So it was Labor Day and my friend Amy and I wanted pedicures. Who knew our favorite place would be closed. And our next favorite places. And, well, most of the local places we've never tried but would be willing to...
However, I happened to have in my car a menu for "Spa Bellisimo" (which I'd never been to but picked up when I was in the area some weeks before) and so we called to see if their "foot facials" were included polish. Spa Bellisimo was closed but the phone was forwarded to their sister spa, Aria Day Spa, which was note only open, but their foot facials did include polish.
The price was steep. For $120 (not including tip) we could reserve a private suite for our pedicures. The service, based on the menu I had, seemed delightful and so we figured we'd splurge and pay the extra money for the added pampering.
When we arrived, we were led to a tranquil waiting room, which was nice, but were never told they were running late and were left waiting for 45 minutes. (At which point I had to ask if we were forgotten.)
We were supposed to be given choices from various foot masks, but were not. They chose for us and we were told they were trying to get rid of old stock. The pedicure itself was okay and they did a decent job for both of us, but it was not better than a pedicure that could be gotten for $20 and certainly sub par to some of the $40 pedicures I've had. There was no extra attention paid and nothing special at all about this "foot facial," unless you count the hype. Even the foot and calf massage it came with was lacking.
At the end we were supposed to be able to chose from a variety of Austrian crystal toe rings, but were not offered those either.
For these reasons, I would not recommend Aria to anyone. It is not that they are bad, really, but they are simply not worth what they charge. (And I would gladly pay the extra money for extra service.)