Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The grace of Palm Beach

A guest blog for Da Steeps Speaks by Thomas (T.J.) James

The beauty of Palm Beach, the light, relaxing atmosphere of flowing breezes, which rejuvenates the soul and body, transports one into an alleviated state of mind as one’s worries are washed away by the soft oceanic waves.

Worth Avenue, Palm Beach: the Rodeo Drive of Florida complete with shops including Salvatore Ferragamo, Bottega Veneta and Graff as well as hotels such as Red Carnation's The Chesterfield and The Colony Hotel

People are adorned in bright pastels from Lily Pulitzer as they stroll down Worth Avenue. Beauty is inherent in the nature of Palm Beach as a calming sense perfumes the air with peace of mind, which lends itself to one discovering truth.

For as John Keats states: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty.” When one comes to Palm Beach it is as though one dances with nature, exchanging this exuberant energy to and fro.

515 North County Road, Palm Beach: this former residence of Donald Trump was sold for $95 million in 2008 to Russian billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev and was subsequently subject to much press interest during his bitter divorce from Elena Rybolovlev. Now said to be worth just $55 million due to the economic downturn, it looks like "The Donald" did a great deal prior to Bernard Madoff rinsing the elite of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach, being a highly desirable community, is renowned for world-class polo, golf, and yachting. The sprawling estates that line the Atlantic coast are known for their relaxed sophistication.

So enter this precious gem and indulge in a world of elegant luxury.  

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Hugo H said...

Great piece T.J. It's good that you are getting Da Steeps to cover things outside of SW3.

Katy said...

Your piece makes me want to visit. When's the best time of year?

Pierre Brunot said...

Palm Beach won't be buzzing quite so much now John Goodman's been locked up. Unfortunate for the polo world.