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Behind the Scenes – Our Spa Cover Photo Shoot - January 2015

As a plethora of thunderstorms rocked the morning skies, we quickly realized the magnificent outdoor pool at The Atlantic Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach was off limits. At least for this photo shoot and for this morning! Fortunately, The Atlantic has much more “spa” to offer on the inside, so plan B was initiated with the help of resort GM Heidi Dennis and Spa Manager Marissa Aikens.


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Curtain call was at 8 a.m., on this Friday, November 21st. The Atlantic Hotel Spa played host to one of Gold Coast magazine’s most anticipated photo shoots – our January spa covers. Upon arrival at the resort, we’re ushered to a suite for makeup and wardrobe. Hotel staff could not have been more accommodating – down to every detail. Meanwhile, Suzanne Delawar and her photography crew are unpacking trunks of lights, screens and cameras. Anthony Tamburrino, a master stylist, is preparing and coordinating fabrics and colors. Margarethe Sorensen and Lolita Benjamin are applying makeup and curling Sharla’s golden locks. Sharla, our awesome model was provided by Posche Models International. Viviana G’s Petit Pois line of fashion was used in the Fort Lauderdale cover shot.




Eight hours of shooting and countless hours of post production yielded our first two covers of 2015!

I hope you’re happy with our new January covers and will enjoy viewing them as much as we did producing them.


Beyond the cover, the January issue has plentiful offerings to tantalize all your senses and help you indulge and relax. At this point, a ‘Best Spas’ feature is fairly obvious. Additionally, you will be treated to a guide to the hottest travel destinations here and abroad in 2015, plus an in-depth look at the sport and hobby of cycling in beautiful South Florida.




On print and Digital Newsstands January 1, 2015.