The Holidays were a whirlwind of planning, parties and people and it can feel a little sad after all the gifts are unwrapped, the parties are all over and everyone goes home. You're left to clean everything up and get ready to go back to work and the same old routine. We have some ideas for undoing the holiday stress and making the transition from vacation back to reality a little easier.
1. Get a massage and facial. OK, we know this isn't a new idea, but the location is. You worked hard over the holidays; preparing meals, decorating and entertaining and you deserve to splurge on yourself for a change at the Hotel Bel Air's new Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. This is pampering at it's finest with seven treatment rooms, including a couple's retreat with private patio, a mosaic steam and comfortable and stylish relaxation areas.
2. Go on a yoga retreat. Take a few extra days off to rejuvenate in a gorgeous and chic setting at The Parker Palms Springs Resort. YogaWorks is partnering with The Parker to create an ongoing series of Mini Yoga Retreats. Every month for all of 2012, YogaWorks will be sending some of their best instructors to The Parker. The first retreat goes from January 9 - January 11.
If you're up for some post-holiday travel, YogaWorks offers New Year's retreats in several amazing locations all over the world. Explore India with Erika Trice (January 21 - February 3) or Restore and Renew Yoga Retreat with Chad Hamrin on the big island of Hawaii (January 28 - February 4).
Flower garlands in India. Photo used under Creative Commons by Huitze.
3. Incorporate some fresh new decor. If you're taking down all of your holiday decor, be sure to replace it with a few new and fresh designer items and of course fresh flowers from tic-tock Couture Florals. Flowers are the perfect mood booster. Here are some perfect tic-tock arrangements to bring in 2012 in style:
Bamboo and Orchids