Spa Me

{Dress: Shopblush.com. Necklace: Vintage. Bracelet: Touch Boutique. Bag: Vintage. Shoes: Steve Madden. Photographed by Maria Tettamani.}

This is me joyfully escaping to Lapis at The Fontainebleau. Here’s why …

Saturday morning, my house:

11:07 Kid is in the shower not washing her own hair because she wants me to do it for her.

11:14 I discover my Yorkshire Terrorists have thieved a bag of chocolate chips and eaten I don’t know how many.

11:16 I call the vet who tells me I have to give them hydrogen peroxide to get the poison out.

11:17 I am officially covered in hydrogen peroxide that the dogs want no part of drinking.

11:17 and 30 seconds: Kid is loudly inquiring why I still haven’t gotten her out the shower.

11:21 Dogs are now sick all over my rug from the hydrogen peroxide (which was the point), though the rug was not my preferred target.

11:23 Wet kid is running around the house.

11:24 Calgon take me away.

Thank god for Spa Month. Just an hour or so after sheer and utter chaos, I ran off to a preview of Spa Month at Lapis at The Fontainebleau. The 80-minute Masters Massage was exactly what I needed to put the morning behind me. Delicious oils, hot stones, the perfect amount of pressure just where I needed it. More please. Afterward, I headed off to the water journey with a few blogger friends, and Kelly Saks and I recreated our rain shower pic from last year’s Spa Month. The mineral-soaked water raining down was refreshing. The soak in the pool after was also delish.

Oh, Spa Month, how I sing your praises. Ninety-nine dollar treatments from July 1 through August 31. Oh, the glory. This year, the Fontainebleau is also offering up a 50-minute Pore Perfecting Facial and Pedi, as well as a 25-minute Take a Load Off My Back Massage, a 25-minute massage, followed by a 25-minute facial and soak.

Trust I’ll be back to try those out, too, just as soon as another round mania sets in at my house. If I’ve learned anything it’s this: Being good to yourself is good. And if you don’t do it no one else will.

So go ahead, splurge. That $99 is worth every penny.

Now …

and then.