This year I turned 40, and as much as I thought I’d embrace it, own, and party like a 21 year old. The truth of the matter is, I never was much of a partier (even when I was 21). So, I started freaking out. Then Big Daddy casually mentioned that maybe I’d want to have a couple girl friends meet me at a spa for my 40th birthday…and the next thing you knew I had a full blown Beauty Boot Camp going on and I threw it together in about 8 days.
Yep, I’ve still got it in my old age.
The day started off with trainers doing a CrossFit Style boot camp in my driveway.
This was followed by a mile and a half run to the club house. Some of us may or may not have quit “running” after a block and a half.
Upon arrival at the club house guests were met with a tray of water that said “Don’t Quit, rehydrate” I made the little hang tags myself.
Then, Suzanne Bowen from Barre Amped in Nashville (I know, right?!) took us through the paces for a little over an hour in the most amazing Barre class.
I am just loving me some Suzanne Bowen and I’m thinking if I lived in Nashville, or if she moved to Florida, I could be looking REALLY good...or I may not be able to move from the muscle soreness.
|with Suzanne Bowen|
After that it was to the showers where I had these little bags in the locker room for each of the girls. Inside was a Beauty Bootcamp t-shirt and some Thai Fisherman pants that were hilarious to demonstrate how to put on.
We were all then shuttled back to my house where Nobu Miami was all set up preparing my special birthday lunch. If I win the lottery I’m having them cook at my house every Saturday, I’m just saying.
If you didn’t already know, Nobu is my MOST FAVORITE RESTAURANT on the planet! The food was as delicious as it was gorgeous! No sushi restaurant compares in my opinion.
After lunch each guest was then given their own “itinerary” card which had their schedule for the rest of the day.
A Valentino Trunk Show
A Raw Food Cooking Class
Thai Stretching Massages
Hot Stone massages
Manicures & Pedicures
and a Beauty Bar where guests could mix their own facial masks, scrubs or bath soaks.
It was truly one of the most amazing days of my life. I will cherish the memory of it forever and I remain forever grateful for my lovely friends who committed to spending an entire day (seriously, it was 9am-7PM) with me for my birthday.
|Valentino Trunk Show in my dining room!|
So what if none of us could walk for the next 3 days? We had a great time…and hey, the texts I received over the next few days are memories too.
Sorry I didn’t answer when you called. I couldn’t lift my arm to get the phone.
How are you feeling this morning? If it’s true that it’s worse after 24 hours then I’m going to need to be sedated tomorrow.
Know anyone with a wheel chair I can borrow? Ouch!
After the pain wore off everyone admitted they had a great time and would do it all over again. Thankfully, you only turn 40 once in your lifetime.