PALM BEACH

While Worth Avenue gets all the attention, Palm Beach has so many unique shops and restaurants off of the main strip. There are special family-run businesses like Bonanno Sandals, or fun places I’ve discovered through my sons like PB boys Club Surf Shop. Here are my favorite places to go whenever I’m in Palm Beach.

PB Boys Club Surf Shop
307 South County Road
561-832-9335

The coolest shop for boys in Palm Beach is stocked with everything from shark teeth necklaces to penny candy. They have an incredible selection of everything surf-related including boards, rash guards, swim trunks, and Quicksilver t-shirts.

Lori Jayne Monogramming
350 South County Road
561-514-9199

One of my favorite places for gifts, Lori Jayne makes customizing items quick and easy. She has a wonderful selection of monogram styles and can customize anything from pillows to a deck of cards.

FS Henemader Antiques
316 South County Road

A Palm Beach staple for over 20 years, this shop is the best source for antiques, vintage accessories, and especially seashells. The handcrafted coral selection is stunning including lamps, Lucite bookends, and centerpieces.  Their clamshells and colorful sea urchins are standouts as well.

Stephen Bonanno Sandals
302 South County Road
561-345-2360

Jackie Kennedy made the colorful Navajo sandal famous when she sported them in the 1960s.  Often misidentified as Jack Rogers, Jackie’s sandals actually came from this family-run shoemaker in Palm Beach. Available in 21 designs and 5,000 color combinations, the classic sandals are synonymous with Palm Beach style.

Tropical Fruit Shop
261 Royal Poinciana Way
800-289-8909

Established in 1915, the Tropical Fruit Shop is the oldest store in Palm Beach.  It has great smoothies, juices, and kitschy gifts. This is also the best source for ordering cartons of Florida citrus fruit to be shipped anywhere in the country.  The Key Lime pie is made by the owner and is absolutely delicious.

Testa’s
221 Royal Poinciana Way
561-832-0992

Delicious everything. Love the stone crabs, creamed spinach, and the steak-for-two. Testa’s bartenders also make a killer margarita.

Trousseau Fine Vintage Linen & Gifts

219 Royal Poinciana Way
561-832-9696 

Owner Linda McClellan has a wonderful collection of vintage linens and bedding from around the world including Italian hand towels, vintage D. Porthault sheet sets, and hand-stitched French placemats.  I love to give their hand-embroidered cocktail napkins and tablecloths as gifts.

Lake Trail

The 5-mile path along Lake Worth, was designed by Palm Beach founder Henry Flagler. A giant old tree, near the Flagler Museum, that resembles an elephant is the perfect place to grab some shade while taking a break from biking, rollerblading, or running.