Whether you live in Chicago like me, or are visiting, you will quickly see how much our great city has to offer. One of my favorite parts of living in a big city is being able to pamper myself! I’ve discovered that you can do this by treating yourself to a gourmet meal, shopping along Oak Street, relaxing on the beach, or spending a day at the spa, to name a few options. Since this year has been a big one for me, in terms of numbers, I have decided to start paying more attention to treating my body to more perks than I have in the past. As you get older, your skin, hair and nails just seem to need more attention. If anyone talks to the fairness police, please pass along my complaint! It’s a small one I guess, as I don’t have too many things I need to take care of just yet, but why not start the maintenance process early right? Since I have been finding great places to relax and retreat, I wanted to share them with all of you. You can take advantage if you are visiting for a day, a week, or if you call this lovely city home.
For Nails: I like Ocean Nails, in Lakeview East, for a long lasting pedicure or no-chip manicure! They have a very friendly staff, and great prices. To add a little spunk to the nails, Nikki Rios is my gal. Find her on Instagram at @notoriosnails.
For Hair: It took me a while, but I finally found a stylist in the city that I like! Jodi at Amelia Rose Studio gives a beautiful cut. And if you are into color, she can do some magic there too. Check it out for yourself! Visit her on Instagram at @ameliarosestudio. A bonus, she is hoot to chat with.
For Massage: Massage Envy in Lakeview is my go to! I know they are not unique to Chicago, but that might be why I like them most. No matter where my travels take me, if I need a massage, I know I can find them.
For A Full Spa Experience: I’m not sure there is a prettier place to have a spa day than at The Peninsula Hotel. It may be a bit of a splurge, but it’s worth it for the tranquil views of the city from high above
For Skincare: I highly recommend Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology for all your skincare needs. While I mainly go here for my dermatological needs, I like that they can do pretty much anything. My options are endless here, from facials and chemical peels, to Botox and body contouring. Remember how I talked about maintaining, well, when I am ready to maintain even more, they will be my first stop! And what I like most is the people. The doctors, PA’s and staff are all wonderful.
For Fitness: I get my fitness on at FFC gyms across the city. With access to all of their clubs, my options for classes and amenities are endless. I have my local gym right down the street, where I take my favorite WERQ class, but I can also head across town and enjoy the rooftop pool and bar (yes, you read that right!) at the West Loop location.
Well, are you ready to go get pampered? I know I am! I am curious though, what are your favorite places to spend a relaxing spa/pampering day in Chicago?
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