If the holiday season has you feeling more frazzled than fabulous, you owe it to yourself to take a time out. Here are a few places offering different ways to relax, reset, and recharge so you’re at your best when Santa comes to town.
Pure Health of Beverly Hills
8907 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 270
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Pure Health is an integrated wellness center dedicated to whole body health. Personalized, individual care and attention is provided to address everything you need to maintain balance and gain rejuvenation. What makes them so great is they have a seasoned team of acupuncturists, chiropractors, nutritional counselors and massage/stretch therapists to address your stress from the inside out. Clients come here as a place of solace for mind and body. Make an appointment for acupuncture, an effective method of managing stress that also serves to improve healthy digestive function and sleep.
Golden Bridge Yoga
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Golden Bridge Yoga Santa Monica is the second west coast outpost of the “Original Home of Kundalini Yoga.” This is a spiritual village of solace and a place to enjoy an all-encompassing yogi lifestyle. Just entering this bright airy studio creates an immediate feeling of family and community. If you’re new to Kundalini yoga and meditation, this is the place to experience an authentic practice that follows 10,000 year-old traditions. You will walk away with your mind, body and soul fed with all benefits that come from this deceptively challenging practice.
Après at WET
930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
From now until January 5th, take the time to unwind and cozy up with your friends this season as WET becomes Après. Th pool area has become winterized with chic chalet décor, fire pits, s’mores and fondue stations, poolside games and other wonderland goodies. Pulling inspiration from the first W Hotel and Residences to open in Switzerland this month, WET’s poolside bar and the EWOW Cabana has been restyled into a Veuve Clicquot Après Ski Chalet, featuring specialty Veuve champagne cocktails to warm your soul. Après cabana reservations are available for a respite from the holiday hustle as you enjoy specialty menus by executive chef Dakota Weiss. Choose from a selection of treats that include table side s’mores bar and personal fondue menus that will put you back in the spirit of things.
Aura Yoga Studio
8608 #A West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Here, they’re all about quality over quantity. This is a yoga studio that will center you, surrounded by the juxtaposition that is Sunset Boulevard just outside its four walls. It’s an immaculate studio that features a unique, glowing lighting design meant to help students connect their auras with comfort and intention. Try out a class with Chau or Claudia for the ultimate full body and soul workout. Nothing chases away restless thoughts like a little bit of endorphin-fueled bliss.
Vogue Lash Bar
5041 Lankershim Blvd Suite ½
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Who doesn’t love that precious feeling of resting in a reclining chair and being pampered by capable hands? This esthetician ran studio offers world-class organic skincare and lash extensions to help you feel and look great at prices that won’t break your holiday budget. Vogue Signature flare lash extensions, such as “The Mariyn” come in a variety of styles that can last for over two weeks. Skin care services include microdermabrasion, a resurfacing treatment that utilizes diamond tips to polish skin to a fresh finish. It’s the perfect place to primp so you can look your best in all of your holiday party pics.
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Joy Bitonio has the phrase “Joie de Vivre” tattooed on her shoulder, a reminder to enjoy life every single day. She has a voracious appetite for fun, adventure, food, good cocktails and works out like a madwoman to keep it all together. Check out her other articles on CBS L.A. She also covers fitness on Examiner. Follow her on Twitter.