Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wilson’s Words of Wisdom: May Round Up (Day Spas in Los Angeles)

Each birthday, it’s been an ongoing tradition to treat myself to a luxurious Spa Day. So in honor of my beautiful born day, for this month’s round up, here are three top-notch spas I’ve visited over the years and have fallen in love with. Best of all, they’ve frequently had TravelZoo vouchers available, so you can indulge in a bit of extravagance at a discounted price.

Check out why I love them so much below, and don’t forget to drop your favorite spa destinations in the comments section, too!

Where to Be Merry: The Spa Le Merigot @ JW Marriott Santa Monica

Situated on prime real estate in Santa Monica, Le Merigot is a day spa that offers massage treatments, a gorgeous pool and easy access to the beach. The few times I’ve gone, it’s never been too crowded and feels like a tranquil getaway that mainly only JW Marriott hotel guests know about. The spa's actual physical space is on the smaller side, but still elegant and upscale. There’s attention to detail everywhere — in the earthy floral scent that wafts throughout the space, the comfy white robes provided for each guest and the refreshing cool towels with cucumbers available in the locker rooms, which also have a sauna and steam room. The massage treatments themselves are pretty good, too. When I went, my masseuse worked out all of my knots and focused on pressure points. I left feeling beyond relaxed!

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Where to Be Merry: The Spa @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village

Now onto what’s literally the granddaddy of all spas. The Spa @ Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village is beyond massive — situated on almost an acre of land — and beyond decadent — I’m talking marble floors, fresh cut floral arrangements, Romanesque statues and Japanese-inspired artwork at every twist and turn.

While the standard spa amenities such as the whirlpools, steam rooms and changing rooms are certainly magnificent and everything you’d imagine them to be at a five-star resort, IMO the best space is a small sitting area right outside the changing rooms. The area has an indoor stream (yes, that’s right – and indoor stream) and warmed chaise lounge chairs covered by blankets, so you can recline and relax, or, like me, dose off and catch a few z’s.

Aside from the spa facilities, you can also enjoy a very large pool, along with poolside dining and libations, and tranquil Japanese gardens. It’s literally the ultimate mini-vacay experience and definitely the place to spend an entire day — and not one minute less — getting pampered!

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Where to Be Merry: Mr. C Spa & Beauty @ Mr. C Beverly Hills

This quaint and secluded spa in the Beverlywood residential neighborhood is über boutique; it offers only two treatment rooms and two private changing rooms. Hands down, the completely private changing rooms are Mr. C Spa & Beauty's best selling point, though, especially when you’re looking to get some quiet alone time and don’t feel like dealing with large crowds. Each room includes a shower that doubles as a steam room, a sink and vanity area, a chair…plus slippers, a robe and a cute display of gourmet tea and bite-sized nibbles. You can lounge in here both before and after your services.

Speaking of services, my masseuse Liam hooked. it. up. Aside from giving a great massage, he explained why certain massage techniques worked, from an anatomical perspective. Ask for him, if you go!

Spa guests also have access to the outdoor pool area, where, if you book on TravelZoo, you can enjoy a complimentary Bellini (otherwise, as a heads up, you have to have order a $50 minimum food & beverage tab at the pool). With a nod to old Hollywood glam but still super low-key, Mr. C is a welcomed mini urban escape, right in the heart of L.A.

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  1. I'm not too far from these! Gonna call up a girlfriend or two and see if we can make a spa day happen soon!

  2. This food looks heavenly! You may have driven 107 miles, but I would fly for this. LOL #BLMGirl