Oh, I am spoiled! Two weeks ago my New York bride tribe threw me the most chill, most relaxing, absolutely “Claire Eliza” bachelorette spa weekend. And because all I want to do is relive our party every weekend, I’m here to relay to you how positively fabulous it was – and dish a few favorite beauty finds for your own DIY spa weekend (just-add-badass-babes).
So what’s the recipe for a perfect low-key Claire Eliza weekend, you ask?
1. The Swanky Getaway House
First, you whisk her away to a private abode, equipped with a saltwater swimming pool, wild flamingo pool floaties and app-controlled hot tub, far from the maddening crowds (Bedford, New York in this case). Want some inspiration? Here’s my Airbnb city escape wish list.
2. A Healthy Menu (& Favorite Treats)
Second, stock up on healthy fare from your favorite swanky grocery stores. My girls clearly know me well as they stocked the fridge with littleneck clams, halibut, branzini, trout, fruits and vegetables, and my beloved white burgundy all sourced from Manhattan’s Eataly. Healthy foods are essential for feeling good between facials, and by cooking at home for every meal we wasted zero pool & tanning time (my highest priority). Want a sample weekend menu? Save this shopping list below.
3. DIY Spa Supplies
Finally, our weekend was particularly “bridal” thanks to the collection of fabulous DIY home-spa products my ladies brought along. From face masks to Rosebud CBD oil, fancy sunscreen and my new favorite face massage tool (plus the best-friend-zen-effect) I left the weekend positively glowing. My girls sent me home with healthy skin goodies, and I’ll be buying a few more to continue the bridal home-spa on the reg until the big day. Shop our Bachelorette DIY Spa weekend below (don’t forget to bring along that Instax camera)!
4. The “I Love You Guys” Brunch
We finished off the weekend with a swanky brunch at the Bedford Post Inn where I declared my teary-eyed love for the influential women in my life. These ladies not only enrich my life daily with their incredible friendship and impressive creative talents but they actually introduced me to my soon-to-be husband, and I am forever grateful.
(Those looking for my glorious, backless white bachelorette party dress, it’s on sale!)
Searching for more bachelorette (hen) party ideas? Find more inspiration here. Read all about our Mexican wedding fiesta in my Real Bride Diary.