Photos by Blythe Hill
Long hours and rigorous weeks demand moments of rest and repose - a glass of wine at day's end, a secluded weekend accompanied by a myriad of periodicals and DVD's, even staring extra-long into the bottom of a coffee mug during a mid-day break are all ways the body instinctively enacts the tranquility it craves to keep going.
For those needing a bit of resuscitation, Olive & June provides a pleasantly appointed salon, curated with elements evocative of Mid-Century Modern design. In fact, the joy of this Beverly Hills establishment is that it doesn't feel like a salon at all. Requisite sterile equipment and electronic massage chairs are staved-off by peachy-pink leather, mini Bertoia side chairs, cleanly wooden details, and ample light infusing the space. Closing one's eyes during the indispensable foot bath will leave just the slightest hint of being at a Palm Springs escape. It's the perfect spot for grabbing a friend and hitting the chairs for some much-needed podiatric upkeep. And if work ever gets too crazy, perhaps no one will notice your absence for an hour or two. Or three.