Have you ever wondered about this mysterious creature? The Florida manatee (AKA sea cow) is a plant-munching mammal that frequents Palm Beach County waters year-round. They visit in especially large numbers during the cold winter months when our local waters are still warm. Which of the following facts about these creatures are not true?
Palm Beach living is divine - well-manicured lawns and historic estates, surrounded by high-tech boats and yachts. But there is something that makes it magical - just pour a glass of that excellent wine and grab a seat on the well-planned grounds. Hopefully the lanai has a great western view.
Do you know what the term for this time of day is?
On May the Fourth, also Oyster Day, we decided to shell out some oyster trivia. You may have heard that oysters have powers in the realm of love (which might actually be an old wives' tale). Can you guess what real super powers these sea invertebrates possess?
1) Clean the water
2) Fight rising sea levels
3) High in vitamin B12
4) Reduce acidity of the ocean
Henry Flagler strove to maintain a peaceful, quiet place for his wealthy resort visitors on the island of Palm Beach. Hence his resistance to any vehicular traffic besides the little pedicabs. But no man is an island and eventually the vehicles came.When was the first vehicular bridge to Palm Beach island built?
Palm Beach chariot, pedicab, wheel chair - although known by many names, they were the only game in town when it came to transportation on the island in the late 1800s. Prior to the Palm Beach chariot, do you know what mode of transport was tested out?
We often think of Henry Morrison Flagler as the first millionaire to recognize Palm Beach as paradise. A handful of the wealthy industrialists beat him here, including the man who invented which of the following?
Last week, one of our Instagram posts @palmbeachboard was all about Mediterranean Revival architecture. Popularized around 1920 in Palm Beach by Addison Mizner, this style incorporates a variety of Spanish, Italian, French and Arabic/Andalusian elements and includes both the interior design and gardens into the home’s architecture. Can you name one of the grandest examples of the Mediterranean Revival style in Palm Beach?
And it never gets old! This is winter in Palm Beach. Have you ever wondered why our winter sunrises & sunsets are so vibrant? We did and we’ve got the answer for you.