No sour grapes here: Save luggage space by packing a sharp basic that can be worn throughout your vacation.
Tonal check shirt, Gucci, $360 holtrenfrew.com
A tailored blazer with a subtle pattern will take you from dinner to drinks (and hide any spills).
Wool blend plaid jacket, Paul Smith, $925 holtrenfrew.com
This versatile cashmere cardigan adds Palm Beach luxe to your look either under the blazer or on its own.
Cashmere sweater in Heather Toffee, J.Crew, $286 jcrew.com
Pairing is important at a food and wine festival: a dark, slim jean grounds the patterned blazer and keeps the silhouette lean.
Straight Selvedge Jeans, A.P.C., US$225 mrporter.com
There are only a few places where a man can wear a velvet slipper. This playful style is right at home in Palm Beach.
Velvet Slippers, Brooks Brothers, US$198 brooksbrothers.com
Air Canada offers the only non-stop service between Canada and West Palm Beach, with seasonal flights from Toronto that operate until April 30, 2013, and from Montreal between December 23, 2012, and April 7, 2013.
This epicurean festival (from December 7 to 11, 2012) draws a crowd whose dress sense is as refined as their palates. And while South Florida’s notorious humidity will be at an all-time low, celebrity chefs like Daniel Boulud are sure to turn up the heat.