This weekend, the huz whisked me away (okay, maybe not whisked me, I knew it was coming and the damn planner in me had ruined the surprise months ago...) to San Jose del Cabo for 3 days and 3 nights of the ultimate relaxation in preparation for baby numero dos.
It was heavenly. Truly, an amazing weekend filled with lots of relaxation, delicious meals, some serious time logged by the pool and most importantly, quality time logged with each other. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think it's so important to get away from everything every once in awhile (including your kiddos - no matter how much you love them, a break is very necessary now and then) to reconnect with your sig o and remind each other of the relationship that began the foundation of your lives.
Grant and I have very similar views on what a good vacation should entail so we very easily slip into vacation mode with each other, where the most important dilemmas become when we'll be able to fit in a game of Gin Rummy and whether we should have gelato or fruity island drinks for our afternoon snack (the fruity island drinks won out... when in Rome!).
We've gone to Cabo basically every year since we moved to LA 10 years ago. It's a quick two hour flight so a long weekend is totally doable. Weather is almost always perfect and since we've become regulars of sorts, we know where we like to eat and what's worth skipping. This weekend, perhaps a reflection of how old we're becoming, we didn't even venture into Cabo San Lucas, opting instead to stay at a lovely resort called Cabo Azul up in San Jose del Cabo. Cabo Azul is an all-suite hotel, so every villa is spacious and includes a full kitchen and sitting room (ironically a perfect place to bring children!). It's fairly new and decked out in dark wood decor, lots of intricate detail to the lighting, fixtures, canopies over the bed - that sort of thing. It has three connecting infiniti pools overlooking the beach and the service was impeccable. We'll definitely be returning!
|An example of the lighting at Javiers, which can be seen throughout the resort...|
While most of our vacation was spent relaxing poolside, we did manage to sneak away into town one rainy morning (which was adorable - very reminiscent of St. Augustine in Florida) and also spent a leisurely hour at the spa getting a couples massage. The food at the resort was delicious (Javiers - the same one that's in Newport Beach - is their onsite restaurant), but expensive. For more casual lunches, there were lots of options in San Jose del Cabo (we enjoyed a private lunch a deux at a little cafe called Lolita's with the most delicious fresh sandwiches) and directly across the hotel is a little strip of restaurants where you can get yummy fish tacos and casual Mexican food for a more affordable price. The other two nights, we dined at Flora Farms (a favorite restaurant ever, not just in Cabo) and the nicer version of Nick-San in Palmilla (a sushi joint we've been going to for years in Cabo San Lucas).
Our main objective for the weekend, besides the obvious relaxing and reconnecting, was to come away with a name for Peanut, which sadly we didn't do - but we've got a short list and are a lot closer than we were. Turns out bestowing names on two little guys is a tough job!
We were happy to be home last night as we missed Hayzey terribly, but know he was in excellent hands with Nini and Pa. I think they would have been happy had we extended our trip a few days ;-)
We've got a busy month ahead, filled with a bunch of local plans - birthdays, weddings, childhood friends in town and our last Summer Saturday at the end of the month. I still can't believe Summer is already more than halfway over - where has the time gone?!
Oh and happy birthday to my littlest nephew, Gussy Goose, who turns the big 1 today! We love you!