I view skin care with a mix of curiosity, dread, and a scientific detachment. I had a beautiful mother who considered lipstick to be a complete makeup kit, and have had such sensitive skin my whole life that I’ve developed an almost phobic fear of moisturizer. However, when I was offered the chance to go <... >
For some, there are no limits to what they’re willing to endure to seek a youthful look. Pricey creams, professional facials, shots of Botox or fillers, laser treatments and then for a few, plastic surgery. I’ve tried them all, other than the last one, and hope that step is many years away, or hopefully won’t <... >
After a brutally hot summer, I think many of us are actually looking forward to September, even if it means returning to all-night study sessions, boring teachers and all things school related. But whether you’re attending mommy & me classes, moving into the college dorm or taking on the role of the oldest broad in <... >
If the Catskills only conjure up images in your head of Dirty Dancing, sleepaway camp, and color war, think again. The Emerson Resort & Spa offers its sophisticated guests a high-end destination spa experience. Just 2 hours from New York City, it’s convenient enough to easily get away for a night or two but far <... >
As a runner, the light at the end of the tunnel after a particularly grueling run or race comes in many forms. For some, it’s knowing that a pint of ice cream awaits. For others, Epson salts soak. For me, it is a luxurious pedicure. In addition to the obvious aesthetic benefits, the therapy behind <... >
Renew Day Spa Tucked away in a small residential building on the Upper East Side, The Renew Spa is a charming little hidden retreat owned by licensed aesthetician Carmel O’Neill, who dedicates herself to anti-aging and wellness treatments. I experienced a Manual Lymphatic Drainage, aka MLD, facial by expert Ellen Greene, which was one of <... >
Katy Perry helped propel the already intriguing Minx Manicure to the stratosphere when she said you can get a Minx mani and move your entire house without sustaining a chip!
In today’s day and age, it’s safe to say that a bad eyebrow shaping is a thousand times worse than the proverbial bad haircut.
NYC is notorious for its hot, humid summers but this year, the summer season has been particularly brutal. So, let’s put aside those horrible memories of this morning’s sweaty subway commute and relax with some luxurious spa treatments.
The Spa at Norwich Inn:
A Connecticut Getaway Perfect for Every Occasion
Bachelorette party, mother-daughter getaway, destination wedding or romantic spa/casino mini-vaca: the Spa at Norwich Inn is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect.
Taking Full Service to the Next Level -
The Equinox Spa on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
The spacious and modern Equinox Gym on the Upper East Side is the newest and arguably finest Equinox in the city. Open since October 2008, the club boasts a full-service spa that could easily stand alone, even in this well-heeled and discerning neighborhood, as a top draw for local residents. The spa offers an array <... >
The Fourth of July epitomizes the summer. From barbecues to fireworks to campfires to swimming in the pool or at the beach, Independence Day inspires happiness and a carefree feeling. And if you think about it, that’s exactly what the spa does too. Vivabox With organic body lotions, shower gels and bath salts by EO, <... >
Tres Belle Petite Medi-Spa is a wonderful little Brooklyn-based spa on Bond Street, not far from the Dekalb Avenue train station on a tree-lined, neighborhood street.
Although I can appreciate the royal treatment just as much as the next gal, sometimes a fancy facial can seem to be more about the fluff and less about skin. I’ve always put facials into a different type of spa category, and although similar to a massage in that you expect to leave feeling relaxed <... >
As I made my way up the winding driveway to the main house of the Mayflower Inn and Spa, I immediately felt a rush of calm come over me. I could practically feel my internal rhythm slow down as I entered the beautifully lush and serene environment. Located less than 2 hours from New York <... >
Whether you’re planning one or attending one, weddings can be surprisingly stressful. To keep yourself calm throughout the process and looking cool and collected on the big day, head to the spa for some much needed glow-inducing relaxation. And it wouldn’t hurt to keep some fabulous spa products at home and within reach too. Such <... >
On East 83rd Street, nestled between a restaurant and a dry cleaner is an oasis of calm called Kasia’s European Day Spa.
When it comes to hair color and now fantastic spa treatments, you know it’s practically cliché to go anywhere near 5th Avenue.
The next time you want a first-class, downright sumptuous NYC experience, treat yourself to a state-of-the-art spa treatment at the New York Palace Spa and Fitness Center.
Growing up, Mother’s Day meant another year, another pair of slippers for my mom. Now, having been a mom myself for the past18 months, I have had to ask myself, “What was I thinking giving her slippers?” As cliché as it sounds, being a mom is hands down the hardest job I’ve ever had. It’s <... >