In the last year, so many things have shifted in my life and it has become more exciting and busy than I could have possibly imagined. So busy I couldn't possibly think of having another crazy birthday party full of drinking for my 30th like I have had every year since I turned 21. The thought of planning it sounded exhausting, but what was even worse was the thought of being hung over for a day or three.
So I decided this year that I would throw a mini wellness retreat for my girlfriends and I. Just one night, in a beautiful place about 30 miles east of San Diego. I used Airbnb to find a place. We found the perfect spot (thelakehouzz), it is much more stunning than the name gives away!
Hannah and I planned an amazing dinner and brought all of the ingredients. Myself and 10 of my best friends cooked together, laughed together and enjoyed each other's company. We had a sleepover (reminiscent of our teeny bopper days), staying up talking until we couldn't keep our eyes open. The next morning we had the most amazing yoga session overlooking the lake, made breakfast together, and lounged by the pool.
It will go down in the books as one of the best birthdays ever and a great memory of my 30th!
Here is a list of 5 things you need to plan a mini wellness getaway. Look forward to a more complete list of how to put together an amazing weekend with your friends!
1. Find a weekend and a destination that you and all your friends can get together.
2.Use Airbnb.com, VRBO.com, or any other website that allows you to rent a home. We recommend a place with a good view, a pool, and fantastic kitchen!
3. Determine your budget by multiplying the number of people you have and the maximum you each want to spend, plan to add $20-30 per person per day for food.
4. Find recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and make your grocery list. Ask your friends to bring snacks and drinks!
5. Pack clothes, food, music, and extra kitchen supplies!
Optional: We had a yoga instructor (compliments of one of my best friends Emily) and we hired a massage therapist.
Make it happen, gorgeous! You deserve an amazing weekend away with your beautiful friends to rest and rejuvenate!