Attention: all female professionals! Do you have trouble sleeping at night because you’re making lists in your head of all the things you need to remember to do in the spare time that you don’t have? Well, I just discovered a new night spa called Girl on the Go! that caters to busy professionals who can’t make appointments until after work. Genius, right? The spa is open until 10 p.m. during the week, and offers facials, body treatments, massage, waxing, makeup application, acupuncture, airbrush tanning, manicures… oh, and some services for men, too, that I didn’t bother reading about. All the products and treatments that they use are organic and natural so you don’t have to worry about toxic chemicals.
I opted for a manicure (it’s winter, so my toes can wait) and got a quick chair massage (that’s not on the normal spa menu, I just lucked out on the timing). My nails are this super sparkly gold color that I love (#allgoldeverything), and my shoulders feel less sore than they did after all those chaturangas I did in yoga class (#downwarddog). The prices are pretty affordable, and the staff seems really friendly. They also do spa parties for groups, which I think would be super fun for a bachelorette party.
The spa is located in Golden Hill, right next door to Counterpoint. If you’ve never been to happy hour at Counterpoint, you’re missing out on some seriously good deals – the wine is super cheap and there’re lots of tasty food options. The Brussels sprouts are a must, and I really like the cheeseburger because it has a spicy aioli sauce on it. The charcuterie and cheese board is also really popular. Counterpoint is definitely one of the most frequented spots in the neighborhood, and it seems everyone is friends with the owners who are usually working behind the bar.
Do yourself a favor – plan happy hour at Counterpoint, followed by a spa treatment at Girl on the Go! Don’t worry about busting your butt to get to happy hour before 6 p.m., because Counterpoint also does a late-night happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight. Embrace the late-night options!