Take Me To Palm Beach, Slim Aarons!

jenniLifestyle 2 Comments

The weather outside may be frightful but inside my head, I’m dreaming of sunny skies, azure water, lush palm trees and a cocktail on hand somewhere in Palm Beach.

The Town of Palm Beach (called Palm Beach Island or the Island of Palm Beach to differentiate between the town and the county) is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. – Wiki

I’ve never been to Palm Beach, Florida, but I know it by heart through Slim Aarons’ books. I first came across the photographer’s tome ‘Once Upon A Time’ in 2003 through Amazon. I was drawn to the beautiful and grand cover. Since then, I’ve bought some of his books.

For someone who has worked from a very young age, the idea of jet setting around the world at a drop of a hat and simply doing fabulous things in fabulous places is alluring to me. To quote Slim Aarons, “Where else are you going to find the people who have the time and money to be anywhere they want to be? Where would you go?”

Having children, managing the house and my business make it challenging to find time to travel. Maybe when our children have grown up, Tom and I can proceed with our travel plans. For now, I’m happy looking at Slim Aarons’ images of an iconic time capsule of a bygone era.

Palm Beach through the lens of Slim Aarons:

Palm Beach Queen CZ Guest with son and dog

Every hour is cocktail hour at Palm Beach!

Circa 1960: Afternoon tea round the pool on a cold day at the home of interior decorator James Pendleton in Beverly Hills. A Wonderful Time – Slim Aarons (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)

According to Slim Aarons, “they used their pools as a kind of conference room and stage, showboating their assets, whether it was beachfront property, beautiful homes and even prettier girls. Business deals were brokered poolside, alliances made, feuds began and settled. ”

Lilly Pulitzer

Palm Beach fashion

Drinks on lawn, circa 1982: Three women relaxing in front of a white clapperboard house in Palm Beach, Florida. Left to right, Hilda Juliette Arias de Rey Millet, Maria Victoria Herrera de Reynolds and Serina Bradley Martin Sanchez (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)

Pool life

Jim Kimberly and his wife, with his white sports car and white boats moored on Lake Worth. A Palm Beach socialite, he acts as Honorary Consul of Jordan. Original Artwork: A Wonderful Time – Slim Aarons (Photo by Slim Aarons/Getty Images)

This is how the folks from Florida roll

Life is a hammock—swing all day, swing all night.

Photo taken using Instagarm

If I can’t be at Palm Beach, plates with palm trees will do for now. To quote Jim Rohn, “Be grateful for what you have, while in pursuit of what you want!”

Stay dry everyone!

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  2. Hi Jenni,

    Slim Aaron’s books are indeed awesome. I’ve also read his book about Palm Beach and it was like I traveled to every place in Palm Beach through reading the book. West Palm Beach is a great place for young adults especially those who want to start their family. There are a lot of things to do, there are great schools, friendly society and fun activities suited for anyone especially children of any age. You would never go wrong choosing to spend with your family.

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