Radiant Sip & Spa treatments at Ravella make for the perfect Girls’ Night Out

martiniWhat better way to relax and unwind with your group of girls than with cocktails and spa treatments?

I’ll make a bet that even your favorite happy hour spot doesn’t offer both. Every Thursday, grab the gals and head to the spa at Lake Las Vegas’ Ravella for “Sip & Spa Thursdays.” This weekly event offers a spa or salon treatment paired with a tasty signature cocktail. With something different each week, Sip & Spa is the perfect chance to escape your day-to-day routine for a couple hours of “me” time.

“Sip & Spa Thursdays is an opportunity to escape the everyday bustle of the Strip to socialize and relax,” said Nancy DiMaio, director of spa and fitness at The Spa at Ravella. “The idea is to provide [ladies] the chance to catch up with friends, enjoy a cocktail and pamper themselves at an affordable price.”

Sip & Spa Thursdays include a miniature treatment, a signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres and spa gift for only $25 per person. Or, if you decide to skip on the spa treatment, it’s only $10. Each week, you’ll leave with a gift and also be entered to win a gift basket.

The schedule is as follows (every Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m.):

  • Mojitos & Makeovers: Sept. 15 and Nov. 10
  • Mai Tais & Massages: Sept. 22
  • Bellinis & Brows: Sept. 29
  • spa_3Ritas & Relaxation: Oct. 6
  • Long Islands & Lashes: Oct. 13
  • Absinthe & Aromatherapy:  Oct. 20
  • Tinis & Tinsel: Oct. 27 and Nov. 17
  • Martinis & Manicures: Nov. 3

And for all you moms, you won’t even have to worry about getting a sitter. The spa offers complimentary child care so busy moms can have just as much fun as the single ladies.

If you enjoyed your stay at the spa so much that you want to come back for a full day experience, I would definitely take advantage of all the spa amenities.

With fall soon approaching, I wouldn’t miss out on the beautiful lagoon with a white sand beach and waterfall. I just came back from a stay-cation here and felt like I was a million miles away from everything. In addition, if you decide to take a break from a workout, there is a terrace outside of the gym with views of the desert mountains.

Space is limited for Sip & Spa Thursdays. Call (702) 567-4600 to book your reservation. Perfect for bachelorette parties, birthday gatherings or just plain catching up with the gals, this is something that’s both luxurious and affordable. And unlike a typical club setting, you won’t have to worry about any aggressive guys bothering you.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.