By Lori Perkins
Image Taken from Nine Perfect Strangers
I’m halfway through Nine Perfect Strangers, the weird, compelling eight-episode series starring Nicole Kidman as a Russian wellness guru who derails and then rebraids the lives of nine perfectly chosen guests at her wellness spa/retreat. Pop ups for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’s NY deli and the Central Perk, the Friends coffee shop, caught my attention in the past year or so (time has no meaning for me any more in this pandemic miasma we live in), but I never imagined that some immersion creatives would concoct a pseudo-real life Tranquillum House in the Westfield Century City Mall which opens on September 10th, and runs through the 12th from noon until 7:00 p.m. every day.
The Pop up site will offer free aura readings, consultations with a posture specialist, digital astrology readings by Smudge Wellness’ resident astrologer Cole Prots and more.
“Inspired by the show’s Tranquillum grounds, the activities are bordered with lush green hedges and filled by the calm chaos of palms fronds and bespoke wooden installations,” reads a press release about the pop-up. “This stress-free zone will allow guests to relax by enjoying a refreshing smoothie pop while participating in soothing self-care activities from personalized astrology readings and crystal healing to giveaways from online boutique Smudge Wellness.”
Hopefully, they won’t ask you to dig your own grave and lie in it, like they did in the TV show.