Sometimes all you want is a trip… after a trip—which is precisely what I skilled a couple of weeks in the past whereas visiting my hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This voyage, to spare you from the whole saga, concerned cramming practically a yr’s-worth of catching up with household and associates into only a few days. (Is visiting household actually ever thought of a calming trip? Asking for a good friend!)
Don’t get me improper—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 house. Excellent timing to stave off the post-trip blues and luxuriate in a couple of 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 lovely little city in Palm Seashore County), I had the chance to recharge and luxuriate in some much-needed “me” time.
When describing Eau Palm Seashore, 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 resort sits on a seven-acre oceanfront property that has a non-public seashore overlooking the Atlantic. Being on the East Coast, because of this every morning is blessed with a stunning 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 numerous oceanfront vantage factors the resort has to supply: From my balcony room designed by Jonathan Adler, the “Membership Lounge” (that had a few of the greatest *limitless* chocolate chip cookies ever), or whereas doing yoga on the garden have been a couple of of my favorites. That mentioned, I discovered probably the most peace connecting with the gorgeous outdoor 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 all the time on my thoughts—which is lucky contemplating Eau Palm Seashore had so many eating choices to supply. There is a traditional 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 clean and creamy.
That mentioned, typically the only of dishes nonetheless depart 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? After all, I gained’t depart you hanging with no little style of what they’ve to supply.
The right way 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’re 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 clean and creamy.
Now, a trick I discovered from the beautiful crew at Eau Palm Seashore is why select one smoothie taste, when you may have ‘em all? So, any longer when brunch is at my place, I’ll be serving smoothie flights, that includes all of the scrumptious smoothie combos I can consider so everybody can attempt all of them (and reap their nutrient advantages, too).