I recently went to the Aveda store next to the Spanish Steps.
When I first moved to L.A. I used to receive gift certificates to Burke Williams Spa for my birthday/Christmas all the time.
I went to the one in West Hollywood. However, the prices kept going up and I found it too crowded.
A friend who was a writer on Will & Grace told me to try a masseuse at the Four Seasons her fellow writers loved.
Since I was not a writer on one of the top five shows on television, I thought she was tripping.
In fact, it was only a few dollars more than the same massage at BW. After receiving a gift certificate for massage at the Four Seasons, I never looked back. Quiet, clean and with a kick butt massage it was the perfect stress reliever.
Last week friend was in town after visiting the Amalfi Coast and went to the spa at Hotel de Russie. She said it was excellent.
Well a spa day for me will be in my apartment. I’m thinking about doing it this Saturday when everyone I know will be gone for Ferragosto. I’m also going to try and not work all day. A day at the spa does not include working. Kind of defeats the purpose.
I love this product from Aveda. It, along with Origin’s Ginger Scrub, are excellent exfoliators. They also smell fantastic.
You have to stir it up before using and the tub gets slippery so take extra care getting out.
I haven’t finalized the “menu” for my spa day. I'm going to make bruschetta and something light. I assume it will still be too hot to cook.
Have you ever done a “spa day” at home? What did you do (or didn't do..i.e. work, cleaning etc.)?