Summer Spa Specials & SPAtober with Discover the Palm Beaches

We're getting a double dosing of spectacular spa specials this year in the Palm Beaches. Throughout the month of September, PGA National Resort & Spa is offering a 'Spa Paradise with a Twist': fruit infused Buzz Pop Cocktails from Las Vegas paired with spa services inspired by its ingredients. Guests will have a choice of four limited edition treatments, including:

  • Mango Facial $99/50 min. -Reveal your youthful complexion! Complimented with the creamy Rum, Mango-Passion Fruit Buzz Pop.
  • Pink Paradise Body Polish $99/50 min. – Dive into paradise with a beautifying sugar body polish treatment served with pinkgrapefruit and blood orange  Premium Tequila, Pink Paradise Pop.
  • Sweet Tea Swedish Massage $99/50 min.- Sweet tea extract enhances this rejuvenating massage. Complimented with a Southern Belle Popthat evokes memories of fireflies and warm Summer nights in the South.
  • Caribbean Breeze Pedicure $49/50 min. – Add a manicure for $25. Soak in a luxuriating foot bath of coconut milk and juicy orange during this pampering pedi andthen relax with a yummy, tropical White Rum, Caribbean Breeze Pop.
 {Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

{Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

 {Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

{Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

 {Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

{Photo: Jeff Kolodny Photography}

Back for a third year this October, Discover The Palm Beaches Spa & Wellness month will return with an extended menu of amazing spa-tacular deals. New this year are three fitness activities: a four-stop fitness crawl throughout downtown West Palm Beach, bootcamp classes at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, and District Fit, a multi-day fitness festival including sunrise salutations, aerobic classes, fitness seminars and therapeutic holistic treatments led by renowned fitness influencers – in conjunction with live entertainment and more.

The Wyndham Hotel in Boca Raton has also joined the fun this year with its Stay Well™ Package. Guests will enjoy in-room air purification system to reduce allergens and toxins, optional use of aromatherapy, circadian mood lighting to personalize in-room lighting, and so much more. The spa services aren't lacking either as Discover the Palm Beaches has rounded up impressive offers from PGA National, Eau Spa, the Breakers, Kaffee's Garden Spa and many others. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society of Palm Beach in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

As one of the participating spas, PGA National Resort & Spa will have their 'Tickled Pink' spa menu on offer for $99 per treatment. Guests will have a choice of a Pink Champagne Swedish Massage, Pink Himalayan Salt Body Treatment, Pink Himalayan Salt Pedicure and Manicure, or Pink Himalayan Superfruit Facial. All treatments include a mini bottle of Rosé Prosecco and access to Waters of the World Healing Pools.

For a full list of ways to pamper yourself at a fraction of the cost, visit www.Spatober.com. See a list of some of our top picks below.

Other SPAtober Health & Wellness Deals Include:

Spa Treatments

The Breakers Palm Beach

Cost: $99

The Power of Pink Scrub: Sip a glass of Rosé Prosecco in The Breakers’ private outdoor courtyard while enjoying a fragrant foot ritual soak to gently exfoliate and soften your skin, followed by a relaxing reflexology massage.

Dirty Blonde Salon

Cost: $25

Bubbly Blowout: Indulge in a glass of chilled champagne at the vibrant Dirty Blonde Salon, while enjoying a luxurious blowout to tame your mane. Home to some of the best stylists in South Florida, the Dirty Blonde Salon will pamper your locks and leave your hair feeling luscious and billboard ready.

Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort &Spa

Cost: $109

Essence Facial (50 Minutes): Pause, play and perfect amid a whimsical wonderland, which happens to be one of only 30 Forbes Five-Star spas in the United States. The limited-time Essence Facial is a classic European treatment designed to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate skin. Using the high-potency, antioxidant-rich clinical skincare formulas of SkinCeuticals, aestheticians provide each guest with a custom luxurious treatment for radiant results.

Kaffee’s Garden Spa

Cost: $99

Spatober Garden Ritual: Beloved for its dry salt therapy, Kaffee’s Garden Spa provides a cozy environment for those seeking holistic treatments in a more secluded setting. The Garden Ritual begins with a detoxifying Pink Himalayan Salt Foot Soak, which includes Magnesium, Potassium and Sulfate minerals that help to ease aches and pains while promoting relaxation. The honey-based Farmhouse Fresh Foot Mask serum seals in moisture and leaves feet luxuriously smooth. Next, guests are to choose from one of three options: a manicure/pedicure, customized facial, or stone massage.

Wellness Events

District Fit at CityPlace and Hilton West Palm Beach

Dates: Fri. 10/19 – Sun. 10/21

Cost: Free

District Fit is hosting a weekend of wellness alongside some of the biggest names in the biz including Zeel, Lululemon, Casper, and celebrity fitness influencers Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet BeautifulGilles Souteyrand of Body by Gilles and Nicole Mejia of Get Fit & Thick. The lineup includes more than a dozen sweat-inducing workouts, holistic seminars, nutrition workshops, culinary events, and pop-up retail shops. 

Shoppe 561

Pink Bath Bomb Bouquets

Dates: Wed. 10/3 and Fri. 10/12 at 7 p.m. Cost: $30/person

Learn how to create your own beloved fizzy, fragrant bath bombs within this personalized class. The perfectly PH balanced bath bombs can include specific flower imprints, desired scents and come in a variety of shades – including a few special colors of pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Manatee Lagoon

Cost: Free

Mindful Moments: Yoga at Manatee Lagoon: Led by a certified instructor, Manatee Lagoon offers one-hour yoga classes against the calming backdrop of Lake Worth Lagoon. The instructor will adjust the class based on experience level and will suggest modifications as appropriate. Each guest will be provided with a complimentary yoga mat for use at the class, as well as a Manatee Lagoon spa gift bag containing a jar of Florida Salt Scrub and a candle in a Manatee Lagoon recyclable gift bag.

Hotel Packages

Wyndham in Boca Raton

Stay Well™ Package: The Stay Well™ Package is a holistic and revolutionary experience that aims to optimize physical and emotional well-being when traveling. Stay Well™ guest rooms include an air purification system to reduce allergens and toxins, optional use of aromatherapy, circadian mood lighting to personalize in-room lighting, Stay Well™ mattress for back support and optimal comfort, Stay Well™ mattress encasement to maintain a more hygienic sleepenvironment, and a dawn simulator to wake guests gradually and gently. Stay Well™ rooms arecleaned using hypoallergenic products and a state-of-the-art UV wand cleaning tool, which neutralizes bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. The complete package includes a complimentary yoga pass to the hotel’s in-house yoga studio, Yoga Journey; a complimentary cup of tea; and gourmet cookie at its in-house TrendTea tea shop.

Restaurant Offers

JuiceBuzz MRKT + Juicery

Cost: $11

Think Pink Smoothie: In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, JuiceBuzz will offer a “Think Pink!” smoothie, featuring: maca, strawberries, almond milk, vanilla protein and almond butter. Mention DTPB Spa & Wellness Month and receive 10% off any wellness MRKT skincare product.

Meraki Juice Kitchen

Cost: $9.50

Sweet Strawberry Smoothie: Meraki Juice Kitchen will be offering their Sweet Strawberry smoothie throughout the month of October, which consists of: strawberry, banana, honey, almond milk.

Staycation at the Chesterfield, Palm Beach

Earlier this month we had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the Chesterfield Hotel right here in beautiful Palm Beach. One of our favorite classic boutique hotels on the island, the Chesterfield has a long history of excellent service and unrivaled sophistication.

Part of Red Carnation Hotels, the Chesterfield, like many of it's sister hotels in Great Britain, Switzerland and South Africa, has a proud heritage. Built in as The Lido-Venice in 1926 and later renamed The Vineta in 1928, the hotel was designed to be a European style bed and breakfast, something you can still see and experience to this day. With 52 rooms luxuriously decorated, a full restaurant and bar, tropical pool and private parlor for tea time, this elegant hotel made the perfect hideaway for our in-town getaway.

