Whistler has been on our list for the longest time. We finally made it up on a road trip for the Thanksgiving holiday. I always try to book trips around the holiday, so I don’t have to take time off of work plus the kids are out of school. If you book far enough in advanced, the pricing is reasonable.
It’s funny for me to reflect back before having twins thinking that it would be really easy. I figured you would just synchronize feedings, changing, sleep times, etc and it would all be a breeze. Boy, was I wrong! Fast forward 2.5 years later, it was time for a proper vacation to truly take a break and recharge. I totally needed it for my own mental peace of mind and to be a calmer version of myself for my kids. Thanks to my MIL, we were able to take an entire week off kid free.
Enter in our trip to Maui. The first time we went to Hawaii, we went to Kauai. Coming from Houston, it just seem like a hassle to get to HI being 9+ hours with minimal affordable options for nonstop flights. Therefore, we usually just went to Mexico which was less than two hours away.
Now that we live on the west coast, Hawaii is the tropical destination of choice. I now see why, and already dreaming of my next trip back. It’s only a five hour flight with a three hour time difference.
Going to the spa is such a treat not only for your body but also your mind. I usually go to the spa for massages or body treatments, but wanted to start the new year with a rejuvenating facial. Since moving to Seattle, I have spent a lot of time researching and reading reviews on spas in the area, services provided and amenities offered. I was constantly coming across Penelope and the Beauty Bar, so I knew I had to plan a day.
I invited my friend Nadia along with me to experience the Penelope Signature Facial and Jade infrared pod session. As we arrived to the Fairmont Olympic hotel, the valet greeted us, and took my car. We entered the hotel, and took a left towards the spa.