NOTE: Meet us in front of the lobby facing the driving range - The entrance to which is on the backside of the building accessible through the parking lot entrance only.
Come join us, get naked, and build camaraderie while enjoying the indulgent wonders of a fabulous Korean spa at Century Day Spa & Sports Club (http://www.centurydayandnightspa.com/).
Cost: $15 discounted admission (normally $25) + money for group lunch. Cash or Credit.
There is a lot of information here so please read through carefully to maximize your enjoyment of this event!
Century is a somewhat westernized (and gay/bi-friendly!!) version of a traditional Korean spa, and a unique cultural delight.** We'll spend the day steaming, soaking, lounging, eating, and conversing in well-appointed gender-specific and co-ed areas featuring various tubs, steam rooms, and therapeutic specialty saunas. Spa goers are required to be nude (if you're shy about being nude in front of people of the same gender, you may be surprised at how natural it feels in an environment like this!) in the gender-specific areas and are provided shorts & t-shirts to wear in the co-ed, family-friendly area known as the "Jimjilbang." [sadly, this does not translate literally]. Unfortunately, co-ed nudity is not allowed.
Here's a video you can watch about Century Spa: https://vimeo.com/29542172
1:00 pm - Arrival & Check in 1:15-3:00 pm - Get naked and luxuriate in the separate men's & women's spas 3:00-5:30 pm - Meal break in café and additional saunas in Jimjilbang [Co-ed time!!] 5:30-6:00 pm - More naked time in the men's & women's spas and get ready to leave 6:00 pm - Event ends
WHAT TO BRING
- Money for admission fee & lunch • Photo ID • Flip flops/slippers • Spa accessories such as scrubbing mitts, loofahs, face masks, etc (optional). • Gym attire, bathing suit, swim cap & goggles for the pool (only if you plan to use these amenities) • Cash for tipping massage/scrub/facial therapist (only if you opt for these add-ons)
We'll gather as a group at 3 pm at the café for a snack or a meal. Korean food, smoothies, and beer available. Payment is separate from the spa so bring cash or credit card to the café.
We need to let the café know in advance what people want to order. Please take a look at the menu below and leave a comment with your order by Friday 8/3 at 5 pm. NOTE: IF YOU PRE-ORDER FOOD AND CHANGE YOUR RSVP ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT OR DON'T SHOW UP, WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU TO BE REIMBURSED FOR YOUR ORDER.
1) Bibimbap - Hot Stone Rice bowl - Beef OR Vegetarian w/egg OR Vegan w/out egg - $11.99 2) Vegetable Bibimbap - rice bowl w/ veggies & egg (Served Cold) - $8.99 3) Chicken Teriyaki - w/ rice & salad - $10.99 4) Bulgogi - Marinated BBQ Beef - $14.99 5) Spicy Pork Stir Fry - $14.99 6) Fried Dumplings - mixed pork & beef - $8.99 7) Steamed Dumplings - mixed pork & beef - $8.99 8) Sliced Rice Cake Soup - vegetarian w/ egg OR vegan - $8.99 9) Spicy Vegetable Beef Soup - $9.99 10) Spicy Seafood Soft Tofu Stew - $9.99
The spa offers services such as massage & body scrubs for an additional but reasonable cost. These can be booked upon check in or on their website http://centurydayspa.setmore.com/ . When booking service appts, please avoid the 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm slots if you want to enjoy the co-ed area and lunch with the group. Most of us do not add on such services, but a few do; so do what's right for you. There are some incentives involved which you should be aware of:
• If you spend $70 in optional add-on services, you'll get a more deeply discounted $10 entry to the spa.
• If you spend $100 in optional add-on services, you'll get free entry to the spa.
If you don't think you're going to get at least $70 in optional add-on services, your best bet is to pay the $15 discounted entry fee we've arranged.
Our entry fee also gives us access to the gym & lap pool. If you want to use the gym or the pool, be sure to bring proper gym attire and a bathing suit, swim cap & goggles for the pool. We encourage you to bring any spa oriented accessories you like to use (such as scrubbing mitts, loofahs, face masks, etc) to further enrich your experience and take advantage of the opportunity to pamper yourself. Please use them only in the bathing areas.
PARKING & CONTACT DETAILS
Free Parking lot accessible from Bronson Ave just south of Olympic Blvd. Meet us in front of the lobby/check-in area at 1:00 pm. If you are running late, please be sure to send a message to Chelsie via Meetup or text or call Vishal at 310-770-7699. Please arrive on time to ensure your participation in this event.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT NOTE
If you arrive to the spa on foot, please know that the entrance to the spa is on the back side of the building accessible through the parking lot entrance only. There is no entrance on Olympic Blvd.
If you have not previously enjoyed this particular form of luxurious relaxation, you must try it! And what better way to do that than on a Sunday afternoon with your friends from amBi and SPV?
See you there,
Vishal & Chelsie
**Please note that all Korean spas are communal bathing environments and separate people based on how they anatomically-present. If your gender identity varies from that, please contact the event host(s) to discuss potential options.
NOTE: The Organizers and leaders of this meetup are not professional guides. The function of the organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/outing is solely responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests from outside the group. You are advised to research this activity and location by searching online or in books to gain knowledge of the activity and to understand any associated health concerns. By signing up for this, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers and leaders of amBi from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.