Road Test: Haven Spa’s Spiced Chai Pedicure
Haven Spa offers a slice of heaven in a crazy city.
From the moment you open the door to Haven Spa, you’re transported into an oasis of tranquility. The atmosphere is peaceful and calm. Exactly the opposite of the crazed streets of New York City’s Soho shopping area.
April Daniels Hussar, BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor, and I were given the opportunity to road test their special winter pedicure, the Spiced Chai Pedicure ($45). It was heaven!
If you think it’s silly to get a pedicure during winter, think again. You’re shoving your feet into heavy winter boots and tromping around in them all day long. You might wear two pairs of socks to stay warm. You might switch out of boots into high heels. In other words, you’re just as rough on your feet (maybe more so) as you are during the summer. Just because your feet aren’t on display, doesn’t mean they don’t need TLC.
April and I had spent the morning running from one press presentation to another, and were so ready for this. As soon we sat down and gently placed our feet in the warm water, all the worries and stresses of the day disappeared.
The pedicure starts off with a cup of spicy and soothing spiced chai, accompanied by white chocolate and macadamia nut cookies. Your feet soak in warm water-bliss. While your technician is getting rid of dry skin buildup, painting your nails, massaging your feet (did I say bliss?) and generally pampering your tootsies, you can play on an iPad provided by Haven Spa, look at magazines or just sit back, breathe in the gently scented air and relax.
45 minutes never went by so quickly! By the time we were done and our toes were gorgeous with brand new polish, we had to leave. Unfortunately, we were so relaxed; we didn’t walk out into the cold winter air.
The feeling of peacefulness lasted until the next morning! Getting this pedicure was like taking a mini-vacation from the world.
If you’re visiting New York City or live here and you need to escape from the world, I highly recommend a quick trip to Haven Spa for their Spiced Chai Pedicure. You’ll walk out not only with gorgeous feet, but you’ll feel incredibly relaxed and revived.
Haven Spa is located at 150 Mercer Street. To learn more about the spa, their hours and their other offerings, visit their site.
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.