with a little pumpkin and a big ahhhhh! That sums up my latest spa visit at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia.

It’s been a while since I’ve spent time in a Ritz-Carlton but was quickly reminded of the excellent service and high-end charm when I walked in a few weeks ago for a spa day of treatments and relaxing lunch.  As their motto says, “We are Ladies and Gentlemen serving Ladies and Gentlemen,’ which exemplifies the anticipatory service provided by all staff members.”

Their Fall into Fall with Two Seasonal Treatments for $99 caught my eye when my girlfriend said let’s go to the Ritz for a spa day. My hours of bliss included:

  • Pumpkin Peel Facial: Perfect for fall, this was a 20-minute gentle but effective pumpkin enzyme peel with light massage and mask. Did you know Pumpkin is great for the skin as its rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc and natural enzymes? And Sophie is a great esthetician I need to go back to see!
  • Express Pedicure: 30 minute foot treatment with soak, trim, buff and polish by Fariba.
  • Therapeutic Massage: 50 heavenly minutes with Brian, an awesome masseuse. My girlfriend also loves Jimmy.

They have a full menu of Spa Journeys, massages, wraps, facials, hair, makeup, nails and also a range of organic treatments. And before the hours of relaxation, I worked out in their newly renovated fitness center but didn’t get time for the relaxation pool (full of natural salts instead of chemicals).

We ended our spa day with a light lunch at Entyse, their wine bar and lounge. It was the perfect fall into Autumn! :)[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]