I was sent on another special assignment: To investigate the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Lifestyle Spa in Fort Lauderdale. They have specialized retreats that can be catered to your needs, be it stress relief, work-life balance or total body wellness.
My favorite part of today’s agenda was a cooking class at the Bamboo Spa Café with exec chef Bob Axenfeld (who happens to be from Upstate New York as well!). I never thought to sprinkle caramelized brown sugar and cinnamon over baked salmon, but it’s the best fish dish I’ve ever tasted. Serve it with the high-protein grain, quinoa—mixed with raisins, chickpeas, garlic, shallots and peppers—for one impressive plate.