Palm Beach Tree Time

When we were kids, there was the annual tradition of piling in the car to drive around and look at the Christmas lights. It was one of the most magical highlights of the holiday season. But if driving aimlessly around looking for lights isn’t your style, there are still plenty of places to visit that can be well-planned. Below is a list of some of the largest tree and light displays around the county that are lovely photo ops.

A Palm Beach Love Affair with Food

So many things, big and small, make our island home special. Last week, we started counting down 10 Things We Love About Palm Beach in photos on Facebook and Instagram. We’ve reached the half-way point, so it’s the perfect time to blog! After all, who doesn’t love to look at and read about delicious food. Here's number five:

10 Things We Love About Palm Beach

So many things, big and small, make our island home special. Here are just a few of the things we love about Palm Beach.

#10 - Palm Trees & Twinkle Lights: no holiday needed to feel festive

#9 - Meandering Downtown Paths: get lost on a historic waterfront property

#8 - Spectacular Sunrises

#7 - Historic architecture

#6 - Arts & Culture: Arts, Sciences, History, Community all championed by a local organization

#5 - Foodies Paradise

#4 - Home & Garden Eye Candy

#3 - Stunning Sunsets on the Water

Trivia Tuesday: Lots of Room to Roam

Did you know just how big Palm Beach County is? Which two statements are true

  1. It’s the largest county in the continental U.S.
  2. It’s the largest county east of the Mississippi River.
  3. It’s larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island.
  4. It’s the largest county in Florida. 

If you chose #3 & 4, you know your local geography! Including Lake Okeechobee, our county is over 2,000 square miles in area. No wonder we have so much room to roam and explore!

Take a Hike Day

Many miles to hike! Palm Beach County is home to a plethora of parks and natural areas with a variety of native ecosystems. Different soil and water salinity play a part in determining the type of plant system that will thrive. According to the county website, within the parks system you can experience nine different unique ecosystems and plenty of wildlife. More on that in upcoming blogs.

Trivia Tuesday: Mad as a Hatter

It’s Mad Hatter Day! Did you know in the 8th century, hat-making included a process called “carroting”, which included a chemical that made the hatters crazy mad? What chemical poisoned some of these ancient milliners?

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Arsenic
  • Chlorine

If you chose mercury, you know your hat history! Thank goodness, hat-making (and wearing) are safe these days. So don your favorite Palm Beach fabulous beach hat and show your style!