The harsh winter weather and a hectic professional life has me longing for an island vacation. Unfortunately, I’m not hopping on a cruise ship anytime soon, but I have found a way to relax and take a breather. A few months ago, one of my girlfriends introduced me to my mini-getaway location five minutes away from my house — Sassy Nail Salon & Spa in the Takoma section of DC. Twice a month, we get together and let the stress melt away while getting a gel manicure and/or pedicure. For a couple of blissful hours, I forget about the 9-to-5 and hang out with my friend.