In case you missed it on social – we were in Costa Rica last week with the family and part of Cody’s family. The first couple days of vacation it’s really hard for me to shut off work and stop checking emails so Cody and I set aside a night to make us both slow down a little bit. We loved the view where we were staying so we decided to take advantage of the property and spend the night in for a date night.
Seriously the yummiest smelling !!
One of my favorite parts of the house was the outdoor shower. It was around 100· the whole time so we couldn’t stand being away from the water too long. Every night we would come back from the beach, shower outside, and watch the sunset. The views were like nothing else I had ever seen before! I left at the outside shower and by the end of the trip I had converted everyone on the trip. We were all so obsessed with the coconut smell and couldn’t get enough of it! I’m a huge scent person and I know it sounds silly but having that coconut scent on our trip really made it feel that much more beachy. Even after you blow dry your hair you can still smell the coconut. With back-to-back beach days and dipping in the pool, my hair was really dry from all the chlorine and salt water. It was also humid so my baby hairs would frizz like crazy! The coconut oil and cocoa butter really helped tame by crazies. The coconut smell set the tone for a relaxing date night with Cody and was also a lifesaver when I attempted to get ready.
The date itself was such a memorable one! We had a chef come make dinner and everything was so good. The stuffed avocado was amazing! I’ve had a hard time with seafood ever since I was pregnant with Beckam, but for the first time since before B was born I actually enjoyed the shrimp – it was prepared so well! The coconut ice cream was so pretty I almost didn’t want to eat it. After dinner we got massages on the back patio looking out over the ocean and it was probably the most relaxing massage I’ve ever had. The house’s music system was set up to play outside so we had peaceful massage music echoing outside with the scenery looking our over the water – I can’t even describe it but it was the most relaxing massage and it really helped set the mood for the rest of the trip!
I’ll be sharing a round up from the rest of our trip next week so stay tuned! What are some of your favorite ways to unwind and relax on vacation?
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