A Momma Getaway at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire
Every once in a while as parents we need a reminder to take care of ourselves. We spend our lives day in and day out catering to our families needs in one way or another, not recognizing or taking a moment out of the day to devote to ourselves. At least that’s me.
Planning vacations with family is a little deceiving in that way. At first, when we hear the word vacation we jump, knowing that we’ll be able to spend quality time with family and maybe even get a moment to ourselves. What I have found as a mother of two very young children and with another baby on the way, is that vacation is only such when the kids are happy and taken care of.
On a recent business trip to Los Angeles, I found myself alone in the gorgeous Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire for 3 nights (the property boasts a swimming pool modeled after Sofia Loren’s Italian Villa. Need I say more?). While I didn’t have my own children with me, I did notice that there were many children floating about the property. This to me meant that even for a 5 star hotel right off of Rodeo Drive, the accommodations at the hotel not only welcomed kids, but also treated them as the 5 star guests that they are-something that the Four Seasons is known for across the board.
Even though I was traveling alone, the Beverly Hills Wilshire took pains to make sure that my children weren’t forgotten. Upon my arrival, I found two beautiful little backpacks and a set of bibs for our unborn baby waiting for me. They must’ve known that traveling alone isn’t really my favorite thing to do, as I always miss my children terribly. The staff made sure that I had some fun little gifts to bring back to my kids when I returned home.
Traveling alone isn’t always so bad (in fact, I do love flying alone and the notion of sleeping in a gigantic bed all to myself). Mothers-especially pregnant mothers-need to take time out of their busy schedule to pamper themselves a bit. I firmly believe that a happy, relaxed mother is a more patient mother. The Beverly Hills Wilshire has a truly fantastic spa on its property, one that not only offers maternity massages, and amazing facials, but they also offered a package for children this summer called Alice in BW Land, where children could receive a variety of treatments complete with special treat of cupcakes and tea afterwards.
I was astounded by the serenity and luxury at the Spa at the Beverly Wilshire. I left after having an amazing 45 minute Natura Bisse facial and maternity massage feeling like a brand new human being… Not an easy feat when you’re 6 months pregnant. I loved my facial so much that I brought home the moisturizer used during the treatment, and apply it every single day. The effects are lasting, and it makes me feel like I’m pampering myself even for just a moment every morning-which in my book is very necessary. The spa itself is completely serene and inviting, the robes are warm and the accommodations are many. I could have easily spent an entire afternoon just in the relaxation room. It’s one of those places that I think about often when I’m juggling two children on the busy streets of New York City.
Even though I don’t take the time out of my daily life to treat myself to such luxuries, it was an absolutely wonderful experience and one that I reflect on frequently and fondly. I even find myself getting jealous of myself thinking of the fabulous treatment I received and relaxed feeling I left with. Spa treatments make the best gifts, for those of you husbands and fathers out there that are reading- just in time for the holidays!
Head over to the Four Season’s Blog Have Family Will Travel for this article and many more all-things-travel with children related.
I was not compensated for this post, however I was given the spa services and one night at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire for purposes of the review.