|Old School CD's for the BIG 40!|
On another SIDE BAR - speaking of CD's they went in the Welcome Bags (some of my favorite getaway things) I had one for each couple waiting for them on their bed. In the bags were the Old School CD's, a big can of beer for the boys, a little bottle of wine for the ladies, flip flops for his & her, fun colored insulated acrylic cups, reusable thermal coffee cups, Advil, Emergen-c's, Twist & Pout lip balm lip clip, Colgate Wisp, The Tiny Birthday Bash Box of Questions, chocolates, earplugs, journals w/ pens and much more!
As the sun set we cheers'd each other's birthdays (5 of the ten of us were turning 40 this year) and an anniversary for one couple. We fell into an easy groove with each other. We held a reverse raffle to get the weekend started. An entry fee of $10 per person would give them a chance to win $100! Everyone's name goes in a bowl and they get a sticker to wear. Throughout the evening I drew a name every half hour. If your name was pulled then you were stripped of your
Saturday began with an intense sunrise right outside our window(s). I could have laid there all morning watching the sky change from dark to light and every color in between.
But we had a chef downstairs ready to prepare our made to order eggs among other breakfast goodies (homemade muffins, crispy bacon and succulent sausage). (One of the concerns Chris had before this trip was that I would be "working it" and not enjoying myself. I told him NOT to worry we would get a chef to do our meals and then there is no work for me or the other ladies! I highly suggest if you are renting a house with several couples trying to find a personal chef or caterer who can do the majority of your meals for you. You would be surprised at what is out there. Everything from super expensive wedding caterers to mom & pop personal chefs and all the price ranges in between.)
|Me and our Mom & Pop Chefs|
Laura and Ginger have done reflexology on several weekends for me in the St Simon's area. They are professional and caring - if you decide to use their services you will be so RELAXED and HAPPY you did! The IPOD was cued to soothing spa music and cornhole games were put on hold while each couple had their chance to relax in unison. A champagne bar is always a fun touch to "in-villa" (in-house) spa days. We had several flavors of bubbly to choose from ~ raspberry, almond, peach and perfectly perfect Prosecco. With fun little additions like a splash of pomegranate juice with raspberries and pomegranate seeds.