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Scandinave Spa Baths – Whistler

March 23, 2017


When we’re at a spa in New York City you can usually hear the soothing sounds of car honks and take in beautiful views of trash and other buildings……. I think by my tone you can tell by now I’m being sarcastic. After seeing Scandinave Spa baths in Whistler BC we understand the true meaning of peaceful relaxation. It is just minutes from the hub bub, but you can completely ignore it since it is located in the woods. 

Just as we got there the snow began to fall making the experience even more magical. If you’re curious how the Scandinave spa baths work, it is pretty simple: 

Step one: Heat for 10-15 minutes. (This means going into either their steam room or hot tub.)

Step two: Cold for 10-20 seconds. (They have icy cold pools or an ice shower.) 

Step three: Relax for 10-15 minutes. (They have rooms specifically for just straight chillin’ or even a cute little outdoor fireplace.) 

They suggested we do the step 1-3 rotation three times. We didn’t think we could actually survive the cold baths. It was tough, but felt incredible after! The baths are supposed to have energizing and relaxation effects, both were very necessary. 

 I can’t reiterate how beautiful this location is. There was even a “Be Bear Aware” sign (which you may have seen on our Instagram story @WanderLustGirls) on the walk up to the spa. Just to show how remote it really is. Luckily, the bears were still hibernating. Although, admittedly we still “power” walked…. it was for exercise.

If you find yourself in Whistler you MUST check out the baths. One of our favorite experiences in all of our travels so far. 

Xx, Emily 

P.S. It took forever for my face to look somewhat normal in the photos going into the ice bath.  

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Mohegan Sun Casino – A Quick Escape from NYC

March 22, 2017

It doesn’t happen often, but for once we were feeling lucky. We woke up wicked early and boarded the bus with all the sequin clad grannys with their blue hair perms and bingo bags. Needless to say, we were in our element. After a couple hours we had made it to Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Surprisingly such a short ride from NYC. (If you are looking for a quick little escape from NYC I highly recommend this trip.)  

Once we made it to our room, champagne in hand and ready for a fully packed evening. Once we were finally ready, we headed to Michael Jordan’s Steak House. SO much delicious food. The chef even came out and we got to chat with a bit about all his intricate dishes. We took the opportunity to hint how much we liked chocolate. Out comes a 23 layer cake?!?

Now, we had to go work off all those calories at the Susto/Kaleo/Lumineers concert! (The venue is HUGE btw.) We are always the first and last ones dancing. We’re those super annoying people that take up way too much space with our dance moves and try and get everyone to dance with us. Anyways, we had never heard of the opening band and were super psyched by the end of their set. Definitely a band to add to our Spotify “go to” playlist! Kaleo is one of our fav bands, so we were a bit out of control during their set. If you haven’t heard of them check out Way Down We Go and Save Yourself (the live version is my favorite.) In between sets we went out to chug tequila, not thinking we could take outside drinks into the venue… you can if you are curious during your next trip. Someone stopped us mid chug to offer us their pit passes during The Lumineers! We made our way down there and got a great view of the band and even more dance room! In the pit we ran into one of the band members of Susto and ended up spending our night at the Roulette table with him!

The whole day was a blast and we cannot wait to go back!  Thank you so much Mohegan for the amazing trip! 

Xx, Emily 

Beauty

Organic Beauty thanks to Truly Organic

March 22, 2017

organic beauty products

We’re trying really hard to keep up one of our most important 2017 resolutions, which was to use more organic beauty products. We were so happy to hear about Truly Organic. Their shampoo and conditioner are not only incredibly stylish (hello, mahogany wood cap,) but they’re packed with 100% real fruits, plants and vegetables.

I was a little nervous the product would be something I’d have to get used to. You know when you try a new shampoo and conditioner, and it feels like your hair is still coarse or tangled? I was completely thrilled to find out Truly Organic feels just like all good other shampoos – minus the chemicals of course. My hair feels smooth, strong, and silky!

We have yet to try the Super Face Cream, so stay tuned for our review! Do yourself a favor and order some Truly Organic – www.trulyorganic.com.

xx, Abigail