In 1997, when I was 16, I went to London for the first time, armed with a camera, an umbrella and a page ripped from an issue of US InStyle. It mentioned an intriguing little shop by the name of LUSH, which I was itching to check out.
I dragged my non-bath-addict girlfriends to the King's Road shop (two of them were overwhelmed by the smells and had to wait outside) and spent over an hour marveling at all the fragrant, handmade bath goodies. I came home with more soap, shaving items and bath bombs than I knew what to do with.
11 years later, LUSH can easily be found in New York and all over North America. I still shop there, but there was just something exciting about having to travel all the way to London to get these special goodies. Kind of like the thrill I got when I bought a Serge Lutens bell jar at Les Salons du Palais Royal in Paris last December.
Anyhow, to celebrate the opening of their 100th store, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, LUSH has launched an appropriately festive limited edition gift set, Viva LUSH Vegas. For $39.95 you get the following delicious LUSH goodies:
- Play Your Cards Right Massage Bar
- Sexy Peel Soap
- Champagne Supernova Bath Bomb
- The Joy of Jelly Shower Jelly
- Sex Bomb Bath Bomb (my personal favorite!)
- Sunny Side Bubble Bar
AND you get a ticket with the chance to win instant prizes and the big jackpot – a trip to the LUSH Las Vegas grand opening at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino! The contest ends June 13, so snap yours up quickly.