Photography By: Philip Guerette
Photography By: Philip Guerette

6 Reasons This Long Beach Lifestyle Center Will Have You Feeling Like Your Best Self

Here’s Why You Should Spend a Day of Self-Care at 2ND & PCH

Located on the Alamitos Bay Marina in Long Beach, 2ND & PCH is not your typical shopping destination. This outdoor lifestyle center is home to some of the best restaurants, shops and lifestyle services in the area (not to mention, the best views). So if you are looking to treat yourself to a day of pampering, 2ND & PCH is a one-stop shop that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored! From invigorating Pilates classes and customized facials to the best in retail therapy, this premier lifestyle center is your new self-care destination. Whether you’re with your bestie, significant other or taking some time to yourself, here’s the ultimate itinerary for a full day at 2ND & PCH. Day of Self-Care 2nd & PCH Long Beach


1 | Get Your Sweat On

Before we dive into beauty treatments, let’s get in a sweat sesh to boost those endorphins. From high-intensity interval training in the red room at Barry’s Bootcamp, upbeat, reformer Pilates at BE Fit Modern Pilates and an adrenaline-rushing boxing class at BOXHAUS, the boutique fitness studios at 2ND & PCH offer effective, empowering workouts. Whether you’re looking to tone and tighten those abs or get in a full body workout, your blood will be pumping as you strive to feel your best before starting the day.

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2 | Book a Mani-Pedi

What would a day of pampering be without a classic mani and pedi? Holly and Hudson Nail Lounge is a chic nail salon that provides premium manicures and pedicures. It’s pink floral walls set the scene as you let your feet soak in the warm water that is filled with plumeria petals and lemons. Sip on a complimentary glass of wine or champagne as your massage chair puts you into total relaxation mode. You absolutely cannot miss out on their Rehydrate with Hudson pedicure and Rehydrate with Holly manicure. The coconut and jasmine scrub and lotion are included with this service, which is the icing on the cake.

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3 | Make Those Brows Pop

With the help of a licensed beauty provider, a stop by Sephora will result in expertly shaped brows that will make you the envy of your friends! Sephora’s 20-minute brow waxing service includes custom brow mapping and waxing to your desired look (pro tip: show them a photo of your preferred shape!). Soothing aloe vera and some SPF for sun protection is applied after for a finishing touch. Book your reservation beforehand to ensure that you secure an appointment. After just one session, you’ll never go back to plucking again! Since you’re already here, make sure to pick up that new eyeshadow palette you’ve been eyeing or browse through the unrivaled selection of products. 

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4 | Let’s Get Glowing

Treat yourself to something a bit more preventative and long-lasting, and make an appointment at Long Beach’s most luxurious med spa. SkinSpirit has curated a serene and sophisticated environment for you to unwind before receiving one of their renowned, personalized treatments. If you’re looking to add some natural plump to your lips, SkinSpirit offers Juvederm from skilled practitioners, ensuring that you won’t leave looking too overdone. Along with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, you can book an award-winning facial customized by their experts to clinically improve your skin. When you’re finished with your appointment, the team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan of products that work for you. Leave with glowing skin, and wake up the next morning feeling oh so confident. 

5 | Fuel Your Day

There is something about simply walking into a Whole Foods Market that inspires you to live your best and most healthy life. From the endless array of vibrant fruits and veggies to the rows of innovative health and wellness products, it’s truly a nutritious playground. And when hunger starts to set in during your day of pampering, check out their yummy hotbar (the tofu nuggets are a must) or grab a fresh salad to-go. Throw in a couple of Vive Organic’s immune-boosting wellness shots and GT’s Synergy Gingerade Kombucha before heading out!

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6 | Stay Hydrated

End your day of self-care feeling completely refreshed with IV hydration therapy at The Solution IV. The medical staff will discuss what service is best for you, so first-timers can feel at ease. Service options range from the Ultimate Solution, Anti-Aging Solution and Hangover Solution (among many others) to deliver the essential nutrients—think vitamin C and glutathione—your body needs. “The IV experience here is as easy-going and pain-free as possible. Our services are simply explained and it’s easy for customers to understand what they are getting,” explains Sanja Ryan, clinical director at The Solution IV. The feeling that comes after having the highest quality of vitamins and supplements pumped directly into your bloodstream makes the process well worth it! 


2ND & PCH Long Beach
6400 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803

Models: Kandiss Lewis and Christin Nichols, Brand Model & Talent

About the author

Allie Lebos graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2017 with a BA in Communication. While in school she was a staff writer at The Daily Nexus for nearly two years. Since graduating she has written for The Palisades Magazine, as well as Hidden Hills Magazine. Currently living in Santa Monica, Allie loves to indulge in good food, hot yoga, and daily walks along the beach; writing articles on travel, special events, as well as features on local businesses and individuals.


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