Soak in the lux­ury

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Front Page - Doreen Chris­tensen

Four­teen high-end spas of­fer half-off treat­ments this month. Doreen’s Deals.

It’s been a long, hot sum­mer. Why not kick back and re­lax at one of South Florida’s many lux­u­ri­ous spas when Sunny.org’s Spatem­ber pro­mo­tion kicks off this La­bor Day week­end.

The pro­gram, run­ning through Sept. 30, of­fers 50 per­cent or more sav­ings on a host of treat­ments for $99. Choose from mas­sages and re­flex­ol­ogy, fa­cials, man­i­cures and pedi­cures, ex­fo­li­a­tions and wraps. Of­fers also in­clude ac­cess to ho­tel ameni­ties, pri­vate pools, re­lax­ation rooms, saunas and steam rooms. See the deals at Sunny.org/Spatem­ber.

The new Con­rad Spa Fort Laud­erdale Beach, one of 14 par­tic­i­pat­ing spots, is of­fer­ing a bliss­ful 90-minute head-to-toe Swedish mas­sage, which also in­cludes face mas­sage and mask. The treat­ment is a bar­gain since it nor­mally is $240.

Or, have a deluxe man­i­cure and pedi­cure at Spa Q at the nearby Hil­ton. Or, maybe try a

50-minute fa­cial with scalp and eye treat­ment at the Diplo­mat Spa in Hol­ly­wood. Oh, what to choose, what to choose.

Other palaces of pam­per­ing on the list in­clude the Spa at Lago Mar Beach Re­sort & Club in Fort Laud­erdale, SiSpa at the Fort Laud­erdale Mar­riott Pom­pano Beach Re­sort, Spa Atlantic at the Atlantic Ho­tel and St. Some­where Spa at the Mar­gar­i­taville Hol­ly­wood Beach Re­sort.

I look for­ward to this pro­mo­tion ev­ery year. Trust me, be­ing busy is se­ri­ously over­rated. Last year, my psy­che was in need of se­ri­ous storm restora­tion af­ter Hur­ri­cane Irma, so I headed over to the Red Door Sa­lon and Spa at the Gal­le­ria in Fort Laud­erdale. I chose the

80-minute Es­cape Swedish Mas­sage, which in­cluded an aro­matic ther­a­peu­tic scalp mas­sage. It was pure bliss. The staff was fan­tas­tic and the ser­vices were di­vine.

You will likely work up an ap­petite af­ter all that re­lax­ing and re­ju­ve­nat­ing.

Dine out in style dur­ing three res­tau­rant month pro­mo­tions run­ning this month: Crave GFL Res­tau­rant Month, Boca Res­tau­rant Month and Fla­vor Palm Beach.

This is your chance to get din­ing deals at more than 120 of South Florida top eater­ies where chefs have cre­ated spe­cial menus just for the oc­ca­sion.

Dur­ing Broward’s Crave GFL (Sunny.org/restau­rants/ cravegfl), three-course menus, which in­clude starters, en­trees, side dishes and dessert, are $35 to $45 per per­son. Re­turn­ing restau­rants in­clude the ex­cel­lent Cafe Maxx in Pom­pano Beach and the Cap­i­tal Grille in Fort Laud­erdale, which also hap­pens to be run­ning the Gen­er­ous Pour pro­mo­tion,

which gets you un­lim­ited wine for $28 per per­son. New restau­rants in this year’s lineup in­clude noted ETARU Las Olas, The Bal­cony, Terra Mare and YOLO.

Need guid­ance? Our din­ing critic points you to six picks at SouthFlorida .com/di­ne­out.

In Palm Beach County, Fla­vor Palm Beach (Fla­vorPB.com) has more than 50 par­tic­i­pants of­fer­ing mul­ti­course lunches

for $20 and din­ners for $30 to $45. Boca Res­tau­rant Month (Boca Res­tau­ran­tMonth.com) has more than 30 par­tic­i­pat­ing eater­ies. Lunches run $21 to $25 and din­ners go for $36 to $40 per per­son.

Reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended. Tax and tip are ex­tra.

BAMM BOGOs

Get free ad­mis­sion when you buy one at mu­se­ums and at­trac­tions dur­ing Broward At­trac­tions & Mu­se­ums Month.

A dozen par­tic­i­pat­ing

Broward County venues are of­fer­ing BOGO deals, in­clud­ing Jun­gle Queen River­boats, Flamingo Gar­dens, Xtreme Ac­tion Park, NSU Art Mu­seum Fort Laud­erdale, Young at Art in Davie, Naval Air Sta­tion Fort Laud­erdale Mu­seum, Stonewall Mu­seum in Wil­ton Manors, among oth­ers.

Go to Face­book.com/ BAMMSFL for the deal. The of­fer ends Sept. 30.

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Get $99 treat­ments at 14 par­tic­i­pat­ing spas dur­ing Sunny.org’s Spatem­ber.

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