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Detox – Retox – Rinse – Repeat The ideal getaway awaits at the W Fort Lauderdale I had an opportunity to slip away, and slip away I did. I found myself off the Caribbean seas of South Florida at the W Fort Lauderdale. The resort captured all of my senses with stunning ocean views and endless creature comforts. My trip kicked off with a healthy balance from “the good for you” cocktails offered in the hotel’s chic living room. On this trip, the goal was simple: Detox the mind, body and soul, Retox with whole foods and beverages, Rinse at the spa, then Repeat! Day 1- I began my day with a healthy, veggie packed meal at SoBe Vegan to fuel me up for a half-day boat charter exploring the iconic intracoastal, also known as the Venice of America. I relaxed to the tune of light music and swam in the ocean canals as dolphins glided by. It made for a truly picture book scene. Back at the property, I glammed up for dinner at Steak 954, the W’s award-winning steakhouse curated by James Beard award winner Stephen Starr. Known for its dry aged meats and fresh seafood, the restaurant brings a unique and modern interpretation to classic steakhouse dining. Their famous hot popovers are enough to keep you coming back.
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Day 2- There is nothing better than rise and shine with sunshine. I enjoyed a light breakfast courtesy of prompt room service before heading to my sea cycle class on the living room terrace. There, I sprung into movement with Ride Element as the instructors pumped me up with an exciting workout. Gorgeous ocean views made for an extra special experience. Day 3- All the excitement from the previous two days prepared me for much-anticipated detox time at the awe-inspiring AWAY Spa. The spa’s attentive team ensured my massage treatment involved the highest level of pampering. A hop skip and a jump later and I was at the beach to soak up more sun and scene. Between the W’s comfortable beach chairs, fresh towels and top-notch service, your beach needs are fully covered. Also not to be missed… the W’s guided beach yoga experience followed by an afternoon spent at the pool, Wet. There is no better place to unwind, eat and drink while enjoying the chill atmosphere and panoramic ocean views. Located directly along the sultry shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach, W Fort Lauderdale lived up to its chic and glamorous reputation. All in all, it was an unforgettable reset retreat and just what the doctor ordered. Repeat?…..absolutely!