Mitchell’s Salon – This Saturday’s Shout-Out

Preparing for my weekend girls-only trip to Florida, I decided to splurge and get a manicure and pedicure.  Sadly, I still had $$ left from a gift card Andy got me for Christmas in 2009!  (Being pregnant right afterwards and SICK didn’t make for many trips to the spa in 2010.)

I am a spa snob.  For manicures, pedicures, and facials (not haircuts) I’d rather save up and go to Mitchell’s even if it means going less often because you definitely pay a premium there.  I have tried other places but have never really been satisfied and must admit some of the strip mall nail places just scare me.  I usually only go to the TriCounty location, but remembered that there was one in Hyde Park near work.  So this week I was able to squeeze in both a pedi and a mani on different days. 

During my pedicure I fascinated the woman giving it by whipping up a few headbands.  Because, of course, I couldn’t just sit there and do nothing.  Totally.  Against.  My.  Nature.  I can’t help it, the headband-making is actually a bit therapeutic to me – kind of meditative.  So I threw together a couple of Florida Gator and XU ones while my toes were soaked, scrubbed and polished.  The perfect hour for me.

And you, do you have a favorite salon/spa??

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