Pretty in the City - Amazed at ESPA
Now that Pretty in the City has been touring the salons and spas of Miami for over a year (we missed our own anniversary - January 14!) we can look back and reminisce on some of the finest establishments in the city. And we gotta say, we've seen the top of the mountain and it is beautiful.
This isn't a spa bedecked in modernist trimmings and garish colors -- everything at ESPA is opulent and classy and inviting. Think rich dark woods contrasted with beautifully textured fabrics, ice basins and steam rooms and specialized showers that curl inside like a snail's shell. And besides the decor, there are the treatments. ESPA is the brainchild of Susan Harmsworth, an industry leader who has created magnificent spas across the globe from the Maldives to Tokyo, from Killarney to right here in Miami. ESPA specializes in bringing the spa experience to a new apex, and now our local ESPA has unveiled three new technologically advanced facials called Super Active. Even if you're a seasoned pro at spa treatments, trust me -- this is something worth experiencing.
Never before has a facial felt so soothing.
"See where those little orange dots are? That's sebum. And where it's a paler purple, those are areas of dehydration. Do you drink enough water?"
My skin didn't lie. Obviously I need to drink more.
The ESPA Super Active facial was a one hour and thirty minute journey to discovering what my mind, spirit, and skin needed all along. ESPA action doesn't come cheap -- click here to peep the spa menu. Holistic facials start at $150, and treatments can run as pricey as $445 for special massages. But if you're seeking the perfect place to calm and soothe your skin, you should call 305-918-6844 to book an ESPA escape of your own.
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