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New review tomorrow, but in the meantime….

I’m a little behind on my reading, but I promise to have a new book review tomorrow!

In the meantime, I’d like to share a wonderful Beatle-y gift that was given to me last weekend by my dear friend Lisa…

The Yellow Submarine Bath Bomb by Lush cosmetics! The image is a little deceptive…the bath bomb is a good 4″ long.

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You may remember my review of A Hard Days Night spa treatment I had at Lush. Now, I can’t wait to have submarine races (or battles) with my husband with a couple of these! You can purchase them online at Lush for $5.95 each. Enjoy!

 

 

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Review: Hard Day’s Night Treatment at Lush Spa (Philadelphia)

Inspired by the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, this Beatles-themed treatment takes away any tension. Gentle passive stretches and comfy pajamas send your busy brain into a golden slumber.” – Lush Spa

Lush Spa Philadelphia

Lush Spa Philadelphia

I admit that I’m not fond of massages.  They always have  left me disappointed in the end because I am just too high strung to actually relax for them.  Put that together with several masseuses who talk, talk, talk through the entire  massages and I usually walk out feeling like I’ve just wasted a whole lot of money!  But when I received a gift certificate from my dear friend Lisa for this treatment, I couldn’t help but get excited.

Lo and behold…this Hard Day’s Night Treatment at Lush Spa, my friends, is what a massage was meant to be!  With a soundtrack of Beatles song interpretations playing in the background, there is no talking done except for a few request such as to turn over, scoot down and then to meditate at the end. This experience was a true pleasure.  If you’re modest…not to worry!  The entire time you’re dressed in a pair of over-sized flannel pajamas.  With a combination of passive stretching and pressure point massage, this treatment fills the complete 75 minutes that it advertises.

But it doesn’t end there.  After your treatment is done, you return to the sitting area where tea and shortbread cookies await you. You are also presented with a gift bag that contains a Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb so that you can continue your relaxing experience when you get home.

My massage therapist was a lovely young woman named Stanette and she had just returned in May from four months of required training at Lush headquarters in Poole, UK.  She loves her job, she loves the company she works for and she gives you an amazing experience.  The store itself, was packed full of customers when I arrived.

There are over 900 Lush stores throughout the world (including a spa in  Liverpool, UK!), but there are only two Lush Spas in the United States where you can experience the Hard Day’s Night Treatment.  They are:

LUSH Spa Lexington, 783 Lexington Avenue, NYC

LUSH Spa Philadelphia, 1525 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

My advice to all you Beatles Freaks out there is to find the closest Lush Spa to you and schedule an appointment so you too can float away.  It is a bit pricey, but well worth it.  If you’re one of the thousands of Beatles fans that attends the Fest for Beatles Fans every year in metro New York City, you may want to make this little luxury a part of your Beatles weekend.  I’m actually looking forward to going back someday and letting my worries melt away again.

 This is a sample of all the songs that are played during this treatment. Imagine having a your hands massaged during “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and a scalp massage during “Golden Slumbers”.

I rate this Fab Four experience: 4 out of 4 Beetles!

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A GREAT gift that keeps giving from the White Feather Foundation

White Feather Foundation t-shirtI love this t-shirt!  My husband gave it to me several years ago as a christmas gift and it is without a doubt my favorite.  And, it’s held up through all the washings, dryings and being hung outside on the line to dry.

Now…a little bit about it:

This shirt is from Julian Lennon‘s White Feather Foundation and is “Ethically sourced and made from 100% organic cotton with proceeds going towards the White Feather Foundation causes.”

From the foundations website: The White Feather Foundation embraces environmental and humanitarian issues and in conjunction with partners from around the world helps to raise funds for the betterment of all life, and to honour those who have truly made a difference.

If you have a Beatles fan in your life and want to also give back, my advice would be to buy them one of these shirts.  I absolutely love the way this shirt wears, feels and makes me feel to wear it.  But be sure to order earlier to get it in time for the holidays since they are shipped from the U.K.

You can order the shirt (in black or white) here: http://www.whitefeatherfoundation.com/shop.htm

I rate this shirt: Four Beatles!

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