100 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach
You haven’t really lived until you’ve had the Four Hands Essence Facial here; one aesthetician tends to your face, while a second specialist treats your hands, arms, feet, and legs. The Eau Naturale treatment, less over-the-top but plenty restorative, revives skin with layer upon layer of beta glucans (commonly taken in supplement form for glowy-skin support), fatty acids, ellagic acid (linked to skin elasticity), and antioxidants via beautiful, organic, botanical formulas.
The Spa – Tammy Fender
711 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach
The facials at Tammy Fender’s gauzy white studio are transformative—it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say they verge on a sort of spiritual awakening. If you’re ever anywhere near Palm Beach, we recommend moving heaven and earth to make time for an appointment. Fender’s touch is nurturing, soulful, and sure, and the scent and feel of her gorgeous skin care, as well as the herbs, plant butters, clays, and flower essences she customizes for each client, are dramatically revitalizing. She has you choose (unlabeled) essential oils specifically for your treatment, a fantastic reflexologist works on your feet as the facial happens, and Fender walks you through where she sees you in that moment, mentally, physically, and emotionally. You walk out completely at peace, with the best skin of your life.
One S. County Rd., Palm Beach
Originally built in 1896 by railroad tycoon Henry Flagler, the Breakers is OG West Palm. Made up of one hundred and forty acres of prime beachfront, the impeccably manicured property has a real sense of history: the façade mimics an Italian villa, the lobby with its hand-painted fresco ceilings is based on the Great Hall of the Palazzo Carrega-Cataldi in Genoa, and the entryway fountain was inspired by one in a Florentine garden. Tony? Yes, but that’s the point. There are more than five hundred guest rooms on the property, and most recently they’ve opened The Flagler Club, a sort of hotel-within-the-hotel, which features just twenty-five guest rooms, is meant to feel more intimate than the rest of the property, like you’ve just checked into a friend’s guest house for the weekend. (Adam Tihany, who was responsible for The Beverly Hills Hotel, worked on the design.) The grounds are truly labyrinthine, too—with swimming pools, nine restaurants, two golf courses, and a spa. Take a break from the sun and duck into the newly revamped Ocean House, for a lobster sushi roll and the tuna poke bowl.
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