Impecable Service

Upon arrival it is immediately obvious that the Chesterfield prides themselves on service that is both personalized and attentive. From the minute we stepped out of our car the staff were polite and helpful. Check-in was a simple, smooth transaction that lasted no longer than three minutes. We were swiftly guided from the valet stand with a bell cart through the small courtyard just beyond the iron gates at the front entrance. Clad with Venetian glass chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and hallways, beautiful trees and orchids, the courtyard immediately gives the impression of being in a tranquil caribbean island.

Just beyond the courtyard lies the lobby, where we were excited to learn that the manager kindly upgraded us to a suite. Our bellman patiently waited for us to sign in before escorting us to our room. The suite was elegant and tasteful, complete with a sitting room, full bedroom, two bathrooms and a view of the palm tree lined street below. The bed was exceptionally comfortable and the staff thoughtfully left a fruit basket, chocolates and a note welcoming us to the hotel. With plenty of closet space to put our things and plush towels to freshen up, we set out to explore the hotel!

{Photo: Chesterfield Hotel, Presidential Suite}

{Photo: Our Suite at the Chesterfield Hotel}

{Photo: Chesterfield Hotel, Suite}

Poolside Bliss

In the private enclave between the exterior walls of the hotel lies a quiet Mediterranean-style courtyard. Complete with a swimming pool and hot tub surrounded by lush foliage, bubbling fountains and beautiful bright pink umbrellas, it was the perfect place to relax. The space was well guarded, surrounded by lofty hedges, and we found ourselves dozing off in the comfortable lounge chairs almost immediately.

Location, Location, Location!

The Chesterfield is located in the heart of a quiet residential section of Palm Beach, just two blocks away from Worth Avenue. Much of the famed shopping, dining and entertainment of Palm Beach are within walking distance, as is the midtown beach, the Society of the Four Arts library and sculpture garden, and the Town of Palm Beach's centennial fountain. It's also near to the Royal Poinciana Plaza, which has recently been restored and boasts some of our favorite shops and dining destinations.

The Royal Poinciana Plaza

Worth Avenue

The Leopard Lounge

The perfect end to a restful and quiet afternoon by the pool is, of course, a delicious dinner. Upine entering the lobby you are immediately transfixed by the sounds on an elegant piano beckoning you to dinner. Whether you stop in to dine, or for one of their famed classic cocktails, the Leopard Lounge is an experience in it of its own. Immediately upon entering it is clear that this is yet another fun and eclectic space hidden within the hotel. Clad a dark, moody tones, the restaurant boasts black lacquer walls, dramatic brass jaguar head fixtures, lustrous hand painted murals, and of course, leopard print. Complete with a baby grand piano and live music every night, the hotel restaurant and bar honor a well appreciated novelty of a bygone era; dinner and dancing.

The menu is well rounded, boasting classic and creative dishes like the crab cakes and caprese burrata salad to start, and filet mignon, lobster risotto, and a New Zealand rack of lamb as entree options. Before being seated we highly recommend that you take time to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail from the bar. While waiting between meals, it's also fun to join others on the dance floor!

The Leopard Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, either inside or in the quiet courtyard just out front. 

Tea for Two (or more)!

Of course, our favorite dining experience at the hotel is a tea in the library. While authentic tea time is something of a novelty here in south Florida, the United Kingdom-based Red Carnation Hotel group are experts. Taking care to recreate a traditional British afternoon tea session for its guests, The Chesterfield staff regularly serves up a delicious spread of scrumptious house made finger sandwiches, delicate petit four, warm handmade scones, looseleaf tea and so much more.

This unique and exquisite experience is not to be missed! The Chesterfield offers several Afternoon Tea experiences (see menu below). It is served daily from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Weather permitting, you can opt for tea in their lovely and lush courtyard. Although not required, reservations are recommended, call (561) 659-5800.

If you missed our full article on tea time at he Chesterfield, read that here!

Throughout summer enjoy special rates at the Chesterfield Hotel with 3 nights for the price of 2! Click here or call +1 (561) 659 5800 to inquire.


The Chesterfield Hotel  |  363 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Turtle Tuesdays Beach Cleanup Drive Taking Place Throughout Summer

Throughout summer you can join other local community members in a series of beach cleanups called 'Turtle Tuesdays’. Taking place the second Tuesday of June, July, August and September from 5:00 – 7:00pm at varying locations, local merchants, residents and visitors alike are invited and welcome to attend.

The second Turtle Tuesday will take place tomorrow, July 10th at Clarke Beach, just a few blocks north of Royal Palm Way and and the Society of the Four Arts. Clarke Avenue has beach access at the east end of the street, and parking will be permitted on the north side of the street only. Due to the holiday week last week it is anticipated that this midtown beach will need a lot of attention!

Supplies will be provided by the Town of Palm Beach, refreshments are supplied by the Worth Avenue Association, and water is generously donated by Boxed Water is Better. For further information, please contact faith@worth-avenue.com or follow @Turtle.Tuesday on Instagram to stay abreast of beach locations and upcoming events. See you there!

 

WORTH AVENUE'S “WORTH THE DRIVE” CAMPAIGN RETURNS FOR ANOTHER SUMMER

Back again by popular demand is the Worth Avenue Association's “Worth the Drive” campaign with discounts from nearly 20 local businesses. With unbelievable deals at some of our favorite spots, there's never been a better reason to get out and support our local businesses. Enjoy promotions up to 70% off in some cases, which will run from June 15 to August 15 and include shopping, dining and staycation deals.

(Don't miss our article on 'Sizzling Hot Summer Dining Specials'.)

Worth Lunching:

Featuring a three-course prix fixe lunch for $20.18, stop by any of the following participating restaurants for their 'Worth Lunching' summer special.

You're Worth It:

Get fit this summer in Palm Beach without breaking the bank. Joining the Worth Avenue Association's 'Worth the Drive' campaign this year is fitness studio Palm Beach Yoga Shala. Enjoy three prepaid yoga classes for just $40.18!

Worth It Wednesdays:

On Wednesdays enjoy "pre-happy hour" shopping discounts with a glass of wine or champagne from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. with offers too good to be true at the following locations:

Worth Saving:

Plan a glamorous stay-cation right here in Palm Beach! Stay at any of the below local luxury hotels for amazing discounts.

  • The Brazilian Court - $189 rate plus complementary valet parking and bike rentals (based on availability)
  • The Chesterfield Palm Beach - Rates starting at $139 per night (tax not included) with traditional English breakfast included, and a $50 dinner credit (excludes alcohol). Rates are be available starting June 15 until September 30th and is subject to availability.

For more information, visit worth-avenue.com or call 659-6909.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center Making Waves in Marine Science

Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a world-renowned research and rehabilitation facility dedicated entirely to the life of sea turtles. Set on an expansive 12,000 square foot certified “green” facility in Juno Beach, LMC is located in one of the most densely populated area for sea turtle hatchings in the world.

A LEGACY

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center was launched more than 30 years ago by long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher who noticed an abundance of sea turtle hatchlings heading towards land, and not the ocean. Curious, she began what would her life's work, starting with the understanding that these misguided hatchlings were following artificial light, rather than the moon, drawing them away from the ocean. This was just the start of her understanding that mankind were the most serious threat to the livelihood of sea turtles. A firm believer that education would be the key to their survival, Eleanor set out to educate children about the need for sea turtle conservation and protection. What began as a small educational program out of her home quickly grew into a full facility and treatment center, and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center was born.

  Loggerhead Marinelife Center  in Juno Beach, FL
Did you know?

Palm Beach County has more sea turtle nests per mile than anywhere else in the United States. Approximately 2,000,000 sea turtles hatch on our beaches every year!

