We had the chance to stay at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island recently, and the experience there never disappoints. The last time we went, my husband surprised me with a trip to the spa. (In case you were wondering, we were there on a business trip. No moneybags over here!) I was given a honey stick before my massage, and I had my choice of essential oils and lotions for the aromatherapy massage. I was in heaven.
Afterwards, I had access to the most gorgeous spa and sauna area. I obviously couldn’t take pictures in there because 1) it was the Ritz friggin’ Carlton and 2) there were naked people walking around. I sat in there for a bit, taking in the soothing music and the waterfall/hot tub, with cucumber slices on my eyes. Do they actually do anything for you? They felt nice, but do they actually do anything? I decided I didn’t care and treated myself. (My skin may have felt tighter, but that may just have been wishful thinking).
It was a pricey gift (thanks husband) that I will always remember. Being such a spa noob, I didn’t know I could stay there for hours. Oh well. Live and learn, right? However, I did take a little piece of the spa home with me. There were many lotions in the shop, and I almost bought the one the masseuse used but then I got a whiff of something sweeter. Have you heard of Farmhouse Fresh?
I also went with the “smooth as a duck’s butt” Sweet Cream fine body scrub. I have yet to use it as I’m setting up my own bathroom with all of my toiletries. Our guest bathroom has been left mostly untouched (makeover reveal next week!) but I thought I might as well make use of it, right? I’ve never been one for baths, but with this body scrub and some L’Occitane products I might just be converted.
After my spa day, I returned to our inviting hotel room. Those were the only shots I took.
Because sometimes, the experience far outweighs photographs.