America: Our annual spa day

Last updated on November 17th, 2023 at 03:48 pm

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Every year when I visit home my childhood best friend and I visit our favorite spa called Zi Spa which is a few towns over from where we grew up. It’s a chance to get out of town for her, and for us to catch up while getting pampered, just the two of us. Last year, we were both 6 months pregnant with our girls so it was a huge celebration this year as it was her first time away from her daughter. 

zi spa spokane annual visit

It is rare to have a friend that you have literally shared your whole life with, I am blessed that I have that with her. No matter how long it goes before I am visiting we pick up just as we left off when I moved, inseparable. I still can’t believe we had our daughters the same day. It will forever be a magical story for us. She is more like a sister to me, close to my family and I to hers. We have never had an argument or disagreement ever. I truly think she is the nicest person I have ever met in my entire life with the biggest heart. 

zi spa spokane day

 

The Zi Spa is amazing too. The staff are all super friendly and welcoming. The facials there are one of my favorites. I have many facials that leave my face burning and feeling greasy but my skin was left feeling soft and glowing the way it should feel after an amazing facial. We got luxury pedicures too. I love that they massage your whole leg and feet for more than 30 seconds you get at other places. Overall, this is a big reason we return year after year, it’s a great spa. 

What is a spa day without champagne lemonade! Forget the mimosas, lemonade instead of orange juice is the new way forward! So yummy. A great way to celebrate our pampering spa day together. Funny enough we even got the same beauticians doing our facials and pedicures that we had last year. It’s always a great feeling when they remember us from year to year. It’s a tradition we hope to keep carrying out every year.

ugly fish sushi post falls

I love, love sushi and it’s a shame Mr P isn’t as keen on it as me.

After we finished our spa treatments instead of having lunch at the spa like we normally do, we decided to branch out and go for some sushi next door at Ugly Fish. It was amazing. As you can see the presentation was beautiful, the pomegranate green tea came in a stunning pitcher with ice in the middle that I am desperately searching the internet for now, and the food tasted absolutely lip smacking-ly delicious! We stuffed our faces full of various rolls. I could eat so much sushi it’s unbelievable, stocking up because I don’t get it enough. 

shopping spokane valley mall

If spa treatments and amazing sushi wasn’t enough, we hit the mall down the street to do some annual shopping. Last year, we had both just found out we were having girls so we wiped the mall cleaning of adorable baby girl outfits. Half of our daughters’ wardrobes are matching because of this. This year we thought it was time we spoil ourselves and spoil we did. I bought numerous maxi dresses, skirts, sandals, a new wallet, statement necklaces, and a pair of those pants that feel like pjs still unsure if I can pull them off! lol I was even excited when I found this necklace above to match a skirt I bought in another store. They were made for each other or at least this is what I told myself when I was purchasing it. 

dressed up for ladies night

We ended our annual spa/shopping day by getting dressed up in some of our new attire and going out for a late dinner at Twigs. It’s a swanky bistrobar and restaurant next to where we were staying. The food was delicious and we were starving by time we got ready and got there.

The sun had gone down and a cool breeze was blowing which made for a lovely evening too. It really was the perfect day.  

Twigs Spokane Valley Mall Bistro & Bar

The bar was very trendy. I loved the decor inside and the far wall was adorned with numerous colorful bottles. I am not a huge drinker but I loved the look of this. If I ever had a bar in my house, I would do this to one wall for the style. 

twigs bar background drinks

Back at our hotel we enjoyed our ‘to go’ desserts Twigs T’more as we thought the hot tub would still be open and we were going to take a dip before dessert and bed. Sadly it was shut down for maintenance. 

I slipped out my new favorite pjs from Forever 21 and drifted off to sleep knowing I didn’t have to get up with the kids in the morning. It was a perfect spa/shopping day with my bestie. One we do every year and every year feels more and more special to me. 

I love you R!

forever 21 pjs 

*excuse the grainy cell phone photos I forgot my big camera

48 thoughts on “America: Our annual spa day”

  1. You’re so lucky to have such a long time friend! And this is the perfect day to spend it with her. Genius idea with the spa day. You two looked so refreshed and relaxed.

    Maria
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    • The sushi snake thing is a caterpillar full of ‘cooked’ eel that taste like bbq chicken I promise. It’s my favorite! lol Spa and shopping were amazing.

