Though the holiday rest did you some good, has the new year work reality got you in a ‘B’ mood? Time for a girl-friendly primp at the local chill haven. Haven Spa, known for its luxury spa-wonders amongst downtown New Yorkers (including Sarah Jessica Parker) just moved to a fresh new space near SoHo. We checked out the modern urban hideaway, equipped with stars, flowers, and metallic DECO any NYC princess would appreciate.
from the editor: While scoping the extensive menu ranging from facials to hair services and body therapies, the “bitch massage” just jumped at me. After a few sips from a flute of bubbly x a little cheese (my food staple), I was prepped for my massage.
I got to “check in” to a locker room equipped with showers + changed, and went to the cutest little sparkled room while waiting about a half minute…
While I was getting the much needed “Soothing and relaxing for both body and mind” – i.e. bitch massage, I decided to get a mani – pedi while I was at it. White robe et al, I went to the private waiting room again… with more bubbles + tea, some fancy beauty-inspired cookies + gluten free mini cupcakes.
For a girl that runs away from the local smelly nail salon, it was indeed a treat to get the job done in a private no windows to the street environment. Happy Happy – the european pedi included cuticle and sole care, scrub, massage, and polish. The NYC friendly price was about $62 for the combo. You running yet?
The spontaneous spa day continued, and after chillaxing for a couple of hours+ I realized I had to go to my editor events for the day soon. So, I decided to get a quick wash + blowout… I felt so amazing after this urban retreat I didn’t even go home to change before my events. But, truth be told, I did go to the wrong address at first… maybe the 30 minute xtra distraction of the day was exactly what I needed :). a SPA HAVEN for city girls written by Brigitte Segura.
Here’s a peek at where to go.
HAVEN SPA is located 250 Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Streets… just on the other side of Houston st.
photo credit: brigitte segura + haven spa,
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