Katy Perry’s recent TwitPic of her disco-ball manicure was the beauty tweet heard around the world. Fashionistas flipped over the blingy nail candy—and why wouldn’t they? It’s a totally unexpected way to gussy up your LBD for New Year’s Eve. Here’s where to get the Swarovski-studded mani done in NYC.—Lauren Levinson
Half vintage boutique and half salon, this Cali-inspired staple counts Perry (for reals!) and editors from Vogue among its clients. The disco manicure costs $170 (or $150 if you mention TONY through January 1). 198 Elizabeth St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-274-8985, valleynyc.com)
Complimentary green tea is included with your treatment at this Japanese spa’s uptown or downtown locations. The disco manicure costs $250 ($200 if you mention TONY through January 1). 1709 Second Ave between 88th and 89th Sts (212-722-1334); 35 E 1st St between First and Second Aves (212-387-9161, nailspasakura.com)
Calling all party procrastinators: This midtown spa, famous for its Geisha bird-poop facials, will be open till 6pm on New Year’s Eve. The disco manicure costs $180 ($150 if you mention TONY through January 1). 7 W 51st St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, sixth floor (212-644-7400, shizukany.com)
Taqueria Maria & Ricardo
This small Brooklyn storefront turns out all kinds of Mexican favorites, from tacos to tortas to enchiladas, for dine in, take out and delivery. You might want to start with some chips and guacamole ($6.75), red or green salsa ($3.99), or go all out with some pulled pork nachos ($11.75). Sandwich lovers will be happy to see tortas, or traditional sandwich on a crusty roll, on the menu—try one with steak ($9.95) or breaded chicken ($9.50). Naturally, this taqueria offers both burritos ($9.95–$14.95) and tacos ($3.60–$4.75 each), plus other favorites like shredded chicken enchiladas ($10.60), grilled steak fajitas ($14.89) and quesadillas ($11). Need something sweet? Slurp down glasses of horchata ($4.25) or tamarind-flavored Jarritos soda ($2.75), or order a tres leches cake ($4.50) for dessert.
Venue says: “Taqueria Maria & Ricardo creates authentic, fresh and made-to-order Mexican food, drink and desserts. We have all of your favorites!”