By KRISTAN SVEDA
Photography by CHICHI UBIÑA
Clothing and Makeup by SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Escape from wool hats and heavy coats to the golden isle of Palm Beach. More than just sandy beaches and golf greens, the region is becoming a bastion of culture, innovative restaurants and family-friendly fun.

 

DINING

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Perfect for a quick stop between boutiques or Friday night dining, this international mini-chain is an authentic trattoria serving Italian dishes like veal scaloppini, risotto, pappardelle and fresh house-made salads.

313 Worth Avenue, 561-835-1600
bice-palmbeach.com

 

Buccan

Just as popular with families as it is for date night, Buccan sources the very best local and sustainable farms for its casual American menu with signature small plates like lotus root salad with Peruvian chillies and wood-fired entrées like the wood grilled prime beef burger or mushroom pizza.

350 South County Road, 561-833-3450
buccanpalmbeach.com

 

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Coolinary Café

This simple, family-friendly eatery is usually packed, and rightly so. Proprieters Tim and Jenny Lipman have pulled together a menu of creative comfort foods like wild boar Bolognese and carrot cake waffles, and a list of specials that changes daily.

4650 Donald Ross Road, Suite 110, 561-249-6760
coolinarycafe.com

 

The Cooper

This farm-to-table hot spot serves new twists on American classics, sourcing local farms, food artisans, small-batch distillers and craft brewers. Executive Chef Adam Brown’s menu features many small plates and lots of seasonal dishes.

4610 PGA Boulevard, 561-622-0032
thecooperrestaurant.com

 

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During the week, this Coniglio restaurant is a hot spot for late night dining and dancing, but on Sundays, the locally sourced menu of southern Italian dishes also includes a Sunday Gravy special for families to come to the table and catch up over meatballs and pasta—just like the Coniglio family does every weekend.

257 Royal Poinciana Way, 561-655-0770
cucinadellarte.com

 

Echo

With an extensive menu of sushi, dim sum, noodles and more, Echo is a vibrant restaurant and bar with a lively social scene. Chefs keep guests entertained in the theater-style sushi bar.

One South County Road, 561-290-0104
echopalmbeach.com

 

HMF

A favorite for date nights, this glittering restaurant and bar in The Breakers historic hotel is stunningly designed by Adam D. Tihany, and serves up a menu of inventive dishes and classic cocktails.

One South County Road, 888-273-2537
hmfpalmbeach.com

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Mar a Lago Club

Trump’s luxurious private club is a national landmark and one of the most exquisite destinations for dining and special events—not to mention five-star rated for the gorgeous greens.

1100 South Ocean Boulevard, 561-832-2600
maralagoclub.com

 

Nick & Johnnie’s

Another Coniglio restaurant, this classic Palm Beach establishment is all about fun and relaxation. Wear your flip flops and deck shoes and delight in the sustainable seafood, local produce and a popular Sunday brunch menu.

207 Royal Poinciana Way, 561-655-3319
nickandjohnniespb.com

 

 

 

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Palm Beach Grill

This Hillstone Group restaurant is a casual bar and grill with a polished staff, classic steak and seafood menu, and a lively scene.

340 Royal Poinciana Way, 561-835-1077
hillstone.com/palmbeachgrill

 

Ta-boo
This legendary Palm Beach dining destination has seen the likes of celebrities and dignitaries from JFK to Rod Stewart. In the heart of Palm Beach’s tony shopping district, it’s as popular for lunch or Sunday brunch as it is for a tabloid-worthy night on the town.

221 Worth Avenue, 561-835-3500
taboorestaurant.com

 

 

SHOPPING

Calypso St. Barth

Live like you are on vacation at this resort-wear boutique with a collection inspired by travel and culture from around the world.

247B Worth Avenue, 561-832-5006
calpysostbarth.com

 

Chanel

Shopping Chanel is twice as nice in Palm Beach. Find the iconic boutique at The Gardens Mall and on Worth Avenue.

301 Worth Avenue, 561-655-1550
3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-622-2055
chanel.com

 

Gucci

Shop the ready-to-wear collection among the luxury retailers on Worth Avenue or head to The Gardens Mall for Gucci’s signature understated yet elegant apparel and accessories.

