When I asked you all on Instagram what content you wanted to see more of in 2019, travel guides was the number one request so kicking things off with my first Florida guide from break! We spent 10 days in Florida after Christmas and one of our first stops was Palm Beach for a girls day trip! We were staying a few days at my grandpa’s in Stuart so it was a quick hour drive to do some shopping and exploring. For those who are new around here, I actually was born in West Palm Beach and lived there in the winters (my dad is a professional golfer so we went back and forth to Michigan) till I was almost five so its always fun to go back where I spent a lot of my childhood!
WHERE TO STAY
While we didn’t stay overnight, we did walk around some of our favorite hotels (which I highly recommend if you’re visiting for the day!) and grabbed a drink while there. Palm Beach has some of the most gorgeous hotels and they are perfect for grabbing a poolside lemonade or a coffee at while in town.
The Breakers: One of the country’s most famous hotels, this iconic hotel is pure luxury and so stunning. The hotel houses a few restaurants, bars and shops as well so it’s a must to visit while in town to see everything the hotel has to offer. Start the morning by grabbing a coffee and walking around their spacious grounds.
The Colony Hotel: This boutique hotel has become a favorite the last few years thanks to its Instagram worthy décor. From the pink walls, palm print carpets and scalloped umbrellas by the pool, this hotel is a feminine paradise. Stop here for lunch or lemonade by the pool after a day of shopping on Worth Avenue. And how cute are their pink and palm print golf carts?!
WHERE TO EAT
Pizza Al Fresco: Our go-to spot for lunch, this Italian restaurant is tucked inside Via Mizner and perfect to relax with a pizza and salad in the shade after shopping. The portions are huge so great to share with a few people.
Maven: While we didn’t get to eat at this new spot during our visit, we couldn’t resist peeking in to look at its beautiful and airy décor (and their delicious menu!) Located a block down from The Breakers, this open air restaurant is a great spot to try if looking to avoid the crowds and wait on Worth Avenue.
Piccolo Gelato: Ice cream is always a must while on vacation and this adorable spot is ideal to grab a cone of gelato or in their adorable pink cups while you shop.
WHERE TO SHOP
Worth Avenue: Palm Beach’s iconic shopping street, you can find everything from Chanel to Vineyard Vines here. Worth Avenue has also some of the best people watching so make sure to take a walk around even if you don’t buy anything! Some favorite stores we stopped in? CJ Laing for gorgeous colorful cashmere, Stubbs and Wootton for preppy needlepoint loafers and Margaux for classic leather ballet flats.
Skinny Dip Palm Beach: This adorable spot I first discovered at their Nantucket location and their Palm Beach spot couldn’t be cuter! Featuring an array of designers and colorful clothes, accessories and home goods (like my favorite Matchbook Diaries prints!), the store also features a built in bar so you can sip on a cocktail while shopping!
Classic Collections Of Palm Beach: We stumbled upon this vintage store after visiting The Breakers and couldn’t believe the gorgeous designer pieces they had. The most swoon worthy was their massive collection of vintage Chanel (a lot on sale too!) and it was so hard to resist not taking home a classic tweed jacket home with me!
Lycette Designs: My mom is a needle pointer and loves to pick out a new piece when we’re on vacation, so we made sure to stop in this adorable boutique while in PB. They had so many adorable items and it inspired me to maybe try needlepointing this year too!
Lilly Pulitzer: It’s not really a visit to Palm Beach without a stop in Lilly Pulitzer! The city that started it all for this iconic resort wear brand, their Worth Avenue location is so gorgeous and the perfect spot to pick up one of their iconic shift dresses. You can even create your own custom shift dress here as well! Speaking of Lilly, today kicks off their famous After Party sale with so many amazing steals, including my favorite pink seersucker dress from earlier this year! Shop more of my sale favorites below before its too late!