The Great Summer Quest

the great summer quest

Need something to do this Saturday afternoon?  Join us as we participate in The Great Summer Quest to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County.  Starting at 1 p.m. merge with influential PB movers and shakers as they start their afternoon with a Scavenger Hunt and at 6 p.m. attend an all-exclusive After-Party.

Teams of six will travel by chauffeured vehicles in search of answers to Palm Beach clues.  If the challenge alone doesn’t titillate your senses, prizes such as $10,000 in cash, hotel stays and amazing gifts should certainly seal the deal!

Food and “Ritz-y” style refreshments will be enjoyed, as teams visit historic sites, beautiful landmarks, and shopping venues on Worth Avenue.  The event will culminate with a fabulous cocktail party, where scores will be tallied and winners will be announced.

So make sure to wear your best “summer chic” as you spend the day supporting a wonderful cause.  Tickets rang from $450 for an individual ticket to $2,500 for a team of six.

For more information please call (561) 683-3287 or click here.




Alex and Ani – SMS Style


Alex & Ani designs and creates bangle bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings that adorn the body, enlighten the mind, and empower the spirit – or so they say.

My A&A love was founded after a horrendous break-up.  I found my fix – A&A and a bottle of vodka.  The little charm bracelets called to my wallet with their simple disclaimer: (+) Energy.  Sold!  I could be positive and tipsy.  The perfect combo.

However, what my charm bracelets lacked in “magic powers” they gained in popularity.  To my amazement A&A was a huge deal – who knew.  As I was buying my little jingles as retail therapy woman nationwide where buying them to outdo their fellow trendsetters.

It’s Alex & Ani mania.  Jump on Board!  And though the Ex is long gone (good riddance!) I’m still on (+) Energy overdrive.

So, in honor of all things positive and trendy, take an umbrella covered stroll to Worth Avenue this afternoon.  From 9am-6pm the Alex and Ani store is celebrating the debut of The Palm Beach Charm.  You can munch on lite bites and sip on (+) Energy punch all day long.  And if you’re really in need of bangles and bling they are providing a complementary gift with a $100 purchase.


Enjoy and get some (+) in your life!



Healthy Glow – SMS Style

Thank goodness it’s an above average day here on the Island! Mother Nature has really outdone herself this holiday weekend with perfect temperatures and a refreshing ocean breeze.  By virtue of Florida’s clear blue skies I have decided to treat myself  to a day of mimosa sipping at the Beach Club in the Breakers Hotel and Resort.  Nothing says “perfect holiday” like bubbles and sun!

However, before I leave you and turn into a tipsy bronzed goddess I wanted to provide you with some fantastic Island inspiration.

Missoni Mare swim suit cover up / Melissa Odabash bikini two piece / Zara shoes / Kate Spade / Saks Fifth Avenue jewelry / Lola Rose multi chain necklace, $440

Missoni Mare swim suit cover up / Melissa Odabash bikini two piece / Zara shoes / Kate Spade / Saks Fifth Avenue jewelry / Lola Rose multi chain necklace, $440




Haute 3 of the Week – SMS Style

It’s Friday and we’re on the cusp of a beautiful Memorial Day weekend here on Palm Beach Island.  I’m counting down the hours till I can get my paws on Echo’s outrageously yummy spicy tuna roll (my reward after a long week).  However, in the meantime, let’s be super unproductive and oogle over the top 3 haute pics of the week.

Chanel Iman in Dior

Chanel Iman in Dior

Eva Langoria in Cannes

Eva Langoria in Cannes

Doutzen Kroes in Cannes

Doutzen Kroes in Cannes

Thanks for Reading and have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!



Palm Beach Island – SMS Style


Forgive the delayed responses, lack of posts and all around dishevelment of SMS.  I, as well as my dear blog, have been making the slow and steady shift from the Peach State to the land of 70-year-old wasps.  O yes, you heard right, welcome to SMS Palm Beach Island edition: your primary source for all things decadent, fantastical, glamorous, and all around indulgent.

