I’ve always loved the beach. The sound of the crashing waves, the salty ocean breeze blowing through your hair and seagulls flying by all combine for a relaxing vacation. But where to stay? Recently I traveled to Florida and chose the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel. (I have stayed at W Hotels before in different cities. As a matter of fact, my dog Parker was invited to be the very first guest at the W Buckhead! …and he invited me! They rolled out the doggie carpet and had treats for him and I indulged too.)
I love luxury (who doesn’t, right?) but some hotels have that pretentious attitude. At the W Fort Lauderdale “whatever whenever” was their pleasure and the staff made it MY pleasure at every turn. Valets who smiled and greeted us at our car to the Welcome Desk upon check in (and check out) to BLISS spa, Steak954, poolside bar and concierge team. This hotel is filled with #ServiceStars.
You’ll enjoy the gator that greets you upon arrival.
Sunrise from the W Fort Lauderdale is picture perfect.
Relax here by the breakfast terrace. East access to the beach!
Turquoise waters: check. Soft Sand: check. Sunscreen: check. Grateful life: check.
The W Fort Lauderdale pool has plenty of windows. Guests below can look up to see U!
They’re not on the menu but you can order with your eyes at Steak954 in the W.
The longest bathroom in all of Florida. Look for it at the W!
I have a new destination in Florida. W Fort Lauderdale is a vacation in itself. Find yours here! See you at the pool?
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Tom Sullivan is a Television Host and Corporate Emcee based in Atlanta Georgia. Tom annually hosts Taste of Atlanta “Chef’s Table” where he shares his love of food with local Chef’s.
Aidan Thomas Hornaday is my Godson and I couldn’t be more proud of his incredible heart and natural talent to share his “living to give” philosophy. Aidan’s love of harmonica began when he was 7 years old and now 14, he’s raised over $90,000 toward his awareness initiative Aidan Cares.
Aidan was invited to give the benediction at The MLK celebration in 2015. Watch this!
Aidan shares his story of how he bagan his charity with Christine Pullara Newton on Atlanta & Company.
Stick around for the end of the video for a little blues on harmonica!
On January 17, 2015, Aidan was honored by the Martin Luther King Center and received the prestigious Angel Award through the Coretta Scott King Foundation during the Salute to Greatness dinner. President Bill Clinton was also being honored and sat at Aidan’s table!
Then, on Monday January 19, 2015, Aidan gave the benediction at Ebenezer Baptist Church during the MLK service. His words are that of a man many years his age. But Aidan is anointed with a gift and when he prays his words shine the light of God.
Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC invited Aidan to play his harmonica on the “catwalk” and then sat down to talk with Aidan and how he’s teaching his generation to give.
Aidan has done 4 Ted Talks as of May 2016! Here he is in action!
I know the children at House of Hope orphanage in Lodwar Kenya would love hearing Aidan play his harmonica. See Life Change in Action Here.