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ST. LOUIS
        Day at the Pool-Four Seasons

In this last year I've come to love having the occasional special brunch at Cielo in the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis. The new brunch buffet is amazing and you can read all about it in my article I wrote for Feast Magazine. They have a raw bar, smoothies, hot entrees...and most importantly a donut station. You read that right. A DONUT STATION.

So when I was looking for a place to book a massage, a special small treat to use my tax returns on, I thought that the Four Seasons would be the perfect place. I've seen plenty of posts from others in the area that use the spa regularly and wanted to give it a try. And conveniently there was an amazing groupon available. I booked the appointment and went after work one Monday. I spent the first half hour drinking flavored water, sitting in the sauna, and taking in the incredible view of the river. Then for my massage. Which was perfect and just what I needed after a crazy event season. I then followed up my time in the whirlpool, sauna, and just enjoying myself. I spent 3 hours there that night. And I regret none of it. I will for sure be coming back to the spa as soon as possible. Also, I really recommend going solo. It was reenergizing and so peaceful. 

After my spa day, and all my crazy obsessed postings, I was approached by the Four Seasons to enjoy a day at the pool and dinner. Seriously? How could I say no? I didn't, don't worry. We arrived at the rooftop pool in the early afternoon because we decided to work that morning (silly). However, with this package you can come in the morning and stay all day/evening. Totally recommend that and hope to spend even more time next visit. Coconut water was brought to our cabana (cabanas seriously saved us from the boiling sun, they cost extra, but are super worth it). We spent the afternoon lounging, snacking, swimming, and pretending like we were on a real vacation. Towels and loungers are provided to the guests. As well as infused waters, sunscreen, pool noodles, etc. The pool was filled with families, gal groups celebrating bachelorette parties, and couples on vacay or staycation (like us). 

 

Around dinner time we were served a three course meal featuring a seafood tower, roasted branzino, steak, and of course, gelato. All three courses were spectacular, but that branzino was the prettiest dish. And tasted as good as it looks. We spent the rest of the evening hanging out in the hot tub, listening to music, looking over the city and the arch. We were probably the last ones in the pool and no one judged us for that. 

This is seriously one of my favorite memories this summer and hope that some of you will make it out to the rooftop pool. If you have questions about our experience, feel free to contact me! Or if you want to book your stay at the pool do so here!