Back to life, back to reality.

It’s hard to readjust to the normal hectic day-to-day after an experience like we had over the weekend at Miraval Resort.  It truly was a blessing in every way.  A huge thanks again to all of you for voting and making this incredible experience possible!  It was so good to get away for a few days as a couple to refresh and recharge.  Here are some highlights from the weekend courtesy of Instagram.

First there were the amazing 360° views.

The view from our casita.

miraval pool viewThe pool at the Body Mindfulness Center.

miraval spa view imageView from the spa entrance.

miraval view imageView from the restaurant patio.

Then there was the food.  They manage to make an all healthy, portion controlled menu taste like heaven.  Everything was so fresh and flavorful.  My favorite meals were the scallops, the morning starter omelette and their amazing chicken relleno with green mole.  Hubby had venison, rack of lamb and some awesome desserts.

miraval dinner 3 image Right after this picture was taken, we heard coyotes off in the distance.  I was hoping they weren’t hungry.

miraval dinner 2 imageRelaxed, happy and well-fed.

miraval green juice image

Unlimited green juice and smoothies.  Yum.

Then there was the tranquility.  This is what truly sets Miraval apart.  It is one of the most peaceful places on earth.  No piped in music, just the sound of waterfalls and nature everywhere you go.

miraval waterfall image

miraval casita entrance imageSunrise over the entrance to our casita.

miraval hikeWe loved our early morning walks and hikes.

Miraval can be any kind of vacation you want it to be – one of self-discovery and learning or one of total relaxation.  It’s totally up to you.  There are plenty of activities and seminars to keep anyone occupied.  Although Craig and I were more focused on a weekend of downtime, I did take a personal yoga session which was enlightening.  We also lounged at the pool, relaxed in the hot tub and took strolls around the resort grounds every chance we got.

The best part – our package included massages and facials at their world class spa.  The quality of the staff and treatments was  impeccable.  We were totally blissed out when we walked out of there.

Standard dress code at the resort is athletic clothes and yoga pants…even in the dining room.  You know I was in heaven with that!  But a Wallis weekend getaway wardrobe was also part of this amazing prize package.  Even though I spent most of my time in yoga pants, I’ll be bringing you photos of my Wallis outfits in the coming weeks.

Here’s a peek at one that I wore for travel.

miraval wallis travel outfit image[Floral blouse: c/o  Wallis/Striped Cardi: c/o  Wallis/Juno Bag: c/o  Wallis]

It’s Your Turn:  Do you prefer activity filled getaways or laid back relaxing vacations?  Tell me in the comments!


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