Not that long ago, I was a regular at my favorite salon. Greg and I would meet after work every three weeks for a manicure. Every other time, we’d also get a pedicure. Then we moved. I’ve tried a few nail salons, but nothing was the same as my favorite place back in DC.
Three years ago, while on a vacation, we splurged on mani/pedis and massages at a salon in Palm Springs. It was AMAZING. We talked about returning, but a four hour drive for a salon service seems a little .. um … extreme. So, we’ve given up on regular professional nail care.
When Greg’s birthday approached this year, he asked for a pedicure. In fact, he asked if “we” could get pedicures. My first thought was “of course,” my second thought was to plan a mini vacation to Palm Springs. I called the salon, Studio M, and made appointments. My next call was a favorite hotel. The deal was done. He was thrilled and surprised. Our first stop was the salon.
Our appointments were back-to-back and Greg insisted I go first, so he could stretch his relaxation out even after the pedicure. As he entered the salon, I knew just what he was in for … Step one … get that rarely pampered foot exfoliated.
There was a sugar scrub, lotion and massage … then his feet were mummified in hot towels.
Lauren toweled off the scrub and oils, then massaged in more lotion. For Greg, that was the end. For me, a fun, sparkly red nail polish to decorate my tootsies for the holidays.
As we drove to the hotel to check in, we shared the thrill of a really fabulous pedicure and the desire to have our feet pampered more often.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. If you’re gonna explore on your feet, take good care of them.
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