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Let Urban Retreat Inspire Your Holiday Spirit!

Posted By Urban Retreat / November, 26, 2012 / Comments comments

Whether you’re still catching up on sleep from Black Friday shopping until-the-sun-rose or you’re busy perusing your favorite shopping websites for Cyber Monday, it’s time to think of gifts to help show those you love how much you care.

Urban Retreat has just the selection of massages, skin therapies and spa services for him or for her to put anyone in the Holiday Spirit.

Catch our 24th Birthday Special Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 for 20% off all products – excluding the Boutique – and delectable bites of Blissful Treats!

Urban Retreat has made gift-giving salon and spa services a synch with our Gift Certificate Packages. Here we’ve put together several options tailored for women who deserve to be pampered. And to the men, shopping for a woman you appreciate, this is the gift she won’t return!

The “Enchanted Rituals” gift certificate for her delivers a day filled with pure indulgence. Begin your journey with a cocooning Body Wrap followed by a peaceful Full Body Massage. Then, experience our Rejuvenating Spa Treatment Facial. Afterwards, enjoy our Spa Treatment Manicure and our decadent Pedi-Paradise. Complete your day with a chic Haircut & Style and a beautiful Makeup Application. Spa lunch included. If your gift’s recipient has a tighter schedule, consider the “Energizing Retreat,” which offers choices among the services of “Enchanted Rituals.”

Immerse yourself in elegant rejuvenation without leaving the city with our “Elegant Escape” gift package. Begin your escape with either our naturopathic Full Body Massage OR our skin nourishing Spa Express Facial. Then, complete your escape with our luscious Spa Treatment Manicure & Pedicure. Spa Lunch provided. For the woman that never has enough hours in the day, consider the “Petite Beauty” gift package. Slip into a comfy spa robe, enjoy a chef-inspired lunch, and experience our skin softening Spa Treatment Pedicure and our luxurious Spa Treatment Manicure. Have your lucky loved one set aside “Day of Beauty” for this gift package that includes a luxurious Salt Glow Body Scrub and our Spa Express Facial. Complete your day of beauty as our artisans treat you to a Haircut & Style, followed by Brow Shaping, Makeup Application and Mini Manicure. Start the afternoon or finish the morning with spa lunch, included with this gift package.

Something to Consider:
“Your B.F.F.” is the perfect way to spend time with your best friend! This package will take care of your body,face and feet. Begin your day with a Full Body Massage, followed by our Spa Express Facial. Then, chat over a light lunch before ending your special time together with our Spa Treatment Pedicure. Tell your BFF(s) how special they are by this truly indulgent package. Spa Lunch included – minimum 2 people per package.

For moms-to-be:
“Mommy in the Making” is specially designed for mothers to be – our treatment begins with a Pregnancy Massage to promote relaxation and provide comfort during your wondrous time of change. Coupled with our purely decadent Pedi-Paradise and Spa Treatment Manicure it provides a purely indulgent way to relieve tension and uplift your spirit. A spa lunch is included.

Place your order for one of our Gift Certificate Packages online, or call 713-523-2300. Next month, we’ll get you gift inspiration for the guys!

More photos from New York Fashion Week!

Posted By Urban Retreat / October, 2, 2012 / Comments comments

The images keep pouring in!

We couldn’t be prouder to see our very own James Fojt going high-profile on Vogue.com, NYLON TV and of course, in our hometown’s very own Houston Chronicle!

Check out some more of his exclusive backstage photos below, and see if you recognize the gorgeous blonde model he styled for Jason Wu (hint: we hear she’s the lucky lady on the arm of Leonardo DiCaprio!)…

Her heart will go on… Thanks to James’ artistic handiwork!

James, on candid camera!

Teamwork, at Thakoon.

Still hard at work, at Jason Wu.

Fashion shot, at Jason Wu.

A little shine, at Jason Wu.

More shine, at Thakoon.

Bright patterns, at Thakoon.

Model photo-op, at Thakoon.

Lots of lace, at Monique Lhuillier.




Trend Watch: NYFW Spring 2013

Posted By Urban Retreat / September, 13, 2012 / Comments comments

Our jet-setting Artistic Director James Fojt is back in Houston, after his weekend at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, where he styled for designers Jason Wu, SUNO, Thakoon and Monique Lhullier!

As promised, James brought along with him a preview of what’s hot for next season. Here are his SEVEN EXCLUSIVE STYLES trending in NY last week:



1. Mixed textures– Looks that involved a combination of wavy with straight, smooth with tousled, glossy with matte.

2. Far-side and centered parts.

3. Lots of CURLS and WAVES.

4. FULL, brow-dried looks– (No more straight and flat!)

5. Braided up-dos.

6. Bright but natural reds– Auburns, siennas… Forget the Manic Panic!

7. Dep Hair Gel– (Yes, the stuff from the 90s…)

Thanks for keeping us in the know, James! Welcome home!!