Afternoon tea at The Hay-Adams provides outstanding sips, food and views
Sometimes, a self-care day can save a month. From high tea on a rooftop to spa and meditation fixes, here are six options we love around town.
Salon Services: Logan 14 Salon and Spa
This eco-friendly salon and spa is committed to providing a wellness experience based on tranquility and transformation. Only using Aveda products, Logan 14 specializes in keratin treatments, blowouts, hair glosses and makeup services. Whether flaunting a new haircut or receiving a refreshing skin treatment, clients leave Logan 14 feeling calm, cool and confident. 1314 14th St. NW, 202.506.6868, logan14salonspa.com
Yoga and Meditation: Mandarin Oriental
Inhale rejuvenation and exhale stress with an exclusive yoga meditation at the Mandarin. A heated indoor pool (surrounded by chaise lounges) and a fitness center stocked with Peloton bikes are available along with private yoga and Zen classes. For ultimate relaxation, follow a steamy yoga class with a therapeutic massage or a cleansing facial at the adjacent spa center. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202.554.8588, mandarinoriental.com
Massage: Argentta Spa at The Watergate
Boasting more than 12,000 square feet of spa and fitness options, Argentta is known for its privacy and exclusivity. In addition to a state-of-the-art fitness center, a nail salon and an indoor pool, the spa’s upscale body treatments shouldn’t be missed. Hot stone massages, organic herbal compresses and customizable massage treatments range from 50 to 110 minutes of pure bliss. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 844.617.1972, thewatergatehotel.com
The Argentta Spa at The Watergate Hotel features a gorgeous indoor pool.
Workouts and Juice Bar: Equinox
Although Equinox is known for its expansive, luxury workout space; numerous fitness classes; and member perks, the center’s juice bar is its best-kept secret. The bar, supplied by Juice Press, serves freshly squeezed juices, protein shakes, acai bowls and smoothies for pre- and post-workout energy. The bar’s pomegranate recharge smoothie is packed with 25 grams of protein and hints of strawberry—perfect for a guilt-free treat. 1170 22nd St. NW, 202.974.6600, equinox.com
Afternoon Tea: The Hay-Adams
On the ninth floor, The Hay- Adams’ Lafayette restaurant features panoramic views of the White House. The tea menu offers a selection of tea sandwiches such as smoked salmon topped with radish slices and lime cream cheese. Warm scones and pastries are handcrafted by pastry chef Elenor Apolonio- Frantz. Whether enjoying a cup of oolong or mint tea, this rooftop spot remains one of the most luxurious experiences in town. 800 16th St. NW, 202.638.6600, hayadams.com
Rooftop Swim and Yoga: The Ven Embassy Row
The Ven Embassy Row’s ninth-floor rooftop bar and pool are the epitomai of stylish self-care. Take in views of DC’s skyline while sipping a cocktail on a lounge chair, or glide in the soothing saltwater pool. Weekly pool parties, weekend morning yoga classes and luxe cabanas are prime places to spend a spring or summer staycation. 2015 Massachusetts Ave., NW, 202.265.1600, thevenembassyrow.com
Photography by: courtesy of Washington.org; courtesy of Argentta Spa;