Bliss

Hands On

The Mandara Spa at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel offers a popular four-handed massage, as well as a treatment called the Javanese Lulur, a traditional body cleansing utilizing many sensual resources, including turmeric, fenugreek, red rice, and ylang-ylang. The Balinese Massage, a combination of stretching, acupressure, and Swedish techniques, provides quick access to the junction where calm meets serenity.

5 601 Universal Blvd.

407-503-1244

www.mandaraspa.com

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Dish

At All Hours

Known as one of Winter Park’s “special occasion restaurants,” Park Plaza Gardens consistently scores high in the Zagat ratings. Besides memorable dinners, the Gardens offer an especially tasty – and reasonable – lunch menu. Recommended is the mahi salad, often available as a special. Those who prefer late-night cocktails to lavish lunches, be advised there’s a lively, late happy hour in the cafe from 9 or 10 p.m. till closing, with drink and appetizer specials.

319 S. Park Ave.

407-645-2475

www.parkplazagardens.com

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Worthy of Zorba

At Taverna Opa the delicious Greek food is so authentic you’ll be inclined to excla im “Opa!” With a fun atmosphere, catchy music, belly dancers, singing servers, dancing patrons, flowing ouzo, and – yes – plate smashing (by everyone), Taverna Opa is like a great escape to a Greek island. And the freshly made hummus is out of this world.

9101 International Dr.

407-351-8660

www.tavernaoparestaurant.com

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Buy This

On with the Shoe

At Shou’Ture in Winter Park,the staff will not only help you find a beautiful new pair of designer shoes, they’ll give you a free pedicure (with minimum purchase). If you don’t want the shoes but still want to treat your feet, a basic 30-minute pedi will set you back only $35. Even better, there’s a Champagne happy hour in the store every day from 5 p.m. until closing. Enough to sweep yo u off your feet.

339 Park Ave. South

407-647-9372

www.shouture.com

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Fun Stuff

Alligator Tee

According to Orlando caddies, Tiger Woods says The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes possesses the state’s best greens. The gorgeous course, designed by Greg Norman, winds through a delicate ecosystem of native cypress and oak. If you’re lucky, you might get a glimpse of the six-foot alligator golfers say makes his home in the lake. Just don’t get too up-close-and-personal.

4012 Central Florida Pkwy.

407-393-4900

www.grandelakes.com

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