Making Homes and Waves in South Palm Beach

Picture this: against the backdrop of a dramatic Palm Beach sunset, influencers mingle over fresh and creative food from the local culinary scene; engaging with familiar personalities from the social media firmament as they sip champagne; and local conservation workers describe their local efforts to ensure the survival of sea turtles; all this, while the details of a new project, the South Palm Beach oceanfront condos for sale at 3550 South Ocean, come into focus. This dreamy scenario is precisely what took place at a recent event hosted by 3550 South Ocean, which brought together local experts and influencers at their posh Sales Gallery on October 22nd from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

The event was co-hosted by local food blogger Cristyle, a rapidly rising star in the food blogosphere. Her platform, Eat Palm Beach, has earned a reputation as the go-to guide for Palm Beach foodies and gastronomes, whether they’re homegrown or new to the area’s restaurants. The mantra of Eat Palm Beach is simple: “We eat. We blog. We do it again.” That’s a workflow we can get behind. As a result of this cycle, Eat Palm Beach has captured a treasure trove of valuable information; there are restaurant reviews, chef interviews, and itineraries for an ideal weekend getaway. Cristyle herself brings a fresh take on the Palm Beach scene, one that privileges vivid, colorful, unpretentious food. This approach has earned her a massive social media following and made her one of the most significant voices in the local gourmet world.

It should come as no surprise, then, that the bites at the event were provided by Eau Palm Beach Resort. This high-end resort has a reputation for their attention—rather, obsession—with the details. No corner of the resort experience has been forgotten; modern art permeates the space, and the interior design choices of Jonathan Adler lend a sense of playfulness and joy to the rooms. It makes sense, then, that the dining experience they offer is as richly thought-out as their other services. As they say, “food is meant to be lingered over, savored, and paired with ocean views.” In the case of this event, it made for a like-worthy picture and post as well.

Though the event presented the chance to indulge in sumptuous food and atmosphere while rubbing shoulders with Palm Beach neighbors and luminaries, it was much more than that. Representatives from Loggerhead Marinelife Center were present to share information about the work they do in the area. The center’s mission is to “promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles,” a fight that takes place on many fronts because sea turtles face an array of obstacles to their survival, including seemingly harmless human activities like fishing. Loose fishing line and netting in the ocean is deadly for marine life, quickly entangling, strangling, and drowning many of these majestic animals. The Loggerhead Marine Center collects fishing line and netting material from several recycling stations, preventing hundreds of pounds of monofilament from ending up in the ocean. It also runs a hospital for injured sea turtles. One sea turtle, the adorably named “Gavin,” has his own webcam, where you can watch his recovery and cheer him on.

As with any gathering that combines influencers, sea turtle advocates, local bites and the Palm Beach condos at 3550 South Ocean, the evening was a success. Stay tuned; future parties are on the horizon.