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Designer Celerie Kemble shares her favorite haunts along West Palm Beach's South Dixie

Bowls. Those there Celerie Kemble's earliest South Dixie Highway obsession. "I remember getting dragged from shop to shop by my mother, being told not to break anything," Kemble says. "I went straight for the candy bowls." Though she was surrounded by gilt mirrors, chandeliers, and Chippendale chairs, at the time, Brach's caramels were the real treasure.

These days, the New York-based, Palm Beach-reared Kemble-who partners with her mother, Mimi McMakin, in Kemble Interiors-has made a name for herself as a designer of high-profile residences and private clubs in New York, Palm Beach and points beyond. A risk taker with a flair for originality, Kemble still descends on the cluster of West Palm Beach shops fronting South Dixie Highway, a Florida stretch of U.S. Route 1 as often as possible. She loves the quirky shop owners, the (relatively) low prices, and the eclectic mix of antique and vintage furniture, art, and accessories that can be found along what'…

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