When she married a decade ago, Elisabeth Munder left New York for Palm Beach in pursuit of the healthy work-life balance innate to the Sunshine State. Originally from Boston, Munder brings a degree of cool Northeast refinement to the pizzazz of Palm Beach. Her first job out of school was assistant to the chairman of Cartier in New York; she then became special events manager at Salvatore Ferragamo before working as marketing director for Saks Fifth Avenue. Today she’s the founder of Luxury Ink, a media and marketing firm specializing in lifestyle and luxury retail—and events like 2017’s 3,200-person opening of RH West Palm. Munder stays busy with her career and two young sons but also finds time for charitable involvement with The Society of the Four Arts, Kips Bay Decorator Show House, and The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness.
Style icon: C.Z. Guest
Signature accessory: A gold Cartier Juste un Clou ring, given to me by my husband.
Next purchase: A custom-made Egyptian cotton monogrammed duvet set from Pioneer Linens.
Her idea of R&R: Cruising on a sailboat.
Indulgence worth every calorie: Orange cashew cheesecake with walnut date crust from CPB at The Colony. It’s vegan, so not too guilty of a pleasure.
Last great read: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Splurges on: Amazing trips. We recently celebrated my parents’ forty-fifth wedding anniversary in Capri and are planning a family sailing adventure through the British Virgin Islands.
Collects: Vintage Tom Ford for YSL and Gucci
Wardrobe essentials: Phillip Lim white T-shirts and trouser shorts, and Isabel Marant blouses and skirts
Favorite Palm Beach bite: Imoto’s fried rice
Signature drink: À L’Est Champagne
Karaokes in the car to: Taylor Swift anything!
Product she can’t live without: Charlotte Tilbury lip gloss in High Society
Go-to Happy Hour: CPB at The Colony
Hidden talent: I was an internationally ranked synchronized figure skater.
Fitness routine: Tracy Anderson Method, SoulCycle, Yoga Society, and running. I mix it up since I am a lifelong athlete. I love variety.
Her happy place: My in-laws’ home in Sag Harbor
Cause she’s passionate about: Supporting and empowering other women.
Next travel destination: Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana
Words to live by: “Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it.” —Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
Earworm from her teen years: “Just a Girl” by No Doubt
Binge watches: The Crown
Movies she’s seen more than 10 times: The Birdcage and Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley
Guilty-pleasure junk food: Gluten-free cookie dough
In her beach bag: Supergoop sunblock and a Las Bayadas beach blanket
Dream car: A Mercedes R107 SL Convertible from the ’80s
Next goal: Compete in a triathlon.