One of my smartest friends, Donna, proved to be even smarter than I thought when she recommended we take an entire day to go to Tall Grass Spa in Evergreen.
We’ve been having a brutal streak of days above 90 degrees, and all of a sudden a cold front blew through with two solid days of rain and cold temperatures. I’m talkin’ 40 degrees colder than just a few days earlier!
So we headed out in an early morning down pour for the drive to Evergreen. As we drove along Upper Bear Creek Road we marveled at the lovely stream (my guess – Upper Bear Creek) and gorgeous homes. Donna exclaimed repeatedly, “I want to live here!” I reassured her that she could if she wanted to, but that I thought the summer lasts a little longer down on the plains of Denver. Judging from her tan, she likes summer.
We pulled into the parking lot (after missing it the first time while we watched the stream and the field of cows), and trudged into the lit-from-within Tall Grass Spa.
And so began our day of pampering.
The friendly receptionist gave us some slippers, took our umbrellas and showed us around. We changed into robes and never changed out until early evening. The waiting room was like a cozy living room with a fireplace, leather couches, books and of course tea, water and snacks. This was where we were to reconvene after each treatment, and where they served us our delicious lunch.
First up – the best facial I’ve ever had, bar none. It wasn’t just a facial – it was a total relaxation into pudding. She gave me a facial, rubbed my shoulders, put jojoba oil on my hands, massaged them and then put them into warm mitts. After this treatment we had a body polish. Sort of like an all over exfoliation. Then a warm steamy shower, then a full massage. Did I say I was pudding? By now I was melted butter.
I perked up a bit at lunch, a fresh and tasty salad with tuna (Donna had the salad with chicken, apples & cranberries) followed by chocolate fondue. Yum! If I could have stuck my tongue into the ramekin, I would have. Chocolate weakness.
What else was on the agenda?
Time by the fire reading, and then off to a manicure and pedicure. My third hand massage of the day (I thought about typing this up when I got home last night, but literally couldn’t). Hands and feet dunked into parafin, polish on both and then off to our hair appointments. We had our hair washed and styled, then professional makeup applied. Donna asked to look like a “trophy wife” for the Broncos game. They had Club Section tickets so I’m sure she fit right in.
I went home to referee a multiple 13 year-old-boy sleepover party and the boys and my husband all thought I looked fab! I stayed awake long enough to order Chinese food and drink a glass of wine, and then I crashed on the couch. I’ve never been so exhausted from a day of relaxation. It was heaven.