DATE BOOK: KRISTA WATTERWORTH
Krista Watterworth knows the power of a relationship. “I like to feel connected
to the product and the people who represent it,” says the Palm Beach Gardens based interior designer, who is a familiar face on HGTV and has appeared on the Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible and DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project. She recently took on a new venture, collaborating with New York-based TileBar on a collection of 1980s-inspired tiles—fun, pop culture-inflenced geometric shapes (think patterned hearts, triangles and spiraling circles) that are rendered in sleek black and white, which add just the right amount of whimsy to a laundry room or kitchen backsplash. Luckily, Watterworth doesn’t have to travel far from home for inspiration. The designer scours the Palm Beaches for high-end luxury shops with a New York sensibility—some of her favorites include Island Home and Objects20c. Here, Watterworth shares with us her idea of the perfect day in Palm Beach for the artistically inclined. kristawatterworth.com
9 a.m. Start in the Antique Row Art & Design District, one of the best secret spots for designers in the Palm Beaches. Have breakfast at City Diner, a classic vintage American restaurant filed with antique memorabilia. I love the create-your-own omelets, but the restaurant is known for its flff pancakes, homemade pies and cakes.
10 a.m. For shopping, go next door to The Nest Palm Beach, where you’ll fid bold, beautiful designs. Then, visit Sean Rush Atelier for Sean’s classically based artwork and collection of treasures he curates from his travels. Check out his fabulous leather bags and vintage Louis Vuitton luggage.
11 a.m. Don’t leave Antique Row without
stopping by Mecox for exotic plants, antique
accessories and eclectic home furnishings. Take
a stroll through the beautiful gardens in the back
of the store. Finally, check out Objects20c and
its sister store, Palm Beach Modern Auctions, for
amazing vintage furniture and art.
12 p.m. Head to historic Worth Avenue for a
lunch of thin-crust pizza in the picturesque
courtyard at Pizza Al Fresco. I usually go for
the Star Pizza De La Chef of the day and a
glass of wine.
2 p.m. While on Worth Avenue, stop at Island
Company for beachy clothing made with
lightweight fabrics, and enjoy a cocktail from the
in-store rum locker while you shop. Also, don’t
miss the Hermès store and its home collection.
Next, pop into the Ralph Lauren showroom—the
home department is on the second flor—and
ask for Bridget. She always has champagne.
3 p.m. Spend some time in Roberta Roller
Rabbit, where you’ll fid soft duvet covers,
pillows, tunics and home pieces. The name was
inspired by a fable of a magical rabbit that the
owner, Roberta, found on a piece of discarded
fabric in India.
4 p.m. Time for a little ocean therapy. Head to
the southern tip of the avenue for a glimpse at
the sapphire blue ocean.
5 p.m. For a refresh, sip cocktails at Buccan.
Order the Buccan T, a handcrafted blend of
Absolut, black tea, cranberry, citrus, basil and
6 p.m. Indulge in dinner at Buccan’s sister
restaurant, Imoto. It boasts the freshest sushi,
sashimi and Asian-fusion small plates. Try the
Japanese snapper and lobster ceviche, as well
as the Myschyf Sake-Tini. A side tip: You can
order anything from the Buccan menu while
at Imoto. I always get the steak tartare.