Monday, July 16, 2007

What to Wear: Spa Day

Elizabeth wrote in with a question about San Francisco spas. Technically, she wasn't asking for an outfit. But it is always nice to stick with a theme:
I am headed to San Francisco for a week in October, and I’d like to hit up a spa while I’m there. Do you have any recommendations for good spas? I’m thinking I’d like to get a facial and a massage? Something in the $200-300 range?
I have far too little experience with spas in San Francisco! I usually go to this semi-horrifying, extremely-cheap place in the Sunset. I've had good experiences at the Bliss Spa in the W Hotel, Kabuki Springs & Spa and at Relax Now. My friend Jill raves about the Burke Williams Spa and I know someone who works at 77 Maiden Lane. I hope that helps Elizabeth pick! Here's my outfit recommendation:

Sweater - A cashmere hoodie is comfortable, soft and easy to get on and off.
Jeans - White jeans feel a little fancy for a day at the hoity-toity spa.
Sandals - Won't damage your new pedicure.
Sunglasses - For making the sans-makeup, post-extraction trip home.
Cream Puffs - My favorite apre-spa snack is a giant cream puff from Beard Papa on Yerba Buena Lane.

Now I'm craving a visit to the spa (and a cream puff)!

5 comments:

Anne said...

I am craving a cream puff too! Since our trip to Beard Papa's I don't even want to try another cream puff because those were SO YUMMY! :)

MissEm said...

Aren't they good! Maybe I'll get one tonight on my way to the movies.

Beth said...

What I wouldn't give to make that all a reality!

Sara said...

i love that sweater, it looks so cosy yet chic.
my mommy took me to get a cream puff for the first time from that place last time I was in SF, it was sooo good!!! My parents are often in SF on the weekend going to the SFMOMA and generally escaping the heat from Davis, it just occurred to me that you should meet up with them sometime, I think you would get along great with my (totally outgoing) mom.

MissEm said...

I'd love to! I haven't been to SFMOMA in ages and would love to meet your mom.