Published on November 19th, 2013 | by Charu Suri
6 Napa in a Box: Escape Monthly Subscriptions Arrive
Can you actually get a vacation out of a box? Escape Monthly seems to think so, by giving its monthly subscribers products that are themed around a particular destination.
I ordered the Napa Escapes box when it debuted just to get a look and feel of what goodies were inside my destination inspired box (the choices change every month, of course, just like Birchbox).
The long rectangular blue and white patterned box with corresponding liner tissue arrived quickly at my doorstep, within a few days. What impressed me the most is that these products are full-size artisanal goods, not sample sizes or disposables, so you really get to try the products out and enjoy them for a few days, not minutes.
In my Napa box, I had a Miracle Mud mask sachet from 7th Heaven,? a full-size Napa & Sonoma handbook from Moon Guides,? a loofah, a soap from Napa Soap company, a Sparkling White Grape tea from Tiesta Tea company, Mineral Salts, apricot sage cookies to accompany my wine, a French lavender body scrub from 100% pure, candles and a few more items like chapstick. All products are sourced from local companies too.
My favorite products were the wine-themed: after all, that is what Napa is known for. The apricot sage cookies were a big hit, and the Sparkling White Grape tea was a cheeky idea (after all, it?s alcohol-free tea, but I couldn?t resist putting a bit of wine in it).
And that?s not all, once you purchase a box, you?ll automatically be entered to win a destination-specific trip for two. Now, that?s a vacation I can live with (boxes cost $49.95).