Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spa Experience For Less

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

1 comment:

tranquilitygirl said...

To complete the spa experience, play the Grayson Wells CD CHina : Meditation of the Orient which is totall relaxing and available at
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