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LBS Holiday Picks: Girls Day Out With Spa Week


If you’re one of those people who struggles with what to buy your best friend or your mom or some other female in your life who you love spending time with, I think the ultimate in gifts for the holiday is a Girl’s Day Out at the spa! Two weekends ago, Spa Week sent myself and two close friends – Jessica Andrews of Glamazons Blog and Deena Campbell of Essence.com on a wonderful day at the Dorit Baxter Day Spa.


Spa Week is the ultimate online resource if you’re looking for a great spa in your local city. They make it super easy to find spas nationwide and what’s even better AND easier is that they offer Spa Week Gift Cards in any dollar amount so that you can gift that special someone a deluxe spa treatment and they can redeem it at any participating spa.


Every year without fail I end up gifting someone on my list a gift card to the spa. With Spa Week,  once you gift them a card they can choose from over 8,000 spas around the country to book with. It helps take the hassle out of picking a spa and not knowing what it’s like or if the person you’re gifting will like it.


Upon stepping into the Dorit Baxter Day Spa in midtown Manhattan, we were greeted by warm and friendly staff and a beautiful lobby over looking the busy streets below. There’s tranquil music playing and snacks to munch on at the lobby as you wait for your specialist.


We opted for swedish massages and were each taken to our special massage room for a deluxe treatment. At Dorit Baxter they also offer couples massage rooms (great idea to take your boo on V-day or even your bestie on a special occasion). My massage therapist Aretha was amazing. Not only was she great to talk to but she gave me some really awesome tips about posture and my chronic lower back pain. My back felt amazing afterward.


The girls and I had a blast and some much-needed relaxation before the stresses of holiday cramming began. One thing I always make time for is my friends and this was a great way to unwind in the process.

From now until December 31st, Spa Week is running a deal – Buy $100 Spa Week Gift Cards for only $79.99. Do yourself a favor, cut your holiday stress in half and give them a gift card. You’ll thank me later!