Hi guys! How’s the week treating you?

I wanted to share with you some photos of a little staycation I had with the BF this past weekend. We drove to Naperville to enjoy the Arista Spa & Salon and stayed one night at Hotel Arista. Sometimes getting away from the city and doing things out of the ordinary are necessary, that’s why I couldn’t say no when they invited me to check out their services and installations. Here’s what we did:

We arrived at the Spa at 4 pm for our appointment. We got pampered to an incredible couples massage service that lasted an hour and a half and it was heaven. We both needed it because just the day before we both went back to the tennis courts after a while, and let me just say that my body knows I’m about to turn 30! LOL

The Arista Spa & Salon is a full service facility and it’s beautiful. The staff was amazing and the attention was just over the top. They offer from mani/pedis, to hair and makeup and have full spa services with incredible amenities.

Here are some pics of the Spa & Salon: (For more info on their services, check out their website)

After changing into our robes we chilled for a little bit and had a snack in their relaxation area. Let me tell you something, I need one of those chairs at home!

After a few minutes we entered to the couples suite to receive our treatment. It’s called the Signature healing, couples connection and it was so good guys! First we got into the traditional stone soaking tubs for 20 mins while sipping on champagne and then we received a 60 minute massage. Let’s just say that we didn’t want to leave!

Just take a look at this room! (Blinds were closed during the treatment. I just opened them for good lighting while taking the photos) 😉

What do you guys think so far?

After our massage we went to our locker rooms and enjoyed the amenities for a little longer because we honestly didn’t want to leave, but we had to because we had dinner reservations at 7.30 and they were waiting for us at Hotel Arista, which was next door.

Our room was a beautiful suite and it was filled with details to make us feel right at home. They pampered us with sweet treats and champagne and they even framed a photo of me and little Toto, who sadly missed the trip (even though the Hotel is animal friendly). He’s not the best behaved dog hahaha and I didn’t want to bring him so he could make a mess all over our room!

After chilling in our room for a little bit, we went downstairs to eat at the Sugartoad restaurant. Same place where we had breakfast the next morning. The food did not disappoint. I’m still thinking of that Creme Brûlée we had for dessert and the French Toasts! OMG, so good!!

Here’s how our dinner looked like:

And here’s how our breakfast looked like:

So, what do you guys think? Definitely recommend it if you want a little getaway for the weekend!

Thank you so much Hotel Arista, Arista Spa & Salon and Sugar Toad Restaurant for the great service and for inviting us to check out your installations and services. Check out their website for reservations and more info.

Thank you so much for stopping by and following along!

Much love!


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  • Dom

    Hello my friend. First of all, I’m so happy you got some time to yourself to go and relax. This whole post makes me wish I was on vacation. It looks like you had an amazing relaxing time. I love the shots you took, and the hotel looks amazing. Also, that food looks amazing as well!
    Thanks for sharing your awesome experience with us.
    Love, Dom

  • Rachel Holliday

    There’s nothing better than a relaxing staycation! I thought that the spa couldn’t get any better until you sad that you got champagne too. Plus, the hotel room and food looks beautiful too 🙂

    Rachel xx

  • Brown Eyed Toast

    This sounds like perfect weekend getaway! Every corner of the Arista spa looked so dreamy, luxurious, and romantic! And you two are so lucky to enjoy a couple’s massage together. The 20 min soak at first sounds like the perfect way to unwind and get ready for a relaxing massage. And what a feast after such an amazing spa experience! The Arista property truly pampered you! And I’m just drooling over your photos at Sugartoad. Everything looks so good! I definitely want to visit now, and will make sure to bookmark this page to refer to in the future 😉 Thanks for sharing such a detailed and comprehensive review of your stay! So helpful!!

    xo Soo |

  • Darlene

    The spa and the hotel look so pretty and clean and I’m eyeing the french breakfast! It looks so yum and heavenly. I bet the couple massage was amazing!


