A little less than a month ago a shiny and cool hotel opened in the Lake Nona area called the Wave. I learned about it early on because the bartender at Knife and Spoon is the beverage director there. I saw her Instagram posts about it throughout the process and could not wait to check it out. I also know the pastry chef is Laurent Branlard. I know his practically unbelievable sugar work from Buddy vs Duff (yeah, he’s that guy), and I hope the hotel showcases his mastery in the future.
I went to check it out a little while ago, and while it is still opening, growing, and finding it’s place in the Orlando area, it is off to an exciting and unique start.
Lake Nona itself is an up and coming area, so there isn’t a ton to do out there, but I imagine five or ten years from now it’s going to be a technologically savvy must visit spot. For now visiting the Wave meant doing that and that alone.
Luckily there is plenty to enjoy. Art is everywhere, from the lobby and the chandelier over the concierge desk to the bar and the two story dogwood tree (it’s fake, but I’m not sure I care it’s so pretty) to the outdoor sculpture garden with towering palm trees and hidden gem works of art at every turn. I could spend all day out there.
Then there is the pool deck with bright art deco vibes that make for a relaxing hang out that is still a feast for the eyes. I’m so glad I got the chance to experience the Wave so early because now I can see how it evolves.
For the outing, I wore a bright happy very Florida worthy dress that popped with purple shoes and was complemented by my favorite grey bag that is somehow anything but neutral. My outfit made me happy and so did the simple yet wonderful outing to the Wave.
Back at home, the most beautiful sunset was waiting for me.