Jetsetter: Palm Beach

 

It might be the most iconic stretch of sand anywhere. With a history that spans two centuries and monikers like Kennedy, Pulitzer and Post appearing in the local directory, Palm Beach has earned its rightful place as the playground du jour for the privileged and pedigreed.

From tony Worth Avenue to Antique Row, the town that Henry Flagler built some 125 years ago has both survived and thrived as a resort enclave cloaked in tradition. And at its epicenter is The Breakers. The oldest and most genteel of the hotels that dot Palm Beach’s picturesque coastline, The Breakers has been opening its idyllic doors to the well off and well heeled since 1893. Originally erected as The Balm Beach Inn, two fires ravaged the property in the early 1900s. In 1925, oil tycoon and town patriarch Henry Morrison Flagler resurrected The Breakers as we know it, rebuilding it to epic proportions.

Steeped in superlative history, The Breakers remains one of the few privately owned resorts of its stature, with Flagler family heirs ensuring that the grand property maintains its luster and allure by investing more than $25 million in capital annually. And it shows. In all 140 oceanfront acres, it shows.

Read the entire Jetsetter feature in the Winter 2015 issue of Reign by clicking here

A trip to The Breakers calls for a beach tote filled with preppy chic essentials…

In Her Tote: The Breakers

What to Wear to The Breakers

CHLOÉ Printed silk crepe de chine wrap dress, $2,950 // Lilly Pulitzer BANYAN LEATHER FOLDOVER CLUTCH, $198 // CHLOÉ Square-frame acetate sunglasses, $345 // Lilly Pulitzer Alfresco Beaded Statement Necklace$98 // SOLEIL TOUJOURS SPF20 Daily Moisturizer For Face, 50ml, $55 // Eugenia Kim Sunny “Do Not Disturb” Sun Hat, $485 // MIKOH St. John printed halterneck bikini, $200 // Valentino Rockstud Gladiator Sandal, $975 // SENSI STUDIO Maxi fringed woven toquilla straw tote, $300