Spa-Tastic at Omni Rancho Las Palmas

I already know where I’ll be on the evening of Thursday, May 22—and that’s at glam hotel Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage at the heart of the Palm Springs Valley. To be precise, you can find me at Spa Las Palmas, treating myself to a very special special event, Spa-Tastic Night Out, which takes place that night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The best news is that you can be there, too, since Spa Las Palmas is teaming up with special guest Pandora Vanderpump (from Bravo’s hit reality shows “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules”) to invite locals and hotel guests to this evening of R&R, food & drink, beauty, and fun. I’ve been to these swank soirées before, so I know exactly what’s in store for me…and for you should you decide to take me up on my offer to join all the lucky guys and dolls attending.

So let me set the stage. As we enter the sumptuous spa—and its exquisite pool area—we’ll be greeted with a glass of Vanderpump’s LVP Sangria, made from Spanish rosé and red wine. Executive chef Robert Nyerick will be serving tuna tartare from the resort’s signature restaurant bluEmber, as well as other yummy spa bites. Some 14 beauty vendors—including Clarisonic, SpaRitual, Kaplan MD, Moroccanoil—will have stocked the swag bags waiting for us with complimentary goodies that we can take away and try at home. Oh, and there’ll be live music, too.

But what I really can’t wait for are the mini spa and beauty treatments—chair massages, make-up applications, hand paraffin treatments, hair styling, hand scrubs, eye treatments, lip treatments, and foot therapy—that will be offered, also gratis, by the spa’s expert team of professionals. I even have a feeling I may be lucky enough to win the Trina Turk Swim Suit and Cover-up that will be raffled off by the Las Palmas Boutique. But don’t worry, you’ll get your chance, too, because your $25 entry fee—a portion of which will be donated to The Junior League of Palm Springs Desert Communities—is also your ticket to the raffle. And if, like me, you plan on spending $100 or more in the Spa Boutique, you’ll receive $20 off right then and there.

As the famous slogan goes, you deserve a break today. Or at least, on May 22. So call 760-836-3116 or visit to reserve your pampered spot. See you there! I’ll be the one with the cucumbers on my eyelids!