Boutiques do double-duty with secret spas
Nothing makes us happier than saving time (and looking good while doing it). These boutiques had the genius idea to combine the arts of retail and relaxation, so you can shop, get a manicure and touch-up your roots in one fell swoop:
Georgia NY The hidden hair salon in this Nolita beauty store caters to all types while boasting a stellar collection of all-natural styling products. Resident makeup artists recommend their favorite picks and offer professional applications ($150 and up). Be sure to stock up on the store's original line of essential-oil hair and body products.
89A E. Houston St. (between Elizabeth St. and the Bowery); 646-827-2428 or georgiany.com
Martier The luxe basement spa in this Sutton Place boutique offers manicures with Dior and Chanel polishes ($25), Swedish massages ($135 for 60 minutes), facial peels ($200) and private showers for freshening up. For extra indulgence, savor a slice of Oreo cheesecake from the second-floor café.
1012 Second Ave. (between 53rd and 54th sts.); 212-758-5370 or martierusa.com
Carol's Daughter The natural-beauty hot spot's Back Room is a dedicated hand-and-foot spa, using ingredients that are good enough to eat. Try a rejuvenating "haute chocolate" manicure, which includes a chocolate-and-brown-sugar scrub and a cup of hot cocoa ($25), and the "chai masala" pedicure, which includes a cinnamon foot soak and a cup of spiced tea ($40).
24 W. 125th St (between Lenox and Fifth aves.); 212-828-6757 or carolsdaughter.com