Less than one week later I find myself back in Palm Beach. This time with my husband to see our friend Jimmy Webb perform with Michael Feinstein and the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. We began our evening with dinner at Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse, conveniently located directly across the street from the Kravis Center. We had a delicious meal and walked across the street for an 8pm performance. Perfect timing.

Here’s the background story. My husband and I met Jimmy Webb when we lived in New York on Long Island. I met Jimmy’s wife, Laura Savini, when I worked at the Americana Manhasset. As media spokesperson for this upscale shopping center I often found myself promoting our products, services and charity events on Laura’s public affairs television show on WLIW-21, the local PBS affiliate. Well, Laura met Jimmy while working together on a broadcast. Years later they were married. Laura, who I so admire, wears many hats these days. In addition to running her own production company, Untamed Hair Productions, Laura is the Executive Producer, CPTV National for The Kate and is on the road for Jimmy Webb Music.  Laura and I share many interests, including shopping, while Jimmy and my husband love to share stories about music and ships. It’s hard to tear them apart!

The performance was wonderful. Maestro Michael Feinstein came out singing, conducted the orchestra at times, and entertained us on the piano as well. He is a man of many talents…the consummate performer! Jimmy joined Michael on stage for the second half of the concert. Michael introduced Jimmy with a rendition of “Up, Up and Away.” Then Jimmy took over at the piano, entertaining us with such classics as “All I Know” and “The Witchita Lineman.” The evening ended with a resounding performance of “MacArthur Park” that left us breathless. The audience was on their feet!

The next day dawned sunny and beautiful – perfect for strolling up Worth Avenue, with a plethora of shopping experiences to delight all of your senses. I think of shopping as entertainment, sometimes as a sport. It ‘s always satisfying to achieve success with that perfect find, but I also love the thrill of the hunt!

I started out at Neiman Marcus, window shopped at Louis Vuitton and headed west to Tiffany & Co. and Chanel, with many stops along the way. It was Beauty Week at Saks Fifth Avenue and the first floor was hopping! I ran into Donna modeling fashions by Jennifer Tattanelli outside of Salvatore Ferragamo. Note to self: no more photos standing next to beautiful, tall models!

I stopped by many of my favorite shops: Michael Kors, Escada, St, John and Lilly Pulitzer.

I love discovering shops like Olivia Perkel set amongst the intimate vias and shaded courtyards.

Of course I had to have lunch at Ta-boo, Palm Beach’s legendary American Bistro & Bar and was lucky enough to get the table by the window.

What a great way to relax with a delicious Salad Nicoise and rejuvenate for more power shopping! I was still strolling and shopping late into the afternoon.

I took this photo in front of the Tory Burch store. Love the shadow of the palm tree over the storefront.

Then it was on to The Breakers for cocktails at the Seafood Bar to watch the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Life is good!

If you would like to join me for a Girls’ Day Out in The Palm Beaches, Orlando, or Vero Beach please contact me via my website. Any excuse to go shopping is good for me!

Always Be In Style Karen Loeffler Consulting

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