My day was already jam-packed. I needed to help my teenage son register for online classes, send off a book proposal to my agent and finish reading my students’ stories for a class that night.
It seemed impossible to squeeze in a moment for myself, let alone indulge in a luxurious spa treatment. But The Spa at Pelican Hill® promised to deliver a quickie facial within a half hour—so I headed up the hill.
The Pronto Refresh Facial is just one of a handful of 30-minute treatments aimed at busy women like myself, including massages, body scrubs and mani-pedis. I was excited to learn that these convenient pampering services are available to both Resort guests and local residents—like me!
I’m lucky to live just minutes from the Resort, so I drove to Pelican Hill,® left my car with the valet and strolled to the serene circular lobby of the Spa. A young woman in the Spa’s signature tawny-shaded uniform gave me a three-minute tour—sauna, soaking tub as big as a swimming pool, dressing rooms, showers. Standing in front of my locker, she handed me a key on a beaded ring and said when I was ready, to find my way to the waiting room.