Today, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center rehabilitates many injured turtles, releasing about 50 injured sea turtles and about 2,000 hatchlings back into the Atlantic Ocean annually. The facility currently treats a number of sea turtle species including Green Turtles, Loggerheads, Kemp's Ridley Turtles, Leatherbacks and Hawksbills, which are critically endangered as they are hunted for thier beautiful shells. The nonprofit sea turtle hospital and rehabilitation center educates more than 350,000 guests that come through their doors each year, a number that is steadily growing.

We recently had the opportunity to visit the Center for a behind-the-scenes tour with LMC President and CEO, Jack Lighton. The bustling marine life center was overflowing with guests ranging in all ages from infants to the elderly. Inside, tour guides were busy moving from room to room with excited visitors, explaining the issues facing the turtles and the Facility's groundbreaking approach to saving lives. Outside volunteers answered questions about each individual turtle, only stopping to help staff veterinarians replace recently treated turtles back into private rehabilitation pools. Guests watched with amazement as turtles poked their heads out of the water, swam gracefully around, and dove from miniature shelves built within their tanks to encourage diving, an important part of their feeding process in the wild.

 Sea turtle at LMC with injured flipper

Sea turtle at LMC with injured flipper

 Example of sea turtle hatchlings helping one another out of the sand

Example of sea turtle hatchlings helping one another out of the sand

 Eautis -is sponsored for rehabilitation by  Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Eautis -is sponsored for rehabilitation by Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Did you know?

Though sea turtles are solitary animals, baby sea turtles work together to dig their way out of the sandy nest.

THE GLOBAL ISSUE FACING MARINELIFE

The majority of the sea turtles treated at the Center, like Eautis pictured below, suffer from chronic debilitation syndrome (CDS), which identified by the symptoms of fatigue, starvation, malnutrition, and lethargy. While there is no single cause for the illness, many of the turtles who arrive at LMC are being treated for the consumption of manmade products like plastic.

According to National Geographic, 18 billion pounds of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. Large islands of garbage are collecting in the ocean as the current continues to push water systems together, creating 'floating million-square-mile archipelagos' of plastic. The most concentrated areas in the ocean have more than five pounds per square mile, all of which is piling up right in the middle of important migration areas for much of our marine life, including sea turtle species. The result is astonishing. At LMC researchers find everything from old balloons in the stomach of baby sea turtles to plastic straws lodged in nostrils. Even small, almost microscopic pieces of plastic do just as much damage. Sherman, a baby Hawksbill turtle currently being treated at the center was found on the beach suffering from CDS. After extracting many tiny pieces of plastic from his stomach, Sherman was moved to a private tank where he is being observed. Sadly, for reasons unknown as of yet to the LMC team, Sherman is still far from optimal health. His flippers don't all seem to be working, leaving him in a docile state most of the time and unable to feed or fend for himself. The LMC team is doing everything they can to find out what is wrong, but anticipate a long, slow recovery process.

 Eautis - chronically debilitated loggerhead turtle sponsored for rehabilitation by  Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

Eautis - chronically debilitated loggerhead turtle sponsored for rehabilitation by Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

 Eautis post treatment being put back into one of the rehabilitation pools

Eautis post treatment being put back into one of the rehabilitation pools

 Eautis getting some much needed fresh air post treatment at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Eautis getting some much needed fresh air post treatment at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center

GROUNDBREAKING DEVELOPMENTS

LMC is one of about 230 centers around the world doing their best to treat sick turtles and return them to the wild, however treating animals like Eautis and Sherman can be tricky. Until a few years ago, rescue centers had limited rehabilitation methods for sea turtles. Feeding tubes that are used to encourage nutrition for marine animals often don't work where digestive issues from items like plastic exist. Similarly, where IV treatments work wonders for land animals, these treatments require a slow delivery over a 24 hour period, and marine life can't be out of water that long. This meant limited options for rehabilitation, leading to mortality rates as high as 70 percent.

Fortunately, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center's Research and Rehabilitation team is led by the world's best sea turtle doctor, Dr. Charles Manire. Dr. Charles, as he is affectionately called at the Center, led his team in an experimental rehabilitation method where the turtles would receive an extremely fast-tracked session of IV nutrient feeding. The approach is called total parenteral nutrition, and allows the sea turtles to receive complete nutrition in fluid form in just one hour. The treatment, which is made up of a 2 ounce mixture containing amino acids, fatty acids and sugars, is custom for each species and has reduced mortality rates from 99 percent to just 10 percent!

Turtles at the Center receive the IV treatment twice daily. After a few treatments, most of the sea turtles at LMC regain enough strength to begin eating their usual diet of solid food again. With regained strength and a clean digestive system, the turtles are then returned to the open ocean.

Last year, Dr. Charles published a book of his important findings called Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation. The 5,000 page book, which took Dr. Charles five years to complete, is a breakthrough in the field of sea turtle rehabilitation, and for the Center’s recognition as a leading authority in sea turtle rehabilitation, research and education. Importantly, his book will help educate marine life veterinarians around the world understand his method on saving the lives of sea turtles suffering from CDS.

 Pieces of a balloon extracted from a sea turtle that was treated at the center

Pieces of a balloon extracted from a sea turtle that was treated at the center

 Sherman trying to swim in a rehabilitation pool at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Sherman trying to swim in a rehabilitation pool at Loggerhead Marinelife Center

 Examples of manmade products that have been extracted from a sea turtles at the center

Examples of manmade products that have been extracted from a sea turtles at the center

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: A CRUCIAL FIRST STEP

While LMC has formulated a groundbreaking system to help the sea turtles, CDS and digestive problems for wildlife due to consumption of garbage is a much larger issue. Earlier this year LMC announced a new partnership with oceanfront retreat Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa to better protect Palm Beach’s glistening beaches that attract guests – and sea turtles – from around the globe. As part of the initiative, the resort's alfresco dining space Breeze Ocean Kitchen will offer locally-produced Due South Brewery’s “Lagerhead” Beer (a portion of proceeds will be donated back to LMC), on-site restaurants won't automatically offer plastic straws, children staying at the resort are welcomed with a stuffed sea turtle toy and information on preserving our beaches and oceans, and Club Level guests can enjoy educational sea turtle programs in January, February and March (leading up to nesting season).

"We use a straw for 15 seconds and throw it out. It’s then around for 100 years, and a lot of them end up in our oceans," said Lighton. LMC is working with nearly every resort in Palm Beach County to either switch to paper straws or not auto-deliver straws unless they are specifically requested by a guest.

 PBSD Editor, Jessica Fontaine Swift with Loggerhead Marinelife Center President & CEO, Jack Lighton

PBSD Editor, Jessica Fontaine Swift with Loggerhead Marinelife Center President & CEO, Jack Lighton

Other resorts are joining in as well. Though the Four Seasons Palm Beach will be is closed this summer for major renovations, staff members are volunteering at Loggerhead Marinelife Center to lend a hand. The Breakers also acknowledged the issue, and switched to paper straws over a year ago, setting the tone for other resorts like Jupiter Beach Resort and the Singer Island Marriott who followed suit.

We all have a duty to protect our oceans. Even small efforts really add up, and switching from plastic to paper straws and reducing our carbon footprint is just the first step. According the Jack Lighton, the two best things we as a community can do is educate ourselves about these precious animals and try to reduce our own waste. LMC has several family friendly experiences going on through summer, and offer twice daily tours. Locals and tourists can also join a community beach clean up effort called "Turtle Tuesday" being put on by LMC and the Worth Avenue Association (WAA). Join in the second Tuesday of June, July, September and October from 5:00 - 7:00pm to help clean our beaches. The location changes each month. Check the WAA website for further details at www.worth-avenue.com/event/turtle-tuesday-beach-cleanup. Supplies and refreshments are provided


LMC IS CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING 2018 HOLIDAYS:

New Years Day: Monday, January 1st – (Closing at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve)
Easter: Sunday, April 1st
Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 22nd
Christmas Day: Tuesday, December 25th – (Closing at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

LMC WILL CLOSE EARLY FOR SPECIAL EVENTS HELD ON CAMPUS:

• TurtleFest: Friday, March 23rd
• TurtleWeen: Friday, October 19th
• Go Blue Awards Sponsor’s Reception: October, TBA

LOGGERHEAD MARINELIFE CENTER

14200 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida
561-627-8280
info@marinelife.org

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday*: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday*: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday*: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour de Florida with Palm Beach Social Diary & EatPalmBeach

We had the honor of working alongside Cristyle Egitto of EatPalmBeach in hosting a culinary collaboration like nothing we've ever done before. Incrporating a number of local brands, we carefully helped to orchestrate collaborative opportunities, resulting in a meticulously put together dinner soiree for 32 special guests.

