Here’s Where to Bathe in a Pumpkin Spice Latte in Philly
With the darker, cooler days of fall fast approaching and the conclusion of beach season, sometimes we start to get a bit lazy in the beauty department. Goodbye to that regular mani-pedi, beach waves and sun-kissed tan and hello to nail breakage, brittle locks and a pale computer glow — yikes.
Amend your negligent ways and treat yourself to some off-the-clock pampering with these fall-themed treatments offered by our favorite spas, because you deserve to look and feel your best all year round. (Bonus: The pumpkin spice one has way less calories than its Starbucks counterpart.)
Pumpkin Spice Float // Joseph Anthony
As wonderful as organic brown sugar scrubs and beer floats sound, it’s all about the Pumpkin Spice Float: a mud-based, pumpkin enzyme float that provides head-to-toe body detox. This festive treatment is quite popular for a reason — we’re told that the level of relaxation is equivalent to four hours of sleep. Tip: This month, get a special package price if you include a Swedish massage or signature facial. $130 (include a massage or facial for $175). 243 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, 610-459-4663.
Smashing Pumpkin Facial // Moko Organic Beauty Studio
This Old City spa is bringing back a fall favorite that we spotlighted last year: the Smashing Pumpkin Facial. In addition to the aromatherapy benefits of the cinnamon steam (used to open facial pores), their house-made pumpkin mask boosts natural collagen production and has antioxidants that fight signs of aging, acne and inflammation. Move over Acai, there’s a new superfruit in town. $100 for first visits, 55 North 3rd Street, Old City, 215-922-6656.
Detoxifying Wrap// Body Restoration
Not really into pumpkins? No worries; maybe all you need is a total body reset after a long summer. This simple Detoxifying Wrap uses a gel that helps to rid the body of water retention, followed by exfoliation and an application of soothing marine mud infused with fruit enzymes and mineral-rich seaweed. You are then cocooned in a thermal blanket that relaxes you to sleep. After showering off, enjoy a moisturizing massage that will take you back to the carefree days of lying on the beach. Monday-Friday, 90 minutes, $120; Saturday-Sunday, 90 minutes, $130. 1611 Walnut Street, #3, Rittenhouse, 215-569-9599.