Welcome back to this week’s edition of Travel Tuesday! I am so excited to finally share my hotel review of the Four Seasons St. Louis. I was blessed to be able to spend the Labor Day Weekend at this beautiful hotel. As many of you know, I’m a pharmacist by day. Can we say exhausting? I knew I needed to relax, and the Four Seasons St. Louis had me covered.

If you visit the Four Seasons St. Louis website, you’ll see that they have coined the term “urban oasis” to describe this hotel. Let me just say…WOW. I have never heard a hotel described as accurately as this. From the outdoor space to the incredible views of the Arch to the downtown location, you will find yourself right at home in this urban oasis.

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Since this trip was strictly about relaxation, I want to share five ways to relax at the Four Seasons St. Louis:

{ONE}: Take a bath in the DEEP tub

Y’ALL. These tubs are the deepest, most relaxing bathtubs I’ve ever experienced in my life. We are talking relaxation to the highest degree. Thank goodness I brought along my favorite bubble bath. I am obsessed with taking baths. It’s so relaxing to me, and I really like to wind down after a long day. If you’re like me and often choose a hotel based on the bathtub, then the Four Seasons St. Louis is for you!

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{TWO}: Get a massage in the spa

I live for a good massage. I LOVE that the Four Seasons St. Louis brings together incredibly talented masseuses and soft, muted colors for a truly relaxing environment. This full service spa is perfect for a girls getaway weekend!

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{THREE}: Get a blowout in the salon

My hair & I were super thankful for the amazing blowout I got to have with Michelle. She was super professional the entire time, all while being very friendly and welcoming. We talked about the best spots to visit in St. Louis and she helped me create a list for next time I’m in town ;) AND if the Four Seasons spa isn’t mirror goals, I don’t know what is! (see below)

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{FOUR}: Lay out by the pool

The pool deck was the place to be. It ended up being around 90 this weekend, so laying out was definitely in order. My favorite thing about the pool area? Those cabanas. How adorable?! Also I wanted to point out that the Four Seasons St. Louis has thought of everything! Next to the table where you check in to the pool, you will find sunscreen, magazines, and fruit water to make sure all the bases are covered. I have forgotten sunscreen so many times, so this was a welcome thought by the staff.

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{FIVE}: Grab a chick flick or two & watch them in your room

I’m the girl who’s up for shopping and going out on the town on the daily, but I’m also the girl who knows how important relaxation can be. I’m turning 30 this year, so I’ve really been realizing how much I need to slowwww down. Some of my favorite chick flicks include The Holiday, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Proposal, and No Strings Attached. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with any of those.

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Overall, I was blown out of the water by the service and kindness I received from the staff at the Four Seasons St. Louis. They were the most accommodating hotel staff I have ever stayed with. From the moment I checked in, I knew that I was going to be treated professionally and with so much respect. The welcome gift was super thoughtful!

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Amenities abound at the Four Seasons St. Louis. The full service restaurant, Cielo, serves a yummy breakfast! I chose the Cielo omelet and I was beyond pleased. My server was so kind to go over menu highlights with me, and I was so thankful! There’s nothing like enjoying breakfast with a view of the Arch!

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Be sure to check with the staff to see if there are any cool events going on around the hotel. I got super lucky, because there was an amazing fireworks show that I watched from the pool deck!

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And for all of my bloggy BFF’s out there, the amount of perfect selfie locations in the Four Seasons St. Louis is undeniable.

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Thank you so much to the Four Seasons St. Louis for having me. I can’t wait to be back & explore more of what STL has to offer!

Be sure to check out all of my travel recaps here. In next week’s Travel Tuesday post, I’ll be sharing all of the places we went to eat while in St. Louis! Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.

Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

*I received my hotel stay complimentary of the Four Seasons. All thoughts & opinions are my own.*

Phew! I’m so glad I made it through Monday. Trust me, nothing is worse than my alarm going off on a Monday morning. I’ve decided to dedicate Tuesdays to travel. I will share travel recaps, packing ideas, products that are great for travel, and my bucket list. As I continue to grow the blog, I can’t wait to visit more destinations. I wanted to share a product today that is an absolute must-have for your next trip: the Sphynx portable razor!