Local brands, influencers and media enjoyed a unique interactive event where guests got to taste, touch and experience a five course menu prepared by nearly 20 local businesses, including a private chef, local meat purveyor, seafood company, floral expert, and retail businesses. The result was nothing short of amazing. Chef Chris Marshall of Hampton Forks worked alongside Bush Brothers Co to carefully create a Florida themed menu, which was complimented by an array of delicious and unique wines paired by the Vine Post. Our beautiful tablescape also offered an opportunity for local businesses to work together, including Atlas Event Rentals and Pioneer Linens for the gorgeous tablescape, Flower & Fringe for florals, McMow Art Glass who created take home coasters for the group, and Alaina's Bake Shoppe Café, who put together adorable pineapple cookies as place cards. Even our raw first course of oysters and delicious Proper Ice Cream pavlova sundae bar were complimented by sparkling and dessert wines provided by the Vine Post, served on beautiful marble plated from Atlas Event Rentals.

     Jessica Fontaine Swift, Cristyle Egitto and Leah Logue.  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Jessica Fontaine Swift, Cristyle Egitto and Leah Logue.

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Florida Bay Oysters - Raw First Course  Group Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Florida Bay Oysters - Raw First Course

    Group Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     John Moore, Black Coral Rum Mixing the Florida Themed Welcome Drink  Group Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    John Moore, Black Coral Rum Mixing the Florida Themed Welcome Drink

    Group Photo: Nick Mele Photography

    The delectable 'Tour de Florida' five course menu consisted of the following:

    • Florida Bay Raw Oysters + Champagne
    • Pork Belly with Guava BBQ, Cracked Conch and Smoked Plantain
    • Confit Rabbit with Rough Mustard Parisienne Gnochi, English Peas, Cured Chorizo and Hazelnut Crumb
    • Wagyu Strip with Florida Lobster Celery Root Remoulade, Papaya Piquillo Romesco and Creamy White Sweet Potato
    • Proper Ice Cream Pavlova Sundae Bar
     Hors d'rouvres by Hampton Forks  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Hors d'rouvres by Hampton Forks

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Tablescape with Atlas Event Rentals, Pioneer Linens, Flower & Fringe and McMow Art Glass  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Tablescape with Atlas Event Rentals, Pioneer Linens, Flower & Fringe and McMow Art Glass

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     The Vine Post - Champagne on Ice  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    The Vine Post - Champagne on Ice

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

    The outstanding local brands who participated in the event include:

    • Alaina’s Bake Shoppe & Cafe
    • Atlas Party Rentals
    • Black Coral Rum
    • Bush Brothers
    • Dreamallows
    • Florida Bay Oysters
    • Flower & Fringe
    • Hampton Forks
    • Kendra Scott Palm Beach
    • Loggerhead Marinelife Center
    • Lydia Marie Elizabeth Paintings
    • McMow Art Glass
    • Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice
    • Nick Mele Photography 
    • Pioneer Linens
    • Proper Ice Cream
    • Strong Boalt
    • The Vine Post
    • Whole Foods Palm Beach
     Menu and Cookie Place Card by Alaina's Bake Shoppe Café  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Menu and Cookie Place Card by Alaina's Bake Shoppe Café

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Chef Chris Marshall of Hampton Forks  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Chef Chris Marshall of Hampton Forks

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Confit Rabbit with Rough Mustard Parisienne Gnochi, English Peas, Cured Chorizo and Hazelnut Crumb  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Confit Rabbit with Rough Mustard Parisienne Gnochi, English Peas, Cured Chorizo and Hazelnut Crumb

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

    During dinner, Loggerhead Marinelife Center President and CEO, Jack Lighton, discussed how the center is a leading authority in sea turtle education, research and rehabilitation locally and internationally, and the incredible impact it has on our community and ecosystem. Guests were given turtle adoption certificates and plush eco-friendly turtle stuffed animals to take home.

     
     Jack Lighton, Loggerhead Marinelife Center  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Jack Lighton, Loggerhead Marinelife Center

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     

    Among our number included Jayne Chase, Editor in Chief of Modern Luxury Palm Beach, Mary Murray and Liz Petoniak, Managing Editor and Senior Editor (respectfully) of Palm Beach Illustrated, Krystian von Speidel, Editor of Palm Beach Post Notables, Marcus Cohen, Producer of Channel 25 News, Donna Lewis, Editor of the Palm Beacher and Jupiter Magazine, as well as local influencers, including Angela Ledford Cruz, Skye Sherman, Elizabeth Lewis, Holland Smith, Nick Mele, Kerry Shorr, Alyson Seligman, Aaron Warmus and Briana Beaty.

     Donna and Larry Lewis, Jessica Fontaine Swift, Cristyle Egitto  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Donna and Larry Lewis, Jessica Fontaine Swift, Cristyle Egitto

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Trent Swift, Scott Carey, Krystian Von Speidel, Nick Mele and Andrew Egitto dressed by Strong Boalt with Ashlee Albert  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Trent Swift, Scott Carey, Krystian Von Speidel, Nick Mele and Andrew Egitto dressed by Strong Boalt with Ashlee Albert

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Kerry Shorr and Jack Lighton  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Kerry Shorr and Jack Lighton

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

    After dinner, guests were invited back inside for an interactive pavlova sundae par courtesy of local ice cream purveyor, Proper Ice Cream. The impressive display included flavors like pistachio, chocolate, and strawberry topped with crushed hazelnut and caramel. The always delicious Dreamallows provided an adorable parting gift in the shape of a fluffy pineapple to round off the evening.

    It was truly inspiring to see the enthusiasm and generous contributions from such esteemed local brands, collaborating to make our vision a reality. We’re honored to have hosted such a wonderful evening alongside a list of brands we truly adore, and want to thank all of them from the bottom of our hearts for participating in such a unique and fun event.

     Proper Ice Cream Pavlova Sundae Bar  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Proper Ice Cream Pavlova Sundae Bar

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Holland Smith and Alyson Seligman  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Holland Smith and Alyson Seligman

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

     Dreamallows Parting Gift  Photo:  Nick Mele Photography

    Dreamallows Parting Gift

    Photo: Nick Mele Photography

    Flamingling at the Palm Beach Zoo

    If you haven't heard, about a year ago the Palm Beach Zoo introduced a new program called Animal Experiences. These amazing encounters are offered every day at the zoo and you can mix and mingle with some of the cutest animals in the park such as koalas, sloths, tortoises and flamingos! Last week we had the opportunity to participate in the intimate encounter, and fell in love with these majestic tropical birds.

    The impressive Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has carefully put together a 45 minute, intimate encounter with the flamingo keepers, who are on hand to tell you everything you need to know about these Chilean beauties. Upon entering the Flamingo area zoo staff explain how best to get acquainted with the birds first. It's a great time to take some snaps of the flamingos, who are active, fun and genuinely curious about you! They're beautiful pink colors are breathtaking, and it was easy to see that each bird has its own unique personality. During this initial session we learned plenty of fun facts about the flamingos from the keepers who care for them daily, such as how often they need their wings clipped, how long they've been with the zoo, what they eat, how they sleep and so much more!

