Thursday, December 3, 2009
I can't even begin to express how hard it is to be back this morning from Cal-A-Vie, truly the most wonderful spa I've ever been to. Every muscle in my body is sore but I feel great! I truly think the best part of going away on this kind of get-away is the fresh mindset you come back with. Yes, there's the extreme pampering from 5 star healthy low cal food to insanely blissful body and face treatments and 2-1 staff/guest ratio who are happy to meet your every need. But there's something about shocking the system with all kinds of new exercises and classes and meeting interesting new people (the handful of guests during my stay were mostly high-energy New Yorkers) that opens your mind up to new possibilities.
As promised, here are a few more photos from Cal-A-Vie:
The Great Room is dominated by the 18th-century tapestry commissioned by Louis XIV and 17th-century Italian candle holders. There are also beautiful 17th and 18th century French and Italian furniture pieces in the room.
Each guest has a beautiful Provencal-style room that feels like a small private home.
The decor in the spa is just heavenly! This photo is from the Jacuzzi area highlighting the Portugese trompe l’oeil mural in azure blue and white tiles depicting cherubs. Surrounding the mural is Provencal-style cabinetry in pale gray.
Feeling so blessed to have experienced this and happy to be back!