FROM THE MINUTE you begin talking with Beth Stern, it is immediately apparent she is a warm, open, compassionate person. After we quickly realized we both grew up in Pittsburgh, are huge Steelers fans, and our dads played Big 10 college football, our conversation flowed with ease. We shared our love for the Steel City and how our hearts always melt as we come through the Fort Pitt Tunnel and the expanse of the metropolis opens up welcoming us home with open arms. But of course, our time spent together was not only about nostalgia for our hometown, but equally about our shared love for Palm Beach. After exploring other areas of Florida a few years ago, Beth and her husband, radio jock and amateur photographer Howard Stern, soon settled on Palm Beach. Since then, they have fallen in love with its people, restaurants and the serenity of their beautiful oceanfront home. We also spoke at length about her international animal activism, which is the focus of her daily life.
We could talk about Pittsburgh and football all day, but let’s talk about Palm Beach.
Of course! I’m a Florida girl, and I love Palm Beach. Howard and I have such a feeling for Florida. When we were both growing up, he would visit his grandfather in Miami, and I would visit my grandmother in Naples. When we got engaged, we both said, ‘Let’s spend time in Florida since we both had great memories from there.’ We started looking at places, and Miami just didn’t feel like a vacation for Howard—it was hard to find any privacy for him there. We had heard so many wonderful things about Palm Beach, and we began spending time at all the fabulous hotels and learning about the island. We eventually got a house— which we love—and we adore all the restaurants. We like everything about Palm Beach—everything!
I know! My husband and I adore it here. Palm Beach is very relaxing and a place where you can fly under the radar and have your privacy if you so choose.
Exactly. We feel really good after a stay in our home here. It’s an escape from reality. There’s nothing more blissful than being here. The weather is great; the people are so wonderful. We just feel so comfortable here.
What’s a typical day for you in Palm Beach?
(Laughs) Well, we both get up early because we are so excited to be here. Howard’s schedule for years at the radio has been waking up at 4:30am, and I always get up with him. So on vacations and weekends, we keep the same schedule. We get up between 4:30am and 5am, and we are ready to go. We love taking morning walks on our own beach or on the intercoastal trail, as well as hanging out by our pool. I always have a cat or kittens with me that I am working with or socializing to get them ready for adoption. Howard and I go out to dinner every night about 6:30pm. We love all of the restaurants in Palm Beach! Then, we go home, go to bed, and it starts all over again at the same time the next day.
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