Fall has arrived! For those of you rolling your eyes at our 85 degree “autumn” weather here in San Antonio, Texas, it’s a heck of a lot better than being in the 100+ degree heat! When you think of fall, you think about cooler mornings, windier evenings, and summer officially ending. Fall is my favorite time of year; now being officially self employed and having more freedom to enjoy life, these are some of the things that I plan on enjoying to celebrate the season.
The Pumpkin craze: Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin oreos, pumpkin beer, pumpkin facials, pumpkin massages, pumpkin manicures & pedicures, pumpkin candles, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin ice cream, and last but not least…The pumpkin spiced latte…YUM! (Starbucks shout-out!) I probably gained about 20 lbs just typing up this list, haha, but, you gotta admit, all of the listed is pretty enjoyable.
Not a “Fashionista”: So for those that personally know me, I am a very plain Jane when it comes to the fashion world. Jeans, boots, sweaters, jackets, thick socks, and hats are my thing and are in “style” during the fall season. Nothing cozy like a warm pair of yoga pants to bum around in! My favorite colors are fall faves too, black, browns, taupes, dark greens, plums, and coppers! No more summer pink everywhere you turn!
Shut up and Drive: Fall is the best time to open up your windows, sunroof, and turn up the jams and just drive through scenic country roads. Try it on a day off and appreciate the beauty!
Places all to yourself: Its school time, so that means, movie theatres, malls, restaurants, and pretty much anywhere you go during the week is not crowed with screaming summer kids. I’m sure stay at home moms love the peace and quiet with their children being in school.
BOO! Halloween: Nothing more fun than decorating the house, carving pumpkins with the family, passing out candies to the trick or treaters, and seeing all the cool costumes. Halloween is MY Christmas. The main perk of being an adult on Halloween: NO candy limit…all you can eat!
More sleep: Whether you’re a morning person or not, it’s nice to know you have an extra hour to sleep in if you want to, thanks to daylight savings. I know many friends and family members totally appreciate that hour of sleeping in.
Thanksgiving: All the food! Turkey, mashers, stuffing, pies…that’s what it’s all about! Ok, totally kidding! Thanksgiving is the one day (or night) you get to sit down, feast, and hang out with your family and full bellies. How can you not be thankful on such a day?
In celebration of my favorite season, I have some festive autumn themed spa treatments at my spa studio. If you’re in the San Antonio area, be sure to schedule one!
Seasonal Specials (Till December 1st)
Pumpkin Spice Foot Facial $50-A foot facial is the perfect antidote for stress, tired feet & general fatigue. Your feet work hard; let’s give them a long overdue rest along with softening your skin. Warm up this fall with a delicious scented pumpkin spice foot facial. This Fall foot treatment includes a cleanse, exfoliating scrub, warm hydrating mask, hot towel wrap, foot & calf massage & warm booties all while relaxing on a cozy, heated table. This treatment is sure to melt the stress away!! 45 minutes
Pumpkin Back Treatment $70-This “back facial” consists of a deep cleansing, exfoliation with a pumpkin scrub, & massage using a special nutrient enriched and deliciously scented pumpkin oil. The pumpkin enzyme mask will then nourish your skin before being enriched with a moisturizing pumpkin butter lotion. The benefits of pumpkin include natural exfoliation, increased hydration, skin healing, restoration of elasticity, inhibition of breakouts, & aging reversal through increased cell turnover! 50 minutes
Pumpkin Cheesecake Facial (All Skin Types) $60-Pumpkin “nature’s natural collagen” is the perfect way to celebrate fall and replenish dry, summer skin. The Pumpkin Facial exfoliates surface skin cells (Anti aging results can be seen by the reduction of lines and wrinkles in addition to an improvement in the skin’s elasticity.), provides antioxidant support, stimulates collagen activity, uses a warming pumpkin mask and leaves skin feeling smooth and perfectly polished! This festive facial is a seasonal favorite, and I am sure it will be one of yours too! 50 minutes
Spiced Cider Facial (All Skin Types) $70-A beautiful medley of fall scents such as fresh apples, nutmeg and cinnamon. This facial delivers a comforting, warming effect on the skin perfect for the autumn months. Packed with malic acid from apples to exfoliate your skin and filled with rich antioxidants, vitamin C, and enzymes to help hydrate, firm and improve skin tone. The mask contains nutmeg to soothe inflammation. Cinnamon creates a warming sensation in the skin while honeysuckle and passionflower provide anti-aging benefits for healthy nourished skin. 50 minutes
**Facials include extractions, arm & hand, décolleté, neck, shoulder, & scalp massage. **Add an eyebrow or lip wax to your seasonal facial & receive it at half off.