For a reflective way to usher in 2013, book a New Year?s Eve suite complete with steam shower at Ruby Room, the spiritually focused Wicker Park spa, salon, shop and inn that?s currently celebrating its ten-year anniversary.
NYE guests will be served Champagne and chocolate, and they can pick any two services off the spa menu for $150--we think a Thai massage paired with an astrology session for a peek at the year ahead sounds about right.
Changes are in store for the 13,000-square-foot spa in 2013; for starters, its healing sanctuary has been moved to the first floor from the second in order to make way for new overnight rooms.
Many more products--including great gift items--have been added to Ruby Room?s boutique, where you can now buy shampoos ($11) and lotions ($10) by Acure Organics, vegan leather handbags and makeup cases by Stella Grey for about $35 and energy-charged crystal jewelry by local line GlamRocks (necklaces for about $50).
Also look for a new tea bar (samples available daily) and a just-installed 12-foot crystal bar; if you?re drawn to a particular stone and want to know why, ask for a complimentary consultation with a healer.
If enhancing your inner beauty is a resolution this year, here?s where to start.
Ruby Room, 1743-45 W. Division St.; 773-235-2323 or rubyroom.com