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    After your initial meet and greet, the team invites you to take the flamingos on a walk. You heard us correctly! This is possibly the cutest thing we've ever done - and your chance to become a real part of the flock. Heading out in a single file line, you take a tour of some of the grounds. We were surprised by how fast the birds travel! Their long legs take great strides, which we later found out is because they know they're headed for snack time! To add to the fun, the team explained that the flamingos natural rival, a breathtakingly stunning swan, makes sure to swim over as the flamingos pass, puff out his chest and showcase as many beautiful feathers as he can. Once we got to the midway point on the walk, we stopped to watch the graceful birds graze in cups of water filled with food before heading back to the flamingo pen.

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    The final leg of the experience is the most interactive. You're invited to feed the flamingos, the best opportunity to get the perfect shot with your new feathered friend. As flamingos are water birds, you're given small cups of water filled of algae loaded with beta carotene, an organic chemical. Interestingly, we learned that this is where their pink color comes from! The algae contains the reddish-orange pigment from the beta carotene, which is also present in many plants, but especially in tomatoes, spinach, pumpkins, sweet potato and, of course, carrots. Due to the sheer amount they consume (for these guys, 100% of their diet), the coloring comes out in their feathers.

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    If you've never been up close and personal with these gorgeous pink birds, this is an opportunity you should not miss. The experience takes place daily at 12:15pm and is suitable for guests 5 years of age or older. Participants 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18+. The cost is just $30 for zoo members ($35 for non-members), and there is maximum of 6 people allowed per encounter, which require prior registration and admission. For more information, visit www.palmbeachzoo.org/flamingo-experience.

    About the Palm Beach Zoo:

    Located in West Palm Beach, the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society houses more than 550 animals and 190 species (many endangered) in several beautifully-created habitats. Visitors move freely from area to area, moving from Central American ruins to rainforests to woodlands. The zoo creates a natural atmosphere where the animals are at home and visitors get to feel what it is like to see them in their natural environments. An interactive fountain acts as a hub for the zoo and provides fun water play for the kids. 

    Ladies Luncheon at Café Boulud for Aethern

     
     {Photo: Basia Hamilton, Countess Diane De La Begassiere, Frances Shelton, Ava Roosevelt,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Basia Hamilton, Countess Diane De La Begassiere, Frances Shelton, Ava Roosevelt, Chasin A Dream Photography}

     

    Last Monday, Palm Beach Social Diary joined 80 lovely ladies at Café Boulud for a fabulous lunch hosted by television personality, Katlean de Monchy, where we learned about Aethern, an advanced drinkable skincare program.

     {Photo: Abili Falcó i Buixeda,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Abili Falcó i Buixeda, Chasin A Dream Photography}

     {Photo: Katlean de Monchy,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Katlean de Monchy, Chasin A Dream Photography}

    Among the attendees was Ava Roosevelt, Countess Diane de la Begassiere, Jayne Chase (editor-in chief of Modern Luxury Palm Beach), Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Martha Greenwald, Andrea Stark, Fran Weissler (Tony Award winning theatrical producer), Anka Palitz (board member of American Ballet Theater), Katherine Davis and Cristina Coleman (board member of the Museum of the City of New York). in addition to local beauty influencers Janice Worth, president of Anushka Spa & Salon at Cityplace and Daniela Dadurian, M.D., an antiaging specialist and the medical director of MD Beauty Labs.

     {Photo: Paloma Altbart, Christina Coleman and Gloria Porcella,  Chasin A Dream Photography

    {Photo: Paloma Altbart, Christina Coleman and Gloria Porcella, Chasin A Dream Photography

     {Photo: Darlene Grace, Sharon O’Neil, Martha Greenwald and Ana Abel,  Chasin A Dream Photography

    {Photo: Darlene Grace, Sharon O’Neil, Martha Greenwald and Ana Abel, Chasin A Dream Photography

     {Photo: Amy Kamin, Sydney Sadick, Carol Anderson, and Carole Seligson,  Chasin A Dream Photography } 

    {Photo: Amy Kamin, Sydney Sadick, Carol Anderson, and Carole Seligson, Chasin A Dream Photography

     {Photo: Carole Seligson, Anka Palitz and Fran Weissler,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Carole Seligson, Anka Palitz and Fran Weissler, Chasin A Dream Photography}

    Aethern founder, Abili Falcó i Buixeda, and Joe Gubernick (former CMO of Estée Lauder) presented the anti-aging product followed by a question and answer session. Guests were treated to a 28-day supply of Aethern, the drinkable anti-aging blend that delivers perfectly formulated nutrition for more beautiful and radiant skin. This European formula contains a proprietary blend of Mediterranean Polyphenols to give the skin true radiance. The maximum bioavailability of the actives ensures optimal absorption and utilization by the body, for a more effective action. 

     {Photo: Abili Falco i Buixeda and Paola Bacchini,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Abili Falco i Buixeda and Paola Bacchini, Chasin A Dream Photography}

     {Photo: Julie Hayek and Suzy Anderson,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Julie Hayek and Suzy Anderson, Chasin A Dream Photography}

    Aethern provides all critical nutrients in one drinkable dose! The active ingredients include hyaluronic acid, bioactive collagen peptides, astaxanthin, and silicon, providing hydration, elasticity and antioxidants to regenerate skin. Other key ingredients include magnesium, beta-carotene, zinc, calcium, vitamin E, lutein, and selenium. Among users of Aethern includes Academy Award and Golden Globe winner, Cate Blanchett. 

    Ladies learned about the product while enjoying a gourmet lunch and bottomless rosé. The menu consisted of a colorful beet and endive salad topped with goat cheese and grapefruit, pan seared salmon with citrus beurre blanc, and fresh berries under lime sorbet. A divine lunch in the company of inspiring ladies.

     {Photo: Leila Gregory, Laetitia Han and Martha Greenwald,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Leila Gregory, Laetitia Han and Martha Greenwald, Chasin A Dream Photography}

     {Photo: Ludmila Kalinina and Dr. Daniela Dadurian,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Ludmila Kalinina and Dr. Daniela Dadurian, Chasin A Dream Photography}

    MORE ABOUT AETHERN

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    {Photo: Aethern}

    Because Aethern is a formula that is imbibed internally, it works on skin from head to toe. The product, billed as “beauty from within” has been clinically tested in the United States by Dermatology Consulting Services, led by D. Zoe Draelos MD, PA, on a group of 70 women aged 40 to 59 over the course of 12 weeks. It was proven to enhance skin hydration and elasticity and improve skin regeneration, collagen density, and smoothness. It has also been shown to prevent sunburn and increase radiance.  

    Katlean De Monchy discovered Aethern ten weeks ago and was so impressed by the nutraceutical that she approached the company about sharing her discovery with other women. “I’m always looking for the next big thing and I believe that Aethern will revolutionize the beauty industry. My skin feels like it did when I was 35,” said De Monchy. 

     {Photo: Joe Gubernick, Katlean De Monchy and Abili Falco,  Chasin A Dream Photography }

    {Photo: Joe Gubernick, Katlean De Monchy and Abili Falco, Chasin A Dream Photography}

    Palm Beach Social Diary Does MOKE AMERICA

    There's a new way to get around town, and it's more fun and stylish than anything we could have dreamt of. Last year the auto manufacturer, British Motor Corporation, introduced its iconic open-aire beach cruiser to the US market for the first time, and Palm Beach Social Diary had the pleasure of giving it a spin around town for a weekend. The MOKE is a 20th-century version of a collectible car that has been reinvented for modern use, complete with 21st-century green-friendly electric power. This adorable beach cruiser is quickly becoming a symbol of fun in the sun, and the new electric version is only available in the US.

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    The MOKE, which was originally invented for the use of the British army in the late 1950s, quickly became a cultural touch point with celebrities like Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret, Emperor Rosko and the Beach Boys went crazy for their fun style. Created by Alec Issigonis, the father of the original Austin Mini design, the concept for the Moke was such that it could be combat ready and open-air. The idea was for a car to be parachuted from the skies. Today, however, it is used more as a fashionable joy ride vehicle complete with more legroom, expanded trunk space, and an amazing bluetooth ready sound system.

