Petra Levin believes true beauty is measured by good works and a gracious disposition. She and her husband, Stephen Levin, have contributed to many charitable endeavors, including a $5 million naming endowment gifted to The Levin Tower on the MorseLife campus in West Palm Beach, set to open in August. When tranquility calls, the Miami Beach resident heads north to her sprawling 86-acre estate in Stowe, Vermont, where she enjoys hiking, playing with her five dogs, and sponsoring the town’s summer outdoor sculpture exhibition.
VIBE: Quaint, healthy, sporty
FASHION ESSENTIALS FOR DAY: Rag and Bone jeans, an Elizabeth and James flannel shirt, and a pair of Pochi Tochi boots
FASHION ESSENTIALS FOR NIGHT: Stowe isn’t fancy. Dress up your day look by adding a canvas jacket or a nice shawl.
FOR A SOLO EXPERIENCE: Drive to Woodstock and have lunch at The Mill at Simon Pearce. Also, visit the Quechee Gorge.
BEST TIME TO GO: There are three great seasons to go: Summer has no humidity, the fall foliage is absolutely beautiful, and winter is great for snowmobiling and snowboarding.
UNWRITTEN RULE THE LOCALS LIVE BY: Casual, casual, casual
HOMETOWN GOODS TO STOCKPILE: Gourmet food and freshly baked bread from Harvest Market
BEST PLACE TO EAT: Michael’s on the Hill. It’s run by a Swiss chef with both French and German influences.
SOUNDTRACK: The Weeknd
BEST PLACE TO SHOP: Sportive in Waitsfield for ski clothes
BEST WAY TO SPEND A FREE MORNING: Visit Stowe Mountain Lodge at Spruce Peak, which has year-round activities like skiing, golfing, and spa services.
FUN CULTURAL OUTING: Spend a day at the Shelburne Museum
A MUST-DO EXPERIENCE NOT IN THE GUIDEBOOKS: Go for a hike in Camel’s Hump State Park
BEST SEAT IN TOWN: Hen of the Wood in Waterbury serves farm-to-table cuisine in a rustic-chic atmosphere.
SIGNATURE DRINK: Vermont craft beers
DISH TO DREAM ABOUT: Locally produced maple syrup