Skip to main content

National Plan for Vacation Day: Dreaming of a Spa Vacation at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

National Plan for Vacation Day was earlier this week.  But it's never too late to plan a vacation. Or given the current state of things, it's never too late to dream of planning a vacation. 


Since we are very much still in the throes of a global pandemic, I haven't been on a flight and barely out of New York City for nearly a year. But with spring 2021 fast approaching, I've been reminiscing about the last trip I took.  It was in March 2020 and after attending a film festival in Miami, I arranged a day of pampering at the fabulous Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

I miss spa days and tropical getaways. 

Me at the  Carillon Miami spa. Photo credit: ESW
The good news is that if you live in Miami or you're within driving distance (until we get this virus under control, I won't be flying the friendly skies for leisure travel), The Spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is open for business. 

But in compliance with CDC guidelines, the Thermal Hydrotherapy Experience and locker rooms are closed until further notice.  That's a bummer since the Thermal Hydrotherapy Experience, which taps into the healing properties of water, was a highlight of my visit -- especially the tropical rain showers.

While chilling on a heated thermal lounger, I chatted with another Black woman.  We expressed our growing anxiety about the coronavirus. I wondered to myself if I should be at a spa or even in Miami. But in hindsight I'm glad I was able to fit in this mini spring break escape just a week or two before the world turned upside down.

During my spa day, I was treated to a Rejuvenating Sea Wrap & Massage to detoxify and nourish my skin. As promised, I felt re-energized and refreshed.  Next, a light and tasty lunch at The Strand, a bright and airy restaurant overlooking the pool. Lastly, I had a non traditional LightStim Therapy body treatment designed to wake up and regenerate cells.  

Sigh. 

I look forward to going back to the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, perhaps for more than a day, when the COVID-19 pandemic is a distant masked memory.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Giveaway: Thank Your Friends with Merci Chocolates!

National Friendship Day was August 4, 2013, but Everything She Wants has decided to continue the celebration with a giveaway from merci fine European chocolates . While some friendships are for a season or a reason, other friendships are built to last a lifetime.  I’m fortunate to have two best friends: Cindy, whom I’ve known since junior high school and Deanna, who started out as my amusing intern.  Besides my mother and my husband, these girlfriends are my greatest confidants.  They’re like the sisters I never had and we’ve supported each other through personal trials and triumphs. So what better way to say ‘thank you’ to your friends than with merci chocolates?  One lucky reader will win a ‘Friendship Kit’  that you can either keep to reward yourself for being such a great friend or share with a deserving comrade. The kit includes: $25 Target gift card (yay!) 7 ounce box of merci chocolates A picture frame to display a photo of you and your friends A choc

Enter to Win the Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste Regimen Giveaway!

Jessica Simpson may not brush her teeth.  But we all know that white teeth and fresh breath are as essential as adding a floral pattern to your wardrobe this spring.   Crest wants the readers of Everything She Wants to have pretty pearly whites.  So the brand is offering three lucky readers the chance to win a tube of the new Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield toothpaste, plus a Crest toothbrush and floss! The toothpaste  offers sensitivity protection with no trade-offs by also protecting the seven areas dentists check most: cavities, gingivitis, plaque, tartar, sensitivity, whitening and fresh breath – all in one package!  If you have sensitive teeth, you no longer have to spend your time and money using more than one toothpaste to get comprehensive oral health protection for their teeth and gums. To enter the giveaway, follow these three easy steps: 1) Respond to this post with your first name and email address and tell me your favorite toothpaste (hint, the answer sho

Conway Discount Clothing Chain Closing in New York City

(Tracy E. Hopkins) It's the end of a budget shopping era. Conway discount stores are closing in New York City . As of this weekend, a sign on the sole Herald Square location (34th Street btwn 7th and 8th Ave) says the store will close in "7 Days." Before I relocated to the Big Apple, I was introduced to the discount chain while on a bus trip from Baltimore.  I recall the first time I saw Conway's signature pink bags carried by hurried shoppers in midtown. And Miss Foster, the trip organizer and a bargain hunter from way back, took me to the store for the first time. Conway store in the Fulton Mall./Tracy E. Hopkins When I moved here in 1994, my love affair with Conway continued.  I furnished my first apartment with discount knick-knacks and home goods from the store.  And much to my chagrin, in hindsight, I curated most of my wardrobe for my first full-time job from the long-shuttered 42nd Street and Third Avenue store. One regretful ensemble: Lime green and