Friday, August 20, 2010
Sometimes moms just need some time to ourselves. Whether or not it involves a needle (not for that!) is totally up to you.
But when Blue Medi Spa in Sherman Oaks last week hosted "Blue Sunday," a sampling of spa treatments and other vendors' goodies that benefited the charitable organization Dress for Success, you bet I was there and ready for a cocktail -- if not a dermal filler.
While Blue offers such treatments as Botox injections, facials and chemical peels, the super-mod outfit also offers cozy-sounding massages. (I might sound like a wimp, but I'd rather look like a parched raisin than face any kind of instrument designed to break through skin. But that's just me. I don't judge.)
After getting a small tour of the facilities, I enjoyed a Hpnotiq cocktail called "Botox and Blue" (the only Botox I'm not afraid of) and chatted with guests including Patti Holmes (nee May, of May's Company fame) and some up-and-coming tween actresses and their moms. One of the girls, Jennessa Rose, had a voice role in the English-language version of "Ponyo," one of CC's favorite movies.
I also talked to a representative from Dress for Success, an organization that provides professional clothing to disadvantaged women. They're always looking for new or gently used donations.
The West Coast outlet here in Los Angeles, in fact, is hosting a summer clearance sale that is open to the public on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Suits are going for $10. Seriously. And you'd be benefiting a great organization -- a wonderful reason to shop! (1680 N. Vine St., Suite 900, Hollywood, CA 90028)
After enjoying a short massage and receiving a Blue gift bag, I was ready to head back over the hill (literally, not figuratively) -- but not before hearing about an upcoming mom-friendly event at the spa. So stay tuned for more info!
Blue Medi Spa
14622 Ventura Blvd., Suite 118 (in The La Reina Theatre)
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(Photo courtesy of Blue Medi Spa. The hubs mistakenly erased the ones I took. Boo.)