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Kristin Booker • January 24, 2011

Beauty Little Black Book: Haven Spa – Or The Tale Of How Chai Tea Can Save Your Life

Courtesy: Haven Spa

Like most of you, I have not enough room for one more thing in my calendar. As a matter of fact, all sorts of Quentin Tarantino-esque violent scenes play in my head as people ask me to do this, please change this, or would you mind taking on this one more thing type situations. There’s one place that I visit regularly to keep all of you demanding people safe (and myself sane) – Haven Spa.

Tucked away on Mercer Street in Soho here in Manhattan, Haven is a small oasis of calm and caring away from the bustling streets of Manhattan. This is where most of us fashion and beauty editors go to recharge and make some sense of our rather insane lives. Enter through the glass door underneath that little purple sign and you are instantly transported to a world where the only command is an easy one to follow: relax.

Although I am a massage/mani-pedi girl, there’s a brand new treatment that I have to tell you about, though: the Spiced Chai Body Treatment. Lawd have mercy, that body treatment will simply SEND YOU into another universe. It’s a gorgeous body treatment that starts with a warm goat milk mask infused with enticing spices, followed by an exfoliating sugar scrub to get rid of dull winter skin. You’re wrapped to let the scrub detoxify the body, then rinsed and a  nourishing body cream is applied everywhere within an inch of heaven. It’s TO DIE FOR, people.

Be sure to follow that with a Spiced Chai Pedicure, a gorgeous treatment that starts with a warm foot bath infused with exotic spices, followed by a Spiced Chai sugar scrub to slough away winter dry skin, followed by a luxurious moisturizer to replenish lost moisture and topped off with a dazzling polish application. Oh, and it comes with a complimentary Chai Tea Latte.

Oh, and did I mention my favorite part? Haven is the home of the new iPedi, as in all their pedicure stations come complete with a fully-wired iPad so you can read, check your email, geek out on your friend’s new Facebook photos – whatever makes you happy. So, you know, if you simply MUST wreck your chill-out experience by checking your email, they’ve got you covered.

So, now you know where I go at least once every other week for amazing manicures, pedicures and at least once a month for mind-blowing body treatments. They’ve got a full menu of services as well: waxing, facials  – whatever you need to bring the calm back to your life and leave feeling that all is right with the world again.

You won’t even mind when the person rushing to Prada bumps into you on the sidewalk when you leave. It’s THAT good.

Haven Spa
150 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 343-3515
for a full menu of services, click here


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