5 Tips to Letting Go & Living Well – Exploring Local with Hermoza
So much of my urge to explore self-care has me searching the world outside my neighborhood. I love resort-style vacations that are all-inclusive. I love the tropics and atmospheres that offer climates distinctive from the SoCal typical. On a recent visit home to Central California, I found the most divine resort and spa that honestly felt like an eden just off the beaten path.
I’d heard about Wine & Roses for as long as I could remember. I knew people who had their high school proms there and it was always theposh place where visiting celebrities (Will Smith, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis) went to have lunch on their way to The Bay or Napa. Not to be ruled by my FOMO, I had to give it a shot. I felt like W & R came into my life at just the right time and after browsing their site, I was living for their fun, unique treatments and tranquil vibe. Soon, I realized that this is exactly what we all need.
Our Hermozas are open-minded and happy to take risks, so here are a few tips for exploring local, for letting go, and for living well.
- Do Your Research
Finding a massage is simple. Getting quality treatments is something else altogether. If you plan on getting in and out, this is more physical therapy and hardly holistic self-care. Look for a location that offers treatments and services that support you in improving your mood or reducing your anxiety. Even better, find a place that enables you to build or focus on a positive relationship with someone IRL (including yourself). Select a location with an ambience that is invigorating. Wine & Roses has multiple locations throughout the property that had us crushing on earthy, airy, and watery tones and features. When it all combines at the spa, you are in heaven! The flow of the property you select should be everything you need to feel inspired towards the growth and direction it’s going to take to make it all happen in your life.
Good self-care is worth the investment. Look beyond a single treatment to find a spa that offers an extended experience, which we know you are all about. You shouldn’t feel rushed to leave the moment your massage or facial is over. Wine & Roses offers multiple locations on their property for guests to indulge and rejuvenate. We found the awesome Ultimate Treatment Package which includes full-day access to all the amenities available. No one likes restrictions, so it is fab to find a spa that invites you to stay as long as you like to enjoy plunge pools, a steam room, a tranquility room, and a courtyard patio. The spa also has your every need covered. Their full-access locker room is fully stocked to waylay your Type A pre-service packing anxiety. Other than your car keys, swimsuit, and wallet, there is little else you will need to enjoy your stay. The spa has sandals, towels, toiletries, hair dryers, and more available to ensure your time on the property is a truly refreshing experience.
- Define Your Goals
What brings you to the resort and spa? Are you celebrating a girls’ day out? Are you making time for a long-overdue date night? Are you flying solo to get some well-deserved R & R? Wine & Roses has an abundance of regulars who frequent the property for respite. Wine industry professionals and teachers alike find comfort in the kind, considerate hospitality of the spa, restaurant, lounge, and hotel. Decide who you are taking with you. This will determine what type of service you might enjoy. The spa offers packages for two in rooms that are exquisitely designed to enhance the natural setting surrounding the property. The treatment rooms are perfect for a more private experience. After my body scrub and massage, I luxuriated in an intimate outdoor rock shower outside my treatment room. Being on my own in this space was so liberating and soothing. It was everything I needed to prepare for round two which included a gorgeous body butter wrap and facial massage. My goal was an overall reset which was certain after I became what some might call “massage drunk” or “sheet faced.” I felt serene after spending just 90 minutes in a room that was so spacious that the movement of the air itself was so freeing and captivating – it was just, all the things.
Wine & Roses has a property-wide tranquil vibe. The grounds are covered and surrounded by lush foliage that gives off a tropical forest feel that is serene and inviting. The décor is rustic and charming, but completely chic and sophisticated. This location is everything for those who can’t even with the posh elegance of stuffy resorts. W & R is 100% accessible AND will encourage your next humble brag. Self-care takes time and energy, so schedule services and make plans for an entire day of pampering (which, ironically requires effort). Unapologetically indulge in taking time for you, because why not? Explore your options and prepare to make multiple selections that complement each other and enhance your overall wellness.
- LIVE your BEST life EVER
Taking time away from adulting is a challenge especially if you are used to the constant grind. With an all-inclusive, immersive experience of a spa similar to the one located at W & R, it is easy to detach from your 9 to 5 to revitalize your spirit. One of the best features of their entire property is its ability to balance first-class services with lowkey energy. The technicians and specialists on staff feel more like super-knowledgeable friends who want you to be your best you instead of someone clocking in for your appointment. The moment you arrive, you are greeted by several members of the staff who are attentive and genuinely invested in meeting your needs and expectations as you bask in the glory of your staycation. Your next life goal: find you a paradise like The Spa at Wine & Roses.
So, what do you think, hermoza? Do you already have a little oasis of your own? Have you found any hidden gems lately? Tell us in the comments section below or on social media using #thehermoza #wellsuited #staycation.