Since spring break is such a big part of Florida culture, we’re devoting back-to-back Scoops to the annual, sun-seeking ritual. Many of our clients and colleagues prefer to hit the ski slopes on their vacations this time of year, but we’re going all in on tropical themes like beaches, pool-proud resorts, glam swimwear and everything else you need for the perfect spring break experience. In Part I, we start with resources to ready for your trip. Bon voyage.
Downtown Palm Beach Gardens
Gather spring break styles from these new stores at Downtown Palm Beach Gardens. Miami-born Luli Fama’s third location carries women’s and girls’ swimwear and athleisure. Men can find swim trunks and other wardrobe pieces at South Florida specialty store chain Marcello Sport. It’s only natural that Stitch Golf brought its golf apparel and golf bags to PGA National’s hometown.
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A golfer’s mecca, Palm Beach Gardens is home to the PGA headquarters, the Honda Classic and luxury golf communities, many of which attract famous athletes. The community also shines for its conveniences such as the Gardens Mall and Downtown PBG, among well-tended retail centers. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
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Vero Beach Book Center
Cozying up with a good book makes it a real vacation. The Vero Beach Book Center has served up juicy beach reads, among its full gamut of literary genres, since opening in 1975. Pick up New York Times bestsellers like “Lessons in Chemistry” and “I Have Some Questions for You,” and visit the children’s section upstairs for tots to tweens.
Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Gee Beauty, a premier purveyor for skin care, cosmetics and more, curated a Miami Travel Guide with eight essentials. Their beach-friendly, unisex suggestions include Joanna Czech’s The Face Mask with coconut oil and The Toner; Agent Nateur’s Holi(Mane) and Holi(Trinity) travel kits, and Gee Beauty’s inhouse line’s Duo Cleanse + Buff with apricot seeds and Prime Skin Beauty Oil.
Spanning the southern tip of Miami Beach, South Beach is a globally recognized brand in itself. Beyond the sand and surf, it’s beloved for Art deco architecture, café culture and world-class arts. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
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Every day feels like a holiday when wearing Cara Cara’s resort fashions. Founded by three stylish women, including Jacksonville resident Katie Hobbs, the New York-based collection is especially popular for feminine dresses in colorful prints. Find frocks in spring and summer prints such as chintz-inspired, sweet berries and stone fruits at several Florida boutiques including Emory Clothing and Penelope T.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Ben & Guiles
Following stores in Coral Gables and Brickell, Ben & Guiles plans to expand to Boca Raton’s Town Center in spring. The lifestyle store specializes in chic, sustainable clothing, accessories, beauty products and home wares made by international artisans. Great resort pieces are the Hayat, a raffia and vegan leather bag from Morocco, and Conner’s cruelty-free wool, wide-brimmed hats from Australia.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Made in Italy by leading eyewear producer Barberini, 23° Eyewear opened a U.S. distribution hub in Miami, as well as an online store for Stateside shoppers. Beyond being super stylish, the optical eyewear and sunglasses collection features signature mineral lenses that are high tech (polarized, heightened color definition, scratch-resistant, UV and blue light protection) and eco-friendly (natural silica, recyclable).
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant.