Tag Archives: La Prairie

Experience Swiss Luxury in Bel Air

10 Jan

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It’s Golden Globes weekend in Hollywood and I happily spent the first half of my day at Hotel Bel-Air. Not too shabby, can’t complain. Breakfast at Wolfgang Puck, followed by a much-needed facial at the La Prairie Spa.

I really find it impossible to grow tired of Hotel Bel-Air. In fact, if you aren’t from here I highly recommend taking a wrong turn (anywhere!) before turning into the hotel valet entrance. Homes in this elite neighborhood are breathtaking – and those are just the few visible from the road. The mind reels picturing what must behind those other gates and hedges.

Another suggestion when visiting this property: make time to enjoy the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. Don’t just go in for a spa service. Use the steam room (twinkly ceiling lights!), the relaxation room (wonderful treats & tea!) and Do. Not. Skip. The Showers! Complete with an overhead waterfall shower head, 360-degree streams, and warm towel waiting on a heated rack, this will hands down be your favorite shower ever. Short of George Clooney waiting inside to join you, it lacks for nothing. No disrespect, Amal.

Okay, enough shower talk. My esthetician today was Bette. She was lovely, knowledgeable about the brand, and charming with the 5-Star professionalism one would expect from such a facility.

My facial was 60 minutes of heaven – and she didn’t even make me feel like I had to apologize for going almost a year without having one. Truth be told, La Prairie products are so luxurious that they’d probably feel just as effective if she slathered them on me with a butter knife. That said, Bette hit all the right pressure points and instinctively honed in on the exact areas that were concerning me.

She introduced me to a few wonderful products, as well. If La Prairie fits into your budget, you honestly needn’t try another brand. Just save yourself the time. And, if you’re over 30 and serious about fighting signs of aging (!!!), consider investing in the La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, Ice Crystal Cream, White Caviar Illuminating Eye Cream and Illuminating Serum. It’ll be a decent price tag – but I know you’re worth it.

And by now, you should, too.

xx

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The Advanced Marine Biology Facial by La Prairie

20 Nov

If you’re going to splurge on a facial, take your punim to the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. The Advanced Marine Biology Facial will go down in the beauty books as one of the best facials ever!

From a water-filled hydromat body pillow to hot stones and a recipe of signature sea botanicals, this facial is 90 minutes of absolute heaven. La Prairie products are unquestionably some of the best on the market – but combined with head-to-foot pampering, this combo becomes an escape from daily life. Downside: I actually fell asleep for part of it. Big fail on my part.

If you want to treat yourself to a $300+ facial, this one’s worth shelling out for!

 
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie

701 Stone Canyon Road

Bel Air, 90077

310.909.1681