BABYMOONS
SPRING 2016

The next best thing to a Honeymoon is your last hoorah: a Babymoon. (Well, maybe the baby is, but we won't tell!) Throw away all your stresses and worries and get ready for some serious R&R: Eat, Sleep, Sun & Spa, Repeat.  

We know the drill: black is flattering, horitzontal stripes not so much. But black gets boring and stripes are in this spring.  Lucky for you, showing off that beautiful bump and foregoing style doesn't have to be the case.  From the West Coast to the East and some worry-free Islands, here are the ten best places from to Babymoon this Spring and what to wear when you're there so Babymooning doesn't have to be all that boring!

 

1. L'HORIZON HOTEL & SPA, PALM SPRINGS

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An iconic Palm Springs Property reinvented by Los Angeles designer Steve Hermann, the chic new L'Horizon Hotel & Spa delivers the high-style retreat that Palm Springs has been craving.

 

2. MONTAGE, LAGUNA BEACH

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The Montage Laguna Beach is the perfect seaside retreat for those looking to spa, spa and spa some more.  A 20,000 square foot spa: Eucalyptus steam rooms, dry redwood saunas, ocean air whirlpools, fireplace lounges, state of the art fitness center, movement studio and lap pool featuring stunning views of the Pacific.

3. FOUR SEASONS, SCOTTSDALE

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In the high Sonoran Desert, the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale is a place of western lore and cosmopolitan culture. It's a place of awe-inspiring beauty where you can unwind, take in all the beauty, and be pampered head-to-toe with a full range of services inspired by the spirit and ingredients of the desert. 

 

4. BRUSH CREEK RANCH, WYOMING 

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Set on a stunning 30,000-acres in south central Wyoming, the award-winning Brush Creek Ranch offers an ultra-private collection of historic, luxury dude ranches (or as we like to call it – Glamping!).  Whether you prefer a rejuvenating spa experience at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, seek a sophisticated and romantic prairie hideaway at The Magee Homestead, or crave a blissful, unrivaled sporting experience at French Creek Sportsman’s Club – Brush Creek Ranch has it all!

 

5. VENTANA INN & SPA, BIG SUR

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Located in Big Sur, the woodsy-chic luxury lodge is set on a beautiful 243-acres. Relax, unwind, and let the beauty and tranquility of the Ventana Inn & Spa take care of all your pampering needs in this pastoral retreat.  With weathered-cedar buildings, an on-site spa with Japanese hot baths, and daily California wine (it’s okay to have one glass!) and cheese receptions, Ventana Inn & Spa is the epitome of rustic elegance. 

6.  BLACKBERRY FARM, TENNESSEE

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A rustic-yet-refined intimate resort, Blackberry Farm is situated on 4,200-pastoral acres. One of the top rated properties in the world, and it’s easy to understand why, as this is the place where food aficionado’s come to die. The focus is on its’ farm-to-table Southern cuisine – aka biscuits on biscuits – with 24/7 gratis drinks and snacks.  When you have the time to come up for air from the food, the spectacular spa & wellness experiences is rooted in a philosophy of balance to revive your body, mind and soul. 

7. GRAND BOEHIMAN HOTEL, CHARLESTON

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Brand new, this chic 50-room Autograph Collection hotel boasts an art gallery, chef-crafted farm-to-table cuisine, and offers a Bohemian Wine Blending, where you and your hubby can formulate and label custom bottles to take home – something sweet to open and drink together once the baby arrives! Located in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, the Grand Bohemian Hotel is perfect for exploring the charming city.  

8. 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH, MIAMI

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A sophisticated beachfront stay, the eco-friendly 1 Hotel South Beach is a minutes walk from the hustle and bustle on Collins.  Whether you want to lounge in one of the ultra cabanas overlooking the ocean at the Cabana Pool Deck, soak up some sun with a break from the vibrant energy of Miami at The 1 Rooftop  cabanas or enjoy the chic crowd at the Main Pool Deck or South Pool Deck, there’s no shortage of options.  If you’re still somehow feeling the pressure, let The Spa at 1 Hotel South Beach melt away your worries with all natural, therapeutic treatments. 

9. SOUTH CONGRESS HOTEL, AUSTIN TEXAS

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This 83-room boutique hotel offers cool, minimalist-chic accommodations with a rooftop pool that overlooks Downtown Austin. The South Congress Hotel has three restaurants to fill any craving and a nail salon run by New York City favorite Tenoverten.  Enjoy the best of Austin while staying at the hottest newcomer to Austin.

10. HAMILTON PRINCESS & BEACH CLUB, BERMUDA

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Give me the beach boys to free your soul and head to the Fairmont-managed Hamilton Princess & Beach Club in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands.  Overlooking the stunning blue waters of the Hamilton Harbour, the refined Fairmont Princess is the Grande Dame of Bermuda Resorts aka ‘The Pink Palace’.  Where history meets modern-sensibility, the luxury property offers a recently renovated wing, open-air casual dining, and an exclusive private beach club located at one of the island’s most picturesque spots.  Check into tranquility and check out of reality for a moment in Bermuda before the baby comes.