Hope you had a great weekend!
Today I am excited to finally be recapping our November getaway to Palm Beach & Jupiter, Florida!
When we received the Save the Date for Bryce's cousin Miller's wedding at the Jupiter Lighthouse last spring, we knew that we had to make a mini-vacay out of the weekend!
We took Thursday and Friday off and our flight arrived in West Palm by lunchtime. The day we left, a major cold front came to Richmond, so were quite glad to be in The Sunshine State!
We headed straight to Worth Avenue for lunch and shopping.
We ate at Ta-boo, per the suggestion of blogger The Portuguese Prepster. Having been open since the 1940s, Ta-boo was definitely very classic, old Palm Beach!
We spent the rest of the afternoon strolling Worth Avenue, doing more window shopping than actual shopping...
Among my favorites were Roberta Roller Rabbit (where I did purchase an adorable orange tassel necklace I barely took off the rest of the weekend) and Mary Mahoney.
Roberta Roller Rabbit
Bryce and I both ogled over this fabulous Herend Dragon.
Like I said: window shopping!
William R. Eubanks Interior Design & Antiques wasn't too shabby either...
All along Worth Avenue were little details like this "Dog Bar."
I also, of course, couldn't resist stopping in the Tory Burch store!
I was beyond thrilled that they had these mocassins!
I had been waiting for months for them to go on sale, and by the time they did,
my size was sold out! The Palm Beach store, however, had them at the sale price in my size!
At the end of Worth Avenue you reach the beach!
After shopping we headed to nearby Jupiter, Florida to check into our hotel and kick our feet up for a bit before dinner!
After some R&R, we headed to Hog Snappers Snack and Sushi for dinner. It did not disappoint!
A live reggae band was playing and the restaurant had a great island feel!
The next day we spent some time in the hotel...Bryce did work and I blogged! Around lunchtime, we decided to venture out a bit for the afternoon!
Our first stop was Tequesta Brewing Company for Bryce! We had the best time and the bartender was seriously one of the most friendly people I have ever met! She spent tons of times giving us recommendations and even drew a map for us to locate the best nearby beaches!
Our next stop was The Square Grouper Tiki Bar for lunch and drinks.
The Square Grouper was right across from the Jupiter Lighthouse
so I snapped this picture before going inside!
It was my first time having conch fritters and they did not disappoint!
And our last stop of the afternoon was Blowing Rocks Beach!
We then made our way back to the hotel to relax and get ready for the rehearsal dinner! I am disappointed that I did not snap more pictures at both the rehearsal dinner and wedding!
I did manage to snap a picture of the fabulous table!
Live goldfish were in the centerpiece:
One table got a bit rowdy and actually ate their goldfish!
Several people headed to The Square Grouper after the dinner, but we had gotten our fix earlier in the day and just wanted to head home and to bed! The next morning we had brunch plans with Bryce's parents at Guanabanas!
The view was spectacular to say the least...
Brunch was followed by a boat ride with more family!
My favorite part of the ride was admiring all the yachts and mansions!
We also made a pitstop at Dive Bar for lunch. Lunch was so enjoyable that we lost track of time...all of the groom's immediate family was there...it was a close call making it to the wedding on time!
The wedding was at the Jupiter Lighthouse at sunset and was gorgeous!
It was set amongst an amazing banyan tree. I could not get a good photo because of the glare of the sun, but did find this photo on the Random Connections Blog through a Google search:
The reception that followed was at the Jupiter Hills Club and was incredible!
The food was the best I have ever had at a wedding!
The bride was stunning!
The next day was our last, but, our flight didn't leave until 5:00 so we were able to take our time and enjoy one last brunch. We went to the Berry Fresh Cafe and it was SO good and seemed like more of a local spot, located in a strip mall! I highly recommend!
We started with the fresh blueberry fritters, which they shake up in a paper bag with cinnamon and sugar right at your table! They are served with strawberry yogurt for dipping and were deeelicious!
I had the fried green tomatoes & pimiento cheese hash
and Bryce had the similar fried green tomatoes & pimiento cheese benedict!
If you can't tell they were over the top yummy!
With full bellies, we made one last stop at the beach visiting the Juno Beach Pier, before making our way back to West Palm for our flight!
As a side note, you may remember Bryce's other cousin's wedding from last spring (post here). That wedding is featured in February's Virginia Living Magazine on newsstands now, so local readers be sure to check it out!
Have you ever traveled to Palm Beach or Jupiter, Florida?
What have been your favorite wedding destinations or getaways?
Have a great day!