Wherever you might go, why not choose to sleep in your own bed, on your custom mattress and monogrammed sheets? Or, like a friend of mine does, keep a set of pajamas and the perfect pillow in a suitcase at some of the best hotels in the world, to be delivered to a favorite room upon arrival?
When the weather changes, many of our Palm Beach readers move to their other residences around the country—and the world—in search of breezier skies and the joys of reconnecting to a beloved place, if only for a season.
This summer we decided to follow them and tell some of the stories that are leading the conversation in places like Southampton and Newport, Aspen and Montecito. That is what PALMER has been doing since it debuted last year in Palm Beach: asking award-winning writers, international artists, and innovative photographers to put a local perspective into a national context—exploring what we call a “Palm Beach state of mind.” Regardless of where our readers are physically in the world, we believe that state of mind follows: the very same sense of adventure, curiosity, style, responsibility, influence, and passion.
In Sagaponack, New York, provocative Austrian artist Erwin Wurm continues his exploration of “One Minute Sculptures” with original anthropomorphics created for PALMER, while prolific architect, designer, and collector Peter Marino opens the doors to his Southampton foundation. In Aspen, Ted Loos tells the story of how the small mining town in the Rocky Mountains became an art world powerhouse; further west, photographer Firooz Zahedi and filmmaker Diandra Douglas discuss life in Montecito, California. Bestselling writer Michael Gross investigates the politics and the people behind St. Barth’s transformation from bohemian playground to opulent money pit, alongside photographs from the island’s heyday by Jean Pigozzi.
We invite you to join the conversation through the pages of our debut summer journal, now available on newsstands and online.