Life is so busy these days. It’s definitely easier to stay in touch with friends through social media, but for those special people in your life, replenishing the relationship with a face-to-face connection is a must. But it can be difficult to find a place and time with no distractions.
For an instant remedy, take time to indulge in a “girls’ day out,” or as I have coined it, “GDO.”
Had it not been for the welcoming smile on Lisa Midlarsky’s face, I may have turned around and walked back out of the Defy Gravity Yoga studio in Boca Raton. The facility where she teaches could double as a torture chamber, with questionable black straps hanging from the ceiling panels. Midlarsky used a ladder to drape the ropes with vibrant silks, and I was about to trust them with my life during my first anti-gravity yoga experience. From mine to yours, here’s what to expect:
ABOUT THE DRINK:
The New Fashioned:
An ounce-and-a-half of Bulleit Bourbon, fine Italian sweet vermouth and maraschino liqueur built over ice with a muddle-free process incorporating brandied cherries and an orange twist. A sexy, modernized “Alchemist” version of an old classic.
WHO: Former NFL linebacker and community philanthropist Henri Crockett
As I write this, I am surrounded by boxes, lost in a sea of bubble wrap and masking tape. My final architectural plan is still taped to the hallway wall, with additional notes and changes inked in red marker, even after six months of contemplation and more than a dozen iterations. Folders of design photos ripped from magazines lay amongst the clutter and dozens of idea books have been created on Pinterest and Houzz.
ABOUT THE DRINK:
Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne
WHO: Television personality, author and Miami luxury real estate icon Patricia Delinois
WHAT: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne paired with the Pavilion Champagne brunch, a lavish gourmet buffet featuring more than 80 items with three action-stations including made-to-order omelets and fresh seafood.
WHERE: The Pavilion at the International Polo Club of Palm Beach / 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington / 561.792.9292 / InternationalPoloClub.TicketLeap.com
Fragrances and finds
Scents of lavender and fresh cotton greet guests as they enter Fine Linens on Gallery Square South in Tequesta. The quaint boutique, brightened by natural light, showcases two bed displays with attractive sheets, comforters and toppings that tempt customers to climb in. Tall shelves along the store perimeter play host to linens, wall décor, furniture, light fixtures, bathrobes, candles and more.
Those who long to live their lives like a Jimmy Buffett song should shop at Seaside Daze in Tequesta. Amid the creatively cluttered store, they’ll likely find the son-of-a-son-of-a-sailor’s lost shaker of salt (but in the shape of a crab, turtle or whale), along with less frivolous furnishings such as stylized sofas covered with coordinating throw pillows, chunky chairs pulled up to teak-wood tables and tasteful treatments for window gazing out at the ocean. “We bring the beach to you,” owner Missy Pedersen says. “If you are looking for anything for the beach, you can come into Seaside Daze and find it.”