International hotelier, Worth Avenue Association Historian and Palm Beach aficionado Rick Rose releases the 2nd edition of his best-selling guide: Palm Beach: The Essential Guide to America’s Legendary Resort Town. The full-color illustrated guide to Palm Beach, published by Pineapple Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, is a rich and beautifully curated collection of destinations, must-sees, and restaurant and shopping recommendations in what has become known as “American’s First Resort Destination.” Leading 2,000 visitors a year on public and private tours of Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Island and hosting thousands of guests a year at his boutique inn and vacation homes, Rose was inspired to write a local guide to help visitors make the most of their visit to Palm Beach. The first edition was released in 2017 and quickly became the most widely distributed curated guide to The Palm Beaches.
The completely revised and updated 2nd edition of Palm Beach: The Essential Guide to America’s Legendary Resort Town features a foreword from celebrated designer and author Steven Stolman, as well as new content, such as a scenic walking tour, information about private clubs, birding tips and new local attractions. The book offers insights on island-appropriate attire, tips on self-guided tours, recommended regional road trips, horse show 101, and so much more, providing a complete overview of everything Palm Beach. The guide is the ultimate resource for those who know the city intimately, wish to visit, or just have an appreciation for the cultural destination that is Palm Beach.
Throughout the community, Rose’s expertise is wildly hailed. “This guide highlights all of those special places in Palm Beach for visitors and residents alike”, said Danielle Hickox Moore, Mayor of Palm Beach. “Rick Rose’s Palm Beach – The Essential Guide has become truly essential for anyone visiting or relocating to the Palm Beaches. His attention to historical facts and their influence on who we are today is outstanding” – Jorge Pesquera, President & CEO of Discover the Palm Beach.
RICK ROSE, a second-generation Floridian born and raised in the Palm Beach area, graduated from the Florida State University College of Business with a degree in hospitality management and worked for major hotel groups for 20 years, mainly in international sales and marketing. He left the international hotel business in 2004 to open a B & B resort in West Palm Beach and now co-owns and operates Palm Beach Vacation Rentals. Rick is also the official historian of the Worth Avenue Association, an active member of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County, the Flagler Museum and the Palm Beach Preservation Foundation. He was also appointed by the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners to serve on the board of directors of Discover the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County’s destination marketing organization.