After living on my quaint Island for a little over two weeks I have learned a few very valuable lessons along the way.

Lesson 1

Gone are the days of casual attire, “shower hair” and no make-up.  From dusk till dawn it’s PB protocol to look topnotch.  So, whether you get here via private plane, train or automobile I suggest you grab your summer Birkin and strap on those Gucci Horsebit thongs because you’re about to head into 10.4 sq miles of glitz and glamour.  No lie.

Lesson 2

If you’re not a 10 on the “hot-dometer” than I suggest you take your subpar bum back over the Flagler Bridge because you definitely aren’t Island material.  I’m exaggerating of course…or am I?

Lesson 3

If you’re not friends with at least 3 senior Jewish women than I propose you reevaluate your social status and prestige because obviously you aren’t as superior as you think.  And that, my dear friend, is the truth.

Thanks for reading!



Farmers Market – SMS Style

haight-hippiesThough I may be from San Francisco I would hardly call myself a hippie.  I hate composting, I like Range Rovers, giving the “peace sign” annoys me, and saving the dolphins is nice, but not necessary.  The only real “flower child-esque” thing about me is my visits to local farmers markets– a random pastime I picked up in Boston.

I began my Saturday afternoon activity because, like any person with a brain, I enjoyed the low price point, organic veggies and handmade accouterments.  Why raid Whole Foods and spend $60 when I could barter with a farmer and get a free bar of soap and a bag of veggies for $2.50?  Addiction 101.

While in Boston I promised myself that if/when I moved I would find a local market and continue snagging my veggies on the cheap.  So, when I moved to my small college town, I did just that.  However, Oxford sucked.  NO ONE WANTS TO EAT RADISHES AND CAULIFLOWER ON A NORMAL BASIS!

My Mississippi street market “love” was crushed.  Hence, when I came to Atlanta I was weary of bad produce and appalling bartering techniques.  Thankfully I found the opposite.

I weaned myself into the world of year-round farmers markets with a trip to Decatur.  Addiction 102.  I was teleported into a land of fresh fish, homemade Boudin, cheese from around the globe, and bread stuffed with WHATEVER you want.

Decatur Farmers Market is a paradise for any foodie, hippie, health freak mom, or people named Sterling.

So, if you’re a bon vivant, flower child, psycho, or named after a winery you might like to visit some of Atlanta’s newly opened markets (courtesy of Access Atlanta):

Decatur Farmers Market

This year-round farmers market opens twice a week. By alternating day/evening and weekday/weekend times, the market is accessible to a wide audience. Tink’s Grassfed Beef, Goodness Gracious Granola, Nazifa’s Bakery and Mercier Orchards are among the vendors.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays year-round at 498 N. McDonough St., Decatur. 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays March-October and 3-6 p.m. November-February at 163 Clairmont Ave., Decatur.


Dunwoody Green Market

This market has a new location this year at the Shops of Dunwoody. Participating vendors must be certified organic or naturally grown. You’ll find honey, free-range eggs, beef, pork, poultry, cured meats and more. This market also offers a Community Supported Agriculture program.

8 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through November. 5500 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.


East Atlanta Village Farmers Market

This community market offers live music, a kid’s activity booth and weekly cooking demos to create a festive atmosphere. It offers close to 40 vendors, including Atlanta Gourmet Mushrooms, Love is Love Farm at Gaia Gardens, Cafe Campesino, Revolution Doughnuts and Honeysuckle Gelato.

4-8 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 12. 561 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta.


Grant Park Farmers Market

Originally started as a pilot program of the Grant Park Conservancy in 2011, this market continues to grow. Look for demos by popular Atlanta chefs, including Todd Richards, Joe Truex, Shaun Doty and Hugh Acheson. Small, local producers like Frolona Farm, Jackson Lowe Vegetable Farm, Atlanta Fresh Artisan Creamery and Riverview Farms participate each week.

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sundays April 21-Dec. 15. 600 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta.


Thanks for reading!