Sometimes a lady just needs to get away with her gal pals and have some plain old girlie fun. Phrases like “let’s do lunch” and “meet me at the nail salon” often ensue, but what if you could experience not one but four indulgences together without breaking the bank or bringing your own bubbly? Well the answer is you can, just secure a ticket to one of the monthly “4Ms” nights at Mon Petite Chou Salon and Spa. Mon Petite Chou (a French term of endearment) is a charming boutique salon and spa located on the bottom floor of a house at the corner of A1A and Old Beach Road in St. Augustine Beach. For the ticket price of $25 each attendee will receive 3 mini services and a cocktail. Snacks like healthy veggies and gluten free brownie bites are also provided for your munching pleasure. Guests receive a card at check in with appointment times spaced throughout the night ensuring that everyone experiences their services without feeling rushed and there is time to sip and giggle in-between. The cute cottage decor, private feel (space is limited to 20 guests), intimate home setting, and one on one attention you receive during each mini service makes it the perfect place to spend your next girls night out or have a mother/daughter date.
Start your night off right by putting yourself in the capable hands of massage therapist Kathleen Tanner. Enter the candle lit room, slide into the chair, and relax as the stress of work, house, and kids melts away. Be sure to mention any specific areas that need attention but otherwise enjoy the neck and shoulder focus which eases tension. Yes, it’s a mini massage but you may be surprised to find yourself feeling like you’ve just had an hour rubdown.
After unwinding with your first service, head out to the front patio to pay Mark Woods of Fun Coast Bartending a visit. Otherwise known as the “Tiki Tender,” Mark will be happy to describe what’s on offer for the evening. Each event features two cocktails. Choose between either a seasonal creation or their signature drink: the fizzy gin with lavender lemonade. This bright drink is made up of gin, fresh lemonade sweetened with handmade lavender syrup and finished off with club soda over ice. Cozy up in the outdoor lounge area and dish on the latest news before it’s time for more pampering.
Every lady wants perfectly polished digits in the hottest color. A quick hand massage moisturizes and relieves tired palms. Nails will be expertly shaped and painted leaving you with a desire to have your rings shined to match your pretty pinkies.
For the makeover service, choose between three beautification options. Experienced stylist Angela Byrd can curl, twist, knot or braid tresses into one of her unique creations. What girl doesn’t like having their hair played with? Or maybe you’d like owner and makeup artist Amanda Hopcraft to bring out your baby blues with an eye makeup application. If youthful glowing skin sounds good, then give the NuFACE microcurrent toning device a whirl.
So next time instead of getting your besties together to sit in a circle, braid each other’s hair and sing Kumbaya, take a modern approach. Reserve your spot at the next 4Ms night or have them set up a 4Ms night just for you (they accommodate private parties.) You will have introduced the gang to a hidden treasure and everyone will leave feeling like a million bucks. They’ll thank you for it!