Where: Beverly Hills, CA
What makes it special
Traditional Korean day spas are amazing for a number of reasons (price point being at the top of the list), but sometimes you’re looking for a high-end experience. If that’s the case, you may want to check out Pellequr, a luxury women-only boutique Korean spa in the heart of Beverly Hills offering full-body scrubs, facials, massages, and reflexology. Not only do they use the best products from brands with cultish followings like Dr. Sturm and Iles Formula, but the immaculate new facility is totally Instagrammable: From marble-clad private treatment rooms and succulent-filled living walls to heart-shaped glass mugs with pink rosewater and bespoke chocolates from LA-based chocolatier Mirelli Chocolates. Pellequr does share some things in common with those standard Koreatown spas (they both involve water…), the overall experience is wholly different. If you have an hour and a half to spare in LA and the fountain of youth is on your list of must-see attractions, you’ll find it at Pellequr.
In your own words
“Admittedly, my only experience at a Korean day spa was an unpleasant, naked, and soggy one that left me feeling more filthy than fabulous. But as I learned when I visited Pellequr at the urging of my adventurous yet extremely discerning friend, not all Korean day spas are created equal.”
Recommended by: Rebecca Halpern. Favorite beach: Forte dei Marmi, Italy. Favorite apres ski spot: The hot tub at the Ritz Carlton, Beaver Creek, CO.
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