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FLORIDA MOMENTS: Out and About in Palm Beach

The serenity of Palm Beach hits you the moment you cross one of the three bridges to the island. It is a secluded sanctuary with breath-taking homes hidden behind beautifully manicured hedges and pristine streets adorned with fabulous shops and restaurants. If you know where to go, there is great fun to be had and everyone knows that all work and no play makes for a very dull life indeed.

Pizza Al Fresco is one of the first places we visit every year. I love that we can eat outside in the warm air, surrounded by the beautiful architecture of its charming courtyard. There is always a hum of conversation, clinking of glasses and the pizzas are excellent. But best of all, if we time it right, we get to meet Mona Lisa the pig!

We were introduced to Bistro Chez Jean Pierre through some very dear clients and spent wonderful evenings dining here, enjoying the exquisite French food amongst its imaginative artwork within cosy rooms. A restaurant that instantly made you feel at ease, this family-run business was an institution on the island and we shall miss it terribly when we next return to Palm Beach.

Cocktails at Breakers is our final island treat. We adore driving up to the impressive, illuminated building, walking through the incredible hallways to our first stop, which is to view the Ocean on the other side. There always seems to be a Full Moon when we visit and I have vivid memories of seeing the great, glowing orb hovering above the palm trees and crashing waves. It isn’t long before we are lured inside by the promise of a cocktail at the bar and to spend the evening relaxing and laughing with friends at the end of a long day.

Our fond memories of this island would be nothing without the people we enjoy our time in Florida with and we cannot wait to return to see you all there again!


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