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Each tin is filled with little round cards that will have you, as the little tins boast, "talking, laughing, connecting." The questions, such as "What do you prefer? A $1,000 shopping spree or jewelry designed by your husband?" will have the gals chatting for hours.
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There you will find the Carriage House, home of the Kohler Waters Spa, and the American Club, the main inn at Destination Kohler. Although Kohler is known for its world-class golfing, one of the biggest draws to Destination Kohler is its spa and signature bathing treatment, the H2O Experience, $95, $115 on Saturdays.
The 50-minute treatment begins with a scalp and shoulder aromatherapy massage while your feet soak in a copper vessel topped with soft rose petals. After an exfoliating massage and shower under six different heads, a 20-minute soak in the River Bath engulfs you in two simulated gentle river currents. Other spa services include the Highland Fling, $140, $160 on Saturday, an invigorating treatment involving a Vichy shower while warm water is thrown over your body.
If you’ve had enough lounging around, take a stroll down the road for a little shopping therapy at the Shops at Woodlake. The chic maternity and baby boutique With Child has plenty of fabulous finds. There is also a whimsical toy store, The Nursery Window Ltd., featuring classic wood toys, a doll adoption center and a castle filled with dress-up costumes. End the day with a delicious Italian dinner and a glass of wine at Cucina.
If Wisconsin is too far from home, visit the Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge.
Today, Hutchison works with partners who travel around the globe working with organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, Rwanda, Cambodia and Bali. Her signature Bali line includes bags named Night and Sand, made from bamboo. The Coconut collection is made of squared pieces of the tropical fruit. The line from Honduras is made from recycled potato chip bags.
Bags range from $25-$120 and are available at www.fiveaccessories.com.
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