I must admit, it felt a bit strange to drop off the kids at school and head down to the Four Seasons Seattle for a mid-day spa day. I am used to running flat out, task list and my iPhone, running, running, running from one meeting to the next, cramming as much work and productivity in before I turn into a pumpkin and this Cinderella’s clock hits 2pm. I’m then running, running, running (rather, driving) back to pick up the kids from school. But on this overcast day in one of my favorite cities, I was on my way to the Four Seasons Seattle for a spa date and ladies lunch with one of my favorite hip moms – my talented friend and HipTravelMama luxe style contributor, Sophie Vander.
Meet you at the Spa
The Four Seasons Seattle Spa has a serene and contemporary vibe, beautifully decorated and a place to completely escape and relax. I had the a massage and Sophie had the Vitamin C nourishing facial. Sophie raved about the facial being one of the best she’d had – and the massage was perfect – 50 minutes of perfect pressure and relaxation.
We ended our ladies lunch experience in ART Restaurant, at a window table overlooking Elliott Bay. ART is a fabulous venue for a date night, girls night out, or a special evening out with family. Food contributor, Fiona Van Alstyne has a great review of dining at ART with families that will inspire you to visit with your kids too.
ART hours: Breakfast: Daily 6:30am-11am; Lunch: Daily 11am-2pm; Dinner: 5pm-10pm; Lounge: Daily 11am-12am
Put Mom in Time Out. (Hint: This is the post you share with your husbands)
If social plans and running to sports and kids activities fill up your weekends, you may consider taking some quick time for yourself during the week while the kids are in school. No excuses that you can’t find childcare, or you are too busy. We busy moms don’t take enough time to recharge our batteries and Mother’s day is a good excuse to take a little time for ourselves and relax.
Have you ever taken a mid-day spa break? If so, share your story with us in the comments.
Four Seasons Seattle has some great Mother’s Day Spa packages:
Mom & Me
The name says it all. Celebrate this special day with your mother. This rejuvenating package begins with two 50 minute full body Swedish massages to promote deep relaxation. This classic European style involves smooth, flowing strokes that ease muscle aches and tension leaving you with an overall sense of well-being. Next experience our purifying Deep Pore Cleansing Facial, yours skin is thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated, steamed and extracted to rid the pores of toxins and impurities leaving you refreshed and glowing. Complete this bliss with pretty fingers, experience our Pike Place Manicure. 3 hours $560.00
Perfect for those Mother’s who need an escape for a few hours to refresh and relax.
Begin with a Bamboo Lemongrass Body Scrub using micronized walnut shells and powdered bamboo to remove dead skin. Next, relax while an application of our lemongrass and ginger body oil calms the parasympathetic nervous system and ultimately hydrates the skin. Complete this journey with our Triple Anti-Aging Facial which has high levels of nutrients to help promote cellular renewal and defend against the signs of aging leaving you with a radiant complexion. 3 hours $340.00
Mom to Be
Perfect for the expecting mothers. Spend your last few months of pregnancy pampering yourself.
Begin with a 50 minute Pre-Natal massage, designed to nurture the expectant mother and baby and to relieve the unique stresses and strains experienced during pregnancy. Next hydrate your wintery skin with our Vitamin C Facial designed to detoxify, firm and to reveal your natural healthy glow. Sit back and allow our professional technicians to pamper your tired feet with our Pike Place Pedicure. Enjoy an aromatherapy foot soak while toenails are shaped, cuticles cleaned, and calluses are smoothed. Next, your feet and lower legs are treated to a seasonal exfoliating mineral scrub and heavenly massage. Conclude with your choice of nail polish or buff to a shine. 3 hours $300.00
To book a Mother’s Day package at the Four Seasons Seattle, visit www.fourseasons.com/seattle
Happy Mother’s Day!
Photo Credit: Select photos courtesy of Four Seasons Seattle.
Note: We were sponsored guests of the Four Seasons, but were not required to express any opinions or write about our visit.
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