This week, I attended Penelope & The Beauty Bar‘s Sixth Anniversary celebration in their space at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. I’ve been attending their annual celebrations for the past couple of years, and it’s always a well-done event.
For this year’s event, guests were treated to champagne and delightful nibbles, as well as mini-services (manicures, massages, skin consultations, etc.) and the opportunity to purchase anniversary specials at fantastic pricing.
I enjoyed a lovely European-style, waterless, manicure from one of the lovely aestithicians (perfect for my upcoming anniversary dinner out), and then a relaxing 15-minute massage with Mark (he was fantastic!). In between visits to the infrared Jade pod and glasses of champagne, it was an easy decision to purchase a specially-priced annual membership, providing me with a variety of services, an annual discount for goods and services beyond those, and the knowledge that I’m an “insider” at one of my favorite Seattle day spas.
Not only is Penelope’s a lovely place to enjoy a little self-care, but it’s located in one of Seattle’s most beautiful, historic hotel properties. The Fairmont Olympic is designed in what was the trendy Italian Renaissance style. The Spanish Ballroom and Foyer are two of the most beautiful rooms in Seattle (in my opinion). The property was the original site of the University of Washington‘s first campus. It’s a true Seattle institution.
During the holidays, the Fairmont Olympic offers afternoon tea, holiday tea with Santa and a wide variety of other holiday events, including being the host for the Seattle Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees.
This year, the culinary team at the Fairmont Olympic are opening a life-sized gingerbread house at the University Street entrance to the property. Opening November 23rd, it’s sure to become a Seattle holiday tradition.