Lush SpaAlthough this cruelty-free beauty brand already has an NYC presence via its four retail shops, this two-story space marks Lush’s first...
1/7Photograph: Andrew KellyLush Spa
2/7Lush Bubblegum lip scrub, $10
3/7Lush Dirty shaving cream, $14
4/7Lush Space Girl bath bomb, $5
5/7Donkey Products grafitti salt and pepper shakers, $25, at PIQ
6/7JumpFromPaper Pop Art–inspired graphic satchel, $200, at PIQ
7/7Doiy magnetic Polaroid-style photo frames, six for $18, at PIQ
By Gillian Fuller and Cristina Velocci|
Lush Spa Although this cruelty-free beauty brand already has an NYC presence via its four retail shops, this two-story space marks Lush’s first spa in North America (there are already locations in Japan, Korea and France, plus six across the U.K.). The ground level serves as a boutique hawking fragrant bath bombs ($5–$7) and bubblegum-scented lip scrubs ($10), while the 1,400-square-foot retreat is located on the second floor. As a nod to the company’s British heritage, each of the four treatment rooms is decorated with fresh English flowers and vintage teacups and pots. Music is central to each of the services, featuring folk tunes created exclusively for the spa by Grammy Award–nominated producer and guitarist Simon Emmerson. Every therapist undergoes three months of training, so you know you’re in good hands while experiencing Validation essential-oil face massages (60mins $140) and Good Hour full-body deep-tissue massages (70mins $180). 783 Lexington Ave between 61st and 62nd Sts (212-207-8151, lushusa.com). Mon–Thu 10am–8pm; Fri, Sat 10am–9pm; Sun 11am–7pm.
PIQ Fans of the whimsical everyday objects from French brand Pylones (pylones-usa.com) will adore the equally quirky gifts from its sister label, opening its first NYC store (there are two other locations, in Las Vegas and Orlando). Look for an eclectic mix of kitchenware ($3–$200), books ($5–$150), accessories ($20–$250) and assorted tchotchkes ($3–$8,000) from designers and artists such as Marc Vidal and Jason Freeny. Highlights include JumpFromPaper Pop Art–inspired graphic satchels ($200), Donkey graffiti-can-shaped salt and pepper shakers ($25) and Doiy magnetic Polaroid-style photo frames (six for $18). Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd St at Vanderbilt Ave (212-867-0969, piqproducts.com). Mon–Thu, Sat 8am–10pm; Fri 8am–11pm; Sun 9am–9pm.