The six of us are pretty close in age (there are 12 years between the oldest and the youngest), but with all of getting married and having babies and moving to different states, we only get together with all of us once a year.
This year, we decided that we would really get away – no husbands, no kids (well, minus Jameson because he’s still so little) and enjoy our time together with a little pampering and self-care.
Lauren and I were put in charge, and we decided that we would make this weekend one they would never forget. We rounded up all of our favorite things, titled it our “luxury retreat” and got to planning.
It was so fun putting it all together, and we loved showing our sisters some of our favorite things (and surprising them with our favorite things, too).
We thought it would be fun to show you a little glimpse into our weekend, share what we love,
and give one lucky reader the chance to WIN a mega-prize package that will knock your socks off. Keep reading for a chance to win! *THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*
First stop: pampering
We started our day off at our very favorite Mindful Women Spa and Medical!
If you’ve followed us for a while you know this is our go-to place for relaxing and all things beauty.
We were all about relaxation on this trip so opted for 60 minute massages and one 60 minute facial for Lauren (she’s still in her first trimester, so she couldn’t get a massage). It was so nice to start our girls weekend off focusing on ourselves and relaxing.
It was our moms first massage and she walked out half asleep but so happy! The first thing she said to us was “I’m converted!” Mindful Women Spa and Medical
has such a relaxing atmosphere and it really feels like you step out of the world for few hours.
We’ve done a few different treatments at Mindful Women. You can see some of our before and after pictures on Mindful Women Spa and Medical’s Instagram account.
Riding in style:
With this being our one relaxing, kid free getaway of the year together we wanted to take every step we could in assuring we didn’t have to worry about one thing.
picks you up wherever you are and drops you off wherever you want to go. Using the Lyft App
on your phone you can call a ride when you’re ready, or even schedule a ride for later. My early morning Lyft ride to the airport was scheduled three days in advance, so I didn’t have to think twice!
It was so much fun not having to worry about who was going to drive, where we were going to park, and splitting up to get from place to place. Lyft took care of all of that so we could just show up, enjoy ourselves, and relax.
We used the Lyft XL
to make sure all of us could ride together in one of their larger cars. We rode to and from the airport, around Farmington and Salt Lake City, and all the way up to Park City. It never took longer than 10 minutes for our rides to arrive, and the drivers were all so kind and accommodating.
We’d recommend Lyft for a night out, a ride downtown, to the airport, or just around Salt Lake City! It was so much fun and definitely an experience we will be taking advantage of at our next sister retreat.
Second stop: LUNCH
If you’ve been around here long, you know how much we love food! Obviously eating good food was high on the list of priorities for places we wanted to go and things we wanted to do.
We stopped at Blue Lemon
in Station Park for lunch. If you’re ever in the area, we’d highly recommend it. We love the Short-Rib Grilled Cheese, Steak Street Tacos, and Black Bean Ravioli.
Next Stop: WORLD MARKET
We don’t share a lot of behind the scenes in our kitchens, and something you probably didn’t know is that we usually use the same 10 or so props for all of our photos.
Our favorite place to shop for cute props and home goods for every day cooking is World Market
. They have such a unique collection and the most reasonable prices! From kitchen to bedding to patio furniture they really have it all.
We stopped at World Market after lunch and it was so much fun to shop for props together, that’s definitely something we’ve never done! Most of us ended up with the same cute mixing bowls
and wooden measuring spoons.
We’d highly recommend them, food photographer or not.
See if you can spot the World Market
prop that EVERY sister uses in these pictures.
Up to PARK CITY!
We have always loved Park City – and we would go up there every fall as a family to shop, eat, and swim in the beautiful fall weather. When we were planning where to host our retreat, it was our very first thought.
A few of us had stayed at the Newpark Resort
when we were up in Park City for a half marathon, and we loved it so much we thought we’d stay there again.
We stayed in one of their townhomes, which was perfect to sleep all 7 of us (and a baby). It was so nice having 3 bathrooms, multiple bedrooms, and a full kitchen so we could have a fun Facebook Live demo
while we were up there together.
