What mom doesn’t want more pampering and time with her girlfriends? Before I had children, it didn’t seem possible that I’d have to work at making myself a priority in my own life…that carving out time for myself would actually become a new year’s resolution.
But that’s where we are, so I’m thankful for Serenity Spa for helping me kill two birds with one stone. Last night, eight of us headed to Sorrento Valley for Serenity’s spa happy hour, enjoying cocktails, delicious 1/2 priced appetizers and fabulous mini-spa treatments.
I’ve loved Serenity for years now specifically for their high quality, affordable happy hour treatments that each come with a cocktail of choice. There’s a sauna, jacuzzi, pool and relaxation room to sit and chat with your girls. This spa is connected to the Hilton Gardens hotel. When I first noticed that, I had low expectations. But I promise you will not be disappointed with the quality of the treatments or the food that is served from the hotel’s Bistro 39.
Last night, from the happy hour menu, I had fresh crimini mushrooms baked with boursin cheese and white wine, served with toasted baguette slices and jumbo marinated artichoke hearts quick-fried and served with parmesan cheese and garlic aioli. YUM! My girlfriends had the grilled mahi tacos and said they were excellent. My sister raved about the ahi.
The total cost for my 25-minute “stress buster” massage, an awesome 25-minute scalp massage, two glasses of white wine, two fabulous appetizers plus a generous tip was a whopping, $82. Four fun hours at the spa with my girlfriends…PRICELESS!