spent the day with my mom and Ashlyn...shopping, preparing snacks, and
packing for Ivy's much anticipated bachelorette weekend. Since Ivy's
NOT the kind of gal who likes getting dolled-up, bar-hopping, clubbing,
or the exotic male dancer thing....the bridesmaids planned an intimate
and relaxing surprise weekend getaway up in Calistoga, doing the spa
thing instead. I picked up Wil from work, and together we picked up
the rental car (a minivan) and everyone else at Ivy's.
Thanks to Mayu for all her knowledge and research, we chose Indian Springs
, and we stayed at Hill House.
Amidst all the bungalows, Hill House is a cute lil' cottage that sits
privately atop a hill overlooking the resort and it's Olympic-sized
Mineral Pool. The cottage is really cozy and charming. The interior
decor is very.....uh, Martha Stewart. Cute. Girly.
We checked in around 9:30pm. Unloaded the car and unpacked our stuff.
We had a late dinner, feasting over unagi donburi, spam musubis, spinach
salad, fruit, crackers, salami, cheeses, pate, crudite, and dip in front
of the fireplace. We had considered all going down for a dip in the
heated Mineral Pool, but it was much too cold...I think it was 28 degrees
out!!! So we ended up talking and playing drinking games till 2am. Since
we all have spa appointments early in the day tomorrow...we reluctantly
called it a night.
are some pictures from today:
Bett, me, Ivy, Wil, and Cin...heading up to Indian Springs
of the bedrooms
in the kitchen
girls telling me where to set up the camera...
finally found the perfect spot
1712 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
Tel: (707) 942-4913
Fax: (707) 942-4919