Sometimes we all just need to get away. We all need a moment to step away from reality to refocus. In grade school we use to call it Spring Break, but in adult school unfortunately there is no such thing. Thus the staycation was created.
STAYCATION (stay·ca·tion) noun: a vacation spent at home or nearby
I had the pleasure of spending last weekend at the world famous Beverly Hilton soaking up the sun and get some much needed rest and relaxation. This is the first time I’ve ever stayed overnight in a hotel that was in the same city as my house. What an unique and complete refreshing experience! A basically travel free weekend jaunt that completely felt like a destination vacation. Although, packing for my staycation randomly stressed me out. As with any trip I’m always worried that I was going to leave something behind. I had to continue to remind myself that if I forgot something important I could always drive the 2.1 miles back to my house to pick it up. Needless to say that after all that… I forgot my toothbrush. Thankfully, The Beverly Hilton was prepared for that!
Upon check in I did what one does when on vacation… I completely unplugged (besides a few Instagrams, obviously), spent quality time at the pool and ordered copious amounts of room service. I completely relaxed!
Arriving in Monif C. wrap dress, JustFab heels and carrying The Little Market mini trunk. Sunglasses by Sole Society
Poolside in Forever 21 Plus suit, Nine West Hat, JustFab heels. Bracelets by Holst Lee
Lounging (giving my best old Hollywood Faye Dunaway moment) in the most comfortable robe ever courtesy of the Beverly Hilton.
Hilton Worldwide is a fan of the weekend getaways too. This year they launched the Ultimate Weekender Sweepstakes and they’re offering Hilton HHonors members the chance to win a weekend trip every week throughout 2014. If you could getaway for a weekend to any place in the world where would it be? There are still 39 trips up from grabs. Are you a member? I am! Click here to sign up and to enter for your chance to win. Every week is a new destination.
Special thanks to the Beverly Hilton for a wonderful stay! If you’re making plans to visit the LA area or if you live down the street and just need to get away, call the BH and make a reservation. They’ll take good care of you. Promise!
Photos by Sylvia Gunde