I routinely wake up at about three in the morning. This happens even when we go away for the weekend, so I always take something to read in the wee hours while everyone else is sleeping. Early morning is the perfect time to do yoga, Pilates, or some gentle stretches and meditate. When I have the luxury of this quiet time to allow my mind to wander, I get my best ideas.
(A note about staying in an all-inclusive resort or a Bed and Breakfast: Get dressed before going into public spaces. I may be old fashioned, but I would never appear in the breakfast room in stained skimpy gym clothes or PJs and slippers.)
My look during breakfast took no time to put together. It included a pair of dark wash jeans by Michael Kors with a white tank top and Calvin Klein jacket. All these items are from Stein Mart. I wore black and white flats by Circa Joan & David via Saks Off 5th. The silk scarf was hand-painted by Joanna A lot. I bought this one at the Grove Park Inn, Gallery of the Mountains in Asheville. It is a long rectangle scarf, so I wrapped it twice around my neck loosely, tied the ends to include the scarf, and moved the tie to the side.
On day two of our recent weekend getaway at Westglow Resort and Spa, we spent the whole day in the Spa. We enjoyed getting massages, having lunch, including a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne on the terrace looking out over the endless mountains, and then getting facials. It was a delightful and restful day. We sat in the relaxation room and read or took a nap between services.
We finished our last service just in time to get dressed for dinner. Cameras and phones are not allowed in the Spa, so I have no photos of the day to share with you. You can read more about all that the resort has to offer here. I had the best facial of my life with Christa. I can’t wait to go back for another appointment with her. She used Dr. Hauschka products.
After a perfect relaxing day in the Spa, it was soon time to get ready for our dinner reservations. I wore a basic tank in black and straight-leg black crepe pants.
The jacket is by IC Collection from ShopMyFairLady.com. I wore simple black pumps from Saks, which are old. I carried a clutch from Saks Off 5th.
Our weekend package included, among other things, dinner in several courses. I would typically only order one entree. I never feel compelled to finish everything on the plate. I eat slowly and savor the experience, but I never eat until I am stuffed.
There was a wedding in the mansion’s living room this evening, so we were limited as to where we could shoot photos. The light from all the sconces and chandeliers cast an amber glow.