Wednesday, May 16, 2007

splish splash

On Sunday afternoon, Rich wasn't feeling well. I decided to leave him in the room to rest and ventured out on my own around Carmel, the cutest little town there ever, ever was. The most colorful of all the stores (they wouldn't let me photograph it, sorry!) was Lush. You'd never know it from their website but it really is a cute store.

They serve up what they call "Bath Cocktails"...all bath products designed for single-use. A bath bomb here, a lotion bar here, a bubble bar there...and $15 later you have what they promise to be an unforgettable bath experience.

I carry my parcel back to the hotel, fill the jet bath with water and climb in. I add my bath cocktail ingredients, one at a time, turn on the jets and within seconds...



this is what happened!

That's me STANDING UP (I'm 5'9") in the bathtub! Talk about a Lucy and Ethel moment! All I could do was laugh and laugh and laugh. The jets don't turn off until you unplug the tub so I had to hold my breath and go under.

I told the front desk what happened, just in case the bubble experience had any result other than a squeaky clean Amy and a squeaky clean bathroom. Rich didn't think I should share this photograph on the blog...but tell me, how I could I tell this story without a picture to prove it???

Oh, I did ask the people at Lush if I could use the products in a jet bath. "Oh sure!" was the answer. I think I need to show them this picture.

I'm happily back home, still squeaking from cleanliness. I have a million and one things to do but I am so happy. So happy. What a wonderful trip away that was! It was heaven. And I didn't even know how badly I needed it.

54 comments:

Rue said...

Amy Glad you had a picture, it sure gave me a good giggle.

Jan said...

Amy, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time! I'm happy to hear that your trip was everything you had hoped for.

DivaDeb said...

Only YOU, Miss Amy, could get away with a photo of you in the bath and not have it flagged as 'objectionable content'!!! You crack me up!

natalie said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious!! A picture really is worth a thousand words!!! Glad you had a wonderful trip.

I took your recommendation and stopped in at Timeless Treasures last Sat when I was in SFO.....Yea a new one for my list of fun stores!! I put a pic of it on my blog too.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

Oh Amy!!! Love this post so much!! I have never been in a Lush store but Kurt always cruises by the one in the airport in Orlando when he's traveling to keep me stocked up! I know it's available by mail but there's something so much more fun about a bag of goodies--picked by my sweet hubby! You know there is a Lush store in DC--maybe we should round up a group of fun friends and have a field trip!! Welcome home!! xo-Mel

pinkdoginc said...

Thanks for all the pictures of your trip! Makes me want to go back soon! And I absolutely loved the picture in the bath...how fun!!

teresa said...

Oh you cutie!!! That is hil-arious!! Too funny!!! Makes me laugh, too!! Sounds like your trip was a fab one.

jennicakes said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun!! I didn't know the Carmel store sold bath cocktails! Which one did you buy?

Barbara H. said...

Oh, how funny!! I imagine it took forever to rinse off.

They were right -- you did have an "unforgettable bath experience." :)

ACottageIndustry said...

Toooooo cute Amy! I am picturing the panic setting in as the suds rise..and rise...and rise... hilarious!

SLo1829499 said...

Oh Amy how hysterical. I am so glad you had a good time on your trip. Welcome home.
Shana

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh my, that is hilarious.

tiff said...

Amy, I have never commented on your blog before despite being a daily visitor. But I was really compelled to drop you a line today!! I laughed and laughed as your photo revealed just what an amazing bath experience you had. My hubby is not at all interested in the blogs I visit but he thought your post today was priceless :-)
You must have been bubbling over with delight! Thanks for sharing!

Tiff

clairesmama said...

that picture reminds of a similar one i have of myself when i was a kid at my grandmas house. she let me put my own bubble bath into her jetted tub and i was completely lost in bubbles! so fun! thanks for sharing your fun vacation pics.

PresentPast Collection said...

Sooo funny! And believe me I understand. Bubbles and jets don't mix! Spoken from experience!

Jen B said...

Hello Amy--this photo has brought me out of lurkdom! Soooo funny! Absolutely you had to post that: ) I enjoy reading your blog so much and particularly your photos from this trip. thanks for the inspiration (and the laughs)!

Aunt T said...

Amy - your post just cracks me up. What a great story! Yes you should share your story and picture with the people at Lush.

Teresa

Bev said...

Very fun photo..thanks for sharing...I can just imagine the experience...:):):)

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh gosh Amy, you crack me up sometimes! You make my days happy, that's for sure!
I'm so glad you had a nice time.
Welcome Home!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness...that is so funny! lol I think it's a cute picture. lol Thanks for making me laugh!

stephanie t. said...

THAT was the funniest ever!! GREAT pic Amy!! So glad you enjoyed your trip and our pretty coast didn't disappoint...REally enjoyed your postings along the way!
Our middle daughter's big 1-0 is in July. We've promised a trip to Carmel to get her ears pierced,an outrageous dessert, a sidetrip to Lush and the Aquarium on the way back...Can't beat it!!

ps
if you get a wild craving for SF sourdough...just yell and I'll be glad to FedEx a few loaves :)

Heidi said...

