With my extremely busy work schedule, my definition of relaxation is pretty pathetic: getting extra hour of sleep on weekends or just lounging in my jammies without having to think about work. But last Saturday, I broke this monotony and accepted the invitation to try the services of LATHER Spa. Located on the second floor of The Modern Honolulu hotel, I had an hour of bliss all to myself! Keep scrolling for more details and photos…
|Overlooking the marina and sunset pool from The Modern Honolulu terrace
(Mahalo to Verley from Lather Spa for taking this photo)
For starters, LATHER Spa is owned and managed by cult-favorite skincare brand LATHER. Using all-natural ingredients, their products can be found in high-end boutiques, spas, hotels, online, and select department stores across the US. Covering a wide array of products, they have quite an extensive line targeting every skin type. From face to body to aromatherapy, LATHER got you covered!
|Entrance from the elevator|
|LATHER products are exclusively used in the spa and The Modern Honolulu Hotel|
I arrived twenty minutes before my appointment to give myself some leeway to take photos and shower (even if I already showered before going), you know, just to soak in the entire spa experience. The interiors of LATHER Spa is consistent with the overall appeal of The Modern Honolulu: sleek, chic and cozy. I was greeted by Amy who then escorted me to the changing area/ bathroom.
|locker area to store belongings|
|LATHER shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the shower area|
Feeling clean and doubly-freshed, Verley asked me to choose two oils for my massage. Torn due to several options, I settled for ylang ylang (relaxing) and geranium (balancing). After that, she escorted me to the massage room where the uber-relaxing warmed bed awaits moi.
|A bevy of fragrant oils…decisions, decisions…|
|facial products from LATHER|
I told Verley I had laser treatment last week (skin resurfacing, more on that in a separate post) so she suggested to use products meant for sensitive skin for my facial. Semi-awake, this is the order she did it: cleanse, exfoliate, rinse, tone, mask, rinse, tone, spritz bulgarian rose water, moisturize). In between all of that, she was massaging my neck, head, décolletage and shoulder blades. I may have forgotten what else she did but my face was really glowing after!
|coconut water after the massage|
|deluxe nail service|
Before I checked out, Summer (spa manager) explained a bit more about LATHER Spa. When you book your appointment, you get free access to Modern Honolulu Fitness Center, Sunset Pool, and four hours of validated parking. They also offer nail services, body treatments, among others. Hawaii residents get 20% Kama’aina discount (I’m going back for sure). For more details, you can download the entire services here.
Care to see more photos? let me take you around The Modern Honolulu Hotel.
|“Study” area at the lobby|
and a little OOTD, just because…
til next time ‘zillas…
*photos taken using iPhone 6 Plus