Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2018

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Have you paid a visit to Key Biscayne yet? Don't mind me: you can put your magazine aside for a moment and make a reservation right now. Because, really, it's the perfect place to get some South Florida sand between your toes, if the season here is still leaving you cold. In January, my wife, Jen, and I headed to this cosmopolitan barrier island connected to Miami via the Rickenbacker Causeway. Our destination was The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, a spectacular spot for vacationing families. Because of some scheduling and rescheduling, our kids stayed at home. Don't tell them, but it turned out to be a ravishing spot for a couple in the mood for some recharging. From the very moment we arrived, Jen and I were dazzled by the service. When we pulled in for the first time, a bellhop opened my car door and welcomed me, by name! We did a double take: how in the world did they manage that? We were greeted in the lobby by an endearing young lady holding a sterling tray with two glasses of champagne and two small bottles of water. And we hadn't even made it to the front desk. Over the course of our three-night visit, Jen and I were escorted to numerous sites around the sprawling property. e first time, we were accompanied to our oceanfront king room, where we took a moment to count some winter blessings; after a seemingly endless Indiana winter, we could finally feel body and soul beginning to thaw. We unpacked and walked to the club lounge, where the concierge gave us an overview of the resort's amenities. Our conversation was brief, but he made a point of asking about food and drink preferences, so I mentioned my love for salmon. He rang a short time later to ask if he could have dinner prepared for us that evening. Written by Jeffrey Cohen ISLAND IDYLL A romantic getaway in a family-friendly paradise 92

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