Life is good. Find ways to enjoy it.
Last week, Arkeedah of ItsArkeedah and I, treated the winner of the Ford "Escape for a Day" contest to a fabulous day of great food, spa treatments, and shopping at some of Atlanta's best spots. Of course she enjoyed being chauffeured around town by us in the new 2013 Ford Escape.
The day started with me picking up Melanie at her house at 9am. She was so excited to get the day started. Melanie needed this escape because she is a mom of two including a 9 month old and she runs several businesses. She was so stressed out from lack of sleep and sheer exhaustion. She needed a day to take care of herself.
When Melanie laid eyes on the new 2013 Ford Escape, she remarked how cool it looked. Once she was inside, she was impressed by the space and she said she was looking for a new vehicle. She remarked her family of four would fit nicely in the Ford Escape. Of course I gave her a run down of some of the vehicle's features like: the Ford MyTouch Technology, push engine start, Eco-Boost, soy foam seats, and hands-free trunk access.
I had to demonstrate the hands-free navigation which is a part of the Ford MyTouch Technology. Our first stop was West Egg and the navigation system worked perfectly. We arrived at West Egg in exactly seventeen minutes and directly to the door. Love it.
West Egg cafe is a very popular and delish cafe in Atlanta and they specialize in good breakfast food and the cupcakes are not too shabby either.
Melanie enjoyed Mimosas with her breakfast. So sad I could not partake because of course I was the driver. :)
After breakfast, we surprised Melanie with a signature massage from Bliss Spa at the W Hotel Midtown Atlanta. All I can say is fabulous. The Bliss lounge had my mind blown. There was herbal tea, fruit infused water, fresh veggies, and these decadent brownies. Certifiable.
Melanie enjoyed an hour massage and the steam room and shower. She was so happy and relaxed.
After Melanie's fabulous massage, we treated her to a insanely delicious lunch at BLT Steak at the W Hotel downtown Atlanta. BLT Steak is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta and it is beyond excellent. Melanie and I had the Asian salad and Arkeedah had the Lobster salad. But the Popovers, BLT's signature bread, had us all swooning. *Faints* We enjoyed our salads and had fun girl talk. We laughed and just had a ball.
Next we visited Iwi Fresh, a garden day spa in the Castlebury Hill district in downtown Atlanta. This place blew my mind. It is an ALL ORGANIC day spa. I mean, the place has a custom organic scrub bar. Wowza. When the manicurist was giving Melanie her mani/pedi she used all natural organic products...no chemicals. And her mani/pedi was gorgeous. Love, love, love this place. Oh and Iwi Fresh has organic wheat grass shots that they will juice for you on the spot.
Our last stop was Vitesse Exchange Boutique for shopping. Vitesse Exchange Boutique is also located in Castlebury Hill. This boutique has unique clothing items at super affordable prices. Melanie chose a stunning sequined dress. She can wear it as a tunic or as a dress on a hot date night with her hubby.
After shopping, I dropped Melanie back home to her family. She was so gracious, fun, and just happy to have a day of pampering and relaxation courtesy of Ford. And I also enjoyed myself. I enjoyed driving the Ford Escape and making Melanie's dreams come true. Thanks Ford.