“I’ll take a full body massage, a facial, pedi and throw in a brow shape.”
This has been my monthly Whatsapp to Monika, the beautician and owner of Lemonade Skin and Nail Bar in Douglasdale, which just so happens to be 2.4kms away from home. (According to Garmin – the salon is on my running route.)
What started out last year December as a Christmas present from my sister has turned into one of my favourite times of the month. For a packaged deal, Monika offers x4 appointments every month for R599. Any four appointments! It’s a steal!
But here’s why I love it so much:
- It’s close to home which is super convenient.
- It’s me giving back to myself every month, which I’m finding more and more important.
- While I get my grey hairs covered, I get my feet pampered.
And then there’s Diesel and Hunter, Monika’s two dogs. They follow Monika everywhere and you have to watch your step or risk tripping over their sleeping masses!
During my massage, they’re under the bed snoring with me. While I’m having my pedi, they’re distracting Monika, wanting to play. They make me giggle and I love their welcoming tail-wags each time I arrive for my appointment.
I love heading to Lemonade every week for a daily dose of cheerfulness, dog hugging and spoiling. It’s important to identify things in your life that bring you joy.
The little things that make you stop and smile. To be around people who are positive about life. And trust me, weekly catchups with Monika, a successful entrepreneur at the age of 28, is incredibly inspiring. To spoil yourself once (or four times) a month.
It’s definitely worth the squeeze!