A move to South Florida helped Taylor Alderton Blaszczyk realize a childhood dream of owning a boutique. After following her family members down from New Jersey and working in retail for 11 years, the Roger Williams University grad took the plunge and opened Palm Harbor Boutique in downtown Abacoa in late 2018. Teeming with Palm Beach–inspired home decor, gifts, and accessories, the shop expresses her eye for fashion and the latest trends, and also grants her the opportunity to help clients celebrate everyday occasions. When she’s not buzzing around the store, Alderton Blaszczyk can be found at her Lake Clarke Shores home with her husband, Ryan, and yellow lab, Ella, or out supporting American Humane, Jupiter Medical Center, and the American Heart Association.
HAILS FROM Chatham, New Jersey
CURRENT STATE OF MIND Honestly, stressed! Opening a small business is a lot of hard work, but it’s all worth it.
STYLE ICON Kate Middleton. She is so elegant and timeless.
SIGNATURE ACCESSORIES My tennis bracelet from Maison Maurice and my Michele watch that covers gold and silver accessories.
NEXT PURCHASE Chanel red and beige straw espadrilles
INDULGENCE WORTH EVERY CALORIE The chocolate icebox pie at Mazie’s. You won’t be able to put your fork down.
FAVORITE HAPPY HOUR Buccan for a martini that always has to be accompanied with their warm brussels sprout caesar.
HER IDEA OF R&R Swinging in the chairs over the water at the Eau Spa.
GUILTY PLEASURE SONG FROM HER TEEN YEARS “Tearin’ Up My Heart” by NSYNC
MOVIE SHE’S SEEN MORE THAN 10 TIMES Hocus Pocus! Who hasn’t?
SPLURGES ON Blowouts. I hate blow-drying my hair and have no patience for it.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara
DREAM CAR A navy blue Range Rover
HIDDEN TALENT I can Irish step dance, and I used to be on a competitive team.
NEXT TRAVEL DESTINATION Iceland to see the northern lights, or a tiki hut in Bora Bora to see the fish swimming through.
HER HAPPY PLACE My parents’ front porch at their vacation home in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. I have so many great memories with family and friends there.
WORDS TO LIVE BY Everything happens for a reason.
WARDROBE ESSENTIAL My Chan Luu scarves. I don’t leave home without one.
JUNK FOOD SHE EATS WHEN NO ONE’S WATCHING Crunchy Cheetos! Unfortunately, the orange fingers are a dead giveaway that I had them.
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