Okay, Washington. It’s Election Day, and we all just have to get through a few more hours of the 2012 race for the White House without bursting into tears — then, we all deserve a strong drink and a day off. But, what to do if all that stressing over the Dixville Notch tie leaves your neck in knots — painful ones that no amount of patriotic cocktails can loosen? We suggest you call a time-out and head to our favorite local swing state, Virginia, for the “Commander in Chief Relief” package at Lorien Hotel & Spa. Available through November 30, this post-campaign pick-me-up claims to relieve stress, headaches, and sore feet with a Cooling Botanical Foot Ritual, reflexology, and Sweet Slumber Scalp Massage — offered at a fiscally responsible price of $109. It would make a thoughtful homecoming gift for ground-game-weary loved ones returning from the trail, or anybody who just needs to detox after the last few brutal months of the campaign. Where: Lorien Hotel & Spa, 1600 King Street, Alexandria; 703-894-3434.
Photo: Courtesy of Lorien Hotel & Spa