Sometimes all you want is a trip… after a trip—which is strictly what I skilled just a few weeks in the past whereas visiting my hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This voyage, to spare you from your complete saga, concerned cramming almost a 12 months’s-worth of catching up with household and mates into only a few days. (Is visiting household actually ever thought-about a soothing trip? Asking for a pal!)
Don’t get me flawed—there are few issues that make me happier than spending high quality time with my family members, as exhausting as it could be. However within the spirit of honesty, I used to be extraordinarily relieved to have deliberate a fast getaway to Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa—only a quick drive north of Fort Lauderdale—for the tail finish of my journey dwelling. Good timing to stave off the post-trip blues and luxuriate in just a few moments of real-deal rest.
A relaxing breath of recent air
Whereas visiting the resort (which overlooks the pristine, crystal clear waters of Manalapan, a phenomenal little city in Palm Seaside County), I had the chance to recharge and luxuriate in some much-needed “me” time.
When describing Eau Palm Seaside, they are saying it’s an intimate ocean retreat; a breath of recent air, an opportunity to refresh, and the right spot to rediscover time—which could not be extra apropos.
The lodge sits on a seven-acre oceanfront property that has a personal seashore overlooking the Atlantic. Being on the East Coast, because of this every morning is blessed with a beautiful dawn slowly creeping above the glassy, calm ocean water. On the horizon you’ll see paddle-boarders making their approach throughout the ocean or a dolphin cruising by (in case you’re fortunate).
Frankly, I might’ve spent all day being soothed by the small waves methodically crashing on the shore from the various oceanfront vantage factors the lodge has to supply: From my balcony room designed by Jonathan Adler, the “Membership Lounge” (that had among the greatest *limitless* chocolate chip cookies ever), or whereas doing yoga on the garden have been just a few of my favorites. That mentioned, I discovered probably the most peace connecting with the attractive outside whereas snorkeling proper off the shore with the snorkel gear I picked up from their poolside concession stand—the quantity of juvenile fish I noticed was astounding and it really made me really feel like a Florida child once more.
An opportunity to refresh my soul
As a meals author, meals is at all times on my thoughts—which is lucky contemplating Eau Palm Seaside had so many eating choices to supply. There is a basic steakhouse, Angle; Bōken, an intimate chef-driven omakase expertise; and Polpo, which serves Italian delicacies.
To make it: Mix one-quarter cup of peanut butter, one-half cup of almond milk, a half of a banana, one heaping tablespoon of floor flaxseeds (hello, omega-3s), and one-quarter cup of ice till easy and creamy.
That mentioned, typically the best of dishes nonetheless go away the longest-lasting impression. For me, this time round, it was brunch at Polpo that sealed the deal. Crab eggs benedict, a *smoothie* flight, and a fruit plate with brûléed (!) mango—want I say extra? In fact, I received’t go away you hanging and not using a little style of what they’ve to supply.
Find out how to make a simple omega-3-rich banana breakfast smoothie that tastes like trip
Right here’s Eau’s easy, nutrient-rich PB + banana smoothie recipe that’ll (I hope, so) make you are feeling such as you’re basking within the Florida solar regardless of the morning.
To make it: Mix one-quarter cup of peanut butter, one-half cup of almond milk, a half of a banana, one heaping tablespoon of floor flaxseeds (hello, omegas), and one-quarter cup of ice till easy and creamy.
Now, a trick I discovered from the stunning staff at Eau Palm Seaside is why select one smoothie taste, when you’ll be able to have ‘em all? So, any more when brunch is at my place, I’ll be serving smoothie flights, that includes all of the scrumptious smoothie mixtures I can consider so everybody can strive all of them (and reap their nutrient advantages, too).