Category Archives: Palm Beach

Palm Beach Neighbors

In the summer of 2009 I was house-sitting the old stable of the Woolworth estate in Palm Beach. The main house has been divided in two. The remaining property apportioned to smaller luxurious houses providing safe haven for the mega-rich. A few blocks away was Donald Trump’s estate, Mar-De-Lago. The baroque vision of opulence overlooked […]

Rainbow off Palm Beach

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is usually in the backyard of a mansion although in this case it must be a pirate treasure frolicking along the current of the Gulf Stream. Palm Beach 02/2011

Palm Beach Off Season / Not everyone is what they seem

During the 2008 NBA playoffs I escaped the luxurious confines of Palm Beach to watch the Celtics versus the Lakers at my friend’s house in Jupiter Beach. I patted Pom Pom on the head. “You be a good dog.” It was an impossible request. The Airedale had been rescued from a Riviera Beach crack house. […]

BRING ON THE REVOLUTION by Peter Nolan Smith

Last week I went out to eat with my nephews and their parents at a Mexican restaurant on Okochobee Boulevard in west Palm Beach. The conversation gravitated to sports; baseball for Trey, golf for Reese, and basketball for their father and me. Their mother was happy to be left in peace. After dinner we stepped […]

The Demise of Naked Gay Discos in Miami

“How do you like it here?” Bruce Benderson asked in the courtyard of the Palm Beach house which a telecommunications millionaire has entrusted in my care. His East European friends were cooking lunch. Glenn his friend was perusing Anthony Haden-Guest’s book on New York nightlife. Our mutual friend Scottie Taylor featured in several chapter. We […]