Girls’ Weekend in West Palm Beach: Shopping and Dining

The local movement in West Palm Beach is vibrant, and there’s nothing better than the cute boutiques and restaurants popping up downtown and in the #warehousedistrictwpb (check it out on Instagram!). Some places to go are below. Simplicity in Mind …

 

 

TO SHOP:

  • Elizabeth Ave Station: For beautifully curated vintage, handmade and local paper goods, home décor, clothing and jewelry, this is the place to go. Gather & Seek is the brain and marketing genius behind the collaborative space and has a fabulously curated shop of its own featuring printed and textile art, ceramics and plants at the front of the building. While the whole warm neutrals and well-designed displays tie the entire space together (including a floral chandelier from local florist Flower and Fringe and ceiling textile art from a local Anthropologie installation artist), each shop has its own space within the warehouse.
  • A few other shops of note: xiokat for feminine dresses and tops; Restated for clothes, fashion and home accessories; Manta swimwear (we love the palm prints!); Olwen for modern metal jewelry; Makerwear for mixed material jewelry (think: wood, leather, metal); MyFight for its wood teepee and bullet jewelry made by women fighting their way out of extreme poverty; Heartswell and The Prime Floridian for sweet cards and paper goods; Avenue Pottery for beautiful handmade pots and home accessories; Vintage Midcentury for peacock chairs and other mid-century furnishings; plus so many more. If you happen to be around for one of Elizabeth Ave Station’s evening affairs (check Instagram for upcoming events), special guests, live music and festive drinks add extra ambiance to the indoor/outdoor space. And before you leave, take a selfie in front of Melissa Deckert’s vibrant palm mural.

ALONG DIXIE HIGHWAY:

  • Dog and a Couch Designs (daac designs): Owned by a Palm Beach artist and his wife, the store boasts unique fine art and affordably bright-colored housewares (I scored a fabulous wire flamingo planter there).
  • Shoppe 561: Love the storefront! You’ll be shopping for a cause because a portion of the proceeds go to Hope House, which is “a safe house for minor girls rescued from human trafficking.” Everything is handmade and mostly by Floridians. The store also hosts fun craft classes, so check the schedule when you’re in town.

DOWNTOWN WEST PALM BEACH:

  • Simplicity in Mind: An apparel and lifestyle boutique that also has a space at Elizabeth Ave Station. The downtown shop has additional clothing and an adorable apothecary of candles and natural, cruelty-free hair and skin products.