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Lycette's Guide to Palm Beach, Florida

Lycette's Guide to Palm Beach, Florida

This year Lycette enters it's fifth season on the charming and chic island of Palm Beach! Palm Beach has enchanted me since I was young. The gorgeous architecture, the lush landscaping, the luxurious and chic shopping, and the well mannered old school Palm Beachers. This is an island where doors are held open, long time residents say please and thank you, and the hedges are perfectly trimmed. It is charming, chic, and above all it is old school glamorous and preppy! 

I put an emphasis on small, local businesses for Lycette's guide to Palm Beach. Of course there are a plethora of fabulous and luxurious designer stores that dot Worth Avenue and reside in Royal Poinciana, but what enchants me most is the small businesses that give character and heritage to this small island. 

SHOP

Leta Austin Foster

Leta's store is legendary. It is chicly curated and filled with home accessories that you never knew you needed. The candle selection is marvelous and the Porthault linens are always tempting. My favorite area of the store is tucked in the back, a china and ceramic section of the most marvelous table settings. Perfectly curated, undoubtably charming. 

Kassatly's

Old School pajamas and nightgowns, gorgeous men's sweaters, unique and high quality appliquéd linens and cocktail napkins. Friendly, inviting, and value and heritage driven. A must stop.

Il Papiro

Clearly y'all know I love anything marbled (look at The Lady Derby's collection)! Il Papiro specializes in high end marbled desk accessories, journals, and (my personal favorite) frames! 

Stubbs & Wootton 

Lycette loves Stubbs & Wootton! We are flattered to partner with them, but beyond that we love having this iconic store in Palm Beach and supporting the sweet family that owns Stubbs! Their loafers and mules are elevated, witty, and elegant. A true PB institution!

Mary Mahoney

Eye candy everywhere. Herend, china, crystal, beautiful linens. Truly a must stop! Inspiration abounds. 

Casa Branca

Chic and welcoming, Casa Branca is a non-negotiable if you love interior design. Filled with gorgeous home accessories and even more stunning fabrics! We even used some of their classic fabrics for our house! 

Trillion 

Quality classics, think sweater sets in the most scrumptious colors. Plus a shop dog? What's not to love?

CJ Laing 

A must for breezy and light summer dresses! Plus fun accessories like jewelry and candles, think surfer chic.

Lycette Needlepoint 

I *may be* biased but I adore our flagship store, Lycette Palm Beach. Definitely worth a visit. 

Amanda Lindroth 

Amanda's flagship store is right on South County, only a block or two up from Lycette! It is coastal chic and houses the breezy rattan accessories and block print linens that Amanda is known for. 

C. Orrico

The place for block print dresses, cover-ups and fun accessories. Think a store where both you and your teenager could find a cute dress to wear!

PB Boys Club

A surf and skate shop where you can also find practical jokes AND stubbs & jack rogers. I love their "We Don't Honk in Palm Beach" bumper sticker.

Gentleman's Corner

Greg would LOVE to have his wardrobe outfitted by Gentleman's corner! Classic and well cut, sports jackets that last a lifetime! 

The Church Mouse

An iconic thrift store run by Bethesda by the Sea, the local Episcopal church. Closed during off season, but fabulous finds when it is open! Think Italian ceramics, gorgeous china, and chintz curtains. A treasure trove. 

The Classic Bookshop

You know those marvelous bookstores where the employees actually read and know what to recommend? This is one of them!

DINE

Greens Pharmacy

The Kennedy's and Carleton Varney ate here, an old school soda fountain in a drugstore. Think greasy spoon breakfasts and burgers for lunch. My favorite is a strong cup of coffee and their grits, with cheese and hot sauce of course. Mr.Needlepoint favors the corned beef hash with a side of diet coke.

Surfside Diner 

More elevated than Green's, Surfside serves delicious breakfasts and lunches. Mr. Needlepoint and I often stop here after a bike ride for their delicious salads. Be sure to get a side of fries, a glass of iced tea, and a slice of one of their cakes! 

Celis Produce

Order the Dirty Funk smoothie, you'll thank me later. 

Field of Greens 

Our favorite place to order salads from! I adore the Full of Life salad and the Kale 2 Caesar salad, while Mr. Needlepoint favors a Chicken Caesar wrap. 

Buccan Sandwich Shop

Amazing, our go to pick up for a beach or pool day. My regular is the tuna salad sandwich, Greg gets the buffalo chicken. Order the potato chips, get extras. Honestly serve them as an appetizer for a dinner party. They are THAT GOOD. 

Pizza al Fresco 

Picturesque. Pizza, pasta, and salads in a courtyard under palm trees with twinkly lights. Be sure to make a reservation, they get quite busy like anywhere on the island! 

Ta-boo

Old school, like founded in 1941 old school. This restaurant exudes tropical chic with it's monkey murals and trellis. The happy hour is fabulous; however, my favorite is their divine desert the Taboo Lust.

Buccan

Beyond. Perfectly delicious and an ever changing menu. Mr. Needlepoint and I love to go here on a date night. The people watching is also amazing!

Renatos

Romantic. Be sure to make a reservation and ask for a table outside. You will be surrounded by orchids, palm trees, candles, and a slight breeze. Our favorite place for pasta on the island.

Imoto

Delicious sushi tucked away next to Buccan. Be sure to make a reservation, this restaurant is small and fills up quickly!

