Local Palm Beach

Yes, that's Cara's Defender.  Yes, that is Cara's daughter.  And yes, they both know how to surf and skate.  Growing up in Palm Beach has cultured Cara Coniglio McClure into the ultimate laid back, beach earthy, full time realtor, mom of three.
I've had the pleasure of knowing Cara since we were kids and she has evolved into the exact person she was born to be.  In this article, she shares with Milou what it means for her to be a local in her beloved Palm Beach hometown.

 

by Cara....

Growing up on the north end of Palm Beach, I lived in bikinis and bare feet.  My girlfriends and I would skateboard through the entire Island looking for little waves to longboard, and relied on the saltwater as our only "product" for our beach hair.  We would braid shells in each others hair to complete the mermaid look.  Dressing up for us was throwing on a sundress over a bathing suit and salty sun kissed skin.

                

My go to has always been a mini sundress so that I don't have to think about tops, bottoms, and belts.  Being a working mom has only intensified that style sense for me.  I like to wear clothes that can accommodate a work look, be comfortable enough to play soccer in after school with the kids, or breastfeed my youngest easily.  Multipurpose outfits are my jam.  I love simple, comfortable sandals since I walk a lot in real estate, and I'll always add something tortoise shell, my long gold chain, or my gold arm band as an accent.

Being involved in the community of Palm Beach is in my family's blood.  My mother has been the Mayor of PB since 2011 and my family has owned restaurants and businesses in the area for 35 plus years.  I have been in summer depression since our family restaurant Cucina has been under renovation. My morning coffee and power bowl spot has just been impossible to replace.  I, along with the rest of the town, am anxiously awaiting the re-opening with our new menu and decor, but keeping our same positive Palm Beach vibes.  

Being so closely attached to the locals and seasoners has led me to be involved in local charities.  The organization closest to my heart is the Town of Palm Beach United Way Turkey Trot.  I started the Trot nine years ago and sell out every year with over 1,300 participants.  I am most proud that all the proceeds go to feed the hungry in Palm Beach county on Thanksgiving.