Well, it’s been 2 weeks since our last post. No we didn’t fall off the face of the Earth. I just had to get through a very big event and the Beer Guy, sweetheart that he is, was there helping me every step of the way. Well…maybe not EVERY step of the way, but in his defense, I did walk 60 miles last weekend!
“Why?” you may ask. I participated in my first Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Walk in Atlanta. It was an exhausting, but exhilarating event that I will most certainly do again. During the walk these were my accommodations
I mean, if a girl’s gotta camp, it really SHOULD be in a pink tent, right?
I survived my first EVER camping experience and I have to admit, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. However, I did have a place to take a hot shower and brush my teeth, didn’t have meals that came out of a can or had been previously freeze-dried, and my pink tent was not pitched in the woods. So…I maintain than I will not be going on any camping trips anytime soon as I understand that these amenities are not typical of camping trips.
You see, I’m what the BG likes to call a “Fancy Nancy.” (We have nieces who love those books.) “Who is Fancy Nancy,” you ask? Well, according to Wikipedia
Fancy Nancy is a wild, young girl with a larger than life personality, who adores all things fancy. She always dresses extravagantly, wearing boas, tutus, ruby slippers, fairy wings, and fuzzy slippers. Nancy loves using big fancy words such as “iridescent”, “ecstatic”, and “extraordinary” and anything in French”
Ok…there may be some similarities. Knowing that with the 3-Day Walk I would spend 3 straight days walking, two nights camping, using port-a-potties, and showering in a mobile shower unit, long before the walk ever started I made arrangements for our post-walk evening in Atlanta. I decided that after all that hard work I deserved something fancy! And I did…I REALLY DID!
Enter The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta.
It is an ultra-modern boutique hotel owned by the Starwood Hotel group which also owns Westin. I don’t know what the W stands for. Maybe the hotel is just too cool for a whole word for a name. Whatever it stands for I LOVED it! This was our room
Superb, no? Oh, and THIS was the view from the fourth wall of our room which was a floor to ceiling window!
We were on the 15th floor. Downstairs there was a VERY sleek and modern indoor/outdoor bar. Sadly, I was tired enough that shots of this fabulous bar escaped my camera. The BG did manage to get a couple shots of me while we were there.
It is a testament to just how tired I was that I didn’t care at all how out of place I looked dressed like that amongst all the hip and trendy bar patrons. While there we split an appetizer of sliders
and I had a Black Raspberry Martini.
I needed a pink drink to commemorate the weekend’s festivities. We later had dinner at a cool restaurant around the corner called Tap. BG’s going to be telling you all about that one soon. Our dinner there was delicious, but I was so tired I could barely hold my eyes open long enough to finish it. Needless so say, I slept HARD in that sleek and modern bed I showed you.
The next morning, I had a 75 min massage and a mani/pedi lined up at The W’s Bliss Spa located on its bottom level. Once again I was too tired and zombie like to bother getting any pics. But I tell you what, those spa treatments were just what the doctor ordered!
The bottom line is, that The W Hotel was a gorgeous luxury hotel with great service situated in what appeared to be a funky and eclectic neighborhood in Atlanta. My only regret is being too tired to really explore either. The BG and I have agreed, we will most certainly be returning to The W Hotel in Midtown Atlanta at our first opportunity!