Firstly, before I get into the details. I have to share how blessed I felt that my team made this cute video for me on my birthday.
In celebrating my last year in my 40’s I decided to spend my birthday caring for myself. As a health and wellness coach and mom of 2 kiddos, I’m always caring for others MORE than I care for myself. This birthday I decided to cash in on the gift cards I had stuffed away in my desk drawer; given to me by my family over the years.
I had a few requests asking about my birthday experience, so I’m taking the time to write it out, as to hopefully inspire others to spend a weekend of self care too!
My weekend started off with a tour of the 5-star Luxury 4 Seasons Westlake’s beautiful facility! I was told the spa alone was 40,000 square foot and is the biggest in the WORLD, wow. The facility was spectacular from dry saunas to wet, from private pools to private jacuzzis, and over 250 service rooms.
Speaking of rooms!! Girl look at my room! I should have recorded the bathroom as well, but this was just what I needed to kick up my feet and relax! The hotel left me a sweet treat, birthday card and a tea set on the table!
BIRTHDAY DINNER AT ONYX
That night I decided to dine at their modern Japanese Restaurant and sushi bar called, Onyx.
They serve traditional sushi but with a twist. I sat outside and the scenery was INSANE! The same beautiful waterfall view from my room was available from the restaurant but it was lit up beautifully.
The staff provided me with a complimentary birthday cupcake at the end of my meal.
The next day was a FULL day of pure relaxing pleasure.
I started my day at 8am with Guided Meditation. Of course I didn’t record the meditation, but look at this room! I loved it so much!
After meditation I headed off for a great workout and then yoga! (I didn’t take pics but it was so good, and they played music I enjoyed.) Their equipment was unique and the scenery even from the gym was fabulous!
WALKING THE 4 Seasons Westlake
After the gym, I explored the property on my way back to my room to shower. Here are a few shots from my walk to my room!
SERENITY POOL TIME!
After I showered, I got ready for the Serenity Pool. It’s a private pool reserved just for spa guests. Love the name, Serenity!!! I enjoyed the sun, the food, the relaxation, and people watching and of course I got my tan on! LOL! I even found my birthday twin right next to me. A beautiful older lady doing the exact thing. Loving herself for a day at this beautiful facility!
SPA TIME, THE BEST TIME!!!
After my pool time it was Spa time, sisters, and boy it did NOT DISAPPOINT!
My walk to the spa!
I started my treatment off with exfoliating facial! So relaxing!!
After my facial I spent 2 hours getting a sugar body scrub. This beautiful Korean woman scrubbed my entire body and asked me to take a shower?? After taking a shower, show used WARM honey to massage my entire body, then wrapped me in a Honey Wrap!! The honey was 100% organic and I was so confused as to why I wasn’t STICKY all over? After I showered again, she massaged me AGAIN with the most moisturizing oil infused with relaxing lavender that she made me smell with deep breathes, LOL! When she was done, I felt like I had baby’s skin!!! I loved this treatment the most!! Check me out in the pic below! I was a honey glazed donut yall! LOL!!!
Here’s the official name and description from the 4 seasons in case you decide to try it yourself:
LAVENDER MILK AND HONEY COCOON
This deeply relaxing treatment begins with a whole grain and organic oil body buff to increase the skin’s vibrancy and stimulate circulation. Next, a velvety blend of pure honey and warm lavender milk envelops you in a nourishing cocoon to feed the skin and renew elasticity. Finish with a lavish full-body massage using pure herb and lavender cream to bring you to a state of deep relaxation. This comprehensive whole-body treatment restores the glow of health.
Overall, I would 150% recommend spending a full 24 hours solely dedicated to pampering YOU! We are worth it ladies. The 4 Seasons Westlake is so very impressive. I’m definitely doing this again!!
LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET ME KNOW YOUR BEST AND FAVORITE SELF CARE ACTIVITY, EVENT, OR RETREAT you’ve experienced. I would love more ideas!
I’m Nicole Twyman, a native New Orleanian, who has lived all across the US! Although, my small family of 4 currently calls Los Angeles, CA home. I am a proud 40+ year old mom of a wonderfully energetic and theatrical daughter, and a handsome, scholarly athlete!
While I have worked in corporate America as a certified senior project / program / portfolio manager for Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Procter & Gamble & IBM, my passion is service. It has always been my desire to live a life of service to others; which I took every opportunity to explore as an active member of many of my church’s ministries and of my public service sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.
Well, now I am over the top excited to have the opportunity to serve divas through my very own ministry, Fit, Fyne & Fabulous.