It’s Day 3 of a week dedicated to summertime posts. Today we’re taking it outdoors…
Mr. B and I usually vacation during Fall, our favorite time of the year. The weather is milder with cooler temperatures and there are usually less crowds. However, a few years back I needed to squeeze in a relaxing vacation before taking on a new role (i.e. promotion) at my day job. My goal was to find a resort to just rest and relax knowing of the stress to come once I went back to work. It was August and not my favorite time of the year to travel. Plus, August is hot. I hate the heat. I really hate the heat. I flirted with many destinations but ended up booking a Kiva Suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Yes… Scottsdale…one of the hottest places during the summer.
I ended up specifically requesting Room 101, which turned into our home away from home for almost 2 full weeks. It turned out to be one of my favorite vacations and I think about going back often. August is approaching and don’t think that I haven’t thought about recreating that vacation…oh, how I wish! The stairs you see in the picture below lead directly to our room.
One of the many reasons I chose to book the Kiva Suite is because of the outdoor amenities, including our own private plunge pool and a large outdoor shower situated at the front of the suite directly off the main bathroom (seen below). The wooden enclosure provides added privacy and a great amount of detail that suits the architectural design of the resort.
Below: Details of our private outdoor shower.
This was the one and only time I experienced an outdoor shower. It felt a bit strange after being use to a traditional shower. But I did enjoy it and overall it was very freeing. On a couple of days I did have a problem with bees. Apparently the water, L’Occitane bath products or a combination of both were attracting bees which swarmed in my direction. Needless to say, creatures with stingers buzzing by my stark naked body was definitely cause for concern. However, the hotel graciously helped to quickly resolve the issue and I successfully managed to stay sting-free. Hallelujah!
I had a wonderful experience with an outdoor shower and for today I thought it would be fun to look at a few other outdoor shower designs. Here are just a few of my favorites from my Pinterest board. They are all unique in thier design…which is your favorite?