Last year, I joined my oldest sister for a girl's night out of a different fashion. She and a large group of her girlfriends, mostly Moms, get together for an overnight girl's night. It's refreshing, rejuvenating and fun. Last year was great, but this year was splendid!
First up: Spa time hereI got a spa mani then indulged in the whirlpool, the steam room (eucalyptus...aaaahhhhhh) and the relaxation suite. What is the relaxation suite should you ask? You do nothing....I repeat, you do nothing. You sit in a lounge/chaise type chair, put your feet up and just relax. It's awesome, wonderful and amazing. I cannot begin to recall or tell you the last time I just sat (except while sleeping) and took a breath. You can read a book, a magazine, have an apple, grab a water, hot tea or flavored water or do absolutely nada. You're on your own agenda, no one to take care of, no one to look after, no where to be, all the time in the world.
During all of this fun, my bestie and I took a time out for lunch. This was the coolest lunch ever. After ordering and upon arrival, we were whisked away to a private dining room (in our robes and sandals, hair a mess, pores open). It was just she and I, no rushing, no time schedule, just a sandwich and good conversation. We joked about how awesome this was and how great it would be to have this luxury in our lives (how do the Real Housewives do it - I mean the lunches, the spa treatments, the charity functions - who has all that time? Sheesh, paaalease). However, it is much more appreciated the less often it happens, so I can be thankful for that. More or less, I'm just glad I get to do it.
If you are on the east side of the Show-Me State (not east side, like stripper east side, like east side of the state before you cross the river, you follow?), such as myself, I highly recommend Spa at Four Seasons St. Louis for a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, your Mom, your hubby, significant other, domestic partner or whatever person you would want to spend that kind of time with...or just go by yourself. The hotel too is beautiful and the rooms are great. You definitely feel like you had a mini vacay.
After showers and playing dress up (we did each other's hair and make up, it was very teen, while listening to music), we headed out for Happy Hour, dinner here (it was a 6 course meal, we were stuffed and met the chef at the end, somebody knew somebody who knew somebody) and cocktails until 1:00 am. The Four Seasons is connected to Lumiere Place, one of STL's newest casino. Not a huge gambler and not a huge fan of the casino itself, but the hotel....perfect. I was asleep by 1:30 and of course still woke up at 6:00 am (uuh!). I took an awesome, super hot and super long shower with the super cool rain shower head that was oh so relaxing and helped my vodka headache and then back to life we went.
Driving home, I felt pretty good, but was craving something bad for me for breakfast and so were my two passengers. We did a quick detour into the Mickie D's drive-thru (this Diet Coke was the best one I had ever had) and then homeward bound we were.
After dropping off my sister, before pulling out of her driveway, I heard a text come through. It was hubby and it was a picture. I came home to hubby sanitizing Mia's crib and room. She had managed to take off her jammies and her diaper and had rubbed poop all over herself and her crib. Awesome. Back to life, back to reality.