The holiday season is officially on and I was craving some weekend getaway with my girlfriends. This was one of those moments when things eventually fell into place. My friends could take out exactly on the time I was given the opportunity of reviewing the stay at Discover Resorts …… and thus the journey began!
We packed our bags and took to the roads, away from the maddening noise of Mumbai traffic! Oh, where my manners? I forgot introducing this totally awesome girlfriend of mine. She’s Apoorva Sansetwar, a kick-ass makeup artist and she really does create magic with her brushes. Her brand goes by the name Ramaniya Glitterati and in her case, all that glitters is totally gold!!
The reason I loved this getaway was, neither of us had sufficient time for a long getaway and we didn’t want to kill the whole time traveling. It took us exactly 3 hours to reach our weekend getaway from Mumbai and we really couldn’t be happier. When we entered the property of Discover resorts, we were stunned to see how really big it was. Spread over 6 acres of lush green land, this resort is a place must visit.
This is me standing outside my room, totally amazed by the beauty outside. It was going to be our home for 2 days and I was totally excited!!!!
We entered our room and found it really big and spacious. I am very worried when I am shooting at a place, whether my stuff will accommodate, leaving me enough place to breathe. Will I have enough space to dress up for the shoot? Would I be comfortable? Trust me when I say this, it was more than comfortable and the bed was calling me. So, I did what anyone in my place would do, ordered food and took a power nap while it reached me!
The afternoon at Discover:
I had a poolside view room and I was really happy about it.
Our food arrived piping hot and it included a variety of chicken (for me) and some really scrumptious vegetarian food (for my girl). Although, we were more happy about french fires for some reason……
The Evening at Discover:
The lunch helped us to catch up on our much-needed sleep and we didn’t fight it! WHAT? We were on our vacay and not sleeping in the afternoon is the carnal sin! We woke up early evening and dragged ourselves out of the rooms to see what the resort had to offer. Only after a relaxing hot water bath though. There’s something magical about hot water baths in quaint winter afternoons! Also, our room had a hot shower and pretty descent bath-tub!
A pronounced bohemian breeze has been raving in our heads and our dressing had to go with our current mood. So, we decided to dress up in the same way. I am wearing this boho dress from Splash Fashions and it’s exactly what a gal needs on a vacay. It’s so comfy, I can dance, skip, hop in it and sill be lady-like (whatever that means)!
I am going to write a different blog on describing the look and what was done to achieve it. This is my vacay blog post and I am gonna let it all be about the great time I had.
By the time we finished the shoot, the sun was setting and we decided to warp up. (Stay tuned for more stunning pictures on this look, in the next post). After a tiring shoot in heels, we were dying to just go back to the room. When we returned I got a call saying, the spa at the hotel is expecting us and I could hear our feets thanking us.
……..n just like that we were up for a hair spa and foot massage.
Well, I really have to say I loved the person who did my foot massage. It was an acupuncture foot massage, that totally calmed all my nerves and lasted for a whole hour. I was so sleepy by the end of it that I barely managed to walk back to my room which was just 2 minutes walk away. I totally blame that relaxing foot massage for that.
Hair spa? We postponed it for the morning after.
The Night at Discover:
There was no wifi in the room, so our Netflix and chill plan came crashing down! We decided to not crib and planned on watching some TV. Then we got bored of that too and decided to talk a walk outside our rooms. After a hearty meal, some fine single malt, and crazy girl talk we forced ourselves outside the room to walk arround the lush lawns.
Yep, that was the view. Aint nobody can resist falling in love with it! We took a long walk and caught up on all the talks we have been postponing……. and in that moment live was beautiful!
I am very picky about getting in the pool as I am always scared about what will the chlorine do to my hair!! Add a skilled make-up artist to that list of worries and you will never step foot inside. My girl is really one of those people who can tell you what’s bad for your skin in her sleep too! Believe me, when I say this, it was a task to make her agree to take a dip! *pssssttttt*
But hey, we had a hair-spa planned after and we gave in. After a relaxing dip in the pool, we decided to just lay by the pool and talk.
This no-wifi zone really helped us for the vacay. We were not snap-chatting, Instagramming, Facebooking or Facetiming our friends but were just in the moment. We were present in our NOW and it was totally awesome. I sipped on some margaritas by the pool and the afternoon just went in a haze.
Guess I had a little too much of those margaritas!!! What is Apoorva jumping on? Well, I guess she’s just generally high on life!
This vacay really made me understand two things:
1. You should unplug from the city life every once in a while.
2. Never under-estimate the power of your girlfriends in your life. They really are your power-house!
……and then we came back to our mad, crazy but totally our’s Bombay Meri Jaan!!!!!!!!
Photography – Arpita Sansetwar.
Boho Outfit – Splash Fashions
Shoes – Forever 21
Bikinis – Apoorva’s Thailand Shopping Spree.
Until next time……. XOXO