The Guerlain Spa recently opened in the Waldorf Astoria, and it features the most luxurious treatments administered in an ornate and elegant setting. From indulgent two-hour facials with Orchidee Imperiale cream to paraffin-wax manicures complete with gentle massage, the spa offerings are enticing yet incredibly pricey. I've compiled a list of items below for an at-home spa experience that will rival a visit to Guerlain's marble palace of beauty.
1.) Lounge in this delicate traditional Japanese yukata robe pre and post bath, and it will get you into a relaxed and Zen frame of mind.
2.) Use Shu Uemura's Pleasure of Japanese Bath in Shobu (Japanese Iris) to create the most opulent bubble bath. Fill a warm bath with a small amount of this luscious oil that will lull you into a state of complete relaxation. The room will be filled with the scent of freshly-cut wildflowers in spring water. Chamomile softens the skin, and you will emerge from the tub perfumed with a sweet hint of Iris.
3.) After bathing re-hydrate with a bottle of Ito En White Iced Tea flavored with green grapes. Refreshing and delicious, its high anti-oxidant content will invigorate your body and your spirit.
photo credit robe: http://www.takashimaya-ny.com
photo credit bath oil: http://www.shuuemura-usa.com
photo credit tea: http://www.itoen.com