On Sunday, 20th of May, we officially brought our 2011-2012 season to a close at Boston Ballet with the final performance of Fancy Free. The end of a season always feels like the end of an era as we put a whole year's hard work to rest and say goodbye to those who are leaving.
It is both happy and sad, but always highly anticipated. As with many highly anticipated things, once they arrive, it is difficult to get your head around the fact that what you have been waiting for has finally arrived. For me, I still can't believe that we don't just have a couple days off, but an entire two months of rest and rejuvenation.
Sometimes you find yourself in somewhat of a stunned state, however this time around, a few of my friends and I were prepared. We planned ahead and booked ourselves an entire Spa Day at G20 Spa and Salon on Newbury.
I think I can safely say that it was the best thing we could have done. A whole day's worth of much needed pampering left us all in a daze of bliss....it was beautiful:)
Some of you may wonder what on earth you would do at a spa for a whole day. Well, at G20, the options are endless, most of us arrived around 11 am, went straight to their fantastic penthouse and fixed ourselves an espresso by the fireside, all cozy in our bath robes.
My friends mostly went for the facials, which is a great idea after all the stage make-up we have had to slather on our faces for the past 10 months. I decided on a manicure and hair cut and dry...along with a considerable amount of time spent in their Brine Inhalation Room...(pictured above).The latter is a fantastic room with a flowing fountain and an atmosphere that carries you straight to the salty ocean air. It is rejuvenating to the max and a golden opportunity to lay down and filter the lungs...pure bliss!
Of course, with all of this relaxation and rejuvenation, we needed to make sure we had ample supplies of fuel. That was taken care of jointly by our gang, we had strawberries, chips and three layered hummus dip and...the most essential...bubbly:)
The peaceful, fresh and pink faces of my friends throughout the day were confirmation that we had hit the nail on its head with our spa day. It made all the strains (shhh...don't tell anyone I said that! Ballet is easy....effortless actually...;) ) of being a professional ballet dancer worth it.
After our physical pampering, we decided to make one more stop on our way home...and this stop naturally involved delicious tart and frozen yogurt from our favorite Pinkberry.
All in all, it was a day spent in heaven and the best part is...we are off to Charleston, SC tomorrow for a week and we are all dolled up and ready for the beach:)