We knew Park City had a ton of tasty places to eat, and like I mentioned before, this was a top priority! We asked all of you for your recommendations and you did not disappoint (if you missed that post on instagram, you can see it here
Here were some of our favorite suggestions:
- Main Street Pizza and Pasta
- Billy Blancos
- Sammy’s Bistro
- El Chubasco
- Vessel Kitchen
- Maxwell’s (we LOVED their Philly Cheesesteaks!)
- Freshie’s Lobster
The ultimate Swag Bags
Like we mentioned before, Lauren and I wanted to surprise everyone with the BEST swag we could think of! We reached out to all of our very favorite companies, and surprised each sister with a goodie bag.
We could not keep it a secret from my sisters for more than five minutes when we got our Fawn Design Original
bags. We’ve been a huge fan of everything Fawn Design from day one (how can they even make fanny packs look good?!), but we cannot get over their brand new design on their original bags.
They make the perfect diaper bag with multiple pockets inside and out, but also makes a perfect every day bag
It can be worn as a backpack, or over the shoulder with removable and adjustable straps.
The Fawn Design Original comes in four colors. We loved them all so much we ended up ordering a variety of colors for the sisters, knowing they’d be happy with any of the bags! Now we’re just counting down the days until we can order Lauren’s little baby a Fawn Design Mini!
MADE BY MARY
We don’t get to be together as sisters very often, so I wanted to make this time special. We’ve had a lot of changes over the last year with two sisters getting married, two sisters moving, one sister having a baby, and another sister expecting.
We’ve followed Made By Mary
for as long as we can remember and have been in love with all of her pieces. We love her jewelry because you can personalize it to fit your style, trial, or message.
We decided to go with necklaces engraved with the word “mom” for our mom and the three oldest sisters, and then initials with our husbands names for the youngest three.
Although they were engraved differently, our Half Moon Hammered Discs
were all exactly the same. It felt so special to all wear such similar pieces. It has connected us even though we live hundreds of miles apart!
SARANONI LUXURY BLANKETS
It wouldn’t be a luxury retreat without luxury blankets, right? I was definitely most excited about these Saranoni blankets
. I bought a receiving blanket
for Jameson when he was born and I have been obsessed with them ever since. I even started sneaking it for myself when he was sleeping because it. is. so. soft!
Emily (who runs Saranoni
with her husband) is literally one of the kindest, most genuine people on the planet. Their team took such good care of us, and were even kind enough to embroider our names on our lush blankets
If you win the giveaway, you’ll get to pick a blanket of your own, but if you can’t wait – they offered a discount to all of our readers! Use the code SIXSISTERS20 for 20% off your order through the end of August!
We are loving the scrunchie trend right now, and we thought it would be fun to get a bunch of scrunchies that the sisters could mix and match.
My Bonjour Bobby sent us these adorable scrunchies and if you look closely in the pictures from the weekend, you can see one or more of us wearing one at all times!
You may know Letterfolk for their amazing letterboards (we obviously love them for menu planning and baby milestones), but did you know they have a whole collection of paper goods as well?
We knew we wanted a good planner for all of the sisters to use, and Letterfolk sent us the most gorgeous hard-cover planners. Now I’m thinking I need a pocket-size, too.
If you haven’t noticed by now, we are definitely inspired by so many amazing women and women-owned companies. We LOVE Gigi Pip – not just because their hats are INCREDIBLE, but because they are dedicated to women who wear many hats (just like each of us!).
We each got one of their baseball caps to wear while we’re on the go, chasing kids, or throwing together a quick dinner in the kitchen.
We knew that we wanted to surprise the sisters with some DELICIOUS treats, so in addition to some Swig catering
(did you know you can do that?!) – we talked to our friends at Mrs. Call’s
for some AMAZING chocolates.
They sent us some goodie packages with their world-famous Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels
and their Utah Truffles
. I planned on taking some home to my family as a little gift, but I totally ate them all before the day was out. I just couldn’t resist!
We had a great time as sisters, and we wanted to share a little bit of that fun with you, so we decided to give an extra swag bag away!
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Six Sisters’ Favorite Things Giveaway