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restoration and new partnerships, the Wetenhalls seek to cement its status for a new generation of the fashionable. The walls of the Living Room are covered in a pink custom de Gournay wallpaper mural that delivers equal doses of grace and charming detail. "We worked with de Gournay to create a wonderfully whimsical scene of Palm Beach," McMakin says. "All of the Florida flora and fauna are depicted in moments of jaunty island fun. Monkeys in bow ties gulp down martinis, and a green parrot roosts atop a nest of Easter eggs." A pagoda mantel anchors the room, which features small vignettes of upholstered s e a t i n g a n d cocktail tables w h e r e g u e s t s can order all- d a y c o f f e e , cocktails, and light bites. Also newly revealed i s t h e A e r i n Lauder-designed A e r i n V i l l a Jasmine suite, a 2 , 1 0 0 - s q u a re - foot private guest villa stocked with A e r i n l u x u r y t a b l e w a r e , g a m e s , a n d beauty products. N e w Yo r k e r s are all abuzz about Swifty's, t h e s h u t t e re d Upper East Side boƮte that has reopened at The Colony as Swifty's Pool. Rest easy: Yo u r b e l o v e d curried chicken salad can now be enjoyed poolside in Palm Beach. Rates from $650, less in summer months. The Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, 800.521.5525, thecolony "Our job with the design was to pay tribute to the hotel's history but to also make it fresh and exciting." Since its 1947 opening as part of the post-war construction boom, The Colony's guest roster has read like a social register of the world's jet set, from royals and tycoons to politicians and socialites. Through the major Opposite page: The Living room with custom de Gournay wallpaper mural with vintage rattan bench and curvy pink chairs. This page, clockwise from top left: In the lobby area, rattan peacock chairs from Anthropologie. Black-and-white circular seating from World's Away. Aerin Jasmine Villa designed by Aerin Lauder. Swifty's Pool restaurant. The Living Room with a magnificent chinoiserie mantel from The Raj Company. 41

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