Thinking about getting in a little R&R with the girls before the big day? Join the club -- spa bachelorette parties are hotter than ever right now, and for good reason. Personally, I can't think of anything better than an afternoon spent hanging out with my favorite crew, sipping champage, and indulging in a stress-busting treatment or two. Without further ado, here are my favorite spas for group pampering in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
New York: Townhouse Spa
This aptly named hot spot is situated in a beautifully renovated townhouse in the heart of NYC. It has several levels, private lounges, a truly insane sauna room, and really fun treatments like the uber-moisturizing JellyBath pedicure (which I'm a little bit obsessed with). If you go, you've got to try it. And let me know what you think!
39 West 56th Street, New York City (212-245-8006)
Chicago: The Elysian Spa & Health Club
It's modeled after an ancient Greek bathhouse, but there's nothing old-school about the modern, light-filled 14,000-square-foot space. It has about a zillion treatment rooms (no, really, the place is huge!), plus mosaic-tiled saline pools and saunas so luxurious, you won't ever want to emerge. Except you should, because Michigan Avenue -- one of my favorite shopping destinations of all time -- is just steps away.
11 East Walton Street, Chicago (312-646-1310)
Los Angeles: Spa at Terranea
The only thing better than a mind-numbing massage? A mind-numbing massage in full view of the Pacific Ocean. And that's exactly what you'll get here, in addition to great people-watching (celebs are frequent visitors) and private patios complete with hot tubs and fire pits. If you really want to go for it, check into one of the super-luxe bungalows and make a weekend of it.
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes (310-265-2740)