Spas in New York are always a good idea! Check out some of our fav express spas, facial bars and apothecary concepts...
NATUROPATHICA OPENS A HEALING CENTRE & SPA IN CHELSEA
One of the most boutique spas in New York, Naturopathica Chelsea is where they mix it up with plant-based skincare, herbal concoctions, tonics, and treatments! Knowledgeable staff guide you through the range of skin remedies as you sample herbal tonics, elixirs, and turmeric & banana bread from the on-site Vitality Bar. We love their dispensary bar and the boutique spa menu of healing facials enhanced with LED Light therapy. We couldn’t resist their best-selling Arnica Muscle & Joint Gel (soothing for computer neck tension) and now have our eye on the Alpine Arnica Deep Tissue Massage. https://www.naturopathica.com
'WOW' NEW FITNESS MASSAGE AT THE SURREY
We were the first press to try the amazing Body of Art treatment at the Cornelia Spa located within The Surrey hotel on the Upper East side. The Body of Art is a fitness-meets-massage co-curated by celebrity trainer Victor Gonzales (who trains Mariah Carey when she is on tour), and is so on trend. It's all about stretching your body to its potential and it really works. The 120-minute session begins with a fab personal training session with Victor and is followed by a deeply therapeutic Thai massage to further loosen up your joints and muscles. Afterwards, reap the benefits as you relax and sip on elixirs infused with pomegranate and liquid seaweed. This one is a keeper! www.thesurrey.com
INSTANT LIFT BAR AT LING SPA ON UNION SQUARE
Following the trend of Dry Bars for hair, it was only a matter of time before someone launched an express Facial Bar and Ling Spa has delivered the goods! We are so loving their Instant Lift Bar that is the ideal quick-fix anytime you feel like your complexion needs a booster. The express 30-minute facial starts with a carboxy oxygen-boosting mask followed by an infrared energy lift technology and the results are - instant! Ling Spa are all about blending the best of East and West with products to boot. Our favorite of the moment is the Dual Moisture Emulsion, an amazing hydrating liquid made from Hyaluronic acid, rosewater and plant-based Squalane oil – ideal for in-flight hydration. www.lingskincare.com
OUR FAV FACIAL SPA OPENS IN TRIBECA
One of our fav spas in New York! This facial spa now has a second branch in Tribeca! Founded by Australian-born Adam Ross, Thinkheyday has to be the most clever facial spa concept in NYC. Gender neutral, it’s all so simple and affordable. Simply select your facial treatment and slip into a cubicle where highly trained skin therapists will return your complexion to radiance within the hour. Enhancers include LED, peels, and Microdermabrasion. They also stock niche brands including Naturopathica, Grown Alchemist, One Love Organics Herbivore Botanicals, Image Skincare as well as men’s grooming aids - all without any parabens or petrochemicals. www.thinkheyday.com
ENFLEURAGE IS A HIDDEN GEM IN THE WEST VILLAGE
What a find! Tucked away in the West Village, Enfleurage is a dark timbered floor store with shelves lined with ‘slow aromatherapy’ products - all made without any preservatives, alcohol or synthetic enhancers. Journey through an assortment of essential oils, absolutes, hydrosols and concoctions and be transported to exotic destinations around the world. Packaged in medicinal brown bottles, mouthwatering offerings include Myrrh Water, Black Current Absolute and organic roll-on essential oil perfumes. Look out for their skin-care blending workshops and events. www.enfleurage.com
CLEAN BEAUTY AT FOLLAIN IN BOSTON
Ok not quite NYC but we had to include as this is one of the best niche concept stores we've come across in a while. Follain is where owners have scoured the country and cleverly curated the best of the best in non-toxic skincare. Their intentions are pure and collections include cult brands like Earth Tu Face, Pursoma, Zoe Organics, Erbaviva and the divine LURK perfume oils. Their criteria is simple: they refuse to stock brands that go anywhere near toxic formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, mineral oils, and petrochemicals. www.shopfollain.com
NAILED IT…there’s no longer a ‘standard’ check-in nor check-out time at The Standard. Catching a Red Eye? Need a well-deserved sleep in? Big night out planned? This could be the best hotel service culture ever! Standard Time is where you check in and check out times that works for you. Available at all five properties including New York, LA and Miami. www.standardhotels.com
We are a team of tuned-in wellness explorers who love to travel the world, seeking and experiencing high-vibraiton healing, spas and retreats, nourishing foods, yoga, dance and fitness - all of which results in a curation of the best of the best in wellness travel.