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    • Thank you so much. It really is a great tradition we have and I hope it long continues forever and ever. She has been in my life my whole life. It’s a tad more fabulous in the states then in the UK hahahaha So great to be home.

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  2. Love the tradition of your annual spa day, I think this is something we all need to adopt! Fabulous spa treatments, shopping, scrummy food and getting to spend a full day with an old friend sounds heavenly!

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  3. You can’t beat a best friend and age sounds like one of your soul mates. I love friends like that, I have about 5 like that and no matter how long it’s been, we just pick up where we left off. Your weekend looks amazing there. Ahhh I need to book a spa!

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    • Do it you deserve it. I don’t think I do enough of them. Lol I am truly blessed to have her friendship and I hope our kids have the same too growing up.

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  4. Oh my goodness, THE perfect day! Sounds like you had an awesome time and that bar looks amazing! Sounds like you have a wonderful friendship, definitely won to treasure. I hope your girls will be as close when they grow up x x

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    • I know we keep saying that about our daughters. Would be amazing if they are just as close as us. It’s a great time and one I truly cherish every year.

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  5. Sounds like you had fun! Nice to see that traditions can continue, even with kids on the scene 🙂

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    • Exactly. We always said that it will be our time to be together just us two. It’s good to get help with the kids and still be able to get away together.

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  6. So nice for you to have the link of your girls as well as your history together. Spa’s aren’t my thing but looks like you had a great time, and who can beat shopping with a bestmate?!

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    • I know we are very lucky as our fathers were best friends too so may it long continue through our generation of children. We have so much history together and great memories to come too.

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  7. How wonderful to have a friend like that! I wish I had one. It sounds like the perfect day (and night!) to me. Although I have never been to a spa, you’ve really made me want one now! x

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    • Oh you are really missing out on the spa. Go great yourself. People always think they are not spa lovers but after trying a few and various treatments I am truly hooked to then. Need to win the lottery so I can make it a more regular thing. Lol

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  8. Looks like you had the perfect day! It really is wonderful to have a friend to share these special moments with, and since you had your babies together, she must be extra special.

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    • Yes she truly is and even more family ties our fathers were best friends too. So our families have been tied close together for generations and hopefully more generations to come.

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    • Thanks hunny. Yes I am ever so grateful to have such a great friendship with her as our fathers did and hopefully our daughters will too. We always have so much fun together.

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    • As soon as baby joins the family and you settle in get yourself booked in. You deserve it. Spa day are such a great way to rejuvenate your energy and keep up with those little people. Hahaha it was truly amazing and I am very lucky to have such a great best friend.

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  9. It’s wonderful that you are still so close to your childhood friend. Your spa days are a great tradition. My bestie lives quite far away so we don’t get to see each other often but when we do it’s like no time has passed at all. I hope you enjoy the rest of your break x

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    • I think so too and it’s even more meaningful that our father’s were best friends and hopefully our daughters will be too! It’s been a great time home for sure. Will be hard to leave.

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  10. What a lovely post. This sounds like the most heavenly day. I can’t believe you and your best friend gave birth on the same day. That is amazing and so wonderful for you and your girls. You are really blessed to have such a special friendship. Treasure it. Hugs Mrs H xxxx #sharewithme

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    • I know even more crazy is our fathers are best friends too! So may the tradition keep passing from generation to generation. I am the same, I can’t believe we had our girls the same day. It will forever be a day to talk about.

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  11. I love a spa day! I am off for the six weeks alone with my two crazy babies so I intend to plan lots of relaxing fun on the weekend. A spa day is a must. You look beaut and I really loved the statement necklace! Hope you’re having lots of fun xxx

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    • Thank you so much hunny. Wow six weeks you definitely get a few spa trips in there. Enjoy hunny. We are having too much fun will be hard to come home from and come down from the high of it all! lol

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    • It truly is heaven on earth over here. Will be so hard to leave all my family and friends and the kids are having so much fun. I have never ever seen them so happy and they are so much easier to take care of when they are happy and playing with family and friends too! I love coming home and making more memories with her. Our father’s were besties and we have been our whole lives and now watching our kids together, we can continue that tradition.

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    • Yes we are great at keeping in touch through texting, emails, social media and facetime. Technology really has made it so much easier to live abroad now.

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