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Enter razor razor. Y’ALL. This razor/spray bottle/soap combo is amazing times ten. It’s honestly the best thing that’s happened to me in a while. It’s a 3-in-1 genius product that will save you so much hassle in packing. Not to mention it will save you so much room in your cosmetic bag.

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To use, you just twist the knob to reveal either the mini spritzer bottle, moisturizing shea bar, or razor. It even comes pre-loaded with two razors. The mini spritzer bottle is refillable, so that’s super handy!

I have sensitive skin, so I was concerned to see how the moisturizing shea bar would work with my skin. I was pleasantly surprised to see that it worked great, and didn’t cause razor burn for me. I’m also going to link my in-shower lotion I use in the widget below, so be sure to check that out. I think keeping your skin moisturized daily is key! This razor may be meant for touch-ups, but I took it along on a trip and it worked great to shave my legs & armpits. I highly recommend it! At around $15, you can’t go wrong.

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PS: It’s TSA approved!

Be sure to check out all of my travel recaps here!

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I’d love to hear your travel must-haves, so comment below ;)

XO,

Rebekah

(photos by D. Keener Photography)

*Thanks to Sphynx for sending me my own razor for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.*

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I wanted to share a recap of my OKC road trip this weekend. I was so thankful to get to stay with the Renaissance Hotel which is located downtown. In today’s post, I will also share a hotel review.

Walking into the lobby, I was in awe. It was so beautiful and I loved the sound of the fountains. There were two glass elevators on either side of the towering lobby and it was fun to ride in them up to my room on the 12th floor. If the flowers that greeted me at the entrance aren’t flower arrangement goals, I don’t know what is! They instantly made me smile.

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The second I opened the door into my suite, I knew this was the hotel for me. I had a beautiful suite with 1 & 1/2 bathrooms. I really like this idea, because I have to spread out all of my stuff (makeup, beauty products, etc) the second I get to a hotel. I am picky about my beauty products not being near moisture, so it’s a great idea to set up the half bath with all of your products. There was plenty of lighting for all of my beauty blogger friends! There are also plenty of mirrors for those much needed selfies as well ;)

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There is plenty of workspace for my fellow #girlboss ladies out there! The chair was super comfy and allowed me somewhere to spread out and edit photos.

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(macbook skin)

My suite was also outfitted with the cutest balcony that overlooked all of downtown. I could see Bricktown (entertainment district) to my left and Chesapeake Arena (where the Thunder play NBA basketball) to my right! Friday night also was a treat, because I was able to see fireworks from my balcony.

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The Renaissance is also home to a full service spa, indoor pool & sauna, and a restaurant. I had the most amazing 30 minutes of reflexology on my feet. I also had a paraffin wax treatment that left my feet silky soft. I highly recommend going to the Spa at 10 North which is located on the first floor. There is also a cute little coffee shop called “Caffeina’s” which serves Starbucks coffee & has a great variety of gifts. I absolutely loved the volcano candle display (see below).

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(volcano candle)

Let’s talk about the weather! It rained and poured the entire weekend, but you won’t find me complaining. I love rain so much. When I get a weekend away, I love to relax and chill. I definitely want to head back to OKC this fall/winter. I think it would be fun to see the leaves changing and even the Christmas lights during the holiday season.

I wanted to thank my lovely friends at the Renaissance for allowing me to stay with them to experience downtown OKC in their hotel. I can’t wait to visit again!


I want to hear from you:

-Have you ever visited OKC? PS: Be sure to check out this post on girly things to do in OKC!

-What is your favorite road trip to take?


Thanks for reading! XO,

Rebekah

*Thanks to the Renaissance for providing my room free of charge this weekend! All thoughts & opinions are my own.*