Life can be so exhausting, right? The boss is a pain, the kids are screaming, your partner’s working late, car’s in the shop; it’s endless, what the day can throw at you sometimes. Studies show that in the midst of taking care of everything and everyone, we often forget ourselves. And that is NOT GOOD.
Studies also show that getting outside and walking around are two of the best self-care remedies. So while you’re enjoying some me-time and taking a pleasant stroll down Melrose, we recommend another remedy: pamper yourself! Pick up a little something special for Number One. With so many choices to soothe the body, mind, and soul, here are six options for head-to-toe happiness.
Who doesn’t love a luxurious warm bubble bath? Everything you need for a relaxing home spa experience is at the Melrose Beauty Center: candles that smell like everything from the sea to a garden in Provence, high-end body scrubs and bath foamers, rich moisturizers, and the most respected hair care brands. You won’t pay salon prices, either.
7617 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Monday – Saturday 1130a – 730p, Sunday 1p – 730p
Lenceria Boutique owner Juliana Correa is obsessed with finding luxurious items from international brands that whisper gently into the ears of SoCal ladies who strive for comfort. Her shop is immediately inviting – warm, friendly, and designed to transport you to any fantasy scenario that requires beautiful lingerie, unique swimwear, or fantastic accessories.
7619 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Tuesday – Sunday, 12p – 6pm or by appointment
Proper pampering starts on the inside, and at Glow Bio, your insides are all they care about. Nutritionist and best-selling author Kimberly Snyder has painstakingly developed an organic cleansing system that detoxes, reboots, energizes, and fortifies even the most abused body. While the best idea is to take home one of the pre-designed programs, you can certainly feel immediately better with just one smoothie or juice. Plus, the well-educated staff can help create the drink suited to your needs.
74736 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Monday – Friday 8a – 8p, Saturday and Sunday 9a – 8p
You will thank yourself for indulging in anything (OK, fine, EVERYTHING) at Neveux Artisan Creamery. Proprietor and Artisan Ice Creamologist (dream job) Leo Neveux offers hand-crafted sweet and savory concoctions using seasonal and unexpected ingredients that will blow your mind and delight your tongue. There are 30 flavors that range from simply yummy (like roasted banana or espresso caramel) to OMG gimme more (like caliente cinnamon chocolate or pepper peach).
7407 1/2 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Sunday – Wednesday 10a – 9p, Thursday – Saturday 10a – 10p
Don’t wait for someone else to do it, get yourself some beautiful buds. In addition to smelling delightful, they certainly perk up any room of the house. This time of year, the options are abundant and colorful. Your mood will immediately elevate walking into this shop, which smells like spring and showcases gorgeous individual flowers and arrangements. LA Royal Florist is a family-owned shop that sells locally grown Cali flowers, and it’s been on Melrose for 25 years.
7201 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Monday – Saturday 10a – 8p, Sunday 10a- 5p
The quest for inner peace often takes people to mystical places, like House of Intuition on Melrose. Here you will find an extraordinary selection of metaphysical items and services to heal, transform, and empower. There are goal-specific teas, balms, and essential oil sprays (all made in-house) as well as herbs, candles, books, incense, and ringing bowls. House of Intuition also offers readings, healings, and workshops taught by LA’s most elevated practitioners.
7449 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Everyday 12p – 8p