Wedding season is upon us, which means bachelorette season is in full swing. And if you’re anything like me, the thought of 48 hours spent partying just makes you want to take a nap. That was the situation I found myself in a few weeks ago, when I flew out to Las Vegas to attend my (very first!) bachelorette party. Because I happened to be traveling with a group of ladies who really know how to party, I made the decision to schedule in a little recovery time, and I am so glad I did. We stayed at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, which, while it isn’t home to Britney Spears (she’s across the street at Planet Hollywood), offers something even more amazing: the Sahra Spa & Hammam.
For those of you ladies planning a bachelorette trip to Vegas: You have to stop by this spot. The three hours I spent there were some of the most relaxing, restorative and refreshing I’ve ever spent—they totally helped me recover from the previous night’s cocktails while simultaneously preparing me for the upcoming evening’s debauched events. I opted for the 80-minute Balance & Harmony massage, which was a mix of Swedish and hot stone treatments, and took place in a blissfully relaxing room (I’m seriously still dreaming about the sheets they used on the massage table). After that I spent some time hopping from the whirlpool to the various steam rooms to the comfy loungers, nibbling on almonds and basically feeling much healthier than I had any right to feel, considering the goal of the weekend. I finished up my time with another first—a blowout—that left me looking sleek and chic and ready to go wild.
Many hours (and vodka drinks) later, I still felt a sense of inner calm (and outer glow) that I 100% attribute to my time at Sahra. It’s the one thing that happens in Vegas that I wish happened here, too!