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With South Beach Wine & Food Festival tickets in hand, I decided to call One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa (oneluxuryhotels.com) home for two nights. Just fifteen minutes north of South Beach, I thought it would be perfect. Was it ever. Eighteen gleaming stories, the property’s view leaves you breathless. The location—at the edge of the Haulover inlet and the Atlantic Ocean—is memorable. And it’s exactly that watery scenery that makes this a knockout destination. Here, the bathroom is a place to linger; thanks to a minimalist free-standing tub that’s a thing of beauty and a step-in glass enclosed rain shower. The room’s full-length windows let you admire the blue beyond. The studio I stayed in was maximum comfy at 510 square feet. A stylish design attribute: access to the closet from inside the bathroom. How’d you like that at home? Relaxing in this gorgeous surround, I watched pelicans roosting in the trees adjacent to the Inlet, while a rainbow appeared over the ocean. Now, that’s what I call an escape.