MOSAIC 2023 – Month of Shows, Art, Ideas & Culture
MOSAIC 2023 – Month of Shows, Art, Ideas & Culture…
There’s no better way to spend the season of cheer than exploring the timeless and treasured experiences in proper Palm Beach style. Whether you’re looking for designer fashion, stylish art and jewelry pieces, vintage finds or a one-of-a-kind treasure, you’ll find it in The Palm Beaches.
We start our holiday shopping itinerary on Worth Avenue. Named the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast,” Worth Avenue, on the exclusive Island of Palm Beach, is the launch pad for many luxury brands and fashion houses and the epitome of high fashion shopping.
Begin at the iconic 30-foot-tall clock tower, where you can take in the view and the ocean breeze, before strolling down the charming and picturesque sidewalks lined with blooms of bougainvillea and posh boutiques. Make sure to set aside some time to discover some of the nine charming side streets known as “vias,” adorned with sculptures, fountains, courtyards and more shops, like the uniquely Palm Beach’s Coastal Girls, where you’ll find carefully curated resort looks and accessories like hand painted Panama hats and bright, woven handbags by Apaya. For home rattan gifts, you’ll want to visit local designer’s shop Amanda Lindroth.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, consider lunch at the legendary, Taboo, a favorite for some of the island’s famous visitors, including John F Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, and The Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
No holiday visit to Palm Beach is complete without a stop at the legendary, The Breakers Palm Beach. This iconic luxury resort, inspired by the Villa Medici in Rome, always dazzles during the holiday. The Italian renaissance style resort spends six days decking the halls, from its 200-foot-long lobby to its grand loggias and courtyards, with 170,000 twinkle lights, 8,000 ornaments, 12,000 feet of ribbon and 126 bows creating grand holiday magic.
Unique Gift Idea: At another Palm Beach landmark, the iconic Whitehall, that now serves as the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, you’ll find the museum gift shop chockfull of books and gifts relating to Henry Flagler, the Florida East Coast Railway, Palm Beach and America’s Gilded Age.
Just over the bridge from Palm Beach Island, is West Palm Beach. Follow the intercoastal and stop at Centennial Square to pop into the “Best Farmers Market” in the U.S., as voted in a USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice poll. Now, in its 28th season, join the likes of Martha Stewart and Dr Oz, in browsing the award-winning Green Market. With over 100 vendors to visit, savor and enjoy, you’ll find the freshest farm fruits, organic vegetables, baked goods and exotic garden plants, plus unique local goods perfect for gifting, such as Palm Beach Creamed Honey and Floridian Coffee Roasters. The market is open on Saturdays, from 9 am to 1 pm through April 15, 2023.
Unique Holiday Experience: Also, on the waterfront, just steps away, you’ll find Sandi, the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton Christmas tree entirely made out of sand. Popularly known as Sandi Land, this Holiday in Paradise event, celebrates the season with light shows and nightly music, with a special extended show on New Year’s Eve. Other waterfront activities include nightly catamaran cruises on the Hakuna Matata complete with hot chocolate, eggnog and lots of cheer.
The diverse and vibrant Palm Beach shopping experience continues in the Warehouse District, known for up-and-coming designers with unique handcrafted gifts you won’t find in any souvenir shop.
And, for you, treasure hunters, don’t miss, Antiques Row–the antiques shopping destination of more than 40 shops, with collections of 17th to 20th century antiques, sure to satisfy both the casual browser as well as any serious collector.
End your first day of shopping at the outdoor shopping oasis, The Square. This bustling retail and entertainment hub includes a mix of big name brands and locally owned boutiques. And when the sun goes down, The Square comes alive with music, nightly entertainment and late-night restaurants.
Fifteen minutes south of West Palm Beach, you’ll find the vibrant downtown area of Lake Worth. With an unmistakable bohemian vibe, this area with its two main streets offers an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Lake Worth is known for its visual arts, experimental music, theater groups and chocolate factory. Head to Hoffman’s for a chocolate tour and an array of over 70 varieties of delicious chocolates to take back as gifts.
Unique Gift Idea: While in Downtown Lake Worth, make sure to stop by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. Explore the three galleries and expertly-curated exhibitions and pick up a one-of-a-kind gift at the Roe Green Uniquely Palm Beach gift shop.
Next up, is downtown Delray Beach. The charming brick paved Atlantic Avenue known for its shopping, dining, and small-town appeal, welcomes pedestrians for a day of coastal shopping on the Ave and Pineapple Grove. Don’t miss local celebrity fashion designer, Amanda Perna’s lovely boutique, A Little Wyld—a children’s and lifestyle boutique as vibrant as the neighborhood.
Unique Holiday Experience: Save a visit to Delray Beach’s 100-foot Christmas Tree and holiday village in the Square, with festivities that include delicious food, musical performances, a holiday carousel and ice skating throughout the holiday season.
Your second day of shopping ends in Boca style at the beautiful Boca Raton Museum of Art. Browse the museum’s colorful exhibits and visit their luxurious gift shop, with many art filled books and home décor pieces. The museum is located in the center of Mizner Park, Boca Raton’s outdoor shopping and dining district—the perfect place for last minute gifts and a choice of dinner spots at the center’s many exceptional restaurants.
Looking for more? Here is a list of other uniquely Palm Beach gift ideas to complete your list.
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