Lauderdale LUXE Takes Manhattan

The Shops at Columbus Circle Feature Runway Fashion Shows and Beach Vacation Getaways March 18 and 19

Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez Provides Tips and Trends for a Florida Beach Vacation

Mar 14, 2016, 11:27 ET from Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

GREATER FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not too early to plan a beach getaway and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is showing New Yorkers how to do it in style.   On March 18 and 19, The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center will feature the Lauderdale LUXE Experience, a luxurious beach oasis for relaxing and imagining your time in the sun.  

The free public event, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on each day, will feature the destination's beach chic luxe offerings, highlighted by fashion runway shows hosted by style expert, tastemaker, TV host, and founder of The LV Guide, Lilliana Vazquez – with some lucky shoppers winning an instant makeover. Visitors can also transport themselves to the beach through an interactive augmented reality experience and enter to win a grand prize of a VIP Fort Lauderdale Beach Vacation and a seven-day Celebrity Cruise, provided by Celebrity Cruises.

Showcasing casual resort apparel, Lilliana will share tips on everything from fitness, skin and hair care to this season's hottest beach chic fashion looks, jewelry, accessories, fitness wear, luggage and more. Hand and neck massages in a cabana setting will also be provided by Celebrity Cruises. Popular CBS Radio personalities Trey Morgan and Ghia from the "Trey and Ghia Show" will also make an appearance at The Shops at Columbus Circle for photo opportunities with their fans.

"In Greater Fort Lauderdale, we get 3,000 hours of sunshine a year so we're thrilled to invite New Yorkers to enjoy the ultimate Lauderdale LUXE Experience to get them beach-ready," said Nicki E. Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We are experiencing a tremendous luxury transformation including $1 Billion+ in hotel and condo investment, adding five-star hotels such as the $40 million Conrad Hilton Fort Lauderdale and the $200 million Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences, as well as upscale shopping and dining. From our world-class beaches, arts and culture and high-end dining to endless entertainment and luxury shopping, it's easy to see why we are attracting affluent visitors to Broward County. The Lauderdale Luxe Experience is a vivid illustration of our first class appeal and easy, carefree personality." 

Runway shows will take place Friday and Saturday at 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Enjoy the latest collections, special tips and gifts from Whole Foods, Sugarfina, Tumi, Cole Haan, Montmartre, Bebe, Stuart Weitzman, Lucky Brand, Robert Graham, Satya, Aveda, Diptique, Jo Malone, and more from The Shops at Columbus Circle.

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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SOURCE Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau