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Gucci Westman’s Guide To Palm Beach

January 1 | 2 minute read

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Words by Christie Sinclair

Originally published on | February 4

Private beaches, never-ending cocktail hours and the most luxurious spas imaginable have long been luring bon vivants and the fashion set to Palm Beach, Florida.

With chic hotels, a spectacular food circuit and luxury boutiques overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a place to see and be seen – thus, one must be adequately styled to go from beach to boutique to bar.

This is where makeup artist and founder of Westman Atelier Gucci Westman comes in. Palm Beach is one of Westman’s favourite places to escape with the whole family – sometimes multiple times a year – making her the ideal guide.

Take inspiration for your beachy makeup look or bookmark for your next trip to the States.

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“My favourite look is a back-from-the-beach glow with nude and peach tones on cheeks and lips.”

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The beauty look:

In Palm Beach, where the holiday vibes are always high and the lifestyle is ultra-luxurious, makeup should be effortlessly luminous, explains Westman. “My favourite look is a back-from-the-beach glow with nude and peach tones on cheeks and lips.”

She applies the Westman Atelier Liquid Super Loaded Tint in ‘Peau de Peche’ as a skin corrector under foundation, then swipes the Baby Cheeks Blush in ‘Minette’ across cheeks, before using the ‘Café Crème’ shade from the ‘Les Nudes’ Lip Suede palette for a hint of colour on lips. To finish, she says “My Beauty Butter Bronzer in ‘Coup De Solieil’ and Lit Up Highlight Stick in ‘Brulee’ give the perfect matte to luminous ratio.”

Throw this look together in mere minutes – with fingertips, of course! It’s perfect for lazy days on a sun lounger or dinner beneath tiki torches, toes in the sand.


The place to take up residence, according to Westman, is The Colony Hotel. “It’s my home away from home whenever we're in Palm Beach,” reveals Westman. “It has the best location and the rooms are incredible (especially the Goop bungalow), with the most inspiring colour palette.” Think: a cotton candy pink façade, striped awnings and stylish individuals swanning by the pool – it’s a real-life Slim Aarons photograph. Dine al fresco by the pool at Swifty's, she says, or “grab a great coffee and green juice at the Pink Paradise Cafe.”

“I also love staying at the Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach,” she adds. “It has a beautiful private beachfront, which makes you feel like you've reached a true holiday destination."


From culinary masters at work in open kitchens to buzzy bars on the sand and celebrity chef residencies, Palm Beach has become a mandatory destination for lovers of fine food. Thanks to our resident gourmet expert, your taste buds are in for a treat.

“You can always rely on Sant Ambroeus for amazing food,” says Westman. In the spirit of a traditional Italian trattoria, the food is simple, delicious and made to be relished – not rushed. “I love sitting in a booth and the staff are so lovely – overall, it's a terrific experience!"

If you can get a table at Imoto, prepare for your hunger to be satiated in the most exquisite fashion. "Imoto has the most delicious Japanese food and my daughter and I love ordering the cucumber salad,” Westman explains, adding,“If you can’t get a table, try sitting at the bar at Buccan (by the same owners) to experience the menu!"

Need a venue guaranteed to please everyone? "The courtyard at Le Bilboquet is quite lovely. The whole family loves this spot!” she reveals. Reclining beneath the palms, a glass of bubbly in hand with a dazzling array of French bistro-inspired fare proffered to you – it’s hard to imagine life could get any better.


New York has Madison Avenue. Beverly Hills has Rodeo Drive. And Palm Beach has Worth Avenue. With the Atlantic Breeze in your hair and a wondrous ‘Westman’ glow on your face, you can get your retail therapy fix knowing you absolutely look the part.

The street is lined with too many local and international designers to count, but Westman has one favourite: “Marissa Collections is one of the best curated fashion boutiques – and it carries Westman Atelier!” This might just be the only place you can watch yachts fly their sails over the bay while finding your next favourite shade of the Baby Cheeks Blush.

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