STAY 

The Colony

If you're on Instagram then you have seen and heard of The Colony. It is the favorite of influencers for a reason. Located at the end of Worth Avenue, the Colony features a gorgeous lobby, in house coffee shop, proximity to the beach, a shuttle service, and a gorgeous poolside restaurant. A place to see and be seen.

The Brazilian Court

Small, chic, and private. I adore Cafe Boloud for an elevated breakfast and the salon at The Brazilian Court is my go to for haircuts and color. Centrally located and within fabulous walking distance to Worth Avenue and South County.

The Breakers

Founded by Henry Flagler the Breakers is a true resort. Multiple restaurants on property, a golf course, fabulous pools, and a stunning beach. Not to mention chic shopping on property, croquet, and a spa. The Breakers is an indulgence but something to cross off a bucket list! 

The White Elephant 

The Palm Beach outpost of this Nantucket favorite is small and elevated. Home to Lola 41 and a short walk to Royal Poinciana Plaza and the shops and restaurants on Royal Poinciana Way, this hotel is a fabulous option.

The Palm Beach Hotel

The most affordable of all the accommodations on the island! The rooms are smaller and function more as AirBnb's, but this option is not break the bank!

EXPLORE

Flagler Museum

The WhiteHall, Henry Flagler's winter residence is marvelous. While the house is old world stunning, it is really the grounds that captivate me. A little bit of culture and history to savor while exploring Palm Beach Island!

Lake Trail 

Mr. Needlepoint's and my idea of a perfect day is a lazy morning followed by a bike ride around the Palm Beach Lake Trail. This trail winds around Palm Beach and offers gorgeous views of not only the water, but also Palm Beach's iconic estates! If you are visiting be sure to visit the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail shop in Royal Poinciana to rent a bike.

Beach

Palm Beach has a plethora of gorgeous and public beaches. My favorite time of day on the beach is early morning or late afternoon, the sand is cool and the tourists have left. Perfect for a walk with Mr. Ohs or a picnic with Mr. Needlepoint. PS one time a client and friend found a washed up Birkin during an early morning beach walk! I cannot! 

Worth Avenue

The Rodeo Drive of Palm Beach. Gorgeous Addison Mizner architecture and charming vias dot this iconic Avenue. Designer stores, but also small boutiques fill Worth Avenue. This is my favorite place to stroll and think. 

Royal Poinciana Plaza

Home to Sant Ambroeus (my favorite spot on the island for coffee) and a plethora of iconic designer stores, Royal Poinciana Plaza is great for an afternoon filled with shopping! Pop into Honor Bar for lunch (Macho Salad with a side of fries) and then stroll through the chic and elegant shops.

NEAR BY

The Norton Museum

If you are an art lover then The Norton Museum is a MUST! A gorgeous collection of contemporary and ancient art, this museum is a favorite. PLUS, grounds with sculptures throughout and a light filled cafe. 

Brass Ring Pub 

If you enjoy a hole in the wall restaurant, a good burger, and a pitcher of ice cold beer then the Brass Ring Pub is your kind of place. This is a restaurant where you will run into EVERYONE from an old friend to your favorite PGA player. 

Old Key Lime House 

Iconic Old Florida and home to the largest Tiki Bar in South Florida PLUS a bar on a boat! The Old Key Lime House is the perfect place to watch college football. It is set on the water and is low-key. The fish tacos are a MUST! 

 Aioli 

Get here EARLY! I adore their iced "crack coffee" and pastries. By 9 AM on weekends the line is out the door. This is a must stop! 

Hive 

Hive has EVERYTHING from a home decor store to clothing stores to a florist and a bakery. It is all located within the same square. This is a place to be inspired and a great place to pick up hostess gifts!

Howley's 

An old school diner that is open LATE NIGHT! Get here early for weekend brunch but be sure to also stop by for their TV dinner special. This place is fun and perfect for children.

City Diner 

A favorite dinner for breakfast and home to delicious hash browns. Classic and uncomplicated, City Diner is a staple.

Circa Who

Located in Northwood this boutique specializes in Midcentury and Island style furniture. The furniture is always beautifully restored and lacquered and the staff is helpful. This is a go to for designers and interior design lovers.  

Palm Beach Regency

Another resale shop that specializes in Island Style furniture! Palm Beach Regency is HUGE, like two warehouses big. There are treasures around every corner at this shop and the owner is a doll. Definitely worth the drive!

Kitchen 

A favorite in West Palm Beach, but be sure to make a reservation and be SURE to order the coconut cake!

Civil Society Brewery

Dogs are allowed, which makes this brewery an A+ in my book! Beyond their dog friendly policy this brewery has delicious New England style IPA's and hosts weekly trivia nights. There is no food (other than chips and popcorn), but you can order in delicious pizza from Civil Society's down the street neighbor, Grato. 

Stage

Mr. Needlepoint and I discovered this restaurant last year. The food is delicious and it is a scene! Fun for a night out!

Mecox Garden 

The Palm Beach location of this string of boutiques is charming! It is next to a fabulous florist with a charming outdoor space and the most gorgeous orchids. Mecox always has interesting art and elevated fabric pairings. This store is one of my favorites in West Palm Beach. 

Dixie Highway/Antique Row 

This is a MUST when in Palm Beach/West Palm Beach. Grab an iced coffee and stroll down Dixie Highway. Pop into the antique stores and grab delicious tacos at Cholo Soy. Inspiration abounds. 

xx, 

Jessica

Sep 12, 2022

a washed up Birkin LMAOOOOO I can’t stop laughing at this XO

Robin
Sep 12, 2022

You nailed it! Great round up of all the local spots & a few I have yet to visit

Christina

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