High-end gay-friendly day spa in San Francisco?
April 25, 2010 9:10 AM Subscribe
I want to buy a gift certificate to a day spa for a twenty-something gay man with upscale conservative taste. I'm looking for a place that's sleek, sophisticated and oriented towards men, with good massage and other services, high standards for service and cleanliness, and ideally also offering lunch and cocktails. The kind of place where someone could lounge around all day drinking a mimosa and reading the paper, wearing slippers and a robe. It needs to be in San Francisco proper, not elsewhere in the Bay Area.
posted by Susan PG to Shopping (2 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Girly, frilly, Victoriana would be bad, and I definitely want to avoid places that are primarily nail salons, hair salons, and/or the type of place where bridal parties might go. I's also like to avoid mystical nonsense places that talk a lot about chakras and toxin flushing and suchlike. (No offence to people who like that stuff.)
In terms of style, Asian/Zen/minimalist would all be positives. Businesslike and corporate would be fine.
Ideally I am looking for a hidden gem, boutique-style place. I've checked Yelp and a bunch of other sources, but am just not familiar enough with upscale SF gay culture to make a good choice. If you are, I'd appreciate your recommendations.