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This Thursday, dine for a good cause and treat yourself!


Kick start your weekend plans with a great brunch spot, plus where to shop and where to spa!

Vital Spa: Maximum Luxury for Mind and Body

Luxury’s a given around Cherry Creek. But Vital Spa, located in exclusive health club Pura Vida Fitness, takes it to the max. A single treatment gets you a full-day pass to the club, complete with a complimentary yoga class; buy five treatments, and you get a sixth free, be it a hot stone massage, a customized facial, or a firming body wrap. Acupuncture sessions, manicures and pedicures, and holistic nutrition consultations are also available, and so are “enhancements” like scalp rubs and dry body brushing. Add to all that interior design that combines the elegance of an art gallery with the peacefulness of a nature sanctuary, and you’ve got yourself a blissful urban escape.

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Get Your Body and Mind Aligned at In-Symmetry

San Francisco is inundated with salon and spa storefronts- some pricey, some alternative and some for the gentleman traveler.  Yet who wants another mediocre massage when there’s In-Symmetry?  Hidden on the south side of Potrero Hill, this high quality day spa has a “members only” atmosphere and an “everyone’s welcome” price- just like Trader Joe’s.

Picture 20In-Symmetry Spa is as proud of its history of service for Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, K.D. Lang, Ashton Kutcher, Pink, and Natalie Merchant as it is its deep-tissue massage services for the masses of locals who frequent here every week.  No matter who you are, this laid-back spa will treat you with the indulgence and respect you deserve after your long week at work.

Aside from a Zen Hot Stone Massage that will make your body melt on the table, and a healing Sports Massage, In-Symmetry provides specialized Pre-Natal massages that pamper mama-to-be and Facials that will tone and tighten your face without the surgery.  But be prepared, every service here will leave you floating on air with your head in the clouds, so planning your payment ahead of time might be wise.

Newbury’s Stephanie Sokolove Unwinds at Bella Santé Spa

Stephanie’s on Newbury restaurant is as iconic as ritzy Newbury Street itself, and when namesake owner Stephanie Sokolove is not enjoying her award-winning patio and sophisticated comfort food, she goes to fellow Newbury Street business Bella Santé Spa.

Picture 19“When I think of unwinding it is all about getting pampered,” Stephanie Sokolove told citybuzz. “For that I turn to Bella Santé Spa.” Similar to Stephanie on Newbury’s numerous accolades, Bella Sante Spa is a multi award-winning spa, receiving the most ever “Best of Boston” nods for its massages, skin care, and nail salon than any other spa in Boston. It’s known for the Swedish-based Bella Santé Massage and the Bella Santé Spa Facial, which includes a double exfoliation process and mineral infused fabric mask.

“The service is exceptional, the treatments are divine,” adds Stephanie. “And there is one located on Newbury Street, right down the street from my restaurant, so sometimes I am able to sneak away for a massage after work.” That sounds like a divine day, indeed! Visit bellasante.com for more information.

*** Stephanie Sokolove is the Owner and Executive Chef of the iconic Newbury Street restaurant Stephanie’s on Newbury, which has won her the nickname of “Queen of Patio Dining.” Stephanie just opened the Stephanie’s on Newbury sister restaurant, Stephi’s on Tremont, in Boston’s South End. Stephanie is known for her upscale, sophisticated take on American comfort food.