My Mom and I took a quick trip down to Carmel, CA for a relaxing Mother/Daughter vacation. We spent the day at Refuge Spa (Refuge’s website) and then had dinner at Il Fornaio at their Carmel by the Sea location. My Mom and I don’t get to spend as much time as we like together (busy schedules) but this was a great way of making time for each other. Refuge was an interesting spa that has hydro thermal spa methods available (sauna, then cold water, then relax by a fire, then end the cycle in a hot tub). This was our first time trying this spa method and it was really relaxing and refreshing. It was great to have time to reconnect with my mom and I definitely want to hit up Refuge again.