Glow Day at The Landing Resort

If you’re hanging out a ski resort wondering what you can do that doesn’t involve wearing twenty pounds of clothing, and still being cold, falling every five minutes and bruising your precious body, then I encourage you to check out one of their local spas.

Snow is so pretty. Especially from the comfort of a warm hotel room with a fire.  Photo credit: Nick Chandler

Snow is so pretty. Especially from the comfort of a warm hotel room with a fire. Photo credit: Nick Chandler

One day, I will learn how to ski and snowboard, but this last mountain vacation was not going to be the day. All I wanted to do was drink wine, look at the pretty mountains and be pampered.

As my friends and boyfriend left to hit the hill, I dialed the spa downstairs to book a massage for mid-afternoon.

We stayed at The Landing Resort in South Lake Tahoe. A beautiful hotel tucked away next to the Tahoe beach. The owners held a launch party in 2014, in which Heidi Klum and Babyface both attended. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to the main Village where all of the restaurants and festivities are held. But, you can also easily walk to the Village as well. Especially during a clear weekend like ours.

My Glow Day began with a meditation and visualization in the room. And then a casual stroll to the beach.

Tahoe beach with Mount Tallac in the background. Such a beautiful weekend.

Tahoe beach with Mount Tallac in the background. Such a beautiful weekend.

I walked to the Village to grab breakfast and do some window shopping.

Had a fun walk around the Village...

Had a fun walk around the Village...

and stumbled across this awesome store.

and stumbled across this awesome store.

Getting back to the hotel around 12:30, I grabbed my laptop to do some work while eating at the Jimmy’s Restaurant located inside the resort.

Burrata Salad tomato, balsamic reduction, imported Greek olive oil

Burrata Salad tomato, balsamic reduction, imported Greek olive oil

Domaine Sainte Rose: the pears and strawberry description sold me.

Domaine Sainte Rose: the pears and strawberry description sold me.

I arrived at my appointment twenty minutes before to check-in and take advantage of the steam shower. What a delicious experience. After my shower, my masseuse prepared a calming, green hot tea before heading into my room.

OMG. What an experience. In addition to the hot stones, she used a Biotone Eucalyptus body oil that made my skin feel like heaven. Sometimes massages are not relaxing for me. Especially if I’ve been stressed and have a lot of knots in my neck and upper back. But, this felt 100% luxurious and my body felt loose and calm.

The next day, when everyone was complaining about aches and pains, my body felt like I could run a marathon. Hmmmm mmmmm. My kinda ski vacation. Hot stone massages for the win.

Now I'd love to hear from you!

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