Saturday, February 21, 2009

a day of friendship and pampering

Sometimes it’s nice to just have part of the day for taking care of one’s self and catching up with a great friend.  This week proved to be overwhelming for both of us in many ways, and getting a pedicure and grabbing some lunch was just the thing we both needed to relax, feel good about ourselves and just have a good laugh and some conversation.   

100_2356 There is a great salon called Signature Nails on Horizon Ridge, where a pedicure is only $20 (without gratuity, of course).  This time I also tried the paraffin wax hand treatment ($6) and it was divine!  It made my skin feel like a baby’s bum! 

100_2358Kristen also decided to get a manicure as well.  This place rocks, and they massage your feet for what seems like an eternity.  Most places just slather on the lotion and that’s it.  I went for a spring color since it’s warming up here, yay sunshine!  (at least for a few days)

After our pampering session, we decided to go to this cute little place called Espresso on Eastern and 2-15.  This place has such a great vibe with that small town feel you would never usually find in Vegas, even though it 100_2360is a chain.  And look at that mural!  Wow, I want that in my place :) It’s a great place to hang out, chat with friends, use the free Wi-Fi and even play some board games!  They feature many great and simple menu items for breakfast and lunch, not to mention the best Illy coffee concoctions. 

100_2359My personal favorite hot drink is the kyoto tea.  Hello reflection!  It comes in a cute little tea pot and it has the most wonderful flavor.  It tastes like nutty, buttery popcorn . . . yep, that’s right!  And look at the surprise we got when we lifted the cups!  So delish and comforting. 

100_2361We decided to split the chicken panini.  It was amazing!  Inside there is thinly grilled chicken breast, pesto, sundried tomatoes and gooey mozzarella all pressed between heavenly rosemary focaccia.  On the side they also gave us some sunchips and a balsamic-olive oil combo, but we didn’t eat too much of those.  It was the perfect lunch to enjoy with a great friend.  What I love about this place is that after we finished eating we just sat around and talked and didn’t have to worry about being rushed like a normal restaurant.  It was great! 


Do you have a favorite local place that is always great to go to and is like no other?


HangryPants said...

The panini looks delicious!

kristen :) said...

Yes it was amazing, it wasn't the ordinary ho-hum of a sandwich. I actually secretly wished we hadn't shared so I could have more to myself!