Girlfriend Getaways


Where it’s at: Eden Salon and Day Spa, Leavenworth, Washington

Description on menu: Begin by snuggling into a cozy bathrobe and sink your feet into a warm and bubbly foot soak. Refresh with a soothing cup of tea, then let us lead you to one of our relaxing treatment rooms to enjoy a Simple Pleasures Facial, which includes deep cleansing of the face and decollate, exfoliation and balancing hydration. Enjoy a relaxing arm, hand, leg and foot massage while the treatment mask is setting, as well as neck, shoulder and face massage during product application. Finally, a one-hour full-body massage will melt away signs of stress and tension. By the time you are finished, you will be floating on a cloud.

Who does it: massage therapist, esthetician

What she needs: Products by G.M. Collin and QTica

How much it costs: $150 per person

How long it takes: 2 hours


Where it’s at: Tres Jolie Day Spa, Southbury, Connecticut

Description on menu: Tres Jolie Manicure and Pedicure, which includes nail shaping, cleaning, sloughing and polish, as well as a moisturizing hand, foot and leg massage. Finish with a make-up application.

Who does it: Nail technician and esthetician make-up artist

What she needs: Nail polish; mineral make-up by Jane Iredale

How much it costs: $100 per person

How long it takes: 2 hours


Where it’s at: Actaea Works, Shorewood, Wisconsin

Description on menu: Designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the body, as well as restore peace to the mind and spirit. Each member of your party receives their choice of facial, a 60-minute, full-body massage, a spa manicure and pedicure.

Who does it: massage therapist, esthetician and nail technician

What she needs: Products by Murad and Yon-Ka Paris

How much it costs: $195 per person

How long it takes: 4-5 hours



“Our clients really like that they can come together as a group of girls, even four or five at a time,” says Kim Krizan, owner of Tres Jolie Day Spa in Southbury, Connecticut. “This package is great this time of year, with everyone being so diet-conscious—it’s an activity that doesn’t include going out for food, but they can still sit and catch up with each other.”



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