Sometimes we need a little pampering. Perhaps it means packing up the car for a family staycation, or booking a spa day with friends, or simply sitting down to a fine meal with your honey. Luckily, August is all about indulging in these activities thanks to a proliferation of hospitality promotions around the Sunshine State. Here’s a look at suggestions to turn your self-care fantasy into a reality.
Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa
Located on a tranquil, 15-mile stretch of beach, Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is a staycation no-brainer. Take advantage of its Good Neighbor’s Florida/Georgia resident discount and sea turtle hatching-timed Rest & Nest promotion. Dine on Drift Kitchen & Bar’s day boat scallops with corn risotto, paddle board and book a spa service.
The Treasure Coast encompasses Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Though named after a Spanish fleet lost at sea in the 18th century, today’s residents see gold in its beautiful beaches, old-fashioned downtowns and entrepreneurial elan. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Stuart | Vero Beach | Palm City | Sebastian
GlossLab, a New York nail salon with memberships for unlimited, waterless, hygiene-first mani/pedis, is in expansion mode. The inaugural Florida location opened in Coconut Grove, with more slated for South Miami, Coral Gables, Sunset Harbour, Midtown Miami, Aventura and the Upper East Side. Choose from semi-annual, quarterly and monthly memberships from $115-$135 per month.
One of Miami’s most historic neighborhoods with bohemian and Bahamian roots continues its evolution as a walkable, tree-shaded destination for the work/live/play lifestyle. An exciting tenant turnover and new development and upgrades are drawing fresh faces. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island’s New York Master Chefs Reunion package includes a Coastal Room with breakfast and two tickets to the August 21 dinner hosted by resort restaurant Salt’s chef de cuisine Okan Kizilbayir. Superstar sommelier Lesley Quinn and guest chefs from Le Bernardin, the Stanwich Club and Joomak Banjum are also participating.
Amelia Island is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Sothebys International Realty Expands to Northeast Florida
There’s something for everyone at the Breakers. Book its Bed & Breakfast promotion including holiday weekends, and indulge in its many restaurants’ specials during the Palm Beaches Restaurant Month through August 31. The resort is having fun with August’s food themes, too, whether Peach Month, S’mores Day, Rum Day and Banana Split Day.
The iconic luxury island of Palm Beach is shaking up its staid past. Young families who live here year-round and the next generation of snowbirds and visitors are inspiring a new wave of chic shops, restaurants and art galleries. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Dine Out Lauderdale
Make the rounds to the new restaurants on your list during Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Dine Out Lauderdale. In addition to three-course, prix-fixe meals at hundreds of restaurants, many local hot spots are hosting extra specials. For example, Holly Blue premieres its new menu with a five-course tasting and wine pairings on August 8.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Miami Spa Month
Miami Spa Month continues throughout August. A few promotions are Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau’s Dewy Look facial with a hair treatment and pedicure; Four Seasons at Surfside’s Sweet Serenity massage and exfoliation with local honey and organic cane sugar, and Rossano Ferretti salon at Faena’s Tierra Santa Healing House’s hair treatment and blowout.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links