For quality friend time, there is no better sanctuary to simultaneously detox, beautify and unwind than Wi Spa. A traditional Korean-style spa just minutes from Downtown and Koreatown, Wi is the affordable alternative to LA's more extravagantly priced luxury spas (where you're really just paying for location and masseuses that resemble Fabio—no judgement there). Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Wi is ideal for post-work de-stressing, weekends, and late night insomniac (or post-last call) sauna sessions. Though there are separate floors for men and women, Wi also boasts a family-friendly, co-ed jimjilbang, the communal epicenter where you can also snack on some fresh Korean cuisine. And with the help of thousand-year-old mineral salts, imported detoxifying clay and hormone-balancing jade, you can soak up some friend time and some you time at the same damn time. #multitasking
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Coming up with friend date ideas is way lower maintenance than choosing a romantic restaurant or picking a first date spot. But the pickins can sometimes feel slim (even in a city with 101 things to do—literally—on any given weekend). If you're looking to make a plan with friends, one that deviates from your daily routine and doesn’t involve shopping or sitting at a coffee shop (nothing against coffee, but let's get creative, people), here are a few suggestions for the ultimate #FriendDate, complete with their very own hashtags—because what's a friend date without at least a little social media documentation?
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