Tag Archives: The Chesterfield Palm Beach

Palm Beach on a plate – the best dining experiences

Chesterfield Palm Beach “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” Mae West famously remarked. And that’s certainly true of wining and dining in Palm Beach – you’ll never get around to enjoying all the best restaurants in Palm Beach but it’s great fun trying! Here are our top recommendations For an… [read more]
Posted in Wining and Dining

Chesterfield Candy Cane – Cocktail Recipe

ChesterfieldCandyCane It’s that time of year when Christmas parties are in full swing and everyone is feeling festive! To help your party go off with a jingle we’ve got a festive recipe from the Head Barman at The Chesterfield Palm Beach. Ingredients 2 oz. Bailey’s Irish Cream 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps… [read more]
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Croquet – alive and well in West Palm Beach

croquet_thumb The National Croquet Center, built on ten lush acres in West Palm Beach, is the headquarters of the Croquet Foundation of America.  It features a magnificently elegant 19,000 square foot Florida Keys style clubhouse that sits in the midst of a vast and near-perfect lawn divided into 12 full-size croquet… [read more]
Posted in Art and Culture, Just for Fun

Cocktail culture at the Chesterfield Palm Beach

cocktails The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach is currently hosting an exhibition entitled “Cocktail Culture” that explores the social rituals of the cocktail hour through the lens of fashion and design.  Featuring more than 150 objects, including attire, accessories, ads, decorative arts, illustrations, photography and more from the 1920s… [read more]
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Leave the beach and take to the water

Francine Boissonneault Palm Beach County is blessed with some of the greatest big-game fishing in the world. The warm, fertile waters of the Atlantic’s Gulf Stream are closer here than anywhere else in the United States – literally a ten minute boat ride. Sailfish are routinely caught within sight of… [read more]
Posted in Just for Fun

How a shipwreck and a tycoon put Palm Beach on the map

Francine Boissonneault The area around the island that is now known as Palm Beach was, from the early 18th century, home to the Seminole Indians. By the end of the 1700s their numbers were swelled by slaves who escaped from rice plantations in South Carolina and Georgia, becoming known as… [read more]
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Polo from Persia to Palm Beach

Francine Boissonneault Polo has been around a long time – it was first played in Persia way back in the 5th century BC (and possibly much earlier than that). Tribesmen used the game as training for cavalry battles, with up to 100 players on either side. It gradually became the… [read more]
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Worth Avenue, the Rodeo Drive of Florida

Francine Boissonneault Worth Avenue is aptly named – it’s one of the world’s most famous shopping streets, with a wealth of luxury goods, highly prized by the rich and famous who frequently wander the sidewalks. For over 100 years the lush island of Palm Beach has attracted royalty, celebrities, socialites,… [read more]
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Things you never knew about Thanksgiving

Francine Bboissonneault Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada, to give thanks for the bountiful crops. It’s a holiday to express gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for all the material possessions and relationships one has been blessed with. In the… [read more]
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Discover a Mansion Beyond the Wildest Dream of Avarice

Francine Boissonneault Whitehall is a monument to the extraordinary life of Henry Morrison Flagler, a man whose rise to riches mirrors the explosive emergence of the United States as the world’s greatest power. Born in 1830, he started work aged 14, in the grain store of L.G. Harkness and Company… [read more]
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