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FALL INTO THE SEASON
We may not have piles of leaves or bonfires, but we think you might feel a little autumn nip in the air after indulging in one of these special seasonal treatments at The Seagate Hotel and Spa. The 25-minute pumpkin spice body polish ($60) uses pumpkin enzymes to purify skin while the warm scents of brown sugar, clove and nutmeg stimulate the senses. Or try the pumpkin spice manicure and pedicure ($100) to experience the scrub as well as a moisture mask on the lower legs and feet, followed by a warm stone and oil massage. No matter which treatment you choose, each comes with a complimentary pumpkin martini—which just might be our favorite new fall sipper. (1000 E. Atlantic Ave., 561/6654800, theseagatehotel. com)
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BE A VIP
You already know that Caffé Luna Rosa has one of the best brunches—and Bloody Marys—in town, but here’s even more incentive to dine at this waterfront favorite (and a great stocking stuffer!): The restaurant offers a VIP House Charge Account that works just like a credit card. Guests charge every meal to the account, receive monthly statements and can even set up an automatic payment plan. Beyond the convenience, regular guests will reap a lot of benefits, including discounted valet parking, the ability to make reservations during high season, a birthday gift certificate, invitations to special events and more. Visit the website to download an application. (34 S. Ocean Blvd., 561/274-9404, caffelunarosa.com) Shea Gouldd
The spa at Seagate
PUmPKIN mAr TINI 1/2 ounce Sylk Cream liqueur 2 ounces vanilla vodka 1/2 ounce pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup 1 teaspoon whipped cream Cinnamon stick for garnish
We learned a long time ago that no, you can’t do it all—especially when the busy holiday season kicks in. That’s why we’re glad we know Shea Gouldd, a junior at Spanish River High and founder and chef at Shea’s Bakery. Too busy to whip up dessert? Call Gouldd, who likes 24-48 hours notice, but usually has cupcakes in stock during season. Gouldd, who has had a knack for baking since childhood, operates out of a commercial kitchen at 255 N.E. Sixth Ave. She is known for her genuine butter cream icing, her cheesecakes and her chocolate peanut butter cupcakes. Make it easy on yourself and call the cupcake queen at 561/375-9591 next time you need a little dessert help.
hot list Pour Sylk liqueur and vodka into shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Add pumpkin liqueur or syrup. Shake again. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with cinnamon stick.
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