This is the perfect time to post about such an amazing place. With Easter only days away and the start of Passover, April becomes not only a time for blooms, but a time of reflection and custom. It was only days ago that I left this magnificent part of our country, but it will always remain with me. I am referring to Sedona, Arizona. As we were getting closer to Sedona from Phoenix, I was amazed at how the landscape changed from city to desert to just breathtaking views. Our destination was the Enchantment Resort and Spa—a magnificent property nestled among the Red Rocks and 8 miles away from the town of Sedona in Boynton Canyon.
The casitas and resort had a southwestern flare from the deep shades of terracotta to the handwoven rugs and rich wood tones. It was simply stunning. Our room had a beautiful fireplace that we lit every morning and evening after our hikes and adventures of the day. After the turndown service, I would return to our room to find our robes and slippers nearby and the room filled with Native American music from our TV. How calming is that? In the early morning hours, we would sit out on our back deck and sip coffee just staring at the beautiful red rocks and saying over and over again how beautiful our country is!
The legend goes that the spirit of the red rocks “calls to those listening.” There are vortexes that the Native American Hopi, Navajo and Yavapi believe is sacred. The land’s mystical powers, if you believe, can help in healing, clarity and energy. Sometimes, we all need to step back from the hurried pace of life and just walk with nature. So, my Mezza friends, Sedona is calling if you are listening.