Life can get a little hazy sometimes.
Between university, work and personal life – finding the opportunity as well as the perfect place for some much-needed down time can be a bit challenging.
It is interesting how we often feel the need to travel out of town to find places to relax and rejuvenate when we have simply exceptional gems right here in our backyard. One of those being No5 Boutique Art Hotel.
No5 by Mantis is an Art Deco style 5 star boutique hotel located in Brighton Drive, Summerstrand.
My mother is quite easily one of the most important people in my life, that is why I was beyond excited to share #theno5experience with her on her birthday weekend.
Heartily greeted by Bulelani, we were ushered to our lush open plan Business Class Suite situated on the first floor.
The suite features a beautiful kitchenette with seating area, bedroom and (my favourite part) a gorgeous spa-like ensuite bathroom.
For a peace lover such as myself, the patio area is the perfect place for some coffee & a good book, or even a moment of meditation.
As I am an immensely sentimental person, moments and memories mean the absolute world to me, and who I get to share those with are just as equally important – even more so when they are moments of firsts with your momma.
The main component of the De-Stress is the ever so indulgent Cspa Wellness by Camelot Detox Spa package which includes a 60-minute full body aromatherapy massage, skin polishing salt glow scrub and self-application detoxifying body mud in the steam room – an ultimate first for us.
I wont lie, we were incredibly nervous for the steam room – as one usually is when experiencing something for the first time.
Needless to say it was all so heavenly, evident in my mom falling asleep for most of the treatment.
The masseuses, Sindi and Danielle, were highly attentive to our needs
& with their angelic hands they ensured we left the spa feeling lighter and brighter.
I’ll admit, I most likely will not be entering a steam room again as my lungs unfortunately cannot handle it.
(warning: steam room isn’t recommended to those with cardiac or respiratory issues)
As the sun set in the bay, we decided to wine and dine in the award- winning restaurant before enjoying some mother-daughter down time in the suite.
I don’t know about you, but waking up to an assortment of tantalizing fruits, cold meats, and cereal options is my idea of a stunning kick start to the day – followed by a pick from a world class breakfast menu.
I opted for the French Toast with bacon and maple syrup, whereas my mom went for her first time with the Eggs Benedict (with bacon instead of salmon).
It is the most precious and satisfying thing seeing your mother light up with excitement and joy as you share experiences with her.
And that is my No5 Experience.
The De-Stress with No5 Package is perfect for a relaxing solo rest and retreat, a cute mommy & me staycation or even a spicy baecation for you and yours.
Whichever option suits you, No5 and Cspa Wellness are ready to welcome you.
Watch my #theno5experience vlog on my YouTube Channel.
All images by Marc Herve
Stay beautiful, stay blessed
-Amanda Klaas xx