So, my lovely D is turning 40 (welcome to my world) and as a little gift, I’ve booked a long weekend in Sedona at the Enchantment Resort and Mi Amo Spa. As with every trip we take, I try to make a spiritual connection to place. In Florida, for example, I had a past life regression at the timeless Biltmore. In Spain, it was the deserted beaches and coastline of Zahora. Sedona should be no different. This little town, nestled in the red rock canyons of Arizona is all about place and space, wide open star-gazing skies, and windy vortexes that transform and heal you with feminine and masculine energies. And even though it might turn out to be just a new age-y kitch kinda place, it’s still a sexy, stunning, amazing destination to celebrate a birthday.
Here’s our itinerary…
Arrive in Phoenix, AZ early afternoon
Pick up rental car and drive two hours north to Sedona
Relax! Star gaze! Dinner and drinks at the casual Tii Gavo restaurant, or a trek downtown to Elote, a “made-from-scratch” Mexican restaurant.
Up early for a two-hour drive to the Grand Canyon
A possible day hike around the rim
Late lunch at the El Tovar
Back to hotel; light dinner
Up early for a Yogalates class at the spa while D gets a hot stone massage.
Lunch at Ken’s Creek Side
Back to spa for me, for a Sedona Clay Wrap: “This unique high desert treatment begins with a light exfoliation and a generous application of our mineral-rich Sedona clay. We have enhanced the already powerful detoxifying, anti-inflammatory properties of the clay with the addition of cocoa powder. Cocoa is a softening, smoothing antioxidant agent that heals and protects while its delightful aroma brings a sense of simple pleasure. After you have showered off the clay, we apply a mineral-rich oil or lotion infused with native herbs to leave you glowing and feeling grounded.”
While I’m wrapped in mud, D will hit the fairway for the first nine at the “Imax of golf courses” Seven Canyons
Dinner at Yavapai Restaurant