Pretty in the City - Book Now for Spa Week!


Recession blues are so not pretty, and increasingly, consumers have been cutting back on life's little luxuries. That definitely includes spa visits and appointments for facials, massages, and manicures.

Well, here's a treat for frugal fashionistas and budgeting beauties who want to stack paper and still look fabulous.

Spa Week takes place from April 13 to 19. Over 750 spas nationwide will be offering up to three spa services, normally $100 or more, for a discounted price of $50. And you need to book an appointment ASAP if you want to get in on this sweet deal! Trust me - speaking from personal experience, these spots get filled up fast.

All kinds of establishments will be offering the discounted deals -- day spas, med spas, and fancy-pants resorts. This year's list of participating venues ranges from West Palm Beach and Boca, Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, to Miami Beach, Coral Gables, and downtown. Here are the local offerings, so all you need to do is pick up the phone and dial!

Beach beauties, check out Luca Spa (110 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-7546), Laser Cosmetica (400 Arthur Godfrey Rd., 888-341-9674), or you can indulge in Turkish bath therapies at The Standard (40 Island Ave., Miami Beach; 305-673-1717), or check out our personal favorite, Uhma Spa (726 6th St., Miam Beach; 305-695-0996) for a green, organic spa experience at a fraction of the cost.

Downtownish, there's The Spa at the Sports Club/LA (in the Four Seasons Tower, 1441 Brickell Ave.), and mySpa at the InterContinental (100 Chopin Plaza, 305-372-4444). In the Gables, there's BodySense Holistic Spa and Wellness Center (2292 Coral Way, 305-854-3100), or the Skin Therapie Spa (31 Almeria Ave., Coral Gables; 305-448-0555). Up north in Aventura, there's the Sleek MedSpa (19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 877-629-SLEEK)

If you're new to the practice of pampering yourself, visit the website for tips on what to expect, how much to tip, and whether or not you should strip buck naked before entering the steam room or not.

Visit SpaWeek.com for a complete list of local participants, and don't hesitate if you want to score a sweet spa deal!

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