Breakers Garden, Palm Beach Trade Guide, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Refresh, recharge and find inspiration is something we all need and here is my ultimate Palm Beach, Florida travel guide because it is one of my favorite spots for this!


Carmen Johnston, Kipps Bay Show House, Palm Beach, FL

The Kipps Bay Decorator Show House in West Palm Beach was absolutely stunning in 2021. Click here to see Veranda’s online tour. 

Palm Beach Travel Guide – Fun Places To Eat

From Atlanta to Palm Beach is a direct flight making travel easy to the South Florida area which is separated from the mainland by pretty Lake Worth Lagoon.  Your impression of Palm Beach may be luxury estates, delicious restaurants and high-end shopping on Worth Avenue which are all epic, but, it really does have something extraordinary for all budgets. Click the Palm Beach guide for additional  info.

If you’ve eaten at a Restoration Hardware or RH, you know they not only have delicious food but it is a dreamy spot. The RH Palm Beach rooftop restaurant does not disappoint.  Fun fact, their Chicago restaurant is considered one of the top Instagram photo spots in the nation!


Restoration Hardware, Palm Beach, Carmen Johnston Gardens

The signature RH Café crispy artichokes with a rosemary aioli and a belllini are delicious. The Carmen Johnston Gardens team totally recommends them!


If you are looking for a fun, casual Mexican place, try Coyo Taco. They have great margaritas!  Brunch at The Colony Hotel’s Swifty’s is the perfect place for Sunday fun.  I also love the Seafood Bar at The Breakers and Sant Ambroeus.  Definitely, Le Bibloquet has been one of my top Palm Beach meals….so far!

Le Bibloquet, Palm Beach, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Le Bibloquet has been one of my top Palm Beach spots for a delicious meal.


Le Bibloquet, Palm Beach, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Le Bibloquet in Palm Beach, Florida.

Where To Stay In Palm Beach

One of the most iconic Palm Beach hotels is The Breakers, known for its gorgeous private beach and striking hotel architecture. You should also check out The Colony Hotel, which I just mentioned for its great Sunday brunch.  Husband, Tommy, and I also love staying at the Brazilian Court Hotel, located in the heart of Palm Beach, nestled in a residential area with lush courtyards!


The Colony Hotel, Carmen Johnston Gardens

There are so many gorgeous places to stay in Palm Beach including The Colony Hotel.


Palm Beach – Where To Shop 

Head down historic Worth Avenue for amazing window shopping, people watching and fun.  The avenue stretches four blocks from Lake Worth to the Atlantic Ocean.

I love stopping by Kassalty’s, one of the oldest shops in Palm Beach. Definitely check out Antique Row, The Royal Poinciana Plaza, Callidus, Aerin, and Casa Gusto – all unique and pretty fabulous.


Fun Things To Do In Palm Beach 

Getting to take a look at a beautiful homes and gardens is always a fun thing for me as a garden and outdoor living designer when I travel.  The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is top of the list – a 75-room, 100,000 square foot Gilded Age mansion.


Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, Carmen Johnston Gardens

Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL

The Society of Four Arts is also a beautiful place to see.  We really enjoyed the gardens. And, a bike ride through the historic areas was also so fun.  Let the Palm Beach Bicycle Trail Shop hook you up.


Carmen Johnston Gardens Team, Palm Beach, FL

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Final HGTV Giveaway – Register For Pizza Oven

Supporting my role in the 2021 HGTV Smart Home in Naples, Florida, I’ve been giving away smart items I researched which you’ve seen in the home online or during the TV special!

Congrats to Carly Graf who won the Rise Garden and Amy Hutcherson who won a kayak!

Head to my Instagram for details on registering for a chance to win an Ooni pizza oven through June 11, which I selected for the home’s outdoor living area. On June 11 at 1 p.m. is the final HGTV Smart Home 2021 encore at 1 p.m. EDT. It was SO much fun filming with rock star interior designer Tiffany Brooks and everyone’s favorite DIY guy, Ty Pennington!

Finally, through June 11, 5 p.m. EDT, you’ll be able to enter online here for a chance to win the HGTV Smart Home 2021. The grand prize is worth over $1.1 million and includes the home and all furnishings, a 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet and $100,000 from LendingTree! Click here to win and good luck!