Greater Fort Lauderdale Transforms The Shops at Columbus Circle Into a Beach Oasis at Lauderdale LUXE Event

Fashion Runway Shows Co-Hosted by Celebrity Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez

Destination Prize Giveaways, Wellness Offerings and Special Offers Continue Tomorrow

Mar 18, 2016, 17:33 ET from Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau concluded the first day of its two-day Lauderdale LUXE Experience in New York today, drawing shoppers to a lavish beach oasis at The Shops at Columbus Circle to indulge in massages, makeovers, giveaways and special offers, designed to showcase the destination's vast luxury offerings, from hotels to fashion to spas. The day kicked off with a 12:30 pm fashion runway show, hosted by style expert, tastemaker, TV host, and founder of The LV Guide, Lilliana Vazquez, featuring the hottest summer style trends in beachwear, jewelry, accessories and luggage.

The excitement continues tomorrow, Saturday, March 19 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, when Greater Fort Lauderdale returns with instant makeovers, complimentary massages and the opportunity to transport shoppers to the beach through an interactive augmented reality experience. Visitors can also enter to win a grand prize of a VIP Fort Lauderdale Beach Vacation and a seven-day Celebrity Cruise, provided by Celebrity Cruises. Additionally, popular CBS Radio personalities Trey Morgan and Ghia from the "Trey and Ghia Show" will make an appearance at The Shops at Columbus Circle for photo opportunities with their fans.

Runway shows will take place tomorrow at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Visitors can enjoy the latest collections, special tips, gifts and discounts from Whole Foods, Sugarfina, Tumi, Cole Haan, Montmartre, Bebe, Lucky Brand, Robert Graham, Satya Jewelers, Aveda, Diptyque, Jo Malone, and more from The Shops at Columbus Circle.

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About Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County

From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a "beach chic" vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping.

For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (800) 22-SUNNY or visit Get social and engage with Greater Fort Lauderdale on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and Pinterest: @visitlauderdale.

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