Last week, Mal and I had the opportunity to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary at Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and it was a pretty darn incredible experience! 🙂 The nice people at Mirbeau offered me a complimentary spa treatment and lunch in exchange for a blog post, and I was more than willing to participate in the partnership. The timing worked well with our anniversary, so I invited Mal along for the day.
Once we arrived and checked into the spa, Mal and I headed to the gym for a quick 20-minute workout. We didn’t have much time before our treatments, so we figured a little something was better than nothing. Plus, we thought we should take advantage of all of the awesome amenities available to us. Spa guests have access to the gym and fitness classes (there’s actually quite a lot, including yoga, spinning, and more) as well as the locker rooms with eucalyptus-infused steam rooms (fancy!) and the year-round Aqua Terrace, which is an outdoor area with a whirlpool, waterfall, oversized fireplace, and bar featuring small plates and beverages.
Mal and I actually went out to the Aqua Terrace after our spa treatments and sat in the whirlpool for awhile, but I didn’t have my phone with me, so I didn’t snap a photo. It was quite amazing and beautiful out there. Here’s a photo if you’re curious! 🙂
After our workout, we took showers in the looker room, got into our cozy robes, and then met in the Resting Area before our treatments. The Resting Area had a wonderful heated foot massage pool, so we used that for a little bit and then relaxed in a couple of the lounge chairs and waited for our names to be called.
Mal got a massage, and I enjoyed the Organic Radiance Facial, which was, ooooh, so nice. It included a natural fruit acid peel to exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin tone and texture. There was also all sorts of awesome organic products (peptides, grape stem cells, antioxidants and plant extracts) to help improve skin tone and texture, brighten, and fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It was quite the amazing and relaxing treatment – I even fell asleep at the end!
After our spa services, Mal and I showered and got ourselves ready for lunch. We stopped by The Bistro & Wine Bar first for a cocktail and conversation. I ordered the “Garden Party,” which was cucumber-infused vodka with sage and lime.
It was refreshing and so tasty! The first sip immediately reminded me of summer! 🙂
After that, we were hungry for lunch, so we headed outside for lunch at the Garden Bar, which was absolutely gorgeous – it was literally out of the painting! The Garden Bar is surrounded by a live replica of Monet’s “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies.” The ponds and gardens offer such a relaxed and beautiful dining experience. Breathtaking, right? There’s even live music on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings!
The menu is fairly casual and features a raw bar and specialty pizzas. We were ALL about the cheese plate and ordered it as our appetizer – it did not disappoint!
For my entree, I ordered the garden salad with grilled salmon, and it was perfection. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the veggies and dressing were so fresh and flavorful.
And, of course, we couldn’t turn down dessert on such a special occasion, so we ordered the Flourless Chocolate Cake, which was served with fresh blueberries and ice cream. Two words: holy yum!
After lunch, we explored the area and snapped a few photos. Check out my handsome lunch date! 🙂
Ok, this photo of me is a little derpy, but shout out to the dress I’m wearing – I’ve owned it longer than Mal and I have been married! It’s just a cotton t-shirt dress, but gets a ton of wear – you can dress it up or wear it casual. I found this one at The Gap, which is very similar. My sunglasses are the LIVERMORE from Kohv and you can still save 10% with code carrotsncake. I love that so many of you guys have used the code and scored some sweet sunglasses this summer! 🙂
Love birds! 🙂
All in all, it was a wonderful 10 year wedding anniversary celebration! Here’s to many, many, many more years with the best person I know! Thank you, Mirbeau, for hosting us!