June 12, 2010

The little salon that could

Here's another post about something much closer to home. The salon I go to regularly is Marita's Wellness Center and, based on the name, I think you can guess that it's also a spa. It is located in a big house that got converted into a strip mall three blocks away from our house. If you look carefully at the reflections, you can see a tricycle waiting shed at the street corner, a couple of tarpaulin signs bearing the phone numbers of other establishments in the converted house, the restaurant and bar on the upper floor, and some of the spa attendants milling around outside (they were buying snacks from a vendor). It's nothing to look at outside or inside, but Marita's offers many of the services that big salons and spas have, at a fraction of the cost. It also has some services that even the big salon chains don't have, like eyebrow threading. After three weeks of lots of walking, I'm going to spend some quality time at Marita's this weekend. Anybody else care for a foot spa and pedicure for only 300 pesos (less than 7 U.S. dollars)?

Marita's Wellness Center

See what's reflecting what at James' Weekend Reflections.
Weekend Reflections


brattcat said...

I see you are tending to the important things during the first days of your return home. Enjoy.

Regina said...

Wow nice place Hilda.
Happy long weekend. And independence Day.

T. Becque said...

Oooh, sounds nice, enjoy it!

Dina said...

Hope the side-effects of hours of flying are subsiding.

Thanks for the lesson about eyebrow threading. I have a lot to learn.

Vernz said...

Baka the next thing I know, you had your frontyard na converted into commercial stalls.. hahahaha.. Welcome Back Hilds!

Cezar and Léia said...

ahhh some lights about your beauty secrets!HMMMM you are so adorable!
It's just the right "place"that mommy needs to visit! :)
So beautiful details in this picture!
Have a blessed weekend dear Hilda!
ahhh and don't forget to take pictures of the kitty there, I'm so curious! :)
purrs and love
Luna (and mommy Léia)

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful reflections, and the spa sounds great. Have a great weekend.

CafebyJW said...

Welcome home :)

I would go to salon too after my return trip.

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Rebecca said...

Sounds like a bargain to me!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Sounds like Manila is retail and service-oriented heaven. I'll take the manicure-pedicure combo! And then, head to one of those great cultural events.


Leif Hagen said...

We could sit and have pedicures together and talk blog talk! It's just not so easy getting from EAGAN to Manila! Zut alors!

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is so funny Hilda! You won't believe it but I am spending time at a spa today as well, getting my feet done! I am celebrating sticking to my diet for 3 weeks!
& the spa I am going to is very similar to the way yours is described.
Great reflection shot too, I should add.

Clytie said...

A foot spa sounds amazingly wonderful to a wanderer!

Nice reflections shot!

Jacob said...

I'll pass on the pedicure, but I'm glad to hear you have such a nice place close to home.

Hope that you enjoyed your trip!

Halcyon said...

Nice reflection. Sounds like a good place.

Ebie said...

I need all the works for me Hilds! The place so convenient and very reasonable. Great bargain!

Welcome home....Happy Independence Day!