Sitting quietly off the eastern coast of the Baja peninsula is a hidden jewel in Loreto called the Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa. Upon seconds of arrival, I went from feeling like I was in the middle of nowhere, to exactly where I was supposed to be.
Greeted with kind smiles and quenching strawberry lemonade, we would soon kick off our Wellness Week experience through a special hand washing ritual—signifying all of our stress and bad juju would be left outside the hotel doors.
Checking in was surprisingly simple since we had emailed all of our information and food preferences prior. I always recommend doing this, btw. Help the hotel help you! We were given magical bracelets to wear for the entirety of our stay. No room keys to lose (or get deactivated from being held too close to your cell phone) here. Just this little waterproof accessory that would never fail to let you in your room.
I had a One Bedroom Suite. It was 1,300 square feet of total comfort! With a king bed in the bedroom and a pullout queen sofa in the living room, it could have slept four easily. Not to mention a huge private balcony overlooking eyefuls of the Sea of Cortez, fully functioning kitchen, two bathrooms, two TVs, and (big drum roll!) a washer/dryer. The appliances put my little Los Angeles apartment to shame. Charming touches such as Welcome truffles and your name in colorful pebbles on the master bed represent the warmth of the culture—as well as the resort staff.
The first night, we enjoyed surf & turf skewers under the stars amongst the fire pits and island breeze. There are three restaurants on the almost 4,500 acre property—all of which provide room service and can accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and even kosher (if notified in advance) diners.
Menus aren’t taken lightly here. Each meal is prepared like a work of art and presented with all the care of a gallery curator. Continue reading
If you enjoy a good bath at the end of the day or post-workout, you’re probably familiar with ME! Bath. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you might recognize their cute ice cream scoop-shaped bath bombs. Ahh-dorbs!
Not only are the bombs cute, but they really do spruce up your soak with fizzy fabulousness. Each one is made with six oils, purifying minerals, fragrance and Epsom salts to hydrate and improve skin tone.
The brand also makes a sugar-based Shower Sherbet that I indulge in regularly. Each tub is an experience of cleansing, exfoliation and silky smoothing. My favorite is the Land of Milk n Honey. You don’t even have to moisturize after the shower when you use it.
The ME! Bath Ice Cream Collection makes an aesthetically adorable gift, too. Check out all the collections at mebath.com. And look for some classic Ice Cream Collection flavors at your nearest Target location this spring!
Love Love LOVE this Bibi hoodie by Good hYOUman. Who could have anything but an awesome day while wearing this? Not even your mom!
If you aren’t familiar with Good hYOUman, check out the entire site. It’s a feel good, do good, inspiring LA-based company.
Act quickly if you want to order this particular hoodie though. There are only 75 shirts in total available. Yes, mom might receive it a little late… but it’ll be like her best day ever, so who could complain? Again, not even your mom.
Happy Mother’s Day weekend!
It’s come down to the wire, but there’s still time to get Mom something special. Just jump online, scroll through the styles and pick something that looks like her from Isabelle Grace Jewelry. You’ll find everything from simple drop earrings to intricate crystal bracelets.
And bonus, their prices are so good that opting for overnight delivery is totally doable.
The Bridget Crystal Drop Earrings feature fancy cushion cut Swarovski stones that sparkle with jeans during the day or for cocktails at night.
Or get personal with a fun customized piece like the gold-filled Signature Initial bracelet.
And while you’re scrolling through the pages, check out the key chains. Love these for Father’s Day gifting! Nothing like [cough, cough] planning ahead.