Travel & Outdoor
Palm Beach Illustrated

Palm Beach Illustrated

July/August 2020

An expertly curated, luxuriously produced compendium of all things Palm Beach, Palm Beach Illustrated brings to life personalities and takes you inside the exclusive homes, parties and interests of the world’s most affluent and influential people.

United States
Palm Beach Media Group North LLC
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11 Issues

in this issue

2 min.

As I write this, the coronavirus is still very much out there, restaurants and stores are operating at 25 percent capacity, an active hurricane season has begun, and racial tensions are raging nationwide. By all accounts, this is an unusual summer and, in the bigger picture, a historic moment for our country. With a bombardment of media and citizen voices across platforms, many of us are holding our breath, wondering what new world will emerge from all this. I’ve been meditating on this, aided by Art of Human Being, a mindfulness journey founded by Palm Beachers Kayla and Gigi Falk. What I’ve rediscovered in my (virtual) workshops with these grounded, Columbia University–educated young women is that greeting change, which is inevitable, with equanimity is the only way to find peace, and…

1 min.
party pics

EVENING ON ANTIQUE ROW WHO: Historical Society of Palm Beach County WHAT: Evening on Antique Row WHERE: Antique Row, West Palm Beach HIGHLIGHTS: Guests packed “the Row” and explored the area’s fine art, antiques, and more, all with a side of live entertainment, gourmet bites, and cocktails. SCHULER AWARD WHO: Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach WHAT: Schuler Award presentation WHERE: Pan’s Garden, Palm Beach HIGHLIGHTS: Renowned Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan accepted the Elizabeth L. and John H. Schuler Award for his pioneering work on the Estate Section home of Jill and Avie Glazer.…

1 min.
backyard retreat

Embark on a backyard bon voyage via The Graphic Garden, the maiden monograph by Keith Williams of Palm Beach–based landscape architecture firm Nievera Williams. Released in May, the tome provides a peek into the process behind Williams’ many scenestealing local projects, including the revival of historically landmarked homes and properties. “When people encounter an outdoor space I’ve designed, I want them to feel like they’re getting away and allowing their minds to travel anywhere they want to,” says Williams. “Each project has its own story and a special meaning to me.” His elegant outdoor reveries incorporate opulent pools, globally inspired fountains and loggias, stonework, mature trees, and both native and exotic plants, fostering gardens that celebrate the wild roots of sustainability. The book showcases the artistry of a master who has sowed…

2 min.
travel today… and tomorrow

TRAVEL IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD: “Going forward, we believe travelers will be cautious. People will be willing to spend more to book refundable. They’re seeing the value of travel insurance and a travel agency, so they’re not totally stuck if something out of their control happens again. People will ask a lot more questions but will still want to explore.” WHAT’S BEING BOOKED NOW: “We’re seeing a spike in trips to the Galápagos and African safaris. Prices are at an all-time low and cancellation policies are flexible. We’ve also seen a record number of bookings to Tahiti and the Maldives.” NEW TRENDS: “Flexible cancellations; visiting destinations less affected by coronavirus, as well as small islands and low-density areas; planning that bucket-list trip; and a focus on cleanliness. As a former flight attendant,…

2 min.
hotel boom

THE BEN WEST PALM, AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION 251 N. Narcissus Ave., West Palm Beach Opened February 2020 This noteworthy property features the city’s only waterfront rooftop bar as well as stylish guest rooms with cheeky touches such as hidden sliding walls that reveal a peek into the shower. (thebenwestpalm.com) CANOPY BY HILTON WEST PALM BEACH DOWNTOWN 380 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach Opened May 2020 West Palm Beach is the twelfth addition to Hilton’s hyperlocal Canopy brand. Come for the thirteenthfloor Treehouse bar and dramatic 60-foot, fiber-optic banyan art in the glass atrium lobby; stay for the signature canopy beds and complimentary bikes for exploring downtown. (canopy3.hilton.com) WHITE ELEPHANT PALM BEACH 280 Sunset Ave., Palm Beach Anticipated September 2020 Welcome to the Palm Beach outpost of a Nantucket icon. Nestled in a 1920s landmark building, the White Elephant will…

1 min.
beach days

In lieu of jet-setting this summer, many will opt to holiday closer to home instead. Staycations don’t have to be synonymous with sacrificing glamour, however. Upgrade those beachside essentials with pieces from Gucci’s newly launched collection of woven organic cotton accessories featuring nautical stripes, a throwback “G” logo, and orange leather patches that highlight resort cities like Saint-Tropez, Capri, Mykonos, Monte Carlo, and Miami. Available online at gucci.com and in store at their corresponding cities, these towels, hats, bags, and pouches make for chic fun-in-the-sun frills and unforgettable souvenirs. Turn the page for more Florida-inspired fashions.…