The first time Joe and I lived in Florida in the early 90s, we moved there in December. It felt strange to see Christmas trees and Santas and creches on church lawns in temperatures reaching 85-90 degrees. This time around when we visit during the holidays, it no longer feels strange.
However, I must say, even I was perplexed by the Christmas tree erected in the newly refurbished Royal Poinciana Plaza in Palm Beach (first photo below.) I asked the two valets waiting to park cars at the entrance about it. One replied,”It’s made of surfboards.” I threw him a puzzled look. “Palm Beach says beach, ocean, surfboards. See the connection?” Frankly, I did not. Whatever else Palm Beach says ( old people, money, retirement) it most definitely does not say “surfboards” to me.
Creche and Toy Soldiers Are Favorites
Shopping Palm Beach Style
Because There’s Always A Grinch…
But Then He Leaves, Yay!