Thursday, October 1, 2015

Palm Beach Chic: By Jennifer Ash Rudick

When a new book titled Palm Beach Chic is released, you know I am going to get excited... Written by long-time Palm Beach resident Jennifer Ash Ruddick, this book has me positively giddy! Palm Beach Chic takes you on an insider's tour of 25 extraordinary homes and gardens in and around Palm Beach including landmarks by legendary Palm Beach architects Addison Mizner, Maurice Fatio, and Marion Sims Wyeth. There are also cozy cottages nestled amid tropical foliage, an exotic Moorish casbah, postmodern villas, a sprawling ranch, and Mad Men-era vintage condos.

Jennifer's lifelong fascination with houses of all kinds began with her first trip to Palm Beach when she was 12 years old. Her family was house hunting, as her mother was soon to become the publisher of the Palm Beach Daily News (aka "The Shiny Sheet") and her father an editorial writer for the Palm Beach Post. "From my adult perspective today, I realize that Palm Beach was basically what it had always been - the land of dreams come true..." she said. I couldn't agree more! Palm Beach Chic truly captures the mythic setting of this American paradise.

Let's step behind the hedges and take a peek inside the homes of notables including Laura and Harry Slatkin, Leonard Lauder, Meg Braff, Liza Pulitzer Calhoun, Mimi McMakin, Pauline Pitt, Lars Bolander, Josie Natori, Lisa Perry, Terry Allen Kramer, Beth Rudin DeWoody, and Jorge Sanchez. Photography by Jessica Klewicki Glynn.

This pool cabana is pure perfection, swathed in The Original Martinique Banana Leaf wallpaper.

I spy Dodie Thayer's lettuce ware... A Palm Beach essential! 

Step inside Villa Artemis, built in 1916 for the Guest family, and backdrop for the iconic Slim Aarons photograph featuring the legendary C.Z. Guest.

Palm Beach Chic features over 400 glorious color photographs and is available for purchase through Amazon. Jennifer Ash Rudick is also the author Private Palm Beach: Tropical Style, which I highly recommend as well. You will definitely want to add these exquisite books to your library! 


  1. "The land of dreams come true" -- I love that!!! This book is on my wish list. :)

  2. This book is on my "list." Thanks for sharing the photos! It is always exciting to visit your blog.

  3. Andrea,
    Wow, what a great book! It never ceases to amaze me how many books there are about PB. Just bought one for a client's coffee table in Naples called Palm Beach People by Hilary Geary Ross, who is a client of my old friend Mario Buatta! Check it out! XXXXXX Dean

    1. I definitely need that one! Thanks for the heads up, Dean!!

      The Glam Pad

  4. Oh! La Dolfina just posted about this book too!

  5. Andrea, I Just received and cannot put this book down!! Fabulous from beginning to end!!

    The Arts by Karena

  6. Oh wow...this looks like a fabulous book! I need to add it to my list! Hope you and the babe are doing well, Andrea! xoxo


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