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Coming Home: Decompressing after A Trip

Home: My Room with A View

Home: My Room with A View

The past three days have been about self-indulgence for me. As a law student and moot court member, I travel to compete at a few competitions a year. The most recent one was held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Our team was excited because Orlando is only a few hours away. The resort was beautiful and loaded with amenities. The room was ok but clean and good enough for a two-night stay. My favorite thing was to sit outside by the fireplace. Yes, fireplace in the summer. The AC was working on over-drive, and with the doors all open, we enjoyed a wonderful breeze without being cold all day and night.

The food and drinks were both EXCELLENT! Look here:

On the left are the Mediterranean Platter along with their version of a Whiskey Sour called Sour Bulleit, and a Cosmo. On the right are the Charcuterie Board and a Martini. I have to say, for a lobby bar, this was quite a satisfying set up. My friends and I hung out here for six hours straight until the lights went up at 2am. Nobody bothered us and the server Candy was the nicest. If any of you ever visits this spot, make sure to tip her well.


As much fun as it was, I am so happy to be home in my bed. The first thing I did was to take a long long bath in a dark dark room. Sounds dramatic, yes it felt that way to relieve all the stress of traveling. After all the drinking and eating between competing, my body was swelling and my face got very puffy. A hot bath, followed by a cold shower, really improved circulation to my extremities. That soreness you get from walking in heels or sitting for an extended period of time? Take a hot bath + cold shower.

As far as my face is concerned, I rely on the Body Shop's purifying charcoal mask. Check it out here. Sit back, relax, then all my worries go away momentarily. 

Don't forget to always drink tons of water as well. Tea is even better! Then the last thing, really, is to doze off to an alarm-less sleep.