It’s not often that I take a weekend (okay, more like a day) to unwind and unplug, but after a particularly busy week it was nice to have one day to myself. On the agenda for Saturday was a mani/pedi at Danfords Hotel and Marina’s Blue Sapphire Spa. The day would have gone off without a hitch had I remembered that Port Jefferson was hosting a Dragon Boat Race and the already bustling town would have an even more treacherous parking situation. After a futile attempt to park in one of the municipal lots, which resulted in a broken passenger’s side window (An explanation: as I electronically rolled the window down to ask a woman if she was getting out of her spot, I heard the car’s window slide down and then shatter into the bottom of the door. When I tried to roll the window up a horrible crunching noise ensued.), I returned to Danfords and opted to have a valet park it. Since I had a broken window, I figured that would be the safest option.
I tried to compose myself before entering the spa, but I could feel the tension from the events of the last 15 minutes replaying in my mind. Fortunately, as I opened the door to the spa, I was greeted by a friendly face who checked me in and offered me a cup of coffee as I waited for my appointment. I have been to Danfords plenty of times before for dinners and overnight stays, but this was my first time at the spa. The blue walls and calming music slowly began to make my hectic morning a distant memory. I eased into a cozy couch with my coffee and waited to be called for my appointment. The stillness inside made it easy to forget the crowds of people at the harbor front watching the Dragon Boat Race going on mere yards away.
Once I was called for my appointment I felt relaxed and ready to enjoy an afternoon at the spa. I opted for a classic manicure and pedicure and brought two polish colors that I have been wanting to try for a while. My friend Cathy picked a plum OPI color as a gift for my birthday last year; it’s the perfect fall color. I decided to go with OPI In The Cable Car-Pool Lane on my toes and another new color for me, OPI Taupe-Less Beach, on my nails. I was pleased with both colors and think they complement each other nicely.
Overall, I had a relaxing afternoon at The Blue Sapphire Spa and enjoyed being pampered. The staff was very professional and the spa itself was a beautiful place to get treated to some rest and relaxation. Of course, no trip to Port Jefferson would be deemed a success without a stop at Sweet ‘n’ Savory, located conveniently across the street from Danfords!