Martha Stewart’s West Palm weekend getaway: Her favorite places, food

Where did the lifestyle guru eat and shop here? She tells us!


Martha Stewart came to West Palm Beach and, in true Martha style, she flew away with something more stylish than a lousy souvenir T-shirt.

While shopping on Antique Row, she found a Moroccan brass table she couldn’t resist. A relic of the late 19th Century, it held a cluster of hand-blown English glass dinner bells from the same era.

“I loved it so much, I bought it,” Stewart wrote on her “Martha Blog,” where she posted 58 photos from her recent visit to the area.

At Kofski Antiques in Palm Beach, she purchased a striking bronze crab. And when she stopped at the Balatro vintage shop in Palm Beach, she spotted a floppy, natural weave hat that made her wonder “if it would be a good hat for the Central Park Conservancy ‘Hat Luncheon’ I attend every year.”

Her recent stay was a “jam-packed weekend of tours and activities” that included a visit to West Palm Beach’s “sunny” Saturday morning green market, where she stopped to pose for photos with fans.

“I was so happy with the preparation of foods being offered, as well as the very large array of fresh fruits, vegetables, and seafood,” Stewart said by email last week.

She says she had been planning a Palm Beach escapade “to visit good friends who have been vacationing there.”

“I stayed with my friend, (banker) Lisbeth Barron, who has a home there in the north end,” she said. “I had a very busy time shopping, partying, dining, and visiting with friends.”

Did she have any memorable bites while in West Palm Beach?

She did.

“The Mediterranean Market & Deli offers delicious food – stuffed grape leaves, quinoa salad, tabbouleh,” she said of the shop that’s also known as the Middle East Bakery & Grocery, on 5th Street. “And it’s a great stop in a busy day.”



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