    This is the first time the MOKE has been available in the US - and we couldn't me more thrilled about it! Using all American parts, everything from the the glass, to the seat belts, tires and even the batteries are made here in the US. The easy-to-drive, street legal beach cruiser is fully electric and charges quickly just by plugging it into the wall! It gets up to 25 miles per hour, has lights for twilight and evening cruise driving, and even a detachable Bimini top with sidings, making it the ideal way to cruise around Palm Beach. This instant classic car is truly one-of-a-kind. With zero emissions, a full recharge in just eight hours, and a 40 miles range, you’ll be the talk of the town.

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    While there aren't many dealers here in the states yet, we do have one right here in Palm Beach! Palm Beach Garage is the only MOKE dealer in all of Palm Beach County, and one of the few in the country. Stop by any time and ask for Jason to test drive the adorable MOKE. This amazingly fun and versatile car is offered in a range of fun colors and customizable options. Tell them Palm Beach Social Diary sent you. We hope you have as much fun driving the MOKE as we did!

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    Blogger Brunch Hosted by Bravo TV'S Lauren Wirkus at The Circle

     
     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

     

    Palm Beach Social Diary had the honor of attending The Circle's exclusive bottomless brunch featuring Bravo TV's Summer House star, Lauren Wirkus at a massive social media meet up on February 24. The event "50 Shades of Blogging" was an invitation only interactive brunch, with a bounty of bites, beverages, and bloggers.

    Designed by the fabulous celebrity event planners Sean Koski and Brian Kelly of Ticket2Events and co-owner of The Circle Lauren Leaderhouse, guests were treated to delectable food from Potions in Motions while sipping on an endless supply of rosé provided by Villa Riviera and signature cocktails provided by Starr Rum. Upon taking their seats at the sprawling 50 foot table provided by Atlas Event Rentals, guests were greeted with beautifully boxed jewelry from Kendra Scott.

     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions, Kendra Scott}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions, Kendra Scott}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions; Starr Rum}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions; Starr Rum}

    Co-host of the event, Big Kid Problems creator Sarah Merrill along with Rosé Season creator and also co-host of the event, Sarah Billstein was on site to personally showcase the rosé lifestyle with an exclusive pop-up shop featuring rosé themed items. Guests were invited to shop at other exclusive pop-up shops including Trina Turk, iShine 365, Uwila Warrior, Kon-Dor Handbags, Whiskers Laces, and XOXO Pink Karma.

     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    An onsite “beauty bar” was complimentary to all invited guests and included hair touchups by ShearLuck Salon, and nail polish changes by Emilie Heathe via Allure by The Sea Day Spa. Even the bloggers car’s received the royal treatment, as Washé was onsite with their on-demand car washing system. Guests were able to maintain their energy thanks to Fro Pro snack bars.

     {Photo: Concha Solutions; Palm Beach Social Diary with Lauren Wirkus}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions; Palm Beach Social Diary with Lauren Wirkus}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions; left to right: Sarah Billstein, Sarah Merrill, Lauren Wirkus}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions; left to right: Sarah Billstein, Sarah Merrill, Lauren Wirkus}

    Influencers and bloggers in attendance at The Circle Presents: 50 Shades of Bloggin’ included: Lauren Wirkus, @BigKidProblems, @RoseSeason, @llscene, @pbsocialdiary, @WillWorkForFashion_ @tinseldot, @KierMellour, @Mdc_Etta, @letsbemomfriends, @palleriniproclaims, @brokersandbags, @laurenleaderhouse, @Seankoskii, @theconfusedmil and so much more! The event overall had a combined following of over 2.5 million!  

     {Photo: Concha Solutions, Palm Beach Social Diary with local social media influencers; left to right: @sessionsstyle, @aprilgolightly, @angelacruztube, @pelleriniproclaimes}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions, Palm Beach Social Diary with local social media influencers; left to right: @sessionsstyle, @aprilgolightly, @angelacruztube, @pelleriniproclaimes}

     {Photo: Palm Beach Social Diary editor Jessica Fontaine Swift}

    {Photo: Palm Beach Social Diary editor Jessica Fontaine Swift}

    All influencers who were in attendance received a gift bag valued at $1,250 which included products from: Light Stim, Washé, Starr Rum, Sipp Organic, Boxed Water, CocoFloss, The Style Club LA, iShine 365, Trina Turk, + more. Sponsorships included: Atlas Event Rentals, Potions in Motion, Washé, Starr Rum, Boxed Water, Trina Turk, Mr. Turk, Apricot Lane, Light Stim, Waiakae, Fro Pro.

    About The Circle:

    The Circle is a revolutionary way to shop and be social located in Delray Beach. The Circle hosts events monthly to showcase the latest brands that have a pop-up shop in their space.  For additional information visit thecircle@findthecircle.com or pop in at 62 SE 6th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483.

     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions, Lauren Wirkus at The Circle}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions, Lauren Wirkus at The Circle}

     {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    {Photo: Concha Solutions}

    All photos by Concha Solutions, to view additional images visit findthecircle.com/eventphotos

     

     

    Feeling Spritely After Citrus Salon & Spa

    We absolutely adore the Palm Beach high season over at Palm Beach Social Diary, but balancing a full work schedule with the rotating nightly gala routine can definitely take its tole. At these times, we find it's best to carve out an hour or so for some serous R&R. Last week we stopped by Citrus Salon & Spa in West Palm Beach on the famed Antique Row to put some pep back in our step!

      Citrus Salon & Spa  - Call and mention "PBSD" for 10% off!

    Citrus Salon & Spa - Call and mention "PBSD" for 10% off!

    Citrus Salon & Spa is housed in an absolutely adorable cottage that is both across from Table 26, and adjacent to Serenity Garden Tea House - a triple helping of PBSD favorites! Tina and her staff of amazing and hard working ladies were friendly and welcoming, and we had a great time chatting with them about services and what to expect. A salon and spa combined, Citrus has some of the best hair stylists in town and everyone we know stops in regularly for top notch coloring, cuts and hair-do's's. For a full list of Cirtus Salon & Spa services, visit them on Facebook here!

    The salon itself has a retro 60's feel to it, complete with excitable women who all seem to know each other from a decade of loyal service. Upon entering we found ourselves engulfed in delicious citrus smells and a buzzy atmosphere. The vibrant salon was full with chatty women exchanging beauty tips between hair washing stations and the nail bar, while others sat around comfortable couches sipping espresso or nibbling on delicious salads or sandwiches from the Tea House while waiting for their highlights to set in.

    Behind this bustling salon lies an oasis of relaxation. After checking in, we were escorted back for our first service; a 60 minute massage with Trish Fackler, a 17 year Massage Therapist/Aesthetician veteran with the perfect touch. Though the busy salon up front was full of energy and chatter, we were surprised to find that the padded doors of the spa rooms the lay beyond erased any trace of it. The all white room was immaculately clean and the heated massage bed was most welcome to our aching muscles. Trish briefly explained where we can put our things and asked a series of questions so that she could understand how to best provide the massage.

    Using a mixture of techniques, Trish set in with all natural jojoba oil, starting with the neck and back. Her study of Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Sports, Reflexology, and Aromatherapy allows her to customize every massage experience, targeting each muscle in need for the ideal outcome. Almost immediately, Trish targeted strained muscles and began her magic. Having experienced massages at spas around the world including the famed Bliss Spa at W Hotels from New York City to Barcelona, Four Seasons Resorts and just about every local spa that comes to mind, we know how difficult it can be to find a masseuse that strikes the perfect balance of comfort while getting those pesky knots out of your muscles. Trish's years of experience were apparent as she worked from the back to arms and legs before wrapping up the hour-long session with a gentle head massage.

    The 60 minute full body massage left us feeling refreshed and rejuvenated - just what we needed after a long month of women's empowerment campaigns and galas galore! We were then escorted to another clean and cool all white room for our facial with Heather Halladay. Born and raised in a Ft. Lauderdale, Heather has worked in the beauty industry for over 40 years. Like Trish, Heather specializes in creating customized facial experiences to suit each individual client's concerns and needs. She also helps to educate clients on how to take care of their skin in conjuction with salon treatments to achieve their best results.

    Our facial started with a blueberry and paprika detox from the line of Hungarian made Eminence organic skincare products. Full of antioxidants from the blueberries, the mixture works to bring out oxygen under the skin. Combined with paprika, the detox cream brings blood flow back to surface, which helps to encourage new skin growth and rejuvenation. The mixture does tingle as it works to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, though if you’ve ever had a chemical peel it’s nothing in comparison! While we enjoyed the light heat setting in, Heather moved to our feet and legs, performing a light massage before applying heated slippers.

    Next came the exfoliant step. Per our skin care needs, Heather chose strawberry rhubarb dermafoliant with rice powder and lactic acid and gently massaged the exfoliant into the skin. We enjoyed the delicious fruity scent while the product worked to remove dead skin cells, all the while cleansing and tightening pores. Before the next step in our facial, a heated blue lamp treatment of deep pore cleaning, Heather applied a warm towel over the eyes. Quietly and gently, she diligently worked on those difficult-to-reach areas of skin, like that around the nose.

    Before long, she was cleansing the skin and applying a pink grapefruit clarifying masque. As she did with the detox formula, while the mask set in Heather got to work on massaging your arms and hands, again using a luxurious lotion and this time, heated mittens. The pink grapefruit clarifying masque is loaded with lactic and salicylic acids, and is gentle enough to be used everyday. Its the best selling product at Citrus Salon & Spa, and we made sure to grab a jar on our way out!

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    Both the massage and facial left us with a feeling of walking on clouds. It was the perfect combination for some much needed R&R away from  our hectic and busy lives. On the whole, we thought Citrus Salon & Spa was par with so many of the well known spas in the area, but at a greatly reduced rate! Call them to enjoy a range of special offerings including a package of 6 massages for a 20% off and 10% off a gift card for a full facial and 60 minute massage duo. You will also get 10% off any first time service by mentioning "PBSD". So go on, sit back, relax and take care of YOU!

    Citrus Salon & Spa, 800 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | (561) 833-4711

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    2018 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gala

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2018 black-tie gala, WILD, at The Breakers Palm Beach drew 500 guests, selling out one of the most talked about events of the season.  Supporters were wined, dined, and entertained among the sights and wonders of a sultry savanna while raising $832,000 to support LLS’s mission to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and families in Palm Beach County. 

     {Pictured: Christopher & Jennifer Harris. Photo:  CAPEHART Photography }

    {Pictured: Christopher & Jennifer Harris. Photo: CAPEHART Photography}

    Gala Chairmen Carissa & Nicholas Coniglio, Host Committee Chairmen Cameron & Jeff Preston and Tricia & Richard Rendina, and Junior Chairmen Allegra & Calixto Garcia-Velez IV ensured every moment of the event was a feast for the eyes and appetites.  Painted animal models posed with guests for photos during cocktail hour, and the ballroom was decked with wild game prints and greenery creating a high-end safari feel for the gourmet dinner and live music by “The Clique” and DJ Nick Flash that followed.

     {Pictured: Allegra & Calixto Garcia-Velez IV. Photo:  CAPEHART Photography }

    {Pictured: Allegra & Calixto Garcia-Velez IV. Photo: CAPEHART Photography}

     {Pictured: Janice & Peter Brock. Photo:  CAPEHART Photography }

    {Pictured: Janice & Peter Brock. Photo: CAPEHART Photography}

     {Pictured: Jeff & Cameron Preston. Photo:  CAPEHART Photography }

    {Pictured: Jeff & Cameron Preston. Photo: CAPEHART Photography}

    Supporters who brought an untamable enthusiasm for the event included Grand Benefactor Lighthouse Partners, Janice & Peter Brock, Ethel & Bernie Garil, Jennifer & Christopher Harris, Erin & Sean McGould, Tommy Morrison, Whitney & Scott Perkins, Marjorie Rendina, and Lauree & Robert Simmons.

    View more event images here.

    Party for a Purpose at The White Party

     
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    What better way to raise money (and look chic while doing so) than to party for a purpose at The White Party, benefitting Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation and Jupiter-Tequesta Athletic Associastion (JTAA). On February 17, the 10th rendition of The White Party will be entertaining 500 local professionals, celebrities, and socialites alike in a sea of white. Hosted by local orthodontist and philanthropist, Dr. Scott Meier, The White Party is aiming to raise over $100,000 at Club Meier, Meier's private waterfront residence in Tequesta.

     {Photo: The Nicklaus Family with Dr. Scott Meier, The White Party}

    {Photo: The Nicklaus Family with Dr. Scott Meier, The White Party}

    This year, the event is serving up the best in bites, beverages, and entertainment for party goers. The lavish lineup includes a food village offering Lynora's, Hog Snappers, Bolay, Salute Market, The Cooper, Big Apple Pizza, and Stadium Grill. Drinks will be flowing all evening compliments of Perfect Vodka, Tequesta Brewing Company, Twisted Trunk Brewing, and Pumphouse Coffee Roasters. Guests will enjoy live music and dancing as they meet and mingle, and sip and socialize. Performances include Joe Bachman and The Party (who've shared a stage with Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line), and the Violinist Group, Sons of Mystro who play alongside DJ, Matt PaneGasser. 

    Silent auction and raffle prizes will contribute to the event's overall fundraising goal, and a designated VIP tent will feature hors d'oeuvres by Hampton Forks, a private bar, and other party perks. This event is definitely not to be missed! Join the editors of Palm Beach Social Diary and party for a purpose with us on February 17! The White Party is expected to sell out (VIP is already sold out!), so it's recommended to purchase tickets ASAP. For tickets and more information, visit https://thewhiteparty.ticketspice.com/the-white-party

    NICKLAUS CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION

    Jack and Barbara Nicklaus founded the Nicklaus Children's Health Care Foundation in 2004, in an effort to provide families access to world-class pediatric health care in their own communities. Collaborating with Nicklaus Children's Hospital and pediatric hospitals across the county, the Foundation has made a tremendous impact by supporting innovative programs focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of childhood illnesses.

    JUPITER-TEQUESTA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (JTAA)

    The JTAA was founded in 1967 providing youth sports programs to over 6500 families in Northern Palm Beach County. The organization offers athletic activities to local children and strives to help all participants develop strong, healthy bodies and minds; the highest type of sportsmanship, understanding of and respect for the rules; courage in defeat, modesty in victory, and become good citizens.

    PHOTOS FROM THE WHITE PARTY 2017

    2018 SPONSORS

    Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Andrew Wieseneck at awieseneck@yahoo.com for more information.

    Destination SOUL: Palm Beach

    For the past 17 days, Palm Beachers have gotten to experience the fitness craze that has taken the country by storm: SoulCycle. Only in Palm Beach until January 1, the exciting SoulCycle pop-up, Destination SOUL Palm Beach, is located at the Royal Poinciana Plaza, where we seem to find all of our favorite things lately. As fun loving locals with a flare for fitness, we would be remiss not to go and check it out. So, last week we decided to don our new Lilly Pulitzer Luxeletic apparel and went in to spin.

    The fabulously decorated SoulCycle pop-up studio has taken up its temporary residence at the old Royal Poinciana Playhouse box office. Complete with a fun wall of faux greenery, Palm Beach pink paint, black and white color blocks and of course, pink palm trees, Destination Soul: Palm Beach seemed right at home. The studio itself boasts 46 bikes and a small stage for the fitness instructor, who is more like a fitness DJ, as they each play tracks of their favorite up beat music and dance around the room, hopping on and off their own bike, working to keep spirits high.

    The staff were helpful and friendly, providing us with official SoulCycle shoes, SmartWater bottles for the class, and helpful information to get you started. Our class spanned 45 minutes and we loved every second! Our instructor was amazing at keeping us motivated, and in the end, it was one of the best workouts we've had in a long time.