  • Tandya

    Thank you for sharing! Your experience sounds amazing! That couples suite looks to die for! I know you and your boyfriend had a great time! I am a huge foodie and the food at Arista looks amazing! I really love how they had a picture of you with your puppy. The perfect personal touch.

  • Manda

    I cannot believe you are almost 30! I seriously thought you were at the most 21! What is your skin secret?! Anyways, this hotel is absolutely magnificent! When it comes to spas I’m SO picky! I’m all about the atmosphere and Hotel Arista definitely delivered in ambience! What a beautiful and tranquil place to relax! The stones and couples massage sounds so wonderful right about now! My anniversary is coming up and a couples spa day sounds like a perfect idea! Must visit here!

    Manda |

  • Maryam

    This place looks like a great relaxing destination. I completely agree with you, getting away from the city and doing something out of the ordinary is so important. Taking a break and recharging is essential specially when it includes a nice spa like this. Also, the food looks so yummy. I’m glad you enjoyed your time.

    xo, Maryam

  • Eva

    I loved everything you showed both the spa that the hotel and all the food looks very healthy and full of vegetables and fruits. The best thing that can be weight Now at this time I would love to receive a massage treatment. This place is a really lovely.

  • Eliza

    Totally agree with you – getting away from the city and doing things out of the ordinary is a must-have sometimes. And spending a day in a SPA salon is definitely a great choice. This couple treatment sounds amazing, I would love to try something like this. I bet you had a great time there!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  • Michelle

    What a perfect getaway! The spa looks so light and airy – a massage sounds divine. And the rooms look gorgeous. I’m literally drooling over all that yummy food right now! Can you tell I need a getaway right about now?

  • Jessica

    This place looks divine! I definitely could use a little staycation “away.” I’m definitely inspired for some much needed R&R.

    xo, Jessica

  • Aurela lacaj

    What a beautiful hotel and spa, looks so luxurious. You both got pampered on your staycation. The food looks so good too, Glad you had a great experience, this gives me an idea to have gateway in my own city with my love. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures !
    Aurela xoxo

  • Jacqueline

    This seriously sounds so amazing. I’ve never actually been to a spa. I know shocker! I’ve been wanting to for so long to relax and get pampered. This looks like the perfect place to do both! So glad you got the ultimate experience,

  • Lani

    This is the perfect little romantic getaway for you guys. I think its so hilarious and cute they framed a picture of you and your dog! lol The spa treatments sounded luxurious (and lets not even get started on those gorgeous soaker tubs) Now you’ve got me looking into weekend escapes for my bf and I! Nothing better than a nice dinner after spending all day at the spa together.
    xo Lani |

  • shalini

    Glad you had a relaxing getaway. Sometimes its much needed. I love the fact the rooms are so spacious and a beautiful big tub always is a plus for me in my bathroom with that tub in the hotel room. The food looks delicious especially the breakfast and to know the service was as good as the hotel makes me want to go more. Thanks for sharing these pics of your wonderful stay! xo shalini

  • Open Kloset

    Hey Beautiful,
    Ohhh Love Spa Treatments, especially if it’s with my Hubby:)
    We had just Yesterday a couple Healing and Massage Therapy Treatment:)
    The Hotel Arista Looked Beautiful and I was drooling while I was watching the Food Photos:)
    Yummmmm:) Heaven:)
    Would Love to Visit Hotel Arista for sure:)
    Love Kisses
    Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Tuesday

  • Diana

    I would love to get some SPA treatment following up with delicious food and a wonderful getaway with my husband. This place looks really wonderful.

  • Sarah

    Such an amazing weekend getaway, the Arista Hotel and Spa looks so luxurious and relaxing. It’s always so nice to take a break, away from the city. And the best staycations are the ones that involve some pampering :). Your Hotel room looked so amazing too, I love how they personalised your experience with the framed photo of you and your dog, such a sweet gesture. All of the food looks so delicious too, Such a fabulous getaway, I am sure you both feel rejuvenated :).


