Bal Harbour, FL

I think, at least one of my kids has thrown up on every single flight we have ever taken.  At one point, when planning for a transatlantic, I considered a full travel ensemble from the waterproof offerings of the LL BEAN catalogue.  I have a strong admiration (ok I’ll admit, sometimes combined with a tiny bit of envy) for those Moms who step on to the aircraft with perfectly coiffed hair, manicured fingernails, cashmere cardigans, neatly ironed skirts and lovely silky scarves.  Last time I wore a scarf, my son blew his nose with it!   These days the only things around my neck are my own hands.  So how do these perfectly put-together Mothers do it?  What is their secret?  I decided to ask other women.  Some suggested, rather scathingly, that the use of “Mom’s special vitamin water” might have been involved; others said, “denial” but I think they may have been referring to me; a few felt certain that I had not observed the Nanny walking behind the children.  Maybe I needed to do a better sampling for my research, but the responses all seemed to indicate what I had already suspected.  This type of style can only be achieved with a better attitude and a level of organization that may defy me until my children are in college.  It’s all good, my glass is very full! 

For the super-stylish, the Bal Harbor Shops offer some luxurious options and are conveniently located directly across the street from the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.  This property provides a $100 spa services credit, once per stay, as a Virtuoso amenity, so that you can enjoy the Remède® Spa and its signature24-Karat Designer Facial, “a copper-enriched peel and ends with a bejeweled sprinkling of gold oil”.  In addition, booking through a Virtuoso Travel Consultant gets you full breakfast for two daily, and a room upgrade upon arrival, if available.  Once rejuvenated, the South Beach scene is just minutes away.

Brad Good

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Brad Good has been an endorsed Squarespace Specialist since the beginning and has been working on the platform since 2008. He has helped hundreds of Squarespace customers with their websites.