It’s been a long, hard week. You’re simply exhausted from working/working out/raising funds for your top charity of choice. What you need – scratch that – what you deserve is to be pampered. That said, why shouldn’t you relax in style? Just a warning, your eyelids may get heavy before you even have an opportunity to mutter the word ‘bliss.’
1 The Peninsula Beverly Hills
If you believe that you’re fabulous enough to be clad in nothing but diamonds, you’re not alone. The Peninsula Beverly Hills knows your true worth, which is why this luxe day spa offers the exclusive Shiffa Precious Gemstone Therapy. It is the first spa in America to offer this body treatment, which uses oils containing rubies, emeralds and, yes, diamonds to heal and offer inner serenity. It’s ever so much better (and far more affordable) then indulging in a similar spot of retail therapy at Cartier.
2 The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more elegant or relaxing spot for complete indulgence than La Prairie at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Because this Los Angeles landmark recently celebrated its 100th birthday, it now offers some opulent treatments on its spa menu. Try out the Diamond Anniversary Facial, a 30-minute treatment for a gal (or guy) on the go, or the Caviar Express Massage, a quick neck, shoulder and back massage using La Prairie’s coveted Luxe Caviar Body Cream. If you’re still craving the real deal afterwards, the Polo Lounge is right upstairs. Coincidence? We think not.
Kinara literally translated to “on the edge” in Hindi, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this chic facility: cutting-edge skin treatments. You’ll be certain to leave facialist and skin care expert Olga Lorecin-Northrup’s spectacular spa looking as sensational as her A-list clientele. Treat yourself like the VIP you are by indulging in a Red Carpet Facial, meant for those who need perfectly luminous skin on demand, or the Bioslimming Active Wrap, which will have you looking as stunning as Jennifer Aniston does on each and every red carpet she encounters.
4 Spa at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills
We bet you didn’t realize that you could travel around the world without even leaving your treatment room at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills Spa, did you? This haute sanctuary offers treatments utilizing everything from Himalayan salt crystals in its Bio-Energizing wrap to a Traditional Turkish Scrub to a detoxifying wrap using Hungarian moor mud. Ah, to have all of the perks of traveling, with none of the jet lag!
5 Spa Montage at the Montage Beverly Hills
Earth, wind…orchard? No, the Spa Montage has no affiliation with Captain Planet, but its treatments are influenced by nature. You’ll enjoy holistic treatments suited to your specific needs, such as being anointed with rose oil to re-center your chakras or releasing toxins with Vichy Shower Rain Therapy. If you still aren’t sold, turn yourself over to one of the Montage’s “Surrender Therapists”, who use constitutional body typing for a customized treatment that resonates with “your true self.” Prepare yourself: your simple spa treatment is about to turn into a personal journey of discovery.