As a busy career woman, wifey, and mamma – it’s important for me to allow myself to slow down once in a while. That said, I had the privilege last month of doing a private tour to experience the exclusive top-to-bottom treatment at Thann Sanctuary Spa at Castle Hotel & Spa. As you might recall, yours truly went up there back in 2013 (and even celebrated our 5 year anniversary there!).
At the time – more than two years ago – our little Nuke baby was just six weeks old, so juggling him and getting some quality time at the spa was definitely a nonstarter. This go-around, however, mamma got to roll solo! Well… not exactly, I was accompanied by all of my favorite Asian media ladies – Cutie Patroller (who I’m sure you recognize by now!), Kim Phan (the talented designer behind the fashion line Yumi Kim), and Malini aka the Restaurant Fairy.
The entire experience was completely surreal, starting with exquisite cocktails on the terrace, followed by massage therapy (this mamma opted for the traditional Swedish massage, and let me tell you, I was so relaxed I actually fell asleep!). Both pre and post massage, we had the pleasure of indulging in the incredible lounge that Thann is traditionally known for (this is a prestigious Japanese company specializing in spa services back home and bringing their specialty-focused zen experience to the Hudson Valley, so you know they don’t play).
As if that wasn’t pampering enough – post massage, we were whisked away and treated to a specially catered multi-course meal designed to complement our individual spa treatments. Now THAT is luxe to the max!
All in all, I highly recommend heading to Thann for a weekend couples retreat (or just to the Castle hotel for some tranquility time). It’s really the most magical setting, and super close to the city – that one ought to experience at least once!
Oh… and just to top it all off, the spa even offers a weekend getaway package where you can arrive and enjoy a three-course meal with signature treatments, steam room, whirl pool, and the works.
Mimosa and detox? Sign me up please!