This year one of my goals is to step outside my comfort zone and experience a few new things. A few weeks ago I shared some of the girls weekend fun I had in San Diego that included a few firsts for me, like eating Pho Tai and exploring Coronado Island. I actually kicked off my year of firsts on a trip to Scottsdale back in January.
While my trip was short, I did manage to sneak a quick visit in at the Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa. It was AHHHH-Mazing. Seriously, it’s gorgeous with a wide variety of services and facilities to try. You could easily spend all day relaxing there. I knew the spa would be a great opportunity try something new, so I scheduled my first Thai massage. It’s definitely not a traditional massage but rather “yoga for lazy people”! 🙂 I also experienced my first eucalyptus inhalation room, albeit very briefly.
My biggest regret was waiting until the last day to check out the spa. I had to leave early in order to pick up the boys from school. I definitely NEED to visit again and stay a full day (or two). Maybe for our next girls weekend or a mother/daughter spa day.
Speaking of a girls weekend, I did sneak in a little girl time with my friend Sara aka Mom Endeavors! We don’t see each other often but we managed to spend a few hours hanging out at the Scottsdale Quarter. Our main objective was to try The Dry Bar. The Dry Bar is a blow out only salon styled as a pretty bar. You sit on stools at a counter, they serve you yummy (non alcoholic) drinks while they make your hair look gorgeous. It’s definitely my kind of bar!
Another first on this trip to Scottsdale was also at the Scottsdale Quarter. My dad and I tried True Food Kitchen. I’m a fan of Fox Restaurant Concepts like Blanco and knew I wanted to try a unique dining establishment in Scottsdale. True Food Kitchen fit that bill! I wasn’t sure it would be kid friendly so I was happy to try it sans munchkins. The great news is that I found it to be hip, healthy and definitely kid friendly. Check out more of my experience at True Food Kitchen on Traveling Mom.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Experience Scottsdale. As always, all experiences and opinions are my own.