My good friend Keira recently turned the big “3-0” and to celebrate I joined her for a brunch followed by a manicure and pedicure at Cranberries Spa on Robson. Truth be told, I first heard about Spa on Twitter so I was curious to see what the experience would be like.
In the last year alone I’ve probably had four pedicures and each is always different. Some focus on massage and relaxation, while others are quick and to the point (making your nails sparkle and feet smooth as silk). Cranberries is a combination of two. While it looks like a typical nail bar decked out in pink with lustrous nail polish shades lining its glass shelves, it was an upbeat and friendly environment. Sitting on the bench it was a social atmosphere as we chatted with our nail techs while Christmas music played over the soundsystem.
Feet were soaked, scrubbed and filed then the polish I selected was applied with care. After the pedicure, we sat down for manicures as we looked out at the Library on Robson Street.
People watching, chit-chatting, sipping a peppermint mocha, and having a good time while being filed and polished again. In and out within about 90 minutes, it became clear that Cranberries is the place to go when you are on-the-go but still want care, quality, and attention to details. There’s no wonder why it’s been Keira’s favourite nail bar for quite a while now.
Disclosure: I paid full price (about $90) for my treatments. Keira’s were complimentary.