#MyLuxuryRetreat at Hollywood Mid-Century Modern villa needed #NoFilter

I was so excited when I won the competition #CheersToWin ran by LuxuryRetreats.com, however I don’t think that I really understand how big the prize was, until i got to #MyLuxuryRetreat – Hollywood Mid-Century Modern villa.

I cheered and I won!

I cheered and I won!

Upon arrival, I got list of events happening in LA and and also different activities I can book from the local Concierge- Sean. I chose in home masseuse, private fitness trainer, Pilates trainer and also a concert with Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande.

Sean, LA LuxuryRetreats local concierge, Always smiling

Sean, LA LuxuryRetreats local concierge, Always smiling

When I arrived in LA, Sean sent a car to pick me up and take me to the villa. He was already there waiting for me when I arrived. Smiling, so I smiled back. He gave me quick but detailed tour of the house, making sure that I’m aware of everything the villa as to offer; from heating the jacuzzi and pool to where the extra sheets and towels are. When we got into the beautiful kitchen Sean surprised me with some healthy treats in the fridge. He smiled, I smiled back.

and this one is healthier cheers

and this one is healthier cheers thanks to Sean

The villa is in the perfect size a dream house should be. It has three bedrooms, three restrooms and two showers (+one bath in my room). The kitchen is fully equipped and there are two living rooms area to just chill and read, write or just watch TV. I was very surprised that everything looked like the pictures they had on the website. you normally think that it’s just for the shootings, but #MyLuxuryRetreat had no filter. all real.

My morning view. #NoFilter needed!

My morning view. #NoFilter needed!

I only had two hours to be in the villa, since I had to go to the big concert at Hollywood bowl. I took a quick shower, called über, and there I was. Having amazing seats seeing all the top singers on one stage singing just for me (almost). Ps Jennifer Lopez and Gwen Stefani gave guest stars appearance.

Taylor Swift really surprised me.

Taylor Swift really surprised me.

When the concert ended I head back to the villa to welcome my friends Alon, Or and Shirel who were chosen to join me to my stay. First thing we did was to get into the Jacuzzi with the complimentary wine we got from Luxuryretreats.com. We had lots to catch up and without even noticing it was already 4AM (well the Jacuzzi is so good, you just don’t want to get out).

Quality time with my friends

Quality time with my friends

Since I was still in jetlag I woke up 5 hours later, made myself quick healthy breakfast and got ready for my first in house activity- private training with Evan (evanayers85@gmail.com); I’ve asked for tough trainer and I got it. Evan was tough but did it with big smile and charm and even though I cursed him (I always do that when I suffer), he was very supportive and cheered me up; we started our session with running outside the villa, did the training at the parking lot and finished with some stretch ups inside the house.

working out these abs with Evan

working out these abs with Evan

It was very intense workout so you can imagine my face when I saw my next “guest” Amanda who owns a company of in mobile spa. Amanda started by explaining me about the treatment and also let me choose the oils I want (I hate lavender and elegiac to orange). We did the session in the shade by the pool and it was an amazing experience. Amanda’s touch was great and she could feel all the sore areas and take care of it. She also used cupping which I really liked (besides the signs I had on my back for three days). I really didn’t want Amanda to leave but after an hour we had to say good bye.

What an amazing massage I had by Amanda

What an amazing massage I had by Amanda

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There are some nice and interesting books in the villa.

I spent the rest of the day doing nothing just chilling with my friends by the pool, drinking some more wine and eating the healthy treats Sean gave us. In the evening we did the same thing as we did before the night before-  Jacuzzi, food, wine, jacuzzi and selfies. Lots of selfies.

It's all about the Selfies

It’s all about the Selfies

Always online- With Shirel and Alon

Always online- With Shirel and Alon

On my second morning I was even more energetic and made myself healthy breakfast…

I don't need more than that

I don’t need more than that

just before my Pilates session with Brieze. It’s been awhile since I did Pilates on mat (I only do reformers now), so I was excited to see how this will go.

Refresh my Pilates memories

Refresh my Pilates memories

Brieze was very professional and made sure I’m doing everything as I’m supposed to do, so no injuries and at the end of the session we ended up doing some poses together.

Ready for Pilates Hundred Exercise

Ready for Pilates Hundred Exercise

When Brieze left, Rashida came. Rashida is another masseur working in Amanda’s in home massage company. I have to admit that at first I wasn’t that impressed by her because she’s very spiritual person and her massage also have spiritual aspects in it (holding stones for example), however after few minutes I could really feel her warm hands and energy and the massage she gave me was great too.

More spiritual massage by Rashida

More spiritual massage by Rashida

When Rashida left I spent some more time by the pool, waiting for my friends to come back from breakfast outside. Later on that day, I went with Alon to see the sun setting on one of the hills. This was beautiful. After that, you know what we did… Back to the house enjoying the facilities.

Enjoying the sunset with Alon

Enjoying the sunset with Alon

The only thing I regretted not booking was Private in-home celebrity chef which could also be amazing experience…

but i got myself the new Ipad Air2 and new Knomo bag

but i got myself the new Ipad Air2 and new Knomo bag

#MyLuxuryRetreat couldn’t been better than what it was; Starting with the vip service I got from LuxuryRetreats.com to the warm service I got from the external providers and to the amazing villa which had everything you can think, wish or want to have in house.

We really didn't want to leave...

We really didn’t want to leave…

I will soon post my video diary of #MyLuxuryRetreat, but because you are so nice and read till the end, here’s a sneak peak into what you are going to see there-

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