NCE GUESTS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE PLEASURES of a relaxing treatment at The Spa at Pelican Hill,® they want nothing more than to capture its essence and take it home. Whether it’s the hydrating effects of an organic skin mask or the benefits of an aromatherapy-infused body lotion, products, along with the requisite accessories, are readily available at the Spa Boutique.
Laura Parsons, director of spa and wellness and a veteran of the industry for the past decade, believes that the Spa and Spa Boutique are intimately connected. “As a cohesive extension of The Spa, what we bring to the Spa Boutique is a sense of wellness and a sense of exploration. We’d like it to be a place where guests explore items that they may wish to add to their everyday routine,” says Parsons.
Inside the welcoming Boutique is a trove of products, both familiar and exclusive, that shoppers are encouraged to touch, test, browse and linger over.
Parsons is a fan of the T Spheres — small silicone balls that combine massage and aromatherapy in one portable product to help busy people alleviate stress. She also recommends Zents, based out of Boulder, Colorado, for those in search of natural body care products. The company combines the benefits of aromatherapy with ayurvedic principles. “They have a fantastic story and use all-natural ingredients to offer 98 percent organic products with anti-aging elements and a probiotic factor,” says Parsons. “There’s even a scent-free line.”
Guests looking for a memento from their visit, a gift to take home or even a Valentine’s surprise will find a curated selection of lifestyle products in the boutique. Amping up the “hygge,” or happiness quotient, during cooler months is made infinitely easier with soft modal loungewear by Naked Princess, exquisitely packaged and scented “Opaline” candles by D.L. & Co., plush Kashwére blankets — a dream to cozy up with — and travel-friendly men’s shave essentials by Jack Black. Unwrapping a gift of Prosecco-inspired bath products by Antica Farmacista would make for a perfect Valentine’s Day.
The annual trunk show set for December 8 will spill from the boutique into The Spa rotunda and offer a variety of holiday-themed items — candles and diffusers by Rosy Rings, Champagne-scented products by LAFCO and the Resort’s own signature body products — ideal for the giving season.
Taking the time to nurture and pamper ourselves from time to time opens the door to habits of relaxation, recharging and re-energizing. A visit to the Spa Boutique is a lasting reminder that the wellness journey and its rituals can, and indeed should, extend beyond the grounds of the Resort, and toward the next destination, even if it’s the one we call home.