Town & Country: “What’s New in Palm Beach”
Yes, New. A town built on classics has a fresh energy.
To put it bluntly, I used to go to visit my grandmother. Now I go to visit friends,” Samantha Perry David says of the fast-changing demographic of Palm Beach-for which she can take some credit, with the new Royal Poinciana Plaza. The shopping center, built in 1957 a stone’s throw from the Breakers, rivaled Paris’s Palais Royal before losing its cachet. It has been brought back to its former glory by developer David (daughter of financier Richard Perry and his fashion designer wife Lisa) and filled w ith an
eclectic lineup. Sant Ambroeus, Hermes, and the Palm Beach Grill share real estate with a Mexican street food place (Coyo Taco), a produce stand (Celi s), and a Croatian children’s clothier (Bognar & Piccolini). “It’s as if Bal Harbour and Sag Harbor had a baby.