Palm Beach Transfers
With the passing of Palm Beach socialite and dress designer Lilly Pulitzer, WASPs around the nation will be donning their flowery best in her memory. But for those looking for a more unique way to remember Pulitzer, a wealthy woman’s ultimate fashion accessory—her home—is for sale.
Pulitzer’s home—710 South County Lane in Palm Beach, Florida, Read More
It must be a good time to buy real estate. After plunking down $10 million for a Palm Beach mansion in February Thomas Smith and wife Diane have scooped up a four-bedroom co-op at 1030 Fifth Avenue for $15.5 milllion.
Does Mr. Smith, the co-founder and president of Prescott Investors, know something about the real estate market that makes now a good time to buy? Or is the octogenarian, who lists his company’s Greenwich address on the deed, downsizing from some larger place elsewhere?
If there’s anything better than buying right now, it might be selling, especially if the Smiths have an even more luxurious place tucked away elsewhere in the city.
Palm Beach is 90 minutes from South Beach by way of Highway I-95. But it is also, of course, a world away, at least a generation away, and it inhabits a whole different universe of shapes, sounds and colors. The colors of South Beach, for example–derived from the once superhot architectural outfit Arquitectonica via a Read More
Metro editor Joe Sexton has been busy answering reader questions the past few days. Here’s a good one:
Q. Last year, the Metro section published a one-week series of daily articles (on Sept. 29, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 2, and Oct. 3, 2006) about a toilet-related controversy at a chess match in Elista, Read More
Other readers of The Times of Jan. 27 were doubtless as fascinated as your correspondent by Landon Thomas Jr.’s account of the plans for a party to be held on Feb. 13 to celebrate the 60th birthday of private-equity pasha Steve Schwarzman. Fascinated, may I say, on several counts.
For someone my age, who knew Read More
Old-fashioned etiquette is alive and well and living in Palm Beach. While vacationing there last week, I saw the kind of extreme posturing and genuflection which one associates with 18th-century Versailles. Everywhere you look, there are doddering titans of industry kissing the backs of ladies’ hands and deftly inserting gilt dining chairs under lifted bottoms. Read More
It was our fourth couple’s therapy session. Hilly and I weren’t so happy with the way the third one had gone …
DR. SELMAN: So what’s the latest?
GEORGE: I’ve decided that this time I’m not going to do all the talking, to let Hilly talk more.
HILLY: Uh-oh …. And we wanted to Read More
Contemplating a second home in Florida? Struggling to decide between frowzy Palm Beach and freaky Miami Beach? Let me add to your confusion.
My husband Jonathan Adler and I spent last week in Florida, commuting back and forward between Palm Beach and Miami Beach. We are more than familiar with Palm Beach, owning, as we Read More
Holly Dunlap, who wears a perma-tan, gold and exclamation marks, grew up in Scottsdale, Ariz., where her mother forbade her to wear black. “I grew up wearing basically all pink and green until I was a teenager,” she said.
Dad was a real-estate developer; Mom covered the house head to toe in Lilly Pulitzer. “It Read More
On a recent Friday afternoon, Manhattan society hostess and art collector Beth de Woody was sitting in Terminal 6 at John F. Kennedy International Airport, awaiting her JetBlue flight to Palm Beach, when she ran into Caroline Hirsch, owner of Caroline’s Comedy Club, and her boyfriend, attorney Andrew Fox. “We were all hanging out in Read More