Palm Beach is awhirl with new openings, anticipated launches and fresh collections. From the Intracoastal to The Royal Poinciana Plaza, here’s what’s on our radar.
The Buddy Davis Design by Pininfarina collaboration was unveiled at this year’s Palm Beach International Boat Show.
SPORT Italian design firm Pininfarina, known for its work with luxury automakers like Ferrari and Maserati, joins forces with Buddy Davis, jewel of the sport-boating world. Announced at the recent Palm Beach International Boat Show, the powerhouses release a 46-foot center console design, dubbed Buddy Davis Design by Pininfarina, highlights of which include Buddy Davis’ favored console hulls alongside an all-new, custom-designed deck and helm that speak to Pininfarina’s experience in yacht design. “Together we have created an elegant, innovative and beautiful new fishing boat model that remains true to Buddy Davis’ identity while incorporating the aesthetic ethos that hallmarks Pininfarina design,” says Paolo Trevisan, vice president of design at Pininfarina of America, which is based in South Florida. Adds Dr. Ira Trocki, owner and founder of Buddy Davis parent company TF Yacht Group, “Buddy Davis Design by Pininfarina reimagines what a center console can deliver when it comes to symmetry, attention to detail, refined style and cutting-edge design.” buddydavis.com; pininfarina.it
SHOP The wait is over: Gucci officially bows its new store inside The Gardens Mall this May. Among the more than 3,000 square feet of shoes, leather goods, silks and jewelry, the handbags are a standout, notably the recently launched Gucci Beloved collection. With its milestone 100th anniversary, the luxury brand revisits the archives for inspiration, reinventing adored classics, including a quick stop in 2015 for the Dionysus bag, a dabble with the famous Gucci 1955 Horsebit and a reimagining of the Jackie 1961. The result is a veritable style feast for the eyes. 3101 PGA Blvd., Ste. J217, Palm Beach Gardens, gucci.com
Now & Den’s decor can’t be found in stores—rather, it sources directly from specialty designers, artisans and manufacturers for a look that’s all your own.
DECORATE Now & Den is shaking up the interiors industry, making beautiful design wonderfully accessible. “I know people joke about drawing an idea on a cocktail napkin, but we did just that!” recalls co-founder and West Palm Beach-based Libbie Young. “My business partner, Susan Kidd, and I developed our initial idea into a new way to approach interior design with style and immediate gratification.” Enter Now & Den, which launched this spring. In collaboration with seasoned interior designers and makers, the white-glove, full-service company offers in-stock, ready-to-install rooms—sans the lengthy wait for custom furniture delivery. With a range of styles and new collections added to its repertoire regularly, the formula for the perfect—and attainable—space is now within reach. Adds Young, “Buyers are looking to live in spaces that are personal, inspiring and livable.” And Now & Den is here to serve them. nowandden.com
SWIM In time for sunny days by the water, Roller Rabbit introduces swimwear for men, women and kids. Known for its ubercomfy pajamas and casualwear in whimsical prints, the brand approaches the new collection in the same manner. Says Carolyn Phillips, vice president of marketing and e-commerce, “The line features a range of bright and playful patterns synonymous with the brand. From classic patterns like our cheery hearts and charming elephant pattern, Hathi, to new seasonal fashion patterns featuring fun and fresh florals and vibrant use of color, there’s something for everyone.” Mom, dad, brother and sister can now coordinate in an array of complementary rash guards, one-pieces, two-pieces and swim trunks for the whole family. 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Ste. 315, Palm Beach, rollerrabbit.com
Loro Piana’s new fitness set, The Art of Wellbeing
SWEAT Taking refuge in home gyms has helped redefine how Palm Beachers are using their stunning estates. Loro Piana understands this phenomenon well and to meet the requirements the Italian purveyor of all things cashmere has recently launched a new fitness set. Part of the capsule series titled The Art of Wellbeing, it features equipment for exercising in tony style: Think an adjustable jump-rope, satin-finish metal hand weights, a water bottle sling, a Jacquard towel and, wait for it... a cashmere-padded exercise ball with leather handles. Sporty chic, indeed. 245 Worth Ave., Palm Beach, loropiana.com
TASTE The Flagler Museum debuts grab-and-go afternoon tea alfresco courtesy of newly launched PICNIC by the Café des Beaux-Arts. Overlooking Lake Worth, among the cafe tables peppering Cocoanut Grove, sample the Whitehall turkey sandwich topped with brie and cranberry sauce while sipping on an exclusive Harney & Sons blend of black tea. Also on offer are a cheese platter with cured meat, fruit, honey and artisan crackers, as well as crudites, lavender cookies, cupcakes and more. 1 Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, flaglermuseum.us
Photography by: Courtesy of Pininfarina; by Michael Robinson; courtesy of Loro Piana