Next stop the Esplanade to visit Akris, a 3rd generation family owned fashion house based in Switzerland since 1922 and Edward Beiner a fantastic eyewear brand started almost 40 years ago by its namesake in Miami(who is a lovely innovative man who cares about service). Linda Gary at her office of the same name was a fascinating stop. She is a weather of knowledge and history. She said something so beautiful, that “Palm Beach maintain’s it’s history. We take old homes and restore and improve them. It’s safe, it’s beautiful and filled with wonderful people.” Speaking of beautiful, Woody Michleb Beauty and Lotus Hair Studio share a space that feels like an art gallery (because it is) and has everything from blowouts to teeth whitening.
If you have not visited the next stop Jewelmer it is worth a hello, no one will bite if you just want to pop in to see their amazing sustainable luxury: the golden pearl of the south sea. One of their pearls takes 5 years to make and transforming that into a bracelet takes 800 hours.
We previewed the new Bottega line from new 33 year old designer and OH LA LA! Il Papiro has been making paper in Florence for over 200 years. They have so many beautiful products, including a 100% cotton hand bound wine journal with space for the label and tasting notes that would make a memorable gift. I picked up a calligraphy gift for the kids and some greeting cards.
Don’t miss the Sherry Frankel’s Managerie, you can find a gift to make anyone laugh!
120 Lino is the summer uniform. Classic fashion in machine washable linen. Perfect long dresses all are made in white then garnet dyed.
Say hello to manager Jon at style icon St. John offering beautiful knits and a fantastic summer sale.
For dining, you have several great options. The romantic Renato’s, chic Bice, and timeless Taboo.
Dea fine linens is 3rd generation family owned all made in Tuscany their cotton sateen is perhaps the softest thing I have ever felt. In true Worth Avenue spirit they will customize anything you desire.
The Island Company flagship store is so welcoming you must pop in for a look at their new home goods line. (and try a sip of their rum too!)