Somewhere over the forest
Quick get-away. For me, these are words of freedom, relaxation and a resourceful way to turn off the everyday stressors that might have anchored my emotional and physical capacity to function normally. Hypothetically speaking, I’ve pretty much crossed off long summer vacations for the next ten years, but I knew I had to do something to nurture my travel spontaneity and stay close to home. Relaxation is a quintessential way of reducing stress, meditation, and more importantly, it is the best antiaging activity, or lack there of that we can do for ourselves.
There are stressors that we become unaware of as we continue monotonously through our scheduled lives as hard-working individuals. What do your everyday surroundings look like?
Do you love sitting in traffic? And whom are you surrounded by? I’m not saying that being a CEO can’t be stressful, but unless you’ve got that huge office, a few interns, and a private driver like say, Anne Hathaway or “Jules” in the very inspiring film The Intern, the mundane things like sitting in traffic, long waiting times, and everything else you don’t love can weigh you down.
August called YOU! and shouted, “Don’t waste another weekend underestimating the mini local luxuries closest to you.” Just kidding that was me! But as A Leo, I feel it is my duty to wake a few people up and enjoy August while she’s here. While I currently live in greater Los Angeles and have major spas, salons, and events happening all the time, I don’t want a view of the 405 or the 101. So Sometimes I like to drive a bit south, or east, or west, depending on where the wind is traveling. You get what I’m saying. Take note of a couple beautiful SO-CAL mini getaway’s that will rejuvenate your spirit and relax your soul.
Santa Catalina island is just off the coast of Los Angeles and long beach. And while they are no longer offering a complimentary round - trip ride on the Catalina Express, the one-hour trip across the pacific is well worth it. Have you ever gone scuba diving? If you aren’t into that, it’s okay because the glass bottom boat tour is a beautiful experience. Keep in mind that there are many beautiful lodging options, dining, activities and Spa Services that will put you in bliss. It’s not Hawaii, but island life is very alive here.
Have you ever spent a summer day at a lake? We LA natives love our beaches but are sleeping on the gorgeous lakes in the San Bernadino mountains. I’m talking about Lake Arrowhead! Mountain life is so peaceful. Imagine being surrounded by a green wood line with lake views for days. There are a few quaint lodging options, and if you love cabins you won’t be disappointed, there are plenty of those to spend your weekend in as well. Everything you need is tucked away in this growing mountain town, Including a favorite place of mine, a spa.
Where ever you decide to go, relax to the fullest. And when you are ready for some fun call a Leo!