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Embrace Your Beauty

Summer is usually the season of vacationing, whether it be fun family road trips or romantic tropical getaways. This year has been a bit different, especially when it comes to our travel plans. I was looking forward to a family vacation to Cancun that had to be postponed. Even though we might not be able to travel to far off destinations, we can still look on the bright side because Missouri has a lot to offer when it comes to wonderful staycations!

If you’re looking for a small day trip, Hermann is only an hour drive from Jefferson City and has so much to offer during the summer months. Hermann is well known for its wineries, but it is also host to many outdoor live music festivities. Hermann's Wine and Jazz Fest features artists from all over Missouri. Local vendors set up for food and drinks in the outdoor amphitheater with plenty of space to be socially distant while relaxing with the family and listening to fun music.

Hermann's downtown area is full of beautiful stores, perfect for window shopping while taking a stroll around the town square. Make sure to stop off at Ricky’s Chocolate Box, Hermann’s delicious candy store, for some sweet treats for the ride home.

Staycation-ing in Missouri can also mean getting out into nature and away from the hustle and bustle. Echo Bluff State Park is located in Eminence and is one of my favorite places. The park sits right along the Current River which is part of the historic Osage Waterways. Echo Bluff offers amenities for any type of camper. From tent camping sites to beautiful cabins and lodges, anyone can create a little home away from home here. Around the park you will find playgrounds, river access for kayaking, swimming or fishing, gorgeous trails for hiking or biking, and even a restaurant in case you're too tired from all your daily activities to cook. Echo Bluff is really a place where you are able to take in all the beauty Missouri has to offer.

Maybe life has got you a little too busy right now for a day or weekend trip. Genesis can help with that! From June to July we are offering our very own Staycation Spa Package. This four hour experience includes a Himalayan Salt Glow Body Treatment, Hot Stone Massage, and our Signature Manicure and Pedicure. All of these services are infused with our Laminaria oil to create the most luxurious experience possible. With all the added stress that the past few months has brought, this treatment was designed for ultimate relaxation. We might not be able to bring you to the beach, but we will do our best to have you so relaxed and refreshed that you feel like you just went on that tropical vacation.

However you decide to spend your summer, I hope that you take time for the small things and look for the fun in the unexpected and the unplanned. Hope to see you soon!