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Maid of Honour #Win: 5 Bachelorette Getaway Ideas

Bond with your BFFs and get some much-needed rest before you walk down the aisle, whether for a night, a weekend, or a week-long affair

(PHOTO: The Lodge at Glendorn) bachelorette ideas

(Photo: The Lodge at Glendorn)

Bradford, PA: Kick Back with Your Girls

This small town is home to the understated, but luxe, Lodge at Glendornperfect for the bride who wants to relax and rejuvenate. Located only a few hours outside of Toronto, this idyllic low-key lodge vacation is the perfect getaway for the bridal party that’s happy to kick back low-key styles.

What to do: Activities include private yoga classes,  guided tours of the estate’s 1500 acres, horseback riding, cooking classes and more. Try the DIY spa experience where guests ‘cook’ up their own ingredientsthink berries and lavenderto make individual scrubs as guided by the Spa “Chef.”

(Photo: Facebook/Four Seasons Hotel Los Angles Beverly Hills)

(Photo: Facebook/Four Seasons Hotel Los Angles at Beverly Hills)

Los Angeles: Put the Party in Bachelorette Party

Palm trees, surf, sand and endless days of sun is what beckons gals to the west coast. And if you’re looking into mixing perfect weather, culture and pampering for your bachelorette, what better town to get the party started than the City of Angels. The stunning Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills offers an expert concierge team that can arrange practically anything for your weekend away from a private tour of Rodeo Drive with your own personal shopper, to VIP tickets to movie studios and shows, to attentive pampering at their chic spa. Want to hit the town? No problem. Their team will even arrange for you to dance the night away at some of the best clubs in the city. But before you do, be sure to stop spend the day at poolside at one of their VIP cabanas for some fuel and bubbly. Their new menu offer vegan and gluten-free options. It is after all, L.A.

Where to eat: Culina, the signature Four Seasons restaurant features a sexy outdoor fireplace. Celeb gossip? Kim Kardashian had her last birthday party here.

Where to have fun: Chateau Marmont for some celeb sighting while sipping a glass of bubbly.

(Photo: Facebook/Viceroy Riviera Maya)

(Photo: Facebook/Viceroy Riviera Maya)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Unwind with Yoga and Genuine Margaritas

Craving some unspoiled beaches, hot sun and plenty of fresh margaritas? The Viceroy, Riviera Maya your best answer. Hidden in the small village of Playa Xcalacoco, this 41-villa resort is the ultimate seaside refuge in the jungle. Here you can indulge in daily ocean front yoga, traditional Mayan rituals at their spa (such as the Tzolkin massage to prepare the body for new beginnings), jungle tours, sky diving, sailing and snorkeling. You and your closest will be so relaxed by the time your weekend is done, you’ll wonder why you were stressed out in the first place.

Where to eat:  Feast on a tequila and ceviche tasting in the Library lounge.

Where to have fun: Get a chauffeured drive into town (about 20 minutes away) to dance at one of Playa del Carmen’s seaside beach clubs.



Palm Springs, CA: The Indulgent Spa Holiday

The Parker Palm Springs, concealed behind tall white walls and tangerine doors, is as eccentric as it is warm. From the overflowing hot pink bougainvillea just waiting for an Insta snap (#nofilter) to the lobby bar where guests can cook s’mores (for real!), truly anything goes. Designed by Jonathan Adler, it’s luxurious without being stuffy. And the customer service is incredible. The concierge will help set up a bespoke girl’s weekend, complete with a camp counselor, just ask!

Where to shop: The Backstreet Arts District, which boasts works from up and coming photographers, sculptures and painters is mere steps from the Parker.

Where to have fun: The dark room at the Parker spa (cheekily called the Palm Spring Yacht Club) is dripping in candlelight and houses tubs of ice packs to refresh your eyes. Perfect for the day after a night of over-indulgence.



South Beach, Miami, Florida: Where the Sun Always Shines

South Beach has been supplying the heat to rowdy bachelor/ette weekends away for decades. Yes, the silicone set can often be seen sun-worshipping on Miami’s white sandy beaches (talk about great people-watching!), but there’s also an understated luxe vibe to Miami. At the Soho Beach House, dramatic Art Deco meets old-style Cuba. This ultra cool club is for private members only, but as a hotel guest you get a hall pass to enjoy all of its first-rate privileges.

Where to eat: Dine under the prettiest twinkling white lights and trees at Cecconi’s. Their glamourous ‘30s bar offers the Pincante de la Casa (a spicy take on the margarita) that will help fuel the fire for a long night out.

Where to have fun: Dance the night away at Basement in the new brand new Miami Beach Edition hotel designed by Ian Schrager (who co-founded Studio 54).

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