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    Sadly, Destination Soul: Palm Beach will be leaving us tomorrow, January 1. While we're left hoping the SoulCycle pop-up was actually a test run on the Palm Beach market for a long-term set up, we enjoyed the opportunity to kick start our 2018 resolutions in style. All three of the closest SoulCycle studios to Palm Beach are located in Miami, however there are a few local studios you can check out if you missed the pop-up. Velocity Cycling Studio is located in downtown West Palm Beach, Momentum offers multiple spin classes each week in Palm Beach, and for our friends in the North End, check out Cycle Bar Palm Beach Gardens or KrankIt in the Jupiter/Tequesta area.

    Happy Spinning!

     Lilly Pulitzer  Luxeletic Anisa Tank Top  in Seasalt Blue

    Lilly Pulitzer Luxeletic Anisa Tank Top in Seasalt Blue

     Lilly Pulitzer  UPF 50+ Luxeletic 21" Weekender Cropped Pant  in Pink Sunset Royal Lime

    Lilly Pulitzer UPF 50+ Luxeletic 21" Weekender Cropped Pant in Pink Sunset Royal Lime

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     Lilly Pulitzer  Luxeletic Anisa Tank Top  in Pink Sunset

    Lilly Pulitzer Luxeletic Anisa Tank Top in Pink Sunset

     Lilly Pulitzer  UPF 50+ Luxeletic 26" Weekender Cropped Pant  in Bright Navy Sunset Safari Palms

    Lilly Pulitzer UPF 50+ Luxeletic 26" Weekender Cropped Pant in Bright Navy Sunset Safari Palms

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    RH WEST PALM BEACH VIP GRAND OPENING SOIRÉE

    Restoration Hardware's newest next-generation design gallery held its VIP grand opening last night in downtown West Palm Beach. The much anticipated event was a huge success, complete with several champagne bars, vodka and caviar pairings, a Florida stone crab raw bar, frosé garden with chandelier-clad pergolas, a-list celebrity appearances and a guest list a few thousand strong.

    The dramatic mansion was a stunning canvas for this event, offering four floors of stylish interior décor. Outside there were plenty of fire places in the Frosé Garden, which was overlooked by the many balconies on the western side of the building. Inside the gallery, which spans nearly 80,000 square feet, was buzzing with chatter as all of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach society mixed and mingled with the famous and fabulous.

    The guest list included Greg Norman, Stephen Ross, Matthew McConaughey, Karolina Korkova as well as several local notables including the DDA's Executive Director Raphael Clemente, Congresswoman Lois Frankel and West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner, Shanon Materio.

     {Pictured from left to right, West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner, Shanon Materio, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Director Raphael Clemente, Lois Clemente.}

    {Pictured from left to right, West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner, Shanon Materio, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Director Raphael Clemente, Lois Clemente.}

     {Congresswoman Lois Frankel and West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner, Shanon Materio.}

    {Congresswoman Lois Frankel and West Palm Beach District 5 Commissioner, Shanon Materio.}

     {Pictured from left to right, Leah Logue and Greg Norman.}

    {Pictured from left to right, Leah Logue and Greg Norman.}

     {Pictured from left to right, Cristyle Egitto from Eat Palm Beach, Jessica Fontaine Swift}

    {Pictured from left to right, Cristyle Egitto from Eat Palm Beach, Jessica Fontaine Swift}

    The store, called RH West Palm Beach, officially opened to the public today (Sunday, November 19th) at 11:00am at its 560 Okeechobee Boulevard location. The one-of-a-kind rooftop space, boasting a top floor restaurant, wine vaults complete with tasting rooms, adjacent pantry and espresso bar. 

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     Kendra Scott  Leandra Shoulder Duster Earrings  In Brass

    Kendra Scott Leandra Shoulder Duster Earrings In Brass

     Band of Gypsies Romantic Fringed Velvet  Burnout Midi Dress

    Band of Gypsies Romantic Fringed Velvet Burnout Midi Dress

     Alicia  Adjustable Chain Bracelet  In Brass
     This Gucci clutch is sold out. Our new favorite  Gucci clutch is here

    This Gucci clutch is sold out. Our new favorite Gucci clutch is here

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     Sondra Roberts  Metal Mesh Clutch

    Sondra Roberts Metal Mesh Clutch

     h:ours  Avery Dress  in Rainbow

    h:ours Avery Dress in Rainbow

     David Yurman  Albion Ring With Morganite , Diamonds And 18K Rose Gold

    David Yurman Albion Ring With Morganite, Diamonds And 18K Rose Gold

     Schutz  Enida Heel

    Schutz Enida Heel

    Habitat for Humanity Gala

    Join Habitat for Humanity on Friday, November 3 at The Breakers, Palm Beach. The evening will feature a cocktail hour in the Mediterranean Ballroom, followed by a three-course oceanfront fine dining experience in the Venetian Ballroom. Guests will enjoy an open bar, live/silent auctions, dancing and non-stop high energy LED performances. 

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    This Annual black-tie Gala is Habitat's largest fundraising event of the year and is chaired by Emily Pantelides. Honorary Chairs are Dale and Cathy Hedrick and International Chair is Herme de Wyman Miro. 

    Proceeds help Habitat further its mission of assisting local lower-income families to achieve the dream of home ownership. Your attendance will make a difference in the success of the event and in furthering Habitat's work in our community.

    You can purchase tickets here!

    HUGE thank you to Kendra Scott for styling each look with their stunning statement pieces. We are in love with the gorgeous store in the Gardens mall (and the amazing women who run it!), complete with a design bar, home accessories, and of course, champagne! Each Kendra Scott piece is intricately and artfully designed from edgy to elegant. The custom Design Lab allows you to create personalized jewelry for any and every occasion. From bridesmaid accessories to game day attire, the options and color combinations are endless. 

    Stuck on what to wear? Here are a few fabulous ideas:

    Blushing Beauty

    This blush gown by Lovers + Friends is romantic and chic. We chose heirloom inspired accessories to create a glamorous, 'old Hollywood' look. The Glenda Statement Earrings are absolutely stunning, featuring elegant stones interlaced with intricate crystal accents. With the plunging neckline, we wanted a subtle Y necklace to compliment the earrings. The lovely and understated Lucielle Y Necklace in Crystal Ivory Illusion is a delicate yet statement-making. The details combine with hammered stone faceting to create a show-stopping piece that can be layered or worn on its own to spotlight its artful elements. We finished the look with the classic Elyse Double Band Cocktail Ring.

     Kendra Scott Glenda Statement Earrings

    Kendra Scott Glenda Statement Earrings

     Kendra Scott Lucielle Gold Y Necklace

    Kendra Scott Lucielle Gold Y Necklace

     Kendra Scott Elyse Double Band Ring

    Kendra Scott Elyse Double Band Ring

     
     Lovers + Friends Xael   Gown

    Lovers + Friends Xael Gown

     
    Sexy & Sophisticated

    If black is more your color, this Jay Godfrey Bell Gown might be just the ticket. We paired the fierce and fun Bette Silver Statement Necklace in Pyrite that works well with the high neckline of the Jay Godfrey LBD. This gorgeous necklace features cascading stones in a myriad of shapes, crystal accents, and an adjustable closure. To compliment the necklace, we chose the simple Tessa Stud Earring and the Cammy Pinch Cuff Bracelet. Edgy and elegant, these accessories really elevate the simplicity of the black high-low gown.

     Kendra Scott Bette Statement Necklace

    Kendra Scott Bette Statement Necklace

     Kendra Scott Tessa Stud Earring

    Kendra Scott Tessa Stud Earring

     Kendra Scott Cammy Pinch   Cuff   Bracelet

    Kendra Scott Cammy Pinch Cuff Bracelet

     
     Jay Godfrey Bell   Gown

    Jay Godfrey Bell Gown