Have you ever dreamed of having a place to go where you could leave all your troubles behind and rest well for a couple of days?
I have rarely taken more than two or three days away from work in the past twenty years. (When you are building a company from the ground up, you can’t just walk away and leave it.) Since we both own businesses, we must find a close enough retreat to reach in two hours or less but far enough away from the hustle and bustle to allow us to unwind. We have found such a place! Mr. Mickey and I have visited RedTail Mountain many times to enjoy fine dining at Vista’s Land & Sea Grille. This past weekend we decided to spend the night there. The photo above was taken from the enormous windows in the seating area shown below. The clubhouse and restaurant are less than a block away on the other side of the tennis courts. All of the units have stunning views of the golf course and the mountains beyond.
Even the smallest detail was attended to with close attention. The linens and pillows were impeccable, and the bed was exceptionally comfortable; I slept for almost ten uninterrupted hours. For someone who rarely sleeps for more than five hours, this felt like a week-long vacation. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything needed to prepare and serve a full meal to guests in the dining room. You have the option of renting by the day or even by the year. (So tempting!) There are one, two, or three bedrooms available, and each has been recently upgraded and redecorated to perfection.
This was the most luxurious shower experience ever! You have the option of one to six shower jets, with temperatures controlled precisely.
My travel look included Jag jeans, a white layer tank from White House|Black Market, a jacket from last year at Neiman Marcus Last Call. The shoes are by Gianni Bini from Dillard’s last year. The Florentine leather bag is from Uno Alla Volta.
After we unwound, unpacked, and put everything away, it was time to get dressed for dinner. My travel bag included black jeans, olive color jeans, and a black tank. I also brought scarves, black shoes, a pair of flats (just in case), jewelry, and a clutch bag to complete the looks.
The black tank and jeans are from Chico’s. The shoes are a couple of years old by Sam Edleman. The clutch is several years old by Kenneth Cole Reaction. The necklaces are both from French Kande.
Our dinner at Vista’s was perfect in every way, as it has been each time we visit.
The view from the bedroom window the next morning.