Thursday, September 15, 2011

Plan a Girlfriend Getaway

Not ready to say goodbye to summer (which officially ends at the end of the month)? Gather up your girlfriends and plan a quick end-of-season getaway. With countless last-minute summer deals, finding a vacation spot that complements your group’s personality should be easy.

The iconic Fontainebleau in Miami Beach is an ideal destination for BFF bonding due to its innumerous amenities. Whether having a dance-filled night out on the town, enjoying delicious dinners, shopping till you drop, or relaxing with luxurious spa services is what you’re looking for, then this celebrity hangout has you covered.

Renovated in 2008 from its 1950s art-deco design during the Rat Pack heyday, The Fontainebleau boasts 22-acres and houses two of the city’s most popular nightclubs, 12 restaurants, 3 shopping boutiques, and the incomparable 40,000-square foot Lapis Spa.

I recently had the pleasure of indulging in an invigorating, complimentary massage at the aforementioned lavish resort. The treatment was the perfect antidote to the demands and ongoing duties of a busy mom like me. Lapis surpassed all of my previous spa experiences with its ultra-chic design and serene atmosphere. While I enjoyed the spa, my only regret is not having a few of my best girlfriends with me to share the experience.

Pefect for BFFs and bridal parties, the spa offers great packages to make any getaway a grand-slam.

If you're looking to plan your own girls getaway, be sure to follow these tips:

Stash Cash: Prior to the trip, make sure that everyone sets aside extra cash to go towards the vacation pool that will cover tips, taxis and meals.

Consolidate Your Packing: If your BFF has a fabulous flat iron ask her to bring it so that you don't have to and vice versa. This way, the group can use certain items/products without having to lug around individual ones.

Pick Activities that the Entire Group will Enjoy: Nothing is worse than being on a trip with friends who aren't on the same page when it comes to the excursion's activities. Let everyone know in advance if there will be planned activities to ensure that you're all in agreement.

Dine with Your Friends in Mind: Dining can be one of the most enjoyable parts of a girls getaway. That's why it's important to make sure that the places you visit offer food selections that the entire group can enjoy.

Lapis Spa is offering $99 treatments as part of Miami Spa Months now through the rest of the month. Click here for more information.

Have you taken a girlfriend getaway this year? If so, where did you go?


Nada Jo said...

We went to Chicago in June for the first weekend of the Taste. We usually go to Hilton Head for the end of the summer, but this year we're going to Buenos Aires, Argentina for my 30th bday in November!!!

Tiffany said...

My friends are trying to put a cruise together.

Peace, Love and Chocolate,

Sherita said...

I'm planning a girl's getaway as I type! I was pregnant this summer and not able to go anywhere.

T said...

What a great post. My girls took a Miami trip this summer and went to the Fountainbleu (sp). I had to cut back, but a girl's trip is SO on my to-do list. It might go down in October!!!

HaitianPhoenix said...

My girls and I are going to Miami for Carnival. I can't wait!

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