Rest and Relaxation

7/20/2012

The Fort Garry Hotel
I am back at work after the most fabulous mini-vacation! I was a little uneasy about spending money to stay at a hotel in my own city - even though I knew the point of the stay was to hang out with my girlfriends. I would HIGHLY recommend it!!

I met the girls there around 4:15, and we dropped our bags in the room and changed into our yoga wear. We walked a few blocks to the beautiful yoga studio Yoga Public, and enjoyed an energizing hour of Ashtanga Yoga.

Back at the hotel, we donned out tiny spa towels, robes, and slippers, and checked into the Spa for our Hamam treatment. We had a massive feast of appetizers to munch on, in addition to traditional Turkish teas, dried fruit, and cheeses. I wasn't sure what to expect with the Hamam treatment - and it's pretty much indescribable. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. You'd have to try it...

We would have been happy to lounge in the 'quiet room' surrounded by white plush cushions, beds, and blankets, however we had an agenda! After sprucing ourselves up a tad, we made it down for dinner around 10pm. Dinner was excellent and we had live music to listen to, which is always nice. Knowing we had cupcakes and champagne in our room, we retreated around 11:30. How wonderful is it to lie in bed with champagne and cupcakes?! Eventually we fell asleep with very full bellies.

This morning I awoke to a beautifully presented coffee and biscotti - on a silver tray - outside our door with the morning paper. We lounged in bed for a bit longer before forcing ourselves to brush our teeth and get dressed. The breakfast was served in a lovely room and came complete with a fresh fruit bar, newly baked pastries, and fresh OJ. And the best part? An omlette bar where we could choose between pancakes, waffles, omlettes, eggs benedict, and french toast. The three of us all chose different variations of the eggs benedict - the traditional ham, smoked salmon, and a spinach florentine.

By 9:30 we were checked out and I was walking back to work - very relaxed and very, very full! I think a similar mini-vacation with Tyler would be just as relaxing, and very romantic. Perhaps for our anniversary?!
Wine in a bathrobe? Yes please!

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