Thursday, February 4, 2010

Celebrate Art, Beauty and Chocolate at Neighborhood Spa

UPDATE: MOVED TO FEB 13, 2:00-6:00PM

Among the fairly diverse offerings on Mount Pleasant Street --take out and sit down restaurants, video rental, tailor, laundry, bar, yoga studio, dentist, jewelery store, pharmacy, and more-- there's also a full service spa. Barreiro Salon and Day Spa is at 3103 Mount Pleasant Street NW, at Irving Street. I'm not a spa expert, but they seem to offer every spa service one could want; massage (sign me up please!), waxing, mani + pedi, facials, hair care, skin care and more. Right here in the neighborhood. Who needs to go to Georgetown, Gallery Place or the suburbs? Just walk a few blocks and there you go.

Well, Barreiro Salon is hosting a Valentine themed event this Saturday; "Celebrate the A B C's!" As in Celebrate Art, Beauty, and Chocolate. Here's the breakdown.

Art: There's an art gallery inside of Barreiro. Yes, they've managed to create a gallery as part of the retail space. They are showing art by well known Latino artists with dual intent. The art adds to the allure of the space for customers, but its also for show and sale. You'll be one of the first to see the gallery this weekend if you attend.

Beauty: If you haven't noticed, the event is being held in a salon! They'll be offering all the usual services that day, but you should call ahead to schedule. Check out the website for all the details. Massages and facials will be discounted on Saturday.

Chocolate: The salon is also teaming up with The Cacao Tree, an artisan chocolatier (uh, I want that as my job title). Not sure if anything is vegan, but Cacao Tree offers about two dozen types of truffles and other sweet confections. They even got some national attention the last year when the owner met the President and left a few samples for him. I'm sure that was on the house!

So, quite an event they've put together. I'm sitting at this computer and my hands are saying "type!" but my back is saying "call and make a massage appointment you fool." I just might.

The details for Celebrate Art, Beauty and Chocolate:

Who: Barreiro Salon and The Cacao Tree
What: Celebrate Art, Beauty and Chocolate!
When: Saturday February 13, 2010, 2:00-6:00pm
Where: Barreiro Salon, 3103 Mount Pleasant Street NW
Why: Because its freaking cold outside and a deep tissue massage sounds divine, and I can pretty much roll out of bed and land on their doorstep. Is that good enough?