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So, yeah. It’s been awhile since my last post. I’ve still been out enjoying Boulder as much as ever, but a busy work schedule has kept me from telling you all about it for the past few months.

I’m also eight months pregnant, and late nights in front of the laptop just don’t happen much anymore.

I’m hoping that my approaching new-parent status will inspire me to write more about my adventures in Boulder from new perspectives. In fact, I thought I’d start right now.

During this long, hot summer, during which I’ve swelled to the size of a hippopotamus, I have discovered new, pregnant-friendly places in Boulder (I now know all the best restrooms on Pearl Street, for instance).

I wanted to tell you about one special place, in particular, that tops my list: A Mellow Mood spa. Billing itself as a “family spa,” A Mellow Mood specializes in prenatal and postnatal spa treatments by miracle worker Heather Lynn. She’s one of those people who you’re around for one minute before you’re smiling and realizing her infectiousness has transformed your mood. Not only is she just a sweet gal, but her knowledge of the pregnant body and how to position it just right for a joint-relieving, muscle-reviving massage (LOTS of squishy pillows are involved) is also unmatched. She’ll even give baby an in-utero massage, if you choose.

What makes A Mellow Mood a “family” spa? On-the-spot childcare is available for parents who need some pampering but can’t find a babysitter. There are plenty of other special touches, too, including freshly baked cookies to top off your already delicious spa treatment.

A Mellow MoodIn these last days of my pregnancy, I’m hoping to make it back to Heather Lynn for a final pampering session before, well, everything changes. I’m also hoping to make a few more blog posts, but if the little one has other plans, then I’ll see you sometime…on the other side.

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I could swear this new beauty product shop, Cypress Beauty & Co., had been on Pearl Street for only a week or so, but I was informed today they’ve been there for a good month and a half.

Cypress Beauty & Co shop on Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, CO

How I did not notice it sooner is a mystery to me, especially since there is good reason to take note. There’s no Sephora on Pearl yet, so Cypress fulfills an important need: specifically, the “my-skin-is-starting-to-feel-and-look-like-a-crocodile-now-that-it-is-winter-in-Colorado-can-you-please-help-me-brighten-it-up” need.

They stock top makeup brands like Smashbox and Cargo, as well as high-end skincare products like Dr. Brandt’s and Skinceuticals. And unlike Sephora, they actually have…sales! Woo hoo! Today they had 20% several entire product lines and the (very friendly) staff let us know that facials (they also have skin spa services) were on special today for $49.

I foresee a fun girls’ day out ahead: Stop next door at Lindsay’s for some Häagen Dazs pralines and cream, then head over for a facial and makeover at Cypress.

Cypress Beauty & Co storefront, Boulder, CO

Cypress Beauty & Co shop on Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, CO

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