For a mani-pedi with fewer chemicals and less long-term damage on your skin and nails, take the organic route. You’ll feel better about the service for yourself, your kids and your girls’ weekend away. Holistic-centric products and all-natural salons have been a growing trend in most cities across the country — for those in the Philadelphia area, give these few a try. Even after Mother’s Day, these treatments will make your, or mom’s, weekend.
Vegan families, rejoice! There is a manicure salon tailoring to you. Naturale Salon paints customers nails with Zoya, the non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free nail polish line. Relax with the girls enjoying botanical oil treatments and natural facials, while feeling completely at ease in the fume-free salon as Naturale exclusively uses all-natural, chemical-free cleaning products.
Knowing the healing powers of green tea and matcha, it was an obvious next step they would wind up on a salon menu. Opt for the matcha manicure at Raw Lab Spa, boasting healing remedies for dry cracked hands and rejuvenating cells for lasting results. Opt for the suggested, signature, aromatic healing therapy, beginning with soothing, warming exfoliation while hydrating lotions with aroma therapy scents fill the room — top it off with a non-toxic nail paint service.
Just over in Center City on Rittenhouse Square, Mi Cumbia Organica is a couple-run business boasting all-natural treatments from milk cuticle soaks, shredded coconut exfoliates and wellness manicures. Enjoy natural ingredients and unique services, completely clean, eco-friendly and easy on sensitive skin. Receive a natural manicure after the ultra-moisturizing coconut oil hand massage and scrub.
Located in Society Hill, Juju Salon & Organics is a natural-minded family’s dream. Head in for a bio seaweed gel manicure with the girls, or opt for the natural sea-salt scrub or herbal detoxifying mask. Everything in the wind-powered salon is all natural and organic, so take your pick!
Any girl’s weekend away wouldn’t be complete without brunch, shopping and a walk around town — especially in a foodie city like Philly. Check out some of our suggestions in the city here and make the most of your girl’s weekend in the City of Brotherly Love.
The movies and cruise vacations actually have a lot in common: fascinating ports of call, making friends with interesting people, new sensory experiences, the constant change of scenery. When you think about it, it’s no surprise many classic comedies and romances are set aboard cruise ships, including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe, Royal Wedding (1951), An Affair to Remember (1957) with Cary Grant, the more recent and kid-friendly Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, and the long-running television series Love Boat.
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There is an ever-growing number of options for wellness breaks — but it’s up to you to choose wisely in order to get the most from your experience. First, decide what kind of setting is best for facilitating an environment you find personally soothing or rejuvenating: city, forest, historic, mountain, ocean or lake? Do you want access to a yoga instructor, dance classes, hiking, cooking classes or another specific activity? Are you a solo wellness warrior, or do you prefer to travel with a partner or friends?
Dressing up for Halloween and collecting candy is what dreams are made of for kids — and, sometimes, those in their teens. Add in the special attention to detail kids and parents come to expect from LEGOLAND, and the spooky season gets a lot more fun.