In the Spirit of Palm Beach

In the Spirit of Palm Beach

BY Pamela Fiori

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Established as a luxury vacation destination for the rich and famous in the early 1900s, Palm Beach is synonymous with old-world glamour and new world sophistication. In this exquisite volume, longtime visitor Pamela Fiori shares with readers the heritage of this tropical paradise. From its world-renowned resorts, dreamy estates, and flashy cars to its endless shopping opportunities and impeccable golf courses, In the Spirit of Palm Beach presents a full spectrum of everything the island can offer. An insider’s guide featuring Fiori’s selection of hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops completes the book.

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If there is one resort community in America that signifies enormous wealth, unparalleled exclusivity, and unmitigated extravagance, it is Palm Beach. Two little words: “palm” and “beach.” When combined they conjure up a benign image of nothing more than tropical trees, a deserted expanse of sand, and the soft sound of lapping surf. How sublimely simple. In truth, that’s pretty much what Palm Beach was before the arrival of its modern-day settlers and until a certain Henry Morrison Flagler, a founder of Standard Oil, cast his canny eyes on the island’s oceanfront acres in the early 1890s and bought them for $300,000. There’s something to be said for visionaries who know what people want before they know it themselves. For Flagler, it was a retreat where the rich could go to escape the bone-chilling winter elsewhere...

7.5 x 11.0 in – 19.5 x 28.0 cm
160 pages | 150 illustrations
Hardcover with jacket

About the Author
Pamela Fiori's career in magazine publishing spans more than forty years. She was editor in chief of Town & Country, America's premier magazine for the affluent in America, for seventeen years. Before that, she was editor in chief of Travel & Leisure for fourteen years. An authority on luxury, travel, style, connoisseurship and philanthropy, Fiori writes and speaks frequently on these subjects. Her first book, Stolen Moments is a tribute to the photography of Ronny Jaques, a contemporary of Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman. She has also written In the Spirit of Capri and In the Spirit of St. Barths for Assouline.

Quest –“A Resort For All Seasons”, January 2013
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Avenue Magazine – “Pamela Fiori’s new book for Assouline captures the spirit of the playground for the über welthy”, January 1, 2013
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pbpulse – Catching the island’s spirit, November 25, 2012
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The Society Diaries– The Rich Get Richer: In the Spirit of Palm Beach by Pamela Fiori Tells All, November 24, 2012
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Brilliant Magazine– Now That’s Rich, November 24, 2012
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