Michelle Farmer has been designing jewelry since 2001, when she created custom pieces for private clients. She opened her first showroom in 2006 and now has Michelle Farmer Collaborate boutiques, featuring her jewelry plus art and fashion from select designers, in Palm Beach, Bridgehampton and Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. Celebrities and social stars often wear her signature cascading baroque pearls on leather. Michelle and husband, Peter, have homes in Palm Beach and Southampton, where they love to garden and entertain alfresco.
Palm Beach Hot Spot: HMF at The Breakers (right), the newly renovated Adam Tihany space, is super fun and chic.
Newest Fashion Obsession: Cesar Galindo. He launched his CZAR ready-to-wear collection with us in December of last year. His colors and fabrics are sumptuous, and our customers can not get enough of his pieces.
Go-To Hostess Gift: Delicious sea salts for cooking and a beautiful bottle of wine
Music to Relax By: Sara Bareilles radio on Pandora
Favorite Way to Spend Sunday: I love entertaining and gardening. My husband, Peter, and I regularly host long, lazy lunches for 12-14 outside by the pool. When the roses are in bloom and the vegetable garden is overflowing, the Hamptons is my favorite place to be in summer. There is nothing more satisfying than cooking what you have grown for friends and family.
Top Travel Spots: St. Barths has always been my favorite little getaway (I lived there in my 20s), but the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Puerto Rico (below) is now a close contender. We opened our third store there this past December. The property is breathtaking, and although we are fairly new to the area, I know it is now going to be a lifetime destination for us.
Favorite Way to Spend Date Night: A bonfire on the beach at sunset
Can't Say No To: The sea-salt chocolate from Citarella in New York
Must-Have Gadget: The best-kept secret is the Evis MD LED blue light. It is fantastic for anti-aging and healing.
Websites She Frequents: Style.com is an amazing resource to check out the latest runway show coverage, katseyeblog.com by Katherine Lande is a favorite for lifestyle and fashion inspiration and Pinterest is a pretty great lifestlye, work and design inspiration board.
Favorite Dish: The roasted chicken at Fresno in East Hampton, New York
In Her Beach Bag: SkinCeuticals sunblock; MODO for Jennifer Creel “Sabrina” sunglasses (below); a colorful Italian linen wrap that can be wrapped as a dress, top or pareo to make any swimsuit look pulled together and chic.