The Dream Job
I spent over 7 years going to the spa as my career. I suffered through massages, pedicures and facials all in the interest of helping my clients improve their properties. Cue violins.
The Real World
But who gets to do this? Most of the women I know are too tired, busy or broke to spa – it’s pretty much a forbidden extravagance. And on top of that, their home, which is supposed to be a sanctuary, often causes more stress. Not to mention we’re coming out of that nasty R word.
That’s why my passion has always been to help others recreate this privileged experience in their own homes. What if we lived like we were at a spa, surrounded ourselves with similar decor, pampered ourselves with beauty treatments and ate the delicious, yet diet friendly, cuisine?
We (& our VERY LUCKY families) would be happier and healthier. (Which just so happen to be two of the top New Year’s resolutions!)
The Aha Moment
The epiphany hit during one of my favorite holiday specials, The Year Without a Santa Claus, I kept thinking: “What if it were the year without spa?” It would show my sincerity & seriousness about achieving the bliss of the spa at home. So I’m going to practice what I preach and spend 2011 spa free.
Each week we will focus on a particular spa, delivering super easy, specific ways to bring that spa’s unique qualities to your abode. That may be a recipe, color palette, piece of furniture, DIY treatment, etc.
And to make it a little more interesting, we’ll use the 52 spas featured in The Art of the Spa (the 1st engagement book devoted to spa by yours truly) as a guideline to which spas we select.
Though I may visit a spa to photograph interiors or interview therapists, I won’t be indulging in any treatments at the spa. It’s going to be rough. . . let’s hope I survive ; ) I’ve gotta admit I’m scared! Do you think I can do it? Vote in the poll or comment below.
AND follow along my quest in my Un-Spa Diary here.
Live, Love and Lounge, Candy