Monday, November 14, 2011

Shopping in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a playground for all the senses! Visitors experience fantastic food, scenery, and shopping. While I was in the area for Lilly Pulitzer's 80th birthday, I managed to squeeze a bit of excellent shopping in the trip.

Palm Beach's vias and avenues are home to some world famous boutiques and many preppy specialty stores. The street signs are so pretty and I recognized so many of the names from classic Lilly Pulitzer prints, like Chilean Avenue, Via Mizner, Via Parigi, and Royal Ponciana Way.  The architecture of the buildings and tiny hidden corridors along Worth Avenue remind me a lot of the style used in Mexico. 

Chandeliers and lush greens line narrow vias where hidden treasures delight shoppers. Do you notice the Calypso sign at the end of this gorgeous via?

Lilly Pulitzer's home is located on this street, just outside of the main shopping district.  It's for sale, in case you're looking to buy!  Wouldn't it be fabulous if someone bought it as a Bed and Breakfast?  Lilly lovers would flock to the pink and green jungle retreat. 

Each via has a name and a pretty sign or marker.

It's fun to shop, but it's especially fun to shop in such a gorgeous environment. Some of my favorite shops in located on Worth Avenue and along Worth Avenue’s vias in Palm Beach include Mackenzie-Childs, Calypso, J. McLaughlin, and Angela Moore. I highly recommend an adorable boutique called Eye of the Needle.  They have a great collection of fun resort clothing, shoes, and accessories.  I bought a pair of the most comfortable shoes I think I've ever worn. 

If you need a shopping break, stop in Taboo for something to eat and drink. Taboo is a real Palm Beach landmark that I suspect was an influence in the name of the Lilly Pulitzer Taboo print.  

Keep reading later this week for more installments of my Palm Beach adventure including dinner at some of Lilly Pulitzer's favorite restaurants, a visit with the lovely ladies at C. Orrico, and some suprises I found at The Breakers resort.



  1. Glad you had a great time visiting my backyard! THough I don't get there often, I always enjoy Lake Worth Avenue and it's sights and shopping! Glad you had a safe trip home!

  2. Palm Beach really does have some of the very best shopping around! My mother and I just ADORE this little linen shop on Worth!

  3. You are rocking the Palm Beach look!!!

  4. It's true, you look amazing and I can't wait to see more!

  5. I believe we're going to have a lot of similar posts this week :) Your photos are wonderful and I can't wait to hear about The Breakers!



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