Pure Bliss

A sampling of November’s spa specials, the perfect treat for parties or staycations.

Carolyn Patten Health & Wellness

November spa treatments have a sweet theme from a Candy Cane Champagne Dream pedicure to a Brandied Pear Honey Plum Drizzle skin wrap.

In November, Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas is promoting its annual Spa, Sip & Savor event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. The trifecta party offers mini spa treatments, healthy treats, cocktails, and entertainment.

Tickets are $40 per person, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Find Food Bank in Coachella Valley. And through the end of the year, Omni’s “Touch of Bliss Spa Package” includes overnight lodging and your choice of a 50-minute spa treatment.

Spa La Quinta’s November specials have a sweet theme, starting with the Brandied Pear Honey Plum Drizzle, a scrub/moisturizer/wrap to smooth, soften, and deeply pamper skin that’s been subjected to too much sun and dry indoor air. The first step is exfoliation with brandy-infused sea salt, followed by a massage with fragrant, melted mango and cocoa butters, and it’s all topped off with a honey glaze wrap for your hands and feet.

The Candy Cane Champagne Dream pedicure — don’t you love these evocative names for luxury treatments? — begins with a minty, bubbly soak to soften dry skin and calluses. The sweet cream scented scrub that follows removes dead skin cells in preparation for deeply moisturizing Whoopie Cream application to reveal silky toes ready to dance at the next society event or dawdle by the pool. The whole treatment is accompanied with a chilled glass of Champagne.

Fall specials at the Rock Spa at the Hard Rock Hotel are good Monday to Thursday through the end of the year.

Spa La Quinta’s salon is featuring the Candy Cane Champagne Dream pedicure in November.

Each uses Farmhouse Fresh products, from a Texas company famous for its organic, natural bath and body line crafted with 99.6 percent natural and naturally derived ingredients from U.S. farms. Treatment specials include the Harvest Moon body scrub with agave nectar body oil, honey coconut body scrub, and caramel body milk; and the Sugar & Spice massage, which also uses caramel body milk.

Elements Spa at the Hilton Palm Springs has a number of specialty packages, from the quick Refresh, which includes a 30-minute massage, 30-minute facial, and mani-pedi; to the Prom Queen-To Be, Mommy-To-Be, and Bride To Be; and the grand indulgence of a 90-minute massage, 60-minute facial with an add-on, and spa mani-pedi. For a luxurious staycation, the Great Spa Getaway includes posh one-night accommodations and a $115 spa credit.

The Palm Springs Yacht Club at the Parker Palm Springs is working on a “fabulous facelift” for its pool, steam, and sauna area through the end of this month, but still has some tasty packages to offer, including the Vanilla Sundae — an hour-long custom massage, hour-long pore cleansing facial, and 90-minute spa mani-pedi.

And this month, Two Bunch Palms, which just re-opened after a major renovation and refresh, is rolling out myofascial, sound healing, and medical injury and rehab modalities.

The Palm Springs Yacht Club at the Parker Palm Springs will soon unveil its new look.


Elements Spa, Hilton Palm Springs
400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs 92262

Palm Springs Yacht Club at The Parker Palm Springs
4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs 92264

Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
150 S. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs 92262

Spa La Quinta at La Quinta Resort & Club
49499 Eisenhower Drive
La Quinta 92253

Spa Las Palmas at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa
41000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage 92270

Two Bunch Palms
667425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs 92240