Susannah Jenner, of Elkridge, enjoys an Envy-tini at Envy Salon in Ellicott City.

Susannah Jenner, of Elkridge, enjoys an Envy-tini at Envy Salon in Ellicott City. (photo by Sarah Pastrana / March 20, 2013)

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.


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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, envysalon.com