That is too funny. And I"m glad you're brave enough to show the picture!

vegasandvenice said...

Oh I adore Lush and this picture is too funny!! You should DEFINITELY send it to them! He He.

Hugs!

Kim (OJ&Co said...

I'm rolling!! That photo is the greatest thing I've seen in a long while! Too cute you are, surrounded by bajillions of bubbles. Love it!!

Saucy said...

I can only imagine that a holiday with you, dear Amy, would certainly be full of bubbly cheer. Obviously so. We have Lush boutiques all over Canada, as they are from Great Britain, I think... anyway, they do smell great, and aren't the stores coool? The blackboards and the sliced soap especially. Hugs!

Diane said...

That must be a record for bubbles. Lucky the shower/bathtub had glass doors. Way TOOO funny. Glad your vacation was wonderful. I checked and there is a LUSH store here in Dallas. I'll have to go check it out.

Amber said...

Yes - we LOVE LUSH!! But we have had the same experience in our whirlpool bath only it just spills out the sides of the tub - It lasts longer (and not as many bubbles) if you just use just a portion (like 1/4) of the bubble bar....but I love that store! At least you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

Super Cool Picture!!! Hilarious!!

linda said...

OMGosh.... what a riot!!! definitely a lucy/ethel moment for this day and age... LOL

Kim said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That is hilarious. I'm so glad that you had Rich take a photo. That is classic.

Diane Duda said...

This is so funny! So glad you decided to share the photo. :)

lucinda said...

Share it heck I'd frame that picture. That is hysterical! I bet you could't stop laughing.

Anonymous said...

You are too funny ! Thanks for sharing the pics of your wonderful vacation :)
Aimee

cruststation said...

Absolutely hilarious, what a cute picture, thanks for sharing! Glad you had a fantastic holiday.

Natasha Burns said...

Oh I am laughing so hard right now! That's so funny! Lush make the yummiest stuff but LOL looks like it's not for the jets...!!!! THanks for putting a smile on my face!
Natasha

creativity in progress said...

LOL...one of the funniest pictures I've seen. Thanks for the laughs.
Blanca

Christen said...

this might be the best picture of all time.

sweetfigs said...

You got your money's worth @ Lush. Too funny!

jennifer Paganellli said...

Love this amy we haven't met I don't think but everyone we know knows each other...fabulous blog....but this takes the cake...we love lush and if we had jets we'd go for this Lush might have a side business they want to develop....thanks so much good to meet you Jennifer Paganelli

Mary Jane said...

This is my first response to a blog I've read and I must say I just had to thank you for the chuckle. You look like you had a wonderful time with the bubbles. Your pic really cheered me up. Thanks. By the way, I love your blog.

Shawn said...

Oh my gosh I'm dying here. ROFL That is one of the most hilarious things I've ever seen. I can totally imagine how utterly laughable it must've been. You had to think it was some sort of bizarre dream. LOL Too funny! And yeah, the photo was definitely necessary for the story. :)

waisze said...

Oh my that is so hilarious!!!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

What a hoot! Yep, I'd never have believed it if I hadn't seen the picture!

lauradodson said...

ROFLOL. I am totally cracking up in the house all by myself. Thanks for the hearty, rather loud outburst.

Doojie said...

It looks like a perfectly reasonable bubble bath for Amy Powers of Inspire Company! I would expect nothing less of you, Lucy and Ethel, absolutely. Thanks for sharing but where are the photos of you and Doris? Don't tell me...

Sharon said...

Oh, Amy, that is hilarious! Glad you had such a wonderful trip; thanks for sharing with us.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Amy,

I was just lamenting my desire to go back to CARMEL on my blog today!!

I am so glad that you had a wonderful time. (how could you not!) I am enjoying your blog, thanks for the thrill of Carmel, the memories of Los Lobos, and the great picture of you in bubbles!!
Lidy
frenchgardenhouse

heidi said...

amy - great trip, thanks for sharing. i've always wanted to go to carmel, next time i'm in cali i'll have to make a stop.

too funny about the bubbles - that actually happened to my kids when they were little and we had a portable jaccuzi thingie that hooked on the side of the tub...i turned my back for one minute then heard "mom, where are you!"

Sadie Olive said...

too funny! I love all your trip photos. The blue ocean looks amazing!

Lynn said...

Ok I was sent over here from another blogger and OMG what a good laugh I got!!! I'm SO glad you posted this picture, it gives the story the full punch it needed. Thanks for the laugh!!

Ladybug said...

This is hilarious!! I can relate because this has happened to me before! I was laughing so hard I could not turn off the jets! It was unbelievable the amount of suds and how fast they multiplied! LOL Glad you had such a good time! :)

Karin (creativechaos) said...

I just had to delurk to say that is the cutest....funniest picture ever!!! Priceless....

Magenta said...

Wow!!! I love LUSH!! That looked like fun. :o)

Kendra said...

I'm surprised the SA didn't tell you that you should only use a pinch of the bubble bar instead of the same size you'd use in a standard tub! I work for Lush and we've had several people come in and tell us that they ended-up having quite a bubble extravaganza, but I've never seen anything like this!