50 Shades of Bloggers & Surprise Celebs

Today I had the pleasure of attending the exclusive “50 Shades of Blogging” brunch, hosted by Ticket2Events. They graciously rolled out the red carpet for local bloggers, and even a few surprise celebs!

I walked into Ravish restaurant with a few of my fellow business babes. We were greeted with rose’ at the bubbly bar and mingled with a few new girlfriends. Stepping out on the patio, we made our way to the photo wall, where we were surprised with a few of our favorite Bravo-lebrities!

New York Housewife, Kristen Taekman and Dallas Housewife, Leeanne Locken were both waiting to meet us. They were so sweet and welcoming, and I couldn’t wait to sit and get to know these Bravo babes.

After our photo-op, came the best part, being seated by both the housewives as they started to spill the tea. If I wasn’t starstruck enough, New Jersey Housewife Jill Zarin made an appearance with her daughter and comedian, Heather McDonald.

I felt like I was starring on a reunion special as the ladies shared all of the Bravo drama from costar secrets to lawsuits and more. As a bonus, Heather McDonald heard my friends and I were interested in attending her show, so she gifted us VIP passes for that night!

I must say, this was an amazing day, filled with surprise guests and rose’. It was such a great opportunity  to mix and mingle with fellow bloggers and have a meet and greet with my favorite reality stars. I can’t wait to see what the next event has in store!

 

Shoutout to a few of my new friends:

@lizbiztv @thesocialhummingbird @themagicalmundanelife

@ticket2events @ravish_restaurant

 

 

West Palm Brunch Babes

Every time I make my way to West Palm, I always try to make a stop by my favorite brunch spot, Restoration Hardware. Now don’t let the name confuse you. It actually houses three levels of fabulous furnishings, and is topped with the best rooftop restaurant in town.

This hot spot sits on the fourth floor atop the grand staircase as the sun shines through the glass atrium. While you’re waiting on your reservation, you can hit the barista bar. Here you can order anything from a mocha to a mimosa, and step out on the terrace overlooking all of Palm Beach.

From palm tree photo ops to prime time sunshine, this is the perfect place for a girls date. Once we were seated inside, we had a I love tasting of their savory seasonal menu, starting off with the burrata, then the burger, and top it off with a banana split!

Whatever you are in the mood for, RH is sure to have it in store… from a bestie brunch date to an evening under the stars. I cant wait for my next Restoration occasion!

 

Make your reservation today:

Restoration Hardware  .  561-804-6826  .  560 Okechobee Boulevard WPB, FL 33401

Blushing in Palm Beach

As we make our way into Valentines week, everyone always thinks about who they love and what makes them happy. Looking back at my past year here in Palm Beach, it makes me realize how far I’ve come and how important it is to love where you live.

Two years ago I was working as a fashion sales rep and living in South Carolina. One of my first trips led me to the destination of my dreams. On our first night, we checked into The Colony Hotel, grabbed a glass of champs, and made our way to Bice.

Walking down Worth, we wandered into the hidden vias full of shops and surprises. I soon stumbled across Via Amore, and found this great pink staircase. I was so inspired by this spot, I had to take a snapshot. This memory was a special part of my trip, and ever since, I have dreamed of starting a life here.

Fast forward to today, I have lived here a whole year, and I wanted to celebrate my new life under the palms. I came back to where it all began,at this very spot for a photoshoot.

It was such a great feeling to finally feel at home in a place you’ve always known you were meant to be. This week I wanted to show my love for Palm Beach, and the path that has led me here. I can’t wait for you all to see what this next year has in store!

In the meantime, dont forget to stop and smell the roses!

This amazing arrangement was carefully crafted by my dear friend and colleague, Alex, who has a floral business in Boca called Greensical. If you are in need of flowers for your galentine this week, make sure to visit her website today.

Photo credit: Berkley McGaughey Photography  .  Outfit: Isaac Mizrahi for Target

Location: Via Amore- Worth Avenue- Palm Beach

Baby I’m ‘Worth’ It

So ever since I moved to the Palm Beach area, I’ve always envisioned having my own dream photoshoot on the most renowned street in town, Worth Avenue. Today that dream came to life as my photographer and I wandered around the iconic avenue.

On my first visit here years ago, I stumbled across Via Amore, one of the hidden walkways with winding pink steps overlooking a tranquil courtyard. Fast forward to today, I stopped by my secret spot with my photo friend and crossed the street to find Mystique. This chic pink awning caught my eye and made for the perfect shot.

Walking further down the avenue, we strolled by everything from Lilly to Louis… and everything in between! We even wandered into art galleries to snap a few photos.

We had so much fun exploring the main street before the sun set. I can’t wait to show you all the rest of our shoot as we make our way through the rest of Worth Avenue.

Photographer: Berkley McGaughey 

Lilly Pulitzer Loves Palm Beach

As many of you may know, I work for Lilly Pulitzer at the Breakers in Palm Beach. So I thought I would give you all a virtual tour of the top places to find Lilly in the town that it all started!

First stop… Worth Avenue. This is Palm Beach’s most luxurious street, lined with high end restaurants and boutiques. The first Lilly store was opened in the vias off of Worth Avenue in 1960. Fast forward to current day, the new flagship store arrived to Worth in 2018, right before I made my way to town.

This shop is more of a showroom than a store. The walls are a work of art, and the store has special features, like a juice stand and a make your own shift station. If you’re lucky, you might even see Melissa, one of Lilly’s artists, painting Lilly live!

Next stop, let’s hop on our bikes and head to The Breakers. This five-star resort is one of the most prestigious hotels in town. I must say, I am lucky to work at the Lilly store inside this idyllic destination.

Lilly Pulitzer is located in the heart of the hotel, The Palm Courtyard. This picturesque square of stores surrounds a serene area to relax by the fountain. Make your way through the doors to see our store, for an intimate shopping experience.

Walking in, you will see the walls are covered in colors and shells, and there is a coral chandelier overhead. As you make your way over to try on a signature shift, you will see the most delightful fitting rooms that make for a fab photo op! Be sure to pick up an exclusive Breakers tote and scarf to commemorate your stay. On your way out you will see our favorite farewell: “Do we have to leave?

I’m so happy here…”

After your stay, if you’re still in search for a Lilly fix, look no further than C. Orrico. This Palm Beach store was started by three chic sisters, right down the road. They carry Lilly Pulitzer, along with several other beachy brands, sure to please any local prepster.

I hope you have enjoyed your tour of all the fabulous Palm Beach Lilly stores. Stay tuned for more as I explore my new life beneath the palms!

Locations:

Lilly Pulitzer  .  561-653-8282  .  240 Worth Avenue

Lilly Pulitzer at the Breakers  .  561- 653- 6360  .  1 South County Road

C. Orrico  .  561-659-1284  .  336 South County Road

Photo Credit:

Berkley McGaughey Photography