The Painted Ox: Masters of Vintage Furniture Facelifts

We’re checking back in at one of our favorite SoSo shops, Painted Ox, who has clearly earned a PhD in re-imagining and re-designing quality vintage and antique items. Their before and after photos are more impressive than those high priced plastic surgeons across the bridge.

Don’t believe me? Check these out recent transformations….

Nothing Flows


to Pink Flamingos


Chest of Snores


Best of Shores


A little rough


to Swanky Stuff


Don’t let you interior become a snooze fest this summer. Head to Painted Ox for fun, unique finds sure to wake up your decor with a much-needed energy boost.


The Painted Ox
5800 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL  33405


Get Your Grub On At The Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari

food truck safari

Start skipping dessert now so you’ll be plenty hungry for the Palm Beach Zoo’s Food Truck Safari this Saturday, June 18th. Gates open at 4:30pm, truck windows open at 5:00pm, last ticket sold at 8:15pm, Zoo closes at 9:00pm.

It’s an eat, drink and be merry extravaganza.

Food trucks scheduled to appear include:







melted mad


Beer and Wine is available for the 21+ set.

PLUS- Barrel of Monks Brewing will be doing a tap takeover and featuring the first kegs of this summer’s batch of Abbey Terno and their always popular White Wizard Wit.

Enjoy live music by The Shin Dig Duo and Andre Michaud.

Zoo admission for the Food Truck Safari is
$10 for adult non-members
$9 for adult members
$7 child non-members
$6 child members
Under 3 free.

Food and beverage purchases are NOT included in admission. Trucks accept cash and most credit cards.

Purchase advance tickets here.


Fab Find: Vintage Gucci Stirrup Cups

Stirrup Cups

We are so crushing on these Gucci Stirrup Cups at Palm Beach Antiques and Design Center. With gorgeously detailed horse, hare, fox and dog toppers made out of brass, they would be the perfect accent to a stylish bar area or curio cabinet.

Not savvy in stirrup cups? Here’s a little history lesson:

Stirrup cups were most popular during the 18th and 19th century. The specialized beverage vessel was often presented to a rider on horseback, while their feet were in the stirrups, as they were departing or arriving home from a hunt. Riders were required to down the contents (typically a wine or spirit-based punch, watered down and spiced to taste) fairly quickly which is why the cups typically had no base. This also necessitated servants to be on hand to deliver the cup to the drinker.

While less expensive versions were available in ceramic, the most elegant and elaborate were made out of silver. These statement-making Gucci cups (available for $1,600 for the set) were produced in the 1970s and individually signed.

Bring this dapper quartet home and dress up your next happy hour. They are sure to generate some lively cocktail party conversation.


Palm Beach Antique & Design Center
6910 S Dixie Higway
West Palm Beach, Fl 33405
Tel (561) 588-5868

Summer Hours (June 1 until September 1)
Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm