If mixing business with pleasure is wrong, then who wants to be right? Herewith, some good-for-you treatments that feel like luxury (not deprivation).
A Whole Lotta Love
L.O.V.E.more is the latest cleanse from Organic Avenue market (101 Stanton Street; 212-334-4593). The five-day detox inspired by Dr. Ann Wigmore (wheatgrass juice pioneer) focuses on greens, greens, and more greens. It’s low in glucose and sugars, and is great for alkalizing the body.
To the Point
The week-old rooftop Peninsula Spa by Espa (700 Fifth Avenue; 212-903-3910) has bespoke treatments; tea ceremonies; and a thermal suite with ice fountain, Finnish sauna, and an “experience” shower (you bad girl, you). Holy 24-karat-gold Bisazza mosaic!
Bedside manner is impeccable at Thai Privilege Spa (155 Spring Street; 212-274-8121), where a new facial incorporates an upper back massage to increase blood flow and detoxification. It’s very gentle (you can barely feel the extractions), which is good for anyone who isn’t a hermit.
Feast the Senses
Pampering is restorative and luxurious at Sense, the new spa at the Carlyle (35 East 76th Street; 212-660-7560), which has only four treatment rooms but plenty of modern old-world glam. Exclusive Sisley Paris products leave you glowing (Antonina’s facials are a dream); oil-infused oak leaves exfoliate and invigorate skin in the Apaisant treatment.
The Next Flight Out of Here
If the only way for you to get on track is to get out of Dodge, you might be tempted by a new, laid-back, seven-day yoga retreat in Tulum. It’s run by a fun, young NYC transplant, who’s booked an adorable eco boutique hotel on the beach and arranged for daily yoga, meditation, massage, excursions, dinner, dancing, and seaside lounging with drinks.
You wouldn’t want to be too good.