  • Maggie

    What an awesome little getaway. Hotel Arista certainly did an amazing job by personalizing your stay especially with that framed picture of you and your cute little doggy. The spa looked so relaxing! That’s something I always look forward for staycations and getaways. Nothing beats it.

    The food looked so amazing. You photographed everything so well too! Sometimes I feel like hotel food can be gimmicky, but Hotel Arista looked so pleasant and appealing. I definitely want to check this place out.

    Maggie S.

  • Kirsten Wendlandt

    Wow it sounds like it was such a fun staycation for you!! The hotel looks absolutely beautiful and the food looks unreal! I’m sure you guys felt so relaxed after your pampering session. So jealous of your lovely staycation!

  • Jessie

    I love pampering trips! It has been a while since i’ve had one >,<

    OMG That bathtub is so cool! I would totally love to jump in and have a relaxing bath in it!

    xx, Jessie

  • Claudia

    You guys got totally spoiled, what an amazing experience!! Everything looks impeccable, I’ll definitely check out the hotel, thanks for sharing! xx C.

  • Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

    Oh my goodness!! You had me at couples’ massage ! My husband and I have been looking for different ideas of things to do and places to go and this sounds so perfect! So luxurious and delightful!

  • Sheree

    What a beautiful hotel and spa! I love to be pampered, even a weekend getaway at a local hotel can really recharge you. Looks like the couple’s spa treatment and massage is the perfect option to have. Everything at Hotel Arista looked amazing, especially the stand alone tub, so inviting and soothing.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Gina Diaz

    What a nice hotel to go on a getaway! it looks so cozy and comfortable. How exciting is to do a massage with your significant other. I wish I could do that myself one day! I’m sure that you really enjoyed your time there, all pictures are so amazing!!

    Happy weekend!! xx.


  • kasztanowydomek

    Beautiful place! Great food!
    Happy weekend! 🙂


  • Christine Kong

    What a beautiful hotel and experience. The couples massage and baths sound so relaxing and perfect for a getaway and great quality time together. The lounge chairs in the spa waiting room so sound so plush and relaxing too. I am glad you had a chance to relax after playing tennis! The food looks so delicious and I also love the presentation. The hotel suite is so spacious and that bathroom is enormous! What a treat. I will definitely check out the hotel if I am ever in the area. xoxo, Christine

  • vanessa

    What a gorgeous hotel. The Arista Spa & Salon looks totally relaxing and its decoration is so beautiful. I’m pretty sure that you had a wonderful time pampering yourself in such a lovely spot. Love massages!
    I would definitely visit this Hotel. Thanks for sharing the food, it looks so tasty.

    Have a nice weekend!


  • Andreea Birsan

    It feels so nice to get pampered on your getaway! Nothing can beat that and I might need one of those chairs at home as well! They look extremely cozy, would love sipping some tea and reading a good book while sitting on it :). Besides that, the hotel seems very nice and welcoming. Have a nice weekend! xx


  • Deborah

    Omg that hotel ans spa look amazing! The decoration is gorgeous and that food! So yummy! It must have been a lovely experience. <3

  • Thomas Falkenstedt

    Haha, so those hours in the tennis courts really got to you huh? That spa looked beautiful and ever so relaxing! I really love the idea of a couples massage as I’ve never had one. I suppose I have to find that significant other to be able to do that, haha. The restaurant looked amazing as did your room! How cute isn’t the fact that they framed in a picture of you and your dog? And also, the bathroom was like the largest one I’ve seen in a hotel. So spacious! Thanks for sharing your lovely getaway at Hotel Arista and Arista Spa!

  • Soraya

    Madre mía que pedazo de hotel, que bonita decoración y que pinta tenía la comida.

    Hoy toca un Look BBC

  • VALE

    You chose the most luxurious place for some relax and self-pampering ! I could use a few days there right now ! Baci, Valeria – Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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