There is truth to the adage that it is better to give than to receive. Sensing her anticipation as she tugs the bow loose; catching the twinkle in her eye as she opens the box; realizing that you’ve selected exactly what she wanted…it doesn’t get any better, especially when it’s on Mother’s Day.
How much effort did it take, though, to come up with that perfect gift? Shopping for a loved one when the clock is ticking can be trying and stressful, especially if she is the “Don’t get me anything” type.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, this mom and daughter is here to tell you that there is no reason to get all creative and unique with your gift this year. Because what we want never changes. We want: a) to be pampered, b) to be fed food that we didn’t cook, and c) to be pampered and fed this food with our girlfriends and daughters in attendance.
The Spa at Pelican Hill® understands the value of this simple pleasure, which is why, for the month of May, groups of up to six guests can book a Mother’s Day Spa Suite Retreat package. To begin this day of pure, unadulterated rest and relaxation, each guest changes into a plush robe and settles in for a blissful 50-minute massage or facial, personalized to her intentions.
The group then has two hours (two hours!) to unwind—which is another delightful word for doing nothing—in the private and elegant Spa Suite, where they will enjoy a spa cuisine lunch accompanied by Prosecco or a choice of a spa tonic. Guests are welcome to make use of the Spa’s Acqua Colonnade and state-of-the-art exercise facilities at any time during their visit. When the day is done, the guest of honor receives a special gift, courtesy of the Spa.
“Life is so crazed the rest of the year that it’s wonderful to take this opportunity to slow down and enjoy one another’s company,” said Robin Dunivin, spa director at The Resort at Pelican Hill.® “In the past, the moms have truly enjoyed their quality time together, bonding and releasing the mind, body and spirit through treatments, camaraderie and relaxation.”
None of us would spurn gifts of jewels, lavish dinners, Champagne and chocolates, or a romantic weekend escape. But, give us an uninterrupted few hours with the beloved women in our lives, add a spa treatment and a healthy, beautiful meal, and it will be a Mother’s Day worth remembering. And the best part is that not only does what we want never change, it gets better with every passing year.
For more information or to set up a Mother’s Day Spa Suite Retreat, please call The Spa at Pelican Hill at 949.467.5270. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.