresco – A beautiful outdoor courtyard restaurant serving the most delicious pizzas. Go at night and dine under the stars surrounded by fairy lights and candles.
- Green’s Pharmacy – This place was so fun! When we pulled up outside we thought we were in the wrong spot as it looks like a pharmacy and store from the front! This charming, old-fashioned luncheonette/diner is housed inside the original pharmacy where you can catch a bite while your prescription is being filled. It’s the perfect place to grab a hearty breakfast or comfort food style lunch if fancy acai bowls or crushed avocado ain’t your thing.
- The Polo Club at the Colony – We had delicious lunch here as we lazed by the pool. The Turkey Club sandwich was the biggest sandwich I ever laid eyes on. We defo could have shared!
- Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar – The tastiest tacos and fresh guacamole prepared table-side – need I say more!?
- Kabuki – Mr. Vintage Lady doesn’t eat sushi so I’m always a little bit devasted that I can’t try the best sushi spots when we travel. Kabuki came highly recommended by a staff member at The Colony so I was dying to check it out. The menu offers non-sushi items too so Michael was happy to try it out. Let’s just say it was a winner all round!
- Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – If it’s BBQ that gets your mouth watering then you have to try Brother Jimmy’s BBQ. Offering delicious, down-home style, slow-smokin’ barbeque, we walked away from here with very happy tummies indeed!
- The décor at Sloan’s ice-cream parlor is pretty magical with over the top with pink walls, twinkling chandeliers, and moving trains. The ice-cream flavors are incredible too! I tried the Birthday Cake flavor with big chunks of buttercream frosted chocolate and yellow birthday cake and the Circus flavor which was cotton candy ice cream loaded with gummy bears! I’m still dreaming of those scoops!
Things To Do
We were only in Palm Beach for a couple of days for RnR so didn’t do a whole lot of activities apart from chilling, visiting the beach and strolling around.
- Hit the beach. It is Palm beach after all!
- Visit the Flagler Museum. When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was “more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” It became Florida’s first museum and is a must-see when visiting Palm Beach.
- Stroll Worth Avenue. You don’t have to be spending money to enjoy this gorgeous spot. There are Mediterranean-inspired buildings and stunning courtyards to explore around every corner. The architecture and history is nothing but fascinating
- Explore the Island. The area is incredibly beautiful and the homes here are outrageous. Hire a bike (many hotels in Palm Beach have bikes available for guests) and cycle past the mansions of the rich and famous, you never know who you might spot!
Needless to say, our trip to Palm Beach was amazing and we would dearly love to visit again. Stay tuned for more of our vacation posts coming soon!
Pink Gingham Top: H&M | Shorts: Mango | Polka Dot Straw Tote: TK Maxx | Personalized Sun Hat: C/O Peppermint Rock
Yellow Dress and Sunglasses: Joanie | Pink Bag: Kate Spade