Hampton Daze

Palm Beach Part II

A few things I can’t get enough of in life are travel, fashion, and “Sex And The City” reruns. Fortunately, only one of those was ruined for me this week. (If you haven’t heard, there’s a pretty public quarrel between Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker happening right now.)

I started the week off with travel: a quick 48-hour trip to Palm Beach. With Frontier Airlines offering practically-free flights out of Islip (I mean it, you can fly to West Palm for $39), it was the perfect time for a little getaway.

It seems that the Palm Beach–Hamptons connection is stronger than ever. Everywhere we went, there was a reminder of home. The first stop was to Restoration Hardware for lunch. The home store, which recently debuted its first rooftop restaurant, in Palm Beach, also has a location in East Hampton. The restaurant offers diners a chance to grab lunch under a glass atrium, and enjoy a seasonal menu.

The next day we headed to the Royal Poinciana Plaza and stopped by the Joey WÖlffer boutique. The Sag Harbor boutique has made its way to Palm Beach and is open for business, selling its Hamptons-inspired clothing and accessories, from local and international designers as well as pieces from WÖlffer’s namesake line. After that it was off to one of my favorites, Sant Ambroeus, which also has a Southampton location, for lunch.

Every Thursday morning this winter, visitors of the plaza are welcome to join for a Winter Wellness Series. The morning includes a complimentary Vinyasa Flow class at Haute Yoga, a $20 spa breakfast at Sant Ambroeus, and $2 juice shots at Celis Produce. Visit the Royal Poinciana Plaza’s website for more info.

While you’re in Palm Beach, download The Free Ride app. Like in the Hamptons, The Free Ride can shuttle you to and from the beach and other locations.

Looking for a wellness getaway? East End based yoga company, Evolve East, is offering a Palm Beach mini retreat from February 23 to 25. For more info, visit www.evolveeast.com.

 

 

Back in NYC, I decided to get a quick dose of fashion at the “Norell: Dean of American Fashion” exhibit at the Museum at FIT, which opened last week. The exhibit showcases approximately 100 garments and accessories from one of the greatest fashion designers of the mid-20th Century, Norman Norell. The show includes Norell’s signature mermaid dresses, along with coats, evening dresses, and menswear-inspired outerwear.

“It shines a light on America’s greatest designer,” said co-curator and designer Jeffrey Banks on the museum’s Instagram. “The thing I love about Norell clothes is how beautifully they’re made. Using couture techniques for ready-to-wear was a real innovation.”

The show runs through April 14, and is definitely worth stopping by.

As for “Sex And The City,” I’ve always been a Carrie (I write a newspaper column, I live on the Upper East Side, and I too “like my money right where I can see it — hanging in my closet”), but I refuse to pick sides. Maybe one day Cattrall and Parker can make up in true Samantha/Carrie fashion. But until then, who am I kidding? Nothing could ever ruin “Sex And The City” reruns.

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