Staycationing is a lot like vacationing, minus the mountains of laundry and jet lag that inevitably make their way home with you.
And unlike (most) vacations, the staycation doesn’t leave you thinking, “I could seriously go for a vacation to recover from my vacation.” I think we all know that feeling, right?
Pete and I checked into Hotel Sorella on the Country Club Plaza Saturday afternoon to kick back, relax and recharge before a short, jam-packed week! (All thanks to the complimentary stay I won at the last KC Blogger Meetup.)
We spent most of our time poolside, which just so happened to be up on the rooftop surrounded by lush greenery. It’s safe to say I’m already plotting my next visit.
The key to staycationing is to pack as light as possible – you’re staying put, after all. Other than the usual suspects (toothbrush and pj’s), I packed my clarity pouch with a few other necessities, donned my new straw hat (which doubled as a cover up for the mop on my head the next morning at brunch) and called it good!
After a full afternoon of fun in the sun, we had dinner and drinks – both of which were insanely delicious. Thinking back, I could have survived on the cheese plate alone! But where’s the fun in that?
Post-dinner we capped things off with a glass of bubbly, a rooftop sunset and hilarious conversation (Pete never lets me down in this department).
Not wanting to miss the opportunity to dip my toes one more time, I got up before brunch so I could take full advantage and somehow convinced Pete is was worth it, too. There is something about a quiet morning by the water. Pool, lake, ocean…I don’t discriminate.
As for brunch, I think this picture speaks for itself. Admittedly, this was my second plate – I dug in before I thought to snap a pic on the first go-around. Trust me when I say, they pull out alllll the stops.
Staycations take away the labor factor. There is no excessive plotting, planning or packing. I foresee it coming in handy the next time you realize a mid-week get away would do you some good!