Cuban-born Jamnea Finlayson opened JF Gallery in 2003 and today showcases contemporary artwork by the likes of Christina Major and Cecil Touchon. Finlayson describes her inventory as mostly abstract, with a smattering of minimalist line work and loose, street art–inspired expressionist pieces. JF Gallery also offers installation, in-home art consulting, and custom framing services.
Established in 1963, The Elephant’s Foot has earned a reputation for its robust collection of Asian, English, and French antique furniture, in addition to consignment pieces from Palm Beach estates. The 6,500-square-foot showroom boasts everything from nineteenth-century dining tables to lacquer cabinets with Asian-style japanning, as well as small-scale home items like inkwells and checkerboards.
Nestled next door to The Elephant’s Foot, Rhythm Café is a 35-year-strong institution, serving “American cuisine with a twist” amid retro environs. Nightly dinner specials round out a menu dotted with such fun fare as “Cheese on Fire” and “Cookie and a Scoop.”
Sophistication meets chic, easy living at Mecox Gardens, which carries vintage and contemporary furnishings sure to add coastal flair to any space. Think: bamboo bookcases, a carved-wood Syrian pedestal, and a gesso white palm leaf chandelier. Mecox recently opened a new outpost at 3171 South Dixie Highway, but it will keep its store at 3900 South Dixie Highway through April.
The ultimate mid-shop stop, this charming bistro is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch on Monday. Indulge in flatbreads, gourmet salads, pasta, and seafood—and save room for a sweet pick-me-up in the form of house-made cakes, pies, and cookies. Belle & Maxwell’s also hosts special events, including live music and wine tastings with an experienced sommelier.
In operation since 1989, James & Jeffrey Antiques sells Continental furniture, lighting, and accessories at two locations (a pavilion and a showroom) on South Dixie Highway and operates an estate sale center on Georgia Avenue. The curated selection exudes an aristocratic spirit, as evidenced in such pieces as Louis XV benches and Napoleon III girandoles. Choose from a range of bronze and crystal sconces and Italian mirrors and transform your home into a dream palais.