Beat the Winter Blues With Our January Reader Deals

Hearty soups, a tropical getaway, and other bargains to feel good about.

By: McLean Robbins

Here are deals offering great ways to beat the winter blues, from light therapy to indulgent spa treatments to ways to kick that “get fit” resolution into high gear. Unless otherwise noted, each offer is valid only during January.

Box of Light
Research suggests that light therapy can improve mood and overall mental health during winter. Buy any SunBox Company product worth $150 or more this month and get free shipping, valued at up to $50. To redeem, call 301-869-5980 and mention the magazine. 19217 Orbit Dr., Gaithersburg; sunbox.com.

Tropical Fun
Have a good time and get fit at the newly renovated BodyHoliday resort in Saint Lucia, known for its all-inclusive approach to wellness. Try yoga or Pilates or something more adventurous such as archery or windsurfing. Besides rates that include all meals, wine, and cocktails, guests are treated to such extras as daily 50-minute spa treatments, scuba excursions, and golf and tennis lessons.
BodyHoliday is offering 15 percent off all stays between February 1 and March 31. Book more than seven nights and receive a $200 spa credit per room (single travelers get a $100 credit). To book, use the code TW130 at thebodyholiday.com.

Lift, Tone, Lengthen
Barre fitness—a blend of ballet, yoga, Pilates, and strength training—is Washington’s hottest new workout. Get $100 off a month of unlimited classes at Lava Barre—usually $225—to feel stronger and leaner by February. The first class is always free, so you can test it without commitment. Use the code LAVA13 when you book online or call the studio. 3260 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 571-483-0468; lavabarre.com.

Best Face Forward
LED facials can reduce redness and acne as well as tone and lift aging skin for a nice winter boost. At Pureskin, a gentle cleansing is followed by exfoliation with a natural enzyme and a nourishing serum. Then relax with a shoulder-and-neck massage and cooling herbal mist before your individually programmed LED therapy. The promise? Skin that looks more radiant and even-toned after a single session.
This 80-minute treatment, normally $150, is 15 percent off when you ask for the Washingtonian facial. 4609 Willow La., Chevy Chase; 301-907-6662; pureskinbethesda.com.

Hearty and Healthy
Soup is the ultimate feel-good food—perfect for that healthy-eating resolution. Soupergirl’s soups, fusing modern flavors with old-fashioned techniques, highlight seasonal, fresh ingredients from local farmers and producers. All are vegan and kosher, too. Think black-bean-and-sweet-potato chili or creamy curried butternut squash.
Get 15 percent off a quart of soup or salad in January when you mention The Washingtonian. Quarts of soup are normally $12.75, quarts of salad $12. This offer is good for in-store purchases only. Limit of one quart of each per person.
314 Carroll St., NW; 202-609-7177.