Style destination: Palm Beach, Florida
Where to stay: The Breakers
With its statuesque presence and palm tree-lined alleé, The Breakers is a recognized beloved landmark in Palm Beach. Enjoy the luxury resort's prime spot on the beach, with its breathtaking views and four oceanfront pools. And when you're tired from a day of sun and surf, head to HMF, the hotel's lounge (named for The Breakers' founding father, Henry Morrison Flagler), for cocktails and an unforgettable meal. 1 South Country Rd., thebreakers.com.
The pared-back restaurant decor in this local favourite is definitely not indicative of the food. Chef Clay Conley offers an innovative menu and a friendly atmosphere, with long harvest tables to encourage socializing and sharing among guests. 350 South County Rd., buccanpalmbeach.com.
Take a stroll down Worth Avenue and visit the shops, such as Louis Vuitton and Hermes, that attract the area's rich and powerful. Not exactly within your budget? Don't worry, the strip is still worth checking out for a little window shopping and people watching. 125-353 Worth Ave., worth-avenue.com.
Island Living Tours
If you're looking for the inside scoop on the lives of Palm Beach's richest and most famous residents, there's no better person to show you than Leslie Diver of Island Living Tours. From her intriguing stories of American architect Addison Mizner to her juicy details on the homes of Donald Trump and Estee Lauder, Leslie's insightful tours will captivate you. islandlivingpb.com.
This cheerful store is every Hollywood Regency lover's dream, filled with vintage finds like bamboo-framed mirrors, whimsical Foo dogs and Chippendale-style chairs. Owner Tracy DeRamus curates a collection of furniture and decorative pieces that embodies fun South Florida style but won't break the bank. 531 Northwood Rd., circawho.com.