By: Sarah Carpenter
“Nothing had been touched since 1980. We walked in and it was peach and blue walls, very Golden Girls. It was easy aesthetically; somehow for this house, we knew exactly what we wanted. People walk in and immediately relax; it’s an atmosphere that says ‘this feels like home’. Creating a space where people can set a little time for self-care, it’s important. We don’t want it to ever be rushed- it’s all very quality and experience focused.
We traveled extensively for our jobs and didn’t find natural options anywhere. We had the luxury of being able to get natural services anywhere we traveled to, and thought, ‘why not at home, too?’ Selfishly, Karen and I wanted access to it and felt the great need for it. The people in this community needed to have the opportunity to benefit from these products that were really green and it just wasn’t available. Now that we’re established, we try to carry as much local and charitable product as possible to benefit our beloved Nashville.”
If you’ve ever strolled down the charming streets of Germantown, you may have seen a pop of magenta pink giving life to an old brick abode. Monroe St. is the home of Nashville’s choice all-natural spa, whose fast success can be fully attributed to their modern focus towards upgrading a simple spa service. Karen and Sherri consider you more than a client when you stroll into their hundred-year-old endeavor. True southern hospitality radiates the moment you hear your first “hello” and continues even after your pampering is complete. Fresh colors come in abundance for a truly clean mani or pedi, a greener and less painful sugaring procedure takes over for waxing, and, of course, every skincare service comes offered free of toxins to bring out your natural glow!
Classy, gleaming, chic- Poppy and Monroe’s mission to marry toxic-free spa with an environment that exudes elegance has surely been mastered. But why stop there? Poppy didn’t. A fully stocked beauty boutique filled with fresh, locally focused products greets you behind the magenta door; after all, why wouldn’t you want to take your experience home with you? Before taking its temporary spot on brass and gold shelves adorning the shop’s walls, each and every product is tested and tried to ensure top quality and efficacy. As if that weren’t enough to prove Poppy and Monroe’s dedication to giving THE best service, you’re also offered complimentary beverages during your pamper.
Every experience provides the elation and relaxation felt after a week long beach getaway in a fraction of the time and without the long drive. It's in no way a stretch to claim that this spa has it all: eco-friendly waterless pedicures, all of the latest in natural beauty, and even a luxe-life membership to save on services! You know our next trip back is already scheduled.
I'm a health blogger who found her passion after being cured of a life-threatening illness using the power of clean food and natural living. Coming from a small Virginia town, I've always felt the call of a southern city and fell easily in to Nashville. You can find me engaging in everything the city has to offer- getting my savasana on at hot yoga, whipping up some plant-based goodness with help from my local farmers markets, inspiring a bride with her dream gown at Posh Bridal Couture, and doting on my darling little girls, almost always with a glass of my favorite red in my hand.
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