Part of my very, very difficult job is scouting out the latest and greatest places to relax and get pretty, and this past weekend I had an opportunity to spend more than a few hours at Eleven Salon & Spa. Frankly, I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting this around-the-corner oasis—but now that I have, I can’t wait to go back!
When pulling up to this posh retreat, you’d never know that 11,000 square feet of bliss is waiting within the doors. The sprawling spa offers everything from massages and facials to body treatments, while the full-service salon fulfills every hair need and the adorable nail enclave has your hands and feet covered. The outdoor lounge complete with wading pool and cabanas for outdoor massages was calling my name—but first I had the pleasure of meeting owner Nikki Oden before her staff melted my cares away. And that glass of champagne (which is offered to every guest, even if they’re just there for a brow shaping) certainly helped.
After sitting a spell in the Delano-esque lounge, I started with a sublime massage that really got my experience off on the right foot. Then with my muscles (and mind) at ease, I had a fabulous facial that incorporated Eleven’s exclusive skincare products (stay tuned for a post on their new system!). While my face was steaming, my hands and arms received an incredible treatment that I’d never experienced before. My aesthetician, Loreen, used exfoliating beads to manually slough off any rough skin, and these beads transformed into an acid-based skin-smoothing treatment when mixed with body lotion. After cleansing, an enzyme peel, a few extractions and a mask, I was off to the salon for a blowout. Then, me and my smooth, sleek coif headed for a pedicure. I’m a sucker for a pedicure that uses a bowl as opposed to a germ-laden foot spa, and I can safely say that my feet never looked or felt better than they still do five days after my visit. Truthfully, the only downside was that I had to leave.
So if you live in SoFla, or are planning a visit (haven’t you heard Delray Beach is South Florida’s emerging “It” town?), be sure to make the time to visit Eleven Salon & Spa… You can thank me later.