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He's not an islander: Referring to the nouveau riche crowd that has migrated down to Palm Beach since the excessive '80s, and trying to pass as local. NQOC: A distant cousin to PLU (see below), Not Quite Our Crowd. Over-served: One never gets drunk in Palm Beach. But one might occasionally get "over-served." And, BTW, no one ever asks, "Would you like another cocktail?" That would imply you've already had one. Pandemic Islander: Said with even more disdain than "He's not an islander." Referring to the even fresher crop that came in droves when the Northeast lockdown started in 2020. PLU: People Like Us. Need we say more. Seasons. Since so many residents are only there during season, it's the time Everglades Club: The grande dame of the circuit is the hallowed institution on Worth Avenue. What happens behind those storied walls apparently stays behind those storied walls, as members aren't allowed cell phones while on the property, and the club boasts no website. The myth and lore of the origin dates to 1918 when Paris Singer (of the Singer Sewing Machine family) and his friend, architect Addison Mizner, decided to build a hospital (with Mizner as architect) for soldiers wounded during World War I. However, those veterans all wanted to return home, so it was re-envisioned as a private club with Singer as gatekeeper deciding who would be allowed membership. The exclusivity remains today with access allowed to only a certain elite set. 356 Worth Ave., Palm Beach. Coconuts: One only hears whispered mentions of this private men's club — or rather, fraternity. The history of this group seems to change from source to source. If you have more intel or want to share the membership list, then ring me up, and we can meet in a darkened parking garage. Carriage House: This soon-to- open social club, located at South County Road and Phipps Plaza, is an English-style club with lounges, dining spaces, and reading and game rooms, all crafted by project architect SpinaOrourke. Many locals hope it will be just like 5HS, the storied 5 Hertford Street members-only club in London — apparently too cool for school stays with you well after you graduate from Spence. 264 S. County Road, Palm Beach, carriagehousepb. com (members-only access). WHERE TO REST The Brazilian Court: I spent a sublime night in one of their well-appointed suites. Mine had a large vintage black- and-white print of Elizabeth Taylor shot poolside, wearing a turban and peering down at my seating area. Overall, the property feels like a clandestine escape for an actress from Hollywood's golden era to have a rendezvous with Clark Gable. It's effortlessly old-school chic with meandering pathways connecting intimate spaces perfect for a naughty tête à tête over an Aperol Spritz. 301 Australian Ave, Palm Beach, The Breakers: This historic property, located on a sizable oceanfront plot, has a long, imposing entrance (with a guard gate to keep the looky- loos out). Given The Breakers' litany of restaurants, shops, and spa services, you needn't leave the grounds if you so wish. 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach, The Colony Hotel: When new owners Sarah and Andrew Wetenhall purchased the hotel in 2016, they called upon Mimi McMakin and Celerie Kemble of Kemble Interiors to give it a refresh. They, in turn, collaborated with de Gournay on a wallpaper mural for the soigné living-room space of the lobby. It was such a hit, de Gournay has The Colony permanently in its collection of wallpapers. 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, FASHION RETAIL THERAPY C.Orrico: This shopping spot is a favorite of locals and a recommendation from Cornelia Guest. C.Orrico was opened by three sisters (Casey, period of November through April. Used in a sentence: That restaurant has been around for at least 20 seasons. PRIVATE CLUBS B & T (Bath & Tennis Club): Dallas' Kit Sawers, Klyde Warren Park president, shared many a story with me of years spent here when her dad, Ham Richardson, was on the pro tennis circuit. 1170 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, (members-only access). (Continued from page 28) Christie's Pop-Up Casa Branca Authentic Province (Continued) 30

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