Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Best Spa in Chicago!
St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is a fun, festive tradition. From the parades to the greening of the Chicago River, this town knows how to celebrate. People come from far and wide to be part of our celebration.
But, as Smithosonian.org reminds us, “St. Patrick’s Day hasn’t always been about beer, shamrocks and wearing green.” In fact, they say, “St. Patrick’s Day was a dry holiday in Ireland.” It was a Catholic feast day celebrating Ireland’s patron saint. Irish pubs didn’t open on St. Patrick’s Day until 1970.
On this side of the Atlantic, it was a different story entirely. “Drinking was much more of a fixture in American celebrations of the holiday, starting as early as the 18th century,” the experts at Smithsonian.org tell us. “In the early 1900s, drinking green beer instead of the normal amber stuff started becoming a part of the festivities in the United States–but the term might’ve caused some confusion at first. In the late 1800s, ‘green beer’ was a term for a beverage that hadn’t fully finished the fermentation process, which gave it a bad taste and caused stomach upset.”
Drinking isn’t high on the agenda for everyone who will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago this year, but wearing green certainly is! Have you ever wondered why green is the color we use to celebrate St. Patrick? We did!
According to the Christina Science Monitor, centuries ago St. Patrick and his feast day were associated with the color blue. Apparently, green started taking over in the 1600s. The change stuck – for good reason! “Green is one of the colors in Ireland’s tri-color flag, and it has been used in the flags of several Irish revolutionary groups throughout history. Ireland is the ‘Emerald Isle,’ so named for its lush green landscape,” the Christian Science Monitor reports.
And don’t forget – shamrocks are green, too. According to legend, St. Patrick used the three leaves of the shamrock to teach about the Holy Trinity.
If you want to go the extra mile or take your St. Paddy’s Day chic to a new level, stop in at Spa Space, the best day spa in Chicago! We’ll help you stand out from the crowd with a delicious manicure finished off with a coat of fresh green polish.
If you’re in a hurry to get to the party, try our No-Chip Manicure. Your nails will look great longer than you would expect – up to two full weeks! The No-Chip Manicure at Chicago’s Spa Space will also introduce you to the joys of a manicure that dries instantly! What’s not to love? You can upgrade any of our already delightful manicures to a No-Chip Manicure for $20.
There’s the Spa Space Signature Manicure, our classic manicure with a green tea and lemongrass twist. If it’s been a while since your last manicure or if you’re one of those who tend to be rough on your nails, you may want to consider our Road to Recovery Manicure.
It’s perfect if your nails are short, damaged or peeling. We’ll put your hands on the right track with this extended transformative service designed to treat hands, cuticles and nails. You will be sent home with a treatment product (a $13.50 value) to continue the strengthening process.
If the winter has left your hands dried out and itchy – or you want a little extra indulgence, our Vanilla-Almond Manicure might be for you! following an exfoliating vanilla-sugar scrub, we’ll apply a softening mask that is made with almond oil (a favorite since the days of Cleopatra). To hydrate and smooth rough winter hands, we also include a rich vanilla-almond massage.
Whether you want green nails or not, we’ll take good care of you at Spa Space. There’s a reason we are consistently rated among the best spas in Chicago. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Spa Space offers Chicago massages that are truly therapeutic. Whether you’re looking for a great spa in Chicago where you can get massage for couples or are looking for the finest facials in Chicago, let Spa Space, the best day spa in Chicago be your destination.