You know it’s summer here in the big city when the girls start wearing short, billowy dresses, the wait to sit alfresco at a restaurant is longer than it is to sit indoors, and the subway is hotter than, well, you get the picture. Don’t get me wrong, summer is my favorite time of year, but I’ve been putting off hitting the golf course (one of my pastimes, besides shopping of course!), because these summer temps have been too hot, even for me, the sun worshiper. This got me thinking though, about a golf trip that I recently took to Nova Scotia and how perfect the weather is there for a great round of golf.
If you are a golf lover like me, you’ll love the first course that I played at, Digby Pines Golf Course. Its rustic and old-school look was quite a refreshing change from some of the overly luxurious courses that I’ve played at in the past; I really enjoyed the no frills environment. Don’t let me fool you though, I did find time to pamper myself at the Aveda Spa. After playing a full round of 18 holes, I was in need of a serious massage, and the spa gave me just that. I walked out of there thinking, “That was the best massage that I have ever had!”
After spending the night at Digby Pines, we headed over to Fox Harb’r Golf Resort and Spa, a very posh and upscale resort. The scenery there was breathtaking, as the golf course over looks the ocean—what could be better than that? I played the first 9 holes of the course before I decided to bail from our group—the wind out there was a little too much for me. Since I had such a great spa experience at Digby Pines, I decided to see if I could get into the spa at Fox Harb’r, but unfortunately, they were all booked up. I guess that gives me a reason to go back there!
The third leg of our trip was one of my favorite parts. We stayed at the Glenora Inn & Distillery, where we toured the property and enjoyed a whiskey tasting (that’s what the inn is known for!). I’m not a whiskey drinker, but word on the street is that they have some pretty tasty whiskey! The best part for me was the run that I went on the morning before I left to head back to NYC. The misty air, beautiful foliage, and serene setting were just what I needed to end this trip on a good note!
You drive up to the gas pump and feel like you’re charging your paycheck away—we get it! Money is tight, but with summer coming up, a feel-good getaway may be just what you need. Luckily, we found an amazing deal on a restorative yoga retreat that will leave your brain, body and bank account in fantastic shape.
The Bespoke Yoga Retreat, in partnership with Yada Yada Yoga, will be held June 15 to June 18 at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort in Puerto Rico. Those who attend will be treated to delicious meals, morning and evening yoga classes overlooking the ocean and beach activities from kayaking to paddle boarding (and of course lounging).
For double occupancy, a stay at this luxury resort in a Garden View room during the retreat—with all of the extras above included—is only $357 per person per night. Score!
To book your space (a two night minimum is required), contact Angelica Lenox at (954) 624-1784 or at email@example.com.
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