Palm Beacher Anita Gabler is on a mission to share her fashion knowledge with the masses. A designer herself, Gabler has spent the last seven years presenting informative luncheons that focus on fashion’s greatest creators, authors, and photographers. On April 18, she’ll host an event entitled Chanel Revisited: Fascinating Facts and Vintage Fashions at The Chesterfield hotel. During this three-course luncheon ($75, reservation required), she’ll divulge secrets like how Gabrielle Chanel came to be known as Coco. Gabler serves up even more haute know-how in her new book Palm Beach Fashion Secrets and More (Women and Fashion Inc., $20). Gabler’s guidance is especially helpful for fashionistas on the go, as she offers many tricks for savvy yet sartorial travel. (561-676-1168, womenandfashion.net)
- Travel Buddy: Turn a carry on into a moveable closet with help from the Pack-it-Spector Garment Folder by Eagle Creek. The medium size fits 12 pieces, and in her book, Gabler shows how to use it to pack for a September trip to Tuscany.
- Ideal Outerwear: Gabler swears by the Magic Coat sold at Mildred Hoit in Palm Beach. Another perfect vacation option, this coat weighs less than a pound, is reversible, and made of water-resistant parachute silk and fox.
- Worth Avenue Wants: What would Palm Beach shopping be without Worth Avenue? Gabler visits the avenue frequently to pick up basics like Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation at Saks Fifth Avenue as well as made-to-order items like a custom tote from Akris and bespoke sandals from Il Sandalo.