Fall is known for changing leaves, chilly evening, and PSL everything. From beverages to hair colors, we just can’t get enough pumpkin spice at this time of year. And guess what? For a limited time, if you are in the Seattle area, you can add pumpkin spa treatments to that list.
Penelope & The Beauty Bar is a premier spa nestled inside of the luxe Fairmont Olympic Hotel and they are serving up pumkin-inspired spa treatments this fall. In case you’re not familiar with where they are located, it’s pretty snazzy. This historic hotel is a landmark in the heart of downtown Settle since 1924. It’s known for its regal appearance and the Penelope spa is a reflection of that in their cozy digs on the ground floor of the hotel.
Disclosure: I received complimentary services from Penelope & The Beauty Bar. All opinions are 100% my own.
Penelope & The Beauty Bar Review
As soon as I walked into the spa I was greeted by a group of welcoming members of the Penelope & The Beauty Bar team. Something that immediately stood out to me what how hospitable this bunch was. They called me by my name and helped me get settled in before my treatment. Now, this isn’t my first time at the spa, but it’s my first time feeling so at home during a visit. I know that individuals that work in this business are typically friendly, but this group of people made me feel welcomed and their actions felt authentic. Within two minutes, I already felt comfortable at Penelope & The Beauty Bar.
Speaking of the digs…
Once I changed into a plush robe, I headed to the lounge to wait for my treatments to begin. Personally, I really like to spend a few minutes in the lounge before I get a spa treatment. It allows me time to clear my mind and to do a little unwinding before the good stuff gets started. The lounge at Penelope & Th Beauty Bar is perfect for this. The beautiful room is adorned with a chandelier and several comfortable seating areas with all of the creature comforts that you could ask for at a spa. The space has a beverage station for both hot and cold drinks, dancing candles that fill the air with a lovely floral fragrance, and soft music to really help you chill out. Every moment I spent in this room made me feel more relaxed. After taking a few sips of hot tea and flipping through a magazine, I started to feel present, something that I struggle to maintain in my life.
When it was time for my treatments, I headed to the treatment room with my therapist. This room was draped in white everything, with a similar serene design aesthetic as the lounge. It was pretty, but my focus was on the delightful pumpkin-infused treatments that I received during my visit.
Both of my treatments included the seasonal pumpkin scrub. The pumpkin scrub includes autumn-inspired ingredients that like pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. It smells just like pumpkin pie, and I bet it tastes better than any PSL on the market. This limited time scrub is made with local, organic pumpkin too. While pumpkin is a pop culture all favorite at this time of year, it’s also really good for your skin. Pumpkin is packed with enzymes and AHAs (Alpha hydroxy acids). Both help to increase cell turnover to promote smoother skin. Combined with sugar and coconut oil, this scrub is the perfect fall treat to revitalize your skin for the season.
I tried two treatments at Penelope & The Beauty that with their pumpkin scrub:
PERFECTLY PAMPERED Foot Scrub/Massage
(40 Minutes) Non-Members $130 -Members – $110
I love a good foot massage and this treatment is a real treat for hardworking feet. It’s a luxurious treatment that will leave your feet feeling soft and smooth after being exfoliated and nourished with the pumpkin scrub. All while a skilled therapist gently works the reflex areas of your feet to alleviate foot pain, while rejuvenating your body with the power of massage.
PENELOPE POLISH for the body
(25 Minutes) Non-Members – $115 Members – $85
This thorough and effective body polish improves skin texture and appearance. It resurfaces dull, dry skin, leaving it incredibly soft, luminous, and delicious. Infused with local, organic pumpkin, this short treatment will have you feeling like new.
I enjoyed both of the treatments that I received at Penelope & The Beauty Bar. They were a real treat for my mind, body, and soul. The best part is that the experience didn’t end after my visit to the spa because my therapist sent me home with a small container of the pumpkin scrub. Just another example of the hospitality I received during my visit. I plan on using it twice a week to keep my skill smooth and smelling like the fall season.