By Kara Franker

"There's something really fun about getting into a limo with some of your best friends," says VISIT FLORIDA Entertainment and Luxury Insider Kara Franker, "cruising down A1A and showing up to the W Hotel Ft. Lauderdale in pure style." This is, after all, where Lady Gaga stayed when her ARTPOP tour stopped in Fort Lauderdale. The expansive pool deck is the place to see and be seen. At Steak 954, sit beside a 15-foot reef aquarium, home to mesmerizing jellyfish, as famed restaurateur Stephen Starr debuts world-famous culinary creations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch. Book a massage, facial, mani and pedi at Bliss Spa, then get your hair and make-up done at the Ted Gibson Salon. If you're lucky, you'll run into Jason Backe, one of the most sought-after hair colorists on the East Coast. He co-owns the salon with Ted Gibson, hair stylist for the stars and resident hair guru on TLC's What Not To Wear. After sunset, head to Gerber Group's Whiskey Blue and Living Room clubs for live beats and creative, handcrafted cocktails by master mixologists, like the Trouble Maker or Purple Haze.

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