Sunday, March 23, 2008

In the Company of Women

We had a wonderful time at the Abbey. Everyone should treat themselves to a spa visit at least once. The Fontana Spa is the bomb! Love it! Love it! The Fontana Spa offers great specials throughout the year. Our package included 2-day hotel accommodations, $110.00 Food credit, $110 Spa service credit all for $395.00 per person.

My sister, Mona, planned this spa vacation for the group. The Abbey is one of her favorite places to visit. She treats herself at least four times a year. Six of us traveled in three cars to Lake Geneva (2 hour drive from Chicago). Tricey and I arrived first with the rest of the group arriving shortly afterwards.

Here's the set up:

We checked in, unpacked, and set up our own personal bar.

Tricey Helping Mona with her luggage.

Mona gifted everyone. (Martini glass, candle, body spray, and a copy of the Phenomenal Woman poem by Dr. Maya Angelou.)

Our spa services started at 2:00pm on Thursday and continued through Friday evening. We talked about about everything from presidential candidates to family matters. No male bashing.

Dinner the Thursday evening. Left to right: me, Anita, Mona, Tanya, Christie, and Tricey

I know many people aren't "big" on salad, but this salad was delicious. Mixed lettuce and greens, strawberry, mandarin orange, roasted pecans, blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Mmmm Mmmm good. I'm going to make this at home.

The bar which was located in the center room. We had adjoining rooms for easy access.

The bartender taking a break.

Christie- Better known as Bernie Mack's lil' sister. This woman had us in stitches the entire time.

Ms. Tanya, too tickle to pose for the photo.

The Abbey is really a beautiful place to visit. Friday we had planned to go for a long walk by the lake. Friday morning we woke up to this.

It snowed all day. So we spent all of our time in the spa: by the pool, in the sauna, having spa treatments. After a silk wrap and a custom message who can think about taking pictures.

We all checked out early Saturday afternoon. Christie and Anita headed for home. They went to the Jill Scott concert Saturday night. The rest of us went to the Huntley Outlet Mall, which is on the way home to Chicago.

Well that's it! We had a great Spa weekend. If you can, visit the Abbey or a spa near you. You'll definitely enjoy it.

Now back to the sewing. I'm working on my many reviews. I've worn one of my dresses twice already.


  1. Looks like you had fun! That salad looks GOOD!!!!

  2. I love to see us women taking care of ourselves like this.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience!

    (And that salad does look divine!)

  3. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. I have never been to a Spa, ever, and may one day try it.....and I love looks really good!

  4. I am definitely a SALAD girl, and that one looks delicious. I'm so jealous of your getaway. I need a break! LOL!

  5. I enjoy seeing women taking time out to relax and de-stress

  6. Looks like you guys had a great time!!! What a way to spend the day-pool/sauna and snow outside!



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