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So today was Sophie's Birthday. She is either 36 or 37, she cannot remember. Apparently, in her world, knowing your own age, is irrelevant. Anyways, we have a tradition, that on our birthdays, we try to go to the Olympus Day Spa for an afternoon. So this morning, Sophie, Lucy, and I, got up and headed out to fulfil the tradition.
For those of you that have never heard of this place, all I can say is, it is a part of heaven on earth. It is a Korean style, women's only, day spa with different temperature hot tubs, and heated rooms, heated floors. It is the ultimate escape for a woman to just lounge around, forget about life, and focus on your personal self. You can get body scrubs and massage, all types of spa treatments, if you so desire. If I have not sold you on this heaven, then this will......YOU GET TO WALK AROUND NAKED!! Yep, ladies, butt ass naked. There are areas where have to wear a robe, but leave your issues at the door and join the fun.
I am not going to lie, but part of the draw to this place is all the nakedness. This may sound like a self -help or Lifetime Movie moment, but, I love seeing beautiful women in all shapes and sizes, walking around with enough confidence to be naked in front of friends and strangers. You get to know each other right away, you all have a common naked bond. And watching the little old Korean women pain-staking scrub and wash and scrub and wash their skin, is amazing. These women are community that do not seem to have any problem grabbing a scrub brush and washing the back of the lady next to them.
Well Sophie and I have been there quite a few times, but have never tried the sit down and scrub method that the Korean women try. Every once in a while, you see a non-Korean women getting in on the experience, and the times I did, I always thought, wow they are brave. Well today Sophie and I were brave. While Lucy was getting her body scrub (which will have to be a hole other post to explain that one), we tried our hand at washing each others backs, just like the Korean women. Now if that is not true friendship, then I don't know what is.
Today just topped of an already amazing weekend.