If it seems like everyone you know is in Palm Beach right now, there’s a good reason for that: they are. The land of palm trees and endless summer has long been a favorite winter getaway for its vibrant mix of art galleries, restaurants and boutiques, all wrapped up in a non-stop social scene. And the pandemic has only accentuated this, as New Yorkers and other cosmopolitan city dwellers have recently moved there for good.
Answering the call of what all these stylish new inhabitants will adorn themselves with, some of the world’s finest jewelers have made their own migration to this pink paradise, bringing with them their rare jewels and unique looks.
Here’s your definitive guide to Florida’s most glamorous getaway, from a jewelry lover’s perspective.
The city’s new must-have jewelers
Palm Beach art collectors and design aficionados have bragging rights now that Hemmerle has made the city his home, at least for the season.
As fourth generation family jewelers, this is personal for Yasmin and Christian Hemmerle. This is why you will find them this winter in their living room in Palm Beach to meet collectors who come from near and far to see the exceptional jewels of the house, each one unique in its kind and made by craftsmen in their Munich workshop.
If you’ve dreamed of wearing a pair of Hemmerle’s large, colorful tanzanite earrings set in tonal aluminum (clearly, I have), now’s your chance to experience them and the iconic Harmony bracelets. of the house and architecturally inspired bronze framed diamonds. rings. LEARN MORE
Mish Tworkowski’s colorful, art-filled new boutique and studio is a destination for design lovers. Set in a pink stucco building designed by Addison Mizner in 1924, Mish and his partner, architect Joseph Singer, enlisted interior designer Katie Ridder to help transform the space into a vibrant living room. With a whimsical mix of colours, patterns and furnishings and an abundance of greenery throughout, it reflects the spirit and style of Mish. But the main attraction is the jewellery: chunky necklaces of coral and turquoise beads, hoop earrings and elegant gold bracelets from the new “Why Knot?” collection. collection and chunky juicy tourmaline earrings. LEARN MORE
Cartier’s stylish pop-up at Royal Poinciana Plaza showcases a mix of iconic favorites and new high jewelry pieces exclusive to Palm Beach. At the center of the boutique is a life-size frosted glass Panther, a playful nod to the house’s iconic Panther design that appears in a range of jewelry and watches from the boutique. LEARN MORE
A favorite fashion destination in Naples, Florida for 45 years, the Hartington family has brought a curated mix of the hottest jewelry brands and designers to their new outpost at Royal Poinciana Plaza.
It’s the only place in town that features designer jewelry like David Webb, Sydney Garber, and Irene Neuwirth (who designed one-of-a-kind pieces just for the Palm Beach location). “Women love to wear jewelry in this town, whether they’re heading to Soul Cycle or dressing up for dinner,” says Jay Hartington, who says the Palm Beach crowd prefers big, colorful pieces, especially earrings. trendy earrings.
The store is one of the Plaza’s social gathering spots with its roster of visiting jewelry designers, famed drill Stephanie Anders available for appointments, and in-house gemologists who are ready to help customers transform their jewelry obsolete into something fabulous. LEARN MORE
Sotheby’s Palm Beach
Sotheby’s is hosting a string of jewelers, and next up is Marina B., which will be featured the first two weeks of February. “Think about stacking fun necklaces and bracelets in their signature gold tubogas, interchangeable neck and ear pendants, and customizable charms,” says Joanna Gong, jewelry specialist and director of private sales at Sotheby’s. LEARN MORE
Worth Avenue Jewelers
In addition to new names in town, Worth Avenue has a lot of sparkle. graffiti is the place for jaw-dropping diamonds. Jeweler offers rare natural golden pearl jewelry and customizable strands, which come directly from its remote pearl farms in the Palawan Islands. For everyday luxury, At Tamara Comolli’s iconic styles come in gemstones in every color of the rainbow. Richter offers a curated selection of coveted vintage jewelry, ranging from Art Deco designs to bold gold pieces from the 70s.
Where jewelers dine
It is everyone’s favorite restaurant, including that of Jay Hartington, who is a regular. Chef Clay Conley is famous for his ever-changing menu, featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients and local fish. After dinner, you’ll want to stick around for the lively bar scene. If you can’t get a table, try its sister restaurant, Imoto, right next door. READ REVIEWS
Swifty’s Poolside at Colony
The best seats are by the pool at at Swifty where after lunch you can linger all afternoon under a parasol sipping a signature cocktail. It’s Joanna Gong’s favorite spot for a quiet brunch, and she recommends the blueberry pancakes or eggs Benedict. READ REVIEWS
New Yorkers feel at home in Sant Ambroeus. Its expansive outdoor patio at Royal Poinciana Plaza buzzes with an elegant crowd from breakfast to dinner. After a day of browsing galleries and jewelry stores, grab an espresso martini. READ REVIEWS
Bilboquet Palm Beach
Another New York favorite, The Bilboquet, opened last year in an elegant Art Deco-inspired space. “It’s a classic bistro combined with modern elegance and exceptional cuisine,” explains Christian Hemmerle. “The wine list is superb. » READ REVIEWS
HMF to circuit breakers
Inside the Great Hall of the Breakers is HMF, one of the most glamorous and lively places in Palm Beach. Named after the resort’s founder, Henry Morrison Flagler, it offers an eclectic menu and over 2,000 wines. Come after dinner for a signature cocktail and live music. READ REVIEWS
The bar of honor
It’s the perfect place for a good burger and a classic cocktail. But since it’s Palm Beach, you can also get salads and lighter dishes. It’s also one of Yasmin Hemmerle’s top choices for dinner and cocktails. “We appreciate the intimate environment at honor bar good company and cocktails, preferably their perfectly executed spicy margarita.” READ REVIEWS
Trevini offers classic Italian cuisine in a modern and elegant space. “It’s really local and the food is delicious,” says Mish Tworkowski. “On a nice evening, the terrace is absolutely lovely. READ REVIEWS
Where to stay
The colony hotel
Ask anyone what their favorite hotel is, and the colony always comes back. Since 1947, the pink hotel has attracted the social set for its style, its service and its location. It is perfectly located for biking, visiting the beach, or strolling Worth Avenue. READ REVIEWS
The white elephant
One of the newest luxury properties in this city, White elephant offers understated elegance. Within walking distance of the Royal Poinciana Plaza, this is Christian Hemmerle’s go-to hotel. “The black-and-white striped awnings and terra-cotta tiles draw us in every time, as does the impressive art collection of over 130 original works on display throughout the hotel,” he says. Its restaurant, Lola 41, buzzes from lunch until late in the evening. READ REVIEWS
In a league of their own, this historic property reflects the city’s glamorous past and present. It’s got everything you’d expect from a modern resort, and more, and the social scene is thriving in its restaurants, bars, and pools. READ REVIEWS
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