My association as a blogger with The Imperial New Delhi is an old one. I always love going to their events. For this Mother’s Day they invited me to The Imperial Salon for a pampering session and I truly loved it.
The Imperial’s Salon is housed in a beautiful building. The Spa is open only to the residents but the Salon can be used by other guests too!
The days are getting sweltering hot in my part of the world! My daughter Chhavi and I are getting baked on the tennis courts, she much more than me. The last match she won, it was played was in 41 degree Celsius and her opponent vomited and retired! Given this backdrop, the idea of spending sometime in the salon was tempting!
I love the decor of the place, it is elegant. I also love the fact that at the events I get to meet fellow bloggers! For the Mother’s Day session I went for a pedicure and hair wash session.
As my friends tell me, I am a bad customer for a salon! I will say you can apply any color nail polish when asked for a choice! I am someone who did not find time to get my hair trimmed for last 2 years at least!
But I have to say my hair looks amazing after the Kerastase treatment! I have frizzy, dry hair and they have been like this like always! It feels good to have tame soft, hair but then I know it will last for a few days! And then I will get sucked in my daily routine once again and salons will not figure in it in a long time!
So a big thank you to the Imperial Salon for making me pause and get pampered in advance for this Mother’s Day!
When I was young, Mother’s Day was not much of a concept in India. But now in Chhavi’s school they certainly talk about it. She has been busy making cards for me! Then I got a call from The Imperial, Delhi, they invited me to enjoy the Mother’s Day celebrations at their salon. I decided to have a facial as it has been ages since I had one! So this Friday, I was part of the Mother’s Day Special Celebrations at the Imperial Salon, Delhi.
The salon at the Imperial Hotel is open to the day guests but the spa is for the residents only. I was greeted by Diana at the Salon and she told me my facial would start as soon as I was ready!
She gave me a form to fill which had a few basic questions about the skin type, when did I had my last facial etc! I had to admit I don’t remember when I had my last facial!
I went inside the salon after a having a refreshing watermelon juice. Tashi was doing the facial for me. It was there signature Sufi Facial which would last an hour. For me it was one hour of bliss. More than anything else I loved the hot towels she would use from time to time. I was almost lulled to sleep. Tashi started with the cleanser, moved on to the scrub and then put on the face pack. All the products for the Sufi Facial have been developed in-house. After an hour, it was a radiant me, that walked out of the Imperial Salon.
The pampering continued over at lunch. I was dining again at the Spice Route. I am totally partial to Thai Food. The meal started with coconut water and ended with water chestnuts in coconut milk! There was glass noodle soup, noodle salad, jasmine rice, tofu and silkbean curd in between. I am forgetting the rice crackers, which I totally hogged on! By the end of lunch everyone was in a mood for a nap!
And that was not all, I got to carry two goody bags home, one from the Salon and the other from the bakery La Baguette! It was a super Friday for me, getting thoroughly pampered at the Imperial Salon followed by the lunch! I am going to remember the Mother’s Day Celebrations with the Imperial for a long time!
PS. I was invited by the Imperial, Delhi for the event.
I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.
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