Breathe…you made it through the winter and spring is just around the corner. (Yes, as I’m writing this, a cold rain is hitting my window and yes, I’m cuddled under a blanket, but I promise it’s coming…really!) It’s time to move the navy blues and greys to the back of the closet, and pull out the yellows and pinks. Time to start thinking about blended drinks and beach weekends. I may be getting a little ahead of myself, but there is no better way to usher in the season of rebirth than by letting the professionals buff away all the dead, dry skin and reveal the healthy layer underneath. When it comes to spa treatments, I am all for saving money and recreating the experience at home with relaxing candles and cucumber mint water. Once in a while though, it is just so nice to slip into the comfy spa robe and slippers and let someone else do the work. I recently booked myself a Signature Massage at an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa and the whole experience was spectacular–it left my body feeling so awake and refreshed. If it wasn’t so expensive, I would be back once a month. But here is the good news! April 11 – 17 is Spa Week! Participating spas across the country are offering special treatments, including massage, facials, and pedicures for just $50. Not exactly cheap, but so much cheaper than what you would normally pay. Browse through the Spa Week website to find a spa where you live, sign up for giveaways, and browse through their blog. What’s a better way to spend an early spring Saturday than catching up with a girlfriend over brunch and then letting everything melt away for an hour? For less than you probably spend on groceries in a week, that sounds pretty good to me.
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