It’s seven o’clock and your alarm goes off. You turn a few times in the sheets pondering your first steps of the day. The wake mode on your Bose Wave Music System begins to quietly warn you that it is time to rise n’ shine, as the full-wake mode turns up the sound and bass. Rubbing the sleep from your eyes your ears pick up the lyrics of Adele’s “Rolling in The Deep.” It’s a good morning! The sun is cresting the horizon, birds are chirping, and you live at The Retreat at Mountain Brook!
With feet on the floor you stretch that nice big “day welcoming” stretch, which is more a universal taunt for the day to “bring it” and then you’re off to your elegant Presley modeled bathroom. Deep elegant hardwoods caress your steps in the chic en-suite where you plant yourself in front of the mirror as the music begins its first crescendo. You throw your head back and belt it with Adele “…we could have had it all…” Five songs later you’re showered, dressed, and put together.
As the music fades out in the background you grab your Jasmine Leather Simone Satchel, pause at the mirror next to the door to take one last check. “Let’s do this!” You leave your townhome in The Retreat’s Highland Village, and make a quick stop by the Club House for complementary coffee. As you’re preparing a cup at the coffee-house-quality, self-service station, you briefly chat with a group on their way to tennis lessons at the on premises championship-modeled tennis courts.
Exiting Highland Village, you see a gentleman in the community garden clipping a bouquet, and a couple in the bark park next to Canterbury Village playing with their dogs. Waiting for the light to turn green, you ponder the morning thus far. Life has moments that overwhelm us; both good and bad times. This is most definitely a “good time.” The light turns green and you’re off to the university to give the first lecture of your career.
After a solid first day on the job you want to reward yourself with a trip to Western Supermarket, in nearby Mountain Brook’s Crestline Village. Perusing one of the largest wine selections in the state, you grab your favorite wine and cheese and head home to enjoy. Once back on the Retreat at Mountain Brook premises you notice you’re a little low on fuel and drive over to the complementary charging station for a quick charge. “They’ve really thought of everything” you think to yourself.
As you’re walking into the Club House, you run into neighbors you met this past weekend, and they’re going to The Retreat’s once-a-month signature event, Taco Tuesday. That’s when it hits you—you realize your wine would pair better with new friends!