The Back Porch Store, North Palm Beach, Florida

Welcome to The Back Porch Store

Ann Kohlmeyer of Jupiter, the former owner of Writes & Invites in North Palm Beach, said she and her best friend, Nan Nicklaus O’Leary of North Palm Beach were talking about opening a fine gift and accessories shop when all their kids were in college.

But when Ashley Frederickson of Jupiter began talking to the two friends, they decided to forge ahead and open The Back Porch in December 2008 on U. S. 1, in North Palm Beach.

“We were really excited. As we started talking about it, the three of us were like magpies, saying ‘we’ve got to do this,’” said O’Leary, the daughter of golfing great Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara.