If you follow me on stories, you know all about the most magical two days I just spent at The Kohler Waters Spa. From start to finish, this experience was straight luxury. This summer I’ve been stressed; It’s been one of those hectic, chaos coming at you from all angles, can’t get your feet under you kind of summers. I’d been counting down the moments to get to the past two days but until I surrendered myself to this underground oasis I didn’t realize how out of sync I’d really been. It took two days, a few treatments, a chunk of alone time, mostly being cut off from the outside world and the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in to get back to a solid baseline.
Let’s take a quick moment to discuss how none of this was sponsored and I’m not being compensated (money or otherwise) for my review. This trip was a belated birthday gift turned annual retreat that I’m not sure I can wait 12 months to indulge in. Perhaps a semi-annual retreat!? Either way, it was a regular human trip paid for with regular human money.
With tons of services to choose from, I opted for a full body massage and a hydrafacial. Less intense than microdermabrasion but more aggressive than your typical hydrating facial, the Kohler hydrafacial was exactly what my neglected skin needed. I walked away with a new-to-me resurfacing accelerator that I have high hopes for. It’s like an exfoliant that works from the inside out, building collagen and regenerating new skin cells at a more rapid rate than our bodies produce on their own. It’s pricey but since the skin cancer incident of 2017 I’ve been investing in skincare and it’s the best decision I’ve made for myself.
The facility was obviously amazing. It reminded me a lot of my grandparents house in Annapolis with its impeccable style and southern charm. We opted to stay in the Carriage House which is conveniently located two stories above the spa which meant for two days, we didn’t see the outside world. It also meant the only time we got out of our spa robes was to get into our Carriage House robes. Robe life is the life we should all be living.
I had high expectations of relaxation so I didn’t pack much. I made the choice to go bookless and if I could do it again I might throw one in my bag just in case but being without my current read left me with my own thoughts, meditation and sleep which was probably for the best. Below are all the spa essentials that I packed, including my favorite Bric travel bag that’s currently on sale!