Philanthropist Pauline Pitt proves that living graciously can lift the spirit and invigorate the soul. Renowned for her fresh, classic interiors, the Manhattan native became enamored by decorating in London during the early 1970s. After returning to New York, she launched her eponymous interior design firm, Pauline Boardman Ltd., and has created sophisticated abodes for clients like Terry Allen Kramer. Daughter of financier George F. Baker III, the Palm Beach doyenne has a soft spot for the island’s rich architectural heritage and advocating for animals and the less fortunate. She currently serves on several boards including Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and is chair of The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach and the William H. Pitt Foundation. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and unwinding with her family and partner Jerry Seay at their rustic chalet in Aspen, Colorado.
SUNDAY FUNDAY Hanging in our hammocks in Aspen or on the terrace in Palm Beach reading newspapers and catching up on magazines
MOST PRECIOUS MOMENTOS My wedding ring from Bill Pitt and my ring from Jerry
BUCKET LIST Visiting the Galápagos Islands, South America, and Tahiti
PERFECT HOSTESS GIFT Something from Hive Home Gift & Garden
GO-TO FASHION DESIGNER Valentino
RECENT COVETED PURCHASE White Range Rover Sport with red interior
FAVORITE PALM BEACH RESTAURANT Club Colette
STAYS HOME TO WATCH Blacklist, Billions, and Grace and Frankie
NEVER LEAVES HOME WITHOUT Jo Malone lip balm
PERSONAL PASSIONS My two dachshunds, Bean and Gus
MUSIC L’AMOUR John Denver
A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT Dinner and a movie with Jerry
WISH LIST A month-long stay in the Bahamas this spring
PALM BEACH OBSESSION I smile when I cross the bridge into Palm Beach after being away for a while. No other place do I love as much.
STRESS RELIEVER Underwater swimming
ALWAYS WEARS My rings and my mother’s gold bracelets
FOREVER GOAL Stay healthy and keep laughing
SPECIAL SECRET I don’t beat around the bush, and I decide quickly.
GUILTY PLEASURE Sneaking off to the shops on Worth Avenue
FAVORITE JEWELRY DESIGNER Mish Tworkowski. He’s exhibiting at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s annual benefit on March 3.
SIGNATURE SIP Château d’Esclans Whispering Angel Rose
BEAUTY MUST-HAVE Jo Malone orange blossom body crème
NOW READING Hutton Wilkinson and Flynn Kuhnert’s The Walk to Elsie’s: A Loving Memory of Elsie de Wolfe book set (Cecil Court Press)
FAVORITE VACATION Chartering a houseboat on Lake Powell, Utah