150 Worth Avenue, 561-655-6955
3101 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, 561-694-1463
gucci.com

 

Intermix

You’ll find an edited selection of designers here, from tops and dresses to handbags and shoes, all with the latest runway trends in mind.

218 Worth Ave., 561-832-4606
intermixonline.com

 

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Find all the essentials for living on-island, from tiny bikinis to cute shift dresses, and menswear, too.

256 Worth Avenue, 561-655-3231
islandcompany.com

 

Jennifer Miller Accessories

A favorite destination for fun and fashionable jewelry, adorable handbags and other accessories, this boutique frequently holds trunk shows where you can meet the designers themselves.

5 Via Mizner/Worth Avenue, 561-659-9095
jennifermillerjewelry.com

 

Louis Vuitton

Clothing and accessories for women and men, plus travel accessories and luggage that will make you yearn to make the trip back north.

150 Worth Avenue, 561-659-1626
us.louisvuitton.com

 

Neiman Marcus

The luxury department store’s Palm Beach outpost looks like an elegant Spanish-style mansion outside with top designers like Manolo Blahnik and Oscar de la Renta.

151 Worth Avenue, 561-805-6150
neimanmarcus.com

 

Ralph Lauren

The Palm Beach location of this classically American luxury brand carries men’s and women’s ready-to-wear clothing and accessories, made-to-measure menswear, home décor, watches and more.

300 Worth Avenue, 561-651-3900
ralphlauren.com

 

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Clothing and accessories for the whole family, plus home décor in all the bright, cheerful prints the designer is known for.

150 Worth Avenue, 561-833-4643
robertarollerrabbit.com

 

Saks Fifth Avenue

All the things we love about Saks but with Palm trees and warm weather. Need we say more?

172 Worth Avenue, 561-838-2551
saksfifthavenue.com

 

 

 

 

HOTELS

The Brazilian Court

This boutique hotel boasts 80 charming and luxurious rooms (one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and studios) with handcrafted cabinetry, well-stocked wet bars and ultra air jet baths. While there, dine at Café Boulud (a French-American restaurant with New York-based chef Daniel Boulud at the helm) or get pampered at the on-site Frédéric Fekkai Salon & Spa.

301 Australian Avenue, 561-655-7740
thebraziliancourt.com

 

The Breakers

The Italian Renaissance-style hotel on the waterfront lures guests for staycations, spa days, weddings and date nights. The only complete resort experience on-island and home to HMF, one of Palm Beach’s most popular nightlife destinations, the hotel is also popular with families. Kids love Camp Breakers, and daily activities including family fitness classes, nature walks and glitter tattoos.

One South County Road, 561-655-6611
thebreakers.com

 

Casa Grandview

A sophisticated bed and breakfast inn in the historic district gives the feel of having your own private vacation home. Guests enjoy a complimentary made-to-order three-course breakfast, snacks and beverages all day and bicyles for tootling around town. Pet and baby-friendly, the hotel has a room for those traveling with Fido, and all the necessary baby gear for new parents so they don’t have to pack it.

1410 Georgia Avenue, West Palm Beach, 561-655-8932
casagrandview.com

 

The Colony Palm Beach

This British-style boutique hotel is just steps from the historical district and Worth Avenue shopping. Swim or sunbathe at one of two outdoor pools or take advantage of the music-packed live entertainment schedule in the Royal Room.

155 Hammon Avenue, 800-916-4339
thecolonypalmbeach.com

 

Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa

Romantic and elegant but with a casual ease that epitomizes Palm Beach culture, Eau Palm Beach greets guests upon arrival with a beach bag complete with flip flops and an effortless, welcoming vibe.

100 South Ocean Boulevard, Manalapan, 888-306-4894
eaupalmbeach.com

 

Four Seasons Hotel

All the luxury and amenities you expect from a Four Seasons hotel surrounded by palm trees and crystal blue water. Take advantage of the chilled towel service when poolside and the house car available daily for transportation to all the local hot spots.

2800 South Ocean Boulevard, 561-582-2800
fourseasons.com

 

 

LEISURE

Cinepolis Theater, in Juniper   

Worth the short trip to Jupiter, Fla., this luxury cinema complex let’s you watch all the latest flix in reclining leather lounge chairs. Seat-side service makes sure you do it with glass of wine in hand.

201 North U.S. Highway 1, Jupiter, 561-277-1740
cinepolisusa.com

 

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Get your downward dog on at one of two welcoming and friendly yoga studios owned by local yogi Holly Miller.

340 Royal Poinciana Way, 332B, 561-514-9098
225 Clematis Street, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, 561-766-2272
hauteyogapalmbeach.com

 

Holden Luntz Gallery

Visit this photography gallery March 5 to April 9 for “The Humanist Vision” exhibition. It’s a poignant look at humanist photography from around the world, from romantic kisses to suspenseful chases.

332 Worth Avenue, 561-805-9550
holdenluntz.com

 

 

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Surf and paddleboard lessons for all ages taught in the Hawaiian style, emphasizing safety and courtesy for others. Group and private lessons available.

877-321-HULA
hulasurfschool.com

 

International Polo Club Palm Beach

Everyone is welcome to Sunday polo at the club through April 24. Don your wide-brimmed hat and watch the competition unfold at one of the largest polo clubs in the world. A funky beer garden, chic polo lounge and Lily Pulitzer Patio with Champagne Sunday brunch are all part of the festivities. Tickets start at $30.

3667 120th Avenue South, Wellington, 561-204-5687
internationalpoloclub.com

 

John Surovek Gallery

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Check out the current featured exhibit of Louis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz, a collection of still life sculptures exploring everyday items like plants and sea life, at the John Surovek Gallery. The gallery specializes in 19th and 20th Century American art.

349 Worth Avenue, 8 Via Parigi, 561-832-0422
surovekgallery.com

 

Kelypso of the Palm Beaches

Climb aboard this 34-foot catamaran for snorkeling and cruising. The company offers tours, manatee watching (when in season), birthday parties, sunset cruises and private charters.

Lake Park Marina, 105 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Park, 561-718-2723
keylypso.com

 

Palm Beach Book Festival

This one-weekend-only festival April 1 and 2 draws New York Times best-selling authors, award-winning writers and local authors for panels, lectures and book signings at Palm Beach Dramaworks and the Norton Museum of Art. It’s a  lively and social gathering where book worms come together to share, discuss and have signed, their favorite works. Tickets start at $50.

201 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach
palmbeachbookfestival.com

 

Sunfest

As the slogan goes, this is where music meets the waterfront. This is a five-day rock concert April 27 to May 1 with live music from a roster of bands that includes everyone from the Doobie Brothers to Pitbull as alum. Each year, more than 25 bands performs, plus check out the fine art show, battle of the bands and Captain Morgan Floating Oasis (three bars in one) that ties up to the seawall each spring. There are fireworks for the whole family and lots of activities for kids, too, including face painting and bounce houses.

525 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, 561-659-5980
sunfest.com

 

Tammy Fender

Give yourself a guilt-free spa day at Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care’s luxurious day spa. Known for her holistic health treatments and signature facials, Fender has a list of devoted local and celebrity clients, so plan to book in advance for an appointment or customized skin consultation.

711 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 888-655-9991
tammyfender.com

 

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The Palm Beach outpost of this New York gallery opened in 1961 and has a storied history that includes private and corporate clients from around the world. Visit the gallery and browse the current exhibitions including oil works by Mary Sipp Green, Gustavo Novoa and Hugo Grenville

165 Worth Ave., 561-655-2090
wallyfindlay.com

 

West Palm Beach Green Market

Families love this huge outdoor market on West Palm Beach’s scenic waterfront with more than 70 vendors selling produce, plants, baked goods, gourmet foods and more. The market runs from October to May and frequently features live entertainment. Bring the dog and the kids and be sure to stop by Oasis for $10 unlimited mimosas.

401 Clematis Street, 561-822-2222
wpb.org

 

Winter Equestrian Festival

This 10-week festival held nearby in Wellington, Fla., continues until April 3 and draws equestrian enthusiasts from around the world with competitions every week and lots of activities for families in-between. Saturday Night Light events include face painting, wood-fired pizza, dance contests, T-shirt tosses, petting zoos, pony rides and free rides on the Venetian carousel. Saturday events are free with a $20 per car ($30 if you valet) parking fee.

3400 Equestrian Club Drive, Wellington, 561-793-5867
pbiec.coth.com

 

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