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5 Ways To Blissfully Disconnect

BY Germaine Benson | March 6, 2017 | Feature Features

We all love our gadgets, but sometimes email, texting and social media can wait. Put those screens down and indulge in any of these five activities.
Everything is Zen at The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental's Digital Wellness Retreat.

Bon App├ętit
Crazy About You encourages diners to enjoy their culinary experience with no digital distractions. On every table at the Brickell eatery, patrons will find a caddy where they can store their cell phone for the duration of their meal. Order the spicy Italian sausage rigatoni and enjoy the view of Biscayne Bay... Instagram will still be there when you’re done. 1155 Brickell Bay Drive, Miami, 305.377.4442

Namaste Moment
Instead of spending your weekend morning in bed scrolling through social media, head to the New World Symphony for an outdoor yoga session at SoundScape Park. All you need is a yoga mat and a friend. Leave that device in the car. Next one is March 18 at 9AM. 500 17th St., Miami Beach, 305.680.5866

Silence is Golden
Don’t you dare let the staff at O Cinema catch you with a cell phone during one of the movie theater’s showings. This place encourages total immersion in the film experience. And while the Miami-set and Academy Award winning Moonlight is already on demand, there’s nothing like watching it on a big screen. Through March 9, $11, 90 NW 29th St., Miami, 305.571.9970

Cell Surrender
Detach from technology and embark on the Digital Wellness Retreat at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental for a disconnected day of bliss. The treatment begins with you surrendering your cell phone and stashing it away in a sleeping bag. Then comes a variety of different activities such as group yoga classes, journal writing, coloring and meditation before an 80-minute massage that focuses on the head, eyes, neck, shoulders, hand and feet. Next one is April 2. Book now. $330 per person, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, 305.913.8332

Sunset Delight
Leave your cell phone on dry land and enjoy a full moon paddle at The Standard. This hourlong sunset paddleboard class, led by Mike Hirooka, teaches participants the basics for a fun and carefree ride. Next one is March 14 at 6PM and they fill fast. $75, 40 Island Ave., Miami Beach, 305.673.1717

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