STAYCATION AT HILTONS DOUBLETREE, DEL MAR, CA

 My pool view at the Doubletree, Del Mar! 

My pool view at the Doubletree, Del Mar! 

As WIkipedia puts it, “a portmanteau of ‘stay’ and ‘cation’” and it’s my favorite thing to do when I’m desperately in need to get out of my own head for a minute.

My favorite place to stay is the DoubleTree in Del Mar, CA. It’s far enough from my hometown, but close enough to work that I don’t have to stress about getting around too much. I pack an overnight bag with basic pampering essentials and take off!

I love to pack a simple, oversized dress than I can lounge around in and a few things to work on while I’m staying in. This one is from Old Navy and it’s super light and flowy. Light enough that I can use it as a nightgown if I really want to. (I usually stay up late enough where I don’t really have a choice, but to fall asleep in it!)

 My essentials! Planner, notebook, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream for an intense mask, light make-up, American Apparel gym bag, computer, and Tatcha rice enzyme powder face wash! 

My essentials! Planner, notebook, Elizabeth Arden 8-hour cream for an intense mask, light make-up, American Apparel gym bag, computer, and Tatcha rice enzyme powder face wash! 

I know it sounds a little bizarre to “work” while taking time to pamper and whatnot, but I get so much work done! The pool at the DoubleTree is surrounded by trees, so you truly feel like you’ve been transplanted into another place.

If you’ve never tried taking a night off and spending in a nice hotel or bed in breakfast - give it a go! If you have the means, of course. The way I look at is I would normally pay about $90.00 a week on therapy, with very little results, and with one night for about $150.00 I instantly feel relaxed and I get work done. It’s not something I indulge in all the time, maybe a few times a year, and I never regret it. There are so many ways to get deals - and if you’re super sweet to the front desk they usually give you a few deals when you check in. The Doubletree always delivers when I stay there, and totally recommend them if you’re near one.

 Del Mar, CA 

Del Mar, CA