Time to Kill…in Sedona
Looking for a place to recharge your batteries? A place to cleanse your body and soul? Or the perfect spot for your next girls' getaway? Look no further then Sedona, Arizona. I had no idea what I've been missing.
I’ve been to nearby Scottsdale a couple of times, but I don’t golf and I can only do so much shopping. I’m not sure what else there is to do there. Sedona is an entirely different experience.
We stayed at the aptly named Enchantment Resort. And once you arrive you really don’t need to leave the property, as there are multiple options for food and things to do. You can even access hiking and mountain biking trails right from your room! The jewel of this place is its location, nestled in the mountains on what some say are sacred grounds. It’s downright mystical.
The overall feel of the resort is a balance between relaxed boho chic surroundings and top notch service including a bartender who knows his moscow mule from his extra dry martini with a twist. There are spots all over the resort to snuggle up next to a fireplace, enjoy the view or meditate.
Enchantment is also the home of the famed Mii Amo spa. The services here are why many people come and rumour has it that one Ms. Paltrow was there just days before we were. Now, having sought out spas all over the world and having an extremely critical eye, I consider myself a highly qualified critic. The spa surroundings are in need of a light polish, but you won’t notice once you start your treatment. I had one of the best massages of my life followed by a beet and kale smoothie, which left me feeling seriously energized.
If you decide to venture into Sedona be sure to visit Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts village, where you’ll find a quaint selection of art galleries and shops that are worth a wander. Then head to L’Auberge De Sedona for a boozy lunch (outside by the river if it’s warm enough). And all the locals we spoke to raved about Elote Cafe‘s authentic Mexican fare, but unfortunately when we went the line up was so long we ran out of patience. I guess I’ll just have to go back.
The highlight of the weekend was the hike we took up Bear Mountain. We got lost, which you don’t generally want to do when you go hiking, but in this case it led us to, I believe, one of the vortex’s of energy Sedona is known for. A vortex is a place from which concentrated energy flows; it is a place to receive an abundance of energy. I see your eyes glazing over now, but you’ll just have to trust me. Both my boyfriend and I felt it and it was remarkable.
Three days in Sedona and you’ll feel like a whole new you. And you won’t even have had to give up carbs, dairy or booze. Now that’s my kind of retreat.