Living for the Weekend

Today I headed to the city for a day of great food (sushi obvi) and manicures to celebrate my good friend, Joyce’s, birthday. While we may be separated by states (she lives in Connecticut, booo) I make it a point to fête her special day no matter what.

To celebrate post sushi (Haru Sushi on 43rd is ahh-mazing by the way), we trekked downtown to one of my most favorite places in New York City, Haven Spa. While I’m no stranger to Haven (I visited here and here) my friends have never been and I was thrilled to have them experience the awesomeness that is this Soho hideaway.

We indulged in their Hot Cocoa Manicure ($20) — all the sweet you want without the extra pounds (or pimples!).

Tucked away on Mercer’s cobblestone street, Haven Spa continues to impress me with their super kind staff and warm and welcoming atmosphere. My nail specialist, Emma (whom I recognized as the same lady who did my pedi) worked quickly and quietly as my friend and I chatted away. Our hands were soaked in a warm chocolate bath than nailes were filed, cuticles pushed back. The best part of the experience was the dark chocolate scrub used to exfoliate our hands. Not only were my hands left unbelievably sot, my sweet tooth kicked into high gear and my chocolate craving soared.

ring: Betsey Johnson

My color of choice? Essie’s “Smokin’ Hot”, a deep purple-gray creme color that applied smoothly and delivers amazing color with just two coats. While the weather is warming up (slightly), I couldn’t help but give a dark wintery color one last go before I bring out the shocking corals and neon pinks. The Hot Cocoa Manicure is an experience I highly recommend for anyone! At $20 you cannot go wrong at all. All work and no play makes for quite the boring lifestyle, go ahead and indulge a bit!

Haven Spa
150 Mercer Street

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  1. Aleya Bamdad Monday, March 14, 2011 / 8:53 pm

    Dark chocolate scrub here I come! Nice nails.

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