It was time. Time for what? A MeCation, naturally. My spring has been the busiest yet, and I was in need of a little R&R.
My week is usually filled to the brim with activities and events, all in the name of work. But this McCoy’s MeCation with The Orlando Hotel on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles, was a little different. This was the FIRST time that a number of my girlfriends actually wrote me to say they were jealous. While I don’t like anyone feeling jealous of anything I’m doing, in this case, I could certainly understand. I felt utterly treated and pampered to the best of what LA has to offer, and all right down the street from me, on my favorite street!
We started out by checking into our rooms at The Orlando Hotel on West 3rd Street.
When I found out I would be staying in their Entertainers Suite – complete with an extra room for entertaining, and a large balcony, overlooking West 3rd Street, I knew I had found my home for the next two days.
I was in heaven.
But, as gorgeous as the room was, I couldn’t rest on my laurels, or on the luxurious linens, in this case.
No, we had a jam-packed agenda ahead of us, and we had places to go and people to see!
First up on our day of pampering?
Bedhead Pajamas, where they had champ and super comfy pjs, waiting for us.
We all loved the pajama party-meets-British-boho bedroom vibe of the store, so of course, we snapped a pic or two.
We shared one more toast outside in the beautiful Bedhead courtyard, but there was no time to waste.
Next, we were off to Murad to have relaxing hand massages, and face mapping to tell us how our skin was looking!
I was thrilled that my skin only read a low “13” on the damage scale, so with proper skincare, my skin is aging right on time.
We then headed right next door to get gorgeous blowouts at one of my favorite salons, Spoke And Weal.
Then, we headed back to The Orlando for dinner at The Churchill.
The food and handcrafted cocktails were delicious! And we actually got to taste EVERYTHING on this menu, as it was served family style.
But, my favorite part was when I asked everyone to go around the table, and say what they admire about each of our dinner dates. I love doing this with my girlfriends – new and old – as everyone leaves the table, feeling uplifted. I wish all women would do this!
After dinner, we headed upstairs and changed into our Bedhead pjs, where Rachael and I were so excited about my bathtub, that we hopped right in! You know. Totally normal.
And then, inspired by our pretty pjs, we opted for a pillow fight photo session.
As a bedtime treat, the sweet folks at Sweet E’s had left us some sweet nothings on our bedside tables. Sweet dreams, indeed.
Next? SLEEP. Contrary to what I’ve always thought, pampering can be exhausting.
The next morning, I kicked off the day with a little me-time meditation on my balcony.
Then, it was Clover Juice morning happy hour with my fellow editors and bloggers.
Followed by pool time, naturally.
It was one of my all-time favorite weekends. But it’s not just for me! If you’re feeling a little rundown – or just in need of a break – head to West 3rd Street, and stay at The Orlando for your own little mecation. All of this pampering is merely steps away. And trust me, you’ll be glad you did.
Editor’s Note: As per all my McCoy’s MeCations, this post was sponsored by the participating host hotel – in this case, The Orlando Hotel (8384 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90048). All accommodations, services, fare and beverages were provided by the host hotel, and their associates.