As a mom of two very small, and still very needy children and a teacher of a classroom full of 4 year olds, I need a vacation. Up until this school year, I have worked at a year round preschool so it’s been 11 years since I’ve had a summer break. We haven’t taken a vacation for the past 2 year due to Savannah’s birth. The first year because I was very pregnant, the 2nd because I’d used all my days on my maternity leave. I’m so excited to have a vacation planned for the summer, but the Escape Monthly box will have to tide me over until then!
What is Escape Monthly? It is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape! Join today and indulge in experiences inspired by luxurious spas, tropical getaways, cultures of the world and more!
What’s inside? Each box is sourced from a specific destination, and includes: Full-size luxury products from bath, spa & beauty to gourmet food, treats, and jewelry! A travel guide full of unique tips and local secrets to plan (or daydream!) your Escape. Everything you need to relax, unwind, and pamper yourself once a month!
COUPON: Use the code NASHVILLE at checkout to receive 20% off your subscription for life! That’s not just the first box….that’s all of them!
February’s destination is Nashville. This Arkansas girl was excited to see a southern destination. Nashville has a reputation for both incredible music and amazing foods. It captures the glowing personality of Southern hospitality blended with a love of nightlife and plenty of “me-time” for rest & relaxation. This was my first look at the box:
This is my first Escape Monthly box and I was excited to see how much stuff was in it! I was especially glad to see the Moon Nashville Travel Guide. Although we already have our vacation for this summer planned, Nashville is within our range of vacation destinations, so I will keep this for future use. It’s a complete tour of the exciting nightlife and rich history in an all-inclusive guide, written by local resident Margaret Littman. ($16.99 value)
I LOVE food, so when I saw Willa’s Wildflower Honey Shortbread Bites I couldn’t wait to try them. Made with wholesome local honey, these delightful shortbread bites are a Tennessee favorite. The subtle flavors come from whatever flowers are in bloom during production, and there’s always a slight difference. Savannah and I broke these open and we both give them 2 thumbs up. They were the perfect bite size for her, and they literally melt in your mouth! I had to put them out of sight because she kept running to the box and yelling, “more!” ($5.75 value)
The thing I was least excited about was the Sweet Meat Jerky. I’m not a jerky person, so I took these to my nephew, who was glad to them! Crafted in the heart of Nashville, Sweet Meat Jerky takes a sustainable approach to delicious jerky. 100% organic ingredients, incredible flavor, and tons of energy, all packed into this perfect snack. ($8.99 value)
Initially the Soberdough Brew Bread was the thing I wanted to try most (until I opened those shortbread bites!) I love bread and this sound super easy to make. The bag says pour, stir, bake. Surely even I can do that! Soberdough combines two iconic sides of Nashville in a unique way: beer and bread! This mix works well with Pale Ales and American Lagers, but non-drinkers can always use carbonated water or club soda for a similar effect. We don’t drink, so club soda for us, but I can’t wait to try this out. ($7.95 value)
Even though this is not a food item, I still was glad to see it! Little Seed Farm Goats Milk Soaps lavender bar smelled so good when I picked it up. We use essential oils and lavender is one of our favorites. Even Savannah said “mmmm” when she smelled it. These rural artisans create the finest sustainable foods and skin care products. These luxurious soaps use certified organic oils and raw goats milk to refresh and renew your skin with every use! ($7.00 value)
And our bonus….Brittle Brothers Gourmet Peanut Brittle. Yum! I’m not a peanut brittle expert, and I don’t eat a lot of it, but this was delicious! I didn’t share with the little one since it’s so crunchy, but I know she’d like it too. Upset with the lack of high quality brittles out there, these brothers did what any good citizen of Nashville would; make their own! It’s become a huge hit, and the brothers have never looked back. ($3.29 value)
All in all, I was pleased with this “mini vacation.” The only item in the box that I didn’t like was the jerky, but I made my nephew happy with it. The value of the products seems pretty much right on target with the cost of the box. Regular size is $49.95 (they also have a mini size for $24.95), but if you’re interested in subscribing to Escape Monthly, used the code NASHVILLE to get 20% off for the life of your subscription! That’s an awesome deal!
Where do you want your next vacation (in a box) to be???
**I received a discounted box in order to review this subscription service. All opinions are 100% my own.