Martier

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Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
Martier
Upper East Side

We could easily spend a day at this Sutton Place triple threat, which features a high-end boutique, full-service spa and café over two expansive floors. The fun starts downstairs at the ritzy spa, which offers basic manicures and pedicures ($25–$40) amped up by Chanel and Christian Dior polish, medical-grade facial peels ($175–$225), laser hair removal ($95–$695) and private slate-tiled showers to rinse off in after your Swedish massage ($135). Though you can have the Continental bistro fare served at the upstairs eatery delivered to you in the elegant spa lounge, we prefer to fuel up on our spinach salads with figs and feta ($12) and sesame ginger chicken wraps ($14) in the long dining room with plush leather benches. Decadent desserts like the Oreo cheesecake ($6) might be tempting, but you’ll want to steer clear if you intend to fit into the sexy looks sold in the super-sleek adjacent women’s boutique. Nearly all of the contemporary designer pieces are big-night-out-appropriate, like Olive Olivia embellished silk tops ($160), J.J. Winters crocodile leather clutches ($168) and Givanno studded platform pumps ($170), and you can’t go wrong with the solid collection of LBDs from labels like Issue ($350) and Faith Connexion ($200). Top off your new look with costume jewelry displayed on shelves in the back, where you’ll discover statement pieces such as killer green onyx cocktail rings ($127).

Venue name: Martier
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Address: 1010–1014 Second Ave
New York

Cross street: between 53rd and 54th Sts
Opening hours: Boutique: daily 10:30am–9pm. Spa: Sun, Mon noon–8pm. Café: Mon–Fri 7am–9pm, Sat 8am–9pm, Sun 8am–9pm
Transport: Subway: E, M to Lexington Ave–53rd St
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