@RitzCarlton #LosAngeles: Turn Your Daycation into a Residence!

 

Have you ever wondering where to spend a day in Los Angeles that makes you feel so refreshed and renewed it is like a week’s holiday? Spend your Daycation at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles and feel revived!

I toured around L.A. LIVE and Staples Center with my umbrella. I think it was 100 degrees in the shade, very surprising for September but it made the stunning lobby of JW Marriott Los Angeles L. A. Live all the more inviting. Later, The Mixing Room would become the site of not only people watching and star gazing but I would meet Bailey from the LA Kings!

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As I take the escalator up to the Ritz Carlton Spa, I have no idea that simply entering the doors will be like finding a cocoon of peace and serenity. Elissa greets me with a glass of champagne and shows me the private relaxation area inside the women’s spa which is enveloped in the smell of eucalyptus from the steam room. I decide to relax in the co-ed sanctuary in my Ritz Carlton robe on one of the comfortable round loungers while listening to the music and reading. This is truly an urban oasis.

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If you are already thinking about Valentine’s Day, choose the couple’s room which has a tub to enjoy after a treatment. Your room and tub will be scattered with rose petals and create a lasting memory from a spectacular experience.

Raquel soon escorts me to my treatment room, called Mercury;  the entire area has a stars and sunshine theme. I love the golden tiles in the in-room shower which can be seen all over the spa.  Today, I am discovering the “Fire and Ice” treatment.

From the Ritz Carlton Spa Menu: about Fire & Ice: “Take time to experience earth’s rarest elements from the depths of the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. After a light exfoliation, a rare white silica mud mask is applied to instantly hydrate and re-mineralize skin. The journey concludes with a relaxing full body massage incorporating hot and cool stones.”

I selected this treatment as it is a combination of things found while traveling like minerals in Iceland as well as hot stone massage. I had never had a hot and cool stone massage and this experience was fantastic. I loved the heated table, the silky sheets, the white silica mineral mud mask and the smell of the oil. I can highly recommend this experience. After my treatment, I felt like I was walking on air and had been on vacation for days.

The Ritz Carlton is known for being a place to expect the unexpected and have first-class memorable experiences, every moment of my daycation proves that this is true. After my spa treatment in The Mixing Room, I was able to see the Stanley Cup in person and get a hug from Bailey from the LA Kings. The first preseason game is September 22 against the Arizona Coyotes and you can join Bailey’s Buddies and enjoy the newest PUCK&PLAY at the NEST  and WP24 on the 24th floor. Enjoy Dim Sum before the game and have tasty treats without waiting while making it to your seats on time.

Look for more about my amazing dinner at The NEST coming soon in USA TODAY. Thank you to the entire Ritz Carlton team especially Elissa and Raquel at the Spa, Wagstaff Worldwide, Kalayana, Justin, Alonso and Klaus Puck at the NEST and WP24 for an amazing day and evening!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.  http://lisaniver.com/one-page/

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