Beauty: Inside Look at International Orange Marin

Ever since becoming a mom of two, I haven’t been the best at carving out time for myself. The juggle is real. When people say going from one kid to two is way more work – they are right. I think moms have a hard time thinking about what they need to do for themselves in order to press the reset button on the craziness that life entails. I’m one of those moms.

I was really good about finding time to go to Pilates, lunch with girlfriends, and even pampering myself a little bit when I had just one child. But with two, I’m on auto-pilot. I just keep going and going without a break. I almost feel as though if I sit down I won’t be able to get back up to do everything that needs to get done.

A few weeks ago I realized if I didn’t stop to give myself a few hours off from work and life, I would collapse.

International Orange opened in Marin Country Mart and every time I am at the Mart, I remind myself that I need to make an appointment at International Orange. Well, finally I took the time to do it! I cleared my calendar and made an appointment to be pampered!

This spa is dreamy – not only is the design and aesthetic right up my alley, but you are transported into a calm and serene oasis. It is as if when you walk through the doors all of the weight on your shoulders is lifted off. I could have stayed for hours!

If you are someone needing a little time to recharge, this is the place for you. I felt like a new woman after my massage and facial. Everyone needs a little pampering!

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Since 2009, I’ve been documenting and sharing the small bits of inspiration that make up my daily life. Here, you’ll find musings on all things lifestyle, from fashion to motherhood. The common theme is recognizing and creating beauty in the everyday.