Four Seasons


A staycation is one of the best traditions we do before Christmas.  Since moving to LA, we’ve attended the Four Season’s Westlake “Let it Snow” event.  The kids talk about the Four Season’s all year.  When December rolled around again, we booked another night.  Making California look like Christmas is a challenge for us native Midwesterners, but the movie like snow, roasting s’mores, and Christmas cookies with Mrs. Clause makes us all a little home sick.  In a good way.  What topped it all, from the kids review, was the train ride with a big surprise at the end.  It was the Grinch and he was handing out candy canes.

After we had our fill of the Christmas festivities, we headed up to the room for some family time, which included room service and Star Wars.  We lounged on the couch, ate pizza and watched the movie in our robes.  It was some great quality time together.  It’s nice being away for a night and avoiding the Christmas clutter we had left behind at home.

We woke up early the next morning to enjoy the Four Season’s Character Breakfast.  The kids stayed in their pajamas, threw on their robes and we all headed down to breakfast.  Beauty and The Beast greeted us as we sat down.  We all filled our bellies with bacon, avocado toast and eggs while life size characters took selfies with us.  The kids were enthused!  Oh and did I mention they found the Elf on the Shelf!  That was a highlight as we checked out and headed home.

Thank you Four Season’s Westlake  for a lovely stay!

While heading to the Four Seasons Westlake for their 5th annual Let it Snow event, we did not know what to expect other than pictures with Santa and a train ride. Since moving from Chicago last December, this Christmas marks our first one sans family and the beginning of a new chapter and new traditions. And the Four Seasons is a great place to start. After checking in, a super friendly staff offered us champagne and cake pops before taking us up to our gorgeous suite. Because of our large family, we had a beautiful corner king suite with a pull out couch, king room, and foyer. (And yes, despite all that room, we still needed a bed rolled in for the littlest.) Probably my favorite part of our stay-cation at the Four Seasons Westlake Let it Snow event, besides the awesome breakfast burritos, was how much they catered to each child and made them feel so special. From stuffed animal Sven dolls stuffed into mini white robes, four brownie cakes delivered to our room with the words “welcome” written on them, and breakfast with the Disney characters (hello Charlie Brown and Elsa!) to the awesome kids buffet piled with teddy bears, strawberry milk and fresh waffles, all at the perfect kid height might I add, no detail was forgotten.  If we needed anything, their staff was alert and very friendly. While not all cities like Los Angeles are kid friendly (or cater to children, let alone four of them), Four Seasons Westlake exceeded our expectations. The kids response to our departure was, “Can we do this every weekend?”

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