Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gift Certificates Available!

The other day I posted about holidays, not thinking farther ahead than Labor Day. A dear friend of mine mentioned having finished Christmas shopping for 3 people so far. She keeps her eyes open throughout the year for gifts to give at Christmas.

So, in the spirit of planning ahead, I would like to let you all know that the Little Red Day Spa has gift certificates available starting at $80. One of the great things about giving your sweetie a gift certificate to the Little Red Day Spa is that you can join them in redeeming it! You can choose a dollar amount that your beloved can apply to the session of their choice, or you can pay for a specific session. Spa sessions prices are based on time and number of practitioners. There is no extra charge for coming in as a couple.

1 practitioner - $150 for 90 minutes, $200 for 120 minutes.
2 practitioners - $160 for 60 minutes, $225 for 90 minutes, $300 for 120 minutes.
Therapeutic massage and Watsu sessions are $80 for a 50-minute session.

You can also purchase gift certificates for a private rental. During a rental, I orient you with the amenities (hot tub, clay, bodypaints, etc..) and the equipment in the spa before leaving you to enjoy the Spa by yourselves.

$75 for the first hour and $50 each additional hour.
$50 per hour in conjunction with a spa session or massage, such as the Couple's Getaway Package.

All gift certificates come with a card to write a message in. You can either schedule a time to come into the spa and purchase a gift certificate, or you can use a credit card over the phone and we will mail it to you or the recipient. We accept cash, checks, visa or mastercard.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The holiday week(end) is coming.

Most holidays don't affect the operating hours of the spa since we have so many practitioners with different lifestyles. With Labor Day coming up close, this one may be the hardest to schedule. Please call a little early than normal for an appointment next week. I have quite a few people who are planning on taking time to enjoy a last hurrah of summer late next week.

I will be teaching a couple anatomy classes out at Paradise Unbound, which is a camping event for the sex positive community held out near Redmond. I am happy to share my knowledge to help people keep safe and informed during their explorations. In previous years I have received bodywork from a gentleman who will be teaching massage classes this year. I have seen him teach before and he is quite good.

Men's Spa Night is hosting an extra evening at the Little Red day Spa is Sunday the 30th of August in honor of Richard being in town this week. If you are interested in attending, email and I will get you in touch with Dion and Richard. Also, because of the holiday weekend, there is some question as to whether the 1st Sunday Men's Night will go on as usual. I will let you know by Tuesday or Wednesday what has been decided.

A yoga workshop has been scheduled on Saturday September 5th at 2pm over at the Harrison space, behind the Bistro. It's still in the planning stages, so the only information I have is that it will be 90 minutes long and there is a chance it may become a regular or semi-regular event. I wish we could host this in the spa, however, there is so much more floor space available in the Little Red Studio on Harrison St. Once day, when we get a new building for the Spa, I will be able to host yoga classes. Richard is going to be enrolling in a yoga instructor training program this fall. It would be a treat to be able to have room for him to hold classes at the spa. Some day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

"The L Date"

During last Monday's Ladies' Spa Night, I met two lovely women, partners Day and Jenifa, who are putting on a benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program. The benefit is in the form of a date auction for lesbians, which I thought was a fun idea.

After Day's uncle was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer early this year, they volunteered to fund raise for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. As part of their fund raising efforts, they decided to host the First Annual Seattle Lesbian Date Auction. There will be a raffle for 8 pairs of Seattle storm box tickets, a silent auction and date packages for the date winners. Even if you aren't looking for Ms. Right, consider going to bid on the silent auction items and meet these fabulous women.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Mornings and Monday Nights.

Monday mornings are now, for the foreseeable future, reserved for getting the spa cleaned by someone besides me! This is terribly exciting. I am very pleased to be answering emails, writing a blog post and answering the phone right now while a wonderful woman is in the spa dusting, scrubbing, disinfecting and tidying. Thank to those of you who gave recommendations for cleaning services.

Tonight is the last Ladies' Spa Night of the summer, which also means it is the last chance to take advantage of the flexible summer hours. If you would like to be able to enjoy the Little Red Day Spa until 10pm tonight, please call 206-963-0772 or email before 5pm today and I will make sure to stay open an hour later than usual.

Ladies' Spa Night - 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month
Drop In: 6-9pm
Cost: $15
1506 Franklin Ave. E. Seattle

Please park on the street, leaving the parking spaces in our lot for those with mobility issues. Please do not park in the lined parking spaces in the middle of the lot. Thank you and see you tonight!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Go see a show! Or two!

Last night I was lucky enough to be invites to see the musical "Catch Me if You Can", which was playing at the gorgeous 5th Avenue Theater. This was an exceptionally well done production. The sets were amazing and the mechanics of the changing of the sets was very impressive. The singers/actors were great, over all, with a few outstanding gems. I have a very soft spot in my heart for musicals and this one with be among my favorites. After the show, we stopped by the Little Red Bistro for dessert and had gave our review to the bartender, Noel.

On the other end of the theatrical spectrum,as well as the other end of the week, the Little Red Studio has a Gold show this coming Friday. I am working on a new act for this show. Tomorrow, when I have what I hope will be the final rehearsal, my partner and I will set it to music. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets or reserved by calling (206) 328-4758.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Web changes coming.

Over the next month or so, I will be working on updating the spa web site. Enough little changes have come and spawned other little changes that it can no longer be put off. This is also the perfect time to codify new and refined policies. And how about a Frequently Asked Questions page? After 3 and a half years, we definitely have questions that get asked over and over. Admittedly, those questions are what made me realize that we needed a web update.

The testimonial page needs some new blood, too. If you have a story about your visit to the Little Red Day Spa that you would like to share with the world, please email and I will add it to the web page.

Monday, August 10, 2009

New scrub for Ladies' Night!

I had a lot of fun creating the new salt scrub. With Kerry, our office manager and LRS' theatrical director, lending her nose to the cause, the new combination is Mangoes and Geranium essential oil. While geranium can be an overly floral scent for some, the mango keeps it at bay and it makes for a heady yet mellow aroma.

On a not unrelated note, last week I got new furniture for the spa. Rearranging and sorting all of my supplies turned out to be incredibly fruitful. (No pun intended.) I found a jar of the Lime Avocado and Peppermint scrub hiding behind a few empty jars! This recipe is my favorite so far and I am excited to not have to wait until next spring or summer to make it again. This means that tonight there will be a choice of Lime or Mango salt scrubs.

Ladies' Spa Night

Drop In: 6-9pm
Cost: $15
Little Red Day Spa
1506 Franklin Ave. E. Seattle

Please remember that if you want to take advantage of the extended hours, email or call me at 206-963-0772 by 5pm today so that arrangements can be made to have staff there until 10pm.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Know a good cleaning service?

I joke that Spa Director translates as hot tub repair technician, but the truth is that the title has a lot of different hats that accompany the glory or directing and stewarding the spa.

I am ready to give up one of the hats, and that is of cleaning person. I am now looking for either a service or an individual that cleans homes and offices as their vocation. this is not a position that I am looking to hire someone for, rather I want a contractor with whom to engage their services. If you are such a person, or know someone who does cleaning service, please email the pertinent contact information.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Switching to email based scheduling.

Effective immediately! (I love how important that sounds.)

If you would like to make a spa session or have questions regarding the spa, please email Email has proved to be a much more effective tool in meeting our guests needs. From this point forward the phone will be used to confirm appointments and as a back up means of communication.

Email is checked frequently throughout the day, where as the phone messages will be collected once each day.

Remember to include your phone number when emailing me about scheduling a spa session. All first time appointments must be confirmed via phone.

Blood Drive at LRS - 8/21/09

Organizing a blood drive have been on Jeff's list of things he wants Little Red Studio to do for many years now. The logistics of coordinating this is quite a bit more than any of us expected. There are restrictions of who can give blood. Please check out the guidelines to see if you can donate. If you aren't eligible to donate, please consider volunteering an hour of your time during the drive doing non-medical duties.

Excerpt of an email from Jeff Hengst-
We are hosting the Puget Sound Blood Center's Blood Mobile at LRS for our next Gold Show on the 21st of August. Part of LRS's mission is to help us all gain a better understanding of how the Gift economy and the Money economy can elide or work together and support each other. For many of us, these two "economies" are ill understood and confusing especially when they collide or attempt to overlap. This is nowhere more true and challenging than what we do with our own bodies. Blood is donated and then sold. How is that tenable? Our art is donated by the Troupe's artists, but admission is charged at the door. How does that work?

Obviously we would like you to consider donating blood. Just as important to us, is that we would like this to spark conversation about all of this.

Anybody who does donate blood on the 21st will be offered free dinner at the Bistro and a ticket to the show that night! Please give us a call at (206) 963-0633 if you are interested. We need to assure the Blood Mobile that we will have 35 donors.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Three Night Stand: A Dance Concert

Friday & Saturday, August 7-8 @ 9PM
Sunday, August 9 @ 8PM

Once again, the Little Red Studio is thrilled to offer an entire evening dedicated to the art of dance and movement. Often seen as part of our other shows, it's our chance to highlight this particular art form for you, our audience, as well as for our choreographers, dancers and physical performers.

"Three Night Stand" will offer a wide array of dance formats - everything from Jazz and Modern to Waltz, Tango and Belly Dance. Including choreography from Daniela Maurie, Cody Strauss, Kerry Christianson, Simonne Garrigues and more - this show promises to be a delightful visual feast of the physical side of art!

Where: 400 Dexter Ave N.
How Much: $20
You can purchase your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets or reserve them by calling 206-328-4758.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blues Dance Workshop at LRS

Blues Dance Workshop (& late night hot-tubbing) with Ari Levitt & Gin Kirn
Tues, August 11th (One night only!)
7:00 - 9:30 PM

Get yourself ready for the Little Red Blues Bash on Aug 14th with this essential “blues basics” dance class from two of Seattle's finest blues dancers and teachers. No partner needed. No experience necessary. All dance levels welcome!

Learn the fundamentals of blues movement, styling, musicality and connection -- all you need to know to start having fun on the dance floor! -- then relax with some hot-tubbing afterwards at Seattle's newest and hippest blues venue...


7:00pm – 9:30pm dance class with Ari & Gin

9:30pm – 10:00pm dance practice and one-on-one coaching

10:00pm till late: Bring a swimsuit to enjoy hot tubbing at the Little Red Studio


$25.00 ($20.00 with Bistro Special, see below...)
Price includes lesson, dance, coaching, and hot-tubbing!

No pre-registration. Please pay at the door.

BISTRO SPECIAL: Come early for dinner and/or drinks, show your bistro receipt at the door ($5.00 min purchase required), and receive $5.00 off the lesson and dance!!


Little Red Studio

400 Dexter Ave N, Seattle WA 98109 (on the corner of Dexter & Harrison in South Lake Union)

Phone: 206 328-5981