With this month’s smorgasbord of spring must-haves, life’s fresh and fun in Palm Beach.
WOMEN'S GOLF DAY
Palm Beach is the place to be for ladies on the links! Founder Elisa Gaudet launched Women’s Golf Day nearly six years ago, and since 2020, the number of women golfers jumped by 450,000. On the first Tuesday of June each year, this four-hour event invites golfers of all skill levels to come out and take a swing. Ladies spend the first two hours taking lessons or playing 9-holes, and then come together to meet and socialize. “This global event strives to engage, empower and support women and girls,” shares Gaudet about the event on June 7, 2022. “Through Women’s Golf Day, women in Palm Beach and around the world, no matter their skill level, are able to connect and feel welcome in the sport.”
Grace fish skin top-handle bag
The Palm Beach shopping scene just scored major style points with the arrival of Cecy Handbags on Worth Avenue. “The warm welcome in our first store and the excitement we are already seeing is incredible,” says owner, designer and local South Floridian Cecy Martinez. “I am looking forward to joining, and soon being recognized among, the leading luxury designers of timeless designs and exclusive merchandise that transcend classic beauty and elegance.” Inside the brick-and-mortar, Cecy Handbags pays homage to the 1950s with timeless collections of handcrafted bags and accessories made in the USA and Italy by skilled artisans using only the finest leather and materials. Choose from classic leather or exotic skin handbags—and be on the lookout for new styles on the rise like the Cecy Calla Lily clutch. 250 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, 561.833.9095
MORTIMER'S MOMENTS IN TIME
Author and Palm Beach local Robin Baker Leacock debuts her new book Mortimer’s: Moments in Time (G Editions) in collaboration with photographer Mary Hilliard and Swifty’s Palm Beach owner Robert Caravagg i. Telling the story of Mortimer’s—one of New York City’s most beloved society restaurants in the ’80s and ’90s—the coffee-table book effortlessly intertwines the different scenes of the restaurant, from culture and class to its food and fashion. “This book captures Mortimer’s rich history and the incredible feeling of being there,” shares Leacock. “Right now especially, it’s nice to have memories of a joyful period of time that includes Mortimer’s and of New York nights giving you a sense of happiness and feeling free.” With every page, readers get exclusive access to over 300 photographs by Hilliard, menus, recipes, invitations, owner Glenn Bernbaum’s personal letters, publicity clips and even a record of many parties thrown and its notable attendees.
Marissa Collections welcomes two new jewelry brands—Emily P. Wheeler and Melissa Kaye—to the Palm Beach location. In addition to Emily P. Wheeler’s extensive lineup of sustainable and responsibly made jewels, the designer also debuts her latest collection, Dress Up, at the boutique. “Palm Beach has a unique spirit that I feel resonates with our brand,” says Wheeler. “My pieces, while being elevated and aspirational, are also colorful and joyful, and the collection’s celebration of dressing up feels very in line with the city’s aesthetic.” She adds, “Florida has always been a happy home for our jewelry, and I’m excited to bring the collection to Palm Beach at Marissa Collections.” Thrilled to be showcased alongside Wheeler is Manhattan-based designer Melissa Kaye. “The area’s vibrant yet sophisticated air pairs so well with our pieces, which are created to strike a fine balance between fun and luxury,” Kaye says. “Marissa Collections is known for their discerning eye for contemporary fine jewelry, and their new store is the perfect setting for our Palm Beach debut.” 340 Royal Poinciana Way M337, Palm Beach, 561.710.4433
Melissa Kaye Aria Jane ring in neon blue.
Interior of Sweetgreen’s new Palm Beach location
The square is mixing it up with its latest addition of Sweetgreen. The 2,915-square-foot space boasts a seasonal patio wrapped in greenery, a series of four paintings by local artist Elan Byrd and ample space to eat and relax. As for the bites? Choose from fan-favorites like the kale Caesar, guacamole greens and returning crispy chicken salad, or go seasonal with the steelhead remoulade—a savory salad reminiscent of a seafood po’boy available until March 30. 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Photography by: From Top: COURTESY OF BRAND; COURTESY OF BRAND; BY MARY HILLIARD/COURTESY OF G EDITIONS; BY ALISON FRANK PHOTOGRAPHY; PHOTO: BY LIZ LIPPMAN; BY TOMOYA HARA; COURTESY OF BRAND