I’ve been lucky enough to get away for the weekend during last month’s Full Moon and this month’s New Moon (perfect timing, right?!). It’s honestly such a treat to pack up the car, grab the family and get away. I love mini vacations or stay-cations with my family even if we’re not going that far.
I encourage everyone to make time for a mini-vacation! You can even stay local as long as it’s an escape from your day-to-day routine and someplace you can soak up some magic with your loved ones.
A few weekends ago, we went to Palm Springs and stayed at the Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs during last month’s Full Moon. So, so beautiful! We took both the boys + baby girl and everyone had the best time. I was also treated to a CBD-infused spa experience exclusively for Estrella Spa at the Avalon by LA-based cannabis wellness brand, Highland Pantry. So, so good for mama! Highland Pantry offers 4 different CBD infused “benefits-based” massage treatments, all using a hand-crafted line of spa products. Each massage offered - Glow, Cleanse, Heal and Renew - corresponds with a customized essential oils blend crafted to promote specific benefits. I went with Heal made with chamomile, and patchouli essential oils - so calming.
Last weekend, we escaped to Joshua Tree for a magical weekend in the desert vortex. Surrounding myself in the quiet of the desert under a New Moon with my family was so healing. We stayed at one of the Vintage Desert Homes and I CAN NOT recommend enough. Honored Mother Earth’s magic, soaked in some much-needed family love + bliss and celebrated little Noa turning 7 months! So grateful for this life.
How can you escape for the weekend? Here are a few tips!
Put some money away each paycheck into a separate “vacation” fund!
Plan a month in advance. (You know when you’ll need a break)
Book a trip in the offseason - especially popular spots like Joshua Tree.
Get others involved! Plan with a group or ask for tips/support.
Finish up all the work you can before the weekend! Don’t leave anything for the day you come back.
Meal + snack prep! You don’t have to buy everything there so bring all the superfoods you need!
Get your kiddos involved in packing! Let them choose their favorite clothes + toys, but don’t forget the essentials!
What are your favorite weekend spots to escape to? Share yours with me on Twitter using #PhilosophieLove!