At Envy Salon in Ellicott City: Wet your whistle while you get gorgeous

For a grown-up escape from everyday life, head to Envy Salon in Historic Ellicott City for Tini Tuesdays and Brew & Do Wednesdays. What started as a way to promote new business hours is now a highly anticipated weekly event at the 13-year-old salon.

"We basically started it as something to drum up business on a new day of the week we were open, which was Tuesdays," says Leeza Rainey, owner of the salon. "So we started the martini night and found it was super-successful."

On Tuesdays, clients can enjoy a signature hot pink "Envy-tini," which Rainey describes as both sweet and tart.

"All of my clients say it's delicious and they want the recipe, but it's top secret," she says.

But if martinis aren't your style, check out Brew & Do Wednesdays, when Rainey and her staff serve Marzen, an award-winning lager from the Baltimore-based Heavy Seas Alehouse. Both beverages are free to clients 21 and older with a scheduled service. Complimentary wine is served every day, as well as coffee, tea and water.

"You walk in and you feel liek you're going somewhere different," says Rainey. "There's a red velvet couch when you walk in, and you're offered a drink. You just relax and decompress right away."

Envy Salon, 3723 